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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107695/antibacterial-activity-computational-analysis-and-host-toxicity-study-of-thymol-sulfonamide-conjugates
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Shasank S Swain, Sudhir K Paidesetty, Rabindra N Padhy
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) are notorious pathogenic multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria in both hospital and community sectors, and today the first antibacterial drug sulfamethoxazole is ineffective. The monoterpene phenol, thymol was conjugated with seven sulfa drug derivatives individually, adopting the dye-azo synthesis protocol, and conjugates were characterized using spectral analysis techniques such as, UV, FTIR, MS, HPLC, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and SEM...
January 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104755/n-glycosylation-of-human-sphingomyelin-phosphodiesterase-acid-like-3a-smpdl3a-is-essential-for-stability-secretion-and-activity
#2
Mathew Traini, Raani Kumaran, Morten Thaysen-Andersen, Maaike Kockx, Wendy Jessup, Leonard Kritharides
Sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase acid-like 3A (SMPDL3A) is a recently identified phosphodiesterase, which is a secreted N -linked glycoprotein. SMPDL3A is highly homologous to acid sphingomyelinase (aSMase), but unlike aSMase can not cleave sphingomyelin. Rather, SMPDL3A hydrolyzes nucleotide tri- and diphosphates and their derivatives. While recent structural studies have shed light on these unexpected substrate preferences, many other aspects of SMPDL3A biology which may give insight into its function in vivo remain obscure...
January 19, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104373/novel-multilayer-microcapsules-based-on-soy-protein-isolate-fibrils-and-high-methoxyl-pectin-production-characterization-and-release-modeling
#3
Elham Ansarifar, Mohebbat Mohebbi, Fakhri Shahidi, Arash Koocheki, Navid Ramezanian
In this study, novel microcapsules were produced through the layer by layer adsorption of food-grade and plant-based polyelectrolytes, soy protein isolate (SPI) fibrils and high methoxyl pectin (HMP). The physical properties of the fibrils were investigated by TEM and AFM and the properties of the microcapsules such as size, uniformity, zeta potential, morphology, functional groups, modeling and the release kinetics of limonene were examined. The results revealed that SPI-fibrils had a thickness varying from 1 to 10nm and strand like structure...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103936/elevated-collagen-i-augments-tumor-progressive-signals-intravasation-and-metastasis-of-prolactin-induced-estrogen-receptor-alpha-positive-mammary-tumor-cells
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Craig E Barcus, Kathleen A O'Leary, Jennifer L Brockman, Debra E Rugowski, Yuming Liu, Nancy Garcia, Menggang Yu, Patricia J Keely, Kevin W Eliceiri, Linda A Schuler
BACKGROUND: The development and progression of estrogen receptor alpha positive (ERα+) breast cancer has been linked epidemiologically to prolactin. However, activation of the canonical mediator of prolactin, STAT5, is associated with more differentiated cancers and better prognoses. We have reported that density/stiffness of the extracellular matrix potently modulates the repertoire of prolactin signals in human ERα + breast cancer cells in vitro: stiff matrices shift the balance from the Janus kinase (JAK)2/STAT5 cascade toward pro-tumor progressive extracellular regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 signals, driving invasion...
January 19, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103321/derivative-of-extremophilic-50s-ribosomal-protein-l35ae-as-an-alternative-protein-scaffold
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Anna V Lomonosova, Andrei B Ulitin, Alexei S Kazakov, Tajib A Mirzabekov, Eugene A Permyakov, Sergei E Permyakov
Small antibody mimetics, or alternative binding proteins (ABPs), extend and complement antibody functionality with numerous applications in research, diagnostics and therapeutics. Given the superiority of ABPs, the last two decades have witnessed development of dozens of alternative protein scaffolds (APSs) for the design of ABPs. Proteins from extremophiles with their high structural stability are especially favorable for APS design. Here, a 10X mutant of the 50S ribosomal protein L35Ae from hyperthermophilic archaea Pyrococcus horikoshii has been probed as an APS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099443/inhibition-of-human-drug-transporter-activities-by-the-pyrethroid-pesticides-allethrin-and-tetramethrin
#6
Lisa Chedik, Arnaud Bruyere, Marc Le Vee, Bruno Stieger, Claire Denizot, Yannick Parmentier, Sophie Potin, Olivier Fardel
Pyrethroids are widely-used chemical insecticides, to which humans are commonly exposed, and known to alter functional expression of drug metabolizing enzymes. Limited data have additionally suggested that drug transporters, that constitute key-actors of the drug detoxification system, may also be targeted by pyrethroids. The present study was therefore designed to analyze the potential regulatory effects of these pesticides towards activities of main ATP-binding cassette (ABC) and solute carrier (SLC) drug transporters, using transporter-overexpressing cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098260/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-is-capable-of-down-regulating-protein-level-of-host-antiviral-protein-apobec3g
#7
Ruidong Chen, Xue Zhao, Yongxiang Wang, Youhua Xie, Jing Liu
The apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) family proteins bind RNA and single-stranded DNA, and create C-to-U base modifications through cytidine deaminase activity. APOBEC3G restricts human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infection by creating hypermutations in proviral DNA, while HIV-1-encoded vif protein antagonizes such restriction by targeting APOBEC3G for degradation. APOBEC3G also inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV): APOBEC3G co-expression inhibits HBV replication and evidences exist indicating APOBEC3G-mediated HBV hypermutations in patients...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096464/functional-transformation-of-c-reactive-protein-by-hydrogen-peroxide
#8
Sanjay K Singh, Avinash Thirumalai, Asmita Pathak, Donald N Ngwa, Alok Agrawal
C-reactive protein (CRP) is present at sites of inflammation including amyloid plaques, atherosclerotic lesions and arthritic joints. CRP, in its native pentameric structural conformation, binds to cells and molecules which have exposed phosphocholine (PCh) groups. CRP, in its non-native pentameric structural conformation, binds to a variety of deposited, denatured and aggregated proteins, in addition to binding to PCh-containing substances. In this study, we investigated the effects of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a prototypical reactive oxygen species and which is also present at sites of inflammation, on the ligand recognition function of CRP...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094949/how-high-concentrations-of-proteins-stabilize-the-amorphous-state-of-calcium-orthophosphate-a-solid-state-nmr-study-of-the-casein-case
#9
Paulo De Sa Peixoto, Juliana Valle Costa Silva, Guillaume Pierre Laurent, Marc Schmutz, Daniel Thomas, Antoine Bouchoux, Genevieve Gesan-Guiziou
Understanding how proteins stabilize Amorphous Calcium ortho-Phosphate (ACP) phases is of great importance in biology and for pharmaceutical or food applications. Until now, most of the former investigations about ACP-protein stability and equilibrium were performed in conditions where ACP colloidal nanoclusters are surrounded by low to moderate concentrations of peptides or proteins (15-30 g.L-1). As a result, the question of ACP-protein interactions in highly concentrated protein systems has clearly been overlooked, whereas it corresponds to actual industrial conditions such as drying or membrane filtration in the dairy industry for instance...
January 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094036/centriole-remodeling-during-spermiogenesis-in-drosophila
#10
Atul Khire, Kyoung H Jo, Dong Kong, Tara Akhshi, Stephanie Blachon, Anthony R Cekic, Sarah Hynek, Andrew Ha, Jadranka Loncarek, Vito Mennella, Tomer Avidor-Reiss
The first cell of an animal (zygote) requires centrosomes that are assembled from paternally inherited centrioles and maternally inherited pericentriolar material (PCM) [1]. In some animals, sperm centrioles with typical ultrastructure are the origin of the first centrosomes in the zygote [2-4]. In other animals, however, sperm centrioles lose their proteins and are thought to be degenerated and non-functional during spermiogenesis [5, 6]. Here, we show that the two sperm centrioles (the giant centriole [GC] and the proximal centriole-like structure [PCL]) in Drosophila melanogaster are remodeled during spermiogenesis through protein enrichment and ultrastructure modification in parallel to previously described centrosomal reduction [7]...
December 5, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093975/molecular-modeling-and-dynamics-simulation-analysis-of-katnal1-for-identification-of-novel-inhibitor-of-sperm-maturation
#11
Kishore Sarma, Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Sudipta Sankar Bora, Budheswar Dehury, Pratap Parida, Saurav Das, Robin Das, Chandrajit Dohutia, Sangeeta Nath, Bibhas Deb, Mahendra K Modi
Rapid growth of world population is one of the biggest challenges faced by the human race. Hormone based birth control often causes various side effects, as such development of non-hormonal based contraceptives is the need of the hour. A recent study revealed that temporary infertility without changing hormone levels can be attained by inhibiting Katanin p60 ATPase-containing subunit A-like 1 protein (KATNAL1) which is critical in sperm maturation in the testes. This study revealed that, KATNAL1 is a soluble protein retained in the cytoplasm having molecular weight of 55,392 Dalton...
January 16, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093500/cytosolic-thioredoxin-reductase-1-is-required-for-correct-disulfide-formation-in-the-er
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Greg J Poet, Ojore Bv Oka, Marcel van Lith, Zhenbo Cao, Philip J Robinson, Marie Anne Pringle, Elias Sj Arnér, Neil J Bulleid
Folding of proteins entering the secretory pathway in mammalian cells frequently requires the insertion of disulfide bonds. Disulfide insertion can result in covalent linkages found in the native structure as well as those that are not, so-called non-native disulfides. The pathways for disulfide formation are well characterized, but our understanding of how non-native disulfides are reduced so that the correct or native disulfides can form is poor. Here, we use a novel assay to demonstrate that the reduction in non-native disulfides requires NADPH as the ultimate electron donor, and a robust cytosolic thioredoxin system, driven by thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR1 or TXNRD1)...
January 16, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088107/gaas-laser-therapy-reestablishes-the-morphology-of-the-nmj-and-nachrs-after-injury-due-to-bupivacaine
#13
Cristiane Neves Alessi Pissulin, Paula Aiello Tomé de Souza Castro, Flávio Codina, Carina Guidi Pinto, Ivan Jose Vechetti-Junior, Selma Maria Michelin Matheus
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetics are used to relieve pre- and postoperative pain, acting on both sodium channels and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Bupivacaine acts as a non-competitive antagonist and has limitations, such as myotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and inflammation. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and analgesic effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a gallium arsenide laser (GaAs) on the morphology of the NMJ and nAChRs after application of bupivacaine in the sternomastoid muscle...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087614/usefulness-of-ftir-spectroscopy-to-distinguish-rough-and-smooth-variants-of-lactobacillus-farciminis-cncm-i-3699
#14
R Tareb, M Bernardeau, C Amiel, J P Vernoux
In this study, the potential of FTIR spectroscopy for assessing putative biochemical and structural differences between the two variants Rough (R) and Smooth (S) of Lactobacillus farciminis CNCM-I-3699, a pleomorphic strain, was investigated. The main differences observed were localized in the polysaccharide (1200-900 cm(-1)) and protein (1700-1500 cm(-1)) regions. Based on spectral information in these two spectral ranges, clustering resulted in a dendrogram that showed a clear discrimination between both morphotypes...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087495/comparative-analysis-of-variation-and-selection-in-the-hcv-genome
#15
Juan Ángel Patiño-Galindo, Fernando González-Candelas
Genotype 1 of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most prevalent of the variants of this virus. Its two main subtypes, HCV-1a and HCV-1b, are associated to differences in epidemic features and risk groups, despite sharing similar features in most biological properties. We have analyzed the impact of positive selection on the evolution of these variants using complete genome coding regions, and compared the levels of genetic variability and the distribution of positively selected sites. We have also compared the distributions of positively selected and conserved sites considering different factors such as RNA secondary structure, the presence of different epitopes (antibody, CD4 and CD8), and secondary protein structure...
January 10, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087398/interaction-of-mal-de-r%C3%A3-o-cuarto-virus-fijivirus-genus-proteins-and-identification-of-putative-factors-determining-viroplasm-formation-and-decay
#16
Gabriela Llauger, Luis Alejandro de Haro, Victoria Alfonso, Mariana Del Vas
Mal de Río Cuarto virus (MRCV) is a member of the Fijivirus genus, within the Reoviridae family, that replicates and assembles in cytoplasmic inclusion bodies called viroplasms. In this study, we investigated interactions between ten MRCV proteins by yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) assays and identified interactions of non-structural proteins P6/P6, P9-2/P9-2 and P6/P9-1. P9-1 and P6 are the major and minor components of the viroplasms respectively, whereas P9-2 is an N-glycosylated membrane protein of unknown function...
January 10, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081264/the-important-role-of-lipid-raft-mediated-attachment-in-the-infection-of-cultured-cells-by-coronavirus-infectious-bronchitis-virus-beaudette-strain
#17
Huichen Guo, Mei Huang, Quan Yuan, Yanquan Wei, Yuan Gao, Lejiao Mao, Lingjun Gu, Yong Wah Tan, Yanxin Zhong, Dingxiang Liu, Shiqi Sun
Lipid raft is an important element for the cellular entry of some viruses, including coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). However, the exact role of lipid rafts in the cellular membrane during the entry of IBV into host cells is still unknown. In this study, we biochemically fractionated IBV-infected cells via sucrose density gradient centrifugation after depleting plasma membrane cholesterol with methyl-β-cyclodextrin or Mevastatin. Our results demonstrated that unlike IBV non-structural proteins, IBV structural proteins co-localized with lipid raft marker caveolin-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081202/characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-five-mads-box-b-class-genes-related-to-floral-organ-identification-in-tagetes-erecta
#18
Ye Ai, Chunling Zhang, Yalin Sun, Weining Wang, Yanhong He, Manzhu Bao
According to the floral organ development ABC model, B class genes specify petal and stamen identification. In order to study the function of B class genes in flower development of Tagetes erecta, five MADS-box B class genes were identified and their expression and putative functions were studied. Sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analyses indicated that there were one PI-like gene-TePI, two euAP3-like genes-TeAP3-1 and TeAP3-2, and two TM6-like genes-TeTM6-1 and TeTM6-2 in T. erecta. Strong expression levels of these genes were detected in stamens of the disk florets, but little or no expression was detected in bracts, receptacles or vegetative organs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078757/lamellar-events-related-to-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-signaling-in-two-models-relevant-to-endocrinopathic-laminitis
#19
H E Lane, T A Burns, O C Hegedus, M R Watts, P S Weber, K A Woltman, R J Geor, L J McCutcheon, S C Eades, L E Mathes, J K Belknap
BACKGROUND: Insulin dysregulation, obesity, and exposure to high-non structural carbohydrate (NSC) forage are risk factors for equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)-associated laminitis (EMSAL); high systemic insulin concentrations in EMSAL are proposed to induce cellular dysregulation in the digital lamellae through activation of the IGF-1 receptor. OBJECTIVES: To use a dietary challenge model (DCM) and a euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp (EHC) model to assess lamellar growth factor-related signaling...
January 11, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078708/blood-vessel-formation-during-tail-regeneration-in-the-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius-the-blastema-is-not-avascular
#20
Samantha L Payne, Hanna M Peacock, Matthew K Vickaryous
Unique among amniotes, many lizards are able to self-detach (autotomize) their tail and then regenerate a replacement. Tail regeneration involves the formation of a blastema, an accumulation of proliferating cells at the site of autotomy. Over time, cells of the blastema give rise to most of the tissues in the replacement tail. In non-amniotes capable of regenerating (such as urodeles and some teleost fish), the blastema is reported to be essentially avascular until tissue differentiation takes place. For tail regenerating lizards less is known...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
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