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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667822/ypaoamides-b-and-c-linear-lipopeptides-from-an-okeania-sp-marine-cyanobacterium
#1
Kosuke Sueyoshi, Miki Yamada, Aki Yamano, Kaori Ozaki, Shimpei Sumimoto, Arihiro Iwasaki, Kiyotake Suenaga, Toshiaki Teruya
Two new pyrrolinone-containing lipopeptides, ypaoamides B (1) and C (2), were isolated from an Okeania sp. marine cyanobacterium collected in Okinawa. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic analysis and Marfey's analysis of acid hydrolysates. Ypaoamides B (1) and C (2) stimulated glucose uptake in cultured rat L6 myotubes. In particular, ypaoamide B (1) showed potent activity and activated AMP-activated protein kinase.
April 18, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667627/propofol-inhibits-hela-cells-by-impairing-autophagic-flux-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-regulated-by-calcium
#2
Xi Chen, Kai Li, Guoqing Zhao
BACKGROUND Propofol has antitumor effects against various cancers. However, the mechanism of action of propofol in HeLa human cervical cancer cells has not been elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS We treated HeLa human cervical cancer cells with different concentrations of propofol. Cell viability was evaluated with Cell Counting Kit-8 and apoptosis was analyzed by annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry. Autophagosome formation was evaluated based on microtubule-associated protein light chain (LC)3 conversion and light chain 3 puncta formation...
April 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666899/altered-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-ultrastructure-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
#3
Cynthia M F Monaco, Meghan C Hughes, Sofhia V Ramos, Nina E Varah, Christian Lamberz, Fasih A Rahman, Chris McGlory, Mark A Tarnopolsky, Matthew P Krause, Robert Laham, Thomas J Hawke, Christopher G R Perry
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: A comprehensive assessment of skeletal muscle ultrastructure and mitochondrial bioenergetics has not been undertaken in individuals with type 1 diabetes. This study aimed to systematically assess skeletal muscle mitochondrial phenotype in young adults with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Physically active, young adults (men and women) with type 1 diabetes (HbA1c 63.0 ± 16.0 mmol/mol [7.9% ± 1.5%]) and without type 1 diabetes (control), matched for sex, age, BMI and level of physical activity, were recruited (n = 12/group) to undergo vastus lateralis muscle microbiopsies...
April 18, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666569/inhibitory-effects-of-betulinic-acid-on-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-involve-m2-microglial-polarization-via-camkk%C3%AE-dependent-ampk-activation
#4
Chuwen Li, Chao Zhang, Hefeng Zhou, Yu Feng, Fan Tang, Maggie P M Hoi, Chengwei He, Dan Ma, Chao Zhao, Simon M Y Lee
In response to the microenvironment, microglia may polarize into either an M1 pro-inflammatory phenotype, exacerbating neurotoxicity, or an M2 anti-inflammatory phenotype, conferring neuroprotection. Betulinic acid (BA) is a naturally pentacyclic triterpenoid with considerable anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we aim to investigate the potential effects of BA on microglial phenotype polarization and to reveal the underlying mechanisms of action. First, we confirmed that BA promoted M2 polarization and inhibited M1 polarization in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV-2 microglial cells...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663879/anti-cancer-effects-of-metformin-recent-evidences-for-its-role-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-cancer
#5
Masoumeh Kheirandish, Hamidreza Mahboobi, Maryam Yazdanparast, Warda Kamal, Mohammad A Kamal
Metformin is widely used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Recently growing evidence has shown its anti-cancer effects. The results are mainly obtained from observational studies and thus, little information is available concerning the mechanisms of action. Adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) plays an important role in the mechanism of action of metformin. The anti-cancer mechanisms of metformin include direct and indirect effects. The direct effects of metformin include AMPK-independent and AMPK-dependent effects, whereas the decrease in glucose level, hyperinsulinemia, and Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) level was considered its indirect effects...
April 16, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662489/immunological-approaches-towards-cancer-and-inflammation-a-cross-talk
#6
REVIEW
Xinglong Qu, Ying Tang, Shucheng Hua
The inflammation is the protective response of the body against various harmful stimuli; however, the aberrant and inappropriate activation tends to become harmful. The acute inflammatory response tends to resolved once the offending agent is subside but this acute response becomes chronic in nature when the body is unable to successfully neutralized the noxious stimuli. This chronic inflammatory microenvironment is associated with the release of various pro-inflammatory and oncogenic mediators such as nitric oxide (NO), cytokines [IL-1β, IL-2, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)], growth factor, and chemokines...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662080/involvement-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-in-regulation-of-cell-membrane-potential-in-a-gastric-cancer-cell-line
#7
Lin Zhu, Xiao-Jian Yu, Sheng Xing, Feng Jin, Wei-Jun Yang
Membrane potential (Vmem ) is a key bioelectric property of non-excitable cells that plays important roles in regulating cell proliferation. However, the regulation of Vmem itself remains largely unexplored. We found that, under nutrient starvation, during which cell division is inhibited, MKN45 gastric cancer cells were in a hyperpolarized state associated with a high intracellular chloride concentration. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity increased, and expression of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) decreased, in nutrient-starved cells...
April 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662023/serum-is-not-necessary-for-prior-pharmacological-activation-of-ampk-to-increase-insulin-sensitivity-of-mouse-skeletal-muscle
#8
Nicolas O Jørgensen, Jørgen F P Wojtaszewski, Rasmus Kjøbsted
Exercise, contraction, and pharmacological activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) by 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide (AICAR) have all been shown to increase muscle insulin sensitivity for glucose uptake. Intriguingly, improvements in insulin sensitivity following contraction of isolated rat and mouse skeletal muscle and prior AICAR stimulation of isolated rat skeletal muscle seem to depend on an unknown factor present in serum. One study recently questioned this requirement of a serum factor by showing serum-independency with muscle from old rats...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659527/anti-diabetic-effects-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-laminaria-japonica-and-hizikia-fusiforme-in-skeletal-muscle-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-model
#9
Sae-Ym Kang, Eunyoung Kim, Inhae Kang, Myoungsook Lee, Yunkyoung Lee
Laminaria japonica ( LJ ) and Hizikia fusiforme ( HF ) are brown seaweeds known to have various health-promoting effects. In this study, we investigated the anti-diabetic effects and possible mechanism(s) of LJ and HF by using both in vitro and in vivo models. C2C12 myotubes, mouse-derived skeletal muscle cells, treated with LF or HF extracts were used for the in vitro model, and muscle tissues from C57BL/6N mice fed a high-fat diet supplemented with 5% LF or HF for 16 weeks were used for the in vivo model...
April 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659176/nrf2-attenuates-inflammatory-response-in-copd-emphysema-crosstalk-with-wnt3a-%C3%AE-catenin-and-ampk-pathways
#10
Wenhui Cui, Zhihui Zhang, Panpan Zhang, Jiao Qu, Cheng Zheng, Xiaoting Mo, Wencheng Zhou, Liang Xu, Hongwei Yao, Jian Gao
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by persistent airflow limitation and abnormal inflammatory response. Wnt/β-catenin and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) have been shown to modulate lung inflammatory responses and injury. However, it remains elusive whether Wnt/β-catenin and AMPK modulate nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor-2 (Nrf2)-mediated protective responses during the development of emphysema. Here we showed that treatment with a Wnt pathway activator (LiCl) reduced elastase-induced airspace enlargement and cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced lung inflammatory responses in WT mice, which was associated with increased activation of Nrf2 pathway...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658605/aerobic-exercise-regulates-blood-lipid-and-insulin-resistance-via-the-toll%C3%A2-like-receptor-4%C3%A2-mediated-extracellular-signal%C3%A2-regulated-kinases-amp%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway
#11
Mei Wang, Sen Li, Fubaihui Wang, Jinhui Zou, Yanfeng Zhang
Diabetes mellitus is a complicated metabolic disease with symptoms of hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, chronic damage and dysfunction of tissues, and metabolic syndrome for insufficient insulin production. Evidence has indicated that exercise treatments are essential in the progression of type‑ІІ diabetes mellitus, and affect insulin resistance and activity of islet β‑cells. In the present study, the efficacy and signaling mechanism of aerobic exercise on blood lipids and insulin resistance were investigated in the progression of type‑ІІ diabetes mellitus...
April 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657085/structural-determinants-for-small-molecule-activation-of-skeletal-muscle-ampk-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-by-the-glucose-importagog-sc4
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Kevin R W Ngoei, Christopher G Langendorf, Naomi X Y Ling, Ashfaqul Hoque, Swapna Johnson, Michelle C Camerino, Scott R Walker, Ylva E Bozikis, Toby A Dite, Ashley J Ovens, William J Smiles, Roxane Jacobs, He Huang, Michael W Parker, John W Scott, Mark H Rider, Richard C Foitzik, Bruce E Kemp, Jonathan B Baell, Jonathan S Oakhill
The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) αβγ heterotrimer regulates cellular energy homeostasis with tissue-specific isoform distribution. Small-molecule activation of skeletal muscle α2β2 AMPK complexes may prove a valuable treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. Herein, we report the small-molecule SC4 is a potent, direct AMPK activator that preferentially activates α2 complexes and stimulates skeletal muscle glucose uptake. In parallel with the term secretagog, we propose "importagog" to define a substance that induces or augments cellular uptake of another substance...
April 7, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656591/amp-activated-protein-kinase-dependent-induction-of-autophagy-by-erythropoietin-protects-against-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
#13
Peng Wang, Zhong-Dong Xie, Chang-Nan Xie, Chao-Wei Lin, Ji-Li Wang, Li-Na Xuan, Chun-Wu Zhang, Yu Wang, Zhi-Hui Huang, Hong-Lin Teng
AIMS: Autophagy has been regarded as a promising therapeutic target for spinal cord injury (SCI). Erythropoietin (EPO) has been demonstrated to exhibit neuroprotective effects in the central nervous system (CNS); however, the molecular mechanisms of its protection against SCI remain unknown. This study aims to investigate whether the neuroprotective effects of EPO on SCI are mediated by autophagy via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathways. METHODS: Functional assessment and Nissl staining were used to investigate the effects of EPO on SCI...
April 15, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652803/hypoxia-supports-epicardial-cell-differentiation-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-through-the-activation-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-pathway
#14
Jiayi Tao, Joey V Barnett, Michiko Watanabe, Diana Ramírez-Bergeron
Epicardium-derived cells (EPDCs) are an important pool of multipotent cardiovascular progenitor cells. Through epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT), EPDCs invade the subepicardium and myocardium and further differentiate into several cell types required for coronary vessel formation. We previously showed that epicardial hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) signaling mediates the invasion of vascular precursor cells critical for patterning the coronary vasculature. Here, we examine the regulatory role of hypoxia (1% oxygen) on EPDC differentiation into vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649512/14-3-3-protein-directly-interacts-with-the-kinase-domain-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-kinase-camkk2
#15
Katarina Psenakova, Olivia Petrvalska, Salome Kylarova, Domenico Lentini Santo, Dana Kalabova, Petr Herman, Veronika Obsilova, Tomas Obsil
BACKGROUND: Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CaMKK2) is a member of the Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent kinase (CaMK) family involved in adiposity regulation, glucose homeostasis and cancer. This upstream activator of CaMKI, CaMKIV and AMP-activated protein kinase is inhibited by phosphorylation, which also triggers an association with the scaffolding protein 14-3-3. However, the role of 14-3-3 in the regulation of CaMKK2 remains unknown. METHODS: The interaction between phosphorylated CaMKK2 and the 14-3-3γ protein, as well as the architecture of their complex, were studied using enzyme activity measurements, small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and protein crystallography...
April 9, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649480/high-glucose-downregulates-the-effects-of-autophagy-on-osteoclastogenesis-via-the-ampk-mtor-ulk1-pathway
#16
Zhen-Yu Cai, Bo Yang, Ying-Xu Shi, Wei-Lin Zhang, Fei Liu, Wei Zhao, Mao-Wei Yang
Diabetes is a chronic disease that disrupts the balance between bone formation and bone desorption, which can lead to osteoporosis, increasing the risk of fracture. However, compared with osteoblasts, the biological effects of hyperglycemia on osteoclastogenesis remain to be elucidated. Therefore, we investigated the impact of glucose at different concentrations (5.5, 10.5, 15.5, 20.5, 25.5, and 30.5 mM) on osteoclastogenesis using RAW264.7 cells. Cell proliferation was measured with the cell counting kit-8 assay, and osteoclastogenesis was detected with tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase staining and bone resorption assays, as well as protein cathepsin K expression...
April 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643147/-ex-vivo-gut-culture-for-studying-differentiation-and-migration-of-small-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#17
Xiaofei Sun, Xing Fu, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu
Epithelial cultures are commonly used for studying gut health. However, due to the absence of mesenchymal cells and gut structure, epithelial culture systems including recently developed three-dimensional organoid culture cannot accurately represent in vivo gut development, which requires intense cross-regulation of the epithelial layer with the underlying mesenchymal tissue. In addition, organoid culture is costly. To overcome this, a new culture system was developed using mouse embryonic small intestine. Cultured intestine showed spontaneous peristalsis, indicating the maintenance of the normal gut physiological structure...
April 2018: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625150/nimodipine-represses-ampk-phosphorylation-and-excessive-autophagy-after-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-in-rats
#18
Yan Chen, Zihu Tan
Chronic cerebral hypofusion (CCH) after bilateral carotid artery occlusion (2VO) causes cognitive damage and neuronal degeneration in the cortex and hippocampal CA1 area, and influences the oxygen and glucose supply in the brain which often results in metabolic alterations and oxidative stress. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) phosphorylation, a sensor of cellular energy status that directs metabolic adaptation to support cellular growth and survival after CCH. Autophagy is also likely to be involved in metabolic adaptation and play an important role in neuronal deterioration and cognitive decline after CCH...
April 3, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623826/targeting-ampk-in-diabetes-and-diabetic-complications-energy-homeostasis-autophagy-and-mitochondrial-health
#19
Y V Madhavi, Nikhil Gaikwad, Veera Ganesh Yerra, Anil Kumar Kalvala, Srinivas Nanduri, Ashutosh Kumar
Adenosine 5'-monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key enzymatic protein involved in linking the energy sensing to the metabolic manipulation. It is a serine/threonine kinase activated by several upstream kinases. AMPK is a heterotrimeric protein complex regulated by AMP, ADP, and ATP allosterically. AMPK is ubiquitously expressed in various tissues of the living system such as heart, kidney, liver, brain and skeletal muscles. Thus malfunctioning of AMPK is expected to harbor several human pathologies especially diseases associated with metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction...
April 6, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622007/synergistic-effect-of-phytochemicals-on-cholesterol-metabolism-and-lipid-accumulation-in-hepg2-cells
#20
Ennian Leng, Yuan Xiao, Zhentao Mo, Yiqi Li, Yueyue Zhang, Xiaosi Deng, Min Zhou, Chaochao Zhou, Zengxuan He, Jingyi He, Lu Xiao, Junming Li, Wenna Li
BACKGROUND: Crocin (CRO), chlorogenic acid (CGA), geniposide (GEN), and quercetin (QUE) are all natural compounds with anti-obesity properties, in particular, hypolipidemic effects, which have been widely used for the treatment of obesity-related metabolic diseases. However, it is not yet known whether these compounds interact synergistically. Here, we investigated the effects and molecular mechanisms of CRO, CGA, GEN, QUE, and a combination of all four compounds (CCGQ), on lipid accumulation in human hepatoma (HepG2 cells)...
April 5, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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