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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092083/role-of-dopamine-d2-d3-receptors-in-development-plasticity-and-neuroprotection-in-human-ipsc-derived-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons
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Federica Bono, Paola Savoia, Adele Guglielmi, Massimo Gennarelli, Giovanna Piovani, Sandra Sigala, Damiana Leo, Stefano Espinoza, Raul R Gainetdinov, Paola Devoto, PierFranco Spano, Cristina Missale, Chiara Fiorentini
The role of dopamine D2 and D3 receptors (D2R/D3R), located on midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons, in the regulation of DA synthesis and release and in DA neuron homeostasis has been extensively investigated in rodent animal models. By contrast, the properties of D2R/D3R in human DA neurons have not been elucidated yet. On this line, the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) for producing any types of cells has offered the innovative opportunity for investigating the human neuronal phenotypes at the molecular levels...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091894/mechanisms-of-action-of-surgical-interventions-on-weight-related-diseases-the-potential-role-of-bile-acids
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REVIEW
Mohsen Mazidi, Pedro Paulo P de Caravatto, John R Speakman, Ricardo V Cohen
Surgical interventions for weight-related diseases (SWRD) may have substantial and sustainable effect on weight reduction, also leading to a higher remission rate of type 2 diabetes (T2D) mellitus than any other medical treatment or lifestyle intervention. The resolution of T2D after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) typically occurs too quickly to be accounted for by weight loss alone, suggesting that these operations have a direct impact on glucose homeostasis. The mechanisms underlying these beneficial effects however remain unclear...
January 14, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091882/identification-of-some-main-streptococcus-iniae-associated-proteins-relationship
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Fatima El Aamri, José Ángel Guillén, Daniel Padilla, Félix Acosta, Fernando Real
The surface-associated proteins play a key role in bacterial physiology and pathogenesis, and are the major targets in the development of new vaccines. These proteins contribute to the adaptation of bacteria to different hosts and environments. To study differences at the genomic level, we first sequenced the whole genome of Streptococcus iniae from fish (IUSA-1 strain) and compared it to Streptococcus iniae from human (9117 strain), revealing a high similitude between both strains. To gain further insights into host- and environment-specific differences, we then studied proteins in silico and by High Performance Liquid Chromatography...
January 14, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091880/inhibition-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-does-not-alter-vasopressin-secretion-in-septic-rats
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Camila Henriques Coelho, Thalita Freitas Martins, Gabriela Ravanelli Oliveira-Pelegrin, Maria José Alves da Rocha
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: During the early phase of sepsis, hypotension is accompanied by increase of plasma vasopressin hormone (AVP) levels, which decline during the late phase. This hypotension is due in part to increase of nitric oxide (NO) synthesis by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme. Neuronal isoform of this enzyme (nNOS) is present in vasopressinergics neurons of hypothalamus, but its role in vasopressin secretion during sepsis is unknown. METHODS: We evaluated the role of nNOS in NO production and vasopressin secretion during sepsis...
January 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091524/formate-simultaneously-reduces-oxidase-activity-and-enhances-respiration-in-campylobacter-jejuni
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Issmat I Kassem, Rosario A Candelero-Rueda, Kawthar A Esseili, Gireesh Rajashekara
The foodborne microaerophilic pathogen, Campylobacter jejuni, possesses a periplasmic formate dehydrogenase and two terminal oxidases, which serve to metabolize formate and facilitate the use of oxygen as a terminal electron acceptor, respectively. Formate, a primary energy source for C. jejuni, inhibits oxidase activity in other bacteria. Here, we hypothesized that formate might affect both energy metabolism and microaerobic survival in C. jejuni. Subsequently, we showed that C. jejuni 81-176 (wildtype) exhibited enhanced chemoattraction to and respiration of formate in comparison to other organic acids...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090567/the-rna-polymerase-iii-subunit-polr3b-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-small-intestinal-crypts-in-mice
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Julia Kieckhaefer, Sabina Lukovac, Diana Z Ye, Dolim Lee, Danielle J Beetler, Michael Pack, Klaus H Kaestner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The continuously self-renewing mammalian intestinal epithelium, with high cellular turnover, depends on adequate protein synthesis for its proliferative capacity. RNA polymerase III activity is closely related to cellular growth and proliferation. Here, we studied the role of Polr3b, a large RNA polymerase III subunit, in the mammalian intestinal epithelium. METHODS: We derived mice with an intestinal epithelium-specific hypomorphic mutation of the Polr3b gene, using VillinCre-mediated gene ablation...
November 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090355/ddx59-promotes-dna-replication-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Jin You, Xingshun Wang, Jiuling Wang, Baolei Yuan, Yandong Zhang
DEAD box proteins are multifunctional proteins involved in every aspect in RNA metabolism and have essential roles in many cellular activities. Despite their importance, many DEAD box proteins remain uncharacterized. In this report, we found DDX59 overexpressed in lung adenocarcinoma. DDX59 knockdown reduced cell proliferation, anchorage-independent cell growth, and caused reduction of tumor formation in immunocompromised mice. In multiple lung cancer cells, we found that DDX59 knockdown inhibits DNA synthesis; wild-type DDX59 but not helicase-defective mutant of DDX59 enhances DNA synthesis...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090285/pulmonary-vascular-and-ventricular-dysfunction-in-the-susceptible-patient-2015-grover-conference-series
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REVIEW
Bradley A Maron, Roberto F Machado, Larissa Shimoda
Pulmonary blood vessel structure and tone are maintained by a complex interplay between endogenous vasoactive factors and oxygen-sensing intermediaries. Under physiological conditions, these signaling networks function as an adaptive interface between the pulmonary circulation and environmental or acquired perturbations to preserve oxygenation and maintain systemic delivery of oxygen-rich hemoglobin. Chronic exposure to hypoxia, however, triggers a range of pathogenetic mechanisms that include hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α)-dependent upregulation of the vasoconstrictor peptide endothelin 1 in pulmonary endothelial cells...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090037/expression-of-pro-renin-receptor-during-rapamycin-induced-erythropoiesis-in-k562-erythroleukemia-cells-and-its-possible-dual-actions-on-erythropoiesis
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Kiriko Kaneko, Koji Ohba, Takuo Hirose, Kazuhito Totsune, Kazumichi Furuyama, Kazuhiro Takahashi
(Pro)renin receptor ((P)RR), a specific receptor for renin and prorenin, is expressed in erythroblastic cells. (P)RR has multiple biological actions: prorenin activation, stimulation of the intracellular signaling including extracellular signal-regulated kinases, and functional complex formation with vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (v-ATPase). However, the functional implication of (P)RR in erythroblast cells has not been clarified. The aim of the present study was to clarify changes of (P)RR expression during erythropoiesis and a role of (P)RR in the heme synthesis...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089944/rsm22-mtysxc-and-pnkd-like-proteins-are-required-for-mitochondrial-translation-in-trypanosoma-brucei
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Jiří Týč, Lucie Novotná, Priscila Peña-Diaz, Dmitri A Maslov, Julius Lukeš
Mitochondrial ribosomes evolved from prokaryotic ribosomes, with which they therefore share more common features than with their counterparts in the cytosol. Yet, mitochondrial ribosomes are highly diverse in structure and composition, having undergone considerable changes, including reduction of their RNA component and varying degree of acquisition of novel proteins in various phylogenetic lineages. Here, we present functional analysis of three putative mitochondrial ribosome-associated proteins (RSM22, mtYsxC and PNKD-like) in Trypanosoma brucei, originally identified by database mining...
January 12, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089856/erythrocyte-heat-shock-protein-responses-to-chronic-in-vivo-and-acute-in-vitro-temperature-challenge-in-diploid-and-triploid-salmonids
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Pillai V Saranyan, Neil W Ross, Tillmann J Benfey
This research investigated how ploidy level (diploid versus triploid) affects the heat shock protein (HSP) response in erythrocytes under different thermal stress regimes, both in vivo and in vitro, in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) in order to address the question of why triploids typically have reduced thermal tolerance. A preliminary study confirmed that identical volumes of diploid and triploid erythrocytes (which equates to a smaller number of larger cells for triploids compared to diploids) did not differ in total protein synthesis rates...
January 13, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089824/mitochondrial-uncoupling-protein-2-in-human-cumulus-cells-is-associated-with-regulating-autophagy-and-apoptosis-maintaining-gap-junction-integrity-and-progesterone-synthesis
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Hongshan Ge, Fan Zhang, Duan Ping, Nan Zhu, Jiayan Zhang, Feijun Ye, Dan Shan, Hua Chen, XiaoSheng Lu, ChunFang Zhu, Renshan Ge, Zhenkun Lin
To explore the roles of mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein 2 (UCP2) in cumulus cells (CCs), human CCs were cultured in vitro, and the UCP2 was inhibited by treatment with Genipin, a special UCP inhibitor, or by RNA interference targeting UCP2. No significant differences in adenosine triphosphate levels and the ratio of ADP/ATP were observed after UCP2 inhibition. UCP2 inhibition caused a significant increase in cellular oxidative damage, which was reflected in alterations to several key parameters, including reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation levels and the ratio of reduced GSH to GSSG...
January 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089773/mitochondrial-diseases-yeast-as-a-model-for-the-study-of-suppressors
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Silvia Francisci, Arianna Montanari
Mitochondrial (mt) tRNA gene mutations are an important cause of human morbidity and are associated with different syndromes. We have previously shown that the mitochondrial protein synthesis elongation factor EF-Tu and isolated sequences from the carboxy-terminal domain of yeast and human mt leucyl-tRNA synthetases (LeuRS), have a wide range of suppression capability among different yeast mt tRNA mutants having defective respiratory phenotype. Here we show that the rescuing capability can be restricted to a specific sequence of six amino acids from the carboxy-terminal domain of mt LeuRS...
January 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089566/metformin-inhibits-hepatic-mtorc1-signaling-via-dose-dependent-mechanisms-involving-ampk-and-the-tsc-complex
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Jessica J Howell, Kristina Hellberg, Marc Turner, George Talbott, Matthew J Kolar, Debbie S Ross, Gerta Hoxhaj, Alan Saghatelian, Reuben J Shaw, Brendan D Manning
Metformin is the most widely prescribed drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, knowledge of the full effects of metformin on biochemical pathways and processes in its primary target tissue, the liver, is limited. One established effect of metformin is to decrease cellular energy levels. The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 (mTORC1) are key regulators of metabolism that are respectively activated and inhibited in acute response to cellular energy depletion...
December 30, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089565/fgf21-is-an-exocrine-pancreas-secretagogue
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Katie C Coate, Genaro Hernandez, Curtis A Thorne, Shengyi Sun, Thao D V Le, Kevin Vale, Steven A Kliewer, David J Mangelsdorf
The metabolic stress hormone FGF21 is highly expressed in exocrine pancreas, where its levels are increased by refeeding and chemically induced pancreatitis. However, its function in the exocrine pancreas remains unknown. Here, we show that FGF21 stimulates digestive enzyme secretion from pancreatic acinar cells through an autocrine/paracrine mechanism that requires signaling through a tyrosine kinase receptor complex composed of an FGF receptor and β-Klotho. Mice lacking FGF21 accumulate zymogen granules and are susceptible to pancreatic ER stress, an effect that is reversed by administration of recombinant FGF21...
December 27, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088627/the-telomere-binding-protein-trf2-is-required-for-metronomic-therapeutic-effects-of-gemcitabine-and-capecitabine
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Wei-Ping Lee, Keng-Hsin Lan, Chung-Pin Li, Yee Chao, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Shou-Dong Lee
Gemcitabine and capecitabine are two effective anticancer agents against solid tumors. The pharmacological mechanisms have been known as incorporation into DNA and thereby inhibition of DNA synthesis. When used as metronomic chemotherapy, they may inhibit angiogenesis and induce immunity. In our previous study, we showed that low-dose gemcitabine caused telomere shortening by stabilizing TRF2 that was required for XPF-dependent telomere loss. In this report, we established a SKOV3.ip1 ascites cell model. Tumor-bearing mice were treated with low-dose gemcitabine (GEM) or capecitabine (CAP)...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088333/mitochondrial-uncoupling-in-cancer-cells-liabilities-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Gyorgy Baffy
Acquisition of the endosymbiotic ancestor of mitochondria was a critical event in eukaryote evolution. Mitochondria offered an unparalleled source of metabolic energy through oxidative phosphorylation and allowed the development of multicellular life. However, as molecular oxygen had become the terminal electron acceptor in most eukaryotic cells, the electron transport chain proved to be the largest intracellular source of superoxide, contributing to macromolecular injury, aging, and cancer. Hence, the 'contract of endosymbiosis' represents a compromise between the possibilities and perils of multicellular life...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088320/quantifying-lipid-changes-in-various-membrane-compartments-using-lipid-binding-protein-domains
#18
REVIEW
Péter Várnai, Gergő Gulyás, Dániel J Tóth, Mira Sohn, Nivedita Sengupta, Tamas Balla
One of the largest challenges in cell biology is to map the lipid composition of the membranes of various organelles and define the exact location of processes that control the synthesis and distribution of lipids between cellular compartments. The critical role of phosphoinositides, low-abundant lipids with rapid metabolism and exceptional regulatory importance in the control of almost all aspects of cellular functions created the need for tools to visualize their localizations and dynamics at the single cell level...
December 31, 2016: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088099/protein-templated-synthesis-of-metal-based-nanomaterials
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REVIEW
Arnout Rd Voet, Jeremy Rh Tame
There is currently intense interest in using protein scaffolds to prepare uniform nanometre-sized clusters of metals or other inorganic material for use as sensors, imaging agents, drugs, magnetic materials or catalysts. Non-templated chemical synthesis of such clusters often results in a product of variable size and quality, but protein molecules have proved adept at nucleating and stabilizing precise nanoclusters of various kinds. Although much research has focused on natural proteins, such as the iron-storage protein ferritin, recent developments in protein design have allowed entirely novel, symmetrical proteins to be used as templates for the first time...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088012/new-4-4-chlorophenyl-2-2-6-2%C3%A2-terpyridine-ruthenium-ii-complexes-synthesis-characterization-interaction-with-dna-bsa-and-cytotoxicity-studies
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Milan M Milutinović, Ana Rilak, Ioannis Bratsos, Olivera Klisurić, Milan Vraneš, Nevenka Gligorijević, Siniša Radulović, Živadin D Bugarčić
In this study, we have developed a series of new monofunctional Ru(II) complexes of the general formula mer-[Ru(Cl-Ph-tpy)(N-N)Cl]Cl in which Cl-Ph-tpy is 4'-(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine, N-N is a bidentate chelating ligand (1,2-diaminoethane (en, 1), 1,2-diaminocyclohexane (dach, 2) or 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy, 3)). All complexes were fully characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopic techniques (IR, UV-Vis, 1D and 2D NMR). Their chemical behavior in aqueous solution was studied by UV-Vis and NMR spectroscopy showing that all compounds are relatively labile leading to the formation of the corresponding aqua species 1aq-3aq...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
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