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Julien Fournier et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34(16), 5515-5528 (2014-04-18)
In the primary visual cortex (V1), Simple and Complex receptive fields (RFs) are usually characterized on the basis of the linearity of the cell spiking response to stimuli of opposite contrast. Whether or not this classification reflects a functional dichotomy...
Mohammad S Eram et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 289(17), 12177-12188 (2014-03-19)
PRDM9 (PR domain-containing protein 9) is a meiosis-specific protein that trimethylates H3K4 and controls the activation of recombination hot spots. It is an essential enzyme in the progression of early meiotic prophase. Disruption of the PRDM9 gene results in sterility...
Johana Musso et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(5), 1285-1294 (2014-12-20)
Detection of protein biomarkers is of major interest in proteomics. This work reports the analysis of protein biomarkers directly from a biological fluid, human saliva, by surface plasmon resonance imaging coupled to mass spectrometry (SPRi-MS), using a functionalized biochip in...
Jingjie Yi et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 289(49), 33878-33886 (2014-10-11)
The key member of the MOZ (monocyticleukaemia zinc finger protein), Ybf2/Sas3, Sas2, and TIP60 acetyltransferases family, Tat-interactive protein, 60 kD (TIP60), tightly modulates a wide array of cellular processes, including chromatin remodeling, gene transcription, apoptosis, DNA repair, and cell cycle...
Hui Xu et al.
Journal of proteome research, 14(6), 2480-2491 (2015-05-01)
Paclitaxel (PTX) is a widely used chemotherapeutic drug effective against numerous cancers. To elucidate cellular pathways targeted by PTX and identify novel mechanisms of PTX resistance, we used a SILAC based quantitative proteomic approach to evaluate global changes of cellular...
Federica Sinibaldi et al.
Biochemistry, 52(26), 4578-4588 (2013-06-07)
Cytochrome c undergoes structural variations during the apoptotic process; such changes have been related to modifications occurring in the protein when it forms a complex with cardiolipin, one of the phospholipids constituting the mitochondrial membrane. Although several studies have been...
Synthetic biology: Two-for-one designer labels.
E James Petersson et al.
Nature chemistry, 6(5), 379-381 (2014-04-24)
Hsiou-Ting Kuo et al.
Biochemistry, 52(51), 9212-9222 (2013-12-18)
β-Sheets are one of the fundamental three-dimensional building blocks for protein structures. Oppositely charged amino acids are frequently observed directly across one another in antiparallel sheet structures, suggesting the importance of cross-strand ion pairing interactions. Despite the apparent electrostatic nature...
Binuraj R K Menon et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 289(49), 34161-34174 (2014-09-13)
Cobalamin-dependent enzymes enhance the rate of C-Co bond cleavage by up to ∼10(12)-fold to generate cob(II)alamin and a transient adenosyl radical. In the case of the pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) and cobalamin-dependent enzymes lysine 5,6-aminomutase and ornithine 4,5 aminomutase (OAM), it...
Makoto Aihara et al.
Molecular vision, 20, 606-615 (2014-05-16)
To investigate the effect of hyperbaric pressure on purified retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and the additive effect of hyperbaric pressure on glutamate-induced RGC death. An RGC primary culture from 8-day-old Wistar rats was prepared and cultured in a hyperbaric chamber....
Shu-Ting Pan et al.
Drug design, development and therapy, 9, 937-968 (2015-03-04)
5,6-Dimethylxanthenone 4-acetic acid (DMXAA), also known as ASA404 and vadimezan, is a potent tumor blood vessel-disrupting agent and cytokine inducer used alone or in combination with other cytotoxic agents for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and other...
H Nørrelund et al.
Journal of internal medicine, 260(1), 11-21 (2006-06-23)
It is well known that chronic heart failure (CHF) is associated with insulin resistance and cachexia, but little is known about the underlying substrate metabolism. The present study was undertaken to identify disturbances of basal glucose, lipid and protein metabolism....
Marek Fol et al.
Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica, 60(2), 127-144 (2013-07-06)
The lysine connection with phosphatidylglycerol (PG) alters the M. tuberculosis(Mtb) surface charge, and consequently it may decrease the bacterial vulnerability to antimicrobial action of the immune cells. The aim of the study was to assess the significance of PG lysinylation...
Elizabeth Cox et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1838(9), 2198-2204 (2014-05-02)
Aminoacylated phosphatidylglycerols are common lipids in bacterial cytoplasmic membranes. Their presence in Staphylococcus aureus has been linked to increased resistance to a number of antibacterial agents, including antimicrobial peptides. Most commonly, the phosphatidylglycerol headgroup is esterified to lysine, which converts...
Ivan V Panayotov et al.
Macromolecular bioscience, 14(12), 1771-1782 (2014-09-13)
Further development of biomaterials is expected as advanced therapeutic products must be compliant to good manufacturing practice regulations. A spraying method for building-up polyelectrolyte films followed by the deposition of dental pulp cells by spraying is presented. Physical treatments of...
Stefanie Wurm et al.
Genes & development, 29(2), 144-156 (2014-12-31)
Altered epidermal differentiation characterizes numerous skin diseases affecting >25% of the human population. Here we identified Fra-2/AP-1 as a key regulator of terminal epidermal differentiation. Epithelial-restricted, ectopic expression of Fra-2 induced expression of epidermal differentiation genes located within the epidermal...
Julia Bender et al.
PloS one, 10(9), e0136768-e0136768 (2015-09-10)
The corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor type 1 (CRHR1) plays an important role in orchestrating neuroendocrine, behavioral, and autonomic responses to stress. To identify molecules capable of directly modulating CRHR1 signaling, we performed a yeast-two-hybrid screen using the C-terminal intracellular tail of...
Sun-Shin Cha et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 450(2), 1045-1050 (2014-07-01)
MurF adds d-Ala-d-Ala dipeptide to UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-l-Ala-γ-d-Glu-m-DAP (or l-Lys) in an ATP-dependent manner, which is the last step in the biosynthesis of monomeric precursor of peptidoglycan. Here we report crystal structures of two MurF-ATP complexes: the MurF-ATP complex and the MurF-ATP-UDP...
Wataru Honda et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 27(32), 4674-4680 (2015-07-17)
A vertically integrated inorganic-based flexible complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) inverter with a temperature sensor with a high inverter gain of ≈50 and a low power consumption of <7 nW mm(-1) is demonstrated using a layer-by-layer assembly process. In addition, the negligible...
J Robin Highley et al.
Neuropathology and applied neurobiology, 40(6), 670-685 (2014-04-23)
Loss of nuclear TDP-43 characterizes sporadic and most familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). TDP-43 (encoded by TARDBP) has multiple roles in RNA processing. We aimed to determine whether (1) RNA splicing dysregulation is present in lower motor neurones...
Timin Hadi et al.
Biochemistry, 52(51), 9358-9366 (2013-11-21)
The breakdown and recycling of peptidoglycan, an essential polymeric cell structure, occur in a number of bacterial species. A key enzyme in the recycling pathway of one of the components of the peptidoglycan layer, N-acetylmuramic acid (MurNAc), is MurNAc 6-phosphate...
J D Shoemaker et al.
Journal of chromatography, 562(1-2), 125-138 (1991-01-02)
Eighty-five clinical urine samples and nineteen urine samples previously found by other laboratories to suggest genetic metabolic defects were prepared for trimethylsilylation by treatment with urease, followed by azeotropic dehydration. The "Target Analyte Search" program provided with the VG Trio...
Aarti D Rohira et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 288(26), 19288-19295 (2013-05-16)
RNA polymerase (pol) III transcribes genes that determine biosynthetic capacity. Induction of these genes is required for oncogenic transformation. The transcriptional repressor, Maf1, plays a central role in the repression of these and other genes that promote oncogenesis. Our studies...
Gong Zhang et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 59(22), 12037-12046 (2011-10-11)
A sensitive and reliable LC-(ESI)MS/MS method was developed and validated for the simultaneous analysis of five common advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) after enzymatic digestion in raw and roasted almonds. AGEs included carboxymethyl-lysine (CML), carboxyethyl-lysine (CEL), pyralline (Pyr), argpyrimidine (Arg-p), and...
Marisa Stebegg et al.
eLife, 9 (2020-03-25)
Germinal centres (GCs) are T follicular helper cell (Tfh)-dependent structures that form in response to vaccination, producing long-lived antibody secreting plasma cells and memory B cells that protect against subsequent infection. With advancing age the GC and Tfh cell response...
Reeder M Robinson et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 550-551, 58-66 (2014-04-29)
The mechanism of Mycobacterium smegmatis G (MbsG), a flavin-dependent l-lysine monooxygenase, was investigated under steady-state and rapid reaction conditions using primary and solvent kinetic isotope effects, substrate analogs, pH and solvent viscosity effects as mechanistic probes. The results suggest that...
Jian-Zhuang Tan et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 95(1), 126-135 (2014-04-15)
The effects of dietary l-arginine (Arg) on immunosuppression following infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) inoculation in broiler chickens were evaluated. The design of this study was a 5 × 2 factorial arrangement (n = 5) with five Arg concentrations (starter:...
Su-Jin Hwang et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 21(15), 5872-5878 (2015-02-26)
Pure and palladium-loaded Co3O4 hollow hierarchical nanostructures consisting of nanosheets have been prepared by solvothermal self-assembly. The nanostructures exhibited an ultrahigh response and selectivity towards p-xylene and toluene. The responses (resistance ratio) of the palladium-loaded Co3O4 hollow hierarchical nanostructures to...
Li Jiao et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 101(1), 126-134 (2014-12-21)
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a heterogeneous group of compounds present in uncooked foods as well as in foods cooked at high temperatures. AGEs have been associated with insulin resistance, oxidative stress, and chronic inflammation in patients with diabetes....
Hunter Cuchiaro et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 67(19), 5672-5679 (2019-04-25)
The analysis of protein in algal biomass is one of the most critical areas of commercial development of algae characterization for nutritional or other high value applications. A new rapid and accurate method is required that can be widely implemented...
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