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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036762/low-intensity-aerobic-exercise-training-inhibition-of-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-in-high-fat-diet-induced-ovariectomized-rats
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Hye Jin Kim, Won Jun Lee
PURPOSE: Postmenopausal women are highly susceptible to diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, or skeletal muscle atrophy and many people recognize the need for regular physical activity. Aerobic exercise training is known to improve the oxidative capacity and insulin sensitivity of skeletal muscles. This study aimed to investigate the role of low-intensity aerobic exercise training on skeletal muscle protein degradation or synthesis in the plantaris muscles of high-fat-fed ovariectomized rats...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036761/effects-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-n-3-and-resistance-training-on-muscle-quality-and-expression-of-atrophy-related-ubiquitin-ligases-in-middle-aged-mice-with-high-fat-dietinduced-obesity
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Seung-Lyul Oh, Sang-Rok Lee, Jeong-Su Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)/n-3 supplements and resistance exercise training (RT) for 20 weeks on muscle quality and genes related to protein synthesis/degradation in middle-aged mice with high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. METHODS: Nine-month-old C57BL/6 male mice were randomly assigned to five groups: 1) normal diet (C), 2) high-fat diet (H), 3) H+RT (HRT), 4) H+CLA/n-3 (H-CN), and 5) H+RT+CLA/n-3 (H-RTCN). HFD groups were given a diet containing 60% fat for 20 weeks, and exercised groups underwent progressive RT using weighted ladder climbing...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036198/the-homeodomain-interacting-protein-kinase-hpk-1-preserves-protein-homeostasis-and-longevity-through-master-regulatory-control-of-the-hsf-1-chaperone-network-and-torc1-restricted-autophagy-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#3
Ritika Das, Justine A Melo, Manjunatha Thondamal, Elizabeth A Morton, Adam B Cornwell, Beresford Crick, Joung Heon Kim, Elliot W Swartz, Todd Lamitina, Peter M Douglas, Andrew V Samuelson
An extensive proteostatic network comprised of molecular chaperones and protein clearance mechanisms functions collectively to preserve the integrity and resiliency of the proteome. The efficacy of this network deteriorates during aging, coinciding with many clinical manifestations, including protein aggregation diseases of the nervous system. A decline in proteostasis can be delayed through the activation of cytoprotective transcriptional responses, which are sensitive to environmental stress and internal metabolic and physiological cues...
October 16, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035754/regulation-of-autophagy-factors-by-oxidative-stress-and-cardiac-enzymes-imbalance-during-arsenic-or-and-copper-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-gallus-gallus
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Siwen Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Yizhi Shao, Bangyi Wang, Yulong Wang, Mingwei Xing
Basal autophagy has an indispensable role in the functioning and maintenance of cardiac geometry under physiological conditions. Recently, increasing evidence has demonstrated that arsenic (As)/copper (Cu) play important roles in the autophagy of the heart. The current study was to evaluate whether oxidative damage by As or/and Cu was correlated with autophagy through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the heart of birds. Arsenic trioxide (30mg/kg) or/and cupric sulfate (300mg/kg) were administered in a basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 12 weeks...
October 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034530/gene-expression-and-morphological-changes-in-the-intestinal-mucosa-associated-with-increased-permeability-induced-by-short-term-fasting-in-chickens
#5
S Gilani, G S Howarth, G Nattrass, S M Kitessa, R Barekatain, R E A Forder, C D Tran, R J Hughes
Short-term fasting for 4.5 and 9 hr has been demonstrated to increase intestinal permeability (IP) in chickens. This study aimed to investigate the effects of 0, 4.5, 9 and 19.5 hr fasting on intestinal gene expression and villus-crypt architecture of enterocytes in jejunal and ileal samples. On day 38, Ross-308 male birds were fasted according to their group and then euthanised. Two separate intestinal sections (each 2 cm long, jejunum and ileum) were collected. One section was utilised for villus height and crypt depth measurements...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034337/new-biomarkers-of-post-settlement-growth-in-the-sea-urchin-strongylocentrotus-purpuratus
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Alyaa Elsaid Abdelaziz Fadl, Magdy Elsayed Mahfouz, Mona Mabrouk Taha El-Gamal, Andreas Heyland
Some sea urchins, including the purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, have been successfully used in aquaculture, but their slow growth and late reproduction are challenging to overcome when developing efficient aquaculture production techniques. S. purpuratus develops via an indirect life history that is characterized by a drastic settlement process at the end of a larval period that lasts for several weeks. During this transition, the bilateral larva is transformed into a pentaradial juvenile, which will start feeding and growing in the benthic habitat...
October 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033791/protein-synthesis-inhibition-and-activation-of-the-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-are-potential-contributors-to-cisplatin-ototoxicity
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Brian D Nicholas, Shimon Francis, Elizabeth L Wagner, Sibo Zhang, Jung-Bum Shin
Cisplatin has been regarded as an effective and versatile chemotherapeutic agent for nearly 40 years. Though the associated dose-dependent ototoxicity is known, the cellular mechanisms by which cochleovestibular hair cell death occur are not well understood. We have previously shown that aminoglycoside ototoxicity is mediated in part by cytosolic protein synthesis inhibition. Despite a lack of molecular similarity, aminoglycosides were shown to elicit similar stress pathways to cisplatin. We therefore reasoned that there may be some role of protein synthesis inhibition in cisplatin ototoxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033400/protective-effects-of-luteolin-7-o-glucoside-against-starvation-induced-injury-through-upregulation-of-autophagy-in-h9c2-cells
#8
Hong Yao, Lichun Zhou, Linlin Tang, Yanhui Guan, Shang Chen, Yu Zhang, Xiuzhen Han
Cardiomyocyte nutrient deprivation is a common clinical event that mediates various cardiac ischemic processes and is associated with autophagy activation and cell survival or death. Luteolin-7-O-glucoside (LUTG) was one of the flavonoid glycosides isolated from Dracocephalum tanguticum. Previous research had showed that LUTG pretreatment had significant protective effects against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. However, whether LUTG could protect cardiomyocytes from starvation-induced injury was not clear...
October 16, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032027/peripheral-neuropathy-and-hindlimb-paralysis-in-a-mouse-model-of-adipocyte-specific-knockout-of-lkb1
#9
Yan Xiong, Jessica C Page, Naagarajan Narayanan, Chao Wang, Zhihao Jia, Feng Yue, Xine Shi, Wen Jin, Keping Hu, Meng Deng, Riyi Shi, Tizhong Shan, Gongshe Yang, Shihuan Kuang
Brown adipose tissues (BAT) burn lipids to generate heat through uncoupled respiration, thus representing a powerful target to counteract lipid accumulation and obesity. The tumor suppressor liver kinase b1 (Lkb1) is a key regulator of cellular energy metabolism; and adipocyte-specific knockout of Lkb1 (Ad-Lkb1 KO) leads to the expansion of BAT, improvements in systemic metabolism and resistance to obesity in young mice. Here we report the unexpected finding that the Ad-Lkb1 KO mice develop hindlimb paralysis at mid-age...
September 21, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031765/an-increased-autophagic-flux-contributes-to-the-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-urolithin-a-in-macrophages
#10
Yaw Duah Boakye, Laura Groyer, Elke H Heiss
BACKGROUND: An extract of Phyllanthus muellerianus and its constituent geraniin have been reported to exert anti-inflammatory activity in vivo. However, orally consumed geraniin, an ellagitannin, shows low bioavailability and undergoes metabolization to urolithins by gut microbiota. This study aimed at comparing geraniin and urolithin A with respect to inhibition of M1 (LPS) polarization of murine J774.1 macrophages and shedding more light on possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Photometric, fluorimetric as well as luminescence-based assays monitored production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO), cell viability or reporter gene expression...
October 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030891/seasonal-below-ground-metabolism-in-switchgrass
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N A Palmer, A J Saathoff, E D Scully, C M Tobias, P Twigg, S Madhavan, M Schmer, R Cahoon, S E Sattler, S J Edmé, R B Mitchell, G Sarath
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a perennial, polyploid, C4 warm-season grass is among the foremost herbaceous species being advanced as a source of biomass for biofuel end uses. At the end of every growing season, the aerial tissues senesce, and the below-ground rhizomes become dormant. Future growth is dependent on the successful over-wintering of the rhizomes. Although the importance of rhizome health to overall year-upon-year plant productivity has been long recognized, there is limited information on seasonal changes occurring during dormancy at both the transcriptome and metabolite levels...
October 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030820/investigating-cellular-quiescence-of-t-lymphocytes-and-antigen-induced-exit-from-quiescence
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Kai Yang, Hongbo Chi
Naïve T cells are in a quiescent state under homeostasis but respond to antigen stimulation by exiting from quiescence and entering the cell cycle. Appropriate regulation of quiescence is crucial for maintaining T cell homeostasis at steady state and initiating proper T cell responses to antigen stimulation. Emerging evidence indicates that signaling by mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) plays a central role in the control of T cell quiescence and antigen-induced exit from quiescence through coordinating immune signals, cellular metabolic programs, and cell cycle machinery...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030394/ptdins3p-controls-mtorc1-signaling-through-lysosomal-positioning
#13
Zhi Hong, Nina Marie Pedersen, Ling Wang, Maria Lyngaas Torgersen, Harald Stenmark, Camilla Raiborg
The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is a protein kinase complex that localizes to lysosomes to up-regulate anabolic processes and down-regulate autophagy. Although mTORC1 is known to be activated by lysosome positioning and by amino acid-stimulated production of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PtdIns3P) by the lipid kinase VPS34/PIK3C3, the mechanisms have been elusive. Here we present results that connect these seemingly unrelated pathways for mTORC1 activation. Amino acids stimulate recruitment of the PtdIns3P-binding protein FYCO1 to lysosomes and promote contacts between FYCO1 lysosomes and endoplasmic reticulum that contain the PtdIns3P effector Protrudin...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030165/hippocampal-mtor-signaling-is-required-for-the-antidepressant-effects-of-paroxetine
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Dawei Xu, Yuyu Sun, Chengniu Wang, Hao Wang, Yingjie Wang, Wei Zhao, Guofeng Bao, Fei Wang, Zhiming Cui, Bo Jiang
Although thought as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), the antidepressant mechanisms of paroxetine remain unknown. Previous studies have shown the role of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in depression. In this study, we investigated whether the antidepressant effects of paroxetine require mTOR signaling. We first examined whether chronic paroxetine administration restores the effects of CUMS and CSDS on the mTOR signaling cascade in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Then, the pharmacologcial inhibitors of mTOR signaling (LY294002, U0126 and rapamycin) were used to assay if the paroxetine-induced reversing effects in the CUMS and CSDS models were prevented by mTOR system blockade...
October 10, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029772/inhibition-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-with-rapamycin-prevents-trauma-induced-heterotopic-ossification
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Ammar T Qureshi, Devaveena Dey, Erin M Sanders, Jonathan G Seavey, Allison M Tomasino, Kaitlyn Moss, Benjamin Wheatley, David Cholok, Shawn Loder, John Li, Benjamin Levi, Thomas A Davis
A pressing clinical need exists for 63% to 65% of combat-wounded service members and 11% to 20% of civilians who develop heterotopic ossification (HO) after blast-related extremity injury and traumatic injuries, respectively. The mammalian target of rapamycin pathway is a central cellular sensor of injury. We evaluated the prophylactic effects of rapamycin, a selective inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin signaling, on HO formation in a rat model of blast-related, polytraumatic extremity injury. Rapamycin was administered intraperitoneally daily for 14 days at 0...
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029490/7-ketocholesterol-and-27-hydroxycholesterol-decreased-doxorubicin-sensitivity-in-breast-cancer-cells-estrogenic-activity-and-mtor-pathway
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Chun-Wei Wang, Chiung-Chiao Huang, Pei-Hsin Chou, Yu-Ping Chang, Shouzuo Wei, Frederick Peter Guengerich, Yueh-Ching Chou, Sheng-Fan Wang, Ping-Shan Lai, Pavel Souček, Yune-Fang Ueng
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the risk factors for poor outcome in breast cancer therapy. To elucidate the influence of the main circulating oxysterols, cholesterol oxidation products, on the cell-killing effect of doxorubicin, cells were exposed to oxysterols at a subtoxic concentration. When cells were exposed to oxysterols in fetal bovine serum-supplemented medium, 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC), but not 27-hydroxycholesterol (27-HC), decreased the cytotoxicity of doxorubicin in MCF-7 (high estrogen receptor (ER)α/ERβ ratio) cells and the decreased cytotoxicity was restored by the P-glycoprotein inhibitor verapamil...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029388/rapamycin-induced-mir-21-promotes-mitochondrial-homeostasis-and-adaptation-in-mtorc1-activated-cells
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Hilaire C Lam, Heng-Jia Liu, Christian V Baglini, Harilaos Filippakis, Nicola Alesi, Julie Nijmeh, Heng Du, Alicia Llorente Lope, Katherine A Cottrill, Adam Handen, John M Asara, David J Kwiatkowski, Issam Ben-Sahra, William M Oldham, Stephen Y Chan, Elizabeth P Henske
mTORC1 hyperactivation drives the multi-organ hamartomatous disease tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Rapamycin inhibits mTORC1, inducing partial tumor responses; however, the tumors regrow following treatment cessation. We discovered that the oncogenic miRNA, miR-21, is increased in Tsc2-deficient cells and, surprisingly, further increased by rapamycin. To determine the impact of miR-21 in TSC, we inhibited miR-21 in vitro. miR-21 inhibition significantly repressed the tumorigenic potential of Tsc2-deficient cells and increased apoptosis sensitivity...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029244/elmo1-regulates-the-induction-of-autophagy-and-bacterial-clearance-during-enteric-infection
#18
Arup Sarkar, Courtney Tindle, Rama F Pranadinata, Sharon Reed, Lars Eckmann, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, Peter B Ernst, Soumita Das
Macrophages are specialized phagocytic cells involved in clearing invading pathogens. Earlier we reported the Engulfment and Cell Motility protein 1 (ELMO1) in macrophages mediates bacterial internalization and intestinal inflammation. Here we studied the role of ELMO1 in the fate of internalized target. ELMO1 is present in the intracellular vesicles and enhanced LC3B accumulation following engulfment of Salmonella or treatment with autophagy-inducing rapamycin. ATG5 and ULK1 are involved in classical autophagy while LC3-associated phagocytosis (LAP) is ULK1-independent...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025710/opposing-actions-of-akt-protein-kinase-b-isoforms-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-injury-and-therapeutic-response
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Yu Jin, Yi Xie, Allison C Ostriker, Xinbo Zhang, Renjing Liu, Monica Y Lee, Kristen L Leslie, Waiho Tang, Jing Du, Seung Hee Lee, Yingdi Wang, William C Sessa, John Hwa, Jun Yu, Kathleen A Martin
OBJECTIVE: Drug-eluting stent delivery of mTORC1 (mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1) inhibitors is highly effective in preventing intimal hyperplasia after coronary revascularization, but adverse effects limit their use for systemic vascular disease. Understanding the mechanism of action may lead to new treatment strategies. We have shown that rapamycin promotes vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation in an AKT2-dependent manner in vitro. Here, we investigate the roles of AKT (protein kinase B) isoforms in intimal hyperplasia...
October 12, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024899/mangiferin-ameliorates-fatty-liver-via-modulation-of-autophagy-and-inflammation-in-high-fat-diet-induced-mice
#20
Hu Wang, Yang-Yang Zhu, Li Wang, Tian Teng, Meng Zhou, Shu-Guang Wang, Yi-Zhu Tian, Lei Du, Xiao-Xing Yin, Ying Sun
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease globally. The progression of NAFLD is complex and associated with inflammation, oxidative stress, autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and insulin resistance. Mangiferin, a natural C-glucosyl xanthone, has been reported to show multiple biological activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of mangiferin on NAFLD and the underlying molecular mechanism. We established a mouse model of NAFLD using a high-fat diet (HFD), and injected the mice with different doses of mangiferin (15, 30, and 60mg/kg, intraperitoneal) for 12 weeks...
October 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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