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Title : Aquatic photolysis of high-risk fluorinated liquid crystal monomers: Kinetics, toxicity evaluation, and mechanisms - Wu_2024_Water.Res_255_121510
Author(s) : Wu J , Ye W , Feng Y , Lao W , Li J , Lu H , Liu G , Su G , Deng Y
Ref : Water Res , 255 :121510 , 2024
Abstract : Despite the frequent detection of fluorinated liquid-crystal monomers (FLCMs) in the environment, the level of understanding of their fate, toxicity, and transformation remains insufficient. Herein, we investigated the degradation kinetics and mechanism of an FLCM (4-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 4-ethylbenzoate, CEB-F) under ultraviolet (UV) photolysis in aquatic environment. Our findings demonstrated that the UV photolysis of CEB-F followed first-order kinetics. Photodegradation products were identified using liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry, and detailed reaction pathways were proposed. It is postulated that through the attack of reactive oxygen species, hydroxylation, and CO/C-F bond cleavage, CEB-F gradually degraded into small molecular compounds, releasing fluorine ions. Acute immobilization tests with Daphnia magna (D. magna) revealed significant acute toxicity of CEB-F, with LC(50) values ranging from 1.023 to 0.0536 microM over 24 to 96 h, emphasizing the potential high risk of FLCMs in aquatic ecosystems if inadvertently discharged. Interestingly, we found that the toxicity of CEB-F photolysis reaction solutions was effectively reduced. Through catalase and acetylcholinesterase activities analysis along with molecular docking simulation, we proposed differences in the underlying toxicity mechanisms of CEB-F and its photolysis products to D. magna. These findings highlight the potential harmful effects of FLCMs on aquatic ecosystems and enrich our understanding of the photolysis behavior of FLCMs.
ESTHER : Wu_2024_Water.Res_255_121510
PubMedSearch : Wu_2024_Water.Res_255_121510
PubMedID: 38555780

Title : Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may be superior to drug therapy in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease: A systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis - Wei_2023_CNS.Neurosci.Ther__
Author(s) : Wei N , Liu H , Ye W , Xu S , Lu C , Dai A , Hou T , Zeng X , Wu J , Chen J
Ref : CNS Neurosci Ther , : , 2023
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation therapy that is primarily used to treat a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions. Recently, previous research reports stated that rTMS have the characteristics of neurorestorative in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the relevant clinical research evidence has not been fully summarized. METHODS: This article performed a network meta-analysis of individual participant data from eligible studies searched in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library from inception to March 31, 2022. The drug treatments involved were acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs), N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA), anti-amyloid-beta (Abeta), and some new targeted therapeutic drugs. RESULTS: A total of 15, 548 individuals with AD disease in 57 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were included in this meta-analysis. The results indicated that the patients who received rTMS treatment (standard mean difference [SMD]: 0.65; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.22-1.07) had a better MMSE score than placebo. Treatment outcome analysis showed that, compared with multiple pharmacological interventions, rTMS acquired the greatest probability rank with the best cognitive improvement in MMSE score [the surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) 93.3%] and ADAS-cog score (SUCRA 86.7%). At the same time, rTMS treatment had the lowest rank in the adverse events (SUCRA 24.1%) except for the placebo group (SUCRA 19.1%). CONCLUSION: Compared with the current clinical drug treatment, rTMS demonstrated better cognitive function improvement and fewer adverse events in AD patients. Therefore, rTMS shows broad prospects in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and it is worth being widely popularized in clinic.
ESTHER : Wei_2023_CNS.Neurosci.Ther__
PubMedSearch : Wei_2023_CNS.Neurosci.Ther__
PubMedID: 37088953

Title : Salicylic acid attenuates brassinosteroid signaling via protein de-S-acylation - Liu_2023_Embo.j__e112998
Author(s) : Liu X , Chen Z , Huang L , Ouyang Y , Wang Z , Wu S , Ye W , Yu B , Zhang Y , Yang C , Lai J
Ref : EMBO j , :e112998 , 2023
Abstract : Brassinosteroids (BRs) are important plant hormones involved in many aspects of development. Here, we show that BRASSINOSTEROID SIGNALING KINASEs (BSKs), key components of the BR pathway, are precisely controlled via de-S-acylation mediated by the defense hormone salicylic acid (SA). Most Arabidopsis BSK members are substrates of S-acylation, a reversible protein lipidation that is essential for their membrane localization and physiological function. We establish that SA interferes with the plasma membrane localization and function of BSKs by decreasing their S-acylation levels, identifying ABAPT11 (ALPHA/BETA HYDROLASE DOMAIN-CONTAINING PROTEIN 17-LIKE ACYL PROTEIN THIOESTERASE 11) as an enzyme whose expression is quickly induced by SA. ABAPT11 de-S-acylates most BSK family members, thus integrating BR and SA signaling for the control of plant development. In summary, we show that BSK-mediated BR signaling is regulated by SA-induced protein de-S-acylation, which improves our understanding of the function of protein modifications in plant hormone cross talk.
ESTHER : Liu_2023_Embo.j__e112998
PubMedSearch : Liu_2023_Embo.j__e112998
PubMedID: 37211868
Gene_locus related to this paper: arath-AT5G20520

Title : Activation and closed-state inactivation mechanisms of the human voltage-gated K(V)4 channel complexes - Ye_2022_Mol.Cell_S1097-2765_00395
Author(s) : Ye W , Zhao H , Dai Y , Wang Y , Lo YH , Jan LY , Lee CH
Ref : Mol Cell , : , 2022
Abstract : The voltage-gated ion channel activity depends on both activation (transition from the resting state to the open state) and inactivation. Inactivation is a self-restraint mechanism to limit ion conduction and is as crucial to membrane excitability as activation. Inactivation can occur when the channel is open or closed. Although open-state inactivation is well understood, the molecular basis of closed-state inactivation has remained elusive. We report cryo-EM structures of human K(V)4.2 channel complexes in inactivated, open, and closed states. Closed-state inactivation of K(V)4 involves an unprecedented symmetry breakdown for pore closure by only two of the four S4-S5 linkers, distinct from known mechanisms of open-state inactivation. We further capture K(V)4 in a putative resting state, revealing how voltage sensor movements control the pore. Moreover, our structures provide insights regarding channel modulation by KChIP2 and DPP6 auxiliary subunits. Our findings elucidate mechanisms of closed-state inactivation and voltage-dependent activation of the K(V)4 channel.
ESTHER : Ye_2022_Mol.Cell_S1097-2765_00395
PubMedSearch : Ye_2022_Mol.Cell_S1097-2765_00395
PubMedID: 35597238
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-DPP6

Title : Genome-wide expression analysis of carboxylesterase (CXE) gene family implies GBCXE49 functional responding to alkaline stress in cotton - Rui_2022_BMC.Plant.Biol_22_194
Author(s) : Rui C , Peng F , Fan Y , Zhang Y , Zhang Z , Xu N , Zhang H , Wang J , Li S , Yang T , Malik WA , Lu X , Chen X , Wang D , Chen C , Gao W , Ye W
Ref : BMC Plant Biol , 22 :194 , 2022
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Carboxylesterase (CXE) is a type of hydrolase with alpha/beta sheet hydrolase activity widely found in animals, plants and microorganisms, which plays an important role in plant growth, development and resistance to stress. RESULTS: A total of 72, 74, 39, 38 CXE genes were identified in Gossypium barbadense, Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium raimondii and Gossypium arboreum, respectively. The gene structure and expression pattern were analyzed. The GBCXE genes were divided into 6 subgroups, and the chromosome distribution of members of the family were mapped. Analysis of promoter cis-acting elements showed that most GBCXE genes contain cis-elements related to plant hormones (GA, IAA) or abiotic stress. These 6 genes we screened out were expressed in the root, stem and leaf tissues. Combined with the heat map, GBCXE49 gene was selected for subcellular locate and confirmed that the protein was expressed in the cytoplasm. CONCLUSIONS: The collinearity analysis of the CXE genes of the four cotton species in this family indicated that tandem replication played an indispensable role in the evolution of the CXE gene family. The expression patterns of GBCXE gene under different stress treatments indicated that GBCXE gene may significantly participate in the response to salt and alkaline stress through different mechanisms. Through the virus-induced gene silencing technology (VIGS), it was speculated that GBCXE49 gene was involved in the response to alkaline stress in G. barbadense.
ESTHER : Rui_2022_BMC.Plant.Biol_22_194
PubMedSearch : Rui_2022_BMC.Plant.Biol_22_194
PubMedID: 35413814

Title : Cholinesterase is Associated With Prognosis and Response to Chemotherapy in Advanced Gastric Cancer - Bi_2021_Pathol.Oncol.Res_27_580800
Author(s) : Bi Y , Zhang J , Zeng D , Chen L , Ye W , Yang Q , Ling Y
Ref : Pathol Oncol Res , 27 :580800 , 2021
Abstract : Background: Cholinesterase (CHE) is a routine serum biomarker in gastric cancer (GC). However, little research has been done on its clinical value in advanced GC. In addition, it is not clear whether it can be used as biomarker for the response and prognosis of advanced GC patients. Methods: Between Jan. 2013 and Dec. 2016, a total of 150 patients with advanced GC treated with first-line chemotherapy were admitted to Changzhou Tumor Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University. We retrospectively identified serum CHE level on the day before chemotherapy and at the end of chemotherapy and abstracted clinicopathologic features and treatment outcomes. Univariate and multivariate survival analyses were performed to assess the relationship between serum CHE levels and progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Results: A total of 150 advanced GC patients were included and divided into serum level <=5,000 IU/L and serum level <5,000 IU/L. CHE level lower than 5,000 IU/L was associated with poorer PFS (HR, 1.60; 95% CI, 1.141-2.243; p = 0.006), poorer OS (HR, 1.76; 95% CI, 1.228-2.515; p = 0.002) and trend of poorer response (HR, 0.56; 95% CI, 0.272-1.129; p = 0.104). In univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis, only liver metastasis and PS score were significantly associated with objective response (p < 0.05). The medium PFS was 8.0 months in patients with post-treatment CHE increased vs. 3.8 months in patients with CHE decreased after chemotherapy (HR, 1.82; 95% CI 1.28-2.57; p = 0.0002). The medium OS was 13.1 months in patients with increased post-treatment CHE vs. 8.1 months in patients with decreased post-treatment CHE (HR, 1.87; 95% CI 1.29-2.71; p = 0.0002). Conclusion: Advanced GC with CHE levels below 5,000 IU/L was significantly associated with poor PFS and OS. The results suggested that CHE analysis before chemotherapy was a promising prognostic marker for advanced GC.
ESTHER : Bi_2021_Pathol.Oncol.Res_27_580800
PubMedSearch : Bi_2021_Pathol.Oncol.Res_27_580800
PubMedID: 34257526

Title : Anticancer drugs induce hypomethylation of the acetylcholinesterase promoter via a phosphorylated-p38-DNMT1-AChE pathway in apoptotic hepatocellular carcinoma cells - Xi_2015_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_68_21
Author(s) : Xi Q , Gao N , Yang Y , Ye W , Zhang B , Wu J , Jiang G , Zhang X
Ref : International Journal of Biochemistryistry & Cell Biology , 68 :21 , 2015
Abstract : Apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death, plays an essential role in eliminating excessive, damaged or harmful cells. Previous work has demonstrated that anticancer drugs induce cell apoptosis by inducing cytotoxicity. In recent years, several reports demonstrated modulated expression of DNA methyltransferases 1 (DNMT1) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in a variety of tumors. In this study, we showed that the expression of DNMT1 was decreased and the methylation of CpGs in the promoter of AChE was reduced in anticancer drugs-induced apoptotic hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Silencing of DNMT1 expression by AZA or RNA interference (RNAi) restored AChE production and inhibition of AChE expression by RNAi protected HCC cells from anticancer drugs-induced apoptosis. Furthermore, we demonstrated that the regulation of AChE by DNMT1 was involved in the phosphorylated p38 pathway in anticancer drugs-induced apoptosis. In addition, immunohistochemical staining showed that P-p38, DNMT1 and AChE were aberrantly expressed in a subset of HCC tumors. Taken together, we demonstrated the regulation of AChE by DNMT1 and further, we found that this regulation was involved in the phosphorylated p38 pathway in anticancer drugs-induced apoptosis.
ESTHER : Xi_2015_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_68_21
PubMedSearch : Xi_2015_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_68_21
PubMedID: 26299326

Title : Genome sequence of cultivated Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum TM-1) provides insights into genome evolution - Li_2015_Nat.Biotechnol_33_524
Author(s) : Li F , Fan G , Lu C , Xiao G , Zou C , Kohel RJ , Ma Z , Shang H , Ma X , Wu J , Liang X , Huang G , Percy RG , Liu K , Yang W , Chen W , Du X , Shi C , Yuan Y , Ye W , Liu X , Zhang X , Liu W , Wei H , Wei S , Zhu S , Zhang H , Sun F , Wang X , Liang J , Wang J , He Q , Huang L , Cui J , Song G , Wang K , Xu X , Yu JZ , Zhu Y , Yu S
Ref : Nat Biotechnol , 33 :524 , 2015
Abstract : Gossypium hirsutum has proven difficult to sequence owing to its complex allotetraploid (AtDt) genome. Here we produce a draft genome using 181-fold paired-end sequences assisted by fivefold BAC-to-BAC sequences and a high-resolution genetic map. In our assembly 88.5% of the 2,173-Mb scaffolds, which cover 89.6% approximately 96.7% of the AtDt genome, are anchored and oriented to 26 pseudochromosomes. Comparison of this G. hirsutum AtDt genome with the already sequenced diploid Gossypium arboreum (AA) and Gossypium raimondii (DD) genomes revealed conserved gene order. Repeated sequences account for 67.2% of the AtDt genome, and transposable elements (TEs) originating from Dt seem more active than from At. Reduction in the AtDt genome size occurred after allopolyploidization. The A or At genome may have undergone positive selection for fiber traits. Concerted evolution of different regulatory mechanisms for Cellulose synthase (CesA) and 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase1 and 3 (ACO1,3) may be important for enhanced fiber production in G. hirsutum.
ESTHER : Li_2015_Nat.Biotechnol_33_524
PubMedSearch : Li_2015_Nat.Biotechnol_33_524
PubMedID: 25893780
Gene_locus related to this paper: gosra-a0a0d2rxs2 , gosra-a0a0d2tng2 , gosra-a0a0d2twz7 , goshi-a0a1u8hr03 , gosra-a0a0d2vdc5 , goshi-a0a1u8ljh5 , gosra-a0a0d2vj24 , goshi-a0a1u8pxd3 , gosra-a0a0d2sr31 , goshi-a0a1u8knd1 , goshi-a0a1u8nhw9 , goshi-a0a1u8mt09 , goshi-a0a1u8kis4 , goshi-a0a1u8ibk3 , goshi-a0a1u8ieg2 , goshi-a0a1u8iki6 , goshi-a0a1u8jvp4 , goshi-a0a1u8jw35 , gosra-a0a0d2pzd7 , goshi-a0a1u8ied7

Title : Parkinson's disease and cancer: A register-based family study - Wirdefeldt_2014_Am.J.Epidemiol_179_85
Author(s) : Wirdefeldt K , Weibull CE , Chen H , Kamel F , Lundholm C , Fang F , Ye W
Ref : Am J Epidemiol , 179 :85 , 2014
Abstract : We wanted to compare cancer incidence rates between Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and persons without PD, as well as between siblings of these groups. We conducted a family-based matched cohort study based on nationwide Swedish health registries and the Swedish Multi-Generation Register. We assessed risk of incident cancer in PD patients (n = 11,786) during 1964-2009 versus a matched cohort of PD-free individuals (n = 58,930) and in siblings of PD patients (n = 16,841) versus siblings of PD-free individuals (n = 84,205). Hazard ratios with 95% confidence intervals were estimated using Cox proportional hazards regression. Cancer occurrence was slightly higher in PD patients than in PD-free individuals (hazard ratio (HR) = 1.05, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.00, 1.10), largely because of cancers arising within 1 year before or after the index date for PD, but risk of smoking-related cancers was lower (HR = 0.87, 95% CI: 0.79, 0.96). PD patients had a higher risk of melanoma both up to 1 year before the PD index date (HR = 1.53, 95% CI: 1.23, 1.91) and from 1 year after the index date onward (HR = 1.46, 95% CI: 1.01, 2.10). In the sibling comparison, cancer occurrence was largely similar. These results indicate that melanoma risk is higher among PD patients and that mechanisms other than familial ones explain the association.
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PubMedSearch : Wirdefeldt_2014_Am.J.Epidemiol_179_85
PubMedID: 24142916

Title : A natural antisense transcript regulates acetylcholinesterase gene expression via epigenetic modification in Hepatocellular Carcinoma - Xi_2014_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_55C_242
Author(s) : Xi Q , Gao N , Zhang X , Zhang B , Ye W , Wu J
Ref : International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology , 55C :242 , 2014
Abstract : In recent years, widespread antisense transcripts have been identified systematically in mammalian cells and are known to regulate gene expression, although their functional significance remains largely unknown. Previous work has identified that acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is expressed aberrantly in various malignant tumors and function as a tumor growth suppressor. However, the mechanism of AChE gene regulation in tumors remains unclear. In this study, we show that the AChE antisense RNA (AChE-AS) play an important role in AChE expression regulation. An inverse relationship was identified between AChE-AS and AChE expression in hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatoma cells. The silenced AChE-AS corresponds to elevated expression of AChE. Furthermore, we demonstrated that reduced AChE-AS increased H3K4 methylation and decreased H3K9 methylation in the AChE promoter region. As expected, elevated AChE levels induced by inhibition of AChE-AS enhanced anticarcinogen-induced apoptosis. These observations demonstrated that AChE-AS modulates AChE expression and exerts an anti-apoptotic effect through direct repression of AChE expression in HCC cells. Thus, natural antisense RNA may play an important role in AChE regulation via affecting the epigenetic modification in the AChE promoter region.
ESTHER : Xi_2014_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_55C_242
PubMedSearch : Xi_2014_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_55C_242
PubMedID: 25240585

Title : Hsa-miR-132 Regulates Apoptosis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Independent of Acetylcholinesterase - Zhang_2014_J.Mol.Neurosci_53_335
Author(s) : Zhang B , Lu L , Zhang X , Ye W , Wu J , Xi Q
Ref : Journal of Molecular Neuroscience , 53 :335 , 2014
Abstract : MiR-132 is enriched in the central nerve system and is thought to be involved in neuronal development, maturation and function, and to be associated with several neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease. In addition to its documented neuronal functions, an emerging role for miR-132 in tumorigenesis has been suggested. Recently, hsa-miR-132 was shown to be modulated in different tumor types. However, its role in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. Here, we show that hsa-miR-132 can initiate apoptosis in NSCLC cells to dramatically attenuate tumor formation in nude mice independent of its effect on the proliferation/apoptosis-associated gene, acetylcholinesterase (AChE). Interestingly, hsa-miR-132 has no pro-apoptotic effect in normal pulmonary trachea epithelium. Taken together, these results suggest that hsa-miR-132 represses NSCLC growth by inducing apoptosis independent of AChE.
ESTHER : Zhang_2014_J.Mol.Neurosci_53_335
PubMedSearch : Zhang_2014_J.Mol.Neurosci_53_335
PubMedID: 24158730

Title : Acetylcholinesterase deficiency decreases apoptosis in dopaminergic neurons in the neurotoxin model of Parkinson's disease - Zhang_2013_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_45_265
Author(s) : Zhang X , Lu L , Liu S , Ye W , Wu J
Ref : International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology , 45 :265 , 2013
Abstract : The apoptosis pathway has been proposed to be involved in causing neuronal cell death in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. However, the details of this pathway are poorly understood. Previous research has shown increased acetylcholinesterase expression during apoptosis in various cell types, which suggests that acetylcholinesterase has a potential role in neuronal cell death. In this study, we found that acetylcholinesterase protein expression increased and caspase-3 was activated in PC12 cells treated with 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium. Furthermore, the genetic or pharmacological inhibition of acetylcholinesterase was shown to protect PC12 cells from MPP+ induced apoptotic cell death. To study the function of acetylcholinesterase as a mechanism of neuronal cell death in vivo, we subsequently established a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine Parkinson's disease mouse model utilizing acetylcholinesterase-deficient mice. Studies in these mice revealed reduced dopaminergic neuron loss and lower expression levels of apoptotic proteins in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-treated heterozygous mice compared to 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-treated wild-type mice. We conclude that it is highly probable that acetylcholinesterase is involved in the pathogenesis of the neurotoxin model of Parkinson's disease via apoptosis. Specifically, a deficiency or inhibition of acetylcholinesterase can decrease apoptosis and protect dopaminergic neurons in the neurotoxin model of Parkinson's disease.
ESTHER : Zhang_2013_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_45_265
PubMedSearch : Zhang_2013_Int.J.Biochem.Cell.Biol_45_265
PubMedID: 23201480

Title : Complete genome sequence of Bacillus thuringiensis serovar finitimus strain YBT-020 - Zhu_2011_J.Bacteriol_193_2379
Author(s) : Zhu Y , Shang H , Zhu Q , Ji F , Wang P , Fu J , Deng Y , Xu C , Ye W , Zheng J , Zhu L , Ruan L , Peng D , Sun M
Ref : Journal of Bacteriology , 193 :2379 , 2011
Abstract : Bacillus thuringiensis is a gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium that forms parasporal crystals at the onset of the sporulation phase of its growth. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of B. thuringiensis serovar finitimus strain YBT-020, whose parasporal crystals consist of Cry26Aa and Cry28Aa crystal proteins and are located between the exosporium and the spore coat and remain adhering to the spore after sporulation.
ESTHER : Zhu_2011_J.Bacteriol_193_2379
PubMedSearch : Zhu_2011_J.Bacteriol_193_2379
PubMedID: 21398543
Gene_locus related to this paper: bacan-BA2392 , bacan-BA5009 , bacan-BA5110 , bacan-DHBF , bacce-BC2141 , bacce-BC4862 , bacce-BC5130 , bacce-BCE3188 , bacce-PHAC , bacce-q72yu1 , baccn-a7guq6 , baccr-pepx , bacce-c2qdt4

Title : AChE deficiency or inhibition decreases apoptosis and p53 expression and protects renal function after ischemia\/reperfusion - Ye_2010_Apoptosis_15_474
Author(s) : Ye W , Gong X , Xie J , Wu J , Zhang X , Ouyang Q , Zhao X , Shi Y
Ref : Apoptosis , 15 :474 , 2010
Abstract : We recently reported that the expression of the synaptic form of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is induced during apoptosis in various cell types in vitro. Here, we provide evidence to confirm that AChE is expressed during ischemia-reperfusion (I/R)-induced apoptosis in vivo. Renal I/R is a major cause of acute renal failure (ARF), resulting in injury and the eventual death of renal cells due to a combination of apoptosis and necrosis. Using AChE-deficient mice and AChE inhibitors, we investigated whether AChE deficiency or inhibition can protect against apoptosis caused by I/R in a murine kidney model. Unilateral clamping of renal pedicles for 90 min followed by reperfusion for 24 h caused significant renal dysfunction and injury. Both genetic AChE deficiency and chemical inhibition of AChE (provided by huperzine A, tacrine and donepezil) significantly reduced the biochemical and histological evidence of renal dysfunction following I/R. Activation of caspases-8, -9, -12, and -3 in vivo were prevented and associated with reduced levels of cell apoptosis and cell death. A further investigation also confirmed that AChE deficiency down-regulated p53 induction and phosphorylation at serine-15, and decreased the Bax/Bcl-2 ratio during I/R. In conclusion, our study demonstrates that AChE may be a pro-apoptotic factor and the inhibition of AChE reduces renal I/R injury. These findings suggest that AChE inhibitors may represent a therapeutic strategy for protection against ischemic acute renal failure.
ESTHER : Ye_2010_Apoptosis_15_474
PubMedSearch : Ye_2010_Apoptosis_15_474
PubMedID: 20054652

Title : RanBPM is an acetylcholinesterase-interacting protein that translocates into the nucleus during apoptosis - Gong_2009_Acta.Biochim.Biophys.Sin.(Shanghai)_41_883
Author(s) : Gong X , Ye W , Zhou H , Ren X , Li Z , Zhou W , Wu J , Gong Y , Ouyang Q , Zhao X , Zhang X
Ref : Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) , 41 :883 , 2009
Abstract : Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) expression may be induced during apoptosis in various cell types. Here, we used the C-terminal of AChE to screen the human fetal brain library and found that it interacted with Ran-binding protein in the microtubule-organizing center (RanBPM). This interaction was further confirmed by coimmunoprecipitation analysis. In HEK293T cells, RanBPM and AChE were heterogeneously expressed in the cisplatin-untreated cytoplasmic extracts and in the cisplatin-treated cytoplasmic or nuclear extracts. Our previous studies performed using morphologic methods have shown that AChE translocates from the cytoplasm to the nucleus during apoptosis. Taken together, these results suggest that RanBPM is an AChE-interacting protein that is translocated from the cytoplasm into the nucleus during apoptosis, similar to the translocation observed in case of AChE.
ESTHER : Gong_2009_Acta.Biochim.Biophys.Sin.(Shanghai)_41_883
PubMedSearch : Gong_2009_Acta.Biochim.Biophys.Sin.(Shanghai)_41_883
PubMedID: 19902122

Title : Workplace exposures and the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - Fang_2009_Environ.Health.Perspect_117_1387
Author(s) : Fang F , Quinlan P , Ye W , Barber MK , Umbach DM , Sandler DP , Kamel F
Ref : Environmental Health Perspectives , 117 :1387 , 2009
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Occupation has been suggested to play a role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etiology, but detailed information on the importance of specific workplace exposures is lacking. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to assess the relationship between workplace exposures and the risk of ALS and to evaluate potential interactions between these exposures and smoking.
METHODS: We conducted a case-control study in New England between 1993 and 1996, comprising 109 cases and 253 controls who completed a structured interview covering occupations and workplace exposures. Unconditional logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for ALS. Analyses were conducted among the entire study population and after stratification by smoking.
RESULTS: We observed a higher risk of ALS for construction workers excluding supervisors (OR = 2.9; 95% CI, 1.2-7.2) and precision metal workers (OR = 3.5; 95% CI, 1.2-10.5). Self-reported exposures to paint strippers; cutting, cooling, or lubricating oils; antifreeze or coolants; mineral or white spirits; and dry cleaning agents each appeared to be associated with a 60-90% higher risk. Specific chemicals related to a > 50% increase in risk of ALS included aliphatic chlorinated hydrocarbons, glycols, glycol ethers, and hexane. Relative risks associated with these workplace exposures and chemicals were greater among nonsmokers and persisted in mutually adjusted models.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that certain occupations and workplace exposures may be associated with increased risk of ALS. These results need to be confirmed in independent populations.
ESTHER : Fang_2009_Environ.Health.Perspect_117_1387
PubMedSearch : Fang_2009_Environ.Health.Perspect_117_1387
PubMedID: 19750102

Title : Genome sequence of Silicibacter pomeroyi reveals adaptations to the marine environment - Moran_2004_Nature_432_910
Author(s) : Moran MA , Buchan A , Gonzalez JM , Heidelberg JF , Whitman WB , Kiene RP , Henriksen JR , King GM , Belas R , Fuqua C , Brinkac L , Lewis M , Johri S , Weaver B , Pai G , Eisen JA , Rahe E , Sheldon WM , Ye W , Miller TR , Carlton J , Rasko DA , Paulsen IT , Ren Q , Daugherty SC , DeBoy RT , Dodson RJ , Durkin AS , Madupu R , Nelson WC , Sullivan SA , Rosovitz MJ , Haft DH , Selengut J , Ward N
Ref : Nature , 432 :910 , 2004
Abstract : Since the recognition of prokaryotes as essential components of the oceanic food web, bacterioplankton have been acknowledged as catalysts of most major biogeochemical processes in the sea. Studying heterotrophic bacterioplankton has been challenging, however, as most major clades have never been cultured or have only been grown to low densities in sea water. Here we describe the genome sequence of Silicibacter pomeroyi, a member of the marine Roseobacter clade (Fig. 1), the relatives of which comprise approximately 10-20% of coastal and oceanic mixed-layer bacterioplankton. This first genome sequence from any major heterotrophic clade consists of a chromosome (4,109,442 base pairs) and megaplasmid (491,611 base pairs). Genome analysis indicates that this organism relies upon a lithoheterotrophic strategy that uses inorganic compounds (carbon monoxide and sulphide) to supplement heterotrophy. Silicibacter pomeroyi also has genes advantageous for associations with plankton and suspended particles, including genes for uptake of algal-derived compounds, use of metabolites from reducing microzones, rapid growth and cell-density-dependent regulation. This bacterium has a physiology distinct from that of marine oligotrophs, adding a new strategy to the recognized repertoire for coping with a nutrient-poor ocean.
ESTHER : Moran_2004_Nature_432_910
PubMedSearch : Moran_2004_Nature_432_910
PubMedID: 15602564
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Title : The genome of M. acetivorans reveals extensive metabolic and physiological diversity - Galagan_2002_Genome.Res_12_532
Author(s) : Galagan JE , Nusbaum C , Roy A , Endrizzi MG , Macdonald P , FitzHugh W , Calvo S , Engels R , Smirnov S , Atnoor D , Brown A , Allen N , Naylor J , Stange-Thomann N , DeArellano K , Johnson R , Linton L , McEwan P , McKernan K , Talamas J , Tirrell A , Ye W , Zimmer A , Barber RD , Cann I , Graham DE , Grahame DA , Guss AM , Hedderich R , Ingram-Smith C , Kuettner HC , Krzycki JA , Leigh JA , Li W , Liu J , Mukhopadhyay B , Reeve JN , Smith K , Springer TA , Umayam LA , White O , White RH , Conway de Macario E , Ferry JG , Jarrell KF , Jing H , Macario AJ , Paulsen I , Pritchett M , Sowers KR , Swanson RV , Zinder SH , Lander E , Metcalf WW , Birren B
Ref : Genome Res , 12 :532 , 2002
Abstract : Methanogenesis, the biological production of methane, plays a pivotal role in the global carbon cycle and contributes significantly to global warming. The majority of methane in nature is derived from acetate. Here we report the complete genome sequence of an acetate-utilizing methanogen, Methanosarcina acetivorans C2A. Methanosarcineae are the most metabolically diverse methanogens, thrive in a broad range of environments, and are unique among the Archaea in forming complex multicellular structures. This diversity is reflected in the genome of M. acetivorans. At 5,751,492 base pairs it is by far the largest known archaeal genome. The 4524 open reading frames code for a strikingly wide and unanticipated variety of metabolic and cellular capabilities. The presence of novel methyltransferases indicates the likelihood of undiscovered natural energy sources for methanogenesis, whereas the presence of single-subunit carbon monoxide dehydrogenases raises the possibility of nonmethanogenic growth. Although motility has not been observed in any Methanosarcineae, a flagellin gene cluster and two complete chemotaxis gene clusters were identified. The availability of genetic methods, coupled with its physiological and metabolic diversity, makes M. acetivorans a powerful model organism for the study of archaeal biology. [Sequence, data, annotations and analyses are available at]
ESTHER : Galagan_2002_Genome.Res_12_532
PubMedSearch : Galagan_2002_Genome.Res_12_532
PubMedID: 11932238
Gene_locus related to this paper: metac-MA0077 , metac-MA0362 , metac-MA0419 , metac-MA0736 , metac-MA0993 , metac-MA1571 , metac-MA1856 , metac-MA1857 , metac-MA2002 , metac-MA2343 , metac-MA2629 , metac-MA2691 , metac-MA2743 , metac-MA2933 , metac-MA3611 , metac-MA3635 , metac-MA3920 , metac-META

Title : [Determination of acetylcholine and choline in microdialysates from rat brain by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection combined with a post-column immobilized enzyme reactor] - Ye_1998_Se.Pu_16_375
Author(s) : Ye W , Ma X , Mei Z
Ref : Se Pu , 16 :375 , 1998
Abstract : In the present work, acetylcholine(ACh) and choline(Ch) in the microdialysates from three brain areas of anesthetized rats and from hippocampus and frontal cortex of freely moving rats were simultaneously measured by high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) with electrochemical detection combined with a post-column immobilized enzyme reactor(IMER). This assay was based on the separation of ACh and Ch on a polymer gel column followed by passage of the effluent through an IMER, on which the separated ACh and Ch reacted respectively to give each stoichiometric yield of hydrogen peroxide, which was detected electrochemically at a platinum electrode (potential + 0.5 V versus Ag/AgCl). The tip of concentric dialysis probe was made of the semipermeable dialysis membrane of 0.22 mm in outside diameter, and the effective length inserted into rat brain was 3.0 mm. The probe was perfused at a rate of 1 microL/min with Ringer's solution which contained 10 mumol/L (for anesthetized rats) or 1 mumol/L (for freely moving rats) neostigmine, a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor, to elevate ACh level in microdialysate. Before the experiment, the recovery of the probe in vitro was measured at room temperature, and the position of the probe was checked by histological procedure at the end of the experiment. In the range of 0.2-100 mumol/L, the relation between the amounts and the peak areas was linear (r = 0.9988 for ACh and r = 0.9985 for Ch). The detection limit for ACh and Ch, at a S/N ratio of two, was found to be 50 fmol per injection. The probe recoveries(%) for ACh and for Ch were 23.2 +/- 1.4 and 34.3 +/- 3.2(mean +/- SD) respectively. The basal levels of ACh in the microdialysates from striatum and frontal cortex of anesthetized rats as well as from hippocampus and frontal cortex of freely moving rats were 212 +/- 28 and 22 +/- 4 as well as 26 +/- 4 and 83 +/- 7(nmol/L, mean +/- SD, not corrected according to probe recovery) respectively. The perfusion of high concentration K+ (100 mmol/L) through the dialysis probe induced a large increase of ACh in the microdialysates. The critical points for HPLC analysis combined with IMER were briefly discussed.
ESTHER : Ye_1998_Se.Pu_16_375
PubMedSearch : Ye_1998_Se.Pu_16_375
PubMedID: 11498913