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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389370/prostaglandin-e2-stimulates-the-expression-of-cumulus-expansion-related-genes-in-pigs-the-role-of-protein-kinase-b
#1
Milan Blaha, Radek Prochazka, Katerina Adamkova, Jan Nevoral, Lucie Nemcova
The production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) seems to play an important role in the ovulation process. PGE2 was found to induce cumulus expansion and meiosis resumption in mice, but little is known about its role in pigs. The goals of this study were (a) to assess the effect of PGE2 on the expression levels of cumulus expansion-related genes, (b) to define the signaling pathways that drive the PGE2-stimulated expression of cumulus expansion-related genes, (c) to measure the effect of PGE2 on the activation of key signaling molecules (MAPK3/1, PKB) and on hyaluronan production in cumulus cells, and (d) to assess the effect of PGE2 on meiosis resumption...
April 5, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385509/effect-of-central-and-peripheral-injection-of-prostaglandin-e2-and-f2%C3%AE-on-feeding-and-the-crop-emptying-rate-in-chicks
#2
Tetsuya Tachibana, Yasua Nakai, Ryosuke Makino, Md Sakirul Islam Khan, Mark A Cline
Prostaglandins (PGs) have been shown to cause several physiological changes in mammals including anorexia, awakening and sleeping, change in digestive function, and activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland (HPA) axis. However, there is a paucity of information about the effect of PGs on physiological parameters in birds. The purpose of the present study was to clarify whether intracerebroventricular (ICV) and intraperitoneal (IP) injections of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) affect feeding, voluntary movement, crop-emptying rate, and corticosterone release in chicks (Gallus gallus)...
April 3, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377281/novel-sphingosine-kinase-1-inhibitor-lcl351-reduces-immune-responses-in-murine-dss-induced-colitis
#3
Michael J Pulkoski-Gross, Joachim D Uys, K Alexa Orr-Gandy, Nicolas Coant, Agnieszka B Bialkowska, Zdzislaw M Szulc, Aiping Bai, Alicja Bielawska, Danyelle M Townsend, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid, Ashley J Snider
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a biologically active sphingolipid metabolite which has been implicated in many diseases including cancer and inflammatory diseases. Recently, sphingosine kinase 1 (SK1), one of the isozymes which generates S1P, has been implicated in the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Based on our previous work, we set out to determine the efficacy of a novel SK1 selective inhibitor, LCL351, in a murine model of IBD. LCL351 selectively inhibits SK1 both in vitro and in cells...
April 2, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347710/prostanoids-in-the-pathophysiology-of-human-coronary-artery
#4
REVIEW
Gulsev Ozen, Xavier Norel
Coronary artery disease is one of the leading causes of death in wordwide. There is growing evidence that prostanoids are involved in the physiology and pathophysiology of the human coronary artery by controlling vascular tone, remodelling of the vascular wall or angiogenesis. In this review, the production of prostanoids and the expression of prostanoid receptors in human coronary artery in health or disease are described. In addition, the interactions between sex hormones and prostanoids, their participations in the development of coronary artery diseases have been addressed...
March 24, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323197/postprandial-effects-of-wine-consumption-on-platelet-activating-factor-metabolic-enzymes
#5
Chrysa Argyrou, Ioanna Vlachogianni, George Stamatakis, Constantinos A Demopoulos, Smaragdi Antonopoulou, Elizabeth Fragopoulou
Platelet Activating factor (PAF) is a potent inflammatory mediator that is involved in the initiation and the prolongation of atherosclerosis. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of wine consumption on the activity of PAF metabolic enzymes and on IL-6 levels as a cytokine inflammatory marker. Healthy men participated in 4 daily trials and consumed a standardized meal along with Robola wine (trial R), or Cabernet Sauvignon (trial CS), or ethanol solution (trial E), or water (trial W). A significant trial effect was found in the activity of lyso-PAF acetyltransferase (Lyso-PAF AT) (ptrial=0...
March 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263859/improvement-of-metabolic-disorders-by-an-ep-2-receptor-agonist-via-restoration-of-the-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-in-pulmonary-emphysema
#6
Takao Tsuji, Kazuhiro Yamaguchi, Ryota Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Ryoichi Misaka, Atsushi Nagai, Kazutetsu Aoshiba
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often associated with co-morbidities. Metabolic disorders like hyperlipidemia and diabetes occur also in underweight COPD patients, although the mechanism is uncertain. Subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) plays an important role in energy homeostasis, since restricted capacity to increase fat cell number with increase in fat cell size occurring instead, is associated with lipotoxicity and metabolic disorders. The aim of this study is to show the protective role of SAT for the metabolic disorders in pulmonary emphysema of a murine model...
March 2, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259546/who-is-the-real-12-hetre
#7
REVIEW
Jennifer Yeung, Michael Holinstat
Oxygenases, including lipoxygenases and cytochrome P450s, generate an array of structurally diverse oxylipins that modulate distinct biological responses in mammals. Depending on the source of tissues and enzymes, distinct oxylipins are generated with inherent cellular function. Here, we report structurally different forms of 12-HETrE, with distinct biological function in tissues as well as their derived enzymatic source.
March 1, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238887/coenzyme-a-thioester-formation-of-11-and-15-oxo-eicosatetraenoic-acid
#8
Clementina Mesaros, Alejandro D Arroyo, Ian A Blair, Nathaniel W Snyder
Release of arachidonic acid (AA) by cytoplasmic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), followed by metabolism through cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH), results in the formation of the eicosanoids 11-oxo- and 15-oxo-eicosatetraenoic acid (oxo-ETE). Both 11-oxo- and 15-oxo-ETE have been identified in human biospecimens but their function and further metabolism is poorly described. The oxo-ETEs contain an α,β-unsaturated ketone and a free carboxyclic acid, and thus may form Michael adducts with a nucleophile or a thioester with the free thiol of Coenzyme A (CoA)...
February 24, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232135/integrating-multi-omics-biomarkers-and-postprandial-metabolism-to-develop-personalized-treatment-for-anorexia-nervosa
#9
Pei-An Betty Shih
BACKGROUND: Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious mental illness characterized by emaciation, an intense fear of gaining weight despite being underweight, and distorted body image. Few treatments reverse the core symptoms in AN such as profound aversion to food and food avoidance. Consequently, AN has a chronic and relapsing course and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. A more complete understanding of the disease pathogenesis is needed in order to develop better treatments and improve AN outcome...
February 21, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215784/comparison-of-derivatization-ionization-techniques-for-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-oxylipins
#10
Sven W Meckelmann, Stefan Hellhake, Maryvonne Steuck, Michael Krohn, Nils Helge Schebb
The performance of two derivatization and ionization techniques for the quantitative reversed phase liquid chromatography (LC)- mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of hydroxy fatty acids (OH-PUFA) in plasma was evaluated: One used AMPP (N-(4-aminomethylphenyl)pyridinium chloride) leading to a positive charged amid-derivate which can be detected by electrospray ionization (ESI)-MS. Second yielded penta fluorobenzyl bromide (PFB) ester derivates allowing detection in electron capture atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (ecAPCI)-MS...
February 17, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108282/hyperfiltration-associated-biomechanical-forces-in-glomerular-injury-and-response-potential-role-for-eicosanoids
#11
REVIEW
Mukut Sharma, Ram Sharma, Ellen T McCarthy, Virginia J Savin, Tarak Srivastava
Hyperfiltration is a well-known risk factor in progressive loss of renal function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) secondary to various diseases. A reduced number of functional nephrons due to congenital or acquired cause(s) results in hyperfiltration in the remnant kidney. Hyperfiltration-associated increase in biomechanical forces, namely pressure-induced tensile stress and fluid flow-induced shear stress (FFSS) determine cellular injury and response. We believe the current treatment of CKD yields limited success because it largely attenuates pressure-induced tensile stress changes but not the effect of FFSS on podocytes...
January 17, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104457/genetic-deletion-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-provides-cardioprotective-responses-following-myocardial-infarction-in-aged-mice
#12
REVIEW
K Lockhart Jamieson, Victor Samokhvalov, Maria Akhnokh, Kyra Lee, Woo Jung Cho, Abhijit Takawale, Xiuhua Wang, Zamaneh Kassiri, John M Seubert
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiological responses, including cardiovascular complications, often alter with age. Cardioprotective effects of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) toward acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury have been well documented. However, biological relevance of EET-evoked cardioprotection in the ageing myocardium remains unknown. EETs are metabolized to less active metabolites by the enzyme soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). This study uses permanent occlusion of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) in young and aged sEH null and WT mice to compare cardiac and mitochondrial function following ischemic injury...
January 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089732/alox15-as-a-suppressor-of-inflammation-and-cancer-lost-in-the-link
#13
REVIEW
Rui Tian, Xiangsheng Zuo, Jonathan Jaoude, Fei Mao, Jennifer Colby, Imad Shureiqi
Mounting evidence supports a mechanistic link between inflammation and cancer, especially colon cancer. ALOX15 (15-lipoxygenase-1) plays an important role in the formation of key lipid mediators (e.g., lipoxins and resolvins) to terminate inflammation. ALOX15 expression is downregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC). Intestinally-targeted transgenic expression of ALOX15 in mice inhibited dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis from promoting azoxymethane- induced colorectal tumorigenesis, demonstrating that ALOX15 can suppress inflammation-driven promotion of carcinogen-induced colorectal tumorigenesis and therefore ALOX15 downregulation during tumorigenesis is likely to enhance the link between colitis and colorectal tumorigenesis...
January 12, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167220/omega-3-fatty-acids-and-cytochrome-p450-derived-eicosanoids-in-cardiovascular-diseases-which-actions-and-interactions-modulate-hemodynamics
#14
REVIEW
Sara Bonafini, Cristiano Fava
Increasing interest is focused on omega-3 fatty acids (FA) because of their potential beneficial effects, particularly in cardiovascular disease prevention. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), two major omega-3 FA, are mainly consumed through diet, particularly from fish and seafood intake, whereas alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is present in high amounts in leafy green vegetables, nuts and seeds. The hypothesis of a cardiovascular protective action of omega-3 FA derives mainly from observational studies, whereas the evidence from interventional studies is not always consistent...
January 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163121/-epigallocatechin-gallate-synergistically-potentiates-prostaglandin-e2-stimulated-osteoprotegerin-synthesis-in-osteoblasts
#15
Gen Kuroyanagi, Haruhiko Tokuda, Naohiro Yamamoto, Shingo Kainuma, Kazuhiko Fujita, Reou Ohguchi, Tetsu Kawabata, Go Sakai, Rie Matsushima-Nishiwaki, Atsushi Harada, Osamu Kozawa, Takanobu Otsuka
(-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant flavonoid in green tea, and chlorogenic acid, the main polyphenol found in coffee, attract significant attention owing to health benefits. We have previously demonstrated that prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) stimulates osteoprotegerin synthesis through the activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase and stress-activated protein kinase/c-Jun N-terminal kinase (SAPK/JNK) in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. In the present study, we investigated the effects of EGCG or chlorogenic acid on the PGE2-stimulated osteoprotegerin synthesis in MC3T3-E1 cells...
January 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043888/uterine-and-placental-expression-of-hpgd-in-cows-during-pregnancy-and-release-of-fetal-membranes
#16
Jessica von Hof, Nele Sprekeler, Gerhard Schuler, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
15-Hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (HPGD) plays a key role in prostaglandins (PGs) catabolism. Its expression and activity appear to be regulated by progesterone (P4). We investigated the HPGD mRNA-expression and protein localization in placentomes and interplacental uterine sites throughout gestation (Study I), and after fetal membranes retention (RFM) compared with normally delivered fetal membranes (DFM) (Study II). Furthermore, we analyzed the influence of aglepristone (AP), dexamethasone (GC) or cloprostenol (CP), on HPGD expression in bovine placentomes (Study III)...
January 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039059/recent-advances-in-lipidomics-analytical-and-clinical-perspectives
#17
REVIEW
Sumit Sethi, Elisa Brietzke
Lipidomics or lipid-profiling is a lipid-targeted metabolomics approach aiming at comprehensive analysis of lipids in biological systems. The extent of information in the genomic and proteomic fields is greater than that in the lipidomics field, because of the complex nature of lipids and the limitations of tools for analysis. Modern technological advances in mass spectrometry and chromatography have greatly improved the developments and applications of metabolic profiling of diverse lipids in complex biological samples...
January 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025036/decreased-eicosapentaenoic-acid-levels-in-acne-vulgaris-reveals-the-presence-of-a-proinflammatory-state
#18
İbrahim Aslan, Filiz Özcan, Taner Karaarslan, Ebru Kıraç, Mutay Aslan
This study aimed to determine circulating levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2), lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and measure circulating protein levels of angiopoietin-like protein 3 (ANGPTL3), ANGPTL4, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in patients with acne vulgaris. Serum from 21 control subjects and 31 acne vulgaris patients were evaluated for levels of arachidonic acid (AA, C20:4n- 6), dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA, C20:3n-6), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3)...
January 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049021/chemistry-and-biology-of-%C3%AF-3-pufa-peroxidation-derived-compounds
#19
REVIEW
Weicang Wang, Haixia Yang, David Johnson, Catherine Gensler, Eric Decker, Guodong Zhang
The ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are among the most popular dietary supplements in the US, but they are chemically unstable and highly prone to lipid peroxidation. Many studies performed in different countries demonstrate that the majority of ω-3 PUFA products on the market are oxidized, suggesting that the resulting ω-3 PUFA peroxidation-derived compounds could be widely consumed by the general public. Therefore, it is of practical importance to understand the effects of these oxidized lipid compounds on human health...
December 31, 2016: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913146/effects-of-high-fat-diet-on-plasma-profiles-of-eicosanoid-metabolites-in-mice
#20
Weicang Wang, Jun Yang, Haixia Yang, Katherine Z Sanidad, Bruce D Hammock, Daeyoung Kim, Guodong Zhang
Obesity is a serious health problem in the US and is associated with increased risks of various human diseases. To date, the mechanisms by which obesity increases the risks of a wide range of human diseases are not well understood. Here we used a LC-MS/MS-based lipidomics, which can analyze >100 bioactive lipid mediators produced by cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, and cytochrome P450 enzymes, to analyze plasma profiles of lipid mediators in high-fat diet induced obesity in C57BL/6 mice. Our results show that the plasma concentrations of epoxyoctadecenoic acids (EpOMEs, also termed as leukotoxins) are significantly increased in plasma of high-fat diet-fed mice, in addition, EpOMEs are among the most abundant lipid mediators detected in mouse plasma...
December 2016: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
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