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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695642/novel-role-of-autophagy-associated-pik3c3-gene-in-gonadal-white-adipose-tissue-browning-in-aged-c57-bl6-male-mice
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Amiya Kumar Ghosh, Theresa Mau, Martin O'Brien, Raymond Yung
Adipose tissue dysfunction is associated with inflammation, metabolic syndrome and other diseases in aging. Recent work has demonstrated that compromised autophagy activity in aging adipose tissue promotes ER stress responses, contributing to adipose tissue and systemic inflammation in aging. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit type 3 (Pik3c3) is an 887 amino acid lipid kinase that regulates intracellular membrane trafficking and autophagy activity. To address the mechanistic link between autophagy and ER stress response in aging adipose tissue, we generated a line of adipose tissue-specific Pik3c3 knock out (~mutant mice) with the Fabp4 (Fatty acid binding protein 4) promoter driven Cre recombinase system...
April 25, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673543/dihydrocapsiate-supplementation-prevented-high-fat-diet-induced-adiposity-hepatic-steatosis-glucose-intolerance-and-gut-morphological-alterations-in-mice
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Ritesh K Baboota, Pragyanshu Khare, Priyanka Mangal, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Kamlesh K Bhutani, Kanthi K Kondepudi, Jaspreet Kaur, Mahendra Bishnoi
Despite the lipolytic and thermogenic properties of capsaicin, its putative use as a weight-lowering dietary supplement has been limited because of the burning sensation caused by capsaicin when it comes in contact with mucous membranes. A potential alternative to capsaicin are the capsinoids, nonpungent capsaicin analogs that exhibit effects similar to capsaicin. Whereas the antiobesity properties of capsinoids have been reported, the effectiveness of FDA-approved synthetic dihydrocapsiate has not yet been investigated...
March 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663549/ostreolysin-induces-browning-of-adipocytes-and-ameliorates-hepatic-steatosis
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Lili Nimri, Katerina Staikin, Irena Peri, Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Betty Schwartz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with all features of the metabolic syndrome. Deposition of excess triglycerides in liver cells, a hallmark of NAFLD, is associated with loss of insulin sensitivity. Ostreolysin (Oly) is a 15-kDa fungal protein known to interact with cholesterol-enriched raft-like membrane domains. We aim to test whether a recombinant version of Oly (rOly) can induce functional changes in vitro in adipocytes or in vivo in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627378/brown-adipose-tissue-derived-angptl4-controls-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-and-regulates-thermogenesis
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Abhishek K Singh, Binod Aryal, Balkrishna Chaube, Noemi Rotllan, Luis Varela, Tamas L Horvath, Yajaira Suárez, Carlos Fernández-Hernando
OBJECTIVES: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) controls triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TRL) catabolism. This process is mediated by the lipoprotein lipase (LPL), an enzyme that catalyzed the hydrolysis of triglyceride (TAG) in glycerol and fatty acids (FA), which are burned to generate heat. LPL activity is regulated by angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), a secretory protein produced in adipose tissues (AT), liver, kidney, and muscle. While the role of ANGPTL4 in regulating lipoprotein metabolism is well established, the specific contribution of BAT derived ANGPTL4 in controlling lipid and glucose homeostasis is not well understood...
March 29, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599711/administration-of-the-antioxidant-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-pregnant-mice-has-long-term-positive-effects-on-metabolic-and-behavioral-endpoints-of-male-and-female-offspring-prenatally-exposed-to-a-high-fat-diet
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Alessandra Berry, Veronica Bellisario, Pamela Panetta, Carla Raggi, Maria C Magnifico, Marzia Arese, Francesca Cirulli
A growing body of evidence suggests the consumption of high-fat diet (HFD) during pregnancy to model maternal obesity and the associated increase in oxidative stress (OS), might act as powerful prenatal stressors, leading to adult stress-related metabolic or behavioral disorders. We hypothesized that administration of antioxidants throughout gestation might counteract the negative effects of prenatal exposure to metabolic challenges (maternal HFD feeding during pregnancy) on the developing fetus. In this study, female C57BL/6J mice were fed HFD for 13 weeks (from 5-weeks of age until delivery) and were exposed to the N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) antioxidant from 10-weeks of age until right before delivery...
2018: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589625/long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-extensively-hydrolyzed-casein-induced-browning-in-a-ucp-1-reporter-mouse-model-of-obesity
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Liufeng Mao, Jiwen Lei, Marieke H Schoemaker, Bingxiu Ma, Yan Zhong, Tim T Lambers, Eric A F Van Tol, Yulai Zhou, Tao Nie, Donghai Wu
Browning in adipose tissues, which can be affected by diet, may mitigate the detrimental effects of adiposity and improve longer-term metabolic health. Here, browning-inducing effects of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, e.g., arachidonic acid (ARA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and extensively hydrolyzed casein (eHC) were investigated in uncoupling protein 1 (Ucp-1) reporter mice. To address the overall functionality, their potential role in supporting a healthy metabolic profile under obesogenic dietary challenges later in life was evaluated...
March 28, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574752/whole-body-arhgap21-reduction-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-high-fat-diet-obese-mice
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Gabriela M Soares, Lucas Zangerolamo, Elis G Azevedo, Jose M Costa-Júnior, Everardo M Carneiro, Sara T Saad, Antonio C Boschero, Helena C Barbosa-Sampaio
GTPase activating proteins (GAPs) are ubiquitously expressed, and their role in cellular adhesion and membrane traffic processes have been well described. TBC1D1, which is a Rab-GAP, is necessary for adequate glucose uptake by muscle cells, whereas increased TCGAP, which is a Rho-GAP, decreases GLUT4 translocation, and consequently glucose uptake in adipocytes. Here, we assessed the possible involvement of ARHGAP21, a Rho-GAP protein, in glucose homeostasis. For this purpose, wild type mice and ARHGAP21 transgenic whole-body gene-deficiency mice (heterozygous mice, expressing approximately 50% of ARHGAP21) were fed either chow (Ctl and Het) or high-fat diet (Ctl-HFD and Het-HFD)...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567992/crotamine-induces-browning-of-adipose-tissue-and-increases-energy-expenditure-in-mice
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Marcelo P Marinovic, Joana D Campeiro, Sunamita C Lima, Andrea L Rocha, Marcela B Nering, Eduardo B Oliveira, Marcelo A Mori, Mirian A F Hayashi
Crotamine, originally isolated from rattlesnake venom, has been extensively studied due to its pleiotropic biological properties, and special attention has been paid to its antitumor activity. However, long-term treatment with crotamine was accompanied by a reduction in animal body weight gain and by increases in glucose tolerance. As cancer is commonly associated with cachexia, to preclude the possible cancer cachexia-like effect of crotamine, herein this polypeptide was administered in healthy wild-type C57/BL6 mice by the oral route daily, for 21 days...
March 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549244/effects-of-sildenafil-treatment-on-thermogenesis-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Kornelia Johann, Marlen Colleen Reis, Lisbeth Harder, Beate Herrmann, Sogol Gachkar, Jens Mittag, Rebecca Oelkrug
Stimulation of thermogenic pathways appears to be a promising approach to find new ways of tackling metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2. Thermogenic, weight reducing and insulin sensitizing effects of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE 5) inhibitors have recently been postulated, suggesting that modulators of endogenous cGMP signaling have the therapeutic potential to treat metabolic disorders. However, most studies have been performed in vitro or in animals that were not glucose intolerant. We, thus, aimed to test the metabolic effects of the PDE 5 inhibitor sildenafil by treating diet-induced obese (DIO) mice orally for 8 days...
March 13, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527793/identification-of-immunohistochemical-localization-of-irisin-in-the-dwarf-hamster-phodopus-roborovskii-tissues
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F M Gür, S Timurkaan, B Gençer Tarakçi, M H Yalçin, Z E Özkan, S B Baygeldi, S Yilmaz, H Eröksüz
Irisin is mainly secreted by heart and skeletal muscle cells. It is an exercise-induced protein that converts white adipose tissue to brown. Increased irisin expression was lead to weight loss and improved glucose tolerance. We investigated irisin immunoreactivity in various tissues of the dwarf hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii). Tissues were processed, embedded in paraffin, sectioned at 5 μm and stained immunohistochemically for irisin. In the retina, irisin was found almost all layers, except outer nuclear layer...
April 2018: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523786/cdk6-inhibits-white-to-beige-fat-transition-by-suppressing-runx1
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Xiaoli Hou, Yongzhao Zhang, Wei Li, Alexander J Hu, Chi Luo, Wenhui Zhou, Jamie K Hu, Stefano G Daniele, Jinfeng Wang, Jinghao Sheng, Yongsheng Fan, Andrew S Greenberg, Stephen R Farmer, Miaofen G Hu
Whereas white adipose tissue depots contribute to the development of metabolic diseases, brown and beige adipose tissue has beneficial metabolic effects. Here we show that CDK6 regulates beige adipocyte formation. We demonstrate that mice lacking the CDK6 protein or its kinase domain (K43M) exhibit significant increases beige cell formation, enhanced energy expenditure, better glucose tolerance, and improved insulin sensitivity, and are more resistant to high-fat diet-induced obesity. Re-expression of CDK6 in Cdk6 -/- mature or precursor cells, or ablation of RUNX1 in K43M mature or precursor cells, reverses these phenotypes...
March 9, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515462/amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-regulates-energy-metabolism-through-modulating-thermogenesis-in-adipose-tissue
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Lingyan Wu, Lina Zhang, Bohan Li, Haowen Jiang, Yanan Duan, Zhifu Xie, Lin Shuai, Jia Li, Jingya Li
Obesity occurs when excess energy accumulates in white adipose tissue (WAT), whereas brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is specialized in dissipating energy through thermogenesis, potently counteracts obesity. White adipocytes can be converted to thermogenic "brown-like" cells (beige cells; WAT browning) under various stimuli, such as cold exposure. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a crucial energy sensor that regulates energy metabolism in multiple tissues. However, the role of AMPK in adipose tissue function, especially in the WAT browning process, is not fully understood...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496744/loss-of-ocab-prevents-age-induced-fat-accretion-and-insulin-resistance-by-altering-b-lymphocyte-transition-and-promoting-energy-expenditure
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Sophie Carter, Stéphanie Miard, Alexandre Caron, Sandrine Sallé-Lefort, Philippe St-Pierre, Fernando Forato Anhê, Emilie Lavoie-Charland, Pascale Blais-Lecours, Marie-Claude Drolet, Julie S Lefebvre, Julie Lacombe, Yves Deshaies, Jacques Couet, Mathieu Laplante, Mathieu Ferron, Yohan Bossé, André Marette, Denis Richard, David Marsolais, Frédéric Picard
The current demographic shift toward an aging population has led to a robust increase in the prevalence of age-associated metabolic disorders. Interestingly, recent studies have demonstrated that the etiology of obesity-related insulin resistance developed upon aging differs from that induced by high-calorie diets. Whereas the role of adaptive immunity on the changes in energy metabolism driven by nutritional challenges has gained attention in the past years, its impact upon aging remains mostly unknown. Here, we found that follicular B2 lymphocytes and expression levels of the B cell-specific transcriptional coactivator OcaB increase with age in spleen and in intra-abdominal epididymal white adipose tissue (eWAT), concomitantly with higher circulating levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and impaired glucose homeostasis...
March 1, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486523/intestine-farnesoid-x-receptor-agonist-and-the-gut-microbiota-activate-g-protein-bile-acid-receptor-1-signaling-to-improve-metabolism
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Preeti Pathak, Xie Cen, Robert G Nichols, Jessica M Ferrell, Shannon Boehme, Kristopher W Krausz, Andrew D Patterson, Frank J Gonzalez, John Y L Chiang
Bile acids activate farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and G protein-coupled bile acid receptor-1 (Gpbar-1, aka TGR5) to regulate bile acid metabolism and glucose and insulin sensitivity. FXR and TGR5 are co-expressed in the enteroendocrine L cells but their roles in integrated regulation of metabolism are not completely understood. We reported recently that activation of FXR induces TGR5 to stimulate glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion to improve insulin sensitivity and hepatic metabolism. In this study, we used the intestine-restricted FXR agonist fexaramine (FEX) to study the effect of activation of intestinal FXR on the gut microbiome, bile acid metabolism, and FXR and TGR5 signaling...
February 27, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467670/zinc-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-is-associated-with-obesity-in-chinese-people-and-hfd-induced-obese-mice
#15
Meijuan Liu, Huijuan Zhu, Yufei Dai, Hui Pan, Naishi Li, Linjie Wang, Hongbo Yang, Kemin Yan, Fengying Gong
Zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG) plays an important role in the regulation of body weight, body fat, and glucose metabolism. In this study, we first measured ZAG levels in serum and ZAG mRNA levels in subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) among overweight/obese patients and lean control subjects. Second, we investigated the effects of ZAG administration on the body weight, body fat and glucose metabolism of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese ICR mice and the possible mechanisms involved. The results showed that serum ZAG and mRNA levels in sWAT were significantly decreased in overweight/obese patients and that both showed a negative association with body mass index (BMI) and body weight after adjustment for age and sex...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438845/-brain-over-body-a-study-on-the-willful-regulation-of-autonomic-function-during-cold-exposure
#16
Otto Muzik, Kaice T Reilly, Vaibhav A Diwadkar
The defense of body temperature against environmental thermal challenges is a core objective of homeostatic regulation governed by the autonomic nervous system. Autonomous mechanisms of thermoregulation are only weakly affected by top-down modulation, allowing only transient tolerance for extreme cold. There is however, anecdotal evidence of a unique set of individuals known for extreme cold tolerance. Here we present a case study of a 57-year old Dutch national, Wim Hof, the so-called "Iceman", with the ability to withstand frequent prolonged periods of extreme cold exposure based on the practice of a self-developed technique involving a combination of forced breathing, cold exposure and meditation (collectively referred to as the Wim Hof Method, henceforth "WHM")...
May 15, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414686/kynurenic-acid-and-gpr35-regulate-adipose-tissue-energy-homeostasis-and-inflammation
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Leandro Z Agudelo, Duarte M S Ferreira, Igor Cervenka, Galyna Bryzgalova, Shamim Dadvar, Paulo R Jannig, Amanda T Pettersson-Klein, Tadepally Lakshmikanth, Elahu G Sustarsic, Margareta Porsmyr-Palmertz, Jorge C Correia, Manizheh Izadi, Vicente Martínez-Redondo, Per M Ueland, Øivind Midttun, Zachary Gerhart-Hines, Petter Brodin, Teresa Pereira, Per-Olof Berggren, Jorge L Ruas
The role of tryptophan-kynurenine metabolism in psychiatric disease is well established, but remains less explored in peripheral tissues. Exercise training activates kynurenine biotransformation in skeletal muscle, which protects from neuroinflammation and leads to peripheral kynurenic acid accumulation. Here we show that kynurenic acid increases energy utilization by activating G protein-coupled receptor Gpr35, which stimulates lipid metabolism, thermogenic, and anti-inflammatory gene expression in adipose tissue...
February 6, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414510/adiponectin-as-lncrna-inhibits-adipogenesis-by-transferring-from-nucleus-to-cytoplasm-and-attenuating-adiponectin-mrna-translation
#18
Rui Cai, Yunmei Sun, Naren Qimuge, Guoqiang Wang, Yingqian Wang, Guiyan Chu, Taiyong Yu, Gongshe Yang, Weijun Pang
Adiponectin (AdipoQ) is an adipocyte-derived hormone with positive function on systemic glucose and lipid metabolism. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) is emerging as a vital regulator of adipogenesis. However, AdipoQ-related lncRNAs in lipid metabolism have not been explored. Here, AdipoQ antisense (AS) lncRNA was first identified, and we further found that it inhibited adipogenesis. The half-life of AdipoQ AS lncRNA was 10 h, whereas that of AdipoQ mRNA was 4 h. During adipogenic differentiation, AdipoQ AS lncRNA translocated from nucleus to cytoplasm...
April 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408836/pathophysiological-response-to-burn-injury-in-adults
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Mile Stanojcic, Abdikarim Abdullahi, Sarah Rehou, Alexandra Parousis, Marc G Jeschke
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the hypermetabolic, and inflammatory trajectories in burned adults to gain insight into the pathophysiological alterations and outcomes after injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Burn injury leads to a complex response that is associated with hypermetabolism, morbidity, and mortality. The underlying pathophysiology and the correlations between humoral changes and organ function have not been well delineated in adult burn patients...
March 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351550/differential-actions-of-ppar-%C3%AE-and-ppar-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-on-beige-adipocyte-formation-a-study-in-the-subcutaneous-white-adipose-tissue-of-obese-male-mice
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Tamiris Lima Rachid, Flavia Maria Silva-Veiga, Francielle Graus-Nunes, Isabele Bringhenti, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Vanessa Souza-Mello
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity compromises adipocyte physiology. PPARs are essential to adipocyte plasticity, but its isolated role in the browning phenomenon is not clear. This study aimed to examine whether activation of PPAR-α or PPAR-β/δ could induce beige cell depots in the subcutaneous white adipose tissue of diet-induced obese mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty animals were randomly assigned to receive a control diet (C, 10% lipids) or a high-fat diet (HF, 50% lipids) for ten weeks...
2018: PloS One
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