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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437229/quinolone-resistance-determinants-of-clinical-salmonella-enteritidis-in-thailand
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Fuangfa Utrarachkij, Chie Nakajima, Ruchirada Changkwanyeun, Kanokrat Siripanichgon, Siriporn Kongsoi, Srirat Pornruangwong, Kanjana Changkaew, Risa Tsunoda, Yutaka Tamura, Orasa Suthienkul, Yasuhiko Suzuki
Salmonella Enteritidis has emerged as a global concern regarding quinolone resistance and invasive potential. Although quinolone-resistant S. Enteritidis has been observed with high frequency in Thailand, information on the mechanism of resistance acquisition is limited. To elucidate the mechanism, a total of 158 clinical isolates of nalidixic acid (NAL)-resistant S. Enteritidis were collected throughout Thailand, and the quinolone resistance determinants were investigated in the context of resistance levels to NAL, norfloxacin (NOR), and ciprofloxacin (CIP)...
February 23, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436296/synthesis-characterization-dna-and-hsa-binding-studies-of-isomeric-pd-ii-antitumor-complexes-using-spectrophotometry-techniques
#2
Sareh Zareian-Jahromi, Hassan Mansouri-Torshizi
Two new Palladium(II) isomeric complexes, [Pd(Gly)(Leu)](I) and [Pd(Gly)(Ile)](II), where Gly is glycine, and Leu and Ile are isomeric amino acids (leucine and isoleucine), have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductivity measurements, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and UV-Vis. The complexes have been tested for their In vitro cytotoxicity against cancer cell line K562 and their binding properties to calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) and human serum albumin (HSA) have also been investigated by multispectroscopic techniques...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434720/short-and-longer-term-effects-of-feeding-increased-metwabolizable-protein-with-or-without-an-altered-amino-acid-profile-to-dairy-cows-immediately-postpartum
#3
E G Carder, W P Weiss
The first few weeks after parturition is marked by low, but increasing feed intake and sharply increasing milk production by dairy cows. Because of low intake, the nutrient density of the diet may need to be higher during this period to support increasing milk yields. We hypothesized that feeding higher levels of metabolizable protein (MP) or a protein supplement with rumen-protected lysine and methionine during the immediate postpartum period would increase yields of milk and milk components. Fifty-six Holstein cows (21 primiparous and 35 multiparous) starting at 3 d in milk were used in a randomized block design...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430373/a-five-mirna-expression-signature-predicts-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Gang Liu, Hui Wang, Jin-Dong Fu, Jing-Ying Liu, Ai-Guo Yan, Yan-Yan Guan
The aim of this study was to identify a microRNA (miRNA) expression signature for predicting HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) survival. A total of 322 HCC patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database were randomly divided into training and testing set. miRNAs, associated with survival time in the training set, were identified by using univariate Cox regression analysis. The risk score was formulated based on the expression levels of these miRNAs. Then the miRNA signature was validated in testing set through Kaplan-Meier analysis and log-rank test...
April 21, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430004/a-strategy-for-l-isoleucine-dioxygenase-screening-and-4-hydroxyisoleucine-production-by-resting-cells
#5
Chenglin Zhang, Jie Ma, Zhixiang Li, Yunlong Liang, Qingyang Xu, Xixian Xie, Ning Chen
L-Isoleucine dioxygenase (IDO) specifically converts L-isoleucine(L-Ile) to 4-hydroxyisoleucine(4-HIL). To obtain IDO with improved activity, a strategy was developed that is dependent on the restoration of succinate-minus E. coli cell growth by the coupling of L-Ile hydroxylation and the oxidation of α-ketoglutarate(α-KGA) to succinate. Five mutants were obtained with this strategy, and the characteristics of IDO(M3), which exhibited the highest activity, were studied. The catalytic efficiency, thermal stability and catalytic rate of IDO(M3) were significantly improved compared with those of wild-type IDO...
April 21, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420808/sequence-variations-in-estrogen-receptor-1-and-2-genes-and-their-association-with-egg-production-traits-in-chinese-dagu-chickens
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Xiaotian Niu, Thobela Louis Tyasi, Ning Qin, Dehui Liu, Hongyan Zhu, Xiaoxia Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Shuguo Yuan, Rifu Xu
Estrogen receptors α (ESR1) and β (ESR2) play central roles in folliculogenesis, and therefore in reproductive biology. In the present study, two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified in the ESR1 and ESR2 genes using PCR-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) and DNA sequencing. One of the identified SNPs, a T1101C transition located within exon 4 of the ESR1 gene, was significantly associated with hen-housed egg production (HHEP) at 30, 43, 57 and 66 weeks of age (P<0.05), and egg weight (EW) at 30 weeks (P<0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418859/serum-metabolomics-differentiating-pancreatic-cancer-from-new-onset-diabetes
#7
Xiangyi He, Jie Zhong, Shuwei Wang, Yufen Zhou, Lei Wang, Yongping Zhang, Yaozong Yuan
To establish a screening strategy for pancreatic cancer (PC) based on new-onset diabetic mellitus (NO-DM), serum metabolomics analysis and a search for the metabolic pathways associated with PC related DM were performed. Serum samples from patients with NO-DM (n = 30) and patients with pancreatic cancer and NO-DM were examined by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Data were analyzed using principal components analysis (PCA) and orthogonal projection to latent structures (OPLS) of the most significant metabolites...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417264/branched-chain-amino-acids-and-brain-metabolism
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Justin E Sperringer, Adele Addington, Susan M Hutson
This review aims to provide a historical reference of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) metabolism and provide a link between peripheral and central nervous system (CNS) metabolism of BCAAs. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine (Leu, Ile, and Val) are unlike most other essential amino acids (AA), being transaminated initially in extrahepatic tissues, and requiring interorgan or intertissue shuttling for complete catabolism. Within the periphery, BCAAs are essential AAs and are required for protein synthesis, and are key nitrogen donors in the form of Glu, Gln, and Ala...
April 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413737/amino-acid-leucine-chromatography-a-study-of-branched-chain-aminoaciduria-in-type-2-diabetes
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Bhagavan Reddy Kolanu, Venugopal Boddula, Sabitha Vadakedath, Venkataramana Kandi
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a disease characterized by insulin deficiency resulting in glucose intolerance and in abnormalities of other metabolic fuels including protein. Recently, a number of studies have revealed that branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) play an important role in the regulation of protein synthesis by activating mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in pancreatic β cells. BCAAs have positive effects on the regulation of glucose homeostasis...
March 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412068/vitreous-amyloidosis-ocular-systemic-and-genetic-insights
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Pradeep Venkatesh, Harathy Selvan, Sundararajan Baskar Singh, Divya Gupta, Seema Kashyap, Shreyas Temkar, Varun Gogia, Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla, Rajpal Vohra
PURPOSE: To report the unique clinical and surgical characteristics encountered in eyes with vitreous amyloidosis. Systemic evaluation and visual outcome after vitrectomy are discussed. A novel mutation in the transthyretin gene (TTR) in Indian patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is described. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Ten eyes of 5 patients from 2 pedigrees with a diagnosis of vitreous amyloidosis...
April 12, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406161/ribosomal-background-of-the-bacillus-cereus-group-thermotypes
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Krzysztof Fiedoruk, Justyna M Drewnowska, Tamara Daniluk, Katarzyna Leszczynska, Piotr Iwaniuk, Izabela Swiecicka
In this study we reconstructed the architecture of Bacillus cereus sensu lato population based on ribosomal proteins, and identified a link between the ribosomal proteins' variants and thermal groups (thermotypes) of the bacilli. The in silico phyloproteomic analysis of 55 ribosomal proteins (34 large and 21 small subunit r-proteins) of 421 strains, representing 14 well-established or plausible B. cereus sensu lato species, revealed several ribosomal clusters (r-clusters), which in general were well correlated with the strains' affiliation to phylogenetic/thermal groups I-VII...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403191/visceral-adipose-tissue-but-not-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-is-associated-with-urine-and-serum-metabolites
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Inga Schlecht, Wolfram Gronwald, Gundula Behrens, Sebastian E Baumeister, Johannes Hertel, Jochen Hochrein, Helena U Zacharias, Beate Fischer, Peter J Oefner, Michael F Leitzmann
Obesity is a complex multifactorial phenotype that influences several metabolic pathways. Yet, few studies have examined the relations of different body fat compartments to urinary and serum metabolites. Anthropometric phenotypes (visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), the ratio between VAT and SAT (VSR), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC)) and urinary and serum metabolite concentrations measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy were measured in a population-based sample of 228 healthy adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402211/metabolomic-study-of-chardonnay-grapevines-double-stressed-with-esca-associated-fungi-and-drought
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Marta R M Lima, Antoinette F Machado, Walter D Gubler
Esca is a complex grapevine trunk disease associated with fungal infection of the xylem. However, the inconstancy of external symptoms and the ability of esca-associated fungi to inhabit grapevines without causing apparent disease suggests that abiotic factors might be involved in the disease. Water stress has been proposed to be one of the factors influencing esca symptom manifestation but the specific role played by water stress on esca development is unknown. We conducted a proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based metabolomic study aiming at unveiling drought-induced modifications in xylem sap composition that could contribute to esca-related infection progression...
April 12, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401329/interactive-effects-of-dietary-leucine-and-isoleucine-on-growth-blood-parameters-and-amino-acid-profile-of-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Liping Wang, Yuzhe Han, Zhiqiang Jiang, Menglei Sun, Bin Si, Fei Chen, Ning Bao
A 60-day feeding trial was conducted to assess the interactions of dietary leucine (Leu) and isoleucine (Ile) on Japanese flounder. Fish of 2.69 ± 0.04 g were fed experimental diets containing two levels of Leu (2.58 and 5.08% of diet) combined with three levels of Ile (1.44, 2.21, and 4.44% of diet), respectively. After the feeding trial, growth, proximate composition, muscle total amino acid profile, blood parameters, mucus lysozyme activity, and stress tolerance to freshwater were measured. Statistically significant (P < 0...
April 12, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395865/metabolism-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-revealed-by-transcriptome-analysis-in-vibrio-alginolyticus
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Yiqin Deng, Xiongqi Ding, Xiaochun Huang, Yiying Yang, Chang Chen
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) play important roles in nitrogen metabolism. However, little is known about the metabolism of BCAAs in the fish pathogen Vibrio alginolyticus. In this study, the global gene expression patterns of V. alginolyticus ZJ-T cultured in M63 minimal medium supplemented with ammonium sulfate or with three BCAAs (isoleucine, leucine and valine) as nitrogen source were evaluated by transcriptome analysis. The results revealed that 311 genes are up-regulated (|log2(Fold Change)|>1), which are involved in the pathways of flagellar assembly, bacterial chemotaxis and oxidative phosphorylation etc, and meanwhile 251 genes are down-regulated, which are involved in the pathways of BCAAs biosynthesis, selenocompound metabolism and C5-branced dibasic acid metabolism etc...
April 5, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393748/gut-microbiota-of-mice-putatively-modifies-amino-acid-metabolism-in-the-host-brain
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Takahiro Kawase, Mao Nagasawa, Hiromi Ikeda, Shinobu Yasuo, Yasuhiro Koga, Mitsuhiro Furuse
Recently, it has been found that the gut microbiota influences functions of the host brain by affecting monoamine metabolism. The present study focused on the relationship between the gut microbiota and the brain amino acids. Specific pathogen-free (SPF) and germ-free (GF) mice were used as experimental models. Plasma and brain regions were sampled from mice at 7 and 16 weeks of age, and analysed for free d- and l-amino acids, which are believed to affect many physiological functions. At 7 weeks of age, plasma concentrations of d-aspartic acid (d-Asp), l-alanine (l-Ala), l-glutamine (l-Gln) and taurine were higher in SPF mice than in GF mice, but no differences were found at 16 weeks of age...
April 10, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393480/characterization-of-mammalian-cell-culture-raw-materials-by-combining-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics
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Nicholas Trunfio, Haewoo Lee, Jason Starkey, Cyrus Agarabi, Jay Liu, Seongkyu Yoon
Two of the primary issues with characterizing the variability of raw materials used in mammalian cell culture, such as wheat hydrolysates, is that the analyses of these materials can be time consuming, and the results of the analyses are not straightforward to interpret. To solve these issues, spectroscopy can be combined with chemometrics to provide a quick, robust and easy to understand methodology for the characterization of raw materials; which will improve cell culture performance by providing an assessment of the impact that a given raw material will have on final product quality...
April 10, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393236/metabolomic-analysis-of-the-saliva-of-japanese-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Mitsuyoshi Ohshima, Keisuke Sugahara, Kiyohiro Kasahara, Akira Katakura
The aim of the present study was to characterize the metabolic systems in Japanese patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) using capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS) metabolome analysis of saliva samples. A previous study showed variations among ethnicities and tumor sites in the saliva metabolome of patients with OSCC using CE-MS. In the present study, saliva was obtained from 22 Japanese patients with OSCC and from 21 healthy controls who visited the Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Dental Collage Ichikawa General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, and all samples were subject to comprehensive quantitative metabolome analysis using CE-MS...
April 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393214/a-novel-mutation-c-121%C3%A2-13t-a-in-the-polypyrimidine-tract-of-the-splice-acceptor-site-of-intron-2-causes-exon-3-skipping-in-mitochondrial-acetoacetyl-coa-thiolase-gene
#19
Yuka Aoyama, Hideo Sasai, Elsayed Abdelkreem, Hiroki Otsuka, Mina Nakama, Sandeep Kumar, Shrikiran Aroor, Anju Shukla, Toshiyuki Fukao
Mitochondrial acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase (T2) (gene symbol: ACAT1) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting isoleucine catabolism and ketone body utilization. In this study, mutational analysis of an Indian T2-deficient patient revealed a homozygous mutation (c.121‑13T>A) located at the polypyrimidine tract of the splice acceptor site of intron 2, and exon 3 skipping was identified by cDNA analysis using cycloheximide. We made three mutant constructs (c.121‑13T>A, T>C, and T>G substitutions) followed by making a wild-type minigene construct that included an ACAT1 segment from exon 2 to 4 for a splicing experiment...
April 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388946/acetolactate-synthase-regulatory-subunits-play-divergent-and-overlapping-roles-in-branched-chain-amino-acid-synthesis-and-arabidopsis-development
#20
Mohammad H Dezfulian, Curtis Foreman, Espanta Jalili, Mrinal Pal, Rajdeep K Dhaliwal, Don Karl A Roberto, Kathleen M Imre, Susanne E Kohalmi, William L Crosby
BACKGROUND: Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are synthesized by plants, fungi, bacteria, and archaea with plants being the major source of these amino acids in animal diets. Acetolactate synthase (ALS) is the first enzyme in the BCAA synthesis pathway. Although the functional contribution of ALS to BCAA biosynthesis has been extensively characterized, a comprehensive understanding of the regulation of this pathway at the molecular level is still lacking. RESULTS: To characterize the regulatory processes governing ALS activity we utilized several complementary approaches...
April 7, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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