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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647120/drrc-protein-of-streptomyces-peucetius-removes-daunorubicin-from-intercalated-dnri-promoter
#1
Francis Prija, Ranjan Prasad
DrrC is a DNA-binding protein of Streptomyces peucetius that provides self-resistance against daunorubicin, the antibiotic produced by the organism. DrrC was expressed in E.coli and purified by using N-terminal MBP-tag which retained DNA-binding property in spite of the tag. Mobility shift assay confirmed the interaction of 313bp DNA that has the dnrI promoter, daunorubicin and MBP-DrrC in the presence of ATP. Biotinylated and immobilized 313bp DNA was intercalated with daunorubicin to observe the release of the drug when MBP-DrrC is allowed to act on the DNA...
September 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607162/impact-of-age-on-the-association-between-cardiac-high-energy-phosphate-metabolism-and-cardiac-power-in-women
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Maria Nathania, Kieren G Hollingsworth, Matthew Bates, Christopher Eggett, Michael I Trenell, Lazar Velicki, Petar M Seferovic, Guy A MacGowan, Doug M Turnbull, Djordje G Jakovljevic
OBJECTIVE: Diminished cardiac high-energy phosphate metabolism (phosphocreatine-to-ATP (PCr:ATP) ratio) and cardiac power with age may play an important roles in development of cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. The study defines the impact of age on PCr:ATP ratio and cardiac power and their relationship. METHODS: Thirty-five healthy women (young≤50 years, n=20; and old≥60 years, n=15) underwent cardiac MRI with (31)P spectroscopy to assess PCr:ATP ratio and performed maximal graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing with simultaneous gas-exchange and central haemodynamic measurements...
June 12, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584636/atp-serves-an-anti-inflammatory-role-by-enhancing-%C3%AE-defensin-2-response-in-acute-pneumonia-of-rat
#3
Zhenwei Shen, Yun Zhou, Le Qu, Han Lei
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of ATP on the expression of rat β-defensin-2 (rBD-2) in a time-dependent manner, as well as its therapeutic value in an acute pneumonia rat model. A total of 30 rats as a treatment group and 30 as a control group were treated with the same dose of ATP and normal saline, respectively, lung tissues were isolated from rat and expression of rBD-2 mRNA was assessed with reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) at 12, 24 and 36 h following treatment...
June 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570633/thin-silica-shell-coated-ag-assembled-nanostructures-for-expanding-generality-of-sers-analytes
#4
Myeong Geun Cha, Hyung-Mo Kim, Yoo-Lee Kang, Minwoo Lee, Homan Kang, Jaehi Kim, Xuan-Hung Pham, Tae Han Kim, Eunil Hahm, Yoon-Sik Lee, Dae Hong Jeong, Bong-Hyun Jun
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) provides a unique non-destructive spectroscopic fingerprint for chemical detection. However, intrinsic differences in affinity of analyte molecules to metal surface hinder SERS as a universal quantitative detection tool for various analyte molecules simultaneously. This must be overcome while keeping close proximity of analyte molecules to the metal surface. Moreover, assembled metal nanoparticles (NPs) structures might be beneficial for sensitive and reliable detection of chemicals than single NP structures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551786/mitochondrial-bioenergetics-during-ischemia-and-reperfusion
#5
Alicia E Consolini, María I Ragone, Patricia Bonazzola, Germán A Colareda
During ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) mitochondria suffer a deficiency to supply the cardiomyocyte with chemical energy, but also contribute to the cytosolic ionic alterations especially of Ca(2+). Their free calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]m) mainly depends on mitochondrial entrance through the uniporter (UCam) and extrusion in exchange with Na(+) (mNCX) driven by the electrochemical gradient (ΔΨm). Cardiac energetic is frequently estimated by the oxygen consumption, which determines metabolism coupled to ATP production and to the maintaining of ΔΨm...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541258/paclitaxel-induced-painful-neuropathy-is-associated-with-changes-in-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-glycolysis-and-an-energy-deficit-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons
#6
Natalie A Duggett, Lisa A Griffiths, Sarah J L Flatters
Painful neuropathy is the major dose-limiting side effect of paclitaxel chemotherapy. Mitochondrial dysfunction and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) deficit have previously been shown in peripheral nerves of paclitaxel-treated rats, but the effects of paclitaxel in the dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) have not been explored. The aim of this study was to determine the bioenergetic status of DRG neurons following paclitaxel exposure in vitro and in vivo. Utilising isolated DRG neurons, we measured respiratory function under basal conditions and at maximal capacity, glycolytic function, and Adenosine diphosphate (ADP)/ATP levels at 3 key behavioural timepoints; prior to pain onset (day 7), peak pain severity and pain resolution...
June 15, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527013/central-activation-metabolites-and-calcium-handling-during-fatigue-with-repeated-maximal-isometric-contractions-in-human-muscle
#7
Simeon P Cairns, Luke A G Inman, Caroline P MacManus, Ingrid G L van de Port, Patricia A Ruell, Jeanette M Thom, Martin W Thompson
PURPOSE: To determine the roles of calcium (Ca(2+)) handling by sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) and central activation impairment (i.e., central fatigue) during fatigue with repeated maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) in human muscles. METHODS: Contractile performance was assessed during 3 min of repeated MVCs (7-s contraction, 3-s rest, n = 17). In ten participants, in vitro SR Ca(2+)-handling, metabolites, and fibre-type composition were quantified in biopsy samples from quadriceps muscle, along with plasma venous [K(+)]...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485811/the-effects-of-second-messenger-camp-and-its-relative-components-on-the-contraction-of-uterine-smooth-muscle-of-rat
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S-J Shu, X-G Lei, J-H Liang, Y-H Song, Q Xu, X-D Chen, L-G Mao, Z-G Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of second messenger pathways on the uterine smooth muscle contraction and their associated mechanisms, and compare the evaluation methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preparation of uterine smooth muscle strips from healthy pregnant 18-21 d SD and non-pregnant rats. When the contraction of muscle strips was stable, we conducted gradient administration: PDE4 inhibitors (Z90), prostaglandin PGE2, adenylate cyclase inhibitor (SQ 22,530), cAMP analogs (dbcAMP) and AMPK agonists (AICAR), solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as controlled...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428881/nano-pulse-stimulation-is-a-physical-modality-that-can-trigger-immunogenic-tumor-cell-death
#9
Richard Nuccitelli, Amanda McDaniel, Snjezana Anand, John Cha, Zachary Mallon, Jon Casey Berridge, Darrin Uecker
BACKGROUND: We have been developing a non-thermal, drug-free tumor therapy called Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) that delivers ultrashort electric pulses to tumor cells which eliminates the tumor and inhibits secondary tumor growth. We hypothesized that the mechanism for inhibiting secondary tumor growth involves stimulating an adaptive immune response via an immunogenic form of apoptosis, commonly known as immunogenic cell death (ICD). ICD is characterized by the emission of danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) that serve to recruit immune cells to the site of the tumor...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423017/auxotonic-to-isometric-contraction-transitioning-in-a-beating-heart-causes-myosin-step-size-to-down-shift
#10
Thomas P Burghardt, Xiaojing Sun, Yihua Wang, Katalin Ajtai
Myosin motors in cardiac ventriculum convert ATP free energy to the work of moving blood volume under pressure. The actin bound motor cyclically rotates its lever-arm/light-chain complex linking motor generated torque to the myosin filament backbone and translating actin against resisting force. Previous research showed that the unloaded in vitro motor is described with high precision by single molecule mechanical characteristics including unitary step-sizes of approximately 3, 5, and 8 nm and their relative step-frequencies of approximately 13, 50, and 37%...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396595/p2y6-deficiency-increases-micturition-frequency-and-attenuates-sustained-contractility-of-the-urinary-bladder-in-mice
#11
Satoru Kira, Mitsuharu Yoshiyama, Sachiko Tsuchiya, Eiji Shigetomi, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Keisuke Shibata, Tsutomu Mochizuki, Masayuki Takeda, Schuichi Koizumi
The role of the P2Y6 receptor in bladder function has recently attracted a great deal of attention in lower urinary tract research. We conducted this study to determine contributions of the P2Y6 receptor in lower urinary tract function of normal phenotypes by comparing P2Y6-deficient mice and wild-type mice. In in vivo experiments, P2Y6-deficient mice had more frequent micturition with smaller bladder capacity compared to wild-type mice; however, there was no difference between these groups in bladder-filling pressure/volume relationships during cystometry under decerebrate, unanaesthetized conditions...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394402/dual-hypothermic-oxygenated-machine-perfusion-in-liver-transplants-donated-after-circulatory-death
#12
R van Rijn, N Karimian, A P M Matton, L C Burlage, A C Westerkamp, A P van den Berg, R H J de Kleine, M T de Boer, T Lisman, R J Porte
BACKGROUND: Experimental studies have suggested that end-ischaemic dual hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion (DHOPE) may restore hepatocellular energy status and reduce reperfusion injury in donation after circulatory death (DCD) liver grafts. The aim of this prospective case-control study was to assess the safety and feasibility of DHOPE in DCD liver transplantation. METHODS: In consecutive DCD liver transplantations, liver grafts were treated with end-ischaemic DHOPE...
June 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373057/lysophosphatidylcholine-export-by-human-abca7
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Maiko Tomioka, Yoshinobu Toda, Noralyn B Mañucat, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Manabu Fukumoto, Nozomu Kono, Hiroyuki Arai, Noriyuki Kioka, Kazumitsu Ueda
The ATP-binding cassette transporter A7 (ABCA7), which is highly expressed in the brain, is associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the physiological function of ABCA7 and its transport substrates remain unclear. Immunohistochemical analyses of human brain sections from AD and non-AD subjects revealed that ABCA7 is expressed in neuron and microglia cells in the cerebral cortex. The transport substrates and acceptors were identified in BHK/ABCA7 cells and compared with those of ABCA1...
March 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326637/purinergic-receptors-p2rx4-and-p2rx7-in-familial-multiple-sclerosis
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A Dessa Sadovnick, Ben J Gu, Anthony L Traboulsee, Cecily Q Bernales, Mary Encarnacion, Irene M Yee, Maria G Criscuoli, Xin Huang, Amber Ou, Carol J Milligan, Steven Petrou, James S Wiley, Carles Vilariño-Güell
Genetic variants in the purinergic receptors P2RX4 and P2RX7 have been shown to affect susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we set out to evaluate whether rare coding variants of major effect could also be identified in these purinergic receptors. Sequencing analysis of P2RX4 and P2RX7 in 193 MS patients and 100 controls led to the identification of a rare three variant haplotype (P2RX7 rs140915863:C>T [p.T205M], P2RX7 rs201921967:A>G [p.N361S], and P2RX4 rs765866317:G>A [p.G135S]) segregating with disease in a multi-incident family with six family members diagnosed with MS (logarithm of odds = 3...
June 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292763/oxygen-delivery-and-the-restoration-of-the-muscle-energetic-balance-following-exercise-implications-for-delayed-muscle-recovery-in-patients-with-copd
#15
Gwenael Layec, Corey R Hart, Joel D Trinity, Oh-Sung Kwon, Matthew J Rossman, Ryan M Broxterman, Yann Le Fur, Eun-Kee Jeong, Russell S Richardson
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience a delayed recovery from skeletal muscle fatigue following exhaustive exercise that likely contributes to their progressive loss of mobility. As this phenomenon is not well understood, this study sought to examine post-exercise peripheral oxygen (O2) transport and muscle metabolism dynamics in patients with COPD, two important determinants of muscle recovery. Twenty four subjects, 12 non-hypoxemic patients with COPD and 12 healthy subjects with a sedentary lifestyle, performed dynamic plantar flexion exercise at 40% of maximal work rate (WRmax) with phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and vascular Doppler ultrasound assessments...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278051/bcl-2-delays-cell-cycle-through-mitochondrial-atp-and-ros
#16
Xing Du, Xufeng Fu, Kun Yao, Zhenwei Lan, Hui Xu, Qinghua Cui, Elizabeth Yang
Bcl-2 inhibits cell proliferation by delaying G0/G1 to S phase entry. We tested the hypothesis that Bcl-2 regulates S phase entry through mitochondrial pathways. Existing evidence indicates mitochondrial adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important signals in cell survival and cell death, however, the molecular details of how these 2 processes are linked remain unknown. In this study, 2 cell lines stably expressing Bcl-2, 3T3Bcl-2 and C3HBcl-2, and vector-alone PB controls were arrested in G0/G1 phase by serum starvation and contact inhibition, and ATP and ROS were measured during re-stimulation of cell cycle entry...
April 3, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259604/bacterial-contamination-of-ct-equipment-use-of-atp-detection-and-culture-results-to-target-quality-improvement
#17
John Childress, Debborah Burch, Cheryl Kucharski, Carol Young, Ella A Kazerooni, Matthew S Davenport
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the use of an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) monitoring system to minimize surface contamination on inpatient computed tomography (CT) scanners. METHODS: The bore, table, and wrap of two quaternary care inpatient CT scanners (load/scanner: ~ 30-40 CT examinations/day) were assayed with bacterial cultures and an ATP detection system during six prospective iterative plan-do-check-act improvement cycles from January 6, 2016 to October 12, 2016...
March 1, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244131/phosphodiester-content-measured-in-human-liver-by-in-vivo-31-p-mr-spectroscopy-at-7-tesla
#18
Lucian A B Purvis, William T Clarke, Ladislav Valkovič, Christina Levick, Michael Pavlides, Eleanor Barnes, Jeremy F Cobbold, Matthew D Robson, Christopher T Rodgers
PURPOSE: Phosphorus ((31) P) metabolites are emerging liver disease biomarkers. Of particular interest are phosphomonoester and phosphodiester (PDE) "peaks" that comprise multiple overlapping resonances in (31) P spectra. This study investigates the effect of improved spectral resolution at 7 Tesla (T) on quantifying hepatic metabolites in cirrhosis. METHODS: Five volunteers were scanned to determine metabolite T1 s. Ten volunteers and 11 patients with liver cirrhosis were scanned at 7T...
February 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219591/correlation-between-survival-interval-and-cd4-t-cell-intracellular-atp-levels-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#19
W Qu, Z-J Zhu, L-Y Sun, L Wei, Y Liu, Z-G Zeng
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to analyze the potential correlation between post-liver transplantation survival interval and CD4(+) T-cell intracellular ATP (iATP) levels, and to describe the distribution of CD4(+) T-cell iATP levels in liver transplant recipients. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of clinical data of 273 patients who underwent liver transplantation from July 2010 to October 2012 in our center and achieved long-term stable survival...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213290/zd0947-a-sulphonylurea-receptor-modulator-detects-functional-sulphonylurea-receptor-subunits-in-murine-vascular-smooth-muscle-atp-sensitive-k-channels
#20
Tadashi Yamamoto, Kohei Takahara, Keiichiro Uchida, Noriyoshi Teramoto
In order to identify functional sulphonylurea receptor (SUR.x) subunits of native ATP-sensitive K(+) channels (KATP channels) in mouse portal vein, the effects of ZD0947, a SUR.x modulator, were investigated on spontaneous portal vein contractions, macroscopic membrane currents and unitary currents recorded (using patch-clamp techniques) in freshly dispersed mouse portal vein myocytes. Spontaneous contractions in mouse portal vein were reversibly reduced by ZD0947 in a concentration-dependent manner (Ki =293nM)...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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