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Katie L Whytock, Sam O Shepherd, Anton J M Wagenmakers, Juliette A Strauss
Hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) and adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) control skeletal muscle lipolysis. ATGL is present on the surface of lipid droplets (LD) containing intramuscular triglyceride (IMTG) in both the basal state and during exercise. HSL translocates to LD in ex vivo electrically stimulated rat skeletal muscle. Perilipin-2 and perilipin-5 associated lipid droplets (PLIN2+ and PLIN5+ LD) are preferentially depleted during exercise in humans indicating these PLINs may control muscle lipolysis. We aimed to test the hypothesis that in human skeletal muscle in vivo HSL (but not ATGL) is redistributed to PLIN2+ and PLIN5+ LD during moderate-intensity exercise...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Daniel F Vatner, Leigh Goedeke, Joao-Paulo G Camporez, Kun Lyu, Ali R Nasiri, Dongyan Zhang, Sanjay Bhanot, Susan F Murray, Christopher D Still, Glenn S Gerhard, Gerald I Shulman, Varman T Samuel
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Targeting regulators of adipose tissue lipoprotein lipase could enhance adipose lipid clearance, prevent ectopic lipid accumulation and consequently ameliorate insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Angiopoietin-like 8 (ANGPTL8) is an insulin-regulated lipoprotein lipase inhibitor strongly expressed in murine adipose tissue. However, Angptl8 knockout mice do not have improved insulin resistance. We hypothesised that pharmacological inhibition, using a second-generation antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) against Angptl8 in adult high-fat-fed rodents, would prevent ectopic lipid accumulation and insulin resistance by promoting adipose lipid uptake...
March 1, 2018: Diabetologia
Anton R Lord, Lisa A Simms, Allison Brown, Katherine Hanigan, Krupa Krishnaprasad, Belinda Schouten, Anthony R Croft, Mark N Appleyard, Graham L Radford-Smith
BACKGROUND: Gastroenterology Departments at hospitals within Australia receive thousands of General Practitioner (GP)-referral letters for gastrointestinal investigations every month. Many of these requests are for colonoscopy. This study aims to evaluate the performance of the current symptoms-based triage system compared to a novel risk score using objective markers. METHODS: Patients with lower abdominal symptoms referred by their GPs and triaged by a Gastroenterology consultant to a colonoscopy consent clinic were recruited into the study...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Huisheng Wu, Peipei Guo, Zhao Jin, Xinyi Li, Xin Yang, Chaoliang Tang, Yanlin Wang, Jianjuan Ke
OBJECTIVE: Irisin is a 112-amino acid peptide found in rat and human skeletal muscle after exercise. Previous studies had suggested that higher circulating irisin levels were associated with an increased risk of vascular atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we determined irisin levels in serum, and investigated their associations with functional outcomes in a 3-month follow-up study in Chinese patients with first-ever acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: From September 2015 to December 2016, consecutive first-ever AIS patients admitted to the Department of Emergency of our hospital were identified...
February 19, 2018: Cytokine
Norifumi Tanaka, Katsunari Sano, Md Ashrafur Rahman, Ryota Miyata, Genci Capi, Shigenori Kawahara
Hippocampal theta oscillations have been implicated in working memory and attentional process, which might be useful for the brain-machine interface (BMI). To further elucidate the properties of the hippocampal theta oscillations that can be used in BMI, we investigated hippocampal theta oscillations during a two-lever choice task. During the task body-restrained rats were trained with a food reward to move an e-puck robot towards them by pressing the correct lever, ipsilateral to the robot several times, using the ipsilateral forelimb...
2018: PloS One
X-F Yang, G Ma, N-H Feng, D-S Yu, Y Wu, C Li
OBJECTIVE: Obesity emerged as a major public health problem worldwide, and prolonged condition with increased BMI causes various metabolic disorders include the development of kidney cancer. The metabolic changes alter the renal microenvironment and thereby promoting tumor. Hence, detailed studies of genes that regulate these this changes are keen to understand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initially, we successfully initiate kidney tumor using prolonged intake of a high-fat diet in Wistar rats, which are confirmed with pathological changes observed through histological sectioning...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Parvin Babaei, Adele Dastras, Bahram Soltani Tehrani, Shiva Pourali Roudbaneh
Objectives: Ovarian hormones have been shown to regulate body weight, intra-abdominal fat accumulation and plasma level of cytokines. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of estrogen replacement therapy on visceral adipose tissue, plasma level of apelin, lipid profiles, and glucose in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Methods: Thirty female Wistar rats were divided into OVX (n = 20) and sham (n = 10) groups. OVX rats were subdivided into estrogen replacement therapy (OVX+est; n = 10) receiving 17 β-estradiol valerates (30 µg/kg, s...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Yukiko Fueta, Yuko Sekino, Sachiko Yoshida, Yasunari Kanda, Susumu Ueno
Prenatal valproic acid (VPA) exposure is a well-known animal model of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that produces alterations in embryonic and adult neurogenesis as well as adolescent/adulthood neurobehavioral phenotypes. However, the effects of prenatal VPA exposure on neural network excitability, especially during the synaptogenic period around eye opening, are not fully understood. In this study, we orally administered VPA (300 mg/kg) to pregnant Wistar rats on gestation day 15 and subsequently performed field potential recording in the CA1 area of hippocampal slices obtained from control (saline-exposed) and VPA-exposed rat pups between postnatal day (PND) 13 and PND18...
January 5, 2018: Neurotoxicology
Oluwayemisi B Ibitoye, Taofeek O Ajiboye
This study investigated the influence of caffeic, ferulic, gallic and protocatechuic acids on high-fructose diet-induced metabolic syndrome in rats. Oral administration of the phenolic acids significantly reversed high-fructose diet-mediated increase in body mass index and blood glucose. Furthermore, phenolic acids restored high-fructose diet-mediated alterations in metabolic hormones (insulin, leptin and adiponectin). Similarly, elevated tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6 and -8 were significantly lowered...
December 20, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Estela R Queiroz, Celeste M P DE Abreu, Denise A Rocha, Raimundo V DE Sousa, Rodrigo M Fráguas, Mariana A Braga, Pedro H S César
Dyslipidemias are associated with the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and hepatic steatosis, being the cause of morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the effects of lychee peel flour (PF) on serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-c), triacylglycerols (TAG) and various parameters related to obesity, in rats fed a hypercholesterolemic diet. Therefore, 20 male rats were used. In the first 21 days, the animals were fed a hypercholesterolemic diet, except for control group...
December 11, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
Martin Fried, Karin Dolezalova, Adam P Chambers, Elliott J Fegelman, Robin Scamuffa, Michael L Schwiers, Jason R Waggoner, Martin Haluzik, Randy J Seeley
Objective: To explore partial jejunal diversion (PJD) via a side-to-side jejuno-jejunostomy for improved glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PJD is an anatomy-sparing, technically simple surgery in comparison to the predominate metabolic procedures, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Positive results in a rodent model prompted a human proof-of-concept study. Research design and methods: Pre-clinically, 71 rats were studied in a model of metabolic dysfunction induced by a high-fat diet; 33 animals undergoing one of two lengths of PJD were compared with 18 undergoing sham, 10 RYGB and 10 jejuno-ileal bypass...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Clémence Jeanmaire, Bernard Mazières, Evelyne Verrouil, Lorraine Bernard, Francis Guillemin, Anne-Christine Rat
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the associations between body composition, notably low lean mass, and clinical symptoms [pain, physical function, quality of life (QoL)] in patients with symptomatic hip and/or knee OA. METHODS: Cross-sectional study using data from the 3-year follow-up visit of the Knee and Hip OsteoArthritis Long-term assessment (KHOALA) cohort. Skeletal muscle and fat mass were measured by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Fat mass index (FMI) was defined as total fat mass/height2 ...
October 18, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Naomi Rabinovics, Gideon Bachar, Tom Raz-Yarkoni, Raphael Feinmesser
AIMS: To review the experience of a single-center with RATS and to assess its outcome, feasibility and safety. BACKGROUND: With the advent of minimally invasive techniquesin thyroid surgery, robot-assisted transaxillary thyroid surgery (RATS) has become one of the most popular approaches. Its main advantages are improved cosmetic outcome, thereby increasing patient satisfaction, improved visualization and range of motion. Several large-scale studies, have demonstrated its safety and feasibility...
November 2017: Harefuah
Christina N Parker, Kathleen J Finlayson, Helen E Edwards
Venous leg ulcers are characterized by a long healing process and repeated cycles of ulceration. A secondary analysis of data from multisite longitudinal studies was conducted to identify risk factors for delayed healing and recurrence of venous leg ulcers for development of risk assessment tools, and a single-site prospective study was performed to as- sess the new tools' interrater reliability (IRR). The development of the risk assessment tools was based on results from previous multivariate analyses combined with further risk factors documented in the literature from systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and cohort studies with regard to delayed healing and recurrence...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
Wen Wu, Kai-Lun Liang, Bo Chen, Jie Su, Su-Hong Chen, Gui-Yuan Lyu
To study the anti-obesity effect of Mori Folium extract on diet-induced obesity(DIO) and to explore the preliminary mechanism in rats. DIO rat models were established by high glucose and high fat diet for 8 weeks. Then high(10 mg•kg⁻¹) and low(5 mg•kg⁻¹) does Mori Folium extracts were given by intragastric administration for 13 weeks. After the last administration, their body weight, 24 h food intake, water intake, Lee's index, liver/body mass index, and fat/body mass index were determined. The levels of lipoprotein lipase(LPL), CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha(C/EBPα) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma(PPARγ) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(ELISA)...
May 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Pingxi Xiao, Kai Zhang, Zhiwen Tao, Niannian Liu, Bangshun Ge, Min Xu, Xinzheng Lu
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) occurs due to the accumulation of complications associated with rheumatic fever, and it results in high morbidity and mortality. The majority of cases of RHD are diagnosed in the chronic stages, when treatment options are limited. A small reservoir of cardiac stem cells is responsible for maintaining cardiac homeostasis and repairing tissue damage. Understanding the role of cardiac stem cells and the various proteins responsible for their functions in different pathological stages of RHD is an important area of investigation...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Pengxiang Chen, Qingxu Song, Jie Han, Huapu Xu, Tong Chen, Jiaqi Xu, Yufeng Cheng
BACKGROUNDS: Sitting time and physical activity are associated with cancer risk; however, their roles in the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are inconclusive. This study aimed to investigate the effects of total sitting time, occupational activity time (OAT), and recreational activity time (RAT) on ESCC risk. METHODS: Five hundred fifty-seven ESCC patients and 543 healthy controls matched by sex and age were recruited for this study. Conditional logistic regression was performed to obtain odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
Hui Ren, Ke Hu
In order to investigate the association between inflammatory and oxidative stress (OS)‑associated factors in chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), 238 CIH patients and 156 healthy volunteers were included. CIH rat and lymphocytes were used as experimental models. Interleukin (IL)‑6, tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α), C‑reactive protein (CRP), nitric oxide (NO) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) were analyzed. Patients with CIH were older, with hypertension, increased heart rate (HR) and body mass index (BMI), and there were more males than females...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
B Bendlová, M Vaňková, M Hill, G Vacínová, P Lukášová, D VejraŽková, L Šedová, O Šeda, J Včelák
The data derived from rat models and the preliminary results of human studies provide strong indices of involvement of common ZBTB16 variants in a range of cardiovascular and metabolic traits. This cross-sectional study in the Caucasian cohort of 1517 Czech adults aimed to verify the hypothesis that ZBTB16 gene variation directly affects obesity and serum lipid levels. Genotyping of nine polymorphisms of the ZBTB16 gene (rs11214863, rs593731, rs763857, rs2846027, rs681200, rs686989, rs661223, rs675044, rs567057) was performed...
September 26, 2017: Physiological Research
Rebecca A Deal, Yueming Tang, Reid Fletcher, Alfonso Torquati, Philip Omotosho
INTRODUCTION: The impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on weight loss and co-morbid disease resolution is well established. However, the mechanisms underlying the procedure remain incompletely understood. Intestinal remodeling involving glucose transporters (GLUTs) may play a crucial role. Rat studies have demonstrated morphological adaptation of GLUTs within adipose and intestinal cells in association with the reprogramming of glucose metabolism. There is a limited understanding of the variations in expression amongst GLUT family receptors in the human intestine...
September 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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