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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054039/control-of-brain-energy-supply-by-astrocytes
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REVIEW
Ross Nortley, David Attwell
Astrocytes form an anatomical bridge between the vasculature and neuronal synapses. Recent work suggests that they play a key role in regulating brain energy supply by increasing blood flow to regions where neurons are active, and setting the baseline level of blood flow. Controversy persists over whether lactate derived from astrocyte glycolysis is used to power oxidative phosphorylation in neurons, but astrocytes sustain neuronal ATP production by recycling neurotransmitter glutamate that would otherwise need to be resynthesised from glucose, and by providing a short-term energy store in the form of glycogen that can be mobilised when neurons are active...
October 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053995/effects-of-a-whey-protein-supplementation-on-oxidative-stress-body-composition-and-glucose-metabolism-among-overweight-people-affected-by-diabetes-mellitus-or-impaired-fasting-glucose-a-pilot-study
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Chiara Flaim, Michael Kob, Angela M Di Pierro, Markus Herrmann, Lucio Lucchin
Obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) are characterized by chronic inflammation and oxidative stress [Donath et al. 2013] and this leads to cardiovascular diseases [Hulsmans & Holvoet 2010]. Whey proteins (WP) have antioxidant [Chitapanarux et al. 2009], anti-inflammatory [Sugawara et al. 2012] and hypoglycemic activities [Mignone et al. 2015], while data on weight, body composition [Frestedt et al. 2008; Aldrich et al. 2011] and blood pressure are conflicting [Kawase et al. 2000; Lee et al. 2007]. WP have unpleasant taste and smell [Patel 2015], but a new WP isolate (ProLYOtin®) seems to be more palatable...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053971/a-gut-microbial-mimic-that-hijacks-diabetogenic-autoreactivity-to-suppress-colitis
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Roopa Hebbandi Nanjundappa, Francesca Ronchi, Jinguo Wang, Xavier Clemente-Casares, Jun Yamanouchi, Channakeshava Sokke Umeshappa, Yang Yang, Jesús Blanco, Helena Bassolas-Molina, Azucena Salas, Hamza Khan, Robyn M Slattery, Madeleine Wyss, Catherine Mooser, Andrew J Macpherson, Laura K Sycuro, Pau Serra, Derek M McKay, Kathy D McCoy, Pere Santamaria
The gut microbiota contributes to the development of normal immunity but, when dysregulated, can promote autoimmunity through various non-antigen-specific effects on pathogenic and regulatory lymphocytes. Here, we show that an integrase expressed by several species of the gut microbial genus Bacteroides encodes a low-avidity mimotope of the pancreatic β cell autoantigen islet-specific glucose-6-phosphatase-catalytic-subunit-related protein (IGRP206-214). Studies in germ-free mice monocolonized with integrase-competent, integrase-deficient, and integrase-transgenic Bacteroides demonstrate that the microbial epitope promotes the recruitment of diabetogenic CD8+ T cells to the gut...
October 19, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053851/escitalopram-ameliorates-hypercortisolemia-and-insulin-resistance-in-low-birth-weight-men-with-limbic-brain-alterations
#4
Christian Selmer Buhl, Hans Stødkilde-Jørgensen, Poul Videbech, Allan Vaag, Niels Møller, Sten Lund, Esben Selmer Buhl
CONTEXT: Low birth weight (LBW, <2500 g) is linked to development of insulin resistance and limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (LHPA)-axis hyperactivity. OBJECTIVE: First aim was to study insulin action, LHPA-axis function and limbic brain structures in young, healthy LBW-men vs. normal birth weight controls (NBW) (Part 1). Second aim was to investigate the effects of Escitalopram vs. placebo treatment in LBW with regards to LHPA-axis and insulin sensitivity (Part 2)...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053815/insulin-immuno-neutralization-decreases-food-intake-in-chickens-without-altering-hypothalamic-transcripts-involved-in-food-intake-and-metabolism
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M Proszkowiec-Weglarz, J Dupont, N Rideau, C Gespach, J Simon, T E Porter
In mammals, insulin regulates blood glucose levels and plays a key regulatory role in appetite via the hypothalamus. In contrast, chickens are characterized by atypical glucose homeostasis, with relatively high blood glucose levels, reduced glucose sensitivity of pancreatic beta cells, and large resistance to exogenous insulin. The aim of the present study was to investigate in chickens the effects of 5 h fasting and 5 h insulin immuno-neutralization on hypothalamic mRNA levels of 23 genes associated with food intake, energy balance, and glucose metabolism...
September 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053811/effects-of-the-supplemental-chromium-form-on-performance-and-oxidative-stress-in-broilers-exposed-to-heat-stress
#6
N Sahin, A Hayirli, C Orhan, M Tuzcu, F Akdemir, J R Komorowski, K Sahin
This experiment was conducted to investigate effects of the organic complex form of supplemental chromium (Cr) on performance, oxidative stress markers, and serum profile in broilers exposed to heat stress (HS). A total of 1,200 10-day-old boilers (Ross-308) was divided into one of the 6 treatments (2 environmental temperatures x 3 diets with different Cr forms). The birds were kept in temperature-controlled rooms at either 22 ± 2°C 24 h/d (thermoneutral, TN group) or 34 ± 2°C for 8 h/d, 08:00 to 17:00 h, followed by 22°C for 16 h (HS group) and fed either a basal diet (C) or the basal diet supplemented with Cr (200 μg/kg) through 1...
September 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053810/associations-between-cellular-aging-markers-and-metabolic-syndrome-findings-from-the-cardia-study
#7
Dóra Révész, Josine E Verhoeven, Martin Picard, Jue Lin, Stephen Sidney, Elissa S Epel, Brenda W J H Penninx, Eli Puterman
Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is thought to promote biological aging, which might lead to cardiovascular and aging-related complications. This large-scale study investigated longitudinal relationships between MetS, its components, and cellular aging markers: leukocyte mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn) and telomere length (TL). Methods: We included 989 participants from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study. MtDNAcn (CARDIA Years 15, 25) and TL (Y15, Y20, Y25) were measured using quantitative PCR...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053802/docosahexaenoic-acid-supplementation-in-pregnancy-modulates-placental-cellular-signaling-and-nutrient-transport-capacity-in-obese-women
#8
Susanne Lager, Vanessa I Ramirez, Ometeotl Acosta, Christiane Meireles, Evelyn Miller, Francesca Gaccioli, Fredrick J Rosario, Jonathan A L Gelfond, Kevin Hakala, Susan T Weintraub, Debra A Krummel, Theresa L Powell
Context: Maternal obesity in pregnancy has profound impacts on maternal metabolism and promotes placental nutrient transport, which may contribute to fetal overgrowth in these pregnancies. The fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has bioactive properties that may improve outcomes in obese pregnant women by modulating placental function. Objective: To determine the effects of DHA supplementation in obese pregnant women on maternal metabolism and placental function...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053727/impaired-glucose-metabolism-in-subjects-with-the-williams-beuren-syndrome-a-five-year-follow-up-cohort-study
#9
Maria Elena Lunati, Maria Francesca Bedeschi, Veronica Resi, Valeria Grancini, Eva Palmieri, Simona Salera, Faustina Lalatta, Giuseppe Pugliese, Emanuela Orsi
OBJECTIVE: The Williams-Beuren syndrome (WS) is associated with impaired glucose metabolism (IGM) early in adulthood. However, the pathophysiology of IGM remains poorly defined, due to the lack of longitudinal studies investigating the contribution of β-cell dysfunction and impaired insulin sensitivity. This study aimed at assessing incidence of IGM and the underlying mechanisms in WS adults. METHODS: This observational, longitudinal (5-year), cohort study enrolled thirty-one consecutive WS subjects attending a tertiary referral center...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053717/gpr40-partial-agonists-and-agopams-differentiating-effects-on-glucose-and-hormonal-secretions-in-the-rodent
#10
Michele J Pachanski, Melissa E Kirkland, Daniel T Kosinski, Joel Mane, Boonlert Cheewatrakoolpong, Jiyan Xue, Daphne Szeto, Gail Forrest, Corin Miller, Michelle Bunzel, Christopher W Plummer, Harry R Chobanian, Michael W Miller, Sarah Souza, Brande S Thomas-Fowlkes, Aimie M Ogawa, Adam B Weinglass, Jerry Di Salvo, Xiaoyan Li, Yue Feng, Daniel A Tatosian, Andrew D Howard, Steven L Colletti, Maria E Trujillo
GPR40 agonists are effective antidiabetic agents believed to lower glucose through direct effects on the beta cell to increase glucose stimulated insulin secretion. However, not all GPR40 agonists are the same. Partial agonists lower glucose through direct effects on the pancreas, whereas GPR40 AgoPAMs may incorporate additional therapeutic effects through increases in insulinotrophic incretins secreted by the gut. Here we describe how GPR40 AgoPAMs stimulate both insulin and incretin secretion in vivo over time in diabetic GK rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053707/high-glucose-augments-angiotensinogen-in-human-renal-proximal-tubular-cells-through-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-5
#11
Juan Wang, Yuki Shibayama, Hiroyuki Kobori, Ya Liu, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki, Zhiyu Wang, Akira Nishiyama
High glucose has been demonstrated to induce angiotensinogen (AGT) synthesis in the renal proximal tubular cells (RPTCs) of rats, which may further activate the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and contribute to diabetic nephropathy. This study aimed to investigate the effects of high glucose on AGT in the RPTCs of human origin and identify the glucose-responsive transcriptional factor(s) that bind(s) to the DNA sequences of AGT promoter in human RPTCs. Human kidney (HK)-2 cells were treated with normal glucose (5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053695/targeting-cysteine-thiols-for-in-vitro-site-specific-glycosylation-of-recombinant-proteins
#12
Yoo Jung Choi, Jinhui Zhu, Steve Chung, Naveed Siddiqui, Qingping Feng, Peter B Stathopulos
Stromal interaction molecule-1 (STIM1) is a type-I transmembrane protein located on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plasma membranes (PM). ER-resident STIM1 regulates the activity of PM Orai1 channels in a process known as store operated calcium (Ca(2+)) entry which is the principal Ca(2+) signaling process that drives the immune response. STIM1 undergoes post-translational N-glycosylation at two luminal Asn sites within the Ca(2+) sensing domain of the molecule. However, the biochemical, biophysical, and structure biological effects of N-glycosylated STIM1 were poorly understood until recently due to an inability to readily obtain high levels of homogeneous N-glycosylated protein...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053683/new-application-of-an-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-jet-as-a-neuro-protective-agent-against-glucose-deprivation-induced-injury-of-sh-sy5y-cells
#13
Xu Yan, Zhaozhong Meng, Jiting Ouyang, Yajun Qiao, Fang Yuan
The atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) has attracted the attention of many researchers from multiple disciplines in recent years because its emissions include multiple types of reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Our previous study has shown the cytoprotective effect of the APPJ against oxidative stress-induced injuries. The aim of the present study is to provide a detailed in vitro treatment protocol regarding the neuroprotective applications of helium APPJs on glucose deprivation-induced injury in SH-SY5Y cells...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053604/nutritional-and-acquired-deficiencies-in-inositol-bioavailability-correlations-with-metabolic-disorders
#14
REVIEW
Simona Dinicola, Mirko Minini, Vittorio Unfer, Roberto Verna, Alessandra Cucina, Mariano Bizzarri
Communities eating a western-like diet, rich in fat, sugar and significantly deprived of fibers, share a relevant increased risk of both metabolic and cancerous diseases. Even more remarkable is that a low-fiber diet lacks some key components-as phytates and inositols-for which a mechanistic link has been clearly established in the pathogenesis of both cancer and metabolic illness. Reduced bioavailability of inositol in living organisms could arise from reduced food supply or from metabolism deregulation. Inositol deregulation has been found in a number of conditions mechanistically and epidemiologically associated to high-glucose diets or altered glucose metabolism...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053583/body-weight-cycling-with-identical-diet-composition-does-not-affect-energy-balance-and-has-no-adverse-effect-on-metabolic-health-parameters
#15
Inge F Palm, Rianne G A E Schram, Hans J M Swarts, Evert M van Schothorst, Jaap Keijer
BACKGROUND: Body weight (BW) cycling, the yo-yo effect, is generally thought to have adverse effects on human metabolic health. However, human and animal experiments are limited in number and do not provide clear answers, partly due to large variations in experimental design, parameters measured, and definitions of BW cycling. Here, we examined the effect of repetitive BW cycling versus single- and non-cycling control groups, without alterations in diet composition, on steady state BW and metabolic parameters...
October 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053582/zinc-supplementation-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-high-fat-fed-mice-by-enhancing-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function
#16
Vinícius Cooper-Capetini, Diogo Antonio Alves de Vasconcelos, Amanda Roque Martins, Sandro Massao Hirabara, José Donato, Angelo Rafael Carpinelli, Fernando Abdulkader
Zinc is an essential component of the insulin granule and it possibly modulates insulin secretion and signaling. Since insulin resistance is a hallmark in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, this study aimed at investigating if zinc supplementation is able to improve glucose tolerance and β-cell function in a model of insulin resistance. Male C57BL/6 mice were distributed in four groups according to the diet: normal fat (NF); normal fat supplemented with ZnCl₂ (NFZ); high-fat (HF); and, high-fat chow supplemented with ZnCl₂ (HFZ)...
October 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053565/a-synthetic-analogue-of-neopeltolide-8-9-dehydroneopeltolide-is-a-potent-anti-austerity-agent-against-starved-tumor-cells
#17
Haruhiko Fuwa, Mizuho Sato
Neopeltolide, an antiproliferative marine macrolide, is known to specifically inhibit complex III of the mitochondrial electron transport chain (mETC). However, details of the biological mode-of-action(s) remain largely unknown. This work demonstrates potent cytotoxic activity of synthetic neopeltolide analogue, 8,9-dehydroneopeltolide (8,9-DNP), against starved human pancreatic adenocarcinoma PANC-1 cells and human non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. 8,9-DNP induced rapid dissipation of the mitochondrial membrane potential and depletion of intracellular ATP level in nutrient-deprived medium...
October 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053418/an-overview-of-unfolded-protein-response-signaling-and-its-role-in-cancer
#18
Buddhi Prakash Jain
Secretory and transmembrane proteins undergo post-translational modifications and folding in the subcellular organelle, that is, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to become functionally active. Various factors such as high oxidative stress, low glucose, calcium imbalance, and viral infections interfere with the ER protein folding functions, leading to accumulation of unfolded and misfolded proteins that activate downstream signal transduction pathways, termed as unfolded protein response (UPR). This UPR signaling is adaptive and restored the normal function of cells by decreasing protein synthesis, increasing the folding capacity of ER and degradation of misfolded proteins...
October 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053259/muconic-acid-production-via-alternative-pathways-and-a-synthetic-metabolic-funnel
#19
Brian Thompson, Shawn Pugh, Michael Machas, David R Nielsen
Muconic acid is a promising platform biochemical and precursor to adipic acid, which can be used to synthesize various plastics and polymers. In this study, the systematic construction and comparative evaluation of a modular network of non-natural pathways for muconic acid biosynthesis was investigated in Escherichia coli, including via three distinct and novel pathways proceeding via phenol as a common intermediate. However, poor recombinant activity and high promiscuity of phenol hydroxylase ultimately limited 'phenol-dependent' muconic acid production...
October 20, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053249/holistic-lipidomics-of-the-human-gut-phenotype-using-validated-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-hybrid-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
#20
Lieven Van Meulebroek, Ellen De Paepe, Vicky Vercruysse, Beata Pomian, Simon Bos, Bruno Lapauw, Lynn Vanhaecke
As lipids are assigned a plethora of biological functions, it is evident that a dysregulated lipid metabolism signifies a key element in many pathological conditions. With this rationale, this study presents a validated lipidomics platform to map the fecal lipidome, which integrates unique information about the host-gut microbiome interactions, gastrointestinal functionality, and dietary pattern. This particular method accomplished coverage across all eight lipid categories; the fatty acyls, glycerolipids, phosphoglycerolipids, polyketides, prenols, saccharolipids, sphingolipids, and sterols...
October 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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