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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033907/high-salt-diet-has-a-certain-impact-on-protein-digestion-and-gut-microbiota-a-sequencing-and-proteome-combined-study
#1
Chao Wang, Zixin Huang, Kequan Yu, Ruiling Ding, Keping Ye, Chen Dai, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong Zhou, Chunbao Li
High-salt diet has been considered to cause health problems, but it is still less known how high-salt diet affects gut microbiota, protein digestion, and passage in the digestive tract. In this study, C57BL/6J mice were fed low- or high-salt diets (0.25 vs. 3.15% NaCl) for 8 weeks, and then gut contents and feces were collected. Fecal microbiota was identified by sequencing the V4 region of 16S ribosomal RNA gene. Proteins and digested products of duodenal, jejunal, cecal, and colonic contents were identified by LC-MS-MS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992287/new-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-w-chromosome-in-lepidoptera
#2
Martina Dalíková, Magda Zrzavá, Irena Hladová, Petr Nguyen, Ivan Šonský, Martina Flegrová, Svatava Kubícková, Anna Voleníková, Akito Y Kawahara, Ralph S Peters, František Marec
Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) represent the most diverse group of animals with heterogametic females. Although the vast majority of species has a WZ/ZZ (female/male) sex chromosome system, it is generally accepted that the ancestral system was Z/ZZ and the W chromosome has evolved in a common ancestor of Tischeriidae and Ditrysia. However, the lack of data on sex chromosomes in lower Lepidoptera has prevented a formal test of this hypothesis. Here, we performed a detailed analysis of sex chromosomes in Tischeria ekebladella (Tischeriidae) and 3 species representing lower Ditrysia, Cameraria ohridella (Gracillariidae), Plutella xylostella (Plutellidae), and Tineola bisselliella (Tineidae)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978059/acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-require-6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase-for-cell-growth-and-nadph-dependent-metabolic-reprogramming
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Haymanti Bhanot, Ellen L Weisberg, Mamatha M Reddy, Atsushi Nonami, Donna Neuberg, Richard M Stone, Klaus Podar, Ravi Salgia, James D Griffin, Martin Sattler
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are highly dependent on glycolytic pathways to generate metabolic energy and support cell growth, hinting at specific, targetable vulnerabilities as potential novel targets for drug development. Elevated levels of NADPH, a central metabolic factor involved in redox reactions, are common in myeloid leukemia cells, but the significance or biochemical basis underlying this increase is unknown. Using a small molecule analog that efficiently inhibits NADPH-producing enzymes, we found that AML cells require NADPH homeostasis for cell growth...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962162/correlation-between-root-respiration-and-the-levels-of-biomass-and-glycyrrhizic-acid-in-glycyrrhiza-uralensis
#4
Wenlan Liu, Zhirong Sun, Jixu Qu, Chunning Yang, Xiaomin Zhang, Xinxin Wei
The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between root respiration and the levels of biomass and glycyrrhizic acid in Glycyrrhiza uralensis. Root respiration was determined using a biological oxygen analyzer. Respiration-related enzymes including glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase plus 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, phosphohexose isomerase and succinate dehydrogenase, and respiratory pathways were evaluated. Biomass was determined by a drying-weighing method. In addition, the percentage of glycyrrhizic acid was detected using high-performance liquid chromatography...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946929/dietary-zinc-addition-influenced-zinc-and-lipid-deposition-in-the-fore-and-mid-intestine-of-juvenile-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco
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Guang-Hui Chen, Christer Hogstrand, Zhi Luo, Dian-Guang Zhang, Shi-Cheng Ling, Kun Wu
The present study explored the mechanisms of dietary Zn influencing Zn and lipid deposition in the fore- and mid- intestine in yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco, and investigated whether the mechanism was intestinal-region dependent. For this purpose, yellow catfish were fed three diets containing Zn levels of 8·83, 19·20 and 146·65 mg Zn/kg, respectively. Growth performance, intestinal TAG and Zn contents as well as activities and mRNA expression of enzymes and genes involved in Zn transport and lipid metabolism in the fore- and mid-intestine were analysed...
September 26, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892231/genome-wide-analysis-of-bacterial-determinants-of-plant-growth-promotion-and-induced-systemic-resistance-by-pseudomonas-fluorescens
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Xu Cheng, Desalegn W Etalo, Judith E van de Mortel, Ester Dekkers, Linh Nguyen, Marnix H Medema, Jos M Raaijmakers
Pseudomonas fluorescens strain SS101 (Pf.SS101) promotes growth of Arabidopsis thaliana, enhances greening and lateral root formation, and induces systemic resistance (ISR) against the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato (Pst). Here, targeted and untargeted approaches were adopted to identify bacterial determinants and underlying mechanisms involved in plant growth promotion and ISR by Pf.SS101. Based on targeted analyses, no evidence was found for volatiles, lipopeptides and siderophores in plant growth promotion by Pf...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888161/glyphosate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-affecting-peroxisomal-metabolism-and-triggers-activity-in-the-oxidative-phase-of-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-oxppp-involved-in-nadph-generation
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Larisse de Freitas-Silva, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Hayet Houmani, Luzimar Campos da Silva, José M Palma, Francisco J Corpas
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used worldwide. In susceptible plants, glyphosate affects the shikimate pathway and reduces aromatic amino acid synthesis. Using Arabidopsis seedlings grown in the presence of 20μM glyphosate, we analyzed H2O2, ascorbate, glutathione (GSH) and protein oxidation content as well as antioxidant catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and ascorbate-glutathione cycle enzyme activity. We also examined the principal NADPH-generating system components, including glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGDH), NADP-malic enzyme (NADP-ME) and NADP-isocitrate dehydrogenase (NADP-ICDH)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838222/effects-of-increased-nadph-concentration-by-metabolic-engineering-of-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-on-antibiotic-production-and-sporulation-in-streptomyces-lividans-tk24
#8
Xue-Mei Jin, Yong-Keun Chang, Jae Hag Lee, Soon Kwang Hong
Most of the biosynthetic pathways for secondary metabolites are influenced by carbon metabolism and supply of cytosolic NADPH. We engineered carbon distribution to pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) and redesign the host to produce high levels of NADPH and primary intermediates from PPP. The main enzymes producing NADPH in PPP, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (encoded by zwf1 and zwf2) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (encoded by zwf3), were overexpressed with opc encoding a positive allosteric effector essential for Zwf activity in various combinations in Streptomyces lividans TK24...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820096/lactobacillus-caviae-sp-nov-an-obligately-heterofermentative-bacterium-isolated-from-the-oral-cavity-of-a-guinea-pig-cavia-aperea-f-porcellus
#9
Jiri Killer, Radko Pechar, Pavel Švec, Hana Salmonová, Roman Švejstil, Martina Geigerová, Vojtěch Rada, Eva Vlková, Chahrazed Mekadim
A Gram-stain-positive, facultatively anaerobic, and catalase- and oxidase-negative bacterial strain designated MOZM2T, having 98.4 % 16S rRNA gene sequence identity with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016T, was isolated from a swab of the oral cavity of a home-bred guinea pig. Comparative analyses based on the hsp60, pheS and tuf genes confirmed L. reuteri as its closest relative species, with calculated sequence similarities of 92.8, 88.8 and 96.9 %, respectively. DNA-DNA hybridisation revealed a 42 % degree of genetic similarity between the novel strain and L...
August 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775155/peroxisomal-plant-metabolism-an-update-on-nitric-oxide-ca-2-and-the-nadph-recycling-network
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REVIEW
Francisco J Corpas, Juan B Barroso
Plant peroxisomes are recognized organelles that - with their capacity to generate greater amounts of H2O2 than other subcellular compartments - have a remarkable oxidative metabolism. However, over the last 15 years, new information has shown that plant peroxisomes contain other important molecules and enzymes, including nitric oxide (NO), peroxynitrite, a NADPH-recycling system, Ca(2+) and lipid-derived signals, such as jasmonic acid (JA) and nitro-fatty acid (NO2-FA). This highlights the potential for complex interactions within the peroxisomal nitro-oxidative metabolism, which also affects the status of the cell and consequently its physiological processes...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755490/metabolic-engineering-of-isopropyl-alcohol-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-with-13-c-metabolic-flux-analysis
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Nobuyuki Okahashi, Fumio Matsuda, Katsunori Yoshikawa, Tomokazu Shirai, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Mitsufumi Wada, Hiroshi Shimizu
Metabolic engineering of isopropyl alcohol (IPA)-producing Escherichia coli strains was conducted along with (13) C-metabolic flux analysis (MFA). A metabolically engineered E. coli strain expressing the adc gene derived from Clostridium acetobutylicum and the IPADH gene from C. beijerinckii did not produce IPA during its exponential growth phase in the aerobic batch culture. (13) C-MFA was carried out, and revealed a deficiency in NADPH regeneration for IPA production in growth phase. Based on these findings, we used nitrogen-starved culture conditions to reduce NADPH consumption for biomass synthesis...
July 29, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752954/identification-of-gntr-as-regulator-of-the-glucose-metabolism-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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A Daddaoua, A Corral-Lugo, J-L Ramos, Tino Krell
In contrast to Escherichia coli, glucose metabolism in pseudomonads occurs exclusively through the Entner-Doudoroff (ED) pathway. This pathway, as well as the three routes to generate the initial ED pathway substrate, 6-phosphogluconate, is regulated by the PtxS, HexR and GtrS/GltR systems. With GntR (PA2320) we report here the identification of an additional regulator in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. GntR repressed its own expression as well as that of the GntP gluconate permease. In contrast to PtxS and GtrS/GltR, GntR did not modulate expression of the toxA gene encoding the exotoxin A virulence factor...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746408/microwave-magnetic-proteomics-of-macrophages-from-patients-with-hiv-associated-cognitive-impairment
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Yisel M Cantres-Rosario, Frances M Acevedo-Mariani, Juliana Pérez-Laspiur, William E Haskins, Marines Plaud, Yadira M Cantres-Rosario, Richard Skolasky, Israel Méndez-Bermúdez, Valerie Wojna, Loyda M Meléndez
OBJECTIVE: HIV-infected monocytes can infiltrate the blood brain barrier as differentiated macrophages to the central nervous system, becoming the primary source of viral and cellular neurotoxins. The final outcome is HIV-associated cognitive impairment (HACI), which remain prevalent today, possibly due to the longer life-span of the patients treated with combined anti-retroviral therapy. Our main goal was to characterize the proteome of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) from HACI patients, and its association with their cognitive status, to find novel targets for therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713273/inhibition-of-6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-ovarian-and-lung-cancer
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Wujian Zheng, Qi Feng, Jiao Liu, Yanke Guo, Lvfen Gao, Ruiman Li, Meng Xu, Guizhen Yan, Zhinan Yin, Shuai Zhang, Shuangping Liu, Changliang Shan
Cisplatin (DDP) is currently one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs for treating ovarian and lung cancer. However, resistance to cisplatin is common and it often leads to therapy failure. In addition, the precise mechanism of cisplatin resistance is still in its infancy. In this study, we demonstrated that the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway enzyme 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD) promotes cisplatin resistance. We showed that cisplatin-resistant cancer cells (C13(∗) and A549DDP), had higher levels of 6PGD compared to their cisplatin-sensitive counterparts (OV2008 and A549)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711923/acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-require-6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase-for-cell-growth-and-nadph-dependent-metabolic-reprogramming
#15
Haymanti Bhanot, Ellen L Weisberg, Mamatha M Reddy, Atsushi Nonami, Donna Neuberg, Richard M Stone, Klaus Podar, Ravi Salgia, James D Griffin, Martin Sattler
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are highly dependent on glycolytic pathways to generate metabolic energy and support cell growth, hinting at specific, targetable vulnerabilities as potential novel targets for drug development. Elevated levels of NADPH, a central metabolic factor involved in redox reactions, are common in myeloid leukemia cells, but the significance or biochemical basis underlying this increase is unknown. Using a small molecule analog that efficiently inhibits NADPH-producing enzymes, we found that AML cells require NADPH homeostasis for cell growth...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667014/the-gluconate-shunt-is-an-alternative-route-for-directing-glucose-into-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-in-fission-yeast
#16
Mark E Corkins, Stevin Wilson, Jean-Christophe Cocuron, Ana P Alonso, Amanda J Bird
Glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway both play a central role in the degradation of glucose in all domains of life. Another metabolic route that can facilitate glucose breakdown is the gluconate shunt. In this shunt glucose dehydrogenase and gluconate kinase catalyze the two-step conversion of glucose into the pentose phosphate pathway intermediate 6-phosphogluconate. Despite the presence of these enzymes in many organisms, their only established role is in the production of 6-phosphogluconate for the Entner-Doudoroff pathway...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665548/effect-of-astaxanthin-and-aluminum-chloride-on-erythrocyte-g6pd-and-6pgd-enzyme-activities-in-vivo-and-on-erythrocyte-g6pd-in-vitro-in-rats
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Yusuf Temel, Aydın Şükrü Bengü, Hurrem Turan Akkoyun, Mahire Akkoyun, Mehmet Ciftci
In this study, we investigated the effect of astaxanthin (Ast) and aluminum (Al) on the erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD) enzymes activities in vivo and on G6PD enzyme in vitro in rats. For in vitro studies, G6PD enzyme was purified from rat erythrocyte by using 2',5'-ADP-Sepharose 4B affinity gel. The effects of Ast and Al(3+) ion were investigated on the purified enzyme. It was determined that Ast increased the enzyme activity, whereas Al(3+) inhibited the enzyme activity noncompetitively (IC50 values; 0...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658302/one-ligand-two-regulators-and-three-binding-sites-how-kdpg-controls-primary-carbon-metabolism-in-pseudomonas
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Rosaria Campilongo, Rowena K Y Fung, Richard H Little, Lucia Grenga, Eleftheria Trampari, Simona Pepe, Govind Chandra, Clare E M Stevenson, Davide Roncarati, Jacob G Malone
Effective regulation of primary carbon metabolism is critically important for bacteria to successfully adapt to different environments. We have identified an uncharacterised transcriptional regulator; RccR, that controls this process in response to carbon source availability. Disruption of rccR in the plant-associated microbe Pseudomonas fluorescens inhibits growth in defined media, and compromises its ability to colonise the wheat rhizosphere. Structurally, RccR is almost identical to the Entner-Doudoroff (ED) pathway regulator HexR, and both proteins are controlled by the same ED-intermediate; 2-keto-3-deoxy-6-phosphogluconate (KDPG)...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651026/binding-of-human-plasminogen-and-high-molecular-mass-kininogen-by-cell-surface-exposed-proteins-of-candida-parapsilosis
#19
Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta, Dorota Zajac, Grazyna Bras, Oliwia Bochenska, Maria Rapala-Kozik, Andrzej Kozik
Pathogenic microbes can recruit to their cell surface human proteins that are components of important proteolytic cascades involved in coagulation, fibrinolysis and innate immune response. Once located at the bacterial or fungal surface, such deployed proteins might be utilized by pathogens to facilitate invasion and dissemination within the host organism by interfering with functionality of these systems or by exploiting specific activity of the bound enzymes. Aim of the study presented here was to characterize this phenomenon in Candida parapsilosis (Ashford) Langeron et Talice - an important causative agent of systemic fungal infections (candidiases and candidemias) in humans...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648642/hpi-amf-inhibition-halts-the-development-of-the-aggressive-phenotype-of-breast-cancer-stem-cells
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Juan Carlos Gallardo-Pérez, Alhelí Adán-Ladrón de Guevara, Alvaro Marín-Hernández, Rafael Moreno-Sánchez, Sara Rodríguez-Enríquez
Cancer stem cells are responsible for tumor recurrence and metastasis. A new highly reproducible procedure for human breast cancer MCF-7 stem cells (BCSC) isolation and selection was developed by using a combination of hypoxia/hypoglycemia plus taxol and adriamycin for 24h. The BCSC enriched fraction (i) expressed (2-15 times) the typical stemness protein markers CD44+, ALDH1A3 and Oct 3/4; (ii) increased its clonogenicity index (20-times), invasiveness profile (>70%), migration capacity (100%) and ability to form mammospheres, compared to its non-metastatic MCF-7 counterpart...
June 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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