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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207764/didehydrophenylalanine-an-abundant-modification-in-the-beta-subunit-of-plant-polygalacturonases
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Kjell Sergeant, Bruno Printz, Annelie Gutsch, Marc Behr, Jenny Renaut, Jean-Francois Hausman
The structure and the activity of proteins are often regulated by transient or stable post- translational modifications (PTM). Different from well-known, abundant modifications such as phosphorylation and glycosylation some modifications are limited to one or a few proteins across a broad range of related species. Although few examples of the latter type are known, the evolutionary conservation of these modifications and the enzymes responsible for their synthesis suggest an important physiological role. Here, the first observation of a new, fold-directing PTM is described...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198081/latent-autoimmune-diabetes-in-adults-lada-in-asian-and-european-populations
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REVIEW
Alok Kumar, Alberto de Leiva
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disorder caused by relative or absolute insulin deficiency and characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia. It is expected that by year 2025, 80% of all Type 2 Diabetic patients will be living in developing or low and middle income countries. Among Asians, there has been an overall increase in abdominal obesity however, the risk of diabetes in these populations starts at much lower body mass index (BMI) as compared to Caucasians. A significant proportion of diabetic patients with adult-onset, initially non-requiring insulin treatment, depicts diabetes-associated autoantibodies in their sera...
February 14, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196027/mk2461-a-multitargeted-kinase-inhibitor-suppresses-the-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-disrupting-the-interaction-between-pancreatic-cancer-cells-and-stellate-cells
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Koetsu Inoue, Hideo Ohtsuka, Masanori Tachikawa, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masahiro Shijo, Daisuke Douchi, Shuhei Kawasaki, Kei Kawaguchi, Kunihiro Masuda, Koji Fukase, Takeshi Naitoh, Yu Katayose, Shinichi Egawa, Michiaki Unno, Tetsuya Terasaki
OBJECTIVES: Platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ) and hepatocyte growth factor receptor (MET) expressed on pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) are suggested as important components modulating the interactions between pancreatic cancer cells (PCCs) and PSCs. The objective of this study is to clarify the effect of MK2461, a multikinase inhibitor targeting MET and PDGFRβ, on the interaction between PCCs and PSCs. METHODS: In this study, we profiled the expression of receptor tyrosine kinases (including PDGFRβ and MET) in pancreatic cancer with quantitative targeted absolute proteomics using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174593/glucose-driven-changes-in-beta-cell-identity-are-important-for-function-and-possibly-autoimmune-vulnerability-during-the-progression-of-type-1-diabetes
#4
Gordon C Weir, Susan Bonner-Weir
This commentary explores the hypothesis that when autoimmunity leads to a fall of beta cell mass during the progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D), rising glucose levels cause major changes in beta cell identity. This then leads to profound changes in secretory function and less well-understood changes in beta cell susceptibility to autoimmune destruction, which may influence of rate of progression of beta cell killing.
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153718/hadha-the-alpha-subunit-of-the-mitochondrial-trifunctional-protein-is-involved-in-long-chain-fatty-acid-induced-autophagy-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Chiaki Maeyashiki, Shigeru Oshima, Kana Otsubo, Masanori Kobayashi, Yoichi Nibe, Yu Matsuzawa, Michio Onizawa, Yasuhiro Nemoto, Takashi Nagaishi, Ryuichi Okamoto, Kiichiro Tsuchiya, Tetsuya Nakamura, Mamoru Watanabe
Genome-wide association studies have identified autophagy-related susceptibility genes for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, whether autophagy regulators can be utilized as therapeutic targets remains unclear. To identify novel microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3)-interacting proteins in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs), we isolated primary IECs from green fluorescent protein (GFP)-LC3 mice. We performed immunoprecipitation with a GFP antibody and then analyzed co-immunoprecipitates by mass spectrometry...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144955/hypothyroidism-in-utero-stimulates-pancreatic-beta-cell-proliferation-and-hyperinsulinaemia-in-the-ovine-fetus-during-late-gestation
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Shelley E Harris, Miles J De Blasio, Melissa A Davis, Amy C Kelly, Hailey M Davenport, F B Peter Wooding, Dominique Blache, David Meredith, Miranda Anderson, Abigail L Fowden, Sean W Limesand, Alison J Forhead
Development of pancreatic beta cell mass before birth is essential for normal growth of the fetus and for long-term control of carbohydrate metabolism in postnatal life. Thyroid hormones are also important regulators of fetal growth, and the present study tested the hypotheses that thyroid hormones promote beta cell proliferation in the fetal ovine pancreatic islets, and that growth retardation in hypothyroid fetal sheep is associated with reductions in pancreatic beta cell mass and circulating insulin concentration in utero...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143772/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-promotes-liver-fibrosis-and-tumor-development-in-mice-via-wnt-signaling-and-stabilization-of-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-proteins-5-and-6
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Keane K Y Lai, Soo-Mi Kweon, Feng Chi, Edward Hwang, Yasuaki Kabe, Reiichi Higashiyama, Lan Qin, Rui Yan, Raymond P Wu, Naoaki Fujii, Samuel French, Jun Xu, Jian-Ying Wang, Ramanchadran Murali, Lopa Mishra, Ju-Seog Lee, James M Ntambi, Hidekazu Tsukamoto
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) synthesizes monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and has been associated with development of metabolic syndrome, tumorigenesis, and stem cell characteristics. We investigated whether and how SCD promotes liver fibrosis and tumor development in mice. METHODS: Rodent primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), mouse liver tumor-initiating stem cell-like cells (TICs), and human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines were exposed to Wnt signaling inhibitors and changes in gene expression patterns were analyzed...
January 28, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137808/two-novel-calcium-dependent-kinase-1-inhibitors-interfere-with-vertical-transmission-in-mice-infected-with-neospora-caninum-tachyzoites
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Joachim Müller, Adriana Aguado-Martínez, Vreni Balmer, Dustin J Maly, Erkang Fan, Luis-Miguel Ortega-Mora, Kayode K Ojo, Wesley C Van Voorhis, Andrew Hemphill
We present the effects of two novel bumped kinase inhibitors, BKI-1517 and BKI-1553 against Neospora caninum tachyzoites in vitro and in experimentally infected pregnant mice. The compounds inhibited tachyzoite proliferation of a transgenic beta-galactosidase reporter strain cultured in human foreskin fibroblasts with IC50 values of 0.05 ± 0.03 and 0.18 ± 0.03 μM, respectively. As assessed by Alamar blue assay, fibroblast IC50 values were above 20 μM, however, morphological changes occurred in cultures treated with more than 5 μM BKI-1517 after prolonged (>6 days) exposure...
January 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137793/increase-in-pancreatic-proinsulin-and-preservation-of-beta-cell-mass-in-autoantibody-positive-donors-prior-to-type-1-diabetes-onset
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Teresa Rodriguez-Calvo, Jose Zapardiel-Gonzalo, Natalie Amirian, Ericka Castillo, Yasaman Lajevardi, Lars Krogvold, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Matthias G von Herrath
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by the loss of insulin production due to beta cell dysfunction and/or destruction. The hypothesis that beta cell loss occurs early during the pre-diabetic phase has recently been challenged. Here we show, for the first time in situ that in pancreas sections from autoantibody positive donors (Ab+) insulin area and beta cell mass are maintained prior to disease onset, and that production of proinsulin increases. This suggests that beta cell destruction occurs more precipitously than previously assumed...
January 30, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124545/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-in-testicular-tumor
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Fabio C M Torricelli, Denis Jardim, Giuliano B Guglielmetti, Vipul Patel, Rafael F Coelho
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is indicated for patients with non-seminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT) with residual disease after chemotherapy. Although the gold standard approach is still the open surgery, few cases of robot-assisted laparoscopic RPLND have been described. Herein, we aim to present the surgical technique for robot-assisted laparoscopic RPLND. PATIENT AND METHOD: A 30 year-old asymptomatic man presented with left testicular swelling for 2 months...
January 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123935/deletion-of-histone-deacetylase-3-in-adult-beta-cells-improves-glucose-tolerance-via-increased-insulin-secretion
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Jarrett R Remsberg, Benjamin N Ediger, Wesley Y Ho, Manashree Damle, Zhenghui Li, Christopher Teng, Cristina Lanzillotta, Doris A Stoffers, Mitchell A Lazar
OBJECTIVE: Histone deacetylases are epigenetic regulators known to control gene transcription in various tissues. A member of this family, histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3), has been shown to regulate metabolic genes. Cell culture studies with HDAC-specific inhibitors and siRNA suggest that HDAC3 plays a role in pancreatic β-cell function, but a recent genetic study in mice has been contradictory. Here we address the functional role of HDAC3 in β-cells of adult mice. METHODS: An HDAC3 β-cell specific knockout was generated in adult MIP-CreERT transgenic mice using the Cre-loxP system...
January 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122130/peripheral-cytokine-and-chemokine-alterations-in-depression-a-meta-analysis-of-82-studies
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C A Köhler, T H Freitas, M Maes, N Q de Andrade, C S Liu, B S Fernandes, B Stubbs, M Solmi, N Veronese, N Herrmann, C L Raison, B J Miller, K L Lanctôt, A F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that measured cytokine and chemokine levels in individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) compared to healthy controls (HCs). METHOD: The PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO databases were searched up until May 30, 2016. Effect sizes were estimated with random-effects models. RESULT: Eighty-two studies comprising 3212 participants with MDD and 2798 HCs met inclusion criteria...
January 25, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111218/betanin-isolated-from-fruits-of-opuntia-elatior-mill-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-in-diabetic-rats-through-regulating-oxidative-stress-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway
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Brijesh Sutariya, Madhusudan Saraf
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The fruits of Opuntia elatior Mill are being used traditionally in different disease condition like diabetes, obesity, asthma, inflammatory disorders, and anemia. Betanin, a compound isolated from fruits of Opuntia elatior Mill has potent anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activity. Recent study from our lab indicated the protective effect of betanin against high glucose induced rat renal epithelial cell fibrosis and matrix accumulation, major features of diabetic nephropathy (DN)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103285/radioiodinated-exendin-4-is-superior-to-the-radiometal-labelled-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-probes-overcoming-their-high-kidney-uptake
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Tilman Läppchen, Roswitha Tönnesmann, Jos Eersels, Philipp T Meyer, Helmut R Maecke, Svetlana N Rylova
GLP-1 receptors are ideal targets for preoperative imaging of benign insulinoma and for quantifying the beta cell mass. The existing clinical tracers targeting GLP-1R are all agonists with low specific activity and very high kidney uptake. In order to solve those issues we evaluated GLP-1R agonist Ex-4 and antagonist Ex(9-39) radioiodinated at Tyr40 side by side with [Nle14,Lys40(Ahx-DOTA-68Ga)NH2]Ex-4 (68Ga-Ex-4) used in the clinic. The Kd, Bmax, internalization and binding kinetics of [Nle14,125I-Tyr40-NH2]Ex-4 and [Nle14,125I-Tyr40-NH2]Ex(9-39) were studied in vitro using Ins-1E cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095285/urine-levels-of-phthalate-metabolites-and-bisphenol-a-in-relation-to-main-metabolic-syndrome-components-dyslipidemia-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-a-pilot-study
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Roman Piecha, Štěpán Svačina, Marek Malý, Karel Vrbík, Zdenka Lacinová, Martin Haluzík, Jana Pavloušková, Adam Vavrouš, Dagmar Matějková, Dana Müllerová, Miloš Mráz, Martin Matoulek
AIM: Human exposure to organic pollutants (some of them also called endocrine disruptors) can be associated with adverse metabolic health outcomes including type 2 diabetes. The goal of this study was to compare the urine levels of bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites in subgroups of patients with metabolic syndrome composed of patients with and without three important components of metabolic syndrome (hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes). METHODS: We have investigated 24 hr urine samples of 168 patients with metabolic syndrome from the Metabolic Outpatient Department of General University Hospital in Prague...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079868/cdc123-camk1d-gene-rs12779790-polymorphism-and-rs10811661-polymorphism-upstream-of-the-cdkn2a-2b-gene-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes
#16
M Tarnowski, D Malinowski, K Safranow, V Dziedziejko, A Pawlik
OBJECTIVE: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is carbohydrate intolerance occurring in pregnant women. CDC123/CAMK1D and CDKN2A/2B are associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes and may affect pancreatic beta cell function. The aim of this study was to examine the association between CDKN2A/2B rs10811661 and CDC123/CAMK1D rs12779790 gene polymorphisms and GDM. STUDY DESIGN: This study included 411 pregnant women. The diagnosis of GDM was based on the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078385/glucose-and-fatty-acids-synergistically-and-reversibly-promote-beta-cell-proliferation-in-rats
#17
Valentine S Moullé, Kevin Vivot, Caroline Tremblay, Bader Zarrouki, Julien Ghislain, Vincent Poitout
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The mechanisms underlying pancreatic islet mass expansion have attracted considerable interest as potential therapeutic targets to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. While several factors promoting beta cell proliferation have been identified, in the context of nutrient excess the roles of glucose or NEFA in relation to insulin resistance remain unclear. Here we tested the hypothesis that glucose and NEFA synergistically and reversibly promote beta cell proliferation in the context of nutrient-induced insulin resistance...
January 11, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077579/neuron-enriched-rna-binding-proteins-regulate-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-and-survival
#18
Jon Agraves Juan-Mateu, Tatiana H Rech, Olatz Villate, Esther Lizarraga-Mollinedo, Anna Wendt, Jean-Valery Turatsinze, Leticia A Brondani, Tarlliza R Nardelli, Tatiane C Nogueira, Jonatan L S Esguerra, Maria In Ecircs Alvelos, Piero Marchetti, Lena Eliasson, D Eacutecio L Eizirik
Pancreatic beta cell failure is the central event leading to diabetes. Beta cells share many phenotypic traits with neurons, and proper beta cell function relies on the activation of several neuronal-like transcription programs. Regulation of gene expression by alternative splicing plays a pivotal role in brain, where it affects neuronal development, function and disease. The role of alternative splicing in beta cells remains unclear, but recent data indicate that splicing alterations modulated by both inflammation and susceptibility genes for diabetes contribute to beta cell dysfunction and death...
11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074714/oncocytic-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-gland-in-a-dog
#19
Rei Nakahira, Masaki Michishita, Misaki Kato, Yuki Okuno, Hitoshi Hatakeyama, Hisashi Yoshimura, Daigo Azakami, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Makoto Bonkobara, Kimimasa Takahashi
A 3-y-old male miniature Dachshund was presented with an ~0.8 cm diameter mass in the right mandibular region. Fourteen months later, the mass was 5 × 4 × 3 cm. Grossly, the mass was encapsulated and was homogeneously gray-white on cut surface. Microscopically, the mass was composed of large, round to polygonal tumor cells that were arranged in solid nests and cords separated by a fibrovascular stroma. Tumor cells had large, round, hypochromatic nuclei containing large prominent nucleoli and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm containing dark blue granules visible with phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin stain...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069397/influence-of-neuropeptide-y-and-pancreatic-polypeptide-on-islet-function-and-beta-cell-survival
#20
Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Nigel Irwin, Peter R Flatt
BACKGROUND: In the present study we assessed the impact of neuropeptide Y receptor (NPYR) modulators, neuropeptide Y (NPY) and pancreatic polypeptide (PP), on islet function and beta-cell survival. METHODS: The effects of NPY and PP on beta-cell function were examined in BRIN BD11 and 1.1B4 beta-cells, as well as isolated mouse islets. Involvement of both peptides in pancreatic islet adaptations to streptozotocin and hydrocortisone, as well as effects on beta-cell proliferation and apoptosis was also evaluated...
January 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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