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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711300/raft-dependent-endocytic-movement-and-intracellular-cluster-formation-during-t%C3%A2-cell-activation-triggered-by-concanavalin-a
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Satomi Yabuuchi, Satoshi Endo, KeangOk Baek, Kunihide Hoshino, Yoshio Tsujino, Mun'delanji C Vestergaard, Masahiro Takagi
Certain food ingredients can stimulate the human immune system. A lectin, concanavalin A (ConA), from Canavalia ensiformis (jack bean) is one of the most well-known food-derived immunostimulants and mediates activation of cell-mediated immunity through T cell proliferation. Generally, T cell activation is known to be triggered by the interaction between T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) via a juxtacrine (contact-dependent) signaling pathway. The mechanism has been well characterized and is referred to as formation of the immunological synapse (IS)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693997/lectin-from-canavalia-villosa-seeds-a-glucose-mannose-specific-protein-and-a-new-tool-for-inflammation-studies
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Claudia F Lossio, Cleane G Moreira, Renata M F Amorim, Clareane S Nobre, Mayara T L Silva, Cornevile C Neto, Vanir R Pinto-Junior, Ivanice B Silva, Julia Campos, Ana Maria S Assreuy, Benildo S Cavada, Kyria S Nascimento
With important carbohydrate binding properties, lectins are proteins able to decipher the glycocode, and as such, they can be used in bioassays involving cell-cell communication, protein targeting, inflammation, and hypernociception, among others. In this study, a new glucose/mannose-specific lectin from Canavalia villosa seeds (Cvill) was isolated by a single affinity chromatography step in a Sephadex(®) G-50 column, with a purification yield of 19.35mg of lectin per gram of powdered seed. Analysis of intact protein by mass spectrometry showed the lectin is composed of three polypeptide chains, including a 25...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638403/jaburetox-update-on-a-urease-derived-peptide
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REVIEW
Arlete Beatriz Becker-Ritt, Camila Saretta Portugal, Célia Regina Carlini
Urease from Canavalia ensiformis seeds was the first enzyme ever to be crystallized, in 1926. These proteins, found in plants, bacteria and fungi, present different biological properties including catalytic hydrolysis of urea, and also enzyme-independent activities, such as induction of exocytosis, pro-inflammatory effects, neurotoxicity, antifungal and insecticidal properties. Urease is toxic to insects and fungi per se but part of this toxicity relies on an internal peptide (~11 kDa), which is released upon digestion of the protein by insect enzymes...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602911/jaburetox-induced-toxic-effects-on-the-hemocytes-of-rhodnius-prolixus-hemiptera-reduviidae
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Natalia R Moyetta, Valquiria Broll, Ana Paula A Perin, Augusto F Uberti, Matheus V Coste Grahl, Fernanda Staniscuaski, Celia R Carlini, Leonardo L Fruttero
Jaburetox is a recombinant peptide derived from a Canavalia ensiformis urease that presents toxic effects upon several species of insects, phytopathogenic fungi and yeasts of medical importance. So far, no toxicity of Jaburetox to mammals has been shown. Previous reports have identified biochemical targets of this toxic peptide in insect models, although its mechanism of action is not completely understood. In this work, we aimed to characterize the effects of Jaburetox in hemolymphatic insect cells. For this purpose, the model insect and Chagas' disease vector Rhodnius prolixus was used...
June 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546799/lectin-array-and-glycogene-expression-analyses-of-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-a2780-and-its-cisplatin-resistant-derivate-cell-line-a2780-cp
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Ran Zhao, Wenjun Qin, Ruihuan Qin, Jing Han, Can Li, Yisheng Wang, Congjian Xu
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal gynecological malignancies, in which platinum resistance is a common cause of its relapse and death. Glycosylation has been reported to be involved in drug resistance, and glycomic analyses of ovarian cancer may improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell drug resistance and provide potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets. METHODS: The serous ovarian cancer cell line A2780 and its platinum-resistant counterpart A2780-cp were used in this study...
2017: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544154/floral-nectar-of-the-obligate-outcrossing-canavalia-gladiata-jacq-dc-fabaceae-contains-only-one-predominant-protein-a-class-iii-acidic-chitinase
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Xue-Long Ma, Richard I Milne, Hong-Xia Zhou, Jiang-Yu Fang, Hong-Guang Zha
Floral nectar can affect the fitness of insect-pollinated plants, through both attraction and manipulation of pollinators. Self-incompatible insect-pollinated plants receive more insect visits than their self-compatible relatives, and the nectar of such species might face more risk to be infested by the pathogens carried by pollinators than self-compatible plants. Proteins in nectar (nectarins) play an important role in the protection of nectar, but little is known regarding nectarins in self-incompatible species...
May 20, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190471/plant-lectins-conbr-and-cfl-modulate-expression-toll-like-receptors-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-reduce-the-bacterial-burden-in-macrophages-infected-with-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
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Jec Batista, M T Ralph, R V Vaz, Pfc Souza, A B Silva, Dco Nascimento, L T Souza, M V Ramos, P Mastroeni, J V Lima-Filho
BACKGROUND: Plant lectins have long been used in biomedical research as immunomodulators against tumor cells and microbial infections. PURPOSE: To test the ability of plant lectins ConBr (Canavalia brasiliensis) and CFL (Cratylia argentea) to activate antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities of murine peritoneal macrophages (pMØ) infected with a virulent strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (STm). METHODS: We incubated pMØ with non-toxic amounts of ConBr and CFL either before (preventive schedule) or after (curative schedule) exposure to STm...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108369/jaburetox-affects-gene-expression-and-enzyme-activities-in-rhodnius-prolixus-a-chagas-disease-vector
#8
Leonardo L Fruttero, Natalia R Moyetta, Monique Siebra Krug, Valquiria Broll, Matheus V Coste Grahl, Rafael Real-Guerra, Fernanda Stanisçuaski, Celia R Carlini
Jaburetox, a recombinant peptide of ∼11kDa derived from one of the Canavalia ensiformis (Jack Bean) urease isoforms, is toxic and lethal to insects belonging to different orders when administered orally or via injection. Previous findings indicated that Jaburetox acts on insects in a complex fashion, inhibiting diuresis and the transmembrane potential of Malpighian tubules, interfering with muscle contractility and affecting the immune system. In vitro, Jaburetox forms ionic channels and alters permeability of artificial lipid membranes...
April 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888701/inactivation-of-urease-by-catechol-kinetics-and-structure
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Luca Mazzei, Michele Cianci, Francesco Musiani, Gábor Lente, Marta Palombo, Stefano Ciurli
Urease is a Ni(II)-containing enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea to yield ammonia and carbamate at a rate 10(15) times higher than the uncatalyzed reaction. Urease is a virulence factor of several human pathogens, in addition to decreasing the efficiency of soil organic nitrogen fertilization. Therefore, efficient urease inhibitors are actively sought. In this study, we describe a molecular characterization of the interaction between urease from Sporosarcina pasteurii (SPU) and Canavalia ensiformis (jack bean, JBU) with catechol, a model polyphenol...
January 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812388/corrigendum-to-proteases-from-canavalia-ensiformis-active-and-thermostable-enzymes-with-potential-of-application-in-biotechnology
#10
Rayane Natashe Gonçalves, Suellen Duarte Gozzini Barbosa, Raquel Elisa da Silva-López
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2016/3427098.].
2016: Biotechnology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761870/development-of-canavalia-ensiformis-in-soil-contaminated-with-diesel-oil
#11
A G Balliana, B B Moura, R C Inckot, C Bona
Hydrocarbons are the main components of diesel oil and are toxic for the majority of plants. A few plant species, known as phytoremediators, are tolerant of hydrocarbons and can survive the stressful conditions of soils contaminated with diesel oil. Canavalia ensiformis, a plant species that is well distributed throughout the tropics, possesses advantageous features for a potential resistance to soil contamination, such as fast growth and a deep root system. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the tolerance of C...
January 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747481/conbr-a-lectin-purified-from-the-seeds-of-canavalia-brasiliensis-protects-against-ischemia-in-organotypic-culture-of-rat-hippocampus-potential-implication-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channels
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D K Rieger, E Navarro, I Buendia, E Parada, L González-Lafuente, R Leon, A P Costa, I A Heinrich, K S Nascimento, B S Cavada, M G Lopez, J Egea, R B Leal
Lectins are proteins that bind cellular glycans and can modulate various neuronal functions. We have evaluated the neuroprotective effect of ConBr, a lectin purified from the seeds of Canavalia brasiliensis in a model of rat organotypic hippocampal cultures (OHCs) exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD). OGD for 15 min followed by 24 h re-oxygenation significantly increased cell death, caused mitochondrial depolarization and increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) in CA1 region of OHCs. ConBr (0.1 μg/mL) added during the re-oxygenation period counteracted cell death, mitochondrial depolarization and overproduction of ROS induced by OGD...
February 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737777/structural-characterization-of-a-lectin-from-canavalia-virosa-seeds-with-inflammatory-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Vinicius Jose Silva Osterne, Jose Caetano Silva-Filho, Mayara Queiroz Santiago, Vanir Reis Pinto-Junior, Alysson Chaves Almeida, Adolph Annderson Gonçalves Costa Barreto, Ingrid Alessandra Victoria Wolin, Ana Paula Machado Nascimento, Renata Morais Ferreira Amorim, Bruno Anderson Matias Rocha, Plinio Delatorre, Celso Shiniti Nagano, Rodrigo Bainy Leal, Ana Maria Sampaio Assreuy, Kyria Santiago Nascimento, Benildo Sousa Cavada
A lectin from Canavalia virosa, Diocleinae subtribe, was purified by affinity chromatography with Sephadex G-50 matrix and named ConV. The primary structure of ConV was obtained by mass spectrometry and crystals were obtained by the vapor diffusion method at 293K and belonged to orthorhombic space group P21221 with two molecules in its asymmetric unit. The structure obtained presented Rfactor and Rfree of 18.91% and 24.92% respectively, with no residues in nonallowed regions of Ramachandran plot. The crystal structure was solved at 2...
January 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696957/effect-of-ethanol-extract-of-canavalia-gladiata-on-endurance-swimming-capacity-in-mice
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Beomjeong Kim, Jeongjin Park, Ho-Geun Yoon, Kyung-Chul Choi, Kyungmi Kim, Jeongmin Lee, Jin Woong Chung, Sangin Shim, Yanghee You, Woojin Jun
The effects of Canavalia gladiata ethanolic extract on endurance swimming capacity were evaluated in a mouse model. The mice were orally administered distilled water (CON), hot water extract (CGW), or 80% ethanol extract (CGE). The swimming time to exhaustion was significantly prolonged in the CGE group. Of the three groups, the CGE showed the lowest blood lactate and the highest nonesterified fatty acid and muscle glycogen levels. These results suggest that the administration of CGE could improve endurance swimming capacity by enhancing lipid catabolism and thereby preserving glycogen stores...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665974/glycomic-profile-of-the-human-parotid-gland-between-18th-and-26th-week-of-fetal-development
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Moacyr J B M Rêgo, Antônio F Silva Filho, Ana P V Sobral, Eduardo I C Beltrão
The formation of new and functional structural components of several organs, such as parotid glands, can be influenced by the glycocode. This study analyzed the glycobiology of parotid salivary gland tissue during fetal development using specific biochemical probes (lectins and antibodies). Eleven parotid gland samples from human fetuses were obtained from spontaneous abortions at 14-28 weeks of gestation, and tissue sections were analyzed for lectin histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. From the 18th to 26th week, Canavalia ensiformis agglutinin, wheat germ agglutinin, Ulex europaeus agglutinin-I, peanut agglutinin, Sambucus nigra agglutinin, and Vicia villosa agglutinin lectin staining were predominantly observed in the apical and/or basement membranes of the ducts and tubulo-acinar units...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664091/wide-distribution-range-of-rhizobial-symbionts-associated-with-pantropical-sea-dispersed-legumes
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Masaru Bamba, Sayuri Nakata, Seishiro Aoki, Koji Takayama, Juan Núñez-Farfán, Motomi Ito, Masaki Miya, Tadashi Kajita
To understand the geographic distributions of rhizobia that associated with widely distributed wild legumes, 66 nodules obtained from 41 individuals including three sea-dispersed legumes (Vigna marina, Vigna luteola, and Canavalia rosea) distributed across the tropical and subtropical coastal regions of the world were studied. Partial sequences of 16S rRNA and nodC genes extracted from the nodules showed that only Bradyrhizobium and Sinorhizobium were associated with the pantropical legumes, and some of the symbiont strains were widely distributed over the Pacific...
December 2016: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640743/central-and-peripheral-neurotoxicity-induced-by-the-jack-bean-urease-jbu-in-nauphoeta-cinerea-cockroaches
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Thiago Carrazoni, Marines de Avila Heberle, Ana Paula Artusi Perin, Ana Paula Zanatta, Polyana Veloso Rodrigues, Fabiola Duarte Machado Dos Santos, Carlos Gabriel Moreira de Almeida, Ricardo Vaz Breda, Douglas Silva Dos Santos, Paulo Marcos Pinto, Jaderson Costa da Costa, Celia Regina Carlini, Cháriston André Dal Belo
BACKGROUND: Ureases of Canavalia ensiformis are natural insecticides with a still elusive entomotoxic mode of action. We have investigated the mechanisms involved in the neurotoxicity induced by Jack Bean Urease (JBU) in Nauphoeta cinerea (Olivier). METHODS: To carry out this study we have employed biochemical and neurophysiological analysis of different cockroach organ systems. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The injection of the insects with JBU (0...
August 10, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637013/effects-of-hull-scratching-soaking-and-boiling-on-antinutrients-in-japanese-red-sword-bean-canavalia-gladiata
#18
Satsuki Une, Koji Nonaka, Junich Akiyama
The effects of hull processing, soaking, and boiling on the content or activity of antinutrients in the red sword bean (RSB; Canavalia gladiata) were investigated. RSB seeds were compared with kidney bean (KB; Phaseolus vulgaris) seeds that are starch based and often used as processed products in Japan. RSB seeds had higher weight, thicker hull, and higher protein content, but lower moisture content compared with KB seeds. Because of the strong and thick hull, the relative water absorption of untreated RSB seeds was very low after soaking...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630776/proteases-from-canavalia-ensiformis-active-and-thermostable-enzymes-with-potential-of-application-in-biotechnology
#19
Rayane Natshe Gonçalves, Suellen Duarte Gozzini Barbosa, Raquel Elisa da Silva-López
Extracts of leaves, seeds, roots, and stem from a tropical legume, C. ensiformis, were prepared employing buffers and detergent in aqueous solution. Leaf extracts had the highest protein content and the most pronounced peptidase activity with optimal pH in the neutral to alkaline range. All extracts exhibited peaks of activity at various pH values, suggesting the presence of distinctive classes of proteases. N-α-Tosyl-L-arginine methyl ester hydrolysis was maximal at 30°C to 60°C and peptidase activity from all extracts presented very good thermal stability after 24 h incubation at 70°C...
2016: Biotechnology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591901/afm-and-qcm-d-as-tools-for-the-distinction-of-melanoma-cells-with-a-different-metastatic-potential
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Anna Sobiepanek, Małgorzata Milner-Krawczyk, Małgorzata Lekka, Tomasz Kobiela
Malignant melanoma is one of the most dangerous skin cancer originating from melanocytes. Thus, an early and proper melanoma diagnosis influences significantly the therapy efficiency. The melanoma recognition is still difficult, and generally, relies on subjective assessments. In particular, there is a lack of quantitative methods used in melanoma diagnosis and in the monitoring of tumour progression. One such method can be the atomic force microscopy (AFM) working in the force spectroscopy mode combined with quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), both applied to quantify the molecular interactions...
July 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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