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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207514/arginine-methylation-dysfunction-increased-risk-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-coronary-artery-disease-population-a-case-control-study
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Shengyu Zhang, Shuyang Zhang, Hongyun Wang, Wei Wu, Yicong Ye
The plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) had been proved to be an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Few studies involved the entire arginine methylation dysfunction. This study was designed to investigate whether arginine methylation dysfunction is associated with acute coronary syndrome risk in coronary artery disease population.In total 298 patients undergoing coronary angiography because of chest pain with the diagnosis of stable angina pectoris or acute coronary syndrome from February 2013 to June 2014 were included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188781/the-cyanobacterial-fluorescence-recovery-protein-has-two-distinct-activities-orange-carotenoid-protein-amino-acids-involved-in-frp-interaction
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Adrien Thurotte, Céline Bourcier de Carbon, Adjélé Wilson, Léa Talbot, Sandrine Cot, Rocio López-Igual, Diana Kirilovsky
To deal with fluctuating light condition, cyanobacteria have developed a photoprotective mechanism which, under high light conditions, decreases the energy arriving at the photochemical centers. It relies on a photoswitch, the Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP). Once photoactivated, OCP binds to the light harvesting antenna, the phycobilisome (PBS), and triggers the thermal dissipation of the excess energy absorbed. Deactivation of the photoprotective mechanism requires the intervention of a third partner, the Fluorescence Recovery Protein (FRP)...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183305/controlling-of-growth-performance-lipid-deposits-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-chicken-meat-through-a-probiotic-lactobacillus-johnsonii-during-subclinical-clostridium-perfringens-infection
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Hesong Wang, Xueqin Ni, Lei Liu, Dong Zeng, Jing Lai, Xiaodan Qing, Guangyao Li, Kangcheng Pan, Bo Jing
BACKGROUND: Meat is considered as a major source of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) which is essential for humans, therefore its lipid level and fatty acid composition have drawn great attention. As no clinical sign can be found in chicks subclinically infected by Clostridium perfringens (CP), the meat may be purchased and eaten. The objective of the present study was to determine whether Lactobacillus johnsonii (LJ) can control the CP-caused impact on growth, lipid levels, fatty acid composition and other flavor or nutritional quality in the meat...
February 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169479/helical-oligopeptides-of-a-quaternized-amino-acid-with-tunable-chiral-induction-ability-and-an-anomalous-ph-response
#4
Joonil Cho, Yasuhiro Ishida, Takuzo Aida
A series of octamer (8mer) and hexadecamer (16mer) oligopeptides of 4-aminopiperidine-4-carboxylic acid (Api) with L-leucine as a chiral auxiliary at their N- or C-termini were synthesized. Using circular dichroism spectroscopy, the conformational profiles of the peptides were systematically studied, which revealed that the α-helix formation ability of the peptides is determined by the combination of parameters including peptide length, state of the piperidine groups in the Api units, and position of the chiral auxiliary...
February 7, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159615/immobilization-of-r-%C3%AF-transaminase-on-mno2-nanorods-for-catalyzing-the-conversion-of-r-1-phenylethylamine
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Jian Sun, Wen-Hui Cui, Kun Du, Qian Gao, Mengmeng Du, Peijun Ji, Wei Feng
R-ɷ-transaminases transfer an amino group from an amino donor (e.g. (R)-1-phenylethylamine) onto an amino acceptor (e.g. pyruvate), resulting a co-product (e.g. d-alanine). This work intends to immobilize R-ɷ-Transaminase on MnO2 nanorods to achieve multienzyme catalysis. R-ɷ-Transaminase (RTA) and d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO) have been fused to an elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) separately through genetic engineering of the enzymes. ELP-RTA and ELP-DAAO have been separately immobilized on polydopamine-coated MnO2 nanorods...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150934/luminescent-difluoroboron-%C3%AE-diketonate-pla-peg-nanoparticle
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Caroline Kerr, Christopher A DeRosa, Margaret L Daly, Hengtao Zhang, Gregory M Palmer, Cassandra L Fraser
Luminescent difluoroboron β-diketonate poly(lactic acid) (BF2bdkPLA) materials serve as biological imaging agents. In this study, dye structures were modified to achieve emission colors that span the visible region with potential for multiplexing applications. Four dyes with varying π-conjugation (phenyl, naphthyl) and donor groups (-OMe, -NMe2) were coupled to PLLA-PEG block copolymers (∼11 kDa) by a postpolymerization Mitsunobu reaction. The resulting dye-polymer conjugates were fabricated as nanoparticles (∼55 nm diameter) to produce nanomaterials with a range of emission colors (420-640 nm)...
February 2, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149525/self-assembled-peg-b-pdpa-b-pgem-copolymer-nanoparticles-as-protein-antigen-delivery-vehicles-to-dendritic-cells-preparation-characterization-and-cellular-uptake
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Pan Li, Junhui Zhou, Pingsheng Huang, Chuangnian Zhang, Weiwei Wang, Chen Li, Deling Kong
Antigen uptake by dendritic cells (DCs) is a key step for initiating antigen-specific T cell immunity. In the present study, novel synthetic polymeric nanoparticles were prepared as antigen delivery vehicles to improve the antigen uptake by DCs. Well-defined cationic and acid-responsive copolymers, monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(2-(diisopropyl amino) ethyl methacrylate)-block-poly(2-(guanidyl) ethyl methacrylate) (mPEG-b-PDPA-b-PGEM, PEDG) were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of 2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl methacrylate) and N-(tert-butoxycarbonyl) amino ethyl methacrylate monomers, followed by deprotection of tert-butyl protective groups and guanidinylation of obtained primary amines...
February 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112514/detection-of-free-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-vivo-during-hemodialysis
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Christoph Hohmann, Kristin Liehr, Christian Henning, Roman Fiedler, Matthias Girndt, Michael Gebert, Michael Hulko, Markus Storr, Marcus A Glomb
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are often regarded as glycotoxins, which are normally removed by the kidney. Patients with end-stage renal failure rely on hemodialysis (HD) treatment to eliminate these compounds. In the present work, a highly selective LC-MS/MS method was used for quantitation of AGE levels in plasma and in dialysis fluids of HD patients, with a focus on AGE-free adducts. A broad range of 19 amino acid modifications was identified and quantitated. It was expected that the AGE-free adducts are successfully eliminated by dialysis treatment...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106291/ocular-effects-of-sulfur-mustard-and-therapeutic-approaches-a-review
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Yunes Panahi, Seyyed Mahdi Rajaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a strong blistering, highly reactive, lipophilic chemical war agent that causes injury in different organs including the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. The Eyes are especially susceptible to the consequences of SM poisoning because of the aqueous and mucosal nature of conjunctiva and cornea. DNA alkylation and depletion of glutathione, are the most important mechanisms of SM action in the eye injuries. Acute clinical symptoms are including decrease in visual acuity, dryness, photophobia, blepharospasm, conjunctivitis and complaints of foreign body sensation and soreness that gradually progress to severe ocular pain...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075582/the-form-in-which-nitrogen-is-supplied-affects-the-polyamines-amino-acids-and-mineral-composition-of-sweet-pepper-fruit-under-an-elevated-co2-concentration
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Maria C Piñero, Ginés Otálora, Manuel E Porras, Mari C Sánchez-Guerrero, Pilar Lorenzo, Evangelina Medrano, Francisco M Del Amor
We investigated the effect of supplying nitrogen, as NO3(-) or as NO3(-)/NH4(+), on the composition of fruits of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L. cv. Melchor) plants grown with different CO2 concentrations ([CO2]): ambient or elevated (800 μmol mol(-1)). The results show that the application of NH4(+) and high [CO2] affected the chroma related to the concentrations of chlorophylls. The concentrations of Ca, Cu, Mg, P, and Zn were significantly reduced in the fruits of plants nourished with NH4(+), the loss of Fe being more dramatic at increased [CO2], which was also the case with the protein concentration...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068080/effect-of-the-southeast-asian-ovalocytosis-deletion-on-the-conformational-dynamics-of-signal-anchor-transmembrane-segment-1-of-red-cell-anion-exchanger-1-ae1-band-3-or-slc4a1
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Philip W Fowler, Mark S P Sansom, Reinhart A F Reithmeier
The first transmembrane (TM1) helix in the red cell anion exchanger (AE1, Band 3, or SLC4A1) acts as an internal signal anchor that binds the signal recognition particle and directs the nascent polypeptide chain to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane where it moves from the translocon laterally into the lipid bilayer. The sequence N-terminal to TM1 forms an amphipathic helix that lies at the membrane interface and is connected to TM1 by a bend at Pro403. Southeast Asian ovalocytosis (SAO) is a red cell abnormality caused by a nine-amino acid deletion (Ala400-Ala408) at the N-terminus of TM1...
February 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065835/nmr-investigation-of-the-isolated-second-voltage-sensing-domain-of-human-nav1-4-channel
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A S Paramonov, E N Lyukmanova, M Yu Myshkin, M A Shulepko, D S Kulbatskii, N S Petrosian, A O Chugunov, D A Dolgikh, M P Kirpichnikov, A S Arseniev, Z O Shenkarev
Voltage-gated Na(+) channels are essential for the functioning of cardiovascular, muscular, and nervous systems. The α-subunit of eukaryotic Na(+) channel consists of ~2000 amino acid residues and encloses 24 transmembrane (TM) helices, which form five membrane domains: four voltage-sensing (VSD) and one pore domain. The structural complexity significantly impedes recombinant production and structural studies of full-sized Na(+) channels. Modular organization of voltage-gated channels gives an idea for studying of the isolated second VSD of human skeletal muscle Nav1...
January 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064143/production-of-trihalomethanes-haloacetaldehydes-and-haloacetonitriles-during-chlorination-of-microcystin-lr-and-impacts-of-pre-oxidation-on-their-formation
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Wenhai Chu, Dechang Yao, Yang Deng, Minghao Sui, Naiyun Gao
Microcystins (MCs) in drinking water have gained much attention due to their adverse health effects. However, little is known about the impact of pre-oxidation in the formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs) during the downstream chlorination of MCs. The present study examined the formation of both carbonaceous and nitrogenous DBPs from chlorination of MC-LR (the most abundant MC species) and evaluated the impact of permanganate (PM), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and chlorine dioxide (ClO2) pre-oxidation on the DBP formation in chlorination...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060291/optimization-of-a-quantitative-micro-neutralization-assay
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Yipu Lin, Yan Gu, John W McCauley
The micro-neutralization (MN) assay is a standard technique for measuring the infectivity of the influenza virus and the inhibition of virus replication. In this study, we present the protocol of an imaging-based MN assay to quantify the true antigenic relationships between viruses. Unlike typical plaque reduction assays that rely on visible plaques, this assay quantitates the entire infected cell population of each well. The protocol matches the virus type or subtype with the selection of cell lines to achieve maximum infectivity, which enhances sample contrast during imaging and image processing...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049867/elephant-s-breast-milk-contains-large-amounts-of-glucosamine
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Zenta Takatsu, Muneya Tsuda, Akio Yamada, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Akira Takai, Yasuhiro Takeda, Mitsunori Takase
Hand-reared elephant calves that are nursed with milk substitutes sometimes suffer bone fractures, probably due to problems associated with nutrition, exercise, sunshine levels and/or genetic factors. As we were expecting the birth of an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), we analyzed elephant's breast milk to improve the milk substitutes for elephant calves. Although there were few nutritional differences between conventional substitutes and elephant's breast milk, we found a large unknown peak in the breast milk during high-performance liquid chromatography-based amino acid analysis and determined that it was glucosamine (GlcN) using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045057/conformational-transition-of-fgfr-kinase-activation-revealed-by-site-specific-unnatural-amino-acid-reporter-and-single-molecule-fret
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Louis Perdios, Alan R Lowe, Giorgio Saladino, Tom D Bunney, Nethaji Thiyagarajan, Yuriy Alexandrov, Christopher Dunsby, Paul M W French, Jason W Chin, Francesco Luigi Gervasio, Edward W Tate, Matilda Katan
Protein kinases share significant structural similarity; however, structural features alone are insufficient to explain their diverse functions. Thus, bridging the gap between static structure and function requires a more detailed understanding of their dynamic properties. For example, kinase activation may occur via a switch-like mechanism or by shifting a dynamic equilibrium between inactive and active states. Here, we utilize a combination of FRET and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to probe the activation mechanism of the kinase domain of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR)...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040472/proatherogenic-effects-of-4-hydroxynonenal
#17
Anne Nègre-Salvayre, Sandra Garoby-Salom, Audrey Swiader, Myriam Rouahi, Mélanie Pucelle, Robert Salvayre
4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) is a α,β-unsaturated hydroxyalkenal generated by peroxidation of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid. This reactive carbonyl compound exhibits a huge number of biological properties that result mainly from the formation of HNE-adducts on free amino groups and thiol groups in proteins. In the vascular system, HNE adduct accumulation progressively leads to cellular dysfunction and tissue damages that are involved in the progression of atherosclerosis and related diseases. HNE contributes to the atherogenicity of oxidized LDL, by forming HNE-apoB adducts that deviate the LDL metabolism to the scavenger receptor pathway of macrophagic cells, and lead to the formation of foam cells...
December 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025326/dysfunction-of-cgmp-signalling-in-photoreceptors-by-a-macular-dystrophy-related-mutation-in-the-calcium-sensor-gcap1
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Farina Vocke, Nicole Weisschuh, Valerio Marino, Silvia Malfatti, Samuel G Jacobson, Charlotte M Reiff, Daniele Dell'Orco, Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Macular dystrophy leads to progressive loss of central vision and shows symptoms similar to age-related macular degeneration. Genetic screening of patients diagnosed with macular dystrophy disclosed a novel mutation in the GUCA1A gene, namely a c.526C > T substitution leading to the amino acid substitution p.L176F in the guanylate cyclase-activating protein 1 (GCAP1). The same variant was found in three families showing an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. For a full functional characterization of the L176F mutant we expressed and purified the mutant protein and measured key parameters of its activating properties, its Ca(2+)/Mg(2+)-binding, and its Ca(2+)-induced conformational changes in comparison to the wildtype protein...
December 26, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017522/structural-basis-for-ligand-binding-to-the-guanidine-i-riboswitch
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Caroline W Reiss, Yong Xiong, Scott A Strobel
The guanidine-I riboswitch is a conserved RNA element with approximately 2,000 known examples across four phyla of bacteria. It exists upstream of nitrogen metabolism and multidrug resistance transporter genes and alters expression through the specific recognition of a free guanidinium cation. Here we report the structure of a guanidine riboswitch aptamer from Sulfobacillus acidophilus at 2.7 Å resolution. Helices P1, P1a, P1b, and P2 form a coaxial stack that acts as a scaffold for ligand binding. A previously unidentified P3 helix docks into P1a to form the guanidinium binding pocket, which is completely enclosed...
January 3, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012919/ilex-paraguariensis-and-its-main-component-chlorogenic-acid-inhibit-fructose-formation-of-advanced-glycation-endproducts-with-amino-acids-at-conditions-compatible-with-those-in-the-digestive-system
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Yasmin Bains, Alejandro Gugliucci
We have previously shown that Ilex paraguariensis extracts have potent antiglycation actions. Associations of excess free fructose consumption with inflammatory diseases have been proposed to be mediated through in situ enteral formation of fructose AGEs, which, after being absorbed may contribute to inflammatory diseases via engagement of RAGE. In this proof of principle investigation we show fluorescent AGE formation between amino acids (Arg, Lys, Gly at 10-50mM) and fructose (10-50mM) under time, temperature, pH and concentrations compatible with the digestive system lumen and its inhibition by Ilex paraguariensis extracts...
December 22, 2016: Fitoterapia
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