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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920887/preliminary-study-on-cost-effective-l-tryptophan-production-from-indole-and-l-serine-by-e-coli-cells
#1
Tahereh Sadeghiyan-Rizi, Jamshid Fooladi, Sima Sadrai
BACKGROUND: L-tryptophan is used widespread in the pharmaceutical industry. The majority of L-Trp production depends on microbial processes that produce L-tryptophan from indole and L-serine. These processes are very costly due to the costs of precursors, especially L-serine. Use of inexpensive substitutions as the L-serine source of L-tryptophan production enables us to reach a cost-effective process. In this paper, effect of Triton X-100 on L-Trp production and the ability to use Iranian cane molasses as inexpensive L-serine source was investigated...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916541/the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr139-is-activated-by-the-peptides-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-acth-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-msh-and-%C3%AE-msh-and-the-conserved-core-motif-hfrw
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Anne Cathrine Nøhr, Mohamed A Shehata, Alexander S Hauser, Vignir Isberg, Jacek Mokrosinski, I Sadaf Farooqi, Daniel Sejer Pedersen, David E Gloriam, Hans Bräuner-Osborne
GPR139 is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor that is expressed primarily in the brain. Not much is known regarding the function of GPR139. Recently we have shown that GPR139 is activated by the amino acids l-tryptophan and l-phenylalanine (EC50 values of 220 μM and 320 μM, respectively), as well as di-peptides comprised of aromatic amino acids. This led us to hypothesize that GPR139 may be activated by peptides. Sequence alignment of the binding cavities of all class A GPCRs, revealed that the binding pocket of the melanocortin 4 receptor is similar to that of GPR139...
December 1, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914477/in-vitro-rescue-of-genital-strains-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-from-interferon-%C3%AE-and-tryptophan-depletion-with-indole-positive-but-not-indole-negative-prevotella-spp
#3
Noa Ziklo, Wilhelmina M Huston, Kuong Taing, Mohammad Katouli, Peter Timms
BACKGROUND: The natural course of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis varies between individuals. In addition to parasite and host effects, the vaginal microbiota might play a key role in the outcome of C. trachomatis infections. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), known for its anti-chlamydial properties, activates the expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) in epithelial cells, an enzyme that catabolizes the amino acid L- tryptophan into N-formylkynurenine, depleting the host cell's pool of tryptophan...
December 3, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909574/characterization-of-5-2-18-f-fluoroethoxy-l-tryptophan-for-pet-imaging-of-the-pancreas
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Ahmed Abbas, Christine Beamish, Rebecca McGirr, John Demarco, Neil Cockburn, Dawid Krokowski, Ting-Yim Lee, Michael Kovacs, Maria Hatzoglou, Savita Dhanvantari
Purpose: In diabetes, pancreatic beta cell mass declines significantly prior to onset of fasting hyperglycemia. This decline may be due to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and the system L amino acid transporter LAT1 may be a biomarker of this process. In this study, we used 5-(2- (18)F-fluoroethoxy)-L-tryptophan ( (18)F-L-FEHTP) to target LAT1 as a potential biomarker of beta cell function in diabetes. Procedures: Uptake of (18)F-L-FEHTP was determined in wild-type C57BL/6 mice by ex vivo biodistribution...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889626/absence-of-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase-reduces-mortality-of-acute-viral-myocarditis-in-mice
#5
Hisako Kubo, Masato Hoshi, Akihiro Mouri, Chieko Tashita, Yasuko Yamamoto, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Kuniaki Saito
Infection of the encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) in mice is an established model for viral myocarditis. Previously, we have demonstrated that indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an L-tryptophan - kynurenine pathway (KP) enzyme, affects acute viral myocarditis. However, the roles of KP metabolites in EMCV infection remain unclear. Kynurenine 3-monooxygenase (KMO) is one of the key regulatory enzymes, which metabolizes kynurenine to 3-hydroxykynurenine in the KP. Therefore, we examined the role of KMO in acute viral infection by comparing between KMO(-/-) mice and KMO(+/+) mice...
November 23, 2016: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889579/protective-effects-of-high-tryptophan-diet-on-aging-induced-passive-avoidance-impairment-and-hippocampal-apoptosis
#6
Giuseppe Musumeci, Paola Castrogiovanni, Marta Anna Szychlinska, Rosa Imbesi, Carla Loreto, Sergio Castorina, Salvatore Giunta
In our previous work we have shown that L-Tryptophan (TrP) enriched diet prevents the age-induced decline of hippocampal Serotonin (5-HT) production. Considering that loss or reduction in 5-HT neurotransmission may contribute to age-related cognitive decline, here we have investigated the effect of such diet on passive avoidance (PA) behavior, cell death, pro- and anti- apoptotic molecules (BAX, Bcl-2 and Caspase-3) and an important transcription factor involved in synaptic plasticity and memory (CREB). The increase in 5-HT neurotransmission in the Hippocampus (Hp) of aged rats was induced by 1 month of high TrP administration...
November 23, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875537/effect-of-l-tryptophan-and-l-leucine-on-gut-hormone-secretion-appetite-feelings-and-gastric-emptying-rates-in-lean-and-non-diabetic-obese-participants-a-randomized-double-blind-parallel-group-trial
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Anne Christin Meyer-Gerspach, Simon Häfliger, Julian Meili, Alison Doody, Jens F Rehfeld, Jürgen Drewe, Christoph Beglinger, Bettina Wölnerhanssen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Gut hormones such as cholecystokinin (CCK) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) play a role as satiation factors. Strategies to enhance satiation peptide secretion could provide a therapeutic approach for obesity. Carbohydrates and lipids have been extensively investigated in relation to peptide release. In contrast, the role of proteins or amino acids is less clear. Our aim was to compare the effects of the amino acids L-tryptophan (L-trp) and L-leucine (L-leu) separately on gastric emptying and gut peptide secretion...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871872/biotechnological-production-of-aromatic-compounds-of-the-extended-shikimate-pathway-from-renewable-biomass
#8
Jin-Ho Lee, Volker F Wendisch
Aromatic chemicals that contain an unsaturated ring with alternating double and single bonds find numerous applications in a wide range of industries, e.g. paper and dye manufacture, as fuel additives, electrical insulation, resins, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, in food, feed and cosmetics. Their chemical production is based on petroleum (BTX; benzene, toluene, and xylene), but they can also be obtained from plants by extraction. Due to petroleum depletion, health compliance, or environmental issues such as global warming, the biotechnological production of aromatics from renewable biomass came more and more into focus...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853989/proposed-recommendations-for-diagnosing-and-managing-individuals-with-glutaric-aciduria-type-i-second-revision
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Nikolas Boy, Chris Mühlhausen, Esther M Maier, Jana Heringer, Birgit Assmann, Peter Burgard, Marjorie Dixon, Sandra Fleissner, Cheryl R Greenberg, Inga Harting, Georg F Hoffmann, Daniela Karall, David M Koeller, Michael B Krawinkel, Jürgen G Okun, Thomas Opladen, Roland Posset, Katja Sahm, Johannes Zschocke, Stefan Kölker
Glutaric aciduria type I (GA-I; synonym, glutaric acidemia type I) is a rare inherited metabolic disease caused by deficiency of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase located in the catabolic pathways of L-lysine, L-hydroxylysine, and L-tryptophan. The enzymatic defect results in elevated concentrations of glutaric acid, 3-hydroxyglutaric acid, glutaconic acid, and glutaryl carnitine in body tissues, which can be reliably detected by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (organic acids) and tandem mass spectrometry (acylcarnitines)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815661/improved-radiosynthesis-and-biological-evaluations-of-l-and-d-1-18-f-fluoroethyl-tryptophan-for-pet-imaging-of-ido-mediated-kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-metabolism
#10
Yangchun Xin, Hancheng Cai
PURPOSE: Tryptophan metabolism via indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO)-mediated kynurenine pathway plays a role in immunomodulation and has been emerging as a plausible target for cancer immunotherapy. Imaging IDO-mediated kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism with positron emission tomography (PET) could provide valuable information for noninvasive assessment of cancer immunotherapy response. In this work, radiotracer 1-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tryptophan (1-L-[(18)F]FETrp) and its enantioisomer 1-D-[(18)F]FETrp were synthesized and evaluated for PET imaging of IDO-mediated kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism...
November 4, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815281/structural-insights-into-l-tryptophan-dehydrogenase-from-a-photoautotrophic-cyanobacterium-nostoc-punctiforme
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Taisuke Wakamatsu, Haruhiko Sakuraba, Megumi Kitamura, Yuichi Hakumai, Kenji Fukui, Kouhei Ohnishi, Makoto Ashiuchi, Toshihisa Ohshima
: L-Tryptophan dehydrogenase from Nostoc punctiforme NIES-2108 (NpTrpDH), despite exhibiting high amino acid sequence identity (> 30%)/homology (> 50%) with NAD(P)(+)-dependent L-Glu/L-Leu/L-Phe/L-Val dehydrogenases, exclusively catalyzes reversible oxidative deamination of L-Trp to 3-indolepyruvate in the presence of NAD(+) Here, we determined the crystal structure of apo-form of NpTrpDH. The structure of NpTrpDH monomer, which exhibited high similarity to those of L-Glu/L-Leu/L-Phe dehydrogenases, consisted of a substrate-binding domain (domain I, residues: 3-133 and 328-343) and an NAD(+)/NADH-binding domain (domain II, residues: 142-327) separated by a deep cleft...
November 4, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807998/discovery-and-pharmacological-effects-of-a-novel-gpr142-antagonist
#12
Michiko Murakoshi, Harumi Kuwabara, Miyuki Nagasaki, Yu Mei Xiong, Jeff D Reagan, Hiroaki Maeda, Futoshi Nara
GPR142 is a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), whose most potent and efficacious ligand has been reported as being the natural amino acid l-tryptophan. GPR142 is highly expressed in pancreatic β-cells and immune cells, suggesting the receptor may play a role in the pathogenesis and development of diabetes or inflammatory diseases. In a previous report, we developed GPR142 agonists as insulin secretagogues. In this report, we show the discovery of a selective, potent small-molecule GPR142 antagonist, CLP-3094, and its pharmacological characteristics...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802776/hydrophobic-amino-acids-grafted-onto-chitosan-a-novel-amphiphilic-chitosan-nanocarrier-for-hydrophobic-drugs
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Marjan Motiei, Soheila Kashanian, Avat Arman Taherpour
OBJECTIVE: To develop a novel biocompatible amphiphilic drug delivery for hydrophobic drugs, chitosan (CS) was grafted to a series of hydrophobic amino acids including L-alanine (A), L-proline (P) and L-tryptophan (W) by carbodiimide mediated coupling reaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chemical characteristics of the modified polymers were determined and confirmed by FT-IR, (1)H-NMR, and UV-vis spectroscopy and the degree of substitution was quantified by elemental analysis...
November 2, 2016: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776479/enhanced-metabolic-process-to-indole-alkaloids-in-clematis-terniflora-dc-after-exposure-to-high-level-of-uv-b-irradiation-followed-by-the-dark
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Cuixia Gao, Bingxian Yang, Dandan Zhang, Meng Chen, Jingkui Tian
BACKGROUND: Indole alkaloids, which characteristically contain an indole nucleus, have pharmaceutical potential in a diverse range of applications. UV-B can elicit the accumulation of indole alkaloids. The indole alkaloid (6-hydroxyl-1H-indol-3-yl) carboxylic acid methyl ester with cytotoxic activity was found to accumulate in Clematis terniflora DC. leaves after exposure to high level of UV-B irradiation and the dark. However, a more in-depth analysis of the process behind this response has not yet been performed...
October 24, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774087/identification-of-genes-involved-in-indole-3-acetic-acid-biosynthesis-by-gluconacetobacter-diazotrophicus-pal5-strain-using-transposon-mutagenesis
#15
Elisete P Rodrigues, Cleiton de Paula Soares, Patrícia G Galvão, Eddie L Imada, Jean L Simões-Araújo, Luc F M Rouws, André L M de Oliveira, Márcia S Vidal, José I Baldani
Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus is a beneficial nitrogen-fixing endophyte found in association with sugarcane plants and other important crops. Beneficial effects of G. diazotrophicus on sugarcane growth and productivity have been attributed to biological nitrogen fixation process and production of phytohormones especially indole-3-acetic acid (IAA); however, information about the biosynthesis and function of IAA in G. diazotrophicus is still scarce. Therefore, the aim of this work was to identify genes and pathways involved in IAA biosynthesis in this bacterium...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765857/assessment-of-tryptophan-uptake-and-kinetics-using-1-2-18f-fluoroethyl-l-tryptophan-and-%C3%AE-11c-methyl-l-tryptophan-pet-imaging-in-mice-implanted-with-patient-derived-brain-tumor-xenografts
#16
Sharon K Michelhaugh, Otto Muzik, Anthony R Guastella, Neil V Klinger, Lisa A Polin, Hancheng Cai, Yanchun Xin, Thomas J Mangner, Shaohui Zhang, Csaba Juhasz, Sandeep Mittal
: Abnormal tryptophan metabolism via the kynurenine pathway (KP) is involved in the pathophysiology of a variety of human diseases including cancers. α-[(11)C]-methyl-L-tryptophan ((11)C-AMT) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging demonstrated increased tryptophan uptake and trapping in epileptic foci and brain tumors, but the short half-life of (11)C limits its widespread clinical application. Recent in vitro studies suggested that the novel radiotracer 1-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-L-tryptophan ((18)F-FETrp) may be useful to assess tryptophan metabolism via the KP...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760995/differential-effects-of-l-tryptophan-and-l-leucine-administration-on-brain-resting-state-functional-networks-and-plasma-hormone-levels
#17
Davide Zanchi, Anne Christin Meyer-Gerspach, Claudia Suenderhauf, Katharina Janach, Carel W le Roux, Sven Haller, Jürgen Drewe, Christoph Beglinger, Bettina K Wölnerhanssen, Stefan Borgwardt
Depending on their protein content, single meals can rapidly influence the uptake of amino acids into the brain and thereby modify brain functions. The current study investigates the effects of two different amino acids on the human gut-brain system, using a multimodal approach, integrating physiological and neuroimaging data. In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, L-tryptophan, L-leucine, glucose and water were administered directly into the gut of 20 healthy subjects. Functional MRI (fMRI) in a resting state paradigm (RS), combined with the assessment of insulin and glucose blood concentration, was performed before and after treatment...
October 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755976/synthesis-crystal-structures-dft-studies-molecular-docking-and-urease-inhibition-studies-of-three-ni-ii-complexes-with-a-sexidentate-n2o4-donor-bis-schiff-base-ligand
#18
Hu Wang, Tianxiang Lan, Xia Zhang, Dongmei Zhang, Caifeng Bi, Yuhua Fan
Three Ni(II) complexes with a sexidentate N2O4-donor bis-Schiff base ligand, namely Ni(C36H34N2O8)·2CH3OH (1), Ni(C28H34N2O8S2)·H2O (2) and Ni(C40H36N4O8)·3CH3OH (3) (C36H34N2O8=1,2-bis(2-methoxy-6-formylphenoxy)ethane-l-phenylalanine; C28H34N2O8S2=1,2-bis(2-methoxy-6-formylphenoxy)ethane-l-methionine; C40H36N4O8=1,2-bis(2-methoxy-6-formylphenoxy)ethane-l-tryptophan) were synthesized and structurally characterized. Theoretical studies of the three complexes were carried out by density functional theory (DFT) Becke's three-parameter hybrid (B3LYP) method employing the 6-31G basis set...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750145/synthesis-spectroscopic-properties-and-photodynamic-activity-of-two-cationic-bodipy-derivatives-with-application-in-the-photoinactivation-of-microorganisms
#19
Maximiliano L Agazzi, M Belén Ballatore, Eugenia Reynoso, Ezequiel D Quiroga, Edgardo N Durantini
Two cationic BODIPYs 3 and 4 were synthesized by acid-catalyzed condensation of the corresponding pyrrole and benzaldehyde, followed by complexation with boron and methylation. Compound 3 contains methyl at the 1,3,5 and 7 positions of the s-indacene ring and a N,N,N-trimethylamino group attached to the phenylene unit, while 4 is not substituted by methyl groups and the cationic group is bound by an aliphatic spacer. UV-visible absorption spectra of these BODIPYs show an intense band at ∼500 nm in solvents of different polarities and n-heptane/sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate (AOT)/water reverse micelles...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739022/enantiomeric-excess-determination-for-monosaccharides-using-chiral-transmission-to-cold-gas-phase-tryptophan-in-ultraviolet-photodissociation
#20
Akimasa Fujihara, Naoto Maeda, Thuc N Doan, Shigeo Hayakawa
Chiral transmission between monosaccharides and amino acids via photodissociation in the gas phase was examined using a tandem mass spectrometer fitted with an electrospray ionization source and a cold ion trap in order to investigate the origin of the homochirality of biomolecules in molecular clouds. Ultraviolet photodissociation mass spectra of cold gas-phase noncovalent complexes of the monosaccharide enantiomers glucose (Glc) and galactose (Gal) with protonated L-tryptophan H(+)(L-Trp) were obtained by photoexcitation of the indole ring of L-Trp...
October 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
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