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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441458/cannabinoid-induced-cell-death-in-endometrial-cancer-cells-involvement-of-trpv1-receptors-in-apoptosis
#1
B M Fonseca, G Correia-da-Silva, N A Teixeira
Among a variety of phytocannabinoids, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most promising therapeutic compounds. Besides the well-known palliative effects in cancer patients, cannabinoids have been shown to inhibit in vitro growth of tumor cells. Likewise, the major endocannabinoids (eCBs), anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), induce tumor cell death. The purpose of the present study was to characterize cannabinoid elements and evaluate the effect of cannabinoids in endometrial cancer cell viability...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435821/7-8-dihydroxycoumarin-exerts-antitumor-potential-on-dmba-induced-mammary-carcinogenesis-by-inhibiting-er%C3%AE-pr-egfr-and-igf1r-involvement-of-mapk1-2-jnk1-2-akt-pathway
#2
Abhishek Kumar, Priyashree Sunita, Shivesh Jha, Shakti P Pattanayak
Breast cancer (BC) is a persistent and impulsive metabolic disorder with the highest prevalence in women, worldwide. 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) is a potent polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-based carcinogen producing mammary carcinomas in rats resembling the human hormone-dependent BC. 7,8-Dihydroxycoumarin (78DC) is a coumarin derivative that possesses diversified and favorable pharmacology profile to be considered in anticancer research against various malignancies. The present study was intended to investigate the antiproliferative and chemotherapeutic potentials of 78DC (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg BW) against DMBA (20 mg in olive oil)-induced mammary carcinoma Sprague-Dawley rats...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374374/constant-iodine-intake-through-the-diet-could-improve-hypothyroidism-treatment-a-case-report
#3
Yasmin Lopez, Carlos Franco, Alberto Cepeda, Beatriz Vázquez
Currently, hypothyroidism is usually treated only with drugs; patients are never told that they could regulate their levels of iodine with dietary recommendations in a complementary way. The objective of this work was to explore the effect of a constant iodine intake through the diet in a postmenopausal woman with subclinical grade II hypothyroidism, who also had mild hypercholesterolemia and obesity. Baseline anthropometric nutritional, pharmacological, and habit data were obtained, then the woman was scheduled for 1 month a diet in which she was provided food naturally containing iodine, so that the recommended requirements (iodine 150 μg/day) were met...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352377/difference-of-acute-dissociation-and-1-day-culture-on-the-electrophysiological-properties-of-rat-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#4
Yuanlong Song, Miaomiao Zhang, Xiaoqing Tao, Zifen Xu, Yunjie Zheng, Minjie Zhu, Liangpin Zhang, Jinhan Qiao, Linlin Gao
The dissociated dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons with or without culture were widely used for investigation of their electrophysiological properties. The culture procedures, however, may alter the properties of these neurons and the effects are not clear. In the present study, we recorded the action potentials (AP) and the voltage-gated Na+, K+, and Ca2+ currents with patch clamp technique and measured the mRNA of Nav1.6-1.9 and Cav2.1-2.2 with real-time PCR technique from acutely dissociated and 1-day (1-d) cultured DRG neurons...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288408/muscle-specific-deletion-of-prkaa1-enhances-skeletal-muscle-lipid-accumulation-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#5
Weiche Wu, Ziye Xu, Ling Zhang, Jiaqi Liu, Jie Feng, Xinxia Wang, Tizhong Shan, Yizhen Wang
Excessive intramyocellular triacylglycerols (IMTGs, muscle lipids) are associated with the abnormal energy metabolism and insulin resistance of skeletal muscle. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a crucial cellular energy sensor, consists of α, β and γ subunits. Researchers have not clearly determined whether Prkaa1 (also known as AMPKα1) affects IMTG accumulation in skeletal muscle. Here, we show an important role of Prkaa1 in skeletal muscle lipid metabolism. Deletion of muscle Prkaa1 leads to the delayed development of skeletal muscles but does not affect glucose tolerance or insulin sensitivity in animals fed a normal diet...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243206/ical-and-ito-mediate-rate-dependent-repolarization-in-rabbit-atrial-myocytes
#6
Jian-Wen Hou, Wei Li, Yu-Dong Fei, Yi-He Chen, Qian Wang, Yue-Peng Wang, Yi-Gang Li
Rate-dependent repolarization (RDR) of action potential (AP) in cardiomyocyte plays a critical role in the genesis of arrhythmias and RDR in atrium has been linked with atrial fibrillation. However, detailed studies focusing on the role of RDR in rabbit atrium are scant. In this study, atrial cells were isolated from rabbit heart and rate-dependent property was explored in single atrial cell to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Our results indicated that rate-dependent prolongation was evident at the action potential duration at 20% (APD20) and 50% (APD50) repolarization but not at 90% repolarization (APD90) under control condition...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214526/high-intensity-interval-training-lowers-blood-pressure-and-improves-apelin-and-nox-plasma-levels-in-older-treated-hypertensive-individuals
#7
Mohammad Reza Izadi, Alireza Ghardashi Afousi, Maryam Asvadi Fard, Mohammad Ali Babaee Bigi
Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Apelin levels and NO bioavailability are impaired in older hypertensive patients. Exercise is an effective intervention for treating hypertension. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of high-intensity interval training on blood pressure, apelin, and NOx plasma levels in older treated hypertensive individuals. Thirty treated hypertensive subjects (61.70 ± 5.78 years, 17 males, 13 females) were randomly divided into 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (n = 15) and control (n = 15)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198059/metabolic-effects-of-physiological-levels-of-caffeine-in-myotubes
#8
Jamie K Schnuck, Lacey M Gould, Hailey A Parry, Michele A Johnson, Nicholas P Gannon, Kyle L Sunderland, Roger A Vaughan
Caffeine has been shown to stimulate multiple major regulators of cell energetics including AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII). Additionally, caffeine induces peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α) and mitochondrial biogenesis. While caffeine enhances oxidative metabolism, experimental concentrations often exceed physiologically attainable concentrations through diet. This work measured the effects of low-level caffeine on cellular metabolism and gene expression in myotubes, as well as the dependence of caffeine's effects on the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor beta/delta (PPARβ/δ)...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188496/the-differential-expression-of-novel-circular-rnas-in-an-acute-lung-injury-rat-model-caused-by-smoke-inhalation
#9
Zhiqiang Ye, Xuhui Liu, Yuewu Yang, Xianling Zhang, Ting Yu, Shigeng Li, Yawei Feng, Gangjian Luo
Acute lung injury caused by smoke inhalation is a common severe clinical syndrome. This study aimed to investigate the potential expression of circular RNAs during acute lung injury triggered by smoke inhalation. The acute lung injury rat model was established with smoke inhalation from a self-made smoke generator. The occurrence of acute lung injury was validated by an analysis of the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining of lung tissues. Next-generation sequencing and quantitative PCR were performed to identify the differentially expressed circular RNAs associated with acute lung injury that was caused by smoke inhalation...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164516/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-protects-the-aorta-from-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-collagen-deposition-in-a-rat-model-of-adrenal-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
#10
Yongji Yan, Chao Wang, Yiqin Lu, Huijie Gong, Zhun Wu, Xin Ma, Hongzhao Li, Baojun Wang, Xu Zhang
The number of patients with adrenal aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) has gradually increased. However, even after adenoma resection, some patients still suffer from high systolic blood pressure (SBP), which is possibly due to great arterial remodeling. Moreover, mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) were found to be expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). This study aims to determine whether MR antagonism protects the aorta from aldosterone-induced aortic remolding. Male rats were subcutaneously implanted with an osmotic minipumps and randomly divided into four groups: control; aldosterone (1 μg/h); aldosterone plus a specific MR antagonist, eplerenone (100 mg/kg/day); and aldosterone plus a vasodilator, hydralazine (25 mg/kg/day)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143243/seasonal-variation-and-diet-quality-among-spanish-people-aged-over-55%C3%A2-years
#11
R Aparicio-Ugarriza, C Rumi, R Luzardo-Socorro, J Mielgo-Ayuso, G Palacios, M M Bibiloni, A Julibert, E Argelich, J A Tur, M González-Gross
There is evidence supporting the importance of a healthy diet; however, there are few studies analyzing the seasonal variation of food intake. The present study was aimed to evaluate seasonal variation of food and energy intake in Spanish elderly also to investigate diet quality based on the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) score. From a cross-sectional study, 28 individuals (39% males) aged over 55 years volunteered for a longitudinal follow-up. Dietary assessment was evaluated through 24-h dietary recalls. Energy and nutrient intake were calculated using DIAL software...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098611/early-obesity-leads-to-increases-in-hepatic-arginase-i-and-related-systemic-changes-in-nitric-oxide-and-l-arginine-metabolism-in-mice
#12
Tatsuo Ito, Masayuki Kubo, Kenjiro Nagaoka, Narumi Funakubo, Heri Setiawan, Kei Takemoto, Eri Eguchi, Yoshihisa Fujikura, Keiki Ogino
Obesity is a risk factor for vascular endothelial cell dysfunction characterized by low-grade, chronic inflammation. Increased levels of arginase I and concomitant decreases in L-arginine bioavailability are known to play a role in the pathogenesis of vascular endothelial cell dysfunction. In the present study, we focused on changes in the systemic expression of arginase I as well as L-arginine metabolism in the pre-disease state of early obesity prior to the onset of atherosclerosis. C57BL/6 mice were fed a control diet (CD; 10% fat) or high-fat diet (HFD; 60% fat) for 8 weeks...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980208/calcitriol-concomitantly-enhances-insulin-sensitivity-and-alters-myocellular-lipid-partitioning-in-high-fat-treated-skeletal-muscle-cells
#13
Grace E Jefferson, David M Schnell, D Travis Thomas, Lance M Bollinger
Vitamin D reduces myocellular insulin resistance, but the effects of vitamin D on intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) partitioning are unknown. The purpose of this study was to understand how calcitriol, the active vitamin D metabolite, affects insulin sensitivity and lipid partitioning in skeletal muscle cells. C2C12 myotubes were treated with calcitriol (100 nM) or vehicle control for 96 h. Insulin-stimulated Akt phosphorylation (Thr 308) was determined by western blot. Intramyocellular triacylglycerol (IMTG), diacylglycerol (DAG), and ceramide content were measured by LC/MS...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971334/preventive-effect-of-oleate-on-palmitate-induced-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle-and-its-mechanism-of-action
#14
Hakam Alkhateeb, Esam Qnais
Insulin resistance in skeletal muscle is a feature associated with exposure to an excess of saturated fatty acids such as palmitate. Oleic acid has been shown to blunt palmitate-induced insulin resistance in muscle cells. However, there is no literature available regarding the effect of oleic acid on palmitate-induced insulin resistance in intact muscle. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of oleic acid on palmitate-induced insulin resistance in rat soleus muscle and its underlying mechanisms. For these purposes, oleic acid (1 mM) was administered for 12 h in the absence or presence of palmitate (2 mM)...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921259/epigenetic-effects-of-the-pregnancy-mediterranean-diet-adherence-on-the-offspring-metabolic-syndrome-markers
#15
REVIEW
David Lorite Mingot, Eva Gesteiro, Sara Bastida, Francisco J Sánchez-Muniz
Metabolic syndrome (MS) has a multifactorial and not yet fully clarified origin. Insulin resistance is a key element that connects all the accepted components of MS (obesity, dyslipemia, high blood pressure, and hyperglycemia). There is strong evidence that epigenetic changes during fetal development are key factors in the development of MS. These changes are induced by maternal nutrition, among different factors, affecting the intrauterine environment. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be a healthy eating pattern that protects against the development of MS in adults...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914426/resistance-training-status-modifies-inflammatory-response-to-explosive-and-hypertrophic-resistance-exercise-bouts
#16
Johanna K Ihalainen, Juha P Ahtiainen, Simon Walker, Gøran Paulsen, Harri Selänne, Mari Hämäläinen, Eeva Moilanen, Heikki Peltonen, Antti A Mero
The purpose of the present study was to examine the immediate and prolonged immune response in circulating cytokine and adipocytokine concentrations after two different resistance exercise bouts: hypertrophic (HYP1, 5 × 10, 80% of 1RM) and maximal explosive (POW1, 10 × 5, 60% of 1RM) resistance exercise bouts and how 12 weeks of resistance training (RT) modifies these responses (HYP2, POW2). Eight men completed the study. RE-induced interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), monocyte-chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), leptin, resistin, and adiponectin were measured before (PRE) and immediately (POST0), 24 (POST24) and 48 (POST48) hours after RE bouts before and after RT...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905319/pi3k-inhibition-protects-mice-from-nafld-by-down-regulating-cmklr1-and-nlrp3-in-kupffer-cells
#17
Wenfeng Zhang, Yan Liu, Mingbing Wu, Xiwen Zhu, Tao Wang, Kun He, Peizhi Li, Xiaoling Wu
Inflammation induced by high-fat diet (HFD) is of critical importance in the development of hepatic steatosis. The role of chemerin in the progress of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains controversial. Here, we have evaluated the effects and mechanism of chemerin on insulin sensitivity and inflammation. An inhibitor (wortmannin) and agonist (insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) of phosphatidyl inositol 3-kinase (PI3K) were applied to Kupffer cells (KCs) after treatment with a concentration gradient of chemerin in vitro...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895067/a-gc-ms-untargeted-metabolomics-analysis-in-the-plasma-and-liver-of-rats-lacking-dipeptidyl-peptidase-type-iv-enzyme-activity
#18
Antonio Murgia, Pierluigi Caboni, Erika Cadoni, Monica Serra, Fabio Marongiu, Ezio Laconi
This study was achieved with the aim to find metabolic changes between Fischer rats with different dipeptidyl peptidase-type 4 (DPPIV) expression. The DPPIV is an enzyme expressed in several tissues and is critically involved in the regulation of meal-related insulin secretion in healthy individuals. The metabolic consequences of chronic DPPIV inhibition were analyzed in a surrogate animal model of genetic enzyme deficiency. Hyphenated gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and multivariate data analysis techniques were used to study the metabolic aqueous fraction profile of 18 plasma and liver samples in two syngeneic rat strains differing in DPPIV activity (DPPIV(+) vs...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875258/molecular-analysis-of-oxalate-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-apoptosis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-kidney-stone-disease
#19
Albert Abhishek, Shaly Benita, Monika Kumari, Divya Ganesan, Eldho Paul, Ponnusamy Sasikumar, Ayyavu Mahesh, Subramani Yuvaraj, Tharmarajan Ramprasath, Govindan Sadasivam Selvam
Oxalate, a non-essential end product of metabolism, causes hyperoxaluria and eventually calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone disease. Kidney cells exposed to oxalate stress results in generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and progression of stone formation. Perturbations in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) result in accumulation of misfolded proteins and Ca(2+) ions homeostasis imbalance and serve as a common pathway for various diseases, including kidney disorders. ER stress induces up-regulation of pro-survival protein glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) and pro-apoptotic signaling protein C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP)...
November 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762182/diet-induced-hypercholesterolemia-alters-liver-glycosaminoglycans-and-associated-lipoprotein-receptors-in-rats
#20
Gangappa Kiran, Ummiti J S Prasada Rao, Paramahans V Salimath, Nandini D Chilkunda
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) play an important role in lipoprotein metabolism. In liver, it facilitates the uptake of remnants through receptor-independent endocytosis. However, changes in liver GAGs during diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels of fat feeding are unknown. Present paper highlights the effect of diet-induced hypercholesterolemia with normal levels (5%) of fat on liver GAGs and other associated lipoprotein receptors. Hypercholesterolemia was induced in rats by feeding diet supplemented with 0...
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