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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649760/immunometabolism-of-human-autoimmune-diseases-from-metabolites-to-extracellular-vesicles
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REVIEW
Paola de Candia, Veronica De Rosa, Vincenzo Gigantino, Gerardo Botti, Antonio Ceriello, Giuseppe Matarese
Immunometabolism focuses on the mechanisms regulating the impact of metabolism on lymphocyte activity and autoimmunity outbreak. The adipose tissue is long known to release adipokines, either pro- or anti-inflammatory factors bridging nutrition and immune function. More recently, adipocytes were discovered to also release extracellular vesicles (EVs) containing a plethora of biological molecules, including metabolites and microRNAs, which can regulate cell function/metabolism in distant tissues, suggesting that immune regulatory function by the adipose tissue may be far more complex than originally thought...
June 26, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646012/scatter-correction-with-combined-single-scatter-simulation-and-monte-carlo-simulation-scaling-improved-the-visual-artifacts-and-quantification-in-3d-brain-pet-ct-imaging-with-15-o-gas-inhalation
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Keiichi Magota, Tohru Shiga, Yukari Asano, Daiki Shinyama, Jinghan Ye, Amy E Perkins, Piotr J Maniawski, Takuya Toyonaga, Kentaro Kobayashi, Kenji Hirata, Chietsugu Katoh, Naoya Hattori, Nagara Tamaki
In three-dimensional positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging of the brain with (15)O-gas inhalation, high radioactivity in the face mask creates cold artifacts and affects the quantitative accuracy when scatters is corrected by conventional methods (e.g., single-scatter simulation [SSS] with tail-fitting scaling [TFS-SSS]). Here we examined the validity of a newly developed scatter correction method that combines SSS with a scaling factor calculated by Monte Carlo simulation (MCS-SSS)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644902/sirt6-alters-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis
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Eitan Okun, Daniel Marton, Daniel Cohen, Kathleen Griffioen, Yariv Kanfi, Tomer Illouz, Ravit Madar, Haim Y Cohen
Sirtuins are pleiotropic NAD+ dependent histone deacetylases involved in metabolism, DNA damage repair, inflammation and stress resistance. SIRT6, a member of the sirtuin family, regulates the process of normal aging and increases the lifespan of male mice over-expressing Sirt6 by 15%. Neurogenesis, the formation of new neurons within the hippocampus of adult mammals, involves several complex stages including stem cell proliferation, differentiation, migration and network integration. During aging, the number of newly generated neurons continuously declines, and this is correlated with a decline in neuronal plasticity and cognitive behavior...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643166/structural-disorder-in-plant-proteins-where-plasticity-meets-sessility
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Alejandra A Covarrubias, Cesar L Cuevas-Velazquez, Paulette S Romero-Pérez, David F Rendón-Luna, Caspar C C Chater
Plants are sessile organisms. This intriguing nature provokes the question of how they survive despite the continual perturbations caused by their constantly changing environment. The large amount of knowledge accumulated to date demonstrates the fascinating dynamic and plastic mechanisms, which underpin the diverse strategies selected in plants in response to the fluctuating environment. This phenotypic plasticity requires an efficient integration of external cues to their growth and developmental programs that can only be achieved through the dynamic and interactive coordination of various signaling networks...
June 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640191/phenotypic-plasticity-and-cell-fate-decisions-in-cancer-insights-from-dynamical-systems-theory
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Dongya Jia, Mohit Kumar Jolly, Prakash Kulkarni, Herbert Levine
Waddington's epigenetic landscape, a famous metaphor in developmental biology, depicts how a stem cell progresses from an undifferentiated phenotype to a differentiated one. The concept of "landscape" in the context of dynamical systems theory represents a high-dimensional space, in which each cell phenotype is considered as an "attractor" that is determined by interactions between multiple molecular players, and is buffered against environmental fluctuations. In addition, biological noise is thought to play an important role during these cell-fate decisions and in fact controls transitions between different phenotypes...
June 22, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636217/research-on-potential-biomarker-correlates-for-suicidal-behavior-a-review
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Sangha Kim, Kyoung-Uk Lee
Suicide is a world health priority. Studies over the last few decades have revealed the complexity underlying the neurobiological mechanisms of suicide. Researchers have found dysregulations in the serotonergic system, the stress system, neural plasticity, lipid metabolism, and cell signaling pathways in relation to suicidal behaviors. These findings have provided more insight into the final path leading to suicide, at which medical intervention should be applied to prevent the action. However, because these molecular mechanisms have been implicated in both depression and suicide, the specificity of the mechanisms has been obscured...
June 21, 2017: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631340/insights-into-the-genomic-plasticity-of-pseudomonas-putida-kf715-a-strain-with-unique-biphenyl-utilizing-activity-and-genome-instability-properties
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Hikaru Suenaga, Hidehiko Fujihara, Nobutada Kimura, Jun Hirose, Takahito Watanabe, Taiki Futagami, Masatoshi Goto, Jun Shimodaira, Kensuke Furukawa
Pseudomonas putida KF715 exhibits unique properties in both catabolic activity and genome plasticity. Our previous studies revealed that the DNA region containing biphenyl and salycilate metabolism gene clusters (termed the bph-sal element) was frequently deleted and transferred by conjugation to closely related P. putida strains. In this study, we first determined the complete nucleotide sequence of the KF715 genome. Next, to determine the underlying cause of genome plasticity in KF715, we compared the KF715 genome with the genomes of one KF715 defective mutant, two transconjugants, and several P...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630354/not-all-cells-are-equal-effects-of-temperature-and-sex-on-the-size-of-different-cell-types-in-the-madagascar-ground-gecko-paroedura-picta
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Marcin Czarnoleski, Anna Maria Labecka, Zuzana Starostová, Anna Sikorska, Elżbieta Bonda-Ostaszewska, Katarzyna Woch, Lukáš Kubička, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Jan Kozlowski
Cell size plays a role in evolutionary and phenotypically plastic changes in body size. To examine this role, we measured the sizes of seven cell types of geckos (Paroedura picta) reared at three constant temperatures (24, 27, and 30 °C). Our results show that the cell size varies according to the body size, sex and developmental temperature, but the pattern of this variance depends on the cell type. We identified three groups of cell types, and the cell sizes changed in a coordinated manner within each group...
June 19, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630109/macrophage-mediated-inflammation-in-normal-and-diabetic-wound-healing
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Anna E Boniakowski, Andrew S Kimball, Benjamin N Jacobs, Steven L Kunkel, Katherine A Gallagher
The healing of cutaneous wounds is dependent on the progression through distinct, yet overlapping phases of wound healing, including hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and resolution/remodeling. The failure of these phases to occur in a timely, progressive fashion promotes pathologic wound healing. The macrophage (MΦ) has been demonstrated to play a critical role in the inflammatory phase of tissue repair, where its dynamic plasticity allows this cell to mediate both tissue-destructive and -reparative functions...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621341/the-gentle-art-of-saying-no-how-nitric-oxide-gets-things-done-in-the-hypothalamus
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Konstantina Chachlaki, John Garthwaite, Vincent Prevot
The chemical signalling molecule nitric oxide (NO), which freely diffuses through aqueous and lipid environments, subserves an array of functions in the mammalian central nervous system, such as the regulation of synaptic plasticity, blood flow and neurohormone secretion. In this Review, we consider the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which NO evokes short-term and long-term changes in neuronal activity. We also highlight recent studies showing that discrete populations of neurons that synthesize NO in the hypothalamus constitute integrative systems that support life by relaying metabolic and gonadal signals to the neuroendocrine brain, and thus gate the onset of puberty and adult fertility...
June 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618206/grazing-of-leaf-associated-cercomonads-protists-rhizaria-cercozoa-structures-bacterial-community-composition-and-function
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Sebastian Flues, David Bass, Michael Bonkowski
Preferential food selection in protists is well documented, but we still lack basic understanding on how protist predation modifies the taxonomic and functional composition of bacterial communities. We conducted feeding trials using leaf-associated cercomonad Cercozoa by incubating them on a standardized, diverse bacterial community washed from plant leaves. We used a shotgun metagenomics approach to investigate the taxonomic and functional changes of the bacterial community after five days protist predation upon bacteria...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615345/variation-in-leaf-respiration-rates-at-night-correlate-with-carbohydrate-and-amino-acid-supply
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Brendan M O'Leary, Chun Pong Lee, Owen K Atkin, Riyan Cheng, Tim B Brown, A Harvey Millar
Plant respiration can theoretically be fuelled by and dependent upon an array of central metabolism components; however, which ones are responsible for the quantitative variation found in respiratory rates is unknown. Here, large scale screens revealed twofold variation in night-time leaf respiration rate (RN) among mature leaves from an Arabidopsis natural accession collection grown under common favourable conditions. RN variation was mostly maintained in the absence of genetic variation, which emphasized the low heritability of RN and its plasticity towards relatively small environmental differences within the sampling regime...
June 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606714/effect-of-physical-exercise-on-brain-and-lipid-metabolism-in-mouse-models-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Léo Houdebine, Cristina Anna Gallelli, Marialetizia Rastelli, Nirmal Kumar Sampathkumar, Julien Grenier
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous demyelinating disease characterized by cyclic loss and repair of myelin sheaths associated with chronic inflammation and neuronal loss. This degenerative pathology is accompanied by modified levels of oxysterols (oxidative derivatives of cholesterol, implicated in cholesterol metabolism), highlighted in the brain, blood and cerebrospinal fluid of MS patients. The pathological accumulation of such derivatives is thought to participate in the onset and progression of the disease through their implication in inflammation, oxidative stress, demyelination and neurodegeneration...
June 9, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601440/a-transcriptomic-resource-for-the-northern-krill-meganyctiphanes-norvegica-based-on-a-short-term-temperature-exposure-experiment
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Leocadio Blanco-Bercial, Amy E Maas
The northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, is an important component of the pelagic food web across the North Atlantic. Widespread from the Mediterranean to the Subarctic Atlantic, populations appear to be strongly adapted to local temperatures, and seem to have very little plasticity. The goal of this study was to create and annotate a de novo transcriptome assembly to allow for comparative and physiological studies and to explore the gene expression response of M. norvegica from the Gulf of Maine to two different temperature conditions...
June 7, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600910/dried-human-skin-fibroblasts-as-a-new-substratum-for-functional-culture-of-hepatic-cells
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Agnieszka Wencel, Karolina Ewa Zakrzewska, Anna Samluk, Bartłomiej Henryk Noszczyk, Dorota Genowefa Pijanowska, Krzysztof Dariusz Pluta
The primary hepatocytes culture is still one of the main challenges in toxicology studies in the drug discovery process, development of in vitro models to study liver function, and cell-based therapies. Isolated hepatocytes display a rapid decline in viability and liver-specific functions including albumin production, conversion of ammonia to urea, and activity of the drug metabolizing enzymes. A number of methods have been developed in order to maintain hepatocytes in their highly differentiated state in vitro...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596215/reproductive-and-metabolic-state-differences-in-olfactory-responses-to-amino-acids-in-a-mouth-brooding-african-cichlid-fish
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Alexandre A Nikonov, Julie M Butler, Karen E Field, John Caprio, Karen P Maruska
Olfaction mediates many crucial life-history behaviors such as prey detection, predator avoidance, migration, and reproduction. Olfactory function can also be modulated by an animal's internal physiological and metabolic states. While this is relatively well-studied in mammals, little is known about how internal state impacts olfaction in fishes, the largest and most diverse group of vertebrates. Here we apply electro-olfactograms (EOGs) in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni to test the hypothesis that olfactory responses to food-related cues (i...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592702/a-past-and-present-overview-of-macrophage-metabolism-and-functional-outcomes
#17
REVIEW
Rui Curi, Renata de Siqueira Mendes, Luiz Aurélio de Campos Crispin, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Sandra Coccuzzo Sampaio, Philip Newsholme
In 1986 and 1987, Philip Newsholme et al. reported macrophages utilize glutamine, as well as glucose, at high rates. These authors measured key enzyme activities and consumption and production levels of metabolites in incubated or cultured macrophages isolated from the mouse or rat intraperitoneal cavity. Metabolic pathways essential for macrophage function were then determined. Macrophages utilize glucose to generate (i) ATP in the pathways of glycolysis and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, (ii) glycerol 3-phosphate for the synthesis of phospholipids and triacylglycerols, (iii) NADPH for the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and (iv) ribose for the synthesis of RNA and subsequently production and secretion of protein mediators (e...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592498/genetic-dissection-of-nutrition-induced-plasticity-in-insulin-insulin-like-growth-factor-signaling-and-median-life-span-in-a-drosophila-multiparent-population
#18
Patrick D Stanley, Enoch Ng'oma, Siri O'Day, Elizabeth G King
The nutritional environments that organisms experience are inherently variable, requiring tight coordination of how resources are allocated to different functions relative to the total amount of resources available. A growing body of evidence supports the hypothesis that key endocrine pathways play a fundamental role in this coordination. In particular, the insulin/insulin-like growth factor signaling (IIS) and target of rapamycin (TOR) pathways have been implicated in nutrition-dependent changes in metabolism and nutrient allocation...
June 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585199/adipose-tissue-function-and-expandability-as-determinants-of-lipotoxicity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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Stefania Carobbio, Vanessa Pellegrinelli, Antonio Vidal-Puig
The adipose tissue organ is organised as distinct anatomical depots located all along the body axis and it is constituted of three different types of adipocytes : white, beige and brown which are integrated with vascular, immune, neural and extracellular stroma cells. These distinct adipocytes serve different specialised functions. The main function of white adipocytes is to ensure healthy storage of excess nutrients/energy and its rapid mobilisation to supply the demand of energy imposed by physiological cues in other organs, whereas brown and beige adipocytes are designed for heat production through uncoupling lipid oxidation from energy production...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583368/the-impact-of-obesity-on-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Janaína Niero Mazon, Aline Haas de Mello, Gabriela Kozuchovski Ferreira, Gislaine Tezza Rezin
Neurodegenerative diseases are a growing health concern. The increasing incidences of these disorders have a great impact on the patients' quality of life. Although the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases are still far from being clarified, several studies look for new discoveries about their pathophysiology and prevention. Furthermore, evidence has shown a strong correlation between obesity and the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Metabolic changes caused by overweight are related to damage to the central nervous system (CNS), which can lead to neural death, either by apoptosis or cell necrosis, as well as alter the synaptic plasticity of the neuron...
June 2, 2017: Life Sciences
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