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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398950/a-ketone-ester-drink-increases-postexercise-muscle-glycogen-synthesis-in-humans
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David A Holdsworth, Peter J Cox, Tom Kirk, Huw Stradling, Samuel G Impey, Kieran Clarke
INTRODUCTION: Physical endurance can be limited by muscle glycogen stores, in that glycogen depletion markedly reduces external work. During carbohydrate restriction, the liver synthesises the ketone bodies, D-β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, from fatty acids. In animals and in the presence of glucose, D-β-hydroxybutyrate promotes insulin secretion and increases glycogen synthesis. Here we determined whether a dietary ketone ester, combined with plentiful glucose, can increase post-exercise glycogen synthesis in human skeletal muscle...
April 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380280/alcohol-acyl-transferase-1-links-two-distinct-volatile-pathways-that-produce-esters-and-phenylpropenes-in-apple-fruit
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Yar-Khing Yauk, Edwige J F Souleyre, Adam J Matich, Xiuyin Chen, Mindy Y Wang, Blue Plunkett, Andrew P Dare, Richard V Espley, Sumathi Tomes, David Chagné, Ross G Atkinson
Fruit accumulate a diverse set of volatiles including esters and phenylpropenes. Volatile esters are synthesised via fatty acid degradation or from amino acid precursors with the final step being catalysed by alcohol acyl transferases (AATs). Phenylpropenes are produced as a side branch of the general phenylpropanoid pathway. Major QTLs on apple (Malus x domestica) LG2 for production of the phenylpropene estragole and volatile esters (including 2-methylbutyl acetate and hexyl acetate) both co-located with the MdAAT1 gene...
April 5, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351529/analysis-of-the-regulation-of-surfactant-phosphatidylcholine-metabolism-using-stable-isotopes
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REVIEW
Joost Brandsma, Anthony D Postle
The pathways and mechanisms that regulate pulmonary surfactant synthesis, processing, secretion and catabolism have been extensively characterised using classical biochemical and analytical approaches. These have constructed a model, largely in experimental animals, for surfactant phospholipid metabolism in the alveolar epithelial cell whereby phospholipid synthesised on the endoplasmic reticulum is selectively transported to lamellar body storage vesicles, where it is subsequently processed before secretion into the alveolus...
March 25, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281303/long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-in-infants-born-at-term
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REVIEW
Bonny Jasani, Karen Simmer, Sanjay K Patole, Shripada C Rao
BACKGROUND: The long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) are considered essential for maturation of the developing brain, retina and other organs in newborn infants. Standard infant milk formulae are not supplemented with LCPUFA; they contain only alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, from which formula-fed infants must synthesise their own DHA and AA, respectively. Over the past few years, some manufacturers have added LCPUFA to formula milk and have marketed these products as providing an advantage for the overall development of full-term infants...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131860/biosynthesis-of-enantiopure-s-3-hydroxybutyrate-from-glucose-through-the-inverted-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-pathway-by-metabolically-engineered-escherichia-coli
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Andrey Yu Gulevich, Alexandra Yu Skorokhodova, Alexey V Sukhozhenko, Vladimir G Debabov
Enantiomers of 3-hydroxybutyric acid (3-HB) can be used as the chiral precursors for the production of various optically active fine chemicals, including drugs, perfumes, and pheromones. In this study, Escherichia coli was engineered to produce (S)-3-HB from glucose through the inverted reactions of the native aerobic fatty acid β-oxidation pathway. Expression of only specific genes encoding enzymes responsible for the conversion of acetyl-CoA to acetoacetyl-CoA, reduction of acetoacetyl-CoA to 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA and subsequent hydrolysis of 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA to 3-HB was directly upregulated in an engineered strain...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106181/in-vitro-kinetic-study-of-the-squalestatin-tetraketide-synthase-dehydratase-reveals-the-stereochemical-course-of-a-fungal-highly-reducing-polyketide-synthase
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Emma Liddle, Alan Scott, Li-Chen Han, David Ivison, Thomas J Simpson, Christine L Willis, Russell J Cox
Six potential diketide substrates for the squalestatin tetraketide synthase (SQTKS) dehydratase (DH) domain were synthesised as N-acetyl cysteamine thiolesters (SNAC) and tested in kinetic assays as substrates with an isolated DH domain. 3R-3-hydroxybutyryl SNAC 3R-16 was turned over by the enzyme, but its enantiomer was not. Of the four 2-methyl substrates only 2R,3R-2-methyl-3-hydroxybutyryl SNAC 2R,3R-8 was a substrate. Combined with stereochemical information from the isolated SQTKS enoyl reductase (ER) domain, our results provide a near complete stereochemical description of the first cycle of beta-modification reactions of a fungal highly reducing polyketide synthase (HR-PKS)...
January 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103313/mycobacterium-marinum-degrades-both-triacylglycerols-and-phospholipids-from-its-dictyostelium-host-to-synthesise-its-own-triacylglycerols-and-generate-lipid-inclusions
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Caroline Barisch, Thierry Soldati
During a tuberculosis infection and inside lipid-laden foamy macrophages, fatty acids (FAs) and sterols are the major energy and carbon source for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacteria can be found both inside a vacuole and the cytosol, but how this impacts their access to lipids is not well appreciated. Lipid droplets (LDs) store FAs in form of triacylglycerols (TAGs) and are energy reservoirs of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Using the Dictyostelium discoideum/Mycobacterium marinum infection model we showed that M...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997038/inflammation-of-peripheral-tissues-and-injury-to-peripheral-nerves-induce-differing-effects-in-the-expression-of-the-calcium-sensitive-n-arachydonoylethanolamine-synthesizing-enzyme-and-related-molecules-in-rat-primary-sensory-neurons
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João Sousa-Valente, Angelika Varga, Jose Vicente Torres-Perez, Agnes Jenes, John Wahba, Ken Mackie, Benjamin Cravatt, Natsuo Ueda, Kazuhito Tsuboi, Peter Santha, Gabor Jancso, Hiren Tailor, António Avelino, Istvan Nagy
Elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration induces the synthesis of N-arachydonoylethanolamine (anandamide) in a subpopulation of primary sensory neurons. N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine phospholipase D (NAPE-PLD) is the only known enzyme that synthesizes anandamide in a Ca(2+) -dependent manner. NAPE-PLD mRNA as well as anandamide's main targets, the excitatory transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 ion channel (TRPV1), the inhibitory cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptor, and the main anandamide-hydrolyzing enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), are all expressed by subpopulations of nociceptive primary sensory neurons...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995607/longchain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Kwi Moon, Shripada C Rao, Sven M Schulzke, Sanjay K Patole, Karen Simmer
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists over whether longchain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are essential nutrients for preterm infants because they may not be able to synthesise sufficient amounts of LCPUFA to meet the needs of the developing brain and retina. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether supplementation of formula milk with LCPUFA is safe and of benefit to preterm infants. The main areas of interest were the effects of supplementation on the visual function, development and growth of preterm infants...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836993/diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-2-links-glucose-utilization-to-fatty-acid-oxidation-in-the-brown-adipocytes
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Zehra Irshad, Federica Dimitri, Mark Christian, Victor A Zammit
Brown adipose tissue uptake of glucose and fatty acids is very high during nonshivering thermogenesis. Adrenergic stimulation markedly increases glucose uptake, de novo lipogenesis, and FA oxidation simultaneously. The mechanism that enables this concerted response has hitherto been unknown. Here, we find that in primary brown adipocytes and brown adipocyte-derived cell line (IMBAT-1), acute inhibition and longer-term knockdown of DGAT2 links the increased de novo synthesis of fatty acids from glucose to a pool of TAG that is simultaneously hydrolyzed, providing FA for mitochondrial oxidation...
January 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722687/total-synthesis-of-odoamide-a-novel-cyclic-depsipeptide-from-an-okinawan-marine-cyanobacterium
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Masato Kaneda, Kosuke Sueyoshi, Toshiaki Teruya, Hiroaki Ohno, Nobutaka Fujii, Shinya Oishi
Odoamide is a novel cyclic depsipeptide with highly potent cytotoxic activity isolated from the Okinawan marine cyanobacterium Okeania sp. It contains a 26-membered macrocycle composed of a fatty acid moiety, a peptide segment and isoleucic acid. Four possible stereoisomers of the odoamide polyketide substructure were synthesised using a chiral pool approach. The first total synthesis of odoamide was also successfully achieved. The structure of synthetic odoamide was verified by comparing its NMR spectra with those of the natural product...
September 26, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650910/inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-bia-10-2474-in-rat-brain
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Junchao Tong, Romina Mizrahi, Sylvain Houle, Stephen J Kish, Isabelle Boileau, Jose Nobrega, Pablo M Rusjan, Alan A Wilson
In a recent clinical trial, the drug BIA 10-2474, a putative fatty acid amide hydrolase(FAAH) inhibitor, was responsible for severe adverse events (SAEs), including one death. To date, there has been little reliable information divulged about the potency of BIA 10-2474 at FAAH in the central nervous system. We synthesised BIA 10-2474 and determined its ability to inhibit FAAH ex vivo in rat brain using a FAAH selective radiotracer. BIA 10-2474 proved to be a potent FAAH inhibitor with IC50s of 50-70 µg/kg (i...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515430/white-matter-integrity-in-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-discussion-of-the-role-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
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Nandita Vijayakumar, Cali Bartholomeusz, Thomas Whitford, Daniel F Hermens, Barnaby Nelson, Simon Rice, Sarah Whittle, Christos Pantelis, Patrick McGorry, Miriam R Schäfer, G Paul Amminger
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is thought to be a neurodevelopmental disorder with pathophysiological processes beginning in the brain prior to the emergence of clinical symptoms. Recent evidence from neuroimaging studies using techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging has identified white matter abnormalities that are suggestive of disrupted brain myelination and neuronal connectivity. Identifying whether such effects exist in individuals at high risk for developing psychosis may help with prevention and early intervention strategies...
2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405874/metabolomics-profiling-of-the-free-and-total-oxidised-lipids-in-urine-by-lc-ms-ms-application-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Junzeng Fu, Johannes C Schoeman, Amy C Harms, Herman A van Wietmarschen, Rob J Vreeken, Ruud Berger, Bart V J Cuppen, Floris P J G Lafeber, Jan van der Greef, Thomas Hankemeier
Oxidised lipids, covering enzymatic and auto-oxidation-synthesised mediators, are important signalling metabolites in inflammation while also providing a readout for oxidative stress, both of which are prominent physiological processes in a plethora of diseases. Excretion of these metabolites via urine is enhanced through the phase-II conjugation with glucuronic acid, resulting in increased hydrophilicity of these lipid mediators. Here, we developed a bovine liver-β-glucuronidase hydrolysing sample preparation method, using liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry to analyse the total urinary oxidised lipid profile including the prostaglandins, isoprostanes, dihydroxy-fatty acids, hydroxy-fatty acids and the nitro-fatty acids...
September 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27373754/unsaturated-fatty-acids-lactose-esters-cytotoxicity-permeability-enhancement-and-antimicrobial-activity
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Simone Lucarini, Laura Fagioli, Raffaella Campana, Hannah Cole, Andrea Duranti, Wally Baffone, Driton Vllasaliu, Luca Casettari
Sugar based surfactants conjugated with fatty acid chains are an emerging broad group of highly biocompatible and biodegradable compounds with established and potential future applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. In this work, we investigated absorption enhancing and antimicrobial properties of disaccharide lactose, monoesterified with unsaturated fatty acids through an enzymatic synthetic approach. After chemical and cytotoxicity characterizations, their permeability enhancing activity was demonstrated using intestinal Caco-2 monolayers through transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and permeability studies...
October 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27090442/protection-against-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-using-a-fasciola-hepatica-derived-fatty-acid-binding-protein-from-different-delivery-systems
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Belén Vicente, Julio López-Abán, Jose Rojas-Caraballo, Esther del Olmo, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Antonio Muro
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a water-borne disease afflicting over 261 million people in many areas of the developing countries with high morbidity and mortality. The control relies mainly on treatment with praziquantel. Fatty acid binding proteins (FABP) have demonstrated high levels of immune-protection against trematode infections. This study reports the immunoprotection induced by cross-reacting Fasciola hepatica FABP, native (nFh12) and recombinantly expressed using two different expression systems Escherichia coli (rFh15) and baculovirus (rFh15b) against Schistosoma mansoni infection...
April 18, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27066395/field-trial-evaluation-of-the-accumulation-of-omega-3-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-transgenic-camelina-sativa-making-fish-oil-substitutes-in-plants
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Sarah Usher, Richard P Haslam, Noemi Ruiz-Lopez, Olga Sayanova, Johnathan A Napier
The global consumption of fish oils currently exceeds one million tonnes, with the natural de novo source of these important fatty acids forming the base of marine foodwebs. Here we describe the first field-based evaluation of a terrestrial source of these essential nutrients, synthesised in the seeds of transgenic Camelina sativa plants via the heterologous reconstitution of the omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthetic pathway. Our data demonstrate the robust nature of this novel trait, and the feasibility of making fish oils in genetically modified crops...
December 2015: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27066394/microbial-production-of-1-octanol-a-naturally-excreted-biofuel-with-diesel-like-properties
#18
M Kalim Akhtar, Hariharan Dandapani, Kati Thiel, Patrik R Jones
The development of sustainable, bio-based technologies to convert solar energy and carbon dioxide into fuels is a grand challenge. A core part of this challenge is to produce a fuel that is compatible with the existing transportation infrastructure. This task is further compounded by the commercial desire to separate the fuel from the biotechnological host. Based on its fuel characteristics, 1-octanol was identified as an attractive metabolic target with diesel-like properties. We therefore engineered a synthetic pathway specifically for the biosynthesis of 1-octanol in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) by over-expression of three enzymes (thioesterase, carboxylic acid reductase and aldehyde reductase) and one maturation factor (phosphopantetheinyl transferase)...
December 2015: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27063583/omega-3-fatty-acids-for-the-treatment-of-dementia
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REVIEW
Marion Burckhardt, Max Herke, Tobias Wustmann, Stefan Watzke, Gero Langer, Astrid Fink
BACKGROUND: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFAs) from fish and plant sources are commonly considered as a promising non-medical alternative to improve brain functions and slow down the progression of dementia. This assumption is mostly based on findings of preclinical studies and epidemiological research. Resulting explanatory models aim at the role omega-3 PUFAs play in the development and integrity of the brain's neurons, their protective antioxidative effect on cell membranes and potential neurochemical mechanisms directly related to Alzheimer-specific pathology...
April 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26979759/the-role-of-triacylglycerol-in-cardiac-energy-provision
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REVIEW
Rhys D Evans, David Hauton
Triacylglycerols (TAGs) constitute the main energy storage resource in mammals, by virtue of their high energy density. This in turn is a function of their highly reduced state and hydrophobicity. Limited water solubility, however, imposes specific requirements for delivery and uptake mechanisms on TAG-utilising tissues, including the heart, as well as intracellular disposition. TAGs constitute potentially the major energy supply for working myocardium, both through blood-borne provision and as intracellular TAG within lipid droplets, but also provide the heart with fatty acids (FAs) which the myocardium cannot itself synthesise but are required for glycerolipid derivatives with (non-energetic) functions, including membrane phospholipids and lipid signalling molecules...
October 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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