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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318242/whole-blood-metabolomics-by-1h-nmr-spectroscopy-provides-a-new-opportunity-to-evaluate-coenzymes-and-antioxidants
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G A Nagana Gowda, Daniel Raftery
Conventional human blood metabolomics employs serum or plasma and provides a wealth of metabolic information therein. However, this approach lacks the ability to measure and evaluate important metabolites such as coenzymes that are present at high concentrations in red blood cells. As an important alternative to serum/plasma metabolomics, we show here that a simple 1H NMR experiment can simultaneously measure coenzymes and antioxidants in extracts of whole human blood, in addition to the nearly 70 metabolites that were shown to be quantitated in serum/plasma, recently [Anal...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316159/-mechanism-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-overexpression-improving-collagen-synthesis-in-lung
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Q J Yang, B B Zheng, N N Sun, M X Pan, Z M Zheng, Y Meng
Objective: To explore the mechanism of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) overexpression improving collagen synthesis in lung. Methods: Lung fibroblasts of mice over-expressing ACE2 and the wild type (WT) were cultured in vitro and divided into 5 groups: WT-control, WT-AngiotensinⅡ (AngⅡ), ACE2(+ /+) -control, ACE2(+ /+) -AngⅡ and ACE2(+ /+) -AngⅡ+ A779. The protein relative expression levels of ACE2, collagen Ⅰ, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 4 (NOX4), nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3), autophagy-related protein (Beclin1), ubiquitin-binding protein p62 (P62), microtubule-associated proteins light chain 3-Ⅱ (LC3-Ⅱ) were measured by Western blot and triphosadenine (ATP) level was measured by ATP Assay Kit...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316012/associations-of-visceral-fat-area-and-physical-activity-levels-with-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-postmenopausal-women
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Izabela Zając-Gawlak, Barbara Kłapcińska, Aleksandra Kroemeke, Dariusz Pośpiech, Jana Pelclová, Miroslava Přidalová
This study was aimed at the evaluation of relationship between visceral fat area (VFA) and physical activity (PA) with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk in the physically active postmenopausal women. A total of 85 attendants of the University of the Third Age (U3A) aged 62.8 ± 5.9 years (median time since menopause 11.8 y), participated in this study. VFA was assessed by bioimpedance method using InBody 720 analyzer. PA was assessed using the ActiGraph GT1 M accelerometer. Fasting levels of serum lipids (TG, HDL), serum glucose, waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure were measured to diagnose MetS according to NCEP-ATP III criteria...
March 18, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315324/nucleolin-protects-macrophages-from-oxldl-induced-foam-cell-formation-through-up-regulating-abca1-expression
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Yuanbin Li, Bimei Jiang, Pengfei Liang, Zhongyi Tong, Meidong Liu, Qinglan Lv, Yanjuan Liu, Xuanyou Liu, Yuting Tang, Xianzhong Xiao
Our recent studies have indicated that nucleolin, as a multifunctional RNA-binding protein, exerts protective effects in the myocardial cells and endothelial cells under the condition of oxidative stress. However, the function of nucleolin and its potential mechanism in macrophage-derived foam cell formation remain largely unexplored. ApoE-/- mice were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) for 10-24 weeks. Protein expression was measured by western blotting or immunofluorescence, and gene expression at the mRNA level was detected by qRT-PCR...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314283/stable-shrna-silencing-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-a-ldha-in-human-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-fails-to-alter-lactic-acid-production-glycolytic-activity-atp-or-survival
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Nzinga Mack, Elizabeth A Mazzio, David Bauer, Hernan Flores-Rozas, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND: In the US, African Americans have a high death rate from triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), characterized by lack of hormone receptors (ER, PR, HER2/ERRB2) which are otherwise valuable targets of chemotherapy. There is a need to identify novel targets that negatively impact TNBC tumorigenesis. TNBCs release an abundance of lactic acid, under normoxic, hypoxic and hyperoxic conditions; this referred to as the Warburg effect. Accumulated lactic acid sustains peri-cellular acidity which propels metastatic invasion and malignant aggressive transformation...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303591/-31-p-magnetization-transfer-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-assessing-the-activation-induced-change-in-cerebral-atp-metabolic-rates-at-3-t
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Chen Chen, Mary C Stephenson, Andrew Peters, Peter G Morris, Susan T Francis, Penny A Gowland
PURPOSE: In vivo (31) P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) magnetization transfer (MT) provides a direct measure of neuronal activity at the metabolic level. This work aims to use functional (31) P MRS-MT to investigate the change in cerebral adenosine triphosphate (ATP) metabolic rates in healthy adults upon repeated visual stimuli. METHODS: A magnetization saturation transfer sequence with narrowband selective saturation of γ-ATP was developed for (31) P MT experiments at 3 T...
March 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301301/tetrabromobisphenol-a-induces-cellular-damages-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-in-vitro
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Kwang Sik Suh, Eun Mi Choi, Sang Youl Rhee, Seungjoon Oh, Sung Woon Kim, Youngmi Kim Pak, Wonchae Choe, Joohun Ha, Suk Chon
Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) is a well-known organobrominated flame retardant. TBBPA has been detected in the environment. The roles played by environmental pollutants in increasing the prevalence of metabolic syndrome are attracting increasing concern. In the present work, we investigated the effects of TBBPA on rat pancreatic β-cells (the RIN-m5F cell line). RIN-m5F cells were incubated with different concentrations of TBBPA for 48 h, and cell viability and the extent of apoptosis were determined. We also measured the levels of inflammatory cytokines, reactive oxygen species (ROS), mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and cardiolipin, as well as the extent of cytochrome c release from mitochondria...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298542/lipid-emulsion-added-to-a-liquid-high-carbohydrate-diet-and-voluntary-running-exercise-reduce-lipogenesis-and-ameliorate-early-stage-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice
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Kuan-Hsun Huang, Lei Hao, Philip B Smith, Connie J Rogers, Andrew D Patterson, A Catharine Ross
Background: The use of parenteral nutrition formulas is often associated with the development of hepatic steatosis. We have shown previously that the addition of a lipid emulsion (LE) rich in n-6 (ω-6) fatty acids (FAs) ameliorated triglyceride (TG) accumulation in the livers of nonobese mice fed a high-carbohydrate diet (HCD) for 5 wk. However, it remains unclear how rapidly this condition develops and whether it can be prevented by LE with or without a running wheel for voluntary exercise (Exe).Objective: We investigated in an 8-d study whether mice develop steatosis and whether the administration of LE with or without Exe reduces the concentration of total FAs and prevents an increase in the expression of genes in the liver associated with lipogenesis...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298188/enrichment-activities-in-the-medical-school-psychiatry-programme-could-this-be-a-key-to-engaging-medical-students-in-psychiatry-a-study-from-a-high-secure-forensic-psychiatric-uk-hospital
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Anna-Marie Mortlock, Ignazio Puzzo, Sophie Taylor, Veena Kumari, Susan Young, Samrat Sengupta, Mrigendra Das
BACKGROUND: The majority of research studies on medical student attitudes toward psychiatry focus on influencing factors and the medical school experience. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a one-day visit to a high secure forensic psychiatric unit on medical students' attitudes towards psychiatry and also assesses career intentions and the factors influencing these. METHOD: Change in attitudes and career intention were measured by administering a questionnaire, which included the 30-item Attitudes Toward Psychiatry (ATP-30) survey, at the start (time 1) and end (time 2) of the one-day visit...
March 16, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296195/evaluation-of-the-infection-risk-in-dialysis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-using-an-atp-monitoring-assay
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Junichi Kusano, Rei Kato, Hiroto Matsuda, Yoshikazu Hara, Yoshiaki Fujii, Shinya Suzuki, Masao Sekiyama, Eiki Ando, Kentaro Sugiyama, Toshihiko Hirano
The ATP monitoring assay is a useful biomarker for risk monitoring to detect infection and rejection episodes in transplant recipients. Hemodialysis patients have a higher rate of infectious mortality. Infections in hemodialysis patients are mainly caused by venous catheters, uremia, malnutrition and inflammation. However, the risk of infection episodes has not been evaluated using a lymphocyte ATP monitoring assay in hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We measured the ATP amounts in the peripheral CD4+ cells of CKD (N = 85) and dialysis patients (N = 17) using an "Immuknow" assay kit...
March 13, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295755/evidence-for-a-functional-vasoconstrictor-role-for-atp-in-the-human-cutaneous-microvasculature
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James A Lang, Alex C Krajek, Kevin A Smaller
Noradrenaline is responsible for eliciting ∼60% of the reflex cutaneous vasoconstriction (VC) response in young adults, whereas the remainder is due to one or more unidentified coreleased sympathetic adrenergic neurotransmitter(s). Inconsistent evidence has placed neuropeptide Y in this role; however, other putative cotransmitters have yet to be tested. We hypothesize that ATP contributes to the reflex cutaneous VC response. Two protocols were conducted in young adults (n = 10); both involved the placement of three microdialysis (MD) probes in forearm skin and whole-body cooling (Tsk  = 30...
March 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293452/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-degree-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
#12
Sıdıka Gülkan Özkan, Hatice Yazısız, Ahmet Behlül, Yüksel Aslı Gökbelen, Fatih Borlu, Veli Yazısız
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and degree of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study on 102 adult patients with PsA and a control group of 102 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MetS was diagnosed according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292901/bacterial-proteostasis-balances-energy-and-chaperone-utilization-efficiently
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Mantu Santra, Daniel W Farrell, Ken A Dill
Chaperones are protein complexes that help to fold and disaggregate a cell's proteins. It is not understood how four major chaperone systems of Escherichia coli work together in proteostasis: the recognition, sorting, folding, and disaggregating of the cell's many different proteins. Here, we model this machine. We combine extensive data on chaperoning, folding, and aggregation rates with expression levels of proteins and chaperones measured at different growth rates. We find that the proteostasis machine recognizes and sorts a client protein based on two biophysical properties of the client's misfolded state (M state): its stability and its kinetic accessibility from its unfolded state (U state)...
March 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292889/intact-colonic-kca1-1-channel-activity-in-kcnmb2-knockout-mice
#14
Casper K Larsen, Helle A Praetorius, Jens Leipziger, Mads V Sorensen
Mammalian potassium homeostasis results from tightly regulated renal and colonic excretion, which balances the unregulated dietary K(+) intake. Colonic K(+) secretion follows the pump-leak model, in which the large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel (KCa1.1) is well established as the sole, but highly regulated apical K(+) conductance. The physiological importance of auxiliary β and γ subunits of the pore-forming α-subunit of the KCa1.1 channel is not yet fully established. This study investigates colonic K(+) secretion in a global knockout mouse of the KCa1...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291959/the-opening-of-atp-sensitive-k-channels-protects-h9c2-cardiac-cells-against-the-high-glucose-induced-injury-and-inflammation-by-inhibiting-the-ros-tlr4-necroptosis-pathway
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Weijie Liang, Meiji Chen, Dongdan Zheng, Jianhao Li, Mingcai Song, Wenzhu Zhang, Jianqiang Feng, Jun Lan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyperglycemia activates multiple signaling molecules, including reactive oxygen species (ROS), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), receptor-interacting protein 3 (RIP3, a kinase promoting necroptosis), which mediate hyperglycemia-induced cardiac injury. This study explored whether inhibition of ROS-TLR4-necroptosis pathway contributed to the protection of ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channel opening against high glucose-induced cardiac injury and inflammation. METHODS: H9c2 cardiac cells were treated with 35 mM glucose (HG) to establish a model of HG-induced insults...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289997/innovative-microcapsules-for-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-harvested-from-mature-double-transgenic-mice-cell-imaging-viability-induced-glucose-stimulated-insulin-measurements-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-analysis
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Armin Mooranian, Ryu Tackechi, Emma Jamieson, Grant Morahan, Hani Al-Salami
PURPOSE: Recently we demonstrated that microencapsulation of a murine pancreatic β-cell line using an alginate-ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) matrix produced microcapsules with good stability and cell viability. In this study, we investigated if translation of this formulation to microencapsulation of primary β-cells harvested from mature double-transgenic healthy mice would also generate stable microcapsules with good cell viability. METHODS: Islets of Langerhans were isolated from Ngn3-GFP/RIP-DsRED mice by intraductal collagenase P digestion and density gradient centrifugation, dissociated into single cells and the β-cell population purified by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting...
March 13, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289550/blood-clot-detection-using-magnetic-nanoparticles
#17
Hafsa Khurshid, Bruce Friedman, Brent Berwin, Yipeng Shi, Dylan B Ness, John B Weaver
Deep vein thrombosis, the development of blood clots in the peripheral veins, is a very serious, life threatening condition that is prevalent in the elderly. To deliver proper treatment that enhances the survival rate, it is very important to detect thrombi early and at the point of care. We explored the ability of magnetic particle spectroscopy (MSB) to detect thrombus via specific binding of aptamer functionalized magnetic nanoparticles with the blood clot. MSB uses the harmonics produced by nanoparticles in an alternating magnetic field to measure the rotational freedom and, therefore, the bound state of the nanoparticles...
May 2017: AIP Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285649/pioglitazone-induced-improvements-in-insulin-sensitivity-occur-without-concomitant-changes-in-muscle-mitochondrial-function
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Sudip Bajpeyi, Magdalena Pasarica, Kevin E Conley, Bradley R Newcomer, Sharon A Jubrias, Cecilia Gamboa, Kori Murray, Olga Sereda, Lauren M Sparks, Steven R Smith
AIMS: Pioglitazone (Pio) is known to improve insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle. However, the role of Pio in skeletal muscle lipid metabolism and skeletal muscle oxidative capacity is not clear. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of chronic Pio treatment on skeletal muscle mitochondrial activity in individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four participants with T2D (13M/11F 53.38±2.1years; BMI 36.47±1.1kg/m(2)) were randomized to either a placebo (CON, n=8) or a pioglitazone (PIO, n=16) group...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284909/discordance-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-abdominal-obesity-prevalence-according-to-different-criteria-in-andean-highlanders-a-community-based-study
#19
Karela Herrera-Enriquez, Offdan Narvaez-Guerra
AIMS: There is no consensus as to which Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) definition to use for South-American populations. The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of MetS and abdominal obesity using different criteria in Andean adults aged 40 and older living permanently at high altitude. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in Chivay (Andean highlands). 237 participants were included. Anthropometric measurements, glucose and lipid assessments were done in all subjects...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284147/why-is-psychiatric-nursing-not-the-preferred-option-for-nursing-students-a-cross-sectional-study-examining-pre-nursing-and-nursing-school-factors
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Hui Lin Ong, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Ying Wen Lau, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: There is a shortage of nurses working in the mental health field globally. The aim of the present study was to examine Singapore nursing students' attitudes towards specializing in psychiatric nursing by examining the pre-nursing and nursing school factors as well as attitudes towards psychiatry and personality traits. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted with 500 nursing students from four nursing institutions in Singapore. Students' attitudes towards psychiatry (ATP-18), perception of psychiatric nursing career aspects relative to other fields, and personality traits (mini-IPIP) were assessed...
February 24, 2017: Nurse Education Today
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