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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107189/docosahexaenoic-acid-and-disulfiram-act-in-concert-to-kill-cancer-cells-a-mutual-enhancement-of-their-anticancer-actions
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Yang Jiao, Bethany N Hannafon, Roy R Zhang, Kar-Ming Fung, Wei-Qun Ding
We previously reported a synergistic anticancer action of clioquinol and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in human cancer cells. However, clioquinol has been banned from the clinic due to its neurotoxicity. This study identified disulfiram (DSF) as a substitute compound to clioquinol, acting in concert with DHA to more effectively kill cancer cells and suppress tumor growth. Treatment with DSF and DHA induced greater apoptotic cell death and suppression of tumor growth in vitro and in vivo, as compared to DSF and DHA used alone...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106681/using-simulation-to-model-improvements-in-pediatric-bed-placement-in-an-acute-care-hospital
#2
Judith Lambton, Theresa Roeder, Robert Saltzman, Lila Param, Roxanne Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to use an interdisciplinary approach to analyze strategies through simulation technology for improving patient flow in a pediatric hospital. BACKGROUND: Various statistics have been offered on the number of children admitted annually to hospitals. For administrators, particularly in smaller systems, the financial burden of equipping and staffing pediatric units often outweighs the moral desire to maintain a pediatric unit as a viable option for patients and pediatricians...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106097/lancl-proteins-are-not-involved-in-lanthionine-synthesis-in-mammals
#3
Chang He, Min Zeng, Debapriya Dutta, Tong Hee Koh, Jie Chen, Wilfred A van der Donk
LanC-like (LanCL) proteins are mammalian homologs of bacterial LanC enzymes, which catalyze the addition of the thiol of Cys to dehydrated Ser residues during the biosynthesis of lanthipeptides, a class of natural products formed by post-translational modification of precursor peptides. The functions of LanCL proteins are currently unclear. A recent proposal suggested that LanCL1 catalyzes the addition of the Cys of glutathione to protein- or peptide-bound dehydroalanine (Dha) to form lanthionine, analogous to the reaction catalyzed by LanC in bacteria...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105176/dihydroartemisinin-transiently-activates-the-jnk-sapk-signaling-pathway-in-endothelial-cells
#4
Fengyun Dong, Ju Han, Guoxian Jing, Xiaocui Chen, Suhua Yan, Longtao Yue, Zhiqun Cao, Xiaochun Liu, Guozhao Ma, Ju Liu
Artemisinin and its derivatives are well-known anti-malaria drugs and in the early stages of research for cancer treatment. Dihydroartemisinin (DHA), a more water-soluble derivative of artemisinin, has demonstrated strong anti-angiogenic activity. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of the effect of DHA on angiogenesis. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) treated with DHA were examined for apoptosis and activation of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway, one of the major mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104914/docosahexaenoic-acid-mediated-protein-aggregates-may-reduce-proteasome-activity-and-delay-myotube-degradation-during-muscle-atrophy-in-vitro
#5
Seung Kyun Shin, Ji Hyeon Kim, Jung Hoon Lee, Young Hoon Son, Min Wook Lee, Hak Joong Kim, Sue Ah Noh, Kwang Pyo Kim, In-Gyu Kim, Min Jae Lee
Proteasomes are the primary degradation machinery for oxidatively damaged proteins that compose a class of misfolded protein substrates. Cellular levels of reactive oxygen species increase with age and this cellular propensity is particularly harmful when combined with the age-associated development of various human disorders including cancer, neurodegenerative disease and muscle atrophy. Proteasome activity is reportedly downregulated in these disease conditions. Herein, we report that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a major dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, mediates intermolecular protein cross-linkages through oxidation, and the resulting protein aggregates potently reduce proteasomal activity both in vitro and in cultured cells...
January 20, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103941/involvement-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-physiological-response-to-transient-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-and-reperfusion
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Marina Quartu, Laura Poddighe, Tiziana Melis, Maria Pina Serra, Marianna Boi, Sara Lisai, Gianfranca Carta, Elisabetta Murru, Laura Muredda, Maria Collu, Sebastiano Banni
BACKGROUND: The transient global cerebral hypoperfusion/reperfusion achieved by induction of Bilateral Common Carotid Artery Occlusion followed by Reperfusion (BCCAO/R) may trigger a physiological response in an attempt to preserve tissue and function integrity. There are several candidate molecules among which the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and/or peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-alpha) may play a role in modulating oxidative stress and inflammation. The aims of the present study are to evaluate whether the ECS, the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and PPAR-alpha are involved during BCCAO/R in rat brain, and to identify possible markers of the ongoing BCCAO/R-induced challenge in plasma...
January 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101948/influence-of-the-marine-feeding-area-on-the-muscle-and-egg-fatty-acid-composition-of-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-spawners-estimated-from-the-scale-stable-isotopes
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J Torniainen, M J Kainz, R I Jones, M Keinänen, P J Vuorinen, M Kiljunen
Fatty acids in muscle tissue and eggs of female Atlantic salmon Salmo salar spawners were analysed to evaluate the dietary quality of their final feeding areas in the Baltic Sea. The final likely feeding area was identified by comparing stable carbon and nitrogen isotope composition of the outermost growth region (final annulus) of scales of returned S. salar with that of reference S. salar caught from different feeding areas. Some overlap of stable-isotope reference values among the three areas, in addition to prespawning fasting, decreased the ability of muscle tri-acylglycerols to discriminate the final likely feeding area and the area's dietary quality...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100887/production-of-a-health-beneficial-food-emulsifier-by-enzymatic-partial-hydrolysis-of-phospholipids-obtained-from-the-head-of-autumn-chum-salmon
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A K M Azad Shah, Toshihiro Nagao, Hideyuki Kurihara, Koretaro Takahashi
Phospholipids and their partial hydrolysates, namely lysophospholipids (LPLs), have been widely used in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products as highly efficient emulsifiers. This study was conducted to produce docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-esterified LPLs by enzymatic modification of phospholipids obtained from the head of autumn chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta). The emulsifying properties of the obtained LPLs were also evaluated. Two different types of substrates of salmon head phospholipids were prepared via silica gel and cold acetone precipitation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098048/folate-and-vitamin-b12-concentrations-are-associated-with-plasma-dha-and-epa-fatty-acids-in-european-adolescents-the-healthy-lifestyle-in-europe-by-nutrition-in-adolescence-helena-study
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I Iglesia, I Huybrechts, M González-Gross, T Mouratidou, J Santabárbara, V Chajès, E M González-Gil, J Y Park, S Bel-Serrat, M Cuenca-García, M Castillo, M Kersting, K Widhalm, S De Henauw, M Sjöström, F Gottrand, D Molnár, Y Manios, A Kafatos, M Ferrari, P Stehle, A Marcos, F J Sánchez-Muniz, L A Moreno
This study aimed to examine the association between vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12 biomarkers and plasma fatty acids in European adolescents. A subsample from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study with valid data on B-vitamins and fatty acid blood parameters, and all the other covariates used in the analyses such as BMI, Diet Quality Index, education of the mother and physical activity assessed by a questionnaire, was selected resulting in 674 cases (43 % males). B-vitamin biomarkers were measured by chromatography and immunoassay and fatty acids by enzymatic analyses...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095563/defining-the-absorption-spectrum-of-the-skin-after-application-of-a-popular-sunless-tanner-dihydroxyacetone-using-re-ectance-photospectrometry
#10
Michael S Graves, Amanda A Lloyd, E Victor Ross
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a popular ingredient in sunless tanner and lotions. We sought to measure the absorption spectrum of hu- man skin after application of DHA. A male in his 30's applied DHA to one underarm once daily for seven days. Re ectance spectropho- tometry was performed on the treated and untreated side. The area treated with DHA revealed increased absorption in the 400-700 nm range. Compared to normal skin, the absorption spectrum of human skin after application of DHA is altered from 400-700 nm...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095338/docosahexaenoic-acid-attenuates-lps-stimulated-inflammatory-response-by-regulating-the-ppar%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-primary-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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REVIEW
Xuexiu He, Weijian Liu, Mingyu Shi, Zhengtao Yang, Xichen Zhang, Pengtao Gong
BACKGROUND: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a major dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) in fish oil, and has been reported to possess a number of biological properties, such as anti-inflammatory, antitumor and immune-regulatory properties. However, whether DHA exert anti-inflammatory effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mastitis remains unclear. In this study, we investigate the effect and underlying mechanisms of the effects of DHA on LPS-stimulated primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMEC)...
January 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095320/lethal-dysregulation-of-energy-metabolism-during-embryonic-vitamin-e-deficiency
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Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Hye-Kyeong Kim, Gerd Bobe, J Frederik Stevens, Enrique Cadenas, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
Vitamin E (α-tocopherol, VitE) was discovered in 1922 for its role in preventing embryonic mortality. We investigated the underlying mechanisms causing lethality using targeted metabolomics analyses of zebrafish VitE-deficient embryos over five days of development, which coincided with their increased morbidity and mortality. VitE deficiency resulted in peroxidation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), depleting DHA-containing phospholipids, especially phosphatidylcholine, which also caused choline depletion. This increased lipid peroxidation also increased NADPH oxidation, which depleted glucose by shunting it to the pentose phosphate pathway...
January 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094560/systemic-metabolite-changes-in-wild-type-c57bl-6-mice-fed-black-raspberries
#13
Pan Pan, Chad W Skaer, Hsin-Tzu Wang, Michael A Kreiser, Steven M Stirdivant, Kiyoko Oshima, Yi-Wen Huang, Matthew R Young, Li-Shu Wang
INTRODUCTION: Freeze-dried black raspberries (BRBs) elicit chemopreventive effects against colorectal cancer in humans and in rodents. The objective of this study was to investigate potential BRB-caused metabolite changes using wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: WT mice were fed either control diet or control diet supplemented with 5% BRBs for 8 wk. A nontargeted metabolomic analysis was conducted on colonic mucosa, liver, and fecal specimens collected from both diet groups...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089858/glucose-amino-acids-and-fatty-acids-directly-regulate-ghrelin-and-nucb2-nesfatin-1-in-the-intestine-and-hepatopancreas-of-goldfish-carassius-auratus-in-vitro
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Juan Ignacio Bertucci, Ayelén Melisa Blanco, Luis Fabián Canosa, Suraj Unniappan
Ghrelin and nesfatin-1 are two peptidyl hormones primarily involved in food intake regulation. We previously reported that the amount of dietary carbohydrates, protein and lipids modulates the expression of these peptides in goldfish in vivo. In the present work, we aimed to characterize the effects of single nutrients on ghrelin and nesfatin-1 in the intestine and hepatopancreas. First, immunolocalization of ghrelin and NUCB2/nesfatin-1 in goldfish hepatopancreas cells was studied by immunohistochemistry. Second, the effects of 2 and 4h-long exposures of cultured intestine and hepatopancreas sections to glucose, L-tryptophan, oleic acid, linolenic acid (LNA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on ghrelin and nesfatin-1 gene and protein expression were studied...
January 13, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089169/the-role-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-n-3pufas-in-affective-disorders
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REVIEW
Valentina Ciappolino, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Carlo Agostoni, Alessandra Mazzocchi, Alfredo Carlo Altamura, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Among emerging treatments for depressive disorders several studies suggested that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFAs) supplementation can be used. However, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) differ in terms of biochemistry, metabolism and therapeutic effects. Therefore, a clear picture of their specific and different role on affective disorders has not yet emerged. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of n-3PUFAs on affective disorders including major depression, bipolar disorder and perinatal depression...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088639/docosahexaenoic-acid-loaded-lipid-nanoparticles-with-bactericidal-activity-against-helicobacter-pylori
#16
Catarina Leal Seabra, Cláudia Nunes, Maria Gomez-Lazaro, Marta Correia, José Carlos Machado, Inês C Gonçalves, Celso A Reis, Salette Reis, M Cristina L Martins
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid present in fish oil, has been described as a promising molecule to the treatment of Helicobacter pylori gastric infection. However, due to its highly unsaturated structure, DHA can be easily oxidized loosing part of its bioactivity. This work aims the nanoencapsulation of DHA to improve its bactericidal efficacy against H. pylori. DHA was loaded into nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) produced by hot homogenization and ultrasonication using a blend of lipids (Precirol ATO5(®), Miglyol-812(®)) and a surfactant (Tween 60(®))...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088293/the-essentiality-of-arachidonic-acid-in-addition-to-docosahexaenoic-acid-for-brain-growth-and-function
#17
Akiko Harauma, Hidemi Yasuda, Erisa Hatanaka, Manabu T Nakamura, Norman Salem, Toru Moriguchi
The essentiality of arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for growth and brain function using delta-6-desaturase knockout (D6D-KO) mice and a novel artificial rearing method was investigated. Newborn male wild type (WT) and homozygous D6D-KO pups were separated from their dams within 48h and fed artificial milk containing α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid (Cont), or supplemented with ARA, DHA or both (ARA+DHA). After weaning, each group was fed diets similar to artificial milk in fatty acid composition for 7 weeks...
January 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088291/bcfa-suppresses-lps-induced-il-8-mrna-expression-in-human-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#18
Y Yan, Z Wang, J Greenwald, K S D Kothapalli, H G Park, R Liu, E Mendralla, P Lawrence, X Wang, J T Brenna
Branched chain fatty acids (BCFA) are components of common food fats and are major constituents of the normal term human newborn GI tract. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been suggested to reduce the risk and development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD); however, little is known about the influence of BCFA on inflammation. We investigated the effect of BCFA on interleukin (IL)-8 and NF-κB production in a human intestinal epithelial cell line (Caco-2). Cells were pre-treated with specific BCFA, or DHA, or EPA, and then activated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
January 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087910/-progress-on-anti-tumor-molecular-mechanisms-of-dihydroartemisinin
#19
Peng Cao, Dongjin Leng, Ying Li, Ziwei Zhang, Lei Liu, Xiaoyan Li
Artemisinin is an anti-malarial drug with poor water solubility and oral absorption; so a variety of derivatives based on the parent nucleus have been developed. Compared with artemisinin, dihydroartemisinin (DHA) has a stronger anti-malaria activity, and has the advantages of high metabolic rate and better water solubility. Recent studies have discovered that DHA has a good inhibitory effect on tumor cells, which is closely related to the peroxide bridge in its molecular structure. Since tumor cells need more Fe(3+) than normal cells, there are a large number of transferrin receptors on the tumor cell membrane...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087294/bioactive-metabolites-of-docosahexaenoic-acid
#20
REVIEW
Ondrej Kuda
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid that is recognized as a beneficial dietary constituent and as a source of the anti-inflammatory specialized proresolving mediators (SPM): resolvins, protectins and maresins. Apart from SPMs, other metabolites of DHA also exert potent biological effects. This article summarizes current knowledge on the metabolic pathways involved in generation of DHA metabolites. Over 70 biologically active metabolites have been described, but are often discussed separately within specific research areas...
January 10, 2017: Biochimie
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