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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224261/determination-of-glucose-exchange-rates-and-permeability-of-erythrocyte-membrane-in-preeclampsia-and-subsequent-oxidative-stress-related-protein-damage-using-dynamic-19-f-nmr
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Elizabeth Dickinson, John R P Arnold, Julie Fisher
The cause of the pregnancy condition preeclampsia (PE) is thought to be endothelial dysfunction caused by oxidative stress. As abnormal glucose tolerance has also been associated with PE, we use a fluorinated-mimic of this metabolite to establish whether any oxidative damage to lipids and proteins in the erythrocyte membrane has increased cell membrane permeability. Data were acquired using (19)F Dynamic-NMR (DNMR) to measure exchange of 3-fluoro-3-deoxyglucose (3-FDG) across the membrane of erythrocytes from 10 pregnant women (5 healthy control women, and 5 from women suffering from PE)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218273/discovery-of-the-first-dual-inhibitor-of-the-5-lipoxygenase-activating-protein-and-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-using-pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening
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Veronika Temml, Ulrike Garscha, Erik Romp, Gregor Schubert, Jana Gerstmeier, Zsofia Kutil, Barbara Matuszczak, Birgit Waltenberger, Hermann Stuppner, Oliver Werz, Daniela Schuster
Leukotrienes (LTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators derived from arachidonic acid (AA) with roles in inflammatory and allergic diseases. The biosynthesis of LTs is initiated by transfer of AA via the 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) to 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO). FLAP inhibition abolishes LT formation exerting anti-inflammatory effects. The soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) converts AA-derived anti-inflammatory epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) to dihydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (di-HETEs). Its inhibition consequently also counteracts inflammation...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209172/evaluation-of-the-contribution-of-the-transmembrane-region-to-the-ectodomain-conformation-of-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein
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Hanh T Nguyen, Navid Madani, Haitao Ding, Emerald Elder, Amy Princiotto, Christopher Gu, Patrice Darby, James Alin, Alon Herschhorn, John C Kappes, Youdong Mao, Joseph G Sodroski
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) envelope glycoprotein (Env), a Type 1 transmembrane protein, assembles into a trimeric spike complex that mediates virus entry into host cells. The high potential energy of the metastable, unliganded Env trimer is maintained by multiple non-covalent contacts among the gp120 exterior and gp41 transmembrane Env subunits. Structural studies suggest that the gp41 transmembrane region forms a left-handed coiled coil that contributes to the Env trimer interprotomer contacts...
February 16, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207780/analyzing-pepsin-degradation-assay-conditions-used-for-allergenicity-assessments-to-ensure-that-pepsin-susceptible-and-pepsin-resistant-dietary-proteins-are-distinguishable
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Rong Wang, Thomas C Edrington, S Bradley Storrs, Kathleen S Crowley, Jason M Ward, Thomas C Lee, Zi L Liu, Bin Li, Kevin C Glenn
The susceptibility of a dietary protein to proteolytic degradation by digestive enzymes, such as gastric pepsin, provides information on the likelihood of systemic exposure to a structurally intact and biologically active macromolecule, thus informing on the safety of proteins for human and animal consumption. Therefore, the purpose of standardized in vitro degradation studies that are performed during protein safety assessments is to distinguish whether proteins of interest are susceptible or resistant to pepsin degradation via a study design that enables study-to-study comparison...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202648/living-in-flowing-water-increases-resistance-to-ultraviolet-b-radiation
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Ensiyeh Ghanizadeh-Kazerouni, Craig E Franklin, Frank Seebacher
Ultraviolet B radiation (UV-B) is an important environmental driver that can affect locomotor performance negatively by inducing production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Prolonged regular exercise increases antioxidant activities, which may alleviate the negative effects of UV-B-induced ROS. Animals naturally performing exercise, such as humans performing regular exercise or fish living in flowing water, may therefore be more resilient to the negative effects of UV-B. We tested this hypothesis in a fully factorial experiment, where we exposed mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) to UV-B and control (no UV-B) conditions in flowing and still water...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202504/expression-profiling-of-circulating-microvesicles-reveals-intercellular-transmission-of-oncogenic-pathways
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Gloria Milani, Tobia Lana, Silvia Bresolin, Sanja Aveic, Anna Pasto, Chiara Frasson, Geertruy Te Kronnie
: Circulating microvesicles (MVs) have been described as important players in cell-to-cell communication carrying biological information under normal or pathological condition. MVs released by cancer cells may incorporate diverse biomolecules (e.g. active lipids, proteins and RNA) which can be delivered and internalized by recipient cells, potentially altering gene expression of recipient cells and eventually impacting disease progression. Leukemia in vitro model systems were used to investigate MVs as vehicles of protein-coding messages...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193797/mediterranean-diet-improves-high-density-lipoprotein-function-in-high-cardiovascular-risk-individuals-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Álvaro Hernáez, Olga Castañer, Roberto Elosua, Xavier Pintó, Ramón Estruch, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, Fernando Arós, Lluis Serra-Majem, Miquel Fiol, Manuel Ortega-Calvo, Emilio Ros, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Rafael de la Torre, M Carmen López-Sabater, Montserrat Fitó
BACKGROUND: The biological functions of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) contribute to explaining the cardioprotective role of the lipoprotein beyond quantitative HDL cholesterol levels. A few small-scale interventions with a single antioxidant have improved some HDL functions. However, to date, no long-term, large-scale, randomized controlled trial has been conducted to assess the effects of an antioxidant-rich dietary pattern (such as a traditional Mediterranean diet [TMD]) on HDL function in humans...
February 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185927/evidence-of-proteolipid-domain-formation-in-an-inner-mitochondrial-membrane-mimicking-model
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Mouhedine Cheniour, Jonathan Brewer, Luis Bagatolli, Olivier Marcillat, Thierry Granjon
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial Creatine kinase (mtCK) is highly abundant in mitochondria; its quantity is equimolecular to the Adenylic Nucleotide Translocator and represents 1% of the mitochondrial proteins. It is a multitask protein localized in the mitochondria intermembrane space where it binds to the specific cardiolipin (CL) phospholipid. If mtCK was initially thought to be exclusively implicated in energy transfer between mitochondria and cytosol through a mechanism referred to as the phosphocreatine shuttle, several recent studies suggested an additional role in maintaining mitochondria membrane structure...
February 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185350/development-of-a-strategy-for-the-total-chemical-synthesis-of-an-allergenic-protein-the-peach-ltp-pru-p-3
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Sofie Buhler, Jaap H Akkerdaas, Thelma A Pertinhez, Ronald Van Ree, Arnaldo Dossena, Stefano Sforza, Tullia Tedeschi
The possibility to obtain allergenic proteins by means of total chemical synthesis would be a big step forward in the development of cures to food allergy and in the study of the mechanism of allergic reactions, because this would allow to achieve control at the molecular level over the structure of the product and to study its relationship with the allergenic activity in fine details. This is instead not possible by using allergens produced by extraction from natural sources or by recombinant DNA techniques...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183446/genetic-ablation-of-phosphatidylcholine-transfer-protein-stard2-in-ob-ob-mice-improves-glucose-tolerance-without-increasing-energy-expenditure
#10
Tibor I Krisko, Katherine B LeClair, David E Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Phosphatidylcholine transfer protein (PC-TP; synonym StarD2) is highly expressed in liver and oxidative tissues. PC-TP promotes hepatic glucose production during fasting and aggravates glucose intolerance in high fat fed mice. However, because PC-TP also suppresses thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT), its direct contribution to obesity-associated diabetes in mice remains unclear. Here we examined the effects of genetic PC-TP ablation on glucose homeostasis in leptin-deficient ob/ob mice, which exhibit both diabetes and altered thermoregulation...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161956/assessment-of-natural-variability-of-maize-lipid-transfer-protein-using-a-validated-sandwich-elisa
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Xin Gu, Thomas Lee, Tao Geng, Kang Liu, Richard Thoma, Kathleen Crowley, Thomas Edrington, Jason M Ward, Yongcheng Wang, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Erin Bell, Kevin C Glenn
Lipid transfer protein (LTP) is the main causative agent for rare food allergic reactions to maize. This paper describes a new, validated ELISA that accurately measures maize LTP concentrations from 0.2 to 6.4 ng/mL. The levels of LTP ranged from 171 to 865 μg/g of grain, a 5.1-fold difference, across a set of 49 samples of maize B73 hybrids derived from the Nested Association Mapping (NAM) founder lines and a diverse collection of landrace accessions from North and South America. A second set of 107 unique samples from 18 commercial hybrids grown over two years across 10 U...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160513/the-clinical-and-immunological-effects-of-pru-p-3-slit-on-peach-and-peanut-allergy-in-patients-with-systemic-reactions
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F Gomez, G Bogas, M Gonzalez, P Campo, M Salas, A Diaz-Perales, M J Rodriguez, A Prieto, D Barber, M Blanca, M J Torres, C Mayorga
BACKGROUND: The peach non-specific lipid transfer protein (nsLTP), Pru p 3, is the primary sensitizer in fruits and responsible for severe reactions in the Mediterranean area. Peach allergy is frequently associated with other allergies such as peanut. Therefore, it is important to assess how specific immunotherapy to Pru p 3 could affect both peach and peanut tolerance. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate peach and peanut desensitization and immunological changes after one year of Pru p 3 sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in patients with systemic allergic reactions to peach and/or peanut...
February 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159772/%C3%AE-tocopherol-transfer-protein-mediates-protective-hypercapnia-in-murine-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
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Gail Otulakowski, Doreen Engelberts, Hajime Arima, Hiroyuki Hirate, Hülya Bayir, Martin Post, Brian P Kavanagh
RATIONALE: Hypercapnia is common in mechanically ventilated patients. Experimentally, 'therapeutic hypercapnia' can protect, but it can also cause harm, depending on the mechanism of injury. Hypercapnia suppresses multiple signalling pathways. Previous investigations have examined mechanisms that were known a priori, but only a limited number of pathways, each suppressed by CO2, have been reported. OBJECTIVE: Because of the complexity and interdependence of processes in acute lung injury, this study sought to fill in knowledge gaps using an unbiased screen, aiming to identify a specifically upregulated pathway...
February 3, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155609/pathophysiology-of-diabetic-dyslipidaemia
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Theodosios Filippatos, Vasilios Tsimihodimos, Eleni Pappa, Moses Elisaf
Patients with diabetes usually exhibit diabetic dyslipidaemia. The aim of the review is to present the quantitative and qualitative alterations of lipids and lipoproteins and the associated mechanisms in patients with diabetic dyslipidaemia. The main quantitative changes observed in patients with diabetic dyslipidaemia are increased triglycerides and decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Qualitative abnormalities mainly include increased small dense low-density lipoprotein particles (despite similar serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels as non-diabetic subjects) and alterations in the apolipoprotein content of HDL particles...
January 31, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152052/choline-and-methionine-differentially-alter-methyl-carbon-metabolism-in-bovine-neonatal-hepatocytes
#15
Tawny L Chandler, Heather M White
Intersections in hepatic methyl group metabolism pathways highlights potential competition or compensation of methyl donors. The objective of this experiment was to examine the expression of genes related to methyl group transfer and lipid metabolism in response to increasing concentrations of choline chloride (CC) and DL-methionine (DLM) in primary neonatal hepatocytes that were or were not exposed to fatty acids (FA). Primary hepatocytes isolated from 4 neonatal Holstein calves were maintained as monolayer cultures for 24 h before treatment with CC (61, 128, 2028, and 4528 μmol/L) and DLM (16, 30, 100, 300 μmol/L), with or without a 1 mmol/L FA cocktail in a factorial arrangement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142333/identification-of-the-active-protein-in-rice-bran-protein-having-an-inhibitory-activity-of-cholesterol-micellar-solubility
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Jilite Wang, Masaya Shimada, Satoshi Nagaoka
In our previous study, rice bran protein (RBP) inhibited cholesterol micellar solubility in vitro and decreased serum cholesterol level in rats. In the present study, RBP was separated and purified by size-exclusion chromatography and reversed-phase chromatography. The active protein of RBP related to cholesterol micellar solubility was identified as lectin and non-specific lipid-transfer protein 1 using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis.
February 1, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140736/antihyperlipidaemic-effect-of-triterpenic-acid-enriched-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-leaves-in-hyperlipidaemic-rats
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Zhengfeng Wu, Tianhong Gao, Rongling Zhong, Zi Lin, Cuihua Jiang, Sheng Ouyang, Ming Zhao, Chuntao Che, Jian Zhang, Zhiqi Yin
CONTEXT: Cyclocarya paliurus (Batal) Iljinskaja (Juglandaceae) is an edible and medicinal plant; the leaves are used in Chinese folkloric medicine to treat dyslipidaemia and diabetes. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the antihyperlipidaemic potential of the triterpenic acid-enriched fraction (TAE) from C. paliurus and the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The hyperlipidaemic rats were induced by high fat diet for 6 weeks. After oral administration of TAE (200 and 400 mg/kg), the neutral fraction (150 and 300 mg/kg) and statin (4 mg/kg) to the hyperlipidaemic rats for 4 weeks, lipid profile and apolipoprotein (apoB48) level in plasma, and the expression levels of apoB48, microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP), phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in intestine were examined...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137659/smuggling-gold-nanoparticles-across-cell-types-a-new-role-for-exosomes-in-gene-silencing
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Catarina Roma-Rodrigues, Francisca Pereira, António P Alves de Matos, Marta Fernandes, Pedro V Baptista, Alexandra R Fernandes
Once released to the extracellular space, exosomes enable the transfer of proteins, lipids and RNA between different cells, being able to modulate the recipient cells' phenotypes. Members of the Rab small GTP-binding protein family, such as RAB27A, are responsible for the coordination of several steps in vesicle trafficking, including budding, mobility, docking and fusion. The use of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for gene silencing is considered a cutting-edge technology. Here, AuNPs were functionalized with thiolated oligonucleotides anti-RAB27A (AuNP@PEG@anti-RAB27A) for selective silencing of the gene with a consequent decrease of exosomes´ release by MCF-7 and MDA-MB-453 cells...
January 27, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132686/decreased-stard10-expression-is-associated-with-defective-insulin-secretion-in-humans-and-mice
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Gaelle R Carrat, Ming Hu, Marie-Sophie Nguyen-Tu, Pauline Chabosseau, Kyle J Gaulton, Martijn van de Bunt, Afshan Siddiq, Mario Falchi, Matthias Thurner, Mickaël Canouil, Francois Pattou, Isabelle Leclerc, Timothy J Pullen, Matthew C Cane, Priyanka Prabhala, William Greenwald, Anke Schulte, Piero Marchetti, Mark Ibberson, Patrick E MacDonald, Jocelyn E Manning Fox, Anna L Gloyn, Philippe Froguel, Michele Solimena, Mark I McCarthy, Guy A Rutter
Genetic variants near ARAP1 (CENTD2) and STARD10 influence type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. The risk alleles impair glucose-induced insulin secretion and, paradoxically but characteristically, are associated with decreased proinsulin:insulin ratios, indicating improved proinsulin conversion. Neither the identity of the causal variants nor the gene(s) through which risk is conferred have been firmly established. Whereas ARAP1 encodes a GTPase activating protein, STARD10 is a member of the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR)-related lipid transfer protein family...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128295/rna-helicase-ddx3-maintains-lipid-homeostasis-through-upregulation-of-the-microsomal-triglyceride-transfer-protein-by-interacting-with-hnf4-and-shp
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Tsung-Yuan Tsai, Wei-Ting Wang, Hao-Kang Li, Wei-Ju Chen, Yu-Hong Tsai, Chi-Hong Chao, Yan-Hwa Wu Lee
Multifunctional RNA helicase DDX3 participates in HCV infection, one of the major causes of hepatic steatosis. Here, we investigated the role of DDX3 in hepatic lipid metabolism. We found that HCV infection severely reduced DDX3 expression. Analysis of intracellular triglyceride and secreted ApoB indicated that lipid accumulations were increased while ApoB secretion were decreased in DDX3 knockdown HuH7 and HepG2 cell lines. Down-regulation of DDX3 significantly decreased protein and transcript expression of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP), a key regulator of liver lipid homeostasis...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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