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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936488/ro52-trim21-deficient-expression-and-function-in-different-subsets-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-a-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-response-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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D Gómez-Martín, A S Galindo-Feria, A Barrera-Vargas, J Merayo-Chalico, G Juárez-Vega, J Torres-Ruiz, J Alcocer-Varela
The presence of anti-Ro52/Trim21 autoantibodies has been associated with a distinctive clinical profile and has gained value as a prognostic marker in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). The aim of the present work was to analyze Ro52/Trim21 expression in different subsets of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with IIM, as well as the ubiquitination profile and its association with pro-inflammatory cytokine production. We included 18 patients with recent onset IIM and 18 age and gender-matched healthy donors...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936482/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-icp-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
V Keitel, C Dröge, S Stepanow, T Fehm, E Mayatepek, K Köhrer, D Häussinger
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) represents the most common pregnancy-related liver disease in women. Women frequently present in the third trimester with pruritus and elevated serum bile acid and/or alanine transaminase levels. Clinical symptoms quickly resolve after delivery; however, recurrence in subsequent pregnancies has to be expected. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with increased perinatal complications, such as premature delivery, meconium staining of the amniotic fluid, respiratory distress, low Apgar scores, and even stillbirth...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936456/1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-inhibits-de-novo-fatty-acid-synthesis-and-lipid-accumulation-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-cells-through-down-regulation-of-pyruvate-carboxylase
#3
Tomasz Wilmanski, Kimberly Buhman, Shawn S Donkin, John R Burgess, Dorothy Teegarden
Both increased de novo fatty acid synthesis and higher neutral lipid accumulation are a common phenotype observed in aggressive breast cancer cells, making lipid metabolism a promising target for breast cancer prevention. In the present studies, we demonstrate a novel effect of the active metabolite of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)₂D) on lipid metabolism in malignant breast epithelial cells. Treatment of MCF10CA1a breast epithelial cells with 1,25(OH)₂D (10 nM) for 5 and 7 days decreased the level of triacylglycerol, the most abundant form of neutral lipids, by 20%(±3...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936446/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-4-aminoquinoline-purine-hybrids-as-potential-antiplasmodial-agents
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P Linga Reddy, Shabana I Khan, Prija Ponnan, Mohit Tripathi, Diwan S Rawat
A novel series of 4-aminoquinoline-purine hybrids were synthesized and assessed for their antiplasmodial activity against CQ-sensitive and CQ-resistant strains of P. falciparum. It was envisaged that linking of the 4-aminoquinoline pharmacophore (targeting heme-detoxification pathway of malarial parasite) with the purine functionality (targeting plasmodial HG(X)PRT enzyme) will produce a hybrid antiplasmodial agent with increased potency. The synthesized hybrids displayed good antiplasmodial activities against both the sensitive and resistant strains of P...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936405/identification-of-lipopolysaccharide-interacting-plasma-membrane-type-proteins-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#5
Cornelius S Vilakazi, Ian A Dubery, Lizelle A Piater
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is an amphiphatic bacterial glycoconjugate found on the external membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. This endotoxin is considered as a microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP) molecule and has been shown to elicit defense responses in plants. Here, LPS-interacting proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana plasma membrane (PM)-type fractions were captured and identified in order to investigate those involved in LPS perception and linked to triggering of innate immune responses. A novel proteomics-based affinity-capture strategy coupled to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was employed for the enrichment and identification of LPS-interacting proteins...
November 30, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936239/a-broad-spectrum-chemokine-binding-protein-of-bovine-papular-stomatitis-virus-inhibits-neutrophil-and-monocyte-infiltration-in-inflammatory-and-wound-models-of-mouse-skin
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Saeed Sharif, Yoshio Nakatani, Lyn Wise, Michael Corbett, Nicola C Real, Gabriella S Stuart, Zabeen Lateef, Kurt Krause, Andrew A Mercer, Stephen B Fleming
Bovine papular stomatitis virus (BPSV) is a Parapoxvirus that induces acute pustular skin lesions in cattle and is transmissible to humans. Previous studies have shown that BPSV encodes a distinctive chemokine-binding protein (CBP). Chemokines are critically involved in the trafficking of immune cells to sites of inflammation and infected tissue, suggesting that the CBP plays a role in immune evasion by preventing immune cells reaching sites of infection. We hypothesised that the BPSV-CBP binds a wide range of inflammatory chemokines particularly those involved in BPSV skin infection, and inhibits the recruitment of immune cells from the blood into inflamed skin...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936166/increased-age-but-not-parity-predisposes-to-higher-bacteriuria-burdens-due-to-streptococcus-urinary-tract-infection-and-influences-bladder-cytokine-responses-which-develop-independent-of-tissue-bacterial-loads
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Matthew J Sullivan, Alison J Carey, Sophie Y Leclercq, Chee K Tan, Glen C Ulett
Streptococcus agalactiae causes urinary tract infection (UTI) in pregnant adults, non-pregnant adults, immune-compromised individuals and the elderly. The pathogenesis of S. agalactiae UTI in distinct patient populations is poorly understood. In this study, we used murine models of UTI incorporating young mice, aged and dam mice to show that uropathogenic S. agalactiae causes bacteriuria at significantly higher levels in aged mice compared to young mice and this occurs coincident with equivalent levels of bladder tissue colonisation at 24 h post-infection (p...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936012/sugarcane-transcriptome-analysis-in-response-to-infection-caused-by-acidovorax-avenae-subsp-avenae
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Ailton B Santa Brigida, Cristian A Rojas, Clícia Grativol, Elvismary M de Armas, Júlio O P Entenza, Flávia Thiebaut, Marcelo de F Lima, Laurent Farrinelli, Adriana S Hemerly, Sérgio Lifschitz, Paulo C G Ferreira
Sugarcane is an important tropical crop mainly cultivated to produce ethanol and sugar. Crop productivity is negatively affected by Acidovorax avenae subsp avenae (Aaa), which causes the red stripe disease. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms triggered in response to the infection. We have investigated the molecular mechanism activated in sugarcane using a RNA-seq approach. We have produced a de novo transcriptome assembly (TR7) from sugarcane RNA-seq libraries submitted to drought and infection with Aaa...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935943/confined-mobility-of-tonb-and-fepa-in-escherichia-coli-membranes
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Yoriko Lill, Lorne D Jordan, Chuck R Smallwood, Salete M Newton, Markus A Lill, Phillip E Klebba, Ken Ritchie
The important process of nutrient uptake in Escherichia coli, in many cases, involves transit of the nutrient through a class of beta-barrel proteins in the outer membrane known as TonB-dependent transporters (TBDTs) and requires interaction with the inner membrane protein TonB. Here we have imaged the mobility of the ferric enterobactin transporter FepA and TonB by tracking them in the membranes of live E. coli with single-molecule resolution at time-scales ranging from milliseconds to seconds. We employed simple simulations to model/analyze the lateral diffusion in the membranes of E...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935696/cyanobacteriochrome-photoreceptors-lacking-the-canonical-cys-residue
#10
Keiji Fushimi, Nathan C Rockwell, Gen Enomoto, Ni-Ni-Win, Shelley S Martin, Fei Gan, Donald A Bryant, Masahiko Ikeuchi, J Clark Lagarias, Rei Narikawa
Cyanobacteriochromes (CBCRs) are cyanobacterial photoreceptors that sense near-ultraviolet to far-red light. Like the distantly related phytochromes, all CBCRs reported to date have a conserved Cys residue (the "canonical Cys" or "first Cys") that forms a thioether linkage to C3(1) of the linear tetrapyrrole (bilin) chromophore. Detection of ultraviolet, violet, and blue light is performed by at least three subfamilies of two-Cys CBCRs that require both the first Cys and a second Cys that forms a second covalent linkage to C10 of the bilin...
December 9, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935478/labeling-proteins-inside-living-cells-using-external-fluorophores-for-microscopy
#11
Kai Wen Teng, Yuji Ishitsuka, Pin Ren, Yeoan Youn, Xiang Deng, Pinghua Ge, Andrew S Belmont, Paul R Selvin
Site-specific fluorescent labeling of proteins inside live mammalian cells has been achieved by employing Streptolysin O, a bacterial enzyme which forms temporary pores in the membrane and allows delivery of virtually any fluorescent probes, ranging from labeled IgG's to small ligands, with high efficiency (>85% of cells). The whole process, including recovery, takes 30 min, and the cell is ready to be imaged immediately. A variety of cell viability tests were performed after treatment with SLO to ensure that the cells have intact membranes, are able to divide, respond normally to signaling molecules, and maintains healthy organelle morphology...
December 9, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935327/activation-induced-cell-death-aicd-of-human-melanoma-antigen-specific-tcr-engineered-cd8-t-cells-involves-jnk-bim-and-p53
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Arvind Chhabra, Bijay Mukherji, Deepika Batra
OBJECTIVES: Adoptive cancer immunotherapy (ACT) with transgenic T cell receptor (TCR) engineered (TCReng) anti-tumor T cells has produced encouraging results, however, efficacy of these approaches need improvement. Since premature activation induced cell death (AICD) of adoptively administered T cells could be a major impediment, we examined the mechanism(s) underlying AICD in TCReng CD8+ cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL). METHODS: AICD in human tumor antigen specific MHC class I restricted TCR engineered CD8+ CTL was induced by exposing them to cognate peptide epitope...
December 9, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935292/introduction-of-premature-stop-codons-as-an-evolutionary-strategy-to-rescue-signaling-network-function
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Purnima S Kompella, Alan M Moses, Sergio G Peisajovich
The cellular concentrations of key components of signaling networks are tightly regulated, as deviations from their optimal ranges can have negative effects on signaling function. For example, overexpression of the yeast mating pathway mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) Fus3 decreases pathway output, in part by sequestering individual components away from functional multi-protein complexes. Using a synthetic biology approach, we investigated potential mechanisms by which selection could compensate for a decrease in signaling activity caused by overexpression of Fus3...
December 9, 2016: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935291/a-comparison-between-the-photoactivation-kinetics-of-human-and-bovine-rhodopsins
#14
Chie Funatogawa, Istvan Szundi, David S Kliger
Rhodopsin is a G-protein-coupled receptor important for vertebrate vision under dim light conditions. Many studies of the activation mechanism of bovine rhodopsin have been conducted, but there have been relatively few investigations of the human protein. A recent study of the late photointermediates of bovine rhodopsin studies at 15 °C and pH 7.3, 8.0, and 8.7 revealed a rather complex activation mechanism involving two metarhodopsin I480 and metarhodopsin II intermediates. Human rhodopsin was studied under these same conditions using time-resolved optical absorption spectroscopy with measurements from 10 μs to 200 ms after photolysis...
December 9, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935220/nuclear-co-repressor-ncor-is-required-to-maintain-insulin-sensitivity-in-c2-c12-myotubes
#15
Abhijeet K Choudhary, Chinmoy S Dey
Nuclear co-repressor (NCoR) regulate peripheral insulin sensitivity, however its role in modulating insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle remains elusive. Present study investigated protein expression and effect of NCoR on insulin sensitivity in murine skeletal muscle cell line C2 C12 . Myotubes as compared to myoblasts of C2 C12 cells was found to be more sensitive in response to insulin as increase in insulin stimulated phosphorylation of AKT at serine 473 residue (pAKT(S473) ) was significantly higher in myotubes...
December 9, 2016: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935167/ck2-phospho-independent-assembly-of-the-tel2-associated-stress-signaling-complexes-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#16
Haruna Inoue, Shizuka Sugimoto, Yumiko Takeshita, Miho Takeuchi, Mitsuko Hatanaka, Koji Nagao, Takeshi Hayashi, Aya Kokubu, Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Junko Kanoh
An evolutionarily conserved protein Tel2 regulates a variety of stress signals. In mammals, TEL2 associates with TTI1 and TTI2 to form the Triple T (TTT: TEL2-TTI1-TTI2) complex as well as with all the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-like kinases (PIKKs) and the R2TP (Ruvbl1-Ruvbl2-Tah1-Pih1 in budding yeast)/prefoldin-like complex that associates with HSP90. The phosphorylation of TEL2 by casein kinase 2 (CK2) enables direct binding of PIHD1 (mammalian Pih1) to TEL2 and is important for the stability and the functions of PIKKs...
December 9, 2016: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935136/a-possible-s-glutathionylation-of-specific-proteins-by-glyoxalase-ii-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-study
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Luisa Ercolani, Andrea Scirè, Roberta Galeazzi, Luca Massaccesi, Laura Cianfruglia, Adolfo Amici, Francesco Piva, Lorena Urbanelli, Carla Emiliani, Giovanni Principato, Tatiana Armeni
: Glyoxalase II, the second of 2 enzymes in the glyoxalase system, is a hydroxyacylglutathione hydrolase that catalyses the hydrolysis of S-d-lactoylglutathione to form d-lactic acid and glutathione, which is released from the active site. The tripeptide glutathione is the major sulfhydryl antioxidant and has been shown to control several functions, including S-glutathionylation of proteins. S-Glutathionylation is a way for the cells to store reduced glutathione during oxidative stress, or to protect protein thiol groups from irreversible oxidation, and few enzymes involved in protein S-glutathionylation have been found to date...
December 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935092/a-flap-endonuclease-tcfen1-is-involved-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-cell-proliferation-dna-repair-and-parasite-survival
#18
I Ponce, C Aldunate, L Valenzuela, S Sepúlveda, G Garrido, U Kemmerling, G Cabrera, N Galanti
FLAP endonucleases (FEN) are involved both in DNA replication and repair by processing DNA intermediaries presenting a nucleotide flap using its phosphodiesterase activity. In spite of these important functions in DNA metabolism this enzyme was not yet studied in Trypanosomatids. Trypanosoma cruzi, the ethiological agent of Chagas disease, presents two dividing cellular forms (epimastigote and amastigote) and one non-proliferative, infective form (trypomastigote). The parasite survives DNA damage produced by reactive species generated in its hosts...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934985/importance-of-specimen-pretreatment-for-the-low-level-detection-of-mycobacterial-lipoarabinomannan-in-human-serum
#19
Lars B Laurentius, Alexis C Crawford, Timothy S Mulvihill, Jennifer H Granger, Ryan Robinson, John S Spencer, Delphi Chatterjee, Kimberly E Hanson, Marc D Porter
Patient care and prevention of disease outbreaks rely heavily on the performance of diagnostic tests. These tests are typically carried out in serum, urine, and other complex sample matrices, but are often plagued by a number of matrix effects such as nonspecific adsorption and complexation with circulating proteins. This paper demonstrates the importance of sample pretreatment to overcome matrix effects, enabling the low-level detection of a disease marker for tuberculosis (TB). The impact of pretreatment is illustrated by detecting a cell wall component unique to mycobacteria, lipoarabinomannan (LAM)...
December 9, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934965/role-and-mechanism-of-the-ampk-pathway-in-waterborne-zn-exposure-influencing-the-hepatic-energy-metabolism-of-synechogobius-hasta
#20
Kun Wu, Chao Huang, Xi Shi, Feng Chen, Yi-Huan Xu, Ya-Xiong Pan, Zhi Luo, Xu Liu
Previous studies have investigated the physiological responses in the liver of Synechogobius hasta exposed to waterborne zinc (Zn). However, at present, very little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms of these responses. In this study, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed to analyse the differences in the hepatic transcriptomes between control and Zn-exposed S. hasta. A total of 36,339 unigenes and 1,615 bp of unigene N50 were detected. These genes were further annotated to the Nonredundant protein (NR), Nonredundant nucleotide (Nt), Swiss-Prot, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), Clusters of Orthologous Groups (COG) and Gene Ontology (GO) databases...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
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