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Lactate homeostasis

Raghavendra Rao, Motaz Nashawaty, Saher Fatima, Kathleen Ennis, Ivan Tkac
Hyperglycemia (blood glucose concentration >150 mg/dL) is common in extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs; birth at <28 week gestation). Hyperglycemia increases the risk of brain injury in the neonatal period. The long-term effects are not well understood. In adult rats, hyperglycemia alters hippocampal energy metabolism. The effects of hyperglycemia on the developing hippocampus were studied in rat pups. In Experiment 1, recurrent hyperglycemia of graded severity (moderate hyperglycemia (moderate-HG), mean blood glucose 214...
March 13, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
Dezhen Wang, Jin Yan, Miaomiao Teng, Sen Yan, Zhiqiang Zhou, Wentao Zhu
In this study, we investigated the effects of in utero and lactational exposure to BDE-47 on the progression of obesity and metabolic dysfunction in a diet-induced obesity model. Pregnant ICR mice were treated via oral gavage with low doses of BDE-47 (0, 0.002, and 0.2 mg/kg body weight) from gestational day 6 to postnatal day 21. After weaning, male offspring were fed an AIN93-based normal diet (ND) or high-fat diet (HFD: 60% calories from fat) for 14 weeks. We examined body weight, liver weight, histopathology, blood biochemistry, gene expression, and serum metabolic changes...
March 9, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Adriana Moura Vieira, Poliana Guiomar de Almeida Brasiel, Maíra Schuchter Ferreira, Kacia Mateus, Mariana Sarto Figueiredo, Patrícia Cristina Lisboa, Egberto Gaspar de Moura, José Otavio do Amaral Corrêa, Fernando Cesar Ferraz Lopes, Paulo Henrique Fonseca da Silva, Céphora Maria Sabarense, Sheila Cristina Potente Luquetti Dutra, Aline Silva de Aguiar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of maternal dietary soybean during lactation on the milk composition, body composition, lipid profile and glucose homeostasis of dams and offspring at weaning (21 days) and adulthood (150 days). METHODS: Lactating rats were divided into: casein control (C): casein diet; soy (S): soybean diet; soy oil control (SOC): casein diet, but with fat content similar to the S group. RESULTS: At 21 days, S mothers showed lower estradiol, total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (TG) in serum; and lower TC and TG in milk...
March 8, 2018: Endocrine
Lin-Hui Wang, Zi-Lan Wang, Wen-Yue Chen, Ming-Jia Chen, Guang-Yin Xu
The glymphatic system is a cerebrospinal fluid-interstitial fluid exchange system dependent on the water channel aquaporin-4 polarized on astrocyte endfeet, which is proposed to account for the clearance of abnormal proteins (e.g. β-amyloid) and metabolites (e.g. lactate) from the brain. Accumulating studies have revealed that glymphatic activity during sleep and general anesthesia is dramatically enhanced, while its function is significantly damaged during aging, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and diabetes...
February 25, 2018: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
Chika Sakai, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa
Tumor cells establish a unique circumstance called tumor microenvironment(TME)suitable for tumor development and progression. One ofthe most important advantages ofTME for tumor cells is immunosuppressive environment such as higher presence ofregulatory T(Treg)cells, which play a central role for establishment and maintenance of immunological selftolerance and homeostasis. CTLA-4 expressed by Treg cells prevents the maturation ofAPCs resulting in suppression ofT -cell activation. Inhibitory cytokines and adenosine produced by Treg cells are also responsible for their suppressive functions...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Faith N Lambert, Jason R Treberg, W Gary Anderson, Catherine Brandt, Andrew N Evans
Although secondary stress physiology of elasmobranchs is fairly well studied, gaps remain in our understanding of species differences, including stress recovery. We examined the physiological stress response to air exposure in Atlantic stingrays (Hypanus sabinus) using a serial sampling method requiring minimal handling. Many elasmobranch stress studies exclusively quantify glucose, although there is evidence that elasmobranchs are unusually reliant on ketone bodies. Therefore, we also tested the hypothesis that ketone bodies play a significant role in the elasmobranch stress response by examining plasma β-hydroxybutyrate...
February 23, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Claudia Marinangeli, Jérome Kluza, Philippe Marchetti, Luc Buée, Valérie Vingtdeux
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is the intracellular master energy sensor and metabolic regulator. AMPK is involved in cell energy homeostasis through the regulation of glycolytic flux and mitochondrial biogenesis. Interestingly, metabolic dysfunctions and AMPK deregulations are observed in many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's. While these deregulations could play a key role in the development of these diseases, the study of metabolic fluxes has remained quite challenging and time-consuming...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
J Michael Conlon, R Charlotte Moffett, Jérôme Leprince, Peter R Flatt
Several peptides that were first identified on the basis of their antimicrobial or immunomodulatory properties have subsequently shown potential for development into agents for the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes. A strategy is presented for the isolation and characterization of such peptides in norepinephrine-stimulated skin secretions from a range of frog species. The methodology involves fractionation of the secretions by reversed-phase HPLC, identification of fractions containing components that stimulate the rate of release of insulin from BRIN-BD11 clonal β-cells without simultaneously stimulating the release of lactate dehydrogenase, identification of active peptides in the mass range 1-6 kDa by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, purification of the peptides to near homogeneity by further HPLC, and structural characterization by automated Edman degradation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Cyril Cyrus, Mona H Ismail, Shahanas Chathoth, Chittibabu Vatte, Majd Hasen, Amein Al Ali
BACKGROUND: Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide resulting in a serious public health problem. In Saudi Arabia, 28.7% of the population is obese due largely to the adoption of western dietary patterns over the last decade. The Fat-mass and obesity associated (FTO) and melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) genes are ubiquitously expressed in the brain and pancreatic islets, and are the main link between the central nervous system and energy homeostasis based on food intake and energy expenditure...
February 21, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Ákos Tényi, Isaac Cano, Francesco Marabita, Narsis Kiani, Susana G Kalko, Esther Barreiro, Pedro de Atauri, Marta Cascante, David Gomez-Cabrero, Josep Roca
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients often show skeletal muscle dysfunction that has a prominent negative impact on prognosis. The study aims to further explore underlying mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction as a characteristic systemic effect of COPD, potentially modifiable with preventive interventions (i.e. muscle training). The research analyzes network module associated pathways and evaluates the findings using independent measurements. METHODS: We characterized the transcriptionally active network modules of interacting proteins in the vastus lateralis of COPD patients (n = 15, FEV1 46 ± 12% pred, age 68 ± 7 years) and healthy sedentary controls (n = 12, age 65 ± 9  years), at rest and after an 8-week endurance training program...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Ayodele Olufemi Morakinyo, Titilola Aderonke Samuel, Funmileyi Olubajo Awobajo, Gabriel Olorunleke Oludare, Adekunle Mofolorunso
The possible intake of folate in excess of the recommended upper levels is a matter of critical importance. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of prenatal and postnatal high folic acid supplementation (FAS) on glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, and expression of adiponectin in rats. The study included 20 female rats divided into two groups: control group and FAS group (receiving high folic acid supplemented diet). Both groups of female rats were mated and pregnancy confirmed...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
Katie J Sikes, Jun Li, Shu-Guang Gao, Quan Shen, John D Sandy, Anna Plaas, Vincent M Wang
Healthy tendons are maintained in homeostasis through controlled usage of glucose for energy and redox equilibrium. Tendon cell stress imposed by overuse injury or vascular insufficiency is accompanied by activation of wound healing pathways which facilitate an adaptive response and the restoration of homeostasis. To understand this response at the gene expression level we have studied the in vivo effects of injected TGF-β1 in a murine model of tendinopathy, as well as treatment of murine tendon explants with either TGF-β1 or hypoxia in vitro...
February 15, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
Yinglan Peng, Ke Hu
The present study investigated the effect of garlic (G) on serum, liver, renal and cerebral parameters of rats with chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) combined with diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 32 rats were divided into eight groups, with 4 rats/group. A total of three models were established, including CIH, DM and CIH‑DM, and an additional healthy control (C) group. Rats in C‑G, CIH‑G, DM‑G and CIH‑DM‑G groups were injected with a G extract daily. Serum, liver, renal and cerebral parameters were detected...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shinichi Yonekura, Megumi Tsuchiya, Yukako Tokutake, Moeko Mizusawa, Miwa Nakano, Makoto Miyaji, Hiroshi Ishizaki, Satoshi Haga
The unfolded protein response (UPR) describes a process involved in the homeostasis of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the differentiation of secretory cells. At present, the roles of UPR in the mammary gland tissue of dairy cattle are unknown. In the current study, we investigated the expression of UPR-related genes in Holstein cows during the developmental and lactating stages of the mammary gland tissue. To investigate the roles of UPR during the differentiation of mammary epithelial cells (MEC), we used MAC-T cells, a line of MEC...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Adriana Ferlazzo, Cristina Cravana, Esterina Fazio, Pietro Medica
In order to acquire a pattern of thyroid involvement in welfare maintenance in Ruminants and Equines, this review summarizes data concerning the reference values of total and free iodothyronines and their modifications in physiological conditions and in different management conditions (pregnancy, lactation, weaning, growth, isolation, restraint, shearing, confinement and transportation). Thyroidal and extrathyroidal tissues efficiently respond to management practices, giving a differentiated contribution to circulating iodothyronine changes...
February 2, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Mariarita Perri, Maria Lucente, Roberto Cannataro, Ida Francesca De Luca, Luca Gallelli, Concetta Cafiero, Giovambattista De Sarro, Guido Moro, Maria Cristina Caroleo, Erika Cione
BACKGROUND: Human milk (HM) is a biological fluid representing the first nutriment for newborns. It directly impacts the development of the infant's immune system. In this concern, specific microRNAs (miRNAs) such as hsa-miR-21, hsa-miR-181a, hsa-miR-150 and hsa-miR-223 are known to be involved in the innate and acquired immune response. OBJECTIVE: Herein, these miRNAs were evaluated in frozen and pasteurized samples of human colostrum and HM in order to elucidate the distribution and the expression profile of these biological mediators in both biological fluids...
February 6, 2018: MicroRNA
Lisa J Lojek, Allison J Farrand, Andy Weiss, Eric P Skaar
Heme is a cofactor that is essential for cellular respiration and for the function of many enzymes. If heme levels become too low within the cell, S. aureus switches from producing energy via respiration to producing energy by fermentation. S. aureus encodes two heme oxygenases, IsdI and IsdG, which cleave the porphyrin heme ring releasing iron for use as a nutrient source. Both isdI and isdG are only expressed under low iron conditions and are regulated by the canonical Ferric Uptake Regulator (Fur). Here we demonstrate that unregulated expression of isdI and isdG within S...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
Zvi Roth
Stress can affect reproductive performance of lactating cows by targeting the ovarian pool of follicles and their enclosed oocytes. Among the documented stressors are heat stress (i.e., high temperature-humidity index) as well as environmental and food toxins. Oocytes collected during the hot season are of lower quality than those collected in the winter, expressed by reduced oocyte maturation and developmental competence. A similar pattern has been reported for oocytes exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Punithavathi Ranganathan, Arulkumaran Shanmugam, Daniel Swafford, Amol Suryawanshi, Pushpak Bhattacharjee, Mohamed S Hussein, Pandelakis A Koni, Puttur D Prasad, Zoya B Kurago, Muthusamy Thangaraju, Vadivel Ganapathy, Santhakumar Manicassamy
At mucosal sites such as the intestine, the immune system launches robust immunity against invading pathogens while maintaining a state of tolerance to commensal flora and ingested food Ags. The molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain poorly understood. In this study, we report that signaling by GPR81, a receptor for lactate, in colonic dendritic cells and macrophages plays an important role in suppressing colonic inflammation and restoring colonic homeostasis. Genetic deletion of GPR81 in mice led to increased Th1/Th17 cell differentiation and reduced regulatory T cell differentiation, resulting in enhanced susceptibility to colonic inflammation...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Mona A Abraham, Mozhgan Rasti, Paige V Bauer, Tony K T Lam
The responsiveness of glucose sensing per se to regulate whole-body glucose homeostasis is dependent on the ability of a rise in glucose to lower hepatic glucose production and increase peripheral glucose uptake in vivo. In both rodents and humans, glucose sensing is lost in diabetes and obesity but the site(s) of impairment remain elusive. We here first report that short-term high-fat feeding dirsupts hypothalamic glucose sensing to lower glucose production in rats. Second, leptin administration into the hypothalamus of high-fat fed rats restored hypothalamic glucose sensing to lower glucose production during a pancreatic (basal insulin)-euglycemic clamp and increased whole-body glucose tolerance during an intravenous glucose tolerance test...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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