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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157578/evaluation-of-the-insulinotropic-and-glucose-lowering-actions-of-zebrafish-gip-in-mammalian-systems-evidence-for-involvement-of-the-glp-1-receptor
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Galyna V Graham, J Michael Conlon, Yasser H Abdel-Wahab, Victor A Gault, Peter R Flatt
The insulinotropic properties of zebrafish GIP (zfGIP) were assessed in vitro using clonal pancreatic β-cell lines and isolated mouse islets and acute effects on glucose tolerance and insulin release in vivo were evaluated in mice. The peptide produced a dose-dependent increase in the rate of insulin release from BRIN-BD11 rat clonal β-cells at concentrations ≥30nM. Insulin release from 1.1 B4 human clonal β-cells and mouse islets was significantly increased by zfGIP (10nM and 1μM). The in vitro insulinotropic activity of zfGIP was decreased after incubating BRIN-BD11 cells with the GLP-1 receptor antagonist, exendin-4(9-39) (p<0...
November 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116147/spexin-suppress-food-intake-in-zebrafish-evidence-from-gene-knockout-study
#2
Binbin Zheng, Shuisheng Li, Yun Liu, Yu Li, Huapu Chen, Haipei Tang, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin, Yong Zhang, Christopher H K Cheng
Spexin1 (SPX1) is a newly discovered neuropeptide in vertebrates. Its biological function remains to be elucidated. In this study, we have generated the zebrafish spx1 (-/-) mutant lines using transcription activator-like effector nucleases. Phenotypes of the spx1 (-/-) mutant zebrafish were analyzed in order to understand the effects on reproduction and food intake. The reproductive capability is not impaired in spx1 mutant zebrafish. However, we found that the spx1 (-/-) mutant fish had a higher food intake than the wild type (WT) fish...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071448/effects-of-acute-handling-stress-on-short-term-central-expression-of-orexigenic-anorexigenic-genes-in-zebrafish
#3
Raul Cortés, Mariana Teles, Miguel Oliveira, Camino Fierro-Castro, Lluis Tort, José Miguel Cerdá-Reverter
Physiological mechanisms driving stress response in vertebrates are evolutionarily conserved. These mechanisms involve the activation of both the hypothalamic-sympathetic-chromaffin cell (HSC) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axes. In fish, the reduction of food intake levels is a common feature of the behavioral response to stress but the central mechanisms coordinating the energetic response are not well understood yet. In this work, we explore the effects of acute stress on key central systems regulating food intake in fish as well as on total body cortisol and glucose levels...
October 25, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046352/the-lignan-manassantin-is-a-potent-and-specific-inhibitor-of-mitochondrial-complex-i-and-bioenergetic-activity-in-mammals
#4
Yibao Ma, Hae-Ki Min, Unsong Oh, Adam M Hawkridge, Wei Wang, Ahmed A Mohsin, Qun Chen, Arun Sanyal, Edward J Lesnefsky, Xianjun Fang
Dineolignans manassantin A and B from the plant Saururus cernuus are used in traditional medicine to manage a wide range of ailments such as edema, jaundice, and gonorrhea. Cell-based studies have identified several molecular target candidates of manassantin including NF-kappaB, MAPK, STAT3 and hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1alpha). It is unclear whether or how these structurally diverse proteins or pathways mediate any of the medical benefits of manassantin in vivo. Moreover, it has been recently reported that manassantin causes developmental arrest in zebrafish by inhibiting the mitochondrial complex I, but it is unknown whether manassantin inhibits mitochondrial respiration in intact mammalian cells and live animals...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946120/bisphenol-s-exposure-impairs-glucose-homeostasis-in-male-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#5
Fei Zhao, Guobin Jiang, Penghao Wei, Hongfang Wang, Shaoguo Ru
Bisphenol S (BPS) is a substitute of the plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA). Its concentrations detected in surface waters and urine samples are on the same order of magnitude as BPA. Human exposure to BPA has been implicated in the development of diabetes mellitus; however, whether BPS can disrupt glucose homeostasis and increase blood glucose concentration remains unclear. We extensively investigated the effects of environmentally relevant concentrations of BPS on glucose metabolism in male zebrafish (Danio rerio) and the underlying mechanisms of these effects...
January 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939870/different-developmental-histories-of-beta-cells-generate-functional-and-proliferative-heterogeneity-during-islet-growth
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Sumeet Pal Singh, Sharan Janjuha, Theresa Hartmann, Özge Kayisoglu, Judith Konantz, Sarah Birke, Priyanka Murawala, Ezzaldin Ahmed Alfar, Kei Murata, Anne Eugster, Naoki Tsuji, Edward R Morrissey, Michael Brand, Nikolay Ninov
The proliferative and functional heterogeneity among seemingly uniform cells is a universal phenomenon. Identifying the underlying factors requires single-cell analysis of function and proliferation. Here we show that the pancreatic beta-cells in zebrafish exhibit different growth-promoting and functional properties, which in part reflect differences in the time elapsed since birth of the cells. Calcium imaging shows that the beta-cells in the embryonic islet become functional during early zebrafish development...
September 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926587/functional-characterization-of-zebrafish-orthologs-of-the-human-beta-3-glucosyltransferase-b3glct-gene-mutated-in-peters-plus-syndrome
#7
Eric Weh, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Sanaa Muheisen, Robert S Haltiwanger, Elena V Semina
Peters Plus Syndrome (PPS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by ocular defects, short stature, brachydactyly, characteristic facial features, developmental delay and other highly variable systemic defects. Classic PPS is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the B3GLCT gene encoding for a β3-glucosyltransferase that catalyzes the attachment of glucose via a β1-3 glycosidic linkage to O-linked fucose on thrombospondin type 1 repeats (TSRs). B3GLCT was shown to participate in a non-canonical ER quality control mechanism; however, the exact molecular processes affected in PPS are not well understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925940/zebrafish-as-a-model-for-the-study-of-microvascular-complications-of-diabetes-and-their-mechanisms
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Karl Heckler, Jens Kroll
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a crucial metabolic disease that leads to severe disorders. These include macrovascular complications such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and peripheral artery disease and microvascular complications including diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy, and retinopathy. Diabetes mellitus, along with its associated organ pathologies, is one of the key problems in today's medicine. Zebrafish is an upcoming disease model organism in diabetes research. Its glucose metabolism and the pathways of reactive metabolite formation are very similar to those of humans...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924380/intracellular-insulin-and-impaired-autophagy-in-a-zebrafish-model-and-a-cell-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#9
Xiang-Hui Meng, Bo Chen, Jing-Pu Zhang
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance. However, the complete molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, zebrafish were fed a long-term high-fat diet to induce type 2 diabetes, which resulted in a higher body weight, body mass index, more lipid vacuoles in liver, increased insulin transcription level in liver, brain and muscle, and high fasting blood glucose in the high-fat diet zebrafish. Oppositely, the transcription levels of insulin substrate-2 and glucose transporter 2 were significantly decreased, indicating insulin signaling pathway and glucose transport impaired in the insulin-targeting tissues...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901286/biochemical-adaptations-of-the-retina-and-retinal-pigment-epithelium-support-a-metabolic-ecosystem-in-the-vertebrate-eye
#10
Mark A Kanow, Michelle M Giarmarco, Connor Sr Jankowski, Kristine Tsantilas, Abbi L Engel, Jianhai Du, Jonathan D Linton, Christopher C Farnsworth, Stephanie R Sloat, Austin Rountree, Ian R Sweet, Ken J Lindsay, Edward D Parker, Susan E Brockerhoff, Martin Sadilek, Jennifer R Chao, James B Hurley
Here we report multiple lines of evidence for a comprehensive model of energy metabolism in the vertebrate eye. Metabolic flux, locations of key enzymes, and our finding that glucose enters mouse and zebrafish retinas mostly through photoreceptors support a conceptually new model for retinal metabolism. In this model, glucose from the choroidal blood passes through the retinal pigment epithelium to the retina where photoreceptors convert it to lactate. Photoreceptors then export the lactate as fuel for the retinal pigment epithelium and for neighboring Müller glial cells...
September 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881243/assessing-biological-effects-of-fluoxetine-in-developing-zebrafish-embryos-using-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics
#11
Priti Mishra, Zhiyuan Gong, Barry C Kelly
Continuous low-dose exposure of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) in aquatic ecosystems is a concern worldwide. In this study, we utilized a gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) based metabolomics approach to assess endogenous metabolite changes in developing zebrafish embryos exposed to different concentrations of the widely used antidepressant, fluoxetine. Embryos were exposed from 2 h post fertilization (hpf) until 96 hpf. Using the Fiehn GC-MS library, a total of 31 metabolites were positively identified in embryos...
August 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852872/amino-acids-are-major-energy-substrates-for-tissues-of-hybrid-striped-bass-and-zebrafish
#12
Sichao Jia, Xinyu Li, Shixuan Zheng, Guoyao Wu
Fish generally have much higher requirements for dietary protein than mammals, and this long-standing puzzle remains unsolved. The present study was conducted with zebrafish (omnivores) and hybrid striped bass (HSB, carnivores) to test the hypothesis that AAs are oxidized at a higher rate than carbohydrates (e.g., glucose) and fatty acids (e.g., palmitate) to provide ATP for their tissues. Liver, proximal intestine, kidney, and skeletal muscle isolated from zebrafish and HSB were incubated at 28.5 °C (zebrafish) or 26 °C (HSB) for 2 h in oxygenated Krebs-Henseleit bicarbonate buffer (pH 7...
August 29, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851992/tcf7l2-plays-pleiotropic-roles-in-the-control-of-glucose-homeostasis-pancreas-morphology-vascularization-and-regeneration
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Nicola Facchinello, Estefania Tarifeño-Saldivia, Enrico Grisan, Marco Schiavone, Margherita Peron, Alessandro Mongera, Olivier Ek, Nicole Schmitner, Dirk Meyer, Bernard Peers, Natascia Tiso, Francesco Argenton
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a disease characterized by impaired insulin secretion. The Wnt signaling transcription factor Tcf7l2 is to date the T2D-associated gene with the largest effect on disease susceptibility. However, the mechanisms by which TCF7L2 variants affect insulin release from β-cells are not yet fully understood. By taking advantage of a tcf7l2 zebrafish mutant line, we first show that these animals are characterized by hyperglycemia and impaired islet development. Moreover, we demonstrate that the zebrafish tcf7l2 gene is highly expressed in the exocrine pancreas, suggesting potential bystander effects on β-cell growth, differentiation and regeneration...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851829/glucocorticoids-promote-von-hippel-lindau-degradation-and-hif-1%C3%AE-stabilization
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Andrea Vettori, David Greenald, Garrick K Wilson, Margherita Peron, Nicola Facchinello, Eleanor Markham, Mathavan Sinnakaruppan, Laura C Matthews, Jane A McKeating, Francesco Argenton, Fredericus J M van Eeden
Glucocorticoid (GC) and hypoxic transcriptional responses play a central role in tissue homeostasis and regulate the cellular response to stress and inflammation, highlighting the potential for cross-talk between these two signaling pathways. We present results from an unbiased in vivo chemical screen in zebrafish that identifies GCs as activators of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) in the liver. GCs activated consensus hypoxia response element (HRE) reporters in a glucocorticoid receptor (GR)-dependent manner...
September 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801532/activation-of-the-nkx2-5-calr-p53-signaling-pathway-by-hyperglycemia-induces-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-in-adult-zebrafish
#15
Yanyi Sun, Qiuyun Wang, Yuehua Fang, Chunfang Wu, Guoping Lu, Zhenyue Chen
Hyperglycemia is an independent risk factor for diabetic cardiomyopathy in humans; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been thoroughly elucidated. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) was used in this study as a novel vertebrate model to explore the signaling pathways of human adult cardiomyopathy. Hyperglycemia was induced by alternately immersing adult zebrafish in a glucose solution or water. The hyperglycemic fish gradually exhibited some hallmarks of cardiomyopathy such as myocardial hypertrophy and apoptosis, myofibril loss, fetal gene reactivation, and severe arrhythmia...
October 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790013/chronic-vitamin-e-deficiency-impairs-cognitive-function-in-adult-zebrafish-via-dysregulation-of-brain-lipids-and-energy-metabolism
#16
Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Kathy Magnusson, Lisa Truong, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are a recognized model for studying the pathogenesis of cognitive deficits and the mechanisms underlying behavioral impairments, including the consequences of increased oxidative stress within the brain. The lipophilic antioxidant vitamin E (α-tocopherol; VitE) has an established role in neurological health and cognitive function, but the biological rationale for this action remains unknown. In the present study, we investigated behavioral perturbations due to chronic VitE deficiency in adult zebrafish fed from 45 days to 18-months of age diets that were either VitE-deficient (E-) or VitE-sufficient (E+)...
November 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698262/thyroid-hormone-coordinates-pancreatic-islet-maturation-during-the-zebrafish-larval-to-juvenile-transition-to-maintain-glucose-homeostasis
#17
Hiroki Matsuda, Sri Teja Mullapudi, Yuxi Zhang, Daniel Hesselson, Didier Y R Stainier
Thyroid hormone (TH) signaling promotes tissue maturation and adult organ formation. Developmental transitions alter an organism's metabolic requirements, and it remains unclear how development and metabolic demands are coordinated. We used the zebrafish as a model to test whether and how TH signaling affects pancreatic islet maturation, and consequently glucose homeostasis, during the larval to juvenile transition. We found that exogenous TH precociously activates the β-cell differentiation genes pax6b and mnx1 while downregulating arxa, a master regulator of α-cell development and function...
October 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671660/acute-and-chronic-models-of-hyperglycemia-in-zebrafish-a-method-to-assess-the-impact-of-hyperglycemia-on-neurogenesis-and-the-biodistribution-of-radiolabeled-molecules
#18
Anne-Claire Dorsemans, Christian Lefebvre d'Hellencourt, Imade Ait-Arsa, Emmanuelle Jestin, Olivier Meilhac, Nicolas Diotel
Hyperglycemia is a major health issue that leads to cardiovascular and cerebral dysfunction. For instance, it is associated with increased neurological problems after stroke and is shown to impair neurogenic processes. Interestingly, the adult zebrafish has recently emerged as a relevant and useful model to mimic hyperglycemia/diabetes and to investigate constitutive and regenerative neurogenesis. This work provides methods to develop zebrafish models of hyperglycemia to explore the impact of hyperglycemia on brain cell proliferation under homeostatic and brain repair conditions...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671593/high-consumption-of-iron-exacerbates-hyperlipidemia-atherosclerosis-and-female-sterility-in-zebrafish-via-acceleration-of-glycation-and-degradation-of-serum-lipoproteins
#19
So-Hee Kim, Dhananjay Yadav, Suk-Jeong Kim, Jae-Ryong Kim, Kyung-Hyun Cho
Elevated serum iron level is linked with an increased risk of diabetes and atherosclerosis. However, the pathological mechanism by which iron affects serum lipoprotein levels is unknown. To elucidate the mechanism, a high dose of ferrous ion was applied (final 60 µM, 120 µM) to human serum lipoproteins, macrophages, and human dermal fibroblast (HDF) cells. Iron-treated lipoproteins showed loss of antioxidant ability along with protein degradation and multimerization, especially co-treatment with fructose (final 10 mM)...
July 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645790/vitamin-e-deficiency-during-embryogenesis-in-zebrafish-causes-lasting-metabolic-and-cognitive-impairments-despite-refeeding-adequate-diets
#20
Melissa McDougall, Jaewoo Choi, Lisa Truong, Robert Tanguay, Maret G Traber
Vitamin E (α-tocopherol; VitE) is a lipophilic antioxidant required for normal embryonic development in vertebrates, but the long-term effects of embryonic VitE deficiency, and whether they are ameliorated by feeding VitE-adequate diets, remain unknown. We addressed these questions using a zebrafish (Danio rerio) model of developmental VitE deficiency followed by dietary remediation. Adult zebrafish maintained on VitE-deficient (E-) or sufficient (E+) diets were spawned to obtained E- and E+ embryos, respectively, which we evaluated up to 12 days post-fertilization (dpf)...
September 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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