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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429187/curcumin-reverses-the-depressive-like-behavior-and-insulin-resistance-induced-by-chronic-mild-stress
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Ji-Duo Shen, Yu Wei, Yu-Jie Li, Jing-Yi Qiao, Yu-Cheng Li
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that patients with depression have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance has been identified as the key mechanism linking depression and diabetes. The present study established a rat model of depression complicated by insulin resistance using a 12-week exposure to chronic mild stress (CMS) and investigated the therapeutic effects of curcumin. Sucrose intake tests were used to evaluate depressive-like behaviors, and oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) and intraperitoneal insulin tolerance tests (IPITT) were performed to evaluate insulin sensitivity...
April 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424264/identification-of-a-multienzyme-complex-for-glucose-metabolism-in-living-cells
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Casey L Kohnhorst, Minjoung Kyoung, Miji Jeon, Danielle L Schmitt, Erin L Kennedy, Julio Ramirez, Syrena M Bracey, Bao Tran Luu, Sarah J Russell, Songon An
Sequential metabolic enzymes in glucose metabolism have long been hypothesized to form multienzyme complexes that regulate glucose flux in living cells. However, it has been challenging to directly observe these complexes and their functional roles in living systems. In this work, we have used wide-field and confocal fluorescence microscopy to investigate the spatial organization of metabolic enzymes participating in glucose metabolism in human cells. We provide compelling evidence that human liver-type phosphofructokinase 1 (PFKL), which catalyzes a bottleneck step of glycolysis, forms various sizes of cytoplasmic clusters in human cancer cells, independent of protein expression levels and of the choice of fluorescent tags...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421289/adult-male-northern%C3%A2-elephant-seals-maintain-high-rates-of-glucose-production-during-extended-breeding-fasts
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Daniel E Crocker, Brian K Wenzel, Cory D Champagne, Dorian S Houser
Many species undergo natural fasts as part of their life histories. Extended fasting is associated with increased β-oxidation of fatty acids and reduced oxidation of glucose to minimize commitment of body protein to gluconeogenesis. However, the metabolic strategies used to sustain extended fasts simultaneous with high rates of energy expenditure are not well understood. Studies in fasting adult female and weanling northern elephant seals (NES) have revealed high rates of endogenous glucose production (EGP) under constraints of high nutrient demand for lactation or development but relatively low rates of metabolism...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414056/protective-effects-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-against-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice
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Xue Sun, Xingping Duan, Changyuan Wang, Zhihao Liu, Pengyuan Sun, Xiaokui Huo, Xiaodong Ma, Huijun Sun, Kexin Liu, Qiang Meng
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a predictive factor of death from many diseases. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the protective effect of glycyrrhizic acid (GA), a natural triterpene glycoside, on NAFLD induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) in mice, and further to elucidate the mechanisms underlying GA protection. GA treatment significantly reduced the relative liver weight, serum ALT, AST activities, levels of serum lipid, blood glucose and insulin. GA suppressed lipid accumulation in liver...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412652/during-yeast-chronological-aging-resveratrol-supplementation-results-in-a-short-lived-phenotype-sir2-dependent
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Ivan Orlandi, Giulia Stamerra, Maurizio Strippoli, Marina Vai
Resveratrol (RSV) is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound endowed with interesting biological properties/functions amongst which are its activity as an antioxidant and as Sirtuin activating compound towards SIRT1 in mammals. Sirtuins comprise a family of NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylases that are involved in many physiological and pathological processes including aging and age-related diseases. These enzymes are conserved across species and SIRT1 is the closest mammalian orthologue of Sir2 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
April 9, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411267/nfe2-induces-mir-423-5p-to-promote-gluconeogenesis-and-hyperglycemia-by-repressing-hepatic-fam3a-atp-akt-pathway
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Weili Yang, Junpei Wang, Zhenzhen Chen, Ji Chen, Yuhong Meng, Liming Chen, Yongsheng Chang, Bin Geng, Libo Sun, Lin Dou, Jian Li, Youfei Guan, Qinghua Cui, Jichun Yang
Under obese condition, hepatic FAM3A expression is repressed, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. This study determined the role and mechanism of miR-423-5p in hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism by repressing FAM3A expression. miR-423-5p expression was increased in the livers of obese diabetic mice and NAFLD patients with decreased FAM3A expression. miR-423-5p directly targeted FAM3A mRNA to repress its expression and FAM3A-ATP-Akt pathway in cultured hepatocytes. Hepatic miR-423-5p inhibition suppressed gluconeogenesis, and improved insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and fatty liver in obese diabetic mice...
April 14, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405243/transcriptomic-responses-of-the-liver-and-adipose-tissues-to-altered-carbohydrate-fat-ratio-in-diet-an-isoenergetic-study-in-young-rats
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Mitsuru Tanaka, Akihito Yasuoka, Manae Shimizu, Yoshikazu Saito, Kei Kumakura, Tomiko Asakura, Toshitada Nagai
BACKGROUND: To elucidate the effects of altered dietary carbohydrate and fat balance on liver and adipose tissue transcriptomes, 3-week-old rats were fed three kinds of diets: low-, moderate-, and high-fat diets (L, M, and H) containing a different ratio of carbohydrate-fat (C-F) (65:15, 60:20, and 35:45 in energy percent, respectively). METHODS: The rats consumed the diets for 9 weeks and were subjected to biochemical and DNA microarray analyses. RESULTS: The rats in the H-group exhibited lower serum triacylglycerol (TG) levels but higher liver TG and cholesterol content than rats in the L-group...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403934/a-synthetic-nitraria-alkaloid-isonitramine-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-and-attenuates-postprandial-hyperglycemia
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So Jung Kwon, Su Jung Hwang, Yeonghun Jung, Hyeung-Geun Park, Mi-Hyun Kim, Yohan Park, Hyo-Jong Lee
OBJECTIVE: The extracts of Nitraria genus are composed of Nitraria alkaloids and have been used traditionally as a hypoglycemic medicine. However, the efficacy and precise mechanism of Nitraria alkaloids remain largely unknown. METHODS: Previously, we reported the total synthesis of (+)-isonitramine, one of Nitraria alkaloids. In this study, we investigated the anti-diabetic potential of isonitramine in diabetes mellitus and its underlying molecular mechanism in carbohydrate catabolism in vitro and in vivo...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399854/improved-n-butanol-production-via-co-expression-of-membrane-targeted-tilapia-metallothionein-and-the-clostridial-metabolic-pathway-in-escherichia-coli
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Wei-Chih Chin, Kuo-Hsing Lin, Chun-Chi Liu, Kenji Tsuge, Chieh-Chen Huang
BACKGROUND: N-Butanol has favorable characteristics for use as either an alternative fuel or platform chemical. Bio-based n-butanol production using microbes is an emerging technology that requires further development. Although bio-industrial microbes such as Escherichia coli have been engineered to produce n-butanol, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated toxicity may limit productivity. Previously, we show that outer-membrane-targeted tilapia metallothionein (OmpC-TMT) is more effective as an ROS scavenger than human and mouse metallothioneins to reduce oxidative stress in the host cell...
April 11, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396843/clostridioides-difficile-630%C3%AE-erm-in-silico-and-in-vivo-quantitative-growth-and-extensive-polysaccharide-secretion
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Henning Dannheim, Sabine E Will, Dietmar Schomburg, Meina Neumann-Schaal
Antibiotic-associated infections with Clostridioides difficile are a severe and often lethal risk for hospitalized patients, and can also affect populations without these classical risk factors. For a rational design of therapeutical concepts, a better knowledge of the metabolism of the pathogen is crucial. Metabolic modeling can provide a simulation of quantitative growth and usage of metabolic pathways, leading to a deeper understanding of the organism. Here, we present an elaborate genome-scale metabolic model of C...
April 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396610/modulation-of-glucose-metabolism-by-a-natural-compound-from-chloranthus-japonicus-via-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Rongkuan Hu, Huan Yan, Xiaoyan Fei, Haiyang Liu, Jiarui Wu
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key sensor and regulator of glucose metabolism. Here, we demonstrated that shizukaol F, a natural compound isolated from Chloranthus japonicus, can activate AMPK and modulate glucose metabolism both in vitro and in vivo. Shizukaol F increased glucose uptake in differentiated C2C12 myotubes by stimulating glucose transporter-4 (GLUT-4) membraned translocation. Treatment of primary mouse hepatocytes with shizukaol F decreased the expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase 2 (PEPCK), glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) and suppressed hepatic gluconeogenesis...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395363/natural-products-as-lead-compounds-for-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-sglt-inhibitors
#12
Wolfgang Blaschek
Glucose homeostasis is maintained by antagonistic hormones such as insulin and glucagon as well as by regulation of glucose absorption, gluconeogenesis, biosynthesis and mobilization of glycogen, glucose consumption in all tissues and glomerular filtration, and reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys. Glucose enters or leaves cells mainly with the help of two membrane integrated transporters belonging either to the family of facilitative glucose transporters (GLUTs) or to the family of sodium glucose cotransporters (SGLTs)...
April 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394358/mage-trim28-complex-promotes-the-warburg-effect-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-by-targeting-fbp1-for-degradation
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X Jin, Y Pan, L Wang, L Zhang, R Ravichandran, P R Potts, J Jiang, H Wu, H Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading cause of cancer death in the world. Fructose-1,6-biphosphatase (FBP1), a rate-limiting enzyme in gluconeogenesis, has been identified recently as a tumor suppressor in HCC and other cancer types. In this study, we demonstrated that the tripartite motif-containing protein 28 (TRIM28) binds directly to and promotes FBP1 for ubiquitination and degradation. MAGE-A3 and MAGE-C2, which are known to be overexpressed in HCC, can enhance TRIM28-dependent degradation of FBP1 by forming ubiquitin ligase complexes with TRIM28...
April 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389126/pro-moting-the-turnover-of-gluconeogenic-enzymes-by-a-new-branch-of-the-n-end-rule-pathway
#14
David A Dougan
The N-end rule pathway is a set of protein degradation systems that link the in vivo stability of a protein to its N-terminal residue. A recent paper from Alexander Varshavsky's laboratory [1] identifies a new branch of the N-end rule pathway that specifically recognizes the N-terminal Pro residue of key gluconeogenesis enzymes.
April 4, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388373/protein-kinetics-and-metabolic-effects-related-to-disease-states-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Robert G Martindale, Daren K Heyland, Saúl J Rugeles, Jan Wernerman, Peter J M Weijs, Jayshil J Patel, Stephen A McClave
Evaluating protein kinetics in the critically ill population remains a very difficult task. Heterogeneity in the intensive care unit (ICU) population and wide spectrum of disease processes creates complexity in assessing protein kinetics. Traditionally, protein has been delivered in the context of total energy. Focus on energy delivery has recently come into question, as the importance of supplemental protein in patient outcomes has been shown in several recent trials. The ICU patient is prone to catabolism, immobilization, and impaired immunity, which is a perfect storm for massive loss of lean body tissue with a unidirectional flow of amino acids from muscle to immune tissue for immunoglobulin production, as well as liver for gluconeogenesis and acute phase protein synthesis...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385612/inhibition-of-liver-alanine-aminotransferase-and-aspartate-aminotransferase-by-hesperidin-and-its-aglycone-hesperetin-an-in-vitro-and-in-silico-study
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Sara Zareei, Massoud M A Boojar, Massoud Amanlou
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the inhibitory effects of two natural flavonoids, hesperetin (HT) and hesperidin (HD), on two gluconeogenesis enzymes, alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) activities and their possible mechanisms of action. MAIN METHODS: Rat liver incubated with different concentrations of HT and HD was used to measure enzyme activities spectrophotometrically, based on monitoring the oxidation of NADH to NAD(+) at 340nm...
April 3, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379184/the-effect-of-phloroglucinol-a-component-of-ecklonia-cava-extract-on-hepatic-glucose-production
#17
Ji-Young Yoon, Hojung Choi, Hee-Sook Jun
Phloroglucinol is a phenolic compound that is one of the major compounds in Ecklonia cava (brown alga). It has many pharmacological activities, but its anti-diabetic effect is not yet fully explored. In this study, we investigated the effect of phloroglucinol on the control of blood glucose levels and the regulation of hepatic glucose production. Phloroglucinol significantly improved glucose tolerance in male C57BL/6J mice fed a high fat diet (HFD) and inhibited glucose production in mouse primary hepatocytes...
April 5, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378759/quantitative-proteomics-by-swath-ms-reveals-sophisticated-metabolic-reprogramming-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tissues
#18
Yanyan Gao, Xinzheng Wang, Zhihong Sang, Zongcheng Li, Feng Liu, Jie Mao, Dan Yan, Yongqiang Zhao, Hongli Wang, Ping Li, Xiaomin Ying, Xuemin Zhang, Kun He, Hongxia Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, and understanding its molecular pathogenesis is pivotal to managing this disease. Sequential window acquisition of all theoretical mass spectra (SWATH-MS) is an optimal proteomic strategy to seek crucial proteins involved in HCC development and progression. In this study, a quantitative proteomic study of tumour and adjacent non-tumour liver tissues was performed using a SWATH-MS strategy. In total, 4,216 proteins were reliably quantified, and 338 were differentially expressed, with 191 proteins up-regulated and 147 down-regulated in HCC tissues compared with adjacent non-tumourous tissues...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373292/caloric-restriction-extends-yeast-chronological-lifespan-by-optimizing-the-snf1-ampk-signaling-pathway
#19
Margaret B Wierman, Nazif Maqani, Erika Strickler, Mingguang Li, Jeffrey S Smith
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and the homologous yeast SNF1 complex, are key regulators of energy metabolism that counteract nutrient deficiency and ATP depletion by phosphorylating multiple enzymes and transcription factors that maintain energetic homeostasis. AMPK/SNF1 also promotes longevity in several model organisms, including yeast. Here we investigate the role of yeast SNF1 in mediating the extension of chronological lifespan (CLS) by caloric restriction (CR). We find that SNF1 activity is required throughout the log to stationary phase transition (diauxic shift) for effective CLS extension...
April 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371117/structural-constraints-and-importance-of-caffeic-acid-moiety-for-anti-hyperglycemic-effects-of-caffeoylquinic-acids-from-chicory
#20
Kimberly M Palatini Jackson, Thirumurugan Rathinasabapathy, Debora Esposito, Slavko Komarnytsky
SCOPE: Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) is a perennial herb often consumed as a vegetable, whereas the ground and roasted roots are blended as a coffee substitute. Caffeoylquinic or chlorogenic acids (CQA), the abundant intermediates of lignin biosynthesis in chicory, have been reported to improve glucose metabolism in humans, but the functional group in their structure responsible for this effect has not been yet characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here, we showed that three di-O-caffeoylquinic acids suppressed hepatic glucose production in H4IIE rat hepatoma cells by reducing expression of glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), two key enzymes that regulate hepatic gluconeogenesis...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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