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Title : A 14-step desensitization protocol for sebelipase alfa hypersensitivity in a patient with Wolman disease and secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis -
Author(s) : Nguyen MHN , Bruening R , Abel T , Lyons S , Denhardt B , Moore J , Sriaroon P , Hajirawala M , Kim AY
Ref : Pediatr Allergy Immunol , 35 :e14121 , 2024
PubMedID: 38572778

Title : A Comprehensive Review of Cholinesterase Modeling and Simulation - De Boer_2021_Biomolecules_11_
Author(s) : De Boer D , Nguyen N , Mao J , Moore J , Sorin EJ
Ref : Biomolecules , 11 : , 2021
Abstract : The present article reviews published efforts to study acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase structure and function using computer-based modeling and simulation techniques. Structures and models of both enzymes from various organisms, including rays, mice, and humans, are discussed to highlight key structural similarities in the active site gorges of the two enzymes, such as flexibility, binding site location, and function, as well as differences, such as gorge volume and binding site residue composition. Catalytic studies are also described, with an emphasis on the mechanism of acetylcholine hydrolysis by each enzyme and novel mutants that increase catalytic efficiency. The inhibitory activities of myriad compounds have been computationally assessed, primarily through Monte Carlo-based docking calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. Pharmaceutical compounds examined herein include FDA-approved therapeutics and their derivatives, as well as several other prescription drug derivatives. Cholinesterase interactions with both narcotics and organophosphate compounds are discussed, with the latter focusing primarily on molecular recognition studies of potential therapeutic value and on improving our understanding of the reactivation of cholinesterases that are bound to toxins. This review also explores the inhibitory properties of several other organic and biological moieties, as well as advancements in virtual screening methodologies with respect to these enzymes.
ESTHER : De Boer_2021_Biomolecules_11_
PubMedSearch : De Boer_2021_Biomolecules_11_
PubMedID: 33920972

Title : Transcriptome and methylome profiling reveals relics of genome dominance in the mesopolyploid Brassica oleracea - Parkin_2014_Genome.Biol_15_R77
Author(s) : Parkin IA , Koh C , Tang H , Robinson SJ , Kagale S , Clarke WE , Town CD , Nixon J , Krishnakumar V , Bidwell SL , Denoeud F , Belcram H , Links MG , Just J , Clarke C , Bender T , Huebert T , Mason AS , Pires JC , Barker G , Moore J , Walley PG , Manoli S , Batley J , Edwards D , Nelson MN , Wang X , Paterson AH , King G , Bancroft I , Chalhoub B , Sharpe AG
Ref : Genome Biol , 15 :R77 , 2014
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Brassica oleracea is a valuable vegetable species that has contributed to human health and nutrition for hundreds of years and comprises multiple distinct cultivar groups with diverse morphological and phytochemical attributes. In addition to this phenotypic wealth, B. oleracea offers unique insights into polyploid evolution, as it results from multiple ancestral polyploidy events and a final Brassiceae-specific triplication event. Further, B. oleracea represents one of the diploid genomes that formed the economically important allopolyploid oilseed, Brassica napus. A deeper understanding of B. oleracea genome architecture provides a foundation for crop improvement strategies throughout the Brassica genus.
RESULTS: We generate an assembly representing 75% of the predicted B. oleracea genome using a hybrid Illumina/Roche 454 approach. Two dense genetic maps are generated to anchor almost 92% of the assembled scaffolds to nine pseudo-chromosomes. Over 50,000 genes are annotated and 40% of the genome predicted to be repetitive, thus contributing to the increased genome size of B. oleracea compared to its close relative B. rapa. A snapshot of both the leaf transcriptome and methylome allows comparisons to be made across the triplicated sub-genomes, which resulted from the most recent Brassiceae-specific polyploidy event.
CONCLUSIONS: Differential expression of the triplicated syntelogs and cytosine methylation levels across the sub-genomes suggest residual marks of the genome dominance that led to the current genome architecture. Although cytosine methylation does not correlate with individual gene dominance, the independent methylation patterns of triplicated copies suggest epigenetic mechanisms play a role in the functional diversification of duplicate genes.
ESTHER : Parkin_2014_Genome.Biol_15_R77
PubMedSearch : Parkin_2014_Genome.Biol_15_R77
PubMedID: 24916971
Gene_locus related to this paper: braol-a0a0d3dpb2 , braol-a0a0d3dx76 , brana-a0a078jxa8 , brana-a0a078i2k3 , braol-a0a0d3ef55 , braol-a0a0d3bur9 , braol-a0a0d3ck99 , braol-a0a0d3cns1 , braol-a0a0d3e654 , brana-a0a078i6d2 , braol-a0a0d3a922

Title : Cognitive effects of neonatal hippocampal lesions in a rat model of schizophrenia - Chambers_1996_Neuropsychopharmacology_15_587
Author(s) : Chambers RA , Moore J , McEvoy JP , Levin ED
Ref : Neuropsychopharmacology , 15 :587 , 1996
Abstract : Lesioning the ventral hippocampus of neonatal rats has been proposed as an experimental model of schizophrenia. This lesion causes a syndrome of hyperresponsivity to the stimulant effects of amphetamine, impaired grooming and disrupted social interactions, effects that emerge during adolescence, much like schizophrenia. Persisting cognitive effects of neonatal ventral hippocampal lesions were assessed in the current study, because the hippocampus is critically important for a variety of cognitive functions and cognitive impairment and because it is an important feature of schizophrenia. Spatial learning and working memory were assessed in the radial-arm maze, which is sensitive to the adverse effects of hippocampal lesions made in adults. Lesioned rats showed pronounced deficits in radial-arm maze choice accuracy that persisted throughout training. Deficits were seen during the prepubertal period as well as in adulthood. Even though the lesioned rats performed more poorly, they were significantly less sensitive to the amnestic effects of the nicotinic antagonist mecamylamine and the muscarinic antagonist scopolamine. No significant effects of nicotine or amphetamine were seen in either the lesioned or control groups. The long-lasting deficits in spatial learning and working memory resulting from neonatal ventral hippocampal lesions show that, unlike frontal cortical lesions during the same age, the effects of hippocampal lesions are not overcome during development. The resistance to the amnestic effects of nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine (ACh) antagonists suggests that the hippocampus is a critical site for the action of these drugs. Neonatal hippocampal lesions may provide a good model of the cognitive impairments of schizophrenia and may be useful to assess novel drug effects to counteract the cognitive deficits in schizophrenia.
ESTHER : Chambers_1996_Neuropsychopharmacology_15_587
PubMedSearch : Chambers_1996_Neuropsychopharmacology_15_587
PubMedID: 8946433