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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639360/the-mechanism-of-coupling-between-oxido-reduction-and-proton-translocation-in-respiratory-chain-enzymes
#1
Sergio Papa, Giuseppe Capitanio, Francesco Papa
The respiratory chain of mitochondria and bacteria is made up of a set of membrane-associated enzyme complexes which catalyse sequential, stepwise transfer of reducing equivalents from substrates to oxygen and convert redox energy into a transmembrane protonmotive force (PMF) by proton translocation from a negative (N) to a positive (P) aqueous phase separated by the coupling membrane. There are three basic mechanisms by which a membrane-associated redox enzyme can generate a PMF. These are membrane anisotropic arrangement of the primary redox catalysis with: (i) vectorial electron transfer by redox metal centres from the P to the N side of the membrane; (ii) hydrogen transfer by movement of quinones across the membrane, from a reduction site at the N side to an oxidation site at the P side; (iii) a different type of mechanism based on co-operative allosteric linkage between electron transfer at the metal redox centres and transmembrane electrogenic proton translocation by apoproteins...
June 21, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629701/a-polymethoxyflavone-mixture-extracted-from-orange-peels-mainly-containing-nobiletin-3-3-4-5-6-7-8-heptamethoxyflavone-and-tangeretin-suppresses-melanogenesis-through-the-acidification-of-cell-organelles-including-melanosomes
#2
Norihiro Yoshizaki, Ron Hashizume, Hitoshi Masaki
BACKGROUND: Skin color is determined by melanin contents and its distribution. Melanin is synthesized in melanosomes of melanocytes, catalyzed by tyrosinase, melanogenic enzymes. Regarding the process of melanin synthesis, melanosomal pH is considered to play an important role, because it has been reported to differ between Caucasian and Black melanocytes. OBJECTIVE: Although polymethoxyflavone (PMF) has many beneficial effects, it has not been reported which PMF suppresses melanogenesis...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622624/primary-myelofibrosis-older-age-and-high-jak2v617f-allele-burden-are-associated-with-elevated-plasma-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-and-a-phenotype-of-progressive-disease
#3
Giovanni Barosi, Margherita Massa, Rita Campanelli, Gabriela Fois, Paolo Catarsi, Gianluca Viarengo, Laura Villani, Valentina Poletto, Tiziana Bosoni, Umberto Magrini, Robert P Gale, Vittorio Rosti
We measured plasma levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in 526 subjects with primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Thirty-eight percent had an elevated hs-CRP level (≥0.3mg/dL). Elevated hs-CRP levels were associated with a progressive disease phenotype, including anemia, high white blood cell count, low platelet count, increased splenomegaly, increased risk of blast transformation, and worse survival. Age≥52years, but no other demographic characteristics, was associated with an elevated hs-CRP level in multivariable logistic regression (odds ratio [OR], 4...
June 7, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620109/prefibrotic-early-vs-overt-pmf
#4
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620103/pre-pmf-emerging-as-important-subgroup-of-mpn
#5
Heinz Gisslinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615140/imaging-features-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#6
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I G Murphy, E L Mitchell, L Raso-Barnett, A L Godfrey, E M Godfrey
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a heterogeneous group of haematological disorders including polycythaemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythaemia (ET), primary myelofibrosis (PMF), and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). These disorders show large overlap in genetic and clinical presentations, and can have many different imaging manifestations. Unusual thromboses, embolic events throughout the systemic or pulmonary vasculature, or osseous findings can often be clues to the underlying disease. There is limited literature about the imaging features of these disorders, and this may result in under-diagnosis...
June 11, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601551/patients-with-post-essential-thrombocythemia-and-post-polycythemia-vera-differ-from-patients-with-primary-myelofibrosis
#7
Lucia Masarova, Prithviraj Bose, Naval Daver, Naveen Pemmaraju, Kate J Newberry, Taghi Manshouri, Jorge Cortes, Hagop M Kantarjian, Srdan Verstovsek
Prognostic scoring systems for primary myelofibrosis (PMF) are not accurate in patients with post-essential thrombocythemia and post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PET-MF; PPV-MF). Given the paucity of data describing the clinical characteristics, disease course and outcomes of these patients, we sought to describe and compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 755 patients with PMF, 181 with PPV-MF, and 163 with PET-MF referred to our institution between 1984 and 2013. The median follow-up was 31 months, and 56% (n=616) patients had died...
June 2, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600869/follow-up-on-the-characterization-of-peptidic-markers-in-hair-and-fur-for-the-identification-of-common-north-american-species
#8
Caroline Solazzo
RATIONALE: Species identification of hair is routinely done by microscopic analysis. Following previous studies that used protein analysis to characterize species markers in hair and wool, the present work aims at covering a larger number of species and to ultimately offer a method for rapid hair identification in forensics and archaeology. METHODS: Hair is mostly made of alpha-keratins; these proteins have only been sequenced in a handful of species and most animal families are under-represented...
June 10, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599399/pulsed-magnetic-field-treatment-as-antineuropathic-pain-therapy
#9
Tufan Mert
No satisfactory effective therapy is still available to treat trauma- or disease-induced neuropathic pain, and current available treatment options have several side effects. Pulsed magnetic field (PMF) treatments are receiving growing interest as a therapeutic approach for several neuronal diseases. Although the exact mechanism of action of PMF treatments is unknown, reported findings represent a promising alternative therapeutic choice for the management of neuropathic pain. PMF treatments can supply new strategies for the therapy of life-threatening neuropathic pain due to its antihyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antihyperalgesic, antiallodynic, and neuroimmunomodulatory actions...
May 20, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598937/increasing-severity-of-pneumoconiosis-among-younger-former-us-coal-miners-working-exclusively-under-modern-dust-control-regulations
#10
Judith M Graber, Gerald Harris, Kirsten S Almberg, Cecile S Rose, Edward L Petsonk, Robert A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) steadily declined among US miners following dust control regulations in 1970. In 2000, severe forms of this disease reemerged among young miners, and are well described among working-but not former-miners. METHODS: Black lung benefits program (BLBP) data (2001 to 2013) were used to estimate respiratory disease burden among former miners including: (1) CWP (simple; advanced CWP, and progressive massive fibrosis [CWP/PMF]); and (2) respiratory impairment (FEV1 percent reference: mild, moderate, ≥moderately-severe)...
June 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586527/generation-of-the-membrane-potential-and-its-impact-on-the-motility-atp-production-and-growth-in-campylobacter-jejuni
#11
Anne-Xander van der Stel, Fred C Boogerd, Steven Huynh, Craig T Parker, Linda van Dijk, Jos P M van Putten, Marc M S M Wösten
The generation of a membrane potential (Δψ), the major constituent of the proton motive force (pmf), is crucial for ATP synthesis, transport of nutrients and flagellar rotation. Campylobacter jejuni harbors a branched electron transport chain, enabling respiration with different electron donors and acceptors. Here, we demonstrate that a relatively high Δψ is only generated in the presence of either formate as electron donor or oxygen as electron acceptor, in combination with an acceptor/donor, respectively...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585070/thromboses-and-hemorrhages-are-common-in-mpn-patients-with-high-jak2v617f-allele-burden
#12
Irene Bertozzi, Giulia Bogoni, Giacomo Biagetti, Elena Duner, Anna Maria Lombardi, Fabrizio Fabris, Maria Luigia Randi
The most common causes of morbidity and mortality in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications. The JAK2V617F mutation, commonly found in MPN, correlates with several clinical and laboratory characteristics even if the relevance of JAK2V617F allele burden in the natural history of these diseases is unclear. In this study we searched, a relation between thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications and JAK2V617F allele burden level in MPN patients. We evaluated 253 consecutive MPN [121 essential thrombocythemia (ET), 124 polycythemia vera (PV), and 8 primary myelofibrosis (PMF)] patients in whom the JAK2V617F allele burden was available, all studied and followed (median 8...
June 6, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578395/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-chinese-forest-soils-profile-composition-spatial-variations-and-source-apportionment
#13
Jabir Hussain Syed, Mehreen Iqbal, Guangcai Zhong, Athanasios Katsoyiannis, Ishwar Chandra Yadav, Jun Li, Gan Zhang
Previous studies reported that forest ecosystems can play a vital role in scavenging anthropogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and act as primary reservoirs of these environmental pollutants. The present study aimed to investigate the occurrence, spatial pattern and source apportionment of PAHs across Chinese background forest soils (O- & A-horizons). The 143 soils collected from 30 mountains showed significantly (p < 0.05) higher levels of ∑15PAHs (ng g(-1) dw) in O-horizon (222 ± 182) than A-horizon (168 ± 161)...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575833/source-apportionment-and-health-risk-assessment-among-specific-age-groups-during-haze-and-non-haze-episodes-in-kuala-lumpur-malaysia
#14
Nor Azura Sulong, Mohd Talib Latif, Md Firoz Khan, Norhaniza Amil, Matthew J Ashfold, Muhammad Ikram Abdul Wahab, Kok Meng Chan, Mazrura Sahani
This study aims to determine PM2.5 concentrations and their composition during haze and non-haze episodes in Kuala Lumpur. In order to investigate the origin of the measured air masses, the Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME) and Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS) were applied. Source apportionment of PM2.5 was determined using Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF). The carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health risks were estimated using the United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) method...
May 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570807/mechanism-of-formation-of-the-nonstandard-product-in-the-prenyltransferase-reaction-of-the-g115t-mutant-of-ftmpt1-a-case-of-reaction-dynamics-calling-the-shots
#15
Li-Li Pan, Lin Frank Song, Yipu Miao, Yue Yang, Kenneth M Merz
FtmPT1 is a fungal indole prenyltransferase that affords Tryprostatin B from Brevianamide F and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate; however, when a single residue in the active site is mutated (Gly115Thr), a novel five-membered ring compound is obtained as the major product with Tryprostatin B as the minor product. Herein, we describe detailed studies of the catalysis of the Gly115Thr mutant of FtmPT1 with a focus on the observed regioselectivity of the reaction. We employ one- and two-dimensional potential of mean force simulations to explore the catalytic mechanism, along with molecular dynamics simulations exploring the reaction dynamics of the prenyl transfer reaction...
June 9, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551233/polymethoxyflavones-in-peel-of-citrus-reticulata-chachi-and-their-biological-activities
#16
Li Duan, Li-Li Dou, Ke-Yun Yu, Long Guo, Chen Bai-Zhong, Ping Li, E-Hu Liu
Citrus polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) have been of increasing interest due to their extensive biological activities. In the present study, a total of eight PMFs were isolated from the peel of Citrus reticulata 'Chachi' (CRC). They were individually identified as 5-hydroxy-6,7,8,4'-tetramethoxyflavone (1), 5,6,7,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavanone (2), 5-hydroxy-6,7,8,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone (3), 3,5,6,7,8,3',4'- heptamethoxyflavone (4), 5,6,7,8,3',4'-hexamethoxyflavone (5), 5,6,7,8,4'-pentamethoxyflavone (6), 6,7,8,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavanone (7) and 5,6,7,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone (8) by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopic analysis...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548854/curcumin-protects-membranes-through-carpet-or-insertion-model-depending-on-hydration
#17
Richard J Alsop, Alexander Dhaliwal, Maikel C Rheinstadter
Curcumin is the main ingredient of turmeric, a common Indian spice. Curcumin shows a broad spectrum of effects, including anti-Alzheimer's and anti-oxidant properties. An interaction between curcumin and lipid membranes has been speculated as the root-cause, and the molecule is often proposed to `protect' the bilayer. However, the detailed molecular mechanism of this protection is disputed. There is evidence that curcumin either a) lies flat on the bilayer and provides a `carpet' for protection by forming a steric barrier, or b) inserts into the membrane and stiffens tails, thereby protecting against peptide insertion...
May 26, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544897/size-resolved-aerosol-water-soluble-ions-during-the-summer-and-winter-seasons-in-beijing-formation-mechanisms-of-secondary-inorganic-aerosols
#18
Zirui Liu, Yuzhu Xie, Bo Hu, Tianxue Wen, Jinyuan Xin, Xingru Li, Yuesi Wang
Size-segregated water-soluble ionic species (WSIs) were measured using an Anderson cascade impactor from Jul. to Aug. 2008 and from Dec. 2009 to Feb. 2010 in urban Beijing. The results showed that fine particles (PM2.1, Dp < 2.1 μm) accounted for ∼49% (summer) and ∼34% (winter) of the total particulate mass, and WSIs accounted for 23-82% of the mass concentration of PM2.1. Secondary inorganic aerosols (SIAs, the sum of SO4(2-), NO3(-) and NH4(+)) accounted for more than 30% of the fine particles, which were greatly elevated during particle pollution events (PM events), thereby leading to an alteration of the size distributions of SO4(2-) and NO3(-) to nearly single fine-mode distributions peaking at 0...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543356/pre-fibrotic-early-primary-myelofibrosis-vs-who-defined-essential-thrombocythemia-the-impact-of-minor-clinical-diagnostic-criteria-on-the-outcome-of-the-disease
#19
Georg Jeryczynski, Jürgen Thiele, Bettina Gisslinger, Albert Wölfler, Martin Schalling, Andreas Gleiß, Sonja Burgstaller, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Thamer Sliwa, Ernst Schlögl, Klaus Geissler, Maria-Theresa Krauth, Alexander Nader, Michael Vesely, Ingrid Simonitsch-Klupp, Leonhard Müllauer, Christine Beham-Schmid, Heinz Gisslinger
The 2016 revised WHO criteria for the diagnosis of pre-fibrotic/early primary myelofibrosis (pre-PMF) require at least one of the following four borderline expressed minor clinical criteria: anemia, leukocytosis, elevated lactate dehydrogenase and splenomegaly. In this study, we evaluated the relative frequency of these four criteria in a group of 170 pre-PMF patients and compared them to 225 ET cases. More than 91% of pre-PMF cases showed one or more of these features required for diagnosis, by contrast with only 48% of ET patients...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540547/chlorinated-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-surface-sediment-from-maowei-sea-guangxi-china-occurrence-distribution-and-source-apportionment
#20
Yu-Jie Wang, Ri-Quan Liao, Wen-Long Liu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Takeshi Ohura, Ming-Hong Wu, Jing Ma
Chlorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (ClPAHs) with three to five aromatic rings have been documented to ubiquitously occur in environmental matrices. In this study, residual concentrations and profiles of 20 individual ClPAHs were determined in 35 surface sediment samples from Maowei Sea, a semi-enclosed shallow inland bay located in the northwestern part of South China Sea. The concentrations of ΣClPAHs in sediment ranged from 313 to 9650 pg/g dw with a detection rate of 43-100%. Of the individual ClPAH congeners, 9-ClPhe was the most abundant in Maowei Sea with the concentrations that ranged from 99...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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