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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435838/thiol-trapping-and-metabolic-redistribution-of-sulfur-metabolites-enable-cells-to-overcome-cysteine-overload
#1
Anup Arunrao Deshpande, Muskan Bhatia, Sunil Laxman, Anand Kumar Bachhawat
Cysteine is an essential requirement in living organisms. However, due to its reactive thiol side chain, elevated levels of intracellular cysteine can be toxic and therefore need to be rapidly eliminated from the cellular milieu. In mammals and many other organisms, excess cysteine is believed to be primarily eliminated by the cysteine dioxygenase dependent oxidative degradation of cysteine, followed by the removal of the oxidative products. However, other mechanisms of tackling excess cysteine are also likely to exist, but have not thus far been explored...
March 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431974/unique-mitochondrial-localization-of-arginase-1-and-2-in-hepatocytes-of-air-breathing-walking-catfish-clarias-batrachus-and-their-differential-expression-patterns-under-hyper-ammonia-stress
#2
Bodhisattwa Banerjee, Debaprasad Koner, Priyanka Lal, Nirmalendu Saha
Arginase (ARG) catalyzes the final step of ornithine-urea cycle (OUC) leading to a conversion of L-arginine to L-ornithine and urea. Several isoforms of ARG have been reported in vertebrates, out of which the two predominant isoforms are the cytosolic ARG1 and the mitochondrial ARG2. The air-breathing walking catfish (Clarias batrachus) is frequently being challenged by different environmental insults such as hyper-ammonia, dehydration and osmotic stresses in their natural habitats throughout the year. The present study investigated the active presence of ARG1 and ARG2 isoforms in hepatocytes along with unique localization of both the isoforms inside the mitochondria, and also their specific expression patterns under hyper-ammonia stress (5mM NH4Cl) in isolated hepatocytes of walking catfish...
April 18, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428760/the-variation-tendency-of-polyamines-forms-and-components-of-polyamine-metabolism-in-zoysiagrass-zoysia-japonica-steud-to-salt-stress-with-exogenous-spermidine-application
#3
Shucheng Li, Linlin Cui, Yujuan Zhang, Yunwen Wang, Peisheng Mao
To understand dynamic changes in polyamines (PAs) forms and components of polyamine metabolism in zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) response to salt stress with exogenous spermidine (Spd) application, two Chinese zoysia cultivars, z081 and z057, were exposed to sodium chloride stress for 2, 4, 6, and 8 days. The z057 cultivar possesses higher salinity tolerance than the z081 cultivar. Salt stress decreased the zoysiagrass fresh weight (FW) and increased free Spd and spermine (Spm) levels and soluble and insoluble putrescine (Put), Spd and Spm levels in both cultivars...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425308/the-effect-of-molecular-weights-of-microencapsulating-polymers-on-viability-of-mouse-cloned-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-biomaterials-osmotic-forces-and-potential-applications-in-diabetes-treatment
#4
Armin Mooranian, Ryu Tackechi, Emma Jamieson, Grant Morahan, Hani Al-Salami
INTRODUCTION: Ideal cell-containing microcapsules should be capable of maintaining cell viability and exhibit significant structural stability to support cellular functionality. To date, such microcapsules remain unavailable, thus, this study used our well-established microencapsulating methods to examine a total of 32 different microencapsulating formulations and correlate polymers' molecular weights (Mwt) and UDCA addition, with cell viability and microcapsules' stability, postmicroencapsulation...
April 20, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423064/biochemical-evaluation-of-the-anticancer-potential-of-the-polyamine-based-nanocarrier-nano11047
#5
Tracy Murray-Stewart, Elena Ferrari, Ying Xie, Fei Yu, Laurence J Marton, David Oupicky, Robert A Casero
Synthesizing polycationic polymers directly from existing drugs overcomes the drug-loading limitations often associated with pharmacologically inert nanocarriers. We recently described nanocarriers formed from a first-generation polyamine analogue, bis(ethyl)norspermine (BENSpm), that could simultaneously target polyamine metabolism while delivering therapeutic nucleic acids. In the current study, we describe the synthesis and evaluation of self-immolative nanocarriers derived from the second-generation polyamine analogue PG-11047...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412875/amino-acid-and-acylcarnitine-profiles-in-perinatal-asphyxia-a-case-control-study
#6
Ola Galal El-Farghali, Mohamed Sami El-Chimi, Heba Salah El-Abd, Eman El-Desouky
OBJECTIVE: To estimate cord blood amino acid and acylcarnitine levels in term newborns exposed to perinatal asphyxia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 45 asphyxiated term newborns (cases) and 20 gestational age-matched healthy newborns (control). Sixteen cases developed HIE according to clinical scoring and amplitude-integrated electroencephalography. Asphyxiated cases were accordingly subdivided into: HIE group (n = 16) and Asphyxia group (n = 29). Amino acid and acylcarnitine levels were measured in cord blood dried spot samples from all newborns using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS)...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411097/-acute-liver-failure-related-to-inherited-metabolic-diseases-in-young-children
#7
Filipa Dias Costa, Rita Moinho, Sandra Ferreira, Paula Garcia, Luísa Diogo, Isabel Gonçalves, Carla Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric acute liver failure (ALF) due to inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) is a rare life-threatening condition with a poor prognosis. Early intervention may be lifesaving. OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical presentation, investigation and outcomes of ALF related to IMD in young children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of the medical records of children aged up to 24 months, admitted to a tertiary pediatric and neonatal Intensive Care Unit during a 27-year period, fulfilling the ALF criteria, with documented metabolic etiology...
April 11, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406910/nutrient-enrichment-is-associated-with-altered-nectar-and-pollen-chemical-composition-in-succisa-pratensis-moench-and-increased-larval-mortality-of-its-pollinator-bombus-terrestris-l
#8
Tobias Ceulemans, Eva Hulsmans, Wim Vanden Ende, Olivier Honnay
Pollinators are declining worldwide and possible underlying causes include disease, invasive pest species and large scale land use changes resulting in habitat loss and degradation. One particular cause of habitat degradation is the increased inflow of nutrients due to anthropogenic combustion processes and large scale application of agricultural fertilizers. This nutrient pollution has been shown to affect pollinators through the loss of nectar and pollen-providing plant species. However, it may also affect pollinators through altering the nectar and pollen chemical composition of plant species, hence influencing pollinator food quality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400003/exploring-polyamine-metabolism-of-alternaria-alternata-to-target-new-substances-to-control-the-fungal-infection
#9
N Estiarte, A Crespo-Sempere, S Marín, V Sanchis, A J Ramos
Polyamines are essential for all living organisms as they are involved in several vital cell functions. The biosynthetic pathway of polyamines and its regulation is well established and, in this sense, the ornithine descarboxylase (ODC) enzyme acts as one of the controlling factors of the entire pathway. In this work we assessed the inhibition of the ODC with D, l-α-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO) on Alternaria alternata and we observed that fungal growth and mycotoxin production were reduced. This inhibition was not completely restored by the addition of exogenous putrescine...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393136/development-of-%C3%AE-hairpin-peptides-for-the-measurement-of-scf-family-e3-ligase-activity-in-vitro-via-ornithine-ubiquitination
#10
Kaiulani M Houston, Adam T Melvin, Gregery S Woss, Effrat L Fayer, Marcey L Waters, Nancy L Allbritton
Regulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) to treat select types of cancer has become a popular area of drug discovery research. The FDA approval of proteasome inhibitors Bortezomib and Carfilzomib in the treatment of multiple myeloma has led to an increased need for chemical reporters capable of detecting and quantifying protein ubiquitination and the activity of members of the UPS including E3 ubiquitin ligases and the proteasome in the tumor cells of the patients. One limitation of peptide-based reporters is their rapid degradation in the cellular environment by cytosolic peptidases...
March 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388263/reversal-of-cystoid-macular-edema-in-gyrate-atrophy-patients
#11
Dan Heller, Chen Weiner, Iris Nasie, Yair Anikster, Yuval Landau, Tal Koren, Russell Pokroy, Adi Abulafia, Eran Pras
PURPOSE: This study reports the presentation of two families with gyrate atrophy (GA). The aim of this study was to characterize the potential effect of therapeutic regimens on macular edema. METHODS: Two unrelated patients with GA were studied for the potential effect of low protein diet (≤ 0.8 g/kg/d), and oral administration of pyridoxine (500 mg/day), on serum ornithine levels, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp, OCT, and auto-fluorescence findings...
April 7, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384211/the-value-of-grip-test-lysophosphatidlycholines-glycerophosphocholine-ornithine-glucuronic-acid-decrement-in-assessment-of-nutritional-and-metabolic-characteristics-in-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis
#12
Qing Ye, Weili Yin, Lei Zhang, Huijuan Xiao, Yumei Qi, Shuye Liu, Baoxin Qian, Fengmei Wang, Tao Han
The liver is essential for the regulation of energy, protein and amino acids, as well as in other aspects of metabolism. To identify efficient indexes for evaluation of nutritional status and metabolic characteristics during different Child-Pugh stages of hepatitis B cirrhosis, 83 patients and 35 healthy individuals were enrolled in our study. We found that grip strength, triceps skinfold thickness (TSF), body fat and skeletal muscle of the patients were reduced compared to the control group (P<0.05). Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography data combined with mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) showed that levels of a variety of metabolites, including lysophosphatidylcholines (LysoPCs), glycerophosphocholine, ornithine and glucuronic acid were reduced in the serum of patients with hepatitis B cirrhosis (P<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380442/monocytes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-metabolomics-in-dogs-with-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-treated-by-continuous-venovenous-hemodiafiltration
#13
Yun-Peng Xu, Xiao-Lu Sui, Ai-Sha Zhang, Lei Ye, Feng-Juan Gu, Ji-Hong Chen
OBJECTIVES: We tried to investigate the mechanism of continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) treatment in monocytes function, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress signaling pathways, metabolomics and histopathological changes of MODS dogs, and aimed to enhance the understanding of pathogenesis and provide novel avenues to potential therapies. METHODS: 12 male Beagle dogs were used to develop the stable models of MODS by using hemorrhagic shock plus resuscitation and endotoxemia, and assigned randomly to CVVHDF group (n=6) and MODS group (n=6)...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378758/corrigendum-n-acetyl-ornithine-deacetylase-is-a-moonlighting-protein-and-is-involved-in-the-adaptation-of-entamoeba-histolytica-to-nitrosative-stress
#14
Preeti Shahi, Meirav Trebicz-Geffen, Shruti Nagaraja, Rivka Hertz, Sharon Baumel-Alterzon, Karen Methling, Michael Lalk, Mohit Mazumder, Gourinath Samudrala, Serge Ankri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366306/the-largpad-trial-phase-iia-evaluation-of-l-arginine-infusion-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#15
Vikram S Kashyap, Ryan O Lakin, Patricia Campos, Matthew Allemang, Ann Kim, Timur P Sarac, Alfred Hausladen, Jonathan S Stamler
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial function is improved by l-arginine (l-arg) supplementation in preclinical and clinical studies of mildly diseased vasculature; however, endothelial function and responsiveness to l-arg in severely diseased arteries is not known. Our objective was to evaluate the acute effects of catheter-directed l-arg delivery in patients with chronic lower extremity ischemia secondary to peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: The study enrolled 22 patients (45% male) with peripheral arterial disease (mean age, 62 years) requiring lower extremity angiography...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362829/oaz1-knockdown-enhances-viability-and-inhibits-er-and-lhr-transcriptions-of-granulosa-cells-in-geese
#16
Bo Kang, Dongmei Jiang, Rong Ma, Hui He, Zhixin Yi, Ziyu Chen
An increasing number of studies suggest that ornithine decarboxylase antizyme 1 (OAZ1), which is regarded as a tumor suppressor gene, regulates follicular development, ovulation, and steroidogenesis. The granulosa cells in the ovary play a critical role in these ovarian functions. However, the action of OAZ1 mediating physiological functions of granulosa cells is obscure. OAZ1 knockdown in granulosa cells of geese was carried out in the current study. The effect of OAZ1 knockdown on polyamine metabolism, cell proliferation, apoptosis, and hormone receptor transcription of primary granulosa cells in geese was measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362105/discrimination-of-four-marine-biofilm-forming-bacteria-by-lc-ms-metabolomics-and-influence-of-culture-parameters
#17
Laurie Favre, Annick Ortalo-Magné, Stéphane Greff, Thierry Pérez, Olivier P Thomas, Jean-Charles Martin, Gérald Culioli
Most marine bacteria can form biofilms, and they are the main components of biofilms observed on marine surfaces. Biofilms constitute a widespread life strategy, as growing in such structures offers many important biological benefits. The molecular compounds expressed in biofilms and, more generally, the metabolomes of marine bacteria remain poorly studied. In this context, a nontargeted LC-MS metabolomics approach of marine biofilm-forming bacterial strains was developed. Four marine bacteria, Persicivirga (Nonlabens) mediterranea TC4 and TC7, Pseudoalteromonas lipolytica TC8, and Shewanella sp...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360896/comparative-genomics-of-four-isosphaeraceae-planctomycetes-a-common-pool-of-plasmids-and-glycoside-hydrolase-genes-shared-by-paludisphaera-borealis-px4-t-isosphaera-pallida-is1b-t-singulisphaera-acidiphila-dsm-18658-t-and-strain-sh-pl62
#18
Anastasia A Ivanova, Daniil G Naumoff, Kirill K Miroshnikov, Werner Liesack, Svetlana N Dedysh
The family Isosphaeraceae accommodates stalk-free planctomycetes with spherical cells, which can be assembled in short chains, long filaments, or aggregates. These bacteria inhabit a wide variety of terrestrial environments, among those the recently described Paludisphaera borealis PX4(T) that was isolated from acidic boreal wetlands. Here, we analyzed its finished genome in comparison to those of three other members of the Isosphaeraceae: Isosphaera pallida IS1B(T), Singulisphaera acidiphila DSM 18658(T), and the uncharacterized planctomycete strain SH-PL62...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346093/a-label-free-continuous-fluorescence-based-assay-for-monitoring-ornithine-decarboxylase-activity-with-a-synthetic-putrescine-receptor
#19
Mohamed Nilam, Philip Gribbon, Jeanette Reinshagen, Kathrin Cordts, Edzard Schwedhelm, Werner M Nau, Andreas Hennig
Polyamines play an important role in cell growth, differentiation, and cancer development, and the biosynthetic pathway of polyamines is established as a drug target for the treatment of parasitic diseases, neoplasia, and cancer chemoprevention. The key enzyme in polyamine biosynthesis is ornithine decarboxylase (ODC). We report herein an analytical method for the continuous fluorescence monitoring of ODC activity based on the supramolecular receptor cucurbit[6]uril (CB6) and the fluorescent dye trans-4-[4-(dimethylamino)styryl]-1-methylpyridinium iodide (DSMI)...
January 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345116/oligomeric-state-and-thermal-stability-of-apo-and-holo-human-ornithine-%C3%AE-aminotransferase
#20
Riccardo Montioli, Carlotta Zamparelli, Carla Borri Voltattorni, Barbara Cellini
Human ornithine δ-aminotransferase (hOAT) (EC 2.6.1.13) is a mitochondrial pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent aminotransferase whose deficit is associated with gyrate atrophy, a rare autosomal recessive disorder causing progressive blindness and chorioretinal degeneration. Here, both the apo- and holo-form of recombinant hOAT were characterized by means of spectroscopic, kinetic, chromatographic and computational techniques. The results indicate that apo and holo-hOAT (a) show a similar tertiary structure, even if apo displays a more pronounced exposure of hydrophobic patches, (b) exhibit a tetrameric structure with a tetramer-dimer equilibrium dissociation constant about fivefold higher for the apoform with respect to the holoform, and (c) have apparent Tm values of 46 and 67 °C, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Protein Journal
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