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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323982/versican-proteolysis-by-adamts-proteases-and-its-influence-on-sex-steroid-receptor-expression-in-uterine-leiomyoma
#1
Ndeye-Aicha Gueye, Timothy J Mead, Christopher D Koch, Charles V Biscotti, Tommaso Falcone, Suneel S Apte
Context: Leiomyomas have abundant extracellular matrix (ECM), with upregulation of versican, a large proteoglycan. Objective: To investigate ADAMTS protease-mediated versican cleavage in myometrium and leiomyoma and the effect of versican knockdown in leiomyoma cells. Design: We used qRT-PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry and RNA in situ hybridization for analysis of myometrium, leiomyoma, and immortalized myometrium and leiomyoma cells...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323908/effects-of-protease-and-non-starch-polysaccharide-enzyme-on-performance-digestive-function-activity-and-gene-expression-of-endogenous-enzyme-of-broilers
#2
Lin Yuan, Mingfa Wang, Xiaotu Zhang, Zhixiang Wang
Three hundred one-day-old male broiler chickens (Ross-308) were fed corn-soybean basal diets containing non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) enzyme and different levels of acid protease from 1 to 42 days of age to investigate the effects of exogenous enzymes on growth performance, digestive function, activity of endogenous digestive enzymes in the pancreas and mRNA expression of pancreatic digestive enzymes. For days 1-42, compared to the control chickens, average daily feed intake (ADFI) and average daily gain (ADG) were significantly enhanced by the addition of NSP enzyme in combination with protease supplementation at 40 or 80 mg/kg (p<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323883/ubiquitously-expressed-human-beta-defensin-1-hbd1-forms-bacteria-entrapping-nets-in-a-redox-dependent-mode-of-action
#3
Judith Raschig, Daniela Mailänder-Sanchez, Anne Berscheid, Jürgen Berger, Adam A Strömstedt, Lioba F Courth, Nisar P Malek, Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt, Jan Wehkamp
Ever since the discovery of endogenous host defense antimicrobial peptides it has been discussed how these evolutionary conserved molecules avoid to induce resistance and to remain effective. An Human ß-defensin 1 (hBD1) is an ubiquitously expressed endogenous antimicrobial peptide that exhibits qualitatively distinct activities between its oxidized and reduced forms. Here, we explore these antimicrobial mechanisms. Surprisingly, using electron microscopy we detected a so far unknown net-like structure surrounding bacteria, which were treated with the reduced but not the oxidized form of hBD1...
March 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323866/elevated-fecal-peptidase-d-at-onset-of-colitis-in-galphai2-mice-a-mouse-model-of-ibd
#4
Daniel Bergemalm, Robert Kruse, Maria Sapnara, Jonas Halfvarson, Elisabeth Hultgren Hörnquist
BACKGROUND: The identification of novel fecal biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is hampered by the complexity of the human fecal proteome. On the other hand, in experimental mouse models there is probably less variation. We investigated the fecal protein content in mice to identify possible biomarkers and pathogenic mechanisms. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected at onset of inflammation in Galphai2-/- mice, a well-described spontaneous model of chronic colitis, and from healthy littermates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319404/encapsulation-of-an-ep67-conjugated-ctl-peptide-vaccine-in-nanoscale-biodegradable-particles-increases-the-efficacy-of-respiratory-immunization-and-affects-the-magnitude-and-memory-subsets-of-vaccine-generated-mucosal-and-systemic-cd8-t-cells-in-a-diameter
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Bala Vamsi Krishna Karuturi, Shailendra B Tallapaka, Pravin Yeapuri, Stephen M Curran, Sam D Sanderson, Joseph A Vetro
The diameter of biodegradable particles used to co-encapsulate immunostimulants and subunit vaccines affects the magnitude of memory CD8(+) T cells generated by systemic immunization. Possible effects on the magnitude of CD8(+) T cells generated by mucosal immunization or memory subsets that potentially correlate more strongly with protection against certain pathogens, however, are unknown. In this study, we conjugated our novel host-derived mucosal immunostimulant, EP67, to the protective MCMV CTL epitope, pp89, through a lysosomal protease-labile double arginine linker (pp89-RR-EP67) and encapsulated in PLGA 50:50 micro- or nanoparticles...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319173/affinity-purification-of-human-m-calpain-through-an-intrinsically-disordered-inhibitor-calpastatin
#6
Hung Huy Nguyen, Mihaly Varadi, Peter Tompa, Kris Pauwels
Calpains are calcium-activated proteases that have biomedical and biotechnological potential. Their activity is tightly regulated by their endogenous inhibitor, calpastatin that binds to the enzyme only in the presence of calcium. Conventional approaches to purify calpain comprise multiple chromatographic steps, and are labor-intensive, leading to low yields. Here we report a new purification procedure for the human m-calpain based on its reversible calcium-mediated interaction with the intrinsically disordered calpastatin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319146/correction-the-antimetastatic-effects-of-resveratrol-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-the-downregulation-of-a-metastasis-associated-protease-by-sp-1-modulation
#7
Chao-Bin Yeh, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chiao-Wen Lin, Hui-Ling Chiou, Pen-Yuan Lin, Tzy-Yen Chen, Shun-Fa Yang
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056661.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319020/in%C3%A2-vitro-preparation-and-assessment-of-radical-reducing-peptide-from-octopus-aegina-using-digestive-proteases
#8
Sekar Sudhakar, Rasool Abdul Nazeer
Antioxidant peptides protect biological macromolecules against radical damages. The use of these peptides was evaluated using free radicals scavenging assays [2,2-diphenyl-1 picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and hydroxyl] with the help of UV-visible and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy methods. The Octopus aegina mantle protein were tested upon hydrolysis using gastrointestinal enzymes up to 12 h, where pepsin hydrolysate exhibited superior properties (DPPH: 44.39±0.67% and hydroxyl: 38.84±1.07%) compared with trypsin and α-chymotrypsin...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318770/expression-of-cathepsin-s-in-bcg-converts-it-into-a-pro-apoptotic-and-highly-immunogenic-strain
#9
Alice Lau, Vijender Singh, Hafid Soualhine, Zakaria Hmama
BACKGROUND: BCG vaccine, introduced almost 100years ago, is the only option to prevent TB disease. It effectively protects newborns from meningeal TB but fails to prevent adult pulmonary TB. TB kills 1.3million people annually in areas where BCG vaccination is widely practiced. Thus, more effective TB vaccines are urgently needed. Others and we have shown that BCG mimics features of virulent M. tuberculosis, in particular attenuation of essential macrophage functions such as phagosome maturation and antigen presentation...
March 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318015/plasma-levels-of-masp-1-masp-3-and-map44-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-influence-of-glycaemic-control-body-composition-and-polymorphisms-in-the-masp1-gene
#10
Sara Skov Krogh, Charlotte Brinck Holt, Rudi Steffensen, Kristian Løkke Funck, Pernille Høyem, Esben Laugesen, Per Løgstrup Poulsen, Steffen Thiel, Troels Krarup Hansen
Mounting evidence indicates that adverse activation of the complement system plays a role in the development of diabetic vascular complications. Plasma levels of the complement proteins mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and its associated serine proteases (MASP-1 and MASP-2) are elevated in diabetes. We hypothesised that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the MASP1 gene may contribute to altered plasma levels of the belonging gene products; MASP-1, MASP-3 and mannan-binding lectin-associated protein of 44 kDa (MAp44) in patients with type 2 diabetes...
March 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317769/protective-ability-against-oxidative-stress-of-brewers-spent-grain-protein-hydrolysates
#11
Elsa F Vieira, Diana Dias da Silva, Helena Carmo, Isabel M P L V O Ferreira
The protein fraction of Brewers' spent grain (BSG) was used as substrate to obtain hydrolysates with antioxidant activity. Three enzymatic approaches were applied: brewer's spent yeast (BSY) proteases, Neutrase® and Alcalase®, at the same proteolytic activity (1U/mL), using an enzyme/substrate ratio of 10:100 (v/v), at 50°C, 4h. Total Phenolic Content (TPC) and Ferric Ion Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) of hydrolysates and fractions <10kDa and <3kDa were assayed. Additionally, the protective ability of <10kDa fractions against oxidative stress on Caco-2 and HepG2 cells was investigated...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317701/interaction-of-phenolic-acids-with-trypsin-experimental-and-molecular-modeling-studies
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Benguo Liu, Huizhi Xiao, Jiaqi Li, Sheng Geng, Hanjun Ma, Guizhao Liang
Trypsin is a kind of protease for digestion and food processing, whose activity can be inhibited by phenolic acids in plant foods. However, most reports explained the inhibitory difference of phenolic acids based on the number and position of substituent groups, which failed to reveal the comprehensive inhibitory mechanism. In this work, the inhibitory effects of 11 common phenolic acids on trypsin were investigated. Amongst the tested cinnamic and benzoic acid derivatives, caffeic acid and gallic acid showed the strongest anti-trypsin activity with a noncompetitive inhibition pattern, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317028/mycobacterial-caseinolytic-protease-gene-regulator-clgr-is-a-substrate-of-caseinolytic-protease
#13
Yoshiyuki Yamada, Thomas Dick
The mycobacterial caseinolytic protease ClpP1P2 is a degradative protease that recently gained interest as a genetically and pharmacologically validated drug target for tuberculosis. The first whole-cell active ClpP1P2 inhibitor, the human proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, is currently undergoing lead optimization to introduce selectivity for the bacterial target. How inhibition of ClpP1P2 translates into whole-cell antimicrobial activity is little understood. Previous work has shown that the caseinolytic protease gene regulator ClgR is an activator of the clpP1P2 genes and also suggested that this transcription factor may be a substrate of the protease...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316387/classico-molecular-targeting-of-oligopeptidase-b-cysteine-protease-and-variable-surface-glycoprotein-vsg-genes-of-trypanosoma-evansi
#14
Ruchi Singh Gaur, Vikrant Sudan, Amit Kumar Jaiswal, Amit Singh, Daya Shanker
Trypanosomosis or Surra can rightly be attributed as the most economically important vector-borne haemoprotozoan disease encountering India. Surra infected chronic cases show almost similar types of signs and symptoms often confusing it with other haemoprotozoan infections, thereby, making it prerequisite for the development of aspecific and sensitive technique for its detection in susceptible animals. Blood microscopy and serology suffers from the hands of lack of sensitivity and specificity thereby leaving molecular detection techniques as one of the promising alternative...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316013/the-papain-like-protease-of-avian-infectious-bronchitis-virus-has-deubiquitinating-activity
#15
Liping Yu, Xiaorong Zhang, Tianqi Wu, Yuyang Wang, Jie Meng, Qian Liu, Xiaosai Niu, Yantao Wu
Coronavirus papain-like proteases (PLPs) can act as proteases that process virus-encoded large replicase polyproteins and also as deubiquitinating (DUB) enzymes. Like the PLPs of other coronaviruses (CoVs), the avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) PLP catalyzes proteolysis of Gly-Gly dipeptide bonds to release mature cleavage products. However, the other functions of the IBV PLP are not well understood. In this study, we found that IBV exhibits strong global DUB activity with significant reductions of the levels of ubiquitin (Ub)-, K48-, and K63-conjugated proteins...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316004/effect-of-the-fxa-inhibitors-rivaroxaban-and-apixaban-on-platelet-activation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#16
B Steppich, F Dobler, L C Brendel, G Hessling, S L Braun, A L Steinsiek, I Deisenhofer, A Hyseni, M Roest, I Ott
Rivaroxaban and Apixaban, increasingly used for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), might impact platelet reactivity directly or indirectly. By inhibition of Factor Xa (FXa) they preclude not only generation of relevant thrombin amounts but also block signalling of FXa via protease activated receptors. However, weather FXa-inhibition affects platelet haemostasis remains incompletely known. One hundred and twenty-eight patients with AF on chronic anticoagulation with either Rivaroxaban or Apixaban for at least 4 weeks were included in the study...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315783/role-of-protein-glycosylation-in-cancer-metastasis
#17
REVIEW
Leticia Oliveira-Ferrer, Karen Legler, Karin Milde-Langosch
Although altered glycosylation has been detected in human cancer cells decades ago, only investigations in the last years have enormously increased our knowledge about the details of protein glycosylation and its role in tumour progression. Many proteins, which are heavily glycosylated, i.e. adhesion proteins or proteases, play an important role in cancer metastasis that represents the crucial and frequently life-threatening step in progression of most tumour types. Compared to normal tissue, tumour cells often show altered glycosylation patters with appearance of new tumour-specific antigens...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315706/p143-proteins-from-heterologous-nucleopolyhedroviruses-induce-apoptosis-in-bm-n-cells-derived-from-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
#18
Rina Hamajima, Michihiro Kobayashi, Motoko Ikeda
We previously demonstrated that ribosomal RNA (rRNA) of Bombyx mori BM-N cells is rapidly degraded upon infection with heterologous nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPVs), including Autographa californica multiple NPV (AcMNPV), Hyphantria cunea MNPV, Spodoptera exigua MNPV and S. litura MNPV, and that this response is triggered by viral P143 proteins. The transient expression of P143 proteins from heterologous NPVs was also shown to induce apoptosis and caspase-3-like protease activation in BM-N cells. In the present study, we conducted a transient expression assay using BM-N cells expressing mutant AcMNPV P143 (Ac-P143) proteins and demonstrated that five amino acid residues cooperatively participate in Ac-P143 protein-triggered apoptosis of BM-N cells...
March 15, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315685/abcb10-depletion-reduces-unfolded-protein-response-in-mitochondria
#19
Masato Yano
Mitochondria have many functions, including ATP generation. The electron transport chain (ETC) and the coupled ATP synthase generate ATP by consuming oxygen. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are also produced by ETC, and ROS damage deoxyribonucleic acids, membrane lipids and proteins. Recent analysis indicate that mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPR(mt)), which enhances expression of mitochondrial chaperones and proteases to remove damaged proteins, is activated when damaged proteins accumulate in the mitochondria...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315440/optimized-production-and-characterization-of-a-detergent-stable-protease-from-lysinibacillus-fusiformis-c250r
#20
REVIEW
Sondes Mechri, Mouna Kriaa, Mouna Ben Elhoul Berrouina, Maroua Omrane Benmrad, Nadia Zaraî Jaouadi, Hatem Rekik, Khelifa Bouacem, Amel Bouanane-Darenfed, Alif Chebbi, Sami Sayadi, Mohamed Chamkha, Samir Bejar, Bassem Jaouadi
In this study, we aimed to optimize the cultural and nutritional conditions for protease production by Lysinibacillus fusiformis strain C250R in submerged fermentation process using statistical methodology. The most significant factors (gruel, wheat bran, yeast extract, and FeSO4) were identified by Plackett-Burman design. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to determine the optimum levels of the screened factors and their interaction. Under the optimized conditions, protease yield 3100U/mL was 4.5 folds higher than those obtained by the use of the initial conditions (680U/ml)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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