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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4458, 2020 09 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32895383

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In rodent models of type 2 diabetes (T2D), sustained remission of hyperglycemia can be induced by a single intracerebroventricular (icv) injection of fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1), and the mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) was recently implicated as the brain area responsible for this effect. To better understand the cellular response to FGF1 in the MBH, we sequenced >79,000 single-cell transcriptomes from the hypothalamus of diabetic Lepob/ob mice obtained on Days 1 and 5 after icv injection of either FGF1 or vehicle. A wide range of transcriptional responses to FGF1 was observed across diverse hypothalamic cell types, with glial cell types responding much more robustly than neurons at both time points. Tanycytes and ependymal cells were the most FGF1-responsive cell type at Day 1, but astrocytes and oligodendrocyte lineage cells subsequently became more responsive. Based on histochemical and ultrastructural evidence of enhanced cell-cell interactions between astrocytes and Agrp neurons (key components of the melanocortin system), we performed a series of studies showing that intact melanocortin signaling is required for the sustained antidiabetic action of FGF1. These data collectively suggest that hypothalamic glial cells are leading targets for the effects of FGF1 and that sustained diabetes remission is dependent on intact melanocortin signaling.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/dietoterapia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Fator 1 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/administração & dosagem , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Hipotálamo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Recombinantes/administração & dosagem , Proteína Relacionada com Agouti/metabolismo , Animais , Astrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Astrócitos/metabolismo , Glicemia/análise , Comunicação Celular , Núcleo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/patologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Sacarose na Dieta/administração & dosagem , Sacarose na Dieta/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Hipotálamo/citologia , Hipotálamo/patologia , Injeções Intraventriculares , Leptina/genética , Masculino , Melanocortinas/metabolismo , Hormônios Estimuladores de Melanócitos/administração & dosagem , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Oligodendroglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligodendroglia/metabolismo , RNA-Seq , Receptor Tipo 4 de Melanocortina/genética , Receptores de Melanocortina/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores de Melanocortina/metabolismo , Indução de Remissão/métodos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Análise de Célula Única , Técnicas Estereotáxicas , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 258: 118225, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771557

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AIM: The aim of this study was considering the effects of taurine supplementation with combined aerobic and resistance training (CARE) on myocardial apoptosis and Protein Kinase B (akt) level changes in diabetic rat. MAIN METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided in to 5 groups of 8 animals in each: 1) control, 2) Diabetes Mellitus (DM), 3) DM with taurine supplementation (DM/T), 4) DM with CARE (DM/CARE), and 5) DM with combination of taurine and CARE (DM/T/CARE). DM was induced by injection of streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotine amid (NA) for 2, 3, 4 and 5 groups. Supplement groups received taurine in gavage, 100 mg/kg of body weight, 6 day per weeks, 8 weeks. CARE was performed at maximal speed and 1RM (40-60% of maximum for both). KEY FINDINGS: The results of this study showed that DM significantly increased blood glucose and caspase 3, caspase 9 expressions and apoptosis cells in heart tissue and reduced Akt expression (p < 0.001). However, taurine and CARE interventions significantly decreased apoptosis markers (caspase 3 and caspase 9) and significantly increased Akt in heart of diabetic rats compare to DM groups (p < 0.05). The highest improvement observed in DM/T/CARE group (p < 0.05). SIGNIFICANCE: Based on these results, it seems that the use of taurine with combined aerobic and exercise training minimize the cardiac damage caused by diabetes (especially apoptosis) trough increasing protein kinase Akt expression. This could improve cardiac remodeling after diabetes. However, more research is needed, especially on the human samples.


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Apoptose/fisiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal/fisiologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/biossíntese , Taurina/administração & dosagem , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/terapia , Masculino , Miocárdio/patologia , Condicionamento Físico Animal/tendências , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237985, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822395

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Allogeneic cultured epidermis (allo-CE) is a cultured keratinocyte sheet manufactured from donor cells and promotes wound healing when used in deep dermal burns, donor sites, and chronic ulcers and serves as a wound dressing. Allo-CE is usually cryopreserved to be ready to use. However, the cryopreservation procedure will damage the cell viability, and the influence of Allo-CE, according to its viability or wound healing process, has not been evaluated sufficiently. In this study, we aimed to prove the influence of keratinocyte viability contained in allo-CEs on wound healing. We prepared CEs with Green's method using keratinocytes obtained from a polydactyly patient and then prepared four kinds of CEs with different cell viabilities [fresh, cryopreserved, frozen, and FT (freeze and thaw)]. The cell viabilities of fresh, cryopreserved, frozen, and FT CEs were 95.7%, 59.9%, 16.7%, and 0.0%, respectively. The four CEs had homogeneous characteristics, except for small gaps found in the FT sheet by transmission electron microscopy observation. The four CEs were applied on the full-thickness skin defect of diabetic mice (BKS.Cg-Dock 7m +/+ Leprdb/Jcl), and the wound area and neoepithelium length were evaluated on days 4, 7, and 14. As a result, FT CEs without viable cells similarly promoted epithelialization on days 4 and 7 (p<0.05) and accelerated wound closure on day 7 (p<0.01) as fresh CEs compared with the control group. In conclusion, the promoting effect of allo-CE on wound healing does not depend on cell viability. Lyophilized CEs may be a suitable wound dressing with a long storage period at room temperature.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Queratinócitos/transplante , Cicatrização , Animais , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Cultivadas , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Humanos , Lactente , Queratinócitos/citologia , Queratinócitos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Polidactilia/metabolismo , Polidactilia/patologia , Reepitelização
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3812, 2020 07 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32732889

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Vascular endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction plays a key role in diabetic complications. This study discovers significant upregulation of Quaking-7 (QKI-7) in iPS cell-derived ECs when exposed to hyperglycemia, and in human iPS-ECs from diabetic patients. QKI-7 is also highly expressed in human coronary arterial ECs from diabetic donors, and on blood vessels from diabetic critical limb ischemia patients undergoing a lower-limb amputation. QKI-7 expression is tightly controlled by RNA splicing factors CUG-BP and hnRNPM through direct binding. QKI-7 upregulation is correlated with disrupted cell barrier, compromised angiogenesis and enhanced monocyte adhesion. RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) and mRNA-decay assays reveal that QKI-7 binds and promotes mRNA degradation of downstream targets CD144, Neuroligin 1 (NLGN1), and TNF-α-stimulated gene/protein 6 (TSG-6). When hindlimb ischemia is induced in diabetic mice and QKI-7 is knocked-down in vivo in ECs, reperfusion and blood flow recovery are markedly promoted. Manipulation of QKI-7 represents a promising strategy for the treatment of diabetic vascular complications.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Doenças Vasculares/patologia , Animais , Antígenos CD/genética , Aterosclerose/patologia , Caderinas/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Moléculas de Adesão Celular Neuronais/genética , Células Cultivadas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Hiperglicemia/patologia , Isquemia/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Interferência de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4191-4203, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606672

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Purpose: To characterize the nanoparticle of antroquinonol from A. cinnamomea and its ameliorative effects on the reproductive dysfunction in the diabetic male rat. Material and Methods: The chitosan-silicate nanoparticle was used as the carrier for the delivery of antroquinonol from solid-state-cultured A. cinnamomea extract (AC). The rats were fed with a high-fat diet and intraperitoneally injected with streptozotocin to induce diabetes. The rats were daily oral gavage by water [Diabetes (DM) and Control groups], three different doses of chitosan-silicate nanoparticle of antroquinonol from solid-state-cultured A. cinnamomea (nano-SAC, NAC): (DM+NAC1x, 4 mg/kg of body weight; DM+NAC2x, 8 mg/kg; and DM+NAC5x, 20 mg/kg), solid-state-cultured AC (DM+AC5x, 20 mg/kg), or metformin (DM+Met, 200 mg/kg) for 7 weeks. Results: The nano-SAC size was 37.68±5.91 nm, the zeta potential was 4.13±0.49 mV, encapsulation efficiency was 79.29±0.77%, and loading capacity was 32.45±0.02%. The nano-SAC can improve diabetes-induced reproductive dysfunction by regulating glucose, insulin, and oxidative enzyme and by increasing the level of testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and sperm count as well as sperm mobility. In testicular histopathology, the seminiferous tubules of A. cinnamomea-supplemented diabetic rats showed similar morphology with the control group. Conclusion: The nanoparticle of antroquinonol from Antrodia cinnamomea can be used as an effective strategy to improve diabetes-induced testicular dysfunction.


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Antrodia/química , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Nanopartículas/química , Reprodução , Ubiquinona/análogos & derivados , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Jejum/sangue , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Humanos , Insulina/efeitos adversos , Insulina/sangue , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/fisiopatologia , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Contagem de Espermatozoides , Motilidade Espermática/efeitos dos fármacos , Estreptozocina , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Testículo/patologia , Ubiquinona/farmacologia , Ubiquinona/uso terapêutico
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Food Chem ; 333: 127506, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32679417

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Artichoke floral stems (AFS) food waste by-products were examined for their phytochemical constituents and their in vitro and in vivo biological activities. Although that the highest total phenol content and total flavonoid content were found in ethyl acetate extract, methanol extract possessed the strongest DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activity, and showed the highest reducing ferric antioxidant power (FRAP). The anti-acetylcholinesterase activity was higher in butanol extract, whereas the ethyl acetate extract had the highest inhibitory effect on heat-induced protein denaturation. In alloxan-induced diabetic mice, the AFS methanol extract (AFSE) rich in caffeoylquinic acids and flavones reduced blood glucose, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase, creatinine, and improved liver, and renal antioxidative status. Administration of AFSE to diabetic mice reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, and the atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) suggesting its hypolipidemic action. Overall, AFS could be considered as attractive source of health-promoting ingredients.


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Cynara scolymus/química , Compostos Fitoquímicos/análise , Extratos Vegetais/química , Alanina Transaminase , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicemia/análise , Candida albicans/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Cynara scolymus/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Flavonoides/análise , Flores/química , Flores/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Fenóis/análise , Compostos Fitoquímicos/química , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Compostos Fitoquímicos/uso terapêutico , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Caules de Planta/química , Caules de Planta/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray
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Life Sci ; 258: 118146, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32721462

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate protective efficacies and mechanisms of dencichine on diabetic kidney injury via in vitro and in vivo assays. METHODS: Effects of dencichine on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) induced oxidative damage in HK-2 renal cells were assessed by CCK-8 method. Forty streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats with kidney injury were randomly divided into negative control group, three doses of dencichine (40, 80 and 160 mg/kg) groups. Blood biochemical and kidney related indexes as well adrenal morphological changes, apoptosis and autophagy related markers of diabetic rats were measured. RESULTS: Cell viability of HK-2 cells with oxidative damage induced by H2O2 was significantly improved by dencichine with 160 µg/mL for 43.7% and 320 µg/mL for 52.9% compared with control. Moreover, the decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS), and increased intracellular antioxidant enzymes including GPX1, SOD2 and GSH were showed in dencichine groups. In addition, incubation of dencichine in HK-2 cells promoted the increase of p-AMPK, BCL2, LC3, decreased activation of p-mTOR, BAX and Caspase 3. Chronic treatment of dencichine improved the STZ-induced diabetic characteristics of model rats. Further histopathological examination of renal tissues revealed 12-week treatment of dencichine effectively improved the morphology of nephropathy in diabetic rats. Moreover, dencichine also ameliorated excessive oxidation stress, down-regulated renal cell apoptosis and fibrosis related proteins, thereby protected renal tissues in diabetic rats. CONCLUSION: Dencichine ameliorated STZ-induced kidney injury mainly through inhibiting oxidative stress, reducing renal fibrosis, increasing autophagy, and reducing the renal cell apoptosis related proteins to protect nephrocytes and decrease renal tissue damage.


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Diamino Aminoácidos/uso terapêutico , Antioxidantes/uso terapêutico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/complicações , Nefropatias Diabéticas/tratamento farmacológico , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Nefropatias Diabéticas/etiologia , Nefropatias Diabéticas/metabolismo , Nefropatias Diabéticas/patologia , Fibrose , Humanos , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Chem Biol Interact ; 328: 109197, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32710900

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The present study was undertaken to assess the effect of imatinib mesylate; a tyrosine kinase inhibitor and a well-known anticancer with numerous medical benefits on blood sugar levels, insulin, and glucagon secretion in an experimental model of STZ-induced diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) was induced by a single I.P. injection of Streptozotocin (STZ) (50 mg/kg) in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Daily oral imatinib (10 mg/kg) and (20 mg/kg) for 4 weeks induced a significant attenuation in signs of DM in rats reflected in their assessed lab values. Biomarkers of cell injury, tissue necrosis, and apoptosis; caspase-3 were significantly reduced with imatinib treatment. Furthermore, pancreatic antioxidants defenses of which; superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase activities, reduced glutathione (GSH) concentration, and total antioxidant capacity have significantly improved with a simultaneous reduction in malondialdehyde (MDA) content. Histopathologically, imatinib treatment was associated with a minimal pancreatic injury and marked restoration of insulin content in ß-cells. Moreover, imatinib treatment revealed a significant reduction in the infiltration of macrophages in ß-cells. Imatinib's ameliorative impact on DM may be attributed to it's mediated protection and preservation of pancreatic ß-cells function and the improvement in serum insulin levels and hence the improvement of blood glucose and overall glycemic control.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Mesilato de Imatinib/farmacologia , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Administração Oral , Animais , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Antígenos de Diferenciação Mielomonocítica/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/sangue , Glicemia/metabolismo , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/sangue , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Glucagon/sangue , Glutationa/metabolismo , Insulina/sangue , Células Secretoras de Insulina/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Tamanho do Órgão/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Estreptozocina , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0228429, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32722679

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Diabetes mellitus (DM) causes ototoxicity by inducing oxidative stress, microangiopathy, and apoptosis in the cochlear sensory hair cells. The natural anti-oxidant pterostilbene (PTS) (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystylbene) has been reported to relieve oxidative stress and apoptosis in DM, but its role in diabetic-induced ototoxicity is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of dose-dependent PTS on the cochlear cells of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. The study included 30 albino male Wistar rats that were randomized into five groups: non-diabetic control (Control), diabetic control (DM), and diabetic rats treated with intraperitoneal PTS at 10, 20, or 40 mg/kg/day during the four-week experimental period (DM + PTS10, DM + PTS20, and DM + PTS40). Distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) tests were performed at the beginning and end of the study. At the end of the experimental period, apoptosis in the rat cochlea was investigated using caspase-8, cytochrome-c, and terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-biotin end labeling (TUNEL). Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to assess the mRNA expression levels of the following genes: CASP-3, BCL-associated X protein (BAX), and BCL-2. Body weight, blood glucose, serum insulin, and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in the rat groups were evaluated. The mean DPOAE amplitude in the DM group was significantly lower than the means of the other groups (0.9-8 kHz; P < 0.001 for all). A dose-dependent increase of the mean DPOAE amplitudes was observed with PTS treatment (P < 0.05 for all). The Caspase-8 and Cytochrome-c protein expressions and the number of TUNEL-positive cells in the hair cells of the Corti organs of the DM rat group were significantly higher than those of the PTS treatment and control groups (DM > DM + PTS10 > DM + PTS20 > DM + PTS40 > Control; P < 0.05 for all). PTS treatment also reduced cell apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner by increasing the mRNA expression of the anti-apoptosis BCL2 gene and by decreasing the mRNA expressions of both the pro-apoptosis BAX gene and its effector CASP-3 and the ratio of BAX/BCL-2 in a dose-dependent manner (P < 0.05 compared to DM for all). PTS treatment significantly improved the metabolic parameters of the diabetic rats, such as body weight, blood glucose, serum insulin, and MDA levels, consistent with our other findings (P < 0.05 compared to DM for all). PTS decreased the cochlear damage caused by diabetes, as confirmed by DPOAE, biochemical, histopathological, immunohistochemical, and molecular findings. This study reports the first in vivo findings to suggest that PTS may be a protective therapeutic agent against diabetes-induced ototoxicity.


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Cóclea/efeitos dos fármacos , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Ototoxicidade/prevenção & controle , Estilbenos/farmacologia , Acústica , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/genética , Cóclea/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/complicações , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Ratos Wistar , Estilbenos/administração & dosagem , Estreptozocina , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/genética
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4393-4405, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606684

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Aim: The effects of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers on the mammalian heart are not completely understood. In this study, we have investigated the effects of a sixth-generation cationic dendrimer (G6 PAMAM) on cardiac function in control and diabetic rat hearts following ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Methods: Isolated hearts from healthy non-diabetic (Ctr) male Wistar rats were subjected to ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). LV contractility and hemodynamics data were computed digitally whereas cardiac damage following I/R injury was assessed by measuring cardiac enzymes. For ex vivo acute exposure experiments, G6 PAMAM was administered during the first 10 mins of reperfusion in Ctr animals. In chronic in vivo studies, nondiabetic rats (Ctr) received either vehicle or daily i.p. injections of G6 PAMAM (40 mg/kg) for 4 weeks. Diabetic (D) animals received either vehicle or daily i.p. injections of G6 PAMAM (10, 20 or 40 mg/kg) for 4 weeks. The impact of G6 PAMAM on pacing-postconditioning (PPC) was also studied in Ctr and D rats. Results: In ex vivo studies, acute administration of G6 PAMAM to isolated Ctr hearts during reperfusion dose-dependently impaired recovery of cardiac hemodynamics and vascular dynamics parameters following I/R injury. Chronic daily i.p. injections of G6 PAMAM significantly (P<0.01) impaired recovery of cardiac function following I/R injury in nondiabetic animals but this was not generally observed in diabetic animals except for CF which was impaired by about 50%. G6 PAMAM treatment completely blocked the protective effects of PPC in the Ctr animals. Conclusion: Acute ex vivo or chronic in vivo treatment with naked G6 PAMAM dendrimer can significantly compromise recovery of non-diabetic hearts from I/R injury and can further negate the beneficial effects of PPC. Our findings are therefore extremely important in the nanotoxicological evaluation of G6 PAMAM dendrimers for potential clinical applications in physiological and pathological settings.


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Dendrímeros/toxicidade , Coração/fisiopatologia , Mamíferos/fisiologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/fisiopatologia , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Poliaminas/administração & dosagem , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/fisiopatologia , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemodinâmica/efeitos dos fármacos , Pós-Condicionamento Isquêmico , Masculino , Contração Miocárdica/efeitos dos fármacos , Miocárdio/enzimologia , Ratos Wistar
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 53(7): e8763, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32520205

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Upper limb performance is affected by diabetes mellitus (DM). Neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is a key structure to understand the relationship between performance and morphology in DM. The aim of the study was to analyze NMJ plasticity due to DM in an animal model and its relationship with the function of forelimbs in rats. Twelve Wistar rats were divided into control (C) and DM groups. Animals were trained to perform a grasping task, following procedures of habituation, shaping, and reaching task. DM was induced using streptozotocin. Forelimb neuromuscular performance for dexterity was evaluated one day before DM induction and five weeks following induction. After that, biceps, triceps, and finger flexors and extensors were removed. Connective tissue and muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA) were measured. NMJ was assessed by its morphometric characteristics (area, perimeter, and maximum diameter), using ImageJ software. Motor performance analyses were made using single pellet retrieval task performance test. Student's t-test was used for comparisons between groups. A significant decrease in all NMJ morphometric parameters was observed in the DM group compared with the C group. Results showed that DM generated NMJ retraction in muscles involved in a reaching task. These alterations are related to signs of muscular atrophy and to poor reaching task performance. In conclusion, induced DM caused NMJ retraction and muscular atrophy in muscles involved in reaching task performance. Induced DM caused significantly lower motor performance, especially in the final moments of evaluation, when DM compromised the tropism of the muscular tissue.


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Adaptação Fisiológica/fisiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Junção Neuromuscular/patologia , Análise e Desempenho de Tarefas , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Junção Neuromuscular/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 3511-3522, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32547010

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Introduction: Diabetic wounds are challenging to treat due to a wide range of pathophysiological changes. Hypoxia is one of the predominant contributing factors of poor vascularization and chronicity in diabetic wounds. This study was designed to develop polycaprolactone (PCL)-based oxygen-releasing electrospun wound dressings and evaluate their efficacy for improved full thickness wound healing in diabetic rats. Methods: PCL-based oxygen releasing wound dressings were made using electrospinning technology. The developed dressings were characterized in terms of physical as well as biological properties both in vitro and in vivo. E-spun nanofibrous dressings were physically characterized with scanning electron microscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. To study the likely impact of the fabricated wound dressings in hypoxic conditions, HIF-1α expression analysis was carried out both at gene and protein levels. Wound dressings were further evaluated for their healing potential for extensive wounds in diabetic rat models. Results: The experimental results showed that the developed dressings were capable of continuously generating oxygen for up to 10 days. Cell studies further confirmed pronounced expression of HIF-1α at gene and protein levels in cells seeded on PCL-sodium percarbonate (SPC) and PCL scaffolds compared with the cells cultured on a tissue culture plate. Chorioallantoic membrane assay revealed the supportive role of oxygen releasing dressings on angiogenesis compared to the control group. Histological assessment of the regenerated skin tissues proved that full thickness wounds covered with SPC loaded PCL dressings had a comparatively better vascularized and compact extracellular matrix with completely covered thick epithelium. Discussion: The developed oxygen generating polymeric nanofibrous wound dressings could potentially be used as an envisioned approach for the efficient recovery of chronic diabetic wounds.


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Diabetes Mellitus/patologia , Nanofibras/química , Neovascularização Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxigênio/química , Poliésteres/farmacologia , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Bandagens , Bioensaio , Membrana Corioalantoide/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Corioalantoide/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Nanofibras/ultraestrutura , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Pele/patologia , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier
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Life Sci ; 254: 117787, 2020 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32417372

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AIMS: To evaluate the effects of esculin treatment on P2X7 receptor and mitochondrial dysfunction in the renal cortex of diabetic rats. MAIN METHODS: Male Wistar rats, 7 weeks old, were unilaterally nephrectomized. Part of these animals were induced to diabetes using streptozotocin (60 mg/kg). Diabetes was confirmed 48 h after induction, with blood glucose levels ≥200 mg/dL. Part of control and diabetic animals were selected to receive daily doses of esculin (50 mg/kg), during 8 weeks. The animals were placed in metabolic cages at the eighth week of protocol for 24 h urine collection and a small aliquot of blood was collected for biochemical analysis. After this procedure, the animals were euthanized and the remaining kidney was stored for histopathological analysis, Western blotting and mitochondrial high-resolution respirometry. KEY FINDINGS: Although esculin did not change metabolic parameters, renal biochemical function, neither TBARS in DM rats, esculin reduced P2X7 levels in these animals and restored mitochondrial function via glycolysis substrates and ß-oxidation. Besides, at the histological analysis, we observed that esculin reduced inflammatory infiltrates and collagen IV deposits as compared to diabetic group. SIGNIFICANCE: Esculin attenuated the development of renal injuries caused by hyperglycemia, proinflammatory and oxidative mechanisms mediated by P2X7 receptor, as seen by histological findings and improved mitochondrial function in diabetic animals. This suggests that esculin could be used as an adjuvant therapy to prevent the diabetic nephropathy.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Esculina/farmacologia , Córtex Renal/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Receptores Purinérgicos P2X7/metabolismo , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Colágenos Fibrilares/metabolismo , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Córtex Renal/patologia , Masculino , Oxirredução/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Substâncias Reativas com Ácido Tiobarbitúrico/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2470, 2020 05 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32424320

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Human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) are a promising source for engineered cell-based therapies in which genetic engineering could enhance therapeutic efficacy and install novel cellular functions. Here, we describe an optimized Cas9-AAV6-based genome editing tool platform for site-specific mutagenesis and integration of up to more than 3 kilobases of exogenous DNA in the genome of hMSCs derived from the bone marrow, adipose tissue, and umbilical cord blood without altering their ex vivo characteristics. We generate safe harbor-integrated lines of engineered hMSCs and show that engineered luciferase-expressing hMSCs are transiently active in vivo in wound beds of db/db mice. Moreover, we generate PDGF-BB- and VEGFA-hypersecreting hMSC lines as short-term, local wound healing agents with superior therapeutic efficacy over wildtype hMSCs in the diabetic mouse model without replacing resident cells long-term. This study establishes a precise genetic engineering platform for genetic studies of hMSCs and development of engineered hMSC-based therapies.


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Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Pele/patologia , Cicatrização , Animais , Proliferação de Células , Sobrevivência Celular , Reagentes para Ligações Cruzadas/química , Dependovirus , Edição de Genes , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/metabolismo , Humanos , Hidrogéis/química , Cinética , Camundongos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-sis , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Med Life ; 13(1): 50-55, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32341701

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The mammalian target of rapamycin is not only a central regulator of lipid metabolism that controls the processes of adipogenesis and lipolysis but also a regulator of the immunometabolism of immune cells that infiltrate adipose tissue. In turn, the level of progression of diabetes is significantly influenced by the Treg subpopulation, the complexity and heterogeneity of which is confirmed by the detection of numerous tissue-specific Tregs, including the so-called VAT Tregs (visceral adipose tissue CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells). Therefore, the purpose of the study was to determine the mRNA expression levels of mTOR, Foxp3, IL1ß, and IL17A genes in rat parapancreatic adipose tissue with experimental streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus, with or without metformin administration. The experiments were performed on male Wistar rats with induced diabetes as a result of streptozotocin administration. Molecular genetic studies were performed using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The development of diabetes caused transcriptional activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin protein kinase gene, as well as increased mRNA expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL1ß and IL17A, but did not affect Foxp3 mRNA expression. The intervention with metformin in diabetic rats inhibited the mammalian target of rapamycin mRNA expression and caused an increase in the transcriptional activity of the Foxp3 gene in parapancreatic adipose tissue.


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Tecido Adiposo/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Metformina/farmacologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Masculino , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Estreptozocina , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(4): e0231962, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32324828

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Vascular deficits are a fundamental contributing factor of diabetes-associated diseases. Although previous studies have demonstrated that the pro-angiogenic phase of wound healing is blunted in diabetes, a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms that regulate skin revascularization and capillary stabilization in diabetic wounds is lacking. Using a mouse model of diabetic wound healing, we performed microCT analysis of the 3-dimensional architecture of the capillary bed. As compared to wild type, vessel surface area, branch junction number, total vessel length, and total branch number were significantly decreased in wounds of diabetic mice as compared to WT mice. Diabetic mouse wounds also had significantly increased capillary permeability and decreased pericyte coverage of capillaries. Diabetic wounds exhibited significant perturbations in the expression of factors that affect vascular regrowth, maturation and stability. Specifically, the expression of VEGF-A, Sprouty2, PEDF, LRP6, Thrombospondin 1, CXCL10, CXCR3, PDGFR-ß, HB-EGF, EGFR, TGF-ß1, Semaphorin3a, Neuropilin 1, angiopoietin 2, NG2, and RGS5 were down-regulated in diabetic wounds. Together, these studies provide novel information about the complexity of the perturbation of angiogenesis in diabetic wounds. Targeting factors responsible for wound resolution and vascular pruning, as well those that affect pericyte recruitment, maturation, and stability may have the potential to improve diabetic skin wound healing.


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Vasos Sanguíneos/patologia , Vasos Sanguíneos/fisiopatologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/fisiopatologia , Neovascularização Patológica , Cicatrização , Animais , Vasos Sanguíneos/diagnóstico por imagem , Vasos Sanguíneos/metabolismo , Capilares/metabolismo , Capilares/fisiopatologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/diagnóstico por imagem , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Feminino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Pericitos/patologia , Permeabilidade , Microtomografia por Raio-X
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Gene ; 741: 144539, 2020 May 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32160960

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microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the physiological and pathophysiological processes of diabetes and its microvascular and macrovascular complications. Hence, the aim of the study was to investigate whether miR-499-3p played an important role in diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy was developed in rats by intraperitoneal injection of streptozocin (STZ), followed by collection of retinal tissues and preparation of retinal cells. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect expression of interferon alpha 2 (IFNA2). RT-qPCR was used to determine the expression of miR-499-3p. Bioinformatics website and dual luciferase reporter gene assay were used to validate the targeting relationship between miR-499-3p and IFNA2. Gain- and loss-of-function assays were performed to explore the functional roles of aberrantly expressed miR-499-3p and IFNA2 in retinal cell proliferation by MTT, and apoptosis by flow cytometry. In retinal tissues and cells of diabetic rats, IFNA2 expression was reduced, and miR-499-3p expression increased to activate the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway. IFNA2 was a target gene of miR-499-3p and negatively regulated by miR-499-3p. Further, downregulated miR-499-3p promoted retinal cell proliferation while suppressing apoptosis to alleviate diabetic retinopathy. All in all, miR-499-3p promoted retinopathy by enhancing activation of the TLR4 signaling pathway, which provides a new therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy.


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Retinopatia Diabética/genética , Interferon-alfa/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Retinopatia Diabética/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Ratos , Retina/metabolismo , Retina/patologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Acta Diabetol ; 57(7): 883-890, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32124076

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Impaired wound healing significantly impacts morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients, necessitating the development of novel treatments to improve the wound healing process. We here investigated the topical use of acellular embryonic stem cell extracts (EXTs) in wound healing in diabetic db/db mice. METHODS: Wounds were induced in diabetic db/db mice, which were subsequently treated with EXTs, with 3T3 fibroblast cell line protein extracts (3T3XTs) or with saline as a control. Pathology and mechanistic assays were then performed. RESULTS: The in vivo topical administration of EXTs facilitates wound closure, contraction and re-epithelialization. Moreover, EXTs reduced the number of wound-infiltrating CD45+ inflammatory cells and increased the rate of repair and of angiogenesis as compared to controls. Interestingly, the EXT effect was partly enhanced by the use of a collagen-based biocompatible scaffold. In vivo, topical administration of EXTs increased the percentage of regulatory T cells in the wounded tissue, while in vitro EXT treatment reduced T cell-mediated IFN-γ production. Proteomic screening revealed 82 proteins differentially segregating in EXTs as compared to 3T3 extracts, with APEX1 identified as a key player for the observed immunomodulatory effect of EXTs. CONCLUSIONS: EXTs are endowed with immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties; their use improves wound healing in diabetic preclinical models.


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Extratos Celulares/farmacologia , Extratos Celulares/uso terapêutico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/fisiopatologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/química , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos , Células 3T3 , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/imunologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Células-Tronco Embrionárias/metabolismo , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/fisiopatologia , Proteoma/análise , Proteoma/metabolismo , Proteômica , Cicatrização/fisiologia
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32159361

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More and more evidence advises that circular RNAs (circRNAs) function critically in regulating different disease microenvironments. Our previous study found that autotransplantation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) promotes diabetes wound healing. Exosomes derived in ADSCs play an important regulatory role. This study aimed to characterize if mmu_circ_0000250 played a role in ADSC-exosome-mediated full-thickness skin wound repair in diabetic rats. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were selected to study the therapeutic mechanism of exosomes in high-glucose (HG)-induced cell damage and dysfunction. Analysis and luciferase reporter assay were utilized to explore the interaction among mmu_circ_0000250, miRNA (miR)-128-3p, and sirtuin (SIRT)1. The diabetic rats were used to confirm the therapeutic effect of mmu_circ_0000250 against exosome-mediated wound healing. Exosomes containing a high concentration of mmu_circ_0000250 had a greater therapeutic effect on restoration of the function of EPCs by promotion autophagy activation under HG conditions. Expression of mmu_circ_0000250 promoted SIRT1 expression by miR-128-3p adsorption, which was confirmed via luciferase reporter assay and bioinformatics analysis. In vivo, exosomes containing a high concentration of mmu_circ_0000250 had a more therapeutic effect on wound healing when compared with wild-type exosomes from ADSCs. Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence detection showed that mmu_circ_0000250 increased angiopoiesis with exosome treatment in wound skin and suppressed apoptosis by autophagy activation. In conclusion, we verified that mmu_circ_0000250 enhanced the therapeutic effect of ADSC-exosomes to promote wound healing in diabetes by absorption of miR-128-3p and upregulation of SIRT1. Therefore, these findings advocate targeting the mmu_circ_0000250/miR-128-3p/SIRT1 axis as a candidate therapeutic option for diabetic ulcers.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/terapia , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Circular/genética , Sirtuína 1/genética , Úlcera/terapia , Animais , Autofagia/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Exossomos/genética , Humanos , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Úlcera/complicações , Úlcera/genética , Úlcera/patologia , Cicatrização/genética
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Diabetes ; 69(6): 1279-1291, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32213513

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) against diabetic keratopathy and corneal neuropathy. Corneal samples were obtained from human donors with and without diabetes. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and mice were orally treated with PPARα agonist fenofibrate. As shown by immunohistochemistry and Western blotting, PPARα was downregulated in the corneas of humans with diabetes and diabetic rats. Immunostaining of ß-III tubulin demonstrated that corneal nerve fiber metrics were decreased significantly in diabetic rats and mice, which were partially prevented by fenofibrate treatment. As evaluated using a Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer, corneal sensitivity was significantly decreased in diabetic mice, which was prevented by fenofibrate. PPARα -/- mice displayed progressive decreases in the corneal nerve fiber density. Consistently, corneal sensitivity was decreased in PPARα -/- mice relative to wild-type mice by 21 months of age. Diabetic mice showed increased incidence of spontaneous corneal epithelial lesion, which was prevented by fenofibrate while exacerbated by PPARα knockout. Western blot analysis revealed significantly altered neurotrophic factor levels in diabetic rat corneas, which were partially restored by fenofibrate treatment. These results indicate that PPARα protects the corneal nerve from degeneration induced by diabetes, and PPARα agonists have therapeutic potential in the treatment of diabetic keratopathy.


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Córnea/inervação , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Degeneração Neural/metabolismo , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Animais , Regulação para Baixo , Fenofibrato/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Hipolipemiantes/farmacologia , Masculino , Degeneração Neural/tratamento farmacológico , PPAR alfa/genética , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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