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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187207/metabolomic-effects-of-ceo2-sio2-and-cuo-metal-oxide-nanomaterials-on-hepg2-cells
#1
Kirk T Kitchin, Steve Stirdivant, Brian L Robinette, Benjamin T Castellon, Xinhua Liang
BACKGROUND: To better assess potential hepatotoxicity of nanomaterials, human liver HepG2 cells were exposed for 3 days to five different CeO2 (either 30 or 100 μg/ml), 3 SiO2 based (30 μg/ml) or 1 CuO (3 μg/ml) nanomaterials with dry primary particle sizes ranging from 15 to 213 nm. Metabolomic assessment of exposed cells was then performed using four mass spectroscopy dependent platforms (LC and GC), finding 344 biochemicals. RESULTS: Four CeO2, 1 SiO2 and 1 CuO nanomaterials increased hepatocyte concentrations of many lipids, particularly free fatty acids and monoacylglycerols but only CuO elevated lysolipids and sphingolipids...
November 29, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183584/inhibition-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-protects-hepatocytes-from-aluminum-phosphide-induced-toxicity
#2
Ahmad Salimi, Maryam Paeezi, Bahareh Sadat Yousefsani, Shahin Shadnia, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Nasim Zamani, Jalal Pourahmad
Aluminum phosphide (AlP) poisoning is a severe toxicity with 30-70% mortality rate. However, several case reports presented AlP-poisoned patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and extensive hemolysis who survived the toxicity. This brought to our mind that maybe G6PD deficiency could protect the patients from severe fatal poisoning by this pesticide. In this research, we investigated the protective effect of 6-aminonicotinamide (6-AN)- as a well-established inhibitor of the NADP+- dependent enzyme 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase- on isolated rat hepatocytes in AlP poisoning...
November 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181726/the-inhibition-of-polyamine-biosynthesis-weakens-the-drought-tolerance-in-white-clover-trifolium-repens-associated-with-the-alteration-of-extensive-proteins
#3
Zhou Li, Yan Zhang, Dandan Peng, Yan Peng, Xinquan Zhang, Xiao Ma, Linkai Huang, Yanhong Yan
Changes of endogenous polyamine (PA) levels could be a key adaptive response to drought in plants. White clover pretreated with or without dicyclohexylamine (DCHA), an inhibitor of PA biosynthesis, was subjected to drought stress induced by 18% polyethylene glycol 6000 for 8 days in controlled growth chambers. Results showed that drought stress significantly increased endogenous PA content, whereas DCHA significantly decreased PA accumulation under drought stress. The attenuate PA biosynthesis was unfavorable for plant growth and drought tolerance, as reflected by significantly lower relative water content, relative growth rate, instantaneous water use efficiency, and cell membrane stability in leaves in response to drought...
November 28, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140437/metabolite-profiling-at-the-cellular-and-subcellular-level-reveals-metabolites-associated-with-salinity-tolerance-in-sugar-beet
#4
M Sazzad Hossain, Marcus Persicke, Abdelaleim Ismail ElSayed, Jörn Kalinowski, Karl-Josef Dietz
Sugar beet is among the most salt-tolerant crops. This study aimed to investigate the metabolic adaptation of sugar beet to salt stress at the cellular and subcellular levels. Seedlings were grown hydroponically and subjected to stepwise increases in salt stress up to 300 mM NaCl. Highly enriched fractions of chloroplasts were obtained by non-aqueous fractionation using organic solvents. Total leaf metabolites and metabolites in chloroplasts were profiled at 3 h and 14 d after reaching the maximum salinity stress of 300 mM NaCl...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038773/a-fusion-protein-strategy-for-soluble-expression-of-stevia-glycosyltransferase-ugt76g1-in-escherichia-coli
#5
Liangliang Chen, Ping Sun, Yan Li, Ming Yan, Lin Xu, Kequan Chen, Pingkai Ouyang
The UDP-glucosyltransferase UGT76G1 from Stevia rebaudiana converts stevioside to rebaudioside A via a one-step glycosylation reaction, which increases the amount of sweet-tasting rebaudioside A and decreases the amount of stevioside that has a bitter aftertaste. This enzyme could, therefore, conceivably be used to improve the organoleptic properties of steviol glycosides and offer a cost-effective preparation of high-purity rebaudioside A. Producing soluble enzymes by overexpression is a prerequisite for large-scale biocatalysis...
December 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033907/high-salt-diet-has-a-certain-impact-on-protein-digestion-and-gut-microbiota-a-sequencing-and-proteome-combined-study
#6
Chao Wang, Zixin Huang, Kequan Yu, Ruiling Ding, Keping Ye, Chen Dai, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong Zhou, Chunbao Li
High-salt diet has been considered to cause health problems, but it is still less known how high-salt diet affects gut microbiota, protein digestion, and passage in the digestive tract. In this study, C57BL/6J mice were fed low- or high-salt diets (0.25 vs. 3.15% NaCl) for 8 weeks, and then gut contents and feces were collected. Fecal microbiota was identified by sequencing the V4 region of 16S ribosomal RNA gene. Proteins and digested products of duodenal, jejunal, cecal, and colonic contents were identified by LC-MS-MS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992287/new-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-w-chromosome-in-lepidoptera
#7
Martina Dalíková, Magda Zrzavá, Irena Hladová, Petr Nguyen, Ivan Šonský, Martina Flegrová, Svatava Kubícková, Anna Voleníková, Akito Y Kawahara, Ralph S Peters, František Marec, Melissa Wilson Sayres
Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) represent the most diverse group of animals with heterogametic females. Although the vast majority of species has a WZ/ZZ (female/male) sex chromosome system, it is generally accepted that the ancestral system was Z/ZZ and the W chromosome has evolved in a common ancestor of Tischeriidae and Ditrysia. However, the lack of data on sex chromosomes in lower Lepidoptera has prevented a formal test of this hypothesis. Here, we performed a detailed analysis of sex chromosomes in Tischeria ekebladella (Tischeriidae) and 3 species representing lower Ditrysia, Cameraria ohridella (Gracillariidae), Plutella xylostella (Plutellidae), and Tineola bisselliella (Tineidae)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978059/acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-require-6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase-for-cell-growth-and-nadph-dependent-metabolic-reprogramming
#8
Haymanti Bhanot, Ellen L Weisberg, Mamatha M Reddy, Atsushi Nonami, Donna Neuberg, Richard M Stone, Klaus Podar, Ravi Salgia, James D Griffin, Martin Sattler
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are highly dependent on glycolytic pathways to generate metabolic energy and support cell growth, hinting at specific, targetable vulnerabilities as potential novel targets for drug development. Elevated levels of NADPH, a central metabolic factor involved in redox reactions, are common in myeloid leukemia cells, but the significance or biochemical basis underlying this increase is unknown. Using a small molecule analog that efficiently inhibits NADPH-producing enzymes, we found that AML cells require NADPH homeostasis for cell growth...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962162/correlation-between-root-respiration-and-the-levels-of-biomass-and-glycyrrhizic-acid-in-glycyrrhiza-uralensis
#9
Wenlan Liu, Zhirong Sun, Jixu Qu, Chunning Yang, Xiaomin Zhang, Xinxin Wei
The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between root respiration and the levels of biomass and glycyrrhizic acid in Glycyrrhiza uralensis. Root respiration was determined using a biological oxygen analyzer. Respiration-related enzymes including glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase plus 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, phosphohexose isomerase and succinate dehydrogenase, and respiratory pathways were evaluated. Biomass was determined by a drying-weighing method. In addition, the percentage of glycyrrhizic acid was detected using high-performance liquid chromatography...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946929/dietary-zinc-addition-influenced-zinc-and-lipid-deposition-in-the-fore-and-mid-intestine-of-juvenile-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco
#10
Guang-Hui Chen, Christer Hogstrand, Zhi Luo, Dian-Guang Zhang, Shi-Cheng Ling, Kun Wu
The present study explored the mechanisms of dietary Zn influencing Zn and lipid deposition in the fore- and mid- intestine in yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco, and investigated whether the mechanism was intestinal-region dependent. For this purpose, yellow catfish were fed three diets containing Zn levels of 8·83, 19·20 and 146·65 mg Zn/kg, respectively. Growth performance, intestinal TAG and Zn contents as well as activities and mRNA expression of enzymes and genes involved in Zn transport and lipid metabolism in the fore- and mid-intestine were analysed...
October 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892231/genome-wide-analysis-of-bacterial-determinants-of-plant-growth-promotion-and-induced-systemic-resistance-by-pseudomonas-fluorescens
#11
Xu Cheng, Desalegn W Etalo, Judith E van de Mortel, Ester Dekkers, Linh Nguyen, Marnix H Medema, Jos M Raaijmakers
Pseudomonas fluorescens strain SS101 (Pf.SS101) promotes growth of Arabidopsis thaliana, enhances greening and lateral root formation, and induces systemic resistance (ISR) against the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato (Pst). Here, targeted and untargeted approaches were adopted to identify bacterial determinants and underlying mechanisms involved in plant growth promotion and ISR by Pf.SS101. Based on targeted analyses, no evidence was found for volatiles, lipopeptides and siderophores in plant growth promotion by Pf...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888161/glyphosate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-affecting-peroxisomal-metabolism-and-triggers-activity-in-the-oxidative-phase-of-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-oxppp-involved-in-nadph-generation
#12
Larisse de Freitas-Silva, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Hayet Houmani, Luzimar Campos da Silva, José M Palma, Francisco J Corpas
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used worldwide. In susceptible plants, glyphosate affects the shikimate pathway and reduces aromatic amino acid synthesis. Using Arabidopsis seedlings grown in the presence of 20μM glyphosate, we analyzed H2O2, ascorbate, glutathione (GSH) and protein oxidation content as well as antioxidant catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and ascorbate-glutathione cycle enzyme activity. We also examined the principal NADPH-generating system components, including glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGDH), NADP-malic enzyme (NADP-ME) and NADP-isocitrate dehydrogenase (NADP-ICDH)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838222/effects-of-increased-nadph-concentration-by-metabolic-engineering-of-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-on-antibiotic-production-and-sporulation-in-streptomyces-lividans-tk24
#13
Xue-Mei Jin, Yong-Keun Chang, Jae Hag Lee, Soon-Kwang Hong
Most of the biosynthetic pathways for secondary metabolites are influenced by carbon metabolism and supply of cytosolic NADPH. We engineered carbon distribution to the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) and redesigned the host to produce high levels of NADPH and primary intermediates from the PPP. The main enzymes producing NADPH in the PPP, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (encoded by zwf1 and zwf2) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (encoded by zwf3), were overexpressed with opc encoding a positive allosteric effector essential for Zwf activity in various combinations in Streptomyces lividans TK24...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820096/lactobacillus-caviae-sp-nov-an-obligately-heterofermentative-bacterium-isolated-from-the-oral-cavity-of-a-guinea-pig-cavia-aperea-f-porcellus
#14
Jiri Killer, Radko Pechar, Pavel Švec, Hana Salmonová, Roman Švejstil, Martina Geigerová, Vojtěch Rada, Eva Vlková, Chahrazed Mekadim
A Gram-stain-positive, facultatively anaerobic, and catalase- and oxidase-negative bacterial strain designated MOZM2T, having 98.4 % 16S rRNA gene sequence identity with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016T, was isolated from a swab of the oral cavity of a home-bred guinea pig. Comparative analyses based on the hsp60, pheS and tuf genes confirmed L. reuteri as its closest relative species, with calculated sequence similarities of 92.8, 88.8 and 96.9 %, respectively. DNA-DNA hybridisation revealed a 42 % degree of genetic similarity between the novel strain and L...
August 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775155/peroxisomal-plant-metabolism-an-update-on-nitric-oxide-ca-2-and-the-nadph-recycling-network
#15
REVIEW
Francisco J Corpas, Juan B Barroso
Plant peroxisomes are recognized organelles that - with their capacity to generate greater amounts of H2O2 than other subcellular compartments - have a remarkable oxidative metabolism. However, over the last 15 years, new information has shown that plant peroxisomes contain other important molecules and enzymes, including nitric oxide (NO), peroxynitrite, a NADPH-recycling system, Ca(2+) and lipid-derived signals, such as jasmonic acid (JA) and nitro-fatty acid (NO2-FA). This highlights the potential for complex interactions within the peroxisomal nitro-oxidative metabolism, which also affects the status of the cell and consequently its physiological processes...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755490/metabolic-engineering-of-isopropyl-alcohol-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-with-13-c-metabolic-flux-analysis
#16
Nobuyuki Okahashi, Fumio Matsuda, Katsunori Yoshikawa, Tomokazu Shirai, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Mitsufumi Wada, Hiroshi Shimizu
Metabolic engineering of isopropyl alcohol (IPA)-producing Escherichia coli strains was conducted along with (13) C-metabolic flux analysis (MFA). A metabolically engineered E. coli strain expressing the adc gene derived from Clostridium acetobutylicum and the IPADH gene from C. beijerinckii did not produce IPA during its exponential growth phase in the aerobic batch culture. (13) C-MFA was carried out, and revealed a deficiency in NADPH regeneration for IPA production in growth phase. Based on these findings, we used nitrogen-starved culture conditions to reduce NADPH consumption for biomass synthesis...
December 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752954/identification-of-gntr-as-regulator-of-the-glucose-metabolism-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#17
A Daddaoua, A Corral-Lugo, J-L Ramos, Tino Krell
In contrast to Escherichia coli, glucose metabolism in pseudomonads occurs exclusively through the Entner-Doudoroff (ED) pathway. This pathway, as well as the three routes to generate the initial ED pathway substrate, 6-phosphogluconate, is regulated by the PtxS, HexR and GtrS/GltR systems. With GntR (PA2320) we report here the identification of an additional regulator in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. GntR repressed its own expression as well as that of the GntP gluconate permease. In contrast to PtxS and GtrS/GltR, GntR did not modulate expression of the toxA gene encoding the exotoxin A virulence factor...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746408/microwave-magnetic-proteomics-of-macrophages-from-patients-with-hiv-associated-cognitive-impairment
#18
Yisel M Cantres-Rosario, Frances M Acevedo-Mariani, Juliana Pérez-Laspiur, William E Haskins, Marines Plaud, Yadira M Cantres-Rosario, Richard Skolasky, Israel Méndez-Bermúdez, Valerie Wojna, Loyda M Meléndez
OBJECTIVE: HIV-infected monocytes can infiltrate the blood brain barrier as differentiated macrophages to the central nervous system, becoming the primary source of viral and cellular neurotoxins. The final outcome is HIV-associated cognitive impairment (HACI), which remain prevalent today, possibly due to the longer life-span of the patients treated with combined anti-retroviral therapy. Our main goal was to characterize the proteome of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) from HACI patients, and its association with their cognitive status, to find novel targets for therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713273/inhibition-of-6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-ovarian-and-lung-cancer
#19
Wujian Zheng, Qi Feng, Jiao Liu, Yanke Guo, Lvfen Gao, Ruiman Li, Meng Xu, Guizhen Yan, Zhinan Yin, Shuai Zhang, Shuangping Liu, Changliang Shan
Cisplatin (DDP) is currently one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs for treating ovarian and lung cancer. However, resistance to cisplatin is common and it often leads to therapy failure. In addition, the precise mechanism of cisplatin resistance is still in its infancy. In this study, we demonstrated that the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway enzyme 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD) promotes cisplatin resistance. We showed that cisplatin-resistant cancer cells (C13(∗) and A549DDP), had higher levels of 6PGD compared to their cisplatin-sensitive counterparts (OV2008 and A549)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711923/acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-require-6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase-for-cell-growth-and-nadph-dependent-metabolic-reprogramming
#20
Haymanti Bhanot, Ellen L Weisberg, Mamatha M Reddy, Atsushi Nonami, Donna Neuberg, Richard M Stone, Klaus Podar, Ravi Salgia, James D Griffin, Martin Sattler
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are highly dependent on glycolytic pathways to generate metabolic energy and support cell growth, hinting at specific, targetable vulnerabilities as potential novel targets for drug development. Elevated levels of NADPH, a central metabolic factor involved in redox reactions, are common in myeloid leukemia cells, but the significance or biochemical basis underlying this increase is unknown. Using a small molecule analog that efficiently inhibits NADPH-producing enzymes, we found that AML cells require NADPH homeostasis for cell growth...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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