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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206690/mechanisms-regulating-brain-docosahexaenoic-acid-uptake-what-is-the-recent-evidence
#1
Raphaël Chouinard-Watkins, R J Scott Lacombe, Richard P Bazinet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize recent advances pertaining to the mechanisms regulating brain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) uptake. DHA is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid highly enriched in neuronal membranes and it is implicated in several important neurological processes. However, DHA synthesis is extremely limited within the brain. RECENT FINDINGS: There are two main plasma pools that supply the brain with DHA: the nonesterified pool and the lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPtdCho) pool...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206689/placental-fatty-acid-transfer
#2
Rohan M Lewis, Christian Wadsack, Gernot Desoye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review outlines recent advances in placental lipid transport in relation to maternal metabolic status and pregnancy outcome. A particular focus of this review will be on the way these findings may influence our understanding of placental transfer of the essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which is crucial for fetal neurodevelopment and of lipid transfer as a predisposing factor for childhood obesity. RECENT FINDINGS: Placental metabolism may determine the quantity and composition of fatty acids delivered to the fetus...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149261/glut10-maintains-the-integrity-of-major-arteries-through-regulation-of-redox-homeostasis-and-mitochondrial-function
#3
Yu-Wei Syu, Hao-Wen Lai, Chung-Lin Jiang, Hong-Yuan Tsai, Chung-Chih Lin, Yi-Ching Lee
Glucose transporter 10 (GLUT10) is a member of the GLUT family of membrane transporters, and mutations in this gene cause arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS). However, the physiological role and regulation of GLUT10 in arteries remains unclear. To further understand its physiological roles in major arteries, we examined the regulatory mechanisms of GLUT10 in ASMCs and aortic tissues. Interestingly, we find that targeting of GLUT10 to mitochondria is increased in ASMCs under both stress and aging conditions, which enhances dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) uptake and maintains intracellular ascorbic acid (AA) levels...
November 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105065/reduced-blood-brain-barrier-expression-of-fatty-acid-binding-protein-5-is-associated-with-increased-vulnerability-of-app-ps1-mice-to-cognitive-deficits-from-low-omega-3-fatty-acid-diets
#4
Yijun Pan, Kwok H C Choy, Philip J Marriott, Siew Y Chai, Martin J Scanlon, Christopher J H Porter, Jennifer L Short, Joseph A Nicolazzo
Lower levels of the cognitively-beneficial docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are often observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains. Brain DHA levels are regulated by the blood-brain barrier (BBB) transport of plasma-derived DHA, a process facilitated by fatty acid-binding protein 5 (FABP5). This study reports a 42.1 ± 12.6% decrease in the BBB transport of (14) C-DHA in 8-month AD transgenic mice (APPswe,PSEN1∆E9) relative to wild-type, associated with a 34.5 ± 6.7% reduction in FABP5 expression in isolated brain capillaries of AD mice...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098469/supplementation-of-arachidonic-acid-rich-oil-in-european-sea-bass-juveniles-dicentrarchus-labrax-diets-effects-on-growth-performance-tissue-fatty-acid-profile-and-lipid-metabolism
#5
S Torrecillas, M B Betancor, M J Caballero, F Rivero, L Robaina, M Izquierdo, D Montero
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of increasing dietary arachidonic acid (ARA) levels (from 1 to 6% of total fatty acids) on European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) juveniles' growth performance, tissue fatty acid profile, liver morphology as well as long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) biosynthesis, triglyceride and cholesterol synthesis and lipid transport. A diet with total fish oil (FO) replacement and defatted fish meal (FM) containing a 0.1-g ARA g(-1) diet was added to the experimental design as a negative control diet...
November 2, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053802/docosahexaenoic-acid-supplementation-in-pregnancy-modulates-placental-cellular-signaling-and-nutrient-transport-capacity-in-obese-women
#6
Susanne Lager, Vanessa I Ramirez, Ometeotl Acosta, Christiane Meireles, Evelyn Miller, Francesca Gaccioli, Fredrick J Rosario, Jonathan A L Gelfond, Kevin Hakala, Susan T Weintraub, Debra A Krummel, Theresa L Powell
Context: Maternal obesity in pregnancy has profound impacts on maternal metabolism and promotes placental nutrient transport, which may contribute to fetal overgrowth in these pregnancies. The fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has bioactive properties that may improve outcomes in obese pregnant women by modulating placental function. Objective: To determine the effects of DHA supplementation in obese pregnant women on maternal metabolism and placental function...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049903/glutamate-homeostasis-in-the-adult-rat-prefrontal-cortex-is-altered-by-cortical-docosahexaenoic-acid-accrual-during-adolescence-an-in-vivo-1-h-mrs-study
#7
Robert K McNamara, Ruth H Asch, Jennifer D Schurdak, Diana M Lindquist
Major psychiatric disorders are associated with dysregulated glutamate homeostasis and deficits in the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). This study determined the effects of dietary-induced alterations in brain DHA accrual on cortical glutamate homeostasis in the adult rat brain. Adolescent rats were fed a control diet (n = 20), a n-3 fatty acid-deficient diet (DEF, n = 20), or a fish oil-fortified diet containing preformed DHA (FO, n = 20). In adulthood (1)H MRS scans were performed with voxels in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and thalamus...
December 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990478/changes-in-plasma-and-tissue-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-lc-pufa-content-in-the-eel-anguilla-japonica-after-external-and-internal-osmotic-stress
#8
Qinghao Zhang, Marty K S Wong, Yiqi Li, Yuanyou Li, Yoshio Takei
We investigated the effect of external and internal osmotic stress on the profile of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) in euryhaline eels Anguilla japonica. Freshwater (FW) fish were transferred to seawater (SW) for external osmotic stress or subjected to internal stress through injection with hypertonic saline. FW eels injected with isotonic saline served as controls. Plasma osmolality, Na(+) concentration, and gill Na(+)/K(+) -ATPase activity increased, but hematocrit decreased compared with controls in eels exposed to external or internal osmotic stress...
October 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987718/fatty-acid-profile-of-maternal-and-fetal-erythrocytes-and-placental-expression-of-fatty-acid-transport-proteins-in-normal-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-pregnancies
#9
Renata P Assumpção, Daniela B Mucci, Fernanda C P Fonseca, Henrique Marcondes, Fátima L C Sardinha, Marta Citelli, Maria G Tavares do Carmo
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), mainly docosahexaenoic (DHA) and arachidonic acids (AA), are critical for adequate fetal growth and development. We investigated mRNA expression of proteins involved in hydrolysis, uptake and/or transport of fatty acids in placenta of fifteen full term normal pregnancies and eleven pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) with normal umbilical blood flows. The mRNA expression of LPL, FATPs (-1, -2 and -4) and FABPs (-1 and -3) was increased in IUGR placentas, however, tissue profile of LC-PUFA was not different between groups...
October 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931587/maternal-choline-supplementation-modulates-placental-nutrient-transport-and-metabolism-in-late-gestation-of-mouse-pregnancy
#10
Sze Ting Cecilia Kwan, Julia H King, Jian Yan, Zhen Wang, Xinyin Jiang, Jason S Hutzler, Hallie R Klein, J Thomas Brenna, Mark S Roberson, Marie A Caudill
Background: Fetal growth is dependent on placental nutrient supply, which is influenced by placental perfusion and transporter abundance. Previous research indicates that adequate choline nutrition during pregnancy improves placental vascular development, supporting the hypothesis that choline may affect placental nutrient transport.Objective: The present study sought to determine the impact of maternal choline supplementation (MCS) on placental nutrient transporter abundance and nutrient metabolism during late gestation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917610/low-dose-dha-induced-astrocyte-proliferation-can-be-attenuated-by-insufficient-expression-of-blbp-in-vitro
#11
Haoming Li, Qingqing Yang, Xiao Han, Xuefeng Tan, Jianbing Qin, Guohua Jin
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is involved in a wide range of cellular processes in human cells. Brain lipid binding protein (BLBP) exhibits a high affinity for n-3 PUFAs, especially DHA, but the precise functional contributions of DHA and BLBP in astrocytes are not clear. We analyzed cell viability and the ratio of Ki67 positive cells after manipulating DHA and/or BLBP levels in cultured astrocytes, and found that low-dose DHA stimulated proliferation of astrocytes, whereas this proliferative effect could be attenuated by downregulation of BLBP...
September 13, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900242/dietary-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-as-lysophosphatidylcholine-but-not-as-free-acid-enriches-brain-dha-and-improves-memory-in-adult-mice
#12
Dhavamani Sugasini, Riya Thomas, Poorna C R Yalagala, Leon M Tai, Papasani V Subbaiah
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is uniquely concentrated in the brain, and is essential for its function, but must be mostly acquired from diet. Most of the current supplements of DHA, including fish oil and krill oil, do not significantly increase brain DHA, because they are hydrolyzed to free DHA and are absorbed as triacylglycerol, whereas the transporter at blood brain barrier is specific for phospholipid form of DHA. Here we show that oral administration of DHA to normal adult mice as lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) (40 mg DHA/kg) for 30 days increased DHA content of the brain by >2-fold...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851583/chemical-transport-knockout-for-oxidized-vitamin-c-dehydroascorbic-acid-reveals-its-functions-in-vivo
#13
Hongbin Tu, Yu Wang, Hongyan Li, Lauren R Brinster, Mark Levine
Despite its transport by glucose transporters (GLUTs) in vitro, it is unknown whether dehydroascorbic acid (oxidized vitamin C, DHA) has any in vivo function. To investigate, we created a chemical transport knockout model using the vitamin C analog 6-bromo-ascorbate. This analog is transported on sodium-dependent vitamin C transporters but its oxidized form, 6-bromo-dehydroascorbic acid, is not transported by GLUTs. Mice (gulo(-/-)) unable to synthesize ascorbate (vitamin C) were raised on 6-bromo-ascorbate...
September 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830769/plasmalogen-precursor-mitigates-striatal-dopamine-loss-in-mptp-mice
#14
Edith Miville-Godbout, Mélanie Bourque, Marc Morissette, Sara Al-Sweidi, Tara Smith, Dushmanthi Jayasinghe, Shawn Ritchie, Thérèse Di Paolo
Ethanolamine plasmalogens (PlsEtn) are a class of glycerophospholipids characterized by a vinyl-ether bond at the sn-1 position that play an important role in the structure and function of membranes. Previous reports have suggested a link between reduced blood and brain PlsEtn levels and Parkinson's disease (PD). We recently reported that the DHA containing plasmalogen precursor PPI-1011 protected striatal dopamine (DA) against MPTP toxicity in mice. In this paper, we further investigate the specificity requirements of the lipid side chains by testing the oleic acid-containing plasmalogen precursor PPI-1025...
August 19, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827082/mfsd2a-promotes-endothelial-generation-of-inflammation-resolving-lipid-mediators-and-reduces-colitis%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-mice
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Federica Ungaro, Carlotta Tacconi, Luca Massimino, Paola Antonia Corsetto, Carmen Correale, Philippe Fonteyne, Andrea Piontini, Valeria Garzarelli, Francesca Calcaterra, Silvia Della Bella, Antonino Spinelli, Michele Carvello, Angela Maria Rizzo, Stefania Vetrano, Luciana Petti, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Domenico Mavilio, Krishna Rao Maddipati, Alberto Malesci, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvia D'Alessio, Silvio Danese
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Alterations in signaling pathways that regulate resolution of inflammation (resolving pathways) contribute to pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). The resolution process is regulated by lipid mediators, such as those derived from the ω-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), whose esterified form is transported by the major facilitator superfamily domain containing 2A (MFSD2A) through the endothelium of brain, retina, and placenta. We investigated if and how MFSD2A regulates lipid metabolism of gut endothelial cells to promote resolution of intestinal inflammation...
August 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804003/effect-and-proposed-mechanism-of-vitamin-c-modulating-amino-acid-regulation-of-autophagic-proteolysis
#16
Md Razaul Karim, Motoni Kadowaki
Autophagy is an intracellular bulk degradation process, induced under nutrient starvation. Failure of autophagy has been recognized as a contributor to aging and multiple age related neurodegenerative diseases. Improving autophagy is a beneficial anti-aging strategy, however very few physiological regulators have been identified. Here, we demonstrate that vitamin C is a nutritional stimulator of autophagy. Supplementation of fresh hepatocytes with vitamin C increased autophagic proteolysis significantly in the presence of amino acids in a dose- and time-dependent manner, although no effect was observed in the absence of amino acids...
November 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780271/process-optimization-and-analysis-of-product-inhibition-kinetics-of-crude-glycerol-fermentation-for-1-3-dihydroxyacetone-production
#17
Pritam Kumar Dikshit, Susant Kumar Padhi, Vijayanand S Moholkar
In present study, statistical optimization of biodiesel-derived crude glycerol fermentation to DHA by immobilized G. oxydans cells over polyurethane foam is reported. Effect of DHA (product) inhibition on crude glycerol fermentation was analyzed using conventional biokinetic models and new model that accounts for both substrate and product inhibition. Optimum values of fermentation parameters were: pH=4.7, temperature=31°C, initial substrate concentration=20g/L. At optimum conditions, DHA yield was 89% (17...
November 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760485/phospholipid-class-specific-brain-enrichment-in-response-to-lysophosphatidylcholine-docosahexaenoic-acid-infusion
#18
Raphaël Chouinard-Watkins, Chuck T Chen, Adam H Metherel, R J Scott Lacombe, Frank Thies, Mojgan Masoodi, Richard P Bazinet
Recent studies suggest that at least two pools of plasma docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can supply the brain: non-esterified DHA (NE-DHA) and lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPtdCho)-DHA. In contrast to NE-DHA, brain uptake of lysoPtdCho-DHA appears to be mediated by a specific transporter, but whether both forms of DHA supply undergo the same metabolic fate, particularly with regards to enrichment of specific phospholipid (PL) subclasses, remains to be determined. This study aimed to evaluate brain uptake of NE-DHA and lysoPtdCho-DHA into brain PL classes...
October 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699359/mitochondrial-uptake-and-accumulation-of-vitamin-c-what-can-we-learn-from-cell-culture-studies
#19
Orazio Cantoni, Andrea Guidarelli, Mara Fiorani
SIGNIFICANCE: The mitochondrial fraction of l-ascorbic acid (AA) is of critical importance for the regulation of the redox status of these organelles and for cell survival. Recent Advances: Most cell types take up AA by the high-affinity sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter 2 (SVCT2) sensitive to inhibition by dehydroascorbic acid (DHA). DHA can also be taken up by glucose transporters (GLUTs) and then reduced back to AA. DHA concentrations, normally very low in biological fluids, may only become significant next to superoxide-releasing cells...
August 9, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686542/polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-endocannabinoids-in-health-and-disease
#20
Hércules Rezende Freitas, Alinny Rosendo Isaac, Renato Malcher-Lopes, Bruno Lourenço Diaz, Isis Hara Trevenzoli, Ricardo Augusto De Melo Reis
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are lipid derivatives of omega-3 (docosahexaenoic acid, DHA, and eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA) or of omega-6 (arachidonic acid, ARA) synthesized from membrane phospholipids and used as a precursor for endocannabinoids (ECs). They mediate significant effects in the fine-tune adjustment of body homeostasis. Phyto- and synthetic cannabinoids also rule the daily life of billions worldwide, as they are involved in obesity, depression and drug addiction. Consequently, there is growing interest to reveal novel active compounds in this field...
July 7, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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