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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878396/new-dinitrosyl-iron-complexes-bound-with-physiologically-active-dipeptide-carnosine
#1
Konstantin B Shumaev, Olga V Kosmachevskaya, Elvira I Nasybullina, Sergey V Gromov, Alexander A Novikov, Alexey F Topunov
Dinitrosyl iron complexes (DNICs) are physiological NO derivatives and account for many NO functions in biology. Polyfunctional dipeptide carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine) is considered to be a very promising pharmacological agent. It was shown that in the system containing carnosine, iron ions and Angeli's salt, a new type of DNICs bound with carnosine as ligand {(carnosine)2-Fe-(NO)2}, was formed. We studied how the carbonyl compound methylglyoxal influenced this process. Carnosine-bound DNICs appear to be one of the cell's adaptation mechanisms when the amount of reactive carbonyl compounds increases at hyperglycemia...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868153/carnosine-attenuates-brain-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
#2
Rong-Xia Xie, Da-Wei Li, Xi-Chang Liu, Ming-Feng Yang, Jie Fang, Bao-Liang Sun, Zong-Yong Zhang, Xiao-Yi Yang
Carnosine, an endogenous dipeptide (β-alanyl-L-histidine), exerts multiple neuroprotective properties, but its role in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains unclear. This study investigates the effect of Carnosine on brain injury using the rat ICH model, which is established by type IV collagenase caudatum infusion. The results indicate that intraperitoneal administration of Carnosine (1000 mg/kg) significantly attenuates brain edema, blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, oxidative stress, microglia activation and neuronal apoptosis of perihematoma at 72 h following ICH in rats models, as convinced by preventing the disruption of tight junction protein ZO-1, occludin and claudin-5, followed by the decrease of ROS, MDA, 3-NT, 8-OHDG level and the increase of GSH-Px and SOD activity, then followed by the decline of Iba-1, ED-1, active caspase-3 and TUNEL positive cells and the decrease of IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, active caspase-3 and cytochrome c level...
November 21, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865021/ligand-binding-specificity-of-the-escherichia-coli-periplasmic-histidine-binding-protein-hisj
#3
Subrata Paul, Sambuddha Banerjee, Hans J Vogel
The HisJ protein from Escherichia coli and related Gram negative bacteria is the periplasmic component of a bacterial ATP-cassette (ABC) transporter system. Together these proteins form a transmembrane complex that can take up L-histidine from the environment and translocate it into the cytosol. We have studied the specificity of HisJ for binding L-His and many related naturally occurring compounds. Our data confirm that L-His is the preferred ligand, but that 1-methyl-L-His and 3-methyl-L-His can also bind, while the dipeptide carnosine binds weakly and D-histidine and the histidine degradation products, histamine, urocanic acid and imidazole do not bind...
November 12, 2016: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857746/protective-effects-of-carnosine-on-white-matter-damage-induced-by-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#4
Jing Ma, Shu-Hong Bo, Xiao-Tong Lu, A-Jing Xu, Jian Zhang
Carnosine is a dipeptide that scavenges free radicals, inhibits inflammation in the central nervous system, and protects against ischemic and hypoxic brain damage through its anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic actions. Therefore, we hypothesized that carnosine would also protect against white matter damage caused by subcortical ischemic injury. White matter damage was induced by right unilateral common carotid artery occlusion in mice. The animals were treated with 200, 500 or 750 mg/kg carnosine by intraperitoneal injection 30 minutes before injury and every other day after injury...
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857540/meat-quality-and-physicochemical-trait-assessments-of-berkshire-and-commercial-3-way-crossbred-pigs
#5
Sivakumar Allur Subramaniyan, Da Rae Kang, Shah Ahmed Belal, Eun-So-Ri Cho, Jong-Hyun Jung, Young-Chul Jung, Yang-Il Choi, Kwan-Seob Shim
In this study, we compared qualities and physiochemical traits of meat from Berkshire (black color) pigs with those of meat from 3-way Landrace (white color) × Yorkshire (white color) × Duroc (red color) crossbred pigs (LYD). Meat quality characteristics, including pH, color, drip loss, cooking loss, and free amino acid, fatty acid, vitamin, and mineral contents of longissimus dorsi muscles, were compared. Meat from Berkshire pigs had deeper meat color (redness), higher pH, and lower drip loss and cooking loss than meat from LYD pigs...
October 31, 2016: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845563/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-with-carnosine-on-meat-quality-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-broiler-chickens
#6
J Cong, L Zhang, J Li, S Wang, F Gao, G Zhou
1. This study aimed to investigate the effects of carnosine supplementation on meat quality, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation status in broiler chickens. 2. A total of 256 1-d-old male Arbor Acres broilers were randomly assigned to 4 treatments consisting of 8 replicates of 8 chickens each. The birds were supplied with 4 different diets: a basal diet or a basal diet supplemented with 100, 200 or 400 mg/kg carnosine, respectively. The whole experiment lasted 42 d. 3. The results showed that dietary supplementation with carnosine linearly increased the values of pH45min and redness, and reduced drip loss of breast meat...
November 15, 2016: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834323/association-of-ctg-repeat-polymorphism-in-carnosine-dipeptidase-1-cndp1-gene-with-diabetic-nephropathy-in-north-indians
#7
Ashok K Yadav, Nisha Sinha, Vinod Kumar, Anil Bhansali, Pinaki Dutta, Vivekanand Jha
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: CNDP1 gene, present on chromosome 18q22.3-23, encodes carnosinase, the rate-limiting enzyme in hydrolysis of carnosine to ß-alanine and L-histidine. Linkage of CTG trinucleotide (leucine) repeat polymorphism in CNDP1 gene with diabetic nephropathy has been observed in several populations. However, this association is conflicting and population-dependent. We investigated this association in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with and without nephropathy in north India...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822337/on-the-anticataractogenic-effects-of-l-carnosine-is-it-best-described-as-an-antioxidant-metal-chelating-agent-or-glycation-inhibitor
#8
Hamdy Abdelkader, Michael Longman, Raid G Alany, Barbara Pierscionek
Purpose. L-Carnosine is a naturally occurring dipeptide which recently gained popularity as an anticataractogenic agent due to its purported antioxidant activities. There is a paucity of research and conclusive evidence to support such claims. This work offers compelling data that help clarify the mechanism(s) behind the anticataract properties of L-carnosine. Methods. Direct in vitro antioxidant free radical scavenging properties were assayed using three different antioxidant (TEAC, CUPRAC, and DPPH) assays...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813677/muscle-carnosine-concentration-with-the-co-ingestion-of-carbohydrate-with-%C3%AE-alanine-in-male-rats
#9
Alireza Naderi, Mehdi Sadeghi, Amir Sarshin, Vahid Imanipour, Seyed Ali Nazeri, Fatemeh Farkhayi, Mark E T Willems
Muscle carnosine is an intracellular buffer. The intake of β-alanine, combined with carbohydrate and protein, enhanced carnosine loading in human muscle. The aim of the present study was to examine if muscle carnosine loading was enhanced by β-alanine intake and co-ingestion of glucose in male rats. Thirty-six male rats were divided into three groups and supplemented for four weeks: β-alanine (βA group, 1.8% β-alanine in drinking water), β-alanine and glucose (βAGL group, 1.8% β-alanine and 5% glucose in drinking water), and control (C group, drinking water)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811375/pyruvate-attenuates-the-anti-neoplastic-effect-of-carnosine-independently-from-oxidative-phosphorylation
#10
Henry Oppermann, Lutz Schnabel, Jürgen Meixensberger, Frank Gaunitz
Here we analyzed whether the anti-neoplastic effect of carnosine, which inhibits glycolytic ATP production, can be antagonized by ATP production via oxidative phosphorylation fueled by pyruvate. Therefore, glioblastoma cells were cultivated in medium supplemented with glucose, galactose or pyruvate and in the presence or absence of carnosine. CPI-613 was employed to inhibit the entry of pyruvate into the tricarboxylic acid cycle and 2,4-dinitrophenol to inhibit oxidative phosphorylation. Energy metabolism and viability were assessed by cell based assays and histochemistry...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801825/a-clinical-trial-about-a-food-supplement-containing-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-on-oxidative-stress-markers-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#11
Giuseppe Derosa, Angela D'Angelo, Davide Romano, Pamela Maffioli
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a food supplement containing α-lipoic acid and of a placebo on glyco-metabolic control and on oxidative stress markers in type 2 diabetics. We randomized 105 diabetics to either a supplementation containing 600 mg of α-lipoic acid, 165 mg of L-carnosin, 7.5 mg of zinc, and vitamins of group B, or a placebo, for three months. We evaluated body mass index, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), post-prandial-glucose (PPG), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting plasma insulin (FPI), HOMA-index (HOMA-IR), lipid profile, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), malondialdehyde (MDA)...
October 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797728/%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-to-improve-exercise-capacity-and-performance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Bryan Saunders, Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Guilherme G Artioli, Paul A Swinton, Eimear Dolan, Hamilton Roschel, Craig Sale, Bruno Gualano
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on the effects of β-alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. DESIGN: This study was designed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. A 3-level mixed effects model was employed to model effect sizes and account for dependencies within data. DATA SOURCES: 3 databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science) were searched using a number of terms ('β-alanine' and 'Beta-alanine' combined with 'supplementation', 'exercise', 'training', 'athlete', 'performance' and 'carnosine')...
October 18, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777064/carnosine-ameliorates-cognitive-deficits-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-possible-involved-mechanisms
#13
Siamak Ahshin-Majd, Samira Zamani, Taktom Kiamari, Zahra Kiasalari, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Mehrdad Roghani
Diabetic patients are at increased risk to develop cognitive deficit and senile dementia. This study was planned to assess the benefits of chronic carnosine administration on prevention of learning and memory deterioration in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats and to explore some of the involved mechanisms. Rats were divided into 5 groups: i.e., control, carnosine100-treated control, diabetic, and carnosine-treated diabetics (50 and 100mg/kg). Carnosine was injected i.p. at doses of 50 or 100mg/kg for 7 weeks, started 1 week after induction of diabetes using streptozotocin...
December 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765983/characterization-of-nutrients-amino-acids-polyphenols-and-antioxidant-activity-of-ridge-gourd-luffa-acutangula-peel
#14
M P Swetha, S P Muthukumar
Ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) is consumed as a vegetable after peeling off the skin which is a domestic waste. Luffa acutangula peel (LAP) was observed to be a good source of fiber (20.6 %) and minerals (7.7 %). Amino acid analysis revealed presence of the highest content of Carnosine followed by aspartic acid and aminoadipic acid. Antioxidant activity of different extracts showed that ethyl acetate extract was more potent when compared to other solvent extractions. It exhibited a significant amount of phenolic acids like p-coumaric acid (68...
July 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759563/methylglyoxal-a-glycolysis-side-product-induces-hsp90-glycation-and-yap-mediated-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#15
Marie-Julie Nokin, Florence Durieux, Paul Peixoto, Barbara Chiavarina, Olivier Peulen, Arnaud Blomme, Andrei Turtoi, Brunella Costanza, Nicolas Smargiasso, Dominique Baiwir, Jean L Scheijen, Casper G Schalkwijk, Justine Leenders, Pascal De Tullio, Elettra Bianchi, Marc Thiry, Koji Uchida, David A Spiegel, James R Cochrane, Craig A Hutton, Edwin De Pauw, Philippe Delvenne, Dominique Belpomme, Vincent Castronovo, Akeila Bellahcène
Metabolic reprogramming toward aerobic glycolysis unavoidably induces methylglyoxal (MG) formation in cancer cells. MG mediates the glycation of proteins to form advanced glycation end products (AGEs). We have recently demonstrated that MG-induced AGEs are a common feature of breast cancer. Little is known regarding the impact of MG-mediated carbonyl stress on tumor progression. Breast tumors with MG stress presented with high nuclear YAP, a key transcriptional co-activator regulating tumor growth and invasion...
October 19, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734579/impact-of-red-meat-consumption-on-the-metabolome-of-rats
#16
Louise M A Jakobsen, Christian C Yde, Thomas Van Hecke, Randi Jessen, Jette F Young, Stefaan De Smet, Hanne Christine Bertram
SCOPE: The scope of the present study was to investigate the effects of red versus white meat intake on the metabolome of rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 15 days of ad libitum feeding of one of four experimental diets: 1) lean chicken, 2) chicken with lard, 3) lean beef, and 4) beef with lard. Urine, feces, plasma and colon tissue samples were analyzed using (1) H NMR-based metabolomics and real-time PCR was performed on colon tissue to examine the expression of specific genes...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678554/polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-pufas-for-children-with-specific-learning-disorders
#17
May Loong Tan, Jacqueline J Ho, Keng Hwang Teh
BACKGROUND: About 5% of school children have a specific learning disorder, defined as unexpected failure to acquire adequate abilities in reading, writing or mathematics that is not a result of reduced intellectual ability, inadequate teaching or social deprivation. Of these events, 80% are reading disorders. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), in particular, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which normally are abundant in the brain and in the retina, are important for learning. Some children with specific learning disorders have been found to be deficient in these PUFAs, and it is argued that supplementation of PUFAs may help these children improve their learning abilities...
September 28, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672079/tocopheryl-phosphate-mixture-tpm-as-a-novel-lipid-based-transdermal-drug-delivery-carrier-formulation-and-evaluation
#18
Paul D Gavin, Mahmoud El-Tamimy, Hooi Hong Keah, Ben J Boyd
Transdermal drug delivery is a useful route of administration that avoids first-pass metabolism and more invasive delivery options. However, many drugs require enhancers to enable sufficient drug absorption to reach therapeutic effect. Alpha-tocopheryl phosphate (TP) and di-alpha-tocopheryl phosphate (T2P) are two phosphorylated forms of vitamin E which form tocopheryl phosphate mixture (TPM) when combined, and have been proposed to enhance the dermal and transdermal delivery of actives of interest. Here, we report the physicochemical characteristics and morphological properties of TPM formulations, including particle size, deformability and morphology, and its ability to facilitate the transport of carnosine, vitamin D3, CoEnzyme Q10 and caffeine into, and across, the skin...
September 26, 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664804/metabolic-signature-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-involving-a-cocktail-of-amino-acids-and-biogenic-amines
#19
Juan Manuel Chao de la Barca, Oussama Bakhta, Hussein Kalakech, Gilles Simard, Sophie Tamareille, Véronique Catros, Jacques Callebert, Cédric Gadras, Lydie Tessier, Pascal Reynier, Fabrice Prunier, Delphine Mirebeau-Prunier
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is an attractive therapeutic procedure for protecting the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury. Despite evidence of humoral mediators transported through the circulation playing a critical role, their actual identities so far remain unknown. We sought to identify plasmatic RIPC-induced metabolites that may play a role. METHODS AND RESULTS: Rat plasma samples from RIPC and control groups were analyzed using a targeted metabolomic approach aimed at measuring 188 metabolites...
September 24, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664620/high-resolution-magic-angle-spinning-nmr-spectroscopy-reveals-that-pectoralis-muscle-dystrophy-in-chicken-is-associated-with-reduced-muscle-content-of-anserine-and-carnosine
#20
Ulrik K Sundekilde, Martin K Rasmussen, Jette F Young, Hanne Christine Bertram
Increased incidences of pectoralis muscle dystrophy are observed in commercial chicken products, but the muscle physiological causes for the condition remain to be identified. In the present study a high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) proton ((1)H) NMR spectroscopic examination of intact pectoralis muscle samples (n=77) were conducted to explore metabolite perturbations associated with the muscle dystrophy condition for the very first time. Both in chicken with an age of 21 and 31days, respectively, pectoralis muscle dystrophy was associated with a significantly lower content of anserine (p=0...
February 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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