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Ra-Yeong Choi, Ju Ri Ham, Mi-Kyung Lee
This study investigated the effects and mechanism of esculetin (6,7-dihydroxycoumarin) on non-alcoholic fatty liver in diabetic mice fed high-fat diet (HFD). The diabetic mice model was induced by injection of streptozotocin, after which they were fed HFD diet with or without esculetin for 11 weeks. Non-diabetic mice were provided a normal diet. Diabetes induced hepatic hypertrophy, lipid accumulation and droplets; however, esculetin reversed these changes. Esculetin treatment in diabetic mice fed HFD significantly down-regulated expression of lipid synthesis genes (Fasn, Dgat2 and Pap) and inflammation genes (Tlr4, Myd88, Nfkb, Tnfα and Il6)...
October 18, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
Li Yang, Fuquan Zhang, Xin Wang, Ying Tsai, Kuang-Hsiang Chuang, Peter C Keng, Soo Ok Lee, Yuhchyau Chen
Cisplatin-resistant A549CisR and H157CisR cell lines were developed by treating parental A549 (A549P) and H157 (H157P) cells. These cisplatin-resistant cells showed slight growth retardation, but exhibited higher epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and increased metastatic potential compared to parental cells. We observed a highly up-regulated fatty acid synthase (FASN) level in A549CisR and H157CisR cells compared to parental cells and the up-regulation of FASN was also detected in A549P and H157P cells after short time treatment with cisplatin, suggesting that the high level of FASN in cisplatin-resistant cells may be from the accumulated cellular responses during cisplatin-resistance developmental process...
July 25, 2016: Oncotarget
Da Zhou, Bing-Hang Li, Jing Wang, Yong-Nian Ding, Yan Dong, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan
BACKGROUND: Prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) is a serine endopeptidase that is widely distributed in vivo, particularly in the liver. Significant changes in functional mitochondrial proteins involved with mitochondrial oxidoreductases/transporters and nucleic acid binding proteins were observed after POP inhibition in the liver, which suggested a role of POP in regulating liver energy metabolism. Steatosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with disturbances in lipid and energy metabolism in hepatocytes...
2016: PloS One
Huai-Peng Lin, Zhou-Li Cheng, Ruo-Yu He, Lei Song, Meng-Xin Tian, Lisha Zhou, Beezly S Groh, Weiren Liu, Min-Biao Ji, Chen Ding, Ying-Hong Shi, Kun-Liang Guan, Dan Ye, Yue Xiong
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is the terminal enzyme in de novo lipogenesis and plays a key role in cell proliferation. Pharmacological inhibitors of FASN are being evaluated in clinical trials for treatment of cancer, obesity and other diseases. Here we report a previously unknown mechanism of FASN regulation involving its acetylation by KAT8 and its deacetylation by HDAC3. FASN acetylation promoted its degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. FASN acetylation enhanced its association with the E3 ubiquitin-ligase TRIM21...
October 10, 2016: Cancer Research
Richard E Heinz, Michael C Rudolph, Palani Ramanathan, Nicole S Spoelstra, Kiel T Butterfield, Patricia G Webb, Beatrice L Babbs, Hongwei Gao, Shang Chen, Michael A Gordon, Steve M Anderson, Margaret C Neville, Haihua Gu, Jennifer K Richer
Profiling of RNA from mouse mammary epithelial cells (MECs) isolated on pregnancy day 14 (P14) and lactation day 2 (L2) revealed that the majority of differentially expressed microRNA declined precipitously between late pregnancy and lactation. The decline in miR-150, which exhibited the greatest fold decrease, was verified quantitatively and qualitatively. To test the hypothesis that the decline in miR-150 is critical for lactation, MEC-specific constitutive miR-150 was achieved by crossing ROSA26-lox-STOP-lox-miR-150 mice with WAP-driven Cre recombinase mice...
October 11, 2016: Development
Bruna Corominas-Faja, Luciano Vellon, Elisabet Cuyàs, Maria Buxó, Begoña Martin-Castillo, Dolors Serra, Jordi García, Javier A Menendez, Ruth Lupu
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is a key lipogenic enzyme for de novo fatty acid biosynthesis and a druggable metabolic oncoprotein that is activated in most human cancers. We evaluated whether the HER2-driven lipogenic phenotype might represent a biomarker for sensitivity to pharmacological FASN blockade. A majority of clinically HER2-positive tumors were scored as FASN overexpressors in a series of almost 200 patients with invasive breast carcinoma. Re-classification of HER2-positive breast tumors based on FASN gene expression predicted a significantly inferior relapse-free and distant metastasis-free survival in HER2+/FASN+ patients...
October 7, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
Javier A Menendez, Luciano Vellon, Ingrid Espinoza, Ruth Lupu
The angiogenic inducer CCN1 (Cysteine-rich 61, CYR61) is differentially activated in metastatic breast carcinomas. However, little is known about the precise mechanisms that underlie the pro-metastatic actions of CCN1. Here, we investigated the impact of CCN1 expression on fatty acid synthase (FASN), a metabolic oncogene thought to provide cancer cells with proliferative and survival advantages. Forced expression of CCN1 in MCF-7 cells robustly up-regulated FASN protein expression and also significantly increased FASN gene promoter activity 2- to 3-fold, whereas deletion of the sterol response element-binding protein (SREBP) binding site in the FASN promoter completely abrogated CCN1-driven transcriptional activation...
2016: Oncoscience
Jingxuan Wang, Xiao Zhang, Jinming Shi, Paul Cao, Meimei Wan, Qiang Zhang, Yunxuan Wang, Steven J Kridel, Wennuan Liu, Jianfeng Xu, Qingyuan Zhang, Guangchao Sui
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is upregulated in breast cancer and correlates with poor prognosis. FASN contributes to mammary oncogenesis and serves as a bona fide target in cancer therapies. MicroRNAs inhibit gene expression through blocking mRNA translation or promoting mRNA degradation by targeting their 3'-UTRs. We identified four microRNAs in two microRNA clusters miR-15a-16-1 and miR-497-195 that share a common seed sequence to target the 3'-UTR of the FASN mRNA. In reporter assays, both of these microRNA clusters inhibited the expression of a reporter construct containing the FASN 3'-UTR...
October 5, 2016: Oncotarget
Theresa Casey, Jennifer Crodian, Aridany Suárez-Trujillo, Emily Erickson, Bethany Weldon, Kristi Crow, Shelby Cummings, Yulu Chen, Avi Shamay, Sameer J Mabjeesh, Karen Plaut
Circadian clocks influence virtually all physiological processes, including lactation. Here we investigate the role of the CLOCK gene in regulation of mammary epithelial cell growth and differentiation. Comparison of mammary morphology in late pregnant wild-type and ClockΔ19 mice, showed that gland development was negatively impacted by genetic loss of a functional timing system. To understand if these effects were due in part to loss of CLOCK function in the gland, the mouse mammary epithelial cell line, HC11, was transfected with shRNA that targeted Clock (shClock)...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Thelma S Angeles, Robert L Hudkins
Elevated lipogenesis has been associated with a variety of diseases including obesity, cancer and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Fatty acid synthase (FASN) plays a pivotal role in de novo lipogenesis, making this multi-catalytic protein an attractive target for therapeutic intervention. Recently, the first FASN inhibitor successfully advanced through the drug development process and entered clinical evaluation in oncology. Areas covered: This review discusses the biological roles of FASN in three prominent disease areas: cancer, obesity-related disorders and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
October 5, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
Sadat A Aziz, Luisa A Wakeling, Satomi Miwa, Goiuri Alberdi, John E Hesketh, Dianne Ford
Promoting the development of brown or beige adipose tissue may protect against obesity and related metabolic features, and potentially underlies protective effects of genistein in mice. We observed that application of genistein to 3T3-L1 adipocytes changed the lipid distribution from large droplets to a multilocular distribution, reduced mRNAs indicative of white adipocytes (ACC, Fasn, Fabp4, HSL, chemerin and resistin) and increased mRNAs that are a characteristic feature of brown/beige adipocytes (CD-137 and UCP1)...
September 27, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Lee M Margolis, Donato A Rivas, Yassine Ezzyat, Erin Gaffney-Stomberg, Andrew J Young, James P McClung, Roger A Fielding, Stefan M Pasiakos
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the influence of calorie restriction (CR) alone, higher-protein/lower-carbohydrate intake alone, and combined CR higher-protein/lower-carbohydrate intake on glucose homeostasis, hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL), and intrahepatic triglycerides. Twelve-week old male Sprague Dawley rats consumed ad libitum (AL) or CR (40% restriction), adequate (10%), or high (32%) protein (PRO) milk-based diets for 16 weeks. Metabolic profiles were assessed in serum, and intrahepatic triglyceride concentrations and molecular markers of de novo lipogenesis were determined in liver...
2016: Nutrients
G Li, M Li, J Hu, R Lei, H Xiong, H Ji, H Yin, Q Wei, G Hu
Reprogrammed metabolism is one of the hallmarks of cancer. The dysregulation of glycolysis in cancer has been heavily studied. However, it remains largely unclear how other metabolic processes are regulated in cancer cells. Here we show that microRNA-182 (miR-182) suppresses pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) kinase 4 (PDK4) and promotes lung tumorigenesis. miR-182 is dysregulated and inversely correlated with PDK4 in human lung adenocarcinomas. The miR-182-PDK4 axis regulates lung cancer cell growth by modulating the activity of PDH, the gatekeeping enzyme of pyruvate flux into acetyl-CoA, and subsequently de novo lipogenesis of cancer cells...
September 19, 2016: Oncogene
Kristin N Gabriel, Anna C Jones, Julie P T Nguyen, Kresta S Antillon, Sara N Janos, Heidi N Overton, Shannon M Jenkins, Emily H Frisch, Kristina A Trujillo, Marco Bisoffi
Field effect or field cancerization denotes the presence of molecular aberrations in structurally intact cells residing in histologically normal tissues adjacent to solid tumors. Currently, the etiology of prostate field‑effect formation is unknown and there is a prominent lack of knowledge of the underlying cellular and molecular pathways. We have previously identified an upregulated expression of several protein factors representative of prostate field effect, i.e., early growth response-1 (EGR‑1), platelet-derived growth factor‑A (PDGF‑A), macrophage inhibitory cytokine‑1 (MIC‑1), and fatty acid synthase (FASN) in tissues at a distance of 1 cm from the visible margin of intracapsule prostate adenocarcinomas...
August 22, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Yunxia Zhao, Ye Hou, Fei Liu, An Liu, Lu Jing, Changzhi Zhao, Yu Luan, Yuanxin Miao, Shuhong Zhao, Xinyun Li
Feed efficiency (FE) is essential for pig production. In this study, 300 significantly differentially expressed (DE) transcripts, including 232 annotated genes, 28 cis- natural antisense transcripts (cis-NATs), and 40 lncRNAs, were identified between the liver of Yorkshire pigs with extremely high and low FE. Among these transcripts, 25 DE lncRNAs were significantly correlated with 125 DE annotated genes at a transcriptional level. These DE genes were primarily enriched in Vitamin A (VA), fatty acid, and steroid hormone metabolism...
September 15, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
Maosong Ye, Xia Gu, Yang Han, Meiling Jin, Tao Ren
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Patients with lung cancer are very frequently present with pulmonary infections, in particular with Gram-negative bacteria. Herein, we investigated the effect of the co-presence of Gram-negative bacteria on outgrowth and metastasis of lung cancer cells in clinical patients. METHODS: Lung cancer cells were isolated from clinical surgical tissues. Heat-inactivated E. coli was used as Gram-negative bacteria...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Samantha M Logan, Kenneth B Storey
Mammalian hibernation is characterized by a general suppression of energy expensive processes and a switch to lipid oxidation as the primary fuel source. Glucose-responsive carbohydrate responsive element binding protein (ChREBP) has yet to be studied in hibernating organisms, which prepare for the cold winter months by feeding until they exhibit an obesity-like state that is accompanied by naturally-induced and completely reversible insulin resistance. Studying ChREBP expression and activity in the hibernating 13-lined ground squirrel is important to better understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate energy metabolism under cellular stress...
October 2016: Cryobiology
Jianling Chen, Wei Wu, Yingmei Fu, Shunying Yu, Donghong Cui, Min Zhao, Yasong Du, Jijun Li, Xiaohong Li
The primary aim of the present study was to investigate alterations in enzymes associated with fatty acid synthesis, namely fatty acid synthase (FASN) and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), in the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum of the valproic acid (VPA)-induced animal model of autism. In this model, pregnant rats were given a single intraperitoneal injection of VPA, and prefrontal cortex and cerebellum samples from their pups were analyzed. The results of western blotting and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analyses demonstrated that the protein and mRNA expression levels of FASN, ACC and phospho-ACC (pACC) were increased in the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum of the VPA model of autism...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Laurence Albiges, A Ari Hakimi, Wanling Xie, Rana R McKay, Ronit Simantov, Xun Lin, Jae-Lyun Lee, Brian I Rini, Sandy Srinivas, Georg A Bjarnason, Scott Ernst, Lori A Wood, Ulka N Vaishamayan, Sun-Young Rha, Neeraj Agarwal, Takeshi Yuasa, Sumanta K Pal, Aristotelis Bamias, Emily C Zabor, Anders J Skanderup, Helena Furberg, Andre P Fay, Guillermo de Velasco, Mark A Preston, Kathryn M Wilson, Eunyoung Cho, David F McDermott, Sabina Signoretti, Daniel Y C Heng, Toni K Choueiri
PURPOSE: Obesity is an established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC); however, some reports suggest that RCC developing in obese patients may be more indolent. We investigated the clinical and biologic effect of body mass index (BMI) on treatment outcomes in patients with metastatic RCC. METHODS: The impact of BMI (high BMI: ≥ 25 kg/m(2) v low BMI: < 25 kg/m(2)) on overall survival (OS) and treatment outcome with targeted therapy was investigated in 1,975 patients from the International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium (IMDC) and in an external validation cohort of 4,657 patients...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Yiqiang Zhou, Guishan Jin, Ruifang Mi, Junwen Zhang, Jin Zhang, Hengzhou Xu, Sen Cheng, Yunsheng Zhang, Wenjie Song, Fusheng Liu
PURPOSE: Fatty acids (FAs) are essential for membrane lipids biosynthesis and energy consumption in cancer cells. De novo FAs synthesis is catalyzed by fatty acid synthase (FASN), which is overexpressed and correlates with histological grade in glioma. Herein, we focused on the role of FASN in glioma neovascularization. METHODS: The expression levels of FASN, Ki67 and CD34 were determined using immunohistochemistry (IHC). FASN specific-targeted shRNA and C75 were applied to evaluate the influence of FASN on glioma stem cell proliferation, migration and tube formation ability in vitro...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
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