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NAD+ AND Nicotinamide riboside

Leonard Guarente
In this issue, Fang et al. (2016) show that both the DNA repair defect and mitochondrial dysfunction in ATM(-/-) cells or mice are mitigated by the anti-aging compound nicotinamide riboside or a SIRT1 activator. This broad suppression by activating the NAD(+)/SIRT1 axis may generally apply to diseases and aging maladies.
October 11, 2016: Cell Metabolism
Joanna Ratajczak, Magali Joffraud, Samuel A J Trammell, Rosa Ras, Núria Canela, Marie Boutant, Sameer S Kulkarni, Marcelo Rodrigues, Philip Redpath, Marie E Migaud, Johan Auwerx, Oscar Yanes, Charles Brenner, Carles Cantó
NAD(+) is a vital redox cofactor and a substrate required for activity of various enzyme families, including sirtuins and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases. Supplementation with NAD(+) precursors, such as nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) or nicotinamide riboside (NR), protects against metabolic disease, neurodegenerative disorders and age-related physiological decline in mammals. Here we show that nicotinamide riboside kinase 1 (NRK1) is necessary and rate-limiting for the use of exogenous NR and NMN for NAD(+) synthesis...
October 11, 2016: Nature Communications
Samuel A J Trammell, Mark S Schmidt, Benjamin J Weidemann, Philip Redpath, Frank Jaksch, Ryan W Dellinger, Zhonggang Li, E Dale Abel, Marie E Migaud, Charles Brenner
Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is in wide use as an NAD(+) precursor vitamin. Here we determine the time and dose-dependent effects of NR on blood NAD(+) metabolism in humans. We report that human blood NAD(+) can rise as much as 2.7-fold with a single oral dose of NR in a pilot study of one individual, and that oral NR elevates mouse hepatic NAD(+) with distinct and superior pharmacokinetics to those of nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. We further show that single doses of 100, 300 and 1,000 mg of NR produce dose-dependent increases in the blood NAD(+) metabolome in the first clinical trial of NR pharmacokinetics in humans...
October 10, 2016: Nature Communications
Gabriele Nübel, Frieda A Sorgenfrei, Andres Jäschke
RNA modifications are widely distributed in Nature, and their thorough analysis helps answering fundamental biological questions. Nowadays, mass spectrometry or deep-sequencing methods are often used for the analysis. With the raising number of newly discovered RNA modifications, such as the 5'-NAD cap in Escherichia coli, there is an important need for new, less complex and fast analytical tools to analyze the occurrence, amount, and distribution of modified RNAs in cells. To accomplish this task, we have revisited the previously developed affinity gel electrophoresis principles and copolymerized acryloylaminophenyl boronic acid (APB) in standard denaturing polyacrylamide gels to retard the NAD- or FAD-modified RNAs compared to the unmodified RNAs in the gels...
September 16, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Janice E Drew, Andrew J Farquharson, Graham W Horgan, Lynda M Williams
The sirtuin (SIRT)/nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) system is implicated in development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and diet-induced obesity, a major risk factor for T2D. Mechanistic links have not yet been defined. SIRT/NAD system gene expression and NAD/NADH levels were measured in liver, white adipose tissue (WAT) and skeletal muscle from mice fed either a low-fat diet or high-fat diet (HFD) for 3 days up to 16 weeks. An in-house custom-designed multiplex gene expression assay assessed all 7 mouse SIRTs (SIRT1-7) and 16 enzymes involved in conversion of tryptophan, niacin, nicotinamide riboside and metabolic precursors to NAD...
August 14, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
David W Frederick, Emanuele Loro, Ling Liu, Antonio Davila, Karthikeyani Chellappa, Ian M Silverman, William J Quinn, Sager J Gosai, Elisia D Tichy, James G Davis, Foteini Mourkioti, Brian D Gregory, Ryan W Dellinger, Philip Redpath, Marie E Migaud, Eiko Nakamaru-Ogiso, Joshua D Rabinowitz, Tejvir S Khurana, Joseph A Baur
NAD is an obligate co-factor for the catabolism of metabolic fuels in all cell types. However, the availability of NAD in several tissues can become limited during genotoxic stress and the course of natural aging. The point at which NAD restriction imposes functional limitations on tissue physiology remains unknown. We examined this question in murine skeletal muscle by specifically depleting Nampt, an essential enzyme in the NAD salvage pathway. Knockout mice exhibited a dramatic 85% decline in intramuscular NAD content, accompanied by fiber degeneration and progressive loss of both muscle strength and treadmill endurance...
August 9, 2016: Cell Metabolism
Ioannis A Kourtzidis, Andreas T Stoupas, Ioannis S Gioris, Aristidis S Veskoukis, Nikos V Margaritelis, Maria Tsantarliotou, Ioannis Taitzoglou, Ioannis S Vrabas, Vassilis Paschalis, Antonios Kyparos, Michalis G Nikolaidis
BACKGROUND: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) and its phosphorylated form (NADP(+)) are key molecules in ubiquitous bioenergetic and cellular signaling pathways, regulating cellular metabolism and homeostasis. Thus, supplementation with NAD(+) and NADP(+) precursors emerged as a promising strategy to gain many and multifaceted health benefits. In this proof-of-concept study, we sought to investigate whether chronic nicotinamide riboside administration (an NAD(+) precursor) affects exercise performance...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Yue Yang, Anthony A Sauve
We survey the historical development of scientific knowledge surrounding Vitamin B3, and describe the active metabolite forms of Vitamin B3, the pyridine dinucleotides NAD(+) and NADP(+) which are essential to cellular processes of energy metabolism, cell protection and biosynthesis. The study of NAD(+) has become reinvigorated by new understandings that dynamics within NAD(+) metabolism trigger major signaling processes coupled to effectors (sirtuins, PARPs, and CD38) that reprogram cellular metabolism using NAD(+) as an effector substrate...
June 29, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Abraham Loera-Muro, Mario Jacques, Francisco J Avelar-González, Josée Labrie, Yannick D N Tremblay, Ricardo Oropeza-Navarro, Alma L Guerrero-Barrera
BACKGROUND: Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is the etiologic agent of porcine contagious pleuropneumonia, which causes important worldwide economic losses in the swine industry. Several respiratory tract infections are associated with biofilm formation, and A. pleuropneumoniae has the ability to form biofilms in vitro. Biofilms are structured communities of bacterial cells enclosed in a self-produced polymer matrix that are attached to an abiotic or biotic surface. Virtually all bacteria can grow as a biofilm, and multi-species biofilms are the most common form of microbial growth in nature...
2016: BMC Microbiology
Samuel A J Trammell, Benjamin J Weidemann, Ankita Chadda, Matthew S Yorek, Amey Holmes, Lawrence J Coppey, Alexander Obrosov, Randy H Kardon, Mark A Yorek, Charles Brenner
Male C57BL/6J mice raised on high fat diet (HFD) become prediabetic and develop insulin resistance and sensory neuropathy. The same mice given low doses of streptozotocin are a model of type 2 diabetes (T2D), developing hyperglycemia, severe insulin resistance and diabetic peripheral neuropathy involving sensory and motor neurons. Because of suggestions that increased NAD(+) metabolism might address glycemic control and be neuroprotective, we treated prediabetic and T2D mice with nicotinamide riboside (NR) added to HFD...
May 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
Can-Can Zhou, Xi Yang, Xia Hua, Jian Liu, Mao-Bing Fan, Guo-Qiang Li, Jie Song, Tian-Ying Xu, Zhi-Yong Li, Yun-Feng Guan, Pei Wang, Chao-Yu Miao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ageing is an important risk factor of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Here, we investigated whether the deficiency of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+) ), a ubiquitous coenzyme, links ageing with NAFLD. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Hepatic concentrations of NAD(+) , protein levels of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) and several other critical enzymes regulating NAD(+) biosynthesis, were compared in middle-aged and aged mice or patients...
August 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Hongbo Zhang, Dongryeol Ryu, Yibo Wu, Karim Gariani, Xu Wang, Peiling Luan, Davide D'Amico, Eduardo R Ropelle, Matthias P Lutolf, Ruedi Aebersold, Kristina Schoonjans, Keir J Menzies, Johan Auwerx
Adult stem cells (SCs) are essential for tissue maintenance and regeneration yet are susceptible to senescence during aging. We demonstrate the importance of the amount of the oxidized form of cellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) and its effect on mitochondrial activity as a pivotal switch to modulate muscle SC (MuSC) senescence. Treatment with the NAD(+) precursor nicotinamide riboside (NR) induced the mitochondrial unfolded protein response and synthesis of prohibitin proteins, and this rejuvenated MuSCs in aged mice...
June 17, 2016: Science
Samuel Aj Trammell, Liping Yu, Philip Redpath, Marie E Migaud, Charles Brenner
BACKGROUND: Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is a recently discovered NAD(+) precursor vitamin with a unique biosynthetic pathway. Although the presence of NR in cow milk has been known for more than a decade, the concentration of NR with respect to the other NAD(+) precursors was unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine NAD(+) precursor vitamin concentration in raw samples of milk from individual cows and from commercially available cow milk. METHODS: LC tandem mass spectrometry and isotope dilution technologies were used to quantify NAD(+) precursor vitamin concentration and to measure NR stability in raw and commercial milk...
May 2016: Journal of Nutrition
Benjamin A Harlan, Mariana Pehar, Deep R Sharma, Gyda Beeson, Craig C Beeson, Marcelo R Vargas
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) participates in redox reactions and NAD(+)-dependent signaling pathways. Although the redox reactions are critical for efficient mitochondrial metabolism, they are not accompanied by any net consumption of the nucleotide. On the contrary, NAD(+)-dependent signaling processes lead to its degradation. Three distinct families of enzymes consume NAD(+) as substrate: poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases, ADP-ribosyl cyclases (CD38 and CD157), and sirtuins (SIRT1-7). Because all of the above enzymes generate nicotinamide as a byproduct, mammalian cells have evolved an NAD(+) salvage pathway capable of resynthesizing NAD(+) from nicotinamide...
May 13, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
D B Conze, J Crespo-Barreto, C L Kruger
Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is a naturally occurring form of vitamin B3 present in trace amounts in some foods. Like niacin, it has been shown to be a precursor in the biosynthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). The safety of Niagen™, a synthetic form of NR, was determined using a bacterial reverse mutagenesis assay (Ames), an in vitro chromosome aberration assay, an in vivo micronucleus assay, and acute, 14-day and 90-day rat toxicology studies. NR was not genotoxic. There was no mortality at an oral dose of 5000 mg/kg...
January 20, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
Giovanna Sociali, Lizzia Raffaghello, Mirko Magnone, Federica Zamporlini, Laura Emionite, Laura Sturla, Giovanna Bianchi, Tiziana Vigliarolo, Aimable Nahimana, Alessio Nencioni, Nadia Raffaelli, Santina Bruzzone
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is a crucial enzyme in the biosynthesis of intracellular NAD+. NAMPT inhibitors have potent anticancer activity in several preclinical models by depleting NAD+ and ATP levels. Recently, we demonstrated that CD73 enables the utilization of extracellular NAD+/nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) by converting them to Nicotinamide riboside (NR), which can cross the plasmamembrane and fuel intracellular NAD+ biosynthesis in human cells. These processes are herein confirmed to also occur in a human ovarian carcinoma cell line (OVCAR-3), by means of CD73 or NRK1 specific silencing...
January 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Wenjing Xu, Tomasa Barrientos, Lan Mao, Howard A Rockman, Anthony A Sauve, Nancy C Andrews
Both iron overload and iron deficiency have been associated with cardiomyopathy and heart failure, but cardiac iron utilization is incompletely understood. We hypothesized that the transferrin receptor (Tfr1) might play a role in cardiac iron uptake and used gene targeting to examine the role of Tfr1 in vivo. Surprisingly, we found that decreased iron, due to inactivation of Tfr1, was associated with severe cardiac consequences. Mice lacking Tfr1 in the heart died in the second week of life and had cardiomegaly, poor cardiac function, failure of mitochondrial respiration, and ineffective mitophagy...
October 20, 2015: Cell Reports
Karim Gariani, Keir J Menzies, Dongryeol Ryu, Casey J Wegner, Xu Wang, Eduardo R Ropelle, Norman Moullan, Hongbo Zhang, Alessia Perino, Vera Lemos, Bohkyung Kim, Young-Ki Park, Alessandra Piersigilli, Tho X Pham, Yue Yang, Chai Siah Ku, Sung I Koo, Anna Fomitchova, Carlos Cantó, Kristina Schoonjans, Anthony A Sauve, Ji-Young Lee, Johan Auwerx
UNLABELLED: With no approved pharmacological treatment, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in Western countries and its worldwide prevalence continues to increase along with the growing obesity epidemic. Here, we show that a high-fat high-sucrose (HFHS) diet, eliciting chronic hepatosteatosis resembling human fatty liver, lowers hepatic nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+) ) levels driving reductions in hepatic mitochondrial content, function, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels, in conjunction with robust increases in hepatic weight, lipid content, and peroxidation in C57BL/6J mice...
April 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Veronika Kulikova, Konstantin Shabalin, Kirill Nerinovski, Christian Dölle, Marc Niere, Alexander Yakimov, Philip Redpath, Mikhail Khodorkovskiy, Marie E Migaud, Mathias Ziegler, Andrey Nikiforov
NAD is essential for cellular metabolism and has a key role in various signaling pathways in human cells. To ensure proper control of vital reactions, NAD must be permanently resynthesized. Nicotinamide and nicotinic acid as well as nicotinamide riboside (NR) and nicotinic acid riboside (NAR) are the major precursors for NAD biosynthesis in humans. In this study, we explored whether the ribosides NR and NAR can be generated in human cells. We demonstrate that purified, recombinant human cytosolic 5'-nucleotidases (5'-NTs) CN-II and CN-III, but not CN-IA, can dephosphorylate the mononucleotides nicotinamide mononucleotide and nicotinic acid mononucleotide (NAMN) and thus catalyze NR and NAR formation in vitro...
November 6, 2015: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Michael D L Johnson, Haley Echlin, Tina H Dao, Jason W Rosch
NAD is a necessary cofactor present in all living cells. Some bacteria cannot de novo synthesize NAD and must use the salvage pathway to import niacin or nicotinamide riboside via substrate importers NiaX and PnuC, respectively. Although homologues of these two importers and their substrates have been identified in other organisms, limited data exist in Streptococcus pneumoniae, specifically, on its effect on overall virulence. Here, we sought to characterize the substrate specificity of NiaX and PnuC in Str...
November 2015: Microbiology
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