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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223503/mitochondrial-energy-deficiency-leads-to-hyperproliferation-of-skeletal-muscle-mitochondria-and-enhanced-insulin-sensitivity
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Ryan M Morrow, Martin Picard, Olga Derbeneva, Jeremy Leipzig, Meagan J McManus, Gilles Gouspillou, Sébastien Barbat-Artigas, Carlos Dos Santos, Russell T Hepple, Deborah G Murdock, Douglas C Wallace
Diabetes is associated with impaired glucose metabolism in the presence of excess insulin. Glucose and fatty acids provide reducing equivalents to mitochondria to generate energy, and studies have reported mitochondrial dysfunction in type II diabetes patients. If mitochondrial dysfunction can cause diabetes, then we hypothesized that increased mitochondrial metabolism should render animals resistant to diabetes. This was confirmed in mice in which the heart-muscle-brain adenine nucleotide translocator isoform 1 (ANT1) was inactivated...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212318/alcohol-%C3%A2-adipose%C3%A2-tissue%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-lipid%C3%A2-dysregulation
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Jennifer L Steiner, Charles H Lang
Chronic alcohol consumption perturbs lipid metabolism as it increases adipose tissue lipolysis and leads to ectopic fat deposition within the liver and the development of alcoholic fatty liver disease. In addition to the recognition of the role of adipose tissue derived fatty acids in liver steatosis, alcohol also impacts other functions of adipose tissue and lipid metabolism. Lipid balance in response to long-term alcohol intake favors adipose tissue loss and fatty acid efflux as lipolysis is upregulated and lipogenesis is either slightly decreased or unchanged...
February 16, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209760/glucoraphanin-ameliorates-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-through-adipose-tissue-browning-and-reduction-of-metabolic-endotoxemia-in-mice
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Naoto Nagata, Liang Xu, Susumu Kohno, Yusuke Ushida, Yudai Aoki, Ryohei Umeda, Nobuo Fuke, Fen Zhuge, Yinhua Ni, Mayumi Nagashimada, Chiaki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Shuichi Kaneko, Tsuguhito Ota
Low-grade sustained inflammation links obesity to insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, therapeutic approaches to improve systemic energy balance and chronic inflammation in obesity are limited. Pharmacological activation of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) alleviates obesity and insulin resistance in mice; however, Nrf2 inducers are not clinically available owing to safety concerns. Thus, we examined whether dietary glucoraphanin, a stable precursor of the Nrf2 inducer sulforaphane, ameliorates systemic energy balance, chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and NAFLD in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199304/adipose-derived-circulating-mirnas-regulate-gene-expression-in-other-tissues
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Thomas Thomou, Marcelo A Mori, Jonathan M Dreyfuss, Masahiro Konishi, Masaji Sakaguchi, Christian Wolfrum, Tata Nageswara Rao, Jonathon N Winnay, Ruben Garcia-Martin, Steven K Grinspoon, Phillip Gorden, C Ronald Kahn
Adipose tissue is a major site of energy storage and has a role in the regulation of metabolism through the release of adipokines. Here we show that mice with an adipose-tissue-specific knockout of the microRNA (miRNA)-processing enzyme Dicer (ADicerKO), as well as humans with lipodystrophy, exhibit a substantial decrease in levels of circulating exosomal miRNAs. Transplantation of both white and brown adipose tissue-brown especially-into ADicerKO mice restores the level of numerous circulating miRNAs that are associated with an improvement in glucose tolerance and a reduction in hepatic Fgf21 mRNA and circulating FGF21...
February 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183446/genetic-ablation-of-phosphatidylcholine-transfer-protein-stard2-in-ob-ob-mice-improves-glucose-tolerance-without-increasing-energy-expenditure
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Tibor I Krisko, Katherine B LeClair, David E Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Phosphatidylcholine transfer protein (PC-TP; synonym StarD2) is highly expressed in liver and oxidative tissues. PC-TP promotes hepatic glucose production during fasting and aggravates glucose intolerance in high fat fed mice. However, because PC-TP also suppresses thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT), its direct contribution to obesity-associated diabetes in mice remains unclear. Here we examined the effects of genetic PC-TP ablation on glucose homeostasis in leptin-deficient ob/ob mice, which exhibit both diabetes and altered thermoregulation...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121617/antidiabetic-effect-of-ruta-montana-l-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Omar Farid, Morad Hebi, Mohammed Ajebli, Ahmed El Hidani, Mohamed Eddouks
BACKGROUND: Ruta montana (L.) is known as a medicinal plant with many beneficial effects, including those that can be used in the treatment of diabetes. The objective of the study was to investigate the antidiabetic effect of this plant in diabetic rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study investigated the effects of an aerial part aqueous extract (APAE) of Ruta montana (L.) (RM) at a dose of 5 mg/kg on blood glucose levels in normal and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092745/omija-fruit-ethanol-extract-improves-adiposity-and-related-metabolic-disturbances-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Hyo Jin Park, Hye-Jin Kim, Sang Ryong Kim, Myung-Sook Choi, Un Ju Jung
This study investigated the biological and molecular mechanisms underlying the antiobesity effect of omija fruit ethanol extract (OFE) in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). C57BL/6J mice were fed an HFD (20% fat, w/w) with or without OFE (500 mg/kg body weight) for 16 weeks. Dietary OFE significantly increased brown adipose tissue weight and energy expenditure while concomitantly decreasing white adipose tissue (WAT) weight and adipocyte size by up-regulating the expression of brown fat-selective genes in WAT...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051940/a-maternal-low-fiber-diet-predisposes-offspring-to-improved-metabolic-phenotypes-in-adulthood-in-an-herbivorous-rodent
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Xue-Ying Zhang, Mei-Fang Lou, Wei Shen, Rong-Shu Fu, De-Hua Wang
The maternal or paternal dietary composition can have important effects on various aspects of their offspring's physiology. Studies from animal models and humans showed that a maternal high-fiber diet protected offspring against fat accumulation. However, little is known about how a maternal low-fiber diet modifies the metabolism of offspring in herbivorous rodents. We hypothesized that a maternal low-fiber diet would confer long-lasting beneficial effects on offspring metabolic phenotypes in herbivorous Brandt's vole (Lasiopodomys brandtii)...
January 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009534/ldb1-regulates-energy-homeostasis-during-diet-induced-obesity
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Christine Loyd, Yanping Liu, Teayoun Kim, Cassie Holleman, Jamie Galloway, Maigen Bethea, Benjamin N Ediger, Yawen Tang, Thomas A Swain, Doris A Stoffers, Glenn C Rowe, Martin Young, Chad Steele, Kirk M Habegger, Chad S Hunter
The broadly-expressed transcriptional coregulator, Ldb1, is essential for β-cell development and glucose homeostasis. However, it is unclear whether Ldb1 has metabolic roles beyond the β-cell, especially under metabolic stress. Global Ldb1 deletion results in early embryonic lethality; thus, we utilized global heterozygous Ldb1(+/-) and inducible β-cell-specific Ldb1-deficient (Ldb1(Δβ-cell)) mice. We assessed glucose and insulin tolerance, body composition, feeding, and energy expenditure during high-fat diet exposure...
December 23, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987017/life-in-the-fat-lane-seasonal-regulation-of-insulin-sensitivity-food-intake-and-adipose-biology-in-brown-bears
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K S Rigano, J L Gehring, B D Evans Hutzenbiler, A V Chen, O L Nelson, C A Vella, C T Robbins, H T Jansen
Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) have evolved remarkable metabolic adaptations including enormous fat accumulation during the active season followed by fasting during hibernation. However, these fluctuations in body mass do not cause the same harmful effects associated with obesity in humans. To better understand these seasonal transitions, we performed insulin and glucose tolerance tests in captive grizzly bears, characterized the annual profiles of circulating adipokines, and tested the anorectic effects of centrally administered leptin at different times of the year...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940206/hydroxytyrosol-ameliorates-metabolic-cardiovascular-and-liver-changes-in-a-rat-model-of-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-pharmacological-and-metabolism-based-investigation
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Hemant Poudyal, Nikolaos Lemonakis, Panagiotis Efentakis, Evangelos Gikas, Maria Halabalaki, Ioanna Andreadou, Leandros Skaltsounis, Lindsay Brown
Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of interrelated risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Mediterranean diet has been proposed as an important dietary pattern to confer cardioprotection by attenuating risk factors of metabolic syndrome. Hydroxytyrosol (HT) is present in olive fruit and oil, which are basic constituents of the Mediterranean diet. In this study, we have shown that treatment with HT (20mg/kg/d for 8 weeks) decreased adiposity, improved impaired glucose and insulin tolerance, improved endothelial function with lower systolic blood pressure, decreased left ventricular fibrosis and resultant diastolic stiffness and reduced markers of liver damage in a diet-induced rat model of metabolic syndrome...
December 8, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900258/adipocyte-specific-hypoxia-inducible-gene-2-promotes-fat-deposition-and-diet-induced-insulin-resistance
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Marina T DiStefano, Rachel J Roth Flach, Ozlem Senol-Cosar, Laura V Danai, Joseph V Virbasius, Sarah M Nicoloro, Juerg Straubhaar, Sezin Dagdeviren, Martin Wabitsch, Olga T Gupta, Jason K Kim, Michael P Czech
OBJECTIVE: Adipose tissue relies on lipid droplet (LD) proteins in its role as a lipid-storing endocrine organ that controls whole body metabolism. Hypoxia-inducible Gene 2 (Hig2) is a recently identified LD-associated protein in hepatocytes that promotes hepatic lipid storage, but its role in the adipocyte had not been investigated. Here we tested the hypothesis that Hig2 localization to LDs in adipocytes promotes adipose tissue lipid deposition and systemic glucose homeostasis. METHOD: White and brown adipocyte-deficient (Hig2(fl/fl) × Adiponection cre+) and selective brown/beige adipocyte-deficient (Hig2(fl/fl) × Ucp1 cre+) mice were generated to investigate the role of Hig2 in adipose depots...
December 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862843/elevated-circulating-neuregulin4-level-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Lu-Lu Chen, Miao-Miao Peng, Jiao-Yue Zhang, Xiang Hu, Jie Min, Qiu-Lan Huang, Li-Min Wan
BACKGROUND: Neuregulin4 (Nrg4) is a novel adipokine expressed in adipose tissues, enriched in brown adipose tissue, and able to improve whole-body metabolism in rodent, thus having the potential to treat obesity-associated disorders such as diabetes. However, the association between serum Nrg4 levels and diabetes risk in human remains unclear. This study was designed to examine circulating Nrg4 levels in subjects with different glucose tolerance status. METHODS: Age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched subjects (n = 310: 83 normal glucose tolerance [NGT], 129 prediabetes, and 96 diabetes) from the Risk Evaluation of Cancers in Chinese Diabetic Individuals: A Longitudinal study (Reaction study) were included...
November 8, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832859/dietary-fat-drives-whole-body-insulin-resistance-and-promotes-intestinal-inflammation-independent-of-body-weight-gain
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Benjamin A H Jensen, Thomas S Nielsen, Andreas M Fritzen, Jacob B Holm, Even Fjære, Annette K Serup, Kamil Borkowski, Steve Risis, Simone I Pærregaard, Ida Søgaard, Audrey Poupeau, Michelle Poulsen, Tao Ma, Christian Sina, Bente Kiens, Lise Madsen, Karsten Kristiansen, Jonas T Treebak
BACKGROUND: The obesogenic potential of high-fat diets (HFD) in rodents is attenuated when the protein:carbohydrate ratio is increased. However, it is not known if intake of an HFD irrespective of the protein:carbohydrate ratio and in the absence of weight gain, affects glucose homeostasis and the gut microbiota. METHODS: We fed C57BL6/J mice 3 different HFDs with decreasing protein:carbohydrate ratios for 8weeks and compared the results to a LFD reference group...
December 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814392/gender-specific-mechanisms-underlying-the-amelioration-of-high-fat-diet-induced-glucose-intolerance-in-b-cell-activating-factor-deficient-mice
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Bobae Kim, Chang-Kee Hyun
It has recently been found that B cell activating factor (BAFF) plays an important role in the regulation of energy homeostasis. We also have previously reported that BAFF deficiency reverses high-fat (HF) diet-induced glucose intolerance by potentiating adipose tissue function. In the present study, we found that BAFF deficient (BAFF-/-) mice exhibit gender-specific differences in protection against diet-induced glucose intolerance, and aimed to characterize the gender-dependent molecular alterations in energy metabolism...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804232/obeticholic-acid-improves-adipose-morphometry-and-inflammation-and-reduces-steatosis-in-dietary-but-not-metabolic-obesity-in-mice
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Fahrettin Haczeyni, Laurence Poekes, Hans Wang, Auvro R Mridha, Vanessa Barn, W Geoffrey Haigh, George N Ioannou, Matthew M Yeh, Isabelle A Leclercq, Narcissus C Teoh, Geoffrey C Farrell
OBJECTIVE: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the outcome of interactions between overnutrition, energy metabolism, and adipose function. Obeticholic acid (OCA) improves steatosis in patients but for unknown reasons does not resolve NASH pathology. This study therefore investigated OCA effects in Wt mice, which develop obesity with atherogenic dietary feeding, and appetite-dysregulated, Alms1 mutant foz/foz mice fed the same diet, which develop metabolic obesity and diabetes. METHODS: OCA (1 mg/kg) was administered orally to female foz/foz mice and Wt littermates from weaning until 28 weeks...
January 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803297/defective-adaptive-thermogenesis-contributes-to-metabolic-syndrome-and-liver-steatosis-in-obese-mice
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Laurence Poekes, Vanessa Legry, Olivier Schakman, Christine Detrembleur, Anne Bol, Yves Horsmans, Geoffrey C Farrell, Isabelle A Leclercq
Fatty liver diseases are complications of the metabolic syndrome associated with obesity, insulin resistance and low grade inflammation. Our aim was to uncover mechanisms contributing to hepatic complications in this setting. We used foz/foz mice prone to obesity, insulin resistance and progressive fibrosing NASH. Foz/foz mice are hyperphagic but WT-matched calorie intake failed to protect against obesity, adipose inflammation and glucose intolerance. Obese foz/foz mice had similar physical activity level but reduced energy expenditure...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795551/attenuation-of-diet-induced-obesity-and-induction-of-white-fat-browning-with-a-chemical-inhibitor-of-histone-deacetylases
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A Ferrari, E Fiorino, R Longo, S Barilla, N Mitro, G Cermenati, M Giudici, D Caruso, A Mai, U Guerrini, E De Fabiani, M Crestani
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In the last decade, a strict link between epigenetics and metabolism has been demonstrated. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have emerged as key epigenetic regulators involved in metabolic homeostasis in normal and pathologic conditions. Here we investigated the effect of the class I HDAC inhibitor MS-275 in a model of obesity induced by a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: C57BL6/J male mice were fed HFD for 17 weeks and then randomized in two groups, treated intraperitoneally with vehicle dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) or with the class I selective HDAC inhibitor MS-275 every other day for 22 days...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699262/increased-apoptosis-and-browning-of-tak1-deficient-adipocytes-protects-against-obesity
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Antonia Sassmann-Schweda, Pratibha Singh, Cong Tang, Astrid Wietelmann, Nina Wettschureck, Stefan Offermanns
Obesity is an increasing health problem worldwide, and nonsurgical strategies to treat obesity have remained rather inefficient. We here show that acute loss of TGF-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) in adipocytes results in an increased rate of apoptotic adipocyte death and increased numbers of M2 macrophages in white adipose tissue. Mice with adipocyte-specific TAK1 deficiency have reduced adipocyte numbers and are resistant to obesity induced by a high-fat diet or leptin deficiency. In addition, adipocyte-specific TAK1-deficient mice under a high-fat diet showed increased energy expenditure, which was accompanied by enhanced expression of the uncoupling protein UCP1...
May 19, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695946/browning-of-subcutaneous-fat-and-higher-surface-temperature-in-response-to-phenotype-selection-for-advanced-endurance-exercise-performance-in-male-duhtp-mice
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J Brenmoehl, D Ohde, E Albrecht, C Walz, A Tuchscherer, A Hoeflich
For the assessment of genetic or conditional factors of fat cell browning, novel and polygenic animal models are required. Therefore, the long-term selected polygenic mouse line DUhTP originally established in Dummerstorf for high treadmill performance is used. DUhTP mice are characterized by increased fat accumulation in the sedentary condition and elevated fat mobilization during mild voluntary physical activity. In the present study, the phenotype of fat cell browning of subcutaneous fat and a potential effect on oral glucose tolerance, an indicator of metabolic health, were addressed in DUhTP mice...
February 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
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