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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448961/supported-binary-liposome-vesicle-gold-nanoparticle-for-enhanced-label-free-dna-and-protein-sensing
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Divya Karutha Pandian, Venkataraman Dharuman
Supported binary liposome mixture of cationic liposome N-[1-(2,3-Dioleoyloxy)propyl]-N,N,N-trimethylammonium propane (DOTAP) and the zwitterionic liposome 1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-Glycero-3-Phosphoethanolamine (DOPE) were tethered on thiol monolayers in the absence and presence of gold nanoparticle to enhance sensor stability and sensitivity for label free DNA and protein sensing for the first time. Cysteamine hydrochloride (Cyst), 3-Mercaptopropionic acid (MPA), 11-Mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUDA) and 11-amino-1-undecane thiol (AUT) monolayers were used as tethers on gold surfaces...
April 20, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447802/potential-lipid-lowering-mechanisms-of-biochanin-a
#2
Zhaohui Xue, Qian Zhang, Wancong Yu, Haichao Wen, Xiaonan Hou, Dan Li, Xiaohong Kou
Extensive studies have demonstrated that biochanin A (BCA) has a significant hypolipidemic effect. However, its mechanism of action is not clear. In this context, the effect of BCA on a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced hyperlipidemia in mice was determined. The results showed that treatment with a medium dose of biochanin A (BM) significantly decreased low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) 85% (from 1.196 ± 0.183 to 0.181 ± 0.0778 mM) and total cholesterol (TC) 39% (from 5.983 ± 0.128 to 3.649 ± 0.374 mM) levels, increased lipoprotein lipase (LPL) 96% (from 1...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445176/novel-lipid-modifying-drugs-to-lower-ldl-cholesterol
#3
Arjen J Cupido, Laurens F Reeskamp, John J P Kastelein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Statins have long been the cornerstone for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, because of perceived adverse effects and insufficient efficacy in certain groups of patients, considerable interest exists in the search for alternatives to lower LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), and the recent approvals of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors underlines the success of this quest. Here, we give an updated overview on the most recent developments in the area of LDL-C lowering agents...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443114/tadir1-2-a-wheat-ortholog-of-lipid-transfer-protein-atdir1-contributes-to-negative-regulation-of-wheat-resistance-against-puccinia-striiformis-f-sp-tritici
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Soyed M Ahmed, Peng Liu, Qinghe Xue, Changan Ji, Tuo Qi, Jia Guo, Jun Guo, Zhensheng Kang
Very few LTPs have been shown to act through plasma membrane receptors or to be involved in the hypersensitive response (HR). DIR1, a new type of plant LTP interacts with lipids in vitro, moves to distant tissues during systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and therefore is thought to be involved in long-distance signaling during SAR. However, the exact functions of DIR1 orthologs in cereal species under biotic and abiotic stresses have not been thoroughly defined. In this study, a novel wheat ortholog of the DIR1 gene, TaDIR1-2, was isolated from Suwon11, a Chinese cultivar of wheat and functionally characterized...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440522/-nutrition-management-in-obese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Weihong Tang, Yuhua Chen, Meizhen Pan, Lihua Chen, Lele Zhang, Tingfeng Wang, Xiong Zhang, Peng Zhang, Chengzhu Zheng, Bo Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of nutrition management in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy(LSG). METHODS: Clinical data of 22 obese T2DM patients undergoing LSG from March 2013 to July 2015 in Fudan University Pudong Medical Center were collected. All the patients strictly followed the specialized instruction by nutritionists: diabetic and low calorie diet 3347.2 to 5020.8 kJ (800 to 1200 kcal) per day before the operation; low calorie liquid diet 2510...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435106/comparative-proteome-analysis-of-the-hepatopancreas-from-the-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-under-long-term-low-salinity-stress
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Chang Xu, Erchao Li, Yan Liu, Xiaodan Wang, Jian G Qin, Liqiao Chen
Litopenaeus vannamei is a typical euryhaline decapod model to study the osmoregulation mechanism in crustaceans. The proteomic was undertaken using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification together with the reverse phase in high-performance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry to quantitatively identify the proteins differentially expressed in the hepatopancreas under low salinity stress (3psu) compared with the control salinity (25psu). 533 proteins and 84 differentially expressed proteins were identified including 58 proteins with the 1...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434970/transfer-of-c-terminal-residues-of-human-apolipoprotein-a-i-to-insect-apolipophorin-iii-creates-a-two-domain-chimeric-protein-with-enhanced-lipid-binding-activity
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James V C Horn, Rachel A Ellena, Jesse J Tran, Wendy H J Beck, Vasanthy Narayanaswami, Paul M M Weers
Apolipophorin III (apoLp-III) is an insect apolipoprotein (18kDa) that comprises a single five-helix bundle domain. In contrast, human apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) is a 28kDa two-domain protein: an α-helical N-terminal domain (residues 1-189) and a less structured C-terminal domain (residues 190-243). To better understand the apolipoprotein domain organization, a novel chimeric protein was engineered by attaching residues 179 to 243 of apoA-I to the C-terminal end of apoLp-III. The apoLp-III/apoA-I chimera was successfully expressed and purified in E...
April 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432958/membrane-fusion-between-baculovirus-budded-virus-enveloped-particles-and-giant-liposomes-generated-using-a-droplet-transfer-method-for-the-incorporation-of-recombinant-membrane-proteins
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Misako Nishigami, Takaaki Mori, Masahiro Tomita, Kingo Takiguchi, Kanta Tsumoto
Giant proteoliposomes are generally useful as artificial cell membranes in biochemical and biophysical studies, and various procedures for their preparation have been reported. We present here a novel preparation technique that involves the combination of i) cell-sized lipid vesicles (giant unilamellar vesicles, GUVs) that are generated using the droplet-transfer method, where lipid monolayer-coated water-in-oil microemulsion droplets interact with oil/water interfaces to form enclosed bilayer vesicles, and ii) budded viruses (BVs) of baculovirus (Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus) that express recombinant transmembrane proteins on their envelopes...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431663/effects-of-torcetrapib-and-statin-treatment-on-apoc-iii-and-apoprotein-defined-lipoprotein-subclasses-from-the-illuminate-trial
#9
John Bagdade, Philip Barter, Carmen Quiroga, Pierre Alaupovic
In the ILLUMINATE Trial, treatment with the cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor torcetrapib resulted in a significant increase in both atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events and total mortality which was not explained by changes in the routinely measured plasma lipids. To determine whether alterations in lipoproteins defined by their apoprotein content that are not estimated with conventional laboratory methods contributed to these unexpected events, we measured the apoB- and apoA-containing subclasses in a subgroup of ILLUMINATE participants...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428701/association-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-cetp-gene-629c-a-polymorphism-with-angiographically-proven-atherosclerosis
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Anita Devi, Ritu Singh, Rajni Dawar, Sanjay Tyagi
Association of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) Gene -629C/A Polymorphism with angiographically proven atherosclerosis CETP gene has been linked to CAD risk via its role in HDL and LDL metabolism. There is no agreement of whether CETP is atherogenic or not. Furthermore, various genotypes of CETP gene have been associated with CETP levels and thus with atherosclerosis risk. Our aim was to study the association of CETP -629C/A gene polymorphism with CETP and HDL levels and their association if any with atherosclerosis...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425253/association-of-the-cetp-gene-taqib-and-d442g-polymorphisms-with-essential-hypertension-in-the-chinese-mongolian-population
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Shudong Niu, Xiaoming Tao, Jingping Li, Yongyue Liu, Jian Wang, Mingyu Cong, Keyong Zhang, Wenyu Zhou, Changchun Qiu
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to explore the associations of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene TaqIB and D442G polymorphisms with essential hypertension (EH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, 883 hypertensive patients and 1044 normal controls were randomly selected from the Mongolian population of China. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and direct sequencing of PCR products were used to identify the genotypes. Haplotype analysis was performed by estimating the haplotype frequencies using the online SHEsis package...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417361/methods-for-determining-glycosyltransferase-kinetics
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Maria Ngo, Michael D L Suits
Glycosyltransferases are a class of biosynthetic enzymes that transfer individual activated monosaccharide units to specific acceptors. Colorimetric assays using the detection of released products such as para-nitrophenol and coupled assays for inorganic phosphate detection allow for convenient and quantifiable kinetic characterization. These techniques may be applied to determine the enzymatic activity of glycosyltransferases by indirectly measuring the transfer of nucleotide-activated donor carbohydrate units to various cognate acceptor molecules...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416709/spheres-of-hope-packets-of-doom-the-good-and-bad-of-outer-membrane-vesicles-in-interspecies-and-ecological-dynamics
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Jonathan B Lynch, Rosanna A Alegado
Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) are proteoliposome nanoparticles ubiquitously produced by Gram-negative bacteria. Typically bearing similar composition to the outer membrane and periplasm of the cells from which they are derived, OMVs package an array of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Once considered inconsequential byproducts of bacterial growth, OMVs have since been demonstrated to mediate cellular stress relief, promote horizontal gene transfer and antimicrobial activity, and elicit metazoan inflammation...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412650/comparative-effects-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-inhibition-statin-or-ezetimibe-on-lipid-factors-the-accentuate-trial
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Stephen J Nicholls, Kausik K Ray, Christie M Ballantyne, Lauren A Beacham, Debra L Miller, Giacomo Ruotolo, Steven E Nissen, Jeffrey S Riesmeyer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The optimal approaches to management of patients treated with moderate statin doses on lipid parameters are unknown. The ACCENTUATE study aimed to compare the effects of adding the cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor (CETP) evacetrapib, ezetimibe or increasing statin dose in atorvastatin-treated high-vascular risk patients on lipid parameters. METHODS: 366 patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and/or diabetes were treated with atorvastatin 40 mg/day for 28 days prior to randomization to atorvastatin 40 mg plus evacetrapib 130 mg, atorvastatin 80 mg, atorvastatin 40 mg plus ezetimibe 10 mg or atorvastatin 40 mg plus placebo, daily for 90 days at 64 centers in the United States...
April 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407595/proteo-lipobeads-to-encapsulate-cytochrome-c-oxidase-from-paracoccus-denitrificans
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Andreas F Geiss, Christina Bliem, Pinar Frank, Ciril Reiner-Rozman, Justin Kewney, Michael Boersch, Renate L C Naumann
Proteo-lipobeads (PLBs) are investigated as cell-free model systems to encapsulate membrane proteins such as ion channels and transporters. PLBs are based on nickel nitrile tri-acetic acid (Ni-NTA)-functionalized agarose beads, onto which membrane proteins (MP) are bound via histidine(his)-tag. Composite beads thus obtained (subsequently called proteobeads) are dialyzed in the presence of lipid micelles to form PLBs. As an example we employed cytochrome c oxidase from P. denitrificans with a his-tag fused to the C-terminus of subunitI...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396809/beer-cider-and-wine-allergy
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Rhea A Bansal, Susan Tadros, Amolak S Bansal
Background. Allergy to beer is often due to specific proteins in barley and sometimes to lipid transfer protein. Allergy to wine is frequently due to a sensitivity to grape proteins. We present a rare case of allergy to beer, wine, and cider resulting from IgE reactivity to yeasts and moulds which also explained the patient's additional sensitivity to yeast extracts and blue cheese. Case Presentation. The patient's symptoms included throat and facial itching accompanied by mild wheeze and severe urticaria. Diagnosis of allergy to yeast was confirmed by specific IgE testing as well as that to relevant foods and beverages...
2017: Case Reports in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395732/elucidation-of-the-anti-autophagy-mechanism-of-the-legionella-effector-ravz-using-semisynthetic-lc3-proteins
#17
Aimin Yang, Supansa Pantoom, Yao-Wen Wu
Autophagy is a conserved cellular process involved in the elimination of proteins and organelles. It is also used to combat infection with pathogenic microbes. The intracellular pathogen Legionella pneumophila manipulates autophagy by delivering the effector protein RavZ to deconjugate Atg8/LC3 proteins coupled to phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) on autophagosomal membranes. To understand how RavZ recognizes and deconjugates LC3-PE, we prepared semisynthetic LC3 proteins and elucidated the structures of the RavZ:LC3 interaction...
April 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392161/functional-delivery-of-lipid-conjugated-sirna-by-extracellular-vesicles
#18
Aisling J O'Loughlin, Imre Mäger, Olivier G de Jong, Miguel A Varela, Raymond M Schiffelers, Samir El Andaloussi, Matthew J A Wood, Pieter Vader
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are cell-derived, membranous nanoparticles that mediate intercellular communication by transferring biomolecules, including proteins and RNA, between cells. As a result of their suggested natural capability to functionally deliver RNA, EVs may be harnessed as therapeutic RNA carriers. One major limitation for their translation to therapeutic use is the lack of an efficient, robust, and scalable method to load EVs with RNA molecules of interest. Here, we evaluated and optimized methods to load EVs with cholesterol-conjugated small interfering RNAs (cc-siRNAs) by systematic evaluation of the influence of key parameters, including incubation time, volume, temperature, and EV:cc-siRNA ratio...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386596/grafting-charged-species-to-membrane-embedded-scaffolds-dramatically-increases-the-rate-of-bilayer-flipping
#19
Reid C Van Lehn, Alfredo Alexander-Katz
The cell membrane is a barrier to the passive diffusion of charged molecules due to the chemical properties of the lipid bilayer. Surprisingly, recent experiments have identified processes in which synthetic and biological charged species directly transfer across lipid bilayers on biologically relevant time scales. In particular, amphiphilic nanoparticles have been shown to insert into lipid bilayers, requiring the transport of charged species across the bilayer. The molecular factors facilitating this rapid insertion process remain unknown...
March 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385694/phosphatidylcholine-transfer-protein-stard2-promotes-microvesicular-steatosis-and-liver-injury-in-murine-experimental-steatohepatitis
#20
Hayley Tenielle Nicholls, Jason L Hornick, David E Cohen
Mice fed a methionine and choline deficient (MCD) diet develop steatohepatitis that recapitulates key features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in humans. Phosphatidylcholine is the most abundant phospholipid in the surfactant monolayer that coats and stabilizes lipid droplets within cells, and choline is required for its major biosynthetic pathway. Phosphatidylcholine-transfer protein (PC-TP), which exchanges phosphatidylcholine among membranes, is enriched in hepatocytes. PC-TP also regulates fatty acid metabolism through interactions with thioesterase superfamily member 2...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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