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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928671/aerobic-exercise-training-selectively-changes-oxysterol-levels-and-metabolism-reducing-cholesterol-accumulation-in-the-aorta-of-dyslipidemic-mice
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Guilherme Silva Ferreira, Paula R Pinto, Rodrigo T Iborra, Vanessa Del Bianco, Monique Fátima Mello Santana, Edna Regina Nakandakare, Valéria S Nunes, Carlos E Negrão, Sergio Catanozi, Marisa Passarelli
Background: Oxysterols are bioactive lipids that control cellular cholesterol synthesis, uptake, and exportation besides mediating inflammation and cytotoxicity that modulate the development of atherosclerosis. Aerobic exercise training (AET) prevents and regresses atherosclerosis by the improvement of lipid metabolism, reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) and antioxidant defenses in the arterial wall. We investigated in dyslipidemic mice the role of a 6-week AET program in the content of plasma and aortic arch cholesterol and oxysterols, the expression of genes related to cholesterol flux and the effect of the exercise-mimetic AICAR, an AMPK activator, in macrophage oxysterols concentration...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867609/ampk-attenuates-ventricular-remodeling-and-dysfunction-following-aortic-banding-in-mice-via-the-sirt3-oxidative-stress-pathway
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Yili Chen, Cong Chen, Bin Dong, Fuwei Xing, Huiling Huang, Fengjuan Yao, Yuedong Ma, Jiangui He, Yugang Dong
Although recent findings have suggested that AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) exerts inhibitory effects on cardiac remodeling secondary to hypertension, the mechanism and optimal duration of treatment remain unknown. Mice with descending aortic banding (AB) or subjected to sham operation received subcutaneous injection of either AICAR (0.5mg∙g(-1)∙day(-1)) or vehicle over 4 week periods. At the end of 4 week treatment, left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function were evaluated with histological analysis and echocardiography...
August 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841738/aucubin-protects-against-tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-cardiac-fibroblasts-activation-by-mediating-the-ampk%C3%AE-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Yang Xiao, Wei Chang, Qing-Qing Wu, Xiao-Han Jiang, Ming-Xia Duan, Ya-Ge Jin, Qi-Zhu Tang
Fibrosis is a key feature of various cardiovascular diseases and compromises cardiac systolic and diastolic performance. The lack of effective anti-fibrosis drugs is a major contributor to the increasing prevalence of heart failure. The present study was performed to investigate whether the iridoid aucubin alleviates cardiac fibroblast activation and its underlying mechanisms. Neonatal rat cardiac fibroblasts were incubated with aucubin (1, 10, 20, 50 µM) followed by transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1, 10 ng/mL) stimulation for 24 h...
August 25, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826664/aicar-treatment-reduces-interstitial-fibrosis-in-aging-mice-suppression-of-the-inflammatory-fibroblast
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Katarzyna A Cieslik, JoAnn Trial, Mark L Entman
In 2030, elderly people will represent 20% of the United States population. Even now, chronic cardiac diseases, especially heart failure with preserved systolic function (HFpEF), are the most expensive DRGs for Medicare. Progressive interstitial fibrosis in the aging heart is well recognized as an important component of HFpEF. Our recent studies suggested an important pathophysiologic role for reduced TGF-β receptor 1 (TGFβR1) signaling in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their mesenchymal fibroblast progeny in the development of interstitial fibrosis...
October 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814760/mir-181a-involves-in-the-hippocampus-dependent-memory-formation-via-targeting-prkaa1
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Sun-Fu Zhang, Jun-Chen Chen, Jing Zhang, Jian-Guo Xu
Post-transcriptional gene regulation by microRNAs (miRNAs) is involved in memory formation. However, the roles of individual miRNAs in these processes remain largely unknown. In this study, we want to clarify the role of miR-181a in hippocampus-dependent memory formation. A transient increase in miR-181a expression was observed after conditioned fear conditioning (CFC) and object location task (OLT) training. Selective overexpression or inhibition of miR-181a in the dorsal hippocampus (DH) via the injection of a miR-181a agomir or antagomir enhanced or impaired the CFC- and OLT-dependent memory formation, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808062/ablating-tbc1d1-impairs-contraction-induced-sarcolemmal-glucose-transporter-type-4-redistribution-but-not-insulin-mediated-responses-in-rats
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Jamie Whitfield, Sabina Paglialunga, Brennan K Smith, Paula M Miotto, Genevieve Simnett, Holly L Robson, Swati S Jain, Eric A F Herbst, Eric M Desjardins, David J Dyck, Lawrence L Spriet, Gregory R Steinberg, Graham P Holloway
TBC1 domain family member 1 (TBC1D1), a Rab GTPase-activating protein and paralogue of Akt substrate of 160 kDa (AS160), has been implicated in both insulin- and 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase/IMP cyclohydrolase (AICAR)-mediated glucose transporter type (GLUT4) translocation. However, the role of TBC1D1 in contracting muscle remains ambiguous. We therefore explored the metabolic consequence of ablating TBC1D1 in both resting and contracting skeletal muscles, utilizing a rat TBC1D1-KO model...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771713/epa-blocks-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inhibition-of-sugar-uptake-in-caco-2-cells-via-gpr120-and-ampk
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Rosa Castilla-Madrigal, Jaione Barrenetxe, María J Moreno-Aliaga, María Pilar Lostao
The aim of the present work was to investigate in Caco-2 cells whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, could block the inhibitory effect of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) on sugar transport, and identify the intracellular signaling pathways involved. After pre-incubation of the Caco-2 cells with TNF-α and EPA for 1 h, EPA prevented the inhibitory effect of the cytokine on α-methyl-D-glucose (αMG) uptake (15 min) and on SGLT1 expression at the brush border membrane, measured by Western blot...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763253/alda-1-protects-against-acrolein-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-endothelial-barrier-dysfunction
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Qing Lu, Miles Mundy, Eboni Chambers, Thilo Lange, Julie Newton, Diana Borgas, Hongwei Yao, Gaurav Choudhary, Rajshekhar Basak, Mahogany Oldham, Sharon Rounds
Inhalation of acrolein, a highly reactive aldehyde, causes lung edema. The underlying mechanism is poorly understood and there is no effective treatment. In this study, we demonstrated that acrolein not only dose-dependently induced lung edema, but also promoted lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI). Importantly, acrolein-induced lung injury were prevented and rescued by Alda-1, an activator of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) 2. Acrolein also dose-dependently increased monolayer permeability, disrupted adherens junctions and focal adhesion complexes, and caused intercellular gap formation in primary cultured lung microvascular endothelial cells (LMVEC); effects that were attenuated by Alda-1 and the antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine, but not by the NADPH inhibitor, apocynin...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748494/high-glucose-stimulates-cell-proliferation-and-collagen-iv-production-in-rat-mesangial-cells-through-inhibiting-ampk-katp-signaling
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Bei Zhang, Yong-Quan Shi, Jun-Jie Zou, Xiang-Fang Chen, Wei Tang, Fei Ye, Zhi-Min Liu
PURPOSE: The present study investigated the putative mechanisms underlying effects of KATP channel on high glucose (HG)-induced mesangial cell proliferation and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-2 and Collagen IV production. METHODS: Rat mesangial cells were subjected to whole cell patch clamp to record the KATP channel currents under high glucose (HG, 30 mM) condition. Cell proliferation was measured using a CCK-8 assay. The production of TIMP-2 and Collagen IV and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-signaling pathway activity was assessed by ELISA and Western blotting, respectively...
July 26, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719670/suppressive-effect-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Ryoichi Araki, Mika Hosogi, Tomoko Yonezawa, Fumio Shiraga
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells plays a central role in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key regulator of energy homeostasis, on the EMT in RPE cells. In this study, EMT-associated formation of cellular aggregates was induced by co-stimulation of cultured ARPE-19 cells with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 (5 ng/ml)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717968/deletion-of-type-2-cannabinoid-receptor-induces-alzheimer-s-disease-like-tau-pathology-and-memory-impairment-through-ampk-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Lin Wang, Bing-Jin Liu, Yun Cao, Wei-Qi Xu, Dong-Sheng Sun, Meng-Zhu Li, Fang-Xiao Shi, Man Li, Qing Tian, Jian-Zhi Wang, Xin-Wen Zhou
Although several studies have shown that type-2 cannabinoid receptor (CB2R) is involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, the effects of CB2R on AD-like tau abnormal phosphorylation and its underlying mechanism remain unclear. Herein, we employed the CB2R(-/-) mice as the animal model to explore roles of CB2R in regulating tau phosphorylation and brain function. We found that CB2R(-/-) mice display AD-like tau hyperphosphorylation, hippocampus-dependent memory impairment, increase of GSK3β activity, decrease of AMPK and Sirt1 activity and mitochondria dysfunction...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704996/imidacloprid-promotes-high-fat-diet-induced-adiposity-in-female-c57bl-6j-mice-and-enhances-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-via-the-ampk%C3%AE-mediated-pathway
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Quancai Sun, Weipeng Qi, Xiao Xiao, Szu-Hao Yang, Daeyoung Kim, Kyong Sup Yoon, John M Clark, Yeonhwa Park
Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, was previously reported to enhance adipogenesis and resulted in insulin resistance in cell culture models. It was also reported to promote high fat diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in male C57BL/6J mice. Thus, the goal of the present study was to determine the effects of imidacloprid and dietary fat interaction on the development of adiposity and insulin resistance in female C57BL/6J mice. Mice were fed with a low (4% w/w) or high fat (20% w/w) diet containing imidacloprid (0...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699918/ampk-activation-dependent-autophagy-compromises-oleanolic-acid-induced-cytotoxicity-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Yarong Song, Peng Zhang, Yadong Sun, Xuechao Li, Lifeng Chen, Yajun Xiao, Yifei Xing
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved catabolic process in eukaryotic cells, which allows cells to overcome a wide array of of stresses and has recently been shown to result in drug resistance. This study examined the effect of autophagy on oleanolic acid (OA)-induced cytotoxicity against bladder cancer cells. Our study demonstrated that OA inhibited cell viability, proliferation, and induced apoptosis in bladder cancer lines T24 and EJ. Furthermore, OA induced autophagy in both cell lines by activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), inhibiting mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and promoting unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (ULK1)...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689811/ampk-activation-ameliorates-d-galn-lps-induced-acute-liver-failure-by-upregulating-foxo3a-to-induce-autophagy
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Yan-Min Liu, Jun Lv, Qing-Lei Zeng, Shen Shen, Ji-Yuan Xing, Ying-Ying Zhang, Zhi-Hao Zhang, Zu-Jiang Yu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an uncommon but serious disease still carrying a high mortality. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of AMPK on D-GalN/LPS-induced ALF. METHODS: In this study, we utilized intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN/LPS to induce ALF model, and analyzed the expression of AMPK, inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6), Foxo3A and autophagy-related genes (Atg-5, Beclin-1, Atg-7) by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in liver tissue...
July 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683454/interactions-of-tlr4-and-ppar%C3%AE-dependent-on-ampk-signalling-pathway-contribute-to-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-vaccariae-hypaphorine-in-endothelial-cells
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Haijian Sun, Xuexue Zhu, Wei Lin, Yuetao Zhou, Weiwei Cai, Liying Qiu
Background /Aims: Accumulating evidence indicates that endothelial inflammation is one of the critical determinants in pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Our previous studies had demonstrated that Vaccariae prevented high glucose or oxidative stress-triggered endothelial dysfunction in vitro. Very little is known about the potential effects of hypaphorine from Vaccariae seed on inflammatory response in endothelial cells. METHODS: In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of Vaccariae hypaphorine (VH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged endothelial EA...
July 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676953/regulation-of-sirt1-ampk-axis-is-critically-involved-in-gallotannin-induced-senescence-and-impaired-autophagy-leading-to-cell-death-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Hee Young Kwon, Ju-Ha Kim, Bonglee Kim, Sanjay K Srivastava, Sung-Hoon Kim
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most fatal malignancies with high mortality worldwide. Here the underlying antitumor mechanism of gallotannin was elucidated in HCC cells. Gallotannin suppressed viability and colony formation, increased subG1 portion and also induced senescence via upregulation of p21, G0/G1 arrest and higher SA-β-gal activity in HepG2 and SK-Hep1 cells. However, pan-caspase inhibitor Z-VAD-FMK reversed the ability of gallotannin to activate caspase 3 at 48 h after treatment in two HCC cells...
July 4, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663724/activation-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-impairs-the-dendritic-arborization-of-newborn-neurons-in-the-hippocampal-dentate-gyrus-through-the-ampk-and-akt-signaling-pathways
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Yujing Tian, Mengwen Qi, Zhouqing Wang, Chunfeng Wu, Zhen Sun, Yingchun Li, Sha Sha, Yimei Du, Lei Chen, Ling Chen
Neurite growth is an important process for the adult hippocampal neurogenesis which is regulated by a specific range of the intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i). Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is a calcium-permeable channel and activation of it causes an increase in [Ca(2+)]i. We recently reported that TRPV4 activation promotes the proliferation of stem cells in the adult hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG). The present study aimed to examine the effect of TRPV4 activation on the dendrite morphology of newborn neurons in the adult hippocampal DG...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656194/excessive-nnos-no-ampk-signaling-activation-mediated-by-the-blockage-of-the-cbs-h2s-system-contributes-to-oxygen%C3%A2-glucose-deprivation%C3%A2-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-pc12%C3%A2-cells
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Rui Zhang, Yong-Quan Lin, Wei-Sheng Wang, Xin-Qiang Wang
Hypoxic‑ischemia stress causes severe brain injury, leading to death and disability worldwide. Although it has been reported that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is an essential step in the progression of hypoxia or ischemia‑induced brain injury, the underlying molecular mechanisms are and have not yet been fully elucidated. Accumulating evidence has indicated that both nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) play an important role in the development of cerebral ischemic injury. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of the association between NO signaling and the cystathionine β‑synthase (CBS)/H2S system on ER stress in a cell model of cerebral hypoxia‑ischemia injury...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653238/ampk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-regulated-by-ghrelin-participates-in-the-regulation-of-huvec-and-thp1-inflammation
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Min Zhang, Shuping Wang, Zhicheng Pan, Tiantong Ou, Jianwei Ma, Hua Liu, Ruogu Li, Ping Yang, Wenzheng Han, Shaofeng Guan, Xumin Hou, Weiyi Fang, Xinkai Qu
Endothelial inflammation and monocyte plays an essential role in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Ghrelin is beneficial for atherosclerosis progression. However, the detailed and precise molecular mechanisms of how ghrelin regulates endothelial inflammation are not clear. In this study, we investigated the regulation mechanism of ghrelin on TNF-α-activated endothelial inflammation and monocyte adhesion. It was found that TNF-α-induced monocyte adhesion on HUVEC was significantly attenuated by ghrelin...
June 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624657/adiponectin-improves-the-osteointegration-of-titanium-implant-under-diabetic-conditions-by-reversing-mitochondrial-dysfunction-via-the-ampk-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Xiao-Fan Hu, Lin Wang, Yi-Zhao Lu, Geng Xiang, Zi-Xiang Wu, Ya-Bo Yan, Yang Zhang, Xiong Zhao, Yuan Zang, Lei Shi, Wei Lei, Ya-Fei Feng
Diabetes-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction would result in compromised osteointegration of titanium implant (TI) and high rate of implant failure, yet the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Adiponectin (APN) is a fat-derived adipocytokine with strong antioxidant, mitochondrial-protective and anti-diabetic efficacies. We hypothesized that mitochondrial dysfunction under diabetes may account for the oxidative stress in osteoblasts and titanium-bone interface (TBI) instability, which could be ameliorated by APN...
June 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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