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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545248/ephedra-treated-donor-derived-gut-microbiota-transplantation-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-rats
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Jing-Hua Wang, Bong-Soo Kim, Kyungsun Han, Hojun Kim
Changes in gut microbiota (GM) are closely associated with metabolic syndrome, obesity, type 2 diabetes and so on. Several medicinal herbs, including Ephedra sinica (Es), have anti-obesity effects that ameliorate metabolic disorders. Therefore, in this study we evaluated whether Es maintains its anti-obesity effect through Es-altered gut microbiota (EsM) transplantation. GM was isolated from cecal contents of Es treated and untreated rats following repeated transplants into obese rats via oral gavage over three weeks...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545153/polyphenols-and-iugr-pregnancies-maternal-hydroxytyrosol-supplementation-improves-prenatal-and-early-postnatal-growth-and-metabolism-of-the-offspring
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Marta Vazquez-Gomez, Consolación Garcia-Contreras, Laura Torres-Rovira, José Luis Pesantez, Pedro Gonzalez-Añover, Ernesto Gomez-Fidalgo, Raúl Sanchez-Sanchez, Cristina Ovilo, Beatriz Isabel, Susana Astiz, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
Hydroxytyrosol is a polyphenol with antioxidant, metabolism-regulatory, anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory properties. The present study aimed to determine whether supplementing the maternal diet with hydroxytyrosol during pregnancy can improve pre- and early post-natal developmental patterns and metabolic traits of the offspring. Experiment was performed in Iberian sows fed a restricted diet in order to increase the risk of IUGR. Ten sows were treated daily with 1.5 mg of hydroxytyrosol per kg of feed between Day 35 of pregnancy (30% of total gestational period) until delivery whilst 10 animals were left untreated as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545089/the-dynamic-behaviour-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-an-eight-year-population-based-cohort-from-the-mediterranean
#3
Maria A Barceló, Antonio Rodríguez-Poncelas, Marc Saez, Gabriel Coll-de-Tuero
BACKGROUND: The significant rise in the prevalence of obesity coincides with the considerable increase in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) currently being observed worldwide. The components of MS are not static and their dynamics, such as the order of their occurrence, or the time of exposure to them are, as yet, unknown but could well be clinically relevant. Our objective was to study the dynamic behaviour of MS and its components in a large population-based cohort from a Mediterranean region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545086/cancer-cell-spheroids-are-a-better-screen-for-the-photodynamic-efficiency-of-glycosylated-photosensitizers
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Patrícia M R Pereira, Naxhije Berisha, N V S Dinesh K Bhupathiraju, Rosa Fernandes, João P C Tomé, Charles Michael Drain
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) relies on the use of non-toxic photosensitizers that are locally and selectively activated by light to induce cell death or apoptosis through reactive oxygen species generation. The conjugation of porphyrinoids with sugars that target cancer is increasingly viewed as an effective way to increase the selectivity of PDT. To date, in vitro PDT efficacy is mostly screened using two-dimensional monolayer cultures. Compared to monolayer cultures, three-dimensional spheroid cultures have unique spatial distributions of nutrients, metabolites, oxygen and signalling molecules; therefore better mimic in vivo conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544894/regulation-of-maize-kernel-weight-and-carbohydrate-metabolism-by-abscisic-acid-applied-at-the-early-and-middle-post-pollination-stages-in-vitro
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Li Zhang, Xu-Hui Li, Zhen Gao, Si Shen, Xiao-Gui Liang, Xue Zhao, Shan Lin, Shun-Li Zhou
Abscisic acid (ABA) accumulates in plants under drought stress, but views on the role of ABA in kernel formation and abortion are not unified. The response of the developing maize kernel to exogenous ABA was investigated by excising kernels from cob sections at four days after pollination and culturing in vitro with different concentrations of ABA (0, 5, 10, 100μM). When ABA was applied at the early post-pollination stage (EPPS), significant weight loss was observed at high ABA concentration (100μM), which could be attributed to jointly affected sink capacity and activity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544772/ganglioside-gm3-content-in-skeletal-muscles-is-increased-in-type-2-but-decreased-in-type-1-diabetes-rat-models-implications-of-glycosphingolipid-metabolism-in-pathophysiology-of-diabetes
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Josko Bozic, Anita Markotic, Vedrana Cikes-Culic, Anela Novak, Josip Andelo Borovac, Hrvoje Vucemilovic, Gorana Trgo, Tina Ticinovic Kurir
BACKGROUND: Ganglioside GM3 is an abundant constituent of the plasma membrane where its accumulation attenuates insulin receptor signaling. Considering the role of skeletal muscles for insulin-stimulated glucose uptake, the aim of this study was to determine the expression of GM3 and its precursors in skeletal muscle of diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) rat models. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (55 mg/kg for DM1 and 35 mg/kg for DM2) injection to male Sprague-Dawley rats which were fed with normal pellet diet (DM1 type) or high-fat diet (DM2 type)...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544771/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-host-epithelial-cells-infected-by-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
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Linlu Qi, Mo Hu, Jiaqi Fu, Yanhua Liu, Mei Wu, Kaiwen Yu, Xiaoyun Liu
Systems-level analyses have the capability to offer new insight into host-pathogen interactions on the molecular level. Using Salmonella infection of host epithelial cells as a model system, we previously analyzed intracellular bacterial proteome as a window into pathogens' adaptations to their host environment (Infect. Immun. 2015; J. Proteome Res. 2017). Herein we extended our efforts to quantitatively examine protein expression of host cells during infection. In total, we identified more than 5,000 proteins with 194 differentially regulated proteins upon bacterial infection...
May 25, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544654/hypogonadism-in-testicular-cancer-patients-is-associated-with-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#8
C Bogefors, S Isaksson, J Bobjer, M Kitlinski, I Leijonhufvud, K Link, A Giwercman
More than 95% of testicular cancer are cured but they are at increased long-term risk of cardiovascular disease. The risk of cardiovascular disease and treatment intensity was reported, but it is unknown whether this effect of cancer therapy is direct or indirect, mediated through androgen deficiency. Our aim was, therefore, to evaluate whether testicular cancer patients have increased the prevalence of risk factors of cardiovascular disease and if these risk factors are associated with hypogonadism and/or the cancer treatment given...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544651/genetic-determination-of-body-fat-distribution-and-the-attributive-influence-on-metabolism
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Ellen Fehlert, Róbert Wagner, Caroline Ketterer, Anja Böhm, Jürgen Machann, Louise Fritsche, Fausto Machicao, Fritz Schick, Harald Staiger, Norbert Stefan, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Andreas Fritsche, Martin Heni
OBJECTIVE: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with estimates of body fat distribution. Using predefined risk allele scores, the correlation of these scores with precisely quantified body fat distribution assessed by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques and with metabolic traits was investigated. METHODS: Data from 4,944 MR scans from 915 subjects of European ancestry were analyzed. Body fat distribution was determined by MR imaging and liver fat content by (1) H-MR spectroscopy...
May 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544644/%C3%AE-cell-function-in-postmenopausal-women-with-isolated-postchallenge-hyperglycemia
#10
Chii-Min Hwu, Yi-Chun Lin, Kuan-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Isolated postchallenge hyperglycemia (IPH) is an early stage of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with fasting glucose < 126 mg/dL and 2 h glucose ≥ 200 mg/dL. Observations of insulin secretion profile in subjects with IPH may provide insight to the pathogenesis of T2DM in older women. METHODS: We recruited 555 naturally postmenopausal women without a history of T2DM for this study. All participants received a 75 g oral glucose tolerance test to examine if they had IPH...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544457/both-the-frequency-of-hba1c-testing-and-the-frequency-of-smbg-predict-metabolic-control-a-multicenter-analysis-of-15-199-adult-type-1-diabetes-patients-from-germany-and-austria
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A Schwandt, F Best, T Biester, A Grünerbel, F Kopp, D Krakow, M Laimer, C Wagner, R W Holl
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the association between metabolic control and frequency of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements and of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), as well as the interaction of both. METHODS: Data of 15,199 adult type 1 diabetes patients registered in a standardized electronic health record (DPV) were included. To model the association between metabolic control and frequency of HbA1c testing or of SMBG, multiple hierarchic regression models with adjustment for confounders were fitted...
May 19, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544360/impairment-of-insulin-signalling-in-peripheral-tissue-fails-to-extend-murine-lifespan
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Troy L Merry, Doreen Kuhlow, Beate Laube, Doris Pöhlmann, Andreas F H Pfeiffer, C Ronald Kahn, Michael Ristow, Kim Zarse
Impaired insulin/IGF1 signalling has been shown to extend lifespan in model organisms ranging from yeast to mammals. Here we sought to determine the effect of targeted disruption of the insulin receptor (IR) in non-neuronal tissues of adult mice on the lifespan. We induced hemizygous (PerIRKO(+/-) ) or homozygous (PerIRKO(-/-) ) disruption of the IR in peripheral tissue of 15-weeks-old mice using a tamoxifen-inducible Cre transgenic mouse with only peripheral tissue expression, and subsequently monitored glucose metabolism, insulin signalling and spontaneous death rates over 4 years...
May 22, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544245/ghrelin-receptor-inverse-agonists-as-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-against-obesity-related-metabolic-disease
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Kathrin Abegg, Lara Bernasconi, Melanie Hutter, Lynda Whiting, Claudio Pietra, Claudio Giuliano, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas Riediger
AIMS: Ghrelin is implicated in the control of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. The ghrelin receptor exhibits ligand independent constitutive activity, which can be pharmacologically exploited to induce inverse ghrelin actions. Since ghrelin receptor inverse agonists (GHSR-IA) might be effective for the treatment of obesity-related metabolic disease, we tested two novel synthetic compounds GHSR-IA1 and GHSR-IA2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In functional cell assays, electrophysiogical and immunohistochemical experiments, we demonstrated inverse agonist activity for GHSR-IA1 and GHSR-IA2...
May 24, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544202/breaking-up-sedentary-time-with-seated-upper-body-activity-can-regulate-metabolic-health-in-obese-high-risk-adults-a-randomised-crossover-trial
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Matthew McCarthy, Charlotte L Edwardson, Melanie J Davies, Joseph Henson, Alex Rowlands, James King, Danielle H Bodicoat, Kamlesh Khunti, Thomas Yates
AIMS: To investigate the impact of performing short bouts of seated upper body activity on postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels during prolonged sitting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants undertook two 7 · 5 hour experimental conditions in a randomised order: 1) prolonged sitting only 2) sitting interspersed with 5 minutes of seated arm ergometry every 30 minutes. Blood samples were obtained while fasting and throughout the postprandial period following ingestion of two standardised meals...
May 23, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544147/short-term-fasting-promotes-insulin-expression-in-rat-hypothalamus
#15
Tamara B Dakic, Tanja V Jevdjovic, Mina I Peric, Ivana M Bjelobaba, Milica B Markelic, Bojana S Milutinovic, Iva V Lakic, Nebojsa I Jasnic, Jelena D Djordjevic, Predrag Z Vujovic
In the hypothalamus, insulin takes on many roles involved in energy homeostasis. Therefore the aim of this study was to examine hypothalamic insulin expression during the initial phase of the metabolic response to fasting. Hypothalamic insulin content was assessed by both radioimmunoassay and western blot. The relative expression of insulin mRNA was examined by q PCR. Immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry were used to determine the distribution of insulin immunopositivity in the hypothalamus. After six-hour fasting, both glucose and insulin levels were decreased in serum but not in the cerebrospinal fluid...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544064/obesity-is-inversely-related-to-the-risks-of-dental-caries-in-korean-adults
#16
In-Seok Song, Kyungdo Han, Jae-Jun Ryu, Jun-Beom Park
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether obesity is linked with dental caries. The present study hypothesized that obesity may influence the number or prevalence of dental caries in Korean adults. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data was derived from Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey performed at 2008-2010. Lifestyle, sociodemographic, and biochemical variables were analyzed. Indices related with obesity, sarcopenia, and metabolic syndrome were investigated...
May 20, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543963/ageing-is-associated-with-brown-adipose-tissue-remodelling-and-loss-of-white-fat-browning-in-female-c57bl-6-mice
#17
Leidyanne Ferreira Gonçalves, Thaissa Queiroz Machado, Camila Castro-Pinheiro, Nathalia Guimaraes de Souza, Karen Jesus Oliveira, Caroline Fernandes-Santos
Fat storage changes throughout life and affects body metabolism. Ageing impact on brown (BAT) and white adipose tissue (WAT) deserves attention, especially in females, because they are less prone to age-induced weight gain. While in male mice the impact of ageing on adipose tissue remodelling is well characterized, the effects in female mice remain largely unclear. Thus, we investigated BAT and WAT remodelling during ageing in female C57BL/6 mice. At 3 months, body weight was 24 ± 0.3 g (mean±SD), and it increased from 6 to 9 months of age (+20%, P < 0...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543933/repeatability-of-oral-sugar-test-results-glucagon-like-peptide-1-measurements-and-serum-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-concentrations-in-horses
#18
N Frank, D M Walsh
BACKGROUND: Repeatability of the oral sugar test (OST) has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that OST glucose, insulin, active (aGLP-1) and total (tGLP-1) glucagon-like peptide 1, and high-molecular-weight (HMW) adiponectin results would be repeatable. ANIMALS: Fifty-three horses from a Tennessee research facility (n = 23) and private practice in Missouri (n = 30), including animals with medical histories of equine metabolic syndrome...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543842/the-molluscum-pendulum-necklace-sign-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-case-series-a-pathognomonic-finding
#19
Chloé Sachs, Dan Lipsker
Molluscum pendulum (MP) are a very common finding in the general population. They can be a marker of abnormal glucose metabolism(1,2) or a classical sign of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) (3). Here we reported the occurrence of multiple MP located in the posterior neck with a peculiar arrangement in a series of patients with TSC. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 23, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543814/intra-and-interindividual-variability-of-fatty-acid-unsaturation-in-six-different-human-adipose-tissue-compartments-assessed-by-1-h-mrs-in-vivo-at-3%C3%A2-t
#20
Jürgen Machann, Norbert Stefan, Robert Wagner, Malte Bongers, Erwin Schleicher, Andreas Fritsche, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Konstantin Nikolaou, Fritz Schick
It is generally accepted that the amount and distribution of adipose tissue (AT) in the human body play an important role in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. In addition, metabolic effects of released saturated fatty acids (FAs) in blood are known to be more critical than those of unsaturated FAs. However, little is known about the variability in unsaturation of FAs in various AT compartments. The aim of this prospective study was the assessment of mono- and polyunsaturated FAs in various AT compartments by localized (1) H-MRS in order to obtain insight into the intra- and interindividual variability...
May 25, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
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