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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328650/exosomes-in-critical-illness
#1
Nora Terrasini, Vincenzo Lionetti
OBJECTIVE: Exosomes are small, cell-released vesicles (40-100 nm in size) with the potential to transfer proteins, lipids, small RNAs, messenger RNAs, or DNA between cells via interstitial fluids. Due to their role in tissue homeostasis, exosomes have emerged as a new type of therapeutic and diagnostic (theranostic) tool in the noninvasive assessment of organ response to injury or treatment and in the development of reliable organ-protective intensive therapy. Our review provides current insights into the role of exosomes in the personalized management of injury and repair responses in critical illness...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326616/high-prevalence-of-sensitization-to-gibberellin-regulated-protein-peamaclein-in-fruit-allergies-with-negative-immunoglobulin-e-reactivity-to-bet-v-1-homologs-and-profilin-clinical-pattern-causative-fruits-and-cofactor-effect-of-gibberellin-regulated-protein
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Naoko Inomata, Mami Miyakawa, Michiko Aihara
Gibberellin-regulated protein (GRP) is a new allergen in peach allergy, with an amino acid sequence very well conserved through several botanical species. We investigated the allergenicity of GRP in fruit allergies other than peaches and identified the clinical characteristics of fruit allergy patients with GRP sensitization. One hundred consecutive Japanese patients with fruit allergies were enrolled in the present study. To identify the features of GRP sensitization, we selected patients with negative ImmunoCAP results for Bet v 1 homologs and profilin, which are marker allergens for pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), or lipid transfer protein...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320948/highly-oriented-photosynthetic-reaction-centers-generate-a-proton-gradient-in-synthetic-protocells
#3
Emiliano Altamura, Francesco Milano, Roberto R Tangorra, Massimo Trotta, Omar Hassan Omar, Pasquale Stano, Fabio Mavelli
Photosynthesis is responsible for the photochemical conversion of light into the chemical energy that fuels the planet Earth. The photochemical core of this process in all photosynthetic organisms is a transmembrane protein called the reaction center. In purple photosynthetic bacteria a simple version of this photoenzyme catalyzes the reduction of a quinone molecule, accompanied by the uptake of two protons from the cytoplasm. This results in the establishment of a proton concentration gradient across the lipid membrane, which can be ultimately harnessed to synthesize ATP...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320885/identification-of-the-lyso-form-n-acyl-intramolecular-transferase-in-low-gc-firmicutes
#4
Krista M Armbruster, Timothy C Meredith
Bacterial lipoproteins are embedded in the cell membrane of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria where they serve numerous functions central to cell envelope physiology. Lipoproteins are tethered to the membrane by an N-acyl-S-(mono/di)-acyl-glyceryl-cysteine anchor that is variably acylated depending on genera. In several low-GC Gram-positive Firmicutes, a monoacyl-glyceryl-cysteine with an N-terminal fatty acid (known as the lyso form) has been reported, though how it is formed is unknown. Here, through an intergenic complementation rescue assay in Escherichia coli, we report the identification of a common orthologous transmembrane protein in both Enterococcus faecalis and Bacillus cereus capable of forming lyso-form lipoproteins...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317069/deciphering-the-role-of-ectosomes-in-cancer-development-and-progression-focus-on-the-proteome
#5
REVIEW
Magdalena Surman, Ewa Stępień, Dorota Hoja-Łukowicz, Małgorzata Przybyło
Ectosomes are small heterogeneous membrane vesicles generated by budding from the plasma membrane in a variety of cell types and, more frequently, in tumor cells. They are shed into the extracellular space and are proposed as a novel form of intracellular communication in which information is transmitted from the originating cell to recipient cells without direct cell-to-cell contact. This review focuses on a single population of extracellular vesicles-ectosomes. We summarize recent studies of tumor-derived ectosomes which examine their biogenesis and protein cargo, and their influence on different aspects of cancer progression...
March 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314870/perillyl-alcohol-a-pleiotropic-natural-compound-suitable-for-brain-tumor-therapy-targets-free-radicals
#6
REVIEW
Aline C Gomes, Angélica L Mello, Manuel G Ribeiro, Diogo G Garcia, Clovis O Da Fonseca, Marcela D'Alincourt Salazar, Axel H Schönthal, Thereza Quirico-Santos
Monoterpenes such as limonene and perillyl alcohol (POH) are promising natural compounds with pro-oxidant properties partly due to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cytotoxicity, and antioxidant activity owing to their activity as free radical scavengers, inhibition of coenzyme Q synthesis, activation of antioxidant-responsive elements (inducing detoxification enzymes) and induction of apoptosis. Activation of ER-stress responses generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are highly reactive free radicals mainly produced during mitochondrial electron transfer for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis...
March 17, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301744/endoplasmic-reticulum-plasma-membrane-contact-sites
#7
Yasunori Saheki, Pietro De Camilli
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) has a broad localization throughout the cell and forms direct physical contacts with all other classes of membranous organelles, including the plasma membrane (PM). A number of protein tethers that mediate these contacts have been identified, and study of these protein tethers has revealed a multiplicity of roles in cell physiology, including regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) dynamics and signaling as well as control of lipid traffic and homeostasis. In this review, we discuss the cross talk between the ER and the PM mediated by direct contacts...
February 23, 2017: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299506/identification-of-the-ligand-of-pru-p-3-a-peach-ltp
#8
Nuria Cubells-Baeza, Cristina Gómez-Casado, Leticia Tordesillas, Carmen Ramírez-Castillejo, María Garrido-Arandia, Pablo González-Melendi, María Herrero, Luis F Pacios, Araceli Díaz-Perales
Pru p 3, a peach LTP, is located in pollinated flower styles and secreting downy hairs, transporting a derivative of camptothecin bound to phytosphingosine. Pru p 3 may inhibit a second pollination and may keep away herbivores until seed maturation. The allergen Pru p 3, a peach lipid transfer protein, has been well studied. However, its physiological function remains to be elucidated. Our results showed that Pru p 3 usually carries a lipid ligand that play an essential role in its function in plants. Using ESI-qToF, we observed that the ligand was a derivative of camptothecin binding to phytosphingosine, wich that is inserted into the hydrophobic tunnel of the protein...
March 15, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296418/quantum-yield-measurements-of-fluorophores-in-lipid-bilayers-using-a-plasmonic-nanocavity
#9
Falk Schneider, Daja Ruhlandt, Ingo Gregor, Jörg Enderlein, Alexey I Chizhik
Precise knowledge of the quantum yield is important for many fluorescence-spectroscopic techniques, for example, for Förster resonance energy transfer. However, to measure it for emitters in a complex environment and at low concentrations is far from being trivial. Using a plasmonic nanocavity, we measure the absolute quantum yield value of lipid-conjugated dyes incorporated into a supported lipid bilayer. We show that for both hydrophobic and hydrophilic molecules the quantum yield of dyes inside the lipid bilayer strongly differs from its value in aqueous solution...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293177/mscs-derived-exosomes-and-neuroinflammation-neurogenesis-and-therapy-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
REVIEW
Yongxiang Yang, Yuqin Ye, Xinhong Su, Jun He, Wei Bai, Xiaosheng He
Exosomes are endosomal origin membrane-enclosed small vesicles (30-100 nm) that contain various molecular constituents including proteins, lipids, mRNAs and microRNAs. Accumulating studies demonstrated that exosomes initiated and regulated neuroinflammation, modified neurogenic niches and neurogenesis, and were even of potential significance in treating some neurological diseases. These tiny extracellular vesicles (EVs) can derive from some kinds of multipotent cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that have been confirmed to be a potentially promising therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in experimental models and in preclinical studies...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289427/the-arabidopsis-lipid-transfer-protein-2-atltp2-is-involved-in-cuticle-cell-wall-interface-integrity-and-in-etiolated-hypocotyl-permeability
#11
Adélaïde Jacq, Clémentine Pernot, Yves Martinez, Frédéric Domergue, Bruno Payré, Elisabeth Jamet, Vincent Burlat, Valérie B Pacquit
Plant non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) belong to a complex multigenic family implicated in diverse physiological processes. However, their function and mode of action remain unclear probably because of functional redundancy. Among the different roles proposed for nsLTPs, it has long been suggested that they could transport cuticular precursor across the cell wall during the formation of the cuticle, which constitutes the first physical barrier for plant interactions with their aerial environment...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289371/exosomes-origins-and-therapeutic-potential-for-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Diana K Sarko, Cindy E McKinney
Exosomes, small lipid bilayer vesicles, are part of the transportable cell secretome that can be taken up by nearby recipient cells or can travel through the bloodstream to cells in distant organs. Selected cellular cytoplasm containing proteins, RNAs, and other macromolecules is packaged into secreted exosomes. This cargo has the potential to affect cellular function in either healthy or pathological ways. Exosomal content has been increasingly shown to assist in promoting pathways of neurodegeneration such as β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) accumulation forming amyloid plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, and pathological aggregates of proteins containing α-synuclein in Parkinson's disease transferred to the central nervous system via exosomes...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288102/a-fret-sensor-enables-quantitative-measurements-of-membrane-charges-in-live-cells
#13
Yuanqing Ma, Yui Yamamoto, Philip R Nicovich, Jesse Goyette, Jérémie Rossy, J Justin Gooding, Katharina Gaus
Membrane charge has a critical role in protein trafficking and signaling. However, quantification of the effective electrostatic potential of cellular membranes has remained challenging. We developed a fluorescence membrane charge sensor (MCS) that reports changes in the membrane charge of live cells via Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET). MCS is permanently attached to the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane and shows a linear, reversible and fast response to changes of the electrostatic potential...
March 13, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287114/regulation-of-inflammation-and-tumorigenesis-by-the-tipe-family-of-phospholipid-transfer-proteins
#14
REVIEW
Jason R Goldsmith, Youhai H Chen
The TIPE (tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8-like) family are newly described regulators of immunity and tumorigenesis consisting of four highly homologous mammalian proteins: TNFAIP8 (tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8), TIPE1 (TNFAIP8-like 1, or TNFAIP8L1), TIPE2 (TNFAIP8L2) and TIPE3 (TNFAIP8L3). They are the only known transfer proteins of the lipid secondary messengers PIP2 (phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate) and PIP3 (phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate). Cell-surface receptors, such as G-protein-coupled receptors and receptor tyrosine kinases, regulate inflammation and cancer via several signaling pathways, including the nuclear factor (NF)-κB and phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) pathways, the latter of which is upstream of both Akt and STAT3 activation...
March 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284963/a-structural-appraisal-of-sterol-carrier-protein-2
#15
REVIEW
Noelia I Burgardt, Alejo R Gianotti, Raúl G Ferreyra, Mario R Ermácora
Sterol Carrier Protein 2 (SCP2) has been associated with lipid binding and transfer activities. However, genomic, proteomic, and structural studies revealed that it is an ubiquitous domain of complex proteins with a variety functions in all forms of life. High-resolution structures of representative SCP2 domains are available, encouraging a comprehensive review of the structural basis for its success. Most SCP2 domains pertain to three major families and are frequently found as stand-alone or at the C-termini of lipid related peroxisomal enzymes, acetyltransferases causing bacterial resistance, and bacterial environmentally important sulfatases...
March 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284064/aberrant-expression-of-microrna-induced-by-high-fructose-diet-implications-in-the-pathogenesis-of-hyperlipidemia-and-hepatic-insulin-resistance
#16
Neetu Sud, Hanyuan Zhang, Kaichao Pan, Xiao Cheng, Juan Cui, Qiaozhu Su
Fructose is a highly lipogenic sugar that can alter energy metabolism and trigger metabolic disorders. In the current study, microRNAs (miRNAs) altered by a high-fructose diet were comprehensively explored to elucidate their significance in the pathogenesis of chronic metabolic disorders. miRNA expression profiling using small noncoding RNA sequencing revealed that 19 miRNAs were significantly upregulated and 26 were downregulated in the livers of high-fructose-fed mice compared to chow-fed mice. Computational prediction and functional analysis identified 10 miRNAs, miR-19b-3p, miR-101a-3p, miR-30a-5p, miR-223-3p, miR-378a-3p, miR-33-5p, miR-145a-3p, miR-128-3p, miR-125b-5p and miR-582-3p, assembled as a regulatory network to potentially target key genes in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and insulin signaling at multiple levels...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274798/broccoli-derived-nanoparticle-inhibits-mouse-colitis-by-activating-dendritic-cell-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#17
Zhongbin Deng, Yuan Rong, Yun Teng, Jingyao Mu, Xiaoying Zhuang, Michael Tseng, Abhilash Samykutty, Lifeng Zhang, Jun Yan, Donald Miller, Jill Suttles, Huang-Ge Zhang
The intestinal immune system is continuously exposed to massive amounts of nanoparticles derived from food. Whether nanoparticles from plants we eat daily have a role in maintaining intestinal immune homeostasis is poorly defined. Here, we present evidence supporting our hypothesis that edible nanoparticles regulate intestinal immune homeostasis by targeting dendritic cells (DCs). Using three mouse colitis models, our data show that orally given nanoparticles isolated from broccoli extracts protect mice against colitis...
March 5, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272640/mutual-relationships-between-structural-and-functional-changes-in-a-psbm-deletion-mutant-of-photosystem-ii
#18
S Uto, K Kawakami, Y Umena, M Iwai, M Ikeuchi, J-R Shen, N Kamiya
Photosystem II (PSII) is a membrane protein complex that performs light-induced electron transfer and oxygen evolution from water. PSII consists of 19 or 20 subunits in its crystal form and binds various cofactors such as chlorophyll a, plastoquinone, carotenoid, and lipids. After initial light excitation, the charge separation produces an electron, which is transferred to a plastoquinone molecule (QA) and then to another plastoquinone (QB). PsbM is a low-molecular-weight subunit with one transmembrane helix, and is located in the monomer-monomer interface of the PSII dimer...
March 8, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270505/essential-role-of-the-flexible-linker-on-the-conformational-equilibrium-of-bacterial-peroxiredoxin-reductase-for-effective-regeneration-of-peroxiredoxin
#19
Neelagandan Kamariah, Birgit Eisenhaber, Frank Eisenhaber, Gerhard Gruber
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can damage DNA, proteins, and lipids, so cells have antioxidant systems that regulate ROS. In many bacteria, a dedicated peroxiredoxin reductase, alkyl hydroperoxide reductase subunit F (AhpF), catalyzes the rapid reduction of the redox-active disulfide center of the antioxidant protein peroxiredoxin (AhpC) to detoxify ROS such as hydrogen peroxide, organic hydroperoxide, and peroxynitrite. AhpF is a flexible multi-domain protein that enables a series of electron transfers among the redox centers by accepting reducing equivalents from NADH...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270444/alpha-linolenic-acid-supplementation-and-exercise-training-reveal-independent-and-additive-responses-on-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-obese-rats
#20
Paula M Miotto, Meaghan Horbatuk, Ross Proudfoot, Sarthak Matravadia, Marica Bakovic, Adrian Chabowski, Graham P Holloway
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) supplementation or exercise training can independently prevent hepatic lipid accumulation and reduced insulin signaling, however, this may occur through different mechanisms-of-action. In the current study, obese Zucker rats displayed decreased phospholipid (PL) content in association with hepatic lipid abundance, and therefore, we examined whether ALA and exercise training would prevent these abnormalities differently to reveal additive effects on the liver. To achieve this aim, obese Zucker rats were fed control diet alone or supplemented with ALA, and were sedentary or exercise trained for 4 weeks (C-Sed, ALA-Sed, C-Ex, ALA-Ex)...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
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