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#1
Jennifer L Steiner, Charles H Lang
Chronic alcohol consumption perturbs lipid metabolism as it increases adipose tissue lipolysis and leads to ectopic fat deposition within the liver and the development of alcoholic fatty liver disease. In addition to the recognition of the role of adipose tissue derived fatty acids in liver steatosis, alcohol also impacts other functions of adipose tissue and lipid metabolism. Lipid balance in response to long-term alcohol intake favors adipose tissue loss and fatty acid efflux as lipolysis is upregulated and lipogenesis is either slightly decreased or unchanged...
February 16, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209760/glucoraphanin-ameliorates-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-through-adipose-tissue-browning-and-reduction-of-metabolic-endotoxemia-in-mice
#2
Naoto Nagata, Liang Xu, Susumu Kohno, Yusuke Ushida, Yudai Aoki, Ryohei Umeda, Nobuo Fuke, Fen Zhuge, Yinhua Ni, Mayumi Nagashimada, Chiaki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Shuichi Kaneko, Tsuguhito Ota
Low-grade sustained inflammation links obesity to insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, therapeutic approaches to improve systemic energy balance and chronic inflammation in obesity are limited. Pharmacological activation of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) alleviates obesity and insulin resistance in mice; however, Nrf2 inducers are not clinically available owing to safety concerns. Thus, we examined whether dietary glucoraphanin, a stable precursor of the Nrf2 inducer sulforaphane, ameliorates systemic energy balance, chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and NAFLD in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208634/rna-eluting-surfaces-for-the-modulation-of-gene-expression-as-a-novel-stent-concept
#3
Olivia Koenig, Diane Zengerle, Nadja Perle, Susanne Hossfeld, Bernd Neumann, Andreas Behring, Meltem Avci-Adali, Tobias Walker, Christian Schlensak, Hans Peter Wendel, Andrea Nolte
Presently, a new era of drug-eluting stents is continuing to improve late adverse effects such as thrombosis after coronary stent implantation in atherosclerotic vessels. The application of gene expression-modulating stents releasing specific small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) or messenger RNAs (mRNAs) to the vascular wall might have the potential to improve the regeneration of the vessel wall and to inhibit adverse effects as a new promising therapeutic strategy. Different poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) resomers for their ability as an siRNA delivery carrier against intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 with a depot effect were tested...
February 10, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198147/intrahepatic-fat-abdominal-adipose-tissues-and-metabolic-state-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#4
Anat Yaskolka Meir, Lilac Tene, Noa Cohen, Ilan Shelef, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Yftach Gepner, Hila Zelicha, Michal Rein, Nitzan Bril, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Yoash Chassidim, Benjamin Sarusy, Dror Dicker, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Meir J Stampfer, Assaf Rudich, Iris Shai
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic-fat (IHF) is best known to associate with waist circumference (WC) and visceral-adipose-tissue (VAT), but its relation to abdominal subcutaneous-adipose tissue (SAT) is controversial. While IHF > 5% dichotomously defines fatty liver, %IHF is rarely considered as a continuous variable that includes the normal range. In this study, we aimed to evaluate %IHF association with abdominal fat sub-depots, pancreatic and renal-sinus fats. METHODS: We evaluated %IHF, abdominal fat sub-depots, %pancreatic and renal-sinus fats, among individuals with moderate abdominal obesity, using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 14, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191637/mammary-alveolar-epithelial-cells-convert-to-brown-adipocytes-in-post-lactating-mice
#5
Antonio Giordano, Jessica Perugini, David M Kristensen, Loris Sartini, Andrea Frontini, Shingo Kajimura, Karsten Kristiansen, Saverio Cinti
During pregnancy and lactation, subcutaneous white adipocytes in the mouse mammary gland transdifferentiate reversibly to milk-secreting epithelial cells. In this study, we demonstrate by transmission electron microscopy that in the post-lactating mammary gland interscapular multilocular adipocytes found close to the mammary alveoli contain milk protein granules. Use of the Cre-loxP recombination system allowed showing that the involuting mammary gland of whey acidic protein-Cre/R26R mice, whose secretory alveolar cells express the lacZ gene during pregnancy, contains some X-Gal-stained and uncoupling protein 1-positive interscapular multilocular adipocytes...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186756/kinetics-of-alpha-2-6-dimethylphenl-vinyllithium-how-to-control-errors-caused-by-inefficient-mixing-with-pairs-of-rapidly-competing-ketones
#6
Rudolf Knorr, Monika Knittl, Claudia Behringer, Jakob Ruhdorfer, Petra Böhrer
Kinetic studies are a suitable tool to disclose the role of tiny reagent fractions. The title compound 2 reacted in a kinetic reaction order of 0.5 (square root of its concentration) with an excess of the electrophiles ClSiMe3, 1-bromobutane (n-BuBr), or 1-iodobutane (n-BuI) at 32 degrees C in Et2O or in hydrocarbon solvents. This revealed that the tiny (NMR-invisible) amount of a deaggregated equilibrium component (presumably monomeric 2) was the reactive species, whereas the disolvated dimer of 2 was only indirectly involved as a supply depot...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185154/the-role-of-adipocytokines-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchiè, Casula Matteo, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco, Federico Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to overview the pathophysiological role of adipocytokines in atherogenesis, focusing on their potential role as biomarkers of coronary disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Several lines of evidence indicated adipose tissue not only as depot but rather as an endocrine organ. In this context, the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory adipocytokines has been shown to critically regulate vascular homeostasis in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions...
February 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179100/nutrition-modulates-fto-and-irx3-gene-transcript-levels-but-does-not-alter-their-dna-methylation-profiles-in-rat-white-adipose-tissues
#8
Joanna Nowacka-Woszuk, Ewa Pruszynska-Oszmalek, Maciej Szydlowski, Izabela Szczerbal
The fat mass and obesity associated (Fto) and iroquois homeobox 3 (Irx3) genes have been recognised as important obesity-related genes. Studies on the expression of these genes in the fat tissue of human and mouse have produced inconsistent results, while similar data on rat are limited. Environmental factors such as diet, should be considered as potential modulators of gene transcript levels through epigenetic mechanisms including DNA methylation. The aim of this study was to evaluate transcription levels and DNA methylation profiles of rat Fto and Irx3 genes in two white adipose tissue depots in response to high-fat and high-protein diets...
February 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163962/high-dose-of-green-tea-infusion-normalized-spiral-artery-density-in-rats-treated-with-the-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate
#9
A S Emilda, Nora Veri, Alchalidi Alchalidi
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of green tea (GT) on the spiral artery density and endometrial thickness in female rats treated with the depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 24 female rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 6 each): The control group (no treatment), the DMPA-treated group, treated with DMPA and GT doses of 165 mg/kg of body weight/day, and treated with DMPA and GT doses of 330 mg/kg of body weight/day...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162969/parathyroid-hormone-directs-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-cell-fate
#10
Yi Fan, Jun-Ichi Hanai, Phuong T Le, Ruiye Bi, David Maridas, Victoria DeMambro, Carolina A Figueroa, Serkan Kir, Xuedong Zhou, Michael Mannstadt, Roland Baron, Roderick T Bronson, Mark C Horowitz, Joy Y Wu, John P Bilezikian, David W Dempster, Clifford J Rosen, Beate Lanske
Intermittent PTH administration builds bone mass and prevents fractures, but its mechanism of action is unclear. We genetically deleted the PTH/PTHrP receptor (PTH1R) in mesenchymal stem cells using Prx1Cre and found low bone formation, increased bone resorption, and high bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT). Bone marrow adipocytes traced to Prx1 and expressed classic adipogenic markers and high receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (Rankl) expression. RANKL levels were also elevated in bone marrow supernatant and serum, but undetectable in other adipose depots...
January 25, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161439/lipid-signaling-and-fat-storage-in-the-dark-eyed-junco
#11
Jacqueline M Ho, Christine M Bergeon Burns, Nikki M Rendon, Kimberly A Rosvall, Heather B Bradshaw, Ellen D Ketterson, Gregory E Demas
Seasonal hyperphagia and fattening promote survivorship in migratory and wintering birds, but reduced adiposity may be more advantageous during the breeding season. Factors such as photoperiod, temperature, and food predictability are known environmental determinants of fat storage, but the underlying neuroendocrine mechanisms are less clear. Endocannabinoids and other lipid signaling molecules regulate multiple aspects of energy balance including appetite and lipid metabolism. However, these functions have been established primarily in mammals; thus the role of lipid signals in avian fat storage remains largely undefined...
February 1, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161370/increased-fibrosis-and-angiogenesis-in-subcutaneous-gluteal-adipose-tissue-in-nascent-metabolic-syndrome
#12
I Jialal, B Adams-Huet, A Major, S Devaraj
AIMS: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is globally a common disorder that predisposes to both diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is a paucity of data on fibrosis and angiogenesis in adipose tissue (AT) in patients with nascent MetS uncomplicated by diabetes or CVD. Hence, we assayed various indices of fibrosis and angiogenesis in subcutaneous AT (SAT). METHODS: In both patients with MetS and matched controls, we determined fibrosis and the densities of CD31, VEGF and Angiopoietin (Angio) 2 and 1 by immunohistochemistry in gluteal SAT...
February 1, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161177/influence-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-and-vitamin-e-on-performance-energy-metabolism-and-change-of-fat-depot-mass-in-transitional-dairy-cows
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S Schäfers, D von Soosten, U Meyer, C Drong, J Frahm, J Kluess, C Raschka, J Rehage, A Tröscher, W Pelletier, S Dänicke
The objective of this experiment was to determine the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and vitamin E as well as their interaction on performance variables and lipomobilization during late pregnancy and early lactation (wk 6 antepartum until wk 10 postpartum). For this purpose, 59 pluriparous German Holstein cows were assigned to 4 dietary groups in a 2 × 2 design with the factors CLA and vitamin E at 2 levels. For this trial, we selected cows with a high body condition score because they are more likely to mobilize fat and consequently are at a higher risk of developing ketosis...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154426/a-new-experiment-for-investigating-evaporation-and-condensation-of-cryogenic-propellants
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K Bellur, E F Médici, M Kulshreshtha, V Konduru, D Tyrewala, A Tamilarasan, J McQuillen, J Leao, D S Hussey, D L Jacobson, J Scherschligt, J C Hermanson, C K Choi, J S Allen
Passive and active technologies have been used to control propellant boil-off, but the current state of understanding of cryogenic evaporation and condensation in microgravity is insufficient for designing large cryogenic depots critical to the long-term space exploration missions. One of the key factors limiting the ability to design such systems is the uncertainty in the accommodation coefficients (evaporation and condensation), which are inputs for kinetic modeling of phase change. A novel, combined experimental and computational approach is being used to determine the accommodation coefficients for liquid hydrogen and liquid methane...
March 2016: Cryogenics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154309/design-of-highly-dispersible-plga-microparticles-in-aqueous-fluid-for-the-development-of-long-acting-release-injectables
#15
Atsushi Nakashima, Tomohisa Izumi, Kazutomi Ohya, Keita Kondo, Toshiyuki Niwa
In this study, we developed highly dispersible polylactic glycolic acid (PLGA) copolymer microparticles (MRPs) in aqueous fluid. A solution containing both dissolved aripiprazole as a model drug and PLGA were spray-dried to make MRPs. The resultant MRPs were further co-processed with water-soluble additives and a surfactant to improve their dispersion behavior. The granules containing MRPs and additives, termed granulated microparticles (G-MRPs) were prepared by a newly established drop freeze-drying technique...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151993/adipose-tissue-macrophages-impair-preadipocyte-differentiation-in-humans
#16
Li Fen Liu, Colleen M Craig, Lorna L Tolentino, Okmi Choi, John Morton, Homero Rivas, Samuel W Cushman, Edgar G Engleman, Tracey McLaughlin
AIM: The physiologic mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and insulin resistance are not fully understood. Impaired adipocyte differentiation and localized inflammation characterize adipose tissue from obese, insulin-resistant humans. The directionality of this relationship is not known, however. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether adipose tissue inflammation is causally-related to impaired adipocyte differentiation. METHODS: Abdominal subcutaneous(SAT) and visceral(VAT) adipose tissue was obtained from 20 human participants undergoing bariatric surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148928/subcutaneous-fat-loss-is-greater-than-visceral-fat-loss-with-diet-and-exercise-weight-loss-promoting-drugs-and-bariatric-surgery-a-critical-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
C Merlotti, V Ceriani, A Morabito, A E Pontiroli
Aim of this review is to compare visceral and subcutaneous fat loss with all available strategies (diet and exercise, weight-loss promoting agents, and bariatric surgery). Eighty-nine studies, all full papers, were analysed to evaluate visceral and subcutaneous fat changes, measured through ultrasound, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and expressed as thickness, weight, area, and volume. Studies were included in a meta-analysis (random-effects model). Intervention effect (absolute and percent changes of visceral and subcutaneous fat) was expressed as standardized mean differences (SMD), with 95% confidence intervals (C...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144263/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-possible-indicator-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#18
Adalet Ozcicek, Fatih Ozcicek, Gursel Yildiz, Aysu Timuroglu, Levent Demirtas, Mutlu Buyuklu, Ufuk Kuyrukluyildiz, Emin Murat Akbas, Ergun Topal, Kultigin Turkmen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammation is a major risk factor in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is the true visceral fat depot of the heart. The relationship between coronary artery disease and EAT was shown in healthy subjects and ESRD patients. In the present study we aimed to investigate the relationship between EAT and inflammation parameters including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in hemodialysis (HD) patients...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144147/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-an-easily-overlooked-neurologic-emergency
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REVIEW
Ramadhan Oruch, Ian F Pryme, Bernt A Engelsen, Anders Lund
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is an unpredictable iatrogenic neurologic emergency condition, mainly arising as an idiosyncratic reaction to antipsychotic agent use. It is characterized by distinctive clinical features including a change in mental status, generalized rigidity, hyperpyrexia, and dysautonomia. It can be lethal if not diagnosed and treated properly. Mortality and morbidity attributed to this syndrome have recently declined markedly due to greater awareness, earlier diagnosis, and intensive care intervention...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141540/a-heuristic-initialized-stochastic-memetic-algorithm-for-mdpvrp-with-interdependent-depot-operations
#20
Abdus Salam Azad, Md Monirul Islam, Saikat Chakraborty
The vehicle routing problem (VRP) is a widely studied combinatorial optimization problem. We introduce a variant of the multidepot and periodic VRP (MDPVRP) and propose a heuristic initialized stochastic memetic algorithm to solve it. The main challenge in designing such an algorithm for a large combinatorial optimization problem is to avoid premature convergence by maintaining a balance between exploration and exploitation of the search space. We employ intelligent initialization and stochastic learning to address this challenge...
January 27, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
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