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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936395/antioxidative-activity-of-high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-mechanistic-insights-into-potential-clinical-benefit
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REVIEW
Fernando Brites, Maximiliano Martin, Isabelle Guillas, Anatol Kontush
Uptake of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles by macrophages represents a key step in the development of atherosclerotic plaques, leading to the foam cell formation. Chemical modification of LDL is however necessary to induce this process. Proatherogenic LDL modifications include aggregation, enzymatic digestion and oxidation. LDL oxidation by one-electron (free radicals) and two-electron oxidants dramatically increases LDL affinity to macrophage scavenger receptors, leading to rapid LDL uptake and fatty streak formation...
December 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912710/key-aging-associated-alterations-in-primary-microglia-response-to-beta-amyloid-stimulation
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Cláudia Caldeira, Carolina Cunha, Ana R Vaz, Ana S Falcão, Andreia Barateiro, Elsa Seixas, Adelaide Fernandes, Dora Brites
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by a progressive cognitive decline and believed to be driven by the self-aggregation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide into oligomers and fibrils that accumulate as senile plaques. It is widely accepted that microglia-mediated inflammation is a significant contributor to disease pathogenesis; however, different microglia phenotypes were identified along AD progression and excessive Aβ production was shown to dysregulate cell function. As so, the contribution of microglia to AD pathogenesis remains to be elucidated...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904352/polyphenols-journey-through-blood-brain-barrier-towards-neuronal-protection
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I Figueira, G Garcia, R C Pimpão, A P Terrasso, I Costa, A F Almeida, L Tavares, T F Pais, P Pinto, M R Ventura, A Filipe, G J McDougall, D Stewart, K S Kim, I Palmela, D Brites, M A Brito, C Brito, C N Santos
Age-related complications such as neurodegenerative disorders are increasing and remain cureless. The possibility of altering the progression or the development of these multifactorial diseases through diet is an emerging and attractive approach with increasing experimental support. We examined the potential of known bioavailable phenolic sulfates, arising from colonic metabolism of berries, to influence hallmarks of neurodegenerative processes. In silico predictions and in vitro transport studies across blood-brain barrier (BBB) endothelial cells, at circulating concentrations, provided evidence for differential transport, likely related to chemical structure...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866057/mitochondrial-disruption-in-peroxisome-deficient-cells-is-hepatocyte-selective-but-is-not-mediated-by-common-hepatic-peroxisomal-metabolites
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Abhijit Babaji Shinde, Ritesh Kumar Baboota, Simone Denis, Ursula Loizides-Mangold, Annelies Peeters, Marc Espeel, Ana Rita Malheiro, Howard Riezman, Stefan Vinckier, Frédéric M Vaz, Pedro Brites, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Paul P Van Veldhoven, Myriam Baes
The structural disruption of the mitochondrial inner membrane in hepatocytes lacking functional peroxisomes along with selective impairment of respiratory complexes and depletion of mitochondrial DNA was previously reported. In search for the molecular origin of these mitochondrial alterations, we here show that these are tissue selective as they do neither occur in peroxisome deficient brain nor in peroxisome deficient striated muscle. Given the hepatocyte selectivity, we investigated the potential involvement of metabolites that are primarily handled by hepatic peroxisomes...
August 30, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865510/a-case-of-exuberant-elephantiasis-nostras-verrucosa
#5
Luís Santiago, Inês Coutinho, Maria Manuel Brites
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862985/critical-review-of-beige-adipocyte-thermogenic-activation-and-contribution-to-whole-body-energy-expenditure
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REVIEW
Érique Castro, Tiago E Oliveira Silva, William T Festuccia
Beige (or brite, "brown in white") adipocytes are uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)-positive cells residing in white adipose depots that, depending on the conditions, behave either as classic white adipocytes, storing energy as lipids, or as brown adipocytes, dissipating energy from oxidative metabolism as heat through non-shivering thermogenesis. Because of their thermogenic potential and, therefore, possible usage to treat metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, beige cells have attracted the attention of many scientists worldwide aiming to develop strategies to safely recruit and activate their thermogenic activity...
September 1, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853330/activity-of-the-antioxidant-enzyme-paraoxonase-in-argentinean-children-living-at-high-altitude
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V Hirschler, M Martín, K Oestreicher, C Molinari, W Tetzlaff, E Botta, L Boero, F Brites
BACKGROUND: Children living at high altitude in San Antonio de los Cobres (SAC), Argentina, were shown to have lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels than Buenos Aires (BA) children. HDL antioxidant capacity is mainly attributed to paraoxonase1 (PON1). OBJECTIVE: To compare PON1 activity in indigenous SAC vs. BA children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study compared 158 SAC vs. 97 BA children (6-16 years). Anthropometric data and lipoprotein profile were measured...
August 30, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802640/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-influence-of-liver-fibrosis-stages-on-characteristics-of-very-low-density-lipoproteins
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Diego Lucero, Verónica Miksztowicz, Gisela Gualano, Cristina Longo, Graciela Landeira, Estela Álvarez, Valeria Zago, Fernando Brites, Gabriela Berg, Eduardo Fassio, Laura Schreier
BACKGROUND: We evaluated possible changes in VLDLcharacteristics, and metabolic related factors, in MetS-associated NAFLD and accompanying liver fibrosis. METHODS: We studied 36 MetS patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD (MetS+NAFLD) and 24 MetS without ultrasound NAFLD evidence. Further, MetS+NAFLD was sub-divided according to fibrosis stage into, non-to-moderate (F0-F2, n=27) and severe (F3-F4, n=9) fibrosis. We measured: lipid profile, VLDL composition and size (size exclusion-HPLC), CETP and lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activities and adiponectin...
October 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799493/association-between-apo-b-levels-in-mothers-and-in-their-pre-school-age-offspring
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Valeria Hirschler, Maximiliano Maximiliano Martin, Karen Oestreicher, Claudia Molinari, Laura Boero, Walter Tetzlaff, Fernando Brites
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between apo B levels in mothers and their pre-school offspring. METHODS: BMI, lipids, and apo B levels were obtained in mothers and their children in November 2015 in Buenos Aires. RESULTS: Eighty-four children (42M) aged 5.3±1.6 years and their mothers aged 33.8±7.2 years were examined. The prevalence of overweight was 39.2% (33) in mothers and 22.6%(19) in children, and the prevalence of obesity was 38...
August 11, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765552/antitumoral-effects-of-%C3%AE-cdcpli-a-pla2-inhibitor-from-crotalus-durissus-collilineatus-via-pi3k-akt-pathway-on-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cell
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Sarah N C Gimenes, Daiana S Lopes, Patrícia T Alves, Fernanda V P V Azevedo, Lara Vecchi, Luiz R Goulart, Thais C S Rodrigues, André L Q Santos, Vera L de C Brites, Thaise L Teixeira, Cláudio V da Silva, Matheus H Dias, Samuel C Teixeira, Renata S Rodrigues, Kelly A G Yoneyama, Ricardo A Oliveira, Veridiana de M Rodrigues
Phospholipases A2 (PLA2s) overexpression is closely associated with the malignant potential of breast cancers. Here, we showed for the first the antitumoral effects of γCdcPLI, a PLA2 inhibitor from Crotalus durissus collilineatus via PI3K/Akt pathway on MDA-MB-231 cell. Firstly, γCdcPLI was more cytotoxic to MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells than other cell lines (MCF-7, HeLa, PC3 and A549) and did not affect the viability of non-tumorigenic breast cell (MCF 10A). In addition, γCdcPLI induced modulation of important mediators of apoptosis pathways such as p53, MAPK-ERK, BIRC5 and MDM2...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752043/adipocyte-lipid-synthesis-coupled-to-neuronal-control-of-thermogenic-programming
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Adilson Guilherme, David J Pedersen, Elizabeth Henchey, Felipe S Henriques, Laura V Danai, Yuefei Shen, Batuhan Yenilmez, DaeYoung Jung, Jason K Kim, Irfan J Lodhi, Clay F Semenkovich, Michael P Czech
BACKGROUND: The de novo biosynthesis of fatty acids (DNL) through fatty acid synthase (FASN) in adipocytes is exquisitely regulated by nutrients, hormones, fasting, and obesity in mice and humans. However, the functions of DNL in adipocyte biology and in the regulation of systemic glucose homeostasis are not fully understood. METHODS & RESULTS: Here we show adipocyte DNL controls crosstalk to localized sympathetic neurons that mediate expansion of beige/brite adipocytes within inguinal white adipose tissue (iWAT)...
August 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731853/hormonal-factors-in-the-control-of-the-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
Jiamiao Hu, Mark Christian
Adipose tissue has been historically classified into anabolic white adipose tissue (WAT) and catabolic brown adipose tissue (BAT). Recent studies have revealed the plasticity of WAT, where white adipocytes can be induced into 'brown-like' heat-producing adipocytes (BRITE or beige adipocytes). Recruiting and activating BRITE adipocytes in WAT (so-called 'browning') is believed to provide new avenues for the treatment of obesity-related diseases. A number of hormonal factors have been found to regulate BRITE adipose development and activity through autocrine, paracrine and systemic mechanisms...
July 21, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722653/directing-visceral-white-adipocyte-precursors-to-a-thermogenic-adipocyte-fate-improves-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-mice
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Chelsea Hepler, Mengle Shao, Jonathan Y Xia, Alexandra L Ghaben, Mackenzie J Pearson, Lavanya Vishvanath, Ankit X Sharma, Thomas S Morley, William L Holland, Rana K Gupta
Visceral adiposity confers significant risk for developing metabolic disease in obesity whereas preferential expansion of subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT) appears protective. Unlike subcutaneous WAT, visceral WAT is resistant to adopting a protective thermogenic phenotype characterized by the accumulation of Ucp1(+) beige/BRITE adipocytes (termed 'browning'). In this study, we investigated the physiological consequences of browning murine visceral WAT by selective genetic ablation of Zfp423, a transcriptional suppressor of the adipocyte thermogenic program...
July 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720968/technological-quality-of-dough-and-breads-from-commercial-algarroba-wheat-flour-blends
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M J Correa, M V Salinas, B Carbas, C Ferrero, C Brites, M C Puppo
Algarroba flour is used to supplement lysine-limiting systems such as wheat flour due to its amino acidic composition. The effects of adding up to 30% of this flour to wheat flour (W-A30) on dough characteristics and breadmaking performance were studied. Dough rheology was tested by farinograph, oscillatory rheometry and texture profile analyses. Molecular mobility was evaluated by nuclear magnetic resonance, and thermal properties were analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry and viscoamylograph studies...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686837/tethering-luminescent-thermometry-and-plasmonics-light-manipulation-to-assess-real-time-thermal-flow-in-nanoarchitectures
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Carlos D S Brites, Maria Cecilia Fuertes, Paula C Angelomé, Eduardo D Martínez, Patrícia P Lima, Galo J A A Soler-Illia, Luís D Carlos
The past decade has seen significant progresses in the ability to fabricate new mesoporous thin films with highly controlled pore systems and emerging applications in sensing, electrical and thermal isolation, microfluidics, solar cells engineering, energy storage, and catalysis. Heat management at the micro- and nanoscale is a key issue in most of these applications, requiring a complete thermal characterization of the films that is commonly performed using electrical methods. Here, plasmonic-induced heating (through Au NPs) is combined with Tb(3+)/Eu(3+) luminescence thermometry to measure the thermal conductivity of silica and titania mesoporous nanolayers...
July 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683281/how-does-fat-transition-from-white-to-beige
#16
Marc L Reitman
Fischer et al. (2017) recently reported that interleukin-4 (IL-4) does not increase adipose thermogenesis and that activated macrophages do not synthesize catecholamines. These findings are unexpected because IL-4 activation of macrophages has been proposed to have a pivotal role in cold-induced thermogenesis by stimulating macrophage catecholamine production to recruit thermogenic beige or brite fat.
July 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679625/adaptive-facultative-diet-induced-thermogenesis-in-wild-type-but-not-in-ucp1-ablated-mice
#17
Gabriella von Essen, Erik Lindsund, Barbara Cannon, Jan Nedergaard
The significance of diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT) for metabolic control is still debated. Although obesogenic diets recruit UCP1 and adrenergically inducible thermogenesis, and although the absence of UCP1 may promote the development of obesity, no actual UCP1-related thermogenesis identifiable as diet-induced thermogenesis has to date been unambiguously demonstrated. Examining mice living at thermoneutrality, we have identified a process of facultative (directly elicited by acute eating), adaptive (magnitude develops over weeks on an obesogenic diet) and fully UCP1-dependent thermogenesis...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672737/beiging-of-white-adipose-tissue-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-weight-loss-in-humans
#18
REVIEW
Baskaran Thyagarajan, Michelle T Foster
An imbalance between energy intake and expenditure leads to obesity. Adiposity associated with obesity progressively causes inflammation, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease. Excessive dietary intake of fat results in its accumulation and storage in the white adipose tissue (WAT), whereas energy expenditure by fat utilization and oxidation predominately occurs in the brown adipose tissue (BAT). Recently, the presence of a third type of fat, referred to as beige or brite (brown in white), has been recognized in certain kinds of WAT depots...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649249/dscam1-in-pancrustacean-immunity-current-status-and-a-look-to-the-future
#19
Sophie A O Armitage, Joachim Kurtz, Daniela Brites, Yuemei Dong, Louis Du Pasquier, Han-Ching Wang
The Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1 (Dscam1) gene is an extraordinary example of diversity: by combining alternatively spliced exons, thousands of isoforms can be produced from just one gene. So far, such diversity in this gene has only been found in insects and crustaceans, and its essential part in neural wiring has been well-characterized for Drosophila melanogaster. Ten years ago evidence from D. melanogaster showed that the Dscam1 gene is involved in insect immune defense and work on Anopheles gambiae indicated that it is a hypervariable immune receptor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628760/tuberculosis-incidence-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-with-virological-failure-of-antiretroviral-therapy-in-salvador-bahia-brazil
#20
Monaliza Cardozo Rebouças, Márcio Oliveira da Silva, Tatiana Haguihara, Carlos Brites, Eduardo Martins Netto
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV has led to increased survival of HIV-infected patients. However, tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading opportunistic infection and cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). TB has been shown to be a good predictor of virological failure among PLWHA. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of TB and its consequences among individuals diagnosed with virological failure of HIV. This was a retrospective cohort study involving PLWHA being followed-up in an AIDS reference center in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil...
June 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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