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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630133/dual-regulation-of-gluconeogenesis-by-insulin-and-glucose-in-the-proximal-tubules-of-the-kidney
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Motohiro Sasaki, Takayoshi Sasako, Naoto Kubota, Yoshitaka Sakurai, Iseki Takamoto, Tetsuya Kubota, Reiko Inagi, George Seki, Moritaka Goto, Kohjiro Ueki, Masaomi Nangaku, Takahito Jomori, Takashi Kadowaki
Growing attention has been focused on the roles of the proximal tubules (PTs) of the kidney in glucose metabolism, including the mechanism of regulation of gluconeogenesis. Here, we found that PT-specific IRS1/2 double-knockout mice, established by using the newly generated sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)-Cre transgenic mice, exhibited impaired insulin signaling and upregulated gluconeogenic gene expression and renal gluconeogenesis, resulting in systemic insulin resistance. On the other hand, in streptozotocin-treated mice, although insulin action was impaired in the PTs, the gluconeogenic gene expression was unexpectedly downregulated in the renal cortex, which was restored by administration of an SGLT1/2 inhibitor...
June 19, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621732/lipid-accumulation-in-hepg2-cells-is-attenuated-by-strawberry-extract-through-ampk-activation
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Tamara Y Forbes-Hernández, Francesca Giampieri, Massimiliano Gasparrini, Sadia Afrin, Luca Mazzoni, Mario D Cordero, Bruno Mezzetti, José L Quiles, Maurizio Battino
Regulation of lipid metabolism is essential for treatment and prevention of several chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, which are responsible for most deaths worldwide. It has been demonstrated that the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has a direct impact on lipid metabolism by modulating several downstream-signaling components. The main objective of the present work was to evaluate the in vitro effect of a methanolic strawberry extract on AMPK and its possible repercussion on lipid metabolism in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2)...
June 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620456/effects-of-physical-activity-on-the-link-between-pgc-1a-and-fndc5-in-muscle-circulating-%C3%AE-risin-and-ucp1-of-white-adipocytes-in-humans-a-systematic-review
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Petros C Dinas, Ian M Lahart, James A Timmons, Per-Arne Svensson, Yiannis Koutedakis, Andreas D Flouris, George S Metsios
Background: Exercise may activate a brown adipose-like phenotype in white adipose tissue. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the effects of physical activity on the link between peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1a) and fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) in muscle, circulating Irisin and uncoupling protein one (UCP1) of white adipocytes in humans. Methods: Two databases (PubMed 1966 to 08/2016 and EMBASE 1974 to 08/2016) were searched using an appropriate algorithm...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620170/validation-of-optimal-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-in-muscle-and-adipose-tissue-for-obesity-and-diabetes-research
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Lester J Perez, Liliam Rios, Purvi Trivedi, Kenneth D'Souza, Andrew Cowie, Carine Nzirorera, Duncan Webster, Keith Brunt, Jean-Francois Legare, Ansar Hassan, Petra C Kienesberger, Thomas Pulinilkunnil
The global incidence of obesity has led to an increasing need for understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive this epidemic and its comorbidities. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) is the most reliable and widely used method for gene expression analysis. The selection of suitable reference genes (RGs) is critical for obtaining accurate gene expression information. The current study aimed to identify optimal RGs to perform quantitative transcriptomic analysis based on RT-qPCR for obesity and diabetes research, employing in vitro and mouse models, and human tissue samples...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616781/impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-expression-during-resuscitated-murine-septic-shock
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Tamara Merz, Josef A Vogt, Ulrich Wachter, Enrico Calzia, Csaba Szabo, Rui Wang, Peter Radermacher, Oscar McCook
BACKGROUND: Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) was shown to have a regulatory role in glucose metabolism. Circulatory shock can induce metabolic stress, thereby leading to hyperglycemia and mitochondrial dysfunction. In vitro data suggest an effect of high glucose on CSE expression. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hyperglycemia on CSE expression in resuscitated murine septic shock. METHODS: Normo- (80-150 mg/dl) and hyperglycemic (>200 mg/dl) male C57/BL6J mice (n = 5-6 per group) underwent cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced polymicrobial sepsis or sham procedure (n = 6 per group) and, 15 h afterwards, were anesthetized again, surgically instrumented and received intensive care treatment, including antibiotics, lung protective mechanical ventilation, circulatory support, and intravenous (i...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614912/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-facilitates-osteogenic-differentiation-in-mc3t3-e1-cells-via-the-sirtuin-1-dependent-signaling-pathway
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Kai Gong, Bo Qu, Cairu Wang, Jingsong Zhou, Dongfa Liao, Wei Zheng, Xianming Pan
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by a lack of insulin and high glucose levels. T2DM can cause bone loss and fracture, thus leading to diabetic osteoporosis. Promoting osteogenic differentiation of osteoblasts may effectively treat diabetic osteoporosis. We previously reported that Sirtuin 1 (Sirt1), a NAD+-dependent deacetylase, promotes osteogenic differentiation through downregulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma. We also found that miR-132 regulates osteogenic differentiation by downregulating Sirt1 in a PPARbeta/δ- dependent manner...
June 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609844/an-overview-on-immunoregulatory-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-chrysin-and-flavonoids-substances
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Majid Zeinali, Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Inflammation and the pro-inflammatory cytokines are associated with numerous chronic diseases. Studies suggest that flavonoids, plant polyphenolic compound derivatives from natural origin, have a wide range of putative biological activities. Similar to other flavonoids, chrysin (CH) by its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects is a potential prophylactic agent in immunopathological and physicochemical injuries. This is an overview on putative immunomodulatory activities of flavonoids and beneficial health effects of these substances particularly, CH in the immune system...
June 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604636/baccharis-trimera-less-dc-exhibits-an-anti-adipogenic-effect-by-inhibiting-the-expression-of-proteins-involved-in-adipocyte-differentiation
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Daniele de Souza Marinho do Nascimento, Ruth Medeiros Oliveira, Rafael Barros Gomes Camara, Dayanne Lopes Gomes, Jessika Fernanda Santiago Monte, Mariana Santana Santos Pereira Costa, Júlia Moraes Fernandes, Silvana Maria Zucolotto Langassner, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha
Baccharis trimera (Less.) DC (gorse) is a plant popularly used for the treatment of obesity. In this study, we prepared three B. trimera extracts aqueous extract (AE), decoction (AE-D), and methanol extract (ME) and investigated their antioxidant effects in six different tests and their anti-adipogenic effect in 3T3-L1 cells. The extracts showed a dose-dependent antioxidant activity in all tests. AE was the most potent antioxidant in copper and ferric ion chelation assays, whereas AE-D was the most potent in superoxide and hydroxyl radical scavenging assays, reducing power assay, and total antioxidant capacity analysis...
June 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603491/nosh-nbp-a-novel-nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-releasing-hybrid-attenuates-ischemic-stroke-induced-neuroinflammatory-injury-by-modulating-microglia-polarization
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Jing Ji, Pengjun Xiang, Tingting Li, Li Lan, Xiaole Xu, Guo Lu, Hui Ji, Yihua Zhang, Yunman Li
NOSH-NBP, a novel nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-releasing hybrid, protects brain from ischemic stroke. This study mainly aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of NOSH-NBP on ischemic stroke and the underlying mechanisms. In vivo, transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) was performed in C57BL/6 mice, with NO-NBP and H2S-NBP as controls. NO and H2S scavengers, carboxy-PTIO and BSS, respectively, were used to quench NO and H2S of NOSH-NBP. In vitro, BV2 microglia/BMDM were induced to the M1/2 phenotype, and conditioned medium (CM) experiments in BV2 microglia, neurons and b...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603486/comparison-of-sirtuin-3-levels-in-als-and-huntington-s-disease-differential-effects-in-human-tissue-samples-vs-transgenic-mouse-models
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Eva Buck, Hanna Bayer, Katrin S Lindenberg, Johannes Hanselmann, Noemi Pasquarelli, Albert C Ludolph, Patrick Weydt, Anke Witting
Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by distinct patterns of neuronal loss. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) upper and lower motoneurons degenerate whereas in Huntington's disease (HD) medium spiny neurons in the striatum are preferentially affected. Despite these differences the pathophysiological mechanisms and risk factors are remarkably similar. In addition, non-neuronal features, such as weight loss implicate a dysregulation in energy metabolism. Mammalian sirtuins, especially the mitochondrial NAD+ dependent sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), regulate mitochondrial function and aging processes...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601955/suksdorfin-promotes-adipocyte-differentiation-and-improves-abnormalities-in-glucose-metabolism-via-ppar%C3%AE-activation
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Mari Iwase, Takayuki Yamamoto, Kanako Nishimura, Haruya Takahashi, Shinsuke Mohri, Yongjia Li, Huei-Fen Jheng, Wataru Nomura, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Chu-Sook Kim, Rina Yu, Masahiko Taniguchi, Kimiye Baba, Shigeru Murakami, Teruo Kawada, Tsuyoshi Goto
Although the Apiaceae herb family has been traditionally used for the management of type 2 diabetes, its molecular mechanism has not been clarified. Coumarin derivatives, which are abundant in plants of the Apiaceae family, were evaluated for their effects on adipogenesis. We found that suksdorfin significantly promoted adipocyte differentiation and enhanced production of adiponectin, an anti-diabetic adipokine. We also demonstrated that suksdorfin activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), a master regulator of adipogenesis...
June 10, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600747/sodium-butyrate-protects-against-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells-through-modulating-nrf2-pathway-and-mitochondrial-function
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Xingan Xing, Zheshu Jiang, Xue Tang, Panpan Wang, Yingrui Li, Yongjuan Sun, Guowei Le, Sixiang Zou
Sodium butyrate (NaBu) is a by-product of microbial fermentation of dietary fiber in the gastrointestinal tract and has been shown to increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes, such as catalase or heme oxidase-1, in vivo. However, the mechanism of this effect is still unclear. This study investigated the antioxidant effect of NaBu on HepG2 cells under H2O2-induced oxidative stress. NaBu (0.3 mM) attenuated cell death and accumulation of reactive oxygen species and improved multiple antioxidant parameters in H2O2-injured HepG2 cells...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597850/the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Catherine Elix, Sumanta K Pal, Jeremy O Jones
Despite great progress in the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, this disease remains an incredible health and economic burden. Although androgen receptor (AR) signaling plays a key role in the development and progression of prostate cancer, aberrations in other molecular pathways also contribute to the disease, making it essential to identify and develop drugs against novel targets, both for the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. One promising target is the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) protein...
June 9, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595081/pioglitazone-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-depression-like-behaviors-modulates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-6-stat3-creb-bdnf-pathways-and-central-serotonergic-neurotransmission-in-mice
#14
L Liao, X D Zhang, J Li, Z W Zhang, C C Yang, C L Rao, C J Zhou, L Zeng, L B Zhao, L Fang, D Y Yang, P Xie
Immune activation and inflammation are closely associated with the development of depression. Pioglitazone (PIO), a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) agonist, has exhibited antidepressant-like effects in a couple of studies. However, the underlying mechanisms are far from being fully elucidated. The study aimed to investigate the effects of PIO on depression-like behaviors induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and to explore the possible underlying mechanisms. The results showed that PIO pretreatment attenuated the depression-like behaviors in mice challenged with intracerebroventricular (i...
June 5, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594375/a-high-protein-diet-reduces-weight-gain-decreases-food-intake-decreases-liver-fat-deposition-and-improves-markers-of-muscle-metabolism-in-obese-zucker-rats
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William W French, Sami Dridi, Stephanie A Shouse, Hexirui Wu, Aubree Hawley, Sun-Ok Lee, Xuan Gu, Jamie I Baum
A primary factor in controlling and preventing obesity is through dietary manipulation. Diets higher in protein have been shown to improve body composition and metabolic health during weight loss. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of a high-protein diet versus a moderate-protein diet on muscle, liver and fat metabolism and glucose regulation using the obese Zucker rat. Twelve-week old, male, Zucker (fa/fa) and lean control (Fa/fa) rats were randomly assigned to either a high-protein (40% energy) or moderate-protein (20% energy) diet for 12 weeks, with a total of four groups: lean 20% protein (L20; n = 8), lean 40% protein (L40; n = 10), obese 20% protein (O20; n = 8), and obese 40% protein (O40; n = 10)...
June 8, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588550/the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-pparg-in-adipogenesis-applying-knowledge-from-the-fish-aquaculture-industry-to-biomedical-research
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REVIEW
Rebecca Wafer, Panna Tandon, James E N Minchin
The tropical freshwater zebrafish has recently emerged as a valuable model organism for the study of adipose tissue biology and obesity-related disease. The strengths of the zebrafish model system are its wealth of genetic mutants, transgenic tools, and amenability to high-resolution imaging of cell dynamics within live animals. However, zebrafish adipose research is at a nascent stage and many gaps exist in our understanding of zebrafish adipose physiology and metabolism. By contrast, adipose research within other, closely related, teleost species has a rich and extensive history, owing to the economic importance of these fish as a food source...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587345/palmitoleate-inhibits-insulin-transcription-by-activating-the-erk1-2-pathway-in-rat-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#17
Yumei Yang, Liangliang Gong
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of palmitoleate on insulin secretion and insulin mRNA levels, and to investigate the transcriptional regulation of insulin. INS-1 rat insulinoma cells were treated with palmitoleate in the presence of high glucose, and the amount of secreted insulin was measured via radioimmunoassay. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed to evaluate the mRNA levels of insulin and pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (PDX1) under palmitoleate treatment...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586412/high-fat-diet-and-female-fertility
#18
Natalie M Hohos, Malgorzata E Skaznik-Wikiel
The prevalence of obesity is high among reproductive age women and is associated with impaired reproductive function. Obesity is multifactorial in origin, yet many cases of obesity result from overconsumption of a diet high in fat. Excess dietary fat increases both adipose and non-adipose tissue lipid content, and through lipotoxicity leads to cell dysfunction and death. High dietary fat intake, with or without the development of obesity, impairs female hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis functionality and fertility...
June 6, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585198/fat-cell-and-fatty-acid-turnover-in-obesity
#19
Atilla Engin
The ratio of free fatty acid (FFA) turnover decreases significantly with the expansion of white adipose tissue. Adipose tissue and dietary saturated fatty acid levels significantly correlate with an increase in fat cell size and number. Inhibition of adipose triglyceride lipase leads to an accumulation of triglyceride, whereas inhibition of hormone-sensitive lipase leads to the accumulation of diacylglycerol. The G0/G1 switch gene 2 increases lipid content in adipocytes and promotes adipocyte hypertrophy through the restriction of triglyceride turnover...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581876/hypolipidemic-activity-of-quercus-acutissima-fruit-ethanol-extract-is-mediated-by-inhibition-of-acetylation
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Jin-Taek Hwang, Hyo-Kyoung Choi, Sung Hee Kim, Sangwon Chung, Haeng Jeon Hur, Jae Ho Park, Min-Yu Chung
The acetylation of histone and nonhistone proteins is associated with adipogenesis. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether an ethanol extract of Quercus acutissima fruit (QF) exhibits antiobesity effects through inhibition of acetylation in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and high fat diet (HFD)-fed obese mice. We observed that QF acts as a histone acetyltransferase (HAT) inhibitor and that QF (400 μg/mL) markedly inhibits the activity of p300 and CREB-binding protein. QF (200 μg/mL) significantly attenuated lipid accumulation without apparent toxicity, which is likely attributable to a decrease in the expressions of lipogenic proteins, including fatty acid synthase, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1, and CCAAT-enhancer-binding proteins alpha that were otherwise increased by MDI (a hormonal cocktail containing methyl isobutylmethylxanthine, dexamethasone, and insulin)...
June 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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