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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440528/-effect-of-asct2-gene-knock-down-by-shrna-on-biological-behaviors-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Canfeng Cai, Bing Zeng, Jun Zeng, Haiyang Xin, Chaoming Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of ASCT2 gene (glutamine transporter) knock-down by shRNA on biological behaviors of colorectal cancer cells. METHODS: shRNA was transfected into colorectal cancer cells Lovo and SW480 to knockdown ASCT2 mediated by Lipofectamine 2000. Reverse transcription-PCR and Western blot were used to examine the mRNA and protein expression of ASCT2. MTT and transwell assay were used to determine the proliferation and invasiveness of Lovo and SW480 cells...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432100/casein-kinase-i-isoform-hrr25-is-a-negative-regulator-of-haa1-in-the-weak-acid-stress-response-pathway-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Morgan E Collins, Joshua J Black, Zhengchang Liu
Haa1 is a transcription factor that adapts Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells to weak organic acid stresses by activating the expression of various genes. Many of these genes encode membrane proteins such as TPO2 and YRO2 How Haa1 is activated by weak acids is not clear. Here, we show that casein kinase I isoform Hrr25 is an important negative regulator of Haa1. Haa1 is known to be multiply phosphorylated. We found that mutations in HRR25 lead to reduced Haa1 phosphorylation and increased expression of Haa1-target genes, and that Hrr25 interacts with Haa1...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431321/atherogenicity-of-amino-acids-in-the-lipid-laden-macrophage-model-system-in-vitro-and-in-atherosclerotic-mice-a-key-role-for-triglyceride-metabolism
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Oren Rom, Claudia Grajeda-Iglesias, Mahmoud Najjar, Niroz Abu-Saleh, Nina Volkova, Dalit Esther Dar, Tony Hayek, Michael Aviram
Atherosclerosis-related research has focused mainly on the effects of lipids on macrophage foam cell formation and atherogenesis, whereas the role of amino acids (AAs) was understudied. The current study aimed to identify anti- or pro-atherogenic AA in the macrophage model system and to elucidate the underlying metabolic and molecular mechanisms. J774A.1 cultured macrophages were treated with increasing concentrations of each 1 of the 20 AAs. Macrophage atherogenicity was assessed in terms of cellular toxicity, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cellular cholesterol or triglyceride content...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429737/the-glutamate-cystine-xct-antiporter-antagonizes-glutamine-metabolism-and-reduces-nutrient-flexibility
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Chun-Shik Shin, Prashant Mishra, Jeramie D Watrous, Valerio Carelli, Marilena D'Aurelio, Mohit Jain, David C Chan
As noted by Warburg, many cancer cells depend on the consumption of glucose. We performed a genetic screen to identify factors responsible for glucose addiction and recovered the two subunits of the xCT antiporter (system xc(-)), which plays an antioxidant role by exporting glutamate for cystine. Disruption of the xCT antiporter greatly improves cell viability after glucose withdrawal, because conservation of glutamate enables cells to maintain mitochondrial respiration. In some breast cancer cells, xCT antiporter expression is upregulated through the antioxidant transcription factor Nrf2 and contributes to their requirement for glucose as a carbon source...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428629/the-role-of-glutamine-synthetase-isozymes-in-enhancing-nitrogen-use-efficiency-of-n-efficient-winter-wheat
#5
Zhiyong Zhang, Shuping Xiong, Yihao Wei, Xiaodan Meng, Xiaochun Wang, Xinming Ma
Glutamine synthetase (GS) isozymes play critical roles in nitrogen (N) metabolism. However, the exact relationship between GS and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) remain unclear. We have selected and compared two wheat cultivars, YM49 and XN509, which were identified as the N-efficient and N-inefficient genotypes, respectively. In this study, agronomical, morphological, physiological and biochemical approaches were performed. The results showed that TaGS1 was high expressed post-anthesis, and TaGS2 was highly expressed pre-anthesis in N-efficient genotype compared to N-inefficient genotype...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428079/mineralization-inhibiting-effects-of-transglutaminase-crosslinked-polymeric-osteopontin
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Betty Hoac, Valentin Nelea, Wenge Jiang, Mari T Kaartinen, Marc D McKee
Osteopontin (OPN) belongs to the SIBLING family (Small, Integrin-Binding LIgand N-linked Glycoproteins) of mineral-binding matrix proteins found in bones and teeth. OPN is a well-known inhibitor of matrix mineralization, and enzymatic modification of OPN can affect this inhibitory function. In bone, OPN exists both as a monomer and as a high-molecular-weight polymer - the latter is formed by transglutaminase-mediated crosslinking of glutamine and lysine residues in OPN to create homotypic protein assemblies...
April 18, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427419/tnf-%C3%AE-promotes-extracellular-vesicle-release-in-mouse-astrocytes-through-glutaminase
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Kaizhe Wang, Ling Ye, Hongfang Lu, Huili Chen, Yanyan Zhang, Yunlong Huang, Jialin C Zheng
BACKGROUND: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membrane-contained vesicles shed from cells. EVs contain proteins, lipids, and nucleotides, all of which play important roles in intercellular communication. The release of EVs is known to increase during neuroinflammation. Glutaminase, a mitochondrial enzyme that converts glutamine to glutamate, has been implicated in the biogenesis of EVs. We have previously demonstrated that TNF-α promotes glutaminase expression in neurons. However, the expression and the functionality of glutaminase in astrocytes during neuroinflammation remain unknown...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427169/therapeutic-role-of-glutamine-in-management-of-radiation-enteritis-a-meta-analysis-of-13-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
De-Dong Cao, Hui-Lin Xu, Min Xu, Xiang-Yun Qian, Zhu-Cheng Yin, Wei Ge
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy of glutamine in treating radiation enteritis in cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. METHODS: Electronic databases including Pubmed, Embase, the Cochrane library, and CNKI were systematically searched, until April 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) of glutamine in the treatment of radiation enteritis in cancer patients were searched, and RevMan 5.3 software was used for Meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 13 RCTs were included, involving 979 patients...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426698/extensive-alterations-of-blood-metabolites-in-pediatric-cerebral-malaria
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Sanchit Gupta, Karl Seydel, Miguel A Miranda-Roman, Catherine M Feintuch, Alex Saidi, Ryung S Kim, Gretchen L Birbeck, Terrie Taylor, Johanna P Daily
Cerebral malaria (CM) presents as an encephalopathy and is due to infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Patients are comatose, often with fever, recurrent seizures and this condition is associated with a high mortality rate. The etiology of the coma and seizures are poorly understood. Circulating small molecules and lipids have bioactive functions and alterations in their concentrations have been implicated in seizure disorders and other forms of encephalopathy. We carried out a comprehensive analysis of blood metabolites during CM to explore a biochemical basis of this encephalopathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420743/cancer-cell-metabolism-the-essential-role-of-the-nonessential-amino-acid-glutamine
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REVIEW
Ji Zhang, Natalya N Pavlova, Craig B Thompson
Biochemistry textbooks and cell culture experiments seem to be telling us two different things about the significance of external glutamine supply for mammalian cell growth and proliferation. Despite the fact that glutamine is a nonessential amino acid that can be synthesized by cells from glucose-derived carbons and amino acid-derived ammonia, most mammalian cells in tissue culture cannot proliferate or even survive in an environment that does not contain millimolar levels of glutamine. Not only are the levels of glutamine in standard tissue culture media at least ten-fold higher than other amino acids, but glutamine is also the most abundant amino acid in the human bloodstream, where it is assiduously maintained at approximately 0...
April 18, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416628/impaired-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-in-the-vmh-may-contribute-to-defective-counterregulation-in-recurrently-hypoglycemic-rats
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Golam M I Chowdhury, Peili Wang, Alisha Ciardi, Ramanaiah Mamillapalli, Justin Johnson, Wanling Zhu, Tore Eid, Kevin Behar, Owen Chan
The objectives of this study were to understand the role of ventromedial hypothalamic (VMH) glutamatergic neurotransmission in response to hypoglycemia and to elucidate the effects of recurrent hypoglycemia (RH) on this neurotransmitter. We measured 1) changes in interstitial VMH glutamate levels using microdialysis and biosensors, 2) identified the receptors that mediate glutamate's stimulatory effects on the counterregulatory responses, 3) quantified glutamate metabolic enzyme levels in the VMH, 4) examined astrocytic glutamate reuptake mechanisms and 5) used (1)H-[(13)C]-NMR spectroscopy to evaluate the effects of RH on neuronal glutamate metabolism...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407895/test-for-l-glutamate-inhibition-of-growth-of-alternaria-alternata-by-inducing-resistance-in-tomato-fruit
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Jiali Yang, Cui Sun, Da Fu, Ting Yu
Although numerous studies have reported the involvement of glutamate in plant abiotic stress, relatively little is known about the role of glutamate in plant defence against pathogens. To gain further knowledge, we investigated the effect of glutamate on Alternaria alternata in tomato fruit. A multidisciplinary approach was pursued, combining exogenous glutamate applications, enzymatic activity measurements and real-time quantitative PCR analysis. The results showed glutamate significantly reduced the disease incidence in tomato caused by A...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406616/inhibition-of-huntingtin-exon-1-aggregation-by-the-molecular-tweezer-clr01
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Tobias Vöpel, Kenny Bravo-Rodriguez, Sumit Mittal, Shivang Vachharajani, David Gnutt, Abhishek Sharma, Anne Steinhof, Oluwaseun Fatoba, Gisa Ellrichmann, Michael Nshanian, Christian Heid, Joseph A Loo, Frank-Gerrit Klärner, Thomas Schrader, Gal Bitan, Erich E Wanker, Simon Ebbinghaus, Elsa Sanchez-Garcia
Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with the expansion of the polyglutamine tract in the exon-1 domain of the huntingtin protein (htt(e1)). Above a threshold of 37 glutamine residues, htt(e1) starts to aggregate in a nucleation-dependent manner. A 17-residue N-terminal fragment of htt(e1) (N17) has been suggested to play a crucial role in modulating the aggregation propensity and toxicity of htt(e1). Here we identify N17 as a potential target for novel therapeutic intervention using the molecular tweezer CLR01...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403191/visceral-adipose-tissue-but-not-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-is-associated-with-urine-and-serum-metabolites
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Inga Schlecht, Wolfram Gronwald, Gundula Behrens, Sebastian E Baumeister, Johannes Hertel, Jochen Hochrein, Helena U Zacharias, Beate Fischer, Peter J Oefner, Michael F Leitzmann
Obesity is a complex multifactorial phenotype that influences several metabolic pathways. Yet, few studies have examined the relations of different body fat compartments to urinary and serum metabolites. Anthropometric phenotypes (visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), the ratio between VAT and SAT (VSR), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC)) and urinary and serum metabolite concentrations measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy were measured in a population-based sample of 228 healthy adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400329/deletion-of-type-i-glutamine-synthetase-deregulates-nitrogen-metabolism-and-increases-ethanol-production-in-clostridium-thermocellum
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Thomas Rydzak, David Garcia, David M Stevenson, Margaret Sladek, Dawn M Klingeman, Evert K Holwerda, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Steven D Brown, Adam M Guss
Clostridium thermocellum rapidly deconstructs cellulose and ferments resulting hydrolysis products into ethanol and other products, and is thus a promising platform organism for the development of cellulosic biofuel production via consolidated bioprocessing. While recent metabolic engineering strategies have targeted eliminating canonical fermentation products (acetate, lactate, formate, and H2), C. thermocellum also secretes amino acids, which has limited ethanol yields in engineered strains to approximately 70% of the theoretical maximum...
April 8, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399896/glutaminase-1-plays-a-key-role-in-the-cell-growth-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Soshi Takahashi, Jun Saegusa, Sho Sendo, Takaichi Okano, Kengo Akashi, Yasuhiro Irino, Akio Morinobu
BACKGROUND: The recent findings of cancer-specific metabolic changes, including increased glucose and glutamine consumption, have provided new therapeutic targets for consideration. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients exhibit several tumor cell-like characteristics; however, the role of glucose and glutamine metabolism in the aberrant proliferation of these cells is unclear. Here, we evaluated the role of these metabolic pathways in RA-FLS proliferation and in autoimmune arthritis in SKG mice...
April 11, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399876/emerging-roles-of-lipid-metabolism-in-cancer-metastasis
#17
REVIEW
Xiangjian Luo, Can Cheng, Zheqiong Tan, Namei Li, Min Tang, Lifang Yang, Ya Cao
Cancer cells frequently display fundamentally altered cellular metabolism, which provides the biochemical foundation and directly contributes to tumorigenicity and malignancy. Rewiring of metabolic programmes, such as aerobic glycolysis and increased glutamine metabolism, are crucial for cancer cells to shed from a primary tumor, overcome the nutrient and energy deficit, and eventually survive and form metastases. However, the role of lipid metabolism that confers the aggressive properties of malignant cancers remains obscure...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396405/structure-of-a-dna-glycosylase-that-unhooks-interstrand-cross-links
#18
Elwood A Mullins, Garrett M Warren, Noah P Bradley, Brandt F Eichman
DNA glycosylases are important editing enzymes that protect genomic stability by excising chemically modified nucleobases that alter normal DNA metabolism. These enzymes have been known only to initiate base excision repair of small adducts by extrusion from the DNA helix. However, recent reports have described both vertebrate and microbial DNA glycosylases capable of unhooking highly toxic interstrand cross-links (ICLs) and bulky minor groove adducts normally recognized by Fanconi anemia and nucleotide excision repair machinery, although the mechanisms of these activities are unknown...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394888/amino-acid-composition-predicts-prion-activity
#19
Fayyaz Ul Amir Afsar Minhas, Eric D Ross, Asa Ben-Hur
Many prion-forming proteins contain glutamine/asparagine (Q/N) rich domains, and there are conflicting opinions as to the role of primary sequence in their conversion to the prion form: is this phenomenon driven primarily by amino acid composition, or, as a recent computational analysis suggested, dependent on the presence of short sequence elements with high amyloid-forming potential. The argument for the importance of short sequence elements hinged on the relatively-high accuracy obtained using a method that utilizes a collection of length-six sequence elements with known amyloid-forming potential...
April 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394261/folate-cycle-enzyme-mthfd1l-confers-metabolic-advantages-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Derek Lee, Iris Ming-Jing Xu, David Kung-Chun Chiu, Robin Kit-Ho Lai, Aki Pui-Wah Tse, Lynna Lan Li, Cheuk-Ting Law, Felice Ho-Ching Tsang, Larry Lai Wei, Cerise Yuen-Ki Chan, Chun-Ming Wong, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Carmen Chak-Lui Wong
Cancer cells preferentially utilize glucose and glutamine, which provide macromolecules and antioxidants that sustain rapid cell division. Metabolic reprogramming in cancer drives an increased glycolytic rate that supports maximal production of these nutrients. The folate cycle, through transfer of a carbon unit between tetrahydrofolate and its derivatives in the cytoplasmic and mitochondrial compartments, produces other metabolites that are essential for cell growth, including nucleotides, methionine, and the antioxidant NADPH...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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