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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551268/tea-tree-oil-exhibits-antifungal-activity-against-botrytis-cinerea-by-affecting-mitochondria
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Yonghua Li, Xingfeng Shao, Jiayu Xu, Yingying Wei, Feng Xu, Hongfei Wang
In order to investigate the effects of tea tree oil (TTO) on mitochondrial morphology and function in Botrytis cinerea, mycelia were treated with TTO at different concentrations. TTO at 2ml/l severely damaged mitochondria, resulting in matrix loss and increased mitochondrial irregularity. Mitochondrial membrane permeability was increased by TTO, as evidenced by a decrease in intracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) content and an increase in extracellular ATP content. Increasing concentrations of TTO decreased the activities of enzymes related to mitochondrial function and the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, affecting malic dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase, ATPase, citrate synthetase, isocitrate dehydrogenase and α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase, while sharply increasing the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550944/-omic-approaches-to-study-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-virulence
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REVIEW
Alvin W Lo, Danilo G Moriel, Minh-Duy Phan, Benjamin L Schulz, Timothy J Kidd, Scott A Beatson, Mark A Schembri
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is a pathogen of major significance to global human health and is strongly associated with rapidly increasing antibiotic resistance. UPEC is the primary cause of urinary tract infection (UTI), a disease that involves a complicated pathogenic pathway of extracellular and intracellular lifestyles during interaction with the host. The application of multiple 'omic' technologies, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, has provided enormous knowledge to our understanding of UPEC biology...
May 24, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550122/the-blood-borne-sialyltransferase-st6gal-1-is-a-negative-systemic-regulator-of-granulopoiesis
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Christopher W L Dougher, Alexander Buffone, Michael J Nemeth, Mehrab Nasirikenari, Eric E Irons, Paul N Bogner, Joseph T Y Lau
Responding to systemic demands in producing and replenishing end-effector blood cells is predicated on the appropriate delivery and interpretation of extrinsic signals to the HSPCs. The data presented herein implicate the systemic, extracellular form of the glycosyltransferase ST6Gal-1 in the regulation of late-stage neutrophil development. ST6Gal-1 is typically a membrane-bound enzyme sequestered within the intracellular secretory apparatus, but an extracellular form is released into the blood from the liver...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550115/involvement-of-cell-surface-90-kda-heat-shock-protein-hsp90-in-pattern-recognition-by-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages
#4
Małgorzata Bzowska, Anna Nogieć, Krystian Bania, Magdalena Zygmunt, Mirosław Zarębski, Jerzy Dobrucki, Krzysztof Guzik
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are typical intracellular chaperones which also appear on the cell surface and in extracellular milieu. HSP90, which chaperones many proteins involved in signal transduction, is also a regular component of LPS-signaling complexes on Mϕ. As LPS is a prototypical PAMP, we speculated that HSP90 is engaged in pattern recognition by professional phagocytes. In this report, we provide the first evidence, to our knowledge, of the geldanamycin (Ge)-inhibitable HSP90 on the surface of live monocyte-derived Mϕs (hMDMs)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549811/recent-developments-in-l-glutaminase-production-and-applications-an-overview
#5
REVIEW
Parameswaran Binod, Raveendran Sindhu, Aravind Madhavan, Amith Abraham, Anil Kuruvilla Mathew, Ummalyma Sabeela Beevi, Rajeev K Sukumaran, Sudhir P Singh, Ashok Pandey
l-glutaminases is an important industrial enzyme which finds potential applications in different sectors ranging from therapeutic to food industry. It is widely distributed in bacteria, actinomycetes, yeast and fungi. l-Glutaminases are mostly produced by Bacillus and Pseudomonas sp. and few reports were available with fungal, actinomycete and yeast system. Modern biotechnological tools help in the improved production as well as with tailor made properties for specific applications. Most of the genetic engineering studies were carried out for the production of l-glutaminase with improved thermo-tolerance and salt tolerance...
May 15, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549786/action-potential-based-mea-platform-for-in-vitro-screening-of-drug-induced-cardiotoxicity-using-human-ipscs-and-rat-neonatal-myocytes
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Danny Jans, Geert Callewaert, Olga Krylychkina, Luis Hoffman, Francesco Gullo, Dimiter Prodanov, Dries Braeken
Drug-induced cardiotoxicity poses a negative impact on public health and drug development. Cardiac safety pharmacology issues urged for the preclinical assessment of drug-induced ventricular arrhythmia leading to the design of several in vitro electrophysiological screening assays. In general, patch clamp systems allow for intracellular recordings, while multi-electrode array (MEA) technology detect extracellular activity. Here, we demonstrate a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based MEA system as a reliable platform for non-invasive, long-term intracellular recording of cardiac action potentials at high resolution...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549404/the-impact-of-quercetin-on-wound-healing-relates-to-changes-in-%C3%AE-v-and-%C3%AE-1-integrin-expression
#7
Karen M Doersch, M Karen Newell-Rogers
Overly fibrotic wound healing can lead to excess scar formation, causing functional impairment and undesirable cosmetic results. However, there are few successful treatments available to prevent or remediate scars. This study sought to explore the molecular mechanisms by which quercetin, a naturally-occurring antifibrotic agent, diminishes scar formation. Using both mice and fibroblast cells, we examined quercetin's impact on fibrosis and the wound healing rate, and potential molecular mechanisms underlying the quercetin-mediated reduction of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548680/modulating-the-oxidative-environment-during-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenesis-with-serum-increases-collagen-accumulation
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Suwimol Tangtrongsup, John D Kisiday
Chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is induced in culture conditions that have been associated with oxidative stress, although the extent to which the oxidative environment affects differentiation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation is not known. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the oxidative environment during MSCs chondrogenesis in conventional serum-free medium, and the effect of serum-supplementation on intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and chondrogenesis. Young adult equine MSCs were seeded into agarose and cultured in chondrogenic medium, with or without 5% fetal bovine serum (FBS), for up to 15 days...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548388/epithelial-mesenchymal-plasticity-how-have-quantitative-mathematical-models-helped-improve-our-understanding
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REVIEW
Mohit Kumar Jolly, Satyendra C Tripathi, Jason A Somarelli, Samir M Hanash, Herbert Levine
Phenotypic plasticity, the ability of cells to reversibly alter their phenotypes in response to signals, presents a significant clinical challenge to treating solid tumors. Tumor cells utilize phenotypic plasticity to evade therapies, metastasize, and colonize distant organs. As a result, phenotypic plasticity can accelerate tumor progression. A well-studied example of phenotypic plasticity is the bidirectional conversions among epithelial, mesenchymal, and hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype(s). These conversions can alter a repertoire of cellular traits associated with multiple hallmarks of cancer, such as metabolism, immune-evasion, invasion and metastasis...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547527/weakened-intracellular-zn-2-buffering-in-the-aged-dentate-gyrus-and-its-involvement-in-erasure-of-maintained-ltp
#10
Atsushi Takeda, Haruna Tamano, Taku Murakami, Hiroyuki Nakada, Tatsuya Minamino, Yuta Koike
Memory is lost by the increased influx of extracellular Zn(2+) into neurons. It is possible that intracellular Zn(2+) dynamics is modified even at non-zincergic medial perforant pathway-dentate granule cell synapses along with aging and that vulnerability to the modification is linked to age-related cognitive decline. To examine these possibilities, vulnerability of long-term potentiation (LTP) maintenance, which underlies memory retention, to modification of synaptic Zn(2+) dynamics was compared between young and aged rats...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546512/wnt5a-promotes-frizzled-4-signalosome-assembly-by-stabilizing-cysteine-rich-domain-dimerization
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Zachary J DeBruine, Jiyuan Ke, Kaleeckal G Harikumar, Xin Gu, Peter Borowsky, Bart O Williams, Wenqing Xu, Laurence J Miller, H Eric Xu, Karsten Melcher
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is activated when extracellular Wnt ligands bind Frizzled (FZD) receptors at the cell membrane. Wnts bind FZD cysteine-rich domains (CRDs) with high affinity through a palmitoylated N-terminal "thumb" and a disulfide-stabilized C-terminal "index finger," yet how these binding events trigger receptor activation and intracellular signaling remains unclear. Here we report the crystal structure of the Frizzled-4 (FZD4) CRD in complex with palmitoleic acid, which reveals a CRD tetramer consisting of two cross-braced CRD dimers...
May 25, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546424/topical-erythropoietin-treatment-accelerates-the-healing-of-cutaneous-burn-wounds-in-diabetic-pigs-through-an-aquaporin-3-dependent-mechanism
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Saher Hamed, Yehuda Ullmann, Dana Egozi, Aviad Keren, Essam Daod, Omer Anis, Hoda Kabha, Mark Belokopytov, Manal Ashkar, Rona Shofti, Asaph Zaretsky, Michal Schlesinger, Luc Teot, Paul Y Liu
We have previously reported that the topical application of erythropoietin (EPO) to cutaneous wounds in rats and mice with experimentally-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) accelerates their healing by stimulating angiogenesis, reepithelialization, and collagen deposition, and suppressing the inflammatory response and apoptosis. Aquaporins (AQP) are integral membrane proteins whose function is to regulate intracellular fluid hemostasis by enabling the transport of water and glycerol. AQP3 is the AQP that is expressed in the skin where it facilitates cell migration and proliferation and reepithelialization during wound healing...
May 25, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546153/impact-of-ventilation-induced-lung-injury-on-the-structure-and-function-of-lamellar-bodies
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Scott Milos, Reza Khazaee, Lynda A McCaig, Karen Nygard, Richard B Gardiner, Yi Y Zuo, Cory M Yamashita, Ruud A W Veldhuizen
Alterations to the pulmonary surfactant system have been observed consistently in ventilation-induced lung injury including composition changes and impairments in the surface tension reducing ability of the isolated extracellular surfactant. However, there is limited information about the effects of VILI on the intracellular form of surfactant, the lamellar body. It is hypothesized that VILI leads to alterations of lamellar bodies numbers and function. To test this hypothesis, rats were randomized to one of three groups, non-ventilated controls, control ventilation and high tidal volume ventilation (VILI)...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545921/a-mechanically-activated-ion-channel-is-functionally-expressed-in-the-mrgprb4-positive-sensory-neurons-which-detect-stroking-of-hairy-skin-in-mice
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Soichiro Yamaguchi, Ken-Ichi Otsuguro
Mas-related G-protein coupled receptor B4 (MrgprB4) has been reported to be expressed in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons which detect stroking of hairy skin of mice. However, the mechanisms by which the MrgprB4 positive (+) neurons respond to adequate stimulus remain unsolved as it was also reported that electrophysiological analysis of cultured MrgprB4+ neurons did not reveal responses to mechanical stimuli. Contrary to the observation, however, in this study we show that the MrgprB4+ neurons functionally express a mechanically activated channel using DRG neurons dissociated from genetically-modified mice whose MrgprB4+ neurons express a red fluorescent protein...
May 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545724/the-role-of-ca-2-in-cell-death-caused-by-oxidative-glutamate-toxicity-and-ferroptosis
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REVIEW
Pamela Maher, Klaus van Leyen, Partha Narayan Dey, Birgit Honrath, Amalia Dolga, Axel Methner
Ca(2+) ions play a fundamental role in cell death mediated by oxidative glutamate toxicity or oxytosis, a form of programmed cell death similar and possibly identical to other forms of cell death like ferroptosis. Ca(2+) influx from the extracellular space occurs late in a cascade characterized by depletion of the intracellular antioxidant glutathione, increases in cytosolic reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial dysfunction. Here, we aim to compare oxidative glutamate toxicity with ferroptosis, address the signaling pathways that culminate in Ca(2+) influx and cell death and discuss the proteins that mediate this...
May 12, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545553/pigment-fingerprint-profile-during-extractive-fermentation-with-monascus-anka-gim-3-592
#16
Kan Shi, Rui Tang, Tao Huang, Lu Wang, Zhenqiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Traditional submerged fermentation mainly accumulates intracellular orange pigments with absorption maxima at 470 nm, whereas extractive fermentation of Monascus spp. with Triton X-100 can promote the export of intracellular pigments to extracellular broth, mainly obtaining extracellular yellow pigments with absorption maxima at approximately 410 nm. In this study, a strain of Monascus (M. anka GIM 3.592) that produces high yields of pigments was employed to investigate the differences in pigment fingerprint profiles between submerged and extractive fermentations...
May 25, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544603/metabolic-reprogramming-of-macrophages-exposed-to-silk-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-and-silica-nanoparticles
#17
Raquel Saborano, Thidarat Wongpinyochit, John D Totten, Blair F Johnston, F Philipp Seib, Iola F Duarte
Monitoring macrophage metabolism in response to nanoparticle exposure provides new insights into biological outcomes, such as inflammation or toxicity, and supports the design of tailored nanomedicines. This paper describes the metabolic signature of macrophages exposed to nanoparticles ranging in diameter from 100 to 125 nm and made from silk, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) or silica. Nanoparticles of this size and type are currently at various stages of preclinical and clinical development for drug delivery applications...
May 8, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544521/oral-nucleic-acid-therapy-using-multicompartmental-delivery-systems
#18
REVIEW
Husain Attarwala, Murui Han, Jonghan Kim, Mansoor Amiji
Nucleic acid-based therapeutics has the potential for treating numerous diseases by correcting abnormal expression of specific genes. Lack of safe and efficacious delivery strategies poses a major obstacle limiting clinical advancement of nucleic acid therapeutics. Oral route of drug administration has greater delivery challenges, because the administered genes or oligonucleotides have to bypass degrading environment of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in addition to overcoming other cellular barriers preventing nucleic acid delivery...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544479/drinking-problems-mechanisms-of-macropinosome-formation-and-maturation
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REVIEW
Catherine M Buckley, Jason S King
Macropinocytosis is a mechanism for the non-specific bulk uptake and internalisation of extracellular fluid. This plays specific and distinct roles in diverse cell types such as macrophages, dendritic cells and neurons, by allowing cells to sample their environment, extract extracellular nutrients and regulate plasma membrane turnover. Macropinocytosis has recently been implicated in several diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and atherosclerosis. Uptake by macropinocytosis is also exploited by several intracellular pathogens to gain entry into host cells...
May 24, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542548/robustness-analysis-of-the-detailed-kinetic-model-of-an-erbb-signaling-network-by-using-dynamic-sensitivity
#20
Hiroyuki Masunaga, Yurie Sugimoto, Shigeyuki Magi, Ryunosuke Itasaki, Mariko Okada-Hatakeyama, Hiroyuki Kurata
The ErbB receptor signaling pathway plays an important role in the regulation of cellular proliferation, survival and differentiation, and dysregulation of the pathway is linked to various types of human cancer. Mathematical models have been developed as a practical complementary approach to deciphering the complexity of ErbB receptor signaling and elucidating how the pathways discriminate between ligands to induce different cell fates. In this study, we developed a simulator to accurately calculate the dynamic sensitivity of extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK) activity (ERK*) and Akt activity (Akt*), downstream of the ErbB receptors stimulated with epidermal growth factor (EGF) and heregulin (HRG)...
2017: PloS One
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