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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092763/growth-and-antioxidant-defense-responses-of-wheat-seedlings-to-di-n-butyl-phthalate-and-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-stress
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Minling Gao, Youming Dong, Ze Zhang, Wenhua Song, Yun Qi
Phthalate acid esters (PAEs) are vital environmental hormone-like chemicals that are noxious to plants, animals, and human beings. In this study, the influences of di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) and di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) on the seed germination, root morphology, and various physiological changes of wheat seedlings were investigated by analyzing superoxide anion (O2(-)) accumulation, antioxidant enzyme activity, and lipid peroxidation. DBP and DEHP were found to obviously inhibit germination only at high concentrations, but significantly affected root morphology even at lower concentrations...
January 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092182/an-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-selective-agonist-inhibits-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-preclinical-models-by-regulating-bile-acid-and-xenobiotic-receptors
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Suriyan Ponnusamy, Quynh T Tran, Thirumagal Thiyagarajan, Duane D Miller, Dave Bridges, Ramesh Narayanan
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) affects 8-10 million people in the US and up to 75% of obese individuals. Despite this, there are no approved oral therapeutics to treat NASH and therefore the need for novel approaches exists. The estrogen receptor β (ER-β)-selective agonist, β-LGND2, inhibits body weight and white adipose tissue, and increases metabolism, resulting in higher energy expenditure and thermogenesis. Due to favorable effects of β-LGND2 on obesity, we hypothesized that β-LGND2 will prevent NASH directly by reducing lipid accumulation in the liver or indirectly by favorably changing body composition...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091954/methane-alleviates-copper-induced-seed-germination-inhibition-and-oxidative-stress-in-medicago-sativa
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Muhammad Kaleem Samma, Heng Zhou, Weiti Cui, Kaikai Zhu, Jing Zhang, Wenbiao Shen
Recent results discovered the protective roles of methane (CH4) against oxidative stress in animals. However, the possible physiological roles of CH4 in plants are still unknown. By using physiological, histochemical and molecular approaches, the beneficial role of CH4 in germinating alfalfa seeds upon copper (Cu) stress was evaluated. Endogenous production of CH4 was significantly increased in Cu-stressed alfalfa seeds, which was mimicked by 0.39 mM CH4. The pretreatment with CH4 significantly alleviated the inhibition of seed germination and seedling growth induced by Cu stress...
January 13, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090342/-1-h-mrs-measured-ectopic-fat-in-liver-and-muscle-is-associated-with-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-danish-girls-but-not-in-boys-with-overweight-and-obesity
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A Nissen, C E Fonvig, E Chabanova, C Bøjsøe, C Trier, O Pedersen, T Hansen, H S Thomsen, J-C Holm
BACKGROUND: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a complication to overweight and obesity, which can be observed already in childhood. Ectopic lipid accumulation in muscle and liver has been shown to associate with the development of insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Thus, the interaction between MetS and ectopic fat may offer clinical relevance. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of MetS, or components hereof, and ectopic fat accumulation in liver and skeletal muscle tissue in children, as well as interactions between these...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089906/adenosine-signaling-in-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-cardiovascular-and-renal-complications
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Maria Peleli, Mattias Carlstrom
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by abnormal glucose and lipid metabolism, and subsequent hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, which results from defects in pancreatic beta islets insulin secretion and/or decreased insulin sensitivity in metabolically active organs (i.e. liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue). Accumulating evidence highlights a critical role for the adenosine system in the regulation of insulin and glucose homeostasis and the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Adenosine is a key diverse extracellular signaling molecule that regulates several aspects of tissue function by activating four G-protein-coupled receptors (i...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089346/detection-of-unusual-very-long-chain-fatty-acid-and-ether-lipid-derivatives-in-the-fibroblasts-and-plasma-of-patients-with-peroxisomal-diseases-using-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Shigeo Takashima, Kayoko Toyoshi, Takahiro Itoh, Naomi Kajiwara, Ayako Honda, Akiko Ohba, Shoko Takemoto, Satoshi Yoshida, Nobuyuki Shimozawa
Metabolic changes occur in patients with peroxisomal diseases owing to impairments in the genes involved in peroxisome function. For diagnostic purposes, saturated very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFAs) such as C24:0 and C26:0, phytanic acid, pristanic acid, and plasmalogens are often measured as metabolic hallmarks. As the direct pathology of peroxisomal disease is yet to be fully elucidated, we sought to explore the fatty acid species that accumulate in patients with peroxisomal diseases. We developed a method for detecting a range of fatty acids implicated in peroxisomal diseases such as Zellweger syndrome (ZS) and X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD)...
January 7, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088959/-effect-of-exendin-4-on-lipid-deposition-in-skeletal-muscle-of-diet-induced-obese-mice-and-its-underlying-mechanism
#7
H Y Cao, F Xu, Z L Chen, B S Lin, X B Zheng, S H Yuan, H Liang, J P Weng
Objective: To investigate the effect of exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, on reducing lipid deposition and improving insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and the underlying mechanisms in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice. Methods: Twelve male C57BL/6J mice were challenged with HFD for 12 weeks to induce obesity and then randomly divided into two groups: exendin-4 group (intraperitoneal injection of 24 nmol·kg(-1)·d(-1) exendin-4 for 4 weeks) and HFD group (intraperitoneal injection of normal saline for 4 weeks), with 6 mice in each group...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088781/mir-30c-5p-ameliorates-hepatic-steatosis-in-leptin-receptor-deficient-db-db-mice-via-down-regulating-fasn
#8
Jiahui Fan, Huaping Li, Xiang Nie, Zhongwei Yin, Yanru Zhao, Chen Chen, Dao Wen Wang
Approximately 15-40% of the general adult population suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) worldwide. However, no drug is currently licensed for its treatment. In this study, we observed a significant reduction of miR-30c-5p in the liver of leptin receptor-deficient (db/db) mice. Remarkably, recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-mediated delivery of miR-30c-5p was sufficient to attenuate triglyceride accumulation and hepatic steatosis in db/db mice. Through computational prediction, KEGG analysis and Ago2 co-immunoprecipitation, we identified that miR-30c-5p directly targeted fatty acid synthase, a key enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis...
January 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088385/flavonoid-derivative-fla-cn-inhibited-adipocyte-differentiation-via-activating-ampk-and-up-regulating-microrna-27-in-3t3-l1-cells
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Chun-Chun Gan, Tian-Wen Ni, Yang Yu, Nan Qin, Ying Chen, Mei-Na Jin, Hong-Quan Duan
Fla-CN (3-O-[(E)-4-(4-cyanophenyl)-2-oxobut-3-en-1-yl] kaempferol) is a semi-synthesized flavonoid derivative of tiliroside which exhibited anti-diabetic effect in vivo. Our previous study revealed the role of Fla-CN in anti-obesity and anti-diabetes in vivo, but the underlying mechanism remained to be addressed. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of anti-adipogenesis in vitro. Fla-CN markedly inhibited intracellular lipid accumulation in a dose-dependent manner, and the inhibitory effect was mainly limited to the early stage of adipocyte differentiation in vitro...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088384/the-signalling-mechanisms-of-a-novel-mitochondrial-complex-i-inhibitor-prevent-lipid-accumulation-and-attenuate-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-insulin-resistance-in-vitro
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Siobhán Leonard, Laura M Tobin, John B C Findlay
RTC-1 has recently been identified as a member of a new class of anti-diabetic compounds acting through the inhibition of complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase) to improve glucose handling and inhibit weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). The exact mechanism by which the reduced activity of NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase, in response to RTC-1, promotes these improved metabolic parameters remains to be established. Through extensive in vitro analysis, new molecular insights into these downstream signalling pathways have been obtained...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088292/human-fetal-intestinal-epithelial-cells-metabolize-and-incorporate-branched-chain-fatty-acids-in-a-structure-specific-manner
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Lei Liu, Zhen Wang, Hui Gyu Park, Chuang Xu, Peter Lawrence, Xueli Su, Vasuki Wijendran, W Allan Walker, Kumar S D Kothapalli, J Thomas Brenna
BACKGROUND: Branched chain fatty acids (BCFA) are constituents of gastrointestinal (GI) tract in healthy newborn human infants, reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in a neonatal rat model, and are incorporated into small intestine cellular lipids in vivo. We hypothesize that BCFA are taken up, metabolized and incorporated into human fetal cells in vitro. METHODS: Human H4 cells, a fetal non-transformed primary small intestine cell line, were incubated with albumin-bound non-esterified anteiso-17:0, iso-16:0, iso-18:0 and/or iso-20:0, and FA profiles in lipid fractions were analyzed...
January 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088260/korean-chungtaejeon-tea-extract-attenuates-body-weight-gain-in-c57bl-6j-lep-ob-ob-mice-and-regulates-adipogenesis-and-lipolysis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Bhesh Raj Sharma, Dong Wook Kim, Dong Young Rhyu
OBJECTIVE: Traditional Korean Chungtaejeon (CTJ) tea is a type of fermented tea, which has received increasing attention in recent years because of its purported health benefits. The present study was designed to investigate the effect and mechanism of CTJ tea extract on body weight gain using C57BL/6J-Lep ob/ob mice and 3T3-L1 adipocytes, respectively. METHODS: The effects of CTJ on cell viability, lipid accumulation, and expression of protein and mRNA were measured in 3T3-L1 adipocytes by using 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, oil red O staining, Western blotting, and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analyses...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088205/quercetin-improves-macrophage-reverse-cholesterol-transport-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Yingjie Cui, Pengbo Hou, Fahui Li, Qinghua Liu, Shucun Qin, Guanghai Zhou, Xuelian Xu, Yanhong Si, Shoudong Guo
BACKGROUND: Quercetin, one of the most widely distributed flavonoids in plants, has been demonstrated to reduce hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerotic lesion formation. Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) plays a crucial role in exporting cholesterol from peripheral cells, which is one mechanism utilized in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study is to investigate whether quercetin reduces lipid accumulation by improving RCT in vivo. METHODS: Apolipoprotein E-deficient mice fed a high-fat diet were used to investigate the effect of quercetin on RCT by an isotope tracing method, and the underlying mechanisms were clarified by molecular techniques...
January 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088078/genetically-tailored-magnetosomes-used-as-mri-probe-for-molecular-imaging-of-brain-tumor
#14
M Boucher, F Geffroy, S Prévéral, L Bellanger, E Selingue, G Adryanczyk-Perrier, M Péan, C T Lefèvre, D Pignol, N Ginet, S Mériaux
We investigate here the potential of single step production of genetically engineered magnetosomes, bacterial biogenic iron-oxide nanoparticles embedded in a lipid vesicle, as a new tailorable magnetic resonance molecular imaging probe. We demonstrate in vitro the specific binding and the significant internalization into U87 cells of magnetosomes decorated with RGD peptide. After injection at the tail vein of glioblastoma-bearing mice, we evidence in the first 2 h the rapid accumulation of both unlabeled and functionalized magnetosomes inside the tumor by Enhanced Permeability and Retention effects...
December 19, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088020/sulphur-alters-chromium-vi-toxicity-in-solanum-melongena-seedlings-role-of-sulphur-assimilation-and-sulphur-containing-antioxidants
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Madhulika Singh, Bishwajit Kumar Kushwaha, Samiksha Singh, Vipin Kumar, Vijay Pratap Singh, Sheo Mohan Prasad
The present study investigates modulation in hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI) 25 μM] toxicity by sulphur (S; 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mM S as low (LS), medium (MS) and high sulphur (HS), respectively) in Solanum melongena (eggplant) seedlings. Biomass accumulation (fresh and dry weights), photosynthetic pigments, photosynthetic oxygen evolution and S content were declined by Cr(VI) toxicity. Furthermore, fluorescence characteristics (JIP-test) were also affected by Cr(VI), but Cr(VI) toxicity on photosystem II photochemistry was ameliorated by HS treatment via reducing damaging effect on PS II reaction centre and its reduction side...
December 27, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087808/identification-of-a-novel-liver-x-receptor-agonist-that-regulates-the-expression-of-key-cholesterol-homeostasis-genes-with-distinct-pharmacological-characteristics
#16
Ni Li, Xiao Wang, Yanni Xu, Yuan Lin, Ningyu Zhu, Peng Liu, Duo Lu, Shuyi Si
Activation of Liver X receptor (LXR) is associated with cholesterol metabolism and anti-inflammatory processes, which makes beneficial to anti-atherosclerosis. Nevertheless, existing agonists which target LXR, for example TO901317, are related to unwanted side-effects. In the present study, using a screening method we identified IMB-808, which displayed potent dual LXRα/β agonistic activity. In vitro, IMB-808 effectively increased the expressing quantity of genes related to reverse cholesterol transport process as well as those associated with cholesterol metabolism pathway in multiple cell lines...
January 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087695/novel-interconnections-in-lipid-metabolism-revealed-by-overexpression-of-sphingomyelin-synthase-1
#17
Gergana M Deevska, Patrick P Dotson, Alexander A Karakashian, Giorgis Isaac, Mark Wrona, Samuel B Kelly, Alfred H Merrill, Mariana N Nikolova-Karakashian
This study investigates the consequences of elevating sphingomyelin synthase 1 (SMS1) activity, which generates the main mammalian sphingolipid, sphingomyelin. HepG2 cells stably transfected with SMS1 (HepG2-SMS1), exhibit elevated enzyme activity in vitro and increased sphingomyelin content (mainly C22:0- and C24:0-sphingomyelin), but lower hexosylceramide (Hex-Cer) levels. HepG2-SMS1 cells have less triacylglycerols than controls but similar diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity, triacylglycerol secretion, and mitochondrial function...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086886/biochemical-mechanism-underlying-hypertriglyceridemia-and-hepatic-steatosis-hepatomegaly-induced-by-acute-schisandrin-b-treatment-in-mice
#18
Yi Zhang, Jing Zhao, Shu-Feng Zhou, Zhi-Ling Yu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Pei-Li Zhu, Zhu-Sheng Chu, Si-Yuan Pan, Ming Xie, Kam-Ming Ko
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that acute oral administration of schisandrin B (Sch B), an active dibenzocyclooctadiene isolated from Schisandrae Fructus (a commonly used traditional Chinese herb), increased serum and hepatic triglyceride (TG) levels and hepatic mass in mice. The present study aimed to investigate the biochemical mechanism underlying the Sch B-induced hypertriglyceridemia, hepatic steatosis and hepatomegaly. METHODS: Male ICR mice were given a single oral dose of Sch B (0...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086806/age-related-macular-degeneration-associated-polymorphism-rs10490924-in-arms2-results-in-deficiency-of-a-complement-activator
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Sven Micklisch, Yuchen Lin, Saskia Jacob, Marcus Karlstetter, Katharina Dannhausen, Prasad Dasari, Monika von der Heide, Hans-Martin Dahse, Lisa Schmölz, Felix Grassmann, Medhanie Alene, Sascha Fauser, Harald Neumann, Stefan Lorkowski, Diana Pauly, Bernhard H Weber, Antonia M Joussen, Thomas Langmann, Peter F Zipfel, Christine Skerka
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The polymorphism rs10490924 in the ARMS2 gene is highly associated with AMD and linked to an indel mutation (del443ins54), the latter inducing mRNA instability. At present, the function of the ARMS2 protein, the exact cellular sources in the retina and the biological consequences of the rs10490924 polymorphism are unclear. METHODS: Recombinant ARMS2 was expressed in Pichia pastoris, and protein functions were studied regarding cell surface binding and complement activation in human serum using fluoresence-activated cell sorting (FACS) as well as laser scanning microscopy (LSM)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086802/brain-metabolic-pattern-analysis-using-a-magnetic-resonance-spectra-classification-software-in-experimental-stroke
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Elena Jiménez-Xarrié, Myriam Davila, Ana Paula Candiota, Raquel Delgado-Mederos, Sandra Ortega-Martorell, Margarida Julià-Sapé, Carles Arús, Joan Martí-Fàbregas
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides non-invasive information about the metabolic pattern of the brain parenchyma in vivo. The SpectraClassifier software performs MRS pattern-recognition by determining the spectral features (metabolites) which can be used objectively to classify spectra. Our aim was to develop an Infarct Evolution Classifier and a Brain Regions Classifier in a rat model of focal ischemic stroke using SpectraClassifier. RESULTS: A total of 164 single-voxel proton spectra obtained with a 7 Tesla magnet at an echo time of 12 ms from non-infarcted parenchyma, subventricular zones and infarcted parenchyma were analyzed with SpectraClassifier ( http://gabrmn...
January 13, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
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