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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926856/insulin-dependent-activation-of-mch-neurons-impairs-locomotor-activity-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-obesity
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A Christine Hausen, Johan Ruud, Hong Jiang, Simon Hess, Hristo Varbanov, Peter Kloppenburg, Jens C Brüning
Melanin-concentrating-hormone (MCH)-expressing neurons (MCH neurons) in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) are critical regulators of energy and glucose homeostasis. Here, we demonstrate that insulin increases the excitability of these neurons in control mice. In vivo, insulin promotes phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling in MCH neurons, and cell-type-specific deletion of the insulin receptor (IR) abrogates this response. While lean mice lacking the IR in MCH neurons (IR(ΔMCH)) exhibit no detectable metabolic phenotype under normal diet feeding, they present with improved locomotor activity and insulin sensitivity under high-fat-diet-fed, obese conditions...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926473/growth-differentiation-factor-15-increases-following-oral-glucose-ingestion-effect-of-meal-composition-and-obesity
#2
Marie Helene Schernthaner-Reiter, Dominik Kasses, Christina Tugendsam, Michaela Riedl, Slobodan Peric, Gerhard Prager, Michael Krebs, Miriam Promintzer-Schifferl, Martin Clodi, Anton Luger, Greisa Vila
OBJECTIVE: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) is a cardiovascular biomarker belonging to the transforming growth factor-β superfamily. Increased GDF15 concentrations are associated with insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity. We investigated the physiological effects of meal composition and obesity on the regulation of systemic GDF15 levels. DESIGN: Lean (n = 8) and obese (n = 8) individuals received a carbohydrate- or fat-rich meal, a 75 g oral glucose load (OGTT) or short-term fasting...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925400/hydrothermal-carbon-enriched-with-oxygenated-groups-from-biomass-glucose-as-an-efficient-carbocatalyst
#3
Guodong Wen, Bolun Wang, Congxin Wang, Jia Wang, Zhijian Tian, Robert Schlögl, Dang Sheng Su
Metal-free carbocatalysts enriched with specific oxygenated groups with different morphology and size were synthesized from glucose by hydrothermal carbonization, in which cheap and widely available biomass could be converted into functionalized carbon using an environmentally benign process. The hydroxy- and carbonyl-enriched hydrothermal carbon (HTC) could be used in nitrobenzene reduction, and higher conversion was obtained on the sphere morphology with smaller size. In the Beckmann rearrangement of cyclohexanone oxime, carboxyl-enriched HTC exhibited superior performance compared with conventional solid acid (such as HY and HZSM-5), on which the strong acid sites and weak Lewis acid sites lead to high selectivity for the side product...
December 7, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925306/graphene-oxide-based-enzyme-nanoarchitectonics-for-substrate-channeling
#4
Motilal Mathesh, Jingquan Liu, Colin J Barrow, Wenrong Yang
The controlled spatial organization or compartmentalization of multi-enzyme cascade reactions to transfer a substrate from one enzyme to another for substrate channeling on scaffolds has sparked increasing interest in recent years. Here, we use graphene oxides to study the dependence of the activity of cascade reactions in a closely packed, randomly immobilized enzyme system on a 2 D scaffold. We first observe that the hydrophobicity of graphene oxides and various enzyme architectures for co-immobilized systems are important attributes for achieving high product-conversion rates...
December 7, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925195/palmitoleic-acid-improves-metabolic-functions-in-fatty-liver-by-ppar%C3%AE-dependent-ampk-activation
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Camila O Souza, Alexandre A S Teixeira, Luana A Biondo, Edson A Lima, Helena A P Batatinha, Jose C Rosa Neto
BACKGROUND: Palmitoleic acid, since described as lipokine, increases glucose uptake by modulation of 5'AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), as well as increasing lipolysis by activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα), in adipose tissue. However in liver, the effects of palmitoleic acid on glucose metabolism and the role of PPARα remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether palmitoleic acid improved the hepatic insulin sensitivity of obese mice...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924974/mir-155-regulates-high-glucose-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Dong Zhang, Yongchun Cui, Bin Li, Xiaokang Luo, Bo Li, Yue Tang
Cardiac fibrosis, as a pathological process, plays an important role in various cardiac diseases. microRNA-155 (miR-155) is one of the most important miRNAs, and previous studies have shown that it is a regulatory factor in various fibrotic diseases. However, the mechanism by which miR-155 affects myocardial fibrosis remains unclear. In this study, we aim to establish the biological function of miR-155 in myocardial fibrosis induced by diabetes in mice. We used normal C57BL/6 wild type (WT) and miR-155 knockout (KO) mice to establish the diabetic model by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin, and we utilized echocardiography to evaluate the cardiac function at 30 and 60 days post-modeling...
December 7, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924924/pleiotropic-effects-of-acarbose-on-atherosclerosis-development-in-rabbits-are-mediated-via-upregulating-ampk-signals
#7
Kuei-Chuan Chan, Meng-Hsun Yu, Ming-Cheng Lin, Chien-Ning Huang, Dai-Jung Chung, Yi-Ju Lee, Cheng-Hsun Wu, Chau-Jong Wang
Acarbose, an α-glucosidase inhibitor, is reported to reduce the incidence of silent myocardial infarction and slow the progression of intima-media thickening in patients with glucose intolerance. Here we investigate other impacts of acarbose on atherosclerosis development and the underlying mechanisms of atherosclerosis initiation and progression in vivo and in vitro. Rabbits fed a high cholesterol diet (HCD) were treated with acarbose (2.5-5.0 mg kg(-1)). Immunohistochemistry was used to assess the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), Ras, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), IL-6, β-galactosidase, and p-AMPK in atherosclerotic lesions...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924150/increasing-n-butanol-production-with-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by-optimizing-acetyl-coa-synthesis-nadh-levels-and-trans-2-enoyl-coa-reductase-expression
#8
Virginia Schadeweg, Eckhard Boles
BACKGROUND: n-Butanol can serve as an excellent gasoline substitute. Naturally, it is produced by some Clostridia species which, however, exhibit only limited suitability for industrial n-butanol production. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae would be an ideal host due to its high robustness in fermentation processes. Nevertheless, n-butanol yields and titers obtained so far with genetically engineered yeast strains are only low. RESULTS: In our recent work, we showed that n-butanol production via a clostridial acetoacetyl-CoA-derived pathway in engineered yeast was limited by the availability of coenzyme A (CoA) and cytosolic acetyl-CoA...
2016: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923989/metabolic-control-of-tobacco-pollination-by-sugars-and-invertases
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Marc Goetz, Anne Guivarc'h, Jörg Hirsche, Martin Andreas Bauerfeind, María-Cruz González, Tae Kyung Hyun, Seung Hee Eom, Dominique Chriqui, Thomas Engelke, Dominik K Großkinsky, Thomas Roitsch
Pollination in flowering plants is initiated by germination of pollen grains on stigmas followed by fast growth of pollen tubes representing highly energy-consuming processes. The symplastic isolation of pollen grains and tubes requires import of sucrose available in the apoplast. We show that the functional coupling of sucrose cleavage by invertases and uptake of the released hexoses by monosaccharide transporters are critical for pollination in tobacco. Transcript profiling, in situ hybridization and immunolocalization of extracellular invertases and two monosaccharide transporters in vitro and in vivo support the functional coupling in supplying carbohydrates for pollen germination and tube growth evidenced by spatiotemporally coordinated expression...
December 6, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923787/type-of-supplemented-simple-sugar-not-merely-calorie-intake-determines-adverse-effects-on-metabolism-and-aortic-function-in-female-rats
#10
Gemma Sangüesa, Sonali Shaligram, Farjana Akhter, Núria Roglans, Juan C Laguna, Roshanak Rahimian, Marta Alegret
High consumption of simple sugars causes adverse cardio-metabolic effects. We investigated the mechanisms underlying the metabolic and vascular effects of glucose or fructose intake and determined whether these effects are exclusively related to increased calorie consumption. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were supplemented with 20% w/v glucose or fructose for 2 months, and plasma analytes and aortic response to vasodilator and vasoconstrictor agents were determined. Expression of molecules associated with lipid metabolism, insulin signalling and vascular response were evaluated in hepatic and/or aortic tissues...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923643/anthraquinone-derivative-exerted-hormetic-effect-on-the-apoptosis-in-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-pc12-cells-via-erk-and-akt-activated-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway
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Lu Liu, Weiwei Huang, Jianhong Wang, Huiling Song, Juan Cen, Biansheng Ji
There were accumulated evidences that agents may attenuate neurological disorders through a hormetic effect. This study was designed to investigate hormetic effect of BME on the oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in NGF-differentiated PC12 cells. The effect of BME on the intracellular reactive oxygen species (iROS) formation and pro-survival signals mediated by ERK and Akt as well as transcription factor nuclear factor-erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathways was also determined...
December 3, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923373/microbial-production-of-next-generation-stevia-sweeteners
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Kim Olsson, Simon Carlsen, Angelika Semmler, Ernesto Simón, Michael Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Birger Lindberg Møller
BACKGROUND: The glucosyltransferase UGT76G1 from Stevia rebaudiana is a chameleon enzyme in the targeted biosynthesis of the next-generation premium stevia sweeteners, rebaudioside D (Reb D) and rebaudioside M (Reb M). These steviol glucosides carry five and six glucose units, respectively, and have low sweetness thresholds, high maximum sweet intensities and exhibit a greatly reduced lingering bitter taste compared to stevioside and rebaudioside A, the most abundant steviol glucosides in the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana...
December 7, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922839/safety-of-perioperative-glucocorticoids-in-elective-noncardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Andrew J Toner, Vyhunthan Ganeshanathan, Matthew T Chan, Kwok M Ho, Tomas B Corcoran
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are increasingly used perioperatively, principally to prevent nausea and vomiting. Safety concerns focus on the potential for hyperglycemia and increased infection. The authors hypothesized that glucocorticoids predispose to such adverse outcomes in a dose-dependent fashion after elective noncardiac surgery. METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic literature search of the major medical databases from their inception to April 2016...
December 6, 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922820/rapamycin-treatment-benefits-glucose-metabolism-in-mouse-models-of-type-2-diabetes
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Peter C Reifsnyder, Kevin Flurkey, Austen Te, David E Harrison
Numerous studies suggest that rapamycin treatment promotes insulin resistance, implying that rapamycin could have negative effects on patients with, or at risk for, type 2 diabetes (T2D). New evidence, however, indicates that rapamycin treatment produces some benefits to energy metabolism, even in the context of T2D. Here, we survey 5 mouse models of T2D (KK, KK-Ay, NONcNZO10, BKS-db/db, TALLYHO) to quantify effects of rapamycin on well-recognized markers of glucose homeostasis within a wide range of T2D environments...
November 30, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922752/abnormal-glucose-metabolism-and-high-energy-expenditure-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#15
Gustavo A Heresi, Steven K Malin, Jarrod W Barnes, Liping Tian, John P Kirwan, Raed A Dweik
RATIONALE: Insulin resistance has emerged as a potential mechanism related to the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). However, direct measurements of insulin and glucose metabolism have not been performed in IPAH patients to date. OBJECTIVES: To perform comprehensive metabolic phenotyping on humans with IPAH. METHODS: We assessed plasma insulin and glucose using an oral glucose tolerance test and estimated insulin resistance and beta-cell function in 14 IPAH patients and 14 controls matched for age, sex, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI),...
December 6, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922209/unconventional-pretreatment-of-lignocellulose-with-low-temperature-plasma
#16
Jens Vanneste, Thijs Ennaert, Annick Vanhulsel, Bert F Sels
Lignocellulose represents a potential supply of sustainable feedstock for the production of biofuels and chemicals. There is, however, an important cost and efficiency challenge associated with the conversion of such lignocellulosics. Since its structure is complex and not prone to undergo chemical reactions very easily, chemical and mechanical pretreatments are usually necessary in order to be able to refine them into the compositional building blocks (carbohydrates and lignin), from which value-added platform molecules such as glucose, ethylene glycol, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, levulinic acid, etc...
December 6, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922115/perilipin-5-fine-tunes-lipid-oxidation-to-metabolic-demand-and-protects-against-lipotoxicity-in-skeletal-muscle
#17
Claire Laurens, Virginie Bourlier, Aline Mairal, Katie Louche, Pierre-Marie Badin, Etienne Mouisel, Alexandra Montagner, André Marette, Angelo Tremblay, John S Weisnagel, Hervé Guillou, Dominique Langin, Denis R Joanisse, Cedric Moro
Lipid droplets (LD) play a central role in lipid homeostasis by controlling transient fatty acid (FA) storage and release from triacylglycerols stores, while preventing high levels of cellular toxic lipids. This crucial function in oxidative tissues is altered in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Perilipin 5 (PLIN5) is a LD protein whose mechanistic and causal link with lipotoxicity and insulin resistance has raised controversies. We investigated here the physiological role of PLIN5 in skeletal muscle upon various metabolic challenges...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921518/increased-radio-toxicity-in-two-cancerous-cell-lines-irradiated-by-low-and-high-energy-photons-in-the-presence-of-thio-glucose-bound-gold-nanoparticles
#18
Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard, Atefeh Rostami, Seyed Amir Aledavood, Maryam Moghadam Matin, Ameneh Sazgarnia
PURPOSE: Gold nanoparticles modified by thio-glucose have been believed to increase the toxicity of radiotherapy in human malignant cells. We report the effect of thio-glucose-bound gold nanoparticles (Glu-G nanoparticles), 16 nm in size, on two human lung (QU-DB) and breast (MCF7) cancer cell lines combined with kilo and megavoltage X-rays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The shape and surface characteristics, the size distribution and light absorption spectrum of the prepared nanoparticles were measured by transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and Ultraviolet-Visible spectrophotometry, respectively...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921432/-composition-of-macronutrients-in-the-diabetic-diet
#19
Zdeněk Rušavý, Michal Žourek
The diabetic diet is one of the pillars of diabetes treatment. The rapid development of knowledge relating to the treatment of diabetes also includes diet. The paper focuses on the importance of a diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and prevention of atherosclerosis. Its main goal is to assess the impact of a composition of macronutrients on individuals with type 2 diabetes. The paper is divided into several parts, each of which ends with a conclusion. The first part examines weight reduction. The diet aimed at a weight loss is effective, it can effectively prevent diabetes, it leads to improvements in glucose control and reduction of the risk factors for atherosclerosis, however it will not impact on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality until after more than 20 years...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921430/-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Andrea Plíhalová, Kateřina Westlake, Jan Polák
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA) is a disease very frequently occurring in people with type 2 diabetes, that significantly increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In a number of studies, OSA has been identified as an independent risk factor for the development of insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Disorders of glucose homeostasis in patients with OSA are probably mediated by chronic intermittent hypoxia and/or sleep fragmentation through activation of the sympathetic nervous system, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis, pro-inflammatory paths or oxidative stress...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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