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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487527/development-of-frequency-based-taste-receptors-using-bioinspired-glucose-nanobiosensor
#1
Amin TermehYousefi, Katsumi Tateno, Samira Bagheri, Hirofumi Tanaka
A method to fabricate a bioinspired nanobiosensor using electronic-based artificial taste receptors for glucose diagnosis is presented. Fabricated bioinspired glucose nanobiosensor designated based on an artificial taste bud including an amperometric glucose biosensor and taste bud-inspired circuits. In fact, the design of the taste bud-inspired circuits was inspired by the signal-processing mechanism of taste nerves which involves two layers. The first, known as a type II cell, detects the glucose by glucose oxidase and transduces the current signal obtained for the pulse pattern is conducted to the second layer, called type III cell, to induce synchronisation of the neural spiking activity...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480832/synthesis-of-new-arylidene-2-5-diketopiperazines-and-evaluation-of-their-anti-acetylcholinesterase-anti-xanthine-oxidase-anti-diabetic-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Mohamed Amine Belkacem, Hichem Ben Jannet, Hicham Ferhout, Laila Mzali, Jalloul Bouajila
BACKGROUND: 2,5-diketopiperazine derivatives are considered to be important classes of cyclic peptides due to their wide range of biological activities. OBJECTIVES: Synthesis a new series of protected 2,5-diketopiperazine derivatives and evaluate their biological activities. METHODS: A series of new soluble mono-protected arylidene 2,5-diketopiperazine derivatives 3a-p has been prepared by application of Claisen-Schmidt condensation of the N,N-diacetyl-diketopiperazine 1 with a series of arylaldehydes...
April 25, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474720/aerobic-catalytic-systems-inspired-by-copper-amine-oxidases-recent-developments-and-synthetic-applications
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REVIEW
Martine Largeron
Recent efforts to design synthetic quinone-based catalysts for the efficient aerobic oxidation of amines to imines have been inspired by copper amine oxidases (CuAOs), a family of metalloenzymes which selectively converts primary amines into aldehydes, using molecular oxygen through the cooperation of a quinone-based cofactor, 2,4,5-trihydroxyphenylalanine quinone (TPQ) and a copper ion. Two distinct classes of bioinspired quinone-based catalytic systems have been developed. The first class consists of catalytic systems, which mimic the activity of CuAOs by exhibiting exquisite selectivity for primary amines...
May 5, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471663/the-identification-of-4-aminomethyl-6-trifluoromethyl-2-phenoxy-pyridine-derivatives-as-potent-selective-and-orally-efficacious-inhibitors-of-the-copper-dependent-amine-oxidase-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-loxl2
#4
Martin W Rowbottom, Gretchen Bain, Imelda Calderon, Taylor Lasof, David Lonergan, Andiliy Lai, Fei Huang, Janice Darlington, Patricia Prodanovich, Angelina M Santini, Christopher D King, Lance Goulet, Kristen E Shannon, Gina L Ma, Katherine Nguyen, Deidre A MacKenna, Jilly F Evans, John H Hutchinson
LOXL2 catalyzes the oxidative deamination of ε-amines of lysine and hydroxylysine residues within collagen and elastin, generating reactive aldehydes (allysine). Condensation with other allysines or lysines drives formation of inter- and intramolecular cross-linkages, a process critical for remodeling of the ECM. Dysregulation of this process can lead to fibrosis and LOXL2 is known to be upregulated in fibrotic tissue. Small-molecules that directly inhibit LOXL2 catalytic activity represent a useful option for the treatment of fibrosis...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460566/recognition-dynamics-of-dopamine-to-human-monoamine-oxidase-b-role-of-leu171-gln206-and-conserved-water-molecules-in-the-active-site-cavity
#5
Subrata Dasgupta, Soumita Mukherjee, Bishnu P Mukhopadhyay, Avik Banerjee, Deepak K Mishra
The human Monoamine oxidase (hMAO) metabolizes several biogenic amine neurotransmitters and involves in different neurological disorders. Extensive MD- simulation studies of dopamine docked hMAO B structures have revealed the stabilization of amino-terminal of the substrate by a direct and water-mediated interaction of catalytic tyrosines, Gln206, and Leu171 residues. The catechol ring of the substrate is stabilized by Leu171(C-H) ···π(Dop)···(H-C) Ile199 interaction. Several conserved water molecules are observed to play role in the recognition of substrate to the enzyme, where W1 and W2 associate in dopamine- FAD interaction, reversible dynamics of W3 and W4 influenced the coupling of Tyr435 to Trp432 and FAD, W5 and W8 stabilized the catalytic Tyr188/398 residues...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460360/design-synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-3-oxoamino-benzenesulfonamides-as-selective-and-reversible-lsd1-inhibitors
#6
Jiayue Xi, Siyuan Xu, Liming Wu, Tianfang Ma, Rongfeng Liu, Yu-Chih Liu, Dawei Deng, Yueqing Gu, Jinpei Zhou, Fei Lan, Xiaoming Zha
Lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a flavin-dependent amine oxidase that selectively removes one or two methyl groups from H3 at Lys4 and is recognized as a promising therapeutic target for cancer and other diseases. Here, a series of 3-oxoamino-benzenesulfonamides were synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory activity against LSD1. Compounds 7b and 7h showed the most potent inhibition with the IC50 values of 9.5 and 6.9μM, respectively. Furthermore, the LSD1 inhibition of 7b and 7h were reversible and selective...
April 13, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437839/semicarbazide-sensitive-amine-oxidase-vascular-adhesion-protein-1-inhibition-reduces-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neuroinflammation
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Serena Becchi, Alberto Buson, Jonathan Foot, Wolfgang Jarolimek, Bernard W Balleine
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuroinflammation is initiated by a variety of stimuli including infections, sepsis, neurodegenerative diseases or traumatic brain injury and if not adequately controlled can lead to various degrees of neuronal damage and behavioural impairment. A critical event in the initial steps of inflammation is neutrophil extravasation. Semicarbazide sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO, also known as vascular adhesion protein 1 or VAP-1) regulates neutrophil adhesion and extravasation...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435530/small-molecule-lysyl-oxidase-like-2-loxl2-inhibitors-the-identification-of-an-inhibitor-selective-for-loxl2-over-lox
#8
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/28409494/association-between-metabolically-healthy-central-obesity-in-women-and-levels-of-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-soluble-vascular-adhesion-protein-1-and-the-activity-of-semicarbazide-sensitive-amine-oxidase
#9
Ivana Koborová, Radana Gurecká, Melinda Csongová, Katarína Volkovová, Éva Szökő, Tamás Tábi, Katarína Šebeková
AIM: To determine the levels of circulating soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE), as a biomarker of risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease development in centrally obese (CO) women considered metabolically healthy (COH) in comparison with those metabolically unhealthy (COU). METHODS: 47 lean healthy, 17 COH (presenting waist-to-height ratio ≥0.5 but not elevated blood pressure, atherogenic lipid profile, and insulin resistance), and 50 COU (CO presenting ≥2 risk factors) women aged 40-45 years were included...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400155/histaminergic-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-sedation-in-clozapine-treated-patients
#10
Anssi Solismaa, Olli Kampman, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Niko Seppälä, Merja Viikki, Nina Mononen, Terho Lehtimäki, Esa Leinonen
Sedation is a common adverse effect of clozapine treatment, which may be partly related to clozapine binding to histamine receptors in the central nervous system. The objective of this study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the histaminergic system are associated with sedation in clozapine-treated patients. The study population comprised 237 clozapine-treated, Finnish, Caucasian patients that were diagnosed with schizophrenia and 176 were genotyped using Illumina HumanCoreExome-12 BeadChip...
April 8, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384389/a-bioinspired-organocatalytic-cascade-for-the-selective-oxidation-of-amines-under-air
#11
Martine Largeron, Maurice-Bernard Fleury
A bioinspired organocatalytic cascade reaction for the selective aerobic oxidative cross-coupling of primary amines to imines is described. This approach takes advantages of commercially available pyrogallol monomeric precursor to deliver low loadings of natural purpurogallin in situ, under air. This is further engaged in a catalytic process with the amine substrate affording, under single turnover, the active biomimetic quinonoid organocatalyst and the homocoupled imine intermediate, which is then converted into cross-coupled imine after dynamic transimination...
April 6, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383668/copper-amine-oxidase-8-regulates-arginine-dependent-nitric-oxide-production-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#12
Felicitas Groß, Eva-Esther Rudolf, Björn Thiele, Jörg Durner, Jeremy Astier
Nitric oxide (NO) is a key signaling molecule in plants, regulating a wide range of physiological processes. However, its origin in plants remains unclear. It can be generated from nitrite through a reductive pathway, notably via the action of the nitrate reductase (NR), and evidence suggests an additional oxidative pathway, involving arginine. From an initial screen of potential Arabidopsis thaliana mutants impaired in NO production, we identified copper amine oxidase 8 (CuAO8). Two cuao8 mutant lines displayed a decreased NO production in seedlings after elicitor treatment and salt stress...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376620/bioresponsive-release-system-for-visual-fluorescence-detection-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen-from-mesoporous-silica-nanocontainers-mediated-optical-color-on-quantum-dot-enzyme-impregnated-paper
#13
Zhenli Qiu, Jian Shu, Dianping Tang
An all-in-one paper-based analytical device (PAD) was successfully developed for visual fluorescence detection of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) on CdTe/CdSe quantum dot (QD)-enzyme-impregnated paper by coupling with a bioresponsive controlled-release system from DNA-gated mesoporous silica nanocontainers (MSNs). The assay was carried out in a centrifuge tube by using glucose-loaded MSNs with a CEA aptamer and a QD-enzyme-paper attached on the lid. Initially, single-strand complementary DNA to a CEA aptamer was covalently conjugated to the aminated MSN, and then glucose (enzyme substrate) molecules were gated into the pore with the help of the aptamer...
April 12, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374027/the-reaction-mechanism-of-sarcosine-oxidase-elucidated-using-fmo-and-qm-mm-methods
#14
Yukihiro Abe, Mitsuo Shoji, Yoshiaki Nishiya, Hiroshi Aiba, Takahide Kishimoto, Kazuo Kitaura
Monomeric sarcosine oxidase (MSOX) is a flavoprotein that oxidizes sarcosine to the corresponding imine product and is widely used in clinical diagnostics to test renal function. In the past decade, several experimental studies have been performed to elucidate the underlying mechanism of this oxidation reaction. However, the details of the molecular mechanism remain unknown. In this study, we theoretically examined three possible reaction mechanisms, namely, the single-electron transfer, hydride-transfer, and polar mechanisms, using the fragment molecular orbital (FMO) and mixed quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) methods...
April 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367269/spermidine-oxidation-mediated-degeneration-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-in-rats
#15
Koji Ohashi, Masaaki Kageyama, Katsuhiko Shinomiya, Yukie Fujita-Koyama, Shin-Ichiro Hirai, Osamu Katsuta, Masatsugu Nakamura
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) degeneration is a crucial event in dry age-related macular degeneration and gyrate atrophy. The polyamine spermidine has been shown to induce RPE cell death in vitro. The present study aimed to establish a novel in vivo model of spermidine-induced RPE degeneration and to determine whether spermidine-induced RPE cell death involves oxidative mechanisms. In this study, spermidine caused ARPE-19 cell death in a concentration-dependent manner. This effect was prevented by removal of serum from the culture medium or treatment with amine oxidase inhibitors, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), or aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362875/identification-and-validation-of-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-studies-in-long-yellow-daylily-hemerocallis-citrina-borani
#16
Feifan Hou, Sen Li, Jinyao Wang, Xiuping Kang, Yiqun Weng, Guoming Xing
Gene expression analysis using reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) requires the use of reference gene(s) in the target species. The long yellow daylily, Hemerocallis citrina Baroni. is rich in beneficial secondary metabolites and is considered as a functional vegetable. It is widely cultivated and consumed in East Asian countries. However, reference genes for use in RT-qPCR in H. citrina are not available. In the present study, six potential reference genes, actin (ACT), AP-4 complex subunit (AP4), tubulin (TUB), ubiquitin (UBQ), 18S and 60S ribosomal RNA, were selected and their expression stability in different developmental stages, organs and accessions was evaluated using four statistical software packages (geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper, and RefFinder)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355481/mechanistic-studies-of-an-amine-oxidase-derived-from-d-amino-acid-oxidase
#17
Elizabeth E Trimmer, Udayanga S Wanninayake, Paul F Fitzpatrick
The flavoprotein d-amino acid oxidase has long served as a paradigm for understanding the mechanism of oxidation of amino acids by flavoproteins. Recently, a mutant d-amino acid oxidase (Y228L/R283G) that catalyzed the oxidation of amines rather than amino acids was described [Yasukawa, K., et al. (2014) Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 53, 4428-4431]. We describe here the use of pH and kinetic isotope effects with (R)-α-methylbenzylamine as a substrate to determine whether the mutant enzyme utilizes the same catalytic mechanism as the wild-type enzyme...
April 11, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350101/loxl3-sv2-a-novel-variant-of-human-lysyl-oxidase-like-3-loxl3-functions-as-an-amine-oxidase
#18
Chankyu Jeong, Youngho Kim
Human lysyl oxidase-like 3 (LOXL3) functions as a copper-dependent amine oxidase toward collagen and elastin. The LOXL3 protein contains four scavenger receptor cysteine-rich (SRCR) domains in the N-terminus in addition to the C-terminal characteristic domains of the lysyl oxidase (LOX) family, such as a copper-binding domain, a cytokine receptor‑like domain and residues for the lysyl-tyrosyl quinone cofactor. Using BLASTN searches, we identified a novel variant of LOXL3 (termed LOXL3-sv2), which lacked the sequences corresponding to exons 4 and 5 of LOXL3...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315108/osmolytic-effect-of-sucrose-on-thermal-denaturation-of-pea-seedling-copper-amine-oxidase
#19
Mojtaba Amani, Aboozar Barzegar, Mohammad Mazani
Protein stability is a subject of interest by many researchers. One of the common methods to increase the protein stability is using the osmolytes. Many studies and theories analyzed and explained osmolytic effect by equilibrium thermodynamic while most proteins undergo an irreversible denaturation. In current study we investigated the effect of sucrose as an osmolyte on the thermal denaturation of pea seedlings amine oxidase by the enzyme activity, fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism, and differential scanning calorimetry...
April 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285348/n-adamantyl-4-methylthiazol-2-amine-attenuates-glutamate-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-brain
#20
Seung-Ju Yang, Eun-A Kim, Min-Jun Chang, Jiae Kim, Jung-Min Na, Soo Young Choi, Sung-Woo Cho
In this study, we explored the possible mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective and anti-oxidative effects of N-adamantyl-4-methylthiazol-2-amine (KHG26693) against in vivo glutamate-induced toxicity in the rat cerebral cortex. Our results showed that pretreatment with KHG26693 significantly attenuated glutamate-induced elevation of lipid peroxidation, tumor necrosis factor-α, interferon gamma, IFN-γ, interleukin-1β, nitric oxide, reactive oxygen species, NADPH oxidase, caspase-3, calpain activity, and Bax...
March 11, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
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