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Fat regulatory mechanisms of pine nut oil based on protein interaction network analysis.

Phytomedicine 2021 Mar 27;86:153557. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Department of Convergence Korean Medical Science, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea.

Background: Pine nut oil (PNO), a standardized and well-defined extract of Pinus koraiensis (Korean pine), has beneficial effects on wound healing, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. However, the explanation for the mechanism by which PNO reduces body fat remains uncertain. We performed a protein-protein interaction network (PPIN) analysis to explore the genes associated with pinolenic acid using the MEDILINE database from PubChem and PubMed. Read More

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Dietary Macronutrient Composition in Relation to Circulating HDL and Non-HDL Cholesterol: A Federated Individual-Level Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data from Adolescents and Adults in 8 European Studies.

J Nutr 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Molecular Epidemiology Research Group, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Berlin, Germany.

Background: Associations between increased dietary fat and decreased carbohydrate intake with circulating HDL and non-HDL cholesterol have not been conclusively determined.

Objective: We assessed these relations in 8 European observational human studies participating in the European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI) using harmonized data.

Methods: Dietary macronutrient intake was recorded using study-specific dietary assessment tools. Read More

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Direct and specific binding of cholesterol to the mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) using PhotoClick cholesterol analogue.

J Biochem 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA.

The translocator protein (TSPO) is a five-helix transmembrane protein localized to the outer mitochondria membrane. Radioligand binding assays and chemical crosslinking showed TSPO to be a high affinity cholesterol-binding protein. In this report, we show that TSPO in mitochondrial fractions from MA-10 mouse tumour Leydig cells can interact directly and competitively with the clickable photoreactive cholesterol analogue. Read More

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Dual disruption of eNOS and ApoE gene accelerates kidney fibrosis and senescence after injury.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Apr 9;556:142-148. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Nephrology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima, 7708503, Japan.

The relationship between cellular senescence and fibrosis in the kidney is being elucidated and we have identified it as therapeutic target in recent studies. Chronic kidney disease has also become a lifestyle disease, often developing on the background of hypertension and dyslipidemia. In this study, we clarify the effect of interaction between these two conditions on kidney fibrosis and senescence. Read More

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Probiotics, Pre-biotics and Synbiotics in the Treatment of Pre-diabetes: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Front Public Health 2021 26;9:645035. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Endocrinology, Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China.

This study aimed to review the data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and identify evidence for microbiota's role and use of probiotics, pre-biotics, or synbiotics in pre-diabetes. RCTs of pro-, pre-, synbiotics for the treatment of pre-diabetes population will be summarized. We searched for EMBASE, MEDLINE, Web of Science, Cochrane Central, Clinical Trials (ClinicalTrials. Read More

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Family history of esophageal cancer modifies the association of serum lipids and malignant esophageal lesions: a nested case-control study from the "Endoscopic Screening for Esophageal Cancer in China" trial.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education/Beijing), Laboratory of Genetics, Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, Beijing 100142, China Hua County People's Hospital, Anyang, Henan 456400, China Anyang Cancer Hospital, Anyang, Henan 455000, China.

Background: The association of lipids and cancer has varied greatly among different cancer types, lipid components and study populations. This study is aimed to investigate the association of serum lipids and the risk of malignant lesions in esophageal squamous epithelium.

Methods: In the "Endoscopic Screening for Esophageal Cancer in China" (ESECC) trial, serum samples were collected and tested for total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol at the time of subject enrollment. Read More

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Genome Scale-Differential Flux Analysis reveals deregulation of lung cell metabolism on SARS-CoV-2 infection.

PLoS Comput Biol 2021 04 9;17(4):e1008860. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

School of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing an unprecedented threat to the whole world. In this regard, it is absolutely imperative to understand the mechanism of metabolic reprogramming of host human cells by SARS-CoV-2. A better understanding of the metabolic alterations would aid in design of better therapeutics to deal with COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Untypical Metabolic Adaptations in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats to Free Running Wheel Activity Includes Uncoupling Protein-3 (UCP-3) and Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) Expression.

Front Physiol 2021 23;12:598723. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Medicine, Institute of Physiology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany.

Obesity and hypertension are common risk factors for cardiovascular disease whereas an active lifestyle is considered as protective. However, the interaction between high physical activity and hypertension is less clear. Therefore, this study investigates the impact of high physical activity on the muscular and hepatic expression of glucose transporters (Glut), uncoupling proteins (UCPs), and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Read More

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Plasma glycerophospholipid profile, erythrocyte n-3 PUFAs, and metabolic syndrome incidence: a prospective study in Chinese men and women.

Am J Clin Nutr 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

CAS Key Laboratory of Nutrition, Metabolism and Food Safety, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.

Background: Animal studies have highlighted critical roles of glycerophospholipid (GP) metabolism in various metabolic syndrome (MetS)-related features such as dyslipidemia, obesity, and insulin resistance. However, human prospective studies of associations between circulating GPs and risks of MetS are scarce.

Objectives: We aimed to investigate whether GPs are associated with incidence of MetS in a well-established cohort. Read More

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ApoA1 neutralizes pro-inflammatory effects of Dengue virus NS1 protein and modulates the viral immune evasion.

J Virol 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Laboratório de Biotecnologia e Bioengenharia Estrutural, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-590, Brazil.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne infectious disease highly endemic to tropical and subtropical countries. Symptomatic patients can rapidly progress to severe conditions of hemorrhage, plasma extravasation and hypovolemic shock that leads to death. Severe dengue patients' blood tests typically report low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), that is responsible for reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) and regulation of lipid composition on peripheral tissues. Read More

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Cholesterol recognition motifs in the transmembrane domain of the tyrosine kinase receptor family: the case of TRKB.

Eur J Neurosci 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Neuroscience Center - HiLife, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Cholesterol is an essential constituent of cell membranes. The discovery of cholesterol recognition amino acid consensus (CRAC) motif in proteins indicated a putative direct, non-covalent interaction between cholesterol and proteins. In the present study, we evaluated the presence of a CRAC motif and its inverted version (CARC) in the transmembrane region (TMR) of the tyrosine kinase receptor family (RTK) in several species using in silico methods. Read More

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Genetic variants associated with cardiometabolic abnormalities during treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: a genome-wide association study.

Pharmacogenomics J 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

NORMENT, KG Jebsen Centre for Psychosis Research, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are prescribed both to patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Previous studies have shown associations between SSRI treatment and cardiometabolic alterations. The aim of the present study was to investigate genetic variants associated with cardiometabolic adverse effects in patients treated with SSRIs in a naturalistic setting, using a genome-wide cross-sectional approach in a genetically homogeneous sample. Read More

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Differential association of metabolic syndrome and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol with incident cardiovascular disease according to sex among Koreans: a national population-based study.

Eur J Prev Cardiol 2020 Dec 18. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Republic of Korea.

Aims: To investigate sex differences in the association of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and/or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) with the incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (CCVD).

Methods And Results: A total of 4 702 458 individuals, aged between 40 and 70, without a previous diagnosis of CCVD, underwent at least two health screenings between 2009 and 2011. Of them, 4 193 878 individuals (48. Read More

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Medication effects on developmental sterol biosynthesis.

Mol Psychiatry 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 68198, USA.

Cholesterol is essential for normal brain function and development. Genetic disruptions of sterol biosynthesis result in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Developing neurons synthesize their own cholesterol, and disruption of this process can occur by both genetic and chemical mechanisms. Read More

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Baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol predicts the benefit of adding ezetimibe on statin in statin-naïve acute coronary syndrome.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 5;11(1):7480. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Cardiology, The Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 162-8666, Japan.

We aimed to evaluate the effect of baseline low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) on the outcomes of patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) receiving pitavastatin monotherapy or the combination of pitavastatin + ezetimibe. In the HIJ-PROPER study, 1734 ACS patients with dyslipidemia were randomly assigned to receive pitavastatin or pitavastatin + ezetimibe therapy. Statin-naïve participants (n = 1429) were divided into two groups based on the median LDL-C level (131 mg/dL) at enrollment. Read More

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The adaptor protein GIPC1 stabilizes the scavenger receptor SR-B1 and increases its cholesterol uptake.

J Biol Chem 2021 Mar 31:100616. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Molecular and Medical Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, 1 Wen Yuan Road, Nanjing, China 210023. Electronic address:

The scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-B1), a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor, is a membrane glycoprotein that mediates selective uptake of HDL-cholesterol and cholesterol ester (CE) into cells. SR-B1 is subject to posttranslational regulation, however, the underlying mechanism(s) still remain obscure. Here, we identified a novel SR-B1-interacting protein, GIPC1 (GAIP-interacting protein, C terminus 1), that interacts with SR-B1 and stabilizes SR-B1 by negative regulation of its proteasomal and lysosomal degradation pathways. Read More

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Holospiniferoside: A New Antitumor Cerebroside from The Red Sea Cucumber In Vitro and In Silico Studies.

Molecules 2021 Mar 12;26(6). Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt.

Chemical investigation of the methanolic extract of the Red Sea cucumber led to the isolation of a new cerebroside, holospiniferoside (), together with thymidine (), methyl--d-glucopyranoside (), a new triacylglycerol (), and cholesterol (). Their chemical structures were established by NMR and mass spectrometric analysis, including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). All the isolated compounds are reported in this species for the first time. Read More

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Plasma Free Fatty Acids and Metabolic Effect in Type 2 Diabetes, an Ancillary Study from a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Nutrients 2021 Mar 31;13(4). Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215, USA.

Most nutrition studies looking at the association of food with cardiometabolic markers rely on food frequency questionnaires, which are prone to recall bias. Pentadecanoic acid, heptadecanoic acid and trans-palmitoleic acid are fatty acids that are not synthesized endogenously but are obtained from the diet, particularly dairy, making them reasonable biomarkers of dairy consumption. We investigated the association of dairy fatty acid biomarkers with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Read More

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Multiparticulate Systems of Ezetimibe Micellar System and Atorvastatin Solid Dispersion Efficacy of Low-Dose Ezetimibe/Atorvastatin on High-Fat Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemia and Hepatic Steatosis in Diabetic Rats.

Pharmaceutics 2021 Mar 20;13(3). Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Pharmaceutics and Food Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid, Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

The aim of this study was to develop multiparticulate systems with a combination of ezetimibe micellar systems and atorvastatin solid dispersions using croscarmellose as a hydrophilic vehicle and Kolliphor RH40 as a surfactant. The presence of a surfactant with low hydrophilic polymer ratios produces the rapid dissolution of ezetimibe through a drug-polymer interaction that reduces its crystallinity. The solid dispersion of atorvastatin with low proportions of croscarmellose showed drug-polymer interactions sufficient to produce the fast dissolution of atorvastatin. Read More

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Sperm Cholesterol Content Modifies Sperm Function and TRPV1-Mediated Sperm Migration.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 18;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Unit of Andrology and Reproduction Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy.

Transient receptor potential channels-vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) regulates thermotaxis in sperm-oriented motility. We investigated the role of membrane cholesterol (Chol) on TRPV1-mediated human sperm migration. Semen samples were obtained from five normozoospemic healthy volunteers. Read More

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Ezetimibe-Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carrier Based Formulation Ameliorates Hyperlipidaemia in an Experimental Model of High Fat Diet.

Molecules 2021 Mar 9;26(5). Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Pharmacology, R. C. Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Shirpur, Dhule, Maharashtra 425405, India.

Ezetimibe (EZE) possesses low aqueous solubility and poor bioavailability and in addition, its extensive hepatic metabolism supports the notion of developing a novel carrier system for EZE. Ezetimibe was encapsulated into nanostructured lipid carriers (EZE-NLCs) via a high pressure homogenization technique (HPH). A three factor, two level (2) full factorial design was employed to study the effect of amount of poloxamer 188 (X1), pressure of HPH (X2) and number of HPH cycle (X3) on dependent variables. Read More

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Interaction of Full-Length Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-Anchored Proteins with Serum Proteins and Their Translocation to Cells In Vitro Depend on the (Pre-)Diabetic State in Rats and Humans.

Biomedicines 2021 Mar 10;9(3). Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (IDO), Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Ingolstädter Landstraße 1, 85764 Oberschleissheim, Germany.

Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins (GPI-APs), which are anchored at the surface of mammalian cultured and tissue cells through a carboxy-terminal GPI glycolipid, are susceptible to release into incubation medium and (rat and human) blood, respectively, in response to metabolic stress and ageing. Those GPI-APs with the complete GPI still attached form micelle-like complexes together with (lyso)phospholipids and cholesterol and are prone to degradation by serum GPI-specific phospholipase D (GPLD1), as well as translocation to the surface of acceptor cells in vitro. In this study, the interaction of GPI-APs with GPLD1 or other serum proteins derived from metabolically deranged rat and humans and their translocation were measured by microfluidic chip- and surface acoustic wave-based sensing of micelle-like complexes reconstituted with model GPI-APs. Read More

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Synthesis of Moracin C and Its Derivatives with a 2-arylbenzofuran Motif and Evaluation of Their PCSK9 Inhibitory Effects in HepG2 Cells.

Molecules 2021 Mar 2;26(5). Epub 2021 Mar 2.

College of Pharmacy and Integrated Research Institute for Drug Development, Dongguk University, Seoul 04620, Korea.

Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a key factor in several cardiovascular diseases, as it is responsible for the elevation of circulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in blood plasma by direct interaction with the LDL receptor. The development of orally available drugs to inhibit this PCSK9-LDLR interaction is a highly desirable objective. Here, we report the synthesis of naturally occurring moracin compounds and their derivatives with a 2-arylbenzofuran motif to inhibit expression. Read More

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The Association between HDL-C and Subclinical Atherosclerosis Depends on CETP Plasma Concentration: Insights from the IMPROVE Study.

Biomedicines 2021 Mar 11;9(3). Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, 20138 Milan, Italy.

The impact of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) on atherosclerosis is highly debated. This study aimed to investigate the associations between plasma CETP or CETP genotypes and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and the influence of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) on these associations. Plasma CETP and HDL-C concentrations were measured in 552 subjects free of any pharmacological treatment from the IMPROVE cohort, which includes 3711 European subjects at high cardiovascular risk. Read More

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Role of Adenylate Cyclase 9 in the Pharmacogenomic Response to Dalcetrapib: Clinical Paradigm and Molecular Mechanisms in Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

Circ Genom Precis Med 2021 Apr 2:CIRCGEN121003219. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Montreal Heart Institute (D.R., M.R.B., M.-P.D., J.-C.T.).

Following the neutral results of the dal-OUTCOMES trial, a genome-wide study identified the rs1967309 variant in the adenylate cyclase type 9 () gene on chromosome 16 as being associated with the risk of future cardiovascular events only in subjects taking dalcetrapib, a CETP (cholesterol ester transfer protein) modulator. Homozygotes for the minor A allele (AA) were protected from recurrent cardiovascular events when treated with dalcetrapib, while homozygotes for the major G allele (GG) had increased risk. Here, we present the current state of knowledge regarding the impact of rs1967309 in on clinical observations and biomarkers in dalcetrapib trials and the effects of mouse gene inactivation on cardiovascular physiology. Read More

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Recent trends and advances in the epidemiology, synergism, and delivery system of lycopene as an anti-cancer agent.

Semin Cancer Biol 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, National Engineering Research Centre for Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Key Laboratory of Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Ministry of Agriculture, Engineering Research Centre for Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China. Electronic address:

Dietary interventions are key nutritional strategies to prevent, improve, and prolong the survival of cancer patients. Lycopene, one of the strongest natural antioxidants, and its biologically active metabolites, have shown significant potential to prevent a variety of cancers, including prostate, breast, and stomach cancers, making it a promising anti-cancer agent. We review the potential regulatory mechanisms and epidemiological evidences of lycopene and its metabolites to delay the progression of cancers at different developmental stages. Read More

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Impact of warning labels on reducing health halo effects of nutrient content claims on breakfast cereal packages: A mixed-measures experiment.

Appetite 2021 Mar 28;163:105229. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Hussman School of Journalism and Media, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB# 3365, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA. Electronic address:

Chile recently implemented a food labeling law that requires packaged foods with sugar, saturated fats, sodium, and/or calorie content that exceeds government-defined thresholds to carry a front-of-package warning for each excessive nutrient. This law does not prohibit the use of nutrient content (NC) marketing claims on packages, as long as the claims do not directly contradict the warnings. Yet, having NC claims alongside nutrient warnings might send mixed messages confusing consumers about the overall healthiness of a product. Read More

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Bacterial Analogs to Cholesterol Affect Dimerization of Proteorhodopsin and Modulates Preferred Dimer Interface.

J Chem Theory Comput 2021 Apr 31;17(4):2502-2512. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, United States.

Hopanoids, the bacterial analogues of sterols, are ubiquitous in bacteria and play a significant role in organismal survival under stressful environments. Unlike sterols, hopanoids have a high degree of variation in the size and chemical nature of the substituent attached to the ring moiety, leading to different effects on the structure and dynamics of biological membranes. While it is understood that hopanoids can indirectly tune membrane physical properties, little is known on the role that hopanoids may play in affecting the organization and behavior of bacterial membrane proteins. Read More

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Differential mode of cholesterol inclusion with 2-hydroxypropyl-cyclodextrins impacts safety margin in treating Niemann-Pick disease type C.

Br J Pharmacol 2021 Mar 29. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Clinical Chemistry and Informatics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 5-1 Oe-honmachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 862-0973, Japan.

Background And Purpose: Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a lysosomal storage disorder with disrupted intracellular cholesterol trafficking. A cyclic heptasaccharide, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD), is a cholesterol solubilizer that is being developed to treat NPC, but its ototoxicity and pulmonary toxicity remain important issues. We have characterized 2-hydroxypropyl-γ-cyclodextrin (HP-γ-CD), a cyclic octasaccharide with a larger cavity than HP-β-CD, as a candidate drug to treat NPC. Read More

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Effect of Feeding Fructooligosaccharides and Enterococcus faecium and Their Interaction on Digestibility, Blood, and Immune Parameters of Adult Horses.

J Equine Vet Sci 2021 Apr 10;99:103410. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.

The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of dietary prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS) from inulin and Enterococcus faecium on nutrient digestibility, fecal pH, and some blood parameters. In this experiment, twelve adult Kurdish horses with average bogy weight of 416 ± 43.3 kg and age averaging 6 ± 1. Read More

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