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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815819/novel-consortium-of-klebsiella-variicola-and-lactobacillus-species-enhances-the-functional-potential-of-fermented-dairy-products-by-increasing-the-availability-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-and-the-amount-of-distinctive-volatiles
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H Rosales-Bravo, H C Morales-Torres, J Vázquez-Martínez, J Molina-Torres, V Olalde-Portugal, L P Partida-Martínez
AIMS: Identify novel bacterial taxa that could increase the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles during skim milk fermentation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recovered 344 bacterial isolates from stool samples of healthy and breastfed infants. Five were selected based on their ability to produce branched-chain amino acids. Three strains were identified as Escherichia coli, one as Klebsiella pneumoniae and other as Klebsiella variicola by molecular and biochemical methods...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813537/metabolite-patterns-predicting-sex-and-age-in-participants-of-the-karlsruhe-metabolomics-and-nutrition-karmen-study
#2
Manuela J Rist, Alexander Roth, Lara Frommherz, Christoph H Weinert, Ralf Krüger, Benedikt Merz, Diana Bunzel, Carina Mack, Björn Egert, Achim Bub, Benjamin Görling, Pavleta Tzvetkova, Burkhard Luy, Ingrid Hoffmann, Sabine E Kulling, Bernhard Watzl
Physiological and functional parameters, such as body composition, or physical fitness are known to differ between men and women and to change with age. The goal of this study was to investigate how sex and age-related physiological conditions are reflected in the metabolome of healthy humans and whether sex and age can be predicted based on the plasma and urine metabolite profiles. In the cross-sectional KarMeN (Karlsruhe Metabolomics and Nutrition) study 301 healthy men and women aged 18-80 years were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812766/modulatory-effects-of-arginine-glutamine-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-heat-shock-proteins-immunity-and-antioxidant-response-in-exercised-rats
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Carolina Soares Moura, Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Priscila Neder Morato, Eder Muller Risso, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are endogenous proteins whose function is to maintain the cell's tolerance to insult, and glutamine supplementation is known to increase HSP expression during intense exercise. Since few studies have addressed the possibility that supplementation with other amino acids could have similar effects to that of glutamine, our objective was to evaluate the effects of leucine, valine, isoleucine and arginine as potential stimulators of HSPs 25, 60, 70 and 90 in rats subjected to acute exercise as a stressing factor...
August 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804274/non-invasive-urinary-metabolomic-profiling-discriminates-prostate-cancer-from-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Clara Pérez-Rambla, Leonor Puchades-Carrasco, María García-Flores, José Rubio-Briones, José Antonio López-Guerrero, Antonio Pineda-Lucena
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common malignancies in men worldwide. Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) level has been extensively used as a biomarker to detect PCa. However, PSA is not cancer-specific and various non-malignant conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can cause a rise in PSA blood levels, thus leading to many false positive results. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated the potential of urinary metabolomic profiling for discriminating PCa from BPH...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802200/seasonal-variations-in-the-fatty-acid-composition-of-greek-wild-rabbit-meat
#5
G Papadomichelakis, E Zoidis, A C Pappas, I Hadjigeorgiou
The fatty acid (FA) profile of the Longissimus thoracis et lumborum muscle (LL) was used to investigate seasonal variation (September, November and March) in wild rabbits from Lemnos Island (Greece). The n-3 FA were particularly high during early March in comparison (P<0.05) with late September and late November. Thrombogenicity index (TI) values were lower in March (P<0.05) compared to the other periods. High concentrations of odd- and branched-chain FA were found in the meat of wild rabbits; however, they were not different among the considered periods of the year...
August 5, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802074/altered-amino-acid-concentrations-in-nafld-impact-of-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Melania Gaggini, Fabrizia Carli, Chiara Rosso, Emma Buzzigoli, Milena Marietti, Veronica Della Latta, Demetrio Ciociaro, Maria Lorena Abate, Roberto Gambino, Maurizio Cassader, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Amalia Gastaldelli
Plasma concentrations of amino acids (AA), in particular branched chain (BCAA), are often found increased in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, if this is due to increased muscular protein catabolism, obesity and/or increased insulin resistance (IR) or impaired tissue metabolism is not known. Thus, we evaluated a) if subjects with NAFLD non-obese (NAFLD-NO), compared to obese (NAFLD-Ob) display altered plasma AA compared to controls (CT); b) if AA concentrations are associated to IR and liver histology...
August 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800113/biomarker-research-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-metabolite-profiling
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Jesper F Havelund, Niels H H Heegaard, Nils J K Færgeman, Jan Bert Gramsbergen
Biomarker research in Parkinson's disease (PD) has long been dominated by measuring dopamine metabolites or alpha-synuclein in cerebrospinal fluid. However, these markers do not allow early detection, precise prognosis or monitoring of disease progression. Moreover, PD is now considered a multifactorial disease, which requires a more precise diagnosis and personalized medication to obtain optimal outcome. In recent years, advanced metabolite profiling of body fluids like serum/plasma, CSF or urine, known as "metabolomics", has become a powerful and promising tool to identify novel biomarkers or "metabolic fingerprints" characteristic for PD at various stages of disease...
August 11, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799767/a-comprehensive-metabolomics-study-to-assess-longitudinal-biochemical-changes-and-potential-early-biomarkers-in-nod-mice-that-progress-to-diabetes
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Peter Buchwald, Alejandro Tamayo-Garcia, Sivapriya Ramamoorthy, Marta Garcia-Contreras, Armando J Mendez, Camillo Ricordi
A global non-targeted longitudinal metabolomics study was carried out in male and female NOD mice to characterize the time-profile of the changes in the metabolic signature caused by onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and identify possible early biomarkers in T1D progressors. Metabolomics profiling of samples collected at five different time-points identified 676 and 706 biochemicals in blood and feces, respectively. Several metabolites were expressed at significantly different levels in progressors at all time-points, and their proportion increased strongly following onset of hyperglycemia...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799697/methylmalonate-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-mediated-metabolite-homeostasis-essentially-regulate-conidiation-polarized-germination-and-pathogenesis-in-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Justice Norvienyeku, Zhenhui Zhong, Lili Lin, Xie Dang, Meilian Chen, Xiaolian Lin, Honghong Zhang, Wilfred Mabeche Anjago, Lianyu Lin, Waheed Abdul, Zonghua Wang
Plants generate multitude of aldehydes under abiotic and biotic stress conditions. Ample demonstrations have shown that rice-derived aldehydes enhance the resistance of rice against the rice-blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. However, how the fungal pathogen nullifies the inhibitory effects of host aldehydes to establish compatible interaction remains unknown. Here we identified and evaluated the in vivo transcriptional activities of M. oryzae aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) genes. Transcriptional analysis of M...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798381/transcriptional-hallmarks-of-cancer-cell-lines-reveal-an-emerging-role-of-branched-chain-amino-acid-catabolism
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Ieva Antanavičiūtė, Valeryia Mikalayeva, Ieva Ceslevičienė, Gintarė Milašiūtė, Vytenis Arvydas Skeberdis, Sergio Bordel
A comparative analysis between cancer cell lines and healthy dividing cells was performed using data (289 microarrays and 50 RNA-seq samples) from 100 different cancer cell lines and 6 types of healthy stem cells. The analysis revealed two large-scale transcriptional events that characterize cancer cell lines. The first event was a large-scale up-regulation pattern associated to epithelial-mesenchymal transition, putatively driven by the interplay of the SP1 transcription factor and the canonical Wnt signaling pathway; the second event was the failure to overexpress a diverse set of genes coding membrane and extracellular proteins...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797815/structure-of-a-pectic-polysaccharide-from-pseudostellaria-heterophylla-and-stimulating-insulin-secretion-of-ins-1-cell-and-distributing-in-rats-by-oral
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Jinlong Chen, Wensheng Pang, Yongjun Kan, Li Zhao, Zhaodong He, Wentao Shi, Bin Yan, Hong Chen, Juan Hu
A water-soluble, pectic polysaccharide named as 0.5MSC-F isolated from Pseudostellaria Heterophylla with a molecular weight of 4.8×10(4) Da that was composed of rhamnose, galactose, arabinose, and galacturonic acid which the major monosaccharide contents range up to 63.20%. Where the main chain was consists of 1,4-linked galacturonic acid and a small amount of 1,2-linked rhamnose was embedded into backbone to connect alternative galacturonic acid in the form of Rhamnogalacturonan I (RG-I) structure. 1, 5-linked arabinose through C-4 of 1, 2-linked rhamnose, another 1, 3 or 1,6-linked galactose through C-4 of 1, 2-linked rhamnose, was interconnected to branch chain...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797298/community-characteristics-of-the-gut-microbiomes-of-competitive-cyclists
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Lauren M Petersen, Eddy J Bautista, Hoan Nguyen, Blake M Hanson, Lei Chen, Sai H Lek, Erica Sodergren, George M Weinstock
BACKGROUND: Changes in diet and exercise can alter the gut microbiome of humans and mice; however, few studies to date have assessed the microbiomes of highly fit athletes. In this pilot study, we used metagenomic whole genome shotgun (mWGS) and metatranscriptomic (RNA-Seq) sequencing to show what organisms are both present and active in the gut microbiomes of both professional and amateur level competitive cyclists and to determine if any significant differences exist between these two groups...
August 10, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794210/metabolomic-evaluation-of-the-consequences-of-plasma-cystathionine-elevation-in-adults-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Barbara N DeRatt, Maria A Ralat, Vegard Lysne, Fariba Tayyari, Indu Dhar, Arthur S Edison, Timothy J Garrett, Øivind Midttun, Per Magne Ueland, Ottar Kjell Nygård, Jesse F Gregory
Background: An elevated circulating cystathionine concentration, which arises in part from insufficiencies of vitamin B-6, B-12, or folate, has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a gasotransmitter involved in vasodilation, neuromodulation, and inflammation. Most endogenously produced H2S is formed by pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzymes by noncanonical reactions of the transsulfuration pathway that yield H2S concurrently form lanthionine and homolanthionine...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782269/molecular-evolution-of-acetohydroxyacid-synthase-in-bacteria
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Yadi Liu, Yanyan Li, Xiaoyuan Wang
Acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) is the key enzyme in the biosynthetic pathways of branched chain amino acids in bacteria. Since it does not exist in animal and plant cells, AHAS is an attractive target for developing antimicrobials and herbicides. In some bacteria, there is a single copy of AHAS, while in others there are multiple copies. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the origin and evolutionary pathway of various AHASs in bacteria. In this study, all the available protein sequences of AHAS in bacteria were investigated, and an evolutionary model of AHAS in bacteria is proposed, according to gene structure, organization and phylogeny...
August 6, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774709/treatment-with-antioxidants-ameliorates-oxidative-damage-in-a-mouse-model-of-propionic-acidemia
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Ana Rivera-Barahona, Esmeralda Alonso-Barroso, Belén Pérez, Michael P Murphy, Eva Richard, Lourdes R Desviat
Oxidative stress contributes to the pathogenesis of propionic acidemia (PA), a life threatening disease caused by the deficiency of propionyl CoA-carboxylase, in the catabolic pathway of branched-chain amino acids, odd-number chain fatty acids and cholesterol. Patients develop multisystemic complications including seizures, extrapyramidal symptoms, basal ganglia deterioration, pancreatitis and cardiomyopathy. The accumulation of toxic metabolites results in mitochondrial dysfunction, increased reactive oxygen species and oxidative damage, all of which have been documented in patients' samples and in a hypomorphic mouse model...
July 25, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768654/effect-of-the-interaction-between-diet-composition-and-the-ppm1k-genetic-variant-on-insulin-resistance-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-markers-during-weight-loss-results-from-the-nutrient-gene-interactions-in-human-obesity-implications-for-dietary-guidelines-nugenob-randomized
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Leticia Goni, Lu Qi, Marta Cuervo, Fermín I Milagro, Wim H Saris, Ian A MacDonald, Dominique Langin, Arne Astrup, Peter Arner, Jean-Michel Oppert, Mathilde Svendstrup, Ellen E Blaak, Thorkild Ia Sørensen, Torben Hansen, J Alfredo Martínez
Background: Circulating branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and aromatic amino acids (AAAs) have been shown to be associated with insulin resistance and diabetes risk. The common rs1440581 T allele in the protein phosphatase Mg2+/Mn2+ dependent 1K (PPM1K) gene has been related to elevated BCAA concentrations and risk of type 2 diabetes.Objective: In the present study, we tested whether dietary fat and carbohydrate intakes influenced the association between the rs1440581 PPM1K genetic variant and glucose-metabolism traits during weight loss...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766127/metabolic-profiling-of-gestational-diabetes-in-obese-women-during-pregnancy
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Sara L White, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Naveed Sattar, Scott M Nelson, Debbie A Lawlor, Annette L Briley, Paul T Seed, Paul Welsh, Lucilla Poston
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Antenatal obesity and associated gestational diabetes (GDM) are increasing worldwide. While pre-existing insulin resistance is implicated in GDM in obese women, the responsible metabolic pathways remain poorly described. Our aim was to compare metabolic profiles in blood of obese pregnant women with and without GDM 10 weeks prior to and at the time of diagnosis by OGTT. METHODS: We investigated 646 women, of whom 198 developed GDM, in this prospective cohort study, a secondary analysis of UK Pregnancies Better Eating and Activity Trial (UPBEAT), a multicentre randomised controlled trial of a complex lifestyle intervention in obese pregnant women...
August 1, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764052/flavour-production-by-saprochaete-and-geotrichum-yeasts-and-their-close-relatives
#18
Eric Grondin, Alain Shum Cheong Sing, Steve James, Carmen Nueno-Palop, Jean Marie François, Thomas Petit
In this study, a total of 30 yeast strains belonging to the genera Dipodascus, Galactomyces, Geotrichum, Magnusiomyces and Saprochaete were investigated for volatile organic compound production using HS-SPME-GC/MS analysis. The resulting flavour profiles, including 36 esters and 6 alcohols compounds, were statistically evaluated by cluster and PCA analysis. Two main groups of strains were extracted from this analysis, namely a group with a low ability to produce flavour and a group producing mainly alcohols...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760433/branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-in-treatment-of-liver-cirrhosis-updated-views-on-how-to-attenuate-their-harmful-effects-on-cataplerosis-and-ammonia-formation
#19
REVIEW
Milan Holeček
Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA; valine, leucine, and isoleucine) supplementation is common for patients with liver cirrhosis due to decreased levels of BCAA in the blood plasma of these patients, which plays a role in pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy and cachexia. The unique pharmacologic properties of BCAA also are a factor for use as supplementation in this population. In the present article, BCAA is shown to provide nitrogen to alpha-ketoglutarate (α-KG) for synthesis of glutamate, which is a substrate for ammonia detoxification to glutamine (GLN) in the brain and muscles...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757203/biallelic-mutations-in-lipt2-cause-a-mitochondrial-lipoylation-defect-associated-with-severe-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Florence Habarou, Yamina Hamel, Tobias B Haack, René G Feichtinger, Elise Lebigot, Iris Marquardt, Kanetee Busiah, Cécile Laroche, Marine Madrange, Coraline Grisel, Clément Pontoizeau, Monika Eisermann, Audrey Boutron, Dominique Chrétien, Bernadette Chadefaux-Vekemans, Robert Barouki, Christine Bole-Feysot, Patrick Nitschke, Nicolas Goudin, Nathalie Boddaert, Ivan Nemazanyy, Agnès Delahodde, Stefan Kölker, Richard J Rodenburg, G Christoph Korenke, Thomas Meitinger, Tim M Strom, Holger Prokisch, Agnes Rotig, Chris Ottolenghi, Johannes A Mayr, Pascale de Lonlay
Lipoate serves as a cofactor for the glycine cleavage system (GCS) and four 2-oxoacid dehydrogenases functioning in energy metabolism (α-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase [α-KGDHc] and pyruvate dehydrogenase [PDHc]), or amino acid metabolism (branched-chain oxoacid dehydrogenase, 2-oxoadipate dehydrogenase). Mitochondrial lipoate synthesis involves three enzymatic steps catalyzed sequentially by lipoyl(octanoyl) transferase 2 (LIPT2), lipoic acid synthetase (LIAS), and lipoyltransferase 1 (LIPT1). Mutations in LIAS have been associated with nonketotic hyperglycinemia-like early-onset convulsions and encephalopathy combined with a defect in mitochondrial energy metabolism...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
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