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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213846/fixation-of-bovine-pericardium-based-tissue-biomaterial-with-irreversible-chemistry-improves-biochemical-and-biomechanical-properties
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H Tam, W Zhang, D Infante, N Parchment, M Sacks, N Vyavahare
Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs), derived from glutaraldehyde crosslinked (GLUT) porcine aortic valve leaflets or bovine pericardium (BP), are used to replace defective heart valves. However, valve failure can occur within 12-15 years due to calcification and/or progressive structural degeneration. We present a novel fabrication method that utilizes carbodiimide, neomycin trisulfate, and pentagalloyl glucose crosslinking chemistry (TRI) to better stabilize the extracellular matrix of BP. We demonstrate that TRI-treated BP is more compliant than GLUT-treated BP...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212997/differential-expression-and-prognostic-significance-of-glut1-according-to-histologic-type-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-association-with-volume-dependent-parameters
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Young Wha Koh, Su Jin Lee, Seong Yong Park
BACKGROUND: We evaluated glucose transporter type 1 (GLUT1) and carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) expression, together with volume-based(18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) parameters, in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, and examined the prognostic significance of those parameters according to its histologic subtype. METHOD: A total of 269 patients, who underwent surgical resection for NSCLC, were reviewed retrospectively. Metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) values were measured by preoperative (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212524/role-of-nrf2-and-protective-effects-of-metformin-against-tobacco-smoke-induced-cerebrovascular-toxicity
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Shikha Prasad, Ravi K Sajja, Mohammad Abul Kaisar, Jee Hyun Park, Heidi Villalba, Taylor Liles, Thomas Abbruscato, Luca Cucullo
Cigarette smoking (CS) is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in a causative way primarily related to the TS content of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nicotine, and inflammation. TS promotes glucose intolerance and increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes mellitus (2DM) with which it shares other pathogenic traits including the high risk of cerebrovascular and neurological disorders like stroke via ROS generation, inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment. Herein we provide evidence of the role played by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) in CS-induced cerebrobvascular/BBB impairments and how these cerebrovascular harmful effects can be circumvented by the use of metformin (MF; a widely prescribed, firstline anti-diabetic drug) treatment...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205432/fluorescent-hexose-conjugates-establish-stringent-stereochemical-requirement-by-glut5-for-recognition-and-transport-of-monosaccharides
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Olivier-Mohamad Soueidan, Thomas W Scully, Jatinder Kaur, Rashmi Panigrahi, Alexandr Belovodskiy, Victor Do, Carson D Matier, M Joanne Lemieux, Frank Wuest, Chris Cheeseman, F G West
The specificity characteristics of transporters can be exploited for the development of novel diagnostic therapeutic probes. The facilitated hexose transporter family (GLUTs) has a distinct set of preferences for monosaccharide substrates, and while some are expressed ubiquitously (e.g., GLUT1), others are quite tissue specific (e.g., GLUT5, which is overexpressed in some breast cancer tissues). While these differences have enabled the development of new molecular probes based upon hexose- and tissue-selective uptake, substrate design for compounds targeting these GLUT transporters has been encumbered by a limited understanding of the molecular interactions at play in hexose binding and transport...
February 16, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192456/the-flavanone-homoeriodictyol-increases-sglt-1-mediated-glucose-uptake-but-decreases-serotonin-release-in-differentiated-caco-2-cells
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Barbara Lieder, Julia Katharina Hoi, Ann-Katrin Holik, Katrin Geissler, Joachim Hans, Barbara Friedl, Kathrin Liszt, Gerhard E Krammer, Jakob P Ley, Veronika Somoza
Flavanoids and related polyphenols, among them hesperitin, have been shown to modulate cellular glucose transport by targeting SGLT-1 and GLUT-2 transport proteins. We aimed to investigate whether homoeriodictyol, which is structurally related to hesperitin, affects glucose uptake in differentiated Caco-2 cells as a model for the intestinal barrier. The results revealed that, in contrast to other polyphenols, the flavanon homoeriodictyol promotes glucose uptake by 29.0 ± 3.83% at a concentration of 100 μM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192424/spatial-separation-of-two-different-pathways-accounting-for-the-generation-of-calcium-signals-in-astrocytes
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Franziska Oschmann, Konstantin Mergenthaler, Evelyn Jungnickel, Klaus Obermayer
Astrocytes integrate and process synaptic information and exhibit calcium (Ca2+) signals in response to incoming information from neighboring synapses. The generation of Ca2+ signals is mostly attributed to Ca2+ release from internal Ca2+ stores evoked by an elevated metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) activity. Different experimental results associated the generation of Ca2+ signals to the activity of the glutamate transporter (GluT). The GluT itself does not influence the intracellular Ca2+ concentration, but it indirectly activates Ca2+ entry over the membrane...
February 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188173/maresin-1-improves-insulin-sensitivity-and-attenuates-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-ob-ob-and-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Leyre Martínez-Fernández, Pedro González-Muniesa, Laura M Laiglesia, Neira Sáinz, Pedro L Prieto-Hontoria, Xavier Escoté, Leticia Odriozola, Fernando J Corrales, Jose M Arbones-Mainar, José A Martínez, María J Moreno-Aliaga
The beneficial actions of n-3 fatty acids on obesity-induced insulin resistance and inflammation have been related to the synthesis of specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPMs) like resolvins. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of one of these SPMs, maresin 1 (MaR1), to reverse adipose tissue inflammation and/or insulin resistance in two models of obesity: diet-induced obese (DIO) mice and genetic (ob/ob) obese mice. In DIO mice, MaR1 (2 μg/kg; 10 d) reduced F4/80-positive cells and expression of the proinflammatory M1 macrophage phenotype marker Cd11c in white adipose tissue (WAT)...
February 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180987/preoperative-high-maximum-standardized-uptake-value-in-association-with-glucose-transporter-1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Akira Chikamoto, Risa Inoue, Yoshiaki Komohara, Kentaro Sakamaki, Daisuke Hashimoto, Shinya Shiraishi, Hiroshi Takamori, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Takeharu Yamanaka, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of malignant diseases worldwide has been determined using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Glucose transporter type 1 (Glut-1) is a key protein associated with the accumulation of FDG in cancer cells. This study evaluated the relationship between Glut-1 expression and FDG accumulation to determine the usefulness of FDG-PET for prediction of long-term outcomes of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: The expression of Glut-1 was immunohistochemically examined in 138 surgically resected pancreatic cancer specimens...
February 8, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178665/prognostic-value-of-glut-1-expression-in-pancreatic-cancer-results-from-538-patients
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Gaowa Sharen, Yaojun Peng, Haidong Cheng, Yang Liu, Yonghong Shi, Jian Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have suggested a correlation between glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) expression and survival outcomes in pancreatic cancer, although the results were inconsistent. We subsequently carried out a meta-analysis, with the aim of comprehensively reevaluating the associations between GLUT-1 expression and overall survival (OS) and other clinical features of pancreatic cancer. RESULTS: Eight studies, with a total of 538 cases, were included in the final meta-analysis...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177684/aegle-marmelos-l-corr-impedes-onset-of-insulin-resistance-syndrome-in-rats-provided-with-drinking-fructose-from-weaning-to-adulthood-stages-of-development-a-mechanistic-study
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Rajani Mathur, Ratika Sehgal, Preeti Rajora, Shveta Sharma, Rajesh Kumar, Sandeep Mathur
To explore the effect of aqueous extract of leaves of Aegle marmelos (AM) on hepatic carbohydrate metabolism and insulin downstream signalling in rats provided with drinking fructose (15%) from weaning to adulthood. Wistar albino rats (4week) were randomly divided into Normal Control (NC), Fructose Control (FC) and treatment (AMT) groups and provided over 8 weeks, chow + water, chow + fructose (15%) and chow + fructose (15%) + AM (500 mg/kg/d, p.o.), respectively. Significantly (p<0.05) raised levels of Fasting Blood Glucose, lipid, visceral weight, plasma insulin and leptin, glycogen, gluconeogenesis enzyme levels but decreased glycolytic enzyme activity was recorded in FC as compared to NC...
December 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173667/-expression-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-glucose-transporter-1-and-lactate-dehydrogenase-5-in-colorectal-cancer-and-clinicopathologic-significance
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T Y Yang, L S Hao, D Z Guo
Objective: To investigate the expression and clinicopathological significance of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α), glucose transporter 1(GLUT-1) and lactate dehydrogenase(LDH)-5 in colorectal cancer. Methods: The expression levels of HIF-1α, GLUT-1 and LDH-5 were detected by immunohistochemical staining in 142 specimens of human carcinoma in comparison with adjacent normal tissues. Results: The expression levels of HIF-1α(78.2%, 111/142), GLUT-1(75.4%, 107/142) and LDH-5(68.3%, 97/142) were higher in tumor tissues than in adjacent normal tissues(14...
February 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155991/in-vitro-evaluation-of-enteric-coated-insulin-tablets-containing-absorption-enhancer-and-enzyme-inhibitor
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Chun Y Wong, Jorge Martinez, Revathy Carnagarin, Crispin R Dass
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop an enteric coated insulin tablet formulation using polymers, absorption enhancer and enzyme inhibitor, which protect the tablets in acidic pH and enhance systemic bioavailability. METHODS: In this study, the influence of coating by cellulose acetate hydrogen phthalate solution and chosen excipients on Glut-4 transporter translocation in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells was examined. Following the determination of optimum number of coating layers, two dissolution buffers such as 0...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143735/pharmacological-efficacy-of-fgf21-analogue-liraglutide-and-insulin-glargine-in-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
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Xianlong Ye, Jianying Qi, Dan Yu, Yunzhou Wu, Shenglong Zhu, Shujie Li, Qiang Wu, Guiping Ren, Deshan Li
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a promising regulator of glucose and lipid metabolism with multiple beneficial effects including hypoglycemic and lipid-lowering. Previous studies have reported that FGF21 is expected to become a new drug for treatment of diabetes. Liraglutide and insulin glargine are the two representative anti-diabetic biological drugs. In the current study, we aim to compare the long-term pharmacological efficacy of mFGF21 (an FGF21 analogue), liraglutide and insulin glargine in type 2 diabetic db/db mice...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142314/metformin-attenuates-hepatic-insulin-resistance-in-type-2-diabetic-rats-through-pi3k-akt-glut-4-signalling-independent-to-bicuculline-sensitive-gabaa-receptor-stimulation
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Debapriya Garabadu, Sairam Krishnamurthy
CONTEXT: Metformin attenuates type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced hepatic dysfunction and altered PI3K/Akt/GLUT-4 signalling in experimental studies. However, its effect on bicuculline-sensitive gamma amino butyric acid (GABA)-A receptor (GABAAR)-mediated calcium-dependent PI3K/Akt/GLUT-4 signalling in liver challenged to T2DM has not been established. OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of metformin on bicuculline-sensitive GABAAR-mediated hepatic insulin signalling was carried out in presence or absence of bicuculline (2...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125276/molecular-factors-involved-in-the-hypolipidemic-and-insulin-sensitizing-effects-of-a-ginger-zingiber-officinale-roscoe-extract-in-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Natalia de Las Heras, María Valero-Muñoz, Beatriz Martín-Fernández, Sandra Ballesteros, Antonio López-Farré, Baltasar Ruiz-Roso, Vicente Lahera
Hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties of ginger in animal models have been reported. However, information related to the mechanisms and factors involved in the metabolic effects of ginger at a hepatic level are limited. The aim of the present study was to investigate molecular factors involved in the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of a hydroethanolic ginger extract (GE) in the liver of rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD). The study was conducted in male Wistar rats divided into the following 3 groups: (i) Rats fed a standard diet (3...
February 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121621/the-expression-of-the-bpifb4-and-cxcr4-associates-with-sustained-health-in-long-living-individuals-from-cilento-italy
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Gaia Spinetti, Elena Sangalli, Claudia Specchia, Francesco Villa, Chiara Spinelli, Rita Pipolo, Albino Carrizzo, Simona Greco, Christine Voellenkle, Carmine Vecchione, Paolo Madeddu, Fabio Martelli, Annibale Alessandro Puca
: The study of the health status in long-living individuals (LLIs) may help identifying health-span and life-span determinants. BPI-Fold-Containing-Family-B-Member-4 (BPIFB4) protein is higher in healthy vs. non-healthy (frail) LLIs serum and its longevity-associated variant forced expression improves cardiovascular outcomes in ischemia mice models. Thus, we tested the association of BPIFB4 and ischemia-responding HIF-1α pathway components (i.e. CXCR4, AK3, ALDO-C, ADM, VEGF-A, GLUT-1 and miR-210) with human life-span and health-span by analyzing mRNA expression in circulating mononuclear cells (MNCs) of LLIs (N=14 healthy; N=31 frail) and young controls (N=63)...
January 22, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111788/benign-vascular-lesions-of-the-lips-diagnostic-approach
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Priscila Lie Tobouti, Isabel Olegário, Suzana Cantanhede Orsini Machado de Sousa
BACKGROUND: Although not rare, vascular lesions occurring in the lips sometimes poses a difficult in properly diagnosing and handling them. In the present study vascular lesions occurring in the lips were retrieved from an Oral Pathology Service. METHODS: Among 5,600 biopsies, 131 cases were found. The following diagnoses were attributed: caliber-persistent artery, infantile hemangioma, vascular malformation, venous lake, thrombus, papillary endothelial hyperplasia, and pyogenic granuloma...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106540/detection-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-using-a-2-deoxy-d-glucose-functionalized-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Xiu-Hong Shan, Peng Wang, Fei Xiong, Hao-Yue Lu, Hui Hu
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the most common type of female cancer worldwide and represents 14% of cancer-related deaths in women. Early detection is the most important factor for treatment and prognosis of breast cancer. In most countries, the women are currently screened with mammography only. Even though there has been considerable progress in the detection, surgical therapy, hormonal and target therapy of breast cancer, there are about ∼ 3500 000 women who die from breast cancer each year...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098449/targeting-type-2-diabetes-with-c-glucosyl-dihydrochalcones-as-selective-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
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Ana R Jesus, Diogo Vila-Viçosa, Miguel Machuqueiro, Ana P Marques, Timothy M Dore, Amélia P Rauter
Inhibiting glucose reabsorption by sodium glucose co-transporter proteins (SGLTs) in the kidneys is a relatively new strategy for treating type 2 diabetes. Selective inhibition of SGLT2 over SGLT1 is critical for minimizing adverse side effects associated with SGLT1 inhibition. A library of C-glucosyl dihydrochalcones and their dihydrochalcone and chalcone precursors was synthesized and tested as SGLT1/SGLT2 inhibitors using a cell-based fluorescence assay of glucose uptake. The most potent inhibitors of SGLT2 (IC50 = 9-23 nM) were considerably weaker inhibitors of SGLT1 (IC50 = 10-19 μM)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098405/shielding-engineered-islets-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-enhance-survival-under-hypoxia
#20
Bhawna Chandravanshi, Ramesh Ramchandra Bhonde
In the present study we focused on the improvisation of islet survival in hypoxia.The Islet like cell aggregates (ICAs) derived from wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJ MSC) were cultured with and without WJ MSC for 48h in hypoxia and normoxia and tested for their direct trophic effect on β cell survival. The WJ MSCs themselves secreted insulin upon glucose challenge and expressed the pancreatic markers at both transcription and translational level (C-peptide, Insulin,Glucagon and Glut 2). Direct contact of MSCs with ICAs facilitated highest viability under hypoxia as evidenced by fluorescein diacetate/propidium iodide and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide(MTT) assay...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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