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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728355/identification-of-genes-related-to-intramuscular-fat-content-of-pig-using-genome-wide-association-study
#1
Sohyoung Won, Jaehoon Jung, Eungwoo Park, H B Kim
Objective: The aim of this study is to identify SNPs and genes related to pig IMF and estimate the heritability of IMF. Methods: Genome-wide association study (GWAS) on 704 inbred Berkshires was performed for intramuscular fat content (IMF). To consider the inbreeding among samples, associations of the SNPs with IMF were tested as random effects in a mixed linear model using the genetic relationship matrix by GEMMA. Significant genes were compared with reported pig IMF QTL regions and functional classification of the identified genes were also performed...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722145/dendrobium-nobile-lindl-alkaloids-regulate-metabolism-gene-expression-in-livers-of-mice
#2
Yun-Yan Xu, Ya-Sha Xu, Yuan Wang, Qin Wu, Yuan-Fu Lu, Jie Liu, Jing-Shan Shi
OBJECTIVES: In our previous studies, Dendrobium nobile Lindl. alkaloids (DNLA) has been shown to have glucose-lowering and antihyperlipidaemia effects in diabetic rats, in rats fed with high-fat diets, and in mice challenged with adrenaline. This study aimed to examine the effects of DNLA on the expression of glucose and lipid metabolism genes in livers of mice. METHODS: Mice were given DNLA at doses of 10-80 mg/kg, po for 8 days, and livers were removed for total RNA and protein isolation to perform real-time RT-PCR and Western blot analysis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719355/mirna-223-suppresses-foxo1-and-functions-as-a-potential-tumor-marker-in-breast-cancer
#3
Y-T Wei, D-W Guo, X-Z Hou, D-Q Jiang
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and a leading cause of cancer mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to play a key role in proliferation, metastasis and invasion of cancer. In previous study, we found that miRNA-223 was significant expression inexosome derived from peripheral blood serum of breast cancer patients than in samples from control subjects, Therefor,the role ofmiRNA-223willbe researched in MCF-7 breast cancer cells.In this study, to explore the role of miRNA-223in influencing cell proliferation, metastasis and invasion of breast cancer, TargetScan tools (http://www...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713921/anti%C3%A2-lung-cancer-effect-of-glucosamine-by-suppressing-the-phosphorylation-of-foxo
#4
Zhanwu Yu, Yinghua Ju, Hongxu Liu
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer‑associated mortality worldwide, and glucosamine has the potential to exhibit antitumor activity. To reveal its anti‑lung cancer mechanism, the present study investigated the effect of glucosamine on the transcriptional activity of forkhead box O (FOXO)1 and FOXO3, and associated signal transduction pathways in A549 cells. An MTT assay was performed to investigate cell viability and immunoblotting was performed to detect protein levels of FOXO1/3, phosphorylated (p)‑FOXO1/3, AKT, p‑AKT, extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK) and p‑ERK, and the levels of β‑O‑linked N‑acetylglucosamine (O‑GlcNAc)‑modified FOXO1 protein...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713491/mulberry-anthocyanin-extract-ameliorates-oxidative-damage-in-hepg2-cells-and-prolongs-the-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-through-mapk-and-nrf2-pathways
#5
Fujie Yan, Yushu Chen, Ramila Azat, Xiaodong Zheng
Mulberry anthocyanins possess many pharmacological effects including liver protection, anti-inflammation, and anticancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether mulberry anthocyanin extract (MAE) exerts beneficial effects against oxidative stress damage in HepG2 cells and Caenorhabditis elegans. In vitro, MAE prevented cytotoxicity, increased glucose consumption and uptake, and eliminated excessive intracellular free radicals in H2O2-induced cells. Moreover, MAE pretreatment maintained Nrf2, HO-1, and p38 MAPK stimulation and abolished upregulation of p-JNK, FOXO1, and PGC-1α that were involved in oxidative stress and insulin signalling modulation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711779/hyperactive-foxo1-results-in-lack-of-tip-stalk-identity-and-deficient-microvascular-regeneration-during-kidney-injury
#6
Lan T H Dang, Takahide Aburatani, Graham A Marsh, Bryce G Johnson, Stella Alimperti, Christine J Yoon, Angela Huang, Suzanne Szak, Naoki Nakagawa, Ivan Gomez, Shuyu Ren, Sarah K Read, Chris Sparages, Alfred C Aplin, Roberto F Nicosia, Chris Chen, Giovanni Ligresti, Jeremy S Duffield
Loss of the microvascular (MV) network results in tissue ischemia, loss of tissue function, and is a hallmark of chronic diseases. The incorporation of a functional vascular network with that of the host remains a challenge to utilizing engineered tissues in clinically relevant therapies. We showed that vascular-bed-specific endothelial cells (ECs) exhibit differing angiogenic capacities, with kidney microvascular endothelial cells (MVECs) being the most deficient, and sought to explore the underlying mechanism...
July 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710921/effects-of-short-term-fasting-on-the-akt-mediated-pathway-involved-in-protein-metabolism-in-chicken-skeletal-muscle
#7
T Saneyasu, N Tsuchii, Y Nakano, A Kitashiro, T Tsuchihashi, H Shindo, K Honda, H Kamisoyama
In the present study, we show that short-term (4 h) fasting significantly decreased the levels of protein synthesis-related factors such as the plasma insulin concentration, skeletal muscle pAkt, and pS6 levels in 2-wk-old chickens (P < 0.05). An intravenous injection of insulin significantly elevated the contents of pAkt and p-S6 in the skeletal muscle (P < 0.01). These findings suggest that decreasing the plasma insulin causes the downregulation of the Akt/S6 pathway in chicken skeletal muscle under short-term fasting conditions...
June 22, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710412/exosomes-derived-from-pancreatic-cancer-cells-induce-insulin-resistance-in-c2c12-myotube-cells-through-the-pi3k-akt-foxo1-pathway
#8
Lantian Wang, Bo Zhang, Wen Zheng, Muxing Kang, Qing Chen, Wenjie Qin, Chao Li, Yuefeng Zhang, Yingkuan Shao, Yulian Wu
Prospective epidemiological studies have consistently suggested that pancreatic cancer-associated new-onset diabetes mellitus (PC-DM) represents a potential platform for early diagnose of pancreatic cancer (PC). Despite the studies performed, the mechanism behind this phenomenon remains ambiguous. In this study, we explored the effects of two types of exosomes released by murine pancreatic cancer and ductal epithelial cells on murine skeletal muscle cells. The results show that PC-derived exosomes can readily enter C2C12 myotubes, triggering lipidosis and glucose intake inhibition...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710059/a-foxo1-induced-oncogenic-network-defines-the-aml1-eto-pre-leukemic-program
#9
Shan Lin, Anetta Ptasinska, Xiaoting Chen, Mahesh Shrestha, Salam A Assi, Paulynn S Chin, Maria R Imperato, Bruce Aronow, Jingsong Zhang, Matthew T Weirauch, Constanze Bonifer, James C Mulloy
Understanding and blocking the self-renewal pathway of pre-leukemia stem cells could prevent acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse. In this study we show that increased FOXO1 represents a critical mechanism driving aberrant self-renewal in pre-leukemic cells expressing the t(8;21)-associated oncogene AML1-ETO (AE). Though generally considered as a tumor suppressor, FOXO1 is consistently upregulated in t(8;21) AML. Expression of FOXO1 in human CD34+ cells promotes a pre-leukemic state with enhanced self-renewal and dysregulated differentiation...
July 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708429/effects-of-altered-photoperiod-on-circadian-clock-and-lipid-metabolism-in-rats
#10
Xiaoxian Xie, Binggong Zhao, Liangfeng Huang, Qichen Shen, Lingyan Ma, Yangyang Chen, Tao Wu, Zhengwei Fu
Disruption of circadian clock timekeeping due to changes in the photoperiod enhances the risk of lipid metabolism disorders and metabolic syndrome. However, the effects of altered photoperiods on the circadian clock and lipid metabolism are not well understood. To explore the effects of altered photoperiods, we developed a rat model where rats were exposed to either short-day or long-day conditions. Our findings demonstrated that altered photoperiods mediated circadian clocks by partly disrupting rhythmicity and shifting phase values of clock genes...
July 14, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707394/cd19-regulates-adam28-mediated-notch2-cleavage-to-control-the-differentiation-of-marginal-zone-precursors-to-mz-b-cells
#11
Yu Zhang, Gaizhi Zhu, He Xiao, Xiaoling Liu, Gencheng Han, Guojiang Chen, Chunmei Hou, Beifen Shen, Yan Li, Ning Ma, Renxi Wang
As the first line of defence, marginal zone (MZ) B cells play principal roles in clearing blood-borne pathogens during infection and are over-primed in autoimmune diseases. However, the basic mechanisms underlying MZ B-cell development are still unclear. We found here that CD19 deficiency blocked the differentiation of marginal zone precursors (MZP) to MZ B cells, whereas CD19 expression in CD19-deficient MZP rescues MZ B-cell generation. Furthermore, CD19 regulates Notch2 cleavage by up-regulating ADAM28 expression in MZP...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704388/the-mir-23a-27a-24-2-microrna-cluster-buffers-transcription-and-signaling-pathways-during-hematopoiesis
#12
Jeffrey L Kurkewich, Justin Hansen, Nathan Klopfenstein, Helen Zhang, Christian Wood, Austin Boucher, Joseph Hickman, David E Muench, H Leighton Grimes, Richard Dahl
MicroRNA cluster mirn23a has previously been shown to promote myeloid development at the expense of lymphoid development in overexpression and knockout mouse models. This polarization is observed early in hematopoietic development, with an increase in common lymphoid progenitors (CLPs) and a decrease in all myeloid progenitor subsets in adult bone marrow. The pool size of multipotential progenitors (MPPs) is unchanged; however, in this report we observe by flow cytometry that polarized subsets of MPPs are changed in the absence of mirn23a...
July 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701484/sirt1-regulates-macrophage-self-renewal
#13
Francesco Imperatore, Julien Maurizio, Stephanie Vargas Aguilar, Clara J Busch, Jérémy Favret, Elisabeth Kowenz-Leutz, Wilfried Cathou, Rebecca Gentek, Pierre Perrin, Achim Leutz, Carole Berruyer, Michael H Sieweke
Mature differentiated macrophages can self-maintain by local proliferation in tissues and can be extensively expanded in culture under specific conditions, but the mechanisms of this phenomenon remain only partially defined. Here, we show that SIRT1, an evolutionary conserved regulator of life span, positively affects macrophage self-renewal ability in vitro and in vivo Overexpression of SIRT1 during bone marrow-derived macrophage differentiation increased their proliferative capacity. Conversely, decrease of SIRT1 expression by shRNA inactivation, CRISPR/Cas9 mediated deletion and pharmacological inhibition restricted macrophage self-renewal in culture...
July 12, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699853/foxo4-negatively-controls-tat-mediated-hiv-1-transcription-through-the-post-transcriptional-suppression-of-tat-encoding-mrna
#14
Alexandra Oteiza, Nadir Mechti
The connection between the repression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1(HIV-1) transcription and the resting CD4+ T cell state suggests that the host transcription factors involved in the active maintenance of lymphocyte quiescence are likely to repress the viral transactivator, Tat, thereby restricting HIV-1 transcription. In this study, we analysed the interplay between Tat and the forkhead box transcription factors, FoxO1 and FoxO4. We show that FoxO1 and FoxO4 antagonize Tat-mediated transactivation of HIV-1 promoter through the repression of Tat protein expression...
July 12, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691928/mutations-in-5-methylcytosine-oxidase-tet2-and-rhoa-cooperatively-disrupt-t-cell-homeostasis
#15
Shengbing Zang, Jia Li, Haiyan Yang, Hongxiang Zeng, Wei Han, Jixiang Zhang, Minjung Lee, Margie Moczygemba, Sevinj Isgandarova, Yaling Yang, Yubin Zhou, Anjana Rao, M James You, Deqiang Sun, Yun Huang
Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma (AITL) represents a distinct, aggressive form of peripheral T cell lymphoma with a dismal prognosis. Recent exome sequencing in patients with AITL has revealed the frequent coexistence of somatic mutations in the Rho GTPase RhoA (RhoAG17V) and loss-of-function mutations in the 5-methylcytosine oxidase TET2. Here, we have demonstrated that TET2 loss and RhoAG17V expression in mature murine T cells cooperatively cause abnormal CD4+ T cell proliferation and differentiation by perturbing FoxO1 gene expression, phosphorylation, and subcellular localization, an abnormality that is also detected in human primary AITL tumor samples...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687587/foxo1-regulates-myocardial-glucose-oxidation-rates-via-transcriptional-control-of-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinase-4-expression
#16
Keshav Gopal, Bruno Saleme, Rami Al Batran, Hanin Aburasayn, Amina Eshreif, Kim L Ho, Wayne K Ma, Malak Almutairi, Farah Eaton, Manoj Gandhi, Edwards A Park, Gopinath Sutendra, John R Ussher
Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) is the rate-limiting enzyme for glucose oxidation and a critical regulator of metabolic flexibility during the fasting to feeding transition. PDH is regulated via both PDH kinases (PDHK), and PDH phosphatases, which phosphorylate/inactivate and dephosphorylate/activate PDH, respectively. Our goal was to determine whether the transcription factor, forkhead box O1 (FoxO1) regulates PDH activity and glucose oxidation in the heart via increasing expression of Pdk4, the gene encoding PDHK4...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684967/cyclocarya-paliurus-batal-ijinskaja-aqueous-extract-cpae-ameliorates-obesity-by-improving-insulin-signaling-in-the-hypothalamus-of-a-metabolic-syndrome-rat-model
#17
Guangyuan Xu, Hisae Yoshitomi, Wen Sun, Xuan Guo, Lili Wu, Xiangyu Guo, Lingling Qin, Yixin Fan, Tunhai Xu, Tonghua Liu, Ming Gao
BACKGROUND: Antiobesity drugs may not be optimal for treating obesity. However novel antiobesity agents, especially those derived from natural products, may be suitable. Therefore, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of Cyclocarya paliurus (CP) aqueous extract (CPAE) on obesity. METHODS: SHR.Cg-Leprcp/NDmcr (SHR/cp) rats were used as a model of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Experimental animals were allocated into two groups-control and CPAE (0.5 g/kg)-for a 7-week treatment period...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681509/akt2-ablation-prolongs-life-span-and-improves-myocardial-contractile-function-with-adaptive-cardiac-remodeling-role-of-sirt1-mediated-autophagy-regulation
#18
Jun Ren, Lifang Yang, Li Zhu, Xihui Xu, Asli F Ceylan, Wei Guo, Jian Yang, Yingmei Zhang
Aging is accompanied with unfavorable geometric and functional changes in the heart involving dysregulation of Akt and autophagy. This study examined the impact of Akt2 ablation on life span and cardiac aging as well as the mechanisms involved with a focus on autophagy and mitochondrial integrity. Cardiac geometry, contractile, and intracellular Ca(2+) properties were evaluated using echocardiography, IonOptix(®) edge-detection and fura-2 techniques. Levels of Sirt1, mitochondrial integrity, autophagy, and mitophagy markers were evaluated using Western blot...
July 5, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677618/lps-induced-low-grade-inflammation-increases-hypothalamic-jnk-expression-and-causes-central-insulin-resistance-irrespective-of-body-weight-changes
#19
Rodrigo Rorato, Beatriz de Carvalho Borges, Ernane Torres Uchoa, José Antunes-Rodrigues, Carol Fuzeti Elias, Lucila Leico Kagohara Elias
Metabolic endotoxemia contributes to low-grade inflammation in obesity, which causes insulin resistance due to the activation of intracellular proinflammatory pathways, such as the c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK) cascade in the hypothalamus and other tissues. However, it remains unclear whether the proinflammatory process precedes insulin resistance or it appears because of the development of obesity. Hypothalamic low-grade inflammation was induced by prolonged lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure to investigate if central insulin resistance is induced by an inflammatory stimulus regardless of obesity...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676647/genetic-associations-for-keratoconus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Shi Song Rong, Sarah Tsz Ue Ma, Xin Ting Yu, Li Ma, Wai Kit Chu, Tommy Chung Yan Chan, Yu Meng Wang, Alvin L Young, Chi Pui Pang, Vishal Jhanji, Li Jia Chen
Genetic associations for keratoconus could be useful for understanding disease pathogenesis and discovering biomarkers for early detection of the disease. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize all reported genetic associations for the disease. We searched in the MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and HuGENET databases for genetic studies of keratoconus published from 1950 to June 2016. The summary odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals of all polymorphisms were estimated using the random-effect model...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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