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Cu Zn superoxide dismutase

Entaz Bahar, Ji-Ye Kim, Hyonok Yoon
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element required for the development of human body and acts as an enzyme co-factor or activator for various reactions of metabolism. While essential in trace amounts, excessive Mn exposure can result in toxic accumulations in human brain tissue and resulting extrapyramidal symptoms called manganism similar to idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Quercetin (QCT) has been demonstrated to play an important role in altering the progression of neurodegenerative diseases by protecting against oxidative stress...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
E Srinivasan R Rajasekaran
Mutations in Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) protein are found to be the causative factor, behind the majority of familial amyotrophic later sclerosis (FALS) cases. The mutations particularly on the metal (Zn) binding residues are found to increase the disease onset in the individuals suffering from FALS, while the presence of the metal ion (Zn) is essential for the catalytic activity and retaining the protein stability. Thus in our study, we focused on one such metal binding mutant (D83G) and assessed the impact of the mutation on protein structure and function...
September 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Ahmed El-Abd Ahmed, Eman Ahmed Abd-Elmawgood, Mohammed H Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Information about oxidative stress in preterms with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) is defective, so various researches in this area are required, which may open new roads in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease, hence provide additional helpful therapeutic approaches. AIM: To assess and compare the plasma level of protein carbonyls as a marker for oxidant status and the antioxidant enzymes; Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Glutathione Peroxidase (GPx) and the related trace minerals in the form of Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn) and Selenium (Se) as markers for antioxidant status, in preterms with and without RDS...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Aydan Caglayan, Doruk Cevdi Katlan, Zafer Selçuk Tuncer, Kunter Yüce, Hasan Berkan Sayal, Mehmet Coşkun Salman, Belma Kocer-Gumusel
We aimed to identify the possible role of oxidant-antioxidant status in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) by measuring (a) antioxidant enzyme (AOE) activities [total superoxide dismutase (SODtotal ), manganese-SOD (Mn-SOD), copper,zinc-SOD (Cu,Zn-SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx1)], (b) Mn-SOD protein expression, (c) lipid peroxidation markers [malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-epi-prostaglandin-F2α (8-epi-PGF2α)] and by evaluating the possible correlations between tumor biomarkers, reproductive hormone levels and all measured parameters, comprehensively...
September 8, 2017: IUBMB Life
Aline A Brasil, Rayne S S Magalhães, Mariana D C De Carvalho, Isabel Paiva, Ellen Gerhardt, Marcos D Pereira, Tiago F Outeiro, Elis C A Eleutherio
Among the familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS), 20% are associated with the Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (Sod1). fALS is characterized by the accumulation of aggregated proteins and the increase in oxidative stress markers. Here, we used the non-invasive bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assay in human H4 cells to investigate the kinetics of aggregation and subcellular localization of Sod1 mutants. We also studied the effect of the different Sod1 mutants to respond against oxidative stress by following the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) after treatment with hydrogen peroxide...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
Edward Pokrishevsky, Ran Ha Hong, Ian R Mackenzie, Neil R Cashman
Mutant Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) can confer its misfolding on wild-type SOD1 in living cells; the propagation of misfolding can also be transmitted between cells in vitro. Recent studies identified fluorescently-tagged SOD1G85R as a promiscuous substrate that is highly prone to aggregate by a variety of templates, in vitro and in vivo. Here, we utilized several SOD1-GFP reporter proteins with G37R, G85R, or G93A mutations in SOD1. We observed that human spinal cord homogenates prepared from SOD1 familial ALS (FALS) can induce significantly more intracellular reporter protein aggregation than spinal cord homogenates from sporadic ALS, Alzheimer's disease, multiple system atrophy or healthy control individuals...
2017: PloS One
Jianru Pan, Lunqiao Wu, Huocong He, Lijuan Chen, Ying Su, Lingling Li, Shutao Liu
The fusion of cell permeable peptide TAT and bifunctional antioxidant enzymes, GST (Glutathione sulfur transferase)-TAT-SOD1 (Cu, Zn superoxide dismutase), is an intracellular superoxide scavenger. Compared with SOD1-TAT, GST-TAT-SOD1 has better protective effect on oxidative damage but less transduction efficiency. A novel cell permeable bifunctional antioxidant enzymes with the fusion of GST, SOD1 and polyarginine R9 was constructed for higher transduction efficiency. The full nucleotide sequence of SOD1-R9 was synthesized and inserted into the prokaryotic expression vector pGEX-4T-1 with the GST tag...
May 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
Prakash M Gopalakrishnan Nair, Ill Min Chung
Rapid growth of nanotechnology has enabled the production and use of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in several industries as well as in agriculture areas. This has raised ecotoxicological concerns due to the release of ENPs to the environment. In the present study, we investigated the effects of interactions of copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) on physiological, biochemical, and molecular indices in seedlings of an important oil seed crop Brassica napus L. The seedlings were treated with 0, 20, 50, 100, 200, 400, and 500 mg/L of CuO NPs for 14 days in half-strength semi-solid Murashige and Skoog medium...
October 2017: 3 Biotech
Ja-Young Jang, Hyungmin Cho, Hye-Yoon Park, Hyangshuk Rhim, Seongman Kang
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive degeneration of motor neurons. Aggregation of ALS-linked mutant Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is a hallmark of a subset of familial ALS (fALS). Recently, intracellular amyloid-β (Aβ) is detected in motor neurons of both sporadic and familial ALS. We have previously shown that intracellular Aβ specifically interacts with G93A, an ALS-linked SOD1 mutant. However, little is known about the pathological and biological effect of this interaction in neurons...
August 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Leslie I Grad, Edward Pokrishevsky, Neil R Cashman
The prion hypothesis has extended to the fatal motor neuron disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as a means to explain the spatiotemporal spread of pathology from one or more focal points through the neuroaxis. About 20% of inheritable cases of ALS are due to mutation in the gene encoding the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1), causing the protein to misfold and form neurotoxic aggregates. Mutant SOD1 has been shown to impart its misfold onto natively folded wild-type SOD1 in living cells. Furthermore, misfolded wild-type SOD1 can itself induce further rounds of propagated SOD1 misfolding...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Nicole Wallis, Chew L Lau, Manal A Farg, Julie D Atkin, Philip M Beart, Ross D O'Shea
Astrocytes contribute to the death of motor neurons via non-cell autonomous mechanisms of injury in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Since mutations in the gene encoding Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1) underlie the neuropathology of some forms of familial ALS, we explored how expression of mutant SOD1 protein A4V SOD1-EGFP affected the biology of secondary murine astrocytes. A4V SOD1-EGFP expressing astrocytes (72 h after transfection) displayed decreased mitochondrial activity (~45%) and L-glutamate transport (~25%), relative to cells expressing wild-type SOD1-EGFP...
August 31, 2017: Neurochemical Research
Demetrios Moris, Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Georgia-Sofia Karachaliou, Andreas S Triantafyllis, Georgios I Karaolanis, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Stamatios Theocharis
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are subcellular messengers in gene regulatory and signal transduction pathways. In pathological situations, ROS accumulate due to excessive production or insufficient degradation, leading to oxidative stress (OS). OS causes oxidation of DNA, membranes, cellular lipids, and proteins, impairing their normal function and leading ultimately to cell death. OS in the heart is increased in response to ischemia/reperfusion, hypertrophy, and heart failure. The concentration of ROS is determined by their rates of production and clearance by antioxidants...
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
Diane Penndorf, Vedrana Tadić, Otto W Witte, Julian Grosskreutz, Alexandra Kretz
Mutations in the human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase type-1 (hSOD1) gene are common in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (fALS). The pathophysiology has been linked to, e.g., organelle dysfunction, RNA metabolism and oxidative DNA damage conferred by SOD1 malfunction. However, apart from metabolically evoked DNA oxidation, it is unclear whether severe genotoxicity including DNA single-strand breaks (SSBs) and double-strand breaks (DSBs), originates from loss of function of nuclear SOD1 enzyme. Factors that endogenously interfere with DNA integrity and repair complexes in hSOD1-mediated fALS remain similarly unexplored...
2017: PloS One
Yoshajandith Aguirre-Vidal, Antonio Monroy-Noyola, Laura Anaya-Ramos, Marcela Arteaga-Silva, Marisela Mendez-Armenta, Pedro Ostoa-Saloma, Mariana Díaz-Zaragoza, Jorge Morales-Montor, Camilo Ríos, Sergio Montes
Estradiol (E2), in addition to its known hormone function, is a neuroactive steroid that has shown neuroprotective profile in several models of neurological diseases. The present study explores the antioxidant effect of β-estradiol-3-benzoate (EB) on the neurotoxicity elicited by MPP(+) in rat striatum. Male Wistar rats, that were gonadectomized 30days prior to EB, were given 100µgEB per rat every 48h for 11days and animals were infused with MPP(+) via intrastriatal at day six after beginning EB treatment...
October 2017: Steroids
Lihong Li, Huilan Yi, Meizhao Xue, Min Yi
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant that has adverse effects on plants. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNA that play critical roles in plant development and stress response. In this study, we found that two miRNAs, miR398 and miR395, were differentially expressed in Arabidopsis shoots under SO2 stress. The expression of miR398 was down-regulated, and the transcript levels of its target genes, Cu/Zn superoxide dismutases (CSD1 and CSD2), were increased during SO2 exposure. The activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD), one of the major antioxidant enzymes, was enhanced with the increase in the CSD transcript level, suggesting an important role of miR398 in response to SO2-induced oxidative stress...
August 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology
Wen Zheng, Hai-Feng Zou, Shao-Wu Lv, Yan-Hong Lin, Min Wang, Fei Yan, Ye Sheng, Yan-Hua Song, Jie Chen, Ke-Yan Zheng
Security issues of nanoparticles on biological toxicity and potential environmental risk have attracted more and more attention with the rapid development and wide applications of nanotechnology. In this work, we explored the effect and probable mechanism of nano-TiO2 on antioxidant activity of copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu, Zn-SOD) under natural light and mixed light at physiological pH. Nano-TiO2 was prepared by sol-hydrothermal method, and then characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Transmission electron micrographs (TEM)...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Amresh Prakash, Vijay Kumar, Preeti Pandey, Deepak R Bharti, Poonam Vishwakarma, Ruhar Singh, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan, Andrew M Lynn
Misfolding and aggregation of Cu, Zn Superoxide Dismutase (SOD1) is often found in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. The central apo SOD1 barrel was involved in protein maturation and pathological aggregation in ALS. In this work, we employed atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to study the conformational dynamics of SOD1(barrel) monomer in different concentrations of trifluoroethanol (TFE). We find concentration dependence unusual structural and dynamical features, characterized by the local unfolding of SOD1(barrel)...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Mami Fukuoka, Eiichi Tokuda, Kenta Nakagome, Zhiliang Wu, Isao Nagano, Yoshiaki Furukawa
Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1) is an enzyme that disproportionates superoxide anion into hydrogen peroxide and molecular oxygen. The enzymatic activity of SOD1 requires the binding of copper and zinc ions and also the formation of a conserved intramolecular disulfide bond. In a eukaryotic cell, a copper chaperone for SOD1 (CCS) has been known to supply a copper ion and also introduce the disulfide bond into SOD1; however, a mechanism controlling the CCS-dependent activation of SOD1 remains obscure. Here, we characterized CCS isolated from a human liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis, and found that an N-terminal domain of CCS was essential in supplying a copper ion in SOD1...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Changwei Hu, Lei Liu, Xiuling Li, Yundi Xu, Zhigang Ge, Yongjun Zhao
The wide application and unique properties of graphene oxide (GO) make it to interact with other pollutants and subsequently alter their behavior and toxicity. We evaluated the influences of GO at different concentrations (1 and 5mg/L) on copper (Cu) stress in duckweed (Lemna minor L.) GO below a concentration of 5mg/L showed no adverse effects on L. minor. The addition of Cu above 10μM represented a stress condition, which was evidenced by various parameters such as frond number, percent inhibition of growth rate (Ir), total chlorophyll content, dry weight, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and peroxidase (POD)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
So-Yon Park, Elizabeth Grabau
The binding site for miR398 in an isoform of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (CSD1) is eliminated by alternative splicing to bypass miR398-mediated gene down-regulation under drought stress. MicroRNA (miRNA) binding sites (MBSs) are frequently interrupted by introns and therefore require proper splicing to generate functional MBSs in target transcripts. MBSs can also be excluded during splicing of pre-messenger RNA, leading to different regulation among isoforms. Previous studies have shown that levels of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (CSD) are down-regulated by miR398...
August 3, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
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