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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901747/the-deep-eutectic-solvent-functionalized-graphene-composite-as-an-extremely-high-potent-flame-retardant
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Dattatray Appasha Pethsangave, Rahul Vijay Khose, Pravin Harishchandra Wadekar, Surajit Some
We report a simple and green approach to develop the deep eutectic solvent functionalized graphene derivative, as an effective flame retardant. The deep eutectic solvent functionalized graphene oxide (DESGO) was synthesized by intro-ducing nitrogen supported phosphorus functional groups on the surface of graphene derivative via a deep eutectic sol-vent, which is prepared by the treatment of monosodium dihydrogen orthophosphate and choline chloride. Subse-quently, the resultant DESGO material is characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopy, thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884894/cdp-choline-circumvents-mercury-induced-mitochondrial-damage-and-renal-dysfunction
#2
Mabel Buelna-Chontal, Martha Franco, Luz Hernández-Esquivel, Natalia Pavón, José S Rodríguez-Zavala, Francisco Correa, Ricardo Jasso, Gregorio Pichardo-Ramos, José Santamaría, Héctor González-Pacheco, Virgilia Soto, Jorge Luis Díaz-Ruíz, Edmundo Chávez
Heavy metal ions are known to produce harmful alterations on kidney function. Specifically, the accumulation of Hg(2+) in kidney tissue may induce renal failure. In this work the protective effect of CDP-choline against the deleterious effects induced by Hg(2+) on renal function were studied. CDP-choline administered ip at a dose of 125 mg/kg body weight prevented the damage induced by Hg(2+) administration at a dose of 3 mg/kg body weight. The findings indicate that CDP-choline guards mitochondria against Hg(2+) -toxicity by preserving their ability to retain matrix content, such as accumulated Ca(2+) ...
September 8, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873429/cd18-deficiency-improves-liver-injury-in-the-mcd-model-of-steatohepatitis
#3
Andrew A Pierce, Caroline C Duwaerts, Kevin Siao, Aras N Mattis, Amanda Goodsell, Jody L Baron, Jacquelyn J Maher
Neutrophils and macrophages are important constituents of the hepatic inflammatory infiltrate in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. These innate immune cells express CD18, an adhesion molecule that facilitates leukocyte activation. In the context of fatty liver, activation of infiltrated leukocytes is believed to enhance hepatocellular injury. The objective of this study was to determine the degree to which activated innate immune cells promote steatohepatitis by comparing hepatic outcomes in wild-type and CD18-mutant mice fed a methionine-choline-deficient (MCD) diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872093/-research-progress-of-trimethylamine-n-oxide-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
#4
Huahua He, Xinfu Lian, Zhiqun Tang
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), metabolites of the intestinal microflora, is a newly discovered risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The intestinal flora converted choline and L-carnitine into trimethylamine in the food. Trimethylamine is oxidized to TMAO in liver enzymes. Lowering TMA can stimulate macrophages to reverse cholesterol transport and inhibit atherogenesis. TMAO poietin-monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) is a tool for cholesterol metabolism and reverse cholesterol transpor, lowering FMO3 can slow the gallbladder's secretion of bile, delay intestinal absorption of cholesterol, and limit the synthesis of oxidized cholesterol and cholesterol esters...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870676/hypothermic-oxygenated-perfusion-hope-for-fatty-liver-grafts-in-rats-and-humans
#5
P Kron, A Schlegel, L Mancina, P-A Clavien, P Dutkowski
BACKGROUND: Pretreatment of marginal organs by perfusion is a promising opportunity to consider more organs for transplantation. Protection of human DCD (donation after cardiac death) livers by a novel machine perfusion technique, hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (HOPE), was recently established. Here we tested in a rodent transplant model, whether HOPE is also useful for fatty liver grafts. METHODS: Rats were fed over 3 weeks with a special Methionine-Choline-Deficient-Diet (MCDD) to induce severe hepatic macrosteatosis (≥60%)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847084/choline-chloride-chcl-and-monosodium-glutamate-msg-based-green-solvents-from-optimized-cactus-malic-acid-for-biomass-delignification
#6
Chung Loong Yiin, Armando T Quitain, Suzana Yusup, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Mitsuru Sasaki, Tetsuya Kida
This work aimed to develop an efficient microwave-hydrothermal (MH) extraction of malic acid from abundant natural cactus as hydrogen bond donor (HBD) whereby the concentration was optimized using response surface methodology. The ideal process conditions were found to be at a solvent-to-feed ratio of 0.008, 120°C and 20min with 1.0g of oxidant, H2O2. Next generation environment-friendly solvents, low transition temperature mixtures (LTTMs) were synthesized from cactus malic acid with choline chloride (ChCl) and monosodium glutamate (MSG) as hydrogen bond acceptors (HBAs)...
November 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844958/growth-arrest-and-dna-damage-inducible-45%C3%AE-protects-against-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-induced-by-methionine-and-choline-deficient-diet
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Naoki Tanaka, Shogo Takahashi, Xiao Hu, Lu Yu, Naoyuki Fujimori, Srujana Golla, Zhong-Ze Fang, Toshifumi Aoyama, Kristopher W Krausz, Frank J Gonzalez
Growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible 45 α (Gadd45α) is a stress-inducible protein that plays an important role in cell survival/death and DNA repair, but its contribution to the development of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has not been investigated. C57BL/6 Gadd45a-null and wild-type (WT) mice were treated with methionine- and choline-deficient diet (MCD) for eight weeks and phenotypic changes examined. Gadd45a-null mice had more severe hepatic inflammation and fibrosis, higher levels of mRNAs encoding pro-inflammatory, pro-fibrotic, and pro-apoptotic proteins, and greater oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress compared with WT mice...
August 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844670/goose-fmo3-gene-cloning-tissue-expression-profiling-polymorphism-detection-and-association-analysis-with-trimethylamine-level-in-the-egg-yolk
#8
Hang Zhong, Yi Luo, Jing Sun, Chao Wang, Qi-Gui Wang, Guang-Liang Gao, Ke-Shan Zhang, Qin Li, Hai-Wei Wang, Jing Li, Ming-Jun Chen, Yang-Ming Wang, Xian-Zhi Zhao
Flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) plays a critical role in catalyzing the conversion of trimethylamine (TMA) to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) in vivo. Despite the well-documented association between FMO3 mutations and a 'fishy' off-flavor eggs in chicken and quail, little information is available regarding the molecular characteristic of goose (Anser cygnoides) FMO3 and its relationship with the yolk TMA content. To fill these gaps, we cloned the full-length cDNA sequence of goose FMO3, which comprised 1851bp encoding 531 amino acids...
October 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843728/evidence-for-proton-tunneling-and-a-transient-covalent-flavin-substrate-adduct-in-choline-oxidase-s101a
#9
Rizvan Uluisik, Elvira Romero, Giovanni Gadda
The effect of temperature on the reaction of alcohol oxidation catalyzed by choline oxidase was investigated with the S101A variant of choline oxidase. Anaerobic enzyme reduction in a stopped-flow spectrophotometer was biphasic using either choline or 1,2-[(2)H4]-choline as a substrate. The limiting rate constants klim1 and klim2 at saturating substrate were well separated (klim1/klim2>9), and were >15-fold slower than for wild-type choline oxidase. Solvent deuterium kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) ~4 established that klim1 probes the proton transfer from the substrate hydroxyl to a catalytic base...
August 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842639/metabolomic-analysis-reveals-vitamin-d-induced-decrease-in-polyol-pathway-and-subtle-modulation-of-glycolysis-in-hek293t-cells
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G C Santos, J D Zeidler, J A Pérez-Valencia, A C B Sant'Anna-Silva, A T Da Poian, T El-Bacha, F C L Almeida
We combined (1)H NMR metabolomics with functional and molecular biochemical assays to describe the metabolic changes elicited by vitamin D in HEK293T, an embryonic proliferative cell line adapted to high-glucose concentrations. Activation of the polyol pathway, was the most important consequence of cell exposure to high glucose concentration, resembling cells exposed to hyperglycemia. Vitamin D induced alterations in HEK293T cells metabolism, including a decrease in sorbitol, glycine, glutamate, guanine. Vitamin D modulated glycolysis by increasing phosphoglycerate mutase and decreasing enolase activities, changing carbon fate without changing glucose consumption, lactate export and Krebs cycle...
August 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811572/inhibition-of-connexin-hemichannels-alleviates-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice
#11
Joost Willebrords, Bruno Cogliati, Isabel Veloso Alves Pereira, Tereza Cristina da Silva, Sara Crespo Yanguas, Michaël Maes, Veronica Mollica Govoni, Andressa Lima, Daniele Aparecida Felisbino, Elke Decrock, Marina Sayuri Nogueira, Inar Alves de Castro, Isabelle Leclercq, Luc Leybaert, Robim Marcelino Rodrigues, Mathieu Vinken
While gap junctions mediate intercellular communication and support liver homeostasis, connexin hemichannels are preferentially opened by pathological stimuli, including inflammation and oxidative stress. The latter are essential features of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. In this study, it was investigated whether connexin32 and connexin43 hemichannels play a role in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Mice were fed a choline-deficient high-fat diet or normal diet for 8 weeks. Thereafter, TAT-Gap24 or TAT-Gap19, specific inhibitors of hemichannels composed of connexin32 and connexin43, respectively, were administered for 2 weeks...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799139/the-effects-of-the-structure-and-composition-of-the-hydrophobic-parts-of-phosphatidylcholine-containing-systems-on-phosphatidylcholine-oxidation-by-ozone
#12
Elżbieta Rudolphi-Skórska, Maria Filek, Maria Zembala
The degree of lipid unsaturation is a parameter used to describe membrane susceptibility to oxidation. This paper highlights the importance of double bond distribution in the hydrophobic parts of lipid layers. The problem was studied by determining the effects induced by ozone dissolved in an aqueous phase acting on layers of unsaturated cholines of various molecular structures, including bi-unsaturated (DOPC), mono-unsaturated (POPC) and natural origin (soy PC). The destructive effects of ozone were quantified as the ratio of areas per molecule, which corresponded to a 1 mN/m rise in the layer surface pressure for oxidized to non-oxidized lipids (A lift/A lift(0) )...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790013/chronic-vitamin-e-deficiency-impairs-cognitive-function-in-adult-zebrafish-via-dysregulation-of-brain-lipids-and-energy-metabolism
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Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Kathy Magnusson, Lisa Truong, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are a recognized model for studying the pathogenesis of cognitive deficits and the mechanisms underlying behavioral impairments, including the consequences of increased oxidative stress within the brain. The lipophilic antioxidant vitamin E (α-tocopherol; VitE) has an established role in neurological health and cognitive function, but the biological rationale for this action remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated behavioral perturbations due to chronic VitE deficiency in adult zebrafish fed from 45 days to 18-months of age diets that were either VitE-deficient (E-) or VitE-sufficient (E+)...
August 5, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759733/protective-effect-of-rimonabant-a-canabinoid-receptor-1-antagonist-on-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-rat-model-by-modulating-the-hepatic-expression-of-activin-a-and-follistatin
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Noha Ibrahim Hussien, Hanan I El-Kerdasy, Mohamed El-Tantawy Ibrahim
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major cause of liver morbidity and mortality with no proven effective therapy yet. Endocannabinoid system plays an important role in various liver diseases. Activin A is a member of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) superfamily and inhibits hepatocyte growth. Follistatin antagonizes the biological actions of activin A. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of rimonabant (a potent cannabinoid receptor1 (CB1) antagonist) on NAFLD induced by choline deficient (CD) diet in rats, as well as to detect whether it can modulate the hepatic expression of activin A and follistatin or not...
July 31, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749416/anti-oxidative-stress-activity-is-essential-for-amanita-caesarea-mediated-neuroprotection-on-glutamate-induced-apoptotic-ht22-cells-and-an-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model
#15
Zhiping Li, Xia Chen, Wenqian Lu, Shun Zhang, Xin Guan, Zeyu Li, Di Wang
Amanita caesarea, an edible mushroom found mainly in Asia and southern Europe, has been reported to show good antioxidative activities. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of A. caesarea aqueous extract (AC) were determined in an l-glutamic acid (l-Glu) induced HT22 cell apoptosis model, and in a d-galactose (d-gal) and AlCl₃-developed experimental Alzheimer's disease (AD) mouse model. In 25 mM of l-Glu-damaged HT22 cells, a 3-h pretreatment with AC strongly improved cell viability, reduced the proportion of apoptotic cells, restored mitochondrial function, inhibited the over-production of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and Ca(2+), and suppressed the high expression levels of cleaved-caspase-3, calpain 1, apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF) and Bax...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745401/trimethylamine-n-oxide-breathe-new-life
#16
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Saravanan Subramaniam, Craig Fletcher
Association between elevated levels of systemic trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) and increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events have been proposed in recent years. Increasing experimental and clinical evidence in the last decade has implicated TMAO as an important contributor to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. TMAO, the oxygenated product of trimethylamine (TMA), belongs to the class of amine oxides. Most of the TMA derived from the metabolism of choline and L-carnitine by gut bacteria is absorbed into the bloodstream and gets rapidly oxidized to TMAO by the hepatic enzyme, flavin-containing monooxgenase-3...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742334/health-effects-of-dietary-oxidized-tyrosine-and-dityrosine-administration-in-mice-with-nutrimetabolomic-strategies
#17
Yuhui Yang, Hui Zhang, Biao Yan, Tianyu Zhang, Ying Gao, Yonghui Shi, Guowei Le
This study aims to investigate the health effects of long-term dietary oxidized tyrosine (O-Tyr) and its main product (dityrosine) administration on mice metabolism. Mice received daily intragastric administration of either O-Tyr (320 μg/kg body weight), dityrosine (Dityr, 320 μg/kg body weight), or saline for consecutive 6 weeks. Urine and plasma samples were analyzed by NMR-based metabolomics strategies. Body weight, clinical chemistry, oxidative damage indexes, and histopathological data were obtained as complementary information...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728374/analysis-of-metabolomic-patterns-in-thoroughbreds-before-and-after-exercise
#18
Hyun-Jun Jang, Duk-Moon Kim, Kyu-Bong Kim, Jeong-Woong Park, Jae-Young Choi, Jin Hyeog Oh, Ki-Duk Song, Suhkmann Kim, Byung-Wook Cho
Objective: Evaluation of exercise effects in racehorse is important in horseracing industry and animal health care. In this study, we compared metabolic patterns between before and after exercise to screen metabolic biomarkers for exercise effects in thoroughbreds. Methods: The concentration of metabolites in muscle, plasma, and urine was measured by 1H NMR spectroscopy analysis and the relative metabolite levels in the three samples were compared between before and after exercise...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724646/association-between-microbiota-dependent-metabolite-trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-type-2-diabetes
#19
Zhilei Shan, Taoping Sun, Hao Huang, Sijing Chen, Liangkai Chen, Cheng Luo, Wei Yang, Xuefeng Yang, Ping Yao, Jinquan Cheng, Frank B Hu, Liegang Liu
Background: The association of trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a microbiota-dependent metabolite from dietary choline and carnitine, with type 2 diabetes was inconsistent.Objective: We evaluated the association of plasma TMAO with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and the potential modification of TMAO-generating enzyme flavin monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) polymorphisms.Design: This was an age- and sex-matched case-control study of 2694 participants: 1346 newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes and 1348 controls. Concentrations of plasma TMAO were measured, and FMO3 E158K polymorphisms (rs2266782) were genotyped...
September 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715991/trimethylamine-n-oxide-the-microbiome-and-heart-and-kidney-disease
#20
Steven H Zeisel, Manya Warrier
Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a biologically active molecule and is a putative promoter of chronic diseases including atherosclerosis in humans. Host intestinal bacteria produce its precursor trimethylamine (TMA) from carnitine, choline, or choline-containing compounds. Most of the TMA produced is passively absorbed into portal circulation, and hepatic flavin-dependent monooxygenases (FMOs) efficiently oxidize TMA to TMAO. Both observational and experimental studies suggest a strong positive correlation between increased plasma TMAO concentrations and adverse cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and death...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
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