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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238727/testosterone-metabolism-of-equine-single-cyps-of-the-3a-subfamily-compared-to-the-human-cyp3a4
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S Vimercati, M Büchi, J Zielinski, N Peduto, M Mevissen
Cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) are responsible for the phase I metabolism of drugs, xenobiotics and endogenous substances. Knowledge of single CYPs and their substrates is important for drug metabolism, helps to predict adverse effects and may prevent reduced drug efficacy in polypharmacy. In this study, three equine isoenzymes of the 3A subfamily, the equine flavoprotein NADPH-P450 oxidoreductase (POR), and the cytochrome b5 (CYB5) were cloned, sequenced and heterologously expressed in a baculovirus expression system...
February 23, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238672/thermodynamics-of-interactions-between-mammalian-cytochromes-p450-and-b5
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Evgeny Yablokov, Anna Florinskaya, Alexei Medvedev, Gennady Sergeev, Natallia Strushkevich, Alexander Luschik, Tatsiana Shkel, Irina Haidukevich, Andrei Gilep, Sergey Usanov, Alexis Ivanov
Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) play an important role in the metabolism of xenobiotics and various endogenous substrates. Being a crucial component of the microsomal monooxygenase system, CYPs are involved in numerous protein-protein interactions. However, mechanisms underlying molecular interactions between components of the monooxygenase system still need better characterization. In this study thermodynamic parameters of paired interactions between mammalian CYPs and cytochromes b5 (CYB5) have been evaluated using a Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) based biosensor Biacore 3000...
February 23, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237118/using-photoconvertible-and-extractable-fluorescent-proteins-to-study-autophagy-in-plants
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M O Abiodun, K Matsuoka
Several methodologies have been employed to understand the kinetics of induced autophagic degradation in plants, but most of them are not capable of distinguishing the autophagic cargo proteins before and after induction of autophagy in cells. Here, we designed a mass photoconverter that allowed us to simultaneously monitor protein synthesis and degradation in tobacco BY-2 cells using a photoconvertible fluorescence marker protein, Kikume Green Red (KikGR). An example of a new protocol for the analysis of autophagy progression using a fusion protein of cytochrome b5 and KikGR under phosphate starvation is described...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225078/distribution-of-valence-electrons-of-the-flavin-cofactor-in-nadh-cytochrome-b5-reductase
#4
Kiyofumi Takaba, Kazuki Takeda, Masayuki Kosugi, Taro Tamada, Kunio Miki
Flavin compounds such as flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), flavin mononucleotide and riboflavin make up the active centers in flavoproteins that facilitate various oxidoreductive processes. The fine structural features of the hydrogens and valence electrons of the flavin molecules in the protein environment are critical to the functions of the flavoproteins. However, information on these features cannot be obtained from conventional protein X-ray analyses at ordinary resolution. Here we report the charge density analysis of a flavoenzyme, NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (b5R), at an ultra-high resolution of 0...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216158/resveratrol-regulates-neuronal-glucose-uptake-and-insulin-sensitivity-via-p21-activated-kinase-2-pak2
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Pallavi Varshney, Chinmoy Sankar Dey
We have recently reported P21-activated kinase 2 (PAK2), a serine/threonine kinase as a negative regulator of neuronal glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol (RSV), a natural polyphenol with anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, regulates PAK2 activity in HepG2 and ESC-B5 cell apoptosis. However, regulation of PAK2 by RSV in neuronal insulin signaling pathway, if any, is still unknown. In the present study, RSV treatment significantly increased PAK2 activity under insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant condition, along with a marked decrease in glucose uptake in differentiated N2A cells...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161630/base-pair-opening-dynamics-of-the-microrna-precursor-pri-mir156a-affect-temperature-responsive-flowering-in-arabidopsis
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Hee-Eun Kim, Wanhui Kim, Ae-Ree Lee, Suhyun Jin, A Rim Jun, Nak-Kyoon Kim, Joon-Hwa Lee, Ji Hoon Ahn
Internal and environmental cues, including ambient temperature changes, regulate the timing of flowering in plants. Arabidopsis miR156 represses flowering and plays an important role in the regulation of temperature-responsive flowering. However, the molecular basis of miR156 processing at lower temperatures remains largely unknown. Here, we performed nuclear magnetic resonance studies to investigate the base-pair opening dynamics of model RNAs at 16 °C and investigated the in vivo effects of the mutant RNAs on temperature-responsive flowering...
February 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134754/fabrication-of-annealed-gold-nanostructures-on-pre-treated-glow-discharge-cleaned-glasses-and-their-used-for-localized-surface-plasmon-resonance-lspr-and-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-sers-detection-of-adsorbed-bio-molecules
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Rodica Elena Ionescu, Ece Neslihan Aybeke, Eric Bourillot, Yvon Lacroute, Eric Lesniewska, Pierre-Michel Adam, Jean-Louis Bijeon
Metallic nanoparticles are considered as active supports in the development of specific chemical or biological biosensors. Well-organized nanoparticles can be prepared either through expensive (e.g., electron beam lithography) or inexpensive (e.g., thermal synthesis) approaches where different shapes of nanoparticles are easily obtained over large solid surfaces. Herein, the authors propose a low-cost thermal synthesis of active plasmonic nanostructures on thin gold layers modified glass supports after 1 h holding on a hot plate (~350 °C)...
January 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112125/systemic-administration-of-an-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-monoclonal-antibody-protects-against-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-rats
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Qingman Ge, Shaocheng Wang, Yuezhong Zheng
OBJECTIVE: This study was to evaluate the effect of systemic injection of an anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) monoclonal antibody (mAb) on endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six male Wistar rats (6-8 weeks old) were randomly divided into three groups: EIU, anti-TNF-α mAb + EIU, and control. EIU was induced by injecting Escherichia coli O55:B5 lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the hind footpad of the rats (150 μg/rat). The anti-TNF-α mAb (1 μg/kg) was administrated 30 min before LPS injection through one-time intravenous injection...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107436/a-micro-ct-study-in-patients-with-breast-microcalcifications-using-a-mathematical-algorithm-to-assess-3d-structure
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David Kenkel, Zsuzsanna Varga, Heike Heuer, Konstantin J Dedes, Nicole Berger, Lukas Filli, Andreas Boss
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relevance of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of breast microcalcifications (MC) as a predictor of malignancy using highly resolved micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) datasets of biopsy samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 28 women with suspicious MC in their mammogram undergoing vacuum-assisted biopsy. Directly after the intervention, the specimens were scanned in a micro-CT with an isometric spatial resolution of 9 μm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041733/glucose-requirements-of-an-activated-immune-system-in-lactating-holstein-cows
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S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M Abuajamieh, E J Mayorga, M V Sanz Fernandez, L H Baumgard
Accurately quantifying activated immune system energy requirements in vivo is difficult, but a better understanding may advance strategies to maximize animal productivity. Study objectives were to estimate whole-body glucose utilization following an i.v. endotoxin challenge. Lactating Holstein cows were jugular catheterized and assigned 1 of 3 bolus treatments: control (CON; 5 mL of saline; n = 6), lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-administered (LPS-C; 1.5 μg/kg of body weight; Escherichia coli 055:B5; n = 6), and LPS + euglycemic clamp (LPS-Eu; 1...
March 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031266/chronic-plasmodium-chabaudi-infection-generates-cd4-memory-t-cells-with-increased-t-cell-receptor-sensitivity-but-poor-secondary-expansion-and-increased-apoptosis
#11
Michael M Opata, Robin Stephens
Exposure to blood-stage malaria infection is often persistent, leading to generation of CD4 effector and effector memory T cells that contribute to protection. We showed previously that chronic exposure to blood-stage Plasmodium chabaudi offers the best protection from parasitemia and pathology in reinfection cases, correlating with an increase in Th1 cells. Although much is known about the features of resting or exhausted memory T cells (Tmem), little is known about the functional capacities of chronically stimulated but protective T cells...
March 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027470/performance-of-a-novel-atrazine-induced-cerebellar-toxicity-in-quail-coturnix-c-coturnix-activating-pxr-car-pathway-responses-and-disrupting-cytochrome-p450-homeostasis
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Jun Xia, Lei Qin, Zheng-Hai Du, Jia Lin, Xue-Nan Li, Jin-Long Li
Atrazine is well known to be a biologically hazardous substance with toxic effects, but atrazine-induced neurotoxicity remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of atrazine-induced cerebellar toxicity. To determine atrazine-exerted potential neurotoxicity, quails were treated with 50, 250 and 500 mg/kg atrazine by gavage administration for 45 days. Notably, the changes of cytochrome P450 enzyme system (CYP450s) were observed in atrazine-exposed quails. The contents of cytochrome P450 (CYP450) and Cytochrome b5 (Cyt b5) and the activities of NADPH-cytochrome c reductase (NCR), aminopyrin N-demethylase (APND) and aniline-4-hydeoxylase (AH) were increased and erythromycin N-demethylase (ERND) was decreased in quail cerebellum...
December 18, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025000/determination-of-water-soluble-and-fat-soluble-vitamins-in-tears-and-blood-serum-of-infants-and-parents-by-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Maryam Khaksari, Lynn R Mazzoleni, Chunhai Ruan, Robert T Kennedy, Adrienne R Minerick
Tears serve as a viable diagnostic fluid with advantages including less invasive sample to collect and less complex to prepare for analysis. Several water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins were detected and quantified in human tears and compared with blood serum levels. Samples from 15 family pairs, each pair consisting of a four-month-old infant and one parent were analyzed; vitamin concentrations were compared between tears and blood serum for individual subjects, between infants and parents, and against self-reported dietary intakes...
December 23, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011919/hpv-6-molecular-variants-association-with-the-development-of-genital-warts-in-men-the-him-study
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Ema Flores-Díaz, Karen A Sereday, Silvaneide Ferreira, Bradley Sirak, João Simão Sobrinho, Maria Luiza Baggio, Lenice Galan, Roberto C Silva, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Anna R Giuliano, Luisa L Villa, Laura Sichero
BACKGROUND: HPV-6 and 11 are the etiological agents of approximately 90% genital warts (GWs). The impact of HPV-6 genetic heterogeneity on persistence and progression to GWs remains undetermined. METHODS: HPV Infection in Men (HIM) study participants who had HPV-6 genital swabs and/or GWs preceded by a viable normal genital swab were analyzed. Variants characterization was performed by PCR-sequencing and samples classified within lineages (A, B) and sub-lineages (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5)...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011355/elimination-of-representative-contaminant-candidate-list-viruses-coxsackievirus-echovirus-hepatitis-a-virus-and-norovirus-from-water-by-coagulation-processes
#15
N Shirasaki, T Matsushita, Y Matsui, K Murai, A Aochi
We examined the removal of representative contaminant candidate list (CCL) viruses (coxsackievirus [CV] B5, echovirus type [EV] 11, and hepatitis A virus [HAV] IB), recombinant norovirus virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs), and murine norovirus (MNV) type 1 by coagulation. Water samples were subjected to coagulation with polyaluminum chloride (PACl, basicity 1.5) followed by either settling or settling and filtration. Together with our previously published results, the removal ratio order, as evaluated by a plaque-forming-unit method or an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay after settling, was HAV>EV=rNV-VLPs≥CV=poliovirus type 1=MNV>adenovirus type 40 (range, 0...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000554/a-homodimer-model-can-resolve-the-conundrum-as-to-how-cytochrome-p450-oxidoreductase-and-cytochrome-b5-compete-for-the-same-binding-site-on-cytochrome-p450c17
#16
Jessica K Holien, Michael W Parker, Alan J Conley, C Jo Corbin, Raymond J Rodgers, Lisandra L Martin
Cytochrome P450 17α-hydroxylase, 17,20-lyase (P450c17) is a key enzyme in the synthesis of cortisol in the zona fascicula of the adrenal cortex, and the synthesis of androgen precursors in the adrenal zona reticularis and the gonads. Each of these reactions require electrons transferred by the electron donor cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase. The 17-hydroxylation of its substrate occurs in all cells where P450c17 is expressed. Remarkably, a second, subsequent reaction, namely the 17,20-lyase activity, only occurs in the zona reticularis and gonads...
December 20, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999767/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-the-combination-of-chlorhexidine-digluconate-and-dexpanthenol
#17
Axel Kramer, Ojan Assadian, Torsten Koburger-Janssen
Objective: The objective of this standardised experimental study was to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy of the combination of chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) and the anti-inflammatory pro-vitamin dexpanthenol, which stimulates wound-healing, in the form of Bepanthen(®) Antiseptic Wound Cream, in order to rule out possible antagonistic combination effects of CHX and the alcohol analogue of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) dexpanthenol. Method: Testing was carried out using the quantitative suspension test at conditions simulating wound bio-burden...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999424/polyphyletic-origin-of-mers-coronaviruses-and-isolation-of-a-novel-clade-a-strain-from-dromedary-camels-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#18
Susanna K P Lau, Renate Wernery, Emily Y M Wong, Sunitha Joseph, Alan K L Tsang, Nissy Annie Georgy Patteril, Shyna K Elizabeth, Kwok-Hung Chan, Rubeena Muhammed, Jöerg Kinne, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Ulrich Wernery, Patrick C Y Woo
Little is known regarding the molecular epidemiology of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) circulating in dromedaries outside Saudi Arabia. To address this knowledge gap, we sequenced 10 complete genomes of MERS-CoVs isolated from 2 live and 8 dead dromedaries from different regions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Phylogenetic analysis revealed one novel clade A strain, the first detected in the UAE, and nine clade B strains. Strain D998/15 had a distinct phylogenetic position within clade A, being more closely related to the dromedary isolate NRCE-HKU205 from Egypt than to the human isolates EMC/2012 and Jordan-N3/2012...
December 21, 2016: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992204/increased-back-bonding-explains-step-edge-reactivity-and-particle-size-effect-for-co-activation-on-ru-nanoparticles
#19
Lucas Foppa, Christophe Copéret, Aleix Comas-Vives
Carbon monoxide is a ubiquitous molecule, a key feedstock and intermediate in chemical processes. Its adsorption and activation, typically carried out on metallic nanoparticles (NPs), are strongly dependent on the particle size. In particular, small NPs, which in principle contain more corner and step-edge atoms, are surprisingly less reactive than larger ones. Hereby, first-principles calculations on explicit Ru NP models (1-2 nm) show that both small and large NPs can present step-edge sites (e.g., B5 and B6 sites)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988639/remarkable-diversity-of-the-genus-i-endonura-i-cassagnau-1979-collembola-neanuridae-neanurinae-in-the-caucasus
#20
Adrian Smolis, Nataliya Kuznetsova
Endonura alticola (Stach, 1951) comb. nov. is redescribed based on the type material and seven new species of the genus Endonura are described from the various parts of the Caucasus. E. paracantabrica sp. nov. can be recognized by the number of chaetae (L+So) on head and a fusion of tubercles Di and De on the first thoracic segment. Specific traits of E. aibgai sp. nov. include small body size, low number of chaetae (L+So) on head, nonogival labrum, dentate claws, and long tibiotarsal chaetae B4 and B5. E. diminutichaeta sp...
November 27, 2016: Zootaxa
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