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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902686/genomic-characterization-of-metformin-hepatic-response
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Marcelo R Luizon, Walter L Eckalbar, Yao Wang, Stacy L Jones, Robin P Smith, Megan Laurance, Lawrence Lin, Paul J Gallins, Amy S Etheridge, Fred Wright, Yihui Zhou, Cliona Molony, Federico Innocenti, Sook Wah Yee, Kathleen M Giacomini, Nadav Ahituv
Metformin is used as a first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and prescribed for numerous other diseases. However, its mechanism of action in the liver has yet to be characterized in a systematic manner. To comprehensively identify genes and regulatory elements associated with metformin treatment, we carried out RNA-seq and ChIP-seq (H3K27ac, H3K27me3) on primary human hepatocytes from the same donor treated with vehicle control, metformin or metformin and compound C, an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibitor (allowing to identify AMPK-independent pathways)...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897089/anti-aging-effect-of-metformin-on-brain-in-naturally-aged-and-accelerated-senescence-model-of-rat
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Geetika Garg, Sandeep Singh, Abhishek Kumar Singh, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Metformin, a biguanide, is a widely used anti-diabetic drug which inhibits gluconeogenesis and is used to treat hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Through activation of AMPK pathway, metformin also mimics caloric restriction health benefits. Aging causes substantial molecular to morphological changes in brain, the brain cells being more susceptible towards oxidative stress mediated damages due to the presence of high lipid content and higher oxygen consumption. Wistar rats (naturally aged and D Galactose induced rat model) were supplemented with metformin (300 mg/kg b...
November 29, 2016: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893782/beneficial-effects-of-metformin-and-or-salicylate-on-palmitate-or-tnf%C3%AE-induced-neuroinflammatory-marker-and-neuropeptide-gene-regulation-in-immortalized-npy-agrp-neurons
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Wenqing Ye, Ernesto H Ramos, Brian C Wong, Denise D Belsham
Neuropeptide Y (NPY)/Agouti-related peptide (AgRP)-expressing neurons in the hypothalamus induce feeding and decrease energy expenditure. With consumption of a diet high in fat, there is an increase in circulating saturated free fatty acids, including palmitate, leading to the development of neuroinflammation and secretion of cytokines, such as TNFα, and in turn activation of the canonical IKKβ/NFκB cascade. We describe a model of palmitate- and TNFα-induced neuroinflammation in a functionally characterized, immortalized NPY/AgRP-expressing cell model, mHypoE-46, to study whether the anti-diabetic metformin alone or in combination with the anti-inflammatory agent salicylate can ameliorate these detrimental effects...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856330/metformin-suppresses-adipogenesis-through-both-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-dependent-and-ampk-independent-mechanisms
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Suet Ching Chen, Rebecca Brooks, Jessica Houskeeper, Shaun K Bremner, Julia Dunlop, Benoit Viollet, Pamela J Logan, Ian P Salt, S Faisal Ahmed, Stephen J Yarwood
People with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have reduced bone mineral density and an increased risk of fractures due to altered mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation in the bone marrow. This leads to a shift in the balance of differentiation away from bone formation (osteogenesis) in favour of fat cell development (adipogenesis). The commonly used anti-diabetic drug, metformin, activates the osteogenic transcription factor Runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), which may suppress adipogenesis, leading to improved bone health...
November 14, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856287/the-inhibition-of-spinal-synaptic-plasticity-mediated-by-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-alleviates-the-acute-pain-induced-by-oxaliplatin
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Yun-Zhi Ling, Zhen-Yu Li, Han-Dong Ou-Yang, Chao Ma, Shao-Ling Wu, Jia-You Wei, Huan-Huan Ding, Xiao-Long Zhang, Meng Liu, Cui-Cui Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Wen-Jun Xin
Our recent findings demonstrated that oxaliplatin entering CNS may directly induce spinal central sensitization, and contribute to the rapid development of CNS-related side effects including acute pain during chemotherapy. However, the mechanism is largely unclear. In the current study, we found that the amplitude of C-fiber-evoked field potentials was significantly increased and the expression of phosphorylated mammalian AMP-activated protein kinase α (AMPKα) was markedly decreased following high frequency stimulation (HFS) or single intraperitoneal injection of oxaliplatin (4mg/kg)...
November 14, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855689/metformin-reduces-morphine-tolerance-by-inhibiting-microglial-mediated-neuroinflammation
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Yinbing Pan, Xiaodi Sun, Lai Jiang, Liang Hu, Hong Kong, Yuan Han, Cheng Qian, Chao Song, Yanning Qian, Wentao Liu
BACKGROUND: Tolerance seriously impedes the application of morphine in clinical medicine. Thus, it is necessary to investigate the exact mechanisms and efficient treatment. Microglial activation and neuroinflammation in the spinal cord are thought to play pivotal roles on the genesis and maintaining of morphine tolerance. Activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated kinase (AMPK) has been associated with the inhibition of inflammatory nociception. Metformin, a biguanide class of antidiabetic drugs and activator of AMPK, has a potential anti-inflammatory effect...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845068/combination-of-metformin-and-vsl-3-additively-suppresses-western-style-diet-induced-colon-cancer-in-mice
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Eun-Ju Chung, Eun-Ju Do, Sang-Yeob Kim, Eun A Cho, Dong-Hee Kim, Sehyung Pak, Sung Wook Hwang, Hyo Jeong Lee, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Byong Duk Ye, Dong Hoon Yang, Sang Hyoung Park, Suk-Kyun Yang, Jin-Ho Kim, Seung-Jae Myung
Western-style diet (WD) and dysbiosis are known to be associated with colonic inflammation, which contributes to carcinogenesis. Metformin (Met) exerts anti-inflammatory effects to induce AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), resulting in suppressed protein synthesis and reduced cell proliferation. Probiotic VSL#3 (V) modifies microbial composition. We investigated the chemopreventive mechanisms of Met and V in WD-induced colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis. Male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into five groups: a control diet (CD) group, WD group, WD+ Met (250mg/kg/day) group, WD+V (1...
November 12, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825799/combination-of-2-deoxy-d-glucose-and-metformin-for-synergistic-inhibition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-reactive-oxygen-species-and-p-p38-mediated-mechanism
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Xiao-Bin Hou, Ting-Hui Li, Zhi-Peng Ren, Yang Liu
Targeting metabolism of lung cancer cells is a promising methodology for the treatment of lung cancer. In this regard, 2-Deoxy d-glucose (2-dDG) has been reported to inhibit cell proliferation by intervening the glycolytic pathway. However, phase I clinical trial of 2-dDG demonstrated cardiac side effects at higher dosage. Metformin (Met), on the other hand, has been reported to improve pathological response to chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. In this study, we propose that combination therapy of 2-dDG with Met will demonstrate enhanced cytotoxicity than either compound alone...
November 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814614/metformin-suppresses-crc-growth-by-inducing-apoptosis-via-adora1
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Bin Lan, Jian Zhang, Peng Zhang, Weihong Zhang, Shugang Yang, Dong Lu, Wenqin Li, Qinbao Dai
Accumulating evidence suggests that the anti-diabetic drug, metformin, exerts anti-proliferative effects in many types of cancers. However, the function and mechanisms of metformin in human colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unknown. Here, we show that metformin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through activating AMPK-mTOR pathway in human colorectal cancer cells. Notably, metformin treatment significantly up-regulated adenosine A1 receptor (ADORA1) expression in human colorectal cancer cells, while suppression of ADORA1 activity by its specific inhibitor rescued the growth inhibition induced by metformin...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813479/amp-activated-protein-kinase-fortifies-epithelial-tight-junctions-during-energetic-stress-via-its-effector-giv-girdin
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Nicolas Aznar, Arjun Patel, Cristina C Rohena, Ying Dunkel, Linda P Joosen, Vanessa Taupin, Irina Kufareva, Marilyn G Farquhar, Pradipta Ghosh
Loss of epithelial polarity impacts organ development and function; it is also oncogenic. AMPK, a key sensor of metabolic stress stabilizes cell-cell junctions and maintains epithelial polarity; its activation by Metformin protects the epithelial barrier against stress and suppresses tumorigenesis. How AMPK protects the epithelium remains unknown. Here, we identify GIV/Girdin as a novel effector of AMPK, whose phosphorylation at a single site is both necessary and sufficient for strengthening mammalian epithelial tight junctions and preserving cell polarity and barrier function in the face of energetic stress...
November 4, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812983/ampk-as-a-pro-longevity-target
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Kristopher Burkewitz, Heather J M Weir, William B Mair
Chronic, age-associated diseases are already among the leading causes of morbidity and death in the world, a problem exacerbated by the rapidly rising proportion of elderly in the global population. This emergent epidemic represents the next great challenge for biomedical science and public health. Fortunately, decades of studies into the biology of aging have provided a head start by revealing an evolutionarily conserved network of genes that controls the rate and quality of the aging process itself and which can thereby be targeted for protection against age-onset disease...
2016: EXS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812974/structure-and-regulation-of-ampk
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Ravi G Kurumbail, Matthew F Calabrese
AMP-activated protein kinase is a family of heterotrimeric serine/threonine protein kinases that come in twelve different flavors. They serve an essential function in all eukaryotes of conserving cellular energy levels. AMPK complexes are regulated by changes in cellular AMP:ATP or ADP:ATP ratios and by a number of neutraceuticals and some of the widely-used diabetes medications such as metformin and thiazolinonediones. Moreover, biochemical activities of AMPK are tightly regulated by phosphorylation or dephosphorylation by upstream kinases and phosphatases respectively...
2016: EXS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812336/piperine-suppresses-pyroptosis-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE-release-upon-atp-triggering-and-bacterial-infection
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Yi-Dan Liang, Wen-Jing Bai, Chen-Guang Li, Li-Hui Xu, Hong-Xia Wei, Hao Pan, Xian-Hui He, Dong-Yun Ouyang
Piperine is a phytochemical present in black pepper (Piper nigrum Linn) and other related herbs, possessing a wide array of pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory effects. Previously, we demonstrated that piperine has therapeutic effects on bacterial sepsis in mice, but the underlying mechanism has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we aimed to investigate the influences of piperine on pyroptosis in murine macrophages. The results showed that piperine dose-dependently inhibited ATP-induced pyroptosis, thereby suppressing interleukin-1β (IL-1β) or high mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1) release in LPS-primed bone marrow-derived macrophages and J774A...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803295/strong-antineoplastic-effects-of-metformin-in-preclinical-models-of-liver-carcinogenesis
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François Cauchy, Mouniya Mebarki, Benjamin Leporq, Samira Laouirem, Miguel Albuquerque, Simon Lambert, Pierre Bourgoin, Olivier Soubrane, Bernard van Beers, Sandrine Faivre, Pierre Bedossa, Valerie Paradis
Studies suggest that metformin, widely used for treating type 2 diabetes, possesses innate antineoplastic properties. For metabolic syndrome patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, metformin may provide antitumoral effects  We evaluated the impact of metformin on tumor growth and visceral fat composition using relevant preclinical models of metabolic syndrome.  EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Studies were performed in three hepatoma cell lines, in HepG2 xenograft mice fed with standard chow-diet (SC), 60% high-fat diet (HFD) or 30% fructose diet (FR), and an ex vivo model of human cultured hepatocellular carcinoma slices...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802188/metformin-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-human-liver-cancer-cells-to-%C3%AE-rays-and-carbon-ion-beams
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Eun Ho Kim, Mi-Sook Kim, Yoshiya Furusawa, Akiko Uzawa, Soorim Han, Won-Gyun Jung, Sei Sai
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of metformin on the responses of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells to γ-rays (low-linear energy transfer (LET) radiation) and carbon-ion beams (high-LET radiation). HCC cells were pretreated with metformin and exposed to a single dose of γ-rays or carbon ion beams. Metformin treatment increased radiation-induced clonogenic cell death, DNA damage, and apoptosis. Carbon ion beams combined with metformin were more effective than carbon ion beams or γ-rays alone at inducing subG1 and decreasing G2/M arrest, reducing the expression of vimentin, enhancing phospho-AMPK expression, and suppressing phospho-mTOR and phospho-Akt...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799356/simvastatin-induced-apoptosis-in-osteosarcoma-cells-a-key-role-of-rhoa-ampk-p38-mapk-signaling-in-antitumor-activity
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Walied Kamel, Eiji Sugihara, Hiroyuki Nobusue, Sayaka Yamaguchi-Iwai, Nobuyuki Onishi, Kenta Maki, Yumi Fukuchi, Koichi Matsuo, Akihiro Muto, Hideyuki Saya, Takatsune Shimizu
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone tumor, novel therapeutic agents for which are urgently needed. To identify such agents, we screened a panel of approved drugs with a mouse model of osteosarcoma. The screen identified simvastatin, which inhibited the proliferation and migration of osteosarcoma cells in vitro. Simvastatin also induced apoptosis in osteosarcoma cells in a manner dependent on inhibition of the mevalonate biosynthetic pathway. It also disrupted the function of the small GTPase RhoA and induced activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), with AMPK functioning upstream of p38 MAPK...
October 31, 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792451/lncrna-nbr2-modulates-cancer-cell-sensitivity-to-phenformin-through-glut1
#17
Xiaowen Liu, Boyi Gan
Biguanides, including metformin (widely used in diabetes treatment) and phenformin, are AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activators and potential drugs for cancer treatment. A more in-depth understanding of how cancer cells adapt to biguanide treatment may provide important therapeutic implications to achieve more effective and rational cancer therapies. NBR2 is a glucose starvation-induced long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that interacts with AMPK and regulates AMPK activity upon glucose starvation. Here we show that phenformin treatment induces NBR2 expression, and NBR2 deficiency sensitizes cancer cells to phenformin-induced cell death...
October 28, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788262/resveratrol-reverses-functional-chagas-heart-disease-in-mice
#18
Glaucia Vilar-Pereira, Vitor C Carneiro, Hilton Mata-Santos, Amanda R R Vicentino, Isalira P Ramos, Naira L L Giarola, Daniel F Feijó, José R Meyer-Fernandes, Heitor A Paula-Neto, Emiliano Medei, Marcelo T Bozza, Joseli Lannes-Vieira, Claudia N Paiva
Chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC) develops years after acute infection by Trypanosoma cruzi and does not improve after trypanocidal therapy, despite reduction of parasite burden. During disease, the heart undergoes oxidative stress, a potential causative factor for arrhythmias and contractile dysfunction. Here we tested whether antioxidants/ cardioprotective drugs could improve cardiac function in established Chagas heart disease. We chose a model that resembles B1-B2 stage of human CCC, treated mice with resveratrol and performed electrocardiography and echocardiography studies...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787519/metformin-protects-against-apoptosis-and-senescence-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells-and-ameliorates-disc-degeneration-in-vivo
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Deheng Chen, Dongdong Xia, Zongyou Pan, Daoliang Xu, Yifei Zhou, Yaosen Wu, Ningyu Cai, Qian Tang, Chenggui Wang, Meijun Yan, Jing Jie Zhang, Kailiang Zhou, Quan Wang, Yongzeng Feng, Xiangyang Wang, Huazi Xu, Xiaolei Zhang, Naifeng Tian
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is a complicated process that involves both cellular apoptosis and senescence. Metformin has been reported to stimulate autophagy, whereas autophagy is shown to protect against apoptosis and senescence. Therefore, we hypothesize that metformin may have therapeutic effect on IDD through autophagy stimulation. The effect of metformin on IDD was investigated both in vitro and in vivo. Our study showed that metformin attenuated cellular apoptosis and senescence induced by tert-butyl hydroperoxide in nucleus pulposus cells...
October 27, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782167/renoprotective-effects-of-metformin-are-independent-of-organic-cation-transporters-1-2-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-the-kidney
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Michael Christensen, Jonas B Jensen, Steen Jakobsen, Niels Jessen, Jørgen Frøkiær, Bruce E Kemp, Allison L Marciszyn, Hui Li, Núria M Pastor-Soler, Kenneth R Hallows, Rikke Nørregaard
The type-2 diabetes drug metformin has proven to have protective effects in several renal disease models. Here, we investigated the protective effects in a 3-day unilateral ureteral obstruction (3dUUO) mouse model. Compared with controls, ureteral obstructed animals displayed increased tubular damage and inflammation. Metformin treatment attenuated inflammation, increased the anti-oxidative response and decreased tubular damage. Hepatic metformin uptake depends on the expression of organic cation transporters (OCTs)...
October 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
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