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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909696/comparison-of-serum-concentrations-of-humanin-in-women-with-and-without-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Yuhang Ma, Shumei Li, Xiaohui Wei, Jingjing Huang, Mengyu Lai, Nian Wang, Qianfang Huang, Li Zhao, Yongde Peng, Yufan Wang
Humanin (MT-RNR2) is an endogenous polypeptide that is involved in many diseases, including T2DM. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as hyperglycemia during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum humanin levels in women with or without GDM and to elucidate possible correlations with anthropometric parameters, metabolic parameters and the incidence of GDM. Eighty-four women with GDM and 73 control women were enrolled in this study. The clinical and biochemical parameters of all subjects were determined...
June 17, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886458/mitochondrial-peptides-modulate-mitochondrial-function-during-cellular-senescence
#2
Su-Jeong Kim, Hemal H Mehta, Junxiang Wan, Chisaka Kuehnemann, Jingcheng Chen, Ji-Fan Hu, Andrew R Hoffman, Pinchas Cohen
Cellular senescence is a complex cell fate response that is thought to underlie several age-related pathologies. Despite a loss of proliferative potential, senescent cells are metabolically active and produce energy-consuming effectors, including senescence-associated secretory phenotypes (SASPs). Mitochondria play crucial roles in energy production and cellular signaling, but the key features of mitochondrial physiology and particularly of mitochondria-derived peptides (MDPs), remain underexplored in senescence responses...
June 10, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775411/humanin-analogue-hng-enhances-the-protective-effect-of-dexrazoxane-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
#3
YanHe Lue, Chen Gao, Ronald S Swerdloff, James Hoang, Rozeta Avetisyan, Yue Jia, Meng Rao, Shuxun Ren, Vince Atienza, Junyi Yu, Yie Zhang, Mengping Chen, Yang Song, Yibin Wang, Christina Wang
The chemotherapeutic effect of Doxorubicin (Dox) is limited by cumulative dose-dependent cardiotoxicity in cancer survivors. Dexrazoxane (DRZ) is approved to prevent Dox-induced cardiotoxicity. Humanin and its synthetic analog HNG have cytoprotective effect on the heart. To investigate the cardioprotective efficacy of HNG alone or in combination with DRZ against Dox-induced cardiotoxicity, eighty adult male mice were randomly divided into 8 groups to receive the following treatments via intraperitoneal injection: saline daily; HNG (5mg/kg) daily; DRZ (60mg/kg) weekly; Dox (3mg/kg) weekly; DRZ+HNG, Dox+HNG; Dox+DRZ and Dox+HNG+DRZ...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590129/humanin-hn-and-glucose-transporter-8-glut8-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#4
Carla Janzen, Margarida Y Y Lei, Il Seok D Jeong, Amit Ganguly, Peggy Sullivan, Vladislava Paharkova, Gina Capodanno, Hiromi Nakamura, Alix Perry, Bo-Chul Shin, Kuk-Wha Lee, Sherin U Devaskar
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) results from a lack of nutrients transferred to the developing fetus, particularly oxygen and glucose. Increased expression of the cytoprotective mitochondrial peptide, humanin (HN), and the glucose transporter 8, GLUT8, has been reported under conditions of hypoxic stress. However, the presence and cellular localization of HN and GLUT8 in IUGR-related placental pathology remain unexplored. Thus, we undertook this study to investigate placental expression of HN and GLUT8 in IUGR-affected versus normal pregnancies...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541379/humanin-enhances-the-cellular-response-to-stress-by-activation-of-chaperone-mediated-autophagy
#5
EDITORIAL
Zhenwei Gong, Inmaculada Tasset
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502044/cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-induced-by-endonuclease-g-deficiency-requires-reactive-oxygen-radicals-accumulation-and-is-inhibitable-by-the-micropeptide-humanin
#6
Natividad Blasco, Yolanda Cámara, Estefanía Núñez, Aida Beà, Gisel Barés, Carles Forné, Marisol Ruíz-Meana, Cristina Girón, Ignasi Barba, Elena García-Arumí, David García-Dorado, Jesús Vázquez, Ramon Martí, Marta Llovera, Daniel Sanchis
The endonuclease G gene (Endog), which codes for a mitochondrial nuclease, was identified as a determinant of cardiac hypertrophy. How ENDOG controls cardiomyocyte growth is still unknown. Thus, we aimed at finding the link between ENDOG activity and cardiomyocyte growth. Endog deficiency induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and abnormal growth in neonatal rodent cardiomyocytes, altering the AKT-GSK3β and Class-II histone deacethylases (HDAC) signal transduction pathways. These effects were blocked by ROS scavengers...
June 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432738/humanin-promotes-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-pancreatic-min6-%C3%AE-cells
#7
Qingqing Qin, Jieqiong Jin, Fang He, Yongqin Zheng, Tingting Li, Yun Zhang, Jundong He
Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with β-cell failure and insulin resistance in diabetes. Humanin is an endogenous cytoprotective peptide. In the current study, we aimed to define the effects of Humanin on mitochondrial biogenesis in pancreatic β-cells. Our findings demonstrated that Humanin treatment significantly increased the expression of PGC-1α and its downstream target genes NRF1 and TFAM in MIN6 β-cells. Notably, Humanin treatment significantly promoted mitochondrial biogenesis by increasing mitochondrial mass, elevating mtDNA/nDNA ratio, and stimulating the expression of cytochrome B, which were suppressed by the specific AMPK inhibitor compound C...
February 26, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386715/aeromedical-solutions-for-aerospace-safety
#8
Pawan Kapoor, Deepak Gaur
All facets of activity in the speciality of Aviation Medicine are essentially aimed at enhancing aerospace safety. This paper highlights some innovative changes brought about by Aerospace Medicine in the three major fields of the speciality namely, medical evaluation, aeromedical training and research. Based on lab and field studies, military aircrew are now permitted flying with Modifinil as 'Go' Pill and Zolpidem as 'No-Go' Pill during sustained operations. Several other drugs for disabilities like Hypertension and CAD are now permitted for aviators...
October 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376862/humanin-exerts-neuroprotection-during-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#9
Sirinart Kumfu, Savitree T Charununtakorn, Thidarat Jaiwongkam, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
 Cardiac ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury has been shown to impair brain function. Humanin analogue (HNG) given prior to cardiac ischemia has been shown to attenuate both heart and brain mitochondrial dysfunction caused by cardiac I/R injury. In a clinical setting, patients received medical treatment for acute myocardial infarction either during or after the onset of myocardial ischemia; thus, in this study, we tested the hypothesis that the administration of HNG during cardiac I/R injury has therapeutic potential for brain protection...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352443/baculovirus-based-gene-silencing-of-humanin-for-the-treatment-of-pituitary-tumors
#10
María Florencia Gottardo, Matías L Pidre, Camila Zuccato, Antonela S Asad, Mercedes Imsen, Gabriela Jaita, Marianela Candolfi, Víctor Romanowski, Adriana Seilicovich
Pituitary tumors are the most common primary intracranial neoplasms. Humanin (HN) and Rattin (HNr), a rat homolog of HN, are short peptides with a cytoprotective action. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate whether endogenous HNr plays an antiapoptotic role in pituitary tumor cells. Thus, we used RNA interference based on short-hairpin RNA (shRNA) targeted to HNr (shHNr). A plasmid including the coding sequences for shHNr and dTomato fluorescent reporter gene was developed (pUC-shHNr). Transfection of somatolactotrope GH3 cells with pUC-shHNr increased apoptosis, suggesting that endogenous HNr plays a cytoprotective role in pituitary tumor cells...
February 2018: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212276/low-circulating-levels-of-the-mitochondrial-peptide-hormone-shlp2-novel-biomarker-for-prostate-cancer-risk
#11
Jialin Xiao, Lauren Howard, Junxiang Wan, Emily Wiggins, Adriana Vidal, Pinchas Cohen, Stephen J Freedland
Context: Mitochondrial DNA mutations and dysfunction are associated with prostate cancer (PCa). Small humanin-like peptide-2 (SHLP2) is a novel mitochondrial-encoded peptide and an important mitochondrial retrograde signaling molecule. Objective: To determine whether serum SHLP2 concentration is associated with PCa risk and whether associations are race-specific.Design, Setting and Participants: Patients undergoing prostate biopsy were recruited from the Durham Veterans Affairs hospital...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187525/humanin-is-an-endogenous-activator-of-chaperone-mediated-autophagy
#12
Zhenwei Gong, Inmaculada Tasset, Antonio Diaz, Jaime Anguiano, Emir Tas, Lingguang Cui, Regina Kuliawat, Honghai Liu, Bernhard Kühn, Ana Maria Cuervo, Radhika Muzumdar
Chaperone-mediated autophagy (CMA) serves as quality control during stress conditions through selective degradation of cytosolic proteins in lysosomes. Humanin (HN) is a mitochondria-associated peptide that offers cytoprotective, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective effects in vivo and in vitro. In this study, we demonstrate that HN directly activates CMA by increasing substrate binding and translocation into lysosomes. The potent HN analogue HNG protects from stressor-induced cell death in fibroblasts, cardiomyoblasts, neuronal cells, and primary cardiomyocytes...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164613/calmodulin-like-skin-protein-protects-against-spatial-learning-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease
#13
Shinya Kusakari, Mikiro Nawa, Katsuko Sudo, Masaaki Matsuoka
Humanin and calmodulin-like skin protein (CLSP) inhibits Alzheimer disease (AD)-related neuronal cell death via the heterotrimeric humanin receptor in vitro. It has been suggested that CLSP is a central agonist of the heterotrimeric humanin receptor in vivo. To investigate the role of CLSP in the AD pathogenesis in vivo, we generated mouse CLSP-1 transgenic mice, crossed them with the APPswe/PSEN1dE9 mice, a model mouse of AD, and examined the effect of CLSP over-expression on the pathological phenotype of the AD mouse model...
January 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161500/a-small-molecule-mimetic-of-the-humanin-peptide-as-a-candidate-for-modulating-nmda-induced-neurotoxicity
#14
Mohammad Parvez Alam, Tina Bilousova, Patricia Spilman, Kanagasabai Vadivel, Dongsheng Bai, Chris J Elias, Denis Evseenko, Varghese John
Humanin (HN), a 24-amino acid bioactive peptide, has been shown to increase cell survival of neurons after exposure to Aβ and NMDA-induced toxicity and thus could be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The neuroprotection by HN is reported to be primarily through its agonist binding properties to the gp130 receptor. However, the peptidic nature of HN presents challenges in its development as a therapeutic for AD. We report here for the first time the elucidation of the binding site of Humanin (HN) peptide to the gp130 receptor extracellular domain through modeling and the synthesis of small molecule mimetics that interact with the HN binding site on the gp130 receptor and provide protection against NMDA-induced neurotoxicity in primary hippocampal neurons...
March 21, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070438/humanin-affects-object-recognition-and-gliosis-in-short-term-cuprizone-treated-mice
#15
Minetaka Murakami, Masatoshi Nagahama, Yoichiro Abe, Takako Niikura
Humanin (HN) is a 24-residue peptide that manipulates cell survival under various stresses. A highly potent HN derivative, HNG, reduced amyloid burden and neuroinflammation and suppressed cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease model mice. Cuprizone (CPZ), a copper chelator, provokes demyelination in the central nervous system of mice. A shorter (one week) exposure to CPZ induces schizophrenia-like behavior and glial activation prior to demyelination. We tested the effect of HNG on these short-term responses to CZP in mice...
October 14, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058763/s14g-humanin-alleviates-insulin-resistance-and-increases-autophagy-in-neurons-of-app-ps1-transgenic-mouse
#16
Kun Han, Ning Jia, Yi Zhong, Xiuli Shang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by Aβ plaque deposition in the brain, which is related to the disorder of autophagosome maturation, transport, and formation of autolysosome. Notably, abnormal insulin signaling is connected with cognitive dysfunction in AD. In this study, using APP/PS1 transgenic mice as AD model, we investigated the mechanism by which S14G-humanin (HNG) improved autophagy and insulin signaling in AD brain. Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the levels of mTOR and Aβ deposition, and Western blot analysis was used to determine IRS-1, IRS-1 pSEr636, ULK1, p62, LC3 I/LC3 II protein levels...
April 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043002/humanin-analogue-s14g-humanin-has-neuroprotective-effects-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-by-reactivating-jak2-stat3-signaling-through-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
#17
Guang-Sheng Gao, Yun Li, Heng Zhai, Jing-Wen Bi, Fu-Sen Zhang, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Shao-Hua Fan
Stroke, characterized by a disruption of blood supply to the brain, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although humanin, a 24-amino acid polypeptide, has been identified to have multiple neuroprotective functions, the level of humanin in plasma has been demonstrated to decrease with age, which likely limits the effects against stroke injury. A potent humanin analogue, S14G-humanin (HNG), generated by replacement of Ser14 with glycine, has been demonstrated to have 1,000-fold stronger biological activity than humanin...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994791/subcellular-fractionation-for-erk-activation-upon-mitochondrial-derived-peptide-treatment
#18
Su-Jeong Kim, Jialin Xiao, Pinchas Cohen, Kelvin Yen
Mitochondrial-derived peptides (MDPs) are a new class of peptides that are encoded by small open reading frames within other known genes of the mitochondrial genome. MDPs have a wide variety of biological effects such as protecting neurons from apoptosis, improving metabolic markers, and protecting cells from chemotherapy. Humanin was the first MDP to be discovered and is the most studied peptide among the MDP family. The membrane receptors and downstream signaling pathways of humanin have been carefully characterized...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814984/protective-mechanisms-of-the-mitochondrial-derived-peptide-humanin-in-oxidative-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-rpe-cells
#19
REVIEW
Leonid Minasyan, Parameswaran G Sreekumar, David R Hinton, Ram Kannan
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe and irreversible vision loss and is characterized by progressive degeneration of the retina resulting in loss of central vision. The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a critical site of pathology of AMD. Mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum which lie in close anatomic proximity to each other are targets of oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, respectively, and contribute to the progression of AMD. The two organelles exhibit close interactive function via various signaling mechanisms...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802666/humanin-directly-protects-cardiac-mitochondria-against-dysfunction-initiated-by-oxidative-stress-by-decreasing-complex-i-activity
#20
Savitree Thummasorn, Krekwit Shinlapawittayatorn, Juthamas Khamseekaew, Thidarat Jaiwongkam, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Humanin (HN) is an endogenous peptide that exerts cytoprotection against oxidative stress and apoptosis. We recently reported that Humanin analogue (HNG) pretreatment can reduce reactive oxygen species production in the heart subjected to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury via attenuating mitochondrial dysfunction. However, it is unclear if HNG has direct effects on mitochondrial function against oxidative stress. Thus, we sought to determine the effects of HNG on mitochondrial function under hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) induced oxidative stress in isolated cardiac mitochondria...
January 2018: Mitochondrion
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