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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805663/yap-taz-regulates-sprouting-angiogenesis-and-vascular-barrier-maturation
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Jongshin Kim, Yoo Hyung Kim, Jaeryung Kim, Do Young Park, Hosung Bae, Da-Hye Lee, Kyun Hoo Kim, Seon Pyo Hong, Seung Pil Jang, Yoshiaki Kubota, Young-Guen Kwon, Dae-Sik Lim, Gou Young Koh
Angiogenesis is a multistep process that requires coordinated migration, proliferation, and junction formation of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) to form new vessel branches in response to growth stimuli. Major intracellular signaling pathways that regulate angiogenesis have been well elucidated, but key transcriptional regulators that mediate these signaling pathways and control EC behaviors are only beginning to be understood. Here, we show that YAP/TAZ, a transcriptional coactivator that acts as an end effector of Hippo signaling, is critical for sprouting angiogenesis and vascular barrier formation and maturation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804512/engineering-shewanella-oneidensis-enables-xylose-fed-microbial-fuel-cell
#2
Feng Li, Yuanxiu Li, Liming Sun, Xiaofei Li, Changji Yin, Xingjuan An, Xiaoli Chen, Yao Tian, Hao Song
BACKGROUND: The microbial fuel cell (MFC) is a green and sustainable technology for electricity energy harvest from biomass, in which exoelectrogens use metabolism and extracellular electron transfer pathways for the conversion of chemical energy into electricity. However, Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, one of the most well-known exoelectrogens, could not use xylose (a key pentose derived from hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass) for cell growth and power generation, which limited greatly its practical applications...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803129/low-plasma-glucose-limits-glucose-metabolism-by-rbcs-and-heart-in-some-species-of-teleosts
#3
William R Driedzic
Within teleosts there is a species range in plasma glucose levels from undetectable to 20mM. At low plasma glucose levels the gradient from the extracellular to the intracellular space is decreased. The impact of this on glucose metabolism by RBCs and heart from species with different steady state levels of plasma glucose (Atlantic cod ~5mM; Atlantic salmon ~5mM, cunner ~1mM, lumpfish <1mM; short-horned sculpin <1mM) is the subject of this review. Under normoxia, at physiological levels of extracellular glucose, RBCs and heart produce lactate although the contribution of anaerobic metabolism to ATP production is small...
August 9, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803098/simultaneous-removal-of-nitrogen-and-phosphorous-from-domestic-wastewater-using-bacillus-cereus-gs-5-strain-exhibiting-heterotrophic-nitrification-aerobic-denitrification-and-denitrifying-phosphorous-removal
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Prangya Ranjan Rout, Puspendu Bhunia, Rajesh Roshan Dash
A newly isolated GS-5 strain exhibiting heterotrophic nitrification, aerobic denitrification and denitrifying phosphorous removal was identified as Bacillus cereus GS-5 based on its phenotypic and phylogenetic characteristics. The isolate had exhibited efficient NH4(+)-N, NO3(-)-N, NO2(-)-N and PO4(3-)-P removal from nutrient spiked real domestic wastewater with average rates of 2.62, 2.69, 1.16 and 0.42mgL(-1)h(-1), respectively under aerobic condition. Metabolic inhibitor based mass balance analysis indicated that dinitrogen gas (41%), intracellular nitrogen (29%) and intracellular phosphorous (60%) were the major fates of the initial NH4(+)-N and PO4(3-)-P...
August 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802583/cytoskeleton-and-nuclear-lamina-affection-in-recessive-osteogenesis-imperfecta-a-functional-proteomics-perspective
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Assunta Gagliardi, Roberta Besio, Chiara Carnemolla, Claudia Landi, Alessandro Armini, Mona Aglan, Ghada Otaify, Samia A Temtamy, Antonella Forlino, Luca Bini, Laura Bianchi
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a collagen-related disorder associated to dominant, recessive or X-linked transmission, mainly caused by mutations in type I collagen genes or in genes involved in type I collagen metabolism. Among the recessive forms, OI types VII, VIII, and IX are due to mutations in CRTAP, P3H1, and PPIB genes, respectively. They code for the three components of the endoplasmic reticulum complex that catalyzes 3-hydroxylation of type I collagen α1Pro986. Under-hydroxylation of this residue leads to collagen structural abnormalities and results in moderate to lethal OI phenotype, despite the exact molecular mechanisms are still not completely clear...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802268/ornithine-decarboxylase-mediated-production-of-putrescine-influences-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-by-regulating-ros-in-ganoderma-lucidum
#6
Chen-Gao Wu, Jia-Long Tian, Rui Liu, Peng-Fei Cao, Tian-Jun Zhang, Ang Ren, Liang Shi, Ming-Wen Zhao
Putrescine is an important polyamine that participates in a variety of stress responses. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) is a key enzyme that catalyzes the biosynthesis of putrescine. A homolog of the gene encoding ODC was cloned from Ganoderma lucidum In the ODC-silenced strains, the transcript levels of the ODC gene and the putrescine content were significantly decreased. The ODC-silenced strains were more sensitive to oxidative stress. The content of ganoderic acid was increased by approximately 43-46% in the ODC-silenced strains...
August 11, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802138/inhibition-of-bioenergetic-metabolism-by-the-combination-of-metformin-and-2-deoxyglucose-highly-decreases-viability-of-feline-mammary-carcinoma-cells
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María Florencia Arbe, Chiara Fondello, Lucrecia Agnetti, Gabriel Martín Álvarez, Matías Nicolás Tellado, Gerardo Claudio Glikin, Liliana María Elena Finocchiaro, Marcela Solange Villaverde
Feline mammary carcinoma (FMC) is a highly aggressive pathology that has been proposed as an interesting model of breast cancer disease, especially for the hormone refractory subgroup. Recently, cancer cell metabolism has been described as a hallmark of cancer cells. Here, we investigate the effects and mechanism of metabolic modulation by metformin (MET, anti-diabetic drug), 2-deoxyglucose (2DG, hexokinase inhibitor) or a combination of both drugs, MET/2DG on two established FMC cells lines: AlRB (HER2 (3+) and Ki67<5%) and AlRATN (HER2 (-) and Ki67>15%)...
August 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802038/trem2-maintains-microglial-metabolic-fitness-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Tyler K Ulland, Wilbur M Song, Stanley Ching-Cheng Huang, Jason D Ulrich, Alexey Sergushichev, Wandy L Beatty, Alexander A Loboda, Yingyue Zhou, Nigel J Cairns, Amal Kambal, Ekaterina Loginicheva, Susan Gilfillan, Marina Cella, Herbert W Virgin, Emil R Unanue, Yaming Wang, Maxim N Artyomov, David M Holtzman, Marco Colonna
Elevated risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with hypomorphic variants of TREM2, a surface receptor required for microglial responses to neurodegeneration, including proliferation, survival, clustering, and phagocytosis. How TREM2 promotes such diverse responses is unknown. Here, we find that microglia in AD patients carrying TREM2 risk variants and TREM2-deficient mice with AD-like pathology have abundant autophagic vesicles, as do TREM2-deficient macrophages under growth-factor limitation or endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress...
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801717/vitamin-b6-is-essential-for-serine-de-novo-biosynthesis
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Rúben J Ramos, Mia L Pras-Raves, Johan Gerrits, Maria van der Ham, Marcel Willemsen, Hubertus Prinsen, Boudewijn Burgering, Judith J Jans, Nanda M Verhoeven-Duif
Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), the metabolically active form of vitamin B6, plays an essential role in brain metabolism as a cofactor in numerous enzyme reactions. PLP deficiency in brain, either genetic or acquired, results in severe drug-resistant seizures that respond to vitamin B6 supplementation. The pathogenesis of vitamin B6 deficiency is largely unknown. To shed more light on the metabolic consequences of vitamin B6 deficiency in brain, we performed untargeted metabolomics in vitamin B6-deprived Neuro-2a cells...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801647/reconstruction-of-a-genome-scale-metabolic-network-of-komagataeibacter-nataicola-rzs01-for-cellulose-production
#10
Heng Zhang, Chao Ye, Nan Xu, Chuntao Chen, Xiao Chen, Fanshu Yuan, Yunhua Xu, Jiazhi Yang, Dongping Sun
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is widely used in industries owing to its high purity and strength. Although Komagataeibacter nataicola is a representative species for BC production, its intracellular metabolism leading to BC secretion is unclear. In the present study, a genome-scale metabolic network of cellulose-producing K. nataicola strain RZS01 was reconstructed to understand its metabolic behavior. This model iHZ771 comprised 771 genes, 2035 metabolites, and 2014 reactions. Constraint-based analysis was used to characterize and evaluate the critical intracellular pathways...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800409/cytotoxic-effects-of-the-proton-pump-inhibitor-omeprazole-on-the-non-target-marine-microalga-tetraselmis-suecica
#11
Marta Seoane, Marta Esperanza, Ángeles Cid
Omeprazole (OMP) is one of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders. Although it is daily consumed in high quantities and commonly detected in waters worldwide, relatively little is known about its ecotoxicity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential acute toxicity of increasing concentrations of OMP on the marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica analysing several cytotoxicity biomarkers by flow cytometry after 24h of exposure. Results showed that OMP caused a decrease in growth and autofluorescence, an increase in cellular volume and intracellular complexity, hyperpolarization of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial membranes and intracellular acidification...
August 2, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798743/l-arginine-uptake-by-cationic-amino-acid-transporter-promotes-intra-macrophage-survival-of-leishmania-donovani-by-enhancing-arginase-mediated-polyamine-synthesis
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Abhishek Mandal, Sushmita Das, Ajay Kumar, Saptarshi Roy, Sudha Verma, Ayan Kumar Ghosh, Ruby Singh, Kumar Abhishek, Savita Saini, Abul Hasan Sardar, Bidyut Purkait, Ashish Kumar, Chitra Mandal, Pradeep Das
The survival of intracellular protozoan parasite, Leishmania donovani, the causative agent of Indian visceral leishmaniasis (VL), depends on the activation status of macrophages. l-Arginine, a semi-essential amino acid plays a crucial regulatory role for activation of macrophages. However, the role of l-arginine transport in VL still remains elusive. In this study, we demonstrated that intra-macrophage survival of L. donovani depends on the availability of extracellular l-arginine. Infection of THP-1-derived macrophage/human monocyte-derived macrophage (hMDM) with Leishmania, resulted in upregulation of l-arginine transport...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798726/systems-biology-analysis-of-temporal-in-vivo-brucella-melitensis-and-bovine-transcriptomes-predicts-host-pathogen-protein-protein-interactions
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Carlos A Rossetti, Kenneth L Drake, Sara D Lawhon, Jairo S Nunes, Tamara Gull, Sangeeta Khare, Leslie G Adams
To date, fewer than 200 gene-products have been identified as Brucella virulence factors, and most were characterized individually without considering how they are temporally and coordinately expressed or secreted during the infection process. Here, we describe and analyze the in vivo temporal transcriptional profile of Brucella melitensis during the initial 4 h interaction with cattle. Pathway analysis revealed an activation of the "Two component system" providing evidence that the in vivo Brucella sense and actively regulate their metabolism through the transition to an intracellular lifestyle...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798194/hyperglycemia-does-not-affect-antigen-specific-activation-and-cytolytic-killing-by-cd8-t-cells-in-vivo
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Asha Recino, Kerry Barkan, Graham Ladds, Anne Cooke, F Susan Wong, Maja Wallberg
Metabolism is of central importance to T cell survival and differentiation. It is well known that T cells cannot function in the absence of glucose, but it is less clear how they respond to excessive levels of glucose. In this study we investigated how increasing levels of glucose affect T cell-mediated immune responses. We examined the effects of increased levels of glucose on CD8(+) T cell behaviour in vitro by assessing activation and cytokine production, as well as oxygen consumption rate, extracellular acidification rate and intracellular signalling...
August 10, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798125/microbiota-activated-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling-inhibits-dysbiotic-enterobacteriaceae-expansion
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Mariana X Byndloss, Erin E Olsan, Fabian Rivera-Chávez, Connor R Tiffany, Stephanie A Cevallos, Kristen L Lokken, Teresa P Torres, Austin J Byndloss, Franziska Faber, Yandong Gao, Yael Litvak, Christopher A Lopez, Gege Xu, Eleonora Napoli, Cecilia Giulivi, Renée M Tsolis, Alexander Revzin, Carlito B Lebrilla, Andreas J Bäumler
Perturbation of the gut-associated microbial community may underlie many human illnesses, but the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis are poorly understood. We found that the depletion of butyrate-producing microbes by antibiotic treatment reduced epithelial signaling through the intracellular butyrate sensor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ). Nitrate levels increased in the colonic lumen because epithelial expression of Nos2, the gene encoding inducible nitric oxide synthase, was elevated in the absence of PPAR-γ signaling...
August 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796319/diffusion-weighted-mrs-of-acetate-in-the-rat-brain
#16
Masoumeh Dehghani, Nicolas Kunz, Bernard Lanz, Hikari A I Yoshihara, Rolf Gruetter
Acetate has been proposed as an astrocyte-specific energy substrate for metabolic studies in the brain. The determination of the relative contribution of the intracellular and extracellular compartments to the acetate signal using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance spectroscopy can provide an insight into the cellular environment and distribution volume of acetate in the brain. In the present study, localized (1) H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy employing a diffusion-weighted stimulated echo acquisition mode (STEAM) sequence at an ultra-high magnetic field (14...
August 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795723/intracellular-iron-and-heme-trafficking-and-metabolism-in-developing-erythroblasts
#17
Martin D Kafina, Barry H Paw
Vertebrate red blood cells (RBCs) arise from erythroblasts in the human bone marrow through a process known as erythropoiesis. Iron uptake is a crucial hallmark, essential for heme biosynthesis in the differentiating erythroblasts, which are dedicated to producing hemoglobin. Erythropoiesis is facilitated by a network of intracellular transport proteins, chaperones, and circulating hormones. Intracellular iron is targeted to the mitochondria for incorporation into a porphyrin ring to form heme and cytosolic iron-sulfur proteins, including Iron Regulatory Protein 1 (IRP1)...
August 10, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793264/vesicle-docking-is-a-key-target-of-local-pi-4-5-p2-metabolism-in-the-secretory-pathway-of-ins-1-cells
#18
Chen Ji, Fan Fan, Xuelin Lou
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PI(4,5)P2) signaling is transient and spatially confined in live cells. How this pattern of signaling regulates transmitter release and hormone secretion has not been addressed. We devised an optogenetic approach to control PI(4,5)P2 levels in time and space in insulin-secreting cells. Combining this approach with total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, we examined individual vesicle-trafficking steps. Unlike long-term PI(4,5)P2 perturbations, rapid and cell-wide PI(4,5)P2 reduction in the plasma membrane (PM) strongly inhibits secretion and intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) responses, but not sytaxin1a clustering...
August 8, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792783/intracellular-lipid-droplets-support-osteoblast-function
#19
Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy, Anyonya R Guntur, Clifford J Rosen
Bone formation is an osteoblast-specific process characterized by high energy demands due to the secretion of matrix proteins and mineralization vesicles. While glucose has been reported as the principle fuel source for osteoblasts, recent evidence supports the tenet that osteoblasts can utilize fatty acids as well. Although the ability to accumulate lipid droplets has been demonstrated in many cell types, there has been little evidence that osteoblasts possess this characteristic. The current study provides evidence that osteoblastogenesis is associated with lipid droplet accumulation capable of supplying energy substrates (fatty acids) required for the differentiation process...
July 20, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792219/novel-diarylurea-based-allosteric-modulators-of-the-cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-evaluation-of-importance-of-6-pyrrolidinylpyridinyl-substitution
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Thuy Nguyen, Nadezhda German, Ann M Decker, Tifffany L Langston, Thomas F Gamage, Charlotte E Farquhar, Jun-Xu Li, Jenny L Wiley, Brian F Thomas, Yanan Zhang
Allosteric modulators of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor have recently been reported as an alternative approach to modulate the CB1 receptor for therapeutic benefits. In this study, we report the design and synthesis of a series of diarylureas derived from PSNCBAM-1 (2). Similar to 2, these diarylureas dose-dependently inhibited CP55,940-induced intracellular calcium mobilization and [(35)S]GTP-γ-S binding while enhancing [(3)H]CP55,940 binding to the CB1 receptor. Structure-activity relationship studies revealed that the pyridinyl ring of 2 could be replaced by other aromatic rings and the pyrrolidinyl ring is not required for CB1 allosteric modulation...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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