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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916403/a-case-of-severe-acquired-hypertriglyceridemia-in-a-7-year-old-girl
#1
Jessica S Lilley, MacRae F Linton, Jennifer C Kelley, T Brent Graham, Sergio Fazio, Hagai Tavori
We report a case of severe type I hyperlipoproteinemia caused by autoimmunity against lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in the context of presymptomatic Sjögren's syndrome. A 7-year-old mixed race (Caucasian/African American) girl was admitted to the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital with acute pancreatitis and shock. She was previously healthy aside from asthma and history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Admission triglycerides (TGs) were 2191 mg/dL but returned to normal during the hospital stay and in the absence of food intake...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915960/pleiotropic-effects-of-metformin-to-rescue-statin-induced-muscle-injury-and-insulin-resistance-a-proposed-mechanism-and-potential-clinical-implications
#2
Nicholas W Carris, Srinivas M Tipparaju, David J Magness, Kalyan C Chapalamadugu, Ronald R Magness
The 2013 American Heart Association Blood Cholesterol Guidelines increased the number of patients recommended for statin therapy in the United States to 56million. Two common statin side effects are muscle pain, referred to as "statin-associated muscle symptoms", and increased risk for new onset type-2-diabetes mellitus. Up to 25% of statin users report muscle symptoms resulting in many patients being switched to lower dose or lower potency statins, or refusing statins altogether. The most likely signaling mechanisms for statin-associated muscle symptoms overlaps with the proposed mechanism of statin-induced insulin resistance...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915843/protective-effects-of-gaba-against-metabolic-and-reproductive-disturbances-in-letrozole-induced-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-rats
#3
Asad Ullah, Sarwat Jahan, Suhail Razak, Madeeha Pirzada, Hizb Ullah, Ali Almajwal, Naveed Rauf, Tayyaba Afsar
BACKGROUND: PCOs is a heterogeneous disorder with anovulation/oligo ovulation usually taken as oligo menorrhoea or amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenemia, hirsutism, acne, androgen alopecia and polycystic ovaries as the key diagnostic feathers. The study was undertaken to investigate the possible protective and ameliorating effects of GABA in Letrozole induced PCOS model in rats by targeting insulin resistance. METHODS: PCOs in Adult female rat was induced by the daily gastric administration of letrozole (1 mg/kg/day) in CMC (0...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915611/metformin-increases-chemo-sensitivity-via-gene-downregulation-encoding-dna-replication-proteins-in-5-fu-resistant-colorectal-cancer-cells
#4
Sung-Hee Kim, Soon-Chan Kim, Ja-Lok Ku
Metformin is most widely prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Recently, evidences have shown that metformin has anticancer effects on pancreatic-, colorectal-, ovarian-, and other cancers. Because metformin has less adverse effects and is inexpensive, it could be a useful chemo-therapeutic agent with anticancer effects. In this study, we demonstrated metformin inhibited by cell proliferation, cell migration ability, clonogenic ability, and cancer stem cell population. Metformin also induced cell cycle arrest in parental-(SNU-C5), and 5-Fu resistant-colorectal cancer cell line (SNU-C5_5FuR)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905939/curcumin-administration-suppresses-collagen-synthesis-in-the-hearts-of-rats-with-experimental-diabetes
#5
Shuang Guo, Xiang-Wen Meng, Xiao-Song Yang, Xiu-Fen Liu, Chang-Han Ou-Yang, Chao Liu
Cardiac fibrosis is considered the initial change of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We have shown that curcumin alleviates collagen deposition in DCM, but the mechanism remains unknown. In this study we sought to investigate the effects of curcumin on cardiac fibrosis in vivo and in vitro and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Experimental diabetes was induced in rats by injection of low-dose streptozotocin (STZ) combined with high energy diet. The rats were orally treated with curcumin (300 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1)) for 16 weeks...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904497/the-effect-of-metformin-treatment-on-the-serum-levels-of-homocysteine-folic-acid-and-vitamin-b12-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#6
Sedigheh Esmaeilzadeh, Maryam Gholinezhad-Chari, Reza Ghadimi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hyperhomocysteinemia is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although metformin therapy can increase homocysteine (Hcy) levels, it frequently is used as an oral medicine in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), who might be at risk of catching diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of metformin on the levels of serum Hcy, vitamin B12 (vit B12), and folic acid in patients with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An interventional study was designed with 18 patients with PCOS at the Fatemehzahra infertility Hospital in Babol, Iran...
April 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901416/protective-role-of-berberine-and-coptischinensis-extract-on-t2md-rats-and-associated-islet-rin%C3%A2-5f-cells
#7
Yu-Yu Jiang, Han-Ming Cui, Jia-Long Wang, Hui Liu, Meng-Meng Dang, Qiu-Yan Zhang, Fang Yang, Jian-Tao Kou, Xiao-Lin Tong
The aim of the present study was to compare the different effects of berberine (Ber) and Coptischinensis extract (CCE) on a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the islet Rin‑5f cell line was used to examine the differences between Ber and CCE and the underlying mechanisms. CCE was extracted and purified prior to analysis. Male Sprague‑Dawley rats were provided with a high‑fat diet to induce insulin resistance prior to injecting with streptozotocinto establish the T2DM model, the T2DM rats were treated with Ber and CCE, and blood samples and pancreatic tissues were obtained and compared to examine T2DM metabolic syndromes among the groups of rats, which included healthy rats, model rats, and model rats treated with Ber and CCE at different doses between 0 and 8 weeks...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894049/the-pathophysiological-basis-of-the-protective-effects-of-metformin-in-heart-failure
#8
Aleksandra Dziubak, Grażyna Wójcicka
Metformin, currently recommended as the drug of first choice in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), is one of the few antihiperglycemic drugs to reduce cardiovascular risk. Nonetheless, due to the risk of lactic acidosis during metformin therapy, its usage in patients with diabetes and heart failure (HF) is still a matter of debate. The aim of this review is to present data supporting the possibility of using metformin in the treatment of diabetic patients with concomitant heart failure. In the failing heart, metformin through the mechanism related to AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity, improves free fatty acids (FFA) and glucose metabolism, mitochondrial biogenesis, as well as nitric oxide (NO)-NO synthase pathway...
August 24, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886024/clomiphene-citrate-effect-in-obese-men-with-low-serum-testosterone-treated-with-metformin-due-to-dysmetabolic-disorders-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Carla Pelusi, Vito Angelo Giagulli, Margherita Baccini, Flaminia Fanelli, Marco Mezzullo, Alessia Fazzini, Nicola Bianchi, Matteo Domenico Carbone, Giovanni De Pergola, Marianna Mastroroberto, Antonio Maria Morselli Labate, Renato Pasquali
CONTEXT: Low testosterone (T) levels are often found in obese men with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and overt type 2 diabetes (T2DM); however, the mechanisms underlying this condition and its correct therapy are still under debate. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of clomiphene citrate (CC) in increasing endogenous T levels in obese men with low serum T and with IGT or T2DM treated with metformin (MET). DESIGN: Cross-over, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884449/insulin-resistance-and-hunger-in-childhood-obesity-a-patient-and-physician-s-perspective
#10
Wendy Scinta, Harold Bayes, Nicole Smith
This article is co-authored by the mother of a child with obesity and insulin resistance, who gives her perspective. It is also co-authored by the treating Obesity Medicine clinician and an investigator in obesity clinical research (both certified in Obesity Medicine), who give their perspectives. The discussion focuses upon the potential clinical use of metformin in managing young patients with obesity and insulin resistance. The article integrates what is scientifically known about the mechanisms of actions of metformin and how these mechanisms are reflected in the clinical response of young patients...
September 7, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877452/meds-modify-microbiome-mediating-their-effects
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Nicole M Koropatkin, Eric C Martens
The mechanisms of action of some common medications remain unknown but, in some cases, may involve the microorganisms within us. A new study by Wu et al. (2017) provides evidence that the type 2 diabetes drug metformin alters the gut microbiota, which in turn may mediate some of the drug's effects.
September 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877050/metformin-oxidative-and-proliferative-parameters-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models-of-murine-melanoma
#12
Fernando P de Souza Neto, Sara S Bernardes, Poliana C Marinello, Gabriella P Melo, Rodrigo C Luiz, Rubens Cecchini, Alessandra L Cecchini
Cutaneous melanoma is one of the most lethal cancers because of its increased rate of metastasis and resistance to available therapeutic options. Early studies indicate that metformin has beneficial effects on some types of cancer, including melanoma. To clarify knowledge of the mechanism of action of metformin on this disease, two treatment-based approaches are presented using metformin on melanoma progression: an in-vitro and an in-vivo model. The in-vitro assay was performed for two experimental treatment periods (24 and 48 h) at different metformin concentrations...
September 4, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875433/crucial-micrornas-and-genes-in-metformin-s-anti-pancreatic-cancer-effect-explored-by-microrna-mrna-integrated-analysis
#13
Yilong Li, Le Li, Guangquan Zhang, Yongwei Wang, Hua Chen, Rui Kong, Shangha Pan, Bei Sun
Despite great improvements in surgical procedures and chemotherapy, pancreatic cancer remains one of the most aggressive and fatal human malignancies, with a low 5-year survival rate. Therefore, novel therapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer are urgently needed. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanisms by which metformin exerts its anticancer effects on the microRNA-mRNA interactions in human pancreatic cancer. Microarray and systematic analyses revealed that the anti-pancreatic cancer effects of metformin were correlated with 3 up-regulated microRNAs and 4 of their target mRNAs...
September 5, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874953/pleiotropic-effects-of-biguanides-on-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-production
#14
Alena Pecinova, Zdenek Drahota, Jana Kovalcikova, Nikola Kovarova, Petr Pecina, Lukas Alan, Michal Zima, Josef Houstek, Tomas Mracek
Metformin is widely prescribed as a first-choice antihyperglycemic drug for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and recent epidemiological studies showed its utility also in cancer therapy. Although it is in use since the 1970s, its molecular target, either for antihyperglycemic or antineoplastic action, remains elusive. However, the body of the research on metformin effect oscillates around mitochondrial metabolism, including the function of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) apparatus. In this study, we focused on direct inhibitory mechanism of biguanides (metformin and phenformin) on OXPHOS complexes and its functional impact, using the model of isolated brown adipose tissue mitochondria...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859084/regulation-of-myoblast-differentiation-by-metabolic-perturbations-induced-by-metformin
#15
Theodora Pavlidou, Marco Rosina, Claudia Fuoco, Giulia Gerini, Cesare Gargioli, Luisa Castagnoli, Gianni Cesareni
The metabolic perturbation caused by calorie restriction enhances muscle repair by playing a critical role in regulating satellite cell availability and activity in the muscles of young and old mice. To clarify the underlying mechanisms we asked whether myoblast replication and differentiation are affected by metformin, a calorie restriction-mimicking drug. C2C12, a mouse myoblast cell line, readily differentiate in vitro and fuse to form myotubes. However, when incubated with metformin, C2C12 slow their replication and do not differentiate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845946/-nephrolithiasis-coexisting-with-type-2-diabetes-current-concept-of-the-features-of-stone-formation-and-the-effects-of-hypoglycemic-therapy-on-lithogenesis
#16
S K Yarovoi, S A Golovanov, M R Khaziakhmetova, O V Dzhalilov
The article analyzes Russian and international literature examining specific features of the pathogenesis of renal stones in the setting of carbohydrate metabolism disorders. The authors outline the renal effects of the main pharmacological groups of oral hypoglycemic drugs regarding metaphylaxis of nephrolithiasis. An increased risk of nephrolithiasis in type 2 diabetes mellitus is realized through hyperuricemia with concurrent urine acidification. Current literature is lacking studies on the effects of oral hypoglycemic drugs on urine properties...
July 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844896/expedited-development-of-a-high-dose-orally-disintegrating-metformin-tablet-enabled-by-sweet-salt-formation-with-acesulfame
#17
Chenguang Wang, Shenye Hu, Changquan Calvin Sun
Salt formation has been intensively used to improve drug properties, including solubility, stability and mechanical properties. A sweet salt of metformin with acesulfame, prepared though an anion exchange reaction, showed superior properties over the commercial hydrochloride salt. These included both remarkable improvement of taste and significant enhancement in tabletability, which is explained by the different crystal structures and lower hardness as measured by nanoindentation. The relationship among crystal structure, mechanical properties and tabletability was rationalized through an energy framework analysis...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843855/metformin-protects-against-retinal-cell-death-in-diabetic-mice
#18
Yoon Sook Kim, Minjun Kim, Mee Young Choi, Dong Hoon Lee, Gu Seob Roh, Hyun Joon Kim, Sang Soo Kang, Gyeong Jae Cho, Seong-Jae Kim, Ji-Myong Yoo, Wan Sung Choi
Retinal degeneration is an early feature of diabetic retinopathy, the major cause of blindness in the developed world. Here we investigated how the widely used antidiabetic drug metformin reduces retinal injury in diabetic mice. Metformin was orally administered to control mice or mice with streptozotocin-induced diabetes. Western blot analysis showed that levels of O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT) and other related proteins such as carbohydrate-responsive element-binding protein (ChREBP) and thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) were significantly increased, and nuclear factor kappaB (NF-κB) and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) were activated in the diabetic retinas or retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells exposed to high glucose compared to controls...
August 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840963/the-enhancement-of-combination-of-berberine-and-metformin-in-inhibition-of-dnmt1-gene-expression-through-interplay-of-sp1-and-pdpk1
#19
Fang Zheng, JingJing Wu, Qing Tang, Qian Xiao, WanYin Wu, Swei Sunny Hann
Berberine (BBR), one of active alkaloid found in the rhizome, exhibited anti-cancer properties. We have showed that BBR inhibited growth of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells through mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-mediated increase in forkhead box O3a (FOXO3a). However, the in-depth mechanism underlying the anti-tumor effects still remained to be elucidated. Herein, we further confirmed that BBR not only induced cell cycle arrest, but also reduced migration and invasion of NSCLC cells. Mechanistically, we observed that BBR reduced 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDPK1) and transcription factor SP1 protein expressions...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828705/glucotoxicity-promotes-aberrant-activation-and-mislocalization-of-ras-related-c3-botulinum-toxin-substrate-1-rac1-and-metabolic-dysfunction-in-pancreatic-islet-%C3%AE-cells-reversal-of-such-metabolic-defects-by-metformin
#20
Sartaj Baidwan, Anil Chekuri, DiAnna L Hynds, Anjaneyulu Kowluru
Emerging evidence suggests that long-term exposure of insulin-secreting pancreatic β-cells to hyperglycemic (HG; glucotoxic) conditions promotes oxidative stress, which, in turn, leads to stress kinase activation, mitochondrial dysfunction, loss of nuclear structure and integrity and cell apoptosis. Original observations from our laboratory have proposed that Rac1 plays a key regulatory role in the generation of oxidative stress and downstream signaling events culminating in the onset of dysfunction of pancreatic β-cells under the duress of metabolic stress...
August 21, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
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