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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333050/improvement-of-insulin-secretion-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-treated-with-aloe-vera-extract
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Ayesha Noor, S Gunasekaran, M A Vijayalakshmi
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia. Plant extracts and their products are being used as an alternative system of medicine for the treatment of diabetes. Aloe vera has been traditionally used to treat several diseases and it exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing effects. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced Wistar diabetic rats were used in this study to understand the potential protective effect of A. vera extract on the pancreatic islets...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331666/age-related-oxidative-changes-in-pancreatic-islets-are-predominantly-located-in-the-vascular-system
#2
Richard Kehm, Jeannette König, Kerstin Nowotny, Tobias Jung, Stephanie Deubel, Sabrina Gohlke, Tim Julius Schulz, Annika Höhn
Aged tissues usually show a decreased regenerative capacity accompanied by a decline in functionality. During aging pancreatic islets also undergo several morphological and metabolic changes. Besides proliferative and regenerative limitations, endocrine cells lose their secretory capacity, contributing to a decline in functional islet mass and a deregulated glucose homeostasis. This is linked to several features of aging, such as induction of cellular senescence or the formation of modified proteins, such as advanced glycation end products (AGEs) - the latter mainly examined in relation to hyperglycemia and in disease models...
December 29, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330559/a-post-translational-balancing-act-the-good-and-the-bad-of-sumoylation-in-pancreatic-islets
#3
EDITORIAL
Patrick E MacDonald
Post-translational modification of proteins contributes to the control of cell function and survival. The balance of these in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells is important for the maintenance of glucose homeostasis. Protection from the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species is required for beta cell survival, but if this happens at the expense of insulin secretory function then the ability of islets to respond to changing metabolic conditions may be compromised. In this issue of Diabetologia, He et al ( https://doi...
January 12, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330456/20-hete-promotes-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-an-autocrine-manner-through-ffar1
#4
Sorin Tunaru, Remy Bonnavion, Isabell Brandenburger, Jens Preussner, Dominique Thomas, Klaus Scholich, Stefan Offermanns
The long-chain fatty acid receptor FFAR1 is highly expressed in pancreatic β-cells. Synthetic FFAR1 agonists can be used as antidiabetic drugs to promote glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). However, the physiological role of FFAR1 in β-cells remains poorly understood. Here we show that 20-HETE activates FFAR1 and promotes GSIS via FFAR1 with higher potency and efficacy than dietary fatty acids such as palmitic, linoleic, and α-linolenic acid. Murine and human β-cells produce 20-HETE, and the ω-hydroxylase-mediated formation and release of 20-HETE is strongly stimulated by glucose...
January 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330353/afadin-and-rhoa-control-pancreatic-endocrine-mass-via-lumen-morphogenesis
#5
D Berfin Azizoglu, Caitlin Braitsch, Denise K Marciano, Ondine Cleaver
Proper lumen morphogenesis during pancreas development is critical to endocrine and exocrine cell fate. Recent studies showed that a central network of lumens (termed core), but not the surrounding terminal branches (termed periphery), produces most islet endocrine cells. To date, it remains unclear how pancreatic lumens form and remodel and which aspects of lumen morphogenesis influence cell fate. Importantly, models testing the function of the central lumen network as an endocrine niche are lacking. Here, we identify mechanisms underlying lumen formation and remodeling and show that central lumen network morphogenesis impacts pancreatic endocrine mass...
January 12, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329158/expression-of-gastrin-family-peptides-in-pancreatic-islets-and-their-role-in-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-survival
#6
Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Nigel Irwin, Peter R Flatt
OBJECTIVES: Modulation of cholecystokinin (CCK) receptors has been shown to influence pancreatic endocrine function. METHODS: We assessed the impact of the CCKA and CCKB receptor modulators, (pGlu-Gln)-CCK-8 and gastrin-17, respectively, on β-cell secretory function, proliferation and apoptosis and glucose tolerance, and investigating alterations of CCK and gastrin islet expression in diabetes. RESULTS: Initially, the presence of CCK and gastrin, and expression of their receptors were evidenced in β-cell lines and mouse islets...
January 12, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322773/sers-based-label-free-insulin-detection-at-physiological-concentrations-for-analysis-of-islet-performance
#7
Hyunjun Cho, Shailabh Kumar, Daejong Yang, Sagar R Vaidyanathan, Kelly Woo, Ian Garcia, Hao Jan Shue, Youngzoon Yoon, Kevin Ferreri, Hyuck Choo
Label-free optical detection of insulin would allow in vitro assessment of pancreatic cell functions in their natural state and expedite diabetes-related clinical research and treatment, however no existing method has met these criteria at physiological concentrations. Using spatially-uniform 3D gold-nanoparticle sensors, we have demonstrated surface-enhanced Raman sensing of insulin in the secretions from human pancreatic islets under low and high glucose environments without the use of labels such as antibodies or aptamers...
January 11, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322561/effect-of-an-oxygen-generating-scaffold-on-the-viability-and-insulin-secretion-function-of-porcine-neonatal-pancreatic-cell-clusters
#8
Eun Mi Lee, Ji-In Jung, Zahid Alam, Hee-Gyeong Yi, Heejin Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Sunghoon Hurh, Young June Kim, Jong Cheol Jeong, Jaeseok Yang, Kook-Hwan Oh, Hee Chan Kim, Byeong Chun Lee, Inho Choi, Dong-Woo Cho, Curie Ahn
BACKGROUND: Islet encapsulation techniques have shown limited success in maintaining islet survival and function because encapsulation decreases oxygen supply. In this study, an oxygen-generating scaffold was fabricated to prevent hypoxic cell damage and improve the viability and insulin secretion of islets. METHODS: We fabricated an oxygen-generating scaffold by mixing calcium peroxide (CaO2 ) with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). We evaluated the effects of the oxygen-generating PDMS + CaO2 scaffold on viability, caspase-3 and caspase-7 activity, oxygen consumption rate (OCR), glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS), hypoxic cell marker expression, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in porcine neonatal pancreatic cell clusters (NPCCs)...
January 10, 2018: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322219/sirt6-mediated-transcriptional-suppression-of-txnip-is-critical-for-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-and-survival-in-mice
#9
Kunhua Qin, Ning Zhang, Zhao Zhang, Michael Nipper, Zhenxin Zhu, Jake Leighton, Kexin Xu, Nicolas Musi, Pei Wang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Better understanding of how genetic and epigenetic components control beta cell differentiation and function is key to the discovery of novel therapeutic approaches to prevent beta cell dysfunction and failure in the progression of type 2 diabetes. Our goal was to elucidate the role of histone deacetylase sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) in beta cell development and homeostasis. METHODS: Sirt6 endocrine progenitor cell conditional knockout and beta cell-specific knockout mice were generated using the Cre-loxP system...
January 10, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321828/exendin-4-protects-mice-from-d-galactose-induced-hepatic-and-pancreatic-dysfunction
#10
Akram Ahangarpour, Ali Akbar Oroojan, Mohammad Badavi
Investigations into pharmaceutical intervention of pancreatic and hepatic dysfunction associated with metabolic disturbances have received relatively little attention. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of exendin-4 in mice receiving D-galactose, a reducing sugar that triggers ROS production and inflammatory mediators affecting the pancreas and liver. Exendin-4 is an United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved glucagon-like peptide that increases insulin dependent glycogen synthesis and glucose uptake...
2018: Pathobiology of Aging & Age related Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321392/-the-role-of-brain-n-3-fatty-acids-gpr40-ffar1-signaling-in-pain
#11
Kazuo Nakamoto, Shogo Tokuyama
G-protein-coupled receptor 40 (GPR40)/free fatty acid receptor (FFAR) 1 is activated by long-chain fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Its receptor is expressed predominantly in the central nervous system (CNS) and in β-cells in the pancreatic Islets. We have already demonstrated that the intracerebroventricular administration of DHA or GW9508, a GPR40/FFAR1 agonist, suppresses formalin-induced pain behavior. It also attenuates complete Freund's adjuvant-induced mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia, suggesting that these effects occur by increasing β-endorphin release from propiomelanocortin neurons...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320716/distinct-roles-of-systemic-and-local-actions-of-insulin-on-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Takumi Kitamoto, Kenichi Sakurai, Eun Young Lee, Koutaro Yokote, Domenico Accili, Takashi Miki
OBJECTIVE: Pancreatic β-cell mass and function are critical in glucose homeostasis. Their regulatory mechanisms have been studied principally under experimental conditions of reduced β-cell numbers, such as β-cell ablation and partial pancreatectomy. In the present study, we generated an opposite mouse model with an excessive amount of ectopic β-cells, and analyzed its consequence on β-cell mass and survival. METHODS: Mice underwent sub-renal transplantation (SRT) of pseudo-islets generated from a pancreatic β-cell line MIN6 or intra-pancreatic transplantation (IPT) of MIN6 cells, and morphological and functional changes of their endocrine pancreata were analyzed...
January 7, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319618/effect-of-conversion-to-ctla4ig-treatment-on-tacrolimus-induced-diabetic-rats
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Long Jin, Sun Woo Lim, Jian Jin, Kang Luo, Eun Jeong Ko, Byung Ha Chung, Hong Li Lin, Chul Woo Yang
BACKGROUND: The effect of conversion to cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 immunoglobulin (CTLA4Ig) treatment on tacrolimus (TAC)-induced renal dysfunction is well known, but its effect on TAC-induced diabetes mellitus (DM) is still undetermined. In the present study, we tested the diabetogenicity of CTLA4Ig and evaluated the effect of conversion to CTLA4Ig treatment on TAC-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: We tested diabetogenicity of CTLA4Ig by escalating doses (0...
January 10, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318457/decreased-intracellular-granule-movement-and-glucagon-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-attached-to-superior-cervical-ganglion-neurites
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Kiyoto Watabe, Satoru Yokawa, Yoshikazu Inoh, Takahiro Suzuki, Tadahide Furuno
Autonomic neurons innervate pancreatic islets of Langerhans and participate in the maintenance of blood glucose concentrations by controlling hormone levels through attachment with islet cells. We previously found that stimulated superior cervical ganglia (SCG) could induce Ca2+ oscillation in α cells via neuropeptide substance P using an in vitro co-culture model. In this study, we studied the effect of SCG neurite adhesion on intracellular secretory granule movement and glucagon secretion in α cells stimulated by low glucose concentration...
January 9, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315753/localization-of-amylin-like-immunoreactivity-in-the-striped-velvet-gecko-pancreas
#15
H Suzuki, T Yamamoto
Immunohistochemical techniques were employed to investigate the distribution of amylin-like immunoreactive cells in the pancreas of gecko Homopholis fasciata. Four types of endocrine cells were distinguished: insulin immunoreactive (B cells), pancreatic polypeptide immunoreactive (PP cells), glucagon and pancreatic polypeptide immunoreactive (A/PP cells) and somatostatin immunoreactive cells (D cells). Pancreatic islets contained B, A/PP and D cells, whereas extrainsular regions contained B, D and PP cells...
January 8, 2018: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315020/systematic-review-of-islet-cryopreservation
#16
Greg G Kojayan, Michael Alexander, David K Imagawa, Jonathan R T Lakey
Pancreatic islet transplantation is being extensively researched as an alternative treatment for type 1 diabetic patients. This treatment is currently limited by temporal mismatch, between the availability of pancreas and isolated islets from deceased organ donor, and the recipient's need for freshly isolated islets. To solve this issue, cryopreservation of islets may offer the potential to bank islets for transplant on demand. Cryopreservation, however, introduces an overwhelmingly harsh environment to the ever-so-fragile islets...
January 9, 2018: Islets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314619/naringin-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-against-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-both-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-pathways-in-insulin-deficient-diabetic-mice
#17
Ye Jin Lim, Jung Ho Kim, Jeong Hoon Pan, Jae Kyeom Kim, Tae-Sik Park, Young Jun Kim, Jin Hyup Lee, Jun Ho Kim
SCOPE: Oxidative stress has been suggested to play a central role in the pathogenesis of diabetes, as well as other metabolic disorders. Naringin, a major flavanone glycoside in citrus species, has been shown to display strong antioxidant potential in in vitro and in vivo models of oxidative stress; however, the underlying protective mechanisms in diabetes are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: To study the protective effects and molecular mechanisms of naringin in preventing islet dysfunction and diabetes, we examined glucose homeostasis, β-cell apoptosis, and inflammatory response in insulin-deficient diabetic mice exposed to acute oxidative stress with streptozotocin (STZ)...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314572/high-fat-diet-induced-tcf7l2-promoter-methylation-impairs-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-mouse-pancreatic-islets
#18
Yun Hu, Ping Shi, Ke He, Yun-Qing Zhu, Fan Yang, Min Yang, Bang-Shun He, Xiao-Ming Mao
BACKGROUND: The TCF7L2 (transcription factor 7 like 2) gene is strongly associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. However, many people without the TCF7L2 at-risk allele develop T2D. The aim of this study was to investigate altered Tcf7l2 DNA methylation and gene expression caused by high-fat diets (HFDs). METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were fed either a HFD or normal diet for 8 weeks and intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests were performed. Pancreatic islets were sorted for bisulfite sequencing PCR to determine DNA methylation status...
January 4, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311486/effect-of-seleno-l-methionine-on-oxidative-stress-in-the-pancreatic-islets-of-a-short-term-induced-diabetic-mouse-model-in-insufficient-selenium-status
#19
Hitoshi Ueno, Ryo Shimizu, Tomofumi Okuno, Hirofumi Ogino, Tomohiro Arakawa, Koichi Murano, Katsuhiko Nakamuro
The protective effects of seleno-L-methionine (SeMet) on oxidative stress in pancreatic islets were investigated with a short-term nicotinamide (NA) and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mouse model. ICR mice were intraperitoneally injected twice with 100 mg/kg STZ and 120 mg/kg NA at a 1-d interval and were then orally administered 158 µg Se/kg SeMet with free access to a selenium-deficient diet for 5 weeks. Administration of SeMet significantly improved the levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), non-fasting and oral glucose tolerance-tested (OGTT) blood glucose, plasma adiponectin and hepatic glycogen that deteriorated by NA/STZ treatment...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311365/simultaneous-recognition-of-allogeneic-mhc-and-cognate-autoantigen-by-autoreactive-t-cells-in-transplant-rejection
#20
Adam L Burrack, Laurie G Landry, Janet Siebert, Marilyne Coulombe, Ronald G Gill, Maki Nakayama
The autoimmune condition is a primary obstacle to inducing tolerance in type 1 diabetes patients receiving allogeneic pancreas transplants. It is unknown how autoreactive T cells that recognize self-MHC molecules contribute to MHC-disparate allograft rejection. In this report, we show the presence and accumulation of dual-reactive, that is autoreactive and alloreactive, T cells in C3H islet allografts that were transplanted into autoimmune diabetic NOD mice. Using high-throughput sequencing, we discovered that T cells prevalent in allografts share identical TCRs with autoreactive T cells present in pancreatic islets...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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