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Arginase II protein regulates Parkin-dependent p32 degradation that contributes to Ca2+-dependent eNOS activation in endothelial cells.

Cardiovasc Res 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Biological Sciences.

Aims: Arginase II (ArgII) plays a key role in the regulation of Ca2+ between the cytosol and mitochondria in a p32-dependent manner. p32 contributes to endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activation through the Ca2+/CaMKII/AMPK/p38MAPK/Akt signaling cascade. Therefore, we investigated a novel function of ArgII in the regulation of p32 stability. Read More

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Premedication with pioglitazone prevents doxorubicin-induced left ventricular dysfunction in mice.

BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 2021 May 7;22(1):27. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Kita-15, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

Background: Doxorubicin (DOX) is widely used as an effective chemotherapeutic agent for cancers; however, DOX induces cardiac toxicity, called DOX-induced cardiomyopathy. Although DOX-induced cardiomyopathy is known to be associated with a high cumulative dose of DOX, the mechanisms of its long-term effects have not been completely elucidated. Pioglitazone (Pio) is presently contraindicated in patients with symptomatic heart failure owing to the side effects. Read More

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Gestational folic acid deficiency alters embryonic eye development: Possible role of basement membrane proteins in eye malformations.

Nutrition 2021 Mar 26;90:111250. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Faculty of Optics and Optometry, Anatomy and Embryology Department, Madrid, Spain; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Faculty of Medicine, Anatomy and Embryology Department, Madrid, Spain.

Objectives: Folic acid (FA) is crucial before and during early pregnancy. FA deficiency can occur because dietary FA intake is low in mothers at the time of conception. Likewise, various ocular pathologies are related to the alteration of extracellular matrices. Read More

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A survey of the mouse hindbrain in the fed and fasted state using single-nucleus RNA sequencing.

Mol Metab 2021 May 4:101240. Epub 2021 May 4.

MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: The area postrema (AP) and the nucleus tractus solitaris (NTS), located in the hindbrain, are key nuclei that sense and integrate peripheral nutritional signals and, consequently, regulate feeding behaviour. While single cell transcriptomics have been used in mice to reveal the gene expression profile and heterogeneity of key hypothalamic populations, similar in-depth studies have not yet been performed in the hindbrain.

Methods: Using single-nucleus RNA sequencing, we provide a detailed survey of 16,034 cells within the AP and NTS of the mouse, in the fed and fasted state. Read More

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Assessment of hepatic fatty acids during non-alcoholic steatohepatitis progression using magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Ann Hepatol 2021 May 4:100358. Epub 2021 May 4.

Biomedical Imaging Center, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; ANID, Millennium Science Initiative Program, Millennium Nucleus for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Santiago, Chile; Radiology Department, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction And Objectives: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a spectrum of liver abnormalities including steatosis, steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Liver biopsy remains the gold standard method to determine the disease stage in NAFLD but is an invasive and risky procedure. Studies have previously reported that changes in intrahepatic fatty acids (FA) composition are related to the progression of NAFLD, mainly in its early stages. Read More

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Possible contribution of hepatocyte secretion to the elevation of plasma exosomal arginase-1 in high-fat diet-fed mice.

Life Sci 2021 May 4:119588. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Oko-cho, Nankoku, Kochi 783-8505, Japan. Electronic address:

Aims: The elevation of arginase in vascular tissues decreases nitric oxide production, which is considered as an early step of atherosclerosis in obesity. Previously, we found that arginase-1, one of arginase isozymes, was elevated in the blood plasma of obese adults. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the mechanism by which obesity increases arginase-1 levels in the blood. Read More

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Changes in brown adipose tissue lipid mediator signatures with aging, obesity, and DHA supplementation in female mice.

FASEB J 2021 Jun;35(6):e21592

Center for Nutrition Research, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Brown adipose tissue (BAT) dysfunction in aging and obesity has been related to chronic unresolved inflammation, which could be mediated by an impaired production of specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPMs), such as Lipoxins-LXs, Resolvins-Rvs, Protectins-PDs, and Maresins-MaRs. Our aim was to characterize the changes in BAT SPMs signatures and their association with BAT dysfunction during aging, especially under obesogenic conditions, and their modulation by a docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich diet. Lipidomic, functional, and molecular studies were performed in BAT of 2- and 18-month-old lean (CT) female mice and in 18-month-old diet-induced obese (DIO) mice fed with a high-fat diet (HFD), or a DHA-enriched HFD. Read More

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AMPK/mTOR downregulated autophagy enhances aberrant endometrial decidualization in folate-deficient pregnant mice.

J Cell Physiol 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, College of Public Health and Administration, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, PR China.

Existing evidence suggests that adverse pregnancy outcomes are closely related to dietary factors. Folate plays an important role in neural tube formation and fetal growth, folate deficiency is a major risk factor of birth defects. Our early studies showed that folate deficiency could impair enddecidualization, however, the mechanism is still unclear. Read More

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Macrophage Extracellular Traps Aggravate Iron Overload-Related Liver Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury.

Br J Pharmacol 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Anesthesiology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510630, China.

Background And Purpose: Macrophages regulate iron homeostasis in the liver and play important role in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The aim of this study was to explore the role of macrophages in iron overload-related hepatocyte damage during liver I/R.

Experimental Approach: Liver biopsys from patients undergoing partial hepatectomy with or without hepatic portal occlusion were recruited, and markers of hepatocyte cell death and macrophage extracellular traps (METs) were detected. Read More

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Ketogenic Diet Suppressed T-Regulatory Cells and Promoted Cardiac Fibrosis via Reducing Mitochondria-Associated Membranes and Inhibiting Mitochondrial Function.

Oxid Med Cell Longev 2021 19;2021:5512322. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Cardiovascular surgery, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Ketogenic diet (KD) is popular in diabetic patients but its cardiac safety and efficiency on the heart are unknown. The aim of the present study is to determine the effects and the underlined mechanisms of KD on cardiac function in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We used db/db mice to model DCM, and different diets (regular or KD) were used. Read More

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Biochanin A Mitigates Atherosclerosis by Inhibiting Lipid Accumulation and Inflammatory Response.

Oxid Med Cell Longev 2020 11;2020:8965047. Epub 2020 Nov 11.

Department of Pathophysiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, 230032 Anhui, China.

Biochanin A (BCA), a dietary isoflavone extracted from red clover and cabbage, has been shown to antagonize hypertension and myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. However, very little is known about its role in atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to observe the effects of BCA on atherosclerosis and explore the underlying mechanisms. Read More

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November 2020

Xanthohumol ameliorates Diet-Induced Liver Dysfunction via Farnesoid X Receptor-Dependent and Independent Signaling.

Front Pharmacol 2021 20;12:643857. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States.

The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) plays a critical role in the regulation of lipid and bile acid (BA) homeostasis. Hepatic FXR loss results in lipid and BA accumulation, and progression from hepatic steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This study aimed to evaluate the effects of xanthohumol (XN), a hop-derived compound mitigating metabolic syndrome, on liver damage induced by diet and FXR deficiency in mice. Read More

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-palmitoleic Acid Reduces Adiposity via Increased Lipolysis in a Rodent Model of Diet-Induced Obesity.

Br J Nutr 2021 May 7:1-24. Epub 2021 May 7.

Laboratorio de Enfermedades Metabólicas: Obesidad y Diabetes, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Mexico City, Mexico.

Obesity is defined as increased adiposity, which leads to metabolic disease. The growth of adipose tissue depends on its capacity to expand, through hyperplasia or hypertrophy, in order to buffer energy surplus. Also, during the establishment of obesity, adipose tissue expansion reflects adipose lipid metabolism (lipogenesis and/or lipolysis). Read More

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Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells from obese mice prevent body weight gain and hyperglycemia.

Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 May 6;12(1):277. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, No. 160 Pujian Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, 200127, China.

Changes that occur to the stem cell microenvironment with disease are a major consideration that may affect the behavior and potential therapeutic efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of adipose-derived MSCs (ADSCs) from obese mice with hyperglycemia on body weight and glucose homeostasis. After 10 weeks of high-fat diet, mice were injected with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and ADSCs derived from normal mice (N-ADSCs) or obese mice (O-ADSCs), respectively. Read More

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The therapeutic potential of curcumin in alleviating N-diethylnitrosamine and iron nitrilotriacetate induced renal cell tumours in mice via inhibition of oxidative stress: Implications for cancer chemoprevention.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 May 3;139:111636. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Pathological Research, Faculty of Medicine, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2-5-1 Shikata-Cho, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.

This study was designed to reveal the protective effects of dietary supplementation of curcumin against renal cell tumours and oxidative stress induced by renal carcinogen iron nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA) in ddY male mice. The results showed that mice treated with a renal carcinogen, Fe-NTA, a 35% renal cell tumour incidence was noticed, whereas renal cell tumour occurrence was elevated to 80% in Fe-NTA promoted and N-diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-initiated mice as compared with saline- treated mice. No incidence of tumours has been observed in DEN-initiated non-promoted mice. Read More

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Aronia berry polyphenols have matrix-dependent effects on the gut microbiota.

Food Chem 2021 Apr 20;359:129831. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Food Science, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA. Electronic address:

The objective of this study was to determine the extent that the aronia berry matrix affects gut microbiota composition, fecal short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and colonic anthocyanins in healthy mice. C57BL/6J mice were fed AIN-93 M control diet (C) or C with whole aronia berry (AB), aronia extract (AE), or polyphenol-depleted AB (D) at the expense of cornstarch. After one week of feeding, AB and D increased fecal anthocyanins more than AE. Read More

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Succinylsulfathiazole modulates the mTOR signaling pathway in the liver of c57BL/6 mice via a folate independent mechanism.

Exp Gerontol 2021 May 3;150:111387. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA; Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. Electronic address:

Researchers studying the effect of folate restriction on rodents have resorted to the use of the antibiotic succinylsulfathiazole (SST) in the folate depleted diet to induce a folate deficient status. SST has been used extensively in rodent studies since the 1940s. Its localized effect on the gut bacteria as well as its effectiveness in reducing folate producing species is well documented. Read More

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Effects of Low-Dose Gestational TCDD Exposure on Behavior and on Hippocampal Neuron Morphology and Gene Expression in Mice.

Environ Health Perspect 2021 May 6;129(5):57002. Epub 2021 May 6.

Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology, King's College London, London, UK.

Background: 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo--dioxin (TCDD) is a persistent and toxic environmental pollutant. Gestational exposure to TCDD has been linked to cognitive and motor deficits, and increased incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) traits in children. Most animal studies of these neurodevelopmental effects involve acute TCDD exposure, which does not model typical exposure in humans. Read More

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Circulating microRNA‑135a‑3p in serum extracellular vesicles as a potential biological marker of non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Mol Med Rep 2021 Jul 6;24(1). Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, P.R. China.

Non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a widespread threat to human health. However, the present screening methods for NAFLD are time‑consuming or invasive. The present study aimed to assess the potential of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) in serum extracellular vesicles (EVs) as a biomarker of NAFLD. Read More

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Bacillus licheniformis Zhengchangsheng® Inhibits Obesity by Regulating the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling Pathway.

Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, Changchun, 130062, People's Republic of China.

As a metabolic syndrome, obesity has become a global public health problem. Bacillus licheniformis has been shown to inhibit obesity by regulating the gut microbiota, but the underlying mechanism of its therapeutic effect is still unknown. In this study, the anti-obesity mechanism of Bacillus licheniformis Zhengchangsheng® was investigated by examining a high-fat diet-induced obesity mouse model. Read More

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Genetic Architecture Modulates Diet-Induced Hepatic mRNA and miRNA Expression Profiles in Diversity Outbred Mice.

Genetics 2020 Sep;216(1):241-259

Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Davis, California 95616.

Genetic approaches in model organisms have consistently demonstrated that molecular traits such as gene expression are under genetic regulation, similar to clinical traits. The resulting expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) have revolutionized our understanding of genetic regulation and identified numerous candidate genes for clinically relevant traits. More recently, these analyses have been extended to other molecular traits such as protein abundance, metabolite levels, and miRNA expression. Read More

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September 2020

Exenatide Attenuates Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis by Inhibiting the Pyroptosis Signaling Pathway.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 19;12:663039. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China.

Background/aims: Exenatide is a glucagon-like polypeptide-1 analog, whose main clinical use is to treat type 2 diabetes. However, the mechanism of exenatide in mitigating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the and effect of exenatide on NASH. Read More

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Effects of KY-903, a Novel Tetrazole-Based Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor γ Modulator, in Male Diabetic Mice and Female Ovariectomized Rats.

Biol Pharm Bull 2021 ;44(5):659-668

R&D Division, Kyoto Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) modulators are expected to exert anti-diabetic effects without PPARγ-related adverse effects, such as fluid retention, weight gain, and bone loss. The present study showed that the novel tetrazole derivative KY-903 exerted similar selective PPARγ partial agonist properties to INT-131, a known PPARγ modulator, in transactivation assays, and decreased plasma glucose and triglyceride levels with increases in adiponectin levels in diabetic KK-Ay mice. These effects were similar to those of pioglitazone. Read More

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January 2021

Matcha and Its Components Control Angiogenic Potential.

J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 2021 ;67(2):118-125

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University.

The brain needs the appropriate capillary networks to maintain normal brain function. Since previous studies showed age-related decrease in the cortical capillaries, it is suggested that protection against capillary aging is critical for maintaining brain function. Epidemiological studies have indicated that brain functions were protected from age-related decline by the long-term consumption of matcha. Read More

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January 2021

Short-chain fatty acids can improve lipid and glucose metabolism independently of the pig gut microbiota.

J Anim Sci Biotechnol 2021 May 6;12(1):61. Epub 2021 May 6.

Key Laboratory of Animal Disease-Resistance Nutrition, Chengdu, 611130, Sichuan, China.

Background: Previous studies have shown that exogenous short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) introduction attenuated the body fat deposition in conventional mice and pigs. However, limited studies have evaluated the effects of exogenously introduced SCFAs on the lipid and glucose metabolism independently of the gut microbiota. This study was to investigate the effects of exogenous introduction of SCFAs on the lipid and glucose metabolism in a germ-free (GF) pig model. Read More

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Tryptanthrin Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching in Atherosclerosis by AMP-Activated Protein Kinase/Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Signaling Pathway.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2021 May;77(5):642-649

Departments of Pharmacy; and.

Abstract: Atherosclerosis (AS) is one of the most severe cardiovascular diseases involved in the phenotypic switching of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Tryptanthrin is a natural product with broad biological activities. However, the effect of tryptanthrin on atherosclerotic progression is unclear. Read More

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Vitamin D deficiency exacerbates hepatic oxidative stress and inflammation during acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury in mice.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 May 2;97:107716. Epub 2021 May 2.

First Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230032, China. Electronic address:

Several experiments confirmed that vitamin D3 protected against acetaminophen (APAP)-induced acute liver injury (ALI). This research aimed to evaluate the influence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) on APAP-induced ALI. In VDD and VDD + APAP groups, mice were fed with VDD diet. Read More

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KIM-1 mediates fatty acid uptake by renal tubular cells to promote progressive diabetic kidney disease.

Cell Metab 2021 May;33(5):1042-1061.e7

Division of Renal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address:

Tubulointerstitial abnormalities are predictive of the progression of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), and their targeting may be an effective means for prevention. Proximal tubular (PT) expression of kidney injury molecule (KIM)-1, as well as blood and urinary levels, are increased early in human diabetes and can predict the rate of disease progression. Here, we report that KIM-1 mediates PT uptake of palmitic acid (PA)-bound albumin, leading to enhanced tubule injury with DNA damage, PT cell-cycle arrest, interstitial inflammation and fibrosis, and secondary glomerulosclerosis. Read More

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Photobiomodulation therapy promotes the ATP-binding cassette transporter A1-dependent cholesterol efflux in macrophage to ameliorate atherosclerosis.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science & Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease related to a massive accumulation of cholesterol in the artery wall. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) has been reported to possess cardioprotective effects but has no consensus on the underlying mechanisms. Here, we aimed to investigate whether PBMT could ameliorate atherosclerosis and explore the potential molecular mechanisms. Read More

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Polysaccharide MCP extracted from reduces atherosclerosis in LDLR-deficient mice.

Food Funct 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Key Laboratory of Metabolism and Regulation for Major Diseases of Anhui Higher Education Institutes, School of Food and Biological Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, Anhui, China.

The pharmaceutical application of fungal polysaccharides has been extensively studied based on their multiple biological activities. However, the effect of Morchella esculenta polysaccharides on the development of atherosclerosis remains unknown. This study aims to investigate the anti-atherosclerotic effect of a novel polysaccharide (MCP) extracted from Morchella esculenta. Read More

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