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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718833/coconut-oil-aggravates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiomyopathy-without-inducing-obesity-systemic-insulin-resistance-or-cardiac-steatosis
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Ilayaraja Muthuramu, Ruhul Amin, Andrey Postnov, Mudit Mishra, Frank Jacobs, Olivier Gheysens, Paul P Van Veldhoven, Bart De Geest
Studies evaluating the effects of high-saturated fat diets on cardiac function are most often confounded by diet-induced obesity and by systemic insulin resistance. We evaluated whether coconut oil, containing C12:0 and C14:0 as main fatty acids, aggravates pressure overload-induced cardiomyopathy induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in C57BL/6 mice. Mortality rate after TAC was higher (p < 0.05) in 0.2% cholesterol 10% coconut oil diet-fed mice than in standard chow-fed mice (hazard ratio 2.32, 95% confidence interval 1...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717019/3-hydroxyisobutyryl-coa-hydrolase-involved-in-isoleucine-catabolism-regulates-triacylglycerol-accumulation-in-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
#2
Yufang Pan, Juan Yang, Yangmin Gong, Xiaolong Li, Hanhua Hu
Since methylmalonyl-CoA epimerase appears to be absent in the majority of photosynthetic organisms, including diatoms, (S)-methylmalonyl-CoA, the intermediate of isoleucine (Ile) catabolism, cannot be metabolized to (R)-methylmalonyl-CoA then to succinyl-CoA. In this study, propionyl-CoA carboxylase (PCC) RNAi silenced strains and 3-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA hydrolase (HIBCH) overexpression strains were constructed to elucidate the Ile degradation pathway and its influence on lipid accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum based on growth, neutral lipid content and metabolite profile analysis...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715115/membrane-topology-and-identification-of-key-residues-of-eadact-a-plant-mboat-with-unusual-substrate-specificity
#3
Tam N T Tran, Jennifer Shelton, Susan Brown, Timothy P Durrett
Euonymus alatus diacylglycerol acetyltransferase (EaDAcT) catalyzes the transfer of an acetyl group from acetyl-CoA to the sn-3 position of diacylglycerol (DAG) to form 3-acetyl-1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol (acetyl-TAG). EaDAcT belongs to a small, plant-specific subfamily of the membrane bound O-acyltransferases (MBOAT) that acylate different lipid substrates. Sucrose gradient density centrifugation revealed that EaDAcT colocalizes to the same fractions as an endoplasmic reticulum specific marker. By mapping the membrane topology of EaDAcT, we obtained an experimentally determined topology model for a plant MBOAT...
July 17, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712316/disturbed-bovine-mitochondrial-lipid-metabolism-a-review
#4
J H van der Kolk, J J Gross, V Gerber, R M Bruckmaier
In mammals, excess energy is stored primarily as triglycerides, which are mobilized when energy demands arise and cannot be covered by feed intake. This review mainly focuses on the role of long chain fatty acids in disturbed energy metabolism of the bovine species. Long chain fatty acids regulate energy metabolism as ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors. β-Oxidation is the process by which fatty acid molecules are broken down in the mitochondria or peroxisomes to generate acetyl-CoA. Carnitine acts as a carrier of fatty acyl groups as long-chain acyl-CoA derivatives do not penetrate the mitochondrial inner membrane...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707470/enhancement-of-naringenin-biosynthesis-from-tyrosine-by-metabolic-engineering-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Xiaomei Lyu, Kuan Rei Ng, Jie Lin Lee, Rita Mark, Wei Ning Chen
Flavonoids are a class of plant polyphenols that possess a variety of essential health properties. In this work, the capacity of microbial naringenin synthesis from tyrosine in S. cerevisiae was explored and optimized through metabolic engineering on precursor supply and promoter control within three modules. Specifically, in Module 1, a modified GAL system was employed for pathway construction and the synergistic action of constituent genes was investigated for yield improvement. In Module 2, the effect of malonyl-CoA supply on fatty acid/naringenin production was explored through up-regulation of acetyl-CoA production and down-regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706879/multiple-substrate-usage-of-coxiella-burnetii-to-feed-a-bipartite-metabolic-network
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Ina Häuslein, Franck Cantet, Sarah Reschke, Fan Chen, Matteo Bonazzi, Wolfgang Eisenreich
The human pathogen Coxiella burnetii causes Q-fever and is classified as a category B bio-weapon. Exploiting the development of the axenic growth medium ACCM-2, we have now used (13)C-labeling experiments and isotopolog profiling to investigate the highly diverse metabolic network of C. burnetii. To this aim, C. burnetii RSA 439 NMII was cultured in ACCM-2 containing 5 mM of either [U-(13)C3]serine, [U-(13)C6]glucose, or [U-(13)C3]glycerol until the late-logarithmic phase. GC/MS-based isotopolog profiling of protein-derived amino acids, methanol-soluble polar metabolites, fatty acids, and cell wall components (e...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706006/integration-of-flux-measurements-to-resolve-changes-in-anabolic-and-catabolic-metabolism-in-cardiac-myocytes
#7
Andrew A Gibb, Pawel K Lorkiewicz, Yu-Ting Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Aruni Bhatnagar, Steven P Jones, Bradford G Hill
Although ancillary pathways of glucose metabolism are critical for synthesizing cellular building blocks and modulating stress responses, how they are regulated remains unclear.  In this study, we used radiometric glycolysis assays, [(13)C6]-glucose isotope tracing, and extracellular flux analysis to understand how phosphofructokinase (PFK)-mediated changes in glycolysis regulate glucose carbon partitioning into catabolic and anabolic pathways. Expression of kinase-deficient or phosphatase-deficient 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase in rat neonatal cardiomyocytes coordinately regulated glycolytic rate and lactate production...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705633/transcriptome-analysis-of-helicoverpa-armigera-male-hairpencils-alcohol-biosynthesis-and-requirement-for-mating-success
#8
Mengfang Du, Wenhui Zhao, Russell Jurenka, Xiaoguang Liu, Xinming Yin, Qisheng Song, Shiheng An
Many female animals use different strategies to assess male quality to increase their own reproductive fitness. In moths, females usually use chemical signals (sex pheromones) to attract males from a distance. Once males approach a female, they release close range pheromones from hairpencils to facilitate female acceptance. However, detailed mechanisms involved in male sex pheromone biosynthesis and its action in promoting female acceptance have not yet been fully characterized. This study screened a series of candidate genes via a transcriptome analysis of the male hairpencil of Helicoverpa armigera...
July 10, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704952/the-inhibitory-effect-of-tartary-buckwheat-extracts-on-adipogenesis-and-inflammatory-response
#9
Mak-Soon Lee, Yoonjin Shin, Sunyoon Jung, Seog-Young Kim, Young-Hee Jo, Chong-Tai Kim, Min-Kyu Yun, Sung-Jin Lee, Johann Sohn, Heui-Jong Yu, Yangha Kim
Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum) has been established globally as a nutritionally important food item, particularly owing to high levels of bioactive compounds such as rutin. This study investigated the effect of tartary buckwheat extracts (TBEs) on adipogenesis and inflammatory response in 3T3-L1 cells. TBEs inhibited lipid accumulation, triglyceride content, and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) activity during adipocyte differentiation of 3T3 L1 cells. The mRNA levels of genes involved in fatty acid synthesis, such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ), CCAAT/enhancer binding protein-α (CEBP-α), adipocyte protein 2 (aP2), acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), fatty acid synthase (FAS), and stearoylcoenzyme A desaturase-1 (SCD-1), were suppressed by TBEs...
July 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704556/a-comparative-study-revealed-first-insights-into-the-diversity-and-metabolisms-of-the-microbial-communities-in-the-sediments-of-pacmanus-and-desmos-hydrothermal-fields
#10
Hai-Liang Wang, Jian Zhang, Qing-Lei Sun, Chao Lian, Li Sun
Currently, little is known about the microbial diversity in the sediments of Pacmanus and Desmos hydrothermal fields in Manus Basin. In this study, Illumina-based sequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic analysis were conducted to investigate the microbial populations and metabolic profiles in the sediments from four different regions in Pacmanus and Desmos hydrothermal fields. It was found that Gammaproteobacteria and Thaumarchaeota were the most abundant bacterial and archaeal populations, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695583/quantitative-13-c-isotope-labelling-based-analysis-to-elucidate-the-influence-of-environmental-parameters-on-the-production-of-fermentative-aromas-during-wine-fermentation
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Stéphanie Rollero, Jean-Roch Mouret, Audrey Bloem, Isabelle Sanchez, Anne Ortiz-Julien, Jean-Marie Sablayrolles, Sylvie Dequin, Carole Camarasa
Nitrogen and lipids are key nutrients of grape must that influence the production of fermentative aromas by wine yeast, and we have previously shown that a strong interaction exists between these two nutrients. However, more than 90% of the acids and higher alcohols (and their acetate ester derivatives) were derived from intermediates produced by the carbon central metabolism (CCM). The objective of this study was to determine how variations in nitrogen and lipid resources can modulate the contribution of nitrogen and carbon metabolisms for the production of fermentative aromas...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693220/remodeling-of-energy-metabolism-by-a-ketone-body-and-medium-chain-fatty-acid-suppressed-the-proliferation-of-ct26-mouse-colon-cancer-cells
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Yui Kadochi, Shiori Mori, Rina Fujiwara-Tani, Yi Luo, Yukiko Nishiguchi, Shingo Kishi, Kiyomu Fujii, Hitoshi Ohmori, Hiroki Kuniyasu
Normal and cancerous cells are suggested to have differential utilization of fatty acids and ketone bodies, which could be exploited in cancer therapy. The present study examined the effect of 3-hydroxybutyric acid (3-HBA), which is a ketone body generating acetyl-CoA, and lauric acid (LAA, C12:0), which is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid translocated to mitochondria in a carnitine-independent manner to produce acetyl-CoA, on the energy metabolism of mouse CT26 colon cancer cells. In CT26 cells expressing 3-HBA and LAA transporters, 3-HBA and LAA reduced cell proliferation, mitochondrial volume and lactate production, and increased oxidative stress, particularly in low-glucose conditions...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690621/different-mutations-endowing-resistance-to-acetyl-coa-carboxylase-inhibitors-results-in-changes-in-ecological-fitness-of-lolium-rigidum-populations
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Maor Matzrafi, Ofri Gerson, Baruch Rubin, Zvi Peleg
Various mutations altering the herbicide target site (TS), can lead to structural modifications that decrease binding efficiency and results in herbicide resistant weed. In most cases, such a mutation will be associated with ecological fitness penalty under herbicide free environmental conditions. Here we describe the effect of various mutations, endowing resistance to acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase) inhibitors, on the ecological fitness penalty of Lolium rigidum populations. The TS resistant populations, MH (substitution of isoleucine 1781 to leucine) and NO (cysteine 2088 to arginine), were examined and compared to a sensitive population (AL)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690119/cholesterol-lowering-effect-of-aralia-elata-miq-seem-via-the-activation-of-srebp-2-and-the-ldl-receptor
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Kyung-A Hwang, Yu-Jin Hwang, Jin Song
BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia causes arteriosclerosis, a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Prevention of hyperlipidemia by improving dietary habits has recently attracted attention. In this regard, we investigated whether Aralia elata (Miq.) Seem (AE) extract inhibits hepatic cholesterol accumulation and modulate the cellular signaling pathway. METHODS: To determine AE's cholesterol regulating mechanism, we measured cholesterol level, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase activity and cholesterol regulating-related gene expression in HepG2 cells and in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced mice using ELISA and RT-PCR assay...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689661/nuclear-acetyl-coa-production-by-acly-promotes-homologous-recombination
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Sharanya Sivanand, Seth Rhoades, Qinqin Jiang, Joyce V Lee, Joseph Benci, Jingwen Zhang, Salina Yuan, Isabella Viney, Steven Zhao, Alessandro Carrer, Michael J Bennett, Andy J Minn, Aalim M Weljie, Roger A Greenberg, Kathryn E Wellen
While maintaining the integrity of the genome and sustaining bioenergetics are both fundamental functions of the cell, potential crosstalk between metabolic and DNA repair pathways is poorly understood. Since histone acetylation plays important roles in DNA repair and is sensitive to the availability of acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA), we investigated a role for metabolic regulation of histone acetylation during the DNA damage response. In this study, we report that nuclear ATP-citrate lyase (ACLY) is phosphorylated at S455 downstream of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) and AKT following DNA damage...
July 1, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689265/aerobic-glycolysis-hypothesis-through-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-in-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Alexandre Vallée, Yves Lecarpentier, Rémy Guillevin, Jean-Noël Vallée
Exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by molecular mechanisms responsible for the initiation of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Inflammatory processes are associated with upregulation of the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway in exudative AMD. We focus this review on the link between WNT/beta-catenin pathway activation and neovascular progression in exudative AMD through activation of aerobic glycolysis for production of angiogenic factors. Increased WNT/beta-catenin pathway involves hexokinase 2 (HK2) and pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688216/molecular-aspects-of-diabetes-mellitus-resistin-microrna-and-exosome
#17
Mohammad Javad Saeedi Borujeni, Ebrahim Esfandiary, Gholamreza Taheripak, Pilar Codoñer-Franch, Eulalia Alonso-Iglesias, Hamed Mirzaei
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is known as one of important common endocrine disorders which could due to deregulation of a variety of cellular and molecular pathways. A large numbers studies indicated that various pathogenesis events including mutation, serin phosphorylation and increasing/decreasing expression of many genes could contribute to initiation and progression of DM. Insulin resistance is one of important factors which could play critical roles in DM pathogenesis. It has been showed that insulin resistance via targeting a sequence of cellular and molecular pathways (e...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688166/triheptanoin-for-the-treatment-of-brain-energy-deficit-a-14-year-experience
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REVIEW
Fanny Mochel
Triheptanoin is an odd-chain triglyceride with anaplerotic properties-that is, replenishing the pool of metabolic intermediates in the Krebs cycle. Unlike even-chain fatty acids metabolized to acetyl-CoA only, triheptanoin can indeed provide both acetyl-CoA and propionyl-CoA, two key carbon sources for the Krebs cycle. Triheptanoin was initially used in patients with long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders. The first demonstration of the possible benefit of triheptanoin for brain energy deficit came from a patient with pyruvate carboxylase deficiency, a severe metabolic disease that affects anaplerosis in the brain...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687006/glycolytic-reprogramming-through-pck2-regulates-tumor-initiation-of-prostate-cancer-cells
#19
Jiangsha Zhao, Jieran Li, Teresa W M Fan, Steven X Hou
Tumor-initiating cells (TICs) play important roles in tumor progression and metastasis. Identifying the factors regulating TICs may open new avenues in cancer therapy. Here, we show that TIC-enriched prostate cancer cell clones use more glucose and secrete more lactate than TIC-low clones. We determined that elevated levels of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase isoform 2 (PCK2) are critical for the metabolic switch and the maintenance of TICs in prostate cancer. Information from prostate cancer patient databases revealed that higher PCK2 levels correlated with more aggressive tumors and lower survival rates...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684700/proteomics-analysis-reveals-an-important-role-for-the-ppar-signaling-pathway-in-dbdct-induced-hepatotoxicity-mechanisms
#20
Yunlan Li, Xinxin Liu, Lin Niu, Qingshan Li
A patented organotin di-n-butyl-di-(4-chlorobenzohydroxamato)tin (DBDCT) with high a antitumor activity was designed, however, its antitumor and toxic mechanisms have not yet been clearly illustrated. Hepatic proteins of DBDCT-treated rats were identified and analyzed using LC-MS/MS with label-free quantitative technology. In total, 149 differentially expressed proteins were successfully identified. Five protein and mRNA expressions were involved in the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) signaling pathway, including a scavenger receptor (CD36), adipocyte fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4), enoyl-CoA hydratase (EHHADH), acetyl-CoA acyltransferase 1 (ACAA1), and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) in DBDCT-treated Rat Liver (BRL) cells...
July 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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