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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240812/effects-of-vaspin-on-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-secretion-via-pi3k-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#1
Shiwei Liu, Xin Li, Yaru Wu, Ruixue Duan, Jiaxin Zhang, Fang Du, Qi Zhang, Yuanbin Li, Naishi Li
Vaspin (visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor) is a recently discovered adipokine that has been implicated in diabetes mellitus and other metabolic disorders. However, the effects of vaspin on pancreatic β cell function and related mechanisms are not fully understood. Thus, the present study was performed to investigate the effects of vaspin on pancreatic β cell function and the potential underlying mechanisms. Both in vitro (rat insulinoma cells, INS-1) and in vivo (high fat diet fed rats) experiments were conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238463/protective-effect-of-metformin-on-toxicity-of-butyric-acid-and-arsenic-in-isolated-liver-mitochondria-and-langerhans-islets-in-male-mice-an-in-vitro-study
#2
Akram Ahangarpour, Leila Zeidooni, Mohsen Rezaei, Soheila Alboghobeish, Azin Samimi, Ali Akbar Oroojan
Objectives: Arsenic, a toxic metal in drinking water and butyric acid (BA) is a free fatty acid found in many foods. These two can induce oxidative stress in some tissues. The present study investigated the protective effect of metformin against toxicity induced by Arsenic (As) and BA in isolated mice liver mitochondria and pancreatic islets. Materials and Methods: In this study, liver mitochondria were isolated by adopting different centrifugation methods and pancreatic islets isolated by a collagenase method...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236782/interleukin-35-mitigates-the-function-of-murine-transplanted-islet-cells-via-regulation-of-treg-th17-ratio
#3
Yin Zongyi, Zou Funian, Li Hao, Wang Xin, Cheng Ying, Zhang Jialin, Liu Yongfeng, Li Baifeng
Pancreatic islet transplantation is a promising treatment for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Interleukin-35 (IL-35) is a recently discovered cytokine that exhibits potent immunosuppressive functions. However, the role of IL-35 in islet transplant rejection remains to be elucidated. In this study, we isolated islet cells of BALB/c mouse and purified CD4+ T cell subsets of a C57BL/6 mouse. The model for islet transplantation was established in vitro by co-culture of the islet cells and CD4+ T cells. IL-35 (20 ng/ml) was administered every other day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235543/purification-of-replicating-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-for-gene-expression-studies
#4
Reyes Carballar, Maria de Lluc Canyelles, Claudia Fernández, Yasmina Martí, Sarah Bonnin, Esther Castaño, Eduard Montanya, Noèlia Téllez
β-cell proliferation is a rare event in adult pancreatic islets. To study the replication-related β-cell biology we designed a replicating β-cells sorting system for gene expression experiments. Replicating β-cells were identified by EdU incorporation and purified by flow cytometry. For β-cell separation islet cells were sorted by size, granularity and Newport Green fluorescence emission that was combined with emitted fluorescence for EdU-labelled replicating cells sorting. The purity of the resulting sorted populations was evaluated by insulin staining and EdU for β-cell identification and for replicating cells, respectively...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232661/downregulation-of-long-noncoding-rna-gas5-affects-cell-cycle-and-insulin-secretion-in-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#5
Feiyan Jin, Ning Wang, Yanan Zhu, Lianghui You, Lintao Wang, Wei De, Wei Tang
BACKGROUND: Evidence shows that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in individual development, cell differentiation, cell cycle processes and other important life processes and are closely related to major human diseases, including diabetes. Recent studies have reported that lncRNAs are involved in β cell functions and that lncRNA Gas5 levels decreased in T2DM patients' serum. The purpose of this study was to clarify the role of lncRNA Gas5 in mouse β cell functions in vitro and in vivo...
October 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230270/activation-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-advanced-glycation-end-products-promotes-pancreatic-islet-damage
#6
Xiang Kong, Ai-Ling Lu, Xin-Ming Yao, Qiang Hua, Xiao-Yong Li, Li Qin, Hong-Mei Zhang, Guang-Xun Meng, Qing Su
Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) contributes to ageing and age-related diseases, especially type 2 diabetes. The NLRP3 inflammasome, as a vital component of the innate immune system, is implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. However, the role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in AGE-induced pancreatic islet damage remains largely unclear. Results showed that administration of AGEs (120 mg/kg for 6 weeks) in C57BL/6J mice induced an abnormal response to glucose (as measured by glucose tolerance and insulin release), pancreatic β-cell ultrastructural lesion, and cell death...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228766/the-effects-of-addition-of-coenzyme-q10-to-metformin-on-sirolimus-induced-diabetes-mellitus
#7
In O Sun, Long Jin, Jian Jin, Sun Woo Lim, Byung Ha Chung, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: This study was performed to determine whether adding coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to metformin (MET) has a beneficial effect as a treatment for sirolimus (SRL)-induced diabetes mellitus (DM). Methods: DM was induced in rats by daily treatment with SRL (0.3 mg/kg, subcutaneous) for 28 days, and animals were treated with CoQ10 (20 mg/kg, oral) and MET (250 mg/kg, oral) alone or in combination for the latter 14 days of SRL treatment. The effects of CoQ10 and MET on SRL-induced DM were assessed with the intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test (IPGTT) and by determining plasma insulin concentration and the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-R) index...
December 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227554/simple-and-rapid-tissue-clearing-method-for-three-dimensional-histology-of-the-pancreas
#8
Hang Sheung Wong, Patrick Ka Kit Yeung, Hei Ming Lai, Karen Siu Ling Lam, Wu Wutian, Sookja Kim Chung
Previously, high-resolution three-dimensional imaging of a whole and intact pancreas was not possible, since light is scattered when it passes through cell compartments with different refractive indices. CLARITY is one of the tissue clearing techniques that has yielded success with the central nervous system. To preserve tissue integrity after delipidation, conventional protocols embed tissue in an acrylamide-based hydrogel, which involves the use of specialized equipment. Recently, we determined that the hydrogel-embedding step could be simplified and replaced by passive tissue fixation in 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA)...
December 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226587/cellular-models-for-beta-cell-function-and-diabetes-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
Alastair D Green, Srividya Vasu, Peter R Flatt
Diabetes is characterised by the destruction and/or relative dysfunction of insulin secreting beta-cells in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Consequently, considerable effort has been made to understand the physiological processes governing insulin production and secretion in these cells, and to elucidate the mechanisms involved in their deterioration in the pathogenesis of diabetes. To date, considerable research has exploited clonal beta-cell lines derived from rodent insulinomas. Such cell-lines have proven to be a great asset in diabetes research, in vitro drug testing, and studies of beta-cell physiology; and provide a sustainable, and in many cases, more practical alternative to the use of animals or primary tissue...
December 11, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225087/activation-of-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-attenuates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dedifferentiation-in-a-high-fat-diet-mouse-model
#10
Xiuping Xuan, Fei Gao, Xiaoyi Ma, Chenghu Huang, Hongjun Deng, Shiqi Wang, Wencun Li, Li Yuan
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) has been identified in pancreatic islets and can preserve β cells. In this study, we aimed to examine the possible role of ACE2 and its end product, angiotensin 1-7 (A1-7), in reducing β cell dedifferentiation during metabolic stress. METHODS: First, a lineage-tracing experiment was performed to track β cells in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). Second, the ACE2/A1-7 axis was evaluated in the HFD mouse model. Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests (IPGTTs) and intraperitoneal insulin tolerance tests (IPITTs) were conducted...
December 7, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225068/lysophosphatidylcholine-and-its-phosphorothioate-analogues-potentiate-insulin-secretion-via-gpr40-ffar1-gpr55-and-gpr119-receptors-in-a-different-manner
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Anna Drzazga, Hjalti Kristinsson, Maciej Sałaga, Hubert Zatorski, Maria Koziołkiewicz, Edyta Gendaszewska-Darmach, Peter Bergsten
Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) is an endogenous ligand for GPR119 receptor, mediating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). We demonstrate that LPC facilitates GSIS in MIN6 pancreatic β-cell line and murine islets of Langerhans by recognizing not only GPR119 but also GPR40 (free fatty acid receptor 1) and GPR55 activated by lysophosphatidylinositol. Natural LPCs are unstable when administered in vivo limiting their therapeutic value and therefore, we present phosphorothioate LPC analogues with increased stability...
December 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224921/effects-of-acrylamide-on-oxidant-antioxidant-parameters-and-cyp2e1-expression-in-rat-pancreatic-endocrine-cells
#12
Jelena Marković, Milena Stošić, Danijela Kojić, Milica Matavulj
Oxidative stress is one of the principle mechanism of acrylamide-induced toxicity. Acrylamide is metabolized by cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) to glycidamide or by direct conjugation with glutathione. Bearing in mind that up to now the effects of acrylamide on oxidative stress status and CYP2E1 level in endocrine pancreas have not been studied we performed qualitative and quantitative immunohistochemical evaluation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2), catalase (CAT) and CYP2E1 expression in islets of Langerhans of rats subchronically treated with 25 or 50mg/kg bw of acrylamide...
December 7, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224104/the-role-of-estrogens-in-pancreatic-islet-physiopathology
#13
Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Cedric Le May, Joseph P Tiano, Suhuan Liu, Gamze Kilic-Berkmen, Jun Ho Kim
In rodent models of insulin-deficient diabetes, 17β-estradiol (E2) protects pancreatic insulin-producing β-cells against oxidative stress, amyloid polypeptide toxicity, gluco-lipotoxicity, and apoptosis. Three estrogen receptors (ERs)-ERα, ERβ, and the G protein-coupled ER (GPER)-have been identified in rodent and human β-cells. This chapter describes recent advances in our understanding of the role of ERs in islet β-cell function, nutrient homeostasis, survival from pro-apoptotic stimuli, and proliferation...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223399/ectopic-serotonin-production-in-%C3%AE-cell-specific-transgenic-mice
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Hyeongseok Kim, Hyunki Kim, Kyuho Kim, Michael S German, Hail Kim
Genetically modified mice have been widely used in the field of β-cell research. However, analysis of results gathered using genetically modified organisms should be interpreted carefully as the results may be confounded by several factors. Here, we showed the ectopic serotonin (5-HT) production in β-cells of RIP-CreMgn, MIP-GFP, and MIP-Cre/ERT. These mice contained a human growth hormone (hGH) cassette to enhance transgene expression and hGH expression and Stat5 phosphorylation were detected in pancreatic islets of these mice...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223394/islet-%C3%AE-cell-an-endocrine-cell-secreting-mirnas
#15
Aisen Zhang, Dameng Li, Yucheng Liu, Jing Li, Yujing Zhang, Chen-Yu Zhang
The pancreas is an important endocrine organ. Pancreatic beta (β) cells secrete insulin to regulate the metabolism of glucose and maintain the stability of blood glucose. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small (20-25 nt) non-coding RNA molecules, function in target gene silencing through post-transcriptional patterns, and multiple miRNAs regulate insulin secretion, insulin signaling pathways in pancreatic β cells and islet activity. In recent years, it has been found that many types of cells can secrete regulatory miRNA, but whether islet cells can secrete miRNA has not been clarified yet...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222788/rat-pancreatic-beta-cell-culture
#16
Myrian Velasco, Carlos Larqué, Carlos Manlio Díaz-García, Carmen Sanchez-Soto, Marcia Hiriart
In this chapter, we describe the methods used to culture mainly rat pancreatic beta cells. We consider necessary to use this approach to get more information about physiological, biophysical, and molecular biology characteristics of primary beta cells. Most of the literature published has been developed in murine and human beta-cell lines. However, there are many differences between tumoral cell lines and native cells because, in contrast to cell lines, primary cells do not divide. Moreover, cell lines can be in various stages of the cell cycle and thus have a different sensitivity to glucose, compared to primary cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218485/apical-membrane-alterations-in-non-intestinal-organs-in-microvillus-inclusion-disease
#17
Cameron Schlegel, Victoria G Weis, Byron C Knowles, Lynne A Lapierre, Martin G Martin, Paul Dickman, James R Goldenring, Mitchell D Shub
OBJECTIVES: Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) is a severe form of neonatal diarrhea, caused mainly by mutations in MYO5B. Inactivating mutations in MYO5B causes depolarization of enterocytes in the small intestine, which gives rise to chronic, unremitting secretory diarrhea. While the pathology of the small intestine in MVID patients is well described, little is known about extraintestinal effects of MYO5B mutation. METHODS: We examined stomach, liver, pancreas, colon, and kidney in Navajo MVID patients, who share a single homozygous MYO5B-P660L (1979C>T p...
December 7, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217654/the-p300-and-cbp-transcriptional-coactivators-are-required-for-beta-cell-and-alpha-cell-proliferation
#18
Chi Kin Wong, Adam K Wade-Vallance, Dan S Luciani, Paul K Brindle, Francis C Lynn, William T Gibson
p300 (EP300) and CBP (CREBBP) are transcriptional coactivators with histone acetyltransferase activity. Various beta cell transcription factors can recruit p300/CBP, and thus the coactivators could be important for beta cell function and health in vivo We hypothesized that p300/CBP contribute to the development and proper function of pancreatic islets. To test this, we bred and studied mice lacking p300/CBP in their islets. Mice lacking either p300 or CBP in islets developed glucose intolerance attributable to impaired insulin secretion, together with reduced alpha and beta cell area and islet insulin content...
December 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215945/the-adverse-effects-of-chronic-low-dose-exposure-to-nonylphenol-on-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-high-sucrose-high-fat-diet-treated-rats
#19
Jie Yu, Jin Yang, Ya Luo, Yang Mengxue, Wenmei Li, Yu Yang, Liting He, Jie Xu
OBJECTIVES: Although it has been shown that exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors (EDCs) has been implicated as a potential risk factor for metabolic disease, information on adverse effect of chronic low-dose exposure to nonylphenol (NP), on the development and progress of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is scarce. NP, as an EDC, is a ubiquitous degradation product of nonylphenol polyethoxylate (NPE) that is primarily used in cleaning and industrial processes. METHOD: Eighty Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned into 8 groups (n = 10 per group): rats fed a normal-diet (ND) as the control (C-ND); rats fed a normal diet and were gavaged with NP at a dose level of 0...
December 7, 2017: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215800/microencapsulation-for-the-cell-therapy-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-the-interplay-between-common-beliefs-prejudices-and-real-progress
#20
EDITORIAL
Riccardo Calafiore
When Anthony Sun (1) showed, for the first time in 1980, that intraperitoneal graft of allogeneic rat pancreatic islet containing alginate-poly-L-lysine microcapsules, reversed hyperglycemia in not immunosuppressed diabetic rats, a new era for the cell therapy of diabetes had started. As a unique and unmatched result, years later, Sun replied success in diabetic primates, that upon intraperitoneal transplant of microencapsulated porcine islets, showed long-term remission of hyperglycemia. However, at that time, the international academic and scientific community greeted with skepticism such a revolutionary approach...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
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