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EDITORIAL
Stephen Hancocks
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July 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727605/in-vitro-compatibility-of-contact-lenses-with-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Ajay K Vijay, Zohra Fadli, Carol Lakkis, Chantal Coles-Brennan, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To determine the interaction of contact lenses of different materials with corneal epithelial cells grown in tissue culture. METHODS: Two different corneal epithelial cell lines were grown to confluence in culture media. Two hydrogel contact lenses with and without polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) {1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST (1-Day ACUVUE [hydrogel lenses]) and a silicone hydrogel contact lens, AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY} were removed from their blister packs, washed in phosphate-buffered saline, and applied to the cells...
July 18, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726126/characterization-of-a-cold-adapted-dna-photolyase-from-c-psychrerythraea-34h
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Sudipto Munshi, Ananthi Rajamoorthi, Robert J Stanley
The phrB gene encoding a putative cold-adapted DNA photolyase was cloned from the bacterial genomic DNA of Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H, a psychrophilic bacterium. Recombinant DNA photolyase, rCpPL, was overexpressed and purified from three different vectors. rCpPL binds its DNA substrate by flipping a cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) into its active site and repairs CPD-containing DNA in vitro. rCpPL contains one catalytic flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) cofactor, but displays promiscuity in cofactor binding, in which either a flavin mononucleotide (FMN) or a methenyltetrahydrofolate (MTHF) molecule is bound as an antenna molecule and found in sub-stoichiometric amounts...
July 19, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725150/development-and-evaluation-of-ketoprofen-sustained-release-matrix-tablet-using-hibiscus-rosa-sinensis-leaves-mucilage
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M Kaleemullah, K Jiyauddin, E Thiban, S Rasha, S Al-Dhalli, S Budiasih, O E Gamal, A Fadli, Y Eddy
Currently, the use of natural gums and mucilage is of increasing importance in pharmaceutical formulations as valuable drug excipient. Natural plant-based materials are economic, free of side effects, biocompatible and biodegradable. Therefore, Ketoprofen matrix tablets were formulated by employing Hibiscus rosa-sinensis leaves mucilage as natural polymer and HPMC (K100M) as a synthetic polymer to sustain the drug release from matrix system. Direct compression method was used to develop sustained released matrix tablets...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721740/clinical-features-and-subjective-physiological-responses-to-emotional-stimuli-in-the-presence-of-emotion-dysregulation-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Candan Taskiran, Serkan Karaismailoglu, Halime Tuna Cak Esen, Zeynep Tuzun, Aysen Erdem, Zeynep Dicle Balkanci, Anil Barak Dolgun, Sadriye Ebru Cengel Kultur
INTRODUCTION: Emotion dysregulation (ED) has long been recognized in clinical descriptions of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a renewed interest in ED has advanced research on the overlap between the two entities. Autonomic reactivity (AR) is a neurobiological correlate of emotion regulation; however, the association between ADHD and AR remains unclear. Our aim was to explore the clinical differences, AR, and subjective emotional responses to visual emotional stimuli in ADHD children with and without ED...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719873/characteristics-of-electron-transport-chain-and-affecting-factors-for-thiosulfate-driven-perchlorate-reduction
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Chao Zhang, Jianbo Guo, Jing Lian, Caicai Lu, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Yuanyuan Song, Yankai Guo
The mechanism for perchlorate reduction was investigated using thiosulfate-driven (T-driven) perchlorate reduction bacteria. The influences of various environmental conditions on perchlorate reduction, including pH, temperature and electron acceptors were examined. The maximum perchlorate removal rate was observed at pH 7.5 and 40 °C. Perchlorate reduction was delayed due to the coexistence of perchlorate-chlorate and perchlorate-nitrate. The mechanism of the T-driven perchlorate reduction electron transport chain (ETC) was also investigated by utilizing different inhibitors...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717562/development-of-thin-skin-mimicking-bilayer-solid-tissue-phantoms-for-optical-spectroscopic-studies
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K Bala Nivetha, N Sujatha
In vivo spectroscopic measurements have the proven potential to provide important insight about the changes in tissue during the development of malignancies and thus help to diagnose tissue pathologies. Extraction of intrinsic data in the presence of varying amounts of scatterers and absorbers offers great challenges in the development of such techniques to the clinical level. Fabrication of optical phantoms, tailored to the biochemical as well as morphological features of the target tissue, can help to generate a spectral database for a given optical spectral measurement system...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715664/electron-transfer-mediators-accelerated-the-microbiologically-influence-corrosion-against-carbon-steel-by-nitrate-reducing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm
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Ru Jia, Dongqing Yang, Dake Xu, Tingyue Gu
Electron transfer is a rate-limiting step in microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) caused by microbes that utilize extracellular electrons. Cross-cell wall electron transfer is necessary to transport the electrons released from extracellular iron oxidation into the cytoplasm of cells. Electron transfer mediators were found to accelerate the MIC caused by sulfate reducing bacteria. However, there is no publication in the literature showing the effect of electron transfer mediators on MIC caused by nitrate reducing bacteria (NRB)...
June 29, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712956/refolding-of-a-novel-cholesterol-oxidase-from-pimelobacter-simplex-reveals-dehydrogenation-activity
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Hui-Min Qin, Jian-Wen Wang, Qianqian Guo, Songtao Li, Panpan Xu, Zhangliang Zhu, Dengyue Sun, Fuping Lu
Cholesterol oxidases, which catalyze the degradation of cholesterol to cholest-4-en-3-one, are widely used in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries. The cholesterol oxidase from Pimelobacter simplex (PsChO3) was transformed into E. coli BL21(DE3), but it was expressed mainly as inclusion bodies, and any soluble PsChO3 failed to bind to Ni-NTA resin. To overcome this obstacle, we devised a simple yet efficient purification and refolding process using 8 M urea for the solubilization of PsChO3 and achieved a high yield of the enzyme in its active form...
July 13, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712849/structure-function-and-mechanism-of-proline-utilization-a-puta
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REVIEW
Li-Kai Liu, Donald F Becker, John J Tanner
Proline has important roles in multiple biological processes such as cellular bioenergetics, cell growth, oxidative and osmotic stress response, protein folding and stability, and redox signaling. The proline catabolic pathway, which forms glutamate, enables organisms to utilize proline as a carbon, nitrogen, and energy source. FAD-dependent proline dehydrogenase (PRODH) and NAD(+)-dependent glutamate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (GSALDH) convert proline to glutamate in two sequential oxidative steps. Depletion of PRODH and GSALDH in humans leads to hyperprolinemia, which is associated with mental disorders such as schizophrenia...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707074/presenilin-1-delta-e9-mutant-induces-stim1-driven-store-operated-calcium-channel-hyperactivation-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Maria Ryazantseva, Anna Goncharova, Kseniia Skobeleva, Maksim Erokhin, Axel Methner, Pavel Georgiev, Elena Kaznacheyeva
Presenilins regulate calcium homeostasis in the endoplasmic reticulum, and dysregulation of intracellular calcium has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease. Elevated presenilin-1 (PS1) holoprotein levels have been detected in postmortem brains of patients carrying familial Alzheimer disease (FAD) PS1 mutations. This study examines the effect of the FAD presenilin mutant that lacks the ninth exon (PS1 ∆E9) and does not undergo endoproteolysis on store-operated calcium (SOC) entry. Significant enhancement of SOC channel activation was detected by electrophysiological measurements in hippocampal neurons with PS1 ∆E9 mutant expression...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700220/mechanistic-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-l-aspartate-oxidase-from-kinetic-isotope-effects
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Carmen Chow, Subray S Hegde, John S Blanchard
L-Aspartate oxidase, encoded by the nadB gene, is the first enzyme in the de novo synthesis of NAD+ in bacteria. This FAD-dependent enzyme catalyzes the oxidation of L-aspartate to generate iminoaspartate and reduced flavin. Distinct from most amino acid oxidases, it can use either molecular oxygen or fumarate to reoxidize the reduced enzyme. Primary sSequence alignments and the three-dimensional crystal structure have revealed that the overall fold and catalytic residues of NadB closely resemble those of the succinate dehydrogenase/fumarate reductase family rather than the prototypical D-amino acid oxidases...
July 12, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699733/diversity-of-alkylproline-moieties-in-pyrrolobenzodiazepines-arises-from-postcondensation-modifications-of-a-unified-building-block
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Zdenek Kamenik, Stanislav Kadlcik, Radek Gazak, Simon Vobruba, Lucie Palanova, Marek Kuzma, Jiri Janata
Anticancer pyrrolobenzodiazepines (PBDs) are one of several groups of natural products that contain unusual 4-alkyl-l-proline derivatives (APDs) in their structure. APD moieties of PBDs are characterized by high structural diversity achieved through unknown biosynthetic machinery. Based on LC-MS analysis of culture broths, feeding experiments, and protein assays, we show that APDs are not incorporated into PBDs in their final form as was previously hypothesized. Instead, a uniform building block, 4-propylidene-l-proline or 4-ethylidene-l-proline, enters the condensation reaction...
July 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692449/fidget-spinners-purported-benefits-adverse-effects-and-accepted-alternatives
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Rachel A Schecter, Jay Shah, Kate Fruitman, Ruth Lynn Milanaik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the span of a few months, fidget spinners have caught the eyes of millions of children, parents, educators and paediatricians. Fidget spinners, hand-held toys designed to spin freely in your grasp, have become a source of entertainment for consumers of all ages. Despite a lack of scientific evidence, toy marketers have advertised the benefits of fidget spinners for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other disorders (e.g. autism, anxiety, sensory issues)...
July 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692078/modeling-of-alcohol-oxidase-enzyme-of-candida-boidinii-and-in-silico-analysis-of-competitive-binding-of-proton-ionophores-and-fad-with-enzyme
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Mohammad Wahab Khan, Ayaluru Murali
Alcohol oxidase (AOX) is an important flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) dependent oxidoreductase, which is responsible for converting methanol into formaldehyde and hydrogen peroxide for the growth of methylotrophic yeast Candida boidinii. Although AOX plays a crucial role in methanol catabolism, the experimental structure of AOX from Candida boidinii has not been elucidated. This study reports the first complete in silico model of AOX from C. boidinii. This paper also reports the AOX structure modeled using the threading approach, followed by structure analysis and molecular dynamics simulation...
July 10, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691159/establishment-of-a-hepatocyte-line-for-studying-biosynthesis-of-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-from-a-marine-teleost-the-white-spotted-spinefoot-siganus-canaliculatus
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Y Liu, Q H Zhang, Y W Dong, C H You, S Q Wang, Y Q Li, Y Y Li
A hepatocyte line was established from the liver of white-spotted spinefoot Siganus canaliculatus to study the biosynthesis of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA). The cells from the line, designated S. canaliculatus hepatocyte line (SCHL), grew and multiplied well in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM)-F12 medium supplemented with 20 mM 4-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine-1-ethanesulphonic acid (HEPES), 10% foetal bovine serum (FBS) and 0·5% rainbow trout Oncorhychus mykiss serum at 28° C, showing an epithelial-like morphology and the normal chromosome number of 48 (2n) and have been subcultured for over 60 passages...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690264/diffusion-controlled-mediated-electron-transfer-type-bioelectrocatalysis-using-microband-electrodes-as-ultimate-amperometric-glucose-sensors
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Yukina Matsui, Katsumi Hamamoto, Yuki Kitazumi, Osamu Shirai, Kenji Kano
We performed numerical simulations on an extremely fast, mediated, electron transfer-type bioelectrocatalytic reaction using a microband electrode. The simulations under fast-enzyme-kinetics conditions predicted that the decrement of the current density by increaseing the microband thickness would effectively improve the upper limit of detection. These predictions were accurate for an ultrathin-ring with thickness of 100 nm and gold leaf with thickness of 10 μm electrodes, acting as novel amperometric glucose sensors with FAD-dependent glucose dehydrogenase...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687608/thioredoxin-reductase-from-toxoplasma-gondii-an-essential-virulence-effector-with-antioxidant-function
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Junxin Xue, Wei Jiang, Yongjun Chen, Fengju Gong, Minyan Wang, Peng Zeng, Can Xia, Quan Wang, Kehe Huang
Thioredoxin reductase (TR) can help pathogens resist oxidative-burst injury from host immune cells by maintaining a thioredoxin-reduction state during NADPH consumption. TR is a necessary virulence factor that enables the persistent infection of some parasites. We performed bioinformatics analyses and biochemical assays to characterize the activity, subcellular localization, and genetic ablation of Toxoplasma gondii TR (TgTR), to shed light on its biologic function. We expressed the TgTR protein with an Escherichia coli expression system and analyzed its enzyme activity, reporting a Km for the recombinant TgTR of 11...
July 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686719/evidence-for-complex-contagion-models-of-social-contagion-from-observational-data
#19
Daniel A Sprague, Thomas House
Social influence can lead to behavioural 'fads' that are briefly popular and quickly die out. Various models have been proposed for these phenomena, but empirical evidence of their accuracy as real-world predictive tools has so far been absent. Here we find that a 'complex contagion' model accurately describes the spread of behaviours driven by online sharing. We found that standard, 'simple', contagion often fails to capture both the rapid spread and the long tails of popularity seen in real fads, where our complex contagion model succeeds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685427/imaging-redox-state-in-mouse-muscles-of-different-ages
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Lily Moon, David W Frederick, Joseph A Baur, Lin Z Li
Aging is the greatest risk factor for many diseases. Intracellular concentrations of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) and the NAD(+)-coupled redox state have been proposed to moderate many aging-related processes, yet the specific mechanisms remain unclear. The concentration of NAD(+) falls with age in skeletal muscle, yet there is no consensus on whether aging will increase or decrease the redox potential of NAD(+)/NADH. Oxidized flavin groups (Fp) (e.g. FAD, i.e., flavin adenine dinucleotide, contained in flavoproteins) and NADH are intrinsic fluorescent indicators of oxidation and reduction status of tissue, respectively...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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