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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723961/dysfunctional-gpr40-ffar1-signaling-exacerbates-pain-behavior-in-mice
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Kazuo Nakamoto, Fuka Aizawa, Kei Miyagi, Takuya Yamashita, Mitsumasa Mankura, Yutaka Koyama, Fumiyo Kasuya, Akira Hirasawa, Takashi Kurihara, Atsuro Miyata, Shogo Tokuyama
We previously showed that activation of G protein-coupled receptor 40/free fatty acid receptor 1 (GPR40/FFAR1) signaling modulates descending inhibition of pain. In this study, we investigated the involvement of fatty acid-GPR40/FFAR1 signaling in the transition from acute to chronic pain. We used GPR40/FFAR1-knockout (GPR40KO) mice and wild-type (WT) mice. A plantar incision was performed, and mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia were evaluated with a von Frey filament test and plantar test, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721723/enrichment-of-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-by-coordinated-expression-of-multiple-metabolic-nodes-in-the-oleaginous-microalga-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
#2
Xiang Wang, Yu-Hong Liu, Wei Wei, Xia Zhou, Wasiqi Yuan, Srinivasan Balamurugan, Ting-Bin Hao, Wei-Dong Yang, Jie-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ye Li
Microalgal long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) have emerged as promising alternatives to depleting fish oils. However, the overproduction of LC-PUFAs in microalgae has remained challenging. Here, we report a sequential metabolic engineering strategy that systematically overcomes the metabolic bottlenecks and overproduces LC-PUFAs. Malonyl CoA-acyl carrier protein transacylase, catalyzing the first committed step in type II fatty acid synthesis, and desaturase 5b, involved in fatty acid desaturation, were coordinately expressed in Phaeodactylum tricornutum...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721583/microbial-and-genetically-engineered-oils-as-replacements-for-fish-oil-in-aquaculture-feeds
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M Sprague, M B Betancor, D R Tocher
As the global population grows more of our fish and seafood are being farmed. Fish are the main dietary source of the omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, but these cannot be produced in sufficient quantities as are now required for human health. Farmed fish have traditionally been fed a diet consisting of fishmeal and fish oil, rich in n-3 LC-PUFA. However, the increase in global aquaculture production has resulted in these finite and limited marine ingredients being replaced with sustainable alternatives of terrestrial origin that are devoid of n-3 LC-PUFA...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721338/is-aortic-aneurysm-preventable
#4
Undurti N Das
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a chronic inflammatory condition, triggered by the local accumulation of macrophages, oxidative stress and damage to the aortic wall. Pro-inflammatory eicosanoids seem to play a significant role in AAA. The pro-inflammatory events seen in AAA could be due to a deficiency of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids such as lipoxin A4 (LXA4), resolvins, protectins and maresins as a result of reduced tissue concentrations of their precursors: arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719823/supplementation-with-dietary-linseed-oil-during-peri-puberty-stimulates-steroidogenesis-and-testis-development-in-rams
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REVIEW
Wanhong Li, Defu Tang, Fadi Li, Huaqin Tian, Xiangpeng Yue, Fei Li, Xiuxiu Weng, Wu Sun, Weimin Wang, Futao Mo
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), such as α-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid, are involved in male reproductive function. In this study, we investigated the effects of linseed oil (LO) as a source of ALA on the steroidogenesis and changes of testicular histology in rams. Sixteen 3-month old rams during peri-puberty were randomly assigned into two groups. Eight rams were assigned as the control group, and the other received LO (4% dry matter of total diet) as the LO treatment group...
July 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717347/effect-of-eicosapentaenoic-acids-rich-fish-oil-supplementation-on-motor-nerve-function-after-eccentric-contractions
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Eisuke Ochi, Yosuke Tsuchiya, Kenichi Yanagimoto
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effect of supplementation with fish oil rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on the M-wave latency of biceps brachii and muscle damage after a single session of maximal elbow flexor eccentric contractions (ECC). METHODS: Twenty-one men were completed the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and parallel-design study. The subjects were randomly assigned to the fish oil group (n = 10) or control group (n = 11)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716367/redefining-essential-fatty-acids-in-the-era-of-novel-intravenous-lipid-emulsions
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Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Gillian L Fell, Meredith A Baker, Kathleen M Gura, Bruce R Bistrian, Mark Puder
The essentiality of fatty acids was determined by the Burrs in the 1920s. It is commonly accepted that provision of linoleic (LA) and alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) prevents and reverses essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD). Development of alternative injectable lipid emulsions (ILE) low in LA and ALA has raised concern about their ability to prevent EFAD. This review provides biochemical evidence coupled with observations from animal and human studies that aim to characterize which fatty acids are truly essential to prevent EFAD...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714905/effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-fetal-pulmonary-circulation-an-experimental-study-in-fetal-lambs
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Dyuti Sharma, Estelle Aubry, Thavarak Ouk, Ali Houeijeh, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Rémi Besson, Philippe Deruelle, Laurent Storme
Background: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. n-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acids have vasodilatory properties in the perinatal lung. We studied the circulatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fetal sheep and in fetal pulmonary arterial rings. Methods: At 128 days of gestation, catheters were placed surgically in fetal systemic and pulmonary circulation, and a Doppler probe around the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710178/eicosapentaenoic-and-docosahexaenoic-acids-attenuate-progression-of-albuminuria-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Tarec K Elajami, Abdulhamied Alfaddagh, Dharshan Lakshminarayan, Michael Soliman, Madhuri Chandnani, Francine K Welty
BACKGROUND: Albuminuria is a marker of inflammation and an independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The current study evaluated whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation attenuates progression of albuminuria in subjects with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred sixty-two subjects with stable coronary artery disease were randomized to either Lovaza (1.86 g of EPA and 1.5 g of DHA daily) or no Lovaza (control) for 1 year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706274/elovanoids-are-novel-cell-specific-lipid-mediators-necessary-for-neuroprotective-signaling-for-photoreceptor-cell-integrity
#10
Bokkyoo Jun, Pranab K Mukherjee, Aram Asatryan, Marie-Audrey Kautzmann, Jessica Heap, William C Gordon, Surjyadipta Bhattacharjee, Rong Yang, Nicos A Petasis, Nicolas G Bazan
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3) is abundant in the retina and is enzymatically converted into pro-homeostatic docosanoids. The DHA- or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-derived 26 carbon fatty acid is a substrate of elongase ELOVL4, which is expressed in photoreceptor cells and generates very long chain (≥C28) polyunsaturated fatty acids including n-3 (VLC-PUFAs,n-3). While ELOVL4 mutations are linked to vision loss and neuronal dysfunctions, the roles of VLC-PUFAs remain unknown. Here we report a novel class of lipid mediators biosynthesized in human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells that are oxygenated derivatives of VLC-PUFAs,n-3; we termed these mediators elovanoids (ELV)...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704954/docosahexaenoic-acid-inhibits-cerulein-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-rats
#11
Yoo Kyung Jeong, Sle Lee, Joo Weon Lim, Hyeyoung Kim
Oxidative stress is an important regulator in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis (AP). Reactive oxygen species induce activation of inflammatory cascades, inflammatory cell recruitment, and tissue damage. NF-κB regulates inflammatory cytokine gene expression, which induces an acute, edematous form of pancreatitis. Protein kinase C δ (PKCδ) activates NF-κB as shown in a mouse model of cerulein-induced AP. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an ω-3 fatty acid, exerts anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in various cells and tissues...
July 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698592/monitoring-changes-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-containing-lipids-during-the-recovery-process-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rat-using-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Shuai Guo, Dan Zhou, Mo Zhang, Tiejun Li, Yujie Liu, Yupin Xu, Tianjing Chen, Zhili Li
Brain lipid homoeostasis is critical during recovery process after traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this study, we integrated liquid extraction and electrosonic spray ionization technology to develop an ionization device coupled with a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer for imaging of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-containing lipids on rat brain tissues. The ion images of the brain tissue sections from the normal rats and the rats after TBI at acute phase (0 and 1 day) and chronic phase (3, 5, and 7 days) were obtained...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697730/dietary-supplementation-of-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-induced-conversion-of-n-3-lcpufas-and-reduced-prostate-cancer-growth-in-a-mouse-model
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Jingjing Li, Zhennan Gu, Yong Pan, Shunhe Wang, Haiqin Chen, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen, Yong Q Chen
BACKGROUND: α-linolenic acid (ALA) is an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and the substrate for long-chain n-3 PUFAs. The beneficial effects of ALA on chronic diseases are still in dispute, unlike those of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). METHODS: The primary objective of this investigation was to evaluate the efficiency of ALA uptake from a vegetable oil source and its subsequent conversion to n-3 long-chain PUFAs (LCPUFAs) in the tissues of growing mice, and to investigate its protective role in a prostate cancer animal model...
July 11, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697636/increasing-dietary-epa-and-dha-influence-estimated-fatty-acid-desaturase-activity-in-systemic-organs-which-is-reflected-in-the-red-blood-cell-in-mice
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Emily A Davidson, C Austin Pickens, Jenifer I Fenton
Delta-5 (D5D) and delta-6 (D6D) desaturase are key enzymes in fatty acid (FA) metabolism. Dietary eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may alter tissue FA composition via D5D and D6D. The purpose was to determine the relationship between dietary EPA + DHA, estimated desaturase activities of various tissues and the reflection of desaturase activity in the red blood cell (RBC). Mice were fed diets with increasing percent of energy from EPA + DHA. Phospholipid FA composition of heart, muscle, spleen, lung, adipose tissues and RBC were analysed...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694298/compound-specific-isotope-analysis-resolves-the-dietary-origin-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-in-the-mouse-brain
#15
R J Scott Lacombe, Vanessa Giuliano, Stefanie M Colombo, Michael T Arts, Richard P Bazinet
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) may be derived from two dietary sources, preformed dietary DHA or through synthesis from α-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n-3). However, conventional methods cannot distinguish between DHA derived from either source without the use of costly labelled tracers. In the present study, we demonstrate the proof-of-concept that compound specific isotope analysis (CSIA) by gas chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-IRMS) can differentiate between sources of brain DHA based on differences in natural (13)C enrichment...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689720/thermal-acclimation-in-american-alligators-effects-of-temperature-regime-on-growth-rate-mitochondrial-function-and-membrane-composition
#16
Edwin R Price, Tushar S Sirsat, Sarah K G Sirsat, Gurdeep Kang, Jantana Keereetaweep, Mina Aziz, Kent D Chapman, Edward M Dzialowski
We investigated the ability of juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) to acclimate to temperature with respect to growth rate. We hypothesized that alligators would acclimate to cold temperature by increasing the metabolic capacity of skeletal muscles and the heart. Additionally, we hypothesized that lipid membranes in the thigh muscle and liver would respond to low temperature, either to maintain fluidity (via increased unsaturation) or to maintain enzyme reaction rates (via increased docosahexaenoic acid)...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689275/neuroprotective-effects-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-enriched-phosphatidylserine-against-oxidative-damage-in-pc12-cells
#17
Hongxia Che, Xueyuan Fu, Lingyu Zhang, Xiang Gao, Min Wen, Lei Du, Changhu Xue, Jie Xu, Yuming Wang
Neurodegenerative diseases are defined by progressive loss of specific neuronal cell populations and are associated with protein aggregates. Oxidative stress has been implicated in their pathological processes. Previous studies revealed that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is beneficial in neurodegenerative diseases. Phospholipids (PLs) derived from marine products are rich in DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). In the present study, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of DHA-enriched and unenriched phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylserine (PS) on oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and tert-butylhydroperoxide in PC12 cells...
July 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687674/anti-inflammatory-%C3%AF-3-endocannabinoid-epoxides
#18
Daniel R McDougle, Josephine E Watson, Amr A Abdeen, Reheman Adili, Megan P Caputo, John E Krapf, Rodney W Johnson, Kristopher A Kilian, Michael Holinstat, Aditi Das
Clinical studies suggest that diets rich in ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) provide beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, in part through their conversion to bioactive metabolites. Here we report on the endogenous production of a previously unknown class of ω-3 PUFA-derived lipid metabolites that originate from the crosstalk between endocannabinoid and cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenase metabolic pathways. The ω-3 endocannabinoid epoxides are derived from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to form epoxyeicosatetraenoic acid-ethanolamide (EEQ-EA) and epoxydocosapentaenoic acid-ethanolamide (EDP-EA), respectively...
July 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687367/the-relationship-between-erythrocyte-membrane-fatty-acid-levels-and-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-obese-children
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Gulgun Mustafa, Fidanci Muzaffer Kursat, Tas Ahmet, Genc Fatih Alparslan, Gunes Omer, Erdem Sertoglu, Sarı Erkan, Yesilkaya Ediz, Turker Turker, Kılıc Ayhan
OBJECTIVE: Childhood obesity is a worldwide health concern. Studies have shown autonomic dysfunction in obese children. The exact mechanism of this dysfunction is still unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between erythrocyte membrane fatty acid (EMFA) levels and cardiac autonomic function in obese children using heart rate variability (HRV). METHODS: A total of 48 obese and 32 healthy children were included in this case-control study. Anthropometric and biochemical data, HRV indices, and EMFA levels in both groups were compared statistically...
July 4, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686542/polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-endocannabinoids-in-health-and-disease
#20
Hércules Rezende Freitas, Alinny Rosendo Isaac, Renato Malcher-Lopes, Bruno Lourenço Diaz, Isis Hara Trevenzoli, Ricardo Augusto De Melo Reis
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are lipid derivatives of omega-3 (docosahexaenoic acid, DHA, and eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA) or of omega-6 (arachidonic acid, ARA) synthesized from membrane phospholipids and used as a precursor for endocannabinoids (ECs). They mediate significant effects in the fine-tune adjustment of body homeostasis. Phyto- and synthetic cannabinoids also rule the daily life of billions worldwide, as they are involved in obesity, depression and drug addiction. Consequently, there is growing interest to reveal novel active compounds in this field...
July 7, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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