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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335087/ursolic-acid-and-mechanisms-of-actions-on-adipose-and-muscle-tissue-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Carlos K Katashima, Vagner R Silva, Tatyanne L Gomes, Claude Pichard, Gustavo D Pimentel
This systematic review aimed at addressing the ursolic acid actions as an adjunctive treatment of the obesity-mediated metabolic abnormalities. To explore our aims, we used the literature search including clinical and animal studies using the Medline and Google Scholar (up to December 2015). Out of 63 screened studies, 17 presented eligibility criteria, such as the use of ursolic acid on adiposity, energy expenditure and skeletal muscle mass in mice and humans. In the literature, we found that several physiological and molecular mechanisms are implicated in the effects of ursolic acid on obesity, energy expenditure, hepatic steatosis, skeletal muscle mass loss and physical fitness, such as (1) increase of thermogenesis by modulation adipocyte transcription factors, activation of 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase and overexpression of the uncoupling protein 1 thermogenic marker; (2) enhancement of skeletal muscle mass by activation in bloodstream growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 concentrations secretion, as well as in the activation of mammalian target of rapamycin and inhibition of ring-finger protein-1; and (3) improvement of physical fitness by skeletal muscle proliferator-activated receptor gamma co-activator alpha and sirtuin 1 expression...
March 23, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330868/protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-modulates-innate-immune-responses-through-regulation-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-dependent-macrophage-differentiation
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Irina Tikhanovich, Jie Zhao, Jody Olson, Abby Adams, Ryan Taylor, Brian Bridges, Laurie Marshall, Benjamin Roberts, Steven A Weinman
Arginine methylation is a common posttranslational modification that has been shown to regulate both gene expression and extranuclear signaling events. We recently reported defects in Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) activity and arginine methylation in the livers of cirrhosis patients with a history of recurrent infections. To examine the role of PRMT1 in innate immune responses in vivo, we created a cell type specific knockout mouse model. We showed that myeloid specific PRMT1 knockout mice demonstrate higher proinflammatory cytokine production and a lower survival rate after cecal ligation and puncture...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330721/changes-in-the-human-transcriptome-upon-vitamin-d-supplementation
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Yvonne Pasing, Christopher Graham Fenton, Rolf Jorde, Ruth Hracky Paulssen
Vitamin D is hydroxylated in the liver and kidneys to its active form, which can bind to the vitamin D receptor (VDR). The VDR is present in a wide variety of different cells types and tissues and acts as a transcription factor. Although activation of the VDR is estimated to regulate expression of up to 5% of the human genome, our study is the first analysing gene expression after supplementation in more than 10 subjects. Subjects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) received either vitamin D3 (n47) in a weekly dose of 20,000 IU or placebo (n 47) for a period of three to five years...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325259/vitamin-d-analogues-potential-use-in-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Michael J Duffy, Alyson Murray, Naoise C Synnott, Norma O'Donovan, John Crown
The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the thyroid-steroid family of nuclear transcription factors. Following binding of the active form of vitamin D, i.e., 1,25(OH)2D3 (also known as calcitriol) and interaction with co-activators and co-repressors, VDR regulates the expression of several different genes. Although relatively little work has been carried out on VDR in human cancers, several epidemiological studies suggest that low circulating levels of vitamin D are associated with both an increased risk of developing specific cancer types and poor outcome in patients with specific diagnosed cancers...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319060/the-anti-diabetic-drug-exenatide-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-counteracts-hepatocarcinogenesis-through-camp-pka-egfr-stat3-axis
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M Zhou, M T S Mok, H Sun, A W Chan, Y Huang, A S L Cheng, G Xu
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a close association of type 2 diabetes and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Exenatide (Ex-4), a potent diabetes drug targeting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R), is protective against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the Ex-4 function and GLP-1R status have yet been explored in HCC. Herein we investigated the effect of Ex-4 in diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-treated mice consuming control or high-fat high-carbohydrate diet. Administration of Ex-4 significantly improved obesity-induced hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia and reduced HCC multiplicity in obese DEN-treated mice, in which suppressed proliferation and induced apoptosis were confined to tumor cells...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300756/oleanolic-acid-alters-multiple-cell-signaling-pathways-implication-in-cancer-prevention-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Lovro Žiberna, Dunja Šamec, Andrei Mocan, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Nowadays, much attention has been paid to diet and dietary supplements as a cost-effective therapeutic strategy for prevention and treatment of a myriad of chronic and degenerative diseases. Rapidly accumulating scientific evidence achieved through high-throughput technologies has greatly expanded the understanding about the multifaceted nature of cancer. Increasingly, it is being realized that deregulation of spatio-temporally controlled intracellular signaling cascades plays a contributory role in the onset and progression of cancer...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296633/the-vacuolar-atpase-complex-and-assembly-factors-tmem199-and-ccdc115-control-hif1%C3%AE-prolyl-hydroxylation-by-regulating-cellular-iron-levels
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Anna L Miles, Stephen P Burr, Guinevere L Grice, James A Nathan
Hypoxia Inducible transcription Factors (HIFs) are principally regulated by the 2-oxoglutarate and Iron(II) prolyl hydroxylase (PHD) enzymes, which hydroxylate the HIFα subunit, facilitating its proteasome-mediated degradation. Observations that HIFα hydroxylation can be impaired even when oxygen is sufficient emphasise the importance of understanding the complex nature of PHD regulation. Here, we use an unbiased genome-wide genetic screen in near-haploid human cells to uncover cellular processes that regulate HIF1α...
March 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295950/sulforaphane-attenuates-di-n-butylphthalate-induced-reproductive-damage-in-pubertal-mice-involvement-of-the-nrf2-antioxidant-system
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Xu-Ping Jiang, Jing-Yuan Tang, Zhen Xu, Peng Han, Zhi-Qiang Qin, Cheng-di Yang, Shang-Qian Wang, Min Tang, Wei Wang, Chao Qin, Yang Xu, Bai-Xin Shen, Wei-Min Zhou, Wei Zhang
di-N-butylphthalate (DBP) is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant used for plastic coating and in the cosmetics industry. It has toxic effects on body health, especially the male reproductive system. Here, we investigated the effects of DBP on the male reproductive system of pubertal mice and explored the protective role of sulforaphane (SFN). The results showed that DBP significantly reduced the anogenital distance, testicular weight, sperm count and motility, and plasma and testicular testosterone levels and significantly increased the oxidative stress, sperm abnormalities, and testicular cell apoptosis...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290259/synergistic-attenuation-of-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-by-combined-use-of-fish-oil-and-17%C3%AE-oestradiol
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Youri Jin, Myoungsook Lee, Yongsoon Park
Oestrogen and n-3 PUFA, especially EPA and DHA, have been reported to have beneficial effects on bone loss. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the synergistic bone-protective mechanism of combined treatments of EPA+DHA supplementation and oestrogen injection in ovariectomised rats. Rats were fed a modified American Institute of Nutrition-93G diet with 0 %, 1 % or 2 % n-3 PUFA (EPA+DHA) relative to the total energy intake for 12 weeks. Rats were surgically ovariectomised at week 8, and after a 1-week recovery period rats were injected with either 17β-oestradiol-3-benzoate (E2) or maize oil for the last 3 weeks...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288142/serine-hydroxymethyl-transferase-1-stimulates-pro-oncogenic-cytokine-expression-through-sialic-acid-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-tumor-growth-and-progression
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R Gupta, Q Yang, S K Dogra, N Wajapeyee
High-grade serous (HGS) ovarian cancer accounts for 90% of all ovarian cancer-related deaths. However, factors that drive HGS ovarian cancer tumor growth have not been fully elucidated. In particular, comprehensive analysis of the metabolic requirements of ovarian cancer tumor growth has not been performed. By analyzing The Cancer Genome Atlas mRNA expression data for HGS ovarian cancer patient samples, we observed that six enzymes of the folic acid metabolic pathway were overexpressed in HGS ovarian cancer samples compared with normal ovary samples...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285895/transcriptomic-analysis-of-basidiocarp-development-in-ustilago-maydis-dc-cda
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C G León-Ramírez, J L Cabrera-Ponce, D Martínez-Soto, A Sánchez-Arreguin, E T Aréchiga-Carvajal, J Ruiz-Herrera
Previously, we demonstrated that when Ustilago maydis (DC) Cda., a phytopathogenic basidiomycete and the causal agent of corn smut, is grown in the vicinity of maize embryogenic calli in a medium supplemented with the herbicide Dicamba, it developed gastroid-like basidiocarps. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in the basidiocarp development by the fungus, we proceeded to analyze the transcriptome of the process, identifying a total of 2002 and 1064 differentially expressed genes at two developmental stages, young and mature basidiocarps, respectively...
March 7, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285576/decellularized-bone-extracellular-matrix-and-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-as-a-construct-for-bone-regeneration
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Francesco Paduano, Massimo Marrelli, Noura Alom, Mahetab Amer, Lisa J White, Kevin M Shakesheff, Marco Tatullo
Dental pulp tissue represents a source of mesenchymal stem cells that have a strong differentiation potential towards the osteogenic lineage. The objective of the current study was to examine in vitro osteogenic induction of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) cultured on hydrogel scaffolds derived from decellularized bone extracellular matrix (bECM) compared to collagen type I (Col-I), the major component of bone matrix. DPSCs in combination with bECM hydrogels were cultured under three different conditions: basal medium, osteogenic medium and medium supplemented with growth factors (GFs) and cell growth, mineral deposition, gene and protein expression were investigated...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285016/gper-modulators-opportunity-nox-on-the-heels-of-a-class-akt
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Eric R Prossnitz
The (patho)physiology of estrogen and its receptors is complex. It is therefore not surprising that therapeutic approaches targeting this hormone include stimulation of its activity through supplementation with either the hormone itself or natural or synthetic agonists, inhibition of its activity through the use of antagonists or inhibitors of its synthesis, and tissue-selective modulation of its activity with biased ligands. The physiology of this hormone is further complicated by the existence of at least three receptors, the classical nuclear estrogen receptors α and β (ERα and ERβ), and the 7-transmembrane G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER/GPR30), with overlapping but distinct pharmacologic profiles, particularly of anti-estrogenic ligands...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279185/constitutively-stressed-yeast-strains-are-high-yielding-for-recombinant-fps1-implications-for-the-translational-regulation-of-an-aquaporin
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Stephanie P Cartwright, Richard A J Darby, Debasmita Sarkar, Nicklas Bonander, Stephane R Gross, Mark P Ashe, Roslyn M Bill
BACKGROUND: We previously selected four strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for their ability to produce the aquaporin Fps1 in sufficient yield for further study. Yields from the yeast strains spt3Δ, srb5Δ, gcn5Δ and yTHCBMS1 (supplemented with 0.5 μg/mL doxycycline) that had been transformed with an expression plasmid containing 249 base pairs of 5' untranslated region (UTR) in addition to the primary FPS1 open reading frame (ORF) were 10-80 times higher than yields from wild-type cells expressing the same plasmid...
March 9, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268202/adverse-effects-of-parental-zinc-deficiency-on-metal-homeostasis-and-embryonic-development-in-a-zebrafish-model
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Laura M Beaver, Yasmeen M Nkrumah-Elie, Lisa Truong, Carrie L Barton, Andrea L Knecht, Greg D Gonnerman, Carmen P Wong, Robert L Tanguay, Emily Ho
The high prevalence of zinc deficiency is a global public health concern, and suboptimal maternal zinc consumption has been associated with adverse effects ranging from impaired glucose tolerance to low birthweights. The mechanisms that contribute to altered development and poor health in zinc deficient offspring are not completely understood. To address this gap, we utilized the Danio rerio model and investigated the impact of dietary zinc deficiency on adults and their developing progeny. Zinc deficient adult fish were significantly smaller in size, and had decreases in learning and fitness...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265110/bifidobacterium-breve-with-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-alters-the-composition-distribution-and-transcription-factor-activity-associated-with-metabolism-and-absorption-of-fat
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Elaine Patterson, Rebecca Wall, Sara Lisai, R Paul Ross, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan, Gerald F Fitzgerald, Sebastiano Banni, Eamonn M Quigley, Fergus Shanahan, Catherine Stanton
This study focused on the mechanisms that fatty acid conjugating strains - Bifidobacterium breve NCIMB 702258 and Bifidobacterium breve DPC 6330 - influence lipid metabolism when ingested with α-linolenic acid (ALA) enriched diet. Four groups of BALB/c mice received ALA enriched diet (3% (w/w)) either alone or in combination with B. breve NCIMB 702258 or B. breve DPC 6330 (10(9) CFU/day) or unsupplemented control diet for six weeks. The overall n-3 PUFA score was increased in all groups receiving the ALA enriched diet...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264489/tenebrio-molitor-larvae-inhibit-adipogenesis-through-ampk-and-mapks-signaling-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-obesity-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#17
Minchul Seo, Tae-Won Goo, Mi Yeon Chung, Minhee Baek, Jae-Sam Hwang, Mi-Ae Kim, Eun-Young Yun
Despite the increasing interest in insect-based bioactive products, the biological activities of these products are rarely studied adequately. Larvae of Tenebrio molitor, the yellow mealworm, have been eaten as a traditional food and provide many health benefits. Therefore, we hypothesized that T. molitor larvae might influence adipogenesis and obesity-related disorders. In the present study, we investigated the anti-adipogenic and antiobesity effects of T. molitor larvae in vitro and in vivo. The lipid accumulation and triglyceride content in mature adipocytes was reduced significantly (up to 90%) upon exposure to an ethanol extract of T...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263907/role-of-the-interplay-between-quorum-sensing-regulator-vqsr-and-the-pseudomonas-quinolone-signal-in-mediating-carbapenem-tolerance-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Darija Viducic, Keiji Murakami, Takashi Amoh, Tsuneko Ono, Yoichiro Miyake
Pseudomonas aeruginosa coordinates its response to environmental conditions through activation of a quorum sensing (QS) system. In this study, we investigated the regulatory interaction between the QS transcriptional regulator VqsR and the Pseudomonas quinolone signal (PQS) through integration of sigma factor RpoS, and we addressed whether one of the pathways controlling carbapenem tolerance can be attributed to VqsR. We demonstrate that vqsR expression at the transcriptional level is regulated by pqsA, pqsR, and pqsE...
March 2, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260004/gsh-depletion-and-consequent-akt-inhibition-contribute-to-the-nrf2-knockdown-induced-decrease-in-proliferation-in-glioblastoma-u251-cells
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Yue Jia, Han-Dong Wang, Qiang Wang, Hui Ding, He-Ming Wu, Hao Pan
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a pivotal transcription regulator that controls the expression of numerous antioxidant and cytoprotective genes, was recently defined as a proto-oncogene. However, the role and mechanism of Nrf2 in glioma pathoetiology remain unclear. In the present study, we first evaluated the expression patterns of Nrf2 in normal human astrocytes and 3 glioblastoma (GBM) cell lines (U251, U87 and A172) and found that all 3 GBM cell lines overexpressed Nrf2, with the highest level observed in the U251 cells...
February 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237347/generation-of-lif-independent-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-canine-fetal-fibroblasts
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N J N Gonçalves, F F Bressan, K C S Roballo, F V Meirelles, P L P Xavier, H Fukumasu, C Williams, M Breen, S Koh, R Sper, J Piedrahita, C E Ambrósio
Takahashi and Yamanaka established the first technique in which transcription factors related to pluripotency are incorporated into the genome of somatic cells to enable reprogramming of these cells. The expression of these transcription factors enables a differentiated somatic cell to reverse its phenotype to an embryonic state, generating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). iPSCs from canine fetal fibroblasts were produced through lentiviral polycistronic human and mouse vectors (hOSKM/mOSKM), aiming to obtain pluripotent stem cells with similar features to embryonic stem cells (ESC) in this animal model...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
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