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Masako Matsugasumi, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Hiroshi Okada, Muhei Tanaka, Toshihiro Kimura, Noriyuki Kitagawa, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Yukiko Fukuda, Ryousuke Sakai, Masahiro Yamazaki, Yohei Oda, Naoto Nakamura, Michiaki Fukui
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to elucidate the association between taste acuity and serum zinc concentration in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We enrolled 29 patients who were hospitalized and asked them to attend a 2-week diabetes education program. Fasting blood samples were obtained on the morning of the first day and 2 weeks after hospitalization. The acuity of sweet, salty, sour or bitter taste was evaluated by a filter-paper disc method. Correlations among taste acuity, glycemic control and serum zinc concentration were analyzed using the Spearman rank correlation coefficient...
January 9, 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Else M Balke, Eric V Balti, Bart Van der Auwera, Ilse Weets, Olivier Costa, Simke Demeester, Pascale Abrams, Kristina Casteels, Marina Coeckelberghs, Sylvie Tenoutasse, Bart Keymeulen, Daniel G Pipeleers, Frans K Gorus
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of HLA class I risk alleles on disease progression in various phases of subclinical islet autoimmunity in first-degree relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A registry-based group of siblings/offspring (aged 0-39 years) was monitored from single- to multiple-autoantibody positivity ( n = 267) and from multiple-autoantibody positivity to clinical onset ( n = 252) according to HLA-DQ , -A*24 , -B*18 and -B*39 status...
March 15, 2018: Diabetes Care
Anna E Long, Isabel V Wilson, Dorothy J Becker, Ingrid M Libman, Vincent C Arena, F Susan Wong, Andrea K Steck, Marian J Rewers, Liping Yu, Peter Achenbach, Rosaura Casas, Johnny Ludvigsson, Alistair J K Williams, Kathleen M Gillespie
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Multiple islet autoimmunity increases risk of diabetes, but not all individuals positive for two or more islet autoantibodies progress to disease within a decade. Major islet autoantibodies recognise insulin (IAA), GAD (GADA), islet antigen-2 (IA-2A) and zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8A). Here we describe the baseline characteristics of a unique cohort of 'slow progressors' (n = 132) who were positive for multiple islet autoantibodies (IAA, GADA, IA-2A or ZnT8A) but did not progress to diabetes within 10 years...
March 12, 2018: Diabetologia
Meghan McGee, Shannon Bainbridge, Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson
The fetal origins of health and disease framework has identified extremes in fetal growth and birth weight as factors associated with the lifelong generation of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. Maternal nutrition plays a critical role in fetal and placental development, in part by providing the methyl groups required to establish the fetus's genome structure and function, notably through DNA methylation. The goal of this narrative review is to describe the role of maternal dietary methyl donor (methionine, folate, and choline) and cofactor (zinc and vitamins B2, B6, and B12) intake in one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation in the fetus and placenta, as well as their impacts on fetal growth and lifelong health outcomes, with specific examples in animals and humans...
February 26, 2018: Nutrition Reviews
Florence Gunawan, Elizabeth George, Adam Roberts
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the mainstay of treatment for advanced melanoma, and their use is being increasingly implicated in the development of autoimmune endocrinopathies. We present a case of a 52-year-old man with metastatic melanoma on combination nivolumab and ipilumimab therapy who developed concurrent hypophysitis, type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and diabetes insipidus. He presented prior to third cycle of combination treatment with a headache, myalgias and fatigue. Biochemistry and MRI pituitary confirmed anterior pituitary dysfunction with a TSH: 0...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Valentina Caracciolo, Jeanette Young, Donna Gonzales, Yinchun Ni, Stephen J Flowers, Ross Summer, Scott A Waldman, Jason K Kim, Dae Young Jung, Hye Lim Noh, Taekyoon Kim, Perry J Blackshear, Danielle O'Connell, Robert C Bauer, Caleb B Kallen
Obesity is associated with adipose tissue inflammation that contributes to insulin resistance. Zinc Finger Protein 36 (Zfp36) is an mRNA-binding protein that reduces inflammation by binding to cytokine transcripts and promoting their degradation. We hypothesized that myeloid-specific deficiency of Zfp36 would lead to increased adipose tissue inflammation and reduced insulin sensitivity in diet-induced obese mice. As expected, wild type (Control) mice became obese and diabetic on a high-fat diet and obese mice with myeloid-specific loss of Zfp36 (KO) demonstrated increased adipose tissue and liver cytokine mRNA expression compared to Control mice...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
A Lounici Boudiaf, D Bouziane, M Smara, Y Meddour, E M Haffaf, B Oudjit, S Chaib Mamouzi, S Aouichat Bouguerra
BACKGROUND: The zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) is an islet β-cell secretory granule membrane protein coded by the SLC30A8 gene, identified as a novel autoantigen in human type 1 diabetes (T1D). As no data of ZnT8ab in Algerian patients have been reported, we aim to evaluate the prevalence of ZnT8ab in young Algerians with T1D and determine whether ZnT8ab could be a better diagnostic tool to replace the other conventional autoantibodies detected in patients with type 1 diabetes. For this purpose, we evaluated the prevalence of islets cells antibodies (ICA), glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), islet antigen type 2 (IA2), insulin (IA) autoantibodies (ab) and for the first time in Algeria, the zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) in young Algerian patients with type 1 diabetes...
February 24, 2018: Current Research in Translational Medicine
Tingting Yu, Zhonghua Jiang, Li Liu, Zhining Fan
The present study assessed the effects of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) from β-cells on glucose levels and glucagon secretion, and identified channels via which glucagon secretion is initiated. An in vivo experiment was performed containing three groups: Intrapancreatic artery infusion of GABA alone, GABA plus insulin or insulin alone in rats with diabetes. Rats infused with GABA and insulin were also subdivided in groups receiving additional infusion of K+ -channel activator diazoxide (DIA), K+ -channel blocker tolbutamide (TLB) and calcium channel blocker nifedipine (NIF)...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
José C Fernández-Cao, Marisol Warthon-Medina, Victoria Hall Moran, Victoria Arija, Carlos Doepking, Nicola M Lowe
The aim of this systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression was to examine the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and concentration of zinc in whole blood, as well as dietary zinc intake. Searches were performed using Ovid MEDLINE, Embase (Ovid) and The Cochrane Library (CENTRAL). Observational studies conducted on diabetic and healthy adults, with data on dietary zinc intake and/or concentration of zinc in whole blood, were selected. The search strategy yielded 11,150 publications and the manual search 6, of which 11 were included in the meta-analyses...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Pauline Chabosseau, Jason Woodier, Rebecca Cheung, Guy A Rutter
Zinc homeostasis is essential for normal cellular function, and defects in this process are associated with a number of diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D), neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease. Thus, variants in the SLC30A8 gene, encoding the vesicular/granular zinc transporter ZnT8, are associated with altered insulin release and increased T2D risk while the zinc importer ZIP12 is implicated in pulmonary hypertension. In light of these, and findings in other diseases, recent efforts have focused on the development of refined sensors for intracellular free zinc ions that can be targeted to subcellular regions including the cytosol, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), secretory granules, Golgi apparatus, nucleus and the mitochondria...
February 12, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
Douglas S Parsons, Christer Hogstrand, Wolfgang Maret
A significant aspect of the control of cellular zinc in eukarya is its subcellular re-distribution. One of the four human vesicular zinc transporters, ZnT8, supplies the millimolar zinc concentrations of insulin granules in pancreatic β-cells, affecting insulin processing, crystallisation, and secretion. ZnT8 has a transmembrane and a C-terminal cytosolic domain; the latter has important functions and purportedly mediates protein-protein interactions, senses cytosolic zinc, and/or channels zinc to the transport site in the transmembrane domain...
February 11, 2018: FEBS Journal
Slobodan Culina, Ana Ines Lalanne, Georgia Afonso, Karen Cerosaletti, Sheena Pinto, Guido Sebastiani, Klaudia Kuranda, Laura Nigi, Anne Eugster, Thomas Østerbye, Alicia Maugein, James E McLaren, Kristin Ladell, Etienne Larger, Jean-Paul Beressi, Anna Lissina, Victor Appay, Howard W Davidson, Søren Buus, David A Price, Matthias Kuhn, Ezio Bonifacio, Manuela Battaglia, Sophie Caillat-Zucman, Francesco Dotta, Raphael Scharfmann, Bruno Kyewski, Roberto Mallone
The human leukocyte antigen-A2 (HLA-A2)-restricted zinc transporter 8186-194 (ZnT8186-194 ) and other islet epitopes elicit interferon-γ secretion by CD8+ T cells preferentially in type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients compared with controls. We show that clonal ZnT8186-194 -reactive CD8+ T cells express private T cell receptors and display equivalent functional properties in T1D and healthy individuals. Ex vivo analyses further revealed that CD8+ T cells reactive to ZnT8186-194 and other islet epitopes circulate at similar frequencies and exhibit a predominantly naïve phenotype in age-matched T1D and healthy donors...
February 2, 2018: Science Immunology
Sorayya Kheirouri, Siamak Naghizadeh, Mohammad Alizadeh
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of zinc (Zn) supplementation on serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 50 patients with DR were allocated into the Zn (n = 25) and placebo (n = 25) groups to receive 30 mg Zn gluconate or maltose dextrin per day, respectively, for three months...
February 8, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
Elena Salesov, Eric Zini, Angelina Riederer, Thomas A Lutz, Claudia E Reusch
With the aim to improve current therapeutic and monitoring options for diabetic cats, the present study compared pharmacodynamic parameters of protamine zinc insulin (PZI) and insulin degludec and validated the continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) iPro2 with Sof-sensor and Enlite-sensor focusing on the low glycemic range. Three doses (0.1, 0.2 and 0.3IU/kg) of the two insulin preparations and the CGMS iPro2 with two different sensors were tested in six healthy cats. After each insulin administration, onset of action, time to glucose nadir and duration of action were calculated by measuring glucose concentrations with a portable blood glucose meter (PBGM)...
January 26, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Mohd Aizat Abdul Rahim, Zubaidah Haji Abdul Rahim, Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, Marina Mohd Bakri, Muhammad Dzafir Ismail, Onn Haji Hashim
An early intervention using biomarkers to predict acute myocardial infarction (AMI) will effectively reduce global heart attack incidence, particularly among high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study attempted to identify potential biomarkers by detecting changes in the levels of plasma proteins in T2DM patients following onset of AMI in comparison with those without AMI. Volunteer T2DM patients without AMI (control; n=10) and T2DM patients with AMI (n=10) were recruited. Plasma samples from these patients were evaluated via two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE) to screen for proteins with level changes between the two groups...
February 8, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Yonghun Sung, Song Park, Si Jun Park, Jain Jeong, Minjee Choi, Jinhee Lee, Wookbong Kwon, Soyoung Jang, Mee-Hyun Lee, Dong Joon Kim, Kangdong Liu, Sung-Hyun Kim, Jae-Ho Lee, Yun-Sok Ha, Tae Gyun Kwon, Sanggyu Lee, Zigang Dong, Zae Young Ryoo, Myoung Ok Kim
Juxtaposed with another zinc finger protein 1 (Jazf1) is a zinc finger protein and is known to affect both prostate cancer and type 2 diabetes. Jazf1 inhibits testicular nuclear receptor 4 (TR4) activation through protein-protein interaction, which results in weight loss and alleviates diabetes. However, the role of Jazf1 in prostate cancer is still poorly understood. Hence, we investigated whether the expression of Jazf1 is associated with prostate cancer progression. We confirmed the upregulation of Jazf1 expression in human prostate tissue samples...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Ayako Fukunaka, Yoshio Fujitani
Zinc deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes. However, until recently, the underlying molecular mechanisms remained unclear. The breakthrough discovery that the common polymorphism in zinc transporter SLC30A8 /ZnT8 may increase susceptibility to type 2 diabetes provided novel insights into the role of zinc in diabetes. Our group and others showed that altered ZnT8 function may be involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes, indicating that the precise control of zinc homeostasis is crucial for maintaining health and preventing various diseases, including lifestyle-associated diseases...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Weixia Sun, Jiaxing Yang, Wanning Wang, Jie Hou, Yanli Cheng, Yaowen Fu, Zhonggao Xu, Lu Cai
Zinc is one of the essential trace elements and participates in numerous physiological processes. Abnormalities in zinc homeostasis often result in the pathogenesis of various chronic metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and its complications. Zinc has insulin-mimetic and anti-diabetic effects and deficiency has been shown to aggravate diabetes-induced oxidative stress and tissue injury in diabetic rodent models and human subjects with diabetes. Akt signaling pathway plays a central role in insulin-stimulated glucose metabolism and cell survival...
March 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Hiroko Kodama
The deficiency or excess intake of trace elements, including zinc, copper, selenium and iodine, has often been reported. Zinc deficiency is often observed in infants fed breast milk with low zinc concentration, individuals administered chelating medicines, athletes and patients with diabetes mellitus, hepatic cirrhosis or nephrosis syndrome. Menkes disease is associated with severe copper deficiency, and there is no effective treatment. Deficiencies of selenium and iodine are observed in patients who receive special formulas of milk and enteral formula with low selenium and iodine concentrations, respectively...
2018: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
Meena Shah, Chandna Vasandani, Beverley Adams-Huet, Abhimanyu Garg
AIMS: Despite having a high risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), little is known about the relationship between nutrient intakes and T2DM in South Asians (SA) in the U.S. In addition, the available data are limited to a few macronutrients and collected using subjective measures. Therefore, we compared macro- and micro-nutrient intakes of SA migrants with and without T2DM using an objective measure. METHODS: SA in the U.S. with T2DM (n=44) and controls (n=33) reported their dietary intake using image-assisted dietary assessment method...
January 27, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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