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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532044/pancreatic-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-activin-a-grafted-gelatin-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticle-scaffolds-with-induction-of-ly294002-and-retinoic-acid
#1
Yung-Chih Kuo, Yu-Chuan Liu, Rajendiran Rajesh
The differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in biomaterial scaffolds is an emerging area for biomedical applications. This study proposes, for the first time, the production of pancreatic cells from iPSCs in gelatin-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticle (PLGA NP) scaffolds. The porosity and swelling ratio of the scaffolds decreased with increases in gelatin and PLGA NP concentrations. The adhesion efficiency of iPSCs in gelatin-PLGA NP scaffolds was found to be higher at 6.7% (w/w) PLGA NP...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529277/levels-of-glucose-regulatory-hormones-in-patients-with-non-islet-cell-tumor-hypoglycemia-including-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
Izumi Fukuda, Akira Asai, Tomoko Nagamine, Taro Harada, Kyoko Tanimura-Inagaki, Naomi Hizuka, Hitoshi Sugihara
Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH) is one of the causes of spontaneous hypoglycemia. The pathogenesis of NICTH is thought to be an excessive production by tumors of big insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II. This study investigated the levels of glucose-regulatory hormones in patients with NICTH with high serum levels of big IGF-II (big IGF-II group) and compared these with profiles of patients with spontaneous hypoglycemia with normal IGF-II (normal IGF-II group). Circulating IRI, CPR, ACTH, cortisol, GH, and IGF-I levels measured during hypoglycemic episodes were examined retrospectively in 37 patients with big IGF-II producing NICTH and 6 hypoglycemic patients with normal IGF-II...
May 19, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523334/large-pleural-tumor-revealed-by-severe-hypoglycemia-doege-potter-syndrome
#3
Irina Ruxandra Strâmbu, Diana Gabriela Leonte, Ciprian Nicolae Bolca
AIM: Doege-Potter syndrome is a rare condition consisting of a mesenchymal tumor, either benign or malignant, accompanied by severe hypoglycemia. The syndrome was first described independently by two American physicians, Karl Walter Doege (1867-1932) and Roy Pilling Potter (1879-1968), in 1930, but it was not before 1988 that it was associated with non-islet cell tumor production of insulin growth factor (IGF) that induces hypoglycemia as a paraneoplastic syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with severe hypoglycemia that induced seizures...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513004/effects-of-encapsulated-porcine-islets-on-glucose-and-c-peptide-concentrations-in-diabetic-nude-mice-6%C3%A2-months-after%C3%A2-intraperitoneal-transplantation
#4
Masuhiro Nishimura, Naho Iizuka, Yasutaka Fujita, Osamu Sawamoto, Shinichi Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: In patients with type 1 diabetes, allogeneic islet transplantation can provide normal HbA1c concentrations, but it requires immunosuppression. Transplanting encapsulated islets into the peritoneal cavity could reduce or eliminate the need for immunosuppression. One of the uncertain features of intraperitoneal islet transplantation is the difficulty of measuring C-peptide concentrations in peripheral blood, which is often used for the marker of islet function. We hypothesized that secreted C-peptide from intraperitoneally transplanted islets was mostly consumed in the peritoneal cavity, which resulted in low C-peptide concentrations in peripheral blood...
May 16, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510792/a-systematic-review-of-proinsulin-secreting-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#5
Timothy D Murtha, Beatrice C Lupsa, Sachin Majumdar, Dhanpat Jain, Ronald R Salem
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a heterogeneous group of islet cell-derived neoplasms with a propensity toward hormone production. Among PNETs, proinsulin-secreting tumors (proinsulinomas) are exceedingly rare. The objective of this study is to collect and summarize the existing literature to provide a comprehensive evaluation of this uncommon disease. METHODS: A systematic review was performed to characterize the clinicopathologic features of proinsulinoma...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504776/insulin-mediated-hypoglycaemia-secondary-to-recurrent-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma
#6
G Gogna, N Patel, P Bilinski
Renal cell carcinoma has previously been associated with hypoglycaemia in the setting of non-islet cell tumours, caused by a paraneoplastic phenomenon relating to the production of insulin-like growth factor type II. We present a case of recurrent clear cell renal cell carcinoma, leading to an insulin-mediated paraneoplastic phenomenon causing severe recurrent hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemina was managed successfully using diazoxide therapy, in conjunction with pazopanib and radiotherapy to reduce tumour burden...
December 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502980/w2476-ameliorates-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-and-exerts-therapeutic-effects-in-mouse-models-of-diabetes-via-modulation-of-the-thioredoxin-interacting-protein-signaling-pathway
#7
Ting Li, Guang-Yao Lin, Li Zhong, Yan Zhou, Jia Wang, Yue Zhu, Yang Feng, Xiao-Qing Cai, Qing Liu, Olivier Nosjean, Jean A Boutin, Pierre Renard, De-Hua Yang, Ming-Wei Wang
Recent evidence shows that high glucose levels recruit carbohydrate response element-binding protein, which binds the promoter of thioredoxin-interacting protein (txnip), thereby regulating its expression in β-cells. Overexpression of txnip not only induces β-cell apoptosis but also reduces insulin production. Thus, the discovery of compounds that either inhibit TXNIP activity or suppress its expression was the focus of the present study. INS-1E cells stably transfected with either a txnip proximal glucose response element connected to a luciferase reporter plasmid (BG73) or full-length txnip promoter connected to a luciferase reporter plasmid (CL108) were used in primary and secondary high-throughput screening campaigns, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500395/the-human-serum-protein-c4b-binding-protein-inhibits-pancreatic-iapp-induced-inflammasome-activation
#8
Klaudia Kulak, Gunilla T Westermark, Nikolina Papac-Milicevic, Erik Renström, Anna M Blom, Ben C King
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Inflammasome activation and subsequent IL-1β production is a driver of islet pathology in type 2 diabetes. Oligomers, but not mature amyloid fibrils, of human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), which is co-secreted with insulin, trigger NOD-like receptor pyrin domain containing-3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation. C4b-binding protein (C4BP), present in serum, binds to IAPP and affects transition of IAPP monomers and oligomers to amyloid fibrils. We therefore hypothesised that C4BP inhibits IAPP-mediated inflammasome activation and IL-1β production...
May 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474032/momordica-charantia-a-popular-health-promoting-vegetable-with-multifunctionality
#9
REVIEW
Shuzhen Wang, Zhiliang Li, Guliang Yang, Chi-Tang Ho, Shiming Li
Products derived from edible medicinal plants have been used for centuries to prevent, treat, and even cure multiple diseases. Momordica charantia L., widely cultivated around the world, is a typical one bred for vegetables and medicinal usage. All parts of M. charantia possess important medicinal properties, including antidiabetic, anticancer, hypotensive, anti-obesity, antimicrobial, antihyperlipidemic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory, anthelmintic, neuro-protective, as well as hepato-protective properties both in vitro and in vivo...
May 5, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466262/observation-of-parkin-mediated-mitophagy-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#10
Atsushi Hoshino, Satoaki Matoba
Mitophagy is a cellular process of autophagy-based mitochondrial degradation that eliminates dysfunctional mitochondria and ensures cellular homeostasis. In pancreatic islet β-cells, mitochondria play a pivotal role in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion through ATP production from glucose oxidation. Recent studies have shown that impaired mitophagy and the subsequent mitochondrial compromise contribute to β-cell dysfunction and glucose intolerance. In this chapter, we describe a protocol to monitor Parkin-mediated mitophagy in pancreatic MIN6 β-cells using flow cytometry and a pH-sensitive fluorophore, mKeima...
May 3, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445528/baicalein-protects-rat-insulinoma-ins-1-cells-from-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-by-inducing-ho-1
#11
Hyun Jeong Kwak, Dongki Yang, Yongha Hwang, Hee-Sook Jun, Hyae Gyeong Cheon
OBJECTIVE: β-Cell dysfunction plays a central role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and the identification of novel approaches to improve β-cell function is essential to treat this disease. Baicalein, a flavonoid originally isolated from the root of Scutellaria Baicalensis, has been shown to have beneficial effects on β-cell function. Here, the authors investigated the molecular mechanism responsible for the protective effects of baicalein against palmitate (PA)-induced impaired β-cell function, and placed focus on the role of heme oxygenase (HO)-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444910/characterization-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-neonatal-and-adult-pig-pancreatic-islets
#12
Nizar I Mourad, Claire Crossan, Victoria Cruikshank, Linda Scobie, Pierre Gianello
BACKGROUND: Pig islets represent an alternative to the current modes of treatment for patients with diabetes. However, the concerns over pathogen transmission including that of PERV limit their immediate, widespread usage in humans. It has been previously demonstrated that PERV copy number and particularly expression levels can vary considerably between individuals and within different tissues of a single animal. In general, expression levels have been found to be particularly low in the pancreas compared to other porcine tissues suggesting a reduced risk associated with the use of this tissue...
April 26, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443133/analysis-of-purified-pancreatic-islet-beta-and-alpha-cell-transcriptomes-reveals-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-hsd11b1-as-a-novel-disallowed-gene
#13
Timothy J Pullen, Mark O Huising, Guy A Rutter
We and others have previously identified a group of genes, dubbed "disallowed," whose expression is markedly lower in pancreatic islets than in other mammalian cell types. Forced mis-expression of several members of this family leads to defective insulin secretion, demonstrating the likely importance of disallowance for normal beta cell function. Up to now, transcriptomic comparisons have been based solely on data from whole islets. This raises the possibilities that (a) there may be important differences in the degree of disallowance of family members between beta and other either neuroendocrine cells; (b) beta (or alpha) cell disallowed genes may have gone undetected...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439640/the-elusive-role-of-b-lymphocytes-and-islet-autoantibodies-in-human-type-1-diabetes
#14
EDITORIAL
Stef J Bloem, Bart O Roep
The role of B lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes in humans is not entirely evident. These cells are presumed to be important, but this assumption is largely based on animal models of autoimmune diabetes, where compelling evidence for the contribution of both B lymphocytes and insulin-specific autoantibodies to this disease is in place. For humans, this is much less the case; the exact way in which B lymphocytes and/or autoantibodies may contribute to type 1 diabetes is not yet known but the possibilities include a pathogenic function ('fire'), or they may represent a surrogate of loss of immune tolerance to beta cells ('smoke') or, indeed, they could be a marker of an attempt at immune regulation ('ice water')...
April 24, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435063/regulation-of-nampt-expression-by-transcriptional-coactivator-ncoa6-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#15
Jin Yoon, Kyung Jin Lee, Gyun-Sik Oh, Geun Hyang Kim, Seung-Whan Kim
Nuclear receptor coactivator 6 (NCOA6) is a transcriptional coactivator and crucial for insulin secretion and glucose metabolism in pancreatic β-cells. However, the regulatory mechanism of β-cell function by NCOA6 is largely unknown. In this study, we found that the transcript levels of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) were decreased in islets of NCOA6(+/-) mice compared with NCOA6(+/+) mice. Moreover, NCOA6 overexpression increased the levels of Nampt transcripts in the mouse pancreatic β-cell line NIT-1...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432571/cell-therapy-for-type-1-diabetes-current-and-future-strategies
#16
REVIEW
Yasaman Aghazadeh, Maria Cristina Nostro
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is defined by an autoimmune destruction of insulin producing β-cells located in the endocrine part of the pancreas, the islets of Langerhans. As exogenous insulin administration fails at preventing severe complications associated with this disease, cell replacement therapies are being considered as a means to treat T1D. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the challenges associated with current strategies and discuss the potential of stem cell therapy for the treatment of T1D...
June 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431540/prevention-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-formation-in-diabetic-rats-through-beta-cell-modulation-by-aegle-marmelos
#17
Rahman M Hafizur, Shahrukh Momin, Noor Fatima
BACKGROUND: Although the anti-diabetic activity of Aegle marmelos (AM) is known, however, its anti-glycation activity is not reported yet. In this study, we have investigated its anti-glycation activity under in vitro and in vivo conditions and determined possible mechanism(s) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: Effective dose of AM (400 mg/kg) was administrated orally to diabetic rats for 42 days. Thereafter, blood glucose, serum insulin, HbA1c, antioxidant status, and advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) were measured...
April 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424327/rig-i-mavs-and-sting-signaling-promote-gut-integrity-during-irradiation-and-immune-mediated-tissue-injury
#18
Julius C Fischer, Michael Bscheider, Gabriel Eisenkolb, Chia-Ching Lin, Alexander Wintges, Vera Otten, Caroline A Lindemans, Simon Heidegger, Martina Rudelius, Sébastien Monette, Kori A Porosnicu Rodriguez, Marco Calafiore, Sophie Liebermann, Chen Liu, Stefan Lienenklaus, Siegfried Weiss, Ulrich Kalinke, Jürgen Ruland, Christian Peschel, Yusuke Shono, Melissa Docampo, Enrico Velardi, Robert R Jenq, Alan M Hanash, Jarrod A Dudakov, Tobias Haas, Marcel R M van den Brink, Hendrik Poeck
The molecular pathways that regulate the tissue repair function of type I interferon (IFN-I) during acute tissue damage are poorly understood. We describe a protective role for IFN-I and the RIG-I/MAVS signaling pathway during acute tissue damage in mice. Mice lacking mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein (MAVS) were more sensitive to total body irradiation- and chemotherapy-induced intestinal barrier damage. These mice developed worse graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in a preclinical model of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) than did wild-type mice...
April 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422431/effect-of-empagliflozin-on-tacrolimus-induced-pancreas-islet-dysfunction-and-renal-injury
#19
J Jin, L Jin, K Luo, S W Lim, B H Chung, C W Yang
An inhibitor of sodium glucose co-transporter type 2 (SGLT-2) is recommended in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) but its use is still undetermined in Tacrolimus (TAC)-induced DM. We evaluated the effect of empagliflozin (Em) on TAC-induced pancreatic islet dysfunction and renal injury in experimental model of TAC-induced DM and in vitro. TAC induced a two-fold increase in SGLT-2 expression, while Em decreased SGLT-2 expression and further increased urinary glucose excretion compared to the TAC group. Em reduced hyperglycemia and increased plasma insulin level, pancreatic islet size and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) compared to the TAC group...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422118/nutrient-regulation-of-%C3%AE-cell-function-what-do-islet-cell-animal-studies-tell-us
#20
REVIEW
R Carlessi, K N Keane, C Mamotte, P Newsholme
Diabetes mellitus is widely recognised as one of the most serious metabolic diseases worldwide, and its incidence in Asian countries is growing at an alarming rate. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is closely associated with age, sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. In T2DM, β-cell dysfunction will occur before hyperglycaemia develops. Excessive levels of glucose, lipid and various inflammatory factors interact at the level of the pancreatic islet to promote β-cell dysfunction. Pancreatic β-cell lines have been widely utilised since the early 1980s and have contributed a large volume of important information regarding molecular, metabolic and genetic mechanisms that regulate insulin secretion...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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