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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628674/hepatic-microvascular-dysfunction-and-increased-advanced-glycation-end-products-are-components-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Evelyn Nunes Goulart da Silva Pereira, Raquel Rangel Silvares, Edgar Eduardo Ilaquita Flores, Karine Lino Rodrigues, Isalira Peroba Ramos, Igor José da Silva, Marcelo Pelajo Machado, Rosiane Aparecida Miranda, Carmen Cabanelas Pazos-Moura, Cassiano F Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque, Hugo Caire de Castro Faria-Neto, Eduardo Tibiriça, Anissa Daliry
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the pathophysiology of hepatic microcirculatory dysfunction in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: In Wistar rats, NAFLD model was induced by 20 weeks of high-fat diet (HFD) feeding. Rolling and adhesion of leukocytes and tissue perfusion in hepatic microcirculation were examined using in vivo microscopic and laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), respectively. Oxidative stress and inflamatory parameters were analysed by TBARs, catalase enzyme activity, RT-PCR and ELISA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626199/oxygen-and-glucose-as-stimulation-agents-for-bold-functional-mr-imaging-of-rabbit-liver-a-feasibility-study
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Fang Yuan, Bin Song, Zixing Huang, Xijiao Liu, Chunchao Xia
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of using oxygen and glucose as stimulating agents in blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of rabbit liver and analyze the impacts by blood flow. METHODS: Pure oxygen inhalation, intravenous injection and oral administration of glucose were given to 11 New Zealand white rabbits to compare the differences of liver T2*, aortic flow (AF), portal vein flow (PVF), aortic area (AA) and portal vein area (PVA) before and at 5 min, 10 min, 20 min, 30 min after administrations...
June 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619735/the-evolving-role-of-succinate-in-tumor-metabolism-an-18-f-fdg-based-study
#3
Philippe Garrigue, Aurore Bodin-Hullin, Laure Balasse, Samantha Fernandez, Wassim Essamet, Françoise Dignat-George, Karel Pacak, Benjamin Guillet, David Taieb
Objective: In recent years, inherited and acquired mutations in the TCA cycle enzymes have been reported in diverse cancers. Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) often exhibit dysregulation of glucose metabolism which is also driven by mutations in genes encoding the TCA cycle enzymes or by activation of hypoxia signaling. PPGLs associated with succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) deficiency are characterized by high (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]-FDG) avidity. This association is currently only partially explained...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619000/astrocytes-pathology-in-als-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#4
Sonja Johann
The mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are multifactorial and include genetic and environmental factors. Nowadays, it is well accepted that neuronal loss is driven by non-cell autonomous toxicity. Non-neuronal cells, such as astrocytes, have been described to significantly contribute to motoneuron cell death and disease progression in cell culture experiments and animal models of ALS. Astrocytes are essential for neuronal survival and function by regulating neurotransmitter and ion homeostasis, immune response, blood flow and glucose uptake, antioxidant defence and growth factor release...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615106/-enhanced-ilc2-activity-contributes-to-metabolic-syndrome-multicomponent-aggregation-state-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ping Lu, Yunyun Xu, Zhaoliang Su, Huaxi Xu
Objective To study the relationship between the activity of group II innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) in maintenance hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN) and metabolic syndrome (MS) multicomponent aggregation state. Methods The study enrolled 30 DN patients of stable condition treated with maintenance hemodialysis over 3 months, 30 newly diagnosed untreated type 2 diabetes patients and 30 healthy volunteers as controls. Real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the mRNA expression levels of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor α (RORα), interleukin 17 receptor B (IL-17RB), IL-33 receptor T1/ST2, IL-5 and IL-13 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608024/long-term-saxagliptin-treatment-improves-endothelial-function-but-not-pulse-wave-velocity-intima-media-thickness-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Raffaella Dell'Oro, Alessandro Maloberti, Francesco Nicoli, Paolo Villa, Pierluigi Gamba, Michele Bombelli, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological inhibition of dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 may represent a promising therapeutic approach for glucose control and vascular protection. No information is available on the effects of saxagliptin (S) on aortic pulse wave velocity, carotid intima-media thickness and flow-mediated dilation (FMD, brachial artery) in diabetes. AIM: We investigated the long-term effects of S, as add-on therapy to metformin, on the above mentioned variables. METHODS: In 16 patients with decompensated diabetes aortic pulse wave velocity, carotid intima-media thickness and FMD, office and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure, anthropometric, biochemical and metabolic parameters were measured at baseline and after 6 and 12 months of treatment...
June 12, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607572/gastrodia-elata-blume-rhizome-aqueous-extract-improves-arterial-thrombosis-dyslipidemia-and-insulin-response-in-testosterone-deficient-rats
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Min Jung Kim, Hye Jeong Yang, Bo Reum Moon, Ji Eun Kim, Kang Sung Kim, Sunmin Park
Testosterone deficiency deteriorates glucose and lipid metabolism with reducing muscle mass. We investigated whether the consumption of water extracts of Gastrodia elata Blume rhizome (GEB) rich in gastrodin would reduce the symptoms of testosterone deficiency and improve blood flow in orchidectomized (ORX) rats. ORX rats were given high-fat diets supplemented with either 1% cellulose (ORX-control), 0.3% GEB (GEB-L), or 1% GEB (GEB-H) for 8 weeks. Sham-operated rats were fed the same diet as OVX-control rats (normal-control)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607107/myeloid-sirtuin-6-deficiency-causes-insulin-resistance-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice-by-eliciting-macrophage-polarization-toward-an-m1-phenotype
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Youngyi Lee, Sun-O Ka, Hye-Na Cha, Yu-Na Chae, Mi-Kyung Kim, So-Young Park, Eun Ju Bae, Byung-Hyun Park
Obesity-related insulin resistance is closely associated with macrophage accumulation and subsequent cytokine release in local tissues. Sirtuin (Sirt) 6 is known to exert an anti-inflammatory function but its role in macrophages in the context of obesity has not been investigated. Here, we generated myeloid-specific Sirt6 knockout mice (mS6KO) and investigated the metabolic characteristics after high-fat diet (HFD) feeding for 16 weeks. Compared with their wild type littermates, HFD-fed mS6KO mice exhibited greater increases in body weight, fasting blood glucose- and insulin-levels, hepatic steatosis, glucose intolerance, and insulin resistance...
June 12, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601907/high-glucose-increases-the-formation-and-pro-oxidative-activity-of-endothelial-microparticles
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Dylan Burger, Maddison Turner, Fengxia Xiao, Mercedes N Munkonda, Shareef Akbari, Kevin D Burns
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Individuals with diabetes exhibit increases in circulating endothelial microparticles (eMPs, also referred to as endothelial microvesicles), which are associated with endothelial dysfunction and a heightened risk of cardiovascular complications. We have shown that eMPs are markers and mediators of vascular injury although their role in diabetes is unclear. We hypothesised that the composition and biological activity of eMPs are altered in response to high glucose exposure...
June 10, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587347/effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-sj%C3%A3-gren-like-mice-and-the-microrna-expression-profiles-of-splenic-cd4-t-cells
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Guang-Feng Ruan, Ling Zheng, Jia-Shu Huang, Wan-Xue Huang, Bang-Dong Gong, Xing-Xing Fang, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Jian-Ping Tang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) serve immuno-regulatory functions and offer a promising novel treatment for certain autoimmune diseases. The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of mice bone marrow (BM)-MSCs on mice with relatively late stage of Sjögren-like disease and the impact of BM-MSCs on the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles of splenic CD4+ T cells. Female NOD/Ltj mice were randomized into two groups: The disease group (n=8) and the MSC-treated group (n=8). Female ICR mice served as the healthy control group (n=8)...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574309/early-low-cerebral-blood-flow-and-high-cerebral-lactate-prediction-of-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Elham Rostami, Henrik Engquist, Timothy Howells, Ulf Johnson, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström, Pelle Nilsson, Lars Hillered, Anders Lewén, Per Enblad
OBJECTIVE Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is one of the major contributors to poor outcome. It is crucial to be able to detect early signs of DCI to prevent its occurrence. The objective of this study was to determine if low cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements and pathological microdialysis parameters measured at the bedside can be observed early in patients with SAH who later developed DCI. METHODS The authors included 30 patients with severe SAH. The CBF measurements were performed at Day 0-3 after disease onset, using bedside xenon-CT...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574155/a-systematic-review-of-neuroimaging-in-delirium-predictors-correlates-and-consequences
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Anita Nitchingham, Varun Kumar, Susan Shenkin, Karen J Ferguson, Gideon A Caplan
OBJECTIVE: Neuroimaging advances our understanding of delirium pathophysiology and its consequences. A previous systematic review identified 12 studies (total participants N = 764, delirium cases N = 194; years 1989-2007) and found associations with white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral atrophy. Our objectives were to perform an updated systematic review of neuroimaging studies in delirium published since January 2006 and summarise the available literature on predictors, correlates or outcomes...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569187/the-effects-of-acute-renal-denervation-on-kidney-perfusion-and-metabolism-in-experimental-septic-shock
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Emiel Hendrik Post, Fuhong Su, Koji Hosokawa, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Antoine Herpain, Jacques Creteur, Daniel De Backer, Jean-Louis Vincent
BACKGROUND: Perfusion deficits likely play an important role in the development of renal dysfunction in sepsis. Renal denervation may improve kidney perfusion and metabolism. METHODS: We randomized 14 female sheep to undergo bilateral surgical renal denervation (n = 7) or sham procedure (n = 7) prior to induction of sepsis. Renal blood flow (RBF) was measured with a pre-calibrated flowprobe. Laser Doppler probes were implanted to measure cortical and medullary perfusion...
May 31, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565879/difference-in-protective-effects-of-gip-and-glp-1-on-endothelial-cells-according-to-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-response
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Dong-Mee Lim, Keun-Young Park, Won-Min Hwang, Ju-Young Kim, Byung-Joon Kim
Receptors for glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) are present in vascular endothelial cells. Previous studies investigating euglycemic status have demonstrated that GIP is directly involved in the physiology of blood vessels by controlling the blood flow rate of portal veins and that GLP-1 has a protective effect on blood vessels by acting on endothelial cells. However, to the best of our knowledge, the effects of GIP and GLP-1 on endothelial cells in patients with hyperglycemia remain unknown...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559417/the-ftd-like-syndrome-causing-trem2-t66m-mutation-impairs-microglia-function-brain-perfusion-and-glucose-metabolism
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Gernot Kleinberger, Matthias Brendel, Eva Mracsko, Benedikt Wefers, Linda Groeneweg, Xianyuan Xiang, Carola Focke, Maximilian Deußing, Marc Suárez-Calvet, Fargol Mazaheri, Samira Parhizkar, Nadine Pettkus, Wolfgang Wurst, Regina Feederle, Peter Bartenstein, Thomas Mueggler, Thomas Arzberger, Irene Knuesel, Axel Rominger, Christian Haass
Genetic variants in the triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (TREM2) increase the risk for several neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Homozygous TREM2 missense mutations, such as p.T66M, lead to the FTD-like syndrome, but how they cause pathology is unknown. Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, we generated a knock-in mouse model for the disease-associated Trem2 p.T66M mutation. Consistent with a loss-of-function mutation, we observe an intracellular accumulation of immature mutant Trem2 and reduced generation of soluble Trem2 similar to patients with the homozygous p...
May 30, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554881/incorporation-of-a-stress-reducing-mobile-app-in-the-care-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-prospective-study
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Maya Munster-Segev, Oren Fuerst, Steven A Kaplan, Avivit Cahn
BACKGROUND: Severe and sustained emotional stress creates a physiological burden through increased sympathetic activity and higher energy demand. This may lead to increased oxidative stress and development of the metabolic syndrome. Emotional stress has been shown to contribute to the onset, progression, and control of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Stress management and biofeedback assisted relaxation have been shown to improve glycemic control. Use of a mobile app for stress management may enhance the scalability of such an approach...
May 29, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551194/effects-of-shortening-the-close-up-period-length-coupled-with-increased-supply-of-metabolizable-protein-on-performance-and-metabolic-status-of-multiparous-holstein-cows
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T Amirabadi Farahani, H Amanlou, M Kazemi-Bonchenari
This experiment was conducted to compare conventional (CON; 21 d) and shortened (SH; 10 d) close-up period, and evaluate the effect of shortened close-up period combined with feeding different metabolizable protein (MP) levels on dry matter (DM) intake, metabolic status, and performance of dairy cows. Forty-eight multiparous Holstein cows with similar parity, body weight (BW), and previous lactation milk yield were divided into 2 groups. The first group (n = 24) received the far-off diet from -60 to -21 d (CON), and the second group (n = 24) received same far-off diet from -60 to -10 d (SH) relative to expected parturition...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551112/resting-state-hypothalamic-response-to-glucose-predicts-glucose-induced-attenuation-in-the-ventral-striatal-response-to-food-cues
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Shan Luo, A James Melrose, Hilary Dorton, Jasmin Alves, John R Monterosso, Kathleen A Page
Feeding behavior is regulated by a complex interaction of central nervous system responses to metabolic signals that reflect nutrient availability and to food cues that trigger appetitive responses. Prior work has shown that the hypothalamus is a key brain area that senses and responds to changes in metabolic signals, and exposure to food cues induces the activation of brain areas involved in reward processing. However, it is not known how the hypothalamic responses to changes in metabolic state are related to reward responses to food cues...
May 25, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542832/integrated-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-analysis-reveals-adaptive-changes-of-hibernating-retinas
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Yizhao Luan, Jingxing Ou, Vincent P Kunze, Fengyu Qiao, Yan Wang, Lai Wei, Wei Li, Zhi Xie
Hibernation is a seasonally adaptive strategy that allows hibernators to live through extremely cold conditions. Despite the profound reduction of blood flow to the retinas, hibernation causes no lasting retinal injury. Instead, hibernators show an increased tolerance to ischemic insults during the hibernation period. To understand the molecular changes of the retinas in response to hibernation, we applied an integrative transcriptome and metabolome analysis to explore changes in gene expression and metabolites of 13-lined ground squirrel retinas during hibernation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531992/boronate-functionalized-hydrogel-as-a-novel-biosensing-interface-for-the-glycated-hemoglobin-a1c-hba1c-based-on-the-competitive-binding-with-signaling-glycoprotein
#20
Yong Duk Han, Ka Ram Kim, Yoo Min Park, Seung Yeon Song, Yong Ju Yang, Kangsun Lee, Yunhee Ku, Hyun C Yoon
According to recent increases in public healthcare costs associated with diabetes mellitus, the development of new glycemic monitoring techniques based on the biosensing of glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a promising long-term glycemic biomarker, has become a major challenge. In the development of HbA1c biosensors for point-of-care applications, the selection of an effective biorecognition layer that provides a high reaction yield and specificity toward HbA1c is regarded as the most significant issue. To address this, we developed a novel HbA1c biosensing interfacial material by the integration of boronate hydrogel with glass fiber membrane...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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