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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325791/individual-variations-in-nitric-oxide-synthase-dependent-sweating-in-young-and-older-males-during-exercise-in-the-heat-role-of-aerobic-power
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Tatsuro Amano, Naoto Fujii, Jeffrey C Louie, Robert D Meade, Glen P Kenny
We evaluated the association between aerobic power (defined by peak oxygen consumption; VO2peak) and the contribution of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) to the sweating response in young and older individuals during exercise in the heat. Data from 44 young (24 ± 1 years) and 48 older (61 ± 2 years) males with mean VO2peak of 47.8 ± 2.4 (range, 28.0-62.3) and 39.1 ± 2.3 (range, 26.4-55.7) mLO2 kg(-1) min(-1), respectively, were compiled from our prior studies. Participants performed two 15- to 30-min bouts of exercise at a fixed rate of metabolic heat production of 400 or 500 W, each separated by 15-20 min recovery in the heat (35°C, relative humidity of 20%)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323949/plasma-arginine-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-ratio-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-a-case-cohort-study
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Edward Yu, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Frank B Hu, Clary B Clish, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Adela Hruby, Montserrat Fitó, Liming Liang, Estefania Toledo, Emilio Ros, Ramón Estruch, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Jose Lapetra, Fernando Arós, Dora Romaguera, Lluís Serra-Majem, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Dong D Wang, Miguel A Martínez-González
CONTEXT: Arginine, its methylated metabolites and other metabolites related to the urea cycle have been independently associated with cardiovascular risk, but the potential causal meaning of these associations (positive for some metabolites and negative for others) remains elusive due to a lack of studies measuring metabolite changes over time. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between baseline and 1-year concentrations of urea cycle metabolites and cardiovascular disease in a case-cohort setting...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314751/identification-of-glycopeptides-as-post-translationally-modified-neoantigens-in-leukemia
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Stacy A Malaker, Sarah A Penny, Lora G Steadman, Paisley T Myers, Justin Loke, Manoj Raghavan, Dina L Bai, Jeffery Shabanowitz, Donald Hunt, Mark Cobbold
Leukemias are highly immunogenic but have a low mutational load, providing few mutated peptide targets. Thus, the identification of alternative neoantigens is a pressing need. Here, we identify 36 MHC class I-associated peptide antigens with O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) modifications as candidate neoantigens, using three experimental approaches. Thirteen of these peptides were also detected with disaccharide units on the same residues and two contain either mono- and/or di-methylated arginine residues...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302929/heartworm-extract-induces-relaxation-of-isolated-rat-thoracic-aorta
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Katsuya Kitoh, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Kitagawa, Toshihiro Unno, Seiichi Komori, Shin-Pin Chiou, Yasuhiro Takashima
Isolated rat thoracic aortic strips undergoing noradrenaline-induced contraction were treated with an adult heartworm (HW) crude extract and then examined for isometric changes in tension. HW extract caused relaxation of endothelium-intact strips, but not endothelium-denuded strips. This effect was inhibited by treatment with N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME) and could be reversed by additional treatment with L-arginine. However, HW extract at a high concentration caused slight relaxation of endothelium-denuded strips, and relaxation persisted after L-NAME treatment in endothelium intact-strips...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302565/inhibition-of-prmt5-suppresses-osteoclast-differentiation-and-partially-protects-against-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-through-downregulation-of-cxcl10-and-rsad2
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Yonghui Dong, Chao Song, Yuting Wang, Zuowei Lei, Fei Xu, Hanfeng Guan, Anmin Chen, Feng Li
Protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) is an arginine methylation methyltransferase that regulates various physiological processes. Abnormal PRMT5 activity has been reported in inflammation and various types of cancers. Because osteoclast differentiation is characterized by the activation of inflammation-related pathways, we speculated that PRMT5 may play a role in this process. In the present study, we found that PRMT5 was upregulated during osteoclast differentiation. Knockdown of PRMT5 with siRNA in bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMs) resulted in inhibition of receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclast formation...
March 14, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301308/regenerating-muscle-with-arginine-methylation
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Roméo S Blanc, Stéphane Richard
Protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) is a family of nine proteins catalyzing the methylation of arginine residues. They were recently shown to be essential for proper regeneration of skeletal muscles. However, the mechanisms triggering the methylation event, as well as how the methylated substrates regulate muscle stem cell function and fate decision remain to be determined. This point-of-view will discuss the recent findings on the specific role of PRMT1, CARM1/PRMT4, PRMT5, and PRMT7 in muscle stem cell fate guidance, and shed light on the future challenges which could help defining the therapeutic potential of PRMT inhibitors against muscular disorders and aging...
February 17, 2017: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298486/protein-arginine-methyltransferases-interact-with-ift-particles-and-change-location-during-flagellar-growth-and-resorption
#7
Katsutoshi Mizuno, Roger D Sloboda
Changes in protein activity driven by post translational modifications comprise an important mechanism for the control of many cellular processes. Several flagellar proteins are methylated on arginine residues during flagellar resorption; however, the function is not understood. To learn more about the role of protein methylation during flagellar dynamics, we have focused on protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) 1, 3, 5, and 10. These PRMTs localize to the tip of flagella and in a punctate pattern along the length, very similar, but not identical, to that of intraflagellar transport (IFT) components...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296653/involvement-of-hypothalamic-nitric-oxide-signaling-in-the-modulation-of-a-rat-s-exercise-capacity
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Hongyu Liu, Jinjuan Xue
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of nitric oxide (NO) in some regions of the hypothalamus on exercise capacity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess the role of central NO in exercise capacity, L-arginine (L-Arg, a precursor of NO synthesis), NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, a NO synthase inhibitor), or placebo saline was injected into the lateral cerebral ventricle of rats once a day for 4 consecutive days. Thereafter, an one-time exhaustive treadmill exercise was performed, and the levels of nitrate/nitrite, as a marker of NO production, in blood plasma and hypothalamus were assayed...
March 14, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296157/terpenoids-and-more-polar-compounds-from-the-male-cones-of-wollemia-nobilis
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Alessandro Venditti, Claudio Frezza, Fabio Sciubba, Sebastiano Foddai, Mauro Serafini, Armandodoriano Bianco
The analysis of metabolites contained in the male cones of Wollemia nobilis was investigated for the first time in this study. Several diterpenoids of chemosystematic relevance were recognized for the first time from the genus and/or from the Araucariaceae family, namely isocupressic acid (1), acetyl-isocupressic acid (2), methyl (E)-communate (3) and sandaracopimaric acid (4). All these terpenoids are also endowed with interesting biological activities and may play a primary role in the self defence toward herbivores...
October 13, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294453/a-translational-approach-for-nmda-receptor-profiling-as-a-vulnerability-biomarker-for-depression-and-schizophrenia
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Handan Gunduz-Bruce, Joshua Kenney, Suravi Changlani, Aldo Peixoto, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Cheryl Leone, Nina Stachenfeld
Altered N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor activity and glutamate signaling may underlie the pathogenesis of both schizophrenia and depression in subgroups of patients. In schizophrenia, pharmacologic modeling, postmortem and imaging data suggest reduced NMDA signaling. In contrast, recent clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of the NMDA antagonist ketamine in severely depressed patients suggest increased NMDA receptor signaling. We conducted a proof of concept study to assess whether there is any in vivo evidence for an inverse association in depression and schizophrenia with respect to the NMDA receptor function...
March 13, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294385/potential-excitatory-role-of-nitric-oxide-on-2-deoxy-d-glucose-induced-gastric-motility-in-rats
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A M Sevgili, Z D Balkanci, A Erdem
Previous studies have shown that 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) increases gastric motility via the vagus nerve, but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Since nitric oxide (NO) is involved in gastric motility, a possible interplay between 2-DG and NO can be suggested. In the present study, Wistar rats (250-350 g) of both sexes were intravenously injected with 2-DG (200 mg·kg(-1) ), and the effects of the intravenous injection of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors; nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME, 10 mg·kg(-1) ) and N(ω) -nitro-l-arginine (l-NNA, 10 mg·kg(-1) ) were investigated...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288000/age-associated-chromatin-relaxation-is-enhanced-in-huntington-s-disease-mice
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Myungsun Park, Byungkuk Min, Kyuheum Jeon, Sunwha Cho, Jung Sun Park, Jisun Kim, Jeha Jeon, Jinhoi Song, Seokho Kim, Sangkyun Jeong, Hyemyung Seo, Yong-Kook Kang
Expansion of polyglutamine stretch in the huntingtin (HTT) protein is a major cause of Huntington's disease (HD). The polyglutamine part in HTT interacts with various proteins implicated in epigenetic regulation of genes, suggesting that mutant HTT may disturb the integrity of the epigenetic system. Here, we used a PCRseq-based method to examine expression profile of 395 exonic segments from 260 "epi-driver" genes in splenic T lymphocytes from aged HD mice. We identified 67 exonic segments differentially expressed between young and aged HD mice, most of them upregulated in the aged...
March 12, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287709/the-michaelis-complex-of-arginine-kinase-samples-the-transition-state-at-a-frequency-that-matches-the-catalytic-rate
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Yu Peng, Alexandar L Hansen, Lei Bruschweiler-Li, Omar Davulcu, Jack J Skalicky, Michael S Chapman, Rafael Bruschweiler
Arginine kinase (AK), which is a member of the phosphagen kinase family, serves as a model system for studying the structural and dynamic determinants of biomolecular enzyme catalysis of all major states involved of the enzymatic cycle. These states are the apo state (substrate free), the Michaelis complex analog AK:arginine:Mg.AMPPNP (MCA), a product complex analog AK:pAIE:Mg.ADP (PCA), and the transition state analog AK:Arg:Mg.ADP:NO3- (TSA). The conformational dynamics of these states have been studied by NMR relaxation dispersion measurements of the methyl groups of the Ile, Leu, and Val residues at two static magnetic fields...
March 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279165/root-morphogenic-pathways-in-eucalyptus-grandis-are-modified-by-the-activity-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferases
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Krista L Plett, Anita E Raposo, Stephen Bullivant, Ian C Anderson, Sabine C Piller, Jonathan M Plett
BACKGROUND: Methylation of proteins at arginine residues, catalysed by members of the protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) family, is crucial for the regulation of gene transcription and for protein function in eukaryotic organisms. Inhibition of the activity of PRMTs in annual model plants has demonstrated wide-ranging involvement of PRMTs in key plant developmental processes, however, PRMTs have not been characterised or studied in long-lived tree species. RESULTS: Taking advantage of the recently available genome for Eucalyptus grandis, we demonstrate that most of the major plant PRMTs are conserved in E...
March 9, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277969/involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-enhanced-germination-and-seedling-growth-of-magnetoprimed-maize-seeds
#15
Pinke Patel, Guruprasad Kadur Narayanaswamy, Sunita Kataria, Lokesh Baghel
Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive gaseous free radical, which in plants was found to stimulate seed germination and ending of dormancy. Experiments were conducted to study the effect of NO inhibitors sodium tungstate (ST) and Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME), NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI) and NO donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) on untreated and magnetoprimed maize (Zea mays var: GSF-2) seeds. Treatment of maize seeds with these inhibitors inhibited germination related parameters like seedling length, fresh weight, dry weight and vigour indices and α-amylase activity of maize seeds under laboratory conditions, whereas NO donor (SNP) promoted all these parameters...
February 21, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270043/roles-of-atp-sensitive-potassium-channel-in-modulating-gastric-tone-and-accommodation-in-dogs
#16
Shiying Li, Yong Lei, Jiande Dz Chen
OBJECTIVE: The ATP sensitive potassium (KATP) channel plays an important role in the regulation of resting membrane potential and membrane excitability. The role of the KATP channel in modulating gastric motility is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role and mechanism of the KATP channel in modulating gastric tone and accommodation in dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric volume under a constant pressure reflecting gastric tone was measured using a barostat device in dogs equipped with a gastric cannula...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264928/inhibition-of-coactivator-associated-arginine-methyltransferase-1-modulates-dendritic-arborization-and-spine-maturation-of-cultured-hippocampal-neurons
#17
Chol Seung Lim, Daniel L Alkon
An improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms in synapse formation provides insight into both learning and memory and the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders. Coactivator-associated arginine methyltransferase 1 (CARM1) is a protein methyltransferase that negatively regulates synaptic gene expression and inhibits neuronal differentiation. Despite its regulatory function in neurons, little is known about CARM1's cellular location and its role in dendritic maturation and synapse formation. Here, we examined the effects of CARM1 inhibition on dendritic spine and synapse morphology in the rat hippocampus...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263986/tdrd6-mediates-early-steps-of-spliceosome-maturation-in-primary-spermatocytes
#18
Müge Akpınar, Mathias Lesche, Grigorios Fanourgakis, Jun Fu, Konstantinos Anasstasiadis, Andreas Dahl, Rolf Jessberger
Tudor containing protein 6 (TDRD6) is a male germ line-specific protein essential for chromatoid body (ChB) structure, elongated spermatid development and male fertility. Here we show that in meiotic prophase I spermatocytes TDRD6 interacts with the key protein arginine methyl transferase PRMT5, which supports splicing. TDRD6 also associates with spliceosomal core protein SmB in the absence of RNA and in an arginine methylation dependent manner. In Tdrd6-/- diplotene spermatocytes PRMT5 association with SmB and arginine dimethylation of SmB are much reduced...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260990/dexmedetomidine-inhibits-phenylephrine-induced-contractions-via-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-nitric-oxide-release-in-isolated-rat-aortae
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Hyo-Jin Byon, Seong-Ho Ok, Soo Hee Lee, Sebin Kang, Youngil Cho, Jeong Yeol Han, Ju-Tae Sohn
The goal of this in vitro study was to examine the effect of the alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonist dexmedetomidine on phenylephrine (alpha-1 adrenoceptor agonist)-induced contraction in isolated rat aortae and to elucidate the associated cellular mechanisms, with a particular focus on alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonism. Dexmedetomidine dose-response curves were generated in isolated endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded rat aortae precontracted with phenylephrine or 5-hydroxytryptamine. Endothelium-denuded aortic rings were pretreated with either dexmedetomidine or the reversible alpha-1 adrenoceptor antagonist phentolamine, followed by post-treatment with the irreversible alpha-1 adrenoceptor blocker phenoxybenzamine...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257997/carbon-monoxide-does-not-contribute-to-vascular-tonus-improvement-in-exercise-trained-rats-with-chronic-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition
#20
Seher Nasırcılar Ülker, Günnur Koçer, Ümit Kemal Şentürk
Carbon monoxide (CO), an end product of heme oxygenase (HO) that is involved in the regulation of vascular tonus, may show a compensatory effect in nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. This study aimed to assess the effect of the HO/CO system on the vascular tone in exercise-trained rats with hypertension induced by chronic NO synthase (NOS) inhibition. Hypertension was induced by N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (25 mg/kg/day in drinking water), and exercise training comprised swimming 1 h/day, 5 days/week, for 6 weeks...
March 1, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
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