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Choline oxidation

Han-Sol Park, Jung Eun Jang, Myoung Seok Ko, Sung Hoon Woo, Bum Joong Kim, Hyun Sik Kim, Hye Sun Park, In-Sun Park, Eun Hee Koh, Ki-Up Lee
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of chronic liver disease in industrialized countries. Recent studies have highlighted the association between peroxisomal dysfunction and hepatic steatosis. Peroxisomes are intracellular organelles that contribute to several crucial metabolic processes, such as facilitation of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and removal of reactive oxygen species through catalase or plasmalogen synthesis. Statins are known to prevent hepatic steatosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), but underlying mechanisms of this prevention are largely unknown...
October 2016: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
Su Jin Lee, Jeong Han Kang, Da Eun Lee, Min Jeong Nam, Hyun-Shik Lee, Oh-Shin Kwon
Chronic alcohol consumption causes hepatic steatosis, which is characterized by a considerable increase in free fatty acid (FFA) and triglyceride levels. To identify the possible proteins involved in the progression to alcoholic hepatosteatosis, we performed proteomic analysis on livers of mice exposed to alcohol. 2D-based proteomic analysis revealed that EtOH exposure in mice changed the expression of 43 proteins compared with that in mice fed a normal diet (ND). The most notable protein changes were proteins involved in Met metabolism and oxidative stress, most of which were significantly downregulated in alcohol-exposed animals...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Jiangshan Ma, Keke Zhang, Mei Huang, Stanton B Hector, Bin Liu, Chunyi Tong, Qian Liu, Jiarui Zeng, Yan Gao, Ting Xu, Ying Liu, Xuanming Liu, Yonghua Zhu
BACKGROUND: Lignocellulolytic bacteria have revealed to be a promising source for biofuel production, yet the underlying mechanisms are still worth exploring. Our previous study inferred that the highly efficient lignocellulose degradation by bacterium Pantoea ananatis Sd-1 might involve Fenton chemistry (Fe(2+) + H2O2 + H(+) → Fe(3+) + OH· + H2O), similar to that of white-rot and brown-rot fungi. The aim of this work is to investigate the existence of this Fenton-based oxidation mechanism in the rice straw degradation process of P...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
Hailong Zhang, Liang Qiao, Xiaopeng Li, Yang Wan, Li Yang, Huijuan Wang
Lymph node metastasis is a decisive prognostic and therapeutic staging factor for colorectal cancer (CRC), which is one of the most prevalent types of cancer and a malignant tumor. The metabolic profiling of tissue samples from a large cohort of lymph node non‑metastatic CRC patients (n=73), lymph node metastatic CRC patients (n=52) and normal controls (n=41) was performed using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) together with multivariate statistical analyses. Excellent separation was obtained between CRC patients and normal controls, and CRC patients were also perfectly classified according to lymph node metastasis...
October 14, 2016: Oncology Reports
K R Torres-da-Silva, A V Da Silva, N O Barioni, G W L Tessarin, J A De Oliveira, E Ervolino, J A C Horta-Junior, C A Casatti
The spinal cord is involved in local, ascending and descending neural pathways. Few studies analyzed the distribution of neuromediators in the laminae of non-human primates along all segments. The present study described the classic neuromediators in the spinal cord of the non-human primate Sapajus spp. through histochemical and immunohistochemical methods. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrogen phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d) method showed neuronal somata in the intermediolateral column (IML), central cervical nucleus (CCN), laminae I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and X, besides dense presence of nerve fibers in laminae II and IX...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
Louise M A Jakobsen, Christian C Yde, Thomas Van Hecke, Randi Jessen, Jette F Young, Stefaan De Smet, Hanne Christine Bertram
SCOPE: The scope of the present study was to investigate the effects of red versus white meat intake on the metabolome of rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 15 days of ad libitum feeding of one of four experimental diets: 1) lean chicken, 2) chicken with lard, 3) lean beef, and 4) beef with lard. Urine, feces, plasma and colon tissue samples were analyzed using (1) H NMR-based metabolomics and real-time PCR was performed on colon tissue to examine the expression of specific genes...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Hitoshi Nishizawa, Genzo Iguchi, Hidenori Fukuoka, Michiko Takahashi, Kentaro Suda, Hironori Bando, Ryusaku Matsumoto, Kenichi Yoshida, Yukiko Odake, Wataru Ogawa, Yutaka Takahashi
Hepatic fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis determines patient prognosis; however, effective treatment for fibrosis has not been established. Oxidative stress and inflammation activate hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and promote fibrosis. In contrast, cellular senescence inhibits HSCs' activity and limits fibrosis. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of IGF-I on NASH and cirrhotic models and to clarify the underlying mechanisms. We demonstrate that IGF-I significantly ameliorated steatosis, inflammation, and fibrosis in a NASH model, methionine-choline-deficient diet-fed db/db mice and ameliorated fibrosis in cirrhotic model, dimethylnitrosamine-treated mice...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Dahye Yoon, Siwon Kim, Minji Lee, Changshin Yoon, Suhkmann Kim
A (1)H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy with multivariate analysis was applied to detect the toxicity of antiacetylcholinesterase insecticides, methomyl (methyl (1E)-N-(methylcarbamoyloxy)ethanimidothioate) and methidathion (3-(dimethoxyphosphinothioyl sulfanylmethyl)-5-methoxy-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-one), using zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Chinese bleak (Aphyocypris chinensis). Generally, methomyl and methidathion have been believed not to highly accumulate in fish tissues. However, these pesticides showed their toxicity by altering patterns of whole-body metabolites in neurotransmitter balance, energy metabolism, oxidative stress, and muscle maintenance in low concentrations...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
Chiun-Chieh Yu, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Yung-Cheng Huang, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hung-Chen Wang, I-Hsiao Yang, Shau-Hsuan Li, Wei-Che Lin
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most second common neurodegenerative movement disorder. Neuroinflammation due to systemic inflammation and elevated oxidative stress is considered a major factor promoting the pathogenesis of PD, but the relationship of structural brain imaging parameters to clinical inflammatory markers has not been well studied. Our aim was to evaluate the association of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) measures with inflammatory markers. Blood samples were collected from 33 patients with newly diagnosed PD and 30 healthy volunteers...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Jia Liu, Mingming Zhao, Juntuo Zhou, Changjie Liu, Lemin Zheng, Yuxin Yin
Trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is a metabolite generated from choline, betaine and carnitine in a gut microbiota-dependent way. This molecule is associated with development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. A sensitive liquid chromatographic electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) has been developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of TMAO related molecules including TMAO, betaine, choline, and carnitine in mouse plasma. Analytes are extracted after protein precipitation by methanol and subjected to LC-ESI-MS/MS without preliminary derivatization...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Karim Gariani, Dongryeol Ryu, Keir J Menzies, Hyon-Seung Yi, Sokrates Stein, Hongbo Zhang, Alessia Perino, Vera Lemos, Elena Katsyuba, Pooja Jha, Sandrine Vijgen, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Yong Kyung Kim, Jung Tae Kim, Koon Soon Kim, Minho Shong, Kristina Schoonjans, Johan Auwerx
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To date, no pharmacological therapy has been approved for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in mouse models of NAFLD. METHODS: As poly ADP-ribosylation (PARylation) of proteins by PARPs consumes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)), we hypothesized that overactivation of PARPs drives NAD(+) depletion in NAFLD. Therefore, we assessed the effectiveness of PARP inhibition to replenish NAD(+) and activate NAD(+)-dependent sirtuins, hence improving hepatic fatty acid oxidation...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Anna C Croce, Andrea Ferrigno, Laura G Di Pasqua, Clarissa Berardo, Valeria Maria Piccolini, Vittorio Bertone, Giovanni Bottiroli, Mariapia Vairetti
Liver tissue autofluorescence (AF) has been characterized in two models with a different potential to undergo disease progression to steatohepatitis: Wistar rats, administered with a methionine, choline deficient diet (MCD), and Zucker (fa/fa) rats, homozygous for a spontaneous mutation of leptin receptor. AF spectra were recorded from liver tissue cryostatic sections by microspectrofluorometry, under 366nm excitation. Curve fitting analysis was used to estimate the contribution of different endogenous fluorophores (EFs) to the overall AF emission: i) fluorescing fatty acids, a fraction of liver lipids up to now poorly considered and complicated to detect by conventional procedures; ii) lipofuscin-like lipopigments, biomarkers of oxidizing events; iii) NAD(P)H and flavins, biomarkers of energy metabolism and tissue redox state...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Da Hyun Lee, Dai Hoon Han, Ki Taek Nam, Jeong Su Park, Soo Hyun Kim, Milim Lee, Gyuri Kim, Byung Soh Min, Bong-Soo Cha, Yu Seol Lee, Su Haeng Sung, Haengdueng Jeong, Hye Won Ji, Moon Joo Lee, Jae Sung Lee, Hui-Young Lee, Yoomi Chun, Joungmok Kim, Masaaki Komatsu, Yong-Ho Lee, Soo Han Bae
Oxidative stress is important for the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that ranges from hepatic steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2-Kelch-like ECH associated protein 1 (Nrf2-Keap1) pathway is essential for cytoprotection against oxidative stress. In this study, we found that oxidative stress or inflammatory biomarkers and TUNEL positive cells were markedly increased in NASH patients compared to normal or simple steatosis...
September 12, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Troy L Merry, Melanie Tran, Garron T Dodd, Salvatore P Mangiafico, Florian Wiede, Supreet Kaur, Catriona L McLean, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, Tony Tiganis
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: In obesity oxidative stress is thought to contribute to the development of insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the progression to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Our aim was to examine the precise contributions of hepatocyte-derived H2O2 to liver pathophysiology. METHODS: Glutathione peroxidase (GPX) 1 is an antioxidant enzyme that is abundant in the liver and converts H2O2 to water. We generated Gpx1 (lox/lox) mice to conditionally delete Gpx1 in hepatocytes (Alb-Cre;Gpx1 (lox/lox)) and characterised mice fed chow, high-fat or choline-deficient amino-acid-defined (CDAA) diets...
September 15, 2016: Diabetologia
Mu-Jun Chang, Yan-Jiao Xu, Wen-Xi He, Cheng-Liang Zhang, Xi-Ping Li, Dong Liu
AIMS: Although the intimate relationship between liver and gut has been previously reported in physiological and pathological conditions, intestinal involvement in the process of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy has been unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the intestinal changes in 17α-ethynylestradiol-induced rat model. METHODS: Liver injury was assessed by hematoxylin and eosin staining and measurement of serum biochemical parameters. Intestinal transit was determined by a method using ink...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
Rachael Beale, Ruth Airs
A liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS, electrospray ionisation) method has been developed for the quantification of nitrogenous osmolytes (N-osmolytes) in the particulate fraction of natural water samples. Full method validation demonstrates the validity of the method for measuring glycine betaine (GBT), choline and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) in particulates from seawater. Limits of detection were calculated as 3.5, 1.2 and 5.9 pg injected onto column (equivalent to 1.5, 0.6 and 3.9 nmol per litre) for GBT, choline and TMAO respectively...
September 28, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Peder S Olofsson, Benjamin E Steinberg, Roozbeh Sobbi, Maureen A Cox, Mohamed N Ahmed, Michaela Oswald, Ferenc Szekeres, William M Hanes, Andrea Introini, Shu Fang Liu, Nichol E Holodick, Thomas L Rothstein, Cecilia Lövdahl, Sangeeta S Chavan, Huan Yang, Valentin A Pavlov, Kristina Broliden, Ulf Andersson, Betty Diamond, Edmund J Miller, Anders Arner, Peter K Gregersen, Peter H Backx, Tak W Mak, Kevin J Tracey
Blood pressure regulation is known to be maintained by a neuro-endocrine circuit, but whether immune cells contribute to blood pressure homeostasis has not been determined. We previously showed that CD4(+) T lymphocytes that express choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), which catalyzes the synthesis of the vasorelaxant acetylcholine, relay neural signals. Here we show that these CD4(+)CD44(hi)CD62L(lo) T helper cells by gene expression are a distinct T-cell population defined by ChAT (CD4 TChAT). Mice lacking ChAT expression in CD4(+) cells have elevated arterial blood pressure, compared to littermate controls...
October 2016: Nature Biotechnology
Valentina Medici, Dorothy A Kieffer, Noreene M Shibata, Harpreet Chima, Kyoungmi Kim, Angela Canovas, Juan F Medrano, Alma D Islas-Trejo, Kusum K Kharbanda, Kristin Olson, Ruijun J Su, Mohammad S Islam, Raisa Syed, Carl L Keen, Amy Y Miller, John C Rutledge, Charles H Halsted, Janine M LaSalle
Wilson disease (WD), a genetic disorder affecting copper transport, is characterized by hepatic and neurological manifestations with variable and often unpredictable presentation. Global DNA methylation in liver was previously modified by dietary choline in tx-j mice, a spontaneous mutant model of WD. We therefore hypothesized that the WD phenotype and hepatic gene expression of tx-j offspring could be modified by maternal methyl supplementation during pregnancy. In an initial experiment, female tx-j mice or wild type mice were fed control or choline-supplemented diets two weeks prior to mating through embryonic day 17...
September 9, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
A L Dzierlenga, J D Clarke, N J Cherrington
Interindividual variability in drug response in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can be mediated by altered regulation of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters. Among these is the mislocalization of multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP2)/Mrp2 away from the canalicular membrane, which results in decreased transport of MRP2/Mrp2 substrates. The exact mechanism of this mislocalization is unknown, although increased activation of membrane retrieval processes may be one possibility. The current study measures the activation status of various mediators implicated in the active membrane retrieval or insertion of membrane proteins to identify which processes may be important in rodent methionine and choline deficient diet-induced NASH...
November 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Z Zhou, O Bulgari, M Vailati-Riboni, E Trevisi, M A Ballou, F C Cardoso, D N Luchini, J J Loor
The immunometabolic status of peripartal cows is altered due to changes in liver function, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Nutritional management during this physiological state can affect the biological components of immunometabolism. The objectives of this study were to measure concentrations of biomarkers in plasma, liver tissue, and milk, and also polymorphonuclear leukocyte function to assess the immunometabolic status of cows supplemented with rumen-protected methionine (MET) or choline (CHOL). Forty-eight multiparous Holstein cows were used in a randomized complete block design with 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of MET (Smartamine M, Adisseo NA) and CHOL (ReaShure, Balchem Inc...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
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