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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143709/acute-and-chronic-cold-exposure-differentially-affects-the-browning-of-porcine-white-adipose-tissue
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Y Gao, N R Qimuge, J Qin, R Cai, X Li, G Y Chu, W J Pang, G S Yang
Piglets are characteristically cold intolerant and thus susceptible to high mortality. However, browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) can induce non-shivering thermogenesis as a potential strategy to facilitate the animal's response to cold. Whether cold exposure can induce browning of subcutaneous WAT (sWAT) in piglets in a similar manner as it can in humans remains largely unknown. In this study, piglets were exposed to acute cold (4°C, 10 h) or chronic cold exposure (8°C, 15 days), and the genes and proteins of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)-dependent and independent thermogenesis, mitochondrial biogenesis, lipogenic and lipolytic processes were analysed...
November 16, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138472/functional-characterization-of-the-ucp1-associated-oxidative-phenotype-of-human-epicardial-adipose-tissue
#2
Kanta Chechi, Pierre Voisine, Patrick Mathieu, Mathieu Laplante, Sébastian Bonnet, Frédéric Picard, Philippe Joubert, Denis Richard
Brown fat presence and metabolic activity has been associated with lower body mass index, higher insulin sensitivity and better cardiometabolic profile in humans. We, and others, have previously reported the presence of Ucp1, a marker of brown adipocytes, in human epicardial adipose tissue (eAT). Characterization of the metabolic activity and associated physiological relevance of Ucp1 within eAT, however, is still awaited. Here, we validate the presence of Ucp1 within human eAT and its 'beige' nature. Using in-vitro analytical approaches, we further characterize its thermogenic potential and demonstrate that human eAT is capable of undergoing enhanced uncoupling respiration upon stimulation...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138356/the-soluble-pro-renin-receptor-does-not-influence-lithium-induced-diabetes-insipidus-but-does-provoke-beiging-of-white-adipose-tissue-in-mice
#3
Kevin T Yang, Fei Wang, Xiaohan Lu, Kexin Peng, Tianxin Yang, J David Symons
Earlier we reported that the recombinant soluble (pro) renin receptor sPRR-His upregulates renal aquoporin-2 (AQP2) expression, and attenuates polyuria associated with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) induced by vasopressin type 2 receptor (V2R) antagonism. Patients that receive lithium therapy develop polyuria associated NDI that might be secondary to downregulation of renal AQP2. We hypothesized that sPRR-His attenuates indices of NDI associated with lithium treatment. Eight-week-old male C57/BL6 mice consumed chow supplemented with LiCl (40 mmol/kg diets) for 14 days...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136581/honokiol-exerts-dual-effects-on-browning-and-apoptosis-of-adipocytes
#4
Jameel Lone, Jong Won Yun
BACKGROUND: Induction of brown adipocyte-like phenotype (browning) in white adipocytes and promotion of apoptosis by dietary and pharmacological compounds is considered a novel strategy against obesity. Here, we show that honokiol exerts dual modulatory effects on adipocytes via induction of browning in 3T3-L1 white adipocytes and apoptosis as well as activation of HIB1B brown adipocytes combined with inhibition of apoptosis. METHODS: Honokiol-induced browning and apoptosis were investigated by determining expression levels of brown adipocyte-specific genes and proteins by RT-PCR and immunoblot analysis, respectively...
June 19, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131158/ucp1-independent-signaling-involving-serca2b-mediated-calcium-cycling-regulates-beige-fat-thermogenesis-and-systemic-glucose-homeostasis
#5
Kenji Ikeda, Qianqian Kang, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Joao Paulo Camporez, Hiroko Maki, Mayu Homma, Kosaku Shinoda, Yong Chen, Xiaodan Lu, Pema Maretich, Kazuki Tajima, Kolapo M Ajuwon, Tomoyoshi Soga, Shingo Kajimura
Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) plays a central role in nonshivering thermogenesis in brown fat; however, its role in beige fat remains unclear. Here we report a robust UCP1-independent thermogenic mechanism in beige fat that involves enhanced ATP-dependent Ca(2+) cycling by sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2b (SERCA2b) and ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2). Inhibition of SERCA2b impairs UCP1-independent beige fat thermogenesis in humans and mice as well as in pigs, a species that lacks a functional UCP1 protein...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117542/what-ignites-ucp1
#6
Barbara Cannon, Jan Nedergaard
We thought we knew how the heat-producing uncoupling protein 1 in brown adipose tissue was activated: by fatty acids released upon lipid droplet breakdown in the brown adipocytes. However, two studies in this issue (Schreiber et al., 2017; Shin et al., 2017) imply that this classical model may not be valid: heat can be produced in brown fat without intracellular lipolysis.
November 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111497/effects-of-growth-hormone-on-uncoupling-protein-1-in-white-adipose-tissues-in-obese-mice
#7
Misa Hayashi, Kumi Futawaka, Rie Koyama, Yue Fan, Midori Matsushita, Asuka Hirao, Yuki Fukuda, Ayako Nushida, Syoko Nezu, Tetsuya Tagami, Kenji Moriyama
OBJECTIVE: The transition of white adipocytes to beige cells (a phenomenon referred to as browning or beigeing) during obesity has been previously reported. Our study aimed to examine the mechanisms through which obesity induced by a high fat diet (HFD) affects uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) expression via signal transduction and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5s). DESIGN: Seven-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were fed a normal or HFD for 11weeks. Body weight, white adipose tissue weight, and blood lipid and glucose levels were measured...
October 24, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107292/fgf21-mimetic-antibody-stimulates-ucp1-independent-brown-fat-thermogenesis-via-fgfr1-%C3%AE-klotho-complex-in-non-adipocytes
#8
Mark Z Chen, Joshua C Chang, Jose Zavala-Solorio, Lance Kates, Minh Thai, Annie Ogasawara, Xiaobo Bai, Sean Flanagan, Victor Nunez, Khanhky Phamluong, James Ziai, Robert Newman, Søren Warming, Ganesh Kolumam, Junichiro Sonoda
OBJECTIVE: Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) is a potent stimulator of brown fat thermogenesis that improves insulin sensitivity, ameliorates hepatosteatosis, and induces weight loss by engaging the receptor complex comprised of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 (FGFR1) and the requisite coreceptor βKlotho. Previously, recombinant antibody proteins that activate the FGFR1/βKlotho complex were proposed to act as an FGF21-mimetic; however, in vivo action of these engineered proteins has not been well studied...
November 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105287/gut-microbiota-interacts-with-markers-of-adipose-tissue-browning-insulin-action-and-plasma-acetate-in-morbid-obesity
#9
José María Moreno-Navarrete, Matteo Serino, Vincent Blasco-Baque, Vincent Azalbert, Richard H Barton, Marina Cardellini, Jèssica Latorre, Francisco Ortega, Mònica Sabater-Masdeu, Rémy Burcelin, Marc-Emmanuel Dumas, Wifredo Ricart, Massimo Federici, José Manuel Fernández-Real
SCOPE: To examine the potential relationship among gene expression markers of adipose tissue browning, gut microbiota and insulin sensitivity in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Gut microbiota composition and gene markers of browning were analysed in subcutaneous (SAT) and visceral (VAT) adipose tissue from morbidly obese subjects (n = 34). Plasma acetate was measured through (1) H NMR and insulin sensitivity using euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp. Subjects with insulin resistance showed an increase in the relative abundance (RA) of the phyla Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria while RA of Firmicutes was decreased...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102386/understanding-the-biology-of-thermogenic-fat-is-browning-a-new-approach-to-the-treatment-of-obesity
#10
REVIEW
Ariana Vargas-Castillo, Rebeca Fuentes-Romero, Leonardo A Rodriguez-Lopez, Nimbe Torres, Armando R Tovar
Obesity is characterized by an excess of white adipose tissue (WAT). Recent evidence has demonstrated that WAT can change its phenotype to a brown-like adipose tissue known as beige/brite adipose tissue. This transition is characterized by an increase in thermogenic capacity mediated by uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). This browning process is a potential new target for treating obesity. The aim of this review is to integrate the different mechanisms by which beige/brite adipocytes are formed and to describe the physiological, pharmacological and nutritional inducers that can promote browning...
November 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095960/prenatal-ppar%C3%AE-activation-by-clofibrate-increases-subcutaneous-fat-browning-in-male-c57bl-6j-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet-during-adulthood
#11
Szu-Han Chen, Pei-Min Chao
We tested the hypothesis that prenatal administration of PPARα agonist clofibrate may permanently increase browning capacity of developing white adipose tissue (WAT). Pregnant C57BL/6J mice were fed a basal diet, without (C) or with 0.5% clofibrate (CF, a PPARα agonist) throughout pregnancy. After parturition, only male offspring were used; all suckled their mothers (who were eating the C diet) and after weaning, they ate a standard chow diet for 4 wk, followed by a high-fat diet (HFD) for 5 wk. Administration of CF up-regulated serum concentrations and hepatic expression of FGF21 in fetuses, with a return to basal levels after CF withdrawal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089334/ibat-sympathetic-innervation-is-not-required-for-body-weight-loss-induced-by-central-leptin-delivery
#12
Isabelle Cote, Yasemin Sakarya, Sara M Green, Drake Morgan, Christy S Carter, Nihal Tumer, Philip J Scarpace
We evaluated the contribution of brown adipose tissue (BAT) sympathetic innervation on central leptin mediated weight loss. In a short and long-term study, F344BN rats submitted to either a denervation of interscapular BAT (Denervated) or a sham operation (Sham). Animals from each group received Ob (Leptin) or GFP (Control) gene through a single injection of recombinant adeno-associated virus delivered centrally. Changes in body weight were recorded for 14 or 35 days, after which adipose tissues and skeletal muscles were weighed...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081505/serotonin-prevents-differentiation-into-brown-adipocytes-and-induces-trans-differentiation-into-white-adipocytes
#13
S Rozenblit-Susan, N Chapnik, O Froy
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Serotonin is synthesized by many cells in the periphery to affect vasoconstriction, intestinal motility, and glucose and lipid metabolism. It has recently been shown that serotonin leads to fat accumulation in white adipose tissue (WAT). However, the direct effect of serotonin on adipose tissue (BAT) differentiation and metabolism is limited. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the effect of serotonin on brown adipocyte metabolism and differentiation. METHODS: Non-differentiated HIB1B cells and differentiated HIB1B brown adipocytes were treated with serotonin and their metabolism and differentiation examined...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078316/reconstitution-of-ucp1-using-crispr-cas9-in-the-white-adipose-tissue-of-pigs-decreases-fat-deposition-and-improves-thermogenic-capacity
#14
Qiantao Zheng, Jun Lin, Jiaojiao Huang, Hongyong Zhang, Rui Zhang, Xueying Zhang, Chunwei Cao, Catherine Hambly, Guosong Qin, Jing Yao, Ruigao Song, Qitao Jia, Xiao Wang, Yongshun Li, Nan Zhang, Zhengyu Piao, Rongcai Ye, John R Speakman, Hongmei Wang, Qi Zhou, Yanfang Wang, Wanzhu Jin, Jianguo Zhao
Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) is localized on the inner mitochondrial membrane and generates heat by uncoupling ATP synthesis from proton transit across the inner membrane. UCP1 is a key element of nonshivering thermogenesis and is most likely important in the regulation of body adiposity. Pigs (Artiodactyl family Suidae) lack a functional UCP1 gene, resulting in poor thermoregulation and susceptibility to cold, which is an economic and pig welfare issue owing to neonatal mortality. Pigs also have a tendency toward fat accumulation, which may be linked to their lack of UCP1, and thus influences the efficiency of pig production...
October 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077876/t3-and-glucose-coordinately-stimulate-chrebp-mediated-ucp1-expression-in-brown-adipocytes-from-male-mice
#15
Liora S Katz, Shiliyang Xu, Kai Ge, Donald K Scott, Marvin C Gershengorn
Increasing brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity is regarded as a potential treatment for obese, hyperglycemic patients with the metabolic syndrome. Thyroid hormone (T3) is known to stimulate BAT activity by increasing mitochondrial uncoupling protein1 (Ucp1) gene transcription leading to increased thermogenesis and decreased body weight. Here we report our studies on the effects of T3 and glucose in two mouse models and in mouse immortalized brown preadipocytes in culture. We identified carbohydrate response element binding protein (ChREBP) as a novel T3 target gene in BAT by RNA-seq and studied its effects in brown adipocytes...
October 25, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072701/caspase-2-deficiency-enhances-whole-body-carbohydrate-utilisation-and-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
#16
Claire H Wilson, Andrej Nikolic, Stephen J Kentish, Marianne Keller, George Hatzinikolas, Loretta Dorstyn, Amanda J Page, Sharad Kumar
Caspase-2 has been shown to be involved in metabolic homeostasis. Here, we show that caspase-2 deficiency alters basal energy metabolism by shifting the balance in fuel choice from fatty acid to carbohydrate usage. At 4 weeks of age, whole-body carbohydrate utilisation was increased in Casp2(-/-) mice and was maintained into adulthood. By 17 weeks of age, Casp2(-/-) mice had reduced white adipose mass, smaller white adipocytes decreased fasting blood glucose and plasma triglycerides but maintained normal insulin levels...
October 26, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066463/angiotensin-1-7-stimulates-brown-adipose-tissue-and-reduces-diet-induced-obesity
#17
Hidechika Morimoto, Jun Mori, Hisakazu Nakajima, Yasuhiro Kawabe, Yusuke Tsuma, Shota Fukuhara, Kazuki Kodo, Kazuya Ikoma, Satoaki Matoba, Gavin Y Oudit, Hajime Hosoi
The renin-angiotensin system is a key regulator of metabolism with beneficial effects of the angiotensin 1-7 peptide. We hypothesized that the anti-obesity effect of Ang 1-7 is related to the stimulation of brown adipose tissue (BAT). We administered Ang 1-7 (0.54 mg・kg(-1)・d(-1)) for 28 days via implanted micro-osmotic pumps to mice with high-fat diet (HFD) induced obesity. Ang 1-7 treatment reduced body weight, upregulated thermogenesis and ameliorated impaired glucose homeostasis without affecting food consumption...
October 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064586/a-pivotal-role-of-ampk-signaling-in-medicarpin-mediated-formation-of-brown-and-beige-adipocytes-from-c3h10t1-2-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Khan Mohammad Imran, Dahyeon Yoon, Yong-Sik Kim
Obesity poses a substantial threat of a worldwide epidemic and requires better understanding of adipose-tissue biology as well as necessitates research into the etiology and therapeutic interventions. In this study, Medicarpin (Med), a natural pterocarpan, was selected (by screening) as a small-molecule inducer of adipocyte differentiation among 854 candidates by using C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cell; a cellular model of adipogenesis. Med induced the expression of brown-adipocyte commitment marker Bmp7 as well as the early regulators of brown fat fate Pparγ, Prdm16, and Pgc-1α during differentiation of C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cells...
October 24, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057935/gpbar1-agonism-promotes-a-pgc-1%C3%AE-dependent-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-and-energy-expenditure-and-reverses-diet-induced-steatohepatitis-in-mice
#19
Adriana Carino, Sabrina Cipriani, Silvia Marchianò, Michele Biagioli, Paolo Scarpelli, Angela Zampella, Maria Chiara Monti, Stefano Fiorucci
Gpbar1 is a bile acid activated receptor for secondary bile acids. Here we have investigated the mechanistic role of Gpbar1 in the regulation of adipose tissues functionality in a murine model of steatohepatitis (NASH). Feeding wild type and Gpbar1(-/-) mice with a high fat diet-fructose (HFD-F) lead to development of NASH-like features. Treating HFD-F mice with 6β-ethyl-3a,7b-dihydroxy-5b-cholan-24-ol (BAR501), a selective Gpbar1-ligand, reversed insulin resistance and histologic features of NASH, increased the weight of epWAT and BAT functionality and promoted energy expenditure and the browning of epWAT as assessed by measuring expression of Ucp1 and Pgc-1α...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054764/trpm8-activation-improves-energy-expenditure-in-skeletal-muscle-and-exercise-endurance-in-mice
#20
Chen Li, Jia Li, Xiujuan Xiong, Ying Liu, Yanxia Lv, Shanshan Qin, Dandan Liu, Ronghua Wei, Xuzhi Ruan, Jingxuan Zhang, Liang Xu, Xuanbin Wang, Jicheng Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Lanlan Zheng
Skeletal muscle serving as the major organ is responsible for energy expenditure and exercise endurance, which directly influence cardiometabolic risk factors. Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8), a Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cation channel, plays vital roles in the regulation of various cellular functions. It has been reported that TRPM8 activation enhanced the energy metabolism of adipocytes. However, the involvement of TRPM8 in the energy metabolism of skeletal muscle remains unexplored...
October 17, 2017: Gene
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