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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098517/antiobesity-effects-of-sansa-crataegi-fructus-on-3t3-l1-cells-and-on-high-fat-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Jae-Joon Lee, Hyun-Joo Lee, Seon-Woo Oh
This study was performed to investigate the effects of Crataegi fructus ethanol extracts (CFEEs) on the differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells, and to evaluate the effects of C. fructus powder (CFP) on lipid metabolism and its antiobesity effect in rats fed a high-fat and high-cholesterol (HFC) diet. Both in vitro and in vivo studies were performed for physiological activity and antiobesity effects on the serum, liver, and adipose tissues in obesity-induced rats. CFEEs showed significant inhibitory action on differentiation and triglyceride (TG) accumulation in 3T3-L1 mature cells in a dose-dependent manner...
January 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096618/evaluation-of-sperm-recovered-after-slaughter-from-cauda-epididymides-of-red-sokoto-bucks
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A H Abu, A I Kisani, T Ahemen
AIM: Viable spermatozoa could be recovered from the cauda epididymides for the purpose of preservation of genetic material of male animals with desirable traits and for use in reproductive biotechnology. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of storage time on testicular and epididymal biometry, sperm reserves and epididymal sperm characteristics of red Sokoto bucks post mortem. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Testes-epididymides were collected immediately after slaughter of mature red Sokoto bucks and transported in ice chest to the laboratory...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093090/potential-involvement-of-dietary-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-impairment-of-skeletal-muscle-growth-and-muscle-contractile-function-in-mice
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Tatsuro Egawa, Satoshi Tsuda, Ayumi Goto, Yoshitaka Ohno, Shingo Yokoyama, Katsumasa Goto, Tatsuya Hayashi
Diets enriched with advanced glycation end products (AGE) have recently been related to muscle dysfunction processes. However, it remains unclear whether long-term exposure to an AGE-enriched diet impacts physiological characteristics of skeletal muscles. Therefore, we explored the differences in skeletal muscle mass, contractile function and molecular responses between mice receiving a diet high in AGE (H-AGE) and low in AGE (L-AGE) for 16 weeks. There were no significant differences between L-AGE and H-AGE mice with regard to body weight, food intake or epididymal fat pad weight...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090143/acute-exercise-regulates-adipogenic-gene-expression-in-white-adipose-tissue
#4
Y Shen, H Zhou, W Jin, H J Lee
White adipose tissue expansion is associated with both hypertrophy and hyperplasia of adipocytes. Exercise training results in adipocyte hypotrophy by activating lipolysis, but it is poorly understood whether exercise regulates adipogenesis by altering adipogenic gene expression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single bout of swimming exercise on adipogenic gene expression in white adipose tissue (WAT). Male C57BL/6J mice were divided into two groups: a sedentary control group and a 120-minute swimming exercise group...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089828/nitrite-increases-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-and-islet-insulin-content-in-obese-type-2-diabetic-male-rats
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Sevda Gheibi, Fatemeh Bakhtiarzadeh, Sajad Jeddi, Khadijeh Farrokhfall, Homeira Zardooz, Asghar Ghasemi
PURPOSE: Reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) is associated with pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Nitrite can act as a substrate for generation of systemic NO. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of nitrite administration on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and islet insulin content in obese type 2 diabetic rats. METHODS: Male rats were divided into 4 groups: Control, control + nitrite, diabetes, and diabetes + nitrite. Sodium nitrite (50 mg/L in drinking water) was administered for 8 weeks...
January 9, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089362/clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-oral-levofloxacin-and-sitafloxacin-in%C3%A2-epididymal-tissue
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Takuya Sadahira, Koichiro Wada, Kazuro Ikawa, Norifumi Morikawa, Hiroaki Kurahashi, Takashi Yoshioka, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Motoo Araki, Ayano Ishii, Masami Watanabe, Shinya Uehara, Toyohiko Watanabe, Yasutomo Nasu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the penetration of fluoroquinolones into human epididymal tissue. METHODS: The penetration of levofloxacin (LVFX) 500 mg or sitafloxacin (STFX) 100 mg into epididymal tissue was examined. Patients with prostate cancer who were referred for orchiectomy were included. LVFX 500 mg (n = 9) or STFX 100 mg (n = 9) was administered orally 1 h before orchiectomy, and 0.5 g of epididymal tissue and blood samples were collected simultaneously during surgery...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086886/biochemical-mechanism-underlying-hypertriglyceridemia-and-hepatic-steatosis-hepatomegaly-induced-by-acute-schisandrin-b-treatment-in-mice
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Yi Zhang, Jing Zhao, Shu-Feng Zhou, Zhi-Ling Yu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Pei-Li Zhu, Zhu-Sheng Chu, Si-Yuan Pan, Ming Xie, Kam-Ming Ko
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that acute oral administration of schisandrin B (Sch B), an active dibenzocyclooctadiene isolated from Schisandrae Fructus (a commonly used traditional Chinese herb), increased serum and hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels and hepatic mass in mice. The present study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanism underlying the Sch B-induced hypertriglyceridemia, hepatic steatosis and hepatomegaly. METHODS: Male ICR mice were given a single oral dose of Sch B (0...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086774/androgenic-effects-of-aqueous-and-methanolic-extracts-of-ficus-asperifolia-in-male-wistar-rats
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Pierre Watcho, Hermine Meli Watio, Modeste Wankeu-Nya, Esther Ngadjui, Patrick Deeh Defo, Pepin Alango Nkeng-Efouet, Telesphore Benoit Nguelefack, Albert Kamanyi
BACKGROUND: Androgen deficiency is a clinical syndrome resulting from the inability of the testes to produce physiological levels of testosterone due to a disturbance occurring at one or more levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the androgenic properties of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Ficus asperifolia on normal and castrated immature rats. METHODS: Normal rats were treated either per os with aqueous or methanolic extract of Ficus asperifolia (100 mg/kg or 500 mg/kg b...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076602/incidence-of-y-chromosome-microdeletions-in-children-whose-fathers-underwent-vasectomy-reversal-or-in-vitro-fertilization-with-epididymal-sperm-aspiration-a-case-control-study
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Milton Ghirelli-Filho, Patricia Leme de Marchi, Fernanda Abani Mafra, Viviane Cavalcanti, Denise Maria Christofolini, Caio Parente Barbosa, Bianca Bianco, Sidney Glina
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of Y-chromosome microdeletions in individuals born from vasectomized fathers who underwent vasectomy reversal or in vitro fertilization with sperm retrieval by epididymal aspiration (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration). Methods: A case-control study comprising male children of couples in which the man had been previously vasectomized and chose vasectomy reversal (n=31) or in vitro fertilization with sperm retrieval by percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (n=30) to conceive new children, and a Control Group of male children of fertile men who had programmed vasectomies (n=60)...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074058/intracellular-atp-in-balance-of-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-cytokines-in-adipose-tissue-with-and-without-tissue-expansion
#10
J H Lee, Y Zhang, Z Zhao, X Ye, X Zhang, H Wang, J Ye
OBJECTIVES: To understand the mechanism of white fat expansion in the presence of inflammation, we examined the balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in epididymal fat during weight gain in DIO mice. METHODS: The pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines were examined in white fat of diet-induced obese mice and lean mice. The mechanism of gene expression was investigated with a focus on intracellular ATP (iATP). ATP activity was tested in cellular and non-cellular systems in activation of serine kinases (IKKβ, JNK and ERK)...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073201/azoospermic-patient-s-treatment-an-experience-of-a-pma-hospital-unit-and-role-of-ultrasonography
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Paolo Panella, Pietro Pepe, Placido Borzì, Maria Elena Vento, Michele Pennisi, Paolo Scollo
INTRODUCTION: Azoospermia causes about 10% of male infertility and the best therapeutic option is the retrieval of sperm from testis or epididymis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From Juanary 2008 to June 2016, 92 men (median 36 years; range: 25-54 years) were submitted in 47 cases to TESE (testicular sperm extraction) and in 45 cases to PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration) for secretory and obstructive azoospermia, respectively; moreover, all the patients previously underwent color Doppler ultrasound of the testis and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070102/altered-susceptibility-of-an-obese-rat-model-to-13-week-subchronic-toxicity-induced-by-3-monochloropropane-1-2-diol
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Takeshi Toyoda, Young-Man Cho, Jun-Ichi Akagi, Yasuko Mizuta, Kohei Matsushita, Akiyoshi Nishikawa, Katsumi Imaida, Kumiko Ogawa
3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) is a heat-induced food contaminant that has been shown to be a nongenotoxic renal carcinogen. Although the toxicity of 3-MCPD has been widely investigated for decades, there is a further concern that 3-MCPD might exert more potent toxicity in high-risk population with underlying diseases such as hyperlipidemia associated with obesity. In the present study, we performed a 13-week subchronic toxicity study for 3-MCPD using an obesity rat model to investigate the differences in susceptibility between obese and normal individuals...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069536/m2-macrophages-infusion-ameliorates-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-by-remodeling-inflammatory-macrophages-homeostasis-in-obese-mice
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Qi Zhang, Haojie Hao, Zongyan Xie, Yu Cheng, Yaqi Yin, Min Xie, Hong Huang, Jieqing Gao, Hongyu Liu, Chuan Tong, Li Zang, Yiming Mu, Weidong Han
OBJECTIVE: The role of M2 macrophages infusion in dealing with obesity is still little known. In this study, the therapeutic effects of M2 macrophages infusion were investigated. METHODS: High fat diet (HFD) was used to induce obesity in C57BL/6N mice. 5 × 10(5) M2 macrophages, derived from the bone marrow, were injected into obese mice through the tail vein twice with an interval of one week. RESULTS: One week after the second injection, weight of inguinal adipose pad was significantly decreased...
January 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065536/a-rare-case-of-epididymal-metastasis-after-radical-prostatectomy-detected-by-68ga-psma-pet-ct
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Giulia Polverari, Francesco Ceci, Tiziano Graziani, Cesare Cozzarini, Paolo Castellucci, Stefano Fanti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062807/junctional-adhesion-molecule-a-expression-in-the-murine-epididymal-tract-and-accessory-organs-and-acquisition-by-maturing-sperm
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Kathie Z Wu, Kun Li, Deni S Galileo, Patricia A Martin-DeLeon
STUDY QUESTION: Is junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A), a sperm protein essential for normal motility, expressed in the murine post-testicular pathway and involved in sperm maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: JAM-A is present in the prostate and seminal vesicles and in all three regions of the epididymis where it is secreted in epididymosomes in the luminal fluid and can be delivered to sperm in vitro. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: JAM-A shares with the plasma membrane Ca(2+)ATPase 4 (PMCA4, the major Ca(2+) efflux pump in murine sperm) a common interacting partner, CASK (Ca(2+)/CaM-dependent serine kinase)...
January 6, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062507/brown-adipose-tissue-regulates-small-artery-function-through-nadph-oxidase-4-derived-hydrogen-peroxide-and-redox-sensitive-protein-kinase-g-1%C3%AE
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Malou Friederich-Persson, Aurelie Nguyen Dinh Cat, Patrik Persson, Augusto C Montezano, Rhian M Touyz
OBJECTIVE: Biomedical interest in brown adipose tissue (BAT) has increased since the discovery of functionally active BAT in adult humans. Although white adipose tissue (WAT) influences vascular function, vascular effects of BAT are elusive. Thus, we investigated the regulatory role and putative vasoprotective effects of BAT, focusing on hydrogen peroxide, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 4 (Nox4), and redox-sensitive signaling. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Vascular reactivity was assessed in wild-type and Nox4-knockout mice (Nox4(-/-)) by wire myography in the absence and presence of perivascular adipose tissue of different phenotypes from various adipose depots: (1) mixed WAT/BAT (inguinal adipose tissue) and (2) WAT (epididymal visceral fat) and BAT (intrascapular fat)...
December 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057874/pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates-after-microsurgical-vasoepididymostomy-for-azoospermic-patients-with-epididymal-obstruction
#17
Jing Peng, Zhichao Zhang, Yiming Yuan, Wanshou Cui, Weidong Song
STUDY QUESTION: Can microsurgical vasoepididymostomy (MVE) be an effective treatment for azoospermic men with epididymal obstruction? SUMMARY ANSWER: MVE is an effective treatment for epididymal obstruction, with overall patency and live birth rates of 76.3% and 34.8%, respectively. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: We showed that MVE was an effective treatment for non-vasectomized patients with epididymal obstruction and prior failed sperm retrieval for ICSI...
January 5, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055298/vitamin-d-limits-inflammation-linked-microrna-expression-in-adipocytes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-a-new-mechanism-for-the-regulation-of-inflammation-by-vitamin-d
#18
Esma Karkeni, Lauriane Bonnet, Julie Marcotorchino, Franck Tourniaire, Julien Astier, Jianping Ye, Jean-François Landrier
Inflammation of adipose tissue is believed to be a contributing factor to many chronic diseases associated with obesity. Vitamin D (VD) is now known to limit this metabolic inflammation by decreasing inflammatory marker expression and leukocyte infiltration in adipose tissue. In this study, we investigated the impact of VD on microRNA (miR) expression in inflammatory conditions in human and mouse adipocytes, using high-throughput methodology (miRNA PCR arrays). Firstly, we identified three miRs (miR-146a, miR-150, and miR-155) positively regulated by TNFα in human adipocytes...
January 5, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055105/restoration-of-perivascular-adipose-tissue-function-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-without-changing-bodyweight
#19
Ning Xia, Sabrina Weisenburger, Egon Koch, Martin Burkart, Gisela Reifenberg, Ulrich Förstermann, Huige Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We have recently shown that a reduced function of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in the perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) contributes crucially to obesity-induced vascular dysfunction in mice. The current study was conducted to test the hypothesis that vascular dysfunction in obesity can be reversed by in vivo improvement of PVAT eNOS activity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Male C57BL/6 J mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 22 weeks to induce obesity...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054299/gastric-plication-improves-glycemia-partly-by-restoring-the-altered-expression-of-aquaglyceroporins-in-adipose-tissue-and-the-liver-in-obese-rats
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Leire Méndez-Giménez, Sara Becerril, Rafael Moncada, Víctor Valentí, Secundino Fernández, Beatriz Ramírez, Victoria Catalán, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Graça Soveral, María M Malagón, Carlos Diéguez, Amaia Rodríguez, Gema Frühbeck
BACKGROUND: Gastric plication is a minimally invasive bariatric surgical procedure, where the greater curvature is plicated inside the gastric lumen. Our aims were to analyze the effectiveness of gastric plication on the resolution of obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, and fatty liver in an experimental model of diet-induced obesity (DIO) and to evaluate changes in glycerol metabolism, a key substrate for adiposity and gluconeogenesis, in adipose tissue and the liver. METHODS: Male Wistar DIO rats (n = 58) were subjected to surgical (sham operation and gastric plication) or dietary interventions [fed a normal diet (ND) or high-fat diet (HFD) or pair-fed to the amount of food eaten by gastric-plicated animals]...
January 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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