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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644992/surface-coating-modulated-toxic-responses-to-silver-nanoparticles-in-wolffia-globosa
#1
Xiaoyan Zou, Penghui Li, Jie Lou, Hongwu Zhang
With the omnipresence of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in our daily consumer products, their release has raised serious concerns. However, the biochemical mechanisms by which plants counteract the toxicity of nanoparticles are largely unknown. This study investigated the exposure of aquatic Wolffia globosa to ATP-nAg (AgNPs coated with adenosine triphosphate), cit-nAg (AgNPs coated with citrate), and Ag(+). Hill reaction activity was basically lost in W. globosa treated with 10mg/L ATP-nAg and Ag(+), while the activity was still maintained at 38...
June 15, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644553/structural-insights-into-the-inclusion-complexes-between-clomiphene-citrate-and-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-the-mechanism-of-preferential-isomeric-selection
#2
Arti Maheshwari, Harish Saraswat, Santosh Kumar Upadhyay
A major challenge in pharmaceuticals for clinical applications is to alter the solubility, stability, and toxicity of drug molecules in living systems. Cyclodextrins (CDs) have the ability to form host-guest inclusion complexes with pharmaceuticals for further development of new drug formulations. The inclusion complex of clomiphene citrate (CL), a poorly water-soluble drug, with native β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) was characterized by a one and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic approach and also by molecular docking techniques...
June 23, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641785/acute-detachment-of-hexokinase-ii-from-mitochondria-modestly-increases-oxygen-consumption-of-the-intact-mouse-heart
#3
Rianne Nederlof, Simone Denis, Benjamin Lauzier, Christine Des Rosiers, Markku Laakso, Jacob Hagen, Carmen Argmann, Ronald Wanders, Riekelt H Houtkooper, Markus W Hollmann, Sander M Houten, Coert J Zuurbier
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac hexokinase II (HKII) can translocate between cytosol and mitochondria and change its cellular expression with pathologies such as ischemia-reperfusion, diabetes and heart failure. The cardiac metabolic consequences of these changes are unknown. Here we measured energy substrate utilization in cytosol and mitochondria using stabile isotopes and oxygen consumption of the intact perfused heart for 1) an acute decrease in mitochondrial HKII (mtHKII), and 2) a chronic decrease in total cellular HKII...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641602/milk-replacers-supplemented-with-either-l-arginine-or-l-carnitine-potentially-improve-muscle-maturation-of-early-reared-low-birth-weight-piglets-from-hyperprolific-sows
#4
J G Madsen, S Mueller, M Kreuzer, M B Bigler, P Silacci, G Bee
As a result of the selection for genotypes with greater sow prolificacy, litter size increased and, concomitantly, average litter birth weight and early postnatal survival rates of low birth weight (L-BtW) offspring decreased. This study compared the impact of l-carnitine (CAR) and l-arginine (ARG) supplemented with a milk replacer and fed to L-BtW piglets born from large litters from days 7 to 28 of age on growth performance, carcass composition, organ and Semitendinosus muscle (STM) development. A total of 30 female and castrated Swiss Large White piglets weaned at 7 days of age were assigned to three milk replacer diets containing either no supplement (CON), CAR (0...
June 23, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629076/effect-of-acute-and-long-term-administration-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-biochemical-parameters-in-rat-brain
#5
Gabriela K Ferreira, Eria Cardoso, Francieli Silva Vuolo, Letícia Selinger Galant, Monique Michels, Cinara L Gonçalves, Gislaine Tezza Rezin, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Roberto Benavides, Gabriel Alonso-Núñez, Vanessa Moraes Andrade, Emilio L Streck, Marcos Marques da Silva Paula
The present study investigated stress oxidative parameters and activities of enzymes of the energy metabolism in various brain structures. Rats were subjected to acute and long-term administration of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with mean diameters of 10nm and 30nm. Adult (60days old) male Wistar rats received a single intraperitoneal injection (acute administration; 70μg·kg(-1)) or repeated injections once daily for 28days (long-term administration; 70μg·kg(-1)) of saline solution or GNPs (10nm or 30nm). Twenty-four hours after administration of the final dose, the animals were killed and the cerebral structures were isolated for enzyme analysis...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624490/bioenergetics-dysfunction-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening-and-lipid-peroxidation-induced-by-hydrogen-sulfide-as-relevant-pathomechanisms-underlying-the-neurological-dysfunction-characteristic-of-ethylmalonic-encephalopathy
#6
Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Julia Tauana Pletsch, Belisa Parmeggiani, Mateus Grings, Nícolas Manzke Glanzel, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Hydrogen sulfide (sulfide) accumulates at high levels in the brains of patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy (EE). In the present study, we evaluated whether sulfide could disturb energy and redox homeostasis, and induce mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore opening in rat brain aiming to better clarify the neuropathophysiology of EE. Sulfide decreased the activities of citrate synthase and aconitase in rat cerebral cortex mitochondria, and of creatine kinase (CK) in rat cerebral cortex, striatum and hippocampus supernatants...
June 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616072/the-advanced-strategy-for-enhancing-biobutanol-production-and-high-efficient-product-recovery-with-reduced-wastewater-generation
#7
Chuang Xue, Xiaotong Zhang, Jufang Wang, Min Xiao, Lijie Chen, Fengwu Bai
BACKGROUND: Butanol as an important chemical and potential fuel could be produced via ABE fermentation from lignocellulosic biomass. The use of food-related feedstocks such as maize and sugar cane may not be a sustainable solution to world's energy needs. Recently, Jerusalem artichoke tubers containing inulin have been used as feedstock for butanol production, but this bioprocess is not commercially feasible due to the great value of inulin as functional food. Till now, there is a gap on the utilization of Jerusalem artichoke stalk (JAS) as feedstock for microbial butanol production...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616059/supramolecular-structure-of-dietary-fat-in-early-life-modulates-expression-of-markers-for-mitochondrial-content-and-capacity-in-adipose-tissue-of-adult-mice
#8
Andrea Kodde, Eline M van der Beek, Esther Phielix, Eefje Engels, Lidewij Schipper, Annemarie Oosting
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that early life nutrition can modulate the development of white adipose tissue and thereby affect the risk on obesity and metabolic disease later in life. For instance, postnatal feeding with a concept infant milk formula with large, phospholipid coated lipid droplets (Concept, Nuturis®), resulted in reduced adiposity in adult mice. The present study investigated whether differences in cell energy metabolism, using markers of mitochondrial content and capacity, may contribute to the observed effects...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596784/indy-a-new-link-to-metabolic-regulation-in-animals-and-humans
#9
REVIEW
Blanka Rogina
The Indy (I'm Not Dead Yet) gene encodes the fly homolog of the mammalian SLC13A5 citrate transporter. Reduced expression of the Indy gene in flies and worms extends their longevity. INDY is expressed in the plasma membrane of metabolically active tissues. Decreased expression of Indy in worms, flies, mice, and rats alters metabolism in a manner similar to calorie restriction. Reducing INDY activity prevents weight gain in flies, worms, and mice, and counteracts the negative effects of age or a high fat diet on metabolism and insulin sensitivity...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593769/structure-and-dynamics-of-n-methylfulleropyrrolidine-mediated-gold-nanocomposite-a-spectroscopic-ruler
#10
Sanjeeb Sutradhar, Archita Patnaik
A mechanistic understanding of the structure and dynamics in a chemically tunable N-methylfulleropyrrolidine (8-NMFP) assisted gold nanocomposite and its aggregation via controllable interparticle interaction is reported as a function of molar ratio and pH of the medium. Electronic structure calculations adopting DFT methods implied electrostatics to play a dominant role between 8-NMFP and the citrate capped gold nanoparticles (Ct@AuNPs). MM+ Molecular Mechanics force field computations revealed intermolecular gold-gold interaction contributing towards the formation of spherical composite aggregates...
June 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592702/a-past-and-present-overview-of-macrophage-metabolism-and-functional-outcomes
#11
REVIEW
Rui Curi, Renata de Siqueira Mendes, Luiz Aurélio de Campos Crispin, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Sandra Coccuzzo Sampaio, Philip Newsholme
In 1986 and 1987, Philip Newsholme et al. reported macrophages utilize glutamine, as well as glucose, at high rates. These authors measured key enzyme activities and consumption and production levels of metabolites in incubated or cultured macrophages isolated from the mouse or rat intraperitoneal cavity. Metabolic pathways essential for macrophage function were then determined. Macrophages utilize glucose to generate (i) ATP in the pathways of glycolysis and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, (ii) glycerol 3-phosphate for the synthesis of phospholipids and triacylglycerols, (iii) NADPH for the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and (iv) ribose for the synthesis of RNA and subsequently production and secretion of protein mediators (e...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587297/biogenic-synthesis-of-metal-nanoparticles-using-a-biosurfactant-extracted-from-corn-and-their-antimicrobial-properties
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Sergio Gómez-Graña, María Perez-Ameneiro, Xanel Vecino, Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Jorge Perez-Juste, José Manuel Cruz, Ana Belén Moldes
A new and promising biosurfactant extracted from corn steep liquor has been used for the green synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles (NPs) in a one-step procedure induced by temperature. Most of the biosurfactants proposed in the literature are produced by pathogenic microorganisms; whereas the biosurfactant used in the current work was extracted from a liquid stream, fermented spontaneously by lactic acid bacteria, which are "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) microorganisms. The reduction of a gold precursor in the presence of a biosurfactant gives rise to a mixture of nanospheres and nanoplates with distinct optical features...
June 6, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585096/cellular-citrate-levels-establish-a-regulatory-link-between-energy-metabolism-and-the-hepatic-iron-hormone-hepcidin
#13
Ana Rita da Silva, Joana Neves, Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka, Amol Tandon, Sven W Sauer, Matthias W Hentze, Martina U Muckenthaler
Expression of the hepatic peptide hormone hepcidin responds to iron levels via BMP/SMAD signaling, to inflammatory cues via JAK/STAT signaling, to the nutrient-sensing mTOR pathway, as well as to proliferative signals and gluconeogenesis. Here, we asked the question whether hepcidin expression is altered by metabolites generated by intermediary metabolism. To identify such metabolites, we took advantage of a comprehensive RNAi screen, which revealed effectors involved in citrate metabolism. We show that the inhibition of citrate-consuming enzymes increases hepcidin mRNA expression in primary murine hepatocytes...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582426/synthesis-of-a-novel-glucose-capped-gold-nanoparticle-as-a-better-theranostic-candidate
#14
Saritha Suvarna, Ujjal Das, Sunil Kc, Snehasis Mishra, Mathummal Sudarshan, Krishna Das Saha, Sanjit Dey, Anindita Chakraborty, Y Narayana
Gold nanoparticles are predominantly used in diagnostics, therapeutics and biomedical applications. The present study has been designed to synthesize differently capped gold nanoparticles (AuNps) by a simple, one-step, room temperature procedure and to evaluate the potential of these AuNps for biomedical applications. The AuNps are capped with glucose, 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) and citrate using different reducing agents. This is the first report of synthesis of 2DG-AuNp by the simple room temperature method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566738/structural-insights-into-the-elevator-like-mechanism-of-the-sodium-citrate-symporter-cits
#15
Ji Won Kim, Subin Kim, Songwon Kim, Haerim Lee, Jie-Oh Lee, Mi Sun Jin
The sodium-dependent citrate transporter of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KpCitS) belongs to the 2-hydroxycarboxylate transporter (2-HCT) family and allows the cell to use citrate as sole carbon and energy source in anaerobic conditions. Here we present crystal structures of KpCitS in citrate-bound outward-facing, citrate-bound asymmetric, and citrate-free inward-facing state. The structures reveal that the KpCitS dimerization domain remains stationary throughout the transport cycle due to a hydrogen bond network as well as extensive hydrophobic interactions...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560105/the-metabolic-profile-of-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Yohei Tanada, Junji Okuda, Takao Kato, Eri Minamino-Muta, Ichijiro Murata, Tomoyoshi Soga, Tetsuo Shioi, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: The kidney is always subjected to high metabolic demand. The aim of this study was to characterize metabolic profiles of a rat model of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) induced by prolonged hypertension. METHODS: We used inbred male Dahl salt-sensitive (DS) rats fed an 8% NaCl diet from six weeks of age (high-salt; HS group) or a 0.3% NaCl diet as controls (low-salt; LS group). We analyzed function, pathology, metabolome, and the gene expression related to energy metabolism of the kidney...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556428/identification-of-tissue-specific-transcriptional-markers-of-caloric-restriction-in-the-mouse-and-their-use-to-evaluate-caloric-restriction-mimetics
#17
Jamie L Barger, James M Vann, Nicole L Cray, Thomas D Pugh, Angela Mastaloudis, Shelly N Hester, Steven M Wood, Michael A Newton, Richard Weindruch, Tomas A Prolla
Caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition has been shown to retard several aspects of the aging process and to extend lifespan in different species. There is strong interest in the identification of CR mimetics (CRMs), compounds that mimic the beneficial effects of CR on lifespan and healthspan without restriction of energy intake. Identification of CRMs in mammals is currently inefficient due to the lack of screening tools. We have performed whole-genome transcriptional profiling of CR in seven mouse strains (C3H/HeJ, CBA/J, DBA/2J, B6C3F1/J, 129S1/SvImJ, C57BL/6J, and BALB/cJ) in white adipose tissue (WAT), gastrocnemius muscle, heart, and brain neocortex...
May 26, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555397/novel-highly-porous-magnetic-hydrogel-beads-composed-of-chitosan-and-sodium-citrate-an-effective-adsorbent-for-the-removal-of-heavy-metals-from-aqueous-solutions
#18
Shengyan Pu, Hui Ma, Anatoly Zinchenko, Wei Chu
This research focuses on the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions using magnetic chitosan hydrogel beads as a potential sorbent. Highly porous magnetic chitosan hydrogel (PMCH) beads were prepared by a combination of in situ co-precipitation and sodium citrate cross-linking. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy indicated that the high sorption efficiency of metal cations is attributable to the hydroxyl, amino, and carboxyl groups in PMCH beads. Thermogravimetric analysis demonstrated that introducing Fe3O4 nanoparticles increases the thermal stability of the adsorbent...
May 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552342/interplay-between-mitochondrial-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress-in-ischemic-stroke-an-epigenetic-connection
#19
REVIEW
Parimala Narne, Vimal Pandey, Prakash Babu Phanithi
The advent of epigenetics brought in a tectonic shift in the understanding of molecular basis of complex diseases like ischemic stroke (IS). Substantial scientific inquiry into the epigenetic basis of neurodegenerative diseases has bolstered the idea that altered carbon flux into central carbon metabolism and disturbed redox states govern the attendant transcriptional profiles through stochastic epigenetic changes. In view of an increasing understanding of the link between mitochondrial energy metabolism, oxidative stress and epigenetics in IS, the hitherto underappreciated 'neuroenergetics' is gaining sustained attention...
May 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551810/mitochondria-targeted-antioxidants-for-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disorders
#20
Hyoung Kyu Kim, Jin Han
The heart continuously supplies blood to the entire body throughout the lifetime, requiring a huge amount of the bioenergy molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP). As the major subcellular organs that produce ATP through oxidative phosphorylation and the citrate-synthesis cycle, mitochondria inevitably produce chemically reactive species as byproducts. Those species are known to be major effectors of mitochondrial dysfunction, many of which are involved in various cardiovascular diseases, causing apoptotic/necrotic loss of cardiac myocytes and/or defects in the energy balance within the myocardium...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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