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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748185/novel-actions-of-growth-hormone-in-podocytes-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy
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Dhanunjay Mukhi, Rajkishor Nishad, Ram K Menon, Anil Kumar Pasupulati
The kidney regulates water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance and thus maintains body homeostasis. The kidney's potential to ensure ultrafiltered and almost protein-free urine is compromised in various metabolic and hormonal disorders such as diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetic nephropathy (DN) accounts for ~20-40% of mortality in DM. Proteinuria, a hallmark of renal glomerular diseases, indicates injury to the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB). The GFB is composed of glomerular endothelium, basement membrane, and podocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747980/comparative-analysis-of-basal-locomotor-activity-related-metabolic-phenotypes-between-c57bl-6-mice-and-icr-mice-substrains-derived-from-three-different-sources
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Dong-Ju Hwang, Hyun-Keun Song, Kil-Soo Kim, Young-Suk Jung, Dae-Youn Hwang, Joon Young Cho
Animal model, as an indispensable tool for scientific purposes of biomedical researches and clinical application, is a commonly used in various researches. Regarding to this, it is necessary to establish the metabolic phenotype of animal model to minimize spurious interpretations and ensure a level of accuracy and reliability adequate for experimental research. However, the metabolic phenotype-related analysis within rodent strains derived from different source is nonexistent, especially in C57BL/6Korl mice and Korl:ICR mice (a domestic mouse strain)...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747920/unraveling-key-metabolomic-alterations-in-wheat-embryos-derived-from-freshly-harvested-and-water-imbibed-seeds-of-two-wheat-cultivars-with-contrasting-dormancy-status
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Aayudh Das, Dea-Wook Kim, Pramod Khadka, Randeep Rakwal, Jai S Rohila
Untimely rains in wheat fields during harvest season can cause pre-harvest sprouting (PHS), which deteriorates the yield and quality of wheat crop. Metabolic homeostasis of the embryo plays a role in seed dormancy, determining the status of the maturing grains either as dormant (PHS-tolerant) or non-dormant (PHS-susceptible). Very little is known for direct measurements of global metabolites in embryonic tissues of dormant and non-dormant wheat seeds. In this study, physiologically matured and freshly harvested wheat seeds of PHS-tolerant (cv...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747745/towards-water-free-biobanks-long-term-dry-preservation-at-room-temperature-of-desiccation-sensitive-enzyme-luciferase-in-air-dried-insect-cells
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Shingo Kikuta, Shunsuke J Watanabe, Ryoichi Sato, Oleg Gusev, Alexander Nesmelov, Yoichiro Sogame, Richard Cornette, Takahiro Kikawada
Desiccation-tolerant cultured cells Pv11 derived from the anhydrobiotic midge embryo endure complete desiccation in an ametabolic state and resume their metabolism after rehydration. These features led us to develop a novel dry preservation technology for enzymes as it was still unclear whether Pv11 cells could preserve an exogenous enzyme in the dry state. This study shows that Pv11 cells protect an exogenous desiccation-sensitive enzyme, luciferase (Luc), preserving the enzymatic activity even after dry storage for 372 days at room temperature...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747703/linking-the-morphological-and-metabolomic-response-of-lactuca-sativa-l-exposed-to-emerging-contaminants-using-gc%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-gc-ms-and-chemometric-tools
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Carlos Hurtado, Hadi Parastar, Víctor Matamoros, Benjamín Piña, Romà Tauler, Josep M Bayona
The occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in irrigation waters (up to low μg L(-1)) and irrigated crops (ng g(-1) in dry weight) has been reported, but the linkage between plant morphological changes and plant metabolomic response has not yet been addressed. In this study, a non-targeted metabolomic analysis was performed on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L) exposed to 11 CECs (pharmaceuticals, personal care products, anticorrosive agents and surfactants) by irrigation. The plants were watered with different CEC concentrations (0-50 µg L(-1)) for 34 days under controlled conditions and then harvested, extracted, derivatised and analysed by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (GC × GC-TOFMS)...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747629/clownfish-in-hypoxic-anemones-replenish-host-o2-at-only-localised-scales
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N A Herbert, S Bröhl, K Springer, A Kunzmann
The clownfish-anemone association exemplifies a symbiosis where both members benefit from nutrient exchange and protection from predators. Clownfish also perform aeration-like behaviour in their host anemones at night, but it is not yet known whether this is stimulated by the onset of hypoxia, and whether both members benefit from O2 replenishment. Oxygen at 3 distances above the sea anemone Entacmaea quadricolor (0.2, 1.2 and 2.2 cm) therefore was measured under 3 light levels (photon flux density = 0, 55 and 110 µmol m(-2) s(-1)), with and without the anemonefish Amphiprion frenatus...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747361/metabolic-acidosis-stimulates-the-production-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-rabbit-urine
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Hu Peng, Jeffrey M Purkerson, Andrew L Schwaderer, George J Schwartz
Intercalated cells of the collecting duct (CD) are critical for acid-base homeostasis and innate immune defense of the kidney. Little is known about the impact of acidosis on innate immune defense in the distal nephron. Urinary tract infections are mainly due to Escherichia coli and are an important risk factor for development of chronic kidney disease. While the effect of urinary pH on growth of E. coli is well established, in this study we demonstrate that acidosis increases urine antimicrobial activity due, at least in part, to induction of cathelicidin expression within the CD...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745504/xanthohumol-restores-hepatic-glucolipid-metabolism-balance-in-type-1-diabetic-wistar-rats
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Mario Rui Lima-Fontes, Raquel Costa, Ilda Rodrigues, Raquel Soares
Diabetes exhibits imbalanced inflammation, angiogenesis and apoptosis, three processes attenuated by xanthohumol (XN). In this work, we propose to evaluate the effect of XN-enriched stout beer consumption in the hepatic glucolipid metabolism imbalance seen in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Wistar rats were divided into five groups: diabetic rats (induced with streptozotocin) drinking water; treated with 5% ethanol; stout beer; stout beer supplemented with 10 mg XN/L; and healthy rats drinking water. Hepatic PAS, Reticulin, Sirius Red, and Oil Red O histological staining were performed and quantified...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745334/evaluation-of-the-wrist-worn-actigraph-wgt3x-bt-for-estimating-activity-energy-expenditure-in-preschool-children
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C Delisle Nyström, J Pomeroy, P Henriksson, E Forsum, F B Ortega, R Maddison, J H Migueles, M Löf
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Easy-to-use and accurate methods to assess free-living activity energy expenditure (AEE) in preschool children are required. The aims of this study in healthy preschool children were to (a) evaluate the ability of the wrist-worn ActiGraph wGT3x-BT to predict free-living AEE and (b) assess wear compliance using a 7-day, 24-h protocol. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Participants were 40 Swedish children (5.5±0.2 years) in the Mobile-based intervention intended to stop obesity in preschoolers (MINISTOP) obesity prevention trial...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743230/cart-modulates-beta-amyloid-metabolism-associated-enzymes-and-attenuates-memory-deficits-in-app-ps1-mice
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Kailin Yin, Jiali Jin, Xiaolei Zhu, Linjie Yu, Sulei Wang, Lai Qian, Lijuan Han, Yun Xu
INTRODUCTION: Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) peptide has been demonstrated to exert neuroprotective effects in stroke and some neurodegeneration diseases. In current study, we investigated the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of CART in APP/PS1 mice. METHODS: The protein levels of CART, soluble Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42 were measured in the hippocampus of APP/PS1 mice by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We determined the mRNA and protein levels of Aβ metabolism-associated enzymes including neprilysin (NEP), insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE), receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP-1) in the hippocampus of APP/PS1 mice using real-time PCR and western blotting...
July 25, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740499/multi-omics-and-integrated-network-analyses-reveal-new-insights-into-the-systems-relationships-between-metabolites-structural-genes-and-transcriptional-regulators-in-developing-grape-berries-vitis-vinifera-l-exposed-to-water-deficit
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Stefania Savoi, Darren C J Wong, Asfaw Degu, Jose C Herrera, Barbara Bucchetti, Enrico Peterlunger, Aaron Fait, Fulvio Mattivi, Simone D Castellarin
Grapes are one of the major fruit crops and they are cultivated in many dry environments. This study comprehensively characterizes the metabolic response of grape berries exposed to water deficit at different developmental stages. Increases of proline, branched-chain amino acids, phenylpropanoids, anthocyanins, and free volatile organic compounds have been previously observed in grape berries exposed to water deficit. Integrating RNA-sequencing analysis of the transcriptome with large-scale analysis of central and specialized metabolites, we reveal that these increases occur via a coordinated regulation of key structural pathway genes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739504/improved-metabolic-stability-and-therapeutic-efficacy-of-a-novel-molecular-gemcitabine-phospholipid-complex
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Chander Parkash Dora, Varun Kushwah, Sameer S Katiyar, Pradeep Kumar, Viness Pillay, Sarasija Suresh, Sanyog Jain
The aim of the present research is to increase lipid solubility, metabolic stability and therapeutic efficacy of water soluble gemcitabine (GEM) via phospholipid complex (PC) formation. A novel phospholipid complex of GEM was successfully prepared and optimized. Physical interaction of GEM with phospholipid was evaluated by DSC, FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (31)P-NMR and P-XRD. SEM images of GEM-PC showed rough structure and TEM images of diluted aqueous dispersion of GEM-PC showed micellar structure. In silico study also revealed the significant interaction between drug and phospholipid...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739429/llex-paraguariensis-decreases-oxidative-stress-in-bone-and-mitigates-the-damage-in-rats-during-perimenopause
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Camila Scacco Pereira, Camila Tami Stringhetta-Garcia, Lilian da Silva Xavier, Keny Gonçalves Tirapeli, Ariana Aparecida Ferreira Pereira, GiselIi Mitsuy Kayahara, José Marcelo Tramarim, Marcelo Macedo Crivelini, Karina Stringhetta Padovani, Andréia Machado Leopoldino, Mário Jefferson Quirino Louzada, Adriane Belló-Klein, Susana Francisca Llesuy, Edilson Ervolino, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles, Antonio Hernandes Chaves-Neto, Ana Cláudia de Melo Stevanato Nakamune
During perimenopause, oxidative stress increases, which may result in disruption of bone turnover, and consequently in osteoporosis. The use of antioxidants may be an effective nutritional approach to reducing osteoporosis in this period of life. Mate tea (MT) (Ilex paraguariensis), a typical and inexpensive beverage consumed in the Brazilian south-east, Argentina and Uruguay, increases antioxidant defense. Our hypothesis was that MT would decrease oxidative stress and mitigate bone deterioration. To test this, we analyzed oxidative stress markers of bone turnover, and local and systemic markers of bone metabolism of rats during natural perimenopause...
July 21, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739133/an-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-the-detection-of-diacetyl-2-3-butanedione
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Lucia Marri, Anita M Jansson, Caspar E Christensen, Ole Hindsgaul
Diacetyl (2,3-butanedione) is an important metabolic marker of several cancers, as well as an important off-flavour component produced during fermentation. As a small molecule in a complex mixture with many other analytes, existing methods for identification and quantitation of diacetyl invariably involves a chromatographic separation step followed by signal integration with an appropriate stoichiometric detector. Here we demonstrate that the chemical reaction of diacetyl with a 1,2-phenylenediamine derivative yields a chemical adduct, 1,4-quinoxaline which can be conjugated on BSA...
July 21, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738271/heterogeneous-photocatalysis-of-tris-2-chloroethyl-phosphate-by-uv-tio2-degradation-products-and-impacts-on-bacterial-proteome
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Jinshao Ye, Juan Liu, Chongshu Li, Pulin Zhou, Shuang Wu, Huase Ou
The widespread, persistent and toxic organophosphorus esters (OPEs) have become one category of emerging environmental contaminants. Thus, it is in urgent need to develop a cost-effective and safe treatment technology for OPEs control. The current study is a comprehensive attempt to use UV/TiO2 heterogeneous photocatalysis for the degradation of a water dissolved OPEs, tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP). A pseudo-first order degradation reaction with a kobs of 0.3167 min(-1) was observed, while hydroxyl radical may be the dominating reactive oxidative species...
July 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737481/thermal-response-to-firefighting-activities-in-residential-structure-fires-impact-of-job-assignment-and-suppression-tactic
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Gavin P Horn, Richard M Kesler, Steve Kerber, Kenneth W Fent, Tad J Schroeder, William S Scott, Patricia C Fehling, Bo Fernhall, Denise L Smith
Firefighters' thermal burden is generally attributed to high heat loads from the fire and metabolic heat generation, which may vary between job assignments and suppression tactic employed. Utilizing a full-sized residential structure, firefighters were deployed in six job assignments utilizing two attack tactics (1. Water applied from the interior, or 2. Exterior water application before transitioning to the interior). Environmental temperatures decreased after water application, but more rapidly with transitional attack...
July 24, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736128/the-effect-of-pro-nanolipospheres-pnl-formulation-containing-natural-absorption-enhancers-on-the-oral-bioavailability-of-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-thc-and-cannabidiol-cbd-in-a-rat-model
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Irina Cherniakov, Dvora Izgelov, Abraham J Domb, Amnon Hoffman
The lipophilic phytocannabinoids cannabidiol (CBD) and Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) show therapeutic efficacy in various medical conditions. Both molecules are poorly water soluble and subjected to extensive first pass metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to a limited oral bioavailability of approximately 9%. We have developed an advanced lipid based Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery System termed Advanced Pro-NanoLiposphere (PNL) pre-concentrate. The PNL is composed of lipid and emulsifying excipients of GRAS status and are known to increase solubility and reduce Phase I metabolism of lipophilic active compounds...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735404/porous-graphitic-carbon-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-drought-stress-responsive-raffinose-family-oligosaccharides-in-plant-tissues
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Tiago F Jorge, Maria H Florêncio, Carla António
Drought is a major limiting factor in agriculture and responsible for dramatic crop yield losses worldwide. The adjustment of the metabolic status via accumulation of drought stress-responsive osmolytes is one of the many strategies that some plants have developed to cope with water deficit conditions. Osmolytes are highly polar compounds, analysis of whcih is difficult with typical reversed-phase chromatography. Porous graphitic carbon (PGC) has shown to be a suitable alternative to reversed-phase stationary phases for the analysis of highly polar compounds typically found in the plant metabolome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734252/river-sequesters-atmospheric-carbon-and-limits-the-co2-degassing-in-karst-area-southwest-china
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Tao Zhang, Jianhong Li, Junbing Pu, Jonathan B Martin, Mitra B Khadka, Feihong Wu, Li Li, Feng Jiang, Siyu Huang, Daoxian Yuan
CO2 fluxes across water-air interfaces of river systems play important roles in regulating the regional and global carbon cycle. However, great uncertainty remains as to the contribution of these inland water bodies to the global carbon budget. Part of the uncertainty stems from limited understanding of the CO2 fluxes at diurnal and seasonal frequencies caused by aquatic metabolism. Here, we measured surface water characteristics (temperature, pH, and DO, DIC, Ca(2+) concentrations) and CO2 fluxes across the air-water interface at two transects of Guijiang River, southwest China to assess the seasonal and diurnal dynamics of fluvial carbon cycling and its potential role in regional and global carbon budgets...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733823/bioaccumulation-kinetics-of-arsenite-and-arsenate-in-dunaliella-salina-under-different-phosphate-regimes
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Ya Wang, Chunhua Zhang, Yanheng Zheng, Ying Ge
Dunaliella salina is a potential candidate for the phycoremediation of saline water contaminated with arsenic (As) due to its strong tolerance of salt and this toxic metalloid. However, the efficiency of As removal by this microalga varies under different phosphate regimes and the underlying mechanisms remain unresolved. Therefore, more detailed studies are needed to optimize As remediation using D. salina. Here, we investigated the dynamic processes of arsenite (As(III)) and arsenate (As(V)) uptake, transformation, and excretion by D...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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