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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197826/effects-of-host-cell-sterol-composition-upon-internalization-of-yersinia-pseudotuberculosis-and-clustered-beta-1-integrin
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JiHyun Kim, Hana S Fukuto, Deborah A Brown, James B Bliska, Erwin London
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is a foodborne pathogenic bacterium that causes acute gastrointestinal illness, but its mechanisms of infection are incompletely described. We examined how host cell sterol composition affected Y. pseudotuberculosis uptake. To do this, we depleted or substituted cholesterol in human MDA-MB-231 epithelial cells with various alternative sterols. Decreasing host cell cholesterol significantly reduced pathogen internalization. When host cell cholesterol was substituted with various sterols, only desmosterol and 7-dehydrocholesterol supported internalization...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190549/cholesterol-oversynthesis-markers-define-familial-combined-hyperlipidemia-versus-other-genetic-hypercholesterolemias-independently-of-body-weight
#2
Lucía Baila-Rueda, Ana Cenarro, Itziar Lamiquiz-Moneo, Sofía Perez-Calahorra, Ana M Bea, Victoria Marco-Benedí, Estíbaliz Jarauta, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Fernando Civeira
Primary hypercholesterolemia of genetic origin, negative for mutations in LDLR, APOB, PCSK9 and APOE genes (non-FH GH), and familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) are polygenic genetic diseases that occur with hypercholesterolemia, and both share a very high cardiovascular risk. In order to better characterize the metabolic abnormalities associated with these primary hypercholesterolemias, we used noncholesterol sterols, as markers of cholesterol metabolism, to determine their potential differences. Hepatic cholesterol synthesis markers (desmosterol and lanosterol) and intestinal cholesterol absorption markers (sitosterol and campesterol) were determined in non-FH GH (n=200), FCHL (n=100) and genetically defined heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia subjects (FH) (n=100) and in normolipidemic controls (n=100)...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178237/cholesterol-and-desmosterol-dancing-to-the-beat-of-a-different-drug
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A J Brown, I C Gelissen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 26, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175559/desmosterolosis-presenting-with-multiple-congenital-anomalies
#4
Mersedeh Rohanizadegan, Stephanie Sacharow
Desmosterolosis is a rare multiple congenital anomaly syndrome caused by defect in the enzyme 3-beta-hydroxysterol delta-24-reductase (DHCR24) in the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway. Defects in this enzyme cause increased level of the cholesterol precursor desmosterol while disrupting development of cholesterol, impacting embryogenesis. A total of 9 cases of desmosterolosis have been reported to date. We report a 20-month-old male from consanguineous parents with multiple congenital anomalies including corpus callosum hypoplasia, facial dysmorphism, cleft palate, pectus deformity, short, wide neck and distal contractures...
November 23, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115523/characterization-of-cholesterol-metabolism-in-sertoli-cells-and-spermatogenesis-review
#5
Jin-Feng Shi, Yu-Kun Li, Kun Ren, Yuan-Jie Xie, Wei-Dong Yin, Zhong-Cheng Mo
The Sertoli cell, which is the supporting cell of spermatogenesis, has an important role in the endocrine and paracrine control of spermatogenesis. Functionally, it provides the cells of the seminiferous epithelium with nutrition, conveys mature spermatids to the lumen of seminiferous tubules, secretes androgen‑binding protein and interacts with endocrine Leydig cells. In addition, the levels of cholesterol, as well as its intermediates, vary greatly between nongonadal tissues and the male reproductive system...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042617/expression-and-function-of-abcg4-in-the-mouse-blood-brain-barrier-role-in-restricting-the-brain-entry-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide
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Agnès Dodacki, Matthew Wortman, Bruno Saubaméa, Stéphanie Chasseigneaux, Sophie Nicolic, Nathalie Prince, Murielle Lochus, Anne-Laure Raveu, Xavier Declèves, Jean-Michel Scherrmann, Shailendra B Patel, Fanchon Bourasset
ABCG4 is an ATP-binding cassette transmembrane protein which has been shown, in vitro, to participate in the cellular efflux of desmosterol and amyloid-β peptide (Aβ). ABCG4 is highly expressed in the brain, but its localization and function at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) level remain unknown. We demonstrate by qRT-PCR and confocal imaging that mouse Abcg4 is expressed in the brain capillary endothelial cells. Modelling studies of the Abcg4 dimer suggested that desmosterol showed thermodynamically favorable binding at the putative sterol-binding site, and this was greater than for cholesterol...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964935/new-chemotype-of-selective-and-potent-inhibitors-of-human-delta-24-dehydrocholesterol-reductase
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Christoph Müller, Sandra Hemmers, Nicholas Bartl, Alois Plodek, Andreas Körner, Valbona Mirakaj, Martin Giera, Franz Bracher
The enzyme Δ(24)-dehydrocholesterol reductase (DHCR24) catalyzes the reduction of the Δ(24)-double bond in the side chain of cholesterol precursors. Recent biochemical investigations fuel the hope that inhibition of DHCR24, resulting in an accumulation of desmosterol, can open new therapeutic options for treating hepatitis C virus infections, certain forms of cancer and atherosclerosis. In turn, there is a high need for selective, potent and non-toxic inhibitors of DHCR24. Previous reports as well as our re-evaluation showed that established DHCR24 inhibitors are not suitable for this purpose...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945984/modification-of-membrane-cholesterol-and-desmosterol-in-chicken-spermatozoa-improves-post-thaw-survival-and-prevents-impairment-of-sperm-function-after-cryopreservation
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Ai Ushiyama, Atsushi Tajima, Naoto Ishikawa, Atsushi Asano
During cryopreservation, spermatozoa are subjected to cryodamage that leads to a decline in fertilisation ability. Due to the complex nature of this process, the initial trigger for cryodamage remains unknown. Recently, we demonstrated that cryopreservation induces early apoptotic changes characterised by phosphatidylserine (PS) translocation via sterol loss from the plasma membrane of chicken spermatozoa. This led us to hypothesise that sterol incorporation into membranes minimises cryodamage, thereby improving the quality of cryopreserved chicken spermatozoa...
September 26, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886149/plasma-sterols-and-depressive-symptom-severity-in-a-population-based-cohort
#9
Basar Cenik, Can Cenik, Michael P Snyder, E Sherwood Brown
Convergent evidence strongly suggests major depressive disorder is heterogeneous in its etiology and clinical characteristics. Depression biomarkers hold potential for identifying etiological subtypes, improving diagnostic accuracy, predicting treatment response, and personalization of treatment. Human plasma contains numerous sterols that have not been systematically studied. Changes in cholesterol concentrations have been implicated in suicide and depression, suggesting plasma sterols may be depression biomarkers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861933/desmosterol-accumulation-in-users-of-amiodarone
#10
Piia Simonen, Jukka Lehtonen, Anna-Maija Lampi, Vieno Piironen, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Markku Kupari, Helena Gylling
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone is an effective and widely used antiarrhythmic drug with many possible adverse effects including hypercholesterolemia and hepatotoxicity. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate how long-term amiodarone treatment affects cholesterol metabolism. METHODS: The study population consisted of 56 cardiac patients, of whom 20 were on amiodarone (amiodarone + group) and 36 did not use the drug (amiodarone - group). We also studied a control group of 124 individuals selected randomly from the population...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807695/doxorubicin-enhances-oxysterol-levels-resulting-in-a-lxr-mediated-upregulation-of-cardiac-cholesterol-transporters
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Judith V Monzel, Thomas Budde, Henriette E Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Matthias Schwebe, Sandra Bien-Möller, Dieter Lütjohann, Heyo K Kroemer, Gabriele Jedlitschky, Markus Grube
The anthracycline-mediated cardiotoxicity is still not completely understood. To examine the impact of cholesterol metabolism and transport in this context, cholesterol and oxysterol levels as well as the expression of the cholesterol transporters ABCA1 and ABCG1 were analyzed in doxorubicin-treated HL-1 murine cardiomyocytes as well as in mouse model for acute doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Doxorubicin-treated HL-1 cells exhibited enhanced cholesterol (153±20% of control), oxysterol (24S-hydroxycholesterol: 206±29% of control) and cholesterol precursor levels (lathosterol: 122±12% of control; desmosterol: 188±10% of control) indicating enhanced cholesterol synthesis...
November 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665796/contamination-of-pine-and-birch-wood-dust-with-microscopic-fungi-and-determination-of-its-sterol-contents
#12
Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Tomasz Rogoziński, Juliusz Perkowski
Wood compounds, especially sterols, are connected with the level of contamination with microscopic fungi. Within this study, tests were conducted on wood dust samples collected at various work stations in a pine and birch timber conversion plant. Their contamination with mycobiota was measured as the concentration of ergosterol (ERG) by ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC). Another aim of this study was to assess the effect of contamination with microscopic fungi on the sterol contents in wood dusts...
June 27, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657349/a-new-triterpene-ester-and-other-chemical-constituents-from-the-aerial-parts-of-anodendron-paniculatum-and-their-cytotoxic-activity
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Ho Viet Duc, Hoang Thi Nhu Hang, Vo Quoc Hung, Nguyen Minh Hien, Ain Raal, Nguyen Thi Hoai
The aim of the research was to study the active constituents of Anodendron paniculatum Roxb. (Apocynaceae). A new triterpene ester, named anopaniester (1), and cycloartenol (2), ursolic acid (3), esculenic acid (4), bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (5), desmosterol (6), stigmasterol (7), vaniline (8), and (E)-phytol (9), were isolated from the aerial parts of A. paniculatum. Compounds 3 and 6 showed the significant inhibitory effect (IC50 values ranging from 30.89 ± 3.60 to 44.37 ± 5.40 μg/ml) against tested human cancer cell lines LU-1 and MKN-7...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446672/cellular-cholesterol-facilitates-the-postentry-replication-cycle-of-herpes-simplex-virus-1
#14
George A Wudiri, Anthony V Nicola
Cholesterol is an essential component of cell membranes and is required for herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) entry (1-3). Treatment of HSV-1-infected Vero cells with methyl beta-cyclodextrin from 2 to 9 h postentry reduced plaque numbers. Transport of incoming viral capsids to the nuclear periphery was unaffected by the cholesterol reduction, suggesting that cell cholesterol is important for the HSV-1 replicative cycle at a stage(s) beyond entry, after the arrival of capsids at the nucleus. The synthesis and release of infectious HSV-1 and cell-to-cell spread of infection were all impaired in cholesterol-reduced cells...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365392/effects-of-seaweed-sterols-fucosterol-and-desmosterol-on-lipid-membranes
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Ole G Mouritsen, Luis A Bagatolli, Lars Duelund, Olav Garvik, John H Ipsen, Adam Cohen Simonsen
Higher sterols are universally present in large amounts (20-30%) in the plasma membranes of all eukaryotes whereas they are universally absent in prokaryotes. It is remarkable that each kingdom of the eukaryotes has chosen, during the course of evolution, its preferred sterol: cholesterol in animals, ergosterol in fungi and yeast, phytosterols in higher plants, and e.g., fucosterol and desmosterol in algae. The question arises as to which specific properties do sterols impart to membranes and to which extent do these properties differ among the different sterols...
June 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276904/sterols-in-infant-formulas-validation-of-a-gas-chromatographic-method
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Islam J A Hamdan, Lorena Claumarchirant, Guadalupe Garcia-Llatas, Amparo Alegría, María Jesús Lagarda
Sterols are components present in the fat fraction of infant formulas (IFs). Their characterization is therefore of interest, though there are no official reference methods for their analysis in these matrices. AIM: To validate a gas chromatographic method with flame ionization detection for the determination of animal (cholesterol and desmosterol) and plant sterols (brassicasterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, β-sitosterol and sitostanol) found in IFs. All correlation coefficients obtained for the calibration curves of sterols studied were >0...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202290/effect-of-psychotropic-drug-treatment-on-sterol-metabolism
#17
Željka Korade, Wei Liu, Emily B Warren, Kristan Armstrong, Ned A Porter, Christine Konradi
Cholesterol metabolism is vital for brain function. Previous work in cultured cells has shown that a number of psychotropic drugs inhibit the activity of 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase (DHCR7), an enzyme that catalyzes the final steps in cholesterol biosynthesis. This leads to the accumulation of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7DHC), a molecule that gives rise to oxysterols, vitamin D, and atypical neurosteroids. We examined levels of cholesterol and the cholesterol precursors desmosterol, lanosterol, 7DHC and its isomer 8-dehydrocholesterol (8DHC), in blood samples of 123 psychiatric patients on various antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs, and 85 healthy controls, to see if the observations in cell lines hold true for patients as well...
September 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174017/propagation-rate-constants-for-the-peroxidation-of-sterols-on-the-biosynthetic-pathway-to-cholesterol
#18
Connor R Lamberson, Hubert Muchalski, Kari B McDuffee, Keri A Tallman, Libin Xu, Ned A Porter
The free radical chain autoxidation of cholesterol and the oxidation products formed, i.e. oxysterols, have been the focus of intensive study for decades. The peroxidation of sterol precursors to cholesterol such as 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) and desmosterol as well as their oxysterols has received less attention. The peroxidation of these sterol precursors can become important under circumstances in which genetic conditions or exposures to small molecules leads to an increase of these biosynthetic intermediates in tissues and fluids...
October 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933788/desmosterol-increases-lipid-bilayer-fluidity-during-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#19
Deirdre A Costello, Valerie A Villareal, Priscilla L Yang
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) uniquely affects desmosterol homeostasis by increasing its intracellular abundance and affecting its localization. These effects are important for productive viral replication because the inhibition of desmosterol synthesis has an antiviral effect that can be rescued by the addition of exogenous desmosterol. Here, we use subgenomic replicons to show that desmosterol has a major effect on the replication of HCV JFH1 RNA. Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) experiments performed with synthetic supported lipid bilayers demonstrate that the substitution of desmosterol for cholesterol significantly increases the lipid bilayer fluidity, especially in the presence of saturated phospholipids and ceramides...
November 11, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769814/bile-acid-synthesis-precursors-in-subjects-with-genetic-hypercholesterolemia-negative-for-ldlr-apob-pcsk9-apoe-mutations-association-with-lipids-and-carotid-atherosclerosis
#20
L Baila-Rueda, A Cenarro, I Lamiquiz-Moneo, R Mateo-Gallego, A M Bea, S Perez-Calahorra, V Marco-Benedi, F Civeira
Some oxysterols are precursors of bile acid synthesis and play an important role in cholesterol homeostasis. However, if they are involved in the pathogeny of genetic hypercholesterolemia has not been previously explored. We have studied non-cholesterol sterol markers of cholesterol synthesis (lanosterol and desmosterol) and oxysterols (7α-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one, 24S-hydroxycholesterol and 27-hydroxycholesterol) in 200 affected subjects with primary hypercholesterolemia of genetic origin, negative for mutations in LDLR, APOB, PCSK9 and APOE genes (non-FH GH) and 100 normolipemic controls...
May 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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