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Karen Nørgaard Nielsen, Julia Peics, Tao Ma, Iuliia Karavaeva, Morten Dall, Sabina Chubanava, Astrid L Basse, Oksana Dmytriyeva, Jonas T Treebak, Zachary Gerhart-Hines
OBJECTIVE: The ability of adipose tissue to expand and contract in response to fluctuations in nutrient availability is essential for the maintenance of whole-body metabolic homeostasis. Given the nutrient scarcity that mammals faced for millions of years, programs involved in this adipose plasticity were likely evolved to be highly efficient in promoting lipid storage. Ironically, this previously advantageous feature may now represent a metabolic liability given the caloric excess of modern society...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
Nadia Sawicka-Gutaj, Mirosław Andrusiewicz, Agata Czarnywojtek, Joanna Waligórska-Stachura, Maciej Biczysko, Jerzy Skrobisz, Jerzy Sowiński, Marek Ruchała
Purpose: Our aim was to analyze NAMPT expression in thyroid tissue derived from patients with Graves' disease with (GD) and without (GO) orbitopathy, patients with toxic nodular goiters (TNG) and thyroid cancers (TC), and healthy controls. Methods: 153 thyroid tissue samples of consecutive patients who underwent thyroidectomy were collected. Previous therapy with steroids was an exclusion criterion. We collected clinicopathological data of all subjects and we assessed NAMPT expression using qPCR...
2018: BioMed Research International
Natthakan Thongon, Chiara Zucal, Vito Giuseppe D'Agostino, Toma Tebaldi, Silvia Ravera, Federica Zamporlini, Francesco Piacente, Ruxanda Moschoi, Nadia Raffaelli, Alessandro Quattrone, Alessio Nencioni, Jean-Francois Peyron, Alessandro Provenzani
Background: Inhibitors of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in NAD+ biosynthesis from nicotinamide, exhibit anticancer effects in preclinical models. However, continuous exposure to NAMPT inhibitors, such as FK866, can induce acquired resistance. Methods: We developed FK866-resistant CCRF-CEM (T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and MDA MB231 (breast cancer) models, and by exploiting an integrated approach based on genetic, biochemical, and genome wide analyses, we annotated the drug resistance mechanisms...
2018: Cancer & Metabolism
Daniela Buonvicino, Francesca Mazzola, Federica Zamporlini, Francesco Resta, Giuseppe Ranieri, Emidio Camaioni, Mirko Muzzi, Riccardo Zecchi, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Christian Dölle, Massimo Calamante, Gianluca Bartolucci, Mathias Ziegler, Barbara Stecca, Nadia Raffaelli, Alberto Chiarugi
Interest in the modulation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) metabolome is gaining great momentum because of its therapeutic potential in different human disorders. Suppression of nicotinamide salvage by nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase (NAMPT) inhibitors, however, gave inconclusive results in neoplastic patients because several metabolic routes circumvent the enzymatic block converging directly on nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferases (NMNATs) for NAD synthesis. Unfortunately, NMNAT inhibitors have not been identified...
February 19, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
Guangliang Bi, Lei Wu, Peixin Huang, Shamima Islam, Daniel P Heruth, Li Qin Zhang, Ding-You Li, Venkatesh Sampath, Weimin Huang, Brett A Simon, Ronald Blaine Easley, Shui Qing Ye
Although a deficiency of surfactant protein B (SFTPB) has been associated with lung injury, SFTPB expression has not yet been linked with nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), a potential biomarker of acute lung injury (ALI). The effects of Nampt in the pulmonary epithelial cell on both SFTPB expression and lung inflammation were investigated in a LPS-induced ALI mouse model. Pulmonary epithelial cell-specific knockdown of Nampt gene expression, achieved by the crossing of Nampt gene exon 2 floxed mice with mice expressing epithelial-specific transgene Cre or by the use of epithelial-specific expression of anti-Nampt antibody cDNA, significantly attenuated LPS-induced ALI...
February 8, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Mehdi Touat, Tony Sourisseau, Nicolas Dorvault, Roman M Chabanon, Marlène Garrido, Daphné Morel, Dragomir B Krastev, Ludovic Bigot, Julien Adam, Jessica Frankum, Sylvère Durand, Clement Pontoizeau, Sylvie Souquère, Mei-Shiue Kuo, Sylvie Sauvaigo, Faraz Mardakheh, Alain Sarasin, Ken A Olaussen, Luc Friboulet, Frédéric Bouillaud, Gérard Pierron, Alan Ashworth, Anne Lombès, Christopher J Lord, Jean-Charles Soria, Sophie Postel-Vinay
Synthetic lethality is an efficient mechanism-based approach to selectively target DNA repair defects. ERCC1 deficiency is frequently found in non-small cell lung cancers, making this DNA repair protein an attractive target for exploiting synthetic lethal approaches in this disease. Using unbiased proteomic and metabolic high-throughput profiling on a unique in-house generated isogenic model of ERCC1 deficiency, we found marked metabolic rewiring of ERCC1-deficient populations, including decreased levels of the metabolite NAD+ and reduced expression of the rate-limiting NAD+ biosynthetic enzyme nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Piotr Celichowski, Karol Jopek, Paulina Milecka, Marta Szyszka, Marianna Tyczewska, Ludwik K Malendowicz, Marcin Ruciński
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt), also termed visfatin, catalyses the rate‑limiting step in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) salvage pathway. In addition to its intracellular function (iNampt), extracellular Nampt (eNampt) also affects numerous intracellular signalling pathways. The current study investigated the role of Nampt in the regulation of the hypothalamic‑pituitary‑adrenal (HPA) axis in rats. At 1 h after intraperitoneal administration of eNampt (4 µg/100 g) in adult male rats, serum adrenocorticotropic hormone(ACTH) and aldosterone levels remained unchanged, while corticosterone levels were notably elevated compared with the control group, as determined by ELISA...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Rakesh K Singh, Leon van Haandel, Daniel P Heruth, Shui Q Ye, J Steven Leeder, Mara L Becker, Ryan S Funk
Lower plasma nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) levels are associated with improved response to methotrexate (MTX) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Cell-based studies confirmed that reduced cellular NAMPT activity potentiates the pharmacologic activity of MTX, however the mechanism of this interaction has yet to be defined. Therefore, in this study we investigate the mechanism of enhanced pharmacologic activity of MTX in NAMPT-deficient A549 cells. The siRNA-based silencing of NAMPT expression resulted in a greater than three-fold increase in the sensitivity to MTX (p<0...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Yasutaka Yamada, Takayuki Arai, Sho Sugawara, Atsushi Okato, Mayuko Kato, Satoko Kojima, Kazuto Yamazaki, Yukio Naya, Tomohiko Ichikawa, Naohiko Seki
Recent analyses of our microRNA (miRNA) expression signatures obtained from several types of cancer have provided novel information on their molecular pathology. In renal cell carcinoma (RCC), expression of microRNA-451a (miR-451a) was significantly downregulated in patient specimens and low expression of miR-451a was significantly associated with poor prognosis of RCC patients (p = 0.00305) based on data in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The aims of the present study were to investigate the anti-tumor roles of miR-451a and to identify novel oncogenic networks it regulated in RCC cells...
February 8, 2018: Cancer Science
Morten Dall, Melanie Penke, Karolina Sulek, Madlen Matz-Soja, Birgitte Holst, Antje Garten, Wieland Kiess, Jonas T Treebak
Dietary supplementation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) precursors has been suggested as a treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity. In the liver, NAD+ is primarily generated by nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), and hepatic levels of NAMPT and NAD+ have been reported to be dependent on age and body composition. The aim of the present study was to identify time-course-dependent changes in hepatic NAD content and NAD+ salvage capacity in mice challenged with a high-fat diet (HFD)...
February 1, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Jasper Edgar Neggers, Bert Kwanten, Tim Dierckx, Hiroki Noguchi, Arnout Voet, Lotte Bral, Kristien Minner, Bob Massant, Nicolas Kint, Michel Delforge, Thomas Vercruysse, Erkan Baloglu, William Senapedis, Maarten Jacquemyn, Dirk Daelemans
Unraveling the mechanism of action and molecular target of small molecules remains a major challenge in drug discovery. While many cancer drugs target genetic vulnerabilities, loss-of-function screens fail to identify essential genes in drug mechanism of action. Here, we report CRISPRres, a CRISPR-Cas-based genetic screening approach to rapidly derive and identify drug resistance mutations in essential genes. It exploits the local genetic variation created by CRISPR-Cas-induced non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) repair to generate a wide variety of functional in-frame mutations...
February 5, 2018: Nature Communications
Atsumi Miyagawa, Sawako Tatsumi, Wako Takahama, Osamu Fujii, Kenta Nagamoto, Emi Kinoshita, Kengo Nomura, Kayo Ikuta, Toru Fujii, Ai Hanazaki, Ichiro Kaneko, Hiroko Segawa, Ken-Ichi Miyamoto
Circulating inorganic phosphate exhibits a remarkable daily oscillation based on food intake. In humans and rodents, the daily oscillation in response to food intake may be coordinated to control the intestinal absorption, renal excretion, cellular shifts, and extracellular concentration of inorganic phosphate. However, mechanisms regulating the resulting oscillation are unknown. Here we investigated the roles of the sodium phosphate cotransporter SLC34 (Npt2) family and nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) in the daily oscillation of plasma inorganic phosphate levels...
February 1, 2018: Kidney International
Steven Cassar, Christina Dunn, Amanda Olson, Wayne Buck, Stacey Fossey, Meg Ferrell Ramos, Pankajkumar Sancheti, DeAnne Stolarik, Heather Britton, Todd Cole, Natalie Bratcher, Xin Huang, Richard Peterson, Kenton Longenecker, Bruce LeRoy
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) has been investigated as a target for oncology because it catalyzes a rate-limiting step in cellular energy metabolism to produce nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. Small molecule inhibitors of NAMPT have been promising drug candidates but preclinical development has been hindered due to associated retinal toxicity. Here we demonstrate that larval zebrafish can predict retinal toxicity associated with this mechanism revealing an attractive alternative method for identifying such toxicities...
February 1, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Namya Mellouk, Christelle Ramé, Joël Delaveau, Christophe Rat, Maxime Marchand, Frederic Mercerand, Angelique Travel, Aurelien Brionne, Pascal Chartrin, LinLin Ma, Pascal Froment, Joëlle Dupont
Overfed hens selected for their rapid growth become fatter and develop reproductive disorders. Herein, we aimed to demonstrate that food restriction leading to a weight reduction and/or a supplementation with fish oil may be effective in preventing reproductive disorders through the regulation of adipokine expression in broiler hens. This study included four groups of food restricted (Rt) or ad libitum hens (Ad, feeding at a rate 1.7 times greater than Rt hens) supplemented or unsupplemented with fish oil (1%)...
January 26, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Namya Mellouk, Christelle Ramé, Maxime Marchand, Christophe Staub, Jean-Luc Touzé, Éric Venturi, Frédéric Mercerand, Angélique Travel, Pascal Chartrin, François Lecompte, Linlin Ma, Pascal Froment, Joëlle Dupont
BACKGROUND: Reproductive hens are subjected to a restricted diet to limit the decline in fertility associated with change in body mass. However, endocrine and tissue responses to diet restriction need to be documented. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of different levels of feed restriction, with or without fish oil supplementation, on metabolic parameters and adipokine levels in plasma and metabolic tissues of reproductive hens. METHODS: We designed an in vivo protocol involving 4 groups of hens; RNS: restricted (Rt) unsupplemented, ANS: ad libitum (Ad, receiving an amount of feed 1...
2018: PloS One
Yu Sun, Zhiliang Tian, Ning Liu, Linxue Zhang, Zhaopeng Gao, Xiaojiao Sun, Miao Yu, Jichao Wu, Fan Yang, Yajun Zhao, Huan Ren, He Chen, Dechao Zhao, Yan Wang, Shiyun Dong, Changqing Xu, Fanghao Lu, Weihua Zhang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in diverse physiological functions, such as anti-hypertension, anti-proliferation, regulating ATP synthesis, and reactive oxygen species production. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is a NAD + -dependent deacetylase that regulates mitochondrial energy metabolism. The role of H2S in energy metabolism in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be related to regulate SIRT3 expression; however, this role remains to be elucidated. We hypothesized that exogenous H2S could switch cardiac energy metabolic substrate preference by lysine acetylation through promoting the expression of SIRT3 in cardiac tissue of db/db mice...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Wei Chen, Guoqiang Dong, Ying Wu, Wannian Zhang, Chaoyu Miao, Chunquan Sheng
Novel dual nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) and histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors were designed by a pharmacophore fusion approach. The thiazolocarboxamide inhibitors were highly active for both targets. In particular, compound 7f (NAMPT IC50 = 15 nM, HDAC1 IC50 = 2 nM) showed potent in vivo antitumor efficacy in the HCT116 xenograft model. The study offers a new strategy for multitarget antitumor drug discovery by simultaneously acting on cancer metabolism and epigenetics.
January 11, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Radu C Oita, Sara M Camp, Wenli Ma, Ermelinda Ceco, Mark Harbeck, Patrick Singleton, Joe Messana, Xiaoguang Sun, Ting Wang, Joe G N Garcia
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) exists as both intracellular (iNAMPT) and extracellular (eNAMPT) proteins. eNAMPT is secreted into the blood and functions as a cytokine/enzyme (cytozyme) that activates NFκB signaling via ligation of the TLR4 receptor, further serving as a biomarker for inflammatory lung disorders such as the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In contrast, iNAMPT is involved in nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) synthesis and has been implicated in the regulation of cellular apoptosis, although the exact mechanisms for this regulation are poorly understood...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
Maria Dalamaga, Gerasimos Socrates Christodoulatos, Christos S Mantzoros
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyl-transferase (Nampt) or pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor or visfatin represents a pleiotropic molecule acting as an enzyme, a cytokine and a growth factor. Intracellular Nampt plays an important role in cellular bioenergetics and metabolism, particularly NAD biosynthesis. NAD biosynthesis is critical in DNA repair, oncogenic signal transduction, transcription, genomic integrity and apoptosis. Although its insulin-mimetic function remains a controversial issue, extracellular Nampt presents proliferative, anti-apoptotic, pro-inflammatory, pro-angiogenic and metastatic properties...
January 9, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Mingchao Zhang, Weihai Ying
Increasing evidence has indicated critical roles of NAD+ in various biological functions. NAD+ deficiency has been found in models of a number of diseases such as cerebral ischemia, myocardial ischemia and diabetes, and in models of aging. Application of NAD+ or other approaches that can restore NAD+ levels are highly protective in these models of diseases and aging. NAD+ produces its beneficial effects by targeting at multiple pathological pathways, including attenuating mitochondrial alterations, DNA damage and oxidative stress by modulating such enzymes as sirtuins, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and AP endonuclease...
January 2, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
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