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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327087/nt5c2-novel-splicing-variant-expands-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-spastic-paraplegia-spg45-case-report-of-a-new-member-of-thin-corpus-callosum-spg-subgroup
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Mahmoud F Elsaid, Khalid Ibrahim, Nader Chalhoub, Ahmed Elsotouhy, Noora El Mudehki, Alice Abdel Aleem
BACKGROUND: Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) is a genetically heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases. Thin Corpus Callosum (TCC) associated HSP is a distinguished subgroup of complex forms. Purines and pyrimidine, the basic DNA and RNA components, are regulating the cell metabolism, having roles in signal transduction, energy preservation and cellular repair. Genetic defects in nucleotide metabolism related genes have been only recently implicated in brain and neurodegenerative diseases' pathogenesis...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326297/coronary-artery-calcium-score-and-bone-metabolism-a-pilot-study-in-postmenopausal-women
#2
Pooneh Salari, Abbasali Keshtkar, Shapour Shirani, Leila Mounesan
BACKGROUND: Since 1991 many studies evaluated the link between cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis, two age-related conditions, but the main common pathologic pathway has not been determined yet. The histological similarity between arterial calcified plaque and bone matrix and involvement of similar cells and mediators provide a special field of research. Therefore in the present study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between coronary artery calcium score (CACS) as a surrogate marker of atherosclerosis and bone mediators and parameters in postmenopausal women...
February 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326039/estrone-sulfate-transport-and-steroid-sulfatase-activity-in-colorectal-cancer-implications-for-hormone-replacement-therapy
#3
Lorna C Gilligan, Ali Gondal, Vivien Tang, Maryam T Hussain, Anastasia Arvaniti, Anne-Marie Hewitt, Paul A Foster
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) affects the incidence and potential progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). As HRT primarily consists of estrone sulfate (E1S), understanding whether this conjugated estrogen is transported and metabolized in CRC will define its potential effect in this malignancy. Here, we show that a panel of CRC cell lines (Colo205, Caco2, HCT116, HT-29) have steroid sulfatase (STS) activity, and thus can hydrolyze E1S. STS activity is significantly higher in CRC cell lysate, suggesting the importance of E1S transport in intracellular STS substrate availability...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324510/analysis-of-telomere-homologous-dna-with-different-conformations-using-2d-agarose-electrophoresis-and-in-gel-hybridization
#4
Zepeng Zhang, Qian Hu, Yong Zhao
In mammalian cells, in addition to double-stranded telomeric DNA at chromosome ends, extra telomere-homologous DNA is present that adopts different conformations, including single-stranded G- or C-rich DNA, extrachromosomal circular DNA (T-circle), and telomeric complex (T-complex) with an unidentified structure. The formation of such telomere-homologous DNA is closely related to telomeric DNA metabolism and chromosome end protection by telomeres. Conventional agarose gel electrophoresis is unable to separate DNA based on conformation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323636/ultrasmall-water-dispersible-tween80-modified-yb-er-nagd-wo-sub-4-sub-sub-2-sub-nanoparticles-with-record-upconversion-ratiometric-thermal-sensitivity-and-their-internalization-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Concepcion Cascales, Carlos Paino, Eulalia Bazán, Carlos Zaldo
This work presents the synthesis by coprecipitation of diamond shaped Yb:Er:NaGd(WO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>2</sub> crystalline nanoparticles (NPs) with diagonal dimensions in the 5-7 nm × 10-12 nm range which have been modified with TWEEN80 for their dispersion in water, and their interaction with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) proposed as cellular NP vehicles. These NPs belong to a large family of tetragonal Yb:Er:NaT(XO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>2</sub> (T=Y, La, Gd, Lu; X= Mo, W) compounds with green (<sup>2</sup>H<sub>11/2</sub>+<sup>4</sup>S<sub>3/2</sub>→<sup>4</sup>I<sub>15/2</sub>) Er-related upconversion (UC) efficiency comparable to that of Yb:Er:β-NaYF<sub>4</sub> reference compound, but with a ratiometric thermal sensitivity (S) 2...
March 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323244/itraq-based-differential-proteomic-analysis-in-mongolian-gerbil-brains-chronically-infected-with-toxoplasma-gondii
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Lin Lv, Yapei Wang, Weili Feng, Jorge A Hernandez, Wanyi Huang, Yuxiang Zheng, Xue Zhou, Shumei Lv, Yajun Chen, Zi-Guo Yuan
The aim of our study was to detect differentially regulated proteins and specific signaling pathways in Mongolian gerbil brains during chronic Toxoplasma gondii (T.gondii) PRU strain infection. We use a iTRAQ-based strategy to detecte 4935 proteins, out of which 110 proteins were differentially expressed (>/=2.0-fold, p value <0.05) when the brain of gerbils infected with T.gondii was compared to control brain tissues. We confirmed the authenticity and the accuracy of iTRAQ results through quantitative real-time PCR and western blot (WB), which was consistent with mass spectrometry analysis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323211/metabolic-pathway-of-4-pyridone-3-carboxamide-1%C3%AE-d-ribonucleoside-and-its-effects-on-cellular-energetics
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Iwona Pelikant-Malecka, Ewa Kaniewska-Bednarczuk, Sylwia Szrok, Alicja Sielicka, Maciej Śledziński, Czesława Orlewska, Ryszard T Smolenski, Ewa M Słomińska
4-Pirydone-3-carboxamide-1β-D-ribonucleoside (4PYR) is an endogenous nucleoside that could be converted to triphosphates, diphosphates, monophosphates and an analogue of NAD - 4PYRAD. Elevated level of these compounds were observed in chronic renal failure, cancer and active HIV infection. However, little is known about the effect on cell functionality and the metabolic pathways. This study tested effects of 4PYR in different cell types on nucleotide and energy metabolism and clarified enzymes that are involved in conversions of 4PYR...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322433/a-9-pool-metabolic-structured-kinetic-model-describing-days-to-seconds-dynamics-of-growth-and-product-formation-by-penicillium-chrysogenum
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Wenjun Tang, Amit T Deshmukh, Cees Haringa, Guan Wang, Walter van Gulik, Wouter van Winden, Matthias Reuss, Joseph J Heijnen, Jianye Xia, Ju Chu, Henk J Noorman
A powerful approach for the optimization of industrial bioprocesses is to perform detailed simulations integrating large scale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and cellular reaction dynamics (CRD). However, complex metabolic kinetic models containing a large number of equations pose formidable challenges in CFD-CRD coupling and computation time afterward. This necessitates to formulate a relatively simple but yet representative model structure. Such a kinetic model should be able to reproduce metabolic responses for short-term (mixing time scale of tens of seconds) and long-term (fed-batch cultivation of hours/days) dynamics in industrial bioprocesses...
March 21, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322093/peripheral-invariant-natural-killer-t-cell-deficiency-in-metabolically-unhealthy-but-normal-weight-versus-metabolically-healthy-but-obese-individuals
#9
Xiao-Li Wang, Xiang-Yun Chang, Xiao-Xiao Tang, Zhi-Gang Chen, Ting Zhou, Kan Sun
Objective To investigate the proportion of circulating invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells in four body health types. Methods In this cross-sectional study, participants were classified into four body health types according to the body mass index and metabolic status: metabolically healthy and normal weight (MHNW), metabolically unhealthy but normal weight (MUNW), metabolically healthy but obese (MHO), or metabolically unhealthy and obese (MUO). Demographic and clinical characteristics were measured, and the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and visceral adiposity index (VAI) were calculated...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320405/urinary-collagen-degradation-products-as-early-markers-of-progressive-renal-fibrosis
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Ryanne S Hijmans, Daniel Guldager Kring Rasmussen, Saleh Yazdani, Gerjan Navis, Harry van Goor, Morten Asser Karsdal, Federica Genovese, Jacob van den Born
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrogenesis is associated with increased ECM remodeling and release of collagen fragments in urine in progressive renal disease. We investigated the diagnostic value of urinary collagen degradation products in a proteinuria-driven fibrosis rat model with and without anti-fibrotic S1P-receptor modulator FTY720 treatment. METHODS: Proteinuria was induced in male Wistar rats by Adriamycin (ADR) injection (n = 16). Healthy rats served as controls (n = 12)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320303/substrate-specific-reduction-of-tetrazolium-salts-by-isolated-mitochondria-tissues-and-leukocytes
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N I Fedotcheva, E G Litvinova, M V Zakharchenko, N V Khunderyakova, R S Fadeev, V V Teplova, T A Fedotcheva, N V Beloborodova, M N Kondrashova
Tetrazolium salts are commonly used in cytochemical and biochemical studies as indicators of metabolic activity of cells. Formazans, formed by reduction of tetrazolium salts, behave as pseudo-solutions during initial incubation, which allows monitoring their optical density throughout incubation. The criteria and conditions for measuring oxidative activity of mitochondria and dehydrogenase activity in reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) and methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) in suspensions of isolated mitochondria, tissue homogenates, and leukocytes were investigated in this work...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320046/increased-insulin-resistance-and-glucagon-levels-in-mild-inactive-systemic-lupus-patients-despite-normal-glucose-tolerance
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Cíntia Nh Miyake, Bruno Gualano, Wagner S Dantas, Renato T Pereira, William Neves, Vanessa O Zambelli, Samuel K Shinjo, Rosa M Pereira, Elizabeth R Silva, Ana Lúcia Sá-Pinto, Eduardo Borba, Hamilton Roschel, Eloisa Bonfá, Fabiana B Benatti
OBJECTIVE: To assess insulin sensitivity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in response to a meal tolerance test (MTT). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 33 adult females mild/inactive SLE and 16 age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched female healthy controls (CTRL) underwent a MTT and were assessed for insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function. Skeletal muscle protein expressions of total and membrane GLUT-4 were also evaluated (SLE, n=10; CTRL, n=5); muscle biopsies were performed after MTT...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319890/one-year-follow-up-of-clinical-metabolic-and-oxidative-stress-profile-of-morbid-obese-patients-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-8-oxo-dg-as-a-clinical-marker
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Lidia Monzo-Beltran, Antonio Vazquez-Tarragón, Concha Cerdà, Paula Garcia-Perez, Antonio Iradi, Carlos Sánchez, Benjamin Climent, Carmen Tormos, Antonio Vázquez-Prado, Javier Girbés, Nuria Estáñ, Sebastián Blesa, Raquel Cortés, Felipe J Chaves, Guillermo T Sáez
Obesity has grown worldwide over the last few decades. In its different degrees, obesity is accompanied by many clinical and biochemical alterations reflecting the pathological condition of various body tissues. Among the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of obesity and associated complications, oxidative stress (OS) may be playing an important role. In the present study, we have characterized at systemic level the degree of OS status in a group of morbid obese patients (BMI>40kg/m(2)) at basal sate and its modulation during one year after bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) technique...
February 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319610/capillary-k-sensing-initiates-retrograde-hyperpolarization-to-increase-local-cerebral-blood-flow
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Thomas A Longden, Fabrice Dabertrand, Masayo Koide, Albert L Gonzales, Nathan R Tykocki, Joseph E Brayden, David Hill-Eubanks, Mark T Nelson
Blood flow into the brain is dynamically regulated to satisfy the changing metabolic requirements of neurons, but how this is accomplished has remained unclear. Here we demonstrate a central role for capillary endothelial cells in sensing neural activity and communicating it to upstream arterioles in the form of an electrical vasodilatory signal. We further demonstrate that this signal is initiated by extracellular K(+) -a byproduct of neural activity-which activates capillary endothelial cell inward-rectifier K(+) (KIR2...
March 20, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315467/hce-t-cell-based-permeability-model-a-well-maintained-or-a-highly-variable-barrier-phenotype
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Marina Juretić, Bisera Jurišić Dukovski, Iva Krtalić, Stephan Reichl, Biserka Cetina-Čižmek, Jelena Filipović-Grčić, Jasmina Lovrić, Ivan Pepić
The most extensively characterized human-derived cell line used in transcorneal permeability studies, in terms of passive transcellular and paracellular transport, transporter expression and metabolic enzymes, is the immortalized human corneal epithelial cell line (HCE-T). The purpose of this study is to describe the changes in the HCE-T barrier phenotype in vitro when valid cultivation conditions, in accordance with the standardized HCE-T cell-based model protocol, were employed. Evaluation of the structural and functional barrier properties revealed two different HCE-T barrier phenotypes, depending on the polycarbonate membrane pore size...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315119/alterations-of-mg-2-after-hemorrhagic-shock
#16
Mun-Young Lee, Dong Kwon Yang, Shang-Jin Kim
Hemorrhagic shock is generally characterized by hemodynamic instability with cellular hypoxia and diminishing cellular function, resulting from an imbalance between systemic oxygen delivery and consumption and redistribution of fluid and electrolytes. Magnesium (Mg) is the fourth most abundant cation overall and second most abundant intracellular cation in the body and an essential cofactor for the energy production and cellular metabolism. Data for blood total Mg (tMg; free-ionized, protein-bound, and anion-bound forms) and free Mg(2+) levels after a traumatic injury are inconsistent and only limited information is available on hemorrhagic effects on free Mg(2+) as the physiologically active form...
March 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314814/respiration-deficient-astrocytes-survive-as-glycolytic-cells-in-vivo
#17
Lotti M Supplie, Tim Düking, Graham Campbell, Francisca Diaz, Carlos T Moraes, Magdalena Götz, Bernd Hamprecht, Susann Boretius, Don Mahad, Klaus-Armin Nave
Neurons and glial cells exchange energy-rich metabolites and it has been suggested, originally based on in vitro data, that astrocytes provide lactate to glutamatergic synapses ("lactate shuttle"). Here, we have studied astrocytes that lack mitochondrial respiration in vitro and in vivo A novel mouse mutant (GLAST(CreERT2):Cox10(flox/flox) ) was generated, in which the administration of tamoxifen causes mutant astrocytes to fail in the assembly of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COX). Focussing on cerebellar Bergmann glial cells that exhibit the highest rate of Cre-mediated recombination, we find a normal density of viable astrocytes even one year after tamoxifen-induced Cox10 gene targeting...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314591/the-ubiquitin-binding-protein-tax1bp1-mediates-autophagasome-induction-and-the-metabolic-transition-of-activated-t-cells
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Michael I Whang, Rita M Tavares, Daniel I Benjamin, Michael G Kattah, Rommel Advincula, Daniel K Nomura, Jayanta Debnath, Barbara A Malynn, Averil Ma
During immune responses, naive T cells transition from small quiescent cells to rapidly cycling cells. We have found that T cells lacking TAX1BP1 exhibit delays in growth of cell size and cell cycling. TAX1BP1-deficient T cells exited G0 but stalled in S phase, due to both bioenergetic and biosynthetic defects. These defects were due to deficiencies in mTOR complex formation and activation. These mTOR defects in turn resulted from defective autophagy induction. TAX1BP1 binding of LC3 and GABARAP via its LC3-interacting region (LIR), but not its ubiquitin-binding domain, supported T cell proliferation...
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314215/a-metabolomic-approach-shows-sphingosine-1-phosphate-and-lysophospholipids-as-mediators-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-liver-growth-factor-in-emphysema
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A Navarrete, F J Rupérez, T O Mendes, S Pérez-Rial, A Girón-Martínez, R Terrón-Expósito, J J Díaz-Gil, G Peces-Barba, C Barbas, A García
Tobacco smoke exposure is the principal cause of lung tissue destruction, which in turn results in emphysema that leads into shortness of breath. Liver growth factor (LGF, a cell and tissue regenerating factor with therapeutic activity in several organs) has antifibrotic and antioxidant properties that could be useful to promote lung tissue regenerating capacity in damaged lungs. The current study has examined differences in metabolite profiles (fingerprints) of plasma from mice (strain C57BL/6J, susceptible to develop emphysema) exposed to tobacco smoke during six months...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304171/proteome-analysis-using-itraq-reveals-the-alterations-in-stress-induced-dysfunctional-chicken-muscle
#20
Tong Xing, Chong Wang, Xue Zhao, Chen Dai, Guanghong Zhou, Xinglian Xu
The current study was designed to investigate the changes in the protein profiles of pale, soft and exudative (PSE)-like muscles of broilers subjected to transportation under high temperature conditions, using isobaric tags for relative and absolute analysis quantitation (iTRAQ). Arbor Acres chickens (n = 112) were randomly divided to two treatments: unstressed control (CON) and 0.5 h of transport (T). Birds were transported based on a designed protocol. Pectoralis major (PM) muscle samples in the T group were collected and classified as normal (T-NOR) or PSE-like (T-PSE)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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