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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549240/dietary-salecan-reverts-partially-the-metabolic-gene-expressions-and-nmr-based-metabolomic-profiles-from-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
#1
Qi Sun, Minghui Li, Xiao Yang, Xi Xu, Junsong Wang, Jianfa Zhang
Previous studies suggest that dietary salecan (a water-soluble β-glucan) effectively reduces high-fat-diet-induced adiposity through disturbing bile-acid-promoted emulsification in mice. However, the effects of salecan on metabolic genes and metabolites involved in lipid accumulation are mostly unknown. Here, we confirmed that dietary 3% and 6% salecan for 4 weeks markedly decreased fat accumulation in liver and adipose tissue in high-fat-diet rats, displaying a decrease in mRNA levels of SREBP1-C, FAS, SCD1 and ACC1 involved in de novo lipogenesis and a reduction of levels of GPAT1, DGAT1 and DGAT2 related to triglyceride synthesis...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532150/synephrine-as-a-specific-marker-for-orange-consumption
#2
Matthias Bader, Tatjana Lang, Roman Lang, Thomas Hofmann
To validate the suitability of synephrine, known as a highly abundant alkaloid in oranges, as a dietary biomarker for orange consumption, a highly sensitive and robust stable isotope dilution analysis (SIDA) as well as an ECHO method, using the analyte itself as a pseudo-internal standard injected into the analysis run providing an "echo peak" of the analyte, was developed to quantitate synephrine by LC-MS/MS in citrus juices and human urine before and after ingestion of orange juice. A citrus juice screening revealed high synephrine concentrations of 150 to 420 nmol/mL in orange (n=11) and tangerine juices (n=2), while 20 to 100 times lower levels were found in juice from grapefruit (n=14), lemon (n=5) and lime (n=4), respectively...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532075/can-pei-microgels-become-biocompatible-upon-betainization
#3
Nurettin Sahiner, Sahin Demirci
Polyethylene imine (PEI) microgels prepared via micro emulsion polymerization technique were treated with 1,3-propane sultone to obtained betainized PEI (b-PEI) microgels. The betainization reaction generated zwitterions on PEI microgel that are positive charges from quarternized amine groups of PEI, and the newly formed negative charges from SO3(-) groups from the modifying agent, 1,3-propane sultone offered interesting properties. The smaller size of b-PEI microgels that are obtained by simple filtration were increased with betainization from 512±14 to 1114±86nm...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527001/the-relative-abundance-of-dimethylsulfoniopropionate-dmsp-among-other-zwitterions-in-branching-coral-at-heron-island-southern-great-barrier-reef
#4
Hilton B Swan, Elisabeth S M Deschaseaux, Graham B Jones, Bradley D Eyre
Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) and eleven other target zwitterions were quantified in the branch tips of six Acropora species and Stylophora pistillata hard coral growing on the reef flat surrounding Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia. Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (HILIC-MS) was used for sample analysis with isotope dilution MS applied to quantify DMSP. The concentration of DMSP was ten times greater in A. aspera than A. valida, with this difference being maintained throughout the spring, summer and winter seasons...
May 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517936/in-situ-hydrogel-conditioning-of-tissue-samples-to-enhance-the-drug-s-sensitivity-in-ambient-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#5
Xiaowei Song, Zhigang Luo, Xin Li, Tiegang Li, Zhonghua Wang, Chenglong Sun, Luojiao Huang, Ping Xie, Xiaoyu Liu, Jiuming He, Zeper Abliz
Ion suppression from the tissue matrix has a severe effect on the mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) of drugs. This problem hinders further applications of MSI in preclinical drug research and development. In this study, an in situ hydrogel conditioning method was developed to enhance the sensitivity of air-flow-assisted desorption electrospray ionization (AFADESI)-MSI. Instead of the traditional wash-up or digestion treatment in solvent, this method used a solid phase hydrogel to "wash" tissue sections. It was demonstrated that this in situ hydrogel conditioning method improve the drug signal by as much as 2- to 25-folds in MSI, especially for hydrophobic compounds...
May 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506357/-research-advances-in-the-association-between-maternal-intake-of-methyl-donor-nutrients-during-pregnancy-and-dna-methylation-in-offspring
#6
Meng-Meng Wu, Fan Yang
Maternal nutrition during pregnancy plays a vital role in the health of the offspring. Methyl donor nutrients, including folate, vitamin B12, choline, betaine, and methionine, directly affect DNA methylation and are closely associated with the health of the offspring. As an important part of epigenetics, DNA methylation plays an important role in the maintenance of normal cellular function, gene expression regulation, and embryonic development. Recent studies have shown that maternal nutrition may have a long-lasting effect on the health of the offspring via the changes in genomic DNA and/or methylation level in the promoter region in specific genes...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499186/effect-of-betaine-on-hepatic-insulin-resistance-through-foxo1-induced-nlrp3-inflammasome
#7
Dae Hyun Kim, Seong Min Kim, Bonggi Lee, Eun Kyeong Lee, Ki Wung Chung, Kyoung Mi Moon, Hye Jin An, Kyung Mok Kim, Byung Pal Yu, Hae Young Chung
In the present study, we attempted to elucidate whether molecular modulation of inflammation by betaine through the forkhead box O1 (FOXO1)-induced NLRP3 inflammasome improves insulin resistance. Betaine is a major water-soluble component of Lycium chinense. It mainly functions as an oxidative metabolite of choline by suppressing superoxide-induced free radicals by donating methyl groups. The FOXO1 transcription factor regulates various genes involved in cellular metabolic processes related to cell death as well as oxidative stress responses through binding to the thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496066/application-of-deep-eutectic-solvents-in-hybrid-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-and-mesoporous-siliceous-material-for-solid-phase-extraction-of-levofloxacin-from-green-bean-extract
#8
Xiaoxia Li, Kyung Ho Row
Deep eutectic solvents (DES) are potential ecofriendly surfactants for the preparation of materials. In this study, both molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) and mesoporous siliceous materials (MSMs) were modified by betaine-based DES. Six materials were employed as solid phase extraction (SPE) adsorbents for the rapid purification of levofloxacin. The DES-based materials showed better selective adsorption than the conventional materials. The adsorption curves of DES-MIP showed superior molecular recognition ability and binding capability for levofloxacin compared to the other materials...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494411/deep-eutectic-solvents-ability-to-solubilize-lignin-cellulose-and-hemicellulose-thermal-stability-and-density
#9
Joan G Lynam, Narendra Kumar, Mark J Wong
An environmentally-friendly method to separate cellulose and hemicelluloses from lignin in recalcitrant biomass for subsequent conversion is desirable to reduce greenhouse gas generation. Easily-prepared, deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have low volatility, wide liquid range, non-flammability, nontoxicity, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. This study shows the DESs (formic acid:choline chloride, lactic acid:choline chloride, acetic acid:choline chloride, lactic acid:betaine, and lactic acid:proline) to be capable of preferentially dissolving lignin at 60°C...
April 22, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489041/effect-of-gamma-irradiation-on-2-acetyl-1-pyrroline-content-gaba-content-and-volatile-compounds-of-germinated-rice-thai-upland-rice
#10
Sompong Sansenya, Yanling Hua, Saowapa Chumanee, Kannika Phasai, Chanun Sricheewin
Aroma intensity in rice is related to the level of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2AP). The accumulation of 2AP in rice has been synthesized via l-proline metabolism by inactive betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme (BADH2), which activates 2AP accumulation. Meanwhile, active BADH2 inhibits 2AP accumulation but activates γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) accumulation. The improvement of 2AP content in rice has been reported under certain conditions, such as high salinity, water treatment, and reduction of high intensity solar exposure...
May 10, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488060/arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-and-pseudomonas-in-reduce-drought-stress-damage-in-flax-linum-usitatissimum-l-a-field-study
#11
Saeedeh Rahimzadeh, Alireza Pirzad
Drought stress, which is one of the most serious world environmental threats to crop production, might be compensated by some free living and symbiotic soil microorganisms. The physiological response of flax plants to inoculation with two species of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi (Funneliformis mosseae or Rhizophagus intraradices) and a phosphate solubilizing bacterium (Pseudomonas putida P13; PSB) was evaluated under different irrigation regimes (irrigation after 60, 120, and 180 mm of evaporation from Class A pan as well-watered, mild, and severe stress, respectively)...
May 10, 2017: Mycorrhiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487605/changes-in-human-hepatic-metabolism-in-steatosis-and-cirrhosis
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Zoe Schofield, Michelle Ac Reed, Philip N Newsome, David H Adams, Ulrich L Günther, Patricia F Lalor
AIM: To understand the underlying metabolic changes in human liver disease we have applied nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics analysis to human liver tissue. METHODS: We have carried out pilot study using (1)H-NMR to derive metabolomic signatures from human liver from patients with steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or alcohol-related liver damage (ARLD) to identify species that can predict outcome and discriminate between alcohol and metabolic-induced liver injuries...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477153/nitrogen-removal-performance-and-operation-strategy-of-anammox-process-under-temperature-shock
#13
Weiqiang Zhu, Jin Li, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang, Peiyu Zhang
Sequencing batch reactors were used to study anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) process under temperature shock. Both long-term (15-35 °C) and short-term (10-50 °C) temperature effects on nitrogen removal performance were performed. In reactor operation test, the results indicated that ammonium removal rate decreased from 0.35 kg/(m(3) day) gradually to 0.059 kg/(m(3) day) when temperature dropped from 35 to 15 °C. Although bacteria morphology was not modified, sludge settling velocity decreased with decreasing temperature...
May 5, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476520/distinctive-metabolomic-fingerprint-in-scleroderma-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#14
Martino Deidda, Cristina Piras, Christian Cadeddu Dessalvi, Emanuela Locci, Luigi Barberini, Susanne Orofino, Mario Musu, Mario Nicola Mura, Paolo Emilio Manconi, Gabriele Finco, Luigi Atzori, Giuseppe Mercuro
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in systemic sclerosis (SS) identifies a poor prognosis subset of patients. Recent studies suggested a "metabolic theory" on the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension. On this basis we performed a metabolomic study in order to evaluate whether differences in pulmonary arterial blood metabolites were identifiable in SS patients with increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). METHODS: We studied 18 SS patients (age 58...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471488/maternal-choline-status-during-pregnancy-but-not-that-of-betaine-is-related-to-antenatal-mental-well-being-the-growing-up-in-singapore-toward-healthy-outcomes-cohort
#15
Linde van Lee, Phaik Ling Quah, Seang Mei Saw, Fabian K P Yap, Keith M Godfrey, Yap Seng Chong, Michael J Meaney, Helen Chen, Mary Foong-Fong Chong
BACKGROUND: Choline and betaine status have previously been associated with symptoms of depression. However, the relation of maternal plasma choline and betaine concentrations in pregnancy to peripartum maternal mood is unknown. METHODS: Maternal plasma choline and betaine concentrations (μmol/L) were measured at 26-28 weeks gestation in the Growing Up in Singapore Toward healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) mother-offspring cohort. Participants completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EDPS) at 26-28 weeks gestation (n = 949) and at 3 months postnatal (n = 689): higher scores are indicative of more symptoms of anxiety and depression...
May 4, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470931/betaine-catalysis-for-hierarchical-reduction-of-co2-with-amines-and-hydrosilane-to-form-formamides-aminals-and-methylamines
#16
Xiao-Fang Liu, Xiao-Ya Li, Chang Qiao, Hong-Chen Fu, Liang-Nian He
An efficient, sustainable organocatalyst, glycine betaine, was developed for the reductive functionalization of CO2 with amines and diphenylsilane. Methylamines and formamides were obtained in high yield by tuning the CO2 pressure and reaction temperature. Based on identification of the key intermediate, that is, the aminal, an alternative mechanism for methylation involving the C(0) silyl acetal and aminal is proposed. Furthermore, reducing the CO2 amount afforded aminals with high yield and selectivity. Therefore, betaine catalysis affords products with a diversified energy content that is, formamides, aminals and methylamines, by hierarchical two-, four- and six-electron reduction, respectively, of CO2 coupled with C-N bond formation...
May 3, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469156/impaired-renal-function-and-dysbiosis-of-gut-microbiota-contribute-to-increased-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#17
Kai-Yu Xu, Geng-Hong Xia, Jun-Qi Lu, Mu-Xuan Chen, Xin Zhen, Shan Wang, Chao You, Jing Nie, Hong-Wei Zhou, Jia Yin
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The present study aimed to investigate the gut microbiota and blood trimethylamine-N-oxide concentration (TMAO) in Chinese CKD patients and explore the underlying explanations through the animal experiment. The median plasma TMAO level was 30.33 μmol/L in the CKD patients, which was significantly higher than the 2.08 μmol/L concentration measured in the healthy controls. Next-generation sequence revealed obvious dysbiosis of the gut microbiome in CKD patients, with reduced bacterial diversity and biased community constitutions...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468239/choline-other-methyl-donors-and-epigenetics
#18
Steven Zeisel
Choline dietary intake varies such that many people do not achieve adequate intakes. Diet intake of choline can modulate methylation because, via betaine homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT), this nutrient (and its metabolite, betaine) regulate the concentrations of S-adenosylhomocysteine and S-adenosylmethionine. Some of the epigenetic mechanisms that modify gene expression without modifying the genetic code depend on the methylation of DNA or of histones; and diet availability of choline and other methyl-group donors influences both of these methylations...
April 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468078/-effect-of-peripheral-bloodgenomic-dna-methylation-on-the-relationship-between-methyl-donor-status-and-risk-of-breast-cancer
#19
W P Luo, Y F Du, J Huang, W Q Huang, M Xu, B Yan, X F Mo, C X Zhang
Objective: To explore the effect of peripheral blood genomic DNA methylation on the relationship between methyl donor status and risk of breast cancer. Methods: A case-control study was conducted. Each three hundred breast cancer cases and controls were consecutively recruited. Food frequency questionnaire was used to collect dietary information. Amounts on folate, methionine, choline and betaine intake were calculated. Blood samples were collected for DNA extraction. Peripheral blood genomic DNA methylation was measured by using the Methyl Flash(TM) Methylated DNA Quantification Kit...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463589/nmr-based-metabolomics-analysis-of-liver-from-c57bl-6-mouse-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation
#20
Xiongjie Xiao, Mary Hu, Xu Zhang, Jian Zhi Hu
The effects of ionizing radiation to human health are of great concern in the field of space exploration and for patients considering radiotherapy. However, to date, the effect of high-dose radiation on metabolism in the liver has not been clearly defined. In this study, (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics combined with multivariate data analysis was applied to study the changes of metabolism in the liver of C57BL/6 mouse after whole-body gamma (3.0 and 7.8 Gy) or proton (3.0 Gy) irradiation...
May 2, 2017: Radiation Research
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