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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342772/elucidating-the-structural-organization-of-a-novel-low-density-lipoprotein-nanoparticle-reconstituted-with-docosahexaenoic-acid
#1
Rohit S Mulik, Hui Zheng, Kumar Pichumani, James Ratnakar, Qiu-Xing Jiang, Ian R Corbin
Low-density lipoprotein nanoparticles reconstituted with unesterified docosahexaenoic acid (LDL-DHA) is promising nanomedicine with enhanced physicochemical stability and selective anticancer cytotoxic activity. The unique functionality of LDL-DHA ultimately relates to the structure of this nanoparticle. To date, however, little is known about the structural organization of this nanoparticle. In this study chemical, spectroscopic and electron microscopy analyses were undertaken to elucidate the structural and molecular organization of LDL-DHA nanoparticles...
March 22, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338522/developments-in-intestinal-cholesterol-transport-and-triglyceride-absorption
#2
Yared Paalvast, Jan Freark de Boer, Albert K Groen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss recent advances in research focused on intestinal lipid handling. RECENT FINDINGS: An important strategy in reducing atherosclerosis and risk of cardiovascular events is to increase the rate of reverse cholesterol transport, including its final step; cholesterol excretion from the body. The rate of removal is determined by a complex interplay between the factors involved in regulation of intestinal cholesterol absorption. One of these factors is a process known as transintestinal cholesterol excretion...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338409/self-emulsifying-preconcentrates-of-daidzein-phospholipid-complex-design-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-appraisal
#3
Yosra Sr Elnaggar, Eman Mm Shehata, Sally Galal, Ossama Y Abdallah
AIM: Self-emulsifying phospholipid-complex preconcentrates (SEPPs) were fabricated to improve oral bioavailability of daidzein (DAI), an anticancer drug with challenging amphiphobic nature and extensive presystemic metabolism. METHODS: DAI-phosphatidylcholine complex was prepared to enhance DAI lipophilicity and loading in SEPPs. The physicochemical characteristics and the pharmacokinetic behavior in rats were studied. RESULTS: Surfactant-free SEPP (plain DAI:Phosal(®) 53MCT complex) was monodisperse upon aqueous dilution with nanorange globule size (485 ± 15 nm)...
March 24, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337785/transcriptomic-and-metabolic-analyses-provide-new-insights-into-chilling-injury-in-peach-fruit
#4
Ke Wang, Xue-Ren Yin, Bo Zhang, Don Grierson, Chang-Jie Xu, Kun-Song Chen
Low temperature conditioning (LTC) alleviates peach fruit chilling injury but the underlying molecular basis is poorly understood. Here, changes in transcriptome, ethylene production, flesh softening, internal browning, and membrane lipids were compared in fruit maintained in constant 0 °C and LTC (pre-storage at 8 °C for 5 days before storage at 0 °C). LTC resulted in a higher rate of ethylene production and a more rapid flesh softening as a result of higher expression of ethylene biosynthetic genes and a series of cell wall hydrolases...
March 24, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337188/influence-of-herbicide-triasulfuron-on-soil-microbial-community-in-an-unamended-soil-and-a-soil-amended-with-organic-residues
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Eva Pose-Juan, José M Igual, María J Sánchez-Martín, M S Rodríguez-Cruz
The effect of organic amendments and pesticides on a soil microbial community has garnered considerable interest due to the involvement of microorganisms in numerous soil conservation and maintenance reactions. The aim of this work was to assess the influence on a soil microbial community of the simultaneous application of the herbicide triasulfuron at three doses (2, 10, and 50 mg kg(-1)), with an organic amendment [sewage sludge (SS) or green compost (GC)]. Dissipation kinetics, soil microbial biomass, dehydrogenase activity (DHA) and respiration, and the profile of phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) extracted from the soil, were determined in unamended (S) soil and amended (S+SS and S+GC) ones...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336870/evidence-of-protein-adsorption-in-pegylated-liposomes-influence-of-liposomal-decoration
#6
Marc Sangrà, Joan Estelrich, Raimon Sabaté, Alba Espargaró, Maria Antònia Busquets
In order to contribute to a better knowledge of the events involved in the formation of the protein corona when nanoparticles (NPs) come in contact with proteins, we report a study about the changes on the physicochemical properties of pristine, PEGylated and Cyclic Arginine-Glycine-Aspartate peptide (RGD)-functionalized large unilamelar liposomes (LUVs) or magnetoliposomes (MLs) upon incubation with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA). The main phospholipid component of both LUVs and MLs was l-α-phosphatydylcholine (PC) or 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) with 20% of cholesterol...
February 10, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336460/nanoincorporation-of-bioactive-compounds-from-red-grape-pomaces-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-evaluation-of-antioxidant-activity
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Maria Manconi, Francesca Marongiu, Maria Letizia Manca, Carla Caddeo, Giorgia Sarais, Claudia Cencetti, Laura Pucci, Vincenzo Longo, Gianluigi Bacchetta, Anna Maria Fadda
In this study, the active components of grape pomaces were first extracted by maceration in ethanol and propylene glycol, then in extra virgin olive oil. The main components of the hydrophilic extractive solutions were flavonoids, while monounsaturated fatty acids were the most abundant constituents of the extractive oil, with high levels of oleic acid, which were identified by HPLC/DAD and GC/MS, respectively. The hydrophilic extractive solutions and the lipophilic extractive oil were used to prepare phospholipid vesicles, avoiding the energetically and economically expensive steps required to obtain solid matrixes or pure compounds...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336451/effect-of-soybean-phosphatidylcholine-on-lipid-profile-of-bovine-oocytes-matured-in-vitro
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Caroline P Pitangui-Molina, Alessandra A Vireque, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta A Belaz, Vanessa G Santos, Christina R Ferreira, Marcos N Eberlin, Marcos Felipe S Sá, Rui A Ferriani, Ana Carolina J S Rosa-E-Silva
The phospholipid (PL) composition of embryo and oocyte membranes affects thermal phase behavior and several physicochemical properties such as fluidity and permeability. The characterization of PL profiles and the development of suitable in vitro maturation (IVM) protocols, that are able to modify membrane's composition, may result in significant improvements in oocyte developmental potential and cryotolerance. Using soybean phosphatidylcholine (PC) as a model supplement, we evaluated the effect of PL supplementation during IVM on bovine cumulus-oocyte-complex (COC)...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336315/cardiolipin-and-mitochondrial-cristae-organization
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Nikita Ikon, Robert O Ryan
A fundamental question in cell biology, under investigation for over six decades, is the structural organization of mitochondrial cristae. Long known to harbor electron transport chain proteins, crista membrane integrity is key to establishment of the proton gradient that drives oxidative phosphorylation. Visualization of cristae morphology by electron microscopy / tomography has provided evidence that cristae are tube-like extensions of the mitochondrial inner membrane (IM) that project into the matrix space...
March 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336201/a-facile-method-for-isolation-of-recombinant-human-apolipoprotein-a-i-from-e-coli
#10
Nikita Ikon, Jennifer Shearer, Jianfang Liu, Jesse J Tran, ShiBo Feng, Ayako Kamei, Jennifer A Beckstead, Robert S Kiss, Paul M Weers, Gang Ren, Robert O Ryan
Apolipoprotein (apo) A-I is the major protein component of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and plays key roles in the Reverse Cholesterol Transport pathway. In the past decade, reconstituted HDL (rHDL) has been employed as a therapeutic agent for treatment of atherosclerosis. The ability of rHDL to promote cholesterol efflux from peripheral cells has been documented to reduce the size of atherosclerotic plaque lesions. However, development of apoA-I rHDL-based therapeutics for human use requires a cost effective process to generate an apoA-I product that meets "Good Manufacturing Practice" standards...
March 20, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334785/amino-acid-substitution-equivalent-to-human-chorea-acanthocytosis-i2771r-in-yeast-vps13-protein-affects-its-binding-to-phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate
#11
Weronika Rzepnikowska, Krzysztof Flis, Joanna Kaminska, Marcin Grynberg, Agnieszka Urbanek, Kathryn R Ayscough, Teresa Zoladek
The rare human disorder chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is caused by mutations in hVPS13A gene. The hVps13A protein interacts with actin and regulates the level of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) in the membranes of neuronal cells. Yeast Vps13 is involved in vacuolar protein transport and, like hVps13A, participates in PI4P metabolism. Vps13 proteins are conserved in eukaryotes, but their molecular function remains unknown. One of the mutations found in ChAc patients causes amino acids substitution I2771R which affects the localization of hVps13A in skeletal muscles...
March 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334006/assessing-various-infrared-ir-microscopic-imaging-techniques-for-post-mortem-interval-evaluation-of-human-skeletal-remains
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Claudia Woess, Seraphin Hubert Unterberger, Clemens Roider, Monika Ritsch-Marte, Nadin Pemberger, Jan Cemper-Kiesslich, Petra Hatzer-Grubwieser, Walther Parson, Johannes Dominikus Pallua
Due to the influence of many environmental processes, a precise determination of the post-mortem interval (PMI) of skeletal remains is known to be very complicated. Although methods for the investigation of the PMI exist, there still remains much room for improvement. In this study the applicability of infrared (IR) microscopic imaging techniques such as reflection-, ATR- and Raman- microscopic imaging for the estimation of the PMI of human skeletal remains was tested. PMI specific features were identified and visualized by overlaying IR imaging data with morphological tissue structures obtained using light microscopy to differentiate between forensic and archaeological bone samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333826/complex-relation-between-diet-and-phospholipid-fatty-acids-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Sara Moukarzel, Roger A Dyer, Sheila M Innis
OBJECTIVES: Altered total plasma n-6 and n-3 fatty acids are common in cystic fibrosis (CF). Whether alterations extend to plasma phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and are explained by diet is unclear. The present study was to describe the dietary intake of a large group of children with CF and to determine whether dietary fat composition explains differences in plasma PC and PE fatty acids between children with and without CF. METHODS: Dietary intake was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333714/novel-regulators-of-plasma-lipid-levels
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Natalia Loaiza, Federico Oldoni, Jan A Kuivenhoven
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight very recent studies identifying novel regulatory molecules and mechanisms in plasma lipid metabolism. RECENT FINDINGS: Two novel regulatory mechanisms of LDL receptor (LDLR) intracellular trafficking have been described. The "COMMD/CCDC22/CCDC93" and "Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein and SCAR homologue" complexes were found to be involved in LDLR endosomal sorting and recycling, whereas the GRP94 was shown to protect LDLR from early degradation within the hepatocyte secretory pathway...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333465/disordering-effects-of-digitonin-on-phospholipid-monolayers
#15
Marta Orczyk, Kamil Wojciechowski, Gerald Brezesinski
Digitonin, a steroidal saponin obtained from the Foxglove plant (Digitalis purpurea), displays a wide spectrum of biological properties and is often used as a model in mechanistic investigations of biological activity of saponins. In the present study, Langmuir monolayers of zwitterionic (DPPC, DMPE, POPC, POPE, DSPC, DSPE, DPPE) and ionic (DPPS, DPPG) phospholipids were employed, in order to better understand the effect of digitonin on the lipid organization. For this purpose, a combination of surface pressure relaxation, infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) and fluorescence microscopy measurements, was used...
March 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333036/apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-specific-imbalance-of-arachidonic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-in-serum-phospholipids-identifies-individuals-with-preclinical-mild-cognitive-impairment-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Laila Abdullah, James E Evans, Tanja Emmerich, Gogce Crynen, Ben Shackleton, Andrew P Keegan, Cheryl Luis, Leon Tai, Mary J LaDu, Michael Mullan, Fiona Crawford, Corbin Bachmeier
This study was designed to explore the influence of apolipoprotein E (APOE) on blood phospholipids (PL) in predicting preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD). Lipidomic analyses were also performed on blood from an AD mouse model expressing human APOE isoforms (EFAD) and five AD mutations and from 195 cognitively normal participants, 23 of who converted to mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/AD within 3 years. APOE ε4-carriers converting to MCI/AD had high arachidonic acid (AA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ratios in PL compared to cognitively normal ε4 and non-ε4 carriers...
March 23, 2017: Aging
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/28332043/high-arachidonic-acid-levels-in-the-tissues-of-herbivorous-fish-species-siganus-fuscescens-calotomus-japonicus-and-kyphosus-bigibbus
#18
Asada Jiarpinijnun, Soottawat Benjakul, Akasith Pornphatdetaudom, Junichiro Shibata, Emiko Okazaki, Kazufumi Osako
The lipid and fatty acid compositions in the various organs (muscle, liver, other viscera) and stomach contents of three common herbivorous fish species in Japan, Siganus fuscescens, Calotomus japonicus and Kyphosus bigibbus, were examined to explore the stable 20:4n-6 (arachidonic acid, ARA) sources. Triacylglycerol (TAG), phosphatidylethanolamine (PtdEtn), and phosphatidylcholine (PtdCho) were the dominant lipid classes, while the major FA contents were 16:0, 18:1n-9, 16:1n-7, 14:0, 18:0, 18:1n-7, and some PUFA, including ARA, 20:5n-3 (eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA), 22:5n-3 (docosapentaenoic acid, DPA), and 22:6n-3 (docosahexaenoic acid, DHA)...
March 22, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331812/the-plasma-lipidome-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-at-diagnosis-in-relation-to-clinical-disease-features
#19
Thomas Pabst, Linda Kortz, Georg M Fiedler, Uta Ceglarek, Jeffrey R Idle, Diren Beyoğlu
BACKGROUND: Early studies established that certain lipids were lower in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells than normal leukocytes. Because lipids are now known to play an important role in cell signaling and regulation of homeostasis, and are often perturbed in malignancies, we undertook a comprehensive lipidomic survey of plasma from AML patients at time of diagnosis and also healthy blood donors. METHODS: Plasma lipid profiles were measured using three mass spectrometry platforms in 20 AML patients and 20 healthy blood donors...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328038/superbasic-alkyl-substituted-bisphosphazene-proton-sponges-a-new-class-of-deprotonating-matrices-for-negative-ion-matrix-assisted-ionization-laser-desorption-mass-spectrometry-of-low-molecular-weight-hardly-ionizable-analytes
#20
C D Calvano, T R I Cataldi, J F Kögel, A Monopoli, F Palmisano, J Sundermeyer
RATIONALE: Here hardly ionizable and low molecular weight compounds are detected in negative ion mode by using novel superbasic proton sponges based on 1,8-bisphosphazenylnaphthalene (PN) as MALDI matrices. Among the selected proton sponges, 1,8-bis(trispyrrolidinophosphazenyl)naphthalene (TPPN) has shown the best behaviour as matrix since it allows the direct detection of intact cholesterol without derivatization also in real challenging samples. METHODS: Very weakly acidic compounds such as sterols, steroids, fatty alcohols and saccharides were detected in reflectron negative ion mode by a MALDI TOF/TOF system equipped with a neodymium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride (Nd:YLF) laser (345 nm) with typical mass accuracy of 10 ppm...
July 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
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