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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445971/stat3-regulates-glycolysis-via-targeting-hexokinase-2-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Man Li, Rui Jin, Weihua Wang, Tieying Zhang, Jiao Sang, Na Li, Qunying Han, Wenxuan Zhao, Chunyan Li, Zhengwen Liu
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and hexokinase 2 (HK2) are involved in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Deregulation of cellular energetics involving an increase in glycolysis is a characteristic of HCC. This study examined whether STAT3 regulates HCC glycolysis through the HK2 pathway in HCC cells. Human HCC cell lines HepG2 and Hep3B cells were transfected with pcDNA3.1(+)-EGFP-STAT3, STAT3 siRNA and HK2 siRNA, respectively, or treated with rapamycin, an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and the effects on STAT3 and HK2 expression and cell glycolysis were determined...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445957/peripheral-kynurenine-tryptophan-ratio-is-not-a-reliable-marker-of-systemic-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-a-lesson-drawn-from-patients-on-hemodialysis
#2
Yuanhan Chen, Zhen Xie, Chenggen Xiao, Min Zhang, Zhilian Li, Jianteng Xie, Yusheng Zhang, Xingchen Zhao, Pengfei Zeng, Liyi Mo, Xinling Liang, Wei Shi
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) has emerged as a pivotal enzyme for mediating immune tolerance. Because IDO metabolizes tryptophan into kynurenine, the plasma kynurenine/tryptophan (Kyn/Trp) ratio has been widely used as a marker of systemic IDO. Here, we evaluated the clinical value of using the plasma Kyn/Trp ratio to estimate cell-mediated immune responses to tuberculin skin testing and risk of new bacterial infection. We also compared the Kyn/Trp ratio to a novel IDO marker, the IDO median fluorescence index (MFI) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, which was determined by flow cytometry...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445900/central-and-peripheral-glucagon-reduces-hyperlipidemia-in-rats-and-hamsters
#3
Vishal Patel, Amit Joharapurkar, Samadhan Kshirsagar, Hiren M Patel, Dheerendra Pandey, Dipam Patel, Kiran Shah, Rajesh Bahekar, Gaurang B Shah, Mukul R Jain
Increased lipid levels in blood contribute to increasing the risk of diabetic complications. Glucagon exerts lipid lowering effects in diabetic state. However, the mechanism behind the lipid reduction by glucagon independent of glucose homeostasis is not well understood. We assessed the actions of glucagon on lipid modulation in blood and markers in liver in hyperlipidemic hamsters and rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats and Golden Syrian hamsters on a hyperlipidemic diet for 2 weeks were administered a single dose of glucagon by subcutaneous (SC, 150 and 300 µg/kg) or intracerebroventricular (ICV, 15 and 30 µg/animal) route...
April 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445896/total-serum-antioxidant-capacity-in-healthy-normal-weight-and-asymptomatic-overweight-adults
#4
Ana Petelin, Paola Tedeschi, Annalisa Maietti, Mihaela Jurdana, Vincenzo Brandolini, Zala Jenko Pražnikar
Obesity and overweight are major contributors to the burden of chronic disease. Both are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation and by increased production of free radicals leading to oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether overweight and fat accumulation is associated with serum total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in men and women, irrespective of nutritional habits, nutrient intakes, physical activity, smoking, and other confounders, which may be responsible for modifying the association between serum TAC and overweight/obesity measures...
April 26, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445853/cannabidiol-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-interactions-on-acute-pain-and-locomotor-activity
#5
Stevie C Britch, Jenny L Wiley, Zhihao Yu, Brian H Clowers, Rebecca M Craft
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) may potentiate or antagonize Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol's (THC) effects. The current study examined sex differences in CBD modulation of THC-induced antinociception, hypolocomotion, and metabolism. METHODS: In Experiment 1, CBD (0, 10 or 30mg/kg) was administered 15min before THC (0, 1.8, 3.2, 5.6 or 10mg/kg), and rats were tested for antinociception and locomotion 15-360min post-THC injection. In Experiments 2 and 3, CBD (30mg/kg) was administered 13h or 15min before THC (1...
April 15, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445846/a-sharp-robust-and-quantitative-method-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-measurement-of-ead-for-acute-radiation-syndrome-and-its-application
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Yiwei Zhang, Jian Li, Zhiyun Meng, Xiaoxia Zhu, Hui Gan, Ruolan Gu, Zhuona Wu, Ying Zheng, Jinbin Wei, Guifang Dou
17-Ethinyl-3,17-dihydroxyandrost-5-ene (EAD) is an agent designed for the treatment of acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Given its vital role played in the prevention and mitigation of ARS, the development of a sharp, sensitive and robust liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method to monitor the metabolism of EAD in vivo was crucial. A new method was constructed and validated for the determination of EAD with the internal standard of androst-5-ene-3β,17β-diol (5-AED). The blood samples were precipitated with methanol, centrifuged, from which the supernatant was separated on UPLC with C18 column and eluted in gradient with acetonitrile and Milli-Q water both containing 0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445839/temporal-lobe-spikes-eeg-fmri-contributions-to-the-mesial-vs-lateral-debate
#7
Satsuki Watanabe, François Dubeau, Natalja Zazubovits, Jean Gotman
OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that interictal epileptic discharges (IEDs) recorded in temporal regions on scalp EEG are unlikely to originate from mesial temporal structures. However, EEG-fMRI sometimes show mesial temporal activation. We hypothesized that BOLD activation in the temporal neocortex is weaker than in the mesial structures, reflecting the fact that propagated activity has less metabolic demand than the original discharge. METHODS: Twelve patients with epilepsy who have BOLD response in mesial temporal structures were selected from our EEG-fMRI database...
April 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445831/carotenoids-in-the-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-its-complications-a-mechanistic-review
#8
REVIEW
Ali Roohbakhsh, Gholamreza Karimi, Mehrdad Iranshahi
Carotenoids are a large class of natural antioxidants that occur in many vegetables, foods and other natural sources. To date, a large number of biological properties have been reported from carotenoids, particularly protective effects against diabetes mellitus (DM), cancer, and neurodegenerative, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. However, recent studies including clinical evidences, have shown that carotenoids play a role in the treatment of diabetes via enhancing insulin sensitivity. They are also able to protect the body from long-term consequences of diabetes including infectious diseases, nephropathy, neuronal and eye abnormalities...
April 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445830/overexpression-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-promotes-microenvironment-mediated-imatinib-resistance-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Ping Liu, Dan Ma, Zhengyu Yu, Nana Zhe, Mei Ren, Ping Wang, Meisheng Yu, Jun Huang, Qin Fang, Jishi Wang
Neoplasm cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) interact with stromal cells of the surrounding microenvironment. Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) represent the main population in CML marrow stroma, which may play a key role in disease support and progression. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a key enzyme of antioxidative metabolism that is associated with cell proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. We herein up-regulated HO-1 expression of BMSCs and evaluated whether BMSCs influenced K562 cells survival...
April 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445787/adipose-derived-stem-cells-were-impaired-in-restricting-cd4-t-cell-proliferation-and-polarization-in-type-2-diabetic-apoe-mouse
#10
Ming-Hao Liu, Ya Li, Lu Han, Yao-Yuan Zhang, Di Wang, Zhi-Hao Wang, Hui-Min Zhou, Ming Song, Yi-Hui Li, Meng-Xiong Tang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis (AS) is the most common and serious complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is accelerated via chronic systemic inflammation rather than hyperglycemia. Adipose tissue is the major source of systemic inflammation in abnormal metabolic state. Pro-inflammatory CD4(+)T cells play pivotal role in promoting adipose inflammation. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for fat regeneration have potent ability of immunosuppression and restricting CD4(+)T cells as well...
April 23, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445717/hepatic-elovl6-mrna-is-regulated-by-the-gga-mir-22-3p-in-egg-laying-hen
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Zheng Ma, Hong Li, Hang Zheng, Keren Jiang, Fengbin Yan, Yadong Tian, Xiangtao Kang, Yanbin Wang, Xiaojun Liu
The elongation of very long chain fatty acids protein 6 (ELOVL6) encodes a fatty acid elongase that is responsible for the final step in endogenous saturated fatty acid synthesis and involves in de novo lipogenesis. Though the regulatory mechanism of ELOVL6 expression has been studied extensively, little is known about the role of miRNA in regulating ELOVL6 gene expression in chicken until now. To investigate the regulatory mechanism of miRNA on the expression of ELOVL6 gene, bioinformatics analysis was employed to predict the potential miRNAs that binding with the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of ELOVL6...
April 23, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445710/stereoselective-preparation-of-quaternary-2-vinyl-sphingosines-and-ceramides-and-their-effect-on-basal-sphingolipid-metabolism
#12
Raquel Calderón, Nerea Mercadal, José Luis Abad, Xavier Ariza, Antonio Delgado, Jordi Garcia, Aleix Rodríguez, Gemma Fabriàs
The dicyclohexylborane-mediated addition of allene 1 to (E)-2-tridecenal affords a quaternary protected 2-amino-2-vinyl-1,3-diol in good yield as a single diastereomer. This compound is readily transformed into the four stereoisomers of the quaternary (E)-2-vinyl analogs of sphingosine. The metabolic fate and the effect of these compounds on the basal sphingolipid metabolism in human A549 lung adenocarcinoma cells has been studied, together with the ceramide analog of the most relevant vinylsphingosine derivative...
April 23, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445616/extract-of-syzygium-aromaticum-suppress-eef1a-protein-expression-and-fungal-growth
#13
Yihe Wang, Yiran Ding, Shunhe Wang, Haiqin Chen, Zhang Hao, Wei Chen, Zhennan Gu, Yong Q Chen
AIMS: Clove extract has therapeutic potential as an antifungal drug, yet the mechanism of action remain ambiguous. Current study aimed to address the molecular process of the antifungal activity exerted by clove extract. METHODS AND RESULTS: The antifungal assays results showed that clove extract had some effects on all of the tested yeast. Propidium iodide staining assay showed cell membrane damage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae after treatment of clove extract for 30 h...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445615/status-epilepticus-in-dogs-and-cats-part-1-etiopathogenesis-epidemiology-and-diagnosis
#14
Susan Blades Golubovic, John H Rossmeisl
OBJECTIVE: To review current knowledge of the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and consequences of status epilepticus (SE) in veterinary patients. DATA SOURCES: Human and veterinary literature, including clinical and laboratory research and reviews. ETIOPATHOGENESIS: Status epilepticus is a common emergency in dogs and cats, and may be the first manifestation of a seizure disorder. It results from the failure of termination of an isolated seizure...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445599/growth-engineering-of-synechococcus-elongatus-pcc-7942-for-mixotrophy-under-natural-light-conditions-for-improved-feedstock-production
#15
Aditya Sarnaik, Reena Pandit, Arvind Lali
Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 has been widely explored as cyanobacterial cell factory through genetic modifications for production of various value-added compounds. However, successful industrial scale-ups have not been reported for the system predominantly due to its obligate photoautotrophic metabolism and use of artificial light in photobioreactors. Hence, engineering the organism to perform mixotrophy under natural light could serve as an effective solution. Thus, we applied a genetically engineered strain of Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 expressing heterologous hexose transporter gene (galP) to perform mixotrophy under natural light in a temperature controlled environmental chamber (EC)...
April 26, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445552/correction-should-all-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-be-screened-for-metabolic-parameters-a-hospital-based-observational-study
#16
Hui Li, Lin Li, Jian Gu, Yu Li, Xiaoli Chen, Dongzi Yang
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445526/biosynthesis-of-the-oxygenated-diterpene-nezukol-in-the-medicinal-plant-isodon-rubescens-is-catalyzed-by-a-pair-of-diterpene-synthases
#17
Kyle A Pelot, David M Hagelthorn, J Bennett Addison, Philipp Zerbe
Plants produce an immense diversity of natural products (i.e. secondary or specialized metabolites) that offer a rich source of known and potentially new pharmaceuticals and other desirable bioproducts. The Traditional Chinese Medicinal plant Isodon rubescens (Lamiaceae) contains an array of bioactive labdane-related diterpenoid natural products. Of these, the ent-kauranoid oridonin is the most prominent specialized metabolite that has been extensively studied for its potent antimicrobial and anticancer efficacy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445522/revealing-phenotype-associated-functional-differences-by-genome-wide-scan-of-ancient-haplotype-blocks
#18
Ritsuko Onuki, Rui Yamaguchi, Tetsuo Shibuya, Minoru Kanehisa, Susumu Goto
Genome-wide scans for positive selection have become important for genomic medicine, and many studies aim to find genomic regions affected by positive selection that are associated with risk allele variations among populations. Most such studies are designed to detect recent positive selection. However, we hypothesize that ancient positive selection is also important for adaptation to pathogens, and has affected current immune-mediated common diseases. Based on this hypothesis, we developed a novel linkage disequilibrium-based pipeline, which aims to detect regions associated with ancient positive selection across populations from single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445520/serum-irisin-levels-correlated-to-peritoneal-dialysis-adequacy-in-nondiabetic-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#19
Zhijun Tan, Zengchun Ye, Jun Zhang, Yanru Chen, Cailian Cheng, Cheng Wang, Xun Liu, Tanqi Lou, Hui Peng
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a recently discovered myokine thought to be involved in multiple metabolism abnormalities in most dialysis patients. However, the myokine has not been thoroughly studied in peritoneal dialysis. This study aimed to evaluate serum irisin levels and establish their relation to dialysis adequacy, insulin resistance, and bone metabolism status in patients on peritoneal dialysis. METHODS: A total of 59 nondiabetic prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients and 52 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445510/whole-genome-re-sequencing-to-identify-suppressor-mutations-of-mutant-and-foreign-escherichia-coli-ftsz
#20
Kiani A J Arkus Gardner, Masaki Osawa, Harold P Erickson
FtsZ is an essential protein for bacterial cell division, where it forms the cytoskeletal scaffold and may generate the constriction force. We have found previously that some mutant and foreign FtsZ that do not complement an ftsZ null can function for cell division in E. coli upon acquisition of a suppressor mutation somewhere in the genome. We have now identified, via whole genome re-sequencing, single nucleotide polymorphisms in 11 different suppressor strains. Most of the mutations are in genes of various metabolic pathways, which may modulate cell division indirectly...
2017: PloS One
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