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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098355/a-comparative-study-on-composition-and-antioxidant-activities-of-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-hexane-and-ethanol-extracts-from-blackberry-rubus-fruticosus-growing-in-poland
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Anna Wajs-Bonikowska, Agnieszka Stobiecka, Radosław Bonikowski, Agnieszka Krajewska, Magdalena Sikora, Józef Kula
BACKGROUND: Large quantities of blackberry seeds are produced as a pomace during the processing of juice and jam production - this by-product is a very interesting raw material both for oil manufacturing and as a source of bioactive compounds. In this work the composition, yield and antioxidant activity of three types of Rubus fructicosus pomace extracts isolated by liquid-extraction using solvents of different polarity, as well with supercritical CO2 fluid extraction have been compared...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096377/comparative-genomics-reveals-convergent-evolution-between-the-bamboo-eating-giant-and-red-pandas
#2
Yibo Hu, Qi Wu, Shuai Ma, Tianxiao Ma, Lei Shan, Xiao Wang, Yonggang Nie, Zemin Ning, Li Yan, Yunfang Xiu, Fuwen Wei
Phenotypic convergence between distantly related taxa often mirrors adaptation to similar selective pressures and may be driven by genetic convergence. The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and red panda (Ailurus fulgens) belong to different families in the order Carnivora, but both have evolved a specialized bamboo diet and adaptive pseudothumb, representing a classic model of convergent evolution. However, the genetic bases of these morphological and physiological convergences remain unknown. Through de novo sequencing the red panda genome and improving the giant panda genome assembly with added data, we identified genomic signatures of convergent evolution...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096191/allosteric-modulation-of-the-substrate-specificity-of-acyl-coa-wax-alcohol-acyltransferase-2-awat2
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Jason M Arne, Made Airanthi K Widjaja-Adhi, Taylor Hughes, Kevin W Huynh, Josie A Silvaroli, Sylwia Chelstowska, Vera Y Moiseenkova-Bell, Marcin Golczak
The esterification of alcohols with fatty acids is a universal mechanism to form inert storage forms of sterols, di- and triacylglycerols, and retinoids. In ocular tissues, formation of retinyl esters is an essential step in the enzymatic regeneration of the visual chromophore (11-cis-retinal). Acyl-CoA wax alcohol acyltransferase 2 (AWAT2), also known as multifunctional O-acyltransferase (MFAT), is an integral membrane enzyme with a broad substrate specificity that has been shown to preferentially esterify 11-cis-retinol and thus contribute to formation of readily available pool of cis retinoids in the eye...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095736/development-of-multifunctional-foods
#4
Koji Yamada
Foods contain various biologically active substances with extent physiological effects. Among them, some substances, such as dietary fibers, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants, exert multiple activities. In addition, combinational uses of some components, such as sesamin and α-tocopherol, enhance their biological effects each other. The expression of multiple effect leads to the production of multifunctional foods which prevent the occurrence of various diseases. Furthermore, synergic effects between biologically active substances allow us to decrease the dose of each component, which lead to the improvement of safety and reduction of production cost of multifunctional foods...
January 18, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095627/melatonin-regulates-lipid-metabolism-in-porcine-oocytes
#5
Jun-Xue Jin, Sanghoon Lee, Anukul Taweechaipaisankul, Geon A Kim, Byeong Chun Lee
It is being increasingly recognized that the processes of lipogenesis and lipolysis are important for providing an essential energy source during oocyte maturation and embryo development. Recent studies demonstrated that melatonin has a role in lipid metabolism regulation, including lipogenesis, lipolysis and mitochondrial biogenesis. In this study, we attempted to investigate the effects of melatonin on lipid metabolism during porcine oocyte in vitro maturation. Melatonin treatment significantly enhanced the number of lipid droplets (LDs) and upregulated gene expression related to lipogenesis (ACACA, FASN, PPARγ, and SREBF1)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093767/progress-in-modification-of-sunflower-oil-to-expand-its-industrial-value
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REVIEW
Saeed Rauf, Nazia Jamil, Sultan Ali Tariq, Maria Khan, Maria Kausar, YalcinKaya
Increasing the sunflower seed oil content as well as improving its quality makes it compatible for industrial demands. This is an important breeding objective of sunflower which increases its market value and ensures high returns for the producers. The present review focuses on determining the progress of improving sunflower seed oil content and modifying its quality by empirical and advanced molecular breeding methods. It is known that the oil content and quality of sunflower oil have been altered through empirical selection methods and mutation breeding programs in various parts of the world...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093073/application-of-meta-omics-techniques-to-understand-greenhouse-gas-emissions-originating-from-ruminal-metabolism
#7
REVIEW
Robert J Wallace, Timothy J Snelling, Christine A McCartney, Ilma Tapio, Francesco Strozzi
Methane emissions from ruminal fermentation contribute significantly to total anthropological greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. New meta-omics technologies are beginning to revolutionise our understanding of the rumen microbial community structure, metabolic potential and metabolic activity. Here we explore these developments in relation to GHG emissions. Microbial rumen community analyses based on small subunit ribosomal RNA sequence analysis are not yet predictive of methane emissions from individual animals or treatments...
January 16, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088424/comparison-between-conjugated-linoleic-acid-and-essential-fatty-acids-in-preventing-oxidative-stress-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#8
L Basiricò, P Morera, D Dipasquale, A Tröscher, U Bernabucci
Some in vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated protective effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers against oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation. However, only a few and conflicting studies have been conducted showing the antioxidant potential of essential fatty acids. The objectives of the study were to compare the effects of CLA to other essential fatty acids on the thiol redox status of bovine mammary epithelia cells (BME-UV1) and their protective role against oxidative damage on the mammary gland by an in vitro study...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088293/the-essentiality-of-arachidonic-acid-in-addition-to-docosahexaenoic-acid-for-brain-growth-and-function
#9
Akiko Harauma, Hidemi Yasuda, Erisa Hatanaka, Manabu T Nakamura, Norman Salem, Toru Moriguchi
The essentiality of arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for growth and brain function using delta-6-desaturase knockout (D6D-KO) mice and a novel artificial rearing method was investigated. Newborn male wild type (WT) and homozygous D6D-KO pups were separated from their dams within 48h and fed artificial milk containing α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid (Cont), or supplemented with ARA, DHA or both (ARA+DHA). After weaning, each group was fed diets similar to artificial milk in fatty acid composition for 7 weeks...
January 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087294/bioactive-metabolites-of-docosahexaenoic-acid
#10
REVIEW
Ondrej Kuda
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid that is recognized as a beneficial dietary constituent and as a source of the anti-inflammatory specialized proresolving mediators (SPM): resolvins, protectins and maresins. Apart from SPMs, other metabolites of DHA also exert potent biological effects. This article summarizes current knowledge on the metabolic pathways involved in generation of DHA metabolites. Over 70 biologically active metabolites have been described, but are often discussed separately within specific research areas...
January 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080041/in-vitro-reconstitution-and-optimization-of-the-entire-pathway-to-convert-glucose-into-fatty-acid
#11
Zheng Liu, Yuchen Zhang, Xiaoge Jia, Mengzhu Hu, Zixin Deng, Yancheng Xu, Tiangang Liu
Glucose and fatty acids play essential physiological roles in nearly all living organisms and the pathway that converts glucose into fatty acid is pivotal to the central metabolic network. We have successfully reconstituted a pathway that converts glucose to fatty acid in vitro using 30 purified proteins. Through systematic titration and optimization of the glycolytic pathway and pyruvate dehydrogenase, we increased the yield of free fatty acid from non-detectable to a level that exceeded 9% of the theoretical yield...
January 12, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079617/manipulation-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-colitis-a-comprehensive-review
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Kristina L Leinwand, Mark E Gerich, Edward J Hoffenberg, Colm B Collins
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong disease of the gastrointestinal tract whose annual incidence and prevalence is on the rise. Current immunosuppressive therapies available for treatment of IBD offer limited benefits and lose effectiveness, exposing a significant need for the development of novel therapies. In the clinical setting, cannabis has been shown to provide patients with IBD symptomatic relief, although the underlying mechanisms of their anti-inflammatory effects remain unclear...
January 10, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078801/abnormal-pollen-vacuolation1-apv1-is-required-for-male-fertility-by-contributing-to-anther-cuticle-and-pollen-exine-formation-in-maize
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Yamuna Somaratne, Youhui Tian, Hua Zhang, Mingming Wang, Yanqing Huo, Fengge Cao, Li Zhao, Huabang Chen
Anther cuticle and pollen exine are the major protective barriers against various stresses. The proper functioning of genes expressed in the tapetum is vital for the development of pollen exine and anther cuticle. In this study, we report a tapetum-specific gene, Abnormal Pollen Vacuolation1 (APV1), in maize that affects anther cuticle and pollen exine formation. The apv1 mutant was completely male sterile. Its microspores were swollen, less vacuolated, with a flat and empty anther locule. In the mutant, the anther epidermal surface was smooth, shiny, and plate-shaped compared with the three-dimensional crowded ridges and randomly formed wax crystals on the epidermal surface of the wild type...
January 12, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076367/a-chemogenomic-screen-reveals-novel-snf1p-ampk-independent-regulators-of-acetyl-coa-carboxylase
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Bruno L Bozaquel-Morais, Juliana B Madeira, Thiago M Venâncio, Thiago Pacheco-Rosa, Claudio A Masuda, Monica Montero-Lomeli
Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (Acc1p) is a key enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis and is essential for cell viability. To discover new regulators of its activity, we screened a Saccharomyces cerevisiae deletion library for increased sensitivity to soraphen A, a potent Acc1p inhibitor. The hits identified in the screen (118 hits) were filtered using a chemical-phenotype map to exclude those associated with pleiotropic drug resistance. This enabled the identification of 82 ORFs that are genetic interactors of Acc1p. The main functional clusters represented by these hits were "transcriptional regulation", "protein post-translational modifications" and "lipid metabolism"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073929/improving-heterologous-production-of-phenylpropanoids-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by-tackling-an-unwanted-side-reaction-of-tsc13-an-endogenous-double-bond-reductase
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Beata Joanna Lehka, Michael Eichenberger, Walden Emil Bjørn-Yoshimoto, Katherina Garcia Vanegas, Nicolaas Buijs, Niels Bjerg Jensen, Jane Dannow Dyekjær, Håvard Jenssen, Ernesto Simon, Michael Naesby
Phenylpropanoids, such as flavonoids and stilbenoids, are of great commercial interest, and their production in S. cerevisiae is a very promising strategy. However, to achieve commercially viable production, each step of the process must be optimized. We looked at carbon loss, known to occur in the heterologous flavonoid pathway in yeast, and identified an endogenous enzyme, the enoyl reductase Tsc13, which turned out to be responsible for the accumulation of phloretic acid via reduction of p-coumaroyl-CoA...
January 10, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073535/new-oxylipins-produced-at-the-end-of-a-diatom-bloom-and-their-effects-on-copepod-reproductive-success-and-gene-expression-levels
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Chiara Lauritano, Giovanna Romano, Vittoria Roncalli, Angela Amoresano, Carolina Fontanarosa, Mauro Bastianini, Federica Braga, Ylenia Carotenuto, Adrianna Ianora
Diatoms are dominant photosynthetic organisms in the world's oceans and are considered essential in the transfer of energy to higher trophic levels. However, these unicellular organisms produce secondary metabolites deriving from the oxidation of fatty acids, collectively termed oxylipins, with negative effects on predators, such as copepods, that feed on them (e.g. reduction in survival, egg production and hatching success) and, indirectly, on higher trophic levels. Here, a multidisciplinary study (oxylipin measurements, copepod fitness, gene expression analyses, chlorophyll distribution, phytoplankton composition, physico-chemical characteristics) was carried out at the end of the spring diatom bloom in April 2011 in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea) in order to deeply investigate copepod-diatom interactions, chemical communication and response pathways...
May 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073401/proteome-analysis-reveals-differential-expression-of-proteins-involved-in-triacylglycerol-accumulation-by-rhodococcus-jostii-rha1-after-addition-of-methyl-viologen
#17
José S Dávila Costa, Roxana A Silva, Lars Leichert, Héctor M Alvarez
Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 is able to degrade toxic compounds and accumulate high amount of triacylglycerols (TAG) upon nitrogen starvation. These NADPH-dependent processes are essential for the adaptation of rhodococci to fluctuating environmental conditions. In this study, we used a mass spectrometry (MS)-based, label-free, and quantitative proteomic approach to better understand the integral response of R. jostii RHA1 to the presence of methyl viologen (MV) in relation with the synthesis and accumulation of TAG...
January 10, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070312/investigation-of-nutritional-properties-of-three-species-of-marine-turban-snails-for-human-consumption
#18
Roslizawati Ab Lah, Joshua Smith, Dale Savins, Ashley Dowell, Daniel Bucher, Kirsten Benkendorff
Turban snails (family Turbinidae) are gastropod molluscs that are harvested for human consumption yet little is known about the nutritional properties of these snails, particularly from Australian waters. This study compares the proximate composition (ash, moisture, protein, and lipid content), fatty acid profiles, mineral, and trace element content of three species of turbinid snails; Turbo militaris, Lunella undulata, and Lunella torquata from northern New South Wales, Australia. They were all found to have relatively high protein in their flesh (16...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065757/fats-for-thoughts-an-update-on-brain-fatty-acid-metabolism
#19
Adele Romano, Justyna Barbara Koczwara, Cristina Anna Gallelli, Daniele Vergara, Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura, Silvana Gaetani, Anna Maria Giudetti
Brain fatty acid (FA) metabolism deserves a close attention not only for its energetic aspects but also because FAs and their metabolites/derivatives are able to influence many neural functions, contributing to brain pathologies or representing potential targets for pharmacological and/or nutritional interventions. Glucose is the preferred energy substrate for the brain, whereas the role of FAs is more marginal. In conditions of decreased glucose supply ketone bodies, mainly formed by FA oxidation, are the alternative main energy source...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065480/influence-of-different-intravenous-lipid-emulsions-on-fatty-acid-status-and-laboratory-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adult-patients-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition-a-systematic-review
#20
Charis J Jones, Philip C Calder
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intravenous lipid emulsions (IVLEs) are a key component in long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN), providing energy and essential fatty acids (EFAs). Modification of the fatty acid (FA) composition of IVLEs may lead to changes in metabolic responses and cell and tissue function, providing opportunity for clinical improvements. Studies have suggested that, in place of conventional pure soybean oil (SO)-based IVLEs, which have a high omega-6 FA content, alternative IVLEs with different FA profiles may have beneficial effects...
December 31, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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