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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214548/global-stability-of-an-%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-dependent-dioxygenase-taud-and-its-related-complexes
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Kate L Henderson, Mingjie Li, Salette Martinez, Edwin A Lewis, Robert P Hausinger, Joseph P Emerson
BACKGROUND: TauD is a nonheme iron(II) and α-ketoglutarate (αKG) dependent dioxygenase, and a member of a broader family of enzymes that oxidatively decarboxylate αKG to succinate and carbon dioxide thereby activating O2 to perform a range of oxidation reactions. However before O2 activation can occur, these enzymes bind both substrate and cofactor in an effective manner. Here the thermodynamics associated with substrate and cofactor binding to FeTauD are explored. METHODS: Thermal denaturation of TauD and its enzyme-taurine, enzyme-αKG, and enzyme-taurine-αKG complexes are explored using circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
February 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210544/cataracts-and-strabismus-associated-with-hand-rearing-using-artificial-milk-formulas-in-bengal-tiger-panthera-tigris-spp-tigris-cubs
#2
Rogério Ribas Lange, Leandro Lima, Erika Frühvald, Vera Sônia Nunes da Silva, Aparecida Sônia de Souza, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
The aim of this investigation is to describe the potential contributing nutritional factors involved in the development of ophthalmic and dermatologic changes in four Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris spp tigris) cubs fed an artificial milk formula. The affected animals were compared with two other tiger cubs that had been nursed by their dam naturally. After the first clinical signs appeared, the tiger cubs underwent ophthalmic evaluation. Severe symmetric generalized alopecia over the trunk, sparing the head and distal portion of the front and rear limbs, bilateral cataracts and strabismus were noticed...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205334/long-non-coding-rna-tug1-promotes-migration-and-invasion-by-acting-as-a-cerna-of-mir-335-5p-in-osteosarcoma-cells
#3
Yong Wang, Tao Yang, Zhen Zhang, Ming Lu, Wei Zhao, Xiandong Zeng, Weiguo Zhang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have now become the new hotspots in an ocean of diseases including osteosarcoma. The function of taurine up-regulated gene 1 (TUG1) and its working mechanism in osteosarcoma remain unclear. In our research, we found that TUG1 was elevated and correlated with a poor prognosis in osteosarcoma patients. Also, the following functional experiment showed that decreased TUG1 could remarkably inhibit osteosarcoma cell migration and invasion, indicating that TUG1 functioned as an oncogene in osteosarcoma...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203228/encapsulation-of-antifungals-in-micelles-protects-candida-albicans-during-gall-bladder-infection
#4
Shih-Hung Hsieh, Sascha Brunke, Matthias Brock
Candida albicans is a dimorphic fungus that colonizes human mucosal surfaces with the potential to cause life-threatening invasive candidiasis. Studies on systemic candidiasis in a murine infection model using in vivo real-time bioluminescence imaging revealed persistence of C. albicans in the gall bladder under antifungal therapy. Preliminary analyses showed that bile conferred resistance against a wide variety of antifungals enabling survival in this cryptic host niche. Here, bile and its components were studied for their ability to reduce antifungal efficacy in order to elucidate the underlying mechanism of protection...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203206/mild-and-short-term-caloric-restriction-prevents-obesity-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-young-zucker-rats-without-changing-in-metabolites-and-fatty-acids-cardiac-profile
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Gema Ruiz-Hurtado, Concha F García-Prieto, Helena Pulido-Olmo, Juan P Velasco-Martín, Palmira Villa-Valverde, María E Fernández-Valle, Lisardo Boscá, María Fernández-Velasco, Javier Regadera, Beatriz Somoza, María S Fernández-Alfonso
Caloric restriction (CR) ameliorates cardiac dysfunction associated with obesity. However, most of the studies have been performed under severe CR (30-65% caloric intake decrease) for several months or even years in aged animals. Here, we investigated whether mild (20% food intake reduction) and short-term (2-weeks) CR prevented the obese cardiomyopathy phenotype and improved the metabolic profile of young (14 weeks of age) genetically obese Zucker fa/fa rats. Heart weight (HW) and HW/tibia length ratio was significantly lower in fa/fa rats after 2 weeks of CR than in counterparts fed ad libitum...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202819/-melas-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes
#6
Hidetomo Murakami, Kenjiro Ono
Mitochondrial disease is caused by a deficiency in the energy supply to cells due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a mitochondrial disease that presents with stroke-like episodes such as acute onset of neurological deficits and characteristic imaging findings. Stroke-like episodes in MELAS have the following features: 1) neurological deficits due to localization of lesions in the brain, 2) episodes often accompany epilepsy, 3) lesions do not follow the vascular supply area, 4) lesions are more often seen in the posterior brain than in the anterior brain, 5) lesions spread to an adjacent area in the brain, and 6) neurological symptoms often disappear together with imaging findings, but later relapse...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197171/genome-wide-microrna-binding-site-variation-between-extinct-wild-aurochs-and-modern-cattle-identifies-candidate-microrna-regulated-domestication-genes
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Martin Braud, David A Magee, Stephen D E Park, Tad S Sonstegard, Sinead M Waters, David E MacHugh, Charles Spillane
The domestication of cattle from the now-extinct wild aurochs (Bos primigenius) involved selection for physiological and behavioral traits, with underlying genetic factors that remain largely unknown. Non-coding microRNAs have emerged as key regulators of the spatio-temporal expression of target genes controlling mammalian growth and development, including in livestock species. During the domestication process, selection of mutational changes in miRNAs and/or miRNA binding sites could have provided a mechanism to generate some of the traits that differentiate domesticated cattle from wild aurochs...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193731/selective-transport-of-neurotransmitters-and-modulators-by-distinct-volume-regulated-lrrc8-anion-channels
#8
Darius Lutter, Florian Ullrich, Jennifer C Lueck, Stefan Kempa, Thomas J Jentsch
In response to swelling, mammalian cells release chloride and organic osmolytes through VRAC volume-regulated anion channels. VRACs are heteromers of LRRC8A and other LRRC8 isoforms (B-E) which are co-expressed in HEK293 and most other cells. The spectrum of VRAC substrates and its dependence on particular LRRC8 isoforms remains largely unknown. We show that besides the osmolytes taurine and myo-inositol, LRRC8 channels transport the neurotransmitters glutamate, aspartate and GABA and the co-activator D-serine...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189056/metabolic-responses-to-intestine-regeneration-in-sea-cucumbers-apostichopus-japonicus
#9
Lina Sun, Jingchun Sun, Qinzeng Xu, Xiaoni Li, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers are excellent models for studying organ regeneration due to their striking capacity to regenerate most of their viscera after evisceration. In this study, we applied NMR-based metabolomics to determine the metabolite changes that occur during the process of intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. Partial least-squares discriminant analysis showed that there was significant differences in metabolism between regenerative intestines at 3, 7, and 14days post evisceration (dpe) and normal intestines...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186661/brain-neurochemical-and-hemodynamic-findings-in-the-ny1dd-mouse-model-of-mild-sickle-cell-disease
#10
Min-Hui Cui, Sandra M Suzuka, Nicholas A Branch, Kamalakar Ambadipudi, Sangeetha Thangaswamy, Seetharama A Acharya, Henny H Billett, Craig A Branch
To characterize the cerebral profile associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), we used in vivo proton MRI and MRS to quantify hemodynamics and neurochemicals in the thalamus of NY1DD mice, a mild model of SCD, and compared them with wild-type (WT) control mice. Compared with WT mice, NY1DD mice at steady state had elevated cerebral blood flow (CBF) and concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), glutamate (Glu), alanine, total creatine and N-acetylaspartylglutamate. Concentrations of glutathione (GSH) at steady state showed a negative correlation with BOLD signal change in response to 100% oxygen, a marker for oxidative stress, and mean diffusivity assessed using diffusion-tensor imaging, a marker for edematous inflammation...
February 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183059/copper-induced-metabolic-variation-of-oysters-overwhelmed-by-salinity-effects
#11
Chen Cao, Wen-Xiong Wang
In estuarine environments, Cu (copper) contamination is simultaneously coupled with salinity variation. In this study, (1)H NMR was applied to investigate the metabolic disturbance of estuarine oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis under both Cu and salinity stresses. Oysters were exposed to dissolved Cu (50 μg L(-1)) at different salinities (10, 15 and 25 psu) for six weeks, and the Cu accumulation in the oyster tissues was higher at lowered salinity. Based on the NMR-metabolomics results, disturbances induced by Cu and salinity was mainly related to osmotic regulation, energy metabolism and glycerophospholipid metabolism, as indicated by the alteration of important metabolic biomarkers such as alanine, citrate, glucose, glycogen, betaine, taurine, hypotaurine and homarine in the gills...
February 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182737/study-on-the-introgression-of-beef-breeds-in-canchim-cattle-using-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-markers
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Marcos Eli Buzanskas, Ricardo Vieira Ventura, Tatiane Cristina Seleguim Chud, Priscila Arrigucci Bernardes, Daniel Jordan de Abreu Santos, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano, Maurício Mello de Alencar, Maurício de Alvarenga Mudadu, Ricardo Zanella, Marcos Vinícius Gualberto Barbosa da Silva, Changxi Li, Flavio Schramm Schenkel, Danísio Prado Munari
The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of introgression of breeds in the Canchim (CA: 62.5% Charolais-37.5% Zebu) and MA genetic group (MA: 65.6% Charolais-34.4% Zebu) cattle using genomic information on Charolais (CH), Nelore (NE), and Indubrasil (IB) breeds. The number of animals used was 395 (CA and MA), 763 (NE), 338 (CH), and 37 (IB). The Bovine50SNP BeadChip from Illumina panel was used to estimate the levels of introgression of breeds considering the Maximum likelihood, Bayesian, and Single Regression method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179109/mechanisms-of-defense-against-products-of-cysteine-catabolism-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#13
Leonid Livshits, Arijit Kumar Chatterjee, Netanel Karbian, Rachel Abergel, Zohar Abergel, Einav Gross
Cysteine catabolism presents cells with a double-edged sword. On the one hand, cysteine degradation provides cells with essential molecules such as taurine and sulfide. The formation of sulfide in cells is thought to regulate important and diverse physiological processes including blood circulation, synaptic activity and inflammation. On the other hand, the catabolism of cysteine by gut microbiota can release high levels of sulfide that may underlie the development or relapse of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease affecting millions of people worldwide...
February 4, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174747/a-disease-associated-microbial-and-metabolomics-state-in-relatives-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
#14
Jonathan P Jacobs, Maryam Goudarzi, Namita Singh, Maomeng Tong, Ian H McHardy, Paul Ruegger, Miro Asadourian, Bo-Hyun Moon, Allyson Ayson, James Borneman, Dermot P B McGovern, Albert J Fornace, Jonathan Braun, Marla Dubinsky
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Microbes may increase susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by producing bioactive metabolites that affect immune activity and epithelial function. We undertook a family based study to identify microbial and metabolic features of IBD that may represent a predisease risk state when found in healthy first-degree relatives. METHODS: Twenty-one families with pediatric IBD were recruited, comprising 26 Crohn's disease patients in clinical remission, 10 ulcerative colitis patients in clinical remission, and 54 healthy siblings/parents...
November 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172627/p777-ursodeoxycholic-acid-and-its-taurine-glycine-conjugated-species-reduce-colitogenic-dysbiosis-and-equally-suppress-experimental-colitis-in-mice
#15
L Van den Bossche, P Hindryckx, L Devisscher, S Devriese, S Van Welden, T Holvoet, R Vilchez-Vargas, M Vital, D H Pieper, J Vanden Bussche, L Vanhaecke, T Van de Wiele, M De Vos, D Laukens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170180/therapeutic-prospective-of-infused-allogenic-cultured-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-traumatic-brain-injury-mice-a-longitudinal-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-assessment
#16
Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Poonam Rana, Subash Khushu, Gurudutta Gangenahalli
Improved therapeutic assessment of experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI), using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), would immensely benefit its therapeutic management. Neurometabolite patterns at injury site, measured with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) after MSCs transplantation, may serve as a bio-indicator of the recovery mechanism. This study used in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and 1H-MRS to evaluate the therapeutic prospects of implanted MSCs at injury site in experimental mice longitudinally up to 21 days...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168227/urine-metabolomic-analysis-to-detect-metabolites-associated-with-the-development-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy
#17
Deborah B Diercks, Kelly P Owen, Jeffrey A Kline, Mark E Sutter
OBJECTIVE: Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is a result of injury to the proximal tubules. The incidence of CIN is around 11% for imaging done in the acute care setting. We aim to analyze the metabolic patterns in the urine, before and after dosing with intravenous contrast for computed tomography (CT) imaging of the chest, to determine if metabolomic changes exist in patients who develop CIN. METHODS: A convenience sample of high risk patients undergoing a chest CT with intravenous contrast were eligible for enrollment...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161796/%C3%AE-n-methylamino-l-alanine-bmaa-perturbs-alanine-aspartate-and-glutamate-metabolism-pathways-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells-as-determined-by-metabolic-profiling
#18
Mikael K R Engskog, Lisa Ersson, Jakob Haglöf, Torbjörn Arvidsson, Curt Pettersson, Eva Brittebo
β-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid that induces long-term cognitive deficits, as well as an increased neurodegeneration and intracellular fibril formation in the hippocampus of adult rodents following short-time neonatal exposure and in vervet monkey brain following long-term exposure. It has also been proposed to be involved in the etiology of neurodegenerative disease in humans. The aim of this study was to identify metabolic effects not related to excitotoxicity or oxidative stress in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
February 4, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161170/maternal-supplementation-with-rumen-protected-methionine-increases-prepartal-plasma-methionine-concentration-and-alters-hepatic-mrna-abundance-of-1-carbon-methionine-and-transsulfuration-pathways-in-neonatal-holstein-calves
#19
C B Jacometo, Z Zhou, D Luchini, M N Corrêa, J J Loor
An important mechanism of nutritional "programming" induced by supplementation with methyl donors during pregnancy is the alteration of mRNA abundance in the offspring. We investigated the effects of rumen-protected Met (RPM) on abundance of 17 genes in the 1-carbon, Met, and transsulfuration pathways in calf liver from cows fed the same basal diet without (control, CON) or with RPM at 0.08% of diet dry matter/d (MET) from -21 through +30 d around calving. Biopsies (n = 8 calves per diet) were harvested on d 4, 14, 28, and 50 of age...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161165/supplemental-methionine-choline-or-taurine-alter-in-vitro-gene-network-expression-of-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes-from-neonatal-holstein-calves
#20
M K Abdelmegeid, M Vailati-Riboni, A Alharti, F Batistel, J J Loor
Isolated PMNL from neonatal calves were used to evaluate the effect of Met, choline, and taurine supplementation on mRNA expression of genes related to the Met cycle and innate immunity. Five neonatal Holstein calves (3 wk old) were used for PMNL isolation and in vitro culture. The selected genes were related to the 1-carbon and Met cycles, cell signaling and cytokine mediators, inflammation, antimicrobial and killing mechanism associated genes, immune mediators, adhesion, and pathogen recognition. The results indicated that supplementation of Met, choline, and taurine increased homocysteine synthesis through upregulation of SAHH...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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