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Thomas S Voss, Mikkel H Vendelbo, Ulla Kampmann, Steen B Pedersen, Thomas S Nielsen, Mogens Johannsen, Mads V Svart, Niels Jessen, Niels Møller
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to determine the role of lipolysis in hypoglycaemia and define the underlying intracellular mechanisms. METHODS: Nine healthy volunteers were randomised to treatment order of three different treatments (crossover design). Treatments were: (1) saline control; (2) hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH; i.v. bolus of 0.1 U/kg insulin); and (3) hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemia (HE; i.v. bolus of 0.1 U/kg insulin and 20% glucose)...
October 12, 2016: Diabetologia
Lei Ding, Feng Zhang, Ming-Xia Zhao, Xing-Sheng Ren, Qi Chen, Yue-Hua Li, Yu-Ming Kang, Guo-Qing Zhu
Chemical stimulation of white adipose tissue (WAT) causes adipose afferent reflex (AAR) and sympathetic activation. This study is to investigate the effects of AAR on lipolysis and the mechanisms of attenuated lipolysis response to enhanced AAR in obesity. Obesity was caused by high-fat diet for 12 weeks in rats. AAR was induced by injection of capsaicin into inguinal WAT or electrical stimulation of epididymal WAT afferent nerve. AAR caused sympathetic activation, which was enhanced in obesity rats. AAR increased cAMP levels and PKA activity, promoted hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) and perilipin phosphorylation, and increased lipolysis in WAT, which were attenuated in obesity rats...
October 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
Sebastien Elis, Alice Desmarchais, Sandrine Freret, Virginie Maillard, Valérie Labas, Juliette Cognié, Eric Briant, Celine Hivelin, Joëlle Dupont, Svetlana Uzbekova
The objective of this study was to determine whether fish oil supplement has an effect on adipose tissue lipid profiles and gene expression in postpartum dairy cows. Holstein cows were supplemented with either long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA; protected fish oil) or control PUFA (n-6; toasted soybeans) for 2 mo after calving (n = 23 per diet). These cows showed no difference in milk production or metabolic parameters, but exhibited a tendency toward a decrease in early embryo mortality rate after artificial insemination...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Andrew E Libby, Elise S Bales, David J Orlicky, James L McManaman
Perilipin-2 (Plin2) is a constitutively associated cytoplasmic lipid droplet coat protein that has been implicated in fatty liver formation in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Mice with or without whole-body deletion of perilipin-2 (Plin2-null) were fed either Western or control diets for 30-weeks. Perilipin-2 deletion prevents obesity and insulin resistance in Western diet fed mice, and dramatically reduces hepatic triglyceride and cholesterol levels in mice fed Western or control diets. Gene and protein expression studies reveal that Plin2 deletion suppressed Srebp-1 and Srebp-2 target genes involved in de novo lipogenesis and cholesterol biosynthetic pathways in livers of mice on either diet...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Yunk-Yung Han, Mi-Young Song, Min-Sub Hwang, Ji-Hye Hwang, Yong-Ki Park, Hyo-Won Jung
Obesity is associated with a number of metabolic abnormalities such as type 2 diabetes and has become a major health problem worldwide. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Epimedium koreanum Nakai (Herba Epimedii, HE) and its main constituent icariin on the adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. HE extract and icariin significantly reduced lipid accumulation and suppressed the expressions of PPARγ, C/EBPα, and SREBP-1c in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. They also inhibited fatty acid synthase (FAS), acyl-Co A synthase (ACS1), and perilipin...
September 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Maria Conte, Claudio Franceschi, Marco Sandri, Stefano Salvioli
Perilipin 2 (Plin2), a protein associated with the metabolism of intracellular lipid droplets (LDs), has long been considered only for its role in lipid storage. However, the manipulation of its expression affects the severity of a variety of metabolic and age-related diseases, such as fatty liver, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, sarcopenia, and cancer, suggesting that this protein may play a role in these pathological conditions. In particular, its downregulation in mice prevents or mitigates some of the above mentioned diseases...
September 19, 2016: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
Christina C Westhoff, Janice Mrozinski, Ina Riedel, Hans W Heid, Roland Moll
PURPOSE: Liposarcomas are the most common soft tissue sarcomas of adults. The identification of lipoblastic cells in soft tissue sarcomas is mandatory for the diagnosis of most subtypes of liposarcomas but may be difficult in conventional histology. The present study focuses on the expression and possible diagnostic impact of two PAT family proteins, perilipin 1/perilipin and perilipin 2/adipophilin in human liposarcomas. METHODS: Eighty-seven cases of liposarcomas and 30 cases of non-lipomatous sarcomas were investigated immunohistochemically for perilipin 1 and 2 using entire tissue sections...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Britt Christensen, Birgitte Nellemann, Jens Otto L Jørgensen, Steen B Pedersen, Niels Jessen
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (Epo) exerts direct effects on white adipose tissue (WAT) in mice in addition to its erythropoietic effects, and in humans Epo increases resting energy expenditure and affect serum lipid levels, but direct effects of Epo in human WAT have not been documented. We therefore investigated the effects of acute and prolonged Epo exposure on human WAT in vivo. METHOD: Data were obtained from two clinical trials: 1) acute Epo exposure (rHuEpo, 400 IU/kg) followed by WAT biopsies after 1 h and 2) 10 weeks treatment with the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) Darbepoietin-alpha...
2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Nikolaj Rittig, Ermina Bach, Henrik Holm Thomsen, Steen Bønlykke Pedersen, Thomas Sava Nielsen, Jens O Jørgensen, Niels Jessen, Niels Møller
BACKGROUND: Lipolysis is accelerated during the acute phase of inflammation, a process being regulated by pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g. TNF-α), stress-hormones, and insulin. The intracellular mechanisms remain elusive and we therefore measured pro- and anti-lipolytic signaling pathways in adipocytes after in vivo endotoxin exposure. METHODS: Eight healthy, lean, male subjects were investigated using a randomized cross over trial with two interventions: i) bolus injection of saline (Placebo) and ii) bolus injection of lipopolysaccharide endotoxin (LPS)...
2016: PloS One
Xiaoling Chen, Yanliu Luo, Ruisheng Wang, Bo Zhou, Zhiqing Huang, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Guangmang Liu
Fatty acid transport protein 1 (FATP1) plays an important role in the fatty acid transmembrane transport and fat deposition. However, its role in porcine intramuscular preadipocytes proliferation and differentiation remain poorly understood. Here, we examined the effects of pFATP1 on porcine intramuscular preadipocytes proliferation and differentiation. Overexpression of pFATP1 in porcine intramuscular preadipocytes significantly promoted the proliferation of porcine intramuscular preadipocytes, and also significantly upregulated the expressions of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ, CCAAT enhancer binding protein α, lipoprotein lipase, fatty acid synthetase and perilipin 1...
September 12, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
Gourav Bhardwaj, Marcus Dörr, Praveen Kumar Sappa, Sabine Ameling, Vishnu Dhople, Leif Steil, Karin Klingel, Klaus Empen, Daniel Beug, Uwe Völker, Stephan B Felix, Elke Hammer
: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the myocardium with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Cardiac autoantibodies (AAbs) play a causal role in the development and progression of DCM. Removal of AAbs using immunoadsorption (IA/IgG) has been shown as a therapeutic option to improve cardiac function. However, the response to therapy differs significantly among patients. The reasons for this variability are not completely understood. Hitherto, no potential biomarker is available to predict improvement of cardiac function after therapy accurately...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
Ilknur Keskin, Mustafa Sutcu, Hilal Eren, Mustafa Keskin
BACKGROUND: Lidocaine and epinephrine could potentially decrease adipocyte viability, but these effects have not been substantiated. The phosphorylation status of perilipin in adipocytes may be predictive of cell viability. Perilipin coats lipid droplets and restricts access of lipases; phospho-perilipin lacks this protective function. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated the effects of tumescent solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine on the phosphorylation status of perilipin in adipocytes...
September 2, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Asami Makino, Françoise Hullin-Matsuda, Motohide Murate, Mitsuhiro Abe, Nario Tomishige, Mitsunori Fukuda, Shizuya Yamashita, Toyoshi Fujimoto, Hubert Vidal, Michel Lagarde, Isabelle Delton-Vandenbroucke, Toshihide Kobayashi
Dysregulated hepatic cholesterol homeostasis with free cholesterol accumulation in the liver is becoming relevant to the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis contributing to the chronicity of liver toxicity. In this study, we examined the effect of free cholesterol accumulation on the morphology and biochemical properties of lipid droplets (LDs) in cultured hepatocytes. Acute free cholesterol accumulation induced the fusion of LDs, followed by the degradation of the coat protein of LDs, perilipin 2 (PLIN2; also called adipophilin, ADRP), and association of apolipoprotein 100 (ApoB 100) to LDs...
August 31, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
Rotonya M Carr, Ravindra Dhir, Kalyankar Mahadev, Megan Comerford, Naga P Chalasani, Rexford S Ahima
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August 25, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Violeta I Gallardo-Montejano, Geetu Saxena, Christine M Kusminski, Chaofeng Yang, John L McAfee, Lisa Hahner, Kathleen Hoch, William Dubinsky, Vihang A Narkar, Perry E Bickel
Dysfunctional cellular lipid metabolism contributes to common chronic human diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease and diabetic cardiomyopathy. How cells balance lipid storage and mitochondrial oxidative capacity is poorly understood. Here we identify the lipid droplet protein Perilipin 5 as a catecholamine-triggered interaction partner of PGC-1α. We report that during catecholamine-stimulated lipolysis, Perilipin 5 is phosphorylated by protein kinase A and forms transcriptional complexes with PGC-1α and SIRT1 in the nucleus...
2016: Nature Communications
Kátia R L Schwarz, Ramon Cesar Botigelli, Maite Del Collado, Fernanda Cavallari de Castro, Hugo Fernandes, Daniela M Paschoal, Cláudia Lima Verde Leal
Intracellular levels of cyclic nucleotides, such as cGMP, are involved in the regulation of adipocyte lipolysis. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) express enzymes that both synthesise (guanylate cyclase) and degrade (phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A) cGMP. Because serum interferes with lipid metabolism, its effects on the cGMP pathway and lipid content in bovine COCs were examined. COCs were matured in medium containing fetal calf serum (FCS; 2% or 10%) or 0.4% bovine serum albumin (BSA; control). At both 2% and 10%, FCS decreased cGMP levels in COCs compared with BSA (0...
August 24, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Yanhan Wang, Lingjuan Zhang, Jinghua Yu, Stephen Huang, Zhenping Wang, Kimberly Ann Chun, Tammy Ling Lee, Ying-Tung Chen, Richard L Gallo, Chun-Ming Huang
Here we demonstrate that Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis), a commensal bacterium in the human skin microbiome, produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by glycerol fermentation that can induce adipogenesis. Although the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of SCFAs have been previously well characterized, little is known about the contribution of SCFAs to the adipogenic differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). We show that ADSCs differentiated into adipocytes and accumulated lipids in the cytoplasm when cultured with butyric acid, a principal SCFA in the fermentation metabolites of S...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Xunxian Liu, Zemin Yao
Loss of cellular response to hormonal regulation in maintaining metabolic homeostasis is common in the process of aging. Chronic over-nutrition may render cells insensitive to such a hormonal regulation owing to overstimulation of certain signaling pathways, thus accelerating aging and causing diseases. The glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) plays a pivotal role in relaying various extracellular and intracellular regulatory signals critical to cell growth, survival, regeneration, or death. The main signaling pathway regulating GSK3 activity through serine-phosphorylation is the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK1)/Akt relay that catalyzes serine-phosphorylation and thus inactivation of GSK3...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
Shu-Fen Han, Jun Jiao, Wei Zhang, Jia-Ying Xu, Weiguo Zhang, Chun-Ling Fu, Li-Qiang Qin
OBJECTIVE: Dietary fiber consumption is associated with reduced risk for the development of noncommunicable diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of cereal dietary fiber on the levels of proteins involved in lipolysis and thermogenesis in white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) of C57 BL/6 J mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Male C57BL/6 J mice were fed normal chow diet (Chow), HFD, HFD plus oat fiber (H-oat), or HFD plus wheat bran fiber (H-wheat) for 24 wk...
June 2, 2016: Nutrition
Alan R Kimmel, Carole Sztalryd
The discovery by Dr. Constantine Londos of perilipin 1, the major scaffold protein at the surface of cytosolic lipid droplets in adipocytes, marked a fundamental conceptual change in the understanding of lipolytic regulation. Focus then shifted from the enzymatic activation of lipases to substrate accessibility, mediated by perilipin-dependent protein sequestration and recruitment. Consequently, the lipid droplet became recognized as a unique, metabolically active cellular organelle and its surface as the active site for novel protein-protein interactions...
July 17, 2016: Annual Review of Nutrition
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