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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927781/function-of-38-variants-cyp2c9-polymorphism-on-ketamine-metabolism-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Xiang Zheng, Ping Fang, Su-Su Bao, Dan Lin, Jian-Ping Cai, Guo-Xin Hu
BACKGROUND: Cytochrome P450 proteins (CYP 450) is the most important enzyme system of drug phase I metabolism in liver. In previous reports, reduced efficiency or increased risk of adverse events can be affected by primary sequence mutation in CYP450. AIM: To investigate the effect of gene polymorphism on the metabolism of ketamine in vitro, including the new alleles: 2C9*58, *59 and *60. METHOD: Incubation system which was contained insect microsome, b5, NADPH and 1M PBS incubated 10 μM-1000 μM ketamine in 37 °C for 40 min concentration of norketamine was analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry system (UPLC-MS/MS)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918158/recombinant-expression-and-characterization-of-lucilia-cuprina-cyp6g3-activity-and-binding-properties-toward-multiple-pesticides
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Matthew J Traylor, Jong-Min Baek, Katelyn E Richards, Roberto Fusetto, W Huang, Peter Josh, Zhengzhong Chen, Padma Bollapragada, Richard A J O'Hair, Philip Batterham, Elizabeth M J Gillam
The Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, is a primary cause of sheep flystrike and a major agricultural pest. Cytochrome P450 enzymes have been implicated in the resistance of L. cuprina to several classes of insecticides. In particular, CYP6G3 is a L. cuprina homologue of Drosophila melanogaster CYP6G1, a P450 known to confer multi-pesticide resistance. To investigate the basis of resistance, a bicistronic Escherichia coli expression system was developed to co-express active L. cuprina CYP6G3 and house fly (Musca domestica) P450 reductase...
September 13, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913687/non-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-in-women
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REVIEW
Lee Joseph, Esther S H Kim
Takayasu arteritis, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), spontaneous arterial dissection, Raynaud's phenomenon, and chilblains are vascular conditions that are associated with an increased predisposition in women and are often underdiagnosed. Takayasu arteritis has an incidence rate of 2.6 cases per million individuals per year in the USA and predominantly affects women of childbearing age. HLA-B5 genetic locus is linked with Takayasu arteritis susceptibility. Methods to determine active disease are limiting; currently utilized clinical and imaging findings and laboratory tests are of limited value for this purpose...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911222/a-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-imaging-of-pantetheinase-in-living-cells
#4
Yiming Hu, Hongyu Li, Wen Shi, Huimin Ma
Pantetheinase, which catalyzes the cleavage of pantetheine to pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and cysteamine, is involved in the regulation of oxidative stress, pantothenate recycling and cell migration. However, further elucidating the cellular function of this enzyme is largely limited by the lack of a suitable fluorescence imaging probe. By conjugating pantothenic acid with cresyl violet, herein we develop a new fluorescence probe CV-PA for the assay of pantetheinase. The probe not only possesses long analytical wavelengths but also displays linear ratiometric (I628/582 nm) fluorescence response to pantetheinase in the range of 5-400 ng/mL with a detection limit of 4...
September 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904274/factors-relating-to-self-efficacy-among-psychiatric-nurses
#5
Hironori Yada, Mako Kobayashi, Ryo Odachi, Toshie Yamane
This study aimed to clarify the factors related to self-efficacy experienced by psychiatric nurses. Analysis of qualitative descriptive data from a free self-description questionnaire administered to 16 psychiatric nurses working in psychiatric hospitals revealed 24 codes across the following 8 categories as factors that increase self-efficacy: A1. possibility of practical use in nursing, A2. nursing judgment, A3. improvement of psychiatric symptoms, A4. the patients presenting a positive attitude, A5. building a relationship of trust with the patients, A6...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900161/acetyl-4-phosphopantetheine-is-stable-in-serum-and-prevents-phenotypes-induced-by-pantothenate-kinase-deficiency
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Ivano Di Meo, Cristina Colombelli, Balaji Srinivasan, Marianne de Villiers, Jeffrey Hamada, Suh Y Jeong, Rachel Fox, Randall L Woltjer, Pieter G Tepper, Liza L Lahaye, Emanuela Rizzetto, Clara H Harrs, Theo de Boer, Marianne van der Zwaag, Branko Jenko, Alen Čusak, Jerca Pahor, Gregor Kosec, Nicola A Grzeschik, Susan J Hayflick, Valeria Tiranti, Ody C M Sibon
Coenzyme A is an essential metabolite known for its central role in over one hundred cellular metabolic reactions. In cells, Coenzyme A is synthesized de novo in five enzymatic steps with vitamin B5 as the starting metabolite, phosphorylated by pantothenate kinase. Mutations in the pantothenate kinase 2 gene cause a severe form of neurodegeneration for which no treatment is available. One therapeutic strategy is to generate Coenzyme A precursors downstream of the defective step in the pathway. Here we describe the synthesis, characteristics and in vivo rescue potential of the acetyl-Coenzyme A precursor S-acetyl-4'-phosphopantetheine as a possible treatment for neurodegeneration associated with pantothenate kinase deficiency...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887630/ncb5or-deficiency-in-the-cerebellum-and-midbrain-leads-to-dehydration-and-alterations-in-thirst-response-fasted-feeding-behavior-and-voluntary-exercise-in-mice
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Matthew A Stroh, Michelle K Winter, Kenneth E McCarson, John P Thyfault, Hao Zhu
Cytosolic NADH-cytochrome-b5-oxidoreductase (NCB5OR) is ubiquitously expressed in animal tissues. We have previously reported that global ablation of NCB5OR in mice results in early-onset lean diabetes with decreased serum leptin levels and increased metabolic and feeding activities. The conditional deletion of NCB5OR in the mouse cerebellum and midbrain (conditional knock out, CKO mice) results in local iron dyshomeostasis and altered locomotor activity. It has been established that lesion to or removal of the cerebellum leads to changes in nutrient organization, visceral response, feeding behavior, and body weight...
September 8, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884205/development-of-brassica-oleracea-nigra-monosomic-alien-addition-lines-genotypic-cytological-and-morphological-analyses
#8
Chen Tan, Cheng Cui, Yi Xiang, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
We report the development and characterization of Brassica oleracea - nigra monosomic alien addition lines (MAALs) to dissect the Brassica B genome. Brassica nigra (2n = 16, BB) represents the diploid Brassica B genome which carries many useful genes and traits for breeding but received limited studies. To dissect the B genome from B. nigra, the triploid F1 hybrid (2n = 26, CCB) obtained previously from the cross B. oleracea var. alboglabra (2n = 18, CC) × B. nigra was used as the maternal parent and backcrossed successively to parental B...
September 7, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883632/extraction-separation-and-characterization-of-endotoxins-in-water-samples-using-solid-phase-extraction-and-capillary-electrophoresis-laser-induced-fluorescence
#9
Fun Man Fung, Min Su, Hua-Tao Feng, Sam Fong Yau Li
This study focuses on one of the key environmental threats, endotoxins, also known as lipopolysaccharides (LPS). A capillary electrophoresis method in combination with laser induced fluorescence (LIF) detection was developed for the analysis of endotoxins from 16 different bacterial strains. LPSs were derivatized with the amino-reactive fluorescent dye, fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), separated by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) under the optimized conditions with the use of 50 mM sodium tetraborate buffer (pH 9...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876471/taxadiene-5%C3%AE-ol-is-a-minor-product-of-cyp725a4-when-expressed-in-escherichia-coli
#10
Laxmi Sagwan-Barkdoll, Aldwin M Anterola
CYP725A4 is a P450 enzyme from Taxus cuspidata that catalyzes the formation of taxadiene-5α-ol (T5α-ol) from taxadiene in paclitaxel biosynthesis. Past attempts expressing CYP725A4 in heterologous hosts reported the formation of 5(12)-oxa-3(11)-cyclotaxane (OCT) and/or 5(11)-oxa-3(11)-cyclotaxane (iso-OCT) instead of, or in addition to, T5α-ol. Here we report that T5α-ol is produced as a minor product by Escherichia coli expressing both taxadiene synthase (TS) and CYP725A4. The major products were OCT and iso-OCT, while trace amounts of unidentified monooxygenated taxanes were also detected by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
September 6, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875857/is-there-a-link-between-vitamin-b-and-multiple-sclerosis
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Natalie Nemazannikova, Kathleen Mikkelsen, Lily Stojanovska, Gregory L Blatch, Vasso Apostolopoulos
BACKGROUND: Damage to the myelin sheath (demyelination) is one of the main manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS). Interestingly, both MS and vitamin B deficiency results in severe myelin degeneration that leads to loss in neuronal signal transmission. OBJECTIVE: Deficiency in vitamin B complex vary, although common symptoms include fatigue, increased oxidative stress, inflammation and demyelination. In particular, vitamin B12 (cobalamin) has had increased attention for its role in the methylation process, involvement in myelination and re-myelination, and reversal of MS symptoms...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875087/tracing-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-genotype-b5-formerly-b6-evolutionary-history-in-the-circumpolar-arctic-through-phylogeographic-modelling
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Remco Bouckaert, Brenna C Simons, Henrik Krarup, T Max Friesen, Carla Osiowy
BACKGROUND: Indigenous populations of the circumpolar Arctic are considered to be endemically infected (>2% prevalence) with hepatitis B virus (HBV), with subgenotype B5 (formerly B6) unique to these populations. The distinctive properties of HBV/B5, including high nucleotide diversity yet no significant liver disease, suggest virus adaptation through long-term host-pathogen association. METHODS: To investigate the origin and evolutionary spread of HBV/B5 into the circumpolar Arctic, fifty-seven partial and full genome sequences from Alaska, Canada and Greenland, having known location and sampling dates spanning 40 years, were phylogeographically investigated by Bayesian analysis (BEAST 2) using a reversible-jump-based substitution model and a clock rate estimated at 4...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868064/hydrogen-peroxide-is-involved-in-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-hemin-complex-induced-lateral-root-formation-in-tomato-seedlings
#13
Weiti Cui, Dan Zhu, Wenbiao Shen, Yudong Mei, Dekun Hu, Yujian Shi, Yong Ren, Wei Shen, Quan Gu, Daokun Xu, Liqin Huang
Although previous results showed that β-cyclodextrin-hemin complex (β-CDH) could induce tomato lateral root (LR) formation, the corresponding downstream messengers are still not fully understood. In this report, similar to the inducing effects of exogenously applied hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), we discovered that β-CDH elicited RBOH1 transcript upregulation, endogenous H2O2 accumulation, and thereafter tomato LR development. Above responses were sensitive to dimethylthiourea (DMTU) and ascorbic acid (AsA), two membrane-permeable scavengers of H2O2, showing that accumulation of H2O2 and LR formation were significantly blocked...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864155/large-scale-hfmd-epidemics-caused-by-coxsackievirus-a16-in-bangalore-india-during-2013-and-2015
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Rao C Durga, Naidu R Jagadeesh, Maiya P Padmanabha, M Ananda Babu, Bailly Jean-Luc
Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a relatively unreported disease in India. This study was undertaken to characterize the enterovirus type/s associated with two unexpectedly-massive epidemics that occurred in Bangalore, India in 2013 and 2015. Stool samples of 229 children with HFMD living in Northern and Southern areas of Bangalore were tested by RT-PCR; 189 (82.5%) were enterovirus positive. The Indian CV-A16 strains exhibited 98-99% sequence identity with those reported in France and China in the 5' untranslated region...
August 29, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863176/ipsc-derived-neuronal-models-of-pank2-associated-neurodegeneration-reveal-mitochondrial-dysfunction-contributing-to-early-disease
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Charles Arber, Plamena R Angelova, Sarah Wiethoff, Yugo Tsuchiya, Francesca Mazzacuva, Elisavet Preza, Kailash P Bhatia, Kevin Mills, Ivan Gout, Andrey Y Abramov, John Hardy, James A Duce, Henry Houlden, Selina Wray
Mutations in PANK2 lead to neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation. PANK2 has a role in the biosynthesis of coenzyme A (CoA) from dietary vitamin B5, but the neuropathological mechanism and reasons for iron accumulation remain unknown. In this study, atypical patient-derived fibroblasts were reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and subsequently differentiated into cortical neuronal cells for studying disease mechanisms in human neurons. We observed no changes in PANK2 expression between control and patient cells, but a reduction in protein levels was apparent in patient cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862099/association-of-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-kir-genes-and-their-hla-ligands-with-susceptibility-to-beh%C3%A3-et-s%C3%A2-disease
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H Mohammad-Ebrahim, E Kamali-Sarvestani, M Mahmoudi, M Beigy, J Karami, N Ahmadzadeh, F Shahram
OBJECTIVES: Behçet's disease (BD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder with remissions and exacerbations. It is thought that defects in the natural killer (NK) cell repertoire may be involved in BD through killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs). This study aimed to evaluate KIR and HLA genes, their interactions in BD patients, and their associations with clinical manifestations. METHOD: The presence or absence of KIR and HLA alleles and genotypes was analysed by polymerase chain reaction sequence-specific primer on genomic DNA of 397 BD patients and 300 healthy controls...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857456/integration-of-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-data-reveals-enhanced-steroid-hormone-biosynthesis-in-mouse-uterus-during-decidualization
#17
Ji-Long Liu, Wen-Qian Zhang, Miao Zhao, Ming-Yu Huang
It has been long recognized that decidualization is accompanied by significant changes in metabolic pathways. In the present study, we used the GC-TOF-MS approach to investigate the global metabolite profile changes associated with decidualization of mouse uterus on day 8 of pregnancy. We identified a total of 20 differentially accumulated metabolites, of which 9 metabolites were down-regulated and 11 metabolites were up-regulated. As expected, 7 differentially accumulated metabolites were involved in carbohydrate metabolism...
August 31, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825603/nutritional-adequacy-of-the-specific-carbohydrate-diet-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Kimberly Braly, Nila Williamson, Michele L Shaffer, Dale Lee, Ghassan Wahbeh, Jani Klein, Matthew Giefer, David L Suskind
INTRODUCTION: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is an exclusion diet used as a therapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional adequacy of the SCD. METHODS: Prospective dietary data over 12 weeks were analyzed for pediatric patients on the SCD. Intake of 20 key nutrients was compared to Dietary Recommended Intake (DRI) levels and nutrient intake data from similarly aged children from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) National Youth Fitness Survey (NNYFS) in 2012...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819559/growth-inhibitory-efficacy-of-natural-products-in-a-model-for-triple-negative-molecular-subtype-of-clinical-breast-cancer
#19
Nitin Telang
Global gene expression profiling identifies predictive and prognostic biomarkers and rationalizes breast cancer subtype-targeted treatment. The Anthracyclin/Taxol and survival pathway specific small molecular inhibitors, constitute current treatment options. These options are associated with acquired tumor resistance and emergence of drug-resistant cancer stem cells. Dietary supplements and constitutive bioactive phytochemicals with relatively low systemic toxicity may provide testable alternatives for current therapy...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800594/species-identification-and-molecular-typing-of-human-brucella-isolates-from-kuwait
#20
Abu S Mustafa, Nazima Habibi, Amr Osman, Faraz Shaheed, Mohd W Khan
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease of major concern in Kuwait and the Middle East. Human brucellosis can be caused by several Brucella species with varying degree of pathogenesis, and relapses are common after apparently successful therapy. The classical biochemical methods for identification of Brucella are time-consuming, cumbersome, and provide information limited to the species level only. In contrast, molecular methods are rapid and provide differentiation at intra-species level. In this study, four molecular methods [16S rRNA gene sequencing, real-time PCR, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC)-PCR and multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA)-8, MLVA-11 and MLVA-16 were evaluated for the identification and typing of 75 strains of Brucella isolated in Kuwait...
2017: PloS One
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