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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742368/borapetoside-e-a-clerodane-diterpenoid-extracted-from-tinospora-crispa-improves-hyperglycemia-and-hyperlipidemia-in-high-fat-diet-induced-type-2-diabetes-mice
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Yuhui Xu, Yanfen Niu, Yuan Gao, Fang Wang, Wanying Qin, Yanting Lu, Jing Hu, Li Peng, Jikai Liu, Wenyong Xiong
An insidious increase in the incidence of obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperlipidemia has led to an epidemic of type 2 diabetes worldwide. Tinospora crispa (T. crispa) is a familiar plant traditionally used in herbal medicine for diabetes; however, the major active ingredients of this plant are still unclear. In this study, we identified the therapeutic effects of borapetoside E, a small molecule extracted from T. crispa, in high-fat-diet (HFD)-induced obesity in mice. The therapeutic effects of borapetoside E in HFD-induced obese mice were assessed physiologically, histologically, and biochemically following intraperitoneal injection...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736255/isoalantolactone-derivative-promotes-glucose-utilization-in-skeletal-muscle-cells-and-increases-energy-expenditure-in-db-db-mice-via-activating-ampk-dependent-signaling
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Deepti Arha, E Ramakrishna, Anand P Gupta, Amit K Rai, Aditya Sharma, Ishbal Ahmad, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Jiaur R Gayen, Rakesh Maurya, Akhilesh K Tamrakar
Augmenting glucose utilization and energy expenditure in skeletal muscle via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an imperative mechanism for the management of type 2 diabetes. Chemical derivatives (2a-2h, 3, 4a-4d, 5) of the isoalantolactone (K007), a bioactive molecule from roots of Inula racemosa were synthesized to optimize the bioactivity profile to stimulate glucose utilization in skeletal muscle cells. Interestingly, 4a augmented glucose uptake, driven by enhanced translocation of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) to cell periphery in L6 rat skeletal muscle cells...
July 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736205/developmental-and-extrahepatic-physiological-functions-of-srebp-pathway-genes-in-mice
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Luke J Engelking, Mary Jo Cantoria, Yanchao Xu, Guosheng Liang
Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs), master transcriptional regulators of cholesterol and fatty acid synthesis, have been found to contribute to a diverse array of cellular processes. In this review, we focus on genetically engineered mice in which the activities of six components of the SREBP gene pathway, namely SREBP-1, SREBP-2, Scap, Insig-1, Insig-2, or Site-1 protease have been altered through gene knockout or transgenic approaches. In addition to the expected impacts on lipid metabolism, manipulation of these genes in mice is found to affect a wide array of developmental and physiologic processes ranging from interferon signaling in macrophages to synaptic transmission in the brain...
July 20, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735374/changes-in-global-transcriptional-profiling-of-women-following-obesity-surgery-bypass
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Marcela Augusta de Souza Pinhel, Natalia Yumi Noronha, Carolina Ferreira Nicoletti, Bruno Affonso Parente de Oliveira, Cristiana Cortes-Oliveira, Vitor Caressato Pinhanelli, Wilson Salgado Junior, Ana Julia Machry, Wilson Araújo da Silva Junior, Dorotéia Rossi Silva Souza, Júlio Sérgio Marchini, Carla Barbosa Nonino
BACKGROUND: Differential gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is poorly characterized. Markers of these processes may provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that underlie these events. The main goal of this study was to identify changes in PBMC gene expression in women with obesity before and 6 months after RYGB-induced weight loss. METHODS: The ribonucleic acid (RNA) of PBMCs from 13 obese women was analyzed before and 6 months after RYGB; the RNA of PBMCs from nine healthy women served as control...
July 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734036/-epicatechin-regulates-blood-lipids-and-attenuates-hepatic-steatosis-in-rats-fed-high-fat-diet-%C3%A2
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Hui Cheng, Na Xu, Wenxia Zhao, Jingjing Su, Mengru Liang, Zhongwen Xie, Xianli Wu, Qinglin Li
SCOPE: (-)-Epicatechin (EC) is a natural flavanol monomer found in cocoa, green tea and a variety of other plant foods. In this study, effects of EC on blood lipids and hepatic steatosis, and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: A hyperlipidemic rat model was induced by high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. EC was then administrated to the animals by gavage at doses of 10 mg/kg, 20 mg/kg, 40 mg/kg body weight (BW) for 12 weeks. Simvastatin was included as a positive control...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729704/growth-hormone-reverses-dyslipidemia-in-adult-offspring-after-maternal-undernutrition
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Wei-Fen Zhu, Sheng-Jie Tang, Zheng Shen, Ying-Min Wang, Li Liang
The abnormal intrauterine milieu of fetal growth retardation could lead to dyslipidemia in adulthood. Studies have shown that growth hormone (GH) therapy in small for gestational age (SGA) children would be beneficial for metabolic parameters. Here we investigated whether GH treatment introduced at adolescent period in SGA could reverse dyslipidemia during later life. SGA rat model was established by using semi-starvation treatment during the whole pregnancy. SGA or appropriate for gestational age (AGA) offspring were assigned to receive GH or normal saline (NS)...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725049/loss-of-calreticulin-uncovers-a-critical-role-for-calcium-in-regulating-cellular-lipid-homeostasis
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Wen-An Wang, Wen-Xin Liu, Serpen Durnaoglu, Sun-Kyung Lee, Jihong Lian, Richard Lehner, Joohong Ahnn, Luis B Agellon, Marek Michalak
A direct link between Ca(2+) and lipid homeostasis has not been definitively demonstrated. In this study, we show that manipulation of ER Ca(2+) causes the re-distribution of a portion of the intracellular unesterified cholesterol to a pool that is not available to the SCAP-SREBP complex. The SREBP processing pathway in ER Ca(2+) depleted cells remained fully functional and responsive to changes in cellular cholesterol status but differed unexpectedly in basal activity. These findings establish the role of Ca(2+) in determining the reference set-point for controlling cellular lipid homeostasis...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711683/anti-obesogenic-effects-of-wy14643-ppar-alpha-agonist-hepatic-mitochondrial-enhancement-and-suppressed-lipogenic-pathway-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Flavia Maria Silva Veiga, Francielle Graus-Nunes, Tamiris Lima Rachid, Aline Barcellos Barreto, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Vanessa Souza-Mello
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presents with growing prevalence worldwide, though its pharmacological treatment remains to be established. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a PPAR-alpha agonist on liver tissue structure, ultrastructure, and metabolism, focusing on gene and protein expression of de novo lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis pathways, in diet-induced obese mice. Male C57BL/6 mice (three months old) received a control diet (C, 10% of lipids, n = 10) or a high-fat diet (HFD, 50% of lipids, n = 10) for ten weeks...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710073/zinc-mediates-the-srebp-scd-axis-to-regulate-lipid-metabolism-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#9
Jing-Jing Zhang, Jun-Jun Hao, Yu-Ru Zhang, Yan-Li Wang, Ming-Yi Li, Hui-Lai Miao, Xiao-Ju Zou, Bin Liang
Maintenance of lipid homeostasis is crucial for cells in response to lipid requirements or surplus. The SREBPs transcription factors play essential roles in regulating lipid metabolism and are associated with many metabolic diseases. However, SREBP regulation of lipid metabolism is still less understood. Here, we show that reduction of SBP-1, the only homologue of SREBPs in C. elegans, surprisingly leads to high level of zinc. On the contrary, zinc reduction by mutation of sur-7, encoding a member of the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) family, restores the fat accumulation and fatty acid profile of sbp-1(ep79) mutant...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705489/the-effects-of-estradiol-valerate-and-remifemin-on-liver-lipid-metabolism
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Biao Jin, Wenjuan Wang, Wenpei Bai, Jing Zhang, Ke Wang, Lihua Qin
To investigate the lipid metabolism dysregulation in the liver of ovariectomized (OVX) rats and effects of estradiol valerate (E) and remifemin (ICR) thereon, forty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham-operated (SHAM), OVX, OVX+E, and OVX+ICR group. After 4 weeks' E or ICR treatment, serum estrogen, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels; lipid droplets in hepatocytes; hepatocyte morphology; and the expression of estrogen receptor α (ERα), liver X receptor (LXR), and sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) in the liver of the rats were assessed...
July 11, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701079/mir-185-inhibits-3t3-l1-cell-differentiation-by-targeting-srebp-1
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Chunyou Ning, Guilin Li, Lu You, Yao Ma, Long Jin, Jideng Ma, Xuewei Li, Mingzhou Li, Haifeng Liu
Adipogenesis involves a highly orchestrated series of complex events in which microRNAs (miRNAs) may play an essential role. In this study, we found that the miR-185 expression increased gradually during 3T3-L1 cells differentiation. To explore the role of miR-185 in adipogenesis, miRNA agomirs and antagomirs were used to perform miR-185 overexpression and knockdown, respectively. Overexpression of miR-185 dramatically reduced the mRNA expression of the adipogenic markers, PPARγ, FABP4, FAS, and LPL, and the protein level of PPARγ and FAS...
July 13, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699662/effects-of-calycosin-against-high-fat-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-mice
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Xingping Duan, Qiang Meng, Changyuan Wang, Zhihao Liu, Huijun Sun, Xiaokui Huo, Pengyuan Sun, Xiaodong Ma, Jinyong Peng, Kexin Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major health concern worldwide. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of calycosin against high fat diet (HFD)-induced NAFLD in mice. METHODS: C57BL/6J male mice were fed with HFD to induce NAFLD model and treated with or without calycosin for 12 weeks. The levels of ALT, AST, insulin and adiponectin were measured using biochemical methods. H&E staining and Oil Red O staining were used to determine the liver histopathology changes and measure the degree of lipid accumulation respectively...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698261/adipocyte-specific-deficiency-of-de-novo-sphingolipid-biosynthesis-leads-to-lipodystrophy-and-insulin-resistance
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Su-Yeon Lee, Hui-Young Lee, Jae-Hwi Song, Goon-Tae Kim, Suwon Jeon, Yoo-Jeong Song, Jae Sung Lee, Jang-Ho Hur, Hyun Hee Oh, Shi-Young Park, Soon-Mi Shim, Hyun Joo Yoo, Byung Cheon Lee, Xian-Cheng Jiang, Cheol Soo Choi, Tae-Sik Park
Sphingolipids have been implicated in the etiology of chronic metabolic diseases. Here, we investigated whether sphingolipid biosynthesis is associated with the development of adipose tissues and metabolic diseases. SPTLC2, a subunit of serine palmitoyltransferase, was transcriptionally upregulated in the adipose tissues of obese mice and in differentiating adipocytes. Adipocyte-specific SPTLC2-deficient (aSPTLC2 KO) mice had markedly reduced adipose tissue mass. Fatty acids that were destined for the adipose tissue were instead shunted to liver and caused hepatosteatosis...
July 11, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696297/mtorc1-activates-srebp-2-by-suppressing-cholesterol-trafficking-to-lysosomes-in-mammalian-cells
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Walaa Eid, Kristin Dauner, Kevin C Courtney, AnneMarie Gagnon, Robin J Parks, Alexander Sorisky, Xiaohui Zha
mTORC1 is known to activate sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs) including SREBP-2, a master regulator of cholesterol synthesis. Through incompletely understood mechanisms, activated mTORC1 triggers translocation of SREBP-2, an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) resident protein, to the Golgi where SREBP-2 is cleaved to translocate to the nucleus and activate gene expression for cholesterol synthesis. Low ER cholesterol is a well-established trigger for SREBP-2 activation. We thus investigated whether mTORC1 activates SREBP-2 by reducing cholesterol delivery to the ER...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691419/circulating-pcsk9-over-srebp-2-expression-affects-serum-ldl-and-cholesterol-levels
#15
Asghar Mohammadi, Mohamad Shabani, Faezeh Naseri, Bita Hosseni, Elham Soltanmohammadi, Sadegh Piran, Mohammad Najafi
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol homeostasis is dependent upon sterol regulation element binding protein2 (SREBP-2) regulatory system and plasma proprotein convertase subtilin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) function. Furthermore, many studies have reported that cellular membrane LDLR level is related to the function of these proteins. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of lipid profile with circulating PCSK9 protein value and SREBP-2 expression level in normal subjects...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690119/cholesterol-lowering-effect-of-aralia-elata-miq-seem-via-the-activation-of-srebp-2-and-the-ldl-receptor
#16
Kyung-A Hwang, Yu-Jin Hwang, Jin Song
BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia causes arteriosclerosis, a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Prevention of hyperlipidemia by improving dietary habits has recently attracted attention. In this regard, we investigated whether Aralia elata (Miq.) Seem (AE) extract inhibits hepatic cholesterol accumulation and modulate the cellular signaling pathway. METHODS: To determine AE's cholesterol regulating mechanism, we measured cholesterol level, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase activity and cholesterol regulating-related gene expression in HepG2 cells and in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced mice using ELISA and RT-PCR assay...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686516/standardized-cirsium-setidens-nakai-ethanolic-extract-suppresses-adipogenesis-and-regulates-lipid-metabolisms-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-c57bl-6j-mice-fed-high-fat-diets
#17
Bong-Yeon Cho, Mi-Ryeong Park, Jin-Ha Lee, Moon-Jin Ra, Kyoung Chan Han, Il-Jun Kang, Ok-Hwan Lee
Cirsium setidens Nakai, a wild perennial herb, grows mainly in Gangwon province, Korea, and has been reported to contain bioactive ingredients with various medicinal activities, including the treatment of edema, bleeding, and hemoptysis. However, the potential antiobesity effects of C. setidens Nakai have not been fully investigated. This study evaluated the antiobesity effect of standardized C. setidens Nakai ethanolic extract (CNE) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and in obese C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet. CNE suppressed the expression of lipogenic genes and increased the expression of lipolytic genes...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676202/hexacosanol-reduces-plasma-and-hepatic-cholesterol-by-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-and-suppression-of-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-2-in-hepg2-and-c57bl-6j-mice
#18
Ji Hae Lee, Yaoyao Jia, Trung Thanh Thach, Yuri Han, Bobae Kim, Chunyan Wu, Yeonji Kim, Woo Duck Seo, Sung-Joon Lee
Policosanols have hypocholesterolemic activity; however, the molecular mechanism of the policosanol effects is currently poorly characterized. We hypothesized that hexacosanol, a policosanol compound derived from barley sprout, may decrease cellular and plasma cholesterol levels; we thus investigated the hypocholesterolemic activity and mechanism of hexacosanol on both hepatocytes and high-fat-induced obese C57BL/6J mice. The reduction of total cholesterol, free cholesterol, and cholesteryl ester concentrations was confirmed in hexacosanol-stimulated hepatocytes (-38%, -33%, and -53%, respectively)...
May 26, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671595/anti-obesity-effect-of-the-above-ground-part-of-valeriana-dageletiana-nakai-ex-f-maek-extract-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-c57bl-6n-mice
#19
Zhiqiang Wang, Seung Hwan Hwang, Ju Hee Kim, Soon Sung Lim
Valeriana dageletiana Nakai ex F. Maek (VD) has been used as traditional medicine for the treatment of restlessness and sleeping disorders. However, it is still unclear whether obesity in mice can be altered by diet supplementation with VD. In this study, we first investigated the influences of VD on the accumulation of lipid content in 3T3-L1 cells; and the results showed that the above-ground VD extracts (VDAE) suppressed the differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes in a concentration-dependent manner without cytotoxicity...
July 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671279/impairment-of-primary-cilia-contributes-to-visceral-adiposity-of-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
#20
Ni Qiu, Wei-Jin Fang, Hong-Sheng Li, Zhi-Min He, Zhou-Sheng Xiao, Yan Xiong
Deficiency of primary cilia formation by knockout kinesin family member 3A (Kif3a) in mature osteoblasts led to osteopenia and enhanced adipogenesis. Adipogenesis plays an important role in adipose tissue expansion by High-fat-diet (HFD) induced obesity. Whether primary cilia participate in high-fat-diet induced adiposity remains unclear. In this study, we found that the number and length of primary cilia and expression levels of KIF3A and intraflagellar transport 88 homolog (IFT88) mRNA and proteins reached peak on the day 3 of adipogenesis, followed by a decrease to reach low basal expression levels at day 9 when differentiated to lipid accumulating adipocytes in VAT-SVFs derived from lean mice...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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