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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223917/gene-expression-profiling-in-the-injured-spinal-cord-of-trachemys-scripta-elegans-an-amniote-with-self-repair-capabilities
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Adrián Valentin-Kahan, Gabriela B García-Tejedor, Carlos Robello, Omar Trujillo-Cenóz, Raúl E Russo, Fernando Alvarez-Valin
Slider turtles are the only known amniotes with self-repair mechanisms of the spinal cord that lead to substantial functional recovery. Their strategic phylogenetic position makes them a relevant model to investigate the peculiar genetic programs that allow anatomical reconnection in some vertebrate groups but are absent in others. Here, we analyze the gene expression profile of the response to spinal cord injury (SCI) in the turtle Trachemys scripta elegans. We found that this response comprises more than 1000 genes affecting diverse functions: reaction to ischemic insult, extracellular matrix re-organization, cell proliferation and death, immune response, and inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223686/metabolic-profiling-of-presymptomatic-huntington-s-disease-sheep-reveals-novel-biomarkers
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Debra J Skene, Benita Middleton, Cara K Fraser, Jeroen L A Pennings, Timothy R Kuchel, Skye R Rudiger, C Simon Bawden, A Jennifer Morton
The pronounced cachexia (unexplained wasting) seen in Huntington's disease (HD) patients suggests that metabolic dysregulation plays a role in HD pathogenesis, although evidence of metabolic abnormalities in HD patients is inconsistent. We performed metabolic profiling of plasma from presymptomatic HD transgenic and control sheep. Metabolites were quantified in sequential plasma samples taken over a 25 h period using a targeted LC/MS metabolomics approach. Significant changes with respect to genotype were observed in 89/130 identified metabolites, including sphingolipids, biogenic amines, amino acids and urea...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219950/nutritional-modulation-of-mouse-and-human-liver-bud-growth-through-a-branched-amino-acid-metabolism
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Hiroyuki Koike, Ran-Ran Zhang, Yasuharu Ueno, Keisuke Sekine, Yun-Wen Zheng, Takanori Takebe, Hideki Taniguchi
Liver bud progenitors experience a transient amplification during early organ growth phase, yet the responsible mechanism was not fully understood. Collective evidence highlighted the specific requirements in stem cell metabolism for expanding organ progenitors during organogenesis and regeneration. Here, transcriptome analyses showed progenitors of mouse and human liver bud growth stage specifically expressed branched chain aminotransferase1 gene, a known breakdown enzyme of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) for energy generation...
February 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219719/cysteine-deprivation-prevents-induction-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-2-and-adipose-differentiation-of-3t3-l1-cells
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Nadia Nabil Haj-Yasein, Ole Berg, Fredrik Jernerén, Helga Refsum, Hilde I Nebb, Knut Tomas Dalen
Plasma cysteine is strongly associated with body fat mass in human cohorts and diets low in cysteine prevents fat accumulation in mice. It is unclear if plasma cysteine affects fat development or if fat accumulation raises plasma cysteine. To determine if cysteine affects adipogenesis, we differentiated 3T3-L1 preadipocytes in medium with reduced cysteine. Cells incubated in media with 10-20μM cysteine exhibited reduced capacity to differentiate into triacylglycerol-storing mature adipocytes compared with cells incubated with 50μM cysteine...
February 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218705/accumulation-of-carotenoids-and-metabolic-profiling-in-different-cultivars-of-tagetes-flowers
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Yun Ji Park, Soo-Yun Park, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Hyung-Geun Ahn, Jae Kwang Kim, Sang Un Park
Species of Tagetes, which belong to the family Asteraceae show different characteristics including, bloom size, shape, and color; plant size; and leaf shape. In this study, we determined the differences in primary metabolites and carotenoid yields among six cultivars from two Tagetes species, T. erecta and T. patula. In total, we detected seven carotenoids in the examined cultivars: violaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, α-carotene, β-carotene, 9-cis-β-carotene, and 13-cis-β-carotene. In all the cultivars, lutein was the most abundant carotenoid...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216958/-1-h-nmr-based-serum-metabolomics-reveals-erythromycin-induced-liver-toxicity-in-albino-wistar-rats
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Atul Rawat, Durgesh Dubey, Anupam Guleria, Umesh Kumar, Amit K Keshari, Swati Chaturvedi, Anand Prakash, Sudipta Saha, Dinesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Erythromycin (ERY) is known to induce hepatic toxicity which mimics other liver diseases. Thus, ERY is often used to produce experimental models of drug-induced liver-toxicity. The serum metabolic profiles can be used to evaluate the liver-toxicity and to further improve the understanding of underlying mechanism. OBJECTIVE: To establish the serum metabolic patterns of Erythromycin induced hepatotoxicity in albino wistar rats using (1)H NMR based serum metabolomics...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216637/mutations-underlying-episodic-ataxia-type-1-antagonize-kv1-1-rna-editing
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Elizabeth A Ferrick-Kiddie, Joshua J C Rosenthal, Gregory D Ayers, Ronald B Emeson
Adenosine-to-inosine RNA editing in transcripts encoding the voltage-gated potassium channel Kv1.1 converts an isoleucine to valine codon for amino acid 400, speeding channel recovery from inactivation. Numerous Kv1.1 mutations have been associated with the human disorder Episodic Ataxia Type-1 (EA1), characterized by stress-induced ataxia, myokymia, and increased prevalence of seizures. Three EA1 mutations, V404I, I407M, and V408A, are located within the RNA duplex structure required for RNA editing. Each mutation decreased RNA editing both in vitro and using an in vivo mouse model bearing the V408A allele...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213095/cytotoxicity-of-gold-nanoparticles-with-different-structures-and-surface-anchored-chiral-polymers
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Jun Deng, Mengyun Yao, Changyou Gao
Nanoparticles (NPs) can have profound effects on cell biology. However, the potential adverse effects of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with different surface chirality and structures have not been elucidated. In this study, monolayers of poly(acryloyl-L(D)-valine (L(D)-PAV) chiral molecules were anchored on the surfaces of gold nanocubes (AuNCs) and nanooctahedras (AuNOs), respectively. The L-PAV-AuNCs and D-PAV-AuNCs, or the L-PAV-AuNOs and D-PAV-AuNOs, had identical physicochemical properties in terms of size, morphology and ligand density except of the reverse molecular chirality on the particle surfaces, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212548/branched-chain-amino-acids-prevent-hepatic-fibrosis-and-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Kai Takegoshi, Masao Honda, Hikari Okada, Riuta Takabatake, Naoto Matsuzawa-Nagata, Jean S Campbell, Masashi Nishikawa, Tetsuro Shimakami, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Yoshio Sakai, Taro Yamashita, Toshinari Takamura, Takuji Tanaka, Shuichi Kaneko
Oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA; leucine, isoleucine, and valine) in patients with liver cirrhosis potentially suppresses the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and improves event-free survival. However, the detailed mechanisms of BCAA action have not been fully elucidated. BCAA were administered to atherogenic and high-fat (Ath+HF) diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice. Liver histology, tumor incidence, and gene expression profiles were evaluated. Ath+HF diet mice developed hepatic tumors at a high frequency at 68 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210795/observational-comparisons-of-intestinal-microbiota-characterizations-immune-enzyme-activities-and-muscle-amino-acid-compositions-of-loach-in-paddy-fields-and-ponds-in-sichuan-province
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Song Yang, Yuanliang Duan, Jie Zhang, Jian Zhou, Ya Liu, Jun Du, Liulan Zhao, Zongjun Du, Shuaishuai Han
A balanced intestinal microbial ecosystem is crucial for the growth and health of animals because it can influence the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the intestine. Different culture conditions may change the ecology of microbial in intestine and thus affect the overall growth performance of an animal. In this study, we compared intestinal morphologies, microbiota characterizations, immune enzyme activities, and muscle amino acid compositions of loach cultured in paddy fields and ponds. The fish were fed with the same diets from May 5 to November 5 (2015) in three paddy or ponds...
February 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209762/identification-of-genes-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-that-are-haploinsufficient-for-overcoming-amino-acid-starvation
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Nancy S Bae, Andrew P Seberg, Leslie P Carroll, Mark J Swanson
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae responds to amino acid deprivation by activating a pathway conserved in eukaryotes to overcome the starvation stress. We have screened the entire yeast heterozygous deletion collection to identify strains haploinsufficient for growth in the presence of sulfometuron methyl, which causes starvation for isoleucine and valine. We have discovered that cells devoid of MET15 are sensitive to sulfometuron methyl, and loss of heterozygosity at the MET15 locus can complicate screening the heterozygous deletion collection...
February 16, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203242/sunlight-modulates-fruit-metabolic-profile-and-shapes-the-spatial-pattern-of-compound-accumulation-within-the-grape-cluster
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Noam Reshef, Natasha Walbaum, Nurit Agam, Aaron Fait
Vineyards are characterized by their large spatial variability of solar irradiance (SI) and temperature, known to effectively modulate grape metabolism. To explore the role of sunlight in shaping fruit composition and cluster uniformity, we studied the spatial pattern of incoming irradiance, fruit temperature and metabolic profile within individual grape clusters under three levels of sunlight exposure. The experiment was conducted in a vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon cv. located in the Negev Highlands, Israel, where excess SI and midday temperatures are known to degrade grape quality...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202214/lethal-neonatal-case-and-review-of-primary-short-chain-enoyl-coa-hydratase-sceh-deficiency-associated-with-secondary-lymphocyte-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex-pdc-deficiency
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Jirair K Bedoyan, Samuel P Yang, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Rhona M Jack, Alexander Miron, George Grahame, Suzanne D DeBrosse, Charles L Hoppel, Douglas S Kerr, Ronald J A Wanders
Mutations in ECHS1 result in short-chain enoyl-CoA hydratase (SCEH) deficiency which mainly affects the catabolism of various amino acids, particularly valine. We describe a case compound heterozygous for ECHS1 mutations c.836T>C (novel) and c.8C>A identified by whole exome sequencing of proband and parents. SCEH deficiency was confirmed with very low SCEH activity in fibroblasts and nearly absent immunoreactivity of SCEH. The patient had a severe neonatal course with elevated blood and cerebrospinal fluid lactate and pyruvate concentrations, high plasma alanine and slightly low plasma cystine...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194975/one-electron-oxidation-of-methionine-containing-dipeptides-of-reverse-sequence-sulfur-versus-sulfoxide-characterized-by-irmpd-spectroscopy-static-and-dynamics-dft-simulations
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Barbara Gregori, Leonardo Guidoni, Maria Elisa Crestoni, Pedro de Oliveira, Chantal Houée-Levin, Debora Scuderi
The gas-phase structural modifications induced by the oxidation of methionine of two peptides of reverse sequence, methionine-valine (Met-Val) and valine-methionine (Val-Met), have been studied by mass-selected infrared multiple photon dissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy in the 800-2000 cm-1 fingerprint range at the Centre Laser Infrarouge d'Orsay (CLIO) free electron laser facility. Oxidation has been achieved by •OH radicals generated by γ-radiolysis. IRMPD spectra were interpreted by static and harmonic DFT calculations and Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics simulations, employed to take into account all anharmonic and finite temperature effects...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192198/molecular-cloning-purification-and-characterization-of-brugia-malayi-phosphoglycerate-kinase
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Ranjeet Kumar, Pawan Kumar Doharey, Jitendra Kumar Saxena, Sushma Rathaur
Phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) is a glycolytic enzyme present in many parasites. It has been reported as a candidate molecule for drug and vaccine developments. In the present study, a full-length cDNA encoding the Brugia malayi 3-phosphoglycerate kinase (BmPGK) with an open reading frame of 1.3 kb was isolated and PCR amplified and cloned. The exact size of the BmPGK's ORF is 1377 bps. The BmPGK gene was subcloned into pET-28a (+) expression vector, the expressed enzyme was purified by affinity column and characterized...
February 9, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189056/metabolic-responses-to-intestine-regeneration-in-sea-cucumbers-apostichopus-japonicus
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Lina Sun, Jingchun Sun, Qinzeng Xu, Xiaoni Li, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers are excellent models for studying organ regeneration due to their striking capacity to regenerate most of their viscera after evisceration. In this study, we applied NMR-based metabolomics to determine the metabolite changes that occur during the process of intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. Partial least-squares discriminant analysis showed that there was significant differences in metabolism between regenerative intestines at 3, 7, and 14days post evisceration (dpe) and normal intestines...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185532/the-metabolites-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-showed-greater-differences-between-patients-with-impaired-fasting-glucose-or-type-2-diabetes-and-healthy-controls-than-those-in-plasma
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Minjoo Kim, Minkyung Kim, Ji Yun Han, Sang-Hyun Lee, Sun Ha Jee, Jong Ho Lee
To determine differences between peripheral blood mononuclear cells and the plasma metabolites in patients with impaired fasting glucose or type 2 diabetes and healthy controls. In all, 65 nononobese patients (aged 30-70 years) with impaired fasting glucose or type 2 diabetes and 65 nonobese sex-matched healthy controls were included, and fasting peripheral blood mononuclear cell and plasma metabolomes were profiled. The diabetic or impaired fasting glucose patients showed higher circulating and peripheral blood mononuclear cell lipoprotein phospholipase A2 activities, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and tumour necrosis factor-α than controls...
March 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184960/genetic-evidence-of-a-causal-effect-of-insulin-resistance-on-branched-chain-amino-acid-levels
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Yuvaraj Mahendran, Anna Jonsson, Christian T Have, Kristine H Allin, Daniel R Witte, Marit E Jørgensen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Torben Hansen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Fasting plasma levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are associated with insulin resistance, but it remains unclear whether there is a causal relation between the two. We aimed to disentangle the causal relations by performing a Mendelian randomisation study using genetic variants associated with circulating BCAA levels and insulin resistance as instrumental variables. METHODS: We measured circulating BCAA levels in blood plasma by NMR spectroscopy in 1,321 individuals from the ADDITION-PRO cohort...
February 10, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181548/thiazole-valine-peptidomimetic-ttt-28-antagonizes-multidrug-resistance-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-selectively-inhibiting-the-efflux-activity-of-abcb1
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Yi-Jun Wang, Bhargav A Patel, Nagaraju Anreddy, Yun-Kai Zhang, Guan-Nan Zhang, Saeed Alqahtani, Satyakam Singh, Suneet Shukla, Amal Kaddoumi, Suresh V Ambudkar, Tanaji T Talele, Zhe-Sheng Chen
Multidrug resistance (MDR) attenuates the chemotherapy efficacy and increases the probability of cancer recurrence. The accelerated drug efflux mediated by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters is one of the major MDR mechanisms. This study investigated if TTT-28, a newly synthesized thiazole-valine peptidomimetic, could reverse ABCB1-mediated MDR in vitro and in vivo. TTT-28 reversed the ABCB1-mediated MDR and increased the accumulation of [(3)H]-paclitaxel in ABCB1 overexpressing cells by selectively blocking the efflux function of ABCB1, but not interfering with the expression level and localization of ABCB1...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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