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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342166/effects-of-vitamin-d-on-insulin-resistance-and-myosteatosis-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Elisa Benetti, Raffaella Mastrocola, Fausto Chiazza, Debora Nigro, Giuseppe D'Antona, Valentina Bordano, Roberto Fantozzi, Manuela Aragno, Massimo Collino, Marco Alessandro Minetto
Epidemiological studies pointed out to a strong association between vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes prevalence. However, the role of vitamin D supplementation in the skeletal muscle, a tissue that play a crucial role in the maintenance of glucose homeostasis, has been scarcely investigated so far. On this basis, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation in a murine model of diet-induced insulin resistance with particular attention to the effects evoked on the skeletal muscle...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337308/rage-binds-preamyloid-iapp-intermediates-and-mediates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-proteotoxicity
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Andisheh Abedini, Ping Cao, Annette Plesner, Jinghua Zhang, Meilun He, Julia Derk, Sachi A Patil, Rosa Rosario, Jacqueline Lonier, Fei Song, Hyunwook Koh, Huilin Li, Daniel P Raleigh, Ann Marie Schmidt
Islet amyloidosis is characterized by the aberrant accumulation of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) in pancreatic islets, resulting in β cell toxicity, which exacerbates type 2 diabetes and islet transplant failure. It is not fully clear how IAPP induces cellular stress or how IAPP-induced toxicity can be prevented or treated. We recently defined the properties of toxic IAPP species. Here, we have identified a receptor-mediated mechanism of islet amyloidosis-induced proteotoxicity. In human diabetic pancreas and in cellular and mouse models of islet amyloidosis, increased expression of the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) correlated with human IAPP-induced (h-IAPP-induced) β cell and islet inflammation, toxicity, and apoptosis...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332040/synthetic-fragment-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-prevents-memory-loss-and-protects-brain-neurons-in-olfactory-bulbectomized-mice
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Olga M Volpina, Alexandr N Samokhin, Dmitriy O Koroev, Inna V Nesterova, Tatyana D Volkova, Natalia I Medvinskaya, Pavel V Nekrasov, Olga G Tatarnikova, Anna V Kamynina, Samson M Balasanyants, Tamara A Voronina, Alexey M Kulikov, Natalia V Bobkova
Activation of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) plays an essential role in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is known that the soluble isoform of the receptor binds to ligands and prevents negative effects of the receptor activation. We proposed that peptide fragments from RAGE prevent negative effects of the receptor activation during AD neurodegeneration. We have synthesized peptide fragments from surface-exposed regions of RAGE. Peptides were intranasally administrated into olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) mice, which developed some characteristics similar to AD neurodegeneration...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329449/lack-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-leads-to-less-severe-staphylococcal-skin-infection-but-more-skin-abscesses-and-prolonged-wound-healing
#4
Manli Na, Majd Mohammad, Ying Fei, Wanzhong Wang, André Holdfeldt, Huamei Forsman, Abukar Ali, Rille Pullerits, Tao Jin
Background: Lack of Receptor for Advanced Glycation End products (RAGE) ameliorates several infections including Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pneumonia. We sought to investigate the role of RAGE in staphylococcal skin infection in mice. Methods: Wild-type (WT) and RAGE deficient (RAGE-/-) mice were subcutaneously inoculated with S. aureus SH1000 strain in abscess forming dose or necrotic dose. Clinical signs of dermatitis, along with histopathological changes, were compared between the groups...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329433/rage-mediates-a%C3%AE-accumulation-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-via-modulation-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-secretase-activity
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Fang Fang, Qing Yu, Ottavio Arancio, Doris Chen, Smruti S Gore, Shi Fang Yan, Shirley ShiDu Yan
Receptor for Advanced Glycation End products (RAGE) has been implicated in amyloid β-peptide (Aβ)-induced perturbation relevant to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, whether and how RAGE regulates Aβ metabolism remains largely unknown. Aβ formation arises from aberrant cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β- and γ-secretase. To investigate whether RAGE modulates β- and γ-secretase activity potentiating Aβ formation, we generated mAPP mice with genetic deletion of RAGE (mAPP/RO)...
January 10, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329210/an-over-90-db-intra-scene-single-exposure-dynamic-range-cmos-image-sensor-using-a-3-0-%C3%AE-m-triple-gain-pixel-fabricated-in-a-standard-bsi-process
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Isao Takayanagi, Norio Yoshimura, Kazuya Mori, Shinichiro Matsuo, Shunsuke Tanaka, Hirofumi Abe, Naoto Yasuda, Kenichiro Ishikawa, Shunsuke Okura, Shinji Ohsawa, Toshinori Otaka
To respond to the high demand for high dynamic range imaging suitable for moving objects with few artifacts, we have developed a single-exposure dynamic range image sensor by introducing a triple-gain pixel and a low noise dual-gain readout circuit. The developed 3 μm pixel is capable of having three conversion gains. Introducing a new split-pinned photodiode structure, linear full well reaches 40 ke-. Readout noise under the highest pixel gain condition is 1 e- with a low noise readout circuit. Merging two signals, one with high pixel gain and high analog gain, and the other with low pixel gain and low analog gain, a single exposure dynamic rage (SEHDR) signal is obtained...
January 12, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317590/the-association-between-variants-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-rage-gene-polymorphisms-and-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Mantas Banevicius, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Rasa Liutkeviciene, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva
BACKGROUND Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people aged 65 years and older in developed countries. The pathogenesis of AMD has been linked to mechanisms involving inflammation, oxidative stress, and basal laminar deposit formation between retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells and the basal membrane, caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are implicated in the pathogenesis of AMD through the AGE-and receptor for AGE (RAGE) interaction, which can be altered by polymorphisms of the RAGE gene...
January 10, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316860/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-rage-mediated-cytotoxicity-of-3-hydroxypyridinium-derivatives
#8
Yoto Murakami, Takayuki Fujino, Toshiki Hasegawa, Ryotaro Kurachi, Aya Miura, Takumi Daikoh, Teruyuki Usui, Fumitaka Hayase, Hirohito Watanabe
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) formed from glyceraldehyde (Gcer) and glycolaldehyde (Gcol) are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications, via interactions with a receptor for AGEs (RAGE). In this study, we aimed to elucidate the RAGE-binding structure in Gcer and Gcol-derived AGEs and identify the minimal moiety recognized by RAGE. Among Gcer and Gcol-derived AGEs, GLAP (glyceraldehyde-derived pyridinium) and GA-pyridine elicited toxicity in PC12 neuronal cells. The toxic effects of GLAP and GA-pyridine were suppressed in the presence of anti-RAGE antibody or the soluble form of RAGE protein...
January 10, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309329/extracorporal-shock-wave-therapy-enhances-receptor-for-advanced-glycated-end-product-dependent-flap-survival-and-angiogenesis
#9
Emrullah Birgin, Christoffer Gebhardt, Svetlana Hetjens, Sebastian Fischer, Felix Rückert, Matthias A Reichenberger
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Loss of skin flaps due to deteriorated wound healing is a crucial clinical issue. Extracorporal shock wave therapy (ESWT) promotes flap healing by inducing angiogenesis and suppressing inflammation. The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGEs) was identified to play a pivotal role in wound healing. However, to date, the role of RAGE in skin flaps and its interference with ESWT are unknown. METHODS: Caudally pedicled musculocutanous skin flaps in RAGE and wt mice were treated with low-dose extracorporal shock waves (s-RAGE, s-wt) and analyzed for flap survival, histomorphologic studies, and immunohistochemistry during a 10-day period...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305937/of-mice-and-men-traces-of-life-in-the-death-registries-of-the-1630-plague-in-milano
#10
Alfonsina D'Amato, Gleb Zilberstein, Svetlana Zilberstein, Benedetto Luigi Compagnoni, Pier Giorgio Righetti
The death registries of the plague epidemic of 1630, stored at the Archivio di Stato of Milano, have been interrogated via the EVA film technology (ethyl vinyl acetate film studded with crushed strong anion and cation exchangers as well as C8 resins). The EVA diskettes have been left in contact with the lower right margins of 11 different pages pertaining to the peak months of the raging disease (June through end of September) for 60-90min and then the captured material, after elution and digestion, analysed by mass spectrometry...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302812/dexamethasone-downregulates-sirt1-and-il6-and-upregulates-edn1-genes-in-stem-cells-derived-from-gingivae-via-the-age-rage-pathway
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Hyunjin Lee, Minji Kim, Yun-Hee Park, Jun-Beom Park
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of dexamethasone on the aging of mesenchymal stem cells from human gingiva using next-generation sequencing. RESULTS: Four mRNAs were upregulated and 12 were downregulated when the results of dexamethasone at 24 h were compared with the control at 24 h. Expressions of SIRT1 and IL6 were decreased in dexamethasone at 24 h but expression of EDN1 was increased. CONCLUSIONS: Application of dexamethasone reduced the expression of SIRT1 and IL6 but enhanced the expression of EDN1 of stem cells...
January 4, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301970/transient-ischemic-attack-results-in-delayed-brain-atrophy-and-cognitive-decline
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Andrew Bivard, Thomas Lillicrap, Bénédicte Maréchal, Carlos Garcia-Esperon, Elizabeth Holliday, Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, Christopher R Levi, Mark Parsons
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) initiates an ischemic cascade without resulting in frank infarction and, as such, represents a novel model to study the effects of this ischemic cascade and secondary neurodegeneration in humans. METHODS: Patients with suspected TIA underwent acute brain perfusion imaging, and those with acute ischemia were enrolled into a prospective observational study. We collected baseline and 90-day magnetic resonance imaging, including MP-RAGE (high-resolution T1 sequence) and cognitive assessment with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment...
January 4, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288555/the-focused-history-and-physical-circa-100-bce
#13
Katherine D van Schaik
When modern physicians reflect on 'ancient medicine' or 'Greek medicine,' they typically think of Hippocrates and Galen. Few know of the raging, centuries-long intellectual debates among physicians about what exactly mattered in the treatment of illness, or about a group of physicians whose pattern-based, systematized approach to health and disease was a forerunner of how today's emergency medicine physicians evaluate and treat their patients.Methodist physicians (c. 100 BCE to 500 CE, active mostly in Rome but present throughout the Mediterranean world) were named after their "method" of healing...
December 30, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283384/high-mobility-group-box-1-mediates-fibroblast-activity-via-rage-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-keloid-scar-formation
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Jihee Kim, Jong-Chul Park, Mi Hee Lee, Chae Eun Yang, Ju Hee Lee, Won Jai Lee
Emerging studies have revealed the involvement of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) in systemic fibrotic diseases, yet its role in the cutaneous scarring process has not yet been investigated. We hypothesized that HMGB1 may promote fibroblast activity to cause abnormal cutaneous scarring. In vitro wound healing assay with normal and keloid fibroblasts demonstrated that HMGB1 administration promoted the migration of both fibroblasts with increased speed and a greater traveling distance. Treatment of the HMGB1 inhibitor glycyrrhizic acid (GA) showed an opposing effect on both activities...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282280/ligand-specific-binding-forces-of-lfa-1-and-mac-1-in-neutrophil-adhesion-and-crawling
#15
Ning Li, Hao Yang, Manliu Wang, Shouqin Lü, Yan Zhang, Mian Long
Lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) and macrophage-1 antigen (Mac-1), and their counter-receptors such as intercellular cell adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 and ICAM-2, junctional adhesion molecule (JAM)-A, JAM-C and receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) are crucial to promote polymorphonuclear leukocyte (neutrophil, PMN) recruitment. The underlying mechanisms of ligand-specific bindings in this cascade remain incompletely known. We compared the dynamic force spectrum for various LFA-1/Mac-1-ligand bonds using single molecule atomic force microscopy (AFM) and tested their functions to mediate PMN recruitment under in vitro shear flow...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278639/pioglitazone-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-mice-by-inhibition-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-product-rage-signaling
#16
Hongli Gao, Hongwei Li, Weiping Li, Xuhua Shen, Beibing Di
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-g (PPAR-g) exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, and is protective against cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to determine the effects of a PPAR-g agonist pioglitazone on atherogenesis in an ApoE knockout mouse (ApoE-/-) diabetic mouse model and in a cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male ApoE-/- mice were rendered diabetic by 5 daily intraperitoneal injections of streptozotocin. Pioglitazone (20 mg/kg/d) or PPAR-γ inhibitor GW9662 (1 mg/kg/d) were administered for 12 weeks...
December 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276489/multi-protection-of-dl0410-in-ameliorating-cognitive-defects-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mice
#17
Wenwen Lian, Hao Jia, Lvjie Xu, Wei Zhou, De Kang, Ailin Liu, Guanhua Du
D-galactose has been reported to accelerate senescence in rodents, accompanied by a decline in learning and memory. We used a model of D-galactose-induced amnesia for the efficacy evaluation and pharmacologic studies of active compounds against Alzheimer's disease (AD). DL0410 is a potent inhibitor against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and, in the present study, the effect of DL0410 was evaluated in this model. We found that DL0410 could significantly improve the learning and memory of D-galactose induced aging mice in a series of behavioral tests: novel-object recognition test, nest-building test, Morris water maze test and step-through test...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276218/signal-diversity-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products
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Masakiyo Sakaguchi, Rie Kinoshita, Endy Widya Putranto, I Made Winarsa Ruma, I Wayan Sumardika, Chen Youyi, Naoko Tomonobu, Ken-Ichi Yamamoto, Hitoshi Murata
The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is involved in inflammatory pathogenesis. It functions as a receptor to multiple ligands such as AGEs, HMGB1 and S100 proteins, activating multiple intracellular signaling pathways with each ligand binding. The molecular events by which ligand-activated RAGE controls diverse signaling are not well understood, but some progress was made recently. Accumulating evidence revealed that RAGE has multiple binding partners within the cytoplasm and on the plasma membrane...
December 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274622/inhibition-of-the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-promotes-proliferation-and-repair-of-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts-in-response-to-high-glucose-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#19
Danting Zhan, Ling Guo, Lige Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To observe if inhibition of the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) promotes proliferation and repair of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (hPDLFs) stimulated by high glucose. In addition, we also discuss the effects of the NF-κB signaling pathway in relation to this process. METHODS: Primary cultured hPDLFs were exposed to either low glucose (5.5 mmol/L) or high glucose (25 mmol/L), and RAGE expression was measured by Western blot analysis...
December 16, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262395/salvianolic-acid-a-protects-against-diabetic-nephropathy-through-ameliorating-glomerular-endothelial-dysfunction-via-inhibiting-age-rage-signaling
#20
Biyu Hou, Guifen Qiang, Yuerong Zhao, Xiuying Yang, Xi Chen, Yu Yan, Xiaobo Wang, Chenge Liu, Li Zhang, Guanhua Du
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glomerular endothelium dysfunction leads to the progression of renal architectonic and functional abnormalities in early-stage diabetic nephropathy (DN). Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and receptor for AGEs (RAGE) are proved to play important roles in diabetic nephropathy. This study investigated the role of Salvianolic acid A (SalA) on early-stage DN and its possible underlying mechanism. METHODS: In vitro AGEs formation and breaking rate were measured to illustrate the effect of SalA on AGEs...
December 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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