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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920770/the-use-of-transposon-insertion-sequencing-to-interrogate-the-core-functional-genome-of-the-legume-symbiont-rhizobium-leguminosarum
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Benjamin J Perry, Mir S Akter, Christopher K Yost
The free-living legume symbiont Rhizobium leguminosarum is of significant economic value because of its ability to provide fixed nitrogen to globally important leguminous food crops, such as peas and lentils. Discovery based research into the genetics and physiology of R. leguminosarum provides the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the bacterium's complex lifestyle, necessary for augmenting its use in an agricultural setting. Transposon insertion sequencing (INSeq) facilitates high-throughput forward genetic screening at a genomic scale to identify individual genes required for growth in a specific environment...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919695/metabolomics-identifies-perturbations-in-amino-acid-metabolism-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-the-learned-helplessness-rat-model-of-depression
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Xinyu Zhou, Lanxiang Liu, Yuqing Zhang, Juncai Pu, Lining Yang, Chanjuan Zhou, Shuai Yuan, Hanping Zhang, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder is a serious psychiatric condition associated with high rates of suicide and is a leading cause of health burden worldwide. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of major depression are still essentially unclear. In our study, a non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach was used to investigate metabolic changes in the prefrontal cortex of the learned helplessness rat model of depression. Body-weight measurements and behavioral tests including the active escape test, sucrose preference test, forced swimming test, elevated plus-maze and open field test were used to assess changes in the behavioral spectrum after inescapable footshock stress...
December 2, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919543/maternal-plasma-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-levels-during-pregnancy-and-childhood-lipid-and-insulin-levels
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A J Vidakovic, V W V Jaddoe, T Voortman, H Demmelmair, B Koletzko, R Gaillard
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Maternal polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels are associated with cord blood lipid and insulin levels. Not much is known about the influence of maternal PUFAs during pregnancy on long-term offspring lipid and insulin metabolism. We examined the associations of maternal plasma n-3 and n-6 PUFA levels during pregnancy with childhood lipid and insulin levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a population-based prospective cohort study, among 3230 mothers and their children, we measured maternal second trimester n-3 and n-6 PUFA plasma levels...
October 12, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917166/temporal-metagenomic-and-metabolomic-characterization-of-fresh-perennial-ryegrass-degradation-by-rumen-bacteria
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Olga L Mayorga, Alison H Kingston-Smith, Eun J Kim, Gordon G Allison, Toby J Wilkinson, Matthew J Hegarty, Michael K Theodorou, Charles J Newbold, Sharon A Huws
Understanding the relationship between ingested plant material and the attached microbiome is essential for developing methodologies to improve ruminant nutrient use efficiency. We have previously shown that perennial ryegrass (PRG) rumen bacterial colonization events follow a primary (up to 4 h) and secondary (after 4 h) pattern based on the differences in diversity of the attached bacteria. In this study, we investigated temporal niche specialization of primary and secondary populations of attached rumen microbiota using metagenomic shotgun sequencing as well as monitoring changes in the plant chemistry using mid-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916118/an-in%C3%A2-vitro-approach-for-lipolysis-measurement-using-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-and-partial-least-squares-based-analysis
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Wen-Qi Chang, Jian-Liang Zhou, Yi Li, Zi-Qi Shi, Li Wang, Jie Yang, Ping Li, Li-Fang Liu, Gui-Zhong Xin
The elevation of free fatty acids (FFAs) has been regarded as a universal metabolic signature of excessive adipocyte lipolysis. Nowadays, in vitro lipolysis assay is generally essential for drug screening prior to the animal study. Here, we present a novel in vitro approach for lipolysis measurement combining UHPLC-Orbitrap and partial least squares (PLS) based analysis. Firstly, the calibration matrix was constructed by serial proportions of mixed samples (blended with control and model samples). Then, lipidome profiling was performed by UHPLC-Orbitrap, and 403 variables were extracted and aligned as dataset...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916115/highly-sensitive-and-specific-derivatization-strategy-to-profile-and-quantitate-eicosanoids-by-uplc-ms-ms
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Ting Hu, Cai Tie, Zhe Wang, Jin-Lan Zhang
Eicosanoids are signaling molecules mainly oxidized from arachidonic acid (ARA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). They have attracted increasing attention from the scientists attributing to their essential physiological functions. However, their quantification have long been challenged by the low abundance, high structure similarity, poor stability and limited ionization efficiency. In this paper, an ultra-high performance liquid chromatograph coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) strategy was developed for the comprehensive profiling of more than 60 eicosanoids based on an efficient derivatization reagent 2,4-bis(diethylamino)-6-hydrazino-1,3,5-triazine (T3) and general multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) parameters...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915170/optimization-of-substituted-imidazobenzodiazepines-as-novel-asthma-treatments
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Rajwana Jahan, Michael Rajesh Stephen, Gloria S Forkuo, Revathi Kodali, Margaret L Guthrie, Amanda N Nieman, Nina Y Yuan, Nicolas M Zahn, Michael M Poe, Guanguan Li, Olivia B Yu, Gene T Yocum, Charles W Emala, Douglas C Stafford, James M Cook, Leggy A Arnold
We describe the synthesis of analogs of XHE-III-74, a selective α4β3γ2 GABAAR ligand, shown to relax airway smooth muscle ex vivo and reduce airway hyperresponsiveness in a murine asthma model. To improve properties of this compound as an asthma therapeutic, a series of analogs with a deuterated methoxy group in place of methoxy group at C-8 position was evaluated for isotope effects in preclinical assays; including microsomal stability, cytotoxicity, and sensorimotor impairment. The deuterated compounds were equally or more metabolically stable than the corresponding non-deuterated analogs and increased sensorimotor impairment was observed for some deuterated compounds...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914757/a-quick-reference-on-metabolic-alkalosis
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REVIEW
Daniel S Foy, Helio Autran de Morais
Metabolic alkalemia is characterized by an increase in bicarbonate concentration and base excess, an increase in pH, and a compensatory increase in carbon dioxide pressure. This article outlines indications for analysis, reference ranges, causes, and clinical signs of metabolic alkalosis. Algorithms for evaluation of patients with acid-base disorders and metabolic alkalosis are included.
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914530/isochlorogenic-acid-a-affects-p450-and-ugt-enzymes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jing Wang, Hong Wang, Ying Peng, Guang-Ji Wang, Hai-Ping Hao
Isochlorogenic acid A (ICQA), which has anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and antiviral properties, is commonly presented in fruits, vegetables, coffee, plant-based food products, and herbal medicines. These herbal medicines are usually used in combination with other medicines in the clinic. However, little is known about the regulatory effects of ICQA on drug-metabolizing enzymes and the herb-drug interactions. In the present study, we evaluated the inhibitory potentials of ICQA on CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP3A4, CYP2D6, and CYP2E1 in vitro based on a cocktail approach...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914517/effect-of-flaxseed-oil-and-microalgae-dha-on-the-production-performance-fatty-acids-and-total-lipids-of-egg-yolk-and-plasma-in-laying-hens
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M Neijat, O Ojekudo, J D House
The incorporation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in the egg is dependent on both the transfer efficiency of preformed dietary omega-3 fatty acids to the eggs as well as endogenous PUFA metabolism and deposition. Employing an experimental design consisting of 70 Lohmann LSL-Classic hens (n=10/treatment) in a 6-week feeding trial, we examined the impact of graded levels of either flaxseed oil (alpha-linolenic acid, ALA) or algal DHA (preformed docosahexaenoic acid, DHA), each supplying 0.20%, 0...
December 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914511/gas-chromatography-determination-of-fatty-acids-in-the-human-erythrocyte-membranes-a-review
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REVIEW
Zuzana Bystrická, Zdeňka Ďuračková
Blood fatty acid measurements can reflect exogenously consumed fatty acids allowing to resolve some metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes, anorexia) or mental disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, schizophrenia). For this purpose, fatty acids can be determined in the whole blood or various blood fractions such as the plasma, serum or erythrocytes. Measurement of fatty acids in the whole blood by dried blood spot technique is becoming increasingly popular and is often used mainly for the screening of newborns due to the use of the small sample volume...
December 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914509/effects-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-supplementation-on-pufa-levels-in-red-blood-cells-and-plasma
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Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Annika I Ostermann, Lisa Stork, Laura Kutzner, Heike Kohrs, Theresa Greupner, Andreas Hahn, Nils Helge Schebb
INTRODUCTION: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are metabolized in a complex network of elongation, desaturation and beta oxidation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The short (1 and 3 wk), and long term (6 and 12 wk) effect of 1076mg/d docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, free of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)) on (absolute) PUFA concentrations in plasma and red blood cells (RBC) of 12 healthy men (mean age 25.1±1.5 years) was investigated. RESULTS: RBC DHA concentrations significantly (p<0...
December 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913417/development-of-an-improved-system-for-the-generation-of-knock-out-mutants-of-amycolatopsis-sp-atcc-39116
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Florian Meyer, Hilke Pupkes, Alexander Steinbüchel
The Gram-positive actinomycete Amycolatopsis sp. ATCC 39116 is used for the industrial production of natural vanillin. Previously, the only gene deletion performed in this strain targeted the gene vdh coding for a vanillin dehydrogenase. The generation of this mutant suffered from a high number of illegitimate recombinations and the low rate of homologous recombination. To alleviate this, we constructed an optimized deletion system based on a modified suicide vector. Thereby, we were able to enhance the rate of homologous integration from less than 1% of the analyzed clones to 20% or 50% depending on the targeted gene...
December 2, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913098/succinyl-coa-synthetase-sucla2-deficiency-in-two-siblings-with-impaired-activity-of-other-mitochondrial-oxidative-enzymes-in-skeletal-muscle-without-mitochondrial-dna-depletion
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Xiaoping Huang, Jirair K Bedoyan, Didem Demirbas, David J Harris, Alexander Miron, Simone Edelheit, George Grahame, Suzanne D DeBrosse, Lee-Jun Wong, Charles L Hoppel, Douglas S Kerr, Irina Anselm, Gerard T Berry
Mutations in SUCLA2 result in succinyl-CoA ligase (ATP-forming) or succinyl-CoA synthetase (ADP-forming) (A-SCS) deficiency, a mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid cycle disorder. The phenotype associated with this gene defect is largely encephalomyopathy. We describe two siblings compound heterozygous for SUCLA2 mutations, c.985A>G (p.M329V) and c.920C>T (p.A307V), with parents confirmed as carriers of each mutation. We developed a new LC-MS/MS based enzyme assay to demonstrate the decreased SCS activity in the siblings with this unique genotype...
November 12, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913012/hyperglycemic-high-anion-gap-metabolic-acidosis-in-patients-receiving-sglt-2-inhibitors-for-diabetes-management
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Juliette Sandifer Kum-Nji, Aidar R Gosmanov, Helmut Steinberg, Samuel Dagogo-Jack
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) are a class of antidiabetic medications that improve glycemic control via inhibiting the reabsorption of filtered glucose and are approved for use in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). These drugs have recently been associated with euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). An increasing number of cases of SGLT-2i-associated DKA have occurred in patients with T2DM. Herein, we describe five episodes of hyperglycemic DKA in four type 2 diabetes patients receiving SGLT-2i therapy...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912765/rna-seq-based-digital-gene-expression-analysis-reveals-modification-of-host-defense-responses-by-rice-stripe-virus-during-disease-symptom-development-in-arabidopsis
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Feng Sun, Peng Fang, Juan Li, Linlin Du, Ying Lan, Tong Zhou, Yongjian Fan, Wenbiao Shen, Yijun Zhou
BACKGROUND: Virus infection induces and suppresses host gene expression on a global level. Rice stripe virus (RSV) is the type species of the genus Tenuivirus and infects rice and Arabidopsis plants. Microarray-based and next generation sequencing-based transcriptomic approaches have been used to study rice-RSV interactions. However, our knowledge of the response of Arabidopsis plants to RSV infection is limited, and it requires further investigation to determine the similarities (or differences) in virus-host interactions between monocot and dicot hosts infected with RSV...
December 2, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912165/biomarker-analysis-of-american-toad-anaxyrus-americanus-and-grey-tree-frog-hyla-versicolor-tadpoles-following-exposure-to-atrazine
#17
Marcía N Snyder, W Matthew Henderson, Donna A Glinski, S Thomas Purucker
The objective of the current study was to use a biomarker-based approach to investigate the influence of atrazine exposure on American toad (Anaxyrus americanus) and grey tree frog (Hyla versicolor) tadpoles. Atrazine is one of the most frequently detected herbicides in environmental matrices throughout the United States. In surface waters, it has been found at concentrations from 0.04-2859μg/L and thus presents a likely exposure scenario for non-target species such as amphibians. Studies have examined the effect of atrazine on the metamorphic parameters of amphibians, however, the data are often contradictory...
November 21, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910928/high-throughput-chinmedomics-based-prediction-of-effective-components-and-targets-from-herbal-medicine-as1350
#18
Qi Liu, Aihua Zhang, Liang Wang, Guangli Yan, Hongwei Zhao, Hui Sun, Shiyu Zou, Jinwei Han, Chung Wah Ma, Ling Kong, Xiaohang Zhou, Yang Nan, Xijun Wang
This work was designed to explore the effective components and targets of herbal medicine AS1350 and its effect on "Kidney-Yang Deficiency Syndrome" (KYDS) based on a chinmedomics strategy which is capable of directly discovering and predicting the effective components, and potential targets, of herbal medicine. Serum samples were analysed by UPLC-MS combined with pattern recognition analysis to identify the biomarkers related to the therapeutic effects. Interestingly, the effectiveness of AS1350 against KYDS was proved by the chinmedomics method and regulated the biomarkers and targeting of metabolic disorders...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910129/synthesis-of-c-14-radiolabeled-glucagon-receptor-antagonist-and-its-use-in-a-human-mass-balance-study
#19
Boris A Czeskis, Darlene K Satonin
The synthesis of the radiolabeled glucagon receptor antagonist 1-[(14) C] was accomplished based on decarboxylative iodination of acid 2 followed by "reattachment" of (14) C carboxylic function. The method allowed a significant reduction in the number of steps in preparation of the radiolabeled compound. Iodide 4, obtained by the halodecarboxylation, was converted to cyanide 5-[(14) C], which was hydrolyzed to provide the radiolabeled acid 2-[(14) C]. Coupling with β-alanine fragment and hydrolysis of ester 6-[(14) C] completed the synthesis of the target molecule 1-[(14) C]...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909992/roles-for-orexin-hypocretin-in-the-control-of-energy-balance-and-metabolism
#20
Paulette B Goforth, Martin G Myers
The neuropeptide hypocretin is also commonly referred to as orexin, since its orexigenic action was recognized early. Orexin/hypocretin (OX) neurons project widely throughout the brain and the physiologic and behavioral functions of OX are much more complex than initially conceived based upon the stimulation of feeding. OX most notably controls functions relevant to attention, alertness, and motivation. OX also plays multiple crucial roles in the control of food intake, metabolism, and overall energy balance in mammals...
December 2, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
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