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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773389/dynamic-high-pressure-microfluidization-assisting-octenyl-succinic-anhydride-modification-of-rice-starch
#1
Yu-Ting Li, Ri-Si Wang, Rui-Hong Liang, Jun Chen, Xiao-Hong He, Rui-Yun Chen, Wei Liu, Cheng-Mei Liu
Octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) modified starch is widely used in food industries. In this study, rice starch (RS) was pretreated by dynamic high-pressure microfluidization (DHPM) and subsequently modified by OSA. The influence of DHPM on OSA modification of rice starch was investigated. Results showed that DHPM pretreatment enhanced the degree of substitution by changing the morphology and crystallinity of rice starch. Compared with the rice starch modified by OSA without DHPM pretreatment (OSA-RS), the DHPM-pretreated OSA starch (DHPM-OSA-RS) presented higher peak viscosity and lower pasting temperature...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772713/genetic-optimization-algorithm-for-metabolic-engineering-revisited
#2
Tobias B Alter, Lars M Blank, Birgitta E Ebert
To date, several independent methods and algorithms exist for exploiting constraint-based stoichiometric models to find metabolic engineering strategies that optimize microbial production performance. Optimization procedures based on metaheuristics facilitate a straightforward adaption and expansion of engineering objectives, as well as fitness functions, while being particularly suited for solving problems of high complexity. With the increasing interest in multi-scale models and a need for solving advanced engineering problems, we strive to advance genetic algorithms, which stand out due to their intuitive optimization principles and the proven usefulness in this field of research...
May 16, 2018: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772565/safety-of-iohexol-administration-to-measure-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-different-patient-populations-a-25-year-experience
#3
Flavio Gaspari, Surabhi Thakar, Fabiola Carrara, Annalisa Perna, Matias Trillini, Maria Carolina Aparicio, Olimpia Diadei, Silvia Ferrari, Antonio Cannata, Nadia Stucchi, Piero Ruggenenti, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Norberto Perico
BACKGROUND/AIM: In clinical research setting, accurate and precise measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is essential to overcome the limitations of GFR estimation with equations, which are often unreliable. In recent decades, a method for measuring GFR by plasma clearance of iohexol, a non-ionic radiocontrast agent, was developed. To evaluate the safety of the procedure, we aimed to review all immediate adverse reactions that could be related to iohexol administration in our group's 25 years worth of experience...
May 17, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771909/receptors-of-intermediates-of-carbohydrate-metabolism-gpr91-and-gpr99-mediate-axon-growth
#4
Hosni Cherif, François Duhamel, Bruno Cécyre, Alex Bouchard, Ariane Quintal, Sylvain Chemtob, Jean-François Bouchard
During the development of the visual system, high levels of energy are expended propelling axons from the retina to the brain. However, the role of intermediates of carbohydrate metabolism in the development of the visual system has been overlooked. Here, we report that the carbohydrate metabolites succinate and α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) and their respective receptor-GPR91 and GPR99-are involved in modulating retinal ganglion cell (RGC) projections toward the thalamus during visual system development. Using ex vivo and in vivo approaches, combined with pharmacological and genetic analyses, we revealed that GPR91 and GPR99 are expressed on axons of developing RGCs and have complementary roles during RGC axon growth in an extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2)-dependent manner...
May 17, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770108/gc-ms-analysis-of-the-ruminal-metabolome-response-to-thiamine-supplementation-during-high-grain-feeding-in-dairy-cows
#5
Fuguang Xue, Xiaohua Pan, Linshu Jiang, Yuming Guo, Benhai Xiong
Introduction: Thiamine is known to attenuate high-concentrate diet induced subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows, however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Objectives: The major objective of this study was to investigate the metabolic mechanisms of thiamine supplementation on high-concentrate diet induced SARA. Methods: Six multiparous, rumen-fistulated Holstein cows were used in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design...
2018: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767961/real-time-monitoring-of-tricarboxylic-acid-metabolites-in-exhaled-breath
#6
Alberto Tejero Rioseras, Kapil Dev Singh, Nora Nowak, Martin T Gaugg, Tobias Bruderer, Renato Zenobi, Pablo M-L Sinues
The tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle is one of the most important metabolic pathway for cellular respiration in aerobic organisms. It provides and collects intermediates for many other interconnecting pathways and acts as a hub connecting metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, and amino acids. Alteration in intracellular levels of its intermediates has been linked with a wide range of illnesses ranging from cancer to cellular necrosis or liver cirrhosis. Therefore, there exists an intrinsic interest in monitoring such metabolites...
May 16, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766500/konjac-glucomannan-octenyl-succinate-kgos-as-an-emulsifier-for-lipophilic-bioactive-nutrients-encapsulation
#7
Yun-Cheng Li, Geng Zhong, Fan-Bing Meng, Hua Yu, Da-Yu Liu, Lian-Xin Peng
BACKGROUND: Konjac glucomannan octenyl succinate (KGOS) has excellent emulsification properties and can potentially be used in the food industry as an emulsifier, stabilizer and microcapsule wall material. In present study, the in vitro digestion properties and emulsification capability and stability of KGOS were studied to evaluate the transport and encapsulation characteristics of KGOS to insoluble bioactive nutrients. RESULTS: Confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) suggested that oil droplets could be encapsulated by KGOS into regular spheres...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763912/-a-succinate-ether-derivative-of-tocotrienol-enhances-dickkopf-1-gene-expression-through-epigenetic-alterations-in-malignant-mesothelioma-cells
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Ayami Sato, Haruka Ueno, Momoka Fusegi, Saki Kaneko, Kakeru Kohno, Nantiga Virgona, Akira Ando, Yuko Sekine, Tomohiro Yano
BACKGROUND: Wnt signaling plays an essential role in tumor cell growth, including the development of malignant mesothelioma (MM). Epigenetic silencing of negative Wnt regulators leading to constitutive Wnt signaling has been observed in various cancers and warrants further attention. We have reported that a succinate ether derivative of α-tocotrienol (T3E) has potent cytotoxic effects in MM cells. Thus, in this study, we investigated whether the anti-MM effect of T3E could be mediated via the epigenetic alteration of the Wnt antagonist gene, Dickkopf-1 (DKK1)...
May 15, 2018: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760507/gbr-membrane-of-novel-poly-butylene-succinate-co-glycolate-co-polyester-co-polymer-for-periodontal-application
#9
Seyedramin Pajoumshariati, Hadi Shirali, Seyedeh Kimia Yavari, Sogol Naghavi Sheikholeslami, Ghogha Lotfi, Fatemeh Mashhadi Abbas, Alireza Abbaspourrad
In periodontics, osteoconductive biodegradable guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes with acceptable physico-mechanical properties are required to fix alveolar bone defects. The objectives of the present study were to produce and characterize a novel co-polyester-poly (butylene succinate-co-glycolate) (PBSGL), and fabricate a PBSGL membrane by electrospinning. We then aimed to evaluate the in vitro effect of the glycolate ratio on the biocompatibility and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and evaluate in vivo bone regeneration using these membranes in rabbit calvarial defects by histology...
May 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758875/thifluzamide-affects-lipid-metabolism-in-zebrafish-danio-reio
#10
Yang Yang, Fengshou Dong, Xingang Liu, Jun Xu, Xiaohu Wu, Suzhen Qi, Wenxian Liu, Yongquan Zheng
Thifluzamide, a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide, has been widely used in rice fields throughout the world and causes hepatotoxicity in zebrafish (Danio reio). This study was conducted to investigate the effect of thifluzamide on lipid metabolism in zebrafish after exposure to a control or, 0.019, 0.19, or 1.90mg/L thifluzamide for 28days. Following exposure, pathological changes in the liver were evaluated. Total cholesterol (TCHO) level, and triglyceride (TG) levels as well as hepatic lipase (HL), lipoprotein lipase (LPL), fatty acid synthetase (FAS) and carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT-I) activities were measured...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755747/structural-studies-of-crystalline-forms-of-triamterene-with-carboxylic-acid-gras-and-api-molecules
#11
Abida Rehman, Amit Delori, David S Hughes, William Jones
Pharmaceutical salt solvates (dimethyl sulfoxide, DMSO) of the drug triamterene with the coformers acetic, succinic, adipic, pimelic, azelaic and nicotinic acid and ibuprofen are prepared by liquid-assisted grinding and solvent-evaporative crystallization. The modified Δp K a rule as proposed by Cruz-Cabeza [(2012 ▸). CrystEngComm , 14 , 6362-6365] is in close agreement with the results of this study. All adducts were characterized by X-ray diffraction and thermal analytical techniques, including single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analysis...
May 1, 2018: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754666/a-genotype-directed-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-bucindolol-and-metoprolol-succinate-for-prevention-of-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-atrial-flutter-in-patients-with-heart-failure-rationale-and-design-of-the-genetic-af-trial
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Jonathan P Piccini, Stuart J Connolly, William T Abraham, Jeff S Healey, Benjamin A Steinberg, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Patricia Dignacco, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, William H Sauer, Michel White, Stephen B Wilton, Inder S Anand, Christopher Dufton, Debra A Marshall, Ryan G Aleong, Gordon W Davis, Richard L Clark, Laura L Emery, Michael R Bristow
BACKGROUND: Few therapies are available for the safe and effective treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure. Bucindolol is a non-selective beta-blocker with mild vasodilator activity previously found to have accentuated antiarrhythmic effects and increased efficacy for preventing heart failure events in patients homozygous for the major allele of the ADRB1 Arg389Gly polymorphism (ADRB1 Arg389Arg genotype). The safety and efficacy of bucindolol for the prevention of AF or atrial flutter (AFL) in these patients has not been proven in randomized trials...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754646/effect-of-carvedilol-vs-metoprolol-succinate-on-mortality-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Tarek Ajam, Samer Ajam, Srikant Devaraj, Kahee Mohammed, Stephen Sawada, Masoor Kamalesh
BACKGROUND: Beta blocker therapy is indicated in all patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) as per current guidelines. The relative benefit of carvedilol to metoprolol succinate remains unknown. This study aimed to compare survival benefit of carvedilol to metoprolol succinate. METHODS: The VA's databases were queried to identify 114,745 patients diagnosed with HFrEF from 2007 to 2015 who were prescribed carvedilol and metoprolol succinate...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753025/identification-and-efficacy-of-glycine-serine-and-threonine-metabolism-in-potentiating-kanamycin-mediated-killing-of-edwardsiella-piscicida
#14
Jin-Zhou Ye, Xiang-Min Lin, Zhi-Xue Cheng, Yu-Bin Su, Wan-Xin Li, Far-Man Ali, Jun Zheng, Bo Peng
We previously showed that glucose potentiated kanamycin to kill multidrug-resistant Edwardsiella piscicida through activation of the TCA cycle. However, whether other regulatory mechanism is involved requires further investigation. By quantitative proteomics technology, iTRAQ, we systematically mapped the altered proteins in the presence of glucose and identified 94 differentially expressed proteins. The analysis of the altered proteins by pathways, amino acid biosynthesis and metabolism were enriched. And the most significantly altered eight amino acids tyrosine, phenylalanine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, glycine, serine and threonine were investigated for their potentiation of kanamycin to kill EIB202, where glycine, serine and threonine showed the strongest efficacy than the others...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750149/the-antioxidative-function-of-alpha-ketoglutarate-and-its-applications
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Shaojuan Liu, Liuqin He, Kang Yao
Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is a crucial intermediate of the Krebs cycle and plays a critical role in multiple metabolic processes in animals and humans. Of note, AKG contributes to the oxidation of nutrients (i.e., amino acids, glucose, fatty acids) and then provides energy for cell processes. As a precursor of glutamate and glutamine, AKG acts as an antioxidant agent as it directly reacts with hydrogen peroxide with formation of succinate, water, and carbon dioxide; meanwhile, it discharges plenty of ATP by oxidative decarboxylation...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749367/use-of-succinic-oxalic-acid-in-reducing-the-dosage-of-colistin-against-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-bacteria
#16
Ravichandiran Kumar, Brinda Chandar, Madasamy Parani
Background & objectives: New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) cleaves the beta-lactam ring, and confers bacterial resistance against most of the beta-lactam antibiotics, except tigecycline and colistin. Among these two antibiotics, colistin is considered toxic, and therefore, its clinical use and dosage need cautious approach. In the present study, six organic acids were screened individually and in combination of two acids for their effectiveness against NDM-1 Escherichia coli and a combination of colistin and oxalic or succinic acid was tested to find out the potential of combination therapy for reducing the dose of toxic colistin...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747026/star-shaped-polymer-of-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-cyclodextrin-g-vitamin-e-tpgs-for-doxorubicin-delivery-and-multidrug-resistance-inhibition
#17
Conglian Yang, Yuting Qin, Kun Tu, Chenfeng Xu, Zhen Li, Zhiping Zhang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains as an obstacle for effective cancer treatment. Herein, we developed a novel and efficient nanomedicine by virtue of the carrier characters and MDR inhibition effects of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS). A series of star-shaped polymers CD-g-TPGS with different TPGS substitution degree were synthesized for doxorubicin (DOX) delivery, where β-CD was identified as a core and TPGS as branches. These star polymers can self-assemble into nanoparticles with DOX...
May 1, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746885/curcumin-inhibits-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-via-suppression-of-succinate-associated-hif-1%C3%AE-induction
#18
Linlin She, Dan Xu, Zixia Wang, Yirui Zhang, Qingli Wei, Jiye Aa, Guangji Wang, Baolin Liu, Yuan Xie
PURPOSE: Aberrant succinate accumulation emerges as a unifying mechanism for inflammation and oxidative stress. This study aims to investigate whether curcumin ameliorates hepatic fibrosis via blocking succinate signaling. METHODS: We investigated the effects of curcumin on hepatic succinate accumulation and liver fibrosis in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). Meanwhile, we stimulated mouse primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) with succinate and observed the inhibitory effects of curcumin on succinate signaling...
May 7, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746125/effects-of-organic-and-conventional-crop-nutrition-on-profiles-of-polar-metabolites-in-grain-of-wheat
#19
Peter R Shewry, Marianna Rakszegi, Alison Lovegrove, Dominic Amos, Delia-Irina Corol, Ahmed Tawfike, Peter Miko, Jane L Ward
The profiles of polar metabolites were determined in wholemeal flours of grain from the Broadbalk wheat experiment and from plants grown under organic and low input systems to study the effects of nutrition on composition. The Broadbalk samples showed increased amino acids, acetate and choline, and decreased fructose and succinate, with increasing nitrogen fertilisation. Samples receiving farm yard manure had similar grain nitrogen to those receiving 96kgN/Ha, but had higher contents of amino acids, sugars and organic acids...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742293/glycemic-status-affects-the-subgingival-microbiome-of-diabetic-patients
#20
Priscila Larcher Longo, Shareef Dabdoub, Purnima Kumar, Hilana Paula Carillo Artese, Sergio Atala Dib, Giuseppe Alexandre Romito, Marcia Pinto Alves Mayer
AIM: Periodontitis is correlated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but little is known about glycemic status effect on subgingival microbiota associated with periodontitis. This study evaluated if periodontal microbiome of T2DM patients is affected by glycemic status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 21 T2DM non-smoking patients with chronic periodontitis and body mass index ≤40kg/m2 were allocated into two groups according to systemic glycemic status: inadequate (DMI- HbA1c≥8%) and adequate (DMA- HbA1c<7...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
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