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Malic enzyme 1

Garik V Mkrtchyan, Muammer Üçal, Andrea Müllebner, Sergiu Dumitrescu, Martina Kames, Rudolf Moldzio, Marek Molcanyi, Samuel Schaefer, Adelheid Weidinger, Ute Schaefer, Juergen Hescheler, Johanna Catharina Duvigneau, Heinz Redl, Victoria I Bunik, Andrey V Kozlov
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Based on the fact that traumatic brain injury is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction we aimed at localization of mitochondrial defect and attempted to correct it by thiamine. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Interventional controlled experimental animal study was used. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to lateral fluid percussion traumatic brain injury. Thiamine was administered 1 h prior to trauma; cortex was extracted for analysis 4 h and 3 d after trauma...
May 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Dorothee Wozny, Katharina Kramer, Iris Finkemeier, Ivan F Acosta, Maarten Koornneef
Genes controlling differences in seed longevity between two barley (Hordeum vulgare) accessions were identified by combining quantitative genetics 'omics' technologies in Near Isogenic Lines (NILs). The NILs were derived from crosses between the spring barley landraces L94 from Ethiopia and Cebada Capa from Argentina. A combined transcriptome and proteome analysis on mature, non-aged seeds of the two parental lines and the L94 NILs by RNA-sequencing and total seed proteomic profiling identified the UDP-glycosyltransferase MLOC_11661...
May 9, 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
Idolo Ifie, Beatrice E Ifie, Dorcas O Ibitoye, Lisa J Marshall, Gary Williamson
Seasonal variations in crops can alter the profile and amount of constituent compounds and consequentially any biological activity. Differences in phytochemical profile, total phenolic content and inhibitory activity on α-glucosidase (maltase) of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyces grown in South Western Nigeria were determined over wet and dry seasons. The phenolic profile, organic acids and sugars were analysed using HPLC, while inhibition of rat intestinal maltase was measured enzymically. There was a significant increase (1...
September 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
Amaia Zúñiga-Ripa, Thibault Barbier, Leticia Lázaro-Antón, María J de Miguel, Raquel Conde-Álvarez, Pilar M Muñoz, Jean J Letesson, Maite Iriarte, Ignacio Moriyón
Bacteria of the genus Brucella infect a range of vertebrates causing a worldwide extended zoonosis. The best-characterized brucellae infect domestic livestock, behaving as stealthy facultative intracellular parasites. This stealthiness depends on envelope molecules with reduced pathogen-associated molecular patterns, as revealed by the low lethality and ability to persist in mice of these bacteria. Infected cells are often engorged with brucellae without signs of distress, suggesting that stealthiness could also reflect an adaptation of the parasite metabolism to use local nutrients without harming the cell...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Ting-Yi Chou, Yi-Fa Lu, Baskaran Stephen Inbaraj, Bing-Huei Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of several vegetable oils and blended oil composed of soybean and camellia oils on blood lipid reduction and antioxidative activity. METHODS: Forty male hamsters were fed an AIN-93 G diet for 1 wk, followed by dividing into five groups: control group-1 was fed a low-fat diet containing 5% oil for 6 wk, and the other four groups were fed high-fat diets with group-2 containing 14% palm oil, group-3 containing 14% camellia oil, group-4 containing 14% soybean oil, and group-5 containing 14% blended oil (8...
February 7, 2018: Nutrition
Mengnan Liu, Yifan Chen, Bisheng Huang, Shiyu Mao, Keke Cai, Longsheng Wang, Xudong Yao
The present study investigated the possible tumor-suppressing function of microRNA (miR)-612 and the underlying molecular mechanism of its action in bladder cancer in vitro and in vivo. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) was carried out to quantify the expression levels of miR‑612 in bladder cancer tissues and cell lines. The data demonstrated that the level of miR‑612 expression was significantly reduced in bladder cancer tissues and cell lines, as compared with that in non‑cancerous tissues and cells...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Ya-Xiong Pan, Zhi Luo, Mei-Qing Zhuo, Chuan-Chuan Wei, Guang-Hui Chen, Yu-Feng Song
The present study was performed to determine the effect of waterborne CdCl2 exposure influencing lipid deposition and metabolism, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction, and explore the underlying molecular mechanism of cadmium (Cd)-induced disorder of hepatic lipid metabolism in fish. To this end, adult zebrafish were exposed to three waterborne CdCl2 concentrations (0(control), 5 and 25 μg Cd/l, respectively) for 30 days. Lipid accumulation, the activities of enzymes related to lipid metabolism and oxidative stress, as well as the expression level of genes involved in lipid metabolism and mitophagy were determined in the liver of zebrafish...
March 17, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
Chie Nakashima, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Rina Fujiwara-Tani, Yi Luo, Sayako Matsushima, Kiyomu Fujii, Hitoshi Ohmori, Tomonori Sasahira, Takamitsu Sasaki, Yasuhiko Kitadai, Tadaaki Kirita, Hiroki Kuniyasu
Malic enzyme 1 (ME1) is a multifunctional protein involved in glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, NADPH production, glutamine metabolism, and lipogenesis. It is overexpressed in various cancers. We examined the expression of ME1 in 119 oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) via immunohistochemistry. ME1 expression was moderate to strong expression in 57 (48%) OSCCs and correlated with pT, pN, clinical stage, and histological grade. In 37 cases with prognostic evaluation, moderate to strong ME1 expression indicated a worse prognosis than did weak ME1 expression...
March 30, 2018: Cancer Science
Pranjul Mishra, Na-Rae Lee, Meiyappan Lakshmanan, Minsuk Kim, Byung-Gee Kim, Dong-Yup Lee
BACKGROUND: Recently, there have been several attempts to produce long-chain dicarboxylic acids (DCAs) in various microbial hosts. Of these, Yarrowia lipolytica has great potential due to its oleaginous characteristics and unique ability to utilize hydrophobic substrates. However, Y. lipolytica should be further engineered to make it more competitive: the current approaches are mostly intuitive and cumbersome, thus limiting its industrial application. RESULTS: In this study, we proposed model-guided metabolic engineering strategies for enhanced production of DCAs in Y...
March 19, 2018: BMC Systems Biology
Jaime Romero, Carolina Ilabaca, Mauricio Ruiz, Carla Jara
The presence and load of species of LAB at the end of the malolactic fermentation (MLF) were investigated in 16 wineries from the different Chilean valleys (Limarí, Casablanca, Maipo, Rapel, and Maule Valleys) during 2012 and 2013, using PCR-RFLP and qPCR. Oenococcus oeni was observed in 80% of the samples collected. Dominance of O. oeni was reflected in the bacterial load ( O. oeni /total bacteria) measured by qPCR, corresponding to >85% in most of the samples. A total of 178 LAB isolates were identified after sequencing molecular markers, 95 of them corresponded to O...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Wei Zhu, Huilan Wang, Jianqin Wei, Gregory C Sartor, Michelle Meiqi Bao, Clay T Pierce, Claes R Wahlestedt, Derek M Dykxhoorn, Chunming Dong
Cocaine abuse increases the risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. By using a mouse model for cocaine abuse/use, we found that repeated cocaine injection led to increased blood pressure and aortic stiffness in mice associated with elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the aortas, a phenomenon similar to that observed in hypertensive humans. This ROS elevation was correlated with downregulation of Me1 (malic enzyme 1), an important redox molecule that counteracts ROS generation, and upregulation of microRNA (miR)-30c-5p that targets Me1 expression by directly binding to its 3'UTR (untranslated region)...
April 2018: Hypertension
Chun-Seob Ahn, Jeong-Geun Kim, Myeong Heon Shin, Young Ah Lee, Yoon Kong
The obligatory intracellular protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess. E. histolytica adheres to the host tissues in a contact-dependent manner. E. histolytica excretory-secretory products (ESP) might play critical roles during invasion. We comparatively analyzed the secretome profile of E. histolytica pathogenic HM-1:IMSS and non-pathogenic Rahman strains. The two ESP revealed similar but distinct spotting patterns. In both ESP, alcohol dehydrogenase, enolase 1, and transketolase, which control classical carbohydrate metabolism and other moonlighting effects, constituted the most abundant fractions...
April 2018: Proteomics
Ramgopal Mopuri, Muniswamy Ganjayi, Balaji Meriga, Neil Anthony Koorbanally, Md Shahidul Islam
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of the various parts of Ficus carica L. (figs) on antioxidant, antidiabetic, and antiobesogenic effects in vitro. Fruit, leaves, and stembark of the F. carica plant were sequentially extracted using organic and inorganic solvents and their total polyphenol and flavonoid contents were estimated. The effects of the extracts on antioxidative, antidiabetic (inhibition of α-amylase and α-glucosidase enzymes), and antiobesogenic (antilipase) activities were measured using several experimental models...
January 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
Ryan Lahey, Andrew N Carley, Xuerong Wang, Carley E Glass, Kevin Accola, Scott C Silvestry, J M O'Donnell, E Douglas Lewandowski
<u>Rationale:</u> Metabolic remodeling in hypertrophic hearts includes inefficient glucose oxidation via increased anaplerosis fueled by pyruvate carboxylation. Pyruvate carboxylation to malate through elevated malic enzme-1 (ME1) consumes NADPH necessary for reduction of glutathione and maintenance of intracellular redox state. <u>Objective:</u> To elucidate upregulated ME1 as a potential maladaptive mechanism for inefficient glucose oxidation and compromised redox state in hypertrophied hearts...
January 31, 2018: Circulation Research
Lian Hui, Jingru Zhang, Xiaoxu Ding, Xing Guo, Xuejun Jang
The present study aimed to identify potentially critical differentially methylated genes associated with the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methylation profiling data of GSE62336 deposited in the Gene Expression Omnibus database were used to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) and differentially methylated CpG islands (DMIs). Concurrently, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using a meta-analysis of three gene expression datasets (GSE53819, GSE13597 and GSE12452)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Lin Lu, Meiling Wang, Xiudong Liao, Liyang Zhang, Xugang Luo
Two experiments were designed to investigate the effects of Mn source and concentration on the mRNA expression and enzymatic activities of fatty acid synthase (FAS) and malic enzyme (ME) in cultured primary broiler hepatocytes. In Expt 1, primary broiler hepatocytes were treated with 0 (control), 0·25, 0·50 or 0·75 mmol/l of Mn as inorganic manganese chloride (MnCl2.4H2O) for 24 and 48 h. In Expt 2, primary broiler hepatocytes were incubated with 0 (control), 0·25 or 0·50 mmol/l of Mn as either manganese chloride or Mn-amino acid chelate for 48 h...
December 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
Juhua Liu, Jing Zhang, Hongxia Miao, Caihong Jia, Jingyi Wang, Biyu Xu, Zhiqiang Jin
The ovate mutation has frequently been used to study changes in fruit shape but not fruit quality. A deterioration in fruit quality associated with the ovate mutation was discovered in this study. To elucidate how ovate influences the quality of fruit, we performed a proteomics analysis of the fruits of the ovate mutant (LA3543) and wild-type ("Ailsa Craig", LA2838A) using tandem mass tag analysis. The results indicated that the ovate mutation significantly influences fruit quality in a number of ways, including by reducing the expression of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase 3 (ACO3) in ethylene biosynthesis, improving firmness by reducing the amount of pectinesterase and polygalacturonase, reducing sugar accumulation by downregulating the abundance of mannan endo-1,4-β-mannosidase 4, β-galactosidase, and β-amylase, and reducing the malic acid content by downregulating the accumulation of malic enzymes and malate synthase...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Yoshihiro Toya, Shugo Ohashi, Hiroshi Shimizu
Glycerol is a promising carbon source for bio-production and is particularly attractive because it is produced in excess as a biodiesel byproduct. Elucidating the flux distribution of glycerol catabolism would greatly aid metabolic engineering, but 13 C-labeling of glycerol has not yet been optimized for precise flux estimations. In this study, an Escherichia coli wild type strain was aerobically cultured using glycerol as the sole carbon source. [1,3-13 C], [2-13 C], and [U-13 C] glycerols were independently mixed with an equal amount of naturally labeled glycerol; these mixtures were used as 13 C-labeled substrates, and flux distributions during exponential growth were estimated based on 13 C-enrichment of proteinogenic amino acids...
March 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Sivachandiran Somasundaram, Gyeong Tae Eom, Soon Ho Hong
Recently, malic acid has gained attention due to its potential application in food, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. In this study, the synthetic scaffold complex strategy was employed between the two key enzymes pyruvate kinase (PykF) and malic enzyme (SfcA); SH3 ligand was attached to PykF, and the SH3 domain was attached to the C-terminus of ScfA. Synthetic scaffold systems can organize enzymes spatially and temporally to increase the local concentration of intermediates. In a flask culture, the recombinant strain harboring scaffold complex produced a maximum concentration of 5...
October 11, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Guang-Hui Chen, Christer Hogstrand, Zhi Luo, Dian-Guang Zhang, Shi-Cheng Ling, Kun Wu
The present study explored the mechanisms of dietary Zn influencing Zn and lipid deposition in the fore- and mid- intestine in yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco, and investigated whether the mechanism was intestinal-region dependent. For this purpose, yellow catfish were fed three diets containing Zn levels of 8·83, 19·20 and 146·65 mg Zn/kg, respectively. Growth performance, intestinal TAG and Zn contents as well as activities and mRNA expression of enzymes and genes involved in Zn transport and lipid metabolism in the fore- and mid-intestine were analysed...
October 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
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