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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525974/pancreas-and-gallbladder-agenesis-in-a-newborn-with-semilobar-holoprosencephaly-a-case-report
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Robert Hilbrands, Kathelijn Keymolen, Alex Michotte, Miriam Marichal, Filip Cools, Anieta Goossens, Peter In't Veld, Jean De Schepper, Andrew Hattersley, Harry Heimberg
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic agenesis is an extremely rare cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus and has enabled the discovery of several key transcription factors essential for normal pancreas and beta cell development. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a Caucasian female with complete pancreatic agenesis occurring together with semilobar holoprosencephaly (HPE), a more common brain developmental disorder. Clinical findings were later confirmed by autopsy, which also identified agenesis of the gallbladder...
May 19, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525638/glucokinase-gene-may-be-a-more-suitable-target-than-the-insulin-gene-for-detection-of-beta-cell-death
#2
J Sklenarova, L Petruzelkova, S Kolouskova, J Lebl, Z Sumnik, O Cinek
Detection and quantification of unmethylated circulating insulin (INS) DNA presumably released from beta cells has been previously used for assessing their destruction. As the targets within the INS gene suffer from suboptimal specificity, we sought to improve the assay parameters by using the glucokinase gene (GCK) tissue-specific pancreatic promoter.The amount of methylated and unmethylated GCK DNA was measured using a droplet PCR assay, and compared with the previously published INS-targeted assay. The method was tested using synthetic target sequences and DNA from pancreatic islets, blood, brain, kidney, large intestine, liver, lung, small intestine and stomach...
May 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525364/ogtt-1h-serum-c-peptide-to-plasma-glucose-concentration-ratio-is-more-related-to-beta-cell-function-and-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Hongmei Zhang, Bingxian Bian, Fan Hu, Qing Su
Objective To clarify the association between C-peptide index and pancreatic beta cell function and diabetes.Materials and methods We carried out a retrospective analysis of 1021 patients aged 27 to 80 without diabetes from January 2012 to January 2016. All subjects underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. Blood samples were drawn at 0, 30, 60, 120 and 180 min after the glucose load. Plasma glucose concentrations, serum insulin levels, C-peptide levels, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), and other biochemical indicators were determined...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510423/phycocyanin-functionalized-selenium-nanoparticles-reverse-palmitic-acid-induced-pancreatic-beta-cells-apoptosis-by-enhancing-cellular-uptake-and-blocking-ros-mediated-mitochondria-dysfunction
#4
Chang Liu, Yuanting Fu, Chang-E Li, Tianfeng Chen, Xiaoling Li
Accumulation of palmitic acid (PA) in human bodies could cause damage to pancreatic beta cells and lead to chronic diseases by generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Therefore, it is of great significance to search for nutrition available agents with antioxidant activity to protect pancreatic islet cells against PA-induced damage. Phycocyanin (PC) and selenium (Se) have been reported to have excellent antioxidant activity. In this study, PC-functionalized selenium nanoparticles (PC-SeNPs) were synthesized to investigate the in vitro protective effects on INS-1E rat insulinoma beta cells against PA-induced cell death...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507444/antibodies-against-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-and-indices-of-insulin-resistance-and-insulin-secretion-in-nondiabetic-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Carlos O Mendivil, Freddy Jk Toloza, Maria L Ricardo-Silgado, Martha C Morales-Álvarez, Jose O Mantilla-Rivas, Jairo A Pinzón-Cortés, Hernán N Lemus
BACKGROUND: Autoimmunity against insulin-producing beta cells from pancreatic islets is a common phenomenon in type 1 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Some reports have also related beta-cell autoimmunity to insulin resistance (IR) in type 2 diabetes. However, the extent to which autoimmunity against components of beta cells is present and relates to IR and insulin secretion in nondiabetic adults is uncertain. AIM: To explore the association between antibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase (GADA), a major antigen from beta cells, and indices of whole-body IR and beta-cell capacity/insulin secretion in adults who do not have diabetes...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504695/epigenetic-pathway-inhibitors-represent-potential-drugs-for-treating-pancreatic-and-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors
#6
K E Lines, M Stevenson, P Filippakopoulos, S Müller, H E Lockstone, B Wright, S Grozinsky-Glasberg, A B Grossman, S Knapp, D Buck, C Bountra, R V Thakker
Cancer is associated with alterations in epigenetic mechanisms such as histone modifications and methylation of DNA, and inhibitors targeting epigenetic mechanisms represent a novel class of anti-cancer drugs. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the pancreas (PNETs) and bronchus (BNETs), which may have 5-year survivals of <50% and as low as 5%, respectively, represent targets for such drugs, as >40% of PNETs and ~35% of BNETs have mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene, which encodes menin that modifies histones by interacting with histone methyltransferases...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504618/butyrate-reduces-high-fat-diet-induced-metabolic-alterations-hepatic-steatosis-and-pancreatic-beta-cell-and-intestinal-barrier-dysfunctions-in-prediabetic-mice
#7
V A Matheus, Lcs Monteiro, R B Oliveira, D A Maschio, C B Collares-Buzato
In this study, we investigated the effect of diet supplementation with sodium butyrate (5% w/w), a short-chain fatty acid produced by the intestinal microbiota, on metabolic parameters, body adiposity, hepatic and pancreatic lipid accumulation, beta cell function/mass as well as on the structure and function of the tight junction-mediated intestinal epithelial barrier in both normal and obese/prediabetic C57 mice fed a regular (control) or high-fat diet for 60 days, respectively. Butyrate treatment significantly inhibited all the high-fat-induced metabolic dysfunctions evaluated, i...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500395/the-human-serum-protein-c4b-binding-protein-inhibits-pancreatic-iapp-induced-inflammasome-activation
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Klaudia Kulak, Gunilla T Westermark, Nikolina Papac-Milicevic, Erik Renström, Anna M Blom, Ben C King
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Inflammasome activation and subsequent IL-1β production is a driver of islet pathology in type 2 diabetes. Oligomers, but not mature amyloid fibrils, of human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), which is co-secreted with insulin, trigger NOD-like receptor pyrin domain containing-3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation. C4b-binding protein (C4BP), present in serum, binds to IAPP and affects transition of IAPP monomers and oligomers to amyloid fibrils. We therefore hypothesised that C4BP inhibits IAPP-mediated inflammasome activation and IL-1β production...
May 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497374/the-effect-of-insulin-administration-on-c-peptide-in-critically-ill-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Marco Crisman, Luca Lucchetta, Nora Luethi, Luca Cioccari, Que Lam, Glenn M Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo, Johan Mårtensson
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients with permissive hyperglycemia, it is uncertain whether exogenous insulin administration suppresses or enhances c-peptide secretion (a marker of pancreatic beta-cell response). We aimed to explore this effect in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a cohort of 45 critically ill patients with type 2 diabetes managed according to a liberal glucose protocol (target blood glucose 10-14 mmol/l). We recorded the administration of insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents and measured plasma c-peptide as surrogate marker of endogenous insulin secretion on the first two consecutive days in ICU...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496313/relationships-of-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-with-microalbuminuria-and-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-population-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-chinese-community-based-analysis
#10
Shihui Fu, Shanjing Zhou, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Relationships of pancreatic beta-cell function abnormality with microalbuminuria (MA) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) may differ by age, ethnicity and accompanied diseases. Previous studies were generally conducted in Western adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and it is uncertain whether pancreatic beta-cell function is associated with MA and GFR in Chinese community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly population without T2DM. We therefore examined the relationships of pancreatic beta-cell function with two indices of renal damage, MA and GFR, in Chinese community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly population without T2DM...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489277/pancreas-after-islet-pai-transplantation-in-non-uremic-type-1-diabetes-a-strategy-for-restoring-durable-insulin-independence
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S A Wisel, J M Gardner, G R Roll, J Harbell, C E Freise, S Feng, S M Kang, R Hirose, D B Kaufman, A Posselt, P G Stock
Islet transplantation offers a minimally-invasive approach for beta cell replacement in diabetic patients with hypoglycemic unawareness. Attempts at insulin independence may require multiple islet re-infusions from distinct donors, thus increasing the risk for allogeneic sensitization. Currently, solid organ pancreas transplant is the only remaining surgical option following failed islet transplantation in the US. However, the immunologic impact of repeated exposure to donor antigens on subsequent pancreas transplantation is unclear...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488455/intracellular-methylglyoxal-induces-oxidative-damage-to-pancreatic-beta-cell-line-ins-1-cell-through-ire1%C3%AE-jnk-and-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
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Chongxiao Liu, Yanhong Huang, Yifan Zhang, Xueru Chen, Xiang Kong, Yan Dong
An increased intracellular methylglyoxal (MGO) under hyperglycemia led to pancreatic beta cell death. However, its mechanism in which way with MGO induced beta cell death remains unknown. We investigated both high glucose and MGO treatment significantly inclined intracellular MGO concentration and inhibited cell viability in vitro. MGO treatment also triggered intracellular advanced glycation end products (AGEs) formation, declined mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), increased oxidative stress and the expression of ER stress mediators Grp78/Bip and p-PERK; activated mitochondrial apoptotic pathway, which could mimic by Glo1 knockdown...
May 10, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485397/corrigendum-advances-in-pancreatic-islet-monolayer-culture-on-glass-surfaces-enable-super-resolution-microscopy-and-insights-into-beta-cell-ciliogenesis-and-proliferation
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Edward A Phelps, Chiara Cianciaruso, Jaime Santo-Domingo, Miriella Pasquier, Gabriele Galliverti, Lorenzo Piemonti, Ekaterine Berishvili, Olivier Burri, Andreas Wiederkehr, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Steinunn Baekkeskov
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May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484968/a-practical-review-of-c-peptide-testing-in-diabetes
#14
REVIEW
Emma Leighton, Christopher Ar Sainsbury, Gregory C Jones
C-peptide is a widely used measure of pancreatic beta cell function. It is produced in equimolar amounts to endogenous insulin but is excreted at a more constant rate over a longer time. Methods of estimation include urinary and unstimulated and stimulated serum sampling. Modern assays detect levels of c-peptide which can be used to guide diabetes diagnosis and management. We explore the evidence behind the various tests available. We recommend the glucagon stimulation c-peptide testing owing to its balance of sensitivity and practicality...
May 8, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482088/therapeutic-concentrations-of-antidepressants-inhibit-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-via-mitochondrial-complex-inhibition
#15
Ekramy Elmorsy, Ayat Al-Ghafari, Ahmed N M Helaly, Ahmed S Hisab, Bettina Oehrle, Paul A Smith
Diabetes mellitus risk is increased by prolonged usage of antidepressants (ADs). Although various mechanisms are suggested for their diabetogenic potential, whether a direct effect of ADs on pancreatic β-cells is involved is unclear. We examined this idea for three ADs: paroxetine, clomipramine and, with particular emphasis, fluoxetine, on insulin secretion, mitochondrial function, cellular bioenergetics, KATP channel activity and caspase activity in murine and human cell-line models of pancreatic β-cells...
May 8, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469576/plant-produced-asialo-erythropoietin-restores-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-by-suppressing-mammalian-sterile-20-like-kinase-mst1-and-caspase-3-activation
#16
Elena Arthur, Farooqahmed S Kittur, Yuan Lin, Chiu-Yueh Hung, David C Sane, Jiahua Xie
Pancreatic beta-cell death adversely contributes to the progression of both type I and II diabetes by undermining beta-cell mass and subsequently diminishing endogenous insulin production. Therapeutics to impede or even reverse the apoptosis and dysfunction of beta-cells are urgently needed. Asialo-rhuEPO, an enzymatically desialylated form of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhuEPO), has been shown to have cardioprotective and neuroprotective functions but with no adverse effects like that of sialylated rhuEPO...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466634/update-on-pancreatic-transplantation-on-the-management-of-diabetes
#17
Carlo Lombardo, Vittorio G Perrone, Gabriella Amorese, Fabio Vistoli, Walter Baronti, Piero Marchetti, Ugo Boggi
Pancreas transplantation is the only therapy that can restore insulin independence in beta-cell penic diabetic recipients. Because of the need for life-long immunosuppression and the intial surgical risk associated with the transplant procedure, Pancreas transplantation is a therapeutic option only in selected diabetic patients. Based on renal function, three main populations of diabetic recipients of a pancreas transplant can be identified: uremic patients, post-uremic patients (following successful kidney transplantation), and non-uremic patients...
May 2, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466490/local-and-regional-control-of-calcium-dynamics-in-the-pancreatic-islet
#18
REVIEW
Guy A Rutter, David J Hodson, Pauline Chabosseau, Elizabeth Haythorne, Timothy J Pullen, Isabelle Leclerc
Ca(2+) is the key intracellular regulator of insulin secretion, acting in the beta cell as the ultimate trigger for exocytosis. In response to high glucose, ATP-sensitive K(+) channel closure and plasma membrane depolarisation engage a sophisticated machinery to drive pulsatile cytosolic Ca(2+) changes. Voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels, Ca(2+) -activated K(+) channels and Na(+) /Ca(2+) exchange all play important roles. The use of targeted Ca(2+) probes has revealed that during each cytosolic Ca(2+) pulse, uptake of Ca(2+) by mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), secretory granules and lysosomes fine-tune cytosolic Ca(2+) dynamics and control organellar function...
May 3, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457031/prepubertal-childhood-onset-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-four-case-reports
#19
Anandakumar Amutha, Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of childhood onset type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasing, but prepubertal T2D is still unusual. METHODS: We report four cases of T2D with onset at or below 10 years of age registered at a tertiary diabetes centre in southern India.T2D was diagnosed based on the absence of ketosis, good beta cell reserve as shown by the C peptide assay, absence of GAD antibodies and pancreatic calculi, and response to oral hypoglycemic agents. RESULTS: All four patients were female, obese and had acanthosis nigricans...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451833/phase-1b-study-of-galunisertib-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-in-japanese-patients-with-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Masafumi Ikeda, Hideaki Takahashi, Shunsuke Kondo, Michael Mauritius Fabio Lahn, Ken Ogasawara, Karim A Benhadji, Hisaki Fujii, Hideki Ueno
PURPOSE: Transforming growth factor-beta inhibitors may enhance the antitumor activity of gemcitabine with acceptable safety and tolerability. This open-label, multicenter, non-randomized phase 1b study assessed the safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and tumor response of galunisertib plus gemcitabine in Japanese patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. METHODS: During each 28-day cycle, galunisertib 150 mg was administered orally twice daily (300 mg/day) for 14 days, followed by 14 days of rest...
April 27, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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