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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780668/new-anabolic-therapies-for-osteoporosis
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REVIEW
Salvatore Minisola, Cristiana Cipriani, Marco Occhiuto, Jessica Pepe
Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and qualitative structural abnormalities of bone tissue, leading to increased bone fragility that results in fractures. Pharmacological therapy is aimed at decreasing the risk of fracture, mainly correcting the imbalance between bone resorption and formation at the level of bone remodeling units. Anabolic therapy has the capability to increase bone mass to a greater extent than traditional antiresorptive agents. The only currently available drug licensed is parathyroid hormone 1-34 (teriparatide); new drugs are on the horizon, targeting the stimulation of bone formation, and therefore improving bone mass, structure and ultimately skeletal strength...
August 5, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751741/soil-microbial-community-structure-and-catabolic-activity-are-significantly-degenerated-in-successive-rotations-of-chinese-fir-plantations
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Zeyan Wu, Jianjuan Li, Jie Zheng, Jinfu Liu, Shuying Liu, Wenxiong Lin, Chengzhen Wu
This study examined the hypotheses that soil microbial community composition and catabolic activity would significantly degenerated by consecutive monoculture in Chinese fir plantations. The phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA) and community level physiological profiles (CLPP) methods were used to assess the variations of soil microbial community among the first rotation Chinese fir plantation (FCP), the second rotation plantation (SCP) and the third rotation plantation (TCP). The total content of PLFA biomarkers was highest in FCP, followed by SCP, and TCP was the least detected...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743999/selenocysteine-induces-apoptosis-in-human-glioma-cells-evidence-for-trxr1-targeted-inhibition-and-signaling-crosstalk
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Cun-Dong Fan, Xiao-Yan Fu, Zong-Yong Zhang, Ming-Zhi Cao, Jing-Yi Sun, Ming-Feng Yang, Xiao-Ting Fu, Shi-Jun Zhao, Lu-Rong Shao, Hui-Fang Zhang, Xiao-Yi Yang, Bao-Liang Sun
Thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) as a selenium (Se)-containing antioxidase plays key role in regulating intracellular redox status. Selenocystine (SeC) a natural available Se-containing amino acid showed novel anticancer potential through triggering oxidative damage-mediated apoptosis. However, whether TrxR-mediated oxidative damage was involved in SeC-induced apoptosis in human glioma cells has not been elucidated yet. Herein, SeC-induced human glioma cell apoptosis was detected in vitro, accompanied by PARP cleavage, caspases activation and DNA fragmentation...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
#4
Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737429/hif-1%C3%AE-inhibition-by-diethylstilbestrol-and-its-polyacetal-conjugate-in-hypoxic-prostate-tumour-cells-insights-from-nmr-metabolomics
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Ana Armiñán, Luís Mendes, Joana Carrola, Julie Movellan, María J Vicent, Iola F Duarte
In this study, we have employed (1)H NMR metabolomics to assess the metabolic responses of PC3 prostate tumour cells to hypoxia and to pharmacological HIF-1α inhibition by DES or its polyacetal conjugate tert-DES. Oxygen deprivation prompted a number of changes in intracellular composition and metabolic activity, mainly reflecting upregulated glycolysis, amino acid catabolism and other compensatory mechanisms used by hypoxic cells to deal with oxidative imbalance and energy deficit. Cell treatment with a non-cytotoxic concentration of DES, under hypoxia, triggered significant changes in 17 metabolites...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733032/pilose-antler-peptide-potentiates-osteoblast-differentiation-and-inhibits-osteoclastogenesis-via-manipulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Guangwang Liu, Chao Ma, Peian Wang, Peiying Zhang, Xinhua Qu, Shen Liu, Zanjing Zhai, Degang Yu, Juan Gao, Jun Liang, Weixiang Dai, Lindong Zhou, Mengjiao Xia, Huilin Yang
Bones are inflexible yet ever-changing metabolic organs, and bone homeostasis is maintained through two delicately regulated processes: bone construction and bone reabsorption. An imbalance in bone metabolism is linked to most orthopedic diseases, including osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Importantly, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blocks osteoblast differentiation and stimulates osteoclast formation, resulting in delayed deposition of new bone and accelerated bone resorption, especially in rheumatoid arthritis patients with inflammatory conditions...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710517/urinary-profiling-of-tryptophan-and-its-related-metabolites-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-by-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Ji Sun Oh, Hong Seong Seo, Kyoung Heon Kim, Heesoo Pyo, Bong Chul Chung, Jeongae Lee
Tryptophan (Trp) is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in protein synthesis and is a precursor of various substances related to diverse biological functions. An imbalance in Trp metabolites is associated with inflammatory diseases. The accurate and precise measurement of these compounds in biological specimens would provide meaningful information for understanding the biochemical states of various metabolic syndrome-related diseases, such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity...
July 14, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677244/endocrine-disruption-in-silico-interactions-between-phthalate-plasticizers-and-corticosteroid-binding-globulin
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Ishfaq A Sheikh, Mohd A Beg
Endocrine disruption is a phenomenon when a man-made or natural compound interferes with normal hormone function in human or animal body systems. Endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) have assumed considerable importance as a result of industrial activity, mass production of synthetic chemicals and environmental pollution. Phthalate plasticizers are a group of chemicals used widely and diversely in industry especially in the plastic industry, and many of the phthalate compounds have endocrine-disrupting properties...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672107/toolbox-of-fluorescent-probes-for-parallel-imaging-reveals-uneven-location-of-serine-proteases-in-neutrophils
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Paulina Kasperkiewicz, Yoav Altman, Maximiliano D'Angelo, Guy S Salvesen, Marcin Drag
Neutrophils, the front line defenders against infection, express four serine proteases (NSPs) that play roles in the control of cell-signaling pathways and defense against pathogens and whose imbalance leads to pathological conditions. Dissecting the roles of individual NSPs in humans is problematic because neutrophils are end-stage cells with a short half-life and minimal ongoing protein synthesis. To gain insight into the regulation of NSP activity we have generated a small-molecule chemical toolbox consisting of activity-based probes with different fluorophore-detecting groups with minimal wavelength overlap and highly selective natural and unnatural amino acid recognition sequences...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670288/time-course-of-metabolic-capacities-in-paralarvae-of-the-common-octopus-octopus-vulgaris-in-the-first-stages-of-life-searching-biomarkers-of-nutritional-imbalance
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Amalia E Morales, Gabriel Cardenete, M Carmen Hidalgo, Diego Garrido, M Virginia Martín, Eduardo Almansa
The culture of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is promising since the species has a relatively short lifecycle, rapid growth, and high food conversion ratios. However, recent attempts at successful paralarvae culture have failed due to slow growth and high mortality rates. Establishing an optimal nutritional regime for the paralarvae seems to be the impeding step in successful culture methods. Gaining a thorough knowledge of food regulation and assimilation is essential for paralarvae survival and longevity under culture conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666226/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-tryptophan-metabolome-in-urine-of-patients-with-acute-intermittent-porphyria
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Alex Gomez-Gomez, Josep Marcos, Paula Aguilera, Jordi To-Figueras, Oscar J Pozo
BACKGROUND: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare metabolic disorder due to a deficiency of porphobilinogen deaminase, the third enzyme of the heme biosynthetic pathway. This low enzymatic activity may predispose to the appearance of acute neurological attacks. Seminal studies suggested that AIP was associated with changes in tryptophan homeostasis with inconclusive results. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the urinary metabolome of AIP patients focusing on tryptophan metabolism using state-of-the-art technology...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661002/an-epidemiological-study-of-cataracts-in-wild-and-farmed-lumpfish-cyclopterus-lumpus-l-and-the-relation-to-nutrition
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T Jonassen, M Hamadi, S C Remø, R Waagbø
Twelve groups of farmed lumpfish and one of wild lumpfish were screened for cataract and sampled for fish muscle tissue, whole heart and both eye lenses to investigate possible relations between cataract and tissue free amino acid concentrations. Cataract prevalence ranged from 20% to 100%, with the highest average score of 7.3 (max 8) and incidences of severe cataract (>5) in all groups. Cataract could not be explained by suboptimal histidine concentrations in the feed. Neither muscle nor cardiac tissues had concentrations of free histidine compounds...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596717/integration-of-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-networks-in-pregnant-women-reveals-biological-pathways-and-predictive-signatures-associated-with-preeclampsia
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Rachel S Kelly, Damien C Croteau-Chonka, Amber Dahlin, Hooman Mirzakhani, Ann C Wu, Emily S Wan, Michael J McGeachie, Weiliang Qiu, Joanne E Sordillo, Amal Al-Garawi, Kathryn J Gray, Thomas F McElrath, Vincent J Carey, Clary B Clish, Augusto A Litonjua, Scott T Weiss, Jessica A Lasky-Su
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal mortality worldwide, yet its exact pathogenesis remains elusive. OBJECTIVES: This study, nested within the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial (VDAART), aimed to develop integrated omics models of preeclampsia that have utility in both prediction and in the elucidation of underlying biological mechanisms. METHODS: Metabolomic profiling was performed on first trimester plasma samples of 47 pregnant women from VDAART who subsequently developed preeclampsia and 62 controls with healthy pregnancies, using liquid-chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry...
January 2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595547/beneficial-effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-and-n-mercaptopropionylglycine-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-heart
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Monika Bartekova, Miroslav Barancik, Kristina Ferenczyova, Narajan S Dhalla
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury of the heart as a consequence of myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery represents a serious clinical problem. One of the most prominent mechanisms of I/R injury is the development of oxidative stress in the heart. In this regard, I/R has been shown to enhance the production of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species in the heart which lead to the imbalance between the pro-oxidants and antioxidant capacities of the endogenous radical-scavenging systems. Accordingly, increasing the antioxidant capacity of the heart by the administration of exogenous antioxidants is considered beneficial for the heart exposed to I/R...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589054/a-patient-with-msud-acute-management-with-sodium-phenylacetate-sodium-benzoate-and-sodium-phenylbutyrate
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Melis Köse, Ebru Canda, Mehtap Kagnici, Sema Kalkan Uçar, Mahmut Çoker
In treatment of metabolic imbalances caused by maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), peritoneal dialysis, and hemofiltration, pharmacological treatments for elimination of toxic metabolites can be used in addition to basic dietary modifications. Therapy with sodium phenylacetate/benzoate or sodium phenylbutyrate (NaPB) in urea-cycle disorder cases has been associated with a reduction in branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) concentrations when the patients are on adequate dietary protein intake. Moreover, NaPB in treatment of MSUD patients is also associated with reduction of BCAA levels in a limited number of cases...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585197/human-protein-kinases-and-obesity
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Atilla Engin
The action of protein kinases and protein phosphatases is essential for multiple physiological responses. Each protein kinase displays its own unique substrate specificity, and a regulatory mechanism that may be modulated by association with other proteins. Protein kinases are classified by the target amino acid in their substrates. Some protein kinases can phosphorylate both serine/threonine, as well as tyrosine residues. This group of kinases has been known as dual specificity kinases. Unlike the dual specificity kinases, a heterogeneous group of protein phosphatases are known as dual-specificity phosphatases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584907/acute-psychoactive-and-toxic-effects-of-d-metel-on-mice-explained-by-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-approach
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Yonghong Fu, Zhihong Si, Pumin Li, Minghui Li, He Zhao, Lei Jiang, Yuexiao Xing, Wei Hong, Lingyu Ruan, Jun-Song Wang
Datura metel L. (D. metel) is one well-known folk medical herb with wide application and also the most abused plants all over the world, mainly for spiritual or religious purpose, over-dosing of which often produces poisonous effects. In this study, mice were orally administered with the extract of D. metel once a day at doses for 10 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg for consecutive 4 days, (1)H NMR based metabolomics approach aided with histopathological inspection and biochemical assays were used for the first time to study the psychoactive and toxic effects of D...
August 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571818/association-between-oxidative-status-and-the-composition-of-intestinal-microbiota-along-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#18
Marianna Gyuraszova, Alexandra Kovalcikova, Roman Gardlik
Studies have shown that the microbiota along the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) plays an important role when it comes to the maintenance of its proper functions. Many studies exist that have analyzed the composition of the bacterial community in the different regions of the GIT of humans and model animals. Microbial imbalance leads to several systemic disorders, including cardiovascular and renal disease. The imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their elimination by antioxidants leads to oxidative stress...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498360/meristem-plant-cells-as-a-sustainable-source-of-redox-actives-for-skin-rejuvenation
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REVIEW
Liudmila G Korkina, Wolfgang Mayer, Chiara de Luca
Recently, aggressive advertisement claimed a "magic role" for plant stem cells in human skin rejuvenation. This review aims to shed light on the scientific background suggesting feasibility of using plant cells as a basis of anti-age cosmetics. When meristem cell cultures obtained from medicinal plants are exposed to appropriate elicitors/stressors (ultraviolet, ultrasound ultraviolet (UV), ultrasonic waves, microbial/insect metabolites, heavy metals, organic toxins, nutrient deprivation, etc.), a protective/adaptive response initiates the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites...
May 12, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486919/metabolic-imbalance-of-homocysteine-and-hydrogen-sulfide-in-kidney-disease
#20
O Karmin, Yaw L Siow
Homocysteine (Hcy) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are important molecules produced during the metabolism of sulfur-containing amino acids. Hcy metabolism is central to the supply of methyl groups that are essential for biological function. Hcy can be either regenerated to methionine or metabolized to cysteine, a precursor for glutathione synthesis. Cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) and cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) play a crucial role in metabolizing Hcy to cysteine through the transsulfuration pathway. These two enzymes are also responsible for H2S generation through desulfuration reactions...
May 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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