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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137482/uphill-running-excessive-training-increases-gastrocnemius-glycogen-content-in-c57bl-6-mice
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G P Morais, A da Rocha, A P Pinto, L da C Oliveira, L G de Vicente, G N Ferreira, E C de Freitas, A Sr da Silva
The main aim of the present investigation was to verify the effects of three overtraining (OT) protocols performed in downhill (OTR/down), uphill (OTR/up) and without inclination (OTR) on the protein levels of Akt (Ser473), AMPKalpha (Thr172), PGC-1alpha, plasma membrane GLUT-1 and GLUT-4 as well as on the glycogen contents in mice gastrocnemius. A trained (TR) protocol was used as positive control. Rodents were divided into naive (N, sedentary mice), control (CT, sedentary mice submitted to the performance evaluations), TR, OTR/down, OTR/up and OTR groups...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132538/immunometabolic-profiling-of-t-cells-from-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-reveals-an-impairment-in-glycolysis-and-mitochondrial-respiration
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Claudia La Rocca, Fortunata Carbone, Veronica De Rosa, Alessandra Colamatteo, Mario Galgani, Francesco Perna, Roberta Lanzillo, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Giuseppe Orefice, Ilaria Cerillo, Ciro Florio, Giorgia Teresa Maniscalco, Marco Salvetti, Diego Centonze, Antonio Uccelli, Salvatore Longobardi, Andrea Visconti, Giuseppe Matarese
BACKGROUND: Metabolic reprogramming is shaped to support specific cell functions since cellular metabolism controls the final outcome of immune response. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease resulting from loss of immune tolerance against central nervous system (CNS) myelin. Metabolic alterations of T cells occurring during MS are not yet well understood and their studies could have relevance in the comprehension of the pathogenetic events leading to loss of immune tolerance to self and to develop novel therapeutic strategies aimed at limiting MS progression...
December 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128957/expression-of-glut-1-in-malignant-melanoma-and-melanocytic-nevi-an-immunohistochemical-study-of-400-cases
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Miroslav Důra, Kristýna Němejcová, Radek Jakša, Michaela Bártů, Ondřej Kodet, Ivana Tichá, Romana Michálková, Pavel Dundr
The glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1) is a cell membrane glycoprotein involved in glucose uptake. An increased expression of Glut-1 is an important cell adaptation mechanism against hypoxia. An upregulation of Glut-1 can be found in several types of malignant tumors, which are able to reprogram their metabolism from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis (Warburg effect). However, the data regarding melanocytic lesions is equivocal. We performed comprehensive immunohistochemical analysis of the Glut-1 expression in 225 malignant melanomas (MM) and 175 benign nevi...
November 11, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119942/18f-faza-pet-ct-in-the-preoperative-evaluation-of-nsclc-comparison-with-18f-fdg-and-immunohistochemistry
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Paola Mapelli, Valentino Bettinardi, Federico Fallanca, Elena Incerti, Antonia Compierchio, Francesca Rossetti, Angela Coliva, Annarita Savi, Claudio Doglioni, Giampiero Negri, Luigi Gianolli, Maria Picchio
PURPOSE: To assess the capability of 18F-FAZA PET/CT in identifying intratumoral hypoxic areas in early and locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and to compare 18F-FAZA PET/CT with 18F-FDG PET/CT and histopathological biomarkers and to investigate whether the assessment of tumour to blood (T/B) and tumour to muscle (T/M) ratios provides comparable information regarding the hypoxic fractions of the tumour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients with NSCLC were prospectively enrolled (3 men, 4 women; median age: 71 years; range 63-80)...
November 8, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115598/effects-of-hypoxia%C3%A2-inducible-factor%C3%A2-1%C3%AE-on-endometrial-receptivity-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Dongmei Zhao, Qinglan Qu, Huangguan Dai, Yueyang Liu, Lei Jiang, Xin Huang, Cuifang Hao
Embryo implantation is associated with an hypoxic endometrial microenvironment. Hypoxia‑inducible factor‑1α (HIF‑1α) is activated under hypoxic conditions. In the present study, the expression pattern of HIF‑1α in endometrial tissue was investigated and its effects on endometrial receptivity in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were examined. A total of 81 patients were enrolled for in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. They were divided into PCOS (n=40) and Control groups (n=41); both groups were further divided based on body weight (overweight and normal weight subgroups)...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108271/hypoxia-related-biological-markers-as-predictors-of-epirubicin-based-treatment-responsiveness-and-resistance-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
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Manuela Milani, Sergio Venturini, Simone Bonardi, Giovanni Allevi, Carla Strina, Maria Rosa Cappelletti, Silvia Paola Corona, Sergio Aguggini, Alberto Bottini, Alfredo Berruti, Adrian Jubb, Leticia Campo, Adrian L Harris, Kevin Gatter, Stephen B Fox, Daniele Generali, Giandomenico Roviello
Purpose: To identify hypoxia-related biomarkers indicative of response and resistance to epirubicin treatment in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. Patients and Methods: One hundred seventy-six women with T2-4 N0-1 breast tumours were randomly assigned to receive epirubicin 120 mg/m2/1-21 (EPI ARM), epirubicin 120 mg/m2/1-21 + erythropoietin 10.000 IU sc three times weekly (EPI-EPO ARM) and epirubicin 40 mg/m2/w-q21 (EPI-W ARM). Sixteen tumour proteins involved in cell survival, hypoxia, angiogenesis and growth factor, were assessed by immunohistochemistry in pre-treatment samples...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065106/dual-roles-of-tumour-cells-derived-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-on-brain-tumour-growth-and-invasion
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Ching-Fang Yu, Fang-Hsin Chen, Meng-Hsuan Lu, Ji-Hong Hong, Chi-Shiun Chiang
BACKGROUND: A previous study on a murine astrocytoma cell-line ALTS1C1 showed a highly invasive pattern similar to clinical anaplastic astrocytoma in vivo. This cell-line also expressed a high level of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2). This study aimed to verify the role of MMP2 in brain tumour progression. METHODS: ALTS1C1 and MMP2 knockdown (MMP2kd) cells were inoculated intracranially, and tumour microenvironment was assessed by immunohistochemistry staining...
October 24, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032033/effect-of-mofezolac-galactose-distance-in-conjugates-targeting-cyclooxygenase-cox-1-and-cns-glut-1-carrier
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Maria Grazia Perrone, Paola Vitale, Savina Ferorelli, Angelina Boccarelli, Mauro Coluccia, Alessandra Pannunzio, Federica Campanella, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Carmela Bonaccorso, Cosimo G Fortuna, Antonio Scilimati
Neuroinflammation is the earliest stage of several neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. In the case of neurodegenerative disorders, it takes place about 15-20 years before the appearance of specific neurodegenerative clinical symptoms. Constitutive microglial COX-1 is one of the pro-inflammatory players of the neuroinflammation. Novel compounds 3, 14 and 15 (Galmof0, Galmof5 and Galmof11, respectively) were projected, and their synthetic methodologies developed, by linking by an ester bond, directly or through a C5 or C11 unit linker the highly selective COX-1 inhibitor mofezolac (COXs selectivity index > 6000) to galactose in order to obtain substances capable to cross blood-brain barrier (BBB) and control the CNS inflammatory response...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024103/functional-interleukin-6-receptor-%C3%AE-is-located-to-tanycytes-at-the-base-of-the-third-ventricle
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Fredrik Anesten, Cristiano Santos, Edwin Gidestrand, Erik Schéle, Vilborg Pálsdóttir, Teodor Swedung-Wettervik, Björn Meister, Karolina Patrycja Skibicka, John-Olov Jansson
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) (-) /(-) mice develop mature onset obesity, while intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of IL-6 decreases obesity in rodents. Moreover, levels of IL-6 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been reported to be inversely correlated with obesity in humans. Tanycytes lining the base of the 3(rd) ventricle in the hypothalamus have recently been reported to be of importance for metabolism. In the present study, we investigated whether tanycytes could respond to IL-6 in the CSF. With immunohistochemistry using a well characterized antibody directed against the ligand binding receptor for IL-6, IL-6 receptor α (IL-6Rα), it was found that tanycytes, identified by the two markers vimentin and dopamine- and cAMP-regulated phosphoprotein of 32 kDa (DARPP-32), contained IL-6Rα...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023914/melanocytic-naevi-with-perineurial-differentiation-a-distinctive-variant-of-neurotised-naevi-and-a-diagnostic-pitfall-with-desmoplastic-melanoma
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Ingrid Ferreira, Peter Kind, Ivo Van Den Berghe, Lucy Melly, Felix Offner, Jason L Hornick, Thomas Brenn
AIMS: Spindle cell differentiation is not an uncommon finding in common acquired naevi and may represent a form of neurotisation with Schwannian differentiation of melanocytes. Perineurial differentiation in this context appears to be distinctly rare and is only poorly documented in the literature. METHODS AND RESULTS: We have identified six melanocytic tumours showing spindle cell morphology and perineurial differentiation from routine and referral material. Clinical data and follow-up were obtained, and the histological and immunohistochemical features were analysed...
October 11, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022192/a-positive-circuit-of-vegf-increases-glut-1-expression-by-increasing-hif-1%C3%AE-gene-expression-in-human-retinal-endothelial-cells
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Yoon Kyung Choi
Treatment of human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMECs) with vascular endothelial growth factor 165 (VEGF165) increased hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), VEGF, and glucose transporter 1 (Glut-1) mRNA expression and Glut-1 protein localization to the membrane. In contrast, treatment of human retinal pigment epithelium cells with VEGF165 did not induce HIF-1α, VEGF, and Glut-1 gene expression. Microvascular endothelial cells are surrounded by astrocytic end feet in the retina. Astrocyte-derived A-kinase anchor protein 12 overexpression during hypoxia downregulated VEGF secretion, and this conditioned medium reduced VEGF and Glut-1 expression in HRMECs, suggesting that communications between astrocytes and endothelial cells may be the determinants of the blood vessel network...
October 11, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988620/collapsing-the-metabolic-pon2zi-scheme-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Matyas Abel Tsegaye, Zachary T Schafer
A hallmark of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cancer (PDAC) cells is metabolic reprogramming that facilitates tumor progression. In a recent paper published in Molecular Cell, Nagarajan et al. discover that paraoxonase (PON)2 stimulates glucose transporter (GLUT)1-mediated glucose uptake, prevents AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-mediated anoikis, and consequently promotes PDAC development and metastasis.
November 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984593/exploring-erythrocytes-as-blood-biomarkers-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Anna Stevenson, Dianne Lopez, Paul Khoo, Rajesh N Kalaria, Elizabeta B Mukaetova-Ladinska
Peripheral biomarkers for dementia are few and far between. Despite research into blood plasma/serum biomarkers for dementia diagnostics, there is a lack of information on erythrocytes and their vast proteomes as potential biomarkers. This review identifies a number of relevant and potentially promising erythrocyte biomarkers for various subtypes of dementia. These include erythrocyte morphology, oxidative stress, and erythrocyte membrane proteins such as the glucose transporter (GLUT-1), amyloid-β, IgG, Hsp90, calpain-1, and band 3 protein...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969476/analysis-of-correlations-between-the-placental-expression-of-glucose-transporters-glut-1-glut-4-and-glut-9-and-selected-maternal-and-fetal-parameters-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-diabetes-mellitus
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Paweł Jan Stanirowski, Dariusz Szukiewicz, Michał Pyzlak, Nabil Abdalla, Włodzimierz Sawicki, Krzysztof Cendrowski
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to analyze the correlations between the expression of glucose transporters GLUT-1, GLUT-4, and GLUT-9 in human term placenta and selected maternal and fetal parameters in pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Placental samples were obtained from healthy control (n = 25) and diabetic pregnancies, including diet-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus (GDMG1) (n = 16), insulin-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus (GDMG2) (n = 6), and pregestational DM (PGDM) (n = 6)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965199/fgf-21-plays-a-crucial-role-in-the-glucose-uptake-of-activated-monocytes
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Nan Wang, Jun-Yan Li, Ting-Ting Zhao, Si-Ming Li, Cheng-Bin Shen, De-Shan Li, Wen-Fei Wang
Monocytes display a gradual change in metabolism during inflammation. When activated, the increase in glucose utilization is important for monocytes to participate in immune and inflammatory responses. Further studies on the mechanism underlying this biological phenomenon may provide a new understanding of the relationship between immune response and metabolism. The THP-1 cells were used as a monocyte model. The cells were activated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Glucose uptake was measured using flow cytometry...
September 30, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960957/in-vivo-neuroimaging-of-exosomes-using-gold-nanoparticles
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Oshra Betzer, Nisim Perets, Ariel Angel, Menachem Motiei, Tamar Sadan, Gal Yadid, Daniel Offen, Rachela Popovtzer
Exosomes are emerging as effective therapeutic tools for various pathologies. These extracellular vesicles can bypass biological barriers, including the blood-brain barrier, and can serve as powerful drug and gene therapy transporters. However, the progress of therapy development is impeded by several challenges, including insufficient data on exosome trafficking and biodistribution and the difficulty to image deep brain structures in vivo. Herein, we established a method for noninvasive in vivo neuroimaging and tracking of exosomes, based on glucose-coated gold nanoparticle (GNP) labeling and computed tomography imaging...
October 5, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955302/temporal-changes-in-cortical-and-hippocampal-expression-of-genes-important-for-brain-glucose-metabolism-following-controlled-cortical-impact-injury-in-mice
#17
June Zhou, Mark P Burns, Linda Huynh, Sonia Villapol, Daniel D Taub, Juan M Saavedra, Marc R Blackman
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes transient increases and subsequent decreases in brain glucose utilization. The underlying molecular pathways are orchestrated processes and poorly understood. In the current study, we determined temporal changes in cortical and hippocampal expression of genes important for brain glucose/lactate metabolism and the effect of a known neuroprotective drug telmisartan on the expression of these genes after experimental TBI. Adult male C57BL/6J mice (n = 6/group) underwent sham or unilateral controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936585/understanding-intestinal-glucose-transporter-expression-in-obese-compared-to-non-obese-subjects
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Rebecca A Deal, Yueming Tang, Reid Fletcher, Alfonso Torquati, Philip Omotosho
INTRODUCTION: The impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on weight loss and co-morbid disease resolution is well established. However, the mechanisms underlying the procedure remain incompletely understood. Intestinal remodeling involving glucose transporters (GLUTs) may play a crucial role. Rat studies have demonstrated morphological adaptation of GLUTs within adipose and intestinal cells in association with the reprogramming of glucose metabolism. There is a limited understanding of the variations in expression amongst GLUT family receptors in the human intestine...
September 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881518/-refractory-kaposiform-hemangioendothelioma-with-kasabach-merritt-syndrome-clinical-analysis-of-10-cases
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G L Zhang, Y Gao, Y Liu, F Gu, W Su, Q Qin, J Y Chen, H H Zhang, J Yang, X Y Liu
Objective: To analyze the clinical value of sirolimus plus prednisone for the treatment of the refractory kaposiform hemangioendothelioma(RKHE) and Kasabach-Merritt syndrome(KMS). Method: Clinical retrospective analysis was carried out for 10 patients recruited in Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Paediatrics from January 2014 to January 2017 who were non responders to or relapsers after the treatment of propranolol, prednisone, pingyangmycin and lauromacrogol(5 cases RKHE, 5 cases RKHE plus KMS, age ranged from 6 days to 9 years); patients were treated with sirolimus at the dosage of 0...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879655/pretreatment-with-fish-oil-attenuates-heart-ischaemia-consequences-in-rats
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Alcione Lescano de Souza Junior, Jorge Mancini Filho, Rosângela Pavan Torres, Maria Cláudia Irigoyen, Rui Curi
What is the central question of this study? We investigated whether pretreatment with fish oil could prevent the major consequences of ischaemic injury to the heart. What is the main finding and its importance? Fish oil pretreatment attenuated the consequences of ischaemic injury as indicated by the small infarction area and the preservation of systolic function and coronary blood flow. These findings support the use of fish oil in order to reduce the impact of heart ischaemia. ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA)-rich fish oil supplementation has protective effects on heart ischaemic injury...
September 6, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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