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Univ. salud ; 23(3): 255-262, sep.-dic. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1341772

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Resumen Introducción: El momento articular durante la marcha se ha relacionado con diferentes procesos clínicos en la población adulto mayor, en Colombia no se cuentan con reportes propios. Objetivo: Analizar el momento aductor de la cadera durante la marcha de adultos mayores asintomáticos. Materiales y métodos: Se evaluó a 110 participantes siguiendo las referencias del software VICON NEXUS 2.8.1 modelo Full Body, se utilizó 2 plataformas de fuerza y el volumen de captura estuvo delimitado por 8 cámaras opto eléctricas Bonita 10. Se incluyó variables antropométricas, sociodemográficas, espaciotemporales y cinéticas durante la fase de apoyo, resaltando los dos picos máximos del momento aductor. Resultados: Las cifras del Pico Momento Aductor 1 y 2 (PMA1 y PMA2) fueron de 0,76 y 0,70 Nm/Kg respectivamente, estos picos se relacionaron con masa, talla e índice de masa corporal. Se construyó así una referencia para el análisis de adultos mayores asintomáticos. Conclusiones: La gráfica del momento aductor de la cadera es similar a la descrita por otros investigadores, pero en menor magnitud que en la población sintomática de coxartrosis.


Abstract Introduction: Although joint moment during waking has been associated with different clinical processes in the elderly population, there is a lack of reports in Colombia. Objective: To analyze the hip adductor moment during gait in asymptomatic older adults. Materials and methods: 110 participants were assessed using the VICON NEXUS 2.8.1. Full Body model software. 2 force platforms were used and the capture volume was delimited through 8 Bonita-10 optoelectronic cameras. Anthropometric, sociodemographic, spatiotemporal, and kinetic variables were included during the support phase, highlighting the two maximum peaks of the adductor moment. Results: The figures for Adductor Moment Peaks 1 and 2 (AMP1 and AMP2) were 0.76 and 0.70 Nm/Kg, respectively, which were related to mass, height and body mass index. Thus, a reference for the analysis of asymptomatic older adults was developed. Conclusion: The hip adductor moment graph is similar to that described by other researchers, but to a lesser extent than the values seen in coxarthrosis symptomatic population.


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Aged , Gait , Kinetics , Hip
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(5): 498-503, July-Sept. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288623

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ABSTRACT Introduction: As skiers need to complete their movements in high mountains and snow, the athlete's landing's stability is directly related to the movement's success. The stable landing action wins high scores for the athletes' participating actions and protects their safety. Objective: This article analyzes the characteristics of lower limb muscle strength and static balance ability of female freestyle skiing aerials athletes to provide athletes with targeted strength training, evaluation of muscle effects after training, and athlete selection to provide a scientific basis valuable Theoretical reference. Methods: The paper uses isokinetic testing and balance testing methods to study the characteristics of the hip and knee flexor and extensor strengths of the Chinese great female freestyle skiing aerials athletes and the static balance characteristics in four standing positions. Results: The right flexor-extensor force, flexor-extensor force ratio, and average power value of the right hip joint were slightly greater than the left flexor power. The left and right knee joint extensor unit peak weight moments and the left and right average power values were all four indicators. Greater than the flexor, at different test speeds of 60°/s (slow speed) and 240°/s (fast), the peak flexion and extension torque per unit weight, the average power of flexion and extension, the force of flexion and extension, and the average power appear with the increase of the test speed as a significant difference. Conclusions: The research in the thesis recommends reasonable weight control and balanced training of muscle strength, using the condition of moderately increasing exercise speed, to strengthen the training of lower limb extensor strength, provide targeted strength training for athletes, evaluate the muscle effect after training and providing the scientific basis and valuable theoretical reference. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment results.


RESUMO Introdução: Como os esquiadores precisam completar seus movimentos em altas montanhas e neve, a estabilidade de pouso do atleta está diretamente relacionada ao sucesso do movimento. A ação de pouso constante ganha altas pontuações para os participantes e protege sua segurança. Objetivo: este artigo discute as características da força muscular das extremidades inferiores e habilidade de equilíbrio estático de atletas de esqui estilo livre para fornecer aos atletas treinamento de força específico e avaliação pós-treino dos efeitos musculares em atletas selecionados para fornecer uma base científica de referência teórica valiosa. Métodos: O artigo usa testes isocinéticos e métodos de teste de equilíbrio para estudar as características de força dos flexores e extensores de quadril e joelho de grandes atletas chinesas de esqui estilo livre e as características de equilíbrio estático em quatro posições de pé. Resultados: A força flexor-extensora direita, a relação da força flexor-extensora e o valor médio da potência da articulação do quadril direito foram ligeiramente maiores do que a potência do flexor esquerdo. Os momentos máximos de peso da unidade extensora da articulação do joelho esquerdo e direito e os valores médios das potências esquerda e direita foram os quatro indicadores. Maior que o flexor, em diferentes velocidades de teste de 60 ° / s (velocidade lenta) e 240 ° / s (rápido), o torque máximo de flexão e extensão por unidade de peso, a força média de flexão e extensão, a força de flexão e extensão, e a potência média aparece com o aumento da velocidade de teste como uma diferença significativa. Conclusões: A pesquisa na tese recomenda o controle de peso razoável e o treinamento de força muscular balanceado, utilizando a condição de aumentar moderadamente a velocidade do exercício, para fortalecer o treinamento de força extensora de membros inferiores, fornecer treinamento de força específico para atletas, avaliando o efeito muscular após formar e fornecer a base científica e um valioso referencial teórico. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos- investigação dos resultados do tratamento.


RESUMEN Introducción: Como los esquiadores necesitan completar sus movimientos en alta montaña y nieve, la estabilidad del aterrizaje del atleta está directamente relacionada con el éxito del movimiento. La acción de aterrizaje estable gana puntuaciones altas para las participantes y protege su seguridad. Objetivo: Este artículo analiza las características de la fuerza muscular de las extremidades inferiores y la capacidad de equilibrio estático de las atletas de esquí de estilo libre para proporcionar a los atletas un entrenamiento de fuerza específico y una evaluación de los efectos musculares después del entrenamiento en atletas seleccionados para proporcionar una base científica de referencia teórica valiosa. Métodos: El artículo utiliza pruebas isocinéticas y métodos de prueba de equilibrio para estudiar las características de la fuerza de los flexores y extensores de cadera y rodilla de las grandes atletas chinas de esquí de estilo libre femenino y las características del equilibrio estático en cuatro posiciones de pie. Resultados: La fuerza flexora-extensora derecha, la relación de fuerza flexora-extensora y el valor de potencia promedio de la articulación de la cadera derecha fueron ligeramente mayores que la potencia del flexor izquierdo. Los momentos de peso máximo de la unidad extensora de la articulación de la rodilla izquierda y derecha y los valores de potencia promedio izquierda y derecha fueron los cuatro indicadores. Mayor que el flexor, a diferentes velocidades de prueba de 60 ° / s (velocidad lenta) y 240 ° / s (rápido), el par máximo de flexión y extensión por unidad de peso, la potencia promedio de flexión y extensión, la fuerza de flexión y extensión, y la potencia media aparecen con el aumento de la velocidad de prueba como una diferencia significativa. Conclusiones: La investigación en la tesis recomienda un control de peso razonable y un entrenamiento equilibrado de la fuerza muscular, utilizando la condición de aumentar moderadamente la velocidad del ejercicio, para fortalecer el entrenamiento de la fuerza extensora de las extremidades inferiores, proporcionar entrenamiento de fuerza específico para los atletas, evaluar el efecto muscular después del entrenamiento y proporcionar la base científica y una valiosa referencia teórica. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos- investigación de los resultados del tratamiento.


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Humans , Female , Adult , Young Adult , Skiing/physiology , Postural Balance/physiology , Muscle Strength/physiology , Knee Joint/physiology , Algorithms , Kinetics , Models, Theoretical
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 52: 45-51, July. 2021. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1283499

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BACKGROUND: Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is a facultative anaerobe that depends on ferrous ion oxidation as well as reduced sulfur oxidation to obtain energy and is widely applied in metallurgy, environmental protection, and soil remediation. With the accumulation of experimental data, metabolic mechanisms, kinetic models, and several databases have been established. However, scattered data are not conducive to understanding A. ferrooxidans that necessitates updated information informed by systems biology. RESULTS: Here, we constructed a knowledgebase of iron metabolism of A. ferrooxidans (KIMAf) system by integrating public databases and reviewing the literature, including the database of bioleaching substrates (DBS), the database of bioleaching metallic ion-related proteins (MIRP), the A. ferrooxidans bioinformation database (Af-info), and the database for dynamics model of bioleaching (DDMB). The DBS and MIRP incorporate common bioleaching substrates and metal ion-related proteins. Af-info and DDMB integrate nucleotide, gene, protein, and kinetic model information. Statistical analysis was performed to elucidate the distribution of isolated A. ferrooxidans strains, evolutionary and metabolic advances, and the development of bioleaching models. CONCLUSIONS: This comprehensive system provides researchers with a platform of available iron metabolism-related resources of A. ferrooxidans and facilitates its application.


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Acidithiobacillus/metabolism , Iron/metabolism , Kinetics , Knowledge Bases
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 50: 10-15, Mar. 2021. ilus, graf, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292308

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BACKGROUND: LXYL-P1-2 is the first reported glycoside hydrolase that can catalyze the transformation of 7-b-xylosyl-10-deacetyltaxol (XDT) to 10-deacetyltaxol (DT) by removing the D-xylosyl group at the C7 position. Successful synthesis of paclitaxel by one-pot method combining the LXYL-P1-2 and 10- deacetylbaccatin III-10-b-O-acetyltransferase (DBAT) using XDT as a precursor, making LXYL-P1-2 a highly promising enzyme for the industrial production of paclitaxel. The aim of this study was to investigate the catalytic potential of LXYL-P1-2 stabilized on magnetic nanoparticles, the surface of which was modified by Ni2+-immobilized cross-linked Fe3O4@Histidine. RESULTS: The diameter of matrix was 20­40 nm. The Km value of the immobilized LXYL-P1-2 catalyzing XDT (0.145 mM) was lower than that of the free enzyme (0.452 mM), and the kcat/Km value of immobilized enzyme (12.952 mM s 1 ) was higher than the free form (8.622 mM s 1 ). The immobilized form maintained 50% of its original activity after 15 cycles of reuse. In addition, the stability of immobilized LXYL-P1-2, maintained 84.67% of its initial activity, improved in comparison with free form after 30 d storage at 4 C. CONCLUSIONS: This investigation not only provides an effective procedure for biocatalytic production of DT, but also gives an insight into the application of magnetic material immobilization technology.


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Paclitaxel/biosynthesis , Glycoside Hydrolases/metabolism , Kinetics , Enzymes, Immobilized , Nanoparticles , Magnets
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Electron J Biotechnol ; 49: 56-63, Jan. 2021. tab, ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1291900

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BACKGROUND: 2R,3R-butanediol dehydrogenase (R-BDH) and other BDHs contribute to metabolism of 3R/3S-Acetoin (3R/3S-AC) and 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD), which are important bulk chemicals used in different industries. R-BDH is responsible for oxidizing the hydroxyl group at their (R) configuration. Bacillus species is a promising producer of 3R/3S-AC and 2,3-BD. In this study, R-bdh gene encoding R-BDH from Bacillus sp. DL01 was isolated, expressed and identified. RESULTS: R-BDH exerted reducing activities towards Diacetyl (DA) and 3R/3S-AC using NADH, and oxidizing activities towards 2R,3R-BD and Meso-BD using NAD+ , while no activity was detected with 2S,3S-BD. The R-BDH showed its activity at a wide range of temperature (25 C to 65 C) and pH (5.0­8.0). The R-BDH activity was increased significantly by Cd2+ when DA, 3R/3S-AC, and Meso-BD were used as substrates, while Fe2+ enhanced the activity remarkably at 2R,3R-BD oxidation. Kinetic parameters of the R-BDH from Bacillus sp. DL01 showed the lowest Km, the highest Vmax, and the highest Kcat towards the racemic 3R/3S-AC substrate, also displayed low Km towards 2R,3R-BD and Meso-BD when compared with other reported R-BDHs. CONCLUSIONS: The R-BDH from Bacillus sp. DL01 was characterized as a novel R-BDH with high enantioselectivity for R-configuration. It considered NAD+ and Zn2+ dependant enzyme, with a significant affinity towards 3R/3S-AC, 2R,3R-BD, and Meso-BD substrates. Thus, R-BDH is providing an approach to regulate the production of 3R/3S-AC or 2,3-BD from Bacillus sp. DL01.


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Bacillus subtilis/enzymology , Alcohol Oxidoreductases/isolation & purification , Alcohol Oxidoreductases/metabolism , Temperature , Kinetics , Hydrogen-Ion Concentration , Acetoin
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(1): 30-35, Jan.-Mar. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156104

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ABSTRACT Introduction Swimming starts are an important component for decreasing the total race time, especially in short events. In this phase of swimming, the aim is to increase performance using many different techniques and starting platforms. Objectives The effects of height and slope of the starting block on kick-start performance were assessed in this study. Methods Six male competitive swimmers performed 24 kick-starts using four block settings: 65 cm & 75 cm flat and 65 cm & 75 cm sloped. Two-dimensional kinetic and three-dimensional kinematic data were analyzed, including average and maximum horizontal/vertical forces and impulses; reaction times; movement and block times; and take-off vertical/horizontal velocities. Two-way within-subject design ANOVAs were implemented to test the effects of block height and slope on the kinetic and kinematic variables. Results Block slope was the main factor affecting most of the dependent variables. Shorter block and movement times, greater average and maximum vertical forces, vertical impulse, and maximum horizontal force were found for the sloped settings. An inverse relationship was found between block height and 0-5 m times. Conclusion Based on the results, blocks with height of 75 cm and slope of 10° provided better results in swimmers' performance in the block phase. Level of evidence II, Therapeutic Studies -Investigating the Results of Treatment


RESUMO Introdução As largadas de natação são um componente importante para reduzir o tempo total de competição, especialmente em eventos curtos. Nessa fase da natação, o objetivo é aumentar o desempenho usando várias técnicas e plataformas de largada distintas. Objetivos Neste estudo, foram avaliados os efeitos da altura e da inclinação da plataforma sobre desempenho da saída kick-start. Métodos Seis nadadores de competição do sexo masculino realizaram 24 largadas, usando quatro tipos de bloco de partida (65 cm e 75 cm de altura planos e 65 cm e 75 cm com inclinação). Foram analisados dados cinéticos bidimensionais e cinemáticos tridimensionais, incluindo forças e impulsos horizontais/verticais médios e máximos; tempos de reação, movimento e de bloco; e velocidades vertical/horizontal da decolagem. Empregou-se o método ANOVA bidirecional intraindivíduo para analisar os efeitos da altura e da inclinação do bloco sobre as variáveis cinéticas e cinemáticas. Resultados A inclinação do bloco foi o principal fator que afetou a maioria das variáveis dependentes. Nas plataformas de largada inclinadas, verificou-se que os tempos de bloco e movimento eram mais curtos e as forças verticais médias e máximas, o impulso vertical e a força horizontal máxima foram maiores nas configurações inclinadas. Foi encontrada uma relação inversa entre a altura do bloco e os tempos para as distâncias de 0 a 5 metros. Conclusões Com base nos resultados, os blocos com 75 cm de altura e 10 graus de inclinação forneceram melhores resultados de desempenho dos nadadores na fase de bloco. Nível de Evidência II - Investigação dos resultados do tratamento.


RESUMEN Introducción Las largadas de natación son un componente importante para reducir el tiempo total de competición, especialmente en eventos cortos. En esta fase de natación, el objetivo es aumentar el desempeño usando varias técnicas y plataformas de largada distintas. Objetivos En este estudio, fueron evaluados los efectos de la altura y de la inclinación de la plataforma sobre desempeño de la salida kick-start. Métodos Seis nadadores de competición del sexo masculino realizaron 24 largadas, usando cuatro tipos de bloque de partida (65 cm y 75 cm de altura planos y 65 cm y 75 cm con inclinación). Fueron analizados datos cinéticos bidimensionales y cinemáticos tridimensionales, incluyendo fuerzas e impulsos horizontales/verticales promedios y máximos; tiempo de reacción, movimiento y de bloque; y velocidades vertical/horizontal del despegue. Se empleó el método ANOVA bidireccional intraindividuo para analizar los efectos de la altura y de la inclinación del bloque sobre las variables cinéticas y cinemáticas. Resultados La inclinación del bloque fue el principal factor que afectó a la mayoría de las variables dependientes. En las plataformas de largada inclinadas, se verificó que los tiempos de bloque y movimiento eran más cortos y las fuerzas verticales promedio y máximas, el impulso vertical y la fuerza horizontal máxima fueron mayores en las configuraciones inclinadas. Fue encontrada una relación inversa entre la altura del bloque y los tiempos para las distancias de 0 a 5 metros. Conclusiones Con base en los resultados, los bloques con 75 cm de altura y 10 grados de inclinación proporcionaron mejores resultados de desempeño de los nadadores en la fase de bloque. Nivel de Evidencia II; Investigación de los resultados del tratamiento


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Humans , Male , Posture/physiology , Swimming/physiology , Athletic Performance/physiology , Kinetics
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879097

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Based on the target occupancy mathematical model, the binding kinetic process of potential active ingredients of lowering uric acid in Chrysanthemum morifolium with xanthine oxidase(XOD) was evaluated. The potential active ingredients of lowering uric acid in Ch. morifolium were screened by UPLC-Q-Exactivems MS technology, reference substance identification and in vitro enzymatic kinetics experiments. The binding kinetic parameters of xanthine oxidase and potential inhibitor in Ch. morifolium were determined by surface plasma resonance(SPR). The verified mathematical model of the XOD target occupancy evaluated the kinetic binding process of inhibitors and xanthine oxidase in vivo. According to UPLC-Q-Exactive MS and reference substance identification, 39 potential uric acid-lowering active ingredients in Ch. morifolium extracts were identified and the inhibitory activities of 23 compounds were determined. Three potential xanthine oxidase inhibitors were screened, namely genistein, luteolin, and apigenin. whose IC_(50 )were 1.23, 1.47 and 1.59 μmol·L~(-1), respectively. And the binding rate constants(K_(on)) were 1.26×10~6, 5.23×10~5 and 6.36×10~5 mol·L~(-1)·s~(-1), respectively. The dissociation rate constants(K_(off)) were 10.93×10~(-2), 1.59×10~(-2), and 5.3×10~(-2 )s~(-1), respectively. After evaluation by different administration methods, the three selected compounds can perform rapid and sustained inhibition of xanthine oxidase in vivo under combined administration. This study comprehensively evaluated the target occupancy process of three effective components in different ways of administration in vivo by UPLC-MS, concentration-response method, SPR technology and xanthine oxidase target occupancy model, which would provide a new research idea and method for screening active ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.


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Chromatography, Liquid , Chrysanthemum , Flavonoids , Kinetics , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Tandem Mass Spectrometry , Xanthine Oxidase/metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878885

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In this study, Fick's first law and partition equilibrium were used to represent the internal and external mass transfer processes of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma at the macroscopic level, and a mass transfer model was established. The specific surface area was integrated into the mass transfer resistance, which effectively avoided the irregular shape of medicinal materials and expanded the application scope of the model. Meanwhile, the mass transfer model was further combined with the kinetic model of salvia-nolic acid degradation to establish the extraction kinetic models of salvianolic acid B, lithospermic acid and Danshensu. The model was applied to study the extraction process of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma. According to the sensitivity analysis results, the relative error of the model prediction was within 5% near the maximum extraction rate(320 min), and the prediction performance of the model was good. According to the investigation results of different process parameters, stirring could significantly accelerate the mass transfer rate of salvianolic acid B, while the mass transfer resistance and degradation rate constant were not affected by solvent-to-solid ratio. The linear relationship between the reciprocal of temperature and the logarithm of mass transfer resistance was good(R~2=0.996), indicating that the temperature and mass transfer resistance conformed to Arrhenius formula. In addition, we also found that the concentration changes of lithospermic acid and Danshensu were weakly affected by mass transferwhen the extraction temperature was higher than 358 K. This study has provided the basis for the process optimization and quality control of traditional Chinese medicine extraction.


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Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Kinetics , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Rhizome , Salvia miltiorrhiza
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880681

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OBJECTIVES@#To establish mouse bone marrow transplantation by pretreatment with chemotherapy, and to explore the dynamic changes of immune cells in the early stage of allogeneic transplantation in the spleen of mice.@*METHODS@#Mice were divided into 4 groups (80 mg/kg group, 100 mg/kg group, 120 mg/kg group, and 150 mg/kg group) according to the difference in dose of busulfan. The mice were treated with busulfan and cyclophosphamide combined chemotherapy, and the appropriate dosage was determined by evaluating the myeloablative effect and drug toxicity. According to the type of the genetic transplantation, the mice were also divided into 4 groups: An allogeneic transplantation group, a homogenic transplantation group, a chemotherapy alone group, and a normal control group. The mice were pretreated with busulfan and cyclophosphamide before bone marrow transplantation. In the allogeneic transplantation group, the suspension of splenocytes was prepared at the first day, the 3rd day, the 5th day, and the 8th day after transplantation for flow cytometry detection, and the dynamic changes of splenic immune cells were analyzed. The homogeneic transplantation group served as the concurrent control, the normal control group served as the control of basic value of spleen immune cells, and the chemotherapy alone group was used to evaluate the myeloablative effect.@*RESULTS@#1) The optimal dose of busulfan was 100 mg/kg. The combination of busulfan and cyclophosphamide can restore the hematopoiesis of transplanted mice, and the toxicity associated with pretreatment is small. 2) In the allogeneic transplantation group: The hematopoietic reconstitution and high donor chimerism rate were achieved after transplantation. In the early phase of bone marrow transplantation, the T lymphocytes were the main cell group, while the recovery of B lymphocytes was relatively delayed. The dendritic cells and natural killer cells from donors were the earliest cells to recover and achieve high chimerism rate compared with T cells and B cells. Most T cells were in the initial T cell state within 5 days after allogeneic transplantation. However, in the 5th day after transplantation, these cells were mainly in the effective memory phenotype. The reconstruction of donor-derived naive T cells was slow, but the reconstruction of donor-derived effective memory T cells and regulatory T cells was relatively fast. 3) In the homogeneic transplantation group: The mice could recover hematopoiesis and the recovery of B lymphocytes was delayed. 4) In the chemotherapy alone group: All mice died in 12-15 days after chemotherapy, and the peripheral blood routine showed pancytopenia before death.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Pretreatment with chemotherapy can successfully establish the mouse model of bone marrow transplantation. There are difference in the proportion of T cells, B cells, natural killer cells, dendritic cells, effector memory T cells, initial T cells, and regulatory T cells after transplantation, and the relationship between donor and recipient is also changed.


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Animals , Bone Marrow Cells , Bone Marrow Transplantation , Busulfan , Cell Proliferation , Kinetics , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Transplantation, Homologous
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880171

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the kinetics of infiltrated T cell in murine acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) target organs after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and its relationship with tissue pathological damage and aGVHD progress.@*METHODS@#Male C57BL/6 (H-2K@*RESULTS@#Compared with BMT group, the number of infiltrated T cells in aGVHD target organs including liver, lung and gut increased since day 7 in BMT+T group (P<0.05). On day 14, 28, 40 and 47 after transplantation, more infiltrated CD3@*CONCLUSION@#Pathological damage of aGVHD target organs is induced by CD3


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Animals , Bone Marrow Transplantation , Graft vs Host Disease , Kinetics , Male , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Mice, Inbred C57BL , T-Lymphocytes , Transplantation, Homologous
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200182, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339318

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Abstract Solvent extraction of red pigments from fermented solids is reported. The pigments were produced by solid-state fermentation of oil palm frond (OPF) biomass with the food-safe fungus Monascus purpureus FTC 5357. The effects of extraction solvent and other operational conditions (pH, temperature, agitation rate, contact time) on the recovery of pigments are discussed. The recovery was maximized using aqueous ethanol (60% ethanol by vol) as solvent at pH 6, 30 °C, with an extraction time of 16 h and an agitation rate of 180 rpm. A fermented solids dry mass of 1 g was used for each 160 mL of solvent during extraction. The kinetics of extraction were assessed by fitting the experimental data to different models. Peleg's model proved to be the best for describing solid-liquid extraction of the pigments under the above specified conditions. The highest extraction yield of red pigments under the above specified optimal conditions was 207(6.08 AU g(1 dry fermented solids.


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Monascus , Coloring Agents , Fermentation , Kinetics
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21210130, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1278436

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Abstract This research aims to compare the classical thin-layer models, stepwise fit regression method (SRG) and artificial neural networks (ANN) in the modelling of drying kinetics of shrimp shell and crab exoskeleton. Thus, drying curves were obtained using a convective dryer (3.0 m/s) at temperatures of 30.45 and 60oC. The results showed a decreasing tendency for the drying time as the temperature increased for both materials. Drying curves modelling of both materials showed fitted results with R 2 adj >0.998 and MRE<13.128% for some thin-layer models. On the other hand, by SRG a simple model could be obtained as a function of time and temperature, with the greatest accuracy being found in the modelling of experimental data of crab exoskeleton, with MRE<10.149%. Finally, the ANNs were employed successfully in the modelling of drying kinetics, showing high prediction quality with the trained recurrent ANN models.


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Crustacea , Animal Shells , Kinetics , Neural Networks, Computer , Models, Anatomic
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Medicina (B.Aires) ; 80(6): 599-605, dic. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1250281

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Resumen La cinética de la procalcitonina es útil para reducir la duración de la antibioticoterapia en pacientes críticos, pero no se analizó su rol en infecciones por gérmenes multirresistentes. Se realizó un estudio observacional retrospectivo, analizando las curvas de procalcitonina de pacientes con neumonías asociadas a ventilación mecánica (NAVM) y bacteriemias asociadas a catéter (BAC) con rescate bacteriano durante el período 1/11/16 a 1/7/19. Se estudiaron 16 pacientes con infección por gérmenes sensibles (10 BAC y 6 NAVM) y 10 por gérmenes multirresistentes (10 BAC y 10 NAVM). Los pacientes con BAC generadas por gérmenes multirresistentes presentaron valores de procalcitonina mayores que los pacientes con BAC por gérmenes sensibles: (39 ± 30 μg/l vs. 10.7 ± 11 μg/l, p = 0.02). Los pacientes con NAVM generada por gérmenes sensibles y multirresistentes presentaron valores de procalcitonina similares. El descenso de procalcitonina a niveles 80% menores al valor máximo o menores a 0.5 μg/l (con tratamiento antibiótico efectivo) fue más veloz en pacientes con infección por gérmenes sensibles (5 ± 1.8 días vs. 7.2 ± 2.9 días, p = 0.03). En las infecciones por gérmenes multirresistentes, la respuesta inflamatoria medida por procalcitonina fue más intensa y prolongada, aun con un tratamiento antibiótico efectivo. Sin embargo, el descenso se produjo antes de que finalizaran los esquemas antibióticos convencionales. Por este motivo, se considera necesario estudiar la potencial utilidad de protocolos antibióticos guiados por procalcitonina en pacientes con infecciones por gérmenes multirresistentes para reducir la exposición a antibióticos.


Abstract Procalcitonin guidance stimulates a reduction in the duration of antibiotic treatment in critically ill patients with a presumed bacterial infection, but its role in infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria has not been sufficiently explored. In this retrospective observational study, we analyzed procalcitonin curves of 32 patients with culture-confirmed ventilation-associated pneumonia (VAP) and catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) occurred during the period 11/1/2016 to 7/1/2019. Sixteen infections were caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria (10 CRBSI and 6 VAP) and other 16 by sensitive bacteria (10 CRBSI and 6 VAP). CRBSI generated by multidrug-resistant bacteria elicited significantly higher procalcitonin levels than CRBSI infections caused by sensitive bacteria (39 ± 30 μg/l vs. 10.7 ± 11 μg/l, p = 0.02). Patients with VAP caused by sensitive and multidrug-resistant bacteria elicited similar procalcitonin levels. The time to a decrease in procalcitonin level to less than 80% of the peak value or less than 0.5 μg/l upon effective antibiotic treatment was 7.2 ± 2.9 days in multidrug-resistant bacteria vs. 5 ± 1.8 days in sensitive bacteria (p = 0.03). In multidrug-resistant bacteria, the inflammatory response measured by procalcitonin is stronger and longer, even with an effective antibiotic treatment. However, the decline occurs before the conventional antibiotic scheme is completed. The potential application of antibiotic protocols guided by procalcitonin to these groups of patients grants further studies aimed to reduce exposure to antibiotics in critical multidrug-resistant infections.


Subject(s)
Humans , Bacterial Infections/drug therapy , Procalcitonin , Kinetics , Intensive Care Units , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam ; 54(3): 321-331, set. 2020. ilus, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1130606

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Los flavivirus transmitidos por mosquitos son una amenaza actual y emergente en todo el mundo. Dentro de este género, el virus Encefalitis San Luis (VESL) causa una forma severa de enfermedad neuroinvasiva donde la respuesta inmune es un componente crucial de la defensa del huésped. En este trabajo se investigó la interacción entre VESL y células de la inmunidad innata, en un modelo de infección in vitro de monocitos humanos (células U937) con cepas de distinta virulencia y condiciones epidemiológicas de aislamiento (CbaAr-4005 y 78V-6507). Se evaluó la capacidad de infectar y replicar del virus, como también el efecto citopático y la cinética de viabilidad de monocitos durante la infección. Los resultados demostraron la susceptibilidad de los monocitos a la infección, replicación y muerte por ambas cepas virales. Sin embargo, se hallaron diferencias significativas entre ellas. La cepa epidémica y de mayor virulencia CbaAr-4005 registró una tasa de infección y replicación superior a la de la cepa endémica y de menor virulencia 78V-6507. Se comprobó también que el VESL indujo la muerte de monocitos humanos, dependiendo del tiempo post-infección (pi) y de la cepa. Así, CbaAr-4005 provocó a partir del día 3 pi el doble de mortalidad celular que 78V-6507. Además, en los monocitos infectados se observaron alteraciones de parámetros morfológicos que podrían relacionarse con el tipo de mecanismo de muerte celular asociado a la infección por VESL.


Mosquitoes borne Flavivirus infections are an actual and emergent worldwide threat to human health. Within this genus, Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV) causes a severe neuroinvasive disease where immune response is crucial for host survival. In this study the interaction between SLEV and innate immune cells was evaluated. An in vitro infection model with human monocytes (U937 cells) and strains with variations in virulence and isolation conditions (CbaAr-4005 and 78V-6507) were used. Infection capacity, replication capacity, cytopathic effect and monocyte viability kinetics were measured. The results showed susceptibility to infection and replication to both strains. However, significant differences were found among them. CbaAr-4005, the epidemic and more virulent strain, showed higher infection and replication ratios compared to 78V-6507. SLEV infection that induces cell death of human monocytes was also found in a post-infection time and in a strain dependent manner. Since day 3 post-infection, twice the mortality in CbaAr-4005 infected cells was observed. Furthermore, infected monocytes showed alterations in morphologic parameters that could be related with apoptosis mechanisms associated to SLEV infections.


Os Flavivírus transmitidos por mosquitos são uma ameaça atual e emergente no mundo todo. Nesse gênero, o vírus Encefalite Saint Louis (VESL) causa uma forma grave de doença neuroinvasiva onde a resposta imune é um componente crucial da defesa do hospedeiro. Neste trabalho nos investigamos a interação entre VESL e células de imunidade inata em um modelo de infecção in vitro de monócitos humanos (células U937) com estirpe de diferentes virulências e condições epidemiológicas de isolamento (CbaAr-4005 e 78V-6507). Foi avaliada a capacidade do vírus de infectar e replicar , assim como o efeito citopático e a viabilidade cinética dos monócitos durante a infecção. Os resultados demonstraram a suscetibilidade dos monócitos à infecção, replicação e morte por ambas as estirpes virais. No entanto, foram detectadas diferenças significativas entre eles. A estirpe epidémica e de maior virulenta CbaAr-4005 teve uma maior taxa de infecção e replicação do que a estirpe endémica e menos virulenta 78V-6507. Foi comprovado também que o VESL induziu a morte de monócitos humanos, dependendo do tempo pós-infecção (pi) e da estirpe. Assim, a CbaAr-4005 causou a partir do dia 3 pi o dobro da mortalidade celular o que a 78V- 6507. Além disso, alterações nos parâmetros morfológicos foram observadas nos monócitos infectados que poderiam estar relacionadas ao tipo de mecanismo de morte celular associado à infecção pelo VESL.


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Humans , Male , Female , Virulence , Flavivirus Infections , U937 Cells , Encephalitis , Encephalitis Virus, St. Louis , Encephalitis Viruses/growth & development , Flavivirus , Patient Isolation , Viruses , In Vitro Techniques , Kinetics , Cells , Disease , Incidence , Causality , Mortality , Apoptosis , Reference Parameters , Culicidae
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Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam ; 54(2): 183-188, jun. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1130593

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El objetivo del trabajo fue estudiar la cinética de desialización eritrocitaria producida por larvas infectantes de Trichinella spiralis y Trichinella patagoniensis. Se trabajó con 7 suspensiones eritrocitarias incubadas con 1.000±200 larvas musculares/mL, durante 2 horas, tomando muestra al tiempo inicial y cada 15 minutos. Los respectivos eritrocitos controles se incubaron de la misma manera con solución salina. Se aplicaron el método de titulación por Polibrene calculando el CexpST y un análisis de varianza (ANOVA) con las comparaciones múltiples según Tukey. Los resultados mostraron que el valor promedio de CexpST disminuyó con el aumento del tiempo de incubación, para ambas especies. En el tratamiento con T. spiralis no hubo diferencias significativas entre el valor medio del coeficiente a tiempo 60 y 75 minutos, mientras que con T. patagoniensis, a 45 y 60 minutos. Todas las restantes diferencias fueron significativas. La comparación entre los tratamientos, para cada uno de los tiempos, mostró que al tiempo inicial el coeficiente promedio no difirió entre las especies, pero que a todos los otros tiempos fue significativamente menor en la incubación de los eritrocitos con T. spiralis. Se concluye que la relación hospedador-parásito que se establece en ambos casos es distinta y probablemente también la capacidad de adaptación y de daño al hombre.


The objective of this work was to study the kinetics of erythrocyte desialization produced by infective larvae of Trichinella spiralis and Trichinella patagoniensis. It was performed on 7 erythrocyte suspensions incubated with 1,000±200 muscle larvae/ mL for 120 minutes, taking samples at the initial time and every 15 minutes. The respective control erythrocytes were incubated in the same way with saline solution. The Polybrene Titration method calculating the CexpST and variance analysis (ANOVA) with the multiple comparisons according to Tukey were applied. The results showed that the average value of CexpST decreased with the increase in incubation time, for both species. There were no significant differences between the mean value of the coefficient at 60 and 75 minutes in the treatment with T. spiralis, while neither were there any differences between 45 and 60 minutes in the incubation with T. patagoniensis. All other differences were significant. The comparison between the two treatments, for each of the times, showed that at the initial time the average coefficient did not differ between the species, but at all other times it was significantly lower in the incubation of the erythrocytes with T. spiralis. It is concluded that the parasite host relationship that is established in both cases is different and probably also is the ability to adapt and cause harm to man.


O objetivo do trabalho foi estudar a cinética de dessialização eritrocitária. produzida por larvas infectantes de Trichinella spiralis e Trichinella patagoniensis. O trabalho foi feito com 7 suspensões eritrocitárias incubadas com 1.000±200 larvas musculares/mL por 2 horas, colhendo amostras no tempo inicial e a cada 15 minutos. Os respectivos eritrócitos-controle foram incubados da mesma forma com solução salina. Foi aplicado o método de titulação por Polibreno calculando o CexpST e também uma análise da variância (ANOVA) com as comparações múltiplas de acordo com Tukey. Os resultados mostraram que o valor médio de CexpST diminuiu com o aumento do tempo de incubação para ambas as espécies. No tratamento com T. spiralis não houve diferenças significativas entre o valor médio do coeficiente no tempo 60 e 75 minutos, ao passo que com T. patagoniensis, aos 45 e 60 minutos. Todas as diferenças restantes foram significativas. A comparação entre os tratamentos, para cada um dos tempos, mostrou que no tempo inicial o coeficiente médio não diferiu entre as espécies, mas que em todos os outros tempos foi significativamente menor na incubação dos eritrócitos com T. spiralis. A conclusão é que a relação hospedeiro-parasita, estabelecida em ambos os casos, é diferente e provavelmente também a capacidade de adaptação e dano ao homem.


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Trichinella/pathogenicity , Kinetics , Trichinella spiralis/enzymology , Trichinella spiralis/parasitology , Parasites , Trichinella , Trichinella/enzymology , Trichinella/parasitology , Trichinella spiralis , Larva , Methods
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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(2): 581-589, Mar./Apr. 2020. tab
Article in Portuguese | ID: biblio-1128483

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Avaliaram-se as doses de nitrogênio 0, 60, 120 e 240kg ha-1 sobre a composição bromatológica e os parâmetros da cinética de degradação ruminal da aveia branca obtida de dois anos de cultivo (2013-2014). Foram realizadas as análises de matéria seca, matéria mineral (MM), proteína bruta (PB), extrato etéreo, fibra em detergente neutro (aFDNmo), lignina, carboidratos solúveis (CHOs) e proteína insolúvel em detergente ácido (PIDA). Não foi observado efeito da adubação nitrogenada sobre as variáveis em nenhum dos anos de cultivo. As variáveis bromatológicas foram influenciadas pelos fatores ambientais. A cinética de degradação ruminal foi correspondente à composição bromatológica. No ano de 2013, foram observados valores superiores para as variáveis PB, MM, PIDA, CHOs e carboidratos não fibrosos, o que influenciou positivamente nos parâmetros da cinética de produção de gás in vitro, Vf 1 e k 2. A composição da cultivar em 2014 tendeu a maiores teores de aFDNmo, lignina e carboidratos totais e a valores superiores para os parâmetros Vf 2 e L. O parâmetro k 1 não foi significativo nos períodos avaliados. Em 2014 o valor nutritivo foi negativamente influenciado pelo atraso na semeadura e pela soma de períodos de restrição hídrica combinados com a elevação da temperatura.(AU)


Doses of Nitrogen were evaluated: 0, 60, 120 and 240kg ha-1 on the chemical composition and rumen degradation kinetics of white oats obtained from two consecutive years (2013-2014). For nutritional characterization the following parameters were analyzed: dry matter; ash, crude protein, ethereal extract, neutral detergent fiber, lignin, soluble carbohydrates and insoluble acid detergent protein. No effect of nitrogen fertilization was observed on the variables analyzed in any of the growing years. The nutritional variables were influenced by environmental factors that occurred in the respective experimental periods and the parameters of ruminal degradation kinetics corresponded to the effects in these compounds. In year 2013, higher values were observed for the variables crude protein, ash, insoluble acid detergent protein, soluble CHO and no fibrous carbohydrates, resulting in higher values also for the in vitro gas production kinetics, Vf1 and k2. Nutritional contents in 2014 tended to higher levels of NDF, lignin and total carbohydrates, and higher values for the parameters Vf2 and L. The parameter k1 was not significant in any of the experimental periods evaluated. In 2014 the forage has its nutritive value negatively influenced by the delay in sowing and the periods of water restriction combined with higher temperatures.(AU)


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Rumen/metabolism , Dietary Carbohydrates/metabolism , Avena/chemistry , Nitrogen , In Vitro Techniques , Kinetics
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 44: 47-57, Mar. 2020. tab, ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1087699

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BACKGROUND: The determination of kinetic parameters and the development of mathematical models are of great interest to predict the growth of microalgae, the consumption of substrate and the design of photobioreactors focused on CO2 capture. However, most of the models in the literature have been developed for CO2 concentrations below 10%. RESULTS: A nonaxenic microalgal consortium was isolated from landfill leachate in order to study its kinetic behavior using a dynamic model. The model considered the CO2 mass transfer from the gas phase to the liquid phase and the effect of light intensity, assimilated nitrogen concentration, ammonium concentration and nitrate concentration. The proposed mathematical model was adjusted with 13 kinetic parameters and validated with a good fit obtained between experimental and simulated data. CONCLUSIONS: Good results were obtained, demonstrating the robustness of the proposed model. The assumption in the model of DIC inhibition in the ammonium and nitrate uptakes was correct, so this aspect should be considered when evaluating the kinetics with microalgae with high inlet CO2 concentrations.


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Carbon Dioxide/analysis , Microalgae/radiation effects , Microalgae/physiology , Kinetics , Weirs , Photons , Microalgae/isolation & purification , Microalgae/growth & development , Photobioreactors , Waste Water , Models, Biological , Nitrates , Nitrogen
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-810954

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As of February 2020, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak started in China in December 2019 has been spreading in many countries in the world. With the numbers of confirmed cases are increasing, information on the epidemiologic investigation and clinical manifestation have been accumulated. However, data on viral load kinetics in confirmed cases are lacking. Here, we present the viral load kinetics of the first two confirmed patients with mild to moderate illnesses in Korea in whom distinct viral load kinetics are shown. This report suggests that viral load kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 may be different from that of previously reported other coronavirus infections such as SARS-CoV.


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China , Coronavirus , Coronavirus Infections , Humans , Kinetics , Korea , SARS Virus , Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome , Viral Load
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-786078

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Like other bodily materials, lipids such as plasma triacylglycerol, cholesterols, and free fatty acids are in a dynamic state of constant turnover (i.e., synthesis, breakdown, oxidation, and/or conversion to other compounds) as essential processes for achieving dynamic homeostasis in the body. However, dysregulation of lipid turnover can lead to clinical conditions such as obesity, fatty liver disease, and dyslipidemia. Assessment of “snap-shot” information on lipid metabolism (e.g., tissue contents of lipids, abundance of mRNA and protein and/or signaling molecules) are often used in clinical and research settings, and can help to understand one's health and disease status. However, such “snapshots” do not provide critical information on dynamic nature of lipid metabolism, and therefore may miss “true” origin of the dysregulation implicated in related diseases. In this regard, stable isotope tracer methodology can provide the in vivo kinetic information of lipid metabolism. Combining with “static” information, knowledge of lipid kinetics can enable the acquisition of in depth understanding of lipid metabolism in relation to various health and disease status. This in turn facilitates the development of effective therapeutic approaches (e.g., exercise, nutrition, and/or drugs). In this review we will discuss 1) the importance of obtaining kinetic information for a better understanding of lipid metabolism, 2) basic principles of stable isotope tracer methodologies that enable exploration of “lipid kinetics” in vivo, and 3) quantification of some aspects of lipid kinetics in vivo with numerical examples.


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Cholesterol , Dyslipidemias , Fatty Acids, Nonesterified , Fatty Liver , Homeostasis , Kinetics , Lipid Metabolism , Mass Spectrometry , Obesity , Plasma , RNA, Messenger , Triglycerides
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878836

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To investigate the effect of baicalin extracted from Qinbai Qingfei Concentrated Pills on the expressions of TGF-β1, mmp2 and timp2 in mice with pulmonary fibrosis induced by bleomycin. The Biacore technique was used to detect the specific binding between Qinbai Qingfei Concentrated Pills and TGF-β1, and the affinity components were enriched, regenerated and recovered by Biacore fishing. Then ultra-performance liquid chromatography and quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry(UPLC-Q-TOF-MS) were used to determine whether the monomer was baicalin. Biacore was used to verify the affinity kinetics of baicalin, which was validated by pharmacodynamics in vivo. Totally 30 BALB/C mice were randomly divided into three groups: baicalin group, blank group and model group. The blank group was given sodium chloride injection(0.08 mL·kg~(-1)), while the model group and the baicalin group were injected with 4 mg·kg~(-1) bleomycin. The localization of TGF-β1, mmp2 and timp2 protein in the cells and the mRNA expressions of TGF-β1, mmp2 and timp2 were detected by RT-PCR 14 days later. The results of Biacore affinity analysis showed that the peak of binding response between Qinbai Qingfei Concentrated Pills and TGF-β1 protein reached 1 524.0 RU, with specific binding. The affinity constant K_D of baicalin and TGF-β1 was 1.620 06 μmol·L~(-1), which was determined by SPR kinetic analysis, suggesting a stable binding between baicalin and TGF-β1, which verified the results of angulation. The results of immunohistochemistry showed that the deposition of cellulose in baicalin group was significantly less than that in model group, the mRNA expressions of TGF-β1, mmp2 and timp2 were decreased in baicalin solution compared with the model group. Baicalin combined with TGF-β1 could inhibit the expressions of mmp2 and timp2 and delay the progress of pulmonary fibrosis.


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Animals , Flavonoids , Kinetics , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Pulmonary Fibrosis , Transforming Growth Factor beta1
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