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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919066/designed-proteins-induce-the-formation-of-nanocage-containing-extracellular-vesicles
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Jörg Votteler, Cassandra Ogohara, Sue Yi, Yang Hsia, Una Nattermann, David M Belnap, Neil P King, Wesley I Sundquist
Complex biological processes are often performed by self-organizing nanostructures comprising multiple classes of macromolecules, such as ribosomes (proteins and RNA) or enveloped viruses (proteins, nucleic acids and lipids). Approaches have been developed for designing self-assembling structures consisting of either nucleic acids or proteins, but strategies for engineering hybrid biological materials are only beginning to emerge. Here we describe the design of self-assembling protein nanocages that direct their own release from human cells inside small vesicles in a manner that resembles some viruses...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913887/transcriptomics-analysis-of-hulless-barley-during-grain-development-with-a-focus-on-starch-biosynthesis
#2
Yawei Tang, Xingquan Zeng, Yulin Wang, Lijun Bai, Qijun Xu, Zexiu Wei, Hongjun Yuan, Tashi Nyima
Hulless barley, with its unique nutritional value and potential health benefits, has increasingly attracted attentions in recent years. However, the transcription dynamics during hulless barley grain development is not well understood. In the present study, we investigated the transcriptome changes during barley grain development using Illumina paired-end RNA-sequencing. Two datasets of the developing grain transcriptomes from two barley landraces with the differential seed starch synthesis traits were generated, and comparative transcriptome approach in both genotypes was performed...
December 2, 2016: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909699/aav-mediated-sirt1-overexpression-in-skeletal-muscle-activates-oxidative-capacity-but-does-not-prevent-insulin-resistance
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Laia Vilà, Carles Roca, Ivet Elias, Alba Casellas, Ricardo Lage, Sylvie Franckhauser, Fatima Bosch
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by triglyceride accumulation and reduced lipid oxidation capacity in skeletal muscle. SIRT1 is a key protein in the regulation of lipid oxidation and its expression is reduced in the skeletal muscle of insulin resistant mice. In this tissue, Sirt1 up-regulates the expression of genes involved in oxidative metabolism and improves mitochondrial function mainly through PPARGC1 deacetylation. Here we examined whether Sirt1 overexpression mediated by adeno-associated viral vectors of serotype 1 (AAV1) specifically in skeletal muscle can counteract the development of insulin resistance induced by a high fat diet in mice...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907170/complementation-of-an-aglb-mutant-of-methanococcus-maripaludis-with-heterologous-oligosaccharyltransferases
#4
Yan Ding, Helen A Vrionis, James Schneider, Alison Berezuk, Cezar M Khursigara, Ken F Jarrell
The oligosaccharyltransferase is the signature enzyme for N-linked glycosylation in all domains of life. In Archaea, this enzyme termed AglB, is responsible for transferring lipid carrier-linked glycans to select asparagine residues in a variety of target proteins including archaellins, S-layer proteins and pilins. This study investigated the ability of a variety of AglBs to compensate for the oligosaccharyltransferase activity in Methanococcus maripaludis deleted for aglB, using archaellin FlaB2 as the reporter protein since all archaellins in Mc...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904507/impact-of-variants-in-cetp-and-apo-ai-genes-on-serum-hdl-cholesterol-levels-in-men-and-women-from-the-polish-population
#5
Marta Włodarczyk, Małgorzata Wrzosek, Grażyna Nowicka, Beata Jabłonowska-Lietz
INTRODUCTION: Polymorphisms in the cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) gene and apolipoprotein AI (apo AI) gene are identified as the most common genetic factors influencing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) levels. Low HDL cholesterol is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We investigated the effect of the TaqIB polymorphism of the CETP gene and the 75G/A polymorphism of the apo AI gene on the HDL cholesterol concentration in a sample of Polish adults...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900488/additive-antiatherogenic-effects-of-cetp-rs708272-on-serum-ldl-subfraction-levels-in-patients-with-chd-under-statin-therapy
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Deniz Kanca, Uzay Gormus, Bengu Tokat, Allison P Eronat, Zehra Bugra, Oğuz Ozturk, Hulya Yilmaz-Aydogan
Recently, subfraction analysis of serum low density lipoprotein (LDL) is considered to be a better predictor of the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to the other lipid parameters. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the HDL-associated Taq1B (rs708272) SNP of cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) gene on serum LDL subfractions in patients with CHD. Serum lipid levels were measured enzymatically and LDL subfraction analysis was carried out by the Lipoprint System (Quantimetrix, CA, USA)...
November 30, 2016: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899788/serum-lipid-transfer-proteins-in-hypothyreotic-patients-are-inversely-correlated-with-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh-levels
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Anna Skoczyńska, Anna Wojakowska, Barbara Turczyn, Katarzyna Zatońska, Maria Wołyniec, Natalia Rogala, Andrzej Szuba, Grażyna Bednarek-Tupikowska
BACKGROUND Plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity is often decreased in patients with hypothyroidism, whereas less is known about the phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP). We aimed to evaluate simultaneously serum CETP and PLTP activity in patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS The selection criteria for control group members (without thyroid dysfunction) in this case to case study were levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides similar to those in study group patients (101 patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism)...
November 30, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896567/foxo1-and-lxr%C3%AE-downregulate-the-apolipoprotein-a-i-gene-expression-during-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells
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Vladimir S Shavva, Alexandra M Bogomolova, Artemy A Nikitin, Ella B Dizhe, Galina N Oleinikova, Ivan A Lapikov, Dmitry A Tanyanskiy, Andrej P Perevozchikov, Sergey V Orlov
Reactive oxygen species damage various cell components including DNA, proteins, and lipids, and these impairments could be a reason for severe human diseases including atherosclerosis. Forkhead box O1 (FOXO1), an important metabolic transcription factor, upregulates antioxidant and proapoptotic genes during oxidative stress. Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) forms high density lipoprotein (HDL) particles that are responsible for cholesterol transfer from peripheral tissues to liver for removal in bile in vertebrates...
November 28, 2016: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895179/thymic-dendritic-cell-subsets-display-distinct-efficiencies-and-mechanisms-of-intercellular-mhc-transfer
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Charles J Kroger, Nicholas A Spidale, Bo Wang, Roland Tisch
Thymic dendritic cells (DC) delete self-antigen-specific thymocytes, and drive development of Foxp3-expressing immunoregulatory T cells. Unlike medullary thymic epithelial cells, which express and present peripheral self-antigen, DC must acquire self-antigen to mediate thymic negative selection. One such mechanism entails the transfer of surface MHC-self peptide complexes from medullary thymic epithelial cells to thymic DC. Despite the importance of thymic DC cross-dressing in negative selection, the factors that regulate the process and the capacity of different thymic DC subsets to acquire MHC and stimulate thymocytes are poorly understood...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893854/dissemination-and-mechanism-for-the-mcr-1-colistin-resistance
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Rongsui Gao, Yongfei Hu, Zhencui Li, Jian Sun, Qingjing Wang, Jingxia Lin, Huiyan Ye, Fei Liu, Swaminath Srinivas, Defeng Li, Baoli Zhu, Ya-Hong Liu, Guo-Bao Tian, Youjun Feng
Polymyxins are the last line of defense against lethal infections caused by multidrug resistant Gram-negative pathogens. Very recently, the use of polymyxins has been greatly challenged by the emergence of the plasmid-borne mobile colistin resistance gene (mcr-1). However, the mechanistic aspects of the MCR-1 colistin resistance are still poorly understood. Here we report the comparative genomics of two new mcr-1-harbouring plasmids isolated from the human gut microbiota, highlighting the diversity in plasmid transfer of the mcr-1 gene...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890045/protein-in-culture-and-endogenous-lipid-interact-with-embryonic-stages-in-vitro-to-alter-calf-birthweight-after-embryo-vitrification-and-warming
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E Gómez, S Carrocera, S Uzbekova, D Martín, A Murillo, M Alonso-Guervós, F Goyache, M Muñoz
Short-term protein removal in vitro improves long-term blastocyst competence to survive vitrification. We investigated the mechanisms and effects underlying protein removal. Day-6 morulae and early blastocysts were cultured individually with and without protein for 24h. Development and lipid content were analysed in expanded blastocysts derived from morulae (M-XB) and from early blastocysts (EB-XB). Expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism, stress responses and apoptosis was analysed in fresh and vitrified-warmed M-XB produced with and without protein...
November 28, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888240/topological-organisation-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-4-5-bisphosphate-phospholipase-c-resynthesis-cycle-pitps-bridge-the-er-pm-gap
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Shamshad Cockcroft, Padinjat Raghu
Phospholipase C (PLC) is a receptor-regulated enzyme that hydrolyses phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PI(4,5)P2) at the plasma membrane (PM) triggering three biochemical consequences, the generation of soluble inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3), membrane-associated diacylglycerol (DG) and the consumption of PM PI(4,5)P2 Each of these three signals triggers multiple molecular processes impacting key cellular properties. The activation of PLC also triggers a sequence of biochemical reactions, collectively referred to as the PI(4,5)P2 cycle that culminates in the resynthesis of this lipid...
December 1, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871993/msc-exosome-as-a-cell-free-msc-therapy-for-cartilage-regeneration-implications-for-osteoarthritis-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Wei Seong Toh, Ruenn Chai Lai, James Hoi Po Hui, Sai Kiang Lim
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapies have demonstrated efficacy in cartilage repair in animal and clinical studies. The efficacy of MSC-based therapies which was previously predicated on the chondrogenic potential of MSC is increasingly attributed to the paracrine secretion, particularly exosomes. Exosomes are thought to function primarily as intercellular communication vehicles to transfer bioactive lipids, nucleic acids (mRNAs and microRNAs) and proteins between cells to elicit biological responses in recipient cells...
November 18, 2016: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869820/tet-proteins-regulate-the-lineage-specification-and-tcr-mediated-expansion-of-inkt-cells
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Ageliki Tsagaratou, Edahí González-Avalos, Sini Rautio, James P Scott-Browne, Susan Togher, William A Pastor, Ellen V Rothenberg, Lukas Chavez, Harri Lähdesmäki, Anjana Rao
TET proteins oxidize 5-methylcytosine in DNA to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and other oxidation products. We found that simultaneous deletion of Tet2 and Tet3 in mouse CD4(+)CD8(+) double-positive thymocytes resulted in dysregulated development and proliferation of invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells). Tet2-Tet3 double-knockout (DKO) iNKT cells displayed pronounced skewing toward the NKT17 lineage, with increased DNA methylation and impaired expression of genes encoding the key lineage-specifying factors T-bet and ThPOK...
November 21, 2016: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868450/pharmacological-management-of-diabetic-dyslipidemia
#15
T D Filippatos, M Florentin, M Georgoula, M S Elisaf
Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Areas covered: Main goal of hypolipidemic treatment in diabetic patients is low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering with the use of statins. Addition of ezetimibe is useful in diabetic patients who cannot achieve their LDL-C target. However, many diabetic patients have increased residual CVD risk, which is mainly attributed to high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) values. The addition of fenofibrate targets these variables and possibly reduces residual CVD risk, but a possible beneficial effect has been shown only in a pre-specified subgroup analysis in patients with high triglycerides and low HDL-C values...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865164/metformin-improves-lipid-metabolism-disorders-through-reducing-the-expression-of-microsomal-triglyceride-transfer-protein-in-oletf-rats
#16
Nianhong Wang, Junqing Zhang, Yiming Wu, Jia Liu, Lin Liu, Xiaohui Guo
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the role of MTP on lipid metabolism disorders in insulin-resistant rats and the potential mechanism through which metformin can improve lipid metabolism disorders. METHODS: 30 OLETF rats served as research subjects and 18 LETO rats of the same strain served as the control group (LETO group). After the first oral glucose tolerance test (at 8-week-old), 6 rats were randomly killed from each group. The remaining 24 OLETF rats were randomly divided into untreated group (OLETF group) and treated group (OLETF/M group, cured with metformin)...
October 15, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863346/a-diet-induced-sprague-dawley-rat-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-related-cirrhosis
#17
Mayuko Ichimura, Miki Masuzumi, Miku Kawase, Mika Sakaki, Shizuka Tamaru, Yasuo Nagata, Kazunari Tanaka, Kazuhito Suruga, Koichi Tsuneyama, Satoru Matsuda, Katsuhisa Omagari
Certain modified diets containing saturated fatty acids, cholesterol or fructose lead to the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related fibrosis in rodents; however, progression to cirrhosis is rare. Experimental liver cirrhosis models have relied on genetic manipulation or administration of hepatotoxins. This study aimed to establish a reliable dietary model of NASH-related cirrhosis in a relatively short period. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (9 weeks of age) were randomly assigned to normal, high-fat (HF), or two types (1...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855158/high-resolution-genetics-identifies-the-lipid-transfer-protein-sec14p-as-target-for-antifungal-ergolines
#18
Ireos Filipuzzi, Simona Cotesta, Francesca Perruccio, Britta Knapp, Yue Fu, Christian Studer, Verena Pries, Ralph Riedl, Stephen B Helliwell, Katarina T Petrovic, N Rao Movva, Dominique Sanglard, Jianshi Tao, Dominic Hoepfner
Invasive infections by fungal pathogens cause more deaths than malaria worldwide. We found the ergoline compound NGx04 in an antifungal screen, with selectivity over mammalian cells. High-resolution chemogenomics identified the lipid transfer protein Sec14p as the target of NGx04 and compound-resistant mutations in Sec14p define compound-target interactions in the substrate binding pocket of the protein. Beyond its essential lipid transfer function in a variety of pathogenic fungi, Sec14p is also involved in secretion of virulence determinants essential for the pathogenicity of fungi such as Cryptococcus neoformans, making Sec14p an attractive antifungal target...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852117/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-anacetrapib-for-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia
#19
Claudio Borghi, Arrigo F G Cicero
While some cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitors have had their clinical study interrupted because of no or adverse effects on cardiovascular disease, anacetrapib (MK-0859) is being evaluated in Phase III cardiovascular outcomes trials. We review its pharmacokinetic properties. Areas covered: The apparent anacetrapib terminal elimination half-life after a single dose is 9-62 hours in the fasted state and 42-83 hours in the fed state. After repeat administrations, a biphasic elimination profile with a long terminal elimination phase (~60-80 h) was observed, although the effective half-life was ~20 h...
November 17, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851934/forced-unfolding-mechanism-of-bacteriorhodopsin-as-revealed-by-coarse-grained-molecular-dynamics
#20
Tatsuya Yamada, Takahisa Yamato, Shigeki Mitaku
Developments in atomic force microscopy have opened up a new path toward single-molecular phenomena; in particular, during the process of pulling a membrane protein out of a lipid bilayer. However, the characteristic features of the force-distance (F-D) curve of a bacteriorhodopsin in purple membrane, for instance, have not yet been fully elucidated in terms of physicochemical principles. To address the issue, we performed a computer simulation of bacteriorhodopsin with, to our knowledge, a novel coarse-grained (C-G) model...
November 15, 2016: Biophysical Journal
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