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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081181/aronia-melanocarpa-extract-ameliorates-hepatic-lipid-metabolism-through-ppar%C3%AE-2-downregulation
#1
Chung-Hwa Park, Jung-Hee Kim, Eun Byul Lee, Wonhee Hur, Oh-Joo Kwon, Hyoung-Jin Park, Seung Kew Yoon
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Studies have demonstrated that anthocyanin-rich foods may improve hyperlipidemia and ameliorate hepatic steatosis. Here, effects of Aronia melanocarpa (AM), known to be rich of anthocyanins, on hepatic lipid metabolism and adipogenic genes were determined. AM was treated to C57BL/6N mice fed with high fat diet (HFD) or to FL83B cells treated with free fatty acid (FFA). Changes in levels of lipids, enzymes and hormones were observed, and expressions of adipogenic genes involved in hepatic lipid metabolism were detected by PCR, Western blotting and luciferase assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043634/mycobacterial-excretory-secretory-31-protein-with-serine-protease-and-lipase-activities-an-immunogen-and-drug-target-against-tuberculosis-infection
#2
Bhaskar C Harinath
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) has been declared as a global emergency by the World Health Organization in 1993 and still remains one of the world's biggest threats. Worldwide, 9.6 million people have been estimated to have fallen ill with TB in 2014: 5.4 million men, 3.2 million women, and 1.0 million children. To reduce this burden, detection and treatment gaps must be addressed and new tools developed (Global TB report 2015). METHODS: Seroreactivity of the purified excretory secretory (ES) antigens ES-31, ES-43, ES-41, and ES-6 have been assessed in pulmonary TB (fresh, relapse, chronic, and latent), extrapulmonary TB, and in human immunodeficiency virus-TB coinfection...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025036/decreased-eicosapentaenoic-acid-levels-in-acne-vulgaris-reveals-the-presence-of-a-proinflammatory-state
#3
İbrahim Aslan, Filiz Özcan, Taner Karaarslan, Ebru Kıraç, Mutay Aslan
This study aimed to determine circulating levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2), lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and measure circulating protein levels of angiopoietin-like protein 3 (ANGPTL3), ANGPTL4, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in patients with acne vulgaris. Serum from 21 control subjects and 31 acne vulgaris patients were evaluated for levels of arachidonic acid (AA, C20:4n- 6), dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA, C20:3n-6), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3)...
December 23, 2016: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018374/island-cotton-enhanced-disease-susceptibility-1-gene-encoding-a-lipase-like-protein-plays-a-crucial-role-in-response-to-verticillium-dahliae-by-regulating-the-sa-level-and-h2o2-accumulation
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Zhang Yan, Wang Xingfen, Rong Wei, Yang Jun, Ma Zhiying
Cotton is one of the most economically important crops, but most cultivated varieties lack adequate innate immunity or resistance to Verticillium wilt. This results in serious losses to both yield and fiber quality. To identify the genetic resources for innate immunity and understand the pathways for pathogen defenses in this crop, here we focus on orthologs of the central Arabidopsis thaliana defense regulator Enhanced Disease Susceptibility 1 (EDS1). The full-length cDNA of GbEDS1 was obtained by screening the full-length cDNA library of Gossypium barbadense combining with RACE strategy...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013401/prolonged-production-and-aggregation-complexity-of-cold-active-lipase-from-pseudomonas-proteolytica-gbpi_hb61-isolated-from-cold-desert-himalaya
#5
Rahul Jain, Anita Pandey, Mukesh Pasupuleti, Veena Pande
Pseudomonas, being the common inhabitant of colder environments, are suitable for the production of cold-active enzymes. In the present study, a newly isolated strain of Pseudomonas from cold desert site in Indian Himalayan Region, was investigated for the production of cold-active lipase. The bacteria were identified as Pseudomonas proteolytica by 16S rDNA sequencing. Lipase production by bacteria was confirmed by qualitative assay using tributyrin and rhodamine-B agar plate method. The bacterium produced maximum lipase at 25 °C followed by production at 15 °C while utilizing olive, corn, as well as soybean oil as substrate in lipase production broth...
December 24, 2016: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010778/quantification-of-immobilized-candida-antarctica-lipase-b-calb-using-icp-aes-combined-with-bradford-method
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Paula Nicolás, Verónica L Lassalle, María L Ferreira
The aim of this manuscript was to study the application of a new method of protein quantification in Candida antarctica lipase B commercial solutions. Error sources associated to the traditional Bradford technique were demonstrated. Eight biocatalysts based on C. antarctica lipase B (CALB) immobilized onto magnetite nanoparticles were used. Magnetite nanoparticles were coated with chitosan (CHIT) and modified with glutaraldehyde (GLUT) and aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTS). Later, CALB was adsorbed on the modified support...
February 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004575/whole-milk-increases-intestinal-angptl4-expression-and-excretion-of-fatty-acids-through-feces-and-urine
#7
Søren Drud Nielsen, Bashar Amer, Karoline Blaabjerg, Trine K Dalsgaard, Randi Jessen, Bjørn Petrat-Melin, Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Hanne D Poulsen, Jette F Young
The angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPLT4) protein is involved in lipid metabolism and is known to inhibit lipoprotein lipase in the bloodstream. We investigated the effect of milk on intestinal ANGPTL4 and the metabolic profile of growing pigs and the effect of free fatty acids (FFAs) on ANGPTL4 in ex vivo and in vitro assays. Feeding pigs whole milk increased intestinal ANGPTL4 mRNA and increased fecal excretion of long-chain FFA compared to the control group fed soybean oil (n = 9). Furthermore, FFAs (C4-C8) induced ANGPTL4 gene expression in porcine intestinal tissue mounted in Ussing chambers and ANGPTL4 protein secretion to both the apical and basolateral sides of intestinal Caco-2 cells on permeable membranes...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992669/midkine-is-overexpressed-in-acute-pancreatitis-and-promotes-the-pancreatic-recovery-in-l-arginine-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-mice
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Li Cheng, Zhenguo Qiao, Chunfang Xu, Jiaqing Shen
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Midkine (MK) is involved in the pathogenesis of numerous malignancies, but the expression and effect of MK in acute pancreatitis (AP) have not been well studied and documented. METHODS: In this study, the expression of MK was assayed in mice with L-arginine-induced AP. A recombinant protein of MK (rhMK) was introduced in this study to test the effect of MK on the L-arginine-induced AP. Serum amylase and lipase were assayed. Pancreas tissue samples were also collected for the evaluation of histologic injury...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989999/candidate-nematicidal-proteins-in-a-new-pseudomonas-veronii-isolate-identified-by-its-antagonistic-properties-against-xiphinema-index
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Hayron Canchignia, Fabiola Altimira, Christian Montes, Evelyn Sánchez, Eduardo Tapia, María Miccono, Daniel Espinoza, Carlos Aguirre, Michael Seeger, Humberto Prieto
The nematode Xiphinema index affects grape vines and transmits important viruses associated with fanleaf degeneration. Pseudomonas spp. are an extensive bacterial group in which important biodegradation and/or biocontrol properties can occur for several strains in the group. The aim of this study was to identify new Pseudomonas isolates with antagonist activity against X. index. Forty bacterial isolates were obtained from soil and root samples from Chilean vineyards. Thirteen new fluorescent pseudomonads were found and assessed for their antagonistic capability...
December 17, 2016: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986537/meaningful-respirometric-measurements-of-ucp1-mediated-thermogenesis
#10
Yongguo Li, Tobias Fromme, Martin Klingenspor
Regarding the enormous interest in brown and brite/beige adipose tissue in the context of metabolic disease, reliable quantification of thermogenesis in these adipocytes is a central issue. This requires an assay specific for uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) mediated thermogenesis in adherent intact cells. In a recent study we identified a major pitfall associated with established procedures generally applied for this purpose. Meaningful respirometry of UCP1-mediated thermogenesis imperatively requires activation of UCP1 and control over free fatty acid levels...
December 14, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986123/effects-of-castanospermine-on-inflammatory-response-in-a-rat-model-of%C3%A2-experimental-severe-acute-pancreatitis
#11
Yu-Pu Hong, Chen Chen, Wen-Yi Guo, Liang Zhao, Fang-Chao Mei, Ming-Wei Xiang, Wei-Xing Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an acute inflammatory disorder characterized by autodigestion of pancreatic tissue resulting in local pancreatic injury or systemic inflammatory response. Castanospermine (CAST) is an alkaloid from the Castanospermum australe, known as an anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant in animal experiments. However, whether CAST can attenuate AP remains unclear. This study investigated the effects of CAST on sodium taurocholate (STC)-induced severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in rats and the pertinent mechanism...
August 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965754/psychrophilic-lipase-from-arctic-bacterium
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Zakiah Ramle, Rashidah Abdul Rahim
A lipase producer psychrophilic microorganism isolated from Arctic sample was studied. The genomic DNA of the isolate was extracted using modified CTAB method. Identification of the isolate by morphological and 16S rRNA sequence analysis revealed that the isolate is closely related to Arthrobacter gangotriensis (97% similarity). A. gangotriensis was determined as positive lipase producer based on the plate screening using specific and sensitive plate assay of Rhodamine B. The PCR result using Arthrobacter sp...
November 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964890/chemoenzymatic-synthesis-of-fluorogenic-phospholipids-and-evaluation-in-assays-of-phospholipases-a-c-and-d
#13
Mathilde S Piel, Günther H J Peters, Jesper Brask
Phospholipases are ubiquitous in nature and the target of significant research aiming at both their physiological roles and technical applications in e.g. the food industry. In the search for sensitive and selective phospholipase assays, we have focused on synthetic FRET (Förster resonance energy transfer) substrates. This has led to the development of a facile, easily scalable and low cost synthesis of fluorogenic phospholipids featuring the dansyl/dabcyl fluorophore/quencher-pair on the fatty acid ω-position and on the phosphatidylethanolamine head group, respectively...
December 10, 2016: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938388/berberine-increases-adipose-triglyceride-lipase-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-through-the-ampk-pathway
#14
Dongqing Jiang, Dianhui Wang, Xianghua Zhuang, Zhanqing Wang, Yihong Ni, Shihong Chen, Fudun Sun
BACKGROUND: Obesity is closely related to the metabolism of triacylglycerol (TG) in adipocytes. Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) and hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) are rate-limiting enzymes that control the hydrolysis of TG. Effects on ATGL and HSL to increase lipolysis may counteract obesity. Berberine (BBR) is a compound derived from the Chinese medicine plant Coptis chinensis. In the present study we show the effects of BBR on ATGL and HSL and explore the potential underlying mechanisms of these effects...
December 9, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937045/sempervivum-davisii-phytochemical-composition-antioxidant-and-lipase-inhibitory-activities
#15
Yusuf Uzun, Abdullah Dalar, Izabela Konczak
CONTEXT: Sempervivum davisii Muirhead (Crassulaceae) is a traditional medicinal herb from Eastern Anatolia. To date the composition of phytochemicals and physiological properties of this herb were not subjected to any research. OBJECTIVE: This study identifies compounds in S. davisii hydrophilic extracts and evaluates their potential biological properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethanol-based lyophilized extracts were obtained from aerial parts of plant (10 g of ground dry plant material in 200 mL of acidified aqueous ethanol, shaken for 2 h at 22 °C with supernatant collected and freeze-dried under vacuum)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916329/detection-of-manganese-peroxidase-and-other-exoenzymes-in-four-isolates-of-geastrum-geastrales-in-pure-culture
#16
Francisco Kuhar, Valeria C Castiglia, Juan C Zamora
Knowledge regarding the enzymatic machinery of fungi is decisive to understand their ecological role. The species of the genus Geastrum are known to grow extremely slowly in pure culture, which makes it difficult to evaluate physiological parameters such as enzyme activity. Qualitative assays were performed on isolates of four species of this genus, showing evidence of laccase, cellulase, pectinase, amylase and lipase activity and suggesting that a wide range of carbon sources can be exploited by these species...
October 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911408/defining-substrate-specificities-for-lipase-and-phospholipase-candidates
#17
Diana X Sahonero-Canavesi, Maritza Zavaleta-Pastor, Lourdes Martínez-Aguilar, Isabel M López-Lara, Otto Geiger
Microorganisms produce a wide spectrum of (phospho)lipases that are secreted in order to make external substrates available for the organism. Alternatively, other (phospho)lipases may be physically associated with the producing organism causing a turnover of intrinsic lipids and frequently giving rise to a remodeling of the cellular membranes. Although potential (phospho)lipases can be predicted with a number of algorithms when the gene/protein sequence is available, experimental proof of the enzyme activities, substrate specificities, and potential physiological functions has frequently not been obtained...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908779/lipoprotein-lipase-does-not-increase-significantly-in-the-postprandial-plasma
#18
Nobuyoshi Ishiyama, Kouji Sakamaki, Younosuke Shimomura, Kazuhiko Kotani, Kokoro Tsuzaki, Naoki Sakane, Kazuya Miyashita, Isao Fukamachi, Junji Kobayashi, Kimber L Stanhope, Peter J Havel, Keiko Kamachi, Akira Tanaka, Yoshiharu Tokita, Tetsuo Machida, Masami Murakami, Katsuyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Previous reports have shown that lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity significantly increases in the postprandial plasma associated with the increase of TG-rich lipoproteins. Therefore, we have reexamined those relationships using newly developed LPL assay with the different kinds of food intake. METHODS: Standard meal (n=81), 50g of fat (n=54), 75g of glucose (n=25) and cookie (25g fat and 75g carbohydrate fat) (n=28) were administered in generally healthy volunteers...
January 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908755/synthesis-evaluation-and-molecular-modelling-studies-of-2-carbazol-3-yl-2-oxoacetamide-analogues-as-a-new-class-of-potential-pancreatic-lipase-inhibitors
#19
S N C Sridhar, George Ginson, P O Venkataramana Reddy, Mukund P Tantak, Dalip Kumar, Atish T Paul
A series of twenty four 2-(carbazol-3-yl)-2-oxoacetamide analogues were synthesized, characterized and evaluated for their pancreatic lipase (PL) inhibitory activity. Porcine PL was used against 4-nitrophenyl butyrate (method A) and tributyrin (methods B and C) as substrates during the PL inhibition assay. Compounds 7e, 7f and 7p exhibited potential PL inhibitory activity (IC50 values of 6.31, 8.72 and 9.58μM, respectively in method A; and Xi50 of 21.85, 21.94 and 26.2, respectively in method B). Further, inhibition kinetics of 7e, 7f and 7p against PL, using method A, revealed their competitive nature of inhibition...
January 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900690/a-microtiter-plate-based-assay-to-screen-for-active-and-stereoselective-hydrolytic-enzymes-in-enzyme-libraries
#20
Dominique Böttcher, Patrick Zägel, Marlen Schmidt, Uwe T Bornscheuer
A procedure for the high-throughput screening (HTS) of esterases is described. This includes a pretest for discrimination of active and inactive clones using an agar plate overlay assay, the enzyme expression in microtiter plates and the measurement of activity and enantioselectivity (E) of the esterase variants using acetates of secondary alcohols as model substrates. Acetic acid released is converted in an enzyme cascade leading to the stoichiometric formation of NADH, which is quantified in a spectrophotometer...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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