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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284867/role-of-the-sugar-moiety-on-the-opioid-receptor-binding-and-conformation-of-a-series-of-enkephalin-neoglycopeptides
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Mònica Rosa, Verónica Gonzalez-Nunez, Katherine Barreto-Valer, Filipa Marcelo, Julia Sánchez-Sánchez, Luis P Calle, Juan C Arévalo, Raquel E Rodríguez, Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, Gemma Arsequell, Gregorio Valencia
Glycosylation by simple sugars is a drug discovery alternative that has been explored with varying success for enhancing the potency and bioavailability of opioid peptides. Long ago we described two O-glycosides having either β-Glucose and β-Galactose of (d-Met(2), Pro(5))-enkephalinamide showing one of the highest antinociceptive activities known. Here, we report the resynthesis of these two analogs and the preparation of three novel neoglycopeptide derivatives (α-Mannose, β-Lactose and β-Cellobiose)...
February 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280764/lipid-quantitation-and-metabolomics-data-from-vitamin-e-deficient-and-sufficient-zebrafish-embryos-from-0-to-120-hours-post-fertilization
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Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Hye-Kyeong Kim, Gerd Bobe, J Frederik Stevens, Enrique Cadenas, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
The data herein is in support of our research article by McDougall et al. (2017) [1], in which we used our zebrafish model of embryonic vitamin E (VitE) deficiency to study the consequences of VitE deficiency during development. Adult 5D wild-type zebrafish (Danio rerio), fed defined diets without (E-) or with VitE (E+, 500 mg RRR-α-tocopheryl acetate/kg diet), were spawned to obtain E- and E+ embryos that we evaluated using metabolomics and specific lipid analyses (each measure at 24, 48, 72, 120 hours-post-fertilization, hpf), neurobehavioral development (locomotor responses at 96 hpf), and rescue strategies...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268202/adverse-effects-of-parental-zinc-deficiency-on-metal-homeostasis-and-embryonic-development-in-a-zebrafish-model
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Laura M Beaver, Yasmeen M Nkrumah-Elie, Lisa Truong, Carrie L Barton, Andrea L Knecht, Greg D Gonnerman, Carmen P Wong, Robert L Tanguay, Emily Ho
The high prevalence of zinc deficiency is a global public health concern, and suboptimal maternal zinc consumption has been associated with adverse effects ranging from impaired glucose tolerance to low birthweights. The mechanisms that contribute to altered development and poor health in zinc deficient offspring are not completely understood. To address this gap, we utilized the Danio rerio model and investigated the impact of dietary zinc deficiency on adults and their developing progeny. Zinc deficient adult fish were significantly smaller in size, and had decreases in learning and fitness...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217809/-generation-and-phenotype-analysis-of-zebrafish-mutations-of-obesity-related-genes-lepr-and-mc4r
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Fei Fei, Shao-Yang Sun, Yu-Xiao Yao, Xu Wang
Obesity has become a severe public health problem across the world, and seriously affects the health and life quality of human beings. Here we generated lepr and mc4r mutant zebrafish via the CRISPR/Cas9 technique, and performed morphological and functional characterizations of those mutants. We observed that there was no significant phenotypic difference between homozygous mutants and wild-type controls before 2.5 months post-fertilization (mpf). However, the adult lepr(-/-) and mc4r(-/-) individuals displayed increased food intake, heavier weight, and higher body fat percentage, the characteristics of obesity phenotypes...
February 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184214/modeling-pancreatic-endocrine-cell-adaptation-and-diabetes-in-the-zebrafish
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Lisette A Maddison, Wenbiao Chen
Glucose homeostasis is an important element of energy balance and is conserved in organisms from fruit fly to mammals. Central to the control of circulating glucose levels in vertebrates are the endocrine cells of the pancreas, particularly the insulin-producing β-cells and the glucagon producing α-cells. A feature of α- and β-cells is their plasticity, an ability to adapt, in function and number as a response to physiological and pathophysiological conditions of increased hormone demand. The molecular mechanisms underlying these adaptive responses that maintain glucose homeostasis are incompletely defined...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132765/zebrafish-akt2-is-essential-for-survival-growth-bone-development-and-glucose-homeostasis
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Dawei Zhang, Jing Wang, Chi Zhou, Wuhan Xiao
As one of three akt isoforms, akt2 plays a key role in the regulation of widely divergent cellular processes in mammals. However, its role and underlying mechanisms in zebrafish remain largely unknown. To elucidate the function of akt2 in zebrafish, we generated zebrafish lacking akt2 gene via CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Akt2-null zebrafish exhibit partial lethality and severe growth deficiency, which is different from those observed in akt2-null mice. Furthermore, akt2-null zebrafish display deficiency in fin ray development, but their cartilage is not affected...
January 26, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129847/analysis-of-pancreatic-disease-in-zebrafish
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S C Eames Nalle, K F Franse, M D Kinkel
One of the appeals of the zebrafish model is the relative ease of studying disease progression from embryonic or larval stages through to adulthood. Because of this, the zebrafish has become an important model for postembryonic pancreatic disease, particularly diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Here we present methods for using the adult zebrafish to analyze pancreas function and structure, with an emphasis on the endocrine pancreas and the beta cells. The methods include fasting, weighing adults, and anesthetizing adults, and intraperitoneal injection of glucose based on body weight...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123325/metabolite-profiles-of-ginsenosides-rk1-and-rg5-in-zebrafish-using-ultraperformance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-ms
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Wenwen Shen, Yingjie Wei, Daoquan Tang, Xiaobin Jia, Bin Chen
BACKGROUND: In the present study, metabolite profiles of ginsenosides Rk1 and Rg5 from red ginseng or red notoginseng in zebrafish were qualitatively analyzed with ultraperformance liquid chromatography/quadrupole-time-of-flight MS, and the possible metabolic were pathways proposed. METHODS: After exposing to zebrafish for 24 h, we determined the metabolites of ginsenosides Rk1 and Rg5. The chromatography was accomplished on UPLC BEH C18 column using a binary gradient elution of 0...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102299/systemic-regulation-of-l-carnitine-in-nutritional-metabolism-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Jia-Min Li, Ling-Yu Li, Xun Qin, Li-Jun Ning, Dong-Liang Lu, Dong-Liang Li, Mei-Ling Zhang, Xin Wang, Zhen-Yu Du
Excess fat accumulation has been observed widely in farmed fish; therefore, efficient lipid-lowering factors have obtained high attention in the current fish nutrition studies. Dietary L-carnitine can increase fatty acid β-oxidation in mammals, but has produced contradictory results in different fish species. To date, the mechanisms of metabolic regulation of L-carnitine in fish have not been fully determined. The present study used zebrafish to investigate the systemic regulation of nutrient metabolism by dietary L-carnitine supplementation...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095320/lethal-dysregulation-of-energy-metabolism-during-embryonic-vitamin-e-deficiency
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Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Hye-Kyeong Kim, Gerd Bobe, J Frederik Stevens, Enrique Cadenas, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
Vitamin E (α-tocopherol, VitE) was discovered in 1922 for its role in preventing embryonic mortality. We investigated the underlying mechanisms causing lethality using targeted metabolomics analyses of zebrafish VitE-deficient embryos over five days of development, which coincided with their increased morbidity and mortality. VitE deficiency resulted in peroxidation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), depleting DHA-containing phospholipids, especially phosphatidylcholine, which also caused choline depletion. This increased lipid peroxidation also increased NADPH oxidation, which depleted glucose by shunting it to the pentose phosphate pathway...
March 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005350/responses-of-the-proteome-and-metabolome-in-livers-of-zebrafish-exposed-chronically-to-environmentally-relevant-concentrations-of-microcystin-lr
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Liang Chen, Yufei Hu, Jun He, Jun Chen, John P Giesy, Ping Xie
In this study, for the first time, changes in expressions of proteins and profiles of metabolites in liver of the small, freshwater fish [Formula: see text] (zebrafish) were investigated after long-term exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of microcystin-LR (MC-LR). Male zebrafish were exposed via water to 1 or 10 μg MC-LR/L for 90 days, and iTRAQ-based proteomics and (1)H NMR-based metabolomics were employed. Histopathological observations showed that MC-LR caused damage to liver, and the effects were more pronounced in fish exposed to 10 μg MC-LR/L...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938984/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-analysis-of-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio-after-exposure-to-diniconazole-as-well-as-its-bioaccumulation-behavior
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Yao Wang, Wentao Zhu, Dezhen Wang, Miaomiao Teng, Jin Yan, Jiyan Miao, Zhiqiang Zhou
As a systemic triazole fungicide, limited information is known about diniconazole. In this study, toxicological effects and bioaccumulation behavior of diniconazole in zebrafish were both evaluated to perform an overall assessment of its environmental risk towards aquatic organisms. The (1)H NMR-based metabolomics analysis revealed that 70 μg L(-1) diniconazole exposure increased valine, leucine, isoleucine, alanine, lactate and choline, accompanied by decreased glucose, creatine and taurine, in comparison to the control...
February 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930690/structural-mapping-and-functional-characterization-of-zebrafish-class-b-g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpcr-with-dual-ligand-selectivity-towards-glp-1-and-glucagon
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Deena A Oren, Yang Wei, Luce Skrabanek, Billy K C Chow, Thomas Mommsen, Svetlana Mojsov
GLP-1 and glucagon regulate glucose metabolism through a network of metabolic pathways initiated upon binding to their specific receptors that belong to class B G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). The therapeutic potential of glucagon is currently being evaluated, while GLP-1 is already used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Development of a second generation of GLP-1 based therapeutics depends on a molecular and structural understanding of the interactions between the GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) and its ligand GLP-1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818940/critical-role-for-adenosine-receptor-a2a-in-%C3%AE-cell-proliferation
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Nadja Schulz, Ka-Cheuk Liu, Jérémie Charbord, Charlotte L Mattsson, Lingjie Tao, Dominika Tworus, Olov Andersson
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacological activation of adenosine signaling has been shown to increase β-cell proliferation and thereby β-cell regeneration in zebrafish and rodent models of diabetes. However, whether adenosine has an endogenous role in regulating β-cell proliferation is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine whether endogenous adenosine regulates β-cell proliferation-either in the basal state or states of increased demand for insulin-and to delineate the mechanisms involved...
November 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696252/chronic-hyperglycemia-affects-bone-metabolism-in-adult-zebrafish-scale-model
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Marta Carnovali, Livio Luzi, Giuseppe Banfi, Massimo Mariotti
Type II diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by chronic hyperglycemia that induce other pathologies including diabetic retinopathy and bone disease. The mechanisms implicated in bone alterations induced by type II diabetes mellitus have been debated for years and are not yet clear because there are other factors involved that hide bone mineral density alterations. Despite this, it is well known that chronic hyperglycemia affects bone health causing fragility, mechanical strength reduction and increased propensity of fractures because of impaired bone matrix microstructure and aberrant bone cells function...
December 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690380/flavonoids-from-litsea-japonica-inhibit-ages-formation-and-rat-lense-aldose-reductase-in-vitro-and-vessel-dilation-in-zebrafish
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Ik-Soo Lee, Yu Jin Kim, Seung-Hyun Jung, Joo-Hwan Kim, Jin Sook Kim
In our ongoing efforts to identify effective naturally sourced agents for the treating of diabetic complications, two new (1 and 2) and 11 known phenolic compounds (3-13) were isolated from an 80 % ethanol extract of Litsea japonica leaves. The structures of the new compounds were established by spectroscopic and chemical studies. These isolates (1-13) were subjected to an in vitro bioassay evaluating their inhibitory activity on advanced glycation end products formation and rat lens aldose reductase activity...
February 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618422/corticosteroid-fludrocortisone-acetate-targets-multiple-end-points-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-at-low-concentrations
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Yanbin Zhao, Kun Zhang, Karl Fent
Synthetic corticosteroids may pose an environmental risk to fish. Here, we describe multiend point responses of adult zebrafish (8 months old) upon 21-day exposure to a commonly prescribed corticosteroid, fludrocortisone acetate (FLU), at concentrations between 0.006 and 42 μg/L. No remarkable reproductive impacts were observed, while physiological effects, including plasma glucose level and blood leukocyte numbers were significant altered even at 42 ng/L. Ovary parameters and transcriptional analysis of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-liver axis revealed negligible effects...
September 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566402/myc-nick-promotes-cell-migration-by-inducing-fascin-expression-and-cdc42-activation
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Sarah Anderson, Kumud Raj Poudel, Minna Roh-Johnson, Thomas Brabletz, Ming Yu, Nofit Borenstein-Auerbach, William N Grady, Jihong Bai, Cecilia B Moens, Robert N Eisenman, Maralice Conacci-Sorrell
MYC-nick is a cytoplasmic, transcriptionally inactive member of the MYC oncoprotein family, generated by a proteolytic cleavage of full-length MYC. MYC-nick promotes migration and survival of cells in response to chemotherapeutic agents or withdrawal of glucose. Here we report that MYC-nick is abundant in colonic and intestinal tumors derived from mouse models with mutations in the Wnt, TGF-β, and PI3K pathways. Moreover, MYC-nick is elevated in colon cancer cells deleted for FBWX7, which encodes the major E3 ligase of full-length MYC frequently mutated in colorectal cancers...
September 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488665/insulin-and-sgk1-reduce-the-function-of-na-monocarboxylate-transporter-1-smct1-slc5a8
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Adriana López-Barradas, Tania González-Cid, Norma Vázquez, Marisol Gavi-Maza, Adriana Reyes-Camacho, Laura A Velázquez-Villegas, Victoria Ramírez, Kambiz Zandi-Nejad, David B Mount, Nimbe Torres, Armando R Tovar, Michael F Romero, Gerardo Gamba, Consuelo Plata
SMCTs move several important fuel molecules that are involved in lipid, carbohydrate, and amino acid metabolism, but their regulation has been poorly studied. Insulin controls the translocation of several solutes that are involved in energetic cellular metabolism, including glucose. We studied the effect of insulin on the function of human SMCT1 expressed in Xenopus oocytes. The addition of insulin reduced α-keto-isocaproate (KIC)-dependent (22)Na(+) uptake by 29%. Consistent with this result, the coinjection of SMCT1 with SGK1 cRNA decreased the KIC-dependent (22)Na(+) uptake by 34%...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406217/fucoxanthin-suppresses-lipid-accumulation-and-ros-production-during-differentiation-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Min-Jung Seo, Young-Jin Seo, Cheol-Ho Pan, Ok-Hwan Lee, Kui-Jin Kim, Boo-Yong Lee
Fucoxanthin, a pigment from the chloroplasts of marine brown algae, has a number of effects against obesity, diabetes, inflammation and cancer and provides cerebrovascular protection. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of fucoxanthin on lipid accumulation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production during adipogenesis. Treatment with fucoxanthin suppresses protein levels of the adipogenic transcription factors CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha C/EBPα and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ and of their target protein, fatty acid binding protein 4...
November 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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