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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093636/agmatine-modulates-the-phenotype-of-macrophage-acute-phase-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#1
Jae Hwan Kim, Jae Young Kim, Chin Hee Mun, Minah Suh, Jong Eun Lee
Agmatine is a decarboxylated arginine by arginine decarboxylase. Agmatine is known to be a neuroprotective agent. It has been reported that agmatine works as a NMDA receptor blocker or a competitive nitric oxide synthase inhibitor in CNS injuries. In spinal cord injury, agmatine showed reduction of neuropathic pain, improvement of locomotor function, and neuroprotection. Macrophage is a key cellular component in neuroinflammation, a major cause of impairment after spinal cord injury. Macrophage has subtypes, M1 and M2 macrophages...
October 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080167/novel-route-for-agmatine-catabolism-in-aspergillus-niger-4-guanidinobutyrase-assay
#2
Tejaswani Saragadam, Narayan S Punekar
The enzyme 4-guanidinobutyrase (GBase) catalyzes the hydrolysis of 4-guanidinobutyric acid (GB) to 4-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and urea. Here we describe methods to estimate urea and GABA that were suitably adapted from the published literature. The urea is determined by colorimetric assay using modified Archibald's method. However, the low sensitivity of this method often renders it impractical to perform fine kinetic analysis. To overcome this limitation, a high sensitive method for detecting GABA is exploited that can even detect 1 μM of GABA in the assay mixture...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061813/effect-of-agmatine-sulfate-on-modulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-via-pi3k-akt-1-in-ht1080-cells
#3
Hyejeong Kim, Moon-Moo Kim
BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which agmatine sulfate induces an anti-metastatic effect in human HT1080 fibrosarcoma cells, by affecting matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the experiments, we used a non-toxic concentration of agmatine, below 512 μM, that was determined using an MTT assay. The effect of agmatine sulfate on metastasis was gelatin zymography, western blot, immunofluorescence staining and cell invasion assay...
November 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044148/structural-and-mechanistic-analysis-of-drosophila-melanogaster-agmatine-n-acetyltransferase-an-enzyme-that-catalyzes-the-formation-of-n-acetylagmatine
#4
Daniel R Dempsey, Derek A Nichols, Matthew R Battistini, Orville Pemberton, Santiago Rodriguez Ospina, Xiujun Zhang, Anne-Marie Carpenter, Brian G O'Flynn, James W Leahy, Ankush Kanwar, Eric M Lewandowski, Yu Chen, David J Merkler
Agmatine N-acetyltransferase (AgmNAT) catalyzes the formation of N-acetylagmatine from acetyl-CoA and agmatine. Herein, we provide evidence that Drosophila melanogaster AgmNAT (CG15766) catalyzes the formation of N-acetylagmatine using an ordered sequential mechanism; acetyl-CoA binds prior to agmatine to generate an AgmNAT•acetyl-CoA•agmatine ternary complex prior to catalysis. Additionally, we solved a crystal structure for the apo form of AgmNAT with an atomic resolution of 2.3 Å, which points towards specific amino acids that may function in catalysis or active site formation...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031903/agmatine-inhibits-chronic-morphine-exposure-induced-impairment-of-hippocampal-neural-progenitor-proliferation-in-adult-rats
#5
Ying Liu, Guan-Yi Lu, Wen-Qiang Chen, Yun-Feng Li, Ning Wu, Jin Li
Our previous studies have shown that agmatine inhibited opioid dependence, yet the neural mechanism remains unclear. Growing evidence showed that opioids decrease neurogenesis in the adult hippocampal subgranular zone by inhibiting neural progenitor proliferation. However, whether agmatine affects chronic opioid exposure-induced impairment to hippocampal neural progenitor cell proliferation remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated the role of agmatine in hippocampal neural progenitors in morphine dependence rats...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022602/a-novel-cuznins-quantum-dot-based-ecl-sensing-system-for-lysophosphatidic-acid-detection
#6
Xueqian Chen, Wenying Gui, Hua Liu, Qiang Ma
In this paper, a novel electrochemiluminescence (ECL) sensor for lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) detection was developed. LPA consists of a phosphate "head" group, a "linker" region illustrated by glycerol, and a fatty acyl chain as a lipophilic "tail". The water-soluble quaternary CuInZnS quantum dots (QDs) were modified with agmatine (AGM) molecules as an ECL luminophore. On the one hand, the guanidine groups on the QDs can capture the hydrophilic head of LPA with high selectivity. On the other hand, the electrochemically reduced graphene nanosheets (GNs) modified on the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) surface can bind the LPA lipophilic tail...
October 23, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988949/structure-of-the-guanidine-iii-riboswitch
#7
Lin Huang, Jia Wang, Timothy J Wilson, David M J Lilley
Riboswitches are structural elements found in mRNA molecules that couple small-molecule binding to regulation of gene expression, usually by controlling transcription or translation. We have determined high-resolution crystal structures of the ykkC guanidine III riboswitch from Thermobifida fusca. The riboswitch forms a classic H-type pseudoknot that includes a triple helix that is continuous with a central core of conserved nucleotides. These form a left-handed helical ramp of inter-nucleotide interactions, generating the guanidinium cation binding site...
November 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911343/validation-study-of-maxsignal-%C3%A2-histamine-enzymatic-assay-for-the-detection-of-histamine-in-fish-seafood
#8
Swapna Gone, Nicolas Kosa, Joseph Krebs
Bioo Scientific Corp. has developed a rapid enzymatic quantitative assay for the determination of histamine inseafood. Fresh/frozen tuna, canned tuna, pouched tuna, and frozen mahi mahi samples were used for the validation study under the specific guidelines of the AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested Methods(SM) program. Recoveries ranged from 82 to 107% at concentrations ranging from 6 to 72 ppm, with RSDr values between 0.8 and 6.5% (6-72 ppm). The linearity of the assay ranged from 0 to 108 ppm, with R² values exceeding 0...
September 15, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893640/agmatine-attenuates-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-reaction-in-rats
#9
Inci Turan, Hale Sayan Ozacmak, V Haktan Ozacmak, Figen Barut, Mehmet Araslı
AIMS: Oxidative stress and inflammatory response are major factors causing several tissue injuries in intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Agmatine has been reported to attenuate I/R injury of various organs. The present study aims to analyze the possible protective effects of agmatine on intestinal I/R injury in rats. MAIN METHODS: Four groups were designed: sham control, agmatine-treated control, I/R control, and agmatine-treated I/R groups. IR injury of small intestine was induced by the occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery for half an hour to be followed by a 3-hour-long reperfusion...
November 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842257/antidepressant-and-pro-neurogenic-effects-of-agmatine-in-a-mouse-model-of-stress-induced-by-chronic-exposure-to-corticosterone
#10
Gislaine Olescowicz, Vivian B Neis, Daiane B Fraga, Priscila B Rosa, Dayane P Azevedo, Fernando Falkenburger Melleu, Patricia S Brocardo, Joana Gil-Mohapel, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues
Agmatine is an endogenous neuromodulator that has been shown to have beneficial effects in the central nervous system, including antidepressant-like effects in animals. In this study, we investigated the ability of agmatine (0.1mg/kg, p.o.) and the conventional antidepressant fluoxetine (10mg/kg, p.o.) to reverse the behavioral effects and morphological alterations in the hippocampus of mice exposed to chronic corticosterone (20mg/kg, p.o.) treatment for a period of 21days as a model of stress and depressive-like behaviors...
August 24, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837867/the-inhibition-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-oxidative-stress-by-agmatine-attenuates-vascular-dysfunction-in-rat-acute-endotoxemic-model
#11
Mohammed S El-Awady, Manar A Nader, Maha H Sharawy
Vascular dysfunction leading to hypotension is a major complication in patients with septic shock. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) together with oxidative stress play an important role in development of vascular dysfunction in sepsis. Searching for an endogenous, safe and yet effective remedy was the chief goal for this study. The current study investigated the effect of agmatine (AGM), an endogenous metabolite of l-arginine, on sepsis-induced vascular dysfunction induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in rats...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777310/anti-atherosclerotic-action-of-agmatine-in-apoe-knockout-mice
#12
Anna Wiśniewska, Rafał Olszanecki, Justyna Totoń-Żurańska, Katarzyna Kuś, Aneta Stachowicz, Maciej Suski, Anna Gębska, Mariusz Gajda, Jacek Jawień, Ryszard Korbut
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease in which dysfunction of mitochondria play an important role, and disorders of lipid management intensify this process. Agmatine, an endogenous polyamine formed by decarboxylation of arginine, exerts a protective effect on mitochondria and modulates fatty acid metabolism. We investigated the effect of exogenous agmatine on the development of atherosclerosis and changes in lipid profile in apolipoprotein E knockout (apoE-/-) mice. Agmatine caused an approximate 40% decrease of atherosclerotic lesions, as estimated by en face and cross-section methods with an influence on macrophage but not on smooth muscle content in the plaques...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747403/agmatine-multifunctional-arginine-metabolite-and-magic-bullet-in-clinical-neuroscience
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REVIEW
Gregor Laube, Hans-Gert Bernstein
Agmatine, the decarboxylation product of arginine, was largely neglected as an important player in mammalian metabolism until the mid-1990s, when it was re-discovered as an endogenous ligand of imidazoline and α2-adrenergic receptors. Since then, a wide variety of agmatine-mediated effects have been observed, and consequently agmatine has moved from a wallflower existence into the limelight of clinical neuroscience research. Despite this quantum jump in scientific interest, the understanding of the anabolism and catabolism of this amine is still vague...
July 26, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725942/l-arginine-supplementation-prevents-allodynia-and-hyperalgesia-in-painful-diabetic-neuropathic-rats-by-normalizing-plasma-nitric-oxide-concentration-and-increasing-plasma-agmatine-concentration
#14
Lusliany J Rondón, M C Farges, N Davin, B Sion, A M Privat, M P Vasson, A Eschalier, C Courteix
PURPOSE: Neuropathic pain is a common diabetic complication. It is characterized by symptoms of spontaneous and stimulus-evoked pain including hyperalgesia and allodynia. L-Arginine is a common precursor of many metabolites of biological interest, in particular, nitric oxide (NO), ornithine, and hence polyamines. In central nervous system, NO, glutamate, and polyamines share an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-mediated effect. We hypothesized that a variation in arginine metabolism caused by diabetes may contribute to development and maintenance of neuropathic pain and to the worsening of clinical and biological signs of diabetes...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716421/dual-functioning-of-plant-arginases-provides-a-third-route-for-putrescine-synthesis
#15
Jigar Patel, Menaka Ariyaratne, Sheaza Ahmed, Lingxiao Ge, Vipaporn Phuntumart, Andrea Kalinoski, Paul F Morris
Two biosynthetic routes are known for putrescine, an essential plant metabolite. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) converts ornithine directly to putrescine, while a second route for putrescine biosynthesis utilizes arginine decarboxylase (ADC) to convert arginine to agmatine, and two additional enzymes, agmatine iminohydrolase (AIH) and N-carbamoyl putrescine aminohydrolase (NLP1) to complete this pathway. Here we show that plants can use ADC and arginase/agmatinase (ARGAH) as a third route for putrescine synthesis...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715875/acute-orexigenic-effect-of-agmatine-involves-interaction-between-central-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-and-gabaergic-receptors
#16
Brijesh Gulabrao Taksande, Omi Sharma, Manish Manohar Aglawe, Mayur Bhimrao Kale, Dinesh Yugraj Gawande, Milind Janraoji Umekar, Nandkishor Ramdas Kotagale
Agmatine and GABA have been abundantly expressed in brain nuclei involved in regulation of energy homeostasis and promoting stimulation of food intake in rodents. However, their mutual interaction, if any, in the elicitation of feeding behavior is largely remains unclear. The current study provides experimental evidence for the possible interaction of agmatine, adrenergic and GABAergic systems in stimulation of feeding in satiated rats. Satiated rats fitted with intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) cannulae and were administered agmatine, alone or jointly with (a) GABAA receptor agonist, muscimol, diazepam or antagonist bicuculline and flumazenil, GABAA positive modulator, allopregnanolone or negative modulator of GABAA receptor, dehydroepiandrosterone (b) In view of the high affinity of agmatine for α2-adrenoceptors and the close association between α2-adrenoceptors and GABAergic system, the effect of their modulators on feeding elicited by agmatine/GABAergic agonists were also examined...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694189/structural-studies-on-the-decameric-s-%C3%A2-typhimurium-arginine-decarboxylase-adc-pyridoxal-5-phosphate-binding-induces-conformational-changes
#17
G Deka, S R Bharath, H S Savithri, M R N Murthy
Enteric pathogens such as Salmonella typhimurium colonize the human gut in spite of the lethal acidic pH environment (pH < 2.5) due to the activation of inducible acid tolerance response (ATR) systems. The pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme, biodegradative arginine decarboxylase (ADC, encoded by AdiA), is a component of an ATR system. The enzyme consumes a cytoplasmic proton in the process of arginine degradation to agmatine. Arginine-agmatine antiporter (AdiC) exchanges the product agmatine for arginine...
September 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694067/pharmacological-analysis-of-the-inhibition-produced-by-moxonidine-and-agmatine-on-the-vasodepressor-sensory-cgrpergic-outflow-in-pithed-rats
#18
Eloísa Rubio-Beltrán, Alejandro Labastida-Ramírez, Oswaldo Hernández-Abreu, Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink, Carlos M Villalón
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) plays a role in several (patho)physiological functions, and modulation of its release is considered a therapeutic target. In this respect, electrical spinal (T9--T12) stimulation of the perivascular sensory outflow in pithed rats produces vasodepressor responses mediated by CGRP release. This study investigated the role of imidazoline I1 and I2 receptors in the inhibition by moxonidine and agmatine of these vasodepressor responses. Male Wistar pithed rats (pretreated i...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689970/structural-dynamics-of-zika-virus-ns2b-ns3-protease-binding-to-dipeptide-inhibitors
#19
Yan Li, Zhenzhen Zhang, Wint Wint Phoo, Ying Ru Loh, Weiling Wang, Shuang Liu, Ming Wei Chen, Alvin W Hung, Thomas H Keller, Dahai Luo, CongBao Kang
The NS2B-NS3 viral protease is an attractive drug target against Zika virus (ZIKV) due to its importance in viral replication and maturation. Here we report the crystal structure of protease in complex with a dipeptide inhibitor, Acyl-KR-aldehyde (compound 1). The aldehyde moiety forms a covalent bond with the catalytic Ser(135) of NS3. The Arg and Lys residues in the inhibitor occupy the S1 and S2 sites of the protease, respectively. Nuclear magnetic resonance studies demonstrate that the complex is in the closed conformation in solution...
August 1, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587687/physiological-importance-of-polyamines
#20
Yasser Y Lenis, Mohammed A Elmetwally, Juan G Maldonado-Estrada, Fuller W Bazer
Polyamines are polycationic molecules that contain two or more amino groups (-NH3 +) and are present in all eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Polyamines are synthesized from arginine, ornithine, and proline, and from methionine as the methyl-group donor. In the traditional pathway for polyamine synthesis, arginase converts arginine into ornithine, which is decarboxylated by ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1) to generate putrescine. The latter is converted to spermidine and spermine. Recent studies have indicated the existence of 'non-classical pathways' for the generation of putrescine from arginine and proline in animal cells...
June 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
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