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pantothenic acid

Tyler J Titcomb, Samantha T Schmaelzle, Emily T Nuss, Jesse F Gregory, Sherry A Tanumihardjo
BACKGROUND: Hidden hunger affects individuals who chronically consume an inadequate intake of at least 1 micronutrient and is associated with low dietary diversity. Little data are available on dietary intake or status assessment of B vitamins among preschool children in Zambia. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess 24-hour dietary recall records obtained from Zambian children aged 3 to 7 years for B vitamin intake in relation to adequacy and change over time in the same community...
January 1, 2018: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Daniel Elbaum, Maria G Beconi, Edith Monteagudo, Annalise Di Marco, Maria S Quinton, Kathryn A Lyons, Andrew Vaino, Steven Harper
In cells, phosphorylation of pantothenic acid to generate phosphopantothenic acid by the pantothenate kinase enzymes is the first step in coenzyme A synthesis. Pantothenate kinase 2, the isoform localized in neuronal cell mitochondria, is dysfunctional in patients with pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration. Fosmetpantotenate is a phosphopantothenic acid prodrug in clinical development for treatment of pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration, which aims to replenish phosphopantothenic acid in patients...
2018: PloS One
Amin Salehi-Abargouei, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Leila Azadbakht, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Hamid Afshar, Awat Feizi, Christine Feinle-Bisset, Peyman Adibi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite the growing evidence about dietary patterns, this study aimed at the association between patterns of nutrients intake and psychological disorders. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, diet and psychological factors including anxiety, depression, and general health (GHQ) were assessed through self-administered questionnaires in 3846 Iranian adults. Daily intakes of 57 nutrients and bioactive compounds were calculated. Nutrient patterns (NPs) were derived using factor analysis...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
D Y Zou, T A Coudron, L S Zhang, X S Gu, W H Xu, X L Liu, H H Wu
An artificial diet formulated for continuous rearing of the predator Arma chinensis was inferior to natural prey when evaluated using life history parameters. A transcriptome analysis identified differentially expressed genes in diet-fed and prey-fed A. chinensis that were suggestive of molecular mechanisms underlying the nutritive impact of the artificial diet. Changes in the diet formulation were made based on the transcriptome analysis and tested using life history parameters. The quantity of pig liver, chicken egg, tuna fish, biotin, nicotinamide, vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin C, L-glutamine, and sucrose was reduced, and wheat germ oil, calcium pantothenate and folic acid were increased...
February 21, 2018: Bulletin of Entomological Research
Xiaojiao Yi, Junfeng Zhu, Jinghui Zhang, Yun Gao, Zhongjian Chen, Shihai Lu, Zongwei Cai, Yanjun Hong, Yongjiang Wu
Although Danhong injection (DHI) has been clearly shown to attenuate ischemic myocardial injury and improve heart function, there is no research regarding its role in doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiomyopathy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the reverse effect of DHI on DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in H9c2 cells. The results of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay demonstrated that DHI had no cytotoxicity towards the relevant cell line unless the concentration was as high as 50 μL/mL...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
He Wang, Dandan Ma, Xiaoyi Zhang, Shuaimei Xu, Tingting Ning, Buling Wu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the proteomic profiling of human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) under in vitro osteogenic induction, which imitates the microenvironment during osteo-/odontogenesis of DPSCs and PDLSCs. DESIGN: The proteomic profiles of osteoinduced DPSCs and PDLSCs from a single donor were compared using the isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) technique and subsequent bioinformatics analysis...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Olaposi R Adeleke, Oladipupo Q Adiamo, Olumide S Fawale
Bambara groundnut is an indigenous African vegetable grown mainly for human food and animal feed due to its high protein content. Different factors like varieties and origin can influence the chemical composition of Bambara groundnut cultivars. Therefore, the aims of this study are to produce defatted flour and protein concentrate from newly developed Bambara groundnut cultivars [Accessions No: TVSU 5 - Bambara Groundnut White (BGW) and TVSU 146 - Bambara Groundnut Brown (BGB)] and compare their nutritional, physicochemical, and functional properties with market sample [Bambara groundnut commercial (BGC)]...
January 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Lili Huang, Michal Pyc, Saleh Alseekh, Donald R McCarty, Valérie de Crécy-Lagard, Jesse F Gregory, Christopher S Henry, Alisdair R Fernie, Robert T Mullen, Andrew D Hanson
The pantothenate (vitamin B5) synthesis pathway in plants is not fully defined because the sub-cell-ular site of its ketopantoate → pantoate reduction step is unclear. However, the pathway is known to be split between cytosol, mit-o-chondria, and potentially plastids, and inferred to involve mitochondrial or plast-idial transport of ketopantoate or pantoate. No proteins that mediate these transport steps have been identified. Compar-at-ive genomic and transcriptomic analyses identified Arabidopsis thal-iana BASS1 (At1g78560) and its maize ( Zea mays ) ortholog as candidates for such a transport role...
January 30, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Susan J Hayflick, Manju A Kurian, Penelope Hogarth
Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders affecting children and adults. These rare disorders are often first suspected when increased basal ganglia iron is observed on brain magnetic resonance imaging. For the majority of NBIA disorders the genetic basis has been delineated, and clinical testing is available. The four most common NBIA disorders include pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) due to mutations in PANK2, phospholipase A2 -associated neurodegeneration caused by mutation in PLA2G6, mitochondrial membrane protein-associated neurodegeneration from mutations in C19orf12, and beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration due to mutations in WDR45...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Guanhua Zhao, Xilong Hou, Xingyao Li, Min Qu, Changqing Tong, Wei Li
Diabetes has become a global and serious health issues which causes a variety of complications. This study aims to explore the hypoglycemic effect of Crassostrea gigas polysaccharide (CGPS) and the dynamic changes in the endogenous small molecule metabolites of urine from normal group, model group and CGPS high dose group by metabolomic approach (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS). In our study, the CGPS treatment could reduce the fasting blood glucose levels and recover the triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC) and glycosylated serum protein (GSP) levels in serum of diabetic mice...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Yasumasa Hara, Midori A Arai, Kanae Sakai, Naoki Ishikawa, Tohru Gonoi, Takashi Yaguchi, Masami Ishibashi
A new amide, named dehydropropylpantothenamide (1), was obtained by a co-culture of Nocardia tenerifensis IFM 10554T in the presence of the mouse macrophage-like cell line J774.1 in modified Czapek-Dox (mCD) medium. Compound 1 was synthesized from D-pantothenic acid calcium salt in 6 steps. The absolute configuration of natural compound 1 was determined by comparisons of the optical rotation and CD spectra of synthetic 1. In the present study, a new method for producing secondary metabolites was demonstrated using a "co-culture" in which the genus Nocardia was cultured in the presence of an animal cell line...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
Jitka Dadová, Kuan-Jung Wu, Patrick G Isenegger, James C Errey, Gonçalo J L Bernardes, Justin M Chalker, Lluís Raich, Carme Rovira, Benjamin G Davis
Biomimicry valuably allows the understanding of the essential chemical components required to recapitulate biological function, yet direct strategies for evaluating the roles of amino acids in proteins can be limited by access to suitable, subtly-altered unnatural variants. Here we describe a strategy for dissecting the role of histidine residues in enzyme active sites using unprecedented, chemical, post-translational side-chain-β,γ C-N bond formation. Installation of dehydroalanine (as a "tag") allowed the testing of nitrogen conjugate nucleophiles in "aza-Michael"-1,4-additions (to "modify")...
November 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
K Kubiak, H Sielawa, W Chen, E Dzika
Proposed at the beginning of the twentieth century to explain the origin of eukaryotic organelles from prokaryotes, endosymbiosis is now medically defined by various interaction patterns between microorganisms and their residing hosts, best exemplified by the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia identified in arthropods and filarial nematodes, which can influence normal development, reproduction, survival and transmission of the hosts. Based on the transmission modes, vertical or horizontal, and the function of the endosymbionts, the host-symbiont dependence can be divided into primary or secondary...
December 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Shuai Chen, Meiyan Zhang, Lu Bo, Siqi Li, Liyan Hu, Xiujuan Zhao, Changhao Sun
This study aimed to assess the toxic effect of chronic exposure to cadmium through a metabolomic approach based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS). Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the following groups: control, low-dose cadmium chloride (CdCl2) (0.13 mg/kg body weight (bw)), middle-dose CdCl2 (0.8/kg bw), and high-dose CdCl2 (4.9 mg/kg bw). The rats continuously received CdCl2 via drinking water for 24 weeks. Rat urine samples were then collected at different time points to establish the metabolomic profiles...
November 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Robyn F Madden, Jane Shearer, Jill A Parnell
Dietary intakes and supplement use in Paralympic athletes remains largely unexplored, and specialized recommendations are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate nutrient intakes and supplement use in high-performance athletes with physical disabilities using three-day food records and a validated dietary supplement use questionnaire. A secondary aim examined gender differences in nutrient and supplement intakes. Male ( n = 18) and female ( n = 22) athletes were recruited from nine Paralympic sports through sporting organizations, coaches, and social media...
November 21, 2017: Nutrients
Nidja Rehberg, Herve Sergi Akone, Thomas R Ioerger, German Erlenkamp, Georgios Daletos, Holger Gohlke, Peter Proksch, Rainer Kalscheuer
The flavonoid natural compound chlorflavonin was isolated from the endophytic fungus Mucor irregularis, which was obtained from the Cameroonian medicinal plant Moringa stenopetala. Chlorflavonin exhibited strong growth inhibitory activity in vitro against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MIC90 1.56 μM) while exhibiting no cytotoxicity towards the human cell lines MRC-5 and THP-1 up to concentrations of 100 µM. Mapping of resistance-mediating mutations employing whole-genome sequencing, chemical supplementation assays, molecular docking studies as well as enzymatic characterization revealed that chlorflavonin specifically inhibits the acetohydroxyacid synthase catalytic subunit IlvB1, causing combined auxotrophies to branched chain amino acids and to pantothenic acid...
November 6, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
Alexandra Evans, Wendy Ribble, Erin Schexnaydre, Grover L Waldrop
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) in bacteria is composed of three components: biotin carboxylase, biotin carboxyl carrier protein, and carboxyltransferase. ACC catalyzes the first committed step in fatty acid synthesis: the carboxylation of acetyl-CoA to form malonyl-CoA via a two-step reaction. In the first half-reaction, biotin carboxylase catalyzes the ATP-dependent carboxylation of the vitamin biotin covalently linked to biotin carboxyl carrier protein. In the second half-reaction, the carboxyl group is transferred from biotin to acetyl-CoA by the enzyme carboxyltransferase, to form malonyl-CoA...
December 15, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Joy E Chiu, Jose Thekkiniath, Jae-Yeon Choi, Benjamin A Perrin, Lauren Lawres, Mark Plummer, Azan Z Virji, Amanah Abraham, Justin Y Toh, Michael Van Zandt, Ahmed S I Aly, Dennis R Voelker, Choukri Ben Mamoun
The biosynthesis of the major acyl carrier Coenzyme A from pantothenic acid (PA) is critical for survival of Plasmodium falciparum within human erythrocytes. Accordingly, a PA analog α-PanAm showed potent activity against blood stage parasites in vitro; however, its efficacy in vivo and its mode of action remain unknown. We developed a new synthesis route for α-PanAm and showed that the compound is highly effective against blood stages of drug-sensitive and -resistant P. falciparum strains, inhibits development of P...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
Susan K Raatz, Lisa Jahns, LuAnn K Johnson, Angela Scheett, Alicia Carriquiry, Andrine Lemieux, Motohiro Nakajima, Mustafa al'Absi
Smoking is a major risk factor in the development of preventable disease which may be due to a poorer diet and the reduced nutrient intake of smokers. Our objective was to compare and evaluate the reported intake of current smokers with that of nonsmokers among participants of a study evaluating stress and smoking. We hypothesized (1) that overall energy and nutrient intake would be reduced in smokers compared with nonsmokers and (2) that smokers would have increased noncompliance with Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)...
September 2017: Nutrition Research
Pooja Gopal, Wilson Nartey, Priya Ragunathan, Jansy Sarathy, Firat Kaya, Michelle Yee, Claudia Setzer, Malathy Sony Subramanian Manimekalai, Véronique Dartois, Gerhard Grüber, Thomas Dick
Previously, we showed that a major in vitro and in vivo mechanism of resistance to pyrazinoic acid (POA), the bioactive component of the critical tuberculosis (TB) prodrug pyrazinamide (PZA), involves missense mutations in the aspartate decarboxylase PanD, an enzyme required for coenzyme A biosynthesis. What is the mechanism of action of POA? Upon demonstrating that treatment of M. bovis BCG with POA resulted in a depletion of intracellular coenzyme A and confirming that this POA-mediated depletion is prevented by either missense mutations in PanD or exogenous supplementation of pantothenate, we hypothesized that POA binds to PanD and that this binding blocks the biosynthetic pathway...
November 10, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
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