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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429253/modified-metformin-as-a-more-potent-anticancer-drug-mitochondrial-inhibition-redox-signaling-antiproliferative-effects-and-future-epr-studies
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Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Gang Cheng, Micael Hardy, Olivier Ouari, Adam Sikora, Jacek Zielonka, Michael B Dwinell
Metformin, one of the most widely prescribed antidiabetic drugs in the world, is being repurposed as a potential drug in cancer treatment. Epidemiological studies suggest that metformin exerts anticancer effects in diabetic patients with pancreatic cancer. However, at typical antidiabetic doses the bioavailability of metformin is presumably too low to exert antitumor effects. Thus, more potent analogs of metformin are needed in order to increase its anticancer efficacy. To this end, a new class of mitochondria-targeted metformin analogs (or mito-metformins) containing a positively-charged lipophilic triphenylphosphonium group was synthesized and tested for their antitumor efficacy in pancreatic cancer cells...
April 21, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428689/experimental-validation-of-antidiabetic-potential-of-cayratia-trifolia-l-domin-an-indigenous-medicinal-plant
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Shahid Iqbal Mohammed, Narendra Subhash Salunkhe, Kishor Sukhlal Vishwakarma, Vijay Laxminarayan Maheshwari
The present study was undertaken to evaluate antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of Cayratia trifolia root extract against streptozotocin induced diabetes in experimental rats to scientifically validate its use against diabetes in some parts of India. Ethanolic extract, showing the highest activity in in vitro experiments, was prepared in saline and administered orally to streptozotocin induced albino Wistar diabetic rats for 21 days. Biochemical parameters liver and muscles glycogen and in vivo antioxidant activity in normal, diabetic control, standard (metformin) and treated animals were determined and compared...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427181/metformin-inhibits-alk1-mediated-angiogenesis-via-activation-of-ampk
#3
Ying Ying, Takashi Ueta, Shanshan Jiang, Hui Lin, Yuanyuan Wang, Demetrios Vavvas, Rong Wen, Ye-Guang Chen, Zhijun Luo
Anti-VEGF therapy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of pathological angiogenesis. However, therapy resistance often occurs, leading to development of alternative approaches. The present study examines if AMPK negatively regulates ALK1-mediated signaling events and associated angiogenesis. Thus, we treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells with metformin as well as other pharmacological AMPK activators and showed that activation of AMPK inhibited Smad1/5 phosphorylation and tube formation induced by BMP9...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425952/antioxidant-and-anti-senescence-effect-of-metformin-on-mouse-olfactory-ensheathing-cells-moecs-may-be-associated-with-increased-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-an-ex-vivo-study
#4
Agnieszka Śmieszek, Zuzanna Stręk, Katarzyna Kornicka, Jakub Grzesiak, Christine Weiss, Krzysztof Marycz
Metformin, the popular anti-diabetic drug was shown to exert multiple biological effects. The most recent metformin gained attention as an agent that mobilizes endogenous progenitor cells and enhances regenerative potential of organisms, for example by promoting neurogenesis. In the present study, we examined the role of metformin on mouse olfactory ensheathing cells (mOECs) derived from animals receiving metformin for eight weeks at a concentration equal to 2.8 mg/day. The mOECs expanded ex vivo were characterized in terms of their cellular phenotype, morphology, proliferative activity, viability and accumulation of oxidative stress factors...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418203/effectiveness-of-vildagliptin-as-add-on-to-metformin-monotherapy-among-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-a-real-world-setting
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Cheli Melzer Cohen, Carla Davis, Varda Shalev, Gabriel Chodick
BACKGROUND: Vildagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4-i) commonly used as a dual oral agent with metformin, thiazolidinediones, or sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The efficacy of dual therapy with vildagliptin and metformin has been established in randomized clinical trials but little evidence exists from observational studies. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the effectiveness of vildagliptin as an add-on therapy to metformin in reducing HbA1c as well as its influences on body weight and blood lipids in a real-life setting...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417525/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-mala-moving-towards-a-new-paradigm
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Jean-Daniel Lalau, Farshad Kajbaf, Alessandro Protti, Mette Marie Christensen, Marc-Etienne De Broe, Nicolas Wiernsperger
Although metformin has been used for over 60 years, the balance between the drug's beneficial and adverse effects is still subject to debate. Following an analysis of how cases of so-called "metformin-associated lactic acidosis" (MALA) are reported in the literature, the present article reviews the pitfalls to be avoided when assessing the purported association between metformin and lactic acidosis. By starting from pathophysiological considerations, we propose a new paradigm for lactic acidosis in metformin-treated patients...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417083/effects-of-turmeric-curcuminoids-and-metformin-against-central-sensitivity-to-pain-in-mice
#7
Suruchi Verma, Deepak Mundkinajeddu, Amit Agarwal, Shyam Sunder Chatterjee, Vikas Kumar
The reported experimental study was conducted to compare the effects of repeated daily oral doses of curcuminoids (CLE) with metformin as potential antidepressants and analgesics. Effects of a single and ten daily oral doses of CLE (5, 20, 80 mg/kg/day) and of 50 mg/kg/day metformin (MET) were compared in mice hot plate test (HPT) for analgesics. On the 11th treatment day, all animals were subjected to foot shock stress triggered hyperthermia test, and on the 12th treatment day to tail suspension test (TST) for antidepressants...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416419/evaluation-of-renal-transporter-inhibition-employing-creatinine-as-a-substrate-in-vitro-to-assess-the-clinical-risk-of-elevated-serum-creatinine
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Sumathy Mathialagan, A David Rodrigues, Bo Feng
Creatinine is a widely accepted biomarker for renal toxicity, but its renal clearance via transporter-mediated active secretion is significant. For a given new chemical entity, therefore, elevations in serum creatinine (SCr) can be caused by the inhibition of one or more renal transporters without renal toxicity. In the present study, an effort was made to assess the correlation between the inhibition of renal transporters in vitro and elevations in SCr. A total of 15 compounds were chosen based on their known effect on SCr and minimal impact on glomerular filtration rate...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415730/a-polymorphism-at-igf1-locus-is-associated-with-anemia
#9
Maria Adelaide Marini, Gaia Chiara Mannino, Teresa Vanessa Fiorentino, Francesco Andreozzi, Francesco Perticone, Giorgio Sesti
In vitro and in vivo studies suggest that IGF-1 has a role in erythropoiesis. There is evidence that the rs35767 C/T polymorphism near IGF1 is associated with plasma IGF-1 levels. We investigated the effect of this polymorphism on hemoglobin (Hb) concentration and anemia. The study group comprised 3286 adult Whites. The rs35767 polymorphism was screened using a TaqMan allelic discrimination assay. The rs35767 polymorphism was not associated with age, gender, BMI, waist circumference, smoking, blood pressure, plasma glucose, HbA1c, type 2 diabetes, HOMA-IR, hsCRP, eGFR, and lipid profile...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413172/the-effects-of-metformin-on-fibroblast-growth-factor-19-21-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-in-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#10
Yan Wang, Ningning Dang, Pei Sun, Jin Xia, Chunxue Zhang, Shuguang Pang
To understand metformin’s effects on fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), we investigated circulating fibroblast growth factor-19 (FGF19), FGF21 levels, and FGFR1 in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition, protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway was detected to explain the possible mechanisms. T2DM was induced by feeding rats with high-fat diet for 11 weeks, followed by a low dose of streptozotocin (STZ, 30-35 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). Control rats (Con) were fed on a normal chow; diabetic rats (DM) were fed on high-fat diet supplemented with or without metformin (METF) for 12 weeks (500 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1))...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411689/moutan-cortex-and-paeoniae-radix-rubra-reverse-high-fat-diet-induced-metabolic-disorder-and-restore-gut-microbiota-homeostasis
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Ling-Jun Zhong, Zhi-Sheng Xie, Hua Yang, Ping Li, Xiao-Jun Xu
The present study was designed to investigate the therapeutic effcts of Moutan Cortex (CM, root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa Andr) and Paeoniae Radix Rubra (PR, root of Paeonia veitchii Lynch) on metabolic disorders, focusing on the infuence of CM and PR on the obesity-related gut microbiota homeostasis. The diet-induced obese (DIO) mouse model was used to test the therapeutic effects of CM and PR. The mice were orally administered with CM and PR for 6 weeks, and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and insulin tolerance test (ITT) were performed to evaluate the insulin sensitivity of the mice...
March 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410530/metformin-attenuated-endotoxin-induced-acute-myocarditis-via-activating-ampk
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Gang Liu, Kejia Wu, Li Zhang, Jie Dai, Wei Huang, Ling Lin, Pu Ge, Fuling Luo, Han Lei
Metformin is a widely used anti-diabetic drug and increasing evidence suggests that metformin have profound cardioprotective effects under both diabetic and non-diabetic situations. The protective benefits of metformin have been proved in diabetic patients with cardiovascular complications and in experimental animals with myocardial infarction and cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, we found that treatment with metformin inhibited the cardiac expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in endotoxin-challenged mice...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409163/pgc1%C3%AE-activators-mitigate-diabetic-tubulopathy-by-improving-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-quality-control
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So-Young Lee, Jun Mo Kang, Dong-Jin Kim, Seon Hwa Park, Hye Yun Jeong, Yu Ho Lee, Yang Gyun Kim, Dong Ho Yang, Sang Ho Lee
Purpose. In this study, we investigated the effect of PGC1α activators on mitochondrial fusion, fission, and autophagic quality control in renal tubular cells in a diabetic environment in vivo and in vitro. We also examined whether the upregulation of PGC1α attenuates diabetic tubulopathy by normalizing mitochondrial homeostasis. Methods. HKC8 cells were subjected to high-glucose conditions (30 mM D-glucose). Diabetes was induced with streptozotocin (STZ, 50 mg/kg i.p. for 5 days) in male C57/BL6J mice...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409158/metformin-use-is-associated-with-reduced-incidence-and-improved-survival-of-endometrial-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Yun-Liang Tang, Ling-Yan Zhu, Yu Li, Jiao Yu, Jiao Wang, Xiang-Xia Zeng, Kai-Xiang Hu, Jian-Ying Liu, Ji-Xiong Xu
Studies have suggested that metformin can potentially decrease the incidence of cancer and improve survival outcomes. However, the association between metformin use and the incidence and survival of endometrial cancer (EC) remains controversial. So, a meta-analysis was performed. An electronic search was conducted using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science. The outcome measures were relative risks (RRs) or hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) comparing the EC incidence and survival in patients treated with and without metformin...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407669/metformin-inhibits-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-gastric-tumorigenesis-in-db-db-mice
#15
Shan Zhuang, Yongmei Jian, Yongning Sun
Type 2 diabetes can elevate risk of gastric cancer and metformin, an anti-diabetic agent, has an inhibitory effect against gastric cancer cell in vitro. However, the effect of metformin on type 2 diabetes-related gastric tumorigenesis in vivo is still not clear. In the present study, we aim to detect whether metformin can inhibit increased risk of gastric cancer in diabetic db/db mice and which the potential anti-cancer mechanisms of metformin are. 4-week-old mice were divided into 3 groups (2 db/db mice groups and one wild type mice group)...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407661/effect-of-saxagliptin-on-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-function-in-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetic-patients
#16
Fang Li, Jiachao Chen, Fei Leng, Zhiqiang Lu, Yan Ling
Endothelial dysfunction is associated with the risk of cardiovascular complications in diabetic patients. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) are common markers of endothelial function. In this study, we aim to investigate whether the DPP-4 inhibitor saxagliptin modulate EPCs number and FMD in newly diagnosed, treatment-naive type 2 diabetic patients. This was a controlled, randomized, open-label clinical trial. Saxagliptin group and metformin group consumed either saxagliptin 5 mg per day or metformin 1 500 mg per day respectively for 12 weeks...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406985/metformin-inhibited-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-enhanced-the-anti-cancer-effect-of-cisplatin
#17
Feng Wang, Xianfei Ding, Tao Wang, Zhengzheng Shan, Jun Wang, Shaoxuan Wu, Yanyan Chi, Yana Zhang, Zhuan Lv, Liuxing Wang, Qingxia Fan
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis in China. Chemotherapy now is one of the most frequently used treatments for patients with ESCC in middle or late stage, however the effects were often limited by increased chemoresistance or treatment toxicity. So it is urgent to find new drugs to treat ESCC patients. Metformin with low cost and toxicity has proved to have anti-cancer effects in a numerous cancers, while its role and mechanism in ESCC has seldom been studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404960/impact-of-metformin-on-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yong Chen, Meng Li, Hongli Deng, Sheying Wang, Lihua Chen, Ningsha Li, Dan Xu, Qiguang Wang
The impact of the recommended first-line treatment with metformin on C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is still controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis of studies reporting the impact of metformin on serum CRP levels in women with PCOS. The weighted mean differences (WMDs) and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assesse the effects. GRADE approach was used to assesse the quality of the evidence. A total of 20 studies that included 433 women with PCOS were analyzed...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403877/a-comparison-of-effects-of-dpp-4-inhibitor-and-sglt2-inhibitor-on-lipid-profile-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#19
Seon-Ah Cha, Yong-Moon Park, Jae-Seung Yun, Tae-Seok Lim, Ki-Ho Song, Ki-Dong Yoo, Yu-Bae Ahn, Seung-Hyun Ko
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have different effects on the lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes. We investigated the effects of DPP-4 inhibitors and SGLT2 inhibitors on the lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, a total of 228 patients with type 2 diabetes who were receiving a DPP-4 inhibitor or SGLT2 inhibitor as add-on therapy to metformin and/or a sulfonylurea were consecutively enrolled...
April 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403788/effect-of-metformin-and-statin-use-on-survival-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Jian-Yu E, Judith M Graber, Shou-En Lu, Yong Lin, Grace Lu-Yao, Xiang-Lin Tan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Current epidemiological studies report conflicting results for the effect of statin or metformin on pancreatic cancer overall survival. This literature review and meta-analysis summarizes the studies reporting an association between statin or metformin use and overall survival of pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS: We systematically searched for studies about the association between statin or metformin use and pancreatic cancer overall survival in electronic databases (PubMed, ISI Web of Science, MEDLINE, Cochrane, Scopus, Google Scholar)...
April 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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