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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317281/comparison-of-dietary-polyphenols-for-protection-against-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-cell-model-of-steatosis
#1
Hossein Rafiei, Kosar Omidian, Brian Bandy
SCOPE: Dietary polyphenols have shown promise in protecting the liver against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The relative effectiveness and mechanisms of different polyphenols however is mostly unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a model of steatosis using HepG2 hepatocytes, we evaluated the protective effects of different classes of polyphenols and the contributing mechanisms. Treatment of the cells with oleic acid increased ROS generation and expression of TNFα, decreased expression of UCP2 and decreased mitochondrial content and markers of biogenesis...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281015/pleiotropic-effects-of-ucp2-ucp3-variability-on-leucocyte-telomere-length-and-glucose-homeostasis
#2
Serena Dato, Francesco De Rango, Paolina Crocco, Giuseppe Passarino, Giuseppina Rose
The rate of telomere-shortening has been widely reported as a marker of risk for age-related conditions and mortality in human population. Genetic, environmental and stochastic factors have been shown to influence telomere attrition. In particular oxidative stress has been reported to play an important role on the process. Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are among the most important regulators of cellular metabolism and oxidative stress. Several authors investigated the association of UCP genetic variants with leucocyte telomere length (LTL) in both healthy and unhealthy (affected by diabetes) subjects, reporting contrasting results...
March 9, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276603/ucp2-regulates-embryonic-neurogenesis-via-ros-mediated-yap-alternation-in-the-developing-neocortex
#3
Fen Ji, Tianjin Shen, Wenzheng Zou, Jianwei Jiao
Mitochondrial metabolism is a fundamental process in tissue development. How this process play functions in embryonic neurogenesis remains largely unknown. Here, we show that mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) regulates the embryonic neurogenesis by inhibiting the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which affect the proliferation of progenitors. In the embryonic brains of UCP2 knockdown or condition knockout mice, the proliferation of progenitors is significantly increased, while the differentiation of progenitors is reduced...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258342/col1a1-prpf40a-and-ucp2-correlate-with-hypoxia-markers-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Urszula Oleksiewicz, Triantafillos Liloglou, Kalliopi-Maria Tasopoulou, Nikoleta Daskoulidou, John R Gosney, John K Field, George Xinarianos
PURPOSE: Collagen 1A1 (COL1A1), RNA-binding and pre-mRNA Processing Factor (PRPF40A), and Uncoupling Protein 2 (UCP2) were identified as downstream effectors of cytoglobin (CYGB), which was shown implicated in tumour biology. Although these three genes have been previously associated with cancer, little is known about their status in lung malignancies. METHODS: Hereby, we investigated the expression and promoter methylation of COL1A1, PRPF40A, and UCP2 in 156 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and adjacent normal tissues...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242329/the-effects-of-intracerebroventricular-infusion-of-irisin-on-feeding-behaviour-in-rats
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Suat Tekin, Yavuz Erden, Fatma Ozyalin, Yilmaz Cigremis, Cemil Colak, Suleyman Sandal
Irisin, a novel exercise-induced myokine, has attracted attention with its effects on energy metabolism. This study was conducted to determine the possible effects of irisin on nutritional behaviour. In this study, 40 male Wistar Albino rats were separated into 4 groups (n=10 for each group). Osmotic mini-pumps were connected to metal cannulas implanted to lateral ventricle; and artificial cerebrospinal fluid (vehicle), and 10 and 100nM of irisin was infused for 7days. The daily food and water consumptions and body weights of rats were followed up...
February 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239813/ucp2-in-early-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-sepsis
#6
Z-M Jiang, Q-H Yang, C-Q Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response syndrome caused by infection, is a serious threat to the lives of patients. Sepsis can cause tissue hypoperfusion and septic shock which leads to organ dysfunction and death via a variety of mechanisms. Mitochondrial protein (UCP2) involves in immune response, regulation of oxidative stress, and maintenance of mitochondrial membrane potential as well as energy production. However, the role of UCP2 in sepsis remains to be further explored...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222054/ucp2-expression-is-increased-in-pancreas-from-brain-dead-donors-and-involved-in-cytokine-induced-%C3%AE-cells-apoptosis
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Leticia A Brondani, Tatiana H Rech, Gabriela Boelter, Andrea C Bauer, Cristiane B Leitão, Décio L Eizirik, Daisy Crispim
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation associated with brain death (BD) decreases islet yield and quality, negatively affecting outcomes of human islet transplantation. A recent study from our group showed an increased expression of uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2) in pancreas from rats with BD as compared with controls. UCP2 is located in the mitochondrial inner membrane and regulates production of reactive oxygen species and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. It has been suggested that UCP2 also plays a role in β cell apoptosis, but these findings remain controversial...
March 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219837/chronic-maternal-calcium-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-in-wistar-rats-programs-abnormal-hepatic-gene-expression-leading-to-hepatic-steatosis-in-female-offspring
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Sona S Sharma, Nivedita M Jangale, Abhay M Harsulkar, Medha K Gokhale, Bimba N Joshi
Importance of calcium and vitamin D deficiency is well established in adult dyslipidemia. We hypothesized that maternal calcium and vitamin D deficiency could alter offspring's lipid metabolism. Our objective was to investigate the effect of maternal dietary calcium and vitamin D deficiency on lipid metabolism and liver function of the F1 generation offspring. intergenerational calcium-deficient (CaD) and vitamin D-deficient (VDD) models were developed by mating normal male rats with deficient females and continuing maternal-deficient diets through pregnancy and lactation...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219696/irisin-in-goldfish-carassius-auratus-effects-of-irisin-injections-on-feeding-behavior-and-expression-of-appetite-regulators-uncoupling-proteins-and-lipoprotein-lipase-and-fasting-induced-changes-in-fndc5-expression
#9
Zahndra Diann Butt, Jessica Dalton Hackett, Hélène Volkoff
Irisin is a peptide cleaved from the fibronectin type III domain containing protein 5 (FNDC5) gene that is secreted predominantly by muscle cells but also by other tissues including brain and intestine. In mammals, irisin has been shown to have thermogenic actions via the modulation of uncoupling proteins (UCPs) and to affect feeding and energy homeostasis via actions in brain, adipose tissue, liver, muscle and gastrointestinal tract. To examine the role of irisin on feeding and metabolism in fish, the effects of peripheral (intraperitoneal) injections of irisin on feeding behavior, glucose levels and the mRNA expressions of appetite regulators (cocaine and amphetamine regulated transcript CART, agouti related protein AgRP, orexin), UCPs and lipoprotein lipase LPL and brain factors (brain-derived neurotrophic factor , BDNF and tyrosine hydroxylase TH) were assessed in brain, white muscle and intestine...
February 20, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214555/identification-of-a-fatty-acid-binding-protein4-ucp2-axis-regulating-microglial-mediated-neuroinflammation
#10
Cayla M Duffy, Hongliang Xu, Joshua P Nixon, David A Bernlohr, Tammy A Butterick
Hypothalamic inflammation contributes to metabolic dysregulation and the onset of obesity. Dietary saturated fats activate microglia via a nuclear factor-kappa B (NFκB) mediated pathway to release pro-inflammatory cytokines resulting in dysfunction or death of surrounding neurons. Fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) are lipid chaperones regulating metabolic and inflammatory pathways in response to fatty acids. Loss of FABP4 in peripheral macrophages via either molecular or pharmacologic mechanisms results in reduced obesity-induced inflammation via a UCP2-redox based mechanism...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176017/hypoxia-and-aerobic-metabolism-adaptations-of-human-endothelial-cells
#11
Agnieszka Koziel, Wieslawa Jarmuszkiewicz
The goal of our study was to assess the influence of chronic exposure to hypoxia on mitochondrial oxidative metabolism in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (EA.hy926 line) cultured for 6 days at 1% O2 tension. The hypoxia-induced effects were elucidated at the cellular and isolated mitochondria levels. Hypoxia elevated fermentation but did not change mitochondrial biogenesis or the aerobic respiratory capacity of endothelial cells. In endothelial cells, hypoxia caused a general decrease in mitochondrial respiration during carbohydrate, fatty acid, and amino acid oxidation but increased exclusively ketogenic amino acid oxidation...
February 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143904/ampk-promotes-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function-by-phosphorylating-the-epigenetic-factors-dnmt1-rbbp7-and-hat1
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Traci L Marin, Brendan Gongol, Fan Zhang, Marcy Martin, David A Johnson, Han Xiao, Yinsheng Wang, Shankar Subramaniam, Shu Chien, John Y-J Shyy
Adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) acts as a master regulator of cellular energy homeostasis by directly phosphorylating metabolic enzymes and nutrient transporters and by indirectly promoting the transactivation of nuclear genes involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and function. We explored the mechanism of AMPK-mediated induction of gene expression. We identified AMPK consensus phosphorylation sequences in three proteins involved in nucleosome remodeling: DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), retinoblastoma binding protein 7 (RBBP7), and histone acetyltransferase 1 (HAT1)...
January 31, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130201/ucp2-up-regulation-within-the-course-of-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-correlates-with-t-lymphocyte-activation
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Alina Smorodchenko, Stephanie Schneider, Anne Rupprecht, Karoline Hilse, Soleman Sasgary, Ute Zeitz, Reinhold G Erben, Elena E Pohl
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) associated with severe neurological disability. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial dysfunction play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of this disease. Several members of the mitochondrial uncoupling protein subfamily (UCP2-UCP5) were suggested to regulate ROS by diminishing the mitochondrial membrane potential and constitute therefore a promising pharmacological target for MS. To evaluate the role of different uncoupling proteins in neuroinflammation, we have investigated their expression patterns in murine brain and spinal cord (SC) during different stages of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model for MS...
April 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130074/loss-of-ucp2-impairs-cold-induced-non-shivering-thermogenesis-by-promoting-a-shift-toward-glucose-utilization-in-brown-adipose-tissue
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Alexandre Caron, Sébastien M Labbé, Sophie Carter, Marie-Claude Roy, Roger Lecomte, Daniel Ricquier, Frédéric Picard, Denis Richard
Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) was discovered in 1997 and classified as an uncoupling protein largely based on its homology of sequence with UCP1. Since its discovery, the uncoupling function of UCP2 has been questioned and there is yet no consensus on the true function of this protein. UCP2 was first proposed to be a reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulator and an insulin secretion modulator. More recently, it was demonstrated as a regulator of the mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation, which prompted us to investigate its role in the metabolic and thermogenic functions of brown adipose tissue...
March 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104982/mirna-133a-ucp2-pathway-regulates-inflammatory-bowel-disease-progress-by-influencing-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-energy-metabolism
#15
Xi Jin, Dong Chen, Ruo-Heng Zheng, Hong Zhang, Yi-Peng Chen, Zun Xiang
AIM: To investigate the role of the miR-133a-UCP2 pathway in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to explore the potential downstream mechanisms with respect to inflammation, oxidative stress and energy metabolism. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were fed dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) liquid for 7 consecutive days, followed by the administration of saline to the DSS group, UCP2 siRNA to the UCP2 group and a miR-133a mimic to the miR-133a group on days 8 and 11...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089824/mitochondrial-uncoupling-protein-2-in-human-cumulus-cells-is-associated-with-regulating-autophagy-and-apoptosis-maintaining-gap-junction-integrity-and-progesterone-synthesis
#16
Hongshan Ge, Fan Zhang, Ping Duan, Nan Zhu, Jiayan Zhang, Feijun Ye, Dan Shan, Hua Chen, XiaoSheng Lu, ChunFang Zhu, Renshan Ge, Zhenkun Lin
To explore the roles of mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein 2 (UCP2) in cumulus cells (CCs), human CCs were cultured in vitro, and the UCP2 was inhibited by treatment with Genipin, a special UCP inhibitor, or by RNA interference targeting UCP2. No significant differences in adenosine triphosphate levels and the ratio of ADP/ATP were observed after UCP2 inhibition. UCP2 inhibition caused a significant increase in cellular oxidative damage, which was reflected in alterations to several key parameters, including reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation levels and the ratio of reduced GSH to GSSG...
January 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087336/oleate-induces-katp-channel-dependent-hyperpolarization-in-mouse-hypothalamic-glucose-excited-neurons-without-altering-cellular-energy-charge
#17
Selma Dadak, Craig Beall, Julia M Vlachaki Walker, Marc P M Soutar, Rory J McCrimmon, Michael L J Ashford
The unsaturated fatty acid, oleate exhibits anorexigenic properties reducing food intake and hepatic glucose output. However, its mechanism of action in the hypothalamus has not been fully determined. This study investigated the effects of oleate and glucose on GT1-7 mouse hypothalamic cells (a model of glucose-excited (GE) neurons) and mouse arcuate nucleus (ARC) neurons. Whole-cell and perforated patch-clamp recordings, immunoblotting and cell energy status measures were used to investigate oleate- and glucose-sensing properties of mouse hypothalamic neurons...
March 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042952/uncoupling-protein-2-downregulation-by-hypoxia-through-repression-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-promotes-chemoresistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Mingxing Wang, Guoyin Li, Zhiwei Yang, Lei Wang, Lei Zhang, Ting Wang, Yimeng Zhang, Shengli Zhang, Yong Han, Lintao Jia
Hypoxic microenvironment is critically involved in the response of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to chemotherapy, the mechanisms of which remain largely unknown. Here, we found that NSCLC patients exhibited increased chemotherapeutic resistance when complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a critical cause of chronic hypoxemia. The downregulation of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2), which is attributed to hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1)-mediated suppression of the transcriptional factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), was involved in NSCLC chemoresistance, and predicted a poor survival rate of patients receiving routine chemotherapy...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998096/small-molecule-uncoupling-protein-mimics-synthetic-anion-receptors-as-fatty-acid-activated-proton-transporters
#19
Xin Wu, Philip A Gale
Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) regulate energy expenditure in living cells by inducing proton leakage across the mitochondrial inner membrane, thereby uncoupling adenosine diphosphate phosphorylation from nutrient oxidation. The proton transport activity of UCP1 and UCP2 requires activation by fatty acids. We report here the first examples of synthetic neutral anion receptors performing this biologically important fatty acid-activated function in phospholipid bilayers. We have shown that a tripodal thiourea possesses poor H(+)/OH(-) transport activity without fatty acids, but in the presence of long-chain fatty acids is "switched on" as a proton transporter with an activity close to that of a commonly used protonophore...
December 21, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994193/association-and-expression-analyses-of-the-ucp2-and-ucp3-gene-polymorphisms-with-body-measurement-and-meat-quality-traits-in-qinchuan-cattle
#20
Yaning Wang, Wucai Yang, Linsheng Gui, Hongbao Wang, Linsen Zan
The uncoupling proteins (UCPs) belong to the mitochondrial inner membrane anion carrier superfamily and play an important role in energy homeostasis. Genetic studies have demonstrated that Ucp2 and Ucp3 gene variants are involved in obesity and metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to identify associations between polymorphisms of Ucp2 and Ucp3 genes and economically-important traits in Qinchuan cattle. In the present study, one single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the 5'UTR region (SNP1:g.C-754G) of the Ucp2 gene was identified by direct sequencing of 441 Qinchuan cattle...
December 2016: Journal of Genetics
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