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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528318/metabolic-profiling-of-goldfish-carassius-auratis-after-long-term-glyphosate-based-herbicide-exposure
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Ming-Hui Li, Ling-Yu Ruan, Jin-Wei Zhou, Yong-Hong Fu, Lei Jiang, He Zhao, Jun-Song Wang
Glyphosate is an efficient herbicide widely used worldwide. However, its toxicity to non-targeted organisms has not been fully elucidated. In this study, the toxicity of glyphosate-based herbicide was evaluated on goldfish (Carassius auratus) after long-term exposure. Tissues of brains, kidneys and livers were collected and submitted to NMR-based metabolomics analysis and histopathological inspection. Plasma was collected and the blood biochemical indexes of AST, ALT, BUN, CRE, LDH, SOD, GSH-Px, GR and MDA were measured...
May 13, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528135/presymptomatically-applied-ampa-receptor-antagonist-prevents-calcium-increase-in-vulnerable-type-of-motor-axon-terminals-of-mice-modeling-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Roland Patai, Melinda Paizs, Massimo Tortarolo, Caterina Bendotti, Izabella Obál, József I Engelhardt, László Siklós
Increased intracellular calcium (Ca), which might be the consequence of an excess influx through Ca-permeable α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors, plays a crucial role in degeneration of motor neurons. Previously we demonstrated that the presymptomatic application of AMPA receptor antagonist, talampanel, could reduce Ca elevation in spinal motor neurons of mice carrying the G93A mutation of superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), modeling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It remained to be examined whether the remote, functionally semi-autonomous motor axon terminals could be rescued from the Ca overload, or if the terminals, where the degeneration possibly starts, already experience intractable changes at early time points...
May 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528107/foliar-nitrogen-application-in-cabernet-sauvignon-vines-effects-on-wine-flavonoid-and-amino-acid-content
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Gastón Gutiérrez-Gamboa, Teresa Garde-Cerdán, Javier Portu, Yerko Moreno-Simunovic, Ana M Martínez-Gil
Wine quality greatly depends on its chemical composition. Among the most important wine chemical compounds, flavonoids are the major contributors to wine organoleptic properties while amino acids have a huge impact on fermentation development and wine volatile profile. Likewise, nitrogen applications are known to have an impact on wine composition. Therefore, the aim of this work was to study the effects of foliar nitrogen applications on wine flavonoid and amino acid composition. The experiment involved five foliar nitrogen applications at veraison time: urea (Ur), urea plus sulphur (Ur+S), arginine (Arg), and two commercial fertilizers Nutrimyr Thiols (NT) and Basfoliar Algae (BA)...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528106/characterization-of-white-tea-metabolome-comparison-against-green-and-black-tea-by-a-nontargeted-metabolomics-approach
#4
Weidong Dai, Dongchao Xie, Meiling Lu, Pengliang Li, Haipeng Lv, Chen Yang, Qunhua Peng, Yin Zhu, Li Guo, Yue Zhang, Junfeng Tan, Zhi Lin
White tea is considered the least processed form of tea and is reported to have a series of potent bioactivities, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, and anti-cancer activities. However, the chemical composition of white tea and the dynamic changes of the metabolites during the manufacturing process are far from clear. In this study, we applied a nontargeted metabolomics approach based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF/MS) to comprehensively profile the characteristic metabolites of white tea...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528090/key-odor-and-physicochemical-characteristics-of-raw-and-roasted-jicaro-seeds-crescentia-alata-k-h-b
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Carla Vaneza Corrales, Marc Lebrun, Fabrice Vaillant, Marie Noelle Madec, Sylvie Lortal, Ana Mercedes Pérez, Geneviève Fliedel
Jicaro seeds (Crescentia alata) are widely consumed in Central America, primarily as a popular tasty and nutritious beverage called "horchata". Seeds are roasted to develop a specific aroma through a process that has never been explored. Volatile compounds, extracted from raw and roasted jicaro seeds (140°C for 140s) by SAFE (Solvent Assisted Flavor Evaporation), were analyzed by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Twenty-seven volatile compounds were isolated, among which, ethyl-2-methylbutyrate was designated by olfactometry as providing the characteristic jicaro note (0...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528081/click-strategy-using-disodium-salts-of-amino-acids-improves-the-water-solubility-of-plinabulin-and-kpu-300
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Fumika Yakushiji, Kyohei Muguruma, Yoshiki Hayashi, Takuya Shirasaka, Ryosuke Kawamata, Hironari Tanaka, Yushi Yoshiwaka, Akihiro Taguchi, Kentaro Takayama, Yoshio Hayashi
Plinabulin and KPU-300 are promising anti-microtubule agents; however, the low water solubility of these compounds (<0.1µg/mL) has limited their pharmaceutical advantages. Here, we developed five water-soluble derivatives of plinabulin and KPU-300 with a click strategy using disodium salts of amino acids. The mother skeleton, diketopiperazine (DKP), was transformed into a monolactim-type alkyne and a copper-catalyzed alkyne azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) combined azides that was derived from amino acids as a water-solubilizing moiety...
May 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527975/the-reaumuria-trigyna-transcription-factor-rtwrky1-confers-tolerance-to-salt-stress-in-transgenic-arabidopsis
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Chao Du, Pingping Zhao, Huirong Zhang, Ningning Li, Linlin Zheng, Yingchun Wang
Reaumuria trigyna (R. trigyna) is an endangered small shrub endemic to the Eastern Alxa-Western Ordos area in Inner Mongolia, China. Based on R. trigyna transcriptome data, the Group I WRKY transcription factor gene RtWRKY1 was cloned from R. trigyna. The full-length RtWRKY1 gene was 2100bp, including a 1261-bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding 573 amino acids. RtWRKY1 was mainly expressed in the stem and was induced by salt, cold stress, and ABA treatment. Overexpression of RtWRKY1 in Arabidopsis significantly enhanced the chlorophyll content, root length, and fresh weight of the transgenic lines under salt stress...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527974/the-effect-of-%C3%AE-sheet-breaker-peptides-on-metal-associated-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-aggregation-process
#8
F Stellato, Z Fusco, R Chiaraluce, V Consalvi, S Dinarelli, E Placidi, M Petrosino, G C Rossi, V Minicozzi, S Morante
Far-UV Circular Dichroism experiments and Atomic Force Microscopy tomography are employed to assess the impact of β-sheet breakers on the Aβ1-40 peptide aggregation process in the presence of Cu(2+) or Zn(2+) transition metals. In this work we focus on two specific 5-amino acids long β-sheet breakers, namely the LPFFD Soto peptide, already known in the literature, and the LPFFN peptide recently designed and studied by our team. We provide evidence that both β-sheet breakers are effective in reducing the Aβ1-40 aggregation propensity, even in the presence of metal ions...
May 15, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527895/suppression-of-pmrab11-inhibits-yhv-infection-in-penaeus-monodon
#9
Akechai Kongprajug, Sakol Panyim, Chalermporn Ongvarrasopone
Yellow head virus (YHV) is one of the most serious pathogens that causes worldwide shrimp production loss. It enters the cells via clathrin-mediated endocytosis and utilizes small GTPase Rab proteins such as PmRab5 and PmRab7 for intracellular trafficking. In this study, molecular cloning and functional analysis of Rab11 during YHV infection were investigated. PmRab11 cDNA was cloned by Rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACEs). It contained two forms of sizes 1200 and 1050 bp distinct at the 5' UTR. The coding region of PmRab11 was 645 bp, encoding 214 amino acids...
May 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527661/modulation-of-adipocyte-function-by-the-tgf-%C3%AE-family
#10
Yuhang Qiao, Shozo Tomonaga, Masashi Suenaga, Tohru Matsui, Masayuki Funaba
Members of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family are known to regulate the commitment of mesenchymal stem cells to an adipocyte lineage and the differentiation of preadipocytes to adipocytes. However, the roles of TGF-β family members in mature adipocytes are not known. The present study explored the modulation of cell function in 3T3-L1 adipocytes treated with the TGF-β family members TGF-β1, activin A, activin B, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 4, and BMP7. These TGF-β family members modulated the expression of some adipokines; activin A upregulated leptin expression, and activin B downregulated the expression of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1...
May 17, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527647/correlation-between-plasma-homocysteine-levels-and-craving-in-alcohol-dependent-stabilized-patients
#11
Maurizio Coppola, Raffaella Mondola
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Homocysteine is a sulfur amino acid strictly related with alcohol consumption. In alcoholics, hyperhomocysteinemia can increase the risk of various alcohol-related disorders such as: brain atrophy, epileptic seizures during withdrawal, and mood disorders. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation among serum homocysteine concentrations, craving, hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption in patients stabilized for withdrawal symptoms. METHODS: Participants were adult outpatients accessed at the Addiction Treatment Unit...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527646/high-dose-amino-acid-administration-achieves-an-anabolic-response-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-that-is-independent-of-glycaemic-control-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Chelsia Gillis, Patricia S Roque, Jürgen Bläss, Albert Urwyler, Harald Schepperle, Guido Kunz, Thomas Peters, Thomas Schricker, Linda Wykes, Andrea Kopp Lugli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Surgical stress provokes protein catabolism and hyperglycaemia that is enhanced in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and increases perioperative morbidity. This study hypothesized that perioperative administration of high dose intravenous (IV) amino acids (AA) will augment protein balance in T2DM patients receiving tight plasma glucose control via continuous IV insulin compared to standard plasma glucose control via subcutaneous (SC) insulin sliding scale. METHODS: Eighteen patients with well-controlled T2DM (HbA1C% < 7...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527630/diagnostic-accuracy-of-csf-neurofilament-light-chain-protein-in-the-biomarker-guided-classification-system-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#13
Simone Lista, Nicola Toschi, Filippo Baldacci, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan J Teipel, Enrica Cavedo, Antonio Melo Dos Santos, Stéphane Epelbaum, Foudil Lamari, Bruno Dubois, Roberto Floris, Francesco Garaci, Harald Hampel
We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neurofilament light chain (NFL) protein in the classification of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cognitively healthy control individuals (HCs) and patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) as comparisons. Particularly, we tested the performance of CSF NFL concentration in differentiating patient groups stratified by fluid biomarker profiles, independently of the severity of cognitive impairment (mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD dementia individuals), using a biomarker-guided descriptive classification system for AD...
May 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527366/effect-of-low-protein-diets-in-heavy-pigs-on-dry-cured-ham-quality-characteristics
#14
Silvia Grassi, Ernestina Casiraghi, Simona Benedetti, Cristina Alamprese
The present work aimed at evaluating if heavy pig low-protein diets balanced for amino acid (AA) profile affect the quality characteristics of dry cured hams. To the aim, 40 hams obtained by Italian Duroc×Italian Large White pigs fed three different dietary crude protein and indispensable AA levels were compared with those obtained by a conventional Parma ham Protected Designation of Origin diet (C). No physico-chemical (aw, pH), chemical (gross composition, NaCl, lipid peroxidation, non-protein nitrogen, total volatile bases) or sensory characteristics of hams were systematically affected by the administered diet, animal sex or their interaction with the exception of total and subcutaneous fat (the latter measured by an image analysis procedure)...
May 13, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527336/title-potassium-application-regulates-nitrogen-metabolism-and-osmotic-adjustment-in-cotton-gossypium-hirsutum-l-functional-leaf-under-drought-stress
#15
Rizwan Zahoor, Wenqing Zhao, Muhammad Abid, Haoran Dong, Zhiguo Zhou
To evaluate the role of potassium (K) in maintaining nitrogen metabolism and osmotic adjustment development of cotton functional leaves to sustain growth under soil drought and rewatering conditions, the plants of two cotton cultivars Siza 3 (low-K sensitive) and Simian 3 (low-K tolerant), were grown under three different K rates (K0, K1, and K2; 0, 150, and 300kgK2Oha(-1), respectively) and exposed to drought stress with 40±5% soil relative water content (SRWC). The drought stress was applied at flowering stage by withholding water for eight days followed by rewatering to a well-watered level (75±5% SRWC)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527283/-frequency-of-helicobacter-pylori-nitroreductase-rdxa-mutations-for-metronidazole-activation-in-a-population-in-the-cauca-department-colombia
#16
Claudia Patricia Acosta, Andrés Javier Quiroga, Carlos H Sierra, Alba Alicia Trespalacios
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to metronidazole is a key factor associated with Helicobacter pylori treatment failure. Even though resistance is mostly associated with RdxA nitroreductase mutations, studies of this H. pylori protein in Popayán (Colombia) are still incipient. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of mutations in the RdxA nitroreductase in a population of patients with H. pylori-positive gastrointestinal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We amplified the DNA of 170 gastric biopsies by PCR to detect mutations in the RdxA nitroreductase...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527222/functional-characterization-of-c-terminal-ryanodine-receptor-1-variants-associated-with-central-core-disease-or-malignant-hyperthermia
#17
Remai Parker, Anja H Schiemann, Elaine Langton, Terasa Bulger, Neil Pollock, Andrew Bjorksten, Robyn Gillies, David Hutchinson, Richard Roxburgh, Kathryn M Stowell
BACKGROUND: Central core disease and malignant hyperthermia are human disorders of skeletal muscle resulting from aberrant Ca2+ handling. Most malignant hyperthermia and central core disease cases are associated with amino acid changes in the type 1 ryanodine receptor (RyR1), the skeletal muscle Ca2+-release channel. Malignant hyperthermia exhibits a gain-of-function phenotype, and central core disease results from loss of channel function. For a variant to be classified as pathogenic, functional studies must demonstrate a correlation with the pathophysiology of malignant hyperthermia or central core disease...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527154/structure-based-classification-for-bile-salt-export-pump-bsep-inhibitors-using-comparative-structural-modeling-of-human-bsep
#18
Sankalp Jain, Melanie Grandits, Lars Richter, Gerhard F Ecker
The bile salt export pump (BSEP) actively transports conjugated monovalent bile acids from the hepatocytes into the bile. This facilitates the formation of micelles and promotes digestion and absorption of dietary fat. Inhibition of BSEP leads to decreased bile flow and accumulation of cytotoxic bile salts in the liver. A number of compounds have been identified to interact with BSEP, which results in drug-induced cholestasis or liver injury. Therefore, in silico approaches for flagging compounds as potential BSEP inhibitors would be of high value in the early stage of the drug discovery pipeline...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527016/chemical-derivatization-of-metabolite-mass-profiling-of-the-recretohalophyte-aeluropus-lagopoides-revealing-salt-stress-tolerance-mechanism
#19
Murali Krishna Paidi, Parinita Agarwal, Prashant More, Pradeep K Agarwal
Plants are the primary producers of food for human being. Their intracellular environment alternation is influenced by abiotic stress factors such as drought, heat and soil salinity. Aeluropus lagopoides is a strong halophyte that grows with ease under high saline muddy banks of creeks of Gujarat, India. To study the response of salinity on metabolite changes in Aeluropus, three treatments, i.e. control, salinity and recovery, were selected for both shoot and root tissue. The cytosolic metabolite state was analysed by molecular chemical derivatization gas chromatography mass profiling...
May 19, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526839/fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-reveals-a-cooperative-unfolding-of-monomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-with-a-low-gibbs-free-energy
#20
Mario Schneider, Stefan Walta, Chris Cadek, Walter Richtering, Dieter Willbold
The amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ) plays a major role in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Due to its high toxicity, the 42 amino acid long isoform Aβ42 has become of considerable interest. The Aβ42 monomer is prone to aggregation down to the nanomolar range which makes conventional structural methods such as NMR or X-ray crystallography infeasible. Conformational information, however, will be helpful to understand the different aggregation pathways reported in the literature and will allow to identify potential conditions that favour aggregation-incompetent conformations...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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