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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212524/role-of-nrf2-and-protective-effects-of-metformin-against-tobacco-smoke-induced-cerebrovascular-toxicity
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Shikha Prasad, Ravi K Sajja, Mohammad Abul Kaisar, Jee Hyun Park, Heidi Villalba, Taylor Liles, Thomas Abbruscato, Luca Cucullo
Cigarette smoking (CS) is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in a causative way primarily related to the TS content of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nicotine, and inflammation. TS promotes glucose intolerance and increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes mellitus (2DM) with which it shares other pathogenic traits including the high risk of cerebrovascular and neurological disorders like stroke via ROS generation, inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment. Herein we provide evidence of the role played by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) in CS-induced cerebrobvascular/BBB impairments and how these cerebrovascular harmful effects can be circumvented by the use of metformin (MF; a widely prescribed, firstline anti-diabetic drug) treatment...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211632/amp-activated-protein-kinase-activator-a-769662-increases-intracellular-calcium-and-atp-release-from-astrocytes-in-an-ampk-independent-manner
#2
Julia M Vlachaki Walker, Josephine L Robb, Ana M Cruz, Amrinder Malhi, Paul G Weightman Potter, Michael L J Ashford, Rory J McCrimmon, Kate L J Ellacott, Craig Beall
AIM: Astrocytes are the main sources of extracellular ATP (eATP) within the brain, which functions as a gliotransmitter, capable of modulating neuronal and astrocytic activity. These cells play an important role in regulating energy homeostasis partly via astrocyte-derived ATP. Given the role of AMPK in regulating intracellular ATP levels, we hypothesised that AMPK may alter ATP release from astrocytes. METHODS: Measurements of ATP release were made from human U373 astrocytoma cells, primary mouse hypothalamic (HTAS) and cortical astrocytes (CRTAS) and wild type and AMPK α1/α2 null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209925/the-stress-polarity-pathway-ampk-giv-es-protection-against-metabolic-insults
#3
Pradipta Ghosh
Loss of cell polarity impairs organ development and function; it can also serve as one of the first triggers for oncogenesis. In 2006-2007 two groups simultaneously reported the existence of a special pathway for maintaining epithelial polarity in the face of environmental stressors. In this pathway, AMPK, a key sensor of metabolic stress stabilizes tight junctions, preserves cell polarity, and thereby, maintains epithelial barrier functions. Accumulating evidence since has shown that pharmacologic activation of AMPK by Metformin protects the epithelial barrier against multiple environmental and pathological stressful states and suppresses tumorigenesis...
February 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196954/metformin-and-thyroid-disease
#4
Xianghui Meng, Shuhang Xu, Guofang Chen, Michael Derwahl, Chao Liu
An intriguing area of research in thyroidology is the recently discovered association of insulin resistance with thyroid functional and morphological abnormalities. Individuals with hyperinsulinemia have larger thyroid gland and a higher prevalence of thyroid nodules and cancer. Accordingly, patients treated with metformin have a smaller thyroid volume and a lower risk of incident goiter, thyroid nodule and cancer. Multiple studies in vitro and in vivo have demonstrated that metformin can inhibit the growth of thyroid cells and different types of thyroid cancer cells by affecting the insulin/IGF-1 and mTOR pathways...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186975/amp-activated-protein-kinase-reduces-inflammatory-responses-and-cellular-senescence-in-pulmonary-emphysema
#5
Xiao-Yu Cheng, Yang-Yang Li, Cheng Huang, Jun Li, Hong-Wei Yao
Current drug therapy fails to reduce lung destruction of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has emerged as an important integrator of signals that control energy balance and lipid metabolism. However, there are no studies regarding the role of AMPK in reducing inflammatory responses and cellular senescence during the development of emphysema. Therefore, we hypothesize that AMPK reduces inflammatroy responses, senescence, and lung injury. To test this hypothesis, human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and small airway epithelial cells (SAECs) were treated with cigarette smoke extract (CSE) in the presence of a specific AMPK activator (AICAR, 1 mM) and inhibitor (Compound C, 5 μM)...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183460/corrigendum-to-metformin-suppresses-adipogenesis-through-both-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-dependent-and-ampk-independent-mechanisms-mol-cell-endocrinol-440-15-january-2017-57-68
#6
S C Chen, R Brooks, J Houskeeper, S K Bremner, J Dunlop, B Viollet, P J Logan, I P Salt, S F Ahmed, S J Yarwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183442/high-dose-metformin-420mg-kg-daily-p-o-increases-insulin-sensitivity-but-does-not-affect-neointimal-thickness-in-the-rat-carotid-balloon-injury-model-of-restenosis
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June Guo, Troy J Pereira, Prasad Dalvi, Lucy Shu Nga Yeung, Nathan Swain, Danna M Breen, Loretta Lam, Vernon W Dolinsky, Adria Giacca
OBJECTIVE: Our laboratory has shown that insulin's effect to decrease neointimal thickness after arterial injury is greatly diminished in insulin resistant conditions. Thus, in these conditions, a better alternative to insulin could be to use an insulin sensitizing agent. Metformin, the most commonly prescribed insulin sensitizer, has a cardiovascular protective role. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the potential benefit of metformin on neointimal area after arterial injury in a rat model of restenosis...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178661/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-mice-liver-treated-with-different-ampk-activators-in-a-mice-model-of-atherosclerosis
#8
Ang Ma, Dongmei Wang, Yuanyuan An, Wei Fang, Haibo Zhu
Atherosclerosis is known to be the primary underlying factor responsible for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Suppression of AMP-activated protein kinase stimulates arterial deposition of excess lipids, resulting in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. In this study we successfully developed the disease model of mice and mimicked the therapeutic effect, for that we chose three different AMP-activated protein kinase activators (IMM-H007, A-769662 and Metformin) to identify which one has a superior effect in the atherosclerosis model...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178338/the-impact-of-obesity-and-adiponectin-signaling-in-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-potential-mechanism-for-the-obesity-paradox
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Ryuichi Ito, Shintaro Narita, Mingguo Huang, Taketoshi Nara, Kazuyuki Numakura, Koichiro Takayama, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Atsushi Maeno, Mitsuru Saito, Takamitsu Inoue, Norihiko Tsuchiya, Shigeru Satoh, Tomonori Habuchi
Although obesity increases the risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), obese patients with RCC experience longer survival than non-obese patients. However, the mechanism of this "obesity paradox" is unknown. We examined the impact of preoperative BMI, serum total adiponectin (sAd) level, total adiponectin secretion from perinephric adipose tissue, and intratumoral expression of adiponectin receptors on RCC aggressiveness and survival. We also investigated the mechanism underlying enhanced cancer aggressiveness in RCC cells stimulated with exogenous adiponectin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161619/combination-of-metformin-with-chemotherapeutic-drugs-via-different-molecular-mechanisms
#10
REVIEW
Mei Peng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Ting Tao, Yanjun Huang, Qiongli Su, Caimei He, Tao Yin, Zhaoqian Liu, Xiaoping Yang
Metformin, a widely prescribed drug for treating type II diabetes, is one of the most extensively recognized metabolic modulators which has shown an important anti-cancer property. However, fairly amount of clinical trials on its single administration have not demonstrated a convincing efficiency yet. Thus, recent studies tend to combine metformin with clinical commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs to decrease their toxicity and attenuate their tumor resistance. These strategies have displayed promising clinical benefits...
January 23, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160018/erratum-to-metformin-increases-phagocytosis-and-acidifies-lysosomal-endosomal-compartments-in-ampk-dependent-manner-in-rat-primary-microglia
#11
Krzysztof Łabuzek, Sebastian Liber, Bożena Gabryel, Jakub Adamczyk, Bogusław Okopień
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159472/metformin-activation-of-ampk-suppresses-age-induced-inflammatory-response-in-hnscs
#12
Ming-Min Chung, Christopher J Nicol, Yi-Chuan Cheng, Kuan-Hung Lin, Yen-Lin Chen, Dee Pei, Chien-Hung Lin, Yi-Nuo Shih, Chia-Hui Yen, Shiang-Jiuun Chen, Rong-Nan Huang, Ming-Chang Chiang
A growing body of evidence suggests type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the precise mechanisms remain unclear, T2DM may exacerbate neurodegenerative processes. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling is an evolutionary preserved pathway that is important during homeostatic energy biogenesis responses at both the cellular and whole-body levels. Metformin, a ubiquitously prescribed anti-diabetic drug, exerts its effects by AMPK activation...
January 31, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158902/metformin-attenuates-albumin-induced-alterations-in-renal-tubular-cells-in-vitro
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Soumaya Allouch, Shankar Munusamy
Proteinuria (albuminuria) plays a crucial role in the etiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) via alteration of multiple signaling pathways and cellular process in renal cells. The objectives of this study are to investigate the effects of activation of the energy-sensing molecule AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) in renal cells using metformin on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, AKT, mTOR, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), autophagy and apoptosis that are thought to mediate renal cell injury during proteinuria, and to dissect the AMPK- and non-AMPK mediated effects of metformin using an in vitro model of albumin-induced renal cell injury...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157701/metformin-treated-cancer-cells-modulate-macrophage-polarization-through-ampk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Chi-Fu Chiang, Ting-Ting Chao, Yu-Fu Su, Chia-Chen Hsu, Chu-Yen Chien, Kuo-Chou Chiu, Shine-Gwo Shiah, Chien-Hsing Lee, Shyun-Yeu Liu, Yi-Shing Shieh
Accumulating evidence is indicating metformin to possess the potential ability in preventing tumor development and suppressing cancer growth. However, the exact mechanism of its antitumorigenic effects is still not clear. We found that metformin suppressed the ability of cancer to skew macrophage toward M2 phenotype. Metformin treated cancer cells increased macrophage expression of M1-related cytokines IL-12 and TNF-α and attenuated M2-related cytokines IL-8, IL-10, and TGF-β expression. Furthermore, metformin treated cancer cells displayed inhibited secretion of IL-4, IL-10 and IL-13; cytokines important for inducing M2 macrophages...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156052/melatonin-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-compromised-integrity-of-blood-brain-barrier-through-activating-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-old-mice
#15
Xiaona Wang, Gai-Xiu Xue, Wen-Cao Liu, Hui Shu, Mengwei Wang, Yanyun Sun, Xiaojing Liu, Yi Eve Sun, Chun-Feng Liu, Jie Liu, Wenlan Liu, Xinchun Jin
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction is considered to be an early event in the pathogenesis of a variety of neurological diseases in old patients, and this could occur in old people even when facing common stress. However, the mechanism remains to be defined. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decreased melatonin levels may account for the BBB disruption in old mice challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which mimicked the common stress of sepsis. Mice (24-28 months of age) received melatonin (10 mg kg(-1)  day(-1) , intraperitoneally, i...
February 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154203/metformin-accumulation-correlates-with-organic-cation-transporter-2-protein-expression-and-predicts-mammary-tumor-regression-in-vivo
#16
L Allyson Checkley, Michael C Rudolph, Elizabeth A Wellberg, Erin D Giles, Reema S Wahdan-Alaswad, Julie A Houck, Susan Edgerton, Ann D Thor, Pepper Schedin, Steven Anderson, Paul MacLean
Several epidemiological studies have associated metformin treatment with a reduction in breast cancer incidence in pre-diabetic and type II diabetic populations. Uncertainty exists regarding which patient populations and/or tumor subtypes will benefit from metformin treatment, and most preclinical in vivo studies have given little attention to the cellular pharmacology of intratumoral metformin uptake. Epidemiological reports consistently link western-style high fat diets, which drive overweight and obesity, with increased risk of breast cancer...
February 2, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145471/synergistic-effects-of-metformin-with-liraglutide-against-endothelial-dysfunction-through-glp-1-receptor-and-pka-signalling-pathway
#17
Jing Ke, Ye Liu, Jin Yang, Ran Lu, Qing Tian, Wenfang Hou, Guang Wang, Rui Wei, Tianpei Hong
Metformin or glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue liraglutide has cardiovascular benefits. However, it is not clear whether their combined treatment have additive or synergistic effects on the vasculature. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), exposed to palmitic acid (PA) to induce endothelial dysfunction, were incubated with metformin, liraglutide or their combination. High fat diet (HFD)-fed ApoE(-/-) mice were randomized into control, metformin, liraglutide, and combination treatment groups...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142230/compound-k-attenuates-glucose-intolerance-and-hepatic-steatosis-through-ampk-dependent-pathways-in-type-2-diabetic-oletf-rats
#18
Yoo-Cheol Hwang, Da-Hee Oh, Moon Chan Choi, Sang Yeoul Lee, Kyu-Jeong Ahn, Ho-Yeon Chung, Sung-Jig Lim, Sung Hyun Chung, In-Kyung Jeong
Background/Aims: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with insulin resistance. Compound K (CK) is the final metabolite of panaxadiol ginsenosides that have been shown to exert antidiabetic effects. However, the molecular mechanism of the antidiabetic effects in the liver have not been elucidated; further, whether CK has beneficial effects in hepatosteatosis remains unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of CK on hepatosteatosis as well as its mechanism in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed type 2 diabetic Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats...
February 1, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137587/chronic-metformin-treatment-facilitates-seizure-termination
#19
Yong Yang, Binglin Zhu, Fangshuo Zheng, Yun Li, Yanke Zhang, Yida Hu, Xuefeng Wang
The AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key energy sensor. Its activator metformin could suppress epileptogenesis in the pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) kindling model. However, the effect of metformin on the acute and chronic seizures has not been studied. We first detected the expression of AMPK in the brain tissue of human and mice with chronic seizures, as well as in mice with acute seizures. Second, using behavioral assay and local filed potentials (LFPs) recording, we investigated the effect of chronic metformin treatment on seizures in a acute seizure model and a chronic seizure model...
January 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129786/metformin-promotes-the-survival-of-transplanted-cardiosphere-derived-cells-thereby-enhancing-their-therapeutic-effect-against-myocardial-infarction
#20
Rongchuan Yue, Wenbin Fu, Xiang Liao, Cong Lan, Qiao Liao, Liangpeng Li, Dezhong Yang, Xuewei Xia, Xiongwen Chen, Chunyu Zeng, Wei Eric Wang
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) has been shown to exert a therapeutic effect in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). However, poor survival of transplanted CDCs limits their beneficial effect. Metformin (MET) activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) which is associated with cell survival. The aim of this study is to determine whether MET improves CDC survival in the transplantation microenvironment and enhances the therapeutic effect of CDC transplantation against MI...
January 28, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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