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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
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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
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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 16, 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
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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...
November 1, 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
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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)...
October 14, 2016: 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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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 (CRC) synergizes with hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1alpha to promote tumor progression. Here we investigated whether LOX/HIF1 endows CRC cells with full competence for aggressive colonization in bone. We show that a high LOX expression in primary tumors from CRC patients was associated with poor clinical outcome, irrespective of HIF-1...
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
#10
Matic Poberznik, 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, 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...
October 13, 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
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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...
October 11, 2016: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725774/arabidopsis-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-10-family-members-confer-salt-tolerance-through-putrescine-derived-4-aminobutyrate-gaba-production
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Adel Zarei, Christopher P Trobacher, Barry J Shelp
Polyamines represent a potential source of 4-aminobutyrate (GABA) in plants exposed to abiotic stress. Terminal catabolism of putrescine in Arabidopsis thaliana involves amine oxidase and the production of 4-aminobutanal, which is a substrate for NAD(+)-dependent aminoaldehyde dehydrogenase (AMADH). Here, two AMADH homologs were chosen (AtALDH10A8 and AtALDH10A9) as candidates for encoding 4-aminobutanal dehydrogenase activity for GABA synthesis. The two genes were cloned and soluble recombinant proteins were produced in Escherichia coli...
October 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699080/brain-formaldehyde-is-related-to-water-intake-behavior
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Ting Li, Tao Su, Yingge He, Jihui Lu, Weichuan Mo, Yan Wei, Rongqiao He
A promising strategy for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the identification of age-related changes that place the brain at risk for the disease. Additionally, AD is associated with chronic dehydration, and one of the significant changes that are known to result in metabolic dysfunction is an increase in the endogenous formaldehyde (FA) level. Here, we demonstrate that the levels of uric formaldehyde in AD patients were markedly increased compared with normal controls. The brain formaldehyde levels of wild-type C57 BL/6 mice increased with age, and these increases were followed by decreases in their drinking frequency and water intake...
October 2016: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693268/orf7-from-amycolatopsis-orientalis-catalyzes-decarboxylation-of-n-%C3%AE-methylarginine-and-amine-oxidation-of-arginine-biosynthetic-implications
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Natalie L Kingston, Yun Liu, Christopher T Calderone
A key step in the biosynthesis of the polyene polyketide ECO-0501 by Amycolatopsis orientalis ATCC 43491 is thought to involve oxidative decarboxylation of arginine or N(δ)-methylarginine to the corresponding primary amide. This reaction is the centerpiece of a recently identified biosynthetic cassette that generates 4-guanidinobutyryl thioesters to serve as starter units for polyketide synthesis. We examined the reaction of ORF7, the predicted ECO-0501 biosynthetic decarboxylase, with arginine, and saw no evidence of decarboxylation...
September 29, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666509/a-novel-missense-mutation-in-the-nadph-binding-domain-of-cybb-abolishes-the-nadph-oxidase-activity-in-a-male-patient-with-increased-susceptibility-to-infections
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Taj Ali Khan, Kalsoom Kalsoom, Asif Iqbal, Huma Asif, Hazir Rahman, Syed Omar Farooq, Hassan Naveed, Umar Nasir, Muhammad Usman Amin, Mubashir Hussain, Hamid Nawaz Tipu, Andrei Florea
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immunodeficiency caused by mutations in the five structural genes (CYBB, CYBA, NCF1, NCF2, and NCF4) that typically results in a decrease in function or inability to generate a respiratory burst, leading to defective killing of pathogens, including fungi and intracellular bacteria. Mutations in CYBB, encoding the gp91phox (also known as NOX2) result in X-linked CGD account for approximately 65% of CGD cases. Here, we aimed the characterization of a novel missense mutation c...
September 23, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650729/neurochemical-binding-profiles-of-novel-indole-and-benzofuran-mdma-analogues
#16
Jakob A Shimshoni, Ilan Winkler, Ezekiel Golan, David Nutt
3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in numerous clinical trials. In the present study, we have characterized the neurochemical binding profiles of three MDMA-benzofuran analogues (1-(benzofuran-5-yl)-propan-2-amine, 5-APB; 1-(benzofuran-6-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine, 6-MAPB; 1-(benzofuran-5-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine, 5-MAPB) and one MDMA-indole analogue (1-(1H-indol-5-yl)-2-methylamino-propan-1-ol, 5-IT). These compounds were screened as potential second-generation anti-PTSD drugs, against a battery of human and non-human receptors, transporters, and enzymes, and their potencies as 5-HT2 receptor agonist and monoamine uptake inhibitors determined...
September 20, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648606/origin-of-stereoselectivity-and-substrate-ligand-recognition-in-an-fad-dependent-r-selective-amine-oxidase
#17
Shogo Nakano, Kazuyuki Yasukawa, Takaki Tokiwa, Takeshi Ishikawa, Erika Ishitsubo, Naoya Matsuo, Sohei Ito, Hiroaki Tokiwa, Yasuhisa Asano
Elucidation of the molecular mechanism of amine oxidases (AOx) will help to extend their reactivity by rational design and their application to deracemization of various amine compounds. To date, several studies have been performed on S-selective AOx, but relatively few have focused on R-selective AOx. In this study, we sought to elucidate the mechanism of pkAOx, an R-selective AOx that we designed by introducing the Y228L and R283G mutations into d-amino acid oxidase from pig kidney. Four crystal structures of the substrate-bound protein and first-principles calculations based on the correlated fragment molecular orbital (FMO) indicated that two aromatic residues, Tyr224 and Phe242, form stable π-π stacking interaction with substrates...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637883/selection-of-amine-oxidizing-dairy-lactic-acid-bacteria-enzyme-and-gene-involved-in-the-decrease-of-biogenic-amines
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Rosa Guarcello, Maria De Angelis, Luca Settanni, Sabino Formiglio, Raimondo Gaglio, Fabio Minervini, Giancarlo Moschetti, Marco Gobbetti
: Accumulation of biogenic amines (BAs) in cheese and other foods is a matter of public health concern. This study aimed at identifying enzyme activities responsible for BAs degradation in lactic acid bacteria, which were previously isolated from traditional Sicilian and Apulian cheeses. Selected strains would control the concentration of BAs during cheese manufacture. First, 431 isolates, not showing genes encoding for decarboxylases responsible for BA formation, were selected using PCR-based methods...
September 16, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634040/activity-dependent-regulation-of-histone-lysine-demethylase-kdm1a-by-a-putative-thiol-disulfide-switch
#19
Emily L Ricq, Jacob M Hooker, Stephen J Haggarty
Lysine demethylation of proteins such as histones is catalyzed by several classes of enzymes, including the FAD-dependent amine oxidases KDM1A/B. The KDM1 family is homologous to the mitochondrial monoamine oxidases MAO-A/B and produces hydrogen peroxide in the nucleus as a byproduct of demethylation. Here, we show KDM1A is highly thiol-reactive in vitro and in cellular models. Enzyme activity is potently and reversibly inhibited by the drug disulfiram and by hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide produced by KDM1A catalysis reduces thiol labeling and inactivates demethylase activity over time...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619911/milestones-and-recent-discoveries-on-cell-death-mediated-by-mitochondria-and-their-interactions-with-biologically-active-amines
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Silvia Grancara, Shinji Ohkubo, Marco Artico, Mauro Ciccariello, Sabrina Manente, Marcantonio Bragadin, Antonio Toninello, Enzo Agostinelli
Mitochondria represent cell "powerhouses," being involved in energy transduction from the electrochemical gradient to ATP synthesis. The morphology of their cell types may change, according to various metabolic processes or osmotic pressure. A new morphology of the inner membrane and mitochondrial cristae, significantly different from the previous one, has been proposed for the inner membrane and mitochondrial cristae, based on the technique of electron tomography. Mitochondrial Ca(2+) transport (the transporter has been isolated) generates reactive oxygen species and induces the mitochondrial permeability transition of both inner and outer mitochondrial membranes, leading to induction of necrosis and apoptosis...
October 2016: Amino Acids
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