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Tao Zheng, Xincai Hao, Qibin Wang, Li Chen, Si Jin, Fang Bian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The seed of Entada phaseoloides (L.) Merr. (Entada phaseoloides) has been long used as a folk medicine for the treatment of Diabetes mellitus by Chinese ethnic minorities. Recent reports have demonstrated that total saponins from Entada phaseoloides (TSEP) could reduce fasting blood glucose in type 2 diabetic rats. However, the mechanism has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to explore the underlying mechanisms of TSEP on type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Hui Teng, Lei Chen, Hongbo Song
Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb (AP) has already been applied in practice for the treatment of different disorders and is available to access without the provision of a medical prescription. The present study aims at investigating the effect of bioactive compounds isolated from AP on the improvement of insulin resistance, figuring out the mechanism in insulin-responsive cell lines. Five compounds were isolated from AP using column chromatography, including agrimonolide (K1), desmethylagrimonolide (K2), tormentic acid (K3), ursolic acid (K4), and quercetin (K5)...
October 12, 2016: Food & Function
Kalathookunnel Antony Antu, Mariam Philip Riya, Anupama Nair, Arvind Mishra, Arvind K Srivastava, Kozhiparambil Gopalan Raghu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This plant has been utilized in Indian system of medicine for treatment of diabetes. This is clearly evident from the composition of Ayurvedic preparation for diabetes 'Nisakathakadi Kashayam' where this is one of the main ingredients of this preparation. AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aims in elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the insulin sensitizing effects of Symplocos cochinchinensis ethanol extract (SCE) using a high fructose and saturated fat (HFS) fed insulin resistant rat model...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Febriyansyah Saputra, Ya-Li Shiu, Yo-Chia Chen, Asthervina Widyastami Puspitasari, Ridha Handriany Danata, Chun-Hung Liu, Shao-Yang Hu
Bacillus amyloliquefaciens has attracted attention as a probiotic in aquaculture due to its immunostimulatory activity against pathogenic infection. Xylanases are extensively used in animal feed to degrade plant ingredients, enhancing nutrient utilization and increasing the growth rate of various animals. In the present study, the effects of dietary supplementation with B. amyloliquefaciens and xylanase-expressing B. amyloliquefaciens R8 on the growth of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and immunity against Aeromonas hydrophila were evaluated...
September 23, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Jiao Li, Liwei Liu, Xu-Fang Liang, Xiaochen Yuan, Jie Li, Bin Li, Qingchao Wang, Jinguang Fang, Min Xue, Jia Wang
This study was undertaken to explore the systemic metabolic strategies of juvenile grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) to maintain growth when fed with different dietary protein levels. The optimal growth group and two growing discomfort groups were selected through the basic data, to explain the growth difference from appetite regulation and lipid and glucose metabolism perspective. Three experimental diets were formulated with three dietary protein levels at 200.3, 296.1 and 442.9 g kg(-1), named P1, P2 and P3, respectively...
September 14, 2016: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
Shengnan Wei, Ming Zhang, Yang Yu, Huan Xue, Xiaoxin Lan, Shuping Liu, Grant Hatch, Li Chen
Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor-4α (HNF-4α) is a key nuclear receptor protein required for liver development. miR-122 is a predominant microRNA expressed in liver and is involved in the regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. HNF-4α is know to regulate expression of miR-122 in liver. We examined how HNF-4α regulated gluconeogenesis and lipid metabolism through miR-122 in vivo and in vitro. Expression of miR-122, HNF-4α, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase), sterol response elementary binding protein-1 (SREBP-1), fatty acid synthase-1 (FAS-1), carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1 (CPT-1) and acetyl Coenzyme A carboxylase alpha (ACCα) were determined in livers of Type 2 diabetic mice and in insulin resistant palmitate-treated HepG2 cells...
August 31, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Fujie Yan, Guanhai Dai, Xiaodong Zheng
This study evaluated the capacity of mulberry anthocyanin extract (MAE) on insulin resistance amelioration in HepG2 cells induced by high glucose and palmitic acid and diabetes-related metabolic changes in type 2 diabetic mice. In vitro, MAE alleviated insulin resistance in HepG2 cells and increased glucose consumption, glucose uptake and glycogen content. Enzyme activities of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) were decreased due to PPARγ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) and forkhead box protein O1 (FOXO1) inhibition...
October 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Jia-Jia Song, Qian Wang, Min Du, Tian-Ge Li, Bin Chen, Xue-Ying Mao
SCOPE: Recently, casein glycomacropeptide (GMP)-derived peptide was found to possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. In the current study, the improvement effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of GMP-derived peptide on hepatic insulin resistance were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: The peptide IPPKKNQDKTE was identified from GMP papain hydrolysates by LC-ESI-MS/MS. Effects of IPPKKNQDKTE on glucose metabolism and expression levels of the hepatic insulin signaling proteins in high glucose-induced insulin-resistant HepG2 cells were evaluated...
August 9, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Shu Zhuo, Mengmei Yang, Yanan Zhao, Xiaofang Chen, Feifei Zhang, Na Li, Pengle Yao, Tengfei Zhu, Hong Mei, Shanshan Wang, Yu Li, Shiting Chen, Yingying Le
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of regulatory molecules implicated in type 2 diabetes which is characterized by insulin resistance and hepatic glucose overproduction. Here, we show that microRNA-451 (miR-451) is elevated in the liver tissues of dietary and genetic mouse models of diabetes. Through adenovirus mediated gain- and loss- of function study, we find that miR-451 negatively regulates hepatic gluconeogenesis and blood glucose levels in normal mice, and identify glycerol kinase (Gyk) as a direct target of miR-51...
August 5, 2016: Diabetes
Malini S Iyer, Richard N Bergman, Jeremy E Korman, Orison O Woolcott, Morvarid Kabir, Ronald G Victor, Deborah J Clegg, Cathryn Kolka
Activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) constitutes a putative mechanism of obesity-induced insulin resistance. We therefore hypothesized that inhibiting SNS by using Renal Denervation (RDN) will improve insulin sensitivity (SI) in our non-hypertensive obese canine model. SI was measured using euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp (EGC), before (w0) and after six weeks of high-fat diet (w6-HFD) and after either RDN (HFD+RDN) or sham surgery (HFD+Sham). As expected, HFD induced insulin resistance in the liver (2...
August 5, 2016: Diabetes
Lisa-Mari Mörk, Stephen C Strom, Agneta Mode, Ewa C S Ellis
BACKGROUND: Primary human hepatocytes offer the best human in vitro model for studies on human liver cell metabolism. Investigators use a variety of different media supplements and matrix biocoatings and the type of culture system used may influence the outcome. OBJECTIVES: To optimize in vitro conditions for primary human hepatocytes with regard to bile acid synthesis. METHODS: Human hepatocytes were isolated and cultured on collagen type I or EHS matrigel in cell media with or without dexamethasone...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Xiaomin Cang, Xiaohua Wang, Pingli Liu, Xue Wu, Jin Yan, Jinfeng Chen, Gang Wu, Yan Jin, Feng Xu, Jianbin Su, Chunhua Wan, Xueqin Wang
Oxidative stress is an important pathogenesis of insulin resistance (IR) and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Studies have shown that knockdown of PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) causes oxidative stress and mitophagy. In db/db mice, PINK1 protein level is down-regulated. However, little is known regarding the mechanism by which PINK1 modulates IR in response to reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced stress. In our study, PINK1 expression decreased during palmitate (PA) induced IR in HepG2 cells and the hepatic tissues of high fat diet (HFD) fed mice...
September 9, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Hagoon Jang, Gha Young Lee, Christopher P Selby, Gung Lee, Yong Geun Jeon, Jae Ho Lee, Kenneth King Yip Cheng, Paul Titchenell, Morris J Birnbaum, Aimin Xu, Aziz Sancar, Jae Bum Kim
SREBP1c is a key lipogenic transcription factor activated by insulin in the postprandial state. Although SREBP1c appears to be involved in suppression of hepatic gluconeogenesis, the molecular mechanism is not thoroughly understood. Here we show that CRY1 is activated by insulin-induced SREBP1c and decreases hepatic gluconeogenesis through FOXO1 degradation, at least, at specific circadian time points. SREBP1c(-/-) and CRY1(-/-) mice show higher blood glucose than wild-type (WT) mice in pyruvate tolerance tests, accompanied with enhanced expression of PEPCK and G6Pase genes...
2016: Nature Communications
Michaela D Wharfe, Caitlin S Wyrwoll, Brendan J Waddell, Peter J Mark
Adaptations in maternal carbohydrate metabolism are particularly important in pregnancy because glucose is the principal energy substrate used by the fetus. As metabolic homeostasis is intricately linked to the circadian system via the rhythmic expression of clock genes, it is likely that metabolic adaptations during pregnancy also involve shifts in maternal circadian function. We hypothesized that maternal adaptation in pregnancy involves changes in the hepatic expression of clock genes, which drive downstream shifts in circadian expression of glucoregulatory genes...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Baoping Jiang, Liang Le, Wei Zhai, Wenting Wan, Keping Hu, Peng Yong, Chunnian He, Lijia Xu, Peigen Xiao
BACKGROUND: Our previous study has shown that Coreopsis tinctoria increases insulin sensitivity and regulates hepatic metabolism in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced insulin resistance rats. However, it is unclear whether or not marein, a major compound of C. tinctoria, could improve insulin resistance. Here we investigate the effect and mechanism of action of marein on improving insulin resistance in HepG2 cells. METHODS: We investigated the protective effects of marein in high glucose-induced human liver carcinoma cell HepG2...
August 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
DA-Hye Lee, Jiyun Ahn, Young Jin Jang, Tae-Youl Ha, Chang Hwa Jung
Zingiber mioga is a perennial herb belonging to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) that is used medicinally to treat cough and rheumatism in China and consumed throughout Japan. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-obesity effects of Z. mioga following extraction with distilled water or 70% ethanol. In 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells, Z. mioga water extract (ZMW) markedly inhibited adipogenesis, whereas the ethanol extract had no effect. In addition, we conducted ZMW feeding experiments (0.25 or 0...
July 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Gaurav Pandey, Kripa Shankar, Ekta Makhija, Anil Gaikwad, Carolyn Ecelbarger, Anil Mandhani, Aneesh Srivastava, Swasti Tiwari
Reduced insulin receptor protein levels have been reported in the kidney cortex from diabetic humans and animals. We recently reported that, targeted deletion of insulin receptor (IR) from proximal tubules (PT) resulted in hyperglycemia in non-obese mice. To elucidate the mechanism, we examined human proximal tubule cells (hPTC) and C57BL/6 mice fed with high-fat diet (HFD, 60% fat for 20 weeks). Immunoblotting revealed a significantly lower protein level of IR in HFD compare to normal chow diet (NCD). Furthermore, a blunted rise in p-AKT(308) levels in the kidney cortex of HFD mice was observed in response to acute insulin (0...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Flavia Fernandes-Lima, Thiago Luís Ribeiro Gomes Monte, Fernanda Amorim de Morais Nascimento, Bianca Martins Gregório
High-sucrose and high-fat diets induce deregulation in the metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates. This study aimed to detect the initial consequences on lipogenesis, gluconeogenesis and insulin signaling in the livers of rodents fed high-fat and/or high-sucrose diets for a short period of time. Male mice received a standard chow (SC), high-fat (HF), high-sucrose (HSu) or high-fat, high-sucrose (HFHSu) diet for 4 weeks. At euthanasia, blood was collected and the liver was removed for histomorphometrical and molecular analysis...
June 17, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Xianan Zhang, Qiang Lv, Sheng Jia, Yanhong Chen, Chongde Sun, Xian Li, Kunsong Chen
In the present study, male diabetic KK-A(y) mice were used to investigate the antidiabetic effect of bayberry fruit extract (BFE, 200 mg kg(-1)) by gavage for 5 weeks. BFE significantly lowered fasting blood glucose, improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in KK-A(y) mice. It significantly reduced serum concentrations of glucose, lipids, inflammation, and liver function markers, including insulin, glucagon, leptin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low density lipoprotein, interleukin-1β, and alanine transferase in KK-A(y) mice...
July 13, 2016: Food & Function
Amita Jaswal, Monika Sharma, Suchita Raghuvanshi, Samta Sharma, Mohd Salim Reshi, Chhavi Uthra, Sangeeta Shukla
Antituberculosis drug (ATD)-induced hepatotoxicity is a major impediment for the effective treatment of tuberculosis (TB). All first-line anti-TB medications have adverse effects that interrupt the successful completion of TB treatment. This investigation focuses on the evaluation of the protective role of Nigella sativa (NS) against liver injury caused by ATDs. Female rats were treated with ATDs for 8 weeks (3 d/wk) followed by NS for 8 weeks (3 d/wk). The antioxidant activity of NS was estimated with a 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay and by analyzing total phenolic contents...
2016: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
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