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Priyanka A Shah, Pranav S Shrivastav, Pravin G Vanol, Mallika Sanyal
AIM: A simple, selective and sensitive hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-MS/MS method is developed for the simultaneous determination of metformin (MET) and teneligliptin (TEN) in human plasma using deuterated internal standards. The mechanism of retention of analytes was studied by varying the proportion of organic diluent, buffer strength, pH of the mobile phase and temperature. RESULTS: The results showed a mixed-mode mechanism comprising of hydrophilic (partition) and electrostatic interaction (ion exchange) for MET and essentially hydrophilic for TEN...
March 21, 2018: Bioanalysis
Roberto Negro, Eupremio Luigi Greco, Giacomo Greco
AIM: We investigated the effect of alogliptin and gliclazide on endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Eighty patients with type 2 diabetes and HbA1c between 7.5% and 8.5% were randomized to receive either alogliptin (25 mg/daily) or gliclazide extended-release (30 mg/daily for HbA1c 7.5-8.0% and 60 mg/daily for HbA1c 8.0-8.5%) in combination with metformin for 4 months. At baseline and 4 months, clinical and laboratory parameters of EPCs were determined...
March 20, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Snehal N Mestry, Nitin B Gawali, Sarayu A Pai, Malvika S Gursahani, Jayesh B Dhodi, Renuka Munshi, Archana R Juvekar
BACKGROUND: Gentamicin is widely used as an antibiotic for the treatment of gram negative infections. Evidences indicates that oxidative stress is involved in gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity. In Ayurvedic medicine, Punica granatum Linn. is considered as 'a pharmacy unto itself". It has been claimed in traditional literature, to treat various kidney ailments due to its antioxidant potential. OBJECTIVE: To explore the possible mechanism of action of methanolic extract of P...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
Yan Wang, Wenbin Xu, Zixun Yan, Weili Zhao, Jianqing Mi, Junmin Li, Hua Yan
BACKGROUND: Metformin is a commonly used drug for the treatment of diabetes. Accumulating evidence suggests that it exerts anti-tumor effects in many cancers, including multiple myeloma (MM); however, the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been clearly elucidated. METHODS: The anti-myeloma effects of metformin were evaluated using human MM cell lines (RPMI8226 and U266) in vitro and in vivo NOD-SCID murine xenograft MM model. Cell viability was assessed with CCK8 and cell proliferation was measured by EdU incorporation assay...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Wenhua Xue, Zhirui Fan, Yuanzhe Li, Lifeng Li, Tengfei Zhang, Jingli Lu, Bingjun Ma, Zijia Zhu, Jingyao Lian, Chaoqi Zhang, Xiaoqin Song, Dongxu Sun, Yunkai Zhai, Ruitai Fan, Yang Cao, Xiaoming Deng, Jie Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The current study was designed to investigate the protective role of alkannin (ALK) on liver injury in diabetic C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice and explore its potential mechanisms. METHODS: An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was performed. The levels of insulin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransaminase (AST), total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) were determined by commercial kits. The pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α were determined by ELISA...
March 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Jhohann Richard de Lima Benzi, Priscila Akemi Yamamoto, Jessica Hanna Stevens, Amanda Martins Baviera, Natália Valadares de Moraes
PURPOSE: We investigated the influence of diabetes mellitus (DM), glycemic control with insulin, cimetidine (Oct2 inhibitor) and metformin (Oct2 substrate) on the kinetic disposition of GAB in rats. MAIN METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided in five groups and all animals received an oral dose of 50 mg/kg GAB: (vehicle + GAB), cimetidine + GAB (single dose of cimetidine [100 mg/kg] intraperitoneally 1 h before GAB), metformin + GAB (single dose of metformin 100 mg/kg by gavage concomitantly with GAB), DM + GAB (single dose of 40 mg/kg streptozotocin (STZ) intravenously) and DM + GAB + insulin (single dose 40 mg/kg STZ intravenously and 2 IU insulin twice daily for 15 days)...
March 15, 2018: Life Sciences
Inês Amaral, Cláudia Silva, Ana Correia-Branco, Fátima Martel
This work aimed to investigate the effect of metformin on cellular glucose uptake and metabolism by breast cancer cells, as a mechanism contributing to its anticancer properties. Estrogen and progesterone receptor-positive (MCF-7) and triple-negative (MDA-MB-231) breast cancer cell lines were used as in vitro models of breast cancer. Short-term (26 min) exposure of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells to metformin inhibited uptake of3 H-deoxy-D-glucose (3 H-DG). In contrast, long-term (24 h) exposure to metformin (5 μM-1 mM) concentration-dependently increased3 H-DG uptake in both cell lines...
March 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Xiaoyan Wang, Ronghua Li, Xintong Zhao, Xiaojing Yu, Qing Sun
Although metformin (MET) may be useful for the treatment of psoriasis, the mechanisms underlying its method of action have yet to be fully elucidated. Here, the relationship between MET function and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and the underlying mechanism were explored in human immortalized keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT). HaCaT cells were incubated with MET at 0, 10, 20, 40, and 60 mM for 24 h. The cell viability was evaluated by the CCK-8 assay. The cell apoptosis rate and intracellular ROS levels were examined using flow cytometry...
March 17, 2018: Inflammation
Lisa Menegazzo, Valentina Scattolini, Roberta Cappellari, Benedetta Maria Bonora, Mattia Albiero, Mario Bortolozzi, Filippo Romanato, Giulio Ceolotto, Saula Vigili de Kreutzeberg, Angelo Avogaro, Gian Paolo Fadini
AIMS: Diabetes is associated with an excess release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and an enhanced NETosis, a neutrophil cell death programme instrumental to anti-microbial defences, but also involved in tissue damage. We herein investigated whether the antidiabetic drug metformin protects against NETosis. METHODS: We measured NET components in the plasma of patients with pre-diabetes who were randomized to receive metformin or placebo for 2 months. To control for the effect on glucose, we also measured NET components in the plasma of patients with type 2 diabetes before and after treatment with insulin or dapagliflozin...
March 15, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
Stephen Safe, James L Abbruzzese, Maen Abdelrahim, Erik Hedrick
Specificity protein (Sp) transcription factors (TFs) such as Sp1 are critical for early development but their expression decreases with age and there is evidence that transformation of normal cells to cancer cells is associated with upregulation of Sp1, Sp3 and Sp4 which are highly expressed in cancer cells and tumors. Sp1 is a negative prognostic factor for pancreatic, colon, glioma, gastric, breast, prostate, and lung cancer patients. Functional studies also demonstrate that Sp TFs regulate genes responsible for cancer cell growth, survival, migration/invasion, inflammation and drug resistance, and Sp1, Sp3 and Sp4 are also non-oncogene addiction (NOA) genes and important drug targets...
March 15, 2018: Cancer Prevention Research
Sen Xu, Zong-Yuan Yang, Ping Jin, Xin Yang, Xiaoting Li, Xiao Wei, Ya Wang, Sixiang Long, Taoran Zhang, Gang Chen, Chaoyang Sun, Ding Ma, Qinglei Gao
Ovarian cancer (OC) is a devastating disease due to its high incidence of relapse and chemoresistance. The tumor microenvironment, especially the tumor stroma compartment, was proven to contribute tremendously to the unsatisfactory chemotherapeutic efficacy in OC. Cytotoxic agents not only effect tumor cells, but also modulate the phenotype and characteristics of the vast stromal cell population, which can in turn alter the tumor cell response to chemointervention. In this study, we focused on the tumor stroma response to cytotoxic agents and the subsequent effect on the OC tumor cells...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Joao Incio, Jennifer A Ligibel, Daniel T McManus, Priya Suboj, Keehoon Jung, Kosuke Kawaguchi, Matthias Pinter, Suboj Babykutty, Shan M Chin, Trupti D Vardam, Yuhui Huang, Nuh N Rahbari, Sylvie Roberge, Dannie Wang, Igor L Gomes-Santos, Stefan B Puchner, Christopher L Schlett, Udo Hoffmman, Marek Ancukiewicz, Sara M Tolaney, Ian E Krop, Dan G Duda, Yves Boucher, Dai Fukumura, Rakesh K Jain
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy has failed to improve survival in patients with breast cancer (BC). Potential mechanisms of resistance to anti-VEGF therapy include the up-regulation of alternative angiogenic and proinflammatory factors. Obesity is associated with hypoxic adipose tissues, including those in the breast, resulting in increased production of some of the aforementioned factors. Hence, we hypothesized that obesity could contribute to anti-VEGF therapy's lack of efficacy. We found that BC patients with obesity harbored increased systemic concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and/or fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2), and their tumor vasculature was less sensitive to anti-VEGF treatment...
March 14, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
Davide Di Fusco, Vincenzo Dinallo, Ivan Monteleone, Federica Laudisi, Irene Marafini, Eleonora Franzè, Antonio Di Grazia, Rami Dwairi, Alfredo Colantoni, Angela Ortenzi, Carmine Stolfi, Giovanni Monteleone
Metformin, a hypoglycemic drug used for treatment of type 2 diabetes, regulates also inflammatory pathways. By using several models of intestinal inflammation, we examined whether metformin exerts anti-inflammatory effects and investigated the basic mechanism by which metformin blocks pathologic signals. Colitic mice given metformin exhibited less colonic inflammation and increased expression of active AMP-activated protein kinase, a mediator of the metabolic effects of metformin, in both epithelial and lamina propria compartments...
March 14, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
Xiaohai Liu, Yang Liu, Jun Gao, Ming Feng, Xinjie Bao, Kan Deng, Yong Yao, Renzhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Prolactinomas are the most common functional pituitary adenomas, and dopamine agonists (DAs) are the primary therapy. However, some patients are resistant to DAs. Recently, metformin has been proposed as a cancer treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: This study is a retrospective review of two cases, including one patient with prolactinoma who was resistant to bromocriptine, diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance and administered metformin. Surprisingly, combining the patient's treatment with metformin decreased prolactin (PRL) levels to 12 ng/ml and had significantly decreased the size of the tumor after one year of combination therapy...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Milton Packer
Although dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors have been reported to have a neutral effect on thromboembolic vaso-occlusive events in large-scale trials, they act to potentiate several endogenous peptides that can exert deleterious cardiovascular effects. Experimentally, DPP-4 inhibitors may augment the ability of glucagon-like peptide-1 to stimulate cyclic adenosine monophosphate in cardiomyocytes, and potentiation of the effects of stromal cell-derived factor-1 by DPP-4 inhibitors may aggravate cardiac fibrosis...
March 1, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
Giulio Calza, Elisabeth Nyberg, Matias Mäkinen, Rabah Soliymani, Annunziata Cascone, Dan Lindholm, Emanuele Barborini, Marc Baumann, Maciej Lalowski, Ove Eriksson
Metformin is the first line drug for type 2 diabetes but its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we have studied the acute effect of a therapeutically relevant intrahepatic concentration of metformin on glucose production from lactate. We selected the perfused rat liver as experimental system since it enables the complete control of drug dosage. We used MALDI (matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization) mass spectrometry imaging to estimate the concentration of metformin in the livers and we measured the concentration of glucose in the effluent medium under basal conditions and following lactate addition...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Ke Li, Ting-Ting Zhang, Feng Wang, Bing Cui, Chen-Xi Zhao, Jiao-Jiao Yu, Xiao-Xi Lv, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Zhao-Na Yang, Bo Huang, Xia Li, Fang Hua, Zhuo-Wei Hu
Metformin has beneficial effects of preventing and treating cancers on type 2 diabetic patients. However, the role of metformin in non-diabetic cancer patients and the precise molecular mechanisms against cancer have not yet been sufficiently elucidated. We recently reported that the pseudokinase protein TRIB3 acts as a stress sensor linking metabolic stressors to cancer promotion by inhibiting autophagy and ubiquitin-proteasomal degradation systems; genetically abrogating of TRIB3 expression reduces tumourigenesis and cancer progression...
March 9, 2018: Oncogene
Lucía Trilla-Fuertes, Angelo Gámez-Pozo, Jorge M Arevalillo, Mariana Díaz-Almirón, Guillermo Prado-Vázquez, Andrea Zapater-Moros, Hilario Navarro, Rosa Aras-López, Irene Dapía, Rocío López-Vacas, Paolo Nanni, Sara Llorente-Armijo, Pedro Arias, Alberto M Borobia, Paloma Maín, Jaime Feliú, Enrique Espinosa, Juan Ángel Fresno Vara
Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer. It has been described that breast cancer subtypes present metabolism differences and this fact enables the possibility of using metabolic inhibitors as targeted drugs in specific scenarios. In this study, breast cancer cell lines were treated with metformin and rapamycin, showing a heterogeneous response to treatment and leading to cell cycle disruption. The genetic causes and molecular effects of this differential response were characterized by means of SNP genotyping and mass spectrometry-based proteomics...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Jing Han, Yue Li, Xiuli Liu, Tongrong Zhou, Haijing Sun, Paul Edwards, Hua Gao, Fu-Shin Yu, Xiaoxi Qiao
The oral anti-diabetic drug metformin has been found to reduce cardiovascular complications independent of glycemic control in diabetic patients. However, its role in diabetic retinal microvascular complications is not clear. This study is to investigate the effects of metformin on retinal vascular endothelium and its possible mechanisms, regarding two major pathogenic features of diabetic retinopathy: angiogenesis and inflammation. In human retinal vascular endothelial cell culture, metformin inhibited various steps of angiogenesis including endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and tube formation in a dose-dependent manner...
2018: PloS One
Qiongli Su, Ting Tao, Lei Tang, Jun Deng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Sichun Zhou, Mei Peng, Shanping He, Qing Zeng, Alex F Chen, Xiaoping Yang
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) regulates the final step of glycolysis levels that are correlated with the sensitivity of anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs. THP is one of the major drugs used in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer instillation chemotherapy. However, low response ratio of THP (19.7%) treatment to human genitourinary tumours using collagen gel matrix has been observed. This study aims to investigate the effect of down-regulation of PKM2 on THP efficiency. Via inhibitor or siRNA, the effects of reduced PKM2 on the efficiency of THP were determined in 2 human and 1 murine bladder cancer cell lines, using MTT, cologenic and fluorescence approaches...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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