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Tian-Xing Chen, Xiao-Ying Cheng, Yun Wang, Wu Yin
Toosendanin (TSN), a triterpenoid extracted from Melia toosendan, has been reported to possess anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-arthritic activities. However, its anti-adipogenic effect remains unknown. Here, we found that TSN dose-dependently attenuated lipid accumulation in preadipocytes 3T3-L1 as evidenced by Oil Red O staining. TSN also significantly downregulated mRNA and protein levels of adipocytokines (adiponectin and leptin), CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins α (C/EBP-α), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ), fatty acid synthase, and acetyl-CoA carboxylase in adipocytes...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Sandhya Kiran Pemmasani, Rasika Raman, Anuradha Acharya
Introduction: The adiponectin gene, ADIPOQ , encodes an adipocytokine, known as adiponectin hormone. This hormone is known to be associated with insulin sensitization, fat metabolism, immunity, and inflammatory response. Polymorphisms in ADIPOQ gene lower the adiponectin levels, increasing the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Aims: The study aimed to calculate the prevalence rates of ADIPOQ polymorphisms in Indian population and to compare those prevalence rates with that of other populations...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Stefana Catalina Bilha, Dumitru Branisteanu, Catalin Buzduga, Daniela Constantinescu, Petru Cianga, Ecaterina Anisie, Cristina Gavrilovici, Adrian Covic, Maria Christina Ungureanu
PURPOSE: Fat mass (FM) is a source of adipocytokines, with both positive and negative bone consequences. We aimed to investigate the role of body composition and adipokines as predictive factors for bone mass in women. METHODOLOGY: This cross-sectional study included 93 women (38 premenopausal and 55 postmenopausal). Bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, and also of the phosphocalcic markers parathormone and vitamin D were measured...
March 12, 2018: Endocrine Research
Milton Packer, Dalane W Kitzman
Obesity-related heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is an important phenotype prevalent in the community, especially in people with metabolic disorders (e.g., dyslipidemia, diabetes). These individuals exhibit a marked expansion of plasma volume, but ventricular distensibility is limited, most likely as a result of cardiac microvascular rarefaction acting in concert with myocardial and pericardial fibrosis. Consequently, the increase in plasma volume causes a disproportionate increase in cardiac filling pressures, leading to heart failure, even though systolic ejection is not impaired...
March 7, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
Loredana Mauro, Giuseppina Daniela Naimo, Luca Gelsomino, Rocco Malivindi, Leonardo Bruno, Michele Pellegrino, Roberta Tarallo, Domenico Memoli, Alessandro Weisz, Maria Luisa Panno, Sebastiano Andò
Adipose tissue is a metabolic and endocrine organ that secretes bioactive molecules called adipocytokines. Among these, adiponectin has a crucial role in obesity-associated breast cancer. The key molecule of adiponectin signaling is AMPK, which is mainly activated by liver kinase B1 (LKB1). Here, we demonstrated that estrogen receptor-α (ERα)/LKB1 interaction may negatively interfere with the LKB1 capability to phosphorylate AMPK and inhibit its downstream signaling TSC2/mTOR/p70S6k. In adiponectin-treated MCF-7 cells, AMPK signaling was not working, resulting in its downstream target acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) being still active...
March 7, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Emil Andersen, Lars Roed Ingerslev, Odile Fabre, Ida Donkin, Ali Altıntaş, Soetkin Versteyhe, Thue Bisgaard, Viggo B Kristiansen, David Simar, Romain Barrès
BACKGROUND: Deterioration of the adipogenic potential of preadipocytes may contribute to adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Here, we hypothesized that extracellular factors in obesity epigenetically reprogram adipogenesis potential and metabolic function of preadipocytes. METHODS: The transcriptomic profile of visceral adipose tissue preadipocytes collected from Lean, Obese and Obese with T2D was assessed throughout in vitro differentiation using RNA sequencing...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
R Dev, E Bruera, S Dalal
Cancer cachexia, weight loss with altered body composition, is a multifactorial syndrome propagated by symptoms that impair caloric intake, tumor byproducts, chronic inflammation, altered metabolism, and hormonal abnormalities. Cachexia is associated with reduced performance status, decreased tolerance to chemotherapy, and increased mortality in cancer patients. Insulin resistance as a consequence of tumor byproducts, chronic inflammation, and endocrine dysfunction has been associated with weight loss in cancer patients...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Paul A Turner, Michael R Garrett, Sean P Didion, Amol V Janorkar
This study highlights functional differences between 2-D monolayer and 3-D spheroid 3T3-L1 adipocyte culture models and explores the underlying genomic mechanisms responsible for the different phenotypes present. The spheroids showed higher triglyceride accumulation than the monolayer culture and further increase with larger spheroid size. Whole transcriptome analysis indicated significant differential expression of genes related to adipogenesis, including adipocytokine signaling, fatty acid metabolism, and PPAR-γ signaling...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Kimie Tanaka, Masataka Sata
Traditionally, it is believed that white adipose tissues serve as energy storage, heat insulation, and mechanical cushion, whereas non-shivering thermogenesis occurs in brown adipose tissue. Recent evidence revealed that adipose tissue secretes many types of cytokines, called as adipocytokines, which modulate glucose metabolism, lipid profile, appetite, fibrinolysis, blood pressure, and inflammation. Most of the arteries are surrounded by perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT). PVAT has been thought to be simply a structurally supportive tissue for vasculature...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Javad Sargolzaei, Elham Chamani, Tooba Kazemi, Soudabeh Fallah, Hosna Soori
Obesity is one of the major public health concerns that is closely associated with obesity-related disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease characterized by excess cholesterol deposition in the arterial intima and the formation of foam cells. Adipocytokines or adipokines are secreted by the adipose tissue as endocrine glands; adiponectin and adipolin are among these adipokines that are associated with obese and insulin-resistant phenotypes...
February 13, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
F Belva, J De Schepper, M Roelants, H Tournaye, M Bonduelle, S Provyn
OBJECTIVE: Differences in body fat content during childhood and adolescence have been described in offspring conceived by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). However, data on body fat and its distribution as well as on adipocytokine production in young adults conceived by ICSI are non-existent. We investigated if young adult men and women conceived by ICSI have a normal body fat patterning and adipocytokine production. DESIGN: Cohort study...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
Yanyan Wang, Fang Yang, Yongzhi Zhuang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been indicated to have prognostic roles in various cancer types. However, the association between lncRNAs and lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) progression, and the prognostic value of lncRNAs as a marker for early detection of LSCC have not been systematically investigated. The present study performed a genome-wide comparative analysis in order to determine the expression profiles of 10,207 lncRNAs to investigate the expression patterns between patients with early stages of LSCC (stage I-II) and those with late-stage disease (stage III-IV)...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Jiajia Li, Xianghui Han
A substantial number of studies have revealed that a growing list of cancers might be influenced by obesity. In this regard, one of the most prominent and well-characterized cancers is breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer death among women. Obesity is associated with an increased risk for the occurrence and development of breast cancer particular in postmenopausal women. Moreover, the relationship between adiposity and breast cancer risk is complex, with associations that differ depending on when body size is assessed (eg, premenopausal vs postmenopausal obesity) and when breast cancer is diagnosed (ie, premenopausal vs postmenopausal disease)...
January 8, 2018: Current Problems in Cancer
Zhaoxia Liang, Menglin Zhou, Xu-Kang Xu, Fan Qu, Danqing Chen
The present study aimed to explore the association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and Chemerin, by analysing Chemerin level, clinical data and biochemical parameters among 46 GDM patients and 43 controls. It was found that the Chemerin levels from cord blood, peripheral blood, adipose tissue and placenta tissue were all significantly higher in the GDM group than those in the control group (p < .05 for all). Maternal insulin resistance (IR) index and serum inflammation parameters, including C-reactive protein and white blood cells, were also higher in GDM group (p < ...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yussif Adams, Emmanuel Kwaku Ofori, Henry Asare-Anane, Seth D Amanquah, Grace Korkor Ababio, Emmanuel Abendau, Richard Nabia
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate serum leptin and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) concentrations in obese Ghanaians with or without type 2 diabetes and to find out the extent to which their levels are influenced by underlying disorders. RESULTS: Obese subjects with type 2 diabetes had lower leptin but higher hsCRP levels compared with obese non-diabetic controls. There were negative correlations within the control group for glucose vs % muscle mass (r = - 0...
February 8, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Takumi Narita, Masaki Kobayashi, Kaho Itakura, Rei Itagawa, Riho Kabaya, Yuka Sudo, Naoyuki Okita, Yoshikazu Higami
The beneficial actions of caloric restriction (CR) are partially mediated by metabolic remodeling of white adipose tissue (WAT). Recently, we showed that CR enhances de novo fatty acid (FA) biosynthesis and mitochondrial biogenesis, particularly in WAT. Here, to better understand the response of WAT to CR, we compare the effects of CR on three WAT depots in rats: retroperitoneal (rWAT), epididymal (eWAT) and subcutaneous (sWAT). Computed tomography and histological analysis showed that CR reduced the volume and average size of rWAT adipocytes...
February 1, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
Anurag Mehta, Jaideep Patel, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Colby R Ayers, Ian J Neeland, Alka M Kanaya, Namratha Kandula, Michael J Blaha, Khurram Nasir, Roger S Blumenthal, Parag H Joshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammatory biomarkers and adipocytokines (IBA) may contribute to atherosclerosis by promoting vascular inflammation. The association between IBA and coronary artery calcium (CAC), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, is not well defined in South Asians (SA). We hypothesized that IBA (high sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP], tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α], adiponectin, and leptin) were independently associated with and improved discrimination of CAC among SA...
January 29, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Sungjin Ahn, Moonyoung Lee, Seungchan An, Sooyeol Hyun, Jiho Hwang, Jongkook Lee, Minsoo Noh
Adiponectin is a major adipocytokine secreted from mammalian adipocytes. Relatively low expression of adiponectin is associated with various human metabolic diseases and some cancers. Adiponectin-secreting compounds have therapeutic potential for these diseases. Adipogenesis of human bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) has been used as a phenotypic assay to find adiponectin secreting compounds. In a phytochemical library screen, 2-formyl-komarovicine, 1-(quinolin-8-yl)-1,3,4,9-tetrahydro-2H-pyrido[3,4-b]indole-2-carbaldehyde, isolated from Nitraria komarovii was identified as a potential adiponectin-secreting compound...
February 1, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Abhijit A Ghadge, Amrita A Khaire, Aniket A Kuvalekar
Adiponectin is an important adipocytokine secreted chiefly by fat containing adipocytes, and plays a crucial role in glucose and lipid metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress. Alterations in adiponectin levels have been shown to directly affect lipid and glucose metabolism that further increase the synthesis of lipids, free fatty acids and inflammatory cytokines. Changes in adiponectin levels also contribute to insulin resistance, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. In the present review, we provide a comprehensive evaluation of the role of adiponectin and its molecular mechanisms in metabolic syndrome...
January 12, 2018: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
Rana Keyhanmanesh, Mohammad Reza Alipour, Hadi Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza Aslani
Many studies have shown a close relationship between obesity and asthma severity. In the present study, the effects of diet-induced obesity were examined on airway responsiveness to methacholine in addition to visfatin level in female Wistar rats' tracheae after sensitization with ovalbumin. The rats were divided into four groups: control with normal diet (ND), ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized with normal diet (S + ND), high-fat diet (HFD), and OVA-sensitized with a high-fat diet (S + HFD). The animals were fed for 8 weeks with standard pelts or high-fat diet and then sensitized and challenged with OVA or saline for another 4 weeks...
January 29, 2018: Inflammation
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