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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102029/biochemical-markers-to-predict-internal-browning-disorders-in-rocha-pear-during-storage-under-high-co2
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Teresa Deuchande, Christian Larrigaudière, Umbelina Guterres, Susana M P Carvalho, Marta W Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify biochemical markers to predict internal browning disorders (IBD) in 'Rocha' pear. Fruit from five orchards were stored for 45 days under cold air followed by 100 days in browning inducing controlled atmosphere (CA) conditions (1 kPa O2 + 10 kPa CO2 ). RESULTS: Relationships between concentrations of ethanol (EtOH), acetaldehyde (AcDH), ascorbic acid (AA) and the activities of peroxidase (POX) and polyphenoloxidase (PPO) and IBD incidence were established...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101325/role-of-psilocybin-in-the-treatment-of-depression
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Ananya Mahapatra, Rishi Gupta
Psilocybin is a naturally occurring alkaloid, pharmacologically similar to the classic hallucinogen lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Although primarily used as a recreational drug or an entheogen in particular cultural settings, recent population based studies have shown that it does not lead to serious physical or mental health problems or dependent use. In view of recent work demonstrating psilocybin's potential to increase subjective sense of wellbeing and because of its novel mechanism of 5-HT2A serotonin receptor agonism, it is being explored for possible therapeutic utility in mood and anxiety disorders...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100850/molecular-characteristic-and-physiological-role-of-dopa-decarboxylase
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Joanna Guenter, Robert Lenartowski
The enzyme DOPA decarboxylase (aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase, DDC) plays an important role in the dopaminergic system and participates in the uptake and decarboxylation of amine precursors in the peripheral tissues. Apart from catecholamines, DDC catalyses the biosynthesis of serotonin and trace amines. It has been shown that the DDC amino acid sequence is highly evolutionarily conserved across many species. The activity of holoenzyme is regulated by stimulation/blockade of membrane receptors, phosphorylation of serine residues, and DDC interaction with regulatory proteins...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100786/inositol-depletion-induced-by-acute-treatment-of-the-bipolar-disorder-drug-valproate-increases-levels-of-phytosphingosine
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Shyamalagauri Jadhav, Sarah Russo, L Ashley Cowart, Miriam L Greenberg
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe psychiatric illness affecting ~2% of the world population. Valproate (VPA) and lithium, though widely used for the treatment of BD, are not universally effective. These drugs have been shown to cause inositol depletion, but translating this observation to a specific therapeutic mechanism has been difficult, hampering the development of more effective therapies. We have shown previously in yeast that chronic VPA treatment induces the unfolded protein response due to increasing ceramide levels...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099643/balanced-crystalloids-for-septic-shock-resuscitation
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Thiago Domingos Corrêa, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Murillo Santucci Cesar de Assunção
Timely fluid administration is crucial to maintain tissue perfusion in septic shock patients. However, the question concerning which fluid should be used for septic shock resuscitation remains a matter of debate. A growing body of evidence suggests that the type, amount and timing of fluid administration during the course of sepsis may affect patient outcomes. Crystalloids have been recommended as the first-line fluids for septic shock resuscitation. Nevertheless, given the inconclusive nature of the available literature, no definitive recommendations about the most appropriate crystalloid solution can be made...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093238/a-model-of-the-mitochondrial-basis-of-bipolar-disorder
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Gerwyn Morris, Ken Walder, Sean L McGee, Olivia M Dean, Susannah J Tye, Michael Maes, Michael Berk
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder phenomenologically is a biphasic disorder of energy availability; increased in mania and decreased in depression. In consort, there is accumulating evidence indicating increased mitochondrial respiration and ATP production in bipolar mania which contrasts with decreased mitochondrial function in patients in the euthymic or depressive phase of the illness. Consequently, the central thesis of this paper is that bipolar disorder is due to a phasic dysregulation of mitochondrial biogenergetics...
January 13, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092089/time-dependent-lactate-production-and-amino-acid-utilization-in-cultured-astrocytes-under-high-glucose-exposure
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Dan Wang, Liangcai Zhao, Hong Zheng, Minjian Dong, Linlin Pan, Xi Zhang, Huajie Zhang, Hongchang Gao
Accumulating investigations have focused on the severity of central nervous system (CNS) complications in diabetic patients. The effects of the high glucose (HG) probably attribute to the metabolic disturbances in CNS. Astrocytes, with powerful ability of metabolic regulation, play crucial roles in physiological and pathological processes in CNS. Hence, an in-depth analysis as to metabolic alterations of astrocytes exposure to HG would facilitate to explore the underlying pathogenesis. In this study, the (1)H NMR-based metabonomic approach was performed to characterize the metabolic variations of intracellular metabolites and corresponding culture media in a time-dependent manner...
January 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090568/pathophysiology-of-intestinal-na-h-exchange
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Michael A Gurney, Daniel Laubitz, Fayez K Ghishan, Pawel R Kiela
Several members of the SLC9A family of Na(+)/H(+) exchangers are expressed in the gut, with varying expression patterns and cellular localization. Not only do they participate in the regulation of basic epithelial cell functions, including control of transepithelial Na(+) absorption, intracellular pH (pH i ), cell volume, and nutrient absorption, but also in cellular proliferation, migration, and apoptosis. Additionally, they modulate the extracellular milieu in order to facilitate other nutrient absorption and to regulate the intestinal microbial microenvironment...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089168/the-relationship-between-dietary-intake-and-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors-with-blood-pressure-in-individuals-without-a-history-of-a-cardiovascular-event-evidence-based-study-with-5670-subjects
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Mohsen Mazidi, Mohsen Nematy, Ali Reza Heidari-Bakavoli, Zahra Namadchian, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Gordon A Ferns
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Raised blood pressure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; improved nutritional approaches to population-wide prevention are required.We aimed to investigate the relationship between dietary intake and other cardiovascular risk factors with blood pressure in individuals without a history of a cardiovascular event in an Iranian cohort. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 5670 healthy subjects [approximately 40% (n=2179) males and 60% (n=3491) females] was undertaken in a sample from northeastern Iran...
December 9, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088366/serum-levels-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-in-chinese-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Jingwei Wang, Qiuyan Zou, Renfeng Han, Yupeng Li, Yulin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) has been studied in many neurological diseases. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential role of GFAP in Chinese children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by measuring serum circulating levels of GFAP and comparing them with age and gender-matched typical development children. METHODS: A total of one hundred and fifty 2-6 years old Chinese children (75 confirmed autism cases and 75 their age-gender matched typical development children) participated in this study...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087125/hydroxy-carboxylic-acid-receptor-actions-in-metabolism
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REVIEW
Stefan Offermanns
Lactic acid, the ketone body 3-hydroxy-butyric acid, also known as β-hydroxybutyrate, and the β-oxidation intermediate 3-hydroxy-octanoic acid are hydroxy-carboxylic acids (HCAs) that serve as intermediates of energy metabolism. However, they also regulate cellular functions, in part by directly activating the G protein-coupled receptors HCA1/GPR81, HCA2/GPR109A, and HCA3/GPR109B. During the past decade, it has become clear that HCA receptors help to maintain homeostasis under changing metabolic and dietary conditions, by controlling metabolic, immune, and other body functions...
January 10, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077565/mahmi-database-a-comprehensive-metahit-based-resource-for-the-study-of-the-mechanism-of-action-of-the-human-microbiota
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Aitor Blanco-Míguez, Alberto Gutiérrez-Jácome, Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Anália Lourenço, Borja Sánchez
The Mechanism of Action of the Human Microbiome (MAHMI) database is a unique resource that provides comprehensive information about the sequence of potential immunomodulatory and antiproliferative peptides encrypted in the proteins produced by the human gut microbiota. Currently, MAHMI database contains over 300 hundred million peptide entries, with detailed information about peptide sequence, sources and potential bioactivity. The reference peptide data section is curated manually by domain experts. The in silico peptide data section is populated automatically through the systematic processing of publicly available exoproteomes of the human microbiome...
2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070495/an-atypical-presentation-of-acad9-deficiency-diagnosis-by-whole-exome-sequencing-broadens-the-phenotypic-spectrum-and-alters-treatment-approach
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H K Aintablian, V Narayanan, N Belnap, K Ramsey, T A Grebe
Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase 9 (ACAD9), linked to chromosome 3q21.3, is one of a family of multimeric mitochondrial flavoenzymes that catalyze the degradation of fatty acyl-CoA from the carnitine shuttle via β-oxidation (He et al. 2007). ACAD9, specifically, is implicated in the processing of palmitoyl-CoA and long-chain unsaturated substrates, but unlike other acyl-CoA dehydrogenases (ACADs), it has a significant role in mitochondrial complex I assembly (Nouws et al. 2010 & 2014). Mutations in this enzyme typically cause mitochondrial complex I deficiency, as well as a mild defect in long chain fatty acid metabolism (Haack et al...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068385/the-arginine-pairs-and-c-termini-of-the-sso7c4-from-sulfolobus-solfataricus-participate-in-binding-and-bending-dna
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Bo-Lin Lin, Chin-Yu Chen, Chun-Hsiang Huang, Tzu-Ping Ko, Cheng-Hung Chiang, Kuan-Fu Lin, Yuan-Chih Chang, Po-Yen Lin, Hui-Hsu Gavin Tsai, Andrew H-J Wang
The Sso7c4 from Sulfolobus solfataricus forms a dimer, which is believed to function as a chromosomal protein involved in genomic DNA compaction and gene regulation. Here, we present the crystal structure of wild-type Sso7c4 at a high resolution of 1.63 Å, showing that the two basic C-termini are disordered. Based on the fluorescence polarization (FP) binding assay, two arginine pairs, R11/R22' and R11'/R22, on the top surface participate in binding DNA. As shown in electron microscopy (EM) images, wild-type Sso7c4 compacts DNA through bridging and bending interactions, whereas the binding of C-terminally truncated proteins rigidifies and opens DNA molecules, and no compaction of the DNA occurs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067785/relationships-between-gat1-and-ptsd-depression-and-substance-use-disorder
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Kaitlin E Bountress, Wei Wei, Christina Sheerin, Dongjun Chung, Ananda B Amstadter, Howard Mandel, Zhewu Wang
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) have large public health impacts. Therefore, researchers have attempted to identify those at greatest risk for these phenotypes. PTSD, MDD, and SUD are in part genetically influenced. Additionally, genes in the glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system are implicated in the encoding of emotional and fear memories, and thus may impact these phenotypes. The current study examined the associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms in GAT1 individually, and at the gene level, using a principal components (PC) approach, with PTSD, PTSD comorbid with MDD, and PTSD comorbid with SUD in 486 combat-exposed veterans...
January 5, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067087/oral-delivery-of-allopurinol-niosomes-in-treatment-of-gout-in-animal-model
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Neelu Singh, Poonam Parashar, Chandra Bhushan Tripathi, Jovita Kanoujia, Gaurav Kaithwas, Shubhini A Saraf
CONTEXT: Gout is a painful disorder which does not have an efficient delivery system for its treatment. OBJECTIVE: Development and in vitro, in vivo evaluation of allopurinol loaded nonionic surfactant based niosomes was envisaged. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Niosomes were prepared with Span 20 and Tween 20(1:1 molar ratio) using ether injection method. The formulations were screened for entrapment efficiency, particle size analysis, zeta potential, release kinetics, in vivo activity and stability studies...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066011/role-of-membrane-cholesterol-and-lipid-peroxidation-in-regulating-the-na-k-atpase-activity-in-schizophrenia
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Suparna Roy, Anindya Dasgupta, Ushasi Banerjee, Piali Chowdhury, Ashis Mukhopadhyay, Gautam Saha, Omprakash Singh
BACKGROUND: Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) activity is compromised in several neuropsychiatric disorders. Oxidative stress and membrane lipid composition play important roles in regulating NKA activity. AIMS: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of oxidative stress-induced membrane lipid damage and membrane cholesterol composition on NKA pump activity in schizophrenia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: It was a hospital-based, cross-sectional, observational study in 49 cases and 51 controls for 1 year...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064306/-dna-tandem-lesion-5-8-cyclo-2-deoxyadenosine-the-influence-on-human-health
#18
A Merecz, B T Karwowski
Nucleic acids are the targets for various endogenous and exogenous genotoxic agents, including reactive oxygen species. The appearance of a hydroxyl racial (^(<b>.</b>)OH), the most harmful molecule, next to an oligonucleotide can lead to two types of DNA damage: strand breaks or nucleobase modifications. Since clustered DNA damage is defined as the presence of two or more lesions in one helix turn, purine 5',8-cyclo-2'-deoxynucleosides are recognized as tandem lesions: both sugar moieties and base have been modified within one nucleoside/nucleotide...
November 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057021/treatment-of-intermittent-hypoxia-increases-phosphorylated-tau-in-the-hippocampus-via-biological-processes-common-to-aging
#19
Sosuke Yagishita, Seiya Suzuki, Keisuke Yoshikawa, Keiko Iida, Ayako Hirata, Masahiko Suzuki, Akihiko Takashima, Kei Maruyama, Akira Hirasawa, Takeo Awaji
Sleep-disordered breathing produces cognitive impairments, and is possibly associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). Intermittent hypoxia treatment (IHT), an experimental model for sleep-disordered breathing, results in cognitive impairments in animals via unknown mechanisms. Here, we exposed mice to IHT protocols, and performed biochemical analyses and microarray analyses regarding their hippocampal samples. In particular, we performed gene ontology (GO)-based microarray analysis to elucidate effects of IHT on hippocampal functioning, which were compared with the effects of various previously-reported experimental conditions on that (ref...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057002/prediction-of-anti-inflammatory-proteins-peptides-an-insilico-approach
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Sudheer Gupta, Ashok K Sharma, Vibhuti Shastri, Midhun K Madhu, Vineet K Sharma
BACKGROUND: The current therapy for inflammatory and autoimmune disorders involves the use of nonspecific anti-inflammatory drugs and other immunosuppressant, which are often accompanied with potential side effects. As an alternative therapy, anti-inflammatory peptides are recently being exploited as anti-inflammatory agents for treatment of various inflammatory diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Thus, understanding the correlation between amino acid sequence and its potential anti-inflammatory property is of great importance for the discovery of novel and efficient anti-inflammatory peptide-based therapeutics...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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