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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221716/ionic-self-assembled-platform-of-perylenediimide-sodium-dodecylsulfate-for-detection-of-spermine-in-clinical-samples
#1
Prabhpreet Singh, Lalit Singh Mittal, Gaurav Bhargava, Subodh Kumar
The detection and quantification of spermine in clinical practice is important for early diagnosis of many diseases. The chromatographic and immunoassay-based methods are commonly used. However, fluorescence-based assay could provide real time detection. Herein, we report synthesis and aggregation properties of dicationic perylene probe (DAB-PDI) and used DAB-PDI in developing fluorescent 'turn-on' ensemble for detection of spermine. The fluorescence of DAB-PDI (10 µM, Φ = 0.55) is efficiently quenched by negatively charged sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) through formation of ionic self-assembled aggregates (charge ratio N/P = 9)...
February 21, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212867/protective-effect-of-spermine-against-pentylenetetrazole-kindling-epilepsy-induced-comorbidities-in-mice
#2
Mandeep Kumar, Puneet Kumar
Nitric oxide (NO), an important intracellular signaling molecule is involved in modulation of neuronal transmission. The NO level increases during epileptic activity in animal models of epilepsy. However, its role in epileptic activity remains controversial. Spermine is an endogenous polyamine; possesses anti-oxidant property and has ability to modulate ion channels and NO synthase activity. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the role of NO pathway in the neuroprotective effect of spermine, in Pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) induced kindling epilepsy in mice...
February 14, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194936/supramolecular-chemotherapy-cooperative-enhancement-of-antitumor-activity-by-combining-controlled-release-of-oxaliplatin-and-consuming-of-spermine-by-cucurbit-7-uril
#3
Yueyue Chen, Zehuan Huang, Hanyang Zhao, Jiangfei Xu, Zhiwei Sun, Xi Zhang
Supramolecular chemotherapy is aimed to employ supramolecular approach for regulating the cytotoxicity and improving the efficiency of antitumor drugs. In this paper, we demonstrated a new example of supramolecular chemotherapy by utilizing the clinical antitumor drug, oxaliplatin, which is the specific drug for colorectal cancer treatment. Cytotoxicity of oxaliplatin to the colorectal normal cell could be significantly decreased by host-guest complexation between oxaliplatin and cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]). More importantly, oxaliplatin-CB[7] exhibited cooperatively enhanced antitumor activity than oxaliplatin itself...
February 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178573/enhancement-of-cold-and-salt-tolerance-of-arabidopsis-by-transgenic-expression-of-the-s-adenosylmethionine-decarboxylase-gene-from-leymus-chinensis
#4
Zhujiang Liu, Panpan Liu, Dongmei Qi, Xianjun Peng, Gongshe Liu
Leymus chinensis is an important perennial forage grass natively distributed in the Eurasian Steppe. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism of its adaptation to extreme environmental conditions. Based on L. chinensis cold-treated sequence database, a highly expressed S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase gene (LcSAMDC1) was isolated from L. chinensis. Gene structure analysis showed that LcSAMDC1 has two introns and three exons as well as three non-overlapping ORFs in its mRNA sequence. One hour of cold exposure caused a significant up-regulation of LcSAMDC1, while abscisic acid (ABA), salt, and osmotic stresses slightly induced its expression...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175935/a-flow-microslot-nmr-probe-coupled-with-a-capillary-isotachophoresis-system-exhibits-improved-properties-compared-to-solenoid-designs
#5
Mikheil Gogiashvili, Ahmad Telfah, Jörg Lambert, Roland Hergenröder
We report on the hyphenation of capillary isotachophoresis (cITP) separations with online nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) detection using a planar microslot waveguide probe design. While cITP is commonly coupled with a solenoidal microcoil NMR probe, the structural information provided is limited by broad resonances and poor spectral resolution due to the magnetic field created by the separation current. The microslot probe design described herein allows the separation capillary to be oriented parallel to the static magnetic field, B 0, eliminating the spectral broadening produced by the secondary magnetic field induced by the separation current...
February 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174542/p2x-receptors-inhibit-nacl-absorption-in-mtal-independently-of-nitric-oxide
#6
Samuel L Svendsen, Søren Isidor, Helle A Praetorius, Jens Leipziger
Activation of basolateral P2X receptors markedly reduces NaCl absorption in mouse medullary thick ascending limb (mTAL). Here we tested the role of nitric oxide (NO) in the ATP-mediated (P2X) transport inhibition. We used isolated, perfused mTALs from mice to electrically measure NaCl absorption. By microelectrodes we determined the transepithelial voltage (Vte) and transepithelial resistance (Rte). Via these two parameters, we calculated the equivalent short circuit current, I'sc as a measure of the transepithelial Na(+) absorption...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173167/two-stems-with-different-characteristics-and-an-internal-loop-in-an-rna-aptamer-contribute-to-spermine-binding
#7
Akihiro Oguro, Asumi Yanagida, Yuta Fujieda, Ryo Amano, Maina Otsu, Taiichi Sakamoto, Gota Kawai, Senya Matsufuji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159969/targeted-metabolomics-reveals-early-dominant-optic-atrophy-signature-in-optic-nerves-of-opa1delttag-mice
#8
Juan Manuel Chao de la Barca, Gilles Simard, Emmanuelle Sarzi, Tanguy Chaumette, Guillaume Rousseau, Stéphanie Chupin, Cédric Gadras, Lydie Tessier, Marc Ferré, Arnaud Chevrollier, Valérie Desquiret-Dumas, Naïg Gueguen, Stéphanie Leruez, Christophe Verny, Dan Miléa, Dominique Bonneau, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Vincent Procaccio, Christian Hamel, Guy Lenaers, Pascal Reynier, Delphine Prunier-Mirebeau
Purpose: Dominant optic atrophy (MIM No. 165500) is a blinding condition related to mutations in OPA1, a gene encoding a large GTPase involved in mitochondrial inner membrane dynamics. Although several mouse models mimicking the disease have been developed, the pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for retinal ganglion cell degeneration remain poorly understood. Methods: Using a targeted metabolomic approach, we measured the concentrations of 188 metabolites in nine tissues, that is, brain, three types of skeletal muscle, heart, liver, retina, optic nerve, and plasma in symptomatic 11-month-old Opa1delTTAG/+ mice...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159940/the-impact-of-bmi-on-sperm-parameters-and-the-metabolite-changes-of-seminal-plasma-concomitantly
#9
Dan Guo, Wei Wu, Qiuqin Tang, Shanlei Qiao, Yiqiu Chen, Minjian Chen, Mengying Teng, Chuncheng Lu, Hongjuan Ding, Yankai Xia, Lingqing Hu, Daozhen Chen, Jiahao Sha, Xinru Wang
The development of male infertility increased rapidly worldwide, which coinciding with the epidemic of obesity. However, the impact of weight abnormalities on sperm quality is still contestable. To assess the correlation between BMI and sperm parameters, we searched relevant articles in PubMed, Embase, Web of science, and Wanfang database published until June 2015 without language restriction. Otherwise, we also recruited some participants who attended fertility clinic as well as some general populations in this report...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157137/extracellular-polyamines-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-cancer-cells-by-odc-ssat-and-akt1-mediated-pathway
#10
Fujun Dai, Wubei Yu, Jia Song, Qian Li, Chaojie Wang, Songqiang Xie
High levels of polyamines were observed and were related to a poor prognosis in cancer patients. However, the mechanism is not obvious. The aim of this study is to mimic the extracellular polyamines in a tumor microenviroment and to explore the role of extracellular polyamines in the proliferation and migration of cancer cells. Three different concentrations of polyamines composed of putrescine, spermidine, and spermine were used. Colony formation assay, wound healing assay, and transwell migration assay were performed...
February 2, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134630/polyamines-preserve-connexin-43-mediated-gap-junctional-communication-during-intracellular-hypercalcemia-and-acidosis
#11
Lilia Y Kucheryavykh, Jan Benedikt, Luis A Cubano, Serguei N Skatchkov, Feliksas F Bukauskas, Yuriy V Kucheryavykh
Changes in the regulation, formation, and gating of connexin-based gap junction channels occur in various disorders. It has been shown that H and Ca are involved in the regulation of gap junctional communication. Ischemia-induced intracellular acidification and Ca overload lead to closure of gap junctions and inhibit an exchange by ions and small molecules throughout the network of cells in the heart, brain, and other tissues. In this study, we examined the role of the polyamines in the regulation of connexin 43 (Cx43)-based gap junction channels under elevated intracellular concentrations of hydrogen ([H]i) and calcium ([Ca]i) ions...
March 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131781/the-involvement-of-spinal-release-of-histamine-on-nociceptive-behaviors-induced-by-intrathecally-administered-spermine
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Hirokazu Mizoguchi, Chizuko Watanabe, Takafumi Hayashi, Yoko Iwata, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Soh Katsuyama, Kengo Hamamura, Tsukasa Sakurada, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Kazuhiko Yanai, Shinobu Sakurada
The involvement of spinal release of histamine on nociceptive behaviors induced by spermine was examined in mice. Intrathecal spermine produced dose-dependent nociceptive behaviors, consisting of scratching, biting and licking. The nociceptive behaviors induced by spermine at 0.02 amol and 10 pmol were markedly suppressed by i.t. pretreatment with antiserum against histamine and were abolished in histidine decarboxylase-deficient mice. In histamine H1 receptor-deficient mice, the nociceptive behaviors induced by spermine were completely abolished after treatment with 0...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124148/human-and-helicobacter-pylori-interactions-determine-the-outcome-of-gastric-diseases
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Alain P Gobert, Keith T Wilson
The innate immune response is a critical hallmark of Helicobacter pylori infection. Epithelial and myeloid cells produce effectors, including the chemokine CXCL8, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and nitric oxide (NO), in response to bacterial components. Mechanistic and epidemiologic studies have emphasized that dysregulated and persistent release of these products leads to the development of chronic inflammation and to the molecular and cellular events related to carcinogenesis. Moreover, investigations in H...
2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109885/hetero-and-homodimerization-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-arginine-decarboxylase-atadc1-and-atadc2
#14
Israel Maruri-López, Juan F Jiménez-Bremont
The arginine decarboxylase enzyme (ADC) carries out the production of agmatine from arginine, which is the precursor of the first polyamine (PA) known as putrescine; subsequently, putrescine is turned into the higher PAs, spermidine and spermine. In Arabidopsis thaliana PA production occurs only from arginine and this step is initiated by two ADC paralogues, AtADC1 and AtADC2. PA production is essential for A. thaliana life cycle. Here, we analyzed the sub-cellular localization of AtADC1 and AtADC2 enzymes through GFP translational fusions...
March 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107732/comparative-analysis-of-polyamine-metabolism-in-wheat-and-maize-plants
#15
Gabriella Szalai, Katalin Janda, Éva Darkó, Tibor Janda, Violeta Peeva, Magda Pál
In the present work changes in polyamine contents were investigated after various hydroponic polyamine treatments (putrescine, spermidine and spermine at 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 mM concentrations) in two different crop species, wheat and maize. In contrast to putrescine, higher polyamines (spermidine and spermine) induced concentration-dependent oxidative damage in both crops, resulting in decreased biomass. The unfavourable effects of polyamines were more pronounced in the roots, and maize was more sensitive than wheat...
January 12, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076812/spermine-condenses-dna-but-not-rna-duplexes
#16
Andrea M Katz, Igor S Tolokh, Suzette A Pabit, Nathan Baker, Alexey V Onufriev, Lois Pollack
Interactions between the polyamine spermine and nucleic acids drive important cellular processes. Spermine condenses DNA and some RNAs, such as poly(rA):poly(rU). A large fraction of the spermine present in cells is bound to RNA but apparently does not condense it. Here, we study the effect of spermine binding to short duplex RNA and DNA, and compare our findings with predictions of molecular-dynamics simulations. When small numbers of spermine are introduced, RNA with a designed sequence containing a mixture of 14 GC pairs and 11 AU pairs resists condensation relative to DNA of an equivalent sequence or to 25 bp poly(rA):poly(rU) RNA...
January 10, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070313/decarboxylase-positive-enterococcus-faecium-strains-isolated-from-rabbit-meat-and-their-sensitivity-to-enterocins
#17
Andrea Lauková, Renata Szabóová, Pavel Pleva, Leona Buňková, Ľubica Chrastinová
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to determine sensitivity of Enterococcus faecium strains from rabbit meat to enterocins. RESULTS: Twenty-five decarboxylase-positive strains (from rabbit meat) allotted to the species E. faecium by genotypization and by MALDI TOF MS spectrometry identification (evaluation score value range 2.104-2.359; in the range for highly probable species identification-score value 2.300-3.000 and secure probable species identification/probable species identification-2...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052993/spermine-and-spermidine-alter-gene-expression-and-antigenic-profile-of-borrelia-burgdorferi
#18
Ying-Han Lin, Jesus A Romo, Trever C Smith, Ann N Reyes, S L Rajasekhar Karna, Christine L Miller, Tricia A Van Laar, Raghunandan Yendapally, James P Chambers, J Seshu
Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, responds to numerous host-derived signals to alter adaptive capabilities during its enzootic cycle in an arthropod vector and mammalian host. Molecular mechanisms that enable B. burgdorferi to detect, channel, and respond to these signals have become an intense area of study for developing strategies to limit transmission/infection. Bioinformatic analysis of the borrelial genome revealed the presence of polyamine transport components (PotA, B, C and D) while homologs for polyamine biosynthesis were conspicuously absent...
January 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052719/comparison-of-soybean-cultivars-for-enhancement-of-the-polyamine-contents-in-the-fermented-soybean-natto-using-bacillus-subtilis-natto
#19
Kazuya Kobayashi, Yuichiro Horii, Satoshi Watanabe, Yuji Kubo, Kumiko Koguchi, Yoshihiro Hoshi, Ken-Ichi Matsumoto, Kuniyasu Soda
Polyamines have beneficial properties to prevent aging-associated diseases. Raw soybean has relatively high polyamine contents; and the fermented soybean natto is a good source of polyamines. However, detailed information of diversity of polyamine content in raw soybean is lacking. The objectives of this study were to evaluate differences of polyamines among raw soybeans and select the high polyamine-containing cultivar for natto production. Polyamine contents were measured chromatographically in 16 samples of soybean, which showed high variation among soybeans as follows: 93-861 nmol/g putrescine, 1055-2306 nmol/g spermidine, and 177-578 nmol/g spermine...
January 5, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043891/adaptive-responses-of-heart-and-skeletal-muscle-to-spermine-oxidase-overexpression-evaluation-of-a-new-transgenic-mouse-model
#20
Roberta Ceci, Guglielmo Duranti, Alessia Leonetti, Stefano Pietropaoli, Federico Spinozzi, Lucia Marcocci, Roberto Amendola, Francesco Cecconi, Stefania Sabatini, Paolo Mariottini, Manuela Cervelli
Spermine oxidase oxidizes spermine to produce H2O2, spermidine, and 3-aminopropanal. It is involved in cell drug response, apoptosis, and in the etiology of several pathologies, including cancer. Spermine oxidase is an important positive regulator of muscle gene expression and fiber size and, when repressed, leads to muscle atrophy. We have generated a transgenic mouse line overexpressing Smox gene in all organs, named Total-Smox. The spermine oxidase overexpression was revealed by β-Gal staining and reverse-transcriptase/PCR analysis, in all tissues analysed...
December 30, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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