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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808104/interaction-between-photosynthetic-electron-transport-and-chloroplast-sinks-triggers-protection-and-signalling-important-for-plant-productivity
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Peter J Gollan, Yugo Lima-Melo, Arjun Tiwari, Mikko Tikkanen, Eva-Mari Aro
The photosynthetic light reactions provide energy that is consumed and stored in electron sinks, the products of photosynthesis. A balance between light reactions and electron consumption in the chloroplast is vital for plants, and is protected by several photosynthetic regulation mechanisms. Photosystem I (PSI) is particularly susceptible to photoinhibition when these factors become unbalanced, which can occur in low temperatures or in high light. In this study we used the pgr5 Arabidopsis mutant that lacks ΔpH-dependent regulation of photosynthetic electron transport as a model to study the consequences of PSI photoinhibition under high light...
September 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801523/dietary-modulation-of-oxylipins-in-cardiovascular-disease-and-aging
#2
Stephanie P B Caligiuri, Mihir Parikh, Aleksandra Stamenkovic, Grant N Pierce, Harold M Aukema
Oxylipins are a group of fatty acid metabolites generated via oxygenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and are involved in processes such as inflammation, immunity, pain, vascular tone and coagulation. As a result, oxylipins are implicated in many conditions characterized by these processes including cardiovascular disease and aging. The best characterized oxylipins in relation to cardiovascular disease are derived from the ω-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid. These oxylipins generally increase inflammation, hypertension and platelet aggregation, although not universally...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775075/first-selective-12-lox-inhibitor-ml355-impairs-thrombus-formation-and-vessel-occlusion-in-vivo-with-minimal-effects-on-hemostasis
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Reheman Adili, Benjamin E Tourdot, Katherine Mast, Jennifer Yeung, John Cody Freedman, Abigail Green, Diane K Luci, Ajit Jadhav, Anton Simeonov, David J Maloney, Theodore R Holman, Michael Holinstat
OBJECTIVE: Adequate platelet reactivity is required for maintaining hemostasis. However, excessive platelet reactivity can also lead to the formation of occlusive thrombi. Platelet 12(S)-lipoxygenase (12-LOX), an oxygenase highly expressed in the platelet, has been demonstrated to regulate platelet function and thrombosis ex vivo, supporting a key role for 12-LOX in the regulation of in vivo thrombosis. However, the ability to pharmacologically target 12-LOX in vivo has not been established to date...
August 3, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774820/identification-of-cyp443d1-cyp74-clan-of-nematostella-vectensis-as-a-first-cnidarian-epoxyalcohol-synthase-and-insights-into-its-catalytic-mechanism
#4
Yana Y Toporkova, Svetlana S Gorina, Fakhima K Mukhitova, Mats Hamberg, Tatyana M Ilyina, Lucia S Mukhtarova, Alexander N Grechkin
The CYP74 clan enzymes are responsible for the biosynthesis of numerous bioactive oxylipins in higher plants, some Proteobacteria, brown and green algae, and Metazoa. A novel putative CYP74 clan gene CYP443D1 of the starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis, Cnidaria) has been cloned, and the properties of the corresponding recombinant protein have been studied in the present work. The recombinant CYP443D1 was incubated with the 9- and 13-hydroperoxides of linoleic and α-linolenic acids (9-HPOD, 13-HPOD, 9-HPOT, and 13-HPOT, respectively), as well as with the 9-hydroperoxide of γ-linolenic acid (γ-9-HPOT) and 15-hydroperoxide of eicosapentaenoic acid (15-HPEPE)...
August 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772063/the-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-extends-caenorhabditis-elegans-lifespan-via-nhr-49-ppar%C3%AE-and-oxidation-to-oxylipins
#5
Wenbo Qi, Gloria E Gutierrez, Xiaoli Gao, Hong Dixon, Joe A McDonough, Ann M Marini, Alfred L Fisher
The dietary intake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has been linked to a reduction in the incidence of aging-associated disease including cardiovascular disease and stroke. Additionally, long-lived Caenorhabditis elegans glp-1 germ line-less mutant animals show a number of changes in lipid metabolism including the increased production of the ω-3 fatty acid, α-linolenic acid (ALA). Here, we show that the treatment of C. elegans with ALA produces a dose-dependent increase in lifespan. The increased longevity of the glp-1 mutant animals is known to be dependent on both the NHR-49/PPARα and SKN-1/Nrf2 transcription factors, although the mechanisms involved are incompletely understood...
August 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764653/maize-network-analysis-revealed-gene-modules-involved-in-development-nutrients-utilization-metabolism-and-stress-response
#6
Shisong Ma, Zehong Ding, Pinghua Li
BACKGROUND: The advent of big data in biology offers opportunities while poses challenges to derive biological insights. For maize, a large amount of publicly available transcriptome datasets have been generated but a comprehensive analysis is lacking. RESULTS: We constructed a maize gene co-expression network based on the graphical Gaussian model, using massive RNA-seq data. The network, containing 20,269 genes, assembles into 964 gene modules that function in a variety of plant processes, such as cell organization, the development of inflorescences, ligules and kernels, the uptake and utilization of nutrients (e...
August 1, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736329/cord-blood-eicosanoid-signatures-and-newborn-gestational-age
#7
Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Dries S Martens, Tim S Nawrot, Malin L Nording
Beyond prostaglandins, the function of eicosanoids and other oxylipins in pregnancy and labor is poorly understood. In contrast to earlier work focusing on preterm infants, we investigated how oxylipin levels in newborns (measured in cord blood) vary during the last weeks of pregnancy in 190 mother-newborns (≥37 weeks of gestation) of the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, Belgium. We found increased levels of PGE2 (p=0.003), PGF2α (p=0.042), 8,9-DHET (p=0.037), 11-HETE (p=0.034), and 15-HETrE (p=0.008) associated with full term pregnancy compared to early term labor...
July 20, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715485/characterization-of-the-maize-lipoxygenase-gene-family-in-relation-to-aflatoxin-accumulation-resistance
#8
Oluwaseun F Ogunola, Leigh K Hawkins, Erik Mylroie, Michael V Kolomiets, Eli Borrego, Juliet D Tang, W Paul Williams, Marilyn L Warburton
Maize (Zea mays L.) is a globally important staple food crop prone to contamination by aflatoxin, a carcinogenic secondary metabolite produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus. An efficient approach to reduce accumulation of aflatoxin is the development of germplasm resistant to colonization and toxin production by A. flavus. Lipoxygenases (LOXs) are a group of non-heme iron containing dioxygenase enzymes that catalyze oxygenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). LOX derived oxylipins play critical roles in plant defense against pathogens including A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714336/specific-plasma-oxylipins-increase-the-odds-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#9
Stephanie P B Caligiuri, Harold M Aukema, Amir Ravandi, Renée Lavallée, Randy Guzman, Grant N Pierce
Oxylipins and fatty acids may be novel therapeutic targets for cardiovascular disease. The objective was to determine if plasma oxylipins or fatty acids can influence the odds of cardiovascular/cerebrovascular events. In 98 patients (25 female, 73 male) with peripheral artery disease, the prevalence of transient ischemic attacks, cerebrovascular accidents, stable angina, and acute coronary syndrome was n = 16, 10, 16, and 24, respectively. Risk factors such as being male, diagnosed hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia were not associated with events...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709649/analysis-of-oxylipins-in-human-plasma-comparison-of-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-ultrahigh-performance-supercritical-fluid-chromatography-coupled-to-mass-spectrometry
#10
Róbert Berkecz, Miroslav Lísa, Michal Holčapek
The potential of ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS) and ultrahigh-performance supercritical fluid chromatography (UHPSFC) coupled to negative-ion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) for the analysis of 46 oxylipins and 2 fatty acid standards is compared in terms of their chromatographic resolution with the emphasis on distinguishing isobaric interferences and the method sensitivity. UHPLC provides the baseline separation of 24 isobaric oxylipins within 13min, while UHPSFC enables the separation of only 20 isobaric oxylipins within 8min...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682409/effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-the-pattern-of-oxylipins-a-short-review-about-the-modulation-of-hydroxy-dihydroxy-and-epoxy-fatty-acids
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REVIEW
Annika I Ostermann, Nils Helge Schebb
A growing body of evidence suggests that the intake of the long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n3-PUFA) eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5 n3, EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6 n3, DHA) is linked to beneficial health effects, particularly in the prevention of cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. Although the molecular mode of action of n3-PUFA is still not fully understood, it is not controversial that a significant portion of the (patho)-physiological effects of PUFA are mediated by their oxidative metabolites, i...
July 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667077/dietary-la-and-sex-effects-on-oxylipin-profiles-in-rat-kidney-liver-and-serum-differ-from-their-effects-on-pufas
#12
Shan Leng, Tanja Winter, Harold M Aukema
A vast literature on fatty acids in mammals exists, but comparable compositional data on oxylipins is lacking. Weanling Sprague-Dawley rats were therefore provided control diets or diets with higher linoleic acid (LA) or with higher LA and α-linolenic acid (LA+ALA) for 6 weeks. Kidneys, livers, and serum were analyzed for oxylipins and fatty acids. The proportion of tissue oxylipins derived from LA was greater than the relative proportion of LA itself, whereas arachidonic acid (AA) oxylipins were overrepresented in serum...
August 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651702/effect-of-dha-supplementation-on-oxylipin-levels-in-plasma-and-immune-cell-stimulated-blood
#13
Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Annika I Ostermann, Lisa Stork, Sabrina Fritzsch, Heike Kohrs, Theresa Greupner, Andreas Hahn, Nils Helge Schebb
INTRODUCTION: EPA and DHA cause different physiological effects, which are in many cases mediated via their oxidative metabolites (oxylipins). However, metabolism studies investigating the effect of either EPA or DHA on comprehensive oxylipin patterns are lacking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The short and long term (1, 3, 6, and 12 week) effect of 1076mg/d DHA (free of EPA) on free (unesterified) oxylipin concentrations in plasma and lipopolysacharid (LPS) stimulated blood of 12 healthy men (mean age 25...
June 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651699/levels-of-oxylipins-endocannabinoids-and-related-lipids-in-plasma-before-and-after-low-level-exposure-to-acrolein-in-healthy-individuals-and-individuals-with-chemical-intolerance
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Anna-Sara Claeson, Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Jenny Häggström, Christopher J Fowler, Malin L Nording
Oxylipins and endocannabinoids play important biological roles, including effects upon inflammation. It is not known whether the circulating levels of these lipids are affected by inhalation of the environmental pollutant acrolein. In the present study, we have investigated the consequences of low-level exposure to acrolein on oxylipin, endocannabinoid and related lipid levels in the plasma of healthy individuals and individuals with chemical intolerance (CI), an affliction with a suggested inflammatory origin...
June 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651692/long-chain-fatty-acids-and-related-pro-inflammatory-specialized-pro-resolving-lipid-mediators-and-their-intermediates-in-preterm-human-milk-during-the-first-month-of-lactation
#15
D T Robinson, H L Palac, V Baillif, E Van Goethem, M Dubourdeau, L Van Horn, C R Martin
This study aimed to measure longitudinal quantities of the long chain fatty acids, their biologically active terminal metabolites and related intermediates (also called oxylipins) in preterm human milk expressed during the first month of lactation. In a prospective cohort, breast milk was collected throughout the first month of lactation in 30 women who delivered preterm infants. Eighteen bioactive lipids and their intermediates were quantified via solid phase extraction and LC-MS/MS. Analysis by GC-FID quantified the fatty acid precursors...
June 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647505/identification-of-mapks-as-signal-transduction-components-required-for-the-cell-death-response-during-compatible-infection-by-the-synergistic-pair-potato-virus-x-potato-virus-y
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Emmanuel Aguilar, Francisco J Del Toro, Tomás Canto, Francisco Tenllado
Systemic necrosis is one of the most severe symptoms caused in compatible plant-virus interactions and shares common features with the hypersensitive response (HR). Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are associated with responses to compatible and incompatible host-virus interactions. Here, we show that virus-induced gene silencing of the Nicotiana benthamiana MAPK genes salicylic acid-induced protein kinase (SIPK) and wound-induced protein kinase (WIPK), and the MAPK kinase (MAPKK) genes MEK1 and MKK1, partially compromised the HR-like response induced by the synergistic interaction of Potato virus X with Potato virus Y (PVX-PVY)...
September 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644561/the-redox-sensitive-module-of-cyclophilin-20-3-2-cysteine-peroxiredoxin-and-cysteine-synthase-integrates-sulfur-metabolism-and-oxylipin-signaling-in-the-high-light-acclimation-response
#17
Sara M Müller, Shanshan Wang, Wilena Telman, Michael Liebthal, Helena Schnitzer, Andrea Viehhauser, Carsten Sticht, Carolina Delatorre, Markus Wirtz, Rüdiger Hell, Karl-Josef Dietz
The integration of redox- and reactive oxygen species-dependent signaling and metabolic activities is fundamental to plant acclimation to biotic and abiotic stresses. Previous data suggest the existence of a dynamically interacting module in the chloroplast stroma consisting of cyclophilin 20-3 (Cyp20-3), O-acetylserine(thiol)lyase B (OASTL-B), 2-cysteine peroxiredoxins A/B (2-CysPrx) and serine acetyltransferase 2;1 (SERAT2;1). The functionality of this COPS module is influenced by redox stimuli and oxophytodienoic acid (OPDA), which is the precursor for jasmonic acid...
June 23, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583889/a-diet-rich-in-omega-3-fatty-acids-enhances-expression-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-in-murine-brain
#18
Annika Irmgard Ostermann, Martina Reutzel, Nicole Hartung, Nicole Franke, Laura Kutzner, Kirsten Schoenfeld, Karsten-Henrich Weylandt, Gunter Peter Eckert, Nils Helge Schebb
Several studies suggest that intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n3-PUFA) beneficially influences cognitive function. However, effects on the adult brain are not clear. Little is known about the impact of dietary intervention on the fatty acid profile in adult brain, the modulation in the expression of enzymes involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and metabolism as well as changes in resulting oxylipins. These questions were addressed in the present study in two independent n3-PUFA feeding experiments in mice...
June 3, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582415/defense-related-decadienal-elicits-membrane-lipid-remodeling-in-the-diatom-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
#19
Tanya Sabharwal, Kanagasabapathi Sathasivan, Mona C Mehdy
Diatoms rapidly release extracellular oxylipins (oxygenated lipids) including polyunsaturated aldehydes in response to herbivory and other stresses. Oxylipins have several defense-related activities including inhibition of reproduction in herbivores and signaling to distant diatoms. Physiological changes in diatoms exposed to varying levels of oxylipins are only beginning to be understood. In this study, Phaeodactylum tricornutum cultures were treated with sublethal concentrations of the polyunsaturated aldehyde trans,trans-2,4-decadienal (DD) to assess effects on lipid composition and membrane permeability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578135/oxylipin-mediated-stress-response-of-a-miraculin-like-protease-inhibitor-in-hexanoic-acid-primed-eggplant-plants-infested-by-colorado-potato-beetle
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M José López-Galiano, Víctor Manuel Ruiz-Arroyo, Emma Fernández-Crespo, Carolina Rausell, M Dolores Real, Pilar García-Agustín, Carmen González-Bosch, Inmaculada García-Robles
Insect-plant interactions are governed by a complex equilibrium between the mechanisms through which plant recognize insect attack and orchestrate downstream signaling events that trigger plant defense responses, and the mechanisms by which insects overcome plant defenses. Due to this tight and dynamic interplay, insight into the nature of the plant defense response can be gained by analyzing changes in the insect herbivores digestive system upon plant feeding. In this work we have identified a Solanum melongena miraculin-like protease inhibitor in the midgut juice of Colorado potato larvae feeding on eggplant plants treated with the natural inducer of plant defenses hexanoic acid...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
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