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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805888/development-of-small-intestinal-enzyme-activities-and-their-relationship-with-some-gut-regulatory-peptides-in-grazing-sheep
#1
C L Wang, X Lang, P J Wu, D P Casper, F D Li
Growth depends on an animal's capacity to digest and assimilate ingested nutrients, and insufficient supply and impairment will constrain lamb growth. Eight groups of Alpine Finewool lambs were harvested on 0, 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 42, and 56 d to measure pH and enzymatic activities in the duodenum, proximal jejunum, middle jejunum, distal jejunum, and ileum mucosa or digesta. From the duodenum to the ileum the pH of intestinal mucosa and digesta increased, whereas pH changed very little with age. The trypsin, chymotrypsin, lipase, lactase, and α-amylase activities observed at birth decreased by d 3, followed by a nonuniform enzymatic response in the small intestine...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805698/artemisia-iwayomogi-extract-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-hypertriglyceridemia-in-mice-potential-involvement-of-the-adiponectin-ampk-pathway-and-very-low-density-lipoprotein-assembly-in-the-liver
#2
Jinhui Lee, Vikram P Narayan, Eun Young Hong, Wan Kyunn Whang, Taesun Park
This study aimed to examine the protective effect of Artemisia iwayomogi extract (AI) against hypertriglyceridemia induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) in mice and to uncover the underlying molecular mechanisms. C57BL/6N mice were fed chow, HFD, HFD + 0.1% AI, HFD + 0.25% AI, or HFD + 0.5% AI for 10 weeks. The addition of 0.25% and 0.5% AI resulted in dose-dependent improvements in the major parameters of hypertriglyceridemia, including plasma triglyceride, free fatty acids, apolipoprotein B, and lipoprotein lipase, with parallel reductions in body weight gain, hepatic lipid accumulation, and insulin resistance...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805665/the-role-of-solvent-accessible-leu-208-of-cold-active-pseudomonas-fluorescens-strain-ams8-lipase-in-interfacial-activation-substrate-accessibility-and-low-molecular-weight-esterification-in-the-presence-of-toluene
#3
Norhayati Yaacob, Nor Hafizah Ahmad Kamarudin, Adam Thean Chor Leow, Abu Bakar Salleh, Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman, Mohd Shukuri Mohamad Ali
The alkaline cold-active lipase from Pseudomonas fluorescens AMS8 undergoes major structural changes when reacted with hydrophobic organic solvents. In toluene, the AMS8 lipase catalytic region is exposed by the moving hydrophobic lid 2 (Glu-148 to Gly-167). Solvent-accessible surface area analysis revealed that Leu-208, which is located next to the nucleophilic Ser-207 has a focal function in influencing substrate accessibility and flexibility of the catalytic pocket. Based on molecular dynamic simulations, it was found that Leu-208 strongly facilitates the lid 2 opening via its side-chain...
August 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804986/effects-of-hydroxycitric-acid-on-lipid-droplet-accumulation-in-chicken-embryos
#4
Mengling Peng, Longlong Li, Lei Yu, Chongyang Ge, Haitian Ma
This study was conducted to determine the impact of (-)-hydroxycitric acid ((-)-HCA) on biochemical indices and lipid metabolism parameters in chicken embryos. Two hundred and forty fertilized eggs were divided into six groups and injected with (-)-HCA at concentrations of 0, 0.1, 0.5, 1.0, 10.0 and 50 mg/kg (n = 40). After 19 days of incubation, serum and liver were collected for analysis of biochemical indices and lipid metabolism parameters. Results showed no significant differences on serum biochemical indices: 1-50 mg/kg (-)-HCA significantly increased serum glucose and hepatic glycogen contents (P < 0...
August 14, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804516/the-role-of-sebelipase-alfa-in-the-treatment-of-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency
#5
REVIEW
Angelika L Erwin
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LALD) is a lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) characterized either by infantile onset with fulminant clinical course and very poor prognosis or childhood/adult-onset disease with an attenuated phenotype. The disorder is often misdiagnosed or remains undiagnosed in children and adults due to a rather unspecific clinical presentation with dyslipidemia and steatohepatitis. Until recently, no good treatment options were available for LALD. Despite supportive and symptomatic therapies, death occurred before 1 year of age in patients with infantile-onset disease and patients with childhood/adult-onset LALD suffered from significant complications, such as liver cirrhosis, requiring liver transplantation and early-onset cardiovascular disease...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802640/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-influence-of-liver-fibrosis-stages-on-characteristics-of-very-low-density-lipoproteins
#6
Diego Lucero, Verónica Miksztowicz, Gisela Gualano, Cristina Longo, Graciela Landeira, Estela Álvarez, Valeria Zago, Fernando Brites, Gabriela Berg, Eduardo Fassio, Laura Schreier
BACKGROUND: We evaluated possible changes in VLDLcharacteristics, and metabolic related factors, in MetS-associated NAFLD and accompanying liver fibrosis. METHODS: We studied 36 MetS patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD (MetS+NAFLD) and 24 MetS without ultrasound NAFLD evidence. Further, MetS+NAFLD was sub-divided according to fibrosis stage into, non-to-moderate (F0-F2, n=27) and severe (F3-F4, n=9) fibrosis. We measured: lipid profile, VLDL composition and size (size exclusion-HPLC), CETP and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activities and adiponectin...
August 9, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801319/pet10p-is-a-yeast-perilipin-that-stabilizes-lipid-droplets-and-promotes-their-assembly
#7
Qiang Gao, Derk D Binns, Lisa N Kinch, Nick V Grishin, Natalie Ortiz, Xiao Chen, Joel M Goodman
Pet10p is a yeast lipid droplet protein of unknown function. We show that it binds specifically to and is stabilized by droplets containing triacylglycerol (TG). Droplets isolated from cells with a PET10 deletion strongly aggregate, appear fragile, and fuse in vivo when cells are cultured in oleic acid. Pet10p binds early to nascent droplets, and their rate of appearance is decreased in pet10Δ Moreover, Pet10p functionally interacts with the endoplasmic reticulum droplet assembly factors seipin and Fit2 to maintain proper droplet morphology...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797651/biological-effects-and-chemical-characterization-of-iris-schachtii-markgr-extracts-a-new-source-of-bioactive-constituents
#8
Andrei Mocan, Gokhan Zengin, Adriano Mollica, Ahmet Uysal, Erdogan Gunes, Gianina Crișan, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
This study gathers information about the effects of different extracts (methanol and water) from rhizomes and aerial parts of Iris schachtii on selected enzymes (cholinesterases, alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase, tyrosinase and lipase) as well as on their antioxidant capacities and antimutagenic properties in relation with their phenolic composition. The chemical composition was assessed by determining total phenolic and flavonoid content as well as individual phenolic compounds by HPLC-DAD. Moreover, antioxidant abilities of the investigated extracts were tested by using different assays including free radical scavenging (DPPH and ABTS), reducing power (CUPRAC and FRAP), phosphomolybdenum and metal chelating, overall rhizomes being indicated as a superior source of antioxidant compounds...
August 7, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797250/omega-3-fatty-acids-eicosapentaenoic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-and-their-mechanisms-of-action-on-apolipoprotein-b-containing-lipoproteins-in-humans-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Jan Oscarsson, Eva Hurt-Camejo
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological and genetic studies suggest that elevated triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoprotein levels in the circulation increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Prescription formulations of omega-3 fatty acids (OM3FAs), mainly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), reduce plasma TG levels and are approved for the treatment of patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia. Many preclinical studies have investigated the TG-lowering mechanisms of action of OM3FAs, but less is known from clinical studies...
August 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797013/effects-of-berberine-on-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-and-associated-lung-injury
#10
Sun-Bok Choi, Gi-Sang Bae, Il-Joo Jo, Ho-Joon Song, Sung-Joo Park
OBJECTIVES: We set out to examine whether berberine (BBR) might affect the severity of pancreatitis and pancreatitis-associated lung injury in choline-deficient ethionine-supplemented (CDE) diet-induced severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Severe acute pancreatitis was induced by feeding a CDE diet for 3 days. Berberine was administered intraperitoneally during CDE diet. Mice were killed on days 1, 2, and 3 after the onset of CDE diet. The severity of pancreatitis was assessed by evaluating changes to the pancreas and lung and survival rate...
September 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795592/semi-synthetic-thymoquinone-analogs-new-prototypes-as-potential-antihyperlipidemics-in-irradiated-rats
#11
Nashwa H Zaher, Engy R Rashed, Mona A El-Ghazaly
AIM: Thymoquinone (TQ), has been reported to possess strong antihyperlipidemic properties. However, a variety of serious side effects has been reported for TQ. The present study aimed to evaluate the potential antihyperlipidemic activity of newly synthesized TQ analogs. METHODS & RESULTS: first, novel TQ derivatives were studied against radiation-induced dyslipidemia in male rats. Second, the most promising sulfur derivatives (4-7), were further tested to elucidate their possible mechanism(s) of actions...
August 10, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795230/improved-multiplex-pcr-primers-for-rapid-identification-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci
#12
Jonguk Kim, Jisoo Hong, Jeong-A Lim, Sunggi Heu, Eunjung Roh
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are opportunistic pathogens that are currently emerging as causative agents of human disease. Though CNS are widespread in the clinic and food, their precise identification at species level is important. Here, using 16S rRNA sequencing, 55 staphylococcal isolates were identified as S. capitis, S. caprae, S. epidermidis, S. haemolyticus, S. pasteuri, S. saprophyticus, S. warneri, and S. xylosus. Although 16S rRNA sequencing is universally accepted as a standard for bacterial identification, the method did not effectively discriminate closely related species, and additional DNA sequencing was required...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794998/identification-of-lipolytic-enzymes-isolated-from-bacteria-indigenous-to-eucalyptus-wood-species-for-application-in-the-pulping-industry
#13
L Ramnath, B Sithole, R Govinden
This study highlights the importance of determining substrate specificity at variable experimental conditions. Lipases and esterases were isolated from microorganisms cultivated from Eucalyptus wood species and then concentrated (cellulases removed) and characterized. Phenol red agar plates supplemented with 1% olive oil or tributyrin was ascertained to be the most favourable method of screening for lipolytic activity. Lipolytic activity of the various enzymes were highest at 45-61 U/ml at the optimum temperature and pH of between at 30-35 °C and pH 4-5, respectively...
September 2017: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794956/recent-progress-on-deep-eutectic-solvents-in-biocatalysis
#14
REVIEW
Pei Xu, Gao-Wei Zheng, Min-Hua Zong, Ning Li, Wen-Yong Lou
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are eutectic mixtures of salts and hydrogen bond donors with melting points low enough to be used as solvents. DESs have proved to be a good alternative to traditional organic solvents and ionic liquids (ILs) in many biocatalytic processes. Apart from the benign characteristics similar to those of ILs (e.g., low volatility, low inflammability and low melting point), DESs have their unique merits of easy preparation and low cost owing to their renewable and available raw materials...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794466/a-family-of-archaea-like-carboxylesterases-preferentially-expressed-in-the-symbiotic-phase-of-the-mychorrizal-fungus-tuber-melanosporum
#15
Davide Cavazzini, Guido Grossi, Elisabetta Levati, Francesca Vallese, Barbara Montanini, Angelo Bolchi, Giuseppe Zanotti, Simone Ottonello
An increasing number of esterases is being revealed by (meta) genomic sequencing projects, but few of them are functionally/structurally characterized, especially enzymes of fungal origin. Starting from a three-member gene family of secreted putative "lipases/esterases" preferentially expressed in the symbiotic phase of the mycorrhizal fungus Tuber melanosporum ("black truffle"), we show here that these enzymes (TmelEST1-3) are dimeric, heat-resistant carboxylesterases capable of hydrolyzing various short/medium chain p-nitrophenyl esters...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794312/lipase-catalyzed-synthesis-of-oleoyl-lysophosphatidylcholine-by-direct-esterification-in-solvent-free-medium-without-water-removal
#16
Taha Mnasri, Françoise Ergan, Josiane Herault, Gaëlle Pencreac'h
In this work, the synthesis of oleoyl-lysophosphatidylcholine by lipase-catalyzed esterification of glycerophosphocholine (GPC) and free oleic acid in a reaction medium without solvent is presented. The complete solubilisation of GPC, which is a crucial issue in non-polar liquids such as melted free fatty acids, was reached by heating the GPC/oleic acid mixture at high temperature during a short time. The immobilized lipase from Rhizomucor miehei (Lipozyme RM-IM) was shown to catalyze the reaction more efficiently than the immobilized lipases from Thermomyces lanuginosus (Lipozyme TL-IM) and Candida antarctica (Novozym 435)...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794310/structured-mono-and-diacylglycerols-with-a-high-content-of-medium-chain-fatty-acids
#17
Alaina A Esperón-Rojas, R Baeza-Jiménez, Cynthia Cano-Sarmiento, Hugo S García
In the present work, direct enzyme-catalysed esterification of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) from three different sources (Medium chain triacylglycerols, MCT; saponified MCT and a mixture of free MCFA) was evaluated to obtain structured mono- and diacylglycerols. The esterifications were carried out mixing the different sources of MCFA with glycerol at two weight ratios (1:1 and 4:1, w/w), using three immobilized lipases: Novozym 435, Lipozyme RM IM and Lipozyme TL IM; different reaction times (t = 0, 15, 30, 60, 120 min); enzyme loadings (5, 10 or 15% with respect to the total weight of substrates)...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791824/anti-enterococcal-activities-of-pentacyclic-triterpenes
#18
Dorota Wojnicz, Dorota Tichaczek-Goska, Kamila Korzekwa, Marta Kicia, Andrzej Hendrich
BACKGROUND: Asiatic (AA) and ursolic (UA) acids are widely studied phytochemicals, but their antimicrobial properties are still poorly understood. Therefore our research has focused on their activity against uropathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strains. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the influence of AA and UA on the growth, cell morphology, virulence factors and biofilm formation by E. faecalis strains. MATERIAL AND METHODS: AA and UA were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789977/ablation-of-systemic-sirt1-activity-promotes-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-affecting-liver-mesenteric-adipose-tissue-fatty-acid-mobilization
#19
Junrui Cheng, Chun Liu, Kangquan Hu, Andrew Greenberg, Dayong Wu, Lynne M Ausman, Michael W McBurney, Xiang-Dong Wang
Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) has been reported to protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) development. The mechanism of how SIRT1 deacetylase activity affects NAFLD has not been well investigated. The current investigation addressed the causal effect of systemic SIRT1 activity on NAFLD development and the underlying mechanism involved in both liver and mesenteric adipose tissue (MAT). Both SIRT1 homozygous mice ablated the catalytic activity (sirt1(Y/Y)) and their corresponding wild type littermates (WT) were fed a high fat diet (HFD, 60% calories from fat) for 34weeks...
August 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789975/peripheral-neuropeptide-y-differentially-influences-adipogenesis-and-lipolysis-in-chicks-from-lines-selected-for-low-or-high-body-weight
#20
Lingbin Liu, Guoqing Wang, Yang Xiao, Steven L Shipp, Paul B Siegel, Mark A Cline, Elizabeth R Gilbert
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) stimulates appetite and promotes lipid deposition. We demonstrated a differential sensitivity in the food intake response to central NPY in chicks from lines selected for low (LWS) or high (HWS) body weight, but have not reported whether such differences exist in the periphery. At 5days, LWS and HWS chicks were intraperitoneally injected with 0 (vehicle), 60, or 120μg/kg BW NPY and subcutaneous adipose tissue and plasma were collected at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24h (n=12). NPY injection increased glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (G3PDH) activity at 1 and 3h and reduced plasma NEFAs at 1 and 12h...
August 5, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
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