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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637217/experimental-support-that-natural-selection-has-shaped-the-latitudinal-distribution-of-mitochondrial-haplotypes-in-australian-drosophila-melanogaster
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M Florencia Camus, Jonci N Wolff, Carla M Sgrò, Damian K Dowling
Cellular metabolism is regulated by enzyme complexes within the mitochondrion, the function of which are sensitive to the prevailing temperature. Such thermal sensitivity, coupled with the observation that population frequencies of mitochondrial haplotypes tend to associate with latitude, altitude or climatic regions across species distributions, led to the hypothesis that thermal selection has played a role in shaping standing variation in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence. This hypothesis, however, remains controversial, and requires evidence that the distribution of haplotypes observed in nature corresponds with the capacity of these haplotypes to confer differences in thermal tolerance...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636672/metabolomic-profile-and-nucleoside-composition-of-cordyceps-nidus-sp-nov-cordycipitaceae-a-new-source-of-active-compounds
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Juan Chiriví, Giovanna Danies, Rocio Sierra, Nicolas Schauer, Sandra Trenkamp, Silvia Restrepo, Tatiana Sanjuan
Cordyceps sensu lato is a genus of arthropod-pathogenic fungi, which have been used traditionally as medicinal in Asia. Within the genus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis is the most coveted and expensive species in China. Nevertheless, harvesting wild specimens has become a challenge given that natural populations of the fungus are decreasing and because large-scale culture of it has not yet been achieved. The worldwide demand for products derived from cultivable fungal species with medicinal properties has increased recently...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636160/species-specific-metabolism-of-naphthalene-and-phenanthrene-in-three-species-of-marine-teleosts-exposed-to-deepwater-horizon-crude-oil
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Erin L Pulster, Kevan Main, Dana Wetzel, Steve Murawski
The two most abundant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) measured in the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) crude oil, naphthalene and phenanthrene and their associated homologs, have both been shown to be acutely toxic in fish. Although fish have a relatively high metabolic capacity for PAHs, hydroxylated PAH (OH-PAHs) derivatives formed during the initial metabolic response can negatively impact the health of fish. Species-specific metabolism of naphthalene and phenanthrene was evaluated in three marine teleosts, red drum (Scianops ocellatus), Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) and southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635171/replacing-paps-in-vitro-phase-ii-sulfation-of-steroids-with-the-liver-s9-fraction-employing-atp-and-sodium-sulfate
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Sumudu A Weththasinghe, Christopher C Waller, Han Ling Fam, Bradley J Stevenson, Adam T Cawley, Malcolm D McLeod
In vitro technologies provide the capacity to study drug metabolism where in vivo studies are precluded due to ethical or financial constraints. The metabolites generated by in vitro studies can assist anti-doping laboratories to develop protocols for the detection of novel substances that would otherwise evade routine screening efforts. In addition, professional bodies such as the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) currently permit the use of in vitro derived reference materials for confirmation purposes providing additional impetus for the development of cost effective in vitro metabolism platforms...
June 21, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634226/phostine-pst3-1a-targets-mgat5-and-inhibits-glioblastoma-initiating-cell-invasiveness-and-proliferation
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Zahra Hassani, Ali Saleh, Soumaya Turpault, Salim Khiati, Willy Morelle, Jacques Vignon, Jean-Philippe Hugnot, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Philippe Legrand, Marcel Delaforge, Séverine Loiseau, Ludovic Clarion, Marc Lecouvey, Jean-Noël Volle, David Virieux, Jean-Luc Pirat, Hugues Duffau, Norbert Bakalara
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary malignant brain tumor and accounts for a significant proportion of all primary brain tumors. Median survival after treatment is around 15 months. Remodeling of N-glycans by the N-acetylglucosamine glycosyltransferase (MGAT5) regulates tumoral development. Here, perturbation of MGAT5 enzymatic activity by the small-molecule inhibitor 3-Hydroxy-4,5-bis-benzyloxy-6-benzyloxymethyl-2-phenyl2-oxo-2λ5-[1,2]oxaphosphinane (PST3.1a) restrains GBM growth. In cell based assays it is demonstrated that PST3...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634025/impaired-cerebral-autoregulation-in-preoperative-newborn-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jodie K Votava-Smith, Christopher J Statile, Michael D Taylor, Eileen C King, Jesse M Pratt, David P Nelson, Erik C Michelfelder
OBJECTIVES: To characterize cerebral autoregulation (CA) in preoperative newborn infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: This was a prospective, pilot study of term newborns with CHD who required intensive care. Continuous mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (SCTO2) via near-infrared spectroscopy, and arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) were collected. Significant low-frequency coherence between MAP and SCTO2 was used to define impaired CA in 20-minute epochs...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633015/haploidy-in-humans-an-evolutionary-and-developmental-perspective
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REVIEW
Ido Sagi, Nissim Benvenisty
Although haploidy has not been observed in vertebrates, its natural occurrence in various eukaryotic species that had diverged from diploid ancestors suggests that there is an innate capacity for an organism to regain haploidy and that haploidy may confer evolutionary benefits. Haploid embryonic stem cells have been experimentally generated from mouse, rat, monkey, and humans. Haploidy results in major differences in cell size and gene expression levels while also affecting parental imprinting, X chromosome inactivation, and mitochondrial metabolism genes...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632894/flavonoids-as-modulators-of-metabolic-enzymes-and-drug-transporters
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REVIEW
Anca Miron, Ana Clara Aprotosoaie, Adriana Trifan, Jianbo Xiao
Flavonoids, natural compounds found in plants and in plant-derived foods and beverages, have been extensively studied with regard to their capacity to modulate metabolic enzymes and drug transporters. In vitro, flavonoids predominantly inhibit the major phase I drug-metabolizing enzyme CYP450 3A4 and the enzymes responsible for the bioactivation of procarcinogens (CYP1 enzymes) and upregulate the enzymes involved in carcinogen detoxification (UDP-glucuronosyltransferases, glutathione S-transferases (GSTs))...
June 20, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631029/syngas-biorefinery-and-syngas-utilization
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Sashini De Tissera, Michael Köpke, Sean D Simpson, Christopher Humphreys, Nigel P Minton, Peter Dürre
Autotrophic acetogenic bacteria are able to capture carbon (CO or CO2) through gas fermentation, allowing them to grow on a spectrum of waste gases from industry (e.g., steel manufacture and oil refining, coal, and natural gas) and to produce ethanol. They can also consume syn(thesis) gas (CO and H2) made from the gasification of renewable/sustainable resources, such as biomass and domestic/agricultural waste. Acetogenic gas fermentation can, therefore, produce ethanol in any geographic region without competing for food or land...
June 20, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630339/ucp1-deficiency-causes-brown-fat-respiratory-chain-depletion-and-sensitizes-mitochondria-to-calcium-overload-induced-dysfunction
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Lawrence Kazak, Edward T Chouchani, Irina G Stavrovskaya, Gina Z Lu, Mark P Jedrychowski, Daniel F Egan, Manju Kumari, Xingxing Kong, Brian K Erickson, John Szpyt, Evan D Rosen, Michael P Murphy, Bruce S Kristal, Steven P Gygi, Bruce M Spiegelman
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) mitochondria exhibit high oxidative capacity and abundant expression of both electron transport chain components and uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). UCP1 dissipates the mitochondrial proton motive force (Δp) generated by the respiratory chain and increases thermogenesis. Here we find that in mice genetically lacking UCP1, cold-induced activation of metabolism triggers innate immune signaling and markers of cell death in BAT. Moreover, global proteomic analysis reveals that this cascade induced by UCP1 deletion is associated with a dramatic reduction in electron transport chain abundance...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629341/protective-effects-of-cynara-scolymus-leaves-extract-on-metabolic-disorders-and-oxidative-stress-in-alloxan-diabetic-rats
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Maryem Ben Salem, Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Raouia Dhouibi, Kamilia Ksouda, Slim Charfi, Mahdi Yaich, Serria Hammami, Zouheir Sahnoun, Khaled Mounir Zeghal, Kamel Jamoussi, Hanen Affes
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with hyperglycemia, inflammatory disorders and abnormal lipid profiles, currently the extracts from leaves of cynara scolymus has been discovered to treat metabolic disorders and has been stated by multitudinous scientists according to a good source of polyphenols compounds. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of the ethanol leaves extract of C. scolymus in alloxan induced stress oxidant, hepatic-kidney dysfunction and histological changes in liver, kidney and pancreas of different experimental groups of rats...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629338/a-phase-2-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-a-supervised-exercise-program-on-cardiotoxicity-at-3%C3%A2-months-in-patients-with-her2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-undergoing-adjuvant-treatment-by-trastuzumab-design-of-the-cardapac-study
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Quentin Jacquinot, Nathalie Meneveau, Marion Chatot, Franck Bonnetain, Bruno Degano, Malika Bouhaddi, Gilles Dumoulin, Dewi Vernerey, Xavier Pivot, Fabienne Mougin
BACKGROUND: The overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) in breast cancer is a poor prognosis. Trastuzumab improves overall survival but is associated with cardiotoxicity, especially a decline in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). In addition, chemotherapy and radiotherapy increase fatigue and pain, decrease physical capacity and health-related quality of life. To date, no study has evaluated the benefits of physical activity on the side effects of treatment in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628255/still-a-reasonable-goal-targeting-cholesterol-in-dialysis-and-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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EDITORIAL
Gunnar H Heine, Kyrill S Rogacev, Oliver Weingärtner, Gunther Marsche
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have a high burden of cardiovascular disease. In the general population, lipid metabolism disorders, which cause the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic vascular changes, are major targets for preventive and therapeutic strategies in cardiovascular medicine. However, data from large cohort studies and from clinical trials suggest that the treatment guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention and therapy cannot uncritically be transferred from individuals with intact renal function to CKD patients...
June 19, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628240/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-nodules-of-two-mesorhizobium-chickpea-associations-with-differential-symbiotic-efficiency-under-phosphate-deficiency
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Maryam Nasr Esfahani, Komaki Inoue, Ha Duc Chu, Kien Huu Nguyen, Chien Van Ha, Yasuko Watanabe, David J Burritt, Luis Herrera-Estrella, Keiichi Mochida, Lam-Son Phan Tran
Phosphate (Pi) deficiency is known to be a major limitation for symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF), and hence legume crop productivity globally. However, very little information is available on the adaptive mechanisms, particularly in the important legume crop chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), which enable nodules to respond to low-Pi availability. Thus, to elucidate these mechanisms in chickpea nodules at molecular level, we used an RNA sequencing approach to investigate transcriptomes of the nodules in Mesorhizobium mediterraneum SWRI9-(MmSWRI9)-chickpea and M...
June 19, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627668/potential-genetic-damage-to-nematode-offspring-following-exposure-to-triclosan-during-pregnancy
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Aixia Zhang, Xiaohong Gu, Xiuping Wang, Lei Wang, Lihua Zeng, Xuemei Fan, Chen Jiang, Ziyi Fu, Xianwei Cui, Chenbo Ji, Hongming Qu, Xirong Guo
Triclosan (TCS) is widely used as broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. However, it may threaten the health of human offspring if the mother is exposed to TCS during pregnancy. The present study aimed to identify potential mechanisms behind the toxic effect of TCS on the offspring of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), using this nematode as a suitable animal model. The results of the current study demonstrated that the locomotory behavior and reproductive capacity of C. elegans offspring was severely affected by prenatal exposure to different concentrations of TCS...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626640/accumulated-substancies-and-calorific-capacity-in-adipose-tissue-physical-and-chemical-clinical-trial
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Kuat Oshakbayev, Bibazhar Dukenbayeva, Gulnar Togizbayeva, Meruyert Gazaliyeva, Alma Syzdykova, Kanat Daurenbekov, Pernekul Issa
AIM: To study physical and chemical structures and properties including calorific value of human adipose tissue in different anatomical location in autopsy-assigned clinical trial. METHODS: A pilot physical and chemical descriptive randomized autopsy-assigned trial. Adipose tissue 252 sampled from 36 individuals at autopsy who between 36 and 63 years old died from road accidents. Interventions: Chemical functional groups and calorific value were studied using infrared and atomic adsorptive spectrometries, elemental chemical analysis and differential scanning calorimetry...
December 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626197/evaluation-of-cyp2d6-protein-expression-and-activity-in-the-small-intestine-to-determine-its-metabolic-capability-in-the-japanese-population
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Momoko Kawakami, Sachiko Takenoshita-Nakaya, Yuko Takeba, Yuki Nishimura, Masayuki Oda, Minoru Watanabe, Yuki Ohta, Shinjiro Kobayashi, Takehito Ohtsubo, Shinichi Kobayashi, Naoki Uchida, Naoki Matsumoto
CYP2D6 plays an important role in the metabolism of many drugs such as opioids and antidepressants. Polymorphisms of the CYP2D6 gene are widely observed in the Japanese population, and can affect the first-pass metabolism of orally administered drugs. Several CYP enzymes have been identified in the small intestine of Caucasians, but intestinal CYP enzymes have not been reported in the Japanese population, except for CYP3A4 and CYP2C19. In this study, we evaluated the CYP2D6 metabolic capacity by measurement of CYP2D6 mRNA and protein levels and activity in the small intestine of Japanese individuals...
June 14, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625987/metabolic-engineering-of-actinobacillus-succinogenes-provides-insights-into-succinic-acid-biosynthesis
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Michael T Guarnieri, Yat-Chen Chou, Davinia Salvachúa, Ali Mohagheghi, Peter C St John, Darren J Peterson, Yannick J Bomble, Gregg T Beckham
Actinobacillus succinogenes, a gram-negative, facultative anaerobe, exhibits the native capacity to convert pentose and hexose sugars to succinic acid (SA) with high yield as a tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediate. In addition, A. succinogenes is capnophilic, incorporating CO2 into SA, making this organism an ideal candidate host for conversion of lignocellulosic sugars and CO2 to an emerging commodity bioproduct sourced from renewable feedstocks. In this work, we report the development of facile metabolic engineering capabilities in A...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625550/maternal-exposure-to-western-diet-affects-adult-body-composition-and-voluntary-wheel-running-in-a-genotype-specific-manner-in-mice
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Layla Hiramatsu, Jarren Kay, Zoe Thompson, Jennifer Singleton, Gerald Claghorn, Ralph Lacerda de Albuquerque, Brittany Ho, Brett Ho, Gabriela Sanchez, Theodore Garland
Some human diseases, including obesity, Type II diabetes, and numerous cancers, are thought to be influenced by environments experienced in early life, including in utero. Maternal diet during the perinatal period may be especially important for adult offspring energy balance, potentially affecting both body composition and physical activity. This effect may be mediated by the genetic background of individuals, including, for example, potential "protective" mechanisms for individuals with inherently high levels of physical activity or high basal metabolic rates...
June 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625483/silymarin-protects-against-renal-injury-through-normalization-of-lipid-metabolism-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-high-fat-fed-mice
#20
Bin Feng, Ran Meng, Bin Huang, Yan Bi, Shanmei Shen, Dalong Zhu
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney diseases and the conventional treatment with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors is not enough to prevent renal injury and prolong the progression of disease. Recently, silymarin has shown protective effects on renal tissue injury, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. The goal of this study was to investigate the potential capacity of silymarin to prevent renal injury during obesity induced by high fat diet (HFD) in mice...
June 15, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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