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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331549/dynamics-of-5-methylcytosine-and-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-during-pronuclear-development-in-equine-zygotes-produced-by-icsi
#1
Sonia Heras, Katrien Smits, Catharina De Schauwer, Ann Van Soom
BACKGROUND: Global epigenetic reprogramming is considered to be essential during embryo development to establish totipotency. In the classic model first described in the mouse, the genome-wide DNA demethylation is asymmetric between the paternal and the maternal genome. The paternal genome undergoes ten-eleven translocation (TET)-mediated active DNA demethylation, which is completed before the end of the first cell cycle. Since TET enzymes oxidize 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, the latter is postulated to be an intermediate stage toward DNA demethylation...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324785/-ub006-a-new-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibitor-and-cytotoxic-agent-without-anorexic-side-effects
#2
Kamil Makowski, Joan Francesc Mir, Paula Mera, Xavier Ariza, Guillermina Asins, Fausto G Hegardt, Laura Herrero, Jordi García, Dolors Serra
C75 is a synthetic anticancer drug that inhibits fatty acid synthase (FAS) and shows a potent anorexigenic side effect. In order to find new cytotoxic compounds that do not impact food intake, we synthesized a new family of C75 derivatives. The most promising anticancer compound among them was UB006 ((4SR,5SR)-4-(hydroxymethyl)-3-methylene-5-octyldihydrofuran-2(3H)-one). The effects of this compound on cytotoxicity, food intake and body weight were studied in UB006 racemic mixture and in both its enantiomers separately...
March 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322944/new-insights-into-non-enzymatic-glycation-of-human-serum-albumin-biopolymer-a-study-to-unveil-its-impaired-structure-and-function
#3
Alok Raghav, Jamal Ahmad, Khursheed Alam, Asad U Khan
Albumin glycation and subsequent formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) correlate with diabetes and associated complications. Human Serum Albumin (HSA) was modified with d-glucose for a 40day period under sterile conditions at 37°C. Modified samples along with native HSA (unmodified) were analyzed for impairment in biochemical characteristics ((fructosamine, carbonyl, thiol, lysine, arginine, hydroxymethyl furfural [HMF] content), electrochemical (electrical conductance), simulated gastric fluid assay, simulated intestinal fluid assay, spectroscopic properties (UV, fluorescence), optical (surface contact angle) and fluid dynamics (viscosity and Stokes radius)...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320617/synthesis-and-bioactivities-of-phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-derivatives-based-on-the-modification-of-pca-carboxyl-group
#4
Zhipeng Xiong, Junfan Niu, Hao Liu, Zhihong Xu, Junkai Li, Qinglai Wu
Phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) as a natural product widely exists in microbial metabolites of Pseudomonads and Streptomycetes and has been registered for the fungicide against rice sheath blight in China. To find higher fungicidal activities compounds and study the effects on fungicidal activities after changing the carboxyl group of PCA, we synthesized a series of PCA derivatives by modifying the carboxyl group of PCA and their structures were confirmed by (1)H NMR and HRMS. Most compounds exhibited significant fungicidal activities in vitro...
March 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319780/new-bis-hydroxymethyl-alkanoate-curcuminoid-derivatives-exhibit-activity-against-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
#5
Min-Tsang Hsieh, Ling-Chu Chang, Hsin-Yi Hung, Hui-Yi Lin, Mei-Hui Shih, Chang-Hai Tsai, Sheng-Chu Kuo, Kuo-Hsiung Lee
Novel bis(hydroxymethyl) alkanoate curcuminoid derivatives were designed, synthesized and screened for in vitro antiproliferative and in vivo antitumor activity. Selected new compound 9a and curcumin were further evaluated for inhibitory activity against ER(+)/PR(+) breast cancer (MCF-7, T47D), HER 2(+) breast cancer (SKBR3, BT474, and MDA-MB-457) and triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) (HS-578T, MDA-MB-157, and MDA-MB-468) cell lines. In addition, compound 9a was evaluated in the MDA-MB-231 xenograft nude mice model...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319682/n-substituted-5-amino-1-hydroxymethyl-cyclopentanetriols-a-new-family-of-activity-promotors-for-a-gm1-gangliosidosis-related-human-lysosomal-%C3%AE-galactosidase-mutant
#6
Michael Schalli, Christina Tysoe, Roland Fischer, Bettina M Pabst, Martin Thonhofer, Eduard Paschke, Tanja Rappitsch, Arnold E Stütz, Marion Tschernutter, Werner Windischhofer, Stephen G Withers
From 1,2;3,4-di-O-isopropylidene-α-D-galactopyranose, a series of highly functionalized (hydroxymethyl)cyclopentanes was easily available. In line with reports by Reymond and Jäger on similar structures, these amine containing basic carbasugars are potent inhibitors of β-D-galactosidases and, for the first time, could be shown to act as pharmacological chaperones for GM1-gangliosidosis-associated lysosomal acid β-galactosidase mutant R201C, thus representing a new structural type of pharmacological chaperones for this lysosomal storage disease...
March 11, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317713/a-validated-fast-difference-spectrophotometric-method-for-5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural-hmf-determination-in-corn-syrups
#7
Jucimara Kulek de Andrade, Camila Kulek de Andrade, Emy Komatsu, Hélène Perreault, Yohandra Reyes Torres, Marcos Roberto da Rosa, Maria Lurdes Felsner
Corn syrups, important ingredients used in food and beverage industries, often contain high levels of 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (HMF), a toxic contaminant. In this work, an in house validation of a difference spectrophotometric method for HMF analysis in corn syrups was developed using sophisticated statistical tools by the first time. The methodology showed excellent analytical performance with good selectivity, linearity (R(2)=99.9%, r>0.99), accuracy and low limits (LOD=0.10mgL(-1) and LOQ=0.34mgL(-1))...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317245/efficient-discovery-of-quality-control-markers-for-gastrodia-elata-tuber-by-fingerprint-efficacy-relationship-modelling
#8
Mingfang Li, Yuan Du, Long Wang, Lilong Jiang, Xiaodong Ma, Ping Zhou, Ping Li, Huijun Li
INTRODUCTION: Gastrodia elata tuber (GET) has been widely used in China as a famous herbal medicine. However, the quality control markers (QCMs) for GET still need further investigation. OBJECTIVE: To develop a rational strategy based on fingerprint-efficacy relationship modelling to discover the efficacy-related QCMs, using GET as a case study. METHODOLOGY: The high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) fingerprints of 13 batches of GET extracts were established and 10 common peaks were structurally characterised by HPLC coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (QTOF-MS)...
March 20, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300771/inhibitors-of-brd4-protein-from-a-marine-derived-fungus-alternaria-sp-nh-f6
#9
Hui Ding, Dashan Zhang, Biao Zhou, Zhongjun Ma
Bromodomains (BRD) are readers of the epigenetic code that regulate gene transcription through their recognition of acetyl-lysine modified histone tails. Recently, bromodomain-containing proteins such as BRD4 have been demonstrated to be druggable through the discovery of potent inhibitors. These protein-protein interaction inhibitors have the potential to modulate multiple diseases by their profound anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effects. In order to explore new BRD4 inhibitors as well as lead compounds for the development of new drugs, the secondary metabolites of Alternaria sp...
March 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298607/human-herpesvirus-6b-induces-hypomethylation-on-chromosome-17p13-3-correlating-with-increased-gene-expression-and-virus-integration
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Elin Engdahl, Nicky Dunn, Pitt Niehusmann, Sarah Wideman, Peter Wipfler, Albert J Becker, Tomas J Ekström, Malin Almgren, Anna Fogdell-Hahn
Human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) is a neurotropic beta-herpesvirus that achieves latency by integrating its genome into host cell chromosomes. Several viruses can induce epigenetic modifications in their host cells, but no study has investigated the epigenetic modifications induced by HHV-6B. This study analyzed methylation with Illumina 450K array comparing HHV-6B infected and uninfected Molt-3 T cells three days post infection. Bisulfite pyrosequencing was used to validate Illumina results and investigate methylation over time in vitro Expression of genes was investigated using qPCR, and virus integration was investigated with PCR...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296258/identification-and-characterization-of-novel-long-term-metabolites-of-oxymesterone-and-mesterolone-in-human-urine-by-application-of-srm-gc-ci-ms-ms
#11
Michael Polet, Wim Van Gansbeke, Lore Geldof, Koen Deventer, Peter Van Eenoo
The search for metabolites with longer detection times remains an important task in for example toxicology and doping control. The impact of these long term metabolites is highlighted by the high number of positive cases after reanalysis of samples that were stored for several years, e.g. samples of previous Olympic Games. A substantial number of previously alleged negative samples have now been declared positive due to the detection of various long term steroid metabolites of which the existence was unknown during the Olympic Games of 2008 and 2012...
March 11, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294974/mir-30a-as-potential-therapeutics-by-targeting-tet1-through-regulation-of-drp-1-promoter-hydroxymethylation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Songzi Zhang, Huizhu Liu, Yuxia Liu, Jie Zhang, Hongbo Li, Weili Liu, Guohong Cao, Pan Xv, Jinjin Zhang, Changjun Lv, Xiaodong Song
Several recent studies have indicated that miR-30a plays critical roles in various biological processes and diseases. However, the mechanism of miR-30a participation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) regulation is ambiguous. Our previous study demonstrated that miR-30a may function as a novel therapeutic target for lung fibrosis by blocking mitochondrial fission, which is dependent on dynamin-related protein1 (Drp-1). However, the regulatory mechanism between miR-30a and Drp-1 is yet to be investigated...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294608/an-engineered-split-tet2-enzyme-for-inducible-epigenetic-remodeling
#13
Minjung Lee, Jia Li, Yi Liang, Guolin Ma, Jixiang Zhang, Lian He, Yuliang Liu, Qian Li, Minyong Li, Deqiang Sun, Yubin Zhou, Yun Huang
The Ten-eleven translocation (TET) family of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) dioxygenases catalyze the conversion of 5mC into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and further oxidized species to promote active DNA demethylation. Here we engineered a split-TET2 enzyme to enable temporal control of 5mC oxidation and subsequent remodeling of epigenetic states in mammalian cells. We further demonstrate the use of this chemically-inducible system to dissect the correlation between DNA hydroxymethylation and chromatin accessibility in the mammalian genome...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293326/line-1-is-preferentially-hypomethylated-within-adenomatous-polyps-in-the-presence-of-synchronous-colorectal-cancer
#14
Alice Chu Jiang, Lela Buckingham, William Barbanera, Amoah Yeboah Korang, Faraz Bishesari, Joshua Melson
BACKGROUND: Conventional tubular adenomas are frequently detected in patients undergoing average risk screening colonoscopy and are over-represented in patients who will develop colorectal cancer (CRC). Whether features of adenomas could serve as predictors of synchronous CRC is not known. Here, we investigate whether global methylation markers, including LINE-1, differ within adenomas in patients with and without synchronous CRC. METHODS: Colorectal tubular/tubulovillous adenomatous polyps in the absence (P group, n = 45) and in the presence of synchronous CRC (PC group, n = 32) were identified...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288142/serine-hydroxymethyl-transferase-1-stimulates-pro-oncogenic-cytokine-expression-through-sialic-acid-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-tumor-growth-and-progression
#15
R Gupta, Q Yang, S K Dogra, N Wajapeyee
High-grade serous (HGS) ovarian cancer accounts for 90% of all ovarian cancer-related deaths. However, factors that drive HGS ovarian cancer tumor growth have not been fully elucidated. In particular, comprehensive analysis of the metabolic requirements of ovarian cancer tumor growth has not been performed. By analyzing The Cancer Genome Atlas mRNA expression data for HGS ovarian cancer patient samples, we observed that six enzymes of the folic acid metabolic pathway were overexpressed in HGS ovarian cancer samples compared with normal ovary samples...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286012/development-of-a-novel-ultrasound-assisted-alkali-pretreatment-strategy-for-the-production-of-bioethanol-and-xylanases-from-chili-post-harvest-residue
#16
Raveendran Sindhu, Parameswaran Binod, Anil Kuruvilla Mathew, Amith Abraham, Edgard Gnansounou, Sabeela Beevi Ummalyma, Leya Thomas, Ashok Pandey
A novel ultrasound-assisted alkali pretreatment strategy was developed which could effectively remove lignin and hemicelluloses and improve the sugar yield from chili post harvest residue. Operational parameters that affect the pretreatment efficiency were studied and optimized. Inhibitor analysis of the hydrolyzate revealed that major fermentation inhibitors like furfural, 5-hydroxymethyl furfural as well as organic acids like citric acid, succinic acid and propionic acid were absent. Hence fermentation can be carried out without detoxification of the hydrolyzate...
March 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282966/experimental-mitochondria-targeted-dna-methylation-identifies-gpc-methylation-not-cpg-methylation-as-potential-regulator-of-mitochondrial-gene-expression
#17
Monique G P van der Wijst, Amanda Y van Tilburg, Marcel H J Ruiters, Marianne G Rots
Like the nucleus, mitochondria contain their own DNA and recent reports provide accumulating evidence that also the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is subjective to DNA methylation. This evidence includes the demonstration of mitochondria-localised DNA methyltransferases and demethylases, and the detection of mtDNA methylation as well as hydroxymethylation. Importantly, differential mtDNA methylation has been linked to aging and diseases, including cancer and diabetes. However, functionality of mtDNA methylation has not been demonstrated...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278680/mass-spectrometry-guided-isolation-of-two-new-dihydrobenzophenanthridine-alkaloids-from-macleaya-cordata
#18
Zhi-Xing Qing, Peng Yang, Kun Yu, Xue-Yi Yang, Jing-Hong Liu, Feng Xiang, Hua-Liang Cao, Pi Cheng, Jian-Guo Zeng
Two new alkaloids 6-hydroxyethyldihydrochelerythrine (1) and 6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-demethylenedihydrochelerythrine (2) together with two analogues named maclekarpine E (3) and 6-hydroxymethyldihydrosanguinarine (4) were detected primarily from the leaves of Macleaya cordata by their characteristic mass spectrometry (MS) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). And then isolation of four targeted-compounds was performed by column chromatography and preparation HPLC under the guiding of MS. Finally, their structures were determined by spectrum analysis...
February 8, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278618/a-new-flavonoid-from-sophora-flavescens-ait
#19
Rong Huang, Yi Liu, Lin-Lin Zhao, Xi-Xin Chen, Feng Wang, Wei Cai, Lei Chen
A new flavonoid, 8-(3-hydroxymethyl-2-butenyl)-5,7,2',4'-tetrahydroxyflavanone (1), along with seven known compounds, (2R)-3α,7,4'-Trihydroxy -5-methoxy-8-prenylflavanone (2), (2R)-3β,7,4'- Trihydroxy-5-methoxy-8-prenylflavanone (3), 3,7-dihydroxycoumarin (4), Shandougenines B (5), Specionin (6), Kushenol N (7) and Kushenol I (8) were isolated from the roots of Sophora flavescens. Among them, Compound 5 was isolated from Leguminous plants, and compounds 4 and 6 were isolated from Sophora flavescens for the first time...
March 6, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272510/apolipoprotein-e4-and-insulin-resistance-interact-to-impair-cognition-and-alter-the-epigenome-and-metabolome
#20
Lance A Johnson, Eileen Ruth S Torres, Soren Impey, Jan F Stevens, Jacob Raber
Apolipoprotein E4 (E4) and type 2 diabetes are major risk factors for cognitive decline and late onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). E4-associated phenotypes and insulin resistance (IR) share several features and appear to interact in driving cognitive dysfunction. However, shared mechanisms that could explain their overlapping pathophysiology have yet to be found. We hypothesized that, compared to E3 mice, E4 mice would be more susceptible to the harmful cognitive effects of high fat diet (HFD)-induced IR due to apoE isoform-specific differences in brain metabolism...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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