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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428343/mechanisms-of-autophagy-induction-by-sex-steroids-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#1
Katarzyna Zielniok, Agnieszka Sobolewska, Malgorzata Gajewska
In dairy cattle mammary gland involution serves to remodel the secretory tissue, and occurs in a period of overlap between mammogenic stimulation caused by next developing pregnancy and tissue regression induced by milk stasis. At this time high concentrations of 17β-estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) support regeneration of the mammary tissue, as well as enhance autophagy, a cellular process induced in response to stressful conditions for energy generation and homeostasis maintenance. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms of autophagy induction by E2 and P4 using an in vitro model of involution based on 20-fold reduction of FBS content (from 10% to 0...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420715/role-of-soluble-and-membrane-bound-dipeptidylpeptidase-4-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#2
Ahmed A Hasan, Berthold Hocher
Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most frequent, devastating, and costly complications of diabetes. The available therapeutic approaches are limited. Dipeptidyl peptidase type 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors represent a new class of glucose-lowering drugs that might have in addition reno-protective properties. DPP-4 exists in two forms: a plasma membrane-bound form and a soluble form, and can exert many biological actions mainly through its peptidase activity and interaction with extracellular matrix components. The kidneys have the highest DPP-4 expression level in mammalians...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420714/pancreatic-islet-inflammation-an-emerging-role-for-chemokines
#3
J Jason Collier, Tim E Sparer, Michael D Karlstad, Susan J Burke
Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes exhibit features of inflammation associated with alterations in pancreatic islet function and mass. These immunological disruptions, if unresolved, contribute to the overall pathogenesis of disease onset. This review presents the emerging role of pancreatic islet chemokine production as a critical factor regulating immune cell entry into pancreatic tissue as well as an important facilitator of changes in tissue resident leukocyte activity. Signaling through two specific chemokine receptors (i...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420713/acute-versus-chronic-exposure-to-high-fat-diet-leads-to-distinct-regulation-of-pka
#4
Edra London, Maria Nesterova, Constantine A Stratakis
The cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) is an essential regulator of lipid and glucose metabolism that plays a critical role in energy homeostasis. The impact of diet on PKA signaling has not been defined, although perturbations in individual PKA subunits are associated with changes in adiposity, physical activity, and energy intake in mice and humans. We hypothesized that a high fat diet (HFD) would elicit peripheral and central alterations in the PKA system that would differ depending on length of exposure to HFD; these differences could protect against or promote diet-induced obesity (DIO)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400483/somatic-and-inherited-mutations-in-primary-aldosteronism
#5
Fabio Luiz Fernandes-Rosa, Sheerazed Boulkroun, Maria-Christina Zennaro
Primary aldosteronism (PA), the most common form of secondary hypertension, is caused in the majority of cases by unilateral aldosterone producing adenoma (APA) or bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. In the last years, recurrent somatic mutations in KCNJ5, CACNA1D, ATP1A1, and ATP2B3 were proved to be associated with APA development, explaining more than 50% of sporadic APA. The identification of these mutations have allowed the establishment of a model for APA development involving modifications in the intracellular ionic equilibrium and in the regulation of cell membrane potential, leading to autonomous aldosterone overproduction...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400482/epigenetic-programming-of-the-neuroendocrine-stress-response-by-adult-life-stress
#6
Bart Dirven, Judith Homberg, Tamas Kozicz, Marloes Henckens
The hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is critically involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of stress adaptation, and the restoration of homeostasis following stress exposure. Dysregulation of this axis is associated with stress-related pathologies like major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and chronic anxiety. It has long been understood that stress during early life can have a significant lasting influence on the development of the neuroendocrine system and its neural regulators, partially by modifying epigenetic regulation of gene expression, with implications for health and well-being in later life...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385776/rsk-activation-via-erk-modulates-human-colon-cancer-cells-response-to-pthrp
#7
Natalia Calvo, Pedro Carriere, Maria Julia Martin, Claudia Gentili
Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptide (PTHrP) is associated with several human cancers such as colon carcinoma. This disease is a complex multistep process that involves enhanced cell cycle progression and migration. Recently we obtained evidence that in the human colorectal adenocarcinoma Caco-2 cells, exogenous PTHrP increases the proliferation and positively modulates cell cycle progression via ERK1/2, p38 MAPK and PI3K. The purpose of this study was to explore if the serine/threonine kinase RSK, which is involved in the progress of many cancers and it is emerging as a potential therapeutic target, mediates PTHrP effects on cancer colon cells...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381401/programmed-cell-senescence-il-6-role-in-the-pituitary
#8
Melanie Sapochnik, Mariana Fuertes, Eduardo Arzt
IL-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple pathophysiological functions. As a key factor of the senescence secretome, it can promote tumorigenesis and cell proliferation but also exert tumor suppressive functions, depending on the cellular context. IL-6, as do other cytokines, plays important roles in function, growth and neuroendocrine responses of the anterior pituitary gland. The multiple actions of IL-6 on normal and adenomatous pituitary function, cell proliferation, angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling indicate its importance in the regulation of the anterior pituitary...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373293/lipid-metabolism-and-its-implications-for-type-1-diabetes-associated-cardiomyopathy
#9
Rebecca H Ritchie, Eser J Zerenturk, Darnel Prakoso, Anna C Calkin
Diabetic cardiomyopathy was first defined over four decades ago. It was observed in small post-mortem studies of diabetic patients who suffered from concomitant heart failure despite the absence of hypertension, coronary disease or other likely causal factors, as well as in large population studies such as the Framingham Heart Study. Subsequent studies continue to demonstrate an increased incidence of heart failure in the setting of diabetes independent of established risk factors, suggesting direct effects of diabetes on the myocardium...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356324/insulin-regulated-aminopeptidase-inhibitors-do-not-alter-glucose-handling-in-normal-and-diabetic-rat
#10
Anthony L Albiston, Mauricio Cacador, Puspha Sinnayah, Peta Burns, Siew Yeen Chai
Insulin regulated aminopeptidase (IRAP) co-localises with the glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) in GLUT4 storage vesicles (GSV) in insulin-responsive cells. In response to insulin, IRAP is the only transmembrane enzyme known to translocate together with GLUT4 to the plasma membrane in adipocytes and muscle cells. Although the intracellular region of IRAP is associated with GLUT4 vesicle trafficking, the role of the aminopeptidase activity in insulin responsive cells has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the inhibition of the aminopeptidase activity of IRAP facilitates glucose uptake in insulin responsive cells...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283578/molecular-identification-and-functional-analysis-of-ctrp9-in-epinephelus-coioides
#11
Guokun Yang, Chaobin Qin, Bin Wang, Jirong Jia, Xi Yuan, Caiyun Sun, Wensheng Li
CTRP9 is a member of the C1q/TNF-related protein (CTRP) superfamily and has been studied in mammals, while the comparative studies of CTRP9 in non-mammalian species are still absent. In this study, CTRP9 was isolated and characterized from the orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides). The full length cDNA of CTRP9 was 1378 bp in size with ORF (open reading frame) of 1020 bp which encods a 339 amino acids preprohormone. The mRNA expression of CTRP9 showed a rather high level in the kidney and brain, but low level in other tissues...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250059/netrin-1-restores-cell-injury-and-impaired-angiogenesis-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#12
Ying Xing, Jingbo Lai, Xiangyang Liu, Nana Zhang, Jie Ming, Hengxin Liu, Xi Zhang
Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) represents a common vascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) with high morbidity and disability resulting from amputation. Netrin-1 level was decreased in type 2 DM patients and has been identified as a protective regulator against diabetes-triggered myocardial infarction and nephropathy. Unfortunately, its role and molecular mechanism in DFU remain poorly elucidated. Here, netrin-1 levels were reduced in DM and DFU patients relative to healthy controls, with netrin-1 levels being lowest in DFU patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219936/cardioprotection-of-ischemic-preconditioning-in-rats-involves-upregulating-adiponectin
#13
Hui Wang, Wenjing Wu, Jun Duan, Ming Ma, Wei Kong, Yuannan Ke, Gang Li, Jingang Zheng
It has been reported that ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and adiponectin (APN) are cardioprotective in many cardiovascular disorders. However, whether APN mediates the effect of IPC on myocardial injury has not been elucidated. This study was conducted to investigate whether IPC affects myocardial ischemic injury by increasing APN expression. Male adult rats with cardiac knockdowns of APN and its receptors via intramyocardial small-interfering RNA injection were subjected to IPC and then myocardial infarction (MI) at 24 h post-IPC...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363951/heterotrimeric-g-proteins-in-the-control-of-parathyroid-hormone-actions
#14
REVIEW
Murat Bastepe, Serap Turan, Qing He
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a key regulator of skeletal physiology and calcium and phosphate homeostasis. It acts on bone and kidney to stimulate bone turnover, increase the circulating levels of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D and calcium and inhibit the reabsorption of phosphate from the glomerular filtrate. Dysregulated PTH actions contribute to or are the cause of several endocrine disorders. This calciotropic hormone exerts its actions via binding to the PTH/PTH-related peptide receptor (PTH1R), which couples to multiple heterotrimeric G proteins, including Gs and Gq/11 Genetic mutations affecting the activity or expression of the alpha-subunit of Gs, encoded by the GNAS complex locus, are responsible for several human diseases for which the clinical findings result, at least partly, from aberrant PTH signaling...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258092/impaired-adipose-expansion-caused-by-liver-x-receptor-activation-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#15
Yueting Dong, Zhiye Xu, Ziyi Zhang, Xueyao Yin, Xihua Lin, Hong Li, Fenping Zheng
Liver X receptors (LXR) are deemed as potential drug targets for atherosclerosis, whereas a role in adipose tissue expansion and its relation to insulin sensitivity remains unclear. To assess the metabolic effects of LXR activation by the dual LXRα/β agonist T0901317, C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) were treated with T0901317 (30 mg/kg once daily by intraperitoneal injection) for 3 weeks. Differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes were used for analysing the effect of T0901317 on glucose uptake. The following results were obtained from this study...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213370/promiscuity-among-the-mraps
#16
REVIEW
Adrian J L Clark, Li F Chan
The melanocortin 2 receptor accessory protein (MRAP) was originally discovered to be an essential co-receptor for the ACTH receptor/melanocortin 2 receptor, and it physically interacts with this receptor and is required for receptor trafficking and ligand binding. A related molecule, MRAP2, is mainly expressed in the CNS and appears to have a role with the melanocortin 4 receptor. Consistent with this is the observation that a massively obese phenotype develops when the Mrap2 gene is deleted in mice. However, the characteristics of this phenotype differ from those of Mc4r-deleted mice and suggest that an additional role, possibly resulting from an interaction with other receptors is possible...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196832/gpr55-a-new-promising-target-for-metabolism
#17
REVIEW
Eva Tudurí, Monica Imbernon, Rene Javier Hernández-Bautista, Marta Tojo, Johan Fernø, Carlos Diéguez, Rubén Nogueiras
GPR55 is a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that has been identified as a new cannabinoid receptor. Given the wide localization of GPR55 in brain and peripheral tissues, this receptor has emerged as a regulator of multiple biological actions. Lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) is generally accepted as the endogenous ligand of GPR55. In this review, we will focus on the role of GPR55 in energy balance and glucose metabolism. We will summarize its actions on feeding, nutrient partitioning, gastrointestinal motility and insulin secretion in preclinical models and the scarce data available in humans...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122818/effects-of-g6pc2-deletion-on-body-weight-and-cholesterol-in-mice
#18
Kayla A Boortz, Kristen E Syring, Lynley D Pound, Huan Mo, Lisa Bastarache, James K Oeser, Owen P McGuinness, Joshua C Denny, Richard M O'Brien
Genome-wide association study (GWAS) data have linked the G6PC2 gene to variations in fasting blood glucose (FBG). G6PC2 encodes an islet-specific glucose-6-phosphatase catalytic subunit that forms a substrate cycle with the beta cell glucose sensor glucokinase. This cycle modulates the glucose sensitivity of insulin secretion and hence FBG. GWAS data have not linked G6PC2 to variations in body weight but we previously reported that female C57BL/6J G6pc2-knockout (KO) mice were lighter than wild-type littermates on both a chow and high-fat diet...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087820/emerging-functional-roles-of-nuclear-receptors-in-breast-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Tram B Doan, J Dinny Graham, Christine L Clarke
Nuclear receptors (NRs) have been targets of intensive drug development for decades due to their roles as key regulators of multiple developmental, physiological and disease processes. In breast cancer, expression of the estrogen and progesterone receptor remains clinically important in predicting prognosis and determining therapeutic strategies. More recently, there is growing evidence supporting the involvement of multiple nuclear receptors other than the estrogen and progesterone receptors, in the regulation of various processes important to the initiation and progression of breast cancer...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073818/transcriptional-coregulator-rip140-an-essential-regulator-of-physiology
#20
REVIEW
Jaya Nautiyal
Transcriptional coregulators drive gene regulatory decisions in the transcriptional space. Although transcription factors including all nuclear receptors provide a docking platform for coregulators to bind, these proteins bring enzymatic capabilities to the gene regulatory sites. RIP140 is a transcriptional coregulator essential for several physiological processes, and aberrations in its function may lead to diseased states. Unlike several other coregulators that are known either for their coactivating or corepressing roles, in gene regulation, RIP140 is capable of acting both as a coactivator and a corepressor...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
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