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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396122/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-gut-microbiota-on-uremic-solute-accumulation-by-a-ce-tofms-based-metabolomics-approach
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Eikan Mishima, Shinji Fukuda, Chikahisa Mukawa, Akinori Yuri, Yoshitomi Kanemitsu, Yotaro Matsumoto, Yasutoshi Akiyama, Noriko N Fukuda, Hiroki Tsukamoto, Kei Asaji, Hisato Shima, Koichi Kikuchi, Chitose Suzuki, Takehiro Suzuki, Yoshihisa Tomioka, Tomoyoshi Soga, Sadayoshi Ito, Takaaki Abe
Gut microbiota is involved in the metabolism of uremic solutes. However, the precise influence of microbiota to the retention of uremic solutes in CKD is obscure. To clarify this, we compared adenine-induced renal failure and control mice under germ-free or specific pathogen-free (SPF) conditions, examining the metabolite profiles of plasma, feces, and urine using a capillary electrophoresis time-of-flight mass spectrometry-based approach. Mice with renal failure under germ-free conditions demonstrated significant changes in plasma metabolites...
April 8, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341134/metabolic-changes-in-droplet-vitrified-semen-of-wild-endangered-persian-sturgeon-acipenser-persicus-borodin-1997
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Amirreza Abed-Elmdoust, Hamid Farahmand, Bagher Mojazi-Amiri, Gholamreza Rafiee, Ruhollah Rahimi
Comparative quantitative metabolite profiling can be used for better understanding of cell functions and dysfunctions in particular circumstances such as sperm banking which is an important approach for cryopreservation of endangered species. Cryopreservation techniques have some deleterious effects on spermatozoa which put the obtained results in controversy. Therefore, in the present study, quantitative (1)H NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) based metabolite profiling was conducted to evaluate metabolite changes related to energetics and some other detected metabolites in vitrified semen of critically endangered wild Acipenser persicus...
March 21, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262365/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-study-on-repeat-dose-toxicity-of-fine-particulate-matter-in-rats-after-intratracheal-instillation
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Yannan Zhang, Hejing Hu, Yanfeng Shi, Xiaozhe Yang, Lige Cao, Jing Wu, Collins Otieno Asweto, Lin Feng, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
Systemic metabolic effects and toxicity mechanisms of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) remain uncertain. In order to investigate the mechanisms in PM2.5 toxicity, we explored the endogenous metabolic changes and possible influenced metabolic pathways in rats after intratracheal instillation of PM2.5 by using a (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics approach. Liver and kidney histopathology examinations were also performed. Chemical characterization demonstrated that PM2.5 was a complex mixture of elements...
March 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253303/urinary-metabolomics-reveals-glycemic-and-coffee-associated-signatures-of-thyroid-function-in-two-population-based-cohorts
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Nele Friedrich, Maik Pietzner, Claire Cannet, Betina H Thuesen, Torben Hansen, Henri Wallaschofski, Niels Grarup, Tea Skaaby, Kathrin Budde, Oluf Pedersen, Matthias Nauck, Allan Linneberg
BACKGROUND: Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) as the main secretion products of the thyroid affect nearly every human tissue and are involved in a broad range of processes ranging from energy expenditure and lipid metabolism to glucose homeostasis. Metabolomics studies outside the focus of clinical manifest thyroid diseases are rare. The aim of the present investigation was to analyze the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of urinary metabolites with serum free T4 (FT4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245819/effects-of-sarcosine-and-n-n-dimethylglycine-on-nmda-receptor-mediated-excitatory-field-potentials
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Mei-Yi Lee, Yi-Ruu Lin, Yi-Shu Tu, Yufeng Jane Tseng, Ming-Huan Chan, Hwei-Hsien Chen
BACKGROUND: Sarcosine, a glycine transporter type 1 inhibitor and an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor co-agonist at the glycine binding site, potentiates NMDA receptor function. Structurally similar to sarcosine, N,N-dimethylglycine (DMG) is also N-methyl glycine-derivative amino acid and commonly used as a dietary supplement. The present study compared the effects of sarcosine and DMG on NMDA receptor-mediated excitatory field potentials (EFPs) in mouse medial prefrontal cortex brain slices using a multi-electrode array system...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189056/metabolic-responses-to-intestine-regeneration-in-sea-cucumbers-apostichopus-japonicus
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Lina Sun, Jingchun Sun, Qinzeng Xu, Xiaoni Li, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers are excellent models for studying organ regeneration due to their striking capacity to regenerate most of their viscera after evisceration. In this study, we applied NMR-based metabolomics to determine the metabolite changes that occur during the process of intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. Partial least-squares discriminant analysis showed that there was significant differences in metabolism between regenerative intestines at 3, 7, and 14days post evisceration (dpe) and normal intestines...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183059/copper-induced-metabolic-variation-of-oysters-overwhelmed-by-salinity-effects
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Chen Cao, Wen-Xiong Wang
In estuarine environments, Cu (copper) contamination is simultaneously coupled with salinity variation. In this study, (1)H NMR was applied to investigate the metabolic disturbance of estuarine oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis under both Cu and salinity stresses. Oysters were exposed to dissolved Cu (50 μg L(-1)) at different salinities (10, 15 and 25 psu) for six weeks, and the Cu accumulation in the oyster tissues was higher at lowered salinity. Based on the NMR-metabolomics results, disturbances induced by Cu and salinity was mainly related to osmotic regulation, energy metabolism and glycerophospholipid metabolism, as indicated by the alteration of important metabolic biomarkers such as alanine, citrate, glucose, glycogen, betaine, taurine, hypotaurine and homarine in the gills...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921083/integrated-role-of-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-supplementation-in-gut-microbiota-immunity-and-metabolism-of-infant-rhesus-monkeys
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Xuan He, Carolyn M Slupsky, James W Dekker, Neill W Haggarty, Bo Lönnerdal
To investigate the impact of probiotic supplementation of infant formula on immune parameters, intestinal microbiota, and metabolism, five individually housed infant rhesus monkeys exclusively fed standard infant formula supplemented with probiotics (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019) from birth until 3 months of age were compared with five standard formula-fed and five breast-fed monkeys. Anthropometric measurements, serum insulin, immune parameters, fecal microbiota, and metabolic profiles of serum, urine, and feces were evaluated...
November 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902449/is-n-n-dimethylglycine-n-oxide-a-choline-and-betaine-metabolite
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Michael Lever, Christopher J McEntyre, Peter M George, Stephen T Chambers
Choline metabolism is by oxidation to betaine, which is demethylated to N,N-dimethylglycine; dimethylglycine is oxidatively demethylated to sarcosine. This pathway is important for osmoregulation and as a source of methyl groups. We asked whether another metabolite was involved. We synthesized the N-oxide of dimethylglycine (DMGO) by oxidizing dimethylglycine with peracetic acid, and measured DMGO in human plasma and urine by HPLC-MS/MS with positive ion detection, using two chromatography procedures, based on ion exchange and HILIC separations...
January 13, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896396/metabolic-profiling-of-ob-ob-mouse-fatty-liver-using-hr-mas-1-h-nmr-combined-with-gene-expression-analysis-reveals-alterations-in-betaine-metabolism-and-the-transsulfuration-pathway
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Mikheil Gogiashvili, Karolina Edlund, Kathrin Gianmoena, Rosemarie Marchan, Alexander Brik, Jan T Andersson, Jörg Lambert, Katrin Madjar, Birte Hellwig, Jörg Rahnenführer, Jan G Hengstler, Roland Hergenröder, Cristina Cadenas
Metabolic perturbations resulting from excessive hepatic fat accumulation are poorly understood. Thus, in this study, leptin-deficient ob/ob mice, a mouse model of fatty liver disease, were used to investigate metabolic alterations in more detail. Metabolites were quantified in intact liver tissues of ob/ob (n = 8) and control (n = 8) mice using high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) (1)H-NMR. In addition, after demonstrating that HR-MAS (1)H-NMR does not affect RNA integrity, transcriptional changes were measured by quantitative real-time PCR on RNA extracted from the same specimens after HR-MAS (1)H-NMR measurements...
November 28, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824899/sarcosine-up-regulates-expression-of-genes-involved-in-cell-cycle-progression-of-metastatic-models-of-prostate-cancer
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Zbynek Heger, Miguel Angel Merlos Rodrigo, Petr Michalek, Hana Polanska, Michal Masarik, Vitezslav Vit, Mariana Plevova, Dalibor Pacik, Tomas Eckschlager, Marie Stiborova, Vojtech Adam
The effects of sarcosine on the processes driving prostate cancer (PCa) development remain still unclear. Herein, we show that a supplementation of metastatic PCa cells (androgen independent PC-3 and androgen dependent LNCaP) with sarcosine stimulates cells proliferation in vitro. Similar stimulatory effects were observed also in PCa murine xenografts, in which sarcosine treatment induced a tumor growth and significantly reduced weight of treated mice (p < 0.05). Determination of sarcosine metabolism-related amino acids and enzymes within tumor mass revealed significantly increased glycine, serine and sarcosine concentrations after treatment accompanied with the increased amount of sarcosine dehydrogenase...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757515/high-throughput-and-simultaneous-quantitative-analysis-of-homocysteine-methionine-cycle-metabolites-and-co-factors-in-blood-plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-by-isotope-dilution-lc-ms-ms
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Seu Ping Guiraud, Ivan Montoliu, Laeticia Da Silva, Loïc Dayon, Antonio Núñez Galindo, John Corthésy, Martin Kussmann, Francois-Pierre Martin
The methionine cycle is a key pathway contributing to the regulation of human health, with well-established involvement in cardiovascular diseases and cognitive function. Changes in one-carbon cycle metabolites have also been associated with mild cognitive decline, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. Today, there is no single analytical method to monitor both metabolites and co-factors of the methionine cycle. To address this limitation, we here report for the first time a new method for the simultaneous quantitation of 17 metabolites in the methionine cycle, which are homocysteic acid, taurine, serine, cysteine, glycine, homocysteine, riboflavin, methionine, pyridoxine, cystathionine, pyridoxamine, S-adenosylhomocysteine, S-adenosylmethionine, betaine, choline, dimethylglycine, and 5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid...
January 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746335/nmr-based-metabonomics-study-on-the-effect-of-gancao-in-the-attenuation-of-toxicity-in-rats-induced-by-fuzi
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Bo Sun, Xubin Wang, Ruili Cao, Qi Zhang, Qiao Liu, Meifeng Xu, Ming Zhang, Xiangbo Du, Fangting Dong, Xianzhong Yan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Fuzi, the processed lateral root of Aconitum carmichaelii Debeaux, is a traditional Chinese medicine used for its analgesic, antipyretic, anti-rheumatoid arthritis and anti-inflammation effects; however, it is also well known for its toxicity. Gancao, the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch., is often used concurrently with Fuzi to alleviate its toxicity. However, the mechanism of detoxication is still not well clear. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, the effect of Gancao on the metabolic changes induced by Fuzi was investigated by NMR-based metabonomic approaches...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735840/maternal-folate-status-and-the-bhmt-c-716g-a-polymorphism-affect-the-betaine-dimethylglycine-pathway-during-pregnancy
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Jose M Colomina, Pere Cavallé-Busquets, Sílvia Fernàndez-Roig, Pol Solé-Navais, Joan D Fernandez-Ballart, Mónica Ballesteros, Per M Ueland, Klaus Meyer, Michelle M Murphy
The effect of the betaine: homocysteine methyltransferase BHMT c.716G>A (G: guanosine; A: adenosine) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) on the BHMT pathway is unknown during pregnancy. We hypothesised that it impairs betaine to dimethylglycine conversion and that folate status modifies its effect. We studied 612 women from the Reus Tarragona Birth Cohort from ≤12 gestational weeks (GW) throughout pregnancy. The frequency of the variant BHMT c.716A allele was 30.8% (95% confidence interval (CI): 28.3, 33...
October 9, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733523/perinatal-dietary-choline-deficiency-in-sows-influences-concentrations-of-choline-metabolites-fatty-acids-and-amino-acids-in-milk-throughout-lactation
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Austin T Mudd, Lindsey S Alexander, Stacey K Johnson, Caitlyn M Getty, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Ryan N Dilger
BACKGROUND: Choline is essential for synthesis of phospholipids, neurodevelopment, and DNA methylation. It is unknown whether dietary perinatal choline deficiency affects maternal milk composition. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether perinatal maternal dietary choline deficiency influences porcine-milk composition. METHODS: Yorkshire sows were fed choline-deficient (CD) or choline-sufficient (CS) gestation diets [544 or 1887 mg choline/kg dry matter (DM), respectively] from 65 d before to 48 h after parturition and then fed lactation diets (517 or 1591 mg choline/kg DM, respectively) through day 19 of lactation...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614103/nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-is-associated-with-a-state-of-betaine-insufficiency
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Silvia Sookoian, Puneet Puri, Gustavo O Castaño, Romina Scian, Faridodin Mirshahi, Arun J Sanyal, Carlos J Pirola
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) develops from a complex process, which includes changes in the liver methylome. Betaine plays a pivotal role in the regulation of methylogenesis. We performed a two-stage case-control study, which included patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD to explore circulating levels of betaine and its association with the histological spectrum. We also explored the association between a missense rs1805074, p.Ser646Pro variant in DMGDH (dimethylglycine dehydrogenase mitochondrial) and NAFLD severity (n=390)...
April 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575396/metabolic-responses-to-metal-pollution-in-shrimp-crangon-affinis-from-the-sites-along-the-laizhou-bay-in-the-bohai-sea
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Lanlan Xu, Chenglong Ji, Jianmin Zhao, Huifeng Wu
Marine environment in the Laizhou Bay is potentially contaminated by metals from industrial discharges. In this study, metal concentrations in shrimps Crangon affinis indicated that two typical sites (S6283 and S5283) close to Longkou and Zhaoyuan cities along the Laizhou Bay have been contaminated by metals, including Cd, As, Cu, Ni, Co, and Mn. In particular, Cd and As were the main metal contaminants in S6283. In S5283, however, Cu was the most important metal contaminant. The metabolic responses in the shrimps indicated that the metal pollution in S6283 and S5283 induced disturbances in osmotic regulation and energy metabolism and reduced anaerobiosis, lipid metabolism, and muscle movement...
December 15, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569255/plasma-trimethylamine-n-oxide-following-supplementation-with-vitamin-d-or-d-plus-b-vitamins
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Rima Obeid, Hussain M Awwad, Susanne H Kirsch, Christiane Waldura, Wolfgang Herrmann, Stefan Graeber, Juergen Geisel
SCOPE: We compared the effect of supplementation with vitamin D + B or vitamin D on plasma trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) and choline metabolites. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a randomized single-blinded nonplacebo-controlled study. Twenty-seven participants received 1200 IU vitamin D3 and 800 mg calcium, and 25 participants received additionally 0.5 mg folic acid, 50 mg B6, and 0.5 mg B12 for 1 year. Plasma homocysteine (Hcy), TMAO, and choline metabolites were measured at baseline and 12 months later...
February 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562778/trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-its-biological-variations-in-vegetarians
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Rima Obeid, Hussain M Awwad, Markus Keller, Juergen Geisel
PURPOSE: Restriction of animal foods and choline may affect plasma trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO). In vegetarians, we investigated the association between TMAO concentrations and the strictness of the diet or sex. We also studied the biological variations of TMAO in vegans. METHODS: Concentrations of plasma TMAO and choline metabolites were measured in 38 vegans and 67 lacto-ovo-vegetarians (group 1: mean age ± SD = 50 ± 15 years). Group 2 consisted of 66 vegans (29...
August 25, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517309/microwave-assisted-intramolecular-ullmann-diaryl-etherification-as-the-post-ugi-annulation-for-generation-of-dibenz-b-f-1-4-oxazepine-scaffold
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Jianyu Shi, Jinlong Wu, Chengsen Cui, Wei-Min Dai
A sequence of the Ugi four-component reaction (U-4CR) and microwave-assisted intramolecular Ullmann etherification has been established for efficient generation of a dibenz[b,f][1,4]oxazepine scaffold. The U-4CR, using 2-aminophenols and 2-bromobenzoic acids or 2-bromobenzaldehydes as the inputs, was carried out in MeOH at 50-60 °C for 2-3 days to form a collection of 22 linear products in 46-90% yields. A microwave-assisted intramolecular Ullmann etherification was then used to transform these acyclic U-4CR products into the cleft-shaped 6/7/6-fused tricyclic heterocycles...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
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