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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677680/transcriptomic-identification-of-salt-related-genes-and-de-novo-assembly-in-common-buckwheat-f-esculentum
#1
Qi-Huan Lu, Ya-Qi Wang, Jin-Nan Song, Hong-Bing Yang
Common buckwheat (F. esculentum), annually herbaceous crop, is prevalent in people's daily life with the increasing development of economics. Compared with wheat, it is highly praised with high content of rutin and flavonoid. Common buckwheat is recognized as healthy food with good taste, and the product price of which such as noodles, flour, bread and so on are higher than wheat, and the seeds of which are bigger than that of tartary buckwheat, so if common buckwheat are planted more widely, people will spend less money on this healthy and delicious food...
April 4, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677638/gestational-glucocorticoid-exposure-disrupts-glucose-homeostasis-that-is-accompanied-by-increased-endoglin-and-dpp-4-activity-instead-of-gsk-3-in-rats
#2
Olufunto O Badmus, Olugbenga S Michael, Saheed Rabiu, Lawrence A Olatunji
Gestational glucocorticoid (GC) treatment has been associated with cardiometabolic disorder (CMD) in offspring's in later life. Elevated dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) activity, endoglin and glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) has also been implicated in the development of insulin resistance (IR) and/or vascular inflammation. We aimed to investigate the impact of GC exposure on glucose metabolism and the circulating levels of inflammatory biomarkers, DPP-4 activity and GSK-3 in pregnant rats. Pregnant Wistar rats received either vehicle or dexamethasone (DEX; 0...
April 13, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677567/methods-for-assessing-mitochondrial-quality-control-mechanisms-and-cellular-consequences-in-cell-culture
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Matthew Redmann, Gloria A Benavides, Willayat Yousuf Wani, Taylor F Berryhill, Xiaosen Ouyang, Michelle S Johnson, Saranya Ravi, Kasturi Mitra, Stephen Barnes, Victor M Darley-Usmar, Jianhua Zhang
Mitochondrial quality is under surveillance by autophagy, the cell recycling process which degrades and removes damaged mitochondria. Inadequate autophagy results in deterioration in mitochondrial quality, bioenergetic dysfunction, and metabolic stress. Here we describe in an integrated work-flow to assess parameters of mitochondrial morphology, function, mtDNA and protein damage, metabolism and autophagy regulation to provide the framework for a practical assessment of mitochondrial quality. This protocol has been tested with cell cultures, is highly reproducible, and is adaptable to studies when cell numbers are limited, and thus will be of interest to researchers studying diverse physiological and pathological phenomena in which decreased mitochondrial quality is a contributory factor...
April 10, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677196/catechol-o-methyltransferase-moderates-effect-of-stress-mindset-on-affect-and-cognition
#4
Alia J Crum, Modupe Akinola, Bradley P Turnwald, Ted J Kaptchuk, Kathryn T Hall
There is evidence that altering stress mindset-the belief that stress is enhancing vs. debilitating-can change cognitive, affective and physiological responses to stress. However individual differences in responsiveness to stress mindset manipulations have not been explored. Given the previously established role of catecholamines in both placebo effects and stress, we hypothesized that genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), an enzyme that metabolizes catecholamines, would moderate responses to an intervention intended to alter participants' mindsets about stress...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677000/stress-resistance-and-lifespan-enhanced-by-downregulation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-genes-in-the-imd-pathway
#5
Yuh-Ru Lin, Hardik Parikh, Yongkyu Park
Biological behaviors and longevity of ectothermic animals are remarkably influenced by ambient temperature. Development at 18°C significantly enhances the stress resistance of adult flies with more accumulation of nutrients (especially fat) in the body than development at 25°C. Gene expression analysis between the flies developed at 18°C and 25°C revealed that the Immune deficiency (Imd) pathway, including the downstream antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), is downregulated in the flies developed at 18°C. When hypomorphic imd mutant flies with reduced AMP expressions were developed at 25°C, they showed induced stress resistance with higher fat content in the body similar to the wild-type flies developed at 18°C...
April 19, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676930/high-value-bioproducts-from-microalgae-strategies-and-progress
#6
Ming-Hua Liang, Jianhua Zhu, Jian-Guo Jiang
Microalgae have been considered as alternative sustainable resources for high-value bioproducts such as lipids (especially triacylglycerides [TAGs]), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and carotenoids, due to their relatively high photosynthetic efficiency, no arable land requirement, and ease of scale-up. It is of great significance to exploit microalgae for the production of high-value bioproducts. How to improve the content or productivity of specific bioproducts has become one of the most urgent challenges...
April 20, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676246/enzymes-involved-in-posttranscriptional-rna-metabolism-in-gram-negative-bacteria
#7
Bijoy K Mohanty, Sidney R Kushner
Gene expression in Gram-negative bacteria is regulated at many levels, including transcription initiation, RNA processing, RNA/RNA interactions, mRNA decay, and translational controls involving enzymes that alter translational efficiency. In this review, we discuss the various enzymes that control transcription, translation, and RNA stability through RNA processing and degradation. RNA processing is essential to generate functional RNAs, while degradation helps control the steady-state level of each individual transcript...
April 2018: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676152/anti-cancer-effects-of-emodin-on-hepg2-cells-as-revealed-by-1h-nmr-based-metabolic-profiling
#8
Yue-Xiao Xing, Ming-Hui Li, Liang Tao, Ling-Yu Ruan, Wei Hong, Cheng Chen, Wen-Long Zhao, Han Xu, Jian-Feng Chen, Jun-Song Wang
Hepatic carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in the world with a high incidence. Emodin is an anthraquinone derived from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb, possessing anti-cancer activity. The purpose of this study is to investigate the anti-cancer effect of different dosages of emodin on HepG2 cells using 1H-NMR based metabolic approach complemented with qRT-PCR and flow cytometry to identify potential markers and discover the targets to explore the underlying mechanism. Emodin can dose-dependently inhibit the growth of HepG2 cells, perturb cell cycle progression, down-regulate the expression of genes and proteins related to glycolysis and trigger intracellular ROS generation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675777/inhibition-of-p16-ink4a-to-rejuvenate-aging-human-cardiac-progenitor-cells-via-the-upregulation-of-anti-oxidant-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathways
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Roshni V Khatiwala, Shuning Zhang, Xiuchun Li, Neil Devejian, Edward Bennett, Chuanxi Cai
Autologous human cardiac stem/progenitor cell (hCPC) therapy is a promising treatment that has come into use in recent years for patients with cardiomyopathy. Though innovative in theory, a major hindrance to the practical application of this treatment is that the hCPCs of elderly patients, who are most susceptible to myocardial disease, are senescent and prone to cell death. Rejuvenating hCPCs from elderly patients may help overcome this obstacle, and can be accomplished by reversing entry into the cellular stage of senescence...
April 19, 2018: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675553/a-potential-strategy-for-treating-atherosclerosis-improving-endothelial-function-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#10
REVIEW
Feng Gao, Jiemei Chen, Haibo Zhu
Endothelial dysfunction is caused by many factors, such as dyslipidemia, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and inflammation. It has been demonstrated that endothelial dysfunction is the initial process of atherosclerosis. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an important metabolic switch that plays a crucial role in lipid metabolism and inflammation. However, recent evidence indicates that AMPK could be a target for atherosclerosis by improving endothelial function. For instance, activation of AMPK inhibits the production of reactive oxygen species induced by mitochondrial dysfunction, ER stress, and NADPH oxidase...
April 16, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675530/hepatoprotective-activity-of-iridoids-seco-iridoids-and-analog-glycosides-from-gentianaceae-on-hepg2-cells-via-cyp3a4-induction-and-mitochondrial-pathway
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Kang Dai, Xue-Jia Yi, Xian-Ju Huang, Azhar Muhammad, Mei Li, Jun Li, Guang-Zhong Yang, Yue Gao
Gentianaceae herb extracts have been widely used as food additives, teas or medicinal remedies for various diseases and disorders of the human body. Herein, the potential effects of iridoids, seco-iridoids and analog glycosides from gentian on acontine-induced hepatotoxicity were investigated in HepG2 cells to obtain metabolic data of drug-biotarget interactions. Molecular docking analysis was performed to assess the binding efficiencies of 53 iridoids, seco-iridoids and analog compounds obtained from 50 gentian species to the active sites of human CYP3A4 enzyme...
April 20, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675268/stochastic-system-identification-without-an-a-priori-chosen-kinetic-model-exploring-feasible-cell-regulation-with-piecewise-linear-functions
#12
Martin Hoffmann, Jörg Galle
Kinetic models are at the heart of system identification. A priori chosen rate functions may, however, be unfitting or too restrictive for complex or previously unanticipated regulation. We applied general purpose piecewise linear functions for stochastic system identification in one dimension using published flow cytometry data on E.coli and report on identification results for equilibrium state and dynamic time series. In metabolic labelling experiments during yeast osmotic stress response, we find mRNA production and degradation to be strongly co-regulated...
2018: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675134/leptin-and-leptin-resistance-in-the-pathogenesis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-possible-link-to-oxidative-stress-and-cardiovascular-complications
#13
REVIEW
Slava Berger, Vsevolod Y Polotsky
Obesity-related sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) cause intermittent hypoxia (IH) during sleep, a powerful trigger of oxidative stress. Obesity also leads to dramatic increases in circulating levels of leptin, a hormone produced in adipose tissue. Leptin acts in the hypothalamus to suppress food intake and increase metabolic rate. However, obese individuals are resistant to metabolic effects of leptin. Leptin also activates the sympathetic nervous system without any evidence of resistance, possibly because these effects occur peripherally without a need to penetrate the blood-brain barrier...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675131/glycine-increases-insulin-sensitivity-and-glutathione-biosynthesis-and-protects-against-oxidative-stress-in-a-model-of-sucrose-induced-insulin-resistance
#14
Mohammed El-Hafidi, Martha Franco, Angélica Ruiz Ramírez, José Santamaria Sosa, José Antonio Pineda Flores, Ocarol López Acosta, Monserrath Chávez Salgado, Guillermo Cardoso-Saldaña
Oxidative stress and redox status play a central role in the link between insulin resistance (IR) and lipotoxicity in metabolic syndrome. This mechanistic link may involve alterations in the glutathione redox state. We examined the effect of glycine supplementation to diet on glutathione biosynthesis, oxidative stress, IR, and insulin cell signaling in liver from sucrose-fed (SF) rats characterized by IR and oxidative stress. Our hypothesis is that the correction of glutathione levels by glycine treatment leads to reduced oxidative stress, a mechanism associated with improved insulin signaling and IR...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675028/the-apoplastic-secretome-of-trichoderma-virens-during-interaction-with-maize-roots-shows-an-inhibition-of-plant-defence-and-scavenging-oxidative-stress-secreted-proteins
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Guillermo Nogueira-Lopez, David R Greenwood, Martin Middleditch, Christopher Winefield, Carla Eaton, Johanna M Steyaert, Artemio Mendoza-Mendoza
In Nature, almost every plant is colonized by fungi. Trichoderma virens is a biocontrol fungus which has the capacity to behave as an opportunistic plant endophyte. Even though many plants are colonized by this symbiont, the exact mechanisms by which Trichoderma masks its entrance into its plant host remain unknown, but likely involve the secretion of different families of proteins into the apoplast that may play crucial roles in the suppression of plant immune responses. In this study, we investigated T. virens colonization of maize roots under hydroponic conditions, evidencing inter- and intracellular colonization by the fungus and modifications in root morphology and coloration...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674968/peripherally-administered-y-2-receptor-antagonist-biie0246-prevents-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice-with-excess-neuropeptide-y-but-enhances-obesity-in-control-mice
#16
Liisa Ailanen, Laura H Vähätalo, Henriikka Salomäki-Myftari, Satu Mäkelä, Wendy Orpana, Suvi T Ruohonen, Eriika Savontaus
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) plays an important role in the regulation of energy homeostasis in the level of central and sympathetic nervous systems (SNSs). Genetic silencing of peripheral Y2 -receptors have anti-obesity effects, but it is not known whether pharmacological blocking of peripheral Y2 -receptors would similarly benefit energy homeostasis. The effects of a peripherally administered Y2 -receptor antagonist were studied in healthy and energy-rich conditions with or without excess NPY. Genetically obese mice overexpressing NPY in brain noradrenergic nerves and SNS (OE-NPYDβH ) represented the situation of elevated NPY levels, while wildtype (WT) mice represented the normal NPY levels...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674958/neuronal-calcium-signaling-in-metabolic-regulation-and-adaptation-to-nutrient-stress
#17
REVIEW
Siddharth Jayakumar, Gaiti Hasan
All organisms can respond physiologically and behaviorally to environmental fluxes in nutrient levels. Different nutrient sensing pathways exist for specific metabolites, and their inputs ultimately define appropriate nutrient uptake and metabolic homeostasis. Nutrient sensing mechanisms at the cellular level require pathways such as insulin and target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling that integrates information from different organ systems like the fat body and the gut. Such integration is essential for coordinating growth with development...
2018: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674805/ectomycorrhizal-and-endophytic-fungi-associated-with-alnus-glutinosa-growing-in-a-saline-area-of-central-poland
#18
Dominika Thiem, Agnieszka Piernik, Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz
Alnus glutinosa (black alder) is a mycorrhizal pioneer tree species with tolerance to high concentrations of salt in the soil and can therefore be considered to be an important tree for the regeneration of forests areas devastated by excessive salt. However, there is still a lack of information about the ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF) associated with mature individuals of A. glutinosa growing in natural saline conditions. The main objective of this study was to test the effect of soil salinity and other physicochemical parameters on root tips colonized by EMF, as well as on the species richness and diversity of an EMF community associated with A...
2018: Symbiosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674714/mechanisms-of-physiological-and-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy
#19
REVIEW
Michinari Nakamura, Junichi Sadoshima
Cardiomyocytes exit the cell cycle and become terminally differentiated soon after birth. Therefore, in the adult heart, instead of an increase in cardiomyocyte number, individual cardiomyocytes increase in size, and the heart develops hypertrophy to reduce ventricular wall stress and maintain function and efficiency in response to an increased workload. There are two types of hypertrophy: physiological and pathological. Hypertrophy initially develops as an adaptive response to physiological and pathological stimuli, but pathological hypertrophy generally progresses to heart failure...
April 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674659/histone-demethylase-jmjd1a-coordinates-acute-and-chronic-adaptation-to-cold-stress-via-thermogenic-phospho-switch
#20
Yohei Abe, Yosuke Fujiwara, Hiroki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Matsumura, Tomonobu Sawada, Shuying Jiang, Ryo Nakaki, Aoi Uchida, Noriko Nagao, Makoto Naito, Shingo Kajimura, Hiroshi Kimura, Timothy F Osborne, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Tatsuhiko Kodama, Takeshi Inagaki, Juro Sakai
In acute cold stress in mammals, JMJD1A, a histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) demethylase, upregulates thermogenic gene expressions through β-adrenergic signaling in brown adipose tissue (BAT). Aside BAT-driven thermogenesis, mammals have another mechanism to cope with long-term cold stress by inducing the browning of the subcutaneous white adipose tissue (scWAT). Here, we show that this occurs through a two-step process that requires both β-adrenergic-dependent phosphorylation of S265 and demethylation of H3K9me2 by JMJD1A...
April 19, 2018: Nature Communications
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