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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648005/-components-of-human-placental-extract-and-its-protective-effect-to-rat-from-d-galn-induced-acute-liver-injury
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H Q Lei, M L Cheng, J Li, P P Zhou, X H Luo, F Yu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of human placental extracts (HPE) on the protection from acute liver injury (ALI) induced by D-GalN and analyze the components of HPE. Methods: (1)Fourty male mice were randomly divided into five groups (Blank, Model, MgIG, HPE and HPE+ MgIG) for the ALI model and treatments.The serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) were determined by biochemical assays.Nitric monoxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC) in serum and hepatic tissue were detected by assay kits...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640361/global-and-targeted-serum-metabolic-profiling-of-colorectal-cancer-progression
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Yin Long, Beatriz Sanchez-Espiridion, Moubin Lin, Lindsey White, Lopa Mishra, Gottumakkala S Raju, Scott Kopetz, Cathy Eng, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, David W Chang, Yuanqing Ye, Dong Liang, Xifeng Wu
BACKGROUND: Patients with colorectal adenoma polyps (PLPs) are at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the development of improved and robust biomarkers to enable the screening, surveillance, and early detection of PLPs and CRC continues to be a challenge. The aim of this study was to identify biomarkers of progression to CRC through metabolomic profiling of human serum samples with a multistage approach. METHODS: Metabolomic profiling was conducted with the Metabolon platform for 30 CRC patients, 30 PLP patients, and 30 control subjects, and this was followed by the targeted validation of the top metabolites in an additional set of 50 CRC patients, 50 PLP patients, and 50 controls with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628279/acyclic-nucleoside-phosphonates-containing-9-deazahypoxanthine-and-a-5-membered-heterocycle-as-selective-inhibitors-of-plasmodial-6-oxopurine-phosphoribosyltransferases
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Martin Maxmilian Kaiser, Ondřej Baszczyňski, Dana Hocková, Lenka Poštová-Slavětínská, Martin Dračínský, Dianne T Keough, Luke W Guddat, Zlatko Janeba
Acyclic nucleoside phosphonates (ANPs) are an important class of therapeutic drugs that act as antiviral agents by inhibiting viral DNA polymerases and reverse transcriptases. ANPs containing a 6-oxopurine instead of 6-aminopurine or pyrimidine bases are inhibitors of the purine salvage enzyme, hypoxanthine-guanine-[xanthine]-phosphoribosyltransferase (HG[X]PRT). Such compounds, and their prodrugs, are able to arrest the growth of Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) in cell culture. A new series of ANPs has been synthesized and tested as inhibitors of human HGPRT, PfHGXPRT and Plasmodium vivax (Pv) HGPRT...
June 19, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628181/synthesis-and-antiviral-evaluation-of-base-modified-deoxythreosyl-nucleoside-phosphonates
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Chao Liu, Shrinivas G Dumbre, Christophe Pannecouque, Brent Korba, Steven De Jonghe, Piet Herdewijn
l-α-2'-Deoxythreosyl nucleoside phosphonates and their phosphonodiamidate prodrugs with a hypoxanthine, 2,6-diaminopurine, 2-amino-6-cyclopropylaminopurine, 7-deazaadenine, 5-fluorouracil and 5-methylcytosine heterocycle as a nucleobase were synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory activity against HIV and HBV. The 2,6-diaminopurine modified analogue 23a displayed the most potent activity against HIV, with an EC50 value of 11.17 μM against HIV-1 (IIIB) and an EC50 value of 8.15 μM against HIV-2 (ROD)...
June 19, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615843/in-vitro-adaptability-of-plasmodium-falciparum-to-different-fresh-serum-alternatives
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Chandrajit Dohutia, Pradyumna K Mohapatra, Dibya Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Kabita Gogoi, Khukumoni Bora, Basanta K Goswami
To reduce the dependency on fresh AB(+) serum in continuous culture of Plasmodium falciparum, a comparative study was undertaken to assess the in vitro adaptability of P. falciparum to media supplemented with fresh AB(+) serum from whole blood, AB(+) plasma, serum derived from AB(+) plasma, AB(+) human serum from Sigma, Albumax II, fetal bovine serum and new born calf serum, independently and in different combinations. Combinations were used to analyze whether two different substitutes demonstrate any synergistic effect on the growth of the parasites...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602601/association-of-amine-biomarkers-with-incident-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-framingham-study
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Vincent Chouraki, Sarah R Preis, Qiong Yang, Alexa Beiser, Shuo Li, Martin G Larson, Galit Weinstein, Thomas J Wang, Robert E Gerszten, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
INTRODUCTION: The identification of novel biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) could provide key biological insights and permit targeted preclinical prevention. We investigated circulating metabolites associated with incident dementia and AD using metabolomics. METHODS: Plasma levels of 217 metabolites were assessed in 2067 dementia-free Framingham Offspring Cohort participants (mean age = 55.9 ± 9.7 years; 52.4% women). We studied their associations with future dementia and AD risk in multivariate Cox models...
June 8, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601510/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-symmetric-acyclic-nucleoside-bisphosphonates-as-inhibitors-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-plasmodium-vivax-and-human-6-oxopurine-phosphoribosyltransferases-and-the-antimalarial-activity-of-their-prodrugs
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Petr Špaček, Dianne T Keough, Marina Chavchich, Martin Dračínský, Zlatko Janeba, Lieve Naesens, Michael D Edstein, Luke W Guddat, Dana Hocková
Two new series of symmetric acyclic nucleoside bisphosphonates (ANbPs) have been synthesised as potential inhibitors of the Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) and vivax (Pv) 6-oxopurine phosphoribosyltransferases. The structural variability between these symmetric ANbPs lies in the number of atoms in the two acyclic linkers connecting the N(9) atom of the purine base to each of two phosphonate groups and the branching point of the acyclic moiety relative to the purine base, which occurs at either the alpha or beta positions...
May 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593435/hypoxanthine-induces-neuroenergetic-impairment-and-cell-death-in-striatum-of-young-adult-wistar-rats
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Helena Biasibetti-Brendler, Felipe Schmitz, Paula Pierozan, Bruna S Zanotto, Caroline A Prezzi, Rodrigo Binkowski de Andrade, Clovis M D Wannmacher, Angela T S Wyse
Hypoxanthine is the major purine involved in the salvage pathway of purines in the brain. High levels of hypoxanthine are characteristic of Lesch-Nyhan Disease. Since hypoxanthine is a purine closely related to ATP formation, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of intrastriatal hypoxanthine administration on neuroenergetic parameters (pyruvate kinase, succinate dehydrogenase, complex II, cytochrome c oxidase, and ATP levels) and mitochondrial function (mitochondrial mass and membrane potential) in striatum of rats...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591185/selection-of-suitable-endogenous-reference-genes-for-qpcr-in-kidney-and-hypothalamus-of-rats-under-testosterone-influence
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Khadijeh Gholami, Su Yi Loh, Naguib Salleh, Sau Kuen Lam, See Ziau Hoe
Real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) is the most reliable and accurate technique for analyses of gene expression. Endogenous reference genes are being used to normalize qPCR data even though their expression may vary under different conditions and in different tissues. Nonetheless, verification of expression of reference genes in selected studied tissue is essential in order to accurately assess the level of expression of target genes of interest. Therefore, in this study, we attempted to examine six commonly used reference genes in order to identify the gene being expressed most constantly under the influence of testosterone in the kidneys and hypothalamus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583948/lysinibacillus-fusiformis-m5-induces-increased-complexity-in-bacillus-subtilis-168-colony-biofilms-via-hypoxanthine
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Ramses Gallegos-Monterrosa, Stefanie Kankel, Sebastian Götze, Robert Barnett, Pierre Stallforth, Ákos T Kovács
In recent years, biofilms have become a central subject of research in the fields of microbiology, medicine, agriculture, or systems biology amongst others. The sociomicrobiology of multispecies biofilms, however, is still poorly understood. Here, we report a screening system that allowed us to identify soil bacteria, which induce architectural changes in biofilm colonies when cocultured with B. subtilis We identified the soil bacterium Lysinibacillus fusiformis M5 as inducer of wrinkle-formation in B. subtilis colonies mediated by a diffusible signaling molecule...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582546/the-contribution-of-homology-arms-to-nuclease-assisted-genome-engineering
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Oliver Baker, Sarah Tsurkan, Jun Fu, Barbara Klink, Andreas Rump, Mandy Obst, Andrea Kranz, Evelin Schröck, Konstantinos Anastassiadis, A Francis Stewart
Designer nucleases like CRISPR/Cas9 enable fluent site-directed damage or small mutations in many genomes. Strategies for their use to achieve more complex tasks like regional exchanges for gene humanization or the establishment of conditional alleles are still emerging. To optimize Cas9-assisted targeting, we measured the relationship between targeting frequency and homology length in targeting constructs using a hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl-transferase assay in mouse embryonic stem cells. Targeting frequency with supercoiled plasmids improved steeply up to 2 kb total homology and continued to increase with even longer homology arms, thereby implying that Cas9-assisted targeting efficiencies can be improved using homology arms of 1 kb or greater...
June 5, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560878/serial-metabolome-changes-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-subjects-with-influenza-viral-infection-and-comparison-with-dengue-fever
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Liang Cui, Jinling Fang, Eng Eong Ooi, Yie Hou Lee
Influenza virus infection (IVI) and dengue virus infection (DVI) are major public health threats. Between IVI and DVI, clinical symptoms can be overlapping yet infection-specific, but host metabolome changes are not well-described. Untargeted metabolomics and targeted oxylipinomic analyses were performed on sera serially collected at three phases of infection from a prospective cohort study of adult subjects with either H3N2 influenza infection or dengue fever. Untargeted metabolomics identified 26 differential metabolites and major perturbed pathways included purine metabolism, fatty acid biosynthesis and β-oxidation, tryptophan metabolism, phospholipid catabolism and steroid hormone pathway...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556248/use-of-protocatechuic-acid-as-the-sole-antioxidant-in-the-base-medium-for-in-vitro-culture-of-ovine-isolated-secondary-follicles
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V G Menezes, Jms Santos, Tjs Macedo, Tlbg Lins, R S Barberino, B B Gouveia, Més Bezerra, Ayp Cavalcante, Maa Queiroz, R C Palheta, Mht Matos
This study evaluated the effect of the protocatechuic acid (PCA) as the sole antioxidant in the base medium for in vitro culture of ovine secondary follicles. Secondary follicles (200-230 μm) were isolated and cultured in α-minimal essential medium supplemented with BSA, insulin, glutamine and hypoxanthine (α-MEM: antioxidant-free medium) or α-MEM also added by transferrin, selenium and ascorbic acid (α-MEM+: with antioxidant) or α-MEM added by PCA (56.25; 112.5; 225; 450; or 900 μg/ml). Moreover, after culture, oocytes were matured and the chromatin configuration and DNA fragmentation were evaluated...
May 28, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554630/towards-improved-quality-benchmarking-and-shelf-life-evaluation-of-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
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Nhat Tam Le, Nhu Khue Doan, Thanh Nguyen Ba, Thi Van Thi Tran
An improved quality benchmarking and shelf life evaluation of freshly harvested black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) was pursued by combining sensory and chemical methods. This involved developing a quality index method (QIM) to further assess both freshness and shelf life of the studied shrimp samples. The quality index included the use of trimethylamine (TMA-N), total volatile basis nitrogen (TVB-N), histamine, and hypoxanthine, which were performed at scheduled times during the ten days of ice storage (0°C)...
November 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546635/local-cryotherapy-minimally-impacts-the-metabolome-and-transcriptome-of-human-skeletal-muscle
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Dylan C Sarver, Kristoffer B Sugg, Nathaniel P Disser, Elizabeth R Sibilsky Enselman, Tariq M Awan, Christopher L Mendias
Cryotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of skeletal muscle injuries. However, the data to support the use of cryotherapy is inconclusive, and the biochemical etiology of cryotherapy in human skeletal muscle remains largely unknown. We therefore sought to determine how a clinically-relevant dose of cryotherapy would impact the transcriptome and metabolome of skeletal muscle. Eight healthy male subjects (age 24.7 ± 4.5 years, BMI 22.2 ± 1.6) received a 15 minute bout of local cryotherapy, delivered via ice cup massage over the anterolateral thigh...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545730/synthesis-and-characterisation-of-non-bonded-1-7%C3%AE-m-thin-shell-ts1-7-100nm-silica-particles-for-the-rapid-separation-and-analysis-of-uric-acid-and-creatinine-in-human-urine-by-hydrophilic-interaction-chromatography
#16
Victor K Langsi, Benjamin A Ashu-Arrah, Niamh Ward, Jeremy D Glennon
A rapid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of uric acid (UA) and creatinine (Cr) in human urine is described, using a non-bonded 1.7μm thin-shell (TS1.7-100nm) silica particle prepared by the seeded-growth approach. The new shell particle was characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and BET analysis. TEM reveals 1.5μm solid core and 100nm shell thickness. DLS shows polydispersity index <0.2. Expanded pore size of 88Å and specific surface area of 78m(2)/g were determined by BET...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539642/combinatory-evaluation-of-transcriptome-and-metabolome-profiles-of-low-temperature-induced-resistant-ascites-syndrome-in-broiler-chickens
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Shourong Shi, Yiru Shen, Shan Zhang, Zhenhua Zhao, Zhuocheng Hou, Huaijun Zhou, Jianmin Zou, Yuming Guo
To select metabolic biomarkers and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) associated with resistant-ascites syndrome (resistant-AS), we used innovative techniques such as metabolomics and transcriptomics to comparatively examine resistant-AS chickens and AS controls. Metabolomic evaluation of chicken serum using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-quadruple time-of-flight high-sensitivity mass spectrometry (UPLC-QTOF/HSMS) showed significantly altered lysoPC(18:1), PE(18:3/16:0), PC(20:1/18:3), DG(24:1/22:6/0:0), PS(18:2/18:0), PI(16:0/16:0), PS(18:0/18:1), PS(14:1/14:0), dihydroxyacetone, ursodeoxycholic acid, tryptophan, L-valine, cycloserine, hypoxanthine, and 4-O-Methylmelleolide concentrations on day 21 and LysoPC(18:0), LysoPE(20:1/0:0), LysoPC(16:0), LysoPE(16:0/0:0), hypoxanthine, dihydroxyacetone, 4-O-Methylmelleolide, LysoPC(18:2), and PC(14:1/22:1) concentrations on day 35, between the susceptible and resistant groups...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524722/lesch-nyhan-disease-in-two-families-from-chilo%C3%A3-island-with-mutations-in-the-hprt1-gene
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Khue Vu Nguyen, Sebastian Silva, Monica Troncoso, Robert K Naviaux, William L Nyhan
Lesch-Nyhan disease (LND) is a rare X-linked inherited neurogenetic disorder of purine metabolism in which the enzyme, hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGprt) is defective. The authors report two independent point mutations leading to splicing errors: IVS 2 +1G>A, c.134 +1G>A, and IVS 3 +1G>A, c.318 +1G>A in the hypoxanthine-phosphoribosyltransferase1 (HPRT1) gene which result in exclusion of exon 2 and exon 3 respectively, in the HGprt enzyme protein from different members of two Chiloé Island families...
May 19, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509906/therapeutic-efficacy-of-atypical-antipsychotic-drugs-by-targeting-multiple-stress-related-metabolic-pathways
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H L Cai, P Jiang, Q Y Tan, R L Dang, M M Tang, Y Xue, Y Deng, B K Zhang, P F Fang, P Xu, D X Xiang, H D Li, J K Yao
Schizophrenia (SZ) is considered to be a multifactorial brain disorder with defects involving many biochemical pathways. Patients with SZ show variable responses to current pharmacological treatments of SZ because of the heterogeneity of this disorder. Stress has a significant role in the pathophysiological pathways and therapeutic responses of SZ. Atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPDs) can modulate the stress response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and exert therapeutic effects on stress by targeting the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and hippocampus...
May 16, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508122/a-trivalent-enzymatic-system-for-uricolytic-therapy-of-hprt-deficiency-and-lesch-nyhan-disease
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Luca Ronda, Marialaura Marchetti, Riccardo Piano, Anastasia Liuzzi, Romina Corsini, Riccardo Percudani, Stefano Bettati
PURPOSE: Because of the evolutionary loss of the uricolytic pathway, humans accumulate poorly soluble urate as the final product of purine catabolism. Restoration of uricolysis through enzyme therapy is a promising treatment for severe hyperuricemia caused by deficiency of hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT). To this end, we studied the effect of PEG conjugation on the activity and stability of the enzymatic complement required for conversion of urate into the more soluble (S)-allantoin...
July 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
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