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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317069/deciphering-the-role-of-ectosomes-in-cancer-development-and-progression-focus-on-the-proteome
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REVIEW
Magdalena Surman, Ewa Stępień, Dorota Hoja-Łukowicz, Małgorzata Przybyło
Ectosomes are small heterogeneous membrane vesicles generated by budding from the plasma membrane in a variety of cell types and, more frequently, in tumor cells. They are shed into the extracellular space and are proposed as a novel form of intracellular communication in which information is transmitted from the originating cell to recipient cells without direct cell-to-cell contact. This review focuses on a single population of extracellular vesicles-ectosomes. We summarize recent studies of tumor-derived ectosomes which examine their biogenesis and protein cargo, and their influence on different aspects of cancer progression...
March 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314769/infrared-spectroscopic-characterization-of-monocytic-microvesicles-microparticles-released-upon-lipopolysaccharide-stimulation
#2
Joonsup Lee, Beryl Wen, Elizabeth A Carter, Valery Combes, Georges E R Grau, Peter A Lay
Microvesicles (MVs) are involved in cell-cell interactions, including disease pathogenesis. Nondestructive Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectra from MVs were assessed as a technique to provide new biochemical insights into a LPS-induced monocyte model of septic shock. FTIR spectroscopy provided a quick method to investigate relative differences in biomolecular content of different MV populations that was complementary to traditional semiquantitative omics approaches, with which it is difficult to provide information on relative changes between classes (proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, carbohydrates) or protein conformations...
March 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314726/global-distribution-patterns-and-pangenomic-diversity-of-the-candidate-phylum-latescibacteria-ws3
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Ibrahim F Farag, Noha H Youssef, Mostafa S Elshahed
We investigated the global distribution patterns and pangenomic diversity of the candidate phylum "Latescibacteria" (WS3) in 16S rRNA gene as well as metagenomic datasets. We document distinct distribution patterns for various "Latescibacteria" orders in 16S rRNA gene datasets, with prevalence of orders sediment_1 in terrestrial, PBSIII_9 in groundwater and temperate freshwater, and GN03 in pelagic marine, saline-hypersaline, and wastewater habitats. Using a fragment recruitment approach, we identified 68.9 Mb of "Latescibacteria"-affiliated contigs in publicly available metagenomic datasets comprising 73,079 proteins...
March 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306241/development-of-chemical-isotope-labeling-lc-ms-for-milk-metabolomics-comprehensive-and-quantitative-profiling-of-the-amine-phenol-submetabolome
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Dorothea Mung, Liang Li
Milk is a complex sample containing a variety of proteins, lipids and metabolites. Studying the milk metabolome represents an important application of metabolomics in the general area of nutritional research. However, comprehensive and quantitative analysis of milk metabolites is a challenging task due to the wide range of variations in chemical/physical properties and concentrations of these metabolites. We report an analytical workflow for in-depth profiling of the milk metabolome based on chemical isotope labeling (CIL) and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) with a focus of using dansylation labeling to target the amine/phenol submetabolome...
March 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303107/localization-and-ordering-of-lipids-around-aquaporin-0-protein-and-lipid-mobility-effects
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Rodolfo Briones, Camilo Aponte-Santamaría, Bert L de Groot
Hydrophobic matching, lipid sorting, and protein oligomerization are key principles by which lipids and proteins organize in biological membranes. The Aquaporin-0 channel (AQP0), solved by electron crystallography (EC) at cryogenic temperatures, is one of the few protein-lipid complexes of which the structure is available in atomic detail. EC and room-temperature molecular dynamics (MD) of dimyristoylglycerophosphocholine (DMPC) annular lipids around AQP0 show similarities, however, crystal-packing and temperature might affect the protein surface or the lipids distribution...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301988/the-influence-of-lipid-and-proinflammatory-status-on-maternal-uterine-blood-flow-in-women-with-late-onset-gestational-diabetes
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Fernando Bugatto, Rocío Quintero-Prado, Francisco M Visiedo, José M Vilar-Sánchez, Alejandro Figueroa-Quiñones, Cristina López-Tinoco, Rafael Torrejón, José L Bartha
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with increased proinflammatory cytokines and is also associated with adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes later in life. We aim to evaluate the relationships between uterine arteries vascularization and endothelial dysfunction markers, proinflammatory cytokines, and glycemic and lipid profile in women with GDM. METHODS: Fifty pregnant women were recruited at the third trimester of pregnancy for a prospective cohort study...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296418/quantum-yield-measurements-of-fluorophores-in-lipid-bilayers-using-a-plasmonic-nanocavity
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Falk Schneider, Daja Ruhlandt, Ingo Gregor, Jörg Enderlein, Alexey I Chizhik
Precise knowledge of the quantum yield is important for many fluorescence-spectroscopic techniques, for example, for Förster resonance energy transfer. However, to measure it for emitters in a complex environment and at low concentrations is far from being trivial. Using a plasmonic nanocavity, we measure the absolute quantum yield value of lipid-conjugated dyes incorporated into a supported lipid bilayer. We show that for both hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecules the quantum yield of dyes inside the lipid bilayer strongly differs from its value in aqueous solution...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294967/single-lipid-molecule-dynamics-on-supported-lipid-bilayers-with-membrane-curvature
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Philip P Cheney, Alan W Weisgerber, Alec M Feuerbach, Michelle K Knowles
The plasma membrane is a highly compartmentalized, dynamic material and this organization is essential for a wide variety of cellular processes. Nanoscale domains allow proteins to organize for cell signaling, endo- and exocytosis, and other essential processes. Even in the absence of proteins, lipids have the ability to organize into domains as a result of a variety of chemical and physical interactions. One feature of membranes that affects lipid domain formation is membrane curvature. To directly test the role of curvature in lipid sorting, we measured the accumulation of two similar lipids, 1,2-Dihexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DHPE) and hexadecanoic acid (HDA), using a supported lipid bilayer that was assembled over a nanopatterned surface to obtain regions of membrane curvature...
March 15, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293177/mscs-derived-exosomes-and-neuroinflammation-neurogenesis-and-therapy-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Yongxiang Yang, Yuqin Ye, Xinhong Su, Jun He, Wei Bai, Xiaosheng He
Exosomes are endosomal origin membrane-enclosed small vesicles (30-100 nm) that contain various molecular constituents including proteins, lipids, mRNAs and microRNAs. Accumulating studies demonstrated that exosomes initiated and regulated neuroinflammation, modified neurogenic niches and neurogenesis, and were even of potential significance in treating some neurological diseases. These tiny extracellular vesicles (EVs) can derive from some kinds of multipotent cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that have been confirmed to be a potentially promising therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in experimental models and in preclinical studies...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292886/optical-probing-of-gastrocnemius-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-characterizes-myopathic-biochemical-alterations-and-correlates-with-stage-of-disease
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Ryan A Becker, Kim Cluff, Nithyanandhi Duraisamy, Hootan Mehraein, Hussam Farhoud, Tracie Collins, George P Casale, Iraklis I Pipinos, Jeyamkondan Subbiah
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition caused by atherosclerotic blockages in the arteries supplying the lower limbs and is characterized by ischemia of the leg, progressive myopathy, and increased risk of limb loss. The affected leg muscles undergo significant changes of their biochemistry and metabolism including variations in the levels of many key proteins, lipids, and nucleotides. The mechanisms behind these changes are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to correlate the severity of the PAD disease stage and associated hemodynamic limitation (determined by the ankle brachial index, ABI) in the legs of the patients with alterations in the biochemistry of chronically ischemic leg muscle as determined by ATR-Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291355/the-conformation-of-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-transmembrane-domain-dimer-dynamically-adapts-to-the-local-membrane-environment
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Eduard V Bocharov, Pavel E Bragin, Konstantin V Pavlov, Olga V Bocharova, Konstantin S Mineev, Anton A Polyansky, Pavel E Volynsky, Roman G Efremov, Alexander S Arseniev
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family is an important class of receptor tyrosine kinases, mediating a variety of cellular responses in normal biological processes and in pathological states of multicellular organisms. Different modes of dimerization of the human EGFR transmembrane domain (TMD) in different membrane mimetics recently prompted us to propose a novel signal transduction mechanism based on protein-lipid interaction. However, the experimental evidence for it was originally obtained with slightly different TMD fragments used in the two different mimetics, compromising the validity of the comparison...
March 17, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284548/relationships-between-metal-compartmentalization-and-biomarkers-in-earthworms-exposed-to-field-contaminated-soils
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Léa Beaumelle, Mickaël Hedde, Franck Vandenbulcke, Isabelle Lamy
Partitioning tissue metal concentration into subcellular compartments reflecting toxicologically available pools may provide good descriptors of the toxicological effects of metals on organisms. Here we investigated the relationships between internal compartmentalization of Cd, Pb and Zn and biomarker responses in a model soil organism: the earthworm. The aim of this study was to identify metal fractions reflecting the toxic pressure in an endogeic, naturally occurring earthworm species (Aporrectodea caliginosa) exposed to realistic field-contaminated soils...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284537/proteome-scale-human-interactomics
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REVIEW
Katja Luck, Gloria M Sheynkman, Ivy Zhang, Marc Vidal
Cellular functions are mediated by complex interactome networks of physical, biochemical, and functional interactions between DNA sequences, RNA molecules, proteins, lipids, and small metabolites. A thorough understanding of cellular organization requires accurate and relatively complete models of interactome networks at proteome scale. The recent publication of four human protein-protein interaction (PPI) maps represents a technological breakthrough and an unprecedented resource for the scientific community, heralding a new era of proteome-scale human interactomics...
March 8, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279156/premature-atherosclerosis-in-children-with-beta-thalassemia-major-new-diagnostic-marker
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Laila M Sherief, Osama Dawood, Adel Ali, Hanan S Sherbiny, Naglaa M Kamal, Mohamed Elshanshory, Osama Abd Alazez, Mohamed Abd Alhady, Mohamed Nour, Wesam A Mokhtar
BACKGROUND: Early vascular alteration, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease have emerged as important cardiovascular complications among beta-thalassemia major (B-TM) patients. The aims of the current study were to assess the prevalence of premature atherosclerosis among our B-TM patients, and to investigate the diagnostic value of serum Osteoprotegerin assay as an early biomarker for atherosclerosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Hematology unit - Pediatric Department, Zagazig University Children Hospital- Egypt in the period from March 2014 to March 2015...
March 9, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277678/unravelling-the-non-native-low-spin-state-of-the-cytochrome-c-cardiolipin-complex-evidence-of-the-formation-of-a-his-ligated-species-only
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Lisa Milazzo, Lorenzo Tognaccini, Barry D Howes, Federica Sinibaldi, Maria C Piro, Maria Fittipaldi, Maria C Baratto, Rebecca Pogni, Roberto Santucci, Giulietta Smulevich
The interaction between cytochrome c (Cyt c) and cardiolipin (CL) plays a vital role in the early stages of apoptosis. The binding of CL to Cyt c induces a considerable increase in its peroxidase activity that has been attributed to the partial unfolding of the protein, dissociation of the Met80 axial ligand, and formation of non-native conformers. Although the interaction between Cyt c and CL has been extensively studied, there is still no consensus regarding the conformational rearrangements of Cyt c that follow the protein-lipid interaction...
March 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277665/ultrafast-fluctuations-of-high-amplitude-electric-fields-in-lipid-membranes
#16
Paul Stevenson, Andrei Tokmakoff
Understanding electrostatics of lipid membranes at a molecular level has the potential to offer great insight into the mechanism of voltage-gated processes, but has been challenging to study experimentally. In this study, we characterize the equilibrium electric field fluctuations at the interfacial region of lipid bilayers by using a combination of ultrafast time-resolved infrared spectroscopy, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and spectral modelling. By monitoring the dynamics of the ester carbonyl stretching vibration in hydrated phosphocholine lipid bilayers, we are able to measure a correlation function for the femtosecond and picosecond fluctuations in the local electric field of the membrane, estimating the standard deviation in these fluctuations as ~10MV/cm...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270257/new-developments-in-probing-and-targeting-protein-acylation-in-malaria-leishmaniasis-and-african-sleeping-sickness
#17
Markus Ritzefeld, Megan H Wright, Edward W Tate
Infections by protozoan parasites, such as Plasmodium falciparum or Leishmania donovani, have a significant health, social and economic impact and threaten billions of people living in tropical and sub-tropical regions of developing countries worldwide. The increasing range of parasite strains resistant to frontline therapeutics makes the identification of novel drug targets and the development of corresponding inhibitors vital. Post-translational modifications (PTMs) are important modulators of biology and inhibition of protein lipidation has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy for treatment of parasitic diseases...
March 8, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265569/functional-roles-and-therapeutic-applications-of-exosomes-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Laura Santangelo, Cecilia Battistelli, Claudia Montaldo, Franca Citarella, Raffaele Strippoli, Carla Cicchini
Exosomes are important in intercellular communication. They assure the horizontal transfer of specific functional contents (i.e., proteins, lipids, RNA molecules, and circulating DNA) from donor to recipient cells. Notably, tumor-derived exosomes (TDEs) appear to be an important vehicle of specific signals in cancer, impacting on tumor growth and metastasis. Recent researches point to the characterization of exosomes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), the major adult liver malignancy. In this review, we summarize current findings on HCC exosomes, focusing on the identification of noncoding RNAs as exosome-enriched functional regulators and new potential biomarkers...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251731/field-assisted-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-1-the-case-of-imatinib-in-plasma
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Sara D'Aronco, Mattia Dall'Armi, Sara Crotti, Eleonora Calandra, Pietro Traldi, Valerio Di Marco, Angela Buonadonna, Giuseppe Corona, Luciana Giodini, Elena Marangon, Bianca Posocco, Giuseppe Toffoli, Marco Agostini
The field-assisted paper spray (FAPS) - mass spectrometric method has been employed to quantify the imatinib (IMT) plasma levels in treated patients. The quantitative measurements have been performed on the collisionally generated fragment at m/z 394 of the protonated molecules of IMT and deuterated imatinib (d3 -IMT), used as internal standard. The FAPS-MS/MS method exhibits some limitations, due to the high number of operative parameters that need to be carefully controlled. For this aim paper supports of different geometry and different thickness and porosity were tested...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243483/the-application-of-ft-ir-spectroscopy-for-quality-control-of-flours-obtained-from-polish-producers
#20
Katarzyna Sujka, Piotr Koczoń, Alicja Ceglińska, Magdalena Reder, Hanna Ciemniewska-Żytkiewicz
Samples of wheat, spelt, rye, and triticale flours produced by different Polish mills were studied by both classic chemical methods and FT-IR MIR spectroscopy. An attempt was made to statistically correlate FT-IR spectral data with reference data with regard to content of various components, for example, proteins, fats, ash, and fatty acids as well as properties such as moisture, falling number, and energetic value. This correlation resulted in calibrated and validated statistical models for versatile evaluation of unknown flour samples...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
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