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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807877/cryptotanshinone-promotes-commitment-to-the-brown-adipocyte-lineage-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-c3h10t1-2-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-ampk-and-p38-mapk-signaling
#1
Khan Mohammad Imran, Naimur Rahman, Dahyeon Yoon, Miso Jeon, Byong-Taek Lee, Yong-Sik Kim
Although white adipose tissue (WAT) stores triglycerides and contributes to obesity, brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy as heat. Therefore, browning of WAT is regarded as an attractive way to counteract obesity. Our previous studies have revealed that treatment with cryptotanshinone (CT) during adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells inhibits their differentiation. Here, we found that pretreatment of C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cells with CT before exposure to adipogenic hormonal stimuli promotes the commitment of these mesenchymal stem cells to the adipocyte lineage as confirmed by increased triglyceride accumulation...
August 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807823/dietary-supplementation-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-counteracts-age-related-alterations-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-brain-of-old-rats
#2
Luigi Nicassio, Flavio Fracasso, Giuseppe Sirago, Clara Musicco, Anna Picca, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Palmiro Cantatore, Maria Nicola Gadaleta, Vito Pesce
We previously reported the ability of dietary supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) to prevent age-related decreases of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and liver of old rats. Here, we investigate the effects of ALCAR supplementation in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum of old rats by analyzing several parameters linked to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant defenses. We measured the level of the coactivators PGC-1α and PGC-1β and of the factors regulating mitochondrial biogenesis, finding an age-related decrease of PGC-1β, whereas PGC-1α level was unvaried...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805701/a-pectic-polysaccharide-from-sijunzi-decoction-promotes-the-antioxidant-defenses-of-sw480-cells
#3
Chao Huang, Zhongkai Zhu, Xiyue Cao, Xingfu Chen, Yuping Fu, Zhengli Chen, Lixia Li, Xu Song, Renyong Jia, Zhongqiong Yin, Gang Ye, Bin Feng, Yuanfeng Zou
Sijunzi Decoction (SJZD) is a formula used for the treatment of spleen deficiency and gastrointestinal diseases in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Polysaccharides are reported to be the main components of SJZD responsible for its bio-functions. However, highly purified and clearly characterized polysaccharides from SJZD are not well described. Here we obtained a purified polysaccharide (SJZDP-II-I) from SJZD using ion exchange chromatography and gel filtration. Structure analysis by FT-IR and NMR identified SJZDP-II-I as a typical pectic polysaccharide with homogalacturonan and rhamnogalacturonan type I regions and arabinogalactan type I and II as side chains...
August 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804438/green-tea-extract-induces-genes-related-to-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-and-limits-weight-gain-in-high-energy-diet-fed-rat
#4
Li-Han Chen, Yi-Wen Chien, Chung-Tiang Liang, Ching-Hung Chan, Meng-Han Fan, Hui-Yu Huang
Background: A wealth of research has reported on the anti-obesity effects of green tea extract (GTE). Although browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) has been reported to attenuate obesity, no study has disclosed the effects of GTE on browning in Sprague Dawley rats. Objectives: The aims of the study were to investigate the effects of GTE on anti-obesity and browning, and their underlying mechanisms. Methods: Four groups of rats (n=10/group) were used including a normal diet with vehicle treatment, and a high-energy diet (HED) with vehicle or GTE by oral gavage at 77...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803158/balasubramide-derivative-3c-modulates-microglia-activation-via-camkk%C3%AE-dependent-ampk-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway-in-neuroinflammatory-conditions
#5
Yunjie Wang, Wenchen Ruan, Junru Mi, Jingzi Xu, Haojie Wang, Zhengyu Cao, Juan M Saavedra, Luyong Zhang, Hansen Lin, Tao Pang
Neuroinflammation plays a vital role in the pathological process of cerebral ischemic stroke, but currently there is no effective treatment. After ischemia, microglia-produced proinflammatory mediator expression contributes to the aggravation of neuroinflammation, while anti-inflammatory activation of microglia develops an anti-neuroinflammatory effect via secretion of anti-inflammatory factor. Promoting the anti-inflammatory activation of microglia might be an effective treatment of stroke. Previously, we discovered one derivative of the natural product (+)-balasubramide, compound 3C, that exhibits a remarkably anti-neuroinflammatory effect in vitro with unknown mechanisms...
August 9, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801170/pgc-1%C3%AE-in-aging-and-lifelong-exercise-training-mediated-regulation-of-upr-in-mouse-liver
#6
Caroline M Kristensen, Christina T Brandt, Stine Ringholm, Henriette Pilegaard
Aging is associated with changes in several metabolic pathways affecting liver function including the adaptive unfolded protein response (UPR). On the other hand, exercise training has been shown to exert beneficial effects on metabolism including the liver and exercise training has been reported to affect hepatic UPR. PGC-1α is a transcriptional coactivator involved in exercise training-induced adaptations in skeletal muscle and liver. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the impact of PGC-1α in aging and lifelong exercise training-induced hepatic UPR in mice...
August 8, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798690/risk-of-myopathy-in-patients-in-therapy-with-statins-identification-of-biological-markers-in-a-pilot-study
#7
Giulia M Camerino, Olimpia Musumeci, Elena Conte, Kejla Musaraj, Adriano Fonzino, Emanuele Barca, Marco Marino, Carmelo Rodolico, Domenico Tricarico, Claudia Camerino, Maria R Carratù, Jean-François Desaphy, Annamaria De Luca, Antonio Toscano, Sabata Pierno
Statin therapy may induce skeletal muscle damage ranging from myalgia to severe rhabdomyolysis. Our previous preclinical studies showed that statin treatment in rats involves the reduction of skeletal muscle ClC-1 chloride channel expression and related chloride conductance (gCl). An increase of the activity of protein kinase C theta (PKC theta) isoform, able to inactivate ClC-1, may contribute to destabilize sarcolemma excitability. These effects can be detrimental for muscle function leading to drug-induced myopathy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795454/the-tcf7l2-pgc1%C3%AE-axis-connects-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-metabolic-shift-with-stem-cell-commitment-to-hepatic-differentiation
#8
Anaïs Wanet, Marino Caruso, Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner, Mehdi Najar, Antoine Fattaccioli, Catherine Demazy, Jonathan Evraerts, Hoda El-Kehdy, Guillaume Pourcher, Etienne Sokal, Thierry Arnould, Nicki Tiffin, Mustapha Najimi, Patricia Renard
Increasing evidence supports that modifications in the mitochondrial content, oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) activity, and cell metabolism influence the fate of stem cells. However, the regulators involved in the crosstalk between mitochondria and stem cell fate remain poorly characterized. Here, we identified a transcriptional regulatory axis, composed of TCF7L2 (transcription factor 7 like 2, a downstream effector of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, repressed during differentiation) and PGC-1α (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1 alpha, the master regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis, induced during differentiation), coupling the loss of pluripotency and early commitment to differentiation, to the initiation of mitochondrial biogenesis and metabolic shift toward OXPHOS...
August 10, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777921/minimal-alteration-in-muscle-lipid-genes-following-stabilized-weight-loss
#9
Robert H Coker, Leizleigh Robinette, Philip A Kern
PURPOSE: Variations in skeletal muscle peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1∝), carntine palmitoyltransferase (CPT-1), perilipin protein (PLIN2), and adipose tissue triglyceride lipase (ATGL), and comparative gene identification-58 (CGI-58) have been described to play important roles in the metabolic regulation of lipid oxidation, and may influence intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) and muscle lipid droplet size (LDS). While acute changes in caloric balance and/or aerobic capacity may affect lipid metabolism, the influence of sustained weight loss derived from caloric restriction (CWL) compared to exercise training (EWL) on the above mentioned parameters has not been fully elucidated...
August 4, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774817/euphorbia-factor-l1-inhibits-osteoclastogenesis-by-regulating-cellular-redox-status-and-induces-fas-mediated-apoptosis-in-osteoclast
#10
Seong-Eun Hong, Jiae Lee, Dong-Hyun Seo, Hye In Lee, Doo Ri Park, Gong-Rak Lee, You-Jin Jo, Narae Kim, Minjung Kwon, Hansem Shon, Eun Kyoung Seo, Han-Sung Kim, Soo Young Lee, Woojin Jeong
Excessive bone resorption caused by increased osteoclast number or activity leads to a variety of bone diseases including osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis. Thus, the therapeutic strategy for these diseases has been focused primarily on the inhibition of osteoclast formation and function. This study shows that euphorbia factor L1 (EFL1), a diterpenoid isolated from Euphorbia lathyris, inhibited osteoclastogenesis and induced osteoclast apoptosis. EFL1 suppressed osteoclast formation and bone resorption at both initial and terminal differentiation stages...
July 31, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771499/irisin-regulates-cardiac-physiology-in-zebrafish
#11
Lakshminarasimhan Sundarrajan, Chanel Yeung, Logan Hahn, Lynn P Weber, Suraj Unniappan
Irisin is a myokine encoded in its precursor fibronectin type III domain containing 5 (FNDC5). It is abundantly expressed in cardiac and skeletal muscle, and is secreted upon the activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1 alpha). We aimed to study the role of irisin on cardiac function and muscle protein regulation in zebrafish. Western blot analyses detected the presence of irisin protein (23 kDa) in zebrafish heart and skeletal muscle, and irisin immunoreactivity was detected in both tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770830/resveratrol-alleviates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats-by-improving-mitochondrial-function-through-pgc-1%C3%AE-deacetylation
#12
Wei-Jin Fang, Chun-Jiang Wang, Yang He, Yu-Lu Zhou, Xiang-Dong Peng, Shi-Kun Liu
Recent evidence shows that resveratrol (RSV) may ameliorate high-glucose-induced cardiac oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and myocardial fibrosis in diabetes. However, the mechanisms by which RSV regu¬lates mitochondrial function in diabetic cardiomyopathy have not been fully elucidated. Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to cardiac dysfunction in diabetic patients, which is associated with dysregulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1α (PGC-1α). In this study we examined whether resveratrol alleviated cardiac dysfunction in diabetes by improving mitochondrial function via SIRT1-mediated PGC-1α deacetylation...
August 3, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765643/mir-202-5p-is-a-novel-germ-plasm-specific-microrna-in-zebrafish
#13
Jing Zhang, Wei Liu, Yilin Jin, Peng Jia, Kuntong Jia, Meisheng Yi
Gametogenesis is a complicated biological process by which sperm and egg are produced for genetic transmission between generations. In many animals, the germline is segregated from the somatic lineage in early embryonic development through the specification of primordial germ cells (PGCs), the precursors of gametes for reproduction and fertility. In some species, such as fruit fly and zebrafish, PGCs are determined by the maternally provided germ plasm which contains various RNAs and proteins. Here, we identified a germ plasm/PGC-specific microRNA miR-202-5p for the first time in zebrafish...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761019/effects-of-trimetazidine-on-mitochondrial-respiratory-function-biosynthesis-and-fission-fusion-in-rats-with-acute-myocardial-ischemia
#14
Wen Shi, Wenfeng Shangguan, Yue Zhang, Can Li, Guangping Li
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial ischemia affects mitochondrial functions, leading to ionic imbalance and susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation. Trimetazidine, a metabolic agent, is clinically used in anti-anginal therapy. METHODS: In this study, the rats were orally treated by gavage with trimetazidine 10 mg/kg/d for 7 days, and the effects of trimetazidine on mitochondrial respiratory function, biosynthesis, and fission/fusion in rats with acute myocardial ischemia were evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760717/nanog-suppresses-the-expression-of-vasa-by-directly-regulating-nlk1-in-the-early-zebrafish-embryo
#15
Yanhua Liu, Weiwei Xue, Lin Zhu, Ding Ye, Xiaoqin Zhu, Huannan Wang, Yonghua Sun, Fengjiao Deng
Nanog is a homeodomain transcription factor that is essential for maintenance of pluripotency and self-renewal of embryonic stem cells (ESCs). In the present study, we demonstrate that zebrafish Nanog (zNanog) directly binds to the promoter region of zebrafish nlk1 (znlk1) by ChIP-Seq analysis and that it up-regulates the expression of znlk1 in fibroblast-like embryonic cells of Danio rerio (ZEM-2S cells) and in zebrafish embryos at 30% epiboly both at the mRNA and protein levels. In addition, compared with control (MO-C) embryos at 30% epiboly, the mRNA and protein expression of vasa and the numbers of vasa-positive cells were increased in embryos injected with zNanog morpholino (MO-zNanog)...
July 28, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760472/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-atrial-tissue-of-patients-developing-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Jelliffe Jeganathan, Rabya Saraf, Feroze Mahmood, Anam Pal, Manoj K Bhasin, Thomas Huang, Aaron Mittel, Ziyad Knio, Russell Simons, Kamal Khabbaz, Venkatachalam Senthilnathan, David Liu, Frank Sellke, Robina Matyal
BACKGROUND: Mitochondria are the major site of cellular oxidation. Metabolism and oxidative stress have been implicated as possible mechanisms for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac operations. Establishing the precise nature of mitochondrial dysfunction as an etiologic factor for oxidative stress-related cell death and apoptosis could further the understanding of POAF. To establish this relationship, mitochondrial function was studied in patients undergoing cardiac operations that developed POAF and compared it with patients without POAF...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757909/metabolic-reprogramming-autophagy-and-reactive-oxygen-species-are-necessary-for-primordial-germ-cell-reprogramming-into-pluripotency
#17
D Sainz de la Maza, A Moratilla, V Aparicio, C Lorca, Y Alcaina, D Martín, M P De Miguel
Cellular reprogramming is accompanied by a metabolic shift from oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) toward glycolysis. Previous results from our laboratory showed that hypoxia alone is able to reprogram primordial germ cells (PGCs) into pluripotency and that this action is mediated by hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1). As HIF1 exerts a myriad of actions by upregulating several hundred genes, to ascertain whether the metabolic switch toward glycolysis is solely responsible for reprogramming, PGCs were cultured in the presence of a pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2) activator, or glycolysis was promoted by manipulating PPARγ...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756657/versatile-separation-and-analysis-of-heparan-sulfate-oligosaccharides-using-graphitized-carbon-liquid-chromatography-and-electrospray-mass-spectrometry
#18
Rebecca L Miller, Scott E Guimond, Mark Prescott, Jeremy E Turnbull, Niclas Karlsson
Heparin and heparan sulfate (HS) by nature contain multiple isomeric structures, which are fundamental for the regulation of biological processes. Here we report the use of a porous graphitized carbon (PGC) LC-MS method with effective separation and sensitivity to separate mixtures of digested HS oligosaccharides. Application of this method allowed the separation of oligosaccharide mixtures with various degree of polymerization (dp) ranging from dp4 to dp8, two dp4 isomers that were baseline resolved, four dp6 isomers, and the observation of a dp3 oligosaccharide...
August 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756312/hydrogen-peroxide-nitric-oxide-and-atp-are-molecules-involved-in-cardiac-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-diabetes
#19
Silvina S Bombicino, Darío E Iglesias, Ivana A Rukavina-Mikusic, Bruno Buchholz, Ricardo J Gelpi, Alberto Boveris, Laura B Valdez
This study, in an experimental model of type I Diabetes Mellitus in rats, deals with the mitochondrial production rates and steady-state concentrations of H2O2 and NO, and ATP levels as part of a network of signaling molecules involved in heart mitochondrial biogenesis. Sustained hyperglycemia leads to a cardiac compromise against a work overload, in the absence of changes in resting cardiac performance and of heart hypertrophy. Diabetes was induced in male Wistar rats by a single dose of Streptozotocin (STZ, 60mg × kg(-1), ip...
July 26, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754603/a-pilgrim-s-progress-seeking-meaning-in-primordial-germ-cell-migration
#20
Andrea V Cantú, Diana J Laird
Comparative studies of primordial germ cell (PGC) development across organisms in many phyla reveal surprising diversity in the route of migration, timing and underlying molecular mechanisms, suggesting that the process of migration itself is conserved. However, beyond the perfunctory transport of cellular precursors to their later arising home of the gonads, does PGC migration serve a function? Here we propose that the process of migration plays an additional role in quality control, by eliminating PGCs incapable of completing migration as well as through mechanisms that favor PGCs capable of responding appropriately to migration cues...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research
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