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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775611/reduced-adiposity-by-compensatory-wat-browning-upon-ibat-removal-in-mice
#1
Zhengyu Piao, Baiqiang Zhai, Xiaoxiao Jiang, Meng Dong, Changguo Yan, Jun Lin, Wanzhu Jin
The strong effects of classic brown adipose tissue (BAT) and recruited beige adipocytes in treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome have been attracting increasing research interest. Cold treatment is an effective, convenient approach to stimulate BAT activity and induce white adipose tissue (WAT) browning. Here, we utilized prolonged cold exposure (from 2 h to 2 weeks in a 4° cold chamber) to elucidate dynamic changes in BAT and in WAT browning during acute and chronic cold exposure in mice. BAT mass decreased quickly, with reduced lipid droplet sizes within 8 h of cold exposure owing to the utilization of BAT pre-storage triglycerides, and subsequently increased during prolonged cold exposure...
May 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764980/interplay-of-cell-cell-contacts-and-rhoa-mrtf-a-signaling-regulates-cardiomyocyte-identity
#2
Tatjana Dorn, Jessica Kornherr, Elvira I Parrotta, Dorota Zawada, Harold Ayetey, Gianluca Santamaria, Laura Iop, Elisa Mastantuono, Daniel Sinnecker, Alexander Goedel, Ralf J Dirschinger, Ilaria My, Svenja Laue, Tarik Bozoglu, Christian Baarlink, Tilman Ziegler, Elisabeth Graf, Rabea Hinkel, Giovanni Cuda, Stefan Kääb, Andrew A Grace, Robert Grosse, Christian Kupatt, Thomas Meitinger, Austin G Smith, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Alessandra Moretti
Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions guide organ development and homeostasis by controlling lineage specification and maintenance, but the underlying molecular principles are largely unknown. Here, we show that in human developing cardiomyocytes cell-cell contacts at the intercalated disk connect to remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton by regulating the RhoA-ROCK signaling to maintain an active MRTF/SRF transcriptional program essential for cardiomyocyte identity. Genetic perturbation of this mechanosensory pathway activates an ectopic fat gene program during cardiomyocyte differentiation, which ultimately primes the cells to switch to the brown/beige adipocyte lineage in response to adipogenesis-inducing signals...
May 15, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758288/micrornas-in-brown-and-beige-fat
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REVIEW
Deborah Goody, Alexander Pfeifer
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy as heat and its activity correlates with leanness in human adults. Understanding the mechanisms behind the activation of BAT and the process of "browning", i.e. the appearance of inducible brown adipocytes called beige or brite (brown-in-white) cells in white adipose tissue (WAT), is of great interest for developing novel therapies to combat obesity. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small transcriptional regulators that control gene expression in a variety of tissues, including WAT and BAT...
May 11, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757434/hdac3-selective-inhibition-activates-brown-and-beige-fat-through-prdm16
#4
Jiling Liao, Juan Jiang, Heejin Jun, Xiaona Qiao, Margo P Emont, Dong-Il Kim, Jun Wu
It has been reported that class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition increases thermogenesis in fat, but adipocyte specific Hdac3 deletions have presented inconsistent results. In this study, we observed that HDAC3 protein levels were lower in brown fat compared to that of inguinal subcutaneous adipose tissue, and were decreased in both fat depots upon cold exposure. PRDM16 physically interacted with HDAC3, and treatment with HDAC3-selective inhibitor RGFP966 induced thermogenic gene expression in murine and human fat cultures...
May 10, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757365/multifaceted-roles-of-beige-fat-in-energy-homeostasis-beyond-ucp1
#5
Carlos Henrique Sponton, Shingo Kajimura
Beige adipocytes are an inducible form of thermogenic adipose cells that emerge within the white adipose tissue in response to a variety of environmental stimuli, such as chronic cold acclimation. Similar to brown adipocytes that reside in brown adipose tissue (BAT) depots, beige adipocytes are also thermogenic; however beige adipocytes possess unique, distinguishing characteristics in their developmental regulation and biological function. This review highlights recent advances in our understanding of beige adipocytes, focusing on the diverse roles of beige fat in the regulation of energy homeostasis that are independent of the canonical thermogenic pathway via uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)...
May 10, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750960/a-novel-role-for-ptk2b-in-cultured-beige-adipocyte-differentiation
#6
Bin Ni, Jared S Farrar, Shanshan Chen, Joseph C Lownik, Francesco S Celi
Adipocyte differentiation is a tightly regulated process which requires the sequential and organized expression of numerous genes and proteins. Phosphorylation of cytoplasmic proteins and key transcription factors represents a critical regulatory mechanism of the process leading to adipocyte maturation and modulation of associated metabolic pathways. Despite the recognition of the importance of protein phosphorylation in adipocyte biology, relatively little is known about the role of specific kinases in thermogenic (brown or beige) adipocyte differentiation and function...
May 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750781/metabolic-benefits-of-inhibition-of-p38%C3%AE-in-white-adipose-tissue-in-obesity
#7
Shengjie Zhang, Hongchao Cao, Yan Li, Yanyan Jing, Shengnan Liu, Cheng Ye, Hui Wang, Shuxian Yu, Chengyuan Peng, Lijian Hui, Yu-Cheng Wang, Haibing Zhang, Feifan Guo, Qiwei Zhai, Hui Wang, Ruimin Huang, Ling Zhang, Jingjing Jiang, Wei Liu, Hao Ying
p38 has long been known as a central mediator of protein kinase A (PKA) signaling in brown adipocytes, which positively regulate the transcription of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP-1). However, the physiological role of p38 in adipose tissues, especially the white adipose tissue (WAT), is largely unknown. Here, we show that mice lacking p38α in adipose tissues display a lean phenotype, improved metabolism, and resistance to diet-induced obesity. Surprisingly, ablation of p38α causes minimal effects on brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult mice, as evident from undetectable changes in UCP-1 expression, mitochondrial function, body temperature (BT), and energy expenditure...
May 11, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730295/ifi27-is-indispensable-for-mitochondrial-function-and-browning-in-adipocytes
#8
Weiwei Jin, Wenfang Jin, Dongning Pan
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized for energy expenditure, but the signaling pathways that regulate BAT metabolism and activity are incompletely understood. Interferon (IFN) signaling is a sophisticated defense mechanism to counteract viral infection. IFNs and interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) are reported to exert profound effects on adipocytes. IFN-α inducible protein 27 (Ifi27/ISG12a) is a BAT-enriched gene, yet no any studies on its roles in BAT have been reported. Here, we show that Ifi27 protein localizes to mitochondria and the expression of Ifi27 can be induced by β3-adrenergic activation in adipose tissues...
May 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715464/spermidine-spermine-n1-acetyltransferase-mediated-polyamine-catabolism-regulates-beige-adipocyte-biogenesis
#9
Fang Yuan, Lin Zhang, Yang Cao, Wei Gao, Can Zhao, Yuan Fang, Kamyar Zahedi, Manoocher Soleimani, Xiang Lu, Zhuyuan Fang, Qin Yang
OBJECTIVE: Cold and β3-adrenergic receptor (AR) agonists activate beige adipocyte biogenesis in white adipose tissue (WAT). The two stimuli also induce expression of inflammatory cytokines in WAT. The low-grade inflammation may further promote WAT browning. However, the mechanisms to reconcile these two biological processes remain to be elucidated. In this study, we aim to investigate the roles of the rate-limiting polyamine catabolic enzyme spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase (SAT1) in regulating beige adipocyte biogenesis and inflammation...
April 28, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712668/tcptp-regulates-insulin-signalling-in-agrp-neurons-to-coordinate-glucose-metabolism-with-feeding
#10
Garron T Dodd, Robert S Lee-Young, Jens C Brüning, Tony Tiganis
Insulin regulates glucose metabolism by eliciting effects on peripheral tissues as well as the brain. Insulin receptor (IR) signalling inhibits AgRP-expressing neurons in the hypothalamus to contribute to the suppression of hepatic glucose production (HGP) by insulin, whereas AgRP neuronal activation attenuates brown adipose tissue (BAT) glucose uptake. The tyrosine phosphatase TCPTP suppresses IR signalling in AgRP neurons. Hypothalamic TCPTP is induced by fasting and degraded after feeding. Here we assessed the influence of TCPTP in AgRP neurons in the control of glucose metabolism...
April 30, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704660/genetic-and-epigenetic-control-of-adipose-development
#11
REVIEW
Olga Gulyaeva, Jon Dempersmier, Hei Sook Sul
White adipose tissue (WAT) is the primary energy storage organ and its excess contributes to obesity, while brown adipose tissue (BAT) and inducible thermogenic (beige/brite) adipocytes in WAT dissipate energy via Ucp1 to maintain body temperature. BAT and subcutaneous WAT develop perinatally while visceral WAT forms after birth from precursors expressing distinct markers, such as Myf5, Pref-1, Wt1, and Prx1, depending on the anatomical location. In addition to the embryonic adipose precursors, a pool of endothelial cells or mural cells expressing Pparγ, Pdgfrβ, Sma and Zfp423 may become adipocytes during WAT expansion in adults...
April 25, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703782/adipose-and-skeletal-muscle-thermogenesis-studies-from-large-animals
#12
REVIEW
John-Paul Fuller-Jackson, Belinda A Henry
The balance between energy intake and energy expenditure establishes and preserves a 'set-point' body weight. The latter is comprised of three major components including metabolic rate, physical activity and thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is defined as the cellular dissipation of energy via heat production. This process has been extensively characterised in brown adipose tissue (BAT), wherein uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) creates a proton leak across the inner mitochondrial membrane, diverting protons away from ATP synthesis and resulting in heat dissipation...
June 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692364/mitophagy-controls-beige-adipocyte-maintenance-through-a-parkin-dependent-and-ucp1-independent-mechanism
#13
Xiaodan Lu, Svetlana Altshuler-Keylin, Qiang Wang, Yong Chen, Carlos Henrique Sponton, Kenji Ikeda, Pema Maretich, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Shingo Kajimura
Beige adipocytes are an inducible form of mitochondria-enriched thermogenic adipocytes that emerge in response to external stimuli, such as chronic cold exposure. We have previously shown that after the withdrawal of external stimuli, beige adipocytes directly acquire a white fat-like phenotype through autophagy-mediated mitochondrial degradation. We investigated the upstream pathway that mediates mitochondrial clearance and report that Parkin-mediated mitophagy plays a key role in the beige-to-white adipocyte transition...
April 24, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692363/jak-tgf%C3%AE-cross-talk-links-transient-adipose-tissue-inflammation-to-beige-adipogenesis
#14
Rohollah Babaei, Maximilian Schuster, Irina Meln, Sarah Lerch, Rayane A Ghandour, Didier F Pisani, Irem Bayindir-Buchhalter, Julia Marx, Shuang Wu, Gabriele Schoiswohl, Adrian T Billeter, Damir Krunic, Jan Mauer, Yun-Hee Lee, James G Granneman, Lars Fischer, Beat P Müller-Stich, Ez-Zoubir Amri, Erin E Kershaw, Mathias Heikenwälder, Stephan Herzig, Alexandros Vegiopoulos
The transient activation of inflammatory networks is required for adipose tissue remodeling including the "browning" of white fat in response to stimuli such as β3-adrenergic receptor activation. In this process, white adipose tissue acquires thermogenic characteristics through the recruitment of so-called beige adipocytes. We investigated the downstream signaling pathways impinging on adipocyte progenitors that promote de novo formation of adipocytes. We showed that the Jak family of kinases controlled TGFβ signaling in the adipose tissue microenvironment through Stat3 and thereby adipogenic commitment, a function that was required for beige adipocyte differentiation of murine and human progenitors...
April 24, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692360/parkin-mediates-mitophagy-during-beige-to-white-fat-conversion
#15
REVIEW
Shireen A Sarraf, Richard J Youle
In this issue of Science Signaling , Lu et al reveal a role for Parkin-mediated mitophagy in beige-to-white adipocyte transition. In the absence of Parkin, mitochondria in thermogenic beige adipocytes are preserved even after the elimination of cold mimetic stimuli-in contrast to their typical elimination during the white transition.
April 24, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684558/effects-of-exercise-on-brown-and-beige-adipocytes
#16
REVIEW
Revati S Dewal, Kristin I Stanford
Physical exercise leads to beneficial effects in numerous tissues and organ systems and offers protection against obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have investigated the role of exercise on brown adipose tissue (BAT) and white adipose tissue (WAT), and have indicated marked adaptations to each tissue with exercise. Studies investigating the effects of exercise on BAT have produced conflicting results, with some showing an increase in the thermogenic activity of BAT and some demonstrating a decrease in the thermogenic activity of BAT...
April 20, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678576/aging-impairs-beige-adipocyte-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-the-reduced-expression-of-sirtuin-1
#17
Vuong Cat Khanh, Amin Firman Zulkifli, Chiho Tokunaga, Toshiharu Yamashita, Yuji Hiramatsu, Osamu Ohneda
In the body, different types of adipose tissue perform different functions, with brown and beige adipose tissues playing unique roles in dissipating energy. Throughout life, adipocytes are regenerated from progenitors, and this process is impaired by aging. One of the progenitors of adipocytes are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have recently become a promising tool for stem cell therapy. However, whether or not aging impairs the brown/beige adipocyte differentiation of adipose tissue-derived MSCs (AT-MSCs) remains unclear...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675584/brown-adipokines
#18
Francesc Villarroya, Aleix Gavaldà-Navarro, Marion Peyrou, Joan Villarroya, Marta Giralt
Brown adipokines are regulatory factors secreted by brown and beige adipocytes that exhibit endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine actions. Peptidic and non-peptidic molecules, including miRNAs and lipids, are constituents of brown adipokines. Brown adipose tissue remodeling to meet thermogenic needs is dependent on the secretory properties of brown/beige adipocytes. The association between brown fat activity and a healthy metabolic profile, in relation to energy balance and glucose and lipid homeostasis, is influenced by the endocrine actions of brown adipokines...
April 20, 2018: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670915/association-of-markers-of-proinflammatory-phenotype-and-beige-adipogenesis-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-chinese-centrally-obese-adults
#19
Wilson K C Leung, Angus P Yu, Christopher W K Lai, Parco M Siu
Background: Visceral adiposity is associated with higher productions of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Inflammation of obese adipose tissues could contribute to systemic metabolic dysregulation, especially thermogenic activity of white adipose tissues, namely, beige adipogenesis, characterized by altered irisin expression. Thus, we investigated the roles of inflammation and adipocyte beiging in Chinese centrally obese (CO) adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS). Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 54 CO and 58 non-CO subjects drawn from 1492 Chinese people with age and sex matched during November 2010 and August 2013...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669306/paternal-exercise-protects-mouse-offspring-from-high-fat-diet-induced-type-2-diabetes-risk-by-increasing-skeletal-muscle-insulin-signaling
#20
Danielle Krout, James N Roemmich, Amy Bundy, Rolando A Garcia, Lin Yan, Kate J Claycombe-Larson
Paternal obesity increases, while paternal exercise decreases, offspring obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk; however, no studies have determined whether a paternal high-fat (HF) diet and exercise interact to alter offspring body weight (BW), adiposity and T2D risk. Three-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were fed a normal-fat (NF) diet (16% fat) or an HF diet (45% fat) and assigned to either voluntary wheel running exercise or cage activity for 3 months prior to mating with NF-diet-fed dams. After weaning, male offspring were fed an NF or HF diet for an additional 3 months...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
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