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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338341/natural-product-inhibitors-of-carbonic-anhydrase-i-and-ii-isoenzymes-osajin-and-pomiferin
#1
Esra Dilek, Hüseyin Serkan Erol, Ahmet Cakir, Murat Koc, Mesut Bünyami Halici
The aim of this study is to purify carbonic anhydrase I and II isoenzymes from human erythrocyte, isolate two natural products osajin (OSJ) and pomiferin (PMF) from Maclura pomifera fruits, and evaluate the in vitro effect of these natural metabolites on these isoenzymes. These natural products may be used as starting points for drug discovery (like drugs used in several therapeutic applications, including antiglaucoma activity). For the purification procedure, the Sepharose-4B-l-tyrosine-sulphonamide affinity chromatography was used...
March 24, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330122/production-purification-and-characterization-of-a-thermotolerant-alkaline-serine-protease-from-a-novel-species-bacillus-caseinilyticus
#2
Thirumala Mothe, Vishnuvardhan Reddy Sultanpuram
Alkaline proteases are important enzymes in many industrial applications, especially as additives in laundry detergent industry. Though there are a number of Bacillus species which are reported to be producing proteases, the efficiency of a protease produced by a novel strain has to be studied in comparison to the others. Hence, in this study, an alkaline serine protease produced by a novel species Bacillus caseinilyticus was purified and characterized for its possible usage in detergent industry. Ammonium sulphate, dialysis and DEAE column chromatographic methods were used for purification of the isolated alkaline protease...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327752/umbrella-sampling-molecular-dynamics-simulations-reveal-concerted-ion-movement-through-g-quadruplex-dna-channels
#3
Parisa Akhshi, Gang Wu
We have applied the umbrella sampling (US) method in all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to obtain potential of mean force (PMF) profiles for ion transport through three representative G-quadruplex DNA channels: [d(TG4T)]4, [d(G3T4G4)]2, and d[G4(T4G4)3]. The US MD results are in excellent agreement with those obtained previously with the adaptive biasing force (ABF) method. We then utilized the unique features in the US MD method to investigate multi-ion effects in [d(G3T4G4)]2 and discovered that the concerted ion movement is crucial for fully explaining the unusual experimental results on ion movement in this particular G-quadruplex system...
March 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325608/particulate-waste-outflow-from-fish-farming-cages-how-much-is-uneaten-feed
#4
M Ballester-Moltó, P Sanchez-Jerez, J Cerezo-Valverde, F Aguado-Giménez
Particulate wastes drive benthic organic enrichment from cage fish farming. Differentiation between faeces and uneaten feed estimates at cage level are of great value to both economize the feeding process and reduce waste. This study estimates the particulate waste outflowing cages at different depths and orientations, and the wasted feed component by combining in situ measurements and modelling. Particulate matter flux (PMF) was greater vertically through the cage bottoms (60.89%), but lateral outflow was also substantial (39...
March 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314843/quantitative-proteome-heterogeneity-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-subtypes-and-association-with-jak2-mutation-status
#5
Nuria Socoro-Yuste, Cokic Vladan P, Julie Mondet, Isabelle Plo, Pascal Mossuz
Apart from well-known genetic abnormalities, several studies have reported variations in protein expression in Philadelphia negative (Ph-) Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) patients that could contribute towards their clinical phenotype. In this context, a quantitative mass spectrometry proteomics protocol was used to identify differences in the granulocyte proteome with the goal to characterize the pathogenic role of aberrant protein expression in MPNs. LC MS/MS (LTQ Orbitrap) coupled to iTRAQ labeling showed significant and quantitative differences in protein content among various MPN subtypes [polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF)], and according to the genetic status of JAK2 (JAK2V617F presence and JAK2V617F allele burden)...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314477/extraction-of-nobiletin-from-citrus-unshiu-peels-by-supercritical-fluid-and-its-cre-mediated-transcriptional-activity
#6
Chisato Oba, Masaki Ota, Koichiro Nomura, Hironori Fujiwara, Jiro Takito, Yoshiyuki Sato, Yasushi Ohizumi, Hiroshi Inomata
BACKGROUND: Polymethoxyflavone (PMF) is one of bioactive compounds in Citrus Unshiu and included mainly in the peels rather than the fruits, seeds and leaves. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: Supercritical CO2 extraction is one candidate for selective extraction of polymethoxyflavone and in this study, supercritical CO2 extraction with/without ethanol entrainer from Citrus Unshiu peels was examined at a temperature of 333K and a pressure of 30MPa. METHODS: CRE (cyclic AMP response element)-mediated transcriptional assay was examined by using the extracts from supercritical fluid extraction...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299594/dissecting-pistil-responses-to-incompatible-and-compatible-pollen-in-self-incompatibility-brassica-oleracea-using-comparative-proteomics
#7
Jing Zeng, Qiguo Gao, Songmei Shi, Xiaoping Lian, Richard Converse, Hecui Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Xuesong Ren, Song Chen, Liquan Zhu
Angiosperms have developed self-incompatibility (SI) systems to reject self-pollen, thereby promoting outcrossing. The Brassicaceae belongs to typical sporophytic system, having a single S-locus controlled SI response, and was chosen as a model system to study SI-related intercellular signal transduction. In this regard, the downstream factor of EXO70A1 was unknown. Here, protein two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) method and coupled with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization/time of flight of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF -MS) and peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) was used to further explore the mechanism of SI responses in Brassica oleracea L...
March 16, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297603/improving-the-efficiency-of-non-equilibrium-sampling-in-the-aqueous-environment-via-implicit-solvent-simulations
#8
Hui Liu, Fu Chen, Huiyong Sun, Dan Li, Tingjun Hou
By means of estimators based on non-equilibrium work, equilibrium free energy differences or potentials of mean force (PMFs) of a system of interest can be computed from biased molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The approach, however, is often plagued by slow conformational sampling and poor convergence, especially when the solvent effects are taken into account. Here, as a possible way to alleviate the problem, several widely used implicit-solvent models, which are derived from the analytic generalized Born (GB) equation and implemented in the AMBER suite of programs, were employed in free energy calculations based on non-equilibrium work and evaluated for their abilities to emulate explicit water...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292290/comparison-of-the-direct-and-indirect-reduction-techniques-during-the-surgical-management-of-posterior-malleolar-fractures
#9
Hong-Fei Shi, Jin Xiong, Yi-Xin Chen, Jun-Fei Wang, Xu-Sheng Qiu, Jie Huang, Xue-Yang Gui, Si-Yuan Wen, Yin-He Wang
BACKGROUND: The optimal method for the reduction and fixation of posterior malleolar fracture (PMF) remains inconclusive. Currently, both of the indirect and direct reduction techniques are widely used. We aimed to compare the reduction quality and clinical outcome of posterior malleolar fracture managed with the direct reduction technique through posterolateral approach or the indirect reduction technique using ligamentotaxis. METHODS: Patients with a PMF involving over 25% of the articular surface were recruited and assigned to the direct reduction (DR) group or the indirect reduction (IR) group...
March 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284133/monitoring-and-source-apportionment-of-trace-elements-in-pm2-5-implications-for-local-air-quality-management
#10
Yueyan Li, Miao Chang, Shanshan Ding, Shiwen Wang, Dun Ni, Hongtao Hu
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) samples were collected simultaneously every hour in Beijing between April 2014 and April 2015 at five sites. Thirteen trace elements (TEs) in PM2.5 were analyzed by online X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The annual average PM2.5 concentrations ranged from 76.8 to 102.7 μg m(-3). TEs accounted for 5.9%-8.7% of the total PM2.5 mass with Cl, S, K, and Si as the most dominant elements. Spearman correlation coefficients of PM2.5 or TE concentrations between the background site and other sites showed that PM2...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279531/ambient-pm2-5-in-the-residential-area-near-industrial-complexes-spatiotemporal-variation-source-apportionment-and-health-impact
#11
Chin-Yu Hsu, Hung-Che Chiang, Mu-Jean Chen, Chun-Yu Chuang, Chao-Ming Tsen, Guor-Cheng Fang, Ying-I Tsai, Nai-Tzu Chen, Tzu-Yu Lin, Sheng-Lun Lin, Yu-Cheng Chen
This study systemically investigated the ambient PM2.5 (n=108) with comprehensive analyses of the chemical composition, identification of the potential contributors, and estimation of the resultant respiratory physician visits in the residential regions near energy-consuming and high-polluting industries in central Taiwan. The positive matrix fraction (PMF) model with chemical profiles of trace metals, water-soluble ions, and organic/elemental carbons (OC/EC) was applied to quantify the potential sources of PM2...
March 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279427/finite-element-analysis-of-the-three-different-posterior-malleolus-fixation-strategies-in-relation-to-different-fracture-sizes
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Adeel Anwar, Decheng Lv, Zhi Zhao, Zhen Zhang, Ming Lu, Muhammad Umar Nazir, Wasim Qasim
PURPOSE: Appropriate fixation method for the posterior malleolar fractures (PMF) according to the fracture size is still not clear. Aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of the different fixation methods used for fixation of PMF by finite element analysis (FEA) and to compare the effect of fixation constructs on the size of the fracture computationally. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three dimensional model of the tibia was reconstructed from computed tomography (CT) images...
February 20, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274171/differential-representation-of-liver-proteins-in-obese-human-subjects-suggests-novel-biomarkers-and-promising-targets-for-drug-development-in-obesity
#13
Simonetta Caira, Antonio Iannelli, Rosaria Sciarrillo, Gianluca Picariello, Giovanni Renzone, Andrea Scaloni, Pietro Addeo
The proteome of liver biopsies from human obese (O) subjects has been compared to those of nonobese (NO) subjects using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). Differentially represented proteins were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS)-based peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) and nanoflow-liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray-tandem mass spectrometry (nLC-ESI-MS/MS). Overall, 61 gene products common to all of the liver biopsies were identified within 65 spots, among which 25 ones were differently represented between O and NO subjects...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273187/-the-role-of-driver-and-subclonal-mutations-in-pathogenesis-of-primary-myelofibrosis
#14
Réka Mózes, Ambrus Gángó, Zsófia Boha, Judit Csomor, Csaba Bödör
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a Philadelphia chromosome negative, clonal myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by a progressive nature. Morphologically, the bone marrow biopsy shows features of abnormal proliferation of terminally differentiated megakaryocytes and subsequent bone marrow fibrosis. The molecular landscape of PMF includes phenotypic driver mutations (JAK2 V617F, CALR and MPL) which represent major diagnostic criteria, and subclonal mutations that also occur in several other myeloid diseases, but have a prognostic value in disease progression of MF...
March 8, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272004/surgical-outcomes-post-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-stage-iv-cancers-of-oral-cavity
#15
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AIM: To know the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on surgical outcomes (R1 resections, post-operative complications, recurrence and follow up) in Stage IV borderline operable cancers of oral cavity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients in group A (n=45) were those who were referred for neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with an intention to operate at a later date. These were compared with 45 patients of group B who were operated upfront. All 90 patients have stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261298/fas-fasl-gene-polymorphisms-in-turkish-patients-with-chronic-myeloproliferative-disorders
#16
Fusun Gediz Ozdemirkiran, Sinem Nalbantoglu, Zafer Gokgoz, Bahriye Kadriye Payzin, Filiz Vural, Seckin Cagirgan, Afig Berdeli
INTRODUCTION: Chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD) are chronic myeloid hematological disorders, characterized by increased myeloid cell proliferation and fibrosis. Impaired apoptotic mechanisms, increased cell proliferation, uncontrolled hematopoietic cell proliferation and myeloaccumulation may contribute to the pathogenesis of CMPD. The aim of our study was to show the possible role of FAS/FASL gene polymorphisms in CMPD pathogenesis and investigate the association with clinical parameters and susceptibility to disease...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260382/fast-separation-and-sensitive-quantitation-of-polymethoxylated-flavonoids-in-the-peels-of-citrus-using-uplc-q-tof-ms
#17
Tian Tian Xing, Xi Juan Zhao, Yi Dan Zhang, Yuan Fang Li
A rapid, sensitive and efficient ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS) method has been developed to analyze polymethoxylated flavonoids (PMFs) in 14 Citrus peels, including 7 Citrus reticulata (C. reticulata) and 7 Citrus Sinensis (C. sinensis). In this study, fast separation can be achieved within 12 minutes and 42 PMFs have been undoubtedly or tentatively identified including 33 flavones and 9 flavanones. Most C. reticulata were shown to contain more than 20 PMFs, except Guangxihongpisuanju (GX) containing only 12 PMFs...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260027/pstat5-and-erk-exhibit-different-expression-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Ewa Wiśniewska-Chudy, Łukasz Szylberg, Grzegorz Dworacki, Ewa Mizera-Nyczak, Andrzej Marszałek
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal hematopoietic progenitor cell disorders characterized by the proliferation of one or more hematopoietic lineages. The classical MPNs include polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) entities. These disorders are characterized by bone marrow morphology typical for each disease, and by the presence of JAK2V617F mutation in the marrow and blood. However, JAK2V617F cannot account for the phenotypic heterogeneity of MPNs because approximately half of all cases of ET and PMF show no evidence of this molecular marker...
February 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259826/medical-management-of-extensive-arterial-thromboembolism-in-a-patient-with-essential-thrombocythemia-and-warfarin-failure
#19
Aisha K Ahmed, Alicia Youssef, Nedaa Skeik
Chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD) share a stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation. This group of disorders includes essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF), with the respective features of thrombocytosis, erythrocytosis, and bone marrow fibrosis(1). These disorders can be associated with genetic mutations affecting protein tyrosine kinases, resulting in different configurations of abnormal signal transduction. The Janus tyrosine kinase 2 (JAK2) mutation can be used as a key diagnostic tool for diagnosing MPDs, specifically, ET, PV, and PMF(2)...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258485/source-apportionment-of-pm10-bound-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-by-positive-matrix-factorization-in-c%C3%A3-rdoba-city-argentina
#20
Ana C Amarillo, Ana C Mateos, Hebe Carreras
The composition and concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) adsorbed on particles smaller than 10 microns (PM10) were analyzed in an urban area during a 2-year period from August 2011 to August 2013. Diagnostic ratios (DR) and positive matrix factorization (PMF) were employed to assess emission sources. To discount weather influence, a multiple linear regression model was generated and also a photodecomposition index was calculated for each sample. Despite the fact that mean PM10 levels showed a similar pattern all around the year, majority of PAHs showed higher concentrations during the cold than the warm period, indicating a strong seasonal variation...
March 3, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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