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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448540/bruchid-egg-induced-transcript-dynamics-in-developing-seeds-of-black-gram-vigna-mungo
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Indrani K Baruah, Debashis Panda, Jagadale M V, Deba Jit Das, Sumita Acharjee, Priyabrata Sen, Bidyut Kumar Sarmah
Black gram (Vigna mungo) seeds are a rich source of digestible proteins, however, during storage these seeds are severely damaged by bruchids (Callosobruchus spp.), reducing seed quality and yield losses. Most of the cultivated genotypes of black gram are susceptible to bruchids, however, few tolerant genotypes have also been identified but the mechanism of tolerance is poorly understood. We employed Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (SSH) to identify specifically, but rarely expressed bruchid egg induced genes in black gram...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447342/maintaining-postharvest-quality-of-cold-stored-hass-avocados-by-altering-the-fatty-acids-content-and-composition-with-the-use-of-natural-volatile-compounds-methyl-jasmonate-and-methyl-salicylate
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Marcin Glowacz, Malick Bill, Peter P Tinyane, Dharini Sivakumar
BACKGROUND: Low temperature is often used to reduce metabolic processes and extend the storage of fruit, however, in the case of avocado the temperature below 3 °C would often result in development of physiological disorders associated with chilling injury. The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) and methyl salicylate (MeSA) vapours to alleviate the chilling injury in 'Hass' avocado fruit kept at 2 °C for 21 d followed by 6-7 d shelf-life at 20 °C, simulating supply chain conditions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446157/natural-products-isolated-from-tetragonula-carbonaria-cerumen-modulate-free-radical-scavenging-and-5-lipoxygenase-activities-in-vitro
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Karina D Hamilton, Peter R Brooks, Steven M Ogbourne, Fraser D Russell
BACKGROUND: Propolis and cerumen are plant-derived products found in honeybees and stingless bees, respectively. Although propolis is an ancient folk medicine, the bioactivities of cerumen obtained from Australian native stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) have not been widely studied. Therefore, we investigated selected anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of T. carbonaria cerumen. METHODS: A methanolic extract was prepared from the combined cerumen of 40 T...
April 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445728/blocking-surgically-induced-lysyl-oxidase-activity-reduces-the-risk-of-lung-metastases
#4
Chen Rachman-Tzemah, Shelly Zaffryar-Eilot, Moran Grossman, Dario Ribero, Michael Timaner, Joni M Mäki, Johanna Myllyharju, Francesco Bertolini, Dov Hershkovitz, Irit Sagi, Peleg Hasson, Yuval Shaked
Surgery remains the most successful curative treatment for cancer. However, some patients with early-stage disease who undergo surgery eventually succumb to distant metastasis. Here, we show that in response to surgery, the lungs become more vulnerable to metastasis due to extracellular matrix remodeling. Mice that undergo surgery or that are preconditioned with plasma from donor mice that underwent surgery succumb to lung metastases earlier than controls. Increased lysyl oxidase (LOX) activity and expression, fibrillary collagen crosslinking, and focal adhesion signaling contribute to this effect, with the hypoxic surgical site serving as the source of LOX...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443032/fatty-acid-binding-protein-11a-is-required-for-brain-vessel-integrity-in-zebrafish
#5
Jie Zhang, Jialing Qi, Shuilong Wu, Lijiao Peng, Yunwei Shi, Jinxian Yang, Zhenhua Yin, Yu Gao, Chengniu Wang, Jie Gong, Haijun Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Dong Liu
The monolayer of endothelial cells (ECs) lining the intima of all blood vessel wall forms a semipermeable barrier that regulates tissue-fluid homeostasis, transport of nutrients, and migration of blood cells across the barrier. A number of signaling pathways and molecules mediate endothelial permeability, which plays important roles in a variety of the physiological and pathological conditions. Fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) are able to bind various hydrophobic molecules, such as long-chain fatty acids, prostaglandins and eicosanoids...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442661/lox-1-in-ischemic-stroke
#6
Tatsuya Sawamura, Yoshiko Fujita, Sayaka Horiuchi, Akemi Kakino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442547/biosynthesis-of-proresolving-lipid-mediators-by-vascular-cells-and-tissues
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Anuran Chatterjee, Sevan Komshian, Brian E Sansbury, Bian Wu, Giorgio Mottola, Mian Chen, Matthew Spite, Michael S Conte
Recent evidence suggests that specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPMs) generated from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can modulate the vascular injury response. However, cellular sources for these autacoids within the vessel wall remain unclear. Here, we investigated whether isolated vascular cells and tissues can produce SPMs and assessed expression and subcellular localization of the key SPM biosynthetic enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (LOX) in vascular cells. Intact human arteries incubated with DHA ex vivo produced 17-hydroxy DHA (17-HDHA) and D-series resolvins, as assessed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
April 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442491/constitutively-active-spak-causes-hyperkalemia-by-activating-ncc-and-remodeling-distal-tubules
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P Richard Grimm, Richard Coleman, Eric Delpire, Paul A Welling
Aberrant activation of with no lysine (WNK) kinases causes familial hyperkalemic hypertension (FHHt). Thiazide diuretics treat the disease, fostering the view that hyperactivation of the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is solely responsible. However, aberrant signaling in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN) and inhibition of the potassium-excretory renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel have also been implicated. To test these ideas, we introduced kinase-activating mutations after Lox-P sites in the mouse Stk39 gene, which encodes the terminal kinase in the WNK signaling pathway, Ste20-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439422/anti-aging-effect-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-dung-beetle-glycosaminoglycan-in-aged-rats
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Mi Young Ahn, Ban Ji Kim, Ha Jeong Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Yi-Sook Jung, Kun-Koo Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-aging effect of a newly prepared insect-derived compound, dung beetle glycosaminoglycan (GAG), given intraperitoneally to old SD rats as part of their diet for 1 month. Insect GAG administration was found to be related to a reduction in oxidative damage, hepato-cellular biomarker levels, protein carbonyl content, and malondialdehyde concentration. The anti-aging-related molecular genetic mechanisms of dung beetle GAG are not yet fully elucidated...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435530/small-molecule-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-loxl2-inhibitors-the-identification-of-an-inhibitor-selective-for-loxl2-over-lox
#10
John H Hutchinson, Martin W Rowbottom, David Lonergan, Janice Darlington, Pat Prodanovich, Christopher D King, Jilly F Evans, Gretchen Bain
Two series of novel LOXL2 enzyme inhibitors are described: benzylamines substituted with electron withdrawing groups at the para-position and 2-substituted pyridine-4-ylmethanamines. The most potent compound, (2-chloropyridin-4-yl)methanamine 20 (hLOXL2 IC50 = 126 nM), was shown to be selective for LOXL2 over LOX and three other amine oxidases (MAO-A, MAO-B, and SSAO). Compound 20 is the first published small molecule inhibitor selective for LOXL2 over LOX.
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434118/hyperoside-inhibits-the-effects-induced-by-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-oxldl-lox-1-erk-pathway
#11
Zhengyu Zhang, Dongdong Zhang, Baoling Du, Zhiqiang Chen
Hyperoside is a major active constituent in many medicinal plants traditionally used in Chinese medicines for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and vascular protective effects. Recent studies have focused on the protective effects of hyperoside on hyperlipidemia. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects are unknown. In this study, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were treated in vitro with oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in the presence or absence of hyperoside. Western blotting, quantitative PCR, and tetrazolium assay were used to detect lectin-like oxLDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) expression and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) activation, and to determine VSMCs viability...
April 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433637/inhibition-of-pro-inflammatory-enzymes-by-medicinal-plants-from-the-argentinean-highlands-puna
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Romina Torres-Carro, María Inés Isla, Samanta Thomas-Valdes, Felipe Jiménez-Aspee, Guillermo Schmeda-Hirschmann, María Rosa Alberto
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Human groups in the Argentinean Andes highlands (Puna) selected native plants as anti-inflammatory agents. The indications of use are mainly to relieve pain, in infusions, ethanolic extracts or plasters. AIM OF THE STUDY: The objective of the study was to assess the effect of hydroalcoholic extracts from native highland plants as anti-inflammatory according to the traditional indications of use. The chemical profile of the three most active species was analyzed by HPLC-ESI-MS to get in insight into the constituents and the effects observed, according to the ethnopharmacological information...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428687/lysyl-oxidase-its-diversity-in-health-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Suchitra Kumari, Tarun Kumar Panda, Tapaswini Pradhan
The mechanical properties of extracellular matrix (ECM) and connective tissues is largely dependent on the collagen and elastin structure. Lysyl oxidase (LOX) plays a critical role in the formation and repair of the ECM by oxidizing lysine residues in elastin and collagen, thereby initiating the formation of covalent cross linkages which stabilize these fibrous proteins. Due to its multiple functions both extracellularly and intracellularly, lysyl oxidase is involved in several processes in the tumorigenic pathway, in many different cancer types and stages...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425924/roles-of-copper-binding-proteins-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Stéphanie Blockhuys, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
Copper ions are needed in several steps of cancer progression. However, the underlying mechanisms, and involved copper-binding proteins, are mainly elusive. Since most copper ions in the body (in and outside cells) are protein-bound, it is important to investigate what copper-binding proteins participate and, for these, how they are loaded with copper by copper transport proteins. Mechanistic information for how some copper-binding proteins, such as extracellular lysyl oxidase (LOX), play roles in cancer have been elucidated but there is still much to learn from a biophysical molecular viewpoint...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422962/docosahexaenoic-acid-blocks-progression-of-western-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-obese-ldlr-mice
#15
Kelli A Lytle, Carmen P Wong, Donald B Jump
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major public health concern in western societies. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the progressive form of NAFLD, is characterized by hepatic steatosis, inflammation, oxidative stress and fibrosis. NASH is a risk factor for cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. NASH is predicted to be the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020. Despite this growing public health concern, there remain no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved NASH treatments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419443/loss-of-natural-killer-t-nkt-cells-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-in-lsl-kras-g12d-mice
#16
Naveena B Janakiram, Altaf Mohammed, Taylor Bryant, Rebekah Ritchie, Nicole Stratton, Lydgia Jackson, Stan Lightfoot, Doris M Benbrook, Adam Asch, Mark L Lang, Chinthalapally V Rao
Role of unique T cell population, Natural Killer T (NKT) cells which have similar functions like NK cells in PC is not yet evaluated. In order to address the regulatory roles of NKT cells on tumor progression through tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) and their production of microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) in (Kras)-driven pancreatic tumor (KPT) progression, we crossed CD1d(-/-) mice deficient in both iNKT and vNKT cells with the Kras(G12D) mice. Loss of NKT cells significantly increased pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia lesions [PanINs] and also increased 5-LOX and mPGES-1 expressions in M2 type macrophages and cancer stem like cells in pancreatic tumors...
April 18, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418202/benzodioxole-pyrazole-hybrids-as-anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-agents-with-cox-1-2-5-lox-inhibition-and-antioxidant-potential
#17
Heba A Abd El Razik, Mona H Badr, Attia H Atta, Samar M Mouneir, Marwa M Abu-Serie
Two series of benzodioxole-pyrazole hybrids were synthesized and the IC50 values for in vitro inhibition of the enzymes cyclooxygenase 1/2 (COX-1, COX-2) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) were investigated. All compounds were tested for their in vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic potentials using diclofenac sodium as a reference standard. Compounds 4, 11, 17, 20, 21, 26, and 27, which showed good analgesic and/or anti-inflammatory activities, were also evaluated for their ability to inhibit tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α production, myeloperoxidase and proteinase, beside their antioxidant activity...
April 18, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417112/lectin-type-oxidized-ldl-receptor-1-distinguishes-population-of-human-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-cancer-patients
#18
Thomas Condamine, George A Dominguez, Je-In Youn, Andrew V Kossenkov, Sridevi Mony, Kevin Alicea-Torres, Evgenii Tcyganov, Ayumi Hashimoto, Yulia Nefedova, Cindy Lin, Simona Partlova, Alfred Garfall, Dan T Vogl, Xiaowei Xu, Stella C Knight, George Malietzis, Gui Han Lee, Evgeniy Eruslanov, Steven M Albelda, Xianwei Wang, Jawahar L Mehta, Meenakshi Bewtra, Anil Rustgi, Neil Hockstein, Robert Witt, Gregory Masters, Brian Nam, Denis Smirnov, Manuel A Sepulveda, Dmitry I Gabrilovich
Polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSC) are important regulators of immune responses in cancer and have been directly implicated in promotion of tumor progression. However, the heterogeneity of these cells and lack of distinct markers hampers the progress in understanding of the biology and clinical importance of these cells. Using partial enrichment of PMN-MDSC with gradient centrifugation we determined that low density PMN-MDSC and high density neutrophils from the same cancer patients had a distinct gene profile...
August 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416796/lysyl-oxidase-drives-tumour-progression-by-trapping-egf-receptors-at-the-cell-surface
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HaoRan Tang, Leo Leung, Grazia Saturno, Amaya Viros, Duncan Smith, Gianpiero Di Leva, Eamonn Morrison, Dan Niculescu-Duvaz, Filipa Lopes, Louise Johnson, Nathalie Dhomen, Caroline Springer, Richard Marais
Lysyl oxidase (LOX) remodels the tumour microenvironment by cross-linking the extracellular matrix. LOX overexpression is associated with poor cancer outcomes. Here, we find that LOX regulates the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to drive tumour progression. We show that LOX regulates EGFR by suppressing TGFβ1 signalling through the secreted protease HTRA1. This increases the expression of Matrilin2 (MATN2), an EGF-like domain-containing protein that traps EGFR at the cell surface to facilitate its activation by EGF...
April 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416387/differential-regulation-of-the-lipoxygenase-pathway-in-shrimp-hepatopancreases-and-ovaries-during-ovarian-development-in-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#20
Wananit Wimuttisuk, Punsa Tobwor, Pacharawan Deenarn, Chakapong Intaraudom, Thapanee Pruksatrakul, Sutichai Nithithanasilp, Somjai Wongtripop, Suwanchai Phomklad, Panomkorn Chaithongsakul, Vanicha Vichai
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are critical to the success of ovarian development in marine crustaceans, especially for domesticated species such as the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon. These fatty acids are stored in a midgut gland called the hepatopancreas and subsequently serve as an energy source or are incorporated in yolk during ovarian development. PUFAs are known precursors of hydroxy fatty acids, including hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid and hydroxyeicosapentaenoic acid (HEPE), which are catalyzed by lipoxygenases (LOX)...
April 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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