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Caroline E Geisler, Benjamin Jennings Renquist
Fatty liver can be diet, endocrine, genetic, viral, or drug induced. Independent of cause, hepatic lipid accumulation promotes systemic metabolic dysfunction. By acting as peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR) ligands, hepatic non-esterified fatty acids upregulate expression of gluconeogenic, beta-oxidative, lipogenic, and ketogenic genes, promoting hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and ketosis. The typical hormonal environment in fatty liver disease consists of hyperinsulinemia, hyperglucagonemia, hypercortisolemia, growth hormone deficiency, and elevated sympathetic tone...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
D Mullerova, M Pesta, J Dvorakova, M Cedikova, V Kulda, P Dvorak, V Bouchalová, M Kralickova, V Babuska, J Kuncova, J Langmajerova, L Muller
Emerging evidence indicates that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are involved in the development of diabetes mellitus in the obese. The purpose of this study was to determine mechanisms by which PCB 153 (2,2´,4,4´,5,5´-hexachlorobiphenyl) could influence diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance during adipogenesis. Lineage of h-ADMSCs was differentiated either as control (differentiation medium only), or with lipid vehicle modelling high fat nutrition (NuTRIflex) or lipid free vehicle (dimethylsulfoxide) for 28 days with or without PCB 153 daily co-exposure (in three concentrations 0...
April 12, 2017: Physiological Research
Xiaojun Ding, Wenjie Wang, Min Wang, Jiao Wu, Yao Feng
Previous studies have showed the anticancer effect of the all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in many tumors including breast cancer; however, the underlying molecular mechanism is still poorly understood. This study experimentally revealed that ATRA treatment inhibited MCF-7 cell proliferation and promoted its apoptosis, along with an enhanced expression of docking protein 1 (DOK1). ATRA's effects on cell proliferation and apoptosis were prevented by DOK1 knockdown. In addition, the genetic silence of DOK1 can inhibit PPARγ expression and its activity...
April 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Nicole A Cipriani, Shweta Agarwal, Dora Dias-Santagata, William C Faquin, Peter M Sadow
BACKGROUND: Clear-cell carcinoma of the thyroid has been regarded as a variant of follicular (FTC) or papillary (PTC) thyroid carcinoma. Twenty-one primary thyroid carcinomas with clear-cell features, diagnosed in 20 patients (12 female) were identified between 1992 and 2012 (0.5% of in-house thyroid carcinomas). METHODS: Hematoxylin and eosin slides were reviewed. SNaPshot multigene mutational analysis and a translocation panel were successfully performed on 15 of these cases...
April 12, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Samuel Lee, Teresa C Leone, Lisa Rogosa, John Rumsey, Julio Ayala, Paul M Coen, Robert H Fitts, Rick B Vega, Daniel P Kelly
PPARgamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1) α; ;and β serve as master transcriptional regulators of muscle mitochondrial functional capacity and are capable of enhancing muscle endurance when overexpressed in mice. We sought to determine whether muscle-specific transgenic overexpression of PGC-1β affects the detraining response following endurance training. First, we established and validated a mouse exercise training/detraining protocol. Secondly, we found that overexpression of PGC-1β in skeletal muscle of sedentary mice fully recapitulated the training response using multiple physiological and gene expression endpoints...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Fabiane Ferreira Martins, Thereza Cristina Lonzetti Bargut, Marcia Barbosa Aguila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized in heat production, but its metabolism in ob/ob mice is still a matter of debate. We aimed to verify ob/ob mice BAT using C57Bl/6 male mice (as the wild-type, WT) and leptin-deficient ob/ob mice (on the C57Bl/6 background strain), at three months of age (n=10/group). At euthanasia, animals had their interscapular BAT weighed, and prepared for analysis (Western blot, and RT-qPCR). In comparison with the WT group, the ob/ob group showed reduced thermogenic signaling markers (gene expression of beta 3-adrenergic receptor, beta3-AR; PPARgamma coactivator 1 alpha, PGC1alpha, and uncoupling protein 1, UCP1)...
March 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
J Rapp, E Kiss, M Meggyes, E Szabo-Meleg, D Feller, G Smuk, T Laszlo, V Sarosi, T F Molnar, K Kvell, J E Pongracz
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is important both in normal tissue function and disease and represents a key target in lung cancer (LC) therapy. Unfortunately, the two main subtypes of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC) namely, adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) respond differently to anti-angiogenic e.g. anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A treatment with life-threatening side effects, often pulmonary hemorrhage in SCC. The mechanisms behind such adverse reactions are still largely unknown, although peroxisome proliferator activator receptor (PPAR) gamma as well as Wnt-s have been named as molecular regulators of the process...
November 23, 2016: BMC Cancer
M Kvandová, M Majzúnová, I Dovinová
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) belong to the nuclear superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors. PPARgamma acts as a nutrient sensor that regulates several homeostatic functions. Its disruption can lead to vascular pathologies, disorders of fatty acid/lipid metabolism and insulin resistance. PPARgamma can modulate several signaling pathways connected with blood pressure regulation. Firstly, it affects the insulin signaling pathway and endothelial dysfunction by modulation of expression and/or phosphorylation of signaling molecules through the PI3K/Akt/eNOS or MAPK/ET-1 pathways...
October 24, 2016: Physiological Research
Thereza Cristina Lonzetti Bargut, Marcia Barbosa Aguila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is mainly composed of adipocytes, it is highly vascularized and innervated, and can be activated in adult humans. Brown adipocytes are responsible for performing non-shivering thermogenesis, which is exclusively mediated by uncoupling protein (UCP) -1 (a protein found in the inner mitochondrial membrane), the hallmark of BAT, responsible for the uncoupling of the proton leakage from the ATP production, therefore, generating heat (i.e. thermogenesis). Besides UCP1, other compounds are essential not only to thermogenesis, but also to the proliferation and differentiation of BAT, including peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) family, PPARgamma coactivator 1 (PGC1)-alpha, and PRD1-BF-1-RIZ1 homologous domain protein containing protein (PRDM) -16...
October 2016: Tissue & Cell
Bin Xu, Michael O'Donnell, Jeffrey O'Donnell, Jingcheng Yu, Yanxiao Zhang, Maureen A Sartor, Ronald J Koenig
A subset of thyroid carcinomas contains a t(2;3)(q13;p25) chromosomal translocation that fuses paired box gene 8 (PAX8) with the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ gene (PPARG), resulting in expression of a PAX8-PPARγ fusion protein, PPFP. We previously generated a transgenic mouse model of PPFP thyroid carcinoma and showed that feeding the PPARγ agonist pioglitazone greatly decreased the size of the primary tumor and prevented metastatic disease in vivo The antitumor effect correlates with the fact that pioglitazone turns PPFP into a strongly PPARγ-like molecule, resulting in trans-differentiation of the thyroid cancer cells into adipocyte-like cells that lose malignant character as they become more differentiated...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Li-Li Wen, Chien-Yu Lin, Hsiu-Chu Chou, Chih-Cheng Chang, Hau-Yin Lo, Shu-Hui Juan
Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are ubiquitously distributed in the environments including stainless pan-coating, raincoat, fire extinguisher, and semiconductor products. The PPAR family has been shown to contribute to the toxic effects of PFCs in thymus, immune and excretory systems. Herein, we demonstrated that perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) caused cell apoptosis through increasing ratio of Bcl-xS/xL, cytosolic cytochrome C, and caspase 3 activation in renal tubular cells (RTCs). In addition, PFOS increased transcription of inflammatory cytokines (i...
2016: PloS One
Vian Peshdary, AnneMarie Gagnon, Alexander Sorisky
OBJECTIVES: Adipose tissue expands via differentiation of preadipocytes into adipocytes (adipogenesis) and/or hypertrophy of existing adipocytes. A low adipogenic capacity promotes adipocyte hypertrophy, causing inflammatory macrophage accumulation and insulin resistance. Macrophage-conditioned medium (MacCM) inhibits adipogenesis and promotes adipocyte inflammation, but it is unknown whether these effects are altered by high glucose (HG) versus normal glucose (NG) concentrations. Our aim was to compare the effect of HG-MacCM versus NG-MacCM on human adipogenesis and adipocyte inflammation...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Yuan Xue, Xiaoyang Xu, Xue-Qing Zhang, Omid C Farokhzad, Robert Langer
The incidence of obesity, which is recognized by the American Medical Association as a disease, has nearly doubled since 1980, and obesity-related comorbidities have become a major threat to human health. Given that adipose tissue expansion and transformation require active growth of new blood vasculature, angiogenesis offers a potential target for the treatment of obesity-associated disorders. Here we construct two peptide-functionalized nanoparticle (NP) platforms to deliver either Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma (PPARgamma) activator rosiglitazone (Rosi) or prostaglandin E2 analog (16,16-dimethyl PGE2) to adipose tissue vasculature...
May 17, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Chen-Jei Tai, Chen-Yen Choong, Yu-Chun Lin, Yeu-Ching Shi, Cheng-Jeng Tai
Advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) were shown to play an important role in metabolic syndrome and were suggested to contribute to the development of hepatic fibrosis. Evidence indicates that AGEs resulted in hepatic fibrosis coupled to the activation of the receptor for AGEs (RAGE) in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). NADPH oxidase is downstream of the RAGE signaling pathway, resulting in an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS), alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA), RAGE, and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9)...
April 2016: Food & Function
Isabel Moreno-Indias, Wilfredo Oliva-Olivera, Antonio Omiste, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, Said Lhamyani, Antonio Camargo, Francisco J Tinahones
Discordant phenotypes, metabolically healthy obese and unhealthy normal-weight individuals, are always interesting to provide important insights into the mechanistic link between adipose tissue dysfunction and associated metabolic alterations. Macrophages can release factors that impair the proper activity of the adipose tissue. Thus, studying subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues, we investigated for the first time the differences in monocyte/macrophage infiltration, inflammation, and adipogenesis of normal-weight subjects who differed in their degree of metabolic syndrome...
June 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Suxuan Liu, Xinyu Xiong, Sam Varghese Thomas, Yanjie Xu, Xiaoshu Cheng, Xianxian Zhao, Xiaofeng Yang, Hong Wang
Carom is a novel protein that regulates membrane curvature and transmits pathophysiological signaling. The tissue expression of Carom is unclear and its functional role and signaling are unknown. We employed a group of combined database mining strategies and established a working model of Carom signaling. We identified 26 Carom partners and established their expression profiles in human and mouse tissues. We classified three tiers of tissues for Carom/partner expression and found lymph node was the tier 1 tissue expressing Carom and most of its partners...
January 1, 2016: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
J Szostak, C Miguet-Alfonsi, A Berthelot, P Laurant
AIM: Physical exercise prevents cardiovascular risk and atherosclerosis lesions. However, the molecular aspects are still unknown. Vascular peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) exert anti-atherogenic effects. The aim of this study was to determine whether exercise-induced anti-atherosclerotic effect is associated with change in PPARs vascular expression in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-) ) mice. METHODS: Male ApoE(-/-) mice were fed with a high-fat diet and randomized into two groups: one trained group undergoing swimming training for 3 months and one sedentary group...
February 2016: Acta Physiologica
Hong-xin Cui, Yan-ge Tian, Jian-sheng Li, Yang Xie, Ya Li
Previous studies showed that three methods for regulating and invigorating lung and kidney (lung invigorating and spleen strengthening, lung invigorating and kidney tonifying, and Qi supplementing and kidney nourishing) could regulate inflammatory signaling pathways of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in rats, so as to alleviate inflammation. In the present study, R-value comprehensive evaluation method was used to evaluate the comprehensive effect of three methods for regulating and invigorating lung and kidney on inflammatory signaling pathways...
April 2015: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Mark F McCarty, James J DiNicolantonio, James H O'Keefe
Capsaicin, the phytochemical responsible for the spiciness of peppers, has the potential to modulate metabolism via activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptors, which are found not only on nociceptive sensory neurons, but also in a range of other tissues. TRPV1 activation induces calcium influx, and in certain tissues this is associated with increased activation or expression of key proteins such as endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2), KLF2, PPARdelta, PPARgamma, and LXRα...
2015: Open Heart
Marilyne Labrie, Simon Lalonde, Ouafa Najyb, Maxime Thiery, Caroline Daneault, Chrisitne Des Rosiers, Eric Rassart, Catherine Mounier
Transgenic mice (Tg) overexpressing human apolipoprotein D (H-apoD) in the brain are resistant to neurodegeneration. Despite the use of a neuron-specific promoter to generate the Tg mice, they expressed significant levels of H-apoD in both plasma and liver and they slowly develop hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance. We show here that hepatic PPARγ expression in Tg mice is increased by 2-fold compared to wild type (WT) mice. Consequently, PPARγ target genes Plin2 and Cide A/C are overexpressed, leading to increased lipid droplets formation...
2015: PloS One
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