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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534121/organic-anion-transporters-oat1-and-oat3-are-crucial-biopterin-transporters-involved-in-bodily-distribution-of-tetrahydrobiopterin-and-exclusion-of-its-excess
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Akiko Ohashi, Kaori Mamada, Tomonori Harada, Masako Naito, Tomihisa Takahashi, Shin Aizawa, Hiroyuki Hasegawa
Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is a common coenzyme of phenylalanine-, tyrosine-, and tryptophan hydroxylases, alkylglycerol monooxygenase, and NO synthases (NOS). Synthetic BH4 is used medicinally for BH4-responsive phenylketonuria and inherited BH4 deficiency. BH4 supplementation has also drawn attention as a therapy for various NOS-related cardio-vascular diseases, but its use has met with limited success in decreasing BH2, the oxidized form of BH4. An increase in the BH2/BH4 ratio leads to NOS dysfunction. Previous studies revealed that BH4 supplementation caused a rapid urinary loss of BH4 accompanied by an increase in the blood BH2/BH4 ratio and an involvement of probenecid-sensitive but unknown transporters was strongly suggested in these processes...
May 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533033/screening-for-strains-with-11%C3%AE-hydroxylase-activity-for-17%C3%AE-hydroxy-progesterone-biotransformation
#2
Qian Gao, Yuqian Qiao, Yanbing Shen, Min Wang, Xibo Wang, Yang Liu
Various corticosteroids are prepared by using 11α,17α-diOH-progesterone (11α,17α-diOH-PROG) as an important intermediate and raw material. Hence, strains that can improve the yields of 11α,17α-diOH-PROG should be screened. Cunninghamella elegans CICC40250 was singled out from five common 11α hydroxylation strains. The reaction parameters of 11α,17α-diOH-PROG production were also investigated. C. elegans CICC40250 could efficiently catalyze the hydroxylation of 17α-hydroxy progesterone (17α-OH-PROG) at C-11α position...
May 19, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530827/overexpression-of-the-squalene-epoxidase-gene-alone-and-in-combination-with-the-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-gene-increases-ganoderic-acid-production-in-ganoderma-lingzhi
#3
De-Huai Zhang, Lu-Xi Jiang, Na Li, Xuya Yu, Peng Zhao, Tao Li, Jun-Wei Xu
The squalene epoxidase (SE) gene from the biosynthetic pathway of ganoderic acid (GA) was cloned and overexpressed in Ganoderma lingzhi. The strain that overexpressed the SE produced approximately 2 times more GA moleculars than the wild-type (WT) strain. Moreover, SE overexpression up-regulated lanosterol synthase gene expression in the biosynthetic pathway. These results indicated that SE stimulates GA accumulation. Then, the SE and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMGR) genes were simultaneously overexpressed in G...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529503/response-of-methanogenic-microbial-communities-to-desiccation-stress-in-flooded-and-rain-fed-paddy-soil-from-thailand
#4
Andreas Reim, Marcela Hernández, Melanie Klose, Amnat Chidthaisong, Monthira Yuttitham, Ralf Conrad
Rice paddies in central Thailand are flooded either by irrigation (irrigated rice) or by rain (rain-fed rice). The paddy soils and their microbial communities thus experience permanent or arbitrary submergence, respectively. Since methane production depends on anaerobic conditions, we hypothesized that structure and function of the methanogenic microbial communities are different in irrigated and rain-fed paddies and react differently upon desiccation stress. We determined rates and relative proportions of hydrogenotrophic and aceticlastic methanogenesis before and after short-term drying of soil samples from replicate fields...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527085/the-use-of-nutraceutics-in-children-s-and-adolescent-s-headache
#5
R Sangermani, A Boncimino
Nutraceutics are the most used non-pharmacological remedies for migraine's prophylaxis in children and adolescents. Doctors interested in use of nutraceuticals for a complete treatment of children's headache should be adequately informed on this treatments' efficacy and safety. Actually there is a lack of official guidelines about use of nutraceuticals in migraine's prevention in children and adolescent and there are few studies with limited efficacy evidences. The most used nutraceuticals for adolescent's and children's headache prophylaxis are: magnesium, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew and melatonin...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527067/usefulness-of-nutraceuticals-in-migraine-prophylaxis
#6
Florindo D'Onofrio, Simona Raimo, Daniele Spitaleri, Gerardo Casucci, Gennaro Bussone
Several studies have supported the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine approaches (physical, behavioral and nutraceutical therapies) in the treatment of headache disorders. Nutraceutical treatment consists of taking vitamins, supplements (magnesium, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid) and herbal preparations (feverfew and butterbur), and its usage is frequently determined by dissatisfaction with conventional medical therapies. There is a growing body of research on nutraceutical use for migraine prophylaxis...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526345/facile-fabrication-of-3d-porous-hybrid-sphere-by-co-immobilization-of-multi-enzyme-directly-from-cell-lysates-as-an-efficient-and-recyclable-biocatalyst-for-asymmetric-reduction-with-coenzyme-regeneration-in-situ
#7
MinganYu, Duqiang Liu, Lili Sun, Jing Li, Qian Chen, Lijun Pan, Jingchuan Shang, Shurong Zhang, Wei Li
Ni(2+)-agarose bead-wrapped multi-enzyme/inorganic hybrid sphere composed of the immobilized enzymes as organic component and NaH2PO4 and NaCl as inorganic component was developed by co-immobilizing extracellular His-tagged 3-quinuclidinone reductases and glucose dehydrogenase without pre-purification. The resulting biocatalysts has 3D porous architectures as confirmed by SEM and FESEM, and it enabled the continuous biotransformation of 3-quinuclidone to (R)-3-quinuclidinol with cofactor regeneration in situ...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524155/statin-use-candidate-mevalonate-pathway-biomarkers-and-colon-cancer-survival-in-a-population-based-cohort-study
#8
Ronan T Gray, Maurice B Loughrey, Peter Bankhead, Chris R Cardwell, Stephen McQuaid, Roisin F O'Neill, Kenneth Arthur, Victoria Bingham, Claire McGready, Anna T Gavin, Jacqueline A James, Peter W Hamilton, Manuel Salto-Tellez, Liam J Murray, Helen G Coleman
BACKGROUND: Statin use after colorectal cancer diagnosis may improve survival but evidence from observational studies is conflicting. The anti-cancer effect of statins may be restricted to certain molecular subgroups. In this population-based cohort study, the interaction between p53 and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme-A reductase (HMGCR) expression, KRAS mutations, and the association between statin use and colon cancer survival was assessed. METHODS: The cohort consisted of 740 stage II and III colon cancer patients diagnosed between 2004 and 2008...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521578/improved-photostability-and-cytotoxic-effect-of-coenzyme-q10-by-its-association-with-vitamin-e-acetate-in-polymeric-nanocapsules
#9
Natháli S Pegoraro, Juliane Mattiazzi, Elita F da Silveira, Juliana H Azambuja, Elizandra Braganhol, Letícia Cruz
The present study showed the development of nanocapsules containing the association of the coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E acetate and the evaluation of their effect on in vitro cells culture of malignant glioma and melanoma. In order to investigate if nanocapsules are able to protect coenzyme Q10 from degradation under UVC radiation, a photostability study was carried out. For this, three concentrations of vitamin E acetate were evaluated (1, 2 or 3%). Nanocapsules presented suitable physicochemical characteristics and were able to protect coenzyme Q10 from photodegradation...
May 18, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520815/metabolic-profiling-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-of-energy-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-obese-mice
#10
Daxesh P Patel, Kristopher W Krausz, Cen Xie, Diren Beyoğlu, Frank J Gonzalez, Jeffrey R Idle
A novel, selective and sensitive single-ion monitoring (SIM) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) method was developed and validated for the determination of energy metabolites related to glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glutaminolysis, and fatty acid β-oxidation. This assay used N-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-N-methyltrifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA) containing 1% tert-butyldimethylchlorosilane (TBDMCS) as derivatizing reagent and was highly reproducible, sensitive, specific and robust. The assay was used to analyze liver tissue and serum from C57BL/6N obese mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and C57BL/6N mice fed normal chow for 8 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516115/a-modified-chromogenic-assay-for-determination-of-the-ratio-of-free-intracellular-nad-nadh-in-streptococcus-mutans
#11
Jonathon L Baker, Roberta C Faustoferri, Robert G Quivey
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is a coenzyme present in all kingdoms of life and exists in two forms: oxidized (NAD(+)) and reduced (NADH). NAD(H) is involved in a multitude of essential metabolic redox reactions, providing oxidizing or reducing equivalents. The ratio of free intracellular NAD(+)/NADH is fundamentally important in the maintenance of cellular redox homeostasis (Ying, 2008). Various chromogenic cycling assays have been used to determine the ratio of NAD(+)/NADH in both bacterial and mammalian cells for more than forty years (Bernofsky and Swan, 1973; Nisselbaum and Green, 1969)...
August 20, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515908/renal-manifestations-of-primary-mitochondrial-disorders
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Josef Finsterer, Fulvio Scorza
The aim of the present review was to summarize and discuss previous findings concerning renal manifestations of primary mitochondrial disorders (MIDs). A literature review was performed using frequently used databases. The study identified that primary MIDs frequently present as mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS) at onset or in the later course of the MID. Occasionally, the kidneys are affected in MIDs. Renal manifestations of MIDs include renal insufficiency, nephrolithiasis, nephrotic syndrome, renal cysts, renal tubular acidosis, Bartter-like syndrome, Fanconi syndrome, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis, nephrocalcinosis, and benign or malign neoplasms...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515141/glucagon-induced-extracellular-camp-regulates-hepatic-lipid-metabolism
#13
Sihan Lv, Xinchen Qiu, Jian Li, Jinye Liang, Weida Li, Chao Zhang, Zhenning Zhang, Bing Luan
Hormonal signals help to maintain glucose and lipid homeostasis in the liver during periods of fasting. Glucagon, a pancreas-derived hormone induced by fasting, promotes gluconeogenesis through induction of intracellular cAMP production. Glucagon also stimulates hepatic fatty acid oxidation but the underlying mechanism is poorly characterized. Here we reported that following the acute induction of gluconeogenic genes Glucose 6 phosphatase (G6Pase) and Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (Pepck) expression through CREB, glucagon triggers a second delayed phase of fatty acid oxidation genes Acyl-coenzyme A oxidase (Aox) and Carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1a (Cpt1a) expression via extracellular cAMP...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514140/properties-of-intermediates-in-the-catalytic-cycle-of-oxalate-oxidoreductase-and-its-suicide-inactivation-by-pyruvate
#14
Elizabeth Pierce, Steven O Mansoorabadi, Mehmet Can, George H Reed, Stephen W Ragsdale
Oxalate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (OOR) is an unusual member of the thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP)-dependent 2-oxoacid:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (OFOR) family in that it catalyzes the coenzyme A (CoA)-independent conversion of oxalate into 2 equivalents of carbon dioxide. This reaction is surprising because binding of CoA to the acyl-TPP intermediate of other OFORs results in formation of a CoA ester, and in the case of pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR), CoA binding generates the central metabolic intermediate acetyl-CoA and promotes a 10(5)-fold acceleration of the rate of electron transfer...
May 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513579/electricity-from-methane-by-reversing-methanogenesis
#15
Michael J McAnulty, Venkata G Poosarla, Kyoung-Yeol Kim, Ricardo Jasso-Chávez, Bruce E Logan, Thomas K Wood
Given our vast methane reserves and the difficulty in transporting methane without substantial leaks, the conversion of methane directly into electricity would be beneficial. Microbial fuel cells harness electrical power from a wide variety of substrates through biological means; however, the greenhouse gas methane has not been used with much success previously as a substrate in microbial fuel cells to generate electrical current. Here we construct a synthetic consortium consisting of: (i) an engineered archaeal strain to produce methyl-coenzyme M reductase from unculturable anaerobic methanotrophs for capturing methane and secreting acetate; (ii) micro-organisms from methane-acclimated sludge (including Paracoccus denitrificans) to facilitate electron transfer by providing electron shuttles (confirmed by replacing the sludge with humic acids), and (iii) Geobacter sulfurreducens to produce electrons from acetate, to create a microbial fuel cell that converts methane directly into significant electrical current...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512131/h2s-oxidation-by-nanodisc-embedded-human-sulfide-quinone-oxidoreductase
#16
Aaron P Landry, David P Ballou, Ruma Banerjee
Buildup of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), which functions as a signaling molecule but is toxic at high concentrations, is averted by its efficient oxidation by the mitochondrial sulfide oxidation pathway. The first step in this pathway is catalyzed by a flavoprotein, sulfide quinone oxidoreductase (SQR), which converts H2S to a persulfide and transfers electrons to coenzyme Q via a flavin cofactor. All previous studies on human SQR have used detergent-solubilized protein. Here, we embedded human SQR in nanodiscs (ndSQR) and studied highly homogenous preparations by steady-state and rapid kinetics techniques...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508828/evaluation-of-role-of-alpha-methyl-acyl-coenzyme-a-racemase-p504s-and-high-molecular-weight-cytokeratin-in-diagnosing-prostatic-lesions
#17
Deepika Jain, Sumiti Gupta, Nisha Marwah, Rajnish Kalra, Veena Gupta, Meenu Gill, Nikita Jain, Shubha Lal, Rajeev Sen
BACKGROUND: In recent years basal cell markers (high molecular weight cytokeratin [HMWCK]) and prostate biomarker alpha-methyl acyl-coenzyme A racemase (AMACR) have been used as adjuvant to morphology in diagnostically challenging cases with a very high sensitivity and specificity. This has increased the diagnostic accuracy of prostate cancer worldwide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, total of 50 cases including 37 cases of malignant lesions and 13 cases of benign lesions of the prostate were taken...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508504/aiba-aibb-induces-an-intramolecular-decarboxylation-in-isovalerate-biosynthesis-by-myxococcus-xanthus
#18
Tobias Bock, Eva Luxenburger, Judith Hoffmann, Vlad Schütza, Christian Feiler, Rolf Müller, Wulf Blankenfeldt
Isovaleryl coenzyme A (IV-CoA) is an important precursor for iso-fatty acids and lipids. It acts in the development of myxobacteria, which can produce this compound from acetyl-CoA through alternative IV-CoA biosynthesis (aib). A central reaction of aib is catalyzed by AibA/AibB, which acts as a cofactor-free decarboxylase despite belonging to the family of CoA-transferases. We developed an efficient expression system for AibA/AibB that allowed the determination of high-resolution crystal structures in complex with different ligands...
May 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507011/influence-of-diet-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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M José Bagur, M Antonia Murcia, Antonia M Jiménez-Monreal, Josep A Tur, M Mar Bibiloni, Gonzalo L Alonso, Magdalena Martínez-Tomé
Nutrition is considered to be a possible factor in the pathogenesis of the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Nutrition intervention studies suggest that diet may be considered as a complementary treatment to control the progression of the disease; a systematic review of the literature on the influence of diet on MS was therefore conducted. The literature search was conducted by using Medlars Online International Literature (MEDLINE) via PubMed and Scopus. Forty-seven articles met the inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506637/thiamine-and-benfotiamine-prevent-stress-induced-suppression-of-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-mice-exposed-to-predation-without-affecting-brain-thiamine-diphosphate-levels
#20
Julie Vignisse, Margaux Sambon, Anna Gorlova, Dmitrii Pavlov, Nicolas Caron, Brigitte Malgrange, Elena Shevtsova, Andrey Svistunov, Daniel C Anthony, Natalyia Markova, Natalyia Bazhenova, Bernard Coumans, Bernard Lakaye, Pierre Wins, Tatyana Strekalova, Lucien Bettendorff
Thiamine is essential for normal brain function and its deficiency causes metabolic impairment, specific lesions, oxidative damage and reduced adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN). Thiamine precursors with increased bioavailability, especially benfotiamine, exert neuroprotective effects not only for thiamine deficiency (TD), but also in mouse models of neurodegeneration. As it is known that AHN is impaired by stress in rodents, we exposed C57BL6/J mice to predator stress for 5 consecutive nights and studied the proliferation (number of Ki67-positive cells) and survival (number of BrdU-positive cells) of newborn immature neurons in the subgranular zone of the dentate gyrus...
May 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
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