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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741990/novosphingobium-fontis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-spring
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Shih-Yi Sheu, Li-Ping Liu, Chiu-Chung Young, Wen-Ming Chen
A bacterial strain designated STM-14T was isolated from a spring in Taiwan and characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Strain STM-14T was a Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, poly-β-hydroxybutyrate-accumulating, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium and formed cream-coloured colonies. Strain STM-14T grew at 15-37 °C (optimum, 30 °C), at pH 5.0-9.0 (optimum, pH 6.0) and with 0-0.5 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 0 %). Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain STM-14T belonged to the genus Novosphingobium and showed the highest levels of sequence similarity to Novosphingobium naphthae D39T (98...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740965/a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen-chylous-ascites
#2
Cemal Kaya, Pınar Yazıcı, Kinyas Kartal, Emre Bozkurt, Mehmet Mihmanlı
Chylous ascites, defined as a lipid-rich fluid accumulation in the peritoneal cavity, is a rare pathology of the lymphatic system and is a very rare cause of acute abdomen. It is generally associated with diseases such as cancer, cirrhosis, inflammatory diseases, surgery, or trauma. In this study, we report a patient with chylous ascites, which mimics acute appendicitis. Diagnosis and treatment procedures were discussed.
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739572/altenusin-a-non-steroidal-microbial-metabolite-attenuates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-activating-the-farnesoid-x-receptor
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Zhihui Zheng, Zanmei Zhao, Shuqiang Li, Xinhua Lu, Mengxi Jiang, Jie Lin, Yunqi An, Yang Xie, Meishu Xu, Wenbin Shen, Grace Guo, YIxian Huang, Song Li, Xuexia Zhang, Wen Xie
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent chronic liver disease. The incidence of NAFLD has increased steadily due to its close association with the global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, there is no effective pharmacological therapy approved for NAFLD. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR), a member of the nuclear receptor subfamily, plays important roles in maintaining the homeostasis of bile acids, glucose and lipids. FXR agonists have shown promise for the treatment of NAFLD. Here we report Altenusin (2076A), a natural non-steroidal fungal metabolite, as a novel selective agonist of FXR with an EC50 value of 3...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739087/inhibition-of-lipolysis-by-ilexgenin-a-via-ampk-activation-contributes-to-the-prevention-of-hepatic-insulin-resistance
#4
Lan-Zhu Li, Tong Zhang, Lan Yang, Lijuan Zhang, Lulu Wang, Baolin Liu, Kang Liu
Adipose dysfunction links tightly to hepatic insulin resistance and gluconeogenesis. Ilexgenin A is reported with the ability to regulate lipid profile and protect the liver against high fat diet (HFD) -induced impairment. Here, we propose that ilexgenin A ameliorates hepatic insulin signaling and gluconeogenesis by regulating lipolysis in white adipose tissue (WAT). Pyruvate tolerance test and biochemical analysis coupled with the ex vivo siRNA knockdown and co-culture studies demonstrate that ilexgenin A suppresses inflammation-associated lipolysis in epididymal fat pad via 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, thus inhibits diacylglycerol (DAG) accumulation and protein kinase C ε (PKCε) translocation in liver, leading to the improvement of insulin sensitivity and hepatic glucose production...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739056/supplementation-with-vitis-vinifera-l-skin-extract-improves-insulin-resistance-and-prevents-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-and-steatosis-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Izabelle Barcellos Santos, Graziele Freitas de Bem, Viviane Silva Cristino Cordeiro, Cristiane Aguiar da Costa, Lenize Costa Reis Marins de Carvalho, Ana Paula Machado da Rocha, Gisele França da Costa, Dayane Teixeira Ognibene, Roberto Soares de Moura, Angela Castro Resende
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common complications of obesity. The Vitis vinifera L. grape skin extract (ACH09) is an important source of polyphenols, which are related to its antioxidant and antihyperglycemic activities. We hypothesized that ACH09 could also exert beneficial effects on metabolic disorders associated with obesity and evaluated ACH09's influence on high-fat (HF) diet-induced hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance in C57BL/6 mice. The animals were fed a standard diet (10% fat, control) or an HF diet (60% fat, HF) with or without ACH09 (200mg/[kg d]) for 12weeks...
July 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737925/lipid-bilayer-gated-mesoporous-silica-nanocarriers-for-tumor-targeted-delivery-of-zoledronic-acid-in-vivo
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Diti Desai, Jixi Zhang, Jouko Sandholm, Jaakko Lehtimäki, Tove Grönroos, Johanna Tuomela, Jessica M Rosenholm
Zoledronic acid (ZOL) is a nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate used for the treatment of bone diseases and calcium metabolism. Anticancer activity of ZOL has been established, but its extraskeletal effects are limited due to its rapid uptake and accumulation to bone hydroxyapatite. In this work, we report on the development of tethered lipid bilayer-gated mesoporous silica nanocarriers (MSNs) for the incorporation, retention and intracellular delivery of ZOL. The in vitro anticancer activity of ZOL-loaded nanocarriers was evaluated by cell viability assay and live-cell imaging...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737815/isofraxidin-a-coumarin-component-improves-high-fat-diet-induced-hepatic-lipid-homeostasis-disorder-and-macrophage-inflammation-in-mice
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Jian Li, Xiaofei Li, Zhike Li, Lu Zhang, Yonggang Liu, Hong Ding, Shanye Yin
Isofraxidin (IF) is a coumarin compound produced in the functional foods Siberian ginseng and Apium graveolens. The first objective of this study was to investigate the protective effects and putative methods of IF in combating lipotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. Oleic acid was used to induce lipid turbulence in human hepatoma cells (HepG2). Alterations in triglyceride metabolism, inflammation and oxidative status were monitored. Results show that IF mainly reduced triglyceride accumulation, TNF-α release and ROS activation in metabolic disordered cells...
July 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737695/predictive-structure-and-topology-of-peroxisomal-atp-binding-cassette-abc-transporters
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Pierre Andreoletti, Quentin Raas, Catherine Gondcaille, Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki, Doriane Trompier, Stéphane Savary
The peroxisomal ATP-binding Cassette (ABC) transporters, which are called ABCD1, ABCD2 and ABCD3, are transmembrane proteins involved in the transport of various lipids that allow their degradation inside the organelle. Defective ABCD1 leads to the accumulation of very long-chain fatty acids and is associated with a complex and severe neurodegenerative disorder called X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD). Although the nucleotide-binding domain is highly conserved and characterized within the ABC transporters family, solid data are missing for the transmembrane domain (TMD) of ABCD proteins...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736941/in-vivo-neutralization-of-%C3%AE-4-and-%C3%AE-7-integrins-inhibits-eosinophil-trafficking-and-prevents-lung-injury-during-tropical-pulmonary-eosinophilia-in-mice
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Pankaj Sharma, Aditi Sharma, Mrigank Srivastava
Integrins regulate leukocyte trafficking during homeostasis and inflammatory conditions. However, the role of α4 and β7 integrins in guiding eosinophil transmigration into the lungs during filarial manifestation of Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (TPE) has not been explored. In this study, mice exhibiting TPE manifestations were administered with in vivo neutralizing antibodies against integrins α4 and β7 or their combination and immuno-pathological parameters were evaluated. Results show an intact lung barrier, significantly lower lung inflammation and reduced eosinophil counts in the Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and lungs of mice receiving anti-α4(+) β7 treatment...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736719/lipid-profile-in-adult-patients-with-fabry-disease-ten-year-follow-up
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Karolina M Stepien, Chris J Hendriksz
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease, an X-linked genetic condition, results from alpha-galactosidase deficiency and increased accumulation of glycosphingolipids in cardiovascular tissues. Clinical manifestation includes vasculature associated complications. Hyperlipidaemia is one of the cardiovascular risk factors however it has never been well defined in Fabry disease. Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) is available but its effect on serum cholesterol is unknown. The aim of this project was to assess the influence of long-term ERT on lipid profile in a large cohort of adult patients with Fabry disease...
December 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736524/immune-and-metabolic-regulation-mechanism-of-dangguiliuhuang-decoction-against-insulin-resistance-and-hepatic-steatosis
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Hui Cao, Lingling Tuo, Yali Tuo, Ziyun Xia, Rong Fu, Yang Liu, Yihong Quan, Jue Liu, Zhihong Yu, Ming Xiang
Dangguiliuhuang decoction (DGLHD) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula, which mainly consists of angelica, radix rehmanniae, radix rehmanniae praeparata, scutellaria baicalensis, coptis chinensis, astragalus membranaceus, and golden cypress, and used for the treatment of diabetes and some autoimmune diseases. In this study, we explored the potential mechanism of DGLHD against insulin resistance and fatty liver in vivo and in vitro. Our data revealed that DGLHD normalized glucose and insulin level, increased the expression of adiponectin, diminished fat accumulation and lipogenesis, and promoted glucose uptake...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736146/lipid-accumulation-potential-of-oleaginous-yeasts-a-comparative-evaluation-using-food-waste-leachate-as-a-substrate
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Davidraj Johnravindar, Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan, Ammaiyappan Selvam, Kumarasamy Murugesan, Jonathan W C Wong
In present study, the efficiency of three oleaginous yeasts i.e., Yarrowia lipolytica, Rhodotorula glutinis and Cryptococcus curvatus were compared for their lipid assimilation capacities using three different FW-leachates as a medium. The FW-leachates were collected from dry anaerobic digesters and diluted to achieve carbohydrate content of 25gL(-1) prior to yeast inoculations. Around 5% of yeast cultures were individually mixed in three different FW-leachate mediums and incubated under 30°C and 150rpm agitation for 6days...
June 29, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735403/determining-glutathione-levels-in-plants
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Smita Sahoo, Jay Prakash Awasthi, Ramanjulu Sunkar, Sanjib Kumar Panda
Upon exposure to abiotic stresses, plants tend to accumulate excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that inturn react with cellular lipids, proteins, and DNA. Therefore, decreasing ROS accumulation is indispensible to survive under stress, which is accomplished by inducing enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant defense pathways. Glutathione, particularly reduced glutathione (GSH), represents a principal anitioxidant that could decrease ROS through scavenging them directly or indirectly through ascorbate-glutathione cycle or GSH peroxidases...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734036/-epicatechin-regulates-blood-lipids-and-attenuates-hepatic-steatosis-in-rats-fed-high-fat-diet-%C3%A2
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Hui Cheng, Na Xu, Wenxia Zhao, Jingjing Su, Mengru Liang, Zhongwen Xie, Xianli Wu, Qinglin Li
SCOPE: (-)-Epicatechin (EC) is a natural flavanol monomer found in cocoa, green tea and a variety of other plant foods. In this study, effects of EC on blood lipids and hepatic steatosis, and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: A hyperlipidemic rat model was induced by high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. EC was then administrated to the animals by gavage at doses of 10 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, 40 mg/kg body weight (BW) for 12 weeks. Simvastatin was included as a positive control...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733781/bitc-and-s-carvone-restrain-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-and-ameliorate-hepatic-steatosis-and-insulin-resistance
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Sary Alsanea, Dexi Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the preventative activity of benzyl isothiocyante and S-carvone against high-fat diet-induced obesity and metabolic complications. METHODS: Ten-week-old C57BL/6 male mice were fed a high-fat diet and injected intraperitoneally twice per week with benzyl isothiocyante, S-carvone, or vehicle for 8 weeks. The body weight, food intake, and body composition were monitored, and glucose tolerance and insulin tolerance tests were performed at the end of the experiment...
July 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733391/diacylglycerol-acyltransferase-mediated-triacylglyerol-synthesis-augments-basal-thermotolerance
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Stephanie P Mueller, Melissa Unger, Lena Guender, Agnes Fekete, Martin J Mueller
High temperatures rapidly induce a genetically programmed heat shock response (HSR) that is essential to establish short-term acquired thermotolerance. In addition, an immediate HSR-independent metabolic response is triggered resulting in an accumulation of unsaturated triacylglycerols (TAGs) in the cytosol. The metabolic processes involved in heat-induced TAG formation in plants and their physiological significance remain to be clarified. Lipidomic analyses of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings indicated that during heat stress polyunsaturated fatty acids from thylakoid galactolipids are incorporated into cytosolic TAGs...
July 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733329/the-antifungal-activity-of-the-peptide-periplanetasin-2-derived-from-american-cockroach-periplaneta-americana
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JiEun Yun, Jae-Sam Hwang, Dong Gun Lee
The cockroach, which is a household insect, is an established model organism in research. Periplanetasin-2, derived from the American cockroach Periplaneta americana, exerted potent antifungal effect against pathogenic fungi without causing hemolysis. Periplanetasin-2 induced oxidative stress by generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation. Periplanetasin-2 also caused apoptosis by exposure of phosphatidylserine and fragmentation of DNA, exerted in a concentration-dependent manner. Hence, we investigated the mitochondrial apoptotic mechanism of periplanetasin-2 in Candida albicans After treatment with periplanetasin-2, we observed mitochondrial depolarization and calcium accumulation...
July 21, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732575/beraprost-sodium-a-prostacyclin-analogue-reduces-fructose-induced-hepatocellular-steatosis-in-mice-and-in-vitro-via-the-microrna-200a-and-sirt1-signaling-pathway
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Pengyuan Zhang, Lijuan Xu, Hongyu Guan, Liehua Liu, Juan Liu, Zhimin Huang, Xiaopei Cao, Zhihong Liao, Haipeng Xiao, Yanbing Li
PURPOSE: To determine whether beraprost sodium, a prostacyclin analogue, could reduce hepatic lipid accumulation induced by fructose in mice and cultured human hepatocytes, and to investigate the expression of microRNAs and the sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) pathway. METHODS: Male C57BL/6JNju mice were divided into three groups and fed one of the following diets: a normal diet, a high fructose diet, or a high fructose diet with beraprost sodium treatment. In addition, human-derived HepG2 cells were cultured and treated with fructose (25mmol/L) with or without beraprost sodium (10μmol/L) for 24h, and transfected with small interfering RNA (siRNA) against SIRT1, miR-200a mimic, or miR-200a inhibitor for 48h...
August 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732092/dietary-oleic-acid-regulates-hepatic-lipogenesis-through-a-liver-x-receptor-dependent-signaling
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Simon Ducheix, Alexandra Montagner, Arnaud Polizzi, Frédéric Lasserre, Marion Régnier, Alice Marmugi, Fadila Benhamed, Justine Bertrand-Michel, Laila Mselli-Lakhal, Nicolas Loiseau, Pascal G Martin, Jean-Marc Lobaccaro, Laurent Ferrier, Catherine Postic, Hervé Guillou
Olive oil consumption is beneficial for health as it is associated with a decreased prevalence of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Oleic acid is, by far, the most abundant component of olive oil. Since it can be made through de novo synthesis in animals, it is not an essential fatty acid. While it has become clear that dietary oleic acid regulates many biological processes, the signaling pathway involved in these regulations remains poorly defined. In this work we tested the impact of an oleic acid-rich diet on hepatic gene expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731568/a-strong-hybrid-fatty-acid-inducible-transcriptional-sensor-built-from-yarrowia-lipolytica-upstream-activating-and-regulatory-sequences
#20
Murtaza Shabbir-Hussain, Ian Wheeldon, Mark A Blenner
The engineering of Yarrowia lipolytica to accumulate lipids with high titers and productivities has been enabled with a handful of constitutive promoters for pathway engineering. However, the development of promoters that are both strong and lipid responsive could greatly benefit the bioproduction efficiency of lipid-derived oleochemicals in oleaginous yeast. in this study, we sought to engineer a fatty acid regulated hybrid promoter for use in Y. lipolytica. We identified a 200 bp upstream regulatory sequence in the peroxisomal acyl CoA oxidase 2 (POX2) promoter...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
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