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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764569/-combined-effect-of-gestational-age-and-birth-weight-on-metabolites-related-to-inherited-metabolic-diseases-in-neonates
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Fang Yi, Ling Wang, Mei Wang, Xue-Lian Yuan, Hua-Jing Wan, Jia-Yuan Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the combined effect of gestational age and birth weight on metabolites related to inherited metabolic diseases (IMD). METHODS: A total of 3 381 samples ruled out of IMD by follow-up were randomly selected from 38 931 newborns who participated in the neonatal IMD screening during 2014-2016. The 3 381 neonates were categorized into seven groups according to their gestational age and birth weight: extremely preterm appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) group (n=12), preterm small-for-gestational age (SGA) group (n=18), preterm AGA group (n=219), preterm large-for-gestational age (LGA) group (n=18), full-term SGA group (n=206), full-term AGA group (n=2 677), and full-term LGA group (n=231)...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751839/metabolic-reprogramming-of-the-urea-cycle-pathway-in-experimental-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-rats-induced-by-monocrotaline
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Hai-Kuo Zheng, Jun-Han Zhao, Yi Yan, Tian-Yu Lian, Jue Ye, Xiao-Jian Wang, Zhe Wang, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Yang-Yang He, Ping Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare systemic disorder associated with considerable metabolic dysfunction. Although enormous metabolomic studies on PAH have been emerging, research remains lacking on metabolic reprogramming in experimental PAH models. We aim to evaluate the metabolic changes in PAH and provide new insight into endogenous metabolic disorders of PAH. METHOD: A single subcutaneous injection of monocrotaline (MCT) (60 mg kg- 1 ) was used for rats to establish PAH model...
May 11, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678548/acetyl-l-carnitine-is-an-anti-angiogenic-agent-targeting-the-vegfr2-and-cxcr4-pathways
#3
Denisa Baci, Antonino Bruno, Barbara Bassani, Matilde Tramacere, Lorenzo Mortara, Adriana Albini, Douglas M Noonan
Carnitines play an important role in the energy exchange in cells, involved in the transport of fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane. L-Acetylcarnitine (ALCAR) is an acetic acid ester of carnitine that has higher bioavailability than carnitine and is considered a fat-burning energizer supplement. We previously found that in serum samples from prostate cancer (PCa) patients, 3 carnitine family members were significantly decreased, suggesting a potential protective role of carnitine against PCa...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666584/differences-in-muscle-metabolism-between-triathletes-and-normally-active-volunteers-investigated-using-multinuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-7t
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Radka Klepochová, Ladislav Valkovič, Thomas Hochwartner, Christoph Triska, Norbert Bachl, Harald Tschan, Siegfried Trattnig, Michael Krebs, Martin Krššák
Purpose: The influence of endurance training on skeletal muscle metabolism can currently be studied only by invasive sampling or through a few related parameters that are investigated by either proton (1 H) or phosphorus (31 P) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The aim of this study was to compare the metabolic differences between endurance-trained triathletes and healthy volunteers using multi-parametric data acquired by both, 31 P- and 1 H-MRS, at ultra-high field (7T) in a single experimental protocol...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626588/risk-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-relation-to-plasma-concentrations-of-amino-acids-and-acylcarnitines-a-nested-case-control-study
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Cynthia Roy, Pierre-Yves Tremblay, Elhadji Assanour-Laouan-Sidi, Michel Lucas, Jean-Claude Forest, Yves Giguère, Pierre Ayotte
AIMS: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects between 5 to 10 % of all pregnancies in Canada and can lead to adverse health outcomes in both the mother and fetus. Amino acids (AA) and acylcarnitines (AC) have been identified as early biomarkers of type 2 diabetes but their usefulness in screening for GDM has yet to be demonstrated. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study involving 50 controls and 50 GDM cases diagnosed between the 24th and 28th week of gestation...
April 4, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596720/differential-mobility-spectrometry-dms-reveals-the-elevation-of-urinary-acetylcarnitine-in-non-human-primates-nhps-exposed-to-radiation
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Nicholas B Vera, Zhidan Chen, Evan Pannkuk, Evagelia C Laiakis, Albert J Fornace, Derek M Erion, Stephen L Coy, Jeffrey A Pfefferkorn, Paul Vouros
Acetylcarnitine has been identified as one of several urinary biomarkers indicative of radiation exposure in adult rhesus macaque monkeys (non-human primates, NHPs). Previous work has demonstrated an up-regulated dose-response profile in a balanced male/female NHP cohort1 . As a contribution toward the development of metabolomics-based radiation biodosimetry in human populations and other applications of acetylcarnitine screening, we have developed a quantitative, high-throughput method for the analysis of acetylcarnitine...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534088/age-dependent-changes-in-metabolic-profile-of-turkey-spermatozoa-as-assessed-by-nmr-analysis
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Nicolaia Iaffaldano, Michele Di Iorio, Luisa Mannina, Gianluca Paventi, Maria Pina Rosato, Silvia Cerolini, Anatoly P Sobolev
Metabolic profile of fresh turkey spermatozoa at three different reproductive period ages, namely 32, 44 and 56 weeks, was monitored by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and correlated to sperm quality parameters. The age-related decrease in sperm quality as indicated by reduction of sperm concentration, sperm mobility and osmotic tolerance was associated to variation in the level of specific water-soluble and liposoluble metabolites. In particular, the highest levels of isoleucine, phenylalanine, leucine, tyrosine and valine were found at 32 weeks of age, whereas aspartate, lactate, creatine, carnitine, acetylcarnitine levels increased during the ageing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526653/deep-vein-thrombosis-exhibits-characteristic-serum-and-vein-wall-metabolic-phenotypes-in-the-inferior-vena-cava-ligation-mouse-model
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Yeji Sung, Konstantina Spagou, Marina Kafeza, Michael Kyriakides, Brahman Dharmarajah, Joseph Shalhoub, Jose A Diaz, Thomas W Wakefield, Elaine Holmes, Alun H Davies
OBJECTIVES: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major health problem, responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. The identification of a simple and effective diagnostic biomarker of DVT remains a challenge. Metabolomics have recently emerged as a new powerful scientific tool to characterise metabolic phenotypes of complex diseases and investigate small molecules in biofluids. The aim of the study was to identify the blood and vein wall metabolomic signature of DVT in a murine experimental model...
May 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459213/maximal-intensity-exercise-does-not-fully-restore-muscle-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex-activation-after-3-days-of-high-fat-dietary-intake
#9
D Constantin-Teodosiu, G Cederblad, M Bergström, P L Greenhaff
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Exercise activates muscle pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC), but moderate intensity exercise fails to fully activate muscle PDC after high-fat diet [1]. We investigated whether maximal intensity exercise overcomes this inhibition. METHODS: Quadriceps femoris muscle biopsy samples were obtained from healthy males at rest, and after 46 and 92 electrically-evoked maximal intermittent isometric contractions, which were preceded by 3 days of either low- (18%) or high- (69%) isocaloric dietary fat intake (LFD and HFD, respectively)...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444900/extended-duration-nocturnal-hemodialysis-and-changes-in-plasma-metabolite-profiles
#10
Sahir Kalim, Ron Wald, Andrew T Yan, Marc B Goldstein, Mercedeh Kiaii, Dihua Xu, Anders H Berg, Clary Clish, Ravi Thadhani, Eugene P Rhee, Jeffrey Perl
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In-center, extended duration nocturnal hemodialysis has been associated with variable clinical benefits, but the effect of extended duration hemodialysis on many established uremic solutes and other components of the metabolome is unknown. We determined the magnitude of change in metabolite profiles for patients on extended duration nocturnal hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In a 52-week prospective, observational study, we followed 33 patients receiving conventional thrice weekly hemodialysis who converted to nocturnal hemodialysis (7-8 hours per session, three times per week)...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422939/associations-between-fatty-acid-oxidation-hepatic-mitochondrial-function-and-plasma-acylcarnitine-levels-in-mice
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Bodil Bjørndal, Eva Katrine Alterås, Carine Lindquist, Asbjørn Svardal, Jon Skorve, Rolf K Berge
Background: The 4-thia fatty acid tetradecylthiopropionic acid (TTP) is known to inhibit mitochondrial β-oxidation, and can be used as chemically induced hepatic steatosis-model in rodents, while 3-thia fatty acid tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA) stimulates fatty acid oxidation through activation of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα). We wished to determine how these two compounds affected in vivo respiration and mitochondrial efficiency, with an additional goal to elucidate whether mitochondrial function is reflected in plasma acylcarnitine levels...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411415/probing-cardiac-metabolism-by-hyperpolarized-13c-mr-using-an-exclusively-endogenous-substrate-mixture-and-photo-induced-nonpersistent-radicals
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Jessica A M Bastiaansen, Hikari A I Yoshihara, Andrea Capozzi, Juerg Schwitter, Rolf Gruetter, Matthew E Merritt, Arnaud Comment
PURPOSE: To probe the cardiac metabolism of carbohydrates and short chain fatty acids simultaneously in vivo following the injection of a hyperpolarized 13 C-labeled substrate mixture prepared using photo-induced nonpersistent radicals. METHODS: Droplets of mixed [1-13 C]pyruvic and [1-13 C]butyric acids were frozen into glassy beads in liquid nitrogen. Ethanol addition was investigated as a means to increase the polarization level. The beads were irradiated with ultraviolet light and the radical concentration was measured by ESR spectroscopy...
May 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387561/high-incidence-of-low-vitamin-b12-levels-in-estonian-newborns
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Karit Reinson, Kadi Künnapas, Annika Kriisa, Mari-Anne Vals, Kai Muru, Katrin Õunap
Vitamin B12 deficiency seems to be more common worldwide than previously thought. However, only a few reports based on data from newborn screening (NBS) programs have drawn attention to that subject. In Estonia, over the past three years, we have diagnosed 14 newborns with congenital acquired vitamin B12 deficiency. Therefore, the incidence of that condition is 33.8/100,000 live births, which is considerably more than previously believed. None of the newborns had any clinical symptoms associated with vitamin B12 deficiency before the treatment, and all biochemical markers normalized after treatment, which strongly supports the presence of treatable congenital deficiency of vitamin B12...
June 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383727/increasing-cardiac-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-flux-during-chronic-hypoxia-improves-acute-hypoxic-tolerance
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Michal K Handzlik, Dumitru Constantin-Teodosiu, Paul L Greenhaff, Mark A Cole
KEY POINTS: The cardiac metabolic reprogramming seen in heart diseases such as myocardial infarction and hypertrophy shares similarities with that seen in chronic hypoxia, but understanding of how the hypoxic heart responds to further hypoxic challenge - hypoxic tolerance - is limited. The pyruvate dehydrogenase complex serves to control irreversible decarboxylation of pyruvate within mitochondria, and is a key regulator of substrate metabolism, potentially regulating hypoxic tolerance...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170469/rapid-changes-in-atlantic-grey-seal-milk-from-birth-to-weaning-immune-factors-and-indicators-of-metabolic-strain
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Amanda D Lowe, Sami Bawazeer, David G Watson, Suzanne McGill, Richard J S Burchmore, P P Paddy Pomeroy, Malcolm W Kennedy
True seals have the shortest lactation periods of any group of placental mammal. Most are capital breeders that undergo short, intense lactations, during which they fast while transferring substantial proportions of their body reserves to their pups, which they then abruptly wean. Milk was collected from Atlantic grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) periodically from birth until near weaning. Milk protein profiles matured within 24 hours or less, indicating the most rapid transition from colostrum to mature phase lactation yet observed...
November 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106770/probing-the-cardiac-malate-aspartate-shuttle-non-invasively-using-hyperpolarized-1-2-13-c-2-pyruvate
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Albert P Chen, Angus Z Lau, Yi-Ping Gu, Marie A Schroeder, Jennifer Barry, Charles H Cunningham
Previous studies have demonstrated that using hyperpolarized [2-13 C]pyruvate as a contrast agent can reveal13 C signals from metabolites associated with the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. However, the metabolites detectable from TCA cycle-mediated oxidation of [2-13 C]pyruvate are the result of several metabolic steps. In the instance of the [5-13 C]glutamate signal, the amplitude can be modulated by changes to the rates of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) flux, TCA cycle flux and metabolite pool size. Also key is the malate-aspartate shuttle, which facilitates the transport of cytosolic reducing equivalents into the mitochondria for oxidation via the malate-α-ketoglutarate transporter, a process coupled to the exchange of cytosolic malate for mitochondrial α-ketoglutarate...
January 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030856/mitochondrial-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coa-synthase-deficiency-unique-presenting-laboratory-values-and-a-review-of-biochemical-and-clinical-features
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Erin Conboy, Filippo Vairo, Matthew Schultz, Katherine Agre, Ross Ridsdale, David Deyle, Devin Oglesbee, Dimitar Gavrilov, Eric W Klee, Brendan Lanpher
We report an 8-month-old infant with decreased consciousness after a febrile episode and reduced oral intake. He was profoundly acidotic but his lactate was normal. Serum triglycerides were markedly elevated and HDL cholesterol was very low. The urine organic acid analysis during the acute episode revealed a complex pattern of relative hypoketotic dicarboxylic aciduria, suggestive of a potential fatty acid oxidation disorder. MRI showed extensive brain abnormalities concerning for a primary energy deficiency...
October 14, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912724/abnormalities-in-the-polysomnographic-adenosine-and-metabolic-response-to-sleep-deprivation-in-an-animal-model-of-hyperammonemia
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Selena Marini, Olena Santangeli, Pirjo Saarelainen, Benita Middleton, Namrata Chowdhury, Debra J Skene, Rodolfo Costa, Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, Sara Montagnese
Patients with liver cirrhosis can develop hyperammonemia and hepatic encephalopathy (HE), accompanied by pronounced daytime sleepiness. Previous studies with healthy volunteers show that experimental increase in blood ammonium levels increases sleepiness and slows the waking electroencephalogram. As ammonium increases adenosine levels in vitro, and adenosine is a known regulator of sleep/wake homeostasis, we hypothesized that the sleepiness-inducing effect of ammonium is mediated by adenosine. Eight adult male Wistar rats were fed with an ammonium-enriched diet for 4 weeks; eight rats on standard diet served as controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901489/uplc%C3%A2-qtofms%C3%A2-based-metabolomic-analysis-of-the-serum-of-hypoxic-preconditioning-mice
#19
Jie Liu, Gang Zhan, Dewei Chen, Jian Chen, Zhi-Bin Yuan, Er-Long Zhang, Yi-Xing Gao, Gang Xu, Bing-Da Sun, Wenting Liao, Yu-Qi Gao
Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) is well‑known to exert a protective effect against hypoxic injury; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. The present study utilized a serum metabolomics approach to detect the alterations associated with HPC. In the present study, an animal model of HPC was established by exposing adult BALB/c mice to acute repetitive hypoxia four times. The serum samples were collected by orbital blood sampling. Metabolite profiling was performed using ultra‑performance liquid chromatography‑quadrupole time‑of‑flight mass spectrometry (UPLC‑QTOFMS), in conjunction with univariate and multivariate statistical analyses...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886580/a-plasma-metabonomic-analysis-on-potential-biomarker-in-pyrexia-induced-by-three-methods-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-fourier-transform-ion-cyclotron-resonance-mass-spectrometry
#20
Ting Liu, Songhe Li, Xiumin Tian, Zhaoqin Li, Yue Cui, Fei Han, Yunli Zhao, Zhiguo Yu
Pyrexia usually is a systemic pathological process that can lead to metabolic disorders. Metabonomics as a powerful tool not only can reveal the pathological mechanisms, but also can give insight into the progression of pyrexia from another angle. Thus, an ultra high performance liquid chromatography combined with Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (UHPLC-FT-ICR-MS) metabonomic approach was employed for the first time to investigate the plasma biochemical characteristics of pyrexia induced by three methods and to reveal subtle metabolic changes under the condition of pyrexia so as to explore its mechanism...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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