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Li Zhaoyu Z Department of Biochemistry and Group on the Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2S2, - - 2011
Intrahepatic cholestasis eventually leads to liver failure. We report here a condition that decreases liver damage in intrahepatic cholestasis based on a mouse model that lacks multiple drug resistant protein 2 (ABCB4). We found that lack of phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PEMT) decreased liver damage in Abcb4(-/-) mice caused by exposure of ...
Batchu S N SN Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, - - 2011
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are cytochrome P450 epoxygenase metabolites of arachidonic acid that are metabolized into dihydroxyepoxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHET) by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). The current investigations were performed to examine the cardioprotective effects of UA-8 (13-(3-propylureido)tridec-8-enoic acid), a synthetic compound that possesses both EET-mimetic and sEH inhibitory properties, against ischaemia-reperfusion ...
Davidson Michael H - - 2011
Familial hypercholesterolemia, which arises as a result of a mutation in the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene, is characterized by elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), regardless of dietary and lifestyle modifications. Pharmacological therapy is often required to adequately control the elevated LDL-C levels associated with familial hypercholesterolemia. However, ...
Marion Tracy L TL Curriculum in Toxicology, UNC School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7270, - - 2011
Inhibition of bile acid (BA) transport may contribute to the hepatotoxicity of troglitazone (TRO), a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonist. Typically, studies use taurocholic acid (TCA) as a model substrate to investigate effects of xenobiotics on BA disposition. However, TRO may differentially affect the transport of individual BAs, potentially causing ...
Hamauzu Yasunori - - 2011
The cell wall components and the food functions of alcohol-insoluble solids (AIS) of Chinese quince, quince, hawthorn, apple, pear and blueberry fruits were analyzed. Chinese quince contained characteristically high contents of cellulose, lignin, and non-extractable procyanidins (NEPCs). On the other hand, the quince AIS contained the highest proportion of NEPCs, ...
Clayton Peter Theodore - - 2011
Inborn errors of bile acid synthesis can produce life-threatening cholestatic liver disease (which usually presents in infancy) and progressive neurological disease presenting later in childhood or in adult life. Both types of disease can often be treated very effectively with bile acid replacement therapy and it is therefore important to ...
Kubitz Ralf - - 2011
The bile salt export pump (BSEP, ABCB11) is the major transporter protein for the excretion of bile salts into bile. Here we describe a spectrum of BSEP-dependent effects on the course of liver diseases, and present two mutations that differentially affect total bile acid output and the biliary bile acid ...
Marschall Hanns-Ulrich - - 2011
Bile acids have recently been identified as major integrators of hepatic fatty acid and triglyceride metabolism. We explored potential mechanism(s) of action of ursodeoxycholic acid (20 mg/kg/day in 3 weeks) in 40 morbidly obese patients (mean BMI >40 kg/m(2)) with suggested fatty liver disease awaiting bariatric surgery. At follow-up half ...
Kępka Alina - - 2011
Alcoholism is one of the most frequent dependences among people, leading to damage of the liver and death of the person. Chronic alcohol consumption decreases fatty acid oxidation by interfering with carnitine metabolism and citric acid cycle activity. Block in activity of the citric acid cycle caused by alcohol and ...
Maitra Uday - - 2011
Two bile acid derived molecules containing basic amino groups are reported to be efficient and unusual gelators of organic and aqueous solvents.
Kongo-Dia-Moukala Jauricque Ursulla - - 2011
Defatted corn protein was digested using five different proteases, Alcalase, Trypsin, Neutrase, Protamex and Flavourzyme, in order to produce bile acid binding peptides. Bile acid binding capacity was analyzed in vitro using peptides from different proteases of defatted corn hydrolysate. Some crystalline bile acids like sodium glycocholate, sodium cholate and ...
Wang Xin - - 2011
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most frequent causes of abnormal liver function. Because fatty acids can damage biological membranes, fatty acid accumulation in the liver may be partially responsible for the functional and morphological changes that are observed in nonalcoholic liver disease. The aim of this ...
Yang Zhi-Hong - - 2011
Studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of palmitoleic acid (C16:1 n-7) on reducing muscle insulin resistance and preventing beta-cell apoptosis. However, the effect of palmitoleic acid on diabetes remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to examine the antidiabetic effect of palmitoleic acid in KK-Ay mice, a ...
Poropat Goran - - 2011
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a progressive chronic cholestatic liver disease that usually leads to the development of cirrhosis. Studies evaluating bile acids in the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis have shown a potential benefit of their use. However, no influence on patients survival and disease outcome has yet been proven. ...
Pachikian Barbara D - - 2011
Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are characterised by a decreased n-3/n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) ratio in hepatic phospholipids. The metabolic consequences of n-3 PUFA depletion in the liver are poorly understood. We have reproduced a drastic drop in n-3 PUFA among hepatic phospholipids by feeding C57Bl/6J mice for ...
Patton John B - - 2011
Bile acids promoted the replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and compromised the anti-HCV effects of interferon-α (IFN-α) in replicon-harboring cells. To explore a potential mechanism for the observation, we studied the effects of bile acids on the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway ...
Borengasser Sarah J SJ Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of - - 2011
In utero exposure to maternal obesity increases the offspring's risk of obesity in later life. We have also previously reported that offspring of obese rat dams develop hepatic steatosis, mild hyperinsulinemia, and a lipogenic gene signature in the liver at postnatal day (PND)21. In the current study, we examined systemic ...
Zhang Yu-Kun Jennifer YK Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of - - 2011
Diurnal fluctuation of bile acid (BA) concentrations in the enterohepatic system of mammals has been known for a long time. Recently, BAs have been recognized as signaling molecules beyond their well-established roles in dietary lipid absorption and cholesterol homeostasis. The current study depicted diurnal variations of individual BAs detected by ...
Sohail Asma - - 2010
Encapsulation of probiotic bacteria in cross-linked alginate beads is of major interest for improving the survivability in harsh acid and bile environment and also in food matrices. Alginate micro beads (10-40μm) containing the probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM were produced by a novel technique based on dual ...
Miura Takuya - - 2011
To clarify the mechanism of persistent cholestasis after massive hepatectomy, the relationship between such cholestasis and the expression and localization of organic anion transporters for bile acids was examined in a rat model. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 90% hepatectomy, and tissues were harvested at 0, 1, 3, and ...
He Hongwei H Yale Liver Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, - - 2011
Cholestasis leads to liver cell death, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure. Despite limited benefits, ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the only Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for cholestatic disorders. Retinoic acid (RA) is a ligand for nuclear receptors that modulate bile salt homeostasis. RA also possesses immunomodulatory effects and is ...
Tsai Suh-Jen Jane - - 2011
An effective method has been developed for quantitative determination of six bile acids including lithocholic acid (LCA), deoxycholic acid (DCA), chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), hydodeoxycholic acid (HDCA), cholic acid (CA) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in biological tissues including pig liver, pig kidney and bovine liver by gas chromatography-chemical ionization/tandem mass spectrometry ...
Giles David K DK Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology The Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, - - 2011
The Gram-negative bacteria Vibrio cholerae poses significant public health concerns by causing an acute intestinal infection afflicting millions of people each year. V. cholerae motility, as well as virulence factor expression and outer membrane protein production, has been shown to be affected by bile. The current study examines the effects ...
Panigrahy Dipak - - 2010
Endogenously produced lipid autacoids are locally acting small molecule mediators that play a central role in the regulation of inflammation and tissue homeostasis. A well-studied group of autacoids are the products of arachidonic acid metabolism, among which the prostaglandins and leukotrienes are the best known. They are generated by two ...
Tang P - - 2011
Infective larvae of Angiostrongylus cantonensis may take up and incorporate exogenous arachidonic acid into their lipid pool. By scintillation counting, uptake and incorporation were determined to be time dependent. Arachidonic acid was mainly incorporated into phospholipid (56.8%) and neutral lipid (22.4%) pools. In the neutral lipids, 64.0% was diglyceride and ...
Qiao Xue - - 2011
Animal biles and gallstones are popularly used in traditional Chinese medicines, and bile acids are their major bioactive constituents. Some of these medicines, like cow-bezoar, are very expensive, and may be adulterated or even replaced by less expensive but similar species. Due to poor ultraviolet absorbance and structural similarity of ...
Tetsutani Tamiko - - 2010
Sulfation is considered to be a detoxifying mechanism for bile acids, which allows the sulfated bile acids to be eliminated in the urine (urinary sulfated bile acids: USBA) by enhancing renal clearance when serum bile acids increase due to hepatobiliary disease. We measured urinary sulfated bile acids in patients positive ...
Sajjan Shrishailnath - - 2010
The bacterium capable of producing melanin pigment in the presence of L-tyrosine was isolated from crop field soil sample and identified as Klebsiella sp. GSK based on morphological, biochemical and 16S rDNA sequencing. The polymerization of this pigment occurs outside the cell wall, which has granular structure as melanin ghosts. ...
Walters Julian R F - - 2010
Bowel symptoms including diarrhoea can be produced when excess bile acids (BA) are present in the colon. This condition, known as bile acid or bile salt malabsorption, has been under recognized, as the best diagnostic method, the (75)Se-homocholic acid taurine (SeHCAT) test, is not available in many countries and is ...
Brunnström Asa - - 2011
Hepoxilins are epoxy alcohols synthesized through the 12-lipoxygenase (12-LO) pathway in animal cells. The epidermis is the principal source of hepoxilins in humans. Here we report on the formation of novel hepoxilin regioisomers formed by the 15-LO pathway in human cells. The Hodgkin lymphoma cell line L1236 possesses high 15-lipoxygenase-1 ...
He Hongwei - - 2010
Cholestasis leads to liver cell death, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure. Despite limited benefits, ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the only Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for cholestatic disorders. Retinoic acid (RA) is a ligand for nuclear receptors that modulate bile salt homeostasis. RA also possesses immunomodulatory effects and is ...
Kim Dong Hyun DH Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio 43614, - - 2010
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) expressed substantial levels of CYP2J2, a major CYP450 involved in epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) formation. MSCs synthesized significant levels of EETs (65.8 ± 5.8 pg/mg protein) and dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs) (15.83 ± 1.62 pg/mg protein), suggesting the presence of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). The addition of an sEH inhibitor to MSC culture ...
Hagey Lee R - - 2010
Bile salts are the major end-metabolites of cholesterol and are important in lipid digestion and shaping of the gut microflora. There have been limited studies of bile-salt variation in birds. The purpose of our study was to determine bile-salt variation among birds and relate this variation to current avian phylogenies ...
Lu Zhenyu - - 2010
Two ring-A-aromatized bile acids, 1 and 2, were isolated from the sponge Sollasella moretonensis, collected from the seabed of northern Queensland. Structures were assigned on the basis of extensive 1D and 2D NMR studies, as well as analysis by HRESIMS. Compound 2 has previously been produced synthetically, though this marks ...
Bukhari Ishfaq A IA Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226, - - 2011
Cytochrome P-450 epoxygenases metabolize arachidonic acid (AA) to epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs relax vascular smooth muscle by membrane hyperpolarization. 14,15-Epoxyeicosa-5(Z)-enoic acid (14,15-EE5ZE) antagonizes many vascular actions of EETs. EETs are converted to the corresponding dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). sEH activity in the bovine arterial endothelium and smooth ...
Ells Ruan - - 2011
Arachidonic acid (AA) is released from infected host cells during Candida albicans infection and may serve as carbon source for yeast growth and as precursor for the production of biologically active eicosanoids, such as prostaglandin E₂ (PGE₂) by C. albicans. However, the mechanism involved in this production is still unclear. ...
Corriveau Stéphanie - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of lipoxygenase (LOX) metabolic pathways in uterine tissues from pregnant women as well as the combined inhibition of LOX and cyclooxygenase (COX) on contractile activity. STUDY DESIGN: Uterine biopsies were performed from consenting women undergoing elective caesarean sections at ...
El-Sikhry Haitham E - - 2011
Development of sonosensitizers for sonodynamic therapy (SDT) which selectively target abnormal cells can limit undesired side effects in chemotherapeutic applications. Hypocrellin-B (HB) derivatives are low molecular weight compounds which belong to the perylenequinone family of photosensitizing and sonosensitizing compounds. In this study, we investigate the cytotoxic mechanisms of a novel ...
Turunen Pauli M - - 2010
Arachidonic acid (AA) release is a central message in cell signaling. Fatty acid release is generally assessed by manual sampling of radioactivity release from cells prelabeled with a radiolabeled fatty acid. The assay is laborious, time-consuming, and susceptible to high noise. Here we present a fast and reproducible method for ...
Stock Nicholas - - 2010
AM643 (compound 6, 3-{3-tert-butylsulfanyl-1-[4-(5-methoxy-pyrimidin-2-yl)-benzyl]-5-(5-methyl-pyridin-2-ylmethoxy)-1H-indol-2-yl]-2,2-dimethyl-propionic acid) was identified as a potential candidate for formulation as a topical agent for the treatment of skin disorders involving leukotriene production. Dermal application of 6 using a prototypical vehicle in a murine ear arachidonic acid model showed significant reduction in the concentrations of leukotrienes in ...
Newcomer Marcia E - - 2010
Leukotrienes (LTs), derived from arachidonic acid (AA) released from the membrane by the action of phospholipase A(2), are potent lipid mediators of the inflammatory response. In 1983, Dahlén et al. demonstrated that LTC(4), LTD(4), and LTE(4) mediate antigen-induced constriction of bronchi in tissue obtained from subjects with asthma (Dahlén, S. ...
Sanchez-Mejia Rene O RO Scripps Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, - - 2010
Essential fatty acids (EFA) play a critical role in the brain and regulate many of the processes altered in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Technical advances are allowing for the dissection of complex lipid pathways in normal and diseased states. Arachidonic acid (AA) and specific isoforms of phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) appear to ...
El Ridi Rashika - - 2010
The development of arachidonic acid (ARA) for treatment of schistosomiasis is an entirely novel approach based on a breakthrough discovery in schistosome biology revealing that activation of parasite tegument-bound neutral sphingomyelinase (nSMase) by unsaturated fatty acids, such as ARA, induces exposure of parasite surface membrane antigens to antibody binding and ...
Jiang Houli - - 2010
In addition to serving as carriers of O(2), red blood cells (RBCs) regulate vascular resistance and the distribution of microvascular perfusion by liberating adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) upon exposure to a low O(2) environment. Therefore, RBCs act as sensors that respond to low pO(2) by releasing millimolar ...
Jenke Dennis - - 2010
Plastic materials are widely used in medical items such as solution containers, infusion sets, transfer tubing, devices, processing equipment and systems, filters, and the like. Components in medical items can leach out of such items when they are contacted by a therapeutic product or product-related solution. Stearic acid and stearate ...
Haworth Robert A - - 2010
We have sought evidence that arachidonic acid (AA) induces mitochondrial depolarization in isolated myocytes by a lipoxygenase (LOX)-dependent mechanism and that such depolarization might contribute to arrhythmogenesis following ischemia-reperfusion injury. A method was developed for measuring mitochondrial depolarization in isolated adult rat myocytes in suspension, using tetramethylrhodamine ethyl ester. The ...
Kiss L - - 2010
Lipoxygenase, cyclo-oxygenase and cytochrome P450 (CYP) products of arachidonic acid (AA) are implicated in pulmonary vasoregulation. The CYP-mediated epoxyeicosatrienoates (EETs) have been described previously as the predominant eicosanoids in human lungs upon stimulation with the Ca(2+) ionophore A23187. In this study, we challenged perfused human lungs with two microbial agents: ...
Placzek Ekaterina A EA Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47904, United - - 2010
Elucidation of pathways involved with lipid metabolism has been limited by analytical challenges associated with detection and structure identification. A discovery-based mass spectrometry lipidomic approach has been applied to identify metabolites of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide (N-arachidonylethanolamide). Previously, a model system was established to show that anandamide can be recycled ...
Nithipatikom Kasem - - 2010
Recent evidence from a number of in vitro and in vivo studies in isolated cells and animal models has suggested that the cytochrome P450 (CYP450) pathway of arachidonic acid (AA) metabolism produces potent cardioprotective metabolites that markedly reduce reversible (myocardial stunning) and irreversible (infarct size [IS]) injury in the ischemic/reperfused ...
Duncan Robin E - - 2010
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arachidonic acid was first detected in the brain in 1922. Although earlier work examined the role of arachidonic acid in growth and development, more recent advancements have elucidated roles for arachidonic acid in brain health and disease. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we summarize evidence demonstrating that ...
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