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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526951/pyrocincholic-acid-3%C3%AE-o-%C3%AE-d-quinovopyranosyl-28-o-%C3%AE-d-glucopyranoside-suppresses-adipogenesis-and-regulates-lipid-metabolism-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#1
Li Peng, Yanting Lu, Yuhui Xu, Jing Hu, Fang Wang, Yumei Zhang, Wenyong Xiong
Obesity is crucially involved in many metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Regulating the number or size of adipocytes has been suggested to be a potential treatment for obesity. In this study, we investigated the effect of pyrocincholic acid 3β-O-β-D-quinovopyranosyl-28-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (PAQG), a 27-nor-oleanolic acid saponin extracted from Metadina trichotoma, on adipogenesis and lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes were incubated with vehicle or PAQG for 6 days in differentiation process...
May 19, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524014/composition-and-enzymatic-activity-in-bulk-milk-from-dairy-farms-with-conventional-or-robotic-milking-systems
#2
Monika Johansson, Åse Lundh, Ruben de Vries, Kerstin Svennersten Sjaunja
The objective of the studies reported in this research communication was to investigate differences in composition and enzymatic activities in bulk milk samples provided from Swedish dairy farms with different management systems, i.e. automated (AMS) and conventional milking systems (CMS). A bulk milk sample was collected from each of 104 dairy farms, 51 using AMS and 53 using CMS, located in the same geographical region. Sampling took place within two consecutive days during the indoor period (October). Milk samples were analysed for contents of total fat and protein, free fatty acids (FFA), caseins and whey proteins, somatic cell count (SCC), pH, plasmin and plasminogen derived activities, and total proteolysis...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523459/plasma-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-b-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-with-the-first-phase-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-function-of-%C3%AE-cell
#3
J Wu, H Wei, H Qu, Z Feng, J Long, Q Ge, H Deng
PURPOSE: To detect plasma vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) in individuals with different glucose tolerance and investigate the relationship between plasma VEGF-B levels and the first phase of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 45 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), 37 patients with impaired glucose regulation (IGR), and 39 Normal glucose tolerance (NGT) subjects, all of whom underwent intravenous glucose tolerance test...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521865/exaggerated-glucagon-responses-to-hypoglycemia-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#4
Susan Sam, Priyathama Vellanki, Sudha K Yalamanchi, Richard N Bergman, Andrea Dunaif
CONTEXT: Premenopausal women have blunted counter-regulatory hormone responses (CRR) to hypoglycemia compared to men. Postmenopausal women have CRR similar to men; the premenopausal pattern can be restored by estrogen. However, glucagon and pancreatic polypeptide (PP) responses remain lower in postmenopausal women than in men. Since hyperandrogenemia contributes to the metabolic phenotype of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), we hypothesize that CRR to hypoglycemia especially of glucagon and PP is exaggerated in premenopausal women with PCOS compared to premenopausal control women...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520897/alpha-linolenic-acid-protects-the-developmental-capacity-of-bovine-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-matured-under-lipotoxic-conditions-in-vitro
#5
W F A Marei, J De Bie, O Mohey-Elsaeed, E Wydooghe, P E J Bols, J L M R Leroy
Elevated concentrations of free fatty acids (FFAs), predominantly palmitic, stearic and oleic acids (PSO), exert detrimental effects on oocyte developmental competence. This study examined the effects of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) during in vitro oocyte maturation (IVM) in the presence of PSO on subsequent embryo development and quality, and the cellular mechanisms that might be involved. Bovine cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were supplemented during IVM with ALA (50 μM), PSO (425 μM), or PSO+ALA...
May 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515384/physicochemical-and-antioxidant-properties-of-rice-bran-oils-produced-from-colored-rice-using-different-extraction-methods
#6
Sukanya Mingyai, Aikkarach Kettawan, Khongsak Srikaeo, Riantong Singanusong
This study investigated the physicochemical and antioxidant properties of rice bran oil (RBO) produced from the bran of three rice varities; Khao Dawk Mali 105 (white rice), Red Jasmine rice (red rice) and Hom-nin rice (black rice) using three extraction methods including cold-press extraction (CPE), solvent extraction (SE) and supercritical CO2 extraction (SC-CO2). Yields, color, acid value (AV), free fatty acid (FFA), peroxide value (PV), iodine value (IV), total phenolic compound (TPC), γ-oryzanol, α-tocopherol and fatty acid profile were analyzed...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513986/pleiotropic-effects-of-chronic-phorbol-ester-treatment-to-improve-glucose-transport-in-insulin-resistant-cardiomyocytes
#7
Christelle Viglino, Bahareh Khoramdin, Guillaume Praplan, Christophe Montessuit
Stimulation of glucose transport is an important determinant of myocardial susceptibility to ischemia and reperfusion. Stimulation of glucose transport is markedly impaired in cardiomyocytes exposed to free fatty acids (FFA). Deactivation of the Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) by FFA contributes to glucose transport impairment, and could be corrected by chronic treatment with the phorbol ester TPA. However, TPA must have effects in addition to FAK reactivation to restore stimulated glucose transport. Chronic treatment with TPA improved basal and stimulated glucose transport in FFA-exposed, but not in control cardiomyocytes...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512733/a-lipidomic-cell-based-assay-for-studying-drug-induced-phospholipidosis-and-steatosis
#8
Juan Carlos García-Cañaveras, Manuel David Peris-Díaz, M Isabel Alcoriza, Manuela Cerdán-Calero, M Teresa Donato, Agustín Lahoz
Phospholipidosis and steatosis are two toxic effects, which course with overaccumulation of different classes of lipids in the liver. MS-based lipidomics has become a powerful tool for the comprehensive determination of lipids. LC-MS lipid profiling of HepG2 cells is proposed as an in vitro assay to study and anticipate phospholipidosis and steatosis. Cells with and without pre-incubation with a mixture of free fatty acids (FFA) (i.e., oleic and palmitic) were exposed to a set of well-known steatogenic and phospholipidogenic compounds...
May 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507283/mir-149-compromises-the-reactions-of-liver-cells-to-fatty-acid-via-its-polymorphism-and-increases-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-risk-by-targeting-methylene-tetrahydrofolate-reductase-mthfr
#9
Xianchao An, Zonglin Yang, Zhengzhuang An
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a worldwide health problem, and microRNA (miRNA) has been reported to be involved in NAFLD. The objective of our study was to explore the effect of polymorphism in miR-149 on the pathogenesis of NAFLD. MATERIAL AND METHODS Real-time PCR was performed to explore the effect of long-chain fatty acid (FFA) on the level of miR-149 and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). Then in-silicon analysis and luciferase assay were investigated to verify MTHFR was the target gene of miR-149...
May 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502548/lifelong-limb-preservation-a-patient-centered-description-of-lower-extremity-arterial-reconstruction-outcomes
#10
Katie E Shean, Peter A Soden, Marc L Schermerhorn, Sara L Zettervall, Sarah E Deery, Jeremy D Darling, Allen Hamdan, Frank W LoGerfo
BACKGROUND: Life expectancy is short for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), many of whom may fear amputation more than death. In light of the reduced life expectancy of these patients, the traditional 5-year freedom from amputation (FFA) statistic may not accurately address their concern. We developed a more relevant patient-centered calculation of major amputation risk during a patient's remaining lifetime to better answer the question, Will I ever lose my leg? METHODS: We identified all limbs undergoing first-time intervention for CLI in a large institutional database from 2005 to 2013...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500244/tamoxifen-reduces-hepatic-vldl-production-and-gh-secretion-in-women-a-possible-mechanism-for-steatosis-development
#11
Vita Birzniece, P Hugh R Barrett, Ken K Y Ho
CONTEXT: Growth hormone (GH) stimulates hepatic synthesis of very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), whereas hepatic steatosis develops as a result of GH deficiency. Steatosis is also a complication of tamoxifen treatment, the cause of which is not known. As tamoxifen inhibits the secretion and action of GH, we hypothesize that it induces steatosis by inhibiting hepatic VLDL export. AIM: To investigate whether tamoxifen reduces hepatic VLDL secretion. DESIGN: Eight healthy, normolipidemic women (age 64...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494563/-the-clinical-manifestations-and-imaging-characteristics-of-acute-syphilitic-posterior-placoid-chorioretinitis
#12
F Hu, X N Wang, X S Cao, X Y Peng
Objective: To investigate the clinical manifestations and imaging characteristics of acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis (ASPPC). Methods: Retrospective study of 10 patients diagnosed ASPPC in the Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital from 2011 to 2016, including 6 males (10 eyes involved) and 4 females (8 eyes involved) with an age of (43.4±11.6) years (range, 26-60 years). Their clinical manifestations and imaging characteristics were summarized. Results: All 10 ASPPC patients complained about the reduction of visual acuity, and the majority of them had both eyes involved...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483640/characterization-of-constitutive-and-acid-induced-outwardly-rectifying-chloride-currents-in-immortalized-mouse-distal-tubular-cells
#13
William C Valinsky, Rhian M Touyz, Alvin Shrier
Thiazides block Na(+) reabsorption while enhancing Ca(2+) reabsorption in the kidney. As previously demonstrated in immortalized mouse DCT (MDCT) cells, chlorothiazide application induced a robust plasma membrane hyperpolarization, which increased Ca(2+) uptake. This essential thiazide-induced hyperpolarization was prevented by the Cl(-) channel inhibitor 5-Nitro-2-(3-phenylpropylamino) benzoic acid (NPPB), implicating NPPB-sensitive Cl(-) channels, however the nature of these Cl(-) channels has been rarely described in the literature...
May 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476704/attenuation-of-palmitate-induced-insulin-resistance-in-muscle-cells-by-harmala-clove-and-river-red-gum
#14
Safina Ghaffar, Shabbir Khan Afridi, Meha Fatima Aftab, Munazza Murtaza, Saqib Ali Syed, Sabira Begum, Rizwana Sanaullah Waraich
The present study aimed to decipher the mechanism of action of selected anti-diabetic plants extracts on palmitic acid mediated insulin resistance in muscle cells. Our results showed that extract from Peganum harmala seeds, Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Syzygium aromaticum leaves, showed significant antioxidant activity. We found that these extracts were able to affect stress signalling by reducing p-38 MAP kinase phosphorylation. They also reduced phosphorylation of substrate for insulin receptor (IRS) at serine residues and increased its phosphorylation at tyrosine residues and also enhanced PKB phosphorylation...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476648/the-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-benzo-a-pyrene-and-phenanthrene-inhibit-intestinal-lipase-activity-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#15
Stefan de Gelder, Øystein Sæle, Bas T H de Veen, Joëlle Vos, Gert Flik, Marc H G Berntssen, Peter H M Klaren
Elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are detected in aquafeeds where fish oils are (partially) replaced by vegetable oils. The highly lipophilic PAHs solubilize readily in oil droplets and micelles in the intestinal lumen that can affect enzymatic lipid digestion by altering lipase activity. We therefore investigated the effect of two PAHs, benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and phenanthrene (PHE), on bile salt-activated lipase (BAL) activity in desalted luminal extracts of the proximal intestine of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using the triacylglycerides rapeseed oil and fish oil as substrates...
May 3, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472612/acidemia-and-blood-free-fatty-acids-analysis-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-a-new-context
#16
António Heitor Reis
Following a hypothesis developed in an earlier paper, here it is discussed how deviations of blood pH from the normal range (namely states of acidemia) together with high blood levels of free fatty acids (FFA) may offer a rationale for many important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by shaping a context for formation of fatty acid micelles and vesicles with an acidic core, which fuse with the endothelia, disrupt vital cell processes, and thereby may initiate atherosclerotic plaque formation. Acidemia may arise primarily from dysregulation of the systemic buffers that control blood pH, chronic diseases of kidneys and lungs, inappropriate diet, or may be induced by some common drugs...
March 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472436/the-role-of-experience-in-the-face-selective-response-in-right-ffa
#17
Rankin W McGugin, Katie F Ryan, Benjamin J Tamber-Rosenau, Isabel Gauthier
The expertise hypothesis suggests the fusiform face area (FFA) is more responsive to faces than to other categories because of experience individuating faces. Accordingly, individual differences in FFA's selectivity for faces should relate to differences in behavioral face-recognition ability. However, previous studies have not demonstrated this, while the comparable association is often observed with nonface objects. We created a training paradigm with conditions sufficient to observe the same effect with faces...
May 3, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469097/effects-of-rapamycin-on-clinical-manifestations-and-blood-lipid-parameters-in-different-preeclampsia-like-mouse-models
#18
Yan-Hong Yi, Zi Yang, Yi-Wei Han, Jing Huai
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of some types of preeclampsia is related to fatty acid oxidation disorders. Rapamycin can regulate fatty acid metabolism. This study aimed to investigate the effects of rapamycin on the clinical manifestations and blood lipid parameters in different preeclampsia-like mouse models. METHODS: Two preeclampsia-like mouse models and a control group were established: L-NA (injected with Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester), LPS (injected with lipopolysaccharide), and the control group with normal saline (NS)...
May 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467848/automated-microfluidic-droplet-based-sample-chopper-for-detection-of-small-fluorescence-differences-using-lock-in-analysis
#19
Jean T Negou, L Adriana Avila, Xiangpeng Li, Tesfagebriel M Hagos, Christopher J Easley
Fluorescence is widely used for small-volume analysis and is a primary tool for on-chip detection in microfluidic devices, yet additional expertise, more elaborate optics, and phase-locked detectors are needed for ultrasensitive measurements. Recently, we designed a microfluidic analog to an optical beam chopper (μChopper) that alternated formation of picoliter volume sample and reference droplets. Without complex optics, the device negated large signal drifts (1/f noise), allowing absorbance detection in a mere 27 μm optical path...
May 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465791/insulin-mimetic-compound-hexaquis-benzylammonium-decavanadate-is-antilipolytic-in-human-fat-cells
#20
Christian Carpéné, Silvia Garcia-Vicente, Marta Serrano, Luc Marti, Chloé Belles, Miriam Royo, Jean Galitzky, Antonio Zorzano, Xavier Testar
AIM: To assess in rodent and human adipocytes the antilipolytic capacity of hexaquis(benzylammonium) decavanadate (B6V10), previously shown to exert antidiabetic effects in rodent models, such as lowering free fatty acids (FFA) and glucose circulating levels. METHODS: Adipose tissue (AT) samples were obtained after informed consent from overweight women undergoing plastic surgery. Comparison of the effects of B6V10 and reference antilipolytic agents (insulin, benzylamine, vanadate) on the lipolytic activity was performed on adipocytes freshly isolated from rat, mouse and human AT...
April 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
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