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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816346/homocysteine-lowering-interventions-for-preventing-cardiovascular-events
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Arturo J Martí-Carvajal, Ivan Solà, Dimitrios Lathyris, Mark Dayer
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, is a leading cause of death worldwide. Homocysteine is an amino acid with biological functions in methionine metabolism. A postulated risk factor for cardiovascular disease is an elevated circulating total homocysteine level. The impact of homocysteine-lowering interventions, given to patients in the form of vitamins B6, B9 or B12 supplements, on cardiovascular events has been investigated...
August 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813411/mammals-divert-endogenous-genotoxic-formaldehyde-into-one-carbon-metabolism
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Guillermo Burgos-Barragan, Niek Wit, Johannes Meiser, Felix A Dingler, Matthias Pietzke, Lee Mulderrig, Lucas B Pontel, Ivan V Rosado, Thomas F Brewer, Rebecca L Cordell, Paul S Monks, Christopher J Chang, Alexei Vazquez, Ketan J Patel
The folate-driven one-carbon (1C) cycle is a fundamental metabolic hub in cells that enables the synthesis of nucleotides and amino acids and epigenetic modifications. This cycle might also release formaldehyde, a potent protein and DNA crosslinking agent that organisms produce in substantial quantities. Here we show that supplementation with tetrahydrofolate, the essential cofactor of this cycle, and other oxidation-prone folate derivatives kills human, mouse and chicken cells that cannot detoxify formaldehyde or that lack DNA crosslink repair...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812766/modulatory-effects-of-arginine-glutamine-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-heat-shock-proteins-immunity-and-antioxidant-response-in-exercised-rats
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Carolina Soares Moura, Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Priscila Neder Morato, Eder Muller Risso, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are endogenous proteins whose function is to maintain the cell's tolerance to insult, and glutamine supplementation is known to increase HSP expression during intense exercise. Since few studies have addressed the possibility that supplementation with other amino acids could have similar effects to that of glutamine, our objective was to evaluate the effects of leucine, valine, isoleucine and arginine as potential stimulators of HSPs 25, 60, 70 and 90 in rats subjected to acute exercise as a stressing factor...
August 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811348/a-critical-role-of-glutamine-and-asparagine-%C3%AE-nitrogen-in-nucleotide-biosynthesis-in-cancer-cells-hijacked-by-an-oncogenic-virus
#4
Ying Zhu, Tingting Li, Suzane Ramos da Silva, Jae-Jin Lee, Chun Lu, Hyungjin Eoh, Jae U Jung, Shou-Jiang Gao
While glutamine is a nonessential amino acid that can be synthesized from glucose, some cancer cells primarily depend on glutamine for their growth, proliferation, and survival. Numerous types of cancer also depend on asparagine for cell proliferation. The underlying mechanisms of the glutamine and asparagine requirement in cancer cells in different contexts remain unclear. In this study, we show that the oncogenic virus Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) accelerates the glutamine metabolism of glucose-independent proliferation of cancer cells by upregulating the expression of numerous critical enzymes, including glutaminase 2 (GLS2), glutamate dehydrogenase 1 (GLUD1), and glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase 2 (GOT2), to support cell proliferation...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810230/a-novel-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-method-for-the-determination-of-underivatized-amino-acids-in-alimentary-supplements
#5
Thomas Themelis, Roberto Gotti, Rita Gatti
Amino acids playing important roles in metabolic processes are often included in dietary supplements whose use has largely expanded over the last 20 years not only in patients with particular deficiencies, but also in athletes and even common people that want to enrich their regular daily diet. In the present study, a bare silica Kinetex core-shell 2.6μm HILIC column was used for separation of some important hydrophilic amino acids and amino acids-like molecules i.e., aspartic acid, creatine, carnitine, arginine and the tripeptide glutathione (GSH), by optimizing the chromatographic conditions for their determination in complex alimentary supplements...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805699/predicting-and-interpreting-the-structure-of-type-iv-pilus-of-electricigens-by-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#6
Chuanjun Shu, Ke Xiao, Changchang Cao, Dewu Ding, Xiao Sun
Nanowires that transfer electrons to extracellular acceptors are important in organic matter degradation and nutrient cycling in the environment. Geobacter pili of the group of Type IV pilus are regarded as nanowire-like biological structures. However, determination of the structure of pili remains challenging due to the insolubility of monomers, presence of surface appendages, heterogeneity of the assembly, and low-resolution of electron microscopy techniques. Our previous study provided a method to predict structures for Type IV pili...
August 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804003/effect-and-proposed-mechanism-of-vitamin-c-modulating-amino-acid-regulation-of-autophagic-proteolysis
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Md Razaul Karim, Motoni Kadowaki
Autophagy is an intracellular bulk degradation process, induced under nutrient starvation. Failure of autophagy has been recognized as a contributor to aging and multiple age related neurodegenerative diseases. Improving autophagy is a beneficial anti-aging strategy, however very few physiological regulators have been identified. Here, we demonstrate that vitamin C is a nutritional stimulator of autophagy. Supplementation of fresh hepatocytes with vitamin C increased autophagic proteolysis significantly in the presence of amino acids in a dose- and time-dependent manner, although no effect was observed in the absence of amino acids...
August 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803916/mitigating-ischemic-injury-of-stem-cell-derived-insulin-producing-cells-after-transplant
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Gaetano Faleo, Holger A Russ, Steven Wisel, Audrey V Parent, Vinh Nguyen, Gopika G Nair, Jonathan E Freise, Karina E Villanueva, Gregory L Szot, Matthias Hebrok, Qizhi Tang
The advent of large-scale in vitro differentiation of human stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells (SCIPC) has brought us closer to treating diabetes using stem cell technology. However, decades of experiences from islet transplantation show that ischemia-induced islet cell death after transplant severely limits the efficacy of the therapy. It is unclear to what extent human SCIPC are susceptible to ischemia. In this study, we show that more than half of SCIPC die shortly after transplantation. Nutrient deprivation and hypoxia acted synergistically to kill SCIPC in vitro...
August 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801717/vitamin-b6-is-essential-for-serine-de-novo-biosynthesis
#9
Rúben J Ramos, Mia L Pras-Raves, Johan Gerrits, Maria van der Ham, Marcel Willemsen, Hubertus Prinsen, Boudewijn Burgering, Judith J Jans, Nanda M Verhoeven-Duif
Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), the metabolically active form of vitamin B6, plays an essential role in brain metabolism as a cofactor in numerous enzyme reactions. PLP deficiency in brain, either genetic or acquired, results in severe drug-resistant seizures that respond to vitamin B6 supplementation. The pathogenesis of vitamin B6 deficiency is largely unknown. To shed more light on the metabolic consequences of vitamin B6 deficiency in brain, we performed untargeted metabolomics in vitamin B6-deprived Neuro-2a cells...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799778/how-important-is-tryptophan-in-human-health
#10
Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska, Paulina Gątarek, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Max Stanley Chartrand, Geir Bjørklund
Tryptophan (Trp) is an amino acid and an essential component of the human diet. It plays a crucial role in many metabolic functions. Clinicians can use Trp levels in the course of diagnosing various metabolic disorders and the symptoms associated with those diseases. Furthermore, supplementation with this amino acid is considered in the treatment of depression and sleep disorders, mainly due to the Trp relationship with the synthesis of serotonin (5-HT) and melatonin. It is also used in helping to resolve cognitive disorders, anxiety, or neurodegenerative diseases...
August 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796499/studies-on-the-biochemical-formation-pathway-of-the-amino-acid-l-theanine-in-tea-camellia-sinensis-and-other-plants
#11
Sihua Cheng, Xiumin Fu, Xiaoqin Wang, Yinyin Liao, Lanting Zeng, Fang Dong, Ziyin Yang
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is the most widely consumed beverage aside from water. The flavor of tea is conferred by certain metabolites, especially l-theanine, in C. sinensis. To determine why more l-theanine accumulates in C. sinensis than in other plants, we compare l-theanine contents between C. sinensis and other plant species (Camellia nitidissima, Camellia japonica, Zea mays, Arabidopsis thaliana, and Solanum lycopersicum) and use a stable isotope labeling approach to elucidate its biosynthetic route. We quantify relevant intermediates and metabolites by mass spectrometry...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794205/the-human-serum-metabolome-of-vitamin-b-12-deficiency-and-repletion-and-associations-with-neurological-function-in-elderly-adults
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Alex Brito, Dmitry Grapov, Johannes Fahrmann, Danielle Harvey, Ralph Green, Joshua W Miller, Sergey N Fedosov, Setareh Shahab-Ferdows, Daniela Hampel, Theresa L Pedersen, Oliver Fiehn, John W Newman, Ricardo Uauy, Lindsay H Allen
Background: The specific metabolomic perturbations that occur in vitamin B-12 deficiency, and their associations with neurological function, are not well characterized.Objective: We sought to characterize the human serum metabolome in subclinical vitamin B-12 deficiency and repletion.Methods: A before-and-after treatment study provided 1 injection of 10 mg vitamin B-12 (with 100 mg pyridoxine and 100 mg thiamin) to 27 community-dwelling elderly Chileans (∼74 y old) with vitamin B-12 deficiency, as evaluated with serum vitamin B-12, total plasma homocysteine (tHcy), methylmalonic acid (MMA), and holotranscobalamin...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793867/the-effect-of-nullomer-derived-peptides-9r-9s1r-and-124r-on-the-nci-60-panel-and-normal-cell-lines
#13
Abdelkrim Alileche, Greg Hampikian
BACKGROUND: Nullomer peptides are the smallest sequences absent from databases of natural proteins. We first began compiling a list of absent 5-amino acid strings in 2006 (1). We report here the effects of Nullomer-derived peptides 9R, 9S1R and 124R on the NCI-60 panel, derived from human cancers of 9 organs (kidney, ovary, skin melanoma, lung, brain, lung, colon, prostate and the hematopoietic system), and four normal cell lines (endothelial HUVEC, skin fibroblasts BJ, colon epithelial FHC and normal prostate RWPE-1)...
August 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791021/reconstitution-of-t-cell-proliferation-under-arginine-limitation-activated-human-t-cells-take-up-citrulline-via-l-type-amino-acid-transporter-1-and-use-it-to-regenerate-arginine-after-induction-of-argininosuccinate-synthase-expression
#14
Anke Werner, Miriam Koschke, Nadine Leuchtner, Claudia Luckner-Minden, Alice Habermeier, Johanna Rupp, Christin Heinrich, Roland Conradi, Ellen I Closs, Markus Munder
In the tumor microenvironment, arginine is metabolized by arginase-expressing myeloid cells. This arginine depletion profoundly inhibits T cell functions and is crucially involved in tumor-induced immunosuppression. Reconstitution of adaptive immune functions in the context of arginase-mediated tumor immune escape is a promising therapeutic strategy to boost the immunological antitumor response. Arginine can be recycled in certain mammalian tissues from citrulline via argininosuccinate (ASA) in a two-step enzymatic process involving the enzymes argininosuccinate synthase (ASS) and argininosuccinate lyase (ASL)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780590/alpha-ketoglutarate-enhances-freeze-thaw-tolerance-and-prevents-carbohydrate-induced-cell-death-of-the-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#15
Maria M Bayliak, Olha V Hrynkiv, Roksolana V Knyhynytska, Volodymyr I Lushchak
Stress resistance and fermentative capability are important quality characteristics of baker's yeast. In the present study, we examined protective effects of exogenous alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), an intermediate of the tricarboxylic acid cycle and amino acid metabolism, against freeze-thaw and carbohydrate-induced stresses in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Growth on AKG-supplemented medium prevented a loss of viability and improved fermentative capacity of yeast cells after freeze-thaw treatment. The cells grown in the presence of AKG had higher levels of amino acids (e...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779878/adult-classical-homocystinuria-requiring-parenteral-nutrition-pitfalls-and-management
#16
REVIEW
Christel Tran, Luisa Bonafé, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, Julie Rieger, Mette M Berger
BACKGROUND: Homocystinuria due to cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) deficiency presents with a wide clinical spectrum. Treatment by the enteral route aims at reducing homocysteine levels by using vitamin B6, possibly methionine-restricted diet, betaine and/or folate and vitamin B12 supplementation. Currently no nutritional guidelines exist regarding parenteral nutrition (PN) under acute conditions. METHODS: Exhaustive literature search was performed, in order to identify the relevant studies describing the pathogenesis and nutritional intervention of adult classical homocystinuria requiring PN...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777016/threonine-supplementation-reduces-dietary-protein-and-improves-lipid-metabolism-in-pekin-ducks
#17
Y Jiang, J Tang, M Xie, Z G Wen, S Y Qiao, S-S Hou
1. This study was conducted to investigate the efficiency of threonine (Thr) supplementation on reducing dietary crude protein (CP) content and the effects of Thr on lipid metabolism in Pekin ducks. The effects of dietary CP concentration (160, 190, and 220 g/kg) and Thr supplemental concentration (0, 0.7, 1.4, 2.1, and 2.8 g/kg) on growth performance, carcass, liver lipid, and plasma profiles was determined in Pekin ducks from 1-21 d of age. 2. A total of 720 day-old male Pekin ducks were randomly allotted to 1 of 15 dietary treatments with 6 replicate cages of 8 birds per cage for each treatment according to average body weight...
August 4, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776913/dietary-methionine-source-and-level-affect-hepatic-sulfur-amino-acid-metabolism-of-broiler-breeder-hens
#18
Jianmei Wan, Xuemei Ding, Jianping Wang, Shiping Bai, Huanwei Peng, Yuheng Luo, Zhuowei Su, Yue Xuan, Keying Zhang
A study was carried out to investigate the effects of dietary methionine source and level on plasma free amino acids patterns and the expression of genes involved in hepatic methionine metabolism in broiler breeders. A total of 2184 broiler breeders were assigned to 13 dietary treatments, with eight replicates per treatment. The 13 treatments included one control group and 12 additional treatments employing two sources and six levels (0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25 and 1.00%). Higher plasma methionine concentration was measured for DL-methionine (DLM) treated hens...
August 4, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771323/synthetic-advances-in-insulin-like-peptides-enable-novel-bioactivity
#19
Fa Liu, Pengyun Li, Vasily Gelfanov, John Mayer, Richard DiMarchi
Insulin is a miraculous hormone that has served a seminal role in the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes for nearly a century. Insulin resides within in a superfamily of structurally related peptides that are distinguished by three invariant disulfide bonds that anchor the three-dimensional conformation of the hormone. The additional family members include the insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and the relaxin-related set of peptides that includes the so-called insulin-like peptides. Advances in peptide chemistry and rDNA-based synthesis have enabled the preparation of multiple insulin analogues...
August 3, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769771/upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-primary-cultured-rat-astrocytes-induced-by-2-chloroethanol-via-mapk-signal-pathways
#20
Tong Wang, Yingjun Liao, Qi Sun, Hongge Tang, Gaoyang Wang, Fenghong Zhao, Yaping Jin
2-Chloroethanol (2-CE) is one of the reactive metabolites of 1,2-DCE in vivo, which might contribute to brain edema formation induced by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) poisoning. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathways in upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in 2-CE exposed rat astrocytes. Expression of p38 MAPK (p38), extracellular signal regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and MMP-9 at both protein and gene levels in rat astrocytes were determined using western blot and real-time RT-PCR methods...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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