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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212441/depressive-disorder-and-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-after-myocardial-infarct-are-associated-with-abnormal-tryptophan-5-hydroxytryptamine-metabolism-in-rats
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Xiaofang Lu, Yuefen Wang, Chunyan Liu, Yangang Wang
In this study, we investigated the relationship between tryptophan-5-hydroxytryptamine metabolism, depressive disorder, and gastrointestinal dysfunction in rats after myocardial infarction. Our goal was to elucidate the physiopathologic bases of somatic/psychiatric depression symptoms after myocardial infarction. A myocardial infarction model was established by permanent occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Depression-like behavior was evaluated using the sucrose preference test, open field test, and forced swim test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212034/observation-of-the-global-dynamic-collectivity-of-a-hydration-shell-around-apomyoglobin
#2
Yangzhong Qin, Luyuan Zhang, Lijuan Wang, Dongping Zhong
Protein surface hydration is critical to its structural properties and biological activities. However, it is still unknown whether the hydration shell is intrinsically connected and how its fluctuations dynamically interact with protein motions. Here, by selecting five site-specific locations with distinctly different environments around apomyoglobin surface, we used a tryptophan scan with femtosecond fluorescence spectroscopy and simultaneously detected hydration-water dynamics and tryptophan sidechain relaxations with temperature dependence...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211258/effects-of-a-wide-range-of-dietary-nicotinamide-riboside-nr-concentrations-on-metabolic-flexibility-and-white-adipose-tissue-wat-of-mice-fed-a-mildly-obesogenic-diet
#3
Wenbiao Shi, Maria A Hegeman, Dorien A M van Dartel, Jing Tang, Manuel Suarez, Hans Swarts, Bart van der Hee, Lluis Arola, Jaap Keijer
SCOPE: Metabolic flexibility is the ability to switch metabolism between carbohydrate oxidation (CHO) and fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and is a biomarker for metabolic health. The effect on metabolic health of nicotinamide riboside (NR) as an exclusive source of vitamin B3 is unknown and is examined here for a wide range of NR. DESIGN AND METHODS: Nine-week-old male C57BL/6JRcc mice received a semi-purified mildly obesogenic (40 en% fat) diet containing 0.14% L-tryptophan and either 5, 15, 30, 180 or 900 mg NR per kg diet for 15 weeks...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210777/effects-of-biperiden-and-acute-tryptophan-depletion-and-their-combination-on-verbal-word-memory-and-eeg
#4
Laura G J M Borghans, Arjan Blokland, Anke Sambeth
BACKGROUND: Research on the neurobiological foundations of memory has shown that multiple neurotransmitters play an important role in memory processing. To study the interaction between neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine and serotonin, pharmacological models can be used. In this study, we tested the effects of the muscarinic M1 antagonist biperiden, acute tryptophan depletion (ATD), and the interaction between the two on episodic memory using the verbal learning task. METHODS: The study was conducted according to a double-blind, placebo-controlled, four-way crossover design...
February 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210544/cataracts-and-strabismus-associated-with-hand-rearing-using-artificial-milk-formulas-in-bengal-tiger-panthera-tigris-spp-tigris-cubs
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Rogério Ribas Lange, Leandro Lima, Erika Frühvald, Vera Sônia Nunes da Silva, Aparecida Sônia de Souza, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
The aim of this investigation is to describe the potential contributing nutritional factors involved in the development of ophthalmic and dermatologic changes in four Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris spp tigris) cubs fed an artificial milk formula. The affected animals were compared with two other tiger cubs that had been nursed by their dam naturally. After the first clinical signs appeared, the tiger cubs underwent ophthalmic evaluation. Severe symmetric generalized alopecia over the trunk, sparing the head and distal portion of the front and rear limbs, bilateral cataracts and strabismus were noticed...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208794/qsrr-modeling-for-metabolite-standards-analyzed-by-two-different-chromatographic-columns-using-multiple-linear-regression
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Chrysostomi Zisi, Ioannis Sampsonidis, Stella Fasoula, Konstantinos Papachristos, Michael Witting, Helen G Gika, Panagiotis Nikitas, Adriani Pappa-Louisi
Modified quantitative structure retention relationships (QSRRs) are proposed and applied to describe two retention data sets: A set of 94 metabolites studied by a hydrophilic interaction chromatography system under organic content gradient conditions and a set of tryptophan and its major metabolites analyzed by a reversed-phase chromatographic system under isocratic as well as pH and/or simultaneous pH and organic content gradient conditions. According to the proposed modification, an additional descriptor is added to a conventional QSRR expression, which is the analyte retention time, tR(R), measured under the same elution conditions, but in a second chromatographic column considered as a reference one...
February 9, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208655/experimental-evidence-and-in-silico-identification-of-tryptophan-decarboxylase-in-citrus-genus
#7
Luigi De Masi, Domenico Castaldo, Domenico Pignone, Luigi Servillo, Angelo Facchiano
Plant tryptophan decarboxylase (TDC) converts tryptophan into tryptamine, precursor of indolealkylamine alkaloids. The recent finding of tryptamine metabolites in Citrus plants leads to hypothesize the existence of TDC activity in this genus. Here, we report for the first time that, in Citrus x limon seedlings, deuterium labeled tryptophan is decarboxylated into tryptamine, from which successively deuterated N,N,N-trimethyltryptamine is formed. These results give an evidence of the occurrence of the TDC activity and the successive methylation pathway of the tryptamine produced from the tryptophan decarboxylation...
February 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208293/electrochemical-enantioselective-recognition-in-a-highly-ordered-self-assembly-framework
#8
Yongxin Tao, Xiaogang Gu, Baozhu Yang, Linhong Deng, Liping Bao, Yong Kong, Fuqiang Chu, Yong Qin
Construction of convenient systems for isomer discrimination is of great importance for medical and life sciences. Here, we report a simple and effective chiral sensing device based on a highly ordered self-assembly framework. Cu(2+)-modified β-cyclodextrin (Cu-β-CD) was self-assembled to the ammonia-ethanol cotreated chitosan (ae-CS), and the highly ordered framework was gradually formed during the "re-growth" process of the shrinked ae-CS films. Tryptophan (Trp) isomers were well discriminated with the highly ordered framework by electrochemical approach...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206613/biochemical-and-chemical-biology-study-of-rice-ostar1-revealed-that-tryptophan-aminotransferase-is-involved-in-auxin-biosynthesis-identification-of-a-potent-ostar1-inhibitor-pyruvamine2031
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Yusuke Kakei, Ayako Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Yamamoto, Yosuke Ishida, Chiaki Yamazaki, Akiko Sato, Megumi Narukawa-Nara, Kazuo Soeno, Yukihisa Shimada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203660/oxidative-couplings-on-tryptophan-based-diketopiperazines-leading-to-fused-and-bridged-chemotypes
#10
Lorena Mendive-Tapia, Arantxa Albornoz-Grados, Alexandra Bertran, Fernando Albericio, Rodolfo Lavilla
New chemotypes are obtained from tryptophan-containing diketopiperazines through selective C-C or C-N intramolecular oxidative couplings. The choice of the oxidant source dictates the outcome of the reaction.
February 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202721/distinct-c-mannosylation-of-netrin-receptor-thrombospondin-type-1-repeats-by-mammalian-dpy19l1-and-dpy19l3
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Aleksandra Shcherbakova, Birgit Tiemann, Falk F R Buettner, Hans Bakker
Thrombospondin type 1 repeats (TSRs) occur in diverse proteins involved in adhesion and signaling. The two extracellular TSRs of the netrin receptor UNC5A contain WxxWxxWxxC motifs that can be C-mannosylated on all tryptophans. A single C-mannosyltransferase (dumpy-19, DPY-19), modifying the first two tryptophans, occurs in Caenorhabditis elegans, but four putative enzymes (DPY-19-like 1-4, DPY19L1-4) exist in mammals. Single and triple CRISPR-Cas9 knockouts of the three homologs that are expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells (DPY19L1, DPY19L3, and DPY19L4) and complementation experiments with mouse homologs showed that DPY19L1 preferentially mannosylates the first two tryptophans and DPY19L3 prefers the third, whereas DPY19L4 has no function in TSR glycosylation...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199788/development-of-fluorescence-surrogates-to-predict-the-photochemical-transformation-of-pharmaceuticals-in-wastewater-effluents
#12
Shuwen Yan, Bo Yao, Lushi Lian, Xinchen Lu, Shane A Snyder, Rui Li, Weihua Song
The photochemical transformation of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater effluents is an emerging concern for environmental scientists. In the current study, the photodegradation of 29 PPCPs was examined in effluents under simulated solar irradiation. Direct photodegradation, triplet state effluent organic matter (3EfOM*)-mediated and hydroxyl radical (HO•)-mediated degradation are three major pathways in the removal process. With the photodegradation of trace levels of PPCPs, the excitation-emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence intensities of the effluents were also gradually reduced...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198154/daily-and-seasonal-expression-profile-of-serum-melatonin-and-its-biosynthesizing-enzyme-genes-tph1-aanat1-aanat2-and-hiomt-in-pineal-organ-and-retina-a-study-under-natural-environmental-conditions-in-a-tropical-carp-catla-catla
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Chongtham Rajiv, Haobijam Sanjita Devi, Gopinath Mondal, Sijagurumayum Dharmajyoti Devi, Zeeshan Ahmad Khan, Thangal Yumnamcha, Rupjyoti Bharali, Asamanja Chattoraj
The tropical carp Catla catla is gaining importance for the studies of the impact of environmental changes on aquatic animals due to its surface dwelling habitat. To date, no information is available on the transcriptional profile of melatonin biosynthesizing enzyme genes in any tropical carp under either natural or artificial photothermal conditions in pineal and retina. The present study is an attempt to demonstrate the temporal pattern of expression of melatonin biosynthesizing enzyme genes, tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (tph1), arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (aanat1 and aanat2), and hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase (hiomt) collectively and simultaneously in pineal organ and retina in tropical fish, C...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197177/two-step-production-of-monoamines-in-monoenzymatic-cells-in-the-spinal-cord-a-different-control-strategy-of-neurotransmitter-supply
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REVIEW
Mengliang Zhang
Monoamine neurotransmitters play an important role in the modulation of sensory, motor and autonomic functions in the spinal cord. Although traditionally it is believed that in mammalian spinal cord, monoamine neurotransmitters mainly originate from the brain, accumulating evidence indicates that especially when the spinal cord is injured, they can also be produced in the spinal cord. In this review, I will present evidence for a possible pathway for two-step synthesis of dopamine and serotonin in the spinal cord...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196960/repair-of-a-bacterial-small-%C3%AE-barrel-toxin-pore-depends-on-channel-width
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Gisela von Hoven, Amable J Rivas, Claudia Neukirch, Martina Meyenburg, Qianqian Qin, Sapun Parekh, Nadja Hellmann, Matthias Husmann
Membrane repair emerges as an innate defense protecting target cells against bacterial pore-forming toxins. Here, we report the first paradigm of Ca(2+)-dependent repair following attack by a small β-pore-forming toxin, namely, plasmid-encoded phobalysin of Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae In striking contrast, Vibrio cholerae cytolysin, the closest ortholog of phobalysin, subverted repair. Mutational analysis uncovered a role of channel width in toxicity and repair. Thus, the replacement of serine at phobalysin´s presumed channel narrow point with the bulkier tryptophan, the corresponding residue in Vibrio cholerae cytolysin (W318), modulated Ca(2+) influx, lysosomal exocytosis, and membrane repair...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196863/conformational-changes-in-the-activation-loop-of-mitochondrial-glutaminase-c-a-direct-fluorescence-read-out-that-distinguishes-the-binding-of-allosteric-inhibitors-from-activators
#16
Clint A Stalnecker, Jon W Erickson, Richard A Cerione
The first step in glutamine catabolism is catalyzed by the mitochondrial enzyme glutaminase, with a specific isoform, glutaminase C (GAC), being highly expressed in cancer cells. GAC activation requires the formation of homo-tetramers, promoted by anionic allosteric activators such as inorganic phosphate. This leads to the proper orientation of a flexible loop proximal to the dimer-dimer interface that is essential for catalysis (i.e. the activation loop). A major class of allosteric inhibitors of GAC, with the prototype being BPTES (bis-2-(5-phenylacetamido-1,2,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)ethyl sulfide), and the related molecule CB-839, binds to the activation loop and induces the formation of an inactive tetramer (2 inhibitors bound per active tetramer)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196793/specific-factor-ix-mrna-and-protein-features-favor-drug-induced-readthrough-over-recurrent-nonsense-mutations
#17
Alessio Branchini, Mattia Ferrarese, Matteo Campioni, Giancarlo Castaman, Rosella Mari, Francesco Bernardi, Mirko Pinotti
Drug-induced readthrough over premature stop codons (PTCs) is a potentially attractive therapy for genetic disorders but a wide outcome variability has been observed. Through expression studies we investigated the responsiveness to the readthrough-inducing drug geneticin of eleven rationally-selected factor IX (FIX) nonsense mutations, present in 70% (324/469) of Hemophilia B (HB) patients with PTCs. Among the predicted readthrough-permissive TGA variants, only two (p.W240X, p.R384X) responded with a remarkable rescue of FIX activity...
February 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196224/loss-of-tryptophan-fluorescence-correlates-with-mechanical-stiffness-following-photo-crosslinking-treatment-of-rabbit-cornea
#18
Maura Williams, William Lewis, Walfre Franco
Purpose: A clinical treatment option for keratoconus involves the use of UV-initiated photo-crosslinking with riboflavin to increase corneal stiffness. Our study investigates whether endogenous fluorescence changes following treatment for keratoconus can be correlated to alterations in the stiffness of the cornea, thereby guiding treatment of keratoconus. Methods: A total of 78 ex vivo rabbit eyes were treated with either riboflavin-dextran solution plus UV light, dextran solution plus UV light, or riboflavin-dextran solution only for half treatment (2...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195901/prognostic-molecular-and-imaging-biomarkers-in-primary-glioblastoma
#19
Edit Bosnyák, Sharon K Michelhaugh, Neil V Klinger, David O Kamson, Geoffrey R Barger, Sandeep Mittal, Csaba Juhász
PURPOSE: Several molecular glioma markers (including isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 [IDH1] mutation, amplification of the epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR], and methylation of the O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase [MGMT] promoter) have been associated with glioblastoma survival. In this study, we examined the association between tumoral amino acid uptake, molecular markers, and overall survival in patients with IDH1 wild-type (primary) glioblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with newly diagnosed IDH1 wild-type glioblastomas underwent presurgical MRI and PET scanning with alpha[C-11]-L-methyl-tryptophan (AMT)...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195736/oxidative-fragmentations-and-skeletal-rearrangements-of-oxindole-derivatives
#20
Hendrik F T Klare, Alexander F G Goldberg, Douglas C Duquette, Brian M Stoltz
An oxidative sequence for the conversion of oxindoles to structurally distinct heterocyclic scaffolds and aniline derivatives is disclosed by the combination of a copper-catalyzed C-H peroxidation and subsequent base-mediated fragmentation reaction. In contrast to classic enzymatic (i.e., kynurenine pathway) and biomimetic methods (i.e., Witkop-Winterfeldt oxidation) for oxidative indole cleavage, this protocol allows for the incorporation of external nucleophiles. The new transformation displays broad functional group tolerance and is applicable to tryptophan derivatives, opening potential new avenues for postsynthetic modification of polypeptides, bioconjugation, and unnatural amino acid synthesis...
February 14, 2017: Organic Letters
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