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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138359/comparative-effects-of-intraduodenal-amino-acid-infusions-on-food-intake-and-gut-hormone-release-in-healthy-males
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Robert E Steinert, Sina S Ullrich, Nori Geary, Lori Asarian, Marco Bueter, Michael Horowitz, Christine Feinle-Bisset
In contrast to the many studies of the effects of individual amino acids (AAs) on eating, no studies have compared the effects of different AAs on eating and underlying preabsorptive gastrointestinal mechanisms. To compare the effects of intraduodenal infusions of l-tryptophan (TRP), l-leucine (LEU), l-phenylalanine (PHE) and l-glutamine (GLN) on appetite, gastrointestinal hormone responses (including ghrelin, cholecystokinin (CCK), peptide YY (PYY) and glucagon-like peptide-1 [GLP-1]), glycemia (glucagon, insulin and glucose) and test meal size in healthy males, we retrospectively analyzed data from four published independent, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of 90-min intraduodenal infusions of the individual AAs...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119243/retraction-note-to-l-glutamine-supplementation-induces-insulin-resistance-in-adipose-tissue-and-improves-insulin-signalling-in-liver-and-muscle-of-rats-with-diet-induced-obesity
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P O Prada, S M Hirabara, C T de Souza, A A Schenka, H G Zecchin, J Vassallo, L A Velloso, E Carneiro, J B C Carvalheira, R Curi, M J Saad
In light of forensic evidence indicating duplication and/or manipulation of western blot images the Editor-in-Chief is retracting the article cited above.
November 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090226/fifty-percent-ethanolic-extract-of-momordica-charantia-inhibits-adipogenesis-and-promotes-adipolysis-in-3t3-l1-pre-adipocyte-cells
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Chikkavadaragudi Ramachandra Shobha, Vishwanath Prashant, Prashant Akila, Rangaswamy Chandini, Maduvanahalli Nataraj Suma, Hattur Basavanagowdappa
BACKGROUND: Natural products have gained importance recently for the treatment of obesity and its complications, partly because of the side effects of modern drugs.Hence, we aimed to study and compare the effect of varying concentrations of Momordicacharantiaon adipogenesis and adipolysis using 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte cell lines. METHODS: 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes were procured from the National Center for Cell Sciences, Pune, and cultured in Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Media (DMEM) supplemented with 20% fetal bovine serum (FBS) and 1 mM L-glutamine...
October 2017: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023101/biosynthesis-of-nucleoside-diphosphoramidates-in-campylobacter-jejuni
#4
Zane W Taylor, Haley A Brown, Hazel M Holden, Frank M Raushel
Campylobacter jejuni is a pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium and a leading cause of food-borne gastroenteritis. C. jejuni produces a capsular polysaccharide (CPS) that contains a unique O-methyl phosphoramidate modification (MeOPN). Recently, the first step in the biosynthetic pathway for the assembly of the MeOPN modification to the CPS was elucidated. It was shown that the enzyme Cj1418 catalyzes the phosphorylation of the amide nitrogen of l-glutamine to form l-glutamine phosphate. In this investigation, the metabolic fate of l-glutamine phosphate was determined...
October 24, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018296/pharmaceutical-approval-update
#5
Michele B Kaufman
L-glutamine oral powder (Endari) for reducing the acute complications of sickle cell disease; edaravone (Radicava) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; and midostaurin (Rydapt) for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia in combination with chemotherapy.
October 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987406/ametryn-removal-by-metarhizium-brunneum-biodegradation-pathway-proposal-and-metabolic-background-revealed
#6
Rafał Szewczyk, Anna Kuśmierska, Przemysław Bernat
Ametryn is a representative of a class of s-triazine herbicides absorbed by plant roots and leaves and characterized as a photosynthesis inhibitor. It is still in use in some countries in the farming of pineapples, soybean, corn, cotton, sugar cane or bananas; however, due to the adverse effects of s-triazine herbicides on living organisms use of these pesticides in the European Union has been banned. In the current study, we characterized the biodegradation of ametryn (100 mg L(-1)) by entomopathogenic fungal cosmopolite Metarhizium brunneum...
October 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980034/effect-of-the-route-of-nutrition-and-l-alanyl-l-glutamine-supplementation-in-amino-acids-concentration-in-trauma-patients
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J M Raurich, J A Llompart-Pou, A García-de-Lorenzo, A Buño Soto, P Marsé, G Frontera, J Pérez-Bárcena
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to assess the amino acids' (AAs) profile in trauma patients and to assess the effect of the route of nutrition and the exogenous ALA-GLN dipeptide supplementation on plasma AAs' concentration. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a previous randomized controlled trial. On day 1 and day 6 after trauma, plasma concentration of 25 AAs was measured using reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Results were analyzed in relation to the route of nutrition and supplementation of ALA-GLN dipeptide...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971241/effects-of-l-theanine-on-anxiety-like-behavior-cerebrospinal-fluid-amino-acid-profile-and-hippocampal-activity-in-wistar-kyoto-rats
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Shintaro Ogawa, Miho Ota, Jun Ogura, Koichi Kato, Hiroshi Kunugi
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The amino acid L-theanine (N-ethyl-L-glutamine) has historically been considered a relaxing agent. In the present study, we examined the effects of repeated L-theanine administration on behavior, levels of amino acids in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and hippocampal activity in Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats, an animal model of anxiety and depressive disorders. METHODS: Behavioral tests were performed after 7-10 days of L-theanine (0.4 mg kg(-1) day(-1)) or saline administration, followed by CSF sampling for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis...
October 3, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967640/endometrial-stromal-cells-isolation-expansion-morphological-and-functional-properties
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A V Zlatska, A E Rodnichenko, O S Gubar, D O Zubov, S N Novikova, R G Vasyliev
AIM: We aimed to study biological properties of human endometrial stromal cells in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The endometrium samples (n = 5) were obtained by biopsy at the first phase of the menstrual cycle from women with endometrial hypoplasia. In all cases, a voluntary written informed consent was obtained from the patients. Endometrial fragments were dissociated by enzymatic treatment. The cells were cultured in DMEM/F12 supplemented with 10% FBS, 2 mМ L-glutamine and 1 ng/ml FGF-2 in a multi-gas incubator at 5% CO2 and 5% O2...
September 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965405/metabolic-characterization-of-dairy-cows-treated-with-gossypol-by-blood-biochemistry-and-body-fluid-untargeted-metabolome-analyses
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Chaohua Tang, Kai Zhang, Tengfei Zhan, Qingyu Zhao, Junmin Zhang
To characterize the metabolic disorders of dairy cows treated with gossypol, 12 dairy cows were assigned to either a control group or a treatment group that was fed 1000 mg of gossypol per kilogram of dry matter feed for 28 days. Milk quality was adversely affected, as both milk protein and lactose levels were significantly decreased in the gossypol-treated group (3.40% vs 3.16%, P = 0.044; 5.15% vs 4.91%, P = 0.027; respectively). Plasma samples revealed increases in alanine aminotransferase (P = 0.092), choline esterase (P = 0...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960829/separation-and-determination-of-peptide-metabolite-of-bacillus-licheniformis-in-a-microbial-fuel-cell-by-high-speed-capillary-micellar-electrokinetic-chromatography
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Wei Wang, Ruiguang Bai, Xiaoyu Cai, Ping Lin, Lihong Ma
A method using high-speed capillary micellar electrokinetic chromatography and a microbial fuel cell was applied to determine the metabolite of the peptides released by Bacillus licheniformis. Two peptides, l-carnosine and l-alanyl-l-glutamine were used as the substrate to feed Bacillus licheniformis in a microbial fuel cell. The metabolism process of the bacterium was monitored by analyzing the voltage outputs of the microbial fuel cell. A home-made spontaneous injection device was applied to perform high-speed capillary micellar electrokinetic chromatography...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944830/application-of-the-amniotic-fluid-metabolome-to-the-study-of-fetal-malformations-using-down-syndrome-as-a-specific-model
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Jun Huang, Jinhua Mo, Guili Zhao, Qiyin Lin, Guanhui Wei, Weinan Deng, Dunjin Chen, Bolan Yu
Although monitoring and diagnosis of fetal diseases in utero remains a challenge, metabolomics may provide an additional tool to study the etiology and pathophysiology of fetal diseases at a functional level. In order to explore specific markers of fetal disease, metabolites were analyzed in two separate sets of experiments using amniotic fluid from fetuses with Down syndrome (DS) as a model. Both sets included 10‑15 pairs of controls and cases, and amniotic fluid samples were processed separately; metabolomic fingerprinting was then conducted using UPLC‑MS...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941690/does-l-glutamine-supplemented-diet-extenuate-no-mediated-damage-on-myenteric-plexus-of-walker-256-tumor-bearing-rats
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Geraldo Emílio Vicentini, Heber Amilcar Martins, Luciane Fracaro, Sara Raquel Garcia de Souza, Kassio Papi da Silva Zanoni, Thamara Nishida Xavier Silva, Fernanda Paschoal Blegniski, Flávia Alessandra Guarnier, Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni
This study was designed to appraise the relationship between enteric neuropathy and oxidative stress in cancer cachexia under l-glutamine-supplemented diet. Total and nitrergic neuronal populations were investigated in jejunum and ileum in four experimental groups: control (C); control l-glutamine-supplemented diet (CG); Walker-256 tumor (TW); and Walker-256 tumor supplemented with l-glutamine (TWG). In addition, local oxidative stress, neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) enzyme and nitric oxide (NO) levels were evaluated...
November 2017: Food Research International
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
#15
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
#16
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
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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
#18
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
#19
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...
October 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801462/protein-glutaminylation-is-a-yeast-specific-posttranslational-modification-of-elongation-factor-1a
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
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 α amino group of mono-l-glutamine is covalently linked to the side chain of glutamate 45 in eEF1A...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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