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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190475/calycosin-attenuates-triglyceride-accumulation-and-hepatic-fibrosis-in-murine-model-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-via-activating-farnesoid-x-receptor
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Xingping Duan, Qiang Meng, Changyuan Wang, Zhihao Liu, Qi Liu, Huijun Sun, Pengyuan Sun, Xiaobo Yang, Xiaokui Huo, Jinyong Peng, Kexin Liu
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) represents the more severe end of hepatic steatosis and is associated with progressive liver disease. Calycosin, derived from the root of Radix Astragali, has been demonstrated to have favorable efficacy on acute liver injury. PURPOSE: The present study was to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of calycosin on attenuating triglyceride accumulation and hepatic fibrosis, as well as explore the potential mechanism in murine model of NASH...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146135/the-transcription-profile-unveils-the-cardioprotective-effect-of-aspalathin-against-lipid-toxicity-in-an-in-vitro-h9c2-model
#2
Rabia Johnson, Phiwayinkosi V Dludla, Christo J F Muller, Barbara Huisamen, M Faadiel Essop, Johan Louw
Aspalathin, a C-glucosyl dihydrochalcone, has previously been shown to protect cardiomyocytes against hyperglycemia-induced shifts in substrate preference and subsequent apoptosis. However, the precise gene regulatory network remains to be elucidated. To unravel the mechanism and provide insight into this supposition, the direct effect of aspalathin in an isolated cell-based system, without the influence of any variables, was tested using an H9c2 cardiomyocyte model. Cardiomyocytes were exposed to high glucose (33 mM) for 48 h before post-treatment with or without aspalathin...
January 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135329/hepatic-effects-of-pharmacological-doses-of-hydroxy-cobalamin-c-lactam-in-mice
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Patrizia Haegler, David Grünig, Benjamin Berger, Luigi Terracciano, Stephan Krähenbühl, Jamal Bouitbir
The vitamin B12 analog hydroxy-cobalamin[c-lactam] (HCCL) impairs hepatic mitochondrial protein synthesis and function of the electron transport chain in rats. We aimed to establish an in vivo model for mitochondrial dysfunction in mice, which could be used to investigate hepatotoxicity of mitochondrial toxicants. In a first step, we performed a dose-finding study in mice treated with HCCL 0.4 mg/kg and 4 mg/kg i.p. for two to four weeks. The plasma methylmalonate concentration was strongly increased at 4 mg/kg starting at three weeks of treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107461/inhibition-of-fatty-acid-synthase-reduces-blastocyst-hatching-through-regulation-of-the-akt-pathway-in-pigs
#4
Jing Guo, Nam-Hyung Kim, Xiang-Shun Cui
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is an enzyme responsible for the de novo synthesis of long-chain fatty acids. During oncogenesis, FASN plays a role in growth and survival rather than acting within the energy storage pathways. Here, the function of FASN during early embryonic development was studied using its specific inhibitor, C75. We found that the presence of the inhibitor reduced blastocyst hatching. FASN inhibition decreased Cpt1 expression, leading to a reduction in mitochondria numbers and ATP content. This inhibition of FASN resulted in the down-regulation of the AKT pathway, thereby triggering apoptosis through the activation of the p53 pathway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088654/transcriptional-response-of-skeletal-muscle-to-a-low-protein-perinatal-diet-in-rat-offspring-at-different-ages-the-role-of-key-enzymes-of-glucose-fatty-acid-oxidation
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José Luiz de Brito Alves, Ana Elisa Toscano, João Henrique da Costa-Silva, Hubert Vidal, Carol Góis Leandro, Luciano Pirola
Skeletal muscle is a plastic tissue during development with distinctive acute and chronic response to maternal protein restriction. This study evaluated gene and protein expression of key-enzymes of glycolytic pathway (HK2, PFK, PDK4 and CS), and fatty acid oxidation (CPT1 and β-HAD) of two different types of skeletal muscle [soleus and extensor digitorium longus (EDL)] from offspring rats at 30 and 90 days of age, exposed to maternal isoenergetic low protein diet throughout gestation and lactation. Pups from dams fed 17% protein diet (n=5, normal protein, Np), and low protein pups from dams fed 8% casein diet (low protein, Lp, n=5) were evaluated...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076827/new-diphenylmethane-derivatives-as-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-gamma-dual-agonists-endowed-with-anti-proliferative-effects-and-mitochondrial-activity
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Luca Piemontese, Carmen Cerchia, Antonio Laghezza, Pamela Ziccardi, Sabina Sblano, Paolo Tortorella, Vito Iacobazzi, Vittoria Infantino, Paolo Convertini, Fabrizio Dal Piaz, Angelo Lupo, Vittorio Colantuoni, Antonio Lavecchia, Fulvio Loiodice
We screened a short series of new chiral diphenylmethane derivatives and identified potent dual PPARα/γ partial agonists. As both enantiomers of the most active compound 1 displayed an unexpected similar transactivation activity, we performed docking experiments to provide a molecular understanding of their similar partial agonism. We also evaluated the ability of both enantiomers of 1 and racemic 2 to inhibit colorectal cancer cells proliferation: (S)-1 displayed a more robust activity due, at least in part, to a partial inhibition of the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway that is upregulated in the majority of colorectal cancers...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068143/adaptations-to-excess-choline-in-insulin-resistant-and-pcyt2-deficient-skeletal-muscle
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Adrian Taylor, Laila Cigana Schenkel, Maiya Yokich, Marica Bakovic
It was hypothesized that choline supplementation in insulin resistant (IR) CTP:phosphoethanolamine cytidylyltransferase deficient (Pcyt2(+/-)) mice would ameliorate muscle function by remodeling glucose and fatty acid (FA) metabolism. Pcyt2(+/-) mice either received no treatment or were allowed access to 2 mg/mL choline in drinking water for 4 weeks. Skeletal muscle was harvested from choline treated and untreated mice. Lipid analysis and metabolic gene expression and signaling pathways were compared between untreated Pcyt2(+/-) mice, treated Pcyt2(+/-) mice, and Pcyt2(+/+) mice...
September 6, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024299/the-role-of-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-in-lymphangiogenesis
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Brian W Wong, Xingwu Wang, Annalisa Zecchin, Bernard Thienpont, Ivo Cornelissen, Joanna Kalucka, Melissa García-Caballero, Rindert Missiaen, Hongling Huang, Ulrike Brüning, Silvia Blacher, Stefan Vinckier, Jermaine Goveia, Marlen Knobloch, Hui Zhao, Cathrin Dierkes, Chenyan Shi, René Hägerling, Veronica Moral-Dardé, Sabine Wyns, Martin Lippens, Sebastian Jessberger, Sarah-Maria Fendt, Aernout Luttun, Agnès Noel, Friedemann Kiefer, Bart Ghesquière, Lieve Moons, Luc Schoonjans, Mieke Dewerchin, Guy Eelen, Diether Lambrechts, Peter Carmeliet
Lymphatic vessels are lined by lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs), and are critical for health. However, the role of metabolism in lymphatic development has not yet been elucidated. Here we report that in transgenic mouse models, LEC-specific loss of CPT1A, a rate-controlling enzyme in fatty acid β-oxidation, impairs lymphatic development. LECs use fatty acid β-oxidation to proliferate and for epigenetic regulation of lymphatic marker expression during LEC differentiation. Mechanistically, the transcription factor PROX1 upregulates CPT1A expression, which increases acetyl coenzyme A production dependent on fatty acid β-oxidation...
December 26, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009086/1-2-diacylglycerol-choline-phosphotransferase-catalyzes-the-final-step-in-the-unique-treponema-denticola-phosphatidylcholine-biosynthesis-pathway
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Miguel Ángel Vences-Guzmán, M Paula Goetting-Minesky, Ziqiang Guan, Santiago Castillo-Ramirez, Luz América Córdoba-Castro, Isabel M López-Lara, Otto Geiger, Christian Sohlenkamp, J Christopher Fenno
Treponema denticola synthesizes phosphatidylcholine through a licCA-dependent CDP-choline pathway identified only in the genus Treponema. However, the mechanism of conversion of CDP-choline to phosphatidylcholine remained unclear. We report here characterization of TDE0021 (herein designated cpt) encoding a 1,2-diacylglycerol choline phosphotransferase homologous to choline phosphotransferases that catalyze the final step of the highly conserved Kennedy pathway for phosphatidylcholine synthesis in eukaryotes...
December 23, 2016: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941940/kefir-peptides-prevent-high-fructose-corn-syrup-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-murine-model-by-modulation-of-inflammation-and-the-jak2-signaling-pathway
#10
H L Chen, T C Tsai, Y C Tsai, J W Liao, C C Yen, C M Chen
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, people have changed their eating habits, and high-fructose-containing bubble tea has become very popular. High-fructose intake has been suggested to be a key factor that induces non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Kefir, a fermented milk product composed of microbial symbionts, has demonstrated numerous biological activities, including antibacterial, antioxidant and immunostimulating effects. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of kefir peptides on high-fructose-induced hepatic steatosis and the possible molecular mechanism...
December 12, 2016: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927695/orally-administrated-fatty-acids-enhanced-anorectic-potential-but-did-not-activate-central-fatty-acid-sensing-in-senegalese-sole-post-larvae
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Cristina Velasco, Kruno Bonacic, José L Soengas, Sofia Morais
Studies in fish have reported the presence and function of fatty acid (FA)-sensing systems comparable in many aspects to those known in mammals. Such studies were carried out in juvenile and adult fish, but the presence of FA sensing systems and control of food intake has never been evaluated in early stages, despite the importance of establishing when appetite regulation becomes functional in larval fish. In this study we aimed to elucidate the possible effects of different specific FA on neural FA sensing systems and neuropeptides involved in the control of food intake in Senegalese sole post-larvae...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917474/germacrone-inhibits-adipogenesis-and-stimulates-lipolysis-via-the-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signalling-pathway-in-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
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Yuan-Ri Guo, Se-Young Choung
OBJECTIVES: In a previous study, we reported that Aster spathulifolius Maxim extract (ASE) inhibited lipid accumulation and adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells. Of the components in ASE, germacrone (GM) was identified as a potent bioactive constituent. GM is known for its anticancer and antiviral activity. However, the effects of GM and the molecular mechanism by which GM regulates adipogenesis and lipolysis were not reported. Therefore, we investigated the effect of GM on adipogenesis and lipolysis and to elucidate its underlying molecular mechanism...
February 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912736/citrus-junos-tanaka-peel-ameliorates-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-hepg2-cells-and-in-mice-fed-a-high-cholesterol-diet
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Eun Ju Shin, Jae Ho Park, Mi Jeong Sung, Min-Yu Chung, Jin-Taek Hwang
BACKGROUND: Citrus junos Tanaka (yuja), a yellow-coloured citrus fruit has traditionally been consumed in Korea, Japan, and China and has been found effective in preventing certain diseases. However, the inhibitory effect of yuja on hepatic lipid accumulation has not been clearly elucidated thus far. METHODS: The inhibitory effect of yuja on hepatic lipid accumulation was investigated in both cell culture and mouse models. We investigated the inhibitory effect of ethanol extract of yuja peel (YE) using HepG2 cells...
December 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889747/alisol-a-24-acetate-prevents-hepatic-steatosis-and-metabolic-disorders-in-hepg2-cells
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Lu Zeng, WaiJiao Tang, JinJin Yin, LiJuan Feng, Yabing Li, Xiaorui Yao, BenJie Zhou
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely associated with metabolic disorders including hepatic lipid accumulation and inflammation. Alisol A 24-acetate, a triterpene from Alismatis rhizome, has multiple biologic activities such as hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic. Thus we hypothesized that Alisol A 24 -acetate would have effect on NAFLD. The present study was conducted to investigate the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of Alisol A 24-acetate against hepatic steatosis in a free fatty acids (FFAs) induced NAFLD cell model...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875996/differences-in-the-skeletal-muscle-transcriptome-profile-associated-with-extreme-values-of-fatty-acids-content
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Aline S M Cesar, Luciana C A Regitano, Mirele D Poleti, Sónia C S Andrade, Polyana C Tizioto, Priscila S N Oliveira, Andrezza M Felício, Michele L do Nascimento, Amália S Chaves, Dante P D Lanna, Rymer R Tullio, Renata T Nassu, James E Koltes, Eric Fritz-Waters, Gerson B Mourão, Adhemar Zerlotini-Neto, James M Reecy, Luiz L Coutinho
BACKGROUND: Lipids are a class of molecules that play an important role in cellular structure and metabolism in all cell types. In the last few decades, it has been reported that long-chain fatty acids (FAs) are involved in several biological functions from transcriptional regulation to physiological processes. Several fatty acids have been both positively and negatively implicated in different biological processes in skeletal muscle and other tissues. To gain insight into biological processes associated with fatty acid content in skeletal muscle, the aim of the present study was to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and functional pathways related to gene expression regulation associated with FA content in cattle...
November 22, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868312/effect-of-chicken-leptin-recptor-short-hairpin-rna-on-expression-of-jak2-stat3-socs3-and-cpt1-genes-in-chicken-preadipocytes
#16
Qian Ban, Wenqiao Hui, Fei Cheng, Dahai Liu, Xiaojun Liu
In this study, we detect depressive effect on leptin receptor (LEPR) by LEPR-specific short hairpin RNA (shRNA) expression plasmids in chicken preadipocytes, and effect on messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels of genes related to signal transduction, including JAK2, STAT3, SOCS3 as well as CPT1, which is associated with fatty acid metabolism. shRNA expression vectors targeting LEPR were constructed and transfected into chicken preadipocytes. The transfection efficiency was evaluated by fluorescence microscopy...
November 21, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868245/the-influence-of-sex-and-gonadectomy-on-hepatic-and-brain-fatty-acid-composition-lipogenesis-and-%C3%AE-oxidation
#17
K Starčević, N Filipović, M Šperanda, M Đidara, T Mašek
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of sex and castration of rats on liver and brain fatty acid profile and liver mRNA expression of genes involved in lipogenesis and β-oxidation. Castration significantly increased body weight and liver index and decreased serum triglyceride content in the female rats. The fatty acid composition of the liver tissue was influenced by sex and castration. Male rats had higher content of C16:0, C18:1n7, C18:2n6 and C22:5n3, while female rats had higher content of C18:0, C20:4n6 and C22:6n3...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856995/choline-protects-against-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-parenteral-nutrition-fed-immature-rats
#18
Jie Zhu, Ting Lu, Fei Chen, Junkai Yan, Fan Chen, Qiaosen Zhang, Jifan Wang, Weihui Yan, Tingxi Yu, Qingya Tang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: Deficiency of choline, a required nutrient, is related to intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD). Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of choline supplementation on IFALD and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (4 weeks old) were fed AIN-93G chow and administered intravenous 0.9% saline (control), parenteral nutrition (PN), or PN plus intravenous choline (600 mg/kg) for 7 days. We evaluated body weight, hepatic histology, biochemical indicators, triglycerides, oxidative status, methylation levels of peroxisomal proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) gene promoter, expression of PPARα and carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1 (CPT1), and levels of choline metabolites...
November 17, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708682/hepatic-adaptations-to-maintain-metabolic-homeostasis-in-response-to-fasting-and-refeeding-in-mice
#19
C E Geisler, C Hepler, M R Higgins, B J Renquist
BACKGROUND: The increased incidence of obesity and associated metabolic diseases has driven research focused on genetically or pharmacologically alleviating metabolic dysfunction. These studies employ a range of fasting-refeeding models including 4-24 h fasts, "overnight" fasts, or meal feeding. Still, we lack literature that describes the physiologically relevant adaptations that accompany changes in the duration of fasting and re-feeding. Since the liver is central to whole body metabolic homeostasis, we investigated the timing of the fast-induced shift toward glycogenolysis, gluconeogenesis, and ketogenesis and the meal-induced switch toward glycogenesis and away from ketogenesis...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695056/the-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibitor-platensimycin-improves-insulin-resistance-without-inducing-liver-steatosis-in-mice-and-monkeys
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Sheo B Singh, Ling Kang, Andrea R Nawrocki, Dan Zhou, Margaret Wu, Stephen Previs, Corey Miller, Haiying Liu, Catherine D G Hines, Maria Madeira, Jin Cao, Kithsiri Herath, Liangsu Wang, David E Kelley, Cai Li, Hong-Ping Guan
OBJECTIVES: Platensimycin (PTM) is a natural antibiotic produced by Streptomyces platensis that selectively inhibits bacterial and mammalian fatty acid synthase (FAS) without affecting synthesis of other lipids. Recently, we reported that oral administration of PTM in mouse models (db/db and db/+) with high de novo lipogenesis (DNL) tone inhibited DNL and enhanced glucose oxidation, which in turn led to net reduction of liver triglycerides (TG), reduced ambient glucose, and improved insulin sensitivity...
2016: PloS One
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