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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101741/anti-hyperuricemic-effect-of-taxifolin-in-cultured-hepatocytes-and-model-mice
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Shin-Ichi Adachi, Ken-Ichi Nihei, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Fumiaki Yoshizawa, Kazumi Yagasaki
Hyperuricemia is recognized as an important risk factor for gout. High dietary intake of purine-rich foods such as meats and sea foods increases uric acid (UA) levels in the blood. Taxifolin present in Siberian larch and strawberries has been reported to possess health promoting activities including anti-oxidant effect. In this study, we examined anti-hyperuricemic effect of taxifolin in both cultured hepatocytes and hyperuricemic model mice. In cultured AML12 hepatocytes, taxifolin significantly suppressed UA production dose- and time-dependently...
January 18, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090435/-13-c-metabolomics-nmr-and-iroa-for-unknown-identification
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Chaevien S Clendinen, Gregory S Stupp, Bing Wang, Timothy J Garrett, Arthur S Edison
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Isotopic Ratio Outlier Analysis (IROA) is an untargeted metabolomics method that uses stable isotopic labeling and LC-HRMS for identification and relative quantification of metabolites in a biological sample under varying experimental conditions. OBJECTIVE: We demonstrate a method using high-sensitivity (13)C NMR to identify an unknown metabolite isolated from fractionated material from an IROA LC-HRMS experiment. METHODS: IROA samples from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans were fractionated using LC-HRMS using 5 repeated injections and collecting 30 sec fractions...
August 2016: Current Metabolomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080214/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomic-studies-of-bisphenol-a-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#3
Changshin Yoon, Dahye Yoon, Junghee Cho, Siwon Kim, Heonho Lee, Hyeonsoo Choi, Suhkmann Kim
Proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) spectroscopy was used to study the response of zebrafish (Danio rerio) to increasing concentrations of bisphenol A (4,4'-(propane-2,2-diyl)diphenol, BPA). Orthogonal partial least squares discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA) was applied to detect aberrant metabolomic profiles after 72 h of BPA exposure at all levels tested (0.01, 0.1, and 1.0 mg/L). The OPLS-DA score plots showed that BPA exposure caused significant alterations in the metabolome. The metabolomic changes in response to BPA exposure generally exhibited nonlinear patterns, with the exception of reduced levels of several metabolites, including glutamine, inosine, lactate, and succinate...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076787/impdh2-is-an-intracellular-target-of-the-cyclophilin-a-and-sanglifehrin-a-complex
#4
Khian Hong Pua, Dylan T Stiles, Mathew E Sowa, Gregory L Verdine
Natural products have demonstrated utility in the clinic and can also act as probes to understand complex cellular pathways. Sanglifehrin A (SFA) is a mixed polyketide and non-ribosomal peptide synthase natural product with sub-nano-molar affinity for its receptor cyclophilin A (PPIA). It has been shown to behave in vitro as an immune suppressant. Here, we identify inosine-5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase 2 (IMPDH2) as an intracellular target of the PPIA-SFA binary complex. The formation of this ternary complex does not inhibit the enzymatic activity of IMPDH2...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074661/inosine-5-monophosphate-dehydrogenase-impdh-inhibitors-a-patent-and-scientific-literature-review-2002-2016
#5
Gregory D Cuny, Chalada Suebsuwong, Soumya S Ray
Inosine-5'-monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) is an enzyme involved in the de novo biosynthesis of guanine nucleotides. To date human IMPDH inhibitors have been approved for prevention of organ transplant rejection and as anti-viral agents. More recently, the use of IMPDH inhibitors for other indications including cancer and pathogenic microorganisms has been pursued. Areas covered: IMPDH inhibitors disclosed primarily in the patent and scientific literature from 2002 to the present are discussed. Several interesting chemotypes that have not been pursued by patent protection are also highlighted...
January 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053663/utilization-of-xylose-by-engineered-strains-of-ashbya-gossypii-for-the-production-of-microbial-oils
#6
David Díaz-Fernández, Patricia Lozano-Martínez, Rubén M Buey, José Luis Revuelta, Alberto Jiménez
BACKGROUND: Ashbya gossypii is a filamentous fungus that is currently exploited for the industrial production of riboflavin. The utilization of A. gossypii as a microbial biocatalyst is further supported by its ability to grow in low-cost feedstocks, inexpensive downstream processing and the availability of an ease to use molecular toolbox for genetic and genomic modifications. Consequently, A. gossypii has been also introduced as an ideal biotechnological chassis for the production of inosine, folic acid, and microbial oils...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053121/adar2-regulates-rna-stability-by-modifying-access-of-decay-promoting-rna-binding-proteins
#7
Aparna Anantharaman, Vidisha Tripathi, Abid Khan, Je-Hyun Yoon, Deepak K Singh, Omid Gholamalamdari, Shuomeng Guang, Johan Ohlson, Helene Wahlstedt, Marie Öhman, Michael F Jantsch, Nicholas K Conrad, Jian Ma, Myriam Gorospe, Supriya G Prasanth, Kannanganattu V Prasanth
Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs) catalyze the editing of adenosine residues to inosine (A-to-I) within RNA sequences, mostly in the introns and UTRs (un-translated regions). The significance of editing within non-coding regions of RNA is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that association of ADAR2 with RNA stabilizes a subset of transcripts. ADAR2 interacts with and edits the 3'UTR of nuclear-retained Cat2 transcribed nuclear RNA (Ctn RNA). In absence of ADAR2, the abundance and half-life of Ctn RNA are significantly reduced...
January 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051309/chemical-modifications-to-rna-a-new-layer-of-gene-expression-regulation
#8
Jinghui Song, Chengqi Yi
The first chemical modification to RNA was discovered nearly 60 years ago; to date, more than 100 chemically distinct modifications have been identified in cellular RNA. With the recent development of novel chemical and/or biochemical methods, dynamic modifications to RNA have been identified in the transcriptome, including N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A), inosine (I), 5-methylcytosine (m(5)C), pseudouridine (Ψ), 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (hm(5)C), and N(1)-methyladenosine (m(1)A). Collectively, the multitude of RNA modifications are termed epitranscriptome, leading to the emerging field of epitranscriptomics...
January 12, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032622/epitranscriptome-sequencing-technologies-decoding-rna-modifications
#9
Xiaoyu Li, Xushen Xiong, Chengqi Yi
In recent years, major breakthroughs in RNA-modification-mediated regulation of gene expression have been made, leading to the emerging field of epitranscriptomics.Our understanding of the distribution, regulation and function of these dynamic RNA modifications is based on sequencing technologies. In this Review, we focus on the major mRNA modifications in the transcriptome of eukaryotic cells: N6-methyladenosine, N6, 2'-O-dimethyladenosine, 5-methylcytidine, 5-hydroxylmethylcytidine, inosine, pseudouridine and N(1)-methyladenosine...
December 29, 2016: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031250/a-to-i-rna-editing-promotes-developmental-stage-specific-gene-and-lncrna-expression
#10
Boaz Goldstein, Lily Agranat-Tamir, Dean Light, Orna Ben-Naim Zgayer, Alla Fishman, Ayelet T Lamm
A-to-I RNA editing is a conserved widespread phenomenon in which adenosine (A) is converted to inosine (I) by adenosine deaminases (ADARs) in double-stranded RNA regions. Although human RNAs contain millions of A-to-I editing sites, most of these occur in noncoding regions and their function is unknown. Mutations in ADAR enzymes in C. elegans cause defects in normal development but are not lethal as in human and mouse. Previous studies in C. elegans indicated competition between RNA interference (RNAi) and RNA editing mechanisms, with the observation that worms that lack both mechanisms do not exhibit defects when only RNA editing is absent...
December 28, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006007/improving-the-diet-for-the-rearing-of-glossina-brevipalpis-newstead-and-glossina-austeni-newstead-blood-source-and-collection-processing-feeding-procedures
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Chantel J De Beer, Gert J Venter, Marc J B Vreysen
One of the challenges to maintain tsetse fly (Diptera: Glossinidae) colonies is the sustainable supply of high quality blood meals. The effect of using anticoagulants during collection of the blood, the addition of phagostimulants to the blood meals as well as using mixtures of bovine and porcine blood in different proportions for feeding on colony productivity was assessed. Defibrinated bovine blood was found to be suitable to maintain both the Glossina brevipalpis Newstead and Glossina austeni Newstead colonies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999332/functions-of-the-rna-editing-enzyme-adar1-and-their-relevance-to-human-diseases
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REVIEW
Chunzi Song, Masayuki Sakurai, Yusuke Shiromoto, Kazuko Nishikura
Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs) convert adenosine to inosine in double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). Among the three types of mammalian ADARs, ADAR1 has long been recognized as an essential enzyme for normal development. The interferon-inducible ADAR1p150 is involved in immune responses to both exogenous and endogenous triggers, whereas the functions of the constitutively expressed ADAR1p110 are variable. Recent findings that ADAR1 is involved in the recognition of self versus non-self dsRNA provide potential explanations for its links to hematopoiesis, type I interferonopathies, and viral infections...
December 17, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994068/resetting-microbiota-by-lactobacillus-reuteri-inhibits-t-reg-deficiency-induced-autoimmunity-via-adenosine-a2a-receptors
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Baokun He, Thomas K Hoang, Ting Wang, Michael Ferris, Christopher M Taylor, Xiangjun Tian, Meng Luo, Dat Q Tran, Jain Zhou, Nina Tatevian, Fayong Luo, Jose G Molina, Michael R Blackburn, Thomas H Gomez, Stefan Roos, J Marc Rhoads, Yuying Liu
Regulatory T (T reg) cell deficiency causes lethal, CD4(+) T cell-driven autoimmune diseases. Stem cell transplantation is used to treat these diseases, but this procedure is limited by the availability of a suitable donor. The intestinal microbiota drives host immune homeostasis by regulating the differentiation and expansion of T reg, Th1, and Th2 cells. It is currently unclear if T reg cell deficiency-mediated autoimmune disorders can be treated by targeting the enteric microbiota. Here, we demonstrate that Foxp3(+) T reg cell deficiency results in gut microbial dysbiosis and autoimmunity over the lifespan of scurfy (SF) mouse...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982051/novel-inhibitors-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-guab2-identified-by-a-target-based-high-throughput-phenotypic-screen
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Jonathan A G Cox, Grace Mugumbate, Laura Vela-Glez Del Peral, Monika Jankute, Katherine A Abrahams, Peter Jervis, Stefan Jackenkroll, Arancha Perez, Carlos Alemparte, Jorge Esquivias, Joël Lelièvre, Fernando Ramon, David Barros, Lluis Ballell, Gurdyal S Besra
High-throughput phenotypic screens have re-emerged as screening tools in antibiotic discovery. The advent of such technologies has rapidly accelerated the identification of 'hit' compounds. A pre-requisite to medicinal chemistry optimisation programmes required to improve the drug-like properties of a 'hit' molecule is identification of its mode of action. Herein, we have combined phenotypic screening with a biased target-specific screen. The inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) protein GuaB2 has been identified as a drugable target in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, however previously identified compounds lack the desired characteristics necessary for further development into lead-like molecules...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980502/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-alters-the-systemic-metabolomic-profile-in-healthy-donors
#15
Kimberley Joanne Hatfield, Guro Kristin Melve, Øystein Bruserud
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral blood stem cells mobilized by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) from healthy donors are commonly used for allogeneic stem cell transplantation. The effect of G-CSF administration on global serum metabolite profiles has not been investigated before. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to examine the systemic metabolomic profiles prior to and following administration of G-CSF in healthy adults. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 15 healthy stem cell donors prior to and after administration of G-CSF 10 µg/kg/day for 4 days...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979245/formulation-of-yeast-leavened-bread-with-reduced-salt-content-by-using-a-lactobacillus-plantarum-fermentation-product
#16
Francesca Valerio, Amalia Conte, Mariaelena Di Biase, Veronica M T Lattanzio, S Lisa Lonigro, Lucia Padalino, Erica Pontonio, Paola Lavermicocca
A Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product (Bio21B), obtained after strain growth (14h) in a wheat flour-based medium, was applied in the bread-making process as taste enhancer, in order to obtain a yeast-leavened bread with reduced salt content (20% and 50%) with respect to a reference bread (REF) not containing the fermentation product. Sensory analysis indicated that the Bio21B bread with salt reduced by 50% had a pleasant taste similar to the salt-containing bread (REF). l-Glutamate and total free amino acid content did not differ between REF and Bio21B breads, while the acids lactic, acetic, phenyllactic, 4-OH-phenyllactic and indole-3-lactic were present only in Bio21B breads...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974624/genome-recoding-by-trna-modifications
#17
REVIEW
Francesca Tuorto, Frank Lyko
RNA modifications are emerging as an additional regulatory layer on top of the primary RNA sequence. These modifications are particularly enriched in tRNAs where they can regulate not only global protein translation, but also protein translation at the codon level. Modifications located in or in the vicinity of tRNA anticodons are highly conserved in eukaryotes and have been identified as potential regulators of mRNA decoding. Recent studies have provided novel insights into how these modifications orchestrate the speed and fidelity of translation to ensure proper protein homeostasis...
December 2016: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966087/signaling-pathways-underlying-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-inosine-in-mice
#18
Filipe Marques Gonçalves, Vivian Binder Neis, Débora Kurrle Rieger, Mark William Lopes, Isabella A Heinrich, Ana Paula Costa, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues, Manuella P Kaster, Rodrigo Bainy Leal
Inosine is a purine nucleoside formed by the breakdown of adenosine that elicits an antidepressant-like effect in mice through activation of adenosine A1 and A2A receptors. However, the signaling pathways underlying this effect are largely unknown. To address this issue, the present study investigated the influence of extracellular-regulated protein kinase (ERK)1/2, Ca(2+)/calmoduline-dependent protein kinase (CaMKII), protein kinase A (PKA), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt, and glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3β) modulation in the antiimmobility effect of inosine in the tail suspension test (TST) in mice...
December 13, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956135/effects-of-ribavirin-sofosbuvir-treatment-and-itpa-phenotype-on-endogenous-purines
#19
Leah C Jimmerson, Carolyn W Clayton, Samantha MaWhinney, Eric G Meissner, Zayani Sims, Shyamasundaran Kottilil, Jennifer J Kiser
Ribavirin (RBV), a purine analog, causes hemolytic anemia in some patients. In vitro, anemia appears to result from depletion of endogenous purines, but there are limited data in vivo. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the gene encoding the inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) enzyme have been associated with protection against RBV-induced anemia and may mediate the effect of RBV treatment on endogenous purines. The purpose of this work was to determine the effect of RBV treatment on endogenous purine concentrations in individuals being treated for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
February 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939867/the-importance-of-nucleoside-hydrolase-enzyme-nh-in-studies-to-treatment-of-leishmania-a-review
#20
REVIEW
José D Figueroa-Villar, Edijane M Sales
Leishmania is a genus of trypanosomes, which are responsible for leishmaniasis disease, a major trypanosome infection in humans. In recent years, published studies have shown that the search for new drugs for Leishmania treatments has intensified. Through technique modeling it has been possible to develop new compounds, which act as nucleoside hydrolase (NH) inhibitors. The effect of these enzymes is the hydrolysis of certain RNA nucleotides, which include uridine and inosine, necessary for the protozoa to transform certain nucleosides obtained from infected individuals into nucleobases for the preparation of their DNA...
December 8, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
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