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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324209/molecular-cloning-structural-modeling-and-the-production-of-soluble-triple-mutated-diphtheria-toxoid-k51e-g52e-e148k-co-expressed-with-molecular-chaperones-in-recombinant-escherichia-coli
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Naphatsamon Uthailak, Pornpimol Mahamad, Pamorn Chittavanich, Somchai Yanarojana, Wassana Wijagkanalan, Jean Petre, Watanalai Panbangred
CRM197 is a diphtheria toxin (DT) mutant (G52E) which has been used as a carrier protein for conjugate vaccines. However, it still possesses cytotoxicity toward mammalian cells. The goal of this project was to produce a non-toxic and soluble CRM197EK through introduction of triple amino acid substitutions (K51E/G52E/E148K) in Escherichia coli. The expression of CRM197EKTrxHis was optimized and co-expressed with different molecular chaperones. The soluble CRM197EKTrxHis was produced at a high concentration (97...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317950/in-vivo-identification-of-potential-uranium-protein-targets-in-zebrafish-ovaries-after-chronic-waterborne-exposure
#2
Y Eb-Levadoux, S Frelon, O Simon, C Arnaudguilhem, R Lobinski, S Mounicou
Ecotoxicological studies have indicated the reprotoxicity of uranium (U) in zebrafish, but its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Due to the non-covalent nature of U-protein complexes, canonical proteomics approaches are often not relevant as they usually use denaturating reagents or solvents. In this study, non-denaturating (ND) methods were used to obtain insight into the nature of U potential targets in ovaries of reproduced and non-reproduced zebrafish after 20 days of exposure to an environmentally relevant U concentration (20 μg L(-1))...
March 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315414/the-dynamics-of-hcv-specific-antibody-responses-in-hiv-hcv-patients-on-long-term-antiretroviral-therapy
#3
Silvia Lee, Alfred Laiman, Martyn A French, James Flexman, Mark W Watson, Patricia Price
Antibody responses have not been fully characterised in chronically HIV/HCV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Seventeen HIV/HCV patients receiving ART were followed for a median (range) interval of 597 (186-766) weeks. Prior to ART, HIV/HCV patients had lower levels of antibodies reactive with HCV core and JFH-1, and lower genotype cross-reactive neutralising antibodies (nAb) titres, than HCV patients. Levels of JFH-1 reactive antibody increased on ART, irrespective of CD4(+) T-cell counts or changes in serum ALT levels...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303166/single-molecule-studies-of-high-mobility-group-b-architectural-dna-bending-proteins
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REVIEW
Divakaran Murugesapillai, Micah J McCauley, L James Maher, Mark C Williams
Protein-DNA interactions can be characterized and quantified using single molecule methods such as optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers, atomic force microscopy, and fluorescence imaging. In this review, we discuss studies that characterize the binding of high-mobility group B (HMGB) architectural proteins to single DNA molecules. We show how these studies are able to extract quantitative information regarding equilibrium binding as well as non-equilibrium binding kinetics. HMGB proteins play critical but poorly understood roles in cellular function...
February 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302935/factor-x-deficiency-with-heterozygous-mutations-of-novel-p-g435s-and-known-p-g244r-in-a-patient-presenting-with-severe-umbilical-hemorrhage
#5
Yoko Matsuo, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Miho Mitsuo, Shinichiro Nakagawa, Shuichi Ozono, Koichiro Ueda, Yoko Sogabe, Ritsuko Seki, Kenji Soejima, Takashi Okamura, Yushiro Yamashita
A 10-day-old male patient was referred to our hospital with severe umbilical bleeding. Prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) were prominently prolonged. Plasma coagulation factor X (FX) activity and antigen levels were 1% and 0.6%, respectively. A DNA sequence analysis of his leukocytes revealed a compound heterozygous state; known Gly244 to Arg (p.G244R) in exon 6 and a novel mutation of Gly 435 to Ser (p.G435S) in exon 8. A pedigree analysis showed that p.G244R originated from the paternal side, while p...
March 15, 2017: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301595/mir-146a-regulates-glucose-induced-upregulation-of-inflammatory-cytokines-extracellular-matrix-proteins-in-the-retina-and-kidney-in-diabetes
#6
Shali Chen, Biao Feng, Anu Alice Thomas, Subrata Chakrabarti
Hyperglycemic damage to the endothelial cells (ECs) leads to increased synthesis of inflammatory cytokines. We have previously shown miR-146a downregulation in ECs and in the tissues of diabetic mice. Here we investigated the role of miR-146a, in the production of specific inflammatory cytokines and extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in retina and kidneys in diabetes. We generated an endothelial specific miR-146a overexpressing transgenic mice (TG). We investigated these mice and wild type (WT) controls with or without streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295158/first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-alone-or-in-combination-with-first-trimester-serum-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
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REVIEW
S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three, rather than two copies of chromosome 21; or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability and also leads to numerous metabolic and structural problems. It can be life-threatening, or lead to considerable ill health, although some individuals have only mild problems and can lead relatively normal lives. Having a baby with Down's syndrome is likely to have a significant impact on family life...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294062/warming-up-to-new-possibilities-with-the-capsaicin-receptor-trpv1-mtor-ampk-and-erythropoietin
#8
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are a superfamily of ion channels termed after the trp gene in Drosophila that are diverse in structure and control a wide range of biological functions including cell development and growth, thermal regulation, and vascular physiology. Of significant interest is the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) receptor, also known as the capsaicin receptor and the vanilloid receptor 1, that is a non-selective cation channel sensitive to a host of external stimuli including capsaicin and camphor, venoms, acid/basic pH changes, and temperature...
March 13, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290509/an-outbreak-of-severe-infections-among-australian-infants-caused-by-a-novel-recombinant-strain-of-human-parechovirus-type-3
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Tiffanie M Nelson, Peter Vuillermin, Jason Hodge, Julian Druce, David T Williams, Rekha Jasrotia, Soren Alexandersen
Human parechovirus types 1-16 (HPeV1-16) are positive strand RNA viruses in the family Picornaviridae. We investigated a 2015 outbreak of HPeV3 causing illness in infants in Victoria, Australia. Virus genome was extracted from clinical material and isolates and sequenced using a combination of next generation and Sanger sequencing. The HPeV3 outbreak genome was 98.7% similar to the HPeV3 Yamagata 2011 lineage for the region encoding the structural proteins up to nucleotide position 3115, but downstream of that the genome varied from known HPeV sequences with a similarity of 85% or less...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289947/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-identification-of-endocannabinoid-signaling-in-periodontal-tissues-and-their-potential-role-in-local-pathophysiology
#10
Anna Konermann, Andreas Jäger, Stefanie A E Held, P Brossart, Anne Schmöle
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) with its binding receptors CB1 and CB2 impacts multiple pathophysiologies not only limited to neuronal psychoactivity. CB1 is assigned to cerebral neuron action, whereas CB2 is mainly expressed in different non-neuronal tissues and associated with immunosuppressive effects. Based on these tissue-selective CB receptor roles, it was the aim of this study to analyze potential expression in periodontal tissues under physiological conditions and inflammatory states. In vivo, CB receptor expression was investigated on human periodontal biopsies with or without bacterial inflammation and on rat maxillae with or without sterile inflammation...
March 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289427/the-arabidopsis-lipid-transfer-protein-2-atltp2-is-involved-in-cuticle-cell-wall-interface-integrity-and-in-etiolated-hypocotyl-permeability
#11
Adélaïde Jacq, Clémentine Pernot, Yves Martinez, Frédéric Domergue, Bruno Payré, Elisabeth Jamet, Vincent Burlat, Valérie B Pacquit
Plant non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) belong to a complex multigenic family implicated in diverse physiological processes. However, their function and mode of action remain unclear probably because of functional redundancy. Among the different roles proposed for nsLTPs, it has long been suggested that they could transport cuticular precursor across the cell wall during the formation of the cuticle, which constitutes the first physical barrier for plant interactions with their aerial environment...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287470/the-application-of-curve-fitting-on-the-voltammograms-of-various-isoforms-of-metallothioneins-metal-complexes
#12
Miguel Angel Merlos Rodrigo, Jorge Molina-López, Ana Maria Jimenez Jimenez, Elena Planells Del Pozo, Pavlina Adam, Tomas Eckschlager, Ondrej Zitka, Lukas Richtera, Vojtech Adam
The translation of metallothioneins (MTs) is one of the defense strategies by which organisms protect themselves from metal-induced toxicity. MTs belong to a family of proteins comprising MT-1, MT-2, MT-3, and MT-4 classes, with multiple isoforms within each class. The main aim of this study was to determine the behavior of MT in dependence on various externally modelled environments, using electrochemistry. In our study, the mass distribution of MTs was characterized using MALDI-TOF. After that, adsorptive transfer stripping technique with differential pulse voltammetry was selected for optimization of electrochemical detection of MTs with regard to accumulation time and pH effects...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285997/ccm-3-promotes-c-%C3%A2-elegans-germline-development-by-regulating-vesicle-trafficking-cytokinesis-and-polarity
#13
Swati Pal, Benjamin Lant, Bin Yu, Ruilin Tian, Jiefei Tong, Jonathan R Krieger, Michael F Moran, Anne-Claude Gingras, W Brent Derry
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular defects of the CNS that arise from loss of integrity of the endothelial cells lining blood capillaries, causing leakage of blood into the brain [1]. This results in headaches, seizures, and/or hemorrhagic stroke, depending on the location of the lesion. CCM affects 0.5% of the population and follows an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern caused by mutations in one of the three genes: CCM1 (gene name KRIT1), CCM2 (also known as malcavernin or OSM), and CCM3 (gene name PDCD10) [2, 3], with the earliest onset and most severe prognosis occurring in CCM3 patients [4]...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285521/exploring-covalent-allosteric-inhibition-of-antigen-85c-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-ebselen-derivatives
#14
Christopher M Goins, Steven J Dajnowicz, Sandeep Thanna, Steven J Sucheck, Jerry Matthew Parks, Donald R Ronning
Previous studies identified ebselen as a potent in vitro and in vivo inhibitor of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) antigen 85 (Ag85) complex, comprising three homologous enzymes required for the biosynthesis of the mycobacterial cell wall. In this study, the Mtb Ag85C enzyme was co-crystallized with azido and adamantyl ebselen derivatives, resulting in two crystallographic structures of 2.01 and 1.30 Å resolution, respectively. Both structures displayed the anticipated covalent modification of the solvent accessible, non-catalytic Cys209 residue forming a selenenylsulfide bond...
March 13, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285358/fluoroquinolones-and-propionic-acid-derivatives-induce-inflammatory-responses-in-vitro
#15
Akira Nakajima, Hiroki Sato, Shingo Oda, Tsuyoshi Yokoi
Fluoroquinolones and propionic acid derivatives are widely used antibacterials and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, respectively, which have been reported to frequently trigger drug hypersensitivity reactions. Such reactions are induced by inflammatory mediators such as cytokines and chemokines. The present study investigated whether levofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone, and loxoprofen, a propionic acid derivative, have the potential to induce immune-related gene expression in dendritic cell-like cell lines such as HL-60, K562, and THP-1, and immortalized keratinocytes such as HaCaT...
March 11, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284855/identification-expression-pattern-and-feature-analysis-of-cuticular-protein-genes-in-the-pine-moth-dendrolimus-punctatus-lepidoptera-lasiocampidae
#16
Cong-Hui Yang, Peng-Cheng Yang, Su-Fang Zhang, Zhi-Yong Shi, Le Kang, Ai-Bing Zhang
Cuticular proteins (CPs) are vital components of the insects' cuticle that support movement and protect insect from adverse environmental conditions. The CPs exist in a large number and diversiform structures, thus, the accurate annotation is the first step to interpreting their roles in insect growth. The rapid development of sequencing technology has simplified the access to the information on protein sequences, especially for non-model species. Dendrolimus punctatus is a Lepidopteran defoliator, and its periodic outbreaks cause severe damage to the coniferous forests...
March 8, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284624/attenuation-of-an-original-us-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-strain-pc22a-via-serial-cell-culture-passage
#17
Chun-Ming Lin, Yixuan Hou, Douglas G Marthaler, Xiang Gao, Xinsheng Liu, Lanlan Zheng, Linda J Saif, Qiuhong Wang
Although porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has caused huge economic losses in the pork industry worldwide, an effective live, attenuated vaccine is lacking. In this study, an original US, highly virulent PED virus (PEDV) strain PC22A was serially passaged in Vero CCL81 and Vero BI cells. The virus growth kinetics in cell culture, virulence in neonatal pigs and the whole genomic sequences of selected passages were examined. Increased virus titers and sizes of syncytia were observed at the 65th passage level (P65) and P120, respectively...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282625/phosphorylation-of-the-regulatory-domain-of-human-tyrosine-hydroxylase-1-monitored-using-non-uniformly-sampled-nmr
#18
Petr Louša, Hana Nedozrálová, Erik Župa, Jiří Nováček, Jozef Hritz
Human tyrosine hydroxylase 1 (hTH1) activity is regulated by phosphorylation of its regulatory domain (RD-hTH1) and by an interaction with the 14-3-3 protein. The RD-hTH1 is composed of a structured region (66-169) preceded by an intrinsically disordered protein region (IDP, hTH1_65) containing two phosphorylation sites (S19 and S40) which are highly relevant for its increase in activity. The NMR signals of the IDP region in the non-phosphorylated, singly phosphorylated (pS40) and doubly phosphorylated states (pS19_pS40) were assigned by non-uniformly sampled spectra with increased dimensionality (5D)...
January 27, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278262/responses-of-the-picoprasinophyte-micromonas-commoda-to-light-and-ultraviolet-stress
#19
Marie L Cuvelier, Jian Guo, Alejandra C Ortiz, Marijke J van Baren, Muhammad Akram Tariq, Frédéric Partensky, Alexandra Z Worden
Micromonas is a unicellular marine green alga that thrives from tropical to polar ecosystems. We investigated the growth and cellular characteristics of acclimated mid-exponential phase Micromonas commoda RCC299 over multiple light levels and over the diel cycle (14:10 hour light:dark). We also exposed the light:dark acclimated M. commoda to experimental shifts from moderate to high light (HL), and to HL plus ultraviolet radiation (HL+UV), 4.5 hours into the light period. Cellular responses of this prasinophyte were quantified by flow cytometry and changes in gene expression by qPCR and RNA-seq...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276482/multimer-recognition-and-secretion-by-the-non-classical-secretion-pathway-in-bacillus-subtilis
#20
Liuqun Zhao, Jingqi Chen, Jibin Sun, Dawei Zhang
Non-classical protein secretion in bacteria is a common phenomenon. However, the selection principle for non-classical secretion pathways remains unclear. Here, our experimental data, to our knowledge, are the first to show that folded multimeric proteins can be recognized and excreted by a non-classical secretion pathway in Bacillus subtilis. We explored the secretion pattern of a typical cytoplasmic protein D-psicose 3-epimerase from Ruminococcus sp. 5_1_39BFAA (RDPE), and showed that its non-classical secretion is not simply due to cell lysis...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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