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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329013/antiobesity-effect-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-263-associated-with-energy-metabolism-remodeling-of-white-adipose-tissue-in-high-energy-diet-fed-rats
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Li-Han Chen, Yi-Hsing Chen, Kuan-Chen Cheng, Ting-Yi Chien, Ching-Hung Chan, Shu-Ping Tsao, Hui-Yu Huang
Obesity is a serious and costly issue to the medical welfare worldwide. Probiotics have been suggested as one of the candidates to resolve the obesity-associated problems, but how they combat obesity is not fully understood. Herein, we investigated the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri 263 (L. reuteri 263) on antiobesity using four groups of Sprague-Dawley rats (n=10/group), namely, C (normal diet with vehicle treatment), HE [high-energy diet (HED) with vehicle treatment], 1X (HED with 2.1×109 CFU/kg/day of L...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315686/effect-of-metabolic-and-antioxidant-supplementation-on-sperm-parameters-in-oligo-astheno-teratozoospermia-with-and-without-varicocele-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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G M Busetto, A Agarwal, A Virmani, G Antonini, G Ragonesi, F Del Giudice, S Micic, V Gentile, E De Berardinis
Since sperm require high energy levels to perform their specialised function, it is vital that essential nutrients are available for spermatozoa when they develop, capacitate and acquire motility. However, they are vulnerable to a lack of energy and excess amounts of reactive oxygen species, which can impair sperm function, lead to immotility, acrosomal reaction impairment, DNA fragmentation and cell death. This monocentric, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effect of 6 months of supplementation with l-carnitine, acetyl-l-carnitine and other micronutrients on sperm quality in 104 subjects with oligo- and/or astheno- and/or teratozoospermia with or without varicocele...
January 7, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278859/acetyl-l-carnitine-attenuates-arsenic-induced-liver-injury-by-abrogation-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Vida Bodaghi-Namileh, Mohammad Reza Sepand, Ameneh Omidi, Mehdi Aghsami, Seyed Afshin Seyednejad, Sara Kasirzadeh, Omid Sabzevari
Industrial and agricultural developments in recent years have resulted in the excessive discharge of arsenic into the environment, making arsenic toxicity a major worldwide concern. Oxidative stress is considered the primary mechanism for arsenic toxicity. The main objective of this study was to evaluate acetyl-l-carnitine's (ALC) protective ability against the arsenic-induced hepatotoxicity. For this purpose, male Wistar rats were distributed randomly into 5 groups of 8 rats each: control, arsenic (5 mg/kg) and arsenic plus ALC (5 mg/kg; 100, 200, 300 mg/kg)...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243793/a-new-antioxidant-formulation-reduces-the-apoptotic-and-damaging-effect-of-cigarette-smoke-extract-on-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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L Vanella, G Li Volti, A Distefano, M Raffaele, V Zingales, R Avola, D Tibullo, I Barbagallo
OBJECTIVE: In this study we evaluated the possible protective effect of an antioxidant formulation containing microfiltered milk derived polypeptides, Curcumin, Vitamin B2, Carnitine and N-Acetyl-cysteine (NAC) in an in vitro model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE) were used in this study. Cells were treated for 24 h in the presence or absence of 10% of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and in the presence or absence of antioxidant formulation...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225006/mechanistic-studies-on-ketamine-induced-mitochondrial-toxicity-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Bonnie L Robinson, Melanie Dumas, Syed F Ali, Merle G Paule, Qiang Gu, Jyotshna Kanungo
Ketamine, a phencyclidine derivative, is an antagonist of the Ca2+-permeable N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptors. It is a pediatric anesthetic and has been implicated in developmental neurotoxicity. Ketamine has also been shown to deplete ATP in mammalian cells. Our previous studies showed that acetyl l-carnitine (ALCAR) prevented ketamine-induced cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity in zebrafish embryos. Based on our finding that ALCAR's protective effect was blunted by oligomycin A, an inhibitor of ATP synthase, we further investigated the effects of ketamine and ALCAR on ATP levels, mitochondria and ATP synthase in zebrafish embryos...
December 7, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224880/the-effect-of-different-treatments-for-early-lactation-hyperketonemia-on-liver-triglycerides-glycogen-and-expression-of-key-metabolic-enzymes-in-dairy-cattle
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S Mann, F A Leal Yepes, J J Wakshlag, E Behling-Kelly, J A A McArt
Despite the widespread use of treatments for postpartum hyperketonemia in dairy cows, there is currently a lack of evidence comparing their effects on both the resolution of hyperketonemia and the potential effects on the liver of affected animals. The objective of our work was to investigate the effect of commonly used hyperketonemia treatments on hepatic triglyceride and glycogen content as well as on the mRNA and protein abundance of key enzymes involved in gluconeogenesis, ketogenesis, and lipid metabolism...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189995/acetyl-l-carnitine-attenuates-arsenic-induced-oxidative-stress-and-hippocampal-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Hedieh Keshavarz-Bahaghighat, Mohammad Reza Sepand, Mohammad Hossein Ghahremani, Mehdi Aghsami, Nima Sanadgol, Ameneh Omidi, Vida Bodaghi-Namileh, Omid Sabzevari
Augmentation of mitochondrial oxidative stress through activating a series of deadly events has implicated as the main culprit of arsenic toxicity and therapeutic approaches based on improving mitochondrial function hold a great promise for attenuating the arsenic-induced toxicity. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) through balancing the coenzyme A (CoA)/acyl-CoA ratio plays an important role in mitochondrial metabolism and thereby can help protect hippocampal neurons from oxidative damage. In the present study, we aimed to explore the effect of arsenic interactions on the mitochondrial function in the hippocampus of rats...
November 30, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164469/antibiotic-anisomycin-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-osteosarcoma
#8
Chuanhua Cao, Haiying Yu, Feng Wu, Huixiong Qi, Jingbo He
The anti-cancer activities of antibiotic anisomycin have been demonstrated in kidney, colon and ovarian cancers whereas its underlying mechanisms are not well elucidated. In this work, we investigated whether anisomycin is effective in sensitizes osteosarcoma cell response to chemotherapy. We show that anisomycin inhibits proliferation via inducing osteosarcoma cell arrest at G2/M phase, accompanied by the increased levels of mitotic marker cyclin B and the decreased levels of Rb and E2F-1. Anisomycin also induces apoptosis in a caspase-dependent manner in osteosarcoma cells...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139118/di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-exposure-disturbs-lipid-metabolism-in-juvenile-yellow-catfish-tachysurus-fulvidraco
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F X Meng, M Li, M Z Song, L X Yuan, Y F Gong, Y X Qian, G Shi, R X Wang
This study was conducted to determine the mechanism by which di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) exposure influences lipid metabolism of juvenile yellow catfish Tachysurus fulvidraco. Fish were exposed to three DEHP concentrations (0, 0·1 and 0·5 mg l(-1) DEHP) for 8 weeks. Fatty acid synthase (FAS) activity significantly decreased with increasing DEHP concentrations, the highest value was in the Tween control group, whereas the lowest activities of carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) were in this group...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136144/antioxidants-improve-ivf-outcome-and-subsequent-embryo-development-in-the-mouse
#10
T Truong, D K Gardner
STUDY QUESTION: What is the effect of a combination of three antioxidants (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and α-Lipoic Acid), present in IVF medium during mouse oocyte and sperm collection, on fertilization and subsequent IVF embryo development? SUMMARY ANSWER: A combination of antioxidants resulted in faster developmental times from the 2-cell stage through to expanded blastocyst stage, accompanied by a significant increase in blastocyst cell number and a reduction of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076953/acetyl-l-carnitine-supplementation-and-the-treatment-for-depressive-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Marco Solmi, Olesya Ajnakina, Andre F Carvalho, Stefania Maggi
OBJECTIVE: Deficiency of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) appears to play a role in the risk of developing depression, indicating dysregulation of fatty acids transport across the inner membrane of mitochondria. However, the data regarding ALC supplementation in humans are limited.. We thus conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the effect of ALC on depressive symptoms across randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A literature search in major databases, without language restriction, was undertaken from inception until 30 December 2016...
October 25, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071700/-treatment-of-encephalopathy-by-means-of-valproic-acid-with-carglumic-acid-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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J J Nava-Mateos, P Roiz-Rey, J Diaz Alvarez-Mediavilla, D Cebrian-Novella, V Gomez-Del Olmo, L Ceberio-Hualde
INTRODUCTION: Valproic acid (VPA) is a drug mainly used to treat epilepsy. Hyperammonaemic encephalopathy due to VPA is a rare but serious complication. The mechanism by which VPA influences the increase in ammonia consists in blocking the urea cycle, thereby inhibiting N-acetylglutamate synthase and diminishing acetyl coenzyme A. Generally, the treatment employed has been to withdraw VPA and to administer arginine, carnitine, antibiotics, glucose and protein restriction. Previous experience with carglumic acid is limited to reports of isolated cases of paediatric patients...
November 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033604/chronic-pain-and-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-translational-implications-from-preclinical-studies
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Mariagrazia Grilli
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis (ahNG) occurs in the human brain. Adult generated neurons have been proposed to functionally contribute to relevant hippocampal functions such as learning and memory, mood regulation, and stress response. Learning, environmental enrichment, and physical exercise exert positive effects on ahNG. In parallel, these proneurogenic stimuli have been shown to ameliorate cognitive performance and/or depressive-like behavior in animal models. Conversely, aging, social isolation, and chronic stress exert negative effects on ahNG...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024663/role-of-the-astroglial-glutamate-exchanger-xct-in-ventral-hippocampus-in-resilience-to-stress
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Carla Nasca, Benedetta Bigio, Danielle Zelli, Paolo de Angelis, Timothy Lau, Masahiro Okamoto, Hideyo Soya, Jason Ni, Lars Brichta, Paul Greengard, Rachael L Neve, Francis S Lee, Bruce S McEwen
We demonstrate that stress differentially regulates glutamate homeostasis in the dorsal and ventral hippocampus and identify a role for the astroglial xCT in ventral dentate gyrus (vDG) in stress and antidepressant responses. We provide an RNA-seq roadmap for the stress-sensitive vDG. The transcription factor REST binds to xCT promoter in co-occupancy with the epigenetic marker H3K27ac to regulate expression of xCT, which is also reduced in a genetic mouse model of inherent susceptibility to depressive-like behavior...
October 11, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986235/alpha-synuclein-epigenetics-mitochondria-metabolism-calcium-traffic-circadian-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-integrated-strategy-for-management
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REVIEW
Oliver T Phillipson
The motor deficits which characterise the sporadic form of Parkinson's disease arise from age-related loss of a subset of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra. Although motor symptoms respond to dopamine replacement therapies, the underlying disease process remains. This review details some features of the progressive molecular pathology and proposes deployment of a combination of nutrients: R-lipoic acid, acetyl-l-carnitine, ubiquinol, melatonin (or receptor agonists) and vitamin D3, with the collective potential to slow progression of these features...
November 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980618/-the-use-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-gerontological-practice
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E V Ponomareva
An analysis of literature data on the acetyl-L-carnitine treatment in gerontological practice is performed. This review describes the range of biochemical activity and mechanism of action of the drug. The profile and specificity of acetyl-L-carnitine action and the possibility of combining nicergoline with other drugs is discussed. The results of preclinical and clinical studies on the application of acetyl-L-carnitine in the world medical practice are analyzed. The analysis of the studies demonstrates the high efficacy and a broad spectrum of acetyl-L-carnitine treatment...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962893/the-increase-in-fiber-size-in-male-rat-gastrocnemius-after-chronic-central-leptin-infusion-is-related-to-activation-of-insulin-signaling
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Emma Burgos-Ramos, Sandra Canelles, Amaia Rodríguez, Laura M Frago, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Julie A Chowen, Gema Frühbeck, Jesús Argente, Vicente Barrios
Insulin potentiates leptin effects on muscle accrual and glucose homeostasis. However, the relationship between leptin's central effects on peripheral insulin sensitivity and the associated structural changes remain unclear. We hypothesized that central leptin infusion modifies muscle size through activation of insulin signaling. Muscle insulin signaling, enzymes of fatty acid metabolism, mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and fiber area were analyzed in the gastrocnemius of chronic central infused (L), pair-fed (PF) and control rats...
September 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916721/loss-of-cardiac-carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-2-results-in-rapamycin-resistant-acetylation-independent-hypertrophy
#18
Andrea S Pereyra, Like Y Hasek, Kate L Harris, Alycia G Berman, Frederick W Damen, Craig J Goergen, Jessica M Ellis
Cardiac hypertrophy is closely linked to impaired fatty acid oxidation, but the molecular basis of this link is unclear. Here, we investigated the loss of an obligate enzyme in mitochondrial long-chain fatty acid oxidation, carnitine palmitoyltransferase 2 (CPT2), on muscle and heart structure, function, and molecular signatures in a muscle- and heart-specific CPT2-deficient mouse (Cpt2(M-/-)) model. CPT2 loss in heart and muscle reduced complete oxidation of long-chain fatty acids by 87 and 69%, respectively, without altering body weight, energy expenditure, respiratory quotient, or adiposity...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895586/maresin-1-mitigates-liver-steatosis-in-ob-ob-and-diet-induced-obese-mice
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L M Laiglesia, S Lorente-Cebrián, L Martínez-Fernández, N Sáinz, P L Prieto-Hontoria, M A Burrell, C M Rodríguez-Ortigosa, J A Martínez, M J Moreno-Aliaga
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize the effects of Maresin 1 (MaR1) in obesity-related liver steatosis and the mechanisms involved. METHODS: MaR1 effects on fatty liver disease were tested in ob/ob (2-10 μg/kg i.p., 20 days) and in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice (2 μg/kg, i.p., or 50 μg/kg, oral gavage for 10 days), as well as in cultured hepatocytes. RESULTS: In ob/ob mice, MaR1 reduced liver triglycerides (TG) content, fatty acid synthase (FAS) and stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 protein expression, while increased acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) phosphorylation and LC3II protein expression, in parallel with a drop in p62 levels...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870581/pharmacological-treatments-for-fatigue-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Ting-Ting Yang, Li Wang, Xiao-Yang Deng, Gang Yu
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Fatigue is the most common symptom of MS patients, affecting >80% subjects. Medical treatment is an important method for managing fatigue. Currently, although many drugs have been tested in treatment of MS fatigue, the efficacy of these drugs remain largely unclear. METHODS: We researched available literatures in PubMed, Embase, Medline, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library (August 31, 2016)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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