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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429316/c2-metabolism-in-euglena
#1
Masami Nakazawa
Euglenoids are able to assimilate fatty acids and alcohols with various carbon-chain lengths, and ethanol is known to be one of the best carbon sources to support the growth of Euglena gracilis. Ethanol is first oxidized to acetate by the sequential reactions of alcohol dehydrogenase and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase in the mitochondria, and then converted to acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA). Acetyl-CoA is metabolized through the glyoxylate cycle which is a modified tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle in which isocitrate lyase (ICL) and malate synthase (MS) function to bypass the two decarboxylation steps of the TCA cycle, enabling the net synthesis of carbohydrates from C2 compounds...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428331/a-personalized-model-of-coq2-nephropathy-rescued-by-the-wild-type-coq2-allele-or-dietary-coenzyme-q10-supplementation
#2
Jun-Yi Zhu, Yulong Fu, Adam Richman, Zhanzheng Zhao, Patricio E Ray, Zhe Han
Clinical studies have identified patients with nephrotic syndrome caused by mutations in genes involved in the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a lipid component of the mitochondrial electron transport chain and an important antioxidant. However, the cellular mechanisms through which these mutations induce podocyte injury remain obscure. Here, we exploited the striking similarities between Drosophila nephrocytes and human podocytes to develop a Drosophila model of these renal diseases, and performed a systematic in vivo analysis assessing the role of CoQ10 pathway genes in renal function...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427558/a-computational-approach-to-identify-the-biophysical-and-structural-aspects-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-mthfr-mutations-a222v-e429a-and-r594q-leading-to-schizophrenia
#3
Himani Tanwar, P Sneha, D Thirumal Kumar, R Siva, Charles Emmanuel Jebaraj Walter, C George Priya Doss
The association between depression and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) has been continually demonstrated in clinical studies, yet there are sparse resources available to build a relationship between the mutations associated with MTHFR and depression. The common mutations found to be associated with schizophrenia and MTHFR are A222V, E429A, and R594Q. Although abundant research on structural and functional effects caused by A222V mutation is available, very less amount of studies have been done on the other two mutants (E429A and R594Q)...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427254/supplementing-the-culture-of-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-in-the-diet-of-holstein-lactating-cow-may-naturally-produce-coenzyme-q10-enriched-milk
#4
Gui-Seck Bae, Ahreum Choi, Joon Mo Yeo, Jong Nam Kim, Jaeyong Song, Eun Joong Kim, Moon Baek Chang
Objective: To examine the effects of Rhaodobacter sphaeroides supplementation as a direct-fed microbial (DFM) on rumen fermentation in dairy cows and on CoQ10 transition into milk, an in vitro rumen simulation batch culture and an in vivo dairy cow experiments were conducted. Methods: The characteristics of in vitro ruminal fermentation were investigated using rumen fluids from six cannulated Holstein dairy cows at 2 h post-afternoon feeding. A control treatment was included in the experiments based on a typified total mixed ration (TMR) for lactating dairy cows, which was identical to the one used in the in vivo study, plus R...
April 21, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424622/pravastatin-chronic-treatment-sensitizes-hypercholesterolemic-mice-muscle-to-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-protection-by-creatine-or-coenzyme-q10
#5
Estela N B Busanello, Ana C Marques, Noelia Lander, Diogo N de Oliveira, Rodrigo R Catharino, Helena C F Oliveira, Anibal E Vercesi
Statins are efficient cholesterol-lowering medicines utilized worldwide. However, 10% of patients suffer from adverse effects specially related to skeletal muscle function. Pro- or anti-oxidant effects of statins have been reported. Here we hypothesized that statins induce muscle mitochondrial oxidative stress leading to mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) which may explain statin muscle toxicity. Thus, our aims were to investigate the effects of statin chronic treatment on muscle mitochondrial respiration rates, MPT and redox state indicators in the context of hypercholesterolemia...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423051/biochemical-and-molecular-characterization-of-the-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-with-dual-coenzyme-specificity-from-the-obligate-methylotroph-methylobacillus-flagellatus
#6
Anastasia Y Romkina, Michael Y Kiriukhin
The isocitrate dehydrogenase (MfIDH) with unique double coenzyme specificity from Methylobacillus flagellatus was purified and characterized, and its gene was cloned and overexpressed in E. coli as a fused protein. This enzyme is homodimeric,-with a subunit molecular mass of 45 kDa and a specific activity of 182 U mg -1 with NAD+ and 63 U mg -1 with NADP+. The MfIDH activity was dependent on divalent cations and Mn2+ enhanced the activity the most effectively. MfIDH exhibited a cofactor-dependent pH-activity profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418660/pegylated-solanesol-for-oral-delivery-of-coenzyme-q10
#7
Benkai Qin, Lei Liu, Yangyang Pan, Yingchun Zhu, Xiaohe Wu, Shiyong Song, Guang Han
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is widely used in preventive or curative treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, CoQ10 exhibits an extremely low solubility in aqueous medium as well as a poor oral bioavailability. Therefore, solanesyl poly(ethylene glycol) succinate (SPGS) and CoQ10 were formulated as CoQ10-SPGS micelles with a high content of CoQ10 to improve the bioavailability of CoQ10 in rat. Findings indicate that, in the CoQ10-SPGS micelles, SPGS is self-assembled into stable nanosized micelles with a CoQ10 loading capacity of more than 39%...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417080/applying-a-systems-approach-to-thyroid-physiology-looking-at-the-whole-with-a-mitochondrial-perspective-instead-of-judging-single-tsh-values-or-why-we-should-know-more-about-mitochondria-to-understand-metabolism
#8
REVIEW
Roy Moncayo, Helga Moncayo
Classical thinking in endocrine physiology squeezes our diagnostic handling into a simple negative feedback mechanism with a controller and a controlled variable. In the case of the thyroid this is reduced to TSH and fT3 and fT4, respectively. The setting of this tight notion has no free space for any additions. In this paper we want to challenge this model of limited application by proposing a construct based on a systems approach departing from two basic considerations. In first place since the majority of cases of thyroid disease develop and appear during life it has to be considered as an acquired condition...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416321/targeted-deprescribing-in-an-outpatient-hemodialysis-unit-a%C3%A2-quality-improvement-study-to-decrease-polypharmacy
#9
Caitlin McIntyre, Rory McQuillan, Chaim Bell, Marisa Battistella
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy in hemodialysis patients can result in adverse patient outcomes. Deprescribing tools can reduce polypharmacy, yet no method exists for an outpatient hemodialysis population. DESIGN: Quality improvement study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 240 patients in a tertiary-care outpatient hemodialysis unit. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN: We aimed to: (1) develop a deprescribing tool for target medications with poor evidence for efficacy and safety, (2) determine its effectiveness in decreasing polypharmacy, and (3) monitor patient safety and satisfaction...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413591/comparative-evaluation-of-efficacy-of-subgingivally-delivered-1-2-atorvastatin-and-1-2-simvastatin-in-the-treatment-of-intrabony-defects-in-chronic-periodontitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Santosh S Martande, Minal Kumari, A R Pradeep, Sonender Pal Singh, Deepak Kumar Suke
Background. Statins are the recently evolved agents that aid in periodontal regeneration and ultimately in attaining periodontal health. Atorvastatin (ATV) and Simvastatin (SMV) are specific competitive inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A reductase. The current study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of 1.2% ATV and 1.2% SMV, in addition to scaling and root planing (SRP), in the treatment of intrabony defects in subjects with chronic periodontitis. Methods. Ninety-six individuals were categorized into three treatment groups: SRP plus 1...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412672/relationship-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mitochondria-coenzyme-ii-gene
#11
Chen Liangmei, Chen Ying, Liu Feihu, He Changjiang, Zhang Luying, He Dingxiong, Ao Lei
We aimed to investigate the relevance between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and gene mutations of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit III (COX3) and coenzyme II (ND2), and to provide genetic markers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and further provide some feasible basis for preventive treatment. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism technique was used, and genotypes and gene frequencies were detected in 60 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), who meet the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria (AD group), 10 AD families and 60 normal old people (control group)...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412357/crystal-structure-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-n-acetyltransferase-pa4534
#12
Sungwook Shin, Jungwoo Choe
The GCN5-related N-acetyltransferase (GNAT) superfamily includes a large and diverse group of enzymes that catalyzes the transfer of an acetyl group from acetyl coenzyme A (Ac-CoA) to the amine group of a substrate. Substrates include protein N-terminus, lysine of histone tails, and other small molecules such as aminoglycoside, serotonin, and glucose-6-phosphate. GNAT superfamily of proteins is involved in many physiologically important reactions in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. However, functions of many GNATs remain unknown and PA4534 is one of those uncharacterized GNAT proteins from Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410798/protective-role-of-coq10-or-l-carnitine-on-the-integrity-of-the-myocardium-in-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
#13
Hesham N Mustafa, Gehan A Hegazy, Sally A El Awdan, Marawan AbdelBaset
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapeutic agent used for treatment of different cancers and its clinical usage is hindered by the oxidative injury-related cardiotoxicity. This work aims to declare if the harmful effects of DOX on heart can be alleviated with the use of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or L-carnitine. The study was performed on seventy two female Wistar albino rats divided into six groups, 12 animals each: Control group; DOX group (10mg/kg); CoQ10 group (200mg/kg); L-carnitine group (100mg/kg); DOX+CoQ10 group; DOX+L-carnitine group...
April 2, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409410/synergistic-cardioprotective-effects-of-combined-chromium-picolinate-and-atorvastatin-treatment-in-triton-x-100-induced-hyperlipidemia-in-rats-impact-on-some-biochemical-markers
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Noha M Shafik, Amal Baalash, Abla M Ebeid
Hyperlipidemia is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease. Chromium (Cr) mineral is playing a crucial role in glucose and lipid homeostasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of combined chromium picolinate (CrPic) and atorvastatin treatment against hyperlipidemia-induced cardiac injury. Seventy-five male albino rats were divided into five groups (15 rats each). Hyperlipidemia was induced by intraperitoneal injection of a single dose of Triton X-100 (300 mg/kg body weight (b...
April 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409271/unique-presentation-of-cutis-laxa-with-leigh-like-syndrome-due-to-echs1-deficiency
#15
S Balasubramaniam, L G Riley, D Bratkovic, D Ketteridge, N Manton, M J Cowley, V Gayevskiy, T Roscioli, M Mohamed, T Gardeitchik, E Morava, J Christodoulou
Clinical finding of cutis laxa, characterized by wrinkled, redundant, sagging, nonelastic skin, is of growing significance due to its occurrence in several different inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Metabolic cutis laxa results from Menkes syndrome, caused by a defect in the ATPase copper transporting alpha (ATP7A) gene; congenital disorders of glycosylation due to mutations in subunit 7 of the component of oligomeric Golgi (COG7)-congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) complex; combined disorder of N- and O-linked glycosylation, due to mutations in ATPase H+ transporting V0 subunit a2 (ATP6VOA2) gene; pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 1 deficiency; pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase deficiency; macrocephaly, alopecia, cutis laxa, and scoliosis (MACS) syndrome, due to Ras and Rab interactor 2 (RIN2) mutations; transaldolase deficiency caused by mutations in the transaldolase 1 (TALDO1) gene; Gerodermia osteodysplastica due to mutations in the golgin, RAB6-interacting (GORAB or SCYL1BP1) gene; and mitogen-activated pathway (MAP) kinase defects, caused by mutations in several genes [protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor-type 11 (PTPN11), RAF, NF, HRas proto-oncogene, GTPase (HRAS), B-Raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (BRAF), MEK1/2, KRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (KRAS), SOS Ras/Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 2 (SOS2), leucine rich repeat scaffold protein (SHOC2), NRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (NRAS), and Raf-1 proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (RAF1)], which regulate the Ras-MAPK cascade...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409122/a-post-publication-analysis-of-the-idealized-upper-reference-value-of-2-5%C3%A2-miu-l-for-tsh-time-to-support-the-thyroid-axis-with-magnesium-and-iron-especially-in-the-setting-of-reproduction-medicine
#16
Roy Moncayo, Helga Moncayo
Laboratory medicine approaches the evaluation of thyroid function mostly through the single determination of the blood level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Some authors have suggested an upper reference value for TSH of 2.5 mIU/L. This suggestion has not been confirmed by recent clinical studies. These studies have delivered a clinically valid reference range going from 0.3 to 3.5 mIU/L. These values are valid for both for the general population as well as in the setting of fertility and pregnancy...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407230/acyl-coa-synthetase-short-chain-family-member-2-acss2-is-regulated-by-srebp-1-and-plays-a-role-in-fatty-acid-synthesis-in-caprine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#17
Huifen Xu, Jun Luo, Gongzhen Ma, Xueying Zhang, Dawei Yao, Ming Li, Juan J Loor
Sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP-1) is well-known as the master regulator of lipogenesis in rodents. Acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 2 (ACSS2) plays a key role in lipogenesis by synthesizing acetyl-CoA from acetate for lipogenesis. ATP citrate lyase (ACLY) catalyzes the conversion of citrate and coenzyme A to acetyl-CoA, hence, it is also important for lipogenesis. Although ACSS2 function in cancer cells has been elucidated, its essentiality in ruminant mammary lipogenesis is unknown...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405929/thermodynamics-in-cancers-opposing-interactions-between-ppar-gamma-and-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway
#18
REVIEW
Yves Lecarpentier, Victor Claes, Alexandre Vallée, Jean-Louis Hébert
Cancer cells are the site of numerous metabolic and thermodynamic abnormalities. We focus this review on the interactions between the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) in cancers and their implications from an energetic and metabolic point of view. In numerous tissues, PPAR gamma activation induces inhibition of beta-catenin pathway, while the activation of the canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway inactivates PPAR gamma. In most cancers but not all, PPAR gamma is downregulated while the WNT/beta-catenin pathway is upregulated...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405841/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-and-medullary-nephrocalcinosis-in-children-with-adck4-mutations
#19
Eujin Park, Hee Gyung Kang, Young Hun Choi, Kyoung Bun Lee, Kyung Chul Moon, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Michio Nagata, Hae Il Cheong
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the AarF domain containing kinase 4 gene (ADCK4), one of the novel genes causing steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS), usually manifest as isolated adolescent-onset focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). ADCK4 interacts with components of the coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) biosynthesis pathway. METHODS: The incidence and phenotypes of patients with ADCK4 mutations were investigated in a cohort of Korean pediatric patients with SRNS. RESULTS: Among the 53 patients enrolled in the study the incidence of ADCK4-associated FSGS was 7...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401058/a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-child-isovaleric-acidemia-with-novel-mutation
#20
Elif Sag, Alper Han Cebi, Gulay Kaya, Gulay Karaguzel, Murat Cakir
Recurrent acute pancreatic attacks is a rare clinical condition (2-5% of all acute pancreatis) in children and is mainly idiopathic in most cases. Sometimes it may be associated with congenital anomalies, metabolic diseases or hereditary conditions. Isovaleric acidemia (IVA) is a rare autosomal recessive amino acid metabolism disorder associated with isovaleryl coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency presenting the clinical findings such metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap, hyperammonemia, ketonemia, hypoglycemia, "the odor of sweaty feet," abdominal pain, vomiting, feeding intolerance, shock and coma...
March 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
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