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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098891/nhe1-is-upregulated-in-gastric-cancer-and-regulates-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
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Rui Xie, Haibo Wang, Hai Jin, Guorong Wen, Biguang Tuo, Jingyu Xu
Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) is known to play a key role in regulating intracellular pH and osmotic homeostasis and is involved in the development and progression of several types of cancer. However, the function and specific mechanism of NHE1 in gastric cancer (GC) are not clearly understood. In the present study, we report that NHE1 is overexpressed in tissues and cell lines from GC patients, and knockdown or inhibition of NHE1 suppressed GC cell proliferation via regulation of G1/S and G2/M cell cycle phase transitions, concomitant with a marked decrease in positive cell cycle regulators, including cyclin D1 and cyclin B1...
January 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097384/stress-response-physiology-of-thermophiles
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REVIEW
Preeti Ranawat, Seema Rawat
Thermo (or hyperthermo) philic microorganisms are ubiquitous having a wide range of habitats from freshly fallen snow to pasteurized milk to geothermal areas like hot springs. The variations in physicochemical conditions, viz., temperature, pH, nutrient availability and light intensity in the habitats always pose stress conditions for the inhabitants leading to slow growth or cell death. The industrial processes used for harvesting secondary metabolites such as enzymes, toxins and organic acids also create stressed environments for thermophiles...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095639/early-involvement-of-lysosome-dysfunction-in-the-degeneration-of-cerebral-cortical-neurons-caused-by-the-lipid-peroxidation-product-4-hydroxynonenal
#3
Shi Zhang, Erez Eitan, Mark P Mattson
Free radical-mediated oxidative damage to proteins, lipids and DNA occurs in neurons during acute brain injuries and in neurodegenerative disorders. Membrane lipid peroxidation contributes to neuronal dysfunction and death, in part by disrupting neuronal ion homeostasis and cellular bioenergetics. Emerging findings suggest that 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE), an aldehyde produced during lipid peroxidation, impairs the function of various proteins involved in neuronal homeostasis. Here we tested the hypothesis that HNE impairs the cellular system that removes damaged proteins and organelles, the autophagy - lysosome pathway in rat primary cortical neurons...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088583/environmental-carcinogenesis-and-ph-homeostasis-not-only-a-matter-of-dysregulated-metabolism
#4
REVIEW
Kévin Hardonnière, Laurence Huc, Odile Sergent, Jørn A Holme, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann
According to the World Health Organization, around 20% of all cancers would be due to environmental factors. Among these factors, several chemicals are indeed well recognized carcinogens. The widespread contaminant benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), an often used model carcinogen of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons' family, has been suggested to target most, if not all, cancer hallmarks described by Hanahan and Weinberg. It is classified as a group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer; however, the precise intracellular mechanisms underlying its carcinogenic properties remain yet to be thoroughly defined...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088503/evidence-for-splice-transcript-variants-of-tmem165-a-gene-involved-in-cdg
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Marie-Ange Krzewinski-Recchi, Sven Potelle, Anne Marie-Mir, Dorothée Vicogne, Eudoxie Dulary, Sandrine Duvet, Willy Morelle, Geoffroy de Bettignies, François Foulquier
BACKGROUND: Defects in TMEM165 gene cause a type-II Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation affecting Golgi glycosylation processes. TMEM165 patients exhibit psychomotor retardation, important osteoporosis, scoliosis, irregular epiphyses and thin bone cortex. Human TMEM165 protein is highly conserved in evolution and belongs to the family of UPF0016 membrane proteins which could be an unique group of Ca(2+)/H(+) antiporters regulating Ca(2+) and pH homeostasis and mainly localized in the Golgi apparatus...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070238/hematological-disorders-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a serious disorder with a high morbidity and mortality rate, is known to occur in a number of unrelated systemic diseases. Several hematological disorders such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and myeloproliferative diseases develop PH which worsens the prognosis. Associated oxidant injury and vascular inflammation cause endothelial damage and dysfunction. Pulmonary vascular endothelial damage/dysfunction is an early event in PH resulting in the loss of vascular reactivity, activation of proliferative and antiapoptotic pathways leading to vascular remodeling, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy and premature death...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062941/the-effects-of-ph-and-pco2-on-photosynthesis-and-respiration-in-the-diatom-thalassiosira-weissflogii
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Johanna A L Goldman, Michael L Bender, François M M Morel
The response of marine phytoplankton to the ongoing increase in atmospheric pCO2 reflects the consequences of both increased CO2 concentration and decreased pH in surface seawater. In the model diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii, we explored the effects of varying pCO2 and pH, independently and in concert, on photosynthesis and respiration by incubating samples in water enriched in H2(18)O. In long-term experiments (~6-h) at saturating light intensity, we observed no effects of pH or pCO2 on growth rate, photosynthesis or respiration...
January 6, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062849/interplay-between-a-cytosolic-and-a-cell-surface-carbonic-anhydrase-in-ph-homeostasis-and-acid-tolerance-of-leishmania
#8
Dhiman Sankar Pal, Mazharul Abbasi, Dipon Kumar Mondal, Binitha Anu Varghese, Ritama Paul, Shalini Singh, Rupak Datta
Leishmania parasites have evolved to endure the acidic phagolysosomal environment within host macrophages. How Leishmania cells maintain near-neutral intracellular pH and proliferate in such proton-rich milieu remains poorly understood. We report here that for thriving in acidic condition Leishmania major relies on a cytosolic and a cell surface carbonic anhydrase viz. LmCA1 and LmCA2. Upon exposure to acidic medium, intracellular pH of the LmCA1(+/-), LmCA2(+/-) and LmCA1(+/-): LmCA2(+/-) mutant strains dropped by varying extents that led to cell cycle delay, growth retardation and morphological abnormalities...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049420/horizontal-gene-transfer-drives-the-evolution-of-rh50-permeases-in-prokaryotes
#9
Giorgio Matassi
BACKGROUND: Rh50 proteins belong to the family of ammonia permeases together with their Amt/MEP homologs. Ammonia permeases increase the permeability of NH3/NH4(+) across cell membranes and are believed to be involved in excretion of toxic ammonia and in the maintenance of pH homeostasis. RH50 genes are widespread in eukaryotes but absent in land plants and fungi, and remarkably rare in prokaryotes. The evolutionary history of RH50 genes in prokaryotes is just beginning to be unveiled...
January 3, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049405/inhibition-of-bacterial-carbonic-anhydrases-as-a-novel-approach-to-escape-drug-resistance
#10
Clemente Capasso, Claudiu Supuran
BACKGROUND: Clinically used antibiotics act through one of these four mechanisms: cell wall biosynthesis inhibition, inhibition of protein biosynthesis, interference with DNA and RNA synthesis and the folate pathway. OBJECTIVE: The metalloenzymes carbonic anhydrases (CAs, EC 4.2.1.1) widespread in microorganisms and present as three genetically distinct families may be considered for the design of antiinfective agents with a different mechanism of action compared to the clinically used antibiotics...
January 3, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035535/the-role-of-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-in-visceral-pain
#11
Kieran Rea, Siobhain M O'Mahony, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
A growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the microorganisms that inhabit our gut (human gastrointestinal microbiota) and health status. Under normal homeostatic conditions this microbial population helps maintain intestinal peristalsis, mucosal integrity, pH balance, immune priming and protection against invading pathogens. Furthermore, these microbes can influence centrally regulated emotional behaviour through mechanisms including microbially derived bioactive molecules (amino acid metabolites, short-chain fatty acids, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters), mucosal immune and enteroendocrine cell activation, as well as vagal nerve stimulation...
December 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026803/-furin-as-proprotein-convertase-and-its-role-in-normaland-pathological-biological-processes
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REVIEW
N I Solovyeva, T A Gureeva, O S Timoshenko, T A Moskvitina, E V Kugaevskaya
Furin belongs to serine intracellular Ca2+-dependent endopeptidases of the subtilisin family, also known as proprotein convertase (PC). Human furin is synthesized as zymogen with a molecular weight of 104 kDà, which is then activated by autocatalytic in two stages. This process can occur when zymogen migrates from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi apparatus, where a large part of furin is accumulated. The molecular weigh t of the active furin is 98 kDà. Furin relates to enzymes with a narrow substrate specificity: it hydrolyzes peptide bonds at the site of paired basic amino acids and furin activity exhibits in a wide pH range 5-8...
November 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025674/localization-of-rns2-ribonuclease-to-the-vacuole-is-required-for-its-role-in-cellular-homeostasis
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Brice E Floyd, Yosia Mugume, Stephanie C Morriss, Gustavo C MacIntosh, Diane C Bassham
Localization of the RNase RNS2 to the vacuole via a C-terminal targeting signal is essential for its function in rRNA degradation and homeostasis. RNase T2 ribonucleases are highly conserved enzymes present in the genomes of nearly all eukaryotes and many microorganisms. Their constitutive expression in different tissues and cell types of many organisms suggests a housekeeping role in RNA homeostasis. The Arabidopsis thaliana class II RNase T2, RNS2, is encoded by a single gene and functions in rRNA degradation...
December 26, 2016: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011319/effect-of-vacuolar-atpase-subunit-h-vmah-on-cellular-ph-asexual-cycle-stress-tolerance-and-virulence-in-beauveria-bassiana
#14
Jing Zhu, Xiao-Guan Zhu, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
Vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase) is a conserved multi-subunit protein complex that mediates intracellular acidification in fungi. Here we show functional diversity of V-ATPase subunit H (BbVmaH) in Beauveria bassiana, a filamentous fungal insect pathogen. Deletion of BbvmaH resulted in elevated vacuolar pH, increased Ca(2+) level in cytosol but not in vacuoles, accelerated culture acidification and reduced accumulation of extracellular ammonia. Aerial conidiation and submerged blastospore production were largely delayed and reduced in the deletion mutant, respectively, accompanied with a significant delay in conidial germination, alterations of conidia and blastospores in morphology, size and/or density, and severe growth defects in minimal media with different carbon and nitrogen sources...
December 21, 2016: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007556/roles-of-ph-and-the-na-h-exchanger-nhe1-in-cancer-from-cell-biology-and-animal-models-to-an-emerging-translational-perspective
#15
REVIEW
Christian Stock, Stine Falsig Pedersen
Acidosis is characteristic of the solid tumor microenvironment. Tumor cells, because they are highly proliferative and anabolic, have greatly elevated metabolic acid production. To sustain a normal cytosolic pH homeostasis they therefore need to either extrude excess protons or to neutralize them by importing HCO3(-), in both cases causing extracellular acidification in the poorly perfused tissue microenvironment. The Na(+)/H(+) exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) is a ubiquitously expressed acid-extruding membrane transport protein, and upregulation of its expression and/or activity is commonly correlated with tumor malignancy...
December 19, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000031/paradoxical-antidepressant-effects-of-alcohol-are-related-to-acid-sphingomyelinase-and-its-control-of-sphingolipid-homeostasis
#16
Christian P Müller, Liubov S Kalinichenko, Jens Tiesel, Matthias Witt, Thomas Stöckl, Eva Sprenger, Jens Fuchser, Janine Beckmann, Marc Praetner, Sabine E Huber, Davide Amato, Christiane Mühle, Christian Büttner, Arif B Ekici, Irena Smaga, Lucyna Pomierny-Chamiolo, Bartosz Pomierny, Malgorzata Filip, Volker Eulenburg, Erich Gulbins, Anbarasu Lourdusamy, Martin Reichel, Johannes Kornhuber
Alcohol is a widely consumed drug that can lead to addiction and severe brain damage. However, alcohol is also used as self-medication for psychiatric problems, such as depression, frequently resulting in depression-alcoholism comorbidity. Here, we identify the first molecular mechanism for alcohol use with the goal to self-medicate and ameliorate the behavioral symptoms of a genetically induced innate depression. An induced over-expression of acid sphingomyelinase (ASM), as was observed in depressed patients, enhanced the consumption of alcohol in a mouse model of depression...
December 20, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994211/proteome-changes-in-penicillium-expansum-grown-in-a-medium-derived-from-host-plant
#17
Xiaoshuang Xia, Huan Li, Fei Liu, Ye Zhang, Qi Zhang, Yun Wang, Peiwu Li
Penicillium expansum causes blue mould rot, a prevalent post-harvest disease of pome fruit, and is also the main producer of the patulin. However, knowledge on the molecular mechanisms involved in this pathogen-host interaction remains largely unknown. In this work, a two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE)-based proteomic approach was applied to probe changes in P. expansum cultivated in apple juice medium, which was used to mimic the in planta condition. The results showed that pH value and reducing sugar content in the apple juice medium decreased whereas the patulin content increased with the growing of P...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993948/preferential-hydrolysis-of-truncated-oxidized-glycerophospholipids-by-lysosomal-phospholipase-a2
#18
Akira Abe, Miki Hiraoka, Hiroshi Ohguro, John J Tesmer, James A Shayman
Truncated oxidized-glycerophospholipids (ox-PLs) are bioactive lipids resulting from oxidative stress. The catabolic pathways for truncated ox-PLs are not fully understood. Lysosomal phospholipase A2 (LPLA2) with phospholipase A and transacylase activities is a key enzyme in phospholipid homeostasis. The present study assessed whether LPLA2 could hydrolyze truncated ox-PLs. Incubation of LPLA2 with liposomes consisting of 1,2-O-octadecenyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DODPC)/1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine (DOPC) or truncated oxidized phosphatidylcholine (ox-PC)/N-acetyl- sphingosine (NAS) under acidic conditions resulted in the preferential deacylation at the sn-1 position of the truncated ox-PCs...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965646/synthesis-of-sphingolipids-impacts-survival-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-the-presentation-of-surface-polysaccharides
#19
Zachary D Moye, Kornelija Valiuskyte, Floyd E Dewhirst, Frank C Nichols, Mary E Davey
Bacteria alter the biophysical properties of their membrane lipids in response to environmental cues, such as shifts in pH or temperature. In essence, lipid composition determines membrane structure, which in turn influences many basic functions, such as transport, secretion, and signaling. Like other members of the phylum Bacteroidetes, the oral anaerobe Porphyromonas gingivalis possesses the ability to synthesize a variety of novel membrane lipids, including species of dihydroceramides that are distinct, yet similar in structure to sphingolipids produced by the human host...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940385/proteomic-analysis-reveals-contrasting-stress-response-to-uranium-in-two-nitrogen-fixing-anabaena-strains-differentially-tolerant-to-uranium
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Bandita Panda, Bhakti Basu, Celin Acharya, Hema Rajaram, Shree Kumar Apte
: Two strains of the nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Anabaena, native to Indian paddy fields, displayed differential sensitivity to exposure to uranyl carbonate at neutral pH. Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 and Anabaena sp. strain L-31 displayed 50% reduction in survival (LD50 dose), following 3h exposure to 75μM and 200μM uranyl carbonate, respectively. Uranium responsive proteome alterations were visualized by 2D gel electrophoresis, followed by protein identification by MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry...
January 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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