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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161638/to-what-extent-do-structural-changes-in-catalytic-metal-sites-affect-enzyme-function
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Yana Valasatava, Antonio Rosato, Nicholas Furnham, Janet M Thornton, Claudia Andreini
About half of known enzymatic reactions involve metals. Enzymes belonging to the same superfamily often evolve to catalyze different reactions on the same structural scaffold. The work presented here investigates how functional differentiation, within superfamilies that contain metalloenzymes, relates to structural changes at the catalytic metal site. In general, when the catalytic metal site is unchanged across the enzymes of a superfamily, the functional differentiation within the superfamily tends to be low and the mechanism conserved...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160709/2d-ir-spectroscopy-of-an-aha-labelled-photoswitchable-pdz2-domain
#2
Brigitte Stucki-Buchli, Philip J M Johnson, Olga Bozovic, Claudio Zanobini, Klemens L Koziol, Peter Hamm, Adnan Gulzar, Steffen Wolf, Sebastian Buchenberg, Gerhard Stock
We explore the capability of the non-natural amino acid azidohomoalanine (AHA) as an IR label to sense relatively small structural changes in proteins with the help of 2D IR difference spectroscopy. To that end, we AHA-labelled an allosteric protein (the PDZ2 domain from human tyrosine-phosphatase 1E) and furthermore covalently linked it to an azobenzene-derived photoswitch as to mimic its conformational transition upon ligand binding. To determine the strengths and limitations of the AHA label, in total six mutants have been investigated with the label at sites with varying properties...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160099/safety-of-intradiaphragmatic-delivery-of-adeno-associated-virus-mediated-alpha-glucosidase-raav1-cmv-hgaa-gene-therapy-in-children-affected-by-pompe-disease
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Manuela Corti, Cristina Liberati, Barbara K Smith, Lee Ann Lawson, Ibrahim S Tuna, Thomas J Conlon, Kirsten E Erger, Saleem Islam, Roland Herzog, David D Fuller, Shelley Collins, Barry J Byrne
We conducted a first in human trial of diaphragmatic gene therapy (AAV1-CMV-GAA) to treat respiratory and neural dysfunction in early-onset Pompe disease. The primary objective of this study was to assess the safety of rAAV1-CMV-hGAA vector delivered to the diaphragm muscle of Pompe disease subjects with ventilatory insufficiency. Safety was assessed by measurement of change in serum chemistries and hematology, urinalysis, and immune response to GAA and AAV as well as change in level of health. Our data demonstrate that the AAV treatment was safe and there were no adverse events related to the study agent...
November 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160067/molecular-tension-probes-for-imaging-forces-at-the-cell-surface
#4
Yang Liu, Kornelia Galior, Victor Pui-Yan Ma, Khalid Salaita
Mechanical forces are essential for a variety of biological processes ranging from transcription and translation to cell adhesion, migration, and differentiation. Through the activation of mechanosensitive signaling pathways, cells sense and respond to physical stimuli from the surrounding environment, a process widely known as mechanotransduction. At the cell membrane, many signaling receptors, such as integrins, cadherins and T- or B-cell receptors, bind to their ligands on the surface of adjacent cells or the extracellular matrix (ECM) to mediate mechanotransduction...
November 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159721/design-synthesis-in-silico-and-in-vitro-antimicrobial-screenings-of-novel-1-2-4-triazoles-carrying-1-2-3-triazole-scaffold-with-lipophilic-side-chain-tether
#5
Mohamed Reda Aouad, Mariem Mohammed Mayaba, Arshi Naqvi, Sanaa K Bardaweel, Fawzia Faleh Al-Blewi, Mouslim Messali, Nadjet Rezki
BACKGROUND: 1,2,4-Triazoles and 1,2,3-triazoles have gained significant importance in medicinal chemistry. RESULTS: This study describes a green, efficient and quick solvent free click synthesis of new 1,2,3-triazole-4,5-diesters carrying a lipophilic side chain via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of diethylacetylene dicarboxylate with different surfactant azides. Further structural modifications of the resulting 1,2,3-triazole diesters to their corresponding 1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones via multi-step synthesis has been also investigated...
November 21, 2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158409/hydrophobicity-of-proteins-and-nanostructured-solutes-is-governed-by-topographical-and-chemical-context
#6
Erte Xi, Vasudevan Venkateshwaran, Lijuan Li, Nicholas Rego, Amish J Patel, Shekhar Garde
Hydrophobic interactions drive many important biomolecular self-assembly phenomena. However, characterizing hydrophobicity at the nanoscale has remained a challenge due to its nontrivial dependence on the chemistry and topography of biomolecular surfaces. Here we use molecular simulations coupled with enhanced sampling methods to systematically displace water molecules from the hydration shells of nanostructured solutes and calculate the free energetics of interfacial water density fluctuations, which quantify the extent of solute-water adhesion, and therefore solute hydrophobicity...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158402/structural-insights-into-enzymatic-4-2-aza-cycloaddition-in-thiopeptide-antibiotic-biosynthesis
#7
Dillon P Cogan, Graham A Hudson, Zhengan Zhang, Taras V Pogorelov, Wilfred A van der Donk, Douglas A Mitchell, Satish K Nair
The [4+2] cycloaddition reaction is an enabling transformation in modern synthetic organic chemistry, but there are only limited examples of dedicated natural enzymes that can catalyze this transformation. Thiopeptides (or more formally thiazolyl peptides) are a class of thiazole-containing, highly modified, macrocyclic secondary metabolites made from ribosomally synthesized precursor peptides. The characteristic feature of these natural products is a six-membered nitrogenous heterocycle that is assembled via a formal [4+2] cycloaddition between two dehydroalanine (Dha) residues...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155853/novel-chloroacetamido-compound-cwr-j02-is-an-anti-inflammatory-glutaredoxin-1-inhibitor
#8
Olga Gorelenkova Miller, Kyle S Cole, Corey C Emerson, Dharmaraja Allimuthu, Marcin Golczak, Phoebe L Stewart, Eranthie Weerapana, Drew J Adams, John J Mieyal
Glutaredoxin (Grx1) is a ubiquitously expressed thiol-disulfide oxidoreductase that specifically catalyzes reduction of S-glutathionylated substrates. Grx1 is known to be a key regulator of pro-inflammatory signaling, and Grx1 silencing inhibits inflammation in inflammatory disease models. Therefore, we anticipate that inhibition of Grx1 could be an anti-inflammatory therapeutic strategy. We used a rapid screening approach to test 504 novel electrophilic compounds for inhibition of Grx1, which has a highly reactive active-site cysteine residue (pKa 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155732/fabrication-and-characterization-of-griffithsin-modified-fiber-scaffolds-for-prevention-of-sexually-transmitted-infections
#9
Hung R Vuong, Kevin M Tyo, Jill M Steinbach-Rankins
Electrospun fibers (EFs) have been widely used in a variety of therapeutic applications; however, they have only recently been applied as a technology to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Moreover, many EF technologies focus on encapsulating the active agent, relative to utilizing the surface to impart biofunctionality. Here we describe a method to fabricate and surface-modify poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) electrospun fibers, with the potent antiviral lectin Griffithsin (GRFT)...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155200/recent-advances-on-polysaccharides-lipids-and-protein-based-edible-films-and-coatings-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Bilal Hassan, Shahzad Ali Shahid Chatha, Abdullah Ijaz Hussain, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Naseem Akhtar
Food is a vital product for the survival of human beings and with passage of time quality concerns of consumers are rising. Edible films and coatings are thin layers applied on food products to protect them and improve their quality. Films/coatings are prepared from naturally occurring renewable sources (polysaccharides, proteins, lipids and composites) which we can eat without disposing them. These films are environment friendly and contain antioxidants, anti-browning agents and colorants. Various methods (spraying, brushing, electro-spraying) are used to apply a coating on food material to protect them from microbial growth, prolonging their shelf life and improving other quality aspects like sensory attributes, appearance, originality and freshness of ingredients...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154852/the-mitochondrial-uncoupling-protein-2-gene-is-causal-for-the-spontaneous-polycystic-liver-diseases-in-mice
#11
Misa Hirose, Paul Schilf, Sarah Rohde, Yask Gupta, Tiphaine Sancerni, Marie-Clotilde Alves-Guerra, Christian Sina, Robert Jaster, Bruno Miroux, Saleh M Ibrahim
Polycystic liver diseases (PCLDs) are autosomal dominant disorders. To date, 3 genes are known to be associated with the disease, SEC63 and PRKCSH and LRP5. Here, we report that mice deficient in the mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 gene (Ucp2(-/-)) spontaneously developed PCLDs when they were over 12months old. Macroscopical observation, blood chemistry as well as histopathological analysis demonstrated the PCLDs found in Ucp2(-/-) mice were very similar to the findings in human PCLDs. This is the first report describing the gene encoding mitochondrial protein is causative for PCLDs...
November 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153514/determination-of-fat-protein-moisture-and-salt-content-of-cheddar-cheese-using-mid-infrared-transmittance-spectroscopy
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Brenda J Margolies, David M Barbano
The objective of our work was to develop and evaluate the performance of a rapid method for measuring fat, protein, moisture, and salt content of Cheddar cheese using a combination mid-infrared (MIR) transmittance analysis and an in-line conductivity sensor in an MIR milk analyzer. Cheddar cheese was blended with a dissolving solution containing pentasodium triphosphate and disodium metasilicate to achieve a uniform, particle-free dispersion of cheese, which had a fat and protein content similar to milk and could be analyzed using a MIR transmittance milk analyzer...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153180/a-100-year-review-progress-on-the-chemistry-of-milk-and-its-components
#13
John A Lucey, Don Otter, David S Horne
Understanding the chemistry of milk and its components is critical to the production of consistent, high-quality dairy products as well as the development of new dairy ingredients. Over the past 100 yr we have gone from believing that milk has only 3 protein fractions to identifying all the major and minor types of milk proteins as well as discovering that they have genetic variants. The structure and physical properties of most of the milk proteins have been extensively studied. The structure of the casein micelle has been the subject of many studies, and the initial views on submicelles have given way to the current model of the micelle as being assembled as a result of the concerted action of several types of interactions (including hydrophobic and the formation of calcium phosphate nanoclusters)...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153157/a-100-year-review-protein-and-amino-acid-nutrition-in-dairy-cows
#14
Charles G Schwab, Glen A Broderick
Considerable progress has been made in understanding the protein and amino acid (AA) nutrition of dairy cows. The chemistry of feed crude protein (CP) appears to be well understood, as is the mechanism of ruminal protein degradation by rumen bacteria and protozoa. It has been shown that ammonia released from AA degradation in the rumen is used for bacterial protein formation and that urea can be a useful N supplement when lower protein diets are fed. It is now well documented that adequate rumen ammonia levels must be maintained for maximal synthesis of microbial protein and that a deficiency of rumen-degradable protein can decrease microbial protein synthesis, fiber digestibility, and feed intake...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148757/cross-linked-artificial-enzyme-crystals-as-heterogeneous-catalysts-for-oxidation-reactions
#15
Sarah Lopez, Laurianne Rondot, Chloé Leprêtre, Caroline Marchi-Delapierre, Stéphane Ménage, Christine Cavazza
Designing systems that merge the advantages of heterogeneous catalysis, enzymology and molecular catalysis represents the next major goal for sustainable chemistry. Cross-linked enzyme crystals display most of these essential assets (well-designed mesoporous support, protein selectivity, molecular recognition of substrates). Nevertheless, a lack of reaction diversity, particularly in the field of oxidation, remains a constraint for their increased use in the field. Here, thanks to the design of cross-linked artificial non-heme iron oxygenase crystals, we filled this gap by developing bio-based heterogeneous catalysts capable of oxidizing carbon-carbon double bonds...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147710/step-by-step-build-up-of-covalent-poly-ethylene-oxide-nanogel-films
#16
S Zahouani, L Hurman, M De Giorgi, C Vigier-Carrière, F Boulmedais, B Senger, B Frisch, P Schaaf, P Lavalle, L Jierry
Hydrogels based on poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) are commonly used for studies related to cell fate and tissue engineering. Here we present a new covalent layer-by-layer build-up process leading to PEG coatings of nanometer size called "nanogel films". Compared to macroscopic hydrogels, such nanogels should provide a fine control over the structure and the thickness of the coating. Alternated deposition of bifunctional and tetra functional PEG molecules reacting through thiol/maleimide click chemistry is evaluated by quartz crystal microbalance...
November 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147558/discovery-and-design-of-self-assembling-peptides
#17
REVIEW
Shuguang Zhang
Peptides are ubiquitous in nature and useful in many fields, from agriculture as pesticides, in medicine as antibacterial and antifungal drugs founded in the innate immune systems, to medicinal chemistry as hormones. However, the concept of peptides as materials was not recognized until 1990 when a self-assembling peptide as a repeating segment in a yeast protein was serendipitously discovered. Peptide materials are so called because they have bona fide materials property and are made from simple amino acids with well-ordered nanostructures under physiological conditions...
December 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146569/found-in-translation-how-preclinical-research-is-guiding-the-clinical-development-of-the-bcl2-selective-inhibitor-venetoclax
#18
REVIEW
Joel D Leverson, Deepak Sampath, Andrew J Souers, Saul H Rosenberg, Wayne J Fairbrother, Martine Amiot, Marina Konopleva, Anthony Letai
Since the discovery of apoptosis as a form of programmed cell death, targeting the apoptosis pathway to induce cancer cell death has been a high-priority goal for cancer therapy. After decades of effort, drug-discovery scientists have succeeded in generating small-molecule inhibitors of antiapoptotic BCL2 family proteins. Innovative medicinal chemistry and structure-based drug design, coupled with a strong fundamental understanding of BCL2 biology, were essential to the development of BH3 mimetics such as the BCL2-selective inhibitor venetoclax...
November 16, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144726/physalis-mottle-virus-like-particles-as-nanocarriers-for-imaging-reagents-and-drugs
#19
Hema Masarapu, Bindi K Patel, Paul L Chariou, He Hu, Neetu M Gulati, Bradley L Carpenter, Reza A Ghiladi, Sourabh Shukla, Nicole F Steinmetz
Platform technologies based on plant virus nanoparticles (VNPs) and virus-like particles (VLPs) are attracting the attention of researchers and clinicians because the particles are biocompatible, biodegradable, noninfectious in mammals, and can readily be chemically and genetically engineered to carry imaging agents and drugs. When the Physalis mottle virus (PhMV) coat protein is expressed in Escherichia coli, the resulting VLPs are nearly identical to the viruses formed in vivo. Here, we isolated PhMV-derived VLPs from ClearColi cells and carried out external and internal surface modification with fluorophores using reactive lysine-N-hydroxysuccinimide ester and cysteine-maleimide chemistries, respectively...
November 16, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143719/microbial-protein-targets-towards-understanding-and-intervention
#20
Paul W Denny
The rise of antimicrobial resistance, coupled with a lack of industrial focus on antimicrobial discovery over preceding decades, has brought the world to a crisis point. With both human and animal health set to decline due to increased disease burdens caused by near untreatable microbial pathogens, there is an urgent need to identify new antimicrobials. Central to this is the elucidation of new, robustly validated, drug targets. Informed by industrial practice and concerns, the use of both biological and chemical tools in validation is key...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
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