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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811612/coenzyme-q10-improves-lipid-metabolism-and-ameliorates-obesity-by-regulating-camkii-mediated-pde4-inhibition
#1
Zhe Xu, Jia Huo, Xin Ding, Mu Yang, Lin Li, Jian Dai, Kazunori Hosoe, Hiroshi Kubo, Masayuki Mori, Keiichi Higuchi, Jinko Sawashita
Our recent studies revealed that supplementation with the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10H2) inhibits oxidative stress and slows the process of aging in senescence-accelerated mice. CoQ10H2 inhibits adipocyte differentiation and regulates lipid metabolism. In the present study, we show that dietary supplementation with CoQ10H2 significantly reduced white adipose tissue content and improved the function of brown adipose tissue by regulating expression of lipid metabolism-related factors in KKAy mice, a model of obesity and type 2 diabetes...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807823/dietary-supplementation-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-counteracts-age-related-alterations-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-antioxidant-defenses-in-brain-of-old-rats
#2
Luigi Nicassio, Flavio Fracasso, Giuseppe Sirago, Clara Musicco, Anna Picca, Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Palmiro Cantatore, Maria Nicola Gadaleta, Vito Pesce
We previously reported the ability of dietary supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) to prevent age-related decreases of mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and liver of old rats. Here, we investigate the effects of ALCAR supplementation in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum of old rats by analyzing several parameters linked to mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial dynamics and antioxidant defenses. We measured the level of the coactivators PGC-1α and PGC-1β and of the factors regulating mitochondrial biogenesis, finding an age-related decrease of PGC-1β, whereas PGC-1α level was unvaried...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800114/fatty-acid-profile-is-modulated-by-dietary-resveratrol-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#3
Claudia Torno, Stefanie Staats, Sonia de Pascual-Teresa, Gerald Rimbach, Carsten Schulz
To produce fish of a high quality that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FA) and simultaneously generate more sustainable aquaculture, the combined use of phytochemicals and vegetable oils in fish feed seems to be a promising approach. Resveratrol (RV) potentially induces endogenous fatty acid synthesis, resulting in elevated n-3 FA levels in fish. RV putatively influences ∆6-desaturase, the key enzyme in FA metabolism, and serves as a ligand for PPARα, a transcription factor regulating β-oxidation. Rainbow trout (36...
August 11, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798775/maintenance-of-a-schwann-like-phenotype-in-differentiated-adipose-derived-stem-cells-requires-the-synergistic-action-of-multiple-growth-factors
#4
Alice E Mortimer, Alessandro Faroni, Mahmut A Kilic, Adam J Reid
Differentiating human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) towards Schwann cells produces an unstable phenotype when stimulating factors are withdrawn. Here, we set out to examine the role of glial growth factor 2 (GGF-2) in the maintenance of Schwann-like cells. Following ASC differentiation to Schwann-like cells, stimulating factors were withdrawn such that cells either remained in media supplemented with all stimulating factors, GGF-2 alone, or underwent complete withdrawal of all factors. Furthermore, each stimulating factor was also removed from the growth medium individually...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793778/peroxiredoxin-2-a-novel-regulator-of-iron-homeostasis-in-ineffective-erythropoiesis
#5
Alessandro Matte, Luigia De Falco, Enrica Federti, Anna Cozzi, Achille Iolascon, Sonia Levi, Narla Mohandas, Alberto Zamo, Mariasole Bruno, Christophe Leboeuf, Anne Janin, Angela Siciliano, Thomas Ganz, Giorgia Federico, Francesca Carlomagno, Sebastian Mueller, Ines Silva, Carmine Carbone, Davide Melisi, D W Kim, Soo Young Choi, Lucia DE Franceschi
AIMS: Iron-overload (IO) is a life-threatening complication of chronic hemolytic disorders such as β-thalassemia. IO results in severe cellular oxidative damage, leading to organ failure. Peroxiredoxin-2 (Prx2), a typical 2-cysteine-(Cys)-peroxiredoxin, is an important component of cyto-protective system, but its response to IO is still to be fully defined. RESULTS: We studied the effects of IO on Prx2-knockout mice (Prx2-/-). The absence of Prx2 enhanced toxicity due to IO on erythropoiesis...
August 10, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790348/use-antibiotics-in-cell-culture-with-caution-genome-wide-identification-of-antibiotic-induced-changes-in-gene-expression-and-regulation
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Ann H Ryu, Walter L Eckalbar, Anat Kreimer, Nir Yosef, Nadav Ahituv
Standard cell culture guidelines often use media supplemented with antibiotics to prevent cell contamination. However, relatively little is known about the effect of antibiotic use in cell culture on gene expression and the extent to which this treatment could confound results. To comprehensively characterize the effect of antibiotic treatment on gene expression, we performed RNA-seq and ChIP-seq for H3K27ac on HepG2 cells, a human liver cell line commonly used for pharmacokinetic, metabolism and genomic studies, cultured in media supplemented with penicillin-streptomycin (PenStrep) or vehicle control...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769941/arabidopsis-thaliana-mterf10-and-mterf11-but-not-mterf12-are-involved-in-the-response-to-salt-stress
#7
Duorong Xu, Dario Leister, Tatjana Kleine
Plastid gene expression (PGE) is crucial for plant development and acclimation to various environmental stress conditions. Members of the "mitochondrial transcription termination factor" (mTERF) family, which are present in both metazoans and plants, are involved in organellar gene expression. Arabidopsis thaliana contains 35 mTERF proteins, of which mTERF10, mTERF11, and mTERF12 were previously assigned to the "chloroplast-associated" group. Here, we show that all three are localized to chloroplast nucleoids, which are associated with PGE...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768834/placentome-nutrient-transporters-and-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-proteins-are-altered-by-the-methionine-supply-during-late-gestation-in-dairy-cows-and-are-associated-with-newborn-birth-weight
#8
Fernanda Batistel, Abdulrahman Sm Alharthi, Ling Wang, Claudia Parys, Yuan-Xiang Pan, Felipe C Cardoso, Juan J Loor
Background: To our knowledge, most research demonstrating a link between maternal nutrition and both fetal growth and offspring development after birth has been performed with nonruminants. Whether such relationships exist in large ruminants is largely unknown.Objective: We aimed to investigate whether increasing the methionine supply during late pregnancy would alter uteroplacental tissue nutrient transporters and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and their relation with newborn body weight.Methods: Multiparous Holstein cows were used in a randomized complete block design experiment...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768505/tough-decoy-targeting-of-predominant-let-7-mirna-species-in-adult-human-hematopoietic-cells
#9
Jaira F de Vasconcellos, Colleen Byrnes, Y Terry Lee, Joshua M Allwardt, Megha Kaushal, Antoinette Rabel, Jeffery L Miller
BACKGROUND: In humans, the heterochronic cascade composed of the RNA-binding protein LIN28 and its major target, the let-7 family of microRNAs (miRNAs), is highly regulated during human erythroid ontogeny. Additionally, down-regulation of the let-7 miRNAs in cultured adult CD34(+) cells or the over-expression of LIN28 in cultured erythrocytes from pediatric patients with HbSS genotype causes increased levels of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in the range of 19-40% of the total. Therefore, we hypothesized that focused targeting of individual let-7 miRNA family members would exhibit regulatory effect on HbF expression in human adult erythroblasts...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767077/gut-liver-axis-derangement-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#10
REVIEW
Marco Poeta, Luca Pierri, Pietro Vajro
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent type of chronic liver disease in the pediatric age group, paralleling an obesity pandemic. A "multiple-hit" hypothesis has been invoked to explain its pathogenesis. The "first hit" is liver lipid accumulation in obese children with insulin resistance. In the absence of significant lifestyle modifications leading to weight loss and increased physical activity, other factors may act as "second hits" implicated in liver damage progression leading to more severe forms of inflammation and hepatic fibrosis...
August 2, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765932/fgf18-inhibits-mc3t3%C3%A2-e1-cell-osteogenic-differentiation-via-the-erk-signaling-pathway
#11
Feng Zhai, Na Song, Jisheng Ma, Weiyue Gong, Haishan Tian, Xiaokun Li, Chao Jiang, Haijun Wang
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 18 is a member of the FGF family and serves a key role in skeletal growth and development. The present study investigated the effect of FGF18 on pre‑osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells and the signaling pathways involved by performing an alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction. MC3T3‑E1 cells incubated in a culture medium supplemented with FGF18 exhibited increased viability when compared with the untreated control cells. In addition, ALP activity was decreased in MC3T3‑E1 cells treated with FGF18 plus an osteogenic medium (OM) for 7 and 14 days when compared with untreated and OM‑treated controls...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765775/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-polymorphism-interaction-with-spirulina-immunomodulatory-effects-in-healthy-korean-elderly-a-16-week-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#12
Hee Jung Park, Hyun Sook Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Spirulina is a known a functional food related to lipid profiles, immune functions, and antioxidant capacity. Circulating monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) level is associated with inflammation markers. Single nucleotide polymorphism in the MCP-1 promoter region -2518 have been identified and shown to affect gene transcription. Gene variation may also impact functional food supplementary effects. The current study investigated the interaction of MCP-1 -2518 polymorphism with spirulina supplements on anti-inflammatory capacity in Korean elderly...
August 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753977/in-vitro-preservation-of-transgenic-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-l-plants-overexpressing-the-stress-related-slareb1-transcription-factor
#13
Ayed M Al-Abdallat, Rida A Shibli, Muhanad W Akash, Manar Rabbaa, Tamara Al-Qudah
In vitro preservation of transgenic tomato lines overexpressing the stress-responsive transcription factor SlAREB1 was studied by using slow growth and cryopreservation techniques. Slow growth preservation was performed by using different concentrations of sucrose (0, 100, 200, 300 mm) and abscisic acid (0, 4, 8, 12 μm) in Murashige and Skoog (MS) media, while cryopreservation was conducted by using encapsulation dehydration, V-cryoplates and seeds. Significant differences were observed between tested lines grown on MS media supplemented with 200 mm sucrose where transgenic lines overexpressing SlAREB1 showed improved growth when compared with negative control...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747176/comparative-rna-seq-based-transcriptome-profiling-of-waterlogging-response-in-cucumber-hypocotyls-reveals-novel-insights-into-the-de-novo-adventitious-root-primordia-initiation
#14
Xuewen Xu, Minyang Chen, Jing Ji, Qiang Xu, Xiaohua Qi, Xuehao Chen
BACKGROUND: Waterlogging is a serious abiotic stress to plant growth because it results in the decline in the supplement of oxygen to submerged tissues. Although cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is sensitive to waterlogging, its ability to generate adventitious roots (ARs) facilitates gas diffusion and increases plant survival when the oxygen concentration is decreased. To gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that enable de novo AR primordia emergence upon waterlogging, the RNA sequencing-based transcriptomic responses of two contrasting cucumber genotypes, Zaoer-N (waterlogging tolerant) and Pepino (waterlogging sensitive), which differed in their abilities to form AR were compared...
July 26, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746990/identification-of-a-gene-involved-in-negative-regulation-for-pyomelanin-production-in-ralstonia-solanacearum
#15
Shabir Ahmad, Seung Yeup Lee, Raees Khan, Hyun Gi Kong, Geun Ju Son, Nazish Roy, Kihyuck Choi, Seon-Woo Lee
Ralstonia solanacearum causes bacterial wilt in a wide variety of host plant species and produces a melanin-like blackish-brown pigment in stationary phase when grown in minimal medium supplemented with tyrosine. To study melanin production regulation in R. solanacearum, five mutants exhibiting over-production of melanin-like pigments were selected from a transposon (Tn) insertion mutant library of R. solanacearum SL341. Most of the mutants except one (SL341T) were not complemented by the original gene or over-produced melanins...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736298/calcitriol-mediated-reduction-in-ifn-%C3%AE-output-in-t-cell-large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-requires-vitamin-d-receptor-upregulation
#16
M Paige Kulling, C Kristine Olson, L Thomas Olson, E Cait Hamele, N Kathryn Carter, J David Feith, P Thomas Loughran
Constitutively activated STAT1 and elevated IFN-γ are both characteristic of T cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia (T-LGLL), a rare incurable leukemia with clonal expansion of cytotoxic T cells due to defective apoptosis. Interferon gamma (IFN-γ) is an inflammatory cytokine that correlates with worse progression and symptomology in multiple autoimmune diseases and cancers. In canonical IFN-γ-STAT1 signaling, IFN-γ activates STAT1, a transcription factor, via phosphorylation of tyrosine residue 701 (p-STAT1)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729247/adaptive-regulation-of-pancreatic-acinar-mitochondrial-thiamin-pyrophosphate-uptake-process-possible-involvement-of-epigenetic-mechanism-s
#17
Subrata Sabui, Veedamali S Subramanian, Rubina Kapadia, Hamid M Said
The essentiality of thiamin stems from its roles as a co-factor (mainly in the form of thiamin pyrophosphate, TPP) in critical metabolic reactions including oxidative energy metabolism and reduction of cellular oxidative stress. Like other mammalian cells, pancreatic acinar cells (PAC) obtain thiamin from their surroundings and convert it to TPP; mitochondria then take up TPP by a carrier-mediated process that involves the mitochondrial TPP (MTPP) transporter (MTPPT; product of SLC25A19 gene). Previous studies have characterized different physiological/biological aspects of the MTPP uptake process, but little is known about its possible adaptive-regulation...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719628/salt-tolerant-and-sensitive-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-cultivars-have-large-variations-in-defense-responses-to-the-lepidopteran-insect-spodoptera-litura-under-normal-and-salt-stress-condition
#18
Yunting Lei, Qing Liu, Christian Hettenhausen, Guoyan Cao, Qing Tan, Weiye Zhao, Honghui Lin, Jianqiang Wu
In nature, plants are often exposed to multiple stress factors at the same time. Yet, little is known about how plants modulate their physiology to counteract simultaneous abiotic and biotic stresses, such as soil salinity and insect herbivory. In this study, insect performance bioassays, phytohormone measurements, quantification of transcripts, and protein determination were employed to study the phenotypic variations of two alfalfa (Medicago sativa) cultivars in response to insect Spodoptera litura feeding under normal and salt stress condition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715254/effects-of-ethyl-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-on-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#19
Takayuki Bogaki, Keiichi Mitani, Yuki Oura, Kenji Ozeki
Ethyl α-d-glucoside (α-EG) is a glycoside present in sake, Japanese rice wine. Previous studies have reported that α-EG suppresses skin roughness after ultraviolet B irradiation, transepidermal water loss, and hepatic function disorder, and has a skin moisturizing effect. In this study, 0.48 μM of α-EG was found to increase the proliferation of normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDF) by 121.0%, and the amount of collagen I produced by NHDF increased by 159.6% at an α-EG concentration of 0.048 μM, compared to those in cells cultured without α-EG...
September 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713978/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell%C3%A2-derived-extracellular-vesicles-improve-the-survival-of-transplanted-fat-grafts
#20
He Huang, Shaoqing Feng, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Li, Peng Xu, Xiangsheng Wang, Ai Ai
Autologous fat grafting is a promising surgical technique for soft tissue augmentation, reconstruction and rejuvenation. However, it is limited by the low survival rate of the transplanted fat, due to the slow revascularization of such grafts. Previous studies have demonstrated that bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell‑derived extracellular vesicles (BMSC‑EVs) are proangiogenic. The present study aimed to investigate whether BMSC‑EVs could improve the survival of transplanted fat grafts. Extracellular vesicles were isolated from the supernatant of cultured rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, and characterized by flow cytometry and scanning electron microscopy...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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