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Kate E R Hollinshead, Haydn Munford, Katherine L Eales, Chiara Bardella, Chunjie Li, Cristina Escribano-Gonzalez, Alpesh Thakker, Yannic Nonnenmacher, Katarina Kluckova, Mark Jeeves, Robert Murren, Federica Cuozzo, Dan Ye, Giulio Laurenti, Wei Zhu, Karsten Hiller, David J Hodson, Wei Hua, Ian P Tomlinson, Christian Ludwig, Ying Mao, Daniel A Tennant
Since the discovery of mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) in gliomas and other tumors, significant efforts have been made to gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of this oncogenic mutation. One aspect of the neomorphic function of the IDH1 R132H enzyme that has received less attention is the perturbation of cellular redox homeostasis. Here, we describe a biosynthetic pathway exhibited by cells expressing mutant IDH1. By virtue of a change in cellular redox homeostasis, IDH1-mutated cells synthesize excess glutamine-derived proline through enhanced activity of pyrroline 5-carboxylate reductase 1 (PYCR1), coupled to NADH oxidation...
March 20, 2018: Cell Reports
Min-Hui Tang, Nan Gao, Jiao Zhou, Yan Zhao, Jing-Sheng Cheng, Wen-Kun Su, Ying-Jin Yuan
Sulfamethoxazole (SMX) has frequently been detected in aquatic environments. In natural environment, not only individual microorganism but also microbial consortia are involved in some biotransformation of pollutants. The competition for space under consortia causing cell-cell contact inhibition changes the cellular behaviors. Herein, the membrane bioreactor system (MBRS) was applied to improve SMX elimination thorough exchanging the cell-free broths (CFB). The removal efficiency of SMX was increased by more than 24% whether under the pure culture of A...
March 15, 2018: Biodegradation
Nanako Kanno, Katsumi Matsuura, Shin Haruta
Purple photosynthetic bacteria utilize light energy for growth. We previously demonstrated that light energy contributed to prolonging the survival of multiple purple bacteria under carbon-starved conditions. In order to clarify the effects of illumination on metabolic states under carbon-starved, non-growing conditions, we herein compared the metabolic profiles of starved cells in the light and dark using the purple bacterium, Rhodopseudomonas palustris. The metabolic profiles of starved cells in the light were markedly different from those in the dark...
March 13, 2018: Microbes and Environments
Mingming Pu, Lili Sheng, Sooyeon Song, Ting Gong, Thomas K Wood
Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes many biofilm infections, and the rugose small-colony variants (RSCVs) of this bacterium are important for infection. We found here that inactivation of PA2444, which we determined to be a serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT), leads to the RSCV phenotype of P. aeruginosa PA14. In addition, loss of PA2444 increases biofilm formation by two orders of magnitude, increases exopolysaccharide by 45-fold, and abolishes swarming. The RSCV phenotype is related to higher cyclic diguanylate concentrations due to increased activity of the Wsp chemosensory system, including diguanylate cyclase WspR...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Taofeek O Ajiboye, Evelyn Skiebe, Gottfried Wilharm
Phenolic acids with catechol groups are good prooxidants because of their low redox potential. In this study, we provided data showing that phenolic acids, caffeic acid, gallic acid and protocatechuic acid, enhanced colistin-mediated bacterial death by inducing redox imbalance. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of these phenolic acids against Acinetobacter baumannii AB5075 were considerably lowered for ΔsodB and ΔkatG mutants. Checkerboard assay shows synergistic interactions between colistin and phenolic acids...
March 7, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Filipa V Sena, Filipe M Sousa, A Sofia F Oliveira, Cláudio M Soares, Teresa Catarino, Manuela M Pereira
Type-II NADH:quinone oxidoreductases (NDH-2s) are membrane proteins involved in respiratory chains and the only enzymes with NADH:quinone oxidoreductase activity expressed in Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), one of the most common causes of clinical infections. NDH-2s are members of the two-Dinucleotide Binding Domains Flavoprotein (tDBDF) superfamily, having a flavin adenine dinucleotide, FAD, as prosthetic group and NAD(P)H as substrate. The establishment of a Charge-Transfer Complex (CTC) between the isoalloxazine ring of the reduced flavin and the nicotinamide ring of NAD+ in NDH-2 was described, and in this work we explored its role in the kinetic mechanism using different electron donors and electron acceptors...
February 17, 2018: Redox Biology
Russell P Goodman, Sarah Calvo, Vamsi K Mootha
Compartmentalization is a fundamental design principle of eukaryotic metabolism.  Here, we review the compartmentalization of NAD+/NADH and NADP+/NADPH with a focus on the liver, an organ that experiences the extremes of biochemical physiology each day.  Historical studies of the liver, using classical biochemical  measurements of redox-coupled metabolites, have given rise to the view that mitochondrial NAD(H) pools tend to be oxidized and important for energy homeostasis, whereas cytosolic NADP(H) pools tend to be highly reduced for reductive biosynthesis...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Taewoong Ha, Mi Kyoung Kim, Kwang-Su Park, Woong Jung, Hyunah Choo, Youhoon Chong
(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is known as a mitochondria-targeted molecule that can prevent mitochondrial deterioration and induce mitochondrial biogenesis by modulating key regulators of mitochondrial metabolism. In this study, we tackled whether derivatization of EGCG could result in enhancement of its effects on mitochondrial biogenesis. EGCG, EGCG peracetate (AcEGCG), and its 4″- O-alkyl substituted congeners prepared by previously reported procedures were biologically evaluated. Interestingly, EGCG and AcEGCG were only marginally effective in inducing mitochondrial biogenesis, while AcEGCG congeners with an alkyl group at the 4″- O position showed significantly increased biological activity compared to their parent compound...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Iram Khan Iqbal, Ashwani Kumar
NADH/NAD+ levels are an indicator of the bacterial metabolic state. NAD(H) levels are maintained through coordination of pathways involved in NAD(H) synthesis and its catabolic utilization. Conventional methods of estimating NADH/NAD+ require cell disruption and suffer from low specificity and sensitivity and are inadequate in providing spatiotemporal resolution. Recently, genetically encoded biosensors of the NADH/NAD+ ratio have been developed. One of these sensors, Peredox-mCherry, was adapted for the measurement of cellular levels of NADH/NAD+ in the slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and the fast-growing Mycobacterium smegmatis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Shanshan Zhang, Shuang Liu, Nan Wu, Youhua Yuan, Wenhong Zhang, Ying Zhang
As dormant phenotypic variants of bacteria, persisters account for many chronic infections affecting human health. Despite numerous studies, the role of small non-coding RNA (sRNA) in bacterial persistence has not been reported. To investigate the role of Hfq-interacting sRNA in persistence, we constructed the deletion mutants of 20 Hfq-interacting sRNAs (RyhB, GcvB, MgrR, RybB, MicF, SgrS, RprA, DicF, SsrS, FnrS, GadY, DsrA, OmrB, ArcZ, RyeB, RydC, OmrA, MicA, MicC, and ChiX) to assess their persistence capacity in uropathogenic Escherichia coli strain UTI89 and identified a new sRNA RyhB being involved in persister formation...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Ana Carolina B Sant'Anna-Silva, Gilson C Santos, Samir P Costa Campos, André Marco Oliveira Gomes, Juan Alberto Pérez-Valencia, Franklin David Rumjanek
Tumor cells are subjected to a broad range of selective pressures. As a result of the imposed stress, subpopulations of surviving cells exhibit individual biochemical phenotypes that reflect metabolic reprograming. The present work aimed at investigating metabolic parameters of cells displaying increasing degrees of metastatic potential. The metabolites present in cell extracts fraction of tongue fibroblasts and of cell lines derived from human tongue squamous cell carcinoma lineages displaying increasing metastatic potential (SCC9 ZsG, LN1 and LN2) were analyzed by1 H NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Zhenyang Yu, Jing Zhang, Meifang Hou
The redox state of NADH/NADPH balance (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide/nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) is crucial in cellular homeostasis. Recent studies reported that sodium halide ions (NaX, X = F-, Cl-, Br- and I-) stimulated NAD(P)H in Vibrio fischeri (VF). However, it remained unanswered whether this pattern applied in salts with other cations, e.g., K+, Mg2+ and Ca2+, whose aquatic concentrations were increased by anthropogenic activities and climate change. Currently, VF were incubated with chloride salts, including KCl, MgCl2 and CaCl2, and effects were measured in a time-dependent fashion...
February 7, 2018: Chemosphere
Yujun Hou, Sofie Lautrup, Stephanie Cordonnier, Yue Wang, Deborah L Croteau, Eduardo Zavala, Yongqing Zhang, Kanako Moritoh, Jennifer F O'Connell, Beverly A Baptiste, Tinna V Stevnsner, Mark P Mattson, Vilhelm A Bohr
Emerging findings suggest that compromised cellular bioenergetics and DNA repair contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but their role in disease-defining pathology is unclear. We developed a DNA repair-deficient 3xTgAD/Polβ+/- mouse that exacerbates major features of human AD including phosphorylated Tau (pTau) pathologies, synaptic dysfunction, neuronal death, and cognitive impairment. Here we report that 3xTgAD/Polβ+/- mice have a reduced cerebral NAD+ /NADH ratio indicating impaired cerebral energy metabolism, which is normalized by nicotinamide riboside (NR) treatment...
February 20, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Feng Li, Yuanxiu Li, Li-Ming Sun, Xiaoli Chen, Xingjuan An, Changji Yin, Yingxiu Cao, Hui Wu, Hao Song
Efficient extracellular electron transfer (EET) of exoelectrogens is essentially for practical applications of versatile bio-electrochemical systems. Intracellular electrons flow from NADH to extracellular electron accepters via EET pathways. However, it was yet established how the manipulation of intracellular NADH impacted the EET efficiency. Strengthening NADH regeneration from NAD + , as a feasible approach for cofactor engineering, has been used in regulating the intracellular NADH pool and the redox state (NADH/NAD + ratio) of cells...
February 11, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
Alessandra Antunes Dos Santos, Caridad López-Granero, Marcelo Farina, João B T Rocha, Aaron B Bowman, Michael Aschner
Methylmercury is a toxic environmental contaminant that elicits significant toxicity in humans. The central nervous system is the primary target of toxicity, and is particularly vulnerable during development. Rho-associated protein kinase 1 (ROCK-1) is a major downstream effector of the small GTPase RhoA and a direct substrate of caspase-3. The activation of ROCK-1 is necessary for membrane blebbing during apoptosis. In this work, we examined whether MeHg could affect the RhoA/ROCK-1 signaling pathway in primary cultures of mouse astrocytes...
February 8, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Sen Zhang, Ping Song, Shuang Li
The effect of the intracellular microenvironment in the presence of an oxygen vector during expression of a fusion protein in Escherichia coli was studied. Three organic solutions at different concentration were chosen as oxygen vectors for fumarase expression. The addition of n-dodecane did not induce a significant change in the expression of fumarase, while the activity of fumarase increased significantly to 124% at 2.5% n-dodecane added after 9h induction. The concentration of ATP increased sharply during the first 6h of induction, to a value 7600% higher than that in the absence of an oxygen-vector...
February 2, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
Yu Sun, Zhiliang Tian, Ning Liu, Linxue Zhang, Zhaopeng Gao, Xiaojiao Sun, Miao Yu, Jichao Wu, Fan Yang, Yajun Zhao, Huan Ren, He Chen, Dechao Zhao, Yan Wang, Shiyun Dong, Changqing Xu, Fanghao Lu, Weihua Zhang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in diverse physiological functions, such as anti-hypertension, anti-proliferation, regulating ATP synthesis, and reactive oxygen species production. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is a NAD + -dependent deacetylase that regulates mitochondrial energy metabolism. The role of H2S in energy metabolism in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be related to regulate SIRT3 expression; however, this role remains to be elucidated. We hypothesized that exogenous H2S could switch cardiac energy metabolic substrate preference by lysine acetylation through promoting the expression of SIRT3 in cardiac tissue of db/db mice...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Devin A Hudson, Jeffrey L Caplan, Colin Thorpe
The development of genetically encoded fluorescent probes for analyte-specific imaging has revolutionized our understanding of intracellular processes. Current classes of intracellular probes depend on the selection of binding domains that either undergo conformational changes on analyte binding or can be linked to thiol redox chemistry. Here we have designed novel probes by fusing a flavoenzyme, whose fluorescence is quenched on reduction by the analyte of interest, with a GFP domain to allow for rapid and specific ratiometric sensing...
January 17, 2018: Biochemistry
Sui Seng Tee, Izabela Suster, Steven Truong, Sangmoo Jeong, Roozbeh Eskandari, Valentina Di Gialleonardo, Julio A Alvarez, Hannah N Aldeborgh, Kayvan Keshari
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR (PAM) signaling pathway is frequently mutated in prostate cancer. Specific AKT inhibitors are now in advanced clinical trials and this study investigates the effect of MK2206, a non-ATP competitive inhibitor, on the cellular metabolism in the context of prostate cancer. A significant reduction in cell motility and aerobic glycolysis was observed in prostate cancer cells with treatment. These changes were not accompanied by a reduction in the ratio of high-energy phosphates or a change in total protein levels of enzymes (e...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Motoyuki Shimizu
Filamentous fungi are used to produce fermented foods, organic acids, beneficial secondary metabolites and various enzymes. During such processes, these fungi balance cellular NAD+:NADH ratios to adapt to environmental redox stimuli. Cellular NAD(H) status in fungal cells is a trigger of changes in metabolic pathways including those of glycolysis, fermentation, and the production of organic acids, amino acids and secondary metabolites. Under hypoxic conditions, high NADH:NAD+ ratios lead to the inactivation of various dehydrogenases, and the metabolic flow involving NAD+ is down-regulated compared with normoxic conditions...
January 12, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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