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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330301/evaluation-of-p-cresol-degradation-with-polyphenol-oxidase-ppo-immobilized-in-various-matrices
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Vijayalakshmi A Edalli, Sikandar I Mulla, Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani, Gurumurthy D Mahadevan, Rohit Sharma, Yogesh Shouche, Chandrappa M Kamanavalli
p-Cresol is an environmental pollutant due to its vast use, toxicity and persistence, nevertheless, its degradation in an enzyme is unclear. In this study, we used Pleurotus sp. isolate VLECK02 polyphenol oxidase (PPO) for the determination of p-cresol degradation. On the basis of UV, FT-IR and chromatographic (HPLC and GC-MS) analysis, 4-methylcatechol was identified as the main metabolite of p-cresol catabolism. In addition, batch and semi-continuous degradation of p-cresol (10 and 20 mM) were studied and compared by free and immobilized PPO in different matrices like sodium alginate (SA), sodium alginate-polyvinyl alcohol (SA-PVA) and sodium alginate-polyvinyl alcohol-silver nanoparticles (SA-PVA-AgNPs)...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330297/differential-expression-and-characterization-of-cypermethrin-degrading-potential-proteins-in-bacillus-thuringiensis-strain-sg4
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Pankaj, Geeta Negi, Saurabh Gangola, Priyanka Khati, Govind Kumar, Anjana Srivastava, Anita Sharma
A cypermethrin-degrading bacterium (SG4) was isolated from the pesticide-contaminated soil in the agricultural field of the crop research centre of the University, and characterized as Bacillus thuringiensis strain, SG4. The bacterium degraded 78.9 % of cypermethrin (50 ppm) in 15 days when grown in a minimal medium. To understand the functional proteins of cypermethrin degradation in Bacillus thuringiensis strain SG4, a comparative proteomic analysis was performed in the presence/absence of cypermethrin after 5 days of incubation in minimal medium...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328526/impact-of-a-single-oral-dose-of-100-000-iu-vitamin-d3-on-profiles-of-serum-25-oh-d3-and-its-metabolites-24-25-oh-2d3-3-epi-25-oh-d3-and-1-25-oh-2d3-in-adults-with-vitamin-d-insufficiency
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Lanja Saleh, Jonathan Tang, Joanna Gawinecka, Lukas Boesch, William D Fraser, Arnold von Eckardstein, Albina Nowak
BACKGROUND: We investigate the effect of a high dose of vitamin D3 on circulating concentrations of 25(OH)D3 and its metabolites 24,25(OH)2D3, 3-epi-25(OH)D3, and 1,25(OH)2D3 in healthy individuals with self-perceived fatigue and vitamin D insufficiency [25(OH)D3<50 nmol/L]. METHODS: One hundred and seven study participants (age 20-50 years) were randomized to receive a single 100,000 IU dose of vitamin D3 (n=52) or placebo (n=55). Vitamin D metabolite concentrations in serum were measured before, and 4 weeks after, supplementation...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326448/anaerobic-metabolism-in-t4-acanthamoeba-genotype
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Daniella de Sousa Mendes Moreira Alves, Luciano Moreira Alves, Tatiane Luiza da Costa, Ana Maria de Castro, Marina Clare Vinaud
Members of the genus Acanthamoeba are of the most common protozoa that has been isolated from a variety of environment and affect immunocompromised individuals, causing granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and skin lesions. Acanthamoeba, in immunocompetent patients, may cause a keratitis related to corneal microtrauma. These free-living amoebas easily adapt to the host environment and wield metabolic pathways such as the energetic and respiratory ones in order to maintain viability for long periods. The energetic metabolism of cysts and trophozoites remains mostly unknown...
March 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325686/errors-in-computing-the-normalized-protein-catabolic-rate-due-to-use-of-single-pool-urea-kinetic-modeling-or-to-omission-of-the-residual-kidney-urea-clearance
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John T Daugirdas
OBJECTIVES: The protein catabolic rate normalized to body size (PCRn) often is computed in dialysis units to obtain information about protein ingestion. However, errors can manifest when inappropriate modeling methods are used. METHODS: We used a variable volume 2-pool urea kinetic model to examine the percent errors in PCRn due to use of a 1-pool urea kinetic model or after omission of residual urea clearance (Kru). RESULTS: When a single-pool model was used, 2 sources of errors were identified...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324240/neurocognitive-profiles-in-msud-school-age-patients
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Juliette Bouchereau, Julie Leduc-Leballeur, Samia Pichard, Apolline Imbard, Jean-François Benoist, Marie-Thérèse Abi Warde, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Valérie Barbier, Anaïs Brassier, Pierre Broué, Aline Cano, Brigitte Chabrol, Gilles Damon, Claire Gay, Isabelle Guillain, Florence Habarou, Delphine Lamireau, Chris Ottolenghi, Laetitia Paermentier, Frédérique Sabourdy, Guy Touati, Hélène Ogier de Baulny, Pascale de Lonlay, Manuel Schiff
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), an inborn error of amino acids catabolism is characterized by accumulation of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, valine and their corresponding alpha-ketoacids. Impact on the cognitive development has been reported historically, with developmental delays of varying degree. Currently, earlier diagnosis and improved management allow a better neurodevelopment, without requirement of special education. However, specific impairments can be observed, and so far, results of detailed neurocognitive assessments are not available...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324172/enzymes-involved-in-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-in-humans
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María M Adeva-Andany, Laura López-Maside, Cristóbal Donapetry-García, Carlos Fernández-Fernández, Cristina Sixto-Leal
Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) are structurally related to branched-chain fatty acids. Leucine is 2-amino-4-methyl-pentanoic acid, isoleucine is 2-amino-3-methyl-pentanoic acid, and valine is 2-amino-3-methyl-butanoic acid. Similar to fatty acid oxidation, leucine and isoleucine produce acetyl-coA. Additionally, leucine generates acetoacetate and isoleucine yields propionyl-coA. Valine oxidation produces propionyl-coA, which is converted into methylmalonyl-coA and succinyl-coA. Branched-chain aminotransferase catalyzes the first reaction in the catabolic pathway of branched-chain amino acids, a reversible transamination that converts branched-chain amino acids into branched-chain ketoacids...
March 21, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323994/direct-regulation-of-histidine-ammonia-lyase-2-gene-by-thyroid-hormone-in-the-developing-adult-intestinal-stem-cells
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Nga Luu, Liezhen Fu, Kenta Fujimoto, Yun-Bo Shi
Most vertebrate organs utilize adult stem cells to maintain homeostasis and ensure proper repair when damaged. How such organ-specific stem cells are formed during vertebrate development is largely unexplored. We have been using the thyroid hormone (T3)-dependent amphibian metamorphosis to address this issue. Early studies in Xenopus laevis have shown that intestinal remodeling involves complete degeneration of the larval epithelium and de novo formation of adult stem cells through dedifferentiation of some larval epithelial cells...
February 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323986/chronic-intranasal-insulin-does-not-affect-hepatic-lipids-but-lowers-circulating-bcaas-in-healthy-male-subjects
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Thomas Scherer, Peter Wolf, Sabina Smajis, Melania Gaggini, Martina Hackl, Amalia Gastaldelli, Peter Klimek, Elisa Einwallner, Rodrig Marculescu, Anton Luger, Clemens Fürnsinn, Siegfried Trattnig, Christoph Buettner, Martin Krššák, Michael Krebs
Context: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated circulating branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are common characteristics of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In rodents, brain insulin signaling controls both hepatic triglyceride secretion and BCAA catabolism. Whether brain insulin signaling controls similar metabolic pathways in humans is unknown. Objective: Here we assessed if intranasal insulin, a method to preferentially deliver insulin to the central nervous system, is able to modulate hepatic lipid content and plasma BCAAs in humans...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322745/role-of-the-small-intestine-colon-and-microbiota-in-determining-the-metabolic-fate-of-polyphenols
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REVIEW
Gary Williamson, Michael N Clifford
(Poly)phenols are a large group of compounds, found in food, beverages, dietary supplements and herbal medicines. Owing to their biological activities, absorption and metabolism of the most abundant compounds in humans are well understood. Both the chemical structure of the phenolic moiety and any attached chemical groups define whether the polyphenol is absorbed in the small intestine, or reaches the colon and is subject to extensive catabolism by colonic microbiota. Untransformed substrates may be absorbed, appearing in plasma primarily as methylated, sulfated and glucuronidated derivatives, with in some cases the unchanged substrate...
March 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321931/disruptions-in-valine-degradation-affect-seed-development-and-germination-in-arabidopsis
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Andrew B Gipson, Kyla J Morton, Rachel J Rhee, Szabolcs Simo, Jack A Clayton, Morgan E Perrett, Christiana G Binkley, Erika L Jensen, Dana L Oakes, Matthew F Rouhier, Kerry A Rouhier
We have functionally characterized the role of two putative mitochondrial enzymes in valine degradation using insertional mutants. Prior to this study, the relationship between branched-chain amino acid degradation (named for leucine, valine, and isoleucine) and seed development was limited to leucine catabolism. Using a reverse genetics approach we show that disruptions in the mitochondrial valine degradation pathway affect seed development and germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. A null mutant of 3-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA hydrolase (CHY4, At4g31810) resulted in an embryo lethal phenotype, while a null mutant of methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (MMSD, At2g14170) resulted in seeds with wrinkled coats, decreased storage reserves, elevated valine and leucine, and reduced germination rates...
March 20, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321230/integrated-transcriptome-and-metabolic-analyses-reveals-novel-insights-into-free-amino-acid-metabolism-in-huangjinya-tea-cultivar
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Qunfeng Zhang, Meiya Liu, Jianyun Ruan
The chlorotic tea variety Huangjinya, a natural mutant, contains enhanced levels of free amino acids in its leaves, which improves the drinking quality of its brewed tea. Consequently, this chlorotic mutant has a higher economic value than the non-chlorotic varieties. However, the molecular mechanisms behind the increased levels of free amino acids in this mutant are mostly unknown, as are the possible effects of this mutation on the overall metabolome and biosynthetic pathways in tea leaves. To gain further insight into the effects of chlorosis on the global metabolome and biosynthetic pathways in this mutant, Huangjinya plants were grown under normal and reduced sunlight, resulting in chlorotic and non-chlorotic leaves, respectively; their leaves were analyzed using transcriptomics as well as targeted and untargeted metabolomics...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320471/influence-of-autophagy-on-the-efficacy-of-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Shing Yau Tam, Vincent Wing Cheung Wu, Helen Ka Wai Law
Autophagy is an important catabolic process in which cells digest and recycle their own cytoplasmic contents for maintaining cellular homeostasis. Interestingly, autophagy could play both pro-death and pro-survival roles in influencing the development of cancer via various signal pathways. As radiotherapy is one of the main treatment modalities for cancer, we reviewed the effect of autophagy modulations on radiosensitivity and radiotherapy efficacy in various cancer types. The future development of autophagy modifications for improving radiotherapy efficacy and cancer prognosis will also be discussed...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318324/subchondral-bone-response-to-injected-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-for-treating-osteoarthritis-using-an-experimental-rabbit-model
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A Parrilli, G Giavaresi, A Ferrari, F Salamanna, G Desando, B Grigolo, L Martini, M Fini
Although articular cartilage is the target of osteoarthritis (OA), its deterioration is not always clearly associated with patient symptoms. Because a functional interaction between cartilage and bone is crucial, the pathophysiology of OA and its treatment strategy must focus also on subchondral bone. We investigated whether adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) injected into a joint at two different concentrations could prevent subchondral bone damage after the onset of mild OA in a rabbit model. We measured both volumetric and densitometric aspects of bone remodeling...
March 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318300/bacteria-from-wheat-and-cucurbit-plant-roots-metabolize-pahs-and-aromatic-root-exudates-implications-for-rhizodegradation
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Cairn S Ely, Barth F Smets
The chemical interaction between plants and bacteria in the root zone can lead to soil decontamination. Bacteria which degrade PAHs have been isolated from the rhizospheres of plant species with varied biological traits, however, it is not known what phytochemicals promote contaminant degradation. One monocot and two dicotyledon plants were grown in PAH-contaminated soil from a manufactured gas plant (MGP) site. A phytotoxicity assay confirmed greater soil decontamination in rhizospheres when compared to bulk soil controls...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318037/deoxycytidine-and-deoxythymidine-treatment-for-thymidine-kinase-2-deficiency
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Carlos Lopez-Gomez, Rebecca J Levy, Maria J Sanchez-Quintero, Marti Juanola-Falgarona, Emanuele Barca, Beatriz Garcia-Diaz, Saba Tadesse, Caterina Garone, Michio Hirano
OBJECTIVE: Thymidine kinase 2 (TK2), a critical enzyme in the mitochondrial pyrimidine salvage pathway, is essential for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) maintenance. Mutations in the nuclear gene TK2 cause TK2 deficiency, which manifests predominantly in children as myopathy with mtDNA depletion. Molecular bypass therapy with the TK2 products, dCMP and dTMP, prolongs the lifespan of Tk2-deficient (Tk2(-/-) ) mice by 2-3 fold. Because we observed rapid catabolism of the deoxynucleoside monophosphates to deoxythymidine (dT) and deoxycytidine (dC), we hypothesized that: 1) deoxynucleosides might be the major active agents and 2) inhibition of deoxycytidine deamination might enhance dTMP+dCMP therapy...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316377/comparative-expression-analyses-of-pro-versus-anti-inflammatory-mediators-within-synovium-of-patients-with-joint-trauma-osteoarthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mohammed A Al-Madol, Mohammed Shaqura, Thilo John, Rudolf Likar, Reham Said Ebied, Michael Schäfer, Shaaban A Mousa
Synovial injury and healing are complex processes including catabolic effects by proinflammatory cytokines and anabolic processes by anti-inflammatory mediators. Here we examined the expression of pro- versus anti-inflammatory mediators in synovium of patients with diagnostic arthroscopy (control), joint trauma (JT), osteoarthritis (OA), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Synovial samples from these patients were subjected to RT-PCR and double immunofluorescence confocal microscopy of pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators as well as immune cell markers...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315056/degradation-of-n-alkanes-and-pahs-from-the-heavy-crude-oil-using-salt-tolerant-bacterial-consortia-and-analysis-of-their-catabolic-genes
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Ranjit Gurav, Honghong Lyu, Jianli Ma, Jingchun Tang, Qinglong Liu, Hairong Zhang
In the present study, salt-tolerant strains, Dietzia sp. HRJ2, Corynebacterium variabile HRJ4, Dietzia cinnamea HRJ5 and Bacillus tequilensis HRJ6 were isolated from the Dagang oil field, China. These strains degraded n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) aerobically from heavy crude oil (HCO) in an experiment at 37 °C and 140 rpm. The GC/MS investigation for degradation of different chain lengths of n-alkanes (C8-C40) by individual strains showed the highest degradation of C8-C19 (HRJ5), C20-C30 (HRJ4) and C31-C40 (HRJ5), respectively...
March 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314892/abnormal-kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-catabolism-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ping Song, Tharmarajan Ramprasath, Huan Wang, Ming-Hui Zou
Kynurenine pathway (KP) is the primary path of tryptophan (Trp) catabolism in most mammalian cells. The KP generates several bioactive catabolites, such as kynurenine (Kyn), kynurenic acid (KA), 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK), xanthurenic acid (XA), and 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-HAA). Increased catabolite concentrations in serum are associated with several cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease, atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, as well as their risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and aging...
March 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314859/effects-of-cetp-inhibition-with-anacetrapib-on-metabolism-of-vldl-tg-and-plasma-apolipoproteins-c-ii-c-iii-and-e
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John S Millar, Michael E Lassman, Tiffany Thomas, Rajasekhar Ramakrishnan, Patricia Jumes, Richard L Dunbar, Emile M deGoma, Amanda L Baer, Wahida Karmally, Daniel S Donovan, Hashmi Rafeek, John A Wagner, Stephen Holleran, Joseph Obunike, Yang Liu, Soumia Aoujil, Taylor Standiford, David E Gutstein, Henry N Ginsberg, Daniel J Rader, Gissette Reyes-Soffer
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mediates the transfer of HDL cholesteryl esters(CE) for TG in VLDL/LDL. CETP inhibition, with anacetrapib, increases HDL-cholesterol(C), reduces LDL-C and lowers TG levels. This study describes the mechanisms responsible for TG lowering by examining the kinetics of VLDL-TG and apolipoproteins (apo) C-II, C-III, and E. Hypercholesterolemic subjects were randomized to either placebo(N=10) or atorvastatin 20 mg/qd(N=29) for 4 weeks(period 1) followed by 8-weeks of anacetrapib, 100 mg/qd(period 2)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
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