keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Structures of membrane protein

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040295/hydrophobic-residues-are-critical-for-the-helix-forming-hemolytic-and-bactericidal-activities-of-amphipathic-antimicrobial-peptide-tp4
#1
Ting-Wei Chang, Shu-Yi Wei, Shih-Han Wang, Hung-Mu Wei, Yu-June Wang, Chiu-Feng Wang, Chinpan Chen, You-Di Liao
Antimicrobial peptides are important components of the host innate defense mechanism against invading pathogens, especially for drug-resistant bacteria. In addition to bactericidal activity, the 25 residue peptide TP4 isolated from Nile tilapia also stimulates cell proliferation and regulates the innate immune system in mice. In this report, TP4 hyperpolarized and depolarized the membrane potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at sub-lethal and lethal concentrations. It also inhibited and eradicated biofilm formation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040286/human-babesiosis-indication-of-a-molecular-mimicry-between-thrombospondin-domains-from-a-novel-babesia-microti-bmp53-protein-and-host-platelets-molecules
#2
Ahmed Abdelmoniem Mousa, Daniel Barry Roche, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Kyohko Kameyama, Ketsarin Kamyingkird, Patrick Vudriko, Akram Salama, Shinuo Cao, Sahar Orabi, Hanem Khalifa, Mohamed Ahmed, Mabrouk Attia, Ahmed Elkirdasy, Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Xuenan Xuan, Emmanuel Cornillot
Human babesiosis is caused by the apicomplexan parasite Babesia microti, which is of major public health concern in the United States and elsewhere, resulting in malaise and fatigue, followed by a fever and hemolytic anemia. In this paper we focus on the characterization of a novel B. microti thrombospondin domain (TSP1)-containing protein (BmP53) from the new annotation of the B. microti genome (locus 'BmR1_04g09041'). This novel protein (BmP53) had a single TSP1 and a transmembrane domain, with a short cytoplasmic tail containing a sub-terminal glutamine residue, but no signal peptide and Von Willebrand factor type A domains (VWA), which are found in classical thrombospondin-related adhesive proteins (TRAP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039925/exosomes-secreted-by-hela-cells-shuttle-on-their-surface-the-plasma-membrane-associated-sialidase-neu3
#3
Lucia Paolini, Flavia Orizio, Sara Busatto, Annalisa Radeghieri, Roberto Bresciani, Paolo Bergese, Eugenio Monti
Sialidases are glycohydrolases that remove terminal sialic acid residues from oligosaccharides, glycolipids and glycoproteins. The plasma membrane-associated sialidase NEU3 is involved in the fine tuning of sialic acid containing glycans directly on the cell surface and plays relevant roles in important biological phenomena such as cell differentiation, molecular recognition and cancer transformation. Extracellular vesicles are membranous structures with a diameter of 0.03-1 m released by cells and detectable in blood, urine, as well as in culture media...
October 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036440/analysis-and-prediction-of-protein-folding-energy-changes-upon-mutation-by-element-specific-persistent-homology
#4
Zixuan Cang, Guo-Wei Wei
Motivation: Site directed mutagenesis is widely used to understand the structure and function of biomolecules. Computational prediction of mutation impacts on protein stability offers a fast, economical and potentially accurate alternative to laboratory mutagenesis. Most existing methods rely on geometric descriptions, this work introduces a topology based approach to provide an entirely new representation of mutation induced protein stability changes that could not be obtained from conventional techniques...
July 14, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036196/understanding-the-antimicrobial-activity-of-selected-disinfectants-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
#5
Ebrahim Aboualizadeh, Violet V Bumah, Daniela S Masson-Meyers, Janis T Eells, Carol J Hirschmugl, Chukuka S Enwemeka
Disinfectants and biocidal products have been widely used to combat Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in homes and healthcare environments. Although disruption of cytoplasmic membrane integrity has been documented as the main bactericidal effect of biocides, little is known about the biochemical alterations induced by these chemical agents. In this study, we used Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and chemometric tools as an alternative non-destructive technique to determine the bactericidal effects of commonly used disinfectants against MRSA USA-300...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035754/regulation-of-autophagy-factors-by-oxidative-stress-and-cardiac-enzymes-imbalance-during-arsenic-or-and-copper-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-gallus-gallus
#6
Siwen Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Yizhi Shao, Bangyi Wang, Yulong Wang, Mingwei Xing
Basal autophagy has an indispensable role in the functioning and maintenance of cardiac geometry under physiological conditions. Recently, increasing evidence has demonstrated that arsenic (As)/copper (Cu) play important roles in the autophagy of the heart. The current study was to evaluate whether oxidative damage by As or/and Cu was correlated with autophagy through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the heart of birds. Arsenic trioxide (30mg/kg) or/and cupric sulfate (300mg/kg) were administered in a basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 12 weeks...
October 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035579/beta-barrel-detection-for-medium-resolution-cryo-electron-microscopy-density-maps-using-genetic-algorithms-and-ray-tracing
#7
Albert Ng, Dong Si
Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is a technique that produces three-dimensional density maps of large protein complexes. This allows for the study of the structure of these proteins. Identifying the secondary structures within proteins is vital to understanding the overall structure and function of the protein. The [Formula: see text]-barrel is one such secondary structure, commonly found in lipocalins and membrane proteins. In this article, we present a novel approach that utilizes genetic algorithms, kd-trees, and ray tracing to automatically detect and extract [Formula: see text]-barrels from cryo-EM density maps...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035562/quantification-of-membrane-protein-detergent-complex-interactions
#8
Aaron John Wolfe, Wei Si, Zhengqi Zhang, Adam R Blanden, Yi-Ching Hsueh, Jack Fredrick Gugel, Bach Pham, Min Chen, Stewart N Loh, Sharon Rozovsky, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Liviu Movileanu
Although fundamentally significant in structural, chemical, and membrane biology, the interfacial protein-detergent complex (PDC) interactions have been modestly examined because of the complicated behavior of both detergents and membrane proteins in aqueous phase. Membrane proteins are prone to unproductive aggregation resulting from poor detergent solvation, but the participating forces in this phenomenon remain ambiguous. Here, we show that using rational membrane protein design, targeted chemical modification, and steady-state fluorescence polarization spectroscopy, the detergent desolvation of membrane proteins can be quantitatively evaluated...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035294/predicting-amyloidogenic-proteins-in-the-proteomes-of-plants
#9
Kirill S Antonets, Anton A Nizhnikov
Amyloids are protein fibrils with characteristic spatial structure. Though amyloids were long perceived to be pathogens that cause dozens of incurable pathologies in humans and mammals, it is currently clear that amyloids also represent a functionally important form of protein structure implicated in a variety of biological processes in organisms ranging from archaea and bacteria to fungi and animals. Despite their social significance, plants remain the most poorly studied group of organisms in the field of amyloid biology...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034471/lipid-signaling-affects-primary-fibroblast-collective-migration-and-anchorage-in-response-to-stiffness-and-microtopography
#10
Michael A Mkrtschjan, Snehal B Gaikwad, Kevin J Kappenman, Christopher Solís, Sagar Dommaraju, Long Le, Tejal A Desai, Brenda Russell
Cell migration is regulated by several mechanotransduction pathways, which consist of sensing and converting mechanical microenvironmental cues to internal biochemical cellular signals, such as protein phosphorylation and lipid signaling. While there has been significant progress in understanding protein changes in the context of mechanotransduction, lipid signaling is more difficult to investigate. In this study, physical cues of stiffness (10 kPa, 100 kPa, 400 kPa, and glass), and microrod or micropost topography were manipulated in order to reprogram primary fibroblasts and assess the effects of lipid signaling on the actin cytoskeleton...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034232/maternally-contributed-folate-receptor-1-is-expressed-in-ovarian-follicles-and-contributes-to-preimplantation-development
#11
Trine Strandgaard, Solveig Foder, Anders Heuck, Erik Ernst, Morten S Nielsen, Karin Lykke-Hartmann
Folates have been shown to play a crucial role for proper development of the embryo as folate deficiency has been associated with reduced developmental capacity such as increased risk of fetal neural tube defects and spontanous abortion. Transcripts encoding the reduced folate carrier RFC1 (SLC19A1 protein) and the high-affinity folate receptor FOLR1 are expressed in oocytes and preimplantation embryos, respectively. In this study, we observed maternally contributed FOLR1 protein during mouse and human ovarian follicle development, and 2-cell mouse embryos...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033286/botulinum-toxins-a-and-e-inflict-dynamic-destabilization-on-t-snare-to-impair-snare-assembly-and-membrane-fusion
#12
Ryan Khounlo, Jaewook Kim, Linxiang Yin, Yeon-Kyun Shin
Botulinum toxins (BoNTs) A and E block neurotransmitter release by specifically cleaving the C- terminal ends of SNAP-25, a plasma membrane SNARE protein. Here, we find that SNAP-25A and E, the cleavage products of BoNT A and E, respectively, terminate membrane fusion via completely different mechanisms. Combined studies of single-molecule FRET and single-vesicle fusion assays reveal that SNAP-25E is incapable of supporting SNARE pairing and thus, vesicle docking. In contrast, SNAP-25A facilitates robust SNARE pairing and vesicle docking with somewhat reduced SNARE zippering, which leads to severe impairment of fusion pore opening...
October 4, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032455/electrochemical-aptamer-based-biosensor-developed-to-monitor-psa-and-vegf-released-by-prostate-cancer-cells
#13
Bruno P Crulhas, Agnieszka E Karpik, Flávia K Delella, Gustavo R Castro, Valber A Pedrosa
Early prostate cancer (PCa) diagnostic is crucial to enhance patient survival rates; besides, non-invasive platforms have been developed worldwide in order to precisely detect PCa biomarkers. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to develop a new aptamer-based biosensor through the self-assembling of thiolated aptamers for PSA and VEGF on the top of gold electrodes. This biosensor was tested in three prostate cell lines (RWPE-1, LNCaP and PC3). The results evidenced a stable and sensitive sensor presenting wide linear detection ranges (0...
October 14, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032399/evidence-of-extracellular-vesicles-biogenesis-and-release-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#14
Lilian Cruz, Jenny Andrea Arevalo Romero, Mariana Brandão Prado, Tiago G Santos, Marilene Hohmuth Lopes
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) are considered a source of bioactive molecules that modulate their microenvironment by acting on intercellular communication. Either intracellular endosomal machinery or their derived EVs have been considered a relevant system of signal circuits processing. Herein, we show that these features are found in mESCs. Ultrastructural analysis revealed structures and organelles of the endosomal system such as coated pits and endocytosis-related vesicles, prominent rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus, and multivesicular bodies (MVBs) containing either few or many intraluminal vesicles (ILVs) that could be released as exosomes to extracellular milieu...
October 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032357/actin-assembly-mechanisms-at-a-glance
#15
REVIEW
Klemens Rottner, Jan Faix, Sven Bogdan, Stefan Linder, Eugen Kerkhoff
The actin cytoskeleton and associated motor proteins provide the driving forces for establishing the astonishing morphological diversity and dynamics of mammalian cells. Aside from functions in protruding and contracting cell membranes for motility, differentiation or cell division, the actin cytoskeleton provides forces to shape and move intracellular membranes of organelles and vesicles. To establish the many different actin assembly functions required in time and space, actin nucleators are targeted to specific subcellular compartments, thereby restricting the generation of specific actin filament structures to those sites...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032142/raza-a-rapid-3d-z-crossings-algorithm-to-segment-electron-tomograms-and-extract-organelles-and-macromolecules
#16
Rubbiya A Ali, Ahmed M Mehdi, Rosalba Rothnagel, Nicholas A Hamilton, Christoph Gerle, Michael J Landsberg, Ben Hankamer
Resolving the 3D architecture of cells to atomic resolution is one of the most ambitious challenges of cellular and structural biology. Central to this process is the ability to automate tomogram segmentation to identify sub-cellular components, facilitate molecular docking and annotate detected objects with associated metadata. Here we demonstrate that RAZA (Rapid 3D z-crossings algorithm) provides a robust, accurate, intuitive, fast, and generally applicable segmentation algorithm capable of detecting organelles, membranes, macromolecular assemblies and extrinsic membrane protein domains...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031833/structure-based-drug-design-for-envelope-protein-e2-uncovers-a-new-class-of-bovine-viral-diarrhea-inhibitors-that-block-virus-entry
#17
María José Pascual, Fernando Merwaiss, Emilse Leal, María Eugenia Quintana, Alejandra V Capozzo, Claudio N Cavasotto, Mariela Bollini, Diego E Alvarez
Antiviral targeting of virus envelope proteins is an effective strategy for therapeutic intervention of viral infections. Here, we took a computer-guided approach with the aim of identifying new antivirals against the envelope protein E2 of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). BVDV is an enveloped virus with an RNA genome responsible for major economic losses of the cattle industry worldwide. Based on the crystal structure of the envelope protein E2, we defined a binding site at the interface of the two most distal domains from the virus membrane and pursued a hierarchical docking-based virtual screening search to identify small-molecule ligands of E2...
October 12, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031071/discovery-of-thienopyrrolotriazine-derivatives-to-protect-mitochondrial-function-against-a%C3%AE-induced-neurotoxicity
#18
TaeHun Kim, Woo Seung Son, Mohammad Neaz Morshed, Ashwini M Londhe, Seo Yun Jung, Jong-Hyun Park, Woo-Kyu Park, Sang Min Lim, Ki Duk Park, Sung Jin Cho, Kyu-Sung Jeong, Jiyoun Lee, Ae Nim Pae
Recovery of mitochondrial dysfunction has gained increasing attention as an alternative therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent studies suggested that the 18 kDa mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) has the potential to serve as a drug target for the treatment of AD. In this study, we generated a structure-based pharmacophore model and virtually screened a commercial library, identifying SVH07 as a virtual hit, which contained a tricyclic core structure, thieno[2',3':4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-d][1,2,4]triazine group...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030733/high-yield-preparation-of-functionally-active-catalytic-translocation-domain-module-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-type-a-that-exhibits-uniquely-different-enzyme-kinetics
#19
Harkiranpreet Kaur Dhaliwal, Nagarajan Thiruvanakarasu, Raj Kumar, Kruti Patel, Ghuncha Ambrin, Shouwei Cai, Bal Ram Singh
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most toxic proteins known to cause flaccid muscle paralysis as a result of inhibition of neurotransmitter release from peripheral cholinergic synapses. BoNT type A (BoNT/A) is a 150 kDa protein consisting of two major subunits: light chain (LC) and heavy chain (HC). The LC is required for the catalytic activity of neurotoxin, whereas the C and N terminal domains of the HC are required for cell binding, and translocation of LC across the endosome membranes, respectively...
October 13, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030144/regulation-of-the-membrane-structure-by-brassinosteroids-and-progesterone-in-winter-wheat-seedlings-exposed-to-low-temperature
#20
Maria Filek, Elżbieta Rudolphi-Skórska, Apolonia Sieprawska, Miroslav Kvasnica, Anna Janeczko
Steroids constitute one of the most important groups of compounds of regulatory properties both in the animal and plant kingdom. In plants, steroids such as brassinosteroids or progesterone, by binding to protein receptors in cell membranes, regulate growth and initiate processes leading to increased tolerance to stress conditions. Due to their structural similarities to sterols, these steroids may also directly interact with cellular membranes. Our aim was to determine the changes of the structural parameters of lipid membranes under the influence of hydrophobic steroid compounds, i...
October 10, 2017: Steroids
keyword
keyword
58873
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"