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Lactic acid ldh

Krishna B Singh, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Lora H Rigatti, Daniel P Normolle, Jian-Min Yuan, Shivendra V Singh
We have shown previously that dietary administration of phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a small molecule from edible cruciferous vegetables, significantly decreases the incidence of poorly-differentiated prostate cancer in Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of Mouse Prostate (TRAMP) mice without any side effects. In this study, we investigated the role of c-Myc-regulated glycolysis in prostate cancer chemoprevention by PEITC. Exposure of LNCaP (androgen-responsive) and 22Rv1 (castration-resistant) human prostate cancer cells to PEITC resulted in suppression of expression as well as transcriptional activity of c-Myc...
March 15, 2018: Cancer Prevention Research
Yufei Wang, Xiuqing Wang, Wentao Jiang, Kun Wang, Junyuan Luo, Wei Li, Xuedong Zhou, Linglin Zhang
Cariogenic virulence factors of Streptococcus mutans include acidogenicity, aciduricity, and extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) synthesis. The de novo designed antimicrobial peptide GH12 has shown bactericidal effects on S. mutans , but its interaction with virulence and regulatory systems of S. mutans remains to be elucidated. The objectives were to investigate the effects of GH12 on virulence factors of S. mutans , and further explore the function mechanisms at enzymatic and transcriptional levels. To avoid decrease in bacterial viability, we limited GH12 to subinhibitory levels...
2018: Journal of Oral Microbiology
Yan-Ping Luo, Hong Zhang, Han-Fei Hu, Ze-Yu Cao, Xin-Zhuang Zhang, Liang Cao, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Wei Xiao
To investigate the protective effects of ginkgo diterpene lactone meglumine injection (GDLMI) on cerebral focal ischemia reperfusion injury induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats, and explore its possible mechanism. One hundred and forty male SD rats were randomly divided into sham operation group, model group, ginkgo biloba extract injection (Ginaton, 1.0 mL•kg⁻¹) group, nimodipine (0.4 mg•kg⁻¹) group, and GDLMI (5.2, 2.6, 1.3 mg•kg⁻¹) groups; All of rats received corresponding drugs by tail vein injection 4 days before operation (normal saline in model group and sham operation group)...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Shuo Chen, Xi Chen, Tao Shan, Jiancang Ma, Wanrun Lin, Wei Li, Ya'an Kang
In this study, we investigated whether the metabolic alteration of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) occurs via miR-21 remodeling and the effect of this alteration on pancreatic cancer cells. CAFs and normal fibroblasts (NFs) were isolated and cultured. Glucose consumption and lactic acid production were tested, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDHA), pyruvate kinase m2 (PKM2), and miR-21 expression were examined. The level of glycolysis in CAFs was determined after treatment with a miR-21 inhibitor. Primary miR-21-NC CAFs and miR-21-inhibitor CAFs were indirectly co-cultured with BxPc-3 in vitro , and the invasion capacity of these cells was determined...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Nadiele T M Melo, Kelly C L Mulder, André Moraes Nicola, Lucas S Carvalho, Gisele S Menino, Eduardo Mulinari, Nádia S Parachin
Lactic acid is the monomer unit of the bioplastic poly-lactic acid (PLA). One candidate organism for lactic acid production is Pichia pastoris , a yeast widely used for heterologous protein production. Nevertheless, this yeast has a poor fermentative capability that can be modulated by controlling oxygen levels. In a previous study, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity was introduced into P. pastoris, enabling this yeast to produce lactic acid. The present study aimed to increase the flow of pyruvate towards the production of lactic acid in P...
February 16, 2018: Bioengineering
J C Huang, J Yang, M Huang, Z S Zhu, X B Sun, B H Zhang, X L Xu, W G Meng, K J Chen, B C Xu
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of shackling and wing flapping on stress, postmortem metabolism, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and quality of broiler pectoralis major. Before slaughter, a total of 80 Arbor Acres broilers was randomly categorized into 2 replicate pens (40 broilers per pen) and each pen randomly divided into 2 groups (shackling, T; control, C). Corticosterone, creatine kinase, and lactate dehydrogenase were determined on blood plasma parameters. Pectoralis major were removed after evisceration and used for determination of energy metabolism, meat quality, and AMPK phosphorylation...
February 15, 2018: Poultry Science
Xiaohui Mo, Fang Wei, Yin Tong, Ling Ding, Qing Zhu, Shujuan Du, Fei Tan, Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Qian Yu, Yeqiang Liu, Erle S Robertson, Zhenghong Yuan, Qiliang Cai
High plasma lactate is associated with poor prognosis of many malignancies, but its role in virally mediated cancer progression and underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the first human oncogenic virus, causes several cancers, including B cell lymphoma. Here, we report that lactate dehydrogenase (LDH-A) expression and lactate production are elevated in EBV-immortalized B lymphoblastic cells, and lactic acid (LA, acidic lactate) at low concentration triggers EBV-infected B cell adhesion, morphological changes, and proliferation in vitro and in vivo Moreover, LA-induced responses of EBV-infected B cells uniquely occurs in viral latency type III and it is dramatically associated with the inhibition of global viral microRNAs, particularly the miR-BHRF1 cluster, and the high expression of SMAD3 , JUN , and COL1A genes...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Virology
Yong Seon Kim, Ji Yeon Jang, Seong Jik Park, Byung Hwan Um
Fermentation of food waste biomass can be used to produce biochemicals such as lactic acid and ethanol in a cost-effective manner. Korean food waste (KFW) dewatered by a screw press contains 23.1% glucan on a dry basis and is a potential raw material for the production of ethanol and lactic acid through fermentation. This study was conducted to optimize the dilute acid fractionation conditions for KFW fermentation with respect to the H2SO4 concentration (0-0.8% w/v), temperature (130-190 °C), and residence time (1-128 min) using response surface methodology...
February 2, 2018: Waste Management
Kenji Okano, Gentaro Uematsu, Shinji Hama, Tsutomu Tanaka, Hideo Noda, Akihiko Kondo, Kohsuke Honda
Fermentative production of optically pure lactic acid (LA) has attracted great interest because of the increased demand for plant-based plastics. For cost-effective LA production, an engineered Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 8826 strain, which enables the production of optically pure L-LA from raw starch, was constructed. The wild-type strain produces a racemic mixture of D- and L-LA from pyruvate by the action of the respective lactate dehydrogenases (LDHs). Therefore, the gene encoding D-LDH (ldhD) was deleted...
February 2, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
Changming Zhou, Shaojie Yin, Zhongfang Yu, Yuxiang Feng, Kai Wei, Weiming Ma, Lijiang Ge, Zhengui Yan, Ruiliang Zhu
The objectives of the present study were to characterize the chemical composition, antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective effect of the polysaccharides from Taishan Pinus massoniana pollen (TPPPS). HPLC analysis showed that TPPPS was an acidic heteropolysaccharide with glucose and arabinose as the main component monosaccharides (79.6%, molar percentage). Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis indicated that the spectra of TPPPS displayed infrared absorption peaks characteristic of polysaccharides...
January 30, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
R Xiao, Y S Huang, G A Lin, S A Yuan, D S Hu
Objective: To explore the effects of cardiac support on delayed resuscitation in extensively burned patients with shock. Methods: Clinical data of 62 extensively burned patients with shock on admission, admitted to the 159th Hospital of PLA (hereinafter referred to as our hospital) from January 2012 to January 2017, were retrospectively analyzed. They were divided into cardiac support group ( n =35) and control group ( n =27) according to the use of deslanoside and ulinastatin. All patients were treated with routine fluid resuscitation based on the formula of the Third Military Medical University till post injury hour (PIH) 48...
January 20, 2018: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Han Gao, Wencheng Zhang, Bingsong Wang, Ailing Hui, Biao Du, Tingting Wang, Ling Meng, Huixi Bian, Zeyu Wu
The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-fatigue activity of polysaccharide fractions from Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (AE) in mice. After crude polysaccharide (CAEP) was extracted from AE and purified by DEAE cellulose-52 column, two polysaccharide fractions (AEP-1 and AEP-2) were obtained. The structural analysis suggested that AEP-1 and AEP-2 were a RG-I polysaccharide and an AG-II polysaccharide, respectively. According to the results of the weight-loaded swimming test, compared with the negative control group, the CAEP, AEP-1 and AEP-2 treatment groups could prolong the swimming time, decrease serum urea nitrogen (SUN) and blood lactic acid (BLA), and increase hepatic glycogen (HG) and muscle glycogen (MG), which indicated that okra polysaccharides have an effective anti-fatigue activity...
January 23, 2018: Food & Function
Y Shi, R Li, D J White, A R Biesbrock
A genome-wide transcriptional analysis was performed to elucidate the bacterial cellular response of Streptococcus mutans and Actinomyces viscosus to NaF and SnF2. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) of SnF2 were predetermined before microarray study. Gene expression profiling microarray experiments were carried out in the absence (control) and presence (experimental) of 10 ppm and 100 ppm Sn2+ (in the form of SnF2) and fluoride controls for 10-min exposures (4 biological replicates/treatment)...
February 2018: Advances in Dental Research
Maša Ždralević, Milica Vučetić, Boutaina Daher, Ibtissam Marchiq, Scott K Parks, Jacques Pouysségur
The evolution of life from extreme hypoxic environments to an oxygen-rich atmosphere has progressively selected for successful metabolic, enzymatic and bioenergetic networks through which a myriad of organisms survive the most extreme environmental conditions. From the two lethal environments anoxia/high O2, cells have developed survival strategies through expression of the transcriptional factors ATF4, HIF1 and NRF2. Cancer cells largely exploit these factors to thrive and resist therapies. In this review, we report and discuss the potential therapeutic benefit of disrupting the major Myc/Hypoxia-induced metabolic pathway, also known as fermentative glycolysis or "Warburg effect", in aggressive cancer cell lines...
December 28, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
Jeevitha Dhanapal, Malathy Balaraman Ravindrran
The aim of the study was to synthesize nanoparticles (NPs) with chitosan (CS), and poly (lactic acid) (PLA) as a carrier for the drug piceatannol (PIC). The synthesized nanoparticles form the composite of polymeric-drug nanoparticles (CS/PLA-PIC NPs) by dropping method. The preliminary and stability studies were determined for the polymers drug-loading capacity and encapsulation efficiencies. The in vitro drug release study showed that NPs provided a continuous release of the entrapped PIC. The NPs found to be a good scavenger for DPPH, SOD and NO radicals...
January 3, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Jun Xiang, Fang Wen, Lingyun Zhang, Yu Zhou
The expression of sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 2 (SCN2A) is closely related to the development of epilepsy. This study investigated regulatory element of the SCN2A gene involved in epilepsy. An intractable epilepsy cell model was constructed using hippocampal primary neurons and the SH-SY5Y cell line. SCN2A protein and gene expression in cells as well as the level of lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH) in the cell culture supernatants was detected. Potential regulatory factors of SCN2A and its upstream regulatory elements were identified using the dual-luciferase reporter assay...
December 28, 2017: Experimental Neurology
Tianen Zhou, Hui Lin, Longyuan Jiang, Tao Yu, Chaotao Zeng, Juanhua Liu, Zhengfei Yang
Mild hypothermia (MH) is thought to be one of the most effective therapeutic methods to treat hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) after cardiac arrest (CA). However, its precise mechanisms remain unclear. In this research, hippocampal neurons were cultured and treated with mild hypothermia and Ac-DEVD-CHO after oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). The activity of caspase-3 was detected, in order to find the precise concentration of Ac-DEVD-CHO with the same protective role in OGD injury as MH treatment. Western blot and immunofluorescence staining were conducted to analyze the effects of MH and Ac-DEVD-CHO on the expressions of caspase-3, caspase-8, and PARP...
February 2018: Cryobiology
Jung-Hoon Bae, Hyun-Jin Kim, Mi-Jin Kim, Bong Hyun Sung, Jae-Heung Jeon, Hyun-Soon Kim, Yong-Su Jin, Dae-Hyuk Kweon, Jung-Hoon Sohn
An efficient production system for optically pure l- and d-lactic acid (LA) from Jerusalem artichoke tuber powder (JAP) was developed by metabolic engineering of Kluyveromyces marxianus. To construct LA-producing strains, the ethanol fermentation pathway of K. marxianus was redirected to LA production by disruption of KmPDC1 and expression of l- and d-lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) genes derived from Lactobacillus plantarum under the control of the K. marxianus translation elongation factor 1α promoter. To further increase the LA titer, the l-LA and d-LA consumption pathway of host strains was blocked by deletion of the oxidative LDH genes KmCYB2 and KmDLD1...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
Maryam Aftabgard, Alireza Salarzadeh, Mahmoud Mohseni, Amir Houshang Bahri Shabanipour, Mohammad Ebrahim Jalil Zorriehzahra
The combined effects of a commercial probiotic, BetaPlus®, and a prebiotic, isomaltooligosaccharides (IMOS) on the growth, survival rate, intestinal microbiota, and hemato-immunological parameters were evaluated in Caspian brown trout (Salmo trutta caspius Kessler, 1877). Caspian brown trout fingerlings (~ 9 g) were fed a control diet (basal diet) or a synbiotic diet (the basal diet + 2 g kg-1 IMOS + 1 g kg-1 BetaPlus®) for 7 weeks. At the end of this trial, fish fed the synbiotic diet showed significant improvements in body weight increase, feed conversion ratio, and survival rate compared with fish fed the control diet (P < 0...
December 1, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
Aiko Ozaki, Rie Konishi, Chisako Otomo, Mayumi Kishida, Seiya Takayama, Takuya Matsumoto, Tsutomu Tanaka, Akihiko Kondo
Modification of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe genome is often laborious, time consuming due to the lower efficiency of homologous recombination. Here, we constructed metabolically engineered S. pombe strains using a CRISPR-Cas9 system and also demonstrated D-lactic acid (D-LA) production from glucose and cellobiose. Genes encoding two separate pyruvate decarboxylases (PDCs), an L-lactic acid dehydrogenase (L-LDH), and a minor alcohol dehydrogenase (SPBC337.11) were disrupted, thereby attenuating ethanol production...
December 2017: Metabolic Engineering Communications
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