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Faisal E Al Jofi, Tao Ma, Dong Guo, Monica P Schneider, Yan Shu, Hockin H K Xu, Abraham Schneider
BACKGROUND: Compelling evidence indicates that metformin, a low-cost and safe orally administered biguanide prescribed to millions of type 2 diabetics worldwide, induces the osteoblastic differentiation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) through the 5' adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway. As a highly hydrophilic cationic compound, metformin uptake is facilitated by cell membrane organic cation transporters (OCTs) of the solute carrier 22A gene family...
March 16, 2018: Cytotherapy
Marc A Tuazon, Sara C Campbell, Dylan J Klein, Sue A Shapses, Keith R Anacker, Tracy G Anthony, Mehmet Uzumcu, Gregory C Henderson
BACKGROUND: Menopause is associated with fatty liver, glucose dysregulation, increased body fat, and impaired bone quality. Previously, it was demonstrated that single sessions of high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) are more effective than distance- and duration-matched continuous exercise (CE) on altering hepatic triglyceride (TG) metabolism and very-low density lipoprotein-TG (VLDL-TG) secretion. METHODS: Six weeks training using these modalities was examined for effects on hepatic TG metabolism/secretion, glucose tolerance, body composition, and bone mineral density (BMD) in ovariectomized (OVX) and sham-operated (SHAM) mice...
March 6, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Yi Li, Jiajia Su, Wenchao Sun, Lin Cai, Zhouming Deng
Previous studies have reported that adenosine monophosphate‑activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation can enhance osteoblast differentiation and mineralization; however, the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. Autophagy also serves an important role in osteoblast mineralization and bone homeostasis. The present study aimed to explore whether activation of AMPK could enhance osteoblast differentiation and mineralization via the induction of autophagy. The fracture healing and nonunion animal models were established and verified by X-ray imaging...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Diana Moreira, Jérôme Estaquier, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva, Ricardo Silvestre
The study of host AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation during Leishmania infection imposes distinct types of techniques to measure protein expression and activation, as well as to quantify, at transcription and translational levels, its downstream targets. The investigation of host AMPK protein modulation during Leishmania infection should primarily be assessed during in vitro infections using as a host murine bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMos). The infection outcome is assessed measuring the percentage of infected cells in the context of BMMos...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Jun Yin, Leixiang Han, Wei Cong
BACKGROUND: Long term use of glucocorticoids is one of the most common causes of secondary osteoporosis. Osteocyte, the most abundant cell type in bone, coordinates the function of osteoblast and osteoclast. This study evaluates the protective effect of alpinumisoflavone (AIF), a naturally occurring flavonoid compound, on dexamethasone (Dex)-induced apoptosis of osteocytes. METHODS: MLO-Y4 cell was used as a cell model. The effect of AIF on the cell viability was assessed by MTT assay...
November 4, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Wenling Li, Yujie Deng, Bo Feng, Kingston King-Lun Mak
Bone formation and bone homeostasis are energy-expensive processes. How they are being regulated by energy needs are not completely understood. This is of high clinical importance as diabetic-induced bone loss is common where the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here, we show that Mst1/2 are important regulators for glucose uptake during osteoblast differentiation. Genetically removal of both Mst1/2 kinases simultaneously in mice in early and mature osteoblasts respectively inhibits bone formation and bone remodeling...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Haoming Zhou, Han Wang, Ming Ni, Shi Yue, Yongxiang Xia, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski, Ling Lu, Xuehao Wang, Yuan Zhai
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (Gsk3β) is a ubiquitously expressed kinase with distinctive functions in different types of cells. Although its roles in regulating innate immune activation and ischemia and reperfusion injuries (IRI) have been well documented, underlying mechanisms remain ambiguous, due in part to the lack of cell-specific tools in vivo. METHODS: We created a myeloid-specific Gsk3β KO strain to study its function in macrophages in a murine liver partial warm ischemia model...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Ching-Hou Ma, Yen Chun Chiua, Chin-Hsien Wu, I-Ming Jou, Yuan-Kun Tu, Ching-Hsia Hung, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Kun-Ling Tsai
Emerging evidence has indicated that the perturbed expression of homocysteine (Hcy) may induce mitochondrial dysfunction and disturb bone metabolism. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) are two critical sensors that regulate mitochondrial biogenesis and have been recognized as therapeutic targets in osteoarthritis (OA). This study was designed to test whether Hcy caused pro-osteoarthritic changes through modulation of SIRT1 and AMPK. Our results showed that administration of Hcy reduced the SIRT1/AMPK/PGC-1α signaling in chondrocytes, leading to mitochondrial dysfunction as a result of increased oxidative stress and apoptosis...
January 31, 2018: Redox Biology
Jie Zhang, Zhi-Wei Ye, Wei Chen, Yefim Manevich, Shikhar Mehrotra, Lauren E Ball, Yvonne M Janssen-Heininger, Kenneth D Tew, Danyelle M Townsend
Glutathione S-transferase P (GSTP) is a thiolase that catalyzes the addition of glutathione (GSH) to receptive cysteines in target proteins, producing an S-glutathionylated residue. Accordingly, previous studies have reported that S-glutathionylation is constitutively decreased in cells from mice lacking GSTP (Gstp1/p2-/-). Here, we found that bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDDC) from Gstp1/p2-/- mice have proliferation rates that are greater than those in their WT counterparts (Gstp1/p2+/+). Moreover, Gstp1/p2-/- BMDCC had increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and decreased GSH:glutathione disulfide (GSSG) ratios...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Cong Yao, Xiong Guo, Wan-Xia Yao, Chun Zhang
Diabetes mellitus is a major cause to induce osteoporosis. Though the pathogenesis of osteoporosis progression has been well investigated, its still not fully understood. Recently, cereblon (CRBN) was considered as a negative modulator of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in vitro and in vivo. Here, we presented results indicating that CRBN could effectively regulate osteoporosis development. In STZ-induced wild type (WT) mice with diabetes, the osteoclasts were highly increased along with the deterioration of bone structure...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Xia Li, Yu Zhang, Quan Jin, Kai-Li Xia, Min Jiang, Ben-Wen Cui, Yan-Ling Wu, Shun-Zong Song, Li-Hua Lian, Ji-Xing Nan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Regulating P2x7R-NLRP3 inflammasome activation might be a potential therapeutic strategy to treat alcoholic hepatosteatosis. We investigated whether this process would be modulated by gentiopicroside (GPS), which is the main active secoiridoid glycoside from Gentiana manshurica Kitagawa. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In vivo models of acute and chronic alcoholic hepatosteatosis were established by intragastrically administrated ethanol or using chronic plus binge ethanol feeding of Lieber-DeCarli liquid diet to male C57BL/6 mice...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Ping Yang, Lu Ling, Wenjing Sun, Junquan Yang, Ling Zhang, Guoji Chang, Jiazhi Guo, Jun Sun, Lin Sun, Di Lu
Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) has been widely used in a broad range of cardiovascular and cerebral-vascular diseases because of its unique therapeutic properties. However, the underlying mechanisms of Rg1 in the treatment of atherosclerosis have not been fully explored. This study sought to determine the precise molecular mechanisms on how Rg1 might be involved in regulating apoptosis in serum deprivation-induced Raw264.7 macrophages and primary bone marrow-derived macrophages. Results demonstrated that Rg1 treatment effectively suppressed apoptosis and the expression of phosphorylation level of mTOR induced by serum deprivation in Raw264...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Chenggui Wang, Cong Mao, Yiting Lou, Jianxiang Xu, Qingqing Wang, Zengjie Zhang, Qian Tang, Xiaolei Zhang, Huazi Xu, Yongzeng Feng
Attenuating oxidative stress-induced damage and promoting endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) differentiation are critical for ischaemic injuries. We suggested monotropein (Mtp), a bioactive constituent used in traditional Chinese medicine, can inhibit oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and stimulate bone marrow-derived EPC (BM-EPC) differentiation. Results showed Mtp significantly elevated migration and tube formation of BM-EPCs and prevented tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP)-induced programmed cell death through apoptosis and autophagy by reducing intracellular reactive oxygen species release and restoring mitochondrial membrane potential, which may be mediated viamTOR/p70S6K/4EBP1 and AMPK phosphorylation...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Magdalena Szaryńska, Agata Olejniczak, Jarosław Kobiela, Piotr Spychalski, Zbigniew Kmieć
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequent malignancy and represents the fourth most common cause of cancer-associated mortalities in the world. Despite many advances in the treatment of CRC, the 5-year survival rate of patients with CRC remains unsatisfactory due to tumor recurrence and metastases. Recently, cancer stem cells (CSCs), have been suggested to be responsible for the initiation and relapse of the disease, and have been identified in CRC. Due to their basic biological features, which include self-renewal and pluripotency, CSCs may be novel therapeutic targets for CRC and other cancer types...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Ayumu Takeno, Ippei Kanazawa, Masakazu Notsu, Ken-Ichiro Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Previous studies showed that adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which plays as an intracellular energy sensor, promotes the differentiation and mineralization of osteoblasts via enhancing expression of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2, which is a potent inducer of osteoblastogenesis. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the roles of AMPK in BMP-2-induced osteoblastogenesis. We used a murine osteoblastic cell line MC3T3-E1 and a murine marrow stromal cell line ST2. BMP-2 (50 and 100 ng/mL) stimulated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and enhanced mineralization of MC3T3-E1 cells, while the effects of BMP-2 were partly abolished by an inhibitor of AMPK, ara-A (0...
December 16, 2017: Endocrine Journal
Chiaki Kajiwara, Yu Kusaka, Soichiro Kimura, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Yuta Nanjo, Yoshikazu Ishii, Heiichiro Udono, Theodore J Standiford, Kazuhiro Tateda
In Legionella pneumophila infection, macrophages play a critical role in the host defense response. Metformin, an oral drug for type 2 diabetes, is attracting attention as a new supportive therapy against a variety of diseases, such as cancer and infectious diseases. The novel mechanisms for metformin actions include modulation of the effector functions of macrophages and other host immune cells. In this study, we have examined the effects of metformin on L. pneumophila infection in vitro and in vivo. Metformin treatment suppressed growth of L...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Julianna Maria Santos, Zeina Shereen Khan, Maliha Tabassum Munir, Kaiser Tarafdar, Shaikh Mizanoor Rahman, Fazle Hussain
Breast cancer is one of the major causes of death in the USA. Cancer cells, including breast, have high glycolysis rates to meet their energy demands for survival and growth. Vitamin D3 (VD3 ) is important for many important physiological processes such as bone mineralization, but its anticancer role is yet to be proven. We find that VD3 treatment significantly down-regulates glycolytic enzymes and genes and decreases glucose uptake - for both lowly metastatic MCF-7 and highly metastatic MDA-MB-231 (MB231) breast cancer cells...
March 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Subhash K Das, Pavel Zhabyeyev, Ratnadeep Basu, Vaibhav B Patel, Jason R B Dyck, Zamaneh Kassiri, Gavin Y Oudit
Iron-overload cardiomyopathy is prevalent on a worldwide basis and is a major comorbidity in patients with genetic hemochromatosis and secondary iron overload. Therapies are limited in part due to lack of a valid preclinical model, which recapitulates advanced iron-overload cardiomyopathy. Male hemojuvelin (HJV) knockout (HJVKO) mice, which lack HJV, a bone morphogenetic co-receptor protein required for hepcidin expression and systemic iron homeostasis, were fed a high-iron diet starting at 4 weeks of age for a duration of 1 year...
February 28, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Wei Mu, Zhuoran Wang, Chuanyu Ma, Yunyun Jiang, Nannan Zhang, Kaiqiang Hu, Liyuan Li, Zhao Wang
Osteopenia, osteoporosis and bone salt metabolism disorder are common diseases in the aged and diabetics. From case reports of patients with T2DM, we have observed that metformin can decrease risk of bone fracture and promote bone formation. However, the underlying mechanism of metformin's effect on bone metabolism remains unknown. In our research, we show that metformin can promote proliferation of murine preosteoblast by regulating AMPK-mTORC2 and AKT-mTORC1 signaling axis. Furthermore, we have observed that metformin can promote SIRT6 expression before and during differentiation of murine preosteoblast...
March 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Shuang Ling, Rong-Zhen Ni, Yunyun Yuan, Yan-Qi Dang, Qian-Mei Zhou, Shuang Liang, Fujiang Guo, Wei Feng, Yuanyuan Chen, Katsumi Ikeda, Yukio Yamori, Jin-Wen Xu
In cardiovascular diseases, endothelial function is impaired and the level of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) is low. This study investigated whether the natural bioactive component bavachalcone (BavaC) induces the differentiation of EPCs and neovascularization in vivo; the underlying mechanisms were also examined. We observed that the treatment of rat bone marrow-derived cells with a very low dose of BavaC significantly promoted EPC differentiation. In our hindlimb ischemia models, low-dose BavaC administered orally for 14 days stimulated the recovery of ischemic hindlimb blood flow, increased circulating EPCs, and promoted capillary angiogenesis...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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