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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642969/diverse-metabolic-effects-of-o-glcnacylation-in-the-pancreas-but-limited-effects-in-insulin-sensitive-organs-in-mice
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Shogo Ida, Katsutaro Morino, Osamu Sekine, Natsuko Ohashi, Shinji Kume, Tokuhiro Chano, Kanako Iwasaki, Norio Harada, Nobuya Inagaki, Satoshi Ugi, Hiroshi Maegawa
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: O-GlcNAcylation is characterised by the addition of N-acetylglucosamine to various proteins by O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and serves in sensing intracellular nutrients by modulating various cellular processes. Although it has been speculated that O-GlcNAcylation is associated with glucose metabolism, its exact role in whole body glucose metabolism has not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated whether loss of O-GlcNAcylation globally and in specific organs affected glucose metabolism in mammals under physiological conditions...
June 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637081/molecular-characterization-of-gluten-hydrolyzing-bacillus-spp-and-their-efficacy-and-biotherapeutic-potential-as-probiotics-using-caco-2-cell-line
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B S Rashmi, Gayathri Devaraja
AIM: To isolate and characterize indigenous gluten hydrolyzing bacteria from wheat sourdough and curd samples and further evaluation of their probiotic potentiality. METHODS AND RESULTS: Indigenous gluten hydrolyzing isolates GS 33, GS 143, GS 181 and GS 188 were identified as Bacillus spp. by molecular-typing methods and studied extensively for their functional and probiotic attributes. All the tested isolates could survive at pH 2 and toxicity of 0.3% bile and also exhibited cell-surface hydrophobicity and autoaggregation phenotype...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627654/bioinformatics-analysis-of-transcription-profiling-of-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
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Yongping Zhang, Xu Han, Hao Wu, Yifeng Zhou
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a low-grade malignant neoplasm that accounts for ~5% of cystic pancreatic tumors and ~0.9‑2.7% of exocrine pancreatic tumors. The transcription profiling data (GSE43795) of 14 SPN and 6 control samples were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Using the Limma package, Student's t‑tests were performed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between SPN and control samples [with the following criterion: False discovery rate (FDR)<0...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627454/synthesis-physiochemical-characterization-and-in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-the-amide-and-ph-cleavable-hydrazone-conjugates-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-isomer-of-vitamin-e-with-methoxy-poly-ethylene-glycol
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Ahmed Abu-Fayyad, Sami Nazzal
The anticancer activity of water soluble methoxy polyethylene glycol (mPEG) derivatives of tocotrienol (T3) isomers of vitamin E was previously found to be reduced when compared to the parent free isomers. This could be due to the ester bond formation between the mPEG and the 6-OH group on the chroman moiety of the T3 isomer. To further investigate, the objectives of the current study were to (1) synthesize and characterize stable amide and cleavable hydrazone conjugates between mPEG and carbon-5 on the chroman moiety of T3, and (2) examine the cytotoxicity of the newly synthesized mPEG conjugates against breast (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) and pancreatic (BxPC-3 and PANC-1) cancer cells...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627192/-excess-weight-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-is-it-always-beneficial
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David González Jiménez, Rosana Muñoz-Codoceo, María Garriga-García, Manuel Molina-Arias, Marina Álvarez-Beltrán, Ruth García-Romero, Cecilia Martínez-Costa, Silvia María Meavilla-Olivas, Luis Rodrigo Peña-Quintana, Silvia Gallego Gutiérrez, José Manuel Marugán de Miguelsanz, Lucrecia Suárez Cortina, Esperanza Natividad Castejón Ponce, Rosaura Leis Trabazo, Fayna Martín Cruz, Juan José Díaz Martín, Carlos Bousoño García
INTRODUCTION: The primary objective of this study was to find out the prevalence of overweight and obese status, as well as their association to pulmonary function, total cholesterol and vitamin D in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a multicenter descriptive and cross-sectional study. Twelve Spanish hospitals participated. 451 patients with CF were included. Adults were classified according to body mass index (BMI) and children were classified according to BMI percentiles (WHO tables)...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625491/insulinotropic-action-of-2-4-dinitroanilino-benzoic-acid-through-the-attenuation-of-pancreatic-beta-cell-lesions-in-diabetic-rats
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Humera Jahan, M Iqbal Choudhary, Mehwish Manzoor, Khalid Mohammad Khan, Shahnaz Perveen, Atta-Ur Rahman
Beta cell destruction plays a key role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus. It has also been argued that beta cell mass may also be compromised in some cases of type 2 diabetes, although this is controversial. Currently, the failure of oral antidiabetic insulin secretagogue drugs to properly correct type 2 diabetes demands novel approaches in the treatment of this condition. For any condition associated with diminished beta cell function, the aim of the present study was to investigate the in vitro and in vivo antidiabetic effect in STZ-induced diabetic rats, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) safety of novel anthranilic acid derivative, 2, 4-dinitroanilino-benzoic acid (1)...
June 15, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617536/effects-of-mulberry-leaf-polysaccharide-on-oxidative-stress-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-of-type-2-diabetic-rats
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C-G Liu, Y-P Ma, X-J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore and discuss the effects and mechanisms of mulberry leaf polysaccharide (MLP) on oxidative stress in pancreatic β-cells of type 2 diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The model of diabetic rats was established by inducing the Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with high-sugar and high-fat diet for 6 weeks and then giving them streptozotocin (STZ) by single intraperitoneal injection. The mulberry leaf polysaccharide was administered via gavage daily for 8 weeks, and the tissue morphology was observed through electron microscopy...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615966/acute-physiological-and-electrical-accentuation-of-vagal-tone-has-no-effect-on-pain-or-gastrointestinal-motility-in-chronic-pancreatitis
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Jacob Juel, Christina Brock, Søren S Olesen, Adnan Madzak, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
BACKGROUND: The effective management of pain in chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a therapeutic challenge. Analgesic drugs, such as opioids, and the underlying pathology can impair gut function. The autonomic nervous system influences hormone secretion and gut motility. In healthy volunteers, electrical (using noninvasive transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation [t-VNS]) and physiological (using deep slow breathing [DSB]) modulation of parasympathetic tone results in pain attenuation and enhanced gut motility...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613246/serum-uromodulin-levels-in-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-early-phase-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Agnieszka Gala-Błądzińska, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Paulina Dumnicka, Mateusz Sporek, Aleksandra Matuszyk, Krzysztof Gil, Piotr Ceranowicz, Jerzy Walocha, Jakub Kucharz, Michał Pędziwiatr, Krzysztof Bartuś, Rafał Trąbka, Marek Kuźniewski
In health, uromodulin is the main protein of urine. Serum uromodulin concentrations (sUMOD) have been shown to correlate with kidney function. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is among the main complications of severe acute pancreatitis (AP). No reports exist on sUMOD in patients with AP, including the diagnostic usefulness for early prediction of AP severity. We measured sUMOD during first 72 h of AP. Sixty-six adult patients with AP were recruited at the surgical ward of the District Hospital in Sucha Beskidzka, Poland...
June 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612562/-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-induced-by-elevated-free-fatty-acids-synergize-with-hyperglycemia
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Hui-Wen Tan, Nai-Qian Zhao, Ye-Rong Yu, Li-Na Han, Xiang-Xun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To analysis the effects of glucoxicity and lipotoxicity on the function and apoptosis of pancreatic β-cells. METHODS: The levels of circulating glucose and free fat acids (FFAs) were elevated by infusion dextrose and fat emulsion in high-fat obese rats. The insulin resistance model obese rats were divided into four gourp: obese group with saline infusion (OB-NS group, n=7), obese group with glucose infusion (OB-GS group, n=9), obese group with Lipid emulsion infusion (OB-FFA group, n=8), obese group with glucose and lipid emulsion infusion (OB-FG group, n=9)...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611293/identification-of-molecular-biomarkers-for-pancreatic-cancer-with-mrmr-shortest-path-method
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Shuhua Shen, Tuantuan Gui, Chengcheng Ma
The high mortality rate of pancreatic cancer makes it one of the most studied diseases among all cancer types. Many researches have been conducted to understand the mechanism underlying its emergence and pathogenesis of this disease. Here, by using minimum-redundancy-maximum-relevance (mRMR) method, we studied a set of transcriptome data of pancreatic cancer. As we gradually added features to achieve the most accurate classification results of Jackknife, a gene set of 9 genes was identified. They were NHS, SCML2, LAMC2, S100P, COL17A1, AMIGO2, PTPRR, KPNA7 and KCNN4...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609365/comparison-of-combined-endoscopic-ultrasonography-and-endoscopic-secretin-testing-with-the-traditional-secretin-pancreatic-function-test-in-patients-with-suspected-chronic-pancreatitis-a-prospective-crossover-study
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Darshan Kothari, Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, Mandeep S Sawhney, Steven D Freedman, Sunil G Sheth
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the feasibility and accuracy of a combined endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) with a shortened pancreatic function testing (sEUS) for structural and functional assessment using a single instrument in patients with suspected chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: We completed a prospective crossover study, enrolling patients with suspected CP. Patients who underwent both traditional 1-hour secretin pancreatic function test (sPFT) and sEUS were included in the analysis...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603054/comparable-long-term-outcomes-of-1-minute-vs-5-minute-endoscopic-papillary-balloon-dilation-for-bile-duct-stones
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Yu-Ting Kuo, Hsiu-Po Wang, Chi-Yang Chang, Joseph W Leung, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Ming-Chang Tsai, Wei-Chih Liao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) is an alternative to endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for choledocholithiasis. Unlike EST, EPBD preserves biliary sphincter function, reducing long-term risk of recurrent choledocholithiasis by 50%. Guidelines recommend that duration of EPBD exceeds 2 minutes, to adequately loosen the sphincter and reduce risks of failed stone extraction and post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. However, it is unclear whether this long duration of EPBD impairs sphincter function and negates the long-term benefit of EPBD...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600547/modeling-congenital-hyperinsulinism-with-abcc8-deficient-human-embryonic-stem-cells-generated-by-crispr-cas9
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Dongsheng Guo, Haikun Liu, Aynisahan Ruzi, Ge Gao, Abbas Nasir, Yanli Liu, Fan Yang, Feima Wu, Guosheng Xu, Yin-Xiong Li
Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by excess insulin secretion, which results in hypoglycemia. Mutation of sulfonylurea receptor 1 (SUR1), encoded by the ABCC8 gene, is the main cause of CHI. Here, we captured the phenotype of excess insulin secretion through pancreatic differentiation of ABCC8-deficient stem cells generated by the CRISPR/Cas9 system. ABCC8-deficient insulin-producing cells secreted higher insulin than their wild-type counterparts, and the excess insulin secretion was rescued by nifedipine, octreotide and nicorandil...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598101/-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-functions-measured-by-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-han-chinese-with-varied-degree-of-glucose-tolerance
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Yu Yue, Hua He, Xiao-Jie Yang, Xiagn-Xun Zhang, Da-Wei Chen, Chun Wang, Guan-Jian Liu, Xing-Wu Ran
OBJECTIVES: To compare the pancreatic β-cell functions of Han people between those with normal glucose tolerance (NGT),prediabetes (PD),and newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (NDDM), and to evaluate the value of the continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in determining β-cell functions. METHODS: A total of 169 volunteers of Han people (20-75 years old, 72 male and 97 female) without diagnosed diabetes were given 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and insulin release tests...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580286/role-of-nutrients-and-mtor-signaling-in-the-regulation-of-pancreatic-progenitors-development
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Lynda Elghazi, Manuel Blandino-Rosano, Emilyn Alejandro, Corentin Cras-Méneur, Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi
OBJECTIVE: Poor fetal nutrition increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in the offspring at least in part by reduced embryonic β-cell growth and impaired function. However, it is not entirely clear how fetal nutrients and growth factors impact β-cells during development to alter glucose homeostasis and metabolism later in life. The current experiments aimed to test the impact of fetal nutrients and growth factors on endocrine development and how these signals acting on mTOR signaling regulate β-cell mass and glucose homeostasis...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580284/nnt-reverse-mode-of-operation-mediates-glucose-control-of-mitochondrial-nadph-and-glutathione-redox-state-in-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Laila R B Santos, Carole Muller, Arnaldo H de Souza, Hilton K Takahashi, Peter Spégel, Ian R Sweet, Heeyoung Chae, Hindrik Mulder, Jean-Christophe Jonas
OBJECTIVE: The glucose stimulation of insulin secretion (GSIS) by pancreatic β-cells critically depends on increased production of metabolic coupling factors, including NADPH. Nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NNT) typically produces NADPH at the expense of NADH and ΔpH in energized mitochondria. Its spontaneous inactivation in C57BL/6J mice was previously shown to alter ATP production, Ca(2+) influx, and GSIS, thereby leading to glucose intolerance. Here, we tested the role of NNT in the glucose regulation of mitochondrial NADPH and glutathione redox state and reinvestigated its role in GSIS coupling events in mouse pancreatic islets...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576637/the-diagnosis-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Kris De Boeck, Francois Vermeulen, Lieven Dupont
Establishing the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF) is straight forward in the majority of patients: they present with a clear clinical picture (most frequently chronic respiratory symptoms plus malabsorption), the sweat chloride value is>60mmol/L and two known disease causing CFTR mutations are identified. In less than 5% of subjects, mainly those with a milder or limited phenotype, the diagnostic process is more complex, because initial diagnostic test results are inconclusive: sweat chloride concentration in the intermediate range, less than 2 CF causing mutations identified or both...
May 30, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573106/no-functional-role-for-microrna-342-in-a-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-acinar-carcinoma
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James Dooley, Vasiliki Lagou, Emanuela Pasciuto, Michelle A Linterman, Haydn M Prosser, Uwe Himmelreich, Adrian Liston
The intronic microRNA (miR)-342 has been proposed as a potent tumor-suppressor gene. miR-342 is found to be downregulated or epigenetically silenced in multiple different tumor sites, and this loss of expression permits the upregulation of several key oncogenic pathways. In several different cell lines, lower miR-342 expression results in enhanced proliferation and metastasis potential, both in vitro and in xenogenic transplant conditions. Here, we sought to determine the function of miR-342 in an in vivo spontaneous cancer model, using the Ela1-TAg transgenic model of pancreatic acinar carcinoma...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569774/rgd-modified-oncolytic-adenovirus-harboring-shpkm2-exhibits-a-potent-cytotoxic-effect-in-pancreatic-cancer-via-autophagy-inhibition-and-apoptosis-promotion
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Yanni Xu, Liang Chu, Sujing Yuan, Yuanqin Yang, Yu Yang, Bin Xu, Kangjian Zhang, Xin-Yuan Liu, Ruwei Wang, Ling Fang, Zhinan Chen, Zongsuo Liang
The M2 isoform of pyruvate kinase (PKM2) is a key driver of glycolysis in cancer cells and has critical 'non-metabolic' functions in some cancers; however, the role of PKM2 in pancreatic cancer remains unclear. The aim of the current study was to elucidate the role of PKM2 in pancreatic cancer progression and the potential of PKM2 as a therapeutic target. In this study, we observed that PKM2 is highly expressed in patients with pancreatic cancer and is correlated to survival. Elevated PKM2 expression promoted cell proliferation, migration and tumor formation...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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