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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655181/pantothenate-auxotrophy-in-zymomonas-mobilis-zm4-is-due-to-a-lack-of-aspartate-decarboxylase-activity
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J R Gliessman, T A Kremer, A A Sangani, S E Jones-Burrage, J B McKinlay
The bacterium Zymomonas mobilis naturally produces ethanol at near theoretical maximum yields, making it of interest for industrial ethanol production. Z. mobilis requires the vitamin pantothenate for growth. Here we characterized the genetic basis for the Z. mobilis pantothenate auxotrophy. We found that this auxotrophy is due to the absence of a single gene, panD, encoding aspartate-decarboxylase. Heterologous expression of Escherichia coli PanD in Z. mobilis or supplementation of the growth medium with the product of PanD activity, β-alanine, eliminated the need for exogenous pantothenate...
June 26, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654309/effect-of-oral-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-on-postoperative-blood-lactate-levels-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Yoshihide Nanno, Hirochika Toyama, Sachio Terai, Takuya Mizumoto, Motofumi Tanaka, Masahiro Kido, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: Elevations in blood lactate levels have been associated with poor postoperative outcome. The aim of the present study was to determine if preoperative supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) decreases postoperative blood lactate levels in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy. METHODS: The cases of 223 consecutive patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy were retrospectively reviewed. Postoperative blood lactate levels in patients who were treated with BCAA supplementation before pancreatoduodenectomy (December 2011-December 2014) were compared with levels in patients who were not pretreated (January 2008-November 2011)...
June 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651373/sex-dependent-differences-in-liver-and-gut-metabolomic-profiles-with-acarbose-and-calorie-restriction-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Victoria K Gibbs, Rachel A Brewer, Nathan D Miyasaki, Amit Patki, Daniel L Smith
Acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor used in treating type 2 diabetes, impairs complex carbohydrate digestion and absorption and extends lifespan in mice (without a requisite reduction in food intake). To assess sex-differential effects coincident with calorie restriction versus a non-restricted longevity enhancing intervention, we evaluated the metabolite profiles (by LC/MS) from livers and cecal contents of C57BL/6J mice (n=4/sex/group,) which were maintained for 10 months under one of three diet treatments: ad libitum control diet (CON), ad libitum control diet containing 0...
June 23, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647624/shape-memory-polyurethanes-with-oxidation-induced-degradation-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-correlations-for-endovascular-material-applications
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Andrew C Weems, Kevin T Wacker, James K Carrow, Anthony J Boyle, Duncan J Maitland
The synthesis of thermoset shape memory polymer (SMP) polyurethanes from symmetric, aliphatic alcohols and diisocyanates has previously demonstrated excellent biocompatibility in short term in vitro and in vivo studies, although long term stability has not been investigated. Here we demonstrate that while rapid oxidation occurs in these thermoset SMPs, facilitated by the incorporation of multi-functional, branching amino groups, byproduct analysis does not indicate toxicological concern for these materials...
June 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646170/triphenyltin-recognition-by-primary-structures-of-effector-proteins-and-the-protein-network-of-bacillus-thuringiensis-during-the-triphenyltin-degradation-process
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Linlin Wang, Jinshao Ye, Huase Ou, Huaming Qin, Yan Long, Jing Ke
Herein, triphenyltin (TPT) biodegradation efficiency and its transformation pathway have been elucidated. To better understand the molecular mechanism of TPT degradation, the interactions between amino acids, primary structures, and quaternary conformations of effector proteins and TPT were studied. The results verified that TPT recognition and binding depended on amino acid sequences but not on secondary, tertiary or quaternary protein structure. During this process, TPT could change the molecular weight and isoelectric point of effector proteins, induce their methylation or demethylation, and alter their conformation...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641781/pregnancy-to-postpartum-transition-of-serum-metabolites-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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Elin Chorell, Ulrika Andersson Hall, Carolina Gustavsson, Kerstin Berntorp, Jatta Puhkala, Riitta Luoto, Tommy Olsson, Agneta Holmäng
CONTEXT: Gestational diabetes is commonly linked to development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). There is a need to characterize metabolic changes associated with gestational diabetes in order to find novel biomarkers for T2DM. OBJECTIVE: To find potential pathophysiological mechanisms and markers for progression from gestational diabetes mellitus to T2DM by studying the metabolic transition from pregnancy to postpartum. DESIGN: The metabolic transition profile from pregnancy to postpartum was characterized in 56 women by mass spectrometry-based metabolomics; 11 women had gestational diabetes mellitus, 24 had normal glucose tolerance, and 21 were normoglycaemic but at increased risk for gestational diabetes mellitus...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640882/quantitation-of-underivatized-branched-chain-amino-acids-in-sport-nutritional-supplements-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-direct-or-indirect-uv-absorbance-detection
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Jun Qiu, Jinhao Wang, Zhongqi Xu, Huiqing Liu, Jie Ren
The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) including leucine (Leu), isoleucine (Ile) and valine (Val) play a pivotal role in the human body. Herein, we developed capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with conventional UV detector to quantify underivatized BCAAs in two kinds of sport nutritional supplements. For direct UV detection at 195 nm, the BCAAs (Leu, two enantiomers of Ile and Val) were separated in a background electrolyte (BGE) consisting of 40.0 mmol/L sodium tetraborate, and 40.0 mmol/L β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) at pH 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640216/a-branched-chain-amino-acid-related-metabolic-signature-characterizes-obese-adolescents-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Martina Goffredo, Nicola Santoro, Domenico Tricò, Cosimo Giannini, Ebe D'Adamo, Hongyu Zhao, Gang Peng, Xiaoqing Yu, Tukiet T Lam, Bridget Pierpont, Sonia Caprio, Raimund I Herzog
Dysregulation of several metabolite pathways, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), are associated with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and insulin resistance in adults, while studies in youth reported conflicting results. We explored whether, independently of obesity and insulin resistance, obese adolescents with NAFLD display a metabolomic signature consistent with disturbances in amino acid and lipid metabolism. A total of 180 plasma metabolites were measured by a targeted metabolomic approach in 78 obese adolescents with (n = 30) or without (n = 48) NAFLD assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
June 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638350/branched-chain-amino-acid-ingestion-stimulates-muscle-myofibrillar-protein-synthesis-following-resistance-exercise-in-humans
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Sarah R Jackman, Oliver C Witard, Andrew Philp, Gareth A Wallis, Keith Baar, Kevin D Tipton
The ingestion of intact protein or essential amino acids (EAA) stimulates mechanistic target of rapamycin complex-1 (mTORC1) signaling and muscle protein synthesis (MPS) following resistance exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate the response of myofibrillar-MPS to ingestion of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) only (i.e., without concurrent ingestion of other EAA, intact protein, or other macronutrients) following resistance exercise in humans. Ten young (20.1 ± 1.3 years), resistance-trained men completed two trials, ingesting either 5...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638045/treatment-of-sarcopenia-and-glucose-intolerance-through-mitochondrial-activation-by-5-aminolevulinic-acid
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Chikako Fujii, Kazutoshi Miyashita, Masanori Mitsuishi, Masaaki Sato, Kentaro Fujii, Hiroyuki Inoue, Aika Hagiwara, Sho Endo, Asuka Uto, Masaki Ryuzaki, Motowo Nakajima, Tohru Tanaka, Masanori Tamaki, Ayako Muraki, Toshihide Kawai, Hiroshi Itoh
Recently, sarcopenia has attracted attention as therapeutic target because it constitutes a risk factor for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. We focused 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) which act as electron carriers in the mitochondrial electron transport system. The mice that received ALA for 8 weeks gained muscle strength and endurance, and exhibited increased muscle mass and mitochondrial amount. Administration of ALA to sarcopenia mice aged 100 weeks and chronic kidney disease (CKD) model mice also increased muscle mass and improved physical performance...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637888/maternal-bmi-and-glycemia-impact-the-fetal-metabolome
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William L Lowe, James R Bain, Michael Nodzenski, Anna C Reisetter, Michael J Muehlbauer, Robert D Stevens, Olga R Ilkayeva, Lynn P Lowe, Boyd E Metzger, Christopher B Newgard, Denise M Scholtens
OBJECTIVE: We used targeted metabolomics to determine associations of maternal BMI and glucose levels with cord blood metabolites and associations of cord blood metabolites with newborn birth weight and adiposity in mother-offspring dyads. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Targeted metabolomic assays were performed on cord blood serum samples from European ancestry, Afro-Caribbean, Thai, and Mexican American newborns (400 from each ancestry group) whose mothers participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study and who had anthropometric measurements at birth...
July 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632135/evaluation-of-the-branched-chain-amino-acid-to-tyrosine-ratio-prior-to-treatment-as-a-prognostic-predictor-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Masayoshi Ko, Hiroki Sato, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
This study evaluated whether the branched-chain amino acid-to-tyrosine ratio (BTR) is a prognostic predictive factor in patients with liver cirrhosis by determining the relationship of the BTR with event-free survival in a retrospective, observational cohort study. The medical records of patients with liver cirrhosis who visited our institution from February 2000 to May 2012 were examined. Events due to liver cirrhosis were defined as death, worsening of esophageal and/or gastric varices, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627027/elevated-serum-myostatin-level-is-associated-with-worse-survival-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Akio Ishii, Yoshinori Iwata, Yuho Miyamoto, Noriko Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Takashi Nishimura, Kazunori Yoh, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Ryo Takata, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
BACKGROUND: We aimed to elucidate the relationship between serum myostatin levels and other markers including skeletal muscle mass and to investigate the influence of serum myostatin levels on survival for patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). METHODS: A total of 198 LC subjects were analysed in this study. Myostatin levels were measured using stored sera. We retrospectively investigated the relationship between myostatin level and other markers, and the influence of myostatin level on overall survival (OS)...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621016/acute-effects-of-phenylbutyrate-on-glutamine-branched-chain-amino-acid-and-protein-metabolism-in-skeletal-muscles-of-rats
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Milan Holecek, Melita Vodenicarovova, Pavel Siman
Phenylbutyrate (PB) acts as chemical chaperone and histone deacetylase inhibitor, which is used to decrease ammonia in urea cycle disorders and has been investigated for use in the treatment of a number of lethal illnesses. We performed in vivo and in vitro experiments to examine the effects of PB on glutamine (GLN), branched-chain amino acid (BCAA; valine, leucine and isoleucine) and protein metabolism in rats. In the first study, animals were sacrificed one hour after three injections of PB (300mg/kg b...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619474/high-metabolic-versatility-of-different-toxigenic-and-non-toxigenic-clostridioides-difficile-isolates
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Thomas Riedel, Daniela Wetzel, Julia Danielle Hofmann, Simon Paul Erich Otto Plorin, Henning Dannheim, Mareike Berges, Ortrud Zimmermann, Boyke Bunk, Isabel Schober, Cathrin Spröer, Heiko Liesegang, Dieter Jahn, Jörg Overmann, Uwe Groß, Meina Neumann-Schaal
Clostridioides difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile) is a major nosocomial pathogen with an increasing number of community-acquired infections causing symptoms from mild diarrhea to life-threatening colitis. The pathogenicity of C. difficile is considered to be mainly associated with the production of genome-encoded toxins A and B. In addition, some strains also encode and express the binary toxin CDT. However; a large number of non-toxigenic C. difficile strains have been isolated from the human gut and the environment...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618210/the-non-canonical-substrates-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-tyrosine-and-aspartate-aminotransferases-branched-chain-amino-acids
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N C Manchola, A M Silber, C Nowicki
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, lacks genes that encode canonical branched-chain aminotransferases. However, early studies showed that when epimastigotes were grown in the presence of (14) C1 -DL-leucine, the label was incorporated into various intermediates. More recently, our studies provided evidence that T. cruzi epimastigotes display a single ATP-dependent and saturable transport system that enables epimastigotes to uptake branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) from the culture media...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614382/genome-wide-transposon-mutagenesis-of-proteus-mirabilis-essential-genes-fitness-factors-for-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-and-the-impact-of-polymicrobial-infection-on-fitness-requirements
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Chelsie E Armbruster, Valerie Forsyth-DeOrnellas, Alexandra O Johnson, Sara N Smith, Lili Zhao, Weisheng Wu, Harry L T Mobley
The Gram-negative bacterium Proteus mirabilis is a leading cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), which are often polymicrobial. Numerous prior studies have uncovered virulence factors for P. mirabilis pathogenicity in a murine model of ascending UTI, but little is known concerning pathogenesis during CAUTI or polymicrobial infection. In this study, we utilized five pools of 10,000 transposon mutants each and transposon insertion-site sequencing (Tn-Seq) to identify the full arsenal of P...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614215/effects-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-bcaas-on-the-progression-of-advanced-liver-disease-a-korean-nationwide-multicenter-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
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Jung Gil Park, Won Young Tak, Soo Young Park, Young Oh Kweon, Se Young Jang, Yu Rim Lee, Si Hyun Bae, Jae Young Jang, Do Young Kim, June Sung Lee, Ki Tae Suk, In Hee Kim, Heon Ju Lee, Woo Jin Chung, Byoung Kuk Jang, Jeong Ill Suh, Jeong Heo, Won Kee Lee
Evidence of the potential benefits of long-term oral branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation in reducing the severity of liver disease is limited.Patients who were diagnosed with liver cirrhosis with a Child-Pugh (CP) score of 8-10 were included. The BCAA group consumed BCAAs daily for at least 6 months, and the control group consumed a diet without BCAA. We analyzed the improvements based on the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, CP score, incidence of cirrhosis-related complications, and event-free survival over 2 years...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612295/neuroprotective-effect-of-creatine-and-pyruvate-on-enzyme-activities-of-phosphoryl-transfer-network-and-oxidative-stress-alterations-caused-by-leucine-administration-in-wistar-rats
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Elenara Rieger, Itiane Diehl de Franceschi, Thales Preissler, Clovis Milton Duval Wannmacher
Maple syrup urine disease is an autosomal metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase complex activity. In this disease occur the accumulation of the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine and their corresponding branched-chain α-keto acids in the tissues and body fluids. The affected patients may present psychomotor development delay and mental retardation. The pathophysiology of maple syrup urine disease is not entirely understood, but leucine seems to be the primary neurotoxic metabolite...
June 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601462/addition-of-glycerol-to-lactating-cow-diets-stimulates-dry-matter-intake-and-milk-protein-yield-to-a-greater-extent-than-addition-of-corn-grain
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D L Bajramaj, R V Curtis, J J M Kim, M Corredig, J Doelman, T C Wright, V R Osborne, J P Cant
The objective of this study was to determine if the addition of glycerol to the diet of dairy cows would stimulate milk protein yield in the same manner as the addition of corn grain. Twelve multiparous lactating dairy cows at 81 ± 5 d in milk were subjected to 3 dietary treatments in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design for 28-d periods. The diets were a 70% forage diet considered the basal diet, the basal diet with 19% ground and high-moisture corn replacing forages, and the basal diet with 15% refined glycerol and 4% added protein supplements to be isocaloric and isonitrogenous with the corn diet...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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