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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334892/inhibition-of-homologous-phosphorolytic-ribonucleases-by-citrate-may-represent-an-evolutionarily-conserved-communicative-link-between-rna-degradation-and-central-metabolism
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Carlanne M Stone, Louise E Butt, Joshua C Bufton, Daniel C Lourenco, Darren M Gowers, Andrew R Pickford, Paul A Cox, Helen A Vincent, Anastasia J Callaghan
Ribonucleases play essential roles in all aspects of RNA metabolism, including the coordination of post-transcriptional gene regulation that allows organisms to respond to internal changes and environmental stimuli. However, as inherently destructive enzymes, their activity must be carefully controlled. Recent research exemplifies the repertoire of regulatory strategies employed by ribonucleases. The activity of the phosphorolytic exoribonuclease, polynucleotide phosphorylase (PNPase), has previously been shown to be modulated by the Krebs cycle metabolite citrate in Escherichia coli...
March 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334508/dietary-fatty-acids-influence-sperm-quality-and-function
#2
A Ferramosca, N Moscatelli, M Di Giacomo, V Zara
Recently, obesity has been linked to male infertility. In animal models the administration of a high-fat diet caused a reduction in sperm quality, by impairing gamete energy metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate a possible effect of dietary fatty acids supplementation in the modulation of sperm energy metabolism and, in turn, in the improvement of sperm quality in rats fed a high-fat diet. Sexually mature male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups and fed for 4 weeks a standard diet (control group), a high-fat diet (enriched in 35% of fat and 15% sucrose), a high-fat diet supplemented with 2...
March 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323986/chronic-intranasal-insulin-does-not-affect-hepatic-lipids-but-lowers-circulating-bcaas-in-healthy-male-subjects
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Thomas Scherer, Peter Wolf, Sabina Smajis, Melania Gaggini, Martina Hackl, Amalia Gastaldelli, Peter Klimek, Elisa Einwallner, Rodrig Marculescu, Anton Luger, Clemens Fürnsinn, Siegfried Trattnig, Christoph Buettner, Martin Krššák, Michael Krebs
Context: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and elevated circulating branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are common characteristics of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In rodents, brain insulin signaling controls both hepatic triglyceride secretion and BCAA catabolism. Whether brain insulin signaling controls similar metabolic pathways in humans is unknown. Objective: Here we assessed if intranasal insulin, a method to preferentially deliver insulin to the central nervous system, is able to modulate hepatic lipid content and plasma BCAAs in humans...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323480/creatine-supplementation-and-doxorubicin-induced-skeletal-muscle-dysfunction-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Eric C Bredahl, David S Hydock
Supplementing the diet with creatine (Cr) to manage chemotherapy-induced skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue has potential, but little has been done exploring it as an intervention. This study examined the effects of Cr on skeletal muscle dysfunction induced by the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin (Dox). Soleus and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) from male Sprague-Dawley rats maintained in an organ bath were incubated in Krebs-Henseleit (KH) buffer with or without creatine monohydrate (25 mM) for 30 min. Skeletal muscle was then incubated in KH buffer with or without Dox (24 μM) for an additional 30 min...
March 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323263/corrigendum-trans-presentation-of-il-6-by-dendritic-cells-is-required-for-the-priming-of-pathogenic-th17-cells
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Sylvia Heink, Nir Yogev, Christoph Garbers, Marina Herwerth, Lilian Aly, Christiane Gasperi, Veronika Husterer, Andrew L Croxford, Katja Möller-Hackbarth, Harald S Bartsch, Karl Sotlar, Stefan Krebs, Tommy Regen, Helmut Blum, Bernhard Hemmer, Thomas Misgeld, Thomas F Wunderlich, Juan Hidalgo, Mohamed Oukka, Stefan Rose-John, Marc Schmidt-Supprian, Ari Waisman, Thomas Korn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323106/implications-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-in-cultured-human-sertoli-cells-glycolytic-and-oxidative-profile
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Tânia R Dias, Marco G Alves, Joaquina Silva, Alberto Barros, Mário Sousa, Susana Casal, Branca M Silva, Pedro F Oliveira
Sertoli cells are crucial for the success of spermatogenesis, which is the biological process that ensures male fertility. These cells present high metabolic rates, being often subjected to high oxidative stress levels that, if uncontrolled, may compromise male fertility. Since the most abundant tea catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has demonstrated a potent preventive activity against oxidative stress, we have evaluated its effect at concentrations of 5 and 50μM, on the metabolism, mitochondrial functionality and oxidative profile of human Sertoli cells (hSCs)...
March 17, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300753/krebs-cycle-intermediates-protective-against-oxidative-stress-by-modulating-the-level-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-neuronal-ht22-cells
#7
Kenta Sawa, Takumi Uematsu, Yusuke Korenaga, Ryuya Hirasawa, Masatoshi Kikuchi, Kyohei Murata, Jian Zhang, Xiaoqing Gai, Kazuichi Sakamoto, Tomoyuki Koyama, Takumi Satoh
Krebs cycle intermediates (KCIs) are reported to function as energy substrates in mitochondria and to exert antioxidants effects on the brain. The present study was designed to identify which KCIs are effective neuroprotective compounds against oxidative stress in neuronal cells. Here we found that pyruvate, oxaloacetate, and α-ketoglutarate, but not lactate, citrate, iso-citrate, succinate, fumarate, or malate, protected HT22 cells against hydrogen peroxide-mediated toxicity. These three intermediates reduced the production of hydrogen peroxide-activated reactive oxygen species, measured in terms of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate fluorescence...
March 16, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298624/strong-antibiotic-production-is-correlated-with-highly-active-oxidative-metabolism-in-streptomyces-coelicolor-m145
#8
Catherine Esnault, Thierry Dulermo, Aleksey Smirnov, Ahmed Askora, Michelle David, Ariane Deniset-Besseau, Ian-Barry Holland, Marie-Joelle Virolle
The Streptomyces genus is well known for its ability to produce bio-active secondary metabolites of great medical interest. However, the metabolic features accompanying these bio-productions remain to be defined. In this study, the comparison of related model strains producing differing levels of actinorhoddin (ACT), showed that S. lividans, a weak producer, had high TriAcylGlycerol (TAG) content indicative of a glycolytic metabolism. In contrast, the strong producer, S. coelicolor, was characterized by low TAG content, active consumption of its polyphosphate (PolyP) stores and extremely high ATP/ADP ratios...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295778/the-ricaft-ymca-ylbf-yaat-complex-carries-two-4fe-4s-2-clusters-and-may-respond-to-redox-changes
#9
Andrew W Tanner, Valerie J Carabetta, Ryan J Martinie, Ameya A Mashruwala, Jeffrey M Boyd, Carsten Krebs, David Dubnau
During times of environmental insult, Bacillus subtilis undergoes developmental changes leading to biofilm formation, sporulation and competence. Each of these states is regulated in part by the phosphorylated form of the master response regulator Spo0A (Spo0A∼P). The phosphorylation state of Spo0A is controlled by a multi-component phosphorelay. RicA, RicF and RicT (previously YmcA, YlbF and YaaT) have been shown to be important regulatory proteins for multiple developmental fates. These proteins directly interact and form a stable complex, which has been proposed to accelerate the phosphorelay...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292895/diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-by-desorption-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometric-imaging-of-small-metabolites-and-lipids
#10
Shibdas Banerjee, Richard N Zare, Robert J Tibshirani, Christian A Kunder, Rosalie Nolley, Richard Fan, James D Brooks, Geoffrey A Sonn
Accurate identification of prostate cancer in frozen sections at the time of surgery can be challenging, limiting the surgeon's ability to best determine resection margins during prostatectomy. We performed desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging (DESI-MSI) on 54 banked human cancerous and normal prostate tissue specimens to investigate the spatial distribution of a wide variety of small metabolites, carbohydrates, and lipids. In contrast to several previous studies, our method included Krebs cycle intermediates (m/z <200), which we found to be highly informative in distinguishing cancer from benign tissue...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291335/effect-of-chemical-and-physical-properties-on-the-in-vitro-degradation-of-3d-printed-high-resolution-poly-propylene-fumarate-scaffolds
#11
Jason M Walker, Emily Bodamer, Olivia Krebs, YuanYuan Luo, Alex P Kleinfehn, Matthew L Becker, David Dean
Two distinct molecular masses of poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) are combined with an additive manufacturing process to fabricate highly complex scaffolds possessing controlled chemical properties and porous architecture. Scaffolds were manufactured with two polymer molecular masses and two architecture styles. Degradation was assessed in an accelerated in vitro environment. The purpose of the degradation study is not to model or mimic in vivo degradation, but to efficiently compare the effect of modulating scaffold properties...
March 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288045/lower-extremity-pseudomyogenic-hemangioendothelioma-on-bone-scintigraphy-and-pet-ct
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Simone Krebs, Serena Monti, Natasha Lewis, Alessandro Luciano, Lapo Rastrelli, Lorenzo Mannelli
An otherwise healthy 33-year-old man presents with new pain involving the right leg. Radiographs of the femur showed scattered lucent lesions. An MRI of the knee demonstrated nonspecific cortical-based lesions. Biopsy confirmed pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma. MDP bone scan and F-FDG PET/CT were obtained to evaluate for extent of disease demonstrating disease limited to the bone of the right leg. Interestingly, the FDG and MDP uptake and CT appearance of the disease were not entirely concordant, with some lesions being lytic on CT and associated with FDG and MDP uptake, other lesions being CT silent and either MDP or FDG avid...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286708/transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-metabolic-switches-and-surface-remodeling-as-key-processes-for-stage-transition-in-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Luisa Berná, Maria Laura Chiribao, Gonzalo Greif, Matias Rodriguez, Fernando Alvarez-Valin, Carlos Robello
American trypanosomiasis is a chronic and endemic disease which affects millions of people. Trypanosoma cruzi, its causative agent, has a life cycle that involves complex morphological and functional transitions, as well as a variety of environmental conditions. This requires a tight regulation of gene expression, which is achieved mainly by post-transcriptional regulation. In this work we conducted an RNAseq analysis of the three major life cycle stages of T. cruzi: amastigotes, epimastigotes and trypomastigotes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281851/antibacterial-activity-and-biofilm-inhibition-by-surface-modified-titanium-alloy-medical-implants-following-application-of-silver-titanium-dioxide-and-hydroxyapatite-nanocoatings
#14
A Besinis, S D Hadi, H R Le, C Tredwin, R D Handy
One of the most common causes of implant failure is peri-implantitis, which is caused by bacterial biofilm formation on the surfaces of dental implants. Modification of the surface nanotopography has been suggested to affect bacterial adherence to implants. Silver nanoparticles are also known for their antibacterial properties. In this study, titanium alloy implants were surface modified following silver plating, anodisation and sintering techniques to create a combination of silver, titanium dioxide and hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocoatings...
March 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278587/functionality-of-albumin-derived-perfluorocarbon-based-artificial-oxygen-carriers-in-the-langendorff-heart-%C3%A2
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Anna Wrobeln, Klaus D Schlüter, Jürgen Linders, Manfred Zähres, Christian Mayer, Michael Kirsch, Katja B Ferenz
The aim of this study was to prove whether albumin-derived perfluorocarbon-based nanoparticles (capsules) can operate as a novel artificial oxygen carrier in a rat Langendorff-heart perfusion model. Hearts perfused with capsules showed increased left ventricular pressure and rate pressure product compared to hearts perfused with pure Krebs-Henseleit (KH)-buffer. The capsules prevented the myocardium from functional fail when in their absence a noxious ischemia was observed. Capsules did not change rheological properties of KH-buffer and could repeatedly reload with oxygen...
February 8, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277890/analysis-of-spatiotemporal-pattern-and-quantification-of-gastrointestinal-slow-waves-caused-by-anticholinergic-drugs
#16
Kelvin K L Wong, Lauren C Y Tang, Jerry Zhou, Vincent Ho
Anticholinergic drugs are well-known to cause adverse effects, such as constipation, but their effects on baseline contractile activity in the gut driven by slow waves is not well established. In a video-based gastrointestinal motility monitoring (GIMM) system, a mouse's small intestine was placed in Krebs solution and recorded using a high definition camera. Untreated controls were recorded for each specimen, then treated with a therapeutic concentration of the drug, and finally, treated with a supratherapeutic dose of the drug...
February 23, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275858/erratum-to-blood-trace-evidence-on-washed-textiles-a-systematic-approach
#17
Carolin Edler, A Gehl, J Kohwagner, M Walther, O Krebs, C Augustin, A Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275490/erroneous-diagnosis-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-based-on-small-biopsies-with-far-reaching-consequences-case-report-of-a-typical-carcinoid-tumor
#18
Ioannis Kyritsis, Bettina Krebs, Sandra Kampe, Dirk Theegarten, Clemens Aigner, Stefan Welter
Although neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the lung are frequently discussed together, carcinoids are very different from high-grade small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). SCLC is found in heavy-smoking, older patients, whereas smoking is not strongly associated with carcinoid tumors. We present the case of a 46-year-old never smoking woman who was misdiagnosed with SCLC. The patient was not responsive to radio-chemotherapy plus prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI); she had a typical carcinoid (TC) tumor according to the final pathology report...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275485/serum-kl-6-and-surfactant-protein-d-as-monitoring-and-predictive-markers-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-and-mixed-connective-tissue-disease
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Koji Okudela, Tae Iwasawa, Tamiko Takemura, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is frequent complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). The disease is heterogeneous, and its outcome is unpredictable. Some patients have severe and progressive deterioration of ILD, which is the leading cause of mortality. We aimed to determine whether serum levels of Krebs von den Lungen-6 (KL-6) and surfactant protein-D (SP-D) correlate with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD activity. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 40 patients with SSc/MCTD-associated ILD: 29 patients with SSc and 11 patients with MCTD...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273139/the-mitochondrial-alternative-oxidase-aox1-is-needed-to-cope-with-respiratory-stress-but-dispensable-for-pathogenic-development-in-ustilago-maydis
#20
Christian A Cárdenas-Monroy, Thomas Pohlmann, Gabriela Piñón-Zárate, Genaro Matus-Ortega, Guadalupe Guerra, Michael Feldbrügge, Juan Pablo Pardo
The mitochondrial alternative oxidase is an important enzyme that allows respiratory activity and the functioning of the Krebs cycle upon disturbance of the respiration chain. It works as a security valve in transferring excessive electrons to oxygen, thereby preventing potential damage by the generation of harmful radicals. A clear biological function, besides the stress response, has so far convincingly only been shown for plants that use the alternative oxidase to generate heat to distribute volatiles. In fungi it was described that the alternative oxidase is needed for pathogenicity...
2017: PloS One
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