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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089927/metabolism-of-selective-20-epi-vitamin-d3-analogs-in-rat-osteosarcoma-umr-106-cells-isolation-and-identification-of-four-novel-c-1-fatty-acid-esters-of-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxy-16-ene-20-epi-vitamin-d3
#1
Caroline Ceailles Flarakos, Andrew Weiskopf, Matthew Robinson, Guoshun Wang, Paul Vouros, Gino J Sasso, Milan R Uskokovic, G Satyanarayana Reddy
Analogs of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (S1) with 20-epi modification (20-epi analogs) possess unique biological properties. We previously reported that 1α,25-dihydroxy-20-epi-vitamin D3 (S2), the basic 20-epi analog is metabolized into less polar metabolites (LPMs) in rat osteosarcoma cells (UMR-106) but not in a perfused rat kidney. Furthermore, we also noted that only selective 20-epi analogs are metabolized into LPMs. For example, 1α,25-dihydroxy-16-ene-20-epi-vitamin D3 (S4), but not 1α,25-dihydroxy-16-ene-23-yne-20-epi-vitamin D3 (S5) is metabolized into LPMs...
January 12, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087294/bioactive-metabolites-of-docosahexaenoic-acid
#2
REVIEW
Ondrej Kuda
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid that is recognized as a beneficial dietary constituent and as a source of the anti-inflammatory specialized proresolving mediators (SPM): resolvins, protectins and maresins. Apart from SPMs, other metabolites of DHA also exert potent biological effects. This article summarizes current knowledge on the metabolic pathways involved in generation of DHA metabolites. Over 70 biologically active metabolites have been described, but are often discussed separately within specific research areas...
January 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071669/use-of-fibonacci-numbers-in-lipidomics-enumerating-various-classes-of-fatty-acids
#3
Stefan Schuster, Maximilian Fichtner, Severin Sasso
In lipid biochemistry, a fundamental question is how the potential number of fatty acids increases with their chain length. Here, we show that it grows according to the famous Fibonacci numbers when cis/trans isomerism is neglected. Since the ratio of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers tends to the Golden section, 1.618, organisms can increase fatty acid variability approximately by that factor per carbon atom invested. Moreover, we show that, under consideration of cis/trans isomerism and/or of modification by hydroxy and/or oxo groups, diversity can be described by generalized Fibonacci numbers (e...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061412/nature-of-fly-ash-amendments-differently-influences-oxidative-stress-alleviation-in-four-forest-tree-species-and-metal-trace-element-phytostabilization-in-aged-contaminated-soil-a-long-term-field-experiment
#4
Sonia Labidi, Stéphane Firmin, Anthony Verdin, Géraldine Bidar, Frédéric Laruelle, Francis Douay, Pirouz Shirali, Joël Fontaine, Anissa Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui
Aided phytostabilization using coal fly ashes (CFAs) is an interesting technique to clean-up polluted soils and valorizing industrial wastes. In this context, our work aims to study the effect of two CFAs: silico-aluminous (CFA1) and sulfo-calcic (CFA2) ones, 10 years after their addition, on the phytostabilization of a highly Cd (cadmium), Pb (lead) and Zn (zinc) contaminated agricultural soil, with four forest tree species: Robinia pseudoacacia, Alnus glutinosa, Acer pseudoplatanus and Salix alba. To assess the effect of CFAs on trees, leaf fatty acid composition, malondialdehyde (MDA), oxidized and reduced glutathione contents ratio (GSSG: GSH), 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), Peroxidase (PO) and Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were examined...
January 3, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056321/-the-significance-of-8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine-acid-in-the-diagnosis-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#5
Y Jiang, T Han, Z G Zhang, S Q Lu, Y Q Mi, L Xu, F X Qi, Y Zhang, G D Song
Objective: To evaluate the significance of serum 8-hydroxy-deoxyguanosine acid(8-OHdG) in the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Methods: Patients or healthy subjects were enrolled at the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University and the Second People's Hospital of Tianjin from May 2013 to December 2015. A total of 41 patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were enrolled in the study, including 20 nonalcoholic simple fatty liver (NAFL) patients and 21 NASH patients whose diagnosis were proven by liver biopsy...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049856/irregular-pollen-exine1-is-a-novel-factor-in-anther-cuticle-and-pollen-exine-formation
#6
Xiaoyang Chen, Hua Zhang, Huayue Sun, Hongbing Luo, Li Zhao, Zhaobin Dong, Shuangshuang Yan, Cheng Zhao, Renyi Liu, Chunyan Xu, Song Li, Huabang Chen, Weiwei Jin
Anther cuticle and pollen exine are protective barriers for pollen development and fertilization. Despite that several regulators have been identified for anther cuticle and pollen exine development in rice (Oryza sativa) and Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), few genes have been characterized in maize (Zea mays) and the underlying regulatory mechanism remains elusive. Here, we report a novel male-sterile mutant in maize, irregular pollen exine1 (ipe1), which exhibited a glossy outer anther surface, abnormal Ubisch bodies, and defective pollen exine...
January 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040472/proatherogenic-effects-of-4-hydroxynonenal
#7
Anne Nègre-Salvayre, Sandra Garoby-Salom, Audrey Swiader, Myriam Rouahi, Mélanie Pucelle, Robert Salvayre
4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) is a α,β-unsaturated hydroxyalkenal generated by peroxidation of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid. This reactive carbonyl compound exhibits a huge number of biological properties that result mainly from the formation of HNE-adducts on free amino groups and thiol groups in proteins. In the vascular system, HNE adduct accumulation progressively leads to cellular dysfunction and tissue damages that are involved in the progression of atherosclerosis and related diseases. HNE contributes to the atherogenicity of oxidized LDL, by forming HNE-apoB adducts that deviate the LDL metabolism to the scavenger receptor pathway of macrophagic cells, and lead to the formation of foam cells...
December 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030790/nutrient-deprivation-in-neuroblastoma-cells-alters-4-hydroxynonenal-induced-stress-response
#8
Lars Zimmermann, Rudolf Moldzio, Katarina Vazdar, Christopher Krewenka, Elena E Pohl
4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE), a toxic lipid peroxidation product, is associated with oxidative damage in cells and involved in various diseases including the initiation and progression of cancer. Cancer cells have a high, adaptable metabolism with a shift from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis and rely on high levels of glucose and glutamine as essential nutrients for cell growth. Here we investigated whether the toxic effects of HNE on the mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) of cancer cells depends on their metabolic state by deprivation of glucose and/or glutamine...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025003/chemical-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-%C3%AF-hydroxy-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
#9
Sung Hee Hwang, Karen Wagner, Jian Xu, Jun Yang, Xichun Li, Zhengyu Cao, Christophe Morisseau, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Bruce D Hammock
ω-Hydroxy polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), natural metabolites from arachidonic acid (ARA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were prepared via convergent synthesis approach using two key steps: Cu-mediated CC bond formation to construct methylene skipped poly-ynes and a partial alkyne hydrogenation where the presence of excess 2-methyl-2-butene as an additive that is proven to be critical for the success of partial reduction of the poly-ynes to the corresponding cis-alkenes without over-hydrogenation...
December 2, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012395/regulatory-mechanism-of-mineral-balanced-deep-sea-water-on-hypocholesterolemic-effects-in-hepg2-hepatic-cells
#10
Kyu-Shik Lee, Yun-Suk Kwon, Soyoung Kim, Deok-Soo Moon, Hyeon Ju Kim, Kyung-Soo Nam
Several previous studies have shown the benefits of deep sea water (DSW) in lipid metabolism. However, the effects of DSW on cellular cholesterol accumulation and synthesis induced by high glucose or free fatty acid plus high glucose [4.5g/L] (FFA/glucose) have not been fully elucidated to date. Herein, we showed the effects of mineral-balanced DSW [magnesium (Mg):calcium (Ca)=3:1] (MB-DSW) on cholesterol metabolism induced by high glucose or FFA/glucose in HepG2 hepatic cells. Moreover, the effects of high ratio Mg DSW [Mg:Ca=40:1] (Mg40) were also investigated...
December 21, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002075/what-factors-influence-protein-synthesis-and-degradation-in-critical-illness
#11
Filippo G Di Girolamo, Roberta Situlin, Gianni Biolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The optimal approach to improve protein metabolism in critical illness is not yet fully defined. Here, we have summarized recent literature dealing with the main catabolic and anabolic factors influencing protein kinetics in acute hypercatabolic patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Protein/amino acid intake levels should be adapted to type and severity of illness, keeping in mind that energy overfeeding is associated with poor outcome. A number of anticatabolic nutraceuticals and drugs have been tested in acute patients...
December 20, 2016: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997074/production-of-8-11-dihydroxy-and-8-hydroxy-unsaturated-fatty-acids-from-unsaturated-fatty-acids-by-recombinant-escherichia-coli-expressing-8-11-linoleate-diol-synthase-from-penicillium-chrysogenum
#12
Min-Ji Kim, Min-Ju Seo, Kyung-Chul Shin, Deok-Kun Oh
Hydroxy unsaturated fatty acids can be used as antimicrobial surfactants. 8,11-Linoleate diol synthase (8,11-LDS) catalyzes the conversion of unsaturated fatty acid to 8-hydroperoxy unsaturated fatty acid, and it is subsequently isomerized to 8,11-dihydroxy unsaturated fatty acid by the enzyme. The optimal reaction conditions of recombinant Escherichia coli cells expressing Penicillium chrysogenum 8,11-LDS for the production of 8,11-dihydroxy-9,12(Z,Z)-octadecadienoic acid (8,11-DiHODE), 8,11-dihydroxy-9,12,15(Z,Z,Z)-octadecatrienoic acid (8,11-DiHOTrE), 8-hydroxy-9(Z)-hexadecenoic acid (8-HHME), and 8-hydroxy-9(Z)-octadecenoic acid (8-HOME) were pH 7...
December 20, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993730/contribution-of-the-hne-immunohistochemistry-to-modern-pathological-concepts-of-major-human-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Kamelija Zarkovic, Antonia Jakovcevic, Neven Zarkovic
Excessive production of reactive oxygen species can induce peroxidation of the polyunsaturated fatty acids thus generating reactive aldehydes like 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE), denoted as "the second messenger of free radicals". Because HNE has high binding affinity for cysteine, histidine and lysine it forms relatively stable and hardly metabolized protein adducts. By changing structure and function of diverse structural and regulatory proteins, HNE achieves not only cytotoxic, but also regulatory functions in various pathophysiological processes...
December 16, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988124/increased-serum-serotonin-improves-parturient-calcium-homeostasis-in-dairy-cows
#14
Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Laura L Hernandez, Samantha Weaver, Rupert M Bruckmaier
Hypocalcemia in dairy cows is caused by the sudden increase in calcium demand by the mammary gland for milk production at the onset of lactation. Serotonin (5-HT) is a key factor for calcium homeostasis, modulating calcium concentration in blood. Therefore, it is hypothesized that administration of 5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan (5-HTP), a 5-HT precursor, can increase 5-HT concentrations in blood and, in turn, induce an increase in blood calcium concentration. In this study, 20 Holstein dairy cows were randomly assigned to 2 experimental groups...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966343/biosynthetic-origin-of-the-ether-ring-in-platensimycin
#15
Jeffrey D Rudolf, Liao-Bin Dong, Karina Manoogian, Ben Shen
Platensimycin (PTM) and platencin (PTN) are highly functionalized bacterial diterpenoid natural products that target bacterial and mammalian fatty acid synthases. PTM and PTN feature varying diterpene-derived ketolides that are linked to the same 3-amino-2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid moiety. As a result, PTM is a selective inhibitor for FabF/FabB, while PTN is a dual inhibitor of FabF/FabB and FabH. We previously determined that the PTM cassette, consisting of five genes found in the ptm, but not ptn, gene cluster, partitions the biosynthesis of the PTM and PTN diterpene-derived ketolides...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965989/human-carnitine-biosynthesis-proceeds-via-2s-3s-3-hydroxy-n-%C3%AE%C2%B5-trimethyllysine
#16
Robert K Leśniak, Suzana Markolovic, Kaspars Tars, Christopher J Schofield
N(ε)-Trimethyllysine hydroxylase (TMLH) catalyses the first step in mammalian biosynthesis of carnitine, which plays a crucial role in fatty acid metabolism. The stereochemistry of the 3-hydroxy-N(ε)-trimethyllysine product of TMLH has not been defined. We report enzymatic and asymmetric synthetic studies, which define the product of TMLH catalysis as (2S,3S)-3-hydroxy-N(ε)-trimethyllysine.
December 22, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959901/seasonal-variations-in-surface-metabolite-composition-of-fucus-vesiculosus-and-fucus-serratus-from-the-baltic-sea
#17
Esther Rickert, Martin Wahl, Heike Link, Hannes Richter, Georg Pohnert
Perennial macroalgae within the genus Fucus are known to exude metabolites through their outer thallus surface. Some of these metabolites have pro- and/or antifouling properties. Seasonal fluctuations of natural fouling pressure and chemical fouling control strength against micro- and macrofoulers have previously been observed in Fucus, suggesting that control strength varies with threat. To date, a study on the seasonal composition of surface associated metabolites, responsible for much of the fouling control, has not been done...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959864/erratum-docosahexaenoic-acid-derived-fatty-acid-esters-of-hydroxy-fatty-acids-fahfas-with-anti-inflammatory-properties-diabetes-2016-65-2580-2590
#18
Ondrej Kuda, Marie Brezinova, Martina Rombaldova, Barbora Slavikova, Martin Posta, Petr Beier, Petra Janovska, Jiri Veleba, Jan Kopecky, Eva Kudova, Terezie Pelikanova, Jan Kopecky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940345/characterization-of-s-nitrosoglutathione-reductase-from-brassica-and-lactuca-spp-and-its-modulation-during-plant-development
#19
Tereza Tichá, Lucie Činčalová, David Kopečný, Michaela Sedlářová, Martina Kopečná, Lenka Luhová, Marek Petřivalský
Cellular homeostasis of S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), a major cache of nitric oxide bioactivity in plants, is controlled by the NADH-dependent S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) belonging to the family of class III alcohol dehydrogenases (EC 1.1.1.1). GSNOR is a key regulator of S-nitrosothiol metabolism and is involved in plant responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. This study was focused on GSNOR from two important crop plants, cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, BoGSNOR) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa, LsGSNOR)...
December 8, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939244/effect-of-dietary-n-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-on-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-atorvastatin-administered-shr-cg-lepr-cp-ndmcr-rats-a-metabolic-syndrome-model
#20
Abdullah Al Mamun, Michio Hashimoto, Masanori Katakura, Yoko Tanabe, Satoru Tsuchikura, Shahdat Hossain, Osamu Shido
The effects of cholesterol-lowering statins, which substantially benefit future cardiovascular events, on fatty acid metabolism have remained largely obscured. In this study, we investigated the effects of atorvastatin on fatty acid metabolism together with the effects of TAK-085 containing highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ethyl ester on atorvastatin-induced n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid lowering in SHR.Cg-Lepr(cp)/NDmcr (SHRcp) rats, as a metabolic syndrome model...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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