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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910911/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-program-macrophage-plasticity-by-altering-their-metabolic-status-via-a-pge2-dependent-mechanism
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Anoop Babu Vasandan, Sowmya Jahnavi, Chandanala Shashank, Priya Prasad, Anujith Kumar, S Jyothi Prasanna
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are speculated to act at macrophage-injury interfaces to mediate efficient repair. To explore this facet in-depth this study evaluates the influence of MSCs on human macrophages existing in distinct functional states. MSCs promoted macrophage differentiation, enhanced respiratory burst and potentiated microbicidal responses in naïve macrophages (Mφ). Functional attenuation of inflammatory M1 macrophages was associated with a concomitant shift towards alternatively activated M2 state in MSC-M1 co-cultures...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910773/giant-oyster-mushroom-pleurotus-giganteus-agaricomycetes-enhances-adipocyte-differentiation-and-glucose-uptake-via-activation-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-glucose-transporters-1-and-4-in-3t3-l1-cells
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Puvaneswari Paravamsivam, Chua Kek Heng, Sri Nurestri Abdul Malek, Vikineswary Sabaratnam, Ravishankar Ram M, Umah Rani Kuppusamy
The edible mushroom Pleurotus giganteus was tested for its effect on adipocyte differentiation and glucose uptake activity in 3T3-L1 cells. The basidiocarps of P. giganteus were soaked in methanol to obtain a crude methanol extract and then fractionated to obtain an ethyl acetate extract. In this study, cell proliferation was measured using an MTT assay, lipid accumulation using an Oil Red O assay, and glucose uptake using a fluorescence glucose uptake assay. Gene expression was measured via real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis with TaqMan primer...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909246/retromer-wash-dependent-sorting-of-nutrient-transporters-requires-a-multivalent-interaction-network-with-ankrd50
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Arunas Kvainickas, Ana Jimenez Orgaz, Heike Nägele, Britta Diedrich, Kate J Heesom, Jörn Dengjel, Peter J Cullen, Florian Steinberg
Retromer and the associated actin polymerizing WASH-complex are essential for the endocytic recycling of a wide range of integral membrane proteins. A hereditary Parkinson's disease causing point mutation (D620N) in the retromer subunit VPS35 perturbs retromer's association with the WASH-complex and also with the uncharacterized protein Ankyrin Repeat Domain Containing Protein 50 (ANKRD50). Here, we firmly establish ANKRD50 as a novel and essential component of the SNX27-retromer-WASH supercomplex. Depletion of ANKRD50 in HeLa or U2OS cells phenocopied the loss of endosome to cell surface recycling of multiple transmembrane proteins seen upon suppression of SNX27, retromer or WASH-complex components...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895313/repurposing-the-anti-malarial-drug-dihydroartemisinin-suppresses-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-glut1-axis
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Jie Jiang, Guojun Geng, Xiuyi Yu, Hongming Liu, Jing Gao, Hanxiang An, Chengfu Cai, Ning Li, Dongyan Shen, Xiaoqiang Wu, Lisheng Zheng, Yanjun Mi, Shuyu Yang
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is an aggressive malignancy and long-term survival remains unsatisfactory for patients with metastatic and recurrent disease. Repurposing the anti-malarial drug dihydroartemisinin (DHA) has been proved to possess potent antitumor effect on various cancers. However, the effects of DHA in preventing the invasion of NSCLC cells have not been studied. In the present study, we determined the inhibitory effects of DHA on invasion and migration and the possible mechanisms involved using A549 and H1975 cells...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894955/blocking-preferential-glucose-uptake-sensitizes-liver-tumor-initiating-cells-to-glucose-restriction-and-sorafenib-treatment
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Hui-Lu Zhang, Ming-Da Wang, Xu Zhou, Chen-Jie Qin, Gong-Bo Fu, Liang Tang, Han Wu, Shuai Huang, Ling-Hao Zhao, Min Zeng, Jiao Liu, Dan Cao, Lin-Na Guo, Hong-Yang Wang, He-Xin Yan, Jie Liu
Cancer cells display altered metabolic phenotypes characterized by a high level of glycolysis, even under normoxic conditions. Because of a high rate of glycolytic flux and inadequate vascularization, tumor cells often suffer from nutrient deficiency and require metabolic adaptations to address such stresses. Although tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) have been identified in various malignancies, the cells' metabolic phenotypes remain elusive. In this study, we observed that liver T-ICs preferentially survived under restricted glucose treatment...
November 25, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882173/anti-human-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-monoclonal-antibody-preparation-characterization-and-analysis-of-in-vitro-bioactivity
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Liangjun Ding, Zhichao Hao, Qingyan Yuan, Pengfei Xu, Yinhang Yu, Deshan Li
Human fibroblast growth factor 21 (hFGF-21) is involved in numerous metabolic processes and elevated hFGF-21 levels are associated with many metabolic diseases. However, the role hFGF-21 serves in the metabolic system is not fully understood. A humanized anti-hFGF-21 monoclonal antibody (mAb) would provide a novel method for further investigations into the role hFGF-21 serves in the metabolic system and related diseases, which may reveal therapeutic targets for future treatment of these diseases. The present study aimed to prepare an anti-hFGF-21 mAb, followed by identification of its characteristics and bioactivity in vitro...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879277/eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-5a2-promotes-metabolic-reprogramming-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Ting-Ting Cao, Shu-Hai Lin, Li Fu, Zhi Tang, Chi-Ming Che, Li-Yi Zhang, Xiao-Yan Ming, Teng-Fei Liu, Xu-Ming Tang, Bin-Bin Tan, Di Xiang, Feng Li, On-Yee Chan, Dan Xie, Zongwei Cai, Xin-Yuan Guan
Reprogramming of intracellular metabolism is common in liver cancer cells. Understanding the mechanisms of cell metabolic reprogramming may present a new basis for liver cancer treatment. In our previous study we reported that a novel oncogene eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A2 (EIF5A2) promotes tumorigenesis under hypoxic condition. Here, we aim to investigate the role of EIF5A2 in cell metabolic reprogramming during hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. In this study, we reported that the mRNA level of EIF5A2 was up-regulated in 59/105 (56...
November 22, 2016: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863474/hypoxic-resistance-of-kras-mutant-tumor-cells-to-3-bromopyruvate-is-counteracted-by-prima-1-and-reversed-by-n-acetylcysteine
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Andrea Orue, Valery Chavez, Mary Strasberg-Rieber, Manuel Rieber
BACKGROUND: The metabolic inhibitor 3-bromopyruvate (3-BrPA) is a promising anti-cancer alkylating agent, shown to inhibit growth of some colorectal carcinoma with KRAS mutation. Recently, we demonstrated increased resistance to 3-BrPA in wt p53 tumor cells compared to those with p53 silencing or mutation. Since hypoxic microenvironments select for tumor cells with diminished therapeutic response, we investigated whether hypoxia unequally increases resistance to 3-BrPA in wt p53 MelJuso melanoma harbouring (Q61L)-mutant NRAS and wt BRAF, C8161 melanoma with (G12D)-mutant KRAS (G464E)-mutant BRAF, and A549 lung carcinoma with a KRAS (G12S)-mutation...
November 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858715/glucose-transporters-in-brain-in-health-and-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Leszek Szablewski
Neurons need a continuous supply of glucose, the major source of energy for mammalian brain metabolism. The central nervous system is protected by three main physiological cell barriers. Cell membranes are impermeable for glucose, therefore glucose is transferred across the cell membranes by specific transport proteins: sodium-independent glucose transporters (GLUTs), encoded by SLC2 genes, and sodium-dependent glucose transporters (for example SGLTs), encoded by SLC5 genes. Human brain expresses 10 GLUT proteins and 10 proteins encoded by SLC5 genes...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856430/glycolysis-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-are-essential-for-purinergic-receptor-mediated-angiogenic-responses-in-vasa-vasorum-endothelial-cells
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Martin Lapel, Philip Weston, Derek Strassheim, Vijaya Karoor, Nana Burns, Taras Lyubchenko, Petr Paucek, Kurt R Stenmark, Evgenia V Gerasimovskaya
Angiogenesis is an energy demanding process, however, the role of cellular energy pathways and their regulation by extracellular stimuli, especially extracellular nucleotides, remain largely unexplored. Using metabolic inhibitors of glycolysis (2-deoxyglucose, 2-DG) and oxidative phosphorylation (oligomycin, rotenone, and FCCP) we demonstrate that glycolysis and OXPHOS are both essential for angiogenic responses of vasa vasorum endothelial cell (VVEC). Treatment with P2R agonists, ATP and MeSADP, but not P1 receptor agonist, adenosine, increased glycolytic activity in VVEC (measured by extracellular acidification rate and lactate production)...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836974/wzb117-inhibits-glut1-mediated-sugar-transport-by-binding-reversibly-at-the-exofacial-sugar-binding-site
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Ogooluwa A Ojelabi, Kenneth P Lloyd, Andrew H Simon, Julie K De Zutter, Anthony Carruthers
WZB117 (2-fluoro-6-(m-hydroxybenzoyloxy) phenyl m-hydroxybenzoate) inhibits passive sugar transport in human erythrocytes and cancer cell lines and, by limiting glycolysis, inhibits tumor growth in mice. This study explores how WZB117 inhibits the erythrocyte sugar transporter GLUT1 and examines the transporter isoform-specificity of inhibition. WZB117 reversibly and competitively inhibits erythrocyte 3-O-methylglucose (3MG) uptake with Ki(app) = 6 microM but is a noncompetitive inhibitor of sugar exit. Cytochalasin B (CB) is a reversible, noncompetitive inhibitor of 3MG uptake with Ki(app) = 0...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835618/increased-glucose-transporter-1-expression-on-intermediate-monocytes-from-hiv-infected-women-with-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Tiffany R Butterfield, David B Hanna, Robert C Kaplan, Jorge R Kizer, Helen G Durkin, Mary A Young, Marek J Nowicki, Phyllis C Tien, Elizabeth T Golub, Michelle A Floris-Moore, Kehmia Titanji, Margaret A Fischl, Sonya L Heath, Jefferey Martinson, Suzanne M Crowe, Clovis S Palmer, Alan L Landay, Joshua J Anzinger
OBJECTIVE: People living with HIV (PLWH) have chronic immune activation and increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Activation of monocytes and T lymphocytes causes up-regulation of glucose transporter-1 (GLUT1) for efficient function. PLWH have an increased percentage of GLUT1-expressing monocytes and T lymphocytes, but it is unclear if these cells are associated with CVD. We evaluated expression of GLUT1 and CD38 on monocyte and T lymphocyte populations from HIV-infected women with subclinical CVD...
November 9, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829222/pten-dephosphorylates-akt-to-prevent-the-expression-of-glut1-on-plasmamembrane-and-to-limit-glucose-consumption-in-cancer-cells
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Suratchanee Phadngam, Andrea Castiglioni, Alessandra Ferraresi, Federica Morani, Carlo Follo, Ciro Isidoro
GLUT1 is the facilitative transporter playing the major role in the internalization of glucose. Basally, GLUT1 resides on vesicles located in a para-golgian area, and is translocated onto the plasmamembrane upon activation of the PI3KC1-AKT pathway. In proliferating cancer cells, which demand a high quantity of glucose for their metabolism, GLUT1 is permanently expressed on the plasmamembrane. This is associated with the abnormal activation of the PI3KC1-AKT pathway, consequent to the mutational activation of PI3KC1 and/or the loss of PTEN...
November 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825869/transendothelial-glucose-transport-is-not-restricted-by-extracellular-hyperglycaemia
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Sarka Tumova, Asimina Kerimi, Karen E Porter, Gary Williamson
Endothelial cells are routinely exposed to elevated glucose concentrations post-prandially in healthy individuals and permanently in patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes, and so we assessed their sugar transport capabilities in response to high glucose. In human umbilical vein (HUVEC), saphenous vein, microdermal vessels and aorta, GLUT1 (SLC2A1), GLUT3 (SLC2A3), GLUT6 (SLC2A6), and in microdermal vessels also GLUT12 (SLC2A12), were the main glucose transporters as assessed by mRNA, with no fructose transporters nor SGLT1 (SLC5A1)...
November 4, 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822713/dexamethasone-alters-the-appetite-regulation-via-induction-of-hypothalamic-insulin-resistance-in-rat-brain
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Ragitha Chruvattil, Shreya Banerjee, Sarmi Nath, Jatin Machhi, Gitika Kharkwal, Mange Ram Yadav, Sarita Gupta
Elevated levels of glucocorticoid, a steroid hormone released in response to stress, have been implicated in the pathophysiology of diabetes, which is now known to extend its effect on brain functions. Hence, we aimed to investigate the status of brain insulin signaling in response to dexamethasone (a synthetic glucocorticoid) treatment in female Charles Foster rat. This model exhibited pronounced hyperinsulinemia and glucose intolerance with loss in appetite and body weight. Immunoblotting of insulin receptor (INSR)-PI3kinase-AKT demonstrated reduced insulin signaling in hypothalamus but no change in hippocampus, cortex, and cerebellum in dexamethasone-treated rats as compared to vehicle-treated rats, signifying the diversity of distribution and function of insulin in different brain regions...
November 7, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807164/dynamic-partitioning-of-synaptic-vesicle-pools-by-the-snare-binding-protein-tomosyn
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Victor A Cazares, Meredith M Njus, Amanda Manly, Johnny J Saldate, Arasakumar Subramani, Yoav Ben-Simon, Michael A Sutton, Uri Ashery, Edward L Stuenkel
: Neural networks engaged in high-frequency activity rely on sustained synaptic vesicle recycling and coordinated recruitment from functionally distinct synaptic vesicle (SV) pools. However, the molecular pathways matching neural activity to SV dynamics and release requirements remain unclear. Here we identify unique roles of SNARE-binding Tomosyn1 (Tomo1) proteins as activity-dependent substrates that regulate dynamics of SV pool partitioning at rat hippocampal synapses. Our analysis is based on monitoring changes in distinct functionally defined SV pools via V-Glut1-pHluorin fluorescence in cultured hippocampal neurons in response to alterations in presynaptic protein expression...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804941/-value-of-the-expression-of-ki-67-and-membrane-protein-glucose-transporter-glut1-in-the-diagnosis-of-neoplastic-transformation-of-the-oral-mucosal-epithelium
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A A Ivina, V A Semkin, I I Babichenko
AIM: to investigate the expression of GLUT1 protein in relation to the proliferative activity of cells and the degree of neoplastic transformation of the epithelium of the oral mucosa (OM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: OM biopsies from 44 patients were investigated. 14 cases (31.9%) were diagnosed with focal epithelial hyperplasia of the OM; 13 (29.5%) cases had squamous intraepithelial neoplasia (SIN) and 17 (38.6%) had squamous cell carcinoma. Ten intact MO samples were used as a control group...
2016: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800513/preconditioning-with-ethyl-3-4-dihydroxybenzoate-augments-aerobic-respiration-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
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Charu Nimker, Deependra Pratap Singh, Deepika Saraswat, Anju Bansal
Muscle respiratory capacity decides the amount of exertion one's skeletal muscle can undergo, and endurance exercise is believed to increase it. There are also certain preconditioning methods by which muscle respiratory and exercise performance can be enhanced. In this study, preconditioning with ethyl 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate (EDHB), a prolyl hydroxylase domain enzyme inhibitor, has been investigated to determine its effect on aerobic metabolism and bioenergetics in skeletal muscle, thus facilitating boost in physical performance in a rat model...
2016: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799072/fluid-and-ion-transfer-across-the-blood-brain-and-blood-cerebrospinal-fluid-barriers-a-comparative-account-of-mechanisms-and-roles
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Stephen B Hladky, Margery A Barrand
The two major interfaces separating brain and blood have different primary roles. The choroid plexuses secrete cerebrospinal fluid into the ventricles, accounting for most net fluid entry to the brain. Aquaporin, AQP1, allows water transfer across the apical surface of the choroid epithelium; another protein, perhaps GLUT1, is important on the basolateral surface. Fluid secretion is driven by apical Na(+)-pumps. K(+) secretion occurs via net paracellular influx through relatively leaky tight junctions partially offset by transcellular efflux...
October 31, 2016: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796318/jolkinolide-b-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-mouse-melanoma-b16f10-cells-by-altering-glycolysis
#20
Caixia Gao, Xinyan Yan, Bo Wang, Lina Yu, Jichun Han, Defang Li, Qiusheng Zheng
Most cancer cells preferentially rely on glycolysis to produce the energy (adenosine triphosphate, ATP) for growth and proliferation. Emerging evidence demonstrates that the apoptosis in cancer cells could be closely associated with the inhibition of glycolysis. In this study, we have found that jolkinolide B (JB), a bioactive diterpenoid extracted from the root of Euphorbia fischeriana Steud, induced tumor cells apoptosis and decreased the production of ATP and lactic acid in mouse melanoma B16F10 cells. Furthermore, we found that JB downregulated the mRNA expression of glucose transporter genes (Glut1, Glut3 and Glut4) and glycolysis-related kinase genes (Hk2 and Ldha) in B16F10 cells...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
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