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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342835/lipids-in-exosomes-current-knowledge-and-the-way-forward
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Tore Skotland, Kirsten Sandvig, Alicia Llorente
Lipids are essential components of exosomal membranes, and it is well-known that specific lipids are enriched in exosomes compared to their parent cells. In this review we discuss current knowledge about the lipid composition of exosomes. We compare published data for different lipid classes in exosomes, and what is known about their lipid species, i.e. lipid molecules with different fatty acyl groups. Moreover, we elaborate on the hypothesis about hand-shaking between the very-long-chain sphingolipids in the outer leaflet and PS 18:0/18:1 in the inner leaflet, and we propose this to be an important mechanism in membrane biology, not only for exosomes...
March 23, 2017: Progress in Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336574/switching-head-group-selectivity-in-mammalian-sphingolipid-biosynthesis-by-active-site-engineering-of-sphingomyelin-synthases
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Matthijs Kol, Radhakrishnan Panatala, Mirjana Nordmann, Leoni Swart, Leonie Van Suijlekom, Birol Cabukusta, Angelika Hilderink, Tanja Gabrietz, John G M Mina, Pentti Somerharju, Sergei Korneev, Fikadu G Tafesse, Joost C M Holthuis
Sphingomyelin (SM) is a fundamental component of mammalian cell membranes that contributes to mechanical stability, signaling and sorting. Its production involves the transfer of phosphocholine from phosphatidylcholine onto ceramide, a reaction catalyzed by SM synthase SMS1 in the Golgi and SMS2 at the plasma membrane. Mammalian cells also synthesize trace amounts of the SM analog ceramide phosphoethanolamine (CPE), but the physiological relevance of CPE production is unclear. Previous work revealed that SMS2 is a bifunctional enzyme producing both SM and CPE whereas a closely related enzyme, SMSr/SAMD8, acts as a monofunctional CPE synthase in the ER...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335474/coccolithoviruses-a-review-of-cross-kingdom-genomic-thievery-and-metabolic-thuggery
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Jozef I Nissimov, António Pagarete, Fangrui Ma, Sean Cody, David D Dunigan, Susan A Kimmance, Michael J Allen
Coccolithoviruses (Phycodnaviridae) infect and lyse the most ubiquitous and successful coccolithophorid in modern oceans, Emiliania huxleyi. So far, the genomes of 13 of these giant lytic viruses (i.e., Emiliania huxleyi viruses-EhVs) have been sequenced, assembled, and annotated. Here, we performed an in-depth comparison of their genomes to try and contextualize the ecological and evolutionary traits of these viruses. The genomes of these EhVs have from 444 to 548 coding sequences (CDSs). Presence/absence analysis of CDSs identified putative genes with particular ecological significance, namely sialidase, phosphate permease, and sphingolipid biosynthesis...
March 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334008/low-sphingosine-1-phosphate-plasma-levels-are-predictive-for-increased-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Susen Becker, Benedict Kinny-Köster, Michael Bartels, Markus Scholz, Daniel Seehofer, Thomas Berg, Cornelius Engelmann, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Thorsten Kaiser
BACKGROUND & AIM: The association of circulating sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid involved in various cellular processes, and related metabolites such as sphinganine-1-phosphate (SA1P) and sphingosine (SPH) with mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease is investigated in the presented study. S1P as a bioactive lipid mediator, is involved in several cellular processes, however, in end-stage liver disease its role is not understood. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 95 patients with end-stage liver disease and available information on one-year outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331812/the-plasma-lipidome-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-at-diagnosis-in-relation-to-clinical-disease-features
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Thomas Pabst, Linda Kortz, Georg M Fiedler, Uta Ceglarek, Jeffrey R Idle, Diren Beyoğlu
BACKGROUND: Early studies established that certain lipids were lower in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells than normal leukocytes. Because lipids are now known to play an important role in cell signaling and regulation of homeostasis, and are often perturbed in malignancies, we undertook a comprehensive lipidomic survey of plasma from AML patients at time of diagnosis and also healthy blood donors. METHODS: Plasma lipid profiles were measured using three mass spectrometry platforms in 20 AML patients and 20 healthy blood donors...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330937/raft-based-sphingomyelin-interactions-revealed-by-new-fluorescent-sphingomyelin-analogs
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Masanao Kinoshita, Kenichi G N Suzuki, Nobuaki Matsumori, Misa Takada, Hikaru Ano, Kenichi Morigaki, Mitsuhiro Abe, Asami Makino, Toshihide Kobayashi, Koichiro M Hirosawa, Takahiro K Fujiwara, Akihiro Kusumi, Michio Murata
Sphingomyelin (SM) has been proposed to form cholesterol-dependent raft domains and sphingolipid domains in the plasma membrane (PM). How SM contributes to the formation and function of these domains remains unknown, primarily because of the scarcity of suitable fluorescent SM analogs. We developed new fluorescent SM analogs by conjugating a hydrophilic fluorophore to the SM choline headgroup without eliminating its positive charge, via a hydrophilic nonaethylene glycol linker. The new analogs behaved similarly to the native SM in terms of their partitioning behaviors in artificial liquid order-disorder phase-separated membranes and detergent-resistant PM preparations...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327398/sphingolipids-and-deoxysphingolipids-in-diabetes
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J D Schofield, R Steiner, Y Liu, J Hobkirk, T Siahmansur, P Pemberton, S Azmi, I Alecu, D Whitelaw, S Carroll, A von Eckardstein, T Hornemann, H Soran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322967/regulating-dyslipidemia-effect-of-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-ostreatus-on-fat-emulsion-induced-hyperlipidemia-rats
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Yan Zhang, Zhuowei Wang, Gang Jin, Xiudong Yang, Hongli Zhou
This study was conducted to evaluate the regulating dyslipidemia effect of polysaccharides from Pleurotus ostreatus (POP) on fat-emulsion-induced hyperlipidemia rats. A plasma metabonomics method based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry was applied to analyze the holistic mechanism of POP in a hyperlipidemia rat model. Multivariate statistical approaches such as principal component analysis and orthogonal projection to latent structure square-discriminant analysis revealed distinctions among the control, hyperlipidemia model, and POP groups...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322796/modulation-of-the-sphingolipid-rheostat-is-involved-in-paclitaxel-resistance-of-the-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-pc3-pr
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Yuka Aoyama, Sayaka Sobue, Naoki Mizutani, Chisato Inoue, Yoshiyuki Kawamoto, Yuji Nishizawa, Masatoshi Ichihara, Mamoru Kyogashima, Motoshi Suzuki, Yoshinoti Nozawa, Takashi Murate
Taxoids are anti-cancer drugs frequently used to treat solid tumors, but they are sometimes ineffective and tumors may become resistant to their action. Here, we examined the involvement of sphingolipid metabolic enzymes in paclitaxel (PTX) resistance using a human prostate cancer cell line, PC3, and its PTX-resistant subline, PC3-PR. PTX (20 nM) suppressed cell proliferation and increased various ceramide species in PC3, but not PC3-PR, cells. PC3-PR contained higher S1P levels than did PC3, regardless of PTX treatment...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322247/tricyclic-antidepressants-promote-ceramide-accumulation-to-regulate-collagen-production-in-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Jennifer Y Chen, Benjamin Newcomb, Chan Zhou, Joshua V Pondick, Sarani Ghoshal, Samuel R York, Daniel L Motola, Nicolas Coant, Jae Kyo Yi, Cungui Mao, Kenneth K Tanabe, Irina Bronova, Evgeny V Berdyshev, Bryan C Fuchs, Yusuf Hannun, Raymond T Chung, Alan C Mullen
Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in response to injury is a key step in hepatic fibrosis, and is characterized by trans-differentiation of quiescent HSCs to HSC myofibroblasts, which secrete extracellular matrix proteins responsible for the fibrotic scar. There are currently no therapies to directly inhibit hepatic fibrosis. We developed a small molecule screen to identify compounds that inactivate human HSC myofibroblasts through the quantification of lipid droplets. We screened 1600 compounds and identified 21 small molecules that induce HSC inactivation...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320857/regulation-of-very-long-acyl-chain-ceramide-synthesis-by-acyl-coa-binding-protein
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Natalia Santos Ferreira, Hanne Engelsby, Ditte Neess, Samuel L Kelly, Giora Volpert, Alfred H Merrill, Anthony H Futerman, Nils J Faergeman
Ceramide and more complex sphingolipids constitute a diverse group of lipids, which serve important roles as structural entities of biological membranes and as regulators of cellular growth, differentiation, and development. Thus, ceramides are vital players in numerous diseases including metabolic and cardiovascular diseases as well as neurological disorders. Here we show that acyl coenzyme A binding protein (ACBP) potently facilitates very-long acyl chain ceramide synthesis. ACBP increases the activity of ceramide synthase 2 (CerS2) by more than 2-fold and CerS3 activity by 7-fold...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316657/comprehensive-identification-of-sphingolipid-species-by-in-silico-retention-time-and-tandem-mass-spectral-library
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Hiroshi Tsugawa, Kazutaka Ikeda, Wataru Tanaka, Yuya Senoo, Makoto Arita, Masanori Arita
BACKGROUND: Liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) is used for comprehensive metabolome and lipidome analyses. Compound identification relies on similarity matching of the retention time (RT), precursor m/z, isotopic ratio, and MS/MS spectrum with reference compounds. For sphingolipids, however, little information on the RT and MS/MS references is available. RESULTS: Negative-ion ESI-MS/MS is a useful method for the structural characterization of sphingolipids...
2017: Journal of Cheminformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314284/altered-levels-of-serum-ceramide-sphingosine-and-sphingomyelin-are-associated-with-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-pilot-study
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Duska Separovic, Anthony F Shields, Philip A Philip, Jacek Bielawski, Alicja Bielawska, Jason S Pierce, Adi L Tarca
BACKGROUND/AIM: Because patients with cancer of apparently equivalent stage often have different outcomes, it is necessary to gather additional information to complement cancer staging. Dysregulated sphingolipid metabolism contributes to carcinogenesis. In this retrospective pilot study, we tested the hypothesis that changes in serum levels of sphingolipids are associated with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used commercially available serum samples from healthy males and patients with CRC (adenocarcinoma of the large intestine, stage IV with metastases)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303405/synthesis-and-degradation-of-long-chain-base-phosphates-affect-fumonisin-b1-induced-cell-death-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Daiki Yanagawa, Toshiki Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Imai
Fumonisin B1 (FB1), an inducer of cell death, disrupts sphingolipid metabolism; large accumulations of de novo synthesized free long-chain bases (LCBs) are observed. However, it remains unclear whether tolerance to FB1 toxicity in plants is connected with preventing the accumulation of free LCBs through their phosphorylation. Here a workflow for the extraction, detection and quantification of LCB phosphates (LCBPs) in Arabidopsis thaliana was developed. We studied the effect of expression of genes for three enzymes involved in the synthesis and degradation of LCBPs, LCB kinase (LCBK1), LCBP phosphatase (SPP1) and lyase (DPL1) on FB1-induced cell death...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297636/comprehensive-pulmonary-metabolome-responses-to-intratracheal-instillation-of-airborne-fine-particulate-matter-in-rats
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Xiaofei Wang, Shoufang Jiang, Ying Liu, Xiaoyan Du, Weibing Zhang, Jie Zhang, Heqing Shen
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been closely related with a variety of lung diseases. Although some modes of action (e.g. oxidative stress, inflammations) have been proposed, but the pulmonary toxicological mechanism remains obscure. In this paper, in order to understand the comprehensive pulmonary response to PM2.5 stress, a non-targeted high-throughput metabolomics strategy was adopted to characterize the overall metabolic changes and relevant toxicological pathways. PM2.5 samples were collected from Tangshan, one of the most polluted cities in China...
March 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294157/alkaline-ceramidase-2-is-a-novel-direct-target-of-p53-and-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-through-ros-generation
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Yitao Wang, Chunxue Zhang, Yuelei Jin, Wang, Qing He, Zhu Liu, Qing Ai, Yunlong Lei, Yi Li, Fangzhou Song, Youquan Bu
ACER2 is a critical sphingolipid metabolizing enzyme, and has been shown to be remarkably up-regulated following various stimuli such as DNA damage. However, the transcriptional regulatory mechanism of ACER2 gene and its potential role in the regulation of autophagy remain unknown. In this study, we have for the first time identified the human ACER2 gene promoter, and found that human ACER2 transcription is directly regulated by p53 and ACER2 is implicated in the induction of autophagy as well as apoptosis...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291340/modulators-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-pathway-biology-recent-advances-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-s1p1-agonists-and-future-perspectives
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Alaric J Dyckman
The sphingoid base derived class of lipids (sphingolipids) is a family of interconverting molecules that play key roles in numerous structural and signaling processes. The biosynthetic pathway of the sphingolipids affords many opportunities for therapeutic intervention: targeting the ligands directly, targeting the various proteins involved in the interconversion of the ligands, or targeting the receptors that respond to the ligands. The focus of this article is on the most advanced of the sphingosine-related therapeutics, agonists of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289220/phytosphingosine-degradation-pathway-includes-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-reactions-in-the-endoplasmic-reticulum
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Takuya Kitamura, Naoya Seki, Akio Kihara
Although normal fatty acids (FAs) are degraded via β-oxidation, unusual FAs such as 2-hydroxy (2-OH) FAs and 3-methyl-branched FAs are degraded via α-oxidation. Phytosphingosine (PHS) is one of the long-chain bases (the sphingolipid components) and exists in specific tissues, including the epidermis and small intestine in mammals. In the degradation pathway, PHS is converted to 2-OH palmitic acid and then to pentadecanoic acid (C15:0-COOH) via FA α-oxidation. However, the detailed reactions and genes involved in the α-oxidation reactions of the PHS degradation pathway have yet to be determined...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287421/in-depth-lipidomic-analysis-of-molecular-species-of-triacylglycerides-diacylglycerides-glycerophospholipids-and-sphingolipids-of-buttermilk-by-gc-ms-fid-hplc-elsd-and-uplc-qtof-ms
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Pilar Castro-Gómez, Olimpio Montero, Javier Fontecha
Buttermilk, a byproduct of butter manufacturing, has gained considerable attention due to its high concentration of polar lipids as phospho- and sphingolipids from the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). These polar lipids (PLs) are essential components of all cellular membranes and exert a variety of indispensable metabolic, neurological, and intracellular signaling processes. Despite its importance, there are few research studies that report a comprehensive characterization of the lipid molecular species of MFGM that could contribute to a better understanding of their putative healthful activities...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283474/acid-sphingomyelinase-mediates-murine-acute-lung-injury-following-transfusion-of-aged-platelets
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Mark John McVey, Michael Kim, Arata Tabuchi, Victoria Srbely, Lukasz Japtok, Christoph Arenz, Ori Rotstein, Burkhard Kleuser, John Wesley Semple, Wolfgang Michael Kuebler
Pulmonary complications from stored blood products are the leading cause of mortality related to transfusion. Transfusion related acute lung injury is mediated by antibodies or bioactive mediators, yet, underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. Sphingolipids such as ceramide regulate lung injury, and their composition changes as a function of time in stored blood. Here, we tested the hypothesis that aged platelets may induce lung injury via a sphingolipid-mediated mechanism. To assess this hypothesis, a two hit mouse model was devised...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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