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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207866/a-novel-mechanism-of-metal-gel-shift-by-histidine-rich-ni2-binding-hpn-protein-from-helicobacter-pylori-strain-ss1
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Rahul Mahadev Shelake, Yuki Ito, Junya Masumoto, Eugene Hayato Morita, Hidenori Hayashi
Sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) is a universally used method for determining approximate molecular weight (MW) in protein research. Migration of protein that does not correlate with formula MW, termed "gel shifting" appears to be common for histidine-rich proteins but not yet studied in detail. We investigated "gel shifting" in Ni2+-binding histidine-rich Hpn protein cloned from Helicobacter pylori strain SS1. Our data demonstrate two important factors determining "gel shifting" of Hpn, polyacrylamide-gel concentration and metal binding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207855/novel-approaches-for-the-taxonomic-and-metabolic-characterization-of-lactobacilli-integration-of-16s-rrna-gene-sequencing-with-maldi-tof-ms-and-1h-nmr
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Claudio Foschi, Luca Laghi, Carola Parolin, Barbara Giordani, Monica Compri, Roberto Cevenini, Antonella Marangoni, Beatrice Vitali
Lactobacilli represent a wide range of bacterial species with several implications for the human host. They play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological equilibrium of different biological niches and are essential for fermented food production and probiotic formulation. Despite the consensus about the 'health-promoting' significance of Lactobacillus genus, its genotypic and phenotypic characterization still poses several difficulties. The aim of this study was to assess the integration of different approaches, genotypic (16S rRNA gene sequencing), proteomic (MALDI-TOF MS) and metabolomic (1H-NMR), for the taxonomic and metabolic characterization of Lactobacillus species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207798/altered-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-in-mice-lacking-both-the-melanocortin-type-4-receptor-and-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor
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Vera Lede, Andrej Meusel, Antje Garten, Yulia Popkova, Melanie Penke, Christin Franke, Albert Ricken, Angela Schulz, Wieland Kiess, Daniel Huster, Torsten Schöneberg, Jürgen Schiller
Obesity is often associated with dyslipidemia and hepatosteatosis. A number of animal models of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are established but they significantly differ in the molecular and biochemical changes depending on the genetic modification and diet used. Mice deficient for melanocortin type 4 receptor (Mc4rmut) develop hyperphagia, obesity, and subsequently NAFLD already under regular chow and resemble more closely the energy supply-driven obesity found in humans. This animal model was used to assess the molecular and biochemical consequences of hyperphagia-induced obesity on hepatic lipid metabolism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207789/carbapenem-resistance-and-pathogenicity-of-bovine-acinetobacter-indicus-like-isolates
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Peter Klotz, Stephan Göttig, Ursula Leidner, Torsten Semmler, Sandra Scheufen, Christa Ewers
The objective of this study was to characterize blaOXA-23 harbouring Acinetobacter indicus-like strains from cattle including genomic and phylogenetic analyses, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and evaluation of pathogenicity in vitro and in vivo. Nasal and rectal swabs (n = 45) from cattle in Germany were screened for carbapenem-non-susceptible Acinetobacter spp. Thereby, two carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp. from the nasal cavities of two calves could be isolated. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 16S rDNA sequencing identified these isolates as A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201995/zoonotic-necrotizing-myositis-caused-by-streptococcus-equi-subsp-zooepidemicus-in-a-farmer
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Bård Reiakvam Kittang, Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen, Oddvar Oppegaard, Dag Harald Skutlaberg, Håvard Dale, Harald G Wiker, Steinar Skrede
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus is a beta-hemolytic group C streptococcus mainly causing infections in domesticated animals. Here we describe the first case of zoonotic necrotizing myositis caused by this bacterium. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 73-year-old, previously healthy farmer with two asymptomatic Shetland ponies in his stable. After close contact with the ponies while feeding them, he rapidly developed erythema of his left thigh and sepsis with multiple organ failure...
February 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199346/revertant-mosaicism-for-family-mutations-is-not-observed-in-brca1-2-phenocopies
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Jacopo Azzollini, Chiara Pesenti, Luca Ferrari, Laura Fontana, Mariarosaria Calvello, Bernard Peissel, Giorgio Portera, Silvia Tabano, Maria Luisa Carcangiu, Paola Riva, Monica Miozzo, Siranoush Manoukian
In BRCA1/2 families, early-onset breast cancer (BrCa) cases may be also observed among non-carrier relatives. These women are considered phenocopies and raise difficult counselling issues concerning the selection of the index case and the residual risks estimate in negative family members. Few studies investigated the presence of potential genetic susceptibility factors in phenocopies, mainly focussing on BrCa-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms. We hypothesized that, as for other Mendelian diseases, a revertant somatic mosaicism, resulting from spontaneous correction of a pathogenic mutation, might occur also in BRCA pedigrees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198080/proteomic-profiling-of-mature-leaves-from-oil-palm-elaeis-guineensis-jacq
#7
Hooi Sin Tan, Richard P Jacoby, Meilina Ong-Abdullah, Nicolas L Taylor, Susan Liddell, Wong Wei Chee, Chiew Foan Chin
Oil palm is one of the most productive oil bearing crops grown in Southeast Asia. Due to the dwindling availability of agricultural land and increasing demand for high yielding oil palm seedlings, clonal propagation is vital to the oil palm industry. Most commonly, leaf explants are used for in vitro micropropagation of oil palm and to optimise this process it is important to unravel the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying somatic embryo production from leaves. In this study, a proteomic approach was used to determine protein abundance of mature oil palm leaves...
February 15, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196325/decoding-of-o-linked-glycosylation-by-mass-spectrometry
#8
SriHariRaju Mulagapati, Veerendra Koppolu, T Shantha Raju
Protein glycosylation (N-, and O- linked) plays an important role in many biological processes including the protein structure and function. However, the structural elucidation of glycans, specifically O-linked glycans remains a major challenge and is often overlooked during protein analysis. Recently, mass spectrometry (MS) is maturing as a powerful technology for high-quality analytical characterization of O-linked glycans. This article summarizes the recent developments and insights of MS based glycomics technology, which focus on mucin type O-glycan analysis...
February 14, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195465/identification-and-relative-quantification-of-bioactive-peptides-sequentially-released-during-simulated-gastrointestinal-digestion-of-commercial-kefir
#9
Yufang Liu, Monika Pischetsrieder
Health-promoting effects of kefir may be partially caused by bioactive peptides. To evaluate their formation or degradation during gastrointestinal digestion, we monitored changes of the peptide profile in a model of oral (1), gastric (2) and small intestinal (3) digestion of kefir. MALDI-TOF-MS analyses revealed clearly different profiles between digests 2/3 and kefir/digest 1. Subsequent UPLC-ESI-MS/MS identified 92 peptides in total (25, 25, 43, and 30, partly overlapping in kefir and digests 1, 2, and 3, respectively), including 16 peptides with ascribed bioactivity...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194967/multicellular-tumor-spheroids-combined-with-mass-spectrometric-histone-analysis-to-evaluate-epigenetic-drugs
#10
Peter E Feist, Simone Sidoli, Xin Liu, Monica M Schroll, Sharif Rahmy, Rina Fujiwara, Benjamin A Garcia, Amanda B Hummon
Multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) are valuable in vitro tumor models frequently used to evaluate the penetration and efficacy of therapeutics. In this study, we evaluated potential differences in epigenetic markers, i.e. histone post-translational modifications (PTMs), in the layers of the HCT116 colon carcinoma MCTS. Cells were grown in agarose-coated 96 well plates, forming reproducible 1mm diameter MCTS. The MCTS were fractionated into three radially concentric portions, generating samples containing cells from the core, the mid and the external layers...
February 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194959/differentiation-of-sialyl-linkage-isomers-by-one-pot-sialic-acid-derivatization-for-mass-spectrometry-based-glycan-profiling
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Takashi Nishikaze, Hiroki Tsumoto, Sadanori Sekiya, Shinichi Iwamoto, Yuri Miura, Koichi Tanaka
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) has been used for high-throughput glycan profiling analysis. In spite of the biological importance of sialic acids on nonreducing ends of glycans, it is still difficult to analyze glycans containing sialic acid residues due to their instability and the presence of linkage isomers. In this Article, we describe a one-pot glycan purification/derivatization method employing a newly developed linkage-specific sialic acid derivatization for MS-based glycan profiling with differentiation of sialyl linkage isomer...
February 8, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194740/potential-of-burkholderia-seminalis-tc3-4-2r3-as-biocontrol-agent-against-fusarium-oxysporum-evaluated-by-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Francisca Diana da Silva Araújo, Welington Luiz Araújo, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin
Species of genus Burkholderia display different interaction profiles in the environment, causing either several diseases in plants and animals or being beneficial to some plants, promoting their growth, and suppressing phytopathogens. Burkholderia spp. also produce many types of biomolecules with antimicrobial activity, which may be commercially used to protect crops of economic interest, mainly against fungal diseases. Herein we have applied matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) to investigate secondary metabolites produced by B...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193366/development-of-c60-based-labeling-reagents-for-the-determination-of-low-molecular-weight-compounds-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-i-determination-of-amino-acids-in-microliter-biofluids
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Pin Wu, Hua-Ming Xiao, Jun Ding, Qian-Yun Deng, Fang Zheng, Yu-Qi Feng
Quantification of low molecular weight compounds (<800 Da) using matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI MS) is challenging due to the matrix signal interference at low m/z region and poor reproducibility of MS responses. In this study, a C60 labeling-MALDI MS strategy was proposed for the fast, sensitive and reliable determination of amino acids (AAs) in biofluids. An N-hydroxysuccinimide functionalized C60 was synthesized as the labeling reagent and added as an 880 Da tag to AAs; a carboxyl acid containing C60 was employed as the internal standards to normalize MS variations...
April 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193172/comparison-of-pathogenic-and-non-pathogenic-enterococcus-cecorum-strains-from-different-animal-species
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Arne Jung, Martin Metzner, Martin Ryll
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus cecorum (EC) infection currently is one of the most important bacterial diseases of modern broiler chickens but can also affect ducks or other avian species. However, little is known concerning pathogenesis of EC and most studies concentrate on examinations of EC strains from broilers only. The objective of this study was to compare pathogenic and commensal EC strains from different animal species concerning different phenotypic and genotypic traits. RESULTS: Pathogenic and commensal EC strains were not clearly separated from each other in a phylogenetic tree based on partial sequences of the 16S-rRNA-gene and also based on the fatty acid profile determined with gas chromatography...
February 13, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193015/derivatization-strategies-for-the-detection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-in-cartilage-by-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Florian P Y Barré, Bryn Flinders, João P Garcia, Imke Jansen, Lennart R S Huizing, Tiffany Porta, Laura B Creemers, Ron M A Heeren, Berta Cillero-Pastor
Osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by degeneration of the cartilaginous tissue in articular joints, severely impairs mobility in many people worldwide. The degeneration is thought to be mediated by inflammatory processes occurring in the tissue of the joint, including the cartilage. Intra-articular administered triamcinolone acetonide (TAA) is one of the drug treatments employed to ameliorate the inflammation and pain that characterizes OA. However, the penetration and distribution of TAA into the avascular cartilage is not well understood...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193006/enhanced-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometric-detection-of-biomolecules-using-gold-nanoparticles-matrix-and-the-coffee-ring-effect
#16
Alyssa L M Marsico, Bradley Duncan, Ryan F Landis, Gulen Yesilbag Tonga, Vincent M Rotello, Richard W Vachet
Nanomaterials have been extensively used as alternate matrices to minimize the low molecular weight interferences observed in typical MALDI but such nanomaterials typically do not improve the spot-to-spot variability that is commonly seen. In this work, we demonstrate that nanoparticles and low matrix concentrations (<2.5 mg/mL) can be used to homogeneously concentrate analytes into a narrow ring by taking advantage of the "coffee ring" effect. Concentration of the samples in this way leads to enhanced signals when compared to conventional MALDI, with higher m/z analytes being enhanced to the greatest extent...
February 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192992/protein-adsorbed-magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-bacterial-antibiotic-resistance
#17
Taku A Cowger, Yaping Yang, David E Rink, Trever Todd, Hongmin Chen, Ye Shen, Yajun Yan, Jin Xie
Antibiotic susceptibility tests have been used for years as a crucial diagnostic tool against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, due to a lack of biomarkers specific to resistant types, these approaches are often time-consuming, inaccurate, and inflexible in drug selections. Here, we present a novel susceptibility test method named protein-adsorbed nanoparticle-mediated matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry, or PANMS. Briefly, we adsorb five different proteins (β-casein, α-lactalbumin, human serum albumin, fibrinogen, and avidin) onto the surface of Fe3O4...
February 17, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192977/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-fingerprinting-for-identification-of-acacia-gum-in-microsamples-from-works-of-art
#18
Clara Granzotto, Ken Sutherland
This paper reports an improved method for the identification of Acacia gum in cultural heritage samples using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) after enzymatic digestion of the polysaccharide component. The analytical strategy was optimized using a reference Acacia gum (gum arabic, sp. A. senegal) and provided an unambiguous MS profile of the gum, characterized by specific and recognized oligosaccharides, from as little as 0.1 μg of material. The enhanced experimental approach with reduced detection limit was successfully applied to the analysis of naturally aged (∼80 year) gum arabic samples, pure and mixed with lead white pigment, and allowed the detection of gum arabic in samples from a late painting (1949/1954) by Georges Braque in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago...
February 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188862/the-ascites-n-glycome-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients
#19
Karina Biskup, Elena I Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Rudolf Tauber, Véronique Blanchard
: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is worldwide the sixth most lethal form of cancer occurring in women. More than one third of ovarian patients have ascites at the time of diagnosis and almost all of them have it when recurrence occurs. Although its effect on tumor cell microenvironment remains poorly understood, its presence is correlated with bad diagnosis. In previous studies, we proposed a novel glycan-based biomarker for the diagnosis of EOC, which showed an improved sensitivity and specificity at any stage of the disease and an improved discrimination between malignant and benign ovarian tumors...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188274/spatial-and-temporal-mapping-of-key-lipid-species-in-brassica-napus-seeds
#20
Helen K Woodfield, Drew Sturtevant, Ljudmilla Borisjuk, Eberhard Munz, Irina A Guschina, Kent D Chapman, John L Harwood
The regulation of lipid synthesis in oil seeds is still not fully understood. Oilseed rape is the third most productive vegetable oil crop on the global market. Therefore, increasing our understanding of lipid accumulation in oilseed rape seeds is of great economic, as well as intellectual, importance. Matrix-assisted laser/desorption ionisation - mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI) is a technique that allows the mapping of metabolites directly onto intact biological tissues, giving a spatial context to metabolism...
February 10, 2017: Plant Physiology
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