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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643168/self-aggregation-of-synthetic-zinc-methyl-20-substituted-3-hydroxymethyl-pyropheophorbides-as-models-of-bacteriochlorophyll-c
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Ayaka Wada, Hitoshi Tamiaki
Zinc 3-hydroxymethyl-13(1)-oxo-chlorins bearing a variety of primary alkyl groups at the 20-position were prepared as models of bacteriochlorophyll-c by chemical modification of naturally occurring chlorophyll-a. The synthetic chlorophyll-a derivatives self-aggregated in an aqueous Triton X-100 solution to afford large oligomers whose Soret and Qy bands were red-shifted and broadened, compared with the bands of their monomers in tetrahydrofuran. The oligomeric bands are similar to those of bacteriochlorophyll-c self-aggregates in chlorosomes, the main light-harvesting antennae of photosynthetic green bacteria...
June 22, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642635/virtual-screening-following-rational-drug-design-based-approach-for-introducing-new-anti-amyloid-beta-aggregation-agent
#2
Garshasb Rigi, Mohammad Vala Ashdar Nakhaei, Hoda Eidipour, Arshia Najimi, Fahimeh Tajik, Niloufar Taher, Kamran Yarahmadi
Amyloid β (Aβ) sheets aggregations is the main reason of Alzheimer disease. The interacting areas between monomers are residue number 38 to 42. Inhibition of interaction between Aβ molecules prevents plaque formation. In the present study, we have performed a high-throughput virtual screening among ZINC database and top 1000 hits were checked again regarding binding affinity by AutoDock software. Top 4 successive second step screening hits was considered for drug design purpose against aggregation site of Aβ molecules...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642138/molecular-cloning-of-chicken-tet-family-genes-and-role-of-chicken-tet1-in-erythropoiesis
#3
Yuya Okuzaki, Hidenori Kaneoka, Ken-Ichi Nishijima, Seitaro Murakami, Yuki Ozawa, Shinji Iijima
Ten-eleven translocation (TET) methylcytosine dioxygenase has potential as an active eraser to regulate the genomic DNA methylation status. We herein cloned chicken TET (cTET) family genes, and confirmed their functions. Quantitative reverse-transcription PCR showed that cTET1 was strongly expressed in erythrocytes throughout development. This cTET1 expression pattern, together with the results of methylated or hydroxymethylated DNA immunoprecipitation, suggests that cTET1 contributes to demethylation around the promoter region of the definitive-type β-globin gene βΑ in erythroid cells...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641125/an-altered-redox-environment-assisted-by-over-expression-of-fetal-hemoglobins-protects-from-inflammatory-colitis-and-reduces-inflammatory-cytokine-expression
#4
R M Gorczynski, C Alexander, K Brandenburg, Z Chen, A Heini, D Neumann, J P Mach, E T Rietschel, A Tersikh, A J Ulmer, Kai Yu, U Zahringer, I Khatri
C5BL/6 female mice receiving dextran sodium sulfate in their drinking water develop an acute inflammatory colitis within 7d, with weight loss, histopathologic signs of inflammation, and colonic expression of inflammatory cytokines. In previous studies we have reported that increased inflammatory cytokine expression in aged mice can be attenuated by oral gavage of a crude fetal extract containing glutathione (GSH), MPLA and fetal hemoglobin, or more specifically by injection of a combination of these purified reagents...
June 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639657/exploring-the-catalytic-mechanism-of-dihydropteroate-synthase-elucidating-the-differences-between-the-substrate-and-inhibitor
#5
Warot Chotpatiwetchkul, Kanokthip Boonyarattanakalin, Duangkamol Gleeson, M Paul Gleeson
Dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) catalyzes the condensation of 6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropterin pyrophosphate (DHPPP) with p-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) and is a well validated target for anti-malarial and anti-bacterial drugs. However, in recent years its utility as a therapeutic target has diminished considerably due to multiple mutations. As such, considerable structural biology and medicinal chemistry effort has been expended to understand and overcome this issue. To date no detailed computational analysis of the protein mechanism has been made despite the detailed crystal structures and multiple mechanistic proposals being made...
June 22, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639393/an-activatable-photosensitizer-targeted-to-%C3%AE-glutamyltranspeptidase
#6
Mayumi Chiba, Yuki Ichikawa, Mako Kamiya, Toru Komatsu, Tasuku Ueno, Kenjiro Hanaoka, Tetsuo Nagano, Norbert Lange, Yasuteru Urano
We adopted a spirocyclization-based strategy to design γ-glutamyl-hydroxymethyl selenorhodamine green (gGlu-HMSeR) as a photo-inactive compound that would be specifically cleaved by the tumor-associated enzyme γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) to generate a potent photosensitizer, HMSeR. gGlu-HMSeR takes a colorless, spirocyclic structure, and does not show marked phototoxicity to low-GGT-expressing cells or normal tissues upon irradiation with visible light. In contrast, HMSeR predominantly takes an open colored structure, and generates reactive oxygen species upon irradiation...
June 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636373/total-synthesis-of-the-marine-polyketide-gracilioether-f
#7
Ritabrata Datta, Subrata Ghosh
First asymmetric synthesis of the marine natural product (-)-gracilioether F is described from a D-mannitol derived known compound. The key step involves intramolecular 1, 4-conjugate addition of a hydroxymethyl radical generated from Ti (III) mediated ring opening of a terminal epoxy ring tethered to a butenolide to produce stereoselectively a five-membered ring fused bicyclic lactone, the core structure present in gracilioether F.
June 21, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632963/metal-ion-induced-in-situ-ligand-oxidation-for-self-assembled-clusters-from-bis-5-2-pyridine-2-yl-1-2-4-triazole-3-yl-methane-to-alcohol-or-ketone
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Wei-Quan Lin, Yuan-Yuan Peng, Lang Tong, Jian-Hua Jia, Jun-Liang Liu, Yan-Cong Chen, Wen-Bin Chen, Ming-Liang Tong
Hydrothermal reactions of metal nitrates and ligand bis(5-(pyridine-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)methane (H2L1) on same condition gave three cluster compounds, {Cr2}, {Zn12} and {Fe8}. Notably, methylene group of H2L1 was in situ oxidized either to hydroxymethylated (L2-O)3- in the metallo-ring {Zn12} or to a rigid carbonylated (L3=O)2- in the screw-type {Fe8}. In light of comparative experiment results, NO3- was deduced to be of a catalytic role in ligand oxidation. Metal ions could be regarded as an "induced" tool for clusters generation in self-assembly process...
June 20, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628730/comparative-study-on-ambient-ionization-methods-for-direct-analysis-of-navel-orange-tissues-by-mass-spectrometry
#9
H Zhang, A Bibi, H Lu, J Han, H Chen
It is of sustainable interest to improve the sensitivity and selectivity of the ionization process, especially for direct analysis of complex samples without matrix separation. Herein, four ambient ionization methods including desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (DAPCI), heat-assisted desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (heat-assisted DAPCI), microwave plasma torch (MPT), and internal extractive electrospray ionization (iEESI) were employed for comparative analysis of the navel orange tissue samples by mass spectrometry...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621733/discovery-of-indeno-1-2-c-quinoline-derivatives-as-potent-dual-antituberculosis-and-anti-inflammatory-agents
#10
Chih-Hua Tseng, Chun-Wei Tung, Chen-Hsin Wu, Cherng-Chyi Tzeng, Yen-Hsu Chen, Tsong-Long Hwang, Yeh-Long Chen
A series of indeno[1,2-c]quinoline derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) and anti-inflammatory activities. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the newly synthesized compound was tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37RV. Among the tested compounds, (E)-N'-[6-(4-hydroxypiperidin-1-yl)-11H-indeno[1,2-c]quinolin-11-ylidene]isonicotino-hydrazide (12), exhibited significant activities against the growth of M. tuberculosis (MIC values of 0.96 μg/mL) with a potency approximately equal to that of isoniazid (INH), an anti-TB drug...
June 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621264/dna-methylation-hydroxymethylation-in-melanoma
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Siqi Fu, Haijing Wu, Huiming Zhang, Christine G Lian, Qianjin Lu
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes and is considered to be the most aggressive cancer among all skin diseases. The pathogenesis of melanoma has not been well documented, which may restrict the research and development of biomarkers and therapies. To date, several genetic and epigenetic factors have been identified as contributing to the development and progression of melanoma. Besides the findings on genetic susceptibilities, the recent progress in epigenetic studies has revealed that loss of the DNA hydroxymethylation mark, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC), along with high levels of DNA methylation at promoter regions of several tumor suppressor genes in melanoma, may serve as biomarkers for melanoma...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618413/induction-of-apoptosis-in-heparg-cell-line-by-aloe-emodin-through-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Changhai Qu, Chunjing Yang, Huyiligeqi He, Jian Ni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone), an anthraquinone active compounds, is isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. The aim of this study was to determine potential cytotoxic effects of aloe-emodin on HepaRG cells and to define the underlying mechanism. METHODS: MTT was used to evaluate cell viability. Apoptotic cell death was analyzed via Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617821/supplementation-with-small-extracellular-vesicles-from-ovarian-follicular-fluid-during-in-vitro-production-modulates-bovine-embryo-development
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Juliano C da Silveira, Gabriella M Andrade, Maite Del Collado, Rafael V Sampaio, Juliano R Sangalli, Luciano A Silva, Fábio V L Pinaffi, Izabelle B Jardim, Marcelo C Cesar, Marcelo F G Nogueira, Aline S M Cesar, Luiz L Coutinho, Rinaldo W Pereira, Felipe Perecin, Flávio V Meirelles
Pregnancy success results from the interaction of multiple factors, among them are folliculogenesis and early embryonic development. Failure during these different processes can lead to difficulties in conception. Alternatives to overcome these problems are based on assisted reproductive techniques. Extracellular vesicles are cell-secreted vesicles present in different body fluids and contain bioactive materials, such as messenger RNA, microRNAs (miRNAs), and proteins. Thus, our hypothesis is that extracellular vesicles from follicular fluid from 3-6 mm ovarian follicles can modulate bovine embryo development in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615696/intraoperative-imaging-of-hepatic-cancers-using-%C3%AE-glutamyltranspeptidase-specific-fluorophore-enabling-real-time-identification-and-estimation-of-recurrence
#14
Yoichi Miyata, Takeaki Ishizawa, Mako Kamiya, Suguru Yamashita, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Aya Ushiku, Junji Shibahara, Masashi Fukayama, Yasuteru Urano, Norihiro Kokudo
γ-Glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) is upregulated in a variety of human cancers including primary and secondary hepatic tumors. This motivated us to use γ-glutamyl hydroxymethyl rhodamine green (gGlu-HMRG), a novel fluorophore emitting light at around 520 nm following enzymatic reaction with GGT, as a tool for the intraoperative identification of hepatic tumors. gGlu-HMRG was topically applied to 103 freshly resected hepatic specimens. Fluorescence imaging using gGlu-HMRG identified hepatic tumors with the sensitivity/specificity of 48%/96% for hepatocellular carcinoma, 100%/100% for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and 87%/100% for colorectal liver metastasis...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613929/dna-methylation-and-hydroxymethylation-profile-of-cd34-enriched-cell-products-intended-for-autologous-cd34-cell-transplantation
#15
Jasmina-Ziva Rozman, Maja Pohar Perme, Mojca Jez, Elvira Malicev, Metka Krasna, Bojan Vrtovec, Primoz Rozman
Epigenetic dysregulation has been shown to limit functional capacity of aging hematopoietic stem cells, which may contribute to impaired outcome of hematopoietic stem cell-based therapies. The aim of our study was to gain better insight into the epigenetic profile of CD34(+)-enriched cell products intended for autologous CD34(+) cell transplantation in patients with cardiomyopathy. We found global DNA methylation content significantly higher in immunoselected CD34(+) cells compared to leukocytes in leukapheresis products (2...
June 14, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611311/genome-wide-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-patterns-in-human-spermatogenesis-are-associated-with-semen-quality
#16
Olga A Efimova, Anna A Pendina, Andrei V Tikhonov, Sergey E Parfenyev, Irina D Mekina, Evgeniia M Komarova, Mariia A Mazilina, Eugene V Daev, Olga G Chiryaeva, Ilona A Galembo, Mikhail I Krapivin, Oleg S Glotov, Irina S Stepanova, Svetlana A Shlykova, Igor Yu. Kogan, Alexander M Gzgzyan, Tatyana V Kuznetzova, Vladislav S Baranov
We performed immunofluorescent analysis of DNA hydroxymethylation and methylation in human testicular spermatogenic cells from azoospermic patients and ejaculated spermatozoa from sperm donors and patients from infertile couples. In contrast to methylation which was present throughout spermatogenesis, hydroxymethylation was either high or almost undetectable in both spermatogenic cells and ejaculated spermatozoa. On testicular cytogenetic preparations, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine was undetectable in mitotic and meiotic chromosomes, and was present exclusively in interphase spermatogonia Ad and in a minor spermatid population...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601635/silencing-hif-1%C3%AE-induces-tet2-expression-and-augments-ascorbic-acid-induced-5-hydroxymethylation-of-dna-in-human-metastatic-melanoma-cells
#17
Adam P Fischer, Sarah L Miles
Expression and function of Ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes, which initiate DNA demethylation by catalyzing the oxidation of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5 hmC) on methylated DNA, are frequently lost in malignant tissue. This ultimately results in lost expression of methylated tumor suppressor genes. Many malignancies, including melanoma, also aberrantly overexpress the oncogenic hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) transcription factor, however the association between HIF-1α and TET enzyme expression is largely uninvestigated...
June 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600215/a-new-type-of-pharmacological-chaperone-for-gm1-gangliosidosis-related-human-lysosomal-%C3%AE-galactosidase-n-substituted-5-amino-1-hydroxymethyl-cyclopentanetriols
#18
Michael Schalli, Patrick Weber, Christina Tysoe, Bettina M Pabst, Martin Thonhofer, Eduard Paschke, Arnold E Stütz, Marion Tschernutter, Werner Windischhofer, Stephen G Withers
N-Functionalized amino(hydroxymethyl)cyclopentanetriols 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 thus representing a new structural type of pharmacological chaperones for this lysosomal storage disease.
May 30, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590037/epigenetic-effects-of-an-adenosine-derivative-in-a-wistar-rat-model-of-liver-cirrhosis
#19
Jesús Rafael Rodríguez-Aguilera, Carlos Guerrero-Hernández, Rosario Pérez-Molina, Carla Elizabeth Cadena-Del-Castillo, Rebeca Pérez-Cabeza de Vaca, Nuria Guerrero-Celis, Mariana Domínguez-López, Adrián Rafael Murillo-de-Ozores, Rodrigo Arzate-Mejía, Félix Recillas-Targa, Victoria Chagoya de Sánchez
The pathological characteristic of cirrhosis is scarring which results in a structurally distorted and dysfunctional liver. Previously, we demonstrated that Col1a1 and Pparg genes are deregulated in CCl4 -induced cirrhosis but their normal expression levels are recovered upon treatment with IFC-305, an adenosine derivative. We observed that adenosine was able to modulate S-adenosylmethionine-dependent trans-methylation reactions, and recently, we found that IFC-305 modulates HDAC3 expression. Here, we investigated whether epigenetic mechanisms, involving DNA methylation processes and histone acetylation, could explain the re-establishment of gene expression mediated by IFC-305 in cirrhosis...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589977/fingerprints-of-inter-and-intramolecular-hydrogen-bonding-in-saligenin-water-clusters-revealed-by-mid-and-far-infrared-spectroscopy
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Daniël J Bakker, Arghya Dey, Daniel P Tabor, Qin Ong, Jérôme Mahé, Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Edwin L Sibert, Anouk M Rijs
Saligenin (2-(hydroxymethyl)phenol) exhibits both strong and weak intramolecular electrostatic interactions. The bonds that result from these interactions compete with intermolecular hydrogen bonds once saligenin binds to one or more water molecules. Infrared (IR) ultraviolet (UV) ion-dip spectroscopy was used to study isolated saligenin-(H2O)n clusters (n = 1-3) in the far- and mid-IR regions of the spectrum. Both harmonic and anharmonic (coupled local modes and Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics) quantum chemical calculations were applied to assign cluster geometries to the measured spectra, and to assign vibrational modes to all spectral features measured for each cluster...
June 7, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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