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Nannan Wang, Ronghua Dai, Weihui Wang, Yan Peng, Xiaoning Zhao, Kaishun Bi
To evaluate the potential relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and arachidonic acid (AA) metabonomics via cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) pathways, a UPLC-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for simultaneous and quantitative profiling of eicosanoid metabolome in rat plasma. The analytes were extracted from plasma samples by protein precipitation procedure, and then separated on a Shim-pack XR-ODS column with mobile phase A (0.05% formic acid in water, pH=3.3 adjusted with dilute ammonium hydroxide) and mobile phase B [methanol: acetonitrile (20:80, v/v)]...
December 1, 2016: Talanta
Bo Sun, Xubin Wang, Ruili Cao, Qi Zhang, Qiao Liu, Meifeng Xu, Ming Zhang, Xiangbo Du, Fangting Dong, Xianzhong Yan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Fuzi, the processed lateral root of Aconitum carmichaelii Debeaux, is a traditional Chinese medicine used for its analgesic, antipyretic, anti-rheumatoid arthritis and anti-inflammation effects; however, it is also well known for its toxicity. Gancao, the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch., is often used concurrently with Fuzi to alleviate its toxicity. However, the mechanism of detoxication is still not well clear. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, the effect of Gancao on the metabolic changes induced by Fuzi was investigated by NMR-based metabonomic approaches...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Lu Yan, Chenxue Gong, Xiaofeng Zhang, Quan Zhang, Meirong Zhao, Cui Wang
The escalating demand for fipronil by the increasing insects' resistance to synthetic pyrethroids placed a burden on aquatic vertebrates. Although awareness regarding the toxicity of fipronil to fish is arising, the integral alteration caused by fipronil remains unexplored. Here, we investigated on the development toxicity of fipronil and the metabolic physiology perturbation at 120h post fertilization through GC-MS metabolomics on zebrafish embryo. We observed that fipronil dose-dependently induced malformations including uninflated swim bladder and bent spine...
October 5, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Hongde Li, William Stokes, Emily Chater, Rajat Roy, Elza de Bruin, Yili Hu, Zhigang Liu, Egbert F Smit, Guus Jje Heynen, Julian Downward, Michael J Seckl, Yulan Wang, Huiru Tang, Olivier E Pardo
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors such as erlotinib are novel effective agents in the treatment of EGFR-driven lung cancer, but their clinical impact is often impaired by acquired drug resistance through the secondary T790M EGFR mutation. To overcome this problem, we analysed the metabonomic differences between two independent pairs of erlotinib-sensitive/resistant cells and discovered that glutathione (GSH) levels were significantly reduced in T790M EGFR cells. We also found that increasing GSH levels in erlotinib-resistant cells re-sensitised them, whereas reducing GSH levels in erlotinib-sensitive cells made them resistant...
2016: Cell Discovery
Jiajia Cui, Yuetao Liu, Yinghuan Hu, Jiayu Tong, Aiping Li, Tingli Qu, Xuemei Qin, Guanhua Du
Chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) is one of the most important pre-cancerous states with a high prevalence. Exploring of the underlying mechanism and potential biomarkers is of significant importance for CAG. In the present work, (1)H NMR-based metabonomics with correlative analysis was performed to analyze the metabolic features of CAG. 19 plasma metabolites and 18 urine metabolites were enrolled to construct the circulatory and excretory metabolome of CAG, which was in response to alterations of energy metabolism, inflammation, immune dysfunction, as well as oxidative stress...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Luisa Baker, Bernard Lanz, Fausto Andreola, Javier Ampuero, Anisha Wijeyesekera, Elaine Holmes, Nicolaas Deutz
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric syndrome which frequently accompanies acute or chronic liver disease. It is characterized by a variety of symptoms of different severity such as cognitive deficits and impaired motor functions. Currently, HE is seen as a consequence of a low grade cerebral oedema associated with the formation of cerebral oxidative stress and deranged cerebral oscillatory networks. However, the pathogenesis of HE is still incompletely understood as liver dysfunction triggers exceptionally complex metabolic derangements in the body which need to be investigated by appropriate technologies...
September 30, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
Wenxue Chen, Shaohua Lu, Guifang Wang, Fener Chen, Chunxue Bai
AIM: High-resolution magic-angle spinning proton nuclear magnetic resonance (HRMAS (1) H NMR) spectroscopy technique was employed to analyze the metabonomic characterizations of lung cancer tissues in hope to identify potential diagnostic biomarkers for malignancy detection and staging research of lung tissues. METHODS: HRMAS (1) H NMR spectroscopy technique can rapidly provide important information for accurate diagnosis and staging of cancer tissues owing to its noninvasive nature and limited requirement for the samples, and thus has been acknowledged as an excellent tool to investigate tissue metabolism and provide a more realistic insight into the metabonomics of tissues when combined with multivariate data analysis (MVDA) such as component analysis and orthogonal partial least squares-discriminant analysis in particular...
September 27, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Yuan-Fan Deng, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Yi-Tao Zhang, Yan Wang, Juan-Boo Liang, Vincenzo Tufarelli, Vito Laudadio, Xin-Di Liao
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and role of inulin in the mitigation of enteric sulfur-containing odor gases hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) and methyl mercaptan (CH3 SH) in pigs were examined in this study. Twelve Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire male finisher pigs (60.7 ± 1.9 kg), housed individually in open-circuit respiration chambers, were randomly assigned to two dietary groups, namely basal diet (control) and basal diet supplemented with 1% (w/w) inulin. At the end of the 45 day experiment, pigs were slaughtered and volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentration, sulfate radical (SO4(2)(-) ) concentration, population of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and expression of methionine gamma-lyase (MGL) gene were determined in contents from the caecum, colon (two segments) and rectum...
September 24, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Jeremy R Everett
Variable patient responses to drugs are a key issue for medicine and for drug discovery and development. Personalized medicine, that is the selection of medicines for subgroups of patients so as to maximize drug efficacy and minimize toxicity, is a key goal of twenty-first century healthcare. Currently, most personalized medicine paradigms rely on clinical judgment based on the patient's history, and on the analysis of the patients' genome to predict drug effects i.e., pharmacogenomics. However, variability in patient responses to drugs is dependent upon many environmental factors to which human genomics is essentially blind...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Andreas Zafeiridis, Anastasia Chrysovalantou Chatziioannou, Haralambos Sarivasiliou, Antonios Kyparos, Michalis G Nikolaidis, Ioannis S Vrabas, Alexandros Pechlivanis, Panagiotis Zoumpoulakis, Constantinos Baskakis, Konstantina Dipla, Georgios A Theodoridis
The overall metabolic/energetic stress that occurs during an acute bout of exercise is proposed to be the main driving force for long-term training adaptations. Continuous and high-intensity interval exercise protocols (HIIE) are currently prescribed to acquire the muscular and metabolic benefits of aerobic training. We applied (1)H NMR-based metabonomics to compare the overall metabolic perturbation and activation of individual bioenergetic pathways of three popular aerobic exercises matched for effort/strain...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Yubo Li, Haonan Zhou, Jiabin Xie, Mayassa Salum Ally, Zhiguo Hou, Yanyan Xu, Yanjun Zhang
Traditional biochemical and histopathological tests have been used to evaluate the safety of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) compatibility for a long time. But these methods lack high sensitivity and specificity. In the previous study, we have found ten biomarkers related to cardiotoxicity and established a support vector machine (SVM) prediction model. Results showed a good sensitivity and specificity. Therefore, in this study, we used SVM model combined with metabonomics UPLC/Q-TOF-MS technology to build a rapid and sensitivity and specificity method to predict the cardiotoxicity of TCM compatibility...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Hui Yan, Zheng Qiao, Baohua Shen, Ping Xiang, Min Shen
Brodifacoum is one of the most widely used rodenticides for rodent control and eradication; however, human and animal poisoning due to primary and secondary exposure has been reported since its development. Although numerous studies have described brodifacoum induced toxicity, the precise mechanism still needs to be explored. Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) coupled with an ultra performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) was applied to characterize the metabolic profile of brodifacoum induced toxicity and discover potential biomarkers in rat plasma...
October 2016: Forensic Science International
Aiping Chi, Yang Zhang, Yijiang Kang, Zhimei Shen
Schisandra chinensis fruits are a famous traditional Chinese medicine to treat all kinds of fatigue. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect and metabolic mechanism of a polysaccharide (SCP) from Schisandra chinensis fruits on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). SCP was isolated and the physicochemical properties were analyzed. A CFS model of rats was established and the urinary metabonomic studies were performed using gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC-TOF-MS) in combination with multivariate statistical analysis...
August 18, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Jianqi Xiao, Jie Zhang, Dan Sun, Lin Wang, Lijun Yu, Hongjing Wu, Dan Wang, Xuerong Qiu
Poststroke depression (PSD), the most common psychiatric disease that stroke survivors face, is estimated to affect ~30% of poststroke patients. However, there are still no objective methods to diagnose PSD. In this study, to explore the differential metabolites in the urine of PSD subjects and to identify a potential biomarker panel for PSD diagnosis, the nuclear magnetic resonance-based metabonomic method was applied. Ten differential metabolites responsible for discriminating PSD subjects from healthy control (HC) and stroke subjects were found, and five of these metabolites were identified as potential biomarkers (lactate, α-hydroxybutyrate, phenylalanine, formate, and arabinitol)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Francois-Pierre Martin, Jessica Ezri, Ornella Cominetti, Laeticia Da Silva, Martin Kussmann, Jean-Philippe Godin, Andreas Nydegger
BACKGROUND: Growth failure and delayed puberty are well known features of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in addition to the chronic course of the disease. Urinary metabonomics was applied in order to better understand metabolic changes between healthy and IBD children. METHODS: 21 Pediatric patients with IBD (mean age 14.8 years, 8 males) were enrolled from the Pediatric Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic over two years. Clinical and biological data were collected at baseline, 6, and 12 months...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sufang Shui, Shujie Shen, Rongqing Huang, Bingkun Xiao, Jianyun Yang
The urinary and plasma metabonomics method based on a Agilent-1200 LC system coupled to an Agilent-6410 mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) had been established to investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of Yi-Guan-Jian (YGJ) decoction and explore its potential anti-inflammatory mechanism. Rat acute inflammation was induced by subcutaneous injection of carrageenan in hind paws. Multivariate statistical approaches, such as principal component analysis (PCA), partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) and XCMS online software were used to distinguish normal control group (NG), model group (MG), aspirin-treated group (AG) and Yi-Guan-Jian decoction group (YGJ), aimed at finding out the potential biomarkers...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
José I Serrano-Contreras, Isabel García-Pérez, María E Meléndez-Camargo, L Gerardo Zepeda
Starvation is a postabsorptive condition derived from a limitation on food resources by external factors. Energy homeostasis is maintained under this condition by using sources other than glucose via adaptive mechanisms. After refeeding, when food is available, other adaptive processes are linked to energy balance. However, less has been reported about the physiological mechanisms present as a result of these conditions, considering the rat as a supraorganism. Metabolic profiling using (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to characterize the physiological metabolic differences in urine specimens collected under starved, refed, and recovered conditions...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Ya-nan Wang, Li-juan Cheng, Qi-xing Zhou
The effects of a special ornamental plant Hemerocallis middendorfii Trautv. et Mey. on remediating petroleum-contaminated soil from the Dagang Oilfield in Tianjin, China, was studied by a greenhouse pot-culture experiment and the gradients of TPHs were 0, 10,000 and 40,000 mg · kg⁻¹. The results suggested that H. middendorfii had a high tolerance to TPHs (≤ 40,000 mg · kg⁻¹). And H. middendorfii significantly (P < 0.05) promoted the removal rate of TPHs (53.7% and 33.4%) compared with corresponding controls (31...
May 15, 2016: Huan Jing Ke Xue= Huanjing Kexue
Wenmin Xing, Lili Gu, Xinyue Zhang, Jiadong Xu, Hong Lu
Acyclovir (ACV) exposure is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI). The toxicity mechanism of ACV has always been a matter of debate. The present study investigated into the time-effect relationship and dose-effect relationship of ACV-induced nephrotoxicity in rats using metabonomics. Twenty-four rats were randomly divided into four groups: a 0.9% NaCl solution group, and 100, 300, and 600mg/kg ACV-treated groups; the ACV or vehicle solution was administered with a single intravenous injection. Urine was collected at different time periods (12h before administration, and 0-6h, 7-12h, and 13-24h after administration)...
September 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Beatriz Sanchon-Lopez, Jeremy R Everett
A new, simple-to-implement and quantitative approach to assessing the confidence in NMR-based identification of known metabolites is introduced. The approach is based on a topological analysis of metabolite identification information available from NMR spectroscopy studies and is a development of the metabolite identification carbon efficiency (MICE) method. New topological metabolite identification indices are introduced, analyzed, and proposed for general use, including topological metabolite identification carbon efficiency (tMICE)...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
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