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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409773/the-making-of-a-mammalian-peroxisome-version-2-0-mitochondria-get-into-the-mix
#1
Michael Schrader, Luca Pellegrini
A recent report from the Laboratory of Heidi McBride (McGill University) presents a role for mitochondria in the de novo biogenesis of peroxisomes in mammalian cells. Peroxisomes are essential organelles responsible for a wide variety of biochemical functions, from the generation of bile to plasmalogen synthesis, reduction of peroxides, and the oxidation of very-long-chain fatty acids. Like mitochondria, peroxisomes proliferate primarily through growth and division of pre-existing peroxisomes. However, unlike mitochondria, peroxisomes do not fuse; further, and perhaps most importantly, they can also be born de novo, a process thought to occur through the generation of pre-peroxisomal vesicles that originate from the endoplasmic reticulum...
April 14, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409465/peroxisomal-membrane-and-matrix-protein-import-using-a-semi-intact-mammalian-cell-system
#2
Kanji Okumoto, Masanori Honsho, Yuqiong Liu, Yukio Fujiki
Peroxisomes are essential intracellular organelles that catalyze a number of essential metabolic pathways including β-oxidation of very long chain fatty acids, synthesis of plasmalogen, bile acids, and generation and degradation of hydrogen peroxide. These peroxisomal functions are accomplished by strictly and spatiotemporally regulated compartmentalization of the enzymes catalyzing these reactions. Defects in peroxisomal protein import result in inherited peroxisome biogenesis disorders in humans. Peroxisomal matrix and membrane proteins are synthesized on free ribosomes and transported to peroxisomes in a manner dependent on their specific targeting signals and their receptors...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409451/analysis-of-plasmalogen-synthesis-in-cultured-cells
#3
Masanori Honsho, Yukio Fujiki
Plasmalogen synthesis can be analyzed by metabolic labeling, followed by the separation of ethanolamine plasmalogens from glycerophospholipids on one-dimensional thin-layer chromatography. The vinyl-ether bond of plasmalogens is acid-labile, which allows separating plasmalogens as 2-acyl-glycerophospholipids from diacyl-glycerophospholipids.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389203/preferential-binding-of-inorganic-mercury-to-specific-lipid-classes-and-its-competition-with-cadmium
#4
Evan Kerek, Mohamed Hassanin, Wenzhou Zhang, Elmar J Prenner
Upon uptake of Hg and Cd into living systems, possible targets for metal induced toxicity include the membranes surrounding nervous, cardiovascular and renal cells. To further our understanding of the interactions of Hg and Cd with different lipid structures under physiologically relevant chloride and pH conditions (100 mM NaCl pH 7.4), we used fluorescence spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering to monitor changes in membrane fluidity and phase transition and liposome size. The metal effects were studied on zwitterionic, cationic and anionic lipids to elucidate electrostatically driven metal-lipid interactions...
April 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370438/differential-activities-of-peroxisomes-along-the-mouse-intestinal-epithelium
#5
Petruta L Morvay, Myriam Baes, Paul P Van Veldhoven
The presence of peroxisomes in mammalian intestine has been revealed formerly by catalase staining combined with electron microscopy. Despite the central role of intestine in lipid uptake and the established importance of peroxisomes in different lipid-related pathways, few data are available on the physiological role of peroxisomes in intestinal metabolism, more specifically, α-, β-oxidation, and etherlipid synthesis. Hence, the peroxisomal compartment was analyzed in more detail in mouse intestine. On the basis of immunohistochemistry, the organelles are mainly confined to the epithelial cells...
March 29, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323950/breaking-up-prolonged-sitting-alters-the-postprandial-plasma-lipidomic-profile-of-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#6
Megan S Grace, Paddy C Dempsey, Parneet Sethi, Piyushkumar A Mundra, Natalie A Mellett, Jacquelyn M Weir, Neville Owen, David W Dunstan, Peter J Meikle, Bronwyn A Kingwell
Context: Postprandial dysmetabolism in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is exacerbated by prolonged sitting, and may trigger inflammation and oxidative stress. It is unknown what impact countermeasures to prolonged sitting have on the postprandial lipidome. Objective: In this study, we investigated the effects of regular interruptions to sitting, compared to prolonged sitting, on the postprandial plasma lipidome. Design: Randomized cross-over experimental trial...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297799/-a-serum-lipidomic-study-of-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#7
R X Yang, C X Hu, Y Q Mi, W L Sun, G Y Chen, Q Pan, F Shen, G W Xu, J G Fan
Objective: To investigate the serum lipidomic profile in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and to analyze the lipid metabolism characteristics of NAFLD. Methods: The subjects were divided into control group (23 patients) and pathologically confirmed NAFLD group (42 patients), and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was used to measure serum lipidomic metabolites. The partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) model was established to analyze the differences in lipid metabolism with reference to the univariate analysis...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292831/reduction-of-ether-type-glycerophospholipids-plasmalogens-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-leading-to-microglial-activation
#8
Md Shamim Hossain, Yuichi Abe, Fatma Ali, Mohammed Youssef, Masanori Honsho, Yukio Fujiki, Toshihiko Katafuchi
Neuroinflammation characterized by activation of glial cells is observed in various neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the reduction of ether-type glycerophospholipids, plasmalogens (Pls), in the brain is reported in AD patients, the mechanism of the reduction and its impact on neuroinflammation remained elusive. In the present study, we found for the first time that various inflammatory stimuli reduced Pls levels in murine glial cells via NF-κB activation, which then downregulated a Pls-synthesizing enzyme, glycerone phosphate O-acyltransferase (Gnpat) through increased c-Myc recruitment onto the Gnpat promoter...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292473/placental-dimethyl-acetal-fatty-acid-derivatives-are-elevated-in-preeclampsia
#9
M Brien, L Berthiaume, I Rudkowska, P Julien, J F Bilodeau
Preeclampsia (PE) was shown to affect the placental content and the transfer of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to the fetus. Plasmalogens, a type of phospholipids with a vinyl-ether link at the sn-1 position, play an antioxidant role and are specifically enriched in PUFA at the sn-2 position. In this study, we characterized plasmalogen-derived dimethyl acetal (DMA) fatty acid derivatives, 16:0 DMA, 18:0 DMA, 9c-/11c-18:1 DMA and PUFA in the placenta of normotensive (n = 20) and PE (n = 20) pregnancies, according to the sampling site: peri-insertion or periphery...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272479/plasmalogen-biosynthesis-is-spatiotemporally-regulated-by-sensing-plasmalogens-in-the-inner-leaflet-of-plasma-membranes
#10
Masanori Honsho, Yuichi Abe, Yukio Fujiki
Alkenyl ether phospholipids are a major sub-class of ethanolamine- and choline-phospholipids in which a long chain fatty alcohol is attached at the sn-1 position through a vinyl ether bond. Biosynthesis of ethanolamine-containing alkenyl ether phospholipids, plasmalogens, is regulated by modulating the stability of fatty acyl-CoA reductase 1 (Far1) in a manner dependent on the level of cellular plasmalogens. However, precise molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of plasmalogen synthesis remain poorly understood...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259590/efficacy-and-blood-plasmalogen-changes-by-oral-administration-of-plasmalogen-in-patients-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#11
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Takehiko Fujino, Tatsuo Yamada, Takashi Asada, Yoshio Tsuboi, Chikako Wakana, Shiro Mawatari, Suminori Kono
BACKGROUND: Plasmalogens (Pls) reportedly decreased in postmortem brain and in the blood of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently we showed that intraperitoneal administration of Pls improved cognitive function in experimental animals. In the present trial, we tested the efficacy of oral administration of scallop-derived purified Pls with respect to cognitive function and blood Pls changes in patients with mild AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: The study was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 24weeks...
March 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202633/regional-changes-in-cns-and-retinal-glycerophospholipid-profiles-with-age-a-molecular-blueprint
#12
Blake R Hopiavuori, Martin-Paul Agbaga, Richard S Brush, Michael T Sullivan, William E Sonntag, Robert E Anderson
We present here a quantitative molecular blueprint of the three major glycerophospholipid (GPL) classes, phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylserine (PS), and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), in retina and six regions of the brain in C57Bl6 mice at 2, 10, and 26 months of age. We found an age-related increase in molecular species containing saturated and monoenoic FAs and an overall decrease in the longer-chain PUFA molecular species across brain regions, with loss of DHA-containing molecular species as the most consistent and dramatic finding...
April 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185807/specific-circulating-phospholipids-acylcarnitines-amino-acids-and-biogenic-amines-are-aerobic-exercise-markers
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Thomas K Felder, Susanne Ring-Dimitriou, Simon Auer, Selma M Soyal, Ludmilla Kedenko, Mark Rinnerthaler, Janne Cadamuro, Elisabeth Haschke-Becher, Elmar Aigner, Bernhard Paulweber, Wolfgang Patsch
OBJECTIVES: Regular aerobic exercise provides beneficial effects on human health and reduces all-cause mortality. Aerobic exercise has profound metabolic effects, and specific metabolites may reflect physiological changes. We aimed to identify endogenous metabolites that distinguish the trained from the untrained state to increase the spectrum of analytes amenable for hypothesis testing and to expand understanding of putative beneficial pathways. DESIGN: Cross sectional laboratory repeated measures study...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167298/diabetes-alters-myelin-lipid-profile-in-rat-cerebral-cortex-protective-effects-of-dihydroprogesterone
#14
Gaia Cermenati, Silvia Giatti, Matteo Audano, Marzia Pesaresi, Roberto Spezzano, Donatella Caruso, Nico Mitro, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Due to the emerging association of diabetes with several psychiatric and neurodegenerative events, the evaluation of the effects of this pathology on the brain function has now a high priority in biomedical research. In particular, the effects of diabetes on myelin compartment have been poorly taken into consideration. To this purpose, we performed a deep lipidomic analysis of cortical myelin in the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model. In male rats three months of diabetes induced an extensive alterations in levels of phosphatidylcholines and phosphatidylethanolamines (the main species present in myelin membranes), plasmalogens as well as phosphatidylinositols and phosphatidylserines...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152600/unbiased-metabolite-profiling-of-schizophrenia-fibroblasts-under-stressful-perturbations-reveals-dysregulation-of-plasmalogens-and-phosphatidylcholines
#15
Joanne H Huang, Hyoungjun Park, Jonathan Iaconelli, Shaunna S Berkovitch, Bradley Watmuff, Donna McPhie, Dost Öngür, Bruce M Cohen, Clary B Clish, Rakesh Karmacharya
We undertook an unbiased metabolite profiling of fibroblasts from schizophrenia patients and healthy controls to identify metabolites and pathways that are dysregulated in disease, seeking to gain new insights into the disease biology of schizophrenia and to discover potential disease-related biomarkers. We measured polar and nonpolar metabolites in the fibroblasts under normal conditions and under two stressful physiological perturbations: growth in low-glucose media and exposure to the steroid hormone dexamethasone...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129423/novel-pex11b-mutations-extend-the-peroxisome-biogenesis-disorder-14b-phenotypic-spectrum-and-underscore-congenital-cataract-as-an-early-feature
#16
Rachel L Taylor, Mark T Handley, Sarah Waller, Christopher Campbell, Jill Urquhart, Alison M Meynert, Jamie M Ellingford, Deirdre Donnelly, Gisela Wilcox, I Chris Lloyd, Helen Mundy, David R FitzPatrick, Charu Deshpande, Jill Clayton-Smith, Graeme C Black
Purpose: Peroxisomes perform complex metabolic and catabolic functions essential for normal growth and development. Mutations in 14 genes cause a spectrum of peroxisomal disease in humans. Most recently, PEX11B was associated with an atypical peroxisome biogenesis disorder (PBD) in a single individual. In this study, we identify further PEX11B cases and delineate associated phenotypes. Methods: Probands from three families underwent next generation sequencing (NGS) for diagnosis of a multisystem developmental disorder...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108526/vaps-and-acbd5-tether-peroxisomes-to-the-er-for-peroxisome-maintenance-and-lipid-homeostasis
#17
Rong Hua, Derrick Cheng, Étienne Coyaud, Spencer Freeman, Erminia Di Pietro, Yuqing Wang, Adriano Vissa, Christopher M Yip, Gregory D Fairn, Nancy Braverman, John H Brumell, William S Trimble, Brian Raught, Peter K Kim
Lipid exchange between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and peroxisomes is necessary for the synthesis and catabolism of lipids, the trafficking of cholesterol, and peroxisome biogenesis in mammalian cells. However, how lipids are exchanged between these two organelles is not understood. In this study, we report that the ER-resident VAMP-associated proteins A and B (VAPA and VAPB) interact with the peroxisomal membrane protein acyl-CoA binding domain containing 5 (ACBD5) and that this interaction is required to tether the two organelles together, thereby facilitating the lipid exchange between them...
February 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089346/detection-of-unusual-very-long-chain-fatty-acid-and-ether-lipid-derivatives-in-the-fibroblasts-and-plasma-of-patients-with-peroxisomal-diseases-using-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#18
Shigeo Takashima, Kayoko Toyoshi, Takahiro Itoh, Naomi Kajiwara, Ayako Honda, Akiko Ohba, Shoko Takemoto, Satoshi Yoshida, Nobuyuki Shimozawa
Metabolic changes occur in patients with peroxisomal diseases owing to impairments in the genes involved in peroxisome function. For diagnostic purposes, saturated very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) such as C24:0 and C26:0, phytanic acid, pristanic acid, and plasmalogens are often measured as metabolic hallmarks. As the direct pathology of peroxisomal disease is yet to be fully elucidated, we sought to explore the fatty acid species that accumulate in patients with peroxisomal diseases. We developed a method for detecting a range of fatty acids implicated in peroxisomal diseases such as Zellweger syndrome (ZS) and X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD)...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073164/protective-role-of-endogenous-plasmalogens-against-hepatic-steatosis-and-steatohepatitis
#19
Jung Eun Jang, Han-Sol Park, Hyun Ju Yoo, In-Jeoung Baek, Ji Eun Yoon, Myoung Seok Ko, Ah-Ram Kim, Hyoun Sik Kim, Hye-Sun Park, Seung Eun Lee, Seung-Whan Kim, Su Jung Kim, Jaechan Leem, Yu Mi Kang, Min Kyo Jung, Chan-Gi Pack, Chong Jai Kim, Chang Ohk Sung, In-Kyu Lee, Joong-Yeol Park, José C Fernández-Checa, Eun Hee Koh, Ki-Up Lee
Free cholesterol (FC) accumulation in the liver is an important pathogenic mechanism of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Plasmalogens, key structural components of the cell membrane, act as endogenous antioxidants and are primarily synthesized in the liver. However, the role of hepatic plasmalogens in metabolic liver disease is unclear. In this study, we found that hepatic levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-containing plasmalogens, expression of glyceronephosphate O-acyltransferase (Gnpat, the rate-limiting enzyme in plasmalogen biosynthesis), and expression of Pparα were lower in mice with NASH caused by accumulation of free cholesterol (FC) in the liver...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052980/metabolites-associated-with-lean-mass-and-adiposity-in-older-black-men
#20
Rachel A Murphy, Steven C Moore, Mary Playdon, Osorio Meirelles, Anne B Newman, Iva Milijkovic, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Ann Schwartz, Bret H Goodpaster, Joshua Sampson, Peggy Cawthon, Eleanor M Simonsick, Robert E Gerszten, Clary B Clish, Tamara B Harris
To identify biomarkers of body mass index, body fat, trunk fat, and appendicular lean mass, nontargeted metabolomics was performed in plasma from 319 black men in the Health, Aging and Body Composition study (median age 72 years, median body mass index 26.8 kg/m(2)). Body mass index was calculated from measured height and weight; percent fat, percent trunk fat, and appendicular lean mass were measured with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Pearson partial correlations between body composition measures and metabolites were adjusted for age, study site, and smoking...
January 3, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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