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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230806/metabolic-profiling-and-identification-of-shikonins-in-root-periderm-of-two-invasive-echium-spp-weeds-in-australia
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Dominik Skoneczny, Paul A Weston, Xiaocheng Zhu, Geoff M Gurr, Ragan M Callaway, Russel A Barrow, Leslie A Weston
Metabolic profiling can be successfully implemented to analyse a living system's response to environmental conditions by providing critical information on an organism's physiological state at a particular point in time and allowing for both quantitative and qualitative assessment of a specific subset(s) of key metabolites. Shikonins are highly reactive chemicals that affect various cell signalling pathways and possess antifungal, antibacterial and allelopathic activity. Based on previous bioassay results, bioactive shikonins, are likely to play important roles in the regulation of rhizosphere interactions with neighbouring plants, microbes and herbivores...
February 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230786/sex-specificity-of-mineralocorticoid-target-gene-expression-during-renal-development-and-long-term-consequences
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Laurence Dumeige, Caroline Storey, Lyvianne Decourtye, Melanie Nehlich, Christophe Lhadj, Say Viengchareun, Laurent Kappeler, Marc Lombès, Laetitia Martinerie
Sex differences have been identified in various biological processes, including hypertension. The mineralocorticoid signaling pathway is an important contributor to early arterial hypertension, however its sex-specific expression has been scarcely studied, particularly with respect to the kidney. Basal systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart rate (HR) were measured in adult male and female mice. Renal gene expression studies of major players of mineralocorticoid signaling were performed at different developmental stages in male and female mice using reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR), and were compared to those of the same genes in the lung, another mineralocorticoid epithelial target tissue that regulates ion exchange and electrolyte balance...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229903/acute-and-subchronic-toxicity-studies-of-methanol-extract-of-polygonum-minus-leaves-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Parayil Varghese Christapher, Subramani Parasuraman, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah
Medicinal plant preparations may contain high levels of toxic chemical constituents to potentially cause serious harm to animals and/or humans. Thus, toxicity studies are important to assess the toxic effects of plant derived products. Polygonum minus is used traditionally for different ailments in Southeast Asia. This study was conducted to establish the acute and subchronic toxicity profile of the methanol extract of P. minus leaves. The acute toxicity study showed that the methanol extract of P. minus is safe even at the highest dose tested of 2000 mg/kg in female Sprague Dawley rats...
February 13, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229566/bioenergetics-and-psychological-profile-of-an-ultra-endurance-walker
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Anna Pedrinolla, Giovanni Li Volti, Fabio Galvano, Federico Schena, Valentina Perciavalle, Donatella Di Corrado
BACKGROUND: Ultra endurance walking provides athletes with significant physiological and psychological challenges. In this study ultra endurance walking races are intended as events where the participants have to cover the largest distance within a given time, usually 24, 36, 48 hours, or longer, keeping the pause time within 5% of the total walking time. The aim of the study was to evaluate the metabolic, bioenergetics, and psychological characteristics of a world record ultra endurance walker during three different ultra endurance events characterized by different durations (36h, 48h and 70h)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222767/knockdown-of-slc41a1-magnesium-transporter-promotes-mineralization-and-attenuates-magnesium-inhibition-during-osteogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Yu-Tzu Tsao, Ya-Yi Shih, Yu-An Liu, Yi-Shiuan Liu, Oscar K Lee
BACKGROUND: Magnesium is essential for numerous physiological functions. Magnesium exists mostly in bone and the amount is dynamically regulated by skeletal remodeling. Accelerating bone mass loss occurs when magnesium intake is insufficient; whereas high magnesium could lead to mineralization defects. However, the underlying magnesium regulatory mechanisms remain elusive. In the present study, we investigated the effects of high extracellular magnesium concentration on osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) and the role of magnesium transporter SLC41A1 in the mineralization process...
February 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220500/neuroplus-biofeedback-improves-attention-resilience-and-injury-prevention-in-elite-soccer-players
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Aiace Rusciano, Giuliano Corradini, Ivilin Stoianov
Performance and injury prevention in elite soccer players are typically investigated from physical-tactical, biomechanical, and metabolic perspectives. However, executive functions, visuospatial abilities, and psychophysiological adaptability or resilience are also fundamental for efficiency and well-being in sports. Based on previous research associating autonomic flexibility with prefrontal cortical control, we designed a novel integrated autonomic biofeedback training method called Neuroplus to improve resilience, visual attention, and injury prevention...
February 21, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220056/a-lipidomic-and-metabolomic-serum-signature-from-nonhuman-primates-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation
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Evan L Pannkuk, Evagelia C Laiakis, Tytus D Mak, Giuseppe Astarita, Simon Authier, Karen Wong, Albert J Fornace
INTRODUCTION: Due to dangers associated with potential accidents from nuclear energy and terrorist threats, there is a need for high-throughput biodosimetry to rapidly assess individual doses of radiation exposure. Lipidomics and metabolomics are becoming common tools for determining global signatures after disease or other physical insult and provide a "snapshot" of potential cellular damage. OBJECTIVES: The current study assesses changes in the nonhuman primate (NHP) serum lipidome and metabolome 7 days following exposure to ionizing radiation (IR)...
May 2016: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213251/on-line-monitoring-of-in-vitro-oral-bioaccessibility-tests-as-front-end-to-liquid-chromatography-for-determination-of-chlorogenic-acid-isomers-in-dietary-supplements
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Daniel Kremr, David J Cocovi-Solberg, Petra Bajerová, Karel Ventura, Manuel Miró
A novel fully automated in-vitro oral dissolution test assay as a front-end to liquid chromatography has been developed and validated for on-line chemical profiling and monitoring of temporal release profiles of three caffeoylquinic acid (CQA) isomers, namely, 3-CQA,4-CQA and 5-CQA, known as chlorogenic acids, in dietary supplements. Tangential-flow filtration is harnessed as a sample processing approach for on-line handling of CQA containing extracts of hard gelatin capsules and introduction of protein-free samples into the liquid chromatograph...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209402/chemokine-receptor-patterns-and-right-heart-failure-in-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Aditi Nayak, Colin Neill, Robert L Kormos, Luigi Lagazzi, Indrani Halder, Charles McTiernan, Jennifer Larsen, Ana Inashvili, Jeffrey Teuteberg, Timothy N Bachman, Karen Hanley-Yanez, Dennis M McNamara, Marc A Simon
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular failure (RVF) complicates 9% to 44% of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implants post-operatively. Current prediction scores perform only modestly in validation studies, and do not include immune markers. Chemokines are inflammatory signaling molecules with a fundamental role in cardiac physiology and stress adaptation. In this study we investigated chemokine receptor regulation in LVAD recipients who develop RVF. METHODS: Expression of chemokine receptor (CCR) genes 3 to 8 were examined in the peripheral blood of 111 LVAD patients, collected 24 hours before implant...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208630/cocoa-and-grape-seed-byproducts-as-a-source-of-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-proanthocyanidins
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María De La Luz Cádiz-Gurrea, Isabel Borrás-Linares, Jesús Lozano-Sánchez, Jorge Joven, Salvador Fernández-Arroyo, Antonio Segura-Carretero
Phenolic compounds, which are secondary plant metabolites, are considered an integral part of the human diet. Physiological properties of dietary polyphenols have come to the attention in recent years. Especially, proanthocyanidins (ranging from dimers to decamers) have demonstrated potential interactions with biological systems, such as antiviral, antibacterial, molluscicidal, enzyme-inhibiting, antioxidant, and radical-scavenging properties. Agroindustry produces a considerable amount of phenolic-rich sources, and the ability of polyphenolic structures to interacts with other molecules in living organisms confers their beneficial properties...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205039/a-pooled-analysis-of-clinical-pharmacology-trials-investigating-the-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-characteristics-of-fast-acting-insulin-aspart-in-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Tim Heise, Thomas R Pieber, Thomas Danne, Lars Erichsen, Hanne Haahr
BACKGROUND: Fast-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart) is insulin aspart (IAsp) in a new formulation aiming to mimic the fast endogenous prandial insulin release more closely than currently available insulin products. In a post hoc analysis of pooled data from six clinical pharmacology trials, the pharmacological characteristics of faster aspart and IAsp were compared. METHODS: The analysis included 218 adult subjects with type 1 diabetes from six randomised, double-blind, crossover trials in the faster aspart clinical development programme...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199974/mir-204-down-regulation-elicited-perturbation-of-a-gene-target-signature-common-to-human-cholangiocarcinoma-and-gastric-cancer
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Valeria Canu, Andrea Sacconi, Laura Lorenzon, Francesca Biagioni, Federica Lo Sardo, Maria Grazia Diodoro, Paola Muti, Alfredo Garofalo, Sabrina Strano, Antonietta D'Errico, Gian Luca Grazi, Mario Cioce, Giovanni Blandino
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is high need of novel diagnostic and prognostic tools for tumors of the digestive system, such as gastric cancer and cholangiocarcinoma. We recently found that miR-204 was deeply downregulated in gastric cancer tissues. Here we investigated whether this was common to other tumors of the digestive system and whether this elicited a miR-204-dependent gene target signature, diagnostically and therapeutically relevant. Finally, we assessed the contribution of the identified target genes to the cell cycle progression and clonogenicity of gastric cancer and cholangiocarcinoma cell lines...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198080/proteomic-profiling-of-mature-leaves-from-oil-palm-elaeis-guineensis-jacq
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Hooi Sin Tan, Richard P Jacoby, Meilina Ong-Abdullah, Nicolas L Taylor, Susan Liddell, Wong Wei Chee, Chiew Foan Chin
Oil palm is one of the most productive oil bearing crops grown in Southeast Asia. Due to the dwindling availability of agricultural land and increasing demand for high yielding oil palm seedlings, clonal propagation is vital to the oil palm industry. Most commonly, leaf explants are used for in vitro micropropagation of oil palm and to optimise this process it is important to unravel the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying somatic embryo production from leaves. In this study, a proteomic approach was used to determine protein abundance of mature oil palm leaves...
February 15, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196342/decreased-salivary-alpha-amylase-levels-are-associated-with-performance-deficits-during-sleep-loss
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Maja Pajcin, Siobhan Banks, Jason M White, Jill Dorrian, Gemma M Paech, Crystal Grant, Kayla Johnson, Katie Tooley, Justin Fidock, Gary H Kamimori, Chris B Della Vedova
During sleep deprivation, neurobehavioral functions requiring sustained levels of attention and alertness are significantly impaired. Discrepancies between subjective measures of sleepiness and objective performance during sustained operations have led to interest in physiological monitoring of operator performance. Alertness, vigilance, and arousal are modulated by the wake-promoting actions of the central noradrenergic system. Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) has been proposed as a sensitive peripheral measure of noradrenergic activity, but limited research has investigated the relationship between sAA and performance...
February 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194448/divergent-relationships-between-fecal-microbiota-and-metabolome-following-distinct-antibiotic-induced-disruptions
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Jocelyn M Choo, Tokuwa Kanno, Nur Masirah Mohd Zain, Lex E X Leong, Guy C J Abell, Julie E Keeble, Kenneth D Bruce, A James Mason, Geraint B Rogers
The intestinal microbiome plays an essential role in regulating many aspects of host physiology, and its disruption through antibiotic exposure has been implicated in the development of a range of serious pathologies. The complex metabolic relationships that exist between members of the intestinal microbiota and the potential redundancy in functional pathways mean that an integrative analysis of changes in both structure and function are needed to understand the impact of antibiotic exposure. We used a combination of next-generation sequencing and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics to characterize the effects of two clinically important antibiotic treatments, ciprofloxacin and vancomycin-imipenem, on the intestinal microbiomes of female C57BL/6 mice...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194237/the-impact-of-micronutrient-status-on-health-correlation-network-analysis-to-understand-the-role-of-micronutrients-in-metabolic-inflammatory-processes-regulating-homeostasis-and-phenotypic-flexibility
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Tim J van den Broek, Bas H A Kremer, Marisa Marcondes Rezende, Femke P M Hoevenaars, Peter Weber, Ulrich Hoeller, Ben van Ommen, Suzan Wopereis
BACKGROUND: Vitamins and carotenoids are key micronutrients facilitating the maintenance of health, as evidenced by the increased risk of disease with low intake. Optimal phenotypic flexibility, i.e., the ability to respond to a physiological challenge, is an essential indicator of health status. Therefore, health can be measured by applying a challenge test and monitoring the response of relevant phenotypic processes. In this study, we assessed the correlation of three fat-soluble vitamins, (i...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194137/sigma-factor-regulated-cellular-response-in-a-non-solvent-producing-clostridium-beijerinckii-degenerated-strain-a-comparative-transcriptome-analysis
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Yan Zhang, Shengyin Jiao, Jia Lv, Renjia Du, Xiaoni Yan, Caixia Wan, Ruijuan Zhang, Bei Han
Clostridium beijerinckii DG-8052, derived from NCIMB 8052, cannot produce solvent or form spores, a phenomenon known as degeneration. To explore the mechanisms of degeneration at the gene level, transcriptomic profiles of the wild-type 8052 and DG-8052 strains were compared. Expression of 5168 genes comprising 98.6% of the genome was assessed. Interestingly, 548 and 702 genes were significantly up-regulated in the acidogenesis and solventogenesis phases of DG-8052, respectively, and mainly responsible for the phosphotransferase system, sugar metabolic pathways, and chemotaxis; meanwhile, 699 and 797 genes were significantly down-regulated, respectively, and mainly responsible for sporulation, oxidoreduction, and solventogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192001/moderators-of-the-relationship-between-frequent-family-demands-and-inflammation-among-adolescents
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Cynthia S Levine, Lauren C Hoffer, Edith Chen
OBJECTIVE: Frequent demands from others in relationships are associated with worse physiological and health outcomes. The present research investigated 2 potential moderators of the relationship between frequency of demands from one's family and inflammatory profiles among adolescents: (a) closeness of adolescents' relationships with their families, and (b) the frequency with which adolescents provided help to their families. METHOD: Two hundred thirty-four adolescents, ages 13-16 (Mage = 14...
February 13, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182434/a-model-based-approach-to-assessing-the-importance-of-intracellular-binding-sites-in-doxorubicin-disposition
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Ilse R Dubbelboer, Elsa Lilienberg, Erik Sjögren, Hans Lennernäs
Doxorubicin is an anticancer agent, which binds reversibly to topoisomerase I and II, intercalates to DNA base pairs, and generates free radicals. Doxorubicin has a high tissue:plasma partition coefficient and high intracellular binding to the nucleus and other subcellular compartments. The metabolite doxorubicinol has an extensive tissue distribution. This porcine study investigated whether the traditional implementation of tissue binding, described by the tissue:plasma partition coefficient (Kp,t), could be used to appropriately analyze and/or simulate tissue doxorubicin and doxorubicinol concentrations in healthy pigs, when applying a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model approach, or whether intracellular binding is required in the semi-PBPK model...
February 23, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179108/revisiting-metchnikoff-age-related-alterations-in-microbiota-gut-brain-axis-in-the-mouse
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Karen A Scott, Masayuki Ida, Veronica L Peterson, Jack A Prenderville, Gerard M Moloney, Takayuki Izumo, Kiera Murphy, Amy Murphy, R Paul Ross, Catherine Stanton, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
Over the last decade, there has been increased interest in the role of the gut microbiome in health including brain health. This is by no means a new theory; Elie Metchnikoff proposed over a century ago that targeting the gut by consuming lactic acid bacteria such as those in yogurt, could improve or delay the onset of cognitive decline associated with ageing. However, there is limited information characterising the relationship between the behavioural and physiological sequelae of aging and alterations in the gut microbiome...
February 4, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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