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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857383/a-human-serum-enriched-medium-formulation-supports-high-viability-and-marker-expression-in-primary-melanocyte-cultures-from-the-outer-root-sheath-and-epidermis
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Marie Schneider, Andrea Lohrenz, Michael Cross, Michael C Hacker, Jan C Simon, Vuk Savkovic
Formulating clinically relevant melanocyte cultivation media that maintain the balance between proliferation and maturation to functional melanocytes is a major experimental and regulatory challenge. Within the translation of human melanocytes from the outer root sheath of human hair follicle (HUMORS), we developed a melanocyte medium free of chemical mitogens, chemical melanogenesis enhancers and bovine products, enabling proliferation as well as melanotic differentiation. The formulation involved the replacement of bovine pituitary extract (BPE) and bovine serum (FBS) with human serum (HS) combined with ascorbic acid, CaCl2, epinephrine, L glutamine, insulin and fibroblast growth factor...
August 31, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847040/metabolic-effects-of-hedyotis-diffusa-on-rats-bearing-walker-256-tumor-revealed-by-nmr-based-metabolomics
#2
Zhiyong Wang, Kuo Gao, Can Xu, Jian Gao, Yujing Yan, Yingfeng Wang, Zhongfeng Li, Jianxin Chen
Hedyotis diffusa, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is widely used for oncotherapy and shows a positive effect in the clinical treatment. But its mechanism of anticancer activities is complicated and unclear. This study was undertaken to assess the therapeutic effects and reveal detailed mechanisms of H. diffusa for oncotherapy. A Walker 256 tumor-bearing rat model was established, and metabolomic profiles of plasma and urine were obtained from (1) H NMR technique. Multivariate statistical analysis methods were used to characterize the discriminating metabolites between control (C), Walker 256 tumor-bearing rats model (M), and H...
August 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832933/synthesis-and-gelation-of-copolypept-o-ides-with-random-and-block-structure
#3
Yan Xiao, Jianqiang Wang, Jun Zhang, Andreas Heise, Meidong Lang
Copolypept(o)ides of polysarcosine (PSar) and poly(N-isopropyl-L-glutamine) (PIGA) with random and block sequence structures were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of sarcosine N-carboxyanhydrides (Sar-NCA) and γ-benzyl-l-glutamate N-carboxyanhydrides (BLG-NCA) and post modification. With different distribution of Sar along the main chain, H-bonding pattern and secondary structure of polypeptides were turned, as well as aggregation and gelation behavior. Both copolypept(o)ides formed hydrogels above their critical gelation concentrations (CGCs) without thermo-sensitivity, which was normally reserved for PEG copolypeptides (eg, PEG-b-PIGA)...
August 18, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812766/modulatory-effects-of-arginine-glutamine-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-heat-shock-proteins-immunity-and-antioxidant-response-in-exercised-rats
#4
Carolina Soares Moura, Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Priscila Neder Morato, Eder Muller Risso, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are endogenous proteins whose function is to maintain the cell's tolerance to insult, and glutamine supplementation is known to increase HSP expression during intense exercise. Since few studies have addressed the possibility that supplementation with other amino acids could have similar effects to that of glutamine, our objective was to evaluate the effects of leucine, valine, isoleucine and arginine as potential stimulators of HSPs 25, 60, 70 and 90 in rats subjected to acute exercise as a stressing factor...
September 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804556/anti-tumor-efficacy-evaluation-of-a-novel-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-neutral-amino-acid-transporter-asct2-using-patient-derived-xenograft-mouse-models-of-gastric-cancer
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Noriyuki Kasai, Aya Sasakawa, Kenta Hosomi, Tze Wei Poh, Bernadette Lynn Chua, Wei Peng Yong, Jimmy So, Shing Leng Chan, Richie Soong, Koji Kono, Toshihiko Ishii, Kazuya Yamano
ASC amino acid transporter 2 (ASCT2), also known as solute linked carrier family 1 member A5 (SLC1A5) is a Na+-dependent glutamine/neutral amino acid transporter. ASCT2 acts as a high-affinity transporter of L-glutamine (Gln) and has been reported to be up-regulated in a variety of cancerous tissues including stomach, liver, and kidney. In this study, we evaluated anti-tumor efficacy of a novel anti-ASCT2 humanized monoclonal antibody, KM8094, which has a neutralizing activity against glutamine uptake, as a therapeutic antibody against gastric cancer and explored clinical predictive biomarker candidates by utilizing patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse models...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801829/cloning-and-characterization-of-halomonas-elongata-l-asparaginase-a-promising-chemotherapeutic-agent
#6
Ali Ghasemi, Sedigheh Asad, Mahboubeh Kabiri, Bahareh Dabirmanesh
L-asparaginase has been used in the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) for more than 30 years. Rapid clearance of the enzyme from blood stream and its L-glutaminase-dependent neurotoxicity has led to searching for new L-asparaginases with more desirable properties. In the present study, L-asparaginase coding gene of Halomonas elongata was isolated, expressed in Escherichia coli, purified, and characterized. The purified protein was found to have a molecular mass of 39.5 kDa and 1000-folds more activity towards L-asparagine than L-glutamine...
August 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801462/protein-glutaminylation-is-a-yeast-specific-posttranslational-modification-of-elongation-factor-1a
#7
Thomas Jank, Yury Belyi, Christophe Wirth, Sabine Rospert, Zehan Hu, Jörn Dengjel, Tina Tzivelekidis, Gregers Rom Andersen, Carola Hunte, Andreas Schlosser, Klaus Aktories
Ribosomal translation factors are fundamental for protein synthesis and highly conserved in all kingdoms of life. The essential eukaryotic elongation factor 1A (eEF1A), delivers aminoacyl tRNAs to the A-site of the translating 80S ribosome. Several studies have revealed that eEF1A is posttranslationally modified. Using MS analysis, site-directed mutagenesis, and X-ray structural data analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae eEF1A, we identified a posttranslational modification in which the alpha amino group of mono-L-glutamine is covalently linked to the side chain of glutamate 45 in eEF1A...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765035/effects-of-adding-different-levels-of-glutamine-to-modified-beltsville-extender-on-the-survival-of-frozen-rooster-semen
#8
Aytak Bakhshayesh Khiabani, Gholamali Moghaddam, Hossein Daghigh Kia
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of l-glutamine on the quality of frozen-thawed rooster semen. Semen samples were collected from eight mature roosters (Ross 308). After initial semen assessments, samples of adequate quality were mixed together and diluted with modified Beltsville extender without l-glutamine (control) and supplemented with 2.5, 5, and 7.5mM l-glutamine. Semen straws were subjected to cryopreservation and evaluated twice at 15-day intervals. After thawing, sperm viability, total and progressive sperm motilities were measured by Eosin-Nigrosine and Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis (CASA), respectively...
July 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720279/metabolomic-analysis-identifies-altered-metabolic-pathways-in-multiple-sclerosis
#9
Simone Poddighe, Federica Murgia, Lorena Lorefice, Sonia Liggi, Eleonora Cocco, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Luigi Atzori
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system and is characterized by a complex pathogenesis and difficult management. The identification of new biomarkers would be clinically useful for more accurate diagnoses and disease monitoring. Metabolomics, the identification of small endogenous molecules, offers an instantaneous molecular snapshot of the MS phenotype. Here the metabolomic profiles (utilizing plasma from patients with MS) were characterized with a Gas cromatography-mass spectrometry-based platform followed by a multivariate statistical analysis and comparison with a healthy control (HC) population...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713710/the-healing-effect-of-conditioned-media-and-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-comparison-in-experimental-dog-model
#10
Kamyar Iravani, Arash Sobhanmanesh, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Seyed Basir Hashemi, Davood Mehrabani, Shahrokh Zare
BACKGROUND: Differences in causes, severities, areas of stenosis, and the association with swallowing and phonation of larynx and trachea can result into Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS).This study evaluated the healing effect of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) in experimentally induced LTS dog model. METHODS: Seven dogs were enrolled. BMSCs were isolated from proximal humerus and shoulder of a dog and cultured in media containing alpha minimal essential medium, fetal bovine serum, penicillin and streptomycin, and L-glutamine...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682474/autologous-serum-supplement-favours-in-vitro-regenerative-paracrine-factors-synthesis
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Nazmul Haque, Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Noor Lide Abu Kassim, Mohammad Tariqur Rahman
OBJECTIVES: Foetal bovine serum (FBS) is often the serum supplement of choice for in vitro human cell culture. This study compares the effect of FBS and autologous human serum (AuHS) supplement in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) culture to prepare secretome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PBMC (n = 7) were cultured either in RPMI-1640 containing L-glutamine and 50 units/ml Penicillin-Streptomycin (BM) or in BM with either AuHS or FBS. Viability, proliferation and differentiation of PBMC were evaluated...
August 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676225/identification-of-cytidine-5-triphosphate-synthase1-selective-inhibitory-peptide-from-random-peptide-library-displayed-on-t7-phage
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Kotaro Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Ishibashi, Ryutaro Adachi, Shin-Ichi Matsumoto, Hideyuki Oki, Yusuke Kamada, Satoshi Sogabe, Yumi Zama, Jun-Ichi Sakamoto, Akiyoshi Tani
Cytidine triphosphate synthase 1 (CTPS1) is an enzyme expressed in activated lymphocytes that catalyzes the conversion of uridine triphosphate (UTP) to cytidine triphosphate (CTP) with ATP-dependent amination, using either L-glutamine or ammonia as the nitrogen source. Since CTP plays an important role in DNA/RNA synthesis, phospholipid synthesis, and protein sialyation, CTPS1-inhibition is expected to control lymphocyte proliferation and size expansion in inflammatory diseases. In contrast, CTPS2, an isozyme of CTPS1 possessing 74% amino acid sequence homology, is expressed in normal lymphocytes...
July 1, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666234/physio-biochemical-basis-of-iron-sulfide-nanoparticle-induced-growth-and-seed-yield-enhancement-in-b-%C3%A2-juncea
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Madhu Rawat, Rajeev Nayan, Bhawana Negi, M G H Zaidi, Sandeep Arora
Metal nanoparticles have been reported to influence plant growth and productivity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects have not been completely understood yet. Current work describes the physio-biochemical basis of iron sulfide nanoparticle induced growth and yield enhancement in Brassica juncea. Iron sulfide nanoparticles (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 ppm) were used for foliar treatment of B. juncea at 30, 45 and 60 days after sowing, under field conditions. Foliar treatment of 4 ppm iron sulfide nanoparticle solution at 30 days after sowing brought maximal enhancement in agronomic attributes of the treated plants...
June 20, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650156/discovery-of-a-glutamine-kinase-required-for-the-biosynthesis-of-the-o-methyl-phosphoramidate-modifications-found-in-the-capsular-polysaccharides-of-campylobacter-jejuni
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Zane W Taylor, Haley A Brown, Tamari Narindoshvili, Cory Q Wenzel, Christine M Szymanski, Hazel M Holden, Frank M Raushel
Bacterial capsular polysaccharides (CPS) are complex carbohydrate structures that play a role in the overall fitness of the organism. Campylobacter jejuni, known for being a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, produces a CPS with a unique O-methyl phosphoramidate (MeOPN) modification on specific sugar residues. The formation of P-N bonds in nature is relatively rare, and the pathway for the assembly of the phosphoramidate moiety in the CPS of C. jejuni is unknown. In this investigation we discovered that the initial transformation in the biosynthetic pathway for the MeOPN modification of the CPS involves the direct phosphorylation of the amide nitrogen of l-glutamine with ATP by the catalytic activity of Cj1418...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624247/production-of-l-alanyl-l-glutamine-by-recycling-e-coli-expressing-%C3%AE-amino-acid-ester-acyltransferase
#15
Yimin Li, Wenjie Yuan, Jiaoqi Gao, Chao Fan, Wenzhong Wu, Fengwu Bai
In this study, the optimum induction and reaction conditions, and fermentation process of producing Ala-Gln by E. coli Origami 2 overexpressing α-amino acid ester acyltransferase (OPA) were investigated. Besides, the Ala-Gln synthesis by OPA achieved the maximum molar yield of 94.7% and productivity of 1.89g/L/min due to the extremely high enzyme activity. On this basis, repeated-cycle batch fermentation to produce Ala-Gln indicated that OPA could maintain high Ala-Gln yields and enzyme stabilities after several cell recycling...
June 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620826/individual-amino-acid-supplementation-can-improve-energy-metabolism-and-decrease-ros-production-in-neuronal-cells-overexpressing-alpha-synuclein
#16
Vedad Delic, Jeddidiah W D Griffin, Sandra Zivkovic, Yumeng Zhang, Tam-Anh Phan, Henry Gong, Dale Chaput, Christian Reynes, Vinh B Dinh, Josean Cruz, Eni Cvitkovic, Devon Placides, Ernide Frederic, Hamed Mirzaei, Stanley M Stevens, Umesh Jinwal, Daniel C Lee, Patrick C Bradshaw
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by alpha-synuclein accumulation and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) region of the brain. Increased levels of alpha-synuclein have been shown to result in loss of mitochondrial electron transport chain complex I activity leading to increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. WT alpha-synuclein was stably overexpressed in human BE(2)-M17 neuroblastoma cells resulting in increased levels of an alpha-synuclein multimer, but no increase in alpha-synuclein monomer levels...
June 15, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620271/glutamine-ameliorates-mucosal-damage-caused-by-immune-responses-to-duck-plague-virus
#17
Yuanyuan Zhang, Lili Zhao, Yan Zhou, Chenxi Diao, Lingxia Han, Niu Yinjie, Shengwang Liu, Hongyan Chen
The immune-releasing effects of L-glutamine (Gln) supplementation in duck plague virus (DPV)-infected ducklings were evaluated in 120 seven-day-old ducklings that were divided into 8 groups. The ducklings in control and DPV, 0.5Gln and DPV + 0.5Gln, 1.0Gln and DPV + 1.0Gln, and 2.0Gln and DPV + 2.0Gln received 0, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 g of Gln/kg feed/d by gastric perfusion, respectively. Then, the ducklings in control to 2.0Gln were injected with 0.2 mL of phosphate-buffered saline, while those in DPV to DPV + 2...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612342/effect-of-glycine-nitrogen-on-lettuce-growth-under-soilless-culture-a-metabolomics-approach-to-identify-the-main-changes-occurred-in-plant-primary-and-secondary-metabolism
#18
Xiao Yang, Lei Feng, Li Zhao, Xiaosong Liu, Danial Hassani, Danfeng Huang
BACKGROUND: Lettuce is a significant source of antioxidants and bioactive compounds. Nitrate is a cardinal fertilizer in horticulture and influences vegetable yield and quality; however, the negative effects of nitrate on the biosynthesis of flavonoids require further study. It is expected that using fertilizers containing organic N could promote the synthesis of health-promoting compounds. RESULTS: Lettuces were hydroponically cultured in media containing 9 mM nitrate or 9 mM glycine for 4 weeks...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608307/effects-of-l-glutamine-on-rectal-temperature-and-some-markers-of-oxidative-stress-in-red-sokoto-goats-during-the-hot-dry-season
#19
Ohiemi Benjamin Ocheja, Joseph Olusegun Ayo, Tagang Aluwong, Ndazo Salka Minka
The experiment investigated the ameliorative effects of L-glutamine administration on rectal temperature (RT), erythrocyte osmotic fragility (EOF), serum antioxidant enzyme activities and malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration in Red Sokoto goats during the hot-dry season. Twenty eight healthy Red Sokoto goats, comprising 14 experimental (administered 0.2 g/kg of L-glutamine dissolved in 10 mL of distilled water, once daily for 21 days) and 14 control (administered equivalent of distilled water) goats served as subjects...
August 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597057/an-l-glutamine-transporter-isoform-for-neurogenesis-facilitated-by-l-theanine
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REVIEW
Yukio Yoneda
L-Theanine (=γ-glutamylethylamide) is an amino acid ingredient in green tea with a structural analogy to L-glutamine (L-GLN) rather than L-glutamic acid (L-GLU), with regards to the absence of a free carboxylic acid moiety from the gamma carbon position. L-theanine markedly inhibits [(3)H]L-GLN uptake without affecting [(3)H]L-GLU uptake in cultured neurons and astroglia. In neural progenitor cells with sustained exposure to L-theanine, upregulation of the L-GLN transporter isoform Slc38a1 expression and promotion of both proliferation and neuronal commitment are seen along with marked acceleration of the phosphorylation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and relevant downstream proteins...
June 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
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