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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917474/germacrone-inhibits-adipogenesis-and-stimulates-lipolysis-via-the-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signalling-pathway-in-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
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Yuan-Ri Guo, Se-Young Choung
OBJECTIVES: In a previous study, we reported that Aster spathulifolius Maxim extract (ASE) inhibited lipid accumulation and adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells. Of the components in ASE, germacrone (GM) was identified as a potent bioactive constituent. GM is known for its anticancer and antiviral activity. However, the effects of GM and the molecular mechanism by which GM regulates adipogenesis and lipolysis were not reported. Therefore, we investigated the effect of GM on adipogenesis and lipolysis and to elucidate its underlying molecular mechanism...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916296/ampk%C3%AE-is-suppressed-in-bladder-cancer-through-macrophage-mediated-mechanisms
#2
Stavros Kopsiaftis, Poornima Hegde, John A Taylor, Kevin P Claffey
Bladder cancer presents as either low- or high-grade disease, each with distinct mutational profiles; however, both display prominent mTORC1 activation. One major negative regulator of mTORC1 is AMPK, which is a critical metabolic regulator that suppresses cellular growth in response to metabolic stress by negatively regulating mTORC1. Alterations in the activation and protein levels of AMPK have been reported in breast, gastric, and hepatocellular carcinoma. To investigate whether AMPK suppression is responsible for mTOR activation in bladder cancer, the levels of AMPKα were quantified in a cohort of primary human bladder cancers and adjacent nontumor tissues...
December 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911275/microrna-25-targets-pkc%C3%AE-and-protects-osteoblastic-cells-from-dexamethasone-via-activating-ampk-signaling
#3
Jian-Bo Fan, Wei Liu, Xin-Hui Zhu, Hong Yi, Sheng-Yu Cui, Jian-Ning Zhao, Zhi-Ming Cui
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation could protect osteoblasts from dexamethasone (Dex). This study aims to provoke AMPK activation via microRNA downregulation of its negative regulator protein kinase C ζ (PKCζ). Results show that microRNA-25-5p (miR-25-5p) targets PKCζ's 3' untranslated regions (UTRs). Forced-expression of miR-25 downregulated PKCζ and activated AMPK in human osteoblastic cells (OB-6 and hFOB1.19 lines), which thereafter protected cells from Dex. Reversely, expression of antagomiR-25, the miR-25 inhibitor, upregulated PKCζ and inhibited AMPK activation, exacerbating Dex damages...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911269/the-matricellular-protein-cyr61-promotes-breast-cancer-lung-metastasis-by-facilitating-tumor-cell-extravasation-and-suppressing-anoikis
#4
Yu-Ting Huang, Qiang Lan, Girieca Lorusso, Nathalie Duffey, Curzio Rüegg
Matricellular proteins play multiple roles in primary tumor growth, local invasion and tumor angiogenesis. However, their contribution to metastasis and the putative mechanisms involved are less well characterized. In ER-negative human breast cancer, elevated expression levels of the matricellular protein Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (CYR61) are associated with more aggressive progression. Here, we investigated the role of CYR61 in breast cancer lung metastasis using the triple negative human breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231 and SUM159...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901267/binge-alcohol-intake-after-hypergravity-stress-sustainably-decreases-ampk-and-transcription-factors-necessary-for-hepatocyte-survival
#5
Sang Gil Lee, Hong Min Wu, Chan Gyu Lee, Choong Sik Oh, So Won Chung, Sang Geon Kim
BACKGROUND: Binge alcohol consumption elicits mitochondrial dysfunction in hepatocytes. An understanding of the effect of ethanol (EtOH) exposure after hypergravity stress on liver function may assist in the implementation of pathophysiological countermeasures for aerospace missions. This study investigated whether a combination of hypergravity stress and binge alcohol intake has a detrimental effect on AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and other molecules necessary for hepatocyte survival...
November 30, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898652/natural-mineral-rich-water-ingestion-by-ovariectomized-fructose-fed-sprague-dawley-rats-effects-on-sirtuin-1-and-glucocorticoid-signaling-pathways
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Jugal Kishore Das, Milton Severo, Cidália Dionísio Pereira, Emília Patrício, José Magalhães, Rosário Monteiro, Delminda Neves, Maria João Martins
OBJECTIVE: Prevention or induction of metabolic disorders and obesity depend on estrogen signaling and/or exogenous factors, such as mineral content in diet. The protective effects of a Portuguese natural mineral-rich water against the induction of metabolic syndrome in fructose-fed male Sprague-Dawley rats have been reported. The present study was designed to assess the impact of this mineral-rich water on fructose-fed estrogen-deficient female Sprague-Dawley rats. METHODS: Ovariectomized rats had access to tap (TWO) or mineral-rich (MWO) waters, with and without 10% fructose (10-wk treatment)...
November 28, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898058/ccl5-rantes-contributes-to-hypothalamic-insulin-signaling-for-systemic-insulin-responsiveness-through-ccr5
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Szu-Yi Chou, Reni Ajoy, Chun Austin Changou, Ya-Ting Hsieh, Yang-Kao Wang, Barry Hoffer
Many neurodegenerative diseases are accompanied by metabolic disorders. CCL5/RANTES, and its receptor CCR5 are known to contribute to neuronal function as well as to metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, atherosclerosis and metabolic changes after HIV infection. Herein, we found that the lack of CCR5 or CCL5 in mice impaired regulation of energy metabolism in hypothalamus. Immunostaining and co-immunoprecipitation revealed the specific expression of CCR5, associated with insulin receptors, in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC)...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897419/exercise-restores-muscle-stem-cell-mobilization-regenerative-capacity-and-muscle-metabolic-alterations-via-adiponectin-adipor1-activation-in-samp10-mice
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Aiko Inoue, Xian Wu Cheng, Zhe Huang, Lina Hu, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Haiying Jiang, Limei Piao, Takeshi Sasaki, Kohji Itakura, Hongxian Wu, Guangxian Zhao, Yanna Lei, Guang Yang, Enbo Zhu, Xiang Li, Kohji Sato, Teruhiko Koike, Masafumi Kuzuya
BACKGROUND: Exercise train (ET) stimulates muscle response in pathological conditions, including aging. The molecular mechanisms by which exercise improves impaired adiponectin/adiponectin receptor 1 (AdipoR1)-related muscle actions associated with aging are poorly understood. Here we observed that in a senescence-accelerated mouse prone 10 (SAMP10) model, long-term ET modulated muscle-regenerative actions. METHODS: 25-week-old male SAMP10 mice were randomly assigned to the control and the ET (45 min/time, 3/week) groups for 4 months...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889764/high-uric-acid-activates-the-ros-ampk-pathway-impairs-cd68-expression-and-inhibits-oxldl-induced-foam-cell-formation-in-a-human-monocytic-cell-line-thp-1
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Chaohuan Luo, Xueke Lian, Liangli Hong, Jingfang Zou, Zhi Li, Yuzhang Zhu, Tianliang Huang, Yongneng Zhang, Yaqiu Hu, Huier Yuan, Tengfei Wen, Wanling Zhuang, Bozhi Cai, Xin Zhang, Ichiro Hisatome, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Jiexiong Huang, Jidong Cheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyperuricemia is part of the metabolic-syndrome cluster of abdominal obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Monocytes/macrophages are critical in the development of metabolic syndrome, including gout, obesity and atherosclerosis. However, how high uric acid (HUA) exposure affects monocyte/macrophage function remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanism of HUA exposure in monocytes/macrophages and its impact on oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-induced foam-cell formation in a human monocytic cell line, THP-1...
November 25, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889747/alisol-a-24-acetate-prevents-hepatic-steatosis-and-metabolic-disorders-in-hepg2-cells
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Lu Zeng, WaiJiao Tang, JinJin Yin, LiJuan Feng, Yabing Li, Xiaorui Yao, BenJie Zhou
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely associated with metabolic disorders including hepatic lipid accumulation and inflammation. Alisol A 24-acetate, a triterpene from Alismatis rhizome, has multiple biologic activities such as hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic. Thus we hypothesized that Alisol A 24 -acetate would have effect on NAFLD. The present study was conducted to investigate the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of Alisol A 24-acetate against hepatic steatosis in a free fatty acids (FFAs) induced NAFLD cell model...
November 25, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881463/sestrin-3-modulation-is-essential-for-therapeutic-efficacy-of-cucurbitacin-b-in-lung-cancer-cells
#11
Naghma Khan, Farah Jajeh, Mohammad Imran Khan, Eiman Mukhtar, Sameh M Shabana, Hasan Mukhtar
Many purified compounds from dietary sources have been investigated for their anticancer activities. The main issue with most agents is their effectiveness at high doses which generally could not be delivered to humans through dietary consumption. Here, we observed that cucurbitacin B, a tetracyclic triterpenoid present in pumpkins, gourds and squashes, exhibits antiproliferative effects on human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells at nanomolar concentrations. Treatment with cucurbitacin B (0.2-0.6 μM; 24 h) was found to result in decrease in the viability of EGFR-wild type (A549 and H1792) and EGFR-mutant lung cancer cells (H1650 and H1975) and reduction in cell-colonies but had only minimal effect on normal human bronchial epithelial cells...
November 23, 2016: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873458/resveratrol-enhances-brown-adipocyte-formation-and-function-by-activating-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-%C3%AE-1-in-mice-fed-high-fat-diet
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Songbo Wang, Xingwei Liang, Qiyuan Yang, Xing Fu, Meijun Zhu, B D Rodgers, Qingyan Jiang, Michael V Dodson, Min Du
SCOPE: Enhancing the formation and function of brown adipose tissue (BAT) increases thermogenesis and hence reduces obesity. Thus, we investigate the effects of resveratrol (Resv) on brown adipocyte formation and function in mouse interscapular BAT (iBAT). METHODS AND RESULTS: CD1 mice and stromal vascular cells (SVCs) isolated from iBAT were treated with Resv. Expression of brown adipogenic and thermogenic markers, and involvement of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)α1 were assessed...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869201/cardioprotection-by-combination-of-three-compounds-from-shengmai-preparations-in-mice-with-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-ampk-activation-mediated-mitochondrial-fission
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Fang Li, Xiaoxue Fan, Yu Zhang, Lizhi Pang, Xiaonan Ma, Meijia Song, Junping Kou, Boyang Yu
GRS is a drug combination of three active components including ginsenoside Rb1, ruscogenin and schisandrin. It derived from the well-known TCM formula ShengMai preparations, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in clinic. The present study explores the cardioprotective effects of GRS on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury compared with ShengMai preparations and investigates the underlying mechanisms. GRS treatment significantly attenuated MI/R injury and exhibited similar efficacy as Shengmai preparations, as evidenced by decreased myocardium infarct size, ameliorated histological features, the decrease of LDH production and improved cardiac function, and also produced a significant decrease of apoptotic index...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864418/ampk-ulk1-mediated-autophagy-confers-resistance-to-bet-inhibitor-jq1-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
#14
Ji Eun Jang, Ju In Eom, Hoi Kyung Jeung, June-Won Cheong, Jung Yeon Lee, Jin Seok Kim, Yoo Hong Min
PURPOSE: Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitors are promising epigenetic agents for the treatment of various subsets of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the resistance of leukemia stem cells (LSCs) to BET inhibitors remains a major challenge. In this study, we evaluated the mechanisms underlying LSC resistance to the BET inhibitor JQ1. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We evaluated the levels of apoptosis and autophagy induced by JQ1 in LSC-like leukemia cell lines and primary CD34(+)CD38(-) leukemic blasts obtained from AML cases with normal karyotype without recurrent mutations...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863940/acute-fluoride-poisoning-alters-myocardial-cytoskeletal-and-ampk-signaling-proteins-in-rats
#15
Lakshmikanthan Panneerselvam, Azhwar Raghunath, Ekambaram Perumal
BACKGROUND: Our previous findings revealed that increased oxidative stress, apoptosis and necrosis were implicated in acute fluoride (F(-)) induced cardiac dysfunction apart from hypocalcemia and hyperkalemia. Cardiac intermediate filaments (desmin and vimentin) and cytoskeleton linker molecule vinculin plays an imperative role in maintaining the architecture of cardiac cytoskeleton. In addition, AMPK is a stress activated kinase that regulates the energy homeostasis during stressed state...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856287/the-inhibition-of-spinal-synaptic-plasticity-mediated-by-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-alleviates-the-acute-pain-induced-by-oxaliplatin
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Yun-Zhi Ling, Zhen-Yu Li, Han-Dong Ou-Yang, Chao Ma, Shao-Ling Wu, Jia-You Wei, Huan-Huan Ding, Xiao-Long Zhang, Meng Liu, Cui-Cui Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Wen-Jun Xin
Our recent findings demonstrated that oxaliplatin entering CNS may directly induce spinal central sensitization, and contribute to the rapid development of CNS-related side effects including acute pain during chemotherapy. However, the mechanism is largely unclear. In the current study, we found that the amplitude of C-fiber-evoked field potentials was significantly increased and the expression of phosphorylated mammalian AMP-activated protein kinase α (AMPKα) was markedly decreased following high frequency stimulation (HFS) or single intraperitoneal injection of oxaliplatin (4mg/kg)...
November 14, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847321/aicar-activates-er-stress-dependent-apoptosis-in-gallbladder-cancer-cells
#17
Jifeng Nie, Aidong Liu, Qunya Tan, Kai Zhao, Kui Hu, Yong Li, Bin Yan, Lin Zhou
AICAR (5-Aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide riboside or acadesine) is an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) agonist, its activity in human gallbladder cancer cells was evaluated here. We show that AICAR provoked significant apoptosis in human gallbladder cancer cell lines (Mz-ChA-1, QBC939 and GBC-SD) and primary gallbladder cancer cells. AICAR-induced cytotoxicity in gallbladder cancer cells appears independent of AMPK activation. Inhibition of AMPK, via AMPKα shRNA knockdown or dominant negative mutation (T172A), failed to rescue GBC-SD cells from AICAR...
November 12, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834848/berberine-alleviates-olanzapine-induced-adipogenesis-via-the-ampk%C3%AE-srebp-pathway-in-3t3-l1-cells
#18
Yanjie Li, Xiaomin Zhao, Xiyu Feng, Xuemei Liu, Chao Deng, Chang-Hua Hu
The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effects of berberine (BBR) on olanzapine (OLZ)-induced adipogenesis in a well-replicated 3T3-L1 cell model. Oil-Red-O (ORO) staining showed that BBR significantly decreased OLZ-induced adipogenesis. Co-treatment with OLZ and BBR decreased the accumulation of triglyceride (TG) and total cholesterol (TC) by 55.58% ± 3.65% and 49.84% ± 8.31%, respectively, in 3T3-L1 adipocytes accompanied by reduced expression of Sterol regulatory element binding proteins 1 (SREBP1), fatty acid synthase (FAS), peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPARγ), SREBP2, low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGR) genes compared with OLZ alone...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834291/sex-differences-in-the-metabolic-dysfunction-and-insulin-resistance-of-skeletal-muscle-glucose-transport-following-high-fructose-ingestion
#19
Yupaporn Rattanavichit, Natsasi Chukijrungroat, Vitoon Saengsirisuwan
The role of high fructose ingestion (HFI) in the development of conditions mimicking human metabolic syndrome has mostly been demonstrated in male animals; however, the extent of HFI-induced metabolic alterations in females remains unclear. The present study investigated whether HFI-induced metabolic perturbations differ between sexes and whether HFI aggravates the metabolic disturbances under ovarian hormone deprivation. Male, female and ovariectomized (OVX) Sprague-Dawley rats were given either water or liquid fructose (10% w/v) for 6 weeks...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834140/hypoxic-exercise-training-promotes-apelin-apj-expression-in-skeletal-muscles-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#20
Weixiu Ji, Lijing Gong, Jianxiong Wang, Hui He, Ying Zhang
Apelin, an endogenous ligand of the G-protein-coupled receptor APJ, is a novel myokine and may play a key role in regulating energy metabolism. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of hypoxic exposure, exercise, and hypoxic exercise training on the expression of apelin and APJ in skeletal muscle of obese mice. 60 two-month old C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into two groups: 10 in normal diet group (N) and 50 in the high fat diet (HFD) groups. After two months of feeding, the HFD mice whose body weight 20% higher than the average weight of N group were selected as obese mice and were further allocated into four groups: Control (C), Exercise (E), Hypoxia (H), and Exercise plus Hypoxia (E+H), at 8-9 mice/group...
November 11, 2016: Protein and Peptide Letters
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