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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930190/oligonol-a-low-molecular-weight-polyphenol-derived-from-lychee-alleviates-muscle-loss-in-diabetes-by-suppressing-atrogin-1-and-murf1
#1
Hung-Wen Liu, Yen-Ju Chen, Yun-Ching Chang, Sue-Joan Chang
Stimulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway-especially E3 ubiquitin ligases Atrogin-1 and MuRF1-is associated with muscle loss in diabetes. Elevated lipid metabolites impair myogenesis. Oligonol, a low molecular weight polyphenol derived from lychee, exhibited anti-diabetic and anti-obesity properties, suggesting it could be a proper supplement for attenuating muscle loss. Dietary (10 weeks) oligonol supplementation (20 or 200 mg/kg diet) on the skeletal muscle loss was investigated in diabetic db/db mice...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928431/tumor-induces-muscle-wasting-in-mice-through-releasing-extracellular-hsp70-and-hsp90
#2
Guohua Zhang, Zhelong Liu, Hui Ding, Yong Zhou, Hoang Anh Doan, Ka Wai Thomas Sin, Zhiren J Zhu, Rene Flores, Yefei Wen, Xing Gong, Qingyun Liu, Yi-Ping Li
Cachexia, characterized by muscle wasting, is a major contributor to cancer-related mortality. However, the key cachexins that mediate cancer-induced muscle wasting remain elusive. Here, we show that tumor-released extracellular Hsp70 and Hsp90 are responsible for tumor's capacity to induce muscle wasting. We detected high-level constitutive release of Hsp70 and Hsp90 associated with extracellular vesicles (EVs) from diverse cachexia-inducing tumor cells, resulting in elevated serum levels in mice. Neutralizing extracellular Hsp70/90 or silencing Hsp70/90 expression in tumor cells abrogates tumor-induced muscle catabolism and wasting in cultured myotubes and in mice...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923978/mcam-contributes-to-the-establishment-of-cell-autonomous-polarity-in-myogenic-and-chondrogenic-differentiation
#3
Artal Moreno-Fortuny, Laricia Bragg, Giulio Cossu, Urmas Roostalu
Cell polarity has a fundamental role in shaping the morphology of cells and growing tissues. Polarity is commonly thought to be established in response to extracellular signals. Here we used a minimal in vitro assay that enabled us to monitor the determination of cell polarity in myogenic and chondrogenic differentiation in the absence of external signalling gradients. We demonstrate that the initiation of cell polarity is regulated by melanoma cell adhesion molecule (MCAM). We found highly polarized localization of MCAM, Moesin (MSN), Scribble (SCRIB) and Van-Gogh-like 2 (VANGL2) at the distal end of elongating myotubes...
September 18, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919162/mir-101-1-expression-pattern-in-qinchuan-cattle-and-its-role-in-the-regulation-of-cell-differentiation
#4
Jiyao Wu, Dandan He, Binglin Yue, Chunlei Zhang, Xingtang Fang, Hong Chen
MiRNAs have emerged as key regulators of skeletal muscle development, but the knowledge of miRNAs in the molecular network of muscle development remains poorly understood. In this study, we designed to examine the biological function of bovine-miR-101-1. The bovine miR-101-1 was detected in the skeletal muscle of fetal, calf and adult cattle. Its abundance was significantly higher in the skeletal muscle of calf cattle than that in fetal and adult cattle. In the course of C2C12 myoblast differentiation, the expression of miR-101-1 gradually increased...
September 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915625/long-term-cigarette-smoke-exposure-inhibits-histone-deacetylase-2-expression-and-enhances-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-skeletal-muscle-of-mice
#5
Dongmei Huang, Zhiying Ma, Yili He, Ying Xiao, Honglin Luo, Qiuli Liang, Xiaoning Zhong, Jing Bai, Zhiyi He
Long-term cigarette smoke induces lung inflammatory injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), associated with skeletal muscle inflammation. This study aimed at investigating how cigarette smoke promotes skeletal muscle inflammation and its molecular pathogenesis. Mice were exposed to air or cigarette smoke for 12 or 24 weeks, and C2C12 cells were stimulated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE). The mass and function, myotube formation, inflammatory cytokine production, histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p65 expression were detected in the gastrocnemius muscles of mice and C2C12 cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915407/differentiation-and-sarcomere-formation-in-skeletal-myocytes-directly-prepared-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-a-sphere-based-culture
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Saowanee Jiwlawat, Eileen Lynch, Jennifer Glaser, Ivy Smit-Oistad, Jeremy Jeffrey, Jonathan M Van Dyke, Masatoshi Suzuki
Human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a promising resource for propagation of myogenic progenitors. Our group recently reported a unique protocol for the derivation of myogenic progenitors directly (without genetic modification) from human pluripotent cells using free-floating spherical culture. Here we expand our previous efforts and attempt to determine how differentiation duration, culture surface coatings, and nutrient supplements in the medium influence progenitor differentiation and formation of skeletal myotubes containing sarcomeric structures...
August 1, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915272/receptor-and-post-receptor-abnormalities-contribute-to-insulin-resistance-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-and-type-2-skeletal-muscle
#7
Laura Valentina Renna, Francesca Bosè, Sara Iachettini, Barbara Fossati, Lorenzo Saraceno, Valentina Milani, Roberto Colombo, Giovanni Meola, Rosanna Cardani
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) are autosomal dominant multisystemic disorders caused by expansion of microsatellite repeats. In both forms, the mutant transcripts accumulate in nuclear foci altering the function of alternative splicing regulators which are necessary for the physiological mRNA processing. Missplicing of insulin receptor (IR) gene (INSR) has been associated with insulin resistance, however, it cannot be excluded that post-receptor signalling abnormalities could also contribute to this feature in DM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912572/follistatin-n-terminus-differentially-regulates-muscle-size-and-fat-in-vivo
#8
Hui Zheng, Chunping Qiao, Ruhang Tang, Jianbin Li, Karen Bulaklak, Zhenhua Huang, Chunxia Zhao, Yi Dai, Juan Li, Xiao Xiao
Delivery of follistatin (FST) represents a promising strategy for both muscular dystrophies and diabetes, as FST is a robust antagonist of myostatin and activin, which are critical regulators of skeletal muscle and adipose tissues. FST is a multi-domain protein, and deciphering the function of different domains will facilitate novel designs for FST-based therapy. Our study aims to investigate the role of the N-terminal domain (ND) of FST in regulating muscle and fat mass in vivo. Different FST constructs were created and packaged into the adeno-associated viral vector (AAV)...
September 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901427/microrna%C3%A2-106b-regulates-skeletal-muscle-insulin-sensitivity-and-glucose-homeostasis-by-targeting-mitofusion%C3%A2-2
#9
Ying Zhang, Wei He, Yuan-Fu Gao, Zhong-Min Fan, Chun-Lin Gao, Zheng-Kun Xia
MicroRNA‑106b (miR‑106b) is reported to be closely associated with skeletal muscle insulin resistance. The present study further investigated the role of miR‑106b in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis in vivo. Mice were randomly divided into 4 groups and infected with lentivirus expressing miR‑106b (miR‑106b mice), miR‑106b sponge (miR‑106b inhibition mice) or the corresponding empty vectors. Mitofusion‑2 (Mfn2) protein expression levels and glucose transporter (Glut)‑4 protein translocation were significantly reduced in the muscle of miR‑106b mice, whereas they were unaffected in miR‑106b inhibition mice...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899909/depletion-of-the-mrna-translation-initiation-inhibitor-programmed-cell-death-protein-4-pdcd4-impairs-l6-myotube-formation
#10
Naomi Maeda, Abdikarim Abdullahi, Brendan Beatty, Zameer Dhanani, Olasunkanmi A J Adegoke
The mechanistic (mammalian) target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling is vital for optimal muscle mass and function. Although the significance of mTORC1 in stimulating muscle growth is unequivocal, evidence in support of its role during muscle regeneration is less clear. Here, we showed that the abundance (protein and mRNA) of the mTORC1/S6K1 substrate, programmed cell death protein 4 (PDCD4), is upregulated at the onset of differentiation of L6 and C2C12 cells. The increase in PDCD4 was not associated with any changes in S6K1 activation, but the abundance of beta transducing repeat-containing protein (β-TrCP), the ubiquitin ligase that targets PDCD4 for degradation, increased...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895623/comprehensive-analytics-of-actovegin%C3%A2-and-its-effect-on-muscle-cells
#11
Franz-Xaver Reichl, Lesca Miriam Holdt, Daniel Teupser, Gregor Schütze, Alan J Metcalfe, Reinhard Hickel, Christof Högg, Wilhelm Bloch
The ingredients of Actovegin(®) were analyzed and its effects on the muscle cell proliferation were investigated. C2C12 myoblasts were cultured in medium. Actovegin(®) was added in five different concentrations (1, 5, 25, 125, and 250 µg) to the differentiation medium. The formations of proliferation factor Ki67 and myosin heavy chains were measured by immunofluorescence. The first primary antibody was anti-Ki67 and anti-Mf20. Cells were washed and treated with the second fluorochrome. Thirty-one Actovegin(®) ingredients were found to contain significantly higher concentrations and twenty-nine ingredients were found to contain significantly lower concentrations, compared to the mean ranges as described in the literature for the normal physiological concentrations in human adult serum/plasma...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894267/optogenetic-approach-for-targeted-activation-of-global-calcium-transients-in-differentiated-c2c12-myotubes
#12
Stéphane Sebille, Oualid Ayad, Charles-Albert Chapotte-Baldacci, Christian Cognard, Patrick Bois, Aurélien Chatelier
Excitation-contraction coupling in muscle cells is initiated by a restricted membrane depolarization delimited within the neuromuscular junction. This targeted depolarization triggers an action potential that propagates and induces a global cellular calcium response and a consequent contraction. To date, numerous studies have investigated this excitation-calcium response coupling by using different techniques to depolarize muscle cells. However, none of these techniques mimic the temporal and spatial resolution of membrane depolarization observed in the neuromuscular junction...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887874/small-molecule-inhibition-of-murf1-attenuates-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-and-dysfunction-in-cardiac-cachexia
#13
Thomas Scott Bowen, Volker Adams, Sarah Werner, Tina Fischer, Paulien Vinke, Maria Noel Brogger, Norman Mangner, Axel Linke, Peter Sehr, Joe Lewis, Dittmar Labeit, Alexander Gasch, Siegfried Labeit
BACKGROUND: Muscle ring finger 1 (MuRF1) is a muscle-specific ubiquitin E3 ligase activated during clinical conditions associated with skeletal muscle wasting. Yet, there remains a paucity of therapeutic interventions that directly inhibit MuRF1 function, particularly in vivo. The current study, therefore, developed a novel compound targeting the central coiled coil domain of MuRF1 to inhibit muscle wasting in cardiac cachexia. METHODS: We identified small molecules that interfere with the MuRF1-titin interaction from a 130 000 compound screen based on Alpha Technology...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884428/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-proliferative-evaluation-of-bis-4-4-tolyl-2-2-6-2%C3%A2-terpyridine-copper-ii-complex-against-ehrlich-ascites-carcinoma-tumors
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Dharmasivam Mahendiran, Raju Senthil Kumar, Vijayan Viswanathan, Devadasan Velmurugan, Aziz Kalilur Rahiman
The bis(4'-(4-tolyl)-2,2':6',2″-terpyridine)copper(II) complex [Cu(ttpy)2]Cl2 was synthesized and authenticated by single crystal analysis, which shows distorted octahedral geometry around copper(II) ion. The crystal packing is stabilized by C-H···π inter and intramolecular interactions. The complex was found to be lipophilic as determined by shake-flask method. In vitro cytotoxicity of the complex was tested against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) and L6 myotube cell lines. The complex exhibit potent cytotoxicity with respect to the commercially available anticancer drug cisplatin...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881496/xk-related-protein-8-regulates-myoblast-differentiation-and-survival
#15
Go-Woon Kim, Gi-Hoon Nam, In-San Kim, Seung-Yoon Park
Xk-related protein 8 (Xkr8) is a scramblase and responsible for PS exposure on the cell surface in a caspase-dependent manner. Although PS exposure is found to be important for myotube formation during myoblast differentiation, the role of Xkr8 during myogenesis has not been elucidated. Here we show that Xkr8 contributes to myoblast differentiation. Xkr8 overexpression induced the formation of large myotubes during early differentiation, but this phenotype was not related to caspase-dependent cleavage of Xkr8...
September 7, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869893/antioxidant-and-glucose-metabolizing-potential-of-edible-insect-brachytrupes-orientalis-via-modulating-nrf2-ampk-glut4-signaling-pathway
#16
Prachurjya Dutta, Tapan Dey, Anjum Dihingia, Prasenjit Manna, Jatin Kalita
Brachytrupes orientalis (Gryllidae) is a common edible insect species eaten by the different tribes of North East India. This study investigated the potentiality of Brachytrupes orientalis extracts in different solvent hydro-alcoholic (AEBO), hexane (HEBO) and ethyl acetate (EEBO) on glucose utilization and cell viability in high glucose (HG) treated myotubes. It has been observed that AEBO supplementation significantly increased the glucose utilization against HG exposure; however, treatment HEBO and EEBO have no significant effect...
September 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866332/permethrin-decreased-insulin-stimulated-akt-phosphorylation-dependent-on-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-erk-but-not-amp-activated-protein-kinase-%C3%AE-ampk%C3%AE-in-c2c12-myotubes
#17
Quancai Sun, Ye Peng, Weipeng Qi, Yoo Kim, John M Clark, Daeyoung Kim, Yeonhwa Park
Previously 10 μM permethrin (38.7% cis and 59.4% trans isomers), a pyrethroid insecticide widely used in agriculture and household products for pest control, was reported to reduce insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and phosphorylation of protein kinase B (p-AKT) in C2C12 mouse myotubes. The underlying mechanisms on how permethrin decreases insulin-stimulated AKT phosphorylation, however, are unknown. Thus, the goal of this study was to determine the possible mechanism(s) through which permethrin reduced insulin-stimulated AKT phosphorylation in C2C12 myotubes...
September 1, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862673/igf-1-attenuates-hypoxia-induced-atrophy-but-inhibits-myoglobin-expression-in-c2c12-skeletal-muscle-myotubes
#18
Eva L Peters, Sandra M van der Linde, Ilse S P Vogel, Mohammad Haroon, Carla Offringa, Gerard M J de Wit, Pieter Koolwijk, Willem J van der Laarse, Richard T Jaspers
Chronic hypoxia is associated with muscle wasting and decreased oxidative capacity. By contrast, training under hypoxia may enhance hypertrophy and increase oxidative capacity as well as oxygen transport to the mitochondria, by increasing myoglobin (Mb) expression. The latter may be a feasible strategy to prevent atrophy under hypoxia and enhance an eventual hypertrophic response to anabolic stimulation. Mb expression may be further enhanced by lipid supplementation. We investigated individual and combined effects of hypoxia, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and lipids, in mouse skeletal muscle C2C12 myotubes...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862046/glucose-metabolism-and-metabolic-flexibility-in-cultured-skeletal-muscle-cells-is-related-to-exercise-status-in-young-male-subjects
#19
Jenny Lund, Daniel S Tangen, Håvard Wiig, Hans K Stadheim, Siw A Helle, Jesper B Birk, Thorsten Ingemann-Hansen, Arild C Rustan, G Hege Thoresen, Jørgen F P Wojtaszewski, Eili T Kase, Jørgen Jensen
We hypothesised that skeletal muscles of healthy young people have a large variation in oxidative capacity and fibre-type composition, and aimed therefore to investigate glucose metabolism in biopsies and myotubes isolated from musculus vastus lateralis from healthy males with varying degrees of maximal oxygen uptake. Trained and intermediary trained subjects showed higher carbohydrate oxidation in vivo. Fibre-type distribution in biopsies and myotubes did not differ between groups. There was no correlation between fibre-type I expression in biopsies and myotubes...
September 1, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861930/electrical-pulse-stimulation-an-in-vitro-exercise-model-for-the-induction-of-human-skeletal-muscle-cell-hypertrophy-a-proof-of-concept-study
#20
Janelle Tarum, Mattias Folkesson, Philip J Atherton, Fawzi Kadi
Electrical Pulse Stimulation (EPS) of muscle cells has previously been used as an in vitro exercise model. The present study aims to establish an EPS protocol promoting the hypertrophy of human muscle cells, which represents a major physiological endpoint to resistance exercise in humans. We hypothesized that adding a resting period after EPS would be critical for the occurrence of the morphological change. Myoblasts obtained from human muscle biopsies (n = 5) were differentiated into multinucleated myotubes and exposed to 8 h EPS consisting of 2 ms pulses at 12 V with a frequency of 1 Hz...
August 31, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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