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Wenyan Xia, Yu Zhou, Lijing Wang, Linxi Wang, Xiaoying Liu, Yichuan Lin, Qing Zhou, Jianqing Huang, Libin Liu
The present study investigated the effects of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) on the lipolytic action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Following treatment with TNF‑α, cell viability was determined by MTT assay to select the optimum concentration and duration of TNF‑α treatment in 3T3‑L1 adipocytes. Intracellular lipid droplet dispersion and glycerin content in culture media were determined to evaluate the effect of TUDCA on TNF‑α‑induced lipolysis in 3T3‑L1 adipocytes...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Fabiane Ferreira Martins, Thereza Cristina Lonzetti Bargut, Marcia Barbosa Aguila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized in heat production, but its metabolism in ob/ob mice is still a matter of debate. We aimed to verify ob/ob mice BAT using C57Bl/6 male mice (as the wild-type, WT) and leptin-deficient ob/ob mice (on the C57Bl/6 background strain), at three months of age (n=10/group). At euthanasia, animals had their interscapular BAT weighed, and prepared for analysis (Western blot, and RT-qPCR). In comparison with the WT group, the ob/ob group showed reduced thermogenic signaling markers (gene expression of beta 3-adrenergic receptor, beta3-AR; PPARgamma coactivator 1 alpha, PGC1alpha, and uncoupling protein 1, UCP1)...
March 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
Mina Lee, Sang Hyun Sung
BACKGROUND: Obesity causes or aggravates many health problems, both independently and in association with several pathological disorders, including Type II diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and cancer. Therefore, we screened small compounds isolated from natural products for the development of anti-obesity drugs. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-adipogenic activities of platyphylloside, diarylheptanoid isolated from Betula platyphylla, which was selected based on the screening using 3T3-L1 cells...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Nikolaj Rittig, Ermina Bach, Henrik Holm Thomsen, Steen Bønlykke Pedersen, Thomas Sava Nielsen, Jens O Jørgensen, Niels Jessen, Niels Møller
BACKGROUND: Lipolysis is accelerated during the acute phase of inflammation, a process being regulated by pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g. TNF-α), stress-hormones, and insulin. The intracellular mechanisms remain elusive and we therefore measured pro- and anti-lipolytic signaling pathways in adipocytes after in vivo endotoxin exposure. METHODS: Eight healthy, lean, male subjects were investigated using a randomized cross over trial with two interventions: i) bolus injection of saline (Placebo) and ii) bolus injection of lipopolysaccharide endotoxin (LPS)...
2016: PloS One
J Lozano-Bartolomé, G Llauradó, M M Rodriguez, J M Fernandez-Real, J F Garcia-Fontgivell, J Puig, E Maymó-Masip, J Vendrell, M R Chacón
CONTEXT: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome and is strongly associated with obesity, dyslipidaemia and altered glucose regulation. Previous data demonstrated that low circulating levels of tumour necrosis factor weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) were associated with obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance, all traits associated with an increased risk of NALFD. Circulating sTWEAK levels are expected to be reduced in the presence of NAFLD...
September 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Marilia Kimie Shimabukuro, Larissa Gutman Paranhos Langhi, Ingrid Cordeiro, José M Brito, Claudia Maria de Castro Batista, Mark P Mattson, Valeria de Mello Coelho
We characterized cerebral Oil Red O-positive lipid-laden cells (LLC) of aging mice evaluating their distribution, morphology, density, functional activities and inflammatory phenotype. We identified LLC in meningeal, cortical and neurogenic brain regions. The density of cerebral LLC increased with age. LLC presenting small lipid droplets were visualized adjacent to blood vessels or deeper in the brain cortical and striatal parenchyma of aging mice. LLC with larger droplets were asymmetrically distributed in the cerebral ventricle walls, mainly located in the lateral wall...
March 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
Charles P Najt, Subramanian Senthivinayagam, Mohammad B Aljazi, Kelly A Fader, Sandra D Olenic, Julienne R L Brock, Todd A Lydic, A Daniel Jones, Barbara P Atshaves
Hepatic inflammation and fibrosis are key elements in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive liver disease initiated by excess hepatic lipid accumulation. Lipid droplet protein Perilipin 2 (Plin2) alleviates dietary-induced hepatic steatosis when globally ablated; however, its role in the progression of NASH remains unknown. To investigate this further, we challenged Plin2 liver-specific knockout mice (designated L-KO) and their respective wild-type (WT) controls with a methionine-choline-deficient (MCD) diet for 15 days to induce a NASH phenotype of increased hepatic triglyceride levels through impaired phosphatidylcholine (PC) synthesis and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) secretion...
May 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Bin Fan, Sai-Hong Dun, Jian-Qiu Gu, Yang Guo, Shoichiro Ikuyama
Over activation of microglia results in the production of proinflammatory agents that have been implicated in various brain diseases. Pycnogenol is a patented extract from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster Aiton) with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potency. The present study investigated whether pycnogenol may be associated with the production of proinflammatory mediators in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated BV2 (mouse-derived) microglia. It was found that pycnogenol treatment was dose-dependently associated with significantly less release of nitricoxide (NO), TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β, and lower levels of intercellular adhesion molecule1 (ICAM-1) and perilipin 2 (PLIN2)...
2015: PloS One
Xizhong Yu, Lifang Ye, Hao Zhang, Juan Zhao, Guoqiang Wang, Chao Guo, Wenbin Shang
BACKGROUND: Ginsenoside Rb1 (G-Rb1), the major active constituent of ginseng, improves insulin sensitivity and exerts antidiabetic effects. We tested whether the insulin-sensitizing and antidiabetic effects of G-Rb1 results from a reduction in ectopic fat accumulation, mediated by inhibition of lipolysis in adipocytes. METHODS: Obese and diabetic db/db mice were treated with daily doses of 20 mg/kg G-Rb1 for 14 days. Hepatic fat accumulation was evaluated by measuring liver weight and triglyceride content...
July 2015: Journal of Ginseng Research
Seok Woo Hong, Jinmi Lee, Se Eun Park, Eun Jung Rhee, Cheol Young Park, Ki Won Oh, Sung Woo Park, Won Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) are known to stimulate and repress lipolysis in adipocytes, respectively; however, the mechanisms regulating these processes have not been completely elucidated. METHODS: The key factors and mechanism of action of TNF-α and AMPK in lipolysis were investigated by evaluating perilipin expression and activity of protein kinase RNA-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK)/eukaryotic initiation factor 2 α (eIF2α) by Western blot and an immunofluorescence assay in 24-hour TNF-α-treated 3T3-L1 adipocytes with artificial manipulation of AMPK activation...
December 29, 2014: Endocrinology and Metabolism
John M Rumberger, Jonathan R S Arch, Allan Green
We determined the effect of butyrate and other short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) on rates of lipolysis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Prolonged treatment with butyrate (5 mM) increased the rate of lipolysis approximately 2-3-fold. Aminobutyric acid and acetate had little or no effect on lipolysis, however propionate stimulated lipolysis, suggesting that butyrate and propionate act through their shared activity as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. Consistent with this, the HDAC inhibitor trichostatin A (1 µM) also stimulated lipolysis to a similar extent as did butyrate...
2014: PeerJ
Poren Kong, Linlin Zhang, Yuyu Guo, Yingli Lu, Dongping Lin
In obese adipose tissue, tumor necrosis factor-α secreted from macrophages plays an important role in the adipocyte dysfunctions, including insulin resistance, lipolytic acceleration, and changes of adipokines, which promote the development of obesity-related complications. Phillyrin, an active ingredient found in many medicinal plants and certain functional foods, elicits anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties in vivo. The aim of the current study was to investigate the role of phillyrin in preventing tumor necrosis factor α-induced insulin resistance or lipolytic acceleration in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
July 2014: Planta Medica
Xiaoyan Zhang, Rong Zhang, Pengfei Lv, Jian Yang, Yujie Deng, Jun Xu, Rongfeng Zhu, Di Zhang, Ying Yang
BACKGROUND: Emodin, the major bioactive component of Rheum palmatum, has many different activities, including antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetes effects. Recently, emodin was reported to regulate energy metabolism. In the present study, we further explored the effects of emodin on glucose and lipid metabolism. METHODS: Differentiated C2C12 myotubes and 3T3-L1 adipocytes were treated with or without different concentrations of emodin (6.25, 12.5, 25 or 50 μmol/L) for different time (1 h, 3 h, 12 h, 24 h or 48 h)...
May 2015: Journal of Diabetes
Amaia Rodríguez
Ghrelin and leptin show opposite effects on energy balance. Ghrelin constitutes a gut hormone that is secreted to the bloodstream in two major forms, acylated and desacyl ghrelin. The isoforms of ghrelin not only promote adiposity by the activation of hypothalamic orexigenic neurons but also directly stimulate the expression of several fat storage-related proteins in adipocytes, including ACC, FAS, LPL and perilipin, thereby stimulating intracytoplasmic lipid accumulation. Moreover, both acylated and desacyl ghrelin reduce TNF-α-induced apoptosis and autophagy in adipocytes, suggesting an anti-inflammatory role of ghrelin in human adipose tissue...
2014: Obesity Facts
Cláudio A Cunha, Fábio S Lira, José C Rosa Neto, Gustavo D Pimentel, Gabriel I H Souza, Camila Morais Gonçalves da Silva, Cláudio T de Souza, Eliane B Ribeiro, Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya, Cláudia M Oller do Nascimento, Bruno Rodrigues, Patrícia de Oliveira Carvalho, Lila M Oyama
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of green tea Camellia sinensis extract on proinflammatory molecules and lipolytic protein levels in adipose tissue of diet-induced obese mice. Animals were randomized into four groups: CW (chow diet and water); CG (chow diet and water + green tea extract); HW (high-fat diet and water); HG (high-fat diet and water + green tea extract). The mice were fed ad libitum with chow or high-fat diet and concomitantly supplemented (oral gavage) with 400 mg/kg body weight/day of green tea extract (CG and HG, resp...
2013: Mediators of Inflammation
Maria J Pereira, Jenny Palming, Magnus Rizell, Manuel Aureliano, Eugénia Carvalho, Maria K Svensson, Jan W Eriksson
Cyclosporin A (CsA), tacrolimus and rapamycin are immunosuppressive agents (IAs) associated with insulin resistance and dyslipidemia, although their molecular effects on lipid metabolism in adipose tissue are unknown. We explored IAs effects on lipolysis, lipid storage and expression of genes involved on lipid metabolism in isolated human adipocytes and/or adipose tissue obtained via subcutaneous and omental fat biopsies. CsA, tacrolimus and rapamycin increased isoproterenol-stimulated lipolysis and inhibited lipid storage by 20-35% and enhanced isoproterenol-stimulated hormone-sensitive lipase Ser552 phosphorylation...
January 30, 2013: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Mi-Jeong Lee, Susan K Fried
High concentrations of TNF within obese adipose tissue increase basal lipolysis and antagonize insulin signaling. Adipocytes of the obese are also exposed to elevated levels of glucocorticoids (GCs), which antagonize TNF actions in many cell types. We tested the hypothesis that TNF decreases sensitivity to the antilipolytic effect of insulin and that GCs antagonize this effect in differentiated human adipocytes. Lipolysis and expression levels of lipolytic proteins were measured after treating adipocytes with TNF, dexamethasone (DEX), or DEX + TNF for up to 48 h...
November 1, 2012: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Georgia Antoniadi, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Georgios Pissas, Spyridon Arampatzis, Theodora Sparopoulou, Grammati Galaktidou, Ioannis Stefanidis
Perilipin-1 surrounds lipid droplets in both adipocytes and in atheroma plaque foam cells and controls access of lipases to the lipid core. In hemodialysis (HD) patients, dyslipidemia, malnutrition, inflammation and atherosclerosis are common. Thirty-six HD patients and 28 healthy volunteers were enrolled into the study. Ten HD patients suffered from coronary heart disease (CHD). Perilipin-1, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), body mass index, albumin, geriatric nutritional risk index, normalized protein catabolic rate, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were measured...
August 2012: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Se-Hee Son, Young-Hwa Goo, Benny H Chang, Antoni Paul
Interventions on macrophages/foam cells to redirect intracellular cholesterol towards efflux pathways could become a very valuable addition to our therapeutic arsenal against atherosclerosis. However, certain manipulations of the cholesteryl ester cycle, such as the inhibition of ACAT1, an ER-resident enzyme that re-esterifies cholesterol, are not well tolerated. Previously we showed that targeting perilipin-2 (PLIN2), a major lipid droplet (LD)-associated protein in macrophages, prevents foam cell formation and protects against atherosclerosis...
2012: PloS One
Zhen-Yu Du, Tao Ma, Erik-Jan Lock, Qin Hao, Karsten Kristiansen, Livar Frøyland, Lise Madsen
We have developed an in vitro hepatocyte-adipose tissue explant (ATE) co-culture model enabling examination of the effect of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissues on primary rat hepatocytes. Initial analyses of inflammatory marker genes were performed in fractionated epididymal or inguinal adipose tissues. Expressions of inflammation related genes (IL-6, TNF-α, COX-2) were higher in the inguinal than the epididymal ATE. Similarly, expressions of marker genes of macrophage and monocyte (MPEG-1, CD68, F4/80, CD64) were higher in the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) isolated from inguinal ATE than that from epididymal ATE...
2011: PloS One
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