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Rosy, Rajendra N Goyal
A voltammetric sensor for the determination of 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG); an important, sensitive and integral biomarker of oxidative stress and related pathological conditions like carcinogenesis, renal disorders, mental retardations, diabetes etc. has been fabricated. The synergistic behavior of two allotropic forms of carbon, which are electrochemically reduced graphene oxide (ErGO) and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), has been exploited for the surface modification. The resulting modified surface has been characterized using Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and voltammetric behavior...
December 1, 2016: Talanta
Giulia Cattaneo, Daniela Ubiali, Enrica Calleri, Marco Rabuffetti, Georg C Höfner, Klaus T Wanner, Marcela C De Moraes, Leonardo K B Martinelli, Diógenes Santiago Santos, Giovanna Speranza, Gabriella Massolini
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP, EC has been identified as a target for the development of specific inhibitors with potential antimycobacterial activity. We hereby described the development and validation of a new 96-well LC-ESI-MS/MS method to assess the inhibition activity of nucleoside analogues towards MtbPNP and the human PNP (HsPNP). Enzyme activity was determined by monitoring the phosphorolysis of inosine (Ino) to hypoxanthine (Hpx). The enzymatic assay (v = 0...
November 2, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Durga Mahor, Anu Priyanka, Gandham S Prasad, Krishan Gopal Thakur
Consumption of foods and beverages with high purine content increases the risk of hyperuricemia, which causes gout and can lead to cardiovascular, renal, and other metabolic disorders. As patients often find dietary restrictions challenging, enzymatically lowering purine content in popular foods and beverages offers a safe and attractive strategy to control hyperuricemia. Here, we report structurally and functionally characterized purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) from Kluyveromyces lactis (KlacPNP), a key enzyme involved in the purine degradation pathway...
2016: PloS One
Shimpei Baba, Takashi Saito, Yasukazu Yamada, Eri Takeshita, Noriko Nomura, Kenichiro Yamada, Nobuaki Wakamatsu, Masayuki Sasaki
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a rare X-linked recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the purine salvage enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT), encoded by the HPRT1. To date, nearly all types of mutations have been reported in the whole gene; however, duplication mutations are rare. We here report the case of a 9-month-old boy with LND. He showed developmental delay, athetosis, and dystonic posture from early infancy, but no self-injurious behaviors. Hyperuricemia was detected, and his HPRT enzyme activity in erythrocytes was completely deficient...
October 18, 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
Luís Felipe S P Azeredo, Julia P Coutinho, Valquiria A P Jabor, Patricia R Feliciano, Maria Cristina Nonato, Carlos R Kaiser, Carla Maria S Menezes, Amanda S O Hammes, Ernesto Raul Caffarena, Lucas V B Hoelz, Nicolli B de Souza, Glaécia A N Pereira, Isabela P Cerávolo, Antoniana U Krettli, Nubia Boechat
Malaria remains one of the most serious global infectious diseases. An important target for antimalarial chemotherapy is the enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase from Plasmodium falciparum (PfDHODH), which is responsible for the conversion of dihydroorotate to orotate in the de novo pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway. In this study, we have designed and synthesized fifteen 7-arylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine derivatives using ring bioisosteric replacement and molecular hybridization of functional groups based on the highly active 5-methyl-N-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)- [1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-7-amine...
September 30, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Janus Adler Hyldebrandt, Nicolaj Brejnholt Støttrup, Christian Alcaraz Frederiksen, Johan Heiberg, Rune Isak Dupont Birkler, Mogens Johannsen, Michael Rahbek Schmidt, Hanne Berg Ravn
OBJECTIVES: Myocardial infarction and chronic heart failure induce specific metabolic changes in the neonatal myocardium that are closely correlated to outcome. The aim of this study was to examine the metabolic responses to noninfarct heart failure and inotropic treatments in the newborn heart, which so far are undetermined. DESIGN: A total of 28 newborn pigs were instrumented with a microdialysis catheter in the right ventricle, and intercellular citric acid cycle intermediates and adenosine metabolite concentrations were determined at 20-minute intervals...
October 12, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Jin-Jin Lu, Bing-Jie Jia, Lin Yang, Wen Zhang, Xin Dong, Ping Li, Jun Chen
It has been proved that the purine metabolic pathway has been implicated in various biological disorders including gout, diabetes, coronary heart diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. The analysis of the purine metabolic pathway in organisms reveals important alterations under different physiological and pathological conditions, which contributes to the pathological study, diagnosis, and therapy of related diseases. In the present study, an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet and tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-UV-MS/MS) method was developed for conducting the comprehensive analysis of the metabolite profiles of the purine pathway in rat plasma through a single analysis...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Javier Abellón-Ruiz, Sonoko Ishino, Yoshizumi Ishino, Bernard A Connolly
In Archaea repair of uracil and hypoxanthine, which arise by deamination of cytosine and adenine, respectively, is initiated by three enzymes: Uracil-DNA-glycosylase (UDG, which recognises uracil); Endonuclease V (EndoV, which recognises hypoxanthine); and Endonuclease Q (EndoQ), (which recognises both uracil and hypoxanthine). Two archaeal DNA polymerases, Pol-B and Pol-D, are inhibited by deaminated bases in template strands, a feature unique to this domain. Thus the three repair enzymes and the two polymerases show overlapping specificity for uracil and hypoxanthine...
2016: Archaea: An International Microbiological Journal
Tianqiao Yong, Minglong Zhang, Diling Chen, Ou Shuai, Shaodan Chen, Jiyan Su, Chunwei Jiao, Delong Feng, Yizhen Xie
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cordyceps militaris was recorded in the classic traditional Chinese medicine book with the main functions of "protecting liver and enhancing kidney functions", influencing serum uric acid levels. AIM OF STUDY: The aim is to investigate the hypouricemic effects and possible mechanism of C. militaris in hyperuricemic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A water extract (WECM) was prepared by decocting C. militaris directly at 80 (o)C in water bath, followed by lyophilization...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Feng Wang, Hong Wang, Yudong Shen, Yongjun Li, Jie-Xian Dong, Zhenlin Xu, Jinyi Yang, Yuanming Sun, Zhili Xiao
A new multi-analyte immunoassay was designed to screen furaltadone metabolite 5-morpholinomethyl-3-amino-2-oxazolidone (AMOZ), malachite green (MG), and leucomalachite green (LMG) in aquatic products using a bispecific monoclonal antibody (BsMAb). Gradient drug mutagenesis methods were separately used to prepare an anti-3-nitrobenzaldehyde-derivatized AMOZ (3-NPAMOZ) hybridoma cell line that was hypoxanthine-guanine-phosphoribosyltransferase (HGRPT) deficient and an anti-LMG hybridoma cell line that was thymidine kinase (TK) deficient...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Elham Assadi Soumeh, Mette Skou Hedemann, Hanne Damgaard Poulsen, Etienne Corrent, Jacob van Milgen, Jan Værum Nørgaard
The metabolic response to plasma and urine of pigs when feeding an optimum level of BCAA for best growth performance is unknown. The objective of the current study was to identify the metabolic phenotype associated with the BCAA intake level that could be linked to the animal growth performance. Three dose-response studies were carried out to collect blood and urine samples from pigs fed increasing levels of Ile, Val, or Leu followed by a non-targeted LC-MS approach to characterize the metabolic profile of bio-fluids when dietary BCAA is optimum for animal growth...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Víctor M Ayala-García, Luz I Valenzuela-García, Peter Setlow, Mario Pedraza-Reyes
: Aag from B. subtilis has been implicated in in vitro removal of hypoxanthine and alkylated bases from DNA. The regulation of expression of aag in B. subtilis, and the resistance to genotoxic agents and mutagenic properties of an Aag-deficient strain were studied here. A strain with a transcriptional aag-lacZ fusion expressed low levels of β-galactosidase during growth and early sporulation but exhibited increased transcription during late stages of this developmental process. Notably, aag-lacZ expression was higher inside the forespore than in the mother cell compartment and this expression was abolished in a sigG-deficient background suggesting a forespore-specific mechanism of aag transcription...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
Michael David Williams, Lingling Xian, Tait Huso, Jeong-Jin Park, David Huso, Leslie M Cope, David R Gang, William F Siems, Linda Resar, Raymond Reeves, Herbert H Hill
Because colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, more accessible screening tests are urgently needed to identify early-stage lesions. We hypothesized that highly sensitive, metabolic profile analysis of stool samples will identify metabolites associated with early-stage lesions and could serve as a noninvasive screening test. We therefore applied travelling wave ion mobility mass spectrometry (TWIMMS) coupled with ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) to investigate metabolic aberrations in stool samples in a transgenic model of pre-malignant polyposis aberrantly expressing the gene encoding the high mobility group A (Hmga1) chromatin remodeling protein...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Ricardo Berton, Miguel S Conceição, Cleiton A Libardi, Rafael R Canevarolo, Arthur F Gáspari, Mara Patrícia T Chacon-Mikahil, Ana C Zeri, Cláudia R Cavaglieri
This study analysed the time course of the global metabolic acute response after resistance exercise (RE), with the use of proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy. Ten young healthy males performed 4 sets of 10 repetitions at 70% of one-repetition maximum in the leg press and knee extension exercises and had the serum metabolome assessed at 5, 15, 30 and 60 min post-RE. Measurements were also performed 1 h earlier and immediately before the exercises, as an attempt to characterise each participant's serum metabolome at rest...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
F-C Tang, C-C Chan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and purine nucleotide cycle (PNC) are both associated with energy metabolism. The purpose of this study was to explore the influences of BCAA supplementation on the PNC activity of male athletes in response to a bout of endurance running exercise. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Twelve male athletes (20.3±1.4 years) participated in the study. Each of the athletes received 12 g of a BCAA supplement (leucine 54%, isoleucine 19% and valine 27%) per day during the study...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Maty G P Looijen, Dallas J New, Carrie D Fischer, Rkia Dardari, Karyn M Irwin, Christopher J Berezowski, Stephanie L Bond, Renaud Léguillette
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mRNA expression of T helper (Th)1, Th2, and Th17 cell-associated inflammatory mediators in cells of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples collected from healthy horses exposed to hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and to monitor blood oxygen concentration during and following HBO therapy. ANIMALS 8 healthy horses. PROCEDURES In a randomized controlled crossover design study, each horse was exposed (beginning day 1) to 100% oxygen at a maximum of 3 atmospheres absolute (304 kPa) daily for 10 days or ambient air at atmospheric pressure in the HBO chamber for an equivalent amount of time (control)...
October 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Nadav I Weinstock, Lawrence Wrabetz, M Laura Feltri, Daesung Shin
Krabbe disease (KD) is caused by mutations in the galactosylceramidase (GALC) gene, which encodes a lysosomal enzyme that degrades galactolipids, including galactosylceramide and galactosylsphingosine (psychosine). GALC deficiency results in progressive intracellular accumulation of psychosine, which is believed to be the main cause for the demyelinating neurodegeneration in KD pathology. Umbilical cord blood transplantation slows disease progression when performed presymptomatically but carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality...
November 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Maria Camacho, Susana Redondo-Gómez, Ignacio Rodríguez-Llorente, Manfred Rohde, Cathrin Spröer, Peter Schumann, Hans-Peter Klenk, Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz
A novel, halophilic, motile rod, Gram-staining-negative and non-endospore forming bacterium, designated Cs25T, was isolated in a tidal flat from the rhizosphere of the halophyte Arthrocnemum macrostachyum. Strain Cs25T was observed to be catalase negative and oxidase positive, and to hydrolyze hypoxanthine. Growth occurred from 15-40 ºC, at pH 7.0-10.0 and with 1-11 % (w/v) NaCl. Q-10 was identified as the dominant ubiquinone and the major cellular fatty acids were C18:1ω7c, 11-methyl C18:1ω7c, C20:1ω7c and C18:0...
September 11, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Longteng Zhang, Qian Li, Jian Lyu, Chunli Kong, Sijia Song, Yongkang Luo
This study aimed to evaluate different stunning methods [percussion (T1), immersion in ice/water slurry (T2), and gill cut (T3)] on quality and stress conditions of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) fillets stored at 4°C in 72h postmortem. Rigor index (RI%), behavioral analysis, levels of lactic acid and muscle glycogen were measured for stress level evaluation. Meanwhile, sensory assessment, texture properties, cooking loss, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) related compounds, adenosine monophosphate deaminase (ADA) activity, and acid phosphatase (ACP) activity were analyzed...
February 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Marta Toczek, Daniel Zielonka, Paulina Zukowska, Jerzy T Marcinkowski, Ewa Slominska, Mark Isalan, Ryszard T Smolenski, Michal Mielcarek
Huntington's disease (HD) is mainly thought of as a neurological disease, but multiple epidemiological studies have demonstrated a number of cardiovascular events leading to heart failure in HD patients. Our recent studies showed an increased risk of heart contractile dysfunction and dilated cardiomyopathy in HD pre-clinical models. This could potentially involve metabolic remodeling, that is a typical feature of the failing heart, with reduced activities of high energy phosphate generating pathways. In this study, we sought to identify metabolic abnormalities leading to HD-related cardiomyopathy in pre-clinical and clinical settings...
August 25, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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