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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785833/species-differences-in-bile-acids-i-plasma-and-urine-bile-acid-composition
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Rhishikesh Thakare, Jawaher Abdullah Alamoudi, Nagsen Gautam, A David Rodrigues, Yazen Alnouti
Maintenance of bile acid (BA) homeostasis is essential to achieve their physiologic functions and avoid their toxic effects. The marked differences in BA composition between preclinical safety models and humans may play a major role in the poor prediction of drug-induced liver injury using preclinical models. We compared the composition of plasma and urinary BAs and their metabolites between humans and several animal species. Total BA pools and their composition varied widely among different species. Highest sulfation of BAs was observed in human and chimpanzee...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785573/effect-of-dietary-soy-oil-glucose-and-glutamine-on-growth-performance-amino-acid-profile-blood-profile-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-weaned-piglets
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Dinghong Lv, Xia Xiong, Huansheng Yang, Meiwei Wang, Yijie He, Yanhong Liu, Yulong Yin
Weaning stress results in gastrointestinal dysfunction and depressed performance in pigs. This study aimed to investigate the effect of soy oil, glucose, and glutamine on the growth and health of weaned piglets. Compared with those in the glutamine group, piglets in the glucose and soy oil groups had greater average daily gain, average daily feed intake, and gain: feed ratio from day 0 to 14, and gain: feed ratio for the overall period. There were no differences with regard to serum amino acids among the three groups on day 14, except glycine and threonine...
May 18, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785088/insight-into-resistance-mechanism-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-to-alectinib-and-jh-viii-157-02-caused-by-g1202r-solvent-front-mutation
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Han Wang, Yao Wang, Wentao Guo, Bin Du, Xiaobing Huang, Riping Wu, Baoyu Yang, Xiaoyan Lin, Yilan Wu
Background: Mutated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) drives the development of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Most reported small-molecule inhibitors targeting the ALK domain do not display good inhibition of the G1202R solvent front mutation. The solvent front mutation was assumed to hinder drug binding. However, a different fact could be uncovered by the simulations reported in this study through a structural analog of alectinib (JH-VIII-157-02), which demonstrated potent effects against the G1202R mutation...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783745/loading-of-indocyanine-green-within-polydopamine-coated-laponite-nanodisks-for-targeted-cancer-photothermal-and-photodynamic-therapy
#4
Fanli Xu, Mengxue Liu, Xin Li, Zhijuan Xiong, Xueyan Cao, Xiangyang Shi, Rui Guo
The combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in cancer treatment has attracted much attention in recent years. However, developing highly efficient and targeted therapeutic nanoagents for amplifying PTT and PDT treatments remains challenging. In this work, we developed a novel photothermal and photodynamic therapeutic nanoplatform for treatment of cancer cells overexpressing integrin αv β₃ through the coating of polydopamine (PDA) on indocyanine green (ICG)-loaded laponite (LAP) and then further conjugating polyethylene glycol-arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (PEG-RGD) as targeted agents on the surface...
May 19, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783201/n-4-18-f-fluorobenzyl-cholylglycine-a-novel-tracer-for-pet-of-enterohepatic-circulation-of-bile-acids-radiosynthesis-and-proof-of-concept-studies-in-rats
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Kim Frisch, Damion H R Stimson, Taracad Venkatachalam, Gregory K Pierens, Susanne Keiding, David Reutens, Rajiv Bhalla
INTRODUCTION: Enterohepatic circulation (EHC) of conjugated bile acids is an important physiological process crucial for regulation of intracellular concentrations of bile acids and their function as detergents and signal carriers. Only few bile acid-derived imaging agents have been synthesized and hitherto none have been evaluated for studies of EHC. We hypothesized that N-(4-[18 F]fluorobenzyl)cholylglycine ([18 F]FBCGly), a novel fluorine-18 labeled derivative of endogenous cholylglycine, would be a suitable tracer for PET of the EHC of conjugated bile acids, and we report here a radiosynthesis of [18 F]FBCGly and a proof-of-concept study by PET/MR in rats...
May 4, 2018: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781300/quaternary-ammonium-compounds-in-roots-and-leaves-of-capparis-spinosa-l-from-saudi-arabia-and-italy-investigation-by-hplc-ms-and-1-h-nmr
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Amal Al-Tamimi, Mohamad Khatib, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Nadia Mulinacci
Capparis spinosa L. is a perennial plant typical of the Mediterranean flora and a multipurpose plant used for curing various human ailments. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs), as constituents of Capparaceae, play important roles in protecting against abiotic stress. Aim of this work was to determine QACs in root and leaves of caper from two proveniences. The presence of stachydrine, choline, glycine betaine and homo-stachydrine has been confirmed by high resolution MS, while 1 H NMR was applied to quantify the main QACs in the aqueous extracts...
May 21, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781028/tuning-the-mechanical-properties-of-alginate-peptide-hydrogels
#7
Guy Ochbaum, Maya Davidovich-Pinhas, Ronit Bitton
Alginate, a polysaccharide that gels in the presence of divalent ions, has been used in the field of regenerative medicine to facilitate cell growth in impaired tissues by providing an artificial bio-surrounding similar to the natural extra cellular matrix (ECM). Here, we present a systematic investigation of the effect of three arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD)-containing peptides, G6KRGDY, A6KRGDY and V6KRGDY, on the physical properties of alginate-peptide hydrogels. Rheology measurements showed that the storage modulus of the alginate-A6KRGDY and alginate-V6KRGDY gels is an order of magnitude higher than that of the alginate-G6KRGDY gel...
May 21, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780749/-rhipicephalus-bursa-sialotranscriptomic-response-to-blood-feeding-and-babesia-ovis-infection-identification-of-candidate-protective-antigens
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Sandra Antunes, Joana Couto, Joana Ferrolho, Fábio Rodrigues, João Nobre, Ana S Santos, M Margarida Santos-Silva, José de la Fuente, Ana Domingos
Ticks are among the most prevalent blood-feeding arthropods, and they act as vectors and reservoirs for numerous pathogens. Sialotranscriptomic characterizations of tick responses to blood feeding and pathogen infections can offer new insights into the molecular interplay occurring at the tick-host-pathogen interface. In the present study, we aimed to identify and characterize Rhipicephalus bursa salivary gland (SG) genes that were differentially expressed in response to blood feeding and Babesia ovis infection...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779472/effect-of-body-weight-on-metabolic-hormones-and-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-follicular-fluid-of-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-a-pilot-study
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Laurice Bou Nemer, Haolin Shi, Bruce Richard Carr, Ruth Ann Word, Orhan Bukulmez
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is an epidemic affecting more than one-third of adults in the United States. Obese women experience decreased fertility, explained in part by oocyte quality. Since follicular fluid (FF) provides an important microenvironment for oocyte growth, we sought to evaluate the effect of increased body weight on FF levels of 11 metabolic hormones and fatty acid metabolism. METHODS: The FF was collected from 25 women (10 normal weight, 10 overweight, and 5 obese) with diminished ovarian reserve undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) following a minimal stimulation protocol...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778927/evaluation-of-99m-tc-sulfonamide-and-sulfocoumarin-derivatives-for-imaging-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-expression
#10
Misaki Nakai, Jihne Pan, Kuo-Shyan Lin, John R Thompson, Alessio Nocentini, Claudiu T Supuran, Yasuo Nakabayashi, Tim Storr
With the aim to prepare hypoxia tumor imaging agents, technetium(I) and rhenium(I) tricarbonyl complexes with dipyridylamine (L1 = N-{[1-(2,2-dioxido-1,2-benzoxathiin-6-yl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl]methyl}-N-(2-pyridinylmethyl)-2-pyridinemethanamine; L3 = N-{[1-[N-(4-aminosulfonylphenyl)]-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl]methyl}-N-(2-pyridinyl-methyl)-2-pyridinemethanamine), and iminodiacetate (H2 L2 = N-{[1-(2,2-dioxido-1,2-benzoxathiin-6-yl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-yl]methyl}-N-(carboxy-methyl)-glycine; H2 L4 = N-{[1-[N-(4-aminosulfonylphenyl)]-1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-yl]methyl}-N-(carboxymethyl)-glycine) ligands appended to sulfonamide or sulfocoumarin carbonic anhydrase inhibitors were synthesized...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778887/biological-potential-of-oxo-vanadium-salicylediene-amino-acid-complexes-as-cytotoxic-antimicrobial-antioxidant-and-dna-interaction
#11
Mohamed Shaker S Adam, Hany Elsawy
New series of oxo-vanadium N-salicyledieneamino acid Schiff base complexes are synthesized and characterized. They are synthesized from the reaction of sodium salicylaldehyde-5-sulfonate, some amino acids, alanine (VOHL1), leucine (VOHL2) or glycine (VOHL3) in an aqueous media, and leucine (VOHLpy1) or tryptophan (VOHLpy2) in pyridine with vanadyl acetylacetonate. The complexes are characterized by EA, TGA, IR, UV-Visible and mass spectra, conductivity and magnetic measurements. The biological activity of the VO-complexes shows that VOHL1, VOHL2 and VOHL3 exhibit anti-proliferative effect and may be used as anticancer drugs...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777900/material-basis-research-for-huangqi-jianzhong-tang-against-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-rats-through-integration-of-urinary-metabonomics-and-systemsdock
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Yuetao Liu, Wenqian Xu, GuoHong Wang, Xuemei Qin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Huangqi Jianzhong Tang (HQJZ), a celebrated traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is commonly used for treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) in China. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to screen out the material basis of HQJZ against CAG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CAG rat model was constructed by alternant administrations of ammonia solution and sodium deoxycholate, and the hunger disorder method. Body weight, biochemical indexes and histopathological exam were used to evaluate the efficacy of HQJZ...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776313/bioinspired-thermoresponsive-nanoscaled-coatings-tailor-made-polymer-brushes-with-bioconjugated-arginine-glycine-aspartic-acid-peptides
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Ulla König, Evmorfia Psarra, Olga Guskova, Eva Bittrich, Klaus-Jochen Eichhorn, Martin Müller, Petra B Welzel, Manfred Stamm, Petra Uhlmann
The development of bioengineered surface coatings with stimuli-responsive properties is beneficial for a number of biomedical applications. Environmentally responsive and switchable polymer brush systems have a great potential to create such smart biointerfaces. This study focuses on the bioconjugation of cell-instructive peptides, containing the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid tripeptide sequence (RGD motif), onto well-defined polymer brush films. Herein, the highly tailored end-grafted homo polymer brushes are either composed of the polyelectrolyte poly(acrylic) acid (PAA), providing the reactive carboxyl functionalities, or of the temperature-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm)...
May 18, 2018: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775998/high-pressure-raman-study-of-type-i-collagen
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Amalia Maria Paschou, Maria Katsikini, Dimitrios Christofilos, John Arvanitidis, Sotirios Ves
The high pressure response of type-I collagen from bovine Achilles tendon is investigated with micro-Raman spectroscopy. Fluorinert™ and methanol-ethanol mixtures were used as pressure transmitting media (PTM) in a diamond anvil cell. The Raman spectrum of collagen is dominated by three bands centred at approximately 1450, 1660 and 2930 cm-1 , attributed to C-H deformation, C=O stretching of the peptide bond (amide-I band) and C-H stretching modes, respectively. Upon pressure increase, using Fluorinert™ as PTM, a shift towards higher frequencies of the C-H stretching and deformation peaks is observed...
May 18, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775804/in-silico-study-of-the-active-site-of-helicobacter-pylori-urease-and-its-inhibition-by-hydroxamic-acids
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Richa Arora, Upasana Issar, Rita Kakkar
Hydroxamic acids have emerged as the most promising candidates from among the different classes of inhibitors of urease. In order to understand the mechanism of their action, we have studied in detail using quantum mechanics the active site of Helicobacter pylori urease complexed with acetohydroxamic acid. A diverse library of ligands having the hydroxamate moiety has been prepared and docked into the active site of urease using the QM/MM methodology. It is found that hydroxamic acids with hydrophobic groups attached to them are more potent inhibitors of urease because they can easily penetrate the hydrophobic environment surrounding the active site...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775305/one-pot-synthesis-of-four-chlorin-derivatives-by-a-divergent-ylide
#16
Junior Gonzales, Naga Venkata Satya Dinesh Kumar Bhupathiraju, Daniel Hart, Man Yuen, Maria Pia Sifuentes, Bleron Samarxhiu, Mark Maranan, Naxhije Berisha, James Batteas, Charles Michael Drain
Chlorins have unique photophysical properties that are exploited in diverse biological and materials applications. De novo chlorin synthesis with specific exocyclic motifs can be challenging and many are not stable to photobleaching and/or oxidation. A facile approach to a stable synthetic chlorin with a fused N-methyl pyrrolidine uses cyclo addition of a sarcosine-based azomethine ylide on 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorophenyl)-porphyrin (TPPF20) is reported, but this approach has limitations. We report the synthesis of stable chlorin scaffolds starting with TPPF20 using a new glycine-based N-(hydroxymethyl)-N-methelenemethanideaminium ylide...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774047/genome-sequencing-and-analysis-of-the-peanut-b-genome-progenitor-arachis-ipaensis
#17
Qing Lu, Haifen Li, Yanbin Hong, Guoqiang Zhang, Shijie Wen, Xingyu Li, Guiyuan Zhou, Shaoxiong Li, Hao Liu, Haiyan Liu, Zhongjian Liu, Rajeev K Varshney, Xiaoping Chen, Xuanqiang Liang
Peanut ( Arachis hypogaea L.), an important leguminous crop, is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. Peanut is an allotetraploid, having A and B subgenomes that maybe have originated in its diploid progenitors Arachis duranensis (A-genome) and Arachis ipaensis (B-genome), respectively. We previously sequenced the former and here present the draft genome of the latter, expanding our knowledge of the unique biology of Arachis . The assembled genome of A. ipaensis is ~1.39 Gb with 39,704 predicted protein-encoding genes...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773477/selenium-bioaccumulation-and-associated-nutraceutical-properties-in-calocybe-indica-mushroom-cultivated-on-se-enriched-wheat-straw
#18
Himanshi Rathore, Abhishek Sharma, Shalinee Prasad, Satyawati Sharma
Calocybe indica was cultivated on wheat straw enriched with various concentrations of sodium selenite (Na2 SeO3 ), (2.5-40 μg/ml). The content of selenium (Se) in fruit bodies increased linearly by increasing the amount of Na2 SeO3 , although the biomass yield inhibited above 5 μg/ml. The fruit bodies accumulated inorganic Se into organic forms by integrating the Se into proteins (56%-68%), polysaccharides (22%-29%), and nucleic acids (1.4%-2.7%). Maximum protein content (25.31 g/100 g) was observed in fruit bodies harvested from the substrate enriched with 10 μg/ml Se...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772642/pilot-study-examining-the-influence-of-potassium-bicarbonate-supplementation-on-nitrogen-balance-and-whole-body-ammonia-and-urea-turnover-following-short-term-energy-restriction-in-older-men
#19
Lee M Margolis, Lisa Ceglia, Donato A Rivas, Bess Dawson-Hughes, Roger A Fielding
With aging there is a chronic low-grade metabolic-acidosis that may exacerbate negative protein balance during weight loss. The objective of this randomized pilot study was to assess the impact of 90 mmol∙day-1 potassium bicarbonate (KHCO₃) versus a placebo (PLA) on 24-h urinary net acid excretion (NAE), nitrogen balance (NBAL), and whole-body ammonia and urea turnover following short-term diet-induced weight loss. Sixteen (KHCO₃; n = 8, PLA; n = 8) older (64 ± 4 years) overweight (BMI: 28.5 ± 2.1 kg∙day-1 ) men completed a 35-day controlled feeding study, with a 7-day weight-maintenance phase followed by a 28-day 30% energy-restriction phase...
May 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770867/dietary-supplementation-with-an-amino-acid-blend-enhances-intestinal-function-in-piglets
#20
Dan Yi, Baocheng Li, Yongqing Hou, Lei Wang, Di Zhao, Hongbo Chen, Tao Wu, Ying Zhou, Binying Ding, Guoyao Wu
The traditionally classified nutritionally non-essential amino acids are now known to be insufficiently synthesized for maximal growth and optimal health in piglets. This study determined the effects of dietary supplementation with an amino acid blend (AAB; glutamate:glutamine:glycine:arginine:N-acetylcysteine = 5:2:2:1:0.5) on piglet growth performance and intestinal functions. Sixteen piglets (24-day-old) were randomly assigned to a corn and soybean meal-based diet supplemented with 0.99% alanine (isonitrogenous control) or 1% AAB...
May 16, 2018: Amino Acids
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