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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626155/protein-coalation-and-antioxidant-function-of-coenzyme-a-in-prokaryotic-cells
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Yugo Tsuchiya, Alexander Zhyvoloup, Jovana Bakovic, Naam Thomas, Bess Yi Kun Yu, Sayoni Das, Christine Orengo, Clare Newell, John Ward, Giorgio Saladino, Federico Comitani, Francesco L Gervasio, Oksana M Malanchuk, Antonina I Khoruzhenko, Valeriy Filonenko, Sew Yeu Peak-Chew, Mark Skehel, Ivan Gout
In all living organisms, Coenzyme A (CoA) is an essential cofactor with a unique design allowing it to function as an acyl group carrier and a carbonyl-activating group in diverse biochemical reactions. It is synthesized in a highly conserved process in prokaryotes and eukaryotes that requires pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), cysteine and ATP. CoA and its thioester derivatives are involved in major metabolic pathways, allosteric interactions and the regulation of gene expression. A novel unconventional function of CoA in redox regulation has been recently discovered in mammalian cells and termed protein CoAlation...
April 6, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617432/vitamin-k2-improves-proliferation-and-migration-of-bovine-skeletal-muscle-cells-in-vitro
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Sissel Beate Rønning, Mona Elisabeth Pedersen, Ragnhild Stenberg Berg, Bente Kirkhus, Rune Rødbotten
Skeletal muscle function is highly dependent on the ability to regenerate, however, during ageing or disease, the proliferative capacity is reduced, leading to loss of muscle function. We have previously demonstrated the presence of vitamin K2 in bovine skeletal muscles, but whether vitamin K has a role in muscle regulation and function is unknown. In this study, we used primary bovine skeletal muscle cells, cultured in monolayers in vitro, to assess a potential effect of vitamin K2 (MK-4) during myogenesis of muscle cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605316/changes-in-the-expression-of-%C3%AE-tocopherol-related-genes-in-liver-and-mammary-gland-biopsy-specimens-of-peripartum-dairy-cows
#3
S Haga, M Miyaji, M Nakano, H Ishizaki, H Matsuyama, K Katoh, S G Roh
Blood α-tocopherol (α-Toc) concentrations decline gradually throughout the prepartum period, reaching the nadir after calving in dairy cows. The 6 α-Toc-related molecules [α-Toc transfer protein (TTPA); afamin; scavenger receptor class B, Type I; ATP-binding cassette transporter A1; tocopherol-associated protein (SEC14L2); and cytochrome P450 family 4, subfamily F, polypeptide 2 (CYP4F2)] are expressed in liver and other peripheral tissues. These molecules could regulate α-Toc transport, blood concentrations, and metabolism of α-Toc...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594552/determination-of-protein-kinase-a-activity-and-inhibition-by-using-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles-as-a-fluorescent-probe
#4
Kaina Zhang, Ke Zeng, Congcong Shen, Shiyu Tian, Minghui Yang
The authors describe a fluorometric method for the determination of the activity and inhibition of protein kinase A (PKA). In the presence of ATP, PKA catalyzes the transfer of phosphate groups from ATP to a peptide, and the generated phosphorylated peptide quenches the fluorescence (measured at excitation/emission peaks of 340/440 nm) of the hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (HAP-NPs). A linear logarithmic relationship of PKA concentrations with fluorescence intensity in the range from 1 to 50 U·L-1 was obtained, and the lower limit of detection (LOD) is 0...
March 16, 2018: Mikrochimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584857/impaired-muscle-efficiency-but-preserved-peripheral-hemodynamics-and-mitochondrial-function-with-advancing-age-evidence-from-exercise-in-the-young-old-and-oldest-old
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Gwenael Layec, Joel D Trinity, Corey R Hart, Yann Le Fur, Jia Zhao, Van Reese, Eun-Kee Jeong, Russell S Richardson
Muscle weakness in the elderly has been linked to recurrent falls and morbidity, therefore, elucidating the mechanisms contributing to the loss of muscle function and mobility with advancing age is critical. To this aim, we comprehensively examined skeletal muscle metabolic function and hemodynamics in 11 young (23±2 yrs), 11 old (68±2 yrs), and 10 oldest-old (84±2 yrs) physical activity-matched subjects. Specifically, oxidative stress markers, mitochondrial function and the ATP cost of contraction as well as peripheral hemodynamics were assessed during dynamic plantar flexion exercise at 40% of maximal work rate (WRmax)...
March 23, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560438/biochemical-alterations-in-inflammatory-reactive-chondrocytes-evidence-for-intercellular-network-communication
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Eva Skiöldebrand, Anna Thorfve, Ulrika Björklund, Pegah Johansson, Ruth Wickelgren, Anders Lindahl, Elisabeth Hansson
Chondrocytes are effectively involved in the pathophysiological processes of inflammation in joints. They form cellular processes in the superficial layer of the articular cartilage and form gap junction coupled syncytium to facilitate cell-to-cell communication. However, very little is known about their physiological cellular identity and communication. The aim with the present work is to evaluate the physiological behavior after stimulation with the inflammatory inducers interleukin-1β and lipopolysaccharide...
January 2018: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559915/circadian-atp-release-in-organotypic-cultures-of-the-rat-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-is-dependent-on-p2x7-and-p2y-receptors
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Irena Svobodova, Anirban Bhattaracharya, Milorad Ivetic, Zdenka Bendova, Hana Zemkova
The circadian rhythms in physiological and behavioral functions are driven by a pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). The rhythms continue in constant darkness and depend on cell-cell communication between neurons and glia. The SCN astrocytes generate also a circadian rhythm in extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) accumulation, but molecular mechanisms that regulate ATP release are poorly understood. Here, we tested the hypothesis that ATP is released via the plasma membrane purinergic P2X7 receptors (P2X7Rs) and P2Y receptors (P2YRs) which have been previously shown to be expressed in the SCN tissue at transcriptional level...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552770/study-on-the-sensitivity-of-primary-tumor-cells-of-patients-with-cervical-cancer-to-chemotherapeutic-combinations
#8
Fang Qiu, Xia Zhao
PURPOSE: To study the sensitivity of primary tumor cells from patients with cervical cancer to frequently used chemotherapeutic combinations. METHODS: 54 samples from cervical cancer patients were collected and used to develop cell culture in vitro. Eight frequently used chemotherapeutic combinations (taxol, taxol+cisplatin, taxol+carboplatin, topotecan+cisplatin, gemcitabine+cisplatin, docetaxel, gemcitabine, cisplatin+c yclophosphamide+doxorubicin) were prepared in different concentrations [200,100,50,25, and 12...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546069/involvement-of-p2x-7-receptor-in-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-glioma-cells
#9
Zhenhua Ji, Yuting Xie, Yu Guan, Yujian Zhang, Kin-Sang Cho, Min Ji, Yongping You
Previous studies have demonstrated that activation of P2X7 receptors (P2X7 R) results in the proliferation and migration of some types of tumor. Here, we asked whether and how the activated P2X7 R contribute to proliferation and migration of human glioma cells. Results showed that the number of P2X7 R positive cells was increasing with grade of tumor. In U87 and U251 human glioma cell lines, both expressed P2X7 R and the expression was enhanced by 3'-O-(4-benzoylbenzoyl) ATP (BzATP), the agonist of P2X7 R, and siRNA...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538624/improved-cardiovascular-function-in-old-mice-after-n-acetyl-cysteine-and-glycine-supplemented-diet-inflammation-and-mitochondrial-factors
#10
Katarzyna A Cieslik, Rajagopal V Sekhar, Alejandro Granillo, Anilkumar Reddy, Guillermo Medrano, Celia Pena Heredia, Mark L Entman, Dale J Hamilton, Shumin Li, Erin Reineke, Anisha A Gupte, Aijun Zhang, George E Taffet
Metabolic, inflammatory and functional changes occur in cardiovascular aging which may stem from oxidative stress and be remediable with antioxidants. Glutathione, an intracellular antioxidant, declines with aging, and supplementation with glutathione precursors, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) and Glycine (Gly), increases tissue glutathione. Thirty month-old mice were fed diets supplemented with NAC or NAC+Gly and, after seven weeks, cardiac function and molecular studies were performed.The NAC+Gly supplementation improved diastolic function, increasing peak early filling velocity, and reducing relaxation time, left atrial volume, and left ventricle end diastolic pressure...
March 10, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531809/na-ca-2-exchanger-1-on-nuclear-envelope-controls-pten-akt-pathway-via-nucleoplasmic-ca-2-regulation-during-neuronal-differentiation
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Agnese Secondo, Alba Esposito, Tiziana Petrozziello, Francesca Boscia, Pasquale Molinaro, Valentina Tedeschi, Anna Pannaccione, Roselia Ciccone, Natascia Guida, Gianfranco Di Renzo, Lucio Annunziato
Nuclear envelope (NE) is a Ca2+ -storing organelle controlling neuronal differentiation through nuclear Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+ ]n ). However, how [Ca2+ ]n regulates this important function remains unknown. Here, we investigated the role of the nuclear form of the Na+ /Ca2+ exchanger 1(nuNCX1) during the different stages of neuronal differentiation and the involvement of PTEN/PI3'K/Akt pathway. In neuronal cells, nuNCX1 was detected on the inner membrane of the NE where protein expression and activity of the exchanger increased during NGF-induced differentiation...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528486/high-power-red-light-emitting-diode-irradiation-enhances-proliferation-osteogenic-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-via-erk-signaling-pathway
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Nobuhiro Yamauchi, Yoichiro Taguchi, Hirohito Kato, Makoto Umeda
BACKGROUND: Light-emitting diode (LED) is attracting attention as a new light source for phototherapy. However, its effects on periodontal tissue regeneration remain unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of high-power, red LED irradiation on human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), which play an important role in periodontal tissue regeneration. METHODS: PDLSCs were derived from adult human third molars. The light source was red LED (peak wavelength: 650 nm)...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524518/changes-in-expression-of-p2x7-receptors-in-rat-myometrium-at-different-gestational-stages-and-the-mechanism-of-atp-induced-uterine-contraction
#13
Mohammed Alotaibi
AIMS: Given the importance of ATP in the control of uterine activity for successful labor and involution, this study was performed to measure the level of P2X7 receptors (P2X7Rs) in rat myometrium at different gestational stages and to investigate the mechanisms of ATP-induced uterine contraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Myometrial tissues were obtained from rats at different gestational stages and the level of P2X7Rs was measured by ELISA. In other experiments, the effect of 1 mM ATP was applied on spontaneous contraction and the underlying mechanisms were investigated...
March 7, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515581/autophagy-mediates-interleukin-1%C3%AE-secretion-in-human-neutrophils
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Leonardo Iula, Irene A Keitelman, Florencia Sabbione, Federico Fuentes, Mauricio Guzman, Jeremías Gastón Galletti, Pehuén Pereyra Gerber, Matías Ostrowski, Jorge R Geffner, Carolina C Jancic, Analía S Trevani
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), a major pro-inflammatory cytokine, is a leaderless cytosolic protein whose secretion does not follow the classical endoplasmic reticulum-to-Golgi pathway, and for which a canonical mechanism of secretion remains to be established. Neutrophils are essential players against bacterial and fungi infections. These cells are rapidly and massively recruited from the circulation into infected tissues and, beyond of displaying an impressive arsenal of toxic weapons effective to kill pathogens, are also an important source of IL-1β in infectious conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470355/effects-of-warm-versus-cold-ischemic-donor-lung-preservation-on-the-underlying-mechanisms-of-injuries-during-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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Ilker Iskender, Marcelo Cypel, Tereza Martinu, Manyin Chen, Jin Sakamoto, Hyunhee Kim, Keke Yu, Huiqing Lin, Zehong Guan, Kohei Hashimoto, Thomas K Waddell, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury related to lung transplantation is a major contributor to early postoperative morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that donation after cardiac death donor lungs experience warm ischemic conditions that activate different injurious mechanisms compared with donor lungs that undergo prolonged cold ischemic conditions. METHODS: Rat donor lungs were preserved under different cold ischemic times (CIT: 12 hours or 18 hours), or under warm ischemia time (WIT: 3 hours) after cardiac death, followed by single left lung transplantation...
February 20, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456408/inhibitory-effects-of-patchouli-alcohol-on-stress-induced-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#16
Tian-Ran Zhou, Jing-Jing Huang, Zi-Tong Huang, Hong-Ying Cao, Bo Tan
AIM: To elucidate the mechanism of patchouli alcohol (PA) in treatment of rat models of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METHODS: We studied the effects of PA on colonic spontaneous motility using its cumulative log concentration (3 × 10-7 mol/L to 1 × 10-4 mol/L). We then determined the responses of the proximal and distal colon segments of rats to the following stimuli: (1) carbachol (1 × 10-9 mol/L to 1 × 10-5 mol/L); (2) neurotransmitter antagonists including Nω -nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (10 μmol/L) and (1R*, 2S*)-4-[2-Iodo-6-(methylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-(phosphonooxy)bicyclo[3...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453293/protein-phosphorylation-maintains-the-normal-function-of-cloned-human-ca-v-2-3-channels
#17
Felix Neumaier, Serdar Alpdogan, Jürgen Hescheler, Toni Schneider
R-type currents mediated by native and recombinant Ca v 2.3 voltage-gated Ca 2+ channels (VGCCs) exhibit facilitation (run-up) and subsequent decline (run-down) in whole-cell patch-clamp recordings. A better understanding of the two processes could provide insight into constitutive modulation of the channels in intact cells, but low expression levels and the need for pharmacological isolation have prevented investigations in native systems. Here, to circumvent these limitations, we use conventional and perforated-patch-clamp recordings in a recombinant expression system, which allows us to study the effects of cell dialysis in a reproducible manner...
February 16, 2018: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445135/alteration-in-nerves-and-neurotransmitter-stimulation-of-lacrimal-gland-secretion-in-the-tsp-1-mouse-model-of-aqueous-deficiency-dry-eye
#18
Sumit Bhattacharya, Laura García-Posadas, Robin R Hodges, Helen P Makarenkova, Sharmila Masli, Darlene A Dartt
The purpose of this study is to determine neural, vascular, protein secretion, and cellular signaling changes with disease progression in lacrimal glands of the thrombospondin-1 -/- (TSP-1 -/- ) mouse model of dry eye compared to C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) mice. Neural innervation was reduced in TSP-1 -/- lacrimal glands compared to WT controls, whereas the number of blood vessels was increased. Intracellular Ca 2+ stores and the amount of lysosomes, mitochondria, and secretory granules, but not the endoplasmic reticulum, were reduced in TSP-1 -/- compared to WT acini at 12 weeks of age...
February 14, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407107/protection-against-reperfusion-injury-by-3-4-dihydroxyflavonol-in-rat-isolated-hearts-involves-inhibition-of-phospholamban-and-jnk2
#19
Kai Yee Chin, Lokugan S Silva, Ian A Darby, Dominic C H Ng, Owen L Woodman
BACKGROUND: Flavonols, including 3',4'-dihydroxyflavonol (DiOHF), reduce myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury but their mechanism remains uncertain. To better understand the mechanism of the cardioprotective actions of flavonols we investigated the effect of DiOHF on cardiac function and the activation of protective and injurious signalling kinases after I/R in rat isolated hearts. METHODS: We assessed the effect of global ischemia (20min) and reperfusion (5-30min) on cardiac function and injury in rat isolated, perfused hearts in the absence or presence of DiOHF (10μM) during reperfusion...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368427/physical-activity-unveils-the-relationship-between-mitochondrial-energetics-muscle-quality-and-physical-function-in-older-adults
#20
Giovanna Distefano, Robert A Standley, Xiaolei Zhang, Elvis A Carnero, Fanchao Yi, Heather H Cornnell, Paul M Coen
BACKGROUND: The concept of mitochondrial dysfunction in ageing muscle is highly controversial. In addition, emerging evidence suggests that reduced muscle oxidative capacity and efficiency underlie the aetiology of mobility loss in older adults. Here, we hypothesized that studying well-phenotyped older cohorts across a wide range of physical activity would unveil a range of mitochondrial function in skeletal muscle and in turn allow us to more clearly examine the impact of age per se on mitochondrial energetics...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
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