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Hypoxia weight loss

Veronica Moreno-Viedma, Matteo Tardelli, Maximilian Zeyda, Maria Sibilia, J Deborah Burks, M Thomas Stulnig
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN, Spp1) is a protein upregulated in white adipose tissue (WAT) of obese subjects. Deletion of OPN protects mice from high-fat diet-induced WAT inflammation and insulin resistance. However, the alterations mediated by loss of OPN in WAT before the obesogenic challenge have not yet been investigated. Therefore, we hypothesised that the lack of OPN might enhance the pro-adipogenic micro environment before obesity driven inflammation. METHODS: OPN deficiency was tested in visceral (V) and subcutaneous (SC) WAT from WT and Spp1-/- female mice...
March 6, 2018: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
Simona Ioja, Srikanth Singamsetty, Catherine Corey, Lanping Guo, Faraaz Shah, Michael J Jurczak, Bryan J McVerry, Sruti Shiva, Christopher P O'Donnell
Although acute exposure to hypoxia can disrupt metabolism, longer-term exposure may normalize glucose homeostasis or even improve glucose disposal in the presence of obesity. We examined the effects of two-week exposure to room air (Air), continuous 10% oxygen (C10%), and 12 hr nocturnal periods of 10% oxygen (N10%) on glucose disposal, insulin responsiveness, and mitochondrial function in lean and obese C57BL/6J mice. Both C10% and N10% improved glucose disposal relative to Air in lean and obese mice without evidence of an increase in insulin responsiveness; however, only the metabolic improvements with N10% exposure occurred in the absence of confounding effects of weight loss...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Patrícia Anacleto, Cátia Figueiredo, Miguel Baptista, Ana Luísa Maulvault, Carolina Camacho, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, Luísa M P Valente, António Marques, Rui Rosa
Climate change and chemical contamination are global environmental threats of growing concern for the scientific community and regulatory authorities. Yet, the impacts and interactions of both stressors (particularly ocean warming and emerging chemical contaminants) on physiological responses of marine organisms remain unclear and still require further understanding. Within this context, the main goal of this study was to assess, for the first time, the effects of warming (+ 5 °C) and accumulation of a polybrominated diphenyl ether congener (BDE-209, brominated flame retardant) through dietary exposure on energy budget of the juvenile white seabream (Diplodus sargus)...
February 28, 2018: Environmental Research
Qin Yang, Guoyuan Huang, Qianqian Tian, Wei Liu, Xiangdong Sun, Na Li, Shunli Sun, Tang Zhou, Nana Wu, Yuqin Wei, Peijie Chen, Ru Wang
BACKGROUND: "Living High-Training Low" (LHTL) is effective for the improvement of athletic ability; however, little is known about the effect of LHTL on obese individuals. The present study determined whether LHTL would have favorable influence on body composition, rebalance the appetite hormones, and explore the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Adolescents with obesity [body mass index (BMI) >30 kg/m] were randomly assigned to "Living Low-Training Low" (LLTL, n = 19) group that slept in a normobaric normoxia condition and the LHTL (n = 16) group slept in a normobaric hypoxia room (14...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
D-I Kim, J Liao, M P Emont, M-J Park, H Jun, S K Ramakrishnan, J D Lin, Y M Shah, M B Omary, J Wu
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Thermogenic fat is present in humans and emerging evidence indicates that increasing the content and activity of these adipocytes may lead to weight loss and improved metabolic health. Multiple reporter systems have been developed to assay thermogenic fat activity based on the transcriptional and translational activation of Ucp1, the key molecule that mediates nonshivering thermogenesis. Our study aims to develop a much-needed tool to monitor thermogenic fat activity through a mechanism independent of Ucp1 regulation, therefore effectively assaying not only canonical β-adrenergic activation but also various non-UCP1-mediated thermogenic pathways that have been increasingly appreciated...
January 23, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Elodie Gautier-Veyret, Jean-Louis Pépin, Françoise Stanke-Labesque
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial or complete upper airway obstruction, occurring during sleep, leading to chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH), which harms the cardiovascular system. OSA is associated with both functional and structural vascular alterations that contribute to an increased prevalence of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. OSA is a heterogeneous disease with respect to the severity of hypoxia, the presence of daytime symptoms, obesity, and cardiovascular comorbidities...
December 22, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Veronika Bäcker, Fung-Yi Cheung, Jens T Siveke, Joachim Fandrey, Sandra Winning
Inflammation and hypoxia are hallmarks of inflammatory bowel disease. Low oxygen levels activate hypoxia-inducible factors as central transcriptional regulators of cellular responses to hypoxia, particularly in myeloid cells where hypoxia-inducible factors control immune cell function and survival. Still, the role of myeloid hypoxia-inducible factor-1 during inflammatory bowel disease remains poorly defined. We therefore investigated the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 for myeloid cell function and immune response during colitis...
2017: PloS One
Daniel Hammersley, Aamire Shamsi, Mohammad Murtaza Zaman, Phillip Berry, Lydia Sturridge
A 63 year old female presented to hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea over a 6 month period. In the year preceding her admission, she reported an intercurrent history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss. She was found to be hypoxic, the cause for which was initially unclear. A ventilation-perfusion scan identified a right-to-left shunt. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) demonstrated a significant right-to-left intracardiac shunt through a patent foramen ovale (PFO); additionally severe tricuspid regurgitation was noted through a highly abnormal tricuspid valve...
December 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
François Billaut, Patrice Gueit, Sylvane Faure, Guillaume Costalat, Frédéric Lemaitre
Repeated apneas are associated with severe hypoxemia that may ultimately lead to loss of consciousness in some breath-hold divers. Despite increasing number of practitioners, the relationship between apnea-induced hypoxia and neurocognitive functions is still poorly understood in the sport of free diving. To shed light onto this phenomenon, we examined the impact of long-term breath-hold diving training on attentional processing, short-term memory, and long-term mnesic and executive functions. Thirty-six men matched for age, height and weight were separated into three groups [12 elite breath-hold divers (EBHD, mean static apnea best time 371 sec, 105 months mean apnea experience); 12 novice breath-hold divers (NBHD, mean best time 243 sec, 8...
October 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Angela C Garinis, Alison Kemph, Anne Marie Tharpe, Joern-Hendrik Weitkamp, Cynthia McEvoy, Peter S Steyger
OBJECTIVES: Neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at greater risk of permanent hearing loss compared to infants in well mother and baby units. Several factors have been associated with this increased prevalence of hearing loss, including congenital infections (e.g. cytomegalovirus or syphilis), ototoxic drugs (such as aminoglycoside or glycopeptide antibiotics), low birth weight, hypoxia and length of stay. The aetiology of this increased prevalence of hearing loss remains poorly understood...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
Sebastio Perrini, Angelo Cignarelli, Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta, Vito Antonio Falcone, Stella Kounaki, Stefania Porro, Alessandro Ciavarella, Romina Ficarella, Maria Barbaro, Valentina Annamaria Genchi, Pasquale Nigro, Pierluigi Carratù, Annalisa Natalicchio, Luigi Laviola, Onofrio Resta, Francesco Giorgino
BACKGROUND: In obese subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) may be linked to systemic and adipose tissue inflammation. METHODS: We obtained abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies from OSA and non-OSA obese (BMI > 35) subjects at baseline and after 24 weeks (T1) of weight-loss intervention plus continuous positive airway pressure (c-PAP) or weight-loss intervention alone, respectively. OSA subjects were grouped according to good (therapeutic) or poor (subtherapeutic) adherence to c-PAP...
September 7, 2017: JCI Insight
Hsiao-Wen Wang, Yoshio Makino, Jun Inoue, Kensaku Maejima, Sachiko Funayama-Noguchi, Takeshi Yamada, Ko Noguchi
Modified atmosphere packaging and controlled atmosphere storage (hypoxia conditions) extend shelf lives of horticultural products by depressing the O2 uptake rate. We investigated the relationship between atmospheres and alternative oxidase (AOX) to cytochrome c oxidase (COX) activities (on the basis of oxygen isotope discrimination) and the relative amounts of two respiratory enzymes, AOX and COX, during the early stage of storage. Broccoli florets, with high O2 uptake rates, were stored under hypoxia and normoxia at 25 °C...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Mohammed A El-Magd, Walied S Abdo, Mustafa El-Maddaway, Nasr M Nasr, Rasha A Gaber, Eman S El-Shetry, Ayman A Saleh, Faisal Abdulrahman Ali Alzahrani, Doaa H Abdelhady
Despite its important role as a medicinal plant, some studies reported a toxic effect for garlic (Allium sativum) when given in higher doses. Herein, we investigated the possible cardiotoxic effects of high doses of S-methylcysteine (SMC), a water soluble organosulfur compound present in garlic. Rats were orally administered SMC at a low dose (50mg), high dose (150mg) and very high dose (300mg)/kg body weight, or saline (control) for 10days. High and very high doses of SMC resulted in a significant increase in serum cardiac injury biomarkers [aspartate transaminase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase (CK) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT)], as well as oxidative stress marker nitric oxide (NO) concentration in heart and a significant decrease in cardiac superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
L Hobbins, S Hunter, N Gaoua, O Girard
Normobaric hypoxic conditioning (HC) is defined as exposure to systemic and/or local hypoxia at rest (passive) or combined with exercise training (active). HC has been previously used by healthy and athletic populations to enhance their physical capacity and improve performance in the lead up to competition. Recently, HC has also been applied acutely (single exposure) and chronically (repeated exposure over several weeks) to overweight and obese populations with the intention of managing and potentially increasing cardio-metabolic health and weight loss...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
S M Robertson, M A Friend, G S Doran, S Edwards
Perinatal mortality of lambs is on average 20% of lambs born in extensive Australian grazing systems, constituting a substantial production loss and welfare concern. Hypoxia resulting from prolonged or difficult births contributes to lower rates of lamb survival, and caffeine may reduce the effects of hypoxia. This study evaluated whether oral supplementation of grazing ewes with caffeine could improve lamb survival. Pregnant Merino ewes (n=492) which had been naturally mated to Merino rams in February/March were allocated to three replicates of control (no caffeine) or caffeine treatments...
July 5, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
Dae-Seung Kim, Sung-Hee Kim, Ji-Ye Kee, Yo-Han Han, JinBong Park, Jeong-Geon Mun, Moon-Jung Joo, Yong-Deok Jeon, Su-Jin Kim, Sang-Hyun Park, Sung-Joo Park, Jae-Young Um, Seung-Heon Hong
Eclipta prostrata (EP) and its compounds are known to have several pharmacological effects including anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, we demonstrated that EP improves the dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis symptoms such as body weight loss, colon length shortening and disease activity index. In DSS-induced colitis tissue, EP controls the protein expressions of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and hypoxia inducible factor-1[Formula: see text] (HIF-1[Formula: see text]). In addition, the release of prostaglandin E2 and vascular endothelial growth factor-A were significantly reduced by EP administration...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
C Brinkmann, W Bloch, K Brixius
Both hypoxia (decreased oxygen availability) and hyperoxia (increased oxygen availability) have been shown to alter exercise adaptations in healthy subjects. This review aims to clarify the possible benefits of exercise during short-term exposure to hypoxia or hyperoxia for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). There is evidence that exercise during short-term exposure to hypoxia can acutely increase skeletal muscle glucose uptake more than exercise in normoxia, and that post-exercise insulin sensitivity in T2DM patients is more increased when exercise is performed under hypoxic conditions...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Daniel J Oh, Ellen Dinerman, Andrew H Matthews, Abraham W Aron, Katherine M Berg
BACKGROUND: Elevated lactate levels in critically ill patients are most often thought to be indicative of relative tissue hypoxia or type A lactic acidosis. Shock, severe anemia, and thromboembolic events can all cause elevated lactate due to tissue hypoperfusion, as well as the mitochondrial dysfunction thought to occur in sepsis and other critically ill states. Malignancy can also lead to elevation in lactate, a phenomenon described as type B lactic acidosis, which is much less commonly encountered in the critically ill...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, because the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from placental insufficiency, the placentas often appear normal on histopathological examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks' gestation...
October 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tadej Debevec
Obesity is associated with numerous chronic ailments and represents one of the major health and economic issues in the modernized societies. Accordingly, there is an obvious need for novel treatment approaches. Recently, based on the reports of reduced appetite and subsequent weight loss following high-altitude sojourns, exposure to hypoxia has been proposed as a viable weight-reduction strategy. While altitude-related appetite modulation is complex and not entirely clear, hypoxia-induced alterations in hormonal appetite modulation might be among the key underlying mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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