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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620314/orexin-system-the-key-for-a-healthy-life
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Sergio Chieffi, Marco Carotenuto, Vincenzo Monda, Anna Valenzano, Ines Villano, Francesco Precenzano, Domenico Tafuri, Monica Salerno, Nicola Filippi, Francesco Nuccio, Maria Ruberto, Vincenzo De Luca, Luigi Cipolloni, Giuseppe Cibelli, Maria P Mollica, Diego Iacono, Ersilia Nigro, Marcellino Monda, Giovanni Messina, Antonietta Messina
The orexin-A/hypocretin-1 and orexin-B/hypocretin-2 are neuropeptides synthesized by a cluster of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus and perifornical area. Orexin neurons receive a variety of signals related to environmental, physiological and emotional stimuli, and project broadly to the entire CNS. Orexin neurons are "multi-tasking" neurons regulating a set of vital body functions, including sleep/wake states, feeding behavior, energy homeostasis, reward systems, cognition and mood. Furthermore, a dysfunction of orexinergic system may underlie different pathological conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613070/engineering-high-potential-photo-oxidants-with-panchromatic-absorption
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Ting Jiang, Nicholas F Polizzi, Jeff Rawson, Michael J Therien
Challenging photochemistry demands high-potential visible-light-absorbing photo-oxidants. We report (i) a highly electron-deficient Ru(II) complex (eDef-Rutpy) bearing an E1/2(0/+) potential more than 300 mV more positive than that of any established Ru(II) bis(terpyridyl) derivative, and (ii) an ethyne-bridged eDef-Rutpy-(porphinato)Zn(II) (eDef-RuPZn) supermolecule that affords both panchromatic UV-vis spectral domain absorptivity and a high E1/2(0/+) potential, comparable to that of Ce(NH4)2(NO3)6 [E1/2(Ce(3+/4+)) = 1...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606051/comparison-of-bone-mineral-density-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-and-x-linked-agammaglobulinaemia-patients
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Ali Mohebbi, Gholamreza Azizi, Naeimeh Tavakolinia, Mehdi Karimipour, Fatemeh Kiaee, Reza Yazdani, Sareh Sadat Ebrahimi, Hosein Rafiemanesh, Vahid Ziaee, Hassan Abolhassani, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Farzaneh Abbasi, Fatemeh Sayarifard, Mehran Ebrahimi, Javad Tafaroji
BACKGROUND: Primary antibody deficiency (PAD) is the most common group of primary immunodeficiency disorders, resulting from different defects in development and function of B cell lineage. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) are two of the major types of PADs. Optimal growth and subsequently bone health could potentially compromise due to the interference of several factors in PAD with childhood onset. In the present study, our aim was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) of patients with CVID and XLA...
June 11, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599495/investigation-of-the-relative-biological-effectiveness-and-uniform-isobiological-killing-effects-of-irradiation-with-a-clinical-carbon-sobp-beam-on-dna-repair-deficient-cho-cells
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Shigeaki Sunada, Ian M Cartwright, Hirokazu Hirakawa, Akira Fujimori, Mitsuru Uesaka, Takamitsu A Kato
Spread-out Bragg peak (SOBP) C ions have been used clinically in charged particle radiation therapy for years. An SOBP beam consists of various monoenergetic Bragg peaks; however, the biological effect of irradiation with an SOBP beam track has not been well-studied. In order to determine the clinically prospective molecular targets, radiosensitivity to the beam track in DNA repair deficient cell lines was investigated. A total of four distinct Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines, including CHO10B2 (wild-type), V3 (protein kinase DNA-activated catalytic polypeptide deficient), 51D1 (RAD51 paralog D deficient) and PADR9 [poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) deficient], were irradiated with gamma-rays, C ions (290 MeV/n) and Fe ions (500 MeV/n), in order to compare cellular lethality...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592350/vitamin-d-status-in-renal-transplant-recipients-living-in-a-low-latitude-city-association-with-body-fat-cardiovascular-risk-factors-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-proteinuria
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Kelli T C Rosina, Ana Paula M Menna Barreto, Karine S S Pontes, Cyro J M Martins, Edison Souza, Rachel Bregman, Maria Inês Barreto Silva, Márcia R S T Klein
Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency is associated with CVD, impaired kidney function and proteinuria. To date, no study has evaluated these associations in renal transplant recipients (RTR) adjusting for body adiposity assessed by a 'gold standard' method. This study aimed to evaluate the vitamin D status and its association with body adiposity, CVD risk factors, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and proteinuria in RTR, living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (a low-latitude city (22°54'10"S)), taking into account body adiposity evaluated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
June 8, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591144/err%C3%AE-negatively-regulates-type-i-interferon-induction-by-inhibiting-tbk1-irf3-interaction
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Xiang He, Shengli Ma, Yinyin Tian, Congwen Wei, Yongjie Zhu, Feng Li, Pingping Zhang, Penghao Wang, Yanhong Zhang, Hui Zhong
Estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily controlling energy homeostasis; however, its precise role in regulating antiviral innate immunity remains to be clarified. Here, we showed that ERRα deficiency conferred resistance to viral infection both in vivo and in vitro. Mechanistically, ERRα inhibited the production of type-I interferon (IFN-I) and the expression of multiple interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs). Furthermore, we found that viral infection induced TBK1-dependent ERRα stabilization, which in turn associated with TBK1 and IRF3 to impede the formation of TBK1-IRF3, IRF3 phosphorylation, IRF3 dimerization, and the DNA binding affinity of IRF3...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554473/differential-proteomic-analysis-revealing-the-ovule-abortion-in-the-female-sterile-line-of-pinus-tabulaeformis-carr
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Min Zhang, Xiaoxin Song, Kun Lv, Yang Yao, Zaixin Gong, Caixia Zheng
Ovule abortion affects the yield and quality of Pinus tabulaeformis Carr. seeds. Research into ovule abortion has importance for improving the seed setting rate and establishing artificial seed production techniques. Fertile line (FL) ovules (FL-E) and sterile line (SL) ovules (SL-E) in the early stage of free nuclear mitosis of megagametophyte (FNMM), FL ovules (FL-L) and SL ovules (SL-L) in the late stage of FNMM of P. tabulaeformis were collected as materials. 4192 proteins were identified by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based analysis...
July 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553251/no-difference-in-mood-and-quality-of-life-in-dhea-s-deficient-adults-with-addison-s-disease-vs-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-normal-dhea-s-levels-implications-for-management-of-these-conditions
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Adrian H Heald, Andreas Walther, Julian R E Davis, Gabriela Y C Moreno, John Kane, Mark Livingston, Helen L Fowler
Patients with Addison's disease have relatively high rates of depression and anxiety symptoms compared with population-based reference samples. Addison's disease results in deficiency of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA-sulfate (DHEA-S). There is considerable debate about the specific effects of DHEA deficiency on energy level and mood. We measured emotional well-being in 16 patients with Addison's disease and a group of 16 hospital attendees with type 2 diabetes. Participants completed the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28), the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the World Health Organization's quality of life assessment (WHOQOL-BREF) and the Holmes-Rahe life event scale...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551782/mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-dysfunction-in-failing-heart
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Freya L Sheeran, Salvatore Pepe
Energy insufficiency has been recognized as a key feature of systolic heart failure. Although mitochondria have long been known to sustain myocardial work energy supply, the capacity to therapeutically target mitochondrial bioenergetics dysfunction is hampered by a complex interplay of multiple perturbations that progressively compound causing myocardial failure and collapse. Compared to non-failing human donor hearts, activity rates of complexes I and IV, nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NADPH-transhydrogenase, Nnt) and the Krebs cycle enzymes isocitrate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase and aconitase are markedly decreased in end-stage heart failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546856/epigenetic-regulation-of-runx2-transcription-and-osteoblast-differentiation-by-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase
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Min Ling, Peixin Huang, Shamima Islam, Daniel P Heruth, Xuanan Li, Li Qin Zhang, Ding-You Li, Zhaohui Hu, Shui Qing Ye
BACKGROUND: Bone degenerative disorders like osteoporosis may be initiated by age-related shifts in anabolic and catabolic responses that control bone homeostasis. Although there are studies suggesting that metabolic changes occur with stem cell differentiation, the molecular mechanisms governing energy metabolism and epigenetic modification are not understood fully. Here we reported the key role of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in the salvage pathway of NAD biosynthesis from nicotinamide, in the osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533895/effects-of-nitrogen-and-tiller-type-on-grain-yield-and-physiological-responses-in-rice
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Yang Wang, Jianwei Lu, Tao Ren, Saddam Hussain, Chen Guo, Sen Wang, Rihuan Cong, Xiaokun Li
The increasing food demands from an expanding population necessitate global efforts to increase crop production and ensure food security. The rate of nitrogen (N) fertilizer application is strongly related to crop yield. However, although the application of N fertilizer significantly increases the number of tillers in rice, late emerging tillers usually produce lower yields compared with early emerging tillers. Understanding the physiological constraints of late emerging rice tillers is critical for further increasing rice grain yields...
March 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532548/mtorc1-in-agrp-neurons-integrates-exteroceptive-and-interoceptive-food-related-cues-in-the-modulation-of-adaptive-energy-expenditure-in-mice
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Luke K Burke, Tamana Darwish, Althea R Cavanaugh, Sam Virtue, Emma Roth, Joanna Morro, Shun-Mei Liu, Jing Xia, Jeffrey W Dalley, Keith Burling, Streamson Chua, Toni Vidal-Puig, Gary J Schwartz, Clémence Blouet
Energy dissipation through interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT) thermogenesis is an important contributor to adaptive energy expenditure. However, it remains unresolved how acute and chronic changes in energy availability are detected by the brain to adjust iBAT activity and maintain energy homeostasis. Here, we provide evidence that AGRP inhibitory tone to iBAT represents an energy-sparing circuit that integrates environmental food cues and internal signals of energy availability. We establish a role for the nutrient-sensing mTORC1 signaling pathway within AGRP neurons in the detection of environmental food cues and internal signals of energy availability, and in the bi-directional control of iBAT thermogenesis during nutrient deficiency and excess...
May 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527629/p62-sequestosome-1-knockout-delays-neurodegeneration-induced-by-drp1-loss
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Tatsuya Yamada, Yoshihiro Adachi, Toru Yanagawa, Miho Iijima, Hiromi Sesaki
Purkinje neurons, one of the largest neurons in the brain, are critical for controlling body movements, and the dysfunction and degeneration of these cells cause ataxia. Purkinje neurons require a very efficient energy supply from mitochondria because of their large size and extensive dendritic arbors. We have previously shown that mitochondrial division mediated by dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) is critical for the development and survival of Purkinje neurons. Drp1 deficiency has been associated with one of the major types of ataxia: autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix Saguenay...
May 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526632/erythrocytosis-following-testosterone-therapy
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REVIEW
Samuel J Ohlander, Bibin Varghese, Alexander W Pastuszak
INTRODUCTION: A rapid increase in awareness of androgen deficiency has led to substantial increases in prescribing of testosterone therapy (TTh), with benefits of improvements in mood, libido, bone density, muscle mass, body composition, energy, and cognition. However, TTh can be limited by its side effects, particularly erythrocytosis. This review examines the literature on testosterone-induced erythrocytosis and polycythemia. AIM: To review the available literature on testosterone-induced erythrocytosis, discuss possible mechanisms for pathophysiology, determine the significance of formulation, and elucidate potential thromboembolic risk...
May 16, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526376/the-excessive-caloric-intake-and-micronutrient-deficiencies-related-to-obesity-after-a-long-term-interdisciplinary-therapy
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Vanessa Fadanelli Schoenardie Poli, Ricardo Badan Sanches, Amanda Dos Santos Moraes, João Pedro Novo Fidalgo, Maythe Amaral Nascimento, Paula Bresciani, Stephan Garcia Andrade-Silva, Marcos Alberto Taddeo Cipullo, José Carlos Clemente, Danielle Arisa Caranti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a long-term interdisciplinary lifestyle modification therapy on food intake, body composition, and anthropometric measurements of obese women. METHODS: Seventy obese women (age 41 ± 5.9 y) attended the interdisciplinary therapy, with nutrition, physical exercise, physiotherapy, and psychological support during the course of 1 y. Usual food intake was estimated by 3-d dietary record. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry was performed to determine body fat and fat-free mass...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504974/diffusion-and-aggregation-of-oxygen-vacancies-in-amorphous-silica
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Manveer S Munde, David Z Gao, Alexander L Shluger
Using density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we investigated oxygen vacancy diffusion and aggregation in relation to dielectric breakdown in amorphous silicon dioxide (a-SiO2). Our calculations indicate the existence of favourable sites for the formation of vacancy dimers and trimers in the amorphous network with maximum binding energies of approximately 0.13 eV and 0.18 eV, respectively. However, an average energy barrier height for neutral vacancy diffusion is found to be about 4.6 eV, rendering this process unfeasible...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484037/chromosome-level-genome-assembly-and-transcriptome-of-the-green-alga-chromochloris-zofingiensis-illuminates-astaxanthin-production
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Melissa S Roth, Shawn J Cokus, Sean D Gallaher, Andreas Walter, David Lopez, Erika Erickson, Benjamin Endelman, Daniel Westcott, Carolyn A Larabell, Sabeeha S Merchant, Matteo Pellegrini, Krishna K Niyogi
Microalgae have potential to help meet energy and food demands without exacerbating environmental problems. There is interest in the unicellular green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis, because it produces lipids for biofuels and a highly valuable carotenoid nutraceutical, astaxanthin. To advance understanding of its biology and facilitate commercial development, we present a C. zofingiensis chromosome-level nuclear genome, organelle genomes, and transcriptome from diverse growth conditions. The assembly, derived from a combination of short- and long-read sequencing in conjunction with optical mapping, revealed a compact genome of ∼58 Mbp distributed over 19 chromosomes containing 15,274 predicted protein-coding genes...
May 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479249/ptp1b-deficiency-improves-hypothalamic-insulin-sensitivity-resulting-in-the-attenuation-of-agrp-mrna-expression-under-high-fat-diet-conditions
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Mariko Sugiyama, Ryoichi Banno, Akira Mizoguchi, Takashi Tominaga, Taku Tsunekawa, Takeshi Onoue, Daisuke Hagiwara, Yoshihiro Ito, Yoshiaki Morishita, Shintaro Iwama, Motomitsu Goto, Hidetaka Suga, Hiroshi Arima
Hypothalamic insulin receptor signaling regulates energy balance and glucose homeostasis via agouti-related protein (AgRP). While protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is classically known to be a negative regulator of peripheral insulin signaling by dephosphorylating both insulin receptor β (IRβ) and insulin receptor substrate, the role of PTP1B in hypothalamic insulin signaling remains to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we investigated the role of PTP1B in hypothalamic insulin signaling using PTP1B deficient (KO) mice in vivo and ex vivo...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476777/disease-stage-dependent-changes-in-cardiac-contractile-performance-and-oxygen-utilization-underlie-reduced-myocardial-efficiency-in-human-inherited-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ahmet Güçlü, Paul Knaapen, Hendrik J Harms, Rahana Y Parbhudayal, Michelle Michels, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Albert C van Rossum, Tjeerd Germans, Jolanda van der Velden
BACKGROUND: Reduced myocardial efficiency represents a target for therapy in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy although therapeutic benefit may depend on disease stage. Here, we determined disease stage-dependent changes in myocardial efficiency and effects of myectomy surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial external efficiency (MEE) was determined in 27 asymptomatic mutation carriers (genotype positive/phenotype negative), 10 patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), 10 patients with aortic valve stenosis, and 14 healthy individuals using [(11)C]-acetate positron emission tomography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471544/neonatal-hypothyroidism-affects-testicular-glucose-homeostasis-through-increased-oxidative-stress-in-prepubertal-mice-effects-on-glut3-glut8-and-cx43
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D Sarkar, S K Singh
Thyroid hormones (THs) play an important role in maintaining the link between metabolism and reproduction and the altered THs status is associated with induction of oxidative stress in various organs like brain, heart, liver and testis. Further, reactive oxygen species play a pivotal role in regulation of glucose homeostasis in several organs, and glucose utilization by Leydig cells is essential for testosterone biosynthesis and thus is largely dependent on glucose transporter 8 (GLUT8). Glucose uptake by Sertoli cells is mediated through glucose transporter 3 (GLUT3) under the influence of THs to meet energy requirement of developing germ cells...
May 4, 2017: Andrology
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