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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527155/status-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-china-a-national-survey
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Shibo Lin, Wei Guan, Pankaj Hans, Hui Liang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a favorable bariatric procedure. This study evaluated the status of LSG in China. METHODS: During the 4(th) International Forum of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in May 2016, Nanjing China, an on-the-spot questionnaire was filled out by 105 attending surgeons with experience of LSG. The feedback data was collected and analyzed. RESULTS: For preoperative preparations, surgeons preferred blood glucose control with insulin (61...
May 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526691/zinc-deficiency-an-unexpected-trigger-for-autophagy
#2
Binbin Ding, Qing Zhong
Cells respond to deprivation of certain nutrients such as glucose or nitrogen by inducing autophagy, reclaiming pieces of proteins for use in critical functions. A recent study shows that, in yeast, zinc depletion acts in a similar fashion. Depletion of this essential nutrient induces non-selective autophagy by inhibiting TORC1, leading to release and recycling of zinc from degraded proteins.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526133/metabolic-reprogramming-and-oncogenesis-one-hallmark-many-organelles
#3
A S H Costa, C Frezza
The process of tumorigenesis can be described by a series of molecular features, among which alteration of cellular metabolism has recently emerged. This metabolic rewiring fulfills the energy and biosynthetic demands of fast proliferating cancer cells and amplifies their metabolic repertoire to survive and proliferate in the poorly oxygenated and nutrient-deprived tumor microenvironment. During the last decade, the complex reprogramming of cancer cell metabolism has been widely investigated, revealing cancer-specific metabolic alterations...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522565/integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5-inhibition-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-lung-injury-in-an-autophagy-dependent-manner
#4
Dan Zhang, Chichi Li, Yuanlin Song, Jian Zhou, Yuping Li, Jing Li, Chunxue Bai
Integrin αvβ5 mediates pulmonary endothelial barrier function and acute lung injury (LI), but its roles in cell apoptosis and autophagy are unclear. Thus, the aims of this study were to investigate the significance of αvβ5 in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced apoptosis and LI and to explore the relationship between αvβ5 and autophagy. Human pulmonary micro-vascular endothelial cells (HPMVECs) were pretreated with an αvβ5-blocking antibody (ALULA) and challenged with oxygen-glucose deprivation/oxygen-glucose restoration, which mimics I/R; then, cellular autophagy and apoptosis were detected, and cell permeability was assessed...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522551/inhibition-of-mir-143-during-ischemia-cerebral-injury-protects-neurons-through-recovery-of-the-hexokinase-2-mediated-glucose%C3%A2-uptake
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Xianzhu Zeng, Na Liu, Jing Zhang, Lei Wang, Zhecheng Zhang, Ju Zhu, Qian Li, Yuwen Wang
Ischemic stroke, a major cause of death, is caused by occlusion of a blood vessel, resulting in a significant reduction in regional cerebral blood flow. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of short noncoding RNAs (18 to 22 nucleotides) and bind the 3' un-translated region (UTR) of their target genes to post-transcriptionally suppress gene expression. In this study, we report miR-143 is downregulated in rat neurons but high expressed in astrocytes cells. In vivo middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and ex vivo oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) results showed miR-143 was significantly induced by ischemia injury...
May 18, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522364/inhibition-of-mir-181a-protects-female-mice-from-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-by-targeting-astrocyte-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
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Creed M Stary, Lijun Xu, Le Li, Xiaoyun Sun, Yi-Bing Ouyang, Xiaoxing Xiong, Jing Zhao, Rona G Giffard
Whether the effect of miR-181a is sexually dimorphic in stroke is unknown. Prior work showed protection of male mice with miR-181a inhibition. Estrogen receptor-α (ERα) is an identified target of miR181 in endometrium. Therefore we investigated the separate and joint effects of miR-181a inhibition and 17β-estradiol (E2) replacement after ovariectomy. Adult female mice were ovariectomized and implanted with an E2- or vehicle-containing capsule for 14d prior to 1h middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Each group received either miR-181a antagomir or mismatch control by intracerebroventricular injection 24h before MCAO...
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522262/transglutaminase-2-modulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-astrocytes-is-independent-of-its-ability-to-mediate-astrocytic-viability-in-ischemic-injury
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Julianne Feola, Alan Barton, Abdullah Akbar, Jeffrey Keillor, Gail V W Johnson
Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is a multifunctional protein that can contribute to cell death and cell survival processes in a variety of disease contexts. Within the brain, TG2 has been shown to promote cell death in ischemic injury when expressed in astrocytes (Colak and Johnson, 2012). However, the specific functions and characteristics of astrocytic TG2 that mediate this effect are largely unknown. Therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the role of astrocytic TG2 in mediating cellular viability processes in the context of ischemic injury, with a specific focus on its contributions to intracellular signaling cascades...
May 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516783/antidiabetic-disruptors-of-the-glucokinase-glucokinase-regulatory-protein-complex-reorganize-a-coulombic-interface
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Juliana Martinez, Qing Xiao, Armen Zakarian, Brian G Miller
The glucokinase regulatory protein (GKRP) plays an essential role in glucose homeostasis by acting as a competitive inhibitor of glucokinase (GCK) and triggering its localization to the hepatocyte nucleus upon glucose deprivation. Metabolites such as fructose 6-phosphate and sorbitol 6-phosphate promote assembly of the GCK-GKRP complex, whereas fructose 1-phosphate and functionalized piperazines with potent in vivo antidiabetic activity disrupt the complex. Here, we establish the molecular basis by which these natural and synthetic ligands modulate the GCK-GKRP interaction...
May 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514652/thymidine-catabolism-as-a-metabolic-strategy-for-cancer-survival
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Sho Tabata, Masatatsu Yamamoto, Hisatsugu Goto, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Maki Ohishi, Takuya Kuramoto, Atsushi Mitsuhashi, Ryuji Ikeda, Misako Haraguchi, Kohichi Kawahara, Yoshinari Shinsato, Kentaro Minami, Atsuro Saijo, Masaki Hanibuchi, Yasuhiko Nishioka, Saburo Sone, Hiroyasu Esumi, Masaru Tomita, Tomoyoshi Soga, Tatsuhiko Furukawa, Shin-Ichi Akiyama
Thymidine phosphorylase (TP), a rate-limiting enzyme in thymidine catabolism, plays a pivotal role in tumor progression; however, the mechanisms underlying this role are not fully understood. Here, we found that TP-mediated thymidine catabolism could supply the carbon source in the glycolytic pathway and thus contribute to cell survival under conditions of nutrient deprivation. In TP-expressing cells, thymidine was converted to metabolites, including glucose 6-phosphate, lactate, 5-phospho-α-D-ribose 1-diphosphate, and serine, via the glycolytic pathway both in vitro and in vivo...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512358/delayed-epidural-transplantation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neural-progenitors-enhances-functional-recovery-after-stroke
#10
I-Hui Lee, Shiang-Suo Huang, Ching-Yu Chuang, Ko-Hsun Liao, Li-Hsin Chang, Chia-Chi Chuang, Yu-Shih Su, Hung-Jui Lin, Jui-Yu Hsieh, Shu-Han Su, Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, Hung-Chih Kuo
Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural progenitor cells (iPSC-NPCs) are a promising source of tailor-made cell therapy for neurological diseases. However, major obstacles to clinical use still exist. To circumvent complications related to intracerebral administration, we implanted human iPSC-NPCs epidurally over the peri-infarct cortex 7 days after permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion in adult rats. Compared to controls, cell-treated rats showed significant improvements in paretic forelimb usage and grip strength from 10 days post-transplantation (dpt) onwards, as well as reductions in lesion volumes, inflammatory infiltration and astrogliosis at 21 dpt...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508993/14-15-eet-suppresses-neuronal-apoptosis-in-ischemia-reperfusion-through-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Hui-Xia Geng, Rui-Ping Li, Ying-Ge Li, Xiao-Qing Wang, Li Zhang, Jin-Bo Deng, Lai Wang, Jie-Xin Deng
Neuronal apoptosis mediated by the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway is an important pathological process in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. 14,15-EET, an intermediate metabolite of arachidonic acid, can promote cell survival during ischemia/reperfusion. However, whether the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway is involved this survival mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, we observed that infarct size in ischemia-reperfusion injury was reduced in sEH gene knockout mice. In addition, Caspase 3 activation, cytochrome C release and AIF nuclear translocation were also inhibited...
May 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504843/a-novel-synthetic-chemical-entity-upei-800-is-neuroprotective-in-vitro-and-in-an-in-vivo-rat-model-of-oxidative-stress
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Tarek M Saleh, Monique C Saleh, Barry J Connell, Inan Kucukkaya, Alaa S Abd-El-Aziz
In this study, we tested a novel synthetic pyrazole-containing compound, 5-amino-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carbonitrile (APPC), as an antioxidant in both in vitro and in vivo models of oxidative stress. In addition, the utility of covalently combining APPC with another well-established antioxidant, lipoic acid (LA), was also tested in both models. The in vitro results demonstrated that pretreatment with APPC in a mixed neuronal-glial culture exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) followed by reoxygenation-refeeding, resulted in significant neuroprotection at concentrations between 2...
May 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502584/up-regulation-of-mir-325-3p-suppresses-pineal-aralkylamine-n-acetyltransferase-aanat-after-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-brain-injury-in-rats
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Yuanyuan Yang, Bin Sun, Jian Huang, Lixiao Xu, Jian Pan, Chen Fang, Mei Li, Gen Li, Yanfang Tao, Xiaofeng Yang, Ying Wu, Po Miao, Ying Wang, Hong Li, Jing Ren, Meiqin Zhan, Yiping Fang, Xing Feng, Xin Ding
Survivors of hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD), besides impairment of psychomotor development, often develop circadian rhythm disorders, although the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we first verified that mRNA and protein expression of pineal aralkylamine N-acetyltransferase (Aanat), a key regulator for melatonin (MT) synthesis, along with MT, were severely impaired after HIBD. In addition, we demonstrated that neonatal HIBD disrupted the circadian rhythmicity of locomotor activities in juvenile rats...
May 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501505/sevoflurane-postconditioning-attenuates-reactive-astrogliosis-and-glial-scar-formation-after-ischemia-reperfusion-brain-injury
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Yong-Ming Zhu, Xue Gao, Yong Ni, Wei Li, Thomas A Kent, Shi-Gang Qiao, Chen Wang, Xiao-Xuan Xu, Hui-Ling Zhang
Cerebral ischemia leads to astrocyte's activation and glial scar formation. Glial scar can inhibit axonal regeneration during the recovery phase. It has demonstrated that sevoflurane has neuroprotective effects against ischemic stroke, but its effects on ischemia-induced formation of astrogliosis and glial scar are unknown. This study was designed to investigate the effect of sevoflurane postconditioning on astrogliosis and glial scar formation in ischemic stroke model both in vivo and in vitro. The results showed that 2...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501103/mrna-decay-is-regulated-via-sequestration-of-the-conserved-5-3-exoribonuclease-xrn1-at-eisosome-in-yeast
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Katarína Vaškovičová, Thuraya Awadová, Petra Veselá, Mária Balážová, Miroslava Opekarová, Jan Malinsky
We describe a novel mechanism of mRNA decay regulation, which takes place under the conditions of glucose deprivation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The regulation is based on temporally stable sequestration of the main 5'-3' mRNA exoribonuclease Xrn1 at the eisosome, a plasma membrane-associated protein complex organizing a specialized membrane microdomain. As documented by monitoring the decay of a specific mRNA substrate in time, Xrn1-mediated mRNA degradation ceases during the accumulation of Xrn1 at eisosome, but the eisosome-associated Xrn1 retains its functionality and can be re-activated when released to cytoplasm following the addition of glucose...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499834/n-stearoyltyrosine-protects-primary-cortical-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-anandamide-inactivation-system
#16
Heng-Jing Cui, Sha Liu, Rui Yang, Guo-Hui Fu, Yang Lu
N-stearoylthrosine (NST), a synthesized anandamide (AEA) analogue, plays a neuroprotective role in neurodegenerative diseases and cerebrovascular diseases. Several studies have demonstrated that the endocannabinoids systems (ECS) are involved in the neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemic injury. Oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced neuronal injury elevated the levels of endocannabinoids and activated ECS. This research was conducted to investigate the neuroprotective effect of NST against OGD-induced neuronal injury in cultured primary cortical neurons and the potential mechanism involved...
May 9, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498446/synergistic-protective-effect-of-fty720-and-vitamin-e-against-simulated-cerebral-ischemia-in-vitro
#17
Xin Pang, Xuening Hou
The purpose of the present study was to explore the combination effect of FTY720 and vitamin E on cerebral ischemia. Astrocytes were isolated from newborn Sprague‑Dawley rats and were subjected to FTY720, vitamin E, or combination of the two. The astrocyte cultures were then exposed to oxygen‑glucose deprivation (OGD) to simulate an ischemic model in vitro. Cell viability, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and cell apoptosis were detected following 12 h of exposure to OGD. In addition, the levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, interleukin (IL)‑6, IL‑1β, total antioxidant capacity, intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)‑1, vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)‑1, chemokine (C‑X‑C motif) ligand (CXCL)‑10, heme oxygenase (HO)‑1 and superoxide dismutase (SOD)‑1 were measured...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488010/neuroprotective-effect-of-oxysophocarpine-by-modulation-of-mapk-pathway-in-rat-hippocampal-neurons-subject-to-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-reperfusion
#18
Peng Zhao, Ren-Yuan Chang, Ning Liu, Jing Wang, Ru Zhou, Xue Qi, Yue Liu, Lin Ma, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Yan-Ping He, Jian-Qiang Yu
Oxysophocarpine (OSC), an alkaloid isolated from Sophora flavescens Ait, has been traditionally used as a medicinal agent based on the observed pharmacological effects. In this study, the direct effect of OSC against neuronal injuries induced by oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) in neonatal rat primary-cultured hippocampal neurons and its mechanisms were investigated. Cultured hippocampal neurons, which were exposed to OGD for 2 h followed by a 24 h reoxygenation, were used as an in vitro model of ischemia and reperfusion...
May 9, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484241/glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-protects-human-islets-from-nutrient-deprivation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis
#19
Shadab Abadpour, Sven O Göpel, Simen W Schive, Olle Korsgren, Aksel Foss, Hanne Scholz
One of the key limitations to successful human islet transplantation is loss of islets due to stress responses pre- and post-transplantation. Nutrient deprivation and ER stress have been identified as important mechanisms leading to apoptosis. Glial Cell-line Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) has recently been found to promote islet survival after isolation. However, whether GDNF could rescue human islets from nutrient deprivation and ER stress-mediated apoptosis is unknown. Herein, by mimicking those conditions in vitro, we have shown that GDNF significantly improved glucose stimulated insulin secretion, reduced apoptosis and proinsulin:insulin ratio in nutrient deprived human islets...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483659/the-long-non-coding-rna-neat1-is-an-important-mediator-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-bexarotene-on-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Jianjun Zhong, Li Jiang, Zhijian Huang, Hongrong Zhang, Chongjie Cheng, Han Liu, Junchi He, Jingchuan Wu, Rami Darwazeh, Yue Wu, Xiaochuan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Bexarotene treatments exert neuroprotective effects on mice following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The present study aims to investigate the potential roles of the long noncoding RNA Neat1 in the neuroprotective effects of bexarotene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6J mice (n=80) and newborn mice (within 24 h after birth) (n=20) were used to generate a "controlled cortical impact" (CCI) model and harvest primary cortex neurons, respectively...
May 5, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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