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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212306/metabolic-effects-of-berries-with-structurally-diverse-anthocyanins
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John Overall, Sierra A Bonney, Mickey Wilson, Arnold Beermann, Mary H Grace, Debora Esposito, Mary Ann Lila, Slavko Komarnytsky
Overconsumption of energy dense foods and sedentary lifestyle are considered as major causes of obesity-associated insulin resistance and abnormal glucose metabolism. Results from both cohort studies and randomized trials suggested that anthocyanins from berries may lower metabolic risks, however these reports are equivocal. The present study was designed to examine effects of six berries with structurally diverse anthocyanin profiles (normalized to 400 µg/g total anthocyanin content) on development of metabolic risk factors in the C57BL/6 mouse model of polygenic obesity...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211698/demethylation-of-polymethoxyflavones-by-human-gut-bacterium-blautia-sp-mrg-pmf1
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Supawadee Burapan, Mihyang Kim, Jaehong Han
Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) were biotransformed to various demethylated metabolites in the human intestine by the PMF-metabolizing bacterium, Blautia sp. MRG-PMF1. Because the newly formed metabolites can have different biological activities, the pathways and regioselectivity of PMF bioconversion were investigated. Using an anaerobic in vitro study, 12 PMFs, 5,7-dimethoxyflavone (5,7-DMF), 5-hydroxy-7-methoxyflavone (5-OH-7-MF), 3,5,7-trimethoxyflavone (3,5,7-TMF), 5-hydroxy-3,7-dimethoxyflavone (5-OH-3,7-DMF), 5,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (5,7,4'-TMF), 5-hydroxy-7,4'-dimethoxyflavone (5-OH-7,4'-DMF), 3,5,7,4'-tetramethoxyflavone (3,5,7,4'-TMF), 5-hydroxy-3,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (5-OH-3,7,4'-TMF), 5,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (5,7,3',4'-TMF), 3,5,7,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone (3,5,7,3',4'-PMF), 5-hydroxy-3,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (5-OH-3,7,3',4'-TMF), and 5,3'-dihydroxy-3,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (5,3'-diOH-3,7,4'-TMF), were converted to chrysin, apigenin, galangin, kaempferol, luteolin, and quercetin after complete demethylation...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206708/physiological-metabolic-and-biotechnological-features-of-extremely-thermophilic-microorganisms
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James A Counts, Benjamin M Zeldes, Laura L Lee, Christopher T Straub, Michael W W Adams, Robert M Kelly
The current upper thermal limit for life as we know it is approximately 120°C. Microorganisms that grow optimally at temperatures of 75°C and above are usually referred to as 'extreme thermophiles' and include both bacteria and archaea. For over a century, there has been great scientific curiosity in the basic tenets that support life in thermal biotopes on earth and potentially on other solar bodies. Extreme thermophiles can be aerobes, anaerobes, autotrophs, heterotrophs, or chemolithotrophs, and are found in diverse environments including shallow marine fissures, deep sea hydrothermal vents, terrestrial hot springs-basically, anywhere there is hot water...
February 16, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198085/the-alternative-sigma-factor-%C3%AF-b-plays-a-crucial-role-in-adaptive-strategies-of-clostridium-difficile-during-gut-infection
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Nicolas Kint, Claire Janoir, Marc Monot, Sandra Hoys, Olga Soutourina, Bruno Dupuy, Isabelle Martin-Verstraete
Clostridium difficile is a major cause of diarrhoea associated with antibiotherapy. Exposed to stresses in the gut, C. difficile can survive by inducing protection, detoxification, and repair systems. In several firmicutes, most of these systems are controlled by the general stress response involving σ(B) . In this work, we studied the role of σ(B) in the physiopathology of C. difficile. We showed that the survival of the sigB mutant during the stationary phase was reduced. Using a transcriptome analysis, we showed that σ(B) controls the expression of ∼25% of genes including genes involved in sporulation, metabolism, cell surface biogenesis, and the management of stresses...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197946/alterations-in-the-skin-of-labeo-rohita-exposed-to-an-azo-dye-eriochrome-black-t-a-histopathological-and-enzyme-biochemical-investigation
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Ayan Srivastava, Neeraj Verma, Arup Mistri, Brijesh Ranjan, Ashwini Kumar Nigam, Usha Kumari, Swati Mittal, Ajay Kumar Mittal
Histopathological changes and alterations in the activity of certain metabolic and antioxidant enzymes were analyzed in the head skin of Labeo rohita, exposed to sublethal test concentrations of the azo dye, Eriochrome black T for 4 days, using 24 h renewal bioassay method. Hypertrophied epithelial cells, increased density of mucous goblet cells, and profuse mucous secretion at the surface were considered to protect the skin from toxic impact of the azo dye. Degenerative changes including vacuolization, shrinkage, decrease in dimension, and density of club cells with simultaneous release of their contents in the intercellular spaces were associated to plug them, preventing indiscriminate entry of foreign matter...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197141/metabolomic-and-metagenomic-analysis-of-two-crude-oil-production-pipelines-experiencing-differential-rates-of-corrosion
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Vincent Bonifay, Boris Wawrik, Jan Sunner, Emily C Snodgrass, Egemen Aydin, Kathleen E Duncan, Amy V Callaghan, Athenia Oldham, Turid Liengen, Iwona Beech
Corrosion processes in two North Sea oil production pipelines were studied by analyzing pig envelope samples via metagenomic and metabolomic techniques. Both production systems have similar physico-chemical properties and injection waters are treated with nitrate, but one pipeline experiences severe corrosion and the other does not. Early and late pigging material was collected to gain insight into the potential causes for differential corrosion rates. Metabolites were extracted and analyzed via ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI) in both positive and negative ion modes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196782/efficient-anaerobic-production-of-succinate-from-glycerol-in-engineered-escherichia-coli-by-using-dual-carbon-sources-and-limiting-oxygen-supply-in-preceding-aerobic-culture
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Qing Li, Bing Huang, Hui Wu, Zhimin Li, Qin Ye
Glycerol is an important resource for production of value-added bioproducts due to its large availability from the biodiesel industry as a by-product. In this study, two metabolic regulation strategies were applied in the aerobic stage of a two-stage fermentation to achieve high metabolic capacities of the pflB ldhA double mutant Escherichia coli strain overexpressing phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PCK) in the subsequent anaerobic stage: use of acetate as a co-carbon source of glycerol and restriction of oxygen supply in the PCK induction period...
January 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193910/hif1-2%C3%AE-mediates-hypoxia-induced-ldha-expression-in-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Xin-Gang Cui, Zhi-Tao Han, Shao-Hui He, Xing-da Wu, Tian-Rui Chen, Cheng-Hao Shao, Dan-Lei Chen, Ning Su, Yuan-Ming Chen, Ting Wang, Jing Wang, Dian-Wen Song, Wang-Jun Yan, Xing-Hai Yang, Tie-Long Liu, Hai-Feng Wei, Jianru Xiao
Glycolysis is a typical conduit for energy metabolism in pancreatic cancer (PC) due to the hypoxic microenviroment. Lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) catalyzes the conversion of pyruvate to lactate and is considered to be a key checkpoint of anaerobic glycolysis. The aim of the present study was to explore the mechanism of interactions between hypoxia, HIF-1/2α and LDHA, and the function of LDHA on PC cells by analyzing 244 PC and paratumor specimens. It was found that LDHA was over-expressed and related to tumor stages...
10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192833/energy-systems-contribution-in-the-running-based-anaerobic-sprint-test
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F Milioni, A M Zagatto, R A Barbieri, V L Andrade, J W Dos Santos, C A Gobatto, A S R da Silva, P R P Santiago, M Papoti
The aims of the present study were to verify the contributions of the energy systems during repeated sprints with a short recovery time and the associations of the time- and power-performance of repeated sprints with energetic contributions and aerobic and anaerobic variables. 13 healthy men performed the running-based anaerobic sprint test (RAST) followed by an incremental protocol for lactate minimum intensity determination. During the RAST, the net energy system was estimated using the oxygen consumption and the blood lactate responses...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190828/investigation-concerning-the-formation-process-of-gold-nanoparticles-by-shewanella-oneidensis-mr-1
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Kengo Ishiki, Kazuya Okada, Dung Q LE, Hiroshi Shiigi, Tsutomu Nagaoka
Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 is a facultative anaerobic bacterium that is known to transfer electrons generated during metabolism to various metal ions and produce nanoparticles on the bacterial surface. In this study, we tracked the formation of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) on the S. oneidensis cell surfaces and investigated the roles of membrane proteins and extracellular polysaccharides in this process by spectrometry, zeta potential analysis, and electron microscopy.
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183261/lactate-dehydrogenase-inhibition-biochemical-relevance-and-therapeutical-potential
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Giuseppina Laganà, Davide Barreca, Antonella Calderaro, Ersilia Bellocco
Lactate dehydrogenase (LHD) is a key enzyme of anaerobic metabolism in almost all living organisms and it is also a functional checkpoint for glucose restoration during gluconeogenesis and single-stranded DNA metabolism. This enzyme has a well preserved structure during evolution and among the species, with little, but sometimes very useful, changes in the amino acid sequence, which makes it an attractive target for the design and construction of functional molecules able to modulate its catalytic potential and expression...
February 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182951/microbial-respiration-and-formate-oxidation-as-metabolic-signatures-of-inflammation-associated-dysbiosis
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Elizabeth R Hughes, Maria G Winter, Breck A Duerkop, Luisella Spiga, Tatiane Furtado de Carvalho, Wenhan Zhu, Caroline C Gillis, Lisa Büttner, Madeline P Smoot, Cassie L Behrendt, Sara Cherry, Renato L Santos, Lora V Hooper, Sebastian E Winter
Intestinal inflammation is frequently associated with an alteration of the gut microbiota, termed dysbiosis, which is characterized by a reduced abundance of obligate anaerobic bacteria and an expansion of facultative Proteobacteria such as commensal E. coli. The mechanisms enabling the outgrowth of Proteobacteria during inflammation are incompletely understood. Metagenomic sequencing revealed bacterial formate oxidation and aerobic respiration to be overrepresented metabolic pathways in a chemically induced murine model of colitis...
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179898/metatranscriptomic-analysis-reveals-unexpectedly-diverse-microbial-metabolism-in-a-biogeochemical-hot-spot-in-an-alluvial-aquifer
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Talia N M Jewell, Ulas Karaoz, Markus Bill, Romy Chakraborty, Eoin L Brodie, Kenneth H Williams, Harry R Beller
Organic matter deposits in alluvial aquifers have been shown to result in the formation of naturally reduced zones (NRZs), which can modulate aquifer redox status and influence the speciation and mobility of metals, affecting groundwater geochemistry. In this study, we sought to better understand how natural organic matter fuels microbial communities within anoxic biogeochemical hot spots (NRZs) in a shallow alluvial aquifer at the Rifle (CO) site. We conducted a 20-day microcosm experiment in which NRZ sediments, which were enriched in buried woody plant material, served as the sole source of electron donors and microorganisms...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177758/differential-effect-of-hypoxia-and-acidity-on-lung-cancer-cell-and-fibroblast-metabolism
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Alexandra Giatromanolaki, Maria Liousia, Stella Arelaki, Dimitra Kalamida, Stamatia Pouliliou, Axilleas Mitrakas, Avgi Tsolou, Efthimios Sivridis, Michael I Koukourakis
This study examined the metabolic response of lung cancer cells and normal lung fibroblasts to hypoxia and acidity. GLUT1 and HXKII mRNA/protein expression was up-regulated under hypoxia in the MRC5 fibroblasts and in the A549 and H1299 lung cancer cell lines, indicating intensified glucose absorption and glycolysis. Under hypoxia, the LDHA mRNA and LDH5 protein levels increased in the cancer cells but not in the fibroblasts. Acidity suppressed the above mentioned hypoxia effect. PDH-kinase-1 (PDK1 mRNA and protein) and inactive phosphorylated-PDH protein levels were induced under hypoxia in the cancer cells, whilst these were reduced in the MRC5 lung fibroblasts...
January 24, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176017/hypoxia-and-aerobic-metabolism-adaptations-of-human-endothelial-cells
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Agnieszka Koziel, Wieslawa Jarmuszkiewicz
The goal of our study was to assess the influence of chronic exposure to hypoxia on mitochondrial oxidative metabolism in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (EA.hy926 line) cultured for 6 days at 1% O2 tension. The hypoxia-induced effects were elucidated at the cellular and isolated mitochondria levels. Hypoxia elevated fermentation but did not change mitochondrial biogenesis or the aerobic respiratory capacity of endothelial cells. In endothelial cells, hypoxia caused a general decrease in mitochondrial respiration during carbohydrate, fatty acid, and amino acid oxidation but increased exclusively ketogenic amino acid oxidation...
February 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174749/hypoxia-positively-regulates-the-expression-of-ph-sensing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-ogr1-gpr68
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Cheryl de Vallière, Jesus Cosin-Roger, Simona Simmen, Kirstin Atrott, Hassan Melhem, Jonas Zeitz, Mehdi Madanchi, Irina Tcymbarevich, Michael Fried, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick, Stephan R Vavricka, Benjamin Misselwitz, Klaus Seuwen, Carsten A Wagner, Jyrki J Eloranta, Gerhard Rogler, Pedro A Ruiz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A novel family of proton-sensing G-protein-coupled receptors, including ovarian cancer G-protein-coupled receptor 1 (OGR1) (GPR68) has been identified to play a role in pH homeostasis. Hypoxia is known to change tissue pH as a result of anaerobic glucose metabolism through the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α. We investigated how hypoxia regulates the expression of OGR1 in the intestinal mucosa and associated cells. METHODS: OGR1 expression in murine tumors, human colonic tissue, and myeloid cells was determined by quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction...
November 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174314/a-ferredoxin-and-f420h2-dependent-electron-bifurcating-heterodisulfide-reductase-with-homologs-in-the-domains-bacteria-and-archaea
#17
Zhen Yan, Mingyu Wang, James G Ferry
: Heterodisulfide reductases (Hdr) of the HdrABC class are ancient enzymes and a component of the anaerobic core belonging to the prokaryotic common ancestor. The ancient origin is consistent with the widespread occurrence of genes encoding putative HdrABC homologs in metabolically diverse prokaryotes predicting diverse physiological functions; however, only one HdrABC has been characterized and that was from a narrow metabolic group of obligate CO2-reducing methanogenic anaerobes (methanogens) from the domain Archaea Here we report the biochemical characterization of an HdrABC homolog (HdrA2B2C2) from the acetate-utilizing methanogen Methanosarcina acetivorans with unusual properties structurally and functionally distinct from the only other HdrABC characterized...
February 7, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167127/-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-the-role-of-microbiota-in-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-and-enterohepatic-recycling
#18
Camilla Virili, Marco Centanni
The gut microbiota is composed of over 1200 species of anaerobes and aerobes bacteria along with bacteriophages, viruses and fungal species. Increasing evidence indicates that the intestinal microbiota, beside digestive equilibrium, is also crucial for immunologic, hormonal and metabolic homeostasis. The intestinal microbiota interacts with distant organs by signals which may be part of the bacteria themselves or their metabolites. Dysbiosis has been observed in inflammatory or autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis or type 1 diabetes as well as in obesity and type 2 diabetes...
February 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164386/a-class-c-radical-s-adenosylmethionine-methyltransferase-synthesizes-8-methylmenaquinone
#19
Sascha Hein, Oliver Klimmek, Markus Polly, Melanie Kern, Jörg Simon
The membranous quinone/quinol pool is essential to the majority of life forms and has been widely used as an important biomarker in microbial taxonomy. In the anaerobic world, the most important quinones are menaquinone (MK) and a methylated form of MK, designated methylmenaquinone (MMK), which is anticipated to serve specifically in low-potential electron transport chains involved in anaerobic respiration. However, it has remained unclear how MMK is generated. Here we show that a novel enzyme homologous to class C radical SAM methyltransferases (RSMTs) synthesizes MMK using MK as substrate...
February 6, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160118/production-of-chemicals-from-c1-gases-co-co2-by-clostridium-carboxidivorans
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REVIEW
Ánxela Fernández-Naveira, Haris Nalakath Abubackar, María C Veiga, Christian Kennes
Bioprocesses in conventional second generation biorefineries are mainly based on the fermentation of sugars obtained from lignocellulosic biomass or agro-industrial wastes. An alternative to this process consists in gasifying those same feedstocks or even other carbon-containing materials to obtain syngas which can also be fermented by some anaerobic bacteria to produce chemicals or fuels. Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen, which are the main components of syngas, are also found in some industrial waste gases, among others in steel industries...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
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