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M Majerczyk, P Kocełak, P Choręza, H Arabzada, A J Owczarek, M Bożentowicz-Wikarek, A Brzozowska, A Szybalska, M Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, T Grodzicki, A Więcek, M Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, J Chudek
PURPOSE: Elevated plasma concentration of retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) has recently emerged as a potential risk factor as a component of developing metabolic syndrome (MS). Therefore, this study aimed to analyse the relationship between components of MS and concentrations of plasma RBP4 in a population of subjects 65 years and older. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 3038 (1591 male) participants of the PolSenior study, aged 65 years and older. Serum lipid profile, concentrations of RBP4, glucose, insulin, C-reactive protein, IL-6, and activity of aminotransferases were measured...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Dorota Różańska, Bożena Regulska-Ilow
Anthocyanins are food compounds which belong to polyphenols and can mainly be found in dark fruits (e.g., blueberries, black currants, cranberries) and vegetables (e.g., red cabbage, radish, eggplant). The results of large research have shown that these compounds play an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes (T2D). In rodent studies and in studies with isolated omental adipocytes, it was observed that anthocyanins regulated the carbohydrate metabolism in the body due to the upregulation of GLUT4 (insulinregulated glucose transporter) translocation, increased activation of PPARγ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ) in adipose tissue and skeletal muscles as well as increased secretion of adiponectin and leptin...
January 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Li Wen, Ye-Fang Liu, Cen Jiang, Shao-Qian Zeng, Yue Su, Wen-Jun Wu, Xi-Yang Liu, Jian Wang, Ying Liu, Chen Su, Bai-Xue Li, Quan-Sheng Feng
Given the challenges in exploring lifelong therapy with little side effect for human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases, there is increasing interest in developing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments based on specific TCM syndrome. However, there are few objective and biological evidences for classification and diagnosis of HIV/AIDS TCM syndromes to date. In this study, iTRAQ-2DLC-MS/MS coupled with bioinformatics were firstly employed for comparative proteomic profiling of top popular TCM syndromes of HIV/AIDS: accumulation of heat-toxicity (AHT) and Yang deficiency of spleen and kidney (YDSK)...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Emil Andersen, Lars Roed Ingerslev, Odile Fabre, Ida Donkin, Ali Altıntaş, Soetkin Versteyhe, Thue Bisgaard, Viggo B Kristiansen, David Simar, Romain Barrès
BACKGROUND: Deterioration of the adipogenic potential of preadipocytes may contribute to adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Here, we hypothesized that extracellular factors in obesity epigenetically reprogram adipogenesis potential and metabolic function of preadipocytes. METHODS: The transcriptomic profile of visceral adipose tissue preadipocytes collected from Lean, Obese and Obese with T2D was assessed throughout in vitro differentiation using RNA sequencing...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Z Cao, B Meng, R Fan, M Liu, M Gao, Z Xing, X Luan
To explore the key regulatory genes and their translated products involved in Huoyan goose egg laying, we first applied the iTRAQ technology integrated with LC-MS/MS analysis to identify differentially abundant proteins in the ovarian tissue of Huoyan geese between the pre-laying and laying periods. Then, Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment and Kyoto Encyclopaedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analyses of the proteins were conducted. As observed, 403 proteins, which included 255 up-regulated and 148 down-regulated proteins, were identified...
March 1, 2018: Poultry Science
Lipeng Jing, Mianli Xiao, Hongli Dong, Jiesheng Lin, Gengdong Chen, Wenhua Ling, Yuming Chen
(1) Background: Carotenoids may be inversely associated with inflammatory markers (i.e., TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β). However, data are scarce on retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) in humans. We examined the associations among serum carotenoids, RBP4 and several inflammatory markers in a Chinese population. (2) Methods: This community-based cross-sectional study included 3031 participants (68% males) aged 40-75 years in Guangzhou, China. Serum concentrations of carotenoids, RBP4, and inflammatory markers were measured...
February 25, 2018: Nutrients
Angela Rosenbohm, Gabriele Nagel, Raphael S Peter, Torben Brehme, Wolfgang Koenig, Luc Dupuis, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Albert C Ludolph
Importance: Knowledge about the metabolic states of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may provide a therapeutic approach. Objective: To investigate the association between the onset and prognosis of ALS and serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) concentration as a biomarker for insulin resistance and vitamin A metabolism. Design, Setting, and Participants: Case-control design for risk factors of ALS; cohort design for prognostic factors within ALS cases...
February 26, 2018: JAMA Neurology
O Sulaieva, Y Chereshneva, N Kartashkina, M Ivanova, D Tsomartova
In addition to accumulation and metabolism of triglycerides, white adipose tissue is recognized as the active endocrine organ, whose dysfunction is associated with the development of a wide range of diseases. The secretome of adipocytes is represented by a wide range of adipokines, which vary in depot and sex-specific manner. In addition, adipokines have diverse biological effects, correlations with different metabolic features and functions. In this review, the data on biological effects, origin and the clinical significance of adipokines are discussed...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Ewa Czeczuga-Semeniuk, Marzenna Galar, Katarzyna Jarząbek, Piotr Kozłowski, Nela A Sarosiek, Sławomir Wołczyński
PURPOSE: We aimed to elucidate the frequency of the SNPs in the ADIPOQ, RBP4 and BCMO1genes in a population of Caucasian Polish women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and to evaluate the possible associations between these variants and the susceptibility to PCOS. Additionally, the relationship of these polymorphisms to a clinical phenotype of this syndrome, and the concentrations of adipokines, were determined. MATERIALS/METHODS: Clinical and biochemical profiles, DNA isolation and genotyping, and adipokine assays were performed in 294 PCOS women and 78 controls...
February 7, 2018: Advances in Medical Sciences
Kinga Musiał, Danuta Zwolińska
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP), retinol-binding protein (RBP)4, and heat shock proteins (hsp) are markers of tubular function and apoptosis, accompanying chronic kidney disease (CKD) from its earliest stages. Fractional excretion of proteins with urine is a marker of tubular damage. The aim of study was to assess the usefulness of fractional excretion (FE) of VDBP, RBP4, HSF1 and Hsp27 as markers of tubular damage in the course of CKD. METHODS: The study group consisted of 70 children with CKD stages 1-5, treated conservatively, and 12 age-matched controls with normal kidney function...
February 6, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Nam Seok Lee, Han Soo Kim, Se Eun Park, Matthias Blüher, Cheol-Young Park, Byung-Soo Youn
Elevated circulating Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) has been associated with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. However, many commonly used RBP4 ELISAs have limited dynamic range. We therefore developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent sandwich assay (ELISA) employing a novel immunoglobulin A (IgA)-type capture mAb called AG102 instead of IgG subtypes, which was selected for its stability, capture efficiency, and specificity for human RBP 4. These features of RBP4 have hampered the development of quantitative immunological assays...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Massimiliano Perduca, Stefania Nicolis, Barbara Mannucci, Monica Galliano, Hugo L Monaco
RBP4 (plasma retinol-binding protein) is the 21 kDa transporter of all-trans retinol that circulates in plasma as a moderately tight 1:1 molar complex of the vitamin with the protein. RBP4 is primarily synthesized in the liver but is also produced by adipose tissue and circulates bound to a larger protein, transthyretin, TTR, that serves to increase its molecular mass and thus avoid its elimination by glomerular filtration. This paper reports the high resolution three-dimensional structures of human RBP4 naturally lacking bound retinol purified from plasma, urine and amniotic fluid...
January 31, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Jin Zhou, Nana Huang, Yu Cheng, Liang Li, Wenzhou Jiang, Wei Wang, Daping Wang, Yuxiao Tang, Shulin Chen, Ying Sun
OBJECTIVE: This study intends to study the association between serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), bone mineral density (BMD), and other bone metabolic related parameters in type 2 diabetic patients older than 50 years, with or without osteopenia or osteoporosis. METHODS: Patients (n = 274 cases) with type 2 diabetes, hospitalized in the Endocrinology Department of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital from December 2015 to March 2017, were enrolled in the study. The bone mineral density (BMD) was recorded by the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer, and patients were divided into normal bone mineral density group (148 cases), osteopenia (93 cases), and osteoporosis group (33 cases) group...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
Wei-Ting Lin, Pei-Chen Lin, Chun-Ying Lee, Yi-Ling Chen, Te-Fu Chan, Sharon Tsai, Hsiao-Ling Huang, Pei-Wen Wu, Yu-Ting Chin, Hui-Yi Lin, Chien-Hung Lee
OBJECTIVES: Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) and insulin resistance (IR) are clinical parameters associated with cardiometabolic diseases. The mediating and modifying roles of IR on children's susceptibility to cardiometabolic disorders are undetermined. This study investigated the mediating and modifying effects of the homeostatic model assessment of IR (HOMA-IR) on the relationship between the serum RBP4 level and clustering of pediatric cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS: We assessed the diet, physical activity, cardiometabolic risk factors, and clinical parameters of 272 randomly selected adolescents from a large-scale cross-sectional study (n = 2727)...
January 31, 2018: Pediatric Diabetes
Ewa Anna Grzegorczyk, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Bartlomiej Lukaszuk, Dorota Harasiuk, Barbara Choromanska, Piotr Mysliwiec, Malgorzata Zendzian-Piotrowska, Adrian Chabowski
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Fatty acid handling proteins are involved in the process of accumulation of lipids in different fat tissue depots. Thus, the aim of the study was to estimate the expression of both fatty acid transport and binding proteins in the subcutaneous (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) of patients with morbid obesity without metabolic syndrome, as well as the plasma concentrations of these transporters. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Protein (Western blotting) and mRNA (Real-time PCR) expression of selected fatty acid handling proteins was assessed in the visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue of 30 patients with morbid obesity...
January 15, 2018: Nutrition & Diabetes
Xiangshun Li, Yanyi Lyu, Jingling Shen, Yanshuang Mu, Lixia Qiang, Li Liu, Kimi Araki, Bruno P Imbimbo, Ken-Ichi Yamamura, Shoude Jin, Zhenghua Li
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a point mutation in the transthyretin (TTR) gene. The process of TTR amyloidogenesis begins with rate-limiting dissociation of the TTR tetramer. Thus, the TTR stabilizers, such as Tafamidis and Diflunisal, are now in clinical trials. Mouse models will be useful to testing the efficacy of these drugs. Although several mouse models have been generated, they all express mouse Rbp4. Thus, human TTR associates with mouse RBP4, resulting in different kinetic and thermodynamic stability profiles of TTR tetramers...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
R Mateo-Gallego, I Lamiquiz-Moneo, S Perez-Calahorra, V Marco-Benedí, A M Bea, L Baila-Rueda, M Laclaustra, J L Peñalvo, F Civeira, A Cenarro
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High-protein (HP) diets have shown benefits in cardiometabolic markers such as insulin or triglycerides but the responsible mechanisms are not known. We aimed to assess the effect of three energy-restricted diets with different protein contents (20%, 27%, and 35%; ∼80% coming from animal source) on plasma adipokine concentration and its association with changes in cardiometabolic markers. METHODS: Seventy-six women (BMI 32.8 ± 2.93) were randomized to one of three calorie-reduced diets, with protein, 20%, 27%, or 35%; carbohydrates, 50%, 43%, or 35%; and fat, 30%, for 3 months...
November 4, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Ali Saeed, Robin P F Dullaart, Tim C M A Schreuder, Hans Blokzijl, Klaas Nico Faber
Vitamin A is required for important physiological processes, including embryogenesis, vision, cell proliferation and differentiation, immune regulation, and glucose and lipid metabolism. Many of vitamin A's functions are executed through retinoic acids that activate transcriptional networks controlled by retinoic acid receptors (RARs) and retinoid X receptors (RXRs).The liver plays a central role in vitamin A metabolism: (1) it produces bile supporting efficient intestinal absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A; (2) it produces retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) that distributes vitamin A, as retinol, to peripheral tissues; and (3) it harbors the largest body supply of vitamin A, mostly as retinyl esters, in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs)...
December 29, 2017: Nutrients
Wolin Hou, Xiyan Meng, Aihua Zhao, Weijing Zhao, Jiemin Pan, Junling Tang, Yajuan Huang, Huaping Li, Wei Jia, Fang Liu, Weiping Jia
Although metabolomics are desirable to understand the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), comprehensive metabolomic studies of GDM are rare. We aimed to offer a holistic view of metabolites alteration in GDM patients and investigate the possible multimarker models for GDM diagnosis. Biochemical parameters and perinatal data of 131 GDM cases and 138 controls were collected. Fasting serum samples at 75 g oral glucose tolerance test were used for metabolites by ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight-mass spectrometry, ultra performance liquid chromatography-triple triple-quadrupole-mass spectrometry and gas chromatography- time-of- flight mass spectrometry platforms...
December 27, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Liang Chen, Yanhua Yang, Yiting Wang, Lipeng Qiu, Hengchuan Xia, Aiai Wang, Hailong Liu, Hongfei Shi, Keping Chen
Moderate exercise helps improve competition results, providing a balanced muscle tone and biochemical activity, whereas excessive training disrupts the balance between training and recovery, causes harm to the organism, and leads to overtraining syndrome (OTS). To explore the mechanisms of different protein expressions during training and acquisition of immunity, we used proteomic analyses to investigate the differences of liver-protein expressions between 2 swimming modes. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control (CT), fatigue training (FT), and exhaustive training (ET) groups, and liver tissues from each group were subjected to 2-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE)...
December 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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