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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340295/response-of-catalase-of-the-mouse-primary-hepatocytes-to-sodium-dodecylbenzene-sulfonate-and-the-underlying-molecular-mechanisms
#1
Jing Wang, Jiaxi Wang, Lu Zhang, Rutao Liu, Wansong Zong
This study investigated the adverse effects of sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonates (SDBS) on the mouse primary hepatocytes by conducting cell viability, intracellular oxidative stress level and catalase (CAT) activity assays. It was shown that SDBS altered CAT activities, triggered oxidative stress, and thus exhibited cytotoxicity to the hepatocytes. Both the stimulation of intracellular CAT production and the inhibition of molecular CAT activity contributed to intracellular CAT activity change. Molecular mechanisms underlying CAT activity inhibition and structural changes were explored by isothermal titration calorimetry, multi-spectroscopy and molecular docking studies...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336429/insight-into-stereochemistry-of-a-new-imp-allelic-variant-imp-55-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-identified-in-a-clinical-strain-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
#2
Mohammad Reza Shakibaie, Omid Azizi, Fereshteh Shahcheraghi
Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) such as IMPs are broad-spectrum β-lactamases that inactivate virtually all β-lactam antibiotics including carbapenems. In this study, we investigated the hydrolytic activity, phylogenetic relationship, three dimensional (3D) structure including zinc binding motif of a new IMP variant (IMP-55) identified in a clinical strain of Acinetobacter baumannii (AB). AB strain 56 was isolated from an adult ICU of a teaching hospital in Kerman, Iran. It exhibited MIC 32μg/ml to imipenem and showed MBL activity...
March 20, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334993/the-mechanism-of-the-glycosylase-reaction-with-hogg1-base-excision-repair-enzyme-concerted-effect-of-lys249-and-asp268-during-excision-of-8-oxoguanine
#3
Jakub Šebera, Yoshikazu Hattori, Daichi Sato, David Reha, Radim Nencka, Takashi Kohno, Chojiro Kojima, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Vladimír Sychrovský
The excision of 8-oxoguanine (oxoG) by the human 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase 1 (hOGG1) base-excision repair enzyme was studied by using the QM/MM (M06-2X/6-31G(d,p):OPLS2005) calculation method and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The calculated glycosylase reaction included excision of the oxoG base, formation of Lys249-ribose enzyme-substrate covalent adduct and formation of a Schiff base. The formation of a Schiff base with ΔG# = 17.7 kcal/mol was the rate-limiting step of the reaction. The excision of the oxoG base with ΔG# = 16...
March 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334264/spatial-patterns-and-sequential-sampling-plans-for-predators-of-aphis-glycines-hemiptera-aphididae-in-minnesota-soybean
#4
Anh K Tran, Robert L Koch
The soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, is an economically important soybean pest. Many studies have demonstrated that predatory insects are important in suppressing A. glycines population growth. However, to improve the utilization of predators in A. glycines management, sampling plans need to be developed and validated for predators. Aphid predators were sampled in soybean fields near Rosemount, Minnesota, from 2006-2007 and 2013-2015 with sample sizes of 20-80 plants. Sampling plans were developed for Orius insidiosus (Say), Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), and all aphidophagous Coccinellidae species combined...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330764/lipid-sugar-carriers-at-the-extremes-the-phosphodolichols-archaea-use-in-n-glycosylation
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REVIEW
Jerry Eichler, Ziqiang Guan
N-glycosylation, a post-translational modification whereby glycans are covalently linked to select Asn residues of target proteins, occurs in all three domains of life. Across evolution, the N-linked glycans are initially assembled on phosphorylated cytoplasmically-oriented polyisoprenoids, with polyprenol (mainly C55 undecaprenol) fulfilling this role in Bacteria and dolichol assuming this function in Eukarya and Archaea. The eukaryal and archaeal versions of dolichol can, however, be distinguished on the basis of their length, degree of saturation and by other traits...
March 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330175/exploration-of-the-binding-modes-of-l-asparaginase-complexed-with-its-amino-acid-substrates-by-molecular-docking-dynamics-and-simulation
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Erva Rajeswara Reddy, Rajulapati Satish Babu, Potla Durthi Chandrasai, Pola Madhuri
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is an outrageous disease worldwide. L-Asparagine (L-Asn) and L-glutamine (L-Gln) deamination plays crucial role in ALL treatment. Role of Erwinaze(®) (L-asparaginase from Erwinia chrysanthemi) in regulation of L-Asn and L-Gln has been confirmed by the experimental studies. Therapeutic research against ALL remained elusive with the lack of structural information on Erwinaze(®) enzyme. In this present study, homology model of the Erwinaze(®) was developed using MODELLER and the same was validated by various quality indexing tools...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330082/mutations-in-the-plastidic-accase-gene-endowing-resistance-to-accase-inhibiting-herbicide-in-phalaris-minor-populations-from-india
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Nishu Raghav, Rajender Singh, Rajender Singh Chhokar, Davinder Sharma, Raman Kumar
Littleseed canarygrass (Phalaris minor Retz.) is one of the most common and troublesome weeds infesting wheat crop in India. Repeated use during the last two decades of the ACCase-inhibiting herbicide (clodinafop) to control this weed has resulted in the occurrence of resistance. Fifty-three P. minor populations were collected from wheat fields in Haryana and Punjab states of India. The dose-response assays indicated that 29 populations were resistant, 23 populations were susceptible and one population was moderately resistant to clodinafop...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330072/molecular-dynamic-simulations-of-escherichia-coli-l-asparaginase-to-illuminate-its-role-in-deamination-of-asparagine-and-glutamine-residues
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Rajeswara Reddy Erva, Satish Babu Rajulapati, Chandrasai Potla Durthi, Mayuri Bhatia, Madhuri Pola
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is an outrageous disease worldwide. L-Asparagine (L-Asn) and L-Glutamine (L-Gln) deamination play a crucial role in ALL treatment. Role of Elspar(®) (L-asparaginase from Escherichia coli) in regulation of L-Asn and L-Gln has been confirmed by the other researchers through experimental studies. Therapeutic research against ALL remained elusive with the lack of information on molecular interactions of Elspar(®) with amino acid substrates. In the present study, using different docking tools binding cavities, key residues in binding and ligand binding mechanisms were identified...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325874/ion-and-inhibitor-binding-of-the-double-ring-ion-selectivity-filter-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter
#9
Chan Cao, Shuqing Wang, Tanxing Cui, Xun-Cheng Su, James J Chou
The calcium (Ca(2+)) uniporter of mitochondria is a holocomplex consisting of the Ca(2+)-conducting channel, known as mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), and several accessory and regulatory components. A previous electrophysiology study found that the uniporter has high Ca(2+) selectivity and conductance and this depends critically on the conserved amino acid sequence motif, DXXE (Asp-X-X-Glu) of MCU. A recent NMR structure of the MCU channel from Caenorhabditis elegans revealed that the DXXE forms two parallel carboxylate rings at the channel entrance that seem to serve as the ion selectivity filter, although direct ion interaction of this structural motif has not been addressed...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320286/functioning-of-yeast-pma1-h-atpase-under-changing-charge-role-of-asp739-and-arg811-residues
#10
V V Petrov
The plasma membrane Pma1 H+-ATPase of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains conserved residue Asp739 located at the interface of transmembrane segment M6 and the cytosol. Its replacement by Asn or Val (Petrov et al. (2000) J. Biol. Chem., 275, 15709-15716) or by Ala (Miranda et al. (2011) Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1808, 1781-1789) caused complete blockage of biogenesis of the enzyme, which did not reach secretory vesicles. It was proposed that a strong ionic bond (salt bridge) could be formed between this residue and positively charged residue(s) in close proximity, and the replacement D739A disrupted this bond...
January 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290622/melanoma-and-melanocytic-nevi-in-paediatric-patients-a-single-institution-experience
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Paola Sgubbi, Francesco Savoia, Emi Dika, Iria Neri, Pier A Fanti, Annalisa Patrizi
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is an infrequent neoplasm in children and adolescents. The number of consultancies for melanocytic nevi control in the paediatric population is increased by the major anxiety of parents and paediatricians. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in order to evaluate the incidence rate of melanoma, Spitz nevi, congenital and acquired melanocytic nevi in patients aged 14 years or less and referred to our institution from April 2010 to September 2015...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273031/new-monocyte-locomotion-inhibitory-factor-analogs-protect-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#12
Xiaoping Wang, Chao Wang, Yan Yang, Jingman Ni
Monocyte locomotion inhibitory factor (MLIF) is an oligopeptide with anti-inflammatory properties. The carboxyl-terminal end group Cys-Asn-Ser serves as the pharmacophore of MLIF. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of two new synthetic analogs, Arg-Cys-Asn-Ser and D-Cys-Asn-Ser, on focal cerebral ischemia, which were designed and synthesized to increase the penetrability and enzymatic stability of Cys-Asn-Ser. Ninety-one male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into six groups: I - Sham; II - Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R); III - Nimodipine; IV - Cys-Asn-Ser; V - D-Cys-Asn-Ser; and VI - Arg-Cys-Asn-Ser...
February 27, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271673/mutations-in-dna-gyrase-and-topoisomerase-iv-in-ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible-extended-spectrum-%C3%AF-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#13
Kyung Sun Park, Hyung-Seok Yang, You Sun Nam, Hee Joo Lee
BACKGROUND: We investigated mutations in the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of ciprofloxacinnonsusceptible extended-spectrum -lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae by a statistical analysis. METHODS: We collected 97 clinical isolates of ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible ESBL-producing E. coli (55 strains) and K. pneumoniae (42 strains) from a tertiary-care university hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea, between 2006 and 2008...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263844/a-high-throughput-bioluminescent-assay-to-monitor-the-deamidation-of-asparagine-and-isomerization-of-aspartate-residues-in-therapeutic-proteins-and-antibodies
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Kevin Hsiao, Juliano Alves, Rushikesh Patel, Monica Adams, Vishal Nashine, Said Goueli
Since the introduction of Herceptin and Rituximab in 1986 therapeutic antibodies have gained tremendous momentum in treatment of broad range of several diseases such as cancer and inflammation. Selection of the clinical candidate mAb usually starts with large-scale in vitro screening and profiling of multiple mAbs to identify candidates that show high in vitro or in vivo activity, and thus it is necessarily to identify and eliminate potentially unstable mAbs during the lead selection process. Antibodies undergo a variety of degradation reactions which may result in compromised bioactivity and safety profile...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261106/a-role-of-corazonin-receptor-in-larval-pupal-transition-and-pupariation-in-the-oriental-fruit-fly-bactrocera-dorsalis-hendel-diptera-tephritidae
#15
Qiu-Li Hou, Hong-Bo Jiang, Shun-Hua Gui, Er-Hu Chen, Dan-Dan Wei, Hui-Min Li, Jin-Jun Wang, Guy Smagghe
Corazonin (Crz) is a neuropeptide hormone, but also a neuropeptide modulator that is internally released within the CNS, and it has a widespread distribution in insects with diverse physiological functions. Here, we identified and cloned the cDNAs of Bactrocera dorsalis that encode Crz and its receptor CrzR. Mature BdCrz has 11 residues with a unique Ser(11) substitution (instead of the typical Asn) and a His in the evolutionary variable position 7. The BdCrzR cDNA encodes a putative protein of 608 amino acids with 7 putative transmembrane domains, typical for the structure of G-protein-coupled receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257057/purification-and-identification-of-antioxidant-peptides-from-protein-hydrolysate-of-scalloped-hammerhead-sphyrna-lewini-cartilage
#16
Xue-Rong Li, Chang-Feng Chi, Li Li, Bin Wang
The aim of this study was to purify and identify peptides with antioxidant properties from protein hydrolysate of scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) cartilage. Cartilaginous proteins of the scalloped hammerhead were extracted by guanidine hydrochloride, and three antioxidant peptides, named enzymolysis peptide of scalloped hammerhead cartilage A (SCPE-A), SCPE-B and SCPE-C, were subsequently isolated from the hydrolysate of the cartilaginous proteins using ultrafiltration and chromatography. The amino acid sequences of SCPE-A, SCPE-B and SCPE-C were identified as Gly-Pro-Glu (GPE), Gly-Ala-Arg-Gly-Pro-Gln (GARGPQ), and Gly-Phe-Thr-Gly-Pro-Pro-Gly-Phe-Asn-Gly (GFTGPPGFNG), with molecular weights of 301...
March 1, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243204/icariin-inhibits-ampk-dependent-autophagy-and-adipogenesis-in-adipocytes-in-vitro-and-in-a-model-of-graves-orbitopathy-in-vivo
#17
Hong Li, Yifei Yuan, Yali Zhang, Xia Zhang, Long Gao, Rongjuan Xu
Graves' orbitopathy (GO), an extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease, is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the orbit that involves the differentiation of precursor cells into mature adipocytes and retro-orbital adipose tissue accumulation. Here, we examined the involvement of autophagy in adipogenesis and explored the effects of icariin, a flavonoid isolated from the genus Epimedium with a wide range of biological and pharmacological effects, on autophagy and adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and in a mouse model of GO...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225562/the-adipokinetic-hormone-of-mantodea-in-comparison-to-other-dictyoptera
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Gerd Gäde, Heather G Marco
Six species of the order Mantodea (praying mantises) are investigated for the presence and sequence of putative adipokinetic hormones (AKHs). The selected species span a wide evolutionary range of various families and subfamilies of the clade Mantodea. The corpora cardiaca of the different species are dissected, methanolic extracts prepared, peptides separated by liquid chromatography, and AKHs detected and sequenced by ion trap mass spectrometry. All six species investigated contain an octapeptide with the primary structure pGlu-Val-Asn-Phe-Thr-Pro-Asn-Trp amide, which is code-named Emppe-AKH and had been found earlier in three other species of Mantodea...
March 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220415/analysis-for-protein-glycosylation-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-in-plants
#19
Takaakira Inokuchi, Yusuke Saijo
Recognition of molecules typical of microbes or aberrant cellular states, termed microbe- or danger-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs/DAMPs), respectively, provides an important step in plant and animal innate immunity. In plants, pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) identified to date are limited to membrane-associated proteins, of which the majority has an extracellular leucine-rich repeat (LRR) or lysine-motif (LysM) domain. These PRRs undergo quality control (QC) in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) that is dependent on Asn (N)-linked glycosylation (Glc3Man9GlcNAc2 conjugation) of their extracellular domain...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216000/pharmacological-and-molecular-characterization-of-the-positive-allosteric-modulators-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-2
#20
REVIEW
L Lundström, C Bissantz, J Beck, M Dellenbach, T J Woltering, J Wichmann, S Gatti
The metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 (mGlu2) plays an important role in the presynaptic control of glutamate release and several mGlu2 positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) have been under assessment for their potential as antipsychotics. The binding mode of mGlu2 PAMs is better characterized in functional terms while few data are available on the relationship between allosteric and orthosteric binding sites. Pharmacological studies characterizing binding and effects of two different chemical series of mGlu2 PAMs are therefore carried out here using the radiolabeled mGlu2 agonist (3)[H]-LY354740 and mGlu2 PAM (3)[H]-2,2,2-TEMPS...
February 16, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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