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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242835/characterization-of-the-mechanisms-of-daptomycin-resistance-among-gram-positive-bacterial-pathogens-by-multidimensional-lipidomics
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Kelly M Hines, Adam Waalkes, Kelsi Penewit, Elizabeth A Holmes, Stephen J Salipante, Brian J Werth, Libin Xu
Previous work suggests that altered lipid metabolism may be associated with daptomycin resistance in Gram-positive pathogens, but lipidomic changes underlying resistance are not fully understood. We performed untargeted lipidomics by using three-dimensional hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-ion mobility-mass spectrometry (HILIC-IM-MS) to characterize alterations in the lipidomes of daptomycin-susceptible and -resistant isogenic strain pairs of Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Corynebacterium striatum...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241577/caulerpa-okamurae-extract-inhibits-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Bhesh Raj Sharma, Hyun Jung Kim, Min Suk Kim, Chul Min Park, Dong Young Rhyu
Seaweeds are considered a potential source of antiobesity agents. Because Caulerpa, a seaweed, has been consumed for food in Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia, we hypothesized that Caulerpa okamurae may have antiobesity effects in an animal model of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity in C57BL/6 mice. Herein, we found that the ethanolic extract of C okamurae (COE) significantly inhibited lipid accumulation and reduced the expression of the master regulator of adipogenesis, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ, sterol regulatory element binding protein-1c, and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-α in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241575/dietary-supplementation-with-myo-inositol-reduces-hepatic-triglyceride-accumulation-and-expression-of-both-fructolytic-and-lipogenic-genes-in-rats-fed-a-high-fructose-diet
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Masaya Shimada, Masato Hibino, Anna Takeshita
Excessive fructose ingestion drastically enhances hepatic lipid accumulation. The most prominent form of inositol-myo-inositol (MI)-remarkably reduces high sucrose-induced hepatic triglyceride (TG) accumulation. Because MI is a major and strong lipotrope, we hypothesized in this study that MI improves fatty liver more induced by excessive ingestion of fructose than sucrose. Rats were fed a high-glucose diet (HGD), a high-fructose diet (HFD), or an HFD supplemented with 0.2% MI for 12 days. Hepatic levels of TG and mRNAs for fructolysis (ketohexokinase and aldolase B), lipogenesis (pyruvate kinase, liver, and RBC; glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; acetyl-CoA carboxylase alpha; fatty acid synthase; and stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1), and a key transcription factor for lipogenesis-carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein-were significantly increased in the HFD group compared with the HGD group, and the increase was markedly decreased by MI supplementation...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230719/resveratrol-and-or-exercise-training-counteract-aging-associated-decline-of-physical-endurance-in-aged-mice-targeting-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function
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Marwa Hassan Muhammad, Mona Maher Allam
Mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased mitochondrial content are hallmarks of aging that leads to decreased physical endurance. Our aim was to explore the anti-aging effect of resveratrol (RSVT) supplementation, a polyphenol, and/or exercise training, started at an older age, on improving physical activity, therefore, help in frailty avoidance and promotion of healthy aging in elderly. Eighteen-month-old aged mice received RSVT (15 mg/kg/day) and/or exercise trained for 4 weeks showed significant longer time to exhaustion with decreased blood lactate and free fatty acids levels associated with improved oxidative stress evidenced by decreased gastrocnemius muscle lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidant enzymes activities, catalase and superoxide dismutase, when compared to aged mice control group...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230177/effect-of-morinda-citrifolia-noni-enriched-diet-on-hepatic-heat-shock-protein-and-lipid-metabolism-related-genes-in-heat-stressed-broiler-chickens
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Joshua Flees, Hossein Rajaei-Sharifabadi, Elizabeth Greene, Lesleigh Beer, Billy M Hargis, Laura Ellestad, Tom Porter, Annie Donoghue, Walter G Bottje, Sami Dridi
Heat stress (HS) has been reported to alter fat deposition in broilers, however the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well-defined. The objectives of the current study were, therefore: (1) to determine the effects of acute (2 h) and chronic (3 weeks) HS on the expression of key molecular signatures involved in hepatic lipogenic and lipolytic programs, and (2) to assess if diet supplementation with dried Noni medicinal plant (0.2% of the diet) modulates these effects. Broilers (480 males, 1 d) were randomly assigned to 12 environmental chambers, subjected to two environmental conditions (heat stress, HS, 35°C vs...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228426/lncrna-hotair-contributes-to-the-tumorigenesis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-via-up-regulating-fasn
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D-D Ma, L-L Yuan, L-Q Lin
OBJECTIVE: The therapeutic options for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treatment have been restricted mainly to radiotherapy or chemotherapy, and the clinical treatment effect remains unsatisfactory. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms of NPC and to find effective novel therapeutic targets for NPC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In order to analyze the expression level of lncRNA HOTAIR and FASN in human NPC clinical tissues or NPC cells, total RNA was extracted with TRIzol and the relative mRNA expression levels were detected by quantitative Real-time PCR...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228272/an-investigation-into-the-possible-regulation-of-the-expression-of-genes-by-yapa-in-talaromyces-marneffei-using-the-qrt-pcr-method
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Wiyada Dankai, Monsicha Pongpom, Nongnuch Vanittanakom
The pathogenic dimorphic fungus Talaromyces marneffei is known to cause a fatal systemic mycosis in immunocompromised patients, especially in HIV patients in Southeast Asia. The basic leucine-zipper (bZip) transcription factor gene, yapA, has been identified in T. marneffei. A prior study described that yapA was involved in the oxidative and nitrosative stress response in T. marneffei. Interestingly, an essential role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yap1p in the oxidative stress response is the activation of the transcription of its target genes...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228005/rna-seq-reveals-transcriptome-changes-in-goats-following-myostatin-gene-knockout
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Lamei Wang, Bei Cai, Shiwei Zhou, Haijing Zhu, Lei Qu, Xiaolong Wang, Yulin Chen
Myostatin (MSTN) is a powerful negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass in mammalian species that is primarily expressed in skeletal muscles, and mutations of its encoding gene can result in the double-muscling trait. In this study, the CRISPR/Cas9 technique was used to edit MSTN in Shaanbei Cashmere goats and generate knockout animals. RNA sequencing was used to determine and compare the transcriptome profiles of the muscles from three wild-type (WT) goats, three fibroblast growth factor 5 (FGF5) knockout goats (FGF5+/- group) and three goats with disrupted expression of both the FGF5 and MSTN genes (FM+/- group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227215/dietary-phosphatidylcholine-impacts-on-growth-performance-and-lipid-metabolism-in-adult-genetically-improved-farmed-tilapia-gift-strain-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Juan Tian, Hua Wen, Xing Lu, Wei Liu, Fan Wu, Chang-Geng Yang, Ming Jiang, Li-Juan Yu
This study aimed to determine the effects of supplementing the diet of adult Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus with phosphatidylcholine (PC) on growth performance, body composition, fatty acid composition and gene expression. Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia fish with an initial body weight of 83·1 (sd 2·9) g were divided into six groups. Each group was hand-fed a semi-purified diet containing 1·7 (control diet), 4·0, 6·5, 11·5, 21·3 or 41·0 g PC/kg diet for 68 d. Supplemental PC improved the feed efficiency rate, which was highest in the 11·5 g PC/kg diet...
December 11, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223827/colonic-aberrant-crypt-formation-accompanies-an-increase-of-opportunistic-pathogenic-bacteria-in-c57bl-6-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Huawei Zeng, Suzanne L Ishaq, Zhenhua Liu, Michael R Bukowski
The increasing worldwide incidence of colon cancer has been linked to obesity and consumption of a high-fat Western diet. To test the hypothesis that a high-fat diet (HFD) promotes colonic aberrant crypt (AC) formation in a manner associated with gut bacterial dysbiosis, we examined the susceptibility to azoxymethane (AOM)-induced colonic AC and microbiome composition in C57/BL6 mice fed a modified AIN93G diet (AIN, 16% fat, energy) or an HFD (45% fat, energy) for 14 weeks. Mice receiving the HFD exhibited increased plasma leptin, body weight, body fat composition and inflammatory cell infiltration in the ileum compared with those in the AIN group...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216246/draft-genome-sequence-of-actinotignum-schaalii-dsm-15541t-genetic-insights-into-the-lifestyle-cell-fitness-and-virulence
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Atteyet F Yassin, Stefan Langenberg, Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Krishnaveni Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Supratim Mukherjee, T B K Reddy, Chris Daum, Nicole Shapiro, Natalia Ivanova, Tanja Woyke, Nikos C Kyrpides
The permanent draft genome sequence of Actinotignum schaalii DSM 15541T is presented. The annotated genome includes 2,130,987 bp, with 1777 protein-coding and 58 rRNA-coding genes. Genome sequence analysis revealed absence of genes encoding for: components of the PTS systems, enzymes of the TCA cycle, glyoxylate shunt and gluconeogensis. Genomic data revealed that A. schaalii is able to oxidize carbohydrates via glycolysis, the nonoxidative pentose phosphate and the Entner-Doudoroff pathways. Besides, the genome harbors genes encoding for enzymes involved in the conversion of pyruvate to lactate, acetate and ethanol, which are found to be the end products of carbohydrate fermentation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213182/genetic-engineering-of-medium-chain-length-fatty-acid-synthesis-in-dunaliella-tertiolecta-for-improved-biodiesel-production
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Huixin Lin, Yuan Kun Lee
Genetic engineering of microalgae to accumulate high levels of medium-chain-length fatty acids (MCFAs) represents an attractive strategy to improve the quality of microalgae-based biodiesel, but it has thus far been least successful. We demonstrate that one limitation is the availability of fatty acyl-acyl carrier protein (ACP) substrate pool for acyl-ACP thioesterase (TE). A combinational expression platform that involved plant lauric acid-biased TE (C12TE) and MCFA-specific ketoacyl-ACP synthase (KASIV) increased lauric acid (C12:0) and myristic acid (C14:0) accumulation by almost sevenfold and fourfold, respectively, compared with native strain...
2017: Journal of Applied Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210581/modelling-of-human-fatty-acid-synthase-and-in-silico-docking-of-acyl-carrier-protein-domain-and-its-partner-catalytic-domains
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Rui P P Neves, Maria João Ramos, Pedro A Fernandes, Matilde Viegas
Human Fatty Acid Synthase (hFAS) is a megasynthase whose main function is de novo biosynthesis of saturated fatty acids. Interest has been drawn to this enzyme beyond its physiological role due to the association between high levels of hFAS and clinical conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. Thus, it has become an undeniably attractive pharmacological target. Until now, no crystal structure of the complete hFAS is available, hindering attempts to fully understand this protein. Using homology modelling, we built a model of the entire megasynthase, encompassing all of its domains, including the Acyl Carrier Protein (ACP) and Thioesterase (TE) mobile domains absent in the crystal structure of mammalian Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207074/establishment-of-a-novel-hepatic-steatosis-cell-model-by-cas9-sgrna-mediated-dgk%C3%AE-gene-knockout
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Jingjing Zhang, Junli Zhao, Xiaojing Zheng, Kai Cai, Qinwen Mao, Haibin Xia
To investigate the role of diacylglycerol kinase θ (DGKθ) in lipid metabolism and insulin resistance, the present study generated an in vitro hepatic steatosis cell model by knockout of the DGKθ gene in liver cancer cell line HepG2 using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. The cell line was characterized by Oil Red O staining and shown to exhibit increased intracellular lipid accumulation, compared with that in wild‑type liver cancer cell line HepG2. The gene expression levels of signaling proteins in pathways involved in lipid metabolism, insulin resistance and gluconeogenesis were also examined...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207025/anti-obesity-effects-of-pectinase-and-cellulase-enzyme%C3%A2-treated-ecklonia%C3%A2-cava-extract-in-high%C3%A2-fat-diet%C3%A2-fed-c57bl-6n-mice
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In-Hye Kim, Jung-Wook Choi, Min-Kyeong Lee, Chang-Ju Kwon, Taek-Jeong Nam
The present study investigated the anti‑obesity effects of enzyme‑treated Ecklonia cava extract (EEc) in C57BL/6N mice with high‑fat diet (HFD)‑induced obesity. The EEc was separated and purified with the digestive enzymes pectinase (Rapidase X‑Press L) and cellulase (Rohament CL) and its effects on the progression of HFD‑induced obesity were examined over 10 weeks. The mice were divided into 6 groups (n=10/group) as follows: Normal diet group, HFD group, mice fed a HFD with 25 mg/kg/day Garcinia cambogia extract and mice fed a HFD with 5, 25 or 150 mg/kg/day EEc (EHD groups)...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205418/transcriptional-regulation-of-acetyl-coa-and-lipid-synthesis-by-pii-protein-in-synechococcus-pcc-7942
#16
Ekta Verma, Sindhunath Chakraborty, Balkrishna Tiwari, Arun K Mishra
PII protein family is widespread in prokaryotes and plants. In this study, impacts of PII deficiency on the synthesis of acetyl CoA and acetyl CoA carboxylase enzyme (ACCase) was analyzed in the Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 by evaluating the mRNA levels of pyruvate kinase (PK), pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), citrate synthase (CS), biotin synthase (BS), biotin carboxylase (BC), biotin carboxyl carrier protein (BCCP), carboxyl transferase (CT) α and β subunits. The PII deficient Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 showed upregulation of all the above-mentioned genes, except CS...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201040/caffeoylquinic-acid-rich-extract-of-aster-glehni-f-schmidt-ameliorates-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-through-the-regulation-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-adiponectin-in-apoe-ko-mice
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Yong-Jik Lee, Yoo-Na Jang, Yoon-Mi Han, Hyun-Min Kim, Jong-Min Jeong, Min Jeoung Son, Chang Bae Jin, Hyoung Ja Kim, Hong Seog Seo
Aster glehni is well known for its therapeutic properties. This study was performed to investigate the effects of A. glehni on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in atherosclerotic condition, by determining the levels of biomarkers related to lipid metabolism and inflammation in serum, liver, and adipose tissue. Body and abdominal adipose tissue weights and serum triglyceride level decreased in all groups treated with A. glehni. Serum adiponectin concentration and protein levels of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ, 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, acetyl-CoA carboxylase, superoxide dismutase, and PPARγ coactivator 1-alpha in liver tissues increased in the groups treated with A...
2017: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199584/anti-inflammation-and-lipogenic-inhibition-of-taiwanofungus-salmonea-mycelium-and-grifola-frondosa-fruiting-body
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Rao-Chi Chien, Yi-Chi Yang, Eric Icheng Lai, Jeng-Leun Mau
A long-term inflammatory response can cause the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is mainly caused by abnormal metabolism of lipids in the liver. Taiwanofungus salmonea and Grifola frondosa, which are valuable medicinal mushrooms in Taiwan and exhibit many beneficial bioactivities, are used to evaluate effects on immune regulation in Raw 264.7 cells and on NASH-related responses in Hep G2 cells. According to the results, the production of proinflammatory cytokines was effectively decreased, whereas the production of interleukin-10 was increased...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198746/valproic-acid-attenuates-inflammation-of-optic-nerve-and-apoptosis-of-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-optic-neuritis
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Qiang Liu, Haining Li, Juan Yang, Xiaoyan Niu, Chunmei Zhao, Li Zhao, Zhenhai Wang
AIMS: Optic neuritis (ON) is an inflammatory disease of the optic nerve, which often occurs in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and leads to retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death and even severe visual loss. Valproic acid (VPA) is a short-chain branched fatty acid with anti-epileptic, neuro-protective and anti-inflammatory effects. Here, we examined the effects of VPA in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) rats and explored the underlying mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: EAE was induced by subcutaneous injection with myelin basic protein, emulsified with complete Freund's adjuvant and Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra into the Lewis rats...
November 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193665/provitamin-a-biofortification-of-cassava-enhances-shelf-life-but-reduces-dry-matter-content-of-storage-roots-due-to-altered-carbon-partitioning-into-starch
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Getu Beyene, Felix R Solomon, Raj Deepika Chauhan, Eliana Gaitán-Solis, Narayanan Narayanan, Jackson Gehan, Dimuth Siritunga, Robyn L Stevens, John Jifon, Joyce Van Eck, Edward Linsler, Malia Gehan, Muhammad Ilyas, Martin Fregene, Richard T Sayre, Paul Anderson, Nigel J Taylor, Edgar B Cahoon
Storage roots of cassava, a major subsistence crop of sub-Saharan Africa, are calorie-rich but deficient in essential micronutrients, including provitamin A β-carotene. In this study, β-carotene concentrations in cassava storage roots were enhanced by co-expression of transgenes for deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate synthase (DXS) and bacterial phytoene synthase (crtB), mediated by the patatin type-1 promoter. Storage roots harvested from field-grown plants accumulated carotenoids to ≤50 μg/g DW, 15- to 20-fold increases relative to roots from non-transgenic plants...
November 28, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
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