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Stefania Lamon-Fava, Margaret R Diffenderfer, P Hugh R Barrett, Wing Yee Wan, Borbala Postfai, Chorthip Nartsupha, Gregory G Dolnikowski, Ernst J Schaefer
The distinct effects of the estrogen and progestin components of hormonal therapy on the metabolism of apolipoprotein (apo) B-containing lipoproteins have not been studied. We enrolled eight healthy postmenopausal women in a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind crossover study. Each subject received placebo, conjugated equine estrogen (CEE, 0.625 mg/day) and CEE plus medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA, 2.5 mg/day) for 8 weeks in a randomized order, with a 4-week washout between phases. Main outcomes were the fractional catabolic rate (FCR) and production rate (PR) of apo B100 in triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TRL), intermediate-density lipoproteins (IDL) and low -density lipoprotein (LDL) and of apo B48 in TRL...
March 14, 2018: Lipids
Pierluigi Delmonte, Andrea Milani, Shivani Bhangley
Several marine oils and seed oils on the market contain relevant quantities of stearidonic acid (18:4n-3, SDA). The formation of 18:4n-3 trans fatty acids (tFA) during the refining of these oils necessitates the development of a method for their quantification. In this study, 18:4n-3 was isolated from Ahiflower and isomerized to obtain its 16 geometric isomers. The geometric isomers of 18:4n-3 were isolated by silver ion HPLC (Ag+ -HPLC) and characterized by partial reduction with hydrazine followed by gas chromatography analysis...
March 14, 2018: Lipids
Kazunari Namegawa, Kyoko Iida, Kaoru Omura, Shoujiro Ogawa, Alan F Hofmann, Takashi Iida
A method for the preparation of 11α-hydroxy derivatives of lithocholic and chenodeoxycholic acids, recently discovered to be natural bile acids, is described. The principal reactions involved were (1) elimination of the 12α-mesyloxy group of the methyl esters of 3α-acetate-12α-mesylate and 3α,7α-diacetate-12α-mesylate derivatives of deoxycholic acid and cholic acid with potassium acetate/hexamethylphosphoramide; (2) simultaneous reduction/hydrolysis of the resulting △11 -3α-acetoxy and △11 -3α,7α-diacetoxy methyl esters with lithium aluminum hydride; (3) stereoselective 11α-hydroxylation of the △11 -3α,24-diol and △11 -3α,7α,24-triol intermediates with B2 H6 /tetrahydrofuran (THF); and (4) selective oxidation at C-24 of the resulting 3α,11α,24-triol and 3α,7α,11α,24-tetrol to the corresponding C-24 carboxylic acids with NaClO2 catalyzed by 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine 1-oxyl free radical (TEMPO) and NaClO...
March 9, 2018: Lipids
Charlotte Jouvène, Baptiste Fourmaux, Alain Géloën, Laurence Balas, Thierry Durand, Michel Lagarde, Marion Létisse, Michel Guichardant
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a prominent long-chain fatty acid of the omega-3 family, is present at high amount in brain tissues, especially in membrane phospholipids. This polyunsaturated fatty acid is the precursor of various oxygenated lipid mediators involved in diverse physiological and pathophysiological processes. Characterization of DHA-oxygenated metabolites is therefore crucial for better understanding the biological roles of DHA. In this study, we identified and measured, by ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry, a number of oxygenated products derived from DHA in exsanguinated and nonexsanguinated brains...
February 22, 2018: Lipids
Kotaro Hama, Yuko Fujiwara, Masashi Morita, Fumiyoshi Yamazaki, Yuko Nakashima, Shiro Takei, Shigeo Takashima, Mitsutoshi Setou, Nobuyuki Shimozawa, Tsuneo Imanaka, Kazuaki Yokoyama
ABCD1 is a gene responsible for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), and is critical for the transport of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) into peroxisomes and subsequent β-oxidation. VLCFA-containing lipids accumulate in X-ALD patients, although the effect of ABCD1-deficiency on each lipid species in the central nervous system has not been fully characterized. In this study, each phospholipid and lysophospholipid species in Abcd1-deficient mice brains were profiled by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
February 22, 2018: Lipids
Tomáš Řezanka, Irena Kolouchová, Lucia Gharwalová, Andrea Palyzová, Karel Sigler
Lipids are among the most important organic compounds found in all living cells, from primitive archaebacteria to flowering plants or mammalian cells. They form part of cell walls and constitute cell storage material. Their biosynthesis and metabolism play key roles in faraway topics such as biofuel production (third-generation biofuels produced by microorganisms, e.g. algae) and human diseases such as adrenoleukodystrophy, Zellweger syndrome, or Refsum disease. Current lipidomic analysis requires fast and accurate processing of samples and especially their characterization...
February 15, 2018: Lipids
Jiawen Zheng, Zhuosi Li, Yuki Manabe, Minji Kim, Tsuyoshi Goto, Teruo Kawada, Tatsuya Sugawara
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has shown an increasing morbidity in recent years. Here, we demonstrated that siphonaxanthin (SPX), a rare marine carotenoid, exhibits a strong inhibitory effect on aggravated hepatic lipogenesis in vitro and would be a promising candidate in the prevention and alleviation of NAFLD in the future. In this study, we conducted a preliminary assessment of the effect of SPX on hepatic lipogenesis by using the HepG2 cell line, derived from human liver cancer, as a model of the liver...
February 15, 2018: Lipids
Sunhye Shin, Kolapo M Ajuwon
Long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) are known to activate brown and beige adipocytes. However, very little is known about the effects of the number and the position of double bonds in LCFA with the same length on brown fat-specific gene expression. To determine the specificity of LCFA in the regulation of these genes in different adipocyte models, fully differentiated 10T1/2, 3T3-L1, murine, or porcine primary adipocytes (obtained from the subcutaneous fat pad of C57BL/6 mice or Landrace × Yorkshire × Duroc crossbred piglets) were treated with 50 μM of the following 18-carbon fatty acids: stearic acid (STA; 18:0), oleic acid (OLA; 18:1, Δ9), linoleic acid (LNA; 18:2, Δ9,12), α-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3, Δ9,12,15), γ-linolenic acid (GLA; 18:3, Δ6,9,12), or pinolenic acid (PLA; 18:3, Δ5,9,12) for 24 h with or without 4-h norepinephrine (NE) treatment...
February 9, 2018: Lipids
Aline D de Lima, Maria C Guido, Elaine R Tavares, Priscila O Carvalho, Alyne F Marques, Marcelo D T de Melo, Vera M C Salemi, Roberto Kalil-Filho, Raul C Maranhão
Left ventricular (LV) remodeling after myocardial infarction constitutes the structural basis for ventricular dysfunction and heart failure. The characterization underlying the expression of lipoprotein receptors in cardiac dysfunction is scarcely explored. The aim of this study was to analyze the status of lipoprotein receptors on the infarcted and noninfarcted areas of LV and to verify whether nanoparticles that mimic the lipid structure of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and have the ability to bind to LDL receptors (LDE) are taken up more avidly by the noninfarcted LV...
February 2, 2018: Lipids
Nicole Combe, Olivier Henry, Carlos Lopez, Carole Vaysse, Isabelle Fonseca, Danièle Ribaud, Fathi Driss, Noëmie Simon, Céline Le Guillou, François Mendy
We recently demonstrated that the prevalence of dysglycemia was high among hospitalized elderly people who were fed a low fat diet (27.7% of energy) and was positively associated with plasma 16:1n-7, an indicator of de novo lipogenesis (DNL). Fatty acids in the DNL pathway have been shown to be associated with a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential beneficial effects of fat enrichment (up to 34.1%en) of the hospital diet in 111 patients (30 men and 81 women, 84 ± 7 years) during 6 weeks...
February 2, 2018: Lipids
Haining Yu, Ran Li, Haiyong Huang, Ru Yao, Shengrong Shen
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) such as acetic acid, propionic acid, and butyric acid are produced by fermentation by gut microbiota. In this paper, we investigate the effects of SCFA on 3T3-L1 cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms. The cells were treated with acetic acid, propionic acid, or butyric acid when cells were induced to differentiate into adipocytes. MTT assay was employed to detect the viability of 3T3-L1 cells. Oil Red O staining was used to visualize the lipid content in 3T3-L1 cells. A triglyceride assay kit was used to detect the triacylglycerol content in 3T3-L1 cells...
January 2018: Lipids
Na Lu, Xingmei Li, Jiayao Yu, Yi Li, Chao Wang, Lili Zhang, Tian Wang, Xiang Zhong
N6 -methyladenosine (m6 A) regulates gene expression and affects cellular metabolism. In this study, we checked whether the regulation of lipid metabolism by curcumin is associated with m6 A RNA methylation. We investigated the effects of dietary curcumin supplementation on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced liver injury and lipid metabolism disorder, and on m6 A RNA methylation in weaned piglets. A total of 24 Duroc × Large White × Landrace piglets were randomly assigned to control, LPS, and CurL (LPS challenge and 200 mg/kg dietary curcumin) groups (n = 8/group)...
January 2018: Lipids
Eric J Murphy
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January 2018: Lipids
Tânia Melo, Sara S Marques, Isabel Ferreira, Maria Teresa Cruz, Pedro Domingues, Marcela A Segundo, Maria Rosário Marques Domingues
Nitro-fatty acids (NO2 -FA) have been widely studied with regard to their identification, structural characterization, and biological actions. NO2 -FA could also be present endogenously esterified to phospholipids (PL), and NO2 -PL were already detected in cardiac mitochondria from diabetic rats and cardiomyoblasts subjected to starvation. However, the biological actions of NO2 -PL have been overlooked. In this study, we evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of the nitrated 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) formed in vitro by incubation with NO2 BF4 , in a well-recognized mimetic model of nitroxidative stress...
January 2018: Lipids
Gregory G Martin, Danilo Landrock, Lawrence J Dangott, Avery L McIntosh, Ann B Kier, Friedhelm Schroeder
Hepatic endocannabinoids (EC) and their major binding/"chaperone" protein (i.e., liver fatty acid binding protein-1 [FABP1]) are associated with development of nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) in animal models and humans. Since expression of the highly prevalent human FABP1 T94A variant induces serum lipid accumulation, it is important to determine its impact on hepatic lipid accumulation and the EC system. This issue was addressed in livers from human subjects expressing only wild-type (WT) FABP1 T94T (TT genotype) or T94A variant (TC or CC genotype)...
January 2018: Lipids
Fei Gao, Justice McDaniel, Emily Y Chen, Hannah E Rockwell, Cindy Nguyen, Matthew D Lynes, Yu-Hua Tseng, Rangaprasad Sarangarajan, Niven R Narain, Michael A Kiebish
Cardiolipin (Ptd2 Gro) is a complex, doubly charged phospholipid located in the inner mitochondrial membrane where it plays an essential role in regulating bioenergetics. Abnormalities in Ptd2 Gro content or composition have been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in a variety of disease states. Here, we report the development of an adapted high-resolution data-independent acquisition (DIA) MS/MSALL shotgun lipidomic method to enhance the accuracy and reproducibility of Ptd2 Gro molecular species quantitation from biological samples...
January 2018: Lipids
Qinsheng Chen, Xincen Wang, Peixu Cong, Yanjun Liu, Yuming Wang, Jie Xu, Changhu Xue
Erratum to: Lipids
December 2017: Lipids
Elaine N Daminelli, Panagiotis Fotakis, Carlos H Mesquita, Raul C Maranhão, Vassilis I Zannis
Lipid core nanoparticles (LDE) resembling LDL behave similarly to native LDL when injected in animals or subjects. In contact with plasma, LDE acquires apolipoproteins (apo) E, A-I and C and bind to LDL receptors. LDE can be used to explore LDL metabolism or as a vehicle of drugs directed against tumoral or atherosclerotic sites. The aim was to investigate in knockout (KO) and transgenic mice the plasma clearance and tissue uptake of LDE labeled with (3)H-cholesteryl ether. LDE clearance was lower in LDLR KO and apoE KO mice than in wild type (WT) mice (p < 0...
December 2017: Lipids
Shannon L Klingel, Kaitlin Roke, Bertha Hidalgo, Stella Aslibekyan, Robert J Straka, Ping An, Michael A Province, Paul N Hopkins, Donna K Arnett, Jose M Ordovas, Chao-Qiang Lai, David M Mutch
Blood lipids are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Moreover, circulating lipid and fatty acid levels vary between men and women, and evidence demonstrates these traits may be influenced by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). Sex-genotype interactions related to blood lipids and fatty acids have been poorly investigated and may help elucidate sex differences in CVD risk. The goal of this study was to investigate if the influence of SNPs previously associated with blood lipids and fatty acids varies in a sex-specific manner...
December 2017: Lipids
Qinsheng Chen, Xincen Wang, Peixu Cong, Yanjun Liu, Yuming Wang, Jie Xu, Changhu Xue
A fast and efficient shotgun lipidomics strategy was applied to analyze phospholipids (PL) in the oyster Crassostrea plicatula, including 29 species of phosphatidylcholine (PtdCho), 23 species of phosphatidylethanolamine (PtdEtn), 11 species of phosphatidylserine (PtdSer), 6 species of phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns), and 17 species of lysophospholipids (Lyso-PL). During storage at 4 °C for 7 days, the PL content decreased by 68.08%, but a significant increase in the FFA content was observed (from 63.11 to 318...
December 2017: Lipids
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