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Fatty acid synthetase

Zhenle Yang, Hongying Ji, Dantong Liu
Cyperus esculentus is unique in that it can accumulate rich oil in tuber. However, the underlying mechanism of tuber oil biosynthesis is still unclear. Our transcriptional analyses of the pathways from pyruvate production up to triacylglycerol (TAG) accumulation in tuber revealed many distinct species-specific lipid expression patterns from oil seeds and fruits, indicating that in C. esculentus tuber, (1) carbon flux from sucrose toward plastid pyruvate could be produced mostly through cytosolic glycolytic pathway, (2) acetyl-CoA synthetase might be an important contributor to acetyl-CoA formation for plastid fatty acid biosynthesis, (3) expression pattern for stearoyl-ACP desaturase was associated with high oleic acid composition, (4) it was most likely that endoplasmic reticulum-associated acyl-CoA synthetase played a significant role in the export of fatty acids between the plastid and ER, (5) lipid phosphate phosphatase (LPP)-δ was most probably related to the formation of DAG pool in Kennedy pathway, (6) diacylglyceroltransacylase 2 (DGAT2) and phospholipid:diacylglycerolacyltransferase 1 (PDAT1) might play crucial roles in tuber oil biosynthesis...
October 13, 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
Jeong Mo Bae, Jung Ho Kim, Hyeon Jeong Oh, Hye Eun Park, Tae Hun Lee, Nam-Yun Cho, Gyeong Hoon Kang
Acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 is an emerging key enzyme for cancer metabolism, which supplies acetyl-CoA for tumor cells by capturing acetate as a carbon source under stressed conditions. However, implications of acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 in colorectal carcinoma may differ from other malignancies, because normal colonocytes use short-chain fatty acids as an energy source, which are supplied by fermentation of the intestinal flora. Here we analyzed acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 mRNA expression by reverse-transcription quantitative PCR in paired normal mucosa and tumor tissues of 12 colorectal carcinomas, and subsequently evaluated acetyl-CoA synthetase-2 protein expression by immunohistochemistry in 157 premalignant colorectal lesions, including 60 conventional adenomas and 97 serrated polyps, 1,106 surgically resected primary colorectal carcinomas, and 23 metastatic colorectal carcinomas in the liver...
October 7, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Haiyan Zhang, Wen-Jun Shen, Yihang Li, Alex Bittner, Stefanie Bittner, Juveria Tabassum, Yuan F Cortez, Fredric B Kraemer, Salman Azhar
Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), the main metabolite of Creosote Bush, has been shown to have profound effects on the core components of metabolic syndrome, including lowering of blood glucose, free fatty acids and triglyceride levels, attenuating elevated blood pressure in several rodent models of dyslipidemia, and improving body weight, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension. In the present study, a high-fructose diet fed rat model of hypertriglyceridemia, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis was employed to investigate the global transcriptional changes in the lipid metabolizing pathways in three insulin sensitive tissues: liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue in response to chronic dietary administration of NDGA...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
Kouji Kojima, Sumie Keta, Kazuma Uesaka, Akihiro Kato, Nobuyuki Takatani, Kunio Ihara, Tatsuo Omata, Makiko Aichi
Cyanobacterial mutants defective in acyl-acyl carrier protein synthetase (Aas) secrete free fatty acids (FFAs) into the external medium and hence have been used for the studies aimed at photosynthetic production of biofuels. While the wild-type strain of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is highly sensitive to exogenously added linolenic acid, mutants defective in the aas gene are known to be resistant to the externally provided fatty acid. In this study, the wild-type Synechocystis cells were shown to be sensitive to lauric, oleic, and linoleic acids as well, and the resistance to these fatty acids was shown to be enhanced by inactivation of the aas gene...
October 4, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Karen Vignale, Justina V Caldas, Judy A England, Nirun Boonsinchai, Andrew Magnuson, Erik D Pollock, Sami Dridi, Casey M Owens, Craig N Coon
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of white striping ( WS: ) of broiler breast muscle (Pectoralis major) on protein turnover and gene expression of genes related to protein degradation and fatty acid synthesis. A total of 560 day-old male broiler chicks Cobb 500 were allocated in a total of 16 pens, 35 chicks per pen. A completely randomized design was conducted with a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement (2 scores: severe and normal, and 3 breast meat samples sites). At d 60, 20 birds were randomly selected, euthanized, and scored for white striping...
September 24, 2016: Poultry Science
Mariko Kumagawa, Naoki Matsumoto, Yukinobu Watanabe, Midori Hirayama, Takao Miura, Hiroshi Nakagawara, Masahiro Ogawa, Shunichi Matsuoka, Mitsuhiko Moriyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Masahiko Sugitani
Hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) was recently classified into four pathological subtypes. There have been few studies describing the findings of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) of each type. Our case concerns a 78-year-old man who had undergone routine medical check-ups for hepatitis C for 11 years. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a 28 mm, hypo-echoic mass in the segment 4 of the liver. His integrating amount of drinking was 670 kg convert into ethanol. CEUS with Sonazoid demonstrated mild uniform hypo-enhancement with inflow of microbubbles from the periphery of the tumor in the arterial phase, and heterogeneously hypo-enhancement in the post vascular phase...
September 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Bruno G Teodoro, Igor H Sampaio, Lucas H M Bomfim, André L Queiroz, Leonardo R Silveira, Anderson O Souza, Anna M A P Fernandes, Marcos N Eberlin, Tai-Yu Huang, Donghai Zheng, P Darrell Neufer, Ronald N Cortright, Luciane C Alberici
Long-chain Acyl-CoA Synthetases (ACSL 1 to 6) are key enzymes regulating partitioning of acyl-CoA species toward different metabolic fates such as lipid synthesis or β-oxidation. Despite the understanding that ecotopic lipid accumulation in skeletal muscle is associated with metabolic diseases like obesity and Type II Diabetes, the role of specific ACSL isoforms in lipid synthesis remains unclear. Herein we describe for the first time the presence of ACSL6 mRNA in human skeletal muscle and the role that ACSL6 plays in lipid synthesis in both rodent and human skeletal muscle...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Yang Yang, Yuyao Feng, Xiaowei Zhang, Takero Nakajima, Naoki Tanaka, Eiko Sugiyama, Yuji Kamijo, Toshifumi Aoyama
Very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) catalyzes the first reaction in the mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation pathway. VLCAD deficiency is associated with the accumulation of fat in multiple organs and tissues, which results in specific clinical features including cardiomyopathy, cardiomegaly, muscle weakness, and hepatic dysfunction in infants. We speculated that the abnormal fatty acid metabolism in VLCAD-deficient individuals might cause cell necrosis by fatty acid toxicity. The accumulation of fatty acids may activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR), a master regulator of fatty acid metabolism and a potent nuclear receptor for free fatty acids...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Karen P Briski, Fahaad S H Alenazi, Manita Shakya, Paul W Sylvester
Estradiol (E) mitigates acute and postacute adverse effects of 12 hr-food deprivation (FD) on energy balance. Hindbrain 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) regulates hyperphagic and hypothalamic metabolic neuropeptide and norepinephrine responses to FD in an E-dependent manner. Energy-state information from AMPK-expressing hindbrain A2 noradrenergic neurons shapes neural responses to metabolic imbalance. Here we investigate the hypothesis that FD causes divergent changes in A2 AMPK activity in E- vs...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Xiaoling Chen, Yanliu Luo, Ruisheng Wang, Bo Zhou, Zhiqing Huang, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Guangmang Liu
Fatty acid transport protein 1 (FATP1) plays an important role in the fatty acid transmembrane transport and fat deposition. However, its role in porcine intramuscular preadipocytes proliferation and differentiation remain poorly understood. Here, we examined the effects of pFATP1 on porcine intramuscular preadipocytes proliferation and differentiation. Overexpression of pFATP1 in porcine intramuscular preadipocytes significantly promoted the proliferation of porcine intramuscular preadipocytes, and also significantly upregulated the expressions of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ, CCAAT enhancer binding protein α, lipoprotein lipase, fatty acid synthetase and perilipin 1...
September 12, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
Bin Jia, Yanzi Song, Min Wu, Baicheng Lin, Kang Xiao, Zhangli Hu, Ying Huang
BACKGROUND: Microalgae biofuel has become the most promising renewable energy over the past few years. But limitations still exist because of its high cost. Although, efforts have been made in enhancement of lipid productivity, the major cost problem in harvesting and oil extraction is still intractable. Thus, the idea of fatty acids (FAs) secretion which can massively facilitate algae harvesting and oil extraction was investigated here. RESULTS: The cDNAs of two long-chain acyl-CoA synthetases (LACSs) genes were cloned from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and named as cracs1 and cracs2...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
Li Zhang, Jianghua Wang, Yongquan Wang, Yiqun Zhang, Patricia Castro, Longjiang Shao, Arun Sreekumar, Nagireddy Putluri, Nilanjan Guha, Saligrama Deepak, Arunkumar Padmanaban, Chad J Creighton, Michael Ittmann
Incidence and mortality rates for prostate cancer (PCa) are higher in African-American (AA) men than European American (EA) men, but the biological basis for this disparity is unclear. We carried out a detailed analysis of gene expression changes in PCa compared to their matched benign tissues in a cohort of AA men and compared them to existing data from EA men. In this manner, we identified MNX1 as a novel oncogene upregulated to a relatively greater degree in PCa from AA men. Androgen and AKT signaling play a central role in the pathogenesis of PCa and we found that both of these signaling pathways increased MNX1 expression...
August 30, 2016: Cancer Research
Hongxia Liu, Xiaoxu Qu, Ling Gao, Shengming Zhao, Zhaoxin Lu, Chong Zhang, Xiaomei Bie
Gene knockout is an important approach to improve the production of antimicrobial compounds. B. subtilis PB2-LS10, derived from B. subtilis PB2-L by a surfactin synthetase (srf) genes knockout, exhibits stronger inhibitory action than its parental strain against all tested pathogenic bacteria and fungi. The antimicrobial extracts produced by B. subtilis PB2-L and B. subtilis PB2-LS10 respectively were characterized by the high-resolution LC-ESI-MS. To provide further insight into the distinct antimicrobial activities, we investigated the impact of the srf genes deletion on the growth and gene transcriptional profile of the strains...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
Jing Xu, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
The effects of dietary protein levels on the disease resistance, gill immune function and physical barrier function of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) were investigated in this study. A total of 540 grass carp (264.11 ± 0.76 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of protein (143.1, 176.7, 217.2, 257.5, 292.2 and 322.8 g digestible protein kg(-1) diet) for 8 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Flavobacterium columnare for 3 days. The results indicated that optimal levels of dietary protein had the following effects: (1) the production of antibacterial components increased, and anti-inflammatory cytokines, inhibitor of κBα, target of rapamycin and ribosomal protein S6 kinases 1 mRNA levels were up-regulated, whereas mRNA levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) P65, NF-κB P52, IκB kinase (IKK) α, IKKβ, IKKγ, eIF4E-binding proteins (4E-BP) 1 and 4E-BP2 were down-regulated in the gills of grass carp (P < 0...
October 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Qianghua Xia, Alessandra Chesi, Elisabetta Manduchi, Brian T Johnston, Sumei Lu, Michelle E Leonard, Ursula W Parlin, Eric F Rappaport, Peng Huang, Andrew D Wells, Gerd A Blobel, Matthew E Johnson, Struan F A Grant
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: One of the most strongly associated type 2 diabetes loci reported to date resides within the TCF7L2 gene. Previous studies point to the T allele of rs7903146 in intron 3 as the causal variant at this locus. We aimed to identify the actual gene(s) under the influence of this variant. METHODS: Using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein-9 nuclease, we generated a 1.4 kb deletion of the genomic region harbouring rs7903146 in the HCT116 cell line, followed by global gene expression analysis...
November 2016: Diabetologia
Kimberly L James, Luis A Ríos-Hernández, Neil Q Wofford, Housna Mouttaki, Jessica R Sieber, Cody S Sheik, Hong H Nguyen, Yanan Yang, Yongming Xie, Jonathan Erde, Lars Rohlin, Elizabeth A Karr, Joseph A Loo, Rachel R Ogorzalek Loo, Gregory B Hurst, Robert P Gunsalus, Luke I Szweda, Michael J McInerney
UNLABELLED: Syntrophus aciditrophicus is a model syntrophic bacterium that degrades key intermediates in anaerobic decomposition, such as benzoate, cyclohexane-1-carboxylate, and certain fatty acids, to acetate when grown with hydrogen-/formate-consuming microorganisms. ATP formation coupled to acetate production is the main source for energy conservation by S. aciditrophicus However, the absence of homologs for phosphate acetyltransferase and acetate kinase in the genome of S. aciditrophicus leaves it unclear as to how ATP is formed, as most fermentative bacteria rely on these two enzymes to synthesize ATP from acetyl coenzyme A (CoA) and phosphate...
2016: MBio
Mahesh S Padanad, Georgia Konstantinidou, Niranjan Venkateswaran, Margherita Melegari, Smita Rindhe, Matthew Mitsche, Chendong Yang, Kimberly Batten, Kenneth E Huffman, Jingwen Liu, Ximing Tang, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Neda Kalhor, Jerry W Shay, John D Minna, Jeffrey McDonald, Ignacio I Wistuba, Ralph J DeBerardinis, Pier Paolo Scaglioni
KRAS is one of the most commonly mutated oncogenes in human cancer. Mutant KRAS aberrantly regulates metabolic networks. However, the contribution of cellular metabolism to mutant KRAS tumorigenesis is not completely understood. We report that mutant KRAS regulates intracellular fatty acid metabolism through Acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthetase long-chain family member 3 (ACSL3), which converts fatty acids into fatty Acyl-CoA esters, the substrates for lipid synthesis and β-oxidation. ACSL3 suppression is associated with depletion of cellular ATP and causes the death of lung cancer cells...
August 9, 2016: Cell Reports
Ruijun Jeanna Su, Brian A Jonas, Jeanna Welborn, Jeffrey Paul Gregg, Mingyi Chen
The 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues introduced a category for myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and abnormalities of PDGFRA, PDGFRB or FGFR1. Many of these patients are responsive to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy. In this case report , we report a unique case of chronic eosinophlic leukemia with novel t(5;12) (q23-31;p13)/ETV6-ACSL6 gene fusion, in which patient was resistant to TKI therapy. This important finding is a novel addition to the above entity in WHO 2008 classification...
September 2016: Hum Pathol (N Y)
Huifeng Peng, Dong Wei, Gu Chen, Feng Chen
BACKGROUND: Microalgae are emerging as suitable feedstock for renewable biofuel production and providing a promising way to alleviate green house gas CO2. Characterizing the metabolic pathways involved in the biosynthesis of energy-rich compounds and their global regulation upon elevated CO2 is necessary to explore the mechanism underlying rapid growth and lipid accumulation, so as to realize the full potential of these organisms as energy resources. RESULTS: In the present study, 2 and 5 % CO2 increased growth rate and lipid accumulation in autotrophically cultured green alga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea C-169...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
Tetsuyuki Takahashi, Takeshi Nishida, Hayato Baba, Hideki Hatta, Johji Imura, Mitsuko Sutoh, Syunji Toyohara, Ryoji Hokao, Syunsuke Watanabe, Hirohisa Ogawa, Hisanori Uehara, Koichi Tsuneyama
We previously reported that Tsumura-Suzuki obese diabetic (TSOD) mice, a polygenic model of spontaneous type 2 diabetes, is a valuable model of hepatic carcinogenesis via non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). One of the characteristics of tumors in these mice is the diffuse expression of glutamine synthetase (GS), which is a diagnostic marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we performed detailed histopathological examinations and found that GS expression was diffusely positive in >70% of the hepatic tumors from 15-month-old male TSOD mice...
August 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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