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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339770/characterization-of-indigenous-aseel-chicken-breed-for-morphological-growth-production-and-meat-composition-traits-from-india
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U Rajkumar, S Haunshi, C Paswan, M V L N Raju, S V Rama Rao, R N Chatterjee
Aseel is an important native chicken breed of India, known for its martial qualities (aggressive fighting abilities), pugnacity, and majestic gait. The aim of the study is to conserve and characterize the Aseel germplasm, which is considered to be endangered. The birds were maintained on deep litter under a simulated backyard type of housing having night shelter and a free-range area. A total of 313 chicks produced in the second generation from the flock collected from native tract in Andhra Pradesh was characterized for morphological, growth, production, and meat quality parameters...
February 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335584/atrap-expression-in-brown-adipose-tissue-does-not-influence-the-development-of-diet-induced-metabolic-disorders-in-mice
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Kohji Ohki, Hiromichi Wakui, Kengo Azushima, Kazushi Uneda, Sona Haku, Ryu Kobayashi, Kotaro Haruhara, Sho Kinguchi, Miyuki Matsuda, Masato Ohsawa, Akinobu Maeda, Shintaro Minegishi, Tomoaki Ishigami, Yoshiyuki Toya, Akio Yamashita, Satoshi Umemura, Kouichi Tamura
Activation of tissue renin-angiotensin system (RAS), mainly mediated by an angiotensin II (Ang II) type 1 receptor (AT1R), plays an important role in the development of obesity-related metabolic disorders. We have shown that AT1R-associated protein (ATRAP), a specific binding protein of AT1R, functions as an endogenous inhibitor to prevent excessive activation of tissue RAS. In the present study, we newly generated ATRAP/Agtrap-floxed (ATRAP(fl/fl)) mice and adipose tissue-specific ATRAP downregulated (ATRAP(adipoq)) mice by the Cre/loxP system using Adipoq-Cre...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328145/short-range-dispersal-maintains-a-volatile-marine-metapopulation-the-brown-alga-postelsia-palmaeformis
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Robert T Paine, Eric R Buhle, Simon A Levin, Peter Kareiva
The annual brown alga Postelsia palmaeformis is dependent for its survival on short-distance dispersal (SDD) where it is already established, as well as occasional long-distance colonization of novel sites. To quantify SDD, we transplanted Postelsia to sites lacking established plants within ≥10 m. The spatial distribution of the first naturally produced sporophyte generation was used to fit dispersal kernels in a hierarchical Bayesian framework. Mean dispersal distance within a year ranged from 0.16 to 0...
March 22, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324157/water-fat-mri-in-a-hibernator-reveals-seasonal-growth-of-white-and-brown-adipose-tissue-without-cold-exposure
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Amanda MacCannell, Kevin Sinclair, Lannette Friesen-Waldner, Charles A McKenzie, James F Staples
Obligate hibernators, such as ground squirrels, display circannual patterns which persist even under constant laboratory conditions, suggesting that they are regulated by endogenous rhythms. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is important for thermogenesis during periodic arousals from hibernation when core body temperature rises spontaneously from 5 to 37 °C. In most small eutherians BAT growth requires several weeks of cold exposure. We hypothesized that in the thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus), a hibernator, BAT growth is regulated, in part, by an endogenous rhythm and we predicted that this growth would precede the hibernation season without cold exposure...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323929/human-brown-adipose-tissue-temperature-and-fat-fraction-are-related-to-its-metabolic-activity
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Kalle Koskensalo, Juho Raiko, Teemu Saari, Virva Saunavaara, Olli Eskola, Pirjo Nuutila, Jani Saunavaara, Riitta Parkkola, Kirsi A Virtanen
Background and aim: The metabolic activity of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has been previously examined using positron-emission-tomography (PET). The aim of this study was to use proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) to investigate whether the temperature and the fat fraction (FF) of brown and white adipose tissue (WAT) are associated with BAT metabolic activity determined by 18F-FDG-PET. Materials and methods: Ten healthy subjects (4f/6m, 25-45 y) were studied using PET-MRI during acute cold exposure and at ambient room temperature...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322447/regulation-role-of-crtc3-in-skeletal-muscle-and-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
Jiaqi Liu, Ziye Xu, Weiche Wu, Yizhen Wang, Tizhong Shan
The cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) - protein kinase A (PKA) signaling pathway plays important role in regulating energy homeostasis. Many of the effects of the cAMP-PKA signaling is mediated through the cAMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) and its coactivator CREB-regulated transcription coactivators (CRTCs). CRTC3 is a member of CRTCs family proteins and plays important roles in glucose and energy metabolism. Previous studies shown that global knockout of CRTC3 enhances oxygen consumption and energy expenditure and subsequently protects the knockout animal against obesity...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317858/near-infrared-photoluminescent-carbon-nanotubes-for-imaging-of-brown-fat
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Masako Yudasaka, Yohei Yomogida, Minfang Zhang, Takeshi Tanaka, Masako Nakahara, Norihiko Kobayashi, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Ken Machida, Kazuhiko Ishihara, Kumiko Saeki, Hiromichi Kataura
Near-infrared photoluminescent single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are expected to provide effectual bio-imaging tools, although, as yet, only limited applications have been reported. Here, we report that CNTs coated with an amphiphilic and biocompatible polymer, poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine-co-n-butyl methacrylate; PMB), generate high-quality images of brown fat. Brown fat is a heat-productive adipose tissue, which is attracting increasing attention as a new therapeutic target for obesity-associated metabolic disorders...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316560/lysopc-acyl-c16-0-is-associated-with-brown-adipose-tissue-activity-in-men
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Mariëtte R Boon, Leontine E H Bakker, Cornelia Prehn, Jerzy Adamski, Maarten J Vosselman, Ingrid M Jazet, Lenka M Pereira Arias-Bouda, Wouter D Marken van Lichtenbelt, Ko Willems van Dijk, Patrick C N Rensen, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori
INTRODUCTION: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) recently emerged as a potential therapeutic target in the treatment of obesity and associated disorders due to its fat-burning capacity. The current gold standard in assessing BAT activity is [(18)F]FDG PET-CT scan, which has severe limitations including radiation exposure, being expensive, and being labor-intensive. Therefore, indirect markers are needed of human BAT activity and volume. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify metabolites in serum that are associated with BAT volume and activity in men...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314964/increased-intake-of-energy-dense-diet-and-negative-energy-balance-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-psychosocial-defeat
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Roberto Coccurello, Adele Romano, Giacomo Giacovazzo, Bianca Tempesta, Marco Fiore, Anna Maria Giudetti, Ilaria Marrocco, Fabio Altieri, Anna Moles, Silvana Gaetani
PURPOSE: Chronic exposure to stress may represent a risk factor for developing metabolic and eating disorders, mostly driven by the overconsumption of easily accessible energy-dense palatable food, although the mechanisms involved remain still unclear. In this study, we used an ethologically oriented murine model of chronic stress caused by chronic psychosocial defeat (CPD) to investigate the effects of unrestricted access to a palatable high fat diet (HFD) on food intake, body weight, energy homeostasis, and expression of different brain neuropeptides...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314100/attenuated-mtor-signaling-and-enhanced-glucose-homeostasis-by-dietary-supplementation-with-lotus-seedpod-oligomeric-procyanidins-in-streptozotocin-stz-induced-diabetic-mice
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Xiaopeng Li, Yong Sui, Qian Wu, Bijun Xie, Zhida Sun
This study investigated the protective role of lotus seedpod oligomeric procyanidins (LSOPC) and synbiotics (Bifidobacterium Bb-12 and xylo-oligosaccharide) against high fat and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes. Administration of LSOPC or synbiotics have no effect on blood glucose in normal mice. Treatments with LSOPC for 12 weeks markedly reduced blood glucose, FFA, endotoxin, GHbA1c and improved glucose homeostasis, lipid metabolism and insulin level. In addition, administration of LSOPC significantly reversed the increase of mTOR and p66Shc in liver, skeletal muscle and white adipose tissue (WAT)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302705/brown-and-beige-adipose-tissues-phenotype-and-metabolic-potential-in-mice-and-men
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Kanta Chechi, Wouter David van Marken Lichtenbelt, Denis Richard
With the recent re-discovery of brown fat in adult humans, our outlook on adipose tissue biology has undergone a paradigm shift. While we attempt to identify, recruit and activate classic brown fat stores in humans, identification of beige/brite adipocytes has also raised the possibility of browning our white fat stores. Whether such transformation of human white fat depots can be achieved in order to enhance the whole-body oxidative potential remains to be seen. Evidence to-date, however, largely points towards a major oxidative role only for classic brown fat depots in rodents and in humans (e...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301844/the-placenta-maternal-diet-and-adipose-tissue-development-in-the-newborn
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Michael E Symonds, Ian Bloor, Shalini Ojha, Helen Budge
BACKGROUND: A majority of adipose tissue present in the newborn possess the unique mitochondrial protein, uncoupling protein (UCP1). It is thus highly metabolically active and capable of producing 300 times more heat per unit mass than any other organ in the body. The extent to which maternal obesity and/or an obesogenic diet impacts on placental function thereby resetting the relative distribution of different types of fat in the fetus is unknown. SUMMARY: Developmentally the majority (if not all) fat in the fetus can be considered as classical brown fat, in which UCP1 is highly abundant...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294131/structural-and-functional-plasticity-within-the-nucleus-accumbens-and-prefrontal-cortex-associated-with-time-dependent-increases-in-food-cue-seeking-behavior
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Paige M Dingess, Rebecca A Darling, Rifka C Derman, Shaun S Wulff, Melissa L Hunter, Carrie R Ferrario, Travis E Brown
Urges to consume food can be driven by stimuli in the environment that are associated with previous food experience. Identifying adaptations within brain reward circuits that facilitate cue-induced food seeking is critical for understanding and preventing the overconsumption of food and subsequent weight gain. Utilizing electrophysiological, biochemical, and DiI labeling we examined functional and structural changes in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) associated with time-dependent increases in food craving ('incubation of craving')...
March 15, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291764/delayed-effects-of-a-low-volume-power-type-resistance-exercise-session-on-explosive-performance
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Athanasios Tsoukos, Panagiotis Veligekas, Lee E Brown, Gerasimos Terzis, Gregory C Bogdanis
This study examined the delayed effects of a power type training session on explosive performance. Seventeen well-trained male power and team sport athletes (age: 22.7±5.5 y, height: 181±8 cm, body mass: 80.7±8.6 kg, body fat: 9.2±1.7 %, 1-RM half-squat: 163±29 kg) performed four sessions (2 experimental and 2 control) one week apart in a randomized and counterbalanced order. Explosive performance was assessed before, 24 and 48 h following a low-volume, power-type training session (5 x 4 jump squats at 40% 1RM with 3 min rest), as well as before and after 24 and 48 h of rest (control)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288167/erythropoietin-epo-ameliorates-obesity-and-glucose-homeostasis-by-promoting-thermogenesis-and-endocrine-function-of-classical-brown-adipose-tissue-bat-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Kazuki Kodo, Satoru Sugimoto, Hisakazu Nakajima, Jun Mori, Ikuyo Itoh, Shota Fukuhara, Keiichi Shigehara, Taichiro Nishikawa, Kitaro Kosaka, Hajime Hosoi
Erythropoietin (EPO), clinically used as a hematopoietic drug, has received much attention due to its nonhematopoietic effects. EPO reportedly has beneficial effects on obesity and diabetes mellitus. We investigated whether interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT: main part of classical BAT) could play a role in EPO's anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects in diet-induced obese mice. Four-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD-Con), and half were additionally given an intraperitoneal injection of recombinant human EPO (200 IU/kg) (HFD-EPO) thrice a week for four weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284692/a-reaction-norm-sire-model-to-study-the-effect-of-metabolic-challenge-in-early-lactation-on-the-functional-longevity-of-dairy-cows
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N-T Ha, A R Sharifi, J Heise, M Schlather, U Schnyder, J J Gross, F Schmitz-Hsu, R M Bruckmaier, H Simianer
Due to the discrepancy of the high energy demand for rapidly increasing milk production and limited feed intake in the transition period around parturition, dairy cows require considerable metabolic adaptations. We hypothesize that some cows are genetically less suited to cope with these metabolic needs than others, leading to adverse follow-up effects on longevity. To test this, we designed a reaction norm model in which functional lifetime was linked to the metabolic challenge in the beginning of the first lactation...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280876/quantitative-computer-aided-diagnostic-algorithm-for-automated-detection-of-peak-lesion-attenuation-in-differentiating-clear-cell-from-papillary-and-chromophobe-renal-cell-carcinoma-oncocytoma-and-fat-poor-angiomyolipoma-on-multiphasic-multidetector-computed
#17
Heidi Coy, Jonathan R Young, Michael L Douek, Matthew S Brown, James Sayre, Steven S Raman
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of a novel, quantitative computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) algorithm on four-phase multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to detect peak lesion attenuation to enable differentiation of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) from chromophobe RCC (chRCC), papillary RCC (pRCC), oncocytoma, and fat-poor angiomyolipoma (fp-AML). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried our clinical databases to obtain a cohort of histologically proven renal masses with preoperative MDCT with four phases [unenhanced (U), corticomedullary (CM), nephrographic (NP), and excretory (E)]...
March 9, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270523/id1-promotes-obesity-by-suppressing-brown-adipose-thermogenesis-and-white-adipose-browning
#18
Mallikarjun Patil, Bal Krishan Sharma, Sawsan Elattar, Judith Chang, Shweta Kapil, Jinling Yuan, Ande Satyanarayana
Obesity results from increased energy intake or defects in energy expenditure. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized for energy expenditure, a process called adaptive thermogenesis. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC1α) controls BAT-mediated thermogenesis by regulating the expression of Ucp1 Inhibitor of differentiation 1 (Id1) is a helix-loop-helix transcription factor that plays important roles in cell proliferation and differentiation. Here, we demonstrate a novel function of Id1 in BAT thermogenesis and programming of beige adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT)...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262189/hypercholesterolemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-current-controversial-therapeutic-management
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REVIEW
Arturo Zárate, Leticia Manuel-Apolinar, Renata Saucedo, Marcelino Hernández-Valencia, Lourdes Basurto
Cholesterol is a precursor of steroid hormones and an essential component of the cell membrane; however, altered regulation of the synthesis, absorption and excretion of cholesterol predispose to cardiovascular diseases of atherosclerotic origin. Despite the recognition of historical events for 200 years starting with Chevreul naming "cholesterine"; later on, Lobstein coining the term atherosclerosis and Marchand introducing it, Anichkov identifying cholesterol in atheromatous plaque, and Brown and Goldstein discovering LDL receptor (r-LDL), as well as the emergence of different drugs such as fibrates, statins and cetrapibs during this decade promising to increase HDL, and the most recent, ezetimibe and anti-PCSK9 to inhibit the degradation of r-LDL, morbidity has not been reduced in cardiovascular disease...
October 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259198/the-2016-tedd-annual-meeting-27-october-2016-zhaw-w%C3%A3-denswil
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Elsbeth Heinzelmann
The focus of the 2016 TEDD Annual Meeting - the Competence Centre for Tissue Engineering for Drug Development and Substance Testing - was on current segments of the 3D cell culture market, especially scaffold-free and scaffold-based cell culture, as well as bioprinting, and the use of recellularized tissues. Particular emphasis was placed on metabolic tissue engineering, specifically the generation of human brown fat cells from progenitor cells. Let's take a look behind the scenes of the latest developments...
February 22, 2017: Chimia
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