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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926970/proteomic-characterization-of-armillaria-mellea-reveals-oxidative-stress-response-mechanisms-and-altered-secondary-metabolism-profiles
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Cassandra Collins, Rachel Hurley, Nada Almutlaqah, Grainne O'Keeffe, Thomas M Keane, David A Fitzpatrick, Rebecca A Owens
Armillaria mellea is a major plant pathogen. Yet, the strategies the organism uses to infect susceptible species, degrade lignocellulose and other plant material and protect itself against plant defences and its own glycodegradative arsenal are largely unknown. Here, we use a combination of gel and MS-based proteomics to profile A. mellea under conditions of oxidative stress and changes in growth matrix. 2-DE and LC-MS/MS were used to investigate the response of A. mellea to H₂O₂ and menadione/FeCl₃ exposure, respectively...
September 17, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910388/structure-of-the-human-transcobalamin-beta-domain-in-four-distinct-states
#2
Joël S Bloch, Markus Ruetz, Bernhard Kräutler, Kaspar P Locher
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin, CNCbl) is an essential cofactor-precursor for two biochemical reactions in humans. When ingested, cobalamins (Cbl) are transported via a multistep transport system into the bloodstream, where the soluble protein transcobalamin (TC) binds Cbl and the complex is taken up into the cells via receptor mediated endocytosis. Crystal structures of TC in complex with CNCbl have been solved previously. However, the initial steps of holo-TC assembly have remained elusive. Here, we present four crystal structures of the beta domain of human TC (TC-beta) in different substrate-bound states...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910323/comparative-proteomic-analyses-reveal-the-proteome-response-to-short-term-drought-in-italian-ryegrass-lolium-multiflorum
#3
Ling Pan, Zhongfu Yang, Jianping Wang, Pengxi Wang, Xiao Ma, Meiliang Zhou, Ji Li, Nie Gang, Guangyan Feng, Junming Zhao, Xinquan Zhang
Drought is a major abiotic stress that impairs growth and productivity of Italian ryegrass. Comparative analysis of drought responsive proteins will provide insight into molecular mechanism in Lolium multiflorum drought tolerance. Using the iTRAQ-based approach, proteomic changes in tolerant and susceptible lines were examined in response to drought condition. A total of 950 differentially accumulated proteins was found to be involved in carbohydrate metabolism, amino acid metabolism, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, and signal transduction pathway, such as β-D-xylosidase, β-D-glucan glucohydrolase, glycerate dehydrogenase, Cobalamin-independent methionine synthase, glutamine synthetase 1a, Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase, diacylglycerol, and inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate, which might contributed to enhance drought tolerance or adaption in Lolium multiflorum...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898907/effects-of-cobalamin-vitamin-b12-on-gentamicin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rat
#4
Saeed Hajihashemi, Zeinab Hamidizad, Ali Rahbari, Fatemeh Ghanbari, Zohre Aghaee Motealeghi
Background The main side effect of gentamicin is nephrotoxicity. The effect of cobalamin (Cob) was investigated on gentamicin nephrotoxicity in rats. Methods Renal injury induced by i.p. injection of gentamicin (100 mg/kg) for 8 consecutive days. Cobalamin (6 mg/kg/day, i.p) treatment was done for 8 consecutive days as co-treatment and post-treatment protocol. Results Cobalamin significantly increased creatinine clearance levels and renal blood flow which were reduced by gentamicin. Also, cobalamin significantly improved serum electrolytes (sodium and potassium) levels which were disturbed by gentamicin...
September 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895200/effects-of-6%C3%A2-weeks-of-parenteral-cobalamin-supplementation-on-clinical-and-biochemical-variables-in-cats-with-gastrointestinal-disease
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J Kempf, M Hersberger, R H Melliger, C E Reusch, P H Kook
BACKGROUND: Effects and duration of commonly used protocols for cobalamin (Cbl) supplementation on cellular Cbl deficiency have not been determined in hypocobalaminemic cats. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate effect of Cbl supplementation on clinical signs, serum and urine methylmalonic acid (MMA) concentrations over 16 weeks. ANIMALS: Twenty client-owned hypocobalaminemic cats with enteropathy. METHODS: Prospective study...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887228/leaf-proteomics-of-drought-sensitive-and-tolerant-genotypes-of-fennel
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Ehsaneh Khodadadi, Barat Ali Fakheri, Saeed Aharizad, Abbasali Emamjomeh, Majid Norouzi, Setsuko Komatsu
Fennel is attracted attention as a useful resource as researching medicinal plant for drought tolerance. To elucidate the response mechanism in drought-sensitive and -tolerant genotypes of fennel leaf, a gel-free/label-free proteomic technique was used. Fifty-day-old plants were subjected to drought stress for 60days. The relative water and proline contents were decreased and increased in sensitive genotypes, respectively; however, they were not a big change in tolerant genotypes. Photosynthesis was decreased in the sensitive genotypes under drought; however, it was increased in the tolerant genotype...
September 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882204/tsrm-as-a-model-for-purifying-and-characterizing-cobalamin-dependent-radical-s-adenosylmethionine-methylases
#7
Anthony J Blaszczyk, Roy X Wang, Squire J Booker
Cobalamin-dependent radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) methylases play vital roles in the de novo biosynthesis of many antibiotics, cofactors, and other important natural products, yet remain an understudied subclass of radical SAM enzymes. In addition to a [4Fe-4S] cluster that is ligated by three cysteine residues, these enzymes also contain an N-terminal cobalamin-binding domain. In vitro studies of these enzymes have been severely limited because many are insoluble or sparingly soluble upon their overproduction in Escherichia coli...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881087/organometallic-dna-b12-conjugates-as-potential-oligonucleotide-vectors-synthesis-structural-and-binding-studies-with-human-cobalamin-transport-proteins
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Elena Mutti, Miriam Hunger, Sergey Fedosov, Ebba Nexo, Bernhard Kräutler
We report on the synthesis and structural characterization of Co-(dN)25-Cbl and Co-(dN)39-Cbl, organometallic DNA-B12-conjugates with single DNA-strands consisting of 25 and 39 deoxy-nucleotides, respectively, and on binding studies of these two DNA-cobalamin (DNA-Cbl) conjugates to the three homologous human Cbl transporting proteins transcobalamin (TC), intrinsic factor (IF) and haptocorrin (HC). This investigation tests the suitability of such DNA-Cbls for the task of eventual in-vivo oligonucleotide delivery...
September 7, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880978/quantitative-assessment-of-microstructural-changes-of-the-retina-in-infants-with-congenital-zika-syndrome
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Tomas S Aleman, Camila V Ventura, Milena M Cavalcanti, Leona W Serrano, Anastasia Traband, Akosua A Nti, Adriana L Gois, Vasco Bravo-Filho, Thayze T Martins, Charles W Nichols, Mauricio Maia, Rubens Belfort
Importance: A better pathophysiologic understanding of the neurodevelopmental abnormalities observed in neonates exposed in utero to Zika virus (ZIKV) is needed to develop treatments. The retina as an extension of the diencephalon accessible to in vivo microcopy with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) can provide an insight into the pathophysiology of congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Objective: To quantify the microstructural changes of the retina in CZS and compare these changes with those of cobalamin C (cblC) deficiency, a disease with potential retinal maldevelopment...
September 7, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875857/is-there-a-link-between-vitamin-b-and-multiple-sclerosis
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Natalie Nemazannikova, Kathleen Mikkelsen, Lily Stojanovska, Gregory L Blatch, Vasso Apostolopoulos
BACKGROUND: Damage to the myelin sheath (demyelination) is one of the main manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS). Interestingly, both MS and vitamin B deficiency results in severe myelin degeneration that leads to loss in neuronal signal transmission. OBJECTIVE: Deficiency in vitamin B complex vary, although common symptoms include fatigue, increased oxidative stress, inflammation and demyelination. In particular, vitamin B12 (cobalamin) has had increased attention for its role in the methylation process, involvement in myelination and re-myelination, and reversal of MS symptoms...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865226/evaluation-of-clinicopathological-features-in-cats-with-chronic-gastrointestinal-signs
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P Gianella, M Pietra, P E Crisi, P Famigli Bergamini, F Fracassi, M Morini, A Boari
Food-responsive enteropathy (FRE), idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and alimentary tract lymphoma (AL) are often the remaining differentials for cats presenting with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) signs. Differential diagnosis is further complicated by overlapping clinicopathological features and histopathological changes, however. In this study we describe the clinical presentation of cats with chronic GI signs secondary to FRE, IBD, and AL, and evaluate possible associations between clinical, clinicopathological, ultrasonographic findings and diagnosis...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863787/venous-thromboembolism-and-hyperhomocysteinemia-as-first-manifestation-of-pernicious-anemia-a-case-series
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W Ammouri, Z Mezalek Tazi, H Harmouche, M Maamar, M Adnaoui
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia has been suspected of favoring thrombosis. Several case-control studies and even a meta-analysis have confirmed a link between venous thrombosis and hyperhomocysteinemia. Homocysteine is due to genetic and acquired factors (poor diet in folate and vitamin B12, older age, renal impairment, thyroid diseases, and malignancies) induced by the intake and the concentrations of vitamin B9 or B12 in the majority of cases. CASES PRESENTATION: We report the cases of four Moroccan patients who presented with acute vein thrombosis of different sites: a 34-year-old man, a 60-year-old man, a 58-year-old man, and a 47-year-old woman...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836023/studies-on-reaction-of-glutathionylcobalamin-with-hypochlorite-evidence-of-protective-action-of-glutathionyl-ligand-against-corrin-modification-by-hypochlorite
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Ilia A Dereven'kov, Sergei V Makarov, Nikita I Shpagilev, Denis S Salnikov, Oskar I Koifman
Glutathionylcobalamin (GSCbl), a tight complex of glutathione (GSH) with cobalamin(III), is readily oxidized to aquacobalamin by hypochlorite. Corrin macrocycle remains unmodified in the presence of threefold excess of hypochlorite, whereas aqua- and cyanocobalamins are partially transformed to chlorinated species under the same conditions. The suggested mechanism of reaction between GSCbl and hypochlorite involves subsequent oxidation of thiol and amino groups and dissociation of oxidized glutathione from Co(III)-ion...
August 23, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835862/late-onset-cobalamin-disorder-and-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Gianluigi Ardissino, Michela Perrone, Francesca Tel, Sara Testa, Amelia Morrone, Ilaria Possenti, Francesco Tagliaferri, Robertino Dilena, Francesca Menni
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is an unrare and severe thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) caused by several pathogenetic mechanisms among which Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections and complement dysregulation are the most common. However, very rarely and particularly in neonates and infants, disorders of cobalamin metabolism (CblC) can present with or be complicated by TMA. Herein we describe a case of atypical HUS (aHUS) related to CblC disease which first presented in a previously healthy boy at age of 13...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821482/hypersegmented-neutrophils-and-oval-macrocytes-in-the-setting-of-b12-deficiency-and-pancytopaenia
#15
Sean James Farrelly, Kieran Anthony O'Connor
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a recognised pathology in several populations, with a particular prevalence in an older adult population. We present two cases whereby vitamin B12 deficiency is the causative factor in marked pancytopaenia. Oval macrocytosis and hypersegmented neutrophils were noted on both peripheral blood samples, which are a characteristic finding in macrocytic anaemia due to B12 deficiency. Distinct underlying pathologies were identified in both cases; food-cobalamin malabsorption and pernicious anaemia...
August 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819880/theoretical-analysis-of-c-f-bond-cleavage-mediated-by-cob-i-alamin-based-structures
#16
D Cortés-Arriagada, A Toro-Labbe, J R Mora, L Rincón, R Mereau, F J Torres
In the present work, C-F bond cleavage mediated by the super-reduced form of cobalamin (i.e., Co(I)Cbl) was theoretically studied at the ONIOM(BP86/6-311++G(d,p):PM6) + SMD level of theory. Dispersion effects were introduced by employing Grimme's empirical dispersion at the ONIOM(BP86-D/6-311++G(d,p):PM6) + SMD level. In the first stage of the study, cobalamin was characterized in terms of the coordination number of the central cobalt atom. The ONIOM(BP86/6-311++G(d,p):PM6) results showed that the base-off form of the system is slightly more stable than its base-on counterpart (ΔE = E base-off - E base-on ~ -2 kcal/mol)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819628/abnormal-biomarkers-of-homocysteine-metabolism-in-neonates-with-conotruncal-heart-defects
#17
Piotr Surmiak, Małgorzata Baumert, Magdalena Paprotny
OBJECTIVES: The etiology of conotruncal heart defects (CHD) remains unknown; however relation between homocysteine, folate levels, and congenital heart disease was found. With this perspective in mind, the aim of the study was to investigate biomarkers of homosyteine metabolism pathway in mothers and their neonates with CHD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-three pairs of mothers and their neonates with CHD and forty pairs of mothers and neonates with nonconotruncal heart defects (non-CHD) were enrolled...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814397/association-of-tcn2-rs1801198-c-776g-c-polymorphism-with-markers-of-one-carbon-metabolism-and-related-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-genetic-association-studies
#18
Abderrahim Oussalah, Julien Levy, Pierre Filhine-Trésarrieu, Fares Namour, Jean-Louis Guéant
Background: Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) deficiency may produce severe neurologic and hematologic manifestations. Approximately 20-25% of circulating cobalamin binds to transcobalamin 2 (TCN2), which is referred to as active vitamin B-12. The G allele of the TCN2 c.776G>C (rs1801198) polymorphism has been associated with a lower plasma concentration of holotranscobalamin. However, genotype association studies on rs1801198 have led to conflicting results regarding its influence on one-carbon metabolism (OCM) markers or its association with pathologic conditions...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811685/mutation-analyses-in-selected-exons-of-the-mut-gene-in-indian-patients-with-methylmalonic-acidemia
#19
Chandrawati Kumari, Seema Kapoor, Bijo Varughese, Sunil Kumar Pollipali, Siddarth Ramji
Deficiency or diminished activity of a cobalamin dependent enzyme methylmalonyl-CoA mutase causes inborn error of metabolism called methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). In this study we elucidated the spectrum of mutations in 21 Indian mut MMA patients by direct sequencing. Sequence analysis identified a total of 70 mutations in exon 2, 9, 11 and 12 of MUT gene. Out of which 26 mutations were predicted to be deleterious and rest were benign. The 23 novel mutations consist of four nonsense mutations (p.N6*, p.G539*, p...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780108/the-effect-of-bleaching-agents-on-the-degradation-of-vitamins-and-carotenoids-in-spray-dried-whey-protein-concentrate
#20
M A Stout, C W Park, M A Drake
Previous research has shown that bleaching affects flavor and functionality of whey proteins. The role of different bleaching agents on vitamin and carotenoid degradation is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of bleaching whey with traditional annatto (norbixin) by hydrogen peroxide (HP), benzoyl peroxide (BP), or native lactoperoxidase (LP) on vitamin and carotenoid degradation in spray-dried whey protein concentrate 80% protein (WPC80). An alternative colorant was also evaluated...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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