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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915534/revealing-anti-inflammation-mechanism-of-water-extract-and-oil-of-forsythiae-fructus-on-carrageenan-induced-edema-rats-by-serum-metabolomics
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An Yuan, Lihong Gong, Lin Luo, Jue Dang, Xiaohong Gong, Mengjie Zhao, Yan Li, Yunxia Li, Cheng Peng
Forsythiae Fructus is an important Chinese medicine which shows a significant effect against inflammation. This study aimed to investigate the preventive anti-inflammation mechanism of Forsythiae Fructus by serum metabolomics strategy and compare the difference of the metabolism pathways between Forsythia extract and Forsythia oil in rat. Four groups (control group, model group, Forsythia extract group and Forsythia oil group) were orally administered 10mL/kg 0.5% Tween 80 solution, 10mL/kg 0.5% Tween 80 solution, 5g/kg Forsythia extract and 0...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915252/expression-and-regulation-of-the-neutral-amino-acid-transporter-b0at1-in-rat-small-intestine
#2
Julia Jando, Simone M R Camargo, Brigitte Herzog, François Verrey
Absorption of neutral amino acids across the luminal membrane of intestinal enterocytes is mediated by the broad neutral amino acid transporter B0AT1 (SLC6A19). Its intestinal expression depends on co-expression of the membrane-anchored peptidase angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and is additionally enhanced by aminopeptidase N (CD13). We investigated in this study the expression of B0AT1 and its auxiliary peptidases as well as its transport function along the rat small intestine. Additionally, we tested its possible short- and long-term regulation by dietary proteins and amino acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914810/an-nmr-based-metabolomic-approach-to-unravel-the-preventive-effect-of-water-soluble-extract-from-dendrobium-officinale-kimura-migo-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-mice
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Hong Zheng, Linlin Pan, Pengtao Xu, Jianjun Zhu, Ruohan Wang, Wenzong Zhu, Yongsheng Hu, Hongchang Gao
Dendrobium officinale Kimura & Migo (D. officinale) is a precious herbal medicine. In this study, we investigated metabolic mechanism underlying the effect of D. officinale water extract (DOWE) on diabetes prevention in mice after streptozotocin (STZ) exposure using NMR-based metabolomics. Interestingly, we found a decrease in blood glucose and an increase in liver glycogen in mice pretreated with DOWE after STZ exposure. The DOWE pretreatment significantly increased citrate and glutamine in the serum as well as creatine, alanine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, glutamine, glutathione and taurine in the liver of STZ-treated mice...
September 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912343/diversification-of-transcriptional-regulation-determines-subfunctionalization-of-paralogous-branched-chain-aminotransferases-in-the-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#4
James González, Geovani López, Stefany Argueta, Ximena Escalera-Fanjul, Mohamed El Hafidi, Carlos Campero-Basaldua, Joseph Strauss, Lina Riego-Ruiz, Alicia González
Saccharomyces cerevisiae harbors BAT1 and BAT2 paralogous genes encoding branched chain aminotransferases (BCATs), showing opposed expression profiles and physiological role. Accordingly, in primary nitrogen sources such as glutamine, BAT1 expression is induced, supporting Bat1-dependent valine-isoleucine-leucine (VIL) biosynthesis, while BAT2 expression is repressed. Conversely, in the presence of VIL as sole nitrogen source, BAT1 expression is hindered while that of BAT2 is activated resulting in Bat2-dependent VIL catabolism...
September 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912275/nmr-reveals-the-intrinsically-disordered-domain-2-of-ns5a-protein-as-an-allosteric-regulator-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-polymerase-ns5b
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Luiza M Bessa, Hélène Launay, Marie Dujardin, François-Xavier Cantrelle, Guy Lippens, Isabelle Landrieu, Robert Schneider, Xavier Hanoulle
Non-structural protein 5B (NS5B) is the RNAdependent RNA polymerase that catalyses replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA genome, and so is central for its life cycle. NS5B interacts with the intrinsically disordered domain 2 of NS5A (NS5A-D2), another essential multifunctional HCV protein that is required for RNA replication. As a result, these two proteins represent important targets for anti-HCV chemotherapies. Despite this importance and the existence of NS5B crystal structures, our understanding of the conformational and dynamic behaviour of NS5B in solution and its relationship with NS5A-D2 remain incomplete...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905695/description-of-anaerotignum-aminivorans-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-strictly-anaerobic-amino-acid-decomposing-bacterium-isolated-from-a-methanogenic-reactor-and-reclassification-of-clostridium-propionicum-clostridium-neopropionicum-and-clostridium-lactatifermentans-as
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Atsuko Ueki, Kazushi Goto, Yoshimi Ohtaki, Nobuo Kaku, Katsuji Ueki
A strictly anaerobic bacterial strain (SH021T) was isolated from a methanogenic reactor. Cells were Gram-stain-positive, motile, straight or slightly curved rods. The optimum temperature for growth was 35 °C, and the optimum pH was 6.1-7.7. The strain was asaccharolytic and utilized amino acids as growth substrates. The strain produced acetate and propionate from l-alanine and l-serine, and propionate and butyrate from l-threonine. Branched-chain amino acids (l-isoleucine, l-leucine and l-valine) were utilized weakly, and isovalerate or isobutyrate was produced...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905062/selective-synthesis-of-tetrahydroimidazo-1-2-a-pyridine-and-pyrrolidine-derivatives-via-a-one-pot-two-step-reaction
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Yu Zhang, Jing Sun, Guo-Liang Shen, Chao-Guo Yan
In the presence of triethylamine, the addition reaction of substituted α-amino acid alkyl esters including ethyl hyperphenylalaninate, phenylalaninate, isoleucinate, and alaninate with dialkyl but-2-ynedioate afforded active β-enamino esters, which in turn reacted with aromatic aldehydes and malononitrile to give tetrahydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives in moderate yields. Under similar reaction conditions, the reaction of ethyl glycinate with dialkyl but-2-ynedioate resulted in a 1,3-dipolar azomethine ylide, which reacted further with in situ-generated arylidene malononitrile, alkyl cyanoacetate, and cyanoacetamide to give polysubstituted pyrrolidine derivatives in good yields...
September 14, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904673/mutations-in-rpob-and-katg-genes-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-undetectable-using-genotyping-diagnostic-methods
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Faustinos Tatenda Takawira, Racheal Shamiso Dube Mandishora, Zephaniah Dhlamini, Ellen Munemo, Babill Stray-Pedersen
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis remains the leading causes of death worldwide with frequencies of mutations in rifampicin and isoniazid resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates varying according to geographical location. There is limited information in Zimbabwe on specific antibiotic resistance gene mutation patterns in MTB and hence, increased rate of discordant results and mortality due to inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions. The rpoB and katG genes molecular markers are used for detecting rifampicin and isoniazid resistance respectively...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904419/fish-scales-as-potential-substrate-for-production-of-alkaline-protease-and-amino-acid-rich-aqua-hydrolyzate-by-bacillus-altitudinis-gvc11
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N Harikrishna, S Mahalakshmi, K Kiran Kumar, Gopal Reddy
Fish processing industries generate large quantities of fish scales as processing waste, if not treated leading to environmental pollution. Fish scales are hard to degrade, hence cause difficulty in waste management. In this context present study was made to utilize fish scales as substrate for the production of alkaline protease by Bacillus altitudinis GVC11 and subsequently amino acid rich aqua hydrolyzate. B. altitudinis GVC11 efficiently utilized five types of fish scales as substrates and produced maximum alkaline protease using Labeo rohita (28,150 U/mL) followed by Catla catla (23,320 U/mL) at 48 h and Cyprinus carpio (17,146 U/mL) Mugil cephalus (18,917 U/mL), Cirrhinus mrigala (12,430 U/mL) at 72 h...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904371/acute-interaction-between-hydrocortisone-and-insulin-alters-the-plasma-metabolome-in-humans
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Mohammad A Alwashih, Roland H Stimson, Ruth Andrew, Brian R Walker, David G Watson
With the aim of identifying biomarkers of glucocorticoid action and their relationship with biomarkers of insulin action, metabolomic profiling was carried out in plasma samples from twenty healthy men who were administered either a low or medium dose insulin infusion (n = 10 each group). In addition, all subjects were given metyrapone (to inhibit adrenal cortisol secretion) + /- hydrocortisone (HC) in a randomised crossover design to produce low, medium and high glucocorticoid levels. The clearest effects of insulin were to reduce plasma levels of the branched chain amino acids (BCAs) leucine/isoleucine and their deaminated metabolites, and lowered free fatty acids and acylcarnitines...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901489/uplc%C3%A2-qtofms%C3%A2-based-metabolomic-analysis-of-the-serum-of-hypoxic-preconditioning-mice
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Jie Liu, Gang Zhan, Dewei Chen, Jian Chen, Zhi-Bin Yuan, Er-Long Zhang, Yi-Xing Gao, Gang Xu, Bing-Da Sun, Wenting Liao, Yu-Qi Gao
Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) is well‑known to exert a protective effect against hypoxic injury; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. The present study utilized a serum metabolomics approach to detect the alterations associated with HPC. In the present study, an animal model of HPC was established by exposing adult BALB/c mice to acute repetitive hypoxia four times. The serum samples were collected by orbital blood sampling. Metabolite profiling was performed using ultra‑performance liquid chromatography‑quadrupole time‑of‑flight mass spectrometry (UPLC‑QTOFMS), in conjunction with univariate and multivariate statistical analyses...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900303/exploring-priming-responses-involved-in-peach-fruit-acclimation-to-cold-stress
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Georgia Tanou, Ioannis S Minas, Federico Scossa, Maya Belghazi, Aliki Xanthopoulou, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Panagiotis Madesis, Alisdair Fernie, Athanassios Molassiotis
Cold storage of fruit may induce the physiological disorder chilling injury (CI); however, the molecular basis of CI development remains largely unexplored. Simulated conditions of CI priming and suppression provided an interesting experimental system to study cold response in fruit. Peaches (cv. June Gold) at the commercial harvest (CH) or tree-ripe (TR) stages were immediately exposed to cold treatment (40 d, 0 °C) and an additional group of CH fruits were pre-conditioned 48 h at 20 °C prior to low-temperature exposure (pre-conditioning, PC)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900168/identification-of-key-metabolic-changes-during-liver-fibrosis-progression-in-rats-using-a-urine-and-serum-metabolomics-approach
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Hong Chang, Hong-Yu Meng, Shu-Min Liu, Yu Wang, Xiao-Xu Yang, Fang Lu, Hong-Yu Wang
Reversibility of hepatic fibrosis is an intrinsic response to chronic injury, and with on-going damage, fibrosis can progress to its end-stage consequence, cirrhosis. Non-invasive and reliable biomarkers for early detection of liver fibrosis are needed. Based on the CCl4-induced liver fibrosis rat model, urinary and serum metabolic profiling performed by LC-QTOF-MS associated with histological progression were utilized to identify liver fibrosis-specific potential biomarkers for early prediction and to reveal significant fibrotic pathways and their dynamic changes in different stages of liver fibrosis...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900150/high-throughput-data-analyses-of-the-immune-characteristics-of-microtus-fortis-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
#14
Yuan Hu, Lei Sun, Zhongying Yuan, Yuxin Xu, Jianping Cao
Microtus fortis exhibits natural resistance against Schistosoma japonicum, and the parasite cannot grow and develop in M. fortis. Extensive research has been carried out, however, the associated mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we analysed the combined data obtained from a cytokine chip assay, transcriptome, and metabolome. The cytokine profile from C57BL/6 and M. fortis mice was assessed before and after infection. Several cytokines increased during the second and third week post-infection...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899424/clade-homogeneity-and-low-rate-of-delta-virus-despite-hyperendemicity-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-ethiopia
#15
Yeshambel Belyhun, Uwe Gerd Liebert, Melanie Maier
BACKGROUND: Although hepatitis B virus (HBV) is hyperendemic and heterogeneous in its genetic diversity in Ethiopia, little is known about hepatitis D virus (HDV) circulating genotypes and molecular diversity. METHODS: A total of 321 hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positives (125 HIV co-infected, 102 liver disease patients and 94 blood donors) were screened for anti-HDV antibody. The anti-HDV positive sera were subjected to Real time PCR for HDV-RNA confirmation...
September 12, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888959/genotoxicity-and-sub-chronic-toxicity-of-myolution-%C3%A2-branched-chain-keto-acids
#16
Caroline Hall, Ian Grayson
MYOLUTION(®), which consists of a mixture of the branched chain keto acids, keto-leucine, keto-isoleucine and keto-valine, as their calcium salts, may potentially be used as a food ingredient based on the reported contributions of these compounds to muscle health and exercise performance. Tests on genotoxicity and sub-chronic toxicity were performed to evaluate the safety of branched chain keto acids. No genotoxic effects were observed in the bacterial mutation assay or the in vitro micronucleus assay in human lymphocytes...
September 6, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888424/novel-patient-missense-mutations-in-the-hsd17b10-gene-affect-dehydrogenase-and-mitochondrial-trna-modification-functions-of-the-encoded-protein
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Stephanie Oerum, Martine Roovers, Michael Leichsenring, Cécile Acquaviva-Bourdain, Frauke Beermann, Corinne Gemperle-Britschgi, Alain Fouilhoux, Anne Korwitz-Reichelt, Henry J Bailey, Louis Droogmans, Udo Oppermann, Jörn Oliver Sass, Wyatt W Yue
MRPP2 (also known as HSD10/SDR5C1) is a multifunctional protein that harbours both catalytic and non-catalytic functions. The protein belongs to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductases (SDR) family and is involved in the catabolism of isoleucine in vivo and steroid metabolism in vitro. MRPP2 also moonlights in a complex with the MRPP1 (also known as TRMT10C) protein for N1-methylation of purines at position 9 of mitochondrial tRNA, and in a complex with MRPP1 and MRPP3 (also known as PRORP) proteins for 5'-end processing of mitochondrial precursor tRNA...
September 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887476/the-c-terminal-residue-of-phage-vp16-pdf-the-smallest-peptide-deformylase-acts-as-an-offset-element-locking-the-active-conformation
#18
Renata Grzela, Julien Nusbaum, Sonia Fieulaine, Francesco Lavecchia, Willy V Bienvenut, Cyril Dian, Thierry Meinnel, Carmela Giglione
Prokaryotic proteins must be deformylated before the removal of their first methionine. Peptide deformylase (PDF) is indispensable and guarantees this mechanism. Recent metagenomics studies revealed new idiosyncratic PDF forms as the most abundant family of viral sequences. Little is known regarding these viral PDFs, including the capacity of the corresponding encoded proteins to ensure deformylase activity. We provide here the first evidence that viral PDFs, including the shortest PDF identified to date, Vp16 PDF, display deformylase activity in vivo, despite the absence of the key ribosome-interacting C-terminal region...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880465/profiling-novel-metabolic-biomarkers-for-parkinson-s-disease-using-in-depth-metabolomic-analysis
#19
Wei Han, Shraddha Sapkota, Richard Camicioli, Roger A Dixon, Liang Li
OBJECTIVE: To profile the amine/phenol submetabolome to determine potential metabolite biomarkers associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and PD with incipient dementia. METHODS: At baseline of a 3-wave (18-month intervals) longitudinal study, serum samples were collected from 42 healthy controls and 43 PD patients. By wave 3 (year 3), 16 PD patients were diagnosed with dementia and were classified as PD with incipient dementia at baseline. Metabolomic profiling using dansylation isotope labeling liquid chromatography mass spectrometry was conducted to compare controls with the full PD, PD with no dementia, and PD with incipient dementia groups...
September 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878040/glareosin-a-novel-sexually-dimorphic-urinary-lipocalin-in-the-bank-vole-myodes-glareolus
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Grace M Loxley, Jennifer Unsworth, Michael J Turton, Alexandra Jebb, Kathryn S Lilley, Deborah M Simpson, Daniel J Rigden, Jane L Hurst, Robert J Beynon
The urine of bank voles (Myodes glareolus) contains substantial quantities of a small protein that is expressed at much higher levels in males than females, and at higher levels in males in the breeding season. This protein was purified and completely sequenced at the protein level by mass spectrometry. Leucine/isoleucine ambiguity was completely resolved by metabolic labelling, monitoring the incorporation of dietary deuterated leucine into specific sites in the protein. The predicted mass of the sequenced protein was exactly consonant with the mass of the protein measured in bank vole urine samples, correcting for the formation of two disulfide bonds...
September 2017: Open Biology
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