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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432118/molecular-basis-for-exercise-induced-fatigue-the-importance-of-strictly-controlled-cellular-ca-2-handling
#1
Arthur J Cheng, Nicolas Place, Håkan Westerblad
The contractile function of skeletal muscle declines during intense or prolonged physical exercise, that is, fatigue develops. Skeletal muscle fibers fatigue acutely during highly intense exercise when they have to rely on anaerobic metabolism. Early stages of fatigue involve impaired myofibrillar function, whereas decreased Ca(2+) release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) becomes more important in later stages. SR Ca(2+) release can also become reduced with more prolonged, lower intensity exercise, and it is then related to glycogen depletion...
April 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430539/metabolic-pathway-rewiring-in-engineered-cyanobacteria-for-solar-to-chemical-and-solar-to-fuel-production-from-co2
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Han Min Woo
Photoautotrophic cyanobacteria have been developed to convert CO2 to valuable chemicals and fuels as solar-to-chemical (S2C) and solar-to-fuel (S2F) platforms. Here, I describe the rewiring of the metabolic pathways in cyanobacteria to better understand the endogenous carbon flux and to enhance the yield of heterologous products. The plasticity of the cyanobacterial metabolism has been proposed to be advantageous for the development of S2C and S2F processes. The rewiring of the sugar catabolism and of the phosphoketolase pathway in the central cyanobacterial metabolism allowed for an enhancement in the level of target products by redirecting the carbon fluxes...
April 21, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429328/ammonia-production-from-amino-acid-based-biomass-like-sources-by-engineered-escherichia-coli
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Yosuke Mikami, Hisanari Yoneda, Yohei Tatsukami, Wataru Aoki, Mitsuyoshi Ueda
The demand for ammonia is expected to increase in the future because of its importance in agriculture, industry, and hydrogen transportation. Although the Haber-Bosch process is known as an effective way to produce ammonia, the process is energy-intensive. Thus, an environmentally friendly ammonia production process is desired. In this study, we aimed to produce ammonia from amino acids and amino acid-based biomass-like resources by modifying the metabolism of Escherichia coli. By engineering metabolic flux to promote ammonia production using the overexpression of the ketoisovalerate decarboxylase gene (kivd), derived from Lactococcus lactis, ammonia production from amino acids was 351 mg/L (36...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428793/transcriptomics-targeted-metabolomics-and-gene-expression-of-blackberry-leaves-and-fruits-indicate-flavonoid-metabolic-flux-from-leaf-to-red-fruit
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Enrique Gutierrez, Ana García-Villaraco, José A Lucas, Ana Gradillas, F Javier Gutierrez-Mañero, Beatriz Ramos-Solano
Blackberries (Rubus spp.) are among the high added value food products relevant for human health due to the increasing evidence of the beneficial effects of polyphenols, which are very abundant in these fruits. Interestingly, these compounds also play a role on plant physiology, being especially relevant their role in plant defense against biotic and abiotic stress. Hence, we hypothesize that since blackberry fruits have high amounts of flavonols and anthocyanins, leaves would also have high amounts of these compounds, and can be studied as a source of active molecules; furthermore, leaf synthesis would support their high contents in fruits...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428273/assessing-prostate-cancer-aggressiveness-with-hyperpolarized-dual-agent-3d-dynamic-imaging-of-metabolism-and-perfusion
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Hsin-Yu Chen, Peder E Z Larson, Robert A Bok, Cornelius von Morze, Renuka Sriram, Romelyn Delos Santos, Justin Delos Santos, Jeremy W Gordon, Naeim Bahrami, Marcus Ferrone, John Kurhanewicz, Daniel B Vigneron
New magnetic resonance (MR) molecular imaging techniques offer the potential for non-invasive, simultaneous quantification of metabolic and perfusion parameters in tumors. This study applied a 3D dynamic dual-agent hyperpolarized (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) approach with (13)C-pyruvate and (13)C-urea to investigate differences in perfusion and metabolism between low and high grade tumors in the TRAMP transgenic mouse model of prostate cancer. Dynamic MR data were corrected for T1 relaxation and RF excitation and modeled to provide quantitative measures of pyruvate to lactate flux (kPL) and urea perfusion (urea AUC) that correlated with TRAMP tumor histologic grade...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428141/temporal-impact-of-the-vascular-wilt-pathogen-verticillium-dahliae-on-tomato-root-proteome
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Katja Witzel, Anja Buhtz, Rita Grosch
The soil-borne fungus Verticillium dahliae is the causal agent of wilting disease and affects a wide range of plant species worldwide. Here, we report on the time-resolved analysis of the tomato root proteome in response to fungal colonization. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Hildares) was inoculated with V. dahliae at the two-leaf stage and roots were harvested at 7, 14 and 21 days post inoculation (dpi). In order to identify proteins related to the fungal spread at the different time points, a subsequent proteome analysis by two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) was conducted on samples from three independent experiments...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425205/engineering-the-xylose-catabolizing-dahms-pathway-for-production-of-poly-d-lactate-co-glycolate-and-poly-d-lactate-co-glycolate-co-d-2-hydroxybutyrate-in-escherichia-coli
#7
So Young Choi, Won Jun Kim, Seung Jung Yu, Si Jae Park, Sung Gap Im, Sang Yup Lee
Poly(lactate-co-glycolate), PLGA, is a representative synthetic biopolymer widely used in medical applications. Recently, we reported one-step direct fermentative production of PLGA and its copolymers by metabolically engineered Escherichia coli from xylose and glucose. In this study, we report development of metabolically engineered E. coli strains for the production of PLGA and poly(d-lactate-co-glycolate-co-d-2-hydroxybutyrate) having various monomer compositions from xylose as a sole carbon source. To achieve this, the metabolic flux towards Dahms pathway was modulated using five different synthetic promoters for the expression of Caulobacter crescentus XylBC...
April 19, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424826/synergizing-13-c-metabolic-flux-analysis-and-metabolic-engineering-for-biochemical-production
#8
Weihua Guo, Jiayuan Sheng, Xueyang Feng
Metabolic engineering of industrial microorganisms to produce chemicals, fuels, and drugs has attracted increasing interest as it provides an environment-friendly and renewable route that does not depend on depleting petroleum sources. However, the microbial metabolism is so complex that metabolic engineering efforts often have difficulty in achieving a satisfactory yield, titer, or productivity of the target chemical. To overcome this challenge, (13)C Metabolic Flux Analysis ((13)C-MFA) has been developed to investigate rigorously the cell metabolism and quantify the carbon flux distribution in central metabolic pathways...
April 20, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424264/identification-of-a-multienzyme-complex-for-glucose-metabolism-in-living-cells
#9
Casey L Kohnhorst, Minjoung Kyoung, Miji Jeon, Danielle L Schmitt, Erin L Kennedy, Julio Ramirez, Syrena M Bracey, Bao Tran Luu, Sarah J Russell, Songon An
Sequential metabolic enzymes in glucose metabolism have long been hypothesized to form multienzyme complexes that regulate glucose flux in living cells. However, it has been challenging to directly observe these complexes and their functional roles in living systems. In this work, we have used wide-field and confocal fluorescence microscopy to investigate the spatial organization of metabolic enzymes participating in glucose metabolism in human cells. We provide compelling evidence that human liver-type phosphofructokinase 1 (PFKL), which catalyzes a bottleneck step of glycolysis, forms various sizes of cytoplasmic clusters in human cancer cells, independent of protein expression levels and of the choice of fluorescent tags...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424185/very-long-chain-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-supplements-and-adipose-tissue-functions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Kazanna C Hames, Maria Morgan-Bathke, Debra A Harteneck, Lendia Zhou, John D Port, Ian R Lanza, Michael D Jensen
Background: Increased omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid consumption is reported to benefit patients with metabolic syndrome, possibly due to improved adipose tissue function.Objective: We tested the effects of high-dose, very-long-chain ω-3 fatty acids on adipose tissue inflammation and insulin regulation of lipolysis.Design: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study compared 6 mo of 3.9 g eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)/d (4.2 g total ω-3/d; n = 12) with a placebo (4.2 g oleate/d; n = 9) in insulin-resistant adults...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422089/thermogenic-adipocytes-promote-hdl-turnover-and-reverse-cholesterol-transport
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Alexander Bartelt, Clara John, Nicola Schaltenberg, Jimmy F P Berbée, Anna Worthmann, M Lisa Cherradi, Christian Schlein, Julia Piepenburg, Mariëtte R Boon, Franz Rinninger, Markus Heine, Klaus Toedter, Andreas Niemeier, Stefan K Nilsson, Markus Fischer, Sander L Wijers, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Ludger Scheja, Patrick C N Rensen, Joerg Heeren
Brown and beige adipocytes combust nutrients for thermogenesis and through their metabolic activity decrease pro-atherogenic remnant lipoproteins in hyperlipidemic mice. However, whether the activation of thermogenic adipocytes affects the metabolism and anti-atherogenic properties of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) is unknown. Here, we report a reduction in atherosclerosis in response to pharmacological stimulation of thermogenesis linked to increased HDL levels in APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice. Both cold-induced and pharmacological thermogenic activation enhances HDL remodelling, which is associated with specific lipidomic changes in mouse and human HDL...
April 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421289/adult-male-northern%C3%A2-elephant-seals-maintain-high-rates-of-glucose-production-during-extended-breeding-fasts
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Daniel E Crocker, Brian K Wenzel, Cory D Champagne, Dorian S Houser
Many species undergo natural fasts as part of their life histories. Extended fasting is associated with increased β-oxidation of fatty acids and reduced oxidation of glucose to minimize commitment of body protein to gluconeogenesis. However, the metabolic strategies used to sustain extended fasts simultaneous with high rates of energy expenditure are not well understood. Studies in fasting adult female and weanling northern elephant seals (NES) have revealed high rates of endogenous glucose production (EGP) under constraints of high nutrient demand for lactation or development but relatively low rates of metabolism...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420402/sser-species-specific-essential-reactions-database
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Abraham A Labena, Yuan-Nong Ye, Chuan Dong, Fa-Z Zhang, Feng-Biao Guo
BACKGROUND: Essential reactions are vital components of cellular networks. They are the foundations of synthetic biology and are potential candidate targets for antimetabolic drug design. Especially if a single reaction is catalyzed by multiple enzymes, then inhibiting the reaction would be a better option than targeting the enzymes or the corresponding enzyme-encoding gene. The existing databases such as BRENDA, BiGG, KEGG, Bio-models, Biosilico, and many others offer useful and comprehensive information on biochemical reactions...
April 19, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419089/erroneous-energy-generating-cycles-in-published-genome-scale-metabolic-networks-identification-and-removal
#14
Claus Jonathan Fritzemeier, Daniel Hartleb, Balázs Szappanos, Balázs Papp, Martin J Lercher
Energy metabolism is central to cellular biology. Thus, genome-scale models of heterotrophic unicellular species must account appropriately for the utilization of external nutrients to synthesize energy metabolites such as ATP. However, metabolic models designed for flux-balance analysis (FBA) may contain thermodynamically impossible energy-generating cycles: without nutrient consumption, these models are still capable of charging energy metabolites (such as ADP→ATP or NADP+→NADPH). Here, we show that energy-generating cycles occur in over 85% of metabolic models without extensive manual curation, such as those contained in the ModelSEED and MetaNetX databases; in contrast, such cycles are rare in the manually curated models of the BiGG database...
April 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418852/structural-homologies-between-phenformin-lipitor-and-gleevec-aim-the-same-metabolic-oncotarget-in-leukemia-and-melanoma
#15
REVIEW
Gábor Somlyai, T Que Collins, Emmanuelle J Meuillet, Patel Hitendra, Dominic P D'Agostino, László G Boros
Phenformin's recently demonstrated efficacy in melanoma and Gleevec's demonstrated anti-proliferative action in chronic myeloid leukemia may lie within these drugs' significant pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and structural homologies, which are reviewed herein. Gleevec's success in turning a fatal leukemia into a manageable chronic disease has been trumpeted in medical, economic, political and social circles because it is considered the first successful targeted therapy. Investments have been immense in omics analyses and while in some cases they greatly helped the management of patients, in others targeted therapies failed to achieve clinically stable recurrence-free disease course or to substantially extend survival...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418108/metabolic-characterization-and-transformation-of-the-non-dairy-lactococcus-lactis-strain-kf147-for-production-of-ethanol-from-xylose
#16
Kia Vest Petersen, Jianming Liu, Jun Chen, Jan Martinussen, Peter Ruhdal Jensen, Christian Solem
The non-dairy lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis KF147 can utilize xylose as the sole energy source. To assess whether KF147 could serve as a platform organism for converting second generation sugars into useful chemicals, we characterized growth and product formation for KF147 when grown on xylose. In a defined medium KF147 was found to co-metabolize xylose and arginine, resulting in bi-phasic growth. Especially at low xylose concentrations, arginine significantly improved growth rate. To facilitate further studies of the xylose metabolism, we eliminated arginine catabolism by deleting the arcA gene encoding the arginine deiminase...
April 18, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418068/recombinant-overexpression-of-dihydroneopterin-aldolase-catalyst-potentially-regulates-folate-biofortification
#17
Dhananjay K Pandey, Atul Kumar, Jitendra S Rathore, Nagendra Singh, Bhupendra Chaudhary
We aim to investigate the prospects of increased production of folate through the overexpression of heterologous dihydroneopterin aldolase catalyst. The gene encoding aldolase catalyst was cloned into an expression vector and the induced recombinant protein was purified through metal-affinity chromatography which appeared at 14 kDa position on polyacrylamide-gel. Remarkably, a periodic increase in the extracellular and intracellular folic acid concentration was observed at 4 h growth of induced recombinant DHNA samples than control in a pH-dependent manner...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417974/the-e-coli-molecular-phenotype-under-different-growth-conditions
#18
Mehmet U Caglar, John R Houser, Craig S Barnhart, Daniel R Boutz, Sean M Carroll, Aurko Dasgupta, Walter F Lenoir, Bartram L Smith, Viswanadham Sridhara, Dariya K Sydykova, Drew Vander Wood, Christopher J Marx, Edward M Marcotte, Jeffrey E Barrick, Claus O Wilke
Modern systems biology requires extensive, carefully curated measurements of cellular components in response to different environmental conditions. While high-throughput methods have made transcriptomics and proteomics datasets widely accessible and relatively economical to generate, systematic measurements of both mRNA and protein abundances under a wide range of different conditions are still relatively rare. Here we present a detailed, genome-wide transcriptomics and proteomics dataset of E. coli grown under 34 different conditions...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416145/the-ginkgo-biloba-extract-gbe-protects-the-kidney-from-damage-produced-by-a-single-and-low-dose-of-carbon-tetrachloride-in-adult-male-rats
#19
R M Chávez-Morales, F Jaramillo-Juárez, M L Rodríguez-Vázquez, M C Martínez-Saldaña, F A Posadas Del Río, J A Garfias-López
Gingko biloba leaves have been used as herbal medicine in China for 5000 years, and the standardized leaf extract (GB-STE) has some beneficial effects in the treatment of age-related, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the renoprotective effects of the Gingko biloba extract (GbE) against the toxicity of a single and relatively low dose of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). In male adult Wistar rats, we determined the urine flux, the concentration of total proteins in urine, the concentration of glucose in urine, and the concentration of malondialdehyde (MDA) in renal cortex as well as two markers of renal function (clearance of inulin and p-aminohippurate); we also compared the histological lesions caused by CCl4...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414049/spotlight-on-vitamin-d-receptor-lipid-metabolism-and-mitochondria-some-preliminary-emerging-issues
#20
REVIEW
Francesca Silvagno, Gianpiero Pescarmona
Transcriptional control and modulation of calcium fluxes underpin the differentiating properties of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3). In the latest years however few studies have pointed out the relevance of the mitochondrial effects of the hormone. It is now time to focus on the metabolic results of vitamin D receptor (VDR) action in mitochondria, which can explain the pleiotropic effects of 1,25(OH)2D3 and may elucidate few contrasting aspects of its activity. The perturbation of lipid metabolism described in VDR knockout mice and vitamin D deficient animals can be revisited based on the newly identified mechanism of action of 1,25(OH)2D3 in mitochondria...
April 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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