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Metabolic effects

Increased gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis in the liver Increased insulin secretion Fat metabolism Increased fat mobilisation and lipolysis Increased fat oxidation Increased oxygen consumption in all cells except brain, anterior pituitary, spleen and testes calorigenic action, increasing the basal metabolic rate. This is achieved by stimulation of synthesis of the cell membrane Na+ K+-ATPase system. CNS maturation in utero and in early infancy.

Dietary Guidance For Complex Carbohydrates

The effect of carbohydrate on energy metabolism as measured by long-term feeding experiments in small numbers of human subjects. Obviously, these are all important issues when considering the metabolic effects of carbohydrates. But such experiments are costly and dietary recommendations will have to be made before all experiments on these topics have been conducted.

Caenorhabditis elegans

One example of the power of whole-genome functional screens for target identification using feeding libraries comes in the area of obesity research by using a live stain for fat droplets, Nile red, genes involved in storage and mobilization of fat reserves could be identified by RNAi.85 From a whole-genome feeding library, dsRNAs targeting approximately 300 genes exhibited a significant and specific fat deposition phenotype in this assay. Further testing of these dsRNA clones on mutants defective in known players of fat metabolism, such as the insulin and serotonin signaling pathways, allowed for pathway mapping of the targets and resulted in identification of potentially novel targets that affect fat regulation independently of the known pathways. This type of mixed approach, using genomics technologies to identify novel potential targets and using mutants derived from classical genetics studies to validate and characterize them, is extremely rapid and cost-effective in nematodes.

Prenutrition Labeling And Education Act Of 1990

This definition may result in some foods, such as coffee whiteners and ice cream, that contain large amounts of low conversion (low dextrose equivalent) corn sweeteners, being classified as sources of complex carbohydrates. These low molecular weight carbohydrates may have nutritional or metabolic effects different from those of commonly recognized complex carbohydrates. Thus, it may be misleading to consumers if these foods are labeled as containing complex carbohydrate.

Analytical techniques

Size, which is referred to by both Barton (Chapter 7) and Lee (Chapter 5) is a case in point. It proposes that brain size depends on maternal investment during gestation, as measured by a combination of the mother's basal metabolic rate and gestation length. Increase in either variable would increase maternal investment, and so their combined effects must be investigated to test the hypothesis fully.

Biomarker Approaches in the Discovery of Early Markers of Drug Toxicity

Some examples of toxicity biomarker discovery efforts are worth noting as cases in point. An early gene expression profiling effort in toxicology applied oligonucleotide microarrays in a rat study of a panel of well-studied compounds and led to identification of response profiles of drug metabolism, metabolic effect, and stress response genes some of these were previously characterized or otherwise verified by qRT-PCR.76 In an interesting twist of profiling for toxicant or drug metabolic response transcripts, a variant approach has been described as a means to select for potential targets that are specific to drug effect in a target tissue and not coincidentally up- or downregulated as part of a drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) pharmacokinetic response pathway by restricting screening of transcripts to those that are not expressed in cells derived from ADME-related tissues (liver, colon, and kidney), this may provide a means to more selective potential...

Extrapolation across Doses Routes of Exposure and Species

Species to Species PBPK modeling is a highly appropriate approach for species-to-species extrapolation because all mammals have the same compartment-scale circulatory anatomy, and much is known about the comparative dimensions of their blood flow rates, organ volumes, and clearances. In order to conduct such an extrapolation, estimates of physiological parameters, partition coefficients, and metabolic rate constants must be obtained for the species of interest 14 . Although several methods to obtain these parameters were described earlier, it is worth considering this issue in the context of species-to-species extrapolation. It has been observed that many anatomical and physiological variables can be empirically correlated to the body mass of a species 27,28 , and that the physiological function per unit of organ or body mass decreases as the size of the animal increases 29 . For those parameters used in the description of metabolism, the situation is generally much more complex. This...

Thyroid Hormone Transport

Abnormalities of the TH-binding proteins do not cause alterations in the metabolic state of the individual nor do they result in thyroid disease. Thus, abnormal concentrations of these binding proteins, due to changed synthesis, degradation or stability, result in maintaining normal free TH concentrations.

Description Medical Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism in which there is a discrepancy between the amount of insulin required by the body and the amount of insulin available. DM affects over 10 million persons in the United States, and more than 35,000 people die from it each year. DM is classified into several categories (Table 1).

The Martin maternal energy hypothesis

Assuming that the majority of growth from neonate brain mass to adult brain mass occurs during lactation - a model that fits most of the nonhuman primates (Martin, 1983) and may apply to humans when an average duration of lactation is four years (Dettwyler, 1995) - then the change in brain mass should be a function of maternal energy capacity via the mother's metabolic rate and body mass relations (Martin, 1996). A relationship between brain mass and maternal mass has been noted for a variety of taxa (Martin, 1981 Gittleman, 1994), with further effects of brain mass on other life history parameters (e.g. age at first reproduction Harvey et al., 1987) for primates.

Pentose phosphate pathway

The oxidative segment of the PPP converts glucose 6-phosphate to ribulose 5-phosphate. One CO2 and two NADPH+H+ are formed in the process. Depending on the metabolic state, the much more complex regenerative part of the pathway (see B) can convert some of the pentose phosphates back to hexose phosphates, or it can pass them on to glycol-ysis for breakdown. In most cells, less than 10 of glucose 6-phosphate is degraded via the pentose phosphate pathway.

Pharmacological Properties And Therapeutic Potential Of Coenzyme Q Analogs

Idebenone is currently administered to ameliorate cognitive status in patients with clinical history of stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and multiinfarct dementia.39-41 Idebenone has been reported to improve cerebral energy metabolism,39,42 to decrease excitotoxic neuronal degeneration,43 and to stimulate nerve growth factor synthesis.39,44 Idebenone also appears to minimize platelet formation of thromboxane45 as well as the toxicity of oxidized low density lipoprotein to endothelial cells.46 In so doing, idebenone inhibits platelet aggregation and contributes to the maintenance of vascular wall integrity and functions. The mechanism by which IDB exerts its pharmacological effects remains to be precisely defined, although it seems to be mainly related to its antioxidant activity, which is already appreciable at 2 pM, that is well in the range of idebenone plasma levels attainable in patients after oral supplementation.39

Biological insights from SGR theory Malleability of airway smooth muscle

Height of force development, smooth muscle can latch its contractile machinery, that is to say, down-regulate the rate of acto-myosin cycling, thereby leading to tone maintenance very economically in terms of energy metabolism (Hai and Murphy, 1989). To produce the same steady-state isometric force, for example, striated muscle hydrolyzes more ATP at a rate 300 times higher than does smooth muscle (Murphy, 1988).

Overview of Secondary Central Nervous System Injury

The key players and the complex interrelationships involved in the secondary cascade of events occurring during the first minutes, hours, and days after traumatic CNS injury are shown in Figure 1.1-5 Most of the players involved in ischemic and hemorrhagic CNS insults are the same as for traumatic injury. For TBI and SCI the most immediate event is mechanically induced depolarization and the consequent opening of voltage-dependent ion channels (i.e., Na +, K +, Ca2 +). Similarly, the onset of ischemia is quickly followed by loss of ionic homeostasis in the affected tissue. In the case of intracerebral hemorrhage or SAH, this loss of normal ion distribution is more insidious, requiring time for the secondary ischemic events to manifest themselves. The depolarization leads to massive release of a variety of neurotransmitters, including glutamate, which can cause the opening of glutamate-receptor-operated ion channels (e.g., NMDA and AMPA). The most important consequence of these rapidly...

An Alternative Explanation

One alternative hypothesis for the patterns shown in Tables 1-4 is that of mutation bias. For example, a greater mutational pressure favouring A against G in the mitochondrial genomes than in the nuclear genomes would result in a greater proportion of A-ending codons in the mitochondrial genes than in the nuclear genes. Martin (1995) has argued that organisms of high metabolic rate should experience higher mutation rate favouring A than organisms of low metabolic rate. It is much more difficult to distinguish THCU from the mutation hypothesis regarding the differences in codon usage among mammalian species of different metabolic rates (Tables 3-4). For example, although the proportion of A-ending codons is greater for mouse genes than for rat genes, the proportion of T-ending codons (Pt) also seems to be greater for the mouse genes than for the rat genes. This concurrent increase in both PA and PT in animals of higher metabolic rate (i.e., the mouse) is compatible with the mutation...

Alternate Sequential Pulse Or Pulsechase Labeling With Protocol Reuse Of Radioactively Labeled Medium

In some cases, incorporation of label into the glycoconjugate of interest may be inadequate, even under defined conditions with selectively deficient medium. In addition, prolonged exposure to deficient medium may result in alterations in synthesis of proteins or other macromolecules. In these situations, it may be desirable to expose a series of plates of cells sequentially to a small volume of medium containing a high concentration of label. This also conserves potentially expensive radiolabeled precursor. In this protocol, multiple sets of cell cultures are sequentially pulse-labeled. One set is incubated in labeling medium for the pulse period, then the labeling medium is removed and added to the next set. For a pulse experiment (designed to obtain a sizable quantity of material with a high level of incorporation), the cells are harvested at this point for a pulse-chase, a chase of nonradioactive complete medium is added to the first set of cultures. This process is repeated until...

Prevention of Mitochondrial Dysfunction

And disruption of synaptic homeostasis occur after TBI, implicating a pivotal role for mitochondrial dysfunction in the neuropathological sequalae that follow the mechanical trauma. This theory has been solidified by the demonstration that therapeutic intervention with the immunosuppressant, cyclosporine A (CsA) following experimental TBI reduces mitochondrial dysfunction and cortical damage, as well as cytoskeletal changes and axonal dysfunction.61-63 These neuroprotective effects of CsA result from the ability of the drug to bind to cyclophilin D, thus preventing binding of the latter to the adenine nucleotide translocator protein (ANT), blocking the interaction of ANT with the mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) pore. In the absence of cyclophilin D ANT binding to the MPT pore, the MPT pore cannot open and MPT cannot occur the mitochondrion is protected from a catastrophic loss of its membrane potential (DC) and metabolic failure and the neuronal energy metabolism (ATP...

Mitochondrial Disorders

When one considers the delicate balance of proapoptotic and antiapoptotic pathways in cells and the need in a complex organism and tissue for removal of cells that are not functioning properly or that are irreparably injured, one must almost ask whether all neurodegenerative disorders must not involve apoptotic mechanisms of cell death. The key questions remain those posed in the introduction whether in each particular model or neurodegenerative disease, the timing and number of cells involved are sufficient to consider apoptotic cell death a key element of the disease process. Loss of afferent or efferent connections with associated trophic growth factors or influence, loss of protective antiapoptotic genes, imbalance of signaling pathways, and serious compromise to the energy metabolism and membrane integrity of the cell can all be key signals for apoptotic cell death. Clearly, one of the most important signals for apoptotic cell death can be mitochondrial injury, Mitochondrial...

Substrates of methyltransferases

S-Methylation of thiol groups (Figure 10a) is documented for such drugs as 6-mercaptopurine (24, Figure 11) and captopril. More recently, it has been shown to be one of the major routes of human metabolism of the vasopeptidase inhibitor omapratilat (25, Figure 11).47 Other substrates are metabolites (mainly thiophenols) resulting from the S-C cleavage of (aromatic) glutathione and cysteine conjugates (see later). Once formed, such methylthio metabolites can be further processed to sulfoxides and sulfones before excretion (see 5.05 Principles of Drug Metabolism 1 Redox Reactions).

Endogenous toxins of plant origin

Low-molecular endogenous toxins of plant origin are products from the so-called secondary metabolism in plants. In phytochemistry, a distinction is made between primary and secondary metabolism. Primary metabolism includes processes involved in energy metabolism such as photosynthesis, growth, and reproduction. Macro- and micronutrients are products of primary metabolism. Secondary metabolism is more or less species-, genus-and family-dependent. Each plant contains a large variety of secondary metabolites that function as pigments, flavors, protecting agents, or otherwise. The number of identified secondary metabolites involved in plant-animal interactions is estimated at 18,000.

Mechanisms responsible for a prothrombotic state associated with diabetes

Decreased activity of anti-thrombotic factors in blood can potentiate thrombosis. Of note, concentrations in blood of protein C and activity of anti-thrombin are decreased in diabetic subjects (88-91), although not universally (75). Unlike changes in concentrations of prothrombotic factors, altered concentrations and activity of anti-thrombotic factors appear to be reflections of the metabolic state typical of diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, especially hyperglycemia. Thus, decreased anti-thrombotic activity has been associated with nonenzymatic glycation of anti-thrombin.

Mechanisms responsible for the overexpression of pai1 in diabetes

Increased expression of PAI-1 in diabetes is undoubtedly multifactorial. A direct effect of insulin on the expression of PAI-1 has been suggested by a positive correlation between the concentration of insulin and PAI-1 in vivo (93,94,96,100-103,106). Triglycerides and their constituents (fatty acids) appear to contribute to the overexpression of PAI-1 in view of the fact that both insulin and triglycerides independently increase expression of PAI-1 by human hepatoma cells in vitro (105,107-109). Liver steatosis is another determinant of elevated concentrations of PAI-1, perhaps indicative of the response of both to derangements in the tumor necrosis factor signaling pathway (110). Insulin and triglycerides exert a synergistic increase in accumulation of PAI-1 in conditioned media when both are present in pathophysiological concentrations (105). Analogous results are obtained with insulin in combination with very low-density lipoprotein-triglyceride, emulsified triglycerides, or...

Sequential Pulse Or Pulsechase Labeling With Reuse Of Radioactively Labeled Medium

In some cases, incorporation of label into the glycoconjugate of interest may be inadequate, even under defined conditions with selectively deficient medium. In addition, prolonged exposure to deficient medium may result in alterations in synthesis of proteins or other macromolecules. In these situations, it may be desirable to expose a series of plates of cells sequentially to a small volume of medium containing a high concentration of label. This also conserves expensive radiolabeled precursor. In this protocol, multiple sets of cell cultures are sequentially pulse-labeled. One set is incubated in labeling medium for the pulse period, then the labeling medium is removed and added to the next set. For a pulse experiment (designed to obtain a sizable quantity of material with a high level of incorporation), the cells are harvested at this point for a pulse-chase, a chase of nonradioactive complete medium is added to the first set of cultures. This process is repeated until all cells...

Adaptive variation in brain size

Tend to have lower metabolic rates (Martin, 1996), shorter gestations, a different type of placentation and smaller neonates (Martin, 1990), and tend to be more nocturnal and live in smaller groups (Smuts et al., 1987 Kappeler and Heymann, 1996). Interspecific analysis of any of these variables with brain size would risk finding a spurious correlation as a result of the overall grade differences between the two suborders. The word 'spurious' is used here to mean a correlation that does not reflect a general adaptive association. In order to infer that two traits have such an association, it is necessary (though not sufficient) to show that they exhibit correlated evolution that is, they can be shown to have covaried in a consistent way across multiple evolutionary events. As an example, an interspecific analysis of relative brain size and activity timing (diurnal versus nocturnal habits) in primates shows a statistically significant difference with the effects of body weight...

Life histories maternal energetics and brain size

Perhaps differences in brain size reflect overall life history strategies or biological constraints (Sacher, 1959 Hofman, 1984 Shea, 1987 Harvey et al., 1987 Parker, 1990 Allman, McLaughlin and Hakeem, 1993 Martin, 1996), rather than ecologically related neural specialisation. One suggestion has been that brain size is linked to life span (Sacher, 1959 Hofman, 1984 Allman et al., 1993 see also Harvey and Read (1988) for a discussion). Sacher (1959) found that brain size and life span were more strongly correlated than either were with body size. Similarly, Allman et al. (1993) found that primate life spans and brain sizes were positively correlated even after the effects of body weight had been removed from each. Harvey et al. (1987) suggested that brain size is more directly related to age at maturity than to life span, because age at maturity reflects the amount of postnatal brain development and learning during the juvenile phase (see also Joffe, 1997). Others have suggested that...

Protein Function Prediction

Motif and domain databases are complemented by supervised learning methods, primarily based on neural networks. They are able to predict many aspects of protein function for example, cellular localization (through the analysis of signal peptides and the prediction of transmembrane helices) and posttranslational modification features (glycosylation and phosphorylation sites). The Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, maintains a server that offers many such methods, and integrates them in the ProFun method. This method classifies proteins according to their predicted function (e.g., enzyme class or participation in a biological process such as amino acid biosynthesis or energy metabolism). The overall functional prediction is made on the basis of a large number of methods analyzing or predicting features of the protein that can be derived directly from the sequence, simple ones that can be computed directly (e.g., sequence length,...

Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Because significant cardiovascular disease often accompanies hypothyroidism, the patient is at risk for cardiac complications if the metabolic rate is increased too quickly. Therefore, the patient needs to be monitored for cardiovascular compromise (palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate) during early thyroid therapy. The diet for the hypothyroid patient is generally low in calories, high in fiber, and high in protein. As the metabolic rate rises, the caloric content can be increased. The patient's intolerance to cold may extend to cold foods, making meal planning more difficult.

Traditional Qualitative Views

McGarry & Foster5'6 established that octanoate, a medium-chain fatty acid, was oxidized independently of metabolic state, whereas, the oxidation rate of long-chain fatty acids was a function of metabolic status (e.g. fed, fasted, diabetic). Since octanoate bypasses CPT I these authors concluded that this enzyme was a prime candidate for control of oxidative fluxes, including ketogenesis, from long-chain fatty acids. This conclusion was supported by apparent correlations in changes of substrate supply, hormones and in development with parallel changes in ketogenesis and the activity and expression of CPT I.

Resistance Mechanisms

Pyrethrin Metabolism

Metabolic resistance Studies have included both in vivo work on whole insects or their tissues and in vitro studies with isolated enzymes. In resistant populations of many insect species, the mechanisms are most frequently due to both enhanced esterase and cyto-chrome P450 levels, so that dissection of the proportions of the different mechanisms is difficult. However, evidence that resistance ratios are reduced or abolished in the presence of reliably specific inhibitors such as organophosphates (Gunning et al., 1999 Corbel et al., 2003) can be taken as a good indication that enhanced esterase levels are responsible for metabolic resistance. Model substrates When managing insecticide resistance, it is important that resistant alleles can be detected at low frequency in populations. Data from bioassays will only detect a quite high proportion of individuals with reduced sensitivity in the population. Consequently, it is useful to design biochemical or DNA...

Relationship Approaches to Absorption Distribution Metabolism and Excretion Predictions

The relevance of these studies lies in the major role of CYP enzymes in human metabolism understanding the basis of their activity is important to determine their role and predict effects on new substrates.108'109 Extensive analyses have been performed on CYP2B6 substrates using two 3D-QSAR approaches, namely WHIM and pharmacophore mapping.110 Both methods suggest the crucial relevance of three hydrophobic regions and one HBA, located at defined distances (Figure 8). These results are in agreement with classic QSAR studies that correlated binding affinities to CYP2B6 with log P and hydrogen-bonding descriptors.111 It is interesting to observe that both 3D-QSAR methods, even if conceptually different, yielded very similar results, suggesting some degree of mutual validation, although both methods failed to predict molecules not included in the training set. Docking analyses on homology-modeled CYP2B6 revealed that its binding site consists of three well-defined...

Effects of Estrogen on Risk Factors for Diabetes

These data are encouraging and suggest important metabolic effects of hormone therapy. However, the results of this posthoc analysis of the HERS study are not definitive and require confirmation in a formal clinical trial. The authors do not recommend the use of HRT for diabetes prevention but encourage further study of the issue.

Acute 3GPA administration

Chronic administration of 3-GPA appears to create a number of technical problems, including conflicting results from different groups, and possible adaptive and pathological responses that may or may not be directly related to the depletion of Cr and PCr. Comparisons between studies are also complicated as there are differences in both the diet and the age of the animals under investigation. To investigate the effects of PCr depletion without the adaptation and pathology, Unitt et al. (1993) investigated the acute effects of 3-GPA perfusion and its phosphorylation on the energy metabolism and function of isolated rat heart. The administration of 150 mm 3-GPA led to the accumulation of 3-GPA-P, which was accompanied by a 30 decrease in PCr. This was concomitant with acute energetic changes. It remains to be determined if these changes are related to the pathological and adaptive changes seen in the chronically fed animals.

Carcharias megalodon See Megatooth shark

This entry could end here, given some witty coda, but won't, as there is more to fish tails than their giving a finish to their owner. Rather, I will use this opportunity to mention that caudal fins can be used to infer the metabolic rate of their owners. Thus, the spoon-shaped, broad caudal fins of, for example, *dragonets (Fig. 9) indicate low metabolic rates, whereas more open, forked tails such as in *jacks (Fig. 18) and

Nongenomic Actions Extranuclear Actions

Information on tissue-specific uptake of the compound. One of the initial compounds was investigated in mice, who subsequently had lower serum cholesterol levels without cardiotoxicity. Recently, several other TH analogs have been described that have compared to TRa. Since thyroid hormone receptors in the liver, isoform-selective affinity for TRp is approximately 90 TRp, and in the heart mostly TRa, these isoform-selective compounds may serve as novel agents to lower serum cholesterol with minimal cardiotoxicity. Recently, KB141 was shown to be a potential treatment for obesity by decreasing body weight via stimulation of metabolic rate and oxygen consumption.

Host Plant Induction and Pesticides

Increased levels of transcripts for one or more P450 genes in insecticide-resistant strains has now been reported in many cases (see Table 5). This suggests that overexpression of one or more P450 genes is a common phenomenon of metabolic resistance but does not by itself establish a causal relationship with resistance. In some cases, the increased mRNA levels have been related to increased transcription (Liu and Scott, 1998), or increased protein levels (Liu and Scott, 1998 Sabourault etal., 2001). Genetic linkage between increased mRNA or protein levels for a particular P450 and resistance has been obtained to the chromosome level (CYP6A1, Cyp6a2, Cyp6a8, CYP6D1, CYP9A1, CYP12A1 Carino et al., 1994 Liu and Scott, 1996 Rose et al., 1997 Guzov et al., 1998 Maitra et al., 2000), and closer to marker genes (Cyp6g1, CYP6A1 Daborn

P450mediated resistance evolution

Resistance-conferring mutations in insecticide target sites (Rdl, AchE, sodium channel) have a remarkable pattern of orthology in widely divergent species. The hypothesis that a few paralogous, perhaps orthologous P450 genes would repeatedly be found to be responsible for metabolic resistance in various insect species has not been confirmed, beyond the single example of Cyp6g1 in D. melanogaster and D. simulans (that are only 2.5 million years apart). Furthermore, when resistance due to constitutive overexpression of a P450 is caused by a mutation is trans, the effect can be pleiotropic with more than one P450 gene from more than one family being overexpressed (e.g., CYP12A1 and CYP6A1). In Diptera as well as in Lepidoptera, members of the CYP4 family also appear to be involved in resistance, and there is evidence for involvement of CYP9 genes in the latter (Rose et al.,

Male and female energetic constraints

Male primates are often larger than female primates. Large differences in body size have significant energetic consequences. While metabolic rate increases with body size as around body weight0'75, commonly the rate of food intake may increase less rapidly with body weight (Clutton-Brock, 1994). Furthermore, heavier bodied animls are further constrained by their greater weight and size and are thus less able to exploit certain areas of food patches such as the outer branches of fruiting trees (Doran, 1993a, 1993b). Conversely, weaker, smaller animals are less able to exploit resources that require greater strength for their processing such as the stripping of bark. Smaller animals are also more likely to be displaced at food sources by larger ones (Wheatley, 1982).

Doseresponse assessment

Dose-response evaluation generally requires two extrapolations one for species differences in body size, lifespan, and basal metabolic rate, and one for differences in doses between animal experiments (high doses) and human studies (lower doses to which humans are likely to be exposed). The dose-response assessment should describe and justify the methods of extrapolation used to predict incidence and should characterize the statistical and biological uncertainties in these methods.

In Vitro Screens for Clearance

The metabolic stability of compounds can be assayed in a high-throughput or semi-high-throughput screening system using recombinant enzymes, human liver microsomes, or human hepatocytes.8 The use of mass spectrometry provides near-universal detectors for many of these in vitro systems, and separation systems are continually evolving to allow more and more direct introduction of sample. The choice of reagent governs the breadth of metabolic processes examined. The recombinant enzyme, normally CYP3A4, obviously only studies reactions performed by that enzyme. However some 60-70 of all drugs are cleared predominantly by CYP3A4, so screening against this isoenzyme will provide useful SAR. Microsomal systems with the appropriate cofactors provide a comprehensive screening reagent for oxidative metabolism by the liver. The cytosolic oxidation systems are absent such as aldehyde oxidase but these generally play a minor role. In most cases, screening is run using the microsomes fortified with...

Limitations on What Can Be Achieved

A key difficulty with adaptive models is that the prediction is limited to in vitro properties few compounds will progress to in vivo testing, and even fewer will be advanced to the clinic. In vitro tests are very good at predicting the extremes of the ranges of compound properties, particularly the positive end (the term 'positive' refers to the test and not the potential of the compound). Thus, high Caco-2 flux will invariably mean good absorption. Likewise, very fast metabolism by human liver microsomes or hepatocytes will lead to low bioavailability and high clearance. When the results move from the extremes, the systems are less predictive about eventual in vivo performance. This uncertainty has led to the 'binning approach,' where the ranges of the assay are divided into three or four segments. This limitation of the in vitro tests invariably means a compounded error in predicting in vivo performance by in silico methods. An example of this is provided by Shen et al.26 The...

Pharmacokinetic Modeling

Although this model provides predictive quantitative data based mainly on physicochemical and pharmacokinetic parameters, other aspects of the percutaneous absorption process are more difficult to predict. Of most concern is the potential for metabolic degradation of the drug, but only limited data are available on quantitative aspects of cutaneous metabolism. Modeling is possible, by estimating metabolic rate constants and varying the possible residence time of the drug in the skin. More lipophilic drugs, which have a relatively long residence time in the skin, will be more exposed to cutaneous metabolic enzymes and be less bioavailable than their hydrophilic counterparts.

Critical Parameters and Troubleshooting

A plausible explanation for minor discrepancies is that the majority of the population of M. tuberculosis was not in the exponential growth phase when tested by flow cytometry. Hydrolysis of FDA is affected by the metabolic state or activity of the M. tuberculosis cells. This may be especially true when an inoculum is scraped from solid medium for susceptibility testing (the most common case). Generally, the central portion of the colony has the lowest viability. Therefore, efforts should be made to use M. tuberculosis cells grown in broth for

Resistance 5261 Insects

Cross-resistance between abamectin and pyre-throids has been reported for field strains of house-flies (Scott, 1989 Geden et al., 1990). Abro et al. (1988) proposed that there was a low level of cross resistance to abamectin in a field strain of diamondback moth that was highly resistant to DDT, mala-thion, and cypermethrin when assessed in a topical assay. However, the same population was equally susceptible to abamectin as the baseline colony in an ingestion bioassay. Roush and Wright (1986) found no evidence of cross-resistance to avermectins in houseflies resistant to diazinon, dieldrin, DDT, or permethrin, and Parella (1983) reported no cross-resistance to avermectins in a pyrethroid-resistant agromyzid fly. Campanhola and Plapp (1989) determined that there was no cross-resistance to abamec-tin in pyrethroid-resistant tobacco budworm, where both target site resistance and metabolic resistance to pyrethroids were present. Similarly, Cochran (1990) concluded that...

Cytotoxic Edema in Status Epilepticus

Cytotoxic Edema

Cytotoxic edema following status epilepticus can be at least partially reversible 22 , as compared to cerebral ischemia, where these changes are usually irreversible. In cerebral ischemia, a significant compromise of blood supply leads to irreversible failure of energy metabolism. In sustained seizures, there is an increased cerebral metabolism with an increase in cerebral blood flow. This will maintain the energy state of the neuron provided there is sufficient oxygen supply.

RCH2NR2R3 O2 H2O rcho hnr2r3 H2O2

(MPTP) is an interesting example of metabolism-related selective toxicity. It is toxified via the intermediate 1-methyl-4-phenyl-2,3-dihydropyridinium salt (MPDP +) to the 1-methyl-4-phenyl pyridinium salt (MPP+). MPP+ is taken up by a high-affinity reuptake system specifically localized in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons and blocks their mitochondrial energy metabolism. This leads to death of these neurons, which causes Parkinson's disease. Within the neurons only MAO can metabolize MPTP, while in other tissues CYP- and FMO-catalyzed detoxification reactions compete with MAO for the substrate. This combination of selective uptake into cells possessing a selective pattern of drug-metabolizing enzymes causes the selective neurotoxicity. MPTP is an experimental chemical. Related compounds such as beta-carboline or tetrahydroisoquinoline are present at low concentrations in food. Whether they behave in a similar way to MPTP and therefore are neurotoxicologically important by...

Coq As A Cardioprotective Drug

Myocardial protection by exogenous CoQ was first reported by Nayler.16 She demonstrated that rat hearts pretreated with CoQ had significantly less depletion of ATP and less severe ultrastructural changes compared to controls after postischemic reperfusion. Since then, numerous animal studies have been performed using CoQ as a cardioprotectant and most of them have proven that exogenous CoQ is useful in myocardial protection. The beneficial effects of CoQ on myocardial energy metabolism have been most convincingly demonstrated in global ischemia models. CoQ treatment was capable of increasing myocardial high energy phosphate compounds following reperfusion 17,18 and improving left ventricular function.19 Animal studies of acute myocardual infarction also have shown improvement of left ventricular function and inhibition of ultrastructural deterioration after acute occlusion of coronary arteries by preischemic intravenous administration of CoQ in rats and dogs.20,21 However, it has been...

Resistance Mechanism for Resistance and Resistance Potential

As documented by Moffit et al. (1988) and Sau-phanor et al. (1998), the codling moth C. pomonella shows very high levels of resistance to diflubenzuron in the USA and France. In southern France, failure in C. pomonella control was observed for several years, revealing a 370-fold resistance for difluben-zuron and cross-resistance with two other BPUs, teflubenzuron (7-fold) and triflumuron (102-fold), as well as to the ecdysone agonist, tebufenozide (26fold) (Sauphanor and Bouvier, 1995). Interestingly, resistance to diflubenzuron was linked to cross-resistance to deltamethrin. In both cases, enhanced mixed-function oxidase and GST activities are involved in resistance, rather than target site modification. In addition, a fitness cost described in both resistant strains was mainly associated with metabolic resistance (Boivin et al., 2001). Finally, a lack of relationship between ovicidal and larvicidal resistance for diflubenzuron in C. pomonella may be due to different transport...

Pharmacological treatments of OSA risk factors and morbidities

Orlistat alters fat metabolism by inhibiting pancreatic lipases with consequent increased fecal fat excretion. Long-term trials confirm orlistat's ability to promote approximately 10 weight loss 120,121 , and to help prevent weight regain 122 . Main side effects are discomforting gastrointestinal symptoms such as excessive borborygmi, cramps, flatus, etc. Orlistat also may produce an improvement in lipid profile unexplained by the degree of weight loss 123 . It is FDA approved for long-term use.

Inuit berry pickers between 1900 and ca 1930 Library of Congress Prints Photographs Division

The earliest primates, being small, most probably had a predominately insectivorous diet. Small mammals lose body heat more quickly than larger creatures, so they need a mainly carnivorous diet in order to maintain the higher metabolic rate required to compensate for this heat loss. Plant foods generally take longer to digest. Thus a mainly plant-based diet was only possible for primates who evolved to a size that limited their heat loss and thus reduced their metabolic rate.

Postprandial Glucose Response

The metabolic response to starchy foods (cereals, legumes) and to foods containing low-molecular-weight carbohydrates (apple, orange, carrot) (31-40). Food structure is so important that the use of products with ''as fed'' food structure has been recommended when measuring their glycemic index by en-zymic digestion to ensure a realistic result. Food structure must not be destroyed more than it would be by chewing (28).

Table 12 Subacute or chronic toxicology studies required to support human clinical testing of orally administered drugs

Hand Arm Vibration Chart

To accelerate the entry of new drugs into clinical trials, as well as to select the best lead for advancement, microdosing or Phase 0 studies have been devised to determine human metabolism data on very small quantities of material. Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) has been used to provide pharmacokinetic data, and positron emission tomography (PET) has been used to generate pharmacodynamics information.121

Resistance to Pyrethroids in the Field

The use of a ''softer'' insecticide (endosulfan) in the early season was deliberate to minimize disruption of beneficial parasitoids and predators and to avoid a potential upsurge of secondary pests such as mites, aphids, and whiteflies, which were not controlled by the pyrethroids available at the time. Examples of nonchemical countermeasures incorporated in the strategy to reduce selection pressure included the use of early-maturing crops, avoiding early-growing crops (e.g., maize) in adjacent fields, which may act as early-season nurseries for resistant H. armigera, and utilization of host plants in refugia to maintain a large pool of susceptible individuals, which would continually dilute the resistant population in the crop. Resistance was monitored on a weekly basis using a discriminating dose of fenvalerate with and without the synergist PBO. Later monitoring showed a rise in metabolic resistance attributed to MFOs and this resulted in the inclusion of PBO in the last of the...

Sleep traits

The phylogenetic context of mammalian sleep traits is well documented, and raises many interesting questions concerning the relationship between ecology, social behaviour, life history and physiology. For example, studies on mammals have shown that metabolic rate and body size account for much interspecies variability in sleep quotas (Zepelin, 1994 Berger and Phillips, 1995), and that precociality is positively correlated with paradoxical sleep levels (Elgar, Pagel and Harvey, 1988). This example does not attempt to recreate these studies, but simply to demonstrate a cladistic interpretation of some of this information for primates.

Thyroid Drugs

Levothyroxine sodium Action Kinetics The thyroid manufactures two active hormones thy-roxine and triiodothyronine, both of which contain iodine. These thyroid hormones are released into the bloodstream, where they are bound to protein. Synthetic derivatives include liothyronine (T3), levothyro-nine (T4), and liotrix (a 4 1 mixture of T4 and T3). The thyroid hormones regulate growth by controlling protein synthesis and regulating energy metabolism by increasing the resting or basal metabolic rate. This results in increases in respiratory rate body temperature CO oxygen consumption HR blood volume enzyme system activity rate of fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism and growth and maturation. Excess thyroid hormone causes a decrease in TSH, and a lack of thyroid hormone causes an increase in the production and secretion of TSH. Normally, the ratio of T4 to T3 released from the thyroid gland is 20 1 with about 35 of T4 being converted in the periphery (e.g., kidney, liver) to T3. Uses...

Concluding Remarks

This is hardly surprising since ischaemia will necessarily result in a marked reduction of the level of major substrates for energy metabolism throughout the ischaemia area. But it is also clear that there are differences in either or both the rate and degree of response by different cells.


In each neurodegenerative disease, there is selective neuronal vulnerability such that the primary neuronal population affected differs. Common factors that are potential mediators of the disease process include increased oxidative burden (reactive oxygen species) impaired energy metabolism lysosomal dysfunction protein aggregation inclusion-body formation inflammation excitoxicity necrosis and or apoptosis. Since many of these features underlie multiple CNS disease states, new chemical entities (NCEs) targeting these mechanisms may have general utility. As evidence of this, evaluation of antioxidants, antiinflammatory agents, glutamate receptor antagonists, and antiapoptotic agents for effects on neuronal survival has been conducted in animal models of neurodegeneration with some having been clinically evaluated in multiple neurodegenerative disease states (e.g., minocycline, riluzole).

And Atherosclerosis

In patients with DM, and thus in patients with well-defined increased risk for cardiovascular events (12). Fibrates are used to treat patients with increased triglycerides and low HDL, a profile with increased cardiovascular risk often seen among patients with insulin resistance if not frank diabetes (18). Theoretically, PPAR agonists could have vascular benefits based on their various metabolic effects improving insulin sensitivity, lowering glucose, and raising HDL. An alternative but not mutually exclusive hypothesis would be that if PPARs are expressed in vascular and inflammatory cells, then PPAR agonists could have direct effects that might influence atherosclerosis (4). Indeed, this issue has become an area of considerable interest. All PPAR isoforms are now known to be expressed in endothelial cells (ECs), vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and monocytes macrophages and T-lymphocytes (28,29). An increasing amount of data continues to identify various PPAR-regulated target...


Enzyme Regulation Stomach

The skin is the largest organ of the body, accounting for more than 10 of body mass, and the one that enables the body to interact most intimately with its environment. Figure 1 shows a diagrammatic illustration of the skin. In essence, the skin consists of four layers the stratum corneum (nonviable epidermis), the remaining layers of the epidermis (viable epidermis), dermis, and subcutaneous tissues. There are also several associated appendages hair follicles, sweat ducts, apocrine glands, and nails. Many of the functions of the skin can be classified as essential to survival of the body bulk of mammals and humans in a relatively hostile environment. In a general context, these functions may be classified as protective, maintaining homeostasis, or sensing. The importance of the protective and homeostatic role of the skin is illustrated in one context by its barrier property. This allows the survival of humans in an environment of variable temperature water content (humidity and...

Spinal Cord Injury

Interest in the LP hypothesis of secondary SCI evolved during parallel investigations of the effects of high-dose MP (15-90 mg kg 1 i.v.) on spinal cord electrophysiology in the context of improving impulse conduction and recovery of function in the injured spinal cord.39 A similar high dose of MP, which enhanced spinal neuronal excitability and impulse transmission, was tested for its ability to inhibit posttraumatic spinal cord LP. In an initial study in cats, an i.v. bolus of MP inhibited posttraumatic LP in spinal cord tissue, but the doses required were much higher (30mgkg_ 1) than those previously hypothesized, or those empirically employed in the clinical treatment of acute CNS injury or tested in the NASCIS trial. Additional studies in cat SCI models showed that at a dose of 30 mgkg 1 MP not only prevented LP but, in parallel, inhibited posttraumatic spinal cord ischemia, supported aerobic energy metabolism (i.e., reduced lactate and improved ATP and energy charge), improved...


The results in this chapter indicate that this second hypothesis is too restrictive because some features of codon usage, such as the usage of A-ending codons, depend on factors that are not contained in the system of the three elements specified in that hypothesis. Specifically, our optimality model of the transcriptional process predicts that the pattern of synonymous codon usage should depend on the relative concentration of nucleotides in the cellular medium. This is consistent with the findings that the mitochondrial genome has a greater proportion of A-ending codons than the nuclear genome and that the nuclear genome in organisms with a high metabolic rate has a greater proportion of A-ending codons than the nuclear genome in organisms with a low metabolic rate. Thus, a more complete theory of the evolution of codon usage should consider the relative availability of ribonucleotides in the cellular matrix.


When smokers, adolescents as well as adults, stop smoking, they may experience nicotine withdrawal as defined by DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). About 50 of adults who attempt to stop smoking will meet DSM-IV criteria for nicotine dependence (American Psychiatric Association, 1996), and young smokers show signs of addiction within several months of taking up the habit (DiFranza et al., 2002). Diagnostic criteria for nicotine withdrawal are presented in DSM-IV-TR. Associated features include craving, a desire for sweets, and impaired performance on tasks requiring vigilance (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Depression and difficulty sleeping are not uncommon. Associated laboratory findings include a slowing on elec-troencephalograph, decreases in catecholamine and cortisol levels, rapid eye movement (REM) changes, impairment on neuropsychological testing, and decreased metabolic rate (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Nicotine withdrawal also may be...

Brain allometry

Several authors have analysed brain to body size relationships in primates (e.g. Jerison, 1973 Martin, 1981). In theory, the slope of the best-fit line on a log-log plot of the two variables represents the rate at which brain size has to increase in order to maintain functional equivalence as body size increases. Early comparative analyses of mammals using individual species as data points gave slopes of around 0.67 (Jerison, 1973), whereas later studies put the slope at 0.75 (Martin, 1981). In each case, a fundamental biological reason for these slopes was suggested. The 0.67 slope suggested a connection with surface-to-volume ratios, because the surface area of a solid increases to the 2 3 power of its volume. The biological reason for this might be that numbers of sensory receptors and motor effectors must increase in direct proportion to the area of the body surfaces over which they are distributed. The more recently accepted 0.75 slope suggested a link with basal metabolic rate,...

Antifungal drugs

Viruses essentially consist of genetic material (nucleic acids, green strands in (A) and a capsular envelope made up of proteins (blue hexagons), often with a coat (gray ring) of a phospholipid (PL) bilayer with embedded proteins (small blue bars). They lack a metabolic system but depend on the infected cell for their growth and replication. Targeted therapeutic suppression of viral replication requires selective inhibition of those metabolic processes that specifically serve viral replication in infected cells. To date, this can be achieved only to a limited extent. Viral replication as exemplified by Herpes simplex viruses (A) (1) The viral particle attaches to the host cell membrane (adsorption) by linking its capsular glycoproteins to specific structures of the cell membrane. (2) The viral coat fuses with the plasmalemma of the host cell and the nucleocapsid (nucleic acid plus capsule) enters the cell interior (penetration). (3) The capsule opens ( uncoating ) near the nuclear...

Cerebral blood flow

The brain comprises 2 of the body mass and accounts for 15 of the resting metabolic rate. The cerebral blood flow comprises 15 of the total resting cardiac output. This is equal to 50-55ml 100g brain tissue per minute. Grey matter blood flow equals 70-80ml 100g per minute. White matter blood flow equals 15-20 ml 100 g per minute. Grey matter blood flow relative to white matter blood flow 3-4 1. A fall in cerebral blood flow to less than 10ml 100 g per minute is associated with irreversible neuronal damage secondary to failure of the Na-K ATPase pump mechanism.

Valdura Saks

The creatine kinase (CK) isoenzymes function, in vivo, coupled to intracellular structures (mitochondria, myofibrils and cellular membranes). They operate at equilibrium in the cytoplasm as part of the intracellular creatine phosphate (PCr) pathway, or phosphocreatine circuit for energy channelling (Saks et al., 1978, 1991a Bessman and Geiger, 1981 Bessman and Carpenter, 1985 Jacobus, 1985 Wallimen et al., 1992 Wegmann et al., 1992 Wyss et al., 1992 Aliev and Saks, 1993). Chapters 1,2 and 4 provided an introduction to the CK system. We will now see how compartmentalization of CK enzymes are involved in cardiac energy metabolism. Hansford, R.G. (1985). Relation between mitochondrial calcium transport and control of energy metabolism. Rev. Physiol. Biochem. Pharmacol. 102,2-72. Wyss, M., Smeitink, J., Wevers, R.A. and Wallimann, T. (1992). Mitochondrial creatine kinase a key enzyme of aerobic energy metabolism. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 1102,119-166.

Exercise at Altitude

The increased serum antioxidant potential at altitude may be caused by several factors, such as changes in plasma proteins, uric acid, etc. Also, the altered energy metabolism (enhanced metabolism of glycerol and free fatty acids) at altitude may be related to the increased antioxidant potential.43 The changed lipid metabolism in hypoxia may also have raised the concentration of lipid soluble antioxidants like alpha-tocopherol and ubiquinol-10, which are known to increase serum antioxidant potential.30 However, further studies are needed to give any special dietary advice on possible antioxidant supplementation (like lipid soluble alpha-tocopherol and coenzyme Q) during training and racing for longer periods at moderate or high altitude.


The amount of nutrition required by a person to live depends on body size, age, health, the environment, and degree of activity. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy required of an individual who is awake but at rest, to maintain cellular function at the lowest rate. For a 25-year-old male weighing 154 lbs, it is 1744 cal for a 132-lb, 25-year-old woman, 1281 cal. The number of calories required by a person increases with activity and health problems. Since we are discussing bedridden patients for the most part, we can ignore activity. In such patients, however, health problems are frequent. Stress caused by infections or decubitus ulcers can increase the caloric requirement by a factor of 1.2 to 1.6. For the 25-year-old male, the


Neuroimaging techniques have the potential to identify underlying neurological processes involved in disease progression (Tucker et al., 2004). Brain imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is often used to supplement clinical and neurological examinations for the diagnosis of HIV-1-associated cognitive impairments (Lawrence and Major, 2002 Thompson et al., 2005 Thurnher et al., 2005). These radiographic and functional imaging tests can delineate the structural and metabolic effects of HIV on the brain and differentiate them from those caused by other types of infectious diseases or cancerous lesions. CT, MRI, and DTI easily depict brain


Resistance to avermectins has been demonstrated in a number of arthropods. In most instances, although not clearly determined, resistance is apparently polygenic, develops relatively slowly, and tends to revert rapidly in the absence of selection pressure. Metabolic resistance mechanisms seem to be the most important in the arthropod systems studied to date, and in all these cases a number of biochemical and physiological mechanisms are implicated. Cross-resistance between macrocyclic lactones and other insecticide classes is similarly ill-defined however, it is apparent that there is little significant cross-resistance. The variations in responses of field strains resistant to other insecticide classes to avermectins may in some cases be due to enhanced metabolism resulting from previous exposure to other insecticides. A number of species have demonstrated wide inherent variation in response to avermectins without the influence of any predisposing factors. This natural variation in...

H524 E2

The crystal structure of the ERRa LBD in complex with a peptide from the PPAR gamma coactivator 1 alpha (PGC-1a) was recently reported, also bringing evidence of ligand-independent transcriptional activation by ERRa, since the LBD is in agonist conformation in the absence of ligand and the LBP is almost filled up with side chains.54 A recent study permitted the identification of a selective inverse agonist for ERRa, XCT790 (Figure 8).55 ERRa is a potential new target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic diseases. The NR coactivator PGC-1a has been identified as a key regulator of energy metabolism in the liver and in skeletal muscle through the control of genes involved in oxidative phosphorylation. PGC-1a stimulates ERRa expression and acts synergistically with ERRa to upregulate many of these genes. Thus ERRa ligands could restore oxidative phosphorylation, which is impaired in type 2 diabetes. Indeed, XCT790 was shown to regulate PGC-1a signaling,...

Site of Action

They induce repetitive firing (short bursts of less than 5 s duration) in axonal nerve preparation in the sensory nerves accompanied by occasional large bursts of action potential in the ganglia (Nakagawa et al., 1982 Narahashi, 2002 Soderlund et al., 2002). Repetitive firing has been correlated to hyperactivity and uncoordinated movements leading to rapid knockdown in insects. This is also thought to stimulate the neuro-secretory system causing an excessive release of diuretic hormones which eventually results in the disruption of the overall metabolic system in insects (Naumann, 1990 and references therein). The initial symptoms are manifested at very low concentrations (0.1-0.001 x LD50), it being estimated that less than 1 of the sodium channels need to be modified to induce repetitive firing (Song and Narahashi, 1996). In contrast, Type II pyrethroids, even at rather high concentrations, initially cause much less visible activity in insects, convulsions and...

What Is Cholesterol

The truth is we should be concerned with all the fatty substances in the blood serum, known as serum lipids, not just cholesterol. Serum lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, and little globules of fat known as chylomicrons. These substances play important roles in fat metabolism and also contribute to hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis), which is the major cause of coronary heart disease, strokes, and circulatory insufficiency of the legs. This insufficiency causes pain on walking


Carly, Golding, and Hall (1995) reviewed research of the biological factors that might account for differences in human intelligence and noted that the results of event-related potential (ERP) studies suggest that people with high IQ test scores show faster responses in some test conditions and might have less variability in their ERPs. This ERP data would suggest that high intelligence is related to faster neural conduction speed. Carly et al. also noted that functional imaging studies suggest that people with higher IQs have lower cerebral metabolic rates during mentally active conditions. This finding suggests that brighter people have more efficient brains. Carly et al., however, concluded that despite some well-replicated findings in the search for the biological basis of human

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