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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222605/the-endocannabinoid-system-in-cardiovascular-function-novel-insights-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Salvador Sierra, Natasha Luquin, Judith Navarro-Otano
RATIONALE: Cardiovascular disease is now recognized as the number one cause of death in the world, and the size of the population at risk continues to increase rapidly. The dysregulation of the endocannabinoid (eCB) system plays a central role in a wide variety of conditions including cardiovascular disorders. Cannabinoid receptors, their endogenous ligands, as well as enzymes conferring their synthesis and degradation, exhibit overlapping distributions in the cardiovascular system. Furthermore, the pharmacological manipulation of the eCB system has effects on blood pressure, cardiac contractility, and endothelial vasomotor control...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222421/the-transcriptomic-signature-of-disease-development-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sophie Cazanave, Alexei Podtelezhnikov, Kristian Jensen, Mulugeta Seneshaw, Divya P Kumar, Hae-Ki Min, Prasanna K Santhekadur, Bubu Banini, Adolfo Gabriele Mauro, Abdul M Oseini, Robert Vincent, Keith Q Tanis, Andrea L Webber, Liangsu Wang, Pierre Bedossa, Faridoddin Mirshahi, Arun J Sanyal
A longitudinal molecular model of the development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) over time is lacking. We have recently validated a high fat/sugar water-induced animal (an isogenic strain of C57BL/6 J:129S1/SvImJ mice) model of NAFLD that closely mimics most aspects of human disease. The hepatic transcriptome of such mice with fatty liver (8 weeks), steatohepatitis with early fibrosis (16-24 weeks) and advanced fibrosis (52 weeks) after initiation of the diet was evaluated and compared to mice on chow diet...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212711/ppar%C3%AE-activation-by-bexarotene-promotes-neuroprotection-by-restoring-bioenergetic-and-quality-control-homeostasis
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Audrey S Dickey, Dafne N Sanchez, Martin Arreola, Kunal R Sampat, Weiwei Fan, Nicolas Arbez, Sergey Akimov, Michael J Van Kanegan, Kohta Ohnishi, Stephen K Gilmore-Hall, April L Flores, Janice M Nguyen, Nicole Lomas, Cynthia L Hsu, Donald C Lo, Christopher A Ross, Eliezer Masliah, Ronald M Evans, Albert R La Spada
Neurons must maintain protein and mitochondrial quality control for optimal function, an energetically expensive process. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are ligand-activated transcription factors that promote mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative metabolism. We recently determined that transcriptional dysregulation of PPARδ contributes to Huntington's disease (HD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder resulting from a CAG-polyglutamine repeat expansion in the huntingtin gene. We documented that the PPARδ agonist KD3010 is an effective therapy for HD in a mouse model...
December 6, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201212/anti-aging-effect-of-fullerenol-on-skin-aging-through-derived-stem-cells-in-a-mouse-model
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Wei Li, Ning Li, Bing Sui, Daping Yang
Fullerenol is similar to graphite in terms of structure. In the present study, the anti-aging effect of fullerenol on skin through derived stem cells in a mouse model was assessed and the potential mechanism of fullerenol was investigated. The anti-aging effect of fullerenol effectively inhibited the retention rate of transplanted adipose-derived stem cells and increased the thickness of the dermal portion of skin and collagen ratio in mice. The effect of fullerenol on the proliferation of stem cells was observed...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201096/antihyperglycemic-effect-of-rosa-damascena-is-mediated-by-ppar-%C3%AE-gene-expression-in-animal-model-of-insulin-resistance
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Abbas Mohammadi, Hossein Fallah, Ahmad Gholamhosseinian
Insulin resistance is a condition in which insulin signaling and action are impaired in insulin sensitive tissues and result in hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our previous studies have shown that Rosa damascena has antihyperglycemic effects on diabetic and normal rats. Therefore, we conducted a study to evaluate the effect of this medicinal plant on insulin sensitivity in rats. This study was performed on high fructose diet insulin resistant rats and pioglitazone, an insulin sensitizing drug, was used as a positive control...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197607/inflammatory-response-modulation-through-a-ppar%C3%AE-agonist-during-surgically-induced-visceral-ischemia-in-an-animal-model
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Bianca Pane, Valerio Gazzola, Giovanni Spinella, Paola Bagnato, Federica Grillo, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Domenico Palombo
BACKGROUND: Ischemia / reperfusion (I/R) injury represents one of the most severe complications in vascular surgery where cross-clamping of the aorta and subsequent visceral ischemia are a recurrent issue. The literature describes a family of nuclear receptors, i.e., peroxisome-proliferator activated receptors (PPARs), in particular PPARγ isoform, which are important modulators of vascular inflammation resulting from I/R injury. The aim of our study is to evaluate how PPARγ agonist administration could reduce local and systemic inflammatory response after I/R injury during aortic supraceliac clamping in animal model...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188898/influence-of-high-fat-diet-on-bone-tissue-an-experimental-study-in-growing-rats
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G Rezende Yanagihara, R Carminati Shimano, J Atsuko Tida, J Suzuki Yamanaka, S Yasuyo Fukada, J P Mardegan Issa, A C Shimano, J M Tavares
BACKGROUND: The relationship between obesity and bone tissue remains contradictory, especially when the effect of high-fat diet is assessed in experimental models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of high-fat diet on bone metabolism of growing rats. METHODS: Twenty weaned female Wistar rats were equally divided into two groups: SD (standard diet) and HFD (high-fat diet with 60 % of energy as fat). After five weeks of the two diets, the rats were euthanized, and the liver, blood and bones extracted...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188895/supplementation-of-mussel-peptides-reduces-aging-phenotype-lipid-deposition-and-oxidative-stress-in-d-galactose-induce-aging-mice
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Y Zhou, Q Xu, Y Dong, S Zhu, S Song, S Sun
OBJECTIVES: Aging is associated with glucose and lipid metabolism disorder. We aimed to examine the effects of mussel peptides on protecting against aging by regulating glucose and lipid metabolism. METHODS: For the aging model, d-galactose (200 mg/kg) was administered subcutaneously to 8-month-old mice for 8 weeks. Mussel peptides (1,000 mg/kg) were simultaneously administered by intragastric gavage. The glucose and lipid metabolism profiles, aging phenotype and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) expression in the liver and adipose tissue of ICR mice were measured...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188497/bexarotene-a-selective-rxr%C3%AE-agonist-reverses-hypotension-associated-with-inflammation-and-tissue-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-septic-shock
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Bahar Tunctan, Sefika P Kucukkavruk, Meryem Temiz-Resitoglu, Demet S Guden, Ayse N Sari, Seyhan Sahan-Firat
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear receptors that can activate or inhibit the expression of many target genes by forming a heterodimer complex with the retinoid X receptor (RXR). The aim of this study was to investigate effects of bexarotene, a selective RXRα agonist, on the changes in renal, cardiac, hepatic, and pulmonary expression/activity of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cytochrome P450 (CYP) 4F6 in relation to PPARα/β/γ-RXRα heterodimer formation in a rat model of septic shock...
November 29, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187824/the-implication-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-on-fatty-acid-transport-across-plasma-and-mitochondrial-membranes-in-the-insulin-sensitive-tissues
#10
REVIEW
Elżbieta Supruniuk, Agnieszka Mikłosz, Adrian Chabowski
PGC-1α coactivator plays a decisive role in the maintenance of lipid balance via engagement in numerous metabolic processes (i.e., Krebs cycle, β-oxidation, oxidative phosphorylation and electron transport chain). It constitutes a link between fatty acids import and their complete oxidation or conversion into bioactive fractions through the coordination of both the expression and subcellular relocation of the proteins involved in fatty acid transmembrane movement. Studies on cell lines and/or animal models highlighted the existence of an upregulation of the total and mitochondrial FAT/CD36, FABPpm and FATPs content in skeletal muscle in response to PGC-1α stimulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187823/voluntary-exercise-improves-cardiac-function-and-prevents-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-mouse-model-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Robin Deloux, Damien Vitiello, Nathalie Mougenot, Philippe Noirez, Zhenlin Li, Mathias Mericskay, Arnaud Ferry, Onnik Agbulut
Objective: Despite the indubitable beneficial effect of exercise to prevent of cardiovascular diseases, there is still a lack of studies investigating the impact of exercise in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Here, we investigated the impact of voluntary exercise on cardiac function in a mouse model of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (αMHC-MerCreMer:Sf/Sf), induced by cardiac-specific inactivation of the Serum Response Factor. Materials and Methods: Seven days after tamoxifen injection, 20 αMHC-MerCreMer:Sf/Sf mice were assigned to sedentary (n = 8) and exercise (n = 12) groups...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162435/pioglitazone-reduces-mortality-prevents-depressive-like-behavior-and-impacts-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-the-6-ohda-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-rats
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Jéssica Mendes Bonato, Taysa Bervian Bassani, Humberto Milani, Maria Aparecida Vital, Rúbia Maria Weffort de Oliveira
Deficiencies in adult hippocampal neurogenesis have been suggested to be a possible pathophysiological mechanism that underlies depressive symptoms that are often observed in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Pioglitazone, a selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ) agonist, has been shown to exert antiinflammatory and antidepressant effects and modulate neural plasticity in several neurodegenerative disorders. The present study investigated the effects of pioglitazone on depressive phenotypes and adult hippocampal neurogenesis in a rat model of PD that was induced by bilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) infusions in the substantia nigra pars compact (SNpc)...
November 18, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152143/therapeutic-hexapeptide-pgpipn-prevents-and-cures-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-affecting-the-expressions-of-genes-related-with-lipid-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress
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Nan Qi, Chen Liu, Haoran Yang, Wanrong Shi, Shenyi Wang, Yan Zhou, Cai Wei, Fang Gu, Yide Qin
PGPIPN is a therapeutic hexapeptide derived from bovine β-casein. Here we investigated the role and mechanism of this peptide on alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). We took human hepatic cell line LO2 and hepatocellular carcinoma cell line HepG2 to establish the models of steatosis hepatocyte induced by alcohol, taken PGPIPN as pharmacological intervention. And we also established the model of AFLD mice, taken PGPIPN as therapeutic drug and glutathione (GSH) as positive control. We assayed the biochemical materials related to liver injury, lipid metabolism and oxidation, and observed morphology change and fat accumulation of hepatocyte...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147649/knockdown-of-sirt1-suppresses-bladder-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-migration-and-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-antioxidant-response-through-foxo3a-mediated-pathways
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Qingxuan Hu, Gang Wang, Jianping Peng, Guofeng Qian, Wei Jiang, Conghua Xie, Yu Xiao, Xinghuan Wang
Bladder cancer (BCa) is one of the most common tumors, but its underlying mechanism has not been fully clarified. Our transcriptome analysis suggested a close link of Sirtuins, Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR), cell cycle regulation, reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolism, and Forkhead Box Class O (FOXO) signaling pathway in BCa. SIRT1 is a key member of Sirtuins, playing important roles in aging and energy metabolism, which has been reported to be involved in various metabolic diseases and tumors...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147484/berberis-integerrima-ameliorates-insulin-resistance-in-high-fructose-fed-insulin-resistant-rats
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Hossein Fallah, Hamed Akbari, Moslem Abolhassani, Abbas Mohammadi, Ahmad Gholamhosseinian
Objectives: This study was aimed to investigate the effect of Berberis integerrima (B. integerrima) extract on insulin sensitivity in high-fructose-fed insulin-resistant rats. Materials and Methods: Experimental rats were randomly divided into two groups: the control group was fed a regular chow diet while other group fed with a high-fructose diet for 8 weeks. After the first six weeks, the animals were treated with B. integerrima extract or pioglitazone for two weeks...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134405/cell-type-specific-gene-expression-patterns-in-the-knee-cartilage-in-an-osteoarthritis-rat-model
#16
Michal Korostynski, Natalia Malek, Marcin Piechota, Katarzyna Starowicz
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease that leads to joint failure, pain, and disability. Gene regulation is implicated as a driver of the imbalance between the expression of catabolic and anabolic factors that eventually leads to the degeneration of osteoarthritic cartilage. In our model, knee-joint OA was induced in male Wistar rats by intra-articular sodium monoiodoacetate (MIA) injections. Whole-genome microarrays were used to analyse the alterations in gene expression during the time-course of OA development (at 2, 14, and 28 days post-injection) in rat knee joints...
November 13, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133384/estrogen-and-high-fat-diet-induced-alterations-in-c57bl-6-mice-endometrial-transcriptome-profile
#17
Yali Cheng, Qiaoying Lv, Bingying Xie, Bingyi Yang, Weiwei Shan, Chengcheng Ning, Bing Li, Liying Xie, Chao Gu, Xuezhen Luo, Xiaojun Chen, Qin Zhu
Unopposed estrogen stimulation and insulin resistance are known to play important roles in endometrial cancer (EC), but the interaction between these two factors and how they contribute to endometrial lesions are not completely elucidated. To investigate the endometrial transcriptome profile and the associated molecular pathway alterations, we established an ovariectomized C57BL/6 mouse model treated with subcutaneous implantation of 17-β estradiol (E2) pellet and/or high-fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks to mimic sustained estrogen stimulation and insulin resistance...
November 13, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129670/microalgae-derived-oxylipins-decrease-inflammatory-mediators-by-regulating-the-subcellular-location-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ppar-%C3%AE
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Javier Ávila-Román, Elena Talero, Carolina de Los Reyes, Sofía García-Mauriño, Virginia Motilva
Oxylipins (OXLs) are bioactive molecules generated by the oxidation of fatty acids that promote the resolution of acute inflammation and prevent chronic inflammatory processes through molecular mechanisms that are not well known. We have previously reported the anti-inflammatory activity of microalgae-derived OXLs and OXL-containing biomass in two inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models: 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced acute colitis and TNBS-induced recurrent colitis. In this study, we examined the in vitro anti-inflammatory mechanism of action of the most abundant OXLs isolated from Chlamydomonas debaryana (13S-HOTE and 13S-HODE) and Nannochloropsis gaditana (15S-HEPE)...
November 9, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126792/in-vivo-cellular-and-molecular-gastroprotective-mechanisms-of-chrysin-emphasis-on-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
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Mina Y George, Ahmed Esmat, Mariane G Tadros, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Gastric ulcer is one of the major gastrointestinal disorders affecting people worldwide. Despite medical advances, management of gastric ulcer and its complications remains a challenge facing medicine nowadays. In addition, currently available medicines exhibit limited efficacy and several side effects. In the current study, the potential protective effects of chrysin -naturally occurring flavonoid- were tested against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. It was found that chrysin in both doses; 50 and 100mg/kg were effective in promoting mucus secretion and preventing the rise in ulcer and lesion indices, acid production and histologic changes induced by indomethacin...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115612/isopsoralen-regulates-ppar%C3%A2-%C3%AE-wnt-to-inhibit-oxidative-stress-in-osteoporosis
#20
Jian Wang, Gang Wang, Li Gong, Guanwen Sun, Bin Shi, Huhe Bao, Yan Duan
The present study aimed to examine the effects of isopsoralen against postmenopausal osteoporosis in an ovariectomized rat model. The ovariectomized rats were treated with three days 10 mg/kg isopsoralen or with three days 20 mg/kg isopsoralen. Alkaline phosphatase, the oxidative stress indicators and caspase‑3/9 were measured using ELISA assay kits. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to measure collagen type I (Col I), osteocalcin and osteoprotegerin mRNA levels. Wnt, β‑catenin and peroxisome proliferators‑activated receptor γ (PPAR‑γ) were analyzed using western blot analysis...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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