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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922857/comprehensive-assessment-of-the-arginine-pathway-and-its-relationship-to-inflammation-in-hiv
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Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, S M Khurshid Alam, Abdus Sattar, Manjusha Kulkarni, Nicholas Funderburg, W H Wilson Tang, Grace A Mccomsey
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide helps maintain vascular function and is generated through the oxidation of arginine. Whether altered arginine metabolism may lead to elevated levels of inflammation in HIV is unclear. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of HIV-infected adults on stable ART with HIV-1 RNA < 50 copies/mL and HIV-uninfected controls. We measured biomarkers in the arginine pathway, markers of systemic inflammation, and monocyte activation. T-tests, chi-square tests and propensity score matching analyses were used to compare markers by HIV status, and multiple linear regressions were used to assess associations of arginine metabolites with markers of inflammation...
December 5, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830380/recovery-of-pan-genotypic-and-genotype-specific-amino-acid-alterations-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-after-viral-clearance-transition-at-the-crossroad-of-metabolism-and-immunity
#2
Ming-Ling Chang, Mei-Ling Cheng, Su-Wei Chang, Hsiang-Yu Tang, Cheng-Tang Chiu, Chau-Ting Yeh, Ming-Shi Shiao
Recovery of amino acid (AA) metabolism and the associated clinical implications in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients with sustained virological response (SVR) following anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy remains elusive. A prospective cohort study was conducted on 222 CHC patients with SVR. Eighty-two age-matched male genotype 1 (G1) and G2 patients underwent paired serum metabolomics analyses with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to examine AAs before and 24 weeks after anti-HCV therapy. Before anti-HCV therapy, G1 patients had a higher HCV RNA level than G2 patients...
November 10, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770189/identification-of-urinary-metabolites-with-potential-blood-pressure-lowering-effects-in-lentil-fed-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Matthew Hanson, Peter Zahradka, Carla G Taylor, Michel Aliani
PURPOSE: Urine samples were obtained from a previously completed study that showed lentil consumption attenuates the increase in blood pressure that occurs over time in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). The objective of the present study was to compare the metabolite profile of the urine samples from control and lentil-fed SHR in relation to the compounds present in lentils but not in other pulses. METHODS: The urine samples were from 17-week-old, male SHR fed semi-purified diet prepared with powder (30 %, w/w) from cooked whole pulses or a pulse-free control diet (n = 8/group) for 4 weeks...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754236/os-34-03-the-association-of-tetrahydrobiopterin-with-a-marker-of-nitric-oxide-production-in-a-black-and-white-population-the-sabpa-study
#4
Hugo Huisman, Aletta Schutte, Johannes Van Rooyen, Carla Fourie, Ruan Kruger, Wayne Smith, Leandi Lammertyn, Leone Malan, Shani Botha, Carina Mels
OBJECTIVE: Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is a cofactor for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and may be a critical agent in endothelial function by improving nitric oxide (NO) mediated effects. It is reported that the NO synthesis capacity seems favourable in blacks despite their adverse cardiovascular profile. We therefore compared the concentrations of BH4, as well as blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness between black and white teachers. Furthermore, we tested the associations of BH4 with a product and inhibitor of NO synthesis, namely L-citrulline, and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) respectively, in both ethnic groups...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749691/influence-of-l-citrulline-and-watermelon-supplementation-on-vascular-function-and-exercise-performance
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Arturo Figueroa, Alexei Wong, Salvador J Jaime, Joaquin U Gonzales
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: L-Citrulline, either synthetic or in watermelon, may improve vascular function through increased L-arginine bioavailability and nitric oxide synthesis. This article analyses potential vascular benefits of L-citrulline and watermelon supplementation at rest and during exercise. RECENT FINDINGS: There is clear evidence that acute L-citrulline ingestion increases plasma L-arginine, the substrate for endothelial nitric oxide synthesis. However, the subsequent acute improvement in nitric oxide production and mediated vasodilation is inconsistent, which likely explains the inability of acute L-citrulline or watermelon to improve exercise tolerance...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706647/molecular-cloning-and-expression-pattern-of-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense-nitric-oxide-synthase
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N M A Rahman, H T Fu, S M Sun, H Qiao, S Jin, H K Bai, W Y Zhang, G X Liang, Y S Gong, Y W Xiong, Y Wu
Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) produces nitric oxide (NO) by catalyzing the conversion of l-arginine to l-citrulline, with the concomitant oxidation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate. Recently, various studies have verified the importance of NOS invertebrates and invertebrates. However, the NOS gene family in the oriental river prawn Macrobrachium nipponense is poorly understood. In this study, we cloned the full-length NOS complementary DNA from M. nipponense (MnNOS) and characterized its expression pattern in different tissues and at different developmental stages...
August 29, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648629/the-assessment-of-short-term-effect-of-l-citrulline-on-endothelial-function-via-fmd-to-nmd-ratio-in-known-cad-patients-a-randomized-cross-over-clinical-trial-clinical-trial-number-nct02638727
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Morteza Safi, Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob, Saeed Nateghi, Isa Khaheshi, Mohammad Ali Akbarzadeh, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: The recent studies have confirmed the essential and paramount role of the L-Citrulline on the nitric oxide regulation and the endothelial function improvement. METHODS: In this cross-over clinical trial, thirty patients, diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) and flow mediated dilation to nitroglycerin dependent vasodilation (FMD/NMD) ratio less than 1, were included. The patients were randomly divided in two groups of 15 patients and underwent treatment by L-Citrulline or placebo for 15 days, in 2 step protocol...
September 18, 2016: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643196/os-34-03-the-association-of-tetrahydrobiopterin-with-a-marker-of-nitric-oxide-production-in-a-black-and-white-population-the-sabpa-study
#8
Hugo Huisman, Aletta Schutte, Johannes Van Rooyen, Carla Fourie, Ruan Kruger, Wayne Smith, Leandi Lammertyn, Leone Malan, Shani Botha, Carina Mels
OBJECTIVE: Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is a cofactor for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and may be a critical agent in endothelial function by improving nitric oxide (NO) mediated effects. It is reported that the NO synthesis capacity seems favourable in blacks despite their adverse cardiovascular profile. We therefore compared the concentrations of BH4, as well as blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness between black and white teachers. Furthermore, we tested the associations of BH4 with a product and inhibitor of NO synthesis, namely L-citrulline, and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) respectively, in both ethnic groups...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641435/tetrahydrobiopterin-supplementation-improves-phenylalanine-metabolism-in-a-murine-model-of-severe-malaria
#9
Matthew Sievers Alkaitis, Hans C Ackerman
Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor for both phenylalanine hydroxylase and nitric oxide synthase. Patients with severe malaria have low urinary BH4, elevated plasma phenylalanine, and impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation, suggesting that BH4 depletion may limit phenylalanine metabolism and nitric oxide synthesis. We infected C57BL/6 mice with Plasmodium berghei ANKA to characterize BH4 availability and to investigate the effects of BH4 supplementation. P. berghei ANKA infection lowered BH4 in plasma, erythrocytes and brain tissue, but raised it in aorta and liver tissue...
September 19, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621107/metformin-effect-on-non-targeted-metabolite-profiles-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-multiple-murine-tissues
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Jonathan Adam, Stefan Brandmaier, Jörn Leonhardt, Markus F Scheerer, Robert P Mohney, Tao Xu, Jie Bi, Markus Rotter, Martina Troll, Shen Chi, Margit Heier, Christian Herder, Wolfgang Rathmann, Guido Giani, Jerzy Adamski, Thomas Illig, Konstantin Strauch, Yixue Li, Christian Gieger, Annette Peters, Karsten Suhre, Donna Ankerst, Thomas Meitinger, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Michael Roden, Susanne Neschen, Gabi Kastenmüller, Rui Wang-Sattler
Metformin is the first-line oral medication to increase insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Our aim is to investigate metformin's pleiotropic effect using a non-targeted metabolomics approach. We analyzed 353 metabolites in fasting serum samples of the population-based human KORA F4 cohort. To compare T2D patients treated with metformin (mt-T2D, n=74) and those without antidiabetic medication (ndt-T2D, n=115), we used multivariable linear regression models in a cross-sectional study...
September 12, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614253/bacterial-toxins-activation-of-abbreviated-urea-cycle-in-porcine-cerebral-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#11
Rajesh G Mishra, Tzu-Ling Tseng, Mei-Fang Chen, Po-Yi Chen, Tony J-F Lee
Nitric oxide (NO) overproduction via induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is implicated in vasodilatory shock in sepsis, leading to septic encephalopathy and accelerating cerebral ischemic injury. An abbreviated urea-cycle (L-citrulline-L-arginine-NO cycle) has been demonstrated in cerebral perivascular nitrergic nerves and endothelial cells but not in normal cerebral vascular smooth muscle cell (CVSMC). This cycle indicates that argininosuccinate synthase (ASS) catalyzes L-citrulline (L-cit) conversion to form argininosuccinate (AS), and subsequent AS cleavage by argininosuccinate lyase (ASL) forms L-arginine (L-arg), the substrate for NO synthesis...
September 7, 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562295/l-citrulline-prevents-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-mediated-reductions-in-nitric-oxide-and-nitrosative-stress-in-primary-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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D Winnica, L G Que, C Baffi, H Grasemann, K Fiedler, Z Yang, E Etling, K Wasil, S E Wenzel, B Freeman, F Holguin
BACKGROUND: Asthma is associated with reduced systemic levels of l-arginine and increased asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA). This imbalance leads to nitric oxide synthase (NOS) uncoupling with reduced nitric oxide (NO) formation and greater oxidative and nitrosative stress. Whether this imbalance also occurs in bronchial epitheliumof asthmatics is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We used primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) from asthmatics and healthy controls to evaluate: (i) ADMA-mediated NOS uncoupling reduces epithelial production of NO and increases oxygen and nitrogen reactive species, and (ii) l-citrulline can reverse this mechanism by recoupling NOS, restoring NO production and reducing oxidative and nitrosative stress...
August 26, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529679/altered-brain-arginine-metabolism-in-schizophrenia
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P Liu, Y Jing, N D Collie, B Dean, D K Bilkey, H Zhang
Previous research implicates altered metabolism of l-arginine, a versatile amino acid with a number of bioactive metabolites, in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. The present study, for we believe the first time, systematically compared the metabolic profile of l-arginine in the frontal cortex (Brodmann's area 8) obtained post-mortem from schizophrenic individuals and age- and gender-matched non-psychiatric controls (n=20 per group). The enzyme assays revealed no change in total nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, but significantly increased arginase activity in the schizophrenia group...
2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418883/branched-chain-amino-acids-arginine-citrulline-alleviate-central-fatigue-after-3-simulated-matches-in-taekwondo-athletes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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I-Fan Chen, Huey-June Wu, Chung-Yu Chen, Kuei-Ming Chou, Chen-Kang Chang
BACKGROUND: The decline in cognitive performance has been shown after fatiguing exercise. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been suggested to alleviate exercise-induced central fatigue. Arginine and citrulline could remove the excess NH3 accumulation accompanied with BCAA supplementation by increasing nitric oxide biosynthesis and/or urea cycle. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the combined supplementation of BCAA, arginine, and citrulline on central fatigue after three simulated matches in well-trained taekwondo athletes...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417628/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-is-a-well-established-mediating-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-should-patients-with-elevated-levels-be-supplemented-with-citrulline
#15
REVIEW
Mark F McCarty
The arginine metabolite asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a competitive inhibitor and uncoupler of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), an enzyme that acts in multifarious ways to promote cardiovascular health. This phenomenon likely explains, at least in part, why elevated ADMA has been established as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, ventricular hypertrophy, and cardiovascular mortality. Fortunately, the suppressive impact of ADMA on eNOS activity can be offset by increasing intracellular arginine levels with supplemental citrulline...
2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399350/arginase-inhibition-improves-microvascular-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#16
Oskar Kövamees, Alexey Shemyakin, Antonio Checa, Craig E Wheelock, Jon O Lundberg, Claes-Göran Östenson, John Pernow
OBJECTIVES: The development of microvascular complications in diabetes is a complex process in which endothelial dysfunction is of importance. Emerging evidence suggests that arginase is a key mediator of endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus by reciprocally regulating nitric oxide bioavailability. The aim of this prospective intervention study was to test the hypothesis that arginase activity is increased and that arginase inhibition improves microvascular endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes and microvascular dysfunction...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378312/two-weeks-of-watermelon-juice-supplementation-improves-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-but-not-endurance-exercise-performance-in-humans
#17
Stephen J Bailey, Jamie R Blackwell, Ewan Williams, Anni Vanhatalo, Lee J Wylie, Paul G Winyard, Andrew M Jones
This study tested the hypothesis that watermelon juice supplementation would improve nitric oxide bioavailability and exercise performance. Eight healthy recreationally-active adult males reported to the laboratory on two occasions for initial testing without dietary supplementation (control condition). Thereafter, participants were randomly assigned, in a cross-over experimental design, to receive 16 days of supplementation with 300 mL·day(-1) of a watermelon juice concentrate, which provided ∼3.4 g l-citrulline·day(-1) and an apple juice concentrate as a placebo...
September 30, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356576/photocytotoxic-effect-of-c60-fullerene-against-l1210-leukemic-cells-is-accompanied-by-enhanced-nitric-oxide-production-and-p38-mapk-activation
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D V Franskevych, I I Grynyuk, S V Prylutska, G V Pasichnyk, D M Petukhov, L B Drobot, O P Matyshevska, U Ritter
AIM: To estimate the combined action of C60 fullerene and light irradiation on viability of L1210 leukemic cells, nitric oxide (NO) generation, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activity and cell cycle distribution. METHODS: Cell viability was assessed by MTT test. Light-emitting diode lamp (λ = 410-700 nm, 2.45 J/cm(2) ) was used for C60 fullerene photoexcitation. Nitrite level and NO-synthase activity were measured by Griess reaction and by conversion of L-arginine to L-citrulline, respectively...
June 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344969/reactive-oxygen-and-nitrogen-species-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-as-potential-biomarkers-for-disease-activity-and-the-role-of-antioxidants
#19
Hani M Khojah, Sameh Ahmed, Mahran S Abdel-Rahman, Al-Badr Hamza
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) have distinct contribution to the destructive, proliferative synovitis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and play a prominent role in cell-signaling events. However, few studies had clarified the role of individual ROS and RNS in the etiopathogenesis of RA. To date, most of the studies were concerned with the measurement of the total oxidative and nitrative stress levels in RA. The aim of this study was to monitor the levels of individual ROS and RNS to emphasize the role that each plays in the pathogenesis of RA and their usefulness as possible biomarkers for the disease activity...
August 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336612/the-effect-of-no-donor-on-calcium-uptake-and-reactive-nitrogen-species-production-in-mitochondria
#20
Olga Akopova, Anatoly Kotsiuruba, Yulia Korkach, Liudmila Kolchinskaya, Valentina Nosar, Bronislav Gavenauskas, Zoya Serebrovska, Iryna Mankovska, Vadim Sagach
BACKGROUND/AIMS: NO and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are thought to be physiologically important effectors of mitochondrial calcium transport, but this issue was not studied in a living organism. According to literature, the modulation of Ca2+ uptake could influence RNS production via the action on mitochondrial NO synthase (mtNOS). The aim of this work was to study the effect of in vivo administration of NO donor nitroglycerine (NG) on matrix Ca2+ accumulation, RNS production and mtNOS activity...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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