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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302705/brown-and-beige-adipose-tissues-phenotype-and-metabolic-potential-in-mice-and-men
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Kanta Chechi, Wouter David van Marken Lichtenbelt, Denis Richard
With the recent re-discovery of brown fat in adult humans, our outlook on adipose tissue biology has undergone a paradigm shift. While we attempt to identify, recruit and activate classic brown fat stores in humans, identification of beige/brite adipocytes has also raised the possibility of browning our white fat stores. Whether such transformation of human white fat depots can be achieved in order to enhance the whole-body oxidative potential remains to be seen. Evidence to-date, however, largely points towards a major oxidative role only for classic brown fat depots in rodents and in humans (e...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301844/the-placenta-maternal-diet-and-adipose-tissue-development-in-the-newborn
#2
Michael E Symonds, Ian Bloor, Shalini Ojha, Helen Budge
BACKGROUND: A majority of adipose tissue present in the newborn possess the unique mitochondrial protein, uncoupling protein (UCP1). It is thus highly metabolically active and capable of producing 300 times more heat per unit mass than any other organ in the body. The extent to which maternal obesity and/or an obesogenic diet impacts on placental function thereby resetting the relative distribution of different types of fat in the fetus is unknown. SUMMARY: Developmentally the majority (if not all) fat in the fetus can be considered as classical brown fat, in which UCP1 is highly abundant...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296255/breg-dependent-islet-transplant-tolerance-is-also-nk-cell-dependent
#3
Christian Schuetz, Kang Mi Lee, Ryan Scott, Lisa Kojima, Laura Washburn, Liye Liu, Wei-Hui Liu, Haley Tector, Ji Lei, Heidi Yeh, James Kim, James F Markmann
Immunologic tolerance to solid organ and islet cell grafts has been achieved in various rodent models using antibodies directed at CD45RB and Tim-1. We have shown that this form of tolerance depends on regulatory B-cells. To elucidate further the mechanism by which Bregs induce tolerance we investigated the requirement of NK and NKT cells in this model. To do so, hyperglycemic B6, μMT, Beige or CD1d(-/-) mice received Balb/c islet grafts and treatment with the tolerance inducing regimen consisting of anti-CD45RB and anti -TIM1...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295386/an-integrated-segmentation-and-shape-based-classification-scheme-for-distinguishing-adenocarcinomas-from-granulomas-on-lung-ct
#4
Mehdi Alilou, Niha Beig, Mahdi Orooji, Anant Madabhushi, Prabhakar Rajiah, Michael Yang, Robert Gilkeson, Philip Linden, Vamsidhar Velcheti, Sagar Rakshit, Niyoti Reddy, Frank Jacono
PURPOSE: Distinguishing between benign granulmoas and adenocarcinomas is confounded by their similar visual appearance on routine CT scans. Unfortunately, owing to the inability to discriminate these lesions radigraphically, many patients with benign granulomas are subjected to unnecessary surgical wedge resections and biopsies for pathologic confirmation of cancer presence or absence. This suggests the need for improved computerized characterization of these nodules in order to distinguish between these two classes of lesions on CT scans...
March 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294363/an-innovation-in-pacemaker-lead-implantation-via-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-the-3d-alpha-curve-stylet
#5
Jahangir Rashid Beig, Mohd Iqbal Dar, Nisar A Tramboo, Imran Hafeez, Ajaz A Lone, Hilal A Rather
Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) draining into coronary sinus is typically detected incidentally during transcatheter interventions utilizing left subclavian venous approach. In our experience, we have encountered this anomaly on a few occasions and in all these cases we successfully implanted leads in the right ventricle (RV) by shaping the stylet into a 'U-shaped' or 'pigtail shaped' curve. Herein, we report a case of an adult male who underwent successful dual chamber pacemaker implantation via PLSVC through left axillary venous approach...
March 11, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270523/id1-promotes-obesity-by-suppressing-brown-adipose-thermogenesis-and-white-adipose-browning
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Mallikarjun Patil, Bal Krishan Sharma, Sawsan Elattar, Judith Chang, Shweta Kapil, Jinling Yuan, Ande Satyanarayana
Obesity results from increased energy intake or defects in energy expenditure. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized for energy expenditure, a process called adaptive thermogenesis. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC1α) controls BAT-mediated thermogenesis by regulating the expression of Ucp1 Inhibitor of differentiation 1 (Id1) is a helix-loop-helix transcription factor that plays important roles in cell proliferation and differentiation. Here, we demonstrate a novel function of Id1 in BAT thermogenesis and programming of beige adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT)...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270520/functional-human-beige-adipocytes-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Anne-Claire Guénantin, Nolwenn Briand, Emilie Capel, Florent Dumont, Romain Morichon, Claire Provost, Francesca Stillitano, Dorota Jeziorowska, Jean-Pierre Siffroi, Roger J Hajjar, Bruno Fève, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Philippe Collas, Jacqueline Capeau, Corinne Vigouroux
Activation of thermogenic beige adipocytes has recently emerged as a promising therapeutic target in obesity and diabetes. Relevant human models for beige adipocyte differentiation are essential to implement such therapeutic strategies. We report a straightforward and efficient protocol to generate functional human beige adipocytes from induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Without overexpression of exogenous adipogenic genes, our method recapitulates an adipogenic developmental pathway through successive mesodermal and adipogenic progenitor stages...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267039/blood-pressure-after-blinded-randomized-withdrawal-and-resumption-of-baroreceptor-activating-therapy
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Joachim Beige, Theresa Jentzsch, Ralph Wendt, Gert Hennig, Michael Koziolek, Manuel Wallbach
BACKGROUND: Baroreceptor-activating therapy (BAT) has been shown to control resistant hypertension in one sham-controlled and further observational studies. Incremental but significant reincrease of blood pressure (BP) have been described after open-label temporary withdrawal of such therapy. METHOD: Our study in 16 randomized patients investigated the course of automated office, ambulatory, and home BP in a randomized, controlled cross-over design. RESULTS: After 4 weeks of blinded and randomized withdrawal in hypertension-controlled long-term carriers of BAT (2...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257939/cold-exposure-induces-the-acquisition-of-brown-adipocyte-gene-expression-profiles-in-cattle-inguinal-fat-normalized-with-a-new-set-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr
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K X Cao, D Hao, J Wang, W W Peng, Y J Yan, H X Cao, F Sun, H Chen
The last few years have seen great advances in our understanding of browning in white adipose tissue (WAT) where white adipocytes take on characteristics of brown adipocytes. At present, the economic significance of browning for animal husbandry is beginning to be realized with the emerging evidence that browning affects body weight not only in human and rodent but in farm animals. Quantitative RT-PCR provides a quick and sensitive way to preliminary determine browning of WAT. However, there have been no established condition specific reference genes for browning of cattle WAT...
February 24, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254844/vegf-a-expressing-adipose-tissue-shows-rapid-beiging-enhanced-survival-after-transplantation-and-confers-il4-independent-metabolic-improvements
#10
Jiyoung Park, Min Kim, Kai Sun, Yu Aaron An, Xue Gu, Philipp E Scherer
Adipocyte-derived VEGF-A plays a crucial role in angiogenesis and contributes to adipocyte function and systemic metabolism, such as insulin resistance, chronic inflammation and beigeing of subcutaneous adipose tissue. Utilizing a doxycycline (Dox)-inducible adipocyte-specific VEGF-A overexpressing mouse model, we investigated the dynamics of local VEGF-A effects on tissue beiging of adipose tissue transplants. VEGF-A overexpression in adipocytes triggers angiogenesis. We also observe a rapid appearance of beige fat cells in subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWATs) within as early as 2 days post induction of VEGF-A...
March 2, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250021/mast-cells-promote-seasonal-white-adipose-beiging-in-humans
#11
Brian S Finlin, Beibei Zhu, Amy L Confides, Philip M Westgate, Brianna D Harfmann, Esther E Dupont-Versteegden, Philip A Kern
Human subcutaneous white adipose tissue (SC WAT) increases the expression of beige adipocyte genes in the winter. Studies in rodents suggest that a number of immune mediators are important in the beiging response. Here we studied the seasonal beiging response in SC WAT from lean humans. We measured the gene expression of various immune cell markers and performed multivariate analysis of the gene expression data to identify genes that predict UCP1. IL4 and, unexpectedly, the mast cell marker CPA3 predicted UCP1 gene expression...
March 1, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247947/gm13133-is-a-negative-regulator-in-mouse-white-adipocytes-differentiation-and-drives-the-characteristics-of-brown-adipocytes
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LiangHui You, YaHui Zhou, XianWei Cui, XingYun Wang, YaZhou Sun, Yao Gao, Xing Wang, Juan Wen, Kaipeng Xie, RanRan Tang, ChenBo Ji, XiRong Guo
Obesity is tightly associated with the disturbance of white adipose tissue storing excess energy. Thermogenic adipocytes (brown and beige) exert a critical role of oxidizing nutrients at the high rates through non-shivering thermogenesis. The recruitment of brown characteristics in white adipocytes, termed browning, has been considered as a promising strategy for treating obesity and associated metabolic complications. Recently, long noncoding RNAs play a crucial role in regulating tissue development and participating in disease pathogenesis, yet their effects on the conversion of white into brown-like adipocytes and thermogenic function were not totally understood...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246203/mitochondrial-homeostasis-in-adipose-tissue-remodeling
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REVIEW
Svetlana Altshuler-Keylin, Shingo Kajimura
Mitochondrial homeostasis is regulated by a balance between mitochondrial biogenesis and degradation. Emerging evidence suggests that mitophagy, a selective form of autophagy that degrades mitochondria, plays a key role in the physiology and pathophysiology of mitochondria-enriched cells, such as brown and beige adipocytes. This review discusses findings regarding the roles of autophagy and mitophagy in cellular development, maintenance, and functions of metabolic organs, including adipose tissue, liver, and pancreas...
February 28, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244053/using-thermogenic-beige-cells-to-identify-biologically-active-small-molecules-and-peptides
#14
Ling Wu, Bin Xu
Incorporating molecular libraries in chemical biology screenings in cultured cells has been successfully used for gene discovery in many cellular processes. It has the unique potential to uncover novel mechanisms of complex cellular biology through the screening of small molecules and protein biologics in relevant cell-based assays. Recent development in the understanding and generation of thermogenic adipocytes provides opportunities for potential anti-obesity therapeutics discovery. In this chapter, we describe screening methods using thermogenic beige cells to identify novel compounds and peptides that activate adipocyte thermogenesis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244044/genetic-mouse-models-the-powerful-tools-to-study-fat-tissues
#15
Xingxing Kong, Kevin W Williams, Tiemin Liu
Obesity and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) are associated with a variety of comorbidities that contribute to mortality around the world. Although significant effort has been expended in understanding mechanisms that mitigate the consequences of this epidemic, the field has experienced limited success thus far. The potential ability of brown adipose tissue (BAT) to counteract obesity and metabolic disease in rodents (and potentially in humans) has been a topical realization. Recently, there is also another thermogenic fat cell called beige adipocytes, which are located among white adipocytes and share similar activated responses to cyclic AMP as classical BAT...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244040/isolation-of-immune-cells-from-adipose-tissue-for-flow-cytometry
#16
Jonathan R Brestoff
Beige and brown adipocytes are thermogenic cells essential for maintaining metabolic homeostasis within white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT), respectively. Emerging studies indicate that various immune cell types such as alternatively activated macrophages (AAMacs), eosinophils, and group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) critically regulate beige and/or brown adipocyte development and activation to protect against obesity and maintain core body temperature. These findings suggest that studies of beige and brown adipose tissue may benefit from traditional immunologic approaches such as flow cytometry of immune cells residing within WAT and BAT...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244039/immuno-magnetic-isolation-and-thermogenic-differentiation-of-white-adipose-tissue-progenitor-cells
#17
Rohollah Babaei, Irem Bayindir-Buchhalter, Irina Meln, Alexandros Vegiopoulos
Appropriate cell models are necessary for the investigation of thermogenic beige adipocyte differentiation from progenitor cells. Here, we describe a primary cell culture method that is based on defined progenitor cells from murine white adipose tissue and aims at minimizing confounding factors including cell heterogeneity and nonphysiological differentiation inducers. Adipocyte progenitor cells are enriched by immuno-magnetic separation, expanded minimally, and induced for beige adipocyte differentiation with carbaprostacyclin, a stable analogue of the endogenous mediator PGI2...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244038/flow-cytometric-isolation-and-differentiation-of-adipogenic-progenitor-cells-into-brown-and-brite-beige-adipocytes
#18
Jochen Steinbring, Antonia Graja, Anne-Marie Jank, Tim J Schulz
Aside from mature adipocytes, adipose tissue harbors several distinct cell populations including immune cells, endothelial cells, and adipogenic progenitor cells (AdPCs). AdPCs represent the reservoir of regenerative cells that replenishes adipocytes during normal cellular turnover and during times of increased demand for triglyceride-storage capacity. The worldwide increase in pathologies associated with the metabolic syndrome, such as obesity and type-2 diabetes, has heightened public and scientific interest in adipose tissues and the cell biological processes of adipose tissue formation and function...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244037/flow-cytometry-assisted-isolation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells
#19
Umesh D Wankhade, Sushil G Rane
Adipose tissue dysfunction is typically seen in metabolic diseases, particularly obesity and diabetes. White adipocytes store fat while brown adipocyte dissipates it via thermogenesis. In addition, beige adipocytes develop in white fat depots in response to stimulation of β-adrenergic pathways. It appears that the three types of adipocytes-white, brown, and beige-can be formed de novo from stem/precursor cells or via transdifferentiation. Identifying the presumptive progenitors that harbor capacity to differentiate to these distinct adipocyte cell types will enable their functional characterization...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242620/rheb-inhibits-beigeing-of-white-adipose-tissue-via-pde4d5-dependent-down-regulation-of-the-camp-pka-signaling-pathway
#20
Wen Meng, Xiuci Liang, Hongzhi Chen, Hairong Luo, Juli Bai, Guangdi Li, Qinghai Zhang, Ting Xiao, Sijia He, Yacheng Zhang, Zhipeng Xu, Bo Xiao, Meilian Liu, Fang Hu, Feng Liu
Beigeing of white adipose tissue has potential anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects, yet the underlying signaling mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. Here we show that adipose-specific knockout of Rheb, an upstream activator of mTORC1, protects mice from high fat diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance. Rheb deficiency in adipose tissue reduced mTORC1 signaling, increased lipolysis, and promoted beigeing and energy expenditure. On the other hand, overexpression of Rheb in primary adipocytes significantly inhibited CREB phosphorylation and UCP1 expression...
February 27, 2017: Diabetes
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