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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337141/alterations-of-oxygen-consumption-and-extracellular-acidification-rates-by-glutamine-in-pbmcs-of-sle-patients
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Hui-Ting Lee, Chen-Sung Lin, Siao-Cian Pan, Tsai-Hung Wu, Chyou-Shen Lee, Deh-Ming Chang, Chang-Youh Tsai, Yau-Huei Wei
We evaluated plasma glutamine levels and basal mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate (mOCRB) and basal extracellular acidification rate (ECARB) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients and healthy controls (HCs). Lower plasma glutamine levels correlated with higher SLE disease activity indexes (p=0.025). Incubated in DMEM containing 100mg/dL glucose, SLE-PBMCs displayed lower mOCRB (p=0.018) but similar ECARB (p=0.467) to those of HC-PBMCs, and their mOCRB got elevated (p<0...
January 11, 2018: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325880/cryoprotective-effect-of-glutamine-taurine-and-proline-on-post-thaw-semen-quality-and-dna-integrity-of-donkey-spermatozoa
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M Bottrel, D Acha, I Ortiz, M Hidalgo, J Gósalvez, J Camisão, J Dorado
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of amino acid addition to semen on post-thaw quality of donkey spermatozoa. Eighteen ejaculates were pooled and divided into aliquots which were cryopreserved in Gent A® containing 1% ethylene glycol (Gent-EG) and supplemented with 0 (as control), 20, 40, or 60 mM of glutamine, proline, or taurine. The greatest concentration (60 mM) of glutamine and taurine resulted in greater (P < 0.001) post-thaw sperm motility. Amino acid supplementation did not improve (P > 0...
December 30, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324050/the-roles-of-adjuvant-supplements-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-on-chemotherapy-reaping-benefits-from-metabolic-crosstalk
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Babak Golkhalkhali, Audra Shaleena Paliany, Kin Fah Chin, Retnagowri Rajandram
The prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is on a steady rise over the years, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting CRC as the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. While treatment modalities may differ in accordance to the staging and severity of the disease itself, chemotherapy is almost unavoidable in most cases. Though effective in its mode of action, chemotherapy is commonly associated with undesirable side effects that negatively affects the patient in terms of quality of life, and in some cases may actually interfere with their treatment regimens, thus escalating to poor prognosis...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301138/the-effect-of-cisplatin-on-blood-ammonia-elevation-by-alanyl-glutamine-supplementation
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Yoko Obayashi, Kenta Kajiwara, Eiji Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Although there are many clinical studies in which the beneficial effect of glutamine formulation on mucositis induced by chemo/radiotherapy was evaluated, the results are sometimes conflicting with the report of clinical deterioration. Then, we hypothesized that chemotherapy may increase the incidence of hyperammonemia without comparable change of major parameters of hepatic/renal disorder. METHODS: To verify our hypothesis, we examined the increase in blood ammonia level with 1-h intravenous infusion of alanyl-glutamine on day 1-4 after cisplatin (CDDP) administration in rats and assessed the correlation with hepatic/renal parameters...
January 4, 2018: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273412/versatility-of-microglial-bioenergetic-machinery-under-starving-conditions
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Adam M Nagy, Rebeka Fekete, Gergo Horvath, Gabor Koncsos, Csilla Kriston, Anna Sebestyen, Zoltan Giricz, Zsuzsanna Kornyei, Emilia Madarasz, Laszlo Tretter
Microglia are highly dynamic cells in the brain. Their functional diversity and phenotypic versatility brought microglial energy metabolism into the focus of research. Although it is known that microenvironmental cues shape microglial phenotype, their bioenergetic response to local nutrient availability remains unclear. In the present study effects of energy substrates on the oxidative and glycolytic metabolism of primary - and BV-2 microglial cells were investigated. Cellular oxygen consumption, glycolytic activity, the levels of intracellular ATP/ADP, autophagy, mTOR phosphorylation, apoptosis and cell viability were measured in the absence of nutrients or in the presence of physiological energy substrates: glutamine, glucose, lactate, pyruvate or ketone bodies...
December 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230814/nigella-sativa-l-as-an-alternative-antibiotic-feed-supplement-and-effect-on-growth-performance-in-weanling-pigs
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Branko T Petrujkić, Ross C Beier, Haiqi He, Kenneth J Genovese, Christina L Swaggerty, Michael E Hume, Tawni L Crippen, Roger B Harvey, Robin C Anderson, David J Nisbet
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa L. (NS) is a plant containing bioactive constituents like thymoquinone. Extracts of NS improve performance and reduce enteropathogen colonization in poultry and small ruminants but studies with swine are lacking. In two different studies oral administration of NS extracts at doses equivalent to 0, 1.5 and 4.5 g extract kg-1 diet was assessed on piglet performance and intestinal carriage of wildtype Escherichia coli and Campylobacter, and Salmonella Typhimurium...
December 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223645/amino-acid-supplements-in-critically-ill-patients
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Jan Gunst, Ilse Vanhorebeek, Steven E Thiessen, Greet Van den Berghe
Observational studies have associated a low amino acid intake with adverse outcome of critical illness. Although this finding could theoretically be explained by differences in feeding tolerance related to illness severity, guidelines have recommended to administer sufficient amounts of amino acids from early onwards in the disease course. Recently, however, several high quality randomized controlled trials have not shown benefit by early amino acid supplementation and some trials even found potential harm, thus questioning this recommendation...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208752/effects-of-alanyl-glutamine-treatment-on-the-peritoneal-dialysis-effluent-proteome-reveal-pathomechanism-associated-molecular-signatures
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Rebecca Herzog, Michael Boehm, Markus Unterwurzacher, Anja Wagner, Katja Parapatics, Peter Majek, André C Mueller, Anton Lichtenauer, Keiryn L Bennett, Seth L Alper, Andreas Vychytil, Christoph Aufricht, Klaus Kratochwill
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a modality of renal replacement therapy in which the high volumes of available PD effluent (PDE) represents a rich source of biomarkers for monitoring disease and therapy. Although this information could help guide the management of PD patients, little is known about the potential of PDE to define pathomechanism-associated molecular signatures in PD.</p> <p>We therefore subjected PDE to a high-performance multiplex proteomic analysis after depletion of highly-abundant plasma proteins and enrichment of low-abundance proteins...
December 4, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204095/immune-disorders-in-anorexia
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Sylwia Małgorzata Słotwińska, Robert Słotwiński
Anorexia nervosa is a disease involving eating disorders. It mainly affects young people, especially teenage women. The disease is often latent and occurs in many sub-clinical and partial forms. Approximately from 0.3% to 1% of the population suffers from anorexia. It has been shown that patients with anorexia develop neurotransmitter-related disorders, leading to uncontrolled changes in the immune and endocrine systems. Interactions between cytokines, neuropeptides, and neurotransmitters play an important role in disease development...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197034/nutritional-demands-and-metabolic-characteristics-of-the-dsir-ha-1179-insect-cell-line-during-growth-and-infection-with-the-oryctes-nudivirus
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Charlotte Pushparajan, Juan Daniel Claus, Sean D G Marshall, Gabriel Visnovsky
The DSIR-HA-1179 coleopteran cell line has been identified as a susceptible and permissive host for the in vitro replication of the Oryctes nudivirus, which can be used as a biopesticide against the coconut rhinoceros beetle, pest of palms. The major challenge to in vitro large-scale Oryctes nudivirus production is ensuring process economy. This rests, among other requisites, on the use of low-cost culture media tailored to the nutritional and metabolic needs of the cell line, both in uninfected and infected cultures...
December 1, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193281/a-randomised-trial-of-enteral-glutamine-supplementation-for-very-preterm-children-showed-no-beneficial-or-adverse-long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcomes
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E Sabrina Twilhaar, Jorrit F de Kieviet, Jaap Oosterlaan, Ruurd M van Elburg
AIM: This study evaluated the long-term effects of enteral glutamine supplementation on neurodevelopmental outcomes of a Dutch cohort of very preterm children at 13 years of age. METHODS: The cohort was enrolled in a randomised placebo-controlled trial between 2001-2003 in which infants received glutamine- or alanine-supplemented enteral nutrition during the first month of life. Participants were invited for follow up at a mean age of 13.30 years. Motor, neurocognitive, academic and behavioural outcomes were assessed in 61 children...
November 28, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187256/astrocytes-in-mouse-models-of-tauopathies-acquire-early-deficits-and-lose-neurosupportive-functions
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Marta Sidoryk-Wegrzynowicz, Yannick N Gerber, Miriam Ries, Magdalena Sastre, Aviva M Tolkovsky, Maria Grazia Spillantini
Microtubule-associated protein tau aggregates constitute the characteristic neuropathological features of several neurodegenerative diseases grouped under the name of tauopathies. It is now clear that the process of tau aggregation is associated with neurodegeneration. Several transgenic tau mouse models have been developed where tau progressively aggregates, causing neuronal death. Previously we have shown that transplantation of astrocytes in P301S tau transgenic mice rescues cortical neuron death, implying that the endogenous astrocytes are deficient in survival support...
November 29, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172480/myricetin-reduces-toxic-level-of-cag-repeats-rna-in-huntington-s-disease-hd-and-spino-cerebellar-ataxia-scas
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Eshan Khan, Arpita Tawani, Subodh Kumar Mishra, Arun Kumar Verma, Arun Upadhyay, Mohit Kumar, Rajat Sandhir, Amit Mishra, Amit Kumar
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by abnormal expansion of CAG repeats in HTT gene. The transcribed mutant RNA contains expanded CAG repeats that translate into a mutant huntingtin protein. This expanded CAG repeat also causes mis-splicing of pre-mRNA due to sequestration of muscle blind like-1 splicing factor (MBNL1) and thus both of these elicits the pathogenesis of HD. Targeting the onset as well as progression of HD by small molecules could be a potent therapeutic approach...
November 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150501/glna-truncation-in-salmonella-enterica-results-in-a-small-colony-variant-phenotype-attenuated-host-cell-entry-and-reduced-expression-of-flagellin-and-spi-1-associated-effector-genes
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Philipp Aurass, Juliane Düvel, Susanne Karste, Ulrich Nübel, Wolfgang Rabsch, Antje Flieger
Many pathogenic bacteria use sophisticated survival strategies to overcome harsh environmental conditions. One is the formation of slow-growing subpopulations termed small colony variants (SCVs). Here we characterize an SCV, which spontaneously emerged from an axenic Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium water culture. We found that the SCV harbors a frameshift mutation in the glutamine synthetase gene glnA leading to a ∼90% truncation of the corresponding protein. Glutamine synthetase, a central enzyme in nitrogen assimilation, converts glutamate and ammonia to glutamine...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132292/flps-fast-discovery-of-compositional-biases-for-the-protein-universe
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Paul M Harrison
BACKGROUND: Proteins often contain regions that are compositionally biased (CB), i.e., they are made from a small subset of amino-acid residue types. These CB regions can be functionally important, e.g., the prion-forming and prion-like regions that are rich in asparagine and glutamine residues. RESULTS: Here I report a new program fLPS that can rapidly annotate CB regions. It discovers both single-residue and multiple-residue biases. It works through a process of probability minimization...
November 13, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119243/retraction-note-to-l-glutamine-supplementation-induces-insulin-resistance-in-adipose-tissue-and-improves-insulin-signalling-in-liver-and-muscle-of-rats-with-diet-induced-obesity
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P O Prada, S M Hirabara, C T de Souza, A A Schenka, H G Zecchin, J Vassallo, L A Velloso, E Carneiro, J B C Carvalheira, R Curi, M J Saad
In light of forensic evidence indicating duplication and/or manipulation of western blot images the Editor-in-Chief is retracting the article cited above.
November 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102930/re-evaluation-of-culture-condition-of-pc12-and-sh-sy5y-cells-based-on-growth-rate-and-amino-acid-consumption
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Hiroshi Sakagami, Ryuichiro Suzuki, Yoshiaki Shirataki, Soichi Iwama, Mika Nakagawa, Hayato Suzuki, Kenta Tanaka, Nobuaki Tamura, Hiroshi Takeshima
BACKGROUND/AIM: Most of the previous investigators have used various types of media for the culture of nerve cells. In order to optimize the culture conditions, we compared the growth rate and amino acid consumption by two popular neuron models, rat PC12 and human SH-SY5Y, grown in DMEM or DMEM: Ham's F-12 (1:1): non-essential amino acids, supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (referred to DMEM and Mix, respectively). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell growth was monitored by the MTT method...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095001/glutaminemia-prognostic-significance-in-critical-surgical-patients-an-analysis-of-plasma-aminogram-profile
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Beatriz Pinto Costa, Paulo Martins, Carla Verissimo, Marta Simões, Marisa Tomé, Manuela Grazina, Jorge Pimentel, Francisco Castro Sousa
BACKGROUND: Glutamine depletion is common in the critically-ill patients. Glutaminemia lower than 420 μmol/l has been considered as an independent predictive factor of mortality, but the indications for exogenous glutamine supplementation remain controversial. This study intends to determine the glutaminemia profile in critical surgical patients and to investigate its correlation with the severity indexes and the prognosis. METHODS: A prospective study of 28 adult critical surgical patients was performed...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090226/fifty-percent-ethanolic-extract-of-momordica-charantia-inhibits-adipogenesis-and-promotes-adipolysis-in-3t3-l1-pre-adipocyte-cells
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Chikkavadaragudi Ramachandra Shobha, Vishwanath Prashant, Prashant Akila, Rangaswamy Chandini, Maduvanahalli Nataraj Suma, Hattur Basavanagowdappa
BACKGROUND: Natural products have gained importance recently for the treatment of obesity and its complications, partly because of the side effects of modern drugs.Hence, we aimed to study and compare the effect of varying concentrations of Momordicacharantiaon adipogenesis and adipolysis using 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte cell lines. METHODS: 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes were procured from the National Center for Cell Sciences, Pune, and cultured in Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Media (DMEM) supplemented with 20% fetal bovine serum (FBS) and 1 mM L-glutamine...
October 2017: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074485/animal-models-of-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-translational-relevance-and-challenges
#20
Per T Sangild, René Liang Shen, Peter Erik Lotko Pontoppidan, Mathias Rathe
Chemotherapy for cancer patients induces damaging tissue reactions along the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). This chemotherapy-induced mucositis (CIM) is a serious side effect of cytotoxic drugs and several animal models of CIM have been developed to help understand the progression of CIM, and how to prevent it. Animal models allow highly controlled experimental conditions, detailed organ (e.g. GIT) insights, standardized, clinically-relevant treatment regimens and discovery of new biomarkers...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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