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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801559/differential-effects-of-linagliptin-on-the-function-of-human-islets-isolated-from-non-diabetic-and-diabetic-donors
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Yanqing Zhang, Meifen Wu, Wynn Htun, Emily W Dong, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Vivian A Fonseca, Hongju Wu
Linagliptin is a dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor that inhibits the degradation of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), and has been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in clinic. Previous studies have shown linagliptin improves β cell function using animal models and isolated islets from normal subjects. Since β cell dysfunction occurs during diabetes development, it was not clear how human islets of T2D patients would respond to linagliptin treatment. Therefore, in this study we employed human islets isolated from donors with and without T2D and evaluated how they responded to linagliptin treatment...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794173/glucose-potentiates-%C3%AE-cell-function-by-inducing-tph1-expression-in-rat-islets
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Yuqing Zhang, Ruyuan Deng, Xue Yang, Wan Xu, Yun Liu, Fengying Li, Juan Zhang, Hongju Tang, Xueying Ji, Yufang Bi, Xiao Wang, Libin Zhou, Guang Ning
Impaired pancreatic β-cell function is the primary defect in type 2 diabetes. Glucose is an important regulator of β-cell growth and function; however, the mechanisms that are involved in the chronic adaptation of β-cells to hyperglycemia remain largely unknown. In the present study, global gene expression patterns revealed that tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (Tph1) was the most profound of genes that are up-regulated in rat islets exposed to high glucose. Calcium and cAMP signals synergistically mediated glucose-stimulated Tph1 transcription in β-cells by activating cAMP-responsive element-binding protein and promoting its binding with a Tph1 promoter...
August 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791439/metabolic-crosstalk-between-fatty-pancreas-and-fatty-liver-effects-on-local-inflammation-and-insulin-secretion
#3
Felicia Gerst, Robert Wagner, Gabriele Kaiser, Madhura Panse, Martin Heni, Jürgen Machann, Malte N Bongers, Tina Sartorius, Bence Sipos, Falko Fend, Christian Thiel, Silvio Nadalin, Alfred Königsrainer, Norbert Stefan, Andreas Fritsche, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Susanne Ullrich, Dorothea Siegel-Axel
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Obesity-linked ectopic fat accumulation is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. Whether pancreatic and liver steatosis impairs insulin secretion is controversial. We examined the crosstalk of human pancreatic fat cells with islets and the role of diabetogenic factors, i.e. palmitate and fetuin-A, a hepatokine released from fatty liver. METHODS: Human pancreatic resections were immunohistochemically stained for insulin, glucagon, somatostatin and the macrophage/monocyte marker CD68...
August 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789815/bioprinting-and-cellular-therapies-for-type-1-diabetes
#4
REVIEW
Dino J Ravnic, Ashley N Leberfinger, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a chronic autoimmune disease that results from the destruction of beta (β) cells in the pancreatic islets, leading to loss of insulin production and resultant hyperglycemia. Recent developments in stem cell biology have generated much excitement for β-cell replacement strategies; β cells are one of many cell types in the complex islet environment and pancreas. In this Opinion, we discuss recent successful attempts to generate β cells and how this can be coupled with bioprinting technologies in order to fabricate pancreas tissues, which holds great potential for type 1 diabetes...
August 5, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782721/engineering-cell-aggregates-through-incorporated-polymeric-microparticles
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REVIEW
Caroline C Ahrens, Ziye Dong, Wei Li
Ex vivo cell aggregates must overcome significant limitations in the transport of nutrients, drugs, and signaling proteins compared to vascularized native tissue. Further, engineered extracellular environments often fail to sufficiently replicate tethered signaling cues and the complex architecture of native tissue. Co-cultures of cells with microparticles (MPs) is a growing field directed towards overcoming many of these challenges by providing local and controlled presentation of both soluble and tethered proteins and small molecules...
August 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774890/mir-338-controls-bpa-triggered-pancreatic-islets-insulin-secretory-dysfunction-from-compensation-to-decompensation-by-targeting-pdx-1
#6
Jie Wei, Dongxiao Ding, Tao Wang, Qiong Liu, Yi Lin
Bisphenol A (BPA) can disrupt glucose homeostasis and impair pancreatic islet function; however, the mechanisms behind these effects are poorly understood. Male mice (4 wk old) were treated with BPA (50 or 500 μg/kg/day) for 8 wk. Whole-body glucose homeostasis, pancreatic islet morphology and function, and miR-338-mediated molecular signal transduction analyses were examined. We showed that BPA treatment led to a disruption of glucose tolerance and a compensatory increase of pancreatic islets insulin secretion and pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (Pdx1) expression in mice...
August 3, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769554/the-modulation-of-enzyme-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-from-dendritic-cells-for-the-treatment-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#7
REVIEW
Débora Moitinho Abram, Luis Gustavo Romani Fernandes, Antônio Celso Saragossa Ramos Filho, Patrícia Ucelli Simioni
Diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) is an autoimmune disease in which β-cells of the pancreas islet are destroyed by T lymphocytes. Specific T cells are activated by antigen-presenting cells, mainly dendritic cells (DCs). It is already known that the regulation of tryptophan pathway in DC can be a mechanism of immunomodulation. The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is present in many cells, including DC, and participates in the metabolism of the amino acid tryptophan. Recent studies suggest the involvement of IDO in the modulation of immune response, which became more evident after the in vitro demonstration of IDO production by DC and of the ability of these cells to inhibit lymphocyte function through the control of tryptophan metabolism...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768836/s-equol-activates-camp-signaling-at-the-plasma-membrane-of-ins-1-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-and-protects-against-streptozotocin-induced-hyperglycemia-by-increasing-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-male-mice
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Hiroko Horiuchi, Atsuko Usami, Rie Shirai, Naoki Harada, Shinichi Ikushiro, Toshiyuki Sakaki, Yoshihisa Nakano, Hiroshi Inui, Ryoichi Yamaji
Background:S-equol, which is enantioselectively produced from daidzein by gut microbiota, has been suggested as a chemopreventive agent against type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear.Objective: We investigated the effects of S-equol on pancreatic β-cell function.Methods: β-Cell growth and insulin secretion were evaluated with male Institute of Cancer Research mice and isolated pancreatic islets from the mice, respectively. The mechanisms by which S-equol stimulated β-cell response were examined in INS-1 β-cells...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759462/pig-islet-xenotransplantation
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Maheswaran Dhanasekaran, Johnathan J George, Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Siddharth Narayanan, Michael G Hughes, Stuart K Williams, Appakalai N Balamurugan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews the rationale, sources and preparation of pig islets for xenotransplantation, and presents current progress in solving the problems associated with establishing pig islet transplant as a clinical treatment for type 1 diabetes. SUMMARY: Islet transplantation is an effective treatment option for type 1 diabetes, but the available supply of human pancreases is insufficient to meet the need and demand for obtaining islets...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759009/ginseng-extract-reduces-tacrolimus-induced-oxidative-stress-by-modulating-autophagy-in-pancreatic-beta-cells
#10
Sun Woo Lim, Long Jin, Kang Luo, Jian Jin, Chul Woo Yang
We previously reported that long-term treatment with a calcineurin inhibitor impairs autophagy process in pancreatic beta cells. This study investigated the effect of Korean red ginseng extract (KRGE) on autophagy modulated by oxidative stress. In mice with tacrolimus (Tac)-induced diabetes mellitus, KRGE alleviated islet dysfunction and decreased oxidative stress and autophagic vacuoles. In vitro, KRGE decreased autophagosome formation and attenuated lysosomal degradation, accompanied by improved beta cell viability and insulin secretion...
July 31, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755631/upregulation-of-ucp2-in-beta-cells-confers-partial-protection-against-both-oxidative-stress-and-glucotoxicity
#11
Ning Li, Melis Karaca, Pierre Maechler
Deterioration of pancreatic beta-cells plays a critical role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Among the various stressors contributing to these deleterious effects, glucotoxicity and superoxides have been proposed as major players. In this context, the mitochondrial uncoupling protein UCP2 is regularly associated with the stress response. In the present study, we tested the effects of UCP2 upregulation in mouse islets with beta-cell specific overexpression of UCP2 (RIP-UCP2). Islets were subjected to both chronic glucotoxicity (7 days at 30mM glucose) and acute oxidative stress (200µM H2O2 for 10min)...
July 21, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754352/3-iodothyronamine-reduces-insulin-secretion-in-vitro-via-a-mitochondrial-mechanism
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Ina Lehmphul, Carolin S Hoefig, Josef Köhrle
PURPOSE: 3-iodothyronamine (3-T1AM), a decarboxylated and deiodinated thyroid hormone metabolite, leads at pharmacological doses to hypoinsulinemia, hyperglucagonemia and hyperglycemia in vivo. As the pancreatic Langerhans islets express thyroid hormone transmembrane transporters (THTT), we tested the hypothesis that not only plasma membrane-mediated 3-T1AM binding to and activation of G-protein coupled receptors, but also 3-T1AM metabolite(s) generated by 3-T1AM uptake and metabolism might decrease glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS)...
July 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753206/trpm2-mediated-rise-in-mitochondrial-zn-2-promotes-palmitate-induced-mitochondrial-fission-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-death-in-rodents
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Fangfang Li, Tim S Munsey, Asipu Sivaprasadarao
Rise in plasma free fatty acids (FFAs) represents a major risk factor for obesity-induced type 2 diabetes. Saturated FFAs cause a progressive decline in insulin secretion by promoting pancreatic β-cell death through increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Recent studies have demonstrated that palmitate (a C16-FFA)-induced rise in ROS causes β-cell death by triggering mitochondrial fragmentation, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Using the INS1-832/13 β-cell line, here we demonstrate that palmitate generates the ROS required for mitochondrial fission by activating NOX (NADPH oxidase)-2...
July 28, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752047/amyloid-formation-disrupts-the-balance-between-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-in-human-islets
#14
Queenie Hui, Ali Asadi, Yoo Jin Park, Timothy J Kieffer, Ziliang Ao, Garth L Warnock, Lucy Marzban
OBJECTIVES: β-cell dysfunction and apoptosis associated with islet inflammation play a key role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Growing evidence suggests that islet amyloid, formed by aggregation of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP), contributes to islet inflammation and β-cell death in T2D. We recently showed the role of interleukin-1β (IL-1β)/Fas/caspase-8 apoptotic pathway in amyloid-induced β-cell death. In this study, we used human islets in culture as an ex vivo model of amyloid formation to: (1) investigate the effects of amyloid on islet levels of the natural IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra); (2) examine if modulating the IL-1β/IL-1Ra balance can prevent amyloid-induced β-cell Fas upregulation and apoptosis...
August 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746825/differential-expression-of-glucagon-like-peptide-2-glp-2-is-involved-in-pancreatic-islet-cell-adaptations-to-stress-and-beta-cell-survival
#15
Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Nigel Irwin, Peter R Flatt
Recent studies have confirmed that locally released proglucagon derived gene products, other than glucagon, have a major influence on pancreatic endocrine function. We assessed the impact of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) on beta-cell secretory function, proliferation and apoptosis, as well as glucose tolerance, feeding behaviour and islet adaptions to chemically-induced insulin deficiency and resistance. The GLP-2 receptor was evidenced on cultured rodent and human beta-cells, rodent alpha-cells and isolated mouse islets...
July 23, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731212/cross-validation-of-commercial-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-and-radioimmunoassay-for-porcine-c-peptide-concentration-measurements-in-non-human-primate-serum
#16
Sarah C Gresch, Lucas A Mutch, Jody L Janecek, Rebecca L Hegstad-Davies, Melanie L Graham
BACKGROUND: C-peptide concentration is widely used as a marker of insulin secretion and is especially relevant in evaluating islet graft function following transplantation, because its measurement is not confounded by the presence of exogenous insulin. To address the shortage of human islet donors, the use of porcine islets has been proposed as a possible solution and the stringent pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) model is often the most relevant for pre-clinical evaluation of the potential for diabetes reversal resulting from an islet xenograft...
July 21, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727072/the-equine-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-receptor-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-insulin-dysregulation
#17
M H Kheder, M N Sillence, L M Bryant, M A de Laat
Metabolic disease is a significant problem that causes a range of species-specific comorbidities. Recently, a better understanding of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) biology has led to the suggestion that inhibiting its action may attenuate obesity in several species. In horses, antagonism of GIP may also reduce hyperinsulinemia, which leads to insulin-associated laminitis, a painful comorbidity unique to this species. However, little is known about GIP in horses. The aims of this study were to examine the tissue distribution of equine GIP receptors (eGIPR), to determine whether eGIPR can be blocked using a GIP antagonist not tested previously in horses, and to establish whether there is any association between GIP concentrations and body mass in this species...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715390/mammalian-cell-encapsulation-in-alginate-beads-using-a-simple-stirred-vessel
#18
Corinne A Hoesli, Roger L J Kiang, Kamini Raghuram, René G Pedroza, Karen E Markwick, Antonio M R Colantuoni, James M Piret
Cell encapsulation in alginate beads has been used for immobilized cell culture in vitro as well as for immunoisolation in vivo. Pancreatic islet encapsulation has been studied extensively as a means to increase islet survival in allogeneic or xenogeneic transplants. Alginate encapsulation is commonly achieved by nozzle extrusion and external gelation. Using this method, cell-containing alginate droplets formed at the tip of nozzles fall into a solution containing divalent cations that cause ionotropic alginate gelation as they diffuse into the droplets...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710249/amyloid-precursor-protein-in-pancreatic-islets
#19
Joshua Kulas, Kendra Puig, Colin K Combs
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) has been extensively investigated for its role in the production of amyloid beta (Aβ), a plaque forming peptide in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Epidemiological evidence suggests type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for AD. The pancreas is an essential regulator of blood glucose levels through the secretion of the hormones insulin and glucagon. Pancreatic dysfunction is a well characterized consequence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this study we have examined the expression and processing of pancreatic APP to test the hypothesis that APP may play a role in pancreatic function and the pathophysiology of diabetes...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
#20
Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
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