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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080034/the-mechanism-of-the-flavoprotein-6-hydroxy-l-nicotine-oxidase-ph-and-solvent-isotope-effects-and-identification-of-key-active-site-residues
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Paul F Fitzpatrick, Fatemeh Chadegani, Shengnan Zhang, Vi Dougherty
The flavoenzyme L-6-hydroxynicotine oxidase (LHNO) is a member of the monoamine oxidase family that catalyzes the oxidation of (S)-6-hydroxynicotine to 6-hydroxypseudooxynicotine during microbial catabolism of nicotine. While the enzyme has long been understood to catalyze oxidation of carbon-carbon bond, it has recently been shown to catalyze oxidation of a carbon-nitrogen bond (Fitzpatrick et al., Biochemistry 55, 697-703). The effects of pH and mutagenesis of active site residues have now been utilized to study the mechanism and the roles of active site residues...
January 12, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068215/tibeticola-sediminis-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-thermophilic-bacterium-isolated-from-hot-spring
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Inam Ullah Khan, Firasat Hussain, Ye Tian, Neeli Habib, Wen-Dong Xian, Zhao Jiang, Arshia Amin, Chang-Guo Yuan, En-Min Zhou, Xiao-Yang Zhi, Wen-Jun Li
Two closely related thermophilic bacterial strains, designated YIM 73013T and YIM 73008 were isolated from a sediment sample collected from a hot spring in Tibet, western Tibet province, China. Taxonomic positions of the two isolates were investigated using a polyphasic approach. The novel isolates were Gram-staining negative, aerobic, short rod shaped and motile by means of a polar flagellum. They were oxidase and catalase positive and were able to grow at 30-55 °C (optimum, 37-45 °C), pH 6.0-8.0 (optimum, pH 7...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067251/analgesic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-the-novel-semicarbazide-sensitive-amine-oxidase-inhibitor-szv-1287-in-chronic-arthritis-models-of-the-mouse
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Ádám Horváth, Awt Menghis, Bálint Botz, Éva Borbély, Ágnes Kemény, Valéria Tékus, Janka Zsófia Csepregi, Attila Mócsai, Tamás Juhász, Róza Zákány, Dóra Bogdán, Péter Mátyus, Julie Keeble, Erika Pintér, Zsuzsanna Helyes
Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) catalyses oxidative deamination of primary amines. Since there is no data about its function in pain and arthritis mechanisms, we investigated the effects of our novel SSAO inhibitor SzV-1287 in chronic mouse models of joint inflammation. Effects of SzV-1287 (20 mg/kg i.p./day) were investigated in the K/BxN serum-transfer and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-evoked active immunization models compared to the reference SSAO inhibitor LJP-1207. Mechanonociception was assessed by aesthesiometry, oedema by plethysmometry, clinical severity by scoring, joint function by grid test, myeloperoxidase activity by luminescence, vascular leakage by fluorescence in vivo imaging, histopathological changes by semiquantitative evaluation, and cytokines by Luminex assay...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052533/what-a-difference-a-methyl-group-makes-the-selectivity-of-monoamine-oxidase-b-towards-histamine-and-n-methylhistamine
#4
Aleksandra Maršavelski, Robert Vianello
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzymes catalyze the degradation of a very broad range of biogenic and dietary amines including many neurotransmitters in the brain, whose imbalance is extensively linked with the biochemical pathology of various neurological disorders. Although sharing around 70% sequence identity, both MAO A and B isoforms differ in substrate affinities and inhibitor sensitivities. Inhibitors that act on MAO A are used to treat depression, due to their ability to raise serotonin concentrations, while MAO B inhibitors decrease dopamine degradation and improve motor control in patients with Parkinson disease...
January 3, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024102/elevated-ischaemia-associated-lysyl-oxidase-activity-in-delayed-graft-failure-6-12%C3%A2-months-after-renal-transplantation
#5
Zhi Chen, Yiyang Li, Hongmei Xu, Fuzhe Ma, Jia Li, Lei Zhao, Ying Xu
What is the central question of this study? What potential biochemical changes are associated with renal parenchyma 6-12 months after renal transplantation and delayed graft failure? What is the main finding and its importance? Tissue fibrosis, mediated by tissue ischaemia-induced induction of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α and fibronectin and consequent activation of lysyl oxidase, is a major underlying pathophysiological mechanism that contributes to delayed graft failure several months after renal transplantation...
November 7, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008798/risk-assessment-of-dietary-exposure-to-tryptamine-for-the-austrian-population
#6
Nadja Wüst, Elke Rauscher-Gabernig, Johann Steinwider, Friedrich Bauer, Peter Paulsen
Tryptamine acts as a neuromodulator and vasoactive agent in the human body. Dose-response data on dietary tryptamine are scarce and neither a toxicological threshold value nor tolerable levels in foods have been established so far. This paper reviews dose-response characteristics and toxicological effects of tryptamine as well as tryptamine contents in food, estimates dietary exposure of Austrian consumers, and calculates risk-based maximum tolerable limits for food categories. A dose without effect of 8 mg kg(-1) body weight day(-1) was derived from literature data...
December 23, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998194/use-of-monoamine-oxidase-inhibitors-in-chronic-neurodegeneration
#7
Peter Riederer, Thomas Müller
Neurotransmission by biogenic monoamines is important for brain function. Biogenic amine turnover employs the enzymes catechol-O-methyltransferase and monoamine oxidase in neuronal and glial cells. Inhibition of these enzymes elevates biogenic amine levels in the synaptic cleft. Subtype selectivity of inhibition is lost during long-term use of 'selective' monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Areas covered: This narrative review discusses use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors in the context with chronic neurodegeneration...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991414/a-description-of-echinorhynchus-baeri-kostylew-1928-acanthocephala-echinorhynchidae-from-salmo-trutta-in-turkey-with-notes-on-synonymy-geographical-origins-geological-history-molecular-profile-and-x-ray-microanalysis
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Omar M Amin, Richard A Heckmann, R Paul Evans, Yahya Tepe
A population of Echinorhynchus baeri Kostylew, 1928 with 18-24 rows of 8-10 proboscis hooks each and long fusiform eggs measuring 95-110 × 18-22 μm collected from Salmo trutta (Salmonidae) in a branch of the Murat River in Turkey is described and specimens are designated as neotype. Specimens of two similar populations of E. baeri (E. baeri Kostylew, 1928 and E. sevani Dinnik, 1932) were previously described from Salmo ischchan in Lake Sevan, Armenia. Waters of Lake Sevan and the Murat River were previously joined during the Middle Miocene-Pliocene...
2016: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977122/comparative-analysis-of-the-neurochemical-profile-and-mao-inhibition-properties-of-n-furan-2-ylmethyl-n-methylprop-2-yn-1-amine
#9
Philippe De Deurwaerdère, Claudia Binda, Rémi Corne, Cosima Leone, Aurora Valeri, Massimo Valoti, Rona R Ramsay, Yagamare Fall, José Marco-Contelles
The regulation of brain monoamine levels is paramount for cognitive functions, and the monoamine oxidase (MAO A and B) enzymes play a central role in these processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the procognitive properties exerted by propargylamine N-(furan-2-ylmethyl)-N-methylprop-2-yn-1-amine (F2MPA) are related to changes in monoamine content via MAO inhibition. In vivo microdialysis and ex vivo amine metabolite measurement demonstrated region-specific alterations in monoamine metabolism that differ from both of the classic MAO A and MAO B inhibitors, clorgyline and l-deprenyl, respectively...
December 30, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924150/increasing-n-butanol-production-with-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by-optimizing-acetyl-coa-synthesis-nadh-levels-and-trans-2-enoyl-coa-reductase-expression
#10
Virginia Schadeweg, Eckhard Boles
BACKGROUND: n-Butanol can serve as an excellent gasoline substitute. Naturally, it is produced by some Clostridia species which, however, exhibit only limited suitability for industrial n-butanol production. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae would be an ideal host due to its high robustness in fermentation processes. Nevertheless, n-butanol yields and titers obtained so far with genetically engineered yeast strains are only low. RESULTS: In our recent work, we showed that n-butanol production via a clostridial acetoacetyl-CoA-derived pathway in engineered yeast was limited by the availability of coenzyme A (CoA) and cytosolic acetyl-CoA...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893774/multivalent-interactions-of-human-primary-amine-oxidase-with-the-v-and-c22-domains-of-sialic-acid-binding-immunoglobulin-like-lectin-9-regulate-its-binding-and-amine-oxidase-activity
#11
Heli Elovaara, Vimal Parkash, Ruth Fair-Mäkelä, Outi M H Salo-Ahen, Gabriela Guédez, Eva Bligt-Lindén, Janne Grönholm, Sirpa Jalkanen, Tiina A Salminen
Sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin-9 (Siglec-9) on leukocyte surface is a counter-receptor for endothelial cell surface adhesin, human primary amine oxidase (hAOC3), a target protein for anti-inflammatory agents. This interaction can be used to detect inflammation and cancer in vivo, since the labeled peptides derived from the second C2 domain (C22) of Siglec-9 specifically bind to the inflammation-inducible hAOC3. As limited knowledge on the interaction between Siglec-9 and hAOC3 has hampered both hAOC3-targeted drug design and in vivo imaging applications, we have now produced and purified the extracellular region of Siglec-9 (Siglec-9-EC) consisting of the V, C21 and C22 domains, modeled its 3D structure and characterized the hAOC3-Siglec-9 interactions using biophysical methods and activity/inhibition assays...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851736/an-oxidative-n-demethylase-reveals-pas-transition-from-ubiquitous-sensor-to-enzyme
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Mary Ortmayer, Pierre Lafite, Binuraj R K Menon, Tewes Tralau, Karl Fisher, Lukas Denkhaus, Nigel S Scrutton, Stephen E J Rigby, Andrew W Munro, Sam Hay, David Leys
The universal Per-ARNT-Sim (PAS) domain functions as a signal transduction module involved in sensing diverse stimuli such as small molecules, light, redox state and gases. The highly evolvable PAS scaffold can bind a broad range of ligands, including haem, flavins and metal ions. However, although these ligands can support catalytic activity, to our knowledge no enzymatic PAS domain has been found. Here we report characterization of the first PAS enzyme: a haem-dependent oxidative N-demethylase. Unrelated to other amine oxidases, this enzyme contains haem, flavin mononucleotide, 2Fe-2S and tetrahydrofolic acid cofactors, and specifically catalyses the NADPH-dependent oxidation of dimethylamine...
November 24, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822966/mitochondrial-dna-phylogeny-of-camel-spiders-arachnida-solifugae-from-iran
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Hassan Maddahi, Mahsa Khazanehdari, Mansour Aliabadian, Haji Gholi Kami, Amin Mirshamsi, Omid Mirshamsi
In the present study, the mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of five solifuge families of Iran is presented using phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase, subunit 1 (COI) sequence data. Moreover, we included available representatives from seven families from GenBank to examine the genetic distance between Old and New World taxa and test the phylogenetic relationships among more solifuge families. Phylogenetic relationships were reconstructed based on the two most probabilistic methods, Maximum Likelihood (ML) and Bayesian inference (BI) approaches...
November 8, 2016: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815088/-13-c-kinetic-isotope-effects-on-the-reaction-of-a-flavin-amine-oxidase-determined-from-whole-molecule-isotope-effects
#14
José R Tormos, Marina B Suarez, Paul F Fitzpatrick
A large number of flavoproteins catalyze the oxidation of amines. Because of the importance of these enzymes in metabolism, their mechanisms have previously been studied using deuterium, nitrogen, and solvent isotope effects. While these results have been valuable for computational studies to distinguish among proposed mechanisms, a measure of the change at the reacting carbon has been lacking. We describe here the measurement of a (13)C kinetic isotope effect for a representative amine oxidase, polyamine oxidase...
December 15, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802225/urine-formaldehyde-predicts-cognitive-impairment-in-post-stroke-dementia-and%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Zhiqian Tong, Weishan Wang, Wenhong Luo, Jihui Lv, Hui Li, Hongjun Luo, Jianping Jia, Rongqiao He
Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) was first described over 100 years ago, there is still no suitable biomarker for diagnosing AD in easily collectable samples (e.g., blood plasma, saliva, and urine). Here, we investigated the relationship between morning urine formaldehyde concentration and cognitive impairment in patients with post-stroke dementia (PSD) or AD in this cross-sectional survey for 7 years. Cognitive abilities of the study participants (n = 577, four groups: 231 controls, 61 stroke, 65 PSD, and 220 AD) were assessed by Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778232/a-computational-systems-biology-approach-for-identifying-candidate-drugs-for-repositioning-for-cardiovascular-disease
#16
Alvin Z Yu, Stephen A Ramsey
We report an in silico method to screen for receptors or pathways that could be targeted to elicit beneficial transcriptional changes in a cellular model of a disease of interest. In our method, we integrate: (1) a dataset of transcriptome responses of a cell line to a panel of drugs; (2) two sets of genes for the disease; and (3) mappings between drugs and the receptors or pathways that they target. We carried out a gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) test for each of the two gene sets against a list of genes ordered by fold-change in response to a drug in a relevant cell line (HL60), with the overall score for a drug being the difference of the two enrichment scores...
October 24, 2016: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766585/anatomical-distribution-of-primary-amine-oxidase-activity-in-four-adipose-depots-and-plasma-of-severely-obese-women-with-or-without-a-dysmetabolic-profile
#17
Christian Carpéné, Francisco Les, Mounia Hasnaoui, Simon Biron, Picard Marceau, Denis Richard, Jean Galitzky, Denis R Joanisse, Pascale Mauriège
Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO), identical to primary amine oxidase or vascular adhesion protein-1, is a membrane enzyme that generates hydrogen peroxide. SSAO is highly expressed at the adipocyte surface, and its plasma levels increase with type 2 diabetes. Since visceral adipose tissue (AT) is more tightly associated with obesity complications than subcutaneous (SC) abdominal fat, we compared SSAO activity in plasma and 4 distinct AT locations in 48 severely obese women (body mass index (BMI), averaging 54 ± 11 kg/m(2)), with or without a dysmetabolic profile...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742687/lysyl-oxidase-is-a-strong-determinant-of-tumor-cell-colonization-in-bone
#18
Caroline Reynaud, Laura Ferreras, Paola Di Mauro, Casina Kan, Martine Croset, Edith Bonnelye, Floriane Pez, Clémence Thomas, Géraldine Aimont, Antoine E Karnoub, Marie Brevet, Philippe Clezardin
Lysyl oxidase (LOX) is a secreted copper-dependent amine oxidase whose primary function is to drive collagen crosslinking and extracellular matrix stiffness. LOX in colorectal cancer synergizes with hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) to promote tumor progression. Here we investigated whether LOX/HIF1 endows colorectal cancer cells with full competence for aggressive colonization in bone. We show that a high LOX expression in primary tumors from patients with colorectal cancer was associated with poor clinical outcome, irrespective of HIF-1 In addition, LOX was expressed by tumor cells in the bone marrow from colorectal cancer patients with bone metastases...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734680/empirical-valence-bond-simulations-of-the-hydride-transfer-step-in-the-monoamine-oxidase-a-catalyzed-metabolism-of-noradrenaline
#19
Matic Poberžnik, Miha Purg, Matej Repič, Janez Mavri, Robert Vianello
Monoamine oxidases (MAOs) A and B are flavoenzymes responsible for the metabolism of biogenic amines, such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline (NA), which is why they have been extensively implicated in the etiology and course of various neurodegenerative disorders and, accordingly, used as primary pharmacological targets to treat these debilitating cognitive diseases. The precise chemical mechanism through which MAOs regulate the amine concentration, which is vital for the development of novel inhibitors, is still not unambiguously determined in the literature...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730318/streptomyces-caldifontis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-hot-water-spring-of-tatta-pani-kotli-pakistan
#20
Arshia Amin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Nauman Khalid, Ghenijan Osman, Inam Ullah Khan, Min Xiao, Wen-Jun Li
A Gram-staining positive, non-motile, rod-shaped, catalase positive and oxidase negative bacterium, designated NCCP-1331(T), was isolated from a hot water spring soil collected from Tatta Pani, Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. The isolate grew at a temperature range of 18-40 °C (optimum 30 °C), pH 6.0-9.0 (optimum 7.0) and with 0-6 % NaCl (optimum 2 % NaCl (w/v)). The phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain NCCP-1331(T) belonged to the genus Streptomyces and is closely related to Streptomyces brevispora BK160(T) with 97...
January 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
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