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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644617/dynamic-covalent-chemistry-of-carbon-dioxide-opportunities-to-address-environmental-issues
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Jean Septavaux, Geoffroy Germain, Julien Leclaire
Extraction and purification of basic chemicals from complex mixtures has been a persistent issue throughout the development of the chemical sciences. The chemical industry and academic research have grown over the centuries by following a deconstruction-reconstruction approach, reminiscent of the metabolism process. Chemists have designed and optimized extraction, purification, and transformation processes of molecules from natural deposits (fossil fuels, biomass, ores), in order to reassemble them into complex adducts...
June 23, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642781/effects-of-nitrogen-supply-on-water-stress-and-recovery-mechanisms-in-kentucky-bluegrass-plants
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Shah Saud, Shah Fahad, Chen Yajun, Muhammad Z Ihsan, Hafiz M Hammad, Wajid Nasim, Amanullah, Muhammad Arif, Hesham Alharby
Non-irrigated crops in temperate and irrigated crops in arid regions are exposed to an incessant series of drought stress and re-watering. Hence, quick and efficient recuperation from drought stress may be amongst the key determinants of plant drought adjustment. Efficient nitrogen (N) nutrition has the capability to assuage water stress in crops by sustaining metabolic activities even at reduced tissue water potential. This study was designed to understand the potential of proper nutrition management by studying the morphological and physiological attributes, and assimilation of nitrogen in Kentucky bluegrass under drought stress...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642093/functional-characterization-of-3-ketosteroid-9%C3%AE-hydroxylases-in-rhodococcus-ruber-strain-chol-4
#3
Govinda Guevara, Laura Fernández de Las Heras, Julián Perera, Juana María Navarro Llorens
The 3-Ketosteroid-9α-Hydroxylase, also known as KshAB [androsta-1,4-diene-3,17-dione, NADH:oxygen oxidoreductase (9α-hydroxylating); EC 1.14.13.142)], is a key enzyme in the general scheme of the bacterial steroid catabolism in combination with a 3-ketosteroid-Δ(1)-dehydrogenase activity (KstD), being both responsible of the steroid nucleus (rings A/B) breakage. KshAB initiates the opening of the steroid ring by the 9α-hydroxylation of the C9 carbon of 4-ene-3-oxosteroids (e.g. AD) or 1,4-diene-3-oxosteroids (e...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637447/differential-gene-expression-at-different-stages-of-mesocarp-development-in-high-and-low-yielding-oil-palm
#4
Yick Ching Wong, Huey Fang Teh, Katharina Mebus, Tony Eng Keong Ooi, Qi Bin Kwong, Ka Loo Koo, Chuang Kee Ong, Sean Mayes, Fook Tim Chew, David R Appleton, Harikrishna Kulaveerasingam
BACKGROUND: The oil yield trait of oil palm is expected to involve multiple genes, environmental influences and interactions. Many of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to oil yield are still poorly understood. In this study, we used a microarray approach to study the gene expression profiles of mesocarp tissue at different developmental stages, comparing genetically related high- and low- oil yielding palms to identify genes that contributed to the higher oil-yielding palm and might contribute to the wider genetic improvement of oil palm breeding populations...
June 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637353/hallmarks-of-pulmonary-hypertension-mesenchymal-and-inflammatory-cell-metabolic-reprogramming
#5
Angelo D'Alessandro, Karim El Kasmi, Lydie Plecita-Hlavata, Petr Jezek, Min Li, Hui Zhang, Sachin A Gupte, Kurt Randall Stenmark
The molecular events that promote the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) are complex and incompletely understood. The complex interplay between the pulmonary vasculature and its immediate microenvironment involving cells of immune system (i.e. macrophages) promotes a persistent inflammatory state, pathological angiogenesis and fibrosis that is driven by metabolic reprogramming of mesenchymal and immune cells. Consistent with previous findings in the field of cancer metabolism, increased glycolytic rates, incomplete glucose and glutamine oxidation to support anabolism and anaplerosis, altered lipid synthesis/oxidation ratios, increased one-carbon metabolism and activation of the pentose phosphate pathway to support nucleoside synthesis are but some of the key metabolic signatures of vascular cells in PH...
June 22, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637032/investigation-of-an-immediate-effect-of-bright-light-on-oxygen-consumption-heart-rate-cortisol-and-%C3%AE-amylase-in-seasonal-affective-disorder-subjects-and-healthy-controls
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Iana A Ivanova, Konstantin V Danilenko, Lyubomir I Aftanas
BACKGROUND: Body (fat) mass has been shown to decrease following bright light treatment for overweight women, irrespective of their seasonal (light) dependence. It is not known if this is due to an (immediate) increase of metabolism. METHODS: Ten women with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and 10 non-SAD women matched by age, body mass index, and menopausal status participated in a laboratory study in the morning, twice within 1-5 days. During one session, bright light (4,300 lx) was presented for 30 min, and during the other session, red light (250 lx "placebo") was used...
June 22, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630580/the-effect-of-upper-body-anaerobic-pre-loading-on-2000-m-ergometer-rowing-performance-in-college-level-male-rowers
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Priit Purge, Peter Hofmann, Rait Merisaar, Alexander Mueller, Gerhard Tschakert, Jarek Mäestu, Jaak Jürimäe
Elevated blood lactate has been shown to influence subsequent anaerobic exercise due to an inhibition of glycolysis. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the influence of a short and high-intensity anaerobic arm crank pre-load exercise (HIE) added to a low-intensity warm-up on cardio-respiratory and metabolic responses on a subsequent all out rowing exercise. Nine well-trained college level male rowers (24.6 ± 7.1 yrs; 1.87 ± 0.07 m; 88.9 ± 9.8 kg; 18.5 ± 3.7% body fat) volunteered to participate in the study...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630431/role-of-methionine-adenosyltransferase-2a-in-bovine-preimplantation-development-and-its-associated-genomic-regions
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Shuntaro Ikeda, Ryouka Kawahara-Miki, Hisataka Iwata, Miki Sugimoto, Shinichi Kume
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) is involved in folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism, which is essential for preimplantation embryos in terms of both short-term periconceptional development and long-term phenotypic programming beyond the periconceptional period. Here, our immunofluorescence analysis of bovine oocytes and preimplantation embryos revealed the consistent expression of MAT2A (the catalytic subunit of the ubiquitously expressed-type of MAT isozyme) during this period. Addition of the MAT2A inhibitor FIDAS to the culture media of bovine preimplantation embryos reduced their blastocyst development, revealing the particular importance of MAT2A in successful blastocyst development...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626614/identification-of-two-cigads-from-caragana-intermedia-and-their-transcriptional-responses-to-abiotic-stresses-and-exogenous-abscisic-acid
#9
Jing Ji, Lingyu Zheng, Jianyun Yue, Xiamei Yao, Ermei Chang, Tiantian Xie, Nan Deng, Lanzhen Chen, Yuwen Huang, Zeping Jiang, Shengqing Shi
BACKGROUND: Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), as a key enzyme in the γ -aminobutyric acid (GABA) shunt, catalyzes the decarboxylation of L-glutamate to form GABA. This pathway has attracted much interest because of its roles in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, stress responses, and signaling in higher plants. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize genes encoding GADs from Caragana intermedia, an important nitrogen-fixing leguminous shrub. METHODS: Two full-length cDNAs encoding GADs (designated as CiGAD1 and CiGAD2) were isolated and characterized...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624535/atp-free-biosynthesis-of-a-high-energy-phosphate-metabolite-fructose-1-6-diphosphate-by-in-vitro-metabolic-engineering
#10
Wei Wang, Meixia Liu, Chun You, Zhimin Li, Yi-Heng Percival Zhang
Fructose 1,6-diphosphate (FDP) is a widely used medicine and is also a precursor of two important three-carbon phosphates -- glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate (GA3P) and dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) for the biosynthesis of numerous fine chemicals. An in vitro synthetic cofactor-free enzymatic pathway comprised of four hyperthermophilic enzymes was designed to produce FDP from starch and pyrophosphate. All of four hyperthermophilic enzymes (i.e., alpha-glucan phosphorylase from Thermotaga maritima, phosphoglucomutase from Thermococcus kodakarensis, glucose 6-phosphate isomerase from Thermus thermophilus, and pyrophosphate phosphofructokinase from T...
June 14, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623948/one-carbon-metabolism-cognitive-impairment-and-csf-measures-of-alzheimer-pathology-homocysteine-and-beyond
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Loïc Dayon, Seu Ping Guiraud, John Corthésy, Laeticia Da Silva, Eugenia Migliavacca, Domilė Tautvydaitė, Aikaterini Oikonomidi, Barbara Moullet, Hugues Henry, Sylviane Métairon, Julien Marquis, Patrick Descombes, Sebastiano Collino, François-Pierre J Martin, Ivan Montoliu, Martin Kussmann, Jérôme Wojcik, Gene L Bowman, Julius Popp
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD). Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulfur-containing amino acid and metabolite of the methionine pathway. The interrelated methionine, purine, and thymidylate cycles constitute the one-carbon metabolism that plays a critical role in the synthesis of DNA, neurotransmitters, phospholipids, and myelin. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that one-carbon metabolites beyond Hcy are relevant to cognitive function and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) measures of AD pathology in older adults...
June 17, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623373/metabolic-and-evolutionary-patterns-in-the-extremely-acidophilic-archaeon-ferroplasma-acidiphilum-y-t
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Olga V Golyshina, Hai Tran, Oleg N Reva, Sofia Lemak, Alexander F Yakunin, Alexander Goesmann, Taras Y Nechitaylo, Violetta LaCono, Francesco Smedile, Alexei Slesarev, David Rojo, Coral Barbas, Manuel Ferrer, Michail M Yakimov, Peter N Golyshin
Ferroplasmaceae represent ubiquitous iron-oxidising extreme acidophiles with a number of unique physiological traits. In a genome-based study of Ferroplasma acidiphilum Y(T), the only species of the genus Ferroplasma with a validly published name, we assessed its central metabolism and genome stability during a long-term cultivation experiment. Consistently with physiology, the genome analysis points to F. acidiphilum Y(T) having an obligate peptidolytic oligotrophic lifestyle alongside with anaplerotic carbon assimilation...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617183/hypermethylated-cpg-sites-in-the-mtr-gene-promoter-in-preterm-placenta
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Vinita V Khot, Dilip K Yadav, Smeeta Shrestha, Lovejeet Kaur, Deepali P Sundrani, Preeti M Chavan-Gautam, Savita S Mehendale, Giriraj R Chandak, Sadhana R Joshi
AIM: Altered maternal one-carbon metabolism influences placental DNA methylation patterns and 'programs' the fetus for noncommunicable diseases in adult life. EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES: Levels of plasma folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine, mRNA and protein levels of MTHFR and MTR enzymes in placenta were compared among women delivering preterm (n = 83) and term (n = 75). MTR promoter CpG methylation was undertaken. RESULTS: MTHFR and MTR mRNA levels were higher while protein levels were lower, and MTR CpG sites were hypermethylated in the preterm group, as compared with the term group...
June 15, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615927/p-tsa-promoted-syntheses-of-5h-benzo-h-thiazolo-2-3-b-quinazoline-and-indeno-1-2-d-thiazolo-3-2-a-pyrimidine-analogs-molecular-modeling-and-in-vitro-antitumor-activity-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Amit K Keshari, Ashok K Singh, Vinit Raj, Amit Rai, Prakruti Trivedi, Balaram Ghosh, Umesh Kumar, Atul Rawat, Dinesh Kumar, Sudipta Saha
In our efforts to address the rising incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we have made a commitment to the synthesis of novel molecules to combat Hep-G2 cells. A facile and highly efficient one-pot, multicomponent reaction has been successfully devised utilizing a p-toluenesulfonic acid (p-TSA)-catalyzed domino Knoevenagel/Michael/intramolecular cyclization approach for the synthesis of novel 5H-benzo[h]thiazolo[2,3-b]quinazoline and indeno[1,2-d] thiazolo[3,2-a]pyrimidine analogs bearing a bridgehead nitrogen atom...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615345/variation-in-leaf-respiration-rates-at-night-correlate-with-carbohydrate-and-amino-acid-supply
#15
Brendan M O'Leary, Chun Pong Lee, Owen K Atkin, Riyan Cheng, Tim B Brown, A Harvey Millar
Plant respiration can theoretically be fuelled by and dependent upon an array of central metabolism components; however, which ones are responsible for the quantitative variation found in respiratory rates is unknown. Here, large scale screens revealed twofold variation in night-time leaf respiration rate (RN) among mature leaves from an Arabidopsis natural accession collection grown under common favourable conditions. RN variation was mostly maintained in the absence of genetic variation, which emphasized the low heritability of RN and its plasticity towards relatively small environmental differences within the sampling regime...
June 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611042/competition-between-dna-methylation-nucleotide-synthesis-and-anti-oxidation-in-cancer-versus-normal-tissues
#16
Sha Cao, Xiwen Zhu, Chi Zhang, Hong Qian, Heinz-Bernd Schuttler, Jian-Ping Gong, Ying Xu
Global DNA hypomethylation occurs in many cancer types but there is no explanation for its differential occurance or possible impact on cancer cell physiology. Here we address these issues with a computational study of genome-scale DNA methylation in 16 cancer types. Specifically, we identified (1) a possible determinant for global DNA methylation in cancer cells, and (2) a relationship between levels of DNA methylation, nucleotide synthesis and intracellular oxidative stress in cells. We developed a system of kinetic equations to capture the metabolic relations among DNA methylation, nucleotide synthesis, and anti-oxidative stress response, including their competitions for methyl and sulfur groups, based on known information about one-carbon metabolism and trans-sulfuration pathways...
June 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610543/does-diathermy-smoke-contaminate-processed-salvaged-blood-in-cardiac-surgery
#17
Katherine R Hulme, Jon van den Burg
INTRODUCTION: A cell salvage device is used in cardiac surgery with the aim of reducing allogeneic blood transfusion. Suction of blood from the operating field used for the device is often accompanied by diathermy smoke. There is limited published research to know if this blood is then contaminated with clinically significant levels of harmful chemicals from this smoke. Postoperative cardiac surgery patients are already physiologically vulnerable, making the optimization of salvaged blood worth considering...
June 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606738/engineering-high-level-production-of-fatty-alcohols-by-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-from-lignocellulosic-feedstocks
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Leo d'Espaux, Amit Ghosh, Weerawat Runguphan, Maren Wehrs, Feng Xu, Oliver Konzock, Ishaan Dev, Melissa Nhan, Jennifer Gin, Amanda Reider Apel, Christopher J Petzold, Seema Singh, Blake A Simmons, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Héctor García Martín, Jay D Keasling
Fatty alcohols in the C12-C18 range are used in personal care products, lubricants, and potentially biofuels. These compounds can be produced from the fatty acid pathway by a fatty acid reductase (FAR), yet yields from the preferred industrial host Saccharomyces cerevisiae remain under 2% of the theoretical maximum from glucose. Here we improved titer and yield of fatty alcohols using an approach involving quantitative analysis of protein levels and metabolic flux, engineering enzyme level and localization, pull-push-block engineering of carbon flux, and cofactor balancing...
June 10, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603518/microbial-extracellular-polymeric-substances-epss-in-ocean-systems
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REVIEW
Alan W Decho, Tony Gutierrez
Microbial cells (i.e., bacteria, archaea, microeukaryotes) in oceans secrete a diverse array of large molecules, collectively called extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) or simply exopolymers. These secretions facilitate attachment to surfaces that lead to the formation of structured 'biofilm' communities. In open-water environments, they also lead to formation of organic colloids, and larger aggregations of cells, called 'marine snow.' Secretion of EPS is now recognized as a fundamental microbial adaptation, occurring under many environmental conditions, and one that influences many ocean processes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601431/serine-and-functional-metabolites-in-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Alice C Newman, Oliver D K Maddocks
Folate metabolism functions to supply one-carbon units that are vital for a range of biochemical reactions. Cancer cells can utilise serine as a major source of one-carbon units, rendering them dependent upon extracellular serine uptake or de novo serine synthesis for maximal growth and proliferation. One-carbon units are required for the production of critical cellular components, such as nucleotides, which enable cancer cells to maintain high proliferate rates. Of recent interest, one-carbon metabolism contributes to the biosynthesis and recycling of functional metabolites, such as ATP, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM), and NAD(P)H, with important downstream consequences for cancer cell survival...
June 7, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
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