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Karen E Assmann, Moufidath Adjibade, Nitin Shivappa, James R Hébert, Michael D Wirth, Mathilde Touvier, Tasnime Akbaraly, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Chantal Julia, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot
Background: While low-grade chronic inflammation has been suggested as a major modulator of healthy aging (HA), no study has yet investigated the link between the inflammatory potential of the diet and multidimensional concepts of HA. Objective: We aimed to evaluate the association between the inflammatory potential of the diet at midlife, as measured by the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII), and HA assessed 13 y later. Methods: We analyzed data from 2796 participants in the French Supplémentation en Vitamines et Minéraux Antioxydants (SU...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Yeong-Min Yoo, Yung Chul Park
Streptozotocin (STZ), a glucose analog, induces diabetes in experimental animals by inducing preferential cytotoxicity in pancreatic beta cells. We investigated whether STZ reduced the production of intracellular insulin through autophagy in insulinoma INS-1E cells. Typically, 2 mM STZ treatment for 24 h significantly decreased cell survival. STZ treatment led to significant decrease in phospho-AMP-activated protein kinase (p-AMPK) level; reduction in levels of phospho-protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK) and inositol-requiring enzyme 1α (IRE1α); significant reduction in levels of p85α, p110, phospho-serine and threonine kinase/protein kinase B (p-Akt/PKB) (Ser473), phospho-extracellular-regulated kinase (p-ERK), and phospho-mammalian target of rapamycin (p-mTOR); increase in levels of Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD), Mn-SOD, and catalase; decrease in B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) expression; increase in Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax) expression; increase in levels of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) and Beclin 1; and reduction in production of intracellular insulin...
February 27, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Sorayya Kheirouri, Siamak Naghizadeh, Mohammad Alizadeh
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of zinc (Zn) supplementation on serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 50 patients with DR were allocated into the Zn (n = 25) and placebo (n = 25) groups to receive 30 mg Zn gluconate or maltose dextrin per day, respectively, for three months...
February 8, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
Weixia Sun, Jiaxing Yang, Wanning Wang, Jie Hou, Yanli Cheng, Yaowen Fu, Zhonggao Xu, Lu Cai
Zinc is one of the essential trace elements and participates in numerous physiological processes. Abnormalities in zinc homeostasis often result in the pathogenesis of various chronic metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and its complications. Zinc has insulin-mimetic and anti-diabetic effects and deficiency has been shown to aggravate diabetes-induced oxidative stress and tissue injury in diabetic rodent models and human subjects with diabetes. Akt signaling pathway plays a central role in insulin-stimulated glucose metabolism and cell survival...
March 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Carey Vana Rynjah, Ningthoujam Neelima Devi, Nasheman Khongthaw, Donkupar Syiem, Suktilang Majaw
The present study was designed to evaluate the antidiabetic potential of the aqueous leaves extract of Zanthoxylum armatum DC. leaves using in vivo and in vitro approaches. For in vivo studies, blood glucose level was monitored at different intervals after administration of varying doses of the extract for its hypoglycemic (100-6000 mg/kg b.w.) and antihyperglycemic (250 mg/kg b.w.) effect in normoglycemic and diabetic mice. In vitro enzymatic inhibition activity was tested against α-amylase, α- and β-glucosidase and lipase...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Jeong-Seok Kim, Seon-Hwa Jeong, Sin-Hee Han, Ho-Keun Yi
Gomisin A from the fruit of Schisandra chinensis has many pharmacological properties, including hepato-protective, anti-diabetic, and anti-oxidative stress. However, the potential benefit of gomisin A is still not well understood, especially in aging progression. Therefore, the aim of this study was to clarify whether the promotion of mitochondrial biogenesis and autophagy of gomisin A affects anti-aging progression, and its mechanism. Intermediate (PD32) Human diploid fibroblast (HDF) cells were brought to stress-induced premature senescence (SIPS) using hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )...
January 10, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
Takayuki Nishiguchi, Yutaka Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Yasui
Since the discovery of the anti-diabetic effects of zinc (Zn) complex, we synthesized several Zn complexes and evaluated their effects using the KKAy type 2 diabetes mouse model. Recently, we demonstrated that organo-chalcogen (sulfur and selenium) Zn complexes elicit strong anti-diabetic effects. In this study, we treated leptin-deficient ob/ob mice with organo-chalcogen Zn complexes, and evaluated the resulting anti-diabetic effects in a mouse model of diabetes arising from pathogenic mechanisms different from those in KKAy mice...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Rui Zhu, Mengting Cheng, Tiantian Lu, Ning Yang, Shuai Ye, Yi-Hsuan Pan, Tao Hong, Suying Dang, Wei Zhang
Visceral adiposity is of greater risk than obesity in s.c. adipose tissue for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Its pathogenesis remains unclear, but it is associated with extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTSs) are a family of secreted zinc-dependent metalloproteinases that play crucial roles in development and various diseases because of their ECM remodeling activity. ADAMTS18 is an orphan ADAMTS whose function and substrate remain unclear...
February 2018: American Journal of Pathology
Belma Turan, Erkan Tuncay
Zinc plays an important role in biological systems as bound and histochemically reactive labile Zn2+ . Although Zn2+ concentration is in the nM range in cardiomyocytes at rest and increases dramatically under stimulation, very little is known about precise mechanisms controlling the intracellular distribution of Zn2+ and its variations during cardiac function. Recent studies are focused on molecular and cellular aspects of labile Zn2+ and its homeostasis in mammalian cells and growing evidence clarified the molecular mechanisms underlying Zn2+ -diverse functions in the heart, leading to the discovery of novel physiological functions of labile Zn2+ in parallel to the discovery of subcellular localization of Zn2+ -transporters in cardiomyocytes...
November 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yuki Naito, Yutaka Yoshikawa, Katsuhiko Yoshizawa, Akiko Takenouchi, Hiroyuki Yasui
BACKGROUND/AIM: Metabolic syndrome-induced lifestyle-related diseases include diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension, and Zn-based compounds have effects on DM. We aimed to investigate the ameliorating effects of bis(hinokitiolato)Zn, [Zn(hkt)2] on lipid metabolism in the liver and kidney, histopathologically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a high-fat diet (HFD)-fed C57BL/6J mouse model and administered a diet containing 10-20 mg Zn/kg body weight (BW) or 20 mg pioglitazone/kg BW as the positive control...
November 2017: In Vivo
Junlian Gu, Xiaoqing Yan, Xiaozhen Dai, Yuehui Wang, Qian Lin, Jian Xiao, Shanshan Zhou, Jian Zhang, Kai Wang, Jun Zeng, Ying Xin, Michelle T Barati, Chi Zhang, Yang Bai, Yan Li, Paul N Epstein, Kupper A Wintergerst, Xiaokun Li, Yi Tan, Lu Cai
Cardiac insulin resistance is a key pathogenic factor for diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), but the mechanism remains largely unclear. We found that diabetic hearts exhibited decreased phosphorylation of total Akt and isoform Akt2 but not Akt1 in wild type (WT) male FVB mice, which was accompanied by attenuation of Akt downstream glucose metabolic signal; All these signal changes were not observed in metallothionein cardiac-specific transgenic (MT-TG) hearts. Furthermore, insulin-induced glucose metabolic signals were attenuated only in WT diabetic hearts...
October 27, 2017: Diabetes
E Halevas, O Tsave, M Yavropoulou, J G Yovos, A Hatzidimitriou, V Psycharis, A Salifoglou
The advent of Zn(II) metallodrugs in metabolic syndrome pathologies generates a strong challenge toward synthetic endeavors targeting well-defined, atoxic and biologically active binary/ternary species of Zn(II). Proper formulation of that metal ion's coordination sphere sets the stage for construction of appropriately configured Schiff ligands based on tromethamine and variably modified vanillin core components. The arising Schiff ligands react with Zn(II) in a defined stoichiometry, thereby delivering new binary Zn(II)-L species with defined physicochemical properties...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Ceylan Verda Bitirim, Erkan Tuncay, Belma Turan
The cellular control of glucose uptake and glycogen metabolism in mammalian tissues is in part mediated through the regulation of protein-serine/threonine kinases including CK2. Although it participates to several cellular signaling processes, however, its subcellular localization is not well-defined while some documents mentioned its localization change under pathological conditions. The activation/phosphorylation of some proteins including Zn(2+)-transporter ZIP7 in cardiomyocytes is controlled with CK2α, thereby, inducing changes in the level of intracellular free Zn(2+) ([Zn(2+)] i )...
October 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Amare Desalegn Wolide, Belay Zawdie, Tilahun Alemayehu, Samuel Tadesse
BACKGROUND: It is well known that dyslipidemia and chronic hyperglycemia increase the onset of diabetes and diabetic complication. The aim of this study is to see the association of trace metals elements and lipid profile among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. METHODS: The study was conducted on 214 type 2 diabetic patients at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Jimma, Ethiopia. All the eligible study participants responded to the structured interviewer administered questionnaire and fasting venous blood was drawn for biochemical analysis...
October 13, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
Celia Rodríguez-Pérez, Petra Vrhovnik, Beatriz González-Alzaga, Mariana F Fernández, Piedad Martin-Olmedo, Nicolás Olea, Željka Fiket, Goran Kniewald, Juan P Arrebola
There is increasing evidence linking levels of trace elements (TEs) in adipose tissue with certain chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes or obesity). The objectives of this study were to assess concentrations of a selection of nine essential and possibly-essential TEs in adipose tissue samples from an adult cohort and to explore their socio-demographic, dietary, and lifestyle determinants. Adipose tissue samples were intraoperatively collected from 226 volunteers recruited in two public hospitals from Granada province...
October 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
Verônica da Silva Bandeira, Liliane Viana Pires, Leila Leiko Hashimoto, Luciane Luca de Alencar, Kaluce Gonçalves Sousa Almondes, Simão Augusto Lottenberg, Silvia Maria Franciscato Cozzolino
This study evaluated the relationship between the zinc-related nutritional status and glycemic and insulinemic markers in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A total of 82 individuals with T2DM aged between 29 and 59 years were evaluated. The concentration of zinc in the plasma, erythrocytes, and urine was determined by the flame atomic absorption spectrometry method. Dietary intake was assessed using a 3-day 24-h recall. In addition, concentrations of serum glucose, glycated hemoglobin percentage, total cholesterol and fractions, triglycerides, and serum insulin were determined...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Molina-López, Douglas Parsons, Christopher Corpe, Wolfgang Maret, Christer Hogstrand
The non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs13266634 in human zinc transporter 8, ZnT8 (SLC30A8), leads to a R325 variant, which is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Although the molecular details remain unknown, the mutation is thought to alter the kinetics of zinc transport into insulin granules in pancreatic β-cells. Nevertheless, analysis of ZnT8 sequences from several animals shows that the amino acid at position 325 is poorly conserved. Apart from this particular SNP, human ZnT8 also has two isoforms (splice variants) that differ in length regarding a 49 amino acid N-terminal extension...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Slimen Selmi, Kais Rtibi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: The present study aims to investigate the protective effects of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oils (ROEO) against alloxan-induced diabetes and oxidative stress in rats. METHODS: The animals were divided into four groups: Healthy Control (HC); Diabetic Control (DC); Healthy+ROEO (H+ROEO) and Diabetic+ROEO (D+ROEO). RESULTS: The use of GC/MS technique has allowed us to identify fifteen compounds in ROEO. We have found that alloxan administration induced hyperglycaemia, lipid metabolic parameters deregulation as well as liver and kidney dysfunctions...
December 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
Hriday Bera, Srilatha Mothe, Sabyasachi Maiti, Sridhar Vanga
Novel carboxymethyl fenugreek galactomannan (CFG)-gellan gum (GG)-calcium silicate (CS) composite beads were developed for controlled glimepiride (GLI) delivery. CFG having degree of carboxymethylation of 0.71 was synthesized and characterized by FTIR, DSC and XRD analyses. Subsequently, GLI-loaded hybrids were accomplished by ionotropic gelation technique employing Ca(+2)/Zn(+2)/Al(+3) ions as cross-linkers. All the formulations demonstrated excellent drug encapsulation efficiency (DEE, 48-97%) and sustained drug release behaviour (Q8h, 62-94%)...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Zhuo Li, Changcong Wang, Lu Li, Mengyun Shao, Linbo Wang, Xin Lv, Chunshi Gao, Huikun Niu, Bo Li
The study aimed to explore the relationship of six kinds of mineral elements and diabetes among adults in northeast China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Jilin Province, northeast China. A total of 366 males and 204 females aged 18 ~ 77 years from Jingyu town, Dongliao town, and Changling town were included using a multistage stratified random cluster sampling design. Data was obtained from face to face interview, physical examination, and laboratory measurement. We defined the normal people (3...
September 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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