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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324714/determination-of-branched-chain-keto-acids-in-serum-and-muscles-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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You Zhang, Bingjie Yin, Runxian Li, Pingli He
Branched-chain keto acids (BCKAs) are derivatives from the first step in the metabolism of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and can provide important information on animal health and disease. Here, a simple, reliable and effective method was developed for the determination of three BCKAs (α-ketoisocaproate, α-keto-β-methylvalerate and α-ketoisovalerate) in serum and muscle samples using high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (HPLC-Q-TOF/MS). The samples were extracted using methanol and separated on a 1...
January 11, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324325/adsorption-and-separation-of-n-iso-pentane-on-zeolites-a-gcmc-study
#2
Hui Fu, Hansong Qin, Yajun Wang, Yibin Liu, Chaohe Yang, Honghong Shan
Separation of branched chain hydrocarbons and straight chain hydrocarbons is very important in the isomerization process. Grand canonical ensemble Monte Carlo simulations were used to investigate the adsorption and separation of iso-pentane and n-pentane in four types of zeolites: MWW, BOG, MFI, and LTA. The computation of the pure components indicates that the adsorption capacity is affected by physical properties of zeolite, like pore size and structures, and isosteric heat. In BOG, MFI and LTA, the amount of adsorption of n-pentane is higher than iso-pentane, while the phenomenon is contrary in MWW...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315422/dietary-therapy-restores-glutamatergic-input-to-orexin-hypocretin-neurons-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
#3
Jonathan E Elliott, Samuel E De Luche, Madeline J Churchill, Cindy Moore, Akiva S Cohen, Charles K Meshul, Miranda M Lim
Study Objectives: In previous work, dietary branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation, precursors to de novo glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synthesis, restored impaired sleep-wake regulation and orexin neuronal activity post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice. TBI was speculated to reduce orexin neuronal activity through decreased regional excitatory (glutamate) and/or increased inhibitory (GABA) input. Therefore, we hypothesized TBI would decrease synaptic glutamate and/or increase synaptic GABA in nerve terminals contacting orexin neurons, and BCAA supplementation would restore TBI-induced changes in synaptic glutamate and/or GABA...
January 5, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313984/dietary-branched-chain-amino-acids-and-metabolic-health-when-less-is-more
#4
Cristal M Hill, Christopher D Morrison
Within obesity research it is almost axiomatic that the consumption of adequate protein is healthy. A large body of work suggests that high protein diets reduce food intake, while maintaining protein intake but reducing caloric intake promotes fat loss while sustaining lean mass. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 5, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311600/depdc5-deficiency-contributes-to-resistance-to-leucine-starvation-via-p62-accumulation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Yuki Mizuno, Shu Shimada, Yoshimitsu Akiyama, Shuichi Watanabe, Tomomi Aida, Kosuke Ogawa, Hiroaki Ono, Yusuke Mitsunori, Daisuke Ban, Atsushi Kudo, Shigeki Arii, Shoji Yamaoka, Minoru Tanabe, Shinji Tanaka
Decrease in blood concentration of branched-chain amino acids, especially leucine, is known to promote liver carcinogenesis in patients with chronic liver disease, but the mechanism is unclear. We herein established hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells knocked out for DEPDC5 by using the CRISPR/Cas9 system, and elucidated that cell viability of the DEPDC5 knockout (DEPDC5-KO) cells was higher than that of the DEPDC5 wild-type (DEPDC5-WT) under leucine starvation. Considering that autophagy deficiency might be involved in acquired resistance to leucine deprivation, we observed reduction of LC3-II followed by accumulation of p62 in the DEPDC5-KO, which induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) tolerance...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310855/identification-of-r-selective-%C3%AF-aminotransferases-by-exploring-evolutionary-sequence-space
#6
Eun-Mi Kim, Joon Ho Park, Byung-Gee Kim, Joo-Hyun Seo
Several (R)-selective ω-aminotransferases (R-ωATs) have been reported. The existence of additional R-ωATs having different sequence characteristics from previous ones is highly expected. In addition, it is generally accepted that R-ωATs are variants of aminotransferase group III. Based on these backgrounds, sequences in RefSeq database were scored using family profiles of branched-chain amino acid aminotransferase (BCAT) and d-alanine aminotransferase (DAT) to predict and identify putative R-ωATs. Sequences with two profile analysis scores were plotted on two-dimensional score space...
March 2018: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310584/long-branch-chains-of-amylopectin-with-b-type-crystallinity-in-rice-seed-with-inhibition-of-starch-branching-enzyme-i-and-iib-resist-in-situ-degradation-and-inhibit-plant-growth-during-seedling-development-degradation-of-rice-starch-with-inhibition-of-sbei
#7
Ting Pan, Lingshang Lin, Juan Wang, Qiaoquan Liu, Cunxu Wei
BACKGROUND: Endosperm starch provides prime energy for cereal seedling growth. Cereal endosperm with repression of starch branching enzyme (SBE) has been widely studied for its high resistant starch content and health benefit. However, in barley and maize, the repression of SBE changes starch component and amylopectin structure which affects grain germination and seedling establishment. A high resistant starch rice line (TRS) has been developed through inhibiting SBEI/IIb, and its starch has very high resistance to in vitro hydrolysis and digestion...
January 8, 2018: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307017/clinical-characteristics-and-mutation-analysis-of-five-chinese-patients-with-maple-syrup-urine-disease
#8
Xiaomei Li, Yali Yang, Qing Gao, Min Gao, Yvqiang Lv, Rui Dong, Yi Liu, Kaihui Zhang, Zhongtao Gai
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) metabolism and caused by a defect in the thiamine-dependent enzyme branched chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKD) with subsequent accumulation of BCAAs and corresponding branched-chain keto acids (BCKAs) metabolites. Presently, at least 4 genes of BCKDHA, BCKDHB, DLD and DBT have been reported to cause MSUD. Furthermore, more than 265 mutations have been identified as the cause across different populations worldwide...
January 6, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306928/four-novel-mutations-of-the-bckdha-bckdhb-and-dbt-genes-in-iranian-patients-with-maple-syrup-urine-disease
#9
Monica Zeynalzadeh, Alireza Tafazoli, Azadeh Aarabi, Morteza Moghaddassian, Farah Ashrafzadeh, Massoud Houshmand, Negin Taghehchian, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan
BACKGROUND: Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare metabolic autosomal recessive disorder caused by dysfunction of the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKDH) complex. Mutations in the BCKDHA, BCKDHB and DBT genes are responsible for MSUD. The current study analyzed seven Iranian MSUD patients genetically and explored probable correlations between their genotype and phenotype. METHODS: The panel of genes, including BCKDHA, BCKDHB and DBT, was evaluated, using routine the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-sequencing method...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301324/pichia-cactophila-and-kluyveromyces-lactis-are-highly-efficient-microbial-cell-factories-of-natural-amino-acid-derived-aroma-compounds
#10
Ewelina Celińska, Radosław Bonikowski, Wojciech Białas, Anna Dobrowolska, Barbara Słoma, Monika Borkowska, Monika Kubiak, Paulina Korpys, Włodzimierz Grajek
The pivotal role of non-conventional yeast (NCY) species in formation of valuable aroma compounds in various food commodities is widely acknowledged. This fact inspires endeavors aiming at exploitation of food-derived NCYs as biocatalysts in natural aromas production. In this study, we isolated, characterized and evaluated aroma-producing capacity of two NCY representatives-Pichia cactophila 7.20 and Klyuveromyces lactis 6.10 strains. The strains were isolated from food-related habitats-goat-milk regional cheese and Swiss-type ripening cheese, respectively...
January 2, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291007/alteration-of-muscle-fiber-characteristics-and-the-ampk-sirt1-pgc-1%C3%AE-axis-in-skeletal-muscle-of-growing-pigs-fed-low-protein-diets-with-varying-branched-chain-amino-acid-ratios
#11
Yehui Duan, Fengna Li, Wenlong Wang, Qiuping Guo, Chaoyue Wen, Yulong Yin
There mainly exists four major myosin heavy chains (MyHC) (i.e., I, IIa, IIx, and IIb) in growing pigs. The current study aimed to explore the effects of low-protein diets supplemented with varying branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) on muscle fiber characteristics and the AMPK-SIRT1-PGC-1α axis in skeletal muscles. Forty growing pigs (9.85 ± 0.35 kg) were allotted to 5 groups and fed with diets supplemented with varying leucine: isoleucine: valine ratios: 1:0.51:0.63 (20% crude protein, CP), 1:1:1 (17% CP), 1:0...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290449/lactation-response-to-soybean-meal-and-rumen-protected-methionine-supplementation-of-corn-silage-based-diets
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H Nursoy, M Gonzalez Ronquillo, A P Faciola, G A Broderick
Corn silage, an important forage fed to dairy cows in the United States, is energy rich but protein poor. The objectives of this experiment were to investigate the effects on production of milk and milk components of feeding corn silage-based diets with 4 levels of dietary crude protein (CP) plus rumen-protected methionine (RPM). Thirty-six cows were blocked by days in milk into 9 squares and randomly assigned to 9 balanced 4 × 4 Latin squares with four 4-wk periods. All diets were formulated to contain, as a percent of dry matter (DM), 50% corn silage, 10% alfalfa silage, 4% soyhulls, 2...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288718/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-15-regulator-of-bcaa-metabolism-and-circadian-protein-rhythmicity
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Liyan Fan, Paishiun N Hsieh, David R Sweet, Mukesh K Jain
Regulation of nutrient intake, utilization, and storage exhibits a circadian rhythmicity that allows organisms to anticipate and adequately respond to changes in the environment across day/night cycles. The branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine are important modulators of metabolism and metabolic health - for example, their catabolism yields carbon substrates for gluconeogenesis during periods of fasting. Krüppel-like factor 15 (KLF15) has recently emerged as a critical transcriptional regulator of BCAA metabolism, and the absence of this transcription factor contributes to severe pathologies such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and heart failure...
December 27, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287774/a-novel-case-of-acox2-deficiency-leads-to-recognition-of-a-third-human-peroxisomal-acyl-coa-oxidase
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Sacha Ferdinandusse, Simone Denis, Carlo W T van Roermund, Mary Anne Preece, Janet Koster, Merel S Ebberink, Hans R Waterham, Ronald J A Wanders
Peroxisomal acyl-CoA oxidases catalyze the first step of beta-oxidation of a variety of substrates broken down in the peroxisome. These include the CoA-esters of very long-chain fatty acids, branched-chain fatty acids and the C27-bile acid intermediates. In rat, three peroxisomal acyl-CoA oxidases with different substrate specificities are known, whereas in humans it is believed that only two peroxisomal acyl-CoA oxidases are expressed under normal circumstances. Only three patients with ACOX2 deficiency, including two siblings, have been identified so far, showing accumulation of the C27-bile acid intermediates...
December 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282297/development-of-multimarker-diagnostic-models-from-metabolomics-analysis-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Wolin Hou, Xiyan Meng, Aihua Zhao, Weijing Zhao, Jiemin Pan, Junling Tang, Yajuan Huang, Huaping Li, Wei Jia, Fang Liu, Weiping Jia
Although metabolomics are desirable to understand the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), comprehensive metabolomic studies of GDM are rare. We aimed to offer a holistic view of metabolites alteration in GDM patients and investigate the possible multimarker models for GDM diagnosis. Biochemical parameters and perinatal data of 131 GDM cases and 138 controls were collected. Fasting serum samples at 75 g oral glucose tolerance test were used for metabolites by ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight-mass spectrometry, ultra performance liquid chromatography-triple triple-quadrupole-mass spectrometry and gas chromatography- time-of- flight mass spectrometry platforms...
December 27, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282281/unbalanced-lipolysis-results-in-lipotoxicity-and-mitochondrial-damage-in-peroxisome-deficient-pex19-mutants
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Margret H Bülow, Christian Wingen, Deniz Senyilmaz, Dominic Gosejacob, Mariangela Sociale, Reinhard Bauer, Heike Schulze, Konrad Sandhoff, Aurelio A Teleman, Michael Hoch, Julia Sellin
Inherited Peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (PBDs) are characterized by the absence of functional peroxisomes. They are caused by mutations of peroxisomal biogenesis factors encoded by PEX genes, and result in childhood lethality. Due to the many metabolic functions fulfilled by peroxisomes, PBD pathology is complex and incompletely understood. Besides accumulation of peroxisomal educts (like very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) or branched chain fatty acids) and lack of products (like bile acids or plasmalogens), many peroxisomal defects lead to detrimental mitochondrial abnormalities for unknown reasons...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281182/high-dietary-intakes-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-insulin-resistance-in-adults
#17
Golaleh Asghari, Hossein Farhadnejad, Farshad Teymoori, Parvin Mirmiran, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) intake and markers of insulin metabolism in adults. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study (TLGS), on 1205 subjects, aged ≥ 20 years, who followed-up for a mean duration of 2.3 years. Dietary intakes of BCAAs including valine, leucine, and isoleucine were determined, using a valid and reliable food-frequency questionnaire...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278758/leucine-reduces-the-proliferation-of-mc3t3-e1-cells-through-dna-damage-and-cell-senescence
#18
Raquel da Luz Dias, Bruno Basso, Márcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Francesc Ventura Pujol, Ramón Bartrons, Gabriela Viegas Haute, Rodrigo Benedetti Gassen, Henrique Dias Bregolin, Gabriele Krause, Cassiana Viau, Jenifer Saffi, Fernanda Bordignon Nunes, José Luis Rosa, Jarbas Rodrigues de Oliveira
Leucine (Leu) is an essential branched-chain amino acid, present in dairy products, which has been investigated for its important role in cell signaling. The effects of Leu on several kinds of cells have been studied, altough little is known on its action upon bone cells and cell proliferation. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of Leu supplementation on the proliferation of pre-osteoblasts from MC3T3-E1 lineage. MC3T3-E1 cells were kept in Alpha medium supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum and 1% antibiotic-antimitotic...
December 23, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278724/perturbation-of-muscle-metabolism-in-patients-with-muscular-dystrophy-in-early-or-acute-phase-of-disease-in-vitro-high-resolution-nmr-spectroscopy-based-analysis
#19
Niraj Kumar Srivastava, Ramakant Yadav, Somnath Mukherjee, Neeraj Sinha
BACKGROUND: Muscular dystrophy is an inherited muscle disease, characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness of variable distribution and severity. METHODS: In vitro, high-resolution proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy based analysis was performed on perchloric acid (PCA) extract of muscle specimens of patients suffering from various types of muscular dystrophies to identify alteration in hydrophilic low-molecular weight substances (aqueous metabolites) as compared to muscle of control subjects as well as in between the types of muscular dystrophy...
December 23, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278358/characterisation-of-l-type-amino-acid-transporter-1-lat1-expression-in-human-skeletal-muscle-by-immunofluorescent-microscopy
#20
Nathan Hodson, Thomas Brown, Sophie Joanisse, Nick Aguirre, Daniel W D West, Daniel R Moore, Keith Baar, Leigh Breen, Andrew Philp
The branch chain amino acid leucine is a potent stimulator of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle. Leucine rapidly enters the cell via the L-Type Amino Acid Transporter 1 (LAT1); however, little is known regarding the localisation and distribution of this transporter in human skeletal muscle. Therefore, we applied immunofluorescence staining approaches to visualise LAT1 in wild type (WT) and LAT1 muscle-specific knockout (mKO) mice, in addition to basal human skeletal muscle samples. LAT1 positive staining was visually greater in WT muscles compared to mKO muscle...
December 26, 2017: Nutrients
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