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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332626/decreased-16-0-20-4-phosphatidylinositol-level-in-the-post-mortem-prefrontal-cortex-of-elderly-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Junya Matsumoto, Hiroki Nakanishi, Yasuto Kunii, Yuki Sugiura, Dai Yuki, Akira Wada, Mizuki Hino, Shin-Ichi Niwa, Takeshi Kondo, Michihiko Waki, Takahiro Hayasaka, Noritaka Masaki, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Yoshio Hashizume, Sakon Yamamoto, Shinji Sato, Takehiko Sasaki, Mitsutoshi Setou, Hirooki Yabe
The etiology of schizophrenia includes phospholipid abnormalities. Phospholipids are bioactive substances essential for brain function. To analyze differences in the quantity and types of phospholipids present in the brain tissue of patients with schizophrenia, we performed a global analysis of phospholipids in multiple brain samples using liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass/mass spectrometry (LC-ESI/MS/MS) and imaging mass spectrometry (IMS). We found significantly decreased 16:0/20:4-phosphatidylinositol (PI) levels in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the brains from patients with schizophrenia in the LC-ESI/MS/MS, and that the 16:0/20:4-PI in grey matter was most prominently diminished according to the IMS experiments...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325849/phospholipase-d%C3%AE-enhances-diacylglycerol-flux-into-triacylglycerol
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Wenyu Yang, Geliang Wang, Jia Li, Philip David Bates, Xuemin Wang, Douglas K Allen
Plant seeds are the primary source of triacylglycerols (TAG) for food, feed, fuel, and industrial applications. As TAG is produced from diacylglycerol (DAG) successful engineering strategies to enhance TAG levels have focused on the conversion of DAG to TAG. However, the production of TAG can be limited by flux through the enzymatic reactions that supply DAG. In this study, two Arabidopsis phospholipase Dζ genes (AtPLDζ1 and AtPLDζ2) were co-expressed in Camelina sativa to test whether the conversion of phosphatidylcholine (PC) to DAG impacts TAG levels in seeds...
March 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325847/specialized-diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-contributes-to-extreme-fatty-acid-content-of-cuphea-seed-oil
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Umidjon Iskandarov, Jillian E Silva, Hae Jin Kim, Mariette Andersson, Rebecca E Cahoon, Keithanne Mockaitis, Edgar B Cahoon
Seed oils of many Cuphea sp. contain >90% of medium-chain fatty acids, such as decanoic acid (10:0). These seed oils, which are among the most compositionally variant in the plant kingdom, arise from specialized fatty acid biosynthetic enzymes and specialized acyltransferases. These include lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases (LPAT) and diacylglycerol acyltransferases (DGAT) that are required for successive acylation of medium-chain fatty acids in the sn-2 and sn-3 positions of seed triacylglycerols (TAGs)...
March 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317774/development-of-an-up-grading-process-to-produce-mlm-structured-lipids-from-sardine-discards
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R Morales-Medina, M Munio, A Guadix, E M Guadix
The aim of the work was to produce MLM structured lipids with caprylic acid (M) as medium chain fatty acid located at the external bonds of the glycerol backbone and concentrated polyunsaturated fatty acids (L) from sardine discards (Sardine pilchardus) in the central bond of the glycerol. To that end, the following steps were conducted: (i) fish oil extraction, (ii) Omega-3 free fatty acids (FFA) concentration (low temperature winterization), (iii) two-steps enzymatic esterification and (iv) triacylglycerols (TAG) purification (liquid column chromatography)...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292473/placental-dimethyl-acetal-fatty-acid-derivatives-are-elevated-in-preeclampsia
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M Brien, L Berthiaume, I Rudkowska, P Julien, J F Bilodeau
Preeclampsia (PE) was shown to affect the placental content and the transfer of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to the fetus. Plasmalogens, a type of phospholipids with a vinyl-ether link at the sn-1 position, play an antioxidant role and are specifically enriched in PUFA at the sn-2 position. In this study, we characterized plasmalogen-derived dimethyl acetal (DMA) fatty acid derivatives, 16:0 DMA, 18:0 DMA, 9c-/11c-18:1 DMA and PUFA in the placenta of normotensive (n = 20) and PE (n = 20) pregnancies, according to the sampling site: peri-insertion or periphery...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274449/covalent-immobilization-of-lipase-onto-aminopropyl-functionalized-hydroxyapatite-encapsulated-%C3%AE-fe2o3-nanoparticles-a-magnetic-biocatalyst-for-interesterification-of-soybean-oil
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Wenlei Xie, Xuezhen Zang
Hydroxyapatite-encapsulated γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles were prepared, and lipase from Candida rugosa was then covalently bound onto the magnetic materials via covalent linkages. The magnetic carrier and immobilized lipase were characterized by enzyme activity assays, XRD, FT-IR, TEM, VSM and N2 adsorption-desorption techniques. Results demonstrated that γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles were coated with the hydroxyapatite, and the lipase was indeed tethered to the magnetic carriers without damage to their structure. The immobilized lipase showed a strong magnetic responsiveness and displayed high catalytic activities towards the interesterification of soybean oil...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262673/formation-mechanisms-of-fe3-xsnxo4-by-a-chemical-vapor-transport-cvt-process
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Zijian Su, Yuanbo Zhang, Bingbing Liu, Yingming Chen, Guanghui Li, Tao Jiang
Our former study reported that Fe-Sn spinel (Fe3-xSnxO4) was easily formed when SnO2 and Fe3O4 were roasted under CO-CO2 atmosphere at 900-1100 °C. However, the formation procedure is still unclear and there is a lack of theoretical research on the formation mechanism of the Fe-Sn spinel. In this work, the reaction mechanisms between SnO2 and Fe3O4 under CO-CO2 atmosphere were determined using XRD, VSM, SEM-EDS, XPS, etc. The results indicated that the formation of Fe3-xSnxO4 could be divided into four steps: reduction of SnO2 to solid phase SnO, volatilization of gaseous SnO, adsorption of gaseous SnO on the surface of Fe3O4, and redox reaction between SnO and Fe3O4...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246337/diacylglycerol-kinase-%C3%AF%C2%B5-deficiency-preserves-glucose-tolerance-and-modulates-lipid-metabolism-in-obese-mice
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Louise Mannerås-Holm, Milena Schönke, Joseph T Brozinick, Laurène Vetterli, Hai-Hoang Bui, Philip Sanders, Emmani B M Nascimento, Marie Björnholm, Alexander V Chibalin, Juleen R Zierath
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) catalyze the phosphorylation and conversion of DAG into phosphatidic acid. DGK isozymes have unique primary structures, expression patterns, subcellular localizations, regulatory mechanisms and DAG preferences. DGKε has a hydrophobic segment that promotes its attachment to membranes and shows substrate specificity for DAG with an arachidonoyl acyl chain in the sn-2 position of the substrate. We determined the role of DGKε in the regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis in relation to diet-induced insulin resistance and obesity using DGKε deficient (KO) and wild-type mice...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225268/structure-and-characterization-of-a-zero-dimensional-alkali-tin-dihalides-compound-cs3sn3f2cl7-with-the-sn2f2cl4-2-clusters
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Pifu Gong, Siyang Luo, Ke Xiao, Qian Huang, Yi Yang, Hongwei Huang, Yicheng Wu, Chuangtian Chen, Zheshuai Lin
A new perovskite stoichiometric alkali tin dihalides compound, Cs3Sn3F2Cl7, is synthesized by a hydrothermal method. This compound belongs to the monoclinic space group of P21/c with cell parameters of a = 9.5645(4) Å, b = 14.2057(7) Å, c = 13.5828(6) Å, and β = 93.2450(10)°. Unlike the common perovskites in which octahedra are interconnected to be a three-dimensional network, Cs3Sn3F2Cl7 possesses a zero-dimensional structure consisting of Cs(+) cations, isolated [SnCl3](-) trigonal pyramids, and dimer structural units [Sn2F2Cl4](2-); the latter microscopic unit is found for the first time...
February 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212406/accumulation-of-medium-chain-saturated-fatty-acyl-moieties-in-seed-oils-of-transgenic-camelina-sativa
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Zhaohui Hu, Qian Wu, Jyoti Dalal, Naresh Vasani, Harry O Lopez, Heike W Sederoff, Rongda Qu
With its high seed oil content, the mustard family plant Camelina sativa has gained attention as a potential biofuel source. As a bioenergy crop, camelina has many advantages. It grows on marginal land with low demand for water and fertilizer, has a relatively short life cycle, and is stress tolerant. As most other crop seed oils, camelina seed triacylglycerols (TAGs) consist of mostly long, unsaturated fatty acyl moieties, which is not desirable for biofuel processing. In our efforts to produce shorter, saturated chain fatty acyl moieties in camelina seed oil for conversion to jet fuel, a 12:0-acyl-carrier thioesterase gene, UcFATB1, from California bay (Umbellularia californica Nutt...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196124/isoprenoid-phospholipid-conjugates-as-potential-therapeutic-agents-synthesis-characterization-and-antiproliferative-studies
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Anna Gliszczyńska, Natalia Niezgoda, Witold Gładkowski, Marta Świtalska, Joanna Wietrzyk
The aim of this research was to extend application field of isoprenoid compounds by their introduction into phospholipid structure as the transport vehicle. The series of novel isoprenoid phospholipids were synthesized in high yields (24-97%), their structures were fully characterized and its anticancer activity was investigated in vitro towards several cell lines of different origin. Most of synthesized compounds showed a significantly higher antiproliferative effect on tested cell lines than free terpene acids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191598/diacylglycerol-kinase-%C3%AE%C2%B5-localizes-to-subsurface-cisterns-of-cerebellar-purkinje-cells
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Yasukazu Hozumi, Hiroki Fujiwara, Kenya Kaneko, Satoshi Fujii, Matthew K Topham, Masahiko Watanabe, Kaoru Goto
Following activation of Gq protein-coupled receptors, phospholipase C yields a pair of second messengers: diacylglycerol (DG) and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) phosphorylates DG to produce phosphatidic acid, another second messenger. Of the DGK family, DGKε is the only DGK isoform that exhibits substrate specificity for DG with an arachidonoyl acyl chain at the sn-2 position. Recently, we demonstrated that hydrophobic residues in the N-terminus of DGKε play an important role in targeting the endoplasmic reticulum in transfected cells...
February 13, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185537/a-concise-update-on-the-relevance-of-secretory-phospholipase-a2-group-iia-and-its-inhibitors-to-cancer
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Juan Chen, Long Ye, Yu Sun, Yoshikazhu Takada
Secretory phospholipase A2 group IIA (sPLA2-IIA) is an enzyme that hydrolyzes the sn-2 ester bond in glyceroacyl phospholipids present in lipoproteins and cell membranes. As many immunohistochemical studies reveal that the high expression of sPLA2-IIA in the tumorous tissue or plasma of cancer patients, though low expression in other cases, the enzyme is considered highly relevant with cancer development. Effort has been made to establish the mechanism of how sPLA2-IIA is involved in various cancers in order to understand its pathogenic role and to utilize it as a target for cancer diagnosis and therapy...
February 9, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131878/phospholipase-a2-potential-roles-in-native-membrane-fusion
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Deepti Dabral, Jens R Coorssen
Membrane fusion is a fundamental molecular mechanism by which two apposed membrane bilayers coalesce in rapid, transient steps that enable the successive merging of the outer and inner leaflets allowing lipid intermixing and subsequent mixing of the two previously separate compartments. The actual membrane merger mechanism - fusion, by definition - is conceptualized to be protein- or lipid-centric. According to the widely vetted stalk-pore hypothesis, membrane fusion proceeds via high curvature lipid intermediates...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112859/the-catalytic-mechanism-of-the-class-c-radical-s-adenosylmethionine-methyltransferase-nosn
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Wei Ding, Yongzhen Li, Junfeng Zhao, Xinjian Ji, Tianlu Mo, Haocheng Qianzhu, Tao Tu, Zixin Deng, Yi Yu, Fener Chen, Qi Zhang
S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) is one of the most common co-substrates in enzyme-catalyzed methylation reactions. Most SAM-dependent reactions proceed through an SN 2 mechanism, whereas a subset of them involves radical intermediates for methylating non-nucleophilic substrates. Herein, we report the characterization and mechanistic investigation of NosN, a class C radical SAM methyltransferase involved in the biosynthesis of the thiopeptide antibiotic nosiheptide. We show that, in contrast to all known SAM-dependent methyltransferases, NosN does not produce S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) as a co-product...
January 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108360/archaeal-lipids-in-oral-delivery-of-therapeutic-peptides
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Ann-Christin Jacobsen, Sara M Jensen, Gert Fricker, Martin Brandl, Alexander H Treusch
Archaea contain membrane lipids that differ from those found in the other domains of life (Eukarya and Bacteria). These lipids consist of isoprenoid chains attached via ether bonds to the glycerol carbons at the sn-2,3 positions. Two types of ether lipids are known, polar diether lipids and bipolar tetraether lipids. The inherent chemical stability and unique membrane-spanning characteristics of tetraether lipids render them interesting for oral drug delivery purposes. Archaeal lipids form liposomes spontaneously (archaeosomes) and may be incorporated in conventional liposomes (mixed vesicles)...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102312/correlations-of-charge-neutrality-level-with-electronic-structure-and-p-d-hybridization
#17
Arkaprava Das, Subodh K Gautam, D K Shukla, Fouran Singh
The formation of charge neutrality level (CNL) in highly conducting Cadmium oxide (CdO) thin films is demonstarted by the observed variation in the band gap upon annealing and doping. It may be explained by the observation that Tin (Sn) doping breaks the perfect periodicity of CdO cubic crystal structure and creates virtual gap states (ViGS). The level of local CNL resides at the branch point of ViGS, making the energy at which native defect's character changes from predominantly donor-like below CNL to predominantly acceptor-like above the CNL and a schematic band diagram is developed to substantiate the same...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076953/effects-of-lithium-and-other-monovalent-ions-on-palmitoyl-oleoyl-phosphatidylcholine-bilayer
#18
James Kruczek, See-Wing Chiu, Eric Jakobsson, Sagar A Pandit
Interactions of monovalent salts with lipid membranes are explored with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The simulations included the monovalent ions Na(+) and K(+), for their importance in physiology, Li(+) for its small size and importance in several medical conditions including bipolar disorder, and Rb(+) for its large size. All simulations included Cl(-) as counterions. One bilayer was simulated without salt as a control. Palmitoyl oleoyl phosphatidylcholine (POPC) bilayers experienced reductions in area per lipid with the addition of salt; the smaller the ion the smaller the area, with the exception of Li(+)...
January 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063792/syntheses-and-antiproliferative-activities-of-novel-phosphatidylcholines-containing-dehydroepiandrosterone-moieties
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Marek Kłobucki, Aleksandra Grudniewska, Damian A Smuga, Małgorzata Smuga, Joanna Jarosz, Joanna Wietrzyk, Gabriela Maciejewska, Czesław Wawrzeńczyk
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a natural hormone with many beneficial properties including an anticancer activity. Unfortunately, DHEA is unstable in the body and exhibits cytotoxicity against healthy cells. In this study, a series of new phosphocholines containing DHEA at sn-1 and/or sn-2 positions were prepared. Succinic acid was used as a linker between the active drug and sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine. All the compounds were evaluated in vitro for their antiproliferative activities against four cell lines: Balb/3T3, HL-60, B16, and LNCaP...
January 4, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063498/preparation-of-the-full-set-of-recombinant-mouse-and-human-secreted-phospholipases-a2
#20
F Ghomashchi, V Brglez, C Payré, L Jeammet, S Bezzine, M H Gelb, G Lambeau
A family of 14-20kDa, disulfide-rich, calcium-dependent secreted phospholipases A2 (sPLA2s) that release fatty acids from the sn-2 position of glycerophospholipids can be found in mammals. They have a diverse array of tissue distribution and biological functions. In this chapter we provide detailed protocols for production of nearly all of the mouse and human sPLA2s mainly by expression in bacteria and in vitro refolding or by expression in insect cells. High-resolution mass spectrometry and enzymatic assays were, respectively, used to show that all disulfides are formed and that the enzymes are active, strongly suggesting that each sPLA2 was prepared in the structurally native form...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
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