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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
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...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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
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)...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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
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...
February 6, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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
Michal K Handzlik, Dumitru Constantin-Teodosiu, Paul L Greenhaff, Mark A Cole
The pattern of metabolic reprogramming in chronic hypoxia shares similarities with that following myocardial infarction or hypertrophy, however the response of the chronically hypoxic heart to subsequent acute injury, and the role of metabolism is not well understood. Here, we determined the myocardial tolerance of the chronically hypoxic heart to subsequent acute injury, and hypothesised that activation of a key regulator of myocardial metabolism, the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC), could improve hypoxic tolerance...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Physiology
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
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 reveal (13) 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...
November 6, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
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
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
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
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
Mohamad Hafizi Abu Bakar, Mohamad Roji Sarmidi
Accumulating evidence implicates mitochondrial dysfunction-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle as the root cause for the greatest hallmarks of type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the identification of specific metabolite-based markers linked to mitochondrial dysfunction in T2D has not been adequately addressed. Therefore, we sought to identify the markers-based metabolomics for mitochondrial dysfunction associated with T2D. First, a cellular disease model was established using human myotubes treated with antimycin A, an oxidative phosphorylation inhibitor...
August 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
Michaela Aichler, Daniela Borgmann, Jan Krumsiek, Achim Buck, Patrick E MacDonald, Jocelyn E Manning Fox, James Lyon, Peter E Light, Susanne Keipert, Martin Jastroch, Annette Feuchtinger, Nikola S Mueller, Na Sun, Andrew Palmer, Theodore Alexandrov, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Susanne Neschen, Matthias H Tschöp, Axel Walch
The processes contributing to β cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes (T2D) are uncertain, largely because it is difficult to access β cells in their intact immediate environment. We examined the pathophysiology of β cells under T2D progression directly in pancreatic tissues. We used MALDI imaging of Langerhans islets (LHIs) within mouse tissues or from human tissues to generate in situ-omics data, which we supported with in vitro experiments. Molecular interaction networks provided information on functional pathways and molecules...
June 6, 2017: Cell Metabolism
Pernilla Videhult Pierre, Jakob Haglöf, Birgitta Linder, Mikael K R Engskog, Torbjörn Arvidsson, Curt Pettersson, Anette Fransson, Göran Laurell
BACKGROUND: Ototoxicity from treatment with the anticancer drug cisplatin remains a clinical problem. A wide range of intracellular targets of cisplatin has been found in vivo. AIM: To investigate cisplatin-induced change of the serum metabolite profile and its association with ototoxicity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Guinea pigs (n = 14) were treated with cisplatin (8 mg/kg b.w., i.v.) 30 min after administration of the otoprotector candidate sodium thiosulfate (group STS; n = 7) or sodium chloride (group NaCl; n = 7)...
October 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Hui Li, Su-Fang Fan, Yan Wang, Shi-Gang Shen, Dian-Xing Sun
A method was developed for analyzing broad spectrum small molecule metabolites in the serum of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients based on ultrafast liquid chromatography-ion trap-time of flight tandem mass spectrometry (UFLC-IT-TOF MS). Serum samples were collected from 80 HCC patients and healthy persons. After pretreatment process for protein precipitation, the supernatant was analyzed with the UFLC-IT-TOF MS to obtain information on the metabonomics of small molecules. The eight compounds of glycocholic acid, choline glycerophosphate, acetyl-L-phenylalanine, oleamide, tetradecanamide, acetylcarnitine, lysolecithin and glycochenodeoxycholic acid in the HCC group were identified with significant differences from those in the health group (P <0...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
Carine Lindquist, Bodil Bjørndal, Christine Renate Rossmann, Deusdedit Tusubira, Asbjørn Svardal, Gro Vatne Røsland, Karl Johan Tronstad, Seth Hallström, Rolf Kristian Berge
Hepatic mitochondrial function, APOC-III, and LPL are potential targets for triglyceride (TG)-lowering drugs. After 3 weeks of dietary treatment with the compound 2-(tridec-12-yn-1-ylthio)acetic acid (1-triple TTA), the hepatic mitochondrial FA oxidation increased more than 5-fold in male Wistar rats. Gene expression analysis in liver showed significant downregulation of APOC-III and upregulation of LPL and the VLDL receptor. This led to lower hepatic (53%) and plasma (73%) TG levels. Concomitantly, liver-specific biomarkers related to mitochondrial biogenesis and function (mitochondrial DNA, citrate synthase activity, and cytochrome c and TFAM gene expression) were elevated...
July 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
Koryun Mirzoyan, Kristaps Klavins, Therese Koal, Marion Gillet, Dimitri Marsal, Colette Denis, Julie Klein, Jean-Loup Bascands, Joost P Schanstra, Jean-Sébastien Saulnier-Blache
Hyperlipidemia is a risk factor for initiation and progression of diabetic nephropathy but the metabolic pathways altered in the diabetic kidney in a context of hyperlipidemia remain incompletely described. Assuming that changes in urine composition reflect the alteration of renal metabolism and function, we analyzed the urine metabolite composition of diabetic (streptozotocin-treatment) and control (non diabetic) ApoE-/- mice fed a high cholesterol diet using targeted quantitative metabolomics. Urine metabolome was also compared to the plasma metabolome of the same animals...
May 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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