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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350474/detachment-of-membrane-bound-virions-by-competitive-ligand-binding-induced-receptor-depletion
#1
Nagma Parveen, Stephan Block, Vladimir P Zhdanov, Gustaf E Rydell, Fredrik Höök
Multivalent receptor-mediated interactions between virions and a lipid membrane can be weakened using competitive non-pathogenic ligand binding. In particular, the subsequent binding of such ligands can induce detachment of bound virions, a phenomena of crucial relevance for the development of new antiviral drugs. Focusing on the simian virus 40 (SV40) and recombinant cholera toxin B subunit (rCTB), and using (monosialotetrahexosyl)ganglioside (GM1) as their common receptor in a supported lipid bilayer (SLB), we present the first detailed investigation of this phenomenon by employing the quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy assisted 2D single particle tracking (SPT) techniques...
March 28, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341090/transient-isolated-lower-bulbar-palsy-with-elevated-serum-anti-gm1-and-anti-gd1b-antibodies-during-aripiprazole-treatment
#2
Tae Hwan Han, Do Yeon Kim, Dong Woo Park, Jin-Hwa Moon
BACKGROUND: Transient bulbar palsy without involvement of the facial or extraocular muscles is a rare presentation. It is considered a form of cranial polyneuropathy, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome that is related to the autoimmune mechanisms induced by preceding infections or vaccinations. However, drug-induced cranial polyneuropathy has not previously been reported. We describe a boy with isolated bulbar palsy and positive serum antiganglioside antibodies during aripiprazole treatment...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324651/line-activity-of-ganglioside-gm1-regulates-raft-size-distribution-in-a-cholesterol-dependent-manner
#3
Timur R Galimzyanov, Anna S Lyushnyak, Veronika V Aleksandrova, Liudmila A Shilova, Ilya I Mikhalyov, Irina M Molotkovskaya, Sergey A Akimov, Oleg V Batishchev
Liquid-ordered lipid domains, also called rafts, are assumed to be important players in different cellular processes, mainly signal transduction and membrane trafficking. They are thicker than the disordered part of the membrane and are thought to form for compensating the hydrophobic mismatch between transmembrane proteins and lipid environment. Despite the existence of such structures in vivo is still an open question, they are observed in model systems of multicomponent lipid bilayers. Moreover, the predictions obtained from model experiments allow explaining different physiological processes possibly involving rafts...
March 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319682/n-substituted-5-amino-1-hydroxymethyl-cyclopentanetriols-a-new-family-of-activity-promotors-for-a-gm1-gangliosidosis-related-human-lysosomal-%C3%AE-galactosidase-mutant
#4
Michael Schalli, Christina Tysoe, Roland Fischer, Bettina M Pabst, Martin Thonhofer, Eduard Paschke, Tanja Rappitsch, Arnold E Stütz, Marion Tschernutter, Werner Windischhofer, Stephen G Withers
From 1,2;3,4-di-O-isopropylidene-α-D-galactopyranose, a series of highly functionalized (hydroxymethyl)cyclopentanes was easily available. In line with reports by Reymond and Jäger on similar structures, these amine containing basic carbasugars are potent inhibitors of β-D-galactosidases and, for the first time, could be shown to act as pharmacological chaperones for GM1-gangliosidosis-associated lysosomal acid β-galactosidase mutant R201C, thus representing a new structural type of pharmacological chaperones for this lysosomal storage disease...
March 11, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302328/experimental-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-mediated-rhino-sinusitis-in-mink
#5
S Kirkeby, A S Hammer, N Høiby, C M Salomonsen
OBJECTIVES: The nasal and sinus cavities in children may serve as reservoirs for microorganisms that cause recurrent and chronic lung infections. This study evaluates whether the mink can be used as an animal model for studying Pseudomonas aeruginosa mediated rhino-sinusitis since there is no suitable traditional animal model for this disease. METHODS: Nasal tissue samples from infected and control mink were fixed in formalin, demineralized, and embedded in paraffin...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288768/economic-modelling-of-grazing-management-against-gastrointestinal-nematodes-in-dairy-cattle
#6
M van der Voort, J Van Meensel, L Lauwers, M H A de Haan, A G Evers, G Van Huylenbroeck, J Charlier
Grazing management (GM) interventions, such as reducing the grazing time or mowing pasture before grazing, have been proposed to limit the exposure to gastrointestinal (GI) nematode infections in grazed livestock. However, the farm-level economic effects of these interventions have not yet been assessed. In this paper, the economic effects of three GM interventions in adult dairy cattle were modelled for a set of Flemish farms: later turnout on pasture (GM1), earlier housing near the end of the grazing season (GM2), and reducing the daily grazing time (GM3)...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288345/a-morita-baylis-hillman-based-route-to-c-5a-chain-extended-4-epi-isofagomine-type-glycosidase-inhibitors
#7
René Lebl, Martin Thonhofer, Christina Tysoe, Bettina M Pabst, Michael Schalli, Patrick Weber, Eduard Paschke, Arnold E Stütz, Marion Tschernutter, Werner Windischhofer, Stephen G Withers
By Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction of 2,3-O-isopropylidene-D-glyceraldehyde with α,β-unsaturated carbonyl as well as hetero analogous carbonyl compounds such as acrylonitrile, suitable precursors of isofagomine and of 4-epi-isofagomine are available. Elaboration of the structures by amine introduction, followed by intramolecular ring closure and subsequent hydroboration of the double bond provides 4-epi-isofagomine derivatives featuring chain extensions at C-5a which are determined by the structures of the carbonyl compounds employed...
March 6, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286532/efficacy-of-juzentaihoto-for-tumor-immunotherapy-in-b16-melanoma-metastasis-model
#8
Shintaro Ishikawa, Takako Ishikawa, Chiaki Tezuka, Kazuhito Asano, Masataka Sunagawa, Tadashi Hisamitsu
Introduction. Medical care for Japanese cancer patients includes Western and Kampo medicines, and treatments with juzentaihoto (JTT) reportedly prevent cancer metastasis and recurrence. In this study, we examined the effects of JTT on natural killer (NK) cell activity and metastasis in combined treatments with anti-PD-1 antibody in a mouse model of melanoma metastasis. Methods. C57BL/6 male mice were intravenously injected with B16 melanoma cells (B16 cell) and were given chow containing 3% JTT. In subsequent in vivo experiments, we assessed serum cytokine levels and tumor colony formation in the lungs...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286312/aberrant-ganglioside-composition-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-and-peritumoral-tissue-a-mass-spectrometry-characterization
#9
Dragana Fabris, Marko Rožman, Tomislav Sajko, Željka Vukelić
Tumor cells are characterized by aberrant glycosylation of the cell surface glycoconjugates. Gangliosides are sialylated glycosphingolipids highly abundant in neural tissue and considered as tumor markers and therapeutic targets. In this study, a detailed characterization of native ganglioside mixtures from glioblastoma multiforme, corresponding peritumoral tissue and healthy human brain was performed using mass spectrometry and high performance thin layer chromatography in order to elucidate their roles as tumor-associated antigens...
March 9, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259232/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#10
REVIEW
Eelco F M Wijdicks, Christopher J Klein
Guillain-Barré syndrome is an acute inflammatory immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy presenting typically with tingling, progressive weakness, and pain. Variants and formes frustes may complicate recognition. The best known variant is the sensory ataxic form of Miller Fisher syndrome, which also affects the oculomotor nerves and the brain stem. Divergent pathologic mechanisms lead to demyelinating, axonal, or mixed demyelinating-axonal damage. In the demyelinating form, yet to be identified antigens are inferred by complement activation, myelin destruction, and macrophage-activated cleanup...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243889/-1-h-13-c-15-n-backbone-assignment-of-the-human-heat-labile-enterotoxin-b-pentamer-and-chemical-shift-mapping-of-neolactotetraose-binding
#11
Daniel Hatlem, Julie E Heggelund, Daniel Burschowsky, Ute Krengel, Per E Kristiansen
The major virulence factor of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli is the heat-labile enterotoxin (LT), an AB5 toxin closely related to the cholera toxin. LT consists of six subunits, the catalytically active A-subunit and five B-subunits arranged as a pentameric ring (LTB), which enable the toxin to bind to the epithelial cells in the intestinal lumen. LTB has two recognized binding sites; the primary binding site is responsible for anchoring the toxin to its main receptor, the GM1-ganglioside, while the secondary binding site recognizes blood group antigens...
February 27, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241054/manchette-acrosome-disorders-during-spermiogenesis-and-low-efficiency-of-seminiferous-tubules-in-hypercholesterolemic-rabbit-model
#12
Layla Simón, Abi K Funes, Martín A Yapur, María E Cabrillana, María A Monclus, Paola V Boarelli, Amanda E Vincenti, Tania E Saez Lancellotti, Miguel W Fornés
Hypercholesterolemia is a marker for several adult chronic diseases. Recently we demonstrated that sub/infertility is also associated to Hypercholesterolemia in rabbits. Seminal alterations included: abnormal sperm morphology, decreased sperm number and declined percentage of motile sperm, among others. In this work, our objective was to evaluate the effects of hypercholesterolemia on testicular efficiency and spermiogenesis, as the latter are directly related to sperm number and morphology respectively. Tubular efficiency was determined by comparing total number of spermatogenic cells with each cell type within the proliferation/differentiation compartments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239983/targeted-deletion-of-gd3-synthase-protects-against-mptp-induced-neurodegeneration
#13
Yada Akkhawattanangkul, Panchanan Maiti, Yi Xue, Dipendra Aryal, William C Wetsel, David Hamilton, Stephen C Fowler, Michael P McDonald
Parkinson's disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative condition for which there is no cure. Converging evidence implicates gangliosides in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, suggesting a potential new class of therapeutic targets. We have shown that interventions that simultaneously increase the neuroprotective GM1 ganglioside and decrease the pro-apoptotic GD3 ganglioside-such as inhibition of GD3 synthase (GD3S) or administration of sialidase-are neuroprotective in vitro and in a number of preclinical models...
February 27, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236574/novel-biomarkers-of-human-gm1-gangliosidosis-reflect-the-clinical-efficacy-of-gene-therapy-in-a-feline-model
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Heather L Gray-Edwards, Debra S Regier, Jamie L Shirley, Ashley N Randle, Nouha Salibi, Sarah E Thomas, Yvonne L Latour, Jean Johnston, Gretchen Golas, Annie S Maguire, Amanda R Taylor, Donald C Sorjonen, Victoria J McCurdy, Peter W Christopherson, Allison M Bradbury, Ronald J Beyers, Aime K Johnson, Brandon L Brunson, Nancy R Cox, Henry J Baker, Thomas S Denney, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Cynthia J Tifft, Douglas R Martin
GM1 gangliosidosis is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects individuals of all ages. Favorable outcomes using adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapy in GM1 mice and cats have prompted consideration of human clinical trials, yet there remains a paucity of objective biomarkers to track disease status. We developed a panel of biomarkers using blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), electrodiagnostics, 7 T MRI, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in GM1 cats-either untreated or AAV treated for more than 5 years-and compared them to markers in human GM1 patients where possible...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223130/antitumor-and-antimetastatic-activities-of-rhamnogalacturonan-ii-type-polysaccharide-isolated-from-mature-leaves-of-green-tea-via-activation-of-macrophages-and-natural-killer-cells
#15
Hye-Ryung Park, Dahyun Hwang, Hyung-Joo Suh, Kwang-Won Yu, Tae Young Kim, Kwang-Soon Shin
To investigate the antitumor and antimetastatic polysaccharide from the mature leaves of green tea, GTE-II was purified using size exclusion chromatography. GTE-II consisted of 15 different sugars including rarely observed sugars such as 2-O-methyl-fucose, 2-O-methyl-xylose, apiose, aceric acid, 3-deoxy-d-manno-2-octulosonic acid, and 3-deoxy-d-lyxo-2-heptulosaric acid, which were characteristics of pectic polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan-II. Treatment of peritoneal macrophages with GTE-II not only increased interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-12 production, but also had significantly increased tumoricidal activity against Yac-1 tumor cells than those obtained from untreated mice...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192199/viral-hemorrhagic-septicemia-virus-glycoprotein-production-in-tobacco
#16
Nguyen-Quang-Duc Tien, Tae-Jung Kim, Tae-Geum Kim
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) causes mortality in numerous marine and freshwater fish species resulting in heavy losses in fish farming. The glycoprotein gene of VHSV was fused with the cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) and expressed transiently in leaf tissues of Nicotiana benthamiana via the agroinfiltration method. The glycoprotein gene was divided into two parts to improve assembly of CTB fusion proteins (CTB-VHSV99-235 and CTB-VHSV258-417). Production of CTB fusion proteins was confirmed in the agroinfiltrated leaf tissue by western blot analysis...
February 9, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179425/structural-insights-into-the-broad-substrate-specificity-of-a-novel-endo-glycoceramidase-i-belonging-to-a-new-subfamily-of-gh5-glycosidase
#17
Yun-Bin Han, Liu-Qing Chen, Zhuo Li, Yu-Meng Tan, Yan Feng, Guang-Yu Yang
Endoglycoceramidases (EGCases) specifically hydrolyze the glycosidic linkage between the oligosaccharide and the ceramide moieties of various glycosphingolipids, and they have received substantial attention in the emerging field of glycosphingolipidology. However, the mechanism regulating the strict substrate specificity of these GH5 glycosidases has not been identified. In this study, we report a novel EGCase I from Rhodococcus equi 103S (103S_EGCase I) with remarkably broad substrate specificity. Based on phylogenetic analyses, the enzyme may represent a new subfamily of GH5 glycosidases...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160289/melanopsin-expressing-human-retinal-ganglion-cells-subtypes-distribution-and-intraretinal-connectivity
#18
Jens Hannibal, Anders Tolstrup Christiansen, Steffen Heegaard, Jan Fahrenkrug, Jens Folke Kiilgaard
Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) expressing the photopigment melanopsin belong to a heterogenic population of RGCs which regulate the circadian clock, masking behavior, melatonin suppression, the pupillary light reflex and sleep/wake cycles. The different functions seem to be associated to different subtypes of melanopsin cells. In rodents, subtype classification has associated subtypes to function. In primate and human retina such classification has so far, not been applied. In the present study using antibodies against N- and C-terminal parts of human melanopsin, confocal microscopy and 3D reconstruction of melanopsin immunoreactive (-ir) RGCs, we applied the criteria used in mouse on human melanopsin-ir RGCs...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143757/long-chain-gm1-gangliosides-alter-transmembrane-domain-registration-through-interdigitation
#19
Moutusi Manna, Matti Javanainen, Hector Martinez-Seara Monne, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Tomasz Rog, Ilpo Vattulainen
Extracellular and cytosolic leaflets in cellular membranes are distinctly different in lipid composition, yet they contribute together to signaling across the membranes. Here we consider a mechanism based on long-chain gangliosides for coupling the extracellular and cytosolic membrane leaflets together. Based on atomistic molecular dynamics simulations, we find that long-chain GM1 in the extracellular leaflet exhibits a strong tendency to protrude into the opposing bilayer leaflet. This interdigitation modulates the order in the cytosolic monolayer and thereby strengthens the interaction and coupling across a membrane...
January 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124591/brain-gangliosides-in-alzheimer-s-disease-increased-expression-of-cholinergic-neuron-specific-gangliosides
#20
Yuki Fukami, Toshio Ariga, Mitsunori Yamada, Nobuhiro Yuki
BACKGROUND: Gangliosides are enriched in the neuronal membranes. Gangliosides are shown to interact with amyloid-β proteins, leading to formation of amyloid fibrils in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains. Several earlier studies indicated that the alterations of ganglioside metabolism could contribute the pathogenesis of AD. METHODS: Gangliosides were isolated from the frontal lobes in five patients with AD and three control subjects. Gangliosides were assessed by high performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) with resorcinol staining and immunostaining using mouse monoclonal antibodies against cholinergic neuron-specific (Chol-1α) gangliosides...
January 16, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
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