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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314562/intermittent-vibration-protects-aged-muscle-from-mechanical-and-oxidative-damage-under-prolonged-compression
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Sing Wan Wong, Brian Chun Ho Cheung, Bruce Tak Keung Pang, Ateline Kwong, Anna Chung, Kenneth Ka Ho Lee, Arthur Fut Tak Mak
Deep tissue pressure ulcers, a serious clinical challenge originating in the muscle layer, are hardly detectable at the beginning. The challenge apparently occurs in aged subjects more frequently. As the ulcer propagates to the skin surface, it becomes very difficult to manage and can lead to fatal complications. Preventive measures are thus highly desirable. Although the complex pathological mechanisms have not been fully understood, prolonged and excessive physical challenges and oxidative stress are believed to be involved in the ulcer development...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270443/skeletal-muscle-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-is-sufficient-to-drive-an-endurance-exercise-phenotype-and-to-counteract-components-of-detraining-in-mice
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Samuel Lee, Teresa C Leone, Lisa Rogosa, John Rumsey, Julio Ayala, Paul M Coen, Robert H Fitts, Rick B Vega, Daniel P Kelly
PPARgamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1) α; ;and β serve as master transcriptional regulators of muscle mitochondrial functional capacity and are capable of enhancing muscle endurance when overexpressed in mice. We sought to determine whether muscle-specific transgenic overexpression of PGC-1β affects the detraining response following endurance training. First, we established and validated a mouse exercise training/detraining protocol. Secondly, we found that overexpression of PGC-1β in skeletal muscle of sedentary mice fully recapitulated the training response using multiple physiological and gene expression endpoints...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255277/sirtuin-3-is-required-for-osteogenic-differentiation-through-maintenance-of-pgc-1%C3%A9-sod2-mediated-regulation-of-mitochondrial-function
#3
Yong Ding, Hongmei Yang, Yucai Wang, Jun Chen, Zhenwei Ji, Honghui Sun
Osteogenic differentiation is crucial for the maintenance of bone homeostasis. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3), a member of sirtuins family, functions as a critical deacetylase that regulates many key proteins. In the current study, we aimed to clarify the role of SIRT3 in osteogenic differentiation and the possible mechanisms, using mouse pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. Expression of SIRT3 was substantially increased in differentiated MC3T3-E1 cells. Knock down of SIRT3 significantly decreased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) staining, and mRNA expression of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) and collagen type I ɑ 1 (Col1ɑ1), and osteocalcin in differentiated MC3T3-E1 cells...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099124/browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-lessons-from-experimental-models
#4
Thereza Cristina Lonzetti Bargut, Vanessa Souza-Mello, Marcia Barbosa Aguila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda
Beige or brite (brown-in-white) adipocytes are present in white adipose tissue (WAT) and have a white fat-like phenotype that when stimulated acquires a brown fat-like phenotype, leading to increased thermogenesis. This phenomenon is known as browning and is more likely to occur in subcutaneous fat depots. Browning involves the expression of many transcription factors, such as PR domain containing 16 (PRDM16) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ, and of uncoupling protein (UCP)-1, which is the hallmark of thermogenesis...
January 18, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089435/jejunal-gluconeogenesis-associated-with-insulin-resistance-level-and-its-evolution-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#5
Carolina Gutierrez-Repiso, Sara Garcia-Serrano, Francisco J Moreno-Ruiz, Guillermo Alcain-Martinez, Francisca Rodriguez-Pacheco, Eduardo Garcia-Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Intestinal gluconeogenesis (GNG) may play an important role in glucose homeostasis, but there is little information about the condition in humans. OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between intestinal GNG and insulin resistance, its association with the evolution of morbidly obese patients after bariatric surgery, and the effect of insulin and or leptin. SETTING: Regional university hospital, Malaga (Spain). METHODS: Jejunal mRNA expression of genes involved in GNG was analyzed in 3 groups of morbidly obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: with low insulin resistance (MO-low-IR), with high insulin resistance (MO-high-IR), and with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin (MO-metf-T2D)...
December 2, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916422/pgc-1-alpha-interacts-with-microrna-217-to-functionally-regulate-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation
#6
Shaohui Zhang, Xinguo Liu, Jianming Liu, Heng Guo, Hongfeng Xu, Geng Zhang
BACKGROUND: In this study, we explored the functional mechanism of PPARg co-activator 1-alpha (PGC-1α) in regulating miR-217-mediated breast cancer development in vitro. METHODS: Dual-luciferase activity assay was applied to examine the binding of miR-217 on PGC-1α gene. Breast cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 were infected by lentivirus to constitutively downregulate miR-217. Its regulation on PGC-1α expression was investigated by qRT-PCR and western blot...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913603/the-tumor-suppressor-flcn-mediates-an-alternate-mtor-pathway-to-regulate-browning-of-adipose-tissue
#7
Shogo Wada, Michael Neinast, Cholsoon Jang, Yasir H Ibrahim, Gina Lee, Apoorva Babu, Jian Li, Atsushi Hoshino, Glenn C Rowe, James Rhee, José A Martina, Rosa Puertollano, John Blenis, Michael Morley, Joseph A Baur, Patrick Seale, Zoltan Arany
Noncanonical mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways remain poorly understood. Mutations in the tumor suppressor folliculin (FLCN) cause Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, a hamartomatous disease marked by mitochondria-rich kidney tumors. FLCN functionally interacts with mTOR and is expressed in most tissues, but its role in fat has not been explored. We show here that FLCN regulates adipose tissue browning via mTOR and the transcription factor TFE3. Adipose-specific deletion of FLCN relieves mTOR-dependent cytoplasmic retention of TFE3, leading to direct induction of the PGC-1 transcriptional coactivators, drivers of mitochondrial biogenesis and the browning program...
November 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904582/the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-coactivator-1-gene-in-skin-aging
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REVIEW
Shahrzad Aghaei, Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, Maryam Aghaei
Skin aging is a continuous process that exhibits fine and deep wrinkles, thin and transparent skin, loss of underlying fat, dry skin and itch, following decreased collagen and elastin synthesis. Both extrinsic and intrinsic agents are considered in the pathogenesis on skin aging. Extrinsic factors such as sun exposure, windy and dry weather, nutrition, and lifestyle may induce premature aging, toxic-free radicals, and reactive oxygen species due to decreasing normal function of mitochondria which play the major intrinsic factors in premature skin aging...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789709/concerted-action-of-pgc-1-related-coactivator-prc-and-c-myc-in-the-stress-response-to-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#9
Natalie Gleyzer, Richard C Scarpulla
PGC-1-related coactivator (PRC) has a dual function in growth-regulated mitochondrial biogenesis and as a sensor of metabolic stress. PRC induction by mitochondrial inhibitors, intracellular ROS, or topoisomerase I inhibition orchestrates an inflammatory program associated with the adaptation to cellular stress. Activation of this program is accompanied by the coordinate expression of c-MYC, which is linked kinetically to that of PRC in response to multiple stress inducers. Here, we show that the c-MYC inhibitor 10058-F4 blocks the induction of c-MYC, PRC, and representative PRC-dependent stress genes by the respiratory chain uncoupler, carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazine (CCCP)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780821/adult-expression-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-and-1%C3%AE-in-skeletal-muscle-is-not-required-for-endurance-exercise-induced-enhancement-of-exercise-capacity
#10
Christopher Ballmann, Yawen Tang, Zachary Bush, Glenn C Rowe
Exercise has been shown to be the best intervention in the treatment of many diseases. Many of the benefits of exercise are mediated by adaptions induced in skeletal muscle. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1) family of transcriptional coactivators has emerged as being key mediators of the exercise response and is considered to be essential for many of the adaptions seen in skeletal muscle. However, the contribution of the PGC-1s in skeletal muscle has been evaluated by the use of either whole body or congenital skeletal muscle-specific deletion...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699582/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-co-activator-1-gene-gly482ser-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-response-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-concentrations-to-exercise-training-in-elderly-japanese
#11
Takuro Tobina, Yukari Mori, Yukiko Doi, Fuki Nakayama, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka
Muscle peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma co-activator 1 (PGC-1)α gene expression is influenced by the Gly482Ser gene polymorphism, which is a candidate genetic risk factor for diabetes mellitus and obesity. This study investigated the effects of PGC-1 gene Gly482Ser polymorphisms on alterations in glucose and lipid metabolism induced by exercise training. A 12-week intervention study was performed for 119 participants who were more than 65 years of age and completed exercise training at lactate threshold intensity...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638713/gene-therapy-targeting-mitochondrial-pathway-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Chi-Jing Choong, Hideki Mochizuki
Parkinson's disease (PD) presents a relative selective localization of pathology to substantia nigra and well-defined motor symptoms caused by dopaminergic degeneration that makes it an ideal target for gene therapy. Parallel progress in viral vector systems enables the delivery of therapeutic genes directly into brain with reasonable safety along with sustained transgene expression. To date, gene therapy for PD that has reached clinical trial evaluation is mainly based on symptomatic approach that involves enzyme replacement strategy and restorative approach that depends on the addition of neurotrophic factors...
February 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576732/pre-b-cell-colony-enhancing-factor-protects-against-apoptotic-neuronal-death-and-mitochondrial-damage-in-ischemia
#13
Xiaowan Wang, Hailong Li, Shinghua Ding
We previously demonstrated that Pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor (PBEF), also known as nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in mammalian NAD(+) biosynthesis pathway, plays a brain and neuronal protective role in ischemic stroke. In this study, we further investigated the mechanism of its neuroprotective effect after ischemia in the primary cultured mouse cortical neurons. Using apoptotic cell death assay, fluorescent imaging, molecular biology, mitochondrial biogenesis measurements and Western blotting analysis, our results show that the overexpression of PBEF in neurons can significantly promote neuronal survival, reduce the translocation of apoptosis inducing factor (AIF) from mitochondria to nuclei and inhibit the activation of capase-3 after glutamate-induced excitotoxicity...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543774/effects-of-diclofenac-sodium-on-the-hippocampus-of-rats-with-acute-subdural-hematoma-histological-stereological-and-molecular-approach
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A P Türkmen, S Kaplan, A Aksoy, Bz Altunkaynak, Kk Yurt, E Elibol, C Çokluk, Me Onger
This study was aimed at evaluating the potential effects of acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) and diclofenac sodium (DS) therapy following ASDH on the rat hippocampus. Twenty-four male Sprague Dawley rats were used and divided into four groups. 0.1 ml of non-heparinized autologous blood from the tail vein of the animals in the non-treatment group (NTG) and treatment group (TG) was injected into the subdural space. The TG received intramuscular diclofenac sodium at a 15 mg/kg dose daily from the postoperative second hour to the seventh day after the operation...
2016: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461561/lipolysis-and-thermogenesis-in-adipose-tissues-as-new-potential-mechanisms-for-metabolic-benefits-of-dietary-fiber
#15
Shu-Fen Han, Jun Jiao, Wei Zhang, Jia-Ying Xu, Weiguo Zhang, Chun-Ling Fu, Li-Qiang Qin
OBJECTIVE: Dietary fiber consumption is associated with reduced risk for the development of noncommunicable diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of cereal dietary fiber on the levels of proteins involved in lipolysis and thermogenesis in white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) of C57 BL/6 J mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Male C57BL/6 J mice were fed normal chow diet (Chow), HFD, HFD plus oat fiber (H-oat), or HFD plus wheat bran fiber (H-wheat) for 24 wk...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444220/features-of-an-altered-ampk-metabolic-pathway-in-gilbert-s-syndrome-and-its-role-in-metabolic-health
#16
Christine Mölzer, Marlies Wallner, Carina Kern, Anela Tosevska, Ursula Schwarz, Rene Zadnikar, Daniel Doberer, Rodrig Marculescu, Karl-Heinz Wagner
Energy metabolism, involving the ATP-dependent AMPK-PgC-Ppar pathway impacts metabolic health immensely, in that its impairment can lead to obesity, giving rise to disease. Based on observations that individuals with Gilbert's syndrome (GS; UGT1A1(*)28 promoter mutation) are generally lighter, leaner and healthier than controls, specific inter-group differences in the AMPK pathway regulation were explored. Therefore, a case-control study involving 120 fasted, healthy, age- and gender matched subjects with/without GS, was conducted...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418542/pgc-1-alpha-regulates-ho-1-expression-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-biogenesis-role-of-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid
#17
Shailendra P Singh, Joseph Schragenheim, Jian Cao, John R Falck, Nader G Abraham, Lars Bellner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2), which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, predominantly as a result of cardiovascular complications. Increased adiposity is a systemic condition characterized by increased oxidative stress (ROS), increased inflammation, inhibition of anti-oxidant genes such as HO-1 and increased degradation of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). We previously demonstrated that EETs attenuate mitochondrial ROS...
September 2016: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335690/increased-expression-of-estrogen-related-receptor-%C3%AE-during-adaptation-of-adult-cardiomyocytes-to-sustained-hypoxia
#18
Kathryn F Cunningham, Gyda C Beeson, Craig C Beeson, Paul J McDermott
UNLABELLED: Estrogen-related Receptors (ERR) are members of the steroid hormone receptor superfamily of transcription factors that regulate expression of genes required for energy metabolism including mitochondrial biogenesis, fatty acid oxidation and oxidative phosphorylation. While ERRα and EPPγ isoforms are known to share a wide array of target genes in the adult myocardium, the function of ERRβ has not been characterized in cardiomyocytes. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of ERRβ in regulating energy metabolism in adult cardiomyocytes in primary culture...
2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236077/the-role-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-and-mrp1-in-lead-induced-mitochondrial-toxicity-in-testicular-sertoli-cells
#19
Zhen Li, Xi Liu, Lu Wang, Yan Wang, Chuang Du, Siyuan Xu, Yucheng Zhang, Chunhong Wang, Chengfeng Yang
The lead-induced toxic effect on mitochondria in Sertoli cells is not well studied and the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here we reported the potential role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) and multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1) in lead acetate-induced mitochondrial toxicity in mouse testicular Sertoli cells TM4 line. We found that lead acetate treatment significantly reduced the expression level of PGC-1α, but increased the level of MRP1 in mitochondria of TM4 cells...
April 29, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27235860/pgc-1%C3%AE-ameliorates-angiotensinii-induced-enos-dysfunction-in-human-aortic-endothelial-cells
#20
Jie Li, Xiao-Yong Geng, Xiao-Liang Cong
Increasing evidences support that PGC-1α participates in regulating endothelial homeostasis, in part by mediating endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) activity and NO production. However, the molecular mechanisms by which PGC-1α regulates eNOS activity are not completely understood. In the present study, we investigated the effects of PGC-1α on eNOS dysfunction and further explore the underlying mechanisms. The results showed that PGC-1α expression was downregulated after AngiotensinII (AngII) treatment and paralleled with the decreased NO generation in human aortic endothelial cells...
August 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
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