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pancreatitis and metabolic disorders

Akos A Gerencser, Shona A Mookerjee, Martin Jastroch, Martin D Brand
Analysis of the cellular mechanisms of metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, is complicated by the large number of reactions and interactions in metabolic networks. Metabolic control analysis with appropriate modularization is a powerful method for simplifying and analyzing these networks. To analyze control of cellular energy metabolism in adherent cell cultures of the INS-1832/13 pancreatic β-cell model we adapted our microscopy assay of absolute mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔψM) to a fluorescence microplate reader format, and applied it in conjunction with cell respirometry...
October 20, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Juan Feng, Wanli Xing, Lan Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of endogenous small noncoding RNAs in eukaryotes, have been recognized as significant regulators of gene expression through post-transcriptional mechanisms. To date, >2000 miRNAs have been identified in the human genome, and they orchestrate a variety of biological and pathological processes. Disruption of miRNA levels correlates with many diseases, including diabetes mellitus, a complex multifactorial metabolic disorder affecting >400 million people worldwide. miRNAs are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus by affecting pancreatic β-cell functions, insulin resistance, or both...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Takafumi Hara
FFA1 is a G protein-coupled receptor activated by medium- to long-chain fatty acids. FFA1 plays important roles in various physiological processes such as insulin secretion and energy metabolism. FFA1 expressed on pancreatic β-cells and intestine contributes to insulin and incretin secretion, respectively. These physiological functions of FFA1 are interesting as an attractive drug target for type II diabetes and metabolic disorders. A number of synthetic FFA1 ligands have been developed and they have contributed to our current understanding of the physiological and pathophysiological functions of FFA1 both in in vitro and in vivo studies...
October 19, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Yu I Patyutko, N E Kudashkin, A G Kotel'nikov, O V Chistyakova
AIM: to determine the indications and to evaluate early and long-term outcomes of total pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Treatment of 29 patients who underwent one- and two-stage pancreatectomy for different malignancies was analyzed. RESULTS: Median of surgery duration and intraoperative blood loss was 280 min and 2200 ml respectively. Postoperative complications were observed in 9 (31%) patients. There were 2 (6...
2016: Khirurgiia
Pamela A Kushner, Michael E Cobble
This review aims to explain risk factors, consequences, and management strategies recommended for patients with hypertriglyceridemia. A search of PubMed was performed: "Hypertriglyceridemia"[Majr], limited to English-language and published in the 5 years up to April 2016. Abstracts of the 680 results were screened for inclusion. Reference lists of publications included were also screened for inclusion. Approximately 25% of the United States population has elevated (≥150 mg/dL) triglycerides (TG) putting them at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and pancreatitis...
October 6, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
M Balakumar, L Raji, D Prabhu, C Sathishkumar, P Prabu, V Mohan, M Balasubramanyam
In the context of high human consumption of fructose diets, there is an imperative need to understand how dietary fructose intake influence cellular and molecular mechanisms and thereby affect β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance. While evidence exists for a relationship between high-fat-induced insulin resistance and metabolic disorders, there is lack of studies in relation to high-fructose diet. Therefore, we attempted to study the effect of different diets viz., high-fat diet (HFD), high-fructose diet (HFS), and a combination (HFS + HFD) diet on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in male Wistar rats compared to control animals fed with normal pellet diet...
October 3, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Liling Deng, Songfang Liu, Yuan Gong, Haoming Tian, Yuanyuan Liu, Jie Song, Xingwu Ran, Honglin Yu, Xiangxun Zhang, Yang Long, Yan Ren
OBJECTIVE: To compare the metabolic status and pancreatic β-cell function in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of type 2 diabetic patients with normal glucose tolerance (NGT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred twelve subjects, who were NGT-FDR of type 2 diabetic patients and 1348 subjects, who were NGT individuals with no family history of diabetes, were defined as NGT-FDRs and NGT-controls (NGT-C), respectively. Blood pressure, body weight, waist circumference, plasma glucose, lipid profile, and insulin levels were measured in all subjects...
September 30, 2016: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
So far, a fatty pancreas has been related to obesity and the ageing processes in the body. The current list of pathogenetic factors of the condition is clearly extended with genetically conditioned diseases (cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and Johanson-Blizzard syndrome), pancreatitis, especially hereditary and obstructive, metabolic and hormonal disorders (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia and hypercortisolemia), alcohol overuse, taking some medicines (especially adrenal cortex hormones), disease of the liver and visceral adiposis...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
Yuan Li, Tianyou Luo, Liang Wang, Jing Wu, Shixin Guo
MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs), a group of small non-coding RNAs, have been demonstrated to play key roles in various physicological processes and diseases, including diabetes, the most common metabolic disorder. However, the underlying mechanisms remains largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of miR‑19a‑3p in diabetes. The results of RT-qPCR demonstrated that the level of miR‑19a‑3p was significantly decreased in the diabetic patients, and that the decreased miR‑50a-5p level was significantly associated with a high concentration of blood glucose...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Sunil J Wimalawansa
The aim of this study is to determine the relationships of vitamin D with diabetes, insulin resistance obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Intra cellular vitamin D receptors and the 1-α hydroxylase enzyme are distributed ubiquitously in all tissues suggesting a multitude of functions of vitamin D. It plays an indirect but an important role in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism as reflected by its association with type 2 diabetes (T2D), metabolic syndrome, insulin secretion, insulin resistance, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and obesity...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Venkatesan Amalan, Natesan Vijayakumar, Dhananjayan Indumathi, Arumugam Ramakrishnan
P-coumaric acid (p-CA, 3-[4-hydroxyphenyl]-2-propenoic acid), the major component widely found in nutritious plant foods, has various antioxidant, antiinflammatory and anticancer property. To evaluate the antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic mechanisms, via the effects on carbohydrate, lipids and lipoproteins responses in adult male albino Wistar rats were examined by treated with p-CA. Rats were injected with streptozotocin (STZ, 40mg/kg b.w.) by intraperitonially (i.p.) 30days for the induction of experimental diabetes mellitus...
September 20, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Sonia Ortiz-Miranda, Rui Ji, Agata Jurczyk, Ken-Edwin Aryee, Shunyan Mo, Terry Fletcher, Scott A Shaffer, Dale L Greiner, Rita Bortell, Ronald Gregg, Alan Cheng, Leah J Hennings, Ann R Rittenhouse
Knockout technology has proven useful for delineating functional roles of specific genes. Here we describe and provide an explanation for striking pathology that occurs in a subset of genetically engineered mice expressing a rat CaVβ2a transgene under control of the cardiac α-myosin heavy chain promoter. Lesions were limited to mice homozygous for transgene and independent of native Cacnb2 genomic copy number. Gross findings included an atrophied pancreas, decreased adipose tissue, thickened, orange intestines, and enlarged liver, spleen and abdominal lymph nodes...
September 22, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Rona J Strawbridge, Agneta Hilding, Angela Silveira, Cecilia Österholm, Bengt Sennblad, Olga McLeod, Panagiota Tsikrika, Fariba Foroogh, Elena Tremoli, Damiano Baldassarre, Fabrizio Veglia, Rainer Rauramaa, Andries J Smit, Phillipe Giral, Sudhir Kurl, Elmo Mannarino, Enzo Grossi, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Steve E Humphries, Ulf de Faire, Claes-Göran Östenson, Lars Maegdefessel, Anders Hamsten, Alexandra Bäcklund
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease are complex disorders involving metabolic and inflammatory mechanisms. Here we investigated whether sCD93, a group XIV c-type lectin of the endosialin family, plays a role in metabolic dysregulation or carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). Although no association was observed between sCD93 and IMT, sCD93 levels were significantly lower in subjects with type 2 diabetes (n = 901, mean ± SD 156.6 ± 40.0 ng/mL) compared with subjects without diabetes (n = 2,470, 164...
October 2016: Diabetes
Isabel González-Mariscal, Susan M Krzysik-Walker, Máire E Doyle, Qing-Rong Liu, Raffaello Cimbro, Sara Santa-Cruz Calvo, Soumita Ghosh, Łukasz Cieśla, Ruin Moaddel, Olga D Carlson, Rafal P Witek, Jennifer F O'Connell, Josephine M Egan
Therapeutics aimed at blocking the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor for treatment of obesity resulted in significant improvements in liver function, glucose uptake and pancreatic β-cell function independent of weight loss or CB1 receptor blockade in the brain, suggesting that peripherally-acting only CB1 receptor blockers may be useful therapeutic agents. Neuropsychiatric side effects and lack of tissue specificity precluded clinical use of first-generation, centrally acting CB1 receptor blockers. In this study we specifically analyzed the potential relevance to diabetes of human CB1 receptor isoforms in extraneural tissues involved in glucose metabolism...
2016: Scientific Reports
Pia V Röder, Xiuming Wong, Wanjin Hong, Weiping Han
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia, insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia in early disease stages but a relative insulin insufficiency in later stages. Insulin, a peptide hormone, is produced in and secreted from pancreatic β-cells following elevated blood glucose levels. Upon its release, insulin induces the removal of excessive exogenous glucose from the bloodstream primarily by stimulating glucose uptake into insulin-dependent tissues as well as promoting hepatic glycogenesis...
September 15, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Chui-Yee Fong, Arijit Biswas, Walter Stunkel, Yap-Seng Chong, Ariff Bongso
The infants of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disease. It has been difficult to study the direct effects of maternal hyperglycemia on the fetus because of inaccessibility of fetal tissues. The development of tissues that simulate the function of fetal organs using stem cell technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to study this disorder. Stem cells in the Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord (hWJSCs), possess unique properties that are different from other stem cells...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Christopher Lipina, Harinder S Hundal
Regulated in development and DNA damage response 1 (REDD1) has been functionally linked to the control of diverse cellular processes due, at least in part, to its ability to repress mammalian or mechanistic Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Complex-1 (mTORC1), a key protein complex controlled by hormonal and nutrient cues. Notably, emerging evidence suggests that REDD1 also regulates several pathways involved in modulating energy balance and metabolism. Herein, we discuss evidence implicating REDD1 as a key modulator of insulin action and metabolic function, including its potential contribution to mitochondrial biology and pancreatic islet function...
September 6, 2016: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
Agata Mierzwicka, Marek Bolanowski
Among new peptides responsible for the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders and carbohydrate metabolism, adipokines are of great importance. Adipokines are substances of hormonal character, secreted by adipose tissue. Apart from the well-known adipokines, adropin and preptin are relatively newly discovered, hence their function is not fully understood. They are peptides not secreted by adipose tissue but their role in the metabolic regulations seems to be significant. Preptin is a 34-amino acid peptide, a derivative of proinsulin growth factor II (pro-IGF-II), secreted by pancreatic β cells, considered to be a physiological enhancer of insulin secretion...
2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Steven K Malin, Sangeeta R Kashyap
Bariatric surgery is a gastrointestinal procedure that has emerged as the most effective treatment for weight loss. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the main procedures currently performed. However, the benefits of bariatric surgery extend beyond weight loss. In fact, improvements in β-cell function occur before clinically meaningful weight loss and contribute to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) remission. Herein, we discuss evidence supporting the efficacy of bariatric surgery for weight loss and improved insulin secretion in patients with and without T2D...
July 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Mahin Khatami
Longevity and accumulation of multiple context-dependent signaling pathways of long-standing inflammation (antigen-load or oxidative stress) are the results of decreased/altered regulation of immunity and loss of control switch mechanisms that we defined as Yin and Yang of acute inflammation or immune surveillance. Chronic inflammation is initiated by immune disruptors-induced progressive changes in physiology and function of susceptible host tissues that lead to increased immune suppression and multistep disease processes including carcinogenesis...
December 2016: Clinical and Translational Medicine
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