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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878039/discovery-of-novel-representatives-of-bilaterian-neuropeptide-families-and-reconstruction-of-neuropeptide-precursor-evolution-in-ophiuroid-echinoderms
#1
Meet Zandawala, Ismail Moghul, Luis Alfonso Yañez Guerra, Jérôme Delroisse, Nikara Abylkassimova, Andrew F Hugall, Timothy D O'Hara, Maurice R Elphick
Neuropeptides are a diverse class of intercellular signalling molecules that mediate neuronal regulation of many physiological and behavioural processes. Recent advances in genome/transcriptome sequencing are enabling identification of neuropeptide precursor proteins in species from a growing variety of animal taxa, providing new insights into the evolution of neuropeptide signalling. Here, detailed analysis of transcriptome sequence data from three brittle star species, Ophionotus victoriae, Amphiura filiformis and Ophiopsila aranea, has enabled the first comprehensive identification of neuropeptide precursors in the class Ophiuroidea of the phylum Echinodermata...
September 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863435/erratum-to-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-kisspeptin-and-gonadal-steroids-directly-modulate-nucleobindin-2-nesfatin-1-in-murine-hypothalamic-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-neurons-and-gonadotropes
#2
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855042/insulinotropic-nucleobindin-2-nesfatin-1-is-dynamically-expressed-in-the-haemochorial-mouse-and-human-placenta
#3
Crystalyn B Legg-St Pierre, Martina Mackova, Ewa I Miskiewicz, Denise G Hemmings, Suraj Unniappan, Daniel J MacPhee
The placenta is the physiological bridge between mother and fetus and has life-sustaining functions during pregnancy, including metabolic regulation, fetal protection and hormone secretion. Nucleobindin-2 (NUCB2) is a calcium- and DNA-binding protein and precursor of nesfatin-1, a signalling peptide with multiple functions, including regulation of energy homeostasis and glucose transport. These are also key functions of the placenta, yet NUCB2/nesfatin-1 expression has never been comprehensively studied in this organ...
August 31, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851749/the-thermogenic-effect-of-nesfatin-1-requires-recruitment-of-the-melanocortin-system
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Riccardo Dore, Luka Levata, Sogol Gachkar, Olaf Jöhren, Jens Mittag, Hendrik Lehnert, Carla Schulz
Nesfatin-1 is a bioactive polypeptide expressed both in the brain and peripheral tissues and involved in the control of energy balance by reducing food intake. Central administration of nesfatin-1 significantly increases energy expenditure, as demonstrated by a higher dry heat loss; yet, the mechanisms underlying the thermogenic effect of central nesfatin-1 remain unknown. Therefore, in this study, we sought to investigate whether the increase in energy expenditure induced by nesfatin-1 is mediated by the central melanocortin pathway, which was previously reported to mediate central nesfatin-1´s effects on feeding and numerous other physiological functions...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846666/interleukin-6-il-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-snps-inflammation-and-metabolism-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-inner-mongolia
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Jie Zhang, Haiyi Chi, Huiying Xiao, Xiaoyan Tian, Yilin Wang, Xia Yun, Yancheng Xu
BACKGROUND Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is common all over the world. GDM women are with inflammatory and metabolisms abnormalities. However, few studies have focused on the association of IL-65-72C/G and TNF-α -857C/T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), inflammatory biomarkers, and metabolic indexes in women with GDM, especially in the Inner Mongolia population. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of IL-65-72C/G and TNF-α -857C/T SNPs, and inflammation and metabolic biomarkers in women with GDM pregnancies...
August 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838338/ghrelin-and-nucb2-nesfatin-1-expression-in-unilateral-testicular-torsion-induced-rats-with-and-without-n-acetylcysteine
#6
M Sarac, U Bakal, T Tartar, T Kuloglu, M Yardim, G Artas, S Aydin, A Kazez
Testicular torsion (TT) is a common urological problem in the field of pediatric surgery. The degree and duration of torsion determines the degree of testicular damage; however, its effects on the expression of octanoylated ghrelin and nucleobindin 2 (NUCB2) /nesfatin-1 synthetized from testicular tissue remain unclear. We explored the effects of experimentally induced unilateral TT on serum and contralateral testicular tissue ghrelin and NUCB2/nesfatin-1 levels, and determined whether N-acetyl cysteine (NAS) treatment had any effects on their expression...
August 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814086/plasma-nesfatin-1-level-in-patients-with-first-attack-psychosis
#7
M Sahpolat, M Ari
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the possible relationship between plasma concentrations of nesfatin 1 and first attack psychosis. METHODS: Totally, 32 patients with the first episode psychosis and 33 randomly selected weight- and body mass index-matched healthy volunteers admitted to Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Medicine, Training and Research Hospital, Psychiatry outpatient clinic were included. Healthy control subjects were matched in terms of weight and body mass index (BMI)...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807720/comparison-of-the-therapeutic-effects-of-sildenafil-citrate-heparin-and-neuropeptides-in-a-rat-model-of-acetic-acid-induced-gastric-ulcer
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mehmet Kalayci, Mehmet Ali Kocdor, Tuncay Kuloglu, İbrahim Sahin, Mehmet Sarac, Aziz Aksoy, Meltem Yardim, Semih Dalkilic, Onur Gursu, Suna Aydin, Ramazan Fazil Akkoc, Meltem Ugras, Gokhan Artas, İbrahim Hanifi Ozercan, Kader Ugur, Suleyman Aydin
AIMS: The purpose of our investigative work has been to determine whether there can be therapeutic roles in the administration of sildenafil citrate, heparin and several neuropeptides on an animal model where gastric ulcers were induced with acetic acid, and to compare their efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The animals were divided into 13 groups, with 4 animals in each. Gastric ulcers was induced in the animals of 12 groups with one untreated group being left as the control (Group I - control; given normal saline (NS))...
October 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796641/the-effect-of-thyroid-dysfunction-on-nesfatin-1-and-adiponectin-levels-in-rats
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Emine Atıci, Rasim Mogulkoc, Abdulkerim Kasım Baltaci, Esma Menevse
Background Changes in thyroid hormone concentrations may affect adiponectin concentrations through various mechanisms. A molecule released primarily from the fat cells adiposities; adiponectin has important effects on the regulation of body weight. Aim The present study aimed to explore the effects of experimental thyroid dysfunction and its treatment on nesfatin-1 and adiponectin levels in rats. Methods The study included 40 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats which were grouped as follows: (1) control; (2) hypothyroidism [hypothyroidism was induced by intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg/day propylthiouracil (PTU) for 3 weeks]; (3) hypothyroidism + thyroxine group [after hypothyroidism was induced by 2-week PTU injection, they were treated with high-dose L-thyroxine (1...
August 10, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795473/gastrointestinal-peptides-during-chronic-gastric-electrical-stimulation-in-patients-with-intractable-vomiting
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Mathieu Meleine, Chloé Melchior, Philip Prinz, Alfred Penfornis, Benoît Coffin, Andreas Stengel, Philippe Ducrotté, Guillaume Gourcerol
OBJECTIVES: Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) is an alternative therapy to treat patients with intractable vomiting. A preclinical study has demonstrated the modulation of the gastrointestinal (GI) peptide ghrelin by GES but such mechanism has never been investigated in patients. The aim of this work was to assess the effect of GES on GI peptide levels in patients with intractable vomiting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients were randomized to receive either ON or OFF GES, 14 completed the study (10 ON, 4 OFF stimulation)...
August 10, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762571/sex-specific-differences-in-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-hormones-with-integrated-signalling-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus
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Spencer P Loewen, Alex R Paterson, Su Yi Loh, Mark F Rogers, Charles C T Hindmarch, David Murphy, Alastair V Ferguson
Many traditional cardiovascular hormones have been implicated in metabolic function. Conversely, many hormones traditionally involved in metabolic regulation have an effect on cardiovascular function. Many of these signalling molecules exert such effects through specific actions in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN), an integrative autonomic control centre located in the hypothalamus. Here, we focus on four cardiovascular/metabolic peptide hormones that signal within the PVN, angiotensin II, orexin, adiponectin, and nesfatin-1...
August 1, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739555/serum-nesfatin-1-levels-in-girls-with-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty
#12
Ayça Altıncık, Oya Sayın
OBJECTIVE: Nesfatin-1, which is defined as an anorexigenic neuropeptide, is expressed mainly in central nervous system and in some periferic tissues. The role of nesfatin-1 in energy balance has been investigated; however, data are limited on the role of nesfatin-1 in human puberty. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate the following: i) the role of nesfatin-1 in puberty; and ii) relationship between nesfatin-1 and anthropometric measures, gonadotropin levels in girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty (CPP)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720397/cardioprotective-effect-of-nesfatin-1-against-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-role-of-the-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-pathway
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Arda Tasatargil, Nilay Kuscu, Selvinaz Dalaklioglu, Dileyra Adiguzel, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Sebahat Ozdem, Ayse Barutcigil, Sadi Ozdem
The present study was designed to evaluate the cardioprotective effects of nesfatin-1, a novel peptide with anorexigenic properties, in rats with isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial infarction (MI), and to further investigate the role of Akt/GSK-3β signaling pathway in the protective effect of nesfatin-1. To induce MI, ISO was subcutaneously injected into the rats for two consecutive days at a dosage of 85mg/kg/day. ISO-induced myocardial damage was indicated by elevated levels of cardiac specific troponin-T, enhanced myocardial expression of proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin-1β, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α), and increased number of cells with apoptotic and necrotic appearance in the myocardial tissue...
July 15, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717234/dietary-lipid-content-reorganizes-gut-microbiota-and-probiotic-l-rhamnosus-attenuates-obesity-and-enhances-catabolic-hormonal-milieu-in-zebrafish
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Silvia Falcinelli, Ana Rodiles, Azadeh Hatef, Simona Picchietti, Lina Cossignani, Daniel L Merrifield, Suraj Unniappan, Oliana Carnevali
In the present study, we explored whether dietary lipid content influences the gut microbiome in adult zebrafish. Diets containing three different lipid levels (high [HFD], medium [MFD], and low [LFD]) were administered with or without the supplementation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (P) to zebrafish in order to explore how the dietary lipid content may influence the gut microbiome. Dietary lipid content shifted the gut microbiome structure. The addition of L. rhamnosus in the diets, induced transcriptional reduction of orexigenic genes, upregulation of anorexigenic genes, and transcriptional decrease of genes involved in cholesterol and triglyceride (TAG) metabolism, concomitantly with lower content of cholesterol and TAG...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698350/efficacy-of-nanocurcumin-supplementation-on-insulin-resistance-lipids-inflammatory-factors-and-nesfatin-among-obese-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-a-trial-protocol
#15
Seyed Ali Jazayeri-Tehrani, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Siavash Mansouri, Mostafa Qorbani, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Milad Daneshi-Maskooni, Mohammad-Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar
OBJECTIVES: Different studies have been conducted on the role of curcumin in health since having multiple properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Due to the lack of studies regarding curcumin effects on obese patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), our protocol was designed to assess nanocurcumin impacts on blood sugar, lipids, inflammatory indices, insulin resistance and liver function, especially by nesfatin. SETTING: This trial will be conducted in the Oil Company central hospital of Tehran, Iran with a primary level of care...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697955/nesfatin-1-inhibits-voltage-gated-k-channels-in-pancreatic-beta-cells
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Yuko Maejima, Shoichiro Horita, Daisuke Kobayashi, Miho Aoki, Rie O'hashi, Ryota Imai, Kazuho Sakamoto, Masatomo Mori, Katsuya Takasu, Kazuma Ogawa, Seiichi Takenoshita, Songji Zhao, Akihiro Hazama, Kenju Shimomura
The anorexigenic neuropeptide NEFA/nucleobindin 2 (NUCB2)/nesfatin-1-containing neurons are distributed in the brain regions involved in feeding regulation. In spite of the growing knowledge of its physiological functions through extensive studies, its molecular mechanism of reaction, including its receptor, remains unknown. NUCB2/nesfatin-1 is also involved in various peripheral regulations, including glucose homeostasis. In pancreatic beta-cells, NUCB2/nesfatin-1 is reported to enhance glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) but its exact mechanism remains unknown...
July 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694701/high-levels-of-nesfatin-1-in-relation-to-the-dysfunction-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-and-hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid-axes-in-depressed-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
#17
Ya-Yun Xu, Jun Liang, Yin Cao, Feng Shan, Yang Liu, Qing-Rong Xia
Despite the increasing amount of evidence suggesting a relationship between depression and subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), the exact mechanism underlying this relationship remains unclear. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the roles of plasma Nesfatin-1 levels and dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axes in the comorbidity of depression and SCH. Dysfunctions of the HPA and HPT axes were detected by measuring plasma corticosterone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations, respectively...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691407/oxidative-stress-hepcidin-and-nesfatin-i-status-in-childhood-iron-and-vitamin-b12-deficiency-anemias
#18
Tünay Kontaş Aşkar, Olga Büyükleblebici, Adnan Adil Hismioğulları, Zeynep Hünkerler
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a disease that is long and often repetitive and can result in great burden to the national economy. The most frequent nutritional deficiency anemias in children are related with iron and vitamin B12 deficiencies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the oxidative stress, hepcidin, and nesfatin-I levels in childhood iron and vitamin B12 deficiency anemias. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study had three groups of 15 children, iron anemia deficiency group, vitamin B12 deficiency group and a control group...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684238/involvement-of-central-nesfatin-1-neurons-on-oxytocin-induced-feeding-suppression-in-rats
#19
Reiko Saito, Satomi Sonoda, Hiromichi Ueno, Yasuhito Motojima, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Takashi Maruyama, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Kentaro Tanaka, Yukiyo Yamamoto, Koichi Kusuhara, Yoichi Ueta
Peripheral anorectic hormones, such as peptide YY (PYY) and oxytocin (OXT), suppress food intake. A newly identified anorectic neuropeptide, nesfatin-1, is synthesized in both peripheral tissue and the central nervous system, particularly by various nuclei in the hypothalamus and brainstem. Here, we examined the effects of intraperitoneal (ip) administration of PYY3-36, OXT, and OXT analog, on nesfatin-1-immunoreactive (ir) neurons in the rat hypothalamus and brainstem, using Fos double fluorescence-immunohistochemistry...
August 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653126/impact-of-metabolic-hormones-secreted-in-human-breast-milk-on-nutritional-programming-in-childhood-obesity
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REVIEW
Pilar Amellali Badillo-Suárez, Maricela Rodríguez-Cruz, Xóchitl Nieves-Morales
Obesity is the most common metabolic disease whose prevalence is increasing worldwide. This condition is considered a serious public health problem due to associated comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Perinatal morbidity related to obesity does not end with birth; this continues affecting the mother/infant binomial and could negatively impact on metabolism during early infant nutrition. Nutrition in early stages of growth may be essential in the development of obesity in adulthood, supporting the concept of "nutritional programming"...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
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