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Sabrina L Roberti, Romina Higa, Verónica White, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson, Alicia Jawerbaum
STUDY QUESTION: What are the consequences of inhibiting mTOR, the mechanistic target of rapamycin, and the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and PPARδ pathways in the early post-implantation period on decidual function, embryo viability and feto-placental growth in the rat? SUMMARY ANSWER: mTOR inhibition from day 7 to day 9 of pregnancy in rats caused decidual PPARγ and PPARδ upregulation on day 9 of pregnancy and resulted in embryo resorption by day 14 of pregnancy...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
Kyung-Ah Cho, Minhwa Park, Yu-Hee Kim, Hea-Young Park Choo, Kyung Ho Lee
Mast cells are central regulators of allergic inflammation that function by releasing various proallergic inflammatory mediators, including histamine, eicosanoids and proinflammatory cytokines. Occasionally, bacterial infections may initiate or worsen allergic inflammation. A number of studies have indicated that activation of lipoxygenase in mast cells positive regulates allergic inflammatory responses by generating leukotrienes and proinflammatory cytokines. In the present study, the effects of benzoxazole derivatives on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced expression of proinflammatory cytokines, production of histamine and surface expression of co‑stimulatory molecules on bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMCs) were studied...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Katie L Whytock, Sam O Shepherd, Anton J M Wagenmakers, Juliette A Strauss
Hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) and adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) control skeletal muscle lipolysis. ATGL is present on the surface of lipid droplets (LD) containing intramuscular triglyceride (IMTG) in both the basal state and during exercise. HSL translocates to LD in ex vivo electrically stimulated rat skeletal muscle. Perilipin-2 and perilipin-5 associated lipid droplets (PLIN2+ and PLIN5+ LD) are preferentially depleted during exercise in humans indicating these PLINs may control muscle lipolysis. We aimed to test the hypothesis that in human skeletal muscle in vivo HSL (but not ATGL) is redistributed to PLIN2+ and PLIN5+ LD during moderate-intensity exercise...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Ann-Cathrin Volz, Petra Juliane Kluger
BACKGROUND AIMS: In vitro engineered adipose tissue is in great demand to treat lost or damaged soft tissue or to screen for new drugs, among other applications. However, today most attempts depend on the use of animal-derived sera. To pave the way for the application of adipose tissue-engineered products in clinical trials or as reliable and robust in vitro test systems, sera should be completely excluded from the production process. In this study, we aimed to develop an in vitro adipose tissue model in the absence of sera and maintain its function long-term...
February 26, 2018: Cytotherapy
Stephanie Skuby Chassen, Veronique Ferchaud-Roucher, Madhulika B Gupta, Thomas Jansson, Theresa L Powell
Fatty acids (FA) are critical for fetal brain development and are transferred across the placenta by membrane-bound FA transport proteins (FATP), translocases (FAT/CD36) and cytosolic binding proteins (FABP). The cytosolic protein perilipin-2 aids in neutral lipid storage within lipid droplets. Decreased placental nutrient transport is believed to contribute to intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR); however, IUGR placental lipid transport and metabolism are poorly understood. We hypothesized protein expression of FATPs, FABPs, and perilipin-2 in human placenta is decreased and placental lipid content and incorporation into lipid classes are reduced in IUGR...
February 20, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
Yu-Kyoung Park, Brice Wilfried Obiang-Obounou, Kyung-Bok Lee, Jong-Soon Choi, Byeong-Churl Jang
The proviral integration moloney murine leukaemia virus (Pim) kinases, consisting of Pim-1, Pim-2 and Pim-3, are involved in the control of cell growth, metabolism and differentiation. Pim kinases are emerging as important mediators of adipocyte differentiation. AZD1208 is a pan-Pim kinase inhibitor and is known for its anti-cancer activity. In this study, we investigated the effect of AZD1208 on adipogenesis and lipolysis in 3T3-L1 cells, a murine preadipocyte cell line. AZD1208 markedly suppressed lipid accumulation and reduced triglyceride contents in differentiating 3T3-L1 cells, suggesting the drug's anti-adipogenic effect...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Yun Kyung Lee, Jee Hyung Sohn, Ji Seul Han, Yoon Jeong Park, Yong Geun Jeon, Yul Ji, Knut Tomas Dalen, Carole Sztalryd, Alan R Kimmel, Jae Bum Kim
Beige adipocytes can dissipate energy as heat. Elaborate communication between metabolism and gene expression is important in the regulation of beige adipocytes. While lipid droplet (LD)-binding proteins play important roles in adipose tissue biology, it remains unknown whether perilipin 3 ( Plin3 ) is involved in the regulation of beige adipocyte formation and thermogenic activities. Here, we demonstrate that Plin3 ablation stimulates beige adipocytes and thermogenic gene expression in inguinal white adipose tissue (iWAT)...
February 13, 2018: Diabetes
Yu-di Han, Yun Bai, Xin-Long Yan, Jing Ren, Quan Zeng, Xiao-Dong Li, Xue-Tao Pei, Yan Han
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs)-derived exosomes (ADSC-Exos) account for the proangiogenic potential of stem cell. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ADSC-derived exosomes (ADSC-Exos) on the survival in fat grafting. METHODS: A nude mouse model of subcutaneous fat grafting was adopted. Hypoxic preconditioned ADSC-Exos and ADSC-Exos were injected around the grafted tissue. The fat graft sample was weighed and examined by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining and immunohistochemistry...
February 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Giampaolo Niccoli, Domenico D'Amario, Josip A Borovac, Erminio Santangelo, Giancarla Scalone, Francesco Fracassi, Rocco Vergallo, Vincenzo Vetrugno, Giorgia Copponi, Anna Severino, Giovanna Liuzzo, Asiia Imaeva, Andrea Siracusano, Filippo Crea
BACKGROUND: Perilipin 2 (PLIN2) is a protein that potentially facilitates atherogenesis in native coronary arteries or arteries with an implanted drug-eluting stent (DES). The aim of the study was to determine PLIN2 protein levels in peripheral monocytes of enrolled subjects and compare them between patients with native coronary artery disease (CAD) and those with an in-stent restenosis (ISR) due to neoatherosclerosis occurring >1 year after DES implantation. METHODS: Forty-two patients were prospectively enrolled in the study in 3:1 fashion and underwent coronary catheterization...
February 5, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Minal Mulye, Brianne Zapata, Stacey D Gilk
Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen and a causative agent of culture-negative endocarditis. While C. burnetii initially infects alveolar macrophages, it has also been found in lipid droplet (LD)-containing foamy macrophages in the cardiac valves of endocarditis patients. In addition, transcriptional studies of C. burnetii-infected macrophages reported differential regulation of the LD coat protein-encoding gene perilipin 2 (plin-2). To further investigate the relationship between LDs and C...
2018: PloS One
Solam Lee, Hana Bak, Sung Ku Ahn
A neurofibroma is a common cutaneous benign tumor of neural origin. Various histological variants have been reported. Recently, sporadic reports of fatty variants have been reported but their clinicopathological features have not been well studied. The purpose of this study was to examine liponeurofibroma, and to report the distinctive clinicopathological features and histogenesis in comparison with the classic form. A retrospective study was performed on 130 cases. Immunohistochemical staining was performed for S100, factor VIIIa, perilipin and vascular endothelial growth factor...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
Magdalene K Montgomery, Ruzaidi Mokhtar, Jacqueline Bayliss, Helena C Parkington, Victor M Suturin, Clinton R Bruce, Matthew J Watt
Lipid droplets are critical for the regulation of lipid metabolism, and dysregulated lipid metabolism contributes to the pathogenesis of several diseases including type 2 diabetes. We generated mice with muscle-specific deletion of the lipid droplet-associated protein, perilipin 5 (PLIN5, Plin5MKO ), and investigated PLIN5's role in regulating skeletal muscle lipid metabolism, intracellular signalling and whole-body metabolic homeostasis. High-fat feeding induced changes in muscle lipid metabolism of Plin5MKO mice, which included increased fatty acid oxidation and oxidative stress, but surprisingly, a reduction in inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress...
January 29, 2018: Diabetes
Fabiana Zanata, Annie Bowles, Trivia Frazier, J Lowry Curley, Bruce A Bunnell, Xiying Wu, James Wade, Ram Devireddy, Jeffrey M Gimble, Lydia Masako Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is a source of adipose-derived stromal/stem cells for tissue engineering and reconstruction and a tissue source for fat grafts. Although liposuction is a simple procedure for the harvest of adipose tissue, the repetition of this surgical intervention can cause adverse effects to the patient and can be a limiting factor for immediate use. Cryopreservation can avoid the morbidity associated with repetitive liposuction, allowing the use of stored tissue after the initial harvest procedure...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Peter Saliba-Gustafsson, Olivera Werngren, Matteo Pedrelli, Paolo Parini, Ewa Ehrenborg
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August 2017: Atherosclerosis
Selma Y Dejgaard, John F Presley
Determination of lipid droplet (LD) volume has depended on direct measurement of the diameter of individual LDs, which is not possible when LDs are small or closely apposed. To overcome this problem, we describe a new method in which a volume-fluorescence relationship is determined from automated analysis of calibration samples containing well-resolved LDs. This relationship is then used to estimate total cellular droplet volume in experimental samples, where the LDs need not be individually resolved, or to determine the volumes of individual LDs...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
Jianguo Lin, Shizhong Zheng, Alan D Attie, Mark P Keller, David A Bernlohr, William S Blaner, Elizabeth P Newberry, Nicholas O Davidson, Anping Chen
Hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation occurs along with decreased Perilipin5 (Plin5) and liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-Fabp) expression and coincident lipid droplet (LD) depletion. Conversely, the activated phenotype is reversible in wild type (wt) HSCs upon forced expression of Plin5. Here we asked if L-Fabp expression is required for Plin5-mediated rescue of the quiescent phenotype. Lentiviral Plin5 transduction of passaged L-Fabp-/- HSCs failed to reverse activation markers or to restore lipogenic gene expression and LD formation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
Allan F Pagano, Thomas Brioche, Coralie Arc-Chagnaud, Rémi Demangel, Angèle Chopard, Guillaume Py
BACKGROUND: Many physiological and/or pathological conditions lead to muscle deconditioning, a well-described phenomenon characterized by a loss of strength and muscle power mainly due to the loss of muscle mass. Fatty infiltrations, or intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT), are currently well-recognized components of muscle deconditioning. Despite the fact that IMAT is present in healthy human skeletal muscle, its increase and accumulation are linked to muscle dysfunction. Although IMAT development has been largely attributable to inactivity, the precise mechanisms of its establishment are still poorly understood...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Eduardo Gustavo Pires de Arruda, Alexandre Mendonça Munhoz, Walter Matsumoto, Thiago Ueda, Renata de Almeida Coudry, Rolf Gemperli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of an experimental model of autologous fat graft (AFG) in different interstitial pressure (IP) environments. METHODS: Three mini-pigs(Minipig-BR) with age of 8 months (weight: 25-30 kg) were used. AFG were collected from the bucal fat pad, and grafted in the intramuscular pocket (biceps femoralis muscle). IP model was based on a fusiform ressection followed by primary closure "under tension". A blood pressure catheter located in the intramuscular region connected to a pressure module was applied to quantify IP...
November 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Nuerbiye Nuermaimaiti, Jie Liu, Xiaodi Liang, Yi Jiao, Dan Zhang, Ling Liu, Xuanyu Meng, Yaqun Guan
AIMS: To determine the role of lncRNA HOXA11-AS1 on adipocyte differentiation. METHODS: Human adipose-derived stem cells (hADSCs) were isolated from adipose tissues of patients and cultured in vitro, followed by knockdown of HOXA11-AS1. Then, adipocyte differentiation and expression of adipogenic-related genes (CEBP-α, DGAT2, CIDEC, and perilipin) were measured by RT-qPCR and Western blot. RESULTS: We demonstrated that knockdown of HOXA11-AS1 inhibited adipocyte differentiation, leading to suppression of adipogenic-related gene (CEBP-α, DGAT2, CIDEC, and perilipin) transcription, as well as decreased lipid accumulation in hADSCs...
January 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Peng-Li Zhou, Min Li, Xin-Wei Han, Yong-Hua Bi, Wen-Guang Zhang, Zheng-Yang Wu, Gang Wu
Excessive plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels promote the progression of several prevalent cardiovascular risk factors, including atherosclerosis, which is a leading death cause. Perilipin 5 (Plin5), an important perilipin protein, is abundant in tissues with very active lipid catabolism, and is involved in the regulation of oxidative stress. Although, in?ammation and oxidative stress play a critical role in atherosclerosis development, the underlying mechanisms are complex and not completely understood...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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