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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238935/tryptophan-and-purine-metabolites-are-consistently-upregulated-in-the-urinary-metabolome-of-patients-diagnosed-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-throughout-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-metabolomics-study-of-chinese-pregnant-women-part-2
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Kai P Law, Ting-Li Han, Xun Mao, Hua Zhang
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a pathological state of glucose intolerance associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and an increased risk of developing maternal type 2 diabetes later in life. The mechanisms underlying GDM development are not fully understood. We examined the pathophysiology of GDM through comprehensive metabolic profiling of maternal urine, using participants from a longitudinal cohort of normal pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by GDM. METHODS: Based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography/hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, an untargeted metabolomics study was performed to explore the differences in the urinary metabolome of GDM cases and healthy controls over the course of pregnancy...
February 23, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223212/n-butilydenephthalide-exhibits-protection-against-neurotoxicity-through-regulation-of-tryptophan-2-3-dioxygenase-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-3
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Karthyayani Rajamani, Jen-Wei Liu, Cheng-Han Wu, I-Tsang Chiang, Deng-Huwei You, Si-Yin Lin, Dean-Kuo Hsieh, Shinn-Zong Lin, Horng-Jyh Harn, Tzyy-Wen Chiou
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 or Machado-Joseph disease (SCA3/MJD) is characterized by the repetition of a CAG codon in the ataxin-3 gene (ATXN3), which leads to the formation of an elongated mutant ATXN3 protein that can neither be denatured nor undergo proteolysis in the normal manner. This abnormal proteolysis leads to the accumulation of cleaved fragments, which have been identified as toxic and further they act as a seed for more aggregate formation, thereby increasing toxicity in neuronal cells. To date, there have been few studies or treatment strategies that have focused on controlling toxic fragment formation...
February 18, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212884/desipramine-decreases-expression-of-human-and-murine-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenases
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Alexandra K Brooks, Tiffany M Janda, Marcus A Lawson, Jennifer L Rytych, Robin A Smith, Cecilia Ocampo-Solis, Robert H McCusker
Abundant evidence connects depression symptomology with immune system activation, stress and subsequently elevated levels of kynurenine. Anti-depressants, such as the tricyclic norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor desipramine (Desip), were developed under the premise that increasing extracellular neurotransmitter level was the sole mechanism by which they alleviate depressive symptomologies. However, evidence suggests that anti-depressants have additional actions that contribute to their therapeutic potential...
February 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195736/oxidative-fragmentations-and-skeletal-rearrangements-of-oxindole-derivatives
#4
Hendrik F T Klare, Alexander F G Goldberg, Douglas C Duquette, Brian M Stoltz
An oxidative sequence for the conversion of oxindoles to structurally distinct heterocyclic scaffolds and aniline derivatives is disclosed by the combination of a copper-catalyzed C-H peroxidation and subsequent base-mediated fragmentation reaction. In contrast to classic enzymatic (i.e., kynurenine pathway) and biomimetic methods (i.e., Witkop-Winterfeldt oxidation) for oxidative indole cleavage, this protocol allows for the incorporation of external nucleophiles. The new transformation displays broad functional group tolerance and is applicable to tryptophan derivatives, opening potential new avenues for postsynthetic modification of polypeptides, bioconjugation, and unnatural amino acid synthesis...
February 14, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195169/untargeted-metabolomics-of-colonic-digests-reveals-kynurenine-pathway-metabolites-dityrosine-and-3-dehydroxycarnitine-as-red-versus-white-meat-discriminating-metabolites
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Caroline Rombouts, Lieselot Y Hemeryck, Thomas Van Hecke, Stefaan De Smet, Winnok H De Vos, Lynn Vanhaecke
Epidemiological research has demonstrated that the consumption of red meat is an important risk factor for the development of colorectal cancer (CRC), diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. However, there is no holistic insight in the (by-) products of meat digestion that may contribute to disease development. To address this hiatus, an untargeted mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomics approach was used to create red versus white meat associated metabolic fingerprints following in vitro colonic digestion using the fecal inocula of ten healthy volunteers...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187857/adaptive-and-behavioral-changes-in-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase-knockout-mice-relevance-to-psychotic-disorders
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Sophie Erhardt, Ana Pocivavsek, Mariaelena Repici, Xi-Cong Liu, Sophie Imbeault, Daniel C Maddison, Marian A R Thomas, Joshua L Smalley, Markus K Larsson, Paul J Muchowski, Flaviano Giorgini, Robert Schwarcz
BACKGROUND: Kynurenine 3-monooxygenase converts kynurenine to 3-hydroxykynurenine, and its inhibition shunts the kynurenine pathway-which is implicated as dysfunctional in various psychiatric disorders-toward enhanced synthesis of kynurenic acid, an antagonist of both α7 nicotinic acetylcholine and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. Possibly as a result of reduced kynurenine 3-monooxygenase activity, elevated central nervous system levels of kynurenic acid have been found in patients with psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia...
December 16, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179491/increases-in-plasma-tryptophan-are-inversely-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-prevenci%C3%A3-n-con-dieta-mediterr%C3%A3-nea-predimed-study
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Edward Yu, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Marta Guasch-Ferré, Yan Zheng, Estefania Toledo, Clary B Clish, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Liming Liang, Dong D Wang, Dolores Corella, Montse Fitó, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, José Lapetra, Ramón Estruch, Emilio Ros, Montserrat Cofán, Fernando Arós, Dora Romaguera, Lluis Serra-Majem, Jose V Sorlí, Frank B Hu, Miguel A Martinez-Gonzalez
Background: During development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), interferon-γ-mediated inflammation accelerates degradation of tryptophan into downstream metabolites. A Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) consisting of a high intake of extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), nuts, fruits, vegetables, and cereals has been demonstrated to lower the risk of CVD. The longitudinal relation between tryptophan and its downstream metabolites and CVD in the context of a MedDiet is unstudied.Objective: We sought to investigate the relation between metabolites in the tryptophan-kynurenine pathway and CVD in the context of a MedDiet pattern...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165296/the-activation-of-the-kynurenine-pathway-in-a-rat-model-with-renovascular-hypertension
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Jacek Bartosiewicz, Tomasz Kaminski, Krystyna Pawlak, Malgorzata Karbowska, Anna Tankiewicz-Kwedlo, Dariusz Pawlak
Hypertension is a serious condition that can lead to many health problems. The mechanisms underlying this process are still not fully understood. The kynurenine pathway may be involved in the occurrence and progression of hypertension. The purpose of this study was to examine the activity of peripheral kynurenine pathway in rats with renovascular hypertension in Goldblatt 2K1C model. Hypertension was induced in the experimental groups by constricting the renal artery of the left kidney of the rats. Determination of tryptophan (Trp) and kynurenine pathway metabolites was assessed by high-performance liquid chromatography in plasma and tissues obtained at 4, 8, and 16 weeks after the surgical intervention or sham surgery...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159919/evaluation-of-radiofluorinated-carboximidamides-as-potential-ido-targeted-pet-tracers-for-cancer-imaging
#9
Xuan Huang, Zhongjie Pan, Michael L Doligalski, Xia Xiao, Epifanio Ruiz, Mikalai M Budzevich, Haibin Tian
IDO1 is an enzyme catalyzing the initial and rate-limiting step in the catabolism of tryptophan along the kynurenine pathway. IDO1 expression could suppress immune responses by blocking T-lymphocyte proliferation locally, suggesting a role of IDO in the regulation of immune responses. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of radiofluorinated carboximidamides as selective PET radioligands for IDO1. Specific binding correlated with IDO1 expression as measured through in vitro, microPET experiments...
January 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155867/kynurenine-pathway-metabolomics-predicts-and-provides-mechanistic-insight-into-multiple-sclerosis-progression
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Chai K Lim, Ayse Bilgin, David B Lovejoy, Vanessa Tan, Sonia Bustamante, Bruce V Taylor, Alban Bessede, Bruce J Brew, Gilles J Guillemin
Activation of the kynurenine pathway (KP) of tryptophan metabolism results from chronic inflammation and is known to exacerbate progression of neurodegenerative disease. To gain insights into the links between inflammation, the KP and multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis, we investigated the KP metabolomics profile of MS patients. Most significantly, we found aberrant levels of two key KP metabolites, kynurenic acid (KA) and quinolinic acid (QA). The balance between these metabolites is important as it determines overall excitotoxic activity at the N-methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155213/intracerebroventricular-administration-of-streptozotocin-as-an-experimental-approach-to-depression-evidence-for-the-involvement-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase
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Leandro Cattelan Souza, Cristiano R Jesse, Marcelo Gomes de Gomes, Cristini Escobar Viana, Etiara Mattos, Neici Cáceres Silva, Silvana Peterini Boeira
There is a lack of information about the molecular events underlying the depressive-like effect of an intracerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (ICV-STZ) in mice. Elevated activity of the tryptophan-degrading enzyme indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) has been proposed to mediate depression in inflammatory disorders. In this study, we report that ICV-STZ activates IDO in the hippocampus of mice and culminates in depressive-like behaviors, measured by an increased duration in immobility time in the forced swimming test and decreased total time of grooming in the splash test...
February 2, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113063/5-hydroxytryptophan-a-major-product-of-tryptophan-degradation-is-essential-for-optimal-replication-of-human-parainfluenza-virus
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M A G Rabbani, Sailen Barik
Interferon (IFN) exerts its antiviral effect by inducing a large family of cellular genes, named interferon (IFN)-stimulated genes (ISGs). An intriguing member of this family is indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), which catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step of the main branch of tryptophan (Trp) degradation, the kynurenine pathway. We recently showed that IDO strongly inhibits human parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV3), a significant respiratory pathogen. Here, we show that 5-hydoxytryptophan (5-HTP), the first product of an alternative branch of Trp degradation and a serotonin precursor, is essential to protect virus growth against IDO in cell culture...
March 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112061/inflammation-and-depression-a-causal-or-coincidental-link-to-the-pathophysiology
#13
Brian E Leonard
This review summarises the evidence that chronic low grade inflammation triggers changes that contribute to the mental and physical ill health of patients with major depression. Inflammation, and the activation of the hypothalamic pituitary axis by stress, are normal components of the stress response but when stress is prolonged and the endocrine and immune system become chronic resulting in the activation of the peripheral macrophages, the central microglia and hypercortisolemia, the neuronal networks are damaged and become dysfunctional...
January 23, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078987/role-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-dopaminergic-system-disturbances-implications-for-anhedonic-features-of-mdd
#14
Zihang Pan, Joshua D Rosenblat, Walter Swardfager, Roger S McIntyre
Anhedonia, characterized by a loss of interest and/or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities, is an important diagnostic criterion of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Converging evidence implicates a behaviouralcausal relationship between proinflammatory cytokines and disturbances that characterize anhedonia in the context of MDD. Additionally, anhedonia has been implicated in disturbances of key central dopaminergic modulatory pathways. Emerging research into the roles of tetrahydrobiopterin, a cytokine-targeted co-enzyme in the synthesis of dopamine, and kynurenine, a product of inflammation-sensitive breakdown of tryptophan via indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase, have shed new light into the role of inflammation in mediating anhedonic behaviours...
January 11, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065794/adjuvant-quercetin-therapy-for-combined-treatment-of-epilepsy-and-comorbid-depression
#15
Tanveer Singh, Taranjot Kaur, Rajesh Kumar Goel
Epilepsy is one of the major neurological disorders frequently associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression. The predisposition of tryptophan metabolism towards kynurenine pathway has been reported as one of the plausible reasons for association of depression in epilepsy. Hence, this study was envisaged to evaluate the dose dependent inhibition of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) enzyme employing quercetin (screened employing in vitro method) with levetiracetam for combined management of epilepsy and comorbid depression...
January 5, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017129/kynurenine-system-and-multiple-sclerosis-pathomechanism-and-drug-targets-with-an-emphasis-on-laquinimod
#16
Zsófia Majláth, Ádám Annus, László Vécsei
Multiple sclerosis is a common chronic, disabling autoimmune neurological disease affecting mainly young adults. In its pathomechanism, neurodegenerative and acute inflammatory characteristics are both involved. Disease-modifying therapies aim to reduce relapse-rate and slow down the deterioration in neurological functions. The currently available therapies fail to exert neuroprotective effects and most of them are associated with potentially toxic side-effects, therefore, ongoing research aims to develop novel drug candidates to cover these therapeutic gaps...
December 23, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013248/kynurenine-pathway-activation-in-human-african-trypanosomiasis
#17
Jeremy M Sternberg, Caroline M Forrest, R Neil Dalton, Charles Turner, Jean Rodgers, Trevor W Stone, Peter Ge Kennedy
BACKGROUND: The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan oxidation is associated with CNS inflammatory pathways. Inhibition of this pathway ameliorates CNS inflammation in rodent models of the late (meningoencephalitic) stage of Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). In this study we evaluate whether the kynurenine pathway is activated in clinical HAT and if it is associated with CNS inflammatory responses. METHODS: We measured cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tryptophan and kynurenine metabolite concentrations in Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense patients using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004656/co-delivery-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-prevents-loss-of-expression-of-an-antigenic-transgene-in-dystrophic-mouse-muscles
#18
D Sharma, R Al-Khalidi, S Edgar, Q An, Y Wang, C Young, D Nowis, D C Gorecki
A significant problem affecting gene therapy approaches aiming at achieving long-term transgene expression is the immune response against the protein product of the therapeutic gene, which can reduce or eliminate the therapeutic effect. The problem is further exacerbated when therapy involves targeting an immunogenic tissue and/or one with a pre-existing inflammatory phenotype, such as dystrophic muscles. In this proof-of-principle study, we co-expressed a model antigen, bacterial β-galactosidase, with an immunosuppressive factor, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1), in muscles of the mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
February 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994758/fused-heterocyclic-compounds-as-potent-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-inhibitors
#19
Subhankar Panda, Ashalata Roy, Suman Jyoti Deka, Vishal Trivedi, Debasis Manna
Uncontrolled metabolism of l-tryptophan (l-Trp) in the immune system has been recognized as a critical cellular process in immune tolerance. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) enzyme plays an important role in the metabolism of a local l-Trp through the kynurenine pathway in the immune systems. In this regard, IDO1 has emerged as a therapeutic target for the treatment of diseases that are associated with immune suppression like chronic infections, cancer, and others. In this study, we synthesized a series of pyridopyrimidine, pyrazolopyranopyrimidine, and dipyrazolopyran derivatives...
December 8, 2016: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973747/quinolinic-acid-induces-neuritogenesis-in-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells-independently-of-nmda-receptor-activation
#20
Juan-Manuel Hernandez-Martinez, Caroline M Forrest, L Gail Darlington, Robert A Smith, Trevor W Stone
Glutamate and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+) ) have been implicated in neuronal development and several types of cancer. The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism includes quinolinic acid (QA) which is both a selective agonist at N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors and also a precursor for the formation of NAD(+) . The effect of QA on cell survival and differentiation has therefore been examined on SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells. Retinoic acid (RA, 10 μm) induced differentiation of SH-SY5Y cells into a neuronal phenotype showing neurite growth...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
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