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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166547/chemical-metabolome-assay-by-high-resolution-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-and-assessment-of-associated-antitumoral-activity-of-actinocephalus-divaricatus
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Ana C Zanatta, Angela Mari, Milena Masullo, Iracilda Zeppone Carlos, Wagner Vilegas, Sonia Piacente, Lourdes Campaner Dos Santos
RATIONALE: Actinocephalus divaricatus (Eriocaulaceae) is an important source of income for the rural communities as it is sold as an ornamental plant. To date, no investigation has been conducted concerning the chemical composition and biological studies of the aerial parts of A. divaricatus. METHODS: The methanolic extract of the aerial parts of this species was chemically characterized. We applied an analytical dereplication approach based on Liquid Chromatography coupled to High Resolution Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry in order to develop, identify and define rapidly the metabolite fingerprint of the aerial parts of A...
November 22, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164812/inter-and-intraspecific-variability-of-nitrogenated-compounds-in-gorgonian-corals-via-application-of-a-fast-one-step-analytical-protocol
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Chiara Samorì, Federica Costantini, Paola Galletti, Emilio Tagliavini, Marco Abbiati
Gorgonian corals play a structural role in temperate and tropical biogenic reefs, forming animal forests and creating biodiversity hot spots. In the Mediterranean Sea, slow-growing and long-lived gorgonian species are threatened by human disturbances and global environmental changes and concern about their conservation is rising. Alkaloid metabolites have proven to be essential in protecting these species from environmental stressors.. Traditional profiling methodologies to detect these metabolites require a large quantity of living tissue...
November 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163609/selenium-biofortification-in-fragaria-%C3%A3-ananassa-implications-on-strawberry-fruits-quality-content-of-bioactive-health-beneficial-compounds-and-metabolomic-profile
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Tanja Mimmo, Raphael Tiziani, Fabio Valentinuzzi, Luigi Lucini, Carlo Nicoletto, Paolo Sambo, Matteo Scampicchio, Youry Pii, Stefano Cesco
Selenium (Se) is an essential nutrient for humans, due to its antioxidant properties, whereas, to date, its essentiality to plants still remains to be demonstrated. Nevertheless, if added to the cultivation substrate, plants growth resulted enhanced. However, the concentration of Se in agricultural soils is very variable, ranging from 0.01 mg kg(-1) up to 10 mg kg(-1) in seleniferous areas. Therefore several studies have been performed aimed at bio-fortifying crops with Se and the approaches exploited were mainly based on the application of Se fertilizers...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163538/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-multistrain-probiotic-formulation-depends-from-manufacturing
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Vito Trinchieri, Luca Laghi, Beatrice Vitali, Carola Parolin, Ilaria Giusti, Daniela Capobianco, Paola Mastromarino, Claudio De Simone
Background: Variability in probiotics manufacturing may affect their properties, with potential implications for their efficacy and safety. This is of particular concern with probiotic products destined for use in patients with serious medical conditions, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The purpose of the study was to carry out a series of experiments comparing the properties of the US-made probiotic formulation originally commercialized under the brand name VSL#3(®), with those of the Italian-made formulation now commercialized under the same name...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162614/discovery-and-validation-of-pyridoxic-acid-and-homovanillic-acid-as-novel-endogenous-plasma-biomarkers-of-organic-anion-transporter-oat-1-and-oat3-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Hong Shen, David M Nelson, Regina V Oliveira, Yueping Zhang, Colleen A Mcnaney, Xiaomei Gu, Weiqi Chen, Ching Su, Michael D Reily, Petia A Shipkova, Jinping Gan, Yurong Lai, Punit Marathe, W Griffith Humphreys
Perturbation of OAT1- and OAT3-mediated transport can alter the exposure, efficacy, and safety of drugs. Although these have been reports of the endogenous biomarkers for OAT1/3, none of these have all of the characteristics required for a clinical useful biomarker. Cynomolgus monkeys were treated with intravenous probenecid (PROB) at a dose of 40 mg/kg in this study. As expected, PROB increased the AUC of co-administered furosemide (FSM), a known substrate of OAT1 and OAT3, by 4.1-fold, consistent with the values reported in humans (3...
November 21, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161611/the-application-of-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry-to-metabolomics
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Xing Zhang, Kevin Quinn, Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn, Richard Reisdorph, Nichole Reisdorph
Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics is being increasingly utilized in various research fields including investigating human diseases, nutrition, industrial applications, and plant/natural products studies. Although new analytical approaches have enhanced the performance of metabolomic analyses, significant challenges associated with throughput, metabolome coverage, and compound identification still exist. Ion mobility mass spectrometry offers great potential for improving throughput and depth of coverage in metabolomics experiments...
November 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158425/improving-metabolic-health-through-precision-dietetics-in-mice
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William T Barrington, Phillip Wulfridge, Ann E Wells, Carolina Mantilla Rojas, Selene Y F Howe, Amie Perry, Kunjie Hua, Michael A Pellizzon, Kasper D Hansen, Brynn H Voy, Brian J Bennett, Daniel Pomp, Andrew P Feinberg, David W Threadgill
The incidence of diet-induced metabolic disease has soared the last half-century despite national efforts to improve health through universal dietary recommendations. Studies comparing dietary patterns of populations with health outcomes have historically provided the basis for healthy diet recommendations. However, evidence that population-level diet responses are reliable indicators of responses across individuals is lacking.  This study investigated how genetic differences influence health responses to several popular diets in mice, which are similar to humans in genetic composition and propensity to develop metabolic disease, but enable precise genetic and environmental control...
November 20, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158345/stable-oxidative-cytosine-modifications-accumulate-in-cardiac-mesenchymal-cells-from-type2-diabetes-patients-rescue-by-alpha-ketoglutarate-and-tet-tdg-functional-reactivation
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Francesco Spallotta, Chiara Cencioni, Sandra Atlante, Davide Garella, Mattia Cocco, Mattia Mori, Raffaella Mastrocola, Carsten Künne, Stefan Günther, Simona Nanni, Valerio Azzimato, Sven Zukunft, Angela Kornberger, Duran Sueruen, Frank Schnutgen, Harald von Melchner, Antonella Di Stilo, Manuela Aragno, Maarten Braspenning, Wim Van Criekinge, Miles J De Blasio, Rebecca H Ritchie, Germana Zaccagnini, Fabio Martelli, Antonella Farsetti, Ingrid Fleming, Thomas Braun, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Bruno Botta, Massimo Collino, Massimo Bertinaria, Andreas M Zeiher, Carlo Gaetano
Rationale: Human cardiac mesenchymal cells (CMSCs) are a therapeutically-relevant primary cell population. Diabetes compromises CMSC function as consequence of metabolic alterations and incorporation of stable epigenetic changes. Objective: To investigate the role of α-ketoglutarate (αKG) in the epi-metabolic control of DNA demethylation in CMSCs. Methods and Results: Quantitative global analysis, methylated and hydroxymethylated DNA sequencing and gene specific GC methylation detection revealed an accumulation of 5mC, 5hmC and 5fC in the genomic DNA of human CMSCs isolated from diabetic (D) donors (D-CMSCs)...
November 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158266/stilbenoid-prenyltransferases-define-key-steps-in-the-diversification-of-peanut-phytoalexins
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Tianhong Yang, Lingling Fang, Sheri Sanders, Srinivas Jayanthi, Gayathri Rajan, Ram Podicheti, Suresh Kumar Thallapuranam, Keithanne Mockaitis, Fabricio Medina-Bolivar
Defense responses of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) to biotic and abiotic stresses include the synthesis of prenylated stilbenoids. Members of this compound class show several protective activities in human disease studies, and the list of potential therapeutic targets continues to expand. Despite their medical and biological importance, the biosynthetic pathways of prenylated stilbenoids remain to be elucidated, and the genes encoding stilbenoid-specific prenyltransferases have yet to be identified in any plant species...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157494/plant-metabolism-as-studied-by-nmr-spectroscopy
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REVIEW
Catherine Deborde, Annick Moing, Léa Roch, Daniel Jacob, Dominique Rolin, Patrick Giraudeau
The study of plant metabolism impacts a broad range of domains such as plant cultural practices, plant breeding, human or animal nutrition, phytochemistry and green biotechnologies. Plant metabolites are extremely diverse in terms of structure or compound families as well as concentrations. This review attempts to illustrate how NMR spectroscopy, with its broad variety of experimental approaches, has contributed widely to the study of plant primary or specialized metabolism in very diverse ways. The review presents recent developments of one-dimensional and multi-dimensional NMR methods to study various aspects of plant metabolism...
November 2017: Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157273/effect-of-daikenchuto-tj-100-on-gastrointestinal-symptoms-following-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-patients-with-colon-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nobuaki Hoshino, Kenji Kawada, Koya Hida, Toshiaki Wada, Ryo Takahashi, Mami Yoshitomi, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: Postoperative paralytic ileus can be a difficult complication for both surgeons and patients. Causes and treatments have been discussed for more than two centuries, but have not yet been fully resolved. Daikenchuto (TJ-100, DKT) is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine. Recently, some beneficial mechanisms of DKT to relieve paralytic ileus have been reported. DKT can suppress inflammation, increase intestinal blood flow, and accelerate bowel movements. Therefore, we have designed a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of DKT on postoperative gastrointestinal symptoms following laparoscopic colectomy in patients with left-sided colon cancer at a single institution...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157261/role-of-omics-techniques-in-the-toxicity-testing-of-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Eleonore Fröhlich
Nanotechnology is regarded as a key technology of the twenty-first century. Despite the many advantages of nanotechnology it is also known that engineered nanoparticles (NPs) may cause adverse health effects in humans. Reports on toxic effects of NPs relay mainly on conventional (phenotypic) testing but studies of changes in epigenome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome induced by NPs have also been performed. NPs most relevant for human exposure in consumer, health and food products are metal, metal oxide and carbon-based NPs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156692/increased-transcriptional-and-metabolic-capacity-for-lipid-metabolism-in-the-peripheral-zone-of-the-prostate-may-underpin-its-increased-susceptibility-to-cancer
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Omar Al Kadhi, Maria H Traka, Antonietta Melchini, Perla Troncoso-Rey, Wiktor Jurkowski, Marianne Defernez, Purnima Pachori, Robert D Mills, Richard Y Ball, Richard F Mithen
The human prostate gland comprises three distinct anatomical glandular zones, namely the peripheral, central and transitional zones. Although prostate cancer can arise throughout the prostate, it is more frequent in the peripheral zone. In contrast, hyperplasia occurs most frequently in the transitional zone. In this paper, we test the hypothesis that peripheral and transitional zones have distinct metabolic adaptations that may underlie their different inherent predispositions to cancer and hyperplasia. In order to do this, we undertook RNA sequencing and high-throughput metabolic analyses of non-cancerous tissue from the peripheral and transitional zones of patients undergoing prostatectomy...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151202/nmr-of-macromolecular-assemblies-and-machines-at-1-ghz-and-beyond-new-transformative-opportunities-for-molecular-structural-biology
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Caitlin M Quinn, Mingzhang Wang, Tatyana Polenova
As a result of profound gains in sensitivity and resolution afforded by ultrahigh magnetic fields, transformative applications in the fields of structural biology and materials science are being realized. The development of dual low temperature superconducting (LTS)/high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets has enabled the achievement of magnetic fields above 1 GHz (23.5 T), which will open doors to an unprecedented new range of applications. In this contribution, we discuss the promise of ultrahigh field magnetic resonance...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149095/proton-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-%C3%A2-h-nmr-based-metabolomic-evaluation-of-human-renal-allografts-from-donations-after-circulatory-death
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Zijie Wang, Haiwei Yang, Chunchun Zhao, Jifu Wei, Junsong Wang, Zhijian Han, Jun Tao, Zhen Xu, Xiaobin Ju, Ruoyun Tan, Min Gu
BACKGROUND Delayed graft function (DGF) is a common complication that impairs allograft function after kidney transplantation. However, the mechanism of DGF remains unclear. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based analysis has been widely used in recent times to assess changes in metabolite levels. MATERIAL AND METHODS Samples of perfusate from allografts donated after circulatory death were collected prior to transplantation, during static cold storage. ¹H-NMR-based metabolomics combined with the statistical methods, orthogonal partial least-squares discriminant analysis (OPLS-DA), and principle-component analysis (PCA), were employed to test different levels of metabolites between the allografts that exhibited DGF and those that exhibited immediate graft function (IGF)...
November 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146975/disturbance-in-plasma-metabolic-profile-in-different-types-of-human-cytomegalovirus-induced-liver-injury-in-infants
#16
Wei-Wei Li, Jin-Jun Shan, Li-Li Lin, Tong Xie, Li-Li He, Yan Yang, Shou-Chuan Wang
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in infants is a global problem and the liver is a target organ of HCMV invasion. However, the mechanism by which HCMV causes different types of liver injury is unclear, and there are many difficulties in the differential diagnosis of HCMV infantile cholestatic hepatopathy (ICH) and extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). We established a non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics method in conjunction with orthogonal partial least squares-discriminate analysis based on 127 plasma samples from healthy controls, and patients with HCMV infantile hepatitis, HCMV ICH, and HCMV EHBA to explore the metabolite profile of different types of HCMV-induced liver injury...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143101/candidate-biomarkers-in-the-cervical-vaginal-fluid-for-the-self-diagnosis-of-cervical-precancer
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REVIEW
Xaveer Van Ostade, Martin Dom, Wiebren Tjalma, Geert Van Raemdonck
PURPOSE: Despite improvement in vaccines against human papilloma virus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, screening women for cervical precancer will remain indispensable in the coming 30-40 years. A simple test that could be performed at home or at a doctor's practice and that informs the woman whether she is at risk would significantly help make a broader group of patients who aware that they need medical treatment. Cervical vaginal fluid (CVF) is a body fluid that is very well suited for such a test...
November 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142277/genetic-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-of-the-de-novo-l-cysteine-biosynthetic-pathway-in-the-enteric-protozoan-parasite-entamoeba-histolytica
#18
Ghulam Jeelani, Dan Sato, Tomoyoshi Soga, Tomoyoshi Nozaki
The de novo L-cysteine biosynthetic pathway is critical for the growth, antioxidative stress defenses, and pathogenesis of bacterial and protozoan pathogens, such as Salmonella typhimurium and Entamoeba histolytica. This pathway involves two key enzymes, serine acetyltransferase (SAT) and cysteine synthase (CS), which are absent in mammals and therefore represent rational drug targets. The human parasite E. histolytica possesses three SAT and CS isozymes; however, the specific roles of individual isoforms and significance of such apparent redundancy remains unclear...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142224/health-and-disease-phenotyping-in-old-age-using-a-cluster-network-analysis
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Jesus Felix Valenzuela, Christopher Monterola, Victor Joo Chuan Tong, Tze Pin Ng, Anis Larbi
Human ageing is a complex trait that involves the synergistic action of numerous biological processes that interact to form a complex network. Here we performed a network analysis to examine the interrelationships between physiological and psychological functions, disease, disability, quality of life, lifestyle and behavioural risk factors for ageing in a cohort of 3,270 subjects aged ≥55 years. We considered associations between numerical and categorical descriptors using effect-size measures for each variable pair and identified clusters of variables from the resulting pairwise effect-size network and minimum spanning tree...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140513/amino-acid-and-fatty-acid-levels-affect-hepatic-phosphorus-metabolite-content-in-metabolically-healthy-humans
#20
Sabine Kahl, Bettina Nowotny, Klaus Straßburger, Alessandra Bierwagen, Birgit Klüppelholz, Barbara Hoffmann, Guido Giani, Peter J Nowotny, Franziska Wallscheid, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Giovanni Pacini, Jong-Hee Hwang, Michael Roden
Objective: Hepatic energy metabolism negatively relates to insulin resistance and liver fat content in type 2 diabetes patients, but its role in metabolically healthy humans is unclear. We hypothesized that intrahepatocellular γ-adenosine triphosphate (γATP) and inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentrations exhibit similar associations with insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic non-obese volunteers. Research Design and methods: A total of 76 participants underwent a 4-point sampling 75-g OGTT as well as in vivo31P/1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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