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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142539/values-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-analysis-in-the-diagnosis-of-central-nervous-system-associated-infectious-diseases
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Dongfeng Zhang
Objective: To discuss the roles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cerebrospinal fluid analysis in the identification of central nervous system associated infection and provide a reference for the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system associated infectious diseases. Methods: Seventy-six patients who developed central nervous system infection and were admitted into the Henan People's Hospital between June 2014 and October 2015 were randomly selected as an observation group...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122406/sensitive-skin-is-highly-frequent-in-extrinsic-atopic-dermatitis-and-correlates-with-disease-severity-markers-but-not-necessarily-with-skin-barrier-impairment
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Tsuyoshi Yatagai, Takatoshi Shimauchi, Hayato Yamaguchi, Jun-Ichi Sakabe, Masahiro Aoshima, Shigeki Ikeya, Kazuki Tatsuno, Toshiharu Fujiyama, Taisuke Ito, Toshiyuki Ojima, Yoshiki Tokura
BACKGROUND: Sensitive skin is a condition of cutaneous hypersensitivity to environmental factors. Lactic acid stinging test (LAST) is commonly used to assess sensitive skin and composed of four distinct sensations (pain, burning sensation, itch, and crawly feeling). A link between sensitive skin and barrier dysfunction has been proposed in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. However, clinical and laboratory factors that are associated with sensitive skin remain unelucidated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate relationship between sensitive skin and AD-associated markers...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118438/substrate-specificity-and-allosteric-regulation-of-a-d-lactate-dehydrogenase-from-a-unicellular-cyanobacterium-are-altered-by-an-amino-acid-substitution
#3
Shoki Ito, Masahiro Takeya, Takashi Osanai
Lactate/lactic acid is an important chemical compound for the manufacturing of bioplastics. The unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 can produce lactate from carbon dioxide and possesses D-lactate dehydrogenase (Ddh). Here, we performed a biochemical analysis of the Ddh from this cyanobacterium (SyDdh) using recombinant proteins. SyDdh was classified into a cyanobacterial clade similar to those from Gram-negative bacteria, although it was distinct from them. SyDdh can use both pyruvate and oxaloacetate as a substrate and is activated by fructose-1,6-bisphosphate and repressed by divalent cations...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108621/in-vitro-biosynthesis-of-3-mercaptolactate-by-lactate-dehydrogenases
#4
Christina Andreeßen, Natalie Wolf, Benedikt Cramer, Hans-Ulrich Humpf, Alexander Steinbüchel
3-Mercaptolactate (3ML) is an interesting mercapto compound with special regard to the biosynthesis of new polythioesters (PTEs). Unfortunately, this thioester analog of lactic acid is currently not commercially available. For this reason, we developed an in vitro biosynthesis pathway to convert cysteine to 3-mercaptopyruvate (3MPy), which is then rapidly and efficiently converted to 3ML by suitable lactate dehydrogenases (LDHs). As liver LDH from Rattus norvegicus (LDHRn) was previously described to Exhibit 3MPy reduction activity, in silico studies based on homology to LDHRn were performed and led to the identification of four potentially suitable bacterial LDH candidates from Escherichia coli (LDHEc), Corynebacterium glutamicum (LDHCg), Bacillus cereus (LDHBc) and Gloeobacter violaceus (LDHGv)...
January 2018: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102604/fluorometric-determination-of-d-lactate-in-biological-fluids
#5
Torben Larsen
OBJECTIVE: D-lactic acid in the mammalian body is mainly of microbiological origin and is often located somewhere along the digestive tract. Surgical, extensive re-sectioning of the small bowel may be one of the risk factors for altered balance in the microbiological environment. Higher levels in the body may lead to D-lactate acidosis and neurotoxicity; consequently, the possibility of diagnosis of this condition is important. Several analytical procedures for D-lactate have been introduced, but it is absolutely mandatory to distinguish this metabolite from the much more abundant and naturally occurring stereoisomer L-lactate...
November 3, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096743/cardioprotective-effect-of-pycnogenol-in-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-iri-in-rats
#6
P Xiao, K Zhang, Z Tao, N Liu, B Ge
Oxidative stress plays a critical task in the biochemical and pathological alteration linked with myocardial ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI). This warrants identifying agents with a potential for preventing such damage in an effective way. A novel plant based product, Pycnogenol, obtained from the French maritime pine (Pinus pinaster ssp. atlantica) bark extract was known for its tremendous antioxidant potential (both in vivo, in vitro). It was able to attenuate the symptoms of immune dysfunction through restoring a cellular antioxidant status in low micronutrient-induced immune deficient mice...
October 26, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039545/grape-seed-proanthocyanidins-protect-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-through-perk-eif2%C3%AE-pathway
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Xin Wang, Dalin Jia, Juncheng Zhang, Wei Wang
The aim of the present study was to observe the protective effect of grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) against endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress‑mediated apoptosis caused by hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury in H9C2 cardiomyocytes along with its potential mechanisms. H9C2 cardiomyocytes underwent hypoxia for 3 h followed by reoxygenation for 3 h. Different doses of GSPs (50, 100 and 200 µg/ml) were administered 30 min before hypoxia. Cell viability was assessed, as well as lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, cell apoptosis rate, expression levels of glucose‑regulated protein 78 (GRP78), C/EBP‑homologous protein (CHOP), protein kinase RNA‑like ER kinase (PERK), and eukaryotic translation initiation factor‑2 (eIF2α) mRNA and protein...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038973/production-of-ethylene-glycol-or-glycolic-acid-from-d-xylose-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Laura Salusjärvi, Mervi Toivari, Maija-Leena Vehkomäki, Outi Koivistoinen, Dominik Mojzita, Klaus Niemelä, Merja Penttilä, Laura Ruohonen
The important platform chemicals ethylene glycol and glycolic acid were produced via the oxidative D-xylose pathway in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The expression of genes encoding D-xylose dehydrogenase (XylB) and D-xylonate dehydratase (XylD) from Caulobacter crescentus and YagE or YjhH aldolase and aldehyde dehydrogenase AldA from Escherichia coli enabled glycolic acid production from D-xylose up to 150 mg/L. In strains expressing only xylB and xylD, 29 mg/L 2-keto-3-deoxyxylonic acid [(S)-4,5-dihydroxy-2-oxopentanoic acid] (2K3DXA) was produced and D-xylonic acid accumulated to ca...
October 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986980/metabolic-engineering-of-bacillus-subtilis-for-production-of-d-lactic-acid
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Deepika Awasthi, Liang Wang, Mun S Rhee, Qingzhao Wang, Diane Chauliac, Lonnie O Ingram, Keelnatham T Shanmugam
Poly lactic acid (PLA) based plastics is renewable, bio-based, and biodegradable. Although present day PLA is composed of mainly L-LA, an L- and D- LA copolymer is expected to improve the quality of PLA and expand its use. To increase the number of thermotolerant microbial biocatalysts that produce D-LA, a derivative of Bacillus subtilis strain 168 that grows at 50°C was metabolically engineered. Since B. subtilis lacks a gene encoding D-lactate dehydrogenase (ldhA), five heterologous ldhA genes (B. coagulans ldhA and gldA101, and ldhA from three Lactobacillus delbrueckii) were evaluated...
October 7, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983299/deletion-of-the-l-lactate-dehydrogenase-gene-ldh-in-streptococcus-pyogenes-leads-to-a-loss-of-speb-activity-and-a-hypovirulent-phenotype
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Sonja Oehmcke-Hecht, Leif E Nass, Jan B Wichura, Stefan Mikkat, Bernd Kreikemeyer, Tomas Fiedler
Streptococcus pyogenes uses lactic acid fermentation for the generation of ATP. Here, we analyzed the impact of a deletion of the L-lactate dehydrogenase gene ldh on the virulence of S. pyogenes M49. While the ldh deletion does not cause a general growth deficiency in laboratory media, the growth in human blood and plasma is significantly hampered. The ldh deletion strain is furthermore less virulent in a Galleria mellonella infection model. We show that the ldh deletion leads to a decrease in the activity of the cysteine protease SpeB, an important secreted virulence factor of S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959005/machine-perfusion-at-20%C3%A2-c-prevents-ischemic-injury-and-reduces-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-expression-during-rat-liver-preservation
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Clarissa Berardo, Laura Giuseppina Di Pasqua, Veronica Siciliano, Vittoria Rizzo, Plinio Richelmi, Andrea Ferrigno, Mariapia Vairetti
BACKGROUND Ischemic cholangitis is the main cause of liver failure after transplantation and subnormothermic machine perfusion may represent a better strategy than conventional cold storage, minimizing preservation injury. We compared livers preserved by machine perfusion at 20°C (MP20) or by cold storage at 4°C (CS4) with regard to hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α mRNA expression and protein stabilization in hypoxic conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Livers from male Wistar rats were stored on ice at 4°C in UW solution (CS4) or perfused with oxygenated Krebs-Henseleit buffer at 20°C (MP20) for six hours...
September 29, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923649/hypothermic-machine-perfusion-s-protection-on-porcine-kidney-graft-uncovers-greater-akt-erk-phosphorylation
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N He, J-H Li, J-J Jia, K-D Xu, Y-F Zhou, L Jiang, H-H Lu, S-Y Yin, H-Y Xie, L Zhou, S-S Zheng
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential mechanisms of hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP)'s beneficial effects on kidney graft over static cold storage (SCS) in vitro. METHODS: Ten kidneys of 5 Bama miniature male pigs were paired into 2 groups: SCS group and HMP group. Preservation solutions were taken at 0, 1, 3, and 6 hours for the measurement of K(+), Na(+), Cl(-), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) using the standard laboratory methods...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876386/a-possible-relationship-between-gluconeogenesis-and-glycogen-metabolism-in-rabbits-during-myocardial-ischemia
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Raquel R DE Aguiar, Daniela F Vale, Renato M DA Silva, Yolanda P Muniz, Fernanda Antunes, Carlos Logullo, André L A Oliveira, Adriana J DE Almeida
Ischemia is responsible for many metabolic abnormalities in the heart, causing changes in organ function. One of modifications occurring in the ischemic cell is changing from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism. This change causes the predominance of the use of carbohydrates as an energy substrate instead of lipids. In this case, the glycogen is essential to the maintenance of heart energy intake, being an important reserve to resist the stress caused by hypoxia, using glycolysis and lactic acid fermentation. In order to study the glucose anaerobic pathways utilization and understand the metabolic adaptations, New Zealand white rabbits were subjected to ischemia caused by Inflow occlusion technique...
July 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842545/oxygen-inducible-conversion-of-lactate-to-acetate-in-heterofermentative-lactobacillus-brevis-atcc-367
#14
Tingting Guo, Li Zhang, Yongping Xin, ZhenShang Xu, Huiying He, Jian Kong
Lactobacillus brevis is an obligatory heterofermentative lactic acid bacterium that produces high levels of acetate, which improve the aerobic stability of silages against deterioration caused by yeasts and molds. However, the mechanism involved in acetate accumulation has yet to be elucidated. Here, experimental evidence indicated that aerobiosis resulted in the conversion of lactate to acetate after glucose exhaustion in L. brevis ATCC 367 (GenBank accession number NC_008497). To elucidate the conversion pathway, in silico analysis showed that lactate was first converted to pyruvate by the reverse catalytic reaction of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); subsequently, pyruvate conversion to acetate might be mediated by pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) or pyruvate oxidase (POX)...
November 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813539/vectorization-by-nanoparticles-decreases-the-overall-toxicity-of-airborne-pollutants
#15
Rodolphe Carpentier, Anne Platel, Helena Maiz-Gregores, Fabrice Nesslany, Didier Betbeder
Atmospheric pollution is mainly composed of volatile pollutants and particulate matter that strongly interact. However, their specific roles in the induction of cellular toxicity, in particular the impact of the vectorization of atmospheric pollutants by ultrafine particles, remains to be fully elucidated. For this purpose, non-toxic poly-lactic co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles were synthesized and three pollutants (benzo(a)pyrene, naphthalene and di-ethyl-hexyl-phthalate) were adsorbed on the surface of the nanoparticles in order to evaluate the toxicity (cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and ROS induction) of these complexes to a human airway epithelial cell line...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812382/can-elevated-lactate-and-ldh-produce-a-false-positive-enzymatic-ethanol-result-in-live-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
#16
Nicholas Nacca, Michael J Hodgman, Kirselle Lao, Matthew Elkins, Michael G Holland
BACKGROUND: There have been allegations in the courtroom that elevated serum lactic acid in trauma victims can yield a falsely elevated serum ethanol assay. Most hospitals utilize an indirect method of ethanol measurement where a serum sample is added to a mix of alcohol dehydrogenase and oxidized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). This allows any ethanol in the patient's serum to be metabolized to acetaldehyde, and in the process results in the reduction of NAD + to NADH. NADH is then measured using spectrophotometry...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800908/stimulation-of-d-and-l-lactate-dehydrogenases-transcriptional-levels-in-presence%C3%A2-of-diammonium-hydrogen-phosphate-resulting-to-enhanced-lactic-acid%C3%A2-production-by-lactobacillus-strain
#17
Mamata Singhvi, Takeshi Zendo, Hiroshi Iida, Digambar Gokhale, Kenji Sonomoto
The present study revealed the effect of nitrogen sources on lactic acid production and stimulation of d- and l-lactate dehydrogenases (LDH) of parent Lactobacillus lactis NCIM 2368 and its mutant RM2-24 generated after UV mutagenesis. Both the parent and mutant strains were evaluated for d-lactic acid production in control and modified media. The modified media did not show remarkable effect on lactic acid production in case of parent whereas mutant exhibited significant enhancement in d-lactic acid production along with the appearance of l-lactic acid in the broth...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781258/-metabolic-changes-in-pulmonary-mitochondria-of-rats-with-experimental-hyperhomocysteinemia
#18
D V Medvedev, V I Zvyagina, O M Uryasev, E S Belskikh, S V Bulatetskiy, A N Ryabkov
Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for many human diseases, including pulmonary pathologies. In this context much interest attracts secondary mitochondrial dysfunction, which is an important link in pathogenesis of diseases associated with hyperhomocysteinemia. The study was conducted using male Wistar rats. It was found that under conditions of severe hyperhomocysteinemia caused by administration of methionine, homocysteine was accumulated in lung mitochondria thus suggesting a direct toxic effect on these organelles...
May 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774273/thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-valproic-acid-toxicity
#19
Sean A Hebert, Timothy P Bohan, Christian L Erikson, Rita D Swinford
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a serious, sometimes life-threatening disorder marked by the presence of endothelial injury and microvascular thrombi. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (DI-TMA) is one specific TMA syndrome that occurs following drug exposure via drug-dependent antibodies or direct tissue toxicity. Common examples include calcineurin inhibitors Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine and antineoplastics Gemcitabine and Mitomycin. Valproic acid has not been implicated in DI-TMA...
August 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736023/protective-effects-of-geniposide-on-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#20
Y-P Rong, H-T Huang, J-S Liu, L Wei
BACKGROUND: Geniposide (GEN) is the major ingredient of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities and is widely used to treat ischemia disease. Inflammation and apoptosis play an important role in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The current study was conducted to explore the effects of geniposide on hepatic I/R injury and its potential molecular mechanism in mice. METHODS: Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: the sham group (sham), the hepatic I/R injury group (IRI) and the GEN groups (low, middle, and high)...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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