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Gao-Min Liu, Yao-Ming Zhang
Cancer is a leading cause of death in both developed and developing countries. Metabolic reprogramming is an emerging hallmark of cancer. Glucose homeostasis is reciprocally controlled by the catabolic glycolysis and anabolic gluconeogenesis pathways. Previous studies have mainly focused on catabolic glycolysis, but recently, FBPase, a rate-limiting enzyme in gluconeogenesis, was found to play critical roles in tumour initiation and progression in several cancer types. Here, we review recent ideas and discoveries that illustrate the clinical significance of FBPase expression in various cancers, the mechanism through which FBPase influences cancer, and the mechanism of FBPase silencing...
2018: Cancer Cell International
Pengfei Xu, Fan Hong, Jing Wang, Shu Dai, Jialin Wang, Yonggong Zhai
Constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) is a nuclear receptor that not only regulates drug-metabolizing enzymes but also influences energy metabolism. TC, 1, 4-bis [2-(3, 5-dichloropyridyloxy)] benzene (TCPOBOP) has been shown to inhibit lipogenesis in the liver and adipose tissues. The mammary gland is mainly composed of fat pads and duct systems in adolescent female mice. Here, activation of CAR by TC reduces the mammary gland weight, blocks lipid accumulation by inhibiting lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis, and accelerates collagen formation and fibrosis in the mammary fat pad of adolescent female mice...
March 14, 2018: Toxicology Letters
V Kroezen, F S Schenkel, F Miglior, C F Baes, E J Squires
High-yielding dairy cattle are susceptible to ketosis, a metabolic disease that negatively affects the health, fertility, and milk production of the cow. Interest in breeding for more robust dairy cattle with improved resistance to disease is global; however, genetic evaluations for ketosis would benefit from the additional information provided by genetic markers. Candidate genes that are proposed to have a biological role in the pathogenesis of ketosis were investigated in silico and a custom panel of 998 putative single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers was developed...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Lianbin Xu, Xueyan Lin, Robin R White, Mark D Hanigan, Zhiyong Hu, Qiuling Hou, Yun Wang, Zhonghua Wang
Background: Circulating amino acid (AA) and nitric oxide (NO) concentrations and hepatic gluconeogenesis are affected by previous protein intake. However, information about their relations and islet hormone responses is limited. Objective: This study investigated the associations between islet hormone concentrations with circulating AA and NO concentrations as well as with hepatic gluconeogenesis in lactating rats. Methods: At delivery, 18 Wistar rats aged 14 wk were assigned either to low-protein (LP; 9% protein), standard-protein (SP; 21% protein), or high-protein (HP; 35% protein) diets for 15 d in groups of 6 pups/dam...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Zhanni Gu, Lingyan Wu, Yanan Duan, Jiang Wang, Shengbin Zhou, Jingya Li, Kaixian Chen, Jia Li, Hong Liu
To discover more derivatives with better glucose-lowering efficacy compared with berberine, twenty-three novel compounds with 4,7,12,12a-tetrahydro-5H-thieno[3',2':3,4]pyrido[1,2-b]isoquinoline or 5,8,12,12a-tetrahydro-6H-thieno[2',3':4,5]pyrido[2,1-a]isoquinoline cores were designed, synthesized, and biologically evaluated in vitro in continuation of our previous work on indirect activators of adenosine 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Nine compounds effectively stimulated glucose consumption (>2...
March 12, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Christina Schumann, Michael Faust
BACKGROUND:  Diabetic ketoacidosis and the hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state are the most serious diabetic emergencies. Before the discovery of insulin in 1921 by Banting and Best the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes was fatal ending in diabetic ketoacidosis equivalent to a torturous death. Today, mortality from diabetic ketoacidosis is low at approximately 2 %. But each death from these two acute metabolic complications of diabetes is potentially avoidable by improved patient and healthcare professional education...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Liisa Ailanen, Natalia N Bezborodkina, Laura Virtanen, Suvi T Ruohonen, Anastasia V Malova, Sergey V Okovityi, Elizaveta Y Chistyakova, Eriika Savontaus
Hepatic insulin resistance and increased gluconeogenesis are known therapeutic targets of metformin, but the role of hepatic glycogen in the pathogenesis of diabetes is less clear. Mouse model of neuropeptide Y (NPY) overexpression in noradrenergic neurons (OE-NPYD βH ) with a phenotype of late onset obesity, hepatosteatosis, and prediabetes was used to study early changes in glycogen structure and metabolism preceding prediabetes. Furthermore, the effect of the anti-hyperglycemic agent, metformin (300 mg/kg/day/4 weeks in drinking water), was assessed on changes in glycogen metabolism, body weight, fat mass, and glucose tolerance...
April 2018: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
Danh T Tran, Scott Esckilsen, Jennifer Mulligan, Shikhar Mehrotra, Carl Atkinson, Satish N Nadig
BACKGROUND: Microvascular endothelial cells (ECs) are central to an allograft's immunogenicity. Cold ischemia and reperfusion injury associated with static cold storage and warm reperfusion activates ECs and increases the immunogenicity of the allograft. Following reperfusion, mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening contributes to mitochondrial dysfunction in the allograft, which correlates to alloimmune rejection. Current understanding of this relationship, however, centers on the whole allograft instead of ECs...
March 10, 2018: Transplantation
Tao Wei, Kejun Deng, Hongbin Wang, Lipeng Zhang, Chunguo Wang, Wenqin Song, Yong Zhang, Chengbin Chen
In our previous study, drought-resistant transgenic plants of Salvia miltiorrhiza were produced via overexpression of the transcription factor AtDREB1A. To unravel the molecular mechanisms underpinning elevated drought tolerance in transgenic plants, in the present study we compared the global transcriptional profiles of wild-type (WT) and AtDREB1A -expressing transgenic plants using RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq). Using cluster analysis, we identified 3904 differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Compared with WT plants, 423 unigenes were up-regulated in pRD29A::AtDREB1A-31 before drought treatment, while 936 were down-regulated and 1580 and 1313 unigenes were up- and down-regulated after six days of drought...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yanjie Zhang, Qiuyue Guan, Yin Liu, Yuwei Zhang, Yulong Chen, Jinglu Chen, Yulan Liu, Zhiguang Su
Hepatic gluconeogenesis is essential to maintain the blood glucose levels, and its abnormal activation leads to hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes. However, the molecular mechanisms in the regulation of hepatic gluconeogenesis remain to be fully defined. In this study, using murine hepatocytes and a liver-specific knockout mouse model, we explored the physiological role of nuclear factor Y (NF-Y) in regulating hepatic glucose metabolism and the underlying mechanism. We found that NF-Y targets the gluconeogenesis pathway in the liver...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Aldo Bonaventura, Fabrizio Montecucco
Corticosteroids are widely diffused drugs. An important side effect is the impairment of glycemic control both in patients with known diabetes and in normoglycemic ones potentially leading to steroid-induced diabetes mellitus (SIDM). In this review based on papers released on PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE from January 2015 to October 2017, we summarized and discussed main updates about the definition, the diagnosis, and the pathophysiology of steroid-induced hyperglycemia (SIH), with a look to new therapies. Main alterations responsible for the diabetogenic effect of corticosteroids are a negative impact on insulin sensitivity along with a derangement on insulin secretion, explaining the typical post-prandial hyperglycemia linked to the promotion of gluconeogenesis...
March 9, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Atsushi Kurabayashi, Chiharu Tanaka, Waka Matsumoto, Seiji Naganuma, Mutsuo Furihata, Keiji Inoue, Yoshihiko Kakinuma
AIMS: Our previous study revealed that cyclic hindlimb ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) activates cardiac acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis through the cholinergic nervous system and cell-derived ACh accelerates glucose uptake. However, the mechanisms regulating glucose metabolism in vivo remain unknown. We investigated the effects and mechanisms of IR in mice under pathophysiological conditions. METHODS: Using IR-subjected male C57BL/6J mice, the effects of IR on blood sugar (BS), glucose uptake, central parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) activity, hepatic gluconeogenic enzyme expression and those of ACh on hepatocellular glucose uptake were assessed...
March 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Albert Giralt, Pierre-Damien Denechaud, Isabel C Lopez-Mejia, Brigitte Delacuisine, Emilie Blanchet, Caroline Bonner, Francois Pattou, Jean-Sébastien Annicotte, Lluis Fajas
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant hepatic glucose production contributes to the development of hyperglycemia and is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, we showed that the transcription factor E2F1, a component of the cell cycle machinery, contributes to hepatic steatosis through the transcriptional regulation of key lipogenic enzymes. Here, we investigate if E2F1 contributes to hyperglycemia by regulating hepatic gluconeogenesis. METHODS: We use different genetic models to investigate if E2F1 regulates gluconeogenesis in primary hepatocytes and in vivo...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
Gaia Botteri, Laia Salvadó, Anna Gumà, D Lee Hamilton, Paul J Meakin, Gemma Montagut, Michael L J Ashford, Victoria Ceperuelo-Mallafré, Sonia Fernández-Veledo, Joan Vendrell, María Calderón-Dominguez, Dolors Serra, Laura Herrero, Javier Pizarro, Emma Barroso, Xavier Palomer, Manuel Vázquez-Carrera
OBJECTIVE: β-secretase/β-site amyloid precursor protein (APP)-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) is a key enzyme involved in Alzheimer's disease that has recently been implicated in insulin-independent glucose uptake in myotubes. However, it is presently unknown whether BACE1 and the product of its activity, soluble APPβ (sAPPβ), contribute to lipid-induced inflammation and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle cells. MATERIALS/METHODS: Studies were conducted in mouse C2C12 myotubes, skeletal muscle from Bace1-/- mice and mice treated with sAPPβ and adipose tissue and plasma from obese and type 2 diabetic patients...
March 8, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Guang Ren, Agnes M Rimando, Suresh T Mathews
Pterostilbene, a bioactive component of blueberries and grapes, shows structural similarity to resveratrol, and exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, hypoglycemic, and cholesterol lowering effects. Recent evidence indicates that pterostilbene is an agonist of the nuclear receptor, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α). Since PPAR-α agonists induce peroxisomal proliferation and fatty acid oxidation, we examined gene expression of acyl CoA oxidase (ACO) and carnitine palmitoyl transferase-1 (CPT-1)...
March 7, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jiaojiao Hou, Yuan Li, Xüxia Ren, Fei Gao, Yuqin Chen, Yaoxing Yi, Lili Kang, Yürui Luo, Mei Yang
Aquaporin-9 (AQP9) is an aquaglyceroporin that biophysically conducts water, glycerol, and other small solutes. AQP9 is expressed in hepatocytes on the sinusoidal surfaces of hepatocyte plates in the liver, where it is considered responsible for the glycerol uptake in gluconeogenesis. However, limited information is available on the expression and regulating mechanism of AQP9 in different hyperglycemia models. Thus, this study examined the expression patterns of AQP9 and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in Types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) to clarify the roles and regulating mechanism of AQP9 in gluconeogenesis...
March 9, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
Y Zhang, G Claireaux, H Takle, S M Jørgensen, A P Farrell
The recovery of oxygen uptake to the standard metabolic rate (SMR) following exhaustive chasing exercise in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar parr occurred in three phases (rapid, plateau and slow). The initial recovery phase lasted 0·7 h and contributed 16% to the total excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). It was followed by a longer plateau phase that contributed 53% to the total EPOC. The slow recovery phase that completed recovery of SMR, which has not been reported previously, made a 31% contribution to the total EPOC...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Fish Biology
Yoko Itahana, Koji Itahana
Glucose is the key source for most organisms to provide energy, as well as the key source for metabolites to generate building blocks in cells. The deregulation of glucose homeostasis occurs in various diseases, including the enhanced aerobic glycolysis that is observed in cancers, and insulin resistance in diabetes. Although p53 is thought to suppress tumorigenesis primarily by inducing cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and senescence in response to stress, the non-canonical functions of p53 in cellular energy homeostasis and metabolism are also emerging as critical factors for tumor suppression...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Renata B. Kostogrys, Magdalena Franczyk-Żarów, Angelika Manterys, Iwona Wybrańska
Background: Caloric restriction (CR) leads to decrease metabolic intensity, which results in a reduction of oxygen consumption and the amount of free radicals. This can affect the function of the liver. Studies show that caloric restriction does not alter or significantly increase the enzyme activity associated with gluconeogenesis, but the effect was different according to the age of the model animals. Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of caloric restriction on liver function in young and old ApoE/ LDLr-/- mice...
2018: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
Gemma Sangüesa, José Carlos Montañés, Miguel Baena, Rosa María Sánchez, Núria Roglans, Marta Alegret, Juan Carlos Laguna
PURPOSE: Sugar-sweetened beverage intake is a risk factor for insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, fatty liver, and steatohepatitis (NASH). Sub-chronic supplementation of liquid fructose, but not glucose, in female rats increases liver and plasma triglycerides without inflammation. We hypothesized that chronic supplementation of fructose would cause NASH and liver insulin resistance. METHODS: We supplemented female Sprague-Dawley rats with water or either fructose or glucose 10% w/v solutions under isocaloric conditions for 7 months...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
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