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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786960/the-atomic-resolution-structure-of-a-class-c-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-of-its-complex-with-avibactam
#1
Stefano Mangani, Cecilia Pozzi, Flavio Di Pisa, Filomena De Luca, Manuela Benvenuti, Jean-Denis Docquier
β-lactamases (BLs) are important antibiotic resistance determinants that significantly compromise the efficacy of valuable β-lactam antibacterial drugs. For that reason, combinations with β-lactamase inhibitor were developed. Avibactam is the first non-β-lactam BL inhibitor introduced in clinical practice. Ceftazidime-avibactam represents one of the few last-resort antibiotics available for the treatment of infections caused by near pandrug-resistant bacteria. TRU-1 is a chromosomally-encoded AmpC-type BL of Aeromonas enteropelogenes, related to the FOX-type BLs and constitutes a good model for class C BLs...
May 22, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786939/an-update-on-enzymatic-cocktails-for-lignocellulose-breakdown
#2
REVIEW
Andreza de Mello Lopes, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho, Leonora Rios de Souza Moreira
Alternative energy sources have received increasing attention in recent years. The possibility of adding value to agricultural wastes, by producing biofuels and other products with economic value from lignocellulosic biomass by enzymatic hydrolysis, has been widely explored. Lignocellulosic biomass, as well as being an abundant residue, is a complex recalcitrant structure that requires a consortium of enzymes for its complete degradation. Pools of enzymes with different specificities acting together usually produce an increase in hydrolysis yield...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786938/inhibition-and-kinetic-studies-of-lignin-degrading-enzymes-of-ganoderma-boninense-by-naturally-occurring-phenolic-compounds
#3
Arthy Surendran, Yasmeen Siddiqui, Halimi Mohd Saud, Nusaibah Syd Ali, Sivakumar Manickam
AIM: Lignolytic (Lignin degrading) enzyme, from oil palm pathogen Ganoderma boninense Pat. (Syn G. orbiforme (Ryvarden), is involved in the detoxification and the degradation of lignin in the oil palm and is the rate-limiting step in the infection process of this fungus. Active inhibition of lignin degrading enzymes secreted by G. boninense by various naturally occurring phenolic compounds and estimation of efficiency on pathogen suppression was aimed at. METHODS AND RESULTS: In our work, ten naturally occurring phenolic compounds were evaluated for their inhibitory potential towards the lignolytic enzymes of G...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786787/protocols-for-migration-and-invasion-studies-in-prostate-cancer
#4
Arjanneke F van de Merbel, Geertje van der Horst, Jeroen T Buijs, Gabri van der Pluijm
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in men in the western world. The development of distant metastases and therapy resistance are major clinical problems in the management of prostate cancer patients. In order for prostate cancer to metastasize to distant sites in the human body, prostate cancer cells have to migrate and invade neighboring tissue. Cancer cells can acquire a migratory and invasive phenotype in several ways, including single cell and collective migration. As a requisite for migration, epithelial prostate cancer cells often need to acquire a motile, mesenchymal-like phenotype...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786761/engineering-terpenoid-production-through-transient-expression-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
#5
REVIEW
James Reed, Anne Osbourn
Terpenoids are the most structurally diverse class of plant natural products with a huge range of commercial and medical applications. Exploiting this enormous potential has historically been hindered due to low levels of these compounds in their natural sources, making isolation difficult, while their structural complexity frequently makes synthetic chemistry approaches uneconomical. Engineering terpenoid biosynthesis in heterologous host production platforms provides a means to overcome these obstacles. In particular, plant-based production systems are attractive as they provide the compartmentalisation and cofactors necessary for the transfer of functional pathways from other plants...
May 21, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786745/histone-modifications-in-fatty-acid-synthase-modulated-by-carbohydrate-responsive-element-binding-protein-are-associated-with-non%C3%A2-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#6
Can Cai, Huihong Yu, Guangming Huang, Xuan Du, Xiaoqing Yu, Youping Zhou, Wei Shen
Non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a manifestation of metabolic syndrome in the liver and is closely associated with diabetes; however, its pathogenesis remains to be elucidated. Carbohydrate responsive element binding protein (ChREBP), the hub of glucolipid metabolism, regulates the induction of fatty acid synthase (FASN), the key enzyme of de novo lipogenesis, by directly binding to carbohydrate response element (ChoRE) in its promoter. Investigations of histone modifications on NAFLD remain in their infancy...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786696/crystal-structure-of-dihydrodipicolinate-reductase-padhdpr-from-paenisporosarcina-sp-tg-14-structural-basis-for-nadph-preference-as-a-cofactor
#7
Chang Woo Lee, Sun-Ha Park, Sung Gu Lee, Hyun Ho Park, Hak Jun Kim, HaJeung Park, Hyun Park, Jun Hyuck Lee
Dihydrodipicolinate reductase (DHDPR) is a key enzyme in the diaminopimelate- and lysine-synthesis pathways that reduces DHDP to tetrahydrodipicolinate. Although DHDPR uses both NADPH and NADH as a cofactor, the structural basis for cofactor specificity and preference remains unclear. Here, we report that Paenisporosarcina sp. TG-14 PaDHDPR has a strong preference for NADPH over NADH, as determined by isothermal titration calorimetry and enzymatic activity assays. We determined the crystal structures of PaDHDPR alone, with its competitive inhibitor (dipicolinate), and the ternary complex of the enzyme with dipicolinate and NADPH, with results showing that only the ternary complex had a fully closed conformation and suggesting that binding of both substrate and nucleotide cofactor is required for enzymatic activity...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786669/protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-inhibition-and-glucose-uptake-potentials-of-mulberrofuran-g-albanol-b-and-kuwanon-g-from-root-bark-of-morus-alba-l-in-insulin-resistant-hepg2-cells-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-study
#8
Pradeep Paudel, Ting Yu, Su Hui Seong, Eun Bi Kuk, Hyun Ah Jung, Jae Sue Choi
Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is the most common form of diabetes and has become a major health problem across the world. The root bark of Morus alba L. is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment and management of diabetes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the enzyme inhibitory potentials of three principle components, mulberrofuran G ( 1 ), albanol B ( 2 ), and kuwanon G ( 3 ) in M. alba root bark against diabetes, establish their enzyme kinetics, carry out a molecular docking simulation, and demonstrate the glucose uptake activity in insulin-resistant HepG2 cells...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786651/clinical-efficacy-associated-with-enhanced-antioxidant-enzyme-activities-of-silver-nanoparticles-biosynthesized-using-moringa-oleifera-leaf-extract-against-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-murine-model-of-leishmania-major
#9
Manal El-Khadragy, Ebtesam M Alolayan, Dina M Metwally, Mohamed F Serag El-Din, Sara S Alobud, Nour I Alsultan, Sarah S Alsaif, Manal A Awad, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Leishmaniasis is one of the most significant vector-borne syndromes of individuals. This parasitic infection can be affected by many species of Leishmania, most of which are zoonotic. Natural products have made and are continuing to make important contributions to the search for new antileishmanial agents. The use of plants in the production assembly of silver nanoparticles has drawn attention because of its rapid, eco-friendly, non-pathogenic, economical protocol and provides a single step technique for the biosynthetic process...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786643/controlled-deactivation-cb1-receptor-ligands-as-a-novel-strategy-to-lower-intraocular-pressure
#10
Sally Miller, Shashank Kulkarni, Alex Ciesielski, Spyros P Nikas, Ken Mackie, Alexandros Makriyannis, Alex Straiker
Nearly half a century has passed since the demonstration that cannabis and its chief psychoactive component Δ⁸-THC lowers intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated IOP remains the chief hallmark and therapeutic target for glaucoma, a condition that places millions at risk of blindness. It is likely that Δ⁸-THC exerts much of its IOP-lowering effects via the activation of CB1 cannabinoid receptors. However, the initial promise of CB1 as a target for treating glaucoma has not thus far translated into a credible therapeutic strategy...
May 22, 2018: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786638/impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-proportion-of-days-covered-for-chronic-medications
#11
Nancy Dao, Sun Lee, Micah Hata, Lord Sarino
Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) programs have been associated with increased adherence and persistence to chronic medications. Adherence to statin therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and non-insulin antidiabetic medications (NIDM) are used to determine a health plan's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Rating under a pay-for-performance model. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing an ABMS program on overall pharmacy adherence measures for statins, ACEI/ARBs, and NIDM, as presented through the Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies (EQuIPP©) platform...
May 22, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786607/pre-set-extrusion-bioprinting-for-multiscale-heterogeneous-tissue-structure-fabrication
#12
Donggu Kang, Geunseon Ahn, Donghwan Kim, Hyun-Wook Kang, Seokhwan Yun, Won-Soo Yun, Jin-Hyung Shim, Songwan Jin
Recent advances in three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology have led to various attempts in fabricating human tissue-like structures. However, current bioprinting technologies have limitations for creating native tissue-like structures. To resolve these issues, we developed a new pre-set extrusion bioprinting technique that can create heterogeneous, multicellular, and multimaterial structures simultaneously. The key to this ability lies in the use of a precursor cartridge that can stably preserve a multimaterial with a pre-defined configuration that can be simply embedded in a syringe-based printer head...
May 22, 2018: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786578/-influence-of-basic-dental-materials-on-indicators-of-free-radical-oxidation-and-antioxidant-blood-s-potential-of-white-rats-experimental-study
#13
Vitalii S Kuz, Valentyn N Dvornyk, Vitalii A Kostenko, Gelfira M Kuz, Oleh Ye Akimov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Basic materials used in the clinic of orthopedic dentistry are high-polymer compounds and have a number of positive properties in certain conditions. The main group of materials for manufacturing of removable dentures is acrylic plastics of hot polymerization. However, such materials can sometimes cause a number of complications. Using removable prostheses, which are made of acrylic plastics can cause the development of an allergic or toxic-chemical reaction of tissues of the prosthetic bed...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786565/modelling-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-human-hepatocyte-like-cells
#14
Marcus J Lyall, Jessy Cartier, John P Thomson, Kate Cameron, Jose Meseguer-Ripolles, Eoghan O'Duibhir, Dagmara Szkolnicka, Baltasar Lucendo Villarin, Yu Wang, Giovanny Rodriguez Blanco, Warwick B Dunn, Richard R Meehan, David C Hay, Amanda J Drake
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in developed countries. An in vitro NAFLD model would permit mechanistic studies and enable high-throughput therapeutic screening. While hepatic cancer-derived cell lines are a convenient, renewable resource, their genomic, epigenomic and functional alterations mean their utility in NAFLD modelling is unclear. Additionally, the epigenetic mark 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), a cell lineage identifier, is rapidly lost during cell culture, alongside expression of the Ten-eleven-translocation ( TET ) methylcytosine dioxygenase enzymes, restricting meaningful epigenetic analysis...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786518/evaluation-of-serum-ige-in-peach-allergic-patients-with-systemic-reaction-by-using-recombinant-pru-p-7-gibberellin-regulated-protein
#15
Y Mori, F Okazaki, C Inuo, Y Yamaguchi, S Masuda, S Sugiura, T Fukuie, M Nagao, I Tsuge, T Yosikawa, A Yagami, K Matsunaga, T Fujisawa, K Ito, H Narita, Y Kondo
BACKGROUND: Lipid transfer protein (LTP) is a major fruit allergen. It has, however, recently been revealed that the systemic reaction in peach-allergic patients is related not only to LTP (Pru p 3) but also to gibberellin-regulated protein (Pru p 7). We investigated recombinant Pru p 7 (rPru p 7) for its potential use in worldwide standardization for the diagnosis of peach allergy. METHODS: Natural Pru p 7 (nPru p 7) was purified from peach crude extract using a monoclonal antibody affinity column...
May 18, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786426/influence-of-enzyme-quantity-and-distribution-on-the-self-propulsion-of-non-janus-urease-powered-micromotors
#16
Tania Patiño, Natalia Feiner-Gracia, Xavier Arque, Albert Miguel-López, Anita Jannasch, Tom Stumpp, Erik Schäffer, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Samuel Sanchez
The use of enzyme catalysis to power micro and nanomachines offers unique features such as biocompatibility, versatili-ty and fuel bioavailability. Yet, the key parameters underlying the motion behavior of enzyme-powered motors are not completely understood. Here, we investigate the role of enzyme distribution and quantity on the generation of active mo-tion. Two different micromotor architectures based on either polystyrene (PS) or polystyrene coated with a rough silicon dioxide shell (PS@SiO2) were explored...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786188/-a-young-girl-with-recurrent-calculosis-and-hypercalcemia
#17
Federica Di Maio, Matteo Vittori, PierFrancesco Bassi, Pierluigi Fulignati, Silvia D'Alonzo, Pietro Manuel Ferraro
Mutations of the CYP24A1 gene are associated with alterations in the activity of the enzyme 25-OH-D-24-hydroxylase, resulting in dysfunction of the metabolism of vitamin D. This enzymatic deficiency may cause hypercalcemia, low parathyroid hormone levels, hypercalciuria, nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis. The clinical case of a young woman with recurrent renal lithiasis, hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria is described. These features are linked to deficiency of the enzyme 25-OH-D-24-hydroxylase, therefore to a biallelic mutation of the CYP24A1 gene...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786183/-hyperkalemia-as-a-limiting-factor-in-the-use-of-drugs-that-block-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-raas
#18
Antonio Santoro, Marcora Mandreoli
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE-I) inhibitors and ARBs have shown real efficacy in reducing blood pressure, proteinuria, in slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (MRC) and in clinical improvement. in patients with heart failure, diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. However, their use is limited by some side effects such as the increase in serum potassium (K), which can be particularly severe in patients with renal insufficiency. In the 23,000 patients followed by the PIRP project of the Emilia-Romagna Region, hyperkalaemia at the first visit (K> 5...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786141/an-inhibitory-antibody-targeting-carbonic-anhydrase-xii-abrogates-chemoresistance-and-significantly-reduces-lung-metastases-in-an-orthotopic-breast-cancer-model-in-vivo
#19
Bettina von Neubeck, Gabor Gondi, Chiara Riganti, Chenchen Pan, Arnaldo Parra Damas, Hagen Scherb, Ali Ertürk, Reinhard Zeidler
Carbonic Anhydrase XII (CAXII) is a membrane-tethered ectoenzyme involved in intracellular pH regulation and overexpressed across various types of human cancer. Because CAXII inhibition shows antitumour activity in vitro, it is thought that the enzyme is mandatory for maximum tumour growth, above all under hypoxic conditions. Recently, it has been shown that CAXII is co-expressed along with the P-glycoprotein (P-GP) on many tumour cells and that both proteins physically interact. Of interest, blocking CAXII activity also decreases P-GP activity in cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786040/human-leukocyte-antigen-a-allele-distribution-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-showing-anti-melanoma-associated-antigen-a-or-synovial-sarcoma-x-2-t-cell-response-in-blood
#20
Pei-Wen Fan, Li Huang, Xue-Mei Chang, Ya-Ning Feng, Xuan Yao, Yan-Chun Peng, Tao Dong, Ruo-Zheng Wang
Background: Development of innovative immunotherapy is imperative to improve the poor survival of the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. In this study, we evaluated the T cell response to melanoma-associated antigen (MAGE)-A1, MAGE-A3, or synovial sarcoma X-2 (SSX-2) in the peripheral blood of treatment-naive NPC patients. The relationship of responses among the three proteins and the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A types were analyzed to provide evidence of designing novel therapy...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
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