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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374993/removable-backbone-modification-method-for-the-chemical-synthesis-of-membrane-proteins
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Jia-Bin Li, Shan Tang, Ji-Shen Zheng, Chang-Lin Tian, Lei Liu
Chemical synthesis can produce water-soluble globular proteins bearing specifically designed modifications. These synthetic molecules have been used to study the biological functions of proteins and to improve the pharmacological properties of protein drugs. However, the above advances notwithstanding, membrane proteins (MPs), which comprise 20-30% of all proteins in the proteomes of most eukaryotic cells, remain elusive with regard to chemical synthesis. This difficulty stems from the strong hydrophobic character of MPs, which can cause considerable handling issues during ligation, purification, and characterization steps...
April 4, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374764/amide-proton-transfer-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-detecting-intracranial-hemorrhage-at-different-stages-a-comparative-study-with-susceptibility-weighted-imaging
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Xiaoyue Ma, Yan Bai, Yusong Lin, Xiaohua Hong, Taiyuan Liu, Lun Ma, E Mark Haacke, Jinyuan Zhou, Jian Wang, Meiyun Wang
Amide proton transfer (APT) imaging is a noninvasive molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique based on the chemical exchange-dependent saturation transfer mechanism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of APT MRI in detecting intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) at hyperacute, acute and subacute stages by comparing with susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI). APT MRI and SWI were performed on 33 included patients with ICH by using a 3-T MRI unit. A two-sided Mann-Whitney U test was used to detect differences in APT-weighted (APTw) and SWI signal intensities of ICH at hyperacute, acute and subacute stages...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358208/imidazole-appended-macrocyclic-complexes-of-fe-ii-co-ii-and-ni-ii-as-paracest-agents
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Patrick J Burns, Jordan M Cox, Janet R Morrow
The solution chemistry and solid state structures of the Co(II), Fe(II), and Ni(II) complexes of N,N'-bis(imidazole-2-ylmethyl)-4,10-diaza-15-crown-5 (HINO) are reported. The Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes of HINO are the first examples of paraCEST agents (paramagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer) that feature exchangeable imidazole NH protons. The crystal structures of [Co(HINO)]CoCl4·H2O and [Fe(HINO)](CF3SO3)2 have the metal ions coordinated to four nitrogen and three oxygen donor atoms of the macrocyclic ligand in a distorted pentagonal bipyramidal geometry...
March 30, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357518/longitudinal-relaxation-optimized-amide-1-h-cest-experiments-for-studying-slow-chemical-exchange-processes-in-fully-protonated-proteins
#4
Tairan Yuwen, Lewis E Kay
Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) experiments are increasingly used to study slow timescale exchange processes in biomolecules. Although (15)N- and (13)C-CEST have been the approaches of choice, the development of spin state selective (1)H-CEST pulse sequences that separate the effects of chemical and dipolar exchange [T. Yuwen, A. Sekhar and L. E. Kay, Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2016 doi: 10.1002/anie.201610759 (Yuwen et al. 2017)] significantly increases the utility of (1)H-based experiments. Pulse schemes have been described previously for studies of highly deuterated proteins...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303115/evolution-of-cerebral-ischemia-assessed-by-amide-proton-transfer-weighted-mri
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Guodong Song, Chunmei Li, Xiaojie Luo, Xuna Zhao, Shuai Zhang, Yi Zhang, Shanshan Jiang, Xianlong Wang, Yuhui Chen, Haibo Chen, Tao Gong, Jinyuan Zhou, Min Chen
Amide proton transfer-weighted (APTW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has recently become a potentially important tool for evaluating acidosis in ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dynamic pH-related changes in the lesions in patients with ischemia. Thirty-nine patients with ischemic stroke (symptom onset to imaging time ranging 2 h-7 days) were examined with a 3.0-T MRI system. Patients were divided into four groups: at the hyperacute stage (onset time ≤ 6 h), at the acute stage (6 h < onset time ≤ 48 h), at the early subacute stage (48 h < onset time ≤ 96 h), and at the late subacute stage (96 h < onset time ≤ 168 h)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273886/quantitative-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-cest-mri-of-glioma-using-image-downsampling-expedited-adaptive-least-squares-ideal-fitting
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Iris Yuwen Zhou, Enfeng Wang, Jerry S Cheung, Xiaoan Zhang, Giulia Fulci, Phillip Zhe Sun
Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) MRI is sensitive to dilute metabolites with exchangeable protons, allowing tissue characterization in diseases such as acute stroke and tumor. CEST quantification using multi-pool Lorentzian fitting is challenging due to its strong dependence on image signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), initial values and boundaries. Herein we proposed an Image Downsampling Expedited Adaptive Least-squares (IDEAL) fitting algorithm that quantifies CEST images based on initial values from multi-pool Lorentzian fitting of iteratively less downsampled images until the original resolution...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272761/accuracy-in-the-quantification-of-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-cest-and-relayed-nuclear-overhauser-enhancement-rnoe-saturation-transfer-effects
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Xiao-Yong Zhang, Feng Wang, Hua Li, Junzhong Xu, Daniel F Gochberg, John C Gore, Zhongliang Zu
Accurate quantification of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) effects, including dipole-dipole mediated relayed nuclear Overhauser enhancement (rNOE) saturation transfer, is important for applications and studies of molecular concentration and transfer rate (and thereby pH or temperature). Although several quantification methods, such as Lorentzian difference (LD) analysis, multiple-pool Lorentzian fits, and the three-point method, have been extensively used in several preclinical and clinical applications, the accuracy of these methods has not been evaluated...
March 8, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252822/diagnostic-performance-between-contrast-enhancement-proton-mr-spectroscopy-and-amide-proton-transfer-imaging-in-patients-with-brain-tumors
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Akihiko Sakata, Yasutaka Fushimi, Tomohisa Okada, Yoshiki Arakawa, Takeharu Kunieda, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Aki Kido, Naotaka Sakashita, Susumu Miyamoto, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: To explore the relationship among parameters of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and amide proton transfer (APT) imaging, and to assess the diagnostic performance of MRS and APT imaging for grading brain tumors in comparison with contrast enhancement of conventional MRI for preoperative grading in patients with brain tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional Review Board approval and written informed consent were obtained. Forty-one patients with suspected brain tumors were enrolled in the study...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155086/near-uv-photodissociation-of-tryptic-peptide-cation-radicals-scope-and-effects-of-amino-acid-residues-and-radical-sites
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Huong T H Nguyen, František Tureček
Peptide cation-radical fragment ions of the z-type, [(●)AXAR(+)], [(●)AXAK(+)], and [(●)XAR(+)], where X = A, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, Y, and W, were generated by electron transfer dissociation of peptide dications and investigated by MS(3)-near-ultraviolet photodissociation (UVPD) at 355 nm. Laser-pulse dependence measurements indicated that the ion populations were homogeneous for most X residues except phenylalanine. UVPD resulted in dissociations of backbone CO─NH bonds that were accompanied by hydrogen atom transfer, producing fragment ions of the [yn](+) type...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154122/measurement-of-lactate-content-and-amide-proton-transfer-values-in-the-basal-ganglia-of-a-neonatal-piglet-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-model-using-mri
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Y Zheng, X-M Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As amide proton transfer imaging is sensitive to protein content and intracellular pH, it has been widely used in the nervous system, including brain tumors and stroke. This work aimed to measure the lactate content and amide proton transfer values in the basal ganglia of a neonatal piglet hypoxic-ischemic brain injury model by using MR spectroscopy and amide proton transfer imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 58 healthy neonatal piglets (3-5 days after birth; weight, 1-1...
February 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145121/redox-driven-conformational-dynamics-in-a-photosystem-ii-inspired-%C3%AE-hairpin-maquette-determined-through-spectroscopy-and-simulation
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Hyea Hwang, Tyler G McCaslin, Anthony Hazel, Cynthia V Pagba, Christina M Nevin, Anna Pavlova, Bridgette A Barry, James C Gumbart
Tyrosine-based radical transfer plays an important role in photosynthesis, respiration, and DNA synthesis. Radical transfer can occur either by electron transfer (ET) or proton coupled electron transfer (PCET), depending on the pH. Reversible conformational changes in the surrounding protein matrix may control reactivity of radical intermediates. De novo designed Peptide A is a synthetic 18 amino-acid β-hairpin, which contains a single tyrosine (Y5) and carries out a kinetically significant PCET reaction between Y5 and a cross-strand histidine (H14)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128026/amide-proton-transfer-weighted-mri-detection-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Hong Zhang, Wenzhu Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Yi Zhang, Hye-Young Heo, Xianlong Wang, Yun Peng, Jian Wang, Jinyuan Zhou
The purpose of this study was to explore the capability and uniqueness of amide proton transfer-weighted (APTw) imaging in the detection of primary and secondary injury after controlled cortical impact (CCI)-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. Eleven adult rats had craniotomy plus CCI surgery under isoflurane anesthesia. Multi-parameter MRI data were acquired at 4.7 T, at eight time points (1, 6 h, and 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, and 28 days after TBI). At one and six hours post-injury, average APTw signal intensities decreased significantly in the impacted and peri-lesional areas due to tissue acidosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116517/amide-proton-transfer-imaging-to-discriminate-between-low-and-high-grade-gliomas-added-value-to-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-and-relative-cerebral-blood-volume
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Yoon Seong Choi, Sung Soo Ahn, Seung-Koo Lee, Jong Hee Chang, Seok-Gu Kang, Se Hoon Kim, Jinyuan Zhou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the added value of amide proton transfer (APT) imaging to the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and the relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) from perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for discriminating between high- and low-grade gliomas. METHODS: Forty-six consecutive adult patients with diffuse gliomas who underwent preoperative APT imaging, DTI and perfusion MRI were enrolled. APT signals were compared according to the World Health Organization grade...
January 23, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103693/the-logic-behind-a-physical-organic-chemist-s-research-topics
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Charles L Perrin
Although my research has no common theme or defining area, a coherence connects the diverse topics insofar as one project leads logically to another. Thus, studies on mechanisms of hydrogen exchange in amides and amidines led to the influence of hydrogen bonding and to NMR methods for chemical kinetics, including 2D-EXSY spectroscopy. Another connection was the OH(-)-catalyzed NH exchange in amines that had supported the hypothesis of stereoelectronic control. We therefore analyzed that hypothesis critically, tested it, found counterexamples, and proposed an alternative hypothesis...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102675/mechanistic-elucidation-of-zirconium-catalyzed-direct-amidation
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Helena Lundberg, Fredrik Tinnis, Jiji Zhang, Andrés G Algarra, Fahmi Himo, Hans Adolfsson
The mechanism of the zirconium-catalyzed condensation of carboxylic acids and amines for direct formation of amides was studied using kinetics, NMR spectroscopy, and DFT calculations. The reaction is found to be first order with respect to the catalyst and has a positive rate dependence on amine concentration. A negative rate dependence on carboxylic acid concentration is observed along with S-shaped kinetic profiles under certain conditions, which is consistent with the formation of reversible off-cycle species...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096269/differentiation-between-radiation-necrosis-and-tumor-progression-using-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer
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Hatef Mehrabian, Kimberly L Desmond, Hany Soliman, Arjun Sahgal, Gregory J Stanisz
PURPOSE: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a common treatment used in patients with brain metastases and is associated with high rates of local control, however, at the risk of radiation necrosis. It is difficult to differentiate radiation necrosis from tumor progression using conventional MRI making it a major diagnostic dilemma for practitioners. This prospective study investigated whether chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) was able to differentiate these two conditions. MATERIALS & METHODS: Sixteen patients with brain metastases who had been previously treated with SRS were included...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992380/noninvasive-amide-proton-transfer-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-evaluating-the-grading-and-cellularity-of-gliomas
#17
Yan Bai, Yusong Lin, Wei Zhang, Lingfei Kong, Lifu Wang, Panli Zuo, Ignacio Vallines, Benjamin Schmitt, Jie Tian, Xiaolei Song, Jinyuan Zhou, Meiyun Wang
Using noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging techniques to accurately evaluate the grading and cellularity of gliomas is beneficial for improving the patient outcomes. Amide proton transfer imaging is a noninvasive molecular magnetic resonance imaging technique based on chemical exchange saturation transfer mechanism that detects endogenous mobile proteins and peptides in biological tissues. Between August 2012 and November 2015, a total number of 44 patients with pathologically proven gliomas were included in this study...
January 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988009/nmr-study-of-hydroxy-and-amide-protons-in-hyaluronan-polymers
#18
Gustav Nestor, Corine Sandström
Hyaluronan (HA) is an important and well characterized glycosaminoglycan with high viscosity and water-retaining capacity. Nonetheless, it is not fully understood whether conformational properties of the easily characterized HA oligomers can be transferred to HA polymers. To investigate possible differences in hydration, hydrogen bonding and flexibility between HA polymers and oligomers, hydroxy and amide protons of HA polymers were studied by solution-state and high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) NMR spectroscopy...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918442/some-brief-notes-on-theoretical-and-experimental-investigations-of-intramolecular-hydrogen-bonding
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Lucjan Sobczyk, Dorota Chudoba, Peter M Tolstoy, Aleksander Filarowski
A review of selected literature data related to intramolecular hydrogen bonding in ortho-hydroxyaryl Schiff bases, ortho-hydroxyaryl ketones, ortho-hydroxyaryl amides, proton sponges and ortho-hydroxyaryl Mannich bases is presented. The paper reports on the application of experimental spectroscopic measurements (IR and NMR) and quantum-mechanical calculations for investigations of the proton transfer processes, the potential energy curves, tautomeric equilibrium, aromaticity etc. Finally, the equilibrium between the intra- and inter-molecular hydrogen bonds in amides is discussed...
December 2, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885356/magnetization-transfer-and-amide-proton-transfer-mri-of-neonatal-brain-development
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Yang Zheng, Xiaoming Wang, Xuna Zhao
Purpose. This study aims to evaluate the process of brain development in neonates using combined amide proton transfer (APT) imaging and conventional magnetization transfer (MT) imaging. Materials and Methods. Case data were reviewed for all patients hospitalized in our institution's neonatal ward. Patients underwent APT and MT imaging (a single protocol) immediately following the routine MR examination. Single-slice APT/MT axial imaging was performed at the level of the basal ganglia. APT and MT ratio (MTR) measurements were performed in multiple brain regions of interest (ROIs)...
2016: BioMed Research International
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