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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625041/energy-regulation-in-newly-diagnosed-tb-with-chronic-energy-deficiency-free-fatty-acids-and-rbp4
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Nurpudji A Taslim, Devintha Virani, Ni Ketut Sumartini, Karmila, Agussalim Bukhari, Aminuddin, Suryani As'ad, Raden Satriono, Haerani Rasyid, Irawaty Djaharuddin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Energy metabolism may be dysfunctionally integral between host and infective agent in active tuberculosis, mediated by adipocytokines and free fatty acids (FFA) as the products of triglyceride lipolysis in fat, blood or other tissues. Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are candidate adipocytokines. The possibility of a deleterious metabolic nexus in chronic energy deficiency (CED) (BMI <18.5 kg/m2) is explored. METHODS AND DESIGN: Newly diagnosed patients with tuberculosis (n=63) were selected using consecutive random sampling at a Centre for the Care and Treatment of Lung Diseases in Makassar, Indonesia...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620826/individual-amino-acid-supplementation-can-improve-energy-metabolism-and-decrease-ros-production-in-neuronal-cells-overexpressing-alpha-synuclein
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Vedad Delic, Jeddidiah W D Griffin, Sandra Zivkovic, Yumeng Zhang, Tam-Anh Phan, Henry Gong, Dale Chaput, Christian Reynes, Vinh B Dinh, Josean Cruz, Eni Cvitkovic, Devon Placides, Ernide Frederic, Hamed Mirzaei, Stanley M Stevens, Umesh Jinwal, Daniel C Lee, Patrick C Bradshaw
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by alpha-synuclein accumulation and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) region of the brain. Increased levels of alpha-synuclein have been shown to result in loss of mitochondrial electron transport chain complex I activity leading to increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. WT alpha-synuclein was stably overexpressed in human BE(2)-M17 neuroblastoma cells resulting in increased levels of an alpha-synuclein multimer, but no increase in alpha-synuclein monomer levels...
June 15, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620256/effects-of-season-and-artificial-photoperiod-on-semen-and-seminal-plasma-characteristics-in-bucks-of-two-goat-breeds-maintained-in-a-semen-collection-center
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Francisco Arrebola, José-Alfonso Abecia
AIM: This study quantified the effects of season and photoperiodic treatment on semen and seminal plasma (SP) characteristics in 12 bucks of two Spanish goat breeds (Murciano-Granadina, and Payoya) for the past 1 year. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 6 bucks (three of each breed) were exposed to the natural day length and the other six males (three of each breed) were exposed to alternating conditions of 2 months of long days (16 h light) and 2 months of short days (8 h light)...
May 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619994/simultaneous-stimulation-of-glycolysis-and-gluconeogenesis-by-feeding-in-the-anterior-intestine-of-the-omnivorous-gift-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#4
Yong-Jun Chen, Ti-Yin Zhang, Hai-Yan Chen, Shi-Mei Lin, Li Luo, De-Shou Wang
The present study was performed to investigate the roles of anterior intestine in the postprandial glucose homeostasis of the omnivorous Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT). Sub-adult fish (about 173 g) were sampled at 0, 1, 3, 8 and 24 h post feeding (HPF) after 36 h of food deprivation, and the time course of changes in intestinal glucose transport, glycolysis, glycogenesis and gluconeogenesis at the transcription and enzyme activity level, as well as plasma glucose contents, were analyzed. Compared with 0 HPF (fasting for 36 h), the mRNA levels of both ATP-dependent sodium/glucose cotransporter 1 and facilitated glucose transporter 2 increased during 1-3 HPF, decreased at 8 HPF and then leveled off...
June 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610916/the-rhizoferrin-biosynthetic-gene-in-the-fungal-pathogen-rhizopus-delemar-is-a-novel-member-of-the-nis-gene-family
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Cassandra S Carroll, Clark L Grieve, Indu Murugathasan, Andrew J Bennet, Clarissa M Czekster, Huanting Lui, James Naismith, Margo M Moore
Iron is essential for growth and in low iron environments such as serum many bacteria and fungi secrete ferric iron-chelating molecules called siderophores. All fungi produce hydroxamate siderophores with the exception of Mucorales fungi, which secrete rhizoferrin, a polycarboxylate siderophore. Here we investigated the biosynthesis of rhizoferrin by the opportunistic human pathogen, Rhizopus delemar. We searched the genome of R. delemar 99-880 for a homologue of the bacterial NRPS-independent siderophore (NIS) protein, SfnaD, that is involved in biosynthesis of staphyloferrin A in Staphylococcus aureus...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606087/suppression-of-experimental-cerebral-malaria-by-disruption-of-malate-quinone-oxidoreductase
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Mamoru Niikura, Keisuke Komatsuya, Shin-Ichi Inoue, Risa Matsuda, Hiroko Asahi, Daniel Ken Inaoka, Kiyoshi Kita, Fumie Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Aspartate, which is converted from oxaloacetate (OAA) by aspartate aminotransferase, is considered an important precursor for purine salvage and pyrimidine de novo biosynthesis, and is thus indispensable for the growth of Plasmodium parasites at the asexual blood stages. OAA can be produced in malaria parasites via two routes: (i) from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) by phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) in the cytosol, or (ii) from fumarate by consecutive reactions catalyzed by fumarate hydratase (FH) and malate:quinone oxidoreductase (MQO) in the mitochondria of malaria parasites...
June 12, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605916/identification-and-heterologous-production-of-a-benzoyl-primed-tricarboxylic-acid-polyketide-intermediate-from-the-zaragozic-acid-a-biosynthetic-pathway
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Nicholas Liu, Yiu-Sun Hung, Shu-Shan Gao, Leibniz Hang, Yi Zou, Yit-Heng Chooi, Yi Tang
Zaragozic acid A (1) is a potent cholesterol lowering, polyketide natural product made by various filamentous fungi. The reconstitution of enzymes responsible for the initial steps of the biosynthetic pathway of 1 is accomplished using an engineered fungal heterologous host. These initial steps feature the priming of a benzoic acid starter unit onto a highly reducing polyketide synthase (HRPKS), followed by oxaloacetate extension and product release to generate a tricarboxylic acid containing product 2. The reconstitution studies demonstrated that only three enzymes, HRPKS, citrate synthase, and hydrolase, are needed in A...
June 13, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601069/acetate-metabolism-in-the-purple-non-sulfur-bacterium-rhodobacter-capsulatus
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E P Petushkova, A A Tsygankov
The purple non-sulfur bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus B10 can grow on acetate as the sole carbon source under photoheterotrophic conditions. It is known that the bacterium can use the glyoxylate cycle and, in addition to it, or alternatively to it, an unknown pathway for acetate assimilation. We analyzed the genetic potential for functioning of additional metabolic pathways of oxaloacetic acid (OAA) pool replenishment in R. capsulatus. Using published microarray data of more than 4000 transcripts of genes for R...
May 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599245/anti-inflammatory-and-ameliorative-effects-of-gallic-acid-on-fluoxetine-induced-oxidative-stress-and-liver-damage-in-rats
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Omid Karimi-Khouzani, Esfandiar Heidarian, Sayed Asadollah Amini
BACKGROUND: Fluoxetine-induced liver damage is a cause of chronic liver disease. In the present study the hepatoprotective effects of gallic acid against fluoxetine-induced liver damage were examined. METHODS: Forty-eight male rats were divided into six groups as follow: group 1, the control group; group 2, rats receiving fluoxetine (24mg/kg bw daily, po) without treatment; group 3, rats receiving 24mg/kg bw fluoxetine, treated with 50mg/kg bw silymarin and groups 4, 5, and 6 in which gallic acid (50, 100, and 200mg/kg bw, po, respectively) was prescribed after the consumption of fluoxetine...
March 23, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598103/-safety-and-tolerance-of-healthy-people-to-injection-of-astragalosides-a-new-drug-for-coronary-heart-disease
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Chong Zou, Fang Liu, Meng Jiang, Ning-Ning Xiong, Wei-Min Gao, Jing-Mei Yu, Jun-Gang Yin, Jian-Dong Zou, Zhu-Yuan Fang
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and tolerance of healthy volunteers to as tragalosides injection (AGI), and to determine a safe dose range for phase II clinical trial. METHODS: A total of 62 healthy volunteers participated in this study, with 26 being given a single AGI of 100 mL, 200 mL, 300 mL, 400 mL, 500 mL, or 600 mL and 36 subjects being given 500 mL, 400 mL, 200 mL or 300 mL of AGI once a day for 7 d. Discomfortsymptoms, vital signs and safety problems were recorded 3 d and 7 d after the administration of AGI...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596074/introduction-of-an-acetyl-coa-carboxylation-bypass-into-escherichia-coli-for-enhanced-free-fatty-acid-production
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Kwang Soo Shin, Sung Kuk Lee
This study investigated the effect of the methylmalonyl-CoA carboxyltransferase (MMC) of Propionibacterium freudenreichii on production of free fatty acid (FFA) in Escherichia coli. Overexpression of the MMC exhibited a 44% increase in FFA titer. Co-overexpression of MMC and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PPC), which supplies the MMC precursor, further improved the titer by 40%. Expression of malic enzyme (MaeB) led to a 23% increase in FFA titer in the acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC)-overexpressing cells, but no increase in the MMC-overexpressing cells...
May 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587348/hepatoprotective-effects-of-litchi-litchi-chinensis-procyanidin-a2-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-injury-in-icr-mice
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Lih-Geeng Chen, Cheng-Wei Chang, Jwu-Guh Tsay, Brian Bor-Chun Weng
Drug tolerance, lacking liver regenerative activity and inconclusive inhibition of steatosis and cirrhosis by silymarin treatment during chronic liver injury have increased the demand for novel alternative or synergistic treatments for liver damage. Litchi fruit is abundant in polyphenolic compounds and is used in traditional Chinese medicine for treatments that include the strengthening of hepatic and pancreatic functions. Unique polyphenolic compounds obtained from litchi pericarp extract (LPE) were studied in vitro and in vivo for hepatoprotection...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544376/hif-2%C3%AE-regulates-non-canonical-glutamine-metabolism-via-activation-of-pi3k-mtorc2-pathway-in-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Wenzhu Li, Changhao Chen, Xiaohui Zhao, Huilin Ye, Yue Zhao, Zhiqiang Fu, Wenwei Pan, Shangyou Zheng, Lusheng Wei, Tianwen Nong, Zhihua Li, Rufu Chen
Hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) plays an important role in increasing cancer progression and distant metastasis in a variety of tumour types. We aimed to investigate its biological function and clinical significance in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). A total of 283 paired PDAC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were collected from patients who underwent surgery or biopsy at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital between February 2004 and October 2016. In this study, we noted that HIF-2α expression was significantly up-regulated in PDAC, positively associated with disease stage, lymph-node metastasis and patient survival, and identified as an independent prognostic factor of PDAC patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542252/metabolic-flux-analysis-of-heterotrophic-growth-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Nanette R Boyle, Neelanjan Sengupta, John A Morgan
Despite the wealth of knowledge available for C. reinhardtii, the central metabolic fluxes of growth on acetate have not yet been determined. In this study, 13C-metabolic flux analysis (13C-MFA) was used to determine and quantify the metabolic pathways of primary metabolism in C. reinhardtii cells grown under heterotrophic conditions with acetate as the sole carbon source. Isotopic labeling patterns of compartment specific biomass derived metabolites were used to calculate the fluxes. It was found that acetate is ligated with coenzyme A in the three subcellular compartments (cytosol, mitochondria and plastid) included in the model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538181/malate-and-aspartate-increase-l-arginine-and-nitric-oxide-and-attenuate-hypertension
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Entai Hou, Na Sun, Fuchang Zhang, Chenyang Zhao, Kristie Usa, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat, a model of salt-sensitive hypertension, exhibits fumarase insufficiencies. To investigate the mechanism mediating the effect of fumarase-related metabolites on hypertension, we considered the pathway in which L-malate can be converted to oxaloacetate, aspartate, argininosuccinate, and L-arginine, the substrate of nitric oxide (NO) synthase. The levels of aspartate, citrulline, L-arginine, and NO were significantly decreased in the kidneys of SS rats compared to salt-insensitive consomic SS...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535741/effects-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-on-oxidative-stress-and-tnf-%C3%AE-gene-expression-in-diclofenac-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#16
Ali Nouri, Esfandiar Heidarian, Morteza Nikoukar
The consumption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as diclofenac, can lead to hepatotoxicity. In the present study, protective effect of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on diclofenac-induced hepatotoxicity was investigated. Thirty-two male rats were divided into four groups. Group 1 (control group) was treated with normal saline (1 ml/kg, i.p.) for 4 d. Group 2 (test without treatment) received diclofenac only (50 mg/kg, i.p.) for 4 d. Groups 3 and 4 received diclofenac (50 mg/kg, i.p.) plus NAC (150 mg/kg, p...
June 8, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521864/insulin-induced-inhibition-of-gluconeogenesis-genes-including-glutamic-pyruvic-transaminase-2-is-associated-with-reduced-histone-acetylation-in-a-human-liver-cell-line
#17
Kazue Honma, Michiko Kamikubo, Kazuki Mochizuki, Toshinao Goda
OBJECTIVES: Hepatic glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT; also known as alanine aminotransferase) is a gluconeogenesis enzyme that catalyzes conversions between alanine and pyruvic acid. It is also used as a blood biomarker for hepatic damage. In this study, we investigated whether insulin regulates GPT expression, as it does for other gluconeogenesis genes, and if this involves the epigenetic modification of histone acetylation. METHODS: Human liver-derived HepG2 cells were cultured with 0...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520815/metabolic-profiling-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-of-energy-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-fed-obese-mice
#18
Daxesh P Patel, Kristopher W Krausz, Cen Xie, Diren Beyoğlu, Frank J Gonzalez, Jeffrey R Idle
A novel, selective and sensitive single-ion monitoring (SIM) gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) method was developed and validated for the determination of energy metabolites related to glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glutaminolysis, and fatty acid β-oxidation. This assay used N-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-N-methyltrifluoroacetamide (MTBSTFA) containing 1% tert-butyldimethylchlorosilane (TBDMCS) as derivatizing reagent and was highly reproducible, sensitive, specific and robust. The assay was used to analyze liver tissue and serum from C57BL/6N obese mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and C57BL/6N mice fed normal chow for 8 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515956/effects-of-phosalone-consumption-via-feeding-with-or-without-sodium-bentonite-on-performance-blood-metabolites-and-its-transition-to-milk-of-iranian-baluchi-sheep
#19
Mohsen Kazemi, Ameneh Eskandary Torbaghan, Abdoul Mansour Tahmasbi, Reza Valizadeh, Abbas Ali Naserian
BACKGROUND: Transfer of pesticides from environment to animal products is inevitable, so the purpose of the present work was to evaluate phosalone consumption via feeding with or without sodium bentonite (SB) on performance, blood metabolites and its transition to milk of Iranian Baluchi sheep. METHODS: Twenty Baluchi ewes were divided into four treatments (P1 as control, P2, P3, and P4) of five animals in which phosalone, an organophosphate pesticide, was given via diet (only for P2 and P3) at a dose of 280 mg/sheep/day for 63 consecutive days...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513770/association-between-mfn2-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-and-prognosis-of-acute-liver-failure-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
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Y-L Wei, Q Tian, X-X Zhao, G-Z Qiu, Y Xu
This study aimed to determine the role of mitofusin 2 (MFN2) gene polymorphisms in the risk and prognosis of acute liver failure (ALF). A total of 298 blood samples were collected from 138 ALF patients (case group) and 160 healthy participants (control group). Coagulation function, glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT), glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT), total bilirubin (TB), blood ammonia and lactic acid (LA) were measured. The predictive evaluation of MFN2 gene polymorphisms in the risk and prognosis of ALF patients was estimated using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, haplotype analysis, binary logistic regression analysis and Cox regression analysis...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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