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Clinics ; 76: e2671, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339706

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive value of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) H19 and the ten-eleven translocation enzyme 1 (TET1) transcriptional expression in postoperative recurrence of uterine fibroids (UFs). METHODS: Seventy-five patients with UF, who underwent surgical treatment, were enrolled in the treatment group, and 60 healthy individuals were enrolled in the control group. The relative expression levels of lncRNA H19 and TET1 mRNA in the serum and UF tissues were analyzed. The patients were further divided into a better curative (BC) group and a poor efficacy (PE) group to analyze the predictive value of lncRNA H19 and TET1 and the independent risk factors affecting the recurrence of UF. RESULTS: Compared with the control group, lncRNA H19 expression levels were significantly higher, while TET1 expression levels were significantly lower in the treatment group (p<0.001). The area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve (AUC) values of the two indicators for diagnostic importance were found to be 0.872 and 0.826, respectively. Compared with the PE group, lncRNA H19 expression levels were significantly lower, while TET1 expression levels were significantly higher in the BC group (p<0.001). The AUC values of the two indicators for their predictive efficacy were 0.788 and 0.812, respectively. Logistic regression analysis showed that age, menarche age, maximum diameter of UFs, number of UFs, lncRNA H19 levels, and TET1 levels were independent risk factors affecting UF recurrence. The AUC values of lncRNA H19 and TET1 for their predictive value for postoperative recurrence were 0.814 and 0.765, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The lncRNA H19 and TET1 have high diagnostic and predictive efficacy for determining the postoperative recurrence of UFs.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , RNA, Long Noncoding/genetics , Leiomyoma , RNA, Messenger , ROC Curve , Proto-Oncogene Proteins , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
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Acta Physiologica Sinica ; (6): 577-583, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887693

ABSTRACT

The objective of this study was to explore the roles of arachidonic acid cytochrome P450ω hydroxylase CYP4A14 in skeletal muscle regeneration after injury. Wild-type (WT) control mice and Cyp4a14 knockout (A14


Subject(s)
Animals , Arachidonic Acid , Cytochromes , Gene Knockout Techniques , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Mice, Knockout , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Muscle, Skeletal , Regeneration
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-942196

ABSTRACT

The methylation of cytosine is one of the most fundamental epigenetic modifications in mammalian genomes, and is involved in multiple crucial processes including gene expression, cell differentiation, embryo development and oncogenesis. In the past, DNA methylation was thought to be an irreversible process, which could only be diluted passively through DNA replication. It is now becoming increa-singly obvious that DNA demethylation can be an active process and plays a crucial role in biological processes. Ten eleven translocation (TET) proteins are the key factors modulating DNA demethylation. This family contains three members: TET1, TET2 and TET3. Although three TET proteins have relatively conserved catalytic domains, their roles in organisms are not repeated, and their expression has significant cell/organ specificity. TET1 is mainly expressed in embryonic stem cells, TET2 is mainly expressed in hematopoietic system, and TET3 is widely expressed in cerebellum, cortex and hippocampus. This family catalyzes 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and other oxidative products, reactivates silenced-gene expression, in turn maintains stem cell pluripotency and regulates lineage specification. With the development of tissue engineering, organ transplantation, autologous tissue transplantation and artificial prosthesis have been widely used in clinical treatment, but these technologies have limitations. Regenerative medicine, which uses stem cells and stem cell related factors for treatment, may provide alternative therapeutic strategies for multiple diseases. Among all kinds of human stem cells, adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are the most prospective stem cell lineage since they have no ethical issues and can be easily obtained with large quantities. To date, ADSCs have been shown to have strong proli-feration capacity, secrete numerous soluble factors and have multipotent differentiation ability. However, the underlying mechanism of the proliferation, secretion, acquired pluripotency, and lineage specific differentiation of ADSCs are still largely unknown. Some studies have explored the role of epigenetic regulation and TET protein in embryonic stem cells, but little is known about its role in ADSCs. By studying the roles of TET proteins and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in ADSCs, we could provide new theoretical foundation for the clinical application of ADSCs and the stem cell-based therapy. In the future, combined with bioprinting technology, ADSCs may be used in tissue and organ regeneration, plastic surgery reconstruction and other broader fields.


Subject(s)
5-Methylcytosine/analogs & derivatives , Animals , DNA Methylation , DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics , Epigenesis, Genetic , Humans , Mixed Function Oxygenases/metabolism , Prospective Studies , Proto-Oncogene Proteins/metabolism , Regenerative Medicine , Stem Cells/metabolism
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Braz. J. Psychiatry (São Paulo, 1999, Impr.) ; 42(2): 128-135, Mar.-Apr. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089246

ABSTRACT

Objective: We investigated whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with neuroplasticity and activity of monoamine neurotransmitters, such as the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF, rs6265), the serotonin transporter (SLC6A4, rs25531), the tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (TPH1, rs1800532), the 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 2A (HTR2A, rs6311, rs6313, rs7997012), and the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT, rs4680) genes, are associated with efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in major depression. Methods: Data from the Escitalopram vs. Electrical Current Therapy for Treating Depression Clinical Study (ELECT-TDCS) were used. Participants were antidepressant-free at baseline and presented with an acute, moderate-to-severe unipolar depressive episode. They were randomized to receive escitalopram/tDCS-sham (n=75), tDCS/placebo-pill (n=75), or placebo-pill/sham-tDCS (n=45). General linear models assessed the interaction between treatment group and allele-wise carriers. Additional analyses were performed for each group and each genotype separately. Results: Pairwise group comparisons (tDCS vs. placebo, tDCS vs. escitalopram, and escitalopram vs. placebo) did not identify alleles associated with depression improvement. In addition, exploratory analyses also did not identify any SNP unequivocally associated with improvement of depression in any treatment group. Conclusion: Larger, combined datasets are necessary to identify candidate genes for tDCS response.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Young Adult , Citalopram/therapeutic use , Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation/therapeutic use , Depressive Disorder, Major/genetics , Depressive Disorder, Major/therapy , Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation , Catechol O-Methyltransferase/genetics , Double-Blind Method , Treatment Outcome , Combined Modality Therapy , Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT2A/genetics , Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins/genetics , Mixed Function Oxygenases/genetics , Middle Aged , Antidepressive Agents/therapeutic use
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 1109-1116, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-771817

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The discovery of hydroxylases in the anticancer drug taxol biosynthesis pathway is a hotspot and difficulty in current research. In this study, a new hydroxylase gene TcCYP725A22 (GenBank accession number: MF448646.1) was used to construct a sub-cellular localization vector pCAMIBA1303-TcCYP725A22-EGFP to get the transient expression in onion epidermal cells. Laser confocal microscopy revealed that the protein encoded by this gene was localized in the cell membrane. Furthermore, the recombinant plant expression plasmid pBI121-TcCYP725A22 was constructed. After transient transformation to the Taxus chinensis mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens LBA4404, qRT-PCR and LC-MS were utilized to analyze the effects of TcCYP725A22 overexpression on the synthesis of taxol. The results showed that, in the TcCYP725A22 overexpressed cell line, expression levels of most defined hydroxylase genes for taxol biosynthesis were increased, and the yield of taxanes were also increased. It was concluded that the hydroxylase gene TcCYP725A22 is likely involved in the biosynthetic pathway of taxol.


Subject(s)
Biosynthetic Pathways , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Paclitaxel , Taxoids , Taxus
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 351-362, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-771371

ABSTRACT

Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases, a well-studied class of flavin-dependent enzymes, catalyze the conversion of ketones to lactones or esters and the oxygenation of heteroatoms, which possesses great practical prospect in synthetic chemistry and biocatalysis. In this review, we focus on Baeyer-Villiger oxidations involved in biosynthesis of microbial secondary metabolites and discuss the characteristics of these Baeyer-Villiger oxidations and Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases, to provide reference for the protein engineering of Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases.


Subject(s)
Biocatalysis , Catalysis , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Oxidation-Reduction , Protein Engineering
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Journal of Stroke ; : 151-159, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-766251

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Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is produced when trimethylamine, a waste product of gut microbes, is converted via hepatic flavin monooxygenases. As TMAO is a potential causative factor in various cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) considerable research interest has arisen on its use as a biomarker. Higher TMAO levels are associated with future risk of both incident CVD in the general population and established CVD, including stroke. The addition of TMAO into models with traditional risk factors significantly improved the prediction of future CVD risk. TMAO promotes atherosclerosis and is associated with platelet hyperreactivity and inflammation, which are in turn associated with the development of stroke and its secondary consequences. Additionally, TMAO may play a key mediator role in the relationship between the diet, gut microbiota, and CVD development. Compelling evidence suggesting that TMAO is both a risk factor and prognostic marker of stroke and CVD. Potential therapeutic strategy of diet and drugs in reducing TMAO levels have emerged. Thus, TMAO is a novel biomarker and target in stroke and CVD prevention.


Subject(s)
Atherosclerosis , Blood Platelets , Cardiovascular Diseases , Diet , Gastrointestinal Microbiome , Inflammation , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Prognosis , Risk Factors , Stroke , Waste Products
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776421

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Hyoscyamine and scopolamine are two main alkaloids in Atropa belladonna with great medicinal value. In this paper, the contents of hyoscyamine and scopolamine, the upstream products in alkaloid synthesis, and the expression levels of key enzyme genes PMT, TRⅠ and H6H in secondary metabolism of A. belladonna seedlings were measured to clarify the mechanism of nitrogen forms regulating alkaloids synthesis.The results showed that the 50/50 (NH⁺₄/NO⁻₃) treatment was more favorable for the accumulation of alkaloids and the conversion of hyoscyamine to scopolamine. The content of putrescine was almost consistent with the change of key enzymes activities in the synthesis of putrescine, they both increased with the rise of ammonium ratio, reaching the highest at 75/25 (NH⁺₄/NO⁻₃). The detection of signaling molecule nitric oxide (NO) showed that the NO concentration decreased with the decrease of nitrate proportion. Further detection of gene expression levels of PMT, TRⅠ and H6H in TAs synthesis pathway showed that a certain amount of ammonium promoted the expression of PMT and H6H in roots. When the ratio of ammonium to nitrate was 50/50, PMT, TRⅠ and H6H in leaves and roots had higher expression levels. It can be speculated that the regulation of the formation of hyoscyamine to scopolamine by nitrogen forms mainly through affecting the expression of key enzyme genes. 50/50 (NH⁺₄/NO⁻₃) treatment increased the gene expression of TRⅠ in both leaves and roots as well as PMT and H6H in roots, promoting the synthesis of putrescine to hyoscyamine and the conversion of hyoscyamine to scopolamine.


Subject(s)
Atropa belladonna , Genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Plant , Hyoscyamine , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Nitrogen , Metabolism , Scopolamine , Metabolism
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Rev. ecuat. pediatr ; 18(1): 23-25, 201706.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-996607

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La hiperplasia suprarrenal congénita (HSC), es un desorden endócrino genético debido a alteraciones en la esteroidogénesis adrenal por déficit de una de las enzimas participantes en este ciclo, caracterizado por diferentes grados de alteración en la síntesis de glucocorticoides y mineralocorticoides más una sobreestimulación de la vía androgénica provocando durante el desarrollo embrionario la virilización de los genitales externos. En el 90 a 95 % de los casos la enzima más afectada es la 21 hidroxilasa y de éstas el 75% tiene déficit de aldosterona con pérdida de sal que da lugar a crisis adrenal con riesgo de vida. Se clasifica en su forma clásica y no clásica. El diagnóstico prenatal es fundamental para delinear estrategias de tratamiento perinatal. El déficit de 21-hidroxilasa es el primer diagnóstico que se plantea ante un recién nacido con genitales ambiguos y se debería iniciar terapia de reemplazo hormonal. Presentamos un caso clínico de un neonato con hiperplasia suprarrenal congénita por déficit de 21-hidroxilasa en su forma clásica perdedor de sal.


Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an endocrine genetic disorder due to alterations in adrenal steroidogenesis due to a deficiency of one of the enzymes participating in this cycle, characterized by different degrees of alteration in the synthesis of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids plus an overstimulation of the androgenic pathway causing during the embryonic development the virilization of the external genitalia. In 90 to 95% of the cases the most affected enzyme is 21 hydroxylase and of these 75% have aldosterone deficit with salt loss that leads to adrenal crisis with life risk. It is classified in classical and non-classical form. Prenatal diagnosis is essential to delineate perinatal treatment strategies. Deficiency of 21-hydroxylase is the first diagnosis that is presented to a newborn with ambiguous genitalia and should initiate hormone replacement therapy. We present a clinical case of a neonate with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to a deficiency of 21-hydroxylase in its classical salt-losing form.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Infant, Newborn , Infant, Newborn , Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital , Mixed Function Oxygenases
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Braz. j. microbiol ; 47(4): 846-852, Oct.-Dec. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-828191

ABSTRACT

Abstract Copper mine drainages are restricted environments that have been overlooked as sources of new biocatalysts for bioremediation and organic syntheses. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the enzymatic activities (esterase, epoxide hydrolase and monooxygenase) of 56 heterotrophic bacteria isolated from a neutral copper mine drainage (Sossego Mine, Canaã dos Carajás, Brazil). Hydrolase and monooxygenase activities were detected in 75% and 20% of the evaluated bacteria, respectively. Bacterial strains with good oxidative performance were also evaluated for biotransformation of organic sulfides. Fourteen strains with good enzymatic activity were identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing, revealing the presence of three genera: Bacillus, Pseudomonas and Stenotrophomonas. The bacterial strains B. megaterium (SO5-4 and SO6-2) and Pseudomonas sp. (SO5-9) efficiently oxidized three different organic sulfides to their corresponding sulfoxides. In conclusion, this study revealed that neutral copper mine drainages are a promising source of biocatalysts for ester hydrolysis and sulfide oxidation/bioremediation. Furthermore, this is a novel biotechnological overview of the heterotrophic bacteria from a copper mine drainage, and this report may support further microbiological monitoring of this type of mine environment.


Subject(s)
Bacteria/classification , Bacteria/enzymology , Copper , Environmental Microbiology , Oxidation-Reduction , Phylogeny , Sulfides/metabolism , Bacteria/isolation & purification , Bacteria/genetics , RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics , Sequence Analysis, DNA , Enzymes , Esterases/genetics , Esterases/metabolism , Mixed Function Oxygenases/genetics , Mixed Function Oxygenases/metabolism , Mining
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 554-564, 2016.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-337442

ABSTRACT

Taxol is a secondary metabolite with prominent anti-tumor activity, but the yield cannot meet the growing clinical demand due to lower content in yew. Now, most enzyme genes involved in taxol biosynthesis have been cloned and identified, so that obtaining this drug by using synthetic biology method has become a hotspot in recent years. However, most hydroxylases involved in taxol biosynthetic pathway have not been explored. Here, we reviewed the progress on the biosynthesis pathway of taxol, especially concerning hydroxylase. The future research areas of taxol biosynthesis through synthetic biology were also discussed to provide basis for the discovery of uncharacterized hydroxylase genes and the mass taxol production by synthetic biology technology.


Subject(s)
Biosynthetic Pathways , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Metabolism , Paclitaxel , Synthetic Biology , Taxus
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1744-1751, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-251312

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>Aberrant expression of ten-eleven translocation 1 (TET1) plays a critical role in tumor development and progression. We systematically summarized the latest research progress on the role and mechanisms of TET1 in cancer biology.</p><p><b>DATA SOURCES</b>Relevant articles published in English from 1980 to April 2016 were selected from the PubMed database. The terms "ten-eleven translocation 1," "5mC," "5hmC," "microRNA," "hypoxia," and "embryonic stem cell" were used for the search.</p><p><b>STUDY SELECTION</b>Articles focusing on the role and mechanism of TET1 in tumor were reviewed, including clinical and basic research articles.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>TET proteins, the key enzymes converting 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, play vital roles in DNA demethylation regulation. Recent studies have shown that loss of TET1 is associated with tumorigenesis and can be used as a potential biomarker for cancer therapy, which indicates that TET1 serves as tumor suppressor gene. Moreover, besides its dioxygenase activity, TET1 could induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition and act as a coactivator to regulate gene transcription, such as developmental regulator in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and hypoxia-responsive gene in cancer. The regulation of TET1 is also correlated with microRNA in a posttranscriptional modification process. Hence, it is complex but critical to comprehend the mechanisms of TET1 in the biology of ESCs and cancer.</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>TET1 not only serves as a demethylation enzyme but also plays multiple roles during tumorigenesis and progression. More studies should be carried out to elucidate the exact mechanisms of TET1 and its associations with cancer before considering it as a therapeutic tool.</p>


Subject(s)
Animals , Biomarkers , Metabolism , Carcinogenesis , Genetics , Metabolism , Pathology , Humans , MicroRNAs , Genetics , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins , Genetics , Metabolism
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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica ; (12): 1346-1355, 2015.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-320078

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Hyoscyamine 6 beta-hydroxylase (H6H) is the last rate-limiting enzyme directly catalyzing the formation of scopolamine in tropane alkaloids (TAs) biosynthesis pathway. It is the primary target gene in the genetic modification of TAs metabolic pathway. Full-length cDNA and gDNA sequences of a novel H6H gene were cloned from Datura arborea (DaH6H, GenBank accession numbers for cDNA and gDNA are KR006981 and KR006983, respectively). Nucleotide sequence analysis reveals an open reading frame of 1375 bp encoding 347 amino acids in the cDNA of DaH6H, while the gDNA of DaH6H contains four exons and three introns, with the highest similarity to the gDNA of H6H from D. stramonium. DaH6H also exhibited the most identity of 90.5% with DsH6H in amino acids and harbored conserved 2-oxoglutarate binding motif and two iron binding motifs. The expression level of DaH6H was highest in the mature leaf, followed by the secondary root, and with no expression in the primary root based on qPCR analysis. Its expression was inhibited by MeJA. DaH6H was expressed in E. coli and a 39 kD recombinant protein was detected in SDS-PAGE. Comparison of the contents of scopolamine and hyoscyamine in various TAs-producing plants revealed that D. arborea was one of the rare scopolamine predominant plants. Cloning of DaH6H gene will allow more research in the molecular regulatory mechanism of TAs biosynthesis in distinct plants and provide a new candidate gene for scopolamine metabolic engineering.


Subject(s)
Cloning, Molecular , DNA, Complementary , Datura , Genetics , Escherichia coli , Hyoscyamine , Chemistry , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Plant Leaves , Plant Roots , Recombinant Proteins , Genetics , Scopolamine , Chemistry
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 361-374, 2015.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-240637

ABSTRACT

Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases (BVMOs) are important biocatalysts to synthesize a series of valuable esters and lactones. Based on protein sequence alignment and crystal structure analysis, a nonconserved hinge which linked NADPH domain and FAD domain was speculated to play an important role in substrate recognition and catalytic oxidation process. Cyclohexanone monooxygenase (CHMO) was selected as a model. Mutants obtained by homologous replacement of the whole hinge almost completely lost its original catalytic activity, demonstrating that the overall hinge structure was of great importance. Some significant sites were identified to greatly affect the catalytic activity and stereoselectivity by alanine scanning mutagenesis, accompanied by enzyme activity assessments and chiral kinetic resolutions. Altering K153 decreased the activity of the enzyme but enhanced the stereoselectivity. Changing L143 site reduced stereoselectivity but had little effect on enzyme activity. Mutation at L144 site dramatically weakened both activity and stereoselectivity. Subsequently, these corresponding sites in phenylacetone monooxygenase were also illustrated to follow a similar rule, revealing a universal importance of these sites in the BVMO family. These results expanded our understanding of the structure-activity relationship of these enzymes and provided more proofs for future directed evolution of BVMOs.


Subject(s)
Amino Acid Sequence , Catalysis , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Chemistry , Models, Molecular , NADP , Oxidation-Reduction , Oxygenases , Chemistry , Protein Conformation , Sequence Alignment , Structure-Activity Relationship , Substrate Specificity
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 523-533, 2015.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-240622

ABSTRACT

9α-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione (9-OH-AD) is an important intermediate in the steroidal drugs production. 3-ketosteroid-9α-hydroxylase (KSH), a two protein system of KshA and KshB, is a key-enzyme in the microbial steroid ring B-opening pathway. KSH catalyzes the transformation of 4-androstene-3,17-dione (AD) into 9-OH-AD specifically. In the present study, the putative KshA and KshB genes were cloned from Mycobacterium smegmatis mc(2)155 and Gordonia neofelifaecis NRRL B-59395 respectively, and were inserted into the expression vector pNIT, the co-expression plasmids of kshA-kshB were obtained and electroporated into Mycobacterium sp. NRRL B-3805 cells. The recombinants were used to transform steroids, the main product was characterized as 9α-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione (9-OH-AD), showing that kshA and kshB were expressed successfully. Different from the original strain Mycobacterium sp. NRRL B-3805 that accumulates 4-androstene-3,17-dione, the recombinants accumulates 9α-hydroxy-4-androstene-3,17-dione as the main product. This results indicates that the putative genes kshA, kshB encode active KshA and KshB, respectively. The process of biotransformation was investigated and the results show that phytosterol is the most suitable substrate for biotransformation, kshA and kshB from M. smegmatis mc(2)155 seemed to exhibit high activity, because the resultant recombinant of them catalyzed the biotransformation of phytosterol to 9-OH-AD in a percent conversion of 90%, which was much higher than that of G. neofelifaecis NRRL B-59395. This study on the manipulation of the ksh genes in Mycobacterium sp. NRRL B-3805 provides a new pathway for producing steroid medicines.


Subject(s)
Androstenedione , Bacterial Proteins , Genetics , Metabolism , Biotransformation , Ketosteroids , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Metabolism , Mycobacterium , Metabolism , Mycobacterium smegmatis , Plasmids
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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica ; (12): 1346-1352, 2014.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-299128

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Artemisnin is a novel sesquiterpene lactone with an internal peroxide bridge structure, which is extracted from traditional Chinese herb Artemisia annua L. (Qinghao). Recommended by World Health Organization, artemisinin is the first-line drug in the treatment of encephalic and chloroquine-resistant malaria. In the present study, transgenic A. annua plants were developed by overexpressing the key enzymes involved in the biosynthetic pathway of artemisinin. Based on Agrobacterium-mediated transformation methods, transgenic plants of A. annua with overexpression of both HDR and ADS were obtained through hygromycin screening. The genomic PCR analysis confirmed six transgenic lines in which both HDR and ADS were integrated into genome. The gene expression analysis given by real-time quantitative PCR showed that all the transgenic lines had higher expression levels of HDR and ADS than the non-transgenic control (except ah3 in which the expression level of ADS showed no significant difference compared with control); and the HPLC analysis of artemisinin demonstrated that transgenic A. annua plants produced artemisinin at significantly higher level than non-transgenic plants. Especially, the highest content of artemisinin was found in transgenic line ah70, in which the artemisinin content was 3.48 times compared with that in non-transgenic lines. In summary, overexpression of HDR and ADS facilitated artemisinin biosynthesis and this method could be applied to develop transgenic plants of A. annua with higher yield of artemisinin.


Subject(s)
Artemisia annua , Genetics , Metabolism , Artemisinins , Metabolism , Biosynthetic Pathways , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Oxidoreductases , Genetics , Plant Proteins , Genetics , Plants, Genetically Modified , Genetics , Metabolism , Plants, Medicinal , Genetics , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-294035

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Transgenic Atropa belladonna with high levels of scopolamine was developed by metabolic engineering. A functional gene involved in the rate limiting enzyme of h6h involved in the biosynthetic pathway of scopolamine was over expressed in A. belladonna via Agrobacterium-mediation. The transgenic plants were culturing till fruiting through micropropogating and acclimating. The integration of the h6h genes into the genomic DNA of transgenic plants were confirmed by genomic polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis. Analysis of the difference of plant height, crown width, stem diameter, leaf length, leaf width, branch number and fresh weight was carried out using SPSS software. The content of hyoscyamine and scopolamine in roots, stems, leaves and fruits was determined by HPLC. The investigation of the expression levels of Hnh6h by qPCR. Both Kan(r) and Hnh6h genes were detected in five transgenic lines of A. belladonna plants (A8, A11, A12, C8 and C19), but were not detected in the controls. The plant height, crown width, stem diameter, leaf length, leaf width, branch number and fresh weight of transgenic plants did not decrease by comparison with the non-transgenic ones, and furthermore some agronomic characters of transgenic plants were better than those of the controls. The highest level of scopolamine was found in leaves of transgenic A. belladonna, and the content of scopolamine was also higher than that of hyoscyamine in leaves. The contents of scopolamine of leaves in different transgenic lines were listed in order: C8 > A12 > C19 > A11 > A8, especially, the content of scopolamine in transgenic line C8 was 2.17 mg x g(-1) DW that was 4.2 folds of the non-transgenic ones (0.42 mg x g(-1) DW). The expression of transgenic Hnh6h was detected in all the transgenic plants but not in the control. The highest level of Hnh6h expression was found in transgenic leaves. Overexpression of Hnh6h is able to break the rate limiting steps involved in the downstream pathway of scopolamine biosynthesis, and thus promotes the metabolic flux flowing toward biosynthesis of scopolamine to improve the capacity of scopolamine biosynthesis in transgenic plants. As a result, transgenic plants of A. belladonna with higher level of scopolamine were developed.


Subject(s)
Atropa belladonna , Genetics , Metabolism , Atropine , Metabolism , Gene Expression , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Metabolism , Plant Proteins , Genetics , Metabolism , Plants, Genetically Modified , Genetics , Metabolism , Scopolamine , Metabolism , Solanaceae , Genetics
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-727482

ABSTRACT

Prolyl 4 hydroxylases (P4H) are iron- and 2-oxoglutamate-dependent dioxygenase enzymes and hypoxia-inducible transcription factor (HIF)-P4Hs play a critical role in the regulating oxygen homeostasis in the local tissues as well in the systemic circulation. Over a period of time, a number of prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors and activators have been developed. By employing the pharmacological tools and transgenic knock out animals, the critical role of these enzymes has been established in the pathophysiology of number of diseases including myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, stroke, neurodegeneration, inflammatory disease, respiratory diseases, retinopathy and others. The present review discusses the different aspects of these enzymes including their pathophysiological role in disease development.


Subject(s)
Animals , Heart Failure , Homeostasis , Inflammation , Ischemia , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Myocardial Infarction , Oxygen , Procollagen-Proline Dioxygenase , Stroke , Transcription Factors
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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica ; (12): 243-249, 2013.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-235677

ABSTRACT

Atropa belladonna L. is the officially medicinal plant species and the main commercial source of scopolamine and hyoscyamine in China. In this study, we reported the simultaneous overexpression of two functional genes involved in biosynthesis of scopolamine, which respectively encoded the upstream key enzyme putrescine N-methyltransferase (PMT; EC 2.1.1.53) and the downstream key enzyme hyoscyamine 6beta-hydroxylase (H6H; EC 1.14.11.11) in transgenic hair root cultures of Atropa belladonna L. HPLC results suggested that four transgenic hair root lines produced higher content of scopolamine at different levels compared with nontransgenic hair root cultures. And scopolamine content increased to 8.2 fold in transgenic line PH2 compared with that of control line; and the other four transgenic lines showed an increase of scopolamine compared with the control. Two of the transgenic hair root lines produced higher levels of tropane alkaloids, and the content increased to 2.7 fold in transgenic line PH2 compared with the control. The gene expression profile indicated that both PMT and H6H expressed at a different levels in different transgenic hair root lines, which would be helpful for biosynthesis of scopolamine. Our studies suggested that overexpression of A. belladonna endogenous genes PMT and H6H could enhance tropane alkaloid biosynthesis.


Subject(s)
Atropa belladonna , Genetics , Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic , Gene Expression Regulation, Plant , Hyoscyamine , Metabolism , Methyltransferases , Genetics , Metabolism , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Metabolism , Plant Roots , Genetics , Plants, Genetically Modified , Genetics , Plants, Medicinal , Genetics , Scopolamine , Metabolism , Synthetic Biology , Tropanes , Metabolism
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 950-958, 2012.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-342426

ABSTRACT

JadH is a bifunctional hydoxylase/dehydrase involved in jadomycin biosynthesis; it catalyzes a post-PKS modification reaction to convert 2,3-dehydro-UWM6 to dehydrorabelomycin. To identify the key residues involved in substrate-binding and catalysis, structural modeling and multiple sequence alignments of JadH homologs were performed to predict nine residues at the proximity of substrate. Site-directed mutagenesis of the corresponding residues and in vitro evaluation of the activities of the mutant enzymes, indicate these mutations severely reduced JadH activity. Our results indicate these residues are specifically involved in substrate-binding or catalysis in JadH.


Subject(s)
Amino Acid Sequence , Catalysis , Hydro-Lyases , Genetics , Metabolism , Isoquinolines , Metabolism , Mixed Function Oxygenases , Genetics , Metabolism , Molecular Sequence Data , Mutagenesis, Site-Directed , Mutant Proteins , Metabolism , Naphthoquinones , Metabolism , Streptomyces , Metabolism , Substrate Specificity
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