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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054039/control-of-brain-energy-supply-by-astrocytes
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Ross Nortley, David Attwell
Astrocytes form an anatomical bridge between the vasculature and neuronal synapses. Recent work suggests that they play a key role in regulating brain energy supply by increasing blood flow to regions where neurons are active, and setting the baseline level of blood flow. Controversy persists over whether lactate derived from astrocyte glycolysis is used to power oxidative phosphorylation in neurons, but astrocytes sustain neuronal ATP production by recycling neurotransmitter glutamate that would otherwise need to be resynthesised from glucose, and by providing a short-term energy store in the form of glycogen that can be mobilised when neurons are active...
October 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053192/dissociation-of-nnos-from-psd-95-promotes-functional-recovery-after-cerebral-ischaemia-in-mice-through-reducing-excessive-tonic-gaba-release-from-reactive-astrocytes
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Yu-Hui Lin, Hai-Ying Liang, Ke Xu, Huan-Yu Ni, Jian Dong, Hui Xiao, Lei Chang, Hai-Yin Wu, Fei Li, Dong-Ya Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo
Mechanisms underlying functional recovery after stroke are little known, and effective drug intervention during the delayed stage is desirable. One potential drug target, the protein-protein interaction between neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95), is critical to acute ischaemic damage and neurogenesis. We show that nNOS-PSD-95 dissociation induced by microinjection of a recombinant fusion protein Tat-nNOS-N1-133 or systemic administration of a small molecule ZL006 from days 4 to 10 after photothrombotic ischaemia in mice reduced excessive tonic inhibition in the peri-infarct cortex and ameliorated motor functional outcome...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045927/alkaline-ph-shock-enhanced-production-of-validamycin-a-in-fermentation-of-streptomyces-hygroscopicus
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Jing Jiang, Ya-Fang Sun, Xi Tang, Chao-Nan He, Ye-Lin Shao, Ya-Jie Tang, Wen-Wen Zhou
Validamycin A (Val-A) is produced by Streptomyces as a secondary metabolite with wide agricultural applications of controlling rice sheath blight, false smut and damping-off diseases. The effect of alkaline pH shock on enhancing Val-A production and its mechanism were investigated. A higher yield of Val-A was achieved by NaOH shock once or several times together with faster protein synthesis and sugar consumption and alkaline pH shock can increase Val-A production by 27.43%. Transcription of genes related to amino acid metabolism, carbon metabolism and electron respiratory chain was significantly up-regulated, accompanied by the substantial increase of respiratory activity and glutamate concentration...
October 6, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044991/tuneable-transient-thermogels-mediated-by-a-ph-and-redox-regulated-supramolecular-polymerization
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Daniel Spitzer, Leona Lucas Rodrigues, David Straßburger, Markus Mezger, Pol Besenius
We present a multi-stimuli responsive transient supramolecular polymerization of ß-sheet encoded dendritic peptide monomers in water. The glutamic acid and methionine containing amphiphiles undergo a glucose oxidase-catalyzed, glucose-fueled transient hydrogelation in response to an interplay of pH- and oxidation-stimuli, promoted by the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). By adjusting the enzyme and glucose concentration we tune the assembly and the disassembly rates of the supramolecular polymers, which dictate the stiffness and transient stability of the hydrogels...
October 17, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044647/epilepsy-and-astrocyte-energy-metabolism
#5
Detlev Boison, Christian Steinhäuser
Epilepsy is a complex neurological syndrome characterized by neuronal hyperexcitability and sudden, synchronized electrical discharges that can manifest as seizures. It is now increasingly recognized that impaired astrocyte function and energy homeostasis play key roles in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Excessive neuronal discharges can only happen, if adequate energy sources are made available to neurons. Conversely, energy depletion during seizures is an endogenous mechanism of seizure termination. Astrocytes control neuronal energy homeostasis through neurometabolic coupling...
October 17, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043315/quantification-of-cation-anion-interactions-in-crystalline-monopotassium-and-monosodium-glutamate-salts
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Michael T Ruggiero, Juraj Sibik, Alessandro Erba, J Axel Zeitler, Timothy M Korter
Crystalline salt compounds composed of metal cations and organic anions are becoming increasingly popular in a number of fields, including the pharmaceutical and food industries, where such formulations can lead to increased product solubility. The origins of these effects are often in the interactions between the individual components in the crystals, and understanding these forces is paramount for the design and utilisation of such materials. Monosodium glutamate monohydrate and monopotassium glutamate monohydrate are two solids that form significantly different structures with correspondingly dissimilar dynamics, while their chemistry only differs in cation identity...
October 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038923/improvement-of-uridine-production-in-bacillus-subtilis-by-metabolic-engineering
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Yanhong Wang, Ranjing Ma, Lu Liu, Lin He, Rui Ban
OBJECTIVES: To construct a Bacillus subtilis strain for improved uridine production. RESULTS: The AAG2846-2848 fragment of the pyrAB gene, encoding carbamoylphosphate synthetase, was deleted in B. subtilis TD246 leading to a 245% increase of uridine production and the conversion from glucose to uridine increased by 10.5%. Overexpression of the pyr operon increased the production of uridine by a further 31% and the conversion rate of glucose to uridine was increased by 18%...
October 16, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038291/cystine-uptake-through-the-cystine-glutamate-antiporter-xct-triggers-glioblastoma-cell-death-under-glucose-deprivation
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Takeo Goji, Kazuhiko Takahara, Manabu Negishi, Hironori Katoh
Oncogenic signaling in cancer cells alters glucose uptake and utilization to supply sufficient energy and biosynthetic intermediates for survival and sustained proliferation. Oncogenic signaling also prevents oxidative stress and cell death caused by increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, elevated glucose metabolism in cancer cells, especially in glioblastoma, results in the cells becoming sensitive to glucose deprivation (i.e. in high glucose dependence), which rapidly induces cell death...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034927/exploring-the-role-of-gs-gogat-cycle-in-microcystin-synthesis-and-regulation-a-model-based-analysis
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Swarnendu Banerjee, Abhishek Subramanian, Joydev Chattopadhyay, Ram Rup Sarkar
Toxic cyanobacteria blooms populate water bodies by consuming external nutrients and releasing cyanotoxins that are detrimental for other aquatic species, producing a significant impact on the plankton ecosystem and food web. To exercise population-level control of toxin production, understanding the biochemical mechanisms that explain cyanotoxin regulation within a bacterial cell is of utmost importance. In this study, we explore the mechanistic events to investigate the dependence of toxin microcystin on external nitrogen, a known regulator of the toxin, and for the first time, propose a kinetic model that analyzes the intracellular conditions required to ensure nitrogen dependence on microcystin...
October 16, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032200/sez6l2-regulates-phosphorylation-of-add-and-neuritogenesis
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Hiroaki Yaguchi, Ichiro Yabe, Hidehisa Takahashi, Masashi Watanabe, Taichi Nomura, Takahiro Kano, Masaki Matsumoto, Keiichi I Nakayama, Masahiko Watanabe, Shigetsugu Hatakeyama
Increasing evidence shows that immune-mediated mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis of central nervous system disorders including cerebella ataxias, as indicated by the aberrant production of neuronal surface antibodies. We previously reported a patient with cerebellar ataxia associated with production of a new anti-neuronal antibody, anti-seizure-related 6 homolog like 2 (Sez6l2). Sez6l2 is a type 1 membrane protein that is highly expressed in the hippocampus and cerebellar cortex and mice lacking Sez6l2 protein family members develop ataxia...
October 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031603/xanthurenic-acid-formation-from-3-hydroxykynurenine-in-the-mammalian-brain-neurochemical-characterization-and-physiological-effects
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K V Sathyasaikumar, M Tararina, H-Q Wu, S A Neale, F Weisz, T E Salt, R Schwarcz
Xanthurenic acid (XA), formed from 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK) in the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan degradation, may modulate glutamatergic neurotransmission by inhibiting the vesicular glutamate transporter and/or activating Group II metabotropic glutamate receptors. Here we examined the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which 3-HK controls the neosynthesis of XA in rat, mouse and human brain, and compared the physiological actions of 3-HK and XA in the rat brain. In tissue homogenates, XA formation from 3-HK was observed in all three species and traced to a major role of kynurenine aminotransferase II (KAT II)...
October 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026150/essential-role-of-the-na-ca2-exchanger-ncx-in-glutamate-enhanced-cell-survival-in-cardiac-cells-exposed-to-hypoxia-reoxygenation
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Marta Maiolino, Pasqualina Castaldo, Vincenzo Lariccia, Silvia Piccirillo, Salvatore Amoroso, Simona Magi
Myocardial ischemia culminates in ATP production impairment, ionic derangement and cell death. The provision of metabolic substrates during reperfusion significantly increases heart tolerance to ischemia by improving mitochondrial performance. Under normoxia, glutamate contributes to myocardial energy balance as substrate for anaplerotic reactions, and we demonstrated that the Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger1 (NCX1) provides functional support for both glutamate uptake and use for ATP synthesis. Here we investigated the role of NCX1 in the potential of glutamate to improve energy metabolism and survival of cardiac cells subjected to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025995/metabolic-recycling-of-ammonia-via-glutamate-dehydrogenase-supports-breast-cancer-biomass
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Jessica B Spinelli, Haejin Yoon, Alison E Ringel, Sarah Jeanfavre, Clary B Clish, Marcia C Haigis
Ammonia is a ubiquitous by-product of cellular metabolism, however the biological consequences of ammonia production are not fully understood, especially in cancer. We find that ammonia is not merely a toxic waste product, but is recycled into central amino acid metabolism to maximize nitrogen utilization. Cancer cells primarily assimilated ammonia through reductive amination catalyzed by glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), and secondary reactions enabled other amino acids, such as proline and aspartate, to directly acquire this nitrogen...
October 12, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024510/discovery-of-a-potentially-new-subfamily-of-elfv-dehydrogenases-effective-for-l-arginine-deamination-by-enzyme-mining
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Wenjun Wu, Ye Zhang, Jinhai Huang, Yao Wu, Dehua Liu, Zhen Chen
Discovery of enzymes with new functions is very important for de novo pathway design in synthetic biology. Amino acid dehydrogenases catalyze the oxidative deamination of an amino acid to its keto acid, which have been widely used for the production of various valuable chemicals. To discover amino acid dehydrogenases with new functions, we reevaluated the sequence variability and substrate diversity of ELFV dehydrogenases superfamily in this study. With insights gained from structural and sequential studies, we developed an in silico strategy and discovered a new category of proteins which are originally annotated as glutamate dehydrogenase but show altered conservation pattern of specificity determined motifs and completely different substrate spectrum...
October 12, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021833/what-california-sea-lions-exposed-to-domoic-acid-might-teach-us-about-autism-lessons-for-predictive-and-preventive-medicine
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REVIEW
Garet Paul Lahvis
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) shares many biological and behavioral similarities with the deleterious effects of domoic acid (DA) exposure. DA is produced by marine algae and most commonly by species of Pseudo-nitzschia. Humans and marine mammals can be exposed to DA when they consume whole fish or shellfish. The mammalian fetus is highly sensitive to the deleterious effects of DA exposure. Both ASD and exposures to toxic levels of DA feature repetitive behaviors, challenges with social interaction, and seizures...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017573/gad67-haploinsufficiency-reduces-amyloid-pathology-and-rescues-olfactory-memory-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yue Wang, Zheng Wu, Yu-Ting Bai, Gang-Yi Wu, Gong Chen
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, affecting millions of people worldwide. Although dysfunction of multiple neurotransmitter systems including cholinergic, glutamatergic and GABAergic systems has been associated with AD progression the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. We and others have recently found that GABA content is elevated in AD brains and linked to cognitive deficits in AD mouse models. The glutamic acid decarboxylase 67 (GAD67) is the major enzyme converting glutamate into GABA and has been implied in a number of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and schizophrenia...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990420/synaptic-activity-protects-neurons-against-calcium-mediated-oxidation-and-contraction-of-mitochondria-during-excitotoxicity
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Constanze Depp, Carlos Bas-Orth, Lisa Schroeder, Andrea Hellwig, Hilmar Bading
AIMS: Excitotoxicity triggered by extrasynaptic N-methyl-D-aspartate-type glutamate receptors (NMDARs) has been implicated in many neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and stroke. Mitochondrial calcium overload leading to mitochondrial dysfunction represents an early event in excitotoxicity. Neurons are rendered resistant to excitotoxicity by previous periods of synaptic activity that activates a nuclear calcium-driven neuroprotective gene program...
October 7, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987794/the-excitotoxity-of-nmda-receptor-nr2d-subtype-mediates-human-fetal-lung-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-collagen-production
#18
MingJie Wang, ZiQiang Luo, Yinyan Yue, YanRui Wang, Shu Wu, ChuanDing Cao, ZhengChang Liao, XiaoHe Yu, ShaoJie Yue
Studies have suggested that endogenous glutamate and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor have an excitotoxity role during acute lung injury. Fibroblasts play a critical role in lung development and chronic lung disease after acute lung injury. This study aims to explore the immediate role of NMDAR activation in human lung fibroblasts. The expression of NMDAR 1 subtype (NR1) and four individual NMDAR 2 (NR2) subtypes (NR 2 A to D) was measured in human fetal lung fibroblasts (HFL-1 and MRC-5). Five NMDARs expression were all detectable in two cell lines...
October 5, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986570/conformations-and-molecular-interactions-of-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-as-a-soluble-microbial-product-in-aqueous-solutions
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Ling-Ling Wang, Jian-Tao Chen, Long-Fei Wang, Sha Wu, Guang-Zhao Zhang, Han-Qing Yu, Xiao-Dong Ye, Qing-Shan Shi
Soluble microbial products (SMPs) are of significant concern in the natural environment and in engineered systems. In this work, poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA), which is predominantly produced by Bacillus sp., was investigated in terms of pH-induced conformational changes and molecular interactions in aqueous solutions; accordingly, its sedimentation coefficient distribution and viscosity were also elucidated. Experimental results indicate that pH has a significant impact on the structure and molecular interactions of γ-PGA...
October 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982598/methyleugenol-protects-against-t-bhp-triggered-oxidative-injury-by-induction-of-nrf2-dependent-on-ampk-gsk3%C3%AE-and-erk-activation
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Junfeng Zhou, Xiaoyuan Ma, Yan Cui, Yang Song, Lei Yao, Yuanyuan Liu, Shanshan Li
Methyleugenol (Mlg), a natural ingredient of many herbs and used as a flavoring substance in dietary products, inhibits inflammation and oxidative stress. The aim of the study is to explore the antioxidative potential of Mlg against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-triggered oxidative injury and the involvement of antioxidative mechanisms. Our findings indicated that Mlg exposure significantly alleviated t-BHP-stimulated cytotoxicity, suppressed reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, and increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH) levels, which were related to the induction of the glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic/modifier (GCLC/GCLM) subunit, heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), and NAD (P) H: quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) largely dependent upon upregulating the nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) induction, inhibiting the Keap1 protein expression, and heightening the antioxidant response element (ARE) activity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
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