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brown adipogenesis

D Löffler, K Landgraf, D Rockstroh, J T Schwartze, H Dunzendorfer, W Kiess, A Körner
BACKGROUND: Meteorin-like (METRNL) is a recently described circulating protein shown to be highly expressed in white adipose tissue and to beneficially affect energy metabolism in mice. OBJECTIVE: We systematically evaluated the role of METRNL for human adipogenesis and its association with obesity, browning and hyperinsulinemia in children. In addition, we assessed the functional relevance of METRNL for human adipogenesis. RESULTS: METRNL expression decreased during human adipocyte differentiation in vitro...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Ziye Xu, Jiaqi Liu, Tizhong Shan
Adipose tissues regulate energy metabolism and reproduction. There are three types of adipocytes (brown, white and beige adipocytes) in mammals. White adipocytes store energy and are closely associated with obesity and other metabolic diseases. The beige and brown adipocytes have numerous mitochondria and high levels of UCP1 that dissipates lipid to generate heat and defend against obesity. The global epidemic of obesity and its associated metabolic diseases urge an imperative need for understating the regulation of adipogenesis...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Yen Ching Lim, Sook Yoong Chia, Shengnan Jin, Weiping Han, Chunming Ding, Lei Sun
OBJECTIVE: DNA methylation may be a stable epigenetic contributor to defining fat cell lineage. METHODS: We performed reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) and RNA-seq to depict a genome-wide integrative view of the DNA methylome and transcriptome during brown and white adipogenesis. RESULTS: Our analysis demonstrated that DNA methylation is a stable epigenetic signature for brown and white cell lineage before, during, and after differentiation...
October 2016: Molecular Metabolism
Haoliang Hu, Lu He, Lanfang Li, Linxi Chen
The G-protein-coupled receptor APJ and its endogenous ligand apelin are widely expressed in many peripheral tissues and central nervous system, including adipose tissue, skeletal muscles and hypothalamus. Apelin/APJ system, involved in numerous physiological functions like angiogenesis, fluid homeostasis and energy metabolism regulation, is notably implicated in the development of different pathologies such as diabetes and its complications. Increasing evidence suggests that apelin regulates insulin sensitivity, stimulates glucose utilization and enhances brown adipogenesis in different tissues associated with diabetes...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Yan Chen, Jeesun Kim, Ruipeng Zhang, Xiaoqin Yang, Yong Zhang, Jianwu Fang, Zhui Chen, Lin Teng, Xiaowei Chen, Hui Ge, Peter Atadja, En Li, Taiping Chen, Wei Qi
Adipose tissue plays important roles in animals. White fat stores energy in lipids, while brown fat is responsible for nonshivering thermogenesis through UCP1-mediated energy dissipation. Although epigenetic mechanisms modulate differentiation in multiple lineages, the epigenetic regulation of brown adipocyte differentiation is poorly understood. By screening a collection of epigenetic compounds, we found that Lysine-Specific Demethylase 1 (LSD1) inhibitors repress brown adipocyte differentiation. RNAi-mediated Lsd1 knockdown causes a similar effect, which can be rescued by expression of wild-type but not catalytic-inactive LSD1...
September 9, 2016: Cell Chemical Biology
Qiyuan Yang, Xingwei Liang, Xiaofei Sun, Lupei Zhang, Xing Fu, Carl J Rogers, Anna Berim, Shuming Zhang, Songbo Wang, Bo Wang, Marc Foretz, Benoit Viollet, David R Gang, Buel D Rodgers, Mei-Jun Zhu, Min Du
Promoting brown adipose tissue (BAT) development is an attractive strategy for the treatment of obesity, as activated BAT dissipates energy through thermogenesis; however, the mechanisms controlling BAT formation are not fully understood. We hypothesized that as a master regulator of energy metabolism, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) may play a direct role in the process and found that AMPKα1 (PRKAA1) ablation reduced Prdm16 expression and impaired BAT development. During early brown adipogenesis, the cellular levels of α-ketoglutarate (αKG), a key metabolite required for TET-mediated DNA demethylation, were profoundly increased and required for active DNA demethylation of the Prdm16 promoter...
October 11, 2016: Cell Metabolism
Min-Kyung Jang, Sunwoo Lee, Myeong Ho Jung
In this study, we performed high throughput RNA sequencing at the preadipocyte (D0) and differentiated adipocyte (D7) stages of primary brown preadipocyte differentiation in order to characterize the transcriptional events regulating differentiation and function. Compared to the preadipocyte stage (D0), 6,668 genes were identified as differentially expressed genes (DEGs) with a fold change of ≥ 2.0 at the differentiated adipocyte stage (D7). Several adipogenic genes including peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-α (C/EBPα), and Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family genes were differentially expressed at D0 and D7...
2016: PloS One
Anne-Laure Hafner, Julian Contet, Christophe Ravaud, Xi Yao, Phi Villageois, Kran Suknuntha, Karima Annab, Pascal Peraldi, Bernard Binetruy, Igor I Slukvin, Annie Ladoux, Christian Dani
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) show great promise for obesity treatment as they represent an unlimited source of brown/brite adipose progenitors (BAPs). However, hiPSC-BAPs display a low adipogenic capacity compared to adult-BAPs when maintained in a traditional adipogenic cocktail. The reasons of this feature are unknown and hamper their use both in cell-based therapy and basic research. Here we show that treatment with TGFβ pathway inhibitor SB431542 together with ascorbic acid and EGF were required to promote hiPSCs-BAP differentiation at a level similar to adult-BAP differentiation...
2016: Scientific Reports
Jung-Chun Lin, Yi-Lin Chi, Hui-Yu Peng, Yi-Han Lu
Alternative splicing (AS) is a pivotal mechanism for the expansion of gene diversity, which determines the cellular fate or specification. However, the effect of AS networks on brown adipogenesis has not been comprehensively investigated. In this study, we identified the discriminative splicing profiles of RNA-binding motif protein 4a-knockout (RBM4a(-/-)) brown adipocytes (BAs) and compared them with those of their wild-type counterparts through deep RNA-sequencing. Among these candidates, RBM4a ablation enhanced the relative level of exon 4-excluded neuro-oncological ventral antigen 1 (Nova1(-4)) transcripts, which were predominantly generated in embryonic BAs...
August 12, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Ameyalli Grasa-López, Ángel Miliar-García, Lucía Quevedo-Corona, Norma Paniagua-Castro, Gerardo Escalona-Cardoso, Elba Reyes-Maldonado, María-Eugenia Jaramillo-Flores
Brown algae and its carotenoids have been shown to have a positive influence on obesity and its comorbidities. This study evaluated the effect of Undaria pinnatifida and fucoxanthin on biochemical, physiological and inflammation markers related to obesity and on the expression of genes engaged on white adipose tissue lipid metabolism in a murine model of diet-induced obesity. The treatments improved energy expenditure, β-oxidation and adipogenesis by upregulating PPARα, PGC1α, PPARγ and UCP-1. Adipogenesis was also confirmed by image analysis of the retroperitoneal adipose tissue, by measuring cell area, perimeter and cellular density...
2016: Marine Drugs
Salvatore Modica, Leon G Straub, Miroslav Balaz, Wenfei Sun, Lukas Varga, Patrik Stefanicka, Milan Profant, Eric Simon, Heike Neubauer, Barbara Ukropcova, Jozef Ukropec, Christian Wolfrum
While Bmp4 has a well-established role in the commitment of mesenchymal stem cells into the adipogenic lineage, its role in brown adipocyte formation and activity is not well defined. Here, we show that Bmp4 has a dual function in adipogenesis by inducing adipocyte commitment while inhibiting the acquisition of a brown phenotype during terminal differentiation. Selective brown adipose tissue overexpression of Bmp4 in mice induces a shift from a brown to a white-like adipocyte phenotype. This effect is mediated by Smad signaling and might be in part due to suppression of lipolysis, via regulation of hormone sensitive lipase expression linked to reduced Ppar activity...
August 23, 2016: Cell Reports
Wai W Cheung, Stephanie Cherqui, Wei Ding, Mary Esparza, Ping Zhou, Jianhua Shao, Richard L Lieber, Robert H Mak
BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting is a common complication in patients with infantile nephropathic cystinosis, but its mechanism and association with energy metabolism is not known. We define the metabolic phenotype in Ctns(-/-) mice, an established murine model of infantile nephropathic cystinosis, with focus on muscle wasting and energy homeostasis. METHODS: Male Ctns(-/-) mice and wild-type (WT) controls were studied at 1, 4, 9, and 12 months of age. As Ctns(-/-) mice started to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 9 months of age, 9- and 12-month-old Ctns(-/-) mice were also compared with age-matched WT mice with CKD...
May 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
Jiyoung Kim, Meshail Okla, Anjeza Erickson, Timothy Carr, Sathish Kumar Natarajan, Soonkyu Chung
Emerging evidence suggests that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) promote brown adipose tissue thermogenesis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we hypothesize that n-3 PUFA promotes brown adipogenesis by modulating miRNAs. To test this hypothesis, murine brown preadipocytes were induced to differentiate the fatty acids of palmitic, oleate, or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The increases of brown-specific signature genes and oxygen consumption rate by EPA were concurrent with up-regulation of miR-30b and 378 but not by oleate or palmitic acid...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
J Kuryszko, P Sławuta, G Sapikowski
There are two kinds of adipose tissue in mammals: white adipose tissue - WAT and brown adipose tissue - BAT. The main function of WAT is accumulation of triacylglycerols whereas the function of BAT is heat generation. At present, WAT is also considered to be an endocrine gland that produces bioactive adipokines, which take part in glucose and lipid metabolism. Considering its endocrine function, the adipose tissue is not a homogeneous gland but a group of a few glands which act differently. Studies on the secretory function of WAT began in 1994 after discovery of leptin known as the satiation hormone, which regulates body energy homeostasis and maintainence of body mass...
2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
M Luisa Bonet, Jose A Canas, Joan Ribot, Andreu Palou
Cell, animal and human studies dealing with carotenoids and carotenoid derivatives as nutritional regulators of adipose tissue biology with implications for the etiology and management of obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases are reviewed. Most studied carotenoids in this context are β-carotene, cryptoxanthin, astaxanthin and fucoxanthin, together with β-carotene-derived retinoids and some other apocarotenoids. Studies indicate an impact of these compounds on essential aspects of adipose tissue biology including the control of adipocyte differentiation (adipogenesis), adipocyte metabolism, oxidative stress and the production of adipose tissue-derived regulatory signals and inflammatory mediators...
2016: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
Pierre Hardouin, Tareck Rharass, Stéphanie Lucas
Bone marrow adipose tissue (BMAT) emerges as a distinct fat depot whose importance has been proved in the bone-fat interaction. Indeed, it is well recognized that adipokines and free fatty acids released by adipocytes can directly or indirectly interfere with cells of bone remodeling or hematopoiesis. In pathological states, such as osteoporosis, each of adipose tissues - subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT), visceral WAT, brown adipose tissue (BAT), and BMAT - is differently associated with bone mineral density (BMD) variations...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Lance A Stechschulte, Bin Qiu, Manya Warrier, Terry D Hinds, Man Zhang, Hao Gu, Yuxue Xu, Saja S Khuder, Lucia Russo, Sonia M Najjar, Beata Lecka-Czernik, Weidong Yong, Edwin R Sanchez
FK506-binding protein-51 (FKBP51) is a molecular cochaperone recently shown to be a positive regulator of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ, the master regulator of adipocyte differentiation and function. In cellular models of adipogenesis, loss of FKBP51 not only reduced PPARγ activity but also reduced lipid accumulation, suggesting that FKBP51 knock-out (KO) mice might have insufficient development of adipose tissue and lipid storage ability. This model was tested by examining wild-type (WT) and FKBP51-KO mice under regular and high-fat diet conditions...
October 2016: Endocrinology
Yuan Zhang, Chao Xie, Hai Wang, Robin M Foss, Morgan Clare, Eva Vertes George, Shiwu Li, Adam Katz, Henrique Cheng, Yousong Ding, Dongqi Tang, Westley H Reeves, Li-Jun Yang
To better understand the role of irisin in humans, we examined the effects of irisin in human primary adipocytes and fresh human subcutaneous white adipose tissue (scWAT). Human primary adipocytes derived from 28 female donors' fresh scWAT were used to examine the effects of irisin on browning and mitochondrial respiration, and preadipocytes were used to examine the effects of irisin on adipogenesis and osteogenesis. Cultured fragments of scWAT and perirenal brown fat were used for investigating signal transduction pathways that mediate irisin's browning effect by Western blotting to detect phosphorylated forms of p38, ERK, and STAT3 as well as uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Wan Shen, Michael K McIntosh
Obesity is the most widespread nutritional disease in the United States. Developing effective and safe strategies to manage excess body weight is therefore of paramount importance. One potential strategy to reduce obesity is to consume conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplements containing isomers cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12, or trans-10, cis-12 alone. Proposed antiobesity mechanisms of CLA include regulation of (a) adipogenesis, (b) lipid metabolism, (c) inflammation, (d) adipocyte apoptosis, (e) browning or beiging of adipose tissue, and (f) energy metabolism...
July 17, 2016: Annual Review of Nutrition
Kelly M Cautivo, Carlos O Lizama, Pablo J Tapia, Anil K Agarwal, Abhimanyu Garg, Jay D Horton, Víctor A Cortés
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the cellular and molecular events responsible for lipodystrophy in AGPAT2 deficient mice. METHODS: Adipose tissue and differentiated MEF were assessed using light and electron microscopy, followed by protein (immunoblots) and mRNA analysis (qPCR). Phospholipid profiling was determined by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS). RESULTS: In contrast to adult Agpat2 (-/-) mice, fetuses and newborn Agpat2 (-/-) mice have normal mass of white and brown adipose tissue...
July 2016: Molecular Metabolism
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