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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433878/effect-of-freshwater-sediment-characteristics-on-the-persistence-of-fecal-indicator-bacteria-and-genetic-markers-within-a-southern-california-watershed
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Amity G Zimmer-Faust, Vanessa Thulsiraj, Catalina Marambio-Jones, Yiping Cao, John F Griffith, Patricia A Holden, Jennifer A Jay
In this study, the aging of culturable FIB and DNA representing genetic markers for Enterococcus spp. (ENT1A), general Bacteroides (GB3), and human-associated Bacteroides (HF183) in freshwater sediments was evaluated. Freshwater sediment was collected from four different sites within the upper and lower reach of the Topanga Creek Watershed and two additional comparator sites within the Santa Monica Bay, for a total of six sites. Untreated (ambient) and oven-dried (reduced microbiota) sediment was inoculated with 5% sewage and artificial freshwater...
April 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429522/globotriaosylsphingosine-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-in-cultured-kidney-cells
#2
Giovana Brondani Biancini, Ana Moira Morás, Luiza Steffens Reinhardt, Franciele Faccio Busatto, Nathalia Denise de Moura Sperotto, Jenifer Saffi, Dinara Jaqueline Moura, Roberto Giugliani, Carmen Regla Vargas
Fabry disease (FD) is a lysosomal disorder caused by mutations leading to a deficient activity α-galactosidase A with progressive and systemic accumulation of its substrates. Substrates deposition is related to tissue damage in FD, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain not completely understood. DNA damage has been associated with disease progression in chronic diseases and was recently described in high levels in Fabry patients. Once renal complications are major morbidity causes in FD, we investigated the effects of the latest biomarker for FD - globotriaosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb3) in a cultured renal lineage - human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293 T) - on DNA damage...
June 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428058/the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-lectin-leca-triggers-host-cell-signalling-by-glycosphingolipid-dependent-phosphorylation-of-the-adaptor-protein-crkii
#3
Shuangshuang Zheng, Thorsten Eierhoff, Sahaja Aigal, Annette Brandel, Roland Thuenauer, Sophie de Bentzmann, Anne Imberty, Winfried Römer
The human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa induces phosphorylation of the adaptor protein CrkII by activating the non-receptor tyrosine kinase Abl to promote its uptake into host cells. So far, specific factors of P. aeruginosa, which induce Abl/CrkII signalling, are entirely unknown. In this research, we employed human lung epithelial cells H1299, Chinese hamster ovary cells and P. aeruginosa wild type strain PAO1 to study the invasion process of P. aeruginosa into host cells by using microbiological, biochemical and cell biological approaches such as Western Blot, immunofluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry...
April 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407026/streptococcal-adhesin-p-sadp-contributes-to-streptococcus-suis-adhesion-to-the-human-intestinal-epithelium
#4
Maria Laura Ferrando, Niels Willemse, Edoardo Zaccaria, Yvonne Pannekoek, Arie van der Ende, Constance Schultsz
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus suis is a zoonotic pathogen, causing meningitis and septicemia. We previously demonstrated that the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is an entry site for zoonotic S. suis infection. Here we studied the contribution of Streptococcal adhesin Protein (SadP) to host-pathogen interaction at GIT level. METHODS: SadP expression in presence of Intestinal Epithelial Cells (IEC) was compared with expression of other virulence factors by measuring transcript levels using quantitative Real Time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402705/interaction-of-factor-h-binding-protein-of-streptococcus-suis-with-globotriaosylceramide-promotes-the-development-of-meningitis
#5
Decong Kong, Zhe Chen, Junping Wang, Qingyu Lv, Hua Jiang, Yuling Zheng, Maokai Xu, Xuyu Zhou, Huaijie Hao, Yongqiang Jiang
Streptococcus suis is an important emerging zoonotic agent that causes acute bacterial meningitis in humans with high mortality and morbidity. Our previous work showed that factor H-binding protein (Fhb) contributed to virulence of S. suis, but the role of Fhb in the development of S. suis meningitis remained unclear. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that Fhb contributed to the traversal of S. suis across the human blood-brain barrier by allelic-exchange mutagenesis, complementation and specific antibody blocking studies...
April 12, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384397/high-risk-screening-for-fabry-disease-analysis-by-tandem-mass-spectrometry-of-globotriaosylceramide-gb3-in-urine-collected-on-filter-paper
#6
Christiane Auray-Blais, Pamela Lavoie, Michel Boutin, Mona Abaoui
Fabry disease is a complex, panethnic lysosomal storage disorder. It is characterized by the accumulation of glycosphingolipids in tissues, organs, the vascular endothelium, and biological fluids. The reported incidence in different populations is quite variable, ranging from 1:1400 to 1:117,000. Its complexity lies in the marked genotypic and phenotypic heterogeneity. Despite the fact that it is an X-linked disease, more than 600 mutations affect both males and females. In fact, some females may be affected as severely as males...
April 6, 2017: Current Protocols in Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360401/mutational-analysis-of-the-gla-gene-in-mexican-families-with-fabry-disease
#7
Bianca Ethel Gutiérrez-Amavizca, Andreas Gal, Rocío Ortíz-Orozco, Ulrich Orth, Ernesto Prado Montes De Oca, Jaime Paul Gutiérrez-Amavizca, Luis E Figuera
Fabry disease (FD) is a lysosomal storage disorder, which develops due to a deficiency in the hydrolytic enzyme, α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A). Alpha-Gal A hydrolyzes glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), and an α-Gal A deficiency leads to Gb3 accumulation in tissues and cells in the body. This pathology is likely to involve multiple systems, but it is generally considered to affect primarily vascular endothelium. In this study, we investigated mutations in the GLA gene, which encodes α-Gal A, in Mexican families with FD...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351893/case-study-on-the-pathophysiology-of-fabry-disease-abnormalities-of-cellular-membranes-can-be-reversed-by-substrate-reduction-in-vitro
#8
Graham Brogden, Hadeel Shammas, Katia Maalouf, Samara L Naim, Gabi Wetzel, Mahdi Amiri, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Anibh M Das, Hassan Y Naim
It is still not entirely clear how a-galactosidase (GAA) deficiency translates into clinical symptoms of Fabry disease (FD). The current communication investigates the effects of the mutation N215S in FD on the trafficking and processing of lysosomal GAA and their potential association with alterations in the membrane lipid composition. Abnormalities in lipid rafts were observed in fibroblasts isolated from a male patient with Fabry disease bearing the mutation N215S. Interestingly, lipid raft analysis revealed that the distribution of cholesterol and flotillin-2 are distinctly altered in the Fabry fibroblasts when compared to that of wild type cells...
March 28, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348716/understanding-protein-structure-deformation-on-the-surface-of-gold-nanoparticles-of-varying-size
#9
Karen E Woods, Y Randika Perera, Mackenzie B Davidson, Chloe A Wilks, Dinesh K Yadav, Nicholas C Fitzkee
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been of recent interest due to their unique optical properties and their biocompatibility. Biomolecules spontaneously adsorb to their surface, a trait that could potentially be exploited for drug targeting. Currently, it is unclear whether protein-AuNP interactions at the nanoparticle surface are dependent on nanoparticle size. In this work, we investigate whether varying surface curvature can induce protein unfolding and multilayer binding in citrate-coated AuNPs of various sizes...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340804/preliminary-screening-results-of-fabry-disease-in-kidney-transplantation-patients-a-single-center-study
#10
M Yılmaz, S K Uçar, G Aşçı, E Canda, F A Tan, C Hoşcoşkun, M Çoker, H Töz
Fabry disease (FD) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficiency of alfa-galactosidase A (AGALA) and leads to progressive impairment of renal function in almost all male patients and in a significant proportion of female patients. FD is underdiagnosed or even misdiagnosed in patients undergoing kidney transplantation. We initiated a selective screening study for FD among kidney transplant patients in our center. In this study, 1095 male and female patients were included. Dried blood samples on Guthrie papers were used to analyze galactosidase A enzyme for male patients...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286915/cross-correlated-relaxation-rates-between-protein-backbone-h-x-dipolar-interactions
#11
Beat Vögeli
The relaxation interference between dipole-dipole interactions of two separate spin pairs carries structural and dynamics information. In particular, when compared to individual dynamic behavior of those spin pairs, such cross-correlated relaxation (CCR) rates report on the correlation between the spin pairs. We have recently mapped out correlated motion along the backbone of the protein GB3, using CCR rates among and between consecutive H(N)-N and H(α)-C(α) dipole-dipole interactions. Here, we provide a detailed account of the measurement of the four types of CCR rates...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276057/the-mutation-p-d313y-is-associated-with-organ-manifestation-in-fabry-disease
#12
M du Moulin, A F Koehn, A Golsari, S Dulz, Y Atiskova, M Patten, J Münch, M Avanesov, K Ullrich, N Muschol
Fabry disease is a multisystem lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the GLA gene. The clinical significance of the mutation p.D313Y is still under debate. Retrospective chart analysis of clinical (neurological, cardiac, renal, ophthalmological), genetic, and biochemical (lyso-globotriaosylsphingosine, lyso-Gb3; enzyme activity) data was done in all our patients carrying the p.D313Y mutation. Fourteen patients from 5 families (10 female, 4 male; age range 10-51) were included. Symptoms and organ manifestations compatible with Fabry disease could be identified in 10 patients...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274429/pectic-oligosaccharide-structure-function-relationships-prebiotics-inhibitors-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-adhesion-and-reduction-of-shiga-toxin-cytotoxicity-in-ht29-cells
#13
Rong Di, Malathi S Vakkalanka, Chatchaya Onumpai, Hoa K Chau, Andre White, Robert A Rastall, Kit Yam, Arland T Hotchkiss
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing, food-contaminating Escherichia coli (STEC) is a major health concern. Plant-derived pectin and pectic-oligosaccharides (POS) have been considered as prebiotics and for the protection of humans from Stx. Of five structurally different citrus pectic samples, POS1, POS2 and modified citrus pectin 1 (MCP1) were bifidogenic with similar fermentabilities in human faecal cultures and arabinose-rich POS2 had the greatest prebiotic potential. Pectic oligosaccharides also enhanced lactobacilli growth during mixed batch faecal fermentation...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191815/bladder-cancer-cell-growth-and-motility-implicate-cannabinoid-2-receptor-mediated-modifications-of-sphingolipids-metabolism
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Arianna Bettiga, Massimo Aureli, Giorgia Colciago, Valentina Murdica, Marco Moschini, Roberta Lucianò, Daniel Canals, Yusuf Hannun, Petter Hedlund, Giovanni Lavorgna, Renzo Colombo, Rosaria Bassi, Maura Samarani, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia, Fabio Benigni
The inhibitory effects demonstrated by activation of cannabinoid receptors (CB) on cancer proliferation and migration may also play critical roles in controlling bladder cancer (BC). CB expression on human normal and BC specimens was tested by immunohistochemistry. Human BC cells RT4 and RT112 were challenged with CB agonists and assessed for proliferation, apoptosis, and motility. Cellular sphingolipids (SL) constitution and metabolism were evaluated after metabolic labelling. CB1-2 were detected in BC specimens, but only CB2 was more expressed in the tumour...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165371/protection-against-shiga-toxins
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REVIEW
Simona Kavaliauskiene, Anne Berit Dyve Lingelem, Tore Skotland, Kirsten Sandvig
Shiga toxins consist of an A-moiety and five B-moieties able to bind the neutral glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) on the cell surface. To intoxicate cells efficiently, the toxin A-moiety has to be cleaved by furin and transported retrogradely to the Golgi apparatus and to the endoplasmic reticulum. The enzymatically active part of the A-moiety is then translocated to the cytosol, where it inhibits protein synthesis and in some cell types induces apoptosis. Protection of cells can be provided either by inhibiting binding of the toxin to cells or by interfering with any of the subsequent steps required for its toxic effect...
February 3, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157301/computing-the-rotational-diffusion-of-biomolecules-via-molecular-dynamics-simulation-and-quaternion-orientations
#16
Po-Chia Chen, Maggy Hologne, Olivier Walker
Rotational diffusion (Drot) is a fundamental property of biomolecules that contains information about molecular dimensions and solute-solvent interactions. While ab initio Drot prediction can be achieved by explicit all-atom molecular dynamics simulations, this is hindered by both computational expense and limitations in water models. We propose coarse-grained force fields as a complementary solution, and show that the MARTINI force field with elastic networks is sufficient to compute Drot in >10 proteins spanning 5-157 kDa...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116130/glycosphingolipid-storage-in-fabry-mice-extends-beyond-globotriaosylceramide-and-is-affected-by-abcb1-depletion
#17
Mustafa A Kamani, Philippe Provençal, Michel Boutin, Natalia Pacienza, Xin Fan, Anton Novak, Tonny C Huang, Beth Binnington, Bryan C Au, Christiane Auray-Blais, Clifford A Lingwood, Jeffrey A Medin
AIM: Fabry disease is caused by α-galactosidase A deficiency leading to accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) in tissues. Clinical manifestations do not appear to correlate with total Gb3 levels. Studies examining tissue distribution of specific acyl chain species of Gb3 and upstream glycosphingolipids are lacking. MATERIAL & METHODS/RESULTS: Thorough characterization of the Fabry mouse sphingolipid profile by LC-MS revealed unique Gb3 acyl chain storage profiles...
December 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108302/biomarkers-associated-with-clinical-manifestations-in-fabry-disease-patients-with-a-late-onset-cardiac-variant-mutation
#18
Christiane Auray-Blais, Pamela Lavoie, Michel Boutin, Aimé Ntwari, Ting-Rong Hsu, Chun-Kai Huang, Dau-Ming Niu
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is a lysosomal storage disorder with an incidence of 1:1600 for the late-onset IVS4+919G>A cardiac variant mutation in Taiwan. Signs and symptoms of this cardiac variant include left ventricular hypertrophy, mitral insufficiency and/or arrhythmias. The search for biomarkers that might predict the clinical outcomes and guide treatment options is important. We thus investigated relationships between Fabry disease biomarkers (such as globotriaosylceramide (Gb3), globotriaosylsphingosine (lyso-Gb3)/related analogues) and age, gender, enzyme activity, clinical manifestations and severity of the disease in these patients...
March 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087245/the-severe-clinical-phenotype-for-a-heterozygous-fabry-female-patient-correlates-to-the-methylation-of-non-mutated-allele-associated-with-chromosome-10q26-deletion-syndrome
#19
Mohammad Arif Hossain, Hiroko Yanagisawa, Takashi Miyajima, Chen Wu, Ayumi Takamura, Keiko Akiyama, Rina Itagaki, Kaoru Eto, Takeo Iwamoto, Takayuki Yokoi, Kenji Kurosawa, Hironao Numabe, Yoshikatsu Eto
Heterozygous Fabry females usually have an attenuated form of Fabry disease, causing them to be symptomatic; however, in rare cases, they can present with a severe phenotype. In this study, we report on a 37-year-old woman with acroparesthesia, a dysmorphic face, left ventricular hypertrophy, and intellectual disability. Her father had Fabry disease and died due to chronic renal and congestive cardiac failure. Her paternal uncle had chronic renal failure and intellectual disability, and her paternal aunt was affected with congestive cardiac failure...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075357/correlations-between-endomyocardial-biopsies-and-cardiac-manifestations-in-taiwanese-patients-with-the-chinese-hotspot-ivs4-919g-a-mutation-data-from-the-fabry-outcome-survey
#20
Ting-Rong Hsu, Fu-Pang Chang, Tzu-Hung Chu, Shih-Hsien Sung, Svetlana Bizjajeva, Wen-Chung Yu, Dau-Ming Niu
We retrospectively evaluated correlations between cardiac manifestations and globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) accumulation in cardiomyocytes from Taiwanese patients with Fabry disease and the IVS4+919G>A (IVS4) mutation who underwent endomyocardial biopsy (Shire; Fabry Outcome Survey data; extracted January 2015). Of 24 males and six females (median age [Q1; Q3] at biopsy 60.4 [57.4; 64.1] and 61.3 [60.4; 65.1] years, respectively), 13 males (54.2%) and five females (83.3%) received agalsidase alfa enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) before biopsy...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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