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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218981/the-genetic-architecture-of-amino-acids-dissection-by-association-and-linkage-analysis-in-maize
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Min Deng, Dongqin Li, Jingyun Luo, Yingjie Xiao, Haijun Liu, Qingchun Pan, Xuehai Zhang, Minliang Jin, Mingchao Zhao, Jianbing Yan
Amino acids are both constituents of proteins, providing the essential nutrition for humans and animals, and signaling molecules regulating the growth and development of plants. Most cultivars of maize are deficient in essential amino acids such as lysine and tryptophan. Here, we measured the levels of 17 different total amino acids, and created 48 derived traits in mature kernels from a maize diversity inbred collection and three recombinant inbred line (RIL) populations. By GWAS, 247 and 281 significant loci were identified in two different environments, 5...
February 20, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196863/conformational-changes-in-the-activation-loop-of-mitochondrial-glutaminase-c-a-direct-fluorescence-read-out-that-distinguishes-the-binding-of-allosteric-inhibitors-from-activators
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Clint A Stalnecker, Jon W Erickson, Richard A Cerione
The first step in glutamine catabolism is catalyzed by the mitochondrial enzyme glutaminase, with a specific isoform, glutaminase C (GAC), being highly expressed in cancer cells. GAC activation requires the formation of homo-tetramers, promoted by anionic allosteric activators such as inorganic phosphate. This leads to the proper orientation of a flexible loop proximal to the dimer-dimer interface that is essential for catalysis (i.e. the activation loop). A major class of allosteric inhibitors of GAC, with the prototype being BPTES (bis-2-(5-phenylacetamido-1,2,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)ethyl sulfide), and the related molecule CB-839, binds to the activation loop and induces the formation of an inactive tetramer (2 inhibitors bound per active tetramer)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159919/evaluation-of-radiofluorinated-carboximidamides-as-potential-ido-targeted-pet-tracers-for-cancer-imaging
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Xuan Huang, Zhongjie Pan, Michael L Doligalski, Xia Xiao, Epifanio Ruiz, Mikalai M Budzevich, Haibin Tian
IDO1 is an enzyme catalyzing the initial and rate-limiting step in the catabolism of tryptophan along the kynurenine pathway. IDO1 expression could suppress immune responses by blocking T-lymphocyte proliferation locally, suggesting a role of IDO in the regulation of immune responses. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of radiofluorinated carboximidamides as selective PET radioligands for IDO1. Specific binding correlated with IDO1 expression as measured through in vitro, microPET experiments...
January 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117398/tryptophan-2-3-dioxygenase-tdo-deficiency-is-associated-with-subclinical-neuroprotection-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Tobias V Lanz, Sarah K Williams, Aleksandar Stojic, Simeon Iwantscheff, Jana K Sonner, Carl Grabitz, Simon Becker, Laura-Inés Böhler, Soumya R Mohapatra, Felix Sahm, Günter Küblbeck, Toshikazu Nakamura, Hiroshi Funakoshi, Christiane A Opitz, Wolfgang Wick, Ricarda Diem, Michael Platten
The catabolism of tryptophan to immunosuppressive and neuroactive kynurenines is a key metabolic pathway regulating immune responses and neurotoxicity. The rate-limiting step is controlled by indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase (TDO). IDO is expressed in antigen presenting cells during immune reactions, hepatic TDO regulates blood homeostasis of tryptophan and neuronal TDO influences neurogenesis. While the role of IDO has been described in multiple immunological settings, little is known about TDO's effects on the immune system...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077028/ferulic-acid-suppresses-expression-of-tryptophan-metabolic-key-enzyme-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-via-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-mapk-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-microglial-cells
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Manami Koshiguchi, Hitoshi Komazaki, Shizuka Hirai, Yukari Egashira
Ferulic acid (FA) is a phenol compound found in plants that has anti-inflammatory properties. Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a tryptophan catabolic enzyme induced in immune cells, including glial cells, during inflammation. Enhanced IDO expression leads to reduced tryptophan levels and increased levels of toxic metabolites, including quinolinic acid. Therefore, inhibition of IDO expression may be effective in suppressing progression of neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we examined the effect of FA in microglial cells on IDO expression levels and related inflammatory signal molecules...
January 12, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041837/the-fate-of-technical-grade-chlordane-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet-and-its-roles-as-a-candidate-obesogen
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Dezhen Wang, Xinru Wang, Ping Zhang, Yao Wang, Renke Zhang, Jin Yan, Zhiqiang Zhou, Wentao Zhu
Epidemiological studies indicate that exposure to persistent organic pollutants is positively associated with the prevalence of obesity. To delineate the potential role of technical-grade chlordane in obesity development, chlordane metabolism and chlordane-induced metabolic changes were investigated in mice fed high-fat diet (HFD) over a 6-week period. Gas chromatography-electron capture detector analysis showed that HFD induced more accumulation of technical chlordane in the liver, muscle and adipose tissue...
March 2017: Environmental Pollution
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
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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/27891058/ido2-a-pathogenic-mediator-of-inflammatory-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Lauren M F Merlo, Laura Mandik-Nayak
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 2 (IDO2), a homolog of the better-studied tryptophan-catabolizing enzyme IDO1, is an immunomodulatory molecule with potential effects on various diseases including cancer and autoimmunity. Here, we review what is known about the direct connections between IDO2 and immune function, particularly in relationship to autoimmune inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Accumulating evidence indicates that IDO2 acts as a pro-inflammatory mediator of autoimmunity, with a functional phenotype distinct from IDO1...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886064/probiotic-supplements-beneficially-affect-tryptophan-kynurenine-metabolism-and-reduce-the-incidence-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-trained-athletes-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Barbara Strasser, Daniela Geiger, Markus Schauer, Johanna M Gostner, Hannes Gatterer, Martin Burtscher, Dietmar Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Prolonged intense exercise has been associated with transient suppression of immune function and an increased risk of infections. In this context, the catabolism of amino acid tryptophan via kynurenine may play an important role. The present study examined the effect of a probiotic supplement on the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and the metabolism of aromatic amino acids after exhaustive aerobic exercise in trained athletes during three months of winter training...
November 23, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871872/biotechnological-production-of-aromatic-compounds-of-the-extended-shikimate-pathway-from-renewable-biomass
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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/27870896/m30-antagonizes-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-activation-and-neurodegeneration-induced-by-corticosterone-in-the-hippocampus
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Chun-Sing Lam, George Lim Tipoe, Johnny Kong-Ching Wong, Moussa B H Youdim, Man-Lung Fung
Monoamine oxidases (MAO), downstream targets of glucocorticoid, maintain the turnover and homeostasis of monoamine neurotransmitters; yet, its pathophysiological role in monoamine deficiency, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation remains controversial. Protective effects of M30, a brain selective MAO inhibitor with iron-chelating antioxidant properties, have been shown in models of neurodegenerative diseases. This study aims to examine the neuroprotective mechanism of M30 against depressive-like behavior induced by corticosterone (CORT)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866207/post-stroke-fatigue-may-be-associated-with-the-promoter-region-of-a-monoamine-oxidase-a-gene-polymorphism
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Smi Choi-Kwon, Mihye Ko, Sang-Eun Jun, Juhan Kim, Kyung-Hee Cho, Hyun-Wook Nah, Hasup Song, Jong S Kim
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common sequela of stroke. Despite reports of serotonergic involvement in the etiology of PSF, the potential contribution of serotonergic genes in the development of PSF needs to be investigated. METHODS: A total of 373 patients, who experienced ischemic stroke for PSF, were evaluated 3 months after the stroke. PSF was assessed using the Fatigue Severity Scale. The genomic DNA collected and stored in a -70°C freezer was genotyped for 6 polymorphisms in genes associated with serotonin synthesis (tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (TPH1) A218C, TPH2 rs10879355, and TPH2 rs4641528), transport (the promoter region of the serotonin transporter protein), and catabolism (the 30-bp functional variable number tandem repeat) polymorphism in the promoter region of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A)...
2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861556/antioxidant-properties-of-kynurenines-density-functional-theory-calculations
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Aleksandr V Zhuravlev, Gennady A Zakharov, Boris F Shchegolev, Elena V Savvateeva-Popova
Kynurenines, the main products of tryptophan catabolism, possess both prooxidant and anioxidant effects. Having multiple neuroactive properties, kynurenines are implicated in the development of neurological and cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases. Autoxidation of 3-hydroxykynurenine (3HOK) and its derivatives, 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3HAA) and xanthommatin (XAN), leads to the hyperproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which damage cell structures. At the same time, 3HOK and 3HAA have been shown to be powerful ROS scavengers...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853989/proposed-recommendations-for-diagnosing-and-managing-individuals-with-glutaric-aciduria-type-i-second-revision
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REVIEW
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)...
January 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819068/the-kynurenine-tryptophan-ratio-and-glioblastoma-patients-treated-with-hsppc-96-vaccine
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Alicia Lenzen, Lijie Zhai, Kristen L Lauing, Galina Gritsina, Erik Ladomersky, Matthew Genet, C David James, Orin Bloch, Derek A Wainwright
The discovery that immunotherapy is a clinically-relevant approach for the treatment of malignant tumors is revolutionizing patient care. In adults diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive and incurable primary brain tumor, autologous HSPPC-96 vaccination provides a significant increase in overall survival. However, all GBM patients eventually succumb to their disease, providing rationale for discovering new methods that proactively identify individuals that will respond, optimally. Of the immunosuppressive mediators that contribute to the inhibition of productive tumor immunity, indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase 1 (IDO1), a rate-limiting enzyme that catabolizes tryptophan (Trp) into kynurenine (Kyn), has been demonstrated to be expressed at elevated levels in patients with malignant glioma...
September 2016: Immunotherapy (Los Angeles, Calif.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810899/a-pitcher-and-catcher-mechanism-drives-endogenous-substrate-isomerization-by-a-dehydrogenase-in-kynurenine-metabolism
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Yu Yang, Ian Davis, Uyen Ha, Yifan Wang, Inchul Shin, Aimin Liu
Aldehyde dehydrogenase typically performs oxidation of aldehydes to their corresponding carboxylic acid while reducing NAD(P)(+) to NAD(P)H via covalent catalysis mediated by an active-site cysteine residue. One member of this superfamily, the enzyme 2-aminomuconate-6-semialdehyde dehydrogenase (AMSDH), is a component of the kynurenine pathway, which catabolizes tryptophan in mammals and certain bacteria. AMSDH catalyzes the NAD(+)-dependent oxidation of 2-aminomuconate semialdehyde to 2-aminomuconate. We recently determined the first crystal structure of AMSDH and several catalytic cycle intermediates...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773992/the-kynurenine-pathway-is-a-double-edged-sword-in-immune-privileged-sites-and-in-cancer-implications-for-immunotherapy
#17
Jean-Pierre Routy, Bertrand Routy, Gina M Graziani, Vikram Mehraj
The term "immune privilege" was originally coined to describe the suppression of inflammatory responses within organs protected by anatomic barriers, ie, the eyes, brain, placenta, and testes. However, cellular and metabolic processes, which orchestrate immune responses, also control inflammation within these sites. Our current understanding of tolerogenic mechanisms has extended the definition of immune privilege to include hair follicles, the colon, and cancer. By catabolizing tryptophan, cells expressing the enzyme indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase produce kynurenine metabolites, which orchestrate local and systemic responses to control inflammation, thus maintaining immune privilege...
2016: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771694/activation-of-tryptophan-and-phenylalanine-catabolism-in-the-remission-phase-of-allergic-contact-dermatitis-a-pilot-study
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Auksė Zinkevičienė, Denis Kainov, Irutė Girkontaitė, Eglė Lastauskienė, Violeta Kvedarienė, Yu Fu, Simon Anders, Vidya Velagapudi
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is an inflammatory skin disease caused by repeated skin exposure to contact allergens. The severity and duration of this disease are associated with many different factors. Some of these factors may represent markers for monitoring disease activity and the individual response to an intervention. METHODS: We used a targeted metabolomics approach to find such factors in the serum of individuals with ACD. Metabolomics profiles were examined and compared in the acute phase of the disease and also in the absence of disease activity...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729784/tryptophan-catabolism-in-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Makedonka Gulcev, Cavan Reilly, Timothy J Griffin, Corey D Broeckling, Brian J Sandri, Bruce A Witthuhn, Shane W Hodgson, Prescott G Woodruff, Chris H Wendt
INTRODUCTION: Exacerbations are a leading cause of morbidity in COPD. The objective of this study was to identify metabolomic biomarkers of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). METHODS: We measured metabolites via mass spectrometry (MS) in plasma drawn within 24 hours of admission to the hospital for 33 patients with an AECOPD (day 0) and 30 days later and for 65 matched controls. Individual metabolites were measured via selective reaction monitoring with mass spectrometry...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705910/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-regulates-anti-tumor-immunity-in-lung-cancer-by-metabolic-reprogramming-of-immune-cells-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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Cara C Schafer, Yong Wang, Kenneth P Hough, Anandi Sawant, Stefan C Grant, Victor J Thannickal, Jaroslaw Zmijewski, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Jessy S Deshane
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) has been implicated in immune evasion by tumors. Upregulation of this tryptophan (Trp)-catabolizing enzyme, in tumor cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) within the tumor microenvironment (TME), leads to Trp depletion that impairs cytotoxic T cell responses and survival; however, exact mechanisms remain incompletely understood. We previously reported that a combination therapy of gemcitabine and a superoxide dismutase mimetic promotes anti-tumor immunity in a mouse model of lung cancer by inhibiting MDSCs, enhancing polyfunctional response of CD8+ memory T cells, and extending survival...
15, 2016: Oncotarget
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