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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423563/new-insights-into-the-metabolic-potential-of-the-phototrophic-purple-bacterium-rhodopila-globiformis-dsm-161t-from-its-draft-genome-sequence-and-evidence-for-a-vanadium-dependent-nitrogenase
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Johannes F Imhoff, Tanja Rahn, Sven Künzel, Sven C Neulinger
Rhodopila globiformis: is the most acidophilic anaerobic anoxygenic phototrophic purple bacterium and was isolated from a warm acidic sulfur spring in Yellowstone Park. Its genome is larger than genomes of other phototrophic purple bacteria, containing 7248 Mb with a G + C content of 67.1% and 6749 protein coding and 53 RNA genes. The genome revealed some previously unknown properties such as the presence of two sets of structural genes pufLMC for the photosynthetic reaction center genes and two types of nitrogenases (Mo-Fe and V-Fe nitrogenase), capabilities of autotrophic carbon dioxide fixation and denitrification using nitrite...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422992/pyrroloquinoline-quinone-plays-an-important-role-in-rescuing-bmi-1-mice-induced-developmental-disorders-of-teeth-and-mandible-anti-oxidant-effect-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone
#2
Yuanqing Huang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To investigate whether pyrroloquinoline quinine (PQQ) plays an important role in rescuing Bmi-1-/- mice induced developmental disorders of teeth and mandible by regulating oxidative stress. We fed Bmi-1-/- mice a diet supplemented with PQQ (BKO+PQQ), BKO mice with normal diet (BKO) and wild type mice with normal diet (WT) as controls. We compared the differences of dental, mandibular phenotype by means of X-ray photography, micro CT scanning and three-dimensional reconstruction, HE staining, histochemistry, immunoistohemistry, TUNEL staining, Western blot and Flow cytometry in three groups of animals...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405700/x-ray-and-epr-characterization-of-the-auxiliary-fe-s-clusters-in-the-radical-sam-enzyme-pqqe
#3
Ian Barr, Troy A Stich, Anthony S Gizzi, Tyler L Grove, Jeffrey B Bonanno, John A Latham, Tyler Chung, Carrie M Wilmot, R David Britt, Steven C Almo, Judith P Klinman
The Radical SAM (RS) enzyme PqqE catalyzes the first step in the biosynthesis of the bacterial cofactor pyrroloquinoline quinone, forming a new carbon-carbon bond between two side chains within the ribosomally synthesized peptide substrate PqqA. In addition to the active site RS 4Fe-4S cluster, PqqE is predicted to have two auxiliary Fe-S clusters, like the other members of the SPASM domain family. Here we identify these sites and examine their structure using a combination of X-ray crystallography and Mössbauer and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopies...
February 6, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366965/improved-heterologous-expression-of-the-membrane-bound-quinoprotein-quinate-dehydrogenase-from-gluconobacter-oxydans
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Toshiharu Yakushi, Kazutaka Komatsu, Minenosuke Matsutani, Naoya Kataoka, Alisa S Vangnai, Hirohide Toyama, Osao Adachi, Kazunobu Matsushita
Gluconobacter oxydans produces 3-dehydroquinate by oxidation of quinate through a reaction catalyzed by the quinate dehydrogenase (QDH), membrane-bound, pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-dependent dehydrogenase. We previously reported the nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequence of QDH and constructed a heterologous expression system of QDH in Pseudomonas sp. (A.S. Vangnai, W. Promden, W. De-Eknamkul, K. Matsushita, H. Toyama, Biochemistry (Moscow) 75:452-459, 2010). Through this study, we aim to update the sequences of QDH and improve the heterologous expression of QDH in Gluconobacter strains using a broad-host-range plasmid...
January 20, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282192/mast-cell-activation-syndrome
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Owen N Kramer, Marla S Barkoff, Claudia Hernandez
A 51-year-old woman with a history of asthma and Hashimoto's thyroiditis presented to the dermatology service with a chief complaint of "itchy bumpy rashes" that persisted beyond 24 hours. She noted that, 3 days prior to the onset of urticaria, a pyrroloquinoline quinone supplement had been started. The urticaria was accompanied by variable episodes of transient facial swelling and difficulty breathing. The patient noted that exposure to fish, nuts, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs triggered facial swelling...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239114/engineering-thermal-stability-and-solvent-tolerance-of-the-soluble-quinoprotein-pede-from-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440-with-a-heterologous-whole-cell-screening-approach
#6
Matthias Wehrmann, Janosch Klebensberger
Due to their ability for direct electron transfer to electrodes, the utilization of rare earth metals as cofactor, and their periplasmic localization, pyrroloquinoline quinone-dependent alcohol dehydrogenases (PQQ-ADHs) represent an interesting class of biocatalysts for various biotechnological applications. For most biocatalysts protein stability is crucial, either to increase the performance of the protein under a given process condition or to maximize robustness of the protein towards mutational manipulations, which are often needed to enhance or introduce a functionality of interest...
December 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226074/characterization-of-auxiliary-iron-sulfur-clusters-in-a-radical-s-adenosylmethionine-enzyme-pqqe-from-methylobacterium-extorquens-am1
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Natsaran Saichana, Katsuyuki Tanizawa, Hiroshi Ueno, Jiří Pechoušek, Petr Novák, Jitka Frébortová
PqqE is a radical S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) enzyme that catalyzes the initial reaction of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) biosynthesis. PqqE belongs to the SPASM (subtilosin/PQQ/anaerobic sulfatase/mycofactocin maturating enzymes) subfamily of the radical SAM superfamily and contains multiple Fe-S clusters. To characterize the Fe-S clusters in PqqE from Methylobacterium extorquens AM1, Cys residues conserved in the N-terminal signature motif (CX 3 CX 2C) and the C-terminal seven-cysteine motif (CX 9-15 GX 4 CX n CX 2 CX 5 CX 3 CX n C; n = an unspecified number) were individually or simultaneously mutated into Ser...
December 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185343/pyrroloquinoline-quinone-a-redox-active-o-quinone-stimulates-mitochondrial-biogenesis-by-activating-the-sirt1-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Kazuhiro Saihara, Ryosuke Kamikubo, Kazuto Ikemoto, Koji Uchida, Mitsugu Akagawa
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a redox-active o-quinone found in various foods and mammalian tissues, has received an increasing amount of attention because of a number of health benefits that can be attributed to its ability to enhance mitochondrial biogenesis. However, its underlying molecular mechanism remains incompletely understood. We have now established that the exposure of mouse NIH/3T3 fibroblasts to a physiologically relevant concentration of PQQ significantly stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis...
December 19, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118900/effect-and-mechanism-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-on-anti-osteoporosis-in-bmi-1-knockout-mice-anti-oxidant-effect-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone
#9
Yuanqing Huang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), considered as an ROS scavenger,could protect mitochondrial activity from damage of oxidative stress. To determine the role of PQQ supplement in rescuing long bone osteoporosis in Bmi-1 -/- mice. We fed Bmi-1 knockout mice a diet supplemented with PQQ (BKO+PQQ), BKO mice with normal diet (BKO) and wild type mice with normal diet (WT) as controls. We compared the differences of skeletal phenotype by means of imaging, histopathological and molecular biology methods in three groups of animals...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883836/the-effect-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-on-the-expression-of-wisp1-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Yongqi Ye, Pengju Zhang, Yuhang Qian, Baoxin Yin, Meijuan Yan
WISP1, as a member of the CCN4 protein family, has cell protective effects of promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting cell apoptosis. Although some studies have confirmed that WISP1 is concerned with colon cancer and lung cancer, there is little report about the influence of WISP1 in traumatic brain injury. Here, we found that the expression of WISP1 mRNA and protein decreased at 3 d and then increased at 5 d after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Meanwhile, immunofluorescence demonstrated that there was little colocation of WISP1 with GFAP, Iba1, and WISP1 colocalized with NeuN partly...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838618/microbe-mitochondrion-crosstalk-and-health-an-emerging-paradigm
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REVIEW
Prashant Bajpai, Aarti Darra, Anurag Agrawal
Human mitochondria are descendants of microbes and altered mitochondrial function has been implicated in processes ranging from ageing to diabetes. Recent work has highlighted the importance of gut microbial communities in human health and disease. While the spotlight has been on the influence of such communities on the human immune system and the extraction of calories from otherwise indigestible food, an important but less investigated link between the microbes and mitochondria remains unexplored. Microbial metabolites including short chain fatty acids as well as other molecules such as pyrroloquinoline quinone, fermentation gases, and modified fatty acids influence mitochondrial function...
August 24, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709697/effects-of-p-limitation-and-molecules-from-peanut-root-exudates-on-pqqe-gene-expression-and-pqq-promoter-activity-in-the-phosphate-solubilizing-strain-serratia-sp-s119
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Liliana M Ludueña, Maria S Anzuay, Cynthia Magallanes-Noguera, Maria L Tonelli, Fernando J Ibañez, Jorge G Angelini, Adriana Fabra, Matthew McIntosh, Tania Taurian
The mineral phosphate-solubilizing phenotype in bacteria is attributed predominantly to secretion of gluconic acid produced by oxidation of glucose by the glucose dehydrogenase enzyme and its cofactor, pyrroloquinoline quinone. This study analyzes pqqE gene expression and pqq promoter activity in the native phosphate-solubilizing bacterium Serratia sp S119 growing under P-limitation, and in the presence of root exudates obtained from peanut plants, also growing under P-limitation. Results indicated that Serratia sp...
October 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676501/lifespan-extension-by-peroxidase-and-dual-oxidase-mediated-ros-signaling-through-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-in-c-elegans
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Hiroyuki Sasakura, Hiroki Moribe, Masahiko Nakano, Kazuto Ikemoto, Kosei Takeuchi, Ikue Mori
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), originally characterized based on their harmful effects on cells or organisms, are now recognized as important signal molecules regulating various biological processes. In particular, low levels of ROS released from mitochondria extend lifespan. Here, we identified a novel mechanism of generating appropriate levels of ROS at the plasma membrane through a peroxidase and dual oxidase (DUOX) system, which could extend lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans A redox co-factor, pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), activates the C...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672774/combinatorial-therapy-of-exercise-preconditioning-and-nanocurcumin-formulation-supplementation-improves-cardiac-adaptation-under-hypobaric-hypoxia
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Sarita Nehra, Varun Bhardwaj, Anju Bansal, Deepika Saraswat
BACKGROUND: Chronic hypobaric hypoxia (cHH) mediated cardiac insufficiencies are associated with pathological damage. Sustained redox stress and work load are major causative agents of cardiac insufficiencies under cHH. Despite the advancements made in pharmacological (anti-oxidants, vasodilators) and non-pharmacological therapeutics (acclimatization strategies and schedules), only partial success has been achieved in improving cardiac acclimatization to cHH. This necessitates the need for potent combinatorial therapies to improve cardiac acclimatization at high altitudes...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655819/functional-role-of-lanthanides-in-enzymatic-activity-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-dependent-alcohol-dehydrogenases-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
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Matthias Wehrmann, Patrick Billard, Audrey Martin-Meriadec, Asfaw Zegeye, Janosch Klebensberger
The oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes is crucial for detoxification and efficient catabolism of various volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Thus, many Gram-negative bacteria have evolved periplasmic oxidation systems based on pyrroloquinoline quinone-dependent alcohol dehydrogenases (PQQ-ADHs) that are often functionally redundant. Here we report the first description and characterization of a lanthanide-dependent PQQ-ADH (PedH) in a nonmethylotrophic bacterium based on the use of purified enzymes from the soil-dwelling model organism Pseudomonas putida KT2440...
June 27, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578007/sensitivity-of-hipsc-derived-neural-stem-cells-nsc-to-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-depends-on-their-developmental-stage
#16
J Augustyniak, J Lenart, M Zychowicz, G Lipka, P Gaj, M Kolanowska, P P Stepien, L Buzanska
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a factor influencing on the mitochondrial biogenesis. In this study the PQQ effect on viability, total cell number, antioxidant capacity, mitochondrial biogenesis and differentiation potential was investigated in human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) - derived: neural stem cells (NSC), early neural progenitors (eNP) and neural progenitors (NP). Here we demonstrated that sensitivity to PQQ is dependent upon its dose and neural stage of development. Induction of the mitochondrial biogenesis by PQQ at three stages of neural differentiation was evaluated at mtDNA, mRNA and protein level...
May 31, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572558/synthesis-and-crystal-structure-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinol-pqqh2-and-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-pqq
#17
Kazuto Ikemoto, Shigeki Mori, Kazuo Mukai
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a water-soluble quinone compound first identified as a cofactor of alcohol- and glucose-dehydrogenases (ADH and GDH) in bacteria. For example, in the process of ADH reaction, alcohol is oxidized to the corresponding aldehyde, and inversely PQQ is reduced to pyrroloquinoline quinol (PQQH2). PQQ and PQQH2 molecules play an important role as a cofactor in ADH and GDH reactions. However, crystal structure analysis has not been performed for PQQ and PQQH2. In the present study, the synthesis of PQQH2 powder crystals was performed under air, by utilizing vitamin C as a reducing agent...
June 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481092/nuclear-magnetic-resonance-structure-and-binding-studies-of-pqqd-a-chaperone-required-in-the-biosynthesis-of-the-bacterial-dehydrogenase-cofactor-pyrroloquinoline-quinone
#18
Robert L Evans, John A Latham, Youlin Xia, Judith P Klinman, Carrie M Wilmot
Biosynthesis of the ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide (RiPP), pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), is initiated when the precursor peptide, PqqA, is recognized and bound by the RiPP precursor peptide recognition element (RRE), PqqD, for presentation to the first enzyme in the pathway, PqqE. Unlike other RiPP-producing, postribosomal peptide synthesis (PRPS) pathways in which the RRE is a component domain of the first enzyme, PqqD is predominantly a separate scaffolding protein that forms a ternary complex with the precursor peptide and first tailoring enzyme...
May 30, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469179/highly-selective-and-sensitive-self-powered-glucose-sensor-based-on-capacitor-circuit
#19
Gymama Slaughter, Tanmay Kulkarni
Enzymatic glucose biosensors are being developed to incorporate nanoscale materials with the biological recognition elements to assist in the rapid and sensitive detection of glucose. Here we present a highly sensitive and selective glucose sensor based on capacitor circuit that is capable of selectively sensing glucose while simultaneously powering a small microelectronic device. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) is chemically modified with pyrroloquinoline quinone glucose dehydrogenase (PQQ-GDH) and bilirubin oxidase (BOD) at anode and cathode, respectively, in the biofuel cell arrangement...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448745/medium-optimization-for-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-pqq-production-by-methylobacillus-sp-zju323-using-response-surface-methodology-and-artificial-neural-network-genetic-algorithm
#20
Peilian Wei, Zhenjun Si, Yao Lu, Qingfei Yu, Lei Huang, Zhinan Xu
Methylobacillus sp. zju323 was adopted to improve the biosynthesis of pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) by systematic optimization of the fermentation medium. The Plackett-Burman design was implemented to screen for the key medium components for the PQQ production. CoCl2 · 6H2O, ρ-amino benzoic acid, and MgSO4 · 7H2O were found capable of enhancing the PQQ production most significantly. A five-level three-factor central composite design was used to investigate the direct and interactive effects of these variables...
August 9, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
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