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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624168/age-related-islet-inflammation-marks-the-proliferative-decline-of-pancreatic-beta-cells-in-zebrafish
#1
Sharan Janjuha, Sumeet Pal Singh, Anastasia Tsakmaki, Neda Mousavy-Gharavy, Priyanka Murawala, Judith Konantz, Sarah Birke, David J Hodson, Guy Rutter, Gavin Bewick, Nikolay N Ninov
The pancreatic islet, a cellular community harboring the insulin-producing beta-cells, is known to undergo age-related alterations. However, only a handful of signals associated with aging have been identified. By comparing beta-cells from younger and older zebrafish, here we show that the aging islets exhibit signs of chronic inflammation. These include recruitment of tnfα -expressing macrophages and the activation of NF-kB signaling in beta-cells. Using a transgenic reporter, we show that NF-kB activity is undetectable in juvenile beta-cells, whereas cells from older fish exhibit heterogeneous NF-kB activity...
April 6, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617347/flavonoid-8-o-glucuronides-from-the-aerial-parts-of-malva-verticillata-and-their-recovery-effects-on-alloxan-induced-pancreatic-islets-in-zebrafish
#2
Jung-Hwan Ko, Youn Hee Nam, Sun-Woo Joo, Hyoung-Geun Kim, Yeong-Geun Lee, Tong Ho Kang, Nam-In Baek
Malva verticillata (Cluster mallow), a leafy vegetable that has been popular in East Asia for a long time, has also been used in herbal teas and medicines. The aqueous fraction of the aerial parts of Malva verticillata, exhibiting a very high quantity of flavonoids compared to the EtOAc and n -BuOH fractions, exhibited significant recovery effects on pancreatic islets damaged by alloxan in zebrafish larvae. Thus, the bioactive components responsible for this anti-diabetic activity were investigated. A new flavonoid glucuronide (1) and five known flavonoids were isolated from the aqueous fraction...
April 4, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516647/pancreatic-beta-cells-are-a-sensitive-target-of-embryonic-exposure-to-butylparaben-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#3
Sarah E Brown, Karilyn E Sant, Shana M Fleischman, Olivia Venezia, Monika A Roy, Ling Zhao, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
BACKGROUND: Butylparaben (butyl p-hydroxybenzoic acid) is a common cosmetic and pharmaceutical preservative reported to induce oxidative stress and endocrine disruption. Embryonic development is sensitive to oxidative stress, with redox potentials playing critical roles in progenitor cell fate decisions. Because pancreatic beta cells have been reported to have low antioxidant gene expression, they may be sensitive targets of oxidative stress. We tested the hypotheses that butylparaben causes oxidative stress in the developing embryo, and that pancreatic beta cells are a sensitive target of butylparaben embryotoxicity...
March 8, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400650/spatially-resolved-rna-sequencing-of-the-embryonic-heart-identifies-a-role-for-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-autonomic-control-of-heart-rate
#4
Silja Barbara Burkhard, Jeroen Bakkers
Development of specialized cells and structures in the heart is regulated by spatially -restricted molecular pathways. Disruptions in these pathways can cause severe congenital cardiac malformations or functional defects. To better understand these pathways and how they regulate cardiac development we used tomo-seq, combining high-throughput RNA-sequencing with tissue-sectioning, to establish a genome-wide expression dataset with high spatial resolution for the developing zebrafish heart. Analysis of the dataset revealed over 1100 genes differentially expressed in sub-compartments...
February 5, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386244/-in-vivo-imaging-of-emerging-endocrine-cells-reveals-a-requirement-for-pi3k-regulated-motility-in-pancreatic-islet-morphogenesis
#5
Julia Freudenblum, José A Iglesias, Martin Hermann, Tanja Walsen, Armin Wilfinger, Dirk Meyer, Robin A Kimmel
The three-dimensional architecture of the pancreatic islet is integral to beta cell function, but the process of islet formation remains poorly understood due to the difficulties of imaging internal organs with cellular resolution. Within transparent zebrafish larvae, the developing pancreas is relatively superficial and thus amenable to live imaging approaches. We performed in vivo time-lapse and longitudinal imaging studies to follow islet development, visualizing both naturally occurring islet cells and cells arising with an accelerated timecourse following an induction approach...
February 8, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367536/on-the-evolution-of-the-cardiac-pacemaker
#6
REVIEW
Silja Burkhard, Vincent van Eif, Laurence Garric, Vincent M Christoffels, Jeroen Bakkers
The rhythmic contraction of the heart is initiated and controlled by an intrinsic pacemaker system. Cardiac contractions commence at very early embryonic stages and coordination remains crucial for survival. The underlying molecular mechanisms of pacemaker cell development and function are still not fully understood. Heart form and function show high evolutionary conservation. Even in simple contractile cardiac tubes in primitive invertebrates, cardiac function is controlled by intrinsic, autonomous pacemaker cells...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277029/embryonic-exposure-to-mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-mehp-disrupts-pancreatic-organogenesis-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#7
Haydee M Jacobs, Karilyn E Sant, Aviraj Basnet, Larissa M Williams, Jennifer B Moss, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
Mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) is the bioactive metabolite of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, a plasticizing agent and persistent environmental contaminant associated with obesity, developmental abnormalities, and oxidative stress. Nrf2 (Nfe2l2) is a transcription factor that regulates cytoprotective genes as part of the adaptive antioxidant response. We previously identified the pancreas as a sensitive target of oxidative stress during embryonic development. The goals of this study were to 1) characterize the effects of MEHP exposure on pancreatic development, and 2) determine whether oxidative stress contributes to MEHP embryotoxicity...
March 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274062/metformin-beta-cell-development-and-novel-processes-following-beta-cell-ablation-in-zebrafish
#8
Georgia Wyett, Yann Gibert, Megan Ellis, Hozana A Castillo, Jan Kaslin, Kathryn Aston-Mourney
PURPOSE: Type 1 and 2 diabetes are characterized by a loss of insulin-producing beta-cells. Current treatments help maintain blood glucose levels but cannot provide a cure. As such, a vital target for the cure of diabetes is a way to restore beta-cell mass. The drug metformin can protect cultured beta-cells/islets from hyperglycemia-induced dysfunction and death. Further, treatment of pregnant mice with metformin results in an enhanced beta-cell fraction in the embryos; however, whether this occurs via a direct effect is unknown...
February 2018: Endocrine
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
#9
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...
February 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939870/different-developmental-histories-of-beta-cells-generate-functional-and-proliferative-heterogeneity-during-islet-growth
#10
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/28851992/tcf7l2-plays-pleiotropic-roles-in-the-control-of-glucose-homeostasis-pancreas-morphology-vascularization-and-regeneration
#11
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/28698262/thyroid-hormone-coordinates-pancreatic-islet-maturation-during-the-zebrafish-larval-to-juvenile-transition-to-maintain-glucose-homeostasis
#12
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/28591638/interrupted-glucagon-signaling-reveals-hepatic-%C3%AE-cell-axis-and-role-for-l-glutamine-in-%C3%AE-cell-proliferation
#13
E Danielle Dean, Mingyu Li, Nripesh Prasad, Scott N Wisniewski, Alison Von Deylen, Jason Spaeth, Lisette Maddison, Anthony Botros, Leslie R Sedgeman, Nadejda Bozadjieva, Olga Ilkayeva, Anastasia Coldren, Greg Poffenberger, Alena Shostak, Michael C Semich, Kristie I Aamodt, Neil Phillips, Hai Yan, Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, Jackie D Corbin, Kasey C Vickers, Shawn E Levy, Chunhua Dai, Christopher Newgard, Wei Gu, Roland Stein, Wenbiao Chen, Alvin C Powers
Decreasing glucagon action lowers the blood glucose and may be useful therapeutically for diabetes. However, interrupted glucagon signaling leads to α cell proliferation. To identify postulated hepatic-derived circulating factor(s) responsible for α cell proliferation, we used transcriptomics/proteomics/metabolomics in three models of interrupted glucagon signaling and found that proliferation of mouse, zebrafish, and human α cells was mTOR and FoxP transcription factor dependent. Changes in hepatic amino acid (AA) catabolism gene expression predicted the observed increase in circulating AAs...
June 6, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393070/assessment-of-toxicological-perturbations-and-variants-of-pancreatic-islet-development-in-the-zebrafish-model
#14
Karilyn E Sant, Haydee M Jacobs, Jiali Xu, Katrina A Borofski, Larry G Moss, Jennifer B Moss, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
The pancreatic islets, largely comprised of insulin-producing beta cells, play a critical role in endocrine signaling and glucose homeostasis. Because they have low levels of antioxidant defenses and a high perfusion rate, the endocrine islets may be a highly susceptible target tissue of chemical exposures. However, this endpoint, as well as the integrity of the surrounding exocrine pancreas, is often overlooked in studies of developmental toxicology. Disruption of development by toxicants can alter cell fate and migration, resulting in structural alterations that are difficult to detect in mammalian embryo systems, but that are easily observed in the zebrafish embryo model (Danio rerio)...
September 2016: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386438/expression-and-function-of-atp-dependent-potassium-channels-in-zebrafish-islet-%C3%AE-cells
#15
Christopher H Emfinger, Alecia Welscher, Zihan Yan, Yixi Wang, Hannah Conway, Jennifer B Moss, Larry G Moss, Maria S Remedi, Colin G Nichols
ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP channels) are critical nutrient sensors in many mammalian tissues. In the pancreas, KATP channels are essential for coupling glucose metabolism to insulin secretion. While orthologous genes for many components of metabolism-secretion coupling in mammals are present in lower vertebrates, their expression, functionality and ultimate impact on body glucose homeostasis are unclear. In this paper, we demonstrate that zebrafish islet β-cells express functional KATP channels of similar subunit composition, structure and metabolic sensitivity to their mammalian counterparts...
February 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347780/semaphorin4d-promotes-axon-regrowth-and-swimming-ability-during-recovery-following-zebrafish-spinal-cord-injury
#16
Shi-Xiao Peng, Li Yao, Chun Cui, Hou-de Zhao, Chun-Jie Liu, Yu-Hong Li, Lin-Fang Wang, Shu-Bing Huang, Yan-Qin Shen
Semaphorins comprise a family of proteins involved in axon guidance during development. Semaphorin4D (Sema4D) has both neuroregenerative and neurorepressive functions, being able to stimulate both axonal outgrowth and growth cone collapse during development, and therefore could play an important role in neurological recovery from traumatic injury. Here, we used a zebrafish spinal cord transection model to study the role of Sema4D in a system capable of neuroregeneration. Real-time qPCR and in situ hybridization showed upregulated Sema4D expression in the acute response phase (within 3days post SCI), and downregulated levels in the chronic response phase (11-21days after SCI)...
May 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335861/zebrafish-pancreas-development-and-regeneration-fishing-for-diabetes-therapies
#17
REVIEW
Victoria E Prince, Ryan M Anderson, Gokhan Dalgin
The zebrafish pancreas shares its basic organization and cell types with the mammalian pancreas. In addition, the developmental pathways that lead to the establishment of the pancreatic islets of Langherhans are generally conserved from fish to mammals. Zebrafish provides a powerful tool to probe the mechanisms controlling establishment of the pancreatic endocrine cell types from early embryonic progenitor cells, as well as the regeneration of endocrine cells after damage. This knowledge is, in turn, applicable to refining protocols to generate renewable sources of human pancreatic islet cells that are critical for regulation of blood sugar levels...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129847/analysis-of-pancreatic-disease-in-zebrafish
#18
REVIEW
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/28123328/enhanced-antidiabetic-efficacy-and-safety-of-compound-k%C3%A2-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-inclusion-complex-in-zebrafish
#19
Youn Hee Nam, Hoa Thi Le, Isabel Rodriguez, Eun Young Kim, Keonwoo Kim, Seo Yule Jeong, Sang Ho Woo, Yeong Ro Lee, Rodrigo Castañeda, Jineui Hong, Min Gun Ji, Ung-Jin Kim, Bin Na Hong, Tae Woo Kim, Tong Ho Kang
BACKGROUND: 20(S)-Protopanaxadiol 20-O-D-glucopyranoside, also called compound K (CK), exerts antidiabetic effects that are mediated by insulin secretion through adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels in pancreatic β-cells. However, the antidiabetic effects of CK may be limited because of its low bioavailability. METHODS: In this study, we aimed to enhance the antidiabetic activity and lower the toxicity of CK by including it with β-cyclodextrin (CD) (CD-CK), and to determine whether the CD-CK compound enhanced pancreatic islet recovery, compared to CK alone, in an alloxan-induced diabetic zebrafish model...
January 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106108/isl2b-regulates-anterior-second-heart-field-development-in-zebrafish
#20
Hagen R Witzel, Sirisha Cheedipudi, Rui Gao, Didier Y R Stainier, Gergana D Dobreva
After initial formation, the heart tube grows by addition of second heart field progenitor cells to its poles. The transcription factor Isl1 is expressed in the entire second heart field in mouse, and Isl1-deficient mouse embryos show defects in arterial and venous pole development. The expression of Isl1 is conserved in zebrafish cardiac progenitors; however, Isl1 is required for cardiomyocyte differentiation only at the venous pole. Here we show that Isl1 homologues are expressed in specific patterns in the developing zebrafish heart and play distinct roles during cardiac morphogenesis...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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