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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449380/the-pas-domains-of-the-major-sporulation-kinase-in-bacillus-subtilis-play-a-role-in-tetramer-formation-that-is-essential-for-the%C3%A2-autokinase-activity
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Brittany Kiehler, Lindsey Haggett, Masaya Fujita
Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis is induced upon starvation. In a widely accepted model, an N-terminal "sensor" domain of the major sporulation kinase KinA recognizes a hypothetical starvation signal(s) and autophosphorylates a histidine residue to activate the master regulator Spo0A via a multicomponent phosphorelay. However, to date no confirmed signal has been found. Here, we demonstrated that PAS-A, the most N-terminal of the three PAS domains (PAS-ABC), is dispensable for the activity, contrary to a previous report...
April 27, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448872/curcumin-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-d-galactosamine-induced-acute-liver-injury-by-activating-nrf2-nuclear-translocation-and-inhibiting-nf-kb-activation
#2
Yi-Lian Xie, Jin-Guo Chu, Xiao-Min Jian, Jin-Zhong Dong, Li-Ping Wang, Guo-Xiang Li, Nai-Bin Yang
Curcumin, a polyphenol in curry spice isolated from the rhizome of turmeric, has been reported to possess versatile biological properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antifibrotic, and anticancer activities. In this study, the hepatoprotective effect of curcumin was investigated in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/d-galactosamine (d-GalN)-induced acute liver injury (ALI) in rats. Experimental ALI was induced with an intraperitoneal (ip) injection of sterile 0.9% sodium chloride (NaCl) solution containing 8μg LPS and 800mg/kg d-GalN...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448551/characterization-of-physiological-defects-in-adult-sirt6-mice
#3
Victoria Peshti, Alexey Obolensky, Liat Nahum, Yariv Kanfi, Moran Rathaus, Maytal Avraham, Simon Tinman, Fredrick W Alt, Eyal Banin, Haim Y Cohen
The NAD+-dependent SIRT6 deacetylase was shown to be a major regulator of lifespan and healthspan. Mice deficient for SIRT6 develop a premature aging phenotype and metabolic defects, and die before four weeks of age. Thus, the effect of SIRT6 deficiency in adult mice is unknown. Here we show that SIRT6-/- mice in mixed 129/SvJ/BALB/c background reach adulthood, allowing examination of SIRT6-related metabolic and developmental phenotypes in adult mice. In this mixed background, at 200 days of age, more than 80% of the female knock-out mice were alive whereas only 10% of male knock-out mice survived...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446174/a-scalable-metabolite-supplementation-strategy-against-antibiotic-resistant-pathogen-chromobacterium-violaceum-induced-by-nad-nadh-imbalance
#4
Deepanwita Banerjee, Dharmeshkumar Parmar, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Avinash D Ghanate, Venkateswarlu Panchagnula, Anu Raghunathan
BACKGROUND: The leading edge of the global problem of antibiotic resistance necessitates novel therapeutic strategies. This study develops a novel systems biology driven approach for killing antibiotic resistant pathogens using benign metabolites. RESULTS: Controlled laboratory evolutions established chloramphenicol and streptomycin resistant pathogens of Chromobacterium. These resistant pathogens showed higher growth rates and required higher lethal doses of antibiotic...
April 26, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445802/nmnat-it-s-an-nad-synthase%C3%A2-it-s-a-chaperone%C3%A2-it-s-a-neuroprotector
#5
REVIEW
Jennifer M Brazill, Chong Li, Yi Zhu, R Grace Zhai
Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferases (NMNATs) are a family of highly conserved proteins indispensable for cellular homeostasis. NMNATs are classically known for their enzymatic function of catalyzing NAD(+) synthesis, but also have gained a reputation as essential neuronal maintenance factors. NMNAT deficiency has been associated with various human diseases with pronounced consequences on neural tissues, underscoring the importance of the neuronal maintenance and protective roles of these proteins...
April 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445509/functional-genetic-variants-within-the-sirt2-gene-promoter-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#6
Wentao Yang, Feng Gao, Pei Zhang, Shuchao Pang, Yinghua Cui, Lixin Liu, Guanghe Wei, Bo Yan
Coronary artery disease (CAD), including acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the complication of atherosclerosis. Recently, genome-wide association studies have identified a large number of CAD-related genetic variants. However, only 10% of CAD cases could be explained. Low frequent and rare genetic variants have been recently proposed to be main causes for CAD. SIRT2 is a member of sirtuin family, NAD(+)-dependent class III deacetylases. SIRT2 is involved in genomic stability, metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress and autophagy, as well as in platelet function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443115/cytosolic-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-is-phosphorylated-during-seed-development
#7
Claudia V Piattoni, Danisa M L Ferrero, Ignacio Dellaferrera, Abelardo Vegetti, Alberto Á Iglesias
Cytosolic glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (NAD-GAPDH) is involved in a critical energetic step of glycolysis and also has many important functions besides its enzymatic activity. The recombinant wheat NAD-GAPDH was phosphorylated in vitro at Ser205 by a SNF1-Related protein kinase 1 (SnRK1) from wheat heterotrophic (but not from photosynthetic) tissues. The S205D mutant enzyme (mimicking the phosphorylated form) exhibited a significant decrease in activity but similar affinity toward substrates. Immunodetection and activity assays showed that NAD-GAPDH is phosphorylated in vivo, the enzyme depicting different activity, abundance and phosphorylation profiles during development of seeds that mainly accumulate starch (wheat) or lipids (castor oil seed)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443070/crystal-structure-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-from-the-gram-positive-bacterial-pathogen-a-vaginae-an-immunoevasive-factor-that-interacts-with-the-human-c5a-anaphylatoxin
#8
Javier Querol-García, Francisco J Fernández, Ana V Marin, Sara Gómez, Daniel Fullà, Cecilia Melchor-Tafur, Virginia Franco-Hidalgo, Sebastián Albertí, Jordi Juanhuix, Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba, José R Regueiro, M Cristina Vega
The Gram-positive anaerobic human pathogenic bacterium Atopobium vaginae causes most diagnosed cases of bacterial vaginosis as well as opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. In addition to its well-established role in carbohydrate metabolism, D-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) from Streptococcus pyogenes and S. pneumoniae have been reported to act as extracellular virulence factors during streptococcal infections. Here, we report the crystal structure of GAPDH from A. vaginae (AvGAPDH) at 2...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440735/nuclear-factor-e2-related-factor-2-knockdown-enhances-glucose-uptake-and-alters-glucose-metabolism-in-aml12-hepatocytes
#9
Xiaoyang Yuan, Huijing Huang, Yi Huang, Jinli Wang, Jinhua Yan, Ling Ding, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor known to induce the expression of a variety of antioxidant and detoxification genes. Recently, increasing evidence has revealed roles for Nrf2 in glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism; however, the exact functions of Nrf2 in hepatocyte biology are largely unclear. In the current study, the transient knockdown of Nrf2 via siRNA transfection enhanced the glucose uptake of fasting AML12 hepatocytes to 325.3 ± 11.1% ( P < 0.05) of that of untransfected control cells...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439281/l-theanine-content-and-related-gene-expression-novel-insights-into-theanine-biosynthesis-and-hydrolysis-among-different-tea-plant-camellia-sinensis-l-tissues-and-cultivars
#10
Zhi-Wei Liu, Zhi-Jun Wu, Hui Li, Yong-Xin Wang, Jing Zhuang
L-Theanine content has tissues and cultivars specificity in tea plant (Camellia sinensis L.), the correlations of theanine metabolic related genes expression profiles with theanine contents were explored in this study. L-theanine contents in the bud and 1st leaf, 2nd leaf, 3rd leaf, old leaf, stem, and lateral root were determined by HPLC from three C. sinensis cultivars, namely 'Huangjinya', 'Anjibaicha', and 'Yingshuang', respectively. The theanine contents in leaves and root of 'Huangjinya' were the highest, followed by 'Anjibaicha', and 'Yingshuang'...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437863/sirt3-acts-as-a-negative-regulator-of-autophagy-dictating-hepatocyte-susceptibility-to-lipotoxicity
#11
Songtao Li, Xiaobing Dou, Hua Ning, Qing Song, Wei Wei, Ximei Zhang, Chen Shen, Jiaxin Li, Changhao Sun, Zhenyuan Song
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism(s) remain to be fully elucidated. SIRT3 is an NAD(+) -dependent deacetylase primarily located inside mitochondria. In this study, we demonstrated that a SFAs-rich high-fat diet (HFD) was more detrimental to the liver than an isocaloric unsaturated FAs-rich HFD. Unexpectedly, SIRT3 expression/activity were significantly elevated in the livers of mice exposed to the SFAs-rich HFD...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436948/mitochondrial-elongation-mediated-glucose-metabolism-reprogramming-is-essential-for-tumour-cell-survival-during-energy-stress
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J Li, Q Huang, X Long, X Guo, X Sun, X Jin, Z Li, T Ren, P Yuan, X Huang, H Zhang, J Xing
To date, mechanisms of tumour cell survival under energy stress are not well understood. Cumulative evidence is beginning to reveal that specific mitochondrial morphologies are often associated with energetic states and survival of cells. However, the functional roles of mitochondria in the metabolic adaptation of tumour cells to energy stress remain to be elucidated. In this study, we first investigated the changes in mitochondrial morphology induced by nutrition deprivation in tumour cells, and the underlying molecular mechanism...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436820/srna-mediated-activation-of-gene-expression-by-inhibition-of-5-3-exonucleolytic-mrna-degradation
#13
Sylvain Durand, Frédérique Braun, Anne-Catherine Helfer, Pascale Romby, Ciarán Condon
Post-transcriptional control by small regulatory RNA (sRNA) is critical for rapid adaptive processes. sRNAs can directly modulate mRNA degradation in Proteobacteria without interfering with translation. However, Firmicutes have a fundamentally different set of ribonucleases for mRNA degradation and whether sRNAs can regulate the activity of these enzymes is an open question. We show that Bacillus subtilis RoxS, a major trans-acting sRNA shared with Staphylococus aureus, prevents degradation of the yflS mRNA, encoding a malate transporter...
April 24, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435470/downregulation-of-sirt7-by-5-fluorouracil-induces-radiosensitivity-in-human-colorectal-cancer
#14
Ming Tang, Xiaopeng Lu, Chaohua Zhang, Changzheng Du, Linlin Cao, Tianyun Hou, Zhiming Li, Bo Tu, Ziyang Cao, Yinglu Li, Yongcan Chen, Lu Jiang, Hui Wang, Lina Wang, Baohua Liu, Xingzhi Xu, Jianyuan Luo, Jiadong Wang, Jin Gu, Haiying Wang, Wei-Guo Zhu
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) combined with radiotherapy is a common treatment strategy to treat human cancers, but the underlying mechanisms of this combination treatment remain unclear. Here, we report that NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase sirtuin-7 (SIRT7) protein levels were decreased due to 5-FU exposure rendering colorectal cancer cells sensitive to radiation. We found that SIRT7 downregulation was mediated via a Tat-binding Protein 1 (TBP1) proteasome-dependent pathway. Specifically, TBP1 was dephosphorylated at tyrosine 381 upon 5-FU treatment, which enhanced its direct interaction with SIRT7 and targeted it for degradation...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435063/regulation-of-nampt-expression-by-transcriptional-coactivator-ncoa6-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#15
Jin Yoon, Kyung Jin Lee, Gyun Sik Oh, Geun Hyang Kim, Seung-Whan Kim
Nuclear receptor coactivator 6 (NCOA6) is a transcriptional coactivator and crucial for insulin secretion and glucose metabolism in pancreatic β-cells. However, the regulatory mechanism of β-cell function by NCOA6 is largely unknown. In this study, we found that the transcript levels of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) were decreased in islets of NCOA6(+/-) mice compared with NCOA6(+/+) mice. Moreover, NCOA6 overexpression increased the levels of Nampt transcripts in the mouse pancreatic β-cell line NIT-1...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434975/protection-of-pc12%C3%A2-cells-from-cocaine-induced-cell-death-by-inhibiting-mitochondrial-permeability-transition
#16
Frederic Lamarche, Cecile Cottet-Rousselle, Luc Barret, Eric Fontaine
Cocaine abuse induces brain injury and neurodegeneration by a mechanism that has not yet been fully elucidated. Mitochondria play a key role in cell death processes, notably through the opening of the permeability transition pore (PTP). In this work, we examined the involvement of the PTP in cocaine-induced toxicity in PC12 cell lines. We used two different PTP inhibitors -i.e. cyclosporin A (CsA) and metformin-to assess their ability to counteract the cocaine induced effects. We first observed that a 48 h exposure to cocaine strongly sensitized cells to calcium overload, as measured by the calcium retention capacity...
April 20, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434941/dysregulation-of-the-sirt1-oct6-axis-contributes-to-environmental-stress-induced-neural-induction-defects
#17
Guoping Li, Zeyidan Jiapaer, Rong Weng, Yi Hui, Wenwen Jia, Jiajie Xi, Guiying Wang, Songcheng Zhu, Xin Zhang, Dandan Feng, Ling Liu, Xiaoqing Zhang, Jiuhong Kang
Environmental stresses are increasingly acknowledged as core causes of abnormal neural induction leading to neural tube defects (NTDs). However, the mechanism responsible for environmental stress-triggered neural induction defects remains unknown. Here, we report that a spectrum of environmental stresses, including oxidative stress, starvation, and DNA damage, profoundly activate SIRT1, an NAD(+)-dependent lysine deacetylase. Both mouse embryos and in vitro differentiated embryonic stem cells (ESCs) demonstrated a negative correlation between the expression of SIRT1 and that of OCT6, a key neural fate inducer...
April 19, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433582/effects-of-twenty-standard-amino-acids-on-biochemical-constituents-docosahexaenoic-acid-production-and-metabolic-activity-changes-of-crypthecodinium-cohnii
#18
Waseem Safdar, Xinyi Zan, Muhammad Shamoon, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Omar Mukama, Xin Tang, Yuanda Song
The influence of 20 standard amino acids was investigated on growth, lipid accumulation, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production and cell biochemical composition of Crypthecodinium cohnii. C. cohnii efficiently utilize organic nitrogen (predominantly threonine and to a lesser extent tyrosine and serine) as compared to inorganic nitrogen (NH4)2SO4. However, No significant effect was observed on major biochemical composition of C. cohnii (lipids, carbohydrates and proteins) under N limitation or supplementation with different N-sources...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433189/synergic-regulation-of-redox-potential-and-oxygen-uptake-to-enhance-production-of-coenzyme-q10-in-rhodobacter-sphaeroides
#19
Yongqiang Zhu, Lidan Ye, Zhaofeng Chen, Weijiang Hu, Yanghui Shi, Jianbo Chen, Chenfei Wang, Yong Li, Weifeng Li, Hongwei Yu
The physiological role of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as an electron carrier suggests its association with redox potential. Overexpression of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase type I (gapA-1) in Rhodobacter sphaeroides elevated the NADH/NAD(+) ratio and meanwhile enhanced the CoQ10 content by 58%, but at the sacrifice of biomass. On the other hand, Vitreoscilla hemoglobin was heterologously expressed to enhance the oxygen uptake ability of the cells, leading to 127% improvement of biomass. Subsequent coexpression of gapA-1 and vgb resulted in a CoQ10 titer of 83...
June 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433055/pyrenyl-carbon-nanostructures-for-ultrasensitive-measurements-of-formaldehyde-in-urine
#20
Gayan Premaratne, Sabrina Farias, Sadagopan Krishnan
Measurement of ultra-low (e.g., parts-per-billion) levels of small-molecule markers in body fluids (e.g., serum, urine, saliva) involves a considerable challenge in view of designing assay strategies with sensitivity and selectivity. Herein we report for the first time an amperometric nano-bioelectrode design that uniquely combines 1-pyrenebutyric acid units pi-pi stacked with carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the surface of gold screen printed electrodes for covalent attachment of NAD(+) dependent formaldehyde dehydrogenase (FDH)...
June 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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