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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534654/functions-and-substrates-of-plastoglobule-localized-metallopeptidase-pgm48
#1
Nazmul H Bhuiyan, Klaas J van Wijk
Plastoglobules (PGs) in chloroplasts are monolayer lipid-protein particles attached to thylakoids. The size and number of PGs per chloroplast respond dynamically to abiotic environmental stresses and developmental transitions. During senescence, the thylakoid membranes and its constituents are dismantled in controlled fashion. Leaf senescence coincides with a dramatic increase in the size of PGs, which is consistent with a functional role of PG in remobilization of thylakoid membrane components. In a recent publication (1) , we showed that PG-localized metallopeptidase PGM48 promotes natural senescence...
May 23, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532212/soft-matter-in-lipid-protein-interactions
#2
Michael F Brown
Membrane lipids and cellular water (soft matter) are becoming increasingly recognized as key determinants of protein structure and function. Their influences can be ascribed to modulation of the bilayer properties or to specific binding and allosteric regulation of protein activity. In this review, we first consider hydrophobic matching of the intramembranous proteolipid boundary to explain the conformational changes and oligomeric states of proteins within the bilayer. Alternatively, membranes can be viewed as complex fluids, whose properties are linked to key biological functions...
May 22, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529978/emerging-applications-of-exosomes-in-cancer-therapeutics-and-diagnostics
#3
REVIEW
Sahil Inamdar, Rajeshwar Nitiyanandan, Kaushal Rege
Exosomes are nanoscale extracellular vesicles that are shed from different cells in the body. Exosomes encapsulate several biomolecules including lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and can therefore play a key role in cellular communication. These vesicles can be isolated from different body fluids and their small sizes make them attractive in various biomedical applications. Here, we review state-of-the art approaches in exosome isolation and purification, and describe their potential use in cancer vaccines, drug delivery, and diagnostics...
March 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512779/structure-of-protein-emulsion-in-food-impacts-intestinal-microbiota-caecal-luminal-content-composition-and-distal-intestine-characteristics-in-rats
#4
Martin Beaumont, Daphné Jaoui, Véronique Douard, Damien Mat, Fanny Koeth, Bénédicte Goustard, Camille Mayeur, Stanislas Mondot, Anais Hovaghimian, Steven Le Feunteun, Catherine Chaumontet, Anne-Marie Davila, Daniel Tomé, Isabelle Souchon, Camille Michon, Gilles Fromentin, François Blachier, Marion Leclerc
SCOPE: Few studies have evaluated in vivo the impact of food structure on digestion, absorption of nutrients and on microbiota composition and metabolism. In this study we evaluated in rat the impact of two structures of protein emulsion in food on gut microbiota, luminal content composition, and intestinal characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Rats received for 3 weeks two diets of identical composition but based on lipid-protein matrices of liquid fine (LFE) or gelled coarse (GCE) emulsion...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512386/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-establishment-of-reference-values-for-isoprostanes-aopp-and-npbi-in-cord-blood
#5
Mariangela Longini, Elisa Belvisi, Fabrizio Proietti, Francesco Bazzini, Giuseppe Buonocore, Serafina Perrone
Oxidative stress (OS) is a common pathogenic factor involved in the onset of several diseases in humans, from immunologic disorders to malignancy, being a serious public health problem. In perinatal period, OS has been associated with adverse outcome of pregnancy and neonatal diseases. Dangerous effects of OS are mediated by increased production of free radicals (FRs) following various mechanisms, such as hypoxia, ischemia reperfusion, hyperoxia, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, Fenton chemistry, and prostaglandin metabolism...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510056/the-two-sides-of-a-lipid-protein-story
#6
REVIEW
Luis G Mansor Basso, Luis F Santos Mendes, Antonio J Costa-Filho
Protein-membrane interactions play essential roles in a variety of cell functions such as signaling, membrane trafficking, and transport. Membrane-recruited cytosolic proteins that interact transiently and interfacially with lipid bilayers perform several of those functions. Experimental techniques capable of probing changes on the structural dynamics of this weak association are surprisingly limited. Among such techniques, electron spin resonance (ESR) has the enormous advantage of providing valuable local information from both membrane and protein perspectives by using intrinsic paramagnetic probes in metalloproteins or by attaching nitroxide spin labels to proteins and lipids...
June 2016: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505538/synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-neurosteroid-photoaffinity-ligands
#7
Pavel Y Savechenkov, David C Chiara, Rooma Desai, Alexander T Stern, Xiaojuan Zhou, Alexis M Ziemba, Andrea L Szabo, Yinghui Zhang, Jonathan B Cohen, Stuart A Forman, Keith W Miller, Karol S Bruzik
Neuroactive steroids are potent positive allosteric modulators of GABAA receptors (GABAAR), but the locations of their GABAAR binding sites remain poorly defined. To discover these sites, we synthesized two photoreactive analogs of alphaxalone, an anesthetic neurosteroid targeting GABAAR, 11β-(4-azido-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzoyloxy)allopregnanolone, (F4N3Bzoxy-AP) and 11-aziallopregnanolone (11-AziAP). Both photoprobes acted with equal or higher potency than alphaxalone as general anesthetics and potentiators of GABAAR responses, left-shifting the GABA concentration - response curve for human α1β3γ2 GABAARs expressed in Xenopus oocytes, and enhancing [(3)H]muscimol binding to α1β3γ2 GABAARs expressed in HEK293 cells...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502047/evaluation-of-various-solvent-systems-for-lipid-extraction-from-wet-microalgal-biomass-and-its-effects-on-primary-metabolites-of-lipid-extracted-biomass
#8
Faiz Ahmad Ansari, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Amritanshu Shriwastav, Abhishek Guldhe, Ismail Rawat, Faizal Bux
Microalgae have tremendous potential to grow rapidly, synthesize, and accumulate lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. The effects of solvent extraction of lipids on other metabolites such as proteins and carbohydrates in lipid-extracted algal (LEA) biomass are crucial aspects of algal biorefinery approach. An effective and economically feasible algae-based oil industry will depend on the selection of suitable solvent/s for lipid extraction, which has minimal effect on metabolites in lipid-extracted algae. In current study, six solvent systems were employed to extract lipids from dry and wet biomass of Scenedesmus obliquus...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500324/labeling-extracellular-vesicles-for-nanoscale-flow-cytometry
#9
Aizea Morales-Kastresana, Bill Telford, Thomas A Musich, Katherine McKinnon, Cassandra Clayborne, Zach Braig, Ari Rosner, Thorsten Demberg, Dionysios C Watson, Tatiana S Karpova, Gordon J Freeman, Rosemarie H DeKruyff, George N Pavlakis, Masaki Terabe, Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Jay A Berzofsky, Jennifer C Jones
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles, are 30-800 nm vesicles that are released by most cell types, as biological packages for intercellular communication. Their importance in cancer and inflammation makes EVs and their cargo promising biomarkers of disease and cell-free therapeutic agents. Emerging high-resolution cytometric methods have created a pressing need for efficient fluorescent labeling procedures to visualize and detect EVs. Suitable labels must be bright enough for one EV to be detected without the generation of label-associated artifacts...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493474/effects-of-heat-stress-and-probiotic-supplementation-on-protein-functionality-and-oxidative-stability-of-ground-chicken-leg-meat-during-display-storage
#10
Hyun-Wook Kim, Ji-Han Kim, Feifei Yan, Heng-Wei Cheng, Yuan H Brad Kim
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate effects of heat stress and probiotic supplementation on protein functionality and oxidative stability of ground chicken leg during display storage. Two hundred and forty 1-day-old male chicks (5 bird per pen) were subjected to four treatments in a 2 (thermoneutral condition at 21 °C and cyclic heat stress at 32-21-32 °C for 10 h day(-1) ) × 2 (regular diet with 0 or 0.25 g kg(-1) Bacillus subtilis) factorial design...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490630/understanding-phospholipid-function-why-are-there-so-many-lipids
#11
William Dowhan
In the 1970's phospholipids were still considered mere building blocks of the membrane lipid bilayer, but the subsequent realization that phospholipids could also serve as second messengers brought new interest to the field. My own passion for the unique amphipathic properties of lipids led me to seek other, non-signaling functions for phospholipids, particularly in their interactions with membrane proteins. This seemed the last frontier in protein chemistry and enzymology to be conquered. I was fortunate to find my way to Eugene Kennedy's laboratory where both membrane proteins and phospholipids were foci of study thus providing a jumping-off point for advancing our fundamental understanding of lipid synthesis, membrane protein biosynthesis, phospholipid and membrane protein trafficking and the cellular roles of phospholipids...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476065/extracellular-vesicles-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#12
Shruti Chaturvedi, Ravi Alluri, Keith R McCrae
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), particularly those directed against β2-glycoprotein I, cause activation of vascular cells (endothelial cells, platelets, monocytes) and release of extracellular vesicles (EVs), which include exosomes and microparticles (MPs). MPs, particularly endothelial MPs, have been most extensively studied in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Compared with healthy controls, patients with aPL have significantly higher levels of circulating endothelial and platelet MPs, including MPs expressing immunological and functional tissue factor...
May 5, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468891/the-effect-of-lipids-a-lipid-rich-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-or-a-phytase-on-iron-absorption-from-maize-based-meals-fortified-with-micronutrient-powders
#13
Arnaud Monnard, Diego Moretti, Christophe Zeder, Andreas Steingötter, Michael B Zimmermann
Background: Ready-to-use-therapeutic foods (RUTFs) high in lipid, protein, and iron are used to treat malnutrition. Lipids increase gastric residence time, which could increase iron absorption, particularly from poorly soluble iron compounds and in combination with phytase.Objectives: The objectives were to 1) assess the effect on iron absorption of a lipid emulsion given 20 min before or together with an iron-fortified maize meal and 2) assess iron absorption from a micronutrient powder (MNP) given with a nutrient-dense RUTF and/or a microbial phytase...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465655/early-amd-like-defects-in-the-rpe-and-retinal-degeneration-in-aged-mice-with-rpe-specific-deletion-of-atg5-or-atg7
#14
Youwen Zhang, Samuel D Cross, James B Stanton, Alan D Marmorstein, Yun Zheng Le, Lihua Y Marmorstein
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of autophagy deficiency induced by RPE-specific deletion of Atg5 or Atg7 in mice as a function of age. METHODS: Conditional knockout mice with a floxed allele of Atg5 or Atg7 were crossed with inducible VMD2-rtTA/Cre transgenic mice. VMD2-directed RPE-specific Cre recombinase expression was induced with doxycycline feeding in the resulting mice. Cre-mediated deletion of floxed Atg5 or Atg7 resulted in RPE-specific inactivation of the Atg5 or Atg7 gene...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463108/control-of-lipid-domain-organization-by-a-biomimetic-contractile-actomyosin-cortex
#15
Sven Kenjiro Vogel, Ferdinand Greiss, Alena Khmelinskaia, Petra Schwille
The cell membrane is a heterogeneously organized composite with lipid-protein micro-domains. The contractile actin cortex may govern the lateral organization of these domains in the cell membrane, yet the underlying mechanisms are not known. We recently reconstituted minimal actin cortices (MACs) (Vogel et al., 2013b) and here advanced our assay to investigate effects of rearranging actin filaments on the lateral membrane organization by introducing various phase-separated lipid mono- and bilayers to the MACs...
May 2, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450046/pulmonary-surfactant-and-nanocarriers-toxicity-versus-combined-nanomedical-applications
#16
REVIEW
Alberto Hidalgo, Antonio Cruz, Jesús Pérez-Gil
Pulmonary surfactant is a membrane-based lipid-protein system essential for the process of breathing, which coats and stabilizes the whole respiratory surface and possesses exceptional biophysical properties. It constitutes the first barrier against the entry of pathogens and harmful particles in the alveolar region, extended through the lungs, but on the other hand, it can offer novel possibilities as a shuttle for the delivery of drugs and nanocarriers. The advances in nanotechnology are opening the doors to new diagnostic and therapeutic avenues, which are not accessible by means of the current approaches...
April 25, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448930/determining-equilibrium-partition-coefficients-between-lipid-protein-and-polydimethylsiloxane-for-highly-hydrophobic-organic-contaminants-using-preloaded-disks
#17
Yuanyuan Pei, Huizhen Li, Jing You
Bioaccumulation of hydrophobic organic contaminants is of great concern and understanding their partitioning to biological phases is crucial for estimating their bioaccumulation potential. The estimation, however, was of large uncertainty for highly hydrophobic organic contaminants (HHOCs) with log KOW>9 due to the challenge of quantifying their water concentrations. In the present study, partition coefficients between polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and storage lipid (KSL,PDMS), membrane lipid (KML,PDMS) and protein (Kpro,PDMS) were measured for 21 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 14 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), dechlorane plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), covering log KOW from 5...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438789/desmoglein-2-modulates-extracellular-vesicle-release-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-keratinocytes
#18
Andrew M Overmiller, Jennifer A Pierluissi, Peter J Wermuth, Sami Sauma, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Madalina Tuluc, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph Curry, Larry A Harshyne, James K Wahl, Andrew P South, Mỹ G Mahoney
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoscale membrane-derived vesicles that serve as intercellular messengers carrying lipids, proteins, and genetic material. Substantial evidence has shown that cancer-derived EVs, secreted by tumor cells into the blood and other bodily fluids, play a critical role in modulating the tumor microenvironment and affecting the pathogenesis of cancer. Here we demonstrate for the first time that squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) EVs were enriched with the C-terminal fragment of desmoglein 2 (Dsg2), a desmosomal cadherin often overexpressed in malignancies...
April 24, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432921/gates-for-soluble-and-membrane-proteins-and-two-trafficking-systems-ift-and-lift-establish-a-dynamic-ciliary-signaling-compartment
#19
REVIEW
Victor L Jensen, Michel R Leroux
Primary cilia are microtubule-based organelles found on most mammalian cell surfaces. They possess a soluble matrix and membrane contiguous with the cell body cytosol and plasma membrane, and yet, have distinct compositions that can be modulated to enable dynamic signal transduction. Here, we discuss how specialized ciliary compartments are established using a coordinated network of gating, trafficking and targeting activities. Cilium homeostasis is maintained by a size-selective molecular mesh that limits soluble protein entry, and by a membrane diffusion barrier localized at the transition zone...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432030/effects-of-mixed-proximal-and-distal-topogenic-signals-on-the-topological-sensitivity-of-a-membrane-protein-to-the-lipid-environment
#20
Heidi Vitrac, William Dowhan, Mikhail Bogdanov
The final topology of membrane proteins is thought to be dictated primarily by the encoding sequence. However, according to the Charge Balance Rule the topogenic signals within nascent membrane proteins are interpreted in agreement with the Positive Inside Rule as influenced by the protein phospholipid environment. The role of long-range protein-lipid interactions in establishing a final uniform or dual topology is unknown. In order to address this role, we determined the positional dependence of the potency of charged residues as topological signals within Escherichia coli sucrose permease (CscB) in cells in which the zwitterionic phospholipid phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), acting as topological determinant, was either eliminated or tightly titrated...
July 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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