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Hilal Ahmad Parray, Jameel Lone, Jong Pil Park, Jang Won Choi, Jong Won Yun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the browning and antioxidative effects of magnolol in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, as recruitment of beige-like adipocytes (browning) by natural compounds is being considered as a promising strategy to fight against obesity. METHODS: Magnolol-induced browning effect was evaluated by determining the expression levels of specific marker genes and proteins using real-time polymerase chain reaction and immunoblotting, respectively...
February 5, 2018: Nutrition
Eduardo H Gilglioni, Jung-Chin Chang, Suzanne Duijst, Simei Go, Aziza A A Adam, Ruurdtje Hoekstra, Arthur J Verhoeven, Emy L Ishii-Iwamoto, Ronald P J Oude Elferink
Primary hepatocyte culture is an important in vitro system for the study of liver functions. In vivo , hepatocytes have high oxidative metabolism. However, oxygen supply by means of diffusion in in vitro static cultures is much less than that by blood circulation in vivo . Therefore, we investigated whether hypoxia contributes to dedifferentiation and deregulated metabolism in cultured hepatocytes. To this end, murine hepatocytes were cultured under static or shaken (60 revolutions per minute) conditions in a collagen sandwich...
March 2018: Hepatology Communications
Jarno E J Wolters, Simone G J van Breda, Jonas Grossmann, Claudia Fortes, Florian Caiment, Jos C S Kleinjans
We performed a multiple 'omics study by integrating data on epigenomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic perturbations associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in primary human hepatocytes caused by the liver toxicant valproic acid (VPA), to deeper understand downstream events following epigenetic alterations in the mitochondrial genome. Furthermore, we investigated persistence of cross-omics changes after terminating drug treatment. Upon transient methylation changes of mitochondrial genes during VPA-treatment, increasing complexities of gene-interaction networks across time were demonstrated, which normalized during washout...
February 28, 2018: Toxicology Letters
Zhaoyu Lin, Fei Liu, Peiliang Shi, Anying Song, Zan Huang, Dayuan Zou, Qin Chen, Jianxin Li, Xiang Gao
BACKGROUND: Changes in metabolic pathway preferences are key events in the reprogramming process of somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The optimization of metabolic conditions can enhance reprogramming; however, the detailed underlying mechanisms are largely unclear. By comparing the gene expression profiles of somatic cells, intermediate-phase cells, and iPSCs, we found that carnitine palmitoyltransferase (Cpt)1b, a rate-limiting enzyme in fatty acid oxidation, was significantly upregulated in the early stage of the reprogramming process...
February 26, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
G Bhaskaragoud, V Geetha, T Sharanappa, A S Mohan Kumar, C Hema Kumar, G Suresh Kumar
SCOPE: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a micro-vascular complication of chronic diabetes. Sterol regulatory element binding protein1 (SREBP1) participation in the development of DN is reported. Oryzanol Concentrate (OC) at 0.1 and 0.3% was tested for its antioxidant and hypolipidemic effects. The aim of the work was to study the involvement of OC in the amelioration of DN in STZ induced diabetic animal model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Animals were grouped into Starch, High fat and OC treated control/diabetic groups (SFC/SFD, HFC/HFD, OFC/OFD)...
February 22, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Laura Galbraith, Hing Y Leung, Imran Ahmad
The link between prostate cancer (PC) development and lipid metabolism is well established, with AR intimately involved in a number of lipogenic processes involving SREBP1, PPARG, FASN, ACC, ACLY and SCD1. Recently, there is growing evidence implicating the role of obesity and peri-prostatic adipose tissue (PPAT) in PC aggressiveness and related mortality, suggesting the importance of lipid pathways in both localised and disseminated disease. A number of promising agents are in development to target the lipogenic axis in PC, and the likelihood is that these agents will form part of combination drug strategies, with targeting of multiple metabolic pathways (e...
February 18, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Amanda R Martins, Amanda R Crisma, Laureane N Masi, Catia L Amaral, Gabriel N Marzuca-Nassr, Lucas H M Bomfim, Bruno G Teodoro, André L Queiroz, Tamires D A Serdan, Rosangela P Torres, Jorge Mancini-Filho, Alice C Rodrigues, Tatiana C Alba-Loureiro, Tania C Pithon-Curi, Renata Gorjao, Leonardo R Silveira, Rui Curi, Philip Newsholme, Sandro M Hirabara
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have been reported to improve insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis in animal models of insulin resistance, but the involved mechanisms still remain unresolved. In this study, we evaluated the effects of fish oil (FO), a source of n-3 PUFAs, on obesity, insulin resistance and muscle mitochondrial function in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). C57Bl/6 male mice, 8 weeks old, were divided into four groups: control diet (C), high-fat diet (H), C+FO (CFO) and H+FO (HFO)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Joan Francesc Mir, Sebastián Zagmutt, Mathieu P Lichtenstein, Judit García-Villoria, Minéia Weber, Ana Gracia, Gemma Fabriàs, Josefina Casas, Miguel López, Núria Casals, Antònia Ribes, Cristina Suñol, Laura Herrero, Dolors Serra
Lipid metabolism, specifically fatty acid oxidation (FAO) mediated by carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) 1A, has been described to be an important actor of ghrelin action in hypothalamus. However, it is not known whether CPT1A and FAO mediate the effect of ghrelin on the cortex. Here, we show that ghrelin produces a differential effect on CPT1 activity and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) metabolism in the hypothalamus and cortex of mice. In the hypothalamus, ghrelin enhances CPT1A activity while GABA transaminase (GABAT) activity, a key enzyme in GABA shunt metabolism, is unaltered...
February 2, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Aneesh Karkhanis, Jacqueline Wen Hui Leow, Thilo Hagen, Eric Chun Yong Chan
Dronedarone and amiodarone are structurally similar antiarrhythmic drugs. Dronedarone worsens cardiac adverse effects with unknown causes while amiodarone has no cardiac adversity. Dronedarone induces preclinical mitochondrial toxicity in rat liver and exhibits clinical hepatotoxicity. Here, we further investigated the relative potential of the antiarrhythmic drugs in causing mitochondrial injury in cardiomyocytes. Differentiated rat H9c2 cardiomyocytes were treated with dronedarone, amiodarone and their respective metabolites namely N-desbutyldronedarone (NDBD) and N-desethylamiodarone (NDEA)...
January 27, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Wenjing Wu, Jin Zhang, Chen Zhao, Yunmei Sun, Yajun Yin, Yongjia Peng, Weijun Pang, Gongshe Yang
The C1q/TNF-related protein 6 (CTRP6) is an adipokine involved in diverse biolgical processes. Formerly, we identified that CTRP6 regulates adipocyte differentiation, fatty acid oxidation and triglyceride accumulation in vitro. However, the effects of CTRP6 on adiposity in vivo have not yet been defined. This study aimed to confirm the involvement of CTRP6 in adipose accumulation and brown adipogenesis by intraperitoneal injection of the CTRP6-shRNA lentivirus into mice (CL mice). CL mice were significantly thinner than the control mice after feeding with a high fat diet (HFD), independent of food intake quantity...
January 20, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Vishal Patel, Amit Joharapurkar, Samadhan Kshirsagar, Brijesh Sutariya, Maulik Patel, Hiren Patel, Dheerendra Pandey, Dipam Patel, Ramchandra Ranvir, Shekhar Kadam, Rajesh Bahekar, Mukul Jain
Background-Obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemic are the key pathogenic stimulus that enhances progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Coagonist of glucagon like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP-1R) and glucagon receptor (GCGR) are being evaluated for obesity and diabetes. GLP-1 analogues have shown to reverse diabetes and obesity. Glucagon treatment reduces lipids after acute and chronic treatment. Objective-In this study, we have investigated the effect of coagonist on prevention of NAFLD induced by long-term feeding of high fat diet (HFD)...
January 18, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Lauriane Cabon, Audrey Bertaux, Marie-Noëlle Brunelle-Navas, Ivan Nemazanyy, Laurianne Scourzic, Laure Delavallée, Laura Vela, Mathieu Baritaud, Sandrine Bouchet, Cécile Lopez, Vu Quang Van, Kevin Garbin, Danielle Chateau, Françoise Gilard, Marika Sarfati, Thomas Mercher, Olivier A Bernard, Santos A Susin
Mitochondrial metabolism is a tightly regulated process that plays a central role throughout the lifespan of hematopoietic cells. Herein, we analyze the consequences of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS)/metabolism disorder associated with the cell-specific hematopoietic ablation of apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF). AIF-null (AIF-/Y ) mice developed pancytopenia that was associated with hypocellular bone marrow (BM) and thymus atrophy. Although myeloid cells were relatively spared, the B-cell and erythroid lineages were altered with increased frequencies of precursor B cells, pro-erythroblasts I, and basophilic erythroblasts II...
January 11, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Xin-Hua Xiao, Xiao-Yan Qi, Ya-Di Wang, Li Ran, Jing Yang, Huan-Li Zhang, Can-Xin Xu, Ge-Bo Wen, Jiang-Hua Liu
Recent studies have highlighted recruiting and activating brite adipocytes in WAT (so-called "browning") would be an attractive anti-obesity strategy. Zinc alpha2 glycoprotein (ZAG) is reported to ameliorate glycolipid metabolism and lose body weight in obese mice. However whether the body reducing effect mediated by browning programme remains unclear. Here, we show that overexpression of ZAG in 3T3-L1 adipocytes enhanced expression of brown fat-specific markers (UCP-1, PRDM16 and CIDEA), mitochondrial biogenesis genes (PGC-1α, NRF-1/2 and mtTFA) and the key lipid metabolism lipases (ATGL, HSL, CPT1-A and p-acyl-CoA carboxylase)...
January 6, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Kaspar Tootsi, Jaak Kals, Mihkel Zilmer, Kaido Paapstel, Aigar Ottas, Aare Märtson
AIM: Arterial pathology has been suggested to be involved in osteoarthritis (OA). Metabolic profiling enables the determination of low-molecular-weight molecules, which might further explain the pathogenesis of OA and its relationship with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The aim of this study was to compare the metabolic profile of lipid metabolism-related compounds and arterial stiffness in OA patients and in controls. METHOD: The serum of 70 end-stage OA patients prior to joint replacement surgery and 82 age-matched controls were analyzed by the AbsoluteIDQ™ p180 kit (BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, Innsbruck, Austria) using the targeted metabolomic approach...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Hye Jin An, Bonggi Lee, Seong Min Kim, Dae Hyun Kim, Ki Wung Chung, Su Gyeong Ha, Kyung Chul Park, Yeo Jin Park, Seong Jin Kim, Hwi Young Yun, Pusoon Chun, Byung Pal Yu, Hyung Ryong Moon, Hae Young Chung
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is frequently observed in obese and aged individuals. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) play a role in regulating hepatic lipid accumulation, a hallmark of NAFLD development. A PPAR pan agonist, 2-(4-(5,6-methylenedioxybenzo[d]thiazol-2-yl)-2-methylphenoxy)-2-methylpropanoic acid (MHY2013) has been shown to prevent fatty liver formation and insulin resistance in obese mice (db/db) model. However, the beneficial effects of MHY2013 in aged model remain unknown...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Chen Lin, Margret Sauter
Rice is a semiaquatic plant that is well adapted to partial flooding. Rice stems develop adventitious root (AR) primordia at each node that slowly mature but emerge only when the plant gets flooded leading to the formation of a whole new secondary root system upon flooding. AR growth is induced by ethylene that accumulates in submerged plant tissues due to its lowered diffusion rate in water. Here we report that the architecture of the secondary root system in flooded rice plants is not only controlled by altered gas diffusion but also by gravity and light...
December 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
Anne-Marie Lundsgaard, Andreas Mæchel Fritzen, Bente Kiens
This review summarizes how fatty acid (FA) oxidation is regulated in skeletal muscle during exercise. From the available evidence it seems that acetyl-CoA availability in the mitochondrial matrix adjusts FA oxidation to exercise intensity and duration. This is executed at the step of mitochondrial fatty acyl import, as the extent of acetyl group sequestration by carnitine determines the availability of carnitine for the carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1 (CPT1) reaction. The rate of glycolysis seems therefore to be central to the amount of β-oxidation-derived acetyl-CoA that is oxidized in the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle...
January 2018: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
Jameel Lone, Hilal Ahmad Parray, Jong Won Yun
Browning of white adipocytes (beiging) is an attractive therapeutic strategy against obesity and its associated metabolic complications. Nobiletin (NOB) is a polymethoxylated flavone present in citrus fruits and has been reported to have anti-obesity effects. Here, we report that nobiletin exerts dual modulatory effects on adipocytes via induction of browning in 3T3-L1 white adipocytes and amelioration of stress in adipocytes. Nobiletin-induced beiging was investigated by determining expression levels of beige-specific genes and proteins by RT-PCR and immunoblot analysis, respectively...
March 2018: Biochimie
Zhuang Lu, Xiaofang He, Bingbing Ma, Lin Zhang, Jiaolong Li, Yun Jiang, Guanghong Zhou, Feng Gao
We investigated the molecular mechanisms by which chronic heat stress impairs the breast-meat quality of broilers. Broilers were assigned to three groups: the normal control (NC) group, heat-stress (HS) group, and pair-fed (PF) group. After 7 days of heat exposure (32 °C), the high temperature had caused oxidative stress; elevated the activity of citrate synthase (CS), the mRNA expression of M-CPT1, and the phosphorylation level of AMPKα; and reduced the mRNA expression of avUCP. After 14 days of heat exposure, the heat stress had increased the lightness and drip loss and decreased the pH and shear force of the breast meat...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Cezary Mikoluk, Alexis A Nagengast, Justin R DiAngelo
Excess nutrients are stored as triglycerides mainly in the adipose tissue of an animal and these triglycerides are located in structures called lipid droplets. Previous genome-wide RNAi screens in Drosophila cells identified splicing factors as playing a role in lipid droplet formation. Our lab has recently identified the SR protein, 9G8, as an important factor in fat storage as decreasing its levels results in augmented triglyceride storage in the fat body. Previous in vitro studies have implicated 9G8 in the regulation of splicing of the sex determination gene doublesex (dsx) by binding to transformer (tra) and transformer2 (tra2); however, any function of these sex determination proteins in regulating metabolism is unknown...
January 1, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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