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Lim David K Y - - 2012
Microalgae have been widely reported as a promising source of biofuels, mainly based on their high areal productivity of biomass and lipids as triacylglycerides and the possibility for cultivation on non-arable land. The isolation and selection of suitable strains that are robust and display high growth and lipid accumulation rates ...
Takahashi Hiroshi - - 2011
Phosphatidylglucoside (PtdGlc) is a unique glyco-glycerophospholipid that is found in both bacterial and mammalian cells. The discovery of PtdGlc in mammalian cells is relatively recent (Nagatsuka et al., 2001). Chemical structural analysis of the PtdGlc found in mammalian organs and cultured cells showed that PtdGlc is composed exclusively of a ...
Imae Rieko - - 2012
Mammalian phosphatidylinositol (PI) has a unique fatty acid composition in that 1-stearoyl-2-arachidonoyl species is predominant. This fatty acid composition is formed through fatty acid remodeling by sequential deacylation and reacylation. We recently identified three Caenorhabditis elegans acyltransferases (ACL-8, ACL-9, and ACL-10) that incorporate stearic acid into the sn-1 position of ...
Hoogeveen-Westerveld Marianne - - 2011
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 genes. The TSC1 and TSC2 gene products, TSC1 and TSC2, form a complex that inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 (TORC1). Previously, we demonstrated that pathogenic amino acid substitutions in ...
Farrell Emma K - - 2012
Primary fatty acid amides (PFAM) are important signaling molecules in the mammalian nervous system, binding to many drug receptors and demonstrating control over sleep, locomotion, angiogenesis, and many other processes. Oleamide is the best-studied of the primary fatty acid amides, whereas the other known PFAMs are significantly less studied. Herein, ...
Bao Xu-Dong - - 2011
Streptococcus (S.) oligofermentans is a newly identified bacteria with a yet to be defined mechanism of sucrose metabolism that results in acid production. This study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanisms of S. oligoferm-entans glucose metaolism. The S. oligofermentans LMG21532, Lactobacillus (L.) fermentum 38 and the S. mutans UA140 were ...
Yoon Mee-Sup - - 2011
The rapamycin-sensitive mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex, mTORC1, regulates cell growth in response to mitogenic signals and amino acid availability. Phospholipase D (PLD) and its product, phosphatidic acid, have been established as mediators of mitogenic activation of mTORC1. In this study, we identify a novel role for PLD1 in ...
Proud Chris G - - 2011
A recent study reveals that the scaffold protein p62 plays a role in linking nutritional cues (amino acids) to the activation of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a protein kinase that controls cell size and proliferation.
Giannoutsou E P - - 2012
Two-phase olive-mill waste, the so-called "ecological", has been treated with a Paecilomyces variotii isolate in solid state fermentation experiments. The growth of the microorganism was estimated by measuring the production of carbon dioxide, using gas chromatography. A 46% increase of the protein content was achieved at the fermented product, after ...
Chen Qing - - 2011
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA, 18:3 n6) is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid of the omega-6 family and is found to be effective in prevention and/or treatment of various health problems. In this study, we evaluated the possibility of increasing γ-linolenic acid contents in mammalian cells using the delta-6 gene from Borago ...
Tsuji Makiko - - 2011
We examined the acid resistance and verocytotoxin (VT) productivity of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 irradiated by microwave with a domestic microwave oven and a commercial microwave radiator equipped with a thermo-regulator. When the cell suspension (5 mL) chilled at 0 °C was treated with a domestic microwave oven at weak power (2.45 ...
Kaur Amandeep - - 2011
Sustained colonic fermentation supplies beneficial fermentative by-products to the distal colon, which is particularly prone to intestinal ailments. Blunted/delayed initial fermentation may also lead to less bloating. Previously, we reported that starch-entrapped alginate-based microspheres act as a slowly fermenting dietary fiber. This material was used in the present study to ...
Lazzarino Giuseppe - - 2011
The determination of purines and pyrimidines in biofluids is useful for the clinical-biochemical characterization of acute and chronic pathological states that induce transient or permanent alterations of metabolism. In particular, the diagnosis of several inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) is accomplished by the analysis of circulating and excreted purines and ...
Zhang Kun - - 2011
Five individual pretreatment methods, including three widely-used protocols (heat, acid and base) and two novel attempts (ultrasonic and ultraviolet), were conducted in batch tests to compare their effects on mixed microflora to enhance hydrogen (H2) production from corn stover hydrolysate. Experimental results indicated that heat and base pretreatments significantly increased ...
Janin Amélie - - 2010
Chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood was widely used until 2004 for residential and industrial applications. Since 2004, CCA was replaced by alternative copper preservatives such as alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ), copper azole (CA) and micronized copper quaternary (MCQ), for residential applications due to health concerns. Treated wood waste disposal is ...
Sengupta Avery - - 2011
To assess the effect of medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA)-rich mustard oil and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-rich mustard oil on erythrocyte membrane composition and osmotic fragility in normal and hypercholesterolemic rats. Membrane composition was analyzed using standard kits. Osmotic fragility was determined using method described by Dacie and Lewis. Fatty acid ...
Santos Pauline Sousa Dos - - 2011
Alpha-lipoic acid has some neuroprotective properties, but this action has not been investigated in models of epilepsy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective efficacy of α-lipoic acid (lipoic acid) against pilocarpine-induced cell death through the caspase-dependent or -independent mitochondrial apoptotic pathways. Wistar rats were injected ...
Kim Malgeunsinae - - 2010
n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) play an important role in brain development and function, but there is conflicting evidence between the relationship of n-3 PUFA and dementia in the elderly. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that n-3 PUFA content of erythrocytes is associated with ...
Holz Martina - - 2011
The yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is one of the most intensively studied "non-conventional" yeast species. Its ability to secrete various organic acids, like pyruvic (PA), citric, isocitric, and alpha-ketoglutaric (KGA) acid, in large amounts is of interest for biotechnological applications. We have studied the effect of the alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase (KGDH) complex ...
Luo Yong-Chun - - 2010
Amino acids are one of the most important classes of the building blocks of life: they are the structural subunits of proteins, peptides, and many secondary metabolites. In addition to the 20 α-amino acids that constitute the backbone of proteins, hundreds of other natural α-amino acids have been discovered either ...
Tas Nilufer - - 2010
Many of the hypotheses have been suggested to explain the mechanism of the secondary effects of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) as follows: ischaemia/reperfusion disability theory, free radicals theory, exit otoxicity theory, immunological destruction theory, apoptosis theory. Recently, free radicals,lipid peroxidation reactions and apoptosis theories have been much more accepted ...
Ramaswamy Aishwarya V - - 2010
Lipoic acid is an essential protein bound cofactor that is vital for the functioning of several important enzymes involved in central metabolism. Genomes of all sequenced chlamydiae show the presence of two genes encoding lipoic acid ligases and one gene encoding a lipoate synthase. However, the roles of these proteins ...
Feng Yakai - - 2010
Polydepsipeptides - alternating copolymers of an alpha-amino acid and an alpha-hydroxy acid - are a group of biodegradable polymers. Versatile polydepsipeptides with or without pendant functional groups, as well as various polymer architectures, for example, providing alternative, random, diblock, triblock, multiblock or graft sequence structures, can be synthesized via ring-opening ...
Zhang Jianmin - - 2010
Aluminum-based Lewis acids are effective promoters of the condensation of alpha-chloroglycinates with isonitriles or with cyanide ion, leading to the formation of 5-amino-oxazoles.
Fan Xiang - - 2010
The regulation and function of lysosomal hydrolases during yolk consumption and embryogenesis in zebrafish are poorly understood. In an effort to better define the lysosomal biochemistry of this organism, we analyzed the developmental expression, biochemical properties, and function of several glycosidases in zebrafish eggs, embryos, and adult tissues. Our results ...
Kim Chi Hyun - - 2010
Fibrates and WY-14643 are widely used as lipid-lowering drugs via modulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR α) for the treatment of a wide range of metabolic disorders. Here, to address the question whether PPAR α agonists can affect the enzymatic activity of 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase1 (11β-HSD1), we tested fibrates and ...
Emmez Hakan - - 2010
Radical oxygen species produced after injury counteracts antioxidant activity and frequently causes severe oxidative stress for the tissues. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful metabolic antioxidant with immunomodulatory effects which provides neuroprotection. The aim of this study is to investigate the neuroprotective and anti-apoptotic effects of alpha-lipoic acid on spinal cord ...
Muzael Maged - - 2010
The synthesis of (2R,3R,Z)-2-docosyl-3-hydroxytetracont-21-enoic acid, a significant alpha'-mycolic acid of Mycobacterium smegmatis and other mycobacteria is reported.
Hung Jui-Hsiang - - 2010
Aim: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is highly correlated with hepatocellular carcinoma. Previous studies have reported that expression of hepatitis B virus pre-S2 mutant surface antigen is related to hepatoma development. An aberrant carbohydrate metabolism is a hallmark of malignant transformation. Methods: We performed yeast two-hybrid screening with HBV pre-S2-del ...
Mammone T - - 2010
J. Cosmet. Sci., 60, 423-428 (July/August 2009) Synopsis Alpha-hydroxy acids have been used topically to treat skin for both dermatological and cosmetic problems for many years. Though there are many known benefits of the use of alpha-hydroxy acids on skin, there have been recent reports that topical treatments with alpha-hydroxy ...
Spalding Maroya D - - 2010
Lipoic acid [(R)-5-(1,2-dithiolan-3-yl)pentanoic acid] is an enzyme cofactor required for intermediate metabolism in free-living cells. Lipoic acid was discovered nearly 60 years ago and was shown to be covalently attached to proteins in several multicomponent dehydrogenases. Cells can acquire lipoate (the deprotonated charge form of lipoic acid that dominates at ...
Wright Karen - - 2010
The novel alpha-amino acid BpAib, a partially conformationally restricted analogue of the currently extensively used 3-(4-benzoylphenyl)alanine (Bpa) photoaffinity label, was synthesized, optically resolved, fully characterized, and appropriately derivatized. An intermolecular photocrosslinking experiment highlighted its regioselective reactivity towards the S-methyl side-chain group of a Met-based dipeptide, which is closely comparable to ...
Alba Andrea-Nekane R - - 2010
A new, easy, and highly enantioselective method for the synthesis of quaternary alpha-alkyl-alpha-amino acids based on organocatalysis is reported. The addition of oxazolones to 1,1-bis(phenylsulfonyl)ethylene is efficiently catalyzed by simple chiral bases or thioureas. The reaction affords alpha,alpha-disubstituted alpha-amino acid derivatives with complete C4 regioselectivity and with excellent yields and ...
Cagini Carlo - - 2010
PURPOSE: To determine the concentration of alpha-lipoic acid in the aqueous and investigate if its topical instillation can increase quantities. METHODS: A total of 70 patients selected to undergo cataract surgery were randomly divided into two groups. Group 1 was used as a control group; for the patients in Group ...
Intelmann Daniel - - 2010
The iso-alpha-acids, the major contributor to bitter beer taste, is well-known to strongly degrade during beer aging. The storage of beer in brown glass bottles revealed a strong depletion of the trans-configured isomers in a highly specific manner, whereas the corresponding cis-iso-alpha-acids seemed to be hardly affected. In comparison, storage ...
Ruby Maxwell A - - 2010
Recent evidence suggests that lipoproteins serve as circulating reservoirs of peroxisomal proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) ligands that are accessible through lipolysis. The present study was conducted to determine the biochemical basis of PPAR-alpha activation by lipolysis products and their contribution to PPAR-alpha function in vivo. PPAR-alpha activation was measured in ...
Paul Souren - - 2010
Microbial conversion of unsaturated fatty acids often leads to special changes in their product structures and in biological potential. In our continuous effort to screen natural products for their antimicrobial and enzyme inhibitor activities, we found that 10-hydroxy-8(E)-octadecenoic acid (HOD) exhibited strong anti-alpha-glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.20) activity. HOD is an intermediate ...
Hassan Malekinejad - - 2010
Zearalenone (ZEA) as a mycoestrogen is found frequently in human foods and animal feeds. Its estrogenic effects depend on its biotransformation fate including both first- and second-phase reactions, which are predominantly governed by hydroxylation and glucuronidation, respectively. In this study, we investigate the hepatic biotransformation of ZEA in river buffalo. ...
Joly Kévin M - - 2010
Isolipoic acid, a symmetrical and achiral isomer of the commonly used alpha-lipoic acid, has previously been overlooked as a tether group for the formation of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). Here its ready synthesis through a new route and its functionalization with ferrocenyl groups for redox-active SAM formation on gold electrodes are ...
Sikora Jakub - - 2010
Human acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA, EC 3.2.1.20) is a lysosomal enzyme that belongs to the glycoside hydrolase family 31 (GH31) and catalyses the hydrolysis of alpha-1,4- and alpha-1,6-glucosidic linkages at acid pH. Hereditary deficiency of GAA results in lysosomal glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII, Pompe disease). The aim of this ...
Wang Yanyan - - 2010
The carbohydrate-derived lipoic acid derivatives were studied as protein and cell resistant biomaterials. Six types of carbohydrates were examined for their abilities to reduce nonspecific adsorption of human serum and Hela cell using quartz crystal microbalance. Our data suggested that the structures of carbohydrates play an important role in resisting ...
O'Reilly Elaine - - 2010
An atom-efficient and stereoselective synthesis has been developed for the preparation of alpha-2H-labelled (S)-alpha-amino acids, starting from a novel chiral diketopiperazine scaffold. Efficient mono-alkylation of the chiral template afforded the (S)-substituted adducts with the nature of the electrophile significantly effecting the stereochemical outcome. Subsequent alkylation was totally selective producing the ...
Martelli Gianluca - - 2010
The N-tosyl carbamates 4a-e, easily prepared starting from the Baylis-Hillman adducts 3a-e, underwent cyclization carried out with I(2)/NIS in the presence of NaH, to give the corresponding 2-oxo-1,3-oxazolidines 5a-e in good yield and total stereoselection when the substituent at C-5 is Ar. After the removal of tosyl group, followed by ...
Sozio Piera - - 2010
Current evidences support the hypothesis that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antioxidant therapy might protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present work, our attention was focused on ibuprofen (IBU) used in clinical trails to prevent Alzheimer's disease, and (R)-alpha-lipoic acid (LA) considered as a potential neuroprotective ...
Grzywa Renata - - 2010
A series of new aromatic monoesters of alpha-aminoaralkylphosphonic acids were synthesized by selective hydrolysis of corresponding aromatic diesters of alpha-aminoaralkylphosphonic acids. New potential inhibitors of aminopeptidase N/CD13, an enzyme important in tumour angiogenesis, were developed. Some derivatives of the homophenylalanine and norleucine related monoaryl phosphonates displayed higher inhibition potency than ...
G D Xiang - - 2010
Many studies showed that impairment of flow-mediated endothelium-dependent arterial dilation (FMD) exists in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (sHT). The crucial mechanism of this endothelial dysfunction remain unclear. We hypothesized that oxidative stress may be partially responsible for the impairment in FMD in patients with sHT. Thus, the present study was ...
Amaral Alexandre Umpierrez - - 2010
Patients affected by maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) present severe neurological symptoms and brain abnormalities, whose pathophysiology is poorly known. In the present study we investigated the in vitro effects of leucine (Leu), alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (KIC) and alpha-hydroxyisovaleric acid (HIV), respectively, the branched-chain amino, keto and hydroxy acids that most ...
Yamashita Mana - - 2010
Readily available cinnamic acid derivatives such as ferulic acid couple with beta-bromostyrenes and 1-bromo-4-phenylbutadiene under palladium catalysis accompanied by decarboxylation to produce the corresponding alpha,omega-diarylbutadienes and -hexatrienes, respectively. Some of the products exhibit solid-state fluorescence.
Kumar J Sravan - - 2010
An efficient methodology for the preparation of alpha-hydroxyamides via boric acid mediated addition of isonitriles on to aldehydes has been developed. The reaction of isonitriles with alpha-boronobenzaldehyde takes place under intramolecular catalysis conditions to provide functionalized benzoxaboroles.
Lou Xiaoding - - 2010
A new indirect approach to explore sensitive colorimetric sensors toward alpha-amino acids is proposed: the pink solution of 1 and copper ions changed to colorless immediately upon the addition of alpha-amino acids. As the hydrolysis of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with the aid of trypsin produces alpha-amino acids, the complex ...
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