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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932674/metabolic-adaptations-in-skeletal-muscle-after-84-days-bed-rest-with-and-without-concurrent-flywheel-resistance-exercise
#1
José Maria Irimia, Mario Guerrero, Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Per A Tesch, Roser Cussó, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo
As metabolic changes in human skeletal muscle after long-term (simulated) spaceflight are not well understood, this study examined the effects of long-term microgravity, with and without concurrent resistance exercise on skeletal muscle oxidative and glycolytic capacity. Twenty-one men were subjected to 84 days head-down tilt bed rest with (BRE; n=9) or without (BR; n=12) concurrent flywheel resistance exercise. Activity and gene expression of glycogen synthase, glycogen phosphorylase (GPh), hexokinase, phosphofructokinase-1 (PFK-1) and citrate synthase (CS), as well as gene expression of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEFG), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1α) and myostatin, were analysed in samples from m...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932618/the-roles-of-unfolded-protein-response-pathways-in-chlamydia-pathogenesis
#2
Zenas George, Yusuf Omosun, Anthony A Azenabor, James Partin, Kahaliah Joseph, Debra Ellerson, Qing He, Francis Eko, Claudiu Bandea, Pavel Svoboda, Jan Pohl, Carolyn M Black, Joseph U Igietseme
Chlamydia is an obligate intracellular bacterium that relies on host cell for essential nutrients and ATP for a productive infection. Although the unfolded protein response (UPR) plays a major role in certain microbial infectivity, its role in chlamydial pathogenesis is unknown. We hypothesized that Chlamydia induces UPR and exploits it to upregulate host cell uptake and metabolism of glucose, production of ATP, phospholipids and other molecules required for its replicative development and host survival. Using a combination of biochemical and pathway inhibition assays, we showed that the three UPR pathway transducers: Protein kinase RNA-activated (PKR)-like ER kinase (PERK), Inositol-requiring enzyme-1α (IRE1α), and Activating transcription factor-6α (ATF6α) were activated during Chlamydia infection...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926482/hexokinase-2-enhances-the-metastatic-potential-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-the-sod2-h2o2-pathway
#3
Wei Wang, Zhonghua Liu, Luodan Zhao, Jingjing Sun, Qianting He, Wangxiang Yan, Zhiyuan Lu, Anxun Wang
The glycolytic enzyme hexokinase (HK2), which is aberrantly expressed in various types of tumours, is associated with metastasis. However, its role in the progression and metastasis of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) remains unclear. The results of our study showed that HK2 expression is often deregulated in TSCC patients. Increased HK2 expression was associated with tumour stage, clinical stage, lymph node metastasis, but not pathological grade, and reduced overall survival. Microarray and western blotting analyses revealed increases in HK2 expression in TSCC cells with higher metastatic potential...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922662/metabolic-reprogramming-and-ampk%C3%AE-1-pathway-activation-by-caulerpin-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#4
Hua Yu, Huiqin Zhang, Mingjun Dong, Zhou Wu, Zhonglei Shen, Yangyang Xie, Zhenfang Kong, Xiaoyu Dai, Binbin Xu
Caulerpin, a secondary metabolite from the marine invasive green algae Caulerpa cylindracea is known to induce mitochondrial dysfunctions. In this study, the anticancer property of caulerpin was assessed in a panel of colorectal cancer cell lines. We demonstrated that caulerpin inhibited oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) and facilitated an early intervention of the mitochondrial function, via inhibiting mitochondrial complex I, accompanied by the dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential and a surge of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916421/protective-potential-of-averrhoa-bilimbi-fruits-in-ameliorating-the-hepatic-key-enzymes-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#5
Surya B Kurup, Mini S
BACK GROUND: Diabetes is a mutifactorial disease which leads to several complications. Currently available drug regimens for management of diabetes have certain drawbacks. Need for safer and effective medicines from natural sources having potent antidiabetic activity. Averrhoa bilimbi Linn. (Oxalidaceae) is a medicinal plant and is reported to possess hypoglycemic activity. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antidiabetic potential of Averrhoa bilimbi fruit extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
December 1, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909249/mortalin-mediated-and-erk-controlled-targeting-of-hif-1%C3%AE-to-mitochondria-confers-resistance-to-apoptosis-under-hypoxia
#6
Ilias Mylonis, Maria Kourti, Martina Samiotaki, George Panayotou, George Simos
Hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is the main transcriptional activator of the cellular response to hypoxia and an important target of anticancer therapy. Phosphorylation by ERK stimulates the transcriptional activity of HIF-1α by inhibiting its CRM1-dependent nuclear export. Here, we demonstrate that phosphorylation by ERK also regulates the association of HIF-1α with a novel interaction partner identified as mortalin (GRP75) which mediates non-genomic involvement of HIF-1α in apoptosis. Mortalin binds specifically to HIF-1α lacking modification by ERK and their complex is localized outside the nucleus...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907091/real-time-fluorescence-measurements-of-ros-and-ca2-in-ischemic-reperfused-rat-hearts-detectable-increases-occur-only-after-mitochondrial-pore-opening-and-are-attenuated-by-ischemic-preconditioning
#7
Tatyana Andrienko, Philippe Pasdois, Andreas Rossbach, Andrew P Halestrap
Mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening is critical for ischemia / reperfusion (I/R) injury and is associated with increased [Ca2+] and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here we employ surface fluorescence to establish the temporal sequence of these events in beating perfused hearts subject to global I/R. A bespoke fluorimeter was used to synchronously monitor surface fluorescence and reflectance of Langendorff-perfused rat hearts at multiple wavelengths, with simultaneous measurements of hemodynamic function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906621/isolation-of-a-novel-protein-p12-from-adult-drosophila-melanogaster-that-inhibits-deoxyribonucleoside-and-protein-kinase-activities-and-activates-3-5-exonuclease-activity
#8
Louise Slot Christiansen, Gabriella van Zanten, Dvora Berenstein, Marianne Lauridsen, Søren Kjærulff, Leif Søndergaard, Birgitte Munch-Petersen
We have previously found that Drosophila melanogaster only has one deoxyribonucleoside kinase, Dm-dNK, however, capable to phosphorylate all four natural deoxyribonucleosides. Dm-dNK was originally isolated from an embryonic cell line. We wanted to study the expression of Dm-dNK during development from embryonic cells to adult flies and found declining Dm-dNK activity during development and no activity in adult flies. Surprisingly, the extract from adult flies exhibited a strong inhibitory effect on deoxyribonucloside kinase activity...
December 2016: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906079/muscle-specific-loss-of-bmal1-leads-to-disrupted-tissue-glucose-metabolism-and-systemic-glucose-homeostasis
#9
Brianna D Harfmann, Elizabeth A Schroder, Maureen T Kachman, Brian A Hodge, Xiping Zhang, Karyn A Esser
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the USA, and disruption of circadian rhythms is gaining recognition as a contributing factor to disease prevalence. This disease is characterized by hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance and symptoms caused by failure to produce and/or respond to insulin. The skeletal muscle is a key insulin-sensitive metabolic tissue, taking up ~80 % of postprandial glucose. To address the role of the skeletal muscle molecular clock to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, we generated an inducible skeletal muscle-specific Bmal1 (-/-) mouse (iMSBmal1 (-/-))...
March 30, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896786/construction-of-efficient-streptococcus-zooepidemicus-strains-for-hyaluoronic-acid-production-based-on-identification-of-key-genes-involved-in-sucrose-metabolism
#10
Xuzhen Zhang, Man Wang, Tuanjie Li, Lixia Fu, Wei Cao, Hao Liu
Biosynthesis of polysaccharide hyaluoronic acid (HA) by Streptococcus zooepidemicus is a carbon-intensive process. The carbon flux and factor(s) restricting HA yield were not well understood. Here, we investigated the function of genes involved in sucrose metabolism and identified targets limiting HA yield, which were exploited to construct efficient S. zooepidemicus strains for HA production. The sucrose uptake was addressed by deletion of scrA and scrB, which encodes sucrose-PTS permease and sucrose-6-phosphate hydrolase, respectively...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866313/two-myb-related-transcription-factors-play-opposite-roles-in-sugar-signaling-in-arabidopsis
#11
Yi-Shih Chen, Yi-Chi Chao, Tzu-Wei Tseng, Chun-Kai Huang, Pei-Ching Lo, Chung-An Lu
Sugar regulation of gene expression has profound effects at all stages of the plant life cycle. Although regulation at the transcriptional level is one of the most prominent mechanisms by which gene expression is regulated, only a few transcription factors have been identified and demonstrated to be involved in the regulation of sugar-regulated gene expression. OsMYBS1, an R1/2-type MYB transcription factor, has been demonstrated to be involved in sugar- and hormone-regulated α-amylase gene expression in rice...
November 19, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856557/activating-transcription-factor-3-attenuates-chemokine-and-cytokine-expression-in-mouse-skeletal-muscle-after-exercise-and-facilitates-molecular-adaptation-to-endurance-training
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Rodrigo Fernández-Verdejo, Aline M Vanwynsberghe, Ahmed Essaghir, Jean-Baptiste Demoulin, Tsonwin Hai, Louise Deldicque, Marc Francaux
Activating transcription factor (ATF)3 regulates the expression of inflammation-related genes in several tissues under pathological contexts. In skeletal muscle, atf3 expression increases after exercise, but its target genes remain unknown. We aimed to identify those genes and to determine the influence of ATF3 on muscle adaptation to training. Skeletal muscles of ATF3-knockout (ATF3-KO) and control mice were analyzed at rest, after exercise, and after training. In resting muscles, there was no difference between genotypes in enzymatic activities or fiber type...
November 17, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856430/glycolysis-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-are-essential-for-purinergic-receptor-mediated-angiogenic-responses-in-vasa-vasorum-endothelial-cells
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Martin Lapel, Philip Weston, Derek Strassheim, Vijaya Karoor, Nana Burns, Taras Lyubchenko, Petr Paucek, Kurt R Stenmark, Evgenia V Gerasimovskaya
Angiogenesis is an energy demanding process, however, the role of cellular energy pathways and their regulation by extracellular stimuli, especially extracellular nucleotides, remain largely unexplored. Using metabolic inhibitors of glycolysis (2-deoxyglucose, 2-DG) and oxidative phosphorylation (oligomycin, rotenone, and FCCP) we demonstrate that glycolysis and OXPHOS are both essential for angiogenic responses of vasa vasorum endothelial cell (VVEC). Treatment with P2R agonists, ATP and MeSADP, but not P1 receptor agonist, adenosine, increased glycolytic activity in VVEC (measured by extracellular acidification rate and lactate production)...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836782/role-of-hxkc-a-mitochondrial-hexokinase-like-protein-in-fungal-programmed-cell-death
#14
Margaret E Katz, Katharyn S Braunberger, Joan M Kelly
Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death (PCD) that occurs during animal development and is also triggered by a variety of signals including nutrient or oxidative stress, hypoxia, DNA damage, viral infection and oncogenic transformation. Though apoptotic-like PCD also occurs in plants and fungi, genes encoding several of the key players in mammalian apoptosis (p53 and BH-domain proteins) have not been identified in these kingdoms. In this report we investigated whether HxkC, a mitochondrial hexokinase-like protein, and XprG, a putative p53-like transcription factor similar to Ndt80, play a role in programmed cell death in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans...
December 2016: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835826/reactive-oxygen-species-driven-hif1%C3%AE-triggers-accelerated-glycolysis-in-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-low-oxygen-tension
#15
Jin-Young Paik, Kyung-Ho Jung, Jin-Hee Lee, Jin-Won Park, Kyung-Han Lee
Endothelial cells and their metabolic state regulate glucose transport into underlying tissues. Here, we show that low oxygen tension stimulates human umbilical vein endothelial cell (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake and lactate production. This was accompanied by augmented hexokinase activity and membrane Glut-1, and increased accumulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF1α). Restoration of oxygen reversed the metabolic effect, but this was blocked by HIF1α stabilization. Hypoxia-stimulated (18)F-FDG uptake was completely abrogated by silencing of HIF1α expression or by a specific inhibitor...
October 26, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829958/antioxidant-and-renoprotective-effects-of-mushroom-extract-implication-in-prevention-of-nephrolithiasis
#16
Ariel Schulman, Matthew Chaimowitz, Muhammad Choudhury, Majid Eshghi, Sensuke Konno
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of nephrolithiasis (kidney stone) remains elusive, while several therapeutic options are available but not effective as we expected. Accumulating data yet suggest that oxidative stress (generation of oxygen free radicals) may play a primary role in its occurrence. Particularly, calcium oxalate (CaOx) is a key element in the most common form (> 75%) of kidney stones, and its crystal form known as CaOx monohydrate (COM) has been shown to exert oxidative stress, facilitating CaOx stone formation...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829129/resveratrol-inhibits-hexokinases-ii-mediated-glycolysis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-targeting-akt-signaling-pathway
#17
Wei Li, Xiaoqian Ma, Na Li, Huasheng Liu, Qiong Dong, Juan Zhang, Cejun Yang, Yin Liu, Qi Liang, Shengwang Zhang, Chang Xu, Wei Song, Shiming Tan, Pengfei Rong, Wei Wang
Deregulation of glycolysis was often observed in human cancer cells. In the present study, we reported resveratrol, a small polyphenol, which has been intensively studied in various tumor models, has a profound anti-tumor effect on human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) via regulation of glycolysis. Resveratrol impaired hexokinase II (HK2)-mediated glycolysis, and markedly inhibited anchorage-dependent and -independent growth of NSCLC cells. Exposure to resveratrol decreased EGFR and downstream kinases Akt and ERK1/2 activation...
November 6, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824926/prognostic-significance-of-the-metabolic-marker-hexokinase-2-in-various-solid-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yulin Liu, Ke Wu, Liang Shi, Fan Xiang, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Recently, numerous studies have reported that hexokinase-2 (HK2) is aberrantly expressed in cancer, indicating that HK2 plays a pivotal role in the development and progression of cancer. However, its prognostic significance in solid tumor remains unclear. Accordingly, we performed a meta-analysis to assess the prognostic value of HK2 in solid tumor. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified using PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS)/disease-free survival (DFS)/relapse-free survival (RFS) were estimated with random effects or fixed effects models, respectively...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823965/warburg-effect-hexokinase-ii-and-radioresistance-of-laryngeal-carcinoma
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Jiang-Tao Zhong, Shui-Hong Zhou
Radiotherapy is now widely used as a part of multidisciplinary treatment approaches for advanced laryngeal carcinoma and preservation of laryngeal function. However, the mechanism of the radioresistance is still unclear. Some studies have revealed that the Warburg effect promotes the radioresistance of various malignant tumors, including laryngeal carcinoma. Among the regulators involved in the Warburg effect, hexokinase-II (HK-II) is a crucial glycolytic enzyme that catalyzes the first essential step of glucose metabolism...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818240/gen-27-a-newly-synthesized-flavonoid-inhibits-glycolysis-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-via-suppression-of-hexokinase-ii-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Lei Tao, Libing Wei, Yishi Liu, Yang Ding, Xiuting Liu, Xin Zhang, Xiaoping Wang, Yuyuan Yao, Jinrong Lu, Qing Wang, Rong Hu
We have previously reported that Gen-27, a newly synthesized flavonoid, exhibit anticancer effects against human colorectal cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the anticancer effects in human breast cancer cell lines and its underlying mechanisms. We demonstrated that Gen-27 inhibited the growth and proliferation of human breast cancer cells in concentration and time-dependent manners. It was found that Gen-27 induced mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis, characterized by the dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), cytochrome c (Cyt c) release from mitochondria to cytosol, activation of caspases and induction of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)...
November 3, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
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