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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445528/baicalein-protects-rat-insulinoma-ins-1-cells-from-palmitate-induced-lipotoxicity-by-inducing-ho-1
#1
Hyun Jeong Kwak, Dongki Yang, Yongha Hwang, Hee-Sook Jun, Hyae Gyeong Cheon
OBJECTIVE: β-Cell dysfunction plays a central role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and the identification of novel approaches to improve β-cell function is essential to treat this disease. Baicalein, a flavonoid originally isolated from the root of Scutellaria Baicalensis, has been shown to have beneficial effects on β-cell function. Here, the authors investigated the molecular mechanism responsible for the protective effects of baicalein against palmitate (PA)-induced impaired β-cell function, and placed focus on the role of heme oxygenase (HO)-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445506/phenotype-function-and-differentiation-potential-of-human-monocyte-subsets
#2
Lisa B Boyette, Camila Macedo, Kevin Hadi, Beth D Elinoff, John T Walters, Bala Ramaswami, Geetha Chalasani, Juan M Taboas, Fadi G Lakkis, Diana M Metes
Human monocytes have been grouped into classical (CD14++CD16-), non-classical (CD14dimCD16++), and intermediate (CD14++CD16+) subsets. Documentation of normal function and variation in this complement of subtypes, particularly their differentiation potential to dendritic cells (DC) or macrophages, remains incomplete. We therefore phenotyped monocytes from peripheral blood of healthy subjects and performed functional studies on high-speed sorted subsets. Subset frequencies were found to be tightly controlled over time and across individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441626/myobolites-muscle-derived-metabolites-with-paracrine-and-systemic-effects
#3
REVIEW
Ayon Ibrahim, Michael Neinast, Zoltan P Arany
Intracellular metabolism in skeletal muscle has been studied for more than a century and is the stuff of textbooks. In contrast, the extracellular secretion of metabolites by muscle cells, and their effects on non-muscle cells near or far, has been investigated much less extensively. Here, we describe a number of cases in which striated muscle secretes a metabolite that elicits complex responses in other cells or tissues, with involvements in normal physiology as well as obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiac remodeling...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440767/zinc-alpha-2-glycoprotein-is-overproduced-in-cushing-s-syndrome
#4
Xavier Escoté, Gloria B Aranda, Mireia Mora, Gregori Casals, Joaquim Enseñat, Oscar Vidal, Yaiza Esteban, Irene Halperin, Felicia A Hanzu
INTRODUCTION: Cushing syndrome (CS), an endogenous hypercortisolemic condition with increased cardiometabolic morbidity, leads to development of abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and proatherogenic dyslipidemia. Zinc alpha-2 glycoprotein (ZAG) is a recently characterized lipolytic adipokine implicated in regulation of adipose tissue metabolism and fat distribution. In vitro and animal studies suggest that glucocorticoids interact with ZAG secretion and action. To assess the relationship between ZAG and glucocorticoids in a human model of hypercortisolism, circulating ZAG levels were tested in patients with CS and its counterpart controls...
January 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440735/nuclear-factor-e2-related-factor-2-knockdown-enhances-glucose-uptake-and-alters-glucose-metabolism-in-aml12-hepatocytes
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Xiaoyang Yuan, Huijing Huang, Yi Huang, Jinli Wang, Jinhua Yan, Ling Ding, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor known to induce the expression of a variety of antioxidant and detoxification genes. Recently, increasing evidence has revealed roles for Nrf2 in glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism; however, the exact functions of Nrf2 in hepatocyte biology are largely unclear. In the current study, the transient knockdown of Nrf2 via siRNA transfection enhanced the glucose uptake of fasting AML12 hepatocytes to 325.3 ± 11.1% ( P < 0.05) of that of untransfected control cells...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438649/pathophysiological-roles-of-canstatin-on-myofibroblasts-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Akira Sugiyama, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Myofibroblasts play an important role during remodeling process after myocardial infarction through proliferation, migration, production and degradation of extracellular matrix and contraction. Canstatin, a 24kDa polypeptide, is cleaved from α2 chain of type IV collagen, which is a major component of basement membrane around cardiomyocytes. We examined the effects of canstatin on myofibroblasts isolated from the areas of myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction model was made by ligating left anterior descending artery of Wistar rats...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438206/exogenous-gene-transfer-of-rab-3-8-small-gtpase-ameliorates-aberrant-lung-surfactant-homeostasis-in-ruby-rats
#7
Kazuhiro Osanai, Keisuke Nakase, Takashi Sakuma, Kazuaki Nishiki, Masafumi Nojiri, Ryo Kato, Masatoshi Saito, Yuki Fujimoto, Shiro Mizuno, Hirohisa Toga
BACKGROUND: Rab(3)8 small GTPase regulates intracellular transport in melanocytes and alveolar type II epithelial cells. Ruby rats carrying Rab(3)8 and other gene mutations exhibit oculocutaneous albinism, bleeding diathesis, and hence, are a rat model of human Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS). We previously showed that Long Evans Cinnamon (LEC) rats, one strain of the Ruby rats, developed aberrant lung surfactant homeostasis with remarkably enlarged lamellar bodies in alveolar type II cells...
April 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434389/evaluation-of-the-protective-effect-of-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injection-on-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Ömer Faruk Çalım, Yavuz Selim Yıldırım, Remzi Doğan, Selhattin Tuğrul, Özge Gedik, Orhan Özturan
OBJECTIVE: This study makes an analysis of the effect of Botulinum toxin type A on otitis media with effusion in rats. METHOD: As part of the study, 24 male Wistar Albino rats were divided into three groups: Group 1: Botulinum toxin Type A and Histamıne (intratympanic 0.2 ml = 20 unit BTA); Group 2: Saline and Histamine (intratympanic 0.2 ml 0.9%); Group 3: Histamine (intratympanic 0.2 ml). Histamine (intratympanic 0.2 ml) was administered into the right ear for all groups...
April 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434012/clinical-importance-of-somatostatin-receptor-2-sstr2-and-somatostatin-receptor-5-sstr5-expression-in-thyrotropin-producing-pituitary-adenoma-tshoma
#9
Benxia Yu, Zhongsheng Zhang, Hao Song, Yuchun Chi, Chunling Shi, Miao Xu
BACKGROUND Thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas (TSHomas) are a rare cause of hyperthyroidism. Somatostatin analogs have proved to be effective for inhibiting pituitary hormones secretion, working via interactions with somatostatin receptors (SSTRs). Moreover, antiproliferative activity of somatostatin analog is now demonstrated in several studies. In the present study, we determined the relative predominance of SSTR2 and SSTR5 subtypes among the different types of adenomas, especially TSHoma, and investigated the relationship between efficacy of short-term octreotide (OCT) treatment and SSTR expression...
April 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433724/whole-genome-de-novo-sequencing-of-wood-rot-fungus-fomitopsis-palustris-atcc62978-with-both-a-cellulolytic-and-ligninolytic-enzyme-system
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Chang-Young Hong, Su-Yeon Lee, Sun-Hwa Ryu, Myungkil Kim
Fomitopsis palustris is a model brown rot fungus causing destructive wood decay based on the cellulase system. Endoglucanase secreted by F. palustris hydrolyzes cellulose in both the crystalline and amorphous form. In this study, whole-genome sequencing was conducted to identify genes related to F. palustris cellulose degradation and their functions. We determined the 43-Mb complete draft genome of F. palustris (ATCC 62978), comprising 14,592 predicted gene models. Gene annotation provided crucial information about the location and function of protein-encoding genes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432081/glucose-tolerance-and-insulin-responsiveness-in-gitelman-syndrome-patients
#11
Tao Yuan, Lanping Jiang, Chen Chen, Xiaoyan Peng, Min Nie, Xuemei Li, Xiaoping Xing, Xuewang Li, Limeng Chen
Objective Impaired glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity have been reported in patients with Gitelman syndrome (GS), but insulin secretion and the related mechanisms are not well understood. Design and Methods The serum glucose levels, insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity were evaluated in patients with GS (n=28), patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and healthy individuals (n=20 in both groups) using an oral glucose tolerance test. Serum and urine sodium, potassium and creatinine levels were measured at 0, 30, 60, 120 and 180 min after an oral glucose load was administered...
April 21, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430102/variable-virulence-phenotype-of-xenorhabdus-bovienii-%C3%AE-proteobacteria-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-absence-of-their-vector-hosts
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John G McMullen, Rebecca McQuade, Jean-Claude Ogier, Sylvie Pagès, Sophie Gaudriault, S Patricia Stock
Xenorhabdus bovienii bacteria have a dual lifestyle: they are mutualistic symbionts to many species of Steinernema nematodes and are pathogens to a wide array of insects. Previous studies have shown that virulence of X.bovienii-Steinernema spp. pairs decreases when the nematodes associate with non-cognate bacterial strains. However, the virulence of the X. bovienii strains alone has not been fully investigated. In this study, we characterized the virulence of nine X. bovienii strains in Galleria mellonella and Spodoptera littoralis and performed a comparative genomic analysis to correlate observed phenotypes with strain genotypes...
April 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429367/can-type-1-diabetes-progression-be-halted-possible-role-of-high-dose-vitamin-d-and-omega-3-fatty-acids
#13
F Cadario, S Savastio, A M Rizzo, D Carrera, G Bona And C Ricordi
In Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in children, close to the onset the requirements of insulin are often reduced. This represents a transient recovery of endogenous insulin secretion named "honeymoon" because transient and followed by a progressive decline in C-peptide secretion. This case report describes the effect of administration of high dose vitamin D and Ω-3 fatty acids on T1D progression in a 8-year-old child. At today after one year and a half from the onset of T1D, the subject shows a near-normal blood glucose with the administration of 1...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428218/gain-of-function-mutation-in-filamin-a-potentiates-platelet-integrin-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-activation
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Eliane Berrou, Frédéric Adam, Marilyne Lebret, Virginie Planche, Patricia Fergelot, Odile Issertial, Isabelle Coupry, Jean-Claude Bordet, Paquita Nurden, Dominique Bonneau, Estelle Colin, Cyril Goizet, Jean-Philippe Rosa, Marijke Bryckaert
OBJECTIVE: Dominant mutations of the X-linked filamin A (FLNA) gene are responsible for filaminopathies A, which are rare disorders including brain periventricular nodular heterotopia, congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, cardiac valves or skeleton malformations, and often macrothrombocytopenia. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We studied a male patient with periventricular nodular heterotopia and congenital intestinal pseudo-obstruction, his unique X-linked FLNA allele carrying a stop codon mutation resulting in a 100-amino acid-long FLNa C-terminal extension (NP_001447...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428174/klotho-an-anti-aging-molecule-attenuates-oxidant-induced-alveolar-epithelial-cell-mtdna-damage-and-apoptosis
#15
Seok-Jo Kim, Paul Cheresh, Mesut Eren, Renea P Jablonski, Anjana Yeldandi, Karen M Ridge, Gr Scott Budinger, Dong-Hyun Kim, Myles S Wolf, Douglas Vaughan, David W Kamp
Alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) apoptosis and inadequate repair resulting from 'exaggerated' lung aging and mitochondrial dysfunction are critical determinants promoting lung fibrosis. α-Klotho, which is an anti-aging molecule that is expressed predominantly in the kidney and secreted in the blood, can protect lung epithelial cells against hyperoxia-induced apoptosis. We reasoned that Klotho protects AEC exposed to oxidative stress in part by maintaining mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity and mitigating apoptosis...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427476/regeneration-of-full-thickness-skin-defects-by-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-into-fibroblast-like-cells-by-fibroblast-conditioned-medium
#16
Woojune Hur, Hoon Young Lee, Hye Sook Min, Maierdanjiang Wufuer, Chang-Won Lee, Ji An Hur, Sang Hyon Kim, Byeung Kyu Kim, Tae Hyun Choi
BACKGROUND: Fibroblasts are ubiquitous cells in the human body and are absolutely necessary for wound healing such as for injured skin. This role of fibroblasts was the reason why we aimed to differentiate human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) into fibroblasts and to test their wound healing potency. Recent reports on hADSC-derived conditioned medium have indicated stimulation of collagen synthesis as well as migration of dermal fibroblasts in wound sites with these cells. Similarly, human fibroblast-derived conditioned medium (F-CM) was reported to contain a variety of factors known to be important for growth of skin...
April 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427199/combinatorial-treatment-with-polyi-c-and-anti-il6-enhances-apoptosis-and-suppresses-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Wai Hoe Lau, Xiphias Ge Zhu, Shamaine Wei Ting Ho, Shu Chun Chang, Jeak Ling Ding
Activation of TLR3 stimulates cancer cell apoptosis and triggers secretion of inflammatory cytokines. PolyI:C, a TLR3 agonist, activates immune cells and regresses metastatic lung cancer in vivo. Although polyI:C reportedly kills lung carcinomas, the mechanism remains elusive. Here, we demonstrated that polyI:C suppressed the proliferation and survival of metastatic (NCI-H358 and NCI-H292) and non-metastatic (A549) lung cancer cells. Notably, A549, NCI-H292 and NCI-H358 which are inducible by polyI:C, expressed low-to-medium level of TLR3 protein, and were susceptible to polyI:C treatment...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427090/the-aldosterone-synthase-inhibitor-fad286-is-suitable-for-lowering-aldosterone-levels-in-zdf-rats-but-not-in-db-db-mice
#18
Anja Hofmann, Coy Brunssen, Mirko Peitzsch, Mariya Balyura, Jennifer Mittag, Annika Frenzel, Anett Jannasch, Nicholas F Brown, Steven M Weldon, Kristina K Gueneva-Boucheva, Graeme Eisenhofer, Stefan R Bornstein, Henning Morawietz
Inhibition of aldosterone synthase is an alternative treatment option to mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism to prevent harmful aldosterone actions. FAD286 is one of the best characterized aldosterone synthase inhibitors to date. FAD286 improves glucose tolerance and increases glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in obese and diabetic ZDF rats. However, there is limited knowledge about the dose-dependent effects of FAD286 on plasma aldosterone, corticosterone, and 11-deoxycorticosterone in ZDF rats and in db/db mice, a second important rodent model of obesity and type 2 diabetes...
April 20, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426715/acute-hypoxia-influences-collagen-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-expression-by-human-keratoconus-cells-in-vitro
#19
Tina B McKay, Jesper Hjortdal, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Dimitrios Karamichos
Keratoconus (KC) is a progressive corneal ectasia linked to thinning of the central cornea. Hard contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and scleral lenses are the primary treatment modalities for early to mid- stages of KC to correct refractive error and astigmatism that develops as a result of an irregular corneal structure. These treatments are associated with significant drawbacks, including reduced availability of the tear film and oxygen to the corneal epithelium and stroma. However, it remains unknown whether hypoxia affects corneal integrity in the KC pathobiology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424219/down-regulation-of-rbo-pi4kiii%C3%AE-facilitates-a%C3%AE-42-secretion-and-ameliorates-neural-deficits-in-a%C3%AE-42-expressing-drosophila
#20
Xiao Zhang, Wen-An Wang, Li-Xiang Jiang, Hai-Yan Liu, Bao-Zhu Zhang, Nastasia Lim, Qing-Yi Li, Fu-De Huang
Phosphoinositides and their metabolizing enzymes are involved in Aβ42 metabolism and Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. In yeast and mammals, Eighty-five requiring 3 (EFR3), whose Drosophila homolog is Rolling Blackout (RBO), forms a plasma membrane-localized protein complex with phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase type IIIα(PI4KIIIα) and a scaffold protein to tightly control the level of plasmalemmal phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate (PI4P). Here, we report that RBO binds to Drosophila PI4KIIIα, and that in an Aβ42-expressing Drosophila model, separate genetic reduction of PI4KIIIα and RBO, or pharmacological inhibition of PI4KIIIα ameliorated synaptic transmission deficit, climbing ability decline, and premature death, and reduced neuronal accumulation of Aβ42 Moreover, we found that RBO-PI4KIIIa downregulation increased neuronal Aβ42 release, and that PI4P facilitated the assembly or oligomerization of Aβ42 in/on liposomes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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