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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903836/sericin-ameliorated-dysmorphic-mitochondria-in-high-cholesterol-diet-streptozotocin-rat-by-antioxidative-property
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Sumate Ampawong, Duangnate Isarangkul, Pornanong Aramwit
Sericin has been implicated in lower cholesterolemic effect due to its properties with several mechanisms. Mitochondria are one of the most important targets to be affected in high blood cholesterol and glucose conditions. The protective role of sericin on mitochondria remains doubtful. To examine this role, electron microscopic, histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and biochemical studies were performed in a high-cholesterol diet/streptozotocin rat model. The results demonstrated that sericin reduced blood cholesterol without hypoglycemic effect...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902700/plasma-lactoferrin-levels-positively-correlate-with-insulin-resistance-despite-an-inverse-association-with-total-adiposity-in-lean-and-severely-obese-patients
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Sylvain Mayeur, Alain Veilleux, Yves Pouliot, Benoît Lamarche, Jean-François Beaulieu, Frédéric S Hould, Denis Richard, André Tchernof, Emile Levy
CONTEXT: Lactoferrin (Lf) is an important protein found on mucosal surfaces, within neutrophils and various cells, and in biological fluids. It displays multiple functions, including iron-binding as well as antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. Although Lf ingestion has been suggested to cause adiposity reduction in murine models and humans, its relationship with insulin resistance (IR) has not been studied thoroughly. OBJECTIVE: To establish the association between circulating Lf levels, glucose status and blood lipid/lipoprotein profile...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899146/impact-of-visceral-fat-on-gene-expression-profile-in-peripheral-blood-cells-in-obese-japanese-subjects
#3
Yoshinari Obata, Norikazu Maeda, Yuya Yamada, Koji Yamamoto, Seiji Nakamura, Masaya Yamaoka, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Shigeki Masuda, Hirofumi Nagao, Shiro Fukuda, Yuya Fujishima, Shunbun Kita, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Tohru Funahashi, Ken-Ichi Matsubara, Yuji Matsuzawa, Iichiro Shimomura
BACKGROUND: Visceral fat plays a central role in the development of metabolic syndrome and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. The association of visceral fat accumulation with cardio-metabolic diseases has been reported, but the impact of visceral fat on the gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of visceral fat area (VFA) and subcutaneous fat area (SFA) on the gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells of obese subjects...
November 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895996/label-free-fast-3d-coherent-imaging-reveals-pancreatic-islet-micro-vascularization-and-dynamic-blood-flow
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Corinne Berclaz, Daniel Szlag, David Nguyen, Jérôme Extermann, Arno Bouwens, Paul J Marchand, Julia Nilsson, Anja Schmidt-Christensen, Dan Holmberg, Anne Grapin-Botton, Theo Lasser
In diabetes, pancreatic β-cells play a key role. These cells are clustered within structures called islets of Langerhans inside the pancreas and produce insulin, which is directly secreted into the blood stream. The dense vascularization of islets of Langerhans is critical for maintaining a proper regulation of blood glucose homeostasis and is known to be affected from the early stage of diabetes. The deep localization of these islets inside the pancreas in the abdominal cavity renders their in vivo visualization a challenging task...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893829/sansevieria-roxburghiana-schult-schult-f-family-asparagaceae-attenuates-type-2-diabetes-and-its-associated-cardiomyopathy
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Niloy Bhattacharjee, Ritu Khanra, Tarun K Dua, Susmita Das, Bratati De, M Zia-Ul-Haq, Vincenzo De Feo, Saikat Dewanjee
BACKGROUND: Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult. F. (Family: Asparagaceae) rhizome has been claimed to possess antidiabetic activity in the ethno-medicinal literature in India. Therefore, present experiments were carried out to explore the protective role of edible (aqueous) extract of S. roxburghiana rhizome (SR) against experimentally induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its associated cardiomyopathy in Wistar rats. METHODS: SR was chemically characterized by GC-MS analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893760/leaf-extract-from-lithocarpus-polystachyus-rehd-promote-glycogen-synthesis-in-t2dm-mice
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Jinfei Wang, Yumin Huang, Kaixiang Li, Yingying Chen, Diana Vanegas, Eric Scott McLamore, Yingbai Shen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of leaf extract from Lithocarpus polystachyus Rehd. on type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the active ingredients of this effect. In addition, this study determined, for the first time, the underlying molecular and pharmacological mechanisms of the extracts on hyperglycemia using long-term double high diet-fed and streptozotocin (STZ) induced type II diabetic mice. In the present study, leaf extract, phloridzin and trilobatin were assessed in vivo (gavage) and in vitro (non-invasive micro-test technique, NMT) in experimental T2DM mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891203/effect-of-different-glucose-supply-conditions-on-neuronal-energy-metabolism
#7
Hongwen Zheng, Rubin Wang, Jingyi Qu
The glucose-excited neurons in brain can sense blood glucose levels and reflect different firing states, which are mainly associated with regulation of blood glucose and energy demand in the brain. In this paper, a new model of glucose-excited neuron in hypothalamus is proposed. The firing properties and energy consumption of this type of neuron under conditions of different glucose levels are simulated and analyzed. The results show that the firing rate and firing duration of the neuron both increase with increasing extracellular glucose levels, but the maximum energy power for an AP is reduced...
December 2016: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888043/infusion-of-fluoxetine-a-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-in-the-shell-region-of-the-nucleus-accumbens-increases-blood-glucose-concentrations-in-rats
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C Diepenbroek, M Rijnsburger, L Eggels, K M van Megen, M T Ackermans, E Fliers, A Kalsbeek, M J Serlie, S E la Fleur
The brain is well known to regulate blood glucose, and the hypothalamus and hindbrain, in particular, have been studied extensively to understand the underlying mechanisms. Nuclei in these regions respond to alterations in blood glucose concentrations and can alter glucose liver output or glucose tissue uptake to maintain blood glucose concentrations within strict boundaries. Interestingly, several cortico-limbic regions also respond to alterations in glucose concentrations and have been shown to project to hypothalamic nuclei and glucoregulatory organs...
November 22, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887573/in-vitro-function-of-upstream-visfatin-polymorphisms-that-are-associated-with-adverse-cardiometabolic-parameters-in-obese-children
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Delicia Shu Qin Ooi, Siong Gim Ong, Chew Kiat Heng, Kah Yin Loke, Yung Seng Lee
BACKGROUND: Visfatin is an adipokine associated with glucose and lipid metabolism. We previously reported two visfatin upstream single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), c.-3187G > A (rs11977021) and c.-1537C > T (rs61330082), which were in perfect linkage disequilibrium, in a Singaporean cohort of severely obese children and are associated with visfatin level and adverse cardiometabolic parameters. We aim to functionally characterize the effect of c.-3187G > A and c...
November 25, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886623/liver-bcatm-transgenic-mouse-model-reveals-the-important-role-of-the-liver-in-maintaining-bcaa-homeostasis
#10
Elitsa A Ananieva, Cynthia G Van Horn, Meghan R Jones, Susan M Hutson
Unlike other amino acids, the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) largely bypass first-pass liver degradation due to a lack of hepatocyte expression of the mitochondrial branched-chain aminotransferase (BCATm). This sets up interorgan shuttling of BCAAs and liver-skeletal muscle cooperation in BCAA catabolism. To explore whether complete liver catabolism of BCAAs may impact BCAA shuttling in peripheral tissues, the BCATm gene was stably introduced into mouse liver. Two transgenic mouse lines with low and high hepatocyte expression of the BCATm transgene (LivTg-LE and LivTg-HE) were created and used to measure liver and plasma amino acid concentrations and determine whether the first two BCAA enzymatic steps in liver, skeletal muscle, heart and kidney were impacted...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882092/the-influence-of-exendin-4-intervention-on-obese-diabetic-mouse-blood-and-the-pancreatic-tissue-immune-microenvironment
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Jinshui He, Chaowei Lian, Yanling Fang, Jinzhi Wu, Huowang Zhou, Xiaoling Ye
The aim of the study was to determine the influence of exendin-4 intervention on non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse blood and the pancreatic tissue immune microenvironment. A total of 40 clean NOD mice were used in the study and randomly divided into 4 groups (n=10/group). The first group was blank control group D with normal saline intervention, and with different doses of exendin, i.e.,-4 2, 4 and 8 µg/kg/day. The three remaining groups were: i) Low-dose group A; ii) medium-dose group B; and iii) high-dose group C...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879673/4-hydroxyisoleucine-from-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graecum-effects-on-insulin-resistance-associated-with-obesity
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REVIEW
Anaguiven Avalos-Soriano, Ricardo De la Cruz-Cordero, Jorge L Rosado, Teresa Garcia-Gasca
Obesity and insulin resistance (IR) are interdependent multifactorial processes that cannot be understood separately. Obesity leads to systemic inflammation and increased levels of free fatty acids that provoke IR and lipotoxicity. At the same time, IR exacerbates adipose cell dysfunction, resulting in chronic inflammation and major lipotoxic effects on nonadipose tissues. 4-Hydroxyisoleucine (4-OHIle), a peculiar nonprotein amino acid isolated from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds, exhibits interesting effects on IR related to obesity...
November 22, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876064/melatonin-improves-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-mapk-jnk-p38-signaling-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Hang Sun, Xingchun Wang, Jiaqi Chen, Kexiu Song, Aaron M Gusdon, Liang Li, Le Bu, Shen Qu
BACKGROUND: Melatonin can regulate lipid metabolism, increase insulin sensitivity, regulate glucose metabolism and reduce body weight. This study is aimed to determine the effects and mechanism of action of melatonin on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in high-fat-diet (HFD) induced obese mice. METHODS: NAFLD was induced by HFD in C57BL/6 mice. A total of 24 mice were randomly assigned to 4 groups. Groups A and B were fed with HFD for 36 weeks while groups C and D were fed with a regular diet (RD)...
November 23, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875241/dynamical-compensation-in-physiological-circuits
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Omer Karin, Avital Swisa, Benjamin Glaser, Yuval Dor, Uri Alon
Biological systems can maintain constant steady-state output despite variation in biochemical parameters, a property known as exact adaptation. Exact adaptation is achieved using integral feedback, an engineering strategy that ensures that the output of a system robustly tracks its desired value. However, it is unclear how physiological circuits also keep their output dynamics precise-including the amplitude and response time to a changing input. Such robustness is crucial for endocrine and neuronal homeostatic circuits because they need to provide a precise dynamic response in the face of wide variation in the physiological parameters of their target tissues; how such circuits compensate their dynamics for unavoidable natural fluctuations in parameters is unknown...
November 8, 2016: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874312/momilactone-b-inhibits-ketosis-in-vitro-by-regulating-the-angptl3-lpl-pathway-and-inhibiting-hmgcs2
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Dong Young Kang, Nipin S P, Pramod Darvin, Youn Hee Joung, Hyo Joo Byun, Chang Hee Do, Kyung Do Park, Mi Na Park, Kwang Hyun Cho, Young Mok Yang
Ketogenesis is the production of ketone bodies, which provide energy when the body lacks glucose. Under ketogenic conditions, the body switches from primarily carbohydrate to fat metabolism to maintain energy balance. However, accumulation of high levels of ketone bodies in the blood results in ketosis. Treating ketosis with natural substances is preferable, because they are unlikely to cause side-effects. Momilactone B is an active compound isolated from Korean rice. Based on previous studies, we hypothesized that momilactone B could inhibit ketosis...
November 22, 2016: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871900/insulin-adenosine-axis-linked-signalling
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REVIEW
Luis Silva, Mario Subiabre, Joaquín Araos, Tamara Sáez, Rocío Salsoso, Fabián Pardo, Andrea Leiva, Rody San Martín, Fernando Toledo, Luis Sobrevia
Regulation of blood flow depends on systemic and local release of vasoactive molecules such as insulin and adenosine. These molecules cause vasodilation by activation of plasma membrane receptors at the vascular endothelium. Adenosine activates at least four subtypes of adenosine receptors (A1AR, A2AAR, A2BAR, A3AR), of which A2AAR and A2BAR activation leads to increased cAMP level, generation of nitric oxide, and relaxation of the underlying smooth muscle cell layer. Vasodilation caused by adenosine also depends on plasma membrane hyperpolarization due to either activation of intermediate-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels in vascular smooth muscle or activation of ATP-activated K(+) channels in the endothelium...
November 19, 2016: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871808/new-mechanism-of-lipotoxicity-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-deficiency-of-endogenous-h2s-production-and-er-stress
#17
Runmin Guo, Zijun Wu, Jiamei Jiang, Chang Liu, Bin Wu, Xingyue Li, Teng Li, Hailiang Mo, Songjian He, Shanghai Li, Hai Yan, Ruina Huang, Qiong You, Keng Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the roles and mechanisms of endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: Blood of DCM patients included in the study were collected. The model of DCM rats was established using streptozotocin (STZ) injection. Cardiac lipotoxicity in vitro models were established using 500μM palmitic acid (PA) treatment for 24h in AC16 cardiomyocytes. Endogenous H2S production in plasma, culture supernatant and heart was measured by sulphur ion-selective electrode assay...
November 18, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864352/single-cell-transcriptomes-identify-human-islet-cell-signatures-and-reveal-cell-type-specific-expression-changes-in-type-2-diabetes
#18
Nathan Lawlor, Joshy George, Mohan Bolisetty, Romy Kursawe, Lili Sun, Sivakamasundari V, Ina Kycia, Paul Robson, Michael L Stitzel
Blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by the coordinated action of at least four cell types constituting pancreatic islets. Changes in the proportion and/or function of these cells are associated with genetic and molecular pathophysiology of monogenic, type 1, and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Cellular heterogeneity impedes precise understanding of the molecular components of each islet cell type that govern islet dysfunction, particularly the less abundant delta and gamma/pancreatic polypeptide (PP) cells. Here, we report single cell transcriptomes for 638 cells from non-diabetic (ND) and T2D human islet samples...
November 18, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864142/glycogen-storage-disease-type-ib-neutrophils-exhibit-impaired-cell-adhesion-and-migration
#19
Goo-Young Kim, Young Mok Lee, Joon Hyun Kwon, Hyun Sik Jun, Janice Chou
Glycogen storage disease type Ib (GSD-Ib), characterized by impaired glucose homeostasis, neutropenia, and neutrophil dysfunction, is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency in the glucose-6-phosphate transporter (G6PT). Neutrophils play an essential role in the defense against invading pathogens. The recruitment of neutrophils towards the inflammation sites in response to inflammatory stimuli is a tightly regulated process involving rolling, adhesion, and transmigration. In this study, we investigated the role of G6PT in neutrophil adhesion and migration using in vivo and in vitro models...
November 15, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864139/evening-morning-peroxiredoxin-2-redox-oligomeric-state-changes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-red-blood-cells-correlation-with-polysomnographic-and-metabolic-parameters
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Amélia Feliciano, Fátima Vaz, Vukosava M Torres, Cristina Valentim-Coelho, Rita Silva, Vesna Prosinecki, Bruno M Alexandre, Ana S Carvalho, Rune Matthiesen, Atul Malhotra, Paula Pinto, Cristina Bárbara, Deborah Penque
We have examined the effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) on red blood cell (RBC) proteome variation at evening/morning day time to uncover new insights into OSA-induced RBC dysfunction that may lead to OSA manifestations. Dysregulated proteins mainly fall in the group of catalytic enzymes, stress response and redox regulators such as peroxiredoxin 2 (PRDX2). Validation assays confirmed that at morning the monomeric/dimeric forms of PRDX2 were more overoxidized in OSA RBC compared to evening samples. Six month of positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment decreased this overoxidation and generated multimeric overoxidized forms associated with chaperone/transduction signaling activity of PRDX2...
November 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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