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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807717/myofibroblast-transdifferentiation-the-dark-force-in-ocular-wound-healing-and-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Daisy Y Shu, Frank J Lovicu
Wound healing is one of the most complex biological processes to occur in life. Repair of tissue following injury involves dynamic interactions between multiple cell types, growth factors, inflammatory mediators and components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Aberrant and uncontrolled wound healing leads to a non-functional mass of fibrotic tissue. In the eye, fibrotic disease disrupts the normally transparent ocular tissues resulting in irreversible loss of vision. A common feature in fibrotic eye disease is the transdifferentiation of cells into myofibroblasts that can occur through a process known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
August 12, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801948/a-proteomics-method-using-immunoaffinity-fluorogenic-derivatization-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-fd-lc-ms-ms-to-identify-a-set-of-interacting-proteins
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Katsunori Nakata, Ryoichi Saitoh, Masaki Ishigai, Kazuhiro Imai
Biological functions in organisms are usually controlled by a set of interacting proteins, and identifying the proteins that interact is useful for understanding the mechanism of the functions. Immunoprecipitation is a method that utilizes the affinity of an antibody to isolate and identify the proteins that have interacted in a biological sample. In this study, the FD-LC-MS/MS method, which involves fluorogenic derivatization followed by separation and quantification by HPLC and finally identification of proteins by HPLC-tandem mass spectrometry, was used to identify proteins in immunoprecipitated samples, using Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) as a model of an interacting protein in HepaRG cells...
August 12, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796938/effect-of-intrapancreatic-fat-on-diabetes-outcomes-after-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation
#3
Muhammed Kizilgul, Joshua J Wilhelm, Gregory J Beilman, Srinath Chinnakotla, Ty B Dunn, Timothy L Pruett, Muhamad Abdulla, David Heller, Martin L Freeman, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, Bernhard J Hering, Melena D Bellin
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic fat might adversely affect beta-cell mass and function, possibly via the local release of non-esterified fatty acids (NE-FAs) and pro-inflammatory and vasoactive factors released by adipose tissue, however, the impact of intrapancreatic fat has never been studied in patients with pancreatitis undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). We aimed to test whether pancreatic fatty infiltration has a negative effect on metabolic outcomes following TPIAT METHODS: We studied the association between pancreatic fatty infiltration and diabetes outcomes in 79 patients undergoing TPIAT with low (LPF; n = 53) or high (HPF; n = 26) pancreatic fat content...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783594/antigenic-characterization-of-52-55kda-protein-isolated-from-trypanosoma-evansi-and-its-application-in-detection-of-equine-trypanosomosis
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S C Yadav, Ritesh Kumar, Jaideep Kumar, Meetali Singh, B C Bera, Rajender Kumar, U Tatu, Kanika Tehri
Trypanosoma evansi is a haemo-protozoan parasite responsible for the disease surra, an economically important disease of wide range of domestic and wild animals. The present diagnostic methods using soluble antigens have inherent problems like lack of standardized and reproducible antigens, as well as ethical issues. This entails further efforts for search of defined antigenic molecules with satisfying sensitivity and specificity for sero-epidemiology of trypanosomosis. In present investigation, we have identified and purified 52-55kDa immuno-dominant protein cluster in molecular mass ranges by preparatory SDS-PAGE methods from T...
August 1, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775287/non-invasive-in-vivo-determination-of-viable-islet-graft-volume-by-111-in-exendin-3
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Wael A Eter, Inge Van der Kroon, Karolina Andralojc, Mijke Buitinga, Stefanie M A Willekens, Cathelijne Frielink, Desiree Bos, Lieke Joosten, Otto C Boerman, Maarten Brom, Martin Gotthardt
Pancreatic islet transplantation is a promising therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes. However, the duration of long-term graft survival is limited due to inflammatory as well as non-inflammatory processes and routine clinical tests are not suitable to monitor islet survival. (111)In-exendin-SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) is a promising method to non-invasively image islets after transplantation and has the potential to help improve the clinical outcome. Whether (111)In-exendin-SPECT allows detecting small differences in beta-cell mass (BCM) and measuring the actual volume of islets that were successfully engrafted has yet to be demonstrated...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770320/fgf21-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-an-obese-diabetes-prone-mouse-model-independent-of-body-fat-changes
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Thomas Laeger, Christian Baumeier, Ilka Wilhelmi, Josefine Würfel, Anne Kamitz, Annette Schürmann
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is considered to be a promising therapeutic candidate for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, as FGF21 levels are elevated in obese and diabetic conditions we aimed to test if exogenous FGF21 is sufficient to prevent diabetes and beta cell loss in New Zealand obese (NZO) mice, a model for polygenetic obesity and type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Male NZO mice were treated with a specific dietary regimen that leads to the onset of diabetes within 1 week...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766528/-the-importance-of-marker-proteins-of-the-nervous-tissue-for-morphological-diagnostics-of-the-craniocerebral-injury
#7
A N Shai, M V Fedulova, Yu E Kvacheva, S V Shigeev, A V Kovalev
The present review of the literature involves 50 publications concerning various substrates of importance as the biological markers of axonal damages with special reference to the secondary molecular and cellular mechanisms on which to base in vitro and in vivo modeling of the craniocerebral injury. The results of the investigations with the application of mass-spectrometry for the identification of the proteins specifically synthesized in response to the injury are presented; their biological functions are described...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763258/cyclin-d2-is-sufficient-to-drive-beta-cell-self-renewal-and-regeneration
#8
Shuen-Ing Tschen, Chun Zeng, Loren Field, Sangeeta Dhawan, Anil Bhushan, Senta Georgia
Diabetes results from an inadequate mass of functional beta cells, due to either beta cell loss caused by autoimmune destruction (Type I diabetes) or beta cell failure in response to insulin resistance (Type II diabetes). Elucidating the mechanisms that regulate beta cell mass may be key to developing new techniques that foster beta cell regeneration as a cellular therapy to treat diabetes. While previous studies concluded that cyclin D2 is required for postnatal beta cell self-renewal in mice, it is not clear if cyclin D2 is sufficient to drive beta cell self-renewal...
August 1, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754350/beneficial-metabolic-effects-of-dietary-epigallocatechin-gallate-alone-and-in-combination-with-exendin-4-in-high-fat-diabetic-mice
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Nupur M Pathak, Paul J B Millar, Varun Pathak, Peter R Flatt, Victor A Gault
OBJECTIVE: Significant attempts are being made to generate multifunctional, hybrid or peptide combinations as novel therapeutic strategies for type 2 diabetes, however this presents key challenges including design and pharmaceutical development. In this study, we evaluated metabolic properties of oral nutritional supplement epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in combination with GLP-1 agonist exendin-4 in a mouse model of dietary-induced diabetes and obesity. METHODS: EGCG, exendin-4 or combination of both were administered twice-daily over 28 days to high fat (HF) mice on background of low-dose streptozotocin...
July 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753672/an-increase-in-immature-%C3%AE-cells-lacking-glut2-precedes-the-expansion-of-%C3%AE-cell-mass-in-the-pregnant-mouse
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Christine A Beamish, Linhao Zhang, Sandra K Szlapinski, Brenda J Strutt, David J Hill
A compensatory increase in β-cell mass occurs during pregnancy to counter the associated insulin resistance, and a failure in adaptation is thought to contribute to gestational diabetes. Insulin-expressing but glucose-transporter-2-low (Ins+Glut2LO) progenitor cells are present in mouse and human pancreas, being predominantly located in extra-islet β-cell clusters, and contribute to the regeneration of the endocrine pancreas following induced ablation. We therefore sought to investigate the contribution of Ins+Glut2LO cells to β-cell mass expansion during pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748914/association-of-bone-turnover-markers-with-glucose-metabolism-in-chinese-population
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Jie Wang, Dan-Dan Yan, Xu-Hong Hou, Yu-Qian Bao, Cheng Hu, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Wei-Ping Jia
The association between type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and bone metabolism has been discussed previously but is controversial. In this study we aimed to evaluate the association of bone turnover markers with glucose metabolism in Chinese population, in which 919 males and 4171 postmenopausal females in a region of Shanghai were recruited. Anthropometric and biochemical traits related to glucose and bone metabolism were analyzed. Participants were classified according to their glucose tolerance as normal glucose tolerance (NGT), impaired glucose regulation (IGR) or T2DM...
July 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746825/differential-expression-of-glucagon-like-peptide-2-glp-2-is-involved-in-pancreatic-islet-cell-adaptations-to-stress-and-beta-cell-survival
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Dawood Khan, Srividya Vasu, R Charlotte Moffett, Nigel Irwin, Peter R Flatt
Recent studies have confirmed that locally released proglucagon derived gene products, other than glucagon, have a major influence on pancreatic endocrine function. We assessed the impact of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) on beta-cell secretory function, proliferation and apoptosis, as well as glucose tolerance, feeding behaviour and islet adaptions to chemically-induced insulin deficiency and resistance. The GLP-2 receptor was evidenced on cultured rodent and human beta-cells, rodent alpha-cells and isolated mouse islets...
July 23, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735354/transplantation-sites-for-human-and-murine-islets
#13
Rebecca A Stokes, Kim Cheng, Amit Lalwani, Michael M Swarbrick, Helen E Thomas, Thomas Loudovaris, Tom W Kay, Wayne J Hawthorne, Philip J O'Connell, Jenny E Gunton
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Beta cell replacement is a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. In humans, islet transplants are currently infused into the liver via the portal vein, although this site has disadvantages. Here, we investigated alternative transplantation sites for human and murine islets in recipient mice, comparing the portal vein with quadriceps muscle and kidney, liver and spleen capsules. METHODS: Murine islets were isolated from C57BL6/J mice and transplanted into syngeneic recipients...
July 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728159/oxamate-enhances-the-anti-inflammatory-and-insulin-sensitizing-effects-of-metformin-in-diabetic-mice
#14
Mu-Chao Wu, Wei-Ran Ye, Yi-Jia Zheng, Shan-Shan Zhang
Metformin (MET) is the first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, MET increases blood lactate levels in patients with T2DM. Lactate possesses proinflammatory properties and causes insulin resistance (IR). Oxamate (OXA), a lactate dehydrogenase inhibitor, can decrease tissue lactate production and blood lactate levels. This study was conducted to examine the effects of the combination of OXA and MET on inflammation, and IR in diabetic db/db mice. Supplementation of OXA to MET led to lowered tissue lactate production and serum lactate levels compared to MET alone, accompanied with further decreased tissue and blood levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, along with better insulin sensitivity, beta-cell mass, and glycemic control in diabetic db/db mice...
July 21, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721437/erk1-is-dispensable-for-mouse-pancreatic-beta-cell-function-but-is-necessary-for-glucose-induced-full-activation-of-msk1-and-creb
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Michele Leduc, Joy Richard, Safia Costes, Dany Muller, Annie Varrault, Vincent Compan, Julia Mathieu, Jean-François Tanti, Gilles Pagès, Jacques Pouyssegur, Gyslaine Bertrand, Stéphane Dalle, Magalie A Ravier
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Insufficient insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells, which is associated with a decrease in beta cell mass, is a characteristic of type 2 diabetes. Extracellular signal-related kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) inhibition in beta cells has been reported to affect insulin secretion, gene transcription and survival, although whether ERK1 and ERK2 play distinct roles is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the individual roles of ERK1 and ERK2 in beta cells using ERK1 (also known as Mapk3)-knockout mice (Erk1 (-/-) mice) and pharmacological approaches...
July 18, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713332/childhood-maltreatment-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-prediabetic-disturbances-in-glucose-regulation
#16
Li Li, W Timothy Garvey, Barbara A Gower
AIMS: Childhood maltreatment (CM) is shown to be associated with obesity and depression. However, the relationship of CM to prediabetic state is much less studied. We tested the hypothesis that CM increases the risk for prediabetic state due to glucose intolerance, reduced insulin sensitivity, and beta cell function. METHODS: Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)-derived metabolic parameters of glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, and beta cell function were measured in 121 participants aged 19-60 years...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710530/proteomic-characterisation-reveals-active-wnt-signalling-by-human-multipotent-stromal-cells-as-a-key-regulator-of-beta-cell-survival-and-proliferation
#17
Miljan Kuljanin, Gillian I Bell, Stephen E Sherman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Novel strategies to stimulate the expansion of beta cell mass in situ are warranted for diabetes therapy. The aim of this study was to elucidate the secretome of human bone marrow (BM)-derived multipotent stromal cells (MSCs) with documented islet regenerative paracrine function. We hypothesised that regenerative MSCs will secrete a unique combination of protein factors that augment islet regeneration. METHODS: Human BM-derived MSCs were examined for glucose-lowering capacity after transplantation into streptozotocin-treated NOD/severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice and segregated into samples with regenerative (MSC(R)) vs nonregenerative (MSC(NR)) capacity...
July 14, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702205/association-of-arsenobetaine-with-beta-cell-function-assessed-by-homeostasis-model-assessment-homa-in-nondiabetic-koreans-data-from-the-fourth-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes-2008-2009
#18
Kiook Baek, Namhoon Lee, Insung Chung
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is known as an endocrine disruptor that people are exposed to through various sources such as drinking water and indigestion of marine products. Although some epidemiological and animal studies have reported a correlation between arsenic exposure and diabetes development, there are limited studies regarding the toxic effects of organic arsenic including arsenobetaine on the human body. Here, we analyzed the association between urine arsenobetaine and the homeostasis model assessment of β-cell function (HOMA-β), which is an index for predicting diabetes development and reflecting the function of pancreatic β-cells...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692149/animal-models-of-human-type-1-diabetes-for-evaluating-combination-therapies-and-successful-translation-to-the-patient-with-type-1-diabetes
#19
REVIEW
Sigurd Lenzen
Animal models of human type 1 diabetes will be of a great importance for the evaluation of new combination therapies with curative potential. However, reliable predictive power for successful translation to patients with type 1 diabetes is crucial. This will be particularly important in the future when evaluating success of new combination therapies which show great promise for preservation and restoration of beta cell mass and thereby reverse the type 1 diabetic hyperglycaemia. But not all spontaneous animal models are equally well suited for this purpose...
July 10, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676760/combined-oral-administration-of-gaba-and-dpp-4-inhibitor-prevents-beta-cell-damage-and-promotes-beta-cell-regeneration-in-mice
#20
Wenjuan Liu, Dong Ok Son, Harry K Lau, Yinghui Zhou, Gerald J Prud'homme, Tianru Jin, Qinghua Wang
γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) or glucagon-like peptide-1 based drugs, such as sitagliptin (a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor), were shown to induce beta cell regenerative effects in various diabetic mouse models. We propose that their combined administration can bring forth an additive therapeutic effect. We tested this hypothesis in a multiple low-dose streptozotocin (STZ)-induced beta cell injury mouse model (MDSD). Male C57BL/6J mice were assigned randomly into four groups: non-treatment diabetic control, GABA, sitagliptin, or GABA plus sitagliptin...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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