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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720279/metabolomic-analysis-identifies-altered-metabolic-pathways-in-multiple-sclerosis
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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
#2
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...
July 6, 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
#5
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
#7
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
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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
#9
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
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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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593472/l-glutamine-in-vitro-modulates-some-immunomodulatory-properties-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Guilherme Galvão Dos Santos, Araceli Aparecida Hastreiter, Talita Sartori, Primavera Borelli, Ricardo Ambrósio Fock
Glutamine (GLUT) is a nonessential amino acid that can become conditionally essential under stress conditions, being able to act in the modulation of the immune responses. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are known to their capability in the modulation of immune responses through cell-cell contact and by the secretion of soluble factors. Considering that GLUT is an immunonutrient and little is known about the influence of GLUT on the capability of MSCs to modulate immune cells, this work aims to investigate how variations in GLUT concentrations in vitro could affect some immunomodulatory properties of MSCs...
June 7, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593130/the-neuronal-and-astrocytic-protein-slc38a10-transports-glutamine-glutamate-and-aspartate-suggesting-a-role-in-neurotransmission
#14
Sofie V Hellsten, Maria G Hägglund, Mikaela M Eriksson, Robert Fredriksson
In brain cells, glutamine transporters are vital to monitor and control the levels of glutamate and GABA. There are 11 members of the SLC38 family of amino acid transporters of which eight have been functionally characterized. Here, we report the first histological and functional characterization of the previously orphan member, SLC38A10. We used pairwise global sequence alignments to determine the sequence identity between the SLC38 family members. SLC38A10 was found to share 20-25% transmembrane sequence identity with several family members, and was predicted to have 11 transmembrane helices...
June 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591638/interrupted-glucagon-signaling-reveals-hepatic-%C3%AE-cell-axis-and-role-for-l-glutamine-in-%C3%AE-cell-proliferation
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E Danielle Dean, Mingyu Li, Nripesh Prasad, Scott N Wisniewski, Alison Von Deylen, Jason Spaeth, Lisette Maddison, Anthony Botros, Leslie R Sedgeman, Nadejda Bozadjieva, Olga Ilkayeva, Anastasia Coldren, Greg Poffenberger, Alena Shostak, Michael C Semich, Kristie I Aamodt, Neil Phillips, Hai Yan, Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, Jackie D Corbin, Kasey C Vickers, Shawn E Levy, Chunhua Dai, Christopher Newgard, Wei Gu, Roland Stein, Wenbiao Chen, Alvin C Powers
Decreasing glucagon action lowers the blood glucose and may be useful therapeutically for diabetes. However, interrupted glucagon signaling leads to α cell proliferation. To identify postulated hepatic-derived circulating factor(s) responsible for α cell proliferation, we used transcriptomics/proteomics/metabolomics in three models of interrupted glucagon signaling and found that proliferation of mouse, zebrafish, and human α cells was mTOR and FoxP transcription factor dependent. Changes in hepatic amino acid (AA) catabolism gene expression predicted the observed increase in circulating AAs...
June 6, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588793/double-blind-randomized-study-of-oral-glutamine-on-the-management-of-radio-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-and-dermatitis-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#16
David Lopez-Vaquero, Lucia Gutierrez-Bayard, Juan-Andres Rodriguez-Ruiz, Monica Saldaña-Valderas, Pedro Infante-Cossio
This randomized clinical trial was designed to determine whether glutamine administration was effective in reducing the incidence and severity of mucositis and dermatitis induced by radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CHRT) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). Fifty patients were randomized to receive orally either L-Glutamine or placebo (25 patients in each arm). In the glutamine-treated group, 10 g of oral glutamine was administered three times daily. The primary endpoint was to compare the appearance of clinical mucositis between groups at the 6th week, according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546645/fluorination-at-the-4-position-alters-the-substrate-behavior-of-l-glutamine-and-l-glutamate-implications-for-positron-emission-tomography-of-neoplasias
#17
Thomas M Jeitner, Eva Kristoferson, Juan A Azcona, John T Pinto, Clint Stalnecker, Jon W Erickson, Hank F Kung, Jianyong Li, Karl Ploessl, Arthur J L Cooper
Two 4-fluoro-L-glutamine diastereoisomers [(2S,4R)-4-FGln, (2S,4S)-4-FGln] were previously developed for positron emission tomography. Label uptake into two tumor cell types was greater with [(18)F](2S,4R)-4-FGln than with [(18)F](2S,4S)-4-FGln. In the present work we investigated the enzymology of two diastereoisomers of 4-FGln, two diastereoisomers of 4-fluoroglutamate (4-FGlu) (potential metabolites of the 4-FGln diastereoisomers) and another fluoro-derivative of L-glutamine [(2S,4S)-4-(3-fluoropropyl)glutamine (FP-Gln)]...
December 2016: Journal of Fluorine Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533156/identification-and-characterization-of-lbpa-an-indigoidine-biosynthetic-gene-in-the-%C3%AE-butyrolactone-signaling-system-of-streptomyces-lavendulae-fri-5
#18
Ivy Grace Umadhay Pait, Shigeru Kitani, Yohanes Novi Kurniawan, Maeda Asa, Takashi Iwai, Haruo Ikeda, Takuya Nihira
Streptomyces lavendulae FRI-5 produces the blue pigment indigoidine and other secondary metabolites (d-cycloserine and nucleoside antibiotics). The production of these useful compounds is controlled by a signaling cascade mediated by the γ-butyrolactone autoregulator IM-2. Previously we revealed that the far regulatory island includes the IM-2 receptor, the IM-2 biosynthetic enzyme, and several transcriptional regulators, and that it contributes to the regulation of indigoidine production in response to the signaling molecule...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512059/genome-scale-metabolic-network-of-cordyceps-militaris-useful-for-comparative-analysis-of-entomopathogenic-fungi
#19
Wanwipa Vongsangnak, Nachon Raethong, Warasinee Mujchariyakul, Nam Ninh Nguyen, Hon Wai Leong, Kobkul Laoteng
The first genome-scale metabolic network of Cordyceps militaris (iWV1170) was constructed representing its whole metabolisms, which consisted of 894 metabolites and 1,267 metabolic reactions across five compartments, including the plasma membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondria, peroxisome and extracellular space. The iWV1170 could be exploited to explain its phenotypes of growth ability, cordycepin and other metabolites production on various substrates. A high number of genes encoding extracellular enzymes for degradation of complex carbohydrates, lipids and proteins were existed in C...
May 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500980/serum-metabolomics-reveals-the-mechanistic-role-of-functional-foods-and-exercise-for-obesity-management-in-rats
#20
Naglaa M Ammar, Mohamed A Farag, Tahani E Kholeif, Nadia S Metwally, Nora M El-Sheikh, Abdel Nasser El Gendy, Abdel-Hamid Z Abdel-Hamid
Obesity is one of the independent risk factors for several health problems, leading to metabolic perturbations and for which analytical approaches i.e., "metabolomics" is needed to monitor the underlying metabolic changes. In this study, obesity associated changes were assessed via serum metabolites analysis of obese rats fed on high fat diet. Obese rats were subsequently treated with different functional foods used for obesity management including pomegranate, grapefruit, and red cabbage in parallel to swimming exercise...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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