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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453535/plasma-amino-acids-and-metabolic-profiling-of-dairy-cows-in-response-to-a-bolus-duodenal-infusion-of-leucine
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Hassan Sadri, Dirk von Soosten, Ulrich Meyer, Jeannette Kluess, Sven Dänicke, Behnam Saremi, Helga Sauerwein
Leucine (Leu), one of the three branch chain amino acids, acts as a signaling molecule in the regulation of overall amino acid (AA) and protein metabolism. Leucine is also considered to be a potent stimulus for the secretion of insulin from pancreatice β-cells. Our objective was to study the effects of a duodenal bolus infusion of Leu on insulin and glucagon secretion, on plasma AA concentrations, and to do a metabolomic profiling of dairy cows as compared to infusions with either glucose or saline. Six duodenum-fistulated Holstein cows were studied in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design with 3 periods of 7 days, in which the treatments were applied at the end of each period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448019/a-tandem-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-approach-for-metabolite-analysis-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#2
David J Samuels, Zhe Wang, Kyu Y Rhee, Shaun R Brinsmade
In an effort to thwart bacterial pathogens, hosts often limit the availability of nutrients at the site of infection. This limitation can alter the abundances of key metabolites to which regulatory factors respond, adjusting cellular metabolism. In recent years, a number of proteins and RNA have emerged as important regulators of virulence gene expression. For example, the CodY protein responds to levels of branched-chain amino acids and GTP and is widely conserved in low G+C Gram-positive bacteria. As a global regulator in Staphylococcus aureus, CodY controls the expression of dozens of virulence and metabolic genes...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446262/dietary-supplementation-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-increases-muscle-net-amino-acid-fluxes-through-elevating-their-substrate-availability-and-intramuscular-catabolism-in-young-pigs
#3
Liufeng Zheng, Fangrui Zuo, Shengjun Zhao, Pingli He, Hongkui Wei, Quanhang Xiang, Jiaman Pang, Jian Peng
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been clearly demonstrated to have anabolic effects on muscle protein synthesis. However, little is known about their roles in the regulation of net AA fluxes across skeletal muscle in vivo. This study was aimed to investigate the effect and related mechanisms of dietary supplementation of BCAA on muscle net amino acid (AA) fluxes using the hindlimb flux model. In all fourteen 4-week-old barrows were fed reduced-protein diets with or without supplemental BCAA for 28 d. Pigs were implanted with carotid arterial, femoral arterial and venous catheters, and fed once hourly with intraarterial infusion of p-amino hippurate...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442657/structural-characterization-and-biological-activities-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-from-phyllanthus-emblica
#4
Zihan Zeng, Wenjie Lv, Yongshuai Jing, Zhiyan Chen, Liyan Song, Ting Liu, Rongmin Yu
A novel water-soluble polysaccharide named PEPW80-1, with a molecular mass of 4.7 kDa, was isolated from the pulp tissues of Phyllanthus emblica, and purified by sephadex G-100 column and sephacryl S-300 HR chromatography. The structural features of PEPW80-1 were investigated by a combination of acid hydrolysis, periodate oxidation-Smith degradation, methylation analysis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, scanning electron microscope, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442570/coordination-chemistry-controls-the-thiol-oxidase-activity-of-the-b12-trafficking-protein-cblc
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Zhu Li, Aranganathan Shanmuganathan, Markus Ruetz, Kazuhiro Yamada, Nicholas A Lesniak, Bernhard Kraeutler, Thomas C Brunold, Markos Koutmos, Ruma Banerjee
The cobalamin or B12 cofactor supports sulfur and one-carbon metabolism and the catabolism of odd-chain fatty acids, branched-chain amino acids and cholesterol. CblC is a B12 processing enzyme involved in an early cytoplasmic step in the cofactor trafficking pathway. It catalyzes the glutathione (GSH)-dependent dealkylation of alkylcobalamins and the reductive decyanation of cyanocobalamin. CblC from Caenorhabdiitis elegans (ceCblC) also exhibits a robust thiol oxidase activity converting reduced GSH to oxidized GSSG with concomitant scrubbing of ambient dissolved O2 The mechanism of thiol oxidation catalyzed by ceCblC is not known...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441626/myobolites-muscle-derived-metabolites-with-paracrine-and-systemic-effects
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REVIEW
Ayon Ibrahim, Michael Neinast, Zoltan P Arany
Intracellular metabolism in skeletal muscle has been studied for more than a century and is the stuff of textbooks. In contrast, the extracellular secretion of metabolites by muscle cells, and their effects on non-muscle cells near or far, has been investigated much less extensively. Here, we describe a number of cases in which striated muscle secretes a metabolite that elicits complex responses in other cells or tissues, with involvements in normal physiology as well as obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiac remodeling...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440038/induced-chemical-defense-of-a-mushroom-by-a-double-bond-shifting-polyene-synthase
#7
Philip Brandt, María García-Altares, Markus Nett, Christian Hertweck, Dirk Hoffmeister
The antilarval mushroom polyenes 18-methyl-19-oxoicosaoctaenoic acid and 20-methyl-21-oxodocosanonaenoic acid appear in response to injury of the mycelium of the stereaceous mushroom BY1. We identified a polyketide synthase (PPS1) which belongs to a hitherto completely uncharacterized clade of polyketide synthases. Expression of the PPS1 gene is massively upregulated following mycelial damage. The synthesis of the above polyenes was reconstituted in the mold Aspergillus niger as a heterologous host. This demonstrates that PPS1 1) synchronously produces branched-chain polyketides of varied lengths, and 2) catalyzes the unprecedented shift of eight or nine double bonds...
April 25, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439093/gene-expression-profile-of-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-in-bmi-discordant-monozygotic-twin-pairs-unravels-molecular-and-clinical-changes-associated-with-sub-types-of-obesity
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M Muniandy, S Heinonen, H Yki-Järvinen, A Hakkarainen, J Lundbom, N Lundbom, J Kaprio, A Rissanen, M Ollikainen, K H Pietiläinen
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) undergoes major changes in obesity, but little is known about the whole-genome scale patterns of these changes or about their variation between different obesity subgroups. We sought to compare how transcriptomics profiles in SAT differ between monozygotic (MZ) co-twins who are discordant for body mass index (BMI), whether the profiles vary between twin pairs and whether the variation can be linked to clinical characteristics. METHODS: We analyzed the transcriptomics (Affymetrix U133 Plus 2...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437198/branched-chain-amino-acids-are-associated-with-insulin-resistance-independent-of-leptin-and-adiponectin-in-subjects-with-varying-degrees-of-glucose-tolerance
#9
Margery A Connelly, Justyna Wolak-Dinsmore, Robin P F Dullaart
BACKGROUND: Branched chain amino acids (BCAA) may be involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) development. Adipokines such as leptin and adiponectin influence insulin resistance and reflect adipocyte dysfunction. We examined the extent to which the association of BCAA with insulin resistance is attributable to altered leptin and adiponectin levels in individuals with varying degrees of glucose tolerance. METHODS: BCAA were measured by nuclear magnetic resonance, whereas leptin and adiponectin were measured by immunoassay, in subjects with normal fasting glucose (n = 30), impaired fasting glucose (n = 25), and T2DM (n = 15)...
May 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436198/effects-of-selenium-on-apoptosis-and-abnormal-amino-acid-metabolism-induced-by-excess-fatty-acid-in-isolated-rat-hepatocytes
#10
Zhigang Zhang, Siyu Li, Huijie Jiang, Biying Liu, Zhanjun Lv, Changming Guo, Haili Zhang
SCOPE: Increased serum free fatty acid (FFA) occurs in subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and also triggers oxidative stress, apoptosis, and insulin resistance. Selenium (Se) is an antioxidant agent. However, the effect of Se on NAFLD or diabetes is still unclear. We investigated the effect of Se on apoptosis and abnormal amino acid metabolism initiated by excess FFA in isolated rat hepatocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primary hepatocytes from rats were isolated and exposed to excessive FFA (0...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425133/fecal-microbiota-signatures-of-adult-patients-with-different-types-of-short-bowel-syndrome
#11
Yuhua Huang, Feilong Guo, Yousheng Li, Jian Wang, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a common cause of intestinal failure and can be divided into three types depending on intestinal anatomy. Gut dysbiosis has been observed in pediatric SBS patients and is associated with impaired outcome. Little is known about the changes in gut microbiota of adult SBS patients. Therefore, we aim to characterize the fecal microbiota of adult patients with different types of SBS. METHODS: Fifteen fecal samples from healthy controls and adult patients with type II or type III SBS were collected (five in each group)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422839/unexpected-side-effect-in-mcrc-a-care-compliant-case-report-of-regorafenib-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy
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Michela Quirino, Sabrina Rossi, Giovanni Schinzari, Michele Basso, Antonia Strippoli, Alessandra Cassano, Carlo Barone
RATIONALE: Regorafenib represents a treatment option in heavily pretreated patients affected by metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Its safety profile is typical of small-molecule tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and most adverse events are manageable. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 56 years-old Caucasian man affected by mCRC with normal hepatic reserve was treated with regorafenib as second-line treatment. After only 2 days of therapy, the patient presented to the emergency department due to impairment of both spatial and temporal orientation and motor function with bradylalia...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417264/branched-chain-amino-acids-and-brain-metabolism
#13
Justin E Sperringer, Adele Addington, Susan M Hutson
This review aims to provide a historical reference of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) metabolism and provide a link between peripheral and central nervous system (CNS) metabolism of BCAAs. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine (Leu, Ile, and Val) are unlike most other essential amino acids (AA), being transaminated initially in extrahepatic tissues, and requiring interorgan or intertissue shuttling for complete catabolism. Within the periphery, BCAAs are essential AAs and are required for protein synthesis, and are key nitrogen donors in the form of Glu, Gln, and Ala...
April 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417071/twenty-novel-mutations-in-bckdha-bckdhb-and-dbt-genes-in-a-cohort-of-52-saudi-arabian-patients-with-maple-syrup-urine-disease
#14
Faiqa Imtiaz, Abeer Al-Mostafa, Rabab Allam, Khushnooda Ramzan, Nada Al-Tassan, Asma I Tahir, Nouf S Al-Numair, Mohamed H Al-Hamed, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, Mohammad Al-Owain, Hamad Al-Zaidan, Mohammad Al-Amoudi, Alya Qari, Ameera Balobaid, Moeenaldeen Al-Sayed
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism due to defects in the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKD) complex, is commonly observed among other inherited metabolic disorders in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This report presents the results of mutation analysis of three of the four genes encoding the BCKD complex in 52 biochemically diagnosed MSUD patients originating from Saudi Arabia. The 25 mutations (20 novel) detected spanned across the entire coding regions of the BCKHDA, BCKDHB and DBT genes...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413737/amino-acid-leucine-chromatography-a-study-of-branched-chain-aminoaciduria-in-type-2-diabetes
#15
Bhagavan Reddy Kolanu, Venugopal Boddula, Sabitha Vadakedath, Venkataramana Kandi
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a disease characterized by insulin deficiency resulting in glucose intolerance and in abnormalities of other metabolic fuels including protein. Recently, a number of studies have revealed that branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) play an important role in the regulation of protein synthesis by activating mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in pancreatic β cells. BCAAs have positive effects on the regulation of glucose homeostasis...
March 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412513/wolbachia-induced-loss-of-male-fertility-is-likely-related-to-branch-chain-amino-acid-biosynthesis-and-ilve-in-laodelphax-striatellus
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Jia-Fei Ju, Ary A Hoffmann, Yan-Kai Zhang, Xing-Zhi Duan, Yan Guo, Jun-Tao Gong, Wen-Chao Zhu, Xiao-Yue Hong
Wolbachia are endosymbionts that infect many species of arthropods and nematodes. Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is the most common phenotype in affected hosts, involving embryonic lethality in crosses between Wolbachia-infected males and uninfected females. The molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are currently unclear. Here we examine the molecular correlates of the Wolbachia infection in Laodelphax striatellus (Fallén), an important rice pest, where embryonic lethality is strong and almost complete...
April 15, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410488/understanding-the-potency-of-fatty-acids-with-the-amino-acid-side-chains-of-bovine-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-a-quantum-chemical-approach
#17
Deepa Palanisamy, B Vijaya Pandiyan, Thirumeignanam Duraisamy, Ponmalai Kolandaivel
The present study aims to spotlight on the strength of interaction between different fatty acids with the Bovine-lactoglobulin (LGB) protein side chains along with the crystal water molecules at M062X/def2-QZVP level of theory. To analyse the role of carboxylic acid and its interaction with side chains and to reveal the significance of carboxylic acid, it was replaced by Acyl chloride (COCl), Acyl Bromide (COBr) and Acyl-Fluorine (COF) group and COS group. The ligands are linear with a straight and branched chain of carbon atoms, but extended methyl group make the ligand bend resulting in non-planar geometry...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408059/effect-of-a-high-protein-high-fiber-diet-plus-supplementation-with-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-the-nutritional-status-of-patients-with-cirrhosis
#18
A Ruiz-Margáin, R U Macías-Rodríguez, S L Ríos-Torres, B M Román-Calleja, O Méndez-Guerrero, P Rodríguez-Córdova, A Torre
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The potential benefits of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in cirrhosis extend beyond just the improvement of nutritional status. Their effects include improvement of glucose tolerance, oxidative stress, and inflammatory markers, as has been shown in several studies. A dual nutritional approach of a high-protein, high-fiber diet plus BCAAs in cirrhosis could have additional benefits, compared with BCAAs alone. Such an approach has not been explored and therefore the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a combination of a high-protein, high-fiber diet plus BCAA supplementation over a 6-month period of time on the nutritional status of patients with cirrhosis, as well as its safety and tolerability for those same patients...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401329/interactive-effects-of-dietary-leucine-and-isoleucine-on-growth-blood-parameters-and-amino-acid-profile-of-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#19
Liping Wang, Yuzhe Han, Zhiqiang Jiang, Menglei Sun, Bin Si, Fei Chen, Ning Bao
A 60-day feeding trial was conducted to assess the interactions of dietary leucine (Leu) and isoleucine (Ile) on Japanese flounder. Fish of 2.69 ± 0.04 g were fed experimental diets containing two levels of Leu (2.58 and 5.08% of diet) combined with three levels of Ile (1.44, 2.21, and 4.44% of diet), respectively. After the feeding trial, growth, proximate composition, muscle total amino acid profile, blood parameters, mucus lysozyme activity, and stress tolerance to freshwater were measured. Statistically significant (P < 0...
April 12, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396325/metabolic-genetic-screens-reveal-multidimensional-regulation-of-virulence-gene-expression-in-listeria-monocytogenes-and-an-aminopeptidase-that-is-critical-for-prfa-protein-activation
#20
Sivan Friedman, Marika Linsky, Lior Lobel, Lev Rabinovich, Nadejda Sigal, Anat A Herskovits
Listeria monocytogenes is an environmental saprophyte and intracellular bacterial pathogen. Upon invading mammalian cells, the bacterium senses abrupt changes in its metabolic environment, which are rapidly transduced to regulation of virulence gene expression. To explore the relationship between L. monocytogenes metabolism and virulence, we monitored virulence gene expression dynamics across a library of genetic mutants grown under two metabolic conditions known to activate the virulent state: charcoal-treated rich medium containing glucose 1-phosphate and minimal defined medium containing limiting concentrations of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)...
April 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
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