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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670015/extracellular-vesicles-as-conveyors-of-membrane-derived-bioactive-lipids-in-immune-system
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Krizia Sagini, Eva Costanzi, Carla Emiliani, Sandra Buratta, Lorena Urbanelli
Over the last 20 years, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been established as an additional way to transmit signals outside the cell. They are membrane-surrounded structures of nanometric size that can either originate from the membrane invagination of multivesicular bodies of the late endosomal compartment (exosomes) or bud from the plasma membrane (microvesicles). They contain proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids—namely miRNA, but also mRNA and lncRNA—which are derived from the parental cell, and have been retrieved in every fluid of the body...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648443/shedding-light-on-the-molecular-pathology-of-amyloid-plaques-in-transgenic-alzheimer-s-disease-mice-using-multimodal-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#2
Ibrahim Kaya, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Jörg Hanrieder
Senile plaques formed by aggregated amyloid β peptides are one of the major pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) which have been suggested to be the primary influence triggering the AD pathogenesis and the rest of the disease process. However, neurotoxic Aβ aggregation and progression are associated with a wide range of enigmatic biochemical, biophysical and genetic processes. MALDI imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) is a label-free method to elucidate the spatial distribution patterns of intact molecules in biological tissue sections...
April 12, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615816/distinct-metabolic-features-differentiating-flt3-itd-aml-from-flt3-wt-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Bradley Stockard, Timothy Garrett, Joy Guingab-Cagmat, Soheil Meshinchi, Jatinder Lamba
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease with dismal response warranting the need for enhancing our understanding of AML biology. One prognostic feature associated with inferior response is the presence of activating mutations in FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) especially occurrence of internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD). Although poorly understood, differential metabolic and signaling pathways associated with FLT3-ITD might contribute towards the observed poor prognosis. We performed a non-targeted global metabolic profiling of matched cell and plasma samples obtained at diagnosis to establish metabolic differences within FLT3-ITD and FLT3-WT pediatric AML...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607888/cholesterol-induced-formation-of-liquid-ordered-phase-like-structures-in-non-phospholipid-systems
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Yoshikazu Konno, Akio Yoshimura, Noboru Naito, Kenji Aramaki
The formation of liquid ordered (Lo ) phase-like structures in stearyltrimethylammonium chloride/cholesterol/1,3-butanediol/water and hepta(oxyethylen) octadecyl ether/cholesterol/1,3-butanediol/water systems was investigated. Differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray scattering measurements confirmed that Lo phase-like structures were formed in both surfactant/cholesterol systems, similar to the lysophospholipid/cholesterol system. It was revealed that the concentration of cholesterol at which only Lo phase-like structures are formed increases in the order stearyltrimethylammonium chloride < lysophospholipid < hepta(oxyethylen) octadecyl ether...
2018: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587213/stereoselective-bioaccumulation-of-chiral-pcb-91-in-earthworm-and-its-metabolomic-and-lipidomic-responses
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Zeying He, Yuehua Wang, Yanwei Zhang, Haiyan Cheng, Xiaowei Liu
Stereoselective bioaccumulation, elimination, metabolomic and lipidomic responses of earthworm Eisenia fetida exposed to chiral polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) 91 in an earthworm-soil system were investigated. Preferential bioaccumulation of (-)-PCB 91 and elimination of (+)-PCB 91 were observed following 50 and 500 μg/kgdwt exposures. Enantiomer fraction (EF) values decreased over time during the uptake and elimination periods. Metabolomics and lipidomics techniques based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-QTOF-MS) revealed significant changes in 108 metabolites after earthworms exposure to (+)-, (-)-, and (±)-PCB 91, compared to control groups...
March 24, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557170/substantial-decrease-in-plasmalogen-in-the-heart-associated-with-tafazzin-deficiency
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Tomohiro Kimura, Atsuko Kimura, Mindong Ren, Bob Berno, Yang Xu, Michael Schlame, Richard M Epand
Tafazzin is the mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes transacylation between a phospholipid and a lysophospholipid in remodeling. Mutations in tafazzin cause Barth syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disease with the major symptom of cardiomyopathy. In the tafazzin-deficient heart, cardiolipin (CL) acyl chains become abnormally heterogeneous unlike those in the normal heart with a single dominant linoleoyl species; tetralinoleoyl CL. In addition, the amount of CL decreases and monolysocardiolipin (MLCL) accumulates...
March 20, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521466/lipidomics-of-cho-cell-bioprocessing-relation-to-cell-growth-and-specific-productivity-of-a-monoclonal-antibody
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Amr S Ali, Ravali Raju, Somak Ray, Rashmi Kshirsagar, Alan Gilbert, Li Zang, Barry L Karger
As the demand for biological therapeutic proteins rises, there is an increasing need for robust and highly efficient bioprocesses, specifically, maximizing protein production by controlling the cellular nutritional and metabolic needs. A comprehensive lipidomics analysis has been performed, for the first time, over the time course of CHO cells producing an IgG1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) with fed batch 5 L bioreactors. The dynamic nature and importance of the CHO lipidome, especially on cellular growth and specific productivity, is demonstrated...
March 9, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505564/purification-and-characterization-of-the-first-%C3%AE-phospholipase-inhibitor-%C3%AE-pli-from-bothrops-jararaca-snake-serum
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Caroline Serino-Silva, Karen Morais-Zani, Marcos Hikari Toyama, Daniela de Oliveira Toyama, Henrique Hessel Gaeta, Caroline Fabri Bittencourt Rodrigues, Wéslei da Silva Aguiar, Alexandre Keiji Tashima, Kathleen Fernandes Grego, Anita Mitico Tanaka-Azevedo
Phospholipases A2 (PLA2) are enzymes acting on the cell membrane phospholipids resulting in fatty acids and lysophospholipids and deconstructing the cell membrane. This protein is commonly found in snake venoms, causing tissue inflammation in the affected area. Evidence indicates that snakes have natural resistance to their own venom due to protective properties in plasma, that inhibit the action of proteins present in their venom. Given that, this study aimed to purify and characterize a γPLI from Bothrops jararaca serum, named γBjPLI...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500864/association-between-serum-autotaxin-or-phosphatidylserine-specific-phospholipase-a1-levels-and-melanoma
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Makoto Kurano, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Takuya Miyagawa, Koji Igarashi, Satoshi Shimamoto, Hitoshi Ikeda, Junken Aoki, Shinichi Sato, Yutaka Yatomi
Autotaxin (ATX), a producing enzyme for lysophosphatidic acids, was first identified from the medium of a melanoma cell line and has been considered to be one of the candidate targets to treat melanoma; however, the association between serum ATX and melanoma in human subjects has not been elucidated. Along with ATX, phosphatidylserine-specific phospholipase A1 (PS-PLA1 ) is a producing enzyme for lysophosphatidylserine, a similar glycero-lysophospholipid mediator to lysophosphatidic acids. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the association between serum ATX or PS-PLA1 levels and melanoma...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499610/metabolomics-reveal-optimal-grain-pre-processing-milling-toward-rice-koji-fermentation
#10
Sunmin Lee, Da Eun Lee, Digar Singh, Choong Hwan Lee
A time-correlated mass spectrometry (MS) based metabolic profiling was performed for rice koji made using the substrates with varying degrees of milling (DOM). Overall, 67 primary and secondary metabolites were observed as significantly discriminant among different samples. Notably, a higher abundance of carbohydrate (sugars, sugar alcohols, organic acids, phenolic acids) and lipid (fatty acids, lysophospholipids) derived metabolites with enhanced hydrolytic enzyme activities were observed for koji made with substrate's DOM 5-7, at 36 h...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480526/lysophosphatidic-acid-induced-increase-in-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-facilitates-the-forgetting-of-cocaine-contextual-memory
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David Ladrón de Guevara-Miranda, Román Darío Moreno-Fernández, Sara Gil-Rodríguez, Cristina Rosell-Valle, Guillermo Estivill-Torrús, Antonia Serrano, Francisco J Pavón, Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca, Luis J Santín, Estela Castilla-Ortega
Erasing memories of cocaine-stimuli associations might have important clinical implications for addiction therapy. Stimulating hippocampal plasticity by enhancing adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) is a promising strategy because the addition of new neurons may not only facilitate new learning but also modify previous connections and weaken retrograde memories. To investigate whether increasing AHN prompted the forgetting of previous contextual cocaine associations, mice trained in a cocaine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm were administered chronic intracerebroventricular infusions of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA, an endogenous lysophospholipid with pro-neurogenic actions), ki16425 (an LPA1/3 receptor antagonist) or a vehicle solution, and they were tested 23 days later for CPP retention and extinction...
February 26, 2018: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469952/profiling-and-imaging-of-phospholipids-in-brains-of-abcd1-deficient-mice
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Kotaro Hama, Yuko Fujiwara, Masashi Morita, Fumiyoshi Yamazaki, Yuko Nakashima, Shiro Takei, Shigeo Takashima, Mitsutoshi Setou, Nobuyuki Shimozawa, Tsuneo Imanaka, Kazuaki Yokoyama
ABCD1 is a gene responsible for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), and is critical for the transport of very long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA) into peroxisomes and subsequent β-oxidation. VLCFA-containing lipids accumulate in X-ALD patients, although the effect of ABCD1-deficiency on each lipid species in the central nervous system has not been fully characterized. In this study, each phospholipid and lysophospholipid species in Abcd1-deficient mice brains were profiled by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
February 22, 2018: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415945/validating-a-selective-s1p1-receptor-modulator-syl930-for-psoriasis-treatment
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Ming Ji, Nina Xue, Fangfang Lai, Xiaoying Zhang, Sen Zhang, Yuchen Wang, Jing Jin, Xiaoguang Chen
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by red, scaly and raised plaques. Thus far, T-cell infiltration is one of the most prominent pathogenic triggers, however, the exact molecular mechanisms underlying psoriasis have not been clearly established. Sphingolipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a lysophospholipid regulator modulating a variety of immune cell trafficking via interactions with its cognate receptors, S1P1-5. Activation of S1P signaling has recently emerged as a novel therapeutic avenue for psoriasis treatment...
February 7, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411327/gene-variants-of-the-phosphatidylcholine-synthesis-pathway-do-not-contribute-to-rds-in%C3%A2-the-chinese-population
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Yu-Jun Chen, Julia Meyer, Jennifer A Wambach, Kelcey DePass, Daniel J Wegner, Xin Fan, Qun-Yuan Zhang, Heins Hillary, F Sessions Cole, Aaron Hamvas
BACKGROUND: To determine population-based prevalence and disease contribution of phosphatidylcholine synthetic pathway-associated gene variants in a native southern Chinese cohort. METHODS: We used bloodspots from 2010 that were obtained from the Guangxi Neonatal Screening Center in Nannning China and included the Han (n = 443) and Zhuang (n = 313) ethnic groups. We sequenced the exons of cholinephosphate cytidylyltransferase (PCYT1B) lysophospholipid acyltransferase 1 (LPCAT1), and cholinephosphotransferase (CHPT1) genes, and analyzed both rare and common exonic variants...
February 6, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390908/towards-a-better-understanding-of-the-cannabinoid-related-orphan-receptors-gpr3-gpr6-and-gpr12
#15
Paula Morales, Israa Isawi, Patricia H Reggio
GPR3, GPR6, and GPR12 are three orphan receptors that belong to the Class A family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). These GPCRs share over 60% of sequence similarity among them. Because of their close phylogenetic relationship, GPR3, GPR6, and GPR12 share a high percentage of homology with other lipid receptors such as the lysophospholipid and the cannabinoid receptors. On the basis of sequence similarities at key structural motifs, these orphan receptors have been related to the cannabinoid family. However, further experimental data are required to confirm this association...
February 1, 2018: Drug Metabolism Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387000/intermittent-fasting-applied-in-combination-with-rotenone-treatment-exacerbates-dopamine-neurons-degeneration-in-mice
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Giuseppe Tatulli, Nico Mitro, Stefano M Cannata, Matteo Audano, Donatella Caruso, Giovanna D'Arcangelo, Daniele Lettieri-Barbato, Katia Aquilano
Intermittent fasting (IF) was suggested to be a powerful nutritional strategy to prevent the onset of age-related neurodegenerative diseases associated with compromised brain bioenergetics. Whether the application of IF in combination with a mitochondrial insult could buffer the neurodegenerative process has never been explored yet. Herein, we defined the effects of IF in C57BL/6J mice treated once per 24 h with rotenone (Rot) for 28 days. Rot is a neurotoxin that inhibits the mitochondrial complex I and causes dopamine neurons degeneration, thus reproducing the neurodegenerative process observed in Parkinson's disease (PD)...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370801/expression-of-cocoa-genes-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-improves-cocoa-butter-production
#17
Yongjun Wei, David Bergenholm, Michael Gossing, Verena Siewers, Jens Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Cocoa butter (CB) extracted from cocoa beans (Theobroma cacao) is the main raw material for chocolate production, but CB supply is insufficient due to the increased chocolate demand and limited CB production. CB is mainly composed of three different kinds of triacylglycerols (TAGs), 1,3-dipalmitoyl-2-oleoyl-glycerol (POP, C16:0-C18:1-C16:0), 1-palmitoyl-3-stearoyl-2-oleoyl-glycerol (POS, C16:0-C18:1-C18:0) and 1,3-distearoyl-2-oleoyl-glycerol (SOS, C18:0-C18:1-C18:0). In general, Saccharomyces cerevisiae produces TAGs as storage lipids, which consist of C16 and C18 fatty acids...
January 25, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348168/the-phospholipid-repair-system-lplt-aas-in-gram-negative-bacteria-protects-the-bacterial-membrane-envelope-from-host-phospholipase-a-2-attack
#18
Yibin Lin, Mikhail Bogdanov, Shuo Lu, Ziqiang Guan, William Margolin, Jerrold Weiss, Lei Zheng
Secretory phospholipases A2 (sPLA2 s) are potent components of mammalian innate-immunity antibacterial mechanisms. sPLA2 enzymes attack bacteria by hydrolyzing bacterial membrane phospholipids, causing membrane disorganization and cell lysis. However, most Gram-negative bacteria are naturally resistant to sPLA2 Here we report a novel resistance mechanism to mammalian sPLA2 in Escherichia coli , mediated by a phospholipid repair system consisting of the lysophospholipid transporter LplT and the acyltransferase Aas in the cytoplasmic membrane...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312587/tumour-microenvironmental-blood-flow-determines-a-metabolomic-signature-identifying-lysophospholipids-and-resolvin-d-as-biomarkers-in-endometrial-cancer-patients
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Núria Eritja, Mariona Jové, Kristine Eldevik Fasmer, Sònia Gatius, Manuel Portero-Otin, Jone Trovik, Camilla Krakstad, Joaquim Sol, Reinald Pamplona, Ingfrid S Haldorsen, Xavier Matias-Guiu
Purpose: We aimed to study the potential influence of tumour blood flow -obtained from dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI)- in the metabolomic profiles of endometrial tumours. Methods: Liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry established the metabolomic profile of endometrial cancer lesions exhibiting high (n=12) or low (n=14) tumour blood flow at DCE-MRI. Univariate and multivariate statistics (ortho-PLS-DA, a random forest (RF) classifier and hierarchical clustering) and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were used to establish a panel for potentially discriminating tumours with high versus low blood flow...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307082/biomarkers-in-spinal-cord-injury-from-prognosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Leonardo Fonseca Rodrigues, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Tania Cristina Leite de Sampaio E Spohr
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is considered an incurable condition, having a heterogenous recovery and uncertain prognosis. Therefore, a reliable prediction of the improvement in the acute phase could benefit patients. Physicians are unanimous in insisting that at the initial damage of the spinal cord (SC), the patient should be carefully evaluated in order to help selecting an appropriate neuroprotective treatment. However, currently, neurologic impairment after SCI is measured and classified by functional examination...
January 6, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
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