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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343145/effects-of-tiletamine-on-the-adenosine-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway-in-the-rat-central-nervous-system
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Li-Xue Su, Xing-Xing Shi, Peng Yang, Hao Chen, Xin Li, Hong-Gang Fan, Hong-Bin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The dissociative anesthetic tiletamine, which acts on the central nervous system (CNS), is widely used in veterinary medicine and animal experiments. Recent studies indicate that adenosine 5'-monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) plays a key role in the analgesic action of tiletamine. In the present study, the effects of tiletamine on the AMPK signaling pathway in rats were investigated. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intraperitoneally with tiletamine and executed at 10, 20, 40 and 60min post injection...
March 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330809/piperine-attenuates-pathological-cardiac-fibrosis-via-ppar-%C3%AE-akt-pathways
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Zhen-Guo Ma, Yu-Pei Yuan, Xin Zhang, Si-Chi Xu, Sha-Sha Wang, Qi-Zhu Tang
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and AMP-activated protein kinase α (AMPKα) play critical roles in the process of cardiac hypertrophy. Previous studies have demonstrated that piperine activates AMPKα and reduces the phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). However, the effect of piperine on cardiac hypertrophy remains completely unknown. Here, we show that piperine-treated mice had similar hypertrophic responses as mice treated with vehicle but exhibited significantly attenuated cardiac fibrosis after pressure overload or isoprenaline (ISO) injection...
March 14, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319810/inhibitors-of-glut-slc2a-enhance-the-action-of-bcnu-and-temozolomide-against-high-grade-gliomas
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Alberto Azzalin, Giulia Nato, Elena Parmigiani, Francesca Garello, Annalisa Buffo, Lorenzo Magrassi
Glucose transport across glioblastoma membranes plays a crucial role in maintaining the enhanced glycolysis typical of high-grade gliomas and glioblastoma. We tested the ability of two inhibitors of the glucose transporters GLUT/SLC2A superfamily, indinavir (IDV) and ritonavir (RTV), and of one inhibitor of the Na/glucose antiporter type 2 (SGLT2/SLC5A2) superfamily, phlorizin (PHZ), in decreasing glucose consumption and cell proliferation of human and murine glioblastoma cells. We found in vitro that RTV, active on at least three different GLUT/SLC2A transporters, was more effective than IDV, a specific inhibitor of GLUT4/SLC2A4, both in decreasing glucose consumption and lactate production and in inhibiting growth of U87MG and Hu197 human glioblastoma cell lines and primary cultures of human glioblastoma...
March 17, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290601/ict1-knockdown-inhibits-breast-cancer-cell-growth-via-induction-of-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis
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Chen Wang, Chenlu Liang, Weiliang Feng, Xianghou Xia, Feng Chen, Enqi Qiao, Xiping Zhang, Daobao Chen, Zhiqiang Ling, Hongjian Yang
The protein encoded by immature colon carcinoma transcript 1 (ICT1) is a component of the human mitochondrial ribosome, and is reported to be implicated in cell proliferation, viability and apoptosis of HeLa cells. This study was conducted to investigate the role of ICT1 in human breast cancer. Oncomine database was used to investigate ICT1 expression in human breast cancer tissues compared to normal tissues. The results showed that ICT1 was highly overexpressed in various human breast cancer subtypes. Then short hairpin RNA (shRNA)-mediated knockdown of ICT1 was performed in human breast cancer ZR-75-30 and T-47D cells...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290152/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-isoform-b-stimulates-neurovascular-repair-after-ischemic-stroke-by-promoting-the-function-of-pericytes-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1
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Noëmie Jean LeBlanc, Revathy Guruswamy, Ayman ElAli
Ischemic stroke triggers endogenous angiogenic mechanisms, which correlates with longer survival in patients. As such, promoting angiogenesis appears to be a promising approach. Experimental studies investigated mostly the potent angiogenic factor vascular endothelial growth factor isoform-A (VEGF-A). However, VEGF-A increases the risk of destabilizing the brain microvasculature, thus hindering the translation of its usage in clinics. An attractive alternative VEGF isoform-B (VEGF-B) was recently reported to act as a survival factor rather than a potent angiogenic factor...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287130/a-high-concentrate-diet-induced-milk-fat-decline-via-glucagon-mediated-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-dairy-cows
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Lin Li, Yang Cao, Zhenglu Xie, Yuanshu Zhang
Dairy cows are often fed a high-concentrate (HC) diet to meet lactation demands; however, long-term concentrate feeding is unhealthy and decreases milk fat. Therefore, we investigated the effects of liver lipid metabolism on milk fat synthesis. Ten lactating Holstein cows were assigned randomly into HC and LC (low-concentrate) diet groups. After 20 weeks of feeding, milk fat declined, and lipopolysaccharide levels in the jugular, portal, and hepatic veins increased in the HC group. Liver consumption and release of nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) into the bloodstream also decreased...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276453/igf-1-potentiates-sensory-innervation-signalling-by-modulating-the-mitochondrial-fission-fusion-balance
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Yuan Ding, Jianmin Li, Zhen Liu, Huaxiang Liu, Hao Li, Zhenzhong Li
Restoring the contractile function of long-term denervated skeletal muscle (SKM) cells is difficult due to the long period of denervation, which causes a loss of contractility. Although sensory innervation is considered a promising protective approach, its effect is still restricted. In this study, we introduced insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) as an efficient protective agent and observed that IGF-1 potentiated the effects of sensory protection by preventing denervated muscle atrophy and improving the condition of denervated muscle cells in vivo and in vitro...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263818/glucocorticoids-induced-high-fat-diet-preference-via-activating-hypothalamic-ampk-signaling-in-chicks
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Lei Liu, Xiaojuan Wang, Hongchao Jiao, Hai Lin
Glucocorticoids (GCs) stimulate appetite, contributing to enhanced fat deposition. Our present study was conducted to determine whether GCs could evoke an appetite specifically for fat-rich diets in chicks. Chicks were subjected to a subcutaneous injection of corticosterone (CORT, 2 mg/kg body weight/day) or corn oil (control), and food preference was tested. The results showed that CORT-chicks consumed more high-fat diet (HFD) compared with controls. In HFD-fed chicks, hypothalamic phosphorylated AMP-activated protein kinase α (AMPKα) and neuropeptide Y (NPY) mRNA levels were increased by CORT treatment...
March 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258411/ctrp3-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-cell-death-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats
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Zhen-Guo Ma, Yu-Pei Yuan, Si-Chi Xu, Wen-Ying Wei, Chun-Ru Xu, Xin Zhang, Qing-Qing Wu, Hai-Han Liao, Jian Ni, Qi-Zhu Tang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Oxidative stress, inflammation and cell death are closely involved in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). C1q/tumour necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) has anti-inflammatory properties but its role in DCM remains largely unknown. The aims of this study were to determine whether CTRP3 could attenuate DCM and to clarify the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Streptozotocin (STZ) was injected intraperitoneally to induce diabetes in Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 3, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253220/fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-protein-attenuates-lipid-accumulation-in-macrophage-foam-cells-and-alleviates-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Chunfen Mo, Ming Yang, Xiaojuan Han, Junhong Li, Guangping Gao, Haoran Tai, Ning Huang, Hengyi Xiao
OBJECTIVE: Genome-wide association studies have linked variants of fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) to obesity. However, the molecular function of FTO remains unclear. In this study, we sought to investigate the potential effects of FTO in modulating cholesterol deposition in macrophage foam cells, as well as whether FTO exerts antiatherosclerotic properties in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. METHOD AND RESULTS: We transfected RAW264.7 cells with plasmids encoding a wild-type or mutant FTO gene (I367F)...
April 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225087/ampk-deficiency-in-chondrocytes-accelerated-the-progression-of-instability-induced-and-ageing-associated-osteoarthritis-in-adult-mice
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Sheng Zhou, Wanli Lu, Liang Chen, Qiting Ge, Dongyang Chen, Zhihong Xu, Dongquan Shi, Jin Dai, Jianxin Li, Huangxian Ju, Yi Cao, Jinzhong Qin, Shuai Chen, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints that is associated with both joint injury and ageing. Here, we investigated the role of the energy sensor AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in maintaining a healthy state of articular cartilage and in OA development. Using cartilage-specific, tamoxifen-inducible AMPKα1 conditional knockout (AMPKα1 cKO), AMPKα2 conditional knockout (AMPKα2 cKO) and AMPKα1α2 conditional double knockout (AMPKα cDKO) mice, we found that compared with wild-type (WT) littermates, mutant mice displayed accelerated severity of surgically induced OA, especially AMPKα cDKO mice...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214826/emodin-increases-expression-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-through-activation-of-mek-erk-ampk%C3%AE-and-interaction-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-sp1-in-lung-cancer
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Qing Tang, JingJing Wu, Fang Zheng, Swei Sunny Hann, YuQing Chen
BACKGROUND: Emodin has anti-neoplastic activities on multiple tumors. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect still remain to be fully understood. METHODS: Cell viability and cell cycle distribution were measured using 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assays and flow cytometry, respectively. Cell invasion and migration were examined by transwell invasion and wound healing assays. Western blot analysis was performed to examine the phosphorylation and protein expression of AMP-activated protein kinase alpha (AMPKα), extracellular signaling-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding protein 1 (IGFBP1) and the transcription factor Sp1...
January 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146421/the-hdac-inhibitor-ar42-interacts-with-pazopanib-to-kill-trametinib-dabrafenib-resistant-melanoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Cindy Sander, John Lee, John M Kirkwood, Andrew Poklepovic, Paul Dent
Studies focused on the killing of activated B-RAF melanoma cells by the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor AR42. Compared to other tumor cell lines, PDX melanoma isolates were significantly more sensitive to AR42-induced killing. AR42 and the multi-kinase inhibitor pazopanib interacted to activate: an eIF2α-Beclin1 pathway causing autophagosome formation; an eIF2α-DR4/DR5/CD95 pathway; and an eIF2α-dependent reduction in the expression of c-FLIP-s, MCL-1 and BCL-XL. AR42 did not alter basal chaperone activity but increased the ability of pazopanib to inhibit HSP90, HSP70 and GRP78...
January 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129682/metformin-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-through-suppressing-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling
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Haleh Vaez, Moslem Najafi, Negisa Seyed Toutounchi, Jaleh Barar, Abolfazl Barzegari, Alireza Garjani
Signaling AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an energy sensing enzyme, has been implicated in controlling inflammation. In this study we investigated whether activation of AMPK by metformin could protect the lung from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute injury by inhibitingng TLR4 pathway. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 3 groups (n=6): control group received normal saline (0.5 mL), LPS group received LPS (0.5 mg/kg), and metformin-treated group received LPS and metformin (100 mg/kg). Nine hours later nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), phosphorylated, and non-phosphorylated AMPK using western blot, and the rate of TLR4 mRNA expression using real-time PCR were assessed in the lung tissue...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125642/gdm-induced-macrosomia-is-reversed-by-cav-1-via-ampk-mediated-fatty-acid-transport-and-glut1-mediated-glucose-transport-in-placenta
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Guo Yao, Yafang Zhang, Di Wang, Ruirui Yang, Hui Sang, Linlin Han, Yuexia Zhu, Yanyan Lu, Yeke Tan, Zhanping Shang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if the role of Cav-1 in GDM-induced macrosomia is through regulating AMPK signaling pathway in placenta. METHODS: We used diagnostic criteria of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and macrosomia to separate and compare placental protein and mRNA levels from GDM with macrosomia group (GDMM), GDM with normal birth weight group (GDMN) and normal glucose tolerance (NGT) with normal birth weight group (CON). Western blotting was performed to examine differentially expressed proteins of caveolin-1 (Cav-1) and Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway related proteins, including phosphorylated-AMPKα(Thr172), AMPKα, phosphorylated-Acetyl-CoA carboxylase(Ser79) (p-ACC(Ser79)), ACC and glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) in placenta between the three groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123944/celastrol-ameliorates-liver-metabolic-damage-caused-by-a-high-fat-diet-through-sirt1
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Yinliang Zhang, Chao Geng, Xiaoyan Liu, Meixia Li, Mingyue Gao, Xiaojun Liu, Fude Fang, Yongsheng Chang
OBJECTIVE: Celastrol was recently identified as a potential novel treatment for obesity. However, the effect of Celastrol on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains elusive. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of Celastrol in NAFLD. METHODS: Functional studies were performed using wild-type C57BL/6J (WT) mice and liver specific Sirt1-deficient (LKO) mice. The molecular mechanism was explored in primary mouse liver and primary hepatocytes. RESULTS: When WT mice receiving a high-fat diet (HFD) were treated with Celastrol, reductions in body weight, subcutaneous and visceral fat content, and liver lipid droplet formation were observed, along with reduced hepatic intracellular triglyceride and serum triglyceride, free fatty acid, and ALT concentrations...
January 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119079/deltamethrin-increases-the-fat-accumulation-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
Peiyi Shen, Tsung-Hsiu Hsieh, Yiren Yue, Quancai Sun, John M Clark, Yeonhwa Park
Research has shown that permethrin, a Type-I pyrethroid, increases triglyceride (fat) accumulation in adipocytes. Little is known, however, about any similar effect of deltamethrin, a Type-II pyrethroid, which produces a distinct syndrome of poisoning in mammals compared with permethrin. This study was therefore aimed to explore the role of deltamethrin on fat accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and Caenorhabditis elegans. Deltamethrin (10 μM) significantly increased the fat accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and wild type C...
March 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118076/targeting-ampk-ulk1-mediated-autophagy-for-combating-bet-inhibitor-resistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
#18
Ji Eun Jang, Ju-In Eom, Hoi-Kyung Jeung, June-Won Cheong, Jung Yeon Lee, Jin Seok Kim, Yoo Hong Min
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. We evaluated the levels of apoptosis and macroautophagy/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...
January 24, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104351/the-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-sew2871-reduces-tau-ser262-phosphorylation-in-rat-hippocampal-slices
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Frédéric St-Cyr Giguère, Suzanne Attiori Essis, Laure Chagniel, Marc Germain, Michel Cyr, Guy Massicotte
Recent studies indicate that Tau phosphorylation can be modulated by the compound FTY720-P, a global sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) agonist. The present work compared the effects of more selective S1PR agonists on Tau properties, using rat hippocampal slices as model system. Whereas Tau phosphorylation was not modified by the S1PR3 agonist CYM5541, Tau-Ser262 phosphorylation was significantly decreased by treatment with the S1PR1 agonist SEW2871. This effect appears to be quite restricted, as no changes in phosphorylation were elicited by the agonist on Tau-Ser199/202, Tau-Ser396 and Tau-Ser404 residues...
January 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098516/germacrone-attenuates-hyperlipidemia-and-improves-lipid-metabolism-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-c57bl-6j-mice
#20
Yuan-Ri Guo, Se-Young Choung
We previously showed that Aster spathulifolius Maxim extract (ASE) reduced body weight gain and serum and liver lipid levels and significantly suppressed serum insulin and leptin concentrations in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. Germacrone (GM) was identified as a potent bioactive constituent of ASE. In this study, we hypothesized that GM can attenuate hyperlipidemia by alleviating fatty acid (FA) synthesis/uptake and improve lipid metabolism by stimulating FA β-oxidation in HFD-induced obese C57BL/6J mice...
January 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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