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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807916/inhibition-of-calcineurin-or-impdh-exerts-moderate-to-potent-antiviral-activity-against-norovirus-replication
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Wen Dang, Yuebang Yin, Yijin Wang, Wenshi Wang, Junhong Su, Dave Sprengers, Luc J W van der Laan, Krzysztof Felczak, Krzysztof W Pankiewicz, Kyeong-Ok Chang, Marion P G Koopmans, Herold J Metselaar, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
Norovirus is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide and has emerged as an important issue of chronic infection in transplantation patients. Since no approved antiviral is available, we evaluated the effects of different immunosuppressants and ribavirin on norovirus and explored their mechanism-of-actions by using a human norovirus (HuNV) replicon-harboring model and a surrogate murine norovirus (MNV) infectious model. Roles of corresponding drug targets were investigated by gain- or loss-of-function approaches...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805482/cyclophilin-20-3-is-positioned-as-a-regulatory-hub-between-light-dependent-redox-and-12-oxo-phytodienoic-acid-signaling
#2
Hoon Cheong, Izailda Barbosa Dos Santos, Wenshan Liu, Heather N Gosse, Sang-Wook Park
The jasmonate family of phytohormones plays central roles in plant development and stress acclimation. However, the regulatory modes of their signaling circuitry remain largely unknown. Here we describe that cyclophilin 20-3 (CYP20-3), a binding protein of (+)-12-oxo-phytodienoic acid (OPDA), crisscrosses stress responses with light-dependent redox reactions, which fine-tunes the activity of key enzymes in the plastid photosynthetic carbon assimilation and sulfur assimilation pathways. Under stressed states, OPDA - accumulated in the chloroplasts - binds and promotes CYP20-3 to transfer electron (e(-)) from thioredoxins (i...
August 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803887/a-miniaturized-peptidyl-prolyl-isomerase-enzyme-assay
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Mirella Vivoli, Julien Renou, Arnaud Chevalier, Isobel H Norville, Suraya Diaz, Christina Juli, Helen Atkins, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Pierre-Yves Renard, Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, Nicholas J Harmer
Prolyl-peptidyl isomerases (PPIases) are enzymes that are found in all living organisms. They form an essential part of the cellular protein folding homeostasis machinery. PPIases are associated with many important human diseases, e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. The development of novel PPIase inhibitors has been limited by the lack of a rapid, laboratory-based assay for these enzymes, as their substrates and products are challenging to distinguish. A well described continuous assay, coupled with the hydrolysis of a peptide by chymotrypsin is highly effective, but comparatively slow...
August 10, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791545/microbial-cyclophilins-specialized-functions-in-virulence-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Maria Dimou, Anastasia Venieraki, Panagiotis Katinakis
Cyclophilins belong to the superfamily of peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerases (PPIases, EC: 5.2.1.8), the enzymes that catalyze the cis/trans isomerization of peptidyl-prolyl peptide bonds in unfolded and partially folded polypeptide chains and native state proteins. Cyclophilins have been extensively studied, since they are involved in multiple cellular processes related to human pathologies, such as neurodegenerative disorders, infectious diseases, and cancer. However, the presence of cyclophilins in all domains of life indicates a broader biological importance...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790108/cyclophilin-a-maintains-glioma-initiating-cell-stemness-by-regulating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#5
Guangzhi Wang, Jia Shen, Jiahang Sun, Zhenfeng Jiang, Jiabing Fan, Hongjun Wang, Shan Yu, Yu Long, Yi Liu, HOngbo Bao, Kelvin X Zhang, Ke Han, Min-Wei Zhu, Yongri Zheng, Zhiguo Lin, Chuanlu Jiang, Mian Guo
PURPOSE: Glioma-initiating cells (GICs) are glioma stem-like cells that contribute to glioblastoma (GBM) development, recurrence, and resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. They have recently become the focus of novel treatment strategies. Cyclophilin A (CypA) is a cytosolic protein that belongs to the peptidyl-prolyl isomerase (PPIase) family and the major intracellular target of the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin A (CsA). In this study, we investigate the functions of CypA and its mechanism of action in GICs' development...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789840/cyclophilin-inhibitor-nim811-ameliorates-experimental-allergic-encephalomyelitis
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Zi L Huang, Darshan Pandya, Daisy K Banta, Maryam S Ansari, Unsong Oh
Cyclophilins have diverse functions that may affect the course of central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory disorders. Anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective mechanisms may be targeted by inhibition of cyclophilin A-dependent and cyclophilin D-dependent functions, respectively. We tested the effect of cyclophilin inhibition on CNS inflammation by administering N-methyl-4-isoleucine-cyclosporin (NIM811) to mice undergoing experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE). Treatment with NIM811 resulted in significant reduction of EAE clinical severity...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776263/age-and-ischemia-differentially-impact-mitochondrial-ultrastructure-and-function-in-a-novel-model-of-age-associated-estrogen-deficiency-in-the-female-rat-heart
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Alexandra M Garvin, Nicole C Aurigemma, Jenna L Hackenberger, Donna H Korzick
Altered mitochondrial respiration, morphology, and quality control collectively contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction in the aged heart. Because myocardial infarction remains the leading cause of death in aged women, the present study utilized a novel rodent model to recapitulate human menopause to interrogate the combination of age and estrogen deficiency on mitochondrial ultrastructure and function with cardiac ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Female F344 rats were ovariectomized (OVX) at 15 months and studied at 24 months (MO OVX; n = 40) vs adult ovary intact (6 months; n = 41)...
August 4, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767697/cyclophilin-a-potentiates-trim5%C3%AE-inhibition-of-hiv-1-nuclear-import-without-promoting-trim5%C3%AE-binding-to-the-viral-capsid
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Mallori Burse, Jiong Shi, Christopher Aiken
The host immunophilin cyclophilin A (CypA) binds to the capsid protein (CA) of HIV-1 and regulates its infectivity. Depending on the target cell type, CypA can either promote or inhibit HIV-1 infection. The ability of CypA to promote HIV-1 infection has been extensively studied and linked to several steps in early replication including uncoating, reverse transcription and nuclear import. By contrast, the mechanism by which CypA inhibits infection is less well understood. We investigated the mechanism by which CypA potentiates restriction of HIV-1 by the tripartite motif-containing protein 5 (TRIM5α)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765576/visualization-of-synthetic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-rat-arteries-by-f-18-fdg-pet
#9
Kisoo Pahk, Chanmin Joung, Se-Mi Jung, Hwa Young Song, Ji Yong Park, Jung Woo Byun, Yun-Sang Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Chunsook Kim, Sungeun Kim, Won-Ki Kim
Synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and transplant vasculopathy. We investigated the synthetic activity of VSMCs in the atherosclerotic carotid artery using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Atherosclerosis was induced in rats by partial ligation of the right carotid artery coupled with an atherogenic diet and vitamin D injections (2 consecutive days, 600,000 IU/day). One month later, rats were imaged by F-18 FDG PET...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756520/cyclophilin-a-aggravates-collagen-induced-arthritis-via-promoting-classically-activated-macrophages
#10
Zhai Dongsheng, Fu Zhiguang, Jia Junfeng, Lu Zifan, Wang Li
Activated macrophages exhibiting diverse phenotypes and various functions contribute to the pathogenesis or amelioration of different diseases like cancer, inflammation, and infectious and autoimmune diseases. However, the mechanisms of macrophage polarization in inflamed joint and its effects on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are still not clarified. This study is designed to explore the effects of cyclophilin A (CypA) on macrophage polarization and describe the underlying mechanisms. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was employed to address the pro-arthritic effects of CypA...
July 29, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752912/functional-analysis-of-the-cyclophilin-ppib-role-in-bacterial-cell-division
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Aggeliki Skagia, Chrysoula Zografou, Anastasia Venieraki, Costas Fasseas, Panagiotis Katinakis, Maria Dimou
Escherichia coli PpiB is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase, EC: 5.2.1.8) with chaperone activity. Here, we show that the ΔppiB deletion strain and the PpiB over-expression wild-type strain are both characterized by defects in cell division involving milder or severe cell filamentation, respectively. Using various PpiB mutants, we show that the PPIase activity of PpiB is necessary for the observed cell filamentation, whereas other structural features apart from the active site are also important for this phenotype...
July 28, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739742/expression-and-significance-of-cyclophilin-j-in-primary-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Zhaohua Gong, Yuling Mu, Jian Chen, Hongjin Chu, Peiwen Lian, Congcong Wang, Jiahui Wang, Lixin Jiang
BACKGROUND/AIM: Biomarkers are essential in early diagnosis and understanding of the molecular mechanism of human cancer. The expression of cyclophilin J, a novel member of the cyclophilin family, was investigated in primary gastric adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Western blot analysis was carried out on 36 paired tumor and normal tissue samples; immunohistochemical analysis was carried out on 120 gastric carcinoma tissues and normal adjacent tissue. RESULTS: Cyclophilin J protein was overexpressed in 72...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739738/cyclophilin-a-is-overexpressed-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-is-associated-with-the-cell-cycle
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Zhaohua Gong, Cheng Chi, Xiaojuan Huang, Hongjin Chu, Jiahui Wang, Fengcai DU, Lixin Jiang, Jian Chen
AIM: To investigate the expression of cyclophilin A (CypA) in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and explore the effects of CypA on the cell cycle in HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CypA expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 48 cases of HCC tissues and paired adjacent tissues. CypA plasmid was transfected into HCC cells and the cell cycle was analyzed. RESULTS: Positivity for CypA was higher in HCC tissues than in adjacent tissues (79...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729360/potential-role-of-cyclophilin-a-in-regulating-cytokine-secretion
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REVIEW
Farman Ullah Dawar, Yang Xiong, Muhammad Nasir Khan Khattak, Jun Li, Li Lin, Jie Mei
Cyclophilin A (CypA), a peptidylprolyl cis-trans isomerase, is a ubiquitous and multifunctional protein. In addition to its role as a host-cell receptor for cyclosporine A, CypA has diverse functions in inflammatory conditions and diseases. CypA secreted in response to inflammatory stimuli binds to the cell surface via its receptor CD147 and induces secretion of various inflammatory cytokines. However, silencing and inhibition of either CypA or CD147 inhibits inflammatory cytokine expression and inflammation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710417/talen-based-hpv-e7-editing-triggers-necrotic-cell-death-in-cervical-cancer-cells
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Sumitra Shankar, Deepti Prasad, Rahul Sanawar, Ani V Das, M Radhakrishna Pillai
Human Papillomavirus E7 and E6 oncoproteins have been considered as suitable candidate anti-viral targets since they cause malignant conversion in cervical cancers. Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases (TALENs) are recent editing tools to knockout genes by inducing double stranded breaks at specific sites in the genome. In here, we have designed specific TALENs to target E7 and analyzed their efficiency in inducing cell death in cervical cancer cells. We found that designed TALENs could yield about 10-12% editing activity as observed from T7E1 and nuclease resistance assays...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708092/the-exact-nuclear-overhauser-enhancement-recent-advances
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REVIEW
Parker J Nichols, Alexandra Born, Morkos A Henen, Dean Strotz, Julien Orts, Simon Olsson, Peter Güntert, Celestine N Chi, Beat Vögeli
Although often depicted as rigid structures, proteins are highly dynamic systems, whose motions are essential to their functions. Despite this, it is difficult to investigate protein dynamics due to the rapid timescale at which they sample their conformational space, leading most NMR-determined structures to represent only an averaged snapshot of the dynamic picture. While NMR relaxation measurements can help to determine local dynamics, it is difficult to detect translational or concerted motion, and only recently have significant advances been made to make it possible to acquire a more holistic representation of the dynamics and structural landscapes of proteins...
July 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701243/regulation-of-fetuin-a-gene-expression-in-the-neonatal-pig-liver
#17
T G Ramsay, M J Stoll, L A Blomberg, T J Caperna
Fetuin A (also known as α2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein) is a protein primarily expressed by the liver and secreted into the blood. Previous studies have suggested that plasma concentrations of fetuin A are elevated with impaired growth rate in swine. The present study was designed to examine the relationship of porcine fetuin A with growth rate in the pig and to also elucidate the regulation of fetuin A expression by examining the hormonal and cytokine regulation of fetuin A mRNA abundance in hepatocytes prepared from suckling piglets...
July 13, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700644/transcription-of-putative-tonoplast-transporters-in-response-to-glyphosate-and-paraquat-stress-in-conyza-bonariensis-and-conyza-canadensis-and-selection-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr
#18
Marcelo L Moretti, Rocio Alárcon-Reverte, Stephen Pearce, Sarah Morran, Bradley D Hanson
Herbicide resistance is a challenge for modern agriculture further complicated by cases of resistance to multiple herbicides. Conyza bonariensis and Conyza canadensis are invasive weeds of field crops, orchards, and non-cropped areas in many parts of the world. In California, USA, Conyza populations resistant to the herbicides glyphosate and paraquat have recently been described. Although the mechanism conferring resistance to glyphosate and paraquat in these species was not elucidated, reduced translocation of these herbicides was observed under experimental conditions in both species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696707/cyclophilin-b-deficiency-causes-abnormal-dentin-collagen-matrix
#19
Masahiko Terajima, Yuki Taga, Wayne A Cabral, Masako Nagasawa, Noriko Sumida, Shunji Hattori, Joan C Marini, Mitsuo Yamauchi
Cyclophilin B (CypB) is an endoplasmic reticulum-resident protein that regulates collagen folding, and also contributes to prolyl 3-hydroxylation (P3H) and lysine (Lys) hydroxylation of collagen. In this study, we characterized dentin type I collagen in CypB null (KO) mice, a model of recessive osteogenesis imperfecta type IX, and compared to those of wild-type (WT) and heterozygous (Het) mice. Mass spectrometric analysis demonstrated that the extent of P3H in KO collagen was significantly diminished compared to WT/Het...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682833/cross-platform-comparison-of-computer-assisted-image-analysis-quantification-of-in-situ-mrna-hybridization-in-investigative-pathology
#20
Timothy R Holzer, Jeffrey C Hanson, Erin M Wray, Jason A Bailey, Kim R Kennedy, Patrick R Finnegan, Aejaz Nasir, Kelly M Credille
Although availability of automated platforms has proliferated, there is no standard practice for computer-assisted generation of scores for mRNA in situ hybridization (ISH) visualized by brightfield microscopic imaging on tissue sections. To address this systematically, an ISH for peptidylprolyl isomerase B (PPIB) (cyclophilin B) mRNA was optimized and applied to a tissue microarray of archival non-small cell lung carcinoma cases, and then automated image analysis for PPIB was refined across 4 commercially available software platforms...
July 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
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