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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448247/oleuropein-isolated-from-fraxinus-rhynchophylla-inhibits-glutamate-induced-neuronal-cell-death-by-attenuating-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Mi Hye Kim, Ju-Sik Min, Joon Yeop Lee, Unbin Chae, Eun-Ju Yang, Kyung-Sik Song, Hyun-Shik Lee, Hong Jun Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Dong-Seok Lee
Glutamate-induced neurotoxicity is related to excessive oxidative stress accumulation and results in the increase of neuronal cell death. In addition, glutamate has been reported to lead to neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.It is well known that Fraxinus rhynchophylla contains a significant level of oleuropein (Ole), which exerts various pharmacological effects. However, the mechanism of neuroprotective effects of Ole is still poorly defined. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether Ole prevents glutamate-induced toxicity in HT-22 hippocampal neuronal cells...
April 27, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435686/apple-dwarfing-rootstocks-exhibit-an-imbalance-in-carbohydrate-allocation-and-reduced-cell-growth-and-metabolism
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Toshi M Foster, Peter A McAtee, Chethi N Waite, Helen L Boldingh, Tony K McGhie
Apple dwarfing rootstocks cause earlier shoot termination and reduced root and shoot mass. To identify physiological factors responsible for rootstock-induced growth restriction, we compared vascular-enriched gene expression between two dwarfing rootstocks ('M27' and 'M9') and the vigorous rootstock 'M793' using RNA sequencing and quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR. Differentially expressed genes common to both dwarfing rootstocks belonged to five main biological processes: (1) primary metabolism, (2) cell wall synthesis and modification, (3) secondary metabolism, (4) hormone signalling and response and (5) redox homeostasis...
2017: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380442/monocytes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-metabolomics-in-dogs-with-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-treated-by-continuous-venovenous-hemodiafiltration
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Yun-Peng Xu, Xiao-Lu Sui, Ai-Sha Zhang, Lei Ye, Feng-Juan Gu, Ji-Hong Chen
OBJECTIVES: We tried to investigate the mechanism of continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) treatment in monocytes function, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress signaling pathways, metabolomics and histopathological changes of MODS dogs, and aimed to enhance the understanding of pathogenesis and provide novel avenues to potential therapies. METHODS: 12 male Beagle dogs were used to develop the stable models of MODS by using hemorrhagic shock plus resuscitation and endotoxemia, and assigned randomly to CVVHDF group (n=6) and MODS group (n=6)...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376083/bovine-and-murine-models-highlight-novel-roles-for-slc25a46-in-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-metabolism-with-implications-for-human-and-animal-health
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Amandine Duchesne, Anne Vaiman, Johan Castille, Christian Beauvallet, Pauline Gaignard, Sandrine Floriot, Sabrina Rodriguez, Marthe Vilotte, Laurent Boulanger, Bruno Passet, Olivier Albaric, François Guillaume, Abdelhak Boukadiri, Laurence Richard, Maud Bertaud, Edouard Timsit, Raphaël Guatteo, Florence Jaffrézic, Pierre Calvel, Louise Helary, Rachid Mahla, Diane Esquerré, Christine Péchoux, Sophie Liuu, Jean-Michel Vallat, Didier Boichard, Abdelhamid Slama, Jean-Luc Vilotte
Neuropathies are neurodegenerative diseases affecting humans and other mammals. Many genetic causes have been identified so far, including mutations of genes encoding proteins involved in mitochondrial dynamics. Recently, the "Turning calves syndrome", a novel sensorimotor polyneuropathy was described in the French Rouge-des-Prés cattle breed. In the present study, we determined that this hereditary disease resulted from a single nucleotide substitution in SLC25A46, a gene encoding a protein of the mitochondrial carrier family...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363440/sucstruct-prediction-of-succinylated-lysine-residues-by-using-structural-properties-of-amino-acids
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Yosvany López, Abdollah Dehzangi, Sunil Pranit Lal, Ghazaleh Taherzadeh, Jacob Michaelson, Abdul Sattar, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Alok Sharma
Post-Translational Modification (PTM) is a biological reaction which contributes to diversify the proteome. Despite many modifications with important roles in cellular activity, lysine succinylation has recently emerged as an important PTM mark. It alters the chemical structure of lysines, leading to remarkable changes in the structure and function of proteins. In contrast to the huge amount of proteins being sequenced in the post-genome era, the experimental detection of succinylated residues remains expensive, inefficient and time-consuming...
March 28, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356355/metabolomics-profiling-reveals-a-finely-tuned-starvation-induced-metabolic-switch-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-epimastigotes
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María Julia Barisón, Ludmila Nakamura Rapado, Emilio F Merino, Elisabeth Mieko Furusho Pral, Brian Suarez Mantilla, Letícia Marchese, Cristina Nowicki, Ariel Mariano Silber, Maria Belen Cassera
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, is a protozoan parasite with a complex lifecycle involving a triatomine insect and mammals. Throughout its lifecycle, the T. cruzi parasite faces several alternating events of cell division and cell differentiation in which exponential and stationary growth phases play key biological roles. It is well accepted that arrest of the cell division in the epimastigote stage, both in the midgut of the triatomine insect and in vitro, is required for metacyclogenesis, and it has been previously shown that the parasites change the expression profile of several proteins when entering this quiescent stage...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341594/itraq-based-proteomics-analysis-of-hippocampus-in-spatial-memory-deficiency-rats-induced-by-simulated-microgravity
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Tingmei Wang, Hailong Chen, Ke Lv, Guohua Ji, Yongliang Zhang, Yanli Wang, Yinghui Li, Lina Qu
It has been demonstrated that simulated microgravity (SM) may lead to cognitive dysfunction. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In present study, tail-suspension (30°) rat was employed to explore the effects of 28 days of SM on hippocampus-dependent learning and memory capability and the underlying mechanisms. We found that 28-day tail-suspension rats displayed decline of learning and memory ability in Morris water maze (MWM) test. Using iTRAQ-based proteomics analysis, a total of 4774 proteins were quantified in hippocampus...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324240/neurocognitive-profiles-in-msud-school-age-patients
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Juliette Bouchereau, Julie Leduc-Leballeur, Samia Pichard, Apolline Imbard, Jean-François Benoist, Marie-Thérèse Abi Warde, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Valérie Barbier, Anaïs Brassier, Pierre Broué, Aline Cano, Brigitte Chabrol, Gilles Damon, Claire Gay, Isabelle Guillain, Florence Habarou, Delphine Lamireau, Chris Ottolenghi, Laetitia Paermentier, Frédérique Sabourdy, Guy Touati, Hélène Ogier de Baulny, Pascale de Lonlay, Manuel Schiff
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), an inborn error of amino acids catabolism is characterized by accumulation of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, valine and their corresponding alpha-ketoacids. Impact on the cognitive development has been reported historically, with developmental delays of varying degree. Currently, earlier diagnosis and improved management allow a better neurodevelopment, without requirement of special education. However, specific impairments can be observed, and so far, results of detailed neurocognitive assessments are not available...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320235/methanol-extract-of-nigella-sativa-seed-induces-changes-in-the-levels-of-neurotransmitter-amino-acids-in-male-rat-brain-regions
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Tarek El-Naggar, María Emilia Carretero, Carmen Arce, María Pilar Gómez-Serranillos
CONTEXT: Nigella sativa L. (Ranunculaceae) (NS) has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Different parts of the plant are used to treat many disorders. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effects of NS methanol extract on brain neurotransmitter amino acid levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured the changes in aspartate, glutamate, glycine and γ-aminobutyric acid in five brain regions of male Wistar rats after methanol extract treatment...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299915/metabolism-plays-the-key-roles-in-th-cells-differentiation
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A Hosseinzadeh, S Soukhtehzari, M Ghaedi, R Mansouri
The increasing rate of autoimmunity in recent decades cannot be related to only genetic instabilities and disorders. Diet can directly influence our health. Studies have shown that there is a relationship between nutritional elements and alteration in the immune system. Among immune cells, the function of T lymphocyte is important in directing immune response. T CD4+ cells lead other immune cells to respond to pathogens by secreting cytokines. HIV+ patients, who have largely lost their T CD4+ cells, are susceptible to opportunistic infections, which do not normally affect healthy people...
December 31, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284832/prolonged-inhibition-of-inflammation-in-osteoarthritis-by-triamcinolone-acetonide-released-from-a-polyester-amide-microsphere-platform
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Imke Rudnik-Jansen, Sascha Colen, Julien Berard, Saskia Plomp, Ivo Que, Mattie van Rijen, Nina Woike, Annelies Egas, Gerjo van Osch, Erik van Maarseveen, Ken Messier, Alan Chan, Jens Thies, Laura Creemers
Controlled biomaterial-based corticosteroid release might circumvent multiple injections and the accompanying risks, such as hormone imbalance and muscle weakness, in osteoarthritic (OA) patients. For this purpose, microspheres were prepared from an amino acid-based polyester amide (PEA) platform and loaded with triamcinolone acetonide (TAA). TAA loaded microspheres were shown to release TAA for over 60days in PBS. Furthermore, the bioactivity lasted at least 28days, demonstrated by a 80-95% inhibition of PGE2 production using TNFα-stimulated chondrocyte culture, indicating inhibition of inflammation...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253350/sox10-contributes-to-the-balance-of-fate-choice-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-progenitors
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Mariana Delfino-Machín, Romain Madelaine, Giorgia Busolin, Masataka Nikaido, Sarah Colanesi, Karen Camargo-Sosa, Edward W P Law, Stefano Toppo, Patrick Blader, Natascia Tiso, Robert N Kelsh
The development of functional peripheral ganglia requires a balance of specification of both neuronal and glial components. In the developing dorsal root ganglia (DRGs), these components form from partially-restricted bipotent neuroglial precursors derived from the neural crest. Work in mouse and chick has identified several factors, including Delta/Notch signaling, required for specification of a balance of these components. We have previously shown in zebrafish that the Sry-related HMG domain transcription factor, Sox10, plays an unexpected, but crucial, role in sensory neuron fate specification in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199774/sarcopenia-predicts-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Tatsunori Hanai, Makoto Shiraki, Satoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Kochi, Kenji Imai, Atsushi Suetsugu, Koji Takai, Hisataka Moriwaki, Masahito Shimizu
AIM: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) and sarcopenia impair the health-related quality of life and prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis; however, the relationship between MHE and sarcopenia remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate their relationship and to identify the predictors of MHE in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated 120 cirrhotic patients who were tested for MHE and sarcopenia. MHE was diagnosed by using the computer-aided neuropsychiatric test...
February 15, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182903/balancing-act-maintaining-amino-acid-levels-in-the-autistic-brain
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Thomas M Maynard, M Chiara Manzini
The ever-expanding number of genes that are mutated in autism is showing us how imbalances in fundamental cellular processes can lead to disease. A recent study by Tărlungeanu et al. (2016) identifies a form of ASD resulting from a failure of the brain to properly import amino acids.
February 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178857/dietary-2-oxoglutarate-prevents-bone-loss-caused-by-neonatal-treatment-with-maximal-dexamethasone-dose
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Piotr Dobrowolski, Ewa Tomaszewska, Siemowit Muszyński, Tomasz Blicharski, Stefan G Pierzynowski
Synthetic glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely used in the variety of dosages for treatment of premature infants with chronic lung disease, respiratory distress syndrome, allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Yet, adverse effects such as glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and growth retardation are recognized. Conversely, 2-oxoglutarate (2-Ox), a precursor of glutamine, glutamate, and collagen amino acids, exerts protective effects on bone development. Our aim was to elucidate the effect of dietary administered 2-Ox on bone loss caused by neonatal treatment with clinically relevant maximal therapeutic dexamethasone (Dex) dose...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110268/metabolic-and-physiological-adjustment-of-suaeda-maritima-to-combined-salinity-and-hypoxia
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Jan H Behr, Alain Bouchereau, Solenne Berardocco, Charlotte E Seal, Timothy J Flowers, Christian Zörb
Background and Aims: Suaeda maritima is a halophyte commonly found on coastal wetlands in the intertidal zone. Due to its habitat S. maritima has evolved tolerance to high salt concentrations and hypoxic conditions in the soil caused by periodic flooding. In the present work, the adaptive mechanisms of S. maritima to salinity combined with hypoxia were investigated on a physiological and metabolic level. Methods: To compare the adaptive mechanisms to deficient, optimal and stressful salt concentrations, S...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079404/free-amino-acids-in-fibromyalgia-syndrome-relationship-with-clinical-picture
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Valeria Ruggiero, Massimiliano Mura, Enrico Cacace, Benedetta Era, Marcella Peri, Giuseppina Sanna, Antonella Fais
The objectives of our study were to evaluate free amino acid (FAA) concentrations in the serum of patients affected by fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and to determine the relationships between FAA levels and FMS clinical parameters. Thus, serum amino acid concentrations were quantified (HPLC analysis) in 23 females with fibromyalgia (according to the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria) and 20 healthy females. The results showed significantly higher serum concentrations of aspartate, cysteine, glutamate, glycine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, ornithine, phenylalanine, sarcosine, serine, taurine, tyrosine and valine in FMS patients vs...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035535/the-role-of-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-in-visceral-pain
#18
Kieran Rea, Siobhain M O'Mahony, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
A growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the microorganisms that inhabit our gut (human gastrointestinal microbiota) and health status. Under normal homeostatic conditions this microbial population helps maintain intestinal peristalsis, mucosal integrity, pH balance, immune priming and protection against invading pathogens. Furthermore, these microbes can influence centrally regulated emotional behaviour through mechanisms including microbially derived bioactive molecules (amino acid metabolites, short-chain fatty acids, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters), mucosal immune and enteroendocrine cell activation, as well as vagal nerve stimulation...
2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029626/hemespred-structure-based-ligand-specific-heme-binding-residues-prediction-by-using-fast-adaptive-ensemble-learning-scheme
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Jian Zhang, Haiting Chai, Bo Gao, Guifu Yang, Zhiqiang Ma
Heme is an essential biomolecule that widely exists in numerous extant organisms. Accurately identifying heme binding residues (HEMEs) is of great importance in disease progression and drug development. In this study, a novel predictor named HEMEsPred was proposed for predicting HEMEs. First, several sequence- and structure-based features, including amino acid composition, motifs, surface preferences and secondary structure, were collected to construct feature matrices. Second, a novel fast-adaptive ensemble learning scheme was designed to overcome the serious class-imbalance problem as well as to enhance the prediction performance...
October 4, 2016: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012236/effects-of-lys-deficiency-and-lys-lys-dipeptide-on-cellular-apoptosis-and-amino-acids-metabolism
#20
Jie Yin, Yuying Li, Hui Han, Jie Zheng, Lijian Wang, Wenkai Ren, Shuai Chen, Fei Wu, Rejun Fang, Xingguo Huang, Chunyong Li, Bie Tan, Xia Xiong, Yuzhe Zhang, Gang Liu, Jiming Yao, Tiejun Li, Yulong Yin
SCOPE: Lysine (Lys) is a common limiting amino acids (AA) for humans and animals and plays an important role in cell proliferation and metabolism, while metabolism of Lys deficiency and its dipeptide is still obscure. Thus, this study mainly investigated the effects of Lys deficiency and Lys-Lys dipeptide on apoptosis and AA metabolism in vitro and in vivo models. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lys deficiency induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis and upregulated Lys transporters in vitro and in vivo...
December 24, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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