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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549843/topical-coenzyme-q10-demonstrates-mitochondrial-mediated-neuroprotection-in-a-rodent-model-of-ocular-hypertension
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Benjamin Michael Davis, Kailin Tian, Milena Pahlitzsch, Jonathan Brenton, Nivedita Ravindran, Gibran Butt, Giulia Malaguarnera, Eduardo Normando, Li Guo, Maria Francesca Cordeiro
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a mitochondrial-targeted antioxidant with known neuroprotective activity. Its ocular effects when co-solubilised with α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) were evaluated. In vitro studies confirmed that CoQ10 was significantly protective in different retinal ganglion cell (RGC) models. In vivo studies in Adult Dark Agouti (DA) rats with unilateral surgically-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) treated with either CoQ10/TPGS micelles or TPGS vehicle twice daily for three weeks were performed, following which retinal cell health was assessed in vivo using DARC (Detection of Apoptotic Retinal Cells) and post-mortem with Brn3a histological assessment on whole retinal mounts...
May 23, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548931/succinate-an-initiator-in-tumorigenesis-and-progression
#2
REVIEW
Ting Zhao, Xianmin Mu, Qiang You
As an intermediate metabolite of the tricarboxylic acid cycle in mitochondria, succinate is widely investigated for its role in metabolism. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have concentrated on the unanticipated role of succinate outside metabolism, acting as, for instance, an inflammatory signal or a carcinogenic initiator. Actually, succinate dehydrogenase gene mutations and abnormal succinate accumulation have been observed in a battery of hereditary and sporadic malignancies. In this review, we discuss the unexpected role of succinate and possible mechanisms that may contribute to its accumulation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546751/novel-urinary-metabolite-signature-for-diagnosing-postpartum-depression
#3
Lin Lin, Xiao-Mei Chen, Rong-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression (PPD) could affect ~10% of women and impair the quality of mother-infant interactions. Currently, there are no objective methods to diagnose PPD. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify potential biomarkers for diagnosing PPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Morning urine samples of PPD subjects, postpartum women without depression (PPWD) and healthy controls (HCs) were collected. The gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS)-based urinary metabolomic approach was performed to characterize the urinary metabolic profiling...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542447/exploratory-plasma-proteomic-analysis-in-a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-aspirin-among-healthy-men-and-women
#4
Xiaoliang Wang, Ali Shojaie, Yuzheng Zhang, David Shelley, Paul D Lampe, Lisa Levy, Ulrike Peters, John D Potter, Emily White, Johanna W Lampe
Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer and other cancers; however, the mechanism of chemopreventive effect of aspirin is not fully understood. Animal studies suggest that COX-2, NFκB signaling and Wnt/β-catenin pathways may play a role, but no clinical trials have systematically evaluated the biological response to aspirin in healthy humans. Using a high-density antibody array, we assessed the difference in plasma protein levels after 60 days of regular dose aspirin (325 mg/day) compared to placebo in a randomized double-blinded crossover trial of 44 healthy non-smoking men and women, aged 21-45 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540720/specifically-increased-paclitaxel-release-in-tumor-and-synergetic-therapy-by-a-hyaluronic-acid-tocopherol-nanomicelle
#5
Hanbo Zhang, Wei Li, Xiaomeng Guo, Fenfen Kong, Zuhua Wang, Chunqi Zhu, Lihua Luo, Qingpo Li, Jie Yang, Yongzhong Du, Jian You
Recently, interest in tumor-targeting and site-specific drug release from nanoparticles as a means of drug delivery has increased. In this study, we reported on a smart nanosized micelle formed by hyaluronic acid (HA) conjugated with D-α-Tocopherol Succinate (TOS) using a disulfide bond as the linker (HA-SS-TOS, HSST). HSST micelles can specifically bind to the CD44 receptors that are overexpressed on cancer cells. The high levels of glutathione (GSH) in tumor cells selectively break the disulfide bond linker...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540516/biosuccinic-acid-from-lignocellulosic-based-hexoses-and-pentoses-by-actinobacillus-succinogenes-characterization-of-the-conversion-process
#6
Mariateresa Ferone, Francesca Raganati, Giuseppe Olivieri, Piero Salatino, Antonio Marzocchella
Succinic acid (SA) is a well-established chemical building block. Actinobacillus succinogenes fermentation is by far the most investigated route due to very promising high SA yield and titer on several sugars. This study contributes to include the SA production within the concept of biorefinery of lignocellulose biomass. The study was focused on the SA production by A. succinogenes DSM 22257 using sugars representative from lignocellulose hydrolysis-glucose, mannose, arabinose, and xylose-as carbon source. Single sugar batch fermentation tests and mixture sugar fermentation tests were carried out...
May 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539824/effect-of-metoprolol-succinate-in-patients-with-stable-angina-and-elevated-heart-rate-receiving-low-dose-%C3%AE-blocker-therapy
#7
Jie Jiang, Hongliang Cong, Yan Zhang, Zhanquan Li, Guizhou Tao, Xiaodong Li, Liang Qing, Ning Tan, Zhichen Zhao, Yugang Dong, Zheng Ji, Yundai Chen, Junbo Ge, Ben He, Yingxian Sun, Kejiang Cao, Yong Huo
Aims: β-blockers are underused in Chinese patients with coronary heart disease. The prescribed dose is often low. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of metoprolol succinate doses of 95 mg and 190 mg on heart rate (HR) control, as well as drug tolerance, in Chinese patients with stable angina, low-dose β-blocker use and unsatisfactory HR control. Methods: This was a multicenter, randomized, open-label, parallel-group trial in 15 clinical sites. Patients with stable angina, taking low-dose β-blockers (equivalent to metoprolol succinate 23...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539261/g-protein-coupled-receptor-91-signaling-in-diabetic-retinopathy-and-hypoxic-retinal-diseases
#8
Jianyan Hu, Tingting Li, Xinhua Du, Qiang Wu, Yun-Zheng Le
G protein-coupled receptor 91 (GPR91) is a succinate-specific receptor and activation of GPR91 could initiate a complex signal transduction cascade and upregulate inflammatory and pro-angiogenic cytokines. In the retina, GPR91 is predominately expressed in ganglion cells, a major cellular entity involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other hypoxic retinal diseases. During the development of DR and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), chronic hypoxia causes an increase in the levels of local succinate...
May 21, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538198/protein-and-metabolic-engineering-for-the-production-of-organic-acids
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Jingjing Liu, Jianghua Li, Hyun-Dong Shin, Long Liu, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen
Organic acids are natural metabolites of living organisms. They have been widely applied in the food, pharmaceutical, and bio-based materials industries. In recent years, biotechnological routes to organic acids production from renewable raw materials have been regarded as very promising approaches. In this review, we provide an overview of current developments in the production of organic acids using protein and metabolic engineering strategies. The organic acids include propionic acid, pyruvate, itaconic acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, malic acid and citric acid...
April 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535757/intracellular-product-recycling-in-high-succinic-acid-producing-yeast-at-low-ph
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S Aljoscha Wahl, Cristina Bernal Martinez, Zheng Zhao, Walter M van Gulik, Mickel L A Jansen
BACKGROUND: The metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of succinic acid has progressed dramatically, and a series of high-producing hosts are available. At low cultivation pH and high titers, the product transport can become bidirectional, i.e. the acid is reentering the cell and is again exported or even catabolized. Here, a quantitative approach for the identification of product recycling fluxes is developed. RESULTS: The metabolic flux distributions at two time-points of the fermentation process were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532145/mini-photobioreactors-for-in-vivo-real-time-characterization-and-evolutionary-tuning-of-bacterial-optogenetic-circuit
#11
Hsinkai Wang, Ya-Tang Yang
The current standard protocols for characterizing the optogenetic circuit of bacterial cells using flow cytometry in light tubes and light exposure of culture plates are tedious, labor-intensive, and cumbersome. In this work, we engineer a bioreactor with working volume of ~10 mL for in vivo real-time optogenetic characterization of E. coli with a CcaS-CcaR light-sensing system. In the bioreactor, optical density measurements, reporter protein fluorescence detection, and light input stimuli are provided by four light-emitting diode sources and two photodetectors...
May 22, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532078/enhancement-of-fibroblast-growing-on-the-mannosylated-surface-of-cellulose-membranes
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Simone Birkheur, Paula Cristina de Sousa Faria-Tischer, Cesar A Tischer, Elisângela Flávia Pimentel, Marcio Fronza, Denise Coutinho Endringer, Anna Paola Butera, Renato Márcio Ribeiro-Viana
Bacterial cellulose membrane is a biomaterial with high value in the biomedical field. Many groups have been making efforts to promote chemical modifications of its structure and, consequently, add new characteristics. Recently, our group has developed a methodology to insert monoester succinic acid in bacterial cellulose membrane without disrupting the microfibril network and bind a protein on it. Considering the role of carbohydrates in the molecular recognition process in biological events, we continued these studies by inserting covalently multiples copies of aryl monosaccharide to bacterial cellulose succinylated and to study the in vitro tissue compatibility using fibroblasts...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527829/graphene-oxide-nanosheets-and-d-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-polyethylene-glycol-1000-succinate-tpgs-doping-improves-biocompatibility-and-ultrafiltration-in-polyethersulfone-hollow-fiber-membranes
#13
Akshay Modi, Surendra Kumar Verma, Jayesh Bellare
Novel graphene oxide (G)-and d-α-Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (T)-doped polyethersulfone (P) hollow fiber membranes (GTP HFMs) were efficiently prepared. GTP HFMs were found to be a desirable biocompatible substrate for attachment and proliferation of human embryonic kidney-293 (HEK-293) cells. Significantly high porosity (94.58±1.1%), low contact angle (61.1±2.5°), low hemolysis (0.58% in batch mode and 0.64% in continuous mode), low terminal complement complex activation (SC5b-9 marker level ∼6...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527016/chemical-derivatization-of-metabolite-mass-profiling-of-the-recretohalophyte-aeluropus-lagopoides-revealing-salt-stress-tolerance-mechanism
#14
Murali Krishna Paidi, Parinita Agarwal, Prashant More, Pradeep K Agarwal
Plants are the primary producers of food for human being. Their intracellular environment alternation is influenced by abiotic stress factors such as drought, heat and soil salinity. Aeluropus lagopoides is a strong halophyte that grows with ease under high saline muddy banks of creeks of Gujarat, India. To study the response of salinity on metabolite changes in Aeluropus, three treatments, i.e. control, salinity and recovery, were selected for both shoot and root tissue. The cytosolic metabolite state was analysed by molecular chemical derivatization gas chromatography mass profiling...
May 19, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523727/synthesis-and-antineoplastic-evaluation-of-mitochondrial-complex-ii-succinate-dehydrogenase-inhibitors-derived-from-atpenin-a5
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Hezhen Wang, Bader Huwaimel, Kshitij Verma, James Miller, Todd Germain, Nihar Kinarivala, Dimitri Pappas, Paul Brookes, Paul Charles Trippier
Mitochondrial complex II (CII) is an emerging target for numerous human diseases. Sixteen analogues of the CII inhibitor natural product atpenin A5 were prepared to evaluate the structure-activity relationship of the C-5 pyridine side chain. The side chain ketone moiety was determined to be pharmacophoric, engendering a bioactive conformation. Analogue 16c displayed CII IC50 = 64 nM, retained selectivity for CII over mitochondrial complex I (>156-fold) and possessed a ligand-lipophilicity efficiency of 5...
May 18, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522764/obesity-induced-discrepancy-between-contractile-and-metabolic-phenotypes-in-slow-and-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscles-of-female-obese-zucker-rats
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Luz M Acevedo, Ana I Raya, Rafael Ríos, Escolástico Aguilera-Tejero, Jose-Luis L Rivero
A clear picture of skeletal muscle adaptations to obesity and related comorbidities remains elusive. This study describes fiber-type characteristics (size, proportions, and oxidative enzyme activity) in two typical hind limb muscles with opposite structure and function in an animal model of genetic obesity. Lesser fiber diameter, fiber type composition, and histochemical succinic dehydrogenase activity (an oxidative marker) of muscle fiber types were assessed in slow- (soleus) and fast-twitch (tibialis cranialis) muscles of obese Zucker rats, and compared with age- (16 weeks) and sex-matched (females) lean Zucker rats (N=16/group)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520815/metabolic-profiling-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-of-energy-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-obese-mice
#17
Daxesh P Patel, Kristopher W Krausz, Cen Xie, Diren Beyoğlu, Frank J Gonzalez, Jeffrey R Idle
A novel, selective and sensitive single-ion monitoring (SIM) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) method was developed and validated for the determination of energy metabolites related to glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glutaminolysis, and fatty acid β-oxidation. This assay used N-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-N-methyltrifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA) containing 1% tert-butyldimethylchlorosilane (TBDMCS) as derivatizing reagent and was highly reproducible, sensitive, specific and robust. The assay was used to analyze liver tissue and serum from C57BL/6N obese mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and C57BL/6N mice fed normal chow for 8 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516141/wst-assay-data-reveal-a-ph-dependence-of-the-mitochondrial-succinate-reductase-in-osteoblast-like-cells
#18
Anne-Marie Galow, Jan Gimsa
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Increased osteoblast viability at alkaline pH in vitro provides a new perspective on bone regeneration" (doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2017.02.001; (Galow et al., 2017) [1]). The water soluble tetrazolium (WST) proliferation assay detects the metabolic activity of the respiratory chain of cultured cells. The assay is based on changes in the light absorbance resulting from the metabolism of WST-1 into formazane by mitochondrial succinate reductase...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515763/poly-ethylene-co-vinyl-alcohol-based-polymeric-thermo-responsive-nanocarriers-for-controlled-delivery-of-epirubicin-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Farshid Hassanzadeh, Maryam Farzan, Jaleh Varshosaz, Ghadam Ali Khodarahmi, Sahar Maaleki, Mahboubeh Rostami
In this study, poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) (EVOH) as a novel biocompatible polymeric scaffold was surface modified by succinylation to get EVOHS and further pegylated to improve structural properties using methoxypolyethylene glycol (5000 Da) succinate (PEGS) along with targeting with retinoic acid (RA) to get final modified active and passive targeted conjugate (PEGS-EVOHS-RA) to evaluate its ability in carrying and delivery of epirubicin to hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines in response to varying temperatures...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515085/regulation-of-atp-production-dependences-on-calcium-concentration-and-respiratory-state
#20
Brian D Fink, Fan Bai, Liping Yu, William I Sivitz
Nanomolar free calcium enhances oxidative phosphorylation. However, the effects over a broad concentration range, at different respiratory states, or on specific energy substrates are less clear. We examined the action of varying [Ca(2+)] over respiratory states ranging 4 to 3 on skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiration, potential, ATP production, and H2O2 production using ADP recycling to clamp external [ADP]. 450 nM calcium enhanced respiration in mitochondria energized by the complex I substrates, glutamate/malate (but not succinate) at [ADP] of 4-256 µM, but more substantially at intermediate respiratory states and not all at state 4...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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