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Justyna A Wojdyla et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(44), 26675-26687 (2015-09-12)
TolR is a 15-kDa inner membrane protein subunit of the Tol-Pal complex in Gram-negative bacteria, and its function is poorly understood. Tol-Pal is recruited to cell division sites where it is involved in maintaining the integrity of the outer membrane.
María Cordero-Vaca et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(16), 4615-4627 (2015-05-01)
Four different crosslinked polymeric ionic liquid (PIL)-based sorbent coatings were evaluated in an automated direct-immersion solid-phase microextraction method (automated DI-SPME) in combination with gas chromatography (GC). The crosslinked PIL coatings were based on vinyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViCnIm-) or vinylbenzyl-alkylimidazolium- (ViBzCnIm-) IL monomers
Dan Niculescu-Duvaz et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 21(5), 1284-1304 (2013-02-05)
The RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK pathway is hyperactivated in 30% of human cancers. BRAF is a serine-threonine kinase, belonging to this pathway that is mutated with high frequency in human melanoma and other cancers thus BRAF is an important therapeutic target in melanoma.
Helen M Ashmead et al.
Biopolymers, 103(5), 260-270 (2014-11-25)
Proteins hold great promise in forming complex nanoscale structures which could be used in the development of new nanomaterials, devices, biosensors, electronics, and pharmaceuticals. The potential to produce nanomaterials from proteins is well supported by the numerous examples of self-assembling
Takehiro Takahashi et al.
The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, 352(2), 338-345 (2014-12-17)
The mitochondrial outer membrane protein mitoNEET is a binding protein of the insulin sensitizer pioglitazone (5-[[4-[2-(5-ethylpyridin-2-yl)ethoxy]phenyl]methyl]-1,3-thiazolidine-2,4-dione) and is considered a novel target for the treatment of type II diabetes. Several small-molecule compounds have been identified as mitoNEET ligands using structure-based
Daniel M Freed et al.
Nature communications, 6, 7380-7380 (2015-06-11)
Ligand-induced receptor dimerization has traditionally been viewed as the key event in transmembrane signalling by epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs). Here we show that the Caenorhabditis elegans EGFR orthologue LET-23 is constitutively dimeric, yet responds to its ligand LIN-3 without
Šárka Kubinová et al.
Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 9(11), 1298-1309 (2013-02-13)
The architecture and mechanical properties of a scaffold for spinal cord injury treatment must provide tissue integration as well as effective axonal regeneration. Previous work has demonstrated the cell-adhesive and growth-promoting properties of the SIKVAV (Ser-Ile-Lys-Val-Ala-Val)-modified highly superporous poly(2-hydroxethyl methacrylate)
Kyung H Choi et al.
Biochimie, 115, 17-27 (2015-05-03)
The POT1 protein plays a critical role in telomere protection and telomerase regulation. POT1 binds single-stranded 5'-TTAGGGTTAG-3' and forms a dimer with the TPP1 protein. The dimer is recruited to telomeres, either directly or as part of the Shelterin complex.
Nicolas Bocquet et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1848(5), 1224-1233 (2015-03-01)
Membrane proteins (MPs) are prevalent drug discovery targets involved in many cell processes. Despite their high potential as drug targets, the study of MPs has been hindered by limitations in expression, purification and stabilization in order to acquire thermodynamic and
Joel E Schmidt et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 53(32), 8372-8374 (2014-06-26)
Crystalline molecular sieves are used in numerous applications, where the properties exploited for each technology are the direct consequence of structural features. New materials are typically discovered by trial and error, and in many cases, organic structure-directing agents (OSDAs) are
Lesley A Pearce et al.
Protein expression and purification, 116, 19-29 (2015-07-22)
Hendra virus (family Paramyxoviridae) is a negative sense single-stranded RNA virus (NSRV) which has been found to cause disease in humans, horses, and experimentally in other animals, e.g. pigs and cats. Pteropid bats commonly known as flying foxes have been
James E Thornton et al.
Nucleic acids research, 42(18), 11777-11791 (2014-09-17)
Recent small RNA sequencing data has uncovered 3' end modification of mature microRNAs (miRNAs). This non-templated nucleotide addition can impact miRNA gene regulatory networks through the control of miRNA stability or by interfering with the repression of target mRNAs. The
Constantine Chrysostomou et al.
ACS chemical biology, 10(3), 875-882 (2014-12-18)
Microbial arsenate resistance is known to be conferred by specialized oxidoreductase enzymes termed arsenate reductases. We carried out a genetic selection on media supplemented with sodium arsenate for multicopy genes that can confer growth to E. coli mutant cells lacking
Yen-Hua Huang et al.
Protein and peptide letters, 22(12), 1117-1122 (2015-10-09)
Dihydroorotase (DHOase) is the third enzyme in the de novo biosynthesis pathway of pyrimidine nucleotides. DHOase is divided into two types (I and II). Type II DHOase generally contains a binuclear metal center in its active site. Recently, the crystal
Bastian Daniel et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(30), 18770-18781 (2015-06-04)
Plant genomes contain a large number of genes encoding for berberine bridge enzyme (BBE)-like enzymes. Despite the widespread occurrence and abundance of this protein family in the plant kingdom, the biochemical function remains largely unexplored. In this study, we have
Aiko Ito et al.
Ophthalmic research, 53(2), 65-73 (2015-01-13)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of pulse duration on the expression of inflammatory cytokines in the murine retina after laser photocoagulation treatment with a PASCAL(®) pattern scan laser photocoagulator and conventional laser treatment. Retinal scatter
Anupam Yadav et al.
International journal for parasitology, 45(1), 33-42 (2014-12-03)
Ornithine decarboxylase, the rate limiting enzyme of the polyamine biosynthesis pathway, is significant in the synthesis of trypanothione, T(SH)2, the major reduced thiol which is responsible for the modulation of the immune response and pathogenesis in visceral leishmaniasis. Data on
Deepak Panwar et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0127993-e0127993 (2015-06-18)
Molecular interactions between mesenchymal-derived Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) and Kit ligand (KITLG) are essential for follicular development. These factors are expressed by theca and granulosa cells. We determined full length coding sequence of buffalo KGF and KITLG proteins having 194
Michelle P Kem et al.
Biochemistry, 54(3), 744-752 (2015-01-15)
The marine bacteria Marinobacter sp. DS40M6 and Marinobacter nanhaiticus D15-8W produce a suite of acyl peptidic marinobactin siderophores to acquire iron under iron-limiting conditions. During late-log phase growth, the marinobactins are hydrolyzed to form the marinobactin headgroup with release of
Ad de Groof et al.
PLoS pathogens, 11(8), e1005074-e1005074 (2015-08-08)
From 1992 onwards, outbreaks of a previously unknown illness have been reported in Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) kept in maricultures in Southeast Asia. The most striking symptom of this emerging disease is the loss of scales. It was referred to
Douglas Barrows et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 290(48), 28915-28931 (2015-10-07)
Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3)-dependent Rac exchanger 2 (PREX2) is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) for the Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1 (Rac1) GTPase, facilitating the exchange of GDP for GTP on Rac1. GTP-bound Rac1 then activates its downstream effectors
Li-Hong Chen et al.
PLoS pathogens, 10(8), e1004301-e1004301 (2014-08-08)
We characterized key components and major targets of the c-di-GMP signaling pathways in the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, identified a new c-di-GMP-inducible exopolysaccharide responsible for motility inhibition, cell aggregation, and enhanced tolerance to disinfectants and desiccation, and provided first insights
Nikolina Kovacevic et al.
Developmental and comparative immunology, 53(1), 112-122 (2015-06-28)
The expression of genes encoding the acute phase proteins (APP) during the course of Trypanasoma carassii infection in the goldfish was determined using quantitative PCR. Significant changes in the mRNA levels of ceruloplasmin (Cp), C-reactive protein (CRP), transferrin (Tf), hemopexin
Shuang Dou et al.
Advanced healthcare materials, 3(11), 1792-1803 (2014-06-21)
Patients with Her2-overexpressing (Her2(+)) breast cancers generally have a poorer prognosis due to the high aggressiveness and chemoresistance of the disease. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting the gene encoding polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1; siPlk1) has emerged as an efficient therapeutic
Anusha Jayaraman et al.
Journal of neuroinflammation, 11, 162-162 (2014-09-17)
Low testosterone and obesity are independent risk factors for dysfunction of the nervous system including neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we investigate the independent and cooperative interactions of testosterone and diet-induced obesity on metabolic, inflammatory
Lewis E Scott et al.
Integrative biology : quantitative biosciences from nano to macro, 7(11), 1454-1465 (2015-09-29)
Cells respond to mechanical cues from the substrate to which they are attached. These mechanical cues drive cell migration, proliferation, differentiation, and survival. Previous studies have highlighted three specific mechanisms through which substrate stiffness directly alters cell function: increasing stiffness
Tae-Hyoun Kim et al.
Cytokine, 71(2), 139-144 (2014-12-03)
As a potent immune regulator, heat shock protein 70 derived from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb Hsp70) has adjuvant effect and activates immune cells such as macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs). Although Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are known to involve in DCs activation
Peng He et al.
Pesticide biochemistry and physiology, 123, 93-100 (2015-08-13)
Odorant-degrading enzymes (ODEs) in sensillar lymph are proposed to play important roles in the maintenance of the sensitivity of the olfactory sensilla, by timely degrading the odorants that have already fulfilled the activation of the odorant receptor (OR). Here we
Chung-Yu Chen et al.
Organic letters, 15(24), 6116-6119 (2013-11-28)
An expedient and metal-free synthetic route has been developed for the construction of tri- and tetrasubstituted imidazole derivatives via acid promoted multicomponent reaction methodology. The reaction proceeded smoothly with a range of functionalities to produce the imidazole scaffolds in good
Pablo Fernández-Millán et al.
Nucleic acids research, 43(8), 4284-4295 (2015-04-01)
The mitochondrial replicative helicase Twinkle is involved in strand separation at the replication fork of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Twinkle malfunction is associated with rare diseases that include late onset mitochondrial myopathies, neuromuscular disorders and fatal infantile mtDNA depletion syndrome. We
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