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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431025/1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-live-human-sperm
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S Reynolds, S J Calvert, M N Paley, A A Pacey
STUDY QUESTION: Can 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) be used to obtain information about the molecules and metabolites in live human spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Percoll-based density gradient centrifugation (DGC) followed by a further two washing steps, yielded enough sperm with minimal contamination (<0.01%) from seminal fluid to permit effective MRS which detected significant differences (p < 0.05) in the choline/glycerophosphocholine, lipid and lactate regions of the 1H MRS spectrum between sperm in the pellet and those from the 40/80% interface...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416487/metabolic-markers-and-statistical-prediction-of-serous-ovarian-cancer-aggressiveness-by-ambient-ionization-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Marta Sans, Kshipra M Gharpure, Robert Tibshirani, Jialing Zhang, Li Liang, Jinsong Liu, Jonathan H Young, Robert Dood, Anil K Sood, Livia Eberlin
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) results in the highest mortality among gynecological cancers, developing rapidly and aggressively. Dissimilarly, serous borderline ovarian tumors (BOT) can progress into low-grade serous carcinomas and have relatively indolent clinical behavior. The underlying biological differences between HGSC and BOT call for accurate diagnostic methodologies and tailored treatment options, and identification of molecular markers of aggressiveness could provide valuable biochemical insights and improve disease management...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393905/metabolomic-characterisation-of-the-effects-of-oncogenic-pik3ca-transformation-in-a-breast-epithelial-cell-line
#3
Chung-Ho E Lau, Gregory D Tredwell, James K Ellis, Eric W-F Lam, Hector C Keun
Somatic mutations in PIK3CA are frequently found in a number of human cancers, including breast cancer, altering cellular physiology and tumour sensitivity to chemotherapy. This renders PIK3CA an attractive molecular target for early detection and personalised therapy. Using (1)H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) and Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometery (GC-MS) together with (13)C stable isotope-labelled glucose and glutamine as metabolic tracers, we probed the phenotypic changes in metabolism following a single copy knock-in of mutant PIK3CA (H1047R) in the MCF10A cell line, an important cell model for studying oncogenic transformation in breast tissues...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388481/membrane-lipid-profiles-of-coral-responded-to-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-perturbations-on-the-cellular-membrane
#4
Chuan-Ho Tang, Ching-Yu Lin, Shu-Hui Lee, Wei-Hsien Wang
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnOs) released from popular sunscreens used during marine recreation apparently endanger corals; however, the known biological effects are very limited. Membrane lipids constitute the basic structural element to create cell a dynamic structure according to the circumstance. Nano-specific effects have been shown to mechanically perturb the physical state of the lipid membrane, and the cells accommodating the actions of nZnOs can be involved in the alteration of the membrane lipid composition...
March 31, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387717/relationships-among-different-water-soluble-choline-compounds-differ-between-human-preterm-and-donor-milk
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Sara Moukarzel, Lynda Soberanes, Roger A Dyer, Susan Albersheim, Rajavel Elango, Sheila M Innis
Choline is essential for infant development. Human milk choline is predominately present in three water-soluble choline (WSC) forms: free choline (FC), phosphocholine (PhosC), and glycerophosphocholine (GPC). It is unclear whether mother's own preterm milk and pooled donor milk differ in WSC composition and whether WSC compounds are interrelated. Mother's own preterm milk (n = 75) and donor milk (n = 30) samples from the neonatal intensive care unit, BC Women's Hospital were analyzed for WSC composition using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
April 7, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386093/higher-dietary-intakes-of-choline-and-betaine-are-associated-with-a-lower-risk-of-primary-liver-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Rui-Fen Zhou, Xiao-Lin Chen, Zhong-Guo Zhou, Yao-Jun Zhang, Qiu-Ye Lan, Gong-Cheng Liao, Yu-Ming Chen, Hui-Lian Zhu
The dietary intake of methyl donors is favorably associated with many diseases, but the findings regarding primary liver cancer (PLC) risk are limited. This study investigated the association between the intake of choline, betaine and methionine and PLC risk in adults. This 1:1 matched case-control study enrolled 644 hospital-based PLC patients and 644 community-based controls who were matched by sex and age, in Guangzhou, China. An interviewer-administered questionnaire and a food-frequency questionnaire were used to collect general information and dietary intake information...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384211/the-value-of-grip-test-lysophosphatidlycholines-glycerophosphocholine-ornithine-glucuronic-acid-decrement-in-assessment-of-nutritional-and-metabolic-characteristics-in-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis
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Qing Ye, Weili Yin, Lei Zhang, Huijuan Xiao, Yumei Qi, Shuye Liu, Baoxin Qian, Fengmei Wang, Tao Han
The liver is essential for the regulation of energy, protein and amino acids, as well as in other aspects of metabolism. To identify efficient indexes for evaluation of nutritional status and metabolic characteristics during different Child-Pugh stages of hepatitis B cirrhosis, 83 patients and 35 healthy individuals were enrolled in our study. We found that grip strength, triceps skinfold thickness (TSF), body fat and skeletal muscle of the patients were reduced compared to the control group (P<0.05). Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography data combined with mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) showed that levels of a variety of metabolites, including lysophosphatidylcholines (LysoPCs), glycerophosphocholine, ornithine and glucuronic acid were reduced in the serum of patients with hepatitis B cirrhosis (P<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350397/diagnosis-and-body-mass-index-effects-on-hippocampal-volumes-and-neurochemistry-in-bipolar-disorder
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D J Bond, L E Silveira, E L MacMillan, I J Torres, D J Lang, W Su, W G Honer, R W Lam, L N Yatham
We previously reported that higher body mass index (BMI) was associated with greater hippocampal glutamate+glutamine in people with bipolar disorder (BD), but not in non-BD healthy comparator subjects (HSs). In the current report, we extend these findings by examining the impact of BD diagnosis and BMI on hippocampal volumes and the concentrations of several additional neurochemicals in 57 early-stage BD patients and 31 HSs. Using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, we measured bilateral hippocampal volumes and the hippocampal concentrations of four neurochemicals relevant to BD: N-acetylaspartate+N-acteylaspartylglutamate (tNAA), creatine+phosphocreatine (Cre), myoinositol (Ins) and glycerophosphocholine+phosphatidylcholine (Cho)...
March 28, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338861/assessment-of-direct-interaction-between-cd36-and-an-oxidized-glycerophospholipid-species
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Satoshi Tsuzuki, Masayuki Yamasaki, Yuki Kozai, Tatsuya Sugawara, Yuki Manabe, Kazuo Inoue, Tohru Fushiki
SUMMARYCluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) is a transmembrane protein that recognizes multiple diverse ligands. It is believed that (i) oxidized glycerophosphocholine species having a terminal γ-hydroxyl(or oxo)-α,β-unsaturated carbonyl on the sn-2 acyl group (oxGPCCD36), which can occur on the surface of lipoprotein particles, serve as high-affinity ligands for CD36, and (ii) the amino acid 150-168 of CD36 (CD36150-168) is responsible for recognizing oxGPCCD36. However, it remains uncertain whether CD36150-168 directly interacts with oxGPCCD36 alone...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275104/dietary-choline-intake-is-directly-associated-with-bone-mineral-density-in-the-hordaland-health-study
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Jannike Øyen, Clara Gram Gjesdal, Therese Karlsson, Gard Ft Svingen, Grethe S Tell, Elin Strand, Christian A Drevon, Kathrine J Vinknes, Klaus Meyer, Per Magne Ueland, Ottar Nygård
Background: Choline is an important nutrient either obtained from a variety of foods or synthesized endogenously, and it is the precursor of betaine. We previously reported positive associations between plasma free choline and bone mineral density (BMD). Animal studies suggest an impact of dietary choline on bone metabolism, but the role of dietary intake of choline and betaine for human bone health is unknown.Objectives: The main aims were to examine the associations of dietary choline, choline species, and betaine with BMD and to study the relations between dietary and plasma free choline and betaine...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244131/phosphodiester-content-measured-in-human-liver-by-in-vivo-31-p-mr-spectroscopy-at-7-tesla
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Lucian A B Purvis, William T Clarke, Ladislav Valkovič, Christina Levick, Michael Pavlides, Eleanor Barnes, Jeremy F Cobbold, Matthew D Robson, Christopher T Rodgers
PURPOSE: Phosphorus ((31) P) metabolites are emerging liver disease biomarkers. Of particular interest are phosphomonoester and phosphodiester (PDE) "peaks" that comprise multiple overlapping resonances in (31) P spectra. This study investigates the effect of improved spectral resolution at 7 Tesla (T) on quantifying hepatic metabolites in cirrhosis. METHODS: Five volunteers were scanned to determine metabolite T1 s. Ten volunteers and 11 patients with liver cirrhosis were scanned at 7T...
February 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222577/acute-ingestion-of-neuromuscular-enhancement-supplements-do-not-improve-power-output-work-capacity-and-cognition
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Jennifer A Bunn, Andrew Crossley, Morgan D Timiney
BACKGROUND: Improving motor unit recruitment and function is trainable and positively affects performance. Evidence suggests that supplementation of choline, uridine, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may also enhance neuromuscular function. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of acute ingestion of these supplements on anaerobic exercise performance and cognition. METHODS: Twenty college-aged trained males (21.2 ± 1.4 years, 181.2 ± 6.1 cm, 94.4 ± 20...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220797/elevated-choline-containing-compound-levels-in-rapid-cycling-bipolar-disorder
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Bo Cao, Jeffrey A Stanley, Ives Cavalcante Passos, Benson Mwangi, Sudhakar Selvaraj, Giovana B Zunta-Soares, Jair C Soares
Previous studies have found increased levels of choline-containing compounds (ie, glycerophosphocholine plus phosphocholine (GPC+PC)) in bipolar disorder using in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS), especially in bipolar I disorder (BD-I). Increased levels of GPC+PC suggest alterations in the membrane phospholipids metabolism in bipolar disorder. Rapid cycling (RC) bipolar disorder is considered as a severe course of bipolar disorder, but it is unclear whether rapid cycling bipolar disorder is linked to highly altered membrane phospholipid metabolism...
March 29, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188804/metabolite-profiling-of-infection-associated-metabolic-markers-of-onchocerciasis
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Sasisekhar Bennuru, Sara Lustigman, David Abraham, Thomas B Nutman
The global efforts for onchocerciasis elimination may require additional tools (safe micro and macrofilaricidal drugs, vaccines and biomarkers) as elimination efforts move toward the "end game". Efforts toward the identification of suitable biomarkers have focused on specific protein(s) and/or nucleic acids, but metabolites present an alternative option as they have limited half-lives and are the result of combinatorial effects. In comparison to previously used methodology of LC-MS for metabolomic approaches, we used a non-targeted capillary electrophoresis time-of-flight mass spectrometry (CE-TOFMS) to analyze the serum metabolic profiles of Ov-infected and -uninfected individuals (n=20)...
February 8, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139245/a-metabolome-wide-study-of-dry-eye-disease-reveals-serum-androgens-as%C3%A2-biomarkers
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Jelle Vehof, Pirro G Hysi, Christopher J Hammond
PURPOSE: To test the association between serum metabolites and dry eye disease (DED) using a hypothesis-free metabolomics approach. DESIGN: Cross-sectional association study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2819 subjects from the population-representative TwinsUK cohort in the United Kingdom, with a mean age of 57 years (range, 17-82 years). METHODS: We tested associations between 222 known serum metabolites and DED. All subjects underwent nontargeted metabolomic analysis of plasma samples using gas and liquid chromatography in combination with mass spectrometry (Metabolon Inc...
April 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069796/high-dietary-folate-in-pregnant-mice-leads-to-pseudo-mthfr-deficiency-and-altered-methyl-metabolism-with-embryonic-growth-delay-and-short-term-memory-impairment-in-offspring
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Renata H Bahous, Nafisa M Jadavji, Liyuan Deng, Marta Cosín-Tomás, Jessica Lu, Olga Malysheva, Kit-Yi Leung, Ming-Kai Ho, Mercè Pallàs, Perla Kaliman, Nicholas D E Greene, Barry J Bedell, Marie A Caudill, Rima Rozen
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) generates methyltetrahydrofolate for methylation reactions. Severe MTHFR deficiency results in homocystinuria and neurologic impairment. Mild MTHFR deficiency (677C > T polymorphism) increases risk for complex traits, including neuropsychiatric disorders. Although low dietary folate impacts brain development, recent concerns have focused on high folate intake following food fortification and increased vitamin use. Our goal was to determine whether high dietary folate during pregnancy affects brain development in murine offspring...
March 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050958/non-invasive-prediction-of-blastocyst-implantation-ongoing-pregnancy-and-live-birth-by-mass-spectrometry-lipid-fingerprinting
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Edson Borges, Daniela P A F Braga, Amanda Souza Setti, Daniela A Montanni, Elaine Cristina Cabral, Marcos N Eberlin, Edson G Lo Turco, Assumpto Iaconelli
OBJECTIVE: To identify lipid markers of blastocyst implantation and ongoing pregnancy by day three culture medium mass spectrometry (MS) fingerprinting. METHODS: For this study, 33 culture media samples were harvested on day three, from 22 patients undergoing day five embryo transfers. All embryos achieved the blastocyst stage and were split into groups based on their implantation (Negative Implantation, n= 14 and Positive Implantation, n= 19). The positive implantation cycles resulted in successful ongoing pregnancies...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032377/proton-and-phosphorus-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-the-healthy-human-breast-at-7%C3%A2-t
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Wybe J M van der Kemp, Bertine L Stehouwer, Vincent O Boer, Peter R Luijten, Dennis W J Klomp, Jannie P Wijnen
In vivo water- and fat-suppressed (1) H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and (31) P magnetic resonance adiabatic multi-echo spectroscopic imaging were performed at 7 T in duplicate in healthy fibroglandular breast tissue of a group of eight volunteers. The transverse relaxation times of (31) P metabolites were determined, and the reproducibility of (1) H and (31) P MRS was investigated. The transverse relaxation times for phosphoethanolamine (PE) and phosphocholine (PC) were fitted bi-exponentially, with an added short T2 component of 20 ms for adenosine monophosphate, resulting in values of 199 ± 8 and 239 ± 14 ms, respectively...
February 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917121/neurochemical-and-neuroanatomical-plasticity-following-memory-training-and-yoga-interventions-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
#19
Hongyu Yang, Amber M Leaver, Prabha Siddarth, Pattharee Paholpak, Linda Ercoli, Natalie M St Cyr, Harris A Eyre, Katherine L Narr, Dharma S Khalsa, Helen Lavretsky
Behavioral interventions are becoming increasingly popular approaches to ameliorate age-related cognitive decline, but their underlying neurobiological mechanisms and clinical efficiency have not been fully elucidated. The present study explored brain plasticity associated with two behavioral interventions, memory enhancement training (MET) and a mind-body practice (yogic meditation), in healthy seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using structural magnetic resonance imaging (s-MRI) and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS)...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883027/disturbed-phospholipid-homeostasis-in-endoplasmic-reticulum-initiates-tri-o-cresyl-phosphate-induced-delayed-neurotoxicity
#20
Li Zhu, Pan Wang, Ying-Jian Sun, Ming-Yuan Xu, Yi-Jun Wu
Tri-o-cresyl phosphate (TOCP) is a widely used organophosphorus compound, which can cause a neurodegenerative disorder, i.e., organophosphate-induced delayed neurotoxicity (OPIDN). The biochemical events in the initiation of OPIDN were not fully understood except for the essential inhibition of neuropathy target esterase (NTE). NTE, located in endoplasmic reticulum (ER), catalyzes the deacylation of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) to glycerophosphocholine (GPC). The present study aims to study the changes of ER phospholipids profile as well as levels of important intermediates of phospholipid synthesis such as diacylglycerol (DAG) and phosphatidic acid (PA) at the initiation stage of OPIDN...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
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