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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230818/post-chornobyl-remote-radiation-effects-on-human-sperm-and-seminal-plasma-characteristics
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S V Andreychenko, A V Klepko, L V Gorban, O A Motryna, L V Grubska, O V Trofimenko
AIM: The research was aimed on analysis of the remote consequences of Chornobyl accident on the reproductive function of men adult residing in Ukraine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 232 male volunteers with mean age of 34 years (range 20-47) from 5 different regions of Ukraine (Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Poltava, and Kyiv city) were enrolled in cross-sectional studies of long term radiation effects on seminal plasma and sperm. All manipulations, analysis and classification of ejaculates were done accordingly to WHO recommendations...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226317/neuroprotective-effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-on-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-induced-brain-injury-in-rats
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Shiyu Tang, Su Xu, Xin Lu, Rao P Gullapalli, Mary C McKenna, Jaylyn Waddell
Perinatal hypoxia ischemia (HI) is a significant cause of brain injury in surviving infants. Although hypothermia improves outcomes in some infants, additional therapies are needed since about 40% of infants still have a poor outcome. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR), an acetylated derivative of L-carnitine, protected against early changes in brain metabolites and mitochondrial function after HI on postnatal day (PND) 7 in a rat pup model of near-term HI injury. However, its efficacy in long-term structural and functional outcomes remains unexplored...
February 23, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223293/the-loss-of-macrophage-fatty-acid-oxidation-does-not-potentiate-systemic-metabolic-dysfunction
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Elsie Gonzalez-Hurtado, Jieun Lee, Joseph Choi, Ebru S Selen Alpergin, Samuel L Collins, Maureen R Horton, Michael J Wolfgang
Fatty acid oxidation in macrophages has been suggested to play a causative role in high-fat diet-induced metabolic dysfunction, particularly in the etiology of adipose driven insulin resistance. To understand the contribution of macrophage fatty acid oxidation directly to metabolic dysfunction in high-fat diet-induced obesity, we generated mice with a myeloid-specific knockout of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 2 (CPT2 Mϕ-KO), an obligate step in mitochondrial long-chain fatty acid oxidation. While fatty acid oxidation was clearly induced upon IL-4 stimulation, fatty acid oxidation deficient CPT2 Mϕ-KO bone marrow derived macrophages (BMDM) displayed canonical markers of M2 polarization following IL-4 stimulation in vitro...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220319/cfd-assessment-of-the-effect-of-convective-mass-transport-on-the-intracellular-clearance-of-intracellular-triglycerides-in-macrosteatotic-hepatocytes
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Gabriel Yarmush, Lucas Santos, Joshua Yarmush, Srivathsan Koundinyan, Mubasher Saleem, Nir I Nativ, Martin L Yarmush, Francois Berthiaume, Timothy J Maguire, Chris Guaghan
Donor livers available to transplant for patients with end-stage liver disease are in severe shortage. One possible avenue to expand the donor pool is to recondition livers that would be otherwise discarded due to excessive fat content. Severely steatotic livers (also known as fatty livers) are highly susceptible to ischemia-reperfusion injury and as a result, primary liver non-function post-transplantation. Prior studies in isolated perfused rat livers suggest that "defatting" may be possible in a timeframe of a few hours; thus, it is conceivable that fatty liver grafts could be recovered by machine perfusion to clear stored fat from the organ prior to transplantation...
February 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220056/a-lipidomic-and-metabolomic-serum-signature-from-nonhuman-primates-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation
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Evan L Pannkuk, Evagelia C Laiakis, Tytus D Mak, Giuseppe Astarita, Simon Authier, Karen Wong, Albert J Fornace
INTRODUCTION: Due to dangers associated with potential accidents from nuclear energy and terrorist threats, there is a need for high-throughput biodosimetry to rapidly assess individual doses of radiation exposure. Lipidomics and metabolomics are becoming common tools for determining global signatures after disease or other physical insult and provide a "snapshot" of potential cellular damage. OBJECTIVES: The current study assesses changes in the nonhuman primate (NHP) serum lipidome and metabolome 7 days following exposure to ionizing radiation (IR)...
May 2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217401/presence-of-arachidonoyl-carnitine-is-associated-with-adverse-cardiometabolic-responses-in-hypertensive-patients-treated-with-atenolol
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Liming Weng, Yan Gong, Jeffrey Culver, Stephen J Gardell, Christopher Petucci, Alison M Morse, Reginald F Frye, Stephen T Turner, Arlene Chapman, Eric Boerwinkle, John Gums, Amber L Beitelshees, Peggy R Borum, Julie A Johnson, Timothy J Garrett, Lauren M McIntyre, Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff
INTRODUCTION: Atenolol, a commonly prescribed β blocker for hypertension, is also associated with adverse cardiometabolic effects such as hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia. Knowledge of the mechanistic underpinnings of these adverse effects of atenolol is incomplete. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify biomarkers associated with risk for these untoward effects of atenolol. We measured baseline blood serum levels of acylcarnitines (ACs) that are involved in a host of different metabolic pathways, to establish associations with adverse cardiometabolic responses after atenolol treatment...
October 2016: Metabolomics: Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217037/lung-injury-induced-skeletal-muscle-wasting-in-aged-mice-is-linked-to-alterations-in-long-chain-fatty-acid-metabolism
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D Clark Files, Amro Ilaiwy, Traci L Parry, Kevin W Gibbs, Chun Liu, James R Bain, Osvaldo Delbono, Michael J Muehlbauer, Monte S Willis
INTRODUCTION: Older patients are more likely to acquire and die from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and muscle weakness may be more clinically significant in older persons. Recent data implicate muscle ring finger protein 1 (MuRF1) in lung injury-induced skeletal muscle atrophy in young mice and identify an alternative role for MuRF1 in cardiac metabolism regulation through inhibition of fatty acid oxidation. OBJECTIVES: To develop a model of lung injury-induced muscle wasting in old mice and to evaluate the skeletal muscle metabolomic profile of adult and old acute lung injury (ALI) mice...
August 2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199883/acetyl-l-carnitine-protects-dopaminergic-nigrostriatal-pathway-in-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-the-rat
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Siamak Afshin-Majd, Keyhan Bashiri, Zahra Kiasalari, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Reza Sedaghat, Mehrdad Roghani
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder and the second most common neurodegenerative disease worldwide in which nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons within substantia nigra pars compacta (SNC) are lost, with clinical motor and non-motor symptoms including bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity, stooping posture and cognitive deficits. This study was undertaken to evaluate the neuroprotective potential of acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) against unilateral striatal 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced model of PD and to explore some involved mechanisms...
February 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197778/evaluating-effects-of-l-carnitine-on-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Koichi Fujisawa, Taro Takami, Yumi Fukui, Luiz Fernando Quintanilha, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Naoki Yamamoto, Isao Sakaida
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells showing potential for use in regenerative medicine. Culture techniques that are more stable and methods for the more efficient production of MSCs with therapeutic efficacy are needed. We evaluate the effects of growing bone marrow (Bm)-derived MSCs in the presence of L-carnitine, which is believed to promote lipid metabolism and to suppress apoptosis. The presence of L-carnitine decreased the degree of drug-induced apoptosis and suppressed adipogenic differentiation...
February 14, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180063/carnitine-acetyltransferase-crat-expression-in-macrophages-is-dispensable-for-nutrient-stress-sensing-and-inflammation
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Emily L Goldberg, Vishwa Deep Dixit
OBJECTIVE: Fatty acid oxidation in macrophages is thought to regulate inflammatory status and insulin-sensitivity. An important unanswered question in this field is whether carnitine acetyl-transferase (CrAT) that regulates fatty acid oxidation and mitochondrial acetyl-CoA balance is required to integrate nutrient stress sensing to inflammatory response in macrophages. METHODS: Mice with myeloid lineage-specific Crat deletion were subjected to several metabolic stressors, including high-fat diet-induced obesity, fasting, and LPS-induced endotoxemia...
February 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168106/untargeted-metabolomics-approach-for-unraveling-robust-biomarkers-of-nutritional-status-in-fasted-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
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Ruben Gil-Solsona, Jaime Nácher-Mestre, Leticia Lacalle-Bergeron, Juan Vicente Sancho, Josep Alvar Calduch-Giner, Félix Hernández, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
A metabolomic study has been performed to identify sensitive and robust biomarkers of malnutrition in farmed fish, using gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) as a model. The metabolomic fingerprinting of serum from fasted fish was assessed by means of ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. More than 15,000 different m/z ions were detected and Partial Least Squares-Discriminant analysis allowed a clear differentiation between the two experimental groups (fed and 10-day fasted fish) with more than 90% of total variance explained by the two first components...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163216/possible-promoting-effects-of-melatonin-leptin-and-alcar-on-regeneration-of-the-sciatic-nerve
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Mehmet Emin Onger, Suleyman Kaplan, Ömür Gülsüm Deniz, Gamze Altun, Berrin Zuhal Altunkaynak, Kemal Balcı, Stefania Raimondo, Stefano Geuna
Peripheral nerve injury is a widespread and disabling condition that can impair the individual's daily life. Studies involving medications that may positively affect peripheral nerve regeneration are rare. The aim of this study was to investigate new treatments after peripheral nerve injury using various neuroprotectants, melatonin, alcar and leptin, in the regenerative process in an experimental rat model. Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into eight groups containing equal number of animals. Intraperitoneal injection of melatonin (50mg/kg, for 21days), leptin (1mg/kg, for 21days) and acetyl-l-carnitine (50mg/kg, for six weeks) was performed postoperatively...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161804/tryptophan-depletion-under-conditions-that-imitate-insulin-resistance-enhances-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-induces-endothelial-dysfunction-through-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-and-independent-pathways
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Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Georgios Pissas, Maria Sounidaki, Georgia Antoniadi, Christos Rountas, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Loannis Stefanidis
In atherosclerosis-associated pathologic entities characterized by malnutrition and inflammation, L-tryptophan (TRP) levels are low. Insulin resistance is an independent cardiovascular risk factor and induces endothelial dysfunction by increasing fatty acid oxidation. It is also associated with inflammation and low TRP levels. Low TRP levels have been related to worse cardiovascular outcome. This study evaluated the effect of TRP depletion on endothelial dysfunction under conditions that imitate insulin resistance...
February 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161696/l-carnitine-ameliorates-the-decrease-of-aquaporin-2-levels-in-rats-with-cisplatin-induced-kidney-injury
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Jianjun Gao, Zhaoyan Gu, Min Li, Yongxing Xu, Yuehua Gao, Jiamei Wei, Boran Liang, Yu Na
BACKGROUND: It has been found that L-carnitine ameliorated cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats. However, the detailed role of L-carnitine in improving the renal urinary concentration function in cisplatin-induced AKI is not fully understood. METHODS: In this study, 30 Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into 5 groups: control, cisplatin (CIS), L-carnitine (CAR), L-carnitine plus cisplatin (CAR + CIS), and cisplatin plus L-carnitine (CIS + CAR) groups...
February 4, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152637/l-arginine-in-the-treatment-of-valproate-overdose-five-clinical-cases
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Verena Schrettl, Norbert Felgenhauer, Christian Rabe, Malkanthi Fernando, Florian Eyer
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid and its metabolites - particularly valproyl-CoA - are inhibitors of the enzyme N-acetylglutamate synthetase. The amino acid l-arginine can stimulate N-acetylglutamate synthetase activity and could be potentially used therapeutically to correct hyperammonemia caused by valproate therapy or overdose. Severely valproic-acid-poisoned patients are usually treated with l-carnitine or hemodialysis in order to decrease hyperammonemia. We herein report of five cases, in which l-arginine was administered...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152052/choline-and-methionine-differentially-alter-methyl-carbon-metabolism-in-bovine-neonatal-hepatocytes
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Tawny L Chandler, Heather M White
Intersections in hepatic methyl group metabolism pathways highlights potential competition or compensation of methyl donors. The objective of this experiment was to examine the expression of genes related to methyl group transfer and lipid metabolism in response to increasing concentrations of choline chloride (CC) and DL-methionine (DLM) in primary neonatal hepatocytes that were or were not exposed to fatty acids (FA). Primary hepatocytes isolated from 4 neonatal Holstein calves were maintained as monolayer cultures for 24 h before treatment with CC (61, 128, 2028, and 4528 μmol/L) and DLM (16, 30, 100, 300 μmol/L), with or without a 1 mmol/L FA cocktail in a factorial arrangement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141959/plasma-l-carnitine-levels-of-obese-and-non-obese-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients
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Fatih Celik, Mesut Kose, Mehmet Yilmazer, Gülengül N Köken, Dagistan Tolga Arioz, Mine Kanat Pektas
It is well-known that plasma L-carnitine concentrations are significantly decreased in obese individuals. A study showed that L-carnitine concentrations are significantly lower in lean PCOS patients than in lean healthy women. Thus, it has been suggested that lowered L-carnitine is associated with PCOS. This study also showed that the women with PCOS had significantly lower L-carnitine levels than those of the healthy controls. In addition, this study hypothesised that low L-carnitine levels in PCOS patients were associated with obesity and/or insulin resistance...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139067/the-effects-of-graded-levels-of-calorie-restriction-ix-global-metabolomic-screen-reveals-modulation-of-carnitines-sphingolipids-and-bile-acids-in-the-liver-of-c57bl-6-mice
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Cara L Green, Sharon E Mitchell, Davina Derous, Yingchun Wang, Luonan Chen, Jing-Dong J Han, Daniel E L Promislow, David Lusseau, Alex Douglas, John R Speakman
Calorie restriction (CR) remains the most robust intervention to extend lifespan and improve health span. Using a global mass spectrometry-based metabolomic approach, we identified 193 metabolites that were significantly differentially expressed (SDE) in the livers of C57BL/6 mice, fed graded levels of CR (10, 20, 30 and 40% CR) compared to mice fed ad libitum for 12 h a day. The differential expression of metabolites also varied with the different feeding groups. Pathway analysis revealed that graded CR had an impact on carnitine synthesis and the carnitine shuttle pathway, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) signalling and methionine metabolism...
January 31, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138186/relationship-of-seminal-free-l-carnitine-with-functional-spermatozoal-characteristics-results-from-an-observational-study-conducted-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-karachi-pakistan
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Syed Danish Haseen Ahmed, Shahid Ahsan, Tehseen Iqbal, Syed Intesar Ahmed Burney
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of seminal free L-carnitine with functional spermatozoal characteristics. METHODS: This observational study was conducted at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, from August 2009 to June 2013, and comprised fertile and infertile subjects. Semen analysis was performed and reported for its volume, sperm count, motility and morphology according to the World Health Organisation's guidelines. Seminal free L-carnitine was estimated by high-performance liquid chromatography...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129603/metabolomics-for-informing-adverse-outcome-pathways-androgen-receptor-activation-and-the-pharmaceutical-spironolactone
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J M Davis, D R Ekman, D M Skelton, C A LaLone, G T Ankley, J E Cavallin, D L Villeneuve, T W Collette
One objective in developing adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) is to connect biological changes that are relevant to risk assessors (i.e., fecundity) to molecular and cellular-level alterations that might be detectable at earlier stages of a chemical exposure. Here, we examined biochemical responses of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) to inform an AOP relevant to spironolactone's activation of the androgen receptor, as well as explore other biological impacts possibly unrelated to this receptor. Liquid chromatography with high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-MS) was used to measure changes in endogenous polar metabolites in livers of male and female fish that were exposed to five water concentrations of spironolactone (0, 0...
March 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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