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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424265/effects-of-altered-sialic-acid-biosynthesis-on-n-linked-glycan-branching-and-cell-surface-interactions
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Nam D Pham, Poh-Choo Pang, Soumya Krishnamurthy, Amberlyn M Wands, Paola Grassi, Anne Dell, Stuart M Haslam, Jennifer J Kohler
GNE myopathy is a rare muscle disorder associated with aging and is related to sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), the most common acquired muscle disease of aging. While the cause of sIBM is unknown, GNE myopathy is associated with mutations in UDP-GlcNAc 2-epimerase/ManNAc kinase (GNE). GNE harbors two enzymatic activities required for biosynthesis of sialic acid in mammalian cells. Mutations to both GNE domains are linked to GNE myopathy. However, correlation between mutation-associated reductions in sialic acid production and disease severity is imperfect...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421037/lipid-processing-in-the-brain-a-key-regulator-of-systemic-metabolism
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Kimberley D Bruce, Andrea Zsombok, Robert H Eckel
Metabolic disorders, particularly aberrations in lipid homeostasis, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertriglyceridemia often manifest together as the metabolic syndrome (MetS). Despite major advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of these disorders, the prevalence of the MetS continues to rise. It is becoming increasingly apparent that intermediary metabolism within the central nervous system is a major contributor to the regulation of systemic metabolism. In particular, lipid metabolism within the brain is tightly regulated to maintain neuronal structure and function and may signal nutrient status to modulate metabolism in key peripheral tissues such as the liver...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420139/interplay-between-oxidative-stress-and-nutrient-sensing-signaling-in-the-developmental-origins-of-cardiovascular-disease
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You-Lin Tain, Chien-Ning Hsu
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) presents a global health burden, despite recent advances in management. CVD can originate from early life by so-called "developmental origins of health and disease" (DOHaD). Epidemiological and experimental evidence supports that early-life insults can induce programming of later CVD. Underlying the DOHaD concept, early intervention may offset programming process to prevent the development of CVD, namely reprogramming. Oxidative stress and nutrient sensing signals have been considered to be major mechanisms of cardiovascular programming, while the interplay between these two mechanisms have not been examined in detail...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415598/caloric-restriction-delays-early-phases-of-carcinogenesis-via-effects-on-the-tissue-microenvironment
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Erika Cadoni, Fabio Marongiu, Maura Fanti, Monica Serra, Ezio Laconi
Caloric restriction (CR) is an effective and consistent means to delay aging and the incidence of chronic diseases related to old age, including cancer. However, the precise mechanisms responsible for the beneficial effect of CR on carcinogenic process are yet to be identified.In the present studies the hypothesis was tested that the CR might delay carcinogenesis via modulatory effects exerted on the age-associated, neoplastic-prone tissue microenvironment. Using a well characterized, orthotopic cell transplantation (Tx) system in the rat, preneoplastic hepatocytes isolated from liver nodules were injected into either old syngeneic rats fed ad libitum (AL) or animals of the same age given a CR diet (70% of AL feeding)...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415180/reversals-and-collisions-optimize-protein-exchange-in-bacterial-swarms
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Aboutaleb Amiri, Cameron Harvey, Amy Buchmann, Scott Christley, Joshua D Shrout, Igor S Aranson, Mark Alber
Swarming groups of bacteria coordinate their behavior by self-organizing as a population to move over surfaces in search of nutrients and optimal niches for colonization. Many open questions remain about the cues used by swarming bacteria to achieve this self-organization. While chemical cue signaling known as quorum sensing is well-described, swarming bacteria often act and coordinate on time scales that could not be achieved via these extracellular quorum sensing cues. Here, cell-cell contact-dependent protein exchange is explored as a mechanism of intercellular signaling for the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408483/o-glcnac-cycling-and-the-regulation-of-nucleocytoplasmic-dynamics
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Moriah Eustice, Michelle R Bond, John A Hanover
The dynamic carbohydrate post-translational modification (PTM) O-linked β-N-acetyl glucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is found on thousands of proteins throughout the nucleus and cytoplasm, and rivals phosphorylation in terms of the number of substrates and pathways influenced. O-GlcNAc is highly conserved and essential in most organisms, with disruption of O-GlcNAc cycling linked to diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegeneration. Nuclear pore proteins were the first identified O-GlcNAc-modified substrates, generating intense and ongoing interest in understanding the role of O-GlcNAc cycling in nuclear pore complex structure and function...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408430/the-lysosome-a-crucial-hub-for-ampk-and-mtorc1-signalling
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Bernadette Carroll, Elaine A Dunlop
Much attention has recently been focussed on the lysosome as a signalling hub. Following the initial discovery that localisation of the nutrient-sensitive kinase, mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), to the lysosome was essential for mTORC1 activation, the field has rapidly expanded to reveal the role of the lysosome as a platform permitting the co-ordination of several homeostatic signalling pathways. Much is now understood about how the lysosome contributes to amino acid sensing by mTORC1, the involvement of the energy-sensing kinase, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), at the lysosome and how both AMPK and mTORC1 signalling pathways feedback to lysosomal biogenesis and regeneration following autophagy...
April 13, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407774/ros-signaling-under-metabolic-stress-cross-talk-between-ampk-and-akt-pathway
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Yang Zhao, Xingbin Hu, Yajing Liu, Shumin Dong, Zhaowei Wen, Wanming He, Shuyi Zhang, Qiong Huang, Min Shi
Cancer cells are frequently confronted with metabolic stress in tumor microenvironments due to their rapid growth and limited nutrient supply. Metabolic stress induces cell death through ROS-induced apoptosis. However, cancer cells can adapt to it by altering the metabolic pathways. AMPK and AKT are two primary effectors in response to metabolic stress: AMPK acts as an energy-sensing factor which rewires metabolism and maintains redox balance. AKT broadly promotes energy production in the nutrient abundance milieu, but the role of AKT under metabolic stress is in dispute...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403938/mondoa-chrebp-the-usual-suspects-of-transcriptional-glucose-sensing-implication-in-pathophysiology
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Paul Richards, Sarah Ourabah, Jacques Montagne, Anne-Françoise Burnol, Catherine Postic, Sandra Guilmeau
Identification of the Mondo glucose-responsive transcription factors family, including the MondoA and MondoB/ChREBP paralogs, has shed light on the mechanism whereby glucose affects gene transcription. They have clearly emerged, in recent years, as key mediators of glucose sensing by multiple cell types. MondoA and ChREBP have overlapping yet distinct expression profiles, which underlie their downstream targets and separate roles in regulating genes involved in glucose metabolism. MondoA can restrict glucose uptake and influences energy utilization in skeletal muscle, while ChREBP signals energy storage through de novo lipogenesis in liver and white adipose tissue...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403157/effects-of-age-and-nutritional-state-on-the-expression-of-gustatory-receptors-in-the-honeybee-apis-mellifera
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Nicola K Simcock, Luisa A Wakeling, Dianne Ford, Geraldine A Wright
Gustatory receptors (Grs) expressed in insect taste neurons signal the presence of carbohydrates, sugar alcohols, CO2, bitter compounds and oviposition stimulants. The honeybee (Apis mellifera) has one of the smallest Gr gene sets (12 Gr genes) of any insect whose genome has been sequenced. Honeybees live in eusocial colonies with a division of labour and perform age-dependent behavioural tasks, primarily food collection. Here, we used RT-qPCR to quantify Gr mRNA in honeybees at two ages (newly-emerged and foraging-age adults) to examine the relationship between age-related physiology and expression of Gr genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399805/tno1-a-tgn-localized-snare-interacting-protein-modulates-root-skewing-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Rahul Roy, Diane C Bassham
BACKGROUND: The movement of plant roots within the soil is key to their ability to interact with the environment and maximize anchorage and nutrient acquisition. Directional growth of roots occurs by a combination of sensing external cues, hormonal signaling and cytoskeletal changes in the root cells. Roots growing on slanted, impenetrable growth medium display a characteristic waving and skewing, and mutants with deviations in these phenotypes assist in identifying genes required for root movement...
April 11, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388374/summary-points-and-consensus-recommendations-from-the-international-protein-summit
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Ryan T Hurt, Stephen A McClave, Robert G Martindale, Juan B Ochoa Gautier, Jorge A Coss-Bu, Roland N Dickerson, Daren K Heyland, L John Hoffer, Frederick A Moore, Claudia R Morris, Douglas Paddon-Jones, Jayshil J Patel, Stuart M Phillips, Saúl J Rugeles, Menaka Sarav Md, Peter J M Weijs, Jan Wernerman, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Craig J McClain, Beth Taylor
The International Protein Summit in 2016 brought experts in clinical nutrition and protein metabolism together from around the globe to determine the impact of high-dose protein administration on clinical outcomes and address barriers to its delivery in the critically ill patient. It has been suggested that high doses of protein in the range of 1.2-2.5 g/kg/d may be required in the setting of the intensive care unit (ICU) to optimize nutrition therapy and reduce mortality. While incapable of blunting the catabolic response, protein doses in this range may be needed to best stimulate new protein synthesis and preserve muscle mass...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386438/expression-and-function-of-atp-dependent-potassium-channels-in-zebrafish-islet-%C3%AE-cells
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Christopher H Emfinger, Alecia Welscher, Zihan Yan, Yixi Wang, Hannah Conway, Jennifer B Moss, Larry G Moss, Maria S Remedi, Colin G Nichols
ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP channels) are critical nutrient sensors in many mammalian tissues. In the pancreas, KATP channels are essential for coupling glucose metabolism to insulin secretion. While orthologous genes for many components of metabolism-secretion coupling in mammals are present in lower vertebrates, their expression, functionality and ultimate impact on body glucose homeostasis are unclear. In this paper, we demonstrate that zebrafish islet β-cells express functional KATP channels of similar subunit composition, structure and metabolic sensitivity to their mammalian counterparts...
February 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380384/clock-regulation-of-metabolites-reveals-coupling-between-transcription-and-metabolism
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Saikumari Y Krishnaiah, Gang Wu, Brian J Altman, Jacqueline Growe, Seth D Rhoades, Faith Coldren, Anand Venkataraman, Anthony O Olarerin-George, Lauren J Francey, Sarmistha Mukherjee, Saiveda Girish, Christopher P Selby, Sibel Cal, Ubeydullah Er, Bahareh Sianati, Arjun Sengupta, Ron C Anafi, I Halil Kavakli, Aziz Sancar, Joseph A Baur, Chi V Dang, John B Hogenesch, Aalim M Weljie
The intricate connection between the circadian clock and metabolism remains poorly understood. We used high temporal resolution metabolite profiling to explore clock regulation of mouse liver and cell-autonomous metabolism. In liver, ∼50% of metabolites were circadian, with enrichment of nucleotide, amino acid, and methylation pathways. In U2 OS cells, 28% were circadian, including amino acids and NAD biosynthesis metabolites. Eighteen metabolites oscillated in both systems and a subset of these in primary hepatocytes...
April 4, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378265/sweet-taste-receptor-in-the-hypothalamus-a-potential-new-player-in-glucose-sensing-in-the-hypothalamus
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REVIEW
Daisuke Kohno
The hypothalamic feeding center plays an important role in energy homeostasis. The feeding center senses the systemic energy status by detecting hormone and nutrient levels for homeostatic regulation, resulting in the control of food intake, heat production, and glucose production and uptake. The concentration of glucose is sensed by two types of glucose-sensing neurons in the feeding center: glucose-excited neurons and glucose-inhibited neurons. Previous studies have mainly focused on glucose metabolism as the mechanism underlying glucose sensing...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377046/the-convergence-of-psychology-and-neurobiology-in-flavor-nutrient-learning
#16
Kevin P Myers
Flavor evaluation is influenced by learning from experience with foods. One main influence is flavor-nutrient learning (FNL), a Pavlovian process whereby a flavor acts as a conditioned stimulus (CS) that becomes associated with the postingestive effects of ingested nutrients (the US). As a result that flavor becomes preferred and intake typically increases. This learning powerfully influences food choice and meal patterning. This paper summarizes how research elucidating the physiological and neural substrates of FNL has progressed in parallel with work characterizing how FNL affects perception, motivation, and behavior...
April 2, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374905/mtor-folate-sensing-links-folate-availability-to-trophoblast-cell-function
#17
Fredrick J Rosario, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson
Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that is essential for cellular methylation reactions and DNA synthesis and repair. Low maternal folate levels in pregnancy are associated with fetal growth restriction, however the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) links nutrient availability to cell growth and function by regulating gene expression and protein translation. Here we show that mTOR functions as a folate sensor in primary human trophoblast (PHT) cells. Folate deficiency in PHT cells caused inhibition of mTOR signalling and decreased the activity of key amino acid transporters...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374748/fasting-induced-hormonal-regulation-of-lysosomal-function
#18
Liqun Chen, Ke Wang, Aijun Long, Liangjie Jia, Yuanyuan Zhang, Haiteng Deng, Yu Li, Jinbo Han, Yiguo Wang
Lysosomes are centers for nutrient sensing and recycling that allow mammals to adapt to starvation. Regulation of lysosome dynamics by internal nutrient signaling is well described, but the mechanisms by which external cues modulate lysosomal function are unclear. Here, we describe an essential role of the fasting-induced hormone fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) in lysosome homeostasis in mice. Fgf21 deficiency impairs hepatic lysosomal function by blocking transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of lysosome biogenesis and autophagy...
April 4, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369507/nitrate-signaling-and-early-responses-in-arabidopsis-roots
#19
Soledad F Undurraga, Catalina Ibarra-Henríquez, Isabel Fredes, José Miguel Álvarez, Rodrigo A Gutiérrez
Nitrogen (N) is an essential macronutrient that impacts many aspects of plant physiology, growth, and development. Besides its nutritional role, N nutrient and metabolites act as signaling molecules that regulate the expression of a wide range of genes and biological processes. In this review, we describe recent advances in the understanding of components of the nitrate signaling pathway. Recent evidence posits that in one nitrate signaling pathway, nitrate sensed by NRT1.1 activates a phospholipase C activity that is necessary for increased cytosolic calcium levels...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361922/surface-acoustic-waves-to-drive-plant-transpiration
#20
Eliot F Gomez, Magnus Berggren, Daniel T Simon
Emerging fields of research in electronic plants (e-plants) and agro-nanotechnology seek to create more advanced control of plants and their products. Electronic/nanotechnology plant systems strive to seamlessly monitor, harvest, or deliver chemical signals to sense or regulate plant physiology in a controlled manner. Since the plant vascular system (xylem/phloem) is the primary pathway used to transport water, nutrients, and chemical signals-as well as the primary vehicle for current e-plant and phtyo-nanotechnology work-we seek to directly control fluid transport in plants using external energy...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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