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Insulin signaling heart

Annelene Govindsamy, Strinivasen Naidoo, Marlon E Cerf
Programming with an insult or stimulus during critical developmental life stages shapes metabolic disease through divergent mechanisms. Cardiovascular disease increasingly contributes to global morbidity and mortality, and the heart as an insulin-sensitive organ may become insulin resistant, which manifests as micro- and/or macrovascular complications due to diabetic complications. Cardiogenesis is a sequential process during which the heart develops into a mature organ and is regulated by several cardiac-specific transcription factors...
2018: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Yuning Sun, Rongfeng Xu, Jia Huang, Yuyu Yao, Xiaodong Pan, Zhongpu Chen, Genshan Ma
BACKGROUND: C-kit-positive cardiac stem cells (CSCs) have been shown to be a promising candidate treatment for myocardial infarction and heart failure. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 is an anabolic growth hormone that regulates cellular proliferation, differentiation, senescence, and death in various tissues. Although IGF-1 promotes the migration and proliferation of c-kit-positive mouse CSCs, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. METHODS: Cells were isolated from adult mouse hearts, and c-kit-positive CSCs were separated using magnetic beads...
February 21, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Songyan Wang, Lauren Z Oestricker, Michael J Wallendorf, Karin Sterl, Judit Dunai, C Rachel Kilpatrick, Bruce W Patterson, Dominic N Reeds, Burton M Wice
We previously demonstrated that infusion of an intestinal peptide called xenin-25 (Xen) amplifies the effects of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) on insulin secretion rates (ISRs) and plasma glucagon levels in humans. However, these effects of Xen, but not GIP, were blunted in humans with type 2 diabetes. Thus, Xen rather than GIP signaling to islets fails early during development of type 2 diabetes. The current crossover study determines if cholinergic signaling relays the effects of Xen on insulin and glucagon release in humans as in mice...
2018: PloS One
Guanghong Jia, Michael A Hill, James R Sowers
Heart failure and related morbidity and mortality are increasing at an alarming rate, in large part, because of increases in aging, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. The clinical outcomes associated with heart failure are considerably worse for patients with diabetes mellitus than for those without diabetes mellitus. In people with diabetes mellitus, the presence of myocardial dysfunction in the absence of overt clinical coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and other conventional cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, has led to the descriptive terminology, diabetic cardiomyopathy...
February 16, 2018: Circulation Research
Sonja Zafirovic, Emina Sudar-Milovanovic, Milan Obradovic, Jelena Djordjevic, Nebojsa Jasnic, Milica Labudovic Borovic, Esma R Isenovic
BACKGROUND: Oestradiol is an important regulatory factor with several positive effects on the cardiovascular (CV) system. We evaluated the molecular mechanism of the in vivo effects of oestradiol on the regulation of cardiac inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthase (iNOS) expression and activity. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were treated with oestradiol (40 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) and after 24 h the animals were sacrificed. The concentrations of NO and L-Arginine (L-Arg) were determined spectrophotometrically...
February 12, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Pongpan Tanajak, Wanpitak Pongkan, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Propose: To investigate the temporal relationship between plasma fibroblast growth factor 21 levels, insulin resistance, metabolic dysfunction and cardiac fibroblast growth factor 21 resistance in long-term high-fat diet-induced obese rats. METHODS: In total, 36 male Wistar rats were fed with either a normal diet or high-fat diet for 12 weeks. Blood was collected from the tail tip, and plasma was used to determine metabolic profiles and fibroblast growth factor 21 levels. Rats were sacrificed at weeks 4, 8 and 12, and the hearts were rapidly removed for the determination of cardiac fibroblast growth factor 21 signalling pathways...
February 1, 2018: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
Alfonso Saera-Vila, Ke'ale W Louie, Cuilee Sha, Ryan M Kelly, Phillip E Kish, Alon Kahana
Insulin-like growth factors (Igfs) are key regulators of key biological processes such as embryonic development, growth, and tissue repair and regeneration. The role of Igf in myogenesis is well documented and, in zebrafish, promotes fin and heart regeneration. However, the mechanism of action of Igf in muscle repair and regeneration is not well understood. Using adult zebrafish extraocular muscle (EOM) regeneration as an experimental model, we show that Igf1 receptor blockage using either chemical inhibitors (BMS754807 and NVP-AEW541) or translation-blocking morpholino oligonucleotides (MOs) reduced EOM regeneration...
2018: PloS One
Lucia Russo, Harrison T Muturi, Hilda E Ghadieh, Alexander M Wisniewski, Eric E Morgan, Syed S Quadri, Gavin P Landesberg, Helmy M Siragy, Guillermo Vazquez, Rosario Scalia, Rajesh Gupta, Sonia M Najjar
OBJECTIVE: Mice with global null mutation of Ceacam1 (Cc1-/-), display impairment of insulin clearance that causes hyperinsulinemia followed by insulin resistance, elevated hepatic de novo lipogenesis, and visceral obesity. In addition, they manifest abnormal vascular permeability and elevated blood pressure. Liver-specific rescuing of Ceacam1 reversed all of the metabolic abnormalities in Cc1-/-liver+ mice. The current study examined whether Cc1-/- male mice develop endothelial and cardiac dysfunction and whether this relates to the metabolic abnormalities caused by defective insulin extraction...
January 26, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
Salvatore De Rosa, Biagio Arcidiacono, Eusebio Chiefari, Antonio Brunetti, Ciro Indolfi, Daniela P Foti
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common metabolic disorder predisposing to diabetic cardiomyopathy and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), which could lead to heart failure through a variety of mechanisms, including myocardial infarction and chronic pressure overload. Pathogenetic mechanisms, mainly linked to hyperglycemia and chronic sustained hyperinsulinemia, include changes in metabolic profiles, intracellular signaling pathways, energy production, redox status, increased susceptibility to ischemia, and extracellular matrix remodeling...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Abu Sadat Md Sayem, Aditya Arya, Hamed Karimian, Narendiran Krishnasamy, Ameya Ashok Hasamnis, Chowdhury Faiz Hossain
Diabetes is associated with obesity, generally accompanied by a chronic state of oxidative stress and redox imbalances which are implicated in the progression of micro- and macro-complications like heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, kidney failure and blindness. All these complications rise primarily due to consistent high blood glucose levels. Insulin and glucagon help to maintain the homeostasis of glucose and lipids through signaling cascades. Pancreatic hormones stimulate translocation of the glucose transporter isoform 4 (GLUT4) from an intracellular location to the cell surface and facilitate the rapid insulin-dependent storage of glucose in muscle and fat cells...
January 28, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Sangmi Ock, Wang Soo Lee, Hyun Min Kim, Kyu-Sang Park, Young-Kook Kim, Hyun Kook, Woo Jin Park, Tae Jin Lee, E D Abel, Jaetaek Kim
While deletion of Akt1 results in a smaller heart size and Akt2-/- mice are mildly insulin resistant, Akt1-/-/Akt2-/- mice exhibit perinatal lethality, indicating a large degree of functional overlap between the isoforms of the serine/threonine kinase Akt. The present study aimed to determine the cooperative contribution of Akt1 and Akt2 on the structure and contractile function of adult hearts. To generate an inducible, cardiomyocyte-restricted Akt2 knockout (KO) model, Akt2flox/flox mice were crossed with tamoxifen-inducible MerCreMer transgenic (MCM) mice and germline Akt1-/- mice to generate the following genotypes:Akt1+/+; Akt2flox/flox (WT), Akt2flox/flox; α-MHC-MCM (iAkt2 KO), Akt1-/-, and Akt1-/-; Akt2flox/flox; α-MHC-MCM mice (Akt1-/-/iAkt2 KO)...
January 31, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Peter C Reifsnyder, Sergey Ryzhov, Kevin Flurkey, Rea P Anunciado-Koza, Ian Mills, David E Harrison, Robert A Koza
Rapamycin (RAPA), an inhibitor of mTORC signaling, has been shown to extend life span in mice and other organisms. Recently, animal and human studies have suggested that inhibition of mTORC signaling can alleviate or prevent the development of cardiomyopathy. In view of this, we used a murine model of type 2 diabetes (T2D), BKS-Leprdb , to determine whether RAPA treatment can mitigate the development of T2D-induced cardiomyopathy in adult mice. Female BKS-Leprdb mice fed diet supplemented with RAPA from 11 to 27 weeks of age showed reduced weight gain and significant reductions of fat and lean mass compared with untreated mice...
January 29, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Lam Opal Huang, Ruth Loos, Tuomas Oskari Kilpeläinen
Obesity has evolved into a global pandemic, which constitutes a major threat to public health. The majority of obesity-related health care costs are due to cardiometabolic complications, such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, which are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, many obese individuals, often called metabolically healthy obese (MHO), seem to be protected from these cardiometabolic complications. Conversely, there is a group of individuals who suffer from cardiometabolic complications despite being of normal weight; a condition termed metabolically obese normal weight (MONW)...
December 20, 2017: Physiological Genomics
Ilvy M E Geraets, Dipanjan Chanda, Florence H J van Tienen, Arthur van den Wijngaard, Rick Kamps, Dietbert Neumann, Yilin Liu, Jan F C Glatz, Joost J F P Luiken, Miranda Nabben
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and/or insulin resistance (IR) have an increased risk for the development of heart failure (HF). Evidence indicates that this increased risk is linked to an altered cardiac substrate preference of the insulin resistant heart, which shifts from a balanced utilization of glucose and long-chain fatty acids (FAs) towards an almost complete reliance on FAs as main fuel source. This shift leads to a loss of endosomal proton pump activity and increased cardiac fat accumulation, which eventually triggers cardiac dysfunction...
December 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
John R Grünberg, Johannes Elvin, Alexandra Paul, Shahram Hedjazifar, Ann Hammarstedt, Ulf Smith
Obesity and type 2 diabetes increase worldwide at an epidemic rate. It is expected that by the year 2030 around 500 million people will have diabetes; predominantly type 2 diabetes. The CCN family of proteins has become of interest in both metabolic and other common human diseases because of their effects on mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) proliferation and differentiation as well as being important regulators of fibrosis. We here review current knowledge of the WNT1 inducible signaling pathway protein 2 (CCN5/WISP2)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
Amy Brown, Intekhab Hossain, Lester J Perez, Carine Nzirorera, Kathleen Tozer, Kenneth D'Souza, Purvi C Trivedi, Christie Aguiar, Alexandra M Yip, Jennifer Shea, Keith R Brunt, Jean-Francois Legare, Ansar Hassan, Thomas Pulinilkunnil, Petra C Kienesberger
BACKGROUND: Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) receptor signaling has been implicated in cardiovascular and obesity-related metabolic disease. However, the distribution and regulation of LPA receptors in the myocardium and adipose tissue remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to characterize the mRNA expression of LPA receptors (LPA1-6) in the murine and human myocardium and adipose tissue, and its regulation in response to obesity. METHODS: LPA receptor mRNA levels were determined by qPCR in i) heart ventricles, isolated cardiomyocytes, and perigonadal adipose tissue from chow or high fat-high sucrose (HFHS)-fed male C57BL/6 mice, ii) 3T3-L1 adipocytes and HL-1 cardiomyocytes under conditions mimicking gluco/lipotoxicity, and iii) human atrial and subcutaneous adipose tissue from non-obese, pre-obese, and obese cardiac surgery patients...
2017: PloS One
Yoji Nagata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Tetsuo Konno, Chiaki Nakanishi, Yoshihiro Asano, Shin Ito, Yuri Nakajima, Osamu Seguchi, Noboru Fujino, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Seiji Takashima, Masafumi Kitakaze, Kenshi Hayashi
The pathogenesis of heart failure associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may result in part from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) dysregulation in the myocardium. Under these conditions, diabetes-associated protein in insulin-sensitive tissue (DAPIT), which is encoded by the upregulated during skeletal muscle growth 5 (USMG5) gene, plays a crucial role in energy production by mitochondrial ATP synthase. To determine whether USMG5 is related to the development of heart failure, we performed clinical and experimental studies...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
Jinyang Wang, Yanbin Gao, Lijun Duan, Suhong Wei, Jing Liu, Liming Tian, Jinxing Quan, Qi Zhang, Juxiang Liu, Jinkui Yang
Insulin resistance (IR) plays a major role in the pathogenesis of abdominal obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis and diabetes. miR-21 and TGF-β/smads is closely related to IR. However, it remained elusive whether metformin improved skeletal muscle insulin resistance (IRSM) by regulating miR-21 and its target signal TGF-β1/smads expression. In this study, high-fat diet rats with IR model and IR-skeletal muscle L6 cells (L6-SMCs) model were established, insulin sensitive index (ISI) and Homeostasis model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR) were applied, miR-21 and TGF-β1/smads mRNA expression were examined by RT-PCR, smad3 and smad7 protein were detected by western-blotting and laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM), the valid target of miR-21 was detected by luciferase reporter gene assay...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Yow Keat Tham, Kevin Huynh, Natalie A Mellett, Darren C Henstridge, Helen Kiriazis, Jenny Y Y Ooi, Aya Matsumoto, Natalie L Patterson, Junichi Sadoshima, Peter J Meikle, Julie R McMullen
Cardiac myocyte membranes contain lipids which remodel dramatically in response to heart growth and remodeling. Lipid species have both structural and functional roles. Physiological and pathological cardiac remodeling have very distinct phenotypes, and the identification of molecular differences represent avenues for therapeutic interventions. Whether the abundance of specific lipid classes is different in physiological and pathological models was largely unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether distinct lipids are regulated in settings of physiological and pathological remodeling, and if so, whether modulation of differentially regulated lipids could modulate heart size and function...
March 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Lee B Bockus, Satoshi Matsuzaki, Shraddha S Vadvalkar, Zachary T Young, Jennifer R Giorgione, Maria F Newhardt, Michael Kinter, Kenneth M Humphries
BACKGROUND: The healthy heart has a dynamic capacity to respond and adapt to changes in nutrient availability. Diabetes mellitus disrupts this metabolic flexibility and promotes cardiomyopathy through mechanisms that are not completely understood. Phosphofructokinase 2 (PFK-2) is a primary regulator of cardiac glycolysis and substrate selection, yet its regulation under normal and pathological conditions is unknown. This study was undertaken to determine how changes in insulin signaling affect PFK-2 content, activity, and cardiac metabolism...
December 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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