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Food Funct ; 11(9): 7415-7420, 2020 Sep 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32966484

RESUMO

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread around the world at an unprecedented rate. In the present study, 4 marine sulfated polysaccharides were screened for their inhibitory activity against SARS-CoV-2, including sea cucumber sulfated polysaccharide (SCSP), fucoidan from brown algae, iota-carrageenan from red algae, and chondroitin sulfate C from sharks (CS). Of them, SCSP, fucoidan, and carrageenan showed significant antiviral activities at concentrations of 3.90-500 µg mL-1. SCSP exhibited the strongest inhibitory activity with IC50 of 9.10 µg mL-1. Furthermore, a test using pseudotype virus with S glycoprotein confirmed that SCSP could bind to the S glycoprotein to prevent SARS-CoV-2 host cell entry. The three antiviral polysaccharides could be employed to treat and prevent COVID-19.


Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Feófitas/química , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Rodófitas/química , Pepinos-do-Mar/química , Animais , Antivirais/química , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Polissacarídeos/química , Tubarões , Sulfatos/química , Internalização do Vírus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4646, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938911

RESUMO

The human betacoronaviruses HKU1 and OC43 (subgenus Embecovirus) arose from separate zoonotic introductions, OC43 relatively recently and HKU1 apparently much longer ago. Embecovirus particles contain two surface projections called spike (S) and haemagglutinin-esterase (HE), with S mediating receptor binding and membrane fusion, and HE acting as a receptor-destroying enzyme. Together, they promote dynamic virion attachment to glycan-based receptors, specifically 9-O-acetylated sialic acid. Here we present the cryo-EM structure of the ~80 kDa, heavily glycosylated HKU1 HE at 3.4 Å resolution. Comparison with existing HE structures reveals a drastically truncated lectin domain, incompatible with sialic acid binding, but with the structure and function of the esterase domain left intact. Cryo-EM and mass spectrometry analysis reveals a putative glycan shield on the now redundant lectin domain. The findings further our insight into the evolution and host adaptation of human embecoviruses, and demonstrate the utility of cryo-EM for studying small, heavily glycosylated proteins.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/química , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Hemaglutininas Virais/química , Proteínas Virais de Fusão/química , Betacoronavirus/classificação , Sítios de Ligação , Domínio Catalítico , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Glicosilação , Células HEK293 , Hemaglutininas Virais/metabolismo , Hemaglutininas Virais/ultraestrutura , Humanos , Lectinas/química , Lectinas/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas , Modelos Moleculares , Ácido N-Acetilneuramínico/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos/química , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Virais de Fusão/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais de Fusão/ultraestrutura
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4692, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943624

RESUMO

Hemicelluloses, a family of heterogeneous polysaccharides with complex molecular structures, constitute a fundamental component of lignocellulosic biomass. However, the contribution of each hemicellulose type to the mechanical properties of secondary plant cell walls remains elusive. Here we homogeneously incorporate different combinations of extracted and purified hemicelluloses (xylans and glucomannans) from softwood and hardwood species into self-assembled networks during cellulose biosynthesis in a bacterial model, without altering the morphology and the crystallinity of the cellulose bundles. These composite hydrogels can be therefore envisioned as models of secondary plant cell walls prior to lignification. The incorporated hemicelluloses exhibit both a rigid phase having close interactions with cellulose, together with a flexible phase contributing to the multiscale architecture of the bacterial cellulose hydrogels. The wood hemicelluloses exhibit distinct biomechanical contributions, with glucomannans increasing the elastic modulus in compression, and xylans contributing to a dramatic increase of the elongation at break under tension. These diverging effects cannot be explained solely from the nature of their direct interactions with cellulose, but can be related to the distinct molecular structure of wood xylans and mannans, the multiphase architecture of the hydrogels and the aggregative effects amongst hemicellulose-coated fibrils. Our study contributes to understanding the specific roles of wood xylans and glucomannans in the biomechanical integrity of secondary cell walls in tension and compression and has significance for the development of lignocellulosic materials with controlled assembly and tailored mechanical properties.


Assuntos
Parede Celular/química , Celulose/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Plantas/química , Polissacarídeos/química , Madeira/química , Configuração de Carboidratos , Sequência de Carboidratos , Catárticos/química , Citoesqueleto/química , Hidrogéis/química , Mananas , Xilanos/química
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Molecules ; 25(18)2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899754

RESUMO

The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to an unprecedented pandemic, which demands urgent development of antiviral drugs and antibodies; as well as prophylactic approaches, namely vaccines. Algae biotechnology has much to offer in this scenario given the diversity of such organisms, which are a valuable source of antiviral and anti-inflammatory compounds that can also be used to produce vaccines and antibodies. Antivirals with possible activity against SARS-CoV-2 are summarized, based on previously reported activity against Coronaviruses or other enveloped or respiratory viruses. Moreover, the potential of algae-derived anti-inflammatory compounds to treat severe cases of COVID-19 is contemplated. The scenario of producing biopharmaceuticals in recombinant algae is presented and the cases of algae-made vaccines targeting viral diseases is highlighted as valuable references for the development of anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Successful cases in the production of functional antibodies are described. Perspectives on how specific algae species and genetic engineering techniques can be applied for the production of anti-viral compounds antibodies and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are provided.


Assuntos
Antivirais/farmacologia , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Chlamydomonas reinhardtii/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Lectinas/farmacologia , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Polifenóis/farmacologia , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Antivirais/química , Antivirais/isolamento & purificação , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Produtos Biológicos/química , Produtos Biológicos/isolamento & purificação , Núcleo Celular/química , Núcleo Celular/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Chlamydomonas reinhardtii/química , Chlamydomonas reinhardtii/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/química , Cloroplastos/genética , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Engenharia Genética/métodos , Humanos , Lectinas/química , Lectinas/isolamento & purificação , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/efeitos dos fármacos , Coronavírus da Síndrome Respiratória do Oriente Médio/patogenicidade , Pandemias , Polifenóis/química , Polifenóis/isolamento & purificação , Polissacarídeos/química , Polissacarídeos/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da SARS/efeitos dos fármacos , Vírus da SARS/patogenicidade , Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave/tratamento farmacológico , Vacinas Virais/biossíntese , Vacinas Virais/farmacologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4844, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32973204

RESUMO

Akkermansia muciniphila is a mucin-degrading bacterium commonly found in the human gut that promotes a beneficial effect on health, likely based on the regulation of mucus thickness and gut barrier integrity, but also on the modulation of the immune system. In this work, we focus in OgpA from A. muciniphila, an O-glycopeptidase that exclusively hydrolyzes the peptide bond N-terminal to serine or threonine residues substituted with an O-glycan. We determine the high-resolution X-ray crystal structures of the unliganded form of OgpA, the complex with the glycodrosocin O-glycopeptide substrate and its product, providing a comprehensive set of snapshots of the enzyme along the catalytic cycle. In combination with O-glycopeptide chemistry, enzyme kinetics, and computational methods we unveil the molecular mechanism of O-glycan recognition and specificity for OgpA. The data also contribute to understanding how A. muciniphila processes mucins in the gut, as well as analysis of post-translational O-glycosylation events in proteins.


Assuntos
Microbioma Gastrointestinal/fisiologia , Mucinas/metabolismo , Peptídeo-N4-(N-acetil-beta-glucosaminil) Asparagina Amidase/química , Peptídeo-N4-(N-acetil-beta-glucosaminil) Asparagina Amidase/metabolismo , Verrucomicrobia/metabolismo , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Cristalografia por Raios X , Glicopeptídeos/química , Humanos , Mamíferos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Mucina-1/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos/química , Conformação Proteica , Alinhamento de Sequência , Verrucomicrobia/enzimologia
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Sci Rep ; 10(1): 14991, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929138

RESUMO

Here we have generated 3D structures of glycoforms of the spike (S) glycoprotein from SARS-CoV-2, based on reported 3D structures and glycomics data for the protein produced in HEK293 cells. We also analyze structures for glycoforms representing those present in the nascent glycoproteins (prior to enzymatic modifications in the Golgi), as well as those that are commonly observed on antigens present in other viruses. These models were subjected to molecular dynamics (MD) simulation to determine the extent to which glycan microheterogeneity impacts the antigenicity of the S glycoprotein. Lastly, we have identified peptides in the S glycoprotein that are likely to be presented in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complexes, and discuss the role of S protein glycosylation in potentially modulating the innate and adaptive immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus or to a related vaccine. The 3D structures show that the protein surface is extensively shielded from antibody recognition by glycans, with the notable exception of the ACE2 receptor binding domain, and also that the degree of shielding is largely insensitive to the specific glycoform. Despite the relatively modest contribution of the glycans to the total molecular weight of the S trimer (17% for the HEK293 glycoform) they shield approximately 40% of the protein surface.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Polissacarídeos/química , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo , Imunidade Adaptativa , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Anticorpos Neutralizantes/imunologia , Complexo Antígeno-Anticorpo , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Sítios de Ligação , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Glicosilação , Células HEK293 , Antígenos HLA/metabolismo , Humanos , Imunidade Inata , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/química , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Ligação Proteica , Estrutura Terciária de Proteína , Alinhamento de Sequência , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/imunologia
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J Phys Chem Lett ; 11(19): 8084-8093, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32885971

RESUMO

SARS-CoV-2 is a health threat with dire socioeconomical consequences. As the crucial mediator of infection, the viral glycosylated spike protein (S) has attracted the most attention and is at the center of efforts to develop therapeutics and diagnostics. Herein, we use an original decomposition approach to identify energetically uncoupled substructures as antibody binding sites on the fully glycosylated S. Crucially, all that is required are unbiased MD simulations; no prior knowledge of binding properties or ad hoc parameter combinations is needed. Our results are validated by experimentally confirmed structures of S in complex with anti- or nanobodies. We identify poorly coupled subdomains that are poised to host (several) epitopes and potentially involved in large functional conformational transitions. Moreover, we detect two distinct behaviors for glycans: those with stronger energetic coupling are structurally relevant and protect underlying peptidic epitopes, and those with weaker coupling could themselves be prone to antibody recognition.


Assuntos
Epitopos/química , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Algoritmos , Betacoronavirus/química , Sítios de Ligação de Anticorpos , Glicosilação , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Peptídeos/química , Polissacarídeos/química
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J Chromatogr A ; 1626: 461320, 2020 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32797816

RESUMO

BMS-986142 is a Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor under development to treat several disease types. The compound contains three chiral elements: one chiral center and two chiral axes, resulting in three potential atropisomeric impurities in its drug substance and drug products. Separation of BMS-986142 atropisomers has been successfully achieved on an achiral polar-embedded C18 column in reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC) and on polysaccharide-based chiral columns in RPLC and supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC). Compared to the RPLC chiral separation, the SFC atropisomeric separation on a sub-2 µm immobilized cellulose-based column is much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The analysis time in SFC was reduced by 8-fold compared to that in RPLC, and the method sensitivity in SFC on the sub-2 µm chiral column in 3.0 mm I.D. was 2 to 4-fold better than that on 3 µm chiral columns in 4.6 mm I.D.. Furthermore, our study suggests that the contribution to band broadening from the extra column volume (ECV) of modern commercial SFC instrument was not negligible for a 3.0 mm I.D. × 100 mm column packed with 1.6 µm particles. This result reaffirms that there is a great need for further improvement of SFC instrument design in order to realize the full theoretical efficiency of both sub-2 µm achiral and chiral columns.


Assuntos
Cromatografia com Fluido Supercrítico/métodos , Polissacarídeos/química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/análise , Cromatografia de Fase Reversa , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/química , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/isolamento & purificação , Estereoisomerismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4017, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32782292

RESUMO

The thick mucus layer of the gut provides a barrier to infiltration of the underlying epithelia by both the normal microbiota and enteric pathogens. Some members of the microbiota utilise mucin glycoproteins as a nutrient source, but a detailed understanding of the mechanisms used to breakdown these complex macromolecules is lacking. Here we describe the discovery and characterisation of endo-acting enzymes from prominent mucin-degrading bacteria that target the polyLacNAc structures within oligosaccharide side chains of both animal and human mucins. These O-glycanases are part of the large and diverse glycoside hydrolase 16 (GH16) family and are often lipoproteins, indicating that they are surface located and thus likely involved in the initial step in mucin breakdown. These data provide a significant advance in our knowledge of the mechanism of mucin breakdown by the normal microbiota. Furthermore, we also demonstrate the potential use of these enzymes as tools to explore changes in O-glycan structure in a number of intestinal disease states.


Assuntos
Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Hexosaminidases/metabolismo , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Mucinas/metabolismo , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/enzimologia , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/metabolismo , Cristalografia por Raios X , Glicosídeo Hidrolases/genética , Glicosídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Hexosaminidases/química , Hexosaminidases/genética , Humanos , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/química , Estrutura Molecular , Mucinas/química , Filogenia , Polissacarídeos/química , Polissacarídeos/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Especificidade por Substrato
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4033, 2020 08 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820167

RESUMO

Peptide hormones and neuropeptides encompass a large class of bioactive peptides that regulate physiological processes like anxiety, blood glucose, appetite, inflammation and blood pressure. Here, we execute a focused discovery strategy to provide an extensive map of O-glycans on peptide hormones. We find that almost one third of the 279 classified peptide hormones carry O-glycans. Many of the identified O-glycosites are conserved and are predicted to serve roles in proprotein processing, receptor interaction, biodistribution and biostability. We demonstrate that O-glycans positioned within the receptor binding motifs of members of the neuropeptide Y and glucagon families modulate receptor activation properties and substantially extend peptide half-lives. Our study highlights the importance of O-glycosylation in the biology of peptide hormones, and our map of O-glycosites in this large class of biomolecules serves as a discovery platform for an important class of molecules with potential opportunities for drug designs.


Assuntos
Hormônios Peptídicos/química , Hormônios Peptídicos/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos/química , Polissacarídeos/metabolismo , Idoso , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Desenho de Fármacos , Feminino , Glicosilação , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neuropeptídeos/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica em alfa-Hélice , Estabilidade Proteica , Ratos , Suínos
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4142, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32811831

RESUMO

Glycans are involved in various life processes and represent critical targets of biomedical developments. Nevertheless, the accessibility to long glycans with precise structures remains challenging. Here we report on the synthesis of glycans consisting of [→4)-α-Rha-(1 → 3)-ß-Man-(1 → ] repeating unit, which are relevant to the O-antigen of Bacteroides vulgatus, a common component of gut microbiota. The optimal combination of assembly strategy, protecting group arrangement, and glycosylation reaction has enabled us to synthesize up to a 128-mer glycan. The synthetic glycans are accurately characterized by advanced NMR and MS approaches, the 3D structures are defined, and their potent binding activity with human DC-SIGN, a receptor associated with the gut lymphoid tissue, is disclosed.


Assuntos
Bacteroides/química , Antígenos O/química , Polissacarídeos/síntese química , Bacteroides/imunologia , Bacteroides/metabolismo , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Humanos , Lipopolissacarídeos/química , Lipopolissacarídeos/imunologia , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Antígenos O/imunologia , Antígenos O/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos/química , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização e Dessorção a Laser Assistida por Matriz
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4151-4169, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606670

RESUMO

Purpose: Focused ultrasound (FUS) is a noninvasive method to produce thermal and mechanical destruction along with an immune-stimulatory effect against cancer. However, FUS ablation alone appears insufficient to generate consistent antitumor immunity. In this study, a multifunctional nanoparticle was designed to boost FUS-induced immune effects and achieve systemic, long-lasting antitumor immunity, along with imaging and thermal enhancement. Materials and Methods: PEGylated PLGA nanoparticles encapsulating astragalus polysaccharides (APS) and gold nanorods (AuNRs) were constructed by a simple double emulsion method, characterized, and tested for cytotoxicity. The abilities of PA imaging and thermal-synergetic ablation efficiency were analyzed in vitro and in vivo. The immune-synergistic effect on dendritic cell (DC) differentiation in vitro and the immune response in vivo were also evaluated. Results: The obtained APS/AuNR/PLGA-PEG nanoparticles have an average diameter of 255.00±0.1717 nm and an APS-loading efficiency of 54.89±2.07%, demonstrating their PA imaging capability and high biocompatibility both in vitro and in vivo. In addition, the as-prepared nanoparticles achieved a higher necrosis cell rate and induced apoptosis rate in an in vitro cell suspension assay, greater necrosis area and decreased energy efficiency factor (EEF) in an in vivo rabbit liver assay, and remarkable thermal-synergic performance. In particular, the nanoparticles upregulated the expression of MHC-II, CD80 and CD86 on cocultured DCs in vitro, followed by declining phagocytic function and enhanced interleukin (IL)-12 and interferon (INF)-γ production. Furthermore, they boosted the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-10, and IgG1 (P< 0.001) but not IgG2a. Immune promotion peaked on day 3 after FUS in vivo. Conclusion: The multifunctional APS/AuNR/PLGA-PEG nanoparticles can serve as an excellent synergistic agent for FUS therapy, facilitating real-time imaging, promoting thermal ablation effects, and boosting FUS-induced immune effects, which have the potential to be used for further clinical FUS treatment.


Assuntos
Astrágalo (Planta)/química , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Ouro/química , Nanopartículas Multifuncionais/química , Nanotubos/química , Polissacarídeos/química , Terapia por Ultrassom , Animais , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Apoptose , Morte Celular , Diferenciação Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Dendríticas/citologia , Feminino , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/metabolismo , Linfócitos do Interstício Tumoral/imunologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Fagocitose , Técnicas Fotoacústicas , Poliésteres/síntese química , Poliésteres/química , Polietilenoglicóis/síntese química , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Coelhos , Nanomedicina Teranóstica , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Comput Biol Med ; 122: 103849, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32658736

RESUMO

SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 do not appear to have functions of a hemagglutinin and neuraminidase. This is a mystery, because sugar binding activities appear essential to many other viruses including influenza and even most other coronaviruses in order to bind to and escape from the glycans (sugars, oligosaccharides or polysaccharides) characteristic of cell surfaces and saliva and mucin. The S1 N terminal Domains (S1-NTD) of the spike protein, largely responsible for the bulk of the characteristic knobs at the end of the spikes of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2, are here predicted to be "hiding" sites for recognizing and binding glycans containing sialic acid. This may be important for infection and the ability of the virus to locate ACE2 as its known main host cell surface receptor, and if so it becomes a pharmaceutical target. It might even open up the possibility of an alternative receptor to ACE2. The prediction method developed, which uses amino acid residue sequence alone to predict domains or proteins that bind to sialic acids, is naïve, and will be advanced in future work. Nonetheless, it was surprising that such a very simple approach was so useful, and it can easily be reproduced in a very few lines of computer program to help make quick comparisons between SARS-CoV-2 sequences and to consider the effects of viral mutations.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/química , Biologia Computacional , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/química , Algoritmos , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Sítios de Ligação , Humanos , Conformação Molecular , Ácido N-Acetilneuramínico/química , Pandemias , Polissacarídeos/química , Vírus da SARS , Triptofano/química
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J Chromatogr A ; 1625: 461194, 2020 Aug 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709309

RESUMO

Quantitative analysis of glycans released from glycoproteins using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) requires fluorescent tag labeling to enhance sensitivity and selectivity. However, the methods required to remove large amounts of excess labeling reagents from the reaction mixture are time-consuming. Furthermore, these methods, including solvent extraction and solid phase extraction (SPE), often impair quantitative analysis. Here, we developed an online sample cleanup procedure for HPLC analysis of 2-aminopyridine (AP)-labeled glycans using a six-port/two-way valve and two small columns: one packed with a strong cation exchange resin (SCX) and the other comprising ODS silica gel. AP-labeled glycans delivered from an injection port were separated from excess AP by passing through an SCX column (4.6 mm i.d., 1 cm long) regulated to 40°C. The AP-labeled glycans were trapped on an ODS column (4.6 mm i.d., 1 cm long) to further separate them from inorganic contaminants. By changing the valve position after 2 min to connect the ODS column to an analysis column, AP-labeled glycans trapped in the ODS column were eluted with an acetonitrile-containing eluent followed by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) separation on an amide column or reversed-phase mode separation on a C30 column. This method was successfully used to analyze N-linked glycans released from several glycoprotein samples.


Assuntos
Aminopiridinas/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Polissacarídeos/química , Cromatografia por Troca Iônica , Cromatografia de Fase Reversa , Glicoproteínas/metabolismo , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Peptídeo-N4-(N-acetil-beta-glucosaminil) Asparagina Amidase/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos/isolamento & purificação , Extração em Fase Sólida
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J Chromatogr A ; 1625: 461297, 2020 Aug 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709340

RESUMO

In this study superficially porous silica particles with a nominal pore size of 450 Å and average particle size of 2.6 micrometers was compared to fully porous silica particles with nominal particle size 3 micrometers and nominal pore size 1000 A as carriers for a polysaccharide based chiral selector for the separation of enantiomers in high-performance liquid chromatography. In addition, the effects of chiral selector loading onto the silica support and of column internal dimeter in the case of both, superficially porous and totally porous silica, as well as of the pore size of superficially porous silica on column performance were studied. The dependence of plate height on mobile phase flow rate was also studied and attempts were made for shortening analysis time. The baseline separation of enantiomers of some chiral sulfoxides was obtained within 2.0-4.5 s.


Assuntos
Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Polissacarídeos/química , Dióxido de Silício/química , Tamanho da Partícula , Porosidade , Estereoisomerismo
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Int J Mol Sci ; 21(15)2020 Jul 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32718020

RESUMO

The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is being caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease continues to present significant challenges to the health care systems around the world. This is primarily because of the lack of vaccines to protect against the infection and the lack of highly effective therapeutics to prevent and/or treat the illness. Nevertheless, researchers have swiftly responded to the pandemic by advancing old and new potential therapeutics into clinical trials. In this review, we summarize potential anti-COVID-19 therapeutics that block the early stage of the viral life cycle. The review presents the structures, mechanisms, and reported results of clinical trials of potential therapeutics that have been listed in clinicaltrials.gov. Given the fact that some of these therapeutics are multi-acting molecules, other relevant mechanisms will also be described. The reviewed therapeutics include small molecules and macromolecules of sulfated polysaccharides, polypeptides, and monoclonal antibodies. The potential therapeutics target viral and/or host proteins or processes that facilitate the early stage of the viral infection. Frequent targets are the viral spike protein, the host angiotensin converting enzyme 2, the host transmembrane protease serine 2, and clathrin-mediated endocytosis process. Overall, the review aims at presenting update-to-date details, so as to enhance awareness of potential therapeutics, and thus, to catalyze their appropriate use in combating the pandemic.


Assuntos
Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Anticorpos Monoclonais/química , Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/química , Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Humanos , Pandemias , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Peptídeos/uso terapêutico , Polissacarídeos/química , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Polissacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/uso terapêutico , Ligação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Internalização do Vírus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Food Chem ; 333: 127493, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32659659

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The effects of the addition of salt ions and molecular weights (Mw) of CH on Mesona chinensis polysaccharide (MCP)-chitosan (CH) hydrogel were investigated. Result indicated both low concentration of monovalent salt ions (Na+ and K+), divalent cations (Ca2+) and oxoanions (SO42-) could promote the gel properties of MCP-CH hydrogel. The Mw of CH has huge impact on the formation and properties of hydrogel. Combining the relationship between rheology and structural, monovalent salt ions such as Na+ and K+ affect gel formation and its properties by influencing electrostatic interaction and chain conformation. Both divalent cations (Ca2+) and oxoanions (SO42-) facilitated the formation of gel networks via electrostatic interaction, coordination bonds and hydrogen bonds. Moreover, Mw of CH influenced formation and texture of MCP-CH hydrogel via affecting the conformation of CH molecular chain. These findings will provide a few theoretical bases to understand the formation mechanism of MCP-CH hydrogel.


Assuntos
Quitosana/química , Hidrogéis/química , Lamiaceae/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Polieletrólitos/química , Sais/química , Ânions/química , Cálcio/química , Hidrogéis/síntese química , Peso Molecular , Polissacarídeos/química , Potássio/química , Reologia , Sódio/química
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Food Chem ; 333: 127490, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32653682

RESUMO

The aims of this study were to evaluate the role of encapsulant materials on the stability of bioactive compounds of red ginger extract powder during storage and determine the composition of the encapsulant materials which produced red ginger extract powder with best stability of bioactive compounds during storage. This study consisted of three compositions of encapsulant materials which are maltodextrin:gum arabic with ratio 10:0, 8:2, and 5:5. The results showed that several compositions of encapsulant materials produced different stability of bioactive compounds of red ginger extract powder. Based on the study result, increasing amount of gum arabic used had better protection to the stability of bioactive compounds of the powders during storage.


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Armazenamento de Medicamentos , Gengibre/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Cápsulas , Goma Arábica/química , Polissacarídeos/química , Pós
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235515, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32692781

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: The skin provides a predominant barrier against chemical, physical and microbial incursion. The intemperate exposure to ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation can cause excessive cellular oxidative stress, leading to skin damage, proteins damage and mitochondrial dysfunction. There is sufficient evidences supporting the proposal that mitochondria is highly implicated in skin photo-damage. METHODS: In the present study, a polysaccharide isolated from Astragalus membranaceus was further purified to be an α-glucan, which was further investigated its beneficial influence on UVA-induced photo-damage in HaCaT cells. RESULTS: Our results showed that the purified Astragalus membranaceus polysaccharide (AP) can protect HaCaT cells from UVA-induced photo-damage through reducing UVA-induced intracellular ROS production and mitochondrial membrane potential, thereby altering ATP content. It was found that the UVA induced damage in HaCaT cells could be effectively restored by co-treatment with AP. CONCLUSIONS: AP exhibited promising potential for advanced application as multifunctional skin care products and drugs.


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Astragalus propinquus/química , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Queratinócitos/efeitos da radiação , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Protetores contra Radiação/farmacologia , Raios Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Queratinócitos/citologia , Queratinócitos/metabolismo , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Polissacarídeos/química , Protetores contra Radiação/química , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3396, 2020 07 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32636380

RESUMO

Arabinosyltransferase B (EmbB) belongs to a family of membrane-bound glycosyltransferases that build the lipidated polysaccharides of the mycobacterial cell envelope, and are targets of anti-tuberculosis drug ethambutol. We present the 3.3 Å resolution single-particle cryo-electron microscopy structure of Mycobacterium smegmatis EmbB, providing insights on substrate binding and reaction mechanism. Mutations that confer ethambutol resistance map mostly around the putative active site, suggesting this to be the location of drug binding.


Assuntos
Mycobacterium smegmatis/enzimologia , Pentosiltransferases/química , Pentosiltransferases/ultraestrutura , Antituberculosos/farmacologia , Domínio Catalítico , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Etambutol/farmacologia , Lipídeos/química , Mutação , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/enzimologia , Polissacarídeos/química , Ligação Proteica
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