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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342124/the-root-of-atractylodes-macrocephala-koidzumi-prevents-obesity-and-glucose-intolerance-and-increases-energy-metabolism-in-mice
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Mi Young Song, Soo-Kyoung Lim, Jing-Hua Wang, Hojun Kim
Targeting energy expenditure offers a strategy for treating obesity more effectively and safely. In previous studies, we found that the root of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidzumi (Atractylodis Rhizoma Alba, ARA) increased energy metabolism in C2C12 cells. Here, we investigated the effects of ARA on obesity and glucose intolerance by examining energy metabolism in skeletal muscle and brown fat in high-fat diet (HFD) induced obese mice. ARA decreased body weight gain, hepatic lipid levels and serum total cholesterol levels, but did not modify food intake...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341928/a-novel-brown-adipocyte-enriched-long-non-coding-rna-that-is-required-for-brown-adipocyte-differentiation-and-sufficient-to-drive-thermogenic-gene-program-in-white-adipocytes
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Yan Xiong, Feng Yue, Zhihao Jia, Yun Gao, Wen Jin, Keping Hu, Yong Zhang, Dahai Zhu, Gongshe Yang, Shihuan Kuang
The thermogenic activities of brown and beige adipocytes can be exploited to reduce energy surplus and counteract obesity. Recent RNA sequencing studies have uncovered a number of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) uniquely expressed in white and brown adipose tissues (WAT and BAT), but whether and how these lncRNAs function in adipogenesis remain largely unknown. Here, we report the identification of a novel brown adipocyte-enriched LncRNA (AK079912), and its nuclear localization, function and regulation. The expression of AK079912 increases during brown preadipocyte differentiation and in response to cold-stimulated browning of white adipocytes...
January 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338749/interleukin-6-induces-fat-loss-in-cancer-cachexia-by-promoting-white-adipose-tissue-lipolysis-and-browning
#3
Jun Han, Qingyang Meng, Lei Shen, Guohao Wu
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia is a progressive and multi-factorial metabolic syndrome characterized by loss of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle. White adipose tissue (WAT) lipolysis and white-to-brown transdifferentiation of WAT (WAT browning) are proposed to contribute to WAT atrophy in cancer cachexia. Chronic inflammation, mediated by cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), has been reported to promote cancer cachexia. However, whether chronic inflammation promotes cancer cachexia by regulating WAT metabolism and the underlying mechanism remains unclear...
January 16, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334590/highly-dispersible-and-bioavailable-curcumin-but-not-native-curcumin-induces-brown-like-adipocyte-formation-in-mice
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Sho Nishikawa, Misa Kamiya, Hiroki Aoyama, Mami Nomura, Takuma Hyodo, Aoi Ozeki, Hyunjin Lee, Tsukasa Takahashi, Atsushi Imaizumi, Takanori Tsuda
SCOPE: The induction of brown-like adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT) is a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders via the ability of these cells to release excess energy as heat in association with uncoupling protein 1. Some experimental trials suggest that curcumin (a yellow pigment from turmeric) has a suppressive effect on the accumulation of body fat. However, there is little evidence to show that curcumin induces the formation of brown-like adipocytes and the molecular mechanisms involved remain elusive...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329795/omega-3-fatty-acids-and-adipose-tissue-biology
#5
REVIEW
Ondrej Kuda, Martin Rossmeisl, Jan Kopecky
This review provides evidence for the importance of white and brown adipose tissue (i.e. WAT and BAT) function for the maintenance of healthy metabolic phenotype and its preservation in response to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFA), namely in the context of diseased states linked to aberrant accumulation of body fat, systemic low-grade inflammation, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. More specifically, the review deals with (i) the concept of immunometabolism, i.e. how adipose-resident immune cells and adipocytes affect each other and define the immune-metabolic interface; and (ii) the characteristic features of "healthy adipocytes" in WAT, which are relatively small fat cells endowed with a high capacity for mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, triacylglycerol/fatty acid (TAG/FA) cycling and de novo lipogenesis (DNL)...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329013/antiobesity-effect-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-263-associated-with-energy-metabolism-remodeling-of-white-adipose-tissue-in-high-energy-diet-fed-rats
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Li-Han Chen, Yi-Hsing Chen, Kuan-Chen Cheng, Ting-Yi Chien, Ching-Hung Chan, Shu-Ping Tsao, Hui-Yu Huang
Obesity is a serious and costly issue to the medical welfare worldwide. Probiotics have been suggested as one of the candidates to resolve the obesity-associated problems, but how they combat obesity is not fully understood. Herein, we investigated the effects of Lactobacillus reuteri 263 (L. reuteri 263) on antiobesity using four groups of Sprague-Dawley rats (n=10/group), namely, C (normal diet with vehicle treatment), HE [high-energy diet (HED) with vehicle treatment], 1X (HED with 2.1×109 CFU/kg/day of L...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324306/mechanically-resilient-injectable-scaffolds-for-intramuscular-stem-cell-delivery-and-cytokine-release
#7
Stuart A Young, Stephen E Sherman, Tyler T Cooper, Cody Brown, Fraz Anjum, David A Hess, Lauren E Flynn, Brian G Amsden
A promising strategy for treating peripheral ischemia involves the delivery of stem cells to promote angiogenesis through paracrine signaling. Treatment success depends on cell localization, retention, and survival within the mechanically dynamic intramuscular (IM) environment. Herein we describe an injectable, in situ-gelling hydrogel for the IM delivery of adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs), specifically designed to withstand the dynamic loading conditions of the lower limb and facilitate cytokine release from encapsulated cells...
January 4, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323267/scaffold-free-generation-of-uniform-adipose-spheroids-for-metabolism-research-and-drug-discovery
#8
Aloysius J Klingelhutz, Francoise A Gourronc, Anna Chaly, David A Wadkins, Anthony J Burand, Kathleen R Markan, Sharon O Idiga, Meng Wu, Matthew J Potthoff, James A Ankrum
Adipose tissue dysfunction is critical to the development of type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases. While monolayer cell culture has been useful for studying fat biology, 2D culture often does not reflect the complexity of fat tissue. Animal models are also problematic in that they are expensive, time consuming, and may not completely recapitulate human biology because of species variation. To address these problems, we have developed a scaffold-free method to generate 3D adipose spheroids from primary or immortal human or mouse pre-adipocytes...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322691/raspberry-supplementation-improves-insulin-signaling-and-promotes-brown-like-adipocyte-development-in-white-adipose-tissue-of-obese-mice
#9
Tong Xing, Yifei Kang, Xinglian Xu, Bo Wang, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu
SCOPE: Excessive lipid accumulation in white adipose tissue (WAT) leads to chronic inflammation and metabolic dysfunction. Raspberry (RB) contains high amount of polyphenolics and dietary fibers. The objective of the study is to evaluate effects of RB supplementation on WAT morphology, inflammation and insulin signaling in high fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice, and further explore the underlying mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: C57BL/6J mice were fed with a control diet or a HFD supplemented with 0 or 5% freeze dried RB for 12 weeks...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320705/an-adipose-tissue-atlas-an-image-guided-identification-of-human-like-bat-and-beige-depots-in-rodents
#10
Fang Zhang, Guiyang Hao, Mengle Shao, Kien Nham, Yu An, Qiong Wang, Yi Zhu, Christine M Kusminski, Gedaa Hassan, Rana K Gupta, Qiwei Zhai, Xiankai Sun, Philipp E Scherer, Orhan K Oz
[18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/CT (18F-FDG-PET/CT) imaging has been invaluable for visualizing metabolically active adipose tissues in humans with potential anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects. To explore whether mice display human-like fat depots in anatomically comparable regions, we mapped fat depots using glucose or fatty acid imaging tracers, such as 18F-FDG through PET/CT or [123/125I]-β-methyl-p-iodophenyl-pentadecanoic acid with SPECT/CT imaging, to analogous depots in mice. Using this type of image analysis with both probes, we define a large number of additional areas of high metabolic activity corresponding to novel fat pads...
January 9, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320702/repression-of-adipose-tissue-fibrosis-through-a-prdm16-gtf2ird1-complex-improves-systemic-glucose-homeostasis
#11
Yutaka Hasegawa, Kenji Ikeda, Yong Chen, Diana L Alba, Daniel Stifler, Kosaku Shinoda, Takashi Hosono, Pema Maretich, Yangyu Yang, Yasushi Ishigaki, Jingyi Chi, Paul Cohen, Suneil K Koliwad, Shingo Kajimura
Adipose tissue fibrosis is a hallmark of malfunction that is linked to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes; however, what regulates this process remains unclear. Here we show that the PRDM16 transcriptional complex, a dominant activator of brown/beige adipocyte development, potently represses adipose tissue fibrosis in an uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)-independent manner. By purifying the PRDM16 complex, we identified GTF2IRD1, a member of the TFII-I family of DNA-binding proteins, as a cold-inducible transcription factor that mediates the repressive action of the PRDM16 complex on fibrosis...
January 9, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311303/pyruvate-induces-torpor-in-obese-mice
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Marion Soto, Lucie Orliaguet, Michelle L Reyzer, M Lisa Manier, Richard M Caprioli, C Ronald Kahn
Mice subjected to cold or caloric deprivation can reduce body temperature and metabolic rate and enter a state of torpor. Here we show that administration of pyruvate, an energy-rich metabolic intermediate, can induce torpor in mice with diet-induced or genetic obesity. This is associated with marked hypothermia, decreased activity, and decreased metabolic rate. The drop in body temperature correlates with the degree of obesity and is blunted by housing mice at thermoneutrality. Induction of torpor by pyruvate in obese mice relies on adenosine signaling and is accompanied by changes in brain levels of hexose bisphosphate and GABA as detected by mass spectroscopy-based imaging...
January 8, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310935/degradation-of-brown-adipocyte-purine-nucleotides-regulates-uncoupling-protein-1-activity
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Tobias Fromme, Karin Kleigrewe, Andreas Dunkel, Angelika Retzler, Yongguo Li, Stefanie Maurer, Natascha Fischer, Rolf Diezko, Timo Kanzleiter, Verena Hirschberg, Thomas Hofmann, Martin Klingenspor
OBJECTIVE: Non-shivering thermogenesis in mammalian brown adipose tissue depends on thermogenic uncoupling protein 1. Its activity is triggered by free fatty acids while purine nucleotides mediate inhibition. During activation, it is thought that free fatty acids overcome purine-mediated inhibition. We measured the cellular concentration and the release of purine nucleotide metabolites to uncover a possible role of purine nucleotide degradation in uncoupling protein 1 activation. METHODS: With mass spectrometry, purine nucleotide metabolites were quantified in cellular homogenates and supernatants of cultured primary brown adipocytes...
December 26, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309922/pyridostigmine-protects-against-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-adipose-tissue-browning-and-improvement-of-vagal-activity-in-high-fat-diet-rats
#14
Yi Lu, Qing Wu, Long-Zhu Liu, Xiao-Jiang Yu, Jin-Jun Liu, Man-Xiang Li, Wei-Jin Zang
Obesity, a major contributor to the development of cardiovascular diseases, is associated with an autonomic imbalance characterized by sympathetic hyperactivity and diminished vagal activity. Vagal activation plays important roles in weight loss and improvement of cardiac function. Pyridostigmine is a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, but whether it ameliorates cardiac lipid accumulation and cardiac remodeling in rats fed a high-fat diet has not been determined. This study investigated the effects of pyridostigmine on high-fat diet-induced cardiac dysfunction and explored the potential mechanisms...
January 5, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308684/increase-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-different-tissues-during-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fever-and-antipyresis-an-electron-paramagnetic-resonance-study
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Bruna R B Gomes, Marina Firmino, Jardeson S Jorge, Maria L O Ferreira, Thays M Rodovalho, Simone N Weis, Gloria E P Souza, Paulo C Morais, Marcelo V Sousa, Paulo E N Souza, Fabiane H Veiga-Souza
Fever is a regulated increase in body temperature and a component of the acute-phase response, triggered mainly after the invasion of pathogens in the body. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated during the physiological and pathological processes, and can act as both signaling molecules as well as promoters of oxidative stress. Male Wistar rats, pretreated with oral doses of acetaminophen, celecoxib, dipyrone, or ibuprofen 30 min before an intravenous lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or sterile saline injection, showed a reduced febrile response in all animals tested...
January 8, 2018: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305395/ablation-of-endothelial-vegfr1-improves-metabolic-dysfunction-by-inducing-adipose-tissue-browning
#16
Takahiro Seki, Kayoko Hosaka, Carina Fischer, Sharon Lim, Patrik Andersson, Mitsuhiko Abe, Hideki Iwamoto, Yanyan Gao, Xinsheng Wang, Guo-Hua Fong, Yihai Cao
Angiogenesis plays an instrumental role in the modulation of adipose tissue mass and metabolism. Targeting adipose vasculature provides an outstanding opportunity for treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Here, we report the physiological functions of VEGFR1 in the modulation of adipose angiogenesis, obesity, and global metabolism. Pharmacological inhibition and genetic deletion of endothelial VEGFR1 augmented adipose angiogenesis and browning of subcutaneous white adipose tissue, leading to elevated thermogenesis...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301606/epac2a-knockout-mice-are-resistant-to-dexamethasone-induced-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-and-short-term-cold-stress
#17
Seung-Eun Song, Su-Kyung Shin, So-Young Park, Il-Seon Hwang, Seung-Soon Im, Jae-Hoon Bae, Myung-Sook Choi, Dae-Kyu Song
Exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) 2a-knockout (KO) mice exhibit accelerated diet-induced obesity and are resistant to leptin-mediated adipostatic signaling from the hypothalamus to adipose tissue, with sustained food intake. However, the impact of Epac2a deficiency on hypothalamic regulation of sympathetic nervous activity (SNA) has not been elucidated. This study was performed to elucidate the response of Epac2a-KO mice to dexamethasone-induced muscle atrophy and acute cold stress. Compared to age-matched wild-type mice, Epac2a-KO mice showed higher energy expenditures and expression of myogenin and uncoupling protein-1 in skeletal muscle (SM) and brown adipose tissue (BAT), respectively...
January 5, 2018: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298809/sucrose-non-fermenting-related-kinase-regulates-both-adipose-inflammation-and-energy-homeostasis-in-mice-and-humans
#18
Jie Li, Bin Feng, Yaohui Nie, Ping Jiao, Xiaochen Lin, Mengna Huang, Ran An, Qin He, Huilin Emily Zhou, Arthur Salomon, Kirsten S Sigrist, Zhidan Wu, Simin Liu, Haiyan Xu
Sucrose non-fermenting related kinase (SNRK) is a member of AMPK-related kinase family and its physiological role in adipose energy homeostasis and inflammation remains unknown. We previously reported that SNRK is ubiquitously and abundantly expressed in both white (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) but adipose SNRK expression level diminishes in obesity. In the current study, we report novel experimental findings from both animal models and human genetics. SNRK is essential for survival since SNRK global deficient pups die within 24 hours after birth...
January 3, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298420/the-apolipoprotein-m-s1p-axis-controls-triglyceride-metabolism-and-brown-fat-activity
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Christina Christoffersen, Christine K Federspiel, Anna Borup, Pernille M Christensen, Andreas N Madsen, Markus Heine, Carsten H Nielsen, Andreas Kjaer, Birgitte Holst, Joerg Heeren, Lars B Nielsen
Apolipoprotein M (apoM) is the carrier of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in plasma high-density lipoproteins. S1P is a bioactive lipid interacting with five receptors (S1P1-5). We show that lack of apoM in mice increases the amount of brown adipose tissue (BAT), accelerates the clearance of postprandial triglycerides, and protects against diet-induced obesity (i.e., a phenotype similar to that induced by cold exposure or β3-adrenergic stimulation). Moreover, the data suggest that the phenotype of apoM-deficient mice is S1P dependent and reflects diminished S1P1 stimulation...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291081/modelling-the-emergence-of-rodent-filial-huddling-from-physiological-huddling
#20
Stuart P Wilson
Huddling behaviour in neonatal rodents reduces the metabolic costs of physiological thermoregulation. However, animals continue to huddle into adulthood, at ambient temperatures where they are able to sustain a basal metabolism in isolation from the huddle. This 'filial huddling' in older animals is known to be guided by olfactory rather than thermal cues. The present study aimed to test whether thermally rewarding contacts between young mice, experienced when thermogenesis in brown adipose fat tissue (BAT) is highest, could give rise to olfactory preferences that persist as filial huddling interactions in adults...
November 2017: Royal Society Open Science
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