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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812165/methane-enhances-aluminum-resistance-in-alfalfa-seedlings-by-reducing-aluminum-accumulation-and-reestablishing-redox-homeostasis
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Weiti Cui, Hong Cao, Ping Yao, Jincheng Pan, Quan Gu, Sheng Xu, Ren Wang, Zhaozeng Ouyang, Qingya Wang, Wenbiao Shen
Methane (CH4) is emerging as a candidate of signal molecule recently. However, whether or how CH4 enhances plant adaptation to aluminum (Al)-contaminated environment is still unknown. In this report, the physiological roles and possible molecular mechanisms of CH4 in the modulation of Al toxicity in alfalfa seedlings were characterized. Our results showed that, CH4 pretreatment could alleviate Al-induced seedling growth inhibition and redox imbalance. The defensive effects of CH4 against Al toxicity including the remission of Al-induced root elongation inhibition, nutrient disorder, and relative electrolyte leakage...
August 15, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807823/dietary-supplementation-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-counteracts-age-related-alterations-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-brain-of-old-rats
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Luigi Nicassio, Flavio Fracasso, Giuseppe Sirago, Clara Musicco, Anna Picca, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Palmiro Cantatore, Maria Nicola Gadaleta, Vito Pesce
We previously reported the ability of dietary supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) to prevent age-related decreases of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and liver of old rats. Here, we investigate the effects of ALCAR supplementation in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum of old rats by analyzing several parameters linked to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant defenses. We measured the level of the coactivators PGC-1α and PGC-1β and of the factors regulating mitochondrial biogenesis, finding an age-related decrease of PGC-1β, whereas PGC-1α level was unvaried...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807550/decreased-gene-expression-of-fatty-acid-binding-protein-3-in-the-atrium-of-patients-with-new-onset-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-cardiac-perioperative-phase
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Yasushige Shingu, Takashi Yokota, Shingo Takada, Haruki Niwano, Tomonori Ooka, Hiroki Katoh, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) frequently occurs after cardiac surgery. However, the mechanisms of POAF have not been fully elucidated. We aimed to examine whether pre-operative atrial gene expression related to cardiac metabolism is changed in patients with POAF. METHODS: Right atrial tissue was obtained during surgery from 38 patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 2013 to 2015. Atrial expression levels were determined by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for the following genes: glucose transporter type 4, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α, fatty acid translocase, carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1B, and fatty acid binding protein 3 (FABP3)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798690/risk-of-myopathy-in-patients-in-therapy-with-statins-identification-of-biological-markers-in-a-pilot-study
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Giulia M Camerino, Olimpia Musumeci, Elena Conte, Kejla Musaraj, Adriano Fonzino, Emanuele Barca, Marco Marino, Carmelo Rodolico, Domenico Tricarico, Claudia Camerino, Maria R Carratù, Jean-François Desaphy, Annamaria De Luca, Antonio Toscano, Sabata Pierno
Statin therapy may induce skeletal muscle damage ranging from myalgia to severe rhabdomyolysis. Our previous preclinical studies showed that statin treatment in rats involves the reduction of skeletal muscle ClC-1 chloride channel expression and related chloride conductance (gCl). An increase of the activity of protein kinase C theta (PKC theta) isoform, able to inactivate ClC-1, may contribute to destabilize sarcolemma excitability. These effects can be detrimental for muscle function leading to drug-induced myopathy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783246/the-effect-of-carabrone-on-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-complexes-in-gaeumannomyces-graminis
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Mei Wang, Lanying Wang, Lirong Han, Xing Zhang, Juntao Feng
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of carabrone on mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes in Gaeumannomyces graminis to identify carabrone targets. METHODS AND RESULTS: The influence of carabrone on mitochondria in G. graminis mycelia was determined and the activity of complexes I-V, citrate synthase, and respiratory chain complexes I+III and II+III was evaluated following treatment with 30% effective concentration (EC30 ) as well as EC50 and EC70 of carabrone for 0, 6, 12 and 24 h...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765264/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-exercise-training-in-adipose-tissue-do-not-require-fgf21
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Jay Wayne Porter, Joe Lee Rowles, Justin A Fletcher, Terese M Zidon, Nathan C Winn, Leighton T McCabe, Young-Min Park, James W Perfield, John P Thyfault, R Scott Rector, Jaume Padilla, Victoria Vieira-Potter
Exercise enhances insulin sensitivity; it also improves adipocyte metabolism and reduces adipose tissue inflammation through poorly-defined mechanisms. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a pleiotropic hormone-like protein whose insulin-sensitizing properties are predominantly mediated via receptor signaling in adipose tissue (AT). Recently, FGF21 has also been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory properties. Meanwhile, an association between exercise and increased circulating FGF21 levels has been reported in some, but not all studies...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755262/physicochemical-and-microbial-responses-of-streptomyces-natalensis-hw-2-to-fungal-elicitor
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Dahong Wang, Lanlan Wei, Ying Zhang, Mengjuan Zhang, Shaobin Gu
The effects of fungal elicitor on the physicochemical and microbial responses of Streptomyces natalensis HW-2 were investigated. The results showed that the elicitor could decrease dry cell weight (DCW) by 17.7% and increase the utilization of glucose, while the curve of pH was not obviously altered. The elicitor enhanced the yield of natamycin from 1.33 to 2.49 g/L. The morphology of the colony and the mycelium treated with elicitor showed significant differences from that of control. The level of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) increased to 333...
July 28, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743924/structure-of-chorismate-mutase-like-domain-of-dahps-from-bacillus-subtilis-complexed-with-novel-inhibitor-reveals-conformational-plasticity-of-active-site
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Shivendra Pratap, Aditya Dev, Vijay Kumar, Ravi Yadav, Manju Narwal, Shailly Tomar, Pravindra Kumar
3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate-synthase (DAHPS) is the first enzyme of the shikimate pathway and is responsible for the synthesis of aromatic amino acids in microorganisms. This pathway is an attractive target for antimicrobial drugs. In Bacillus subtilis, the N-terminal domain of the bifunctional DAHPS enzyme belongs to an AroQ class of chorismate mutase and is functionally homologous to the downstream AroH class chorismate mutase. This is the first structure of chorismate mutase, AroQ (BsCM_2) enzyme from Bacillus subtilis in complex with citrate and chlorogenic acid at 1...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741661/effect-of-dietary-resveratrol-supplementation-on-meat-quality-muscle-antioxidative-capacity-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-of-broilers
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Cheng Zhang, Lei Yang, Xiaohui Zhao, Xingyong Chen, Li Wang, Zhaoyu Geng
BACKGROUND: The naturally occurring polyphenol resveratrol has been acknowledged with many beneficial biological effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of dietary resveratrol supplementation on meat quality, muscle antioxidative capacity and mitochondrial biogenesis of broilers. One hundred and eighty 21-d-old male Cobb broilers were randomly assigned to two groups and fed on a 0 mg kg(-1) or 400 mg kg(-1) resveratrol-supplemented diet for 21 d. Then, chickens were slaughtered and pectoralis major muscle (PM) samples were collected for analysis...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730835/the-effect-of-very-low-calorie-diet-on-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-and-peripheral-monocytes-of-obese-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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M Urbanová, M Mráz, V Ďurovcová, P Trachta, J Kloučková, P Kaválková, D Haluzíková, Z Lacinová, H Hansíková, L Wenchich, M Kršek, M Haluzík
Mitochondrial dysfunction is a potentially important player in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We investigated the changes of mRNA expression of genes encoding main enzymatic complexes of mitochondrial respiratory chain in subcutaneous adipose tissue (SCAT) and peripheral monocytes (PM) of 11 subjects with simple obesity (OB), 16 obese patients with T2DM and 17 healthy lean subjects (C) before and after very low-calorie diet (VLCD) using quantitative real time PCR...
July 18, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727827/diversity-and-phylogenetic-relationships-among-bartonella-strains-from-thai-bats
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Clifton D McKee, Michael Y Kosoy, Ying Bai, Lynn M Osikowicz, Richard Franka, Amy T Gilbert, Sumalee Boonmar, Charles E Rupprecht, Leonard F Peruski
Bartonellae are phylogenetically diverse, intracellular bacteria commonly found in mammals. Previous studies have demonstrated that bats have a high prevalence and diversity of Bartonella infections globally. Isolates (n = 42) were obtained from five bat species in four provinces of Thailand and analyzed using sequences of the citrate synthase gene (gltA). Sequences clustered into seven distinct genogroups; four of these genogroups displayed similarity with Bartonella spp. sequences from other bats in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727056/effects-of-protein-and-fat-concentration-in-coproduct-based-growing-calf-diets-on-adipogenic-and-lipogenic-gene-expression-blood-metabolites-and-carcass-composition
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J R Segers, J J Loor, S J Moisá, D Gonzalez, D W Shike
Crossbred calves ( = 30; age = 95 ± 1.7 d; BW = 179 ± 18 kg) were fed 1 of 5 growing diets: 1) corn-based control, 2) low-fat, low-protein coproduct blend, 3) high-fat, low-protein coproduct blend, 4) low-fat, high-protein coproduct blend, and 5) high-fat, high-protein coproduct blend for 112 d (growing phase) followed by a common corn-based finishing diet (additional 112 d; finishing phase). Calves were biopsied at 0, 112, and 224 d for transcriptional analysis via real-time quantitative PCR of 14 genes associated with adipogenesis and lipogenesis within the muscle...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726269/previous-physical-exercise-alters-the-hepatic-profile-of-oxidative-inflammatory-status-and-limits-the-secondary-brain-damage-induced-by-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Mauro Robson Torres de Castro, Ana Paula de Oliveira Ferreira, Guilherme Lago Busanello, Luís Roberto Hart da Silva, Mauro Eduardo Porto da Silveira Junior, Fernando da Silva Fiorin, Gabriela Arrifano, Maria Elena Crespo-López, Rômulo Pillon Barcelos, María J Cuevas, Guilherme Bresciani, Javier González-Gallego, Michele Rechia Fighera, Luiz Fernando Freire Royes
KEY POINTS: An early inflammatory response and oxidative stress are implicated in the signal transduction that alters both hepatic redox status and mitochondrial function after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Peripheral oxidative/inflammatory responses contribute to neuronal dysfunction after TBI Exercise training alters the profile of oxidative-inflammatory status in liver and protects against acute hyperglycaemia and a cerebral inflammatory response after TBI. Approaches such as exercise training, which attenuates neuronal damage after TBI, may have therapeutic potential through modulation of responses by metabolic organs...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723843/no-superior-adaptations-to-carbohydrate-periodization-in-elite-endurance-athletes
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Kasper Degn Gejl, Line Thams, Mette Hansen, Torben Rokkedal-Lausch, Peter Plomgaard, Lars Nybo, Filip J Larsen, Daniele A Cardinale, Kurt Jensen, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Kristian Vissing, Niels Ørtenblad
PURPOSE: The present study investigated the effects of periodic CHO restriction on endurance performance and metabolic markers in elite endurance athletes. METHODS: Twenty-six male elite endurance athletes (VO2max: 65.0 ml O2[BULLET OPERATOR]kg[BULLET OPERATOR]min) completed 4 weeks of regular endurance training, while matched and randomized into two groups training with (Low) or without (High) carbohydrate (CHO) manipulation three days a week. The CHO manipulation days consisted of a 1-hr high intensity bike session in the morning, recovery for 7 hrs while consuming isocaloric diets containing either high CHO (414±2...
July 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722676/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-virulent-and-avirulent-strains-of-toxoplasma-gondii-reveals-strain-specific-patterns
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Dong-Hui Zhou, Ze-Xiang Wang, Chun-Xue Zhou, Shuai He, Hany M Elsheikha, Xing-Quan Zhu
Research exploring the proteome of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts has gained momentum over the past few years. However, little is known about the oocyst's protein repertoires that contribute to differential virulence among T. gondii strains. Here, we used isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation-based proteomic analysis of oocysts of two T. gondii strains exhibiting the virulent PYS (ToxoDB#9) phenotype versus the less virulent PRU (Type II, ToxoDB#1) phenotype. Our aim was to determine protein expression patterns that contribute to the virulence of a particular phenotype...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715871/improvement-of-mitochondrial-function-by-celastrol-in-palmitate-treated-c2c12-myotubes-via-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Mohamad Hafizi Abu Bakar, Joo Shun Tan
Compelling evidences posited that high level of saturated fatty acid gives rise to mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation in the development of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. Celastrol is a pentacyclic triterpenoid derived from the root extracts of Tripterygium wilfordii that possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties in a number of animal models with metabolic diseases. However, the cellular mechanistic action of celastrol in alleviating obesity-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle remains largely unknown...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715403/improving-strength-power-muscle-aerobic-capacity-and-glucose-tolerance-through-short-term-progressive-strength-training-among-elderly-people
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Eva A Andersson, Per Frank, Marjan Pontén, Björn Ekblom, Maria Ekblom, Marcus Moberg, Kent Sahlin
This protocol describes the simultaneous use of a broad span of methods to examine muscle aerobic capacity, glucose tolerance, strength, and power in elderly people performing short-term resistance training (RET). Supervised progressive resistance training for 1 h three times a week over 8 weeks was performed by RET participants (71±1 years, range 65-80). Compared to a control group without training, the RET showed improvements on the measures used to indicate strength, power, glucose tolerance, and several parameters of muscle aerobic capacity...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712868/salicylates-promote-mitochondrial-biogenesis-by-regulating-the-expression-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-murine-3t3-l1-pre-adipocytes
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Yimin Yan, Xiaohong Yang, Tao Zhao, Yi Zou, Rui Li, Yancheng Xu
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. Decreased mitochondrial density and mitochondrial copy numbers have been found in insulin-resistant individuals. Restoration of the number of mitochondria and normal mitochondrial function has become an important therapeutic target of diabetes. Salicylate, the main active ingredient in aspirin, has been in medicinal use since ancient times. Little information regarding the effects of salicylate on mitochondrial function has been reported...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687361/combined-effects-of-diets-and-temperature-on-mitochondrial-function-growth-and-nutrient-efficiency-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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Jonathan C Eya, Rodrigue Yossa, Dayan Perera, Olasupo Okubajo, Ann Gannam
A 4×3 factorial experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of two dietary protein sources (mixed fishmeal/plant protein-, and plant protein- based diet), two dietary lipid levels (10% and 20%) and three water temperatures (10°C, 14°C, and 18°C) on the growth performance, nutrient utilization efficiencies and mitochondrial enzyme complex activities in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (average weight±SD, 39.5±5g) over a 180day rearing period. At the end of the experiment, weight gain (WG), condition factor (CF), and feed efficiency (FE) were significantly affected by diet×temperature interaction (P<0...
July 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686056/proteomic-profile-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-after-eupomatenoid-5-induction-reveals-potential-drug-targets
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Luciana D Ghiraldi-Lopes, Paula Az Campanerut-Sá, Jean E Meneguello, Flávio Av Seixas, Mariana A Lopes-Ortiz, Regiane Bl Scodro, Claudia Ta Pires, Rosi Z da Silva, Vera Ld Siqueira, Celso V Nakamura, Rosilene F Cardoso
AIM: We investigated a proteome profile, protein-protein interaction and morphological changes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis after different times of eupomatenoid-5 (EUP-5) induction to evaluate the cellular response to the drug-induced damages. METHODS: The bacillus was induced to sub-minimal inhibitory concentration of EUP-5 at 12 h, 24 h and 48 h. The proteins were separated by 2D gel electrophoresis, identified by LC/MS-MS. Scanning electron microscopy and Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes/Proteins analyses were performed...
August 2017: Future Microbiology
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