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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483921/lack-of-liver-glycogen-causes-hepatic-insulin-resistance-and-steatosis-in-mice
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Jose M Irimia, Catalina M Meyer, Dyann M Segvich, Sneha Surendran, Anna A DePaoli-Roach, Nuria Morral, Peter J Roach
Disruption of the Gys2 gene that encodes the liver isoform of glycogen synthase generates a mouse (LGSKO mouse) with an almost complete lack of hepatic glycogen, impaired glucose disposal and a pre-disposition to enter the fasted state. This study explores how the lack of liver glycogen increases fat accumulation and the development of liver insulin resistance. Insulin signaling in LGSKO mice is reduced in liver, but not in muscle, suggesting an organ specific defect. Phosphorylation of several components of the hepatic insulin signaling pathway, IRS1, Akt, and GSK3, were decreased in LGSKO mice and, after insulin stimulation, their responses were significantly suppressed, both temporally and in an insulin dose response...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409533/control-of-oxygen-tension-recapitulates-zone-specific-functions-in-human-liver-microphysiology-systems
#2
Felipe T Lee-Montiel, Subin M George, Albert H Gough, Anup D Sharma, Juanfang Wu, Richard DeBiasio, Lawrence A Vernetti, D Lansing Taylor
This article describes our next generation human Liver Acinus MicroPhysiology System (LAMPS). The key demonstration of this study was that Zone 1 and Zone 3 microenvironments can be established by controlling the oxygen tension in individual devices over the range of ca. 3 to 13%. The oxygen tension was computationally modeled using input on the microfluidic device dimensions, numbers of cells, oxygen consumption rates of hepatocytes, the diffusion coefficients of oxygen in different materials and the flow rate of media in the MicroPhysiology System (MPS)...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287935/heterotopic-pancreas-histopathologic-features-imaging-findings-and-complications
#3
Maryam Rezvani, Christine Menias, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Jeffrey D Olpin, Khaled M Elsayes, Akram M Shaaban
Heterotopic pancreas is a congenital anomaly in which pancreatic tissue is anatomically separate from the main gland. The most common locations of this displacement include the upper gastrointestinal tract-specifically, the stomach, duodenum, and proximal jejunum. Less common sites are the esophagus, ileum, Meckel diverticulum, biliary tree, mesentery, and spleen. Uncomplicated heterotopic pancreas is typically asymptomatic, with the lesion being discovered incidentally during an unrelated surgery, during an imaging examination, or at autopsy...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287163/immunofluorescence-identifies-distinct-subsets-of-endothelial-cells-in-the-human-liver
#4
Otto Strauss, Anthony Phillips, Katya Ruggiero, Adam Bartlett, P Rod Dunbar
As well as systemic vascular endothelial cells, the liver has specialised sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSEC). LSEC dysfunction has been documented in many diseased states yet their phenotype in normal human liver has not been comprehensively assessed. Our aim was to improve characterisation of subsets of endothelial cells and associated pericytes in the human liver. Immunofluorescence microscopy was performed on normal human liver tissue samples to assess endothelial and structural proteins in a minimum of three donors...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235682/nuclear-imprisonment-of-host-cellular-mrna-by-nsp1%C3%AE-protein-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus
#5
Mingyuan Han, Hanzhong Ke, Qingzhan Zhang, Dongwan Yoo
Positive-strand RNA genomes function as mRNA for viral protein synthesis which is fully reliant on host cell translation machinery. Competing with cellular protein translation apparatus needs to ensure the production of viral proteins, but this also stifles host innate defense. In the present study, we showed that porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), whose replication takes place in the cytoplasm, imprisoned host cell mRNA in the nucleus, which suggests a novel mechanism to enhance translation of PRRSV genome...
February 18, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220106/synchronization-by-daytime-restricted-food-access-modulates-the-presence-and-subcellular-distribution-of-%C3%AE-catenin-and-its-phosphorylated-forms-in-the-rat-liver
#6
Dalia Luz De Ita-Pérez, Mauricio Díaz-Muñoz
β-catenin, the principal effector of the Wnt pathway, is also one of the cadherin cell adhesion molecules; therefore, it fulfills signaling and structural roles in most of the tissues and organs. It has been reported that β-catenin in the liver regulates metabolic responses such as gluconeogenesis and histological changes in response to obesity-promoting diets. The function and cellular location of β-catenin is finely modulated by coordinated sequences of phosphorylation-dephosphorylation events. In this article, we evaluated the levels and cellular localization of liver β-catenin variants, more specifically β-catenin phosphorylated in serine 33 (this phosphorylation provides recognizing sites for β-TrCP, which results in ubiquitination and posterior proteasomal degradation of β-catenin) and β-catenin phosphorylated in serine 675 (phosphorylation that enhances signaling and transcriptional activity of β-catenin through recruitment of different transcriptional coactivators)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126520/metabolic-zonation-of-the-liver-the-oxygen-gradient-revisited
#7
Thomas Kietzmann
The liver has a multitude of functions which are necessary to maintain whole body homeostasis. This requires that various metabolic pathways can run in parallel in the most efficient manner and that futile cycles are kept to a minimum. To a large extent this is achieved due to a functional specialization of the liver parenchyma known as metabolic zonation which is often lost in liver diseases. Although this phenomenon is known for about 40 years, the underlying regulatory pathways are not yet fully elucidated...
April 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095874/clinicopathological-study-of-9-cases-of-prostate-cancer-involving-the-rectal-wall
#8
Tao Tang, Zhengduo Yang, Dan Zhang, Jie Qu, Guang Liu, Shiwu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer involving the rectal wall is rare and may lead to diagnostic pitfalls. CASE PRESENTATION: Out of 9504 patients with rectal tumors between January 2003 and January 2015, 9 patients (elderly with a mean age of 74 years) with prostate cancer involving the rectal wall were clinically misdiagnosed with rectal cancer. The lesions were located in the rectum, and included 3 circumferential rectal masses, 1 ulceration lesion, 1 crater-like mass, and 4 protruding lesions...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976538/cryopreservation-and-hypothermic-storage-of-lacrimal-gland-towards-enabling-delivery-of-regenerative-medicine-therapies-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome
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I Massie, K Spaniol, G Geerling, S Schrader
Severe dry eye syndrome (DES) can cause painful loss of vision and may result from lacrimal gland dysfunction. Current treatments are palliative, so a causative therapy is desirable. The ability to (cryo)preserve lacrimal gland tissue or epithelial cells would simplify this. Here, lacrimal gland tissue was cryopreserved in 10% dimethylsulphoxide in liquid nitrogen, or stored at 4 °C in culture medium for up to 7 days, and compared with fresh tissue using immunohistochemistry. Cultures were initiated from fresh and stored tissue, and cells characterised in P1 for proliferation (WST-1), colony-forming efficiency (CFE) and secretory capacity (immunocytochemistry and β-hexosaminidase activity assay)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871676/streamline-crossing-an-essential-mechanism-for-aerosol-dispersion-in-the-pulmonary-acinus
#10
Rami Fishler, Yan Ostrovski, Chao-Yi Lu, Josué Sznitman
The dispersion of inhaled microparticles in the pulmonary acinus of the lungs is often attributed to the complex interplay between convective mixing, due to irreversible flows, and intrinsic particle motion (i.e. gravity and diffusion). However, the role of each mechanism, the exact nature of such interplay between them and their relative importance still remain unclear. To gain insight into these dispersive mechanisms, we track liquid-suspended microparticles and extract their effective diffusivities inside an anatomically-inspired microfluidic acinar model...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796956/next-generation-rna-sequencing-analysis-reveals-expression-of-a-transient-emt-profile-during-early-organization-of-mcf10a-cells-in-3d
#11
Benedikt Minke, Drieke Vandamme, Thomas Schwarzl, Walter Kolch, Finian Martin
RNA sequencing is a technique widely used to identify and characterize gene expression patterns. We demonstrate that this method can be applied to screen expression profiles in mammary epithelial cells cultured in 3D, supported by a natural laminin-rich extracellular matrix, but requires several specific steps in the preparation of the RNA samples. Here we describe the use of RNA sequencing to analyze mRNA patterns in MCF10A human mammary epithelial cells cultured under 3D conditions in a laminin-rich extracellular matrix...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796954/using-3d-culture-of-primary-mammary-epithelial-cells-to-define-molecular-entities-required-for-acinus-formation-analyzing-map-kinase-phosphatases
#12
Malgorzata Gajewska, Sara McNally
Three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures on reconstituted basement membrane (rBM) enable the study of complex interactions between extracellular matrix (ECM) components and epithelial cells, which are crucial for the establishment of cell polarity and functional development of epithelia. 3D cultures of mammary epithelial cells (MECs) on Matrigel (a laminin-rich ECM derived from the Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm (EHS) murine tumor) promote interactions of MECs with the matrix via integrins, leading to formation of spherical monolayers of polarized cells surrounding a hollow lumen (acini)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760763/the-total-number-of-acini-remains-constant-throughout-postnatal-rat-lung-development
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Sébastien F Barré, David Haberthür, Tiziana P Cremona, Marco Stampanoni, Johannes C Schittny
The pulmonary airways are subdivided into conducting and gas-exchanging airways. The small tree of gas-exchanging airways which is fed by the most distal conducting airway represents an acinus. Very little is known about the development of the number of acini. The goal of this study was to estimate their number throughout rat postnatal development. Right middle rat lung lobes were obtained at postnatal day 4-60, stained with heavy metals, paraffin embedded, and scanned by synchrotron radiation-based X-ray tomographic microscopy or imaged with micro computed tomography after critical point drying...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714836/ingestion-of-bt-rice-pollen-does-not-reduce-the-survival-or-hypopharyngeal-gland-development-of-apis-mellifera-adults
#14
Yuanyuan Wang, Pingli Dai, Xiuping Chen, Jörg Romeis, Jianrong Shi, Yufa Peng, Yunhe Li
Because of its ecological and economic importance, the honey bee Apis mellifera is commonly used to assess the environmental risk of insect-resistant, genetically modified plants. In the present study, feeding-exposure experiments were used to determine whether pollen from transgenic rice harms A. mellifera worker bees. In 1 experiment, the survival and mean acinus diameter of hypopharyngeal glands of adult bees were similar when bees were fed on pollen from Bt rice lines or from a non-Bt rice line, but bee survival was significantly reduced when they received pollen that was mixed with potassium arsenate as a positive control...
May 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646597/protection-provided-by-a-gabexate-mesylate-thermo-sensitive-in-situ-gel-for-rats-with-grade-iii-pancreatic-trauma
#15
Hanjing Gao, Qing Song, Faqin Lv, Shan Wang, Yiru Wang, Xiaoyan Li, Yukun Luo, Xingguo Mei, Jie Tang
Background/Aims: This study investigated the protection provided by gabexate mesylate thermo-sensitive in-situ gel (GMTI) against grade III pancreatic trauma in rats. Methods: A grade III pancreatic trauma model with main pancreatic duct dividing was established, and the pancreas anatomical diagram, ascites, and serum biochemical indices, including amylase, lipase, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), were examined...
January 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615445/pharmaceutical-evaluation-of-naftopidil-enantiomers-rat-functional-assays-in-vitro-and-estrogen-androgen-induced-rat-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-model-in-vivo
#16
Jun-Jun Huang, Yi Cai, Min-Yi Huang, Liu Zhu, Fei He, Xia-Wen Liu, Bi-Yun Huang, Yan-Zhen Yi, Mu Yuan
Naftopidil (NAF) is a α1D/1A adrenoceptor selective drug used for the treatment of both benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS). However, NAF is used as a racemate in clinic. To compare the differences and similarities among two enantiomers and racemate, pharmacological activities were evaluated through rat functional assays in vitro and estrogen/androgen (E/T) induced rat BPH model in vivo. NAF and the two enantiomers showed similar blocking activity on α1 receptor. S-NAF exhibited more α1D/1A adrenoceptor subtype selectivity than R-NAF and the racemate...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547034/augmenting-regional-and-targeted-delivery-in-the-pulmonary-acinus-using-magnetic-particles
#17
Yan Ostrovski, Philipp Hofemeier, Josué Sznitman
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that by coupling magnetic particles to inhaled therapeutics, the ability to target specific lung regions (eg, only acinar deposition), or even more so specific points in the lung (eg, tumor targeting), can be substantially improved. Although this method has been proven feasible in seminal in vivo studies, there is still a wide gap in our basic understanding of the transport phenomena of magnetic particles in the pulmonary acinar regions of the lungs, including particle dynamics and deposition characteristics...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539078/meibomian-gland-cells-display-a-differentiation-dependent-composition-of-desmosomes
#18
Vera Rötzer, Desalegn Egu, Jens Waschke
Meibomian glands are a modified type of sebaceous glands within the eye lid, which produce an oily secretion important for the stabilization and the prevention of evaporation of the tear film. The holocrine secretory mode of Meibomian glands is characterized by the centripetal movement, the maturation and finally degeneration of the acinar epithelial cells. The process of maturation and degeneration is paralleled by altered expression pattern of certain proteins and the intracellular accumulation of Meibomian gland lipids...
December 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531257/expression-of-cyp1a1-and-cyp1a2-in-the-liver-and-kidney-of-rabbits-after-prolonged-infusion-of-propofol
#19
Sónia P Campos, Maria de Lurdes Pinto, Gabriela Gomes, Paula Guedes de Pinho, Joaquim A Monteiro, Luis M Félix, Paula S Branco, Luísa M Ferreira, Luís M Antunes
BACKGROUND: Propofol biotransformation occurs in the liver via hydroxylation by CYP450 enzymatic complex and by glucuronidation, however extra-hepatic metabolism has also been described. OBJECTIVES: To better understand the metabolic pathways involved in propofol biotransformation, the expression of CYP1A1, CYP1A2, the enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant activity and the amount of propofol and its non-conjugated metabolites were investigated. METHODS: Twenty-one NewZealand rabbits were allocated into three groups continuously treated for 20h...
October 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27523617/renewal-of-the-holocrine-meibomian-glands-by-label-retaining-unipotent-epithelial-progenitors
#20
Geraint J Parfitt, Phillip N Lewis, Robert D Young, Alex Richardson, J Guy Lyons, Nick Di Girolamo, James V Jester
The meibomian and sebaceous glands secrete lipids to prevent desiccation of the ocular surface and skin, respectively. Precisely how these holocrine tissues regenerate is not well understood. To address this, we characterized keratin 5(+) (K5) label-retaining cells (LRCs) and the lineage tracing of keratin 14 (K14) progenitors in mouse meibomian glands. Using the tet-off H2B-GFP/K5tTA mouse, H2B-GFP fluorescence dilutes 2-fold with every division in K5(+) cell nuclei after doxycycline administration. In 3D reconstructions generated over a >28-day doxycycline chase, we observed LRCs at the acinus entrance where K6(+) ductal epithelium terminates...
September 13, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
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