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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727033/the-effect-of-age-and-carbohydrate-and-protein-sources-on-digestibility-fecal-microbiota-fermentation-products-fecal-iga-and-immunological-blood-parameters-in-dogs
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A P J Maria, L Ayane, T C Putarov, B A Loureiro, B P Neto, M F Casagrande, M O S Gomes, M B A Glória, A C Carciofi
The present study compared the effects of diets formulated with fibers of different fermentability and protein sources of animal or vegetable origins on old and adult dogs. The experiment was organized in a 3 (diets) × 2 (ages) factorial arrangement, totaling 6 treatments. Thirty-six Beagle dogs were used (18 old dogs [10.2 ± 1.0 yr] and 18 young adult dogs [2.6 ± 0.9 yr]), with 6 dogs per treatment. Three diets with similar compositions were used: a nonfermentable insoluble fiber source (sugarcane fiber) and chicken byproduct meal (nonfermentable fiber [NFF] diet), a fermentable fiber source (beet pulp) and chicken byproduct meal (fermentable fiber [FF] diet), and soybean meal as a protein and fiber source (soybean meal [SM] diet)...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707668/-low-molecular-weight-regulators-of-biogenic-polyamine-metabolism-affect-cytokine-production-and-expression-of-hepatitis-%C3%B0-virus-proteins-in-huh7-5-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells
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O V Masalova, E I Lesnova, E I Samokhvalov, K Yu Permyakova, A V Ivanov, S N Kochetkov, A A Kushch
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) induces the expression of the genes of proinflammatory cytokines, the excessive production of which may cause cell death, and contribute to development of liver fibrosis and hepatocarcinoma. The relationship between cytokine production and metabolic disorders in HCV-infected cells remains obscure. The levels of biogenic polyamines, spermine, spermidine, and their precursor putrescine, may be a potential regulator of these processes. The purpose of the present work was to study the effects of the compounds which modulate biogenic polyamines metabolism on cytokine production and HCV proteins expression...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699025/polyamines-increase-nitric-oxide-and-reactive-oxygen-species-in-guard-cells-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-during-stomatal-closure
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Srinivas Agurla, Gunja Gayatri, Agepati S Raghavendra
A comprehensive study which was undertaken on the effect of three polyamines (PAs) on stomatal closure was examined in relation to nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in guard cells of Arabidopsis thaliana. Three PAs-putrescine (Put), spermidine (Spd), and spermine (Spm)-induced stomatal closure, while increasing the levels of NO as well as ROS in guard cells. The roles of NO and ROS were confirmed by the reversal of closure by cPTIO (NO scavenger) and catalase (ROS scavenger). The presence of L-NAME (NOS-like enzyme inhibitor) reversed PA-induced stomatal closure, suggesting that NOS-like enzyme played a significant role in NO production during stomatal closure...
July 11, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694504/melatonin-alleviates-chilling-stress-in-cucumber-seedlings-by-up-regulation-of-cszat12-and-modulation-of-polyamine-and-abscisic-acid-metabolism
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Hailiang Zhao, Kai Zhang, Xiaoting Zhou, Linjie Xi, Yuping Wang, Hongjun Xu, Tonghua Pan, Zhirong Zou
To obtain new insights into the mechanisms of the positive effects of exogenous melatonin applications to cucumber seedlings during chilling, we investigated its role in regulating photosynthesis, the transcription level of csZat12 and the metabolism of polyamines (PAs) and of abscisic acid (ABA). The negative effects of chilling were clearly alleviated in cucumber seedlings by irrigation with 200 μM melatonin solution. This was evidenced by alleviation of the decline in net photosynthesis rate and also in electrolyte leakage in chilled plants...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691655/sphingomonas-spermidinifaciens-sp-nov-a-novel-bacterium-containing-spermidine-as-the-major-polyamine-isolated-from-an-abandoned-lead-zinc-mine-and-emended-descriptions-of-the-genus-sphingomonas-and-the-species-sphingomonas-yantingensis-and-sphingomonas-japonica
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Guang-Da Feng, Song-Zhen Yang, Xiong Xiong, Hua-Ping Li, Hong-Hui Zhu
A yellow-pigmented bacterial strain, designated 9NM-10T, was isolated from an abandoned lead-zinc mine in Meizhou, Guangdong Province, China. Cells were strictly aerobic, Gram-stain-negative and motile with a polar monotrichous flagellum. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that strain 9NM-10T belongs to the genus Sphingomonas and was most closely related to Sphingomonas yantingensis JCM 19201T and Sphingomonas japonica JCM 15438T. DNA-DNA relatedness values between strain 9NM-10T and these two type strains were 43...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690305/determination-of-nonvolatile-amines-in-foods-by-improved-dansyl-derivatization-reaction
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Ayami Handa, Hitomi Kawanabe, Akihiro Ibe
An analytical method for the determination of nonvolatile amines (putrescine, cadaverine, histamine, tyramine, and spermidine) in foods was developed, using an improved dansyl derivatization technique. The five amines were extracted from food with 1% trichloroacetic acid. Three milliliter of extract was applied to a polymer-based strong cation exchange resin mini-column, which was washed with 5 mL of water, and eluted with 5 mL of 1 mol/L potassium carbonate solution. The eluate was dansylated, then 5 mL of toluene was added with shaking...
2017: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678603/identification-of-a-novel-acetylated-form-of-branched-chain-polyamine-from-a-hyperthermophilic-archaeon-thermococcus-kodakarensis
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Ryota Hidese, Ki-Hwan Im, Masaki Kobayashi, Masaru Niitsu, Takemitsu Furuchi, Shinsuke Fujiwara
Long/branched-chain polyamines are unique polycations found in thermophiles. The hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus kodakarensis contains spermidine and a branched-chain polyamine, N(4)-bis(aminopropyl)spermidine, as major polyamines. The metabolic pathways associated with branched-chain polyamines remain unknown. Here, we used gas chromatography and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analyses to identify a new acetylated polyamine, N(4)-bis(aminopropyl)-N(1)-acetylspermidine, from T. kodakarensis; this polyamine was not found in other micro-organisms...
July 5, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677399/super-cationic-carbon-quantum-dots-synthesized-from-spermidine-as-an-eye-drop-formulation-for-topical-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis
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Hong-Jyuan Jian, Ren-Siang Wu, Tzu-Yu Lin, Yu-Jia Li, Han-Jia Lin, Scott G Harroun, Jui-Yang Lai, Chih-Ching Huang
We have developed a one-step method to synthesize carbon quantum dots (CQDPAs) from biogenic polyamines (PAs) as an antibacterial agent for topical treatment of bacterial keratitis (BK). CQDs synthesized by direct pyrolysis of spermidine (Spd) powder through a simple dry heating treatment exhibit a solubility and yield much higher than those from putrescine and spermine. We demonstrate that CQDs obtained from Spds (CQDSpds) possess effective antibacterial activities against non-multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis bacteria and also against the multidrug-resistant bacteria, methicillin-resistant S...
July 5, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659731/modulatory-effect-of-intestinal-polyamines-and-trace-amines-on-the-spontaneous-phasic-contractions-of-the-isolated-ileum-and-colon-rings-of-mice
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Manuel Sánchez, Lorena Suárez, María Teresa Andrés, Blanca Henar Flórez, Javier Bordallo, Sabino Riestra, Begoña Cantabrana
Background: Gastrointestinal motility modulatory factors include substances of the intestinal content, such as polyamines and trace amines (TAs), the focus of this study. Methods: The amines of food, intestinal content and from faecal bacteria of Swiss mice were determined by HPLC and functionally characterised in isolated distal ileum and medial colon rings. Results: Mouse food and intestinal content contain polyamines (spermidine>putrescine>spermine) and TAs (isoamylamine>cadaverine). Intestinal bacteria mainly produce putrescine and cadaverine...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656524/identification-of-potential-trypanothione-reductase-inhibitors-among-commercially-available-formula-see-text-carboline-derivatives-using-chemical-space-lead-like-and-drug-like-filters-pharmacophore-models-and-molecular-docking
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Jorge Rodríguez-Becerra, Lizethly Cáceres-Jensen, José Hernández-Ramos, Lorena Barrientos
American trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) is an important endemic trypanosomiasis in Central and South America. This disease was considered to be a priority in the global plan to combat neglected tropical diseases, 2008-2015, which indicates that there is an urgent need to develop more effective drugs. The development of new chemotherapeutic agents against Chagas disease can be related to an important biochemical feature of T. cruzi: its redox defense system...
June 27, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652151/a-change-in-the-pathway-of-dithiothreitol-induced-aggregation-of-bovine-serum-albumin-in-the-presence-of-polyamines-and-arginine
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Dmitriy A Kara, Vera A Borzova, Kira A Markossian, Sergey Yu Kleymenov, Boris I Kurganov
When studying the anti-aggregation activity of chemical chaperones, a kinetic regime of the aggregation process for selected test systems should be established. To elucidate the mechanism of suppression of protein aggregation by polyamines (putrescine, spermidine) and arginine, we used a test system based on dithiothreitol (DTT)-induced aggregation of bovine serum albumin (BSA) at 45°C (0.1M Na-phosphate buffer, pH 7.0; [DTT]=2mM). The rate-limiting stage of DTT-induced aggregation of BSA under the studied conditions is that of unfolding of the protein molecule...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648602/helicobacter-pylori-does-not-use-spermidine-synthase-to-produce-spermidine
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Huawei Zhang, Shannon Wing Ngor Au
Helicobacter pylori is the primary pathogen associated to gastritis and gastric cancer. Growth of H. pylori depends on the availability of spermidine in vivo. Interestingly, the genome of H. pylori contains an incomplete set of genes for the classical pathway of spermidine biosynthesis. It is thus not clear whether some other genes remained in the pathway would have any functions in spermidine biosynthesis. Here, we study spermidine synthase, which is responsible for the final catalytic process in the classical route...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641150/polyamine-and-tyramine-involvement-in-nacl-induced-improvement-of-cd-resistance-in-the-halophyte-inula-chrithmoides-l
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Rim Ghabriche, Tahar Ghnaya, Mejda Mnasri, Hanen Zaier, Raoudha Baioui, Delphine Vromman, Chedly Abdelly, Stanley Lutts
The aim of the present work was to analyze the impact of salinity on the plant response to Cd toxicity in the Mediterranean halophyte species Inula crithmoides. For this purpose, cuttings were cultivated hydroponically during 21d in the presence of 0, 25 or 50μM CdCl2 combined or not with 0, 100, 200 and 400mM NaCl. The obtained data demonstrated that, in the absence of Cd, NaCl strongly increased plant growth (the maximal dry weight being observed at 100mM) and enhanced the Na(+)/K(+) ratio in the shoot. Cd alone strongly affected plant growth in this halophyte...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640223/non-targeted-metabolomics-analysis-of-the-effects-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-sunitinib-and-erlotinib-on-heart-muscle-liver-and-serum-metabolism-in-vivo
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Brian C Jensen, Traci L Parry, Wei Huang, Amro Ilaiwy, James R Bain, Michael J Muehlbauer, Sara K O'Neal, Cam Patterson, Gary L Johnson, Monte S Willis
Background: More than 90 tyrosine kinases have been implicated in the pathogenesis of malignant transformation and tumor angiogenesis. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have emerged as effective therapies in treating cancer by exploiting this kinase dependency. The TKI erlotinib targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), whereas sunitinib targets primarily vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR).TKIs that impact the function of non-malignant cells and have on- and off-target toxicities, including cardiotoxicities...
June 22, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633130/synthesis-screening-and-pro-apoptotic-activity-of-novel-acyl-spermidine-derivatives-on-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Syed Shoeb Razvi, Hani Choudhry, Said Salama Moselhy, Taha Abduallah Kumosani, Mohammed Nihal Hasan, Mazin A Zamzami, Khalid Omer Abualnaja, Abdulrahman Labeed Al-Malki, Mahmoud Alhosin, Tadao Asami
The polyamines putrescine, spermidine, and spermine are polycationic, alkyl polyamines which play a significant role in eukaryotic cell proliferation. The polyamine metabolism and function are dysregulated in tumor cells making them an attractive therapeutic target by employing polyamine analogs. These analogs have a high degree of similarity with the structure of polyamines but not with their function. Multidrug resistance is a major factor in the failure of many chemotherapeutic drugs which necessitates further research and exploration of better novel alternatives...
June 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632118/tessaracoccus-arenae-sp-nov-isolated-from-sea-sand
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Chutimon Thongphrom, Jong-Hwa Kim, Nagamani Bora, Wonyong Kim
A Gram-stain positive, non-spore-forming, non-motile, facultatively anaerobic bacterial strain, designated CAU 1319T, was isolated from sea sand and the strain's taxonomic position was investigated using a polyphasic approach. Strain CAU 1319T grew optimally at 30 °C and at pH 7.5 in the presence of 2 % (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis, based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence, revealed that strain CAU 1319T belongs to the genus Tessaracoccus, and is closely related to Tessaracoccus lapidicaptus IPBSL-7T (similarity 97...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622455/intestinal-metabolites-are-profoundly-altered-in-the-context-of-hla-b27-expression-and-functionally-modulate-disease-in-a-rat-model-of-spondyloarthropathy
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Mark Asquith, Sean Davin, Patrick Stauffer, Claire Michell, Cathleen Janowitz, Phoebe Lin, Joe Ensign-Lewis, Jason M Kinchen, Dennis R Koop, Jim Rosenbaum
Objective HLA-B27 associated spondyloarthropathies are associated with an altered intestinal microbiota and bowel inflammation. Therefore, we sought to identify B27-dependent changes in both host and microbial metabolites in the HLA-B27/β2m rat and whether microbiota-derived metabolites could impact disease in this major model of spondyloarthropathy. Methods Cecal contents were collected from 6wk (pre-diseased) and 16wk (diseased) Fischer 344 HLA-B27/β2m transgenic rats and WT controls. Metabolomic profiling was performed by high-throughput gas- and liquid-chromatography-based mass spectrometry...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614056/spermine-and-spermidine-reversed-age-related-cardiac-deterioration-in-rats
#18
Hao Zhang, Junying Wang, Lingxu Li, Nannan Chai, Yuhan Chen, Feixiang Wu, Weihua Zhang, Lina Wang, Sa Shi, Li Zhang, Shuling Bian, Changqing Xu, Ye Tian, Yajun Zhao
Aging is the most important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Slowing or reversing the physiological impact of heart aging may reduce morbidity and mortality associated with age-related CVD. The polyamines, spermine (SP) and spermidine (SPD) are essential for cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis, and levels of both decline with age. To explore the effects of these polyamines on heart aging, we administered SP or SPD intraperitoneally to 22- to 24-month-old rats for 6 weeks. Both treatments reversed and inhibited age-related myocardial morphology alterations, myocardial fibrosis, and cell apoptosis...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613148/sphingopyxis-solisilvae-sp-nov-isolated-from-forest-soil
#19
Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary, Ram Hari Dahal, Jaisoo Kim
A yellow-coloured, Gram-staining-negative, motile and rod shaped bacterium, designated strain R366T, was isolated from forest soil of Kyonggi University, South Korea. It was able to grow at 15-42 °C, pH 6.0-10.0 and with 0-4 % (w/v) NaCl concentration. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain R366T belongs to the genus Sphingopyxis and is closely related to Sphingopyxis italica SC13E-S71T (98.72 % sequence similarity), Sphingopyxis chilensis S37T (98.51 %), Sphingopyxis fribergensis Kp5...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588603/short-term-effect-of-salt-shock-on-ethylene-and-polyamines-depends-on-plant-salt-sensitivity
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Pedro J Zapata, María Serrano, Manuel F García-Legaz, M T Pretel, M A Botella
In the present manuscript the short term effect (3-24 h) of a saline shock (NaCl 100 mM) on fresh weight, water content, respiration rate, ethylene production and Na(+), Cl(-), ACC and polyamine concentration was studied in four plant species with different salt sensitivity, pepper, lettuce, spinach, and beetroot. Higher reduction in fresh weight and water content as a consequence of saline shock was found in pepper and lettuce plants than in spinach and beetroot, the latter behaving as more salinity tolerant...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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