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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184263/antidiabetic-and-antidyslipidemic-activities-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-cochlospermum-planchonii-leaves-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Bamisaye Fisayo Abraham, Sulyman Abdulhakeem Olarewaju, Abegunde Ronke, Ajani Emmanuel Oladipo
Background: Diabetes mellitus is considered one of the 5 principal causes of death in the world and is recognized as a global public health issue because of its multifactorial facets affecting essential biochemical processes in the body. This study investigated the antidiabetic and antidyslipidemic activities of the aqueous extract of Cochlospermum planchonii (C. planchonii) leaves in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Methods: Thirty adult female rats (Rattus norvegicus) weighing 153±3...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178416/2d-enzyme-cascade-network-with-efficient-substrate-channeling-by-swinging-arms
#2
Yuhe R Yang, Jinglin Fu, Shaun Wootten, Xiaodong Qi, Minghui Liu, Hao Yan, Yan Liu
In living cells, compartmented or membrane-associated enzymes are often assembled into large networks for cooperatively catalyzing cascade reaction pathways essential for the cellular metabolism. Here, we report the assembly of an artificial 2D enzyme network of two cascade enzymes, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) on a wireframe DNA origami template. Swinging arms were used to facilitate the transport of redox intermediate of NAD+/NADH between enzyme pairs on the array...
November 27, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162105/changing-oxidoreduction-potential-to-improve-water-soluble-yellow-pigment-production-with-monascus-ruber-cgmcc-10910
#3
Tao Huang, Hailing Tan, Fangju Lu, Gong Chen, Zhenqiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Monascus pigments are widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries due to their safety to human health. Our previous study found that glucose concentration induced extracellular oxidoreduction potential (ORP) changes could influence extracellular water-soluble yellow pigment production by Monascus ruber CGMCC 10910 in submerged fermentation. In this study, H2O2 and dithiothreitol (DTT) were used to change the oxidoreduction potential for investigating the effects of oxidative or reductive substances on Monascus yellow pigment production by Monascus ruber CGMCC 10910...
November 21, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156308/modulatory-effects-of-green-tea-extract-against-the-hepatotoxic-effects-of-4-nonylphenol-in-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
#4
A H Sayed, Hamdy A M Soliman
The antioxidant role of the green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (GTE) was examined to remedy the toxic effects of (0.2mgl(-1)) 4-nonylphenol(4-NP). Biochemical parameters, antioxidant enzymes, liver lipid peroxidation (LPO), DNA fragmentation, and apoptosis as well as histopathology of liver of African catfish Clarias gariepinus were considered. Catfishes were divided into four groups: first group (control), second group (0.2mgl(-1) of 4-NP), third group (0.2mgl(-1)of 4-NP +100mg GTE l(-1)water), and fourth group (0...
November 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155109/heat-stress-in-the-heart-and-muscle-of-the-antarctic-fishes-notothenia-rossii-and-notothenia-coriiceps-carbohydrate-metabolism-and-antioxidant-defence
#5
Maria Rosa Dmengeon Pedreiro de Souza, Tatiana Herrerias, Tania Zaleski, Mariana Forgati, Priscila Krebsbach Kandalski, Cintia Machado, Dilza Trevisan Silva, Cláudio Adriano Piechnik, Maurício Osvaldo Moura, Lucélia Donatti
Carbohydrate metabolism and the antioxidant defence system of heart and muscle of the Antarctic notothenioids Notothenia rossii and Notothenia coriiceps were evaluated in response to heat stress (8 °C) over 144 h. N. rossii heart exhibited decreased glycolysis and aerobic metabolism after up to 12 h of exposure to 8 °C, and anaerobiosis was inhibited within 24 h. However, these pathways were stimulated after 72 h at 8 °C. The consumption of glucose-6-phosphate, derived from hexokinase (HK), by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) decreased in N...
November 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113225/effect-of-sirna-mediated-gene-silencing-of-transketolase-on-a549-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Huan Lu, Huili Zhu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of transketolase (TKT) on cell proliferation, cell migration and interaction with other metabolism-associated genes in A549 lung cancer cells. A549 cells were transfected with three TKT-specific small interfering (si)RNAs, screened for the optimal transfection concentration, and sequenced with flow cytometry and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Cell viability was evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8), cell cycle was assessed by flow cytometric analysis...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032577/pyruvate-kinase-isozymes-m2-and-glutaminase-might-be-promising-molecular-targets-for-the-treatment-of-gastric-cancer
#7
Kishu Kitayama, Masakazu Yashiro, Tamami Morisaki, Yuichiro Miki, Tomohisa Okuno, Haruhito Kinoshita, Tatsunari Fukuoka, Hiroaki Kasashima, Go Masuda, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Katsunobu Sakurai, Naoshi Kubo, Kosei HIrakawa, Masaichi Ohira
The aim of this study was to analyze the significance of glucose metabolism-related enzymes in the proliferation of gastric cancer under hypoxia. Four hypoxia-resistant gastric cancer cell lines and 4 parent cell lines were used. RT-PCR was used to evaluate the mRNA expression levels of the following metabolism-related enzymes: pyruvate kinase isozymes M2 (PKM2), glutaminase (GLS), enolase 1 (ENO1), glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), and PKM1. The effects of these enzymes on the proliferation of gastric cancer cells were examined using siRNAs, Shikonin as a PKM2 inhibitor, or BPTES as a GLS inhibitor, in vitro and in vivo...
October 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986240/cloning-overexpression-and-purification-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#8
Kevin E Acero-Navarro, Mariella Jiménez-Ramírez, Miguel A Villalobos, Rocío Vargas-Martínez, Hugo V Perales-Vela, Roberto Velasco-García
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) (EC 1.1.1.363) plays an important role in the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa because it generates NADPH, an essential cofactor for several biosynthetic pathways and antioxidant enzymes. P. aeruginosa G6PDH is also a key enzyme in the metabolism of various carbon sources, such as glucose, glycerol, fructose, and mannitol. Understanding the kinetic characteristics and mechanisms that control the activity of this enzyme is crucial for future studies in this context...
October 3, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978326/tracking-of-pigment-accumulation-and-secretion-in-extractive-fermentation-of-monascus-anka-gim-3-592
#9
Gong Chen, Qi Bei, Tao Huang, Zhenqiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Monascus pigments are promising sources for food and medicine due to their natural food-coloring functions and pharmaceutical values. The innovative technology of extractive fermentation is used to promote pigment productivity, but reports of pigment trans-membrane secretion mechanism are rare. In this study, tracking of pigment accumulation and secretion in extractive fermentation of Monascus anka GIM 3.592 was investigated. RESULTS: The increased vacuole size in mycelia correlated with fluorescence intensity (r > 0...
October 4, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971372/the-effect-of-chitosan-on-the-erythrocyte-antioxidant-potential-of-lead-toxicity-induced-rats
#10
Hasan Toz, Yeter Değer
In the present study, the effects of chitosan on erythrocyte malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GR), and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) enzyme activities in lead toxicity-induced rats were investigated. Twenty-eight male Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups of control (C), lead group (Pb group), lead + chitosan group (Pb + CS group), and chitosan group (CS group). Lead groups were administered 50 mg/kg lead acetate intraperitoneally (ip) for 5 days and chitosan groups were administered 200 mg/kg chitosan for 28 days via gavage...
October 2, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888161/glyphosate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-affecting-peroxisomal-metabolism-and-triggers-activity-in-the-oxidative-phase-of-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-oxppp-involved-in-nadph-generation
#11
Larisse de Freitas-Silva, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Hayet Houmani, Luzimar Campos da Silva, José M Palma, Francisco J Corpas
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used worldwide. In susceptible plants, glyphosate affects the shikimate pathway and reduces aromatic amino acid synthesis. Using Arabidopsis seedlings grown in the presence of 20μM glyphosate, we analyzed H2O2, ascorbate, glutathione (GSH) and protein oxidation content as well as antioxidant catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and ascorbate-glutathione cycle enzyme activity. We also examined the principal NADPH-generating system components, including glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGDH), NADP-malic enzyme (NADP-ME) and NADP-isocitrate dehydrogenase (NADP-ICDH)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854748/pattern-recognition-receptor-genes-expression-profiling-in-indigenous-chickens-of-india-and-white-leghorn
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S Haunshi, Arun Kumar Burramsetty, T R Kannaki, K S Raja Ravindra, R N Chatterjee
Pattern recognition receptors (PRR) such as Toll-like receptors, NOD-like receptors, RIG-I helicase receptors, and C-type lectin receptors play a critical role in innate immunity as a first line of defense against invading pathogens through recognition of pathogen and/or damage-associated molecular patterns. Genetic makeup of birds is known to play a role in resistance or susceptibility to various infectious diseases. Therefore, the present study was carried out to elucidate the differential expression of PRR and some of the cytokine genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of indigenous chicken breeds such as Ghagus and Nicobari and an exotic chicken breed, White Leghorn (WLH)...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819168/resistance-training-regulates-gene-expression-of-molecules-associated-with-intramyocellular-lipids-glucose-signaling-and-fiber-size-in-old-rats
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Manoel Benício Teixeira Ribeiro, Vinicius Guzzoni, Jeffrey M Hord, Gisele Nunes Lopes, Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Rosângela Vieira de Andrade, Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araujo, João Luiz Q Durigan
Sarcopenia is a complex multifactorial process, some of which involves fat infiltration. Intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) accumulation is postulated to play a role on sarcopenia during aging, which is believed to be due alterations in glucose homeostasis in the skeletal muscle. Sarcopenia, along with intramuscular lipids, is associated with physical inactivity. Resistance training (RT) has been indicated to minimize the age-induced muscle skeletal adaptations. Thus, we aimed to investigate the effects of RT on mRNA levels of regulatory components related to intramyocellular lipid, glucose metabolism and fiber size in soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of aged rats...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801592/dietary-arginine-affects-the-insulin-signaling-pathway-glucose-metabolism-and-lipogenesis-in-juvenile-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala
#14
Hualiang Liang, Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Xianping Ge, Mingchun Ren, Jun Xie, Linghong Miao, Qunlan Zhou, Yan Lin, Wenjing Pan
This study evaluated the mechanisms governing insulin resistance, glucose metabolism and lipogenesis in juvenile fish fed with graded levels of dietary arginine. The results showed that, compared with the control group (0.87%), 2.31% dietary arginine level resulted in the upregulation of the relative gene expression of IRS-1, PI3K and Akt in the insulin signaling pathway, while 2.70% dietary arginine level led to inhibition of these genes. 1.62% dietary arginine level upregulated glycolysis by increasing GK mRNA level; 2...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782595/dhea-supplementation-to-dexamethasone-treated-rabbits-alleviates-oxidative-stress-in-kidney-cortex-and-attenuates-albuminuria
#15
Anna Kiersztan, Nina Trojan, Aleksandra Tempes, Paweł Nalepa, Joanna Sitek, Katarzyna Winiarska, Michał Usarek
Our recent study has shown that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) administered to rabbits partially ameliorated several dexamethasone (dexP) effects on hepatic and renal gluconeogenesis, insulin resistance and plasma lipid disorders. In the current investigation, we present the data on DHEA protective action against dexP-induced oxidative stress and albuminuria in rabbits. Four groups of adult male rabbits were used in the in vivo experiment: (1) control, (2) dexP-treated, (3) DHEA-treated and (4) both dexP- and DHEA-treated...
November 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775155/peroxisomal-plant-metabolism-an-update-on-nitric-oxide-ca-2-and-the-nadph-recycling-network
#16
REVIEW
Francisco J Corpas, Juan B Barroso
Plant peroxisomes are recognized organelles that - with their capacity to generate greater amounts of H2O2 than other subcellular compartments - have a remarkable oxidative metabolism. However, over the last 15 years, new information has shown that plant peroxisomes contain other important molecules and enzymes, including nitric oxide (NO), peroxynitrite, a NADPH-recycling system, Ca(2+) and lipid-derived signals, such as jasmonic acid (JA) and nitro-fatty acid (NO2-FA). This highlights the potential for complex interactions within the peroxisomal nitro-oxidative metabolism, which also affects the status of the cell and consequently its physiological processes...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756310/peroxyl-radical-and-photo-oxidation-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-generates-cross-links-and-functional-changes-via-oxidation-of-tyrosine-and-tryptophan-residues
#17
Fabian Leinisch, Michele Mariotti, Martin Rykaer, Camilo Lopez-Alarcon, Per Hägglund, Michael J Davies
Protein oxidation is a frequent event as a result of the high abundance of proteins in biological samples and the multiple processes that generate oxidants. The reactions that occur are complex and poorly understood, but can generate major structural and functional changes on proteins. Current data indicate that pathophysiological processes and multiple human diseases are associated with the accumulation of damaged proteins. In this study we investigated the mechanisms and consequences of exposure of the key metabolic enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) to peroxyl radicals (ROO(•)) and singlet oxygen ((1)O2), with particular emphasis on the role of Trp and Tyr residues in protein cross-linking and fragmentation...
July 26, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755490/metabolic-engineering-of-isopropyl-alcohol-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-with-13-c-metabolic-flux-analysis
#18
Nobuyuki Okahashi, Fumio Matsuda, Katsunori Yoshikawa, Tomokazu Shirai, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Mitsufumi Wada, Hiroshi Shimizu
Metabolic engineering of isopropyl alcohol (IPA)-producing Escherichia coli strains was conducted along with (13) C-metabolic flux analysis (MFA). A metabolically engineered E. coli strain expressing the adc gene derived from Clostridium acetobutylicum and the IPADH gene from C. beijerinckii did not produce IPA during its exponential growth phase in the aerobic batch culture. (13) C-MFA was carried out, and revealed a deficiency in NADPH regeneration for IPA production in growth phase. Based on these findings, we used nitrogen-starved culture conditions to reduce NADPH consumption for biomass synthesis...
December 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727044/muscle-lipid-metabolism-in-two-rabbit-lines-divergently-selected-for-intramuscular-fat
#19
M Martínez-Álvaro, S Agha, A Blasco, P Hernández
A divergent selection experiment for intramuscular fat (IMF) of LM at 9 wk of age was performed in rabbits. The objective of this work was to compare the lipid metabolism in muscles and fat tissues of the high-IMF and low-IMF lines. Lipogenic, catabolic, and lipolytic activities were studied in 2 muscles with different oxidative patterns (LM and semimembranosus proprius) and in the perirenal fat depot at 2 ages, 9 and 13 wk. In addition, adipocytes were characterized in perirenal fat. In the fifth generation, direct response to selection was 0...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713400/overexpression-of-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-gene-adbil-contributes-to-resistance-against-chilling-stress-and-leaf-mold-disease-in-tomato
#20
Shuangchen Chen, Hongjiao Zhao, Mengmeng Wang, Jidi Li, Zhonghong Wang, Fenghua Wang, Airong Liu, Golam J Ahammed
Ubiquitination is a common regulatory mechanism, playing a critical role in diverse cellular and developmental processes in eukaryotes. However, a few reports on the functional correlation between E3 ubiquitin ligases and reactive oxygen species (ROS) or reactive nitrogen species (RNS) metabolism in response to stress are currently available in plants. In the present study, the E3 ubiquitin ligase gene AdBiL (Adi3 Binding E3 Ligase) was introduced into tomato line Ailsa Craig via Agrobacterium-mediated method...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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