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Roberta Buono, Valter D Longo
Cancer cells are characterized by dysregulation in signal transduction and metabolic pathways leading to increased glucose uptake, altered mitochondrial function, and the evasion of antigrowth signals. Fasting and fasting-mimicking diets (FMDs) provide a particularly promising intervention to promote differential effects in normal and malignant cells. These effects are caused in part by the reduction in IGF-1, insulin, and glucose and the increase in IGFBP1 and ketone bodies, which generate conditions that force cancer cells to rely more on metabolites and factors that are limited in the blood, thus resulting in cell death...
February 17, 2018: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
Jieqiong Yang, Yachao Zhang, Jing Tong, Hong Lv, Cong Zhang, Zi-Jiang Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disorder that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and affects 3-5% of all human pregnancies worldwide. However, the pathogenesis of PE still remains poorly understood. A deficiency in decidualization is considered a contributing factor to the development of PE. The DNA damage inducible transcript 4 (DDIT4) gene encodes a protein whose main function is inhibiting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) under stress, and several studies have demonstrated that its expression promotes tumor cell apoptosis...
February 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Erica B Mahany, Xingfa Han, Beatriz C Borges, Sanseray da Silveira Cruz-Machado, Susan J Allen, David Garcia-Galiano, Mark J Hoenerhoff, Nicole H Bellefontaine, Carol F Elias
Obese women are at high risk of pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, miscarriage, preterm birth, stillbirth and neonatal death. In the present study, we aimed to determine the effects of obesity on pregnancy outcome and placental gene expression in preclinical mouse models of genetic and nutritional obesity. The leptin receptor null reactivatable (LepRloxTB), the LepR deficient (Leprdb/+) and high fat diet (HFD) fed mice were assessed for fertility, pregnancy outcome, placental morphology and placental transcriptome using standard qPCR and qPCR arrays...
February 9, 2018: Endocrinology
Cuicui Liu, Yiqing Yang, Dan Wu, Wenxia Zhang, Hongtao Wang, Pei Su, Jianfeng Yao, Chen Liang, Sizhou Feng, Mingzhe Han, Fuxu Wang, Erlie Jiang, Jiaxi Zhou
Prolonged isolated thrombocytopenia (PT) is a severe complication in patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Whether the megakaryoctic potential of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in bone marrow is intact and what factors drive the pathological process of PT remain elusive. A retrospective study in patients (n=285) receiving HSC transplantation revealed that the occurrence of PT was approximately 8% and the number of platelets and megakaryocytes in PT patients is much lower compared to the control...
January 31, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Douglas A Gibson, Ioannis Simitsidellis, Olympia Kelepouri, Hilary O D Critchley, Philippa T K Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of the androgen precursor dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on the decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells isolated from women of advanced reproductive age. DESIGN: In vitro study. SETTING: University research institute. PATIENT(S): Proliferative phase primary human endometrial stromal fibroblasts (hESFs) were isolated from women of advanced reproductive age (n = 16; mean age, 44...
February 1, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
Ferdinand Roelfsema, Rebecca J Yang, Paul Y Takahashi, Dana Erickson, Cyril Y Bowers, Johannes D Veldhuis
Context: Estrogens amplify spontaneous and stimulated growth hormone (GH) secretion, whereas they diminish GH-dependent insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I in a dose-dependent manner. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), including tamoxifen and toremifene, are widely adjunctively used in breast and prostate cancer. Although some endocrine effects of tamoxifen are known, few data are available for toremifene. Objective: To explore sex-dependent effects of toremifene on spontaneous 10-hour overnight GH secretion, followed by GH-releasing hormone-ghrelin stimulation...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the Endocrine Society
Muyun Wei, Ying Gao, Bingru Lu, Yulian Jiao, Xiaowen Liu, Bin Cui, Shengnan Hu, Linying Sun, Shaowei Mao, Jing Dong, Lei Yan, Zijiang Chen, Yueran Zhao
Defective decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) has recently been highlighted as an underlying cause of implantation failure. FK-506 binding protein 51 (FKBP51) has been shown to participate in the steroid hormone response and the protein kinase B (AKT) regulation process, which both are important pathways involved in decidualization. The objective of the present study was to investigate the potential effects and mechanisms of FKBP51 in the regulation of ESC decidualization. By performing immunohistochemical staining on an endometrial tissue microarray (TMA) derived from normal females, we found that FKBP51 expression was much higher in the luteal phase than in the follicular phase in ESCs...
January 23, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Kanchan Gupta, Vijay Kumar Sirohi, Suparna Kumari, Vinay Shukla, Murli Manohar, Pooja Popli, Anila Dwivedi
Earlier studies have demonstrated the cyclic variation and also the altered expression of sorcin in endometrium during early- to mid-secretory phase transition in women with unexplained infertility. The current study was undertaken to establish the functional role of sorcin in endometrial receptivity in mice. Results indicated that sorcin was highly expressed during the window of implantation in mice and functional blockage of sorcin caused significant reduction in number of implanted blastocyst. The receptivity markers (i...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Shamima Sultana, Takeshi Kajihara, Yumi Mizuno, Tomomi Sato, Tatsuo Oguro, Machiko Kimura, Masumi Akita, Osamu Ishihara
Aim: Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glandular and stromal cells outside of the uterine cavity. A previous study reported that microRNA (miR)-542-3p plays a critical role in eutopic endometrial decidualization. This study aims to clarify the potential role of miR-542-3p and the target gene, IGFBP-1 (insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 1), in the impairment of the decidualizing capacity of human ectopic endometrial stromal cells (HEcESCs). Methods: In vitro analysis of primary undifferentiated and decidualizing human eutopic endometrial stromal cells (HEuESCs) and HEcESCs was conducted...
April 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
D Frieten, C Gerbert, C Koch, G Dusel, K Eder, A Hoeflich, B Mielenz, H M Hammon
Ad libitum milk feeding and butyrate (B) supplementation have the potential to stimulate postnatal growth and development in calves. The somatotropic axis is the main endocrine regulator of postnatal growth and may be affected by both ad libitum milk replacer (MR) feeding and B supplementation in calves. We hypothesized that ad libitum MR feeding and B supplementation stimulate systemic and hepatic insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF binding proteins (IGFBP) in preweaning calves. Sixty-four (32 male, 32 female) Holstein calves were examined from birth until wk 11 of life...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Amir Aziz, Natalie J Haywood, Paul A Cordell, Jess Smith, Nadira Y Yuldasheva, Anshuman Sengupta, Noman Ali, Ben N Mercer, Romana S Mughal, Kirsten Riches, Richard M Cubbon, Karen E Porter, Mark T Kearney, Stephen B Wheatcroft
Insulin resistance is associated with impaired endothelial regeneration in response to mechanical injury. We recently demonstrated that insulinlike growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP1) ameliorated insulin resistance and increased nitric oxide generation in the endothelium. In this study, we hypothesized that IGFBP1 would improve endothelial regeneration and restore endothelial reparative functions in the setting of insulin resistance. In male mice heterozygous for deletion of insulin receptors, endothelial regeneration after femoral artery wire injury was enhanced by transgenic expression of human IGFBP1 (hIGFBP1)...
February 1, 2018: Endocrinology
Kerri M Winters-Stone, Lisa J Wood, Sydnee Stoyles, Nathan F Dieckmann
Background: Using a secondary data analysis from randomized controlled trials comparing one year of resistance exercise ( n = 109) to a placebo control condition ( n = 106) in postmenopausal, posttreatment breast cancer survivors, we investigated the influence of resistance training and changes in body composition on markers associated with cancer progression. Methods: Measures included serum levels of insulin, IGF-1, IGFBP1-3, leptin, serum amyloid A (SAA), adiponectin, C-reactive protein (CRP), IL1β, TNFα, IL6, and IL8, and body composition (total, lean and fat mass in kg) by DXA at baseline, 6, and 12 months...
February 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Jian Li, Bing Xu, Changsun Wu, Xinfeng Yan, Lei Zhang, Xiaotian Chang
The thioredoxin domain-containing 5 (TXNDC5) gene is associated with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and exhibits increased expression in the synovial tissues. TXNDC5 is also strongly associated with diabetes, a metabolic disease characterized by interrupted insulin signaling. This study investigated whether TXNDC5 contributes to RA via the insulin signaling pathway. In the study, RA synovial fibroblast-like cells (RASFs) transfected with an anti-TXNDC5 small interfering RNA (siRNA) were analyzed with an Insulin Signaling Pathway RT(2) Profiler PCR Array and an Insulin Resistance RT(2) Profiler PCR Array...
November 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Rabeah Al-Temaimi, Jehad AbuBaker, Irina Al-Khairi, Raed Alroughani
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune neuro-inflammatory disorder characterized by persistent MS plaques in the central nervous system. Resolution of MS plaques is dependent on the remyelination competence of surviving oligodendrocytes and surrounding environment. Here, we assessed myelination modulators in a 100 MS patients against 77 healthy controls. Plasma fractions were used for the assessment of insulin growth factor binding protein1 (IGFBP1), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and lipocalin2 (LCN2) using a Luminex multiplex assay, whereas neurofilament light chain (NF-L) was assessed with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
December 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
Zhengmei Fang, Song Yang, Lijun Zhu, Ying Li, Yanchun Chen, Yuelong Jin, Xianghai Zhao, Hailong Zhao, Xiaotian Chen, Yanping Zhao, Chong Shen, Yingshui Yao
Previous studies have showed that insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis is involved in the development of hypertension. It is unclear whether genetic variants in the IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) contribute to the susceptibility to hypertension. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IGFBP1 and four SNPs in IGFBP3 were selected for genotyping in 2,012 hypertension cases and 2,210 healthy controls and 4,128 subjects were followed up for a median of 5.01 years. Multiple logistic regression and Cox regression were performed to evaluate the association of these seven SNPs with hypertension and cardio-cerebral vascular disease (CCVD)...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Qin Shi, JingWei Gao, Yao Jiang, Baolan Sun, Wei Lu, Min Su, Yunzhao Xu, Xiaoqing Yang, Yuquan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells (WJ-MSCs) are a novel and promising strategy for tissue engineering because of their ability to differentiate into many cell types. We characterized the differentiation of WJ-MSCs into endometrial epithelial cell (EEC)-like and endometrial stromal cell (ESC)-like cells and assessed the effect of 17β-estradiol and 8-Br-cAMP on the differentiation system. METHODS: WJ-MSCs were treated in two ways to differentiate into EEC-like and ESC-like cells respectively: cocultured with ESCs in control/differentiation medium (17β-estradiol, growth factors); and cultured in control/differentiation medium (8-Br-cAMP alone or 8-Br-cAMP plus 17β-estrogen and growth factors)...
November 2, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Qing Tang, Fang Zheng, JingJing Wu, Qian Xiao, Liuning Li, Swei Sunny Hann
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Solamargine, one natural photochemical component from traditional plants, has been shown to have anti-cancers properties. We previously showed that solamargine inhibited the growth of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells through suppression of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) receptor EP4 gene and regulation of downstream signaling pathways. However, the detailed mechanism underlying this, especially in combination of metformin, a known AMPK activator, still remained to be determined...
October 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yi X Chan, Helman Alfonso, Stephen Anthony Paul Chubb, Ken K Y Ho, Peter Gerard Fegan, Graeme J Hankey, Jonathan Golledge, Leon Flicker, Bu B Yeap
OBJECTIVE: Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) has anabolic and growth-promoting effects, raising concerns regarding its potential to promote tumour growth. Circulating IGF1 is bound to binding proteins, which modulate bioavailability of IGF1. This study assessed the associations of IGF1 and its binding proteins 1 (IGFBP1) and 3 (IGFBP3) with cancer risk. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study of 4042 men aged ≥70 years. METHODS: Plasma total IGF1, IGFBP1 and IGFBP3 were measured between 2001 and 2004...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
Nyssa R Adams, Yasmin M Vasquez, Qianxing Mo, William Gibbons, Ertug Kovanci, Francesco J DeMayo
The differentiation of endometrial stromal cells into decidual cells, termed decidualization, is an integral step in the establishment of pregnancy. The mitogen-activated protein kinase homolog, WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1 (WNK1), is activated downstream of epidermal growth factor receptor during decidualization. Primary human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) were subjected to small interfering RNA knockdown of WNK1 followed by in vitro decidualization. This abrogated expression of the decidual marker genes, insulin like growth factor binding protein 1 (IGFBP1) and prolactin (PRL), and prevented adoption of decidual cell morphology...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
Md Rashedul Islam, Yuko Ikeguchi, Kazuki Yamagami, Mohamed El-Sharawy, Nobuhiko Yamauchi
This study was conducted to develop an in vitro model using rat uterine explants to explore complex uterine functions. Rat uterine explants (1-2 mm) were isolated, cultured and further characterized. Steroid hormone treatment of cultured explants showed that both Muc1 and Pr were significantly up-regulated (P < 0.05) by E2. Areg was significantly up-regulated (P < 0.05) by P4 and Igfbp1 was significantly up-regulated (P < 0.05) by the combination of E2 and P4, although, in rat, Igfbp1 is E2-dependent...
December 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
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