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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546450/fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-ap2-dependent-blt1r-expression-and-signaling
#1
Ann V Hertzel, Hongliang Xu, Michael Downey, Nicholas Kvalheim, David A Bernlohr
Previous studies have shown that reduced levels of the adipocyte fatty acid binding protein 4, FABP4 (AFABP/aP2), result in metabolic improvement including potentiated insulin sensitivity and attenuated atherosclerosis. Mechanistically, pharmacologic or genetic inhibition of FABP4 in macrophages upregulates UCP2, attenuates ROS production, polarizes cells towards the anti-inflammatory M2 state and reduces leukotriene secretion. At the protein level, FABP4 stabilizes LTA4 towards chemical hydrolysis thereby potentiating inflammatory LTC4 synthesis...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533128/polyphenol-inhibition-of-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-oxidative-stress-and-neoplastic-transformation-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-carcinogenesis
#2
Kosar Omidian, Hossein Rafiei, Brian Bandy
While dietary polyphenols are widely recognized for cancer-preventing characteristics, the relative effectiveness and mechanisms of action of different polyphenols is not clear. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of six different polyphenols against benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P)-induced oxidative stress and neoplastic transformation in the Bhas 42 cell carcinogenesis assay. All of the polyphenols completely prevented the increased intracellular ROS generation by B[a]P at 12 h, and most inhibited after 3 days...
May 19, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487946/ghrelin-suppresses-inflammation-in-huvecs-by-inhibiting-ubiquitin-mediated-uncoupling-protein%C3%A2-2-degradation
#3
Ruolan Zhang
Atherosclerosis is considered the major cause of heart attack, stroke and gangrene of the extremities, which is responsible for 50% of all mortality in Western countries. The pathogenesis and causes of atherosclerosis remain elusive. Recent studies highlight inflammation as a contributing factor for atherosclerosis in all stages of the disease process. In this study, we demonstrate that the treatment of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) with ghrelin inhibits the oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-induced inflammatory response, In addition, treatment with ghrelin led to the accumulation of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) in the cells, thus decreasing reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483672/acetoacetate-is-a-more-efficient-energy-yielding-substrate-for-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-than-glucose-and-generates-fewer-reactive-oxygen-species
#4
Mary Board, Colleen Lopez, Christian van den Bos, Richard Callaghan, Kieran Clarke, Carolyn Carr
Stem cells have been assumed to demonstrate a reliance on anaerobic energy generation, suited to their hypoxic in vivo environment. However, we found that human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have an active oxidative metabolism with a range of substrates. More ATP was consistently produced from substrate oxidation than glycolysis by cultured hMSCs. Strong substrate preferences were shown with the ketone body, acetoacetate, being oxidised at up to 35 times the rate of glucose. ROS-generation was 45-fold lower during acetoacetate oxidation compared with glucose and substrate preference may be an adaptation to reduce oxidative stress...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473603/increased-hepatic-mitochondrial-fa-oxidation-leads-to-lower-tg-levels-in-rat-liver-and-plasma-and-is-associated-with-upregulation-of-uncoupling-proteins-and-downregulation-of-apolipoprotein-c-iii
#5
Carine Lindquist, Bodil Bjørndal, Christine Renate Rossmann, Deusdedit Tusubira, Asbjørn Svardal, Gro Vatne Røsland, Karl Johan Tronstad, Seth Hallström, Rolf Kristian Berge
Hepatic mitochondrial function, APOC-III and LPL are potential targets for TG lowering drugs. After three weeks of dietary treatment with the compound 2-(tridec-12 -yn-1-ylthio) acetic acid (1-triple TTA), the hepatic mitochondrial FA oxidation increased more than 5-fold in male Wistar rats. Gene expression analysis in liver showed significant downregulation of APOC-III, and upregulation of LPL and the VLDL receptor. This led to lower hepatic (53 %) and plasma (73 %) TG levels. Concomitantly liver-specific biomarkers related to mitochondrial biogenesis and function (mitochondrial DNA, citrate synthase activity and cytochrome c and Tfam gene expression) were elevated...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452072/pgc-1%C3%AE-in-melanoma-a-key-factor-for-antioxidant-response-and-mitochondrial-function
#6
Margalida Torrens-Mas, Daniel González-Hedström, Marta Abrisqueta, Pilar Roca, Jordi Oliver, Jorge Sastre-Serra
Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) and BRAF are common mutations in melanoma. Through different pathways, they each regulate the expression of PGC-1α, which is a key factor in the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis and the antioxidant response. Our aim was to study the importance of the different regulatory characteristics of MC1R and BRAF on the pathways they regulate in melanoma. For this purpose, ROS production, levels of gene expression and enzymatic activities were analyzed in HBL and MeWo, with wild-type MC1R and BRAF, and A375 cells with mutant MC1R and BRAF...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449155/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-with-ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-or-exendin-4
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Mohamed Abd Elaziz Wassef, Ola M Tork, Laila A Rashed, Walaa Ibrahim, Heba Morsi, Dina Mohamed Mekawy Rabie
Therapy targeting mitochondria may provide novel ways to treat diabetes and its complications. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) agonists and exendin-4; an analog of glucagon-like peptide-1 have shown cardioprotective properties in many cardiac injury models. So, we evaluated their effects in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) in relation to mitochondrial dysfunction. This work included seven groups of adult male albino rats: the control group, the non-treated diabetic group, and the treated diabetic groups: one group was treated with MSCs only, the second with pioglitazone only, the third with MSCs and pioglitazone, the forth with exendin-4 only and the fifth with MSCs and exendin-4...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428961/glucose-insulin-potassium-alleviates-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-injuries-involving-decreased-expression-of-uncoupling-protein-2-and-nlr-family-pyrin-domain-containing-3-inflammasome-in-polymicrobial-sepsis
#8
Jun-Liang Zhang, Yi-Ting Chen, Guang-Dao Chen, Tao Wang, Ju-Xin Zhang, Qi-Yi Zeng
Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) may be critical for intestinal barrier function which may play a key role in the development of sepsis, and insulin has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into five groups: control group, cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, sham surgery group, CLP plus glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) group, and CLP plus glucose and potassium (GK) group. Ileum tissues were collected at 24 h after surgery. Histological and cytokine analyses, intestinal permeability tests, and western blots of intestinal epithelial tight junction component proteins and UCP2 were performed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424210/ucp2-attenuates-apoptosis-of-tubular-epithelial-cells-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#9
Yang Zhou, Ting Cai, Jing Xu, Lei Jiang, Jining Wu, Qi Sun, Ke Zen, Junwei Yang
Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) plays critical roles in energy metabolism and cell survival. Previous investigations showed that UCP2 regulated the production of extracellular matrix and renal fibrosis. However, little is known about UCP2 in acute kidney injury. Here, we used UCP2 knockout mice to investigate the role of UCP2 in AKI model generated by renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The UCP2 global knockout mice were born and growth normal without kidney histological abnormality or renal dysfunctions. As compared with littermates, deletion of UCP2 exacerbated I/R-induced AKI while increase of UCP2 by conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) attenuated I/R injury...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423551/metabolic-reprogramming-of-the-premalignant-colonic-mucosa-is-an-early-event-in-carcinogenesis
#10
Mart Dela Cruz, Sarah Ledbetter, Sanjib Chowdhury, Ashish K Tiwari, Navneet Momi, Ramesh K Wali, Charles Bliss, Christopher Huang, David Lichtenstein, Swati Bhattacharya, Anisha Varma-Wilson, Vadim Backman, Hemant K Roy
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. There is an increasing need for the identification of biomarkers of pre-malignant and early stage CRC to improve risk-stratification and screening recommendations. In this study, we investigated the possibility of metabolic and mitochondrial reprogramming early in the pre-malignant colorectal field. METHODS: Rectal biopsies were taken from 81 patients undergoing screening colonoscopy, and gene expression of metabolic and mitochondrial markers were assessed using real time quantitative PCR...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399045/a-differential-expression-of-uncoupling-protein-2-associates-with-renal-damage-in-stroke-resistant-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-derived-stroke-congenic-lines
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Speranza Rubattu, Maria Cotugno, Franca Bianchi, Luigi Sironi, Paolo Gelosa, Rosita Stanzione, Maurizio Forte, Claudia De Sanctis, Michele Madonna, Simona Marchitti, Alice Pignieri, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Massimo Volpe
OBJECTIVES: Uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2), a mitochondrial anion transporter involved in mitochondrial uncoupling, limiting reactive oxygen species formation, is significantly downregulated in kidneys of high-salt-fed stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP), where it associates with increased renal damage occurrence. METHODS: We aimed at establishing whether UCP2 differential expression associates with renal damage in two stroke-resistant spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSR)/SHRSP-derived stroke congenic lines...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370799/through-modulation-of-cardiac-ca-2-handling-ucp2-affects-cardiac-electrophysiology-and-influences-the-susceptibility-for-ca-2-mediated-arrhythmias
#12
Robert Larbig, Sara Reda, Vera Paar, Andrea Trost, Johannes Leitner, Stephanie Weichselbaumer, Karolina A Motloch, Bernhard Wernly, Andreas Arrer, Benjamin Strauss, Michael Lichtenauer, Herbert A Reitsamer, Lars Eckardt, Guiscard Seebohm, Uta C Hoppe, Lukas J Motloch
Introduction UCP2 belongs to a superfamily of mitochondrial ion transporters. Due to its beneficial influence on production of reactive oxygen species it is suggested to reduce cardiac ischemic reperfusion injury. Recent studies uncovered its ability to regulate mitochondrial Ca(2+) -uptake and therefore to influence cardiac cytosolic Ca(2+) -handling, indicating compensatory pathways to avoid toxic Ca(2+) -overload in UCP2 knock-out mice (UCP2(-/-) ). However, the specific mechanisms and their impact on cardiac electrophysiology remain speculative...
March 31, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317281/comparison-of-dietary-polyphenols-for-protection-against-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-cell-model-of-steatosis
#13
Hossein Rafiei, Kosar Omidian, Brian Bandy
SCOPE: Dietary polyphenols have shown promise in protecting the liver against nonalcoholic 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. The treatment of the cells with oleic acid increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), decreased expression of uncoupling protein 2, 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
#14
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...
June 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276603/ucp2-regulates-embryonic-neurogenesis-via-ros-mediated-yap-alternation-in-the-developing-neocortex
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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