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Hypoxia and diabetes

Fen Chen, Shulin Li, Dong Sun
Blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD MRI) has recently been utilized as a noninvasive tool for evaluating renal oxygenation. Several methods have been proposed for analyzing BOLD images. Regional ROI selection is the earliest and most widely used method for BOLD analysis. In the last 20 years, many investigators have used this method to evaluate cortical and medullary oxygenation in patients with ischemic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, chronic kidney disease (CKD), acute kidney injury and renal allograft rejection...
March 8, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Chunyan Wang, Haobo Li, Sheng Wang, Xiaowen Mao, Dan Yan, Stanley S Wong, Zhengyuan Xia, Michael G Irwin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Protein kinase C(PKC)-ε activation is a mechanism of preconditioning cardioprotection but its role in repeated non-invasive limb ischemic preconditioning (rNLIP) mediated cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in diabetes is unknown. METHODS: Eight-week streptozotocin-induced diabetic and non-diabetic Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to I/R without or with rNLIP. In vitro, H9C2 cells were cultured with high glucose (HG) and subjected to hypoxia/re-oxygenation (H/R) without or with PKC-ε or STAT3 gene knock-down in the absence or presence of remote time hypoxia preconditioning (HPC)...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Joseph Wider, Vishnu V R Undyala, Peter Whittaker, James Woods, Xuequn Chen, Karin Przyklenk
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), the phenomenon whereby brief ischemic episodes in distant tissues or organs render the heart resistant to infarction, has been exhaustively demonstrated in preclinical models. Moreover, emerging evidence suggests that exosomes play a requisite role in conveying the cardioprotective signal from remote tissue to the myocardium. However, in cohorts displaying clinically common comorbidities-in particular, type-2 diabetes-the infarct-sparing effect of RIPC may be confounded for as-yet unknown reasons...
March 9, 2018: Basic Research in Cardiology
Aleksandra Żebrowska, Barbara Hall, Aleksandra Kochańska-Dziurowicz, Grażyna Janikowska
BACKGROUND: An integral part of the treatment of diabetes is physical activity. Scientific reports have shown the beneficial effects of hypoxia and exercise on cardiovascular and metabolic variables in patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of normobaric hypoxia and exercise on the serum concentrations of proangiogenic factors and glycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 28 adults (aged 30...
February 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
F Louwen, A Ritter, N N Kreis, J Yuan
Obesity is associated with a variety of disorders including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and cancer. Obesity changes the composition and structure of adipose tissue, linked to pro-inflammatory environment, endocrine/metabolic dysfunction, insulin resistance and oxidative stress. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) have multiple functions like cell renewal, spontaneous repair and homeostasis in adipose tissue. In this review article, we have summarized the recent data highlighting that ASCs in obesity are defective in various functionalities and properties including differentiation, angiogenesis, motility, multipotent state, metabolism and immunomodulation...
March 8, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Qun Tang, Hua Wu, Jiushi Lei, Chun Yi, Wenfeng Xu, Wenqu Lan, Fang Yang, Chunyan Liu
Adipose stem cell (ASC) transplantation is a promising therapeutic strategy for diabetic renal fibrosis. Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF1α) is a negative regulatory factor of mitochondrial function. In the current study, we aimed to explore if HIF1α deletion protects against hyperglycemia-induced ASC damage and enhances the therapeutic efficiency of ASCs in diabetic renal fibrosis. Our data indicated that HIF1α was upregulated in ASCs in response to high glucose stimulation. Higher HIF1α expression was associated with ASC apoptosis and proliferation arrest...
March 6, 2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
Han Ying Tng, Win Pa Pa Thu, Susan Logan, Izzuddin M Aris, Jane Cauley, Eu Leong Yong
The relationship between sleep apnea and bone health remains controversial. This study explored the relationship between sleep apnea and femoral neck BMD in midlife Asian women. Partner-witnessed apnea predicted higher femoral neck BMD, an effect validated by the STOP index. Our findings suggest that sleep apnea may protect bone health. PURPOSE: The menopause transition is associated with decline in bone mineral density (BMD) and sleep quality. However, any relationship between these two factors remains controversial...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Michitsugu Kamezaki, Tetsuro Kusaba, Kazumi Komaki, Yohei Fushimura, Noriko Watanabe, Kisho Ikeda, Takashi Kitani, Noriyuki Yamashita, Masahiro Uehara, Yuhei Kirita, Yayoi Shiotsu, Ryosuke Sakai, Takuya Fukuda, Masahiro Yamazaki, Michiaki Fukui, Satoaki Matoba, Keiichi Tamagaki
Clinical and experimental studies have shown that sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) contribute to the prevention of diabetic kidney disease progression. In order to clarify its pharmacological effects on the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of diabetic kidney disease, we administered different doses of the SGLT2i, ipragliflozin, to type 2 diabetic mice. A high-dose ipragliflozin treatment for 8 weeks lowered blood glucose levels and reduced urinary albumin excretion. High- and low-dose ipragliflozin both inhibited renal and glomerular hypertrophy, and reduced NADPH oxidase 4 expression and subsequent oxidative stress...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Glaucylara Reis Geovanini, Rui Wang, Jia Weng, Russell Tracy, Nancy S Jenny, Ary L Goldberger, Madalena D Costa, Yongmei Liu, Peter Libby, Susan Redline
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) associates with increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Immune abnormalities and surges in sympathetic activity accompany OSA and CVD. We hypothesized that OSA associates with leukocytosis partially by abnormalities in autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that would suggest a pathway linking OSA and CVD. METHODS: Participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a prospective cohort of individuals initially without overt CVD, underwent polysomnography and assays for white blood cells (WBC) and subsets...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Rajesh Guruswamy Damodaran, Patrick Vermette
Diabetes Mellitus involves the loss of function and/or absolute numbers of insulin-producing β-cells in pancreatic islets. Islet transplantation is currently being investigated as a potential cure, and advances in tissue engineering methods can be used to improve pancreatic islets survival and functionality. Transplanted islets experience anoikis, hypoxia and inflammation-mediated immune response, leading to early damage and subsequent failure of the graft. Recent development in tissue engineering enables the use of decellularized organs as scaffolds for cell therapies...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Judit Konya, Ahmed Al Qaissi, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Ramzi Ajjan, Leigh Madden, Khalid M Naseem, Andrew Thomas Garrett, Eric Kilpatrick, Stephen L Atkin
Aims: To determine if clotting, platelet, and endothelial function were affected by simulated short-haul commercial air flight conditions (SF) in participants with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) compared to controls. Methods: 10 participants with T2DM (7 females, 3 males) and 10 controls (3 females, 7 males) completed the study. Participants were randomized to either spend 2 h in an environmental chamber at sea level conditions (temperature: 23°C, oxygen concentration 21%, humidity 45%), or subject to a simulated 2-h simulated flight (SF: temperature: 23°C, oxygen concentration 15%, humidity 15%), and crossed over 7 days later...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Sheree Martin, Sean L McGee
A wealth of epidemiological data has found that patients with type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of developing breast cancer. The molecular mechanisms underpinning this relationship are yet to be elucidated, however this review examines the available evidence suggesting that the metabolic abnormalities observed in type 2 diabetes can predispose to the development of breast cancer. Alterations in substrate availability and the hormonal milieu, particularly hyperinsulinemia, not only create a favorable metabolic environment for tumorigenesis, but also induce metabolic reprogramming events that are required for the transformation of breast cancer cells...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
Yi-Chih Lin, Yu-Hsing Chang, Shao-Yu Yang, Kwan-Dun Wu, Tzong-Shinn Chu
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus and the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the world. The most characteristic marker of DKD is albuminuria, which is associated with renal disease progression and cardiovascular events. Renal hemodynamics changes, oxidative stress, inflammation, hypoxia and overactive renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) are involved in the pathogenesis of DKD, and renal fibrosis plays the key role. Intensified multifactorial interventions, including RAAS blockades, blood pressure and glucose control, and quitting smoking, help to prevent DKD development and progression...
February 24, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Olga Vajnerova, Petr Kafka, Tereza Kratzerova, Karel Chalupsky, Vaclav Hampl
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a well-known risk factor in pregnancy. Because maternal diabetes involves oxidative stress that is also induced by chronic hypoxia and can alter vascular function, we sought to determine the effects of chronic maternal hyperglycemia on the fetoplacental vasculature in rats and to compare it with the effects of chronic hypoxia. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in female rats by a streptozotocin injection at a neonatal age. When these animals reached adulthood, their hyperglycemia was confirmed and they were inseminated...
March 2018: Placenta
Malou Friederich-Persson, Patrik Persson, Peter Hansell, Fredrik Palm
AIM: Uncoupling Protein-2 (UCP-2) can induce mitochondrial uncoupling in the diabetic kidney. Although mitochondrial uncoupling reduces oxidative stress originating from the mitochondria and can be regarded as a protective mechanism, the increased oxygen consumption occurring secondarily to increased mitochondria uncoupling, i.e. leak respiration, may contribute to kidney tissue hypoxia. Using UCP-2-/- mice we tested the hypothesis that UCP-2-mediated leak respiration is important for the development of diabetes-induced intrarenal hypoxia and proteinuria...
February 26, 2018: Acta Physiologica
Paul Perco, Gert Mayer
BACKGROUND: An imbalance of renal damaging molecules and nephroprotective factors contributes to development and progression of kidney diseases. Molecules with renoprotective properties might serve as biomarkers, drug targets as well as therapeutic options themselves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this review, we generated a set of renoprotective factors based on GeneRIFs (Gene Reference Into Function) information available at NCBI's PubMed. The final set of manually curated renoprotective factors was investigated with respect to tissue specific expression, subcellular location distribution, and involvement in biological processes using information from Gene Ontology as well as information from protein-protein interaction databases...
February 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Yufei Song, Yu Du, Wenying Zou, Yan Luo, Xiaojie Zhang, Jianliang Fu
Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) plays an insidious role in the development of cognitive impairment. Considerable evidence suggests that Diabetes Mellitus (DM) as a vascular risk factor may exacerbate CCH and is closely related to cognitive decline. Dysregulation of autophagy is known to be associated with the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. To elucidate the role of autophagy in CCH- and/or DM-related pathogenesis, mouse neuroblastoma Neuro-2a cells were exposed to hypoxia and/or high glucose for 48 h, mimicking CCH complicated with DM pathologies...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Josephine M Forbes, David R Thorburn
Globally, diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death. Despite this burden, the factors that precipitate the development and progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) remain to be fully elucidated. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with kidney disease in nondiabetic contexts, and increasing evidence suggests that dysfunctional renal mitochondria are pathological mediators of DKD. These complex organelles have a broad range of functions, including the generation of ATP...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Luís Crisóstomo, Marco G Alves, Agostina Gorga, Mário Sousa, María F Riera, María N Galardo, Silvina B Meroni, Pedro F Oliveira
Sertoli cells play a central role in spermatogenesis. They maintain the blood-testis barrier, an essential feature of seminiferous tubules which creates the proper environment for the occurrence of the spermatogenesis. However, this confinement renders germ cells almost exclusively dependent on Sertoli cells' nursing function and support. Throughout spermatogenesis, differentiating sperm cells become more specialized, and their biochemical machinery is insufficient to meet their metabolic demands. Although the needs are not the same at all differentiation stages, Sertoli cells are able to satisfy their needs...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Qidong Wang, Chuangen Guo, Lan Zhang, Rui Zhang, Zhaoming Wang, Ying Xu, Wenbo Xiao
Objective To investigate changes in renal oxygenation levels by blood-oxygenation-level dependent (BOLD)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to evaluate BOLD-MRI for detecting early diabetic renal injury. Methods Seventy-five rats, with unilateral nephrectomy, were randomly divided into streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus (DM, n = 65) and normal control (NC, n = 10) groups. BOLD-MRI scans were performed at baseline (both groups) and at 3, 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63 and 70 days (DM only). Renal cortical (C) and medullary (M) R2* signals were measured and R2* medulla/cortex ratio (MCR) was calculated...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
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