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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627652/eriodictyol-7%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-d-glucopyranoside-from-coreopsis%C3%A2-tinctoria-nutt-ameliorates-lipid-disorders-via-protecting-mitochondrial-function-and-suppressing-lipogenesis
#1
Yuyan Liang, Hai Niu, Limei Ma, Dan Du, Li Wen, Qing Xia, Wen Huang
Coreopsis tinctoria (snow chrysanthemum) has been reported to exert antihyperlipidemic effects. The present study aimed to identify the active compounds of Coreopsis tinctoria and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying its effects on lipid dysregulation by measuring lipid levels, reactive oxygen species, lipid peroxidation and fatty acid synthesis. The present results demonstrated that snow chrysanthemum aqueous extracts significantly reduced serum lipid levels and oxidative stress in vivo. The main compounds that were isolated were identified as flavanomarein (compound 1) and eriodictyol 7‑O‑β‑D glucopyranoside (compound 2)...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625041/energy-regulation-in-newly-diagnosed-tb-with-chronic-energy-deficiency-free-fatty-acids-and-rbp4
#2
Nurpudji A Taslim, Devintha Virani, Ni Ketut Sumartini, Karmila, Agussalim Bukhari, Aminuddin, Suryani As'ad, Raden Satriono, Haerani Rasyid, Irawaty Djaharuddin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Energy metabolism may be dysfunctionally integral between host and infective agent in active tuberculosis, mediated by adipocytokines and free fatty acids (FFA) as the products of triglyceride lipolysis in fat, blood or other tissues. Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) are candidate adipocytokines. The possibility of a deleterious metabolic nexus in chronic energy deficiency (CED) (BMI <18.5 kg/m2) is explored. METHODS AND DESIGN: Newly diagnosed patients with tuberculosis (n=63) were selected using consecutive random sampling at a Centre for the Care and Treatment of Lung Diseases in Makassar, Indonesia...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619654/representational-precision-in-visual-cortex-reveals-outcome-encoding-and-reward-modulation-during-action-preparation
#3
Henk van Steenbergen, Christopher M Warren, Simone Kühn, Sanne de Wit, Reinout W Wiers, Bernhard Hommel
According to ideomotor theory, goal-directed action involves the active perceptual anticipation of actions and their associated effects. We used multivariate analysis of fMRI data to test if preparation of an action promotes precision in the perceptual representation of the action. In addition, we tested how reward magnitude modulates this effect. Finally, we examined how expectation and uncertainty impact neural precision in the motor cortex. In line with our predictions, preparation of a hand or face action increased the precision of neural activation patterns in the extrastriate body area (EBA) and fusiform face area (FFA), respectively...
June 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617536/effects-of-mulberry-leaf-polysaccharide-on-oxidative-stress-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-of-type-2-diabetic-rats
#4
C-G Liu, Y-P Ma, X-J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore and discuss the effects and mechanisms of mulberry leaf polysaccharide (MLP) on oxidative stress in pancreatic β-cells of type 2 diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The model of diabetic rats was established by inducing the Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with high-sugar and high-fat diet for 6 weeks and then giving them streptozotocin (STZ) by single intraperitoneal injection. The mulberry leaf polysaccharide was administered via gavage daily for 8 weeks, and the tissue morphology was observed through electron microscopy...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614912/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-facilitates-osteogenic-differentiation-in-mc3t3-e1-cells-via-the-sirtuin-1-dependent-signaling-pathway
#5
Kai Gong, Bo Qu, Cairu Wang, Jingsong Zhou, Dongfa Liao, Wei Zheng, Xianming Pan
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by a lack of insulin and high glucose levels. T2DM can cause bone loss and fracture, thus leading to diabetic osteoporosis. Promoting osteogenic differentiation of osteoblasts may effectively treat diabetic osteoporosis. We previously reported that Sirtuin 1 (Sirt1), a NAD+-dependent deacetylase, promotes osteogenic differentiation through downregulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma. We also found that miR-132 regulates osteogenic differentiation by downregulating Sirt1 in a PPARbeta/δ- dependent manner...
June 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612562/-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-induced-by-elevated-free-fatty-acids-synergize-with-hyperglycemia
#6
Hui-Wen Tan, Nai-Qian Zhao, Ye-Rong Yu, Li-Na Han, Xiang-Xun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To analysis the effects of glucoxicity and lipotoxicity on the function and apoptosis of pancreatic β-cells. METHODS: The levels of circulating glucose and free fat acids (FFAs) were elevated by infusion dextrose and fat emulsion in high-fat obese rats. The insulin resistance model obese rats were divided into four gourp: obese group with saline infusion (OB-NS group, n=7), obese group with glucose infusion (OB-GS group, n=9), obese group with Lipid emulsion infusion (OB-FFA group, n=8), obese group with glucose and lipid emulsion infusion (OB-FG group, n=9)...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612527/-the-effect-of-p-jak1-p-stat3-signaling-way-in-intervening-nafld-by-blueberry-probiotic-serum
#7
Juan-Juan Zhu, Ming-Liang Cheng, Ming-Yu Zhou, Xue-Ke Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To explore the mechanism of interlukin-22 (IL-22)-mediated phosphor-Janus kinase-1(p-JAK1)/phosphor-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (p-STAT3) signaling way in the experiment of improving non-alcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by blueberry probiotic serum. METHODS: The rat serums with low-, medium-, and high-dose of 10% blueberry probiotics, as well as saline were prepared. NAFLD model was built by inducing normal liver cell line L-02 with free fatty acid (FFA)...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607176/clinical-features-of-hla-b27-positive-acute-anterior-uveitis-with-or-without-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Peizeng Yang, Wenjuan Wan, Liping Du, Qingyun Zhou, Jian Qi, Liang Liang, Chaokui Wang, Lili Wu, Aize Kijlstra
AIMS: To characterise the clinical features of human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B27(+)acute anterior uveitis (AAU) patients with or without ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and investigate the retinal vascular involvement in these patients. METHODS: A total of 1056 HLA-B27(+) AAU patients (1525 eyes) were retrospectively studied from April 2008 to February 2016. Patients were divided into human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B27(+)AS(+) and HLA-B27(+)AS(-) group. Clinical features including the onset of uveitis, laterality, the age at first attack, clinical examinations, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), abnormalities in fundus fluorescence angiography (FFA) and complications were determined and compared between these two groups...
June 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606265/-the-fundus-manifestations-and-sd-oct-findings-of-patients-with-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#9
B Li, J J Ye, M F Zhang, D H Li
Objective: To conclude the characteristics of fundus appearance and spectral domain optical coherence tomography(SD-OCT) findings of patients with acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. Methods: The clinical data of 17 patients (34 eyes) diagnosed of acute VKH in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2014 were studied retrospectively.Examinations included visual acuity, slit lamp, fundus, color fundus pictures, FFA and SD-OCT. Results: Eight men and 9 women were enrolled with mean age of (40...
June 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606092/hyperlipidemic-microenvironment-conditionates-damage-mechanisms-in-human-chondrocytes-by-oxidative-stress
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Daniel Medina-Luna, Mónica Guadalupe Santamaría-Olmedo, Yessica Zamudio-Cuevas, Karina Martínez-Flores, Javier Fernández-Torres, Gabriela Angélica Martínez-Nava, Denise Clavijo-Cornejo, Cristina Hernández-Díaz, Anell Olivos-Meza, Luis Enrique Gomez-Quiroz, María Concepción Gutiérrez-Ruiz, Carlos Pineda, Francisco Blanco, Anthony M Reginato, Alberto López-Reyes
BACKGROUND: Currently, two pathogenic pathways describe the role of obesity in osteoarthritis (OA); one through biomechanical stress, and the other by the contribution of systemic inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of free fatty acids (FFA) in human chondrocytes (HC) expression of proinflammatory factors and reactive oxygen species (ROS). METHODS: HC were exposed to two different concentrations of FFA in order to evaluate the secretion of adipokines through cytokines immunoassays panel, quantify the protein secretion of FFA-treated chondrocytes, and fluorescent cytometry assays were performed to evaluate the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production...
June 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603015/activation-of-a-ca-2-dependent-cation-conductance-with-properties-of-trpm2-by-reactive-oxygen-species-in-lens-epithelial-cells
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Susanne Keckeis, Laura Wernecke, Daniel J Salchow, Nadine Reichhart, Olaf Strauß
Ion channels are crucial for maintenance of ion homeostasis and transparency of the lens. The lens epithelium is the metabolically and electrophysiologically active cell type providing nutrients, ions and water to the lens fiber cells. Ca(2+)-dependent non-selective ion channels seem to play an important role for ion homeostasis. The aim of the study was to identify and characterize Ca(2+)- and reactive oxygen species (ROS)-dependent non-selective cation channels in human lens epithelial cells. RT-PCR revealed gene expression of the Ca(2+)-activated non-selective cation channels TRPC3, TRPM2, TRPM4 and Ano6 in both primary lens epithelial cells and the cell line HLE-B3, whereas TRPM5 mRNA was only found in HLE-B3 cells...
June 8, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599882/saponins-from-stems-and-leaves-of-panax-ginseng-prevent-obesity-via-regulating-thermogenesis-lipogenesis-and-lipolysis-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-c57bl-6-mice
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Guilin Chen, Haijun Li, Yan Zhao, Hongyan Zhu, Enbo Cai, Yugang Gao, Shuangli Liu, He Yang, Lianxue Zhang
In this study, high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity in mouse model was used to evaluate the dietary effect of saponins from stems and leaves of Panax ginseng (SLG), and to explore its mechanism of action in producing anti-obesity effects. The results indicate that SLG showed significant anti-obesity effects in diet-induced obese mice, represented by decreased serum levels of free fatty acids (FFA), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, glucose, leptin and insulin, as well as a reduction in overall body and liver weight, epididymal adipose tissue weight, and food efficiency, and inhibition of abnormal increases in acyl carnitine levels normally caused by an HFD...
June 7, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599253/alantolactone-improves-palmitate-induced-glucose-intolerance-and-inflammation-in-both-lean-and-obese-states-in-vitro-adipocyte-and-adipocyte-macrophage-co-culture-system
#13
Minjee Kim, Kwangho Song, Yeong Shik Kim
Obesity is characterized by a massive infiltration of the adipose tissue by macrophages. Adipocytes, together with macrophages create a crosstalk between inflammation and insulin resistance. Excess saturated FFA, such as palmitate, absorbed via the portal system may cause glucose intolerance and inflammation, which leads to insulin resistance. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the potency of alantolactone (AL), a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Inula helenium in reducing palmitate-induced glucose intolerance, fat accumulation, and inflammation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and adipocyte-macrophage co-culture system (3T3-L1-RAW264...
June 6, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597971/diagnosis-of-congenital-hyperinsulinism-biochemical-profiles-during-hypoglycemia
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Azumi Sakakibara, Yukiko Hashimoto, Rie Kawakita, Yuki Hosokawa, Keiko Nagahara, Yukihiro Hasegawa, Shin Hoshino, Hironori Nagasaka, Tohru Yorifuji
OBJECTIVES: To define the ranges of biochemical markers during hypoglycemia for the diagnosis of congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), using high sensitivity insulin assays. SUBJECTS: A total of 298 patients with CHI and 58 control patients with non-hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, who were diagnosed after 2007. METHODS: The levels of biochemical markers (glucose, insulin, β-hydroxybutyrate [BHB], free fatty acids [FFA], lactate, ammonia) at the time of hypoglycemia were analyzed along with the maximal glucose infusion rate (GIR) to maintain euglycemia and clinical outcomes...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597227/a-hemoglobin-adduct-as-a-biomarker-for-the-internal-exposure-to-the-rodent-carcinogen-furfuryl-alcohol
#15
Benjamin Sachse, Jan Hielscher, Alfonso Lampen, Klaus Abraham, Bernhard H Monien
Furfuryl alcohol is a common food contaminant, which is formed by acid- and heat-catalyzed degradation of fructose and glucose. Its carcinogenic effect in rodents originates most likely from sulfotransferase (SULT)-catalyzed conversion into the mutagenic sulfate ester 2-sulfoxymethylfuran. In this study, a protein adduct biomarker was sought for the medium-term internal exposure to furfuryl alcohol. A UPLC-MS/MS screening showed that the adduct N-((furan-2-yl)methyl)-Val (FFA-Val) at the N-terminus of hemoglobin is a valid target analyte...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596111/high-fat-diet-disrupts-endoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-homeostasis-in-the-rat-liver
#16
Emily S Wires, Kathleen A Trychta, Susanne Bäck, Agnieszka Sulima, Kenner C Rice, Brandon K Harvey
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Disruption to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) calcium homeostasis has been implicated in obesity, however, the ability to longitudinally monitor ER calcium fluctuations has been challenging with prior methodologies. We recently described the development of a Gaussia luciferase (GLuc)- based reporter protein responsive to ER calcium depletion (GLuc-SERCaMP) and investigated the effect of a high fat diet on ER calcium homeostasis. METHODS: A GLuc-based reporter cell line was treated with palmitate, a free fatty acid (FFA)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596074/introduction-of-an-acetyl-coa-carboxylation-bypass-into-escherichia-coli-for-enhanced-free-fatty-acid-production
#17
Kwang Soo Shin, Sung Kuk Lee
This study investigated the effect of the methylmalonyl-CoA carboxyltransferase (MMC) of Propionibacterium freudenreichii on production of free fatty acid (FFA) in Escherichia coli. Overexpression of the MMC exhibited a 44% increase in FFA titer. Co-overexpression of MMC and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PPC), which supplies the MMC precursor, further improved the titer by 40%. Expression of malic enzyme (MaeB) led to a 23% increase in FFA titer in the acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC)-overexpressing cells, but no increase in the MMC-overexpressing cells...
May 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595341/obstructive-sleep-apnea-dynamically-increases-nocturnal-plasma-free-fatty-acids-glucose-and-cortisol-during-sleep
#18
Swati Chopra, Aman Rathore, Haris Younas, Luu V Pham, Chenjuan Gu, Aleksandra Beselman, Il-Young Kim, Robert R Wolfe, Jamie Perin, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, Jonathan C Jun
Context: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This association may be related to metabolic changes that transpire during sleep in OSA. Objective: To examine the impact of OSA, elicited by cessation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), on frequently sampled nocturnal metabolic markers including plasma free fatty acids (FFA), glucose, insulin, triglycerides, cortisol, and lactate; as well as glucose production, oral glucose tolerance, blood pressure, endothelial function, cholesterol, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588478/lower-activation-in-frontal-cortex-and-posterior-cingulate-cortex-observed-during-sex-determination-test-in-early-stage-dementia-of-the-alzheimer-type
#19
Ravi Rajmohan, Ronald C Anderson, Dan Fang, Austin G Meyer, Pavis Laengvejkal, Parunyou Julayanont, Greg Hannabas, Kitten Linton, John Culberson, Hafiz Khan, John De Toledo, P Hemachandra Reddy, Michael W O'Boyle
Face-labeling refers to the ability to classify faces into social categories. This plays a critical role in human interaction as it serves to define concepts of socially acceptable interpersonal behavior. The purpose of the current study was to characterize, what, if any, impairments in face-labeling are detectable in participants with early-stage clinically diagnosed dementia of the Alzheimer type (CDDAT) through the use of the sex determination test (SDT). In the current study, four (1 female, 3 males) CDDAT and nine (4 females, 5 males) age-matched neurotypicals (NT) completed the SDT using chimeric faces while undergoing BOLD fMRI...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585200/what-is-lipotoxicity
#20
Ayse Basak Engin
Enlarged fat cells in obese adipose tissue diminish capacity to store fat and are resistant to the anti-lipolytic effect of insulin. Insulin resistance (IR)-associated S-nitrosylation of insulin-signaling proteins increases in obesity. In accordance with the inhibition of insulin-mediated anti-lipolytic action, plasma free fatty acid (FFA) levels increase. Additionally, endoplasmic reticulum stress stimuli induce lipolysis by activating cyclic adenosine monophosphate/Protein kinase A (cAMP/PKA) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase ½ (ERK1/2) signaling in adipocytes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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