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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088383/evaluating-the-role-of-astrocytes-on-%C3%AE-estradiol-effect-on-seizures-of-pilocarpine-epileptic-model
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Masoumeh Sarfi, Mahmoud Elahdadi Salmani, Iran Goudarzi, Taghi Lashkar Boluki, Kataneh Abrari
Epilepsy with periodic and unpredictable seizures is associated with hippocampal glutamate toxicity and tissue reorganization. Astrocytes play an important role in mediating the neuroprotective effects of estradiol and reducing seizure severity. Accordingly, the protective effects of low and high doses of estradiol on behavioral, astrocytic involvement and neuronal survival aspects of Pilocarpine-induced epilepsy were investigated. Lithium- Pilocarpine (30mg/kg) model was used to provoke epilepsy. Βeta-estradiol (2,40μg/ µl) was injected subcutaneously from 48 before to 48h after seizure induction...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087332/exo-mfa-a-13c-metabolic-flux-analysis-to-dissect-tumor-microenvironment-secreted-exosome-contributions-towards-cancer-cell-metabolism
#2
Abhinav Achreja, Hongyun Zhao, Lifeng Yang, Tae Hyun Yun, Juan Marini, Deepak Nagrath
Dissecting the pleiotropic roles of tumor micro-environment (TME) on cancer progression has been brought to the foreground of research on cancer pathology. Extracellular vesicles such as exosomes, transport proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, to mediate intercellular communication between TME components and have emerged as candidates for anti-cancer therapy. We previously reported that cancer-associated fibroblast (CAF) derived exosomes (CDEs) contain metabolites in their cargo that are utilized by cancer cells for central carbon metabolism and promote cancer growth...
January 10, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086981/does-antiretroviral-treatment-change-hiv-1-codon-usage-patterns-in-its-genes-a-preliminary-bioinformatics-study
#3
Navaneethan Palanisamy, Nathan Osman, Frédéric Ohnona, Hong-Tao Xu, Bluma Brenner, Thibault Mesplède, Mark A Wainberg
BACKGROUND: Codon usage bias has been described for various organisms and is thought to contribute to the regulation of numerous biological processes including viral infections. HIV-1 codon usage has been previously shown to be different from that of other viruses and man. It is evident that the antiretroviral drugs used to restrict HIV-1 replication also select for resistance variants. We wanted to test whether codon frequencies in HIV-1 sequences from treatment-experienced patients differ from those of treatment-naive individuals due to drug pressure affecting codon usage bias...
January 7, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080214/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomic-studies-of-bisphenol-a-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#4
Changshin Yoon, Dahye Yoon, Junghee Cho, Siwon Kim, Heonho Lee, Hyeonsoo Choi, Suhkmann Kim
Proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) spectroscopy was used to study the response of zebrafish (Danio rerio) to increasing concentrations of bisphenol A (4,4'-(propane-2,2-diyl)diphenol, BPA). Orthogonal partial least squares discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA) was applied to detect aberrant metabolomic profiles after 72 h of BPA exposure at all levels tested (0.01, 0.1, and 1.0 mg/L). The OPLS-DA score plots showed that BPA exposure caused significant alterations in the metabolome. The metabolomic changes in response to BPA exposure generally exhibited nonlinear patterns, with the exception of reduced levels of several metabolites, including glutamine, inosine, lactate, and succinate...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079708/parenteral-nutrition-in-the-critically-ill
#5
Jan Gunst, Greet Van den Berghe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Feeding guidelines have recommended early, full nutritional support in critically ill patients to prevent hypercatabolism and muscle weakness. Early enteral nutrition was suggested to be superior to early parenteral nutrition. When enteral nutrition fails to meet nutritional target, it was recommended to administer supplemental parenteral nutrition, albeit with a varying starting point. Sufficient amounts of amino acids were recommended, with addition of glutamine in subgroups...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079599/steatohepatitis-like-changes-in-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-a-finding-to-distinguish-from-steatohepatitic-variant-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Kemal Deniz, Roger K Moreira, Matthew M Yeh, Linda D Ferrell
Steatohepatitis-like change has not been described in focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH). Steatohepatitis-like change in FNH may show overlapping features with steatohepatitic variant of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This problem can be compounded if seen in FNH with widened cell plates or hepatocyte rosettes, other features that can also be seen in HCC. This study examined steatotic FNHs for the frequency of steatohepatitis-like change, especially in the setting of FNH with rosettes and/or widened cell plates...
February 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079404/free-amino-acids-in-fibromyalgia-syndrome-relationship-with-clinical-picture
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Valeria Ruggiero, Massimiliano Mura, Enrico Cacace, Benedetta Era, Marcella Peri, Giuseppina Sanna, Antonella Fais
The objectives of our study were to evaluate free amino acid (FAA) concentrations in the serum of patients affected by fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and to determine the relationships between FAA levels and FMS clinical parameters. Thus, serum amino acid concentrations were quantified (HPLC analysis) in 23 females with fibromyalgia (according to the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria) and 20 healthy females. The results showed significantly higher serum concentrations of aspartate, cysteine, glutamate, glycine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, ornithine, phenylalanine, sarcosine, serine, taurine, tyrosine and valine in FMS patients vs...
January 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079236/residual-gastric-volume-evaluation-with-ultrasonography-after-ingestion-of-carbohydrate-or-carbohydrate-plus-glutamine-enriched-beverages-a-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial-with-healthy-volunteers
#8
Paulo Cesar Gomes, Cervantes Caporossi, Jose Eduardo Aguilar-Nascimento, Ageo Mario Candido da Silva, Viviane Maeve Tavares de Araujo
BACKGROUND: - Abbreviation of preoperative fasting to 2 hours with maltodextrin (CHO)-enriched beverage is a safe procedure and may enhance postoperative recovery. Addition of glutamine (GLN) to CHO beverages may include potential benefits to the metabolism. However, by adding a nitrogenous source to CHO beverages, gastric emptying may be delayed and increase the risk of bronchoaspiration during anesthesia. OBJECTIVE: - In this study of safety, we aimed at investigating the residual gastric volume (RGV) 2 hours after the intake of either CHO beverage alone or CHO beverage combined with GLN...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077733/identification-of-potential-plasma-biomarkers-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-integrating-transcriptomics-and-proteomics-in-laying-hens
#9
Meng-Tsz Tsai, Yu-Jen Chen, Ching-Yi Chen, Mong-Hsun Tsai, Chia-Li Han, Yu-Ju Chen, Harry J Mersmann, Shih-Torng Ding
BACKGROUND: Prevalent worldwide obesity is associated with increased incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome. The identification of noninvasive biomarkers for NAFLD is of recent interest. Because primary de novo lipogenesis occurs in chicken liver as in human liver, adult chickens with age-associated steatosis resembling human NAFLD is an appealing animal model. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to screen potential biomarkers in the chicken model for NAFLD by transcriptomic and proteomic analysis...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077050/a-novel-human-like-collagen-hemostatic-sponge-with-uniform-morphology-good-biodegradability-and-biocompatibility
#10
Xijuan Jiang, Ya Wang, Daidi Fan, Chenhui Zhu, Lin Liu, Zhiguang Duan
Biodegradable sponges, as a promising hemostatic biomaterial, has been clinically required over the past decades. Current hemostatic sponges are generally prepared by crosslinking and freeze-drying, but the quality control or biocompatibility is often unsatisfactory due to the freezing-caused morphological non-uniformity and the toxicity of raw materials or cross-linkers. The crosslinking often greatly retards the degradation of the sponges and thus affects the healing of the wound. In this work, we prepared a novel hemostatic sponge using human-like collagen and glutamine transaminase (non-toxic cross-linker) and optimized its morphology via "two-step" freezing instead of conventional "one-step" freezing...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076832/dietary-supplementation-of-grape-seed-and-skin-flour-mitigates-brain-oxidative-damage-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet-in-rat-gender-dependency
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Kamel Charradi, Mohamed Mahmoudi, Takwa Bedhiafi, Safwen Kadri, Salem Elkahoui, Ferid Limam, Ezzedine Aouani
It is unknown whether gender has an impact on brain injury in obesity, and, if so, whether treatment with grape seed and skin flour could exert a protective effect. Both male and female rats were fed a standard diet (SD) or a high fat diet (HFD) during eight weeks and treated with high dosage grape seed and skin flour (GSSF). Fat-induced oxidative stress was evaluated into the brain with a special emphasis on transition metals determination. HFD induced male-cholesterol overload (+78.12%) and an oxidative stress status characterized by increased lipoperoxidation (+68...
January 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074323/changes-in-cerebral-metabolism-during-ketogenic-diet-in-patients-with-primary-brain-tumors-1-h-mrs-study
#12
Moran Artzi, Gilad Liberman, Nachum Vaisman, Felix Bokstein, Faina Vitinshtein, Orna Aizenstein, Dafna Ben Bashat
Normal brain cells depend on glucose metabolism, yet they have the flexibility to switch to the usage of ketone bodies during caloric restriction. In contrast, tumor cells lack genomic and metabolic flexibility and are largely dependent on glucose. Ketogenic-diet (KD) was suggested as a therapeutic option for malignant brain cancer. This study aimed to detect metabolic brain changes in patients with malignant brain gliomas on KD using proton magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). Fifty MR scans were performed longitudinally in nine patients: four patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GB) treated with KD in addition to bevacizumab; one patient with gliomatosis-cerebri treated with KD only; and four patients with recurrent GB who did not receive KD...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070703/nmr-based-metabolomics-reveals-brain-region-specific-metabolic-alterations-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-with-cognitive-dysfunction
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Hong Zheng, Qiuting Lin, Dan Wang, Pengtao Xu, Liangcai Zhao, Wenyi Hu, Guanghui Bai, Zhihan Yan, Hongchang Gao
Diabetes mellitus (DM) can result in cognitive dysfunction, but its potential metabolic mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, we analyzed the metabolite profiling in eight different brain regions of the normal rats and the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats accompanied by cognitive dysfunction using a (1)H NMR-based metabolomic approach. A mixed linear model analysis was performed to assess the effects of DM, brain region and their interaction on metabolic changes. We found that different brain regions in rats displayed significant metabolic differences...
January 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069435/astrocytes-and-presynaptic-plasticity-in-the-striatum-evidence-and-unanswered-questions
#14
Anton Dvorzhak, Igor Melnick, Rosemarie Grantyn
One of the main functions of astrocytes is to ensure glutamate homeostasis by glutamate uptake and glutamine synthesis. However, during the past ten years it has become clear that astrocytes may also induce changes in synaptic glutamate release when respective pathways must cope with the consequences of brain damage or other alterations in their functional requirements. The loss of glutamatergic synapses in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease is likely to associate with a continuous redistribution of presynaptic activity within the pool of surviving synapses, and astrocytes may have a role in the maintenance of independent control at individual glutamate release sites...
January 6, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068515/comparative-analysis-of-amino-acid-composition-in-the-active-site-of-nirk-gene-encoding-copper-containing-nitrite-reductase-cunir-in-bacterial-spp
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Utpal Kumar Adhikari, M Mizanur Rahman
The nirk gene encoding the copper-containing nitrite reductase (CuNiR), a key catalytic enzyme in the environmental denitrification process that helps to produce nitric oxide from nitrite. The molecular mechanism of denitrification process is definitely complex and in this case a theoretical investigation has been conducted to know the sequence information and amino acid composition of the active site of CuNiR enzyme using various Bioinformatics tools. 10 Fasta formatted sequences were retrieved from the NCBI database and the domain and disordered regions identification and phylogenetic analyses were done on these sequences...
December 31, 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067821/influence-of-nitrogen-availability-on-growth-of-two-transgenic-birch-species-carrying-the-pine-gs1a-gene
#16
Vadim G Lebedev, Nina P Kovalenko, Konstantin A Shestibratov
An alternative way to increase plant productivity through the use of nitrogen fertilizers is to improve the efficiency of nitrogen utilization via genetic engineering. The effects of overexpression of pine glutamine synthetase (GS) gene and nitrogen availability on growth and leaf pigment levels of two Betula species were studied. Untransformed and transgenic plants of downy birch (B. pubescens) and silver birch (B. pendula) were grown under open-air conditions at three nitrogen regimes (0, 1, or 10 mM) for one growing season...
January 6, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067528/urinary-1-h-nmr-metabolomic-fingerprinting-reveals-biomarkers-of-pulse-consumption-related-to-energy-metabolism-modulation-in-a-subcohort-from-the-predimed-study
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Francisco Madrid-Gambin, Rafael Llorach, Rosa Vázquez-Fresno, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Mar Garcia-Aloy, Ramón Estruch, Dolores Corella, Cristina Andres-Lacueva
Little is known about the metabolome fingerprint of pulse consumption. The study of robust and accurate biomarkers for pulse dietary assessment has great value for nutritional epidemiology regarding health benefits and their mechanisms. To characterize the fingerprinting of dietary pulses (chickpeas, lentils and beans), spot urine samples from a subcohort from the PREDIMED study were stratified, using a validated food frequency questionnaire. Non-pulse consumers (≤ 4 g/day of pulse intake) and habitual pulse consumers (≥ 25 g/day of pulse intake) were analysed using a 1H-NMR metabolomics approach combined with multi- and univariate data analysis...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067279/impaired-novelty-acquisition-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-congenital-hyperammonemia-caused-by-hepatic-glutamine-synthetase-deficiency
#18
Aisa N Chepkova, Olga A Sergeeva, Boris Görg, Helmut L Haas, Nikolaj Klöcker, Dieter Häussinger
Genetic defects in ammonia metabolism can produce irreversible damage of the developing CNS causing an impairment of cognitive and motor functions. We investigated alterations in behavior, synaptic plasticity and gene expression in the hippocampus and dorsal striatum of transgenic mice with systemic hyperammonemia resulting from conditional knockout of hepatic glutamine synthetase (LGS-ko). These mice showed reduced exploratory activity and delayed habituation to a novel environment. Field potential recordings from LGS-ko brain slices revealed significantly reduced magnitude of electrically-induced long-term potentiation (LTP) in both CA3-CA1 hippocampal and corticostriatal synaptic transmission...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067049/amniotic-fluid-and-maternal-serum-metabolic-signatures-in-the-2nd-trimester-associated-with-pre-term-delivery
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Christina Virgiliou, Helen G Gika, Michael Witting, Anna A Bletsou, Apostolos Athanasiadis, Menelaos Zafrakas, Nikolaos S Thomaidis, Nikolaos Raikos, Georgios Makrydimas, Georgios A Theodoridis
Pre-term delivery (PTD) represents a major health problem which occurs in one in ten births. The hypothesis of the present study was that the metabolic profile of different biological fluids, obtained from pregnant women during the 2nd trimester of gestation, could allow useful correlations with pregnancy outcome. Holistic and targeted metabolomics approaches were applied for the complementary assessment of the metabolic content of prospectively collected amniotic fluid (AF) and paired maternal blood serum samples from 35 women who delivered preterm (between 29weeks+0days and 36weeks +5 days gestation) and 35 women delivered at term...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065856/hypoxia-promotes-mitochondrial-glutamine-metabolism-through-hif1%C3%AE-gdh-pathway-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#20
Zi-Feng Jiang, Min Wang, Jian-Lin Xu, Ya-Jing Ning
Drug-resistance is common in human lung cancer therapy. Hypoxia remarkably contributes to drug-resistance in lung cancer but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Here we demonstrate that hypoxia-induced glutamine metabolism is involved in drug resistance in lung cancer cells. Hypoxia increases glutamine up-take, glutamate to α-ketoglutarate flux and the generation of ATP in lung cancer cells by up-regulating the expression of glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH). Hypoxia-induced expression of GDH relies on the up-regulation of HIF1α but not HIF2α...
January 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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