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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737815/isofraxidin-a-coumarin-component-improves-high-fat-diet-induced-hepatic-lipid-homeostasis-disorder-and-macrophage-inflammation-in-mice
#1
Jian Li, Xiaofei Li, Zhike Li, Lu Zhang, Yonggang Liu, Hong Ding, Shanye Yin
Isofraxidin (IF) is a coumarin compound produced in the functional foods Siberian ginseng and Apium graveolens. The first objective of this study was to investigate the protective effects and putative methods of IF in combating lipotoxicity in vitro and in vivo. Oleic acid was used to induce lipid turbulence in human hepatoma cells (HepG2). Alterations in triglyceride metabolism, inflammation and oxidative status were monitored. Results show that IF mainly reduced triglyceride accumulation, TNF-α release and ROS activation in metabolic disordered cells...
July 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731433/the-effects-of-cardiotrophin-1-on-early-synaptic-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-synaptic-pathology-in-appswe-ps1de9-mice
#2
Dongmei Wang, Xiaozhuan Liu, Yumei Liu, Sanqiang Li, Chenying Wang
The coexistence of neuronal mitochondrial pathology and synaptic dysfunction is an early pathological feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) has been shown to exhibit impressive neuroprotective effects. Previous studies have shown positive effects of CT-1 on brain glucose metabolism and cognition in APPswe/PS1dE9 transgenic mice; however, little is known about the effects of CT-1 on early synaptic mitochondrial dysfunction and resultant synaptic pathology in the brain. In this study, 4-month-old transgenic mice with brain tissue-specific CT-1 expression were used alone or in combination with APPswe/PS1dE9 transgenic mice to evaluate the effect of CT-1 on synaptic mitochondrial dysfunction and resultant synaptic pathology, and cryptic memory deficits in the APPswe/PS1dE9 transgenic mice...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724580/il-7-restores-t-lymphocyte-immunometabolic-failure-in-septic-shock-patients-through-mtor-activation
#3
Fabienne Venet, Julie Demaret, Benjamin J Blaise, Christelle Rouget, Thibaut Girardot, Estellie Idealisoa, Thomas Rimmelé, François Mallet, Alain Lepape, Julien Textoris, Guillaume Monneret
T lymphocyte alterations are central to sepsis pathophysiology, whereas related mechanisms remain poorly understood. We hypothesized that metabolic alterations could play a role in sepsis-induced T lymphocyte dysfunction. Samples from septic shock patients were obtained at day 3 and compared with those from healthy donors. T cell metabolic status was evaluated in the basal condition and after T cell stimulation. We observed that basal metabolic content measured in lymphocytes by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was altered in septic patients...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713979/roles-of-electro-acupuncture-in-glucose-metabolism-as-assessed-by-18f-fdg-pet-imaging-and-ampk%C3%AE-phosphorylation-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke
#4
Jingsong Wu, Bingbing Lin, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Guanhao Shang, Yunjiao Lin, Lulu Wang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Targeted energy metabolism balance contributes to neural survival during ischemic stroke. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that electro‑acupuncture (EA) can enhance cerebral glucose metabolism assessed by 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography (18F‑FDG/PET) imaging to prevent propagation of tissue damage and improve neurological outcome in rats subjected to ischemia and reperfusion injury. Rats underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and received EA treatment at the LI11 and ST36 acupoints or non‑acupoint treatment once a day for 7 days...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706950/effects-of-cobalt-chloride-a-hypoxia-mimetic-agent-on-autophagy-and-atrophy-in-skeletal-c2c12-myotubes
#5
Rui Chen, Ting Jiang, Yanling She, Jiehua Xu, Cheng Li, Shanyao Zhou, Huijuan Shen, Huacai Shi, Shuang Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia-induced autophagy and muscle wasting occur in several environmental and pathological conditions. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of the hypoxia-mimetic agent CoCl2 on autophagy and muscle atrophy are still unclear. METHODS: C2C12 myotubes were exposed to increasing concentrations of CoCl2 for 24 hours. Quantitative RT-PCR, Western blotting, and transmission electron microscopy were performed to confirm autophagy occurs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704996/imidacloprid-promotes-high-fat-diet-induced-adiposity-in-female-c57bl-6j-mice-and-enhances-adipogenesis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-via-the-ampk%C3%AE-mediated-pathway
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Quancai Sun, Weipeng Qi, Xiao Xiao, Szu-Hao Yang, Daeyoung Kim, Kyong Sup Yoon, John M Clark, Yeonhwa Park
Imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, was previously reported to enhance adipogenesis and resulted in insulin resistance in cell culture models. It was also reported to promote high fat diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in male C57BL/6J mice. Thus, the goal of the present study was to determine the effects of imidacloprid and dietary fat interaction on the development of adiposity and insulin resistance in female C57BL/6J mice. Mice were fed with a low (4% w/w) or high fat (20% w/w) diet containing imidacloprid (0...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701378/dictyostelium-ampk%C3%AE-regulates-aggregate-size-and-cell-type-patterning
#7
Ranjana Maurya, Rakesh Kumar, Shweta Saran
Starved Dictyostelium cells aggregate into groups of nearly 10(5) cells. AMPK is a highly conserved serine/threonine protein kinase consisting of a catalytic and two regulatory subunits. As multi-cellular development in Dictyostelium is initiated upon starvation, we explored the role of the energy sensor, AMPK, which shows significant similarity to human AMPK and is expressed throughout development. Deletion of the ampkα gene results in the formation of numerous small-sized aggregates that develop asynchronously to form few fruiting bodies with small sori and long stalks...
July 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686680/resveratrol-ameliorates-diet-induced-dysregulation-of-lipid-metabolism-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#8
Gai Ran, Li Ying, Lin Li, Qiaoqiao Yan, Weijie Yi, Chenjiang Ying, Hongmei Wu, Xiaolei Ye
Defective lipid metabolism is associated with increased risk of various chronic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Resveratrol (RSV), a natural polyphenol, has been shown the potential of ameliorating disregulations of lipid metabolism. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of feed intake and RSV on lipid metabolism in zebrafish (Danio rerio). The adult males were randomly allocated to 6 groups: control (Con, 8 mg cysts/fish/day), control with 20 μmol/L RSV (Con+RSV), calorie restriction (CR, 5 mg cysts/fish/day), calorie restriction with RSV (CR+RSV), overfeed (OF, 60 mg cysts/fish/day), and overfeed with RSV (OF+RSV) groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686615/stat3-balances-myocyte-hypertrophy-vis-%C3%A3-vis-autophagy-in-response-to-angiotensin-ii-by-modulating-the-ampk%C3%AE-mtor-axis
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Lei Chen, Lin Zhao, Anweshan Samanta, Seyed Morteza Mahmoudi, Tanner Buehler, Amy Cantilena, Robert J Vincent, Magdy Girgis, Joshua Breeden, Samuel Asante, Yu-Ting Xuan, Buddhadeb Dawn
Signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) is known to participate in various cardiovascular signal transduction pathways, including those responsible for cardiac hypertrophy and cytoprotection. However, the role of STAT3 signaling in cardiomyocyte autophagy remains unclear. We tested the hypothesis that Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is effected, at least in part, through STAT3-mediated inhibition of cellular autophagy. In H9c2 cells, Ang II treatment resulted in STAT3 activation and cellular hypertrophy in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682939/burn-trauma-acutely-increases-the-respiratory-capacity-and-function-of-liver-mitochondria
#10
Fredrick J Bohanon, Omar Nunez Lopez, David N Herndon, Xiaofu Wang, Nisha Bhattarai, Amina El Ayadi, Anesh Prasai, Jayson W Jay, Yesenia Rojas-Khalil, Tracy E Toliver-Kinsky, Celeste C Finnerty, Ravi S Radhakrishnan, Craig Porter
BACKGROUND: A complete understanding of the role of the liver in burn-induced hypermetabolism is lacking. We investigated the acute effect of severe burn trauma on liver mitochondrial respiratory capacity and coupling control as well as the signaling events underlying these alterations. METHODS: Male BALB/c mice (8-12 weeks) received full-thickness scald burns on ∼30% of the body surface. Liver tissue was harvested 24 hours post injury. Mitochondrial respiration was determined by high-resolution respirometry...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678779/nutrient-sensing-modulates-malaria-parasite-virulence
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Liliana Mancio-Silva, Ksenija Slavic, Margarida T Grilo Ruivo, Ana Rita Grosso, Katarzyna K Modrzynska, Iset Medina Vera, Joana Sales-Dias, Ana Rita Gomes, Cameron Ross MacPherson, Pierre Crozet, Mattia Adamo, Elena Baena-Gonzalez, Rita Tewari, Manuel Llinás, Oliver Billker, Maria M Mota
The lifestyle of intracellular pathogens, such as malaria parasites, is intimately connected to that of their host, primarily for nutrient supply. Nutrients act not only as primary sources of energy but also as regulators of gene expression, metabolism and growth, through various signalling networks that enable cells to sense and adapt to varying environmental conditions. Canonical nutrient-sensing pathways are presumed to be absent from the causative agent of malaria, Plasmodium, thus raising the question of whether these parasites can sense and cope with fluctuations in host nutrient levels...
July 13, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672774/combinatorial-therapy-of-exercise-preconditioning-and-nanocurcumin-formulation-supplementation-improves-cardiac-adaptation-under-hypobaric-hypoxia
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Sarita Nehra, Varun Bhardwaj, Anju Bansal, Deepika Saraswat
BACKGROUND: Chronic hypobaric hypoxia (cHH) mediated cardiac insufficiencies are associated with pathological damage. Sustained redox stress and work load are major causative agents of cardiac insufficiencies under cHH. Despite the advancements made in pharmacological (anti-oxidants, vasodilators) and non-pharmacological therapeutics (acclimatization strategies and schedules), only partial success has been achieved in improving cardiac acclimatization to cHH. This necessitates the need for potent combinatorial therapies to improve cardiac acclimatization at high altitudes...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664915/kinase-driven-metabolic-signalling-as-a-predictor-of-response-to-carboplatin-paclitaxel-adjuvant-treatment-in-advanced-ovarian-cancers
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Maria Isabella Sereni, Elisa Baldelli, Guido Gambara, Antonella Ravaggi, K Alex Hodge, David S Alberts, Jose M Guillen-Rodriguez, Ting Dong, Maurizio Memo, Franco Odicino, Roberto Angioli, Lance A Liotta, Sergio L Pecorelli, Emanuel F Petricoin, Mariaelena Pierobon
BACKGROUND: The biological mechanisms underlying early- and advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) are still poorly understood. This study explored kinase-driven metabolic signalling in early and advanced EOCs, and its role in tumour progression and response to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment. METHODS: Tumour epithelia were isolated from two independent sets of primary EOC (n=72 and 30 for the discovery and the validation sets, respectively) via laser capture microdissection...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661046/activation-of-camkk%C3%AE-ampk%C3%AE-pathway-by-2-ag-in-human-platelets
#14
Maria Grazia Signorello, Giuliana Leoncini
The objective of this study was to determine whether AMPK is activated by 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and participates to the cytoskeleton control in human platelets. We found that 2-AG stimulates the AMPKα activation through a Ca(2+) /Calmodulin-dependent pathway as the specific inhibition of the CaMKKβ by STO-609 inhibits the AMPKα phosphorylation/activation. Moreover the CaMKKβ/AMPKα pathway activated by 2-AG is involved in the phosphorylation of cofilin, vasodilator stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) and myosin light chain (MLCs)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648927/silibinin-capsules-improves-high-fat-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-hamsters-through-modifying-hepatic-de-novo-lipogenesis-and-fatty-acid-oxidation
#15
Chun-Xue Cui, Jing-Na Deng, Li Yan, Yu-Ying Liu, Jing-Yu Fan, Hong-Na Mu, Hao-Yu Sun, Ying-Hong Wang, Jing-Yan Han
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Silibinin Capsules (SC) is a silybin-phospholipid complex with silybin as the bioactive component. Silybin accounts for 50-70% of the seed extract of Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.. As a traditional medicine, silybin has been used for treatment of liver diseases and is known to provide a wide range of hepatoprotective effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: High fat diet (HFD)-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a worldwide health problem...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636994/a-novel-ampk-activator-hernandezine-inhibits-lps-induced-tnf%C3%AE-production
#16
Ping Li, Xiaofang Li, Yonghong Wu, Manxiang Li, Xiaochuang Wang
Here, we found that hernandezine, a novel AMPK activator, inhibited LPS-induced TNFα expression/production in human macrophage cells (THP-1 and U937 lines). Activation of AMPK is required for hernandezine-induced anti-LPS response. AMPKα shRNA or dominant negative mutation (T172A) blocked hernandezine-induced AMPK activation, which almost completely reversed anti-LPS activity by hernandezine. Exogenous expression of the constitutively activate AMPKα (T172D, caAMPKα) also suppressed TNFα production by LPS...
June 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627240/quercetin-has-antimetastatic-effects-on-gastric-cancer-cells-via-the-interruption-of-upa-upar-function-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pkc-%C3%AE-erk1-2-and-ampk%C3%AE
#17
Hai Li, Chen Chen
Gastric cancer (GC) is a malignancy with few effective treatment options after metastasis occurs. Quercetin (Qu) intake has been associated with reduced incidence and slow development of GC, probably due to its anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects, but it is unclear whether Qu can inhibit the metastatic activity. The urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA)/uPA receptor (uPAR) system plays an important role in cancer metastasis. In this study, we measured both uPA activity and uPAR expression in GC and pericarcinous tissues, and we investigated the correlation between uPAR expression and the migratory and invasive activities of various GC cell lines...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602729/alpha-lipoic-acid-impairs-body-weight-gain-of-young-broiler-chicks-via-modulating-peripheral-ampk
#18
Yufeng Wang, Nadia Everaert, Zhigang Song, Eddy Decuypere, Daniel Vermeulen, Johan Buyse
In mammals, the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathways in the central and peripheral tissues coordinately integrate inputs from multiple sources to regulate energy balance. The present study was aimed to explore the potential role of hepatic AMPK in the energy homeostasis of broiler chickens. Diets with 0, 0.05% or 0.1% alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA), a known AMPK inhibitor were provided to broiler chicks for 7days. As a result, α-LA supplementation decreased the relative growth rate of broiler chicks. Hepatic AMPKα2 mRNA levels were significantly upregulated by dietary α-LA, in concert with the increased phosphorylated AMPKα protein levels...
June 8, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600551/epe1-contributes-to-activation-of-ampk-by-promoting-phosphorylation-of-ampk-alpha-subunit-ssp2
#19
Yongyi Chen, Xiaoyue Hu, Chao Guo, Yao Yu, Hong Lu
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a pivotal cellular energy sensor. It is activated by stresses that cause depletion of energy and initiates adaptive responses by regulating metabolism balance. AMPK forms αβγ heterotrimer. In fission yeast, activation of AMPK mainly depends on the phosphorylation of AMPKα subunit Ssp2 at Thr(189) by upstream kinase Ssp1. However, not much is known about the regulation of this process. In this study, we identified Epe1 as a novel positive regulator of AMPK. Epe1, a jmjC-domain-containing protein, is best-known as a negative regulator of heterochromatin spreading...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600513/trpc5-induced-autophagy-promotes-drug-resistance-in-breast-carcinoma-via-camkk%C3%AE-ampk%C3%AE-mtor-pathway
#20
Peng Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Hongjuan Li, Zhen Chen, Xiaoqiang Yao, Jian Jin, Xin Ma
Adriamycin is a first-line chemotherapy agent against cancer, but the development of resistance has become a major problem. Although autophagy is considered to be an adaptive survival response in response to chemotherapy and may be associated with chemoresistance, its inducer and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that adriamycin up-regulates the both levels of TRPC5 and autophagy, and the increase in autophagy is mediated by TRPC5 in breast cancer cells. Blockade of TRPC5 or autophagy increased the sensitivity to chemotherapy in vitro and in vivo...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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