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Ldh AND Diabetes

Hailong Li, Zhongyuan Tang, Peng Chu, Yanlin Song, Ying Yang, Bin Sun, Mengyue Niu, Eskandar Qaed, Abdullah Shopit, Guozhu Han, Xiaodong Ma, Jinyong Peng, Min Hu, Zeyao Tang
Methylglyoxal (MGO), an active metabolite of glucose, is observed in high levels in the tissues and blood of diabetic patients. Phosphocreatine (PCr), a high-energy phosphate compound, exhibits a range of pharmacological actions but little is well known of its neuroprotective action. The aim of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects and the possible mechanisms of PCr. Diabetes is closely associated with neurodegenerative diseases, leading not only to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and but also to central nervous system (CNS) damage...
March 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Muneeb U Rehman, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Saiema Rasool, Sheeba Shakeel, Bilal Ahmad, Sheikh Bilal Ahmad, Hassan Madkhali, Majid Ahmad Ganaie, Sabiya Majid, Showkat Ahmad Bhat
Development of diabetic nephropathy (DN) is directly linked to oxidative stress and inflammation. In this context, inflammatory and oxidative markers have gained much attention as targets for therapeutic intervention. We studied the effect of zingerone in a streptozotocin/high fat diet (STZ/HFD)-induced type 2 diabetic Wistar rat model. Zingerone also known as vanillyl acetone is a pharmacologically active compound present usually in dry ginger. STZ/HFD caused excessive increase in ROS and inflammation in experimental animals...
March 14, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Fatemeh Ramezani-Aliakbari, Mohammad Badavi, Mahin Dianat, Seyed Ali Mard, Akram Ahangarpour
Trimetazidine (TMZ), as an anti-ischemic drug, plays a critical role in protecting against cardiovascular complications induced by diabetes. This study was therefore aimed to evaluate the protective effects of TMZ on reperfusion-induced arrhythmias in the diabetic rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (250±20 g) were randomly assigned to four (n=8): control rats (C), alloxan induced diabetic rats (D), diabetic rats treated with TMZ (10 mg/kg, D+T10), diabetic rats treated with TMZ (30 mg/kg, D+T30). TMZ was treated orally once daily for 8 weeks...
March 5, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Rahimeh Rahimi, Jamshid Karimi, Iraj Khodadadi, Heidar Tayebinia, Nejat Kheiripour, Mohammad Hashemnia, Fatemeh Goli
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Urotensin II ((U-II)) and its receptor (UTR) are involved in the progression of CVD through enhancement in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Since silymarin (SMN) is a natural agent with anti-diabetic effects, this study aimed to investigate the antioxidant potency of SMN on the expression of (U-II)/UTR system and oxidative stress status in the heart of type 2 diabetic rats. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups (n = 6)...
February 26, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
M R Preetha Rani, Nair Anupama, Mohan Sreelekshmi, K G Raghu
A series of cardiovascular complications associated with hyperglycemia is a critical threat to the diabetic population. Here we elucidate the link between hyperglycemia and cardiovascular diseases onset, focusing on oxidative stress and associated cardiac dysfunctions. The contribution of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and protein kinase C (PKC) signaling is extensively studied. For induction of hyperglycemia, H9c2 cells were incubated with 33 mM glucose for 48 h to simulate the diabetic condition in in vitro system...
February 22, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Kamal Ranjbar, Ebrahim Zarrinkalam, Iraj Salehi, Alireza Komaki, Bayan Fayazi
Discovering an effective approach to limit infarction size after ischemia-reperfusion has a clinical importance in diabetics. We investigated the anti-myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury effect of resistance training and Crataegus oxyacantha extract on diabetic rats. To this end, 50 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: the sedentary control (SC), sedentary diabetic (SD), resistance trained diabetic (RD), diabetic plus C. oxyacantha extract treatment (CD) and resistance trained diabetic plus C...
February 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
A Mahalakshmi, Gino A Kurian
Earlier literature underlines that oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathology of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), diabetes mellitus (DM), fibrosis and hypertrophy which could adversely affect the normal cardiac function. However, the contributory role of oxidative stress in I/R pathology of heart with pre-existing abnormalities or diseases like DM and DCM remains to be explored. I/R injury was induced in normal (normal diet), DM (normal diet + streptozotocin: multiple low dose of 30mg/kg) and DCM (high fat diet (40% fat) + streptozotocin: multiple low dose of 30mg/kg) rat hearts using Langendorff isolated heart perfusion apparatus...
February 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
N Miyoshi, T Tanigawa, S Nishioka, K Maruyama, E Eguchi, K Tanaka, I Saito, K Yamazaki, Y Miyake
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Salivary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) was reported to be a useful parameter for the screening of periodontal disease. We performed a cross-sectional study to verify the usefulness of salivary LDH as a biomarker of periodontitis and to investigate the association of severity of periodontitis with systemic inflammation by measuring salivary LDH and serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in a community-based middle-aged and elderly population in Japan...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontal 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
Baiping Ren, Yonglan Liu, Yanxian Zhang, Yongqing Cai, Xiong Gong, Yung Chang, Lijian Xu, Jie Zheng
Abnormal misfolding and aggregation of amyloid peptides into amyloid fibrils are a common and critical pathological event in many neurodegenerative diseases. Most of inhibitors or drugs have been developed to prevent amyloid aggregation of a specific peptide, exhibiting sequence-dependent inhibition mechanisms. It is more challenging to develop or discover inhibitors capable of preventing the aggregation of two or more different amyloid peptides. Genistein, a major phytoestrogen in soybean, has been widely used as anti-inflammation and cerebrovascular drugs due to their anti-oxidation and anti-acetylcholinesterase effects...
February 12, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
Beibei Wu, Lexiang Yu, Pingdong Hu, Yang Lu, Juan Li, Yan Wei, Rongqiao He
d-ribose (Rib), a reactive glycation compound that exists in organisms, abnormally increases in the urine of diabetic patients and can yield large amounts of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), leading to cell dysfunction. However, whether cellular proteins are sensitive to this type of glycation is unknown. In this study, we found that cellular AGEs accumulate in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells with increased Rib concentration and administration time. Mass spectrum analysis of isolated AGE-modified proteins from cell lysates showed that glucose-regulated protein 78 kD (GRP78) is one of the main ribosylated proteins...
February 1, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Hadeer O Abou-Hany, Hoda Atef, Eman Said, Hassan Elkashef, Hatem A Salem
Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is one of the main complications associated with diabetes mellitus. Persistently elevated blood glucose level drives histopathological changes in renal tissues that hinder normal kidney functions. In the current study, crocin; the main bioactive constituent of Crocus sativus was investigated as a reno-protective agent against DN by virtue of its numerous pharmacological activities. Diabetes was induced in male Sprague-Dawely rats through intravenous injection of streptozocin (STZ) (50 mg/kg), DN was confirmed eight weeks post diabetes induction...
February 2, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Eun Suk Song, David W Rodgers, Louis B Hersh
Insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) functions in the catabolism of bioactive peptides. Established roles include degrading insulin and the amyloid beta peptide (Aβ), linking it to diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. IDE is primarily located in the cytosol, and a longstanding question is how it gains access to its peptide substrates. Reports suggest that IDE secreted by an unconventional pathway participates in extracellular hydrolysis of insulin and Aβ. We find that IDE release from cultured HEK-293 or BV-2 cells represents only ~1% of total cellular IDE, far less than has been reported previously...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jing Li, Ling Chen, Qiuli Liu, Mei Tang, Yuan Wang, Jinjin Yu
Buformin is an old anti-diabetic agent and manifests potent anti-tumor activities in several malignancies. In the present study, we aimed to explore the functions of buformin in human cervical cancer. As our data shown, buformin exhibited significant anti-proliferative effects in a dose-dependent manner in 4 cervical cancer cell lines. Compared to the control, buformin notably suppressed colony formation and increased ROS production in C33A, Hcc94 and SiHa cells. Flow cytometric analysis showed that buformin induced marked cell cycle arrest but only resulted in mild apoptosis...
February 5, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
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
Aniket V Mali, Sunita S Bhise, Surendra S Katyare, Mahabaleshwar V Hegde
Recent studies have been noted that the erythrocytes from Type II diabetic patients show significantly altered structural and functional characteristics along with the changed intracellular concentrations of glycolytic intermediates. More recent studies from our laboratory have shown that the activities of enzymes of glycolytic pathway changed significantly in RBCs from Type II diabetic patients. In particular the levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) increased significantly. Lactic acidosis is an established feature of diabetes and LDH plays a crucial role in conversion of pyruvate to lactate and reportedly, the levels of lactate are significantly high which is consistent with our observation on increased levels of LDH...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
Khalid Al-Rubeaan, Khalid Siddiqui, Mohammed Alghonaim, Amira M Youssef, Dhekra AlNaqeb
BACKGROUND: Saudi Arabia is facing an epidemic of type 2 diabetes that is complicated by a high rate of chronic complications such as kidney disease, which have a major impact on the healthcare system and economy. The Saudi diabetic kidney disease (SAUDI-DKD) study was launched to understand the implications of chronic diabetic kidney disease . OBJECTIVES: Examine the hematological, biochemical and metabolic parameters of the selected cohorts to look for biomarkers of diabetic nephropathy...
January 3, 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Qiang Jia, Rui Yang, Xiaofen Liu, Qiyi Wang, Haoyu Lu, Shanfeng Ma
Objective To investigate the effect of exogenous hydrogen sulfide from sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) on cardiac thioredoxin (Trx) system in diabetic rats. Methods Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a diabetic group, and three NaHS (14, 28 and 56 μmol/kg) treatment groups, with 6 rats in each group. Type 1 diabetes was induced in the groups by a single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of streptozotocin. At the fifth week after modeling, the NaHS treatment groups were injected (i...
October 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Xu-Tao Wang, Yan Gong, Bin Zhou, Jun-Jie Yang, Yin Cheng, Jin-Guo Zhao, Min-You Qi
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a major and severe cardiovascular complication of diabetes mellitus. Ursolic acid, a pentacyclic triterpene compound widespread in fruits and plants, performs a variety of pharmacological activities including lowering blood glucose, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and anti-fibrosis. Our present study aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effects of ursolic acid on diabetic cardiomyopathy rats and uncover its underlying mechanism. Diabetes mellitus was induced by a single injection of STZ-only (40 mg/ kg, i...
November 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Reza Badalzadeh, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei, Mustafa Mohammadi, Arash Khaki, Dariush Mohammadnezhad
Objectives: Chronic diabetes impedes cardioprotection in reperfusion injury and hence protecting the diabetic heart would have important outcomes. In this study, we evaluated whether combined postconditioning with ischemia and cyclosporine-A can restore oxidative stress and histopathological changes in reperfusion injury of the diabetic myocardium. Materials and Methods: Streptozocin-induced diabetic hearts and nondiabetic controls in eight subgroups (with or without receiving ischemic-postconditioning (IPostC), cyclosporine-A, an inhibitor of mitochondrial permeability transition, or both of them) suffered from 30 min regional ischemia followed by 45 min reperfusion on an isolated-heart Langendorff system...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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