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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723980/preliminary-results-of-topical-hepatic-hypothermia-in-a-model-of-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Emilio Elias Abdo, Estela Regina Ramos Figueira, Joel Avancini Rocha-Filho, Eleazar Chaib, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Telesforo Bacchella
BACKGROUND: Ischemia/reperfusion causes organ damage but it is mandatory in hepatic transplantation, trauma and other complex liver surgeries, when Pringle maneuver is applied to minimize bleeding during these procedures. It is well known that liver ischemia/reperfusion leads to microcirculatory disturbance and cellular injury. In this setting hypothermia is known to reduce oxygen demand, lowering intracellular metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of hypothermia in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury, using a new model of topic isolated liver hypothermia...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723898/fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-and-aldolase-mediate-glucose-sensing-by-ampk
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Chen-Song Zhang, Simon A Hawley, Yue Zong, Mengqi Li, Zhichao Wang, Alexander Gray, Teng Ma, Jiwen Cui, Jin-Wei Feng, Mingjiang Zhu, Yu-Qing Wu, Terytty Yang Li, Zhiyun Ye, Shu-Yong Lin, Huiyong Yin, Hai-Long Piao, D Grahame Hardie, Sheng-Cai Lin
The major energy source for most cells is glucose, from which ATP is generated via glycolysis and/or oxidative metabolism. Glucose deprivation activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), but it is unclear whether this activation occurs solely via changes in AMP or ADP, the classical activators of AMPK. Here, we describe an AMP/ADP-independent mechanism that triggers AMPK activation by sensing the absence of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP), with AMPK being progressively activated as extracellular glucose and intracellular FBP decrease...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723125/pharmacokinetics-on-a-chip-using-label-free-sers-technique-for-programmable-dual-drug-analysis
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Jiayuan Fei, Lei Wu, Yizhi Zhang, Shenfei Zong, Zhuyuan Wang, Yiping Cui
Synergistic effects of dual or multiple drugs have attracted great attention in medical fields, especially in cancer therapies. We provide a programmable microfluidic platform for pharmacokinetic detection of multiple drugs in multiple cells. The well-designed microfluidic platform includes two 2 × 3 microarrays of cell chambers, two gradient generators, and several pneumatic valves. Through the combined use of valves and gradient generators, each chamber can be controlled to infuse different kinds of living cells and drugs with specific concentrations as needed...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722654/a-lectin-receptor-kinase-as-a-potential-sensor-for-extracellular-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Chenggang Wang, Mingqi Zhou, Xudong Zhang, Jin Yao, Yanping Zhang, Zhonglin Mou
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) participates in intracellular and extracellular signaling events unrelated to metabolism. In animals, purinergic receptors are required for extracellular NAD(+) (eNAD(+)) to evoke biological responses, indicating that eNAD(+) may be sensed by cell-surface receptors. However, the identity of eNAD(+)-binding receptors still remains elusive. Here, we identify a lectin receptor kinase (LecRK), LecRK-I.8, as a potential eNAD(+) receptor in Arabidopsis. The extracellular lectin domain of LecRK-I...
July 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722177/metformin-induced-alterations-in-nucleotide-metabolism-cause-5-fluorouracil-resistance-but-gemcitabine-susceptibility-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Charissa Mynhardt, Leonard Howard Damelin, Rupal Jivan, Jade Peres, Sharon Prince, Robin Bruce Veale, Demetra Mavri-Damelin
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat a variety of gastric cancers including oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), for which the 5-year mortality rate exceeds 85%. Our study investigated the effects of metformin, an antidiabetic drug with established anti-cancer activity, in combination with 5-FU as a novel chemotherapy strategy, using the OSCC cell lines, WHCO1 and WHCO5. Our results indicate that metformin treatment induces significant resistance to 5-FU in WHCO1 and WHCO5 cells, by more than 5-fold and 6-fold respectively, as assessed by MTT assay...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717018/structure-and-properties-of-oil-bodies-in-diatoms
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REVIEW
Yoshiaki Maeda, Daisuke Nojima, Tomoko Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
Diatoms accumulate triacylglycerols in spherical organelles called oil bodies when exposed to nutrient deprivation conditions. Oil body biology in diatoms has attracted significant attention due to the complexity of the intracellular organelles and the unique combination of genes generated by the evolutionary history of secondary endosymbiosis. The demand for biofuel production has further increased the interest in and importance of a better understanding of oil body biology in diatoms, because it could provide targets for genetic engineering to further enhance their promising lipid accumulation...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717012/intracellular-metabolic-pathway-distribution-in-diatoms-and-tools-for-genome-enabled-experimental-diatom-research
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REVIEW
Ansgar Gruber, Peter G Kroth
Diatoms are important primary producers in the oceans and can also dominate other aquatic habitats. One reason for the success of this phylogenetically relatively young group of unicellular organisms could be the impressive redundancy and diversity of metabolic isoenzymes in diatoms. This redundancy is a result of the evolutionary origin of diatom plastids by a eukaryote-eukaryote endosymbiosis, a process that implies temporary redundancy of functionally complete eukaryotic genomes. During the establishment of the plastids, this redundancy was partially reduced via gene losses, and was partially retained via gene transfer to the nucleus of the respective host cell...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715871/improvement-of-mitochondrial-function-by-celastrol-in-palmitate-treated-c2c12-myotubes-via-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Mohamad Hafizi Abu Bakar, Joo Shun Tan
Compelling evidences posited that high level of saturated fatty acid gives rise to mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation in the development of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. Celastrol is a pentacyclic triterpenoid derived from the root extracts of Tripterygium wilfordii that possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties in a number of animal models with metabolic diseases. However, the cellular mechanistic action of celastrol in alleviating obesity-induced insulin resistance in skeletal muscle remains largely unknown...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715793/monitoring-in-vivo-metabolic-flux-with-a-designed-whole-cell-metabolite-biosensor-of-shikimic-acid
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Heng Li, Chaoning Liang, Wei Chen, Jian-Ming Jin, Shuang-Yan Tang, Yong Tao
Knowledge of intracellular metabolite levels is important for the understanding of metabolic flux distributions. Whole-cell biosensors of key metabolites are ideal for the monitoring of carbon flow in important metabolic pathways, thus guiding metabolic engineering for microbial improvement. However, lack of biosensors for metabolites of interests has limited their applications. In this study, a genetically encoded whole-cell biosensor specifically responding to shikimic acid has been developed by screening a site-saturation mutagenesis library of the binding pocket of a uric acid-responsive regulatory protein...
July 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715731/metabolomics-analysis-reveals-that-benzo-a-pyrene-a-component-of-pm2-5-promotes-pulmonary-injury-by-modifying-lipid-metabolism-in-a-phospholipase-a2-dependent-manner-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Song-Yang Zhang, Danqing Shao, Huiying Liu, Juan Feng, Baihuan Feng, Xiaoming Song, Qian Zhao, Ming Chu, Changtao Jiang, Wei Huang, Xian Wang
Particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5μM (PM2.5) is one of the major environmental pollutants in China. In this study, we carried out a metabolomics profile study on PM2.5-induced inflammation. PM2.5 from Beijing, China, was collected and given to rats through intra-tracheal instillation in vivo. Acute pulmonary injury were observed by pulmonary function assessment and H.E. staining. The lipid metabolic profile was also altered with increased phospholipid and sphingolipid metabolites in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF) after PM2...
July 4, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715730/redox-regulation-of-proteasome-function
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Maria Lefaki, Nikoletta Papaevgeniou, Niki Chondrogianni
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS) were initially regarded mainly as metabolic by-products with damaging properties. Over the last decade, our understanding of their role in metabolism was drastically changed and they were recognized as essential mediators in cellular signaling cascades, as well as modulators of biochemical pathways. Proteostasis is highly affected by the various levels of intracellular and extracellular free radicals with either mild or severe outcomes. As part of the proteostatic network, the proteasome system is equally affected by redox alterations...
July 6, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715508/biofilm-extracellular-polysaccharides-degradation-during-starvation-and-enamel-demineralization
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Bárbara Emanoele Costa Oliveira, Jaime Aparecido Cury, Antônio Pedro Ricomini Filho
This study was conducted to evaluate if extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) are used by Streptococcus mutans (Sm) biofilm during night starvation, contributing to enamel demineralization increasing occurred during daily sugar exposure. Sm biofilms were formed during 5 days on bovine enamel slabs of known surface hardness (SH). The biofilms were exposed to sucrose 10% or glucose + fructose 10.5% (carbohydrates that differ on EPS formation), 8x/day but were maintained in starvation during the night. Biofilm samples were harvested during two moments, on the end of the 4th day and in the morning of the 5th day, conditions of sugar abundance and starvation, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713154/legionella-and-coxiella-effectors-strength-in-diversity-and-activity
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REVIEW
Jiazhang Qiu, Zhao-Qing Luo
Legionella pneumophila and Coxiella burnetii are two evolutionarily related intracellular pathogens that use the Dot/Icm type IV secretion system to translocate effectors into host cells. These effectors are essential for the establishment of membrane-bound compartments known as replication vacuoles, which enable the survival and replication of bacteria inside host cells. The effectors interfere with diverse signalling pathways to co-opt host processes, such as vesicle trafficking, ubiquitylation, gene expression and lipid metabolism, to promote pathogen survival...
July 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712506/vdac1-functions-in-ca-2-homeostasis-and-cell-life-and-death-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Varda Shoshan-Barmatz, Yakov Krelin, Anna Shteinfer-Kuzmine
In the outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM), the voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) serves as a mitochondrial gatekeeper, controlling the metabolic and energy cross-talk between mitochondria and the rest of the cell. VDAC1 also functions in cellular Ca(2+) homeostasis by transporting Ca(2+) in and out of mitochondria. VDAC1 has also been recognized as a key protein in mitochondria-mediated apoptosis, contributing to the release of apoptotic proteins located in the inter-membranal space (IMS) and regulating apoptosis via association with pro- and anti-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family of proteins and hexokinase...
June 23, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712300/a-continuous-intestinal-absorption-model-based-on-the-convection-diffusion-equation
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Swati Nagar, Richard C Korzekwa, Ken Korzekwa
Prediction of the rate and extent of drug absorption upon oral dosing needs models that capture the complexities of both the drug molecule and intestinal physiology. We report here the development of a continuous intestinal absorption model based on the convection-diffusion equation. The model includes explicit enterocyte apical membrane and intracellular lipid radial compartments along the length of the intestine. Physiologic functions along length x are built into the model, and include velocity, diffusion, surface areas, and pH of the intestine...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711943/pancreatic-cancer-derived-exosomes-promote-tumor-metastasis-and-liver-pre-metastatic-niche-formation
#16
Zeqian Yu, Susu Zhao, Long Ren, Lishan Wang, Zhangjun Chen, Robert M Hoffman, Jiahua Zhou
Exosomes play important roles in cell-cell communication, and are likely mediators of the metastatic cascade in cancer. This study examined the role of exosomes in pancreatic cancer cell adhesion, migration, and invasion. We isolated and purified exosomes from two isogenic pancreatic cancer cell lines with different metastatic potentials. Uptake of exosomes from highly metastatic Panc02-H7 cells decreased adhesion and increased migration and invasion capacity in weakly metastatic Panc02 cells in vitro. Exosomes from highly metastatic pancreatic cancer cells induced liver pre-metastatic niche formation in naïve mice and promoted primary tumor growth and liver metastasis in vivo...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711685/misunderstandings-and-controversies-about-the-insulin-secreting-properties-of-antidiabetic-sulfonylureas
#17
REVIEW
Jean-Claude Henquin
After 60 years of use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemic sulfonylureas remain a recommended option in current therapeutic charts. Their binding to sulfonylurea receptor-1, the regulatory subunit of ATP-sensitive potassium channels in the plasma membrane of pancreatic β-cells, leads to closure of the channels, membrane depolarization and influx of Ca(2+) through voltage-gated calcium channels. The resulting increase in cytosolic Ca(2+) triggers exocytosis of insulin granules. Sulfonylureas and glucose thus produce the same triggering signal but, unlike sulfonylureas, glucose does so via acceleration of β-cell metabolism...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711509/listeria-monocytogenes-pdee-a-phosphodiesterase-that-contributes-to-virulence-and-has-hydrolytic-activity-against-cyclic-mononucleotides-and-cyclic-dinucleotides
#18
Swetha Reddy, Gokul Turaga, Hossam Abdelhamed, Michelle M Banes, Robert W Wills, Mark L Lawrence
We have identified and partially characterized a putative HD domain hydrolase, LMOf2365_2464, which is highly expressed during listerial intracellular replication. LMOf2365_2464 is annotated as a putative HD domain-containing hydrolase. The ability of an isogenic mutant strain, F2365Δ2464, to adhere, invade and replicate in intestinal epithelial cells (Caco-2) was significantly lower than parent strain F2365. Colonization of mouse liver and spleen by L. monocytogenes F2365 was significantly higher than it was for the mutant...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710856/quantitative-intracellular-flux-modeling-and-applications-in-biotherapeutic-development-and-production-using-cho-cell-cultures
#19
REVIEW
Zhuangrong Huang, Dong-Yup Lee, Seongkyu Yoon
Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells have been widely used for producing many recombinant therapeutic proteins. Constraint-based modeling, such as flux balance analysis (FBA) and metabolic flux analysis (MFA), has been developing rapidly for the quantification of intracellular metabolic flux distribution at a systematic level. Such methods would produce detailed maps of flows through metabolic networks, which contribute significantly to better understanding of metabolism in cells. Although these approaches have been extensively established in microbial systems, their application to mammalian cells is sparse...
July 15, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710431/hiv-1-enhances-mtorc1-activity-and-repositions-lysosomes-to-the-periphery-by-co-opting-rag-gtpases
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Alessandro Cinti, Valerie Le Sage, Miroslav P Milev, Fernando Valiente-Echeverría, Christina Crossie, Marie-Joelle Miron, Nelly Panté, Martin Olivier, Andrew J Mouland
HIV-1 co-opts several host machinery to generate a permissive environment for viral replication and transmission. In this work we reveal how HIV-1 impacts the host translation and intracellular vesicular trafficking machineries for protein synthesis and to impede the physiological late endosome/lysosome (LEL) trafficking in stressful conditions. First, HIV-1 enhances the activity of the master regulator of protein synthesis, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Second, the virus commandeers mTOR-associated late endosome/lysosome (LEL) trafficking and counteracts metabolic and environmental stress-induced intracellular repositioning of LEL...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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