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Szabó A - - 2006
The growth-associated development of the m. pectoralis superficialis (MPS) phospholipid (PL) and triacylglycerol (TAG) fatty acyl (FA) chain composition was determined in BUT8 meat-type turkeys. Samples (3 d, 8, 12, 16 and 20 wk) of each 6 males were analysed by lipid fractionation and subsequent gas chromatography. Results were interpreted ...
Héliès-Toussaint Cécile - - 2006
Although lipids are largely involved in cardiovascular physiopathology, the lipid metabolism in endothelial cells remains largely unknown. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were used to investigate the metabolism of complex lipids. The membrane phospholipid homeostasis results from both de novo synthesis and remodelling that ensures the fine tuning of ...
Alnajjar A - - 2006
Dietary lipid manipulation may affect a great number of immune parameters, such as lymphocyte proliferation, cytokine synthesis. In this study, lymphocytes of diabetic type 2 were incubated with different polyunsaturated fatty acid (docosahexaenoic, eicosapentaenoic, arachidonic acid) for investigated their effect on lymphoproliferation response, the concentration of interleukin 2 produced in ...
Kraffe Edouard - - 2006
The distribution of cis-4,7,10,trans-13-docosatetraenoic (c4,7,10,t13-22:4), a peculiar FA previously isolated in the glycerophospholipids of some pectinid bivalves, was investigated in glycerophospholipid classes and subclasses of separated organs (gills, mantle, gonads, and muscle) of the queen scallop Aequipecten opercularis and the king scallop Pecten maximus. Plasmalogen (Pls) and diacyl + alkyl ...
Falomir-Lockhart Lisandro J - - 2006
Fatty acid transfer from intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (IFABP) to phospholipid membranes occurs during protein-membrane collisions. Electrostatic interactions involving the alpha-helical "portal" region of the protein have been shown to be of great importance. In the present study, the role of specific lysine residues in the alpha-helical region of IFABP ...
Kostopanagiotou G - - 2006
Nitrogen at high pressures and anesthetics increase lipid monolayer surface pressure and in turn modulates monolayer associated lipolytic enzyme activity that could alter membrane lipids. We tested the hypothesis that nitrogen at pressures of 5 and 10 megapascals (MPa) and pentobarbital induce alterations in synaptosomal membrane phospholipid and free fatty ...
Maté Sabina M - - 2006
Lipids are not only components of cell nucleus membranes, but are also found in the membrane-depleted nuclei where they fulfill special functions. We have investigated the lipid composition of membrane-depleted rat liver nuclei obtained by incubation with low Triton X-100 concentrations of 0.04% and 0.08%, which rendered them unaltered or ...
Rejraji Hanae - - 2006
We have isolated vesicular structures from mouse epididymal fluid, referred to as epididymosomes. Epididymosomes have a roughly spherical aspect and a bilayer membrane, and they are heterogeneous in size and content. They originate from the epididymal epithelium, notably from the caput region, and are emitted in the epididymal lumen by ...
Rogerson Madeleine L - - 2006
The kinetics of addition of fatty acids (as alkaline solutions of the fatty acid anions) to pre-existing unilamellar phospholipid vesicles (mean diameter 100 nm) has been studied. The phospholipid DMPC (1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) has been mainly used, together with three fatty acids, oleic acid (cis-9-octadecenoic acid), linoleic acid (cis,cis-9,12-octadecadienoic acid) and capric ...
Laitinen K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The major theory implicating diet with allergic diseases is associated with altered food consumption and subsequent changes in fatty acid composition. OBJECTIVE: To investigate fatty acid compositions among infants with atopic and non-atopic eczema and healthy infants and to evaluate the expediency of non-invasive cheek cell phospholipid fatty acid ...
Burdette Alexander J - - 2006
The whole-cell phospholipid composition of the six known polymorphic species of Tetrahymena has been examined by [(3)H]acetate and [(3)H]myristic acid radiolabeling, and by gas-liquid chromatography of total phospholipid-bound fatty acids. Five of the polymorphic species contained similar phospholipid profiles following radiolabeling in that phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) was the predominant phospholipid; however, ...
Zhang Xinbo - - 2006
Fatty acid synthase (FAS) regulates the production of fatty acids and plays a role in regulating apoptosis. Hoechst 33342-induced apoptosis in BC3H-1 myocytes was used as a model to explore intracellular changes in FAS protein (Western blot) and FAS mRNA (RT-PCR). Total lipid and individual phospholipid synthesis was inhibited by ...
Lee Ho-Joo - - 2006
The heart is rich in cardiolipin, a phospholipid acylated in four sites, predominately with linoleic acid. Whether or not aging alters the composition of cardiolipin acyl chains is controversial. We therefore measured the fatty acid concentration of cardiolipin in hearts of 4, 12 and 24 month old rats that consumed ...
Fuhrman Barbara J - - 2006
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In a cross-sectional study, we investigated the relationship between erythrocyte membrane phospholipid fatty acid composition and dietary fat; we also investigated roles of menopausal status, age, body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in interindividual variation of the biomarker. METHODS: Study participants were 204 women, aged 39-65 years, ...
White David C - - 2005
Dehalococcoides species have a highly restricted lifestyle and are only known to derive energy from reductive dehalogenation reactions. The lipid fraction of two Dehalococcoides isolates, strains BAV1 and FL2, and a tetrachloroethene-to-ethene-dechlorinating Dehalococcoides-containing consortium were analyzed for neutral lipids and phospholipid fatty acids. Unusual phospholipid modifications, including the replacement of ...
Hite R Duncan - - 2005
Secretory A(2) phospholipases (sPLA(2)) hydrolyze surfactant phospholipids cause surfactant dysfunction and are elevated in lung inflammation. Phospholipase-mediated surfactant hydrolysis may disrupt surfactant function by generation of lysophospholipids and free fatty acids and/or depletion of native phospholipids. In this study, we quantitatively assessed multiple mechanisms of sPLA(2)-mediated surfactant dysfunction using non-enzymatic ...
Laasonen M - - 2006
Reading skill is suggested to be related to phonological processing ability and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Here we investigated whether fatty acids (FAs) are related to phonological processing, whether the relations between PUFAs and reading generalize to other FAs, whether these relations are mediated by phonological processing, and whether relations ...
Piperi Christina - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The anti-atherosclerotic effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women are partly mediated by improvement of the lipid and lipoprotein profiles. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of HRT on the main fatty acids of serum and phospholipids in postmenopausal women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum samples ...
Maskrey Ben H - - 2005
The nature and quantity of the principal lipoxygenase (LO) products generated by the intertidal barnacle Balanus perforatus were examined at monthly intervals and their potential involvement in reproductive events was investigated. The main mono-hydroxy products generated were found to be formed through the action of an 8-lipoxygenase (8-LO) activity and ...
Castor Trevor P - - 2005
Phospholipid nanosomes are small, uniform liposomes manufactured utilizing supercritical fluid technologies. Supercritical fluids are first used to solvate phospholipid raw materials, and then decompressed to form phospholipid nanosomes that can encapsulate hydrophilic molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids. Hydrophobic therapeutics are co-solvated with phospholipid raw materials in supercritical fluids ...
Kummerow Fred A - - 2006
Our objective is to determine if vascular remodeling in CABG patients is related to oxysterols, therefore, we compared failed vein grafts from 18 patients, available after a second coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), with human endothelial cells (ECs). The ECs were cultured in minimum essential medium (MEM) with or without ...
Schlame Michael - - 2005
Cardiolipin is a unique mitochondrial phospholipid with an atypical fatty acid profile, but the significance of its acyl specificity has not been understood. We explored the enormous combinatorial diversity among cardiolipin species, which results from the presence of four fatty acids in each molecule, by integrated use of high-performance liquid ...
Deshimaru Ryota - - 2005
In the present study, the fatty acid composition of bone marrow aspirates and serum phospholipids in nine patients with hematologic diseases was investigated, and the effect of fatty acids on osteoblast differentiation in ST2 cells was examined. The concentrations of oleic acid and palmitic acid were significantly higher in bone ...
Nielsen Lindsey E - - 2005
We exploited the unique ecological niche of oil fly larval guts to isolate a strain of Staphylococcus haemolyticus which may be the most solvent-tolerant gram-positive bacterium yet described. This organism is able to tolerate 100% toluene, benzene, and p-xylene on plate overlays and saturating levels of these solvents in monophasic ...
Molee W - - 2005
This experiment was carried out to examine the influence of overfeeding ducks with corn on the lipid composition of hepatocyte plasma membrane. Seventy-day-old male Mule ducks (Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos) were overfed with corn for 12.5 days in order to induce fatty livers. The cholesterol and phospholipid contents were ...
Furuuchi Ryo - - 2005
We compared three different kinds of lipid vesicles made of saturated fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids, and phospholipids for their evolutionary capabilities in a simulated hydrothermal environment. Encapsulation of the glycine monomers enhanced the oligomerization of peptides in all cases. Fatty acid vesicles remained stable at higher temperatures and efficiently ...
Tappia Paramjit S - - 2005
Although the myocardial phospholipid and fatty acid content have profound effects on the heart function, very little information is available on the effects of restricted maternal protein intake during pregnancy on the phospholipid profile and fatty acid content of the developing heart. The present study was therefore undertaken to examine ...
Tarachiwin Lucksanaporn - - 2005
The treatment of deproteinized natural rubber (DPNR) latex with phospholipases A(2), B, C, and D decreased significantly the long-chain fatty acid ester contents in DPNR and also the molecular weight and Higgins' k' constant, except for phospholipase D treatment. This indicates the presence of phospholipid molecules in NR, which combine ...
Rakotomanga M - - 2005
Miltefosine (hexadecylphosphocholine [HePC]) is the first orally active drug approved for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. In order to investigate the biochemical modifications occurring in HePC-resistant (HePC-R) Leishmania donovani promastigotes, taking into account the lipid nature of HePC, we investigated their fatty acid and sterol metabolisms. We found that the ...
Xu Yang - - 2005
Barth syndrome (BTHS) is a multisystem disorder of individuals who carry mutations in tafazzin, a putative phospholipid acyltransferase. We investigated the hypothesis that BTHS is caused by specific impairment of the mitochondrial lipid metabolism. The fatty acid composition of all major mitochondrial phospholipids, phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and cardiolipin (CL), ...
Manevich Yefim - - 2005
Peroxiredoxin 6 (Prdx6), a bifunctional 25-kDa protein with both GSH peroxidase and phospholipase A2 activities, is the only mammalian 1-Cys member of the peroxiredoxin superfamily and is expressed in all major organs, with a particularly high level in lung. Prdx6 uses GSH as an electron donor to reduce H2O2 and ...
Natarajan Saravanan - - 2005
The present study evaluates the effect of dietary trans fatty acids on diaphragm phospholipid fatty acid composition, intramyocellular triacylglycerol content and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in comparison with dietary saturated fatty acids. Male weanling WNIN rats were divided into three groups and fed for 3 months on one of the following ...
Córsico Betina - - 2005
Intestinal fatty acid binding protein (IFABP) is thought to participate in the intracellular transport of fatty acids (FAs). Fatty acid transfer from IFABP to phospholipid membranes is proposed to occur during protein-membrane collisional interactions. In this study, we analyzed the participation of electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions in the collisional mechanism ...
Thomas Michael C - - 2005
Proton-bound dimers consisting of two glycerophospholipids with different headgroups were prepared using negative ion electrospray ionization and dissociated in a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. Analysis of the tandem mass spectra of the dimers using the kinetic method provides, for the first time, an order of acidity for the phospholipid classes ...
Kompauer Iris - - 2005
The dietary intake of certain fatty acids might contribute to the development of allergic diseases such as hay fever and asthma. We investigated the association between the concentrations of fifteen fatty acids in serum phospholipids, as a marker of dietary intake and metabolism, and hay fever, allergic sensitisation and total ...
Mazzella N - - 2005
In this study, we investigated, in vitro, the effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on the phospholipid ester-linked fatty acid composition of Corynebacterium sp. Strain 8. The usual ratio of monounsaturated fatty acids E/Z (or trans/cis) was calculated. This ratio led to unexpected results because we found similar values for growths on ...
Beermann Christopher - - 2005
The sn-position of FA in membrane lipids has an influence on the physiological function of cells, is predictive for diseases, and therefore is useful for diagnostics. The current study compares the compositions of acyl chain substituents in the sn-1 and sn-2 positions of the glycerol backbones of phospholipids derived from ...
Li Zhenya - - 2005
In the absence of adequate levels of cellular acidic phospholipids, Escherichia coli remain viable but are arrested for growth. Expression of a DnaA protein that contains a single amino acid substitution in the membrane-binding domain, DnaA(L366K), in concert with expression of wild-type DnaA protein, restores growth. DnaA protein has high ...
Sul Donggeun - - 2005
The present study investigated the effects of inhalation exposure of benzene at 0, 10, 200 and 600 ppm for 1, 2 and 4 weeks on n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and ceramide levels in the rat liver. No significant difference in the ratio of saturated fatty acid to unsaturated fatty ...
Moe Morten K - - 2005
In the present work, the unsaturated fatty acid substituents of some phosphatidic acid, phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylglycerol species were converted to their 1,2-di-hydroxy derivatives by OsO(4). The subsequent electrospray ionization tandem low-energy mass spectrometry analysis of the deprotonated species allowed positional determination of the double bonds by the production of ...
Baggio Bruno - - 2005
Clinical and experimental investigations seem to underline the important role of fatty acids in the pathogenesis of hypercalciuria, a well-known risk factor for lithogenesis. To evaluate the relationships between the previously reported increase in plasma phospholipid arachidonic acid level and the factors responsible for calcium metabolism in idiopathic calcium nephrolithiasis, ...
Fabisiak James P - - 2005
Membrane phospholipids are gaining increasing attention as important mediators in a variety of signal transduction processes. Oxidation and changes in membrane topography of lipids are probably important elements in the regulation of phospholipid-dependent signaling. Phosphatidylserine (PS), in particular, is implicated in the regulation of macrophage-dependent clearance of apoptotic cell "corpses" ...
Quaglia M G - - 2005
The lipophilicity of pipemidic, nalidixic and oxolinic acids was determined by forming phospholipidic micelles directly in an electrophoretic capillary. Phosphatidylcholine derivatives, namely L-alpha-dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine (DLPC) or L-alpha-dimiristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC), were added in the run buffer (50 mM phosphate buffer at pH 7.4). To obtain a mixed micelle, phospholipidic derivatives and ...
Stasiuk Maria - - 2004
Merulinic acid (heptadecenylresorcinolic acid, resorcinolic acid) is one of the members of resorcinolic lipids, the natural amphiphilic long-chain homologues of orcinol (1,3-dihydroksy-5-methylbenzene). In the present study, membrane properties of merulinic acid were investigated. Merulinic acid exhibits strong haemolytic activity against sheep erythrocytes (EH50 of 5+/-2 microM) regardless of the form ...
Vlaardingerbroek H - - 2004
Evidence that the essential fatty acid (EFA) status during pregnancy and at birth may not be optimal is mainly based on fatty acid profiles of maternal and neonatal plasma phospholipids. However, erythrocyte phospholipids may be more reliable than plasma phospholipids to reflect the EFA status of an individual. Therefore, the ...
Bonaventure Gustavo - - 2004
Although the surface waxes from Arabidopsis thaliana leaves and stems have been thoroughly characterized, the monomer composition of the polyesters of the cuticular membrane has not been analyzed. Delipidated Arabidopsis leaves or stems, when depolymerized under conditions to cleave polyesters, produced typical omega-hydroxy fatty acid cutin monomers such as 16-hydroxy-palmitate, ...
Gebert Julia - - 2004
The microbial community structure of two biofilters used for the oxidation of methane and organic trace gases generated in landfills was analysed by phospholipid fatty acid composition. Community structure varied with biofilter depth, reflecting varying conditions of substrate supply as well as of organic carbon content, nutrient status and osmotic ...
Piperi Christina - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Biochemical abnormalities, increased efflux of soluble enzymes and muscle proteins, and altered permeability of muscle membranes imply the presence of a disorganized erythrocyte membrane in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The purpose of the present study was to investigate this hypothesis of a generalized membrane defect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five ...
de Carvalho Carla C C R - - 2005
Rhodococcus erythropolis DCL14 has the ability to convert the terpene (-)-carveol to the valuable flavour compound (-)-carvone when growing on a wide range of carbon sources. To study the effect of carbon and energy sources such as alkanes, alkanols and terpenes on the biotechnological process, the cellular adaptation at the ...
Kulagina T P - - 2004
Lipid composition of homogenate and neuronal and glial nuclei of the brain cortex of Wistar rats was studied under normal conditions and after seizures induced by injection of picrotoxin. Seizures increased contents of lysophosphatidylcholine, sphingomyelin, and total phospholipids in the homogenate. In neuronal nuclei contents of total phospholipids, sphingomyelin, phosphatidylcholine, ...
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