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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924729/conjugated-linoleic-acid-isomers-exert-differential-effects-on-an-adipocyte-model-of-hiv-associated-lipodystrophy
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Cathríona R Loonam, Sandra D O Dell, Anne Mullen
BACKGROUND: HIV-associated lipodystrophy is associated with decreased expression of PPAR-γ in adipose tissue. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers (cis9, trans11 and trans10, cis12) are putative PPAR-γ agonists, but have not previously been investigated in the context of HIV-associated lipodystrophy. METHODS: 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes were differentiated in the presence of ritonavir (20 μM as per previous experimental models) and 100 μM cis9,trans11, trans10,cis12 or vehicle control, DMSO...
December 7, 2016: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919957/simultaneous-administration-of-statins-and-pioglitazone-limits-tumor-growth-in-a-rat-model-of-malignant-glioma
#2
Jorge Humberto Tapia-Pérez, Robert Preininger, Elmar Kirches, Annegret Reinhold, Jana Butzmann, Sylvia Prilloff, Christian Mawrin, Thomas Schneider
BACKGROUND/AIM: Statins are cholesterol reducers with considerable dose-dependent effect against glioma cells. The apoptotic effect could be increased by combining statins or by adding pioglitazone (PGZ). The last one is an anti-diabetic drug, an agonist of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARG). We used an animal model to test the effect of such combination in vivo and we investigated the changes on immunological processes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three rats (F344/DuCrl) were anesthetized and glioblastoma (F98) cells were implanted stereotactically...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916422/pgc-1-alpha-interacts-with-microrna-217-to-functionally-regulate-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation
#3
Shaohui Zhang, Xinguo Liu, Jianming Liu, Heng Guo, Hongfeng Xu, Geng Zhang
BACKGROUND: In this study, we explored the functional mechanism of PPARg co-activator 1-alpha (PGC-1α) in regulating miR-217-mediated breast cancer development in vitro. METHODS: Dual-luciferase activity assay was applied to examine the binding of miR-217 on PGC-1α gene. Breast cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 were infected by lentivirus to constitutively downregulate miR-217. Its regulation on PGC-1α expression was investigated by qRT-PCR and western blot...
December 1, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899892/age-dependent-hepatic-udp-glucuronosyltransferase-gene-expression-and-activity-in-children
#4
Elizabeth Neumann, Huma Mehboob, Jacqueline Ramírez, Snezana Mirkov, Min Zhang, Wanqing Liu
UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are important phase II drug metabolism enzymes. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between age and changes in mRNA expression and activity of major human hepatic UGTs, as well as to understand the potential regulatory mechanism underlying this relationship. Using previously generated data, we investigated age-dependent mRNA expression levels of 11 hepatic UGTs (UGT1A1, UGT1A3, UGT1A4, UGT1A5, UGT1A6, UGT1A9, UGT2B4, UGT2B7, UGT2B10, UGT2B15, and UGT2B17) and 16 transcription factors (AHR, AR, CAR, ESR2, FXR, GCCR, HNF1a, HNF3a, HNF3b, HNF4a, PPARA, PPARG, PPARGC, PXR, SP1, and STAT3) in liver tissue of donors (n = 38) ranging from 0 to 25 years of age...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893688/identification-of-genes-and-signaling-pathways-associated-with-diabetic-neuropathy-using-a-weighted-correlation-network-analysis-a-consort-study
#5
Ya Li, Weiguo Ma, Chuanqing Xie, Min Zhang, Xiaohong Yin, Fenfen Wang, Jie Xu, Bingyin Shi
BACKGROUND: The molecular mechanisms behind diabetic neuropathy remains to be investigated. METHODS: This is a secondary study on microarray dataset (GSE24290) downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which included 18 nerve tissue samples of progressing diabetic neuropathy (fibers loss ≥500 fibers/mm) and 17 nerve tissue samples of nonprogressing diabetic neuropathy (fibers loss ≤100 fibers/mm)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837431/obesity-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-suppresses-nuclear-factor-y-expression
#6
Yulan Liu, Yuwei Zhang, Yanjie Zhang, Jinlong Zhang, Yin Liu, Peiqun Feng, Zhiguang Su
Nuclear transcription factor Y (NF-Y) is an evolutionarily conserved transcription factor composed of three subunits, NF-YA, NF-YB, and NF-YC. NF-Y plays crucial roles in pre-adipocyte maintenance and/or commitment to adipogenesis. NF-YA dysfunction in adipocyte resulted in an age-dependent progressive loss of adipose tissue associated with metabolic complications. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has emerged as an important mediator in the pathogenesis of obesity. However, it is not known if NF-YA is involved in the ER stress-mediated pathogenesis of obesity...
November 12, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832770/the-tenocyte-phenotype-of-human-primary-tendon-cells-in-vitro-is-reduced-by-glucocorticoids
#7
Christoph Spang, Jialin Chen, Ludvig J Backman
BACKGROUND: The use of corticosteroids (e.g., dexamethasone) as treatment for tendinopathy has recently been questioned as higher risks for ruptures have been observed clinically. In vitro studies have reported that dexamethasone exposed tendon cells, tenocytes, show reduced cell viability and collagen production. Little is known about the effect of dexamethasone on the characteristics of tenocytes. Furthermore, there are uncertainties about the existence of apoptosis and if the reduction of collagen affects all collagen subtypes...
November 10, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818678/transcriptome-wide-analysis-reveals-the-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-controlling-the-lipid-metabolism-in-goat-mammary-epithelial-cells
#8
Hengbo Shi, Wangsheng Zhao, Changhui Zhang, Khuram Shahzad, Jun Luo, Juan J Loor
To explore the large-scale effect of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARG) in goat mammary epithelial cells (GMEC), an oligonucleotide microarray platform was used for transcriptome profiling in cells overexpressing PPARG and incubated with or without rosiglitazone (ROSI, a PPARγ agonist). A total of 1143 differentially expressed genes (DEG) due to treatment were detected. The Dynamic Impact Approach (DIA) analysis uncovered the most impacted and induced pathways "fatty acid elongation in mitochondria," "glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis-keratan sulfate," and "pentose phosphate pathway...
2016: PPAR Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807033/hair-follicles-transit-amplifying-cells-govern-concurrent-dermal-adipocyte-production-through-sonic-hedgehog
#9
Bing Zhang, Pai-Chi Tsai, Meryem Gonzalez-Celeiro, Oliver Chung, Benjamin Boumard, Carolina N Perdigoto, Elena Ezhkova, Ya-Chieh Hsu
Growth and regeneration of one tissue within an organ compels accommodative changes in the surrounding tissues. However, the molecular nature and operating logic governing these concurrent changes remain poorly defined. The dermal adipose layer expands concomitantly with hair follicle downgrowth, providing a paradigm for studying coordinated changes of surrounding lineages with a regenerating tissue. Here, we discover that hair follicle transit-amplifying cells (HF-TACs) play an essential role in orchestrating dermal adipogenesis through secreting Sonic Hedgehog (SHH)...
October 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806667/genetic-variations-related-to-maternal-whole-blood-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-a-genome-wide-and-candidate-gene-study
#10
Tsegaselassie Workalemahu, Daniel A Enquobahrie, Mahlet G Tadesse, Karin Hevner, Bizu Gelaye, Sixto Sanchez, Michelle A Williams
We conducted genome-wide (GWAS) and candidate gene association studies of maternal mitochondrial DNA copy number. Maternal peripheral blood was collected during labor and delivery admission from 471 participants of a placental abruption case-control study conducted in Lima, Peru. SNP genotyping was performed using the Illumina Cardio-Metabo Chip. Whole blood mtDNA copy number was measured using qRT-PCR techniques. We evaluated 119,629 SNPs in the GWAS and 161 SNPs (in 29 mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative phosphorylation genes) in the candidate association study...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805870/prolactin-promotes-adipose-tissue-fitness-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-males
#11
Xarubet Ruiz-Herrera, Ericka A de Los Ríos, Juan M Díaz, Ricardo M Lerma-Alvarado, Lucía Martínez de la Escalera, Fernando López-Barrera, María Lemini, Edith Arnold, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp, Yazmín Macotela
Excessive accumulation of body fat triggers insulin resistance and features of the metabolic syndrome. Recently, evidence has accumulated that obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome are associated with reduced levels of serum prolactin (PRL) in humans and rodents, raising the question of whether low PRL levels contribute to metabolic dysfunction. Here, we have addressed this question by investigating the role of PRL in insulin sensitivity and adipose tissue fitness in obese rodents and humans. In diet-induced obese rats, treatment with PRL delivered via osmotic mini-pumps, improved insulin sensitivity, prevented adipocyte hypertrophy, and reduced inflammatory cytokine expression in visceral fat...
November 2, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780978/maternal-obesity-modulates-intracellular-lipid-turn-over-in-the-human-term-placenta
#12
B Hirschmugl, G Desoye, P Catalano, I Klymiuk, H Scharnagl, S Payr, E Kitzinger, C Schliefsteiner, U Lang, C Wadsack, S Hauguel-de Mouzon
BACKGROUND: Obesity before pregnancy is associated with impaired metabolic status of the mother and the offspring later in life. These adverse effects have been attributed to epigenetic changes in utero, but little is known about the role of placental metabolism and its contribution to fetal development. OBJECTIVES: We examined the impact of maternal pre-pregnancy obesity on the expression of genes involved in placental lipid metabolism in lean and obese women. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Seventy-three lean and obese women with healthy pregnancy were recruited at term elective cesarean delivery...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773974/pparg-lyplal1-multi-allelic-combination-associated-with-obesity-and-overweight-in-mexican-adolescent-females
#13
Esther Alhelí Hernández-Tobías, Luisa Torres-Sánchez, Gino Noris, Carla Santana, María Reyna Samano, José Arellano-Galindo, María de la Luz Arenas-Sordo, Daniel Brooks, Ana Lilia Rodríguez-Ventura, Marco Antonio Meraz-Ríos, Rocío Gómez
OBJECTIVE: We studied multi-loci variants to identify the contribution of six candidate genes (ADIPOQ, CDH13, LYPLAL1, MC4R, PPARG and PGC1A) in the development of obesity and overweight. DESIGN: We genotyped 404 chromosomes with eleven SNPs in Mexican female adolescents, who were subdivided into two groups (obesity-overweight and normal-weight) using the World Health Organization parameters. Genomic (800 chromosomes) and ancestral (208 chromosomes) controls were included to reduce the population bias...
October 20, 2016: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752939/association-between-pnpla3-rs738409-lyplal1-rs12137855-ppp1r3b-rs4240624-gckr-rs780094-and-elevated-transaminase-levels-in-overweight-obese-mexican-adults
#14
Yvonne N Flores, Rafael Velázquez-Cruz, Paula Ramírez, Manuel Bañuelos, Zuo-Feng Zhang, Hal F Yee, Shen-Chih Chang, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Manuel Quiterio, Guillermo Cabrera-Alvarez, Nelly Patiño, Jorge Salmerón
There is scarce information about the link between specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and risk of liver disease among Latinos, despite the disproportionate burden of disease among this population. Our aim was to investigate nine SNPs in or near the following genes: PNPLA3, LYPLAL1, PPP1R3B, GCKR, NCAN, IRS1, PPARG, and ADIPOR2 and examine their association with persistently elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels in Mexican adults. Data and samples were collected from 741 participants in the Mexican Health Worker Cohort Study, in Cuernavaca, Mexico...
December 2016: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749844/prospective-functional-classification-of-all-possible-missense-variants-in-pparg
#15
Amit R Majithia, Ben Tsuda, Maura Agostini, Keerthana Gnanapradeepan, Robert Rice, Gina Peloso, Kashyap A Patel, Xiaolan Zhang, Marjoleine F Broekema, Nick Patterson, Marc Duby, Ted Sharpe, Eric Kalkhoven, Evan D Rosen, Inês Barroso, Sian Ellard, Sekar Kathiresan, Stephen O'Rahilly, Krishna Chatterjee, Jose C Florez, Tarjei Mikkelsen, David B Savage, David Altshuler
Clinical exome sequencing routinely identifies missense variants in disease-related genes, but functional characterization is rarely undertaken, leading to diagnostic uncertainty. For example, mutations in PPARG cause Mendelian lipodystrophy and increase risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Although approximately 1 in 500 people harbor missense variants in PPARG, most are of unknown consequence. To prospectively characterize PPARγ variants, we used highly parallel oligonucleotide synthesis to construct a library encoding all 9,595 possible single-amino acid substitutions...
December 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699500/identification-of-hif-2%C3%AE-regulated-genes-that-play-a-role-in-human-microvascular-endothelial-sprouting-during-prolonged-hypoxia-in-vitro
#16
Tessa D Nauta, Marloes van den Broek, Sue Gibbs, Tineke C T M van der Pouw-Kraan, Cees B Oudejans, Victor W M van Hinsbergh, Pieter Koolwijk
During prolonged hypoxic conditions, endothelial cells change their gene expression to adjust to the low oxygen environment. This process is mainly regulated by the hypoxia-inducible factors, HIF-1α and HIF-2α. Although endothelial cells do not form sprouts during prolonged hypoxic culturing, silencing of HIF-2α partially restores sprout formation. The present study identifies novel HIF-2α-target genes that may regulate endothelial sprouting during prolonged hypoxia. The gene expression profile of primary human microvascular endothelial cells (hMVECs) that were cultured at 20 % oxygen was compared to hMVECs that were cultured at 1 % oxygen for 14 days by using genome-wide RNA-sequencing...
October 3, 2016: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699256/claudin-low-bladder-tumors-are-immune-infiltrated-and-actively-immune-suppressed
#17
Jordan Kardos, Shengjie Chai, Lisle E Mose, Sara R Selitsky, Bhavani Krishnan, Ryoichi Saito, Michael D Iglesia, Matthew I Milowsky, Joel S Parker, William Y Kim, Benjamin G Vincent
We report the discovery of a claudin-low molecular subtype of high-grade bladder cancer that shares characteristics with the homonymous subtype of breast cancer. Claudin-low bladder tumors were enriched for multiple genetic features including increased rates of RB1, EP300, and NCOR1 mutations; increased frequency of EGFR amplification; decreased rates of FGFR3, ELF3, and KDM6A mutations; and decreased frequency of PPARG amplification. While claudin-low tumors showed the highest expression of immune gene signatures, they also demonstrated gene expression patterns consistent with those observed in active immunosuppression...
March 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698357/impact-of-high-fat-diet-on-long-non-coding-rnas-and-messenger-rnas-expression-in-the-aortas-of-apoe-mice
#18
Mei-Hua Bao, Huai-Qing Luo, Li-Hua Chen, Liang Tang, Kui-Fen Ma, Ju Xiang, Li-Ping Dong, Jie Zeng, Guang-Yi Li, Jian-Ming Li
Atherosclerosis is a chronic multifactorial inflammatory disease with high prevalence worldwide, and has become the leading cause of death. The present study was designed to investigate the impact of high-fat diet on ApoE(-/-) mice exhibiting atherosclerosis by detecting the genome-wide expression profile of lncRNAs and mRNAs. A total of 354 differentially expressed lncRNAs were identified (≥2.0 folds). Simultaneously, 357 differentially expressed mRNAs from the same chip were found. The expression differences of lncRNAs and mRNAs were consistent in both qPCR and microarray detection...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688071/transcriptional-regulation-analysis-of-fam3a-gene-and-its-effect-on-adipocyte-differentiation
#19
Tingting Kang, Disha Peng, Guowei Bu, Hao Gu, Feng Zhang, Ruirui Zhang, Ying Zhou, Yuanzhu Xiong, Minggang Lei
FAM3A (family with sequence similarity 3, member A) is regulated by PPARG and participates in the metabolism of lipid in liver. However, the transcriptional regulation analysis of FAM3A is very little and biological function of FAM3A still unclear. In this study, the core promoter region and transcription factor binding sites of FAM3A gene were identified and characterized using dual luciferase report experiments and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA). The promoter activity of FAM3A was dramatically decreased after the mutation of C/EBPβ binding sites, suggesting that C/EBPβ is a transcriptional activator of FAM3A...
December 20, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664422/screening-toxcasttm-prioritized-chemicals-for-pparg-function-in-a-human-adipose-derived-stem-cell-model-of-adipogenesis
#20
Briana Foley, Daniel Doheny, Michael Black, Salil N Pendse, Barbara Wetmore, Rebecca Clewell, Melvin E Andersen, Chad Deisenroth
The developmental origins of obesity hypothesis posits a multifaceted contribution of factors to the fetal origins of obesity and metabolic disease. Adipocyte hyperplasia in gestation and early childhood may result in predisposition for obesity later in life. Rodent in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that some chemicals may directly affect adipose progenitor cell differentiation, but the human relevance of these findings is unclear. The nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG) is the master regulator of adipogenesis...
September 23, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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