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Yasutake Tanaka, Kiyomi Takahashi, Jun-Ichi Kato, Ai Sawazaki, Taiki Akasaka, Naoko Fujita, Toshihide Kumamaru, Yuhi Saito, Bungo Shirouchi, Masao Sato
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease spreading worldwide that has been reported to worsen the development and progression of other diseases (cancer, vascular diseases and dementia). To establish functional rice lines with anti-postprandial hyperglycaemic effects, we developed mutant rice lines, which lack one or two gene(s) related to starch synthesis, and evaluated their effects. Powder of mutant rice lines or other grains was loaded to rats fasted overnight (oral grain powder loading test). Incremental area under time-concentration curves (iAUC) were calculated with monitored blood glucose levels...
March 13, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
A Ando, D Gantulga, M Nakata, F Maekawa, K Dezaki, S Ishibashi, T Yada
Hyperphagia triggers and accelerates diabetes, and prevents proper dietary control of glycemia. Inversely, the impact of hyperglycemia on hyperphagia and possible mechanistic cause common for these two metabolic disorders in type 2 diabetes are less defined. The present study examined the precise developmental process of hyperglycemia and hyperphagia and explored the alterations in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC), the primary feeding and metabolic center, in Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats with type 2 diabetes and nearly normal body weight...
February 6, 2018: Neuropeptides
Xiao-Qian Tao, Ze-Yu Cao, Liang Cao, Wei Xiao
To investigate the antagonism effects of different concentrations of ginkgolide K(GK) on platelet activating factor (PAF)-induced platelet aggregation and neuroprotective effect on cells and animal models of ischemia-reperfusion injury. GK-containing serum in rabbit was prepared, and the effects of GK-containing serum on PAF-induced platelet aggregation was observed by platelet aggregation assay. The effect of different concentrations of GK on apoptosis of SH-SY5Y cells injured by oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) was investigated by Hoechst 33342/PI double staining in OGD/R cell model...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Eri Imai, Katsumi Shibata
We investigated oral glucose tolerance and tryptophan (Trp) metabolism in non-obese and non-insulin-dependent diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats fed high-Trp diets. Five-week-old male Wistar and GK rats were fed a 20% casein diet (control diet) or the same diet supplemented with 1%, 2%, 3%, or 5% Trp for 58 d. Oral glucose tolerance tests were performed on Days 14 and 28 of the experimental period. Urine as well as livers and blood were collected on the last day of the experiment. The glucose concentration and the amount of Trp metabolites were measured...
2018: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Yuxiang Dai, Hao Lu, Shen Wang, Shufu Chang, Chenguang Li, Zheyong Huang, Feng Zhang, Hongbo Yang, Yi Shen, Zhangwei Chen, Juying Qian, Ge Junbo
BACKGROUND: In this work, we examined the angiogenic function of microRNA-216b in an in vitro rat diabetic model of myocardial microvascular endothelial cells (MMECs). METHODS: MMECs were extracted from Wistar rats (MMEC(WI)) or diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats (MMEC(GK)) and cultured in vitro. QRT-PCR was applied to compare miR-216b between MMEC(WI) and MMEC(GK). MiR-216b was downregulated in MMEC(GK). Its effects on angiogenic development, including invasion and proliferation, were evaluated...
February 22, 2018: Gene
Tingting Han, Xingxing Ren, Dongdong Jiang, Shuang Zheng, Yawen Chen, Huiying Qiu, Peter C Hou, Wei Liu, Yaomin Hu
AIMS: The present study aimed to explore the mechanism of a potential beneficial effect of pre-existing diabetes in acute hyperglycemia during critical illness. METHODS: Pathophysiological changes including blood glucose variability, changes of inflammatory and oxidative stress responses after lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute infection were compared between type 2 diabetic rat model (GK rats) and normal controls (Wistar rats). RESULTS: After LPS injection, Wistar rats showed serious infective symptoms while GK rats did not...
February 11, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Marie McGee Hargrove, Samantha J Snow, Robert W Luebke, Charles E Wood, Jonathan Krug, Q Todd Krantz, Charly King, Carey Copeland, Shaun D McCullough, Kymberly M Gowdy, Urmila Kodavanti, M Ian Gilmour, Stephen Gavett
Air pollution is a diverse and dynamic mixture of gaseous and particulate matter, limiting our understanding of associated adverse health outcomes. The biological effects of two simulated smog atmospheres (SA) with different compositions but similar air quality health indexes were compared in a non-obese diabetic rat model (Goto-Kakizaki, GK) and three mouse immune models (house dust mite (HDM) allergy, antibody response to heat-killed pneumococcus, and resistance to influenza A infection). In GK rats, both SA-PM (high particulate matter) and SA-O3 (high ozone) decreased cholesterol levels immediately after a 4-hour exposure, whereas only SA-O3 increased airflow limitation...
January 31, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Manal Smail, Lina Al Kury, Muhammad Anwar Qureshi, Anatoliy Shmygol, Murat Oz, Jaipaul Singh, Frank Christopher Howarth
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is considered as one of the major diabetes-associated complications and the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction is not well understood. The electromechanical properties of cardiac myocytes vary across the walls of the chambers The aim of this study was to investigate shortening and Ca2+ transport in epicardial (EPI) and endocardial (ENDO) left ventricular myocytes in the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat heart. Shortening and intracellular Ca2+ transients were measured by video edge detection and fluorescence photometry...
January 24, 2018: Experimental Physiology
Silvia Zambrana, Lena C E Lundqvist, Virginia Veliz, Sergiu-Bogdan Catrina, Eduardo Gonzales, Claes-Göran Östenson
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 prevalence is increasing worldwide; thus efforts to develop novel therapeutic strategies are required. Amaranthus caudatus (AC) is a pseudo-cereal with reported anti-diabetic effects that is usually consumed in food preparations in Bolivia. This study evaluated the anti-diabetic nutraceutical property of an AC hydroethanolic extract that contains mainly sugars and traces of polyphenols and amino acids (as shown by nalysis with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)), in type 2 diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats and healthy Wistar (W) rats...
January 15, 2018: Nutrients
E Ramírez, B Picatoste, A González-Bris, M Oteo, F Cruz, A Caro-Vadillo, J Egido, J Tuñón, M A Morcillo, Ó Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: The distribution of glucose and fatty-acid transporters in the heart is crucial for energy consecution and myocardial function. In this sense, the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) enhancer, sitagliptin, improves glucose homeostasis but it could also trigger direct cardioprotective actions, including regulation of energy substrate utilization. METHODS: Type-II diabetic GK (Goto-Kakizaki), sitagliptin-treated GK (10 mg/kg/day) and wistar rats (n = 10, each) underwent echocardiographic evaluation, and positron emission tomography scanning for [18 F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18 FDG)...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Lina Al Kury, Vadym Sydorenko, Manal M A Smail, Muhammad Anwar Qureshi, Anatoliy Shmygol, Murat Oz, Jaipaul Singh, Frank Christopher Howarth
Diabetes mellitus is a major global health disorder and, currently, over 450 million people have diabetes with 90% suffering from type 2 diabetes. Left untreated, diabetes may lead to cardiovascular diseases which are a leading cause of death in diabetic patients. Calcium is the trigger and regulator of cardiac muscle contraction and derangement in cellular Ca2+ homeostasis, which can result in heart failure and sudden cardiac death. It is of paramount importance to investigate the regional involvement of Ca2+ in diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy...
January 9, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Hernán Gonzalo Villagarcía, Carolina Lisi Román, María Cecilia Castro, Luisa Arbeláez González, María Teresa Ronco, Daniel Eleazar Francés, María Laura Massa, Bárbara Maiztegui, Luis Emilio Flores, Juan José Gagliardino, Flavio Francini
Islet-Neogenesis Associated Protein-Pentadecapeptide (INGAP-PP) increases β-cell mass and enhances glucose and amino acids-induced insulin secretion. Our aim was to demonstrate its effect on liver metabolism. For that purpose, adult male Wistar rats were injected twice-daily (10 days) with saline solution or INGAP-PP (250 μg). Thereafter, serum glucose, triglyceride and insulin levels were measured and homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR) and hepatic insulin sensitivity (HIS) were determined. Liver glucokinase and glucose-6-phosphatase (G-6-Pase) expression and activity, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) expression, phosphofructokinase-2 (PFK-2) protein content, P-Akt/Akt and glycogen synthase kinase-3β (P-GSK3/GSK3) protein ratios and glycogen deposit were also determined...
January 3, 2018: Peptides
Dongliang Li, Lingling Liu, Liang Li, Xingang Li, Bin Huang, Changqing Zhou, Zhaohang Zhang, Chunling Wang, Ping Dong, Xiyan Zhang, Bo Yang, Li Zhang
Recent studies show that a moderate duration of sevoflurane, one of the most commonly used volatile anesthetics in clinical practice, does not induce cognitive impairment in animals under physiological conditions. However, the influence of sevoflurane on cognitive function under diabetic conditions remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether sevoflurane causes cognitive decline in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and if so, to explore a possible underlying mechanism. Diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats and non-diabetic Wistar rats underwent 2...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Jingbo Zhao, Jian Yang, Donghua Liao, Hans Gregersen
Background: Gastrointestinal disorders are very common in diabetic patients, but the pathogenesis is still not well understood. Peripheral afferent nerves may be involved due to the complex regulation of gastrointestinal function by the enteric nervous system. Objective: We aimed to characterize the stimulus-response function of afferent fibers innervating the jejunum in the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat model. A key question is whether changes in afferent firing arise from remodeled tissue or from adaptive afferent processes...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Wilson Mitsuo Tatagiba Kuwabara, Ana Carolina Panveloski-Costa, Caroline Naomi Fukusawa Yokota, Joice Naiara Bertaglia Pereira, Jorge Mancini Filho, Rosangela Pavan Torres, Sandro Massao Hirabara, Rui Curi, Tatiana Carolina Alba-Loureiro
Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an evident growing disease that affects different cultures throughout the world. T2DM occurs under the influence of three main factors: the genetic background, environmental and behavioral components. Obesity is strongly associated to the development of T2DM in the occident, while in the orient most of the diabetic patients are considered lean. Genetics may be a key factor in the development of T2DM in societies where obesity is not a recurrent public health problem. Herein, two different models of rats were used to understand their differences and reliability as experimental models to study the pathophysiology of T2DM, in two different approaches: the genetic (GK rats) and the environmental (HFD-induced obese rats) influences...
2017: PloS One
P Yu Povarnina, A A Volkova, T A Gudasheva, S B Seredenin
We compared the effects of GK-2 (dimeric dipeptide mimetic of nerve growth factor) and Mexidol (standard preparation for the therapy of stroke) on rat model of transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery. GK-2 and Mexidol were administered intraperitoneally in the most active doses (1 and 100 mg/kg, respectively) 6 h after surgery and then once a day for 6 days. The preparations reduced the volume of cerebral infarction (by 60 and 30%, respectively). At the same time, GK-2 had a pronounced and statistically more reliable effect in a dose that is lower by two orders of magnitude...
December 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
E Grong, C Nord, I B Arbo, M Eriksson, B E Kulseng, U Ahlgren, R Mårvik
PURPOSE: Metabolic surgery alters the secretion of gastrointestinal hormones that influence glycemic control. Elevated gastrin has been suggested to benefit patients with type 2 diabetes and has been reported following sleeve gastrectomy in rats. The present study compares the effect of hypergastrinemia following sleeve gastrectomy with proton-pump inhibitor therapy on glycemic control and beta-cell mass in lean, diabetic animals. METHODS: Thirty-three diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rats were randomized into pantoprazole + sham operation (GK-PPI), sleeve gastrectomy (GK-SG) and vehicle + sham operation (GK-V)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Mikhail S Dzyurkevich, Denis A Babkov, Nikita V Shtyrlin, Olga Yu Mayka, Alfiya G Iksanova, Pavel M Vassiliev, Konstantin V Balakin, Alexander A Spasov, Vadim V Tarasov, George Barreto, Yurii G Shtyrlin, Gjumrakch Aliev
Glucokinase is one of the promising targets for glucose-lowering agents, and the development of GK activators are now considered as one of the most promising strategies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this work, a series of novel symmetric molecular constructs, in which two pyridoxine moieties are connected via sulfur-containing linkers, have been synthesized and tested in vitro for glucokinase activation potential. The enzyme activation rates by two most active compounds at 100 μM (~150% and 130%) were comparable to that of the reference agent PF-04937319 (~154%)...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
Tomáš Špaček, Vojtěch Pavluch, Lukáš Alán, Nikola Capková, Hana Engstová, Andrea Dlasková, Zuzana Berková, František Saudek, Petr Ježek
Hypertrophic pancreatic islets (PI) of Goto Kakizaki (GK) diabetic rats contain a lower number of β-cells vs. non-diabetic Wistar rat PI. Remaining β-cells contain reduced mitochondrial (mt) DNA per nucleus (copy number), probably due to declining mtDNA replication machinery, decreased mt biogenesis or enhanced mitophagy. We confirmed mtDNA copy number decrease down to <30% in PI of one-year-old GK rats. Studying relations to mt nucleoids sizes, we employed 3D superresolution fluorescent photoactivable localization microscopy (FPALM) with lentivirally transduced Eos conjugate of mt single-stranded-DNA-binding protein (mtSSB) or transcription factor TFAM; or by 3D immunocytochemistry...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
K A Salem, V Sydorenko, M Qureshi, M Oz, F C Howarth
Pioglitazone (PIO) is a thiazolidindione antidiabetic agent which improves insulin sensitivity and reduces blood glucose in experimental animals and treated patients. At the cellular level the actions of PIO in diabetic heart are poorly understood. A previous study has demonstrated shortened action potential duration and inhibition of a variety of transmembrane currents including L-type Ca(2+) current in normal canine ventricular myocytes. The effects of PIO on shortening and calcium transport in ventricular myocytes from the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat have been investigated...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
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