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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822218/locally-produced-xenin-and-the-neurotensinergic-system-in-pancreatic-islet-function-and-%C3%AE-cell-survival
#1
Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Victor A Gault, Peter R Flatt, Nigel Irwin
Modulation of neuropeptide receptors is important for pancreatic β-cell function. Here, islet distribution and effects of the neurotensin (NT) receptor modulators, xenin and NT, was examined. Xenin, but not NT, significantly improved glucose disposal and insulin secretion, in mice. However, both peptides stimulated insulin secretion from rodent β-cells at 5.6 mM glucose, with xenin having similar insulinotropic actions at 16.7 mM glucose. In contrast, NT inhibited glucose-induced insulin secretion. Similar observations were made in human 1...
August 28, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821639/amyloid-induced-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-and-islet-inflammation-are-ameliorated-by-4-phenylbutyrate-pba-treatment
#2
Joel Montane, Sara de Pablo, Carlos Castaño, Júlia Rodríguez-Comas, Lisa Cadavez, Mercè Obach, Montse Visa, Gema Alcarraz-Vizán, Melchor Sanchez-Martinez, Alfons Nonell-Canals, Marcelina Parrizas, Joan-Marc Servitja, Anna Novials
Human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) aggregation is associated with β-cell dysfunction and death in type 2 diabetes (T2D). we aimed to determine whether in vivo treatment with chemical chaperone 4-phenylbutyrate (PBA) ameliorates hIAPP-induced β-cell dysfunction and islet amyloid formation. Oral administration of PBA in transgenic (Tg) mice expressing hIAPP in pancreatic β cells (hIAPP Tg) counteracted impaired glucose homeostasis and restored glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Moreover, PBA treatment almost completely prevented the transcriptomic alterations observed in hIAPP Tg islets, including the induction of genes related to inflammation...
August 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821411/diagnosis-and-treatment-in-chronic-pancreatitis-an-international-survey-and-case-vignette-study
#3
Yama Issa, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Paul Fockens, Marc G Besselink, Thomas L Bollen, Marco J Bruno, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the current opinion and clinical decision-making process of international pancreatologists, and to systematically identify key study questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP) for future research. METHODS: An online survey, including questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of CP and several controversial clinical case vignettes, was send by e-mail to members of various international pancreatic associations: IHPBA, APA, EPC, ESGE and DPSG...
August 15, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814629/modular-tissue-engineering-for-the-vascularization-of-subcutaneously-transplanted-pancreatic-islets
#4
Alexander E Vlahos, Nicholas Cober, Michael V Sefton
The transplantation of pancreatic islets, following the Edmonton Protocol, is a promising treatment for type I diabetics. However, the need for multiple donors to achieve insulin independence reflects the large loss of islets that occurs when islets are infused into the portal vein. Finding a less hostile transplantation site that is both minimally invasive and able to support a large transplant volume is necessary to advance this approach. Although the s.c. site satisfies both these criteria, the site is poorly vascularized, precluding its utility...
August 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813430/reprogramming-human-gallbladder-cells-into-insulin-producing-%C3%AE-like-cells
#5
Feorillo Galivo, Eric Benedetti, Yuhan Wang, Carl Pelz, Jonathan Schug, Klaus H Kaestner, Markus Grompe
The gallbladder and cystic duct (GBCs) are parts of the extrahepatic biliary tree and share a common developmental origin with the ventral pancreas. Here, we report on the very first genetic reprogramming of patient-derived human GBCs to β-like cells for potential autologous cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes. We developed a robust method for large-scale expansion of human GBCs ex vivo. GBCs were reprogrammed into insulin-producing pancreatic β-like cells by a combined adenoviral-mediated expression of hallmark pancreatic endocrine transcription factors PDX1, MAFA, NEUROG3, and PAX6 and differentiation culture in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812213/heterogeneity-in-the-beta-cell-population-a-guided-search-into-its-significance-in-pancreas-and-in-implants
#6
REVIEW
Daniel Pipeleers, Ines De Mesmaeker, Thomas Robert, Freya Van Hulle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intercellular differences in function have since long been noticed in the pancreatic beta-cell population. Heterogeneity in cellular glucose responsiveness is considered of physiological and pathological relevance. The present review updates evidence for the physiologic significance of beta-cell heterogeneity in the pancreas. It also briefly discusses what this role would imply for beta-cell implants in diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past 3 years, functionally different beta cells have been related to mechanisms that may underlie their heterogeneity in the pancreas, such as the stage in their life cycle and the degree of their clustering to islets with varying vascularization...
August 15, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808402/role-of-adiantum-philippense-l-on-glucose-uptake-in-isolated-pancreatic-cells-and-inhibition-of-adipocyte-differentiation-in-3t3-l1-cell-line
#7
Tania Paul, Kishori G Apte, Pradeep B Parab, Biswadeep Das
BACKGROUND: Adiantum philippense (AP) is a pteridophyte that shows antihyperglycemic activity in vivo diabetic model, but the mechanism of action is unknown. OBJECTIVE: AP was found to play a pivotal role in minimizing the high blood glucose in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Simultaneously, it was observed that it could maintain the normal lipid profile even in diabetic condition. To investigate its insulin-like activity along with its inhibitory role on adipocyte differentiation became the objective of our present study...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808140/amyloid-%C3%AE-and-islet-amyloid-pathologies-link-alzheimer-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-in-a-transgenic-model
#8
Nadeeja Wijesekara, Rosemary Ahrens, Miheer Sabale, Ling Wu, Kathy Ha, Giuseppe Verdile, Paul E Fraser
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) present a significant risk to each other. AD and T2D are characterized by deposition of cerebral amyloid-β (Aβ) and pancreatic human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP), respectively. We investigated the role of amyloidogenic proteins in the interplay between these diseases. A novel double transgenic mouse model combining T2D and AD was generated and characterized. AD-related amyloid transgenic mice coexpressing hIAPP displayed peripheral insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and glucose intolerance...
August 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808079/the-impact-of-iugr-on-pancreatic-islet-development-and-%C3%AE-cell-function
#9
Brit H Boehmer, Sean W Limesand, Paul J Rozance
Placental insufficiency is a primary cause of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). IUGR increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) throughout life, which indicates that insults from placental insufficiency impair β-cell development during the perinatal period because β-cells have a central role in the regulation of glucose tolerance. The severely IUGR fetal pancreas is characterized by smaller islets, less β-cells, and lower insulin secretion. Because of the important associations among impaired islet growth, β-cell dysfunction, impaired fetal growth, and the propensity for T2DM, significant progress has been made in understanding the pathophysiology of IUGR and programing events in the fetal endocrine pancreas...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805970/a-novel-free-fatty-acid-receptor-1-gpr40-ffar1-agonist-mr1704-enhances-glucose-dependent-insulin-secretion-and-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-rats
#10
Naoto Tsuda, Atsuko Kawaji, Toshihiro Sato, Mitsuhiro Takagi, Chika Higashi, Yutaka Kato, Kumiko Ogawa, Hiroyasu Naba, Munetaka Ohkouchi, Masaki Nakamura, Yoshitaka Hosaka, Junichi Sakaki
Activation of G protein-coupled receptor 40/Free fatty acid receptor 1 (GPR40/FFAR1), which is highly expressed in pancreatic β cells, is considered an important pharmacologic target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of MR1704, a novel GPR40/FFAR1 agonist, on glucose homeostasis in rats. MR1704 is a highly potent and selective, orally bioavailable agonist with similar in vitro potencies among humans, mice, and rats. Treatment of rat islets with MR1704 increased glucose-dependent insulin secretion...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802201/biomimetic-surfaces-supporting-dissociated-pancreatic-islet-cultures
#11
Parker L Andersen, Patrick Vermette
This study describes a method to screen biomimetic surfaces based on intracellular insulin content of either fully or partly dissociated primary endocrine islet tissue. It is challenging to maintain endocrine pancreatic islets and more so, dissociated ones. Physiological activity of isolated islet cells in vitro declines due to loss of cell-to-cell and cell-to-extracellular matrix interactions. An in vitro model was developed to evaluate specific extracellular binding components potentially affecting islet biology, with the intention to identify in vivo-like peptides promoting survival and function...
July 25, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801684/structural-properties-of-human-iapp-dimer-in-membrane-environment-studied-by-all-atom-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#12
Na Liu, Mojie Duan, Minghui Yang
The aggregation of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) can damage the membrane of the β-cells in the pancreatic islets and induce type 2 diabetes (T2D). Growing evidences indicated that the major toxic species are small oligomers of IAPP. Due to the fast aggregation nature, it is hard to characterize the structures of IAPP oligomers by experiments, especially in the complex membrane environment. On the other side, molecular dynamics simulation can provide atomic details of the structure and dynamics of the aggregation of IAPP...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800882/salvianolic-acid-b-inhibits-intermittent-high-glucose-induced-ins-1-cell-apoptosis-through-regulation-of-bcl-2-proteins-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential
#13
Shanjun Tao, Younan Ren, Haowen Zheng, Mengqiu Zhao, Xu Zhang, Yuanmei Zhu, Jieren Yang, Shuguo Zheng
Blood glucose fluctuations, also referred to as intermittent high glucose, have been validated to be more harmful than sustained high glucose in exacerbating pancreatic dysfunction by inducing β cell apoptosis. Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), an aqueous component of Salvia miltiorrhiza, has been proved beneficial to pancreatic islet function in diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. The present study investigated the protective effect of Sal B on INS-1 cells exposed to intermittent high glucose and the possible mechanisms implicated...
August 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800326/intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin-induces-obesity-and-dementia-in-lewis-rats-rat-model-of-dementia-associated-with-obesity
#14
Konstantin Bloch, Irit Gil-Ad, Alexey Vanichkin, Shay Henry Hornfeld, Nickolay Koroukhov, Michal Taler, Pnina Vardi, Abraham Weizman
BACKGROUND: Animal models of dementia associated with metabolic abnormalities play an important role in understanding the bidirectional relationships between these pathologies. Rodent strains develop cognitive dysfunctions without alteration of peripheral metabolism following intracerebroventricular administration of streptozotocin (icv-STZ). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the effect of icv-STZ on cognitive functions and peripheral metabolism in Lewis rats, which are rarely used for the induction of cognitive abnormalities...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798351/snap-25b-deficiency-increases-insulin-secretion-and-changes-spatiotemporal-profile-of-ca-2-oscillations-in-%C3%AE-cell-networks
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Teresa Daraio, Lidija Križančić Bombek, Marko Gosak, Ismael Valladolid-Acebes, Maša Skelin Klemen, Essam Refai, Per-Olof Berggren, Kerstin Brismar, Marjan Slak Rupnik, Christina Bark
SNAP-25 is a protein of the core SNARE complex mediating stimulus-dependent release of insulin from pancreatic β cells. The protein exists as two alternatively spliced isoforms, SNAP-25a and SNAP-25b, differing in 9 out of 206 amino acids, yet their specific roles in pancreatic β cells remain unclear. We explored the effect of SNAP-25b-deficiency on glucose-stimulated insulin release in islets and found increased secretion both in vivo and in vitro. However, slow photo-release of caged Ca(2+) in β cells within pancreatic slices showed no significant differences in Ca(2+)-sensitivity, amplitude or rate of exocytosis between SNAP-25b-deficient and wild-type littermates...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797566/palmitate-induced-fetuin-a-secretion-from-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-adversely-affects-its-function-and-elicits-inflammation
#16
Alpana Mukhuty, Chandrani Fouzder, Sandip Mukherjee, Chandan Malick, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Samir Bhattacharya, Rakesh Kundu
Islets of type 2 diabetes patients display inflammation, elevated levels of cytokines and macrophages. The master regulator of inflammation in the islets is free fatty acids (FFA). It has already been reported that FFA and TLR4 stimulation induces pro-inflammatory factors in the islets. In this report we demonstrate that excess lipid triggers Fetuin-A (FetA) secretion from the pancreatic β-cells. Palmitate treatment to MIN6 cells showed significantly elevated FetA levels in respect to their controls. Fatty acid induces the FetA gene and protein expression in the pancreatic β-cells via TLR4 and over-expression of NF-κB...
August 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796938/effect-of-intrapancreatic-fat-on-diabetes-outcomes-after-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation
#17
Muhammed Kizilgul, Joshua J Wilhelm, Gregory J Beilman, Srinath Chinnakotla, Ty B Dunn, Timothy L Pruett, Muhamad Abdulla, David Heller, Martin L Freeman, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, Bernhard J Hering, Melena D Bellin
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic fat might adversely affect beta-cell mass and function, possibly via the local release of non-esterified fatty acids (NE-FAs) and pro-inflammatory and vasoactive factors released by adipose tissue, however, the impact of intrapancreatic fat has never been studied in patients with pancreatitis undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). We aimed to test whether pancreatic fatty infiltration has a negative effect on metabolic outcomes following TPIAT METHODS: We studied the association between pancreatic fatty infiltration and diabetes outcomes in 79 patients undergoing TPIAT with low (LPF; n = 53) or high (HPF; n = 26) pancreatic fat content...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795955/editorial-pancreatic-islet-cell-transplantation
#18
Marlon F Levy
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August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795677/-one-case-of-concurrent-hemorrhage-after-pancreatic-islet-transplantation-by-percutaneous-transhepatic-portal-approach
#19
Boya Zhang, Guanghui Pei, Yamin Zhang, Zhiping Wang, Lianjiang Wang, Yan Xie, Jinshan Wang, Shusen Wang
The percutaneous transhepatic portal approach is the most commonly used technique for islet transplantation, largely owing to its safety and minimally invasive characteristic. Bleeding complications after islet transplantation are rare. A case of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) was treated in Tianjin First Center Hospital, who had a massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage after percutaneous transhepatic portal vein catheterization for islet transplantation. Through the review of the overall development of the case, we aim to improve the awareness of the complications of islet transplantation, to reduce the incidence of complications after percutaneous transhepatic portal vein transplantation, and to provide experience...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794173/glucose-potentiates-%C3%AE-cell-function-by-inducing-tph1-expression-in-rat-islets
#20
Yuqing Zhang, Ruyuan Deng, Xue Yang, Wan Xu, Yun Liu, Fengying Li, Juan Zhang, Hongju Tang, Xueying Ji, Yufang Bi, Xiao Wang, Libin Zhou, Guang Ning
Impaired pancreatic β-cell function is the primary defect in type 2 diabetes. Glucose is an important regulator of β-cell growth and function; however, the mechanisms that are involved in the chronic adaptation of β-cells to hyperglycemia remain largely unknown. In the present study, global gene expression patterns revealed that tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (Tph1) was the most profound of genes that are up-regulated in rat islets exposed to high glucose. Calcium and cAMP signals synergistically mediated glucose-stimulated Tph1 transcription in β-cells by activating cAMP-responsive element-binding protein and promoting its binding with a Tph1 promoter...
August 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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