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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208657/fto-genotype-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-spatial-analysis-and-meta-analysis-of-62-case-control-studies-from-different-regions
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Ying Yang, Boyang Liu, Wei Xia, Jing Yan, Huan-Yu Liu, Ling Hu, Song-Mei Liu
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global health problem that results from the interaction of environmental factors with genetic variants. Although a number of studies have suggested that genetic polymorphisms in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are associated with T2DM risk, the results have been inconsistent. To investigate whether FTO polymorphisms associate with T2DM risk and whether this association is region-related, we performed this spatial analysis and meta-analysis. More than 60,000 T2DM patients and 90,000 controls from 62 case-control studies were included in this study...
February 11, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205605/the-role-of-the-rna-demethylase-fto-fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-and-mrna-methylation-in-hippocampal-memory-formation
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Brandon J Walters, Valentina Mercaldo, Colleen J Gillon, Matthew Yip, Rachael L Neve, Frederick M Boyce, Paul W Frankland, Sheena A Josselyn
The formation of long-lasting memories requires coordinated changes in gene expression and protein synthesis (Davis and Squire, 1984; Duvarci et al, 2008; Hernandez and Abel, 2008). Although many studies implicate DNA modifications (DNA methylation, histone modifications) in memory formation, the contributions of RNA modifications remain largely unexplored. Here, we investigated the role of mRNA methylation in hippocampal-dependent memory formation in mice. RNA modifications are highly dynamic and readily reversible (Jia et al, 2013)...
February 16, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199350/25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-and-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-exert-distinct-effects-on-human-skeletal-muscle-function-and-gene-expression
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Zaki K Hassan-Smith, Carl Jenkinson, David J Smith, Ivan Hernandez, Stuart A Morgan, Nicola J Crabtree, Neil J Gittoes, Brian G Keevil, Paul M Stewart, Martin Hewison
Age-associated decline in muscle function represents a significant public health burden. Vitamin D-deficiency is also prevalent in aging subjects, and has been linked to loss of muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia), but the precise role of specific vitamin D metabolites in determining muscle phenotype and function is still unclear. To address this we quantified serum concentrations of multiple vitamin D metabolites, and assessed the impact of these metabolites on body composition/muscle function parameters, and muscle biopsy gene expression in a retrospective study of a cohort of healthy volunteers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199328/association-of-pvuii-and-xbai-polymorphisms-on-estrogen-receptor-alpha-esr1-gene-to-changes-into-serum-lipid-profile-of-post-menopausal-women-effects-of-aging-body-mass-index-and-breast-cancer-incidence
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Neuza Felix Gomes-Rochette, Letícia Soncini Souza, Bruno Otoni Tommasi, Diego França Pedrosa, Sérgio Ragi Eis, Irani do Carmo Francischetto Fin, Fernando Luiz Herkenhoff Vieira, Jones Bernardes Graceli, Letícia Batista Azevedo Rangel, Ian Victor Silva
Estrogen is a steroidal hormone involved in several physiological functions in the female body including regulation of serum lipid metabolism and breast cancer (BC). Estrogen actions on serum lipids mostly occur through its binding to intracellular Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERalpha) isoform, expressed in most of tissues. This gene (ESR1) exhibit many polymorphic sites (SNPs) located either on translated and non-translated regions that regulate ERalpha protein expression and function. This paper aimed to investigate the association of two intronic SNPs of ESR1 gene, namely c454-397T>C (PvuII) and c454-351A>G (XbaI) to alterations in serum levels of total cholesterol (T-chol), total lipid (TL), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides (TG) in a cohort of post-menopausal women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192372/rna-binding-protein-pspc1-promotes-the-differentiation-dependent-nuclear-export-of-adipocyte-rnas
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Jiexin Wang, Prashant Rajbhandari, Andrey Damianov, Areum Han, Tamer Sallam, Hironori Waki, Claudio J Villanueva, Stephen D Lee, Ronni Nielsen, Susanne Mandrup, Karen Reue, Stephen G Young, Julian Whitelegge, Enrique Saez, Douglas L Black, Peter Tontonoz
A highly orchestrated gene expression program establishes the properties that define mature adipocytes, but the contribution of posttranscriptional factors to the adipocyte phenotype is poorly understood. Here we have shown that the RNA-binding protein PSPC1, a component of the paraspeckle complex, promotes adipogenesis in vitro and is important for mature adipocyte function in vivo. Cross-linking and immunoprecipitation followed by RNA sequencing revealed that PSPC1 binds to intronic and 3'-untranslated regions of a number of adipocyte RNAs, including the RNA encoding the transcriptional regulator EBF1...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187199/differences-in-gut-microbiota-profile-between-women-with-active-lifestyle-and-sedentary-women
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Carlo Bressa, María Bailén-Andrino, Jennifer Pérez-Santiago, Rocío González-Soltero, Margarita Pérez, Maria Gregoria Montalvo-Lominchar, Jose Luis Maté-Muñoz, Raúl Domínguez, Diego Moreno, Mar Larrosa
Physical exercise is a tool to prevent and treat some of the chronic diseases affecting the world's population. A mechanism through which exercise could exert beneficial effects in the body is by provoking alterations to the gut microbiota, an environmental factor that in recent years has been associated with numerous chronic diseases. Here we show that physical exercise performed by women to at least the degree recommended by the World Health Organization can modify the composition of gut microbiota. Using high-throughput sequencing of the 16s rRNA gene, eleven genera were found to be significantly different between active and sedentary women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179100/nutrition-modulates-fto-and-irx3-gene-transcript-levels-but-does-not-alter-their-dna-methylation-profiles-in-rat-white-adipose-tissues
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Joanna Nowacka-Woszuk, Ewa Pruszynska-Oszmalek, Maciej Szydlowski, Izabela Szczerbal
The fat mass and obesity associated (Fto) and iroquois homeobox 3 (Irx3) genes have been recognised as important obesity-related genes. Studies on the expression of these genes in the fat tissue of human and mouse have produced inconsistent results, while similar data on rat are limited. Environmental factors such as diet, should be considered as potential modulators of gene transcript levels through epigenetic mechanisms including DNA methylation. The aim of this study was to evaluate transcription levels and DNA methylation profiles of rat Fto and Irx3 genes in two white adipose tissue depots in response to high-fat and high-protein diets...
February 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160769/the-common-genetic-variant-of-insig2-gene-rs7566605-polymorphism-is-associated-with-severe-obesity-in-north-india
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Jai Prakash, Balraj Mittal, Srivastava Apurva, Awasthi Shally, Srivastava Pranjal, Srivastava Neena
Background: Obesity is a very common disorder resulting from an imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure, and it has a substantial impact on the development of chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the association of insig2 (rs7566605) gene polymorphism with obesity and obesity associated phenotypes in North Indian subjects. Methods: The variants were investigated for association in 642 obese and non-obese individuals. The genotyping of insig2 (rs7566605) single nucleotide polymorphism was analyzed by the TaqMan allelic discrimination protocol...
5, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148682/dietary-protein-modifies-the-effect-of-the-mc4r-genotype-on-2-year-changes-in-appetite-and-food-craving-the-pounds-lost-trial
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Tao Huang, Yan Zheng, Adela Hruby, Donald A Williamson, George A Bray, Yiru Shen, Frank M Sacks, Lu Qi
BACKGROUND: The melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) plays a pivotal role in the regulation of appetite and eating behavior. Variants in the MC4R gene have been related to appetite and obesity. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine whether weight-loss diets modified the effect of the "obesity-predisposing" MC4R genotype on appetite-related measures in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: A total of 811 overweight and obese subjects [25 ≤ body mass index (BMI; kg/m(2)) ≤ 40] aged 30-70 y were included in the 2-y POUNDS Lost (Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies) trial...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144885/effects-of-obesity-on-protein-kinase-c-brain-creatine-kinase-transcription-and-autophagy-in-cochlea
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Juen-Haur Hwang
Diet-induced obesity (DIO) has been shown to exacerbate hearing degeneration via increased hypoxia, inflammatory responses, and cell loss via both caspase-dependent and caspase-independent apoptosis signaling pathways. This study aimed to investigate the effects of DIO on the mRNA expressions of protein kinase c-β (PKC-β), brain creatine kinase (CKB), transcription modification genes, and autophagy-related genes in the cochlea of CD/1 mice. Sixteen 4-week-old male CD/1 mice were randomly divided into 2 groups...
January 31, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141871/effects-of-prenatal-low-protein-and-postnatal-high-fat-diets-on-visceral-adipose-tissue-macrophage-phenotypes-and-il-6-expression-in-sprague-dawley-rat-offspring
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Linglin Xie, Ke Zhang, Dane Rasmussen, Junpeng Wang, Dayong Wu, James N Roemmich, Amy Bundy, W Thomas Johnson, Kate Claycombe
Adipose tissue macrophages (ATM) are implicated in adipose tissue inflammation and obesity-related insulin resistance. Maternal low protein models result in fetal programming of obesity. The study aims to answer whether maternal undernutrition by protein restriction affects the ATM M1 or M2 phenotype under postnatal high fat diet in F1 offspring. Using a rat model of prenatal low protein (LP, 8% protein) diet followed by a postnatal high fat energy diet (HE, 45% fat) or low fat normal energy diet (NE, 10% fat) for 12 weeks, we investigated the effects of these diets on adiposity, programming of the offspring ATM phenotype, and the associated inflammatory response in adipose tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130309/rare-loss-of-function-variants-in-npc1-predispose-to-human-obesity
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Ruixin Liu, Yaoyu Zou, Jie Hong, Min Cao, Bin Cui, Huiwen Zhang, Maopei Chen, Juan Shi, Tinglu Ning, Shaoqian Zhao, Wen Liu, Hui Xiong, Cuijie Wei, Zhengqing Qiu, Weiqiong Gu, Yifei Zhang, Wanyu Li, Lin Miao, Yingkai Sun, Minglan Yang, Rui Wang, Qinyun Ma, Min Xu, Yu Xu, Tiange Wang, Kei-Hang Katie Chan, Xianbo Zuo, Haoyan Chen, Lu Qi, Shenghan Lai, Shumin Duan, Baoliang Song, Yufang Bi, Simin Liu, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning, Jiqiu Wang
Some evidence has indicated a role of NPC1 for obesity traits. However, whether the loss-of-function mutations in NPC1 cause adiposity in humans remains unknown. We recruited 25 probands with rare autosomal recessive Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) disease and their parents in assessment of the effect of heterozygous NPC1 mutations on adiposity. We found that male NPC1(+/-) carriers had a significantly higher body mass index (BMI) than matched controls or the whole population-based controls. Consistently, male Npc1(+/-) mice had increased fat storage under high-fat diet...
January 27, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118678/effect-of-sex-on-the-acute-skeletal-muscle-response-to-sprint-interval-exercise
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Lauren E Skelly, Jenna B Gillen, Martin J MacInnis, Brian J Martin, Adeel Safdar, Mahmood Akhtar, Maureen J MacDonald, Mark A Tarnopolsky, Martin J Gibala
What is the central question of this study? Are there sex-based differences in the acute skeletal muscle response to sprint interval training (SIT)? What is the main finding and its importance? In response to a SIT protocol that involved three 20 s bouts of 'all-out' cycling, the expression of multiple genes associated with mitochondrial biogenesis, metabolic control and structural remodelling was largely similar between men and women matched for fitness. Our findings cannot explain previous reports of sex-based differences in the adaptive response to SIT and suggest that the mechanistic basis for these differences remains to be elucidated...
January 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116842/fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-gene-variations-are-related-to-fatty-liver-disease-in-hiv-infected-patients
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R Núñez-Torres, J Macías, A Rivero-Juarez, K Neukam, D Merino, F Téllez, N Merchante, J Gómez-Mateos, A Rivero, J A Pineda, L M Real
OBJECTIVES: Fatty liver disease (FLD) is frequently observed in HIV-infected patients. Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are strongly associated with FLD. Because genetic variants within the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene have been associated with both pathologies, our aim was to evaluate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the FTO, previously related to obesity or T2DM, with FLD in HIV-infected patients. METHODS: FLD was defined as a value of the controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) ≥ 238 dB/m, obtained by transient elastography...
January 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108608/macrophage-proliferation-sustains-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-formerly-obese-mice
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Brian F Zamarron, Taleen A Mergian, Kae Won Cho, Gabriel Martinez-Santibanez, Danny Luan, Kanakadurga Singer, Jennifer L DelProposto, Lynn M Geletka, Lindsey A Muir, Carey N Lumeng
Obesity causes dramatic proinflammatory changes in the adipose tissue immune environment, but relatively little is known regarding how this inflammation responds to weight loss (WL). To understand the mechanisms by which meta-inflammation resolves during WL, we examined adipose tissue leukocytes in mice after withdrawal of a high-fat diet. After 8 weeks of WL, mice achieved similar weights and glucose tolerance values as age-matched lean controls but showed abnormal insulin tolerance. Despite fat mass normalization, total and CD11c(+) adipose tissue macrophage (ATM) content remained elevated in WL mice for up to 6 months and was associated with persistent fibrosis in adipose tissue...
February 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103813/fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-fto-gene-influences-skeletal-muscle-phenotypes-in-non-resistance-trained-males-and-elite-rugby-playing-position
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S M Heffernan, G K Stebbings, L P Kilduff, R M Erskine, S H Day, C I Morse, J S McPhee, C J Cook, B Vance, W J Ribbans, S M Raleigh, C Roberts, M A Bennett, G Wang, M Collins, Y P Pitsiladis, A G Williams
BACKGROUND: FTO gene variants have been associated with obesity phenotypes in sedentary and obese populations, but rarely with skeletal muscle and elite athlete phenotypes. METHODS: In 1089 participants, comprising 530 elite rugby athletes and 559 non-athletes, DNA was collected and genotyped for the FTO rs9939609 variant using real-time PCR. In a subgroup of non-resistance trained individuals (NT; n = 120), we also assessed structural and functional skeletal muscle phenotypes using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, ultrasound and isokinetic dynamometry...
January 19, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088658/exposure-to-chronic-early-life-stress-lastingly-alters-the-adipose-tissue-the-leptin-system-and-changes-the-vulnerability-to-western-style-diet-later-in-life-in-mice
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K Y Yam, E F G Naninck, M R Abbink, S E la Fleur, L Schipper, J C van den Beukel, A Grefhorst, A Oosting, E M van der Beek, P J Lucassen, A Korosi
Early-life stress (ES) increases the vulnerability to develop psychopathologies and cognitive decline in adulthood. Interestingly, this is often comorbid with metabolic disorders, such as obesity. However, it is unclear whether ES leads to lasting metabolic changes and to what extent this is associated with the ES-induced cognitive impairments. Here, we used an established chronic ES mouse model (from postnatal day (P) 2 to P9) to investigate the short- and long-term effects of ES exposure on parameters of the adipose tissue and the leptin system (i...
December 23, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074253/c-abl-inhibition-mitigates-diet-induced-obesity-through-improving-insulin-sensitivity-of-subcutaneous-fat-in-mice
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Rong Wu, Jian-Guang Sun, Ji-Qiu Wang, Binhua Li, Qingsong Liu, Guang Ning, Wanzhu Jin, Zengqiang Yuan
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: High-energy diets are among the main causes of the global epidemic of metabolic disorders, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms of high-energy-diet-induced metabolic disorders are complex and largely unknown. The non-receptor tyrosine kinase c-Abl plays an important role in adipogenesis in vitro but its role in vivo in the regulation of metabolism is still elusive. Hence, we sought to address the role of c-Abl in diet-induced obesity and obesity-associated insulin resistance...
January 10, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065722/peripheral-endocannabinoid-signaling-controls-hyperphagia-in-western-diet-induced-obesity
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Donovan A Argueta, Nicholas V DiPatrizio
The endocannabinoid system in the brain and periphery plays a major role in controlling food intake and energy balance. We reported that tasting dietary fats was met with increased levels of the endocannabinoids, 2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycerol (2-AG) and anandamide, in the rat upper small intestine, and pharmacological inhibition of this local signaling event dose-dependently blocked sham feeding of fats. We now investigated the contribution of peripheral endocannabinoid signaling in hyperphagia associated with chronic consumption of a western-style diet in mice ([WD] i...
March 15, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064282/high-carbohydrate-low-fat-diet-induced-gender-specific-serum-lipid-profile-changes-are-associated-with-lepr-polymorphisms-in-chinese-youth
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Hui Tang, Zhen Zhang, ZhengKe Li, Jia Lin, Ding Zhi Fang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to investigate the interactions of genetic variants in the leptin receptor (LEPR) gene with lipid profile changes following a high-carbohydrate/low-fat (HC/LF) diet in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: Fifty-six healthy young subjects were given washout diets, followed by HC/LF diets consisting of 15% fat and 70% carbohydrate for 6 days. Serum lipid profiles and insulin levels before and after HC/LF diets were analyzed. RESULTS: Statistically elevated high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), apolipoprotein A-1 (apoA-I), and insulin levels were only observed in the GG genotype of LEPR Lys109Arg but not in the A carriers after HC/LF diet...
January 7, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
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