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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341273/editorial-getting-bullish-about-portal-hypertension-chronic-treatment-with-oral-taurine-author-s-reply
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EDITORIAL
A Ferlitsch
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February 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341272/editorial-getting-bullish-about-portal-hypertension-chronic-treatment-with-oral-taurine
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EDITORIAL
P D J Dunne, J A Fallowfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341105/metabolomic-characterization-of-human-hippocampus-from-drug-resistant-epilepsy-with-mesial-temporal-seizure
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Julien Detour, Caroline Bund, Charles Behr, Hélène Cebula, Ercument A Cicek, Maria-Paola Valenti-Hirsch, Béatrice Lannes, Benoît Lhermitte, Astrid Nehlig, Pierre Kehrli, François Proust, Edouard Hirsch, Izzie-Jacques Namer
OBJECTIVE: Within a complex systems biology perspective, we wished to assess whether hippocampi with established neuropathological features have distinct metabolome. Apparently normal hippocampi with no signs of sclerosis (noHS), were compared to hippocampal sclerosis (HS) type 1 (HS1) and/or type 2 (HS2). Hippocampus metabolome from patients with epilepsy-associated neuroepithelial tumors (EANTs), namely, gangliogliomas (GGs) and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNTs), was also compared to noHS epileptiform tissue...
January 17, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334621/taurine-as-a-green-bio-organic-catalyst-for-the-preparation-of-bio-active-barbituric-and-thiobarbituric-acid-derivatives-in-water-media
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Nader Daneshvar, Farhad Shirini, Mohaddeseh Safarpoor Nikoo Langarudi, Reyhaneh Karimi-Chayjani
Taurine, a β-amino acid that is abundantly available in the tissues of human and animals, is efficiently used as a green bio-organic catalyst in the preparation of some of the biologically active barbituric and thiobarbituric acid derivatives. In the presence of taurine, 5-Arylidene (thio) barbituric acid derivatives were prepared via Knovenagel reaction between aldehydes and (thio)barbituric acid. Using this reagent also pyrano[2,3-d]pyrimidinone(thione) derivatives were synthesized through a three-component reaction between aldehydes, (thio)barbituric and malononitrile...
December 21, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332818/a-novel-dual-labeling-approach-enables-converting-fluorescence-labeling-reagents-into-fluorogenic-ones-via-introduction-of-purification-tags-application-to-determination-of-glyoxylic-acid-in-serum
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Mahmoud El-Maghrabey, Masaki Mine, Naoya Kishikawa, Kaname Ohyama, Naotaka Kuroda
Pre-column derivatization with fluorescence labeling reagents involves many problems including crowded chromatograms, possibility of the introduction of analytical errors, and poor selectivity. Herein we report a novel purification tag/fluorophore dual labeling approach based on a multi-component reaction to solve this major problem. Glyoxylic acid was recently identified as an early biomarker for diabetes, thus it was selected as a model analyte for our new dual labeling approach. Using the multi-component Petasis reaction, we could introduce a fluorophore (1-pyreneboronic acid, 1-PyBA) and a purification tag (taurine) to our target analyte (glyoxylic acid) in one step reaction...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331845/effect-of-levetiracetam-on-extracellular-amino-acid-levels-in-the-dorsal-hippocampus-of-rats-with-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Pichardo Macías Luz Adriana, Ramírez Mendiola Blanca Alcira, Contreras García Itzel Jatziri, Zamudio Hernández Sergio Roberto, Chávez Pacheco Juan Luis, Sánchez Huerta Karla Berenice, Mendoza Torreblanca Julieta Griselda
Levetiracetam (LEV) is an anticonvulsant drug with a unique mechanism of action that is not completely understood. However, its activity profile may involve effects on excitatory and/or inhibitory neurotransmission since the primary target of LEV, synaptic vesicle protein 2A, is ubiquitously expressed in all types of synaptic vesicles. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to explore the effect of LEV (300 mg/kg/day for one week, administered via osmotic mini-pumps) on neurotransmitter release and its probable selective effect on extracellular gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA), glutamate (Glu), aspartate (Asp), glutamine (Gln), taurine (Tau) and glycine (Gly) concentrations (using in vivo microdialysis under basal and high-K+ conditions) in the dorsal hippocampus (DH), a region that undergoes major synaptic changes during epilepsy...
January 5, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329909/the-signaling-role-for-chloride-in-the-bidirectional-communication-between-neurons-and-astrocytes
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REVIEW
Corinne S Wilson, Alexander A Mongin
It is well known that the electrical signaling in neuronal networks is modulated by chloride (Cl-) fluxes via the inhibitory GABAA and glycine receptors. Here, we discuss the putative contribution of Cl- fluxes and intracellular Cl- to other forms of information transfer in the CNS, namely the bidirectional communication between neurons and astrocytes. The manuscript (i) summarizes the generic functions of Cl- in cellular physiology, (ii) recaps molecular identities and properties of Cl- transporters and channels in neurons and astrocytes, and (iii) analyzes emerging studies implicating Cl- in the modulation of neuroglial communication...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329629/estimates-of-repeatability-and-correlations-of-hemoparasites-infection-levels-for-cattle-reared-in-endemic-areas-for-rhipicephalus-microplus
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Rodrigo Giglioti, Henrique Nunes de Oliveira, Talita Barban Bilhassi, Amanda Izeli Portilho, Cintia Hiromi Okino, Cintia Righetti Marcondes, Marcia Cristina de Sena Oliveira
Rhipicephalus microplus is a vector of cattle tick fever, a disease caused by the protozoans Babesia bovisand B. bigemina, and also anaplasmosis, produced by the Rickettsiales Anaplasma marginale. These tick-borne pathogens cause considerable losses to Brazilian livestock breeders and represent an obstacle to the expanded use of taurine breeds due to their higher sensitivity to ticks and hemoparasites compared to zebu breeds. Differences in the susceptibility to hemoparasites were also verified within breeds, suggesting that may be possible to select a most resistant phenotype...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326089/associations-between-markers-of-oxidative-stress-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-function-and-to-the-influence-of-resistance-exercise-training-in-older-adults
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Ciriaco Carru, Mariasole Da Boit, Panagiotis Paliogiannis, Angelo Zinellu, Salvatore Sotgia, Rachael Sibson, Judith R Meakin, Richard M Aspden, Arduino A Mangoni, Stuart R Gray
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress (OS) negatively affects skeletal muscle homeostasis in experimental models of ageing. However, little is known about the associations between circulating OS markers and parameters of muscle mass and function, and their responses to exercise training, in humans. METHODS: Maximal voluntary contraction (MVC, primary outcome) and isokinetic torque of the knee extensors at 30° s-1 (MIT), muscle cross-sectional area (MCSA) and quality (MQ, secondary outcomes), and plasma concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA, pro-OS), homocysteine (HCY, pro-OS), taurine (TAU, anti-OS), and protein sulphydryl groups (PSH, anti-OS) were measured in 27 healthy older males and 23 females at baseline and after an 18-week resistance exercise program, with or without a nutritional intervention (fish oil vs...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325880/cryoprotective-effect-of-glutamine-taurine-and-proline-on-post-thaw-semen-quality-and-dna-integrity-of-donkey-spermatozoa
#10
M Bottrel, D Acha, I Ortiz, M Hidalgo, J Gósalvez, J Camisão, J Dorado
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of amino acid addition to semen on post-thaw quality of donkey spermatozoa. Eighteen ejaculates were pooled and divided into aliquots which were cryopreserved in Gent A® containing 1% ethylene glycol (Gent-EG) and supplemented with 0 (as control), 20, 40, or 60 mM of glutamine, proline, or taurine. The greatest concentration (60 mM) of glutamine and taurine resulted in greater (P < 0.001) post-thaw sperm motility. Amino acid supplementation did not improve (P > 0...
December 30, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325148/effect-of-dietary-%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-on-growth-performance-meat-quality-carnosine-content-and-gene-expression-of-carnosine-related-enzymes-in-broilers
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Bo Qi, Jing Wang, You-Biao Ma, Shu-Geng Wu, Guang-Hai Qi, Hai-Jun Zhang
The objective of the current study was to investigate the effect of dietary β-alanine supplementation on growth performance, meat quality, antioxidant ability, carnosine content, and gene expression of carnosine-related enzymes in broiler chicks. We randomly assigned 540 1-day-old Arbor Acres broilers to 5 dietary treatments supplemented with 0 (control group), 250, 500, 1,000, or 2,000 mg/kg of β-alanine (mg β-alanine per kg feed). Each treatment included 6 replicates of 18 birds. The feeding trial lasted for 42 d...
January 6, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321088/upregulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-tug1-promotes-bladder-cancer-cell-5-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-inhibiting-mir-29c
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Peng Guo, Guohui Zhang, Jialin Meng, Qian He, Zhihui Li, Yawei Guan
Bladder cancer (BC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the word. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) taurine-upregulated gene 1 (TUG1) plays an important role in the development and progression of numerous cancers, including BC. However, the exact role of TUG1 in modulating BC progression is still poorly known. In this study, we found that TUG1 was upregulated and microRNA-29c (miR-29c) was downregulated in BC tissues and cell lines. Overexpression of TUG1 promoted the cell proliferation of T24 and EJ cells, whereas TUG1 knockdown had the opposite effect...
January 10, 2018: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320742/defective-mitochondrial-trna-taurine-modification-activates-global-proteostress-and-leads-to-mitochondrial-disease
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Md Fakruddin, Fan-Yan Wei, Takeo Suzuki, Kana Asano, Takashi Kaieda, Akiko Omori, Ryoma Izumi, Atsushi Fujimura, Taku Kaitsuka, Keishi Miyata, Kimi Araki, Yuichi Oike, Luca Scorrano, Tsutomu Suzuki, Kazuhito Tomizawa
A subset of mitochondrial tRNAs (mt-tRNAs) contains taurine-derived modifications at 34U of the anticodon. Loss of taurine modification has been linked to the development of mitochondrial diseases, but the molecular mechanism is still unclear. Here, we showed that taurine modification is catalyzed by mitochondrial optimization 1 (Mto1) in mammals. Mto1 deficiency severely impaired mitochondrial translation and respiratory activity. Moreover, Mto1-deficient cells exhibited abnormal mitochondrial morphology owing to aberrant trafficking of nuclear DNA-encoded mitochondrial proteins, including Opa1...
January 9, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318932/decreased-taurine-and-creatine-in-the-thalamus-may-relate-to-behavioral-impairments-in-ethanol-fed-mice-a-pilot-study-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Su Xu, Wenjun Zhu, Yamin Wan, JiaBei Wang, Xi Chen, Liya Pi, Mary Kay Lobo, Bin Ren, Zhekang Ying, Michael Morris, Qi Cao
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is highly prevalent, observed in up to 80% of patients with liver dysfunction. Minimal hepatic encephalopathy is defined as hepatic encephalopathy with cognitive deficits and no grossly evident neurologic abnormalities. Clinical management may be delayed due to the lack of in vivo quantitative methods needed to reveal changes in brain neurobiochemical biomarkers. To gain insight into the development of alcoholic liver disease-induced neurological dysfunction (NDF), a mouse model of late-stage alcoholic liver fibrosis (LALF) was used to investigate changes in neurochemical levels in the thalamus and hippocampus that relate to behavioral changes...
January 2018: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313412/physicochemical-screening-for-chemical-stabilizer-of-erythropoietin-to-prevent-its-aggregation
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Mehri Mortazavi, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Soroush Sardari, Kayhan Azadmanesh, Reza Mahdian, Hooman Kaghazian, Seyed Nezamedin Hosseini, Elnaz Shams
Recombinant protein aggregation is a problematic issue and can provoke immunological response. The aim of this study was to analyze the stability of erythropoietin, as a therapeutic protein expressed in mammalian cells, in the presence of different chemicals and find a specific stabilizer for erythropoietin. The effects of several chemicals, including mannitol, betaine, trehalose, taurine, linoleic acid, beta cyclodextrin, copper sulfate, spermidine, maltose, maltodextrin, sucrose, dextran, beta alanine, myo-inositol and cysteine, on protein stabilization through the thermally induced aggregation of erythropoietin were monitored...
January 9, 2018: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309877/development-of-a-mechanistic-biokinetic-model-for-hepatic-bile-acid-handling-to-predict-possible-cholestatic-effects-of-drugs
#16
Sylvia Notenboom, Karl M Weigand, Johannes H Proost, Marola M van Lipzig, Evita van de Steeg, Petra H H van den Broek, Rick Greupink, Frans G M Russel, Geny M M Groothuis
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a common reason for drug withdrawal from the market. An important cause of DILI is drug-induced cholestasis. One of the major players involved in drug-induced cholestasis is the bile salt efflux pump (BSEP; ABCB11). Inhibition of BSEP by drugs potentially leads to cholestasis due to increased (toxic) intrahepatic concentrations of bile acids with subsequent cell injury. In order to investigate the possibilities for in silico prediction of cholestatic effects of drugs, we developed a mechanistic biokinetic model for human liver bile acid handling populated with human in vitro data...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305652/-doping-with-illegal-and-legal-substances-in-old-age
#17
REVIEW
Thomas Münzer
The number of old persons who participate in sports and can even achieve peak performances is increasing steadily. Normal aging, however, is associated with decreased muscle strength and a decline in cardiovascular endurance even in those persons who regularly participate in sports. Thus, it seems obvious to impact on muscle mass and muscle strength by using anabolic substances. The number of older persons who illegally use doping substances is currently unknown. Besides classical anabolic drugs, other proteins and amino acids are used to impact on muscle mass or strength...
January 5, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300786/signatures-of-positive-selection-in-african-butana-and-kenana-dairy-zebu-cattle
#18
Hussain Bahbahani, Bashir Salim, Faisal Almathen, Fahad Al Enezi, Joram M Mwacharo, Olivier Hanotte
Butana and Kenana are two types of zebu cattle found in Sudan. They are unique amongst African indigenous zebu cattle because of their high milk production. Aiming to understand their genome structure, we genotyped 25 individuals from each breed using the Illumina BovineHD Genotyping BeadChip. Genetic structure analysis shows that both breeds have an admixed genome composed of an even proportion of indicine (0.75 ± 0.03 in Butana, 0.76 ± 0.006 in Kenana) and taurine (0.23 ± 0.009 in Butana, 0.24 ± 0.006 in Kenana) ancestries...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285672/stimulatory-effect-of-dietary-taurine-on-growth-performance-digestive-enzymes-activity-antioxidant-capacity-and-tolerance-of-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio-l-fry-to-salinity-stress
#19
Mohsen Abdel-Tawwab, Mohamed N Monier
The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of dietary taurine (Tau) on performance, digestive enzymes, antioxidant activity, and resistance of common carp, Cyprinus carpio L., fry to salinity stress. Fish (0.97 ± 0.033 g) were fed on different taurine levels of 0.0 (control), 5, 10, 15, or 20 g/kg diet up to satiation twice daily for 8 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, fish were stressed by exposure to 10 ppt salinity for 3 days during which fish mortality was observed. Fish performance was significantly (P < 0...
December 28, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282544/diet-induced-glucose-homeostasis-dysregulation-is-enhanced-by-taurine-supplementation-in-ovariectomized-mice
#20
Roberta de Souza Santos, Rafael L Camargo, Emerielle C Vanzela, Thiago M Batista, Priscila N Morato, Nayara C Leite, Juliana C Rovani, Marta García-Arévalo, Deborah J Clegg, Everardo M Carneiro
Low levels of estrogens are associated with obesity-related comorbidities. Mice with lower levels of estrogens are thereby more sensitive to the effects of a high-fat-diet (HFD) for the development of glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. Studies in vivo have demonstrated that taurine (TAU) supplementation prevents glucose and insulin resistance. Thus, we aimed to investigate the potential beneficial effects of TAU supplementation on glucose homeostasis of mice with low levels of estrogens fed with a HFD...
December 27, 2017: Amino Acids
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