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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634175/interrelations-between-3-hydroxypropionate-and-propionate-metabolism-in-rat-liver-relevance-to-disorders-of-propionyl-coa-metabolism
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Kirkland A Wilson, Yong Han, Miaoqi Zhang, Jeremy Hess, Kimberly A Chapman, Gary W Cline, Gregory P Tochtrop, Henri Brunengraber, Guo-Fang Zhang
Propionate, 3-hydroxypropionate (3HP), methylcitrate, related compounds and ammonium accumulate in body fluids of patients with disorders of propionyl-CoA metabolism, such as propionic acidemia. Although liver transplantation alleviates hyperammonemia, high concentrations of propionate, 3HP and methylcitrate persist in body fluids. We hypothesized that conserved metabolic perturbations occurring in transplanted patients result from the simultaneous presence of propionate and 3HP in body fluids. We investigated the interrelations of propionate and 3HP metabolism in perfused livers from normal rats using metabolomic and stable isotopic technologies...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611027/the-intestinal-renal-axis-for-arginine-synthesis-is-present-and-functional-in-the-neonatal-pig
#2
Juan C Marini, Umang Agarwal, Jason L Robinson, Yang Yuan, Inka Cajo Didelija, Barbara Stoll, Douglas G Burrin
The intestinal-renal axis for endogenous arginine synthesis is an interorgan process in which citrulline produced in the small intestine is utilized by the kidney for arginine synthesis. The function of this axis in neonates has been questioned because during this period the enzymes needed for arginine synthesis argininosuccinate synthase and lyase (ASS1 and ASL) are present in the gut. However, evidence of high plasma citrulline concentrations in neonates suggests otherwise. We quantified in vivo citrulline production in premature (10 d preterm), neonatal (7 d old) and young pigs (35 d old) using citrulline tracers...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611026/map4k4-impairs-energy-metabolism-in-endothelial-cells-and-promotes-insulin-resistance-in-obesity
#3
Rachel J Roth Flach, Marina T DiStefano, Laura V Danai, Ozlem Senol-Cosar, Joseph C Yawe, Mark Kelly, Lorena Garcia Menendez, Michael P Czech
The blood vasculature responds to insulin, influencing hemodynamic changes in the periphery, which promotes tissue nutrient and oxygen delivery and thus metabolic function. The lymphatic vasculature regulates fluid and lipid homeostasis, and impaired lymphatic function can contribute to atherosclerosis and obesity. Recent studies have suggested a role for endothelial cell (EC) Mitogen activated protein kinase kinase kinase kinase 4 (Map4k4) in developmental angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis as well as atherosclerosis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588097/high-intensity-interval-training-and-calorie-restriction-promote-remodeling-of-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-in-diet-induced-obesity
#4
Rachel A H Davis, Jacob E Halbrooks, Emily Watkins, Gordon Fisher, Gary R Hunter, Tim R Nagy, Eric P Plaisance
Calorie restriction (CR) decreases adiposity, but the magnitude and defense of weight loss is less than predicted due to reductions in total daily energy expenditure (TEE). The purpose of the current investigation was to determine if high-intensity interval training (HIIT) would increase markers of sympathetic activation in white adipose tissue (WAT) and rescue CR-mediated reductions in EE to a greater extent than moderate-intensity aerobic exercise training (MIT). Thirty-two 5-wk old male C57BL/6J mice were placed on ad libitum HFD for 11 weeks followed by randomization to one of four groups (n = 8 per group) for an additional 15 weeks: 1) CON (remain on HFD); 2) CR (25% lower energy intake); 3) CR+HIIT (25% energy deficit created by 12...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588096/cns-%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptor-activation-regulates-feeding-behavior-white-fat-browning-and-body-weight
#5
Jennifer E Richard, Lorena López-Ferreras, Belén Chanclón, Kim Eerola, Peter Micallef, Karolina P Skibicka, Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm
Pharmacological β3-adrenergic receptor (β3AR) activation leads to increased mitochondrial biogenesis and activity in white adipose tissue (WAT), a process commonly referred to as "browning", and transiently increased insulin release. These effects are associated with improved metabolic function and weight loss. It is assumed that this impact of β3AR agonists is mediated solely through activation of β3ARs in adipose tissue. However, β3ARs are also found in the brain, in areas such as the brainstem and hypothalamus that provide multisynaptic innervation to brown and white adipose depots...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559437/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-a-regulator-of-metabolic-disease-and-health-span
#6
Ting Xie, Po Sing Leung
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a potent endocrine regulator with physiological effects on glucose and lipid metabolism and thus garners much attention on its translational potential for the management of obesity and related metabolic syndromes. FGF21 is mainly expressed in several metabolically active tissue organs, such as the liver, adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and pancreas with profound effects and therapeutically relevance. Emerging experimental and clinical data point to the demonstrated metabolic benefits of FGF21 which includes, but not limit to, weight loss, glucose and lipid metabolism as well as insulin sensitivity...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559436/hepatic-fgf21-mediates-gender-differences-in-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-induced-fatty-liver
#7
Natsasi Chukijrungroat, Tanaporn Khamphaya, Jittima Weerachayaphorn, Thaweesak Songserm, Vitoon Saengsirisuwan
The role of gender in the progression of fatty liver due to chronic high-fat, high-fructose diet (HFFD) has not been studied. The present investigation assessed whether HFFD induced hepatic perturbations differently between genders and examined the potential mechanisms. Male, female and ovariectomized (OVX) Sprague-Dawley rats were fed either control diet or HFFD for 12 weeks. Indices of liver damage and hepatic steatosis were analyzed biochemically and histologically together with monitoring changes in hepatic gene and protein expression...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536184/pre-sleep-dietary-protein-derived-amino-acids-are-incorporated-in-myofibrillar-protein-during-post-exercise-overnight-recovery
#8
Jorn Trommelen, Imre W K Kouw, Andrew M Holwerda, Tim Snijders, Shona L Halson, Ian Rollo, Lex B Verdijk, Luc J C van Loon
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of ingesting 30 g casein protein with and without 2 g free leucine prior to sleep on myofibrillar protein synthesis rates during post-exercise overnight recovery. 36 healthy young males performed a single bout of resistance-type exercise in the evening (19:45 h) after a full day of dietary standardization. Thirty min prior to sleep (23:30 h), subjects ingested 30 g intrinsically L-[1-(13)C]-phenylalanine-labeled protein with (PRO+leu, n=12) or without (PRO, n=12) 2 g free leucine, or a noncaloric placebo (PLA, n=12)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536183/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-contributes-to-sarcopenia-and-lower-muscle-glycolytic-potential-in-old-mice
#9
Marin Jane McBride, Kevin P Foley, Donna M D'souza, Yujin E Li, Trevor C Lau, Thomas J Hawke, Jonathan D Schertzer
The mechanisms underpinning decreased skeletal muscle strength and slowing of movement during aging are ill-defined. "Inflammaging" - increased inflammation with advancing age - may contribute to aspects of sarcopenia, but little is known about the participatory immune components. We discovered that aging was associated with increased caspase-1 activity in mouse skeletal muscle. We hypothesized that the caspase-1 containing NLRP3 inflammasome contributes to sarcopenia in mice. Male C57BL/6J wild type (WT) and NLRP3(-/-) mice were aged to 10 months (adult) and 24 months (old)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536182/glucagon-s-effect-on-liver-protein-metabolism-in-vivo
#10
Guillaume Kraft, Katie C Coate, Jason J Winnick, Dominique Dardevet, E Patrick Donahue, Alan D Cherrington, Phillip E Williams, Mary Courtney Moore
The postprandial state is characterized by a storage of nutrients in the liver, muscle and adipose tissue for later utilization. In the case of a protein rich meal, amino acids (AA) stimulate glucagon secretion by the α-cell. The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of the rise in glucagon on AA metabolism, particularly in the liver. We used a conscious catheterized dog model to recreate a postprandial condition using a pancreatic clamp. Portal infusions of glucose, AA and insulin were used to achieve postprandial levels while portal glucagon infusion either maintained the basal level or increased it by 3 fold...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512156/effects-of-metformin-on-compensatory-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-hyperplasia-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#11
Kazuki Tajima, Jun Shirakawa, Tomoko Okuyama, Mayu Kyohara, Shunsuke Yamazaki, Yu Togashi, Yasuo Terauchi
Metformin has been widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, the effect of metformin on pancreatic β-cells remains controversial. In this study, we investigated the impacts of treatment with metformin on pancreatic β-cells in a mouse model fed a high-fat diet (HFD), which triggers adaptive β-cell replication. An 8-week treatment with metformin improved insulin resistance and suppressed the compensatory β-cell hyperplasia induced by HFD-feeding. In contrast, the increment in β-cell mass arising from 60 weeks of HFD-feeding was similar in mice treated with and those treated without metformin...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512155/functional-high-intensity-training-improves-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#12
Stephan Nieuwoudt, Ciarán E Fealy, Julie A Foucher, Amanda R Scelsi, Steven K Malin, Mangesh R Pagadala, Michael Rocco, Bartolome Burguera, John P Kirwan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is characterized by reductions in β-cell function and insulin secretion on the background of elevated insulin resistance. Aerobic exercise has been shown to improve β-cell function, despite a subset of T2D patients displaying "exercise resistance". Further investigations into the effectiveness of alternate forms of exercise on β-cell function in the T2D patient population are needed. We examined the effect of a novel 6-week CrossFit™ Functional High Intensity Training (F-HIT) intervention on β-cell function in 12 sedentary adults with clinically diagnosed T2D (54±2 years, 166±16 mg/dL fasting glucose)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512154/glucose-autoregulation-is-the-dominant-component-of-the-hormone-independent-counterregulatory-response-to-hypoglycemia-in-the-conscious-dog
#13
Justin M Gregory, Noelia Rivera, Guillaume Kraft, Jason J Winnick, Ben Farmer, Eric J Allen, E Patrick Donahue, Marta S Smith, Dale S Edgerton, Phillip E Williams, Alan D Cherrington
The contribution of hormone-independent counterregulatory signals in defense of insulin-induced hypoglycemia were determined in adrenalectomized, overnight-fasted conscious dogs receiving hepatic portal vein insulin infusions at a rate 20-fold basal. Either euglycemia was maintained (group 1) or hypoglycemia (≈45 mg/dL) was allowed to occur. There were 3 hypoglycemic groups: one in which hepatic autoregulation against hypoglycemia occurred in the absence of sympathetic nervous system input (group 2), autoregulation in the presence of norepinephrine (NE) signaling to fat and muscle (group 3), and autoregulation in the presence of NE signaling to fat, muscle, and liver (group 4)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487440/cholestyramine-treatment-of-healthy-humans-rapidly-induces-transient-hypertriglyceridemia-when-treatment-is-initiated
#14
Beatrice Sjöberg, Sara Straniero, Bo Angelin, Mats Rudling
Bile acid (BA) production in mice is regulated by hepatic farnesoid X receptors and by intestinal fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 15, (in humans FGF19) a suppressor of BA synthesis that also reduces serum triglycerides and glucose. Cholestyramine treatment reduces FGF19 and induces BA synthesis while plasma triglycerides may increase of unclear reasons. We explored if FGF19 may suppress BA synthesis and plasma triglycerides in humans by modulation of FGF19 levels through long-term cholestyramine at increasing doses...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487439/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-enhances-contraction-mediated-glucose-metabolism-in-primary-human-myotubes
#15
J Matthew Hinkley, Kai Zou, Sanghee Park, Kristen Turner, Donghai Zheng, Joseph A Houmard
Contractile activity (e.g. exercise) evokes numerous metabolic adaptations in human skeletal muscle including enhanced insulin action and substrate oxidation. However, there is inter-subject variation in the physiological responses to exercise, which may be linked with factors such as the degree of obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery reduces body mass in severely obese (BMI > 40 kg/m(2)) individuals; however, it is uncertain whether RYGB can potentiate responses to contractile activity in this potentially exercise-resistant population...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487438/the-niemann-pick-c1-gene-interacts-with-a-high-fat-diet-to-promote-weight-gain-through-differential-regulation-of-central-energy-metabolism-pathways
#16
Joseph J Castillo, David Jelinek, Hao Wei, Nicholas P Gannon, Roger A Vaughan, L John Horwood, F John Meaney, Randi Garcia-Smith, Kristina A Trujillo, Randall A Heidenreich, David Meyre, Robert A Orlando, Renee C LeBoeuf, William S Garver
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) reported that common variation in the human Niemann-Pick C1 gene (NPC1) is associated with morbid adult obesity. This study was confirmed using our BALB/cJ Npc1 mouse model, whereby heterozygous mice (Npc1(+/-)) with decreased gene dosage were susceptible to weight gain when fed a high-fat diet (HFD) compared to homozygous normal mice (Npc1(+/+)) fed the same diet. The objective for our current study was to validate this Npc1 gene-diet interaction using statistical modeling with fitted growth trajectories, conduct body weight analyses for different measures, and define the physiological basis responsible for weight gain...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465284/development-of-diabetes-does-not-alter-behavioral-and-molecular-circadian-rhythms-in-a-transgenic-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#17
Jingyi Qian, Anthony P Thomas, Analyne M Schroeder, Kuntol Rakshit, Christopher S Colwell, Aleksey V Matveyenko
Metabolic state and circadian clock function exhibit complex bidirectional relationship. Circadian disruption increases propensity for metabolic dysfunction, whereas common metabolic disorders such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are associated with impaired circadian rhythms. Specifically, alterations in glucose availability and glucose metabolism have been shown to modulate clock gene expression and function in vitro; however to date it is unknown whether development of diabetes imparts deleterious effects on the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) circadian clock and SCN-driven outputs in vivo...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465283/expression-of-micrornas-and-target-proteins-in-skeletal-muscle-of-rats-selectively-bred-for-high-and-low-running-capacity
#18
Samuel Pinto, Séverine Lamon, Erin J Stephenson, Ming Kalanon, Jasmine Mikovic, Lauren G Koch, Steven L Britton, John A Hawley, Donny M Camera
Impairments in mitochondrial function and substrate metabolism are implicated in the etiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) can degrade mRNA or repress protein translation and have been implicated in the development of such disorders. We used a contrasting rat model system of selectively bred high- (HCR) or low- (LCR) intrinsic running capacity with established differences in metabolic health to investigate the molecular mechanisms through which miRNAs regulate target proteins mediating mitochondrial function and substrate oxidation processes...
May 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442484/low-dose-leptin-infusion-in-the-fourth-ventricle-of-rats-enhances-the-response-to-third-ventricle-leptin-injection
#19
Ruth B S Harris
We previously reported that low dose leptin infusions into the 3(rd) or 4(th) ventricle that do not effect energy balance when given independently cause rapid weight loss when given simultaneously. Therefore, we tested whether hindbrain leptin enhances the response to forebrain leptin, or whether forebrain leptin enhances the response to hindbrain leptin. Rats received 4(th) ventricle infusions of saline, 0.01, 0.1, 0.3 or 0.6 μg leptin/day for 13 days. On days 9 and 13 0.1 μg leptin was injected into the 3(rd) ventricle...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420650/changes-in-lxr-signaling-influence-early-pregnancy-lipogenesis-and-protect-against-dysregulated-fetoplacental-lipid-homeostasis
#20
Vanya Nikolova, Georgia Papacleovoulou, Elena Bellafante, Luiza Borges Manna, Eugene Jansen, Silvère Baron, Shadi Abu-Hayyeh, Malcolm G Parker, Catherine Williamson
Human pregnancy is associated with enhanced de novo lipogenesis in the early stages followed by hyperlipidemia during advanced gestation. Liver X receptors (LXRs) are oxysterol-activated nuclear receptors which stimulate de novo lipogenesis and also promote the efflux of cholesterol from extrahepatic tissues followed by its transport back to the liver for biliary excretion. Although LXR is recognized as a master regulator of triglyceride and cholesterol homeostasis it is unknown whether it facilitates the gestational adaptations in lipid metabolism...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
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