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Choline oxidation

Victoria M Pak, Feng Dai, Brendan T Keenan, Nalaka S Gooneratne, Allan I Pack
Sleepiness and cardiovascular disease share common molecular pathways; thus, metabolic risk factors for sleepiness may also predict cardiovascular disease risk. Daytime sleepiness predicts mortality and cardiovascular disease, although the mechanism is unidentified. This study explored the associations between subjective sleepiness and metabolite concentrations in human blood plasma within the oxidative and inflammatory pathways, in order to identify mechanisms that may contribute to sleepiness and cardiovascular disease risk...
April 2018: Sleep Medicine
Deepak Bhandari, Brett A Bowman, Anish B Patel, David M Chambers, Víctor R De Jesús, Benjamin C Blount
This work describes a quantitative high-throughput analytical method for the simultaneous measurement of small aliphatic nitrogenous biomarkers, i.e., 1,6-hexamethylenediamine (HDA), isophoronediamine (IPDA), β-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA), and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), in human urine. Urinary aliphatic diamines, HDA and IPDA, are potential biomarkers of environmental exposure to their corresponding diisocyanates. Urinary BMAA forms as a result of human exposure to blue-green algae contaminated food. And, TMAO is excreted in urine due to the consumption of carnitine- and choline-rich diets...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Ipsita Mohanty, Subas Chandra Parija, Sujit Suklabaidya, Satish Rattan
Extracellular pH is an important physiological determinant of vascular tone that is normally maintained within 7.35-7.45. Any change outside this range leads to severe pathological repercussions. We investigated the unknown effects of extracellular acidosis on relaxation in the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) of goat. SMA rings were employed to maintain isometric contractions at extracellular pH (pHo ) 7.4 and 6.8. We analyzed the effect of acidosis (pHo 6.8) compared to physiological pH (pHo 7.4) on three signaling mediators of endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization: nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin I2 (PGI2 ), and myoendothelial gap junctions (MEGJ)...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Lars Edvinsson, János Tajti, Levente Szalárdy, László Vécsei
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) is a neuropeptide implicated in a wide range of functions, such as nociception and in primary headaches. Regarding its localization, PACAP has been observed in the sensory trigeminal ganglion (TG), in the parasympathetic sphenopalatine (SPG) and otic ganglia (OTG), and in the brainstem trigeminocervical complex. Immunohistochemistry has shown PACAP-38 in numerous cell bodies of SPG/OTG, co-stored with vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and, to a minor degree, with choline acetyltransferase...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
L Chen, B Yu, D Luo, M Lin
BACKGROUND: The mechanism underlying gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) has not been fully elucidated, and enteric nervous system (ENS) has an important regulatory role in gastrointestinal motor function. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of ENS in the colonic hypomotility induced by trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) infusion which mimics CP. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were submitted to CP which was induced by pancreatic infusion of 2% TNBS, or sham group with treatment of equal saline...
March 9, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Hiroshi Tobita, Shuichi Sato, Tomotaka Yazaki, Tsuyoshi Mishiro, Norihisa Ishimura, Shunnji Ishihara, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
Pioglitazone (PIO) has been reported to be effective for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alogliptin (ALO) may have efficacy against NAFLD progression in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The present study examined the effectiveness of ALO in a rodent model of NAFLD and diabetes mellitus. KK‑Ay mice were used to produce an NAFLD model via administration of a choline‑deficient (CD) diet. To examine the effects of alogliptin, KK‑Ay mice were provided with a CD diet with 0.03% ALO and/or 0...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jianping Wang, Yamin Zhang
Berberine has multiple clinical applications, including the treatment of tumors, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hyperlipidemia, inflammation, bacterial and viral infections, cerebral ischemic injuries, mental diseases, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis. In the present study, the neuroprotective effect of berberine agonist rescue learning and memory in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the possible mechanism underlying these observations was explored. The protective effect of berberine agonist significantly recovered learning and memory skills, attenuated brain edema and inhibited matrix metalloproteinase‑3 and ‑9 protein expression in mice with severe TBI...
March 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jing-Yun Hu, Ming Cai, Qian Wang, Shu-Jie Lou
Methane (CH4 ) is the simplest hydrocarbons and endogenous CH4 has been thought only to be generated by methanogens in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract of the mammals. However, recent animal studies have shown that endogenous CH4 can also be generated from choline and its metabolites in the mammals to protect the plasma membrane from reactive oxygen species attack and repair the membrane. In addition, exogenous CH4 can ameliorate the oxidative stress injury of multiple tissues and organs through its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-apoptosis effects...
February 25, 2018: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
Juan Carro, Patricia Ferreira, Angel T Martínez, Giovanni Gadda
The mechanism of dioxygen reduction by the flavoenzyme aryl-alcohol oxidase was investigated with kinetic isotope, viscosity, and pL (pH/pD) effects in rapid kinetics experiments by stopped-flow spectrophotometry of the oxidative half-reaction of the enzyme. Double-mixing of the enzyme in a stopped-flow spectrophotometer with [ -2H2]-p-methoxybenzyl alcohol and oxygen at varying aging times established a slow rate constant of 0.0023 s-1 for the wash-out of the D atom from the N5 atom of the reduced flavin. Thus, the deuterated substrate could be used to probe the cleavage of the N-H bond of the reduced flavin in the oxidative half-reaction...
February 27, 2018: Biochemistry
Lisa Rein-Fischboeck, Elisabeth M Haberl, Rebekka Pohl, Verena Schmid, Susanne Feder, Sabrina Krautbauer, Gerhard Liebisch, Christa Buechler
Adipose tissue dysfunction contributes to the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The adapter protein alpha-syntrophin (SNTA) is expressed in adipocytes. Knock-down of SNTA increases preadipocyte proliferation and formation of small lipid droplets, which are both characteristics of healthy adipose tissue. To elucidate a potential protective role of SNTA in NASH, SNTA null mice were fed a methionine-choline-deficient (MCD) diet or an atherogenic diet which are widely used as preclinical NASH models...
February 20, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Paul L Wood, Margaret Steinman, Erdal Erol, Craig Carter, Undine Christmann, Ashutosh Verma
Currently available diagnostic assays for leptospirosis cannot differentiate vaccine from infection serum antibody. Several leptospiral proteins that are upregulated during infection have been described, but their utility as a diagnostic marker is still unclear. In this study, we undertook a lipidomics approach to determine if there are any differences in the serum lipid profiles of horses naturally infected with pathogenic Leptospira spp. and horses vaccinated against a commercially available bacterin. Utilizing a high-resolution mass spectrometry serum lipidomics analytical platform, we demonstrate that cyclic phosphatidic acids, diacylglycerols, and hydroperoxide oxidation products of choline plasmalogens are elevated in the serum of naturally infected as well as vaccinated horses...
2018: PloS One
John M Robbins, Andreas S Bommarius, Giovanni Gadda
Formate oxidase (FOX) from Aspergillus oryzae is the only GMC member that oxidizes a carbon acid rather than alcohols; thus, its catalytic mechanism may be different from that of other GMC members. We have used pH, solvent viscosity, and deuterium kinetic isotope effects, to investigate the catalytic mechanism of FOX. The enzyme followed a Bi-Bi sequential steady-state kinetic mechanism. The kcat value was pH-independent between pH 2.8 and 6.8, suggesting lack of ionizable groups in kinetic step(s) that limit the overall turnover of the enzyme...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Hongxia Li, Xu Yan, Shanpeng Qiao, Geyu Lu, Xingguang Su
Carbon dots (CDs) attract increasing interest in bioimaging and sensing recently. Herein, we present a simple synthetic strategy to prepare yellow-emission CDs (λem = 535 nm) by one-pot hydrothermal treatment of p-phenylenediamine and aspartic acid. The as-prepared CDs possess outstanding optical features, excellent biocompatibility and low cytotoxicity, especially for fluorescence cellular imaging. Interestingly, by combining the quenching and recognition ability of AgNPs with the optical capacity of CDs, a label-free strategy for specifically monitoring H2O2-generated biocatalytic processes was proposed, such as glucose oxidase-induced conversion of glucose, cholesterol oxidase-catalyzed oxidization of cholesterol, bi-enzyme of acetylcholinesterase and choline oxidase-mediated reaction of acetylcholine...
February 14, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Sonia Bahrani, Zahra Razmi, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Arash Asfaram, Hamedreza Javadian
In this research, gold nanoparticles modified choline chloride functionalized graphene oxide (AuNPs-ChCl-GO) was synthesized through the assistance of ultrasound and fabricated as a novel bioelectrochemical sensor and utilized for the sensitive detection of meloxicam (MEL). The morphological and structural features of the AuNPs-ChCl-GO were characterized using different techniques including FTIR, TEM, FE-SEM, EDX, and XRD. The modified electrode showed a remarkable improvement in the anodic oxidation activity of MEL due to the enhancement in the current response compared to the bare carbon paste electrode (CPE)...
April 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Lara M Gomes, Giselli Scaini, Milena Carvalho-Silva, Maria L Gomes, Fernanda Malgarin, Luiza W Kist, Maurício R Bogo, Eduardo Pacheco Rico, Alexandra I Zugno, Pedro F P Deroza, Gislaine Z Réus, Airam B de Moura, João Quevedo, Gustavo C Ferreira, Patrícia F Schuck, Emilio L Streck
Tyrosinemia type II is an inborn error of metabolism caused by a deficiency in the activity of the enzyme tyrosine aminotransferase, leading to tyrosine accumulation in the body. Although the mechanisms involved are still poorly understood, several studies have showed that higher levels of tyrosine are related to oxidative stress and therefore may affect the cholinergic system. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic administration of L-tyrosine on choline acetyltransferase activity (ChAT) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in the brain of rats...
February 7, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
Agata Szulc, Magdalena Wiedlocha, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Beata Galińska-Skok, Piotr Marcinowicz, Jacek Gierus, Anna Mosiolek
1H MRS is widely used in the research of mental disorders. It enables evaluation of concentration or ratios of several metabolites, which play important roles in brain metabolism: N-acetylaspartate (NAA), choline containing compounds, myo-inositol and glutamate, glutamine and GABA (together as Glx complex or separately). Specifically in bipolar disorder brain metabolite abnormalities include mostly NAA reduces and Glx increases in different brain regions. Bipolar disorder is associated with impairment in neurotrophic and cellular plasticity, resilience pathways and in neuroprotective processes...
January 17, 2018: Psychiatry Research
Weibang Yu, Chuncao Xu, Guomin Li, Weipeng Hong, Ziyi Zhou, Canxing Xiao, Yuanqi Zhao, Yefeng Cai, Min Huang, Jing Jin
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is derived from the gut microbiome and tissues metabolism of dietary choline and betaine. These molecules are closely related to the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. A rapid, sensitive and accurate method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), choline and betaine in human plasma using d9-trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), d9-choline, d9-betaine as the internal standard (IS). After methanol precipitation with 10 μL plasma samples, the analytes were extracted and then separated on Amide column (2...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Ganesh V Halade, Anela Dorbane, Kevin A Ingle, Vasundhara Kain, Jean-Marie Schmitter, Boutayna Rhourri-Frih
Myocardial infarction (MI) and subsequent progressive heart failure pathology is the major cause of death worldwide; however, the mechanism of this pathology remains unclear. The present work aimed at testing the hypothesis whether the inflammatory response is superimposed with the formation of bioactive lipid resolving molecules at the site of the injured myocardium in acute heart failure pathology post-MI. In this view, we used a robust permanent coronary ligation model to induce MI, leading to decreased contractility index with marked wall thinning and necrosis of the infarcted left ventricle...
February 6, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Mingyi Chen, Biyu Lu, Yuan Li, Yuanyuan Wang, Haihui Zheng, Danmin Zhong, Ziqiong Liao, Mengxia Wang, Fangli Ma, Qiongfeng Liao, Zhiyong Xie
Background: Polysaccharides can alleviate obesity in mammals; however, studies on mechanism of this alleviation are limited. A few studies have indicated that polysaccharides improve obesity by regulating the metabolism of the body. Therefore, a metabolomics approach, consisting of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and a multivariate statistical technique, was applied to explore the mechanism of the protective effects of lentinan and Flos Lonicera polysaccharides (LF) on high-fat diet (HFD) induced obesity...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
Guillaume Wettstein, Jean-Michel Luccarini, Laurence Poekes, Patrick Faye, Francine Kupkowski, Vanessa Adarbes, Evelyne Defrêne, Céline Estivalet, Xavier Gawronski, Ingrid Jantzen, Alain Philippot, Julien Tessier, Pascale Tuyaa-Boustugue, Fiona Oakley, Derek A Mann, Isabelle Leclercq, Sven Francque, Irena Konstantinova, Pierre Broqua, Jean-Louis Junien
IVA337 is a pan-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist with moderate and well-balanced activity on the three PPAR isoforms (α, γ, δ). PPARs are regulators of lipid metabolism, inflammation, insulin resistance, and fibrogenesis. Different single or dual PPAR agonists have been investigated for their therapeutic potential in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a chronic liver condition in which steatosis coexists with necroinflammation, potentially leading to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis...
August 2017: Hepatology communications
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