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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644464/a-synthetic-ion-transporter-that-disrupts-autophagy-and-induces-apoptosis-by-perturbing-cellular-chloride-concentrations
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Nathalie Busschaert, Seong-Hyun Park, Kyung-Hwa Baek, Yoon Pyo Choi, Jinhong Park, Ethan N W Howe, Jennifer R Hiscock, Louise E Karagiannidis, Igor Marques, Vítor Félix, Wan Namkung, Jonathan L Sessler, Philip A Gale, Injae Shin
Perturbations in cellular chloride concentrations can affect cellular pH and autophagy and lead to the onset of apoptosis. With this in mind, synthetic ion transporters have been used to disturb cellular ion homeostasis and thereby induce cell death; however, it is not clear whether synthetic ion transporters can also be used to disrupt autophagy. Here, we show that squaramide-based ion transporters enhance the transport of chloride anions in liposomal models and promote sodium chloride influx into the cytosol...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643139/cysteamine-revisited-repair-of-arginine-to-cysteine-mutations
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REVIEW
L Gallego-Villar, L Hannibal, J Häberle, B Thöny, T Ben-Omran, G K Nasrallah, Al-N Dewik, W D Kruger, H J Blom
Cysteamine is a small aminothiol endogenously derived from coenzyme A degradation. For some decades, synthetic cysteamine has been employed for the treatment of cystinosis, and new uses of the drug continue to emerge. In this review, we discuss the role of cysteamine in cellular and extracellular homeostasis and focus on the potential use of aminothiols to reconstitute the function of proteins harboring arginine (Arg) to cysteine (Cys) mutations, via repair of the Cys residue into a moiety that introduces an amino group, as seen in basic amino acid residues Lys and Arg...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637831/oshad1-a-haloacid-dehalogenase-like-apase-enhances-phosphate-accumulation
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Bipin Kumar Pandey, Poonam Mehra, Lokesh Verma, Jyoti Bhadouria, Jitender Giri
Phosphorus (P) deficiency limits plant growth and crop yield. Since, plants can absorb only inorganic form of P (Pi), a large portion of soil P (organic and inorganic P complexes) remains largely unused. Here, we identified and characterized a PHR2 regulated; novel low Pi responsive haloacid dehalogenase (HAD)-like hydrolase, OsHAD1. While, OsHAD1 is a functional HAD protein having both acid phosphatase and phytase activity; it showed little homology with other known low Pi responsive HAD superfamily members...
June 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636601/crystal-structure-of-the-potassium-importing-kdpfabc-membrane-complex
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Ching-Shin Huang, Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, David L Stokes
Cellular potassium import systems play a fundamental role in osmoregulation, pH homeostasis and membrane potential in all domains of life. In bacteria, the kdp operon encodes a four-subunit potassium pump that maintains intracellular homeostasis, cell shape and turgor under conditions in which potassium is limiting. This membrane complex, called KdpFABC, has one channel-like subunit (KdpA) belonging to the superfamily of potassium transporters and another pump-like subunit (KdpB) belonging to the superfamily of P-type ATPases...
June 21, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604780/the-yeast-protein-kinase-sch9-adjusts-v-atpase-assembly-disassembly-to-control-ph-homeostasis-and-longevity-in-response-to-glucose-availability
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Tobias Wilms, Erwin Swinnen, Elja Eskes, Laura Dolz-Edo, Alice Uwineza, Ruben Van Essche, Joëlle Rosseels, Piotr Zabrocki, Elisabetta Cameroni, Vanessa Franssens, Claudio De Virgilio, Gertien J Smits, Joris Winderickx
The conserved protein kinase Sch9 is a central player in the nutrient-induced signaling network in yeast, although only few of its direct substrates are known. We now provide evidence that Sch9 controls the vacuolar proton pump (V-ATPase) to maintain cellular pH homeostasis and ageing. A synthetic sick phenotype arises when deletion of SCH9 is combined with a dysfunctional V-ATPase, and the lack of Sch9 has a significant impact on cytosolic pH (pHc) homeostasis. Sch9 physically interacts with, and influences glucose-dependent assembly/disassembly of the V-ATPase, thereby integrating input from TORC1...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585801/microneedle-ph-sensor-direct-label-free-real-time-detection-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-bladder-ph
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Ganesh Kumar Mani, Kousei Miyakoda, Asuka Saito, Yutaka Yasoda, Kagemasa Kajiwara, Minoru Kimura, Kazuyoshi Tsuchiya
Acid-base homeostasis (body pH) inside the body is precisely controlled by the kidneys and lungs and buffer systems, such that even a minor pH change could severely affect many organs. Blood and urine pH tests are common in day-to-day clinical trials and require little effort for diagnosis. There is always a great demand for in vivo testing to understand more about body metabolism and to provide effective diagnosis and therapy. In this article, we report the simple fabrication of microneedle-based direct, label-free, and real-time pH sensors...
June 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581494/genetically-encoded-fluorescent-sensors-reveal-dynamic-regulation-of-nadph-metabolism
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Rongkun Tao, Yuzheng Zhao, Huanyu Chu, Aoxue Wang, Jiahuan Zhu, Xianjun Chen, Yejun Zou, Mei Shi, Renmei Liu, Ni Su, Jiulin Du, Hai-Meng Zhou, Linyong Zhu, Xuhong Qian, Haiyan Liu, Joseph Loscalzo, Yi Yang
Reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) is essential for biosynthetic reactions and antioxidant functions; however, detection of NADPH metabolism in living cells remains technically challenging. We develop and characterize ratiometric, pH-resistant, genetically encoded fluorescent indicators for NADPH (iNap sensors) with various affinities and wide dynamic range. iNap sensors enabled quantification of cytosolic and mitochondrial NADPH pools that are controlled by cytosolic NAD(+) kinase levels and revealed cellular NADPH dynamics under oxidative stress depending on glucose availability...
June 5, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576369/effects-of-heat-cold-acid-and-bile-salt-adaptations-on-the-stress-tolerance-and-protein-expression-of-kefir-isolated-probiotic-lactobacillus-kefiranofaciens-m1
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Ming-Ju Chen, Hsin-Yu Tang, Ming-Lun Chiang
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens M1 is a probiotic strain isolated from Taiwanese kefir grains. The present study evaluated the effects of heat, cold, acid and bile salt adaptations on the stress tolerance of L. kefiranofaciens M1. The regulation of protein expression of L. kefiranofaciens M1 under these adaptation conditions was also investigated. The results showed that adaptation of L. kefiranofaciens M1 to heat, cold, acid and bile salts induced homologous tolerance and cross-protection against heterologous challenge...
September 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570893/dietary-zn-and-the-subsequent-organotropism-in-fish-no-influence-of-food-quality-frequency-of-feeding-and-environmental-conditions-ph-and-temperature
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Simon Pouil, François Oberhänsli, Paco Bustamante, Marc Metian
Trophic transfer of Zn in fish is affected by the type of food and environmental variables such as temperature. However, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the effects of such factors on Zn organotropism. For this reason, a series of experimental studies have investigated how the distribution and the concentration of Zn is affected by some environmentally-relevant factors (food quality, food availability, water pH, and temperature) in turbot Scophthalmus maximus using radiotracer techniques. In three different experiments, Zn distribution in seven body compartments of juvenile turbot and the calculation of Zn concentration index (IC) for each compartment were compared...
May 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553230/the-lrrc8a-mediated-swell-activated-chloride-conductance-is-dispensable-for-vacuolar-homeostasis-in-neutrophils
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Philippe Behe, Juliet R Foote, Adam P Levine, Craig D Platt, Janet Chou, Fernando Benavides, Raif S Geha, Anthony W Segal
The dialysis of human and mouse neutrophils in patch clamp experiments in the conventional whole-cell mode induces the emergence of a chloride (Cl(-)) current that appeared to be primarily regulated by cytoplasmic ionic strength. The characteristics of this current resembled that of the classical, and ubiquitous volume-sensitive outwardly rectifying Cl(-) current: strong outward rectification, selectivity sequence of the Eisenman1 type, insensitivity to external pH and strong inhibition by tamoxifen, DCPIB and WW781...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546124/stressor-driven-extracellular-acidosis-as-tumor-inducer-via-aberrant-enzyme-activation-a-review-on-the-mechanisms-and-possible-prophylaxis
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REVIEW
Seema Patel
When the extracellular pH of the human body vacillates in either direction, tissue homeostasis is compromised. Fluctuations in acidosis have been linked to a wide variety of pathological conditions, including bone loss, cancer, allergies, and auto-immune diseases. Stress conditions may affect oxygen tension and hypoxia modulates the expression and/or activity of membrane tethered transporters/pumps, transcription factors, enzymes and intercellular junctions. These modifications provoke erratic gene expression, aberrant tissue remodeling and oncogenesis...
May 22, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536975/a-new-hope-for-a-devastating-disease-hydrogen-sulfide-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Xu Cao, Lei Cao, Lei Ding, Jin-Song Bian
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been regarded as the third gaseous transmitter alongside nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). In mammalian brain, H2S is produced redundantly by four enzymatic pathways, implying its abundance in the organ. In physiological conditions, H2S has been found to induce the formation of long-term potential in neuronal cells by augmenting the activity of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Likewise, it also actively takes part in the regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) and pH homeostasis in both neuronal cells and glia cells...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536480/generation-and-characterization-of-acid-tolerant-fibrobacter-succinogenes-s85
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Chia-Wei Wu, Thomas Spike, Dawn M Klingeman, Miguel Rodriguez, Virgil R Bremer, Steven D Brown
Microorganisms are key components for plant biomass breakdown within rumen environments. Fibrobacter succinogenes have been identified as being active and dominant cellulolytic members of the rumen. In this study, F. succinogenes type strain S85 was adapted for steady state growth in continuous culture at pH 5.75 and confirmed to grow in the range of pH 5.60-5.65, which is lower than has been reported previously. Wild type and acid tolerant strains digested corn stover with equal efficiency in batch culture at low pH...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536287/kisameet-glacial-clay-an-unexpected-source-of-bacterial-diversity
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Sarah L Svensson, Shekooh Behroozian, Wanjing Xu, Michael G Surette, Loretta Li, Julian Davies
Widespread antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens is providing the impetus to explore novel sources of antimicrobial agents. Recently, the potent antibacterial activity of certain clay minerals has stimulated scientific interest in these materials. One such example is Kisameet glacial clay (KC), an antibacterial clay from a deposit on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. However, our understanding of the active principles of these complex natural substances is incomplete. Like soils, clays may possess complex mixtures of bacterial taxa, including the Actinobacteria, a clade known to be rich in antibiotic-producing organisms...
May 23, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530543/using-properties-of-tumor-microenvironments-for-controlling-local-on-demand-delivery-from-biopolymer-based-nanocarriers
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Abdullah K Alshememry, Suleiman S El-Tokhy, Larry D Unsworth
BACKGROUND: The 'tumor microenvironment' comprised of tumor cells, non-malignant stromal tissues, signaling molecules and the extracellular matrix. Tumor microenvironment has unique physical and physiological characteristics including vascular abnormalities, hypoxia, acidic pH, specific enzymes and growth factors upregulation and high reducing potential. It is these endogenous properties of the tumor environment that can be used to trigger the release of cancer therapeutics both locally and as a function of disease state...
May 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514187/diphenhydramine-inhibits-voltage-gated-proton-channels-hv1-and-induces-acidification-in-leukemic-jurkat-t-cells-new-insights-into-the-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-antihistaminic-drugs
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Agustín Asuaje, Pedro Martín, Nicolás Enrique, Leandro Agustín Díaz Zegarra, Paola Smaldini, Guillermo Docena, Verónica Milesi
An established characteristic of neoplastic cells is their metabolic reprogramming, known as the Warburg effect, with greater reliance on energetically less efficient pathways (such as glycolysis and pentose phosphate shunt) compared with oxidative phosphorylation. This results in an overproduction of acidic species that must be extruded to maintain intracellular homeostasis. We recently described that blocking the proton currents in leukemic cells mediated by Hv1 ion channels triggers a marked intracellular acidification and apoptosis induction...
May 17, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510784/effects-of-acute-and-chronic-hypoxia-on-acid-base-regulation-hematology-ion-and-osmoregulation-of-juvenile-american-paddlefish
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Daniel L Aboagye, Peter J Allen
Despite the increasing prevalence of hypoxia in natural habitats occupied by the American paddlefish, basal bony fish, and ram ventilator, information about its response to hypoxia is scarce. To understand the physiological and biochemical responses of juvenile paddlefish (~150 g) to acute (<24 h) and chronic hypoxia (≥24 h), blood oxygen transport, blood acid-base balance, and metabolic stress were evaluated under four different partial pressures of oxygen [pO2; normoxia (148 mmHg), mild hypoxia (89 mmHg), moderate hypoxia (59 mmHg), and extreme hypoxia (36 mmHg)], all at 21 °C...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507572/transient-dilutional-acidosis-but-no-lactic-acidosis-upon-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Johanna Katharina Teloh, Daniel-Sebastian Dohle, Serhat Sönmez, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Rabea Verhaegh, Miriam Petersen, Heinz Jakob, Herbert de Groot
INTRODUCTION: Dilutional acidosis may result from the introduction of a large fluid volume into the patients' systemic circulation, resulting in a considerable dilution of endogenous bicarbonate in the presence of a constant carbon dioxide partial pressure. Its significance or even existence, however, has been strongly questioned. Blood gas samples of patients operated on with standard cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were analyzed in order to provide further evidence for the existence of dilutional acidosis...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502056/overexpression-of-the-nitrate-transporter-osnrt2-3b-improves-rice-phosphorus-uptake-and-translocation
#19
Huimin Feng, Bin Li, Yang Zhi, Jingguang Chen, Ran Li, Xiudong Xia, Guohua Xu, Xiaorong Fan
Overexpression of OsNRT2.3b in rice can increase Pi uptake and accumulation through advanced root system, enhanced OsPT and OsPHR genes expression, and the phloem pH homeostasis. Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are two essential macronutrients for plants. Overexpression of the rice nitrate transporter, OsNRT2.3b, can improve rice grain yield and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). Here, OsNRT2.3b overexpression resulted in increased grain yield, straw yield, and grain:straw ratio, accompanied by increased P concentrations in the leaf blade, leaf sheath, culm, and unfilled rice hulls...
May 13, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500239/vacuolar-and-plasma-membrane-proton-pumps-collaborate-to-achieve-cytosolic-ph-homeostasis-in-yeast
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Gloria A Martínez-Muñoz, Patricia Kane
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May 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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