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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101851/importance-of-radioactive-labelling-to-elucidate-inositol-polyphosphate-signalling
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Miranda S C Wilson, Adolfo Saiardi
Inositol polyphosphates, in their water-soluble or lipid-bound forms, represent a large and multifaceted family of signalling molecules. Some inositol polyphosphates are well recognised as defining important signal transduction pathways, as in the case of the calcium release factor Ins(1,4,5)P3, generated by receptor activation-induced hydrolysis of the lipid PtdIns(4,5)P2 by phospholipase C. The birth of inositol polyphosphate research would not have occurred without the use of radioactive phosphate tracers that enabled the discovery of the "PI response"...
February 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098903/vitexin-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide%C3%A2-induced-islet-cell-injury-by-inhibiting-hmgb1-release
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Feifei Wang, Jiajing Yin, Yujin Ma, Hongwei Jiang, Yanbo Li
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disease, where the predominant pathogenesis is pancreatic β‑cells dysfunction or injury. It has been well established that inflammation leads to a gradual exhaustion of pancreatic β‑cell function with decreased β‑cell mass likely resulting from pancreatic β‑cells apoptosis or death. Vitexin, a major bioactive flavonoid compound in plants has numerous pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, anti‑inflammatory and antimyeloperoxidase. Whether vitexin can protect pancreatic β‑cells against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced pro‑inflammatory cytokine production and apoptosis has received little attention...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089587/development-of-111-in-labeled-exendin-9-39-derivatives-for-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-imaging-of-insulinoma
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Hiroyuki Kimura, Hirokazu Matsuda, Yu Ogawa, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kentaro Toyoda, Naotaka Fujita, Kenji Arimitsu, Keita Hamamatsu, Yusuke Yagi, Masahiro Ono, Nobuya Inagaki, Hideo Saji
Insulinoma is a tumor derived from pancreatic β-cells, and the resulting hyperinsulinemia leads to characteristic hypoglycemia. Recent studies have reported the frequent overexpression of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) in human insulinomas, suggesting that the binding of a radiolabeled compound to GLP-1R is useful for the imaging of such tumors. Exendin(9-39), a fragment peptide of exendin-3 and -4, binds GLP-1R with high affinity and acts as an antagonist. Accordingly, radiolabeled exendin(9-39) derivatives have also been investigated as insulinoma imaging probes that might be less likely to induce hypoglycemia...
January 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069865/interleukin-22-restored-mitochondrial-damage-and-impaired-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-through-down-regulation-of-uncoupling-protein-2-in-ins-1-cells
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Minling Hu, Hanxiao Lin, Li Yang, Yanzhen Cheng, Hua Zhang
Defective glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) induced by chronic exposure to fatty acids is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Interleukin-22 (IL-22) has been shown to exert beneficial effects on insulin secretion and to protect pancreatic β-cells from stress. Moreover, uncoupling protein-2 (UCP-2) plays a central role in the regulation of GSIS and β-cell dysfunction, whereas the role of UCP-2 in IL-22-enhanced glycemic control under conditions of lipotoxicity remains unclear. In this present study, we investigated the effects of IL-22 on rat insulin-secreting cells (INS-1 cells) and the mechanisms that underlie IL-22 and lipotoxicity-impaired GSIS in vitro...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027979/the-impairment-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-caused-by-prolonged-glucotoxicity-and-lipotoxicity-is-associated-with-elevated-adaptive-antioxidant-response
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Jingqi Fu, Qi Cui, Bei Yang, Yongyong Hou, Huihui Wang, Yuanyuan Xu, Difei Wang, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive disease characterized by sustained hyperglycemia and is frequently accompanied by hyperlipidemia. Deterioration of β-cell function in T2D patients may be caused, in part, by long-term exposure to high concentrations of glucose and/or lipids. We developed systems to study how chronic glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity might be linked to the impairment of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) machinery in pancreatic β-cells. INS-1 (832/13) were exposed to glucose and/or palmitate for up to 10 weeks...
December 25, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008587/neutral-ceramidase-secreted-via-exosome-protects-against-palmitate-induced-apoptosis-in-ins-1-cells
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S Tang, F Luo, Y M Feng, X Wei, H Miao, Y B Lu, Y Tang, D F Ding, J F Jin, Q Zhu
Aims: To investigate the effects of neutral ceramidase (NCDase) packaged in exosomes that are secreted from β-cells on free fatty acid (FFA)-induced β-cells apoptosis and its role in regulation of sphingolipid-mediated signaling pathway. Methods: HPLC and Western blotting were performed to determine NCDase activity and expression. Annexin V-fluorescein-isothiocyanate/propidium iodide flow cytometry was used to assess apoptosis. Electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry was used for ceramide (Cer), sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), and sphingosine (SPH) determination...
December 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000177/geniposide-accelerates-proteasome-degradation-of-txnip-to-inhibit-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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C Y Liu, Y N Hao, F Yin, Y L Zhang, J H Liu
PURPOSE: To analyze the role of geniposide in the protein degradation of Txnip and to determine the impact of Txnip on geniposide-regulated GSIS in pancreatic INS-1 cells. METHODS: The content of Txnip protein was measured by western blot; insulin content and glucose uptake were determined by ELISA; and knockdown of Txnip was the method of RNA interference. RESULTS: Glucose induces a rapid increase in Txnip protein, and geniposide accelerates the degradation of Txnip via proteasome pathway in the presence of high glucose (25 mM) in INS-1 pancreatic β-cells...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989255/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-repeated-filmed-social-contact-on-reducing-mental-illness-related-stigma-in-young-adults
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S Koike, S Yamaguchi, Y Ojio, K Ohta, T Shimada, K Watanabe, G Thornicroft, S Ando
AIMS: Public stigma alters attitudes towards people with mental illness, and is a particular concern for young people since most mental health problems occur in adolescence and young adulthood. However, little is known about the long-term effects of repeated filmed social contact (FSC) on reducing mental health-related stigma among young adults in the general population, compared with self-instructional Internet search (INS) and control interventions. METHODS: This study is a parallel-group randomised controlled trial over 12 months conducted in Tokyo, Japan...
December 19, 2016: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956176/glucagon-like-peptide-1-effects-lipotoxic-oxidative-stress-by-regulating-the-expression-of-micrornas
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Zhiying Zhang, Huifang Liu, Qiang Li
Aim to confirm whether the treatment of GLP-1 can modulated body weight, lipid metabolism, insulin content, pancreas oxidative stress, improved T-AOC, MDA levels related to FFA-Induced oxidative stress in C57BL/6 mice and INS-1 cells. In this study, GLP-1 makes the expression of AMPK, PPARα, CPT1A and SIRT1 increased, and the expression of SREBP1c, miR-33 and miR-370 decreased. Interestingly, the effects of GLP-1 were less dose dependent as GLP-1 regulated the FFA, which related to gene expression at much lower doses (3 μg/kg, 10 mM, mice and INS-1 respectively) and effects were relatively maintained at higher dose (30 μg/kg, 100 mM, mice and INS-1 respectively) as well...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939242/ex4-stabilizes-and-activates-nrf2-via-pkc%C3%AE-contributing-to-the-prevention-of-oxidative-stress-induced-pancreatic-beta-cell-damage
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Mi-Hwi Kim, Eung-Hwi Kim, Hye Seung Jung, Dongki Yang, Eun-Young Park, Hee-Sook Jun
Oxidative stress in pancreatic beta cells can inhibit insulin secretion and promote apoptotic cell death. Exendin-4 (EX4), a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, can suppress beta cell apoptosis, improve beta cell function and protect against oxidative damage. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms for antioxidative effects of EX4 in pancreatic beta cells. INS-1 cells, a rat insulinoma cell line, were pretreated with EX4 and exposed to palmitate or H2O2. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and glutathione and insulin secretion were measured...
December 7, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914526/jiawei-erzhiwan-improves-menopausal-metabolic-syndrome-by-enhancing-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Xiao-Meng Wan, Mu Zhang, Pei Zhang, Zhi-Shen Xie, Feng-Guo Xu, Ping Zhou, Shi-Ping Ma, Xiao-Jun Xu
Menopausal metabolic syndrome (MMS) is a series of syndrome caused by ovarian function decline and hormone insufficiency, and is a high risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Erzhiwan (EZW), composed of Herba Ecliptae and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi, is a traditional Chinese herbal formula that has been used to treat menopausal syndrome for many years. We added Herba Epimedii, Radix Rehmanniae, and Fructus Corni into EZW, to prepare a new formula, termed Jiawei Erzhiwan (JE)...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912197/rac1-nadph-oxidase-signaling-promotes-cd36-activation-under-glucotoxic-conditions-in-pancreatic-beta-cells
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Suma Elumalai, Udayakumar Karunakaran, In Kyu Lee, Jun Sung Moon, Kyu Chang Won
We recently reported that cluster determinant 36 (CD36), a fatty acid transporter, plays a pivotal role in glucotoxicity-induced β-cell dysfunction. However, little is known about how glucotoxicity influences CD36 expression. Emerging evidence suggests that the small GTPase Rac1 is involved in the pathogenesis of beta cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The primary objective of the current study was to determine the role of Rac1 in CD36 activation and its impact on β-cell dysfunction in diabetes mellitus...
November 23, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900263/islet-chrebp-%C3%AE-is-increased-in-diabetes-and-controls-chrebp-%C3%AE-and-glucose-induced-gene-expression-via-a-negative-feedback-loop
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Gu Jing, Junqin Chen, Guanlan Xu, Anath Shalev
OBJECTIVE: Carbohydrate-response element-binding protein (ChREBP) is the major transcription factor conferring glucose-induced gene expression in pancreatic islets, liver and adipose tissue. Recently, a novel ChREBP isoform, ChREBP-β, was identified in adipose tissue and found to be also expressed in islets and involved in glucose-induced beta cell proliferation. However, the physiological function of this less abundant β-isoform in the islet, and in diabetes, is largely unknown. The aims of the present study, therefore, were to determine how diabetes affects ChREBP-β and elucidate its physiological role in pancreatic beta cells...
December 2016: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865837/autophagy-protects-against-cholesterol-induced-apoptosis-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Jiahua Wu, Feijuan Kong, Qianqian Pan, Ying Du, Jun Ye, Fenping Zheng, Hong Li, Jiaqiang Zhou
Autophagy is believed to play an important role in maintaining homeostasis in pancreatic β-cells during insulin resistance. This study investigated the role of autophagy in β-cell damage induced by cholesterol and its possible activation mechanism. Rat and mouse pancreatic β-cell lines INS-1 and βTC-6 were incubated with cholesterol alone or in combination with autophagy inhibitors E-64d/Pepstatin A or bafilomycin A1. DAPI staining, western blotting, transmission electron microscopy and immunofluorescence were conducted to assess the effects of autophagy inhibitors on cholesterol-induced apoptosis and autophagy activity...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860445/an-in-situ-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-assay-under-perfusion-bioreactor-conditions
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Jamie Sharp, Patrick Vermette
Perfusion bioreactors, unlike traditional in vitro cell culture systems, offer stringent control of physiological parameters such as pH, flow, temperature, and dissolved oxygen concentration which have been shown to have an impact on cellular behaviour and viability. Due to the relative infancy and the growing interest in these in vitro culture systems, detection methods to monitor cell function under dynamic perfusion bioreactor conditions remains one of the main challenges. In this study, INS-1 cells, a cell line which exhibit glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, were embedded in fibrin and cultured under perfusion bioreactor conditions for 48 h and then exposed to either a high-, or low-glucose concentration for 24 h...
November 14, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833848/neutral-ceramidase-enriched-exosomes-prevent-palmitic-acid-induced-insulin-resistance-in-h4iiec3-hepatocytes
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Qun Zhu, Rongping Zhu, Junfei Jin
Oversupply of free fatty acids such as palmitic acid (PA) from the portal vein may cause liver insulin resistance. Production of reactive oxygen species plays a pivotal role in PA-induced insulin resistance in H4IIEC3 hepatocytes. Recently, we found that exosomes secreted from INS-1 cells that were transfected with neutral ceramidase (NCDase) plasmids had raised NCDase activity; these NCDase-enriched exosomes could inhibit PA-induced INS-1 cell apoptosis. Here, we showed that PA reduced insulin-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate 2 and decreased insulin-stimulated uptake of the fluorescent glucose analog 2-NBDG, confirming that insulin resistance occurred in PA-treated H4IIEC3 cells...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826714/exendin-4-promotes-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-proliferation-via-inhibiting-the-expression-of-wnt5a
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Xinger Wu, Weiwei Liang, Hongyu Guan, Juan Liu, Liehua Liu, Hai Li, Xiaoying He, Jing Zheng, Jie Chen, Xiaopei Cao, Yanbing Li
Exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, is currently regarded as an effective therapeutic strategy for type-2 diabetes. Previous studies indicated that exendin-4 promoted β cell proliferation. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Recently it was reported that exendin-4 promoted pancreatic β cell proliferation by regulating the expression level of Wnt4. The present study was designed to investigate whether other Wnt isoforms take part in accommodation of β-cell proliferation...
November 9, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804997/a-presenilin-notch1-pathway-regulated-by-mir-375-mir-30a-and-mir-34a-mediates-glucotoxicity-induced-pancreatic-beta-cell-apoptosis
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Yating Li, Tao Zhang, Yuncai Zhou, Yi Sun, Yue Cao, Xiaoai Chang, Yunxia Zhu, Xiao Han
The presenilin-mediated Notch1 cleavage pathway plays a critical role in controlling pancreatic beta cell fate and survival. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Notch1 activation in glucotoxicity-induced beta cell impairment and the contributions of miR-375, miR-30a, and miR-34a to this pathway. We found that the protein levels of presenilins (PSEN1 and PSEN2), and NOTCH1 were decreased in INS-1 cells after treatment with increased concentrations of glucose, whereas no significant alteration of mRNA level of Notch1 was observed...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802439/metabolic-stress-induces-caspase-3-mediated-degradation-and-inactivation-of-farnesyl-and-geranylgeranyl-transferase-activities-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Rajakrishnan Veluthakal, Daleep K Arora, Marc L Goalstone, Renu A Kowluru, Anjaneyulu Kowluru
BACKGROUND/AIMS: At least 300 prenylated proteins are identified in the human genome; the majority of which partake in a variety of cellular processes including growth, differentiation, cytoskeletal organization/dynamics and vesicle trafficking. Aberrant prenylation of proteins is implicated in human pathologies including cancer; neurodegenerative diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, and premature ageing syndromes. Original observations from our laboratory have demonstrated that prenylation of proteins [small G-proteins and γ-subunits of trimeric G-proteins] is requisite for physiological insulin secretion...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796421/hdac7-is-overexpressed-in-human-diabetic-islets-and-impairs-insulin-secretion-in-rat-islets-and-clonal-beta-cells
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Mahboubeh Daneshpajooh, Karl Bacos, Madhusudhan Bysani, Annika Bagge, Emilia Ottosson Laakso, Petter Vikman, Lena Eliasson, Hindrik Mulder, Charlotte Ling
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Pancreatic beta cell dysfunction is a prerequisite for the development of type 2 diabetes. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) may affect pancreatic endocrine function and glucose homeostasis through alterations in gene regulation. Our aim was to investigate the role of HDAC7 in human and rat pancreatic islets and clonal INS-1 beta cells (INS-1 832/13). METHODS: To explore the role of HDAC7 in pancreatic islets and clonal beta cells, we used RNA sequencing, mitochondrial functional analyses, microarray techniques, and HDAC inhibitors MC1568 and trichostatin A...
January 2017: Diabetologia
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