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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106121/endoplasmic-reticulum-oxidative-stress-triggers-tgf-beta-dependent-muscle-dysfunction-by-accelerating-ascorbic-acid-turnover
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Diego Pozzer, Mariagrazia Favellato, Marco Bolis, Roberto William Invernizzi, Francesca Solagna, Bert Blaauw, Ester Zito
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and oxidative stress are two related phenomena that have important metabolic consequences. As many skeletal muscle diseases are triggered by oxidative stress, we explored the chain of events linking a hyperoxidized ER (which causes ER and oxidative stress) with skeletal muscle dysfunction. An unbiased exon expression array showed that the combined genetic modulation of the two master ER redox proteins, selenoprotein N (SEPN1) and endoplasmic oxidoreductin 1 (ERO1), led to an SEPN1-related myopathic phenotype due to excessive signalling of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100843/pathophysiology-and-molecular-basis-of-selected-metabolic-abnormalities-in-huntington-s-disease
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Jolanta Krzysztoń-Russjan
Huntington's disease (HD) is an incurable, devastating neurodegenerative disease with a known genetic background and autosomally dominant inheritance pattern. HTT gene mutation (mHTT) is associated with polymorphic fragment elongation above 35 repeats of the CAG triplet. The mHTT product is an altered protein with a poly-Q elongated fragment, with the highest expression determined in the central nervous system (CNS) and with differentiated expression outside the CNS. A drastic loss of striatal and deeper layers of the cerebral cortex neurons was determined in the CNS, but muscle and body weight mass loss with dysfunction of many organs was also observed...
December 30, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086790/rna-sequencing-for-global-gene-expression-associated-with-muscle-growth-in-a-single-male-modern-broiler-line-compared-to-a-foundational-barred-plymouth-rock-chicken-line
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Byung-Whi Kong, Nicholas Hudson, Dongwon Seo, Seok Lee, Bhuwan Khatri, Kentu Lassiter, Devin Cook, Alissa Piekarski, Sami Dridi, Nicholas Anthony, Walter Bottje
BACKGROUND: Modern broiler chickens exhibit very rapid growth and high feed efficiency compared to unselected chicken breeds. The improved production efficiency in modern broiler chickens was achieved by the intensive genetic selection for meat production. This study was designed to investigate the genetic alterations accumulated in modern broiler breeder lines during selective breeding conducted over several decades. METHODS: To identify genes important in determining muscle growth and feed efficiency in broilers, RNA sequencing (RNAseq) was conducted with breast muscle in modern pedigree male (PeM) broilers (n = 6 per group), and with an unselected foundation broiler line (Barred Plymouth Rock; BPR)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081221/dietary-lipid-sources-influence-fatty-acid-composition-in-tissue-of-large-yellow-croaker-larmichthys-crocea-by-regulating-triacylglycerol-synthesis-and-catabolism-at-the-transcriptional-level
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Hong Qiu, Min Jin, Yi Li, You Lu, Yingmei Hou, Qicun Zhou
An 8-week feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary lipid sources on growth performance, fatty acid composition, rate-limiting enzyme activities and gene expression related to lipid metabolism in large yellow croaker (Larmichthys crocea). Five iso-nitrogenous and iso-lipidic experimental diets were formulated to contain different lipid sources, such as fish oil (FO), soybean oil (SO), linseed oil (LO), rapeseed oil (RO) and peanut oil (PO), respectively. Triplicate groups of 50 fish (initial weight 13...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070695/barth-syndrome-connecting-cardiolipin-to-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Nikita Ikon, Robert O Ryan
The Barth syndrome (BTHS) is caused by an inborn error of metabolism that manifests characteristic phenotypic features including altered mitochondrial membrane phospholipids, lactic acidosis, organic acid-uria, skeletal muscle weakness and cardiomyopathy. The underlying cause of BTHS has been definitively traced to mutations in the tafazzin (TAZ) gene locus on chromosome X. TAZ encodes a phospholipid transacylase that promotes cardiolipin acyl chain remodeling. Absence of tafazzin activity results in cardiolipin molecular species heterogeneity, increased levels of monolysocardiolipin and lower cardiolipin abundance...
January 9, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062374/proteomic-analysis-of-the-rett-syndrome-experimental-model-mecp2-q63x-mutant-zebrafish
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Alessio Cortelazzo, Thomas Pietri, Claudio De Felice, Silvia Leoncini, Roberto Guerranti, Cinzia Signorini, Anna Maria Timperio, Lello Zolla, Lucia Ciccoli, Joussef Hayek
: Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe genetic disorder resulting from mutations in the X-linked methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene. Recently, a zebrafish carrying a mecp2-null mutation has been developed with the resulting phenotypes exhibiting defective sensory and thigmotactic responses, and abnormal motor behavior reminiscent of the human disease. Here, we performed a proteomic analysis to examine protein expression changes in mecp2-null vs. wild-type larvae and adult zebrafish...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054981/the-root-extract-of-pueraria-lobata-and-its-main-compound-puerarin-prevent-obesity-by-increasing-the-energy-metabolism-in-skeletal-muscle
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Hyo Won Jung, An Na Kang, Seok Yong Kang, Yong-Ki Park, Mi Young Song
Radix Pueraria lobata (RP) has been reported to prevent obesity and improve glucose metabolism; however, the mechanism responsible for these effects has not been elucidated. The mechanism underlying anti-obesity effect of RP was investigated in high-fat diet (HFD) induced obese mice and skeletal muscle cells (C2C12). Five-week-old C5BL/6 mice were fed a HFD containing or not containing RP (100 or 300 mg/kg) or metformin (250 mg/kg) for 16 weeks. RP reduced body weight gain, lipid accumulation in liver, and adipocyte and blood lipid levels...
January 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053672/serotonin-improves-glucose-metabolism-by-serotonylation-of-the-small-gtpase-rab4-in-l6-skeletal-muscle-cells
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Ramona Al-Zoairy, Michael T Pedrini, Mohammad Imran Khan, Julia Engl, Alexander Tschoner, Christoph Ebenbichler, Gerhard Gstraunthaler, Karin Salzmann, Rania Bakry, Andreas Niederwanger
BACKGROUND: Serotonin (5-HT) improves insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, however, the underlying molecular mechanism has remained elusive. Previous studies suggest that 5-HT can activate intracellular small GTPases directly by covalent binding, a process termed serotonylation. Activated small GTPases have been associated with increased GLUT4 translocation to the cell membrane. Therefore, we investigated whether serotonylation of small GTPases may be involved in improving Insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039026/unraveling-proteome-changes-of-holstein-beef-m-semitendinosus-and-its-relationship-to-meat-discoloration-during-post-mortem-storage-analyzed-by-label-free-mass-spectrometry
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Qianqian Yu, Wei Wu, Xiaojing Tian, Man Hou, Ruitong Dai, Xingmin Li
: Label-free proteomics was applied to characterize the effect of post-mortem storage time (0, 4, and 9days at 4°C±1°C) on the proteome changes of M. semitendinosus (SM) in Holstein cattle, and correlations between differentially abundant proteins and meat color traits were investigated. The redness (a*) value decreased significantly (P<0.05) during post-mortem storage, meanwhile, the relative proportion of metmyoglobin increased significantly (P<0.05) from 16.99% at day 0 to 40...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030785/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-protects-against-oxidative-stress-associated-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#10
Tao Xu, Shuangyue Liu, Tingting Ma, Ziyi Jia, Zhifei Zhang, Aimei Wang
The cardioprotective benefits of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) are well established, although the regulatory role of ALDH2 in vascular remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is largely unknown. ALDH2 potently regulates the metabolism of aldehydes such as 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), the endogenous product of lipid peroxidation. Thus, we hypothesized that ALDH2 ameliorates the proliferation and migration of human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPASMCs) by inhibiting 4-HNE accumulation and regulating downstream signaling pathways, thereby ameliorating pulmonary vascular remodeling...
December 21, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025491/metabolic-adaptation-in-obesity-and-type-ii-diabetes-myokines-adipokines-and-hepatokines
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REVIEW
Kyoung-Jin Oh, Da Som Lee, Won Kon Kim, Baek Soo Han, Sang Chul Lee, Kwang-Hee Bae
Obesity and type II diabetes are characterized by insulin resistance in peripheral tissues. A high caloric intake combined with a sedentary lifestyle is the leading cause of these conditions. Whole-body insulin resistance and its improvement are the result of the combined actions of each insulin-sensitive organ. Among the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which each organ is able to communicate and engage in cross-talk are cytokines or peptides which stem from secretory organs. Recently, it was reported that several cytokines or peptides are secreted from muscle (myokines), adipose tissue (adipokines) and liver (hepatokines) in response to certain nutrition and/or physical activity conditions...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018095/gastrointestinal-neuromuscular-apparatus-an-underestimated-target-of-gut-microbiota
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EDITORIAL
Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Michele Cicala, Lorenza Putignani, Carola Severi
Over the last few years, the importance of the resident intestinal microbiota in the pathogenesis of several gastro-intestinal diseases has been largely investigated. Growing evidence suggest that microbiota can influence gastro-intestinal motility. The current working hypothesis is that dysbiosis-driven mucosal alterations induce the production of several inflammatory/immune mediators which affect gut neuro-muscular functions. Besides these indirect mucosal-mediated effects, the present review highlights that recent evidence suggests that microbiota can directly affect enteric nerves and smooth muscle cells functions through its metabolic products or bacterial molecular components translocated from the intestinal lumen...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006772/involvement-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-in-palmitate-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Frdoos Al Fadel, Susann Fayyaz, Lukasz Japtok, Burkhard Kleuser
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ectopic lipid accumulation in hepatocytes has been identified as a risk factor for the progression of liver fibrosis and is strongly associated with obesity. In particular, the saturated fatty acid palmitate is involved in initiation of liver fibrosis via formation of secondary metabolites by hepatocytes that in turn activate hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in a paracrine manner. METHODS: α-smooth muscle actin-expression (α-SMA) as a marker of liver fibrosis was investigated via western blot analysis and immunofluorescence microscopy in HSCs (LX-2)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000079/akts-pkbs-molecular-characterization-tissue-expression-and-transcriptional-responses-to-insulin-and-or-wortmannin-in-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco
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Mei-Qin Zhuo, Ya-Xiong Pan, Kun Wu, Yi-Huan Xu, Li-Han Zhang, Zhi Luo
In the present study, four AKT isoforms termed AKT1, AKT2, AKT3a and AKT3b were isolated and characterized from yellow catfish. Their molecular characterizations, tissue expressions and transcriptional responses to insulin and/or wortmannin were determined. The validated complementary DNA (cDNA) of yellow catfish AKT1, AKT2, AKT3a and AKT3b were 1422, 1431, 1389 and 1440 bp in length, encoding the peptide of 472, 475, 462 and 479 amino acid residues, respectively. The amino acid sequences of yellow catfish AKTs possessed all the characteristics of AKTs in other species...
December 20, 2016: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994193/association-and-expression-analyses-of-the-ucp2-and-ucp3-gene-polymorphisms-with-body-measurement-and-meat-quality-traits-in-qinchuan-cattle
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Yaning Wang, Wucai Yang, Linsheng Gui, Hongbao Wang, Linsen Zan
The uncoupling proteins (UCPs) belong to the mitochondrial inner membrane anion carrier superfamily and play an important role in energy homeostasis. Genetic studies have demonstrated that Ucp2 and Ucp3 gene variants are involved in obesity and metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to identify associations between polymorphisms of Ucp2 and Ucp3 genes and economically-important traits in Qinchuan cattle. In the present study, one single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the 5'UTR region (SNP1:g.C-754G) of the Ucp2 gene was identified by direct sequencing of 441 Qinchuan cattle...
December 2016: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993601/mitochondrial-activity-and-dynamics-changes-regarding-metabolism-in-ageing-and-obesity
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REVIEW
Guillermo López-Lluch
Mitochondria play an essential role in ageing and longevity. During ageing, a general deregulation of metabolism occurs, affecting molecular, cellular and physiological activities in the organism. Dysfunction of mitochondria has been associated with ageing and age-related diseases indicating their importance in the maintenance of cell homeostasis. Three major nutritional sensors, mTOR, AMPK and Sirtuins are involved in the control of mitochondrial physiology. These nutritional sensors control mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics by regulating fusion and fission processes, and turnover through mito- and autophagy...
December 16, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981357/overexpression-of-protein-kinase-stk25-in-mice-exacerbates-ectopic-lipid-accumulation-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle
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Urszula Chursa, Esther Nuñez-Durán, Emmelie Cansby, Manoj Amrutkar, Silva Sütt, Marcus Ståhlman, Britt-Marie Olsson, Jan Borén, Maria E Johansson, Fredrik Bäckhed, Bengt R Johansson, Carina Sihlbom, Margit Mahlapuu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Understanding the molecular networks controlling ectopic lipid deposition and insulin responsiveness in skeletal muscle is essential for developing new strategies to treat type 2 diabetes. We recently identified serine/threonine protein kinase 25 (STK25) as a critical regulator of liver steatosis, hepatic lipid metabolism and whole body glucose and insulin homeostasis. Here, we assessed the role of STK25 in control of ectopic fat storage and insulin responsiveness in skeletal muscle...
December 16, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966786/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-fgf21-promotes-formation-of-aerobic-myofibers-via-the-fgf21-sirt1-ampk-pgc1%C3%AE-pathway
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X Y Liu, Y L Wang, L M Hou, Y Z Xiong, S H Zhao
Fibroblast growth factor 21(FGF21) is a pivotal regulator of energy metabolism, which is currently being assessed as a potential drug target for the treatment of insulin-resistant conditions. However, the cellular mechanisms by which FGF21 affects myogenesis remain unclear. In this study, we explored the function of FGF21 in myogenesis both in vitro and in vivo. Our experiments showed for the first time that FGF21 promotes myoblast differentiation and serves as a switch of molecular transformation from anaerobic myofibers to aerobic myofibers via the FGF21-SIRT1-AMPK-PGC1α axis...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965104/identification-of-risk-pathways-and-functional-modules-for-coronary-artery-disease-based-on-genome-wide-snp-data
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Xiang Zhao, Yi-Zhao Luan, Xiaoyu Zuo, Ye-Da Chen, Jiheng Qin, Lv Jin, Yiqing Tan, Meihua Lin, Naizun Zhang, Yan Liang, Shao-Qi Rao
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex human disease, involving multiple genes and their nonlinear interactions, which often act in a modular fashion. Genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) profiling provides an effective technique to unravel these underlying genetic interplays or their functional involvements for CAD. This study aimed to identify the susceptible pathways and modules for CAD based on SNP omics. First, the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC) SNP datasets of CAD and control samples were used to assess the joint effect of multiple genetic variants at the pathway level, using logistic kernel machine regression model...
December 2016: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965101/skeletal-muscle-pi3k-p110%C3%AE-regulates-expression-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Ronald W Matheny, Mary N Abdalla, Alyssa V Geddis, Luis A Leandry, Christine M Lynch
Skeletal muscle metabolic homeostasis is maintained through numerous biochemical and physiological processes. Two principal molecular regulators of skeletal muscle metabolism include AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K); however, PI3K exists as multiple isoforms, and specific metabolic actions of each isoform have not yet been fully elucidated in skeletal muscle. Given this lack of knowledge, we performed a series of experiments to define the extent to which PI3K p110β mediated expression and (or) activation of AMPK in skeletal muscle...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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