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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546220/activation-of-adiponectin-receptor-regulates-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-expression-and-inhibits-lesions-in-apoe-deficient-mice
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Lei Sun, Xiaoxiao Yang, Qi Li, Peng Zeng, Ying Liu, Lipei Liu, Yuanli Chen, Miao Yu, Chuanrui Ma, Xiaoju Li, Yan Li, Rongxin Zhang, Yan Zhu, Qing Robert Miao, Jihong Han, Yajun Duan
OBJECTIVE: The reduced adiponectin levels are associated with atherosclerosis. Adiponectin exerts its functions by activating adiponectin receptor (AdipoR). Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) degrades LDLR protein (low-density lipoprotein receptor) to increase serum LDL-cholesterol levels. PCSK9 expression can be regulated by PPARγ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ) or SREBP2 (sterol regulatory element-binding protein 2). The effects of AdipoR agonists on PCSK9 and LDLR expression, serum lipid profiles, and atherosclerosis remain unknown...
May 25, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532828/expression-of-apelin-and-apelin-receptor-apj-in-porcine-ovarian-follicles-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-effect-of-apelin-on-steroidogenesis-and-proliferation-through-apj-activation-and-different-signaling-pathways
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A Rak, E Drwal, Ch Rame, K Knapczyk-Stwora, M Słomczyńska, J Dupont, E L Gregoraszczuk
Apelin was thought to be an adipocyte-specific hormone, but recent studies indicate a link between apelin and female reproductive function. Using real-time PCR, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry and ELISA, we demonstrated expression of apelin and its receptor (APJ) in ovarian follicles of different sizes from mature pigs. Apelin concentration in the follicular fluid, and expression of both apelin and APJ, increased with follicular growth; greatest values were found in large follicles. Immunohistochemistry revealed the positive staining for apelin and APJ in membranes of granulosa, than theca cells...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515080/effect-of-resistance-exercise-under-conditions-of-reduced-blood-insulin-on-ampk%C3%AE-ser485-491-inhibitory-phosphorylation-and-ampk-pathway-activation
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Kohei Kido, Takumi Yokokawa, Satoru Ato, Koji Sato, Satoshi Fujita
Insulin stimulates skeletal muscle glucose uptake via activation of the protein kinase B/Akt (Akt) pathway. Recent studies suggest that insulin down-regulates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity via Ser485/491 phosphorylation of the AMPK α-subunit. Thus, lower blood insulin concentrations may induce AMPK signal activation. Acute exercise is one method to stimulate AMPK activation; however, no study has examined the relationship between blood insulin levels and acute resistance exercise-induced AMPK pathway activation...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502303/-effect-of-metformin-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-rat-prolactinoma-mmq-cells-and-related-mechanisms
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Kai Jin, Lunliang Ruan, Jiujun Pu, Ailing Zhong, Fuchao Wang, Song Tan, Hua Huang, Jiamin Mou, Gang Yang
Objective To investigate the effect of metformin on the cell proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis of rat prolactinoma MMQ cells in vitro and related molecular mechanisms. Methods The MMQ cells were treated with 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 20 mmol/L metformin for 48 hours. CCK-8 assay was used to assess the cell proliferation ability; flow cytometry was used to analyze the cell cycle distribution and apoptosis; Western blotting was performed to detect the expressions of AMPKα1/2, p-AMPKα, mTOR, p-mTOR, insulin like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), ERK1/2, p-ERK1/2, AKT, p-AKT, P21, CDK4, cyclin D1, caspase-3, cleaved caspase-3(c-caspase-3), Bcl-2 and BAX...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496133/folate-metabolism-regulates-oligodendrocyte-survival-and-differentiation-by-modulating-ampk%C3%AE-activity
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Qinjie Weng, Jiajia Wang, Jiaying Wang, Biqin Tan, Jing Wang, Haibo Wang, Tao Zheng, Q Richard Lu, Bo Yang, Qiaojun He
Folate, an essential micronutrient, is a critical cofactor in one-carbon metabolism for many cellular pathways including DNA synthesis, metabolism and maintenance. Folate deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of neurological disease, cancer and cognitive dysfunction. Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is a key enzyme to regulate folate metabolism, however folate/DHFR activity in oligodendrocyte development has not been fully understood. Here we show that folate enhances oligodendrocyte maturation both in vitro and in vivo, which is accompanied with upregulation of oligodendrocyte-specific DHFR expression...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494245/global-reprogramming-of-host-kinase-signaling-in-response-to-fungal-infection
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Aseem Pandey, Sheng Li Ding, Qing-Ming Qin, Rahul Gupta, Gabriel Gomez, Furong Lin, Xuehuan Feng, Luciana Fachini da Costa, Sankar P Chaki, Madhu Katepalli, Elizabeth D Case, Erin J van Schaik, Tabasum Sidiq, Omar Khalaf, Angela Arenas, Koichi S Kobayashi, James E Samuel, Gonzalo M Rivera, Robert C Alaniz, Sing-Hoi Sze, Xiaoning Qian, William J Brown, Allison Rice-Ficht, William K Russell, Thomas A Ficht, Paul de Figueiredo
Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) is a deadly fungal pathogen whose intracellular lifestyle is important for virulence. Host mechanisms controlling fungal phagocytosis and replication remain obscure. Here, we perform a global phosphoproteomic analysis of the host response to Cryptococcus infection. Our analysis reveals numerous and diverse host proteins that are differentially phosphorylated following fungal ingestion by macrophages, thereby indicating global reprogramming of host kinase signaling. Notably, phagocytosis of the pathogen activates the host autophagy initiation complex (AIC) and the upstream regulatory components LKB1 and AMPKα, which regulate autophagy induction through their kinase activities...
May 10, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483572/early-energy-metabolism-related-molecular-events-in-skeletal-muscle-of-diabetic-rats-the-effects-of-l-arginine-and-sod-mimic
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Ana Stancic, Milos Filipovic, Ivana Ivanovic-Burmazovic, Sava Masovic, Aleksandra Jankovic, Vesna Otasevic, Aleksandra Korac, Biljana Buzadzic, Bato Korac
Considering the vital role of skeletal muscle in control of whole-body metabolism and the severity of long-term diabetic complications, we aimed to reveal the molecular pattern of early diabetes-related skeletal muscle phenotype in terms of energy metabolism, focusing on regulatory mechanisms, and the possibility to improve it using two redox modulators, l-arginine and superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimic. Alloxan-induced diabetic rats (120 mg/kg) were treated with l-arginine or the highly specific SOD mimic, M40403, for 7 days...
May 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459610/3-3-diindolylmethane-suppresses-adipogenesis-using-ampk%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Jihye Lee, Yiren Yue, Yeonhwa Park, Seong-Ho Lee
3,3'-diindolylmethane is a major in vivo metabolite of indole-3-carbinol, a bioactive compound found in cruciferous vegetables. Although 3,3'-diindolylmethane has been implicated to possess antitumorigenic and anti-inflammatory properties, the effect of 3,3'-diindolylmethane on adipogenesis has not been explored previously. Thus, the present study was conducted to determine if 3,3'-diindolylmethane affects adipogenesis using 3T3-L1 adipocytes and Caenorhabditis elegans. Treatment of 3,3'-diindolylmethane significantly reduced fat accumulation without affecting viability in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449683/inhibition-of-nampt-aggravates-high-fat-diet-induced-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice-through-regulating-sirt1-ampk%C3%AE-srebp1-signaling-pathway
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Ling-Fang Wang, Xiao-Nv Wang, Cong-Cong Huang, Long Hu, Yun-Fei Xiao, Xiao-Hui Guan, Yi-Song Qian, Ke-Yu Deng, Hong-Bo Xin
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common liver diseases in the world and is a typical hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome which is characterized with lipid accumulation in liver. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) has been recently identified as an enzyme involved in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)) biosynthesis and plays an important role in cellular metabolism in variety of organs in mammals. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of NAMPT on high fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis...
April 27, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445531/antagomir-451-inhibits-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-ogd-induced-huvec-necrosis-via-activating-ampk-signaling
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Xi Yang, Xiao-Qing He, Guo-Dong Li, Yong-Qing Xu
Oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD) application in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) mimics ischemic injuries. AntagomiR-451, the miroRNA-451 ("miR-451") inhibitor, could activate pro-survival AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling. In the current study, we showed that forced-expression of antagomiR-451 depleted miRNA-451 and significantly attenuated OGD-induced necrosis of HUVECs. Activation of AMPK was required for antagomiR-451-mediated pro-survival actions. AMPK inhibition, by AMPKα shRNA or dominant negative mutation, almost completely abolishedantagomiR-451-mediated HUVEC protection again OGD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440424/therapeutic-potential-of-the-antidiabetic-drug-metformin-in-small-bowel-adenocarcinoma
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Taiga Chiyo, Kiyohito Kato, Hisakazu Iwama, Shintaro Fujihara, Koji Fujita, Tomoko Tadokoro, Kyoko Ohura, Eri Samukawa, Yoshimi Yamana, Nobuya Kobayashi, Tae Matsunaga, Noriko Nishiyama, Maki Ayaki, Tatsuo Yachida, Asahiro Morishita, Hideki Kobara, Hirohito Mori, Tsutomu Masaki
Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBAC) accounts for 3% of all gastrointestinal tract tumors and approximately 0.5% of all cancer cases. Recent studies have indicated that the use of metformin, one of the most commonly prescribed antidiabetic drugs, is associated with a better prognosis for certain malignant diseases. However, there have been no reports on the effect of metformin in SBAC. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of metformin on human SBAC cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo and identified the microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with its antitumor effects...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423719/ampk%C3%AE-phosphatase-ppm1e-upregulation-in-human-gastric-cancer-is-required-for-cell-proliferation
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Min-Bin Chen, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Li-Bo Cheng, Jian-Wei Lu, Ping Zeng, Pei-Hua Lu
Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a valuable anti-cancer strategy. In the current study, we tested expression and potential function of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase phosphatase (Ppm1E), an AMPKα phosphatase, in human gastric cancers. Ppm1E expression was elevated in human gastric cancer tissues (vs. normal tissues), which was correlated with AMPK (p-AMPKα, Thr-172) dephosphorylation and mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) activation. Ppm1E upregulation, AMPK inhibition and mTORC1 activation were also observed in human gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, HGC-27, and SNU601)...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413519/amp-activated-protein-kinase-mediates-the-effects-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-on-endothelial-dysfunction-in-atherosclerosis
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Li Yang, Hong-Liang Cong, Shu-Feng Wang, Ting Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) on endothelial dysfunction in an in vitro cell model of atherosclerosis, and to determine whether AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediates the effects of Lp-PLA2 on endothelial dysfunction. A total of 392 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), including various sub-conditions, were recruited, and the plasma concentrations of Lp-PLA2 were evaluated. In addition, an in vitro model of atherosclerosis was established by exposing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410530/metformin-attenuated-endotoxin-induced-acute-myocarditis-via-activating-ampk
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Gang Liu, Kejia Wu, Li Zhang, Jie Dai, Wei Huang, Ling Lin, Pu Ge, Fuling Luo, Han Lei
Metformin is a widely used anti-diabetic drug and increasing evidence suggests that metformin have profound cardioprotective effects under both diabetic and non-diabetic situations. The protective benefits of metformin have been proved in diabetic patients with cardiovascular complications and in experimental animals with myocardial infarction and cardiac hypertrophy. In the present study, we found that treatment with metformin inhibited the cardiac expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in endotoxin-challenged mice...
April 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398674/melatonin-protects-cardiac-microvasculature-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-suppression-of-mitochondrial-fission-vdac1-hk2-mptp-mitophagy-axis
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Hao Zhou, Ying Zhang, Shunying Hu, Chen Shi, Pingjun Zhu, Qiang Ma, Qinhua Jin, Feng Cao, Feng Tian, Yundai Chen
The cardiac microvascular system, which is primarily composed of monolayer endothelial cells, is the site of blood supply and nutrient exchange to cardiomyocytes. However, microvascular ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) following percutaneous coronary intervention is a woefully neglected topic and few strategies are available to reverse such pathologies. Here, we studied the effects of melatonin on microcirculation IRI and elucidated the underlying mechanism. Melatonin markedly reduced infarcted area, improved cardiac function, restored blood flow and lower microcirculation perfusion defects...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395173/particular-phosphorylation-of-pi3k-akt-on-thr308-via-pdk-1-and-pten-mediates-melatonin-s-neuroprotective-activity-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
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Ulkan Kilic, Ahmet Burak Caglayan, Mustafa Caglar Beker, Mehmet Yalcin Gunal, Berrak Caglayan, Esra Yalcin, Taha Kelestemur, Reyhan Zeynep Gundogdu, Burak Yulug, Bayram Yılmaz, Bilal Ersen Kerman, Ertugrul Kilic
Apart from its potent antioxidant property, recent studies have revealed that melatonin promotes PI3K/Akt phosphorylation following focal cerebral ischemia (FCI) in mice. However, it is not clear (i) whether increased PI3K/Akt phosphorylation is a concomitant event or it directly contributes to melatonin's neuroprotective effect, and (ii) how melatonin regulates PI3K/Akt signaling pathway after FCI. In this study, we showed that Akt was intensively phosphorylated at the Thr308 activation loop as compared with Ser473 by melatonin after FCI...
April 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383996/nfe2l2-nrf2-activity-is-linked-to-mitochondria-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-in-cancers-through-mir-181c-mitochondria-encoded-cytochrome-c-oxidase-regulation
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Kyeong-Ah Jung, Sujin Lee, Mi-Kyoung Kwak
AIMS: The nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NFE2L2; NFE2L2/NRF2) pathway contributes to the environmental resistance of cancers by enhancing the antioxidant capacity. Here, we explored the potential connection between NFE2L2/NRF2 and mitochondrial function in cancers. RESULTS: Global miRNA expression analysis of HT29 and HCT116 human colon cancer cells identified that NFE2L2/NRF2 silencing upregulated miR-181c through nuclear factor-κB signaling, and this increase was associated with the reduction in mitochondria-encoded cytochrome c oxidase subunit-1 (MT-CO1), a catalytic core subunit of the complex IV of the electron transport chain (ETC)...
April 6, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379184/the-effect-of-phloroglucinol-a-component-of-ecklonia-cava-extract-on-hepatic-glucose-production
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Ji-Young Yoon, Hojung Choi, Hee-Sook Jun
Phloroglucinol is a phenolic compound that is one of the major compounds in Ecklonia cava (brown alga). It has many pharmacological activities, but its anti-diabetic effect is not yet fully explored. In this study, we investigated the effect of phloroglucinol on the control of blood glucose levels and the regulation of hepatic glucose production. Phloroglucinol significantly improved glucose tolerance in male C57BL/6J mice fed a high fat diet (HFD) and inhibited glucose production in mouse primary hepatocytes...
April 5, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367103/novel-approaches-to-vitiligo-treatment-via-modulation-of-mtor-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-human-skin-melanocytes
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Jerry Wan, Fuquan Lin, Wei Zhang, Aie Xu, Joseph DeGiorgis, Hongguang Lu, Yinsheng Wan
Vitiligo is a skin depigmentation disorder with an increasing prevalence. Among recognized mechanisms is the oxidative stress that affects melanocytes which are responsible for skin pigmentation. Studies have shown that high concentration of hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, induces apoptotic activities. Few studies have been done with lower doses of H2O2. Using human skin melanocytes, we investigated the effect of moderate concentration of H2O2 on melanocyte dendrites. Confocal data show that H2O2 at 250 µM induces loss of dendrites, as indicated by cytoskeletal proteins...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357323/the-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-ubc1-indirectly-regulates-snf1-kinase-activity-via-forkhead-dependent-transcription
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Rubin Jiao, Liubov Lobanova, Amanda Waldner, Anthony Fu, Linda Xiao, Troy A Harkness, Terra G Arnason
The SNF1 kinase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an excellent model to study the regulation and function of the AMP-dependent protein kinase (AMPK) family of serine-threonine protein kinases. Yeast discoveries regarding the regulation of this non-hormonal sensor of metabolic/environmental stress are conserved in higher eukaryotes, including poly-ubiquitination of the α-subunit of yeast (Snf1) and human (AMPKα) that ultimately effects subunit stability and enzyme activity. The ubiquitin-cascade enzymes responsible for targeting Snf1 remain unknown, leading us to screen for those that impact SNF1 kinase function...
November 4, 2016: Microbial Cell
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