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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230506/the-isoprenoid-end-product-n6-isopentenyladenosine-reduces-inflammatory-response-through-the-inhibition-of-the-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-stat3-pathways-in-cystic-fibrosis-cells
#1
Antonietta Santoro, Elena Ciaglia, Vanessa Nicolin, Alessandra Pescatore, Lucia Prota, Mario Capunzo, Matilde V Ursini, Stefania L Nori, Maurizio Bifulco
OBJECTIVE: N6-isopentenyladenosine (iPA) is an intermediate of the mevalonate pathway that exhibits various anti-cancer effects. However, studies on its anti-inflammatory activity are scarce and underlying molecular mechanisms are unknown. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the ability of iPA to exert anti-inflammatory effects in the human cystic fibrosis (CF) cell model of exacerbated inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TNFα-stimulated CF cells CuFi-1 and its normal counterpart NuLi-1 were pre-treated with increasing concentrations of iPA and cell viability and proliferation were assessed by MTT and BrdU assays...
December 11, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228272/an-investigation-into-the-possible-regulation-of-the-expression-of-genes-by-yapa-in-talaromyces-marneffei-using-the-qrt-pcr-method
#2
Wiyada Dankai, Monsicha Pongpom, Nongnuch Vanittanakom
The pathogenic dimorphic fungus Talaromyces marneffei is known to cause a fatal systemic mycosis in immunocompromised patients, especially in HIV patients in Southeast Asia. The basic leucine-zipper (bZip) transcription factor gene, yapA, has been identified in T. marneffei. A prior study described that yapA was involved in the oxidative and nitrosative stress response in T. marneffei. Interestingly, an essential role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yap1p in the oxidative stress response is the activation of the transcription of its target genes...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222842/kinetic-characterisation-of-wild-type-and-mutant-human-thioredoxin-glutathione-reductase-defines-its-reaction-and-regulatory-mechanisms
#3
Christina Brandstaedter, Karin Fritz-Wolf, Stine Weder, Marina Fischer, Beate Hecker, Stefan Rahlfs, Katja Becker
In most cells the thioredoxin (Trx) and glutathione systems are essentially involved in maintaining redox homeostasis. The selenoprotein thioredoxin glutathione reductase (TGR) is a hybrid enzyme in which a glutaredoxin (Grx) domain is linked to a thioredoxin reductase (TrxR). Notably, the protein is also capable of reducing glutathione disulfide (GSSG) thus representing an important link between the two redox systems. In this study, we recombinantly produced human TGR (hTGR wild type) by fusing its open reading frame with a bacterial SECIS element and co-expressing the construct in E...
December 8, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221187/selection-and-characterization-of-a-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-resistant-to-auranofin
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Ida Landini, Andrea Lapucci, Alessandro Pratesi, Lara Massai, Cristina Napoli, Gabriele Perrone, Pamela Pinzani, Luigi Messori, Enrico Mini, Stefania Nobili
The anti-arthritic drug auranofin exerts also potent antitumour activity in in vitro and in vivo models, whose mechanisms are not yet well defined. From an auranofin-sensitive human ovarian cancer cell line A2780, a highly resistant (>20-fold) subline (A2780/AF-R) was developed and characterized. Marked reduction of gold accumulation occurred in auranofin-resistant A2780 cells. Also, moderately higher thioredoxin reductase activity in A2780/AF-R cells was observed while no changes in intracellular glutathione content occurred...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216817/characterization-of-sulfhydryl-oxidase-from-aspergillus-tubingensis
#5
Outi Nivala, Greta Faccio, Mikko Arvas, Perttu Permi, Johanna Buchert, Kristiina Kruus, Maija-Liisa Mattinen
BACKGROUND: Despite of the presence of sulfhydryl oxidases (SOXs) in the secretomes of industrially relevant organisms and their many potential applications, only few of these enzymes have been biochemically characterized. In addition, basic functions of most of the SOX enzymes reported so far are not fully understood. In particular, the physiological role of secreted fungal SOXs is unclear. RESULTS: The recently identified SOX from Aspergillus tubingensis (AtSOX) was produced, purified and characterized in the present work...
December 8, 2017: BMC Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216561/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-an-anthraquinone-derivative-conjugated-to-myelin-basic-protein-immunodominant-mbp85-99-epitope-towards-selective-immunosuppression
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Anthi Tapeinou, Efstathia Giannopoulou, Carmen Simal, Bjarke E Hansen, Haralabos Kalofonos, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Alexios Vlamis-Gardikas, Theodore Tselios
Anthraquinone type compounds, especially di-substituted amino alkylamino anthraquinones have been widely studied as immunosuppressants. The anthraquinone ring is part of mitoxandrone that has been used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and several types of tumors. A desired approach for the treatment of MS would be the immunosuppression and elimination of specific T cells that are responsible for the induction of the disease. Herein, the development of a peptide compound bearing an anthraquinone derivative with the potential to specifically destroy the encephalitogenic T cells responsible for the onset of MS is described...
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194485/self-protection-of-cytosolic-malate-dehydrogenase-against-oxidative-stress-in-arabidopsis
#7
Jingjing Huang, Adnan Khan Niazi, David Young, Leonardo Astolfi Rosado, Didier Vertommen, Nandita Bodra, Mohamed Ragab Abdelgawwad, Florence Vignols, Bo Wei, Khadija Wahni, Talaat Bashandy, Laetitia Bariat, Frank Van Breusegem, Joris Messens, Jean-Philippe Reichheld
Plant malate dehydrogenase (MDH) isoforms are found in different cell compartments and function in key metabolic pathways. It is well known that the chloroplastic NADP-dependent MDH activities are strictly redox regulated and controlled by light. However, redox dependence of other NAD-dependent MDH isoforms have been less studied. Here, we show by in vitro biochemical characterization that the major cytosolic MDH isoform (cytMDH1) is sensitive to H2O2 through sulfur oxidation of cysteines and methionines. CytMDH1 oxidation affects the kinetics, secondary structure, and thermodynamic stability of cytMDH1...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194002/auranofin-a-thioredoxin-reductase-inhibitor-causes-platelet-death-through-calcium-overload
#8
Matthew T Harper
Platelets are central to normal hemostasis and must be tightly controlled to prevent thrombosis. However, drug treatments that also affect platelets could lead to unwanted side effects on hemostasis or thrombosis. In this study, the effect of auranofin on platelets was tested. Auranofin, a gold-based thioredoxin reductase (TRXR) inhibitor, has been previously used in arthritis. Recently, auranofin and other inhibitors of the thioredoxin system have been proposed as novel anti-cancer therapies. TRXR is an important part of the antioxidant defenses in many cells that maintain intracellular proteins in their reduced state...
December 1, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184072/adrenomedullin-protects-leydig-cells-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-reaction-via-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathways
#9
Wei Hu, Lei Shi, Ming-Yong Li, Pang-Hu Zhou, Bo Qiu, Ke Yin, Hui-Hui Zhang, Yong Gao, Ran Kang, Song-Lin Qin, Jin-Zhuo Ning, Wei Wang, Li-Jun Zhang
This study aimed to explore the possible benefits of adrenomedullin (ADM) in preventing oxidative stress and inflammation by using an in vitro primary culture model of rat Leydig cells exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Cell proliferation was detected through CCK-8 and BrdU incorporation assays. ROS were determined with a DCFDA kit, and cytokine concentrations were measured with ELISA assay kits. Protein production was examined by immunohistochemical staining and Western blot, and gene expression was observed through RT-qPCR...
November 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182243/targeting-the-thioredoxin-reductase-thioredoxin-system-from-staphylococcus-aureus-by-silver-ions
#10
Xiangwen Liao, Fang Yang, Hongyan Li, Pui-Kin So, Zhongping Yao, Wei Xia, Hongzhe Sun
The thioredoxin system, which is composed of NADPH, thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), and thioredoxin (Trx), is one of the major disulfide reductase systems used by bacteria against oxidative stress. In particular, this reductase system is crucial for the survival of the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which lacks a natural glutathione/glutaredoxin (Grx) system. Although silver ions and silver-containing materials have been used as antibacterial agents for centuries, the antibacterial mechanism of silver is not well-understood...
November 28, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168872/organoselenium-compounds-as-mimics-of-selenoproteins-and-thiol-modifier-agents
#11
REVIEW
Nilda V Barbosa, Cristina W Nogueira, Pablo A Nogara, Andreza F de Bem, Michael Aschner, João B T Rocha
Selenium is an essential trace element for animals and its role in the chemistry of life relies on a unique functional group: the selenol (-SeH) group. The selenol group participates in critical redox reactions. The antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) exemplify important selenoproteins. The selenol group shares several chemical properties with the thiol group (-SH), but it is much more reactive than the sulfur analogue. The substitution of S by Se has been exploited in organic synthesis for a long time, but in the last 4 decades the re-discovery of ebselen (2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one) and the demonstration that it has antioxidant and therapeutic properties has renovated interest in the field...
November 23, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156095/multiple-role-of-3-mercaptopyruvate-sulfurtransferase-antioxidative-function-h2-s-and-polysulfide-production-and-possible-sox-production
#12
REVIEW
Noriyuki Nagahara
Rat 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MST, [EC 2.8.1.2]) is a 32,808-Da simple protein. Cys(247) is a catalytic site, and Cys(154) and Cys(263) are on the enzyme surface. MST is found in all tissues, particularly in the kidneys, although activity localization differs in each tissue. In this review, four functions of MST are reviewed. 1) Antioxidative function: Cys(247) is redox-sensitive and serves as a redox-sensing switch. It is oxidized to cysteine sulfenate, which has a low redox potential, upon which the enzyme is inactivated...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151958/santamarine-inhibits-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-and-stat3-activation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-hepg2-liver-cancer-cells-via-oxidative-stress
#13
Tahir Mehmood, Amara Maryam, Xiangge Tian, Muhammad Khan, Tonghui Ma
Sesquiterpene lactones have long been used in traditional Chinese medicines to treat inflammatory diseases. Recently, sesquiterpene lactone family compounds have been recognized as potential anticancer agents. Thus, it is necessary to explore new sesquiterpene lactones and their antitumor mechanism for cancer treatments. In the present study, we have explored the potential anti-cancer activity of a novel sesquiterpene lactone compound "santamarine" (STM) in HepG2 cells. It inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis dose-dependently with IC50 ~ 70 μM...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150497/low-molecular-weight-thiols-and-thioredoxins-are-important-players-in-hg-ii-resistance-in-thermus-thermophilus-hb27
#14
J Norambuena, Y Wang, T Hanson, J M Boyd, T Barkay
Mercury (Hg), one of the most toxic and widely distributed heavy metals, has a high affinity for thiol groups. Thiol groups reduce and sequester Hg. Therefore, low molecular weight and protein thiols may be important cell components used in Hg resistance. To date, the role of low molecular weight thiols in Hg-detoxification remains understudied. The mercury resistance (mer) operon of Thermus thermophilus suggests an evolutionary link between Hg(II) resistance and low molecular weight thiol metabolism. This mer operon encodes for an enzyme involved in methionine biosynthesis, Oah...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150332/organic-arsenicals-target-thioredoxin-reductase-followed-by-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-resulting-in-apoptosis
#15
Xiao-Yang Fan, Yu-Jiao Liu, Kai Chen, Feng-Lei Jiang, Yan-Jun Hu, Dan Liu, Yi Liu, Yu-Shu Ge
Considering the vital role of cellular redox state, more and more researches focus on the design of drugs targeting thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), an important enzyme in maintaining the balance of cellular redox. Here two organic arsenicals, 2-(((4-(1,3,2-dithiarsinan-2-yl) phenyl) imino) methyl) phenol (PIM-PAO-PDT) and N-(4-(1,3,2-dithiarsinan-2-yl) phenyl)-2-hydroxybenzamide (PAM-PAO-PDT), bearing the S-As-S chemical scaffold and different linking groups have been synthesized, and both of them show the better inhibitory activity and selectivity towards HL-60 cells...
May 6, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142221/biogenic-selenium-and-its-hepatoprotective-activity
#16
Baozhen Li, Dan Li, Weixin Jing, Jinhua Fan, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Shao-Chin Lee, Lan Wang
Elemental selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) have multiple biological activities. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of biogenic SeNPs (BioSeNPs) on CCl4-induced liver damage in mice. The results showed that: (i) when compared to sodium selenite (SS), BioSeNPs has a similar tissue distribution after intragastrical administration to mice; (ii) BioSeNPs and SS showed comparable efficacy in increasing the activities of glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase in liver cell lines, mice blood and liver; (iii) pretreatment with BioSeNPs inhibiting the elevation of activities of various enzymes significantly which included aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase and liver lipid peroxide (p < 0...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138681/cell-signaling-with-extracellular-thioredoxin-and-thioredoxin-like-proteins-insight-into-their-mechanisms-of-action
#17
REVIEW
Thierry Léveillard, Najate Aït-Ali
Thioredoxins are small thiol-oxidoreductase enzymes that control cellular redox homeostasis. Paradoxically, human thioredoxin (TXN1) was first identified as the adult T cell leukemia-derived factor (ADF), a secreted protein. ADF has been implicated in a wide variety of cell-to-cell communication systems acting as a cytokine or a chemokine. TRX80 is a truncated TXN1 protein with cytokine activity. The unconventional secretion mechanism of these extracellular thioredoxins is unknown. The thioredoxin system is relying on glucose metabolism through the pentose phosphate pathway that provides reducing power in the form of NADPH, the cofactor of thioredoxin reductase (TXNRD)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133410/unprecedented-pathway-of-reducing-equivalents-in-a-diflavin-linked-disulfide-oxidoreductase
#18
Rubén M Buey, Juan B Arellano, Luis López-Maury, Sergio Galindo-Trigo, Adrián Velázquez-Campoy, José L Revuelta, José M de Pereda, Francisco J Florencio, Peter Schürmann, Bob B Buchanan, Monica Balsera
Flavoproteins participate in a wide variety of physiologically relevant processes that typically involve redox reactions. Within this protein superfamily, there exists a group that is able to transfer reducing equivalents from FAD to a redox-active disulfide bridge, which further reduces disulfide bridges in target proteins to regulate their structure and function. We have identified a previously undescribed type of flavin enzyme that is exclusive to oxygenic photosynthetic prokaryotes and that is based on the primary sequence that had been assigned as an NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductase (NTR)...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125948/effects-of-cytotoxic-cis-and-trans-diammine-monochlorido-platinum-ii-complexes-on-selenium-dependent-redox-enzymes-and-dna
#19
Heidi Lemmerhirt, Steven Behnisch, Anja Bodtke, Christopher H Lillig, Lucia Pazderova, Jana Kasparkova, Viktor Brabec, Patrick J Bednarski
Here we present the preparation of 14 pairs of cis- and trans-diammine monochlorido platinum(II) complexes, coordinated to heterocycles (i.e., imidazole, 2-methylimidazole and pyrazole) and linked to various acylhydrazones, which were designed as potential inhibitors of the selenium-dependent enzymes glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPx-1) and thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR-1). However, no inhibition of bovine GPx-1 and only weak inhibition of murine TrxR-1 was observed in in vitro assays. Nonetheless, the cis configured diammine monochlorido Pt(II) complexes exhibited cytotoxic and apoptotic properties on various human cancer cell lines, whereas the trans configured complexes generally showed weaker potency with a few exceptions...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124976/rethinking-mercury-the-role-of-selenium-in-the-pathophysiology-of-mercury-toxicity
#20
Henry A Spiller
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiological target of mercury is in fact selenium, rather than the covalent binding of mercury to sulfur in the body's ubiquitous sulfhydryl groups. The role of selenium in mercury poisoning is multifaceted, bidirectional, and central to understanding the target organ toxicity of mercury. METHODS: An initial search was performed using Medline/PubMed, Toxline, Google Scholar, and Google for published work on mercury and selenium...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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