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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346789/mentalization-and-self-efficacy-as-mediators-between-psychological-symptom-severity-and-disabilities-in-activities-and-participation-in-psychotherapy-patients
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Thomas Probst, Maria Dehoust, Anna Levke Brütt, Holger Schulz, Christoph Pieh, Sylke Andreas
BACKGROUND: Psychotherapy patients can be more or less disabled by their psychological symptoms. The present study investigated whether mentalization and self-efficacy contribute to the association between psychological symptom severity and disabilities in activities and participation. METHODS: The data of 216 psychotherapy inpatients were examined in a cross-sectional design. Bootstrapping-enhanced mediation analyses were performed to investigate whether self-efficacy and mentalization are mediators between psychological symptom severity and disabilities in activities and participation...
January 19, 2018: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346768/activation-of-ampk-regulated-crh-neurons-in-the-pvh-is-sufficient-and-necessary-to-induce-dietary-preference-for-carbohydrate-over-fat
#2
Shiki Okamoto, Tatsuya Sato, Michihiro Tateyama, Haruaki Kageyama, Yuko Maejima, Masanori Nakata, Satoshi Hirako, Takashi Matsuo, Sanda Kyaw, Tetsuya Shiuchi, Chitoku Toda, Udval Sedbazar, Kumiko Saito, Nur Farehan Asgar, Boyang Zhang, Shigefumi Yokota, Kenta Kobayashi, Fabienne Foufelle, Pascal Ferré, Masamitsu Nakazato, Hiroaki Masuzaki, Seiji Shioda, Toshihiko Yada, Barbara B Kahn, Yasuhiko Minokoshi
Food selection is essential for metabolic homeostasis and is influenced by nutritional state, food palatability, and social factors such as stress. However, the mechanism responsible for selection between a high-carbohydrate diet (HCD) and a high-fat diet (HFD) remains unknown. Here, we show that activation of a subset of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH)-positive neurons in the rostral region of the paraventricular hypothalamus (PVH) induces selection of an HCD over an HFD in mice during refeeding after fasting, resulting in a rapid recovery from the change in ketone metabolism...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345570/the-role-of-ampk-mtor-modulators-in-therapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Dora Visnjic, Vilma Dembitz, Hrvoje Lalic
Differentiation therapy of acute promyelocytic leukemia with all-trans retinoic acid represents the most successful pharmacological therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Numerous studies demonstrate that drugs that inhibit mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and activate AMP-kinase (AMPK) have beneficial effects in promoting differentiation and blocking proliferation of AML. Most of these drugs are already in use for other purposes; rapalogs as immunosuppressants, biguanides as oral antidiabetics, and 5-amino-4-imidazolecarboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAr, acadesine) as an exercise mimetic...
January 16, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345253/3-acetyl-oleanolic-acid-ameliorates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-high-fat-diet-treated-rats-by-activating-ampk-related-pathways
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Qiong Ou-Yang, Chun-Xiao Xuan, Xue Wang, Han-Qiong Luo, Jin-E Liu, Lan-Lan Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Yu-Peng Chen, Jun Liu
3-Acetyl-oleanolic acid (3Ac-OA) is a derivative of oleanolic acid (OA), which has shown therapeutic beneficial effects on diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In this study we investigated whether 3Ac-OA exerted beneficial effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats and its potential underlying mechanisms. Treatment with 3Ac-OA (1-100 μmol/L) dose-dependently decreased the intracellular levels of total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) in FFA-treated primary rat hepatocytes and human HepG2 cell lines in vitro...
January 18, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345166/effects-of-coffee-components-on-muscle-glycogen-recovery-a-systematic-review
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Laís Monteiro Rodrigues Loureiro, Caio Eduardo Gonçalves Reis, Teresa Helena Macedo da Costa
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world and it can improve insulin sensitivity, stimulating glucose uptake in skeletal muscle when adequate carbohydrate intake is observed. The aim of this review is to analyze the effects of coffee and coffee components on muscle glycogen metabolism. A literature search was conducted according to PRISMA and seven studies were included. They explored the effects of coffee components on various substances and signaling proteins. In one of the studies with humans, caffeine was shown to increase glucose levels, Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK) phosphorylation, glycogen resynthesis rates and glycogen accumulation after exercise...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344647/autophagy-regulates-the-degeneration-of-the-auditory-cortex-through-the-ampk-mtor-ulk1-signaling-pathway
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Jie Yuan, Xueyan Zhao, Yujuan Hu, Haiying Sun, Guoqing Gong, Xiang Huang, Xubo Chen, Mingyu Xia, Chen Sun, Qilin Huang, Yu Sun, Wen Kong, Weijia Kong
Presbycusis is the most common sensory impairment associated with aging; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. Autophagy has been demonstrated to serve a key role in diverse diseases; however, no studies have examined its function in central presbycusis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the changes of autophagy in the physiological processes of the auditory cortex and its role in the degeneration of the auditory cortex, as well as the related mechanisms using naturally aging rats and a D‑galactose (D‑gal)‑induced mimetic rat model of aging...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344645/targeted-disruption-of-adenosine-kinase-in-myeloid-monocyte-cells-increases-osteoclastogenesis-and-bone-resorption-in-mice
#7
Qiuying Ye, Ge Li, Shuhua Liu, Yalun Guan, Yunfeng Li, Jinling Li, Huanhuan Jia, Xuejiao Li, Qingnan Li, Ren Huang, Hui Wang, Yu Zhang
Adenosine kinase (ADK) serves an important role in intracellular adenosine clearance via phosphorylating adenosine to AMP. The role of adenosine and its receptors in the maintenance of bone homeostasis is well studied, particularly in osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption; however, the function of ADK in bone metabolism is still unclear. In the present study, utilizing the cre/floxp recombination system, mice with conditional loss of ADK function in myeloid monocyte cells were used to assess the effect of ADK deficiency on bone metabolism...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344415/rhizoma-coptidis-and-berberine-as-a-natural-drug-to-combat-aging-and-aging-related-diseases-via-anti-oxidation-and-ampk-activation
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REVIEW
Zhifang Xu, Wei Feng, Qian Shen, Nannan Yu, Kun Yu, Shenjun Wang, Zhigang Chen, Seiji Shioda, Yi Guo
Aging is the greatest risk factor for human diseases, as it results in cellular growth arrest, impaired tissue function and metabolism, ultimately impacting life span. Two different mechanisms are thought to be primary causes of aging. One is cumulative DNA damage induced by a perpetuating cycle of oxidative stress; the other is nutrient-sensing adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and rapamycin (mTOR)/ ribosomal protein S6 (rpS6) pathways. As the main bioactive component of natural Chinese medicine rhizoma coptidis (RC), berberine has recently been reported to expand life span in Drosophila melanogaster, and attenuate premature cellular senescence...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343727/predcrp-predicting-and-analysing-the-regulatory-roles-of-crp-from-its-binding-sites-in-escherichia-coli
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Ming-Ju Tsai, Jyun-Rong Wang, Chi-Dung Yang, Kuo-Ching Kao, Wen-Lin Huang, Hsi-Yuan Huang, Ching-Ping Tseng, Hsien-Da Huang, Shinn-Ying Ho
Cyclic AMP receptor protein (CRP), a global regulator in Escherichia coli, regulates more than 180 genes via two roles: activation and repression. Few methods are available for predicting the regulatory roles from the binding sites of transcription factors. This work proposes an accurate method PredCRP to derive an optimised model (named PredCRP-model) and a set of four interpretable rules (named PredCRP-ruleset) for predicting and analysing the regulatory roles of CRP from sequences of CRP-binding sites. A dataset consisting of 169 CRP-binding sites with regulatory roles strongly supported by evidence was compiled...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343628/keeping-the-home-fires-burning-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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REVIEW
D Grahame Hardie
Living cells obtain energy either by oxidizing reduced compounds of organic or mineral origin or by absorbing light. Whichever energy source is used, some of the energy released is conserved by converting adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which are analogous to the chemicals in a rechargeable battery. The energy released by the conversion of ATP back to ADP is used to drive most energy-requiring processes, including cell growth, cell division, communication and movement. It is clearly essential to life that the production and consumption of ATP are always maintained in balance, and the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is one of the key cellular regulatory systems that ensures this...
January 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343420/ampk-re-activation-suppresses-hepatic-steatosis-but-its-downregulation-does-not-promote-fatty-liver-development
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Nadia Boudaba, Allison Marion, Camille Huet, Rémi Pierre, Benoit Viollet, Marc Foretz
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a highly prevalent component of disorders associated with disrupted energy homeostasis. Although dysregulation of the energy sensor AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is viewed as a pathogenic factor in the development of fatty liver its role has not been directly demonstrated. Unexpectedly, we show here that liver-specific AMPK KO mice display normal hepatic lipid homeostasis and are not prone to fatty liver development, indicating that the decreases in AMPK activity associated with hepatic steatosis may be a consequence, rather than a cause, of changes in hepatic metabolism...
January 9, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342830/methods-to-improve-osseointegration-of-dental-implants-in-low-quality-type-iv-bone-an-overview
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REVIEW
Hamdan S Alghamdi
Nowadays, dental implants have become more common treatment for replacing missing teeth and aim to improve chewing efficiency, physical health, and esthetics. The favorable clinical performance of dental implants has been attributed to their firm osseointegration, as introduced by Brånemark in 1965. Although the survival rate of dental implants over a 10-year observation has been reported to be higher than 90% in totally edentulous jaws, the clinical outcome of implant treatment is challenged in compromised (bone) conditions, as are frequently present in elderly people...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342134/chromosomal-instability-drives-metastasis-through-a-cytosolic-dna-response
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Samuel F Bakhoum, Bryan Ngo, Ashley M Laughney, Julie-Ann Cavallo, Charles J Murphy, Peter Ly, Pragya Shah, Roshan K Sriram, Thomas B K Watkins, Neil K Taunk, Mercedes Duran, Chantal Pauli, Christine Shaw, Kalyani Chadalavada, Vinagolu K Rajasekhar, Giulio Genovese, Subramanian Venkatesan, Nicolai J Birkbak, Nicholas McGranahan, Mark Lundquist, Quincey LaPlant, John H Healey, Olivier Elemento, Christine H Chung, Nancy Y Lee, Marcin Imielenski, Gouri Nanjangud, Dana Pe'er, Don W Cleveland, Simon N Powell, Jan Lammerding, Charles Swanton, Lewis C Cantley
Chromosomal instability is a hallmark of cancer that results from ongoing errors in chromosome segregation during mitosis. Although chromosomal instability is a major driver of tumour evolution, its role in metastasis has not been established. Here we show that chromosomal instability promotes metastasis by sustaining a tumour cell-autonomous response to cytosolic DNA. Errors in chromosome segregation create a preponderance of micronuclei whose rupture spills genomic DNA into the cytosol. This leads to the activation of the cGAS-STING (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase-stimulator of interferon genes) cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway and downstream noncanonical NF-κB signalling...
January 17, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342125/induction-of-pro-apoptotic-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-by-neo214-perillyl-alcohol-conjugated-to-rolipram
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Thomas C Chen, Nymph Chan, Shirin Labib, Jiali Yu, Hee-Yeon Cho, Florence M Hofman, Axel H Schönthal
Despite the introduction of new therapies for multiple myeloma (MM), many patients are still dying from this disease and novel treatments are urgently needed. We have designed a novel hybrid molecule, called NEO214, that was generated by covalent conjugation of the natural monoterpene perillyl alcohol (POH), an inducer of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, to rolipram (Rp), an inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4). Its potential anticancer effects were investigated in a panel of MM cell lines. We found that NEO214 effectively killed MM cells in vitro with a potency that was over an order of magnitude stronger than that of its individual components, either alone or in combination...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342124/the-root-of-atractylodes-macrocephala-koidzumi-prevents-obesity-and-glucose-intolerance-and-increases-energy-metabolism-in-mice
#15
Mi Young Song, Soo-Kyoung Lim, Jing-Hua Wang, Hojun Kim
Targeting energy expenditure offers a strategy for treating obesity more effectively and safely. In previous studies, we found that the root of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidzumi (Atractylodis Rhizoma Alba, ARA) increased energy metabolism in C2C12 cells. Here, we investigated the effects of ARA on obesity and glucose intolerance by examining energy metabolism in skeletal muscle and brown fat in high-fat diet (HFD) induced obese mice. ARA decreased body weight gain, hepatic lipid levels and serum total cholesterol levels, but did not modify food intake...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341802/portulaca-oleracea-l-extract-enhances-glucose-uptake-by-stimulating-glut4-translocation-to-the-plasma-membrane-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Jae Eun Park, Ji Soo Lee, Hyun Ah Lee, Ji Sook Han
This study investigated the effects of Portulaca oleracea L. extract on glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. P. oleracea extract (POE) markedly enhanced glucose uptake, which was caused by increased GLUT4 expression at the plasma membrane (PM) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. This increase in PM-GLUT4 expression was associated with insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) phosphorylation, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) activation, and Akt phosphorylation, and finally, enhanced intracellular glucose uptake. POE was not associated with protein kinase C (PKC)λ/ζ phosphorylation in the insulin signaling pathway, but did promote 5'-AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) phosphorylation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340060/assessment-of-antimicrobial-and-wound-healing-effects-of-brevinin-2ta-against-the-bacterium-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-dermally-wounded-rats
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Siqin Liu, Qilin Long, Yang Xu, Jun Wang, Zhongwei Xu, Lei Wang, Mei Zhou, Yuxin Wu, Tianbao Chen, Chris Shaw
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are regarded as promising alternatives for antibiotics due to their inherent capacity to prevent microbial drug resistance. Amphibians are rich source of bioactive molecules, which provide numerous AMPs with various structures as drug candidates. Here, we isolated and identified a novel AMP Brevinin-2Ta (B-2Ta) from the skin secretion of the European frog, Pelophylax kl. esculentus. In vitro studies revealed that it showed broad antimicrobial activities against S. aureus, E. coli and C...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340017/altered-gnas-imprinting-due-to-folic-acid-deficiency-contributes-to-poor-embryo-development-and-may-lead-to-neural-tube-defects
#18
Li Wang, Shaoyan Chang, Zhen Wang, Shan Wang, Junsheng Huo, Gangqiang Ding, Rui Li, Chi Liu, Shaofang Shangguan, Xiaolin Lu, Ting Zhang, Zhiyong Qiu, Jianxin Wu
Disturbed epigenetic modifications have been linked to the pathogenesis of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) in those with folate deficiency during pregnancy. However, evidence is lacking to delineate the critical region in epigenome regulated by parental folic acid and mechanisms by which folate deficiency affects normal embryogenesis. Our data from clinical samples revealed the presence of aberrant DNA methylation in GNAS imprinting cluster in NTD samples with low folate concentrations. Results from mouse models indicated that the establishment of GNAS imprinting was influenced by both maternal and paternal folate-deficient diets...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337853/specific-molecular-signatures-for-type-ii-crustins-in-penaeid-shrimp-uncovered-by-the-identification-of-crustin-like-antimicrobial-peptides-in-litopenaeus-vannamei
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Cairé Barreto, Jaqueline da Rosa Coelho, Jianbo Yuan, Jianhai Xiang, Luciane Maria Perazzolo, Rafael Diego Rosa
Crustins form a large family of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in crustaceans composed of four sub-groups (Types I-IV). Type II crustins (Type IIa or "Crustins" and Type IIb or "Crustin-like") possess a typical hydrophobic N-terminal region and are by far the most representative sub-group found in penaeid shrimp. To gain insight into the molecular diversity of Type II crustins in penaeids, we identified and characterized a Type IIb crustin in Litopenaeus vannamei (Crustin-like Lv) and compared Type II crustins at both molecular and transcriptional levels...
January 16, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337217/peptide-drug-stability-the-anti-inflammatory-drugs-pep19-2-5-and-pep19-4lf-in-cream-formulation
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Nicole Kuhlmann, Lena Heinbockel, Wilmar Correa, Thomas Gutsmann, Torsten Goldmann, Uwe Englisch, Klaus Brandenburg
In previous years, we developed anti-infective drugs based on antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which have been shown to effectively block severe infections and inflammation in vitro as well as in vivo. Besides systemic application, the occurrence of severe local infections necessitates a topical application for example in the case of severe skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). Recent investigations show that the synthetic anti-lipopolysaccharide peptide (SALP) Pep19-2.5 (Aspidasept® I) and a variant called Pep19-4LF (Aspidasept® II) are able to supress inflammation reactions also in keratinocytes, Langerhans cells, and dendritic cells from the skin...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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