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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286915/cross-correlated-relaxation-rates-between-protein-backbone-h-x-dipolar-interactions
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058828/quinary-interactions-weaken-the-electric-field-generated-by-protein-side-chain-charges-in-the-cell-like-environment
#11
Ning Zhang, Liaoyuan An, Jingwen Li, Zhijun Liu, Lishan Yao
The intramolecular electric field (e-field) generated by protein GB3 side-chain charges K/E10, K/E19, and D/K40 was measured in the absence or presence of macromolecular crowding. The e-field responds differently to different crowding agents-dextran, Ficoll, BSA, and E. coli cell lysate. Dextran and Ficoll have no effect on the e-field. The lysate generally weakens the e-field but the amplitude of weakening varies greatly. For example, the e-field by K19 is reduced by 67% in the presence of 90 g/L lysate, corresponding to a charge change from 0...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053117/gb3-0-a-platform-for-plant-bio-design-that-connects-functional-dna-elements-with-associated-biological-data
#12
Marta Vazquez-Vilar, Alfredo Quijano-Rubio, Asun Fernandez-Del-Carmen, Alejandro Sarrion-Perdigones, Rocio Ochoa-Fernandez, Peio Ziarsolo, José Blanca, Antonio Granell, Diego Orzaez
Modular DNA assembly simplifies multigene engineering in Plant Synthetic Biology. Furthermore, the recent adoption of a common syntax to facilitate the exchange of plant DNA parts (phytobricks) is a promising strategy to speed up genetic engineering. Following this lead, here, we present a platform for plant biodesign that incorporates functional descriptions of phytobricks obtained under pre-defined experimental conditions, and systematically registers the resulting information as metadata for documentation...
January 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049500/metabolic-progression-to-clinical-phenotype-in-classic-fabry-disease
#13
Marco Spada, David Kasper, Veronica Pagliardini, Elisa Biamino, Silvana Giachero, Francesco Porta
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder due to α-galactosidase A (α-Gal A) deficiency. Clinical onset of Fabry disease is preceded by significant storage of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) and related glycosphingolipids, but the extent of the metabolic progression before symptoms is unknown. Using a newly recognized effector and marker of Fabry disease, globotriaosylsphingosine (LysoGb3), we aimed to provide a metabolic picture of classic Fabry disease from the neonatal period to childhood...
January 3, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992211/automated-fragmentation-polarizable-embedding-density-functional-theory-pe-dft-calculations-of-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-nmr-shielding-constants-of-proteins-with-application-to-chemical-shift-predictions
#14
Casper Steinmann, Lars Andersen Bratholm, Jógvan Magnus Haugaard Olsen, Jacob Kongsted
Full-protein nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) shielding constants based on ab initio calculations are desirable, because they can assist in elucidating protein structures from NMR experiments. In this work, we present NMR shielding constants computed using a new automated fragmentation (J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 10380-10388) approach in the framework of polarizable embedding density functional theory. We extend our previous work to give both basis set recommendations and comment on how large the quantum mechanical region should be to successfully compute (13)C NMR shielding constants that are comparable with experiment...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983599/using-crispr-cas9-mediated-gla-gene-knockout-as-an-in-vitro-drug-screening-model-for-fabry-disease
#15
Hui-Yung Song, Huai-Chih Chiang, Wei-Lien Tseng, Ping Wu, Chian-Shiu Chien, Hsin-Bang Leu, Yi-Ping Yang, Mong-Lien Wang, Yuh-Jyh Jong, Chung-Hsuan Chen, Wen-Chung Yu, Shih-Hwa Chiou
The CRISPR/Cas9 Genome-editing system has revealed promising potential for generating gene mutation, deletion, and correction in human cells. Application of this powerful tool in Fabry disease (FD), however, still needs to be explored. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), a regular administration of recombinant human α Gal A (rhα-GLA), is a currently available and effective treatment to clear the accumulated Gb3 in FD patients. However, the short half-life of rhα-GLA in human body limits its application. Moreover, lack of an appropriate in vitro disease model restricted the high-throughput screening of drugs for improving ERT efficacy...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960098/enzymatic-synthesis-of-human-blood-group-p1-pentasaccharide-antigen
#16
Dawa Tsering, Congcong Chen, Jinfeng Ye, Zhipeng Han, Bai-Qian Jing, Xian-Wei Liu, Xi Chen, Fengshan Wang, Peixue Ling, Hongzhi Cao
The enzymatic synthesis of biologically important and structurally unique human P1PK blood group type P1 pentasaccharide antigen is described. This synthesis features a three-step sequential one-pot multienzyme (OPME) glycosylation for the stepwise enzymatic chain elongation of readily available lactoside acceptor with cheap and commercially available galactose and N-acetylglucosamine as donor precursors. This enzymatic synthesis provides an operationally simple approach to access P1 pentasaccharide and its structurally related Gb3 and P1 trisaccharide epitopes...
January 13, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943675/mechanism-of-shiga-toxin-clustering-on-membranes
#17
Weria Pezeshkian, Haifei Gao, Senthil Arumugam, Ulrike Becken, Patricia Bassereau, Jean-Claude Florent, John Hjort Ipsen, Ludger Johannes, Julian C Shillcock
The bacterial Shiga toxin interacts with its cellular receptor, the glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3 or CD77), as a first step to entering target cells. Previous studies have shown that toxin molecules cluster on the plasma membrane, despite the apparent lack of direct interactions between them. The precise mechanism by which this clustering occurs remains poorly defined. Here, we used vesicle and cell systems and computer simulations to show that line tension due to curvature, height, or compositional mismatch, and lipid or solvent depletion cannot drive the clustering of Shiga toxin molecules...
January 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938475/imbalanced-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-mitochondrial-antioxidant-sod2-in-fabry-disease-specific-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-differentiated-vascular-endothelial-cells
#18
Wei-Lien Tseng, Shih-Jie Chou, Huai-Chih Chiang, Mong-Lien Wang, Chian-Shiu Chien, Kuan-Hsuan Chen, Hsin-Bang Leu, Chien-Ying Wang, Yuh-Lih Chang, Yung-Yang Liu, Yuh-Jyh Jong, Shinn-Zong Lin, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Shing-Jong Lin, Wen-Chung Yu
Fabry disease (FD) is an X-linked inherited lysosomal storage disease caused by α-galactosidase A (GLA) deficiency. Progressive intracellular accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) is considered to be pathogenically responsible for the phenotype variability of FD that causes cardiovascular dysfunction; however, molecular mechanisms underlying the impairment of FD-associated cardiovascular tissues remain unclear. In this study, we reprogrammed human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from peripheral blood cells of patients with FD (FD-iPSCs); subsequently differentiated them into vascular endothelial-like cells (FD-ECs) expressing CD31, VE-cadherin, and vWF; and investigated their ability to form vascular tube-like structures...
March 13, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935765/gb3-binding-lectins-as-potential-carriers-for-transcellular-drug-delivery
#19
Stefan K Müller, Isabel Wilhelm, Thomas Schubert, Katharina Zittlau, Anne Imberty, Josef Madl, Thorsten Eierhoff, Roland Thuenauer, Winfried Römer
OBJECTIVES: Epithelial cell layers as well as endothelia forming the blood-brain barrier can drastically reduce the efficiency of drug targeting. Our goal was to investigate lectins recognizing the glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) for their potential as carriers for transcytotic drug delivery. METHODS: We utilized an in vitro model based on Madin-Darby canine kidney cells transfected with Gb3 synthase to characterize transcytosis of the Gb3-binding lectins LecA from Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the B-subunit of Shiga toxin (StxB)...
December 16, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851774/skin-globotriaosylceramide-3-load-is-increased-in-men-with-advanced-fabry-disease
#20
Nurcan Üçeyler, Nils Schröter, Waldemar Kafke, Daniela Kramer, Christoph Wanner, Frank Weidemann, Claudia Sommer
BACKGROUND: The X-chromosomally linked life-limiting Fabry disease (FD) is associated with deposits of the sphingolipid globotriaosylceramide 3 (Gb3) in various tissues. Skin is easily accessible and may be used as an additional diagnostic and follow-up medium. Our aims were to visualize skin Gb3 deposits in FD patients applying immunofluorescence and to determine if cutaneous Gb3 load correlates with disease severity. METHODS: At our Fabry Center for Interdisciplinary Therapy we enrolled 84 patients with FD and 27 healthy controls...
2016: PloS One
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