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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900261/targeting-the-endocannabinoid-cb1-receptor-system-for-treating-obesity-in-prader-willi-syndrome
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Ibrahim Knani, Brian J Earley, Shiran Udi, Alina Nemirovski, Rivka Hadar, Asaad Gammal, Resat Cinar, Harry J Hirsch, Yehuda Pollak, Itai Gross, Talia Eldar-Geva, Daniela P Reyes-Capo, Joan C Han, Andrea M Haqq, Varda Gross-Tsur, Rachel Wevrick, Joseph Tam
OBJECTIVE: Extreme obesity is a core phenotypic feature of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Among numerous metabolic regulators, the endocannabinoid (eCB) system is critically involved in controlling feeding, body weight, and energy metabolism, and a globally acting cannabinoid-1 receptor (CB1R) blockade reverses obesity both in animals and humans. The first-in-class CB1R antagonist rimonabant proved effective in inducing weight loss in adults with PWS. However, it is no longer available for clinical use because of its centrally mediated, neuropsychiatric, adverse effects...
December 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898730/plasma-lipid-profiling-of-patients-with-chronic-ocular-complications-caused-by-stevens-johnson-syndrome-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Kosuke Saito, Mayumi Ueta, Keiko Maekawa, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita, Yoshiro Saito
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and its severe variant, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), are drug-induced acute inflammatory vesiculobullous reactions of the skin and mucous membranes, including the ocular surface. Even after recovery from skin symptoms, some SJS/TEN patients continue to suffer with severe ocular complications (SOCs). Therefore, this study aims to understand the pathophysiology of chronic SOCs. Because plasma lipid profiling has emerged as a useful tool to understand pathophysiological alterations in the body, we performed plasma lipid profiling of 17 patients who suffered from SJS/TEN-associated chronic SOCs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896937/effect-of-tailored-dietary-guidance-for-pregnant-women-on-nutritional-status-a-double-cohort-study
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Megumi Haruna, Mie Shiraishi, Masayo Matsuzaki, Yuko Yatsuki, SeonAe Yeo
This double cohort study aimed to evaluate the effect of tailored dietary guidance for pregnant women on dietary intake, nutritional status, and infant birth weight. Healthy pregnant women were recruited at an antenatal clinic during two phases over 2 years. The historical controls were analyzed a year prior to the intervention group. In both groups, data were collected at 19-26 gestational weeks (baseline) and at 34-37 gestational weeks (outcome measurement). The intervention included the following: (a) assessments of maternal dietary nutritional intake using the brief self-administered diet history questionnaire, (b) individual feedback based on the assessments of maternal nutritional status, (c) tailored guidance for a healthy diet, (d) original cooking recipes, and (e) goal sharing...
November 29, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895618/cyclooxygenase-1-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-seizure-suppression-evidences-from-zebrafish-pentylenetetrazole-seizure-model
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Patrícia Gonçalves Barbalho, Benilton de Sá Carvalho, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Claudia Vianna Maurer-Morelli
Cyclooxygenases (COX)-1 and -2 are isoenzymes that catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid into prostaglandins (PGs). COX-2 and PGs are rapidly increased following seizures and are known to play important roles in the neuroinflammatory process. COX-2 isoform has been predominantly explored as the most suitable target for pharmacological intervention in epilepsy studies, while COX-1 remains poorly investigated. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of selective COX-1 inhibitor or selective COX-2 inhibitor on seizure suppression in the zebrafish pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-seizure model...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893755/quantification-of-arachidonic-acid-and-its-metabolites-in-rat-tissues-by-uhplc-ms-ms-application-for-the-identification-of-potential-biomarkers-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Qiaoxia Bian, Weihui Wang, Nannan Wang, Yan Peng, Wen Ma, Ronghua Dai
To evaluate the potential relationship between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and the arachidonic acid (AA) metabolome, a UHPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of AA and its cyclooxygenase(COX) and lipoxygenase(LOX) pathway metabolites (15-HETE, 12-HETE, TXA2, 5-HETE, AA, PGI2, PGF2α, 8-HETE, PGD2, PGE2 and LTB4) in rat tissues. The analytes were extracted from tissue samples with a protein precipitation procedure and then separated on a Shim-pack XR-ODSC18 column with 0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892731/is-arachidonic-acid-stimulation-really-a-test-for-the-response-to-aspirin-time-to-think-again
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Bartosz Olechowski, Alexander Ashby, Mark Mariathas, Vikram Khanna, Michael Mahmoudi, Nick Curzen
Platelets play a key role in pathogenesis of atherothrombosis. Activated platelets initiate thrombus formation. Antiplatelet therapy (APT) modifies these properties. APT involves aspirin. The existence of "aspirin resistance" is reported in many populations with cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of this phenomenon is highly variable, affecting more than 50% of patient subgroups in some papers. Areas covered: This review describes the prevalence of "aspirin resistance", analyses why there is so much apparent variation and addresses whether the commonly used tests of aspirin response are in fact accurately assessing its functional performance...
November 28, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892464/wnt5a-induces-renal-aqp2-expression-by-activating-calcineurin-signalling-pathway
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Fumiaki Ando, Eisei Sohara, Tetsuji Morimoto, Naofumi Yui, Naohiro Nomura, Eriko Kikuchi, Daiei Takahashi, Takayasu Mori, Alain Vandewalle, Tatemitsu Rai, Sei Sasaki, Yoshiaki Kondo, Shinichi Uchida
Heritable nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) is characterized by defective urine concentration mechanisms in the kidney, which are mainly caused by loss-of-function mutations in the vasopressin type 2 receptor. For the treatment of heritable NDI, novel strategies that bypass the defective vasopressin type 2 receptor are required to activate the aquaporin-2 (AQP2) water channel. Here we show that Wnt5a regulates AQP2 protein expression, phosphorylation and trafficking, suggesting that Wnt5a is an endogenous ligand that can regulate AQP2 without the activation of the classic vasopressin/cAMP signalling pathway...
November 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891075/bace1-rnai-restores-the-composition-of-phosphatidylethanolamine-derivates-related-to-memory-improvement-in-aged-3xtg-ad-mice
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Javier G Villamil-Ortiz, Alvaro Barrera-Ocampo, Diego Piedrahita, Claudia M Velásquez-Rodríguez, Julian D Arias-Londoño, Gloria P Cardona-Gómez
β-amyloid (Aβ) is produced by the β-secretase 1 (BACE1)-mediated enzymatic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein through the amyloidogenic pathway, making BACE1 a therapeutic target against Alzheimer's disease (AD). Alterations in lipid metabolism are a risk factor for AD by an unknown mechanism. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of RNA interference against BACE1 (shBACEmiR) on the phospholipid profile in hippocampal CA1 area in aged 3xTg-AD mice after 6 and 12 months of treatment compared to aged PS1KI mice...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890721/reactive-gamma-ketoaldehydes-as-novel-activators-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-vitro
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Lisa Longato, Fausto Andreola, Sean S Davies, Jackson L Roberts, Giuseppe Fusai, Massimo Pinzani, Kevin Moore, Krista Rombouts
AIMS: Products of lipid oxidation, such as 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), are key activators of hepatic stellate cells (HSC) to a pro-fibrogenic phenotype. Isolevuglandins (IsoLG) are a family of acyclic γ-ketoaldehydes formed through oxidation of arachidonic acid or as by-products of the cyclooxygenase pathway. IsoLGs are highly reactive aldehydes which are efficient at forming protein adducts and cross-links at concentrations 100-fold lower than 4-hydroxynonenal. Since the contribution of IsoLGs to liver injury has not been studied, we synthesized 15-E2-IsoLG and used it to investigate whether IsoLG could induce activation of HSC...
November 23, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889577/brain-uptake-and-metabolism-of-the-endocannabinoid-anandamide-labeled-in-either-the-arachidonoyl-or-ethanolamine-moiety
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Kun Hu, Shilpa Sonti, Sherrye T Glaser, Richard I Duclos, Samuel J Gatley
INTRODUCTION: Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine) is a retrograde neuromodulator that activates cannabinoid receptors. The concentration of anandamide in the brain is controlled by fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), which has been the focus of recent drug discovery efforts. Previous studies in C57BL/6 mice using [(3)H-arachidonoyl]anandamide demonstrated deposition of tritium in thalamus and cortical areas that was blocked by treatment with an FAAH inhibitor and that was not seen in FAAH-knockout mice...
November 9, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888627/identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-the-development-of-osteosarcoma-using-rna-seq
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Yihao Yang, Ya Zhang, Xin Qu, Junfeng Xia, Dongqi Li, Xiaojuan Li, Yu Wang, Zewei He, Su Li, Yonghong Zhou, Lin Xie, Zuozhang Yang
OBJECTIVE: Osteosarcoma (OS) is a malignant bone tumor with high morbidity in young adults and adolescents. This study aimed to discover potential early diagnosis biomarkers in OS. RESULTS: In total, 111 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified in primary OS compared with normal controls and 235 DEGs were identified in metastatic OS compared with primary OS. AURKB and PPP2R2B were the significantly up-regulated and down-regulated hub proteins, respectively, in the PPI protein-protein network (PPI) network of primary OS...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887602/combination-of-aspirin-with-essential-fatty-acids-is-superior-to-aspirin-alone-to-prevent-or-ameliorate-sepsis-or-ards
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EDITORIAL
Undurti N Das
It has been suggested that aspirin may be of benefit in treating sepsis and ARDS in view of its ability to block cyclo-oxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 activities; inhibit nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB); enhance the production of endothelial nitric oxide (eNO) and lipoxin A4 (LXA4). Our previous studies revealed that plasma phospholipid content of arachidonic acid (AA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is low in patients with sepsis. This implies that beneficial actions of aspirin in sepsis and ARDS is unlikely to be obtained in view of deficiency of AA and EPA, the precursors of LXA4 and resolvins respectively that are potent anti-inflammatory compounds and enhancers of eNO generation...
November 25, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886515/discovery-of-novel-lipid-profiles-in-pcos-do-insulin-and-androgen-oppositely-regulate-bioactive-lipid-production
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Shengxian Li, Qianqian Chu, Jing Ma, Yun Sun, Tao Tao, Rong Huang, Yu Liao, Jiang Yue, Jun Zheng, Lihua Wang, Xinli Xue, Mingjiang Zhu, Xiaonan Kang, Huiyong Yin, Wei Liu
CONTEXT: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex syndrome showing clinical features of an endocrine/metabolic disorder, including hyperinsulinemia and hyperandrogenism. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and their derivatives play important roles in inflammation and reproduction, and both of these are tightly linked to PCOS and obesity. OBJECTIVE: To investigate serum lipid profiles in newly diagnosed PCOS patients using lipidomics and correlate these features with the hyperinsulinemia and hyperandrogenism associated with PCOS and obesity...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884155/long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-lcpufas-and-nordihydroguaiaretic-acid-ndga-modulate-metabolic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-a-spontaneous-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-model-stillman-salgado-rats
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Alejandro Dain, Gaston Repossi, Gustavo T Diaz-Gerevini, Jairam Vanamala, Undurti N Das, Aldo R Eynard
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex disease with alterations in metabolic and inflammatory markers. Stillman Salgado rats (eSS) spontaneously develop type 2 DM by middle age showing progressive impairment of glucose tolerance with hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia and hyperinsulinemia. We analyzed the effects of supplementation of ω-3 and ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with or without nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) added, an antioxidant and lipoxygenase inhibitor, on metabolic and inflammatory parameters in eSS rats to evaluate whether they can delay development and/or prevent progression of DM...
November 25, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881059/natural-products-with-antiplatelet-action
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Gabriela Elisa Hirsch, Paulo Ricardo Nazário Viecili, Amanda Spring de Almeida, Sabrina Nascimento, Fernando Garcez Porto, Juliana Otero, Aline Schmidt, Brenda da Silva, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Jonatas Zeni Klafke
BACKGROUND: Complex hemostatic mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of various diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Among them, dysregulation of platelet activity is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis and mainly involves platelet aggregation and a decrease in blood flow in the vascular endothelium. The major platelet activation pathways mediated by agonists involve the arachidonic acid pathway, adenosine diphosphate pathway, serotonin pathway, nitric oxide pathway, and action of free radicals on molecules involved in platelet aggregation...
November 23, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880808/natural-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-the-wild-reservoir-nectomys-squamipes-leads-to-excessive-lipid-droplet-accumulation-in-hepatocytes-in-the-absence-of-liver-functional-impairment
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Kátia B Amaral, Thiago P Silva, Kássia K Malta, Lívia A S Carmo, Felipe F Dias, Mariana R Almeida, Gustavo F S Andrade, Jefferson S Martins, Roberto R Pinho, Sócrates F Costa-Neto, Rosana Gentile, Rossana C N Melo
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease of a significant public health impact. The water rat Nectomys squamipes is one of the most important non-human hosts in the schistosomiasis mansoni transmission in Brazil, being considered a wild reservoir. Cellular mechanisms that contribute to the physiological adaptation of this rodent to the Schistosoma mansoni parasite are poorly understood. Here we identified, for the first time, that a hepatic steatosis, a condition characterized by excessive lipid accumulation with formation of lipid droplets (LDs) within hepatocytes, occurs in response to the natural S...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880795/the-association-of-fatty-acid-levels-and-gleason-grade-among-men-undergoing-radical-prostatectomy
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Zhiguo Zhao, Lael Reinstatler, Zachary Klaassen, Yi Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Rabii Madi, Martha K Terris, Steven Y Qian, Uddhav Kelavkar, Kelvin A Moses
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological data suggest that omega-6 (ω-6) fatty acids (FAs) may be associated with cancer incidence and/or cancer mortality, whereas ω-3 FAs are potentially protective. We examined the association of the ratio of ω-6 to ω-3 FA (ω-6:ω-3) and individual FA components with pathological results among men with prostate cancer (PCa) undergoing radical prostatectomy. METHODS: Sixty-nine men were included in the study. Components of ω-6 (linoleic acid (LA), arachidonic acid (AA), and dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (DGLA)) and ω-3 (docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)) were analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass selective detector separation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878455/structural-insight-into-binding-mode-of-9-hydroxy-aristolochic-acid-diclofenac-and-indomethacin-to-pla2
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Mohsen Ebrahimi, Omidreza Firuzi, Ramin Miri, Nima Razzaghi-Asl, Ahmad Ebadi
Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) catalyzes the hydrolysis of phospholipids into arachidonic acid and lysophospholipids. Arachidonic acid is modified by cyclooxygenases into active compounds called eicosanoids that act as signaling molecules in a number of physiological processes. Excessive production of eicosanoids leads to several pathological conditions such as inflammation. In order to block the inflammatory effect of these compounds, upstream enzymes such as PLA2 are valid targets. In the present contribution, molecular dynamic analysis was performed to evaluate the binding of diclofenac, 9-hydroxy aristolochic acid (9-HAA) and indomethacin to PLA2...
November 22, 2016: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878278/alteration-of-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acids-in-the-liver-and-kidney-of-cytochrome-p450-4f2-transgenic-mice
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Bijun Zhang, Guangrui Lai, Xiaoliang Liu, Yanyan Zhao
Arachidonic acid (AA) can be metabolized into 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) by ω-hydroxylases, and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) by epoxygenases. The effects of EETs in cardiovascular physiology are vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory and anti‑apoptotic, which are opposite to the function to 20‑HETE. However, EETs are not stable in vivo, and are rapidly degraded to the biologically less active metabolites, dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids, via soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). Western blotting, reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry were performed in order to determine target RNA and protein expression levels...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875294/spontaneous-glutamatergic-synaptic-activity-regulates-constitutive-cox-2-expression-in-neurons-opposing-roles-for-the-transcription-factors-creb-and-sp1
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Sandra J Hewett, Jingxue Shi, Yifan Gong, Krishnan Dhandapani, Carol Pilbeam, James A Hewett
Burgeoning evidence supports a role for cyclooxygenase metabolites in regulating membrane excitability in various forms of synaptic plasticity. Two cyclooxygenases, COX-1 and COX-2, catalyze the initial step in the metabolism of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins. COX-2 is generally considered inducible, but in glutamatergic neurons in some brain regions, including the cerebral cortex, it is constitutively expressed. However, the transcriptional mechanisms by which this occurs have not been elucidated. Here, we used quantitative PCR and also analyzed reporter gene expression in a mouse line carrying a construct consisting of a portion of the proximal promoter region of the mouse COX-2 gene upstream of luciferase cDNA to characterize COX-2 basal transcriptional regulation in cortical neurons...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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