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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642853/a-comparative-genomics-study-of-carbohydrate-glucose-metabolic-genes-from-fish-to-mammals
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Yuru Zhang, Chaobin Qin, Liping Yang, Ronghua Lu, Xiaoyan Zhao, Guoxing Nie
BACKGROUND: Glucose plays a key role as an energy source in most mammals, but its importance in fish appears to be limited that so far seemed to belong to diabetic humans only. Several laboratories worldwide have made important efforts in order to better understand this strange phenotype observed in fish. However, the mechanism of carbohydrate/glucose metabolism is astonishingly complex. Why basal glycaemia is different between fish and mammals and how carbohydrate metabolism is different amongst organisms is largely uncharted territory...
April 11, 2018: BMC Genomics
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
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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/29562229/insulin-resistance-in-cavefish-as-an-adaptation-to-a-nutrient-limited-environment
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Misty R Riddle, Ariel C Aspiras, Karin Gaudenz, Robert Peuß, Jenny Y Sung, Brian Martineau, Megan Peavey, Andrew C Box, Julius A Tabin, Suzanne McGaugh, Richard Borowsky, Clifford J Tabin, Nicolas Rohner
Periodic food shortages are a major challenge faced by organisms in natural habitats. Cave-dwelling animals must withstand long periods of nutrient deprivation, as-in the absence of photosynthesis-caves depend on external energy sources such as seasonal floods. Here we show that cave-adapted populations of the Mexican tetra, Astyanax mexicanus, have dysregulated blood glucose homeostasis and are insulin-resistant compared to river-adapted populations. We found that multiple cave populations carry a mutation in the insulin receptor that leads to decreased insulin binding in vitro and contributes to hyperglycaemia...
March 21, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514876/adipogenesis-in-fish
#4
REVIEW
Cristina Salmerón
White adipose tissue (AT) is the main lipid storage depot in vertebrates. Initially considered to be a simple lipid store, AT has recently been recognized as playing a role as an endocrine organ that is implicated in processes such as energy homeostasis and as a rich source of stem cells. Interest in adipogenesis has increased not only because of the prevalence of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in humans, but also in aquaculture because of the excessive fat deposition experienced in some cultured fish species, which may compromise both their welfare and their final product quality...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498212/the-transcription-factor-dach1-is-essential-for-podocyte-function
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Nicole Endlich, Felix Kliewe, Frances Kindt, Katharina Schmidt, Ahmed M Kotb, Nadine Artelt, Maja T Lindenmeyer, Clemens D Cohen, Franziska Döring, Andreas W Kuss, Kerstin Amann, Marcus J Moeller, Nazanin Kabgani, Antje Blumenthal, Karlhans Endlich
Dedifferentiation and loss of podocytes are the major cause of chronic kidney disease. Dach1, a transcription factor that is essential for cell fate, was found in genome-wide association studies to be associated with the glomerular filtration rate. We found that podocytes express high levels of Dach1 in vivo and to a much lower extent in vitro. Parietal epithelial cells (PECs) that are still under debate to be a type of progenitor cell for podocytes expressed Dach1 only at low levels. The transfection of PECs with a plasmid encoding for Dach1 induced the expression of synaptopodin, a podocyte-specific protein, demonstrated by immunocytochemistry and Western blot...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493228/an-activatable-near-infrared-fluorescent-probe-for-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-and-its-bioimaging-applications-in-living-cells-and-animals
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Tao Liu, Jing Ning, Bo Wang, Bin Dong, Song Li, Xiangge Tian, Zhenlong Yu, Yulin Peng, Chao Wang, Xinyu Zhao, Xiaokui Huo, Cheng-Peng Sun, Jing-Nan Cui, Lei Feng, Xiaochi Ma
Visualization of endogenous disease-associated enzymes is of great clinical significance, as it could allow earlier clinical diagnosis and timely intervention. Herein, we first synthesized and characterized an enzyme-activatable near-infrared fluorescent probe, GP-DM, for determining the activity of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV), which is associated with various pathological processes, especially in diabetes and malignant tumors. GP-DM emitted significant turn-on NIR fluorescent signals simultaneously in response to DPP IV, making it favorable for accurately and dynamically monitoring DPP IV activity in vitro and in vivo...
March 1, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463877/cinnamaldehyde-accelerates-wound-healing-by-promoting-angiogenesis-via-up-regulation-of-pi3k-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Xing Yuan, Lin Han, Peng Fu, Huawu Zeng, Chao Lv, Wanlin Chang, R Scott Runyon, Momoko Ishii, Liwen Han, Kechun Liu, Taiping Fan, Weidong Zhang, Runhui Liu
The bark of Cinnamomum cassia (C. cassia) has been used for the management of coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes mellitus. C. cassia may target the vasculature, as it stimulates angiogenesis, promotes blood circulation and wound healing. However, the active components and working mechanisms of C. cassia are not fully elucidated. The Shexiang Baoxin pill (SBP), which consists of seven medicinal materials, including C. cassia etc., is widely used as a traditional Chinese patent medicine for the treatment of CHD...
February 20, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429148/fasiglifam-tak-875-a-g-protein-coupled-receptor-40-gpr40-agonist-may-induce-hepatotoxicity-through-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-in-a-gpr40-dependent-manner
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MinJeong Kim, Gyo Jeong Gu, Yun-Sook Koh, Su-Hyun Lee, Yi Rang Na, Seung Hyeok Seok, Kyung-Min Lim
Fasiglifam (TAK-875) a G-protein coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) agonist, significantly improves hyperglycemia without hypoglycemia and weight gain, the major side effects of conventional anti-diabetics. Unfortunately, during multi-center Phase 3 clinical trials, unexpected liver toxicity resulted in premature termination of its development. Here, we investigated whether TAK-875 directly inflicts toxicity on hepatocytes and explored its underlying mechanism of toxicity. TAK-875 decreased viability of 2D and 3D cultures of HepG2, a human hepatocarcinoma cell line, in concentration- (>50 μM) and time-dependent manners, both of which corresponded with ROS generation...
February 12, 2018: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417450/zebrafish-as-a-model-for-toxicological-perturbation-of-yolk-and-nutrition-in-the-early-embryo
#9
REVIEW
Karilyn E Sant, Alicia R Timme-Laragy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Developmental toxicity assessments often focus on structural outcomes and overlook subtle metabolic differences which occur during the early embryonic period. Deviant embryonic nutrition can result in later-life disease, including diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Prior to placenta-mediated nutrient exchange, the human embryo requires maternally supplied nutritional substrates for growth, called yolk. Here, we compare the biology of the human and zebrafish yolk and review examples of toxicant-mediated perturbation of yolk defects, composition, and utilization...
February 7, 2018: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364210/studying-diabetes-through-the-eyes-of-a-fish-microdissection-visualization-and-analysis-of-the-adult-tg-fli-egfp-zebrafish-retinal-vasculature
#10
Lucas Moritz Wiggenhauser, Katharina Kohl, Nadine Dietrich, Hans-Peter Hammes, Jens Kroll
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among middle-aged adults. The rising prevalence of diabetes worldwide will make the prevention of diabetic microvascular complications one of the key research fields of the next decades. Specialized, targeted therapy and novel therapeutic drugs are needed to manage the increasing number of patients at risk of vision-loss. The zebrafish is an established animal model for developmental research questions with increasing relevance for modeling metabolic multifactorial disease processes...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351486/different-physiological-roles-of-insulin-receptors-in-mediating-nutrient-metabolism-in-zebrafish
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Bin-Yuan Yang, Gang Zhai, Yu-Long Gong, Jing-Zhi Su, Xu-Yan Peng, Guo-Hui Shang, Dong Han, Jun-Yan Jin, Hao-Kun Liu, Zhen-Yu Du, Zhan Yin, Shou-Qi Xie
Insulin, the most potent anabolic hormone, is critical for somatic growth and metabolism in vertebrates. Type 2 diabetes, which is the primary cause of hyperglycemia, results from an inability of insulin to signal glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. Our previous study showed that double knockout of insulin receptor a (insra) and b (insrb) caused β-cell hyperplasia and lethality from 5 dpf to 16 dpf. In this study, we characterized the physiological roles of Insra and Insrb, in somatic growth and fueling metabolism, respectively...
December 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306589/oxidative-stress-dependent-mmp-13-activity-underlies-glucose-neurotoxicity
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Ashley L Waldron, Patricia A Schroder, Kelly L Bourgon, Jessie K Bolduc, James L Miller, Adriana D Pellegrini, Amanda L Dubois, Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, Kristy L Townsend, Sandra Rieger
BACKGROUND: A complication of diabetes is neuropathy, a condition of sensory axon degeneration that originates in the epidermis. The mechanisms remain unknown but reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in this condition. In this study, we assessed the role of ROS and a candidate downstream target, MMP-13 in glucose-induced sensory axon degeneration in zebrafish and mice. METHODS: The effects of glucose on metabolism and sensory axon degeneration were assessed using qPCR and live imaging...
March 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274062/metformin-beta-cell-development-and-novel-processes-following-beta-cell-ablation-in-zebrafish
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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/29242313/dissection-of-glomerular-transcriptional-profile-in-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-srgap2a-protects-podocyte-structure-and-function
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Yu Pan, Song Jiang, Qing Hou, Dandan Qiu, Jingsong Shi, Ling Wang, Zhaohong Chen, Mingchao Zhang, Aiping Duan, Weisong Qin, Ke Zen, Zhihong Liu
Podocytes play a pivotal role in maintaining glomerular filtration function through their interdigitated foot processes. However, the mechanisms that govern the podocyte cytoskeletal rearrangement remain unclear. Through analyzing the transcriptional profile of renal biopsy specimens from patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and control donors, we identify SLIT-ROBO ρGTPase-activating protein 2a (SRGAP2a) as one of the main hub genes strongly associated with proteinuria and glomerular filtration in type 2 DN...
April 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234032/heat-failure-phenotypes-induced-by-knockdown-of-dapit-in-zebrafish-a-new-insight-into-mechanism-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yoji Nagata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Tetsuo Konno, Chiaki Nakanishi, Yoshihiro Asano, Shin Ito, Yuri Nakajima, Osamu Seguchi, Noboru Fujino, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Seiji Takashima, Masafumi Kitakaze, Kenshi Hayashi
The pathogenesis of heart failure associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may result in part from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) dysregulation in the myocardium. Under these conditions, diabetes-associated protein in insulin-sensitive tissue (DAPIT), which is encoded by the upregulated during skeletal muscle growth 5 (USMG5) gene, plays a crucial role in energy production by mitochondrial ATP synthase. To determine whether USMG5 is related to the development of heart failure, we performed clinical and experimental studies...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217756/light-focusing-human-micro-lenses-generated-from-pluripotent-stem-cells-model-lens-development-and-drug-induced-cataract-in-vitro
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Patricia Murphy, Md Humayun Kabir, Tarini Srivastava, Michele E Mason, Chitra U Dewi, Seakcheng Lim, Andrian Yang, Djordje Djordjevic, Murray C Killingsworth, Joshua W K Ho, David G Harman, Michael D O'Connor
Cataracts cause vision loss and blindness by impairing the ability of the ocular lens to focus light onto the retina. Various cataract risk factors have been identified, including drug treatments, age, smoking and diabetes. However, the molecular events responsible for these different forms of cataract are ill-defined, and the advent of modern cataract surgery in the 1960s virtually eliminated access to human lenses for research. Here, we demonstrate large-scale production of light-focusing human micro-lenses from spheroidal masses of human lens epithelial cells purified from differentiating pluripotent stem cells...
January 9, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203238/targeting-erythropoietin-protects-against-proteinuria-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-and-in-zebrafish
#17
Jianqing She, Zuyi Yuan, Yue Wu, Junfang Chen, Jens Kroll
OBJECTIVE: Adult human kidneys produce erythropoietin (EPO), which regulates red blood cell formation; however, whether EPO also functions directly on kidney development and controls diabetic kidney disease remains unknown. Here we analyzed the role of EPO in kidney development and under hyperglycemic conditions in zebrafish and in humans. METHODS: Diabetic patients and respective controls were enrolled in two cohorts. Serum EPO level and urine protein change upon human EPO administration were then analyzed...
February 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165729/polyphenols-from-euphorbia-pekinensis-inhibit-ages-formation-in-vitro-and-vessel-dilation-in-larval-zebrafish-in-vivo
#18
Ik-Soo Lee, Seung-Hyun Jung, Jin Sook Kim
To identify active compounds in the roots of Euphorbia pekinensis for treatment of diabetic complications, an active column fraction from a 70% EtOH extract of E. pekinensis root was purified by preparative reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, leading to the isolation of a new ellagic acid derivative, 3,3'-di-O-methylellagic acid 4-O-(6"-O-galloyl)-β-D-galactopyranoside (1), along with three known compounds, geraniin (2), 3,3'-di-O-methylellagic acid 4-O-β-D-xylopyranoside (3), and ellagic acid 3,3'-dimethyl ether (4)...
November 17, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157806/trigonelline-promotes-auditory-function-through-nerve-growth-factor-signaling-on-diabetic-animal-models
#19
Rodrigo Castañeda, Isabel Rodriguez, Youn Hee Nam, Bin Na Hong, Tong Ho Kang
BACKGROUND: Protection of cochlear function and reconstruction of neuronal networks in damaged auditory sensory structures is crucial for therapeutic treatment of diabetic hearing loss. Nerve growth factor (NGF) has been used as a novel therapeutic target to protect against the neurodegenerative effects of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the potential effect of trigonelline (TRG) on reducing auditory damage produced by DM using NGF as a potential marker...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110609/bmp3-is-required-for-integrity-of-blood-brain-barrier-by-promoting-pericyte-coverage-in-zebrafish-embryos
#20
D Lei, X Jin, L Wen, H Dai, Z Ye, G Wang
BACKGROUND: The compromise of blood brain barrier (BBB) integrity is often associated with human hemorrhage stroke and neurodegeneration diseases, including retina diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Brain pericytes play pivotal roles in regulation and maintenance of BBB integrity. However, the mechanisms underlying brain pericyte development to establish BBB integrity remain unclear. METHODS: Zebrafish transgenic lines Tg(flk1:GFP; gata1:dsRed), Tg(flk1:GFP), Tg(fli1:GFP) and Tg(BRE:GFP) were used in this work...
December 7, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
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