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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715746/pfoa-induced-metabolism-disturbance-and-multi-generational-reproductive-toxicity-in-oryzias-latipes
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Jin Wuk Lee, Jae-Woo Lee, Kyungtae Kim, Yu-Jin Shin, Jieun Kim, Suhkmann Kim, Heejung Kim, Pilje Kim, Kyunghwa Park
The aims of this study were to examine multi-generational reproductive toxicity and metabolism disturbances in Oryzias latipes exposed to 0.3, 3, and 30mg/L PFOA for 259-day. The highest concentration of PFOA suppressed fecundity over three generations from F0 to F2 and sac-fry survival rate in F2 generation, indicating that PFOA resulted in multi-generational reproductive toxicity (p<0.05). Histologically, in F1 and F2 generations, O. latipes exposed to 30mg/L PFOA revealed accelerated gonad development, and the atrophy and degeneration of thyroid follicular cell...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713710/the-healing-effect-of-conditioned-media-and-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-comparison-in-experimental-dog-model
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Kamyar Iravani, Arash Sobhanmanesh, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Seyed Basir Hashemi, Davood Mehrabani, Shahrokh Zare
BACKGROUND: Differences in causes, severities, areas of stenosis, and the association with swallowing and phonation of larynx and trachea can result into Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS).This study evaluated the healing effect of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) in experimentally induced LTS dog model. METHODS: Seven dogs were enrolled. BMSCs were isolated from proximal humerus and shoulder of a dog and cultured in media containing alpha minimal essential medium, fetal bovine serum, penicillin and streptomycin, and L-glutamine...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712890/amburana-cearensis-seed-extract-protects-brain-mitochondria-from-oxidative-stress-and-cerebellar-cells-from-excitotoxicity-induced-by-glutamate
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E P L Pereira, C S Santos, J Amparo, R Short, Y Nuñez-Figueredo, L G Fernandez, P R Ribeiro, S Braga-de-Souza, V D A Silva, S L Costa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Amburana cearensis (Allemao) A.C.Sm. is a medicinal plant of the Brazilian Caatinga reported to present antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of the extracts obtained from the seeds of A. cearensis in primary cultures of cerebellar cells subjected to excitotoxicity induced by glutamate and brain mitochondria submitted to oxidative stress. MATERIALS: and methods: Primary cultures of cerebellar cells were treated with the ethanol (ETAC), hexane (EHAC), dichloromethane (EDAC) and ethyl acetate (EAAC) extracts of the seeds of A...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712602/anaplerotic-therapy-in-propionic-acidemia
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Nicola Longo, Leisa B Price, Eduard Gappmaier, Nancy L Cantor, Sharon L Ernst, Carrie Bailey, Marzia Pasquali
BACKGROUND: Propionic acidemia is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of propionyl- CoA carboxylase, the enzyme converting propionyl-CoA to methylmalonyl-CoA that subsequently enters the citric acid cycle as succinyl-CoA. Patients with propionic acidemia cannot metabolize propionic acid, which combines with oxaloacetate to form methylcitric acid. This, with the defective supply of succinyl-CoA, may lead to a deficiency in citric acid cycle intermediates. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine whether supplements with glutamine (400mg/kg per day), citrate (7...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698568/an-allelic-variant-of-the-pmrb-sensor-kinase-responsible-for-colistin-resistance-in-an-escherichia-coli-strain-of-clinical-origin
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Antonio Cannatelli, Tommaso Giani, Noemi Aiezza, Vincenzo Di Pilato, Luigi Principe, Francesco Luzzaro, Cesira L Galeotti, Gian Maria Rossolini
We investigated the colistin resistance mechanism in an Escherichia coli strain (LC711/14) isolated in Italy in 2014, from an urinary tract infection, which was previously shown to express a colistin resistance mechanism different from mcr-1. LC711/14 was found to carry a novel mutation in the pmrB gene, resulting in a leucine to proline amino acid substitution at position 10 of the PmrB sensor kinase component of the PmrAB signal transduction system. The role of this substitution in colistin resistance was documented by expression of the wild-type and mutated alleles in a pmrB deletion derivative of the E...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697427/nmr-based-metabolomic-study-on-the-toxicological-effects-of-pesticide-diazinon-on-adaptation-to-sea-water-by-endangered-persian-sturgeon-acipenser-persicus-fingerlings
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Saeed Hajirezaee, Alireza Mirvaghefi, Hamid Farahmand, Naser Agh
NMR-based metabolomics was applied to explore metabolic impacts of diazinon on sea water adaptation of Persian sturgeon fingerlings, Acipenser persicus. Fingerlings were exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of diazinon in freshwater (FW) for 96 h (short-term trial) and 12 days (long-term trial) and then exposed in brackish water (BW) (12 mg L(-1) salinity) for 24 h. After 96 h and 12 days exposure in FW, identified metabolites (amino acids, osmolytes, energy metabolites) showed different change-patterns compared to control group (P < 0...
July 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692032/epigenetic-silencing-of-microrna-137-enhances-asct2-expression-and-tumor-glutamine-metabolism
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J Dong, D Xiao, Z Zhao, P Ren, C Li, Y Hu, J Shi, H Su, L Wang, H Liu, B Li, P Gao, G Qing
Tumor cells must activate specific transporters to meet their increased glutamine metabolic demands. Relative to other glutamine transporters, the ASC family transporter 2 (ASCT2, also called SLC1A5) is profoundly elevated in a wide spectrum of human cancers to coordinate metabolic reprogramming and malignant transformation. Understanding the molecular mechanisms whereby tumor cells frequently upregulate this transporter is therefore vital to develop potential strategies for transporter-targeted therapies. Combining in-silico algorithms with systemic experimental screening, we herein identify the tumor suppressor microRNA, miR-137, as an essential regulator that targets ASCT2 and cancer cell glutamine metabolism...
July 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682474/autologous-serum-supplement-favours-in-vitro-regenerative-paracrine-factors-synthesis
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Nazmul Haque, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Noor Lide Abu Kassim, Mohammad Tariqur Rahman
OBJECTIVES: Foetal bovine serum (FBS) is often the serum supplement of choice for in vitro human cell culture. This study compares the effect of FBS and autologous human serum (AuHS) supplement in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture to prepare secretome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PBMC (n = 7) were cultured either in RPMI-1640 containing L-glutamine and 50 units/ml Penicillin-Streptomycin (BM) or in BM with either AuHS or FBS. Viability, proliferation and differentiation of PBMC were evaluated...
July 6, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680578/dysfunctional-bmpr2-signaling-drives-an-abnormal-endothelial-requirement-for-glutamine-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Robert A Egnatchik, Evan L Brittain, Amy T Shah, Wassim H Fares, H James Ford, Ken Monahan, Christie J Kang, Emily G Kocurek, Shijun Zhu, Thong Luong, Thuy T Nguyen, Erik Hysinger, Eric D Austin, Melissa C Skala, Jamey D Young, L Jackson Roberts, Anna R Hemnes, James West, Joshua P Fessel
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is increasingly recognized as a systemic disease driven by alteration in the normal functioning of multiple metabolic pathways affecting all of the major carbon substrates, including amino acids. We found that human pulmonary hypertension patients (WHO Group I, PAH) exhibit systemic and pulmonary-specific alterations in glutamine metabolism, with the diseased pulmonary vasculature taking up significantly more glutamine than that of controls. Using cell culture models and transgenic mice expressing PAH-causing BMPR2 mutations, we found that the pulmonary endothelium in PAH shunts significantly more glutamine carbon into the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle than wild-type endothelium...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676225/identification-of-cytidine-5-triphosphate-synthase1-selective-inhibitory-peptide-from-random-peptide-library-displayed-on-t7-phage
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Kotaro Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Ishibashi, Ryutaro Adachi, Shin-Ichi Matsumoto, Hideyuki Oki, Yusuke Kamada, Satoshi Sogabe, Yumi Zama, Jun-Ichi Sakamoto, Akiyoshi Tani
Cytidine triphosphate synthase 1 (CTPS1) is an enzyme expressed in activated lymphocytes that catalyzes the conversion of uridine triphosphate (UTP) to cytidine triphosphate (CTP) with ATP-dependent amination, using either L-glutamine or ammonia as the nitrogen source. Since CTP plays an important role in DNA/RNA synthesis, phospholipid synthesis, and protein sialyation, CTPS1-inhibition is expected to control lymphocyte proliferation and size expansion in inflammatory diseases. In contrast, CTPS2, an isozyme of CTPS1 possessing 74% amino acid sequence homology, is expressed in normal lymphocytes...
July 1, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666234/physio-biochemical-basis-of-iron-sulfide-nanoparticle-induced-growth-and-seed-yield-enhancement-in-b-%C3%A2-juncea
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Madhu Rawat, Rajeev Nayan, Bhawana Negi, M G H Zaidi, Sandeep Arora
Metal nanoparticles have been reported to influence plant growth and productivity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects have not been completely understood yet. Current work describes the physio-biochemical basis of iron sulfide nanoparticle induced growth and yield enhancement in Brassica juncea. Iron sulfide nanoparticles (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 ppm) were used for foliar treatment of B. juncea at 30, 45 and 60 days after sowing, under field conditions. Foliar treatment of 4 ppm iron sulfide nanoparticle solution at 30 days after sowing brought maximal enhancement in agronomic attributes of the treated plants...
June 20, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652247/posttranscriptional-upregulation-of-idh1-by-hur-establishes-a-powerful-survival-phenotype-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Mahsa Zarei, Shruti Lal, Seth J Parker, Avinoam Nevler, Ali Vaziri-Gohar, Katerina Dukleska, Nicole C Mambelli-Lisboa, Cynthia Moffat, Fernando F Blanco, Saswati N Chand, Masaya Jimbo, Joseph A Cozzitorto, Wei Jiang, Charles J Yeo, Eric Londin, Erin L Seifert, Christian M Metallo, Jonathan R Brody, Jordan M Winter
Cancer aggressiveness may result from the selective pressure of a harsh nutrient-deprived microenvironment. Here we illustrate how such conditions promote chemotherapy resistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). Glucose or glutamine withdrawal resulted in a 5-10-fold protective effect with chemotherapy treatment. PDA xenografts were less sensitive to gemcitabine in hypoglycemic mice compared to hyperglycemic mice. Consistent with this observation, patients receiving adjuvant gemcitabine (n=107) with elevated serum glucose levels (HgbA1C>6...
June 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650156/discovery-of-a-glutamine-kinase-required-for-the-biosynthesis-of-the-o-methyl-phosphoramidate-modifications-found-in-the-capsular-polysaccharides-of-campylobacter-jejuni
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Zane W Taylor, Haley A Brown, Tamari Narindoshvili, Cory Q Wenzel, Christine M Szymanski, Hazel M Holden, Frank M Raushel
Bacterial capsular polysaccharides (CPS) are complex carbohydrate structures that play a role in the overall fitness of the organism. Campylobacter jejuni, known for being a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, produces a CPS with a unique O-methyl phosphoramidate (MeOPN) modification on specific sugar residues. The formation of P-N bonds in nature is relatively rare, and the pathway for the assembly of the phosphoramidate moiety in the CPS of C. jejuni is unknown. In this investigation we discovered that the initial transformation in the biosynthetic pathway for the MeOPN modification of the CPS involves the direct phosphorylation of the amide nitrogen of l-glutamine with ATP by the catalytic activity of Cj1418...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641601/the-impact-of-traumatic-stress-on-pavlovian-biases
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O T Ousdal, Q J Huys, A M Milde, A R Craven, L Ersland, T Endestad, A Melinder, K Hugdahl, R J Dolan
BACKGROUND: Disturbances in Pavlovian valuation systems are reported to follow traumatic stress exposure. However, motivated decisions are also guided by instrumental mechanisms, but to date the effect of traumatic stress on these instrumental systems remain poorly investigated. Here, we examine whether a single episode of severe traumatic stress influences flexible instrumental decisions through an impact on a Pavlovian system. METHODS: Twenty-six survivors of the 2011 Norwegian terror attack and 30 matched control subjects performed an instrumental learning task in which Pavlovian and instrumental associations promoted congruent or conflicting responses...
June 23, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630436/a-novel-gd-dtpa-conjugated-poly-l-%C3%AE-glutamyl-glutamine-paclitaxel-polymeric-delivery-system-for-tumor-theranostics
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Lipeng Gao, Jinge Zhou, Jing Yu, Qilong Li, Xueying Liu, Lei Sun, Ting Peng, Jing Wang, Jianzhong Zhu, Jihong Sun, Weiyue Lu, Lei Yu, Zhiqiang Yan, Yiting Wang
The conventional chemotherapeutics could not be traced in vivo and provide timely feedback on the clinical effectiveness of drugs. In this study, poly(L-γ-glutamyl-glutamine)-paclitaxel (PGG-PTX), as a model polymer, was chemically conjugated with Gd-DTPA (Gd-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid), a T1-contrast agent of MRI, to prepare a Gd-DTPA-conjugated PGG-PTX (PGG-PTX-DTPA-Gd) delivery system used for tumor theranostics. PGG-PTX-DTPA-Gd can be self-assembled to NPs in water with a z-average hydrodynamic diameter about 35...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628108/germline-hypomorphic-card11-mutations-in-severe-atopic-disease
#16
Chi A Ma, Jeffrey R Stinson, Yuan Zhang, Jordan K Abbott, Michael A Weinreich, Pia J Hauk, Paul R Reynolds, Jonathan J Lyons, Celeste G Nelson, Elisa Ruffo, Batsukh Dorjbal, Salomé Glauzy, Natsuko Yamakawa, Swadhinya Arjunaraja, Kelsey Voss, Jennifer Stoddard, Julie Niemela, Yu Zhang, Sergio D Rosenzweig, Joshua J McElwee, Thomas DiMaggio, Helen F Matthews, Nina Jones, Kelly D Stone, Alejandro Palma, Matías Oleastro, Emma Prieto, Andrea R Bernasconi, Geronimo Dubra, Silvia Danielian, Jonathan Zaiat, Marcelo A Marti, Brian Kim, Megan A Cooper, Neil D Romberg, Eric Meffre, Erwin W Gelfand, Andrew L Snow, Joshua D Milner
Few monogenic causes for severe manifestations of common allergic diseases have been identified. Through next-generation sequencing on a cohort of patients with severe atopic dermatitis with and without comorbid infections, we found eight individuals, from four families, with novel heterozygous mutations in CARD11, which encodes a scaffolding protein involved in lymphocyte receptor signaling. Disease improved over time in most patients. Transfection of mutant CARD11 expression constructs into T cell lines demonstrated both loss-of-function and dominant-interfering activity upon antigen receptor-induced activation of nuclear factor-κB and mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)...
June 19, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624247/production-of-l-alanyl-l-glutamine-by-recycling-e-coli-expressing-%C3%AE-amino-acid-ester-acyltransferase
#17
Yimin Li, Wenjie Yuan, Jiaoqi Gao, Chao Fan, Wenzhong Wu, Fengwu Bai
In this study, the optimum induction and reaction conditions, and fermentation process of producing Ala-Gln by E. coli Origami 2 overexpressing α-amino acid ester acyltransferase (OPA) were investigated. Besides, the Ala-Gln synthesis by OPA achieved the maximum molar yield of 94.7% and productivity of 1.89g/L/min due to the extremely high enzyme activity. On this basis, repeated-cycle batch fermentation to produce Ala-Gln indicated that OPA could maintain high Ala-Gln yields and enzyme stabilities after several cell recycling...
June 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621016/acute-effects-of-phenylbutyrate-on-glutamine-branched-chain-amino-acid-and-protein-metabolism-in-skeletal-muscles-of-rats
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Milan Holecek, Melita Vodenicarovova, Pavel Siman
Phenylbutyrate (PB) acts as chemical chaperone and histone deacetylase inhibitor, which is used to decrease ammonia in urea cycle disorders and has been investigated for use in the treatment of a number of lethal illnesses. We performed in vivo and in vitro experiments to examine the effects of PB on glutamine (GLN), branched-chain amino acid (BCAA; valine, leucine and isoleucine) and protein metabolism in rats. In the first study, animals were sacrificed one hour after three injections of PB (300mg/kg b...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620826/individual-amino-acid-supplementation-can-improve-energy-metabolism-and-decrease-ros-production-in-neuronal-cells-overexpressing-alpha-synuclein
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Vedad Delic, Jeddidiah W D Griffin, Sandra Zivkovic, Yumeng Zhang, Tam-Anh Phan, Henry Gong, Dale Chaput, Christian Reynes, Vinh B Dinh, Josean Cruz, Eni Cvitkovic, Devon Placides, Ernide Frederic, Hamed Mirzaei, Stanley M Stevens, Umesh Jinwal, Daniel C Lee, Patrick C Bradshaw
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by alpha-synuclein accumulation and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) region of the brain. Increased levels of alpha-synuclein have been shown to result in loss of mitochondrial electron transport chain complex I activity leading to increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. WT alpha-synuclein was stably overexpressed in human BE(2)-M17 neuroblastoma cells resulting in increased levels of an alpha-synuclein multimer, but no increase in alpha-synuclein monomer levels...
June 15, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620271/glutamine-ameliorates-mucosal-damage-caused-by-immune-responses-to-duck-plague-virus
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Yuanyuan Zhang, Lili Zhao, Yan Zhou, Chenxi Diao, Lingxia Han, Niu Yinjie, Shengwang Liu, Hongyan Chen
The immune-releasing effects of L-glutamine (Gln) supplementation in duck plague virus (DPV)-infected ducklings were evaluated in 120 seven-day-old ducklings that were divided into 8 groups. The ducklings in control and DPV, 0.5Gln and DPV + 0.5Gln, 1.0Gln and DPV + 1.0Gln, and 2.0Gln and DPV + 2.0Gln received 0, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 g of Gln/kg feed/d by gastric perfusion, respectively. Then, the ducklings in control to 2.0Gln were injected with 0.2 mL of phosphate-buffered saline, while those in DPV to DPV + 2...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
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