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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792904/monoclonal-antibody-dl11c8-identifies-adam23-as-a-component-of-lipid-raft-microdomains
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Zaine L M Borgonovo, Caroline F Ribeiro, Michele D M Costa, Ingrid L M Souza, Gustavo R Rossi, Monica V Alcantara, Max Ingberman, Luciano G Braga, Adriana F Mercadante, Lia S Nakao, Silvio M Zanata
A disintegrin and metalloprotease protein 23 (ADAM23) is a transmembrane type I glycoprotein involved with the development and maintenance of the nervous system, including neurite outgrowth, neuronal adhesion and differentiation and regulation of synaptic transmission. In addition, ADAM23 seems to participate in immune response and tumor establishment through interaction with different members of integrin receptors. Here, we describe a novel monoclonal antibody (DL11C8) that specifically recognizes the cysteine-rich domain of both pre-protein (100kDa) and mature (70 kDa) forms of ADAM23 from different species, including human, rodents and avian orthologs...
May 21, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784874/select-%C3%AE-arrestins-control-cell-surface-abundance-of-the-mammalian-kir2-1-potassium-channel-in-a-yeast-model
#2
Natalie A Hager, Collin J Krasowski, Timothy D Mackie, Alexander R Kolb, Patrick G Needham, Andrew A Augustine, Alison Dempsey, Christopher Szent-Gyorgyi, Marcel P Bruchez, Daniel J Bain, Adam V Kwiatkowski, Allyson F O'Donnell, Jeffrey L Brodsky
Protein composition at the plasma membrane is tightly regulated, with rapid protein internalization and selective targeting to the cell surface occurring in response to environmental changes. For example, ion channels are dynamically relocalized to or from the plasma membrane in response to physiological alterations, allowing cells and organisms to maintain osmotic and salt homeostasis. To identify additional factors that regulate the selective trafficking of a specific ion channel, we used a yeast model for a mammalian potassium channel, the K+ inwardly rectifying channel Kir2...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784819/xenoprotein-engineering-via-synthetic-libraries
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Zachary P Gates, Alexander A Vinogradov, Anthony J Quartararo, Anupam Bandyopadhyay, Zi-Ning Choo, Ethan D Evans, Kathryn H Halloran, Alexander J Mijalis, Surin K Mong, Mark D Simon, Eric A Standley, Evan D Styduhar, Sarah Z Tasker, Faycal Touti, Jessica M Weber, Jessica L Wilson, Timothy F Jamison, Bradley L Pentelute
Chemical methods have enabled the total synthesis of protein molecules of ever-increasing size and complexity. However, methods to engineer synthetic proteins comprising noncanonical amino acids have not kept pace, even though this capability would be a distinct advantage of the total synthesis approach to protein science. In this work, we report a platform for protein engineering based on the screening of synthetic one-bead one-compound protein libraries. Screening throughput approaching that of cell surface display was achieved by a combination of magnetic bead enrichment, flow cytometry analysis of on-bead screens, and high-throughput MS/MS-based sequencing of identified active compounds...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783706/effect-of-temperature-changes-on-serum-protein-adsorption-on-thermoresponsive-cell-culture-surfaces-monitored-by-a-quartz-crystal-microbalance-with-dissipation
#4
Jun Kobayashi, Yoshinori Arisaka, Nobuhiko Yui, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano
Thermoresponsive cell-culture polystyrene (PS) surfaces that are grafted with poly( N -isopropylacrylamide) (PIPAAm) facilitate the cultivation of cells at 37 °C and the detachment of cultured cells as a sheet with an underlying extracellular matrix (ECM) by reducing the temperature. However, the ECM and cell detachment mechanisms are still unclear because the detachment of cells from thermoresponsive surfaces is governed by complex interactions among the cells/ECM/surface. To explore the dynamic behavior of serum protein adsorption/desorption, thermoresponsive surfaces that correspond to thermoresponsive tissue-culture PS dishes were formed on sensor chips for quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) measurements...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778689/network-analysis-of-a-proposed-exit-pathway-for-protons-to-the-p-side-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase
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Xiuhong Cai, Kamran Haider, Jianxun Lu, Slaven Radic, Chang Yun Son, Qiang Cui, M R Gunner
Cytochrome c Oxidase (CcO) reduces O2 , the terminal electron acceptor, to water in the aerobic respiration electron transport chain. The energy released by O2 reductions is stored by removing eight protons from the high pH, N-side, of the membrane with four used for chemistry in the active site and four pumped to the low pH, P-side. The proton transfers must occur along controllable proton pathways that prevent energy dissipating movement towards the N-side. The CcO N-side has well established D- and K-channels to deliver protons to the protein interior...
May 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777634/characterisation-of-the-outer-membrane-proteome-of-francisella-noatunensis-subsp-orientalis
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Khalid Shahin, Kim D Thompson, Neil F Inglis, Kevin Mclean, Jose Gustavo Ramirez-Paredes, Sean J Monaghan, Rowena Hoare, Michael Fontaine, Matthijs Metselaar, Alexandra Adams
AIMS: The aims of the current study were to characterise the outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis (Fno) STIR-GUS-F2f7, and identify proteins recognised by sera from tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, (L) that survived experimental challenge with Fno. METHODS AND RESULTS: The composition of the OMPs of a virulent strain of Fno (STIR-GUS- F2f7), isolated from diseased red Nile tilapia in UK, was examined. The sarcosine-insoluble OMP fraction was screened with tilapia hyper-immune sera by western blot analysis following separation of the proteins by 1D SDS-PAGE...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774071/molecular-detection-and-analysis-of-exosomes-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-gold-nanorods-and-a-miniaturized-device
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Elyahb Allie Kwizera, Ryan O'Connor, Vojtech Vinduska, Melody Williams, Elizabeth R Butch, Scott E Snyder, Xiang Chen, Xiaohua Huang
Exosomes are a potential source of cancer biomarkers. Probing tumor-derived exosomes can offer a potential non-invasive way to diagnose cancer, assess cancer progression, and monitor treatment responses. Novel molecular methods would facilitate exosome analysis and accelerate basic and clinical exosome research. Methods: A standard gold-coated glass microscopy slide was used to develop a miniaturized affinity-based device to capture exosomes in a target-specific manner with the assistance of low-cost 3-D printing technology...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772373/a-novel-c-type-lectin-from-the-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus-ajctl-2-with-preferential-binding-of-d-galactose
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Hui Wang, Zhuang Xue, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Feifei Wang, Ying Wang, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
C-type lectins (CTLs) are Ca2+ dependent carbohydrate-binding proteins that share structural homology in their carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs). In the present study, a novel CTL was identified from sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (named as AjCTL-2). The deduced amino acid sequence of AjCTL-2 was homologous to CTLs from other animals with the identities ranging from 33% to 40%. It contained a canonical signal peptide at the N-terminus, a low density lipoprotein receptor class A (LDLa), a C1r/C1s/Uegf/bone morphogenetic protein 1 (CUB), and a CRD with two motif Glu-Pro-Asn (EPN) and Trp-Asn-Asp (WND) in Ca2+ binding site 2...
May 14, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771985/another-cat-and-mouse-game-deciphering-the-evolution-of-the-scgb-superfamily-and-exploring-the-molecular-similarity-of-major-cat-allergen-fel-d-1-and-mouse-abp-using-computational-approaches
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Rajesh Durairaj, Patrick Pageat, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini
The mammalian secretoglobin (SCGB) superfamily contains functionally diverse members, among which the major cat allergen Fel d 1 and mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP) display similar subunits. We searched for molecular similarities between Fel d 1 and ABP to examine the possibility that they play similar roles. We aimed to i) cluster the evolutionary relationships of the SCGB superfamily; ii) identify divergence patterns, structural overlap, and protein-protein docking between Fel d 1 and ABP dimers; and iii) explore the residual interaction between ABP dimers and steroid binding in chemical communication using computational approaches...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771487/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-adjuvant-nanoparticles-with-mannose-modification-for-effective-anticancer-vaccination
#10
Rong Yang, Jun Xu, Ligeng Xu, Xiaoqi Sun, Qian Chen, Yuhuan Zhao, Rui Peng, Zhuang Liu
Tumor vaccines for cancer prevention and treatment have attracted tremendous interests in the area of cancer immunotherapy in recent years. In this work, we present a strategy to construct cancer vaccines by encapsulating immune-adjuvant nanoparticles with cancer cell membrane modified by mannose. Poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles are firstly loaded with toll-like receptor 7 agonist, imiquimod (R837). Those adjuvant nanoparticles (NP-R) are then coated with cancer cell membranes (NP-R@M), whose surface proteins could act as tumor-specific antigens...
May 17, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767710/relationship-between-dissolved-organic-matter-quality-and-microbial-community-composition-across-polar-glacial-environments
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H J Smith, M Dieser, D M McKnight, M D SanClements, C M Foreman
Vast expanses of Earth's surface are covered by ice, with microorganisms in these systems affecting local and global biogeochemical cycles. We examined microbial assemblages from habitats fed by glacial meltwater within the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, and on the west Greenland Ice Sheet, (GrIS) evaluating potential physicochemical factors explaining trends in community structure. Microbial assemblages present in the different Antarctic dry valley habitats were dominated by Sphingobacteria and Flavobacteria, while Gammaproteobacteria and Sphingobacteria prevailed in west GrIS supraglacial environments...
May 14, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765073/oncotically-driven-control-over-glycocalyx-dimension-for-cell-surface-engineering-and-protein-binding-in-the-longitudinal-direction
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Erika M J Siren, Rafi Chapanian, Iren Constantinescu, Donald E Brooks, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
Here we present a simple technique for re-directing reactions on the cell surface to the outermost region of the glycocalyx. Macromolecular crowding with inert polymers was utilized to reversibly alter the accessibility of glycocalyx proteoglycans toward cell-surface reactive probes allowing for reactivity control in the longitudinal direction ('z'-direction) on the glycocalyx. Studies in HUVECs demonstrated an oncotically driven collapse of the glycocalyx brush structure in the presence of crowders as the mechanism responsible for re-directing reactivity...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763829/silver-loaded-graphene-as-an-effective-sers-substrate-for-clotrimazole-detection-dft-and-spectroscopic-studies
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Abdulmujeeb T Onawole, Saheed A Popoola, Tawfik A Saleh, Abdulaziz A Al-Saadi
Vibrational infrared, Raman and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectra of clotrimazole (CTZ) were documented and evaluated. Density-functional theory, B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p), approach was implemented to identify the possible conformations, develop the electrostatic potential map, evaluate frontier molecular orbitals and calculate the vibrational spectra of the target compound. The silver-loaded graphene was shown to be an effective SERS substrate for CTZ trace detection. The SERS spectrum showed two enhanced bands at 670 cm-1 and 700 cm-1 which confirmed the absorption of the silver substrate through chlorine and nitrogen atoms...
May 7, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763438/phasome-analysis-of-pathogenic-and-commensal-neisseria-species-expands-the-known-repertoire-of-phase-variable-genes-and-highlights-common-adaptive-strategies
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Joseph J Wanford, Luke R Green, Jack Aidley, Christopher D Bayliss
Pathogenic Neisseria are responsible for significantly higher levels of morbidity and mortality than their commensal relatives despite having similar genetic contents. Neisseria possess a disparate arsenal of surface determinants that facilitate host colonisation and evasion of the immune response during persistent carriage. Adaptation to rapid changes in these hostile host environments is enabled by phase variation (PV) involving high frequency, stochastic switches in expression of surface determinants. In this study, we analysed 89 complete and 79 partial genomes, from the NCBI and Neisseria PubMLST databases, representative of multiple pathogenic and commensal species of Neisseria using PhasomeIt, a new program that identifies putatively phase-variable genes and homology groups by the presence of simple sequence repeats (SSR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760215/specific-binding-to-differentially-expressed-human-ceacams-determines-the-outcome-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-infections-along-the-female-reproductive-tract
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Epshita A Islam, Varun C Anipindi, Ian Francis, Yazdan Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb, Stacey Xu, Nelly Leung, Anna Sintsova, Mohsen Amin, Charu Kaushic, Lee M Wetzler, Scott D Gray-Owen
The gonococcal Opa proteins are an antigenically variable family of surface adhesins that bind human CEACAM1, CEACAM3, CEACAM5 and/or CEACAM6, cell surface glycoproteins that are differentially expressed on a broad spectrum of human cells and tissues. While presumed to be important for infection, the significance of various Opa-CEACAM mediated cellular interactions in the context of the genital tract has remained unclear. Here, we observe that CEACAM1 and CEACAM5 are differentially expressed on epithelia lining the upper and lower portions of the human female genital tract, respectively...
May 14, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756283/erythrocytes-from-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-and-splanchnic-venous-thrombosis-show-greater-expression-of-lu-bcam
#16
I Novitzky-Basso, F Spring, D Anstee, D Tripathi, F Chen
INTRODUCTION: Lutheran/BCAM protein (Lu) on the surface of erythrocytes is key for their adhesion to the endothelium, and erythrocytes from individuals with JAK2V617F-mutated myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) have increased endothelial adhesion. Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) is a devastating thrombotic complication of MPN, and frequently, the only diagnostic feature is the JAK2V617F mutation. We sought to examine whether erythrocytes from patients with JAK2V617F mutated SVT (MPN-SVT) exhibited increased Lu expression, thereby supporting a mechanistic contribution to the development of thrombosis...
May 13, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754010/influence-of-brain-plasmalogen-changes-on-gonadotropin-secretion-from-the-cultured-bovine-anterior-pituitary-cells
#17
O Kereilwe, K Pandey, H Kadokawa
We recently discovered that the orphan G-protein-coupled receptor (GPR) 61 colocalized with GnRH receptors (GnRHRs) on the surface of most of bovine gonadotrophs. A recent study suggested that ethanolamine plasmalogen (PI) is a ligand for GPR61 in mouse neuroblastoma. Therefore, this study evaluated the hypothesis that PI alters LH and FSH secretion from cultured bovine anterior pituitary (AP) cells. We prepared bovine AP cells from postpubertal heifers (26 mo old) and cultured the cells for 3.5 d. We treated the cells with increasing concentrations (0, 5, 50, 500, 5,000, 50,000, or 500,000 pg/mL) of phosphoethanolamine PI (PEPI) extracted from the bovine brain, or l-α-lysophosphatidylethanolamine PI (LEPI) extracted from the bovine brain, for 5 min before either no treatment or GnRH stimulation...
April 10, 2018: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753788/installation-validation-and-application-examples-of-two-instrumental-setups-for-gas-phase-hdx-ms-analysis-of-peptides-and-proteins
#18
Ulrik H Mistarz, Kasper D Rand
Gas-phase hydrogen/deuterium exchange measured by mass spectrometry in a millisecond timeframe after ESI (gas-phase HDX-MS) is a fast and sensitive, yet unharnessed method to analyze the primary- and higher-order structure, intramolecular and intermolecular interactions, surface properties, and charge location of peptides and proteins. During a gas-phase HDX-MS experiment, heteroatom-bound non-amide hydrogens are made to exchange with deuterium during a millisecond timespan after electrospray ionization (ESI) by reaction with the highly basic reagent ND3 , enabling conformational analysis of protein states that are pertinent to the native solution-phase...
May 10, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752266/biofilm-formation-by-helicobacter-pylori-is-differentially-affected-by-common-culture-conditions-and-protein-plays-a-central-role-in-the-biofilm-matrix
#19
Ian H Windham, Stephanie L Servetas, Jeannette M Whitmire, Daniel Pletzer, Robert E W Hancock, D Scott Merrell
The concept of Helicobacter pylori biofilm formation is relatively new. To help provide a foundation for future biofilm studies, we characterized the biofilm formation ability of a common H. pylori lab strain, G27. The goal of this study was to evaluate biofilm formation by G27 in response to common culture conditions and to explore the biofilm matrix. Our results indicate that while growth in varies types of media did not dramatically effect biofilm formation, surface selection had a significant effect on final biofilm mass...
May 11, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750051/angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-agonist-compound-21-attenuates-pulmonary-inflammation-in-a-model-of-acute-lung-injury
#20
Mario Menk, Jan Adriaan Graw, Clarissa von Haefen, Hendrik Steinkraus, Burkhard Lachmann, Claudia D Spies, David Schwaiberger
Purpose: Although the role of the angiotensin II type 2 (AT2) receptor in acute lung injury is not yet completely understood, a protective role of this receptor subtype has been suggested. We hypothesized that, in a rodent model of acute lung injury, stimulation of the AT2 receptor with the direct agonist Compound 21 (C21) might have a beneficial effect on pulmonary inflammation and might improve pulmonary gas exchange. Materials and methods: Male adult rats were divided into a treatment group that received pulmonary lavage followed by mechanical ventilation (LAV, n=9), a group receiving pulmonary lavage, mechanical ventilation, and direct stimulation of the AT2 receptor with C21 (LAV+C21, n=9), and a control group that received mechanical ventilation only (control, n=9)...
2018: Journal of Inflammation Research
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