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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661693/phosphorylation-of-beta-3-adrenergic-receptor-at-serine-247-by-erk-map-kinase-drives-lipolysis-in-obese-adipocytes
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Shangyu Hong, Wei Song, Peter-James H Zushin, Bingyang Liu, Mark P Jedrychowski, Amir I Mina, Zhaoming Deng, Dimitrije Cabarkapa, Jessica A Hall, Colin J Palmer, Hassan Aliakbarian, John Szpyt, Steven P Gygi, Ali Tavakkoli, Lydia Lynch, Norbert Perrimon, Alexander S Banks
OBJECTIVE: The inappropriate release of free fatty acids from obese adipose tissue stores has detrimental effects on metabolism, but key molecular mechanisms controlling FFA release from adipocytes remain undefined. Although obesity promotes systemic inflammation, we find activation of the inflammation-associated Mitogen Activated Protein kinase ERK occurs specifically in adipose tissues of obese mice, and provide evidence that adipocyte ERK activation may explain exaggerated adipose tissue lipolysis observed in obesity...
March 29, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651293/homeobox-a5-promotes-white-adipose-tissue-browning-through-inhibition-of-the-tenascin-c-toll-like-receptor-4-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-inflammatory-signaling-in-mice
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Weina Cao, Hongtao Huang, Tianyu Xia, Chenlong Liu, Saeed Muhammad, Chao Sun
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces rapid increase in systemic inflammatory factors. As adipose tissue is a key contributor to the inflammatory response to numerous metabolic stimuli, it is important to understand the mechanism behind the LPS-induced inflammation in white adipose tissue (WAT). Homeobox a5 (Hoxa5) is an important transcription factor, which is highly expressed in adipose tissue, and its mRNA expression is increased at cold exposure in mice. So far, the function of Hoxa5 in adipose tissue browning has been poorly understood...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627378/brown-adipose-tissue-derived-angptl4-controls-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-and-regulates-thermogenesis
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Abhishek K Singh, Binod Aryal, Balkrishna Chaube, Noemi Rotllan, Luis Varela, Tamas L Horvath, Yajaira Suárez, Carlos Fernández-Hernando
OBJECTIVES: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) controls triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TRL) catabolism. This process is mediated by the lipoprotein lipase (LPL), an enzyme that catalyzed the hydrolysis of triglyceride (TAG) in glycerol and fatty acids (FA), which are burned to generate heat. LPL activity is regulated by angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), a secretory protein produced in adipose tissues (AT), liver, kidney, and muscle. While the role of ANGPTL4 in regulating lipoprotein metabolism is well established, the specific contribution of BAT derived ANGPTL4 in controlling lipid and glucose homeostasis is not well understood...
March 29, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626477/chronic-cold-exposure-results-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-browning-and-altered-global-metabolism-in-qinghai-tibetan-plateau-pika-ochotona-curzoniae
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Jia Li, Quanyu Yang, Zhenzhong Bai, Gregg L Semenza, Ri-Li Ge
The plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae), one of the indigenous animals of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is adapted to life in a cold and hypoxic environment. We conducted a series of genomic, proteomic and morphological studies to investigate whether changes in energy metabolism contribute to adaptation of the plateau pika to cold stress by analyzing summer and winter cohorts. The winter group showed strong morphological and histological features of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT)...
April 4, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620433/what-activates-thermogenesis-when-lipid-droplet-lipolysis-is-absent-in-brown-adipocytes
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Hyunsu Shin, Hang Shi, Bingzhong Xue, Liqing Yu
Cold exposure activates the sympathetic nervous system. It is generally thought that this sympathetic activation induces heat production by stimulating lipolysis of cytosolic lipid droplets (LDs) in brown adipocytes. However, this concept was not examined in vivo due to lack of appropriate animal models. Recently, we and others have demonstrated that LD lipolysis in brown adipocytes is not required for cold-induced nonshivering thermogenesis. Our studies uncovered an essential role of white adipose tissue (WAT) lipolysis in fueling thermogenesis during fasting...
April 5, 2018: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601095/what-s-cold-got-to-do-with-it-cold-induced-thermogenesis-and-microbiome-modification-maybe-regulated-by-bile-acid-physiology
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Nisreen Soufi, Rohit Kohli
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March 30, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593657/lipoprotein-lipase-expression-in-hypothalamus-is-involved-in-the-central-regulation-of-thermogenesis-and-the-response-to-cold-exposure
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Elise Laperrousaz, Raphaël G Denis, Nadim Kassis, Cristina Contreras, Miguel López, Serge Luquet, Céline Cruciani-Guglielmacci, Christophe Magnan
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is expressed in different areas of the brain, including the hypothalamus and plays an important role in neural control of the energy balance, including feeding behavior and metabolic fluxes. This study tested the hypothesis that hypothalamic LPL participates in the control of body temperature. We first showed that cold exposure induces decreased activity and expression of LPL in the mouse hypothalamus. We then selectively deleted LPL in the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) through an adeno-associated virus approach in LPL-floxed mice and generated MBHΔ Lpl mice with 30-35% decrease in hypothalamic LPL activity...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590555/activation-of-trpv1-in-nucleus-tractus-solitarius-reduces-brown-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis-arterial-pressure-and-heart-rate
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Mazher Mohammed, Christopher J Madden, Michael C Andresen, Shaun F Morrison
The sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) to brown adipose tissue (BAT) regulates BAT thermogenesis to defend body temperature in cold environments or to produce fever during immune responses. The vagus nerve contains afferents that inhibit the BAT SNA and BAT thermogenesis evoked by skin cooling. We sought to determine whether activation of TRPV1 channels in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), which are prominently expressed in unmyelinated vagal afferents, would affect cold-evoked BAT thermogenesis, cardiovascular parameters, or their vagal afferent-evoked responses...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588285/clpp-deficiency-protects-against-metabolic-syndrome-but-hinders-adaptive-thermogenesis
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Christina Becker, Alexandra Kukat, Karolina Szczepanowska, Steffen Hermans, Katharina Senft, Christoph Paul Brandscheid, Priyanka Maiti, Aleksandra Trifunovic
Mitochondria are fundamental for cellular metabolism as they are both a source and a target of nutrient intermediates originating from converging metabolic pathways, and their role in the regulation of systemic metabolism is increasingly recognized. Thus, maintenance of mitochondrial homeostasis is indispensable for a functional energy metabolism of the whole organism. Here, we report that loss of the mitochondrial matrix protease CLPP results in a lean phenotype with improved glucose homeostasis. Whole-body CLPP-deficient mice are protected from diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance, which was not present in mouse models with either liver- or muscle-specific depletion of CLPP However, CLPP ablation also leads to a decline in brown adipocytes function leaving mice unable to cope with a cold-induced stress due to non-functional adaptive thermogenesis...
March 27, 2018: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549995/in-shackleton-s-trails-central-and-local-thermoadaptive-modifications-to-cold-and-hypoxia-after-a-man-hauling-expedition-on-the-antarctic-plateau
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Michail E Keramidas, Roger Kölegård, Ola Eiken
Cold and hypoxia constitute the main environmental stressors encountered on the Antarctic Plateau. Hence, we examined whether central and/or peripheral acclimatisation to the combined stressors of cold and hypoxia would be developed in four men following an 11-day man-hauling expedition on this polar region. Before and after the journey, participants performed a static whole-body immersion in 21 °C water, during which they were breathing a hypoxic gas (partial pressure of inspired O2 : ~97 mmHg). To evaluate their local responses to cold, participants also immersed the hand into 8 °C water for 30 min, while they were whole-body immersed and mildly hypothermic [i...
April 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539416/cbx4-sumoylates-prdm16-to-regulate-adipose-tissue-thermogenesis
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Qingbo Chen, Lei Huang, Dongning Pan, Lihua J Zhu, Yong-Xu Wang
Transcriptional co-activator Prdm16 controls brown fat development and white fat browning, but how this thermogenic function is modulated post-translationally is poorly understood. Here, we report that Cbx4, a Polycomb group protein, is a SUMO E3 ligase for Prdm16 and that Cbx4-mediated sumoylation of Prdm16 is required for thermogenic gene expression. Cbx4 expression is enriched in brown fat and is induced in adipose tissue by acute cold exposure. Sumoylation of Prdm16 at lysine 917 by Cbx4 blocks its ubiquitination-mediated degradation, thereby augmenting its stability and thermogenic function...
March 13, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539415/err%C3%AE-preserves-brown-fat-innate-thermogenic-activity
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Maryam Ahmadian, Sihao Liu, Shannon M Reilly, Nasun Hah, Weiwei Fan, Eiji Yoshihara, Pooja Jha, C Daniel De Magalhaes Filho, Sandra Jacinto, Andrew V Gomez, Yang Dai, Ruth T Yu, Christopher Liddle, Annette R Atkins, Johan Auwerx, Alan R Saltiel, Michael Downes, Ronald M Evans
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) adaptively transfers energy from glucose and fat into heat by inducing a gene network that uncouples mitochondrial electron transport. However, the innate transcription factors that enable the rapid adaptive response of BAT are unclear. Here, we identify estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ) as a critical factor for maintaining BAT identity. ERRγ is selectively expressed in BAT versus WAT, in which, in the absence of PGC1α, it drives a signature transcriptional network of thermogenic and oxidative genes in the basal (i...
March 13, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524524/seasonal-changes-in-plasma-levels-of-thyroid-hormones-and-the-effects-of-the-hormones-on-cellular-atp-content-in-common-bottlenose-dolphin
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Miwa Suzuki, Kaho Banno, Toshiki Usui, Noriko Funasaka, Takao Segawa, Tetsuo Kirihata, Haruka Kamisako, Keiichi Ueda, Arimune Munakata
In general, thyroid hormones (THs) stimulate cellular metabolism by inducing ATP utilization that collaterally leads to thermogenesis. However, in cetaceans, TH functions and the contribution of THs to cold adaptation are not fully understood. To investigate the role of THs in metabolism of cetaceans, seasonal changes in circulating levels in thyroxine (T4 ) were investigated in the common bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus that were monitored under two different conditions for two years, with routine measurements of body temperature (BT), water temperature (WT) and air temperature (AT)...
March 7, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521002/in-vivo-metabolic-imaging-and-monitoring-of-brown-and-beige-fat
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Sicong He, Yitai An, Xuesong Li, Xiuqing Wei, Qiqi Sun, Zhenguo Wu, Jianan Y Qu
Activation of the thermogenic brown and beige fat is an effective means to increasing whole-body energy expenditure. In this work, a unique label-free method was developed to quantitatively assess the metabolism and thermogenesis of mouse adipose tissues in vivo. Specifically, an optical redox ratio based on the endogenous fluorescence of mitochondrial metabolic coenzymes (NADH and FAD) was used to measure the metabolic state of adipocytes. Our findings demonstrate that the optical redox ratio provides a label-free and real-time biomarker to determine the thermogenic response of brown, beige and white adipose tissues to a variety of physiological stimulations...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515462/amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-regulates-energy-metabolism-through-modulating-thermogenesis-in-adipose-tissue
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Lingyan Wu, Lina Zhang, Bohan Li, Haowen Jiang, Yanan Duan, Zhifu Xie, Lin Shuai, Jia Li, Jingya Li
Obesity occurs when excess energy accumulates in white adipose tissue (WAT), whereas brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is specialized in dissipating energy through thermogenesis, potently counteracts obesity. White adipocytes can be converted to thermogenic "brown-like" cells (beige cells; WAT browning) under various stimuli, such as cold exposure. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a crucial energy sensor that regulates energy metabolism in multiple tissues. However, the role of AMPK in adipose tissue function, especially in the WAT browning process, is not fully understood...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504286/cold-acclimation-reduces-hepatic-protein-kinase-b-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase-phosphorylation-and-increases-gluconeogenesis-in-rats
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Diane M Sepa-Kishi, Glen Katsnelson, George Bikopoulos, Ayesha Iqbal, Rolando B Ceddia
This study investigated the molecular and metabolic responses of the liver to cold-induced thermogenesis. To accomplish that, male Wistar rats were exposed to cold (4°C) for 7 days. Livers were then extracted and used for the determination of glucose and fatty acid oxidation, glycogen content, the expression and content of proteins involved in insulin signaling, as well as in the regulation of gluconeogenesis and de novo lipid synthesis. Despite being hyperphagic, cold-acclimated rats displayed normoglycemia with reduced insulinemia, which suggests improved whole-body insulin sensitivity...
March 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492311/an-emerging-role-for-epigenetic-regulation-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-expression-in-environmentally-stimulated-brown-adipose-thermogenesis
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REVIEW
J A Gill, Michele A La Merrill
Metabolic disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, and obesity, a central risk factor, is reaching epidemic proportions. Energy expenditure and brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis are implicated in metabolic disease, and it is becoming evident that impaired BAT activity is regulated by gene/environment interactions. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (Pgc-1α) is a critical regulator of BAT thermogenesis, which is highly inducible by environmental stimuli such as cold and diet...
May 2017: Environmental Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467675/pvat-and-its-relation-to-brown-beige-and-white-adipose-tissue-in-development-and-function
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REVIEW
Staffan Hildebrand, Jasmin Stümer, Alexander Pfeifer
Adipose tissue is commonly categorized into three types with distinct functions, phenotypes, and anatomical localizations. White adipose tissue (WAT) is the major energy store; the largest depots of WAT are found in subcutaneous or intravisceral sites. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is responsible for energy dissipation during cold-exposure (i.e., non-shivering thermogenesis) and is primarily located in the interscapular region. Beige or brite (brown-in-white) adipose tissue can be found interspersed in WAT and can attain a brown-like phenotype...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467034/seasonal-differences-in-brown-adipose-tissue-density-and-pulse-rate-variability-in-a-thermoneutral-environment
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Shinsuke Nirengi, Naoki Sakane, Shiho Amagasa, Sawako Wakui, Toshiyuki Homma, Yuko Kurosawa, Takafumi Hamaoka
BACKGROUND: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is sympathetically activated and induces thermogenesis during cold exposure, thereby influencing energy expenditure and body fat levels. The very low frequency (VLF) components of pulse rate variability could be a form of thermogenic sympathetic nervous activity, but no clear relationship has yet been reported between VLF activity and BAT density. We therefore aimed to evaluate the association between them. METHODS: We enrolled 20 adults in winter and 20 matched adults in summer...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455954/the-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-is-dispensable-for-cold-induced-adipose-tissue-browning-in-mice
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Merel Defour, Wieneke Dijk, Philip Ruppert, Emmani B M Nascimento, Patrick Schrauwen, Sander Kersten
OBJECTIVE: Chronic cold exposure causes white adipose tissue (WAT) to adopt features of brown adipose tissue (BAT), a process known as browning. Previous studies have hinted at a possible role for the transcription factor Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor alpha (PPARα) in cold-induced browning. Here we aimed to investigate the importance of PPARα in driving transcriptional changes during cold-induced browning in mice. METHODS: Male wildtype and PPARα-/- mice were housed at thermoneutrality (28 °C) or cold (5 °C) for 10 days...
February 9, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
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