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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238722/hormetic-modulation-of-hepatic-insulin-sensitivity-by-advanced-glycation-end-products
#1
Nelly T Fabre, Karina Thieme, Karolline S Silva, Sérgio Catanozi, Ana Mercedes Cavaleiro, Danilo A C Pinto, Maristela M Okamoto, Mychel Raony P T Morais, Bárbara Falquetto, Telma M Zorn, Ubiratan F Machado, Marisa Passarelli, Maria Lúcia Correa-Giannella
Because of the paucity of information regarding metabolic effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on liver, we evaluated effects of AGEs chronic administration in (1) insulin sensitivity; (2) hepatic expression of genes involved in AGEs, glucose and fat metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation and; (3) hepatic morphology and glycogen content. Rats received intraperitoneally albumin modified (AlbAGE) or not by advanced glycation for 12 weeks. AlbAGE induced whole-body insulin resistance concomitantly with increased hepatic insulin sensitivity, evidenced by activation of AKT, inactivation of GSK3, increased hepatic glycogen content, and decreased expression of gluconeogenesis genes...
February 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237723/androgen-mediated-regulation-of-skeletal-muscle-protein-balance
#2
REVIEW
Michael L Rossetti, Jennifer L Steiner, Bradley S Gordon
Androgens significantly alter muscle mass in part by shifting protein balance in favor of net protein accretion. During various atrophic conditions, the clinical impact of decreased production or bioavailability of androgens (termed hypogonadism) is important as a loss of muscle mass is intimately linked with survival outcome. While androgen replacement therapy increases muscle mass in part by restoring protein balance, this is not a comprehensive treatment option due to potential side effects. Therefore, an understanding of the mechanisms by which androgens alter protein balance is needed for the development of androgen-independent therapies...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237722/dapper1-attenuates-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-and-lipogenesis-by-activating-pi3k-akt-signaling
#3
Jian-Ren Kuang, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Wei-Ling Leng, Xiao-Tian Lei, Zi-Wen Liang
Studies have shown that hepatic insulin resistance, a disorder of glucose and lipid metabolism, plays a vital role in type 2 diabetes (T2D). To clarify the function of Dapper1 in glucose and lipid metabolism in the liver, we investigated the relationships between Dapper1 and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)- and Ca(2+)-mediated activation of PI3K/Akt. We observed a reduction in hepatic Dapper1 in db/db (mice that are homozygous for a spontaneous diabetes mutation) and HFD-induced diabetic mice with T2D. Hepatic overexpression of Dapper1 improved hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and fatty liver...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237721/cytoprotective-effect-of-kaempferol-against-palmitic-acid-induced-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-death-through-modulation-of-autophagy-via-ampk-mtor-signaling-pathway
#4
Ritu Varshney, Sumeet Gupta, Partha Roy
Lipotoxicity of pancreatic β-cells is the pathological manifestation of obesity-linked type II diabetes. We intended to determine the cytoprotective effect of kaempferol on pancreatic β-cells undergoing apoptosis in palmitic acid (PA)-stressed condition. The data showed that kaempferol treatment increased cell viability and anti-apoptotic activity in PA-stressed RIN-5F cells and murine pancreatic islets. Furthermore, kaempferol's ability to instigate autophagy was illustrated by MDC-LysoTracker red staining and TEM analysis which corroborated well with the observed increase in LC3 puncta and LC3-II protein expressions along with the concomitant decline in p62 expression...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237720/11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-and-pregnancy-role-in-the-timing-of-labour-onset-and-in-myometrial-contraction
#5
Francesco Damiani, Sofia Makieva, Sara F Rinaldi, Lei Hua, Paola Marcolongo, Felice Petraglia, Jane E Norman
Glucocorticoids play a primary role in the maturation of fetal organs and may contribute to the onset of labour. Glucocorticoid activity depends on the 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase family (11β-HSDs), catalysing the interconversion between "active" cortisol into inactive cortisone. No definitive study exists on 11β-HSD expression profile in human decidua and myometrium during pregnancy. We investigated the implications of 11β-HSD1 in the regulation of uterine activity in pregnancy, examining its role on contraction of a myocyte cell line and murine 11β-hsd1 levels in utero...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237719/il-1%C3%AE-directly-suppress-ghrelin-mrna-expression-in-ghrelin-producing-cells
#6
Mika Bando, Hiroshi Iwakura, Yoko Ueda, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Hidefumi Inaba, Yasushi Furukawa, Hiroto Furuta, Masahiro Nishi, Takashi Akamizu
In animal models, ghrelin production is suppressed by LPS administration. To elucidate the detailed molecular mechanisms involved in the phenomenon, we investigated the effects of LPS and LPS-inducible cytokines, including TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6, on the expression of ghrelin in the ghrelin-producing cell line MGN3-1. These cells expressed IL-1R, and IL-1β significantly suppressed ghrelin mRNA levels. The suppressive effects of IL-1β were attenuated by knockdown of IKKβ, suggesting the involvement of the NF-κB pathway...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237718/endogenous-beta-cell-cart-regulates-insulin-secretion-and-transcription-of-beta-cell-genes
#7
L Shcherbina, A Edlund, J L S Esguerra, M Abels, Y Zhou, E Ottosson-Laakso, C B Wollheim, O Hansson, L Eliasson, N Wierup
Impaired beta-cell function is key to the development of type 2 diabetes. Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) is an islet peptide with insulinotropic and glucagonostatic properties. Here we studied the role of endogenous CART in beta-cell function. CART silencing in INS-1 (832/13) beta-cells reduced insulin secretion and production, ATP levels and beta-cell exocytosis. This was substantiated by reduced expression of several exocytosis genes, as well as reduced expression of genes important for insulin secretion and processing...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235578/therapeutic-applications-of-thyroid-hormone-analogues-in-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-rth-syndromes
#8
Stefan Groeneweg, Robin P Peeters, Theo J Visser, W Edward Visser
Thyroid hormone (TH) is crucial for normal development and metabolism of virtually all tissues. TH signaling is predominantly mediated through binding of the bioactive hormone 3,3',5-triiodothyronine (T3) to the nuclear T3-receptors (TRs). The intracellular TH levels are importantly regulated by transporter proteins that facilitate the transport of TH across the cell membrane and by the three deiodinating enzymes. Defects at the level of the TRs, deiodinases and transporter proteins result in resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) syndromes...
February 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232089/generation-of-kisspeptin-responsive-gnrh-neurons-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#9
Ariel Poliandri, Duncan Miller, Sasha Howard, Muriel Nobles, Gerard Ruiz-Babot, Stephen Harmer, Andrew Tinker, Tristan McKay, Leonardo Guasti, Leo Dunkel
GnRH neurons are fundamental for reproduction in all vertebrates, integrating all reproductive inputs. The inaccessibility of human GnRH-neurons has been a major impediment to studying the central control of reproduction and its disorders. Here, we report the efficient generation of kisspeptin responsive GnRH-secreting neurons by directed differentiation of human Embryonic Stem Cells and induced-Pluripotent Stem Cells derived from a Kallman Syndrome patient and a healthy family member. The protocol involves the generation of intermediate Neural Progenitor Cells (NPCs) through long-term Bone morphogenetic protein 4 inhibition, followed by terminal specification of these NPCs in media containing Fibroblast Growth Factor 8 and a NOTCH inhibitor...
February 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232053/how-thyroid-hormone-regulates-transformation-of-larval-epithelial-cells-into-adult-stem-cells-in-the-amphibian-intestine
#10
Atsuko Ishizuya-Oka
In the amphibian intestine during metamorphosis, a small number of larval epithelial cells dedifferentiate into adult stem cells that newly form the adult epithelium analogous to the mammalian counterpart, while most of them undergo apoptosis. Because this larval-to-adult intestinal remodeling can be experimentally induced by thyroid hormone (TH) both in vivo and in vitro, TH response genes identified in the Xenopus intestine provide us valuable clues to investigating how adult stem cells and their niche are formed during postembryonic development...
February 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223148/stat3-activation-in-infection-and-infection-associated-cancer
#11
Rong Lu, Yong-Guo Zhang, Jun Sun
The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators for transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway plays crucial roles in regulating apoptosis, proliferation, differentiation, and the inflammatory response. The JAK/STAT families are composed of four JAK family members and seven STAT family members. STAT3 plays a key role in inducing and maintaining a pro-carcinogenic inflammatory microenvironment. Recent evidence suggests that STAT3 regulates diverse biological functions in pathogenesis of diseases, such as infection and cancer...
February 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219738/ulipristal-acetate-administration-at-mid-cycle-changes-gene-expression-profiling-of-endometrial-biopsies-taken-during-the-receptive-period-of-the-human-menstrual-cycle
#12
Saúl Lira-Albarrán, Marta Durand, Marco F Larrea-Schiavon, Leticia González, David Barrera, Claudia Vega, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez, Claudia Rangel, Fernando Larrea
The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of mid-cycle administration of Ulipristal acetate (UPA) on gene expression in endometrial biopsies taken during the receptive phase of the cycle. Fourteen healthy menstruating women were studied during 14 control non-treated and 12 treated cycles with a single dose of 30 mg UPA when follicle diameter reached 20 mm. Ovulation in both treated and control cycles was confirmed by serial determinations of serum LH, progesterone and vaginal ultrasound. An endometrial biopsy at day LH+7, in each cycle, was taken for RNA microarray and qPCR analysis or prepared for histological and immunohistochemistry studies...
February 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216438/porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-induces-pro-inflammatory-adipokine-secretion-and-oxidative-stress-by-regulating-toll-like-receptor-mediated-signaling-pathways-and-redox-enzymes-in-adipocytes
#13
Fanny Le Sage, Olivier Meilhac, Marie-Paule Gonthier
Gut microbiota LPS contributes to obesity-related chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, promoting insulin resistance. Periodontal disease also represents a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and is associated with obesity. This study compared the effect of LPS from P. gingivalis periodontopathogen and E. coli enterobacteria on inflammatory adipokine secretion and redox status of 3T3-L1 adipocytes. We found that both LPS activated TLR2- and TLR4-mediated signaling pathways involving MyD88 adaptor and NFκB transcription factor, leading to an increased secretion of leptin, resistin, IL-6 and MCP-1...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219737/membrane-androgen-receptor-characteristics-of-human-zip9-slc39a-zinc-transporter-in-prostate-cancer-cells-androgen-specific-activation-and-involvement-of-an-inhibitory-g-protein-in-zinc-and-map-kinase-signaling
#14
Peter Thomas, Yefei Pang, Jing Dong
Characteristics of novel human membrane androgen receptor (mAR), ZIP9 (SLC39A9), were investigated in ZIP9-transfected PC-3 cells (PC3-ZIP9). Ligand blot analysis showed plasma membrane [(3)H]-T binding corresponds to the position of ZIP9 on Western blots which suggests ZIP9 can bind [(3)H]-T alone, without a protein partner. Progesterone antagonized testosterone actions, blocking increases in zinc, Erk phosphorylation and apoptosis, further evidence that ZIP9 is specifically activated by androgens. Pre-treatment with GTPγS and pertussis toxin decreased plasma membrane [(3)H]-T binding and blocked testosterone-induced increases in Erk phosphorylation and intracellular zinc, indicating ZIP9 is coupled to an inhibitory G protein (Gi) that mediates both MAP kinase and zinc signaling...
February 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216439/role-of-thyroid-hormone-in-hepatic-gene-regulation-chromatin-remodeling-and-autophagy
#15
Brijesh Kumar Singh, Rohit Anthony Sinha, Kenji Ohba, Paul Michael Yen
Thyroid hormone (TH) actions on development and metabolism have been studied ever since the discovery of thyroxine almost a century ago. Initial studies focused on the physiological and biochemical actions of TH. Later, the cloning of the thyroid hormone receptor (THR) isoforms and the development of techniques enabled the study of TH regulation of complex cellular processes (such as gene transcription). Recently we found that TH activates secondary transcription factors such as FOXO1, to amplify gene transcription; and also is a potent inducer of autophagy that was critical for fatty acid β-oxidation in the liver...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214591/hyperglycemia-is-associated-with-reduced-testicular-function-and-activin-dysregulation-in-the-ins2-akita-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
#16
Constanze C Maresch, Dina C Stute, Helen Ludlow, Hans-Peter Hammes, David M de Kretser, Mark P Hedger, Thomas Linn
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is associated with subfertility in men. We hypothesised that this results from inhibitory effects of chronic hyperglycemia on testicular function and used the Ins2(Akita+/-) mouse model to investigate this. Diabetic mice exhibited progressive testicular dysfunction, with a 30% reduction in testis weight at 24 weeks of age. Diabetic mice showed significantly reduced seminiferous tubule diameters and increased spermatogenic disruption, although testes morphology appeared grossly normal. Unexpectedly, serum LH and intra-testicular testosterone were similar in all groups...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214593/jak-stat-pathway-directed-therapy-of-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-inspired-by-functional-and-structural-genomics
#17
REVIEW
Thomas A Waldmann
Abnormal activation of the γc cytokine JAK/STAT signaling pathway assessed by STAT3 or STAT5b phosphorylation was present in a proportion of many T-cell malignancies. Activating mutations of STAT3/STAT5b and JAK1/3 were present in some but not in all cases with constitutive signaling pathway activation. Using shRNA analysis pSTAT malignant T-cell lines were addicted to JAKs/STATs whether they were mutated or not. Activating JAK/STAT mutations were not sufficient to support leukemic cell proliferation but only augmented upstream pathway signals...
February 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214592/role-of-a-p53-polymorphism-in-the-development-of-nonfunctional-pituitary-adenomas
#18
Garima Yagnik, Arman Jahangiri, Rebecca Chen, Jeffrey R Wagner, Manish K Aghi
Non-functional pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are among the commonest intracranial neoplasms. While histologically benign, NFPAs sometimes become large enough to limit therapeutic options and reduce quality of life. Investigations of the molecular etiology of NFPAs have failed to identify prevalent genetic changes and, while a role for p53 has been suggested, TP53 gene alterations have yet to be described in NFPAs. We found that the polymorphism rs1042522:C > G in codon 72 of exon 4 of the TP53 gene, whose C variant produces a proline and is more common in most ethnicities, has a G variant producing an arginine in 79...
February 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212844/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-increases-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-via-crtc2
#19
Yujie Li, Laicheng Wang, Lingyan Zhou, Yongfeng Song, Shizhan Ma, Chunxiao Yu, Jiajun Zhao, Chao Xu, Ling Gao
Epidemiological evidence indicates that thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is positively correlated with abnormal glucose levels. We previously reported that TSH has direct effects on gluconeogenesis. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we observed increased fasting blood glucose and glucose production in a mouse model of subclinical hypothyroidism (only elevated TSH levels). TSH acts via the classical cAMP/PKA pathway and CRTC2 regulates glucose homeostasis. Thus, we explore whether CRTC2 is involved in the process of TSH-induced gluconeogenesis...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212843/natural-extranuclear-androgen-receptor-ligands-as-endocrine-disruptors-of-cancer-cell-growth
#20
Marilena Kampa, George Notas, Elias Castanas
Even though the term endocrine disruption primarily designates environmental chemicals that can interfere with the action of hormones, in recent years it has been extended to include also plant derived compounds that can reach the human body, naturally, or have been identified and studied as alternative pharmaceutical agents. In fact, for a large number of them, their antihormonal action was appreciated by different traditional herbal medicines. In the present review we report the majority of the plant derived compounds that exhibit an antiandrogenic effect and the known mechanisms of action...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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