BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests a relation between plasma tryptophan concentrations and sleep and mental well-being. As no studies have been performed in pregnant women, we studied the relation of plasma tryptophan concentrations during pregnancy with sleep quality, and mood during and after pregnancy.METHODS: Pregnant women (n = 572) from the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes study completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at 26-28 weeks gestation and three months post-delivery. Plasma tryptophan concentrations were measured at 26-28 weeks gestation. Poisson regressions estimated prevalence ratios (PR) for the association between tryptophan and poor sleep quality (PSQI global score , 5), probable antenatal depression (EPDS ≥ 15) and probable anxiety (STAI-state ≥ 41) were calculated adjusting for covariates.RESULTS: Mean plasma tryptophan concentrations was 48.0µmol/L (SD: ...
Groups of rats were deprived of food overnight and then given free access to diets designed to raise (carbohydrate) or lower (carbohydrate and large neutral amino acids) brain tryptophan concentrations. Similar diets were supplemented with 40% fat and fed to other groups. All animals were killed 2h after food presentation. Sera from animals fed carbohydrate plus fat contained 2.5 times as much free tryptophan concentrations did not differ. Similarly, sera from rats fed on carbohydrate, large neutral amino acids, and 40% fat contained 5 times as much free tryptophan as those from rats given this meal without fat, but brain tryptophan concentrations increased by only 26%. Correlations were made between brain tryptophan and (1) free serum tryptophan, (2) the ratio of free serum tryptophan to the sum of the other large neutral amino acids in serum that compete with it for uptake into the brain, (3) total serum tryptophan or (4) the ratio of total serum tryptophan to the sum of its circulating ...
© The Author 2016. Background: The effects of acute tryptophan depletion on human decision-making suggest that serotonin modulates the processing of rewards and punishments. However, few studies have assessed which of the many types of serotonin receptors are responsible. Methods: Using a within-subject, double-blind, sham-controlled design in 26 subjects, we examined whether individual differences in serotonin system gene transcription, measured in peripheral blood, predicted the effect of acute tryptophan depletion on decision-making. Participants performed a task in which they chose between successive pairs of fixed, lower-stakes (control) and variable, higher-stakes (experimental) gambles, each involving wins or losses. In 21 participants, mRNA from 9 serotonin system genes was measured in whole blood prior to acute tryptophan depletion: 5-HT1B, 5-HT1F, 5-HT2A, 5-HT2B, 5-HT3A, 5-HT3E, 5-HT7 (serotonin receptors), 5-HTT (the serotonin transporter), and tryptophan hydroxylase 1. Results: Acute
The purpose of this experiment was to study the effect of varying levels of tryptophan on the performance and carcass character of broiler. Trial 1: Ninety-six, five-week-old male Hubbard chickens, average weight 1.97 kg, were used in the trial. All birds were allocated into 3 treatments of 32 birds each. Each bird was kept in an individual cage. The trial period was 3 weeks. Treatment 1: Tryptophan content 0.198%. Treatment 2: Tryptophan content 0.228%. Treatment 3: Tryptophan content 0.258%. Trial 2: Ninety-six, three-week-old male Hubbard chickens, average weight 1.23 kg, were randomly distributed into the following two treatments. Each treatment had 48 birds. Treatment 1: Tryptophan content 0.167%. Treatment 2: Tryptophan content 0.198%. Trial 3: Ninety-six, two-week-old Hubbard chickens, average body weight 0.72 kg, were used in this experiment. There were three treatments as follows. Treatment 1. Tryptophan content 0.136%. Treatment 2. Tryptophan content 0.167%. Treatment 3. Tryptophan ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Phosphodiesterase 2 and 5 inhibition attenuates the object memory deficit induced by acute tryptophan depletion. AU - van Donkelaar, E.L.. AU - Rutten, K.. AU - Blokland, A.. AU - Akkerman, S.. AU - Steinbusch, H.P.. AU - Prickaerts, J.H.H.J.. PY - 2008/1/1. Y1 - 2008/1/1. N2 - The underlying mechanism of short-term memory improvement after inhibition of specific phosphodiesterases (PDEs) is still poorly understood. The present study aimed to reveal the ability of PDE5 and PDE2 inhibitors, that increase cyclic guanosine morrophosphate (cGMP) and both cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cGMP, respectively, to reverse an object recognition deficit induced by acute tryptophan depletion. Acute tryptophan depletion is a pharmacological challenge tool to lower central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) levels by depleting the availability of its dietary precursor tryptophan. Short-term object memory was tested in male Wistar rats by exposing them to the object recognition ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on memory, attention and executive functions: a systematic review. AU - Mendelsohn, D.. AU - Riedel, W.J.. AU - Sambeth, A.. PY - 2009/1/1. Y1 - 2009/1/1. N2 - The serotonergic system is implicated in the regulation of mood and cognition. Acute tryptophan depletion (ATD) is an experimental procedure for lowering central serotonin levels. Here, the effects of ATD on psychomotor processing, declarative memory, working memory, executive functions and attention are discussed. The most robust finding is that ATD impairs the consolidation of episodic memory for verbal information. Semantic memory appears to be unaffected by ATD although a limited variety of tasks examined effects in this domain. Similarly, evidence suggests ATD does not influence verbal, spatial and affective working memory. Most studies investigating effects on executive functions have produced non-specific or negative findings. In terms of attention, ATD either does not affect or ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Acute tryptophan depletion moja-de. T2 - A method to study central nervous serotonin function in children and adolescents. AU - Stewart, Richard M.. AU - Wong, Janice W.Y.. AU - Mahfouda, Simone. AU - Morandini, Hugo A.E.. AU - Rao, Pradeep. AU - Runions, Kevin C.. AU - Zepf, Florian D.. PY - 2020/3. Y1 - 2020/3. N2 - Serotonin (5-HT) is widely implicated as a key neurotransmitter relevant to a range of psychiatric disorders and psychological processes. The role of central nervous 5-HT function underlying these processes can be examined through serotonergic challenge methodologies. Acute tryptophan depletion (ATD) is a key challenge method whereby a diminished dietary intake of tryptophan-the amino acid precursor to brain 5-HT synthesis -results in temporary diminished central nervous 5-HT synthesis. While this particular methodology has been used in adult populations, it was only recently that modifications were made to enable the use of ATD in child and adolescent populations. ...
The purpose of this study was to assess the reproducibility in healthy volunteers of α-[11C]methyl-l-tryptophan (α[11C]MT) brain trapping imaging with positron emission tomography (PET), using volumes
Acute tryptophan depletion reduces kynurenine levels: Implications for treatment of impaired visuospatial memory performance in irritable bowel syndrome Academic Article ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Plasma free tryptophan as an early finding of hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients. AU - Sukkar, G. S.. AU - Testa, R.. AU - Celle, G.. PY - 1983. Y1 - 1983. N2 - The results suggest that free tryptophan is correlated with and could serve as an early marker of intellectual impairment in cases of portal hypertension following cirrhosis.. AB - The results suggest that free tryptophan is correlated with and could serve as an early marker of intellectual impairment in cases of portal hypertension following cirrhosis.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0021065629&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0021065629&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. AN - SCOPUS:0021065629. VL - 11. SP - 999. JO - IRCS Medical Science. JF - IRCS Medical Science. SN - 0305-6651. IS - 11. ER - ...
Booij, L., Van der Does, V., Benkelfat, C., Bremner, J. D., Cowen, P. J., Fava, M., Gillin, C., Leyton, M., Moore, P., Smith, K. A., & Van der Kloot, W. A. (2002). Predictors of mood response to acute tryptophan depletion: A reanalysis. JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 68(1), 103-103 ...
Lamar M, Craig M, Daly EM, Cutter WJ, Tang C, Brammer M, Rubia K, Murphy DG. Acute tryptophan depletion promotes an anterior-to-posterior fMRI activation shift during task switching in older adults. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb; 35(2):712-22 ...
FIGURE 1. Culture of splenic T cells or purified CD8+ T cells with IDO+ DCs, or with LT and kynurenines, results in selective CD3ζ down-regulation that is concomitant with tryptophan consumption and kynurenine production and is mediated by GCN2. A, Total T cells and purified CD4+ or CD8+ fractions from DBA/2 mice were cultured for 48 h with soluble anti-CD3 (1 μg/ml) and IDO− DCs (thick line histogram) or IDO+ DCs with (thin line histogram) or without (gray-filled histogram) 1-MT. Cells were labeled for surface CD3, CD4, or CD8 with the respective FITC-labeled reagents, and were then fixed, permeabilized and stained for total ζ-chain expression by means of PE-labeled anti-mouse CD3ζ. Filled histogram indicates isotype controls. Data are from one experiment representative of four. B, Concentrations of tryptophan (TRY) and different kynurenines (mean ± SD of three independent experiments) were measured in 24-h supernatants of total T cells and IDO+ DCs. The initial tryptophan concentration ...
This report reviews the amino acid tryptophan which is an essential amino acid in the diet of Australian poultry. Reliable values of total and digestible tryptophan in feedstuffs are needed because tryptophan is often the third most limiting amino acid in poultry diets. Understanding the inclusion of tryptophan in poultry diets will also facilitate the strategic use of commercially available synthetic, feed-grade tryptophan in the Australian poultry industry.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Solvent-Slaved Dynamic Processes Observed by Tryptophan Phosphorescence of Human Serum Albumin. AU - Draganski, Andrew R.. AU - Friedman, Joel M.. AU - Ludescher, Richard D.. PY - 2017/3/14. Y1 - 2017/3/14. N2 - Despite extensive experimental and computational efforts to understand the nature of the hierarchy of protein fluctuations and the modulating role of the protein hydration shell, a detailed microscopic description of the dynamics of the protein-solvent system has yet to be achieved. By using single tryptophan protein phosphorescence, we follow site-specific internal protein dynamics over a broad temperature range and demonstrate three independent dynamic processes. Process I is seen at temperatures below the bulk solvent Tg, has low activation energy, and is likely due to fast vibrations that may be enabled by water mobility on the protein surface. Process II is observed above 170 K, with activation energy typical of β relaxations in a glass; it has the same temperature ...
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Tryptophan is a very industrious amino acid. As an essential amino acid, tryptophan must be eaten in our diet. It does its job by assisting and boosting multiple systems in our body to also do theirs. Tryptophan is the nutritional social worker in our body who helps everyone else but risks getting worn out and depleted in the process.. Once we eat tryptophan in a protein-based food, it can be converted into serotonin during the day and melatonin at night. However, the main route for tryptophan is the production of vitamin B3. In fact, more than 90% of the tryptophan we eat becomes vitamin B3 when we are stressed and have not eaten enough of this important vitamin. If we consume enough vitamin B3, the route from tryptophan to vitamin B3 is interrupted and most of the tryptophan we consume becomes serotonin and melatonin. Therefore, vitamin B3 is known as a stress vitamin.. The interesting history of tryptophan and vitamin B3 goes back more than a century, when an illness youve probably never ...
Tryptophan is a very industrious amino acid. As an essential amino acid, tryptophan must be eaten in our diet. It does its job by assisting and boosting multiple systems in our body to also do theirs. Tryptophan is the nutritional social worker in our body who helps everyone else but risks getting worn out and depleted in the process.. Once we eat tryptophan in a protein-based food, it can be converted into serotonin during the day and melatonin at night. However, the main route for tryptophan is the production of vitamin B3. In fact, more than 90% of the tryptophan we eat becomes vitamin B3 when we are stressed and have not eaten enough of this important vitamin. If we consume enough vitamin B3, the route from tryptophan to vitamin B3 is interrupted and most of the tryptophan we consume becomes serotonin and melatonin. Therefore, vitamin B3 is known as a stress vitamin.. The interesting history of tryptophan and vitamin B3 goes back more than a century, when an illness youve probably never ...
Biosynthesis of the aromatic amino acids tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine proceeds via a common pathway to chorismate, at which point the pathway branches (CITS:[Jones][1943992]). One branch proceeds to tryptophan, and the other to tyrosine and phenylalanine (CITS:[Jones]). The series of reactions to chorismate, called the shikimate pathway, and the series of reactions from chorismate to tryptophan have been found to be common to all eukaryotes and prokaryotes studied thus far (as reported in (CITS:[1943992])). In contrast, there appears to be two separate routes from chorismate to tyrosine and phenylalanine, only one of which has been found in S. cerevisiae (CITS:[1943992]). Aromatic amino acid biosynthesis in S. cerevisiae is controlled by a combination of feedback inhibition, activation of enzyme activity, and regulation of enzyme synthesis (CITS:[Jones][1943992]). The first step in the tryptophan branch is feedback inhibited by tryptophan, and the first step in the ...
The native form of turkey liver fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase (FbPase) consists of four identical subunits, each of which contains one tryptophan residue. The fluorescence emission spectra of the tryptophan residues have been recorded as a function of changes in pH, substrate (fructose 1,6-bisphosphate) and inhibitor (adenosine-5 monophosphate) binding, and the addition of the metal cofactors Mg+2, Mn+2 and Co+2 . Changes in the fluorescence emission spectra of the tryptophan residues indicate that conformational changes in the enzyme occur under the above conditions.
We established that Caulobacter senses the repletion of intracellular tryptophan due to the HipA2 phosphorylation of TrpS which, in turn, inhibits glutamine synthesis by stimulating GlnA adenylylation (Fig. 4). Why does the cell choose tryptophan? A quantification of absolute metabolite concentrations in E. coli revealed that tryptophan was the least abundant amino acid in the cell (41), which might represent a general fact in bacteria. Manipulating the intracellular levels of a less abundant amino acid might be easier to achieve and does not require a higher energy cost. The accumulation of tryptophan due to the disrupted aminoacylation of tRNATrp is likely due to the insensitivity of trp operon repressor protein to increased levels of free tryptophan in Caulobacter (42). It is known that in E. coli tryptophan synthesis is regulated by a trp operon, which is turned on for tryptophan synthesis when tryptophan levels are low and turned off when tryptophan levels are high (43). This feedback ...
Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, or SDS, is an anionic detergent with widespread use in industrial and household cleaning products, scientific laboratories, and personal care products such as toothpaste and shampoo. The potential toxicity of SDS has been well-characterized in whole organism studies and its potential effects on the environment continue to be studied. Herein, we undertake a chemical-genetic screen to explore whether low concentrations of SDS have any discernible effects at the cellular level. Our screen of the homozygous diploid yeast deletion collection identified numerous gene deletions that confer sensitivity to SDS. Subsequent bioinformatic and biological analyses reveal that yeast unable to synthesize tryptophan are especially sensitive to the presence of SDS. Interestingly, even wild-type yeast with an intact tryptophan biosynthetic pathway exhibit growth defects in the presence of SDS on media lacking tryptophan. Altogether, we have shown that low levels of SDS, primarily through ...
6-Methyl-DL-tryptophan 2280-85-5 NMR spectrum, 6-Methyl-DL-tryptophan H-NMR spectral analysis, 6-Methyl-DL-tryptophan C-NMR spectral analysis ect.
Tryptophan fluorescence quenching is a type of fluorescence spectroscopy used for binding assays. The assay relies on the ability to quench the intrinsic fluorescence of tryptophan residues within a protein that results from changes in the local environment polarity experienced by the tryptophan(s) upon the addition of a binding partner or ligand. The quenching can arise from local changes near the interaction site or from binding-induced conformational changes. In cases where the titrant absorbs at or near the excitation or emission wavelengths of tryptophan, significant quenching can occur even without an interaction. This is known as the inner filter effect. This protocol describes how to use tryptophan fluorescence quenching to investigate the binding affinity of a protein for its partner/ligand and how to check and correct for the inner filter effect. As an example, we measured the binding affinity of the haem-binding protein, HusA, from Porphyromonas gingivalis for haem, and showed how we
The time-resolved fluorescence decay of single tryptophan (Trp) proteins is typically described using either a distribution of lifetimes or a sum of two or more exponential terms. A possible interpretation for this fluorescence decay heterogeneity is the existence of different isomeric conformations of Trp about its (chi) +1) and (chi) +2) dihedral angles. Are multiple Trp conformations compatible with the remainder of the protein in its crystallographic configuration or do they require repacking of neighbor side chains? It is conceivable that isomers of the neighbor side chains interconvert slowly on the fluorescence timescale and contribute additional lifetime components to the fluorescence intensity. We have explored this possibility by performing minimum perturbation mapping simulations of Trp 28 and Trp 31 in thioredoxin (TRX) using CHARMm 22. Mappings of Trp 29 and Trp 31 give the TRX Trp residue energy landscape as a function of (chi) +1) and (chi) +2) dihedral angles. Time-resolved ...
Objective- Apolipoprotein A-I (apoAI) acts as an ABCA1-dependent acceptor of cellular phospholipids and cholesterol during the biogenesis of HDL, but this activity is susceptible to oxidative inactivation by myeloperoxidase. We tried to determine which residues mediated this inactivation and create an oxidant-resistant apoAI variant.. Methods and Results- Mass spectrometry detected the presence of tryptophan, methionine, tyrosine, and lysine oxidation in apoAI recovered from human atheroma. We investigated the role of these residues in the myeloperoxidase-mediated loss of apoAI activity. Site-directed mutagenesis and chemical modification were used to create variants of apoAI which were tested for ABCA1-dependent cholesterol acceptor activity and oxidative inactivation. We previously reported that tyrosine modification is not required for myeloperoxidase-induced loss of apoAI function. Lysine methylation did not alter the sensitivity of apoAI to myeloperoxidase, whereas site-specific ...
How do people sustain resources for the benefit of individuals and communities and avoid the tragedy of the commons, in which shared resources become exhausted? In the present study, we examined the role of serotonin activity and social norms in the management of depletable resources. Healthy adults, alongside social partners, completed a multiplayer resource-dilemma game in which they repeatedly harvested from a partially replenishable monetary resource. Dietary tryptophan depletion, leading to reduced serotonin activity, was associated with aggressive harvesting strategies and disrupted use of the social norms given by distributions of other players harvests. Tryptophan-depleted participants more frequently exhausted the resource completely and also accumulated fewer rewards than participants who were not tryptophan depleted. Our findings show that rank-based social comparisons are crucial to the management of depletable resources, and that serotonin mediates responses to social norms.
Tryptophan amino acid is the essential amino acid. This means it must be provided through food to the body. It is one of the amino acids which in its molecule contains an indole ring. Tryptophan is glucogenic as well as ketogenic amino acid. It has codon UGG. It has two stereoisomers, namely L-tryptophan and D-tryptophan.. L-tryptophan can only be utilized in the structure or enzymes proteins while D - tryptophan is normally present in naturally occurring peptides. Tryptophan has aromatic side chain and is relatively polar. The N of the imidazole ring present in tryptophan gives polarity to this amino acid. It is genetically coded also.. ...
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Explore the truth about tryptophan side effects. L-tryptophan, contrary to expert advice, has a rather high toxicity profile. Tryptophan supplements can cause cancer, increases free radicals...
Studies performed during the past decade have shown that the rates at which certain neurons produce and release their neurotransmitters can be affected by precursor availability, and thus by the changes in plasma composition that occur after ingestion of the precursors in purified form or as constituents of foods. Thus, tryptophan administration or a plasma ratio of tryptophan to other large neutral amino acids, thereby raising brain tryptophan levels, increasing the substrate saturation of tryptophan hydroxylase, and accelerating the synthesis and release of serotonin. Tyrosine administration or a high-protein meal similarly elevates brain tyrosine and can accelerate catecholamine synthesis in the CNS and sympathoadrenal cells, while the consumption of lecithin or choline increases brain choline levels and neuronal acetylcholine synthesis. The physiologic and biochemical mechanisms that must exist in order for nutrient consumption to affect neurotransmitte synthesis have been characterized and ...
TY - CONF. T1 - 3-ALKENYL INDOLES AS TRYPTOPHAN 2,3-DIOXYGENASE INHIBITORS FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY. AU - Dolušić, Eduard. AU - Pilotte, Luc. AU - Moineaux, Laurence. AU - Larrieu, Pierre. AU - Stroobant, Vincent. AU - Colau, Didier. AU - Pochet, Lionel. AU - De Plaen, Etienne. AU - Uyttenhove, Catherine. AU - Van den Eynde, Benoît. AU - Wouters, Johan. AU - Masereel, Bernard. AU - Lanners, Steve. AU - Frédérick, Raphaël. PY - 2013/5/27. Y1 - 2013/5/27. N2 - Recently, our group has shown that tryptophan 2,3 dioxygenase (TDO), a hepatic enzyme catalyzing the first step of tryptophan degradation, is expressed in many tumors, thereby contributing to tumoral immune resistance.1 The complementary role of tryptophan catabolites has been demonstrated by others.2We set out to develop new, improved TDO inhibitors using as the starting point the only (unoptimized) series previously known in the literature.3 Herein, we describe the syntheses and structure-activity studies around a ...
Tryptophan is interesting in that it is the sole precursor of the inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin. The relative percentage of tryptophan in protein sources is small in comparison to the other amino acids (roughly 1%). Additionally, the degradation of tryptophan occurs via two pathways: the kynurenine pathway that is responsible for 90-95% of tryptophan degradation and the minor pathways that lead to serotonin and melatonin (serotonin synthesis). The kynurerine pathway leads to two metaboli
Tryptophan is essential for the biosynthesis of biogenic amines. The correct ingestion of this amino acid is vital in the newborn for correct growth. An ion-exchange HPLC method is described for the assay of tryptophan in breast milk. The protein was hydrolysed by barium hydroxide and then assayed by the indicated chromatographic technique, establishing the conditions for the analysis. The values obtained confirmed the utility of the method for determining the tryptophan content in breast milk. The concentration of tryptophan found in the study population in mothers who had been breast-feeding for three months was 10.02 mgl−1 g−1 of protein.
The fluorescence properties of tryptophan residues are sensitive to the microenvironment of fluorophores in proteins. Therefore, fluorescence characteristics are widely used to study structural transitions in proteins. However, the decoding of the structural information from spectroscopic data is challenging. Here we present a review of approaches developed for the decomposition of multi-component protein tryptophan fluorescence spectra and correlation of these spectral parameters with protein structural properties.
Highly automated cage-rearing systems are becoming increasingly popular in China. However, a high stocking density can cause oxidative stress and decrease broiler performance. The tryptophan (TRP) derivative 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HT) has been shown to preserve membrane fluidity in birds suffering from oxidative stress. Therefore, this experiment was conducted to determine the effects of dietary TRP supplementation on performance, breast meat quality and oxidative stress in broilers reared in cages with a high or low stocking density. Female Arbor Acres broilers (25-d-old, n = 144) were randomly allocated to 1 of 4 treatments. The birds were fed a diet based on corn, soybean meal, cottonseed meal and corn gluten meal containing either 0.18 or 0.27% TRP and were housed with stocking densities of 11 or 15.4 birds/m2 in a 2 × 2 factorial experiment. Broiler performance was evaluated from d 25 to 42. Eight birds from each treatment were slaughtered on d 42 and plasma and breast muscle samples were
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Biased processing of ED-relevant stimuli (eg Fairburn, Shafran, & Cooper, 1999) and 5-HT function (Kaye, Fudge, & Paulus, 2009) are implicated in vulnerability to and the maintenance of eating disorders (EDs), but it is not known if these findings are connected: Could manipulating 5-HT function affect the processing of ED-relevant stimuli? To address this question we assessed emotional processing in female dieters (T+n=12, T-n=14) following acute low dose tryptophan depletion. ATD increased interference in the masked condition of the emotional Stroop to all negative emotional stimuli, in the absence of any other differences in emotional processing. These results suggest that ATD affects the processing of some negative (including ED-relevant) stimuli, and that reduced 5-HT function may be involved in some aspects of psychological vulnerability to EDs.
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The aim of the study was to influence the serotonin-melatonin-system and thus to investigate its effect to milk synthesis and ejection in dairy cows. Melatonin concentration of heifers but not of lactating cows could be influenced after elevating plasma tryptophan concentration by oral administration of rumen protected tryptophan. A variation of the daily photoperiod affected prolactin , but not oxytocin concentration. Via directed use of artificial sunlight during milking oxytocin, but not prolactin, could be influenced. Furthermore a circadian rhythm of melatonin in milk was shown. « ...
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that must be obtained from the diet. The unusual indole side chain of tryptophan is also the nucleus of the important neurotransmitter serotonin, which is biosynthesized from tryptophan.
Figure 6 Comparisons of localizations of tryptophan (W) residues at which alanine substitutions produce significant changes in DAT functions with the localizations of phenylalanine (F), proline (P), tyrosine (Y), threonine (T), serine (S), aspartic acid (D), glutamic acid (E), and glutamine (Q) residues at which previously described mutations produce changes assessed in similar fashion (see references below). Here are shown the residues of which mutations produce changes ≥3-fold of the wild-type values; tryptophans are in boldface. The provisional nature of the DAT models used here is emphasized in the text. A, Top, localizations of amino acids at which alanine substitutions alter dopamine uptake affinity, as assessed byK M values determined using [3H]dopamine uptake assays; middle, localizations of amino acids at which alanine substitutions alter CFT affinity, as assessed by K D values determined using [3H]CFT binding assays; bottom, localizations of amino acids at which alanine substitutions ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Antimicrobial polymethacrylates synthesized as mimics of tryptophan-rich cationic peptides. AU - Locock, Katherine E.S.. AU - Michl, Thomas D.. AU - Stevens, Natalie. AU - Hayball, John D.. AU - Vasilev, Krasimir. AU - Postma, Almar. AU - Griesser, Hans J.. AU - Meagher, Laurence. AU - Haeussler, Matthias. PY - 2014/4/15. Y1 - 2014/4/15. N2 - This study describes a facile and high yielding route to two series of polymethacrylates inspired by the naturally occurring, tryptophan-rich cationic antimicrobial polymers. Appropriate optimization of indole content within each gave rise to polymers with high potency against Staphylococcus epidermidis (e.g., PGI-3 minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) = 12 μg/mL) and the methicillin-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus (e.g., PGI-3 MIC = 47 μg/mL) with minimal toxicity toward human red blood cells. Future work will be directed toward understanding the cooperative roles that the cationic and indole pendant groups have for the ...
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With an awareness of which foods contains tryptophan, one of the eight essential amino acids, you can have a significant impact on your mood, nervous system and sleep.. Tryptophan plays an important role in the production of serotonin (the good mood hormone), melatonin (a sleep facilitator) and vitamin B3 (niacin) which helps to combat tiredness, depression and indigestion.. Your tryptophan intake should be sufficient (500 to 2000 milligrams per day is required) if you regularly eat meat (such as turkey, chicken, salami or liver), fish, dairy products or eggs.. Vegetarians can get tryptophan from brown rice, bananas, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, brewers yeast, parsley and soya.. However, if you try to boost your tryptophan levels by eating too much animal protein, it will be counter-productive as the tryptophan has to compete with the seven other amino acids to cross into the brain. Its assimilation will therefore be limited.. Conversely, eating carbohydrates along with ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Structural Analysis of the Human Rad51 Protein-DNA Complex Filament by Tryptophan Fluorescence Scanning Analysis. T2 - Transmission of Allosteric Effects between ATP Binding and DNA Binding. AU - Renodon-Cornière, Axelle. AU - Takizawa, Yoshimasa. AU - Conilleau, Sébastien. AU - Tran, Vinh. AU - Iwai, Shigenori. AU - Kurumizaka, Hitoshi. AU - Takahashi, Masayuki. PY - 2008/11/14. Y1 - 2008/11/14. N2 - Abstract: Human Rad51 (HsRad51) catalyzes the strand exchange reaction, a crucial step in homologous recombination, by forming a filamentous complex with DNA. The structure of this filament is modified by ATP, which is required and hydrolyzed for the reaction. We analyzed the structure and the ATP-promoted conformational change of this filament. We systematically replaced aromatic residues in the protein, one at a time, with tryptophan, a fluorescent probe, and examined its effect on the activities (DNA binding, ATPase, ATP-promoted conformational change, and strand exchange ...
There is considerable evidence that the level of cerebral serotonin plays a key role in the volitional consumption of ethanol in both man and animals. Naive alcohol-preferring C57BL/6J mice have been shown to have a lower cerebral serotonin content compared to the non-preferring CBA/Ca mouse strain. This has been attributed to the enhancement of hepatic tryptophan pyrrolase activity in C57 mice. Activity and/or expression of tryptophan pyrrolase may be an important biological determinant of alcohol preference. We have investigated the possible mechanism/s underlying this strain difference in tryptophan pyrrolase activity by assaying both mRNA levels encoding for the tryptophan pyrrolase gene and by mutational analysis of tryptophan pyrrolase cDNA. We were unable to demonstrate any difference in tryptophan pyrrolase mRNA levels between naive C57 and CBA mice. Tryptophan pyrrolase mRNA levels were increased following starvation in C57 mice and following glucocorticoid administration in both C57 ...
A catalytically active tryptophan radical has been demonstrated to be involved in the long-range electron transfer to the heme cofactor of lignin peroxidase (LiP) from Phanerochaete chrysosporium although no direct detection by EPR spectroscopy of the tryptophan radical intermediate has been reported to date. An engineering-based approach has been used to manipulate the microenvironment of the redox-active tryptophan site in LiP and Coprinus cinereus Peroxidase (CiP), allowing the direct evidence of the tryptophan radical species. In light of the newly available EPR experimental data, we performed a quantum mechanical/molecular mechanics computational study to characterize the tryptophan radicals in the above protein matrices as well as in pristine LiP. The nature of the tryptophan radicals is discussed together with the analysis of their environment with the aim of understanding the different behavior of pristine LiP in comparison with that of LiP and CiP variants ...
1MPD: MALTODEXTRIN-BINDING PROTEIN (MALTOSE-BINDING PROTEIN) MUTANT, WITH ARGININE REPLACING TRYPTOPHAN AT POSITION 230 (TRP-230-ARG), COMPLEXED WITH MALTOSE
We observed that repeated exposure to SEB increased the expression of CD152 on SEB-specific Foxp3+CD25+CD4+ T cells and provided the cells with the capacity to regulate and control the strong primary T cell response stimulated by SEB. This regulatory function was dependent on the activation of tryptophan catabolism and could be inhibited by neutralization of CD152-B7 interactions. In addition, we also observed that CD11c+ DC from unresponsive animals acquired regulatory activity through CD152-mediated stimulation of tryptophan catabolism. DC isolated from normal or IFN-γ-deficient BALB/c mice were equally effective in up-regulating the molecule as well as in inducing tryptophan catabolism following CD152-Ig exposure. These results, in agreement with previous observations made by others (19), indicated that IFN-γ signaling was not necessary for IDO expression and activity. We conclude that repeated TCR-mediated stimulation of Foxp3+CD25+CD4+ T regulatory cells within a short period of time ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Tryptophan-free human PNP reveals catalytic site interactions. AU - Ghanem, Mahmoud. AU - Saen-oon, Suwipa. AU - Zhadin, Nickolay. AU - Wing, Corin. AU - Cahill, Sean M.. AU - Schwartz, Steven D.. AU - Callender, Robert. AU - Schramm, Vern L.. PY - 2008/3/11. Y1 - 2008/3/11. N2 - Human purine nucleoside Phosphorylase (PNP) is a homotrimer, containing three nonconserved tryptophan residues at positions 16, 94, and 178, all remote from the catalytic site. The Tip residues were replaced with Tyr to produce Trp-free PNP (Leuko-PNP). Leuko-PNP showed near-normal kinetic properties. It was used (1) to determine the tautomeric form of guanine that produces strong fluorescence when bound to PNP, (2) for thermodynamic binding analysis of binary and ternary complexes with substrates, (3) in temperature-jump perturbation of complexes for evidence of multiple conformational complexes, and (4) to establish the ionization state of a catalytic site tyrosine involved in phosphate nucleophile ...
The signalling molecule indole occurs in significant amounts in the mammalian intestinal tract and regulates diverse microbial processes, including bacterial motility, biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance and host cell invasion. In Escherichia coli, the enzyme tryptophanase (TnaA) produces indole from tryptophan, but it is not clear what determines how much indole E. coli can produce and excrete, making it difficult to interpret experiments that investigate the biological effects of indole at high concentrations. Here, we report that the final yield of indole depends directly, and perhaps solely, on the amount of exogenous tryptophan. When supplied with a range of tryptophan concentrations, E. coli converted this amino acid into an equal amount of indole, up to almost 5 mM, an amount well within the range of the highest concentrations so far examined for their physiological effects. Indole production relied heavily on the tryptophan-specific transporter TnaB, even though the alternative transporters
TY - JOUR. T1 - Impact of cholesterol lowering treatment on plasma kynurenine and tryptophan concentrations in chronic kidney disease. T2 - Relationship with oxidative stress improvement. AU - Zinellu, A.. AU - Sotgia, S.. AU - Mangoni, A. A.. AU - Sanna, M.. AU - Satta, A. E.. AU - Carru, C.. PY - 2015/2/1. Y1 - 2015/2/1. N2 - Background and aim: Tryptophan (Trp) degradation via indoleamine (2,3)-dioxygenase (IDO), with consequent increased in kynurenine (Kyn) concentrations, has been proposed as marker of immune system activation. Oxidative stress (OS) might contribute to the pro-inflammatory state in chronic kidney disease (CKD) through the activation of NF-kB, with consequent activation and recruitment of immune cells. Methods and results: Serum concentrations of Trp and Kyn, oxidative stress indices malondialdehyde (MDA) and allantoin/uric acid (All/UA) ratio and anti-oxidant amino acid taurine were measured in 30 CKD patients randomized to 40mg/day simvastatin (group 1), ...
The natural course of sexually transmitted infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis varies between individuals. In addition to parasite and host effects, the vaginal microbiota might play a key role in the outcome of C. trachomatis infections. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), known for its anti-chlamydial properties, activates the expression of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) in epithelial cells, an enzyme that catabolizes the amino acid L- tryptophan into N-formylkynurenine, depleting the host cells pool of tryptophan. Although C. trachomatis is a tryptophan auxotroph, urogenital strains (but not ocular strains) have been shown in vitro to have the ability to produce tryptophan from indole using the tryptophan synthase (trpBA) gene. It has been suggested that indole producing bacteria from the vaginal microbiota could influence the outcome of Chlamydia infection. We used two in vitro models (treatment with IFN-γ or direct limitation of tryptophan), to study the effects of direct rescue by the addition
Breakdown of tryptophan to kynurenine by the enzyme indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) inhibits T cell responses and promotes immune tolerance. Tryptophan degradation by IDO in tumor cells is associated with immune evasion and increased tumor growth (see commentary by Prendergast). Thus, better understanding of how tryptophan catabolism affects immune responses might help to develop anticancer therapies. Opitz et al. found that cultured human glioma cell lines and glioma-initiating cells degraded tryptophan and produced large quantities of kynurenine. Knockdown of IDO isoforms in these cells had no effect on tryptophan metabolism; rather, knockdown of another tryptophan-degrading enzyme, TDO, blocked production of kynurenine. Immunohistochemical analysis showed that the abundance of TDO correlated with malignancy in human brain tumors. The amount of kynurenine produced by glioma cells correlated with inhibition of the proliferation of cocultured T cells. Knockdown of TDO in glioma cells restored ...
Forty single gene mutations in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii were isolated based on resistance to the compound 5-methyl anthranilic acid (5-MAA). In other organisms, 5-MAA is converted to 5-methyltryptophan (5-MT) and 5-MT is a potent inhibitor of anthranilate synthase, which catalyzes the first committed step in tryptophan biosynthesis. The mutant strains fall into two phenotypic classes based on the rate of cell division in the absence of 5-MAA. Strains with class I mutations divide more slowly than wild-type cells. These 17 mutations map to seven loci, which are designated MAA1 to MAA7. Strains with class II mutations have generation times indistinguishable from wild-type cells, and 7 of these 23 mutations map to loci defined by class I mutations. The remainder of the class II mutations map to 9 other loci, which are designated MAA8-MAA16. The maa5-1 mutant strain excretes high levels of anthranilate and phenylalanine into the medium. In this strain, four enzymatic activities in the tryptophan ...
DAVID A. BENDER; The Effect of Single and Repeated Administration of Chlorpromazine on Serum Tryptophan and Albumin Binding of Tryptophan in the Rat. Biochem Soc Trans 1 February 1975; 3 (1): 115-117. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bst0030115. Download citation file:. ...
Subunits: Tryptophan synthase typically exists as an α-ββ-α complex. The α and β subunits have molecular masses of 27 and 43 kDa respectively. The α subunit has a TIM barrel conformation. The β subunit has a fold type II conformation and a binding site adjacent to the active site for monovalent cations.[10] Their assembly into a complex leads to structural changes in both subunits resulting in reciprocal activation. There are two main mechanisms for intersubunit communication. First, the COMM domain of the β-subunit and the α-loop2 of the α-subunit interact. Additionally, there are interactions between the αGly181 and βSer178 residues.[11] The active sites are regulated allosterically and undergo transitions between open, inactive, and closed, active, states.[9] Indole-3-glycerol binding site: See image 1. Indole and serine binding site: See image 1. Hydrophobic channel: The α and β active sites are separated by a 25 angstrom long hydrophobic channel contained within the enzyme ...
Tyrosine and tryptophan play critical roles in facilitating proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) processes essential to life. The local protein environment is anticipated to modulate the thermodynamics of amino acid radicals to achieve controlled, unidirectional PCET. Herein, square-wave voltammetry was employed to investigate the electrostatic effects on the redox properties of tryptophan in two variants of the protein azurin. Each variant contains a single redox-active tryptophan, W48 or W108, in a unique and buried protein environment. These tryptophan residues exhibit reversible square-wave voltammograms. A Pourbaix plot, representing the reduction potentials versus pH, is presented for the non-H-bonded W48, which has potentials comparable to those of tryptophan in solution. The reduction potentials of W108 are seen to be increased by more than 100 mV across the same pH range. Molecular dynamics shows that, despite its buried indole ring, the N-H of W108 hydrogen bonds with a water ...
Myeloperoxidase, released by activated phagocytes, forms reactive oxidants by catalysing the reaction of halide and pseudo-halide ions with H2O2. These oxidants have been linked to tissue damage in a range of inflammatory diseases. With physiological levels of halide and pseudo-halide ions, similar amounts of HOCl (hypochlorous acid) and HOSCN (hypothiocyanous acid) are produced by myeloperoxidase. Although the importance of HOSCN in initiating cellular damage via thiol oxidation is becoming increasingly recognized, there are limited data on the reactions of HOSCN with other targets. In the present study, the products of the reaction of HOSCN with proteins has been studied. With albumin, thiols are oxidized preferentially forming unstable sulfenyl thiocyanate derivatives, as evidenced by the reversible incorporation of 14C from HOS14CN. On consumption of the HSA (human serum albumin) free thiol group, the formation of stable 14C-containing products and oxidation of tryptophan residues are ...
Whale, Richard, Beacher, Felix, Golding, Bruno, Gard, Paul and Critchley, Hugo D. (2011) The acute effect of Tryptophan depletion on serum neurotropin levels (BDNF, FGF2 and S100B) in healthy subjects. Psychopharmacology, 213 (2-3). pp. 651-652. ISSN 00333158 Full text not available from this repository ...
The role of tryptophan (Trp17) in immunoreactivity of P1, the diagnostically relevant peptide from a major allergen/antigen of Aspergillus fumigatus, was evaluated by chemically modifying tryptophanyl residue of P1. In BIAcore kinetic studies, unmodified P1 showed a 100-fold higher binding with ABPA (Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis) patients IgG [KD (equilibrium dissociation constant) = 2.74 e−8 ± 0.13 M] than the controls IgG (KD = 2.97 e−6 ± 0.14 M), whereas chemically-modified P1 showed similar binding [KD patients IgG = 3.25 e−7± 0.16 M, KD controls IgG = 3.86 e−7 ± 0.19 M] indicating loss of specific immunoreactivity of P1 on tryptophan modification. Modified P1 showed loss of specific binding to IgE and IgG antibodies of ABPA patients in ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay). The study infers that tryptophan residue (Trp17)) is essential for immunoreactivity of P1. ...
Tryptophan oxygenase (tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase) activity increases immediately before the initiation of actinomycin D production by Streptomyces parvullus. We have attempted to discern whether this increase is due to a release from catabolite repression or to the synthesis of an inducer substance. The standard culture medium (glutamic acid-histidine-fructose medium) used in antibiotic production studies with S. parvullus contains l-glutamate as a major constituent. l-Glutamate is almost totally consumed before the onset of actinomycin D synthesis. The addition of 10 mM l-glutamate at this stage completely abolished actinomycin D production as well as tryptophan oxygenase synthesis. Fourteen amino acids were tested for a similar effect. Of these, l-glutamate and l-aspartate had the most dramatic effect on tryptophan oxygenase and beta-galactosidase (beta-d-galactosidase), another inducible enzyme. Standard glutamic acid-histidine-fructose medium, preincubated for 23 h to remove l-glutamate, allowed the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Interferon-alpha-induced changes in tryptophan metabolism. T2 - Relationship to depression and paroxetine treatment. AU - Capuron, Lucile. AU - Neurauter, Gabriele. AU - Musselman, Dominique L.. AU - Lawson, David H.. AU - Nemeroff, Charles B.. AU - Fuchs, Dietmar. AU - Miller, Andrew H.. PY - 2003/11/1. Y1 - 2003/11/1. N2 - Background: Tryptophan (TRP) degradation into kynurenine (KYN) by the enzyme, indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase, during immune activation may contribute to development of depressive symptoms during interferon (IFN)-α therapy. Methods: Twenty-six patients with malignant melanoma were randomly assigned in double-blind fashion to receive either placebo or paroxetine, beginning 2 weeks before IFN-α treatment and continuing for the first 12 weeks of IFN-α therapy. At treatment initiation and at 2, 4, and 12 weeks of IFN-α treatment, measurements of TRP, KYN, and neopterin (a marker of immune activation), were obtained, along with structured assessments of ...
Fiore C.E.; Malatino L.S.; Petrone G., 1979: Differences between plasma tryptophan patterns in endogenous and neurotic depression
The tryptophan operon is a repressible operon that is a permanently turned on. Evidence for transcription antitermination control of. Rather, multicopy tnac plasmids inhibited induction by preventing tryptophaninduced transcription. We hypothesize that a tryptophan activated antiterminator protein mediates induction by suppressing the rhodependent termination sites in the leader region, thus allowing transcription to proceed into the tna operon structural gene region. C turned off only when glucose is present in the growth medium. Tryptophan is one of the 20 amino acids out of which all proteins are made. Expression of the tryptophanase tna operon in escherichia coli is regulated by catabolite repression and tryptophaninduced transcription antitermination. Transcription of the trp operon in lactococcus lactis is. Using available experimental data as a training set, we developed a program for prediction of attenuators named lllm 7, 38 and applied it to the analysis of upstream regions of ...
Although currently available for purchase, in 1989 a large outbreak (1500 cases of permanent disability including at least 37 deaths) of a disabling autoimmune illness called eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) was traced by some epidemiological studies[33][34][35] to L-tryptophan supplied by a Japanese manufacturer, Showa Denko KK.[36] It was further hypothesized that one or more trace impurities produced during the manufacture of tryptophan may have been responsible for the EMS outbreak.[37][38] However, many people who consumed Showa Denko L-tryptophan did not develop EMS and cases of EMS have occurred prior to and after the 1989 epidemic. Furthermore the methodology used in the initial epidemiological studies has been criticized.[39][40] An alternative explanation for the 1989 EMS outbreak is that large doses of tryptophan produce metabolites which inhibit the normal degradation of histamine and excess histamine in turn has been proposed to cause EMS.[41] Most tryptophan was banned from sale ...
Catalyzes the first and rate limiting step of the catabolism of the essential amino acid tryptophan along the kynurenine pathway (PubMed:17671174). Involved in the peripheral immune tolerance, contributing to maintain homeostasis by preventing autoimmunity or immunopathology that would result from uncontrolled and overreacting immune responses (PubMed:25691885). Tryptophan shortage inhibits T lymphocytes division and accumulation of tryptophan catabolites induces T-cell apoptosis and differentiation of regulatory T-cells (PubMed:25691885). Acts as a suppressor of anti-tumor immunity (PubMed:23103127, PubMed:25157255, PubMed:14502282, PubMed:25691885). Limits the growth of intracellular pathogens by depriving tryptophan (PubMed:25691885). Protects the fetus from maternal immune rejection (PubMed:25691885).
Catalyzes the first and rate limiting step of the catabolism of the essential amino acid tryptophan along the kynurenine pathway (PubMed:17671174). Involved in the peripheral immune tolerance, contributing to maintain homeostasis by preventing autoimmunity or immunopathology that would result from uncontrolled and overreacting immune responses (PubMed:25691885). Tryptophan shortage inhibits T lymphocytes division and accumulation of tryptophan catabolites induces T-cell apoptosis and differentiation of regulatory T-cells (PubMed:25691885). Acts as a suppressor of anti-tumor immunity (PubMed:23103127, PubMed:25157255, PubMed:14502282, PubMed:25691885). Limits the growth of intracellular pathogens by depriving tryptophan (PubMed:25691885). Protects the fetus from maternal immune rejection (PubMed:25691885 ...
Tryptophan 7-halogenase (EC 1.14.19.9, PrnA, RebH) is an enzyme with systematic name L-tryptophan:FADH2 oxidoreductase (7-halogenating). This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction: tryptophan + FADH2 + Cl− + O2 + H+ ⇌ {\displaystyle \rightleftharpoons } 7-chloro-L-tryptophan + FAD + 2 H2O The enzyme can use bromide ions (Br−) in place of chloride (Cl−). Tryptophan 7-halogenase is a member of a class of enzymes known as flavin-dependent halogenases. Prior to tryptophan 7-halogenases discovery, it was thought that all halogen atoms in metabolites were incorporated by the action of haloperoxidases, another class of halogenases dependent on metal centers such as vanadium or heme, or perhydrolases, a class of halogenases that generates peracids that in turn oxidize halide ions to hypohalous acids, which act as halogenating agents. These enzymes halogenate without substrate specificity and regioselectivity. The first tryptophan 7-halogenase was isolated in 1995 by Dairi et al. ...
Exercise raises brain serotonin release and is postulated to cause fatigue in athletes; ingestion of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), by competitively inhibiting tryptophan transport into brain, lowers brain tryptophan uptake and serotonin synthesis and release in rats, and reputedly in humans prevents exercise-induced increases in serotonin and fatigue. This latter effect in humans is disputed. But BCAA also competitively inhibit tyrosine uptake into brain, and thus catecholamine synthesis and release. Since increasing brain catecholamines enhances physical performance, BCAA ingestion could lower catecholamines, reduce performance and thus negate any serotonin-linked benefit. We therefore examined in rats whether BCAA would reduce both brain tryptophan and tyrosine concentrations and serotonin and catecholamine synthesis. Sedentary and exercising rats received BCAA or vehicle orally; tryptophan and tyrosine concentrations and serotonin and catecholamine synthesis rates were measured 1 h later in
An investigation was taken up at Maize Research Station, Agricultural Research Institute, PJTSAU, Hyderabad during 2013-14. F1 material was generated by making crosses between BML 6 × CML 181 and BML 7 × CML 181for introgression of opaque 2 gene from Mexican donor CML181 through molecular breeding approach. The converted quality protein maize BML 6 and BML 7 lines (designated as CB6 and CB7) with increased levels of lysine and tryptophan were crossed in various combinations to select a hybrid with increased lysine, tryptophan and high yield. The performance of elite maize genotypes, donor and derived QPM inbreds and their hybrid combinations were analysed for yield and yield attributing characters. The experiment was designed with three replication following Randomized Block Design. Observations were recorded on twelve quantitative and qualitative traits. Hybrids recorded superior performance to parents with respect to plant height (cm), ear height (cm), number of kernel rows per ear, 100 kernel
It turns out you can buy 5-HTP over the counter, and yes, 5-HTP does cross the BBB. Why not just take supplemental 5-HTP? Actually, its something to consider. Many studies (some of which well get to in a minute) have focused on administration of 5-HTP itself rather than tryptophan, since 5-HTP cant be siphoned away to protein synthesis. But precisely because it cant be diverted to other uses, 5-HTP is about ten times more potent (in its serotonergic effects) than tryptophan. Its also an order of magnitude more toxic than tryptophan and many times more likely to cause serotonin syndrome if taken in conjunction with an adversely interactive drug (e.g., any SSRI). The oral LD50 for 5-HTP in rodents ranges from 243 mg/kg to 1708 mg/kg. The LD50 for tryptophan (oral, rodent) is more like 16 grams/kg. You can safely swallow much more tryptophan than 5-HTP ...
In the past a variety of 18F-labeled aromatic amino acids have been developed, primarily for tumor diagnostics with positron-emission-tomography. Recently tryptophan got high attention, since evidence came up that some tumors exhibit an elevated consumption of it. So far, this amino acid could only be radiofluorinated by unsatisfactory approaches. In the work here, a simpler, 3-step method for a nucleophilic radiosynthesis of L-4-[18F]fluorotryptophan was developed. For this a carbonyl activated precursor was radiofluorinated by isotopic exchange, followed by removal of the activating formyl group by reductive decarbonylation and subsequent hydrolysis of the protecting groups under acidic conditions. First, the influence of positions of fluorine and of the formyl group on the isotopic exchange was examined in several fluoro-1H-indolecarbaldehydes where different protecting groups were attached to the indole nitrogen. Further, a decarbonylation reaction with Rh(PPh3)3 on those molecules was ...
Zuther, K., Mayser, P., Hettwer, U., Wu, W., Spiteller, P., Kindler, B. L. J., Karlovsky, P., Basse, C. W., and Schirawski, J. 2008. The tryptophan aminotransferase Tam1 catalyses the single biosynthetic step for tryptophan-dependent pigment synthesis in Ustilago maydis. Molecular microbiology. 68 (1):152-172. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06144.x ...
Niacin is the only B vitamin that can be synthesized in the liver from the amino acid tryptophan on average, 1 mg of niacin can be synthesized from the ingestion of 60 mg of tryptophan.148-150 In its coenzyme forms, niacin is crucial to energy transfer reactions, particularly the metabolism of glucose, fat, and alcohol.151,152 Niacin s beneficial effects on blood lipids is well-documented.153-166
A double-blind study revealed that participants who took a daily 250mg B6 supplement reported a significant increase in dream content - as measured in dream vividness, bizarreness, emotionality and color. One of the roles of vitamin B6 is to convert the essential amino acid tryptophan into serotonin and niacin. This helps the body regulate appetite, sleep patterns and mood. Low levels of tryptophan are also linked with poor dream recall.. When youre ready to begin the dream-intensity challenge, take your vitamin B6 supplement and then fuel the fire with plenty of tryptophan-rich foods such as:. ...
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is characterized by hamartomatous lesions in various organs and arises due to mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 genes. TSC mutations lead to a range of neurological manifestations including epilepsy, cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and brain lesions that include cortical tubers. There is evidence that seizures arise at or near cortical tubers, but it is unknown why some tubers are epileptogenic while others are not. We have previously reported increased tryptophan metabolism measured with α[(11)C]-methyl-l-tryptophan (AMT) positron emission tomography (PET) in epileptogenic tubers in approximately two-thirds of patients with tuberous sclerosis and intractable epilepsy ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Fluorescence analysis of calmodulin mutants containing tryptophan. T2 - Conformational changes induced by calmodulin-binding peptides from myosin light chain kinase and protein kinase II. AU - Prendergast, Franklyn G.. PY - 1991. Y1 - 1991. N2 - Peptide-induced conformational changes in five isofunctional mutants of calmodulin (CaM), each bearing a single tryptophan residue either at the seventh position of each of the four calcium-binding loops (i.e., amino acids 26, 62, 99, and 135) or in the central helix (amino acid 81) were studied by using fluorescence spectroscopy. The peptides RS20F and RS20CK correspond to CaM-binding amino acid sequence segments of either nonmuscle myosin light chain kinase (nmMLCK) or calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMPK-II), respectively. Both steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence data were collected from the various peptide-CaM complexes. Steady-state fluorescence intensity measurements indicated that, in the presence of an excess of ...
We have previously shown that the high-affinity streptavidin (SA)-biotin interaction enhanced the initial integrin-mediated adhesion of biotinylated endothelial cells to SA-coated surface by serving as an extrinsic bond to stabilize and enhance the intrinsic fibronectin-integrin binding between the cell and surface. However, the SA-biotin interaction produced considerable detachment by cohesive failure of the membrane. In this study, we examined the hypothesis that reducing the SA-biotin bond affinity could reduce cohesive failure without reducing overall cell detachment. Two mutants of SA, W120F and W120A in which the tryptophan residue at position 120 of the SA molecule was substituted by phenylalanine and alanine, respectively, were characterized and tested in cell adhesion experiments. The binding affinity (K(A)) of SA to adsorbed biotin-labeled bovine serum albumin (b-BSA) ranged from 5.2+/-0.1 x 10(10)M(-1) for wild-type to 3.3+/-0.2 x 10(9)M(-1) for W120F and 4.1+/-1.0 x 10(6)M(-1) for ...
By now, youve probably forgotten about the post -thanksgiving stupor characterized (if you can recall) by glassy eyes, protruding tummy, and overwhelming urge to (yawn!) take a nice nap.. You may have heard over the years that turkeys soporific effect is caused by tryptophan, an essential amino acid. Since the body cant make tryptophan, it must be provided by diet. Tryptophan is used to produce niacin and seratonin, a brain chemical that enhances mood and well-being. Sadly, the amount of trytophan in turkey is slightly less than found in chicken. The turkey/tryptophan connection probably has more to do with the amount of carbs than that the turkey effect. ...
Serotonin helps regulate mood, out look, general sense of wellness, behaviour, and it reduces appetite. In fact, because 5HTP increases serotonin, its been compared to antidepressants like Prozac for its ability to alleviate depression. Serotonin is released in your gut and brain in response to digestive fullness. This creates a feeling of satiety which helps regulate your appetite. Because a deficiency of serotonin can lead to overeating and obesity it is important to keep your serotonin up naturally. Eating turkey is one way to do this. In fact there is a connection between stress and overeating. In part your body is trying to calm itself by releasing serotonin. If you lack the essential amino acid Tryptophan you can become deficient in serotonin. And a lack of serotonin can cause you to overeat. This then can create a negative cycle of depression and over eating. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Relationship between L-tryptophan uptake and L-tryptophan, 2,3-dioxygenase activity in rat hepatocytes. AU - Saito, Kuniaki. AU - Ohta, Y.. AU - Nagamura, Y.. AU - Sasaki, E.. AU - Ishiguro, I.. PY - 1990/2/7. Y1 - 1990/2/7. N2 - The relationship between L-tryptophan uptake and tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase activity in hepatocytes was examined and compared with the change of hepatic L-leucine, L-phenylalanine, and L-tyrosine uptakes using isolated hepatocytes of rats in which the oxygenase was induced with L-tryptophan or hydrocortisone. In L-tryptophan- or hydrocortisone-treated rat hepatocytes, the rate of L-tryptophan uptake into hepatocytes via the saturable high-affinity transport component significantly increased but the hepatic uptake rate of L-leucine did not change at all. In hydrocortisone-treated rat hepatocytes, a little stimulated hepatic uptake of L-phenylalanine or L-tyrosine was observed. In the stimulated hepatic uptake of L-tryptophan via the high-affinity ...
Tryptophan catabolism by cells expressing IDO is something of an enigma and has resulted in speculation as to why the body requires two enzymes with different tissue specificities to degrade the rarest essential amino acid [5, 34]. The inability of IDO to be induced by its own substrate exemplifies this puzzle. While IDOs role in controlling intracellular pathogens is well documented, there is little understanding of the reasons for IDO expression at sites in the body unlikely to be related to this function, such as the epididymis. The data we present here reveal that IDO expression is an important determinant of the way in which cells interact with their extracellular environment in vitro. In particular, cell adhesion is altered dramatically by overexpressing IDO in cells which do not otherwise express it, or inhibiting IDO expression in cells in which it is naturally induced following cell passage. Specifically, overexpression of IDO in RAW and MC57 cells resulted in the growth of macroscopic ...
Leptospira immunoglobulin-like (Lig) proteins including LigA and LigB are adhesins that bind to fibronectin, collagen, laminin and elastin. In addition, Lig proteins are fibrinogen (Fg)-binding proteins, although the physiological role of the Lig-Fg interaction is unclear. In this study, a previously identified Fg-binding region, LigBCen2 (amino acids 1014-1165 of LigB), has been further localized to LigBCen2R, which consists of the partial 11th and entire 12th Ig-like domain (amino acids 1014-1119). LigBCen2R was found to bind to the C-terminal αC domain of Fg (FgαCC; amino acids 392-644 in Fg α chain; isothermal titration calorimetry, K(D) = 0.375 µM; fluorescence spectrometry, K(D) = 0.364 µM). The quenching and blue shift observed for the maximum wavelength intensities of the tryptophan fluorescence spectra for FgαCCY570W upon LigBCen2RW1073C binding suggested an RGD motif close to the sole tryptophan on FgαCCY570W was buried in LigBCen2R upon saturation with FgαCC. A conformational change
The effects of the serotonin (5-HT) precursor L-tryptophan on MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine)-induced inhibition of dorsal raphe neuronal firing were characterized using extracellular single-unit recording and microdialysis techniques in the in vitro midbrain slice preparation. Pretreatment with L-tryptophan (100 microM) lowered the doses of MDMA required to inhibit unit activity. Based upon IC50 values, L-tryptophan increased the potency of MDMA by approximately 3-fold. In a parallel series of experiments, microdialysis probes resting on the brain slice surface provided a means to estimate 5-HT release from the dorsal raphe nucleus. Pretreatment with L-tryptophan increased MDMA-induced 5-HT release in a manner consistent with the suppression of dorsal raphe cell firing: compared to untreated preparations, peak 5-HT release, total release and the duration of release were all increased. Taken together, these data suggest that the enhancement by L-tryptophan of MDMA-induced 5-HT release ...
L-Tryptophan is an amino acid found in turkey that is a natural sedative. (Tryptophan helps the body produce the B-vitamin, niacin, which, in turn, helps the body produce serotonin. Serotonin calms the brain and plays a key role in sleep.) When people talk about how eating turkey makes you sleepy or the nap theyll be ready to take directly after their Thanksgiving meal, theyre usually referring to the effect most people attribute to tryptophan.. Ive recently become interested in the chemical reactions that occur inside your body when you eat different foods, thanks to Tim Ferris and his explanation of how the body metabolizes starches and sugars in The 4 Hour Body. As a result, I started wondering if there were ways we could control our sleepy reaction to eating turkey and avoid the seemingly-unavoidable post-meal Thanksgiving food coma. I figured maybe there are foods or other dietary supplements that will reverse or counteract the effects of tryptophan. What I quickly found when I began my ...
Instrumentation has been developed to detect rapidly the polarization of tryptophan fluorescence from single muscle fibers in rigor, relaxation, and contraction. The polarization parameter (P⊥) obtained by exiciting the muscle tryptophans with light polarized perpendicular to the long axis of the muscle fiber had a magnitude P⊥ (relaxation) , P⊥ (contraction) , P⊥ (rigor) for the three types of muscle fibers examined (glycerinated rabbit psoas, glycerinated dorsal longitudinal flight muscle of Lethocerus americanus, and live semitendinosus of Rana pipiens). P⊥ from single psoas fibers in rigor was found to increase as the sarcomere length increased but in relaxed fibers P⊥ was independent of sarcomere length. After rigor, pyrophosphate produced little or no change in P⊥, but following an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-containing solution, pyrophosphate produced a value of P⊥ that fell between the contraction and relaxation values. Sinusoidal or square wave oscillations of the ...
Klebsiella aerogenes utilized aromatic amino acids as sole sources of nitrogen but not as sole sources of carbon. K. aerogenes abstracted the alpha-amino group of these compounds by transamination and excreted the arylpyruvate portions into the medium. When tryptophan was utilized as the sole source …
The effect of binding the Trp-free motor domain mutant of Dictyostelium discoideum, rabbit skeletal muscle myosin S1, and tropomyosin on the dynamics and conformation of actin filaments was characterized by an analysis of steady- state tryptophan phosphorescence spectra and phosphorescence decay kinetics over a temperature range of 140-293 K. The binding of the Trp-free motor domain mutant of D. discoideum to actin caused red shifts in the phosphorescence spectrum of two internal Trp residues of actin and affected the intrinsic lifetime of each emitter, decreasing by roughly twofold the short phosphorescence lifetime components (t 1 and t 2) and increasing by ;20% the longest component (t3). The alteration of actin phosphorescence by the motor protein suggests that i), structural changes occur deep down in the core of actin and that ii), subtle changes in conformation appear also on the surface but in regions distant from the motor domain binding site. When actin formed complexes with skeletal ...
The dispute, which is better with supplements, has been going on for some time. Some users say that 5-HTP guarantees better results in terms of improving mood. Others, however, believe that L-tryptophan has a stronger effect on sleep regulation. Below are a few facts in that matter.. One of the things to consider when deciding L-Tryptophan or 5-HTP supplementation is that 5-HTP is so effective that your body can start to build tolerance after some time. This has not yet been proven by researchers, but theoretically can occur after long-term use of 5-HTP. L-tryptophan on the other hand, although more subtle in its effects, may be safer and healthier for long-term use. L-tryptophan supplements are also less likely to interact with drugs than 5-HTP.. ...
The large neutral amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan are precursors of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin and their availability in the brain may influence neurotransmission. Disturbed neurotransmitter systems, such as the dopaminergic, noradrenergic and serotoninergic systems are implicated in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).. The primary aim of this study is to outline the findings/evidence from different investigations in vitro, concerning aberrant amino acid (tyrosine, tryptophan and alanine) transport in fibroblasts obtained from patients with schizophrenia and their relatives, bipolar-I disorder, autism and ADHD disorders.. The outlines of the findings presented in this study provide evidence that amino acids, tyrosine and tryptophan are strongly involved in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism and ADHD.. ...