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Riboflavin molecular

Annie Agnes Suganya Samson, Jungmi Lee, Joon Myong Song
In this study, we report the photo-induced electron transfer (PET) on parchment paper using riboflavin as a photo inducer and ultraviolet lamp (362 nm) as the light source. To this end, a conventional inkjet printer equipped with 4 cartridges was used. Parchment paper was found to be a favorable substrate due to its insignificant self-absorption while assisting efficient sample interaction. Upon UV-irradiation, riboflavin generated superoxide anion radical (O2 -· ) and it was available to interact with superoxide dismutase present on the same spot...
July 5, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
D Y Zou, T A Coudron, L S Zhang, X S Gu, W H Xu, X L Liu, H H Wu
An artificial diet formulated for continuous rearing of the predator Arma chinensis was inferior to natural prey when evaluated using life history parameters. A transcriptome analysis identified differentially expressed genes in diet-fed and prey-fed A. chinensis that were suggestive of molecular mechanisms underlying the nutritive impact of the artificial diet. Changes in the diet formulation were made based on the transcriptome analysis and tested using life history parameters. The quantity of pig liver, chicken egg, tuna fish, biotin, nicotinamide, vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin C, L-glutamine, and sucrose was reduced, and wheat germ oil, calcium pantothenate and folic acid were increased...
February 21, 2018: Bulletin of Entomological Research
Tanvi M Deshpande, Anisul Quadir, Sakae Obara, Ahmed Ibrahim, Stephen W Hoag
The purpose of this study was to use statistical design of experiments to develop a stable aqueous enteric coating formulation containing stabilizing excipients, such as polyethylene glycol that can minimize hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate aggregation and minimize spray-nozzle clogging at elevated processing temperatures. The mechanisms of stabilization (i.e. charge stabilization and molecular interactions) were studied by performing zeta potential and FTIR studies. Electrostatic stabilization by sodium lauryl sulfate and hydrogen bonding by polyethylene glycol provided dispersion stability and yielded a stable aqueous coating formulation that prevented spray-nozzle clogging...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Lin Long, Xiao-Xiao Pang, Fei Lei, Jia-Sheng Zhang, Wei Wang, Lian-Di Liao, Xiu-E Xu, Jian-Zhong He, Jian-Yi Wu, Zhi-Yong Wu, Li-Dong Wang, De-Chen Lin, En-Min Li, Li-Yan Xu
The human riboflavin transporter-3 (encoded by SLC52A3) plays a prominent role in riboflavin absorption. Interestingly, abnormal expression patterns of SLC52A3 in multiple types of human cancers have been recently noted. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying its dysregulation remain unclear. In this study, we find that SLC52A3 has two transcript variants that differ in the transcriptional start site, and encode different proteins: SLC52A3a and SLC52A3b. Importantly, aberrant expressions of SLC52A3 are associated with stepwise development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) as well as the survival rates of ESCC patients...
February 10, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Shakeel Shahzad, M Adnan Ashraf, M Sajid, Aqeel Shahzad, Azhar Rafique, M Shahid Mahmood
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Multiple drug resistant super bugs of Acinetobacter baumannii and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are becoming challenge for healthcare professionals. In this study, vitamins were evaluated for synergistic activity with the antibiotics. METHODS: Synergistic effect between antibiotic and stock solutions of vitamins is evaluated by using Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion assay. Distilled water and propylene glycol were used as solvent for water soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins respectively...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Martin Šubr, Anna Kuzminova, Ondřej Kylián, Marek Procházka
Optimization of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based sensors for (bio)analytical applications has received much attention in recent years. For optimum sensitivity, both the nanostructure fabrication process and the choice of the excitation wavelength used with respect to the specific analyte studied are of crucial importance. In this contribution, detailed SERS intensity profiles were measured using gradient nanostructures with the localized surface-plasmon resonance (LSPR) condition varying across the sample length and using riboflavin as the model biomolecule...
February 2, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Wael Awad, Jérôme Le Nours, Lars Kjer-Nielsen, James McCluskey, Jamie Rossjohn
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class-I related molecule MR1 is a monomorphic and evolutionary conserved antigen (Ag)-presenting molecule that shares the overall architecture of MHC-I and CD1 proteins. However, in contrast to MHC-I and the CD1 family that present peptides and lipids, respectively, MR1 specifically presents small organic molecules. During microbial infection of mammalian cells, MR1 captures and presents vitamin B precursors, derived from the microbial biosynthesis of riboflavin, on the surface of antigen presenting cells (APCs)...
February 2, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
Abhishek Sau, Sulagna Sanyal, Kallol Bera, Sabyasachi Sen, Amrit Krishna Mitra, Uttam Pal, Prabal Kumar Chakraborty, Sayantan Ganguly, Biswarup Satpati, Chandrima Das, Samita Basu
Herein we have engineered a smart nuclear targeting thiol-modified riboflavin-gold nano assembly, RfS@AuNPs, which accumulates selectively in nucleus without any nuclear-targeting peptides (NLS/RGD) and shows photophysically in vitro DNA intercalation. A theoretical model using Molecular Dynamics has been developed to probe the mechanism of formation and stability as well as dynamics of the RfS@AuNPs in aqueous solution and within DNA microenvironment. The RfS@AuNPs facilitate the binucleated cell formation that is reflected in the significant increase of DNA damage marker, γ-H2AX as well as the arrest of most of the HeLa cells at pre-G1 phase indicating cell death...
January 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
H Xue, L Luo, Y T Yao, L L Wei, S P Deng, X L Huang
The present study aimed to explore the genetic changes involved in the liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. The RNA-Seq data of 212 HCC tissue samples and 50 normal tissue samples were downloaded using TCGA-Assembler. A total of 4 subgroups were obtained, and 4167, 6279, 5379, and 2548 DEGs were screened in group 1, group 2, group 3, and group 4, respectively. Enrichment analysis found that cell cycle, metabolism, and translation related terms were the most significantly changed functions and pathways...
2018: Neoplasma
Abbas Ostovan, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Maryam Arabi, Qian Yang, Jinhua Li, Lingxin Chen
A novel green synthesis strategy was proposed for preparation of multi-template molecularly imprinted biopolymers (mt-MIBP) in aqueous media with less consumption of organic solvents, which were subsequently used as sorbents of ultrasound-assisted dispersive solid-phase extraction (d-SPE) for simultaneous recognition and efficient separation of B-family vitamins in juice samples followed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) determination. The obtained mt-MIBP was fully characterized by SEM, FT-IR, TEM and BET...
January 4, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Carmen González-Bosch
Priming by natural compounds is an interesting alternative for sustainable agriculture, which also contributes to explore the molecular mechanisms associated with stress tolerance. Although hosts and stress types eventually determine the mode of action of plant-priming agents, it highlights that many of them act on redox signalling. These include vitamins thiamine, riboflavin and quercetin; organic acids like pipecolic, azelaic and hexanoic; volatile organic compounds such as methyl jasmonate; cell wall components like chitosans and oligogalacturonides; H2O2, etc...
December 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Sabine Kling, Arthur Hammer, Emilio A Torres Netto, Farhad Hafezi
Purpose: We studied changes in gene transcription after corneal crosslinking (CXL) in the rabbit cornea in vivo and identified potential molecular signaling pathways. Methods: A total of 15 corneas of eight male New-Zealand-White rabbits were de-epithelialized and equally divided into five groups. Group 1 served as an untreated control. Groups 2 to 5 were soaked with 0.1% riboflavin for 20 minutes, which in Groups 3 to 5 was followed by UV-A irradiation at a fluence of 5...
December 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
Isabella Daidone, Andrea Amadei, Massimiliano Aschi, Laura Zanetti-Polzi
We present here the calculation of the absorption spectrum of riboflavin in acetonitrile and dimethyl sulfoxide using a hybrid quantum/classical approach, namely the perturbed matrix method, based on quantum mechanical calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. The calculated spectra are compared to the absorption spectrum of riboflavin previously calculated in water and to the experimental spectra obtained in all three solvents. The experimentally observed variations in the absorption spectra upon change of the solvent environment are well reproduced by the calculated spectra...
March 5, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Jing Tang, Maria A Hegeman, Jian Hu, Ming Xie, Wenbiao Shi, Yong Jiang, Vincent de Boer, Yuming Guo, Shuisheng Hou, Jaap Keijer
Suboptimal vitamin B2 status is encountered globally. Riboflavin deficiency depresses growth and results in a fatty liver. The underlying mechanisms remain to be established and an overview of molecular alterations is lacking. We investigated hepatic proteome changes induced by riboflavin deficiency to explain its effects on growth and hepatic lipid metabolism. In all, 360 1-d-old Pekin ducks were divided into three groups of 120 birds each, with twelve replicates and ten birds per replicate. For 21 d, the ducks were fed ad libitum a control diet (CAL), a riboflavin-deficient diet (RD) or were pair-fed with the control diet to the mean daily intake of the RD group (CPF)...
November 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
K V Oskolok, E V Shults, O V Monogarova, A A Chaplenko
The design and operations principles of a prototype of optical device based on an office flatbed photo scanner with a slide adapter are described in the paper. The developed device is intended for the analysis of liquid-phase samples by colorimetry, photometry, fluorimetry and nephelometry. Teflon cassettes designed for fixing cuvettes on glass plate of the scanner. Teflon wedge-shaped inserts for cuvettes have been developed to optimize the conditions of colorimetric analysis. These inserts allow varying the thickness of the absorbing layer of solutions...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
Daniel P Salem, Xun Gong, Albert Tianxiang Liu, Volodymyr B Koman, Juyao Dong, Michael S Strano
Single-stranded DNA oligonucleotides have unique, and in some cases sequence-specific molecular interactions with the surface of carbon nanotubes that remain the subject of fundamental study. In this work, we observe and analyze a generic, ionic strength-mediated phase transition exhibited by over 25 distinct oligonucleotides adsorbed to single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in colloidal suspension. The phase transition occurs as monovalent salts are used to modify the ionic strength from 500 mM to 1 mM, causing a reversible reduction in the fluorescence quantum yield by as much as 90%...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Rabab Sharif, Jesper Hjortdal, Henrik Sejersen, Garett Frank, Dimitrios Karamichos
Keratoconus (KC) is a corneal thinning disorder that leads to severe vision impairment As opposed to corneal transplantation; corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively non-invasive procedure that leads to an increase in corneal stiffness. In order to evaluate the effect of CXL on human corneal stromal cells in vitro, we developed a 3-D in vitro CXL model, using primary Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) from healthy patients and Human Keratoconus fibroblasts (HKCs) from KC patients. Cells were plated on transwell polycarbonate membranes and stimulated by a stable vitamin C...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ayman W El-Hattab, Ana Maria Zarante, Mohammed Almannai, Fernando Scaglia
Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that result from dysfunction of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation due to molecular defects in genes encoding mitochondrial proteins. Despite the advances in molecular and biochemical methodologies leading to better understanding of the etiology and mechanism of these diseases, there are still no satisfactory therapies available for mitochondrial disorders. Treatment for mitochondrial diseases remains largely symptomatic and does not significantly alter the course of the disease...
November 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Mette Cathrine Ørngreen, John Vissing
Metabolic myopathies are disorders affecting utilization of carbohydrates or fat in the skeletal muscle. Adult patients with metabolic myopathies typically present with exercise-induced pain, contractures or stiffness, fatigue, and myoglobinuria. Symptoms are related to energy failure. Purpose of review In this review, the current treatment options, including exercise therapy, dietary treatment, pharmacological supplementation, gene transcription, and enzyme replacement therapy, are described. Recent findings Recognition of the metabolic block in the metabolic myopathies has started the development of new therapeutic options...
September 21, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Yi Yuan, Yongyun Zhao, Lianqi Chen, Jiasi Wu, Gangyi Chen, Sheng Li, Jiawei Zou, Rong Chen, Jian Wang, Fan Jiang, Zhuo Tang
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) has been thought to be a promising antitumoral agent in photodynamic therapy, though the further application of the method was limited by the unclear molecular mechanism. Our work reveals that riboflavin was able to recognize G-T mismatch specifically and induce single-strand breaks in duplex DNA targets efficiently under irradiation. In the presence of riboflavin, the photo-irradiation could induce the death of tumor cells that are defective in mismatch repair system selectively, highlighting the G-T mismatch as potential drug target for tumor cells...
September 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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