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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904866/imm-h007-a-new-therapeutic-candidate-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-improves-hepatic-steatosis-in-hamsters-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Huijie Shi, Qingchun Wang, Liu Yang, Shouxia Xie, Haibo Zhu
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common chronic liver disease in humans, is characterized by the accumulation of triacylglycerols (TGs) in hepatocytes. We tested whether 2',3',5'-tri-acetyl-N6-(3-hydroxylaniline) adenosine (IMM-H007) can eliminate hepatic steatosis in hamsters fed a high-fat diet (HFD), as a model of NAFLD. Compared with HFD-only controls, IMM-H007 treatment significantly lowered serum levels of TG, total cholesterol, and free fatty acids (FFAs) in hamsters fed the HFD, with a prominent decrease in levels of serum transaminases and fasting insulin, without affecting fasting glucose levels...
September 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903979/calcium-dependent-o-glcnac-signaling-drives-liver-autophagy-in-adaptation-to-starvation
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Hai-Bin Ruan, Yina Ma, Sara Torres, Bichen Zhang, Colleen Feriod, Ryan M Heck, Kevin Qian, Minnie Fu, Xiuqi Li, Michael H Nathanson, Anton M Bennett, Yongzhan Nie, Barbara E Ehrlich, Xiaoyong Yang
Starvation induces liver autophagy, which is thought to provide nutrients for use by other organs and thereby maintain whole-body homeostasis. Here we demonstrate that O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT) is required for glucagon-stimulated liver autophagy and metabolic adaptation to starvation. Genetic ablation of OGT in mouse livers reduces autophagic flux and the production of glucose and ketone bodies. Upon glucagon-induced calcium signaling, calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase II (CaMKII) phosphorylates OGT, which in turn promotes O-GlcNAc modification and activation of Ulk proteins by potentiating AMPK-dependent phosphorylation...
September 13, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903070/role-of-the-ampk-pathway-in-promoting-autophagic-flux-via-modulating-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-insight-into-prion-diseases
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REVIEW
Syed Zahid Ali Shah, Deming Zhao, Tariq Hussain, Lifeng Yang
Neurons are highly energy demanding cells dependent on the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation system. Mitochondria generate energy via respiratory complexes that constitute the electron transport chain. Adenosine triphosphate depletion or glucose starvation act as a trigger for the activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). AMPK is an evolutionarily conserved protein that plays an important role in cell survival and organismal longevity through modulation of energy homeostasis and autophagy...
September 10, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898202/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-deficient-mice-are-protected-from-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-aging
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Amiya K Ghosh, Martin O'Brien, Theresa Mau, Raymond Yung
Adipose tissue (AT) inflammation is a central mechanism for metabolic dysfunction in both diet-induced obesity and age-associated obesity. Studies in diet-induced obesity have characterized the role of Fetuin A (Fet A) in Free Fatty Acids (FFA)-mediated TLR4 activation and adipose tissue inflammation. However, the role of Fet A & TLR4 in aging-related adipose tissue inflammation is unknown. In the current study, analysis of epidymymal fat pads of C57/Bl6 male mice, we found that, in contrast to data from diet-induced obesity models, adipose tissue from aged mice have normal Fet A and TLR4 expression...
September 7, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820290/local-histone-acetylation-by-acss2-promotes-gene-transcription-for-lysosomal-biogenesis-and-autophagy
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Xinjian Li, Xu Qian, Zhimin Lu
Overcoming metabolic stress is a critical step in tumorigenesis. Acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) converted from glucose or acetate is a substrate used for histone acetylation to regulate gene expression. However, how acetyl-CoA is produced under nutritional stress conditions is unclear. Herein we report that nutritional stress induces nuclear translocation of ACSS2 (acyl-CoA synthetase short-chain family member 2). This translocation is mediated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-dependent ACSS2 Ser659 phosphorylation and subsequent exposure of the nuclear localization signal of ACSS2 to KPNA1/importin α5 for binding...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813676/pharmacologic-or-genetic-targeting-of-glutamine-synthetase-skews-macrophages-toward-an-m1-like-phenotype-and-inhibits-tumor-metastasis
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Erika M Palmieri, Alessio Menga, Rosa Martín-Pérez, Annamaria Quinto, Carla Riera-Domingo, Giacoma De Tullio, Douglas C Hooper, Wouter H Lamers, Bart Ghesquière, Daniel W McVicar, Attilio Guarini, Massimiliano Mazzone, Alessandra Castegna
Glutamine-synthetase (GS), the glutamine-synthesizing enzyme from glutamate, controls important events, including the release of inflammatory mediators, mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) activation, and autophagy. However, its role in macrophages remains elusive. We report that pharmacologic inhibition of GS skews M2-polarized macrophages toward the M1-like phenotype, characterized by reduced intracellular glutamine and increased succinate with enhanced glucose flux through glycolysis, which could be partly related to HIF1α activation...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801668/exercise-leads-to-unfavourable-cardiac-remodelling-and-enhanced-metabolic-homeostasis-in-obese-mice-with-cardiac-and-skeletal-muscle-autophagy-deficiency
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Zhen Yan, Ana Kronemberger, Jay Blomme, Jarrod A Call, Hannah M Caster, Renata O Pereira, Henan Zhao, Vitor U de Melo, Rhianna C Laker, Mei Zhang, Vitor A Lira
Autophagy is stimulated by exercise in several tissues; yet the role of skeletal and cardiac muscle-specific autophagy on the benefits of exercise training remains incompletely understood. Here, we determined the metabolic impact of exercise training in obese mice with cardiac and skeletal muscle disruption of the Autophagy related 7 gene (Atg7(h&mKO)). Muscle autophagy deficiency did not affect glucose clearance and exercise capacity in lean adult mice. High-fat diet in sedentary mice led to endoplasmic reticulum stress and aberrant mitochondrial protein expression in autophagy-deficient skeletal and cardiac muscles...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771229/autophagy-couteracts-weight-gain-lipotoxicity-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-death-upon-hypercaloric-pro-diabetic-regimens
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Álvaro F Fernández, Clea Bárcena, Gemma G Martínez-García, Isaac Tamargo-Gómez, María F Suárez, Federico Pietrocola, Francesca Castoldi, Lorena Esteban, Elena Sierra-Filardi, Patricia Boya, Carlos López-Otín, Guido Kroemer, Guillermo Mariño
In the last years, autophagy has been revealed as an essential pathway for multiple biological processes and physiological functions. As a catabolic route, autophagy regulation by nutrient availability has been evolutionarily conserved from yeast to mammals. On one hand, autophagy induction by starvation is associated with a significant loss in body weight in mice. Here, we demonstrate that both genetic and pharmacological inhibition of the autophagy process compromise weight loss induced by starvation. Moreover, autophagic potential also impacts on weight gain induced by distinct hypercaloric regimens...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768569/tissue-cell-stress-response-to-obesity-and-its-interaction-with-late-gestation-diet
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Vivek Saroha, Neele S Dellschaft, Duane H Keisler, David S Gardner, Helen Budge, Sylvain P Sebert, Michael E Symonds
Intrauterine growth restriction in late pregnancy can contribute to adverse long-term metabolic health in the offspring. In the present study we used an animal (sheep) model of maternal dietary manipulation in late pregnancy, combined with exposure of the offspring to a low-activity, obesogenic environment after weaning, to characterise the effects on glucose homeostasis. Dizygotic twin-pregnant sheep were either fed to 60% of requirements (nutrient restriction (R)) or fed ad libitum (~140% of requirements (A)) from 110 days gestation until term (~147 days)...
August 3, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768529/hyperglycaemia-in-critically-ill-patients-the-immune-system-s-sweet-tooth
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Gustav van Niekerk, Tanja Davis, Anna-Mart Engelbrecht
There is an ongoing debate regarding the efficacy of glycaemic control in critically ill patients. Here we briefly highlight the key function of elevated glucose in critically ill patients, namely, to enable elevation of aerobic glycolysis in rapidly dividing cells. In particular, aerobic glycolysis provides metabolic intermediates necessary for expansion of biomass in immune cells and promotion of tissue repair. Furthermore, we emphasise that insulin may inhibit autophagy, a cell survival process used in the bulk degradation of cellular debris and damaged organelles...
August 3, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765514/the-molecular-basis-of-targeting-pfkfb3-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-against-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Luo Lu, Yaoyu Chen, Yu Zhu
6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2, 6-bisphosphatases (PFKFBs) are bifunctional enzymes which regulate the transformation between fructose-2, 6-bisphosphate (F2, 6BP) and fructose-6-phosphate (F6P) in the process of glucose metabolism. Among the four isozymes (PFKFB1-4), PFKFB3 has stronger kinase activity than phosphatase activity, resulting in the synthesis of F2, 6BP and the promotion of glycolysis. Additionally, PFKFB3 plays a key role in cell cycle regulation. It has been confirmed that PFKFB3 is upregulated in a variety of tumor cells, and inhibition of it results in suppression of the growth of tumor cells by downregulating the glycolytic flux...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757411/increased-ophthalmic-acid-production-is-supported-by-amino-acid-catabolism-under-fasting-conditions-in-mice
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Sho Kobayashi, Jaeyong Lee, Toshifumi Takao, Junichi Fujii
Glutathione (GSH) plays pivotal roles in antioxidation and detoxification. The transsulfuration pathway, in conjunction with methionine metabolism, produces equimolar amounts of cysteine (Cys) and 2-oxobutyric acid (2OB). The resulting 2OB is then converted into 2-aminobutyric acid (2AB) by a transaminase and is utilized as a substitute for Cys by the GSH-synthesizing machinery to produce ophthalmic acid (OPT). By establishing a method for simultaneously measuring Cys, GSH, and OPT by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, we found that fasting causes an elevation in OPT levels in the liver and blood plasma, even though the levels of Cys and GSH are decreased...
September 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736261/genetic-disruption-of-the-cardiomyocyte-circadian-clock-differentially-influences-insulin-mediated-processes-in-the-heart
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Graham R McGinnis, Yawen Tang, Rachel A Brewer, Manoja K Brahma, Haley L Stanley, Gobinath Shanmugam, Namakkal Soorappan Rajasekaran, Glenn C Rowe, Stuart J Frank, Adam R Wende, E Dale Abel, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, Silvio Litovsky, Victor Darley-Usmar, Jianhua Zhang, John C Chatham, Martin E Young
Cardiovascular physiology exhibits time-of-day-dependent oscillations, which are mediated by both extrinsic (e.g., environment/behavior) and intrinsic (e.g., circadian clock) factors. Disruption of circadian rhythms negatively affects multiple cardiometabolic parameters. Recent studies suggest that the cardiomyocyte circadian clock directly modulates responsiveness of the heart to metabolic stimuli (e.g., fatty acids) and stresses (e.g., ischemia/reperfusion). The aim of this study was to determine whether genetic disruption of the cardiomyocyte circadian clock impacts insulin-regulated pathways in the heart...
September 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729213/physical-exercise-increases-sestrin-2-protein-levels-and-induces-autophagy-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-old-mice
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Luciene Lenhare, Barbara M Crisol, Vagner R R Silva, Carlos K Katashima, André V Cordeiro, Karina D Pereira, Augusto D Luchessi, Adelino S R da Silva, Dennys E Cintra, Leandro P Moura, José R Pauli, Eduardo R Ropelle
Sestrins and autophagy deficiencies are associated with several aging-related organic dysfunctions and metabolic disorders. Here we evaluate the effects of acute exercise on Sestrin 2 (Sesn2) protein content and autophagy markers in the skeletal muscle of experimental models of aging. Twenty-four months-old C57BL/6J male mice were submitted to a single bout of swimming exercise and the gastrocnemius muscle was evaluated by Western blot. Transcriptomic and phenotypic analysis were also performed by using strains of genetically-diverse BXD mice...
July 17, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712893/temporary-removal-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
#15
Xinyu Miao, Zhaoyan Gu, Yu Liu, Mengmeng Jin, Yanhui Lu, Yanping Gong, Lin Li, Chunlin Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709868/protective-effect-of-p53-on-the-viability-of-intervertebral-disc-nucleus-pulposus-cells-under-low-glucose-condition
#16
Xifeng Xiong, Libing Dai, Weiguo Liang, Jinli Zhang, Shengnan Qin, Wenjuan Cao, Dongping Ye, Peihong Liang, Zhihe Liu
P53 is a famous cancer suppressor and plays key roles in metabolism. Intervertebral disc (IVD) is the largest avascular cartilaginous structure in humans and its degeneration is a common cause of spine diseases initiated from damaged nucleus pulposus (NP) cells. The potential cause of disc degeneration has been attributed to aging, genetic factors, mechanical factors and nutrition. In this study, we found that p53 decreased and leaked to the cytoplasm in NP cells as the glucose level decreases, in contrast to cancer cells in which p53 increases and concentrates to the nuclei...
September 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702322/mitochondrial-transcription-factor-b2-is-essential-for-mitochondrial-and-cellular-function-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#17
Lisa M Nicholas, Bérengère Valtat, Anya Medina, Lotta Andersson, Mia Abels, Inês G Mollet, Deepak Jain, Lena Eliasson, Nils Wierup, Malin Fex, Hindrik Mulder
OBJECTIVE: Insulin release from pancreatic β-cells is controlled by plasma glucose levels via mitochondrial fuel metabolism. Therefore, insulin secretion is critically dependent on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and the genes it encodes. Mitochondrial transcription factor B2 (TFB2M) controls transcription of mitochondrial-encoded genes. However, its precise role in mitochondrial metabolism in pancreatic β-cells and, consequently, in insulin secretion remains unknown. METHODS: To elucidate the role of TFB2M in mitochondrial function and insulin secretion in vitro and in vivo, mice with a β-cell specific homozygous or heterozygous knockout of Tfb2m and rat clonal insulin-producing cells in which the gene was silenced were examined with an array of metabolic and functional assays...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698309/differential-control-of-ageing-and-lifespan-by-isoforms-and-splice-variants-across-the-mtor-network
#18
REVIEW
Patricia Razquin Navas, Kathrin Thedieck
Ageing can be defined as the gradual deterioration of physiological functions, increasing the incidence of age-related disorders and the probability of death. Therefore, the term ageing not only reflects the lifespan of an organism but also refers to progressive functional impairment and disease. The nutrient-sensing kinase mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) is a major determinant of ageing. mTOR promotes cell growth and controls central metabolic pathways including protein biosynthesis, autophagy and glucose and lipid homoeostasis...
July 15, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676863/muscle-lipid-metabolism-role-of-lipid-droplets-and-perilipins
#19
REVIEW
Pablo Esteban Morales, Jose Luis Bucarey, Alejandra Espinosa
Skeletal muscle is one of the main regulators of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in our organism, and therefore, it is highly susceptible to changes in glucose and fatty acid (FA) availability. Skeletal muscle is an extremely complex tissue: its metabolic capacity depends on the type of fibers it is made up of and the level of stimulation it undergoes, such as acute or chronic contraction. Obesity is often associated with increased FA levels, which leads to the accumulation of toxic lipid intermediates, oxidative stress, and autophagy in skeletal fibers...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661473/autophagy-fails-to-prevent-glucose-deprivation-glucose-reintroduction-induced-neuronal-death-due-to-calpain-mediated-lysosomal-dysfunction-in-cortical-neurons
#20
Cristian Gerónimo-Olvera, Teresa Montiel, Ruth Rincon-Heredia, Susana Castro-Obregón, Lourdes Massieu
Autophagy is triggered during nutrient and energy deprivation in a variety of cells as a homeostatic response to metabolic stress. In the CNS, deficient autophagy has been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases and ischemic brain injury. However, its role in hypoglycemic damage is poorly understood and the dynamics of autophagy during the hypoglycemic and the glucose reperfusion periods, has not been fully described. In the present study, we analyzed the changes in the content of the autophagy proteins BECN1, LC3-II and p62/SQSTM1 by western blot, and autophagosome formation was followed through time-lapse experiments, during glucose deprivation (GD) and glucose reintroduction (GR) in cortical cultures...
June 29, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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