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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679911/the-effects-of-valproate-and-topiramate-use-on-serum-insulin-leptin-neuropeptide-y-and-ghrelin-levels-in-epileptic-children
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Nafiye Polat Çiçek, Tülay Kamaşak, Mine Serin, Aysenur Okten, Ahmet Alver, Ali Cansu
PURPOSE: Although some drugs used in the treatment of epilepsy are known to affect body weight, the hormonal factors responsible have not been sufficiently described. The purpose of this study was to compare insulin, leptin, neuropeptide Y and ghrelin levels in children with epilepsy receiving monotherapy with topiramate (TPM) and valproic acid (VPA), the drugs whose effects on body weight have been most discussed, with those of a control group. METHOD: 48 patients (25 VPA, 23 TPM) aged between 6 and 15...
April 11, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679223/association-between-lepr-fto-mc4r-and-pparg-2-polymorphisms-with-obesity-traits-and-metabolic-phenotypes-in-school-aged-children
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Sílvia M Almeida, José M Furtado, Paulo Mascarenhas, Maria E Ferraz, José C Ferreira, Mariana P Monteiro, Manuel Vilanova, Fernando P Ferraz
PURPOSE: Evaluate the relationship of leptin receptor (LEPR) rs1137101, fat mass obesity-associated (FTO) receptors 9939609, melanocortin-4 receptors (MC4R) rs2229616 and rs17782313, and proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARG) rs1801282 with clinical and metabolic phenotypes in prepubertal children. RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the effect of polymorphisms on clinical and metabolic phenotypes in prepubertal children? METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed to evaluate anthropometric features, percentage body fat (%BF), biochemical parameters, and genotype in 773 prepubertal children...
April 20, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678421/growth-hormone-receptor-deficient-pigs-resemble-the-pathophysiology-of-human-laron-syndrome-and-reveal-altered-activation-of-signaling-cascades-in-the-liver
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Arne Hinrichs, Barbara Kessler, Mayuko Kurome, Andreas Blutke, Elisabeth Kemter, Maren Bernau, Armin M Scholz, Birgit Rathkolb, Simone Renner, Sebastian Bultmann, Heinrich Leonhardt, Martin Hrabĕ de Angelis, Hiroshi Nagashima, Andreas Hoeflich, Werner F Blum, Martin Bidlingmaier, Rüdiger Wanke, Maik Dahlhoff, Eckhard Wolf
OBJECTIVE: Laron syndrome (LS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder in humans caused by loss-of-function mutations of the growth hormone receptor (GHR) gene. To establish a large animal model for LS, pigs with GHR knockout (KO) mutations were generated and characterized. METHODS: CRISPR/Cas9 technology was applied to mutate exon 3 of the GHR gene in porcine zygotes. Two heterozygous founder sows with a 1-bp or 7-bp insertion in GHR exon 3 were obtained, and their heterozygous F1 offspring were intercrossed to produce GHR-KO, heterozygous GHR mutant, and wild-type pigs...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675927/tributyltin-reduces-the-levels-of-serum-adiponectin-and-activity-of-akt-and-induces-metabolic-syndrome-in-male-mice
#4
Haotian Yan, Hao Guo, Dong Cheng, Ruirui Kou, Cuili Zhang, Jiliang Si
Tributyltin (TBT), a proven environmental obesogen, functions as a nanomolar agonist of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPARγ). However, the adverse effects of TBT on metabolism are incompletely understood. In this study, male ICR mice were administered TBT (5 and 50 μg·kg- 1 ) by an intraperitoneal injection once every 3 days for 30 days from 28 days of age and bred for another 30 days after the last administration of TBT. We analyzed the effects of these exposures on the fat depot weights, serum lipid profile, serum leptin and adiponectin, hepatic lipid accumulation, and activity of AKT in the liver and skeletal muscle isolated from mice 8 mins after receiving an insulin injection...
April 20, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675134/leptin-and-leptin-resistance-in-the-pathogenesis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-possible-link-to-oxidative-stress-and-cardiovascular-complications
#5
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Slava Berger, Vsevolod Y Polotsky
Obesity-related sleep breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) cause intermittent hypoxia (IH) during sleep, a powerful trigger of oxidative stress. Obesity also leads to dramatic increases in circulating levels of leptin, a hormone produced in adipose tissue. Leptin acts in the hypothalamus to suppress food intake and increase metabolic rate. However, obese individuals are resistant to metabolic effects of leptin. Leptin also activates the sympathetic nervous system without any evidence of resistance, possibly because these effects occur peripherally without a need to penetrate the blood-brain barrier...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674409/associations-of-adiponectin-leptin-levels-and-the-change-of-body-composition-in-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-a-prospective-cohort-study
#6
Xiao Xu, Xue Tian, Yuan Chen, Zhi-Kai Yang, Zhen Qu, Jie Dong
BACKGROUND: Although the association between adipokines such as adiponectin, leptin, and body composition has been noted, whether they could predict the change of fat mass and lean body mass is unknown. We aimed to examine these associations in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) through a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Body composition (by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) including fat mass and lean body mass were examined at baseline and then at year 3. Serum leptin and adiponectin levels were measured...
April 19, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674266/effects-of-high-protein-diet-containing-isolated-whey-protein-in-rats-submitted-to-resistance-training-of-aquatic-jumps
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Eudes Thiago Pereira Avila, Thiago da Rosa Lima, Ramires Alsamir Tibana, Paula Caroline de Almeida, Géssica Alves Fraga, Mariana de Souza Sena, Luiz Felipe Petusk Corona, James Wilfred Navalta, Sajjad Rezaei, Morteza Ghayomzadeh, Amílcar Sabino Damazo, Jonato Prestes, Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli
OBJECTIVES: Isolated whey protein (IWP) can decrease body fat compared with other protein sources. The present study verified the effects of high protein diet (HD) containing IWP on several parameters of rats subjected to resistance training (RT). METHODS: Thirty-two male Wistar rats (60 days of age) were separated into four groups (n = 8/group): sedentary normoproteic (IWP 14%; SN); sedentary hyperproteic (IWP 35%; SH); trained normoproteic (IWP 14%; TN), and trained hyperproteic (WPI 35%; TH)...
February 13, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671344/subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-parameters-after-one-year-in-new-users-of-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-compared-to-copper-iud
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Kleber Cursino, Gabriel Araújo de Lima, Priscilla de Nazaré Silva Dos Santos, Elizabeth João Pavin, Luis Bahamondes, Arlete Fernandes
PURPOSE: To evaluate markers of cardiovascular disease in women with normal insulin sensitivity who had recently initiated use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) as a contraceptive. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, non-randomised, comparative study. Data of 30 women of 18-40 years of age, with normal hyperinsulinaemic-euglycaemic clamp at baseline and body mass index (BMI) < 30, who opted to use DMPA or a copper intrauterine device (IUD) as a contraceptive, were analysed...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671182/self-reported-dietary-flavonoid-intake-and-serum-markers-of-inflammation-the-multiethnic-cohort
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Sabine Rohrmann, Yurii B Shvetsov, Yukiko Morimoto, Lynne R Wilkens, Kristine R Monroe, Loïc Le Marchand, Adrian A Franke, Laurence N Kolonel, Gertraud Maskarinec
PURPOSE: To examine if dietary intake of foods rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to be inversely associated with chronic diseases, is associated with inflammatory processes. METHODS: This analysis includes controls of case-control studies nested within the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) who completed a validated food frequency questionnaire at cohort entry. Biomarkers were assessed in blood donated during follow-up (mean = 9.6 years). We used multivariate linear regression adjusted for potential confounders to estimate associations between intake of flavanones, flavonols, and isoflavones and levels of adiponectin, leptin, C-reactive protein, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor-α...
April 18, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670283/genetic-identification-of-leptin-neural-circuits-in-energy-and-glucose-homeostases
#10
Jie Xu, Christopher L Bartolome, Cho Shing Low, Xinchi Yi, Cheng-Hao Chien, Peng Wang, Dong Kong
Leptin, a hormone produced in white adipose tissue, acts in the brain to communicate fuel status, suppress appetite following a meal, promote energy expenditure and maintain blood glucose stability1,2 . Dysregulation of leptin or its receptors (LEPR) results in severe obesity and diabetes3-5 . Although intensive studies on leptin have transformed obesity and diabetes research2,6 , clinical applications of the molecule are still limited 7 , at least in part owing to the complexity and our incomplete understanding of the underlying neural circuits...
April 18, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670259/association-between-fat-mass-adipose-tissue-fat-fraction-per-adipose-tissue-and-metabolic-risks-a-cross-sectional-study-in-normal-overweight-and-obese-adults
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Mark Hübers, Corinna Geisler, Anja Bosy-Westphal, Wiebke Braun, Maryam Pourhassan, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Manfred J Müller
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether fat mass (FM) and total adipose tissue (TAT) can be used interchangeably and FM per TAT adds to metabolic risk assessment. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Cross-sectional data were assessed in 377 adults (aged 18-60 years; 51.2% women). FM was measured by either 4-compartment (4C) model or quantitative magnetic resonance (QMR); total-, subcutaneous- and visceral adipose tissue (TAT, SAT, VAT), and liver fat by whole-body MRI; leptin, insulin, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and triglycerides; resting energy expenditure and respiratory quotient by indirect calorimetry were determined...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670038/taiwanese-green-propolis-ethanol-extract-delays-the-progression-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-rats-treated-with-streptozotocin-high-fat-diet
#12
Li-Han Chen, Yi-Wen Chien, Mei-Ling Chang, Chia-Chung Hou, Ching-Hung Chan, Hung-Wei Tang, Hui-Yu Huang
Taiwanese green propolis ethanol extract (TGPE) is produced only in Taiwan and has a different composition from other types of propolis. TGPE is known for its anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and anti-microbial properties, but the effects and mechanisms of TGPE in the modulation of diabetes are unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of TGPE on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a streptozotocin/high-fat-diet (STZ/HFD)-induced T2DM rat model. The results revealed that TGPE delayed the development and progression of T2DM and reduced the severity of &beta;-cell failure...
April 18, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669464/adiponectin-and-chemerin-contrary-adipokines-in-regulating-reproduction-and-metabolic-disorders
#13
Anusha Singh, Mayank Choubey, Puran Bora, Amitabh Krishna
Metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes are one of the most familiar risk factors in the present time among every age-group. It is associated with altered levels of adipokines such as adiponectin, chemerin, leptin, resistin, visfatin, and so on. Adiponectin is one of the adipocyte-specific protein with novel applications pertaining to metabolism by promoting insulin sensitivity and regulating glucose and fatty acid catabolism, while chemerin is considered as an inhibitor of insulin signaling and glucose catabolism...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668887/changes-in-visceral-adipose-tissue-plasma-membrane-lipid-composition-in-old-rats-are-associated-with-adipocyte-hypertrophy-with-aging
#14
Elena Bonzón-Kulichenko, Eduardo Moltó, Cristina Pintado, Alejandro Fernández, Carmen Arribas, Dominik Schwudke, Nilda Gallardo, Andrej Shevchenko, Antonio Andrés
Increased adiposity, through adipocyte hypertrophy and/or hyperplasia, characterizes aging and obesity. Both are leptin-resistant states, associated to disturbed lipid metabolism, reduced insulin sensitivity and inflammation. Nevertheless, fat tissue dysfunction appears earlier in obesity than in normal aging. In contrast, lipodystrophy is accompanied by diabetes, and improving the fat cell capacity to expand rescues the diabetic phenotype. Fat tissue dysfunction is extensively studied in the diet-induced obesity, but remains relatively neglected in the aging-associated obesity...
April 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668472/obesity-in-childhood-and-adolescence-genetic-factors
#15
Marko Kostovski, Velibor Tasic, Nevena Laban, Momir Polenakovic, Dragan Danilovski, Zoran Gucev
Obesity and excess weight are a pandemic phenomenon in the modern world. Childhood and adolescent obesity often ends up in obesity in adults. The costs of obesity and its consequences are staggering for any society, crippling for countries in development. Childhood obesity is also widespread in Macedonia. Metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia and carbohydrate intolerance are found in significant numbers. Parents and grandparents are often obese. Some of the children are either dysmorphic, or slightly retarded. We have already described patients with Prader-Willi syndrome, Bardet-Biedl syndrome or WAGR syndrome...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668463/changes-to-trimethylamine-n-oxide-and-its-precursors-in-nascent-metabolic-syndrome
#16
Daniella Lent-Schochet, Ryan Silva, Matthew McLaughlin, Beverley Huet, Ishwarlal Jialal
Background Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cardio-metabolic cluster afflicting 35% of American adults, increases cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type-2 diabetes (T2DM) risk. Increased levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite derived from choline and L-carnitine, correlates with CVD and T2DM. However, the precise role of TMAO and its precursors in MetS remains unclear. We tested the hypothesis that choline, L-carnitine and TMAO in MetS patients without CVD or T2DM would be altered and correlate with inflammatory markers...
April 18, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667130/beneficial-effects-of-the-calcium-channel-blocker-ctk-01512-2-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Rodrigo B M Silva, Samuel Greggio, Gianina T Venturin, Jaderson C da Costa, Marcus V Gomez, Maria M Campos
Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play a critical role in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). CTK 01512-2 is a recombinant version of the peptide Phα1β derived from the spider Phoneutria nigriventer, which inhibits N-type VGCC/TRPA1-mediated calcium influx. We investigated the effects of this molecule in the mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The effects of CTK 01512-2 were compared to those displayed by ziconotide-a selective N-type VGCC blocker clinically used for chronic pain-and fingolimod-a drug employed for MS treatment...
April 17, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665872/maternal-intake-of-omega-3-and-omega-6-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-during-mid-pregnancy-is-inversely-associated-with-linear-growth
#18
M Al-Hinai, A Baylin, M M Tellez-Rojo, A Cantoral, A Ettinger, M Solano-González, K E Peterson, W Perng
This study investigates relations of maternal N-3 and N-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) intake during pregnancy with offspring body mass index (BMI), height z-score and metabolic risk (fasting glucose, C-peptide, leptin, lipid profile) during peripuberty (8-14 years) among 236 mother-child pairs in Mexico. We used food frequency questionnaire data to quantify trimester-specific intake of N-3 alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); N-6 linoleic acid and arachidonic acid (AA); and N-6:N-3 (AA:EPA+DHA), which accounts for the fact that the two PUFA families have opposing effects on physiology...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665658/effect-of-the-anti-il-17-antibody-on-allergic-inflammation-in-an-obesity-related-asthma-model
#19
Lin Liang, Jung Hur, Ji Young Kang, Chin Kook Rhee, Young Kyoon Kim, Sook Young Lee
Background/Aims: The co-occurrence of obesity aggravates asthma symptoms. Diet-induced obesity increases helper T cell (TH) 17 cell differentiation in adipose tissue and the spleen. The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor pravastatin can potentially be used to treat asthma in obese patients by inhibiting interleukin 17 (IL-17) expression. This study investigated the combined effects of pravastatin and anti-IL-17 antibody treatment on allergic inflammation in a mouse model of obesity-related asthma...
April 19, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665351/neuroendocrine-response-to-gaba-b-receptor-agonism-in-alcohol-dependent-individuals-results-from-a-combined-outpatient-and-human-laboratory-experiment
#20
Mehdi Farokhnia, Mikela B Sheskier, Mary R Lee, April N Le, Erick Singley, Sofia Bouhlal, Timmy Ton, Zhen Zhao, Lorenzo Leggio
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the nervous system, plays an important role in biobehavioral processes that regulate alcohol seeking, food intake, and stress response. The metabotropic GABA-B receptor has been investigated as a potential therapeutic target for alcohol use disorder, by using orthosteric agonists (e.g., baclofen) and positive allosteric modulators. Whether and how pharmacological manipulation of the GABA-B receptor, in combination with alcohol intake, may affect feeding- and stress-related neuroendocrine pathways remains unknown...
April 14, 2018: Neuropharmacology
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