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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626705/biosynthetic-pathways-of-glycinebetaine-in-thalassiosira-pseudonana-functional-characterization-of-enzyme-catalyzing-three-step-methylation-of-glycine
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Hakuto Kageyama, Yoshito Tanaka, Teruhiro Takabe
Betaine (trimethylglycine) is an important compatible solute that accumulates in response to abiotic stresses such as drought and salinity. Biosynthetic pathways of betaine have been extensively studied, but it remains to be clarified on algae. A diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana CCMP1335 is an important component of marine ecosystems. Here we show that the genome sequence of Thalassiosira suggests the presence of two biosynthetic pathways for betaine, via three step methylation of glycine and via two step oxidation of choline...
March 30, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564756/oxysterol-species-reliable-markers-of-oxidative-stress-in-diabetes-mellitus
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A Samadi, A Gurlek, S N Sendur, S Karahan, F Akbiyik, I Lay
PURPOSE: To assess the plasma oxysterol species 7-ketocholesterol (7-Kchol) and cholestane-3β,5α,6β-triol (chol-triol) as biomarkers of oxidative stress in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: In total, 26 type 1 and 80 type 2 diabetes patients, along with 205 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, were included in this study. Oxysterols were quantified by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry and N,N-dimethylglycine derivatization...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555466/non-targeted-metabolomic-biomarkers-and-metabotypes-of-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study-of-predimed-trial-participants
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M Urpi-Sarda, E Almanza-Aguilera, R Llorach, R Vázquez-Fresno, R Estruch, D Corella, J V Sorli, F Carmona, A Sanchez-Pla, J Salas-Salvadó, C Andres-Lacueva
AIM: To characterize the urinary metabolomic fingerprint and multi-metabolite signature associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and to classify the population into metabotypes related to T2D. METHODS: A metabolomics analysis using the1 H-NMR-based, non-targeted metabolomic approach was conducted to determine the urinary metabolomic fingerprint of T2D compared with non-T2D participants in the PREDIMED trial. The discriminant metabolite fingerprint was subjected to logistic regression analysis and ROC analyses to establish and to assess the multi-metabolite signature of T2D prevalence, respectively...
February 20, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546303/cobalamin-deficiency-results-in-increased-production-of-formate-secondary-to-decreased-mitochondrial-oxidation-of-one-carbon-units-in-rats
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Luke MacMillan, Garrett Tingley, Sara K Young, Kathy A Clow, Edward W Randell, Margaret E Brosnan, John T Brosnan
Background: Formate is produced in mitochondria via the catabolism of serine, glycine, dimethylglycine, and sarcosine. Formate produced by mitochondria may be incorporated into the cytosolic folate pool where it can be used for important biosynthetic reactions. Previous studies from our lab have shown that cobalamin deficiency results in increased plasma formate concentrations. Objective: Our goal was to determine the basis for elevated formate in vitamin B-12 deficiency...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526507/stereochemical-and-structural-effects-of-2r-6r-hydroxynorketamine-on-the-mitochondrial-metabolome-in-pc-12-cells
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Andréa T Faccio, Francisco J Ruperez, Nagendra S Singh, Santiago Angulo, Marina F M Tavares, Michel Bernier, Coral Barbas, Irving W Wainer
BACKGROUND: Impairment in mitochondrial biogenesis and function plays a key role in depression and anxiety, both of which being associated with changes in fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism. The antidepressant effects of (R,S)-ketamine have been linked to its conversion into (2S,6S;2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK); however, the connection between structure and stereochemistry of ketamine and HNK in the mitochondrial homeostatic response has not yet been fully elucidated at a metabolic level...
March 8, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453804/probiotics-affect-one-carbon-metabolites-and-catecholamines-in-a-genetic-rat-model-of-depression
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Sandra Tillmann, Hussain M Awwad, Amanda R Eskelund, Giulia Treccani, Juergen Geisel, Gregers Wegener, Rima Obeid
SCOPE: Probiotics may influence one-carbon (C1) metabolism, neurotransmitters, liver function markers, or behavior. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male adult Flinders Sensitive Line rats (model of depression, FSL; n = 22) received Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 (10 9 or 10 10 colony-forming units/d) or vehicle for 10 weeks. The controls, Flinders Resistant Line rats (FRL, n = 8), only received vehicle. C1-related metabolites were measured in plasma, urine, and different tissues...
February 17, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449933/a-simplified-characterization-of-s-adenosyl-l-methionine-consuming-enzymes-with-1-step-ez-mtase-a-universal-and-straightforward-coupled-assay-for-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-setting
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Emmanuel S Burgos, Ryan O Walters, Derek M Huffman, David Shechter
Methyltransferases use S -adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) to deposit methyl marks. Many of these epigenetic 'writers' are associated with gene regulation. As cancer etiology is highly correlated with misregulated methylation patterns, methyltransferases are emerging therapeutic targets. Successful assignment of methyltransferases' roles within intricate biological networks relies on (1) the access to enzyme mechanistic insights and (2) the efficient screening of chemical probes against these targets. To characterize methyltransferases in vitro and in vivo , we report a highly-sensitive one-step deaminase-linked continuous assay where the S -adenosyl-l-homocysteine (SAH) enzyme-product is rapidly and quantitatively catabolized to S -inosyl-l-homocysteine (SIH)...
September 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390044/serum-metabolomic-profiling-of-all-cause-mortality-a-prospective-analysis-in-the-alpha-tocopherol-beta-carotene-cancer-prevention-atbc-study-cohort
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Jiaqi Huang, Stephanie J Weinstein, Steven C Moore, Andriy Derkach, Xing Hua, Linda M Liao, Fangyi Gu, Alison M Mondul, Joshua N Sampson, Demetrius Albanes
Tobacco use, hypertension, hyperglycemia, overweight, and inactivity are leading causes of overall and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality worldwide, yet the relevant metabolic alterations responsible are largely unknown. We conducted a serum metabolomic analysis of 620 men in the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study (1985-2013). During 28 years of follow-up, there were 435 deaths (197 CVD and 107 cancer). The analysis included 406 known metabolites measured with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry...
January 30, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356306/evidence-of-interaction-between-genes-in-the-folate-homocysteine-metabolic-pathway-in-controlling-risk-of-nonsyndromic-oral-cleft
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Ping Wang, Tao Wu, Holger Schwender, Hong Wang, Bing Shi, Zhuqing Wang, Yuan Yuan, Dongjing Liu, Mengying Wang, Jing Li, Zhibo Zhou, Hongping Zhu, Terri H Beaty
OBJECTIVE: Little consistent evidence is available for the association between the risk of nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) and any of the individual genes in the folate/homocysteine metabolic pathway. We investigated the genes in the folate pathway to further clarify its potential influence on the risk of NSCL/P considering gene-gene (G×G) interaction. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We selected markers in 18 genes from the pathway and applied the Cordell's method to test for G×G interaction using 1,908 NSCL/P case-parent trios ascertained in an international consortium where a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of oral clefts was conducted...
January 22, 2018: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350007/-the-metabolic-profilings-study-of-serum-and-spinal-cord-from-acute-spinal-cord-injury-rats-%C3%A2-h-nmr-spectroscopy
#10
Hua-Hui Hu, Xiao-Long Huang, Ren-Fu Quan, Zong-Bao Yang, Jing-Jing Xu
OBJECTIVE: To establish the rat model of acute spinal cord injury, followed by aprimary study on this model with ¹H NMR based on metabonomics and to explore the metabonomics and biomarkers of spinal cord injury rat. METHODS: Twenty eight-week-old adult male SD rats of clean grade, with body weight of (200±10) g, were divided into sham operation group and model group in accordance with the law of random numbers, and every group had 10 rats. The rats of sham operation group were operated without damaging the spinal cord, and rats of model group were made an animal model of spinal cord incomplete injury according to the modified Allen's method...
February 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301933/oxidation-of-the-fad-cofactor-to-the-8-formyl-derivative-in-human-electron-transferring-flavoprotein
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Peter Augustin, Marina Toplak, Katharina Fuchs, Eva Christine Gerstmann, Ruth Prassl, Andreas Winkler, Peter Macheroux
The heterodimeric human (h) electron-transferring flavoprotein (ETF) transfers electrons from at least 13 different flavin dehydrogenases to the mitochondrial respiratory chain through a non-covalently bound FAD cofactor. Here, we describe the discovery of an irreversible and pH-dependent oxidation of the 8α-methyl group to 8-formyl-FAD (8f-FAD), which represents a unique chemical modification of a flavin cofactor in the human flavoproteome. Furthermore, a set of hETF variants revealed that several conserved amino acid residues in the FAD-binding pocket of electron-transferring flavoproteins are required for the conversion to the formyl group...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232572/facile-biological-synthetic-strategy-to-morphologically-aligned-ceo-2-zro-2-core-nanoparticles-using-justicia-adhatoda-extract-and-ionic-liquid-enhancement-of-its-bio-medical-properties
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Nithya Pandiyan, Balaji Murugesan, Jegatheeswaran Sonamuthu, Selvam Samayanan, Sundrarajan Mahalingam
In this study, a typical green synthesis route has approached for CeO2 /ZrO2 core metal oxide nanoparticles using ionic liquid mediated Justicia adhatoda extract. This synthesis method is carried out at simple room temperature condition to obtain the core metal oxide nanoparticles. XRD, SEM and TEM studies employed to study the crystalline and surface morphological properties under nucleation, growth, and aggregation processes. CeO2 /ZrO2 core metal oxides display agglomerated nano stick-like structure with 20-45nm size...
January 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092879/eggs-early-in-complementary-feeding-increase-choline-pathway-biomarkers-and-dha-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-ecuador
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Lora L Iannotti, Chessa K Lutter, William F Waters, Carlos Andres Gallegos Riofrío, Carla Malo, Gregory Reinhart, Ana Palacios, Celia Karp, Melissa Chapnick, Katherine Cox, Santiago Aguirre, Luis Narvaez, Fernando López, Rohini Sidhu, Pamela Kell, Xuntian Jiang, Hideji Fujiwara, Daniel S Ory, Rebecca Young, Christine P Stewart
Background: Choline status has been associated with stunting among young children. Findings from this study showed that an egg intervention improved linear growth by a length-for-age z score of 0.63. Objective: We aimed to test the efficacy of eggs introduced early in complementary feeding on plasma concentrations of biomarkers in choline pathways, vitamins B-12 and A, and essential fatty acids. Design: A randomized controlled trial, the Lulun ("egg" in Kichwa) Project, was conducted in a rural indigenous population of Ecuador...
December 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063086/vanadium-v-oxoanions-in-basic-water-solution-a-simple-oxidative-system-for-the-one-pot-selective-conversion-of-l-proline-to-pyrroline-2-carboxylate
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Lorenzo Biancalana, Giada Tuci, Fabio Piccinelli, Fabio Marchetti, Marco Bortoluzzi, Guido Pampaloni
The unprecedented, direct chemical oxidation of l-proline to pyrroline-2-carboxylate was achieved in water (pH 9-10) by means of NH4 VO3 /NH3 or V2 O5 /MOH (K = Na, K), and the anion was fully characterized as ammonium or alkaline metal salts. Quantitative yield and higher atom economy performance were achieved with the latter system, the alkaline salts being more stable than the ammonium one. Different mixed valence V(iv)/V(v) compounds precipitated from the reaction mixtures depending on the nature of the employed base...
November 7, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881522/-dmgdh-gene-related-dimethylglycine-dehydrogenase-deficiency-in-a-case
#15
X L Wang, F Yin, G Y Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867701/a-metabolic-study-on-the-biochemical-effects-of-chiral-illegal-drugs-in-rats-using-1-h-nmr-spectroscopy
#16
Kiyoshi Fukuhara, Akiko Ohno, Ruri Kikura-Hanajiri
Considering the pharmacological effects of chiral drugs, enantiopure drugs may differ from their racemic mixture formulation in efficacy, potency, or adverse effects. Levomethorphan (LVM) and Dextromethorphan (DXM) act on the central nervous system and exhibit different pharmacological features. LVM, the l-stereoisomer of methorphan, shows many similarities to opiates such as heroin, morphine and codeine, including the potential for addiction, while the d-stereoisomer, DXM, does not have the same opioid effect...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804274/non-invasive-urinary-metabolomic-profiling-discriminates-prostate-cancer-from-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#17
Clara Pérez-Rambla, Leonor Puchades-Carrasco, María García-Flores, José Rubio-Briones, José Antonio López-Guerrero, Antonio Pineda-Lucena
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common malignancies in men worldwide. Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) level has been extensively used as a biomarker to detect PCa. However, PSA is not cancer-specific and various non-malignant conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can cause a rise in PSA blood levels, thus leading to many false positive results. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated the potential of urinary metabolomic profiling for discriminating PCa from BPH...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777736/a-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-human-breast-milk-on-urinary-metabolome-analysis-in-infants
#18
Hiromichi Shoji, Hikari Taka, Naoko Kaga, Naho Ikeda, Tomohiro Kitamura, Yoshiki Miura, Toshiaki Shimizu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the nutritional effect of breast feeding on healthy term infants by using urinary metabolome analysis. METHODS: Urine samples were collected from 19 and 14 infants at 1 and 6 months, respectively. Infants were separated into two groups: the breast-fed group receiving <540 mL/week of their intake from formula (n=13 at 1 month; n=9 at 6 months); and the formula-fed group receiving no breast milk (BM) (n=6 at 1 month; n=5 at 6 months)...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697427/nmr-based-metabolomic-study-on-the-toxicological-effects-of-pesticide-diazinon-on-adaptation-to-sea-water-by-endangered-persian-sturgeon-acipenser-persicus-fingerlings
#19
Saeed Hajirezaee, Alireza Mirvaghefi, Hamid Farahmand, Naser Agh
NMR-based metabolomics was applied to explore metabolic impacts of diazinon on sea water adaptation of Persian sturgeon fingerlings, Acipenser persicus. Fingerlings were exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of diazinon in freshwater (FW) for 96 h (short-term trial) and 12 days (long-term trial) and then exposed in brackish water (BW) (12 mg L(-1) salinity) for 24 h. After 96 h and 12 days exposure in FW, identified metabolites (amino acids, osmolytes, energy metabolites) showed different change-patterns compared to control group (P < 0...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669514/identification-of-urine-metabolites-associated-with-5-year-changes-in-biomarkers-of-glucose-homoeostasis
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N Friedrich, T Skaaby, M Pietzner, K Budde, B H Thuesen, M Nauck, A Linneberg
AIM: Metabolomics provides information on pathogenetic mechanisms and targets for interventions, and may improve risk stratification. During the last decade, metabolomics studies were used to gain deeper insight into the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus. However, longitudinal metabolomics studies of possible subclinical states of disturbed glucose metabolism are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the associations between baseline urinary metabolites and 5-year changes in continuous markers of glucose homoeostasis, including fasting glucose, HbA1c and homoeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index values...
June 29, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
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