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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320096/a-natural-compound-jaceosidin-ameliorates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-insulin-resistance-via-upregulation-of-serca2b
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Zijun Ouyang, Wanshuai Li, Qianqian Meng, Qi Zhang, Xingqi Wang, Ahmed Elgehama, Xudong Wu, Yan Shen, Yang Sun, Xuefeng Wu, Qiang Xu
Increased endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has emerged as a vital contributor to dysregulated glucose homeostasis, and impaired function of sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2b (SERCA2b) is one of the central mechanisms underlying ER stress. In this study, we reported that SERCA2b upregulation contributed to the amelioration of ER stress and insulin resistance by a small natural compound jaceosidin. In a model of differentiated C2C12 myotubes, jaceosidin-triggered SERCA2b upregulation enhanced insulin sensitivity and decreased ER stress...
March 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317895/upregulation-of-skeletal-muscle-pgc-1%C3%AE-through-the-elevation-of-cyclic-amp-levels-by-cyanidin-3-glucoside-enhances-exercise-performance
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Toshiya Matsukawa, Hideko Motojima, Yuki Sato, Shinya Takahashi, Myra O Villareal, Hiroko Isoda
Regular exercise and physical training enhance physiological capacity and improve metabolic diseases. Skeletal muscles require peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) in the process of their adaptation to exercise owing to PGC-1α's ability to regulate mitochondrial biogenesis, angiogenesis, and oxidative metabolism. Cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy3G) is a natural polyphenol and a nutraceutical factor, which has several beneficial effects on human health. Here, the effect of Cy3G on exercise performance and the underlying mechanisms involved were investigated...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315380/primary-structures-and-partial-toxicological-characterization-of-two-phospholipases-a2-from-micrurus-mipartitus-and-micrurus-dumerilii-coral-snake-venoms
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Paola Rey-Suárez, Vitelbina Núñez, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba, Bruno Lomonte
Snake venom phospholipases A2 (PLA2) share high sequence identities and a conserved structural scaffold, but show important functional differences. Only a few PLA2s have been purified and characterized from coral snake (Micrurus spp.) venoms, and their role in envenomation remains largely unknown. In this report, we describe the isolation, sequencing and partial functional characterization of two Micrurus PLA2s: MmipPLA2 from Micrurus mipartitus and MdumPLA2 from Micrurus dumerilii, two species of clinical importance in Colombia...
March 14, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314612/a-simple-imagej-macro-tool-for-analyzing-mitochondrial-network-morphology-in-mammalian-cell-culture
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Andrew J Valente, Lucas A Maddalena, Ellen L Robb, Fereshteh Moradi, Jeffrey A Stuart
Mitochondria exist in a dynamic cycle of fusion and fission whose balance directly influences the morphology of the 'mitochondrial network', a term that encompasses the branched, reticular structure of fused mitochondria as well as the separate, punctate individual organelles within a eukaryotic cell. Over the past decade, the significance of the mitochondrial network has been increasingly appreciated, motivating the development of various approaches to analyze it. Here, we describe the Mitochondrial Network Analysis (MiNA) toolset, a relatively simple pair of macros making use of existing ImageJ plug-ins, allowing for semi-automated analysis of mitochondrial networks in cultured mammalian cells...
March 14, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302485/novel-calcified-gum-arabic-porous-nano-composite-scaffold-for-bone-tissue-regeneration
#5
M Hadavi, S Hasannia, Sh Faghihi, F Mashayekhi, H H Zadeh, S B Mostofi
The aim of this study was to investigate the biomechanical and biological properties of a nanocomposite scaffold containing both mineral and polysaccharide constituents. Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles (n-HA) was synthesized from dead abra ovata shells using wet chemical methods and was used in different ratios in concert with gum Arabic, a branched plant polysaccharide. N-HA/gum nanocomposite was fabricated with freeze-drying process and characterized by FTIR and SEM for chemical structure and morphology. Porosity was estimated using liquid substitution method...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302447/dcebio-facilitates-myogenic-differentiation-via-intermediate-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channel-activation-in-c2c12-myoblasts
#6
Shoko Tanaka, Yuko Ono, Kazuho Sakamoto
Membrane hyperpolarization is suggested to be a trigger for skeletal muscle differentiation. We investigated whether DCEBIO, an opener of the small/intermediate conductance Ca(2+) activated K(+) (SKCa/IKCa) channels, increase myogenic differentiation in C2C12 skeletal myoblasts. DCEBIO significantly increased myotube formation, protein expression level of myosin heavy chain II, and mRNA expression level of myogenin in C2C12 myoblasts cultured in differentiation medium. DCEBIO induced myotube formation and hyperpolarization were reduced by the IKCa channel blocker TRAM-34, but not by the SKCa channel blocker apamin...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300563/sestrin-2-induces-autophagy-and-attenuates-insulin-resistance-by-regulating-ampk-signaling-in-c2c12-myotubes
#7
Huige Li, Sujuan Liu, Hairui Yuan, Yanmei Niu, Li Fu
Impaired insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in skeletal muscle serves a critical role in the development of insulin resistance (IR), whereas the precise mechanism of the process remains unknown. Recently, the evolutionarily conserved, stress-inducible protein Sestrin2 (Sesn2) has been proposed to play a protective role against obesity-induced IR and diabetes. Activation of Sesn2 may activate AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) accompanied by suppression of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), which may ultimately lead to autophagy induction...
March 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300163/in-vitro-drug-testing-based-on-contractile-activity-of-c2c12-cells-in-an-epigenetic-drug-model
#8
Kazushi Ikeda, Akira Ito, Ryusuke Imada, Masanori Sato, Yoshinori Kawabe, Masamichi Kamihira
Skeletal muscle tissue engineering holds great promise for pharmacological studies. Herein, we demonstrated an in vitro drug testing system using tissue-engineered skeletal muscle constructs. In response to epigenetic drugs, myotube differentiation of C2C12 myoblast cells was promoted in two-dimensional cell cultures, but the levels of contractile force generation of tissue-engineered skeletal muscle constructs prepared by three-dimensional cell cultures were not correlated with the levels of myotube differentiation in two-dimensional cell cultures...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299793/foxo1-ampk-ulk1-regulates-ethanol-induced-autophagy-in-muscle-by-enhanced-atg14-association-with-the-becn1-pik3c3-complex
#9
Ly Q Hong-Brown, C Randell Brown, Maithili Navaratnarajah, Charles H Lang
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol (EtOH) consumption causes imbalances in protein metabolism. EtOH impairs protein synthesis in C2C12 myoblasts via a FoxO1-AMPK-TSC2-mTORC1 pathway and also induces degradation. As the underlying regulatory signaling cascades for these processes are currently poorly defined, we tested the hypothesis that alcohol-induced autophagy is mediated via activation of the PIK3C3 complex that is regulated by FoxO1-AMPK. METHODS: C2C12 myoblasts were incubated with EtOH for various periods of time and autophagy pathway-related proteins were assessed by Western blotting and immunoprecipitation...
March 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298333/multiple-ampk-activators-inhibit-l-carnitine-uptake-in-c2c12-skeletal-muscle-myotubes
#10
Andy Shaw, Stewart Jeromson, Kenneth R Watterson, John D Pediani, Iain Gallagher, Tim Whalley, Gillian Dreczkowski, Naomi Brooks, Stuart Galloway, D Lee Hamilton
Mutations in the gene that encodes the principal L-Carnitine transporter, OCTN2, can lead to a reduced intracellular L-Carnitine pool and the disease Primary Carnitine Deficiency. L-Carnitine supplementation is used therapeutically to increase intracellular L-Carnitine. As AMPK and insulin regulate fat metabolism and substrate uptake we hypothesised that AMPK activating compounds and insulin would increase L-Carnitine uptake in C2C12 myotubes. The cells express all three OCTN transporters at the mRNA level and immunohistochemistry confirmed expression at the protein level...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298321/ubiquitin-e3-ligase-itch-negatively-regulates-osteoblast-function-by-promoting-proteasome-degradation-of-osteogenic-proteins
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J Liu, X Li, H Zhang, R Gu, Z Wang, Z Gao, L Xing
OBJECTIVES: Ubiquitin E3 ligase-mediated protein degradation regulates osteoblast function. Itch, an E3 ligase, affects numerous cell functions by regulating ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of related proteins. However, the Itch-related cellular and molecular mechanisms by which osteoblast differentiation and function are elevated during bone fracture repair are as yet unknown. METHODS: We examined the expression levels of E3 ligases and NF-κB members in callus samples during bone fracture repair by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and the total amount of ubiquitinated proteins by Western blot analysis in wild-type (WT) mice...
March 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289521/l-carnitine-protects-c2c12-cells-against-mitochondrial-superoxide-overproduction-and-cell-death
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Françoise Le Borgne, Gaétan Ravaut, Arnaud Bernard, Jean Demarquoy
AIM: To identify and characterize the protective effect that L-carnitine exerted against an oxidative stress in C2C12 cells. METHODS: Myoblastic C2C12 cells were treated with menadione, a vitamin K analog that engenders oxidative stress, and the protective effect of L-carnitine (a nutrient involved in fatty acid metabolism and the control of the oxidative process), was assessed by monitoring various parameters related to the oxidative stress, autophagy and cell death...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287599/a-versatile-method-of-patterning-proteins-and-cells
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Anil B Shrirao, Frank H Kung, Derek Yip, Bonnie L Firestein, Cheul H Cho, Ellen Townes-Anderson
Substrate and cell patterning techniques are widely used in cell biology to study cell-to-cell and cell-to-substrate interactions. Conventional patterning techniques work well only with simple shapes, small areas and selected bio-materials. This article describes a method to distribute cell suspensions as well as substrate solutions into complex, long, closed (dead-end) polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microchannels using negative pressure. This method enables researchers to pattern multiple substrates including fibronectin, collagen, antibodies (Sal-1), poly-D-lysine (PDL), and laminin...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286738/tsc2-rheb-signaling-mediates-erk-dependent-regulation-of-mtorc1-activity-in-c2c12-myoblasts
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Mitsunori Miyazaki, Tohru Takemasa
The enhanced rate of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle cells results in a net increase in total protein content that leads to skeletal muscle growth/hypertrophy. The mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-dependent regulation of the activity of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and subsequent protein synthesis has been suggested as a regulatory mechanism; however, the exact molecular processes underlying such a regulation are poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to investigate regulatory mechanisms involved in the MEK/ERK-dependent pathway leading to mTORC1 activation in skeletal muscle cells...
March 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283895/influence-of-the-pde5-inhibitor-tadalafil-on-redox-status-and-antioxidant-defense-system-in-c2c12-skeletal-muscle-cells
#15
Guglielmo Duranti, Roberta Ceci, Paolo Sgrò, Stefania Sabatini, Luigi Di Luigi
Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is), widely known for their beneficial effects onto male erectile dysfunction, seem to exert favorable effects onto metabolism as well. Tadalafil exposure increases oxidative metabolism of C2C12 skeletal muscle cells. A rise in fatty acid (FA) metabolism, requiring more oxygen, could induce a larger reactive oxygen species (ROS) release as a byproduct thus leading to a redox imbalance. The aim of this study was to determine how PDE5I tadalafil influences redox status in skeletal muscle cells to match the increasing oxidative metabolism...
March 11, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282360/an-alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-gts-21-promotes-c2c12-myonuclear-accretion-in-association-with-release-of-interleukin-6-il-6-and-improves-survival-in-burned-mice
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Mohammed A S Khan, Mohammed F Khan, Shizuka Kashiwagi, William R Kem, Shingo Yasuhara, Masao Kaneki, Ronald G Tompkins, J A Jeevendra Martyn
The role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in physiological processes and disease is poorly understood. The hypothesis tested in this study was that selective alpha7 acetylcholine receptor (α7AChR) agonist, GTS-21, releases of IL-6 in association with myonuclear accretion and enhances insulin signaling in muscle cells, and improves survival of burn injured (BI) mice. The in vitro effects of GTS-21 were determined in C2C12 myoblasts and 7-day differentiated myotubes (myotubes). The in vivo effects of GTS-21 were tested in BI wild type (WT) and IL-6 knockout (IL6KO) mice...
March 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275055/altered-expression-of-ganglioside-gm3-molecular-species-and-a-potential-regulatory-role-during-myoblast-differentiation
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Shinji Go, Shiori Go, Lucas Veillon, Maria Grazia Ciampa, Laura Mauri, Chihiro Sato, Ken Kitajima, Alessandro Prinetti, Sandro Sonnino, Jin-Ichi Inokuchi
Gangliosides (sialic acid-containing glycosphingolipids) help regulate many important biological processes, including cell proliferation, signal transduction, and differentiation, via formation of functional microdomains in plasma membranes. The structural diversity of gangliosides arises from both the ceramide moiety and glycan portion. Recently, differing molecular species of a given ganglioside are suggested to have distinct biological properties, and regulate specific and distinct biological events. Elucidation of the function of each molecular species is important and will provide new insights into ganglioside biology...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272491/ten-eleven-translocation-2-tet2-is-involved-in-myogenic-differentiation-of-skeletal-myoblast-cells-in-vitro
#18
Xia Zhong, Qian-Qian Wang, Jian-Wei Li, Yu-Mei Zhang, Xiao-Rong An, Jian Hou
Muscle cell differentiation is a complex process that is principally governed by related myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs). DNA methylation is considered to play an important role on the expression of MRF genes and on muscle cell differentiation. However, the roles of enzymes specifically in myogenesis are not fully understood. Here, we demonstrate that Tet2, a ten-eleven translocation (Tet) methylcytosine dioxygenase, exerts a role during skeletal myoblast differentiation. By using an immunostaining method, we found that the levels of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) were much higher in differentiated myotubes than in undifferentiated C2C12 myoblasts...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270511/quantifying-intracellular-rates-of-glycolytic-and-oxidative-atp-production-and-consumption-using-extracellular-flux-measurements
#19
Shona A Mookerjee, Akos A Gerencser, David G Nicholls, Martin D Brand
Partitioning of ATP generation between glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation is central to cellular bioenergetics but cumbersome to measure. We describe here how rates of ATP generation by each pathway can be calculated from simultaneous measurements of extracellular acidification and oxygen consumption. We update theoretical maximum ATP yields by mitochondria and cells catabolizing differ- ent substrates. Mitochondrial P/O ratios are 2.73 for oxidation of pyruvate plus malate and 1.64 for oxidation of succinate...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259568/chloroquine-improves-the-response-to-ischemic-muscle-injury-and-increases-hmgb1-after-arterial-ligation
#20
Jun Xu, Xiangdong Cui, Jiehua Li, Panagiotis Koutakis, Iraklis Pipinos, Edith Tzeng, Alex Chen, Ulka Sachdev
OBJECTIVE: We have previously shown that exogenous administration of the nuclear protein high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) improves angiogenesis after tissue ischemia. Antagonizing HMGB1 prolongs muscle necrosis and deters regeneration. In this study, we evaluated HMGB1 expression in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and the mechanisms that promote its release in a murine model of hindlimb ischemia. Specifically, we investigated how chloroquine (CQ), a commonly employed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, promotes HMGB1 release from muscle...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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