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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933540/systems-genetics-of-obesity
#1
Gudrun A Brockmann, Danny Arends, Sebastian Heise, Ayca Dogan
Obesity is a complex trait, determined by many genes and influenced by environmental factors. Mapping genomic loci contributing to obesity helps to identify gene variants responsible for differences in the phenotype. However, measuring fat content alone is often not sufficient to identify the underlying gene or genes. Besides in-depth phenotyping, well-designed genetic populations and the combined analysis of data of different origins are necessary to detect one of several genetic determinants. Structured mouse populations and linking information from different experiments help to simplify the complexity in the search for direct genetic effects or factors that are hidden in the genome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932998/gene-expression-dynamics-in-major-endocrine-regulatory-pathways-along-the-transition-from-solitary-to-social-life-in-a-bumblebee-bombus-terrestris
#2
Pavel Jedlička, Ulrich R Ernst, Alena Votavová, Robert Hanus, Irena Valterová
Understanding the social evolution leading to insect eusociality requires, among other, a detailed insight into endocrine regulatory mechanisms that have been co-opted from solitary ancestors to play new roles in the complex life histories of eusocial species. Bumblebees represent well-suited models of a relatively primitive social organization standing on the mid-way to highly advanced eusociality and their queens undergo both, a solitary and a social phase, separated by winter diapause. In the present paper, we characterize the gene expression levels of major endocrine regulatory pathways across tissues, sexes, and life-stages of the buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, with special emphasis on critical stages of the queen's transition from solitary to social life...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932989/hypoxic-living-and-exercise-training-alter-adipose-tissue-leptin-leptin-receptor-in-rats
#3
Yingli Lu, Lianshi Feng, Minhao Xie, Li Zhang, Jianfang Xu, Zihong He, Tongjian You
Background: Hypobaric hypoxia results in weight loss in obese individuals, and exercise training is advocated for the treatment of obesity and its related metabolic dysfunctions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of hypoxic living and exercise training on obesity and adipose tissue leptin/leptin receptor in dietary-induced obese rats. Methods: One hundred and thirty high-fat diet fed Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned into one of the following groups (n = 10 each): control, sedentary hypoxic living for 1-4 weeks (SH1, SH2, SH3, and SH4), living, and exercise training in normoxic conditions for 1-4 weeks (TN1, TN2, TN3, and TN4), and living and exercise training in hypoxic conditions for 1-4 weeks (TN1, TN2, TN3, and TN4)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932592/the-role-of-adipose-tissue-in-cancer-associated-cachexia
#4
Janina A Vaitkus, Francesco S Celi
Adipose tissue (fat) is a heterogeneous organ, both in function and histology, distributed throughout the body. White adipose tissue, responsible for energy storage and more recently found to have endocrine and inflammation-modulatory activities, was historically thought to be the only type of fat present in adult humans. The recent demonstration of functional brown adipose tissue in adults, which is highly metabolic, shifted this paradigm. Additionally, recent studies demonstrate the ability of white adipose tissue to be induced toward the brown adipose phenotype - "beige" or "brite" adipose tissue - in a process referred to as "browning...
December 8, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931089/prognostic-implications-of-epicardial-fat-volume-quantification-in-acute-pericarditis
#5
George Lazaros, Alexios S Antonopoulos, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Panagiotis Vasileiou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Evangelia Stroumpouli, Apostolos Karavidas, Charalambos Antoniades, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of acute pericarditis remains largely unknown and biomarkers are needed to identify patients susceptible to complications. Since adipose tissue has a pivotal role in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis, we hypothesized that quantification of epicardial fat volume (EFV) provides prognostic information in patients with acute pericarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty (n=50) patients with first diagnosis of acute pericarditis were enrolled in this study...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931052/a-6-week-sprint-interval-training-program-changes-anaerobic-power-quadriceps-moment-and-subcutaneous-tissue-thickness
#6
S Han, H Lee, H Kim, D Kim, C Choi, J Park
We examined the effects of a 6-week 40-m one-way sprint interval training program (based on sprint time). 13 untrained healthy male collegiate students performed six 40-m sprints with a 60-s resting interval between sprints during the first week, and one sprint was added each week until the sixth week. If the 40-m sprint time exceeded 110% of the fastest baseline 40-m sprint time, the run was repeated. Repeated-sprint cycling test (every 3 weeks), quadriceps moment (every 2 weeks), and abdominal and thigh subcutaneous tissue thickness (every 2 weeks) were measured...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931017/lean-body-weight-and-metformin-are-insufficient-to-prevent-endometrial-hyperplasia-in-mice-harboring-inactivating-mutations-in-pten
#7
David A Iglesias, Qian Zhang, Joseph Celestino, Charlotte C Sun, Melinda S Yates, Rosemarie E Schmandt, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a major risk factor for endometrial cancer. We evaluated whether obesity exacerbates progression of endometrial hyperplasia (EH) using the PRCre/+ PTENflox/+ mouse model and examined if the type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, could prevent EH. METHODS: Twenty obese (PRCre/+ PTENflox/+) mice were maintained on a high-fat diet, while 20 lean mice ate a matching low-fat diet. Ten mice from each group received metformin (1,000 mg/day) in drinking water...
December 9, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930914/a-high-fat-diet-induced-decrease-in-hippocampal-newly-born-neurons-of-male-mice-is-exacerbated-by-mild-psychological-stress-using-a-communication-box
#8
Yusuke Murata, Yukiyasu Narisawa, Rima Shimono, Hiraku Ohmori, Masayoshi Mori, Kenji Ohe, Kazunori Mine, Munechika Enjoji
BACKGROUND: Obese persons have a higher incidence of depression than healthy-weight persons. Several studies indicated that the exposure to a high fat diet (HFD) results in a decrease in hippocampal neurogenesis, which leads to higher stress response and stress-induced depression. Although stress is a risk factor for obesity and depression, no studies to date have investigated the effect of stress on the hippocampal neurogenesis of HFD-induced obese animals. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether or not obese HFD-fed mice are vulnerable to stress-induced depression by investigating hippocampal neurogenesis...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930804/increased-mitochondrial-ros-generation-mediates-the-loss-of-pvat-anticontractile-effect-in-hfd-treated-obese-mice
#9
Rafael Menezes da Costa, Rafael S Fais, Carlos R P Dechandt, Paulo Louzada-Junior, Luciane C Alberici, Núbia S Lobato, Rita C Tostes
Obesity is associated with structural and functional changes in the perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT), favoring the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS), vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory factors. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) induces vascular dysfunction and is produced by the PVAT. We tested the hypothesis that obesity-associated PVAT dysfunction is mediated by augmented mitochondrial ROS (mROS) generation due to increased TNF-α production in this tissue. Aortae from high fat diet (HFD)-fed obese mice displayed increased contractions to phenylephrine (PE) and loss of PVAT anticontractile effect...
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929741/cerebral-microvascular-dysfunction-and-inflammation-are-improved-by-centrally-acting-antihypertensive-drugs-in-metabolic-syndrome
#10
Vanessa Estato, Alessandro Nascimento, Barbara Antunes, Fabiana Gomes, Laura Coelho, Raquel Rangel, Luciana Garzoni, Anissa Daliry, Pascal Bousquet, Eduardo Tibiriçá
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the effects of chronic oral treatment with centrally acting antihypertensive drugs, such as clonidine (CLO), an α2-adrenoceptor agonist, or LNP599, a selective I1 imidazoline receptor agonist, on brain microvascular function in rats with high-fat diet (HFD)-induced metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Male Wistar Kyoto rats were maintained on a normal diet (CON) or a HFD for 20 weeks. After this period, the HFD group received oral CLO (0...
December 8, 2016: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929469/the-colon-26-carcinoma-tumor-bearing-mouse-as-a-model-for-the-study-of-cancer-cachexia
#11
Andrea Bonetto, Joseph E Rupert, Rafael Barreto, Teresa A Zimmers
Cancer cachexia is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and adipose tissue, negative nitrogen balance, anorexia, fatigue, inflammation, and activation of lipolysis and proteolysis systems. Cancer patients with cachexia benefit less from anti-neoplastic therapies and show increased mortality(1). Several animal models have been established in order to investigate the molecular causes responsible for body and muscle wasting as a result of tumor growth. Here, we describe methodologies pertaining to a well-characterized model of cancer cachexia: mice bearing the C26 carcinoma(2-4)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929465/using-multi-fluorinated-bile-acids-and-in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-measure-bile-acid-transport
#12
Jessica Felton, Kunrong Cheng, Anan Said, Aaron C Shang, Su Xu, Diana Vivian, Melissa Metry, James E Polli, Jean-Pierre Raufman
Along with their traditional role as detergents that facilitate fat absorption, emerging literature indicates that bile acids are potent signaling molecules that affect multiple organs; they modulate gut motility and hormone production, and alter vascular tone, glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, and energy utilization. Changes in fecal bile acids may alter the gut microbiome and promote colon pathology including cholerrheic diarrhea and colon cancer. Key regulators of fecal bile acid composition are the small intestinal Apical Sodium-dependent Bile Acid Transporter (ASBT) and fibroblast growth factor-19 (FGF19)...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929200/obesity-insulin-resistance-rather-than-liver-fat-increases-coagulation-factor-activities-and-expression-in-humans
#13
Susanna Lallukka, Panu K Luukkonen, You Zhou, Elina M Petäjä, Marja Leivonen, Anne Juuti, Antti Hakkarainen, Marju Orho-Melander, Nina Lundbom, Vesa M Olkkonen, Riitta Lassila, Hannele Yki-Järvinen
Increased liver fat may be caused by insulin resistance and adipose tissue inflammation or by the common I148M variant in PNPLA3 at rs738409, which lacks both of these features. We hypothesised that obesity/insulin resistance rather than liver fat increases circulating coagulation factor activities. We measured plasma prothrombin time (PT, Owren method), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), activities of several coagulation factors, VWF:RCo and fibrinogen, and D-dimer concentration in 92 subjects divided into groups based on insulin sensitivity [insulin-resistant ('IR') versus insulin-sensitive ('IS')] and PNPLA3 genotype (PNPLA3(148MM/MI) vs PNPLA3(148II))...
December 8, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928909/using-proteomics-to-discover-novel-biomarkers-for-fatty-liver-development-and-response-to-cb1r-antagonist-treatment-in-an-obese-mouse-model
#14
Chin-Chang Chen, Tzung-Yan Lee, Ching-Fai Kwok, Yung-Pei Hsu, Kuang-Chung Shih, Yan-Jie Lin, Low-Tone Ho
Over activity of cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1R) plays a key role in increasing the incidence of obesity-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Tissue proteome analysis has been applied to investigate the bioinformatics regarding the mode of action and therapeutic mechanism. The aim of this study was to explore the potential pathways altered with CB1R in obesity-induced fatty liver. Male C57BL/6 mice were fed either a standard chow diet (STD) or a high-fat diet (HFD) with or without 1-week treatment of CB1R inverse agonist AM251 at 5 mg/kg...
December 8, 2016: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928650/cytoglobin-a-potential-marker-for-adipogenic-differentiation-in-preadipocytes-in-vitro
#15
Ayşegül Doğan, Selami Demirci, Binnur Kıratlı, Fikrettin Şahin
Obesity, mainly characterized by the excess fat storage, is a global health problem resulting in serious morbidity and mortality. Identification of molecular mechanisms in adipogenic differentiation pathway might lead to development of new strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapy of obesity and associated diseases. Discovery of new genes and proteins in the differentiation pathway could help to understand the key specific regulators of the adipogenesis. Cytoglobin (Cygb), identified as a new globin family member protein, is expressed in various tissues...
December 7, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928591/the-activity-of-adiponectin-in-bone
#16
Dorit Naot, David S Musson, Jillian Cornish
The adipokine adiponectin affects multiple target tissues and plays important roles in glucose metabolism and whole-body energy homeostasis. Circulating adiponectin levels in obese people are lower than in non-obese, and increased serum adiponectin is associated with weight loss. Numerous clinical studies have established that fat mass is positively related to bone mass, a relationship that is maintained by communication between the two tissues through hormones and cytokines. Since adiponectin levels inversely correspond to fat mass, its bone effects and its potential contribution to the relationship between fat and bone have been investigated...
December 7, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927977/ppar-mrna-levels-are-modified-by-dietary-n-3-fatty-acid-restriction-and-energy-restriction-in-the-brain-and-liver-of-growing-rats
#17
Matthew J Picklo, LuAnn Johnson, Joseph Idso
BACKGROUND: Without dietary sources of n-3 (ω-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs), α-linolenic acid (ALA; 18:3n-3) is the precursor for docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3). It is not known how energy restriction (ER) affects ALA conversion to DHA. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that ER reduces n-3 LCPUFA concentrations in tissues of growing rats fed diets replete with and deficient in ALA. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (23 d old) were provided AIN93G diets (4 wk) made with soybean oil (SO; ALA sufficient) or corn oil (CO; ALA deficient) providing 16% of energy as fat...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927911/comparison-of-methodologies-in-determining-bone-marrow-fat-percentage-under-different-environmental-conditions-assessing-a-tool-for-ruminant-welfare-investigations
#18
David Murden, Jaimie Hunnam, Bert De Groef, Grant Rawlin, Christina McCowan
The use of bone marrow fat percentage has been recommended in assessing body condition at the time of death in wild and domestic ruminants, but few studies have looked at the effects of time and exposure on animal bone marrow. We investigated the utility of bone marrow fat extraction as a tool for establishing antemortem body condition in postmortem specimens from sheep and cattle, particularly after exposure to high heat, and compared different techniques of fat extraction for this purpose. Femora were collected from healthy and "skinny" sheep and cattle...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927722/age-dependent-control-of-energy-homeostasis-by-brown-adipose-tissue-in-progeny-subjected-to-maternal-diet-induced-fetal-programming
#19
Olivier Dumortier, Estelle Roger, Didier F Pisani, Virginie Casamento, Nadine Gautier, Patricia Lebrun, Hereroa Johnston, Pascal Lopez, Ez-Zoubir Amri, Céline Jousse, Pierre Fafournoux, Marc Prentki, Charlotte Hinault, Emmanuel Van Obberghen
Epidemiological and animal studies show that deleterious maternal environments predispose aging offspring to metabolic disorders and type 2 diabetes. Young progeny in a rat model of maternal low protein diet (LP) is normoglycemic despite collapsed insulin secretion. However, without further worsening of the insulin secretion defect glucose homeostasis deteriorates in aging LP descendants. Here we report that normoglycemic and insulinopenic 3-month-old LP progeny shows increased body temperature and energy dissipation in association with enhanced brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity...
December 7, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927612/assessment-of-the-cancer-risk-of-the-fat-grafted-breast-in-a-murine-model
#20
Francisco Claro, Luciana R Moreira, Joseane Morari, Luis O Z Sarian, Glauce A Pinto, Licio A Velloso, Aarão M Pinto-Neto
BACKGROUND: The results of experimental studies indicate that grafting of autologous adipose tissue may induce tumorigenesis at the recipient site, but clinical results do not support a carcinogenic effect of fat grafting to the breast. OBJECTIVES: The authors assessed cancer risk following transplantation of autologous fat into murine mammary tissue. METHODS: In this animal study, mammary tissues from 54 breasts of 9 female rats were either grafted with autologous subcutaneous fat, grafted with autologous omental fat, or unmanipulated...
December 7, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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