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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927461/additional-sex-combs-interacts-with-enhancer-of-zeste-and-trithorax-and-modulates-levels-of-trimethylation-on-histone-h3k4-and-h3k27-during-transcription-of-hsp70
#1
Taosui Li, Jacob W Hodgson, Svetlana Petruk, Alexander Mazo, Hugh W Brock
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of cell fate determination requires the Polycomb group for repression; the trithorax group for gene activation; and the enhancer of trithorax and Polycomb (ETP) group for both repression and activation. Additional sex combs (Asx) is a genetically identified ETP for the Hox loci, but the molecular basis of its dual function is unclear. RESULTS: We show that in vitro, Asx binds directly to the SET domains of the histone methyltransferases (HMT) enhancer of zeste [E(z)] (H3K27me3) and Trx (H3K4me3) through a bipartite interaction site separated by 846 amino acid residues...
September 19, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914755/thioredoxin-2-offers-protection-against-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-h9c2-cells-and-against-myocardial-hypertrophy-induced-by-hyperglycemia
#2
Hong Li, Changqing Xu, Quanfeng Li, Xiuxiang Gao, Erkio Sugano, Hiroshi Tomita, Liming Yang, Sa Shi
Mitochondrial oxidative stress is thought to be a key contributor towards the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Thioredoxin 2 (Trx2) is a mitochondrial antioxidant that, along with Trx reductase 2 (TrxR2) and peroxiredoxin 3 (Prx3), scavenges H₂O₂ and offers protection against oxidative stress. Our previous study showed that TrxR inhibitors resulted in Trx2 oxidation and increased ROS emission from mitochondria. In the present study, we observed that TrxR inhibition also impaired the contractile function of isolated heart...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904641/histone-code-and-long-non-coding-rnas-lncrnas-aberrations-in-lung-cancer-implications-in-the-therapy-response
#3
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Abril Marcela Herrera-Solorio, Leonel Armas-López, Oscar Arrieta, Joaquín Zúñiga, Patricia Piña-Sánchez, Federico Ávila-Moreno
Respiratory diseases hold several genome, epigenome, and transcriptional aberrations as a cause of the accumulated damage promoted by, among others, environmental risk factors. Such aberrations can also come about as an adaptive response when faced with therapeutic oncological drugs. In epigenetic terms, aberrations in DNA methylation patterns, histone code marks balance, and/or chromatin-remodeling complexes recruitment, among Polycomb Repressive Complex-2 (PRC2) versus Trithorax (TRX) Activator Complex, have been proposed to be affected by several previously characterized functional long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904252/functional-comparison-of-methionine-sulphoxide-reductase-a-and-b-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#4
Meiru Si, Yanyan Feng, Keqi Chen, Yiwen Kang, Can Chen, Yao Wang, Xihui Shen
Methionine sulphoxide reductases (Msr) are able to reduce methionine sulfoxide to methionine and protect bacteria against reactive oxygen species (ROS). Many organisms express both methionine sulphoxide reductase A (MsrA), specific for methionine-S-sulfoxide and methionine sulphoxide reductase B (MsrB), active against methionine-R-sulfoxide. Corynebacterium glutamicum expresses MsrA, the function of which has been well defined; however, the function of MsrB has not been studied. Whether MsrB and MsrA play an equally important role in the antioxidant process is also poorly understood...
September 12, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903783/the-purification-of-reduced-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-showed-its-native-activity-in-vitro
#5
Saijun Zhou, Ming Lu, Jiantong Zhao, Shuaihui Liu, Xin Li, Rui Zhang, Hongyan Liu, Pei Yu
BACKGROUND: New evidence has shown that reduced β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) has anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory activity. However, the details are still poorly understood. This study aims to prepare stable reduced β2GPI with its native bioactivity in vitro. METHODS: Human β2GPI was purified from plasma first with perchloric acid precipitation and then purified with a series of chromatography methods including Sephadex G-25 desalting, SP HP, AF-heparin HC-650 M, and Sephacryl S-200...
September 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884159/a-reexamination-of-thioredoxin-reductase-from-thermoplasma-acidophilum-a-thermoacidophilic-euryarchaeon-identifies-it-as-an-nadh-dependent-enzyme
#6
Dwi Susanti, Usha Loganathan, Austin Compton, Biswarup Mukhopadhyay
Flavin-containing Trx reductase (TrxR) of Thermoplasma acidophilum (Ta), a thermoacidophilic facultative anaerobic archaeon, lacks the structural features for the binding of 2'-phosphate of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), and this feature has justified the observed lack of activity with NADPH; NADH has also been reported to be ineffective. Our recent phylogenetic analysis identified Ta-TrxR as closely related to the NADH-dependent enzymes of Thermotoga maritima and Desulfovibrio vulgaris, both being anaerobic bacteria...
August 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871193/estradiol-regulates-txnip-and-prevents-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-vascular-injury
#7
Xiao Fei Lan, Xiu Juan Zhang, Ying Ni Lin, Qiong Wang, Hua Jun Xu, Li Na Zhou, Pei Li Chen, Qing Yun Li
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH) contributes to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-related cardiovascular diseases through increasing oxidative stress. It has been widely recognized that estradiol decreases the risk for cardiovascular disease, but the estrogen replacement therapy is limited for its side effects. Thioredoxin (Trx) and its endogenous inhibitor, thioredoxin-interacting protein (Txnip), are associated with the protective effect of estradiol in some conditions. In this study, we aimed to explore whether estradiol could protect against IH-induced vascular injury, and the possible effect of Trx-1/Txnip in this process...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866748/early-response-of-glutathione-and-thioredoxin-dependent-antioxidant-defense-systems-to-tl-i-and-tl-iii-mediated-oxidative-stress-in-adherent-pheochromocytoma-pc12adh-cells
#8
Lis C Puga Molina, Damiana M Salvatierra Fréchou, Sandra V Verstraeten
Thallium (Tl) is a toxic heavy metal that causes oxidative stress both in vitro and in vivo. In this work, we evaluated the production of oxygen (ROS)- and nitrogen (RNS)-reactive species in adherent PC12 (PC12adh) cells exposed for 0.5-6 h to Tl(I) or Tl(III) (10-100 µM). In this system, Tl(I) induced mostly H2O2 generation while Tl(III) induced H2O2 and ONOO(·-) generation. Both cations enhanced iNOS expression and activity, and decreased CuZnSOD expression but without affecting its activity. Tl(I) increased MnSOD expression and activity but Tl(III) decreased them...
September 2, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855118/genotype-dependent-regulation-of-drought-responsive-genes-in-tolerant-and-sensitive-sugarcane-cultivars
#9
Manassés Daniel da Silva, Roberta Lane de Oliveira Silva, José Ribamar Costa Ferreira Neto, Ana Maria Benko-Iseppon, Ederson Akio Kido
Drought is the most damaging among the major abiotic stresses. Transcriptomic studies allow a global overview of expressed genes, providing the basis for molecular markers development. Here, the HT-SuperSAGE technique allowed the evaluation of four drought-tolerant cultivars and four-sensitive cultivars, after 24h of irrigation suppression. We identified 9831 induced unitags from roots of the tolerant cultivars with different regulations by the -sensitive cultivars after the applied stress. These unitags allowed a proposal of 15 genes, whose expressed profiles were validated by RT-qPCR, evaluating each cultivar independently...
August 27, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828929/prognostic-value-of-serum-thioredoxin-levels-in-ischemic-stroke
#10
Tieer Yu, Wanli Zhang, Yuanshao Lin, Qian Li, Jie Xue, Zhengyi Cai, Yifan Cheng, Bei Shao
OBJECTIVES: Thioredoxin (Trx) is one of significant antioxidative molecules to diminish oxidative stress. Current evidence suggests that Trx is a potent antioxidant with cytoprotective functions. The aim of our study was to investigate specifically the association between serum Trx levels and acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. METHODS: 198 AIS patients and 75 controls were enrolled to the study. Serum Trx levels were measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
August 22, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827456/thioredoxin-and-nadph-dependent-thioredoxin-reductase-c-regulation-of-tetrapyrrole-biosynthesis
#11
Qingen Da, Peng Wang, Menglong Wang, Ting Sun, Honglei Jin, Bing Liu, Jinfa Wang, Bernhard Grimm, Hong-Bin Wang
In chloroplasts, thioredoxin (TRX) isoforms and NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductase C (NTRC) act as redox regulatory factors involved in multiple plastid biogenesis and metabolic processes. To date, less is known about the functional coordination between TRXs and NTRC in chlorophyll (Chl) biosynthesis. In this study, we aimed to explore the potentially functions of TRX m and NTRC in the regulation of the tetrapyrrole biosynthesis (TBS) pathway. Silencing of three genes, TRX m1, TRX m2, and TRX m4 (TRX ms), led to pale-green leaves, a significantly reduced 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-synthesizing capacity, and reduced accumulation of Chl and its metabolic intermediates in Arabidopsis thaliana...
August 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808882/-1-h-13-c-and-15-n-chemical-shift-assignments-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-type-1-thioredoxin-in-the-oxidized-state-by-solution-nmr-spectroscopy
#12
Anwar Iqbal, Fabio C L Almeida
Thioredoxins (Trx) are ubiquitous proteins that regulate several biochemical processes inside the cell. Trx is an important player, displaying oxidoreductase activity and helping to keep and regulate the oxidative state of the cellular environment. Trx also participates in the regulation of many cellular functions, such as DNA synthesis, protection against oxidative stress, cell cycle and signal transduction. The oxidized Trx is the target for another set of proteins, such as thioredoxin reductase (TrR), which used the reductive potential of NADPH...
August 14, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782589/the-role-of-thioredoxin-1-in-resisting-methamphetamine-induced-rewarding-effect
#13
Mengbing Huang, Lingpin Kong, Lihua Yang, Xiang Li, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Ye Li, Jie Bai
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive drug of abuse which induces behavioral sensitization and rewarding effects. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a redox protein and plays role in regulating activity of transcription factor, such as cAMP responsive element-binding protein (CREB), AP-1, p53, is emerging as an important modulator of neuronal function. It has been reported that Trx-1 is involved in morphine dependence. In this study, we examined the rewarding effect after METH administration by conditioned place preference (CPP) of mice, and detected the levels of dopamine and the activity of cAMP responsive element-binding protein (CREB), the expressions of ΔFosB and cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) in mice...
August 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780733/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-increases-synaptic-protein-levels-via-the-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway-and-nrf2-trx-axis-following-the-transplantation-of-neural-stem-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#14
Tao Chen, Yu Wu, Yuzi Wang, Jigao Zhu, Haiying Chu, Li Kong, Liangwei Yin, Haiying Ma
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in promoting the growth, differentiation, survival and synaptic stability of neurons. Presently, the transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) is known to induce neural repair to some extent after injury or disease. In this study, to investigate whether NSCs genetically modified to encode the BDNF gene (BDNF/NSCs) would further enhance synaptogenesis, BDNF/NSCs or naive NSCs were directly engrafted into lesions in a rat model of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
August 5, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774816/redox-regulation-of-the-tumor-suppressor-pten-by-the-thioredoxin-system-and-cumene-hydroperoxide
#15
Seong-Jeong Han, Ying Zhang, Inyoung Kim, Kee-Oh Chay, Hyun Joong Yoon, Dong Il Jang, Sung Yeul Yang, Jiyoung Park, Hyun Ae Woo, Iha Park, Seung-Rock Lee
Intracellular redox status influences the oxidation and enzyme activity of the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog on chromosome 10 (PTEN). Cumene hydroperoxide (CuHP), an organic hydroperoxide, is a known tumor promoter. However, molecular targets and action mechanism of CuHP in tumor promotion have not been well characterized. In this study, we investigated the effect of CuHP on the redox state of PTEN in HeLa cells. In addition, the intracellular reducing system of oxidized PTEN was analyzed using a biochemical approach and the effect of CuHP on this reducing system was also analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771858/intrauterine-delivery-of-subunit-vaccines-induces-a-systemic-and-mucosal-immune-response-in-rabbits
#16
Jonathan Alexander Pasternak, Glenn Hamonic, Nikki M Forsberg, Colette L Wheler, Michael K Dyck, Heather L Wilson
PROBLEM: Mucosal vaccines have long been sought after to improve protection though the production of both a mucosal and systemic immune response, and are thought to be particularly effective at the site of induction. Development of such vaccines has, however, been delayed by the general propensity to develop immune tolerance to antigens encountered at mucosal sites. This study aimed to determine whether an appropriately formulated subunit vaccine delivered to the uterine lumen would effectively trigger induction of immunity over tolerance...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757467/high-level-expression-and-purification-of-soluble-form-of-human-natural-killer-cell-receptor-nkr-p1-in-hek293s-gnti-cells
#17
Jan Bláha, Barbora Kalousková, Ondřej Skořepa, Samuel Pažický, Petr Novák, Ondřej Vaněk
Human natural killer receptor protein 1 (NKR-P1, CD161, gene klrb1) is a C-type lectin-like receptor of natural killer (NK) cells responsible for recognition of its cognate protein ligand lectin-like transcript 1 (LLT1). NKR-P1 is the single human orthologue of the prototypical rodent NKR-P1 receptors. Naturally, human NKR-P1 is expressed on the surface of NK cells, where it serves as inhibitory receptor; and on T and NKT cells functioning as co-stimulatory receptor promoting secretion of IFNγ. Most notably, it is expressed on Th17 and Tc17 lymphocytes where presumably promotes targeting into LLT1 expressing immunologically privileged niches...
July 27, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757135/synergism-between-thioredoxin-reductase-inhibitor-ethaselen-and-sodium-selenite-in-inhibiting-proliferation-and-inducing-death-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#18
Xiaoqing Zheng, Wei Xu, Ruoxuan Sun, Hanwei Yin, Chaoran Dong, Huihui Zeng
New effective treatment for human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is needed. The thioredoxin (Trx) system composes of thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), Trx and NADPH. In this study, we combined an organic selenium compound--TrxR inhibitor ethaselen (BBSKE) with low dosage sodium selenite to inhibit proliferation and induce death of NSCLC cells, and identified underlying mechanisms. Synergistic anti-proliferation effect of BBSKE and selenite was found in human NSCLC cell lines, A549, NCI-H1299 and NCI-1266. A significant increase of apoptosis, necrosis and autophagy were observed in the group of BBSKE plus selenite in A549 cells...
July 27, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755477/thioredoxin-interacting-protein-induced-%C3%AE-synuclein-accumulation-via-inhibition-of-autophagic-flux-implications-for-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Cun-Jin Su, Yu Feng, Teng-Teng Liu, Xu Liu, Jun-Jie Bao, Ai-Ming Shi, Duan-Min Hu, Tong Liu, Yun-Li Yu
AIMS: Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) is associated with activation of oxidative stress through inhibition of thioredoxin (Trx). However, some evidences point out that TXNIP acts as a scaffolding protein in signaling complex independent of cellular redox regulation. The autophagy-lysosomal pathway plays important roles in the clearance of misfolded proteins and dysfunctional organelles. Lysosomal dysfunction has been involved in several neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease (PD)...
September 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751915/gene-expression-and-molecular-characterization-of-a-xylanase-from-chicken-cecum-metagenome
#20
Hind Al-Darkazali, Vithaya Meevootisom, Duangnate Isarangkul, Suthep Wiyakrutta
A xylanase gene xynAMG1 with a 1,116-bp open reading frame, encoding an endo-β-1,4-xylanase, was cloned from a chicken cecum metagenome. The translated XynAMG1 protein consisted of 372 amino acids including a putative signal peptide of 23 amino acids. The calculated molecular mass of the mature XynAMG1 was 40,013 Da, with a theoretical pI value of 5.76. The amino acid sequence of XynAMG1 showed 59% identity to endo-β-1,4-xylanase from Prevotella bryantii and Prevotella ruminicola and 58% identity to that from Prevotella copri...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
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