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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341024/advanced-contrast-agents-for-multimodal-biomedical-imaging-based-on-nanotechnology
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Daniel Calle, Paloma Ballesteros, Sebastián Cerdán
Clinical imaging modalities have reached a prominent role in medical diagnosis and patient management in the last decades. Different image methodologies as Positron Emission Tomography, Single Photon Emission Tomography, X-Rays, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging are in continuous evolution to satisfy the increasing demands of current medical diagnosis. Progress in these methodologies has been favored by the parallel development of increasingly more powerful contrast agents. These are molecules that enhance the intrinsic contrast of the images in the tissues where they accumulate, revealing noninvasively the presence of characteristic molecular targets or differential physiopathological microenvironments...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324859/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-detects-differential-lipid-composition-in-mammary-glands-on-low-fat-high-animal-fat-versus-high-fructose-diets
#2
Dianning He, Devkumar Mustafi, Xiaobing Fan, Sully Fernandez, Erica Markiewicz, Marta Zamora, Jeffrey Mueller, Joseph R Sachleben, Matthew J Brady, Suzanne D Conzen, Gregory S Karczmar
The effects of consumption of different diets on the fatty acid composition in the mammary glands of SV40 T-antigen (Tag) transgenic mice, a well-established model of human triple-negative breast cancer, were investigated with magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. Female C3(1) SV40 Tag transgenic mice (n = 12) were divided into three groups at 4 weeks of age: low fat diet (LFD), high animal fat diet (HAFD), and high fructose diet (HFruD). MRI scans of mammary glands were acquired with a 9...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304430/-force-from-lipids-gating-of-mechanosensitive-channels-modulated-by-pufas
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Pietro Ridone, Stephan L Grage, Amrutha Patkunarajah, Andrew R Battle, Anne S Ulrich, Boris Martinac
The level of fatty acid saturation in phospholipids is a crucial determinant of the biophysical properties of the lipid bilayer. Integral membrane proteins are sensitive to changes of their bilayer environment such that their activities and localization can be profoundly affected. When incorporated into phospholipids of mammalian cells, poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) determine the mechanical properties of the bilayer thereby affecting several membrane-associated functions such as endo- and exo-cytosis and ion channel/membrane receptor signalling cascades...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298649/an-inflammation-related-nutrient-pattern-is-associated-with-both-brain-and-cognitive-measures-in-a-multiethnic-elderly-population
#4
Yian Gu, Jennifer J Manly, Richard P Mayeux, Adam M Brickman
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggest that dietary factors are associated with Alzheimer's disease, and brain and cognitive health. It is unclear whether inflammation explains this association. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether an inflammation-related nutrient pattern (INP) was associated with neuroimaging and cognitive measures of brain health. METHOD: The current cross-sectional study included 330 non-demented elderly (mean age 79 years at MRI scan) participants in a multi-ethnic, community-based cohort study who had information on nutritional intakes (estimated from food frequency questionnaire), circulating C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 (measured by ELISA), MRI scans, and cognition...
January 1, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282829/electrochemical-oxidation-of-phosphatidylethanolamines-studied-by-mass-spectrometry
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Simone Colombo, Giulia Coliva, Agnieszka Kraj, Jean-Pierre Chervet, Maria Fedorova, Pedro Domingues, M Rosário Domingues
Phosphatidylethanolamines (PEs) are widely present in cellular membranes and lipoproteins. Oxidation of PEs fatty acyl chains generates several oxidized products, exerting a vast number of biological functions, not totally unveiled yet. In vitro biomimetic models have been used to identify oxidized PEs and to develop analytical strategies for their targeted detection in vivo. Most of the models are based on oxidation by reactive oxygen species (ROS), but the oxidative metabolism of PE also relies on controlled reactions catalyzed by enzymes as lipoxygenase (LOX), which can be mimicked by electrochemical (EC) oxidation...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282085/effects-of-12-week-supplementation-of-marine-omega-3-pufa-based-formulation-omega3q10-in-older-adults-with-prehypertension-and-or-elevated-blood-cholesterol
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Tian Shen, Guoqiang Xing, Jingfen Zhu, Shuxian Zhang, Yong Cai, Donghua Li, Gang Xu, Evan Xing, Jianyu Rao, Rong Shi
BACKGROUNDS: To study the effects of supplementation of a marine omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (n3-PUFA) formulation (Omega3Q10) in older adults with hypertension and/or hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: A total of 97 people were enrolled to receive 12-week supplementation of either Omega3Q10 (n = 48) or soybean oil (n = 49). Total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and hypertension-related symptoms were determined before and after the supplementation...
December 27, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259181/comparison-of-the-effect-of-omega-3-supplements-and-fresh-fish-on-lipid-profile-a-randomized-open-labeled-trial
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Mohammad Javad Zibaeenezhad, Maryam Ghavipisheh, Armin Attar, Amir Aslani
BACKGROUND: Dietary fish is a rich source of Omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). These compounds may have protective effect against cardiovascular events possibly by modifying lipid profiles. Consequently, fish oil supplements are produced commercially to complement low fish intake. It is not clear if both interventions have similar effects. The aim of this trial was to compare the anti-hyperlipidemic effect of omega3 fatty acid supplements with fresh fish. METHOD: A total of 106 patients with hyperlipidemia were randomized...
December 19, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258874/is-fatty-acid-composition-of-human-bone-marrow-significant-to-bone-health
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Ana María Pino, J Pablo Rodríguez
The bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT) is a conserved component of the marrow microenvironment, providing storage and release of energy and stabilizing the marrow extent. Also, it is recognized both the amount and quality of BMAT are relevant to preserve the functional relationships between BMAT, bone, and blood cell production. In this article we ponder the information supporting the tenet that the quality of BMAT is relevant to bone health. In the human adult the distribution of BMAT is heterogeneous over the entire skeleton, and both BMAT accumulation and bone loss come about with aging in healthy populations...
December 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238605/docosahexaenoic-acid-and-the-preterm-infant
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Stephanie L Smith, Christopher A Rouse
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a long chain poly-unsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) that has a role in the cognitive and visual development, as well as in the immune function of newborns. Premature infants are typically deficient in DHA for several reasons, to include fetal accretion of DHA that typically occurs during the third trimester. These premature infants are reliant on enteral sources of DHA, most commonly through breast milk. The DHA content in breast milk varies in direct correlation with maternal DHA intake and mothers consuming a Western diet typically have lower levels of DHA in their breast milk...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207295/effects-of-dietary-omega-3-and-6-supplementations-on-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-in-mice-uterus-during-window-of-pre-implantation
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Amir Fattahi, Masoud Darabi, Laya Farzadi, Ali Salmassi, Zeinab Latifi, Amir Mehdizadeh, Maghsood Shaaker, Tohid Ghasemnejad, Leila Roshangar, Mohammad Nouri
Since fatty acid composition of uterus phospholipids is likely to influence embryo implantation, this study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary omega-3 and -6 fatty acids on implantation rate as well as uterine phospholipid fatty acids composition during mice pre-implantation period. Sixty female mice were randomly distributed into:1) control (standard pellet), 2) omega-3 (standard pellet + 10% w/w of omega-3 fatty acids) and 3) omega-6 (standard pellet + 10% w/w of omega-6 fatty acids)...
November 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191512/a-unique-respiratory-adaptation-in-drosophila-independent-of-supercomplex-formation
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Satoru Shimada, Marika Oosaki, Ryoko Takahashi, Shigefumi Uene, Sachiko Yanagisawa, Tomitake Tsukihara, Kyoko Shinzawa-Itoh
Large assemblies of respiratory chain complexes, known as supercomplexes, are present in the mitochondrial membrane in mammals and yeast, as well as in some bacterial membranes. The formation of supercomplexes is thought to contribute to efficient electron transfer, stabilization of each enzyme complex, and inhibition of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. In this study, mitochondria from various organisms were solubilized with digitonin, and then the solubilized complexes were separated by blue native PAGE (BN-PAGE)...
November 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149025/fatty-acid-composition-of-dried-fruits-of-sclerocarya-birrea-diospyros-blancoi-and-landolphia-kirkii
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Athanasia O Matemu, Durotoye Adeyemi, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Ladislaus Mdee, Papiso Tshabalala, Bhekie Mamba, Titus A M Msagati
Wild fruits are commonly consumed in the rural communities of South Africa. The information on their nutritionally important fatty acids is, however, limited. Three wild fruit species, Diospyros blancoi, Landolphia kirkii and Sclerocarya birrea from Limpopo Province were selected for evaluation of fatty acid content. Fatty acids composition of dried fruits of Diospyros blancoi (Db), Landolphia kirkii (Lk) and ripe and/or overripe Sclerocarya birrea (Sb) were evaluated by a gas chromatography-time of flight-mass spectrometer (GC-TOF-MS)...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145117/biodiesel-production-from-microbial-granules-in-sequencing-batch-reactor
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Lin Liu, Yuling Hong, Xin Ye, Lili Wei, Jie Liao, Xu Huang, Chaoxiang Liu
Effect of reaction variables of in situ transesterification on the biodiesel production, and the characteristic differences of biodiesel obtained from aerobic granular sludge (AG) and algae-bacteria granular consortia (AAG) were investigated. The results indicated that the effect of variables on the biodiesel yield decreased in the order of methanol quantity > catalyst concentration > reaction time, yet the parameters change will not significantly affect biodiesel properties. The maximum biodiesel yield of AAG was 66...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125487/differential-pattern-of-phospholipid-profile%C3%A2-in-the-temporal-cortex-from-e280a-familiar-and-sporadic-alzheimer-s%C3%A2-disease-brains
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Javier Gustavo Villamil-Ortiz, Alvaro Barrera-Ocampo, Julián David Arias-Londoño, Andrés Villegas, Francisco Lopera, Gloria Patricia Cardona-Gómez
Lipids are considered important factors in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we realized a comparative analysis of the phospholipid profile and phospholipid composition of the temporal cortex from E280A-familiar AD (FAD), sporadic AD (SAD), and healthy human brains. Findings showed a significant decrease of lysophosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine formed by low levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (20 : 4, 22 : 6) in AD brains. However, phosphatidylethanolamine-ceramide and phosphoglycerol were significantly increased in SAD, conformed by high levels of (18 : 0/18 : 1) and (30/32/36 : 0/1/2), respectively...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035931/bioactive-lipids-in-osteoarthritis-risk-or-benefit
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Andreea Ioan-Facsinay, Margreet Kloppenburg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lipids are bioactive molecules that can affect several biological functions. Technological developments allowing identification of novel lipid species and the study of their function have led to a significant advance in our understanding of lipid biology and their involvement in various diseases. This is particularly relevant for diseases associated with obesity in which lipid accumulation could be involved in pathogenesis. Here, we focus on osteoarthritis, a chronic joint disease aggravated by obesity, and will present the latest findings regarding the involvement of lipids in disease development and progression...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933362/male-infertility-the-effect-of-natural-antioxidants-and-phytocompounds-on-seminal-oxidative-stress
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REVIEW
Malik Adewoyin, Muhammad Ibrahim, Ramli Roszaman, Muhammad Lokman Md Isa, Nur Aizura Mat Alewi, Ainin Azwani Abdul Rafa, Mohd Nur Nasyriq Anuar
Defective sperm function has been identified as the most common cause of infertility. The objective of this study was to review recent findings on the effects of various antioxidants on male fertility. High amounts of poly unsaturated fatty acid are found in the mammalian spermatozoa membranes, thereby making them susceptible to lipid peroxidation. Although, free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) play major roles in reproduction, they are strongly associated with oxidative stress. Furthermore, factors such as obesity, inflammation, pollutants and cigarette smoking are negatively correlated with spermatogenesis...
March 1, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915943/derivatization-enhanced-separation-and-sensitivity-of-long-chain-free-fatty-acids-application-to-asthma-using-targeted-and-non-targeted-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-approach
#17
Xiqing Bian, Baoqing Sun, Peiyan Zheng, Na Li, Jian-Lin Wu
Long chain-free fatty acids (LCFFAs) play pivotal roles in various physiological functions, like inflammation, insulin resistance, hypertension, immune cell behavior and other biological activities. However, the detection is obstructed by the low contents, structural diversity, high structural similarity, and matrix interference. Herein, a fast cholamine-derivatization, within 1 min at room temperature, coupled with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) approach was developed to determine LCFFAs in complex samples...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886991/molecular-mechanisms-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-potential-role-for-12-lipoxygenase
#18
REVIEW
Niharika Samala, Sarah A Tersey, Naga Chalasani, Ryan M Anderson, Raghavendra G Mirmira
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a spectrum of pathologies associated with fat accumulation in the liver. NAFLD is the most common cause of liver disease in the United States, affecting up to a third of the general population. It is commonly associated with features of metabolic syndrome, particularly insulin resistance. NAFLD shares the basic pathogenic mechanisms with obesity and insulin resistance, such as mitochondrial, oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress. Lipoxygenases catalyze the conversion of poly-unsaturated fatty acids in the plasma membrane-mainly arachidonic acid and linoleic acid-to produce oxidized pro-inflammatory lipid intermediates...
November 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884838/review-article-transient-receptor-potential-channels-as-possible-therapeutic-targets-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
A B Beckers, Z Z R M Weerts, Z Helyes, A A M Masclee, D Keszthelyi
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remains challenging to treat effectively. Researchers have attempted to elucidate visceral nociceptive processes in order to guide treatment development. Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels have been implied in the generation (TRPV1, TRPV4, TRPA1) and inhibition (TRPM8) of visceral pain signals. Pathological changes in their functioning have been demonstrated in inflammatory conditions, and appear to be present in IBS as well...
September 8, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869762/association-of-breast-milk-fatty-acids-with-allergic-disease-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
N T Waidyatillake, S C Dharmage, K J Allen, C J Lodge, J A Simpson, G Bowatte, M J Abramson, A J Lowe
INTRODUCTION: Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have immunoregulatory properties. Breast milk is rich in PUFA, and it has been hypothesized that these PUFAs may be important in the aetiology of allergic diseases. Despite a growing body of evidence, the associations between breast milk PUFA and allergic disease have not previously been systematically reviewed. METHODS: The search was performed in PubMed and EMBASE databases using breastfeeding, fatty acid and allergic disease terms...
September 4, 2017: Allergy
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