Aminoimidazole Carboxamide: An imidazole derivative which is a metabolite of the antineoplastic agents BIC and DIC. By itself, or as the ribonucleotide, it is used as a condensation agent in the preparation of nucleosides and nucleotides. Compounded with orotic acid, it is used to treat liver diseases.Glutamate Formimidoyltransferase: A PYRIDOXAL PHOSPHATE-containing enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a formyl group from L-GLUTAMATE to N-formimidoyl-L-glutamate and TETRAHYDROFOLATE. This enzyme may also catalyze formyl transfer from 5-formyltetrahydrofolate to L-GLUTAMATE. This enzyme was formerly categorized as EC Formyltransferase: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide to 5-formyl-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide in the purine de novo synthesis pathway. It requires the cofactor N(10)-FORMYLTETRAHYDROFOLATE as the formyl donor.Hydroxymethyl and Formyl Transferases: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of hydroxymethyl or formyl groups. EC 2.1.2.Ribonucleotides: Nucleotides in which the purine or pyrimidine base is combined with ribose. (Dorland, 28th ed)Carbon-Nitrogen Ligases: Enzymes that catalyze the joining of two molecules by the formation of a carbon-nitrogen bond. EC 6.3.Phosphoribosylglycinamide Formyltransferase: An enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a formyl group from N10-formyltetrahydrofolate to N1-(5-phospho-D-ribosyl)glycinamide to yield N2-formyl-N1-(5-phospho-D-ribosyl)glycinamide and tetrahydrofolate. It plays a role in the de novo purine biosynthetic pathway.Thiamine: 3-((4-Amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)methyl)-5-(2- hydroxyethyl)-4-methylthiazolium chloride.Carbon-Nitrogen Ligases with Glutamine as Amide-N-Donor: Enzymes that catalyze the joining of glutamine-derived ammonia and another molecule. The linkage is in the form of a carbon-nitrogen bond. EC 6.3.5.Agelas: A genus of large, brightly colored SPONGES in the family Agelasidae, possessing a skeleton of spongin fibers with a core of large spicules (megascleres).Purines: A series of heterocyclic compounds that are variously substituted in nature and are known also as purine bases. They include ADENINE and GUANINE, constituents of nucleic acids, as well as many alkaloids such as CAFFEINE and THEOPHYLLINE. Uric acid is the metabolic end product of purine metabolism.Imidazoles: Compounds containing 1,3-diazole, a five membered aromatic ring containing two nitrogen atoms separated by one of the carbons. Chemically reduced ones include IMIDAZOLINES and IMIDAZOLIDINES. Distinguish from 1,2-diazole (PYRAZOLES).Carboxy-Lyases: Enzymes that catalyze the addition of a carboxyl group to a compound (carboxylases) or the removal of a carboxyl group from a compound (decarboxylases). EC 4.1.1.Ligases: A class of enzymes that catalyze the formation of a bond between two substrate molecules, coupled with the hydrolysis of a pyrophosphate bond in ATP or a similar energy donor. (Dorland, 28th ed) EC 6.Salmonella enterica: A subgenus of Salmonella containing several medically important serotypes. The habitat for the majority of strains is warm-blooded animals.Ribonucleosides: Nucleosides in which the purine or pyrimidine base is combined with ribose. (Dorland, 28th ed)Nucleotide Deaminases: Catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleotides with the elimination of ammonia.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.AMP-Activated Protein Kinases: Intracellular signaling protein kinases that play a signaling role in the regulation of cellular energy metabolism. Their activity largely depends upon the concentration of cellular AMP which is increased under conditions of low energy or metabolic stress. AMP-activated protein kinases modify enzymes involved in LIPID METABOLISM, which in turn provide substrates needed to convert AMP into ATP.Adenylate Kinase: An enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of AMP to ADP in the presence of ATP or inorganic triphosphate. EC A biguanide hypoglycemic agent with actions and uses similar to those of METFORMIN. Although it is generally considered to be associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis, often fatal, it is still available in some countries. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p290)Injections, Intraventricular: Injections into the cerebral ventricles.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Infusions, Intraventricular: The delivery of a drug into a fluid-filled cavity of the brain.PubMed: A bibliographic database that includes MEDLINE as its primary subset. It is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. PubMed, which is searchable through NLM's Web site, also includes access to additional citations to selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE, and links to other resources such as the full-text of articles at participating publishers' Web sites, NCBI's molecular biology databases, and PubMed Central.GTP Cyclohydrolase: (GTP cyclohydrolase I) or GTP 7,8-8,9-dihydrolase (pyrophosphate-forming) (GTP cyclohydrolase II). An enzyme group that hydrolyzes the imidazole ring of GTP, releasing carbon-8 as formate. Two C-N bonds are hydrolyzed and the pentase unit is isomerized. This is the first step in the synthesis of folic acid from GTP. EC (GTP cyclohydrolase I) and EC (GTP cyclohydrolase II).Glucose: A primary source of energy for living organisms. It is naturally occurring and is found in fruits and other parts of plants in its free state. It is used therapeutically in fluid and nutrient replacement.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Insulin: A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1).Glucose Clamp Technique: Maintenance of a constant blood glucose level by perfusion or infusion with glucose or insulin. It is used for the study of metabolic rates (e.g., in glucose, lipid, amino acid metabolism) at constant glucose concentration.Tubercidin: An antibiotic purine ribonucleoside that readily substitutes for adenosine in the biological system, but its incorporation into DNA and RNA has an inhibitory effect on the metabolism of these nucleic acids.Folate Receptor 1: A subtype of GPI-anchored folate receptors that is expressed in tissues of epithelial origin. This protein is also identified as an ovarian-tumor-specific antigen.Folate Receptors, GPI-Anchored: Cell surface receptors that bind to and transport FOLIC ACID, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, and a variety of folic acid derivatives. The receptors are essential for normal NEURAL TUBE development and transport folic acid via receptor-mediated endocytosis.Hydrolysis: The process of cleaving a chemical compound by the addition of a molecule of water.Reduced Folate Carrier Protein: A ubiquitously expressed folic acid transporter that functions via an antiporter mechanism which is coupled to the transport of organic phosphates.Uveitis: Inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, and commonly involving the other tunics (sclera and cornea, and the retina). (Dorland, 27th ed)Retinol-Binding Proteins: Proteins which bind with RETINOL. The retinol-binding protein found in plasma has an alpha-1 mobility on electrophoresis and a molecular weight of about 21 kDa. The retinol-protein complex (MW=80-90 kDa) circulates in plasma in the form of a protein-protein complex with prealbumin. The retinol-binding protein found in tissue has a molecular weight of 14 kDa and carries retinol as a non-covalently-bound ligand.Patents as Topic: Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Constipation: Infrequent or difficult evacuation of FECES. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low DIETARY FIBER intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections.Serotonin Agents: Drugs used for their effects on serotonergic systems. Among these are drugs that affect serotonin receptors, the life cycle of serotonin, and the survival of serotonergic neurons.Clinical Trials, Phase IV as Topic: Planned post-marketing studies of diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques that have been approved for general sale. These studies are often conducted to obtain additional data about the safety and efficacy of a product. This concept includes phase IV studies conducted in both the U.S. and in other countries.Ritanserin: A selective and potent serotonin-2 antagonist that is effective in the treatment of a variety of syndromes related to anxiety and depression. The drug also improves the subjective quality of sleep and decreases portal pressure.Quipazine: A pharmacologic congener of serotonin that contracts smooth muscle and has actions similar to those of tricyclic antidepressants. It has been proposed as an oxytocic.Serotonin: A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.Laxatives: Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.Carnitine O-Palmitoyltransferase: An enzyme that catalyzes reversibly the conversion of palmitoyl-CoA to palmitoylcarnitine in the inner mitochondrial membrane. EC Coenzyme A: A coenzyme A derivative which plays a key role in the fatty acid synthesis in the cytoplasmic and microsomal systems.Fatty Acids: Organic, monobasic acids derived from hydrocarbons by the equivalent of oxidation of a methyl group to an alcohol, aldehyde, and then acid. Fatty acids are saturated and unsaturated (FATTY ACIDS, UNSATURATED). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Oxidation-Reduction: A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).

Absorption, metabolism, and excretion of 14C-temozolomide following oral administration to patients with advanced cancer. (1/623)

The purpose of this study is to characterize the absorption, metabolism, and excretion of carbon 14-labeled temozolomide (14C-TMZ) administered p.o. to adult patients with advanced solid malignancies. On day 1 of cycle 1, six patients received a single oral 200-mg dose of 14C-TMZ (70.2 microCi). Whole blood, plasma, urine, and feces were collected from days 1-8 and on day 14 of cycle 1. Total radioactivity was measured in all samples. TMZ, 5-(3-methyltriazen-1-yl)imidazole-4-carboxamide (MTIC), and 4-amino-5-imidazole-carboxamide (AIC) concentrations were determined in plasma, and urine and plasma samples were profiled for metabolite/degradation products. Maximum TMZ plasma concentrations were achieved between 0.33 to 2 h (mean, 1.2 h), and half-life, apparent volume of distribution, and oral clearance values averaged 1.9 h, 17 liters/m2, and 104 ml/min/m2, respectively. A first-order absorption, one-compartment linear model, which included first-order formation of MTIC from TMZ and elimination of MTIC via degradation to AIC, and a peripheral distribution compartment for AIC, adequately described the plasma TMZ, MTIC, and AIC concentrations. MTIC systemic clearance was estimated to be 5384 ml/min/m2, and the half-life was calculated to be 2.5 min. Metabolite profiles of plasma at 1 and 4 h after treatment showed that 14C-derived radioactivity was primarily associated with TMZ, and a smaller amount was attributed to AIC. Profiles of urine samples from 0-24 h revealed that 14C-TMZ-derived urinary radioactivity was primarily associated with unchanged drug (5.6%), AIC (12%), or 3-methyl-2,3-dihydro-4-oxoimidazo[5,1-d]tetrazine-8-carboxyl ic acid (2.3%). The recovered radioactive dose (39%) was principally eliminated in the urine (38%), and a small amount (0.8%) was excreted in the feces. TMZ exhibits rapid oral absorption and high systemic availability. The primary elimination pathway for TMZ is by pH-dependent degradation to MTIC and further degradation to AIC. Incomplete recovery of radioactivity may be explained by the incorporation of AIC into nucleic acids.  (+info)

Apoptosis induced by growth factor withdrawal in fibroblasts overproducing fructose 2,6-bisphosphate. (2/623)

Fructose 2,6-bisphosphate is a potent endogenous stimulator of glycolysis. A high aerobic glycolytic rate often correlates with increased cell proliferation. To investigate this relationship, we have produced clonal cell lines of Rat-1 fibroblasts that stably express transgenes coding for 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase, which catalyzes the synthesis of fructose 2,6-bisphosphate, or for fructose 2,6-bisphosphatase, which catalyzes its degradation. While serum deprivation in culture reduced the growth rate of control cells, it caused apoptosis in cells overproducing fructose 2,6-bisphosphate. Apoptosis was inhibited by 5-amino-4-imidazolecarboxamide riboside, suggesting that 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase interferes with this phenomenon.  (+info)

Effect of AMPK activation on muscle glucose metabolism in conscious rats. (3/623)

The effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation on skeletal muscle glucose metabolism was examined in awake rats by infusing them with 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide 1-beta-D-ribofuranoside (AICAR; 40 mg/kg bolus and 7.5 mg. kg-1. min-1 constant infusion) along with a variable infusion of glucose (49.1 +/- 2.4 micromol. kg-1. min-1) to maintain euglycemia. Activation of AMPK by AICAR caused 2-deoxy-D-[1,2-3H]glucose (2-DG) uptake to increase more than twofold in the soleus and the lateral and medial gastrocnemius compared with saline infusion and occurred without phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activation. Glucose uptake was also assessed in vitro by use of the epitrochlearis muscle incubated either with AICAR (0.5 mM) or insulin (20 mU/ml) or both in the presence or absence of wortmannin (1.0 microM). AICAR and insulin increased muscle 2-DG uptake rates by approximately 2- and 2.7-fold, respectively, compared with basal rates. Combining AICAR and insulin led to a fully additive effect on muscle glucose transport activity. Wortmannin inhibited insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. However, neither wortmannin nor 8-(p-sulfophenyl)-theophylline (10 microM), an adenosine receptor antagonist, inhibited the AICAR-induced activation of glucose uptake. Electrical stimulation led to an about threefold increase in glucose uptake over basal rates, whereas no additive effect was found when AICAR and contractions were combined. In conclusion, the activation of AMPK by AICAR increases skeletal muscle glucose transport activity both in vivo and in vitro. This cellular pathway may play an important role in exercise-induced increase in glucose transport activity.  (+info)

5' AMP-activated protein kinase activation causes GLUT4 translocation in skeletal muscle. (4/623)

It has previously been reported that exercise causes an increase in glucose uptake in skeletal muscle and also an increase in 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity. 5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide-1-beta-D-ribofuranoside (AICA-riboside), an analog of adenosine, is taken up into cells and phosphorylated to form AICA-riboside monophosphate (ZMP), which can also activate AMPK. This study was designed to determine whether the increase in glucose uptake observed with AMPK activation by AICA-riboside is due to GLUT4 translocation from an intracellular location to the plasma membranes, similar to that seen in response to contraction. Rat hindlimbs were perfused with Krebs-Henseleit bicarbonate containing 4% bovine serum albumin, washed bovine erythrocytes, 8 mmol/l glucose, and +/-2 mmol/AICA-riboside or +/-60 nmol/l insulin. Perfusion medium containing AICA-riboside was found to significantly increase AMPK activity, glucose uptake, and GLUT4 translocation in skeletal muscle above basal levels. Insulin-perfused muscles showed significant increases in glucose uptake and GLUT4 translocation, but AMPK activation was not significantly changed from basal levels. These results provide evidence that the increased glucose uptake observed with AMPK activation by AICA-riboside in perfused rat hindlimb muscles is due to an increase in the translocation of GLUT4 to surface membranes.  (+info)

Translocation of myocardial GLUT-4 and increased glucose uptake through activation of AMPK by AICAR. (5/623)

Insulin increases glucose uptake through the translocation of GLUT-4 via a pathway mediated by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K). In contrast, myocardial glucose uptake during ischemia and hypoxia is stimulated by the translocation of GLUT-4 to the surface of cardiac myocytes through a PI3K-independent pathway that has not been characterized. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity is also increased by myocardial ischemia, and we examined whether AMPK stimulates glucose uptake and GLUT-4 translocation. In isolated rat ventricular papillary muscles, 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxyamide-1-beta-D-ribofuranoside (AICAR), an activator of AMPK, as well as cyanide-induced chemical hypoxia and insulin, increased 2-[(3)H]deoxyglucose uptake two- to threefold. Wortmannin, a PI3K inhibitor, did not affect either the AICAR- or the cyanide-stimulated increase in deoxyglucose uptake but eliminated the insulin-stimulated increase in deoxyglucose uptake. Immunofluorescence studies demonstrated translocation of GLUT-4 to the myocyte sarcolemma in response to stimulation with AICAR, cyanide, or insulin. Preincubation of papillary muscles with the kinase inhibitor iodotubercidin or adenine 9-beta-D-arabinofuranoside (araA), a precursor of araATP (a competitive inhibitor of AMPK), decreased AICAR- and cyanide-stimulated glucose uptake but did not affect basal or insulin-stimulated glucose uptake. In vivo infusion of AICAR caused myocardial AMPK activation and GLUT-4 translocation in the rat. We conclude that AMPK activation increases cardiac muscle glucose uptake through translocation of GLUT-4 via a pathway that is independent of PI3K. These findings suggest that AMPK activation may be important in ischemia-induced translocation of GLUT-4 in the heart.  (+info)

Improvement by 5-amino-4-imidazole carboxamide riboside of the contractile dysfunction that follows brief periods of ischemia through increases in ecto-5-nucleotidase activity and adenosine release in canine hearts. (6/623)

5-Amino-4-imidazole carboxamide (AICA) riboside increases adenosine release in ischemic myocardium, suggesting that AICA riboside improves contractile dysfunction. In 49 open-chest dogs, contractile function assessed by fractional shortening (FS) was observed 3 h after the onset of reperfusion following 15 min of occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. During reperfusion, the treatment with AICA riboside increased adenosine concentration in the coronary venous blood (536+/-44 vs. 281+/-21 pmol/ml at 3 min of reperfusion, p<0.001) and peak coronary hyperemic flow (367+/-13 vs. 300+/-21 ml/100 g per min, p<0.001) when compared with the untreated group. FS at 3h of reperfusion increased in the AICA riboside group (21.1+/-2.3 vs. 12.8+/-0.6% in the untreated group, p<0.001). AICA riboside increased myocardial ecto-5'-nucleotidase activity. Administration of adenosine also augmented coronary hyperemic flow and increased FS to the levels of the AICA riboside group. Either 8-phenyltheophylline (an antagonist of adenosine receptors) or alpha,beta-methylene-adenosine 5'-diphosphate (an inhibitor of ecto-5'-nucleotidase) completely abolished the increased coronary hyperemic flow and improvements of myocardial contractile function due to AICA riboside. Thus it was concluded that AICA riboside improves the contractile dysfunction that follows a brief period of ischemia via adenosine-dependent mechanisms.  (+info)

Effect of methotrexate on blood purine and pyrimidine levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (7/623)

OBJECTIVE: The mechanism of anti-inflammatory effects of methotrexate (MTX) at low dose may relate to a decrease in availability of the purine precursor or it may depend on accumulation of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide (AICAR) and the anti-inflammatory nucleoside adenosine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible mechanism of action by analysis of changes in blood concentrations of purine and pyrimidine metabolites during MTX treatment. METHODS: Venous blood samples were collected from rheumatoid arthritis patients before and at different times for up to 7 days after the start of MTX treatment. Whole blood concentrations of adenosine, uridine, hypoxanthine, uric acid and erythrocyte nucleotides were measured by HPLC. RESULTS: The initial blood adenosine concentration was 0.073 +/- 0.013 microM and no differences were observed during MTX treatment. However, a decrease in uric acid concentration was observed from 205.5+/-13.5 to 160. 9+/-13.5 microM (P<0.05) within 24 h after MTX administration. The hypoxanthine concentration decreased in parallel with uric acid, while the uridine concentration decreased 48 h after MTX administration. No accumulation of AICAR-triphosphate (ZTP) was observed in the erythrocytes. CONCLUSIONS: MTX decreases circulating purine and pyrimidine concentrations, and their availability for DNA and RNA synthesis, which may affect immune cell proliferation and protein (cytokine) expression. The absence of adenosine concentration changes and lack of ZTP formation is evidence against an AICAR/adenosine mechanism, although localized adenosine concentration changes cannot be excluded.  (+info)

Chronic activation of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase increases GLUT-4, hexokinase, and glycogen in muscle. (8/623)

This study was designed to determine whether chronic chemical activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) would increase glucose transporter GLUT-4 and hexokinase in muscles similarly to periodic elevation of AMPK that accompanies endurance exercise training. The adenosine analog, 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAR), has previously been shown to be taken up by cells and phosphorylated to form a compound (5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide) that mimics the effect of AMP on AMPK. A single injection of AICAR resulted in a marked increase in AMPK in epitrochlearis and gastrocnemius/plantaris muscles 60 min later. When rats were injected with AICAR (1 mg/g body wt) for 5 days in succession and were killed 1 day after the last injection, GLUT-4 was increased by 100% in epitrochlearis muscle and by 60% in gastrocnemius muscle in response to AICAR. Hexokinase was also increased approximately 2. 5-fold in the gastrocnemius/plantaris. Gastrocnemius glycogen content was twofold higher in AICAR-treated rats than in controls. Chronic chemical activation of AMPK, therefore, results in increases in GLUT-4 protein, hexokinase activity, and glycogen, similarly to those induced by endurance training.  (+info)

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  • 1-(5-phospho-beta-D-ribosyl)-5-((5-phospho-beta-D-ribosylamino)methylideneamino)imidazole-4-carboxamide = 5-((5-phospho-1-deoxy-D-ribulos-1-ylamino)methylideneamino)-1-(5-phospho-beta-D-ribosyl)imidazole-4-carboxamide. (
  • Catalyzes two non-sequential steps in de novo AMP synthesis: converts (S)-2-(5-amino-1-(5-phospho-D-ribosyl)imidazole-4-carboxamido)succinate (SAICAR) to fumarate plus 5-amino-1-(5-phospho-D-ribosyl)imidazole-4-carboxamide, and thereby also contributes to de novo IMP synthesis, and converts succinyladenosine monophosphate (SAMP) to AMP and fumarate. (
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