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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630648/comparative-metabolic-profiling-of-the-lipid-producing-green-microalga-chlorella-reveals-that-nitrogen-and-carbon-metabolic-pathways-contribute-to-lipid-metabolism
#1
Hui Chen, Yanli Zheng, Jiao Zhan, Chenliu He, Qiang Wang
Microalgae are a promising feedstock for biofuel production. Microalgal metabolic pathways are heavily influenced by environmental factors. For instance, lipid metabolism can be induced by nitrogen-limiting conditions. However, the underlying mechanisms of lipid biosynthesis are unclear. In this study, we analyzed the global metabolic profiles of three genetically closely related Chlorella strains (C1, C2, and C3) with significant differences in lipid productivity to identify the contributions of key metabolic pathways to lipid metabolism...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629076/effect-of-acute-and-long-term-administration-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-biochemical-parameters-in-rat-brain
#2
Gabriela K Ferreira, Eria Cardoso, Francieli Silva Vuolo, Letícia Selinger Galant, Monique Michels, Cinara L Gonçalves, Gislaine Tezza Rezin, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Roberto Benavides, Gabriel Alonso-Núñez, Vanessa Moraes Andrade, Emilio L Streck, Marcos Marques da Silva Paula
The present study investigated stress oxidative parameters and activities of enzymes of the energy metabolism in various brain structures. Rats were subjected to acute and long-term administration of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with mean diameters of 10nm and 30nm. Adult (60days old) male Wistar rats received a single intraperitoneal injection (acute administration; 70μg·kg(-1)) or repeated injections once daily for 28days (long-term administration; 70μg·kg(-1)) of saline solution or GNPs (10nm or 30nm). Twenty-four hours after administration of the final dose, the animals were killed and the cerebral structures were isolated for enzyme analysis...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624490/bioenergetics-dysfunction-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening-and-lipid-peroxidation-induced-by-hydrogen-sulfide-as-relevant-pathomechanisms-underlying-the-neurological-dysfunction-characteristic-of-ethylmalonic-encephalopathy
#3
Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Julia Tauana Pletsch, Belisa Parmeggiani, Mateus Grings, Nícolas Manzke Glanzel, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Hydrogen sulfide (sulfide) accumulates at high levels in the brains of patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy (EE). In the present study, we evaluated whether sulfide could disturb energy and redox homeostasis, and induce mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore opening in rat brain aiming to better clarify the neuropathophysiology of EE. Sulfide decreased the activities of citrate synthase and aconitase in rat cerebral cortex mitochondria, and of creatine kinase (CK) in rat cerebral cortex, striatum and hippocampus supernatants...
June 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617434/lispro-mitigates-%C3%AE-amyloid-and-associated-pathologies-in-alzheimer-s-mice
#4
Ahsan Habib, Darrell Sawmiller, Song Li, Yang Xiang, David Rongo, Jun Tian, Huayan Hou, Jin Zeng, Adam Smith, Shengnuo Fan, Brian Giunta, Takashi Mori, Glenn Currier, Douglas Ronald Shytle, Jun Tan
Lithium has been marketed in the United States of America since the 1970s as a treatment for bipolar disorder. More recently, studies have shown that lithium can improve cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the current United States Food and Drug Administration-approved lithium pharmaceutics (carbonate and citrate chemical forms) have a narrow therapeutic window and unstable pharmacokinetics that, without careful monitoring, can cause serious adverse effects. Here, we investigated the safety profile, pharmacokinetics, and therapeutic efficacy of LISPRO (ionic co-crystal of lithium salicylate and l-proline), lithium salicylate, and lithium carbonate (Li2CO3)...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616059/supramolecular-structure-of-dietary-fat-in-early-life-modulates-expression-of-markers-for-mitochondrial-content-and-capacity-in-adipose-tissue-of-adult-mice
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Andrea Kodde, Eline M van der Beek, Esther Phielix, Eefje Engels, Lidewij Schipper, Annemarie Oosting
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that early life nutrition can modulate the development of white adipose tissue and thereby affect the risk on obesity and metabolic disease later in life. For instance, postnatal feeding with a concept infant milk formula with large, phospholipid coated lipid droplets (Concept, Nuturis®), resulted in reduced adiposity in adult mice. The present study investigated whether differences in cell energy metabolism, using markers of mitochondrial content and capacity, may contribute to the observed effects...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605916/identification-and-heterologous-production-of-a-benzoyl-primed-tricarboxylic-acid-polyketide-intermediate-from-the-zaragozic-acid-a-biosynthetic-pathway
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Nicholas Liu, Yiu-Sun Hung, Shu-Shan Gao, Leibniz Hang, Yi Zou, Yit-Heng Chooi, Yi Tang
Zaragozic acid A (1) is a potent cholesterol lowering, polyketide natural product made by various filamentous fungi. The reconstitution of enzymes responsible for the initial steps of the biosynthetic pathway of 1 is accomplished using an engineered fungal heterologous host. These initial steps feature the priming of a benzoic acid starter unit onto a highly reducing polyketide synthase (HRPKS), followed by oxaloacetate extension and product release to generate a tricarboxylic acid containing product 2. The reconstitution studies demonstrated that only three enzymes, HRPKS, citrate synthase, and hydrolase, are needed in A...
June 13, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602674/serum-metabolomic-response-to-exercise-training-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#7
Xiangyang Liu, Yanjun Wang, Rui Gao, Ying Xing, Xiaomiao Li, Zhengjun Wang
Chronic aerobic exercise training exhibits blood pressure protective effects, but the mechanism in metabolic level remains largely unclear. This study aims to investigate the effect of exercise training from serum metabolic profiles on the development of hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Exercise training was performed, and the serum metabolites were measured by integrating gas chromatography-mass spectrometer and correlation-based network analysis. After a period of 6 weeks of chronic aerobic exercise training, systolic blood pressure was significant lower in the exercise training group (SHR + EX) rats than the control group (SHR)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597977/identification-of-the-missing-mitochondrial-methyltransferase-of-citrate-synthase
#8
Iris Finkemeier
Read the Original article at doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12649.
June 9, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592294/exercise-in-claudicants-increase-or-decrease-walking-ability-and-the-response-relates-to-mitochondrial-function
#9
Michel van Schaardenburgh, Martin Wohlwend, Øivind Rognmo, Erney J R Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Exercise of patients with intermittent claudication improves walking performance. Exercise does not usually increase blood flow, but seems to increase muscle mitochondrial enzyme activities. Although exercise is beneficial in most patients, it might be harmful in some. The mitochondrial response to exercise might therefore differ between patients. Our hypothesis was that changes in walking performance relate to changes in mitochondrial function after 8 weeks of exercise. At a subgroup level, negative responders decrease and positive responders increase mitochondrial capacity...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591158/mitochondrial-function-of-immune-cells-in-septic-shock-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
#10
Tobias M Merz, Adriano J Pereira, Roger Schürch, Joerg C Schefold, Stephan M Jakob, Jukka Takala, Siamak Djafarzadeh
BACKGROUND: Reduced cellular ATP synthesis due to impaired mitochondrial function of immune cells may be a factor influencing the immune response in septic shock. We investigate changes in mitochondrial function and bioenergetics of human monocytes and lymphocyte subsets. METHODS: Thirty patients with septic shock were studied at ICU admission, after 24 and 48 hours, and after resolution of shock. Enzymatic activities of citrate synthase and mitochondrial complexes I, IV, and ATP synthase and ATP content of monocytes, T-cells and B-cells and pro-inflammatory (IL-1β and IL-6) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokine plasma concentrations were compared to samples from 20 healthy volunteers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582408/proteome-wide-profiling-of-protein-lysine-acetylation-in-aspergillus-flavus
#11
Yangyong Lv
Protein lysine acetylation is a prevalent post-translational modification that plays pivotal roles in various biological processes in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Aspergillus flavus, as an aflatoxin-producing fungus, has attracted tremendous attention due to its health impact on agricultural commodities. Here, we performed the first lysine-acetylome mapping in this filamentous fungus using immune-affinity-based purification integrated with high-resolution mass spectrometry. Overall, we identified 1383 lysine-acetylation sites in 652 acetylated proteins, which account for 5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580772/exercise-training-increases-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-volume-density-by-enlargement-of-existing-mitochondria-and-not-de-novo-biogenesis
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Anne-Kristine Meinild Lundby, Robert A Jacobs, Saskia Gehrig, Jeroen de Leur, Moritz Hauser, Thomas C Bonne, Daniela Flück, Sune Dandanell, Niels Kirk, Andreas Kaech, Urs Ziegler, Steen Larsen, Carsten Lundby
AIMS: 1) determine whether exercise induced increases in muscle mitochondrial volume density (MitoVD ) is related to enlargement of existing mitochondria or de novo biogenesis, 2) establish if measures of mitochondrial-specific enzymatic activities are valid biomarkers for exercise induced increases in MitoVD . METHOD: Skeletal muscle samples were collected from twenty-one healthy males prior to and following 6 weeks of endurance training. Transmission electron microscopy was used for estimation of mitochondrial densities and profiles...
June 5, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577518/development-of-transgenic-pigeonpea-cajanus-cajan-l-millsp-overexpressing-citrate-synthase-gene-for-high-phosphorus-uptake
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Aftab Aftab Hussain, I S Pavithra, Rohini Sreevathsa, K N Nataraja, Naveen Babu
Plants have developed several adaptive strategies to enhance the availability and uptake of phosphorus (P) from the soil under conditions of P deficiency. Exudation of organic acids like citrate is one of the important strategies. In this study, we developed transgenic pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) over-expressing Dacus carota citrate synthase (DcCs) gene to increase the synthesis and exudation of citrate. Transgenic plants were generated through agro bacterium mediated in-planta transformation technique. Integration and expression of the transgene was confirmed by genomic Southern and RT-PCR analysis...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576408/browning-effects-of-epicatechin-on-adipocytes-and-white-adipose-tissue
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Claudia Elena Varela, Alonso Rodriguez, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Patricia Mendoza-Lorenzo, Christina Mansour, Guillermo Ceballos, Francisco Villarreal, Israel Ramirez-Sanchez
In this study, we demonstrate that (-)-epicatechin (Epi), a cacao flavanol, induces the browning of fat by promoting mitochondrial biogenesis, enhancing indicators of mitochondrial structure and function, increasing fatty acid metabolism and upregulating the expression of brown adipose tissue-specific proteins in a high-fat diet mouse model of obesity and in cultured human adipocytes. Epi treatment significantly improved mitochondrial function, as measured by citrate synthase activity, and also reduced protein acetylation of total and specific regulators in both adipose tissue and human adipocytes...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565994/the-effects-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-behavior-apoptosis-and-nitro-oxidative-stress-in-offspring-wistar-rats
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Oana-Ofelia Dănilă, Alexandra Sevastre Berghian, Vlad Dionisie, Dan Gheban, Diana Olteanu, Flaviu Tabaran, Ioana Baldea, Gabriel Katona, Bianca Moldovan, Simona Clichici, Luminita David, Gabriela Adriana Filip
AIM: To investigate the comparative effects of prenatal exposure to silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) functionalized with citrate and polyphenols on spatial cognition and also on nitro-oxidative stress and apoptosis in the hippocampus and cerebellum of offsprings. MATERIALS & METHODS: Pregnant Wistar rats were orally administered substances from day 10 of gestation until day 21. Six weeks postpartum, six male offsprings from each group were used for behavioral evaluation and determination of oxidative stress and apoptosis...
June 1, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556428/identification-of-tissue-specific-transcriptional-markers-of-caloric-restriction-in-the-mouse-and-their-use-to-evaluate-caloric-restriction-mimetics
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Jamie L Barger, James M Vann, Nicole L Cray, Thomas D Pugh, Angela Mastaloudis, Shelly N Hester, Steven M Wood, Michael A Newton, Richard Weindruch, Tomas A Prolla
Caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition has been shown to retard several aspects of the aging process and to extend lifespan in different species. There is strong interest in the identification of CR mimetics (CRMs), compounds that mimic the beneficial effects of CR on lifespan and healthspan without restriction of energy intake. Identification of CRMs in mammals is currently inefficient due to the lack of screening tools. We have performed whole-genome transcriptional profiling of CR in seven mouse strains (C3H/HeJ, CBA/J, DBA/2J, B6C3F1/J, 129S1/SvImJ, C57BL/6J, and BALB/cJ) in white adipose tissue (WAT), gastrocnemius muscle, heart, and brain neocortex...
May 26, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550409/lipid-droplets-accumulation-and-other-biochemical-changes-induced-in-the-fungal-pathogen-ustilago-maydis-under-nitrogen-starvation
#17
Lucero Romero Aguilar, Juan Pablo Pardo, Mónica Montero Lomelí, Oscar Ivan Luqueño Bocardo, Marco A Juárez Oropeza, Guadalupe Guerra Sánchez
In many organisms, the growth under nitrogen-deprivation or a poor nitrogen source impacts on the carbon flow distribution and causes accumulation of neutral lipids, which are stored as lipid droplets (LDs). Efforts are in progress to find the mechanism of LDs synthesis and degradation, and new organisms capable of accumulating large amounts of lipids for biotechnological applications. In this context, when Ustilago maydis was cultured in the absence of a nitrogen source, there was a large accumulation of lipid bodies containing mainly triacylglycerols...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547918/exercise-with-weight-loss-improves-adipose-tissue-and-skeletal-muscle-markers-of-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women
#18
Heidi K Ortmeyer, Andrew P Goldberg, Alice S Ryan
OBJECTIVE: The effects of 6-month weight loss (WL) versus aerobic exercise training (AEX)+WL on fat and skeletal muscle markers of fatty acid metabolism were determined in normal (NGT) and impaired (IGT) glucose tolerant African-American and Caucasian postmenopausal women with overweight/obesity. METHODS: Fat (gluteal and abdominal) lipoprotein lipase (LPL), skeletal muscle LPL, acyl-CoA synthase (ACS), ß-hydroxacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT-1), and citrate synthase (CS) activities were measured at baseline (n = 104) and before and after WL (n = 34) and AEX+WL (n = 37)...
May 26, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542252/metabolic-flux-analysis-of-heterotrophic-growth-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#19
Nanette R Boyle, Neelanjan Sengupta, John A Morgan
Despite the wealth of knowledge available for C. reinhardtii, the central metabolic fluxes of growth on acetate have not yet been determined. In this study, 13C-metabolic flux analysis (13C-MFA) was used to determine and quantify the metabolic pathways of primary metabolism in C. reinhardtii cells grown under heterotrophic conditions with acetate as the sole carbon source. Isotopic labeling patterns of compartment specific biomass derived metabolites were used to calculate the fluxes. It was found that acetate is ligated with coenzyme A in the three subcellular compartments (cytosol, mitochondria and plastid) included in the model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529047/bezafibrate-prevents-mitochondrial-dysfunction-antioxidant-system-disturbance-glial-reactivity-and-neuronal-damage-induced-by-sulfite-administration-in-striatum-of-rats-implications-for-a-possible-therapeutic-strategy-for-sulfite-oxidase-deficiency
#20
Mateus Grings, Alana Pimentel Moura, Belisa Parmeggiani, Julia Tauna Pletsch, Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Pauline Maciel August, Cristiane Matté, Angela T S Wyse, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Sulfite accumulates in tissues of patients affected by sulfite oxidase (SO) deficiency, a neurometabolic disease characterized by seizures and progressive encephalopathy, often resulting in early death. We investigated the effects of sulfite on mitochondrial function, antioxidant system, glial reactivity and neuronal damage in rat striatum, as well as the potential protective effects of bezafibrate on sulfite-induced toxicity. Thirty-day-old rats were intrastriatally administered with sulfite (2μmol) or NaCl (2μmol; control) and euthanized 30min after injection for evaluation of biochemical parameters and western blotting, or 7days after injection for analysis of glial reactivity and neuronal damage...
May 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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