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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103313/mycobacterium-marinum-degrades-both-triacylglycerols-and-phospholipids-from-its-dictyostelium-host-to-synthesise-its-own-triacylglycerols-and-generate-lipid-inclusions
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Caroline Barisch, Thierry Soldati
During a tuberculosis infection and inside lipid-laden foamy macrophages, fatty acids (FAs) and sterols are the major energy and carbon source for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacteria can be found both inside a vacuole and the cytosol, but how this impacts their access to lipids is not well appreciated. Lipid droplets (LDs) store FAs in form of triacylglycerols (TAGs) and are energy reservoirs of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Using the Dictyostelium discoideum/Mycobacterium marinum infection model we showed that M...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103012/a-bi-modal-cationic-and-water-soluble-calix-4-arene-conjugate-design-synthesis-characterization-and-transfection-of-rfp-encoded-plasmid-in-cancer-cells
#2
Kushal Samanta, Dnyanesh S Ranade, Aekta Upadhyay, Prasad Padmakar Kulkarni, Chebrolu Pulla Rao
A new bimodal fluorescent cationic calix[4]arene (L1) conjugate has been synthesized in multiple steps and well characterized by NMR and ESI-MS techniques. L1 has been investigated for its DNA binding ability by various spectroscopy techniques like, absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD). The formation of L1-DNA complex has been confirmed by the gel electrophoresis in presence of incremental concentration of L1. To visualize the packing of the plasmid (pBR322), detailed tapping mode AFM study has been performed, which revealed blob like structure of plasmid upon addition of the incremental amount of L1...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102755/anionic-lipids-and-the-maintenance-of-membrane-electrostatics-in-eukaryotes
#3
Matthieu Pierre Platre, Yvon Jaillais
A wide range of signaling processes occurs at the cell surface through the reversible association of proteins from the cytosol to the plasma membrane. Some low abundant lipids are enriched at the membrane of specific compartments and thereby contribute to the identity of cell organelles by acting as biochemical landmarks. Lipids also influence membrane biophysical properties, which emerge as an important feature in specifying cellular territories. Such parameters are crucial for signal transduction and include lipid packing, membrane curvature and electrostatics...
January 19, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102740/update-on-functional-and-genetic-laboratory-assays-for-the-detection-of-platelet-microvesicles
#4
Maxime Laroche, Claire Dunois, Anne Marie Vissac, Jean Amiral
Functional and genetic assays for measuring platelet microvesicles (PMVs) are presented and discussed. Functional assays concern two groups of methods: a) homogeneous assays using the cofactor activity of phospholipids (PPLs) contained in PMVs and present in assayed plasmas, and a coagulation or a thrombin generation assay (TGA) as "end points"; b) capture-based assays, in which PMVs bind to an immobilized ligand, such as Annexin V in the presence of calcium, or monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) specific for membrane proteins...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102538/comparing-early-liver-graft-function-from-heart-beating-and-living-donors-a-pilot-study-aiming-to-identify-new-biomarkers-of-liver-injury
#5
Qi Joy Yang, Michael Kluger, Krzysztof Goryński, Janusz Pawliszyn, Barbara Bojko, Ai-Ming Yu, Keumhan Noh, Markus Selzner, Angela Jerath, Stuart McCluskey, K Sandy Pang, Marcin Wąsowicz
: Liver and kidney functions among recipients of liver transplantation (LT) surgery with heart beating (HBD, n = 13) or living donors (LD, n = 9) with different cold ischemic times were examined during the neohepatic phase for clearing rocuronium bromide (ROC, cleared by liver and kidney) and tranexamic acid (TXA, cleared by kidney). Solid phase micro-extraction and LC-MS/MS was applied to determine the plasma concentrations of ROC and TXA, and creatinine was determined by standard laboratory methods...
January 19, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102512/anti-phospholipid-syndrome-associated-with-schizophrenia-description-of-five-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Pikman Regina, Rotman Pnina, Aiman Natur, Levy Yair
Anti-phospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by anti-phospholipid antibodies, arterial and venous thrombosis, pregnancy morbidity, and various neurological manifestations including psychiatric disorders. Higher incidence of various autoimmune disorders was found in schizophrenia. In addition, an association between the presence of anti-phospholipid antibodies and schizophrenia or psychosis was previously described, mainly as case reports. Although initially believed to be a result of neuroleptic treatment, the reasons for this association remain obscure...
January 19, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101935/effect-of-cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrins-on-cryosurvival-of-dog-spermatozoa
#7
J Khan, M Z Tahir, A Khalid, A Sattar, N Ahmad
Cryopreservation affects integrity of cholesterol and phospholipids in the plasma membrane of sperm leading to decreased fertility of frozen-thawed semen. Cholesterol-loaded cyclodextrins (CLC) have been shown to improve post-thaw semen quality in various species. The aim of this study was to investigate the optimal concentration of CLC for better post-thaw semen quality in dogs. Semen collection, through digital manipulation, was conducted once a week in four adult German shepherd dogs (n = 20 ejaculates; five ejaculates/dog)...
January 18, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101868/dystrophin-and-spectrin-two-highly-dissimilar-sisters-of-the-same-family
#8
Olivier Delalande, Aleksander Czogalla, Jean-François Hubert, Aleksander Sikorski, Elisabeth Le Rumeur
Dystrophin and Spectrin are two proteins essential for the organization of the cytoskeleton and for the stabilization of membrane cells. The comparison of these two sister proteins, and with the dystrophin homologue utrophin, enables us to emphasise that, despite a similar topology with common subdomains and a common structural basis of a three-helix coiled-coil, they show a large range of dissimilarities in terms of genetics, cell expression and higher level structural organisation. Interactions with cellular partners, including proteins and membrane phospholipids, also show both strikingly similar and very different behaviours...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101212/effect-of-oxaliplatin-combined-with-polyenephosphatidylcholine-on-the-proliferation-of-human-gastric-cancer-sgc-7901-cells
#9
Tao Jiang, Hongjun Zhang, Xiguang Liu, Hao Song, Ruyong Yao, Jianbin Li, Yuanyuan Zhao
Oxaliplatin (L-OHP) is a platinum compound that is widely used to treat certain solid tumors, including gastric tumors. L-OHP is an effective anti-cancer treatment; however, its usage increases the probability of patients developing hepatic injury with inflammation, referred to as chemotherapy-associated steatohepatitis. The present study aimed to evaluate the outcome of L-OHP treatment combined with polyenephosphatidylcholine (PPC), a major component of essential phospholipids used to treat steatohepatitis, on SGC-7901 gastric cancer cell proliferation...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100887/production-of-a-health-beneficial-food-emulsifier-by-enzymatic-partial-hydrolysis-of-phospholipids-obtained-from-the-head-of-autumn-chum-salmon
#10
A K M Azad Shah, Toshihiro Nagao, Hideyuki Kurihara, Koretaro Takahashi
Phospholipids and their partial hydrolysates, namely lysophospholipids (LPLs), have been widely used in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products as highly efficient emulsifiers. This study was conducted to produce docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-esterified LPLs by enzymatic modification of phospholipids obtained from the head of autumn chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta). The emulsifying properties of the obtained LPLs were also evaluated. Two different types of substrates of salmon head phospholipids were prepared via silica gel and cold acetone precipitation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100844/phospholipids-and-products-of-their-hydrolysis-as-dietary-preventive-factors-for-civilization-diseases
#11
Karol Parchem, Agnieszka Bartoszek
The results of numerous epidemiological studies indicate that phospholipids play an important role in the prevention of chronic diseases faced by contemporary society. Firstly, these compounds are responsible for the proper functioning of cell membranes, by ensuring liquidity and permeability, which is pivotal for normal activity of membrane proteins, including receptors. These mechanisms are at the core of prevention of cancer, autoimmune or neurological disorders. Secondly, structure and properties of phospholipids cause that they are highly available source of biologically active fatty acids...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100639/munc13-4-functions-as-a-ca2-sensor-for-homotypic-secretory-granule-fusion-to-generate-endosomal-exocytic-vacuoles
#12
Sang Su Woo, Declan J James, Thomas F J Martin
Munc13-4 is a Ca(2+)-dependent SNARE- and phospholipid-binding protein that localizes to and primes secretory granules (SGs) for Ca(2+)-evoked secretion in various secretory cells. Studies in mast cell-like RBL-2H3 cells provides direct evidence that Munc13-4 with its two Ca(2+)-binding C2 domains functions as a Ca(2+) sensor for SG exocytosis. Unexpectedly, Ca(2+) stimulation also generated large (>2.4 μm diameter) Munc13-4(+)/Rab7(+)/Rab11(+) endosomal vacuoles. Vacuole generation involved the homotypic fusion of Munc13-4(+)/Rab7(+) SGs followed by a merge with Rab11(+) endosomes, and depended on Ca(2+) binding to Munc13-4...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100635/phospholipase-lpl1-links-lipid-droplet-function-with-quality-control-protein-degradation
#13
Nina Weisshaar, Hendrik Welsch, Angel Guerra-Moreno, John Hanna
Protein misfolding is toxic to cells and is thought to underlie many human diseases, including many neurodegenerative diseases. Accordingly, cells have developed stress responses to deal with misfolded proteins. The transcription factor Rpn4 mediates one such response, and is best known for regulating the abundance of the proteasome, the complex multisubunit protease that destroys proteins. Here we identify Lpl1 as an unexpected target of the Rpn4 response. Lpl1 is a phospholipase and a component of the lipid droplet...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100626/effect-of-metformin-on-metabolites-and-relation-with-myocardial-infarct-size-and-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-after-myocardial-infarction
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Ruben N Eppinga, Daniel Kofink, Robin P F Dullaart, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Erik Lipsic, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Iwan C C van der Horst, Folkert W Asselbergs, Pim van der Harst
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and infarct size (ISZ) are key predictors of long-term survival after myocardial infarction (MI). However, little is known about the biochemical pathways driving LV dysfunction after MI. To identify novel biomarkers predicting post-MI LVEF and ISZ, we performed metabolic profiling in the GIPS-III randomized clinical trial (Glycometabolic Intervention as Adjunct to Primary Percutaneous Intervention in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction)...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100309/nioella-sediminis-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-surface-sediment-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-nioella
#15
Yang Liu, Juan Du, Qiliang Lai, Chunming Dong, Zongze Shao
A bacterial strain, designated JS7-11T, was isolated from the surface sediment of the Jiulong River and characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Cells of strain JS7-11T was Gram-staining-negative, non-motile and short-rod-shaped. Growth was observed at 10-40°C (optimum 25-30°C), at pH 6-8 (optimum 7) and in 1-12% NaCl (optimum 3-4%, w/v). Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain JS7-11T and type strain Nioella nitratireducens SSW136T formed an independent cluster, sharing 97...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099023/computational-models-of-the-gastrointestinal-environment-1-the-effect-of-digestion-on-the-phase-behaviour-of-intestinal-fluids
#16
Woldeamanuel A Birru, Dallas B Warren, Stephen J Headey, Hassan Benameur, Christopher J H Porter, Colin W Pouton, David K Chalmers
Improved models of the gastrointestinal environment have great potential to assist the complex process of drug formulation. Molecular dynamics (MD) is a powerful method for investigating phase behaviour at a molecular level. In this study we use multiple MD simulations to calculate phase diagrams for bile before and after digestion. In these computational models, undigested bile is represented by mixtures of palmitoyl-oleoylphosphatidylcholine (POPC), sodium glycodeoxycholate (GDX) and water. Digested bile is modelled using a 1:1 mixture of oleic acid and palmitoylphosphatidylcholine (lyso-phosphatidylcholine, LPC), GDX and water...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097830/plant-phosphatidylinositol-specific-phospholipase-cat-the-center-of-plant-innate-immunity
#17
Ahmed M AbdEl-Haliem, Matthieu H A J Joosten
Understanding plant resistance to pathogenic microbes requires detailed information on the molecular mechanismscontrolling the execution of plant innate immune-responses.A growing body of evidence places phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) enzymes immediately downstream of activated immune receptors,well upstream of the initiation of early defense responses. An increase of the cytoplasmic levels of free Ca(2+) , lowering of the intercellular pH andthe oxidative burst are a few examples ofsuch responses and these are regulated by PI-PLCs...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097231/protein-disulfide-isomerase-inhibition-blocks-thrombin-generation-in-humans-by-interfering-with-platelet-factor-v-activation
#18
Jack D Stopa, Donna Neuberg, Maneka Puligandla, Bruce Furie, Robert Flaumenhaft, Jeffrey I Zwicker
BACKGROUND: Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is required for thrombus formation. We previously demonstrated that glycosylated quercetin flavonoids such as isoquercetin inhibit PDI activity and thrombus formation in animal models, but whether extracellular PDI represents a viable anticoagulant target in humans and how its inhibition affects blood coagulation remain unknown. METHODS: We evaluated effects of oral administration of isoquercetin on platelet-dependent thrombin generation in healthy subjects and patients with persistently elevated anti-phospholipid antibodies...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095913/effects-of-a-purified-krill-oil-phospholipid-rich-in-long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-non-human-primates-with-naturally-occurring-diabetes-type-2-and-dyslipidemia
#19
Petter-Arnt Hals, Xiaoli Wang, Yong-Fu Xiao
BACKGROUND: High serum levels of cholesterol, in particular low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, are considered a significant risk factor for development of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, rigorous treatment regimens with statins and other pharmaceuticals have been used extensively to reduce elevated cholesterol levels. Literature data have not clearly concluded whether long-chain omega-3 fatty acids reduce, increase or leave circulating cholesterol unaffected. In the present study a novel krill-oil derived preparation of omega-3 rich phospholipids, mainly phosphatidylcholine, was administered orally at increasing doses for 12 weeks to dyslipidemic non-human primates, and cholesterols and several other risk factors for cardiovascular disease were measured before, during and after treatment...
January 17, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095734/entrapment-efficiency-of-pyridoxine-hydrochloride-in-unilamellar-liposomes-experimental-versus-model-generated-data
#20
Heba Abd-El-Azim, Alyaa Ramadan, Noha Nafee, Nawal Khalafallah
The present study investigates the effect of the preparation method (four methods) and formulation additives (propylene glycol (PG) and cholesterol (CH)) on the entrapment efficiency (EE) of pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6 (VB6)), representing hydrophilic water-soluble low permeable vitamins, in unilamellar liposomes. The main aim is to compare determined EE with predicted values generated using a web-published, computational model. Results showed that among the different preparation methods, modified film hydration showed significantly higher EE (p < 0...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
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