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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534088/the-ppar-gamma-binding-sequence-pal3-is-necessary-for-basal-but-dispensable-for-high-fat-diet-regulated-human-renin-expression-in-the-kidney
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Peter Lachmann, Jenny Selbmann, Linda Hickmann, Bernd Hohenstein, Christian Hugo, Vladimir T Todorov
We reported earlier that PPAR-gamma regulates renin transcription through a human-specific atypical binding sequence termed hRen-Pal3. Here we developed a mouse model to investigate the functional relevance of the hRen-Pal3 sequence in vivo since it might be responsible for the increased renin production in obesity and thus for the development of accompanying arterial hypertension. We used bacterial artificial chromosome construct and co-placement strategy to generate two transgenic mouse lines expressing the human renin gene from identical genomic locus without affecting the intrinsic mouse renin expression...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533660/genes-emotions-and-gut-microbiota-the-next-frontier-for-the-gastroenterologist
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REVIEW
Arturo Panduro, Ingrid Rivera-Iñiguez, Maricruz Sepulveda-Villegas, Sonia Roman
Most medical specialties including the field of gastroenterology are mainly aimed at treating diseases rather than preventing them. Genomic medicine studies the health/disease process based on the interaction of the human genes with the environment. The gastrointestinal (GI) system is an ideal model to analyze the interaction between our genes, emotions and the gut microbiota. Based on the current knowledge, this mini-review aims to provide an integrated synopsis of this interaction to achieve a better understanding of the GI disorders related to bad eating habits and stress-related disease...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533336/a-coding-variant-in-the-gene-bardet-biedl-syndrome-4-bbs4-is-associated-with-a-novel-form-of-canine-progressive-retinal-atrophy
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Tracy Chew, Bianca Haase, Roslyn Bathgate, Cali E Willet, Maria K Kaukonen, Lisa J Mascord, Hannes T Lohi, Claire M Wade
Progressive retinal atrophy is a common cause of blindness in the dog and affects over 100 breeds. It is characterized by gradual vision loss that occurs due to the degeneration of photoreceptor cells in the retina. Similar to the human counterpart retinitis pigmentosa, the canine disorder is clinically and genetically heterogeneous and the underlying cause remains unknown for many cases. We use a positional candidate gene approach to identify putative variants in the Hungarian Puli breed using genotyping data of 14 family-based samples (CanineHD BeadChip array, Illumina) and whole genome sequencing data of two proband and two parental samples (Illumina HiSeq 2000)...
May 22, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529330/dietary-medium-chain-saturated-fatty-acids-induce-gene-expression-of-energy-metabolism-related-pathways-in-adipose-tissue-of-abdominally-obese-subjects
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J C Matualatupauw, M Bohl, S Gregersen, K Hermansen, L A Afman
BACKGROUND: Dietary medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MC-SFAs) have been shown to reduce total body fat. Previously, we showed that MC-SFAs prevent body fat accumulation, despite weight gain. Here, we aim to explore potential molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effect of MC-SFAs on body fat gain. METHODS: The DairyHealth study examined the long-term effects of milk protein and milk fat with a low or high content of MC-SFA. In this 12 week, randomized, double-blind, diet intervention study, participants consumed 60 g milk protein (whey or casein) and 63 g milk fat (high MC-SFA or low MC-SFA) daily in a 2 by 2 factorial design...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529328/perivascular-adipose-tissue-epiphenomenon-or-local-risk-factor
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REVIEW
K Schäfer, I Drosos, S Konstantinides
Obesity is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk, but the mechanisms underlying the link between increased body weight and vascular disease are incompletely understood. Over the past 15 years, perivascular adipose tissue has emerged as active component of the vessel wall involved in vascular homeostasis. However, perivascular adipose tissue can adopt detrimental properties under the influence of obesity and other factors and contribute actively to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. Conversely, changes of the vessel wall may negatively affect perivascular adipose tissue qualities...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517981/a-systematic-review-of-studies-of-dna-methylation-in-the-context-of-a-weight-loss-intervention
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Lucia Aronica, A Joan Levine, Kevin Brennan, Jeffrey Mi, Christopher Gardner, Robert W Haile, Megan P Hitchins
AIM: Obesity results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors, which may involve epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation (DNAm). MATERIALS & METHODS: We have followed the PRISMA protocol to select studies that analyzed DNAm at baseline and end point of a weight loss intervention using either candidate-locus or genome-wide approaches. RESULTS: Six genes displayed weight loss associated DNAm across four out of nine genome-wide studies...
May 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515345/genetic-factors-associated-with-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ranran Tang, Heng Liu, Yingdi Yuan, Kaipeng Xie, Pengfei Xu, Xiaoyun Liu, Juan Wen
Although the metabolic syndrome is a commonplace topic, its potential threats to public health is a problem that cannot be neglected. As the living conditions improved significantly over the past few years, the morbidity of metabolic syndrome has also steadily risen, and the onset age is becoming younger. The hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is one of the most prevalent life-threatening human cancers worldwide, incidence of which is also on the rise, gradually occupied the top of the list associated with metabolic syndrome related complication...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511646/emergence-of-microbial-diversity-due-to-cross-feeding-interactions-in-a-spatial-model-of-gut-microbial-metabolism
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Milan J A van Hoek, Roeland M H Merks
BACKGROUND: The human gut contains approximately 10(14) bacteria, belonging to hundreds of different species. Together, these microbial species form a complex food web that can break down nutrient sources that our own digestive enzymes cannot handle, including complex polysaccharides, producing short chain fatty acids and additional metabolites, e.g., vitamin K. Microbial diversity is important for colonic health: Changes in the composition of the microbiota have been associated with inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obesity and Crohn's disease, and make the microbiota more vulnerable to infestation by harmful species, e...
May 16, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510637/telomeres-nutrition-and-longevity-can-we-really-navigate-our-aging
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Nikolina Škrobot Vidacek, Lucia Nanic, Sanda Ravlic, Mary Sopta, Marko Geric, Goran Gajski, Vera Garaj-Vrhovac, Ivica Rubelj
Telomeres are dynamic chromosome-end structures that serve as guardians of genome stability. They are known to be one of the major determinants of aging and longevity in higher mammals. Studies have demonstrated a direct correlation between telomere length and life expectancy, stress, DNA damage, and onset of aging-related diseases. This review discusses the most important factors that influence our telomeres. Various genetic and environmental factors such as diet, physical activity, obesity, and stress are known to influence health and longevity as well as telomere dynamics...
May 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506730/-the-human-gut-microbiota-interactions-with-the-host-and-dysfunctions
#10
P Lepage
The human intestinal microbiota is composed of approximately 100,000 billion microorganisms with the average total number of different commensal bacterial species estimated at over 500 per individual. The human intestinal microbiota can be considered as an organ within another, which co-evolved with its host to achieve a symbiotic relationship leading to physiological homeostasis. The host provides an environment enriched in nutrients and the microbiota provides essential functions. Dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota (changes in bacterial composition) has been associated with local dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract, such as inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome but also with obesity and metabolic diseases...
May 12, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504003/different-metabolic-responses-induced-by-long-term-interdisciplinary-therapy-in-obese-adolescents-related-to-ace-i-d-polymorphism
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Sandro S Almeida, Flavia C Corgosinho, Carlos En Amorim, Marcos F Gregnani, Raquel Ms Campos, Deborah Cl Masquio, Priscila L Sanches, Aline P Ganen, João B Pesquero, Ana R Dâmaso, Marco T Mello, Sergio Tufik, Ronaldo C Araújo
INTRODUCTION: The main purpose of the present study was to investigate whether I/D polymorphism of the ACE gene might affect metabolic changes related to the metabolic syndrome through a long-term interdisciplinary therapy in obese adolescents. METHODS: In total, 125 obese adolescents who entered the interdisciplinary obesity programme were assigned to the following two subgroups: metabolic syndrome or non-metabolic syndrome. They were evaluated at baseline and after 1 year...
April 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496128/a-systems-genetics-approach-identified-gpd1l-and-its-molecular-mechanism-for-obesity-in-human-adipose-tissue
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Hao He, Dianjianyi Sun, Yong Zeng, Ruifeng Wang, Wei Zhu, Shaolong Cao, George A Bray, Wei Chen, Hui Shen, Frank M Sacks, Lu Qi, Hong-Wen Deng
To explore novel molecular mechanisms underlying obesity, we applied a systems genetics framework to integrate risk genetic loci from the largest body mass index (BMI) genome-wide association studies (GWAS) meta-analysis with mRNA and microRNA profiling in adipose tissue from 200 subjects. One module was identified to be most significantly associated with obesity and other metabolic traits. We identified eight hub genes which likely play important roles in obesity metabolism and identified microRNAs that significantly negatively correlated with hub genes...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494500/exercise-as-an-effective-transgenerational-strategy-to-overcome-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-future-generation-are-we-there
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Ramires Alsamir Tibana, Octávio Luiz Franco, Rinaldo Wellerson Pereira, James Navalta, Jonato Prestes
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) consist in a combination of cardiovascular risk factors including elevated blood pressure, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and abdominal obesity. Exercise performed before, during and after pregnancy can exert positive effects to counteract MetS risk factors. Here this review aims to analyze the effects of exercise performed before (fathers and mothers) and after periconception (mothers) by using experimental models and its effects on MetS risk factors in offspring...
May 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490765/effect-of-genomics-related-literacy-on-non-communicable-diseases
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Sho Nakamura, Hiroto Narimatsu, Kayoko Katayama, Ri Sho, Takashi Yoshioka, Akira Fukao, Takamasa Kayama
Recent progress in genomic research has raised expectations for the development of personalized preventive medicine, although genomics-related literacy of patients will be essential. Thus, enhancing genomics-related literacy is crucial, particularly for individuals with low genomics-related literacy because they might otherwise miss the opportunity to receive personalized preventive care. This should be especially emphasized when a lack of genomics-related literacy is associated with elevated disease risk, because patients could therefore be deprived of the added benefits of preventive interventions; however, whether such an association exists is unclear...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487438/the-niemann-pick-c1-gene-interacts-with-a-high-fat-diet-to-promote-weight-gain-through-differential-regulation-of-central-energy-metabolism-pathways
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Joseph J Castillo, David Jelinek, Hao Wei, Nicholas P Gannon, Roger A Vaughan, L John Horwood, F John Meaney, Randi Garcia-Smith, Kristina A Trujillo, Randall A Heidenreich, David Meyre, Robert A Orlando, Renee C LeBoeuf, William S Garver
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) reported that common variation in the human Niemann-Pick C1 gene (NPC1) is associated with morbid adult obesity. This study was confirmed using our BALB/cJ Npc1 mouse model, whereby heterozygous mice (Npc1(+/-)) with decreased gene dosage were susceptible to weight gain when fed a high-fat diet (HFD) compared to homozygous normal mice (Npc1(+/+)) fed the same diet. The objective for our current study was to validate this Npc1 gene-diet interaction using statistical modeling with fitted growth trajectories, conduct body weight analyses for different measures, and define the physiological basis responsible for weight gain...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482349/genomics-of-cardiometabolic-disorders-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Sally N Adebamowo, Fasil Tekola-Ayele, Adebowale A Adeyemo, Charles N Rotimi
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is experiencing a growing burden of cardiometabolic disorders, including diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, coronary heart disease, and stroke. The increasing trends are expected to accelerate as SSA continues to experience economic progress, population growth, and the shift from communicable to noncommunicable diseases. These complex disorders are caused by multiple, potentially interacting, environmental, and genetic factors. While considerable progress has been made in the identification of the sociocultural, demographic, and lifestyle risk factors for cardiometabolic disorders, many genetic factors that underlie individual susceptibility to these diseases remain largely unknown...
May 9, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481699/obesity-is-associated-with-depot-specific-alterations-in-adipocyte-dna-methylation-and-gene-expression
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Si Brask Sonne, Rachita Yadav, Guangliang Yin, Marlene Danner Dalgaard, Lene Secher Myrmel, Ramneek Gupta, Jun Wang, Lise Madsen, Shingo Kajimura, Karsten Kristiansen
The present study aimed to identify genes exhibiting concomitant obesity-dependent changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in adipose tissues in the mouse using diet-induced obese (DIO) C57BL/6J and genetically obese ob/ob mice as models. Mature adipocytes were isolated from epididymal and inguinal adipose tissues of ob/ob and DIO C57BL/6J mice. DNA methylation was analyzed by MeDIP-sequencing and gene expression by microarray analysis. The majority of differentially methylated regions (DMRs) were hypomethylated in obese mice...
April 18, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476931/a-genome-wide-association-study-using-a-custom-genotyping-array-identifies-variants-in-gpr158-associated-with-reduced-energy-expenditure-in-american-indians
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Paolo Piaggi, Ivica Masindova, Yunhua L Muller, Josep Mercader, Gregory B Wiessner, Peng Chen, Sayuko Kobes, Wen-Chi Hsueh, Milliejoan Mongalo, William C Knowler, Jonathan Krakoff, Robert L Hanson, Clifton Bogardus, Leslie J Baier
Pima Indians living in Arizona suffer from a high prevalence of obesity, and we have previously shown that a relatively lower energy expenditure (EE) predicts weight and fat mass gain in this population. Energy expenditure (EE) is a familial trait (heritability=0.52); therefore, in the current study, we aimed to identify genetic variants that affect EE and thereby influence BMI and body fatness in Pima Indians.Genotypic data from 491,265 variants were analyzed for association with resting metabolic rate (RMR) and 24-h EE assessed in a whole-room calorimeter in 507 and 419 Pima Indians, respectively...
May 5, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474384/exploring-genetic-susceptibility-to-obesity-through-genome-functional-pathway-analysis
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Alexander P Gabrielli, Ann M Manzardo, Merlin G Butler
OBJECTIVE: Obesity has been reaching epidemic levels in recent decades, with a growing body of research identifying predisposing genetic components. To explore the relationship of genetic factors contributing to obesity, an analytical computer-based gene-profiling approach utilizing an updated list of clinically relevant and known obesity-related genes was undertaken. METHODS: An updated list of 494 genes reportedly associated with obesity was compiled, and the GeneAnalytics profiling software was utilized to interrogate genomic databases from GeneCards® to cross-reference obesity gene sets against tissues and cells, diseases, genetic pathways, gene ontology (GO)-biological processes and GO-molecular functions, phenotypes, and compounds...
May 5, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473884/characterisation-of-adipocyte-derived-extracellular-vesicle-subtypes-identifies-distinct-protein-and-lipid-signatures-for-large-and-small-extracellular-vesicles
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Maëva Durcin, Audrey Fleury, Emiliane Taillebois, Grégory Hilairet, Zuzana Krupova, Céline Henry, Sandrine Truchet, Martin Trötzmüller, Harald Köfeler, Guillaume Mabilleau, Olivier Hue, Ramaroson Andriantsitohaina, Patrice Martin, Soazig Le Lay
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are biological vectors that can modulate the metabolism of target cells by conveying signalling proteins and genomic material. The level of EVs in plasma is significantly increased in cardiometabolic diseases associated with obesity, suggesting their possible participation in the development of metabolic dysfunction. With regard to the poor definition of adipocyte-derived EVs, the purpose of this study was to characterise both qualitatively and quantitatively EVs subpopulations secreted by fat cells...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
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