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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245171/effects-of-atorvastatin-on-autophagy-in-skeletal-muscles-of-diabetic-rats
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Bingquan Yang, Jie Sun, Yang Yuan, Zilin Sun
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Atorvastatin is usually used to decrease the amount of fatty substances in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, it can cause side effects, such as breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. This study focuses on the effects of atorvastatin on autophagy of the skeletal muscles in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetes in rats in the diabetic (D) and atorvastatin (T) groups was induced using streptozotocin (65 mg/kg, intraperitoneal injection)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245028/on-site-evaluation-of-wagyu-beef-carcasses-based-on-the-monounsaturated-oleic-and-saturated-fatty-acid-composition-using-a-handheld-fiber-optic-near-infrared-spectrometer
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S Piao, T Okura, M Irie
The fat quality is an important aspect, especially for Wagyu beef. A handheld fiber-optic near-infrared spectrometer for on-site evaluation of beef fat quality was developed, and the interactance spectra of the intermuscular fat from 833 Wagyu carcasses at 12 markets were measured. The calibration model was transferred to five slave instruments using twenty-six block samples. The performance of one slave instrument was verified at five meat markets (n=360). The coefficients of determination of the slave instrument for monounsaturated, oleic, and saturated fatty acid compositions determined by gas chromatography and near-infrared measurements were 0...
November 27, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245026/ketogenic-diet-induced-extension-of-longevity-in-epileptic-kcna1-null-mice-is-influenced-by-gender-and-age-at-treatment-onset
#3
Kyoung-Chul Chun, Shun-Chieh Ma, Hyoungil Oh, Jong M Rho, Do Young Kim
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a leading cause of premature mortality in patients with epilepsy, and has been linked to multiple risk factors, including gender and early age at seizure onset. Despite the lack of a targeted therapy for SUDEP, it has recently been shown that a high-fat, low carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD) enhances longevity in the epileptic Kcna1-null (KO) mouse, a validated model of SUDEP. Here, we asked whether the KD-driven prolongation of lifespan in KO mice is dependent on sex and/or age at treatment onset...
November 21, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244961/time-dependent-therapeutic-roles-of-nitazoxanide-on-high-fat-diet-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-effects-on-hepatic-ppar-%C3%AE-receptors
#4
Samah Mohamed Elaidy, Mona A Hussain, Mohamed K El-Kherbetawy
Targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ) is an approved strategy in facing insulin resistance (IR) for the diabetes mellitus (DM)-type 2. The PPAR-γ modulators display improvements in the insulin sensitizing and adverse effects of the traditional thiazolidinediones (TZDs). Nitazoxanide (NTZ) is proposed as a PPAR-γ receptor ligand, with agonistic post-transcriptional effects. Currently, NTZ-antidiabetic activities versus pioglitazone (PIO) in a high-fat diet/streptozotocin (HFD/STZ) rat model of type-2 diabetes was explored...
December 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244836/energy-compensation-after-sprint-and-high-intensity-interval-training
#5
Matthew M Schubert, Elyse Palumbo, Rebekah F Seay, Katie K Spain, Holly E Clarke
BACKGROUND: Many individuals lose less weight than expected in response to exercise interventions when considering the increased energy expenditure of exercise (ExEE). This is due to energy compensation in response to ExEE, which may include increases in energy intake (EI) and decreases in non-exercise physical activity (NEPA). We examined the degree of energy compensation in healthy young men and women in response to interval training. METHODS: Data were examined from a prior study in which 24 participants (mean age, BMI, & VO2max = 28 yrs, 27...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244772/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expressed-in-myeloid-cells-slows-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-and-protects-against-macrophage-apoptosis-in-ldlr-ko-mice
#6
Leticia Gonzalez, Alexander S Qian, Usama Tahir, Pei Yu, Bernardo L Trigatti
We generated myeloid specific sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1pr1) deficient mice by crossing mice that had myeloid specific expression of Cre recombinase (lyzMCre) with mice having the S1pr1 gene flanked by loxP recombination sites. We transplanted bone marrow from these mice and control lyzMCre mice with intact macrophage S1pr1 gene expression into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene (Ldlr) deficient mice. The resulting chimeras were fed a high fat atherogenic diet for nine or twelve weeks and evaluated for atherosclerosis development in the aortic sinus...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243851/alterations-in-gene-expression-in-vitamin-d-deficiency-down-regulation-of-liver-cyp7a1-and-renal-oat3-in-mice
#7
Holly P Quach, Keumhan Noh, Stacie Y Hoi, Adrie Bruinsma, Geny M M Groothuis, Albert P Li, Edwin C Y Chow, K Sandy Pang
The vitamin D-deficient model, established in C57BL/6 mouse after 8-week feeding of vitamin D-deficient diets in absence or presence of added calcium, was found associated with elevated levels of plasma parathyroid hormone (PTH) and plasma and liver cholesterol, and reduction in cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (Cyp7a1, rate-limiting enzyme for cholesterol metabolism) and renal Oat3 mRNA/protein expression levels. There was, however, no change in plasma calcium and phosphate levels. Appraisal of the liver revealed up-regulation of mRNA expressions of the small heterodimer partner (Shp) and attenuation of Cyp7a1, which contributed to hypercholesterolemia in vitamin D-deficiency...
December 15, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243276/the-influence-of-shc-proteins-and-high-fat-diet-on-energy-metabolism-of-mice
#8
W A Baldassini, J J Ramsey, K Hagopian, D P D Lanna
The purpose of this study was to determine if Shc proteins influence the metabolic response to acute (7 days) feeding of a high-fat diet (HFD). To this end, whole animal energy expenditure (EE) and substrate oxidation were measured in the Shc knockout (ShcKO) and wild-type (WT) mice fed a control or HFD. The activities of enzymes of glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, electron transport chain (ETC), and β-oxidation were also investigated in liver and skeletal muscle of ShcKO and WT animals. The study showed that ShcKO increases (P < ...
December 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243183/effects-of-experimental-periodontitis-on-the-metabolic-system-in-rats-with-diet-induced-obesity-dio-an-analysis-of-serum-biochemical-parameters
#9
Ryutaro Kuraji, Miyako Fujita, Hiroshi Ito, Shuichi Hashimoto, Yukihiro Numabe
Recent studies have shown that periodontitis accelerates the progression of obesity-associated metabolic diseases. Thus, we examined the influence of periodontitis on serum biochemical parameters of metabolic disease in a diet-induced obesity (DIO) rat. First, we established the DIO model using ten male rats fed with either basal diet (lean group) or high-fat diet (DIO group) for 12 weeks. Second, to examine the interaction between periodontitis and obesity, we divided 24 DIO rats into the following four groups...
December 14, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243156/comfort-eating-and-all-cause-mortality-in-the-us-health-and-retirement-study
#10
Jenna R Cummings, Ashley E Mason, Eli Puterman, A Janet Tomiyama
PURPOSE: Comfort eating is a prevalent behavior. Prior research shows that comfort eating is associated with reduced stress responses and increased metabolic risk across adolescence, young adulthood, and middle adulthood. The purpose of the current research was to test if comfort eating prospectively predicted all-cause mortality in older adulthood. METHOD: The US Health and Retirement Study is an ongoing, nationally representative, longitudinal study of older adults...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242844/effects-of-increased-body-weight-and-short-term-weight-loss-on-serum-pcsk9-levels-a-prospective-pilot-study
#11
Theodosios D Filippatos, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Maria Georgoula, Constantinos C Tellis, Alexandros D Tselepis, Moses Elisaf
Introduction: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is associated with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) catabolism, but its serum concentration is not uniformly associated with cardiovascular disease in clinical studies. Obesity is linked with increased cardiovascular risk, but the effect of increased body weight and short-term weight loss on serum PCSK9 levels is not well studied. Material and methods: The aim of this prospective pilot study was to assess differences in serum PCSK9 levels (determined with a quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay) between otherwise healthy drug-naïve obese subjects and healthy individuals with normal body weight...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242797/lipoma-arborescens-eyes-see-what-mind-knows
#12
Himanshu Gurunath Kulkarni, Gurunath S Kulkarni, Prakash G Kulkarni
Introduction: Lipoma arborescens is a rare lesion, benign in nature and was first described in detail in 1957. <200 cases have been reported in the literature by now. It consists of subsynovial villous proliferation of mature fat cells. Since the incidence of the condition is very rare, definite etiology has not established. Arthroscopic or open synovectomy has been the treatment of choice of the lesion. Case Report: We present you a case of lipomatosis arborescens of the right knee in a 28-year-old male...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242277/endoplasmic-reticulum-chaperone-grp78-regulates-macrophage-function-and-insulin-resistance-in-diet-induced-obesity
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Jong Hun Kim, Eunjung Lee, Randall H Friedline, Sujin Suk, Dae Young Jung, Sezin Dagdeviren, Xiaodi Hu, Kunikazu Inashima, Hye Lim Noh, Jung Yeon Kwon, Aya Nambu, Jun R Huh, Myoung Sook Han, Roger J Davis, Amy S Lee, Ki Won Lee, Jason K Kim
Obesity-mediated inflammation is a major cause of insulin resistance, and macrophages play an important role in this process. The 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP78) is a major endoplasmic reticulum chaperone that modulates unfolded protein response (UPR), and mice with GRP78 heterozygosity were resistant to diet-induced obesity. Here, we show that mice with macrophage-selective ablation of GRP78 (Lyz-GRP78-/-) are protected from skeletal muscle insulin resistance without changes in obesity compared with wild-type mice after 9 wk of high-fat diet...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242259/chest-computed-tomography-derived-low%C3%A2-fat-free-mass-index-and-mortality-in%C3%A2-copd
#14
Merry-Lynn N McDonald, Alejandro A Diaz, Erica Rutten, Sharon M Lutz, Rola Harmouche, Raul San Jose Estepar, Greg Kinney, John E Hokanson, Barbara A Gower, Emiel F M Wouters, Stephen I Rennard, Craig P Hersh, Richard Casaburi, Mark T Dransfield, Edwin K Silverman, George R Washko
Low fat-free mass index (FFMI) is an independent risk factor for mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) not typically measured during routine care. In the present study, we aimed to derive fat-free mass from the pectoralis muscle area (FFMPMA) and assess whether low FFMIPMA is associated with all-cause mortality in COPD cases. We used data from two independent COPD cohorts, ECLIPSE and COPDGene.Two equal sized groups of COPD cases (n=759) from the ECLIPSE study were used to derive and validate an equation to calculate the FFMPMA measured using bioelectrical impedance from PMA...
December 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241577/caulerpa-okamurae-extract-inhibits-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-c57bl-6-mice
#15
Bhesh Raj Sharma, Hyun Jung Kim, Min Suk Kim, Chul Min Park, Dong Young Rhyu
Seaweeds are considered a potential source of antiobesity agents. Because Caulerpa, a seaweed, has been consumed for food in Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia, we hypothesized that Caulerpa okamurae may have antiobesity effects in an animal model of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity in C57BL/6 mice. Herein, we found that the ethanolic extract of C okamurae (COE) significantly inhibited lipid accumulation and reduced the expression of the master regulator of adipogenesis, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ, sterol regulatory element binding protein-1c, and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-α in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
November 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241556/hepatic-dysfunction-caused-by-consumption-of-a-high-fat-diet
#16
Anthony R Soltis, Norman J Kennedy, Xiaofeng Xin, Feng Zhou, Scott B Ficarro, Yoon Sing Yap, Bryan J Matthews, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Forest M White, Jarrod A Marto, Roger J Davis, Ernest Fraenkel
Obesity is a major human health crisis that promotes insulin resistance and, ultimately, type 2 diabetes. The molecular mechanisms that mediate this response occur across many highly complex biological regulatory levels that are incompletely understood. Here, we present a comprehensive molecular systems biology study of hepatic responses to high-fat feeding in mice. We interrogated diet-induced epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic alterations using high-throughput omic methods and used a network modeling approach to integrate these diverse molecular signals...
December 12, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241453/bile-acid-is-a-significant-host-factor-shaping-the-gut-microbiome-of-diet-induced-obese-mice
#17
Xiaojiao Zheng, Fengjie Huang, Aihua Zhao, Sha Lei, Yunjing Zhang, Guoxiang Xie, Tianlu Chen, Chun Qu, Cynthia Rajani, Bing Dong, Defa Li, Wei Jia
BACKGROUND: Intestinal bacteria are known to regulate bile acid (BA) homeostasis via intestinal biotransformation of BAs and stimulation of the expression of fibroblast growth factor 19 through intestinal nuclear farnesoid X receptor (FXR). On the other hand, BAs directly regulate the gut microbiota with their strong antimicrobial activities. It remains unclear, however, how mammalian BAs cross-talk with gut microbiome and shape microbial composition in a dynamic and interactive way. RESULTS: We quantitatively profiled small molecule metabolites derived from host-microbial co-metabolism in mice, demonstrating that BAs were the most significant factor correlated with microbial alterations among all types of endogenous metabolites...
December 14, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241351/association-between-plasma-trans-fatty-acid-concentrations-and-measures-of-glucose-homeostasis-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-in-nhanes-1999-2000
#18
Mohsen Mazidi, Arrigo F Cicero, Andre Pascal Kengne, Maciej Banach
There is limited evidence on the association between plasma trans-fatty acids (TFAs) and cardiometabolic risk factors. Therefore, we examined the association between plasma TFA concentrations and glucose homeostasis and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in adult Americans from the 1999 to 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants. Derivatized TFAs were separated by capillary gas chromatography. Of the 1678 participants, 46.5% were men. The mean age was 50.5 years overall, with no significant difference between men and women ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241322/modulatory-effects-of-dietary-supplementation-by-vernonia-amygdalina-on-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-wistar-rats
#19
Chima A Ekeleme-Egedigwe, Ifeoma I Ijeh, Polycarp N Okafor
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a growing public health problem arising from energy imbalance. The effect of 10% dietary incorporation of Vernonia amygdalina (VA) leaves into high-fat diets on some biological markers of adiposity and dyslipidaemia was investigated. METHODS: Experimental diets consisted of the following – CD (control diet); HFD (high-fat diet); and HFD- VA (HFD containing 10% Vernonia amygdalina leaves) supplementation. Fifteen male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups of five animals each...
October 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241148/obesity-exacerbates-the-acute-metabolic-side-effects-of-olanzapine
#20
Logan K Townsend, Willem T Peppler, Natasha D Bush, David C Wright
Olanzapine is a second-generation antipsychotic used in the management of schizophrenia and various off-label conditions. The acute metabolic responses of olanzapine recapitulate many of the side effects associated with obesity. Obesity rates are high in the schizophrenic population, but it is unknown whether pre-existing obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction augments the acute side effects of olanzapine. To address this question, we compared the responses to olanzapine in lean and high-fat diet-induced (HFD) obese mice...
December 8, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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