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Philipp Strauss, Hans-Peter Marti, Christian Beisland, Andreas Scherer, Vegard Lysne, Sabine Leh, Arnar Flatberg, Even Koch, Vidar Beisvag, Lea Landolt, Trude Skogstrand, Øystein Eikrem
Novel predictive tools for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) are urgently needed. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been increasingly investigated for their predictive value, and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded biopsy archives may potentially be a valuable source of miRNA sequencing material, as they remain an underused resource. Core biopsies of both cancerous and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from patients ( n = 12) undergoing nephrectomy. After small RNA-seq, several analyses were performed, including classifier evaluation, obesity-related inquiries, survival analysis using publicly available datasets, comparisons to the current literature and ingenuity pathway analyses...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yan-Ling Zhu, Ting Chen, Jia-Li Xiong, Di Wu, Qian-Yun Xi, Jun-Yi Luo, Jia-Jie Sun, Yong-Liang Zhang
Adipose tissue plays an important role in energy metabolism. Adipose dysfunction is closely related to obesity and type II diabetes. Glucose uptake is the key step for fat synthesis in adipocyte. miRNAs have been proven to play a crucial role in adipocyte differentiation, adipogenesis and glucose homeostasis. In this paper, we firstly reported that miR-146b decreased glucose consumption by up-regulating miR-146b in a porcine primary adipocyte model, while the inhibitor of endogenous miR-146b rescued the reduction...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sobha Puppala, Cun Li, Jeremy P Glenn, Romil Saxena, Samer Gawrieh, Amy Quinn, Jennifer Palarczyk, Edward J Dick, Peter W Nathanielsz, Laura A Cox
Maternal obesity (MO) increases offspring cardiometabolic disease risk. Altered fetal liver development in response to the challenge of MO has metabolic consequences underlying adverse offspring life-course health outcomes. Little is known about molecular pathways and potential epigenetic changes regulating primate fetal liver responses to MO. We hypothesized that MO would induce fetal baboon liver epigenetic changes resulting in dysregulation of key metabolic pathways that impact lipid metabolism. MO was induced prior to pregnancy by a high fat, high sucrose diet...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Bernardo Ng, Alvaro Camacho, Katherine Parra, Ricardo de la Espriella, Victor Rico, Severiano Lozano, Mirna Troncoso, Ruby C Castilla-Puentes, Benjamin L Cook, Daniel E Jimenez
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine the association of country of residence with body mass index (BMI) between Mexican and Colombian patients exposed to antipsychotics. We hypothesize that there will be a significant association between country of residence and BMI and that Mexican patients will have higher BMI than their Colombian counterparts. DESIGN: The International Study of Latinos on Antipsychotics (ISLA) is a multisite, international, cross sectional study of adult Latino patients exposed to antipsychotics in two Latin American Countries (i...
March 7, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
Brian D Adams, Hannah Arem, Monica J Hubal, Brenda Cartmel, Fangyong Li, Maura Harrigan, Tara Sanft, Christopher J Cheng, Lajos Pusztai, Melinda L Irwin
PURPOSE: Obesity and weight gain are associated with comorbidities including a higher risk of tumor recurrence and cancer-related deaths among breast cancer (BC) survivors; however, the underlying mechanisms linking obesity and cancer are poorly understood. Given the lack of clinically validated BC biomarkers, obesity and weight-loss studies utilize serum biomarkers as the intermediary outcomes of tumor recurrence. Studies have indicated microRNAs (miRNA)s are reliable biomarkers for cancer...
March 6, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Sadhbh O'Neill, Mette Bohl Larsen, Søren Gregersen, Kjeld Hermansen, Lorraine O'Driscoll
Due to increasing prevalence of obesity, a simple method or methods for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome are urgently required to reduce the risk of associated cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. This study aimed to identify a miRNA biomarker that may distinguish metabolic syndrome from obesity and to investigate if such a miRNA may have functional relevance for metabolic syndrome. 52 adults with clinical obesity (n=26) or metabolic syndrome (n=26) were recruited. Plasma specimens were procured from all and were randomly designated to discovery and validation cohorts...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Nadeeja N Wijayatunga, Mandana Pahlavani, Nishan S Kalupahana, Kameswara Rao Kottapalli, Preethi H Gunaratne, Cristian Coarfa, Latha Ramalingam, Naima Moustaid-Moussa
Obesity contributes to metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Characterization of differences between the main adipose tissue depots, white (WAT) [including subcutaneous (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT)] and brown adipose tissue (BAT) helps to identify their roles in obesity. Thus, we studied depot-specific differences in whole transcriptome and miRNA profiles of SAT, VAT and BAT from high fat diet (HFD/45% of calories from fat) fed mice using RNA sequencing and small RNA-Seq...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Hong Zhong, Minjuan Ma, Tingming Liang, Li Guo
In all living organisms, metabolic homeostasis and the immune system are the most fundamental requirements for survival. Recently, obesity has become a global public health issue, which is the cardinal risk factor for metabolic disorder. Many diseases emanating from obesity-induced metabolic dysfunction are responsible for the activated immune system, including innate and adaptive responses. Of note, inflammation is the manifest accountant signal. Deeply studied microRNAs (miRNAs) have participated in many pathways involved in metabolism and immune responses to protect cells from multiple harmful stimulants, and they play an important role in determining the progress through targeting different inflammatory pathways...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
Roya Mahdavi, Samira Ghorbani, Behnam Alipoor, Ghodratollah Panahi, Hadi Khodabandehloo, Ensieh Nasli Esfahani, Farideh Razi, Reza Meshkani
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is the most common metabolic disease, affecting many of the adult population all around the world. In recent years much attention has been paid to the role of circulating miRNAs as novel biomarkers for various diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression level of miR-155 in serum samples of diabetic and healthy subjects. METHODS: 42 healthy and 45 type 2 diabetic subjects participated in the study. Serum miR-155 level of the subjects was measured using real-time PCR...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
Nathan L Price, Abhishek K Singh, Noemi Rotllan, Leigh Goedeke, Allison Wing, Alberto Canfrán-Duque, Alberto Diaz-Ruiz, Elisa Araldi, Ángel Baldán, Joao-Paulo Camporez, Yajaira Suárez, Matthew S Rodeheffer, Gerald I Shulman, Rafael de Cabo, Carlos Fernández-Hernando
While therapeutic modulation of miRNAs provides a promising approach for numerous diseases, the promiscuous nature of miRNAs raises concern over detrimental off-target effects. miR-33 has emerged as a likely target for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, the deleterious effects of long-term anti-miR-33 therapies and predisposition of miR-33-/- mice to obesity and metabolic dysfunction exemplify the possible pitfalls of miRNA-based therapies. Our work provides an in-depth characterization of miR-33-/- mice and explores the mechanisms by which loss of miR-33 promotes insulin resistance in key metabolic tissues...
February 20, 2018: Cell Reports
Mora Murri, María Insenser, Elena Fernández-Durán, José L San-Millán, Manuel Luque-Ramírez, Héctor F Escobar-Morreale
PURPOSE: Circulating micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNA molecules that influence gene transcription. We conducted the present profiling study to characterize the expression of circulating miRNAs in lean and obese patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine and metabolic disorder in premenopausal women. BASIC PROCEDURES: We selected 11 control women, 12 patients with PCOS and 12 men so that they were similar in terms of body mass index...
February 1, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Javier Lozano-Bartolomé, Gemma Llauradó, Manel Portero Otin, Antonio Altuna-Coy, Gemma Rojo-Martínez, Joan Vendrell, Rosa Jorba, Esther Rodríguez-Gallego, Matilde R Chacón
Context: The proinflammatory cytokine TNFα is a key player in insulin resistance (IR). While several miRNAs are believed to be involved in the development of adipose tissue (AT) IR, the role of miRNAs in the association between inflammation and IR is poorly understood. Objective: To investigate the expression profile of miR-181a-5p and miR-23a-3p in obesity and to study their role in TNFα-induced IR in adipocytes. Design: Two separate cohorts were employed...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Tiago Fernandes, Lilian Casaes, Úrsula Soci, Andre Silveira, João Gomes, Diego Barretti, Fernanda Roque, Edilamar Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of aerobic exercise training (AET) on cardiac miRNA-16 levels and its target gene VEGF related to microvascular rarefaction in obese Zucker rats (OZR). METHODS: OZR (n = 11) and lean (L; n = 10) male rats were assigned into 4 groups: OZR, trained OZR (OZRT), L and trained L (LT). Swimming exercise training lasted 60 min, 1×/day/10 weeks, with 4% body weight workload. Cardiac angiogenesis was assessed by histological analysis (periodic acid-Schiff) by calculating the capillary/fiber ratio...
February 7, 2018: Obesity Facts
Yan Xu, Jingjing Du, Peiwen Zhang, Xue Zhao, Qiang Li, Anan Jiang, Dongmei Jiang, Guoqing Tang, Yanzhi Jiang, Jinyong Wang, Xuewei Li, Shunhua Zhang, Li Zhu
Excessive accumulation of adipose tissue is a main cause of obesity or overweight, which is significantly involved in increasing the risk of diseases. Recently, numerous studies have proved that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in adipogenesis by negatively regulating gene expression at posttranscriptional levels. In this study, we showed that miR-125a-5p was expressed at lower levels in the adipose tissues of high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice than the normal chow (NCW)-fed mice. MiR-125a-5p expression were strongly up-regulated by nearly five-fold, when 3T3-L1 preadipocyte were induced and differentiated into mature adipocytes...
February 2, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Julianna N Brutman, Xiang Zhou, Yangzi Zhang, Jennifer Michal, Bastian Stark, Zhihua Jiang, Jon F Davis
RNA biogenesis has emerged as a powerful biological event that regulates energy homeostasis. In this context insertion of alternative polyadenylation sites (APSs) dictate the fate of newly synthesized RNA molecules and direct alternative splicing of nascent transcripts. Thus APSs serve a mechanistic function by regulating transcriptome expression and function. In this study we employed a novel RNA-Seq Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) approach that utilized the power of Whole Transcriptome Termini Site Sequencing (WTTS-Seq) to simultaneously measure APS events on multiple RNA biotypes...
January 29, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
Wentong Li, Yalan Yang, Ying Liu, Shuai Liu, Xiuxiu Li, Yingping Wang, Yanmin Zhang, Hui Tang, Rong Zhou, Kui Li
Fat deposition is an important economic trait in farm animals as well as obesity related diseases in humans, and the liver is a central organ involved in regulating lipid synthesis and metabolism in mammals. In this study, the pig liver transcriptome of two groups (H and L) showing differences in backfat thickness were profiled using RNA-Seq and miRNA-Seq to further explore the molecular mechanism of fat deposition. A total of 238 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and 58 differentially expressed miRNAs were identified between the H and L group...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Matteo Serino
Alterations of both ecology and functions of gut microbiota are conspicuous traits of several inflammatory pathologies, notably metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the proliferation of enterobacteria, subdominant members of the intestinal microbial ecosystem, has been shown to be favoured by western diet, the strongest inducer of both metabolic diseases and gut microbiota dysbiosis. The inner interdependence between the host and the gut microbiota is based on a plethora of molecular mechanisms by which host and intestinal microbes modify each other...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
Kaoru Ono, Motoyuki Igata, Tatsuya Kondo, Sayaka Kitano, Yuki Takaki, Satoko Hanatani, Masaji Sakaguchi, Rieko Goto, Takafumi Senokuchi, Junji Kawashima, Noboru Furukawa, Hiroyuki Motoshima, Eiichi Araki
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression and have been shown to participate in almost every cellular process. Several miRNAs have recently been implicated in glucose metabolism, but the roles of miRNAs in insulin-resistant conditions, such as obesity or type 2 diabetes, are largely unknown. Herein, we focused on miR-222, the expression of which was increased in the livers of high fat/high sucrose diet-fed mice injected with gold thioglucose (G+HFHSD)...
2018: PloS One
Minsung Kang, Xiaobing Liu, Yuchang Fu, W Timothy Garvey
INTRODUCTION: Short non-coding micro-RNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional factors that directly regulate protein expression by degrading or inhibiting target mRNAs; however, the role of miRNAs in obesity and cardiometabolic disease remains unclarified. Based on our earlier study demonstrating that miR-150 influences lipid metabolism, we have studied effects of miR-150 on systemic metabolism and adipocyte biology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Metabolic phenotypes including body weight, food intake, body composition, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity were assessed in WT and global miR-150 KO male mice fed a high-fat diet...
January 15, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Alina Kuryłowicz, Zofia Wicik, Magdalena Owczarz, Marta Izabela Jonas, Marta Kotlarek, Michał Świerniak, Wojciech Lisik, Maurycy Jonas, Bartłomiej Noszczyk, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka
Both obesity and weight loss may cause molecular changes in adipose tissue. This study aimed to characterize changes in adipose tissue miRNome in order to identify molecular pathways affected by obesity and weight changes. Next generation sequencing (NGS) was applied to identify microRNAs (miRNAs) differentially expressed in 47 samples of visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous (SAT) adipose tissues from normal-weight (N), obese (O) and obese after surgery-induced weight loss (PO) individuals. Subsequently miRNA expression was validated by real-time PCR in 197 adipose tissues and bioinformatics analysis performed to identify molecular pathways affected by obesity-related changes in miRNA expression...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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