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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726347/md2-blockage-protects-obesity-induced-vascular-remodeling-via-activating-ampk-nrf2
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Lintao Wang, Jibo Han, Peiren Shan, Shengban You, Xuemei Chen, Yiyi Jin, Jingying Wang, Weijian Huang, Yi Wang, Guang Liang
OBJECTIVE: Obesity and increased free fatty acid (FFA) levels are tightly linked with vascular oxidative stress and remodeling. Myeloid differentiation 2 (MD2), an important protein in innate immunity, is requisite for endotoxin lipopolysaccharide responsiveness. This study shows that palmitic acid (PA) also bonds to MD2, initiating cardiac inflammatory injury. However, it is not clear whether MD2 plays a role in noninflammatory systems such as obesity- and FFA-related oxidative stress involved in vascular remodeling and injury...
July 20, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726277/aged-garlic-extract-suppresses-inflammation-in-apolipoprotein-e-knockout-mice
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Naoaki Morihara, Atsuko Hino, Satomi Miki, Miyuki Takashima, Jun-Ichiro Suzuki
SCOPE: Chronic inflammation plays a major role in the formation and progression of atherosclerotic plaques. To clarify the mode of action of aged garlic extract (AGE) to retard atherosclerosis, we investigated whether AGE suppresses the inflammation in apolipoprotein E-knockout (ApoE-KO) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE-KO mice were fed standard diet with or without 3% AGE for 12 weeks. AGE feeding inhibited the progression of atherosclerotic lesion by 27% and reduced the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) and thromboxane B2 (TXB2 ), a marker of platelet activation, in serum by 39% and 33%, respectively, compared to ApoE-KO mice without AGE treatment...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723898/fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-and-aldolase-mediate-glucose-sensing-by-ampk
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Chen-Song Zhang, Simon A Hawley, Yue Zong, Mengqi Li, Zhichao Wang, Alexander Gray, Teng Ma, Jiwen Cui, Jin-Wei Feng, Mingjiang Zhu, Yu-Qing Wu, Terytty Yang Li, Zhiyun Ye, Shu-Yong Lin, Huiyong Yin, Hai-Long Piao, D Grahame Hardie, Sheng-Cai Lin
The major energy source for most cells is glucose, from which ATP is generated via glycolysis and/or oxidative metabolism. Glucose deprivation activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), but it is unclear whether this activation occurs solely via changes in AMP or ADP, the classical activators of AMPK. Here, we describe an AMP/ADP-independent mechanism that triggers AMPK activation by sensing the absence of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (FBP), with AMPK being progressively activated as extracellular glucose and intracellular FBP decrease...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723566/genome-wide-rnai-screen-for-fat-regulatory-genes-in-c-%C3%A2-elegans-identifies-a-proteostasis-ampk-axis-critical-for-starvation-survival
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Christopher M Webster, Elizabeth C Pino, Christopher E Carr, Lianfeng Wu, Ben Zhou, Lucydalila Cedillo, Michael C Kacergis, Sean P Curran, Alexander A Soukas
Organisms must execute metabolic defenses to survive nutrient deprivation. We performed a genome-wide RNAi screen in Caenorhabditis elegans to identify fat regulatory genes indispensable for starvation resistance. Here, we show that opposing proteostasis pathways are principal determinants of starvation survival. Reduced function of cytoplasmic aminoacyl tRNA synthetases (ARS genes) increases fat mass and extends starvation survival, whereas reduced proteasomal function reduces fat and starvation survival. These opposing pathways converge on AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) as the critical effector of starvation defenses...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722488/berberine-promotes-ischemia-induced-angiogenesis-in-mice-heart-via-upregulation-of-microrna-29b
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Mo-Li Zhu, Ya-Ling Yin, Song Ping, Hai-Ya Yu, Guang-Rui Wan, Xu Jian, Peng Li
BACKGROUND: Berberine has several preventive effects on cardiovascular diseases. Increased expression of miR-29b has been reported to attenuate cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). We hypothesized that berberine via an miR-29b-dependent mechanism promotes angiogenesis and improves heart functions in mice after MI. METHODS: The MI model was established in mice by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery. The expression of miR-29b was examined by RT-qPCR...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721811/moving-to-the-rhythm-with-clock-circadian-genes-autophagy-mtor-and-sirt1-in-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
#6
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: The mammalian circadian clock and its associated clock genes are increasingly be recognized as critical components for a number of physiological and disease processes that extend beyond hormone release, thermal regulation, and sleep-wake cycles. New evidence suggests that clinical behavior disruptions that involve prolonged shift work and even space travel may negatively impact circadian rhythm and lead to multi-system disease. METHODS: In light of the significant role circadian rhythm can hold over the body's normal physiology as well as disease processes, we examined and discussed the impact circadian rhythm and clock genes hold over lifespan, neurodegenerative disorders, and tumorigenesis...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720901/a-novel-connection-between-the-cell-wall-integrity-and-the-pka-pathways-regulates-cell-wall-stress-response-in-yeast
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Raúl García, Enrique Bravo, Sonia Diez-Muñiz, Cesar Nombela, Jose M Rodríguez-Peña, Javier Arroyo
Fungal cells trigger adaptive mechanisms to survive in situations that compromise cell wall integrity. We show here that the global transcriptional response elicited by inhibition of the synthesis of β-1,3-glucan by caspofungin, encompasses a set of genes that are dependent on Slt2, the MAPK of the Cell Wall Integrity (CWI) pathway, and a broad group of genes regulated independently of Slt2. Genes negatively regulated by the cyclic AMP/Protein Kinase A (PKA) signaling pathway were overrepresented in the latter group...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720584/protein-kinase-n2-regulates-amp-kinase-signaling-and-insulin-responsiveness-of-glucose-metabolism-in-skeletal-muscle
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Maxwell A Ruby, Isabelle Riedl, Julie Massart, Marcus Åhlin, Juleen R Zierath
Insulin resistance is central to the development of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. As skeletal muscle is responsible for the majority of whole body insulin-stimulated glucose uptake, regulation of glucose metabolism in this tissue is of particular importance. While Rho GTPases and many of their affecters influence skeletal muscle metabolism, there is a paucity of information on the protein kinase N (PKN) family of serine/threonine protein kinases. We investigated the impact of PKN2 on insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in primary human skeletal muscle cells in vitro and mouse tibialis anterior muscle in vivo...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719670/suppressive-effect-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Ryoichi Araki, Mika Hosogi, Tomoko Yonezawa, Fumio Shiraga
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells plays a central role in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key regulator of energy homeostasis, on the EMT in RPE cells. In this study, EMT-associated formation of cellular aggregates was induced by co-stimulation of cultured ARPE-19 cells with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 (5 ng/ml)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718701/occludin-regulates-glucose-uptake-and-atp-production-in-pericytes-by-influencing-amp-activated-protein-kinase-activity
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Victor Castro, Marta Skowronska, Jorge Lombardi, Jane He, Neil Seth, Martina Velichkovska, Michal Toborek
Energetic regulation at the blood-brain barrier is critical for maintaining its integrity, transport capabilities, and brain demands for glucose. However, the underlying mechanisms that regulate these processes are still poorly explored. We recently characterized the protein occludin as a NADH oxidase and demonstrated its influence on the expression and activation of the histone deacetylase SIRT-1. Because SIRT-1 works in concert with AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) (AMPK), we investigated the impact of occludin on this metabolic switch...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714409/ampk-therapeutic-target-for-diabetes-and-cancer-prevention
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Shotaro Umezawa, Takuma Higurashi, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a protein kinase that maintains homeostasis in cells and organs. As a master regulator of metabolism, AMPK coordinates many metabolic reactions. AMPK is a key factor in diabetes and metabolic syndrome associated with dysregulation of the metabolic status. Recently, AMPK has also attracted attention as a tumor suppressor. The aim of this article is to discuss about the role of AMPK in diabetes as well as cancer and to evaluate its effectiveness in treatment and prevention of these diseases...
July 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713979/roles-of-electro-acupuncture-in-glucose-metabolism-as-assessed-by-18f-fdg-pet-imaging-and-ampk%C3%AE-phosphorylation-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke
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Jingsong Wu, Bingbing Lin, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Guanhao Shang, Yunjiao Lin, Lulu Wang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Targeted energy metabolism balance contributes to neural survival during ischemic stroke. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that electro‑acupuncture (EA) can enhance cerebral glucose metabolism assessed by 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography (18F‑FDG/PET) imaging to prevent propagation of tissue damage and improve neurological outcome in rats subjected to ischemia and reperfusion injury. Rats underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and received EA treatment at the LI11 and ST36 acupoints or non‑acupoint treatment once a day for 7 days...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713934/upregulation-of-connexin-43-and-apoptosis%C3%A2-associated-protein-expression-by-high-glucose-in-h9c2-cells-was-improved-by-resveratrol-via-the-autophagy-signaling-pathway
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Guang-Yu Wang, Ya-Guang Bi, Xiang-Dong Liu, Jun-Feng Han, Meng Wei, Qing-Yong Zhang
The expression of connexin43 (Cx43) protein and the apoptotic rate of cardiomyocytes may be regulated by autophagy and associated with diabetic cardiomyopathy. It is possible that the beneficial effect of resveratrol on diabetic cardiomyocytes occurs via the autophagy pathway. However, it remains to be elucidated whether resveratrol treatment may attenuate the hyperglycemia‑induced remodeling of Cx43 and apoptosis through the regulation of autophagy. H9c2 cardiac cells were incubated with 5.5 and 25 mM glucose, 25 mM glucose with chloroquine (50 µM), and 25 mM glucose with or without resveratrol (10, 25 µM) for 24 h...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712893/the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analogue-liraglutide-promotes-autophagy-through-the-modulation-of-5-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-ins-1-%C3%AE-cells-under-high-glucose-conditions
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Xinyu Miao, Zhaoyan Gu, Yu Liu, Mengmeng Jin, Yanhui Lu, Yanping Gong, Lin Li, Chunlin Li
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a potent therapeutic agent for the treatment of diabetes and has been proven to protect pancreatic β-cells from glucotoxicity; however, its mechanisms of action are not entirely understood. Autophagy is a dynamic lysosomal degradation process that can protect organisms against metabolic stress. Studies have shown that autophagy plays a protective role in the survival of pancreatic β-cells under high glucose conditions. In the present study, we explored the role of autophagy in GLP-1-induced protection of pancreatic β-cells exposed to high glucose...
July 13, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712867/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-oxidant-effects-of-apigetrin-on-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-regulating-nrf2-and-ampk-pathways
#15
Xiang-Hua Lin, Jin-Bing Pan, Xiao-Ju Zhang
Apigetrin (Api), a flavonoid isolated from various herbal medicines such as Matricaria chamomilla and Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, shows significant anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative bioactivities. Here, we attempted to explore the protect effects of Api on LPS-induced acute lung injury (ALI). Our results indicated that Api extended the survival rate and ameliorated pathogenic processes in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mice. But nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) deletion may impede protective effect of Api...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711913/silencing-protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE-by-microrna-25-5p-activates-ampk-signaling-and-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Shihu Zhang, Yiyang Zhang, Qing Cheng, Zhaoqun Ma, Guanwen Gong, Zhengming Deng, Kun Xu, Gaoyuan Wang, Yousong Wei, Xiaoping Zou
Developing novel strategies against human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells is needed. Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) could possibly inhibit CRC cells. Protein kinase C ζ (PKCζ) is an AMPK negative regulator. Here we found that PKCζ expression was significantly elevated in human colon cancer tissues and CRC cells. PKCζ upregulation was correlated with AMPK in-activation and mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) over-activation. Reversely, PKCζ shRNA knockdown activated AMPK signaling and inhibited HT-29 cell proliferation...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710289/nutritional-modulation-of-metabolic-inflammation
#17
REVIEW
Anna M Kirwan, Yvonne M Lenighan, Marcella E O'Reilly, Fiona C McGillicuddy, Helen M Roche
Metabolic inflammation is a very topical area of research, wherein aberrations in metabolic and inflammatory pathways probably contribute to atherosclerosis, insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic insults arising from obesity promote inflammation, which in turn impedes insulin signalling and reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). Key cells in the process are metabolically activated macrophages, which up-regulate both pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways in response to lipid spillover from adipocytes...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709692/ampk-orchestrates-an-elaborate-cascade-protecting-tissue-from-fibrosis-and-aging
#18
REVIEW
Shuai Jiang, Tian Li, Zhi Yang, Wei Yi, Shouyin Di, Yang Sun, Dongjin Wang, Yang Yang
Fibrosis is a common process characterized by excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation after inflammatory injury, which is also a crucial cause of aging. The process of fibrosis is involved in the pathogenesis of most diseases of the heart, liver, kidney, lung, and other organs/tissues. However, there are no effective therapies for this pathological alteration. Annually, fibrosis represents a huge financial burden for the USA and the world. 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a pivotal energy sensor that alleviates or delays the process of fibrogenesis...
July 11, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708087/resveratrol-induced-amp-activated-protein-kinase-activation-is-cell-type-dependent-lessons-from-basic-research-for-clinical-application
#19
Fan Lan, Karen A Weikel, Jose M Cacicedo, Yasuo Ido
Despite the promising effects of resveratrol, its efficacy in the clinic remains controversial. We were the first group to report that the SIRT1 activator resveratrol activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) (Diabetes 2005; 54: A383), and we think that the variability of this cascade may be responsible for the inconsistency of resveratrol's effects. Our current studies suggest that the effect of SIRT1 activators such as resveratrol may not be solely through activation of SIRT1, but also through an integrated effect of SIRT1-liver kinase B1 (LKB1)-AMPK...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702745/quercetin-reverses-altered-energy-metabolism-in-the-heart-of-rats-receiving-adriamycin-chemotherapy
#20
Naglaa Zakaria, Samah R Khalil, Ashraf Awad, Ghada M Khairy
The primary aim of this study was to find the potential modulatory roles of quercetin (QUE) against Adriamycin (ADR)-induced cardiotoxicity. A total of 50 rats were assigned to five groups: a control group, an ADR-treated group, a QUE-treated group, a prophylaxis-cotreated group, and a therapeutic-cotreated group, respectively. QUE exhibited a significant cardioprotective effect, particularly, when it was administered prior to and concurrently with ADR treatment (prophylaxis-cotreated group). This effect was biochemically evident by the significant decreases in the serum levels of myocardial injury biomarkers such as troponin, creatine kinase-myocardium bound, and creatine phosphokinase...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
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