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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239974/simultaneous-monitoring-of-monoamines-amino-acids-nucleotides-and-neuropeptides-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-its-application-to-neurosecretion-in-bovine-chromaffin-cells
#1
Aneta Wojnicz, José Avendaño-Ortiz, Ricardo de Pascual, Lucía Ruiz-Pascual, Antonio G García, Ana Ruiz-Nuño
The primary functions of adrenal medullary chromaffin cells are the synthesis and storage in their chromaffin vesicles of the catecholamines noradrenaline (NA) and adrenaline (AD), and their subsequent release into the bloodstream by Ca(2+) -dependent exocytosis under conditions of fear or stress (fight or flight response). Several monoamines, nucleotides and opiates, such as leucine-enkephalin (LENK) and methionine-enkephalin (MENK), are also co-stored and co-released with the catecholamines. However, other neurotransmitters have not been studied in depth...
August 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239748/%C3%AE-synuclein-s-uniquely-long-amphipathic-helix-enhances-its-membrane-binding-and-remodeling-capacity
#2
Anthony R Braun, Michael M Lacy, Vanessa C Ducas, Elizabeth Rhoades, Jonathan N Sachs
α-Synuclein is the primary protein found in Lewy bodies, the protein and lipid aggregates associated with Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia. The protein folds into a uniquely long amphipathic α-helix (AH) when bound to a membrane, and at high enough concentrations, it induces large-scale remodeling of membranes (tubulation and vesiculation). By engineering a less hydrophobic variant of α-Synuclein, we previously showed that the energy associated with binding of α-Synuclein's AH correlates with the extent of membrane remodeling (Braun et al...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239331/csp%C3%AE-a-molecular-co-chaperone-essential-for-short-and-long-term-synaptic-maintenance
#3
Elena Lopez-Ortega, Rocío Ruiz, Lucia Tabares
Cysteine string protein α (CSPα) is a vesicle protein located in the presynaptic terminal of most synapses. CSPα is an essential molecular co-chaperone that facilitates the correct folding of proteins and the assembly of the exocytic machinery. The absence of this protein leads to altered neurotransmitter release and neurodegeneration in multiple model systems, from flies to mice. In humans, CSPα mutations are associated with the development of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), a neurodegenerative disease characterized by intracellular accumulation of lysosomal material...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239056/thermodynamic-analysis-of-the-transition-of-liquid-crystals-from-lamellar-to-vesicular-phase
#4
Yasutaka Enomoto, Yoko Imai, Kazuo Tajima
Here, we report the results of thermodynamic analyses on the lamellar-vesicular transition for a cationic amphiphilic species, namely 2-hydroxyethyl di(alkanol)oxyethyl methylammonium methylsulfate (DEAE). Previously, we have shown that spontaneous vesicle formation from a Lα-lamellar liquid crystal (LC) phase only occurs on the addition of a quantitative amount of additives to the DEAE LC at certain temperatures and that this change occurs without the input of any extra mechanical energy. These lamellar-vesicular transitions occur in two steps: the first step is the formation of an excited state, caused by the solubilization of organic substances in the bilayer structure...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238947/identification-of-novel-mrp3-inhibitors-based-on-computational-models-and-validation-using-an-in-vitro-membrane-vesicle-assay
#5
Izna Ali, Matthew A Welch, Yang Lu, Peter W Swaan, Kim L R Brouwer
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance-associated protein 3 (MRP3), an efflux transporter on the hepatic basolateral membrane, may function as a compensatory mechanism to prevent the accumulation of anionic substrates (e.g., bile acids) in hepatocytes. Inhibition of MRP3 may disrupt bile acid homeostasis and is one hypothesized risk factor for the development of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Therefore, identifying potential MRP3 inhibitors could help mitigate the occurrence of DILI. METHODS: Bayesian models were developed using MRP3 transporter inhibition data for 86 structurally diverse drugs...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238857/asiaticoside-attenuation-of-rotenone-induced-oxidative-burden-in-a-rat-model-of-hemiparkinsonism-by-maintaining-the-phosphoinositide-mediated-synaptic-integrity
#6
Margabandhu Gopi, Arambakkam Janardhanam Vanisree
Asiaticoside (AS), a triterpenoid saponin isolated from the Indian medicinal herb Centella asiatica is known to exert a neuroprotective effect by attenuating the neurobehavioral, neurochemical and pathological changes in animal models. However, its potential neuroprotection in rotenone-induced hemiparkinsonism which implicates phospholipid-mediated neurotransmission remains unclear. Therefore, we have investigated the neuroprotective effects of AS in rat model of ROT-infused hemiparkinsonism with respect to phosphoinositides-assisted cytodynamics and synaptic function...
February 23, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238819/alkylphospholipids-an-update-on-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Pablo Ríos-Marco, Carmen Marco, Xiomara Gálvez, Jose M Jiménez-López, María P Carrasco
Alkylphospholipid (APL) represent a new class of drugs which do not interact directly with DNA but act on the cell membrane where they accumulate and interfere with lipid metabolism and signalling pathways. This review summarizes the mode of action at the molecular level of these compounds. In this sense, a diversity of mechanisms has been suggested to explain the actions of clinically-relevant APLs, in particular, in cancer treatment. One consistently reported finding is that APLs reduce the biosynthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) by inhibiting the rate-limiting enzyme CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase (CT)...
February 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238793/differential-maturation-of-the-two-regulated-secretory-pathways-in-human-ipsc-derived-neurons
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Javier Emperador Melero, Aishwarya G Nadadhur, Desiree Schut, Jan V Weering, Vivi M Heine, Ruud F Toonen, Matthijs Verhage
Neurons communicate by regulated secretion of chemical signals from synaptic vesicles (SVs) and dense-core vesicles (DCVs). Here, we investigated the maturation of these two secretory pathways in micro-networks of human iPSC-derived neurons. These micro-networks abundantly expressed endogenous SV and DCV markers, including neuropeptides. DCV transport was microtubule dependent, preferentially anterograde in axons, and 2-fold faster in axons than in dendrites. SV and DCV secretion were strictly Ca(2+) and SNARE dependent...
February 20, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238741/microparticles-in-nasal-lavage-fluids-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-potential-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Toru Takahashi, Atsushi Kato, Sergejs Berdnikovs, Whitney W Stevens, Lydia A Suh, James Norton, Roderick G Carter, Kathleen E Harris, Anju T Peters, Kathryn E Hulse, Leslie C Grammer, Kevin Welch, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Bruce K Tan, David B Conley, Robert C Kern, Bruce S Bochner, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: Microparticles (MPs) are submicron sized shed membrane vesicles released from activated or injured cells and are detectable by flow cytometry. MP levels have been utilized as biomarkers to evaluate cell injury or activation in patients with pathological conditions. OBJECTIVE: To compare MP types and levels in nasal lavage fluids (NLFs) from controls and patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), CRS with NP (CRSwNP) and aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238623/salmonella-enterica-remodels-the-host-cell-endosomal-system-for-efficient-intravacuolar-nutrition
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Viktoria Liss, A Leoni Swart, Alexander Kehl, Natascha Hermanns, Yuying Zhang, Deepak Chikkaballi, Nathalie Böhles, Jörg Deiwick, Michael Hensel
Salmonella enterica is a facultative intracellular pathogen that survives and proliferates in the Salmonella-containing vacuole (SCV), yet how these vacuolar bacteria acquire nutrition remains to be determined. Intracellular Salmonella convert the host endosomal system into an extensive network of interconnected tubular vesicles, of which Salmonella-induced filaments (SIFs) are the most prominent. We found that membranes and lumen of SIFs and SCVs form a continuum, giving vacuolar Salmonella access to various types of endocytosed material...
February 21, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238159/analyses-of-pea-necrotic-yellow-dwarf-virus-encoded-proteins
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Björn Krenz, Ingrid Schießl, Eva Greiner, Susanna Krapp
Pea necrotic yellow dwarf virus (PNYDV) is a multipartite, circular, single-stranded DNA plant virus. PNYDV encodes eight proteins and the function of three of which remains unknown-U1, U2, and U4. PNYDV proteins cellular localization was analyzed by GFP tagging and bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) studies. The interactions of all eight PNYDV proteins were tested pairwise in planta (36 combinations in total). Seven interactions were identified and two (M-Rep with CP and MP with U4) were characterized further...
February 25, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238142/glucose-responsive-insulin-delivery-by-microneedle-array-patches-loaded-with-hypoxia-sensitive-vesicles
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Jicheng Yu, Yuqi Zhang, Zhen Gu
In this chapter, we describe the preparation of glucose-responsive vesicles (GRVs) and the fabrication of GRV-loaded microneedle-array patches for insulin delivery. The GRVs were formed of hypoxia-sensitive hyaluronic acid (HS-HA), the synthesis of which is presented in detail. We also describe the procedure to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of this smart patch in a mouse model of chemically induced type 1 diabetes through transcutaneous administration.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238008/interfractional-seminal-vesicle-motion-relative-to-the-prostate-gland-for-image-guided-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-with-without-androgen-deprivation-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#13
Takahiro Waki, Kuniaki Katsui, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Takeshi Ogata, Norihisa Katayama, Mitsuhiro Takemoto, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon, Susumu Kanazawa
We investigated differences in seminal vesicle (SV) length and interfractional SV motion relative to the prostate gland in prostate cancer patients. We compared 32 patients who received androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) before radiotherapy with 12 patients receiving radiotherapy alone at Okayama University Hospital in August 2008-July 2011. We examined the right and left SVs' length and motion by computed tomography (CT) to determine the ADT's effects and analyzed 347 CT scans in a multiple linear regression model...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237810/recognition-and-tethering-of-transport-vesicles-at-the-golgi-apparatus
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REVIEW
Tomasz M Witkos, Martin Lowe
The Golgi apparatus occupies a central position within the secretory pathway where it is a hub for vesicle trafficking. Distinct classes of transport vesicles traffic diverse cargoes into and out of this organelle, as well as between the different Golgi subcompartments. A key feature of Golgi trafficking is the specific recognition of transport vesicles at the different regions of the Golgi apparatus, required for the correct cargo delivery. Specificity is ensured by coiled-coil golgins and multi-subunit tethering complexes (MTCs), which act together to capture vesicles and promote their subsequent fusion with the Golgi membrane...
February 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237181/moderate-hypofractionated-postprostatectomy-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-with-daily-image-guidance-vmat-igrt-a%C3%A2-mono-institutional-report-on-feasibility-and-acute-toxicity
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Sergio Fersino, Umberto Tebano, Rosario Mazzola, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Francesco Ricchetti, Gioacchino Di Paola, Alba Fiorentino, Gianluisa Sicignano, Stefania Naccarato, Ruggero Ruggieri, Stefano Cavalleri, Filippo Alongi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute toxicity profiles of a moderate hypofractionated regimen with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in patients with prostate cancer (PC) who underwent radical prostatectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From December 2012 to February 2016, 125 patients, previously having undergone radical prostatectomy, received adjuvant (64 patients) or salvage (61 patients) radiotherapy (RT) inside an institutional protocol of moderate hypofractionation schedule using the VMAT technique (Varian RapidArc, Palo Alto, CA)...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236427/procoagulant-extracellular-vesicles-in-amniotic-fluid
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Lena Hell, Lukas Wisgrill, Cihan Ay, Andreas Spittler, Michael Schwameis, Bernd Jilma, Ingrid Pabinger, Peter Altevogt, Johannes Thaler
Embolization of amniotic fluid (AF) into the blood circulation leads to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Procoagulant phosphatidylserine (PS)- and tissue factor (TF)-exposing extracellular vesicles (EVs) might play an important role in AF embolism-induced DIC. It was the aim of the present study to perform analyses of the procoagulant properties of AF with a panel of functional coagulation assays and flow cytometry. We applied a prothrombinase assay (that quantifies PS exposure on EVs), an EV-associated TF activity assay, a fibrin generation assay, a thrombin generation assay, a whole blood clotting model, and flow cytometry in AF and control plasma...
February 4, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235900/mesenchymal-stromal-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicles-promote-myeloid-biased-multipotent-hematopoietic-progenitor-expansion-via-toll-like-receptor-engagement
#17
Natalya A Goloviznina, Santhosh Chakkaramakkil Verghese, Young Me Yoon, Oleh Taratula, Daniel L Marks, Peter Kurre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235896/pathogenic-huntington-alters-bmp-signaling-and-synaptic-growth-through-local-disruptions-of-endosomal-compartments
#18
Yulia Akbergenova, J Troy Littleton
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) stretch within the Huntingtin (Htt) protein. Pathogenic Htt disrupts multiple neuronal processes, including gene expression, axonal trafficking, proteasome and mitochondrial activity, and intracellular vesicle trafficking. However, the primary pathogenic mechanism and subcellular site of action for mutant Htt are still unclear. Using a Drosophila HD model, we found that pathogenic Htt expression leads to a profound overgrowth of synaptic connections that directly correlates with the levels of Htt at nerve terminals...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235798/the-cytoplasmic-tail-of-l-selectin-interacts-with-the-adaptor-protein-complex-ap-1-subunit-%C3%AE-1a-via-a-novel-basic-binding-motif
#19
Karim Dib, Irina G Tikhonova, Aleksandar Ivetic, Peter Schu
L-selectin regulates leukocyte adhesion and rolling along the endothelium. Proteins binding to the cytoplasmic tail of L-selectin regulate L-selectin functions. We used L-selectin cytoplasmic tail peptide pulldown assays combined with high sensitivity liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to identify novel L-selectin tail binding proteins. Incubation of the L-selectin tail with cell extracts from phorbol myristate acetate-stimulated Raw 264.7 macrophages resulted in the binding of mu1A of the clathrin-coated-vesicle AP-1 complex...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235684/high-sensitivity-detection-and-sorting-of-infectious-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-1-particles-by-flow-virometry
#20
Michał M Bonar, John C Tilton
Detection of viruses by flow cytometry is complicated by their small size. Here, we characterized the ability of a standard (FACSAria II) and a sub-micron flow cytometer (A50 Micro) to resolve HIV-1 viruses. The A50 was superior at resolving small particles but did not reliably distinguish HIV-1, extracellular vesicles, and laser noise by light scatter properties alone. However, single fluorescent HIV-1 particles could readily be detected by both cytometers. Fluorescent particles were sorted and retained infectivity, permitting further exploration of the functional consequences of HIV-1 heterogeneity...
February 21, 2017: Virology
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