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#1
Rosalia Paterno, Hannah Metheny, Akiva S Cohen
The relation between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and memory dysfunction is well established, yet imprecise. Here, we investigate whether mild TBI causes a specific deficit in spatial episodic memory. Fifty-eight (29 TBI, 29 Sham) mice were run in a spatial recognition task. To determine which phase of memory might be affected in our task, we assessed rodent performance at three different delay times (3 min, 1 hour, and 24 hours). We found that sham and TBI mice performed equally well at 3 minutes, but TBI mice had significantly impaired spatial recognition memory after a delay time of one hour...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764289/divergent-induction-of-branched-chain-aminotransferases-and-phosphorylation-of-branched-chain-keto-acid-dehydrogenase-is-a-potential-mechanism-coupling-bcka-mediated-astrocyte-activation-to-bcaa-depletion-mediated-cognitive-deficit-after-tbi
#2
Guoqiang Xing, Ming Ren, Ajay Verma
Deficient branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are implicated in cognitive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The mechanism remains unknown. BCAAs are catabolized by neuron-specific cytosolic and astrocyte-specific mitochondrial branched chain aminotransferases (BCATc, BCATm) to generate glutamate and branched-chain keto-acids (BCKAs) that are metabolized via the mitochondrial branched-chain-keto-acid dehydrogenase (BCKD) whose activity is regulated by its phosphorylation state. BCKD phosphorylation by BCKD kinase (BCKDK) inactivates BCKD and cause neuro-cognitive dysfunction, whereas de-phosphorylation by specific phosphatase restores BCKD activity...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762522/dietary-pattern-and-plasma-bcaa-variations-in-healthy-men-and-women-results-from-the-karmen-study
#3
Benedikt Merz, Lara Frommherz, Manuela J Rist, Sabine E Kulling, Achim Bub, Bernhard Watzl
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) in plasma are discussed as risk factors for the onset of several diseases. Information about the contribution of the overall diet to plasma BCAA concentrations is controversial. Our objective was to investigate which dietary pattern is associated with plasma BCAA concentrations and whether other additional nutrients besides BCAA further characterize this dietary pattern. Based on the cross-sectional KarMeN study, fasting plasma amino acid (AA) concentrations, as well as current and habitual dietary intake were assessed in 298 healthy individuals...
May 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757056/whey-protein-augments-leucinemia-and-post-exercise-p70s6k1-activity-compared-to-a-hydrolysed-collagen-blend-when-in-recovery-from-training-with-low-carbohydrate-availability
#4
Samuel G Impey, Kelly M Hammond, Robert Naughton, Carl Langan-Evans, Sam O Shepherd, Adam P Sharples, Jessica Cegielski, Kenneth Smith, Stewart Jeromson, D Lee Hamilton, Graeme L Close, James P Morton
We examined the effects of whey versus collagen protein on skeletal muscle cell signalling responses associated with mitochondrial biogenesis and protein synthesis in recovery from an acute training session completed with low carbohydrate (CHO) availability. In a repeated measures design (after adhering to a 36-h exercise-dietary intervention to standardise pre-exercise muscle glycogen), eight males completed a 75-min non-exhaustive cycling protocol and consumed 22 g of a hydrolysed collagen blend (COLLAGEN) or whey (WHEY) protein 45 min prior to exercise, 22 g during exercise and 22 g immediately post-exercise...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755574/branched-chain-amino-acids-in-health-and-disease-metabolism-alterations-in-blood-plasma-and-as-supplements
#5
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Milan Holeček
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs; valine, leucine, and isoleucine) are essential amino acids with protein anabolic properties, which have been studied in a number of muscle wasting disorders for more than 50 years. However, until today, there is no consensus regarding their therapeutic effectiveness. In the article is demonstrated that the crucial roles in BCAA metabolism play: (i) skeletal muscle as the initial site of BCAA catabolism accompanied with the release of alanine and glutamine to the blood; (ii) activity of branched-chain keto acid dehydrogenase (BCKD); and (iii) amination of branched-chain keto acids (BCKAs) to BCAAs...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752915/increase-in-insulin-secretion-and-decrease-in-muscle-degradation-by-fat-free-milk-intake-are-attenuated-by-physical-exercise
#6
Tetsuo Yamada, Masami Matsuzaki, Akira Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Protein intake, particularly branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), and exercise have opposing actions on insulin secretion, but the same action on protein anabolism. We examined the effects of BCAA-rich fat-free milk intake and/or exercise on levels of insulin secretion and indices related to muscle protein metabolism in order to assess the potency of dietary and exercise therapies against metabolic and locomotive disorders. METHODS: Eight adult female volunteers participated in all four 24 h experiments; control diet intake with or without exercise, and fat-free milk-containing diet intake with or without exercise...
May 9, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746639/branched-chain-amino-acids-are-the-primary-limiting-amino-acids-in-the-diets-of-endurance-trained-men-after-a-bout-of-prolonged-exercise
#7
Hiroyuki Kato, Katsuya Suzuki, Makoto Bannai, Daniel R Moore
Background: The indicator amino acid oxidation (IAAO) method estimates the protein intake required to maximize whole-body protein synthesis and identify the daily protein requirement in a variety of populations. However, it is unclear whether the greater requirements for endurance athletes previously determined by the IAAO reflect an increased demand for all or only some amino acids. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the primary rate-limiting amino acids in endurance-trained athletes after prolonged exercise, by measuring the oxidation of ingested [1-13C]phenylalanine in response to variable amino acid intake...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742810/metabolic-reconstructions-identify-plant-3-methylglutaconyl-coa-hydratase-that-is-crucial-for-branched-chain-amino-acid-catabolism-in-mitochondria
#8
Scott Latimer, Yubing Li, Thuong T H Nguyen, Eric Soubeyrand, Abdelhak Fatihi, Christian G Elowsky, Anna Block, Eran Pichersky, Gilles J Basset
The proteinogenic branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine and valine are essential nutrients for mammals. In plants, BCAAs double as alternative energy sources when carbohydrates become limiting, the catabolism of BCAAs providing electrons to the respiratory chain and intermediates to the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Yet, the actual architecture of the degradation pathways of BCAAs is not well understood. In this study, gene network modeling in Arabidopsis and rice, and plant-prokaryote comparative genomics detected candidates for 3-methylglutaconyl-CoA hydratase (4...
May 9, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740775/evaluation-of-plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-in-patients-with-maple-syrup-urine-disease
#9
Giselli Scaini, Tássia Tonon, Carolina F Moura de Souza, Patricia F Schuck, Gustavo C Ferreira, João Quevedo, João Seda Neto, Tatiana Amorim, Jose S Camelo, Ana Vitoria Barban Margutti, Rafael Hencke Tresbach, Fernanda Sperb-Ludwig, Raquel Boy, Paula F V de Medeiros, Ida Vanessa D Schwartz, Emilio Luiz Streck
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder that affects branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) catabolism and is associated with acute and chronic brain dysfunction. Recent studies have shown that inflammation may be involved in the neuropathology of MSUD. However, these studies have mainly focused on single or small subsets of proteins or molecules. Here we performed a case-control study, including 12 treated-MSUD patients, in order to investigate the plasmatic biomarkers of inflammation, to help to establish a possible relationship between these biomarkers and the disease...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735415/interventions-targeting-glucocorticoid-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-15-branched-chain-amino-acid-signaling-improve-disease-phenotypes-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy-mice
#10
Lisa M Walter, Marc-Olivier Deguise, Katharina E Meijboom, Corinne A Betts, Nina Ahlskog, Tirsa L E van Westering, Gareth Hazell, Emily McFall, Anna Kordala, Suzan M Hammond, Frank Abendroth, Lyndsay M Murray, Hannah K Shorrock, Domenick A Prosdocimo, Saptarsi M Haldar, Mukesh K Jain, Thomas H Gillingwater, Peter Claus, Rashmi Kothary, Matthew J A Wood, Melissa Bowerman
The circadian glucocorticoid-Krüppel-like factor 15-branched-chain amino acid (GC-KLF15-BCAA) signaling pathway is a key regulatory axis in muscle, whose imbalance has wide-reaching effects on metabolic homeostasis. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disorder also characterized by intrinsic muscle pathologies, metabolic abnormalities and disrupted sleep patterns, which can influence or be influenced by circadian regulatory networks that control behavioral and metabolic rhythms. We therefore set out to investigate the contribution of the GC-KLF15-BCAA pathway in SMA pathophysiology of Taiwanese Smn-/- ;SMN2 and Smn2B/- mouse models...
May 4, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731182/effect-of-probiotic-and-prebiotic-vs-placebo-on-psychological-outcomes-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Asma Kazemi, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Kamal Azam, Mohammad Hadi Eskandari, Kurosh Djafarian
BACKGROUND: Disturbance in the equilibrium of the gut microbiota has been involved in the pathophysiology of depression. Probiotics have the potential to healthfully modulate the gut microbiome. Prebiotics could also be effective by stimulation of growth of some bacterial species in the gut microbiota. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this double blind clinical trial, was to compare the effect of supplementation with the probiotic and prebiotic on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) score as a primary outcome as well as the kynurenine/tryptophan ratio and tryptophan/branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) ratio as secondary outcomes in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728917/short-and-long-term-effects-of-leucine-and-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-of-a-protein-and-energy-reduced-diet-on-muscle-protein-metabolism-in-neonatal-pigs
#12
Rodrigo Manjarín, Daniel A Columbus, Jessica Solis, Adriana D Hernandez-García, Agus Suryawan, Hanh V Nguyen, Molly M McGuckin, Rafael T Jimenez, Marta L Fiorotto, Teresa A Davis
The objective of this study was to determine if enteral leucine or branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation increases muscle protein synthesis in neonates who consume less than their protein and energy requirements, and whether this increase is mediated via the upregulation of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway or the decrease in muscle protein degradation signaling. Neonatal pigs were fed milk replacement diets containing reduced energy and protein (R), R supplemented with BCAA (RBCAA), R supplemented with leucine (RL), or complete protein and energy (CON) at 4-h intervals for 9 (n = 24) or 21 days (n = 22)...
May 4, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719258/ppm1k-regulates-hematopoiesis-and-leukemogenesis-through-cdc20-mediated-ubiquitination-of-meis1-and-p21
#13
Xiaoye Liu, Feifei Zhang, Yaping Zhang, Xie Li, Chiqi Chen, Meiyi Zhou, Zhuo Yu, Yunxia Liu, Yuzheng Zhao, Xiaoxin Hao, Yabin Tang, Liang Zhu, Ligen Liu, Li Xie, Hao Gu, Hongfang Shao, Fangzhen Xia, Chunrong Yin, Minfang Tao, Jingjing Xie, Cheng Cheng Zhang, Yi Yang, Haipeng Sun, Guo-Qiang Chen, Junke Zheng
In addition to acting as building blocks for biosynthesis, amino acids might serve as signaling regulators in various physiological and pathological processes. However, it remains unknown whether amino acid levels affect the activities of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). By using a genetically encoded fluorescent sensor of the intracellular levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), we could monitor the dynamics of BCAA metabolism in HSCs. A mitochondrial-targeted 2C-type Ser/Thr protein phosphatase (PPM1K) promotes the catabolism of BCAAs to maintain MEIS1 and p21 levels by decreasing the ubiquitination-mediated degradation controlled by the E3 ubiquitin ligase CDC20...
May 1, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718430/post-ruminal-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-and-intravenous-lipopolysaccharide-infusion-alters-blood-metabolites-rumen-fermentation-and-nitrogen-balance-of-beef-steers
#14
C A Löest, G G Gilliam, J W Waggoner, J L Turner
Steers exposed to an endotoxin may require additional branched-chain AA (BCAA) to support an increase in synthesis of immune proteins. This study evaluated effects of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and BCAA supplementation on blood metabolites and N balance of 20 ruminally-cannulated steers (177 ± 4.2 kg BW). The experiment was a randomized block design, with 14-d adaptation to metabolism stalls and diet (DM fed = 1.5% BW) and 6-d collection. Treatments were a 2 × 2 factorial of LPS (0 vs 1.0 to 1.5 μg/kg BW; -LPS vs +LPS) and BCAA (0 vs 35 g/d; -BCAA vs +BCAA)...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706852/associations-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-with-parameters-of-energy-balance-and-survival-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-results-from-the-colocare-study
#15
Mahmoud Delphan, Tengda Lin, David B Liesenfeld, Johanna Nattenmüller, Jürgen T Böhm, Biljana Gigic, Nina Habermann, Lin Zielske, Petra Schrotz-King, Martin Schneider, Alexis Ulrich, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Cornelia M Ulrich, Jennifer Ose
Background: Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been previously linked to survival in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. It is unclear whether BCAAs are prognostic biomarkers or surrogate markers for energy balance. Objectives: We aimed to determine correlations of BCAAs with markers of energy balance over time and to investigate prognostic significance of BCAAs in CRC. Methods: We used urinary samples from newly diagnosed CRC patients [n=163; (stage I - IV)] from the ColoCare study in Heidelberg, Germany, collected at surgery (n=163), 6 (n=83) and 12 months follow-up (n=54)...
March 2018: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705267/branched-chain-amino-acid-depletion-conditions-bone-marrow-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-avoiding-amino-acid-imbalance-associated-toxicity
#16
Adam C Wilkinson, Maiko Morita, Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Satoshi Yamazaki
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are used clinically in bone marrow transplantation due to their unique ability to reform the entire hematopoietic system. We recently reported that HSCs are highly sensitive to valine, one of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) along with isoleucine and leucine. Dietary depletion of valine could even be used as a conditioning regimen for HSC transplantation. Here, we report that HSCs are highly sensitive to the balance of BCAAs, with both proliferation and survival reduced by BCAA imbalance...
April 26, 2018: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664677/silac-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-the-livers-of-spontaneous-obese-and-diabetic-rhesus-monkeys
#17
Junlong Wang, Shimeng Xu, Jing Gao, Linqiang Zhang, Zhiguo Zhang, Wenhui Yang, Yunhai Li, Shasha Liao, Hu Zhou, Pingsheng Liu, Bin Liang
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a severely metabolic disorder that affects above 10% worldwide population. Obesity is a major cause of insulin resistance and contributes to the development of T2DM. Liver is an essential metabolic organ that plays crucial roles in the pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes. However, the underlying mechanisms of liver in the transition of obesity to diabetes are not fully understood. Nonhuman primate (NHP) rhesus monkey is an appropriate animal for research of human diseases...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663011/plasma-branched-chain-aromatic-amino-acids-enriched-mediterranean-diet-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-case-cohort-study-within-the-predimed-trial
#18
Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Estefanía Toledo, Clary B Clish, Cristina Razquin, Liming Liang, Dong D Wang, Dolores Corella, Ramón Estruch, Álvaro Hernáez, Edward Yu, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Yan Zheng, Fernando Arós, Dora Romaguera, Courtney Dennis, Emilio Ros, José Lapetra, Lluis Serra-Majem, Christopher Papandreou, Olga Portoles, Montserrat Fitó, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Frank B Hu, Miguel A Martínez-González
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and aromatic amino acids (AAAs) are associated with type 2 diabetes. However, repeated measurements of BCAA/AAA and their interactions with dietary interventions have not been evaluated. We investigated the associations between baseline and changes at 1 year in BCAA/AAA with type 2 diabetes in the context of a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) trial. METHODS: We included 251 participants with incident type 2 diabetes and a random sample of 694 participants (641 participants without type 2 diabetes and 53 overlapping cases) in a case-cohort study nested within the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) trial...
April 16, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625864/dietary-intakes-of-branched-chained-amino-acid-and-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-in-adults-the-harbin-cohort-study-on-diet-nutrition-and-chronic-non-communicable-diseases-study
#19
Akinkunmi Paul Okekunle, Xiaoyan Wu, Wei Duan, Rennan Feng, Ying Li, Changhao Sun
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) intakes and risk for type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Dietary intakes were assessed in 1,804 people with type 2 diabetes and 7,020 controls with information on nutrient intakes, including BCAAs derived from Chinese food composition tables. Principal component analysis was used to identify dietary patterns (DPs) and multivariable-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) of type 2 diabetes, and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) by quartiles of BCAAs were estimated using logistic regression with 2-sided p<0...
December 12, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620688/effects-of-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-on-spontaneous-seizures-and-neuronal-viability-in-a-model-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#20
Shaun E Gruenbaum, Roni Dhaher, Amedeo Rapuano, Hitten P Zaveri, Amber Tang, Nihal de Lanerolle, Tore Eid
BACKGROUND: The essential branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine have recently emerged as a potential novel treatment for medically refractory epilepsy. Blood-derived BCAAs can readily enter the brain, where they contribute to glutamate biosynthesis and may either suppress or trigger acute seizures. However, the effects of BCAAs on chronic (ie, spontaneous recurrent) seizures and epilepsy-associated neuron loss are incompletely understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen rats with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy were randomized into 2 groups that could drink, ad libitum, either a 4% solution of BCAAs in water (n=8) or pure water (n=8)...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
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