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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734976/structural-basis-of-the-substrate-specificity-and-instability-in-solution-of-a-glycosidase-from-lactobacillus-plantarum
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Iván Acebrón, Laura Plaza-Vinuesa, Blanca de Las Rivas, Rosario Muñoz, J Cumella, F Sánchez-Sancho, José Miguel Mancheño
Statistics from structural genomics initiatives reveal that around 50-55% of the expressed, non-membrane proteins cannot be purified and therefore structurally characterized due to solubility problems, which emphasized protein solubility as one of the most serious concerns in structural biology projects. Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 748(T) produces an aggregation-prone glycosidase (LpBgl) that we crystallized previously. However, this result could not be reproduced due to protein instability and therefore further high-resolution structural analyses of LpBgl were impeded...
July 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733629/improving-nitrogen-source-utilization-from-defatted-soybean-meal-for-nisin-production-by-enhancing-proteolytic-function-of-lactococcus-lactis-f44
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Jiaheng Liu, Jianjian Zhou, Lihong Wang, Zelin Ma, Guangrong Zhao, Zhiqiang Ge, Hongji Zhu, Jianjun Qiao
Nisin, one kind of natural antimicrobial peptide, is produced by certain Lactococcus lactis strains, which generally require expensive high-quality nitrogen sources due to limited ability of amino acids biosynthesis. Here we use defatted soybean meal (DSM) as sole nitrogen source to support L. lactis growth and nisin production. DSM medium composition and fermentation conditions were optimized using the methods of Plackett-Burman design and central composite design. The highest nisin production of 3879.58 IU/ml was obtained in DSM medium, which was 21...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730820/tryptic-peptides-bearing-c-terminal-dimethyllysine-need-be-considered-during-the-analysis-of-lysine-dimethylation-in-proteomic-study
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Ming Chen, Min Zhang, Linhui Zhai, Hao Hu, Ping Liu, Minjia Tan
Lysine methylation plays important roles in structural and functional regulation of chromatin. Although trypsin is the most widely used protease in mass spectrometry-based proteomic analysis for lysine methylation substrates, the proteolytic activity of trypsin on dimethylated lysine residues remains an arguable issue. In this study, we tested the ability of trypsin to cleave dimethylated lysine residues in synthetic peptides, purified albumin and whole cell lysate, and found that the C-terminal of dimethylated lysine residue could be cleaved in a protein sequence-dependent manner...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728000/tailor-made-purified-human-platelet-lysate-concentrated-in-neurotrophins-for-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Ming-Li Chou, Joe-Wei Wu, Flore Gouel, Aurélie Jonneaux, Kelly Tillerman, Ting-Yi Renn, Charlotte Laloux, Hung-Ming Chang, Liang-Tzung Lin, Jean-Christophe Devedjian, David Devos, Thierry Burnouf
Human platelet lysates (PLs), which contain multiple neurotrophins, have been proposed for treating neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD). However, current PLs suspended in plasma have high protein content and contain fibrinogen/fibrin and, following activation, also proteolytic and thrombogenic enzymes. Upon brain administration, such PLs may saturate the cerebrospinal fluid and exert neurotoxicity. We assessed whether purified PLs, concentrated in neurotrophins, protected dopaminergic neurons in PD models...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726716/new-insights-into-the-role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-preeclampsia
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Salvador Espino Y Sosa, Arturo Flores-Pliego, Aurora Espejel-Nuñez, Diana Medina-Bastidas, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutierrez
Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy complication globally, characterized by poor placentation triggering vascular dysfunction. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) exhibit proteolytic activity implicated in the efficiency of trophoblast invasion to the uterine wall, and a dysregulation of these enzymes has been linked to preeclampsia. A decrease in MMP-2 and MMP-9 interferes with the normal remodeling of spiral arteries at early pregnancy stages, leading to the initial pathophysiological changes observed in preeclampsia...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726509/soymilk-fermentation-by-enterococcus-faecalis-vb43-leads-to-reduction-in-the-immunoreactivity-of-allergenic-proteins-%C3%AE-conglycinin-7s-and-glycinin-11s
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V Biscola, A Rodriguez de Olmos, Y Choiset, H Rabesona, M S Garro, F Mozzi, J-M Chobert, M Drouet, T Haertlé, B D G M Franco
Food allergies represent a serious problem affecting human health and soy proteins rank among the most allergenic proteins from food origin. The proteolytic enzymes produced by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) can hydrolyse the major allergens present in soybean, reducing their immunoreactivity. Many studies have reported the ability of LAB to ferment soy-based products; while the majority of them focus on the improvement of the sensory characteristics and functionality of soy proteins, a lack of information about the role of lactic fermentation in the reduction of immunoreactivity of these proteins exists...
July 20, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726190/effect-of-peripheral-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-ligands-on-the-development-of-tolerance-to-ethanol-induced-analgesia
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S K Sudakov, E V Alekseeva, G A Nazarova
We studied the rate of development of tolerance to the ethanol-induced analgesia under the effect of μ-, δ-, and κ-opioid agonists and antagonists not crossing the blood-brain barrier and rapidly inactivated by gastric and duodenal proteolytic enzymes. Activation of gastric κ-opioid receptors eliminated the analgesic effect of ethanol and accelerated the development of tolerance to ethanol-induced analgesia. In contrast, activation of gastric μ-opioid receptors decelerated the development of this tolerance...
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726057/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-modulates-trophic-signaling-through-interaction-with-serine-protease-htra1
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Åsa Fex Svenningsen, Svenja Löring, Anna Lahn Sørensen, Ha Uyen Buu Huynh, Simone Hjæresen, Nellie Martin, Jesper Bonnet Moeller, Maria Louise Elkjær, Uffe Holmskov, Zsolt Illes, Malin Andersson, Solveig Beck Nielsen, Eirikur Benedikz
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a small conserved protein, is abundant in the immune- and central nervous system (CNS). MIF has several receptors and binding partners that can modulate its action on a cellular level. It is upregulated in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer although its function is far from clear. Here, we report the finding of a new binding partner to MIF, the serine protease HTRA1. This enzyme cleaves several growth factors, extracellular matrix molecules and is implicated in some of the same diseases as MIF...
July 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726036/proteolytic-effects-of-gingipains-on-trefoil-factor-family-peptides
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Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Janthima Jaresitthikunchai, Narumon Phaonakrop, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Barbara Potempa, Jan Potempa
OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to determine whether trefoil factor family (TFF) peptides which were generally considered to be resistant to proteolysis could be digested by gingipains, a major proteinases produced by Porphyromonas gingivalis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recombinant human TFF1, TFF2, and TFF3 peptides were used as substrates. Gingipains including arginine gingipain (RgpB) and lysine gingipain (Kgp) were used as enzymes. Trypsin was used as a control protease...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721399/nutritional-and-functional-properties-of-fishmeal-produced-from-fresh-by-products-of-cod-gadus-morhua-l-and-saithe-pollachius-virens
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Ola Ween, Janne K Stangeland, Turid S Fylling, Grete Hansen Aas
Fresh by-products of whitefish such as cod and saithe is processed to fishmeal (FM) on-board seagoing Norwegian trawlers. The aim of this study was to document the properties of whitefish FM (WFM) protein with respect to, physicochemical and bioactive properties. Analysis of the proximate composition of representative seasonal WFM batches show that the production is robust without much variance. The mean protein (61.9 ± 1.2), fat (8.9 ± 1.1%), moisture (5 ± 1.2%) and ash content (22.4 ± 0.8%), reflect the use of lean and bony raw-material...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720568/serine-proteases-of-the-complement-lectin-pathway-and-their-genetic-variations-in-ischaemic-stroke
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Gohar Tsakanova, Ani Stepanyan, Karen Nahapetyan, Robert B Sim, Arsen Arakelyan, Anna Boyajyan
AIMS: The aim of the current study was to assess the proteolytic activities of collectin-bound MASP-1 and MASP-2 in the blood of patients with ischaemic stroke, as well as the association of their six genetic polymorphisms (rs3203210, rs28945070, rs28945073 in MASP1 gene and rs2273343, rs12711521, rs147270785 in MASP2 gene) with this pathology. METHODS: In total, 250 patients and 300 healthy subjects were involved in this study. MBL-associated serine protease (MASP)-1 and MASP-2 activities were measured using in-house developed immunofluorescent and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719188/phage-selection-of-cyclic-peptides-for-application-in-research-and-drug-development
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Kaycie Deyle, Xu-Dong Kong, Christian Heinis
Cyclic peptides can bind to protein targets with high affinities and selectivities, which makes them an attractive modality for the development of research reagents and therapeutics. Additional properties, including low inherent toxicity, efficient chemical synthesis, and facile modification with labels or immobilization reagents, increase their attractiveness. Cyclic peptide ligands against a wide range of protein targets have been isolated from natural sources such as bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals...
July 18, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713987/angiotensin%C3%A2-1%C3%A2-7-attenuates-caerulein%C3%A2-induced-pancreatic-acinar-cell-apoptosis
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Lijian Cui, Ruixia Liu, Chunyun Li, Xiaozheng Yu, Xiaoya Liu, Fei Hou, Cheng Chi, Chenghong Yin, Chao Wang
Extensive apoptosis of pancreatic acinar cells frequently occurs in acute pancreatitis (AP), and has been identified to be closely associated with the decrease of pancreatic parenchymal cells and pancreatic damage. The present study aimed to investigate the possible effect of angiotensin (Ang)‑(1‑7) on caerulein (CAE)‑induced pancreatic acinar cell apoptosis. Mouse pancreatic acinar cancer cells (MPC‑83) were divided into 4 groups: Control group; CAE group; CAE + Ang‑(1‑7) group; and CAE + Ang‑(1‑7) antagonist (A779) group...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713788/microorganisms-of-the-intestinal-microbiota-of-oncorhynchus-mykiss-produce-antagonistic-substances-against-bacteria-contaminating-food-and-causing-disease-in-humans
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Olga Lobos, Andrea Barrera, Carlos Padilla
The objective was to analyse the antibacterial ability of members of the intestinal microbiota of Oncorhynchus mykiss specimens on several bacterial target strains that contaminate food and cause disease in humans. Bacterial colonies from an intestinal portion of the 20 specimens of O. mykiss were obtained in different culture media. Several of the colonies showed antibacterial action on different target strains. The bacterial species with the highest antagonistic capacity were Hafnia alvei and Lactococcus lactis and the more susceptible target strains were Aeromonas hydrophila, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli...
April 13, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711639/skin-permeability-enhancement-by-bacillus-subtilis-alkaline-protease-application-to-transdermal-drug-delivery
#15
Mohamed I Nounou, Taha I Zaghloul, Nehal A Ahmed, Amira A Eid, Labiba K El-Khordagui
Enzymes may offer great potentials in topical pharmaceutical applications provided that treatment conditions are controlled for efficacy and safety. In this study, the effect of alkaline protease produced by recombinant Bacillus subtilis cells on the ex-vivo permeability of rabbit ear skin was investigated under different conditions of enzyme activity (5-60 units) and exposure time (15-60min). Data for transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and permeation of a hydrophilic dye, rhodamine B (Rb), indicated biphasic activity-dependent and exposure time-dependent skin permeability...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711595/a%C3%AE-truncated-species-implications-for-brain-clearance-mechanisms-and-amyloid-plaque-deposition
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Erwin Cabrera, Paul Mathews, Emiliya Mezhericher, Thomas G Beach, Jingjing Deng, Thomas A Neubert, Agueda Rostagno, Jorge Ghiso
Extensive parenchymal and vascular Aβ deposits are pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Besides classic full-length peptides, biochemical analyses of brain deposits have revealed high degree of Aβ heterogeneity likely resulting from the action of multiple proteolytic enzymes. In spite of the numerous studies focusing in Aβ, the relevance of N- and C-terminal truncated species for AD pathogenesis remains largely understudied. In the present work, using novel antibodies specifically recognizing Aβ species N-terminally truncated at position 4 or C-terminally truncated at position 34, we provide a clear assessment of the differential topographic localization of these species in AD brains and transgenic models...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707438/long-term-impact-of-the-endocrine-disruptor-tributyltin-on-male-fertility-following-a-single-acute-exposure
#17
Sumonto Mitra, Ankit Srivastava, Shashi Khandelwal
Declining rate of human fertility is a growing concern, where lifestyle and environmental factors play an important role. We recently demonstrated that tributyltin (TBT), an omnipresent endocrine disruptor, affects testicular cells in vitro. In this study, male Wistar rats were gavaged a single dose of 10, 20, and 30 mg/kg TBT-chloride (TBTC) (to mimic accidental exposure in vivo) and sacrificed on day 3 and day 7, respectively. TBT bioavailability was evaluated by estimating total tin content, and essential metal levels were analyzed along with redox molecules (ROS and GSH/GSSG) to understand the effect on physiological conditions...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706339/expansion-of-bone-marrow-derived-human-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-hmscs-using-a-two-phase-liquid-liquid-system
#18
Mariana P Hanga, Halina Murasiewicz, Andrzej W Pacek, Alvin W Nienow, Karen Coopman, Christopher J Hewitt
BACKGROUND: Human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs) are at the forefront of regenerative medicine applications due to their relatively easy isolation and availability in adults, potential to differentiate and to secrete a range of trophic factors that could determine specialised tissue regeneration. To date, hMSCs have been successfully cultured in vitro on substrates such as polystyrene dishes (TCPS) or microcarriers. However, hMSC sub-cultivation and harvest typically employs proteolytic enzymes that act by cleaving important cell membrane proteins resulting in long-term cell damage...
July 2017: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703960/antioxidative-properties-of-milk-protein-preparations-fermented-by-polish-strains-of-lactobacillus-helveticus
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Katarzyna W Skrzypczak, Waldemar Z Gustaw, Ewa D Jabłońska-Ryś, Monika Michalak-Majewska, Aneta Sławińska, Wojciech P Radzki, Klaudia M Gustaw, Adam D Waśko
BACKGROUND: The increasing significance of food products containing substances with antioxidative activi- ties is currently being observed. This is mainly due to the fact that pathogenic changes underlying some diseases are related to the carcinogenic effects of free radicals. Antioxidative compounds play an important role in supporting and enhancing the body’s defense mechanisms, which is useful in preventing some civili- zation diseases. Unfortunately, it has been already proved that some synthetic antioxidants pose a potential risk in vivo...
April 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702790/heavy-metal-induced-oxidative-stress-on-seed-germination-and-seedling-development-a-critical-review
#20
Mihiri Seneviratne, Nishanta Rajakaruna, Muhammad Rizwan, H M S P Madawala, Yong Sik Ok, Meththika Vithanage
Heavy metal contamination in soils can influence plants and animals, often leading to toxicosis. Heavy metals can impact various biochemical processes in plants, including enzyme and antioxidant production, protein mobilization and photosynthesis. Hydrolyzing enzymes play a major role in seed germination. Enzymes such as acid phosphatases, proteases and α-amylases are known to facilitate both seed germination and seedling growth via mobilizing nutrients in the endosperm. In the presence of heavy metals, starch is immobilized and nutrient sources become limited...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
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