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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918598/triacsin-c-reduces-lipid-droplet-formation-and-induces-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-primary-rat-hepatocytes
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Carlos R P Dechandt, Felippe H Zuccolotto-Dos-Reis, Bruno G Teodoro, Anna Maria A P Fernandes, Marcos N Eberlin, Isis C Kettelhut, Carlos Curti, Luciane C Alberici
Intracellular long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases (ACSL) activate fatty acids to produce acyl-CoA, which undergoes β-oxidation and participates in the synthesis of esterified lipids such as triacylglycerol (TAG). Imbalances in these metabolic routes are closely associated with the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Triacsin C is one of the few compounds that inhibit TAG accumulation into lipid droplets (LD) by suppressing ACSL activity. Here we report that treatment of primary rat hepatocytes with triacsin C at concentrations lower than the IC50 (4...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918494/betaine-in-the-brain-characterization-of-betaine-uptake-its-influence-on-other-osmolytes-and-its-potential-role-in-neuroprotection-from-osmotic-stress
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Leena S Knight, Quinn Piibe, Ian Lambie, Christopher Perkins, Paul H Yancey
Betaine (N-trimethylglycine), a common osmolyte, has received attention because of the number of clinical reports associating betaine supplementation with improved cognition, neuroprotection and exercise physiology. However, tissue analyses report little accumulation of betaine in brain tissue despite the presence of betaine/GABA transporters (BGT1) at the blood brain barrier and in nervous tissue, calling into question whether betaine influences neuronal function directly or indirectly. Therefore, the focus of this study was to determine what capacity nervous tissue has to accumulate betaine, specifically in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory and one that is particularly susceptible to damage (e...
September 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918368/gnptab-missense-mutations-cause-loss-of-glcnac-1-phosphotransferase-activity-in-mucolipidosis-type-ii-through-distinct-mechanisms
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Nataniel Floriano Ludwig, Renata Voltolini Velho, Fernanda Sperb-Ludwig, Angelina Xavier Acosta, Erlane Marques Ribeiro, Chong Kim, Dafne Dain Gandelman Horovitz, Raquel Boy, Maria Juliana Rodovalho-Doriqui, Charles Marques Lourenço, Emerson Santana Santos, Thomas Braulke, Sandra Pohl, Ida Vanessa D Schwartz
Mucolipidoses (ML) II and III alpha/beta are lysosomal storage diseases caused by pathogenic mutations in GNPTAB encoding the α⁄β-subunit precursor of GlcNAc-1-phosphotransferase. To determine genotype-phenotype correlation and functional analysis of mutant GlcNAc-1-phosphotransferase, 13 Brazilian patients clinically and biochemical diagnosed for MLII or III alpha/beta were studied. By sequencing of genomic GNPTAB of the MLII and MLIII alpha/beta patients we identified six novel mutations: p.D76G, p.S385L, p...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918156/exploration-of-the-bovine-colostrum-proteome-and-effects-of-heat-treatment-time-on-colostrum-protein-profile
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R Tacoma, S L Gelsinger, Y W Lam, R A Scuderi, D B Ebenstein, A J Heinrichs, S L Greenwood
Heat treatment of colostrum is performed on modern dairy farms to reduce pathogenic contamination before hand-feeding the colostrum to newborn calves; however, limited data are available concerning effects of heat treatment on biologically active proteins in colostrum. The objective of this exploratory study was to investigate effects of heat treatment and length of heat treatment on colostrum protein profile. Colostrum samples were collected from Holstein cows within 12 h after parturition and assigned to the following groups: heat treatment at 60°C for 0 (untreated control), 30, 60, or 90 min...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918001/in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-agents-on-acanthamoeba-sp-and-evidence-of-a-natural-resilience-to-amphotericin-b
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Alexandre Taravaud, Philippe M Loiseau, Sébastien Pomel
The free-living amoeba (FLA) Acanthamoeba sp. is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause amoebic keratitis (AK) or granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE). While current treatments of AK are long with some relapses, no consensus therapy has been developed for GAE remaining lethal in 90% of the cases. In this context, efficient antiacanthamoebal drugs have to be identified. In this work, 15 drugs used in the treatment of AK or GAE or in other parasitic diseases were evaluated for their in vitro activity on A...
September 8, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917946/cellular-uptake-and-intracellular-localization-of-poly-acrylic-acid-nanoparticles-in-a-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-gill-epithelial-cell-line-rtgill-w1
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Lindsey C Felix, Van A Ortega, Greg G Goss
The ever-growing production of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) for use in many agricultural, commercial, consumer, and industrial applications will lead to their accidental or intentional release into the environment. Potential routes of environmental exposure include manufacturing or transport spills, disposal of NP-containing products down the drain and/or in landfills, as well as direct usage on agricultural land. Therefore, NPs will inevitably contaminate aquatic environments and interact with resident organisms...
September 7, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917530/overcoming-key-biological-barriers-to-cancer-drug-delivery-and-efficacy
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Susy M Kim, Peggy H Faix, Jan E Schnitzer
Poor delivery efficiency continues to hamper the effectiveness of cancer therapeutics engineered to destroy solid tumors using different strategies such as nanocarriers, targeting agents, and matching treatments to specific genetic mutations. All contemporary anti-cancer agents are dependent upon passive transvascular mechanisms for their delivery into solid tumors. The therapeutic efficacies of our current drug arsenal could be significantly improved with an active delivery strategy. Here, we discuss how drug delivery and therapeutic efficacy is greatly hindered by barriers presented by the vascular endothelial cell layer and by the aberrant nature of tumor blood vessels in general...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917176/health-based-ingestion-exposure-guidelines-for-vibrio-cholerae-technical-basis-for-water-reuse-applications
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Annetta P Watson, Anthony Q Armstrong, George H White, Brandolyn H Thran
U.S. military and allied contingency operations are increasingly occurring in locations with limited, unstable or compromised fresh water supplies. Non-potable graywater reuse is currently under assessment as a viable means to increase mission sustainability while significantly reducing the resources, logistics and attack vulnerabilities posed by transport of fresh water. Development of health-based (non-potable) exposure guidelines for the potential microbial components of graywater would provide a logical and consistent human-health basis for water reuse strategies...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917096/how-bicycle-level-of-traffic-stress-correlate-with-reported-cyclist-accidents-injury-severities-a-geospatial-and-mixed-logit-analysis
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Chen Chen, Jason C Anderson, Haizhong Wang, Yinhai Wang, Rachel Vogt, Salvador Hernandez
Transportation agencies need efficient methods to determine how to reduce bicycle accidents while promoting cycling activities and prioritizing safety improvement investments. Many studies have used standalone methods, such as level of traffic stress (LTS) and bicycle level of service (BLOS), to better understand bicycle mode share and network connectivity for a region. However, in most cases, other studies rely on crash severity models to explain what variables contribute to the severity of bicycle related crashes...
September 13, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917089/the-trehalose-specific-transporter-lpqy-sugabc-is-required-for-antimicrobial-and-anti-biofilm-activity-of-trehalose-analogues-in-mycobacterium-smegmatis
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Jeffrey M Wolber, Bailey L Urbanek, Lisa M Meints, Brent F Piligian, Irene C Lopez-Casillas, Kailey M Zochowski, Peter J Woodruff, Benjamin M Swarts
Mycobacteria, including the bacterial pathogen that causes human tuberculosis, possess distinctive pathways for synthesizing and utilizing the non-mammalian disaccharide trehalose. Trehalose metabolism is essential for mycobacterial viability and has been linked to in vitro biofilm formation, which may bear relevance to in vivo drug tolerance. Previous research has shown that some trehalose analogues bearing modifications at the 6-position inhibit growth of various mycobacterial species. In this work, 2-, 5-, and 6-position-modified trehalose analogues were synthesized using our previously reported one-step chemoenzymatic method and shown to inhibit growth and biofilm formation in the two-to three-digit micromolar range in Mycobacterium smegmatis...
August 9, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917060/lipids-and-ions-traverse-the-membrane-by-the-same-physical-pathway-in-the-nhtmem16-scramblase
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Tao Jiang, Kuai Yu, H Criss Hartzell, Emad Tajkhorshid
From bacteria to mammals, different phospholipid species are segregated between the inner and outer leaflets of the plasma membrane by ATP-dependent lipid transporters. Disruption of this asymmetry by ATP-independent phospholipid scrambling is important in cellular signaling, but its mechanism remains incompletely understood. Using MD simulations coupled with experimental assays, we show that the surface hydrophilic transmembrane cavity exposed to the lipid bilayer on the fungal scramblase nhTMEM16 serves as the pathway for both lipid translocation and ion conduction across the membrane...
September 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916720/glucose-availability-controls-adipogenesis-in-mouse-3t3-l1-adipocytes-via-upregulation-of-nicotinamide-metabolism
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Robert M Jackson, Beth A Griesel, Jami M Gurley, Luke I Szweda, Ann Louise Olson
Expansion of adipose tissue in response to a positive energy balance underlies obesity and occurs through both hypertrophy of existing cells and increased differentiation of adipocyte precursors (hyperplasia). To better understand the nutrient signals that promote adipocyte differentiation, we investigated the role of glucose availability in regulating adipocyte differentiation and maturation. 3T3-L1 preadipocytes were grown and differentiated in media containing a standard differentiation hormone cocktail and either 4 or 25mM glucose...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916712/identification-of-new-channels-by-systematic-analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-outer-membrane
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Vivien Krüger, Thomas Becker, Lars Becker, Malayko Montilla-Martinez, Lars Ellenrieder, F-Nora Vögtle, Helmut E Meyer, Michael T Ryan, Nils Wiedemann, Bettina Warscheid, Nikolaus Pfanner, Richard Wagner, Chris Meisinger
The mitochondrial outer membrane is essential for communication between mitochondria and the rest of the cell and facilitates the transport of metabolites, ions, and proteins. All mitochondrial outer membrane channels known to date are β-barrel membrane proteins, including the abundant voltage-dependent anion channel and the cation-preferring protein-conducting channels Tom40, Sam50, and Mdm10. We analyzed outer membrane fractions of yeast mitochondria and identified four new channel activities: two anion-preferring channels and two cation-preferring channels...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916710/apc-sets-the-wnt-tone-necessary-for-cerebral-cortical-progenitor-development
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Naoki Nakagawa, Jingjun Li, Keiko Yabuno-Nakagawa, Tae-Yeon Eom, Martis Cowles, Tavien Mapp, Robin Taylor, E S Anton
Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) regulates the activity of β-catenin, an integral component of Wnt signaling. However, the selective role of the APC-β-catenin pathway in cerebral cortical development is unknown. Here we genetically dissected the relative contributions of APC-regulated β-catenin signaling in cortical progenitor development, a necessary early step in cerebral cortical formation. Radial progenitor-specific inactivation of the APC-β-catenin pathway indicates that the maintenance of appropriate β-catenin-mediated Wnt tone is necessary for the orderly differentiation of cortical progenitors and the resultant formation of the cerebral cortex...
September 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916541/a-proteomic-atlas-of-insulin-signalling-reveals-tissue-specific-mechanisms-of-longevity-assurance
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Luke S Tain, Robert Sehlke, Chirag Jain, Manopriya Chokkalingam, Nagarjuna Nagaraj, Paul Essers, Mark Rassner, Sebastian Grönke, Jenny Froelich, Christoph Dieterich, Matthias Mann, Nazif Alic, Andreas Beyer, Linda Partridge
Lowered activity of the insulin/IGF signalling (IIS) network can ameliorate the effects of ageing in laboratory animals and, possibly, humans. Although transcriptome remodelling in long-lived IIS mutants has been extensively documented, the causal mechanisms contributing to extended lifespan, particularly in specific tissues, remain unclear. We have characterized the proteomes of four key insulin-sensitive tissues in a long-lived Drosophila IIS mutant and control, and detected 44% of the predicted proteome (6,085 proteins)...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916396/ultrafine-particle-transport-and-deposition-in-a-large-scale-17-generation-lung-model
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Mohammad S Islam, Suvash C Saha, Emilie Sauret, Tevfik Gemci, Ian A Yang, Y T Gu
To understand how to assess optimally the risks of inhaled particles on respiratory health, it is necessary to comprehend the uptake of ultrafine particulate matter by inhalation during the complex transport process through a non-dichotomously bifurcating network of conduit airways. It is evident that the highly toxic ultrafine particles damage the respiratory epithelium in the terminal bronchioles. The wide range of in silico available and the limited realistic model for the extrathoracic region of the lung have improved understanding of the ultrafine particle transport and deposition (TD) in the upper airways...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916264/sidt2-transports-extracellular-dsrna-into-the-cytoplasm-for-innate-immune-recognition
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Tan A Nguyen, Blake R C Smith, Michelle D Tate, Gabrielle T Belz, Marilou H Barrios, Kirstin D Elgass, Alexandra S Weisman, Paul J Baker, Simon P Preston, Lachlan Whitehead, Alexandra Garnham, Rachel J Lundie, Gordon K Smyth, Marc Pellegrini, Meredith O'Keeffe, Ian P Wicks, Seth L Masters, Craig P Hunter, Ken C Pang
Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) is a common by-product of viral infections and acts as a potent trigger of antiviral immunity. In the nematode C. elegans, sid-1 encodes a dsRNA transporter that is highly conserved throughout animal evolution, but the physiological role of SID-1 and its orthologs remains unclear. Here, we show that the mammalian SID-1 ortholog, SIDT2, is required to transport internalized extracellular dsRNA from endocytic compartments into the cytoplasm for immune activation. Sidt2-deficient mice exposed to extracellular dsRNA, encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV), and herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) show impaired production of antiviral cytokines and-in the case of EMCV and HSV-1-reduced survival...
September 7, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915730/adsorption-and-diffusion-of-fluids-in-defective-carbon-nanotubes-insights-from-molecular-simulations
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Benjamin J Bucior, German V Kolmakov, JoAnna M Male, Jinchen Liu, De-Li Chen, Prashant Kumar, J Karl Johnson
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been shown from both simulations and experiments to have remarkably low resistance to gas and liquid transport. This has been attributed to the remarkably smooth interior surface of pristine SWNTs. However, real SWNTs are known to have various defects that depend on the synthesis method and procedure used to activate the SWNTs. In this paper we study adsorption and transport properties of atomic and molecular gases and fluids in SWNTs having vacancy point defects...
September 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915577/vorinostat-suppresses-hypoxia-signaling-by-modulating-nuclear-translocation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha
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Chao Zhang, Chunzhang Yang, Michael J Feldman, Herui Wang, Ying Pang, Dominic M Maggio, Dongwang Zhu, Cody L Nesvick, Pauline Dmitriev, Petra Bullova, Prashant Chittiboina, Roscoe O Brady, Karel Pacak, Zhengping Zhuang
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) are a potent class of tumor-suppressive agents traditionally believed to exert their effects through loosening tightly-wound chromatin resulting in de-inhibition of various tumor suppressive genes. Recent literature however has shown altered intratumoral hypoxia signaling with HDACi administration not attributable to changes in chromatin structure. We sought to determine the precise mechanism of HDACi-mediated hypoxia signaling attenuation using vorinostat (SAHA), an FDA-approved class I/IIb/IV HDACi...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915389/choline-prevents-fetal-overgrowth-and-normalizes-placental-fatty-acid-and-glucose-metabolism-in-a-mouse-model-of-maternal-obesity
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Juha Nam, Esther Greenwald, Chauntelle Jack-Roberts, Tamara T Ajeeb, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Kathleen Axen, Anjana Saxena, Ekaterina Semernina, Khatia Nanobashvili, Xinyin Jiang
Maternal obesity increases placental transport of macronutrients, resulting in fetal overgrowth and obesity later in life. Choline participates in fatty acid metabolism, serves as a methyl donor and influences growth signaling, which may modify placental macronutrient homeostasis and affect fetal growth. Using a mouse model of maternal obesity, we assessed the effect of maternal choline supplementation on preventing fetal overgrowth and restoring placental macronutrient homeostasis. C57BL/6J mice were fed either a high-fat (HF, 60% kcal from fat) diet or a normal (NF, 10% kcal from fat) diet with a drinking supply of either 25 mM choline chloride or control purified water, respectively, beginning 4 weeks prior to mating until gestational day 12...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
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