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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331744/urinary-metabolomics-study-the-mechanism-of-taohong-siwu-decoction-intervention-in-acute-blood-stasis-model-rats-based-on-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Xiaosong Zhang, Pengling Li, Yongli Hua, Peng Ji, Wanling Yao, Qi Ma, Ziwen Yuan, Yanqiao Wen, Chaoxue Yang, Yanming Wei
Taohong Siwu Decoction (TSD) is a classic prescription in traditional Chinese medicine and is widely used to promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis. However, the effect mechanisms are not yet well understood. Here, a urinary metabolomic approach based on liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC/Q-TOF-MS) was conducted to explore the changes in the endogenous metabolites and to assess the integral efficacy of TSD on acute blood stasis model rats. Then, parameters for hemorheology and coagulation functions were detected...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330181/a-novel-l-glutamate-exporter-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#2
Yu Wang, Guoqiang Cao, Deyu Xu, Liwen Fan, Xinyang Wu, Xiaomeng Ni, Shuxin Zhao, Ping Zheng, Jibin Sun, Yanhe Ma
Besides metabolic pathways and regulatory networks, transport systems are also pivotal for cellular metabolism and hyper-production of biochemicals using microbial cell factories. Identification and characterization of transporters are therefore of great significance for understanding and engineering of transport reactions. Herein, a novel l-glutamate exporter MscCG2 that extensively exists in Corynebacterium glutamicum strains but is distinct from the only known l-glutamate exporter MscCG was discovered in an industrial l-glutamate producing C...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326166/a-skeletal-muscle-l-type-ca2-channel-with-a-mutation-in-the-selectivity-filter-cav1-1-e1014k-conducts-k
#3
Donald Beqollari, Karen Dockstader, Roger A Bannister
A glutamate to lysine substitution at position 1014 within the selectivity filter of the skeletal muscle L-type Ca2+ channel (CaV1.1) abolishes Ca2+ flux through the channel pore. Mice engineered to exclusively express the mutant channel display accelerated muscle fatigue, changes in muscle composition and altered metabolism relative to wild-type littermates. By contrast, mice expressing another mutant CaV1.1 channel that is impermeable to Ca2+ (CaV1.1 N617D) have shown no detectable phenotypic differences from wild-type mice to date...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326069/positive-correlation-between-rat-brain-glutamate-concentrations-and-mitochondrial-2-oxoglutarate-dehydrogenase-activity
#4
Garik V Mkrtchyan, Anastasia Graf, Lidia Trofimova, Alexander Ksenofontov, Ludmila Baratova, Victoria Bunik
Glutamate is a key metabolite and major excitatory neurotransmitter, degraded through transformation to 2-oxoglutarate which is further catabolized by 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (OGDHC). Both the glutamate excitotoxicity and impaired OGDHC activity are hallmarks of neurodegeneration. This work quantifies a relationship between the brain OGDHC activity and glutamate levels, assessing its diagnostic value to characterize (patho)physiology. A moderate to strong positive correlation of the two parameters determined under varied physiological settings (brain regions, seasons, gender, pregnancy, rat line), is revealed...
January 8, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323472/integrated-analysis-of-the-transcriptome-and-metabolome-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum-during-penicillin-induced-glutamic-acid-production
#5
Takashi Hirasawa, Masaki Saito, Katsunori Yoshikawa, Chikara Furusawa, Hiroshi Shmizu
Corynebacterium glutamicum is known for its ability to produce glutamic acid and has been utilized for the fermentative production of various amino acids. Glutamic acid production in C. glutamicum is induced by penicillin. In this study, we analyzed the transcriptome and metabolome of C. glutamicum to understand the mechanism of penicillin-induced glutamic acid production. Transcriptomic analysis with DNA microarray revealed that expression of some glycolysis- and TCA cycle-related genes, which include those encoding the enzymes involved in conversion of glucose to 2-oxoglutaric acid, was upregulated after penicillin addition...
January 11, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322304/causative-genes-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-protein-degradation-pathways-a-link-to-neurodegeneration
#6
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C Maurel, A Dangoumau, S Marouillat, C Brulard, A Chami, R Hergesheimer, P Corcia, H Blasco, C R Andres, P Vourc'h
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease caused by the degeneration of motor neurons (MNs) leading to progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Several molecular pathways have been implicated, such as glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity, defects in cytoskeletal dynamics and axonal transport, disruption of RNA metabolism, and impairments in proteostasis. ALS is associated with protein accumulation in the cytoplasm of cells undergoing neurodegeneration, which is a hallmark of the disease. In this review, we focus on mechanisms of proteostasis, particularly protein degradation, and discuss how they are related to the genetics of ALS...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320490/the-glutamine-synthetase-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-is-required-for-its-resistance-to-ammonium-accumulation-and-evasion-of-the-parasitophorous-vacuole-during-host-cell-infection
#7
Marcell Crispim, Flávia Silva Damasceno, Agustín Hernández, María Julia Barisón, Ismael Pretto Sauter, Raphael Souza Pavani, Alexandre Santos Moura, Elizabeth Mieko Furusho Pral, Mauro Cortez, Maria Carolina Elias, Ariel Mariano Silber
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, consumes glucose and amino acids depending on the environmental availability of each nutrient during its complex life cycle. For example, amino acids are the major energy and carbon sources in the intracellular stages of the T. cruzi parasite, but their consumption produces an accumulation of NH4+ in the environment, which is toxic. These parasites do not have a functional urea cycle to secrete excess nitrogen as low-toxicity waste. Glutamine synthetase (GS) plays a central role in regulating the carbon/nitrogen balance in the metabolism of most living organisms...
January 10, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317595/hippocampal-metabolic-differences-implicate-distinctions-between-physical-and-psychological-stress-in-four-rat-models-of-depression
#8
Lanxiang Liu, Xinyu Zhou, Yuqing Zhang, Juncai Pu, Lining Yang, Shuai Yuan, Libo Zhao, Chanjun Zhou, Hanping Zhang, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a heterogeneous and multi-factorial disorder, and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. However, many studies have indicated that the molecular mechanisms underlying depression in response to different stress may differ. After screening, 28-30 rats were included in each model of depression (chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS); learned helplessness (LH); chronic restraint stress (CRS); or social defeat (SD)). Non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was used to profile the metabolic changes in the hippocampus...
January 10, 2018: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315899/expanded-neurochemical-profile-in-the-early-stage-of-huntington-disease-using-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#9
Isaac M Adanyeguh, Marie-Lorraine Monin, Daisy Rinaldi, Léorah Freeman, Alexandra Durr, Stéphane Lehéricy, Pierre-Gilles Henry, Fanny Mochel
The striatum is a well-known region affected in Huntington disease (HD). However, other regions, including the visual cortex, are implicated. We have identified previously an abnormal energy response in the visual cortex of patients at an early stage of HD using 31 P magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31 P MRS). We therefore sought to further characterize these metabolic alterations with 1 H MRS using a well-validated semi-localized by adiabatic selective refocusing (semi-LASER) sequence that allows the measurement of an expanded number of neurometabolites...
January 9, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315585/ndrg2-deficiency-ameliorates-neurodegeneration-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#10
Thuong Manh Le, Mika Takarada-Iemata, Hieu Minh Ta, Jureepon Roboon, Hiroshi Ishii, Takashi Tamatani, Yasuko Kitao, Tsuyoshi Hattori, Osamu Hori
N-myc downstream-regulated gene 2 (NDRG2) is a differentiation- and stress-associated molecule that is predominantly expressed in astrocytes in the central nervous system. In this study, we examined the expression and role of NDRG2 in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), which is an animal model of multiple sclerosis. Western blot and immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the expression of NDRG2 was observed in astrocytes of spinal cord, and was enhanced after EAE induction. A comparative analysis of wild-type (WT) and Ndrg2-/- mice revealed that deletion of Ndrg2 ameliorated the clinical symptoms of EAE...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313079/comprehensive-characterization-of-neurochemicals-in-three-zebrafish-chemical-models-of-human-acute-organophosphorus-poisoning-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#11
Cristian Gómez-Canela, Daniel Tornero-Cañadas, Eva Prats, Benjamí Piña, Romà Tauler, Demetrio Raldúa
There is a growing interest in biological models to investigate the effect of neurotransmitter dysregulation on the structure and function of the central nervous system (CNS) at different stages of development. Zebrafish, a vertebrate model increasingly used in neurobiology and neurotoxicology, shares the common neurotransmitter systems with mammals, including glutamate, GABA, glycine, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin, acetylcholine, and histamine. In this study, we have evaluated the performance of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for the multiresidue determination of neurotransmitters and related metabolites...
January 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306571/genomic-analyses-of-five-roseivirga-species-insights-into-marine-adaptation
#12
Chitra Selvaratnam, Suganthi Thevarajoo, Kian Mau Goh, Kok-Gan Chan, Chun Shiong Chong
To date, the genus Roseivirga consists of six species with one subspecies and is one of the least-studied genera among the family Flammeovirgaceae. In order to further explore this genus, the genome sequences of five Roseivirga spp. were compared and described in this study. The Roseivirga genomes have similar sizes in the range of 4.08-4.47Mb with an average of 4.22Mb. Several key proteins related to osmotic stress adaptation were identified in Roseivirga spp. including betaine transporter, choline dehydrogenase, and glutamate synthases...
January 3, 2018: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305217/metabonomic-profiling-in-study-hepatoprotective-effect-of-polysaccharides-from-flammulina-velutipes-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-rats-using-gc-ms
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Yan Zhang, Haitao Li, Tao Hu, Hui Li, Gang Jin, Yang Zhang
This study was performed to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of FVP on carbon tetrachloride induced acute liver injury rats. Transaminase levels, antioxidant effect and histopathology were used to assess the recovery of FVP treated acute liver injury rats. Metabolomic analysis of liver homogenate based on GC-MS was used to obtain a global understanding of metabolic change between acute liver injury model rats and FVP-treated rats in order to assess the underlying mechanisms. Multivariate statistical approaches such as principal component analysis and orthogonal projection to latent structure square-discriminant analysis revealed distinctions among the normal, liver injury model, and FVP groups...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304826/the-snp-rs10911021-is-associated-with-oxidative-stress-in-coronary-heart-disease-patients-from-pakistan
#14
Saleem Ullah Shahid, Shabana, Steve Humphries
BACKGROUND: rs10911021 (a single nucleotide polymorphism present upstream of the GLUL gene) affects glutamic acid metabolism, and was shown to be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients with T2DM but a definite mechanism is unknown. It may affect glutathione cycle, an important effector in the antioxidant defense mechanism, in the cells. We checked the association of this SNP with CHD and oxidative stress biomarkers, malondialdeheyde (MDA), GSH and GSSG in Pakistani patients...
January 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304329/glutamate-dehydrogenase-to-the-rescue
#15
Jonathan L Coloff
Tumor cell metabolism can be altered to support specific pathological functions or to adapt to environmental stresses. In this issue of Molecular Cell, Jin et al. (2018) identify induction of glutamate dehydrogenase as a critical metabolic adaptation in matrix-detached cancer cells that is required for metastasis of LKB1-deficient lung tumors.
January 4, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302304/novel-mechanisms-for-organic-acid-mediated-aluminium-tolerance-in-roots-and-leaves-of-two-contrasting-soybean-genotypes
#16
Shou-Cheng Huang, Shu-Juan Chu, Yu-Min Guo, Ya-Jing Ji, Dong-Qing Hu, Jing Cheng, Gui-Hua Lu, Rong-Wu Yang, Cheng-Yi Tang, Jin-Liang Qi, Yong-Hua Yang
Aluminium (Al) toxicity is one of the most important limiting factors for crop yield in acidic soils. However, the mechanisms that confer Al tolerance still remain largely unknown. To understand the molecular mechanism that confers different tolerance to Al, we performed global transcriptome analysis to the roots and leaves of two contrasting soybean genotypes, BX10 (Al-tolerant) and BD2 (Al-sensitive) under 0 and 50 μM Al3+ treatments, respectively. Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes analyses revealed that the expression levels of the genes involved in lipid/carbohydrate metabolism and jasmonic acid (JA)-mediated signalling pathway were highly induced in the roots and leaves of both soybean genotypes...
November 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302220/a-brief-review-of-the-genetics-and-pharmacogenetics-of-opioid-use-disorders
#17
Wade Berrettini
Increased physician prescribing of opioids to treat chronic nonprogressive pain has been accompanied by an increase in opioid addiction. Twin studies of opioid addiction are consistent with an inherited component of risk, approximately 50%. Several genome-wide association study (GWAS) reports indicate that genetic risk for opioid addiction is conveyed by many alleles of small effect (odds ratios <1.5). These reports have detected alleles in potassium-ion-channel genes (KCNC1 and KCNG2) and in a glutamate receptor auxiliary protein (CNIH3)...
September 2017: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301492/effect-of-grm7-polymorphisms-on-the-development-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-chinese-han-workers-a-nested-case-control-study
#18
Peipei Yu, Jie Jiao, Guoshun Chen, Wenhui Zhou, Huanling Zhang, Hui Wu, Yanhong Li, Guizhen Gu, Yuxin Zheng, Yue Yu, Shanfa Yu
BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a complex, irreversible disease caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. In recent years, a great many studies have been done to explore the NIHL susceptibility genes among humans. So far, high powerful detections have been founded that genes of potassium ion channel genes (KCNQ4 and KCNE1), catalase (CAT), protocadherin 15 (PCDH15), myosin 14 (MYH14) and heart shock protein (HSP70) which have been identified in more than one population may be associated with the susceptibility to NIHL...
January 5, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295993/structural-characterisation-reveals-insights-into-substrate-recognition-by-the-glutamine-transporter-asct2-slc1a5
#19
Amanda J Scopelliti, Josep Font, Robert J Vandenberg, Olga Boudker, Renae M Ryan
Cancer cells undergo a shift in metabolism where they become reliant on nutrients such as the amino-acid glutamine. Glutamine enters the cell via the alanine/serine/cysteine transporter 2 (ASCT2) that is upregulated in several cancers to maintain an increased supply of this nutrient and are therefore an attractive target in cancer therapeutic development. ASCT2 belongs to the glutamate transporter (SLC1A) family but is the only transporter in this family able to transport glutamine. The structural basis for glutamine selectivity of ASCT2 is unknown...
January 2, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290065/pathophysiology-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-from-a-neuroinflammatory-and-neurotoxicity-perspective-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Karine Evangelho, Maria Mogilevskaya, Monica Losada-Barragan, Jeinny Karina Vargas-Sanchez
PURPOSE: Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in humans, affecting 2% of the population. This disorder can be classified into various types including primary, secondary, glaucoma with angle closure and with open angle. The prevalence of distinct types of glaucoma differs for each particular region of the world. One of the most common types of this disease is primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), which is a complex inherited disorder characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell death, optic nerve head excavation and visual field loss...
December 30, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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