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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428639/obestatin-stimulates-glucose-induced-insulin-secretion-through-ghrelin-receptor-ghs-r
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Geetali Pradhan, Chia-Shan Wu, Jong Han Lee, Preeti Kanikarla, Shaodong Guo, Vijay K Yechoor, Susan L Samson, Yuxiang Sun
Orexigenic hormone ghrelin and anorexic hormone obestatin are encoded by the same preproghrelin gene. While it is known that ghrelin inhibits glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS), the effect of obestatin on GSIS is unclear. Ghrelin's effect is mediated by its receptor Growth Hormone Secretagogue Receptor (GHS-R), but the physiologically relevant receptor of obestatin remains debatable. Here we have investigated the effect of obestatin on GSIS in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo, and tested whether obestatin regulates insulin secretion through GHS-R...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405880/steap4-expression-in-human-islets-is-associated-with-differences-in-body-mass-index-sex-hba1c-and-inflammation
#2
Hannah M Gordon, Neil Majithia, Patrick E MacDonald, Jocelyn E Manning Fox, Poonam R Sharma, Frances L Byrne, Kyle L Hoehn, Carmella Evans-Molina, Linda Langman, Kenneth L Brayman, Craig S Nunemaker
OBJECTIVE: STEAP4 (six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate 4) is a metalloreductase that has been shown previously to protect cells from inflammatory damage. Genetic variants in STEAP4 have been associated with numerous metabolic disorders related to obesity, including putative defects in the acute insulin response to glucose in type 2 diabetes. PURPOSE: We examined whether obesity and/or type 2 diabetes altered STEAP4 expression in human pancreatic islets...
April 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397308/improvement-of-isolated-caprine-islet-survival-and-functionality-in-vitro-by-enhancing-of-pdx1-gene-expression
#3
Homayoun Hani, Zeenathul Nazariah Allaudin, Mohd-Azmi Mohd-Lila, Kazhal Sarsaifi, Mina Rasouli, Yew Joon Tam, Tengku-Azmi Tengku-Ibrahim, Abas Mazni Othman
BACKGROUND: Dead islets replaced with viable islets are a promising offer to restore normal insulin production to a person with diabetes. The main reason for establishing a new islet source for transplantation is the insufficiency of human donor pancreas while using xenogeneic islets perhaps assists this problem. The expression of PDX1 is essential for the pancreas expansion. In mature β-cells, PDX1 has several critical roles such as glucose sensing, insulin synthesis, and insulin secretion...
April 11, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397049/atp-synthase-%C3%AE-subunit-abnormality-in-pancreas-islets-of-rats-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#4
Wei Li, Sai-Jiao Li, Tai-Lang Yin, Jing Yang, Yan Cheng
This study investigated the abnormal expression of ATP synthase β-subunit (ATPsyn-β) in pancreas islets of rat model of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the secretion function changes after up-regulation of ATP5b. Sixty female SD rats were divided into three groups randomly and equally. The rat model of PCOS with T2DM was established by free access to the high-carbohydrate/high-fat diet, subcutaneous injections of DHEA, and a single injection of streptozotocin. The pancreas was removed for the detection of the ATPsyn-β expression by immunohistochemical staining, Western blotting and reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR)...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390953/pannexin-2-deficiency-sensitizes-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-to-cytokine-induced-apoptosis-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-impairs-glucose-tolerance-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Lukas A Berchtold, Michela Miani, Thi A Diep, Andreas N Madsen, Valentina Cigliola, Maikel Colli, Jelena M Krivokapic, Flemming Pociot, Decio L Eizirik, Paolo Meda, Birgitte Holst, Nils Billestrup, Joachim Størling
Pannexins (Panx's) are membrane proteins involved in a variety of biological processes, including cell death signaling and immune functions. The role and functions of Panx's in pancreatic β-cells remain to be clarified. Here, we show Panx1 and Panx2 expression in isolated islets, primary β-cells, and β-cell lines. The expression of Panx2, but not Panx1, was downregulated by interleukin-1β (IL-1β) plus interferon-γ (IFNγ), two pro-inflammatory cytokines suggested to contribute to β-cell demise in type 1 diabetes (T1D)...
April 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386318/pax4-promotes-pdx1-induced-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-insulin-secreting-cells
#6
Lifa Xu, Congjing Xu, Shuping Zhou, Xueke Liu, Jian Wang, Xinkuang Liu, Suping Qian, Yingru Xin, Yi Gao, Yongqiang Zhu, Xiaolong Tang
A shortage of postmortem pancreatic tissue for islet isolation impedes the application of cell replacement therapy in patients with diabetes. As an alternative for islet cell transplantation, transcription factors, including PDX1, PAX4, and neurogenin-3, that aid in the formation of insulin-producing β cells during development have been investigated. The present study evaluated the effects of PAX4 and PDX1 on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into insulin-producing β-like cells in vitro using recombinant adenoviruses carrying PDX1 or PDX1 plus PAX4...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385175/on-the-role-of-the-gut-in-diabetic-hyperglucagonaemia
#7
Asger Lund
Patients with type 2 diabetes are characterised not only by compromised insulin secretion and action, but also by elevated plasma concentrations of the 29-amino acid peptide hormone glucagon, which generally is thought of as a pancreas-derived hormone (produced in and secreted from alpha cells in the islet of Langerhans). In patients with diabetes, circulating glucagon concentrations are elevated in the fasting state and fail to decrease appropriately or even increase in response to ingestion of nutrients. Glucagon is known to be a potent stimulator of hepatic glucose production, and, thus, the elevated glucagon concentrations in diabetes contribute decisively to the predominating trait of patients with diabetes namely hyperglycaemia...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375156/%C3%AF-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-ameliorate-type-1-diabetes-and-autoimmunity
#8
Xinyun Bi, Fanghong Li, Shanshan Liu, Yan Jin, Xin Zhang, Tao Yang, Yifan Dai, Xiaoxi Li, Allan Zijian Zhao
Despite the benefit of insulin, blockade of autoimmune attack and regeneration of pancreatic islets are ultimate goals for the complete cure of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Long-term consumption of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is known to suppress inflammatory processes, making these fatty acids candidates for the prevention and amelioration of autoimmune diseases. Here, we explored the preventative and therapeutic effects of ω-3 PUFAs on T1D. In NOD mice, dietary intervention with ω-3 PUFAs sharply reduced the incidence of T1D, modulated the differentiation of Th cells and Tregs, and decreased the levels of IFN-γ, IL-17, IL-6, and TNF-α...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373608/protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE-signaling-regulates-glucagon-secretion-from-pancreatic-islets
#9
Kiyotake Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Natsumi Tokashiki, Makoto Kobayashi, Motoyuki Tamaki, Youichi Sato, Hiroyuki Fukui, Aiko Yamauchi
Accumulating evidence supports the "glucagonocentric hypothesis", in which antecedent α-cell failure and inhibition of glucagon secretion are responsible for diabetes progression. Protein kinase C (PKC) is involved in glucagon secretion from α-cells, although which PKC isozyme is involved and the mechanism underlying this PKC-regulated glucagon secretion remains unknown. Here, the involvement of PKCδ in the onset and progression of diabetes was elucidated. Immunofluorescence studies revealed that PKCδ was expressed and activated in α-cells of STZ-induced diabetic model mice...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370189/reduced-glucose-induced-insulin-secretion-in-low-protein-fed-rats-is-associated-with-altered-pancreatic-islets-redox-status
#10
Ana Paula G Cappelli, Claudio C Zoppi, Leonardo R Silveira, Thiago M Batista, Flávia M Paula, Priscilla M R da Silva, Alex Rafacho, Helena C Barbosa-Sampaio, Antonio C Boschero, Everardo M Carneiro
In the present study, we investigated the relationship between early life protein malnutrition-induced redox imbalance, and reduced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. After weaning, male Wistar rats were submitted to a normal-protein-diet (17%-protein, NP) or to a low-protein-diet (6%-protein, LP) for sixty days. Pancreatic islets were isolated and hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ), oxidized (GSSG) and reduced (GSH) glutathione content, CuZn-superoxide dismutase (SOD1), glutathione peroxidase (GPx1) and catalase (CAT) gene expression, as well as enzymatic antioxidant activities were quantified...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368447/co-expressed-class-b-g-protein-coupled-secretin-and-glp-1-receptors-self-and-cross-associate-impact-on-pancreatic-islets
#11
Kaleeckal G Harikumar, Shannen Lau, Patrick M Sexton, Denise Wootten, Laurence J Miller
Class B GPCRs form symmetrical homo-dimeric complexes along the lipid face of transmembrane segment 4, and can form hetero-dimeric complexes, although their structure is unknown. The current study demonstrates that the lipid face of TM4 is also the predominant determinant for formation of hetero-receptor complexes between two class B receptors, secretin receptor (SecR) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R), expressed on pancreatic islet cells. Since these receptors use the same interface for formation of homo- and hetero-receptor complexes, there might be competitive forces affecting expression of different complexes...
March 29, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360105/demethylation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-type-1-diabetic-patients-enhances-differentiation-into-functional-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#12
Gohar S Manzar, Eun-Mi Kim, Nicholas Zavazava
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be managed by transplanting either the whole pancreas or isolated pancreatic islets. However, cadaveric pancreas is scarcely available for clinical use, limiting this approach. As such, there is a great need to identify alternative sources of clinically usable pancreatic tissues. Here, we used induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells derived from patients with T1D to generate glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells (IPCs) via 3D culture. Initially, T1D iPS cells were resistant to differentiation, but transient demethylation treatment significantly enhanced IPC yield...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356309/arginase-ii-promotes-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-release-from-pancreatic-acinar-cells-causing-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis-in-aging
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Yuyan Xiong, Gautham Yepuri, Sevil Necetin, Jean-Pierre Montani, Xiu-Fen Ming, Zhihong Yang
Aging is associated with glucose intolerance. Arginase-II (Arg-II), the type-II L-arginine-ureahydrolase, is highly expressed in pancreas. However, its role in regulation of pancreatic β-cell function is not known. Here we show that female (not male) mice deficient in Arg-II (Arg-II(-/-)) are protected from age-associated glucose intolerance and reveal greater glucose induced-insulin release, larger islet size and β-cell mass, more proliferative and less apoptotic β-cells as compared to the age-matched wild type (WT) controls...
March 29, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355570/pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-derived-glucagon-related-peptides-are-required-for-%C3%AE-cell-adaptation-and-glucose-homeostasis
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Shuyang Traub, Daniel T Meier, Friederike Schulze, Erez Dror, Thierry M Nordmann, Nicole Goetz, Norina Koch, Elise Dalmas, Marc Stawiski, Valmir Makshana, Fabrizio Thorel, Pedro L Herrera, Marianne Böni-Schnetzler, Marc Y Donath
Pancreatic α cells may process proglucagon not only to glucagon but also to glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). However, the biological relevance of paracrine GLP-1 for β cell function remains unclear. We studied effects of locally derived insulin secretagogues on β cell function and glucose homeostasis using mice with α cell ablation and with α cell-specific GLP-1 deficiency. Normally, intestinal GLP-1 compensates for the lack of α cell-derived GLP-1. However, upon aging and metabolic stress, glucose tolerance is impaired...
March 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352940/cytochrome-p450-epoxygenase-derived-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acids-contribute-to-insulin-sensitivity-in-mice-and-in-humans
#15
Mahesha H Gangadhariah, Blake W Dieckmann, Louise Lantier, Li Kang, David H Wasserman, Manuel Chiusa, Charles F Caskey, Jaime Dickerson, Pengcheng Luo, Jorge L Gamboa, Jorge H Capdevila, John D Imig, Chang Yu, Ambra Pozzi, James M Luther
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Insulin resistance is frequently associated with hypertension and type 2 diabetes. The cytochrome P450 (CYP) arachidonic acid epoxygenases (CYP2C, CYP2J) and their epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) products lower blood pressure and may also improve glucose homeostasis. However, the direct contribution of endogenous EET production on insulin sensitivity has not been previously investigated. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that endogenous CYP2C-derived EETs alter insulin sensitivity by analysing mice lacking CYP2C44, a major EET producing enzyme, and by testing the association of plasma EETs with insulin sensitivity in humans...
March 28, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351620/oxygenated-thawing-and-rewarming-alleviate-rewarming-injury-of-cryopreserved-pancreatic-islets
#16
Hirotake Komatsu, Alyssa Barriga, Leonard Medrano, Keiko Omori, Fouad Kandeel, Yoko Mullen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pancreatic islet transplantation is an effective treatment for Type 1 diabetic patients to eliminate insulin injections; however, a shortage of donor organs hinders the widespread use. Although long-term islet storage, such as cryopreservation, is considered one of the key solutions, transplantation of cryopreserved islets is still not practical due to the extensive loss during the cryopreservation-rewarming process. We have previously reported that culturing islets in a hyperoxic environment is an effective treatment to prevent islet death from the hypoxic injury during culture...
March 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345548/polyglycolic-acid-fibrous-scaffold-improving-endothelial-cell-coating-and-vascularization-of-islet
#17
Yang Li, Ping Fan, Xiao-Ming Ding, Xiao-Hui Tian, Xin-Shun Feng, Hang Yan, Xiao-Ming Pan, Pu-Xun Tian, Jin Zheng, Chen-Guang Ding, Wu-Jun Xue
BACKGROUND: Improving islet graft revascularization has become a crucial task for prolonging islet graft survival. Endothelial cells (ECs) are the basis of new microvessels in an isolated islet, and EC coating has been demonstrated to improve the vascularization and survival of an islet. However, the traditional method of EC coating of islets has low efficiency in vitro. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a polyglycolic acid (PGA) scaffold on the efficiency of islet coating by ECs and the angiogenesis in the coated islet graft...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343277/pancreatic-alpha-cell-selective-deletion-of-tcf7l2-impairs-glucagon-secretion-and-counter-regulatory-responses-to-hypoglycaemia-in-mice
#18
Gabriela da Silva Xavier, Angeles Mondragon, Vishnou Mourougavelou, Céline Cruciani-Guglielmacci, Jessica Denom, Pedro Luis Herrera, Christophe Magnan, Guy A Rutter
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is a high mobility group (HMG) box-containing transcription factor and downstream effector of the Wnt signalling pathway. SNPs in the TCF7L2 gene have previously been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in genome-wide association studies. In animal studies, loss of Tcf7l2 function is associated with defective islet beta cell function and survival. Here, we explore the role of TCF7L2 in the control of the counter-regulatory response to hypoglycaemia by generating mice with selective deletion of the Tcf7l2 gene in pancreatic alpha cells...
March 25, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342877/quantitative-visualization-of-synchronized-insulin-secretion-from-3d-cultured-cells
#19
Takahiro Suzuki, Takao Kanamori, Satoshi Inouye
Quantitative visualization of synchronized insulin secretion was performed in an isolated rat pancreatic islet and a spheroid of rat pancreatic beta cell line using a method of video-rate bioluminescence imaging. Video-rate images of insulin secretion from 3D-cultured cells were obtained by expressing the fusion protein of insulin and Gaussia luciferase (Insulin-GLase). A subclonal rat INS-1E cell line stably expressing Insulin-GLase, named iGL, was established and a cluster of iGL cells showed oscillatory insulin secretion that was completely synchronized in response to high glucose...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342843/the-stress-response-molecule-nr4a1-resists-ros-induced-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-apoptosis-via-wt1
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Chen Zong, Dandan Qin, Cong Yu, Peng Gao, Jicui Chen, Sumei Lu, Yuchao Zhang, Yuantao Liu, Yingfeng Yang, Zeqing Pu, Xia Li, Yuchang Fu, Qingbo Guan, Xiangdong Wang
Pancreatic β-cells often face endoplasmic reticulum stress and/or ROS-associated oxidative stress under adverse conditions. Our previous work has verified that NR4A1 protects pancreatic β-cells from ER-stress induced apoptosis. However, It remains unknown whether NR4A1 is able to protect pancreatic β-cells against ROS-associated oxidative stress. In the present study, our data showed that NR4A1 protein expression rapidly increased in MIN6 cells upon H2O2 treatment, and overexpression of NR4A1 in MIN6 cells conferred resistance to cell apoptosis induced by H2O2...
March 22, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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