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Einstein (Sao Paulo) ; 18: eAO4784, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31553356

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of three types of muscular resistance training on adiposity, inflammation levels and insulin activity in Swiss mice with fat-rich diet-induced obesity. METHODS: Lean and obese male Swiss mice were selected and allocated to one of eight groups comprising eight mice each, as follows: standard diet + no training; standard diet + muscular resistance training; standard diet + hypertrophy training; standard diet + strength training; high-fat diet + no training; high-fat diet + muscular resistance training; high-fat diet + hypertrophy training; high-fat diet + strength training. The training protocol consisted of stair climbing for a 10-week period. Blood samples were collected for lactate analysis, glucose level measurement and insulin tolerance test. After euthanasia, adipose tissues were removed and weighed for adiposity index determination. Fragments of epididymal adipose tissue were then embedded for histological analysis or homogenized for tumor necrosis factor alpha level determination using the ELISA method. RESULTS: Ausency of differences in total training volume and blood lactate levels overall emphasize the similarity between the different resistance training protocols. Body weight loss, reduced adipocyte area and lower adiposity index were observed in trained obese mice, regardless of training modality. Different training protocols also improved insulin sensitivity and reduced inflammation levels. CONCLUSION: Resistance training protocols were equally effective in reducing body fat, inflammation levels and insulin resistance in obese mice.


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Adiposidade/fisiologia , Hipertrofia/fisiopatologia , Inflamação/fisiopatologia , Resistência à Insulina/fisiologia , Exercícios de Alongamento Muscular/métodos , Obesidade/fisiopatologia , Condicionamento Físico Animal/fisiologia , Tecido Adiposo Branco/fisiopatologia , Animais , Glicemia/análise , Peso Corporal/fisiologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Obesos , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Treinamento de Resistência/métodos , Fatores de Tempo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/análise
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10352-10360, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31503479

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The potential for apple peels to mitigate the deleterious effects of a high-fat diet in mice was investigated here. Mice were fed a high-fat diet supplemented with apple powders from three apple varieties or a commercial apple polyphenol. Polyphenols were characterized using colorimetric assays and high-performance liquid chromatography. Mice were tested for standard metabolic parameters. There was a dose response to dietary apple peels, with the higher intake leading to reduced weight gain and adipose tissue mass relative to the lower intake, but none of the treatments were statistically different from the control. The gene expression of liver enzyme stearoyl-CoA desaturase (Scd-1) was correlated with adipose weight, and liver enzyme cytochrome P51 (Cyp51) was downregulated by the apple diets. The feces from a subset of mice were analyzed for polyphenols and for bacteria taxa by next-generation sequencing. The results revealed that the makeup of the fecal microbiota was related to the metabolism of dietary polyphenols.


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Biflavonoides/análise , Catequina/análise , Fezes/química , Frutas/metabolismo , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Malus/metabolismo , Obesidade/dietoterapia , Proantocianidinas/análise , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Biflavonoides/metabolismo , Catequina/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Frutas/química , Humanos , Masculino , Malus/química , Camundongos , Obesidade/genética , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/microbiologia , Polifenóis/análise , Polifenóis/metabolismo , Proantocianidinas/metabolismo , Estearoil-CoA Dessaturase/genética , Estearoil-CoA Dessaturase/metabolismo , Esterol 14-Desmetilase/genética , Esterol 14-Desmetilase/metabolismo
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Bratisl Lek Listy ; 120(8): 593-600, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379183

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OBJECTIVES: The incidence of obesity and obesity-assosiated pathologies continues to increase with profound adverse effects on health status in the developed countries. BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the effect of high fat diet on the adrenal gland morphology. METHODS: We fed the mice with either high-fat diet (60 % kcal from fat) or low-fat diet (10 % kcal from fat) for nine weeks. Unbiased stereological methods were used to evaluate the adrenal gland morphology. The sections were evaluated using Cavalieri's method and volume fraction approach. We calculated mean volume of adrenal gland, mean volume of adrenal medulla, VVadrenal medulla/adrenal gland, mean diameter of cromaffin cells, number of chromaffin cells in per unit volume (NVcc mm‒3), total number of cromaffin cells, VVzona glomerulosa/adrenal cortex, VVzona fasciculata/adrenal cortex , VVzona reticulosa/adrenal cortex. RESULTS: The weight of adrenal gland, body weight intraperitoneal adipose tissue and adrenal gland weight in the obese mice significantly increased when compared with the control group. No changes were observed in the mean volume of adrenal gland, mean volume of adrenal medulla, VVzona glomerulosa/adrenal cortex, VVzona fasciculata/adrenal cortex, total number of cromaffin cells and diameter of cromaffin cells. However, NVcc mm-3 and VVzona reticulosa/adrenal cortex in the obese mice considerably increased compared with the control group. CONCLUSION: The present results suggest that high fat diet adversely affects the adrenal gland morphology (Tab. 2, Fig. 6, Ref. 28).


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Glândulas Suprarrenais/patologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Córtex Suprarrenal/patologia , Medula Suprarrenal/patologia , Animais , Peso Corporal , Camundongos , Tamanho do Órgão
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 133-146, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468392

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Metabolic syndrome is a lifestyle-related disease caused by high nutrient condition and lack of exercise. The insulin resistance due to obesity has attracted attention as an underlying mechanism of metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance refers to reduced insulin sensitivity in insulin target tissues. In this case, in order to maintain normal blood glucose levels, a compensatory large amount of insulin is released, leading to the occurrence of hyperinsulinemia. Taurine is widely distributed in animal tissues. Although it is not involved in protein synthesis, taurine plays an important role in maintaining the body's physiological function. In this experiment, insulin resistance model was induced by high fat and high sugar diet. Two percent taurine was added in drinking water to explore the mechanism of taurine in insulin resistance and to provide theoretical basis for using taurine to improve insulin resistance. The result showed that high-fat and high-sugar diet could decrease insulin sensitivity, and taurine could improve it by oral glucose tolerance test. Moreover, serum TG, TC were higher, while HDL-C in rats fed with high sugar and high fat diet was lower than normal rats, the changes of which can be significantly relieved by 2% taurine administration. mRNA and protein expressions of IRS1, and GLUT4 which were significantly changed by high sugar and high fat diet can also be regulated by 2% taurine. The results indicated that taurine can improve insulin sensitivity through remediating lipid metabolism disorder and regulating the expressions of IRS and GLUT4.


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Resistência à Insulina , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Músculo Esquelético/efeitos dos fármacos , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Açúcares da Dieta/efeitos adversos , Músculo Esquelético/fisiologia , Ratos
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108794, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421115

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Acanthoic acid (AA) is a pimaradiene diterpene isolated from Acanthopanax koreanum Nakai (Araliaceae), with anti-inflammatory and hepatic-protective effects. The present study intended to reveal the effect and mechanism of AA on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated with lipid accumulation by activating Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and liver X receptors (LXRs) signaling. C57BL/6 mice were received a modified Lieber-DeCarli diet with 71% high-fat (L-D) and treated with AA (20 and 40 mg/kg) or equal volume of saline for 12 weeks. The regulation of AA on lipid accumulation was also detected in pro-steatotic stimulated AML12 cells with palmitic acid (PA). When L-D diet-fed mice were treated with AA, loss in body weight, liver index, and liver lipid droplet were observed along with reduced triglyceride (TG) and serum transaminase. Furthermore, AA decreased sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP-1) and target genes expression, regulated PPARα and PPARγ expressions, ameliorated hepatic fibrosis markers, enhanced hepatic FXR and LXR, and regulated AMPK-LKB1 and SIRT1 signaling pathway. Moreover, AA attenuated lipid accumulation via FXR and LXR activation in steatotic AML-12 cells, which was confirmed by guggulsterones (FXR antagonist) or GW3965 (LXR agonist). Activation of FXR and LXR signaling caused by AA might increase AMPK-SIRT1 signaling and then contribute to modulating lipid accumulation and fatty acid synthesis, which suggested that activated FXR-LXR axis by AA represented an effective strategy for relieving NAFLD.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Lipogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores X do Fígado/metabolismo , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Diterpenos/química , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores X do Fígado/agonistas , Receptores X do Fígado/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , PPAR alfa/genética , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Ácido Palmítico/farmacologia , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/genética , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Cell Host Microbe ; 26(2): 158-159, 2019 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415747

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Nutrition research is plagued by the reproducibility crisis. Reconciling nutrition studies involving microbiome data presents a modern challenge for researchers. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Bisanz et al., 2019 demonstrate a comprehensive methodology for meta-analysis of microbiome sequence data from high-fat-diet intervention studies.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Microbiota , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 68-79, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400786

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Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide frequently detected in food and has been reported to disturb endocrine and gut health, which was regulated by gut microbiota and enteroendocrine cells. In this study, newly weaned (3 week) and adult (8 week) male rats fed a normal- or high- fat diet were chronically exposed to 0.3 mg chlorpyrifos/kg bodyweight/day. The effects of chlorpyrifos exposure on serum hormone levels, proinflammatory cytokines and gut microbiota were evaluated. Chronic exposure to chlorpyrifos significantly decreased the concentrations of luteinizing hormone, follicule stimulating hormone and testosterone, which was found only in the normal-fat diet. The counteracted effect of high-fat diet was also found in gut hormones and proinflammatory cytokines. Significantly higher concentrations of glucagon-like peptide-1, pancreatic polypeptide, peptide tyrosine tyrosine (PYY), ghrelin, gastric inhibitory poly-peptide, IL-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and TNF-α were found in rats exposed to chlorpyrifos beginning at newly weaned, whereas only the PYY, ghrelin and IL-6 concentrations increased significantly in rats exposed in adulthood. Furthermore, a decrease in epinephrine induced by chlorpyrifos exposure was found in rats exposed to chlorpyrifos beginning at newly weaned, regardless of their diet. Chlorpyrifos-induced disturbances in the microbiome community structure were more apparent in rats fed a high-fat diet and exposed beginning at newly weaned. The affected bacteria included short-chain fatty acid-producing bacteria (Romboutsia, Turicibacter, Clostridium sensu stricto 1, norank_f_Coriobacteriaceae, Faecalibaculum, Parasutterella and norank_f__Erysipelotrichaceae), testosterone-related genus (Turicibacter, Brevibacterium), pathogenic bacteria (Streptococcus), and inflammation-related bacteria (unclassified_f__Ruminococcaceae, Ruminococcaceae_UCG-009, Parasutterella, Oscillibacter), which regulated the endocrine system via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, as well as the immune response and gut barrier. Early exposure accelerated the endocrine-disturbing effect and immune responses of chlorpyrifos, although these effects can be eased or recovered by a high-fat diet. This study helped clarify the relationship between disrupted endocrine function and gut microbiota dysbiosis induced by food contaminants such as pesticides.


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Clorpirifos/toxicidade , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , RNA Ribossômico 16S/metabolismo , Envelhecimento , Animais , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Masculino , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos
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Pharm Res ; 36(10): 141, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367840

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PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate changes of blood-brain barrier (BBB) and brain parenchymal protein expression due to type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) by using SWATH-based quantitative proteomics. METHODS: Mice were fed a HFD for 2 or 10 weeks, and then SWATH-based quantitative proteomic analysis, western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry and functional transport studies were performed. RESULTS: In brain capillaries, expression levels of BBB transporters (Glut1, P-glycoprotein) and tight-junction proteins (claudin-5, occludin) were significantly reduced in HFD mice at 2 weeks, but recovered to the levels in the normal diet (ND) group at 10 weeks. P-glycoprotein function at the BBB was reduced at 2 weeks. In the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, neurofilament, which is important for neuronal function, was decreased in HFD mice at 2 weeks, but recovered at 10 weeks. CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that changes in the status of insulin resistance influence expression of BBB transporters, which in turn may alter the expression of cognitive function-related proteins.


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Encéfalo/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Resistência à Insulina , Insulina/metabolismo , Membro 1 da Subfamília B de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Animais , Barreira Hematoencefálica/metabolismo , Encéfalo/irrigação sanguínea , Capilares/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 1/metabolismo , Filamentos Intermediários/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Proteômica , Proteínas de Junções Íntimas/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116644, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301418

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AIMS: (5R)-5-hydroxytriptolide (LLDT-8) is a triptolide analog with excellent capability against cancers, cerebral ischemic injury and rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we discovered its hepatoprotective effects in a mouse model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by ameliorating liver lipid accumulation. MAIN METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were fed with a high-fat/high-fructose (HFHFr) diet for 29 weeks to induce the pathological phenomena of NAFLD. Then the mice were treated with LLDT-8 (0.5mg/kg and 1mg/kg) or Vehicle for 8 weeks. Finally, the serum biochemical indexes, liver histological features, fatty acids (FAs) profile and related gene expression in liver were detected to investigate the effect of LLDT-8 on lipid accumulation and its possible mechanism. KEY FINDINGS: LLDT-8 treatment significantly inhibited hepatic injury featured by the decrease of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST), the lessening of hepatic ballooning and macrovesicular steatosis. Moreover, LLDT-8 could downregulate the expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1), which further led to the lower ratios of C16:1/C16:0 and C18:1/C18:0 and thus inhibited lipid synthesis. LLDT-8 treatment also could upregulate liver peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1a (Cpt1a), peroxisomal acyl-CoA oxidase 1 (Acox1), long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (Acadl) and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (Acadm) expression levels involved in fatty acids oxidation (FAO) and markedly promoted lipolysis. SIGNIFICANCE: Our results provide a novel application of LLDT-8 in improving NAFLD.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Frutose/administração & dosagem , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Oxirredução , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo
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Int J Exp Pathol ; 100(3): 153-160, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31321834

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Animal models are widely used to study the physiopathology of human diseases. However, the influence of gender on modern society diet style-induced cardiovascular disease has not thus far been explored in these models. Thus, this study investigated cardiovascular remodelling in C57BL/6J mice fed a diet rich in saturated fat, sucrose and salt, evaluating gender effect on this process. Male and female C57BL/6J mice were fed AIN93M diet or a modified AIN93M rich in fat, sucrose and salt (HFSS) for 12 weeks. Body mass, water and food intake and cardiovascular remodelling were assessed. The HFSS diet did not lead to body mass gain or glucose metabolism disturbance as assessed by serum glucose, insulin and oral glucose tolerance test. However, female mice on a HFSS diet had increased visceral and subcutaneous adiposity. Only male mice displayed heart hypertrophy. The left ventricle was not hypertrophied in either male or female mice, but its lumen was dilated. Intramyocardial arteries and the thoracic aorta showed media thickening in male mice, but in the female it was only observed in the thoracic aorta. Finally, intramyocardial artery dilation was present in both genders, but not in the aorta. Therefore changes in LV dimensions and arterial remodelling were influenced by both gender and the HFSS diet. In conclusion, male and female C57BL/6J mice suffered cardiovascular remodelling after 12 weeks of HFSS feeding, although they did not develop obesity or diabetes. Sexual dimorphism occurred in response to diet for body adiposity, heart hypertrophy and intramyocardial artery remodelling.


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Dieta Hiperlipídica , Obesidade/metabolismo , Sacarose/metabolismo , Animais , Gorduras na Dieta/farmacologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Modelos Animais , Caracteres Sexuais
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Biomed Environ Sci ; 32(6): 406-418, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262386

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OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have indicated that the plasticizer di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) affects lipid accumulation; however, its underlying mechanism remains unclear. We aim to clarify the effect of DEHP on lipid metabolism and the role of TYK2/STAT1 and autophagy. METHODS: In total, 160 Wistar rats were exposed to DEHP [0, 5, 50, 500 mg/(kg•d)] for 8 weeks. Lipid levels, as well as mRNA and protein levels of TYK2, STAT1, PPARγ, AOX, FAS, LPL, and LC3 were detected. RESULTS: The results indicate that DEHP exposure may lead to increased weight gain and altered serum lipids. We observed that DEHP exposure affected liver parenchyma and increased the volume or number of fat cells. In adipose tissue, decreased TYK2 and STAT1 promoted the expression of PPARγ and FAS. The mRNA and protein expression of LC3 in 50 and 500 mg/(kg•d) groups was increased significantly. In the liver, TYK2 and STAT1 increased compensatorily; however, the expression of FAS and AOX increased, while LPL expression decreased. Joint exposure to both a high-fat diet and DEHP led to complete disorder of lipid metabolism. CONCLUSION: It is suggested that DEHP induces lipid metabolism disorder by regulating TYK2/STAT1. Autophagy may play a potential role in this process as well. High-fat diet, in combination with DEHP exposure, may jointly have an effect on lipid metabolism disorder.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Dietilexilftalato/toxicidade , Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Transtornos do Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/induzido quimicamente , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecido Adiposo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Ratos Wistar , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/metabolismo , TYK2 Quinase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116638, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288013

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AIMS: High-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity resulting in cholesterol accumulation is one of the common pathogenic factors for lipids metabolic disorders. However, the potential mechanisms about cholesterol accumulation during obesity are still not clearly identified. Bile acids (BAs) as the natural ligands of farnesoid x receptor (Fxr) are demonstrated that can regulate the relevant enzymes and transporters at transcriptional level to determine the cholesterol homeostasis. Here, we explored the underlying mechanisms of hepatic cholesterol accumulation in HFD-induced obesity rats via the BAs-Fxr-enzymes/transporters signaling pathways. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BAs and cholesterol levels as well as mRNA expressions of enzymes, transporters and nuclear receptors involving in cholesterol homeostasis in liver and ileum tissue were evaluated in 4-week HFD-induced obesity rats. KEY FINDINGS: HFD promoted BAs intestine passive absorption to increase the concentrations of BAs especially the chenodeoxycholic acids (CDCAs) in ileum of HFD-induced obesity rats. The increased CDCAs concentrations activated Fxr-Fgf15 pathway in ileum to result in the mRNA expression of Cyp7a1 in liver down-regulation, which inhibited cholesterol metabolizing into primary BAs to contribute to the cholesterol level increase in liver tissue in HFD-induced obesity rats. SIGNIFICANCE: The hepatic cholesterol accumulation should be ascribed to the activation of ileum Fxr-Fgf15 pathway by the increased BAs passive absorption into ileal enterocytes under the condition of rats fed with HFD, which inhibited hepatic Cyp7a1 gene transcription to reduce metabolic elimination of cholesterol. Moreover, these findings are expected to provide a cue for the treatment of cholesterol metabolism disorders in obesity patient.


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Colesterol 7-alfa-Hidroxilase/antagonistas & inibidores , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Íleo/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Obesidade/metabolismo , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Animais , Ácidos e Sais Biliares/metabolismo , Células CACO-2 , Colesterol/metabolismo , Colesterol 7-alfa-Hidroxilase/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Obesidade/enzimologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais
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Life Sci ; 232: 116603, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31254587

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AIMS: Although anabolic steroids (AS) and trans-fatty acids overload exerts systemic toxicity and are independent risk factors for metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, their interaction remains poorly understood. Thus, we investigated the impact of a diet rich in trans-fatty acids (HFD) combined with AS on glycemic control, lipid profile, adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and pancreas microstructure and expression of genes involved in energy metabolism. MAIN METHODS: Forty-eight C57BL/6 mice were randomized into 6 groups treated for 12 weeks with a standard diet (SD) or a diet rich in C18:1 trans-fatty isomers (HFD), alone or combined with 10 or 20 mg/kg testosterone cypionate (AS). KEY FINDINGS: Our results indicated that AS improved glycemic control, upregulated gene expression of Glut-4 and CPT-1 in skeletal muscle, FAS, ACC and UCP-1 in adipose tissue. AS also reduced total and LDL cholesterol in mice fed a SD. When combined with the HFD, AS was unable to induce microstructural adaptations in adipose tissue, pancreatic islets and ß-cells, but potentiated GCK and Glut-2 (pancreas) and Glut-4 and CPT-1 (skeletal muscle) upregulation. HFD plus AS also downregulated FAS and ACC gene expression in adipose tissue. Combined with HFD, AS increased triacylglycerol circulating levels, improved insulin sensitivity and glycemic control in mice. SIGNIFICANCE: Our findings indicated that HFD and AS can interact to modulates glycemic control and lipid profile by a mechanism potentially related with a reprogramming of genes expression in organs such as the pancreas, adipose tissue and skeletal muscle.


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Congêneres da Testosterona/genética , Congêneres da Testosterona/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos Trans/metabolismo , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Metabolismo Energético/fisiologia , Feminino , Glucose/metabolismo , Carga Glicêmica/fisiologia , Resistência à Insulina/genética , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/fisiologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Pâncreas/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos Trans/fisiologia
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Life Sci ; 231: 116558, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31194993

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AIMS: We aimed to explore the role of SIRT6 in Insulin resistance (IR). We are the first to investigate on this crucial relationship in an obese mouse model fed on a high-fat diet (HFD) and an IR model based on the mature 3T3-L1-derived adipocytes. MAIN METHODS: Western blotting (WB) and qPCR analysis were performed to evaluate the SIRT6 protein and mRNA expressions in HFD mice as well as IR cells. Injection of adenovirus encoding SIRT6 gene in HFD mice and transfection of pcDNA3-SIRT6 in IR cells increased the glucose uptake levels and insulin sensitivity. KEY FINDINGS: The positive regulatory effects of SIRT6 on transient receptor potential vallinoid 1 (TRPV1) in IR cells were confirmed by a mechanistic investigation at both protein and mRNA levels. Further, the overexpression of SIRT6 was found to activate the TRPV1/Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) signaling and upregulate the glucose transporter (GLUT) expression at protein and mRNA levels. Additionally, administration of the TRPV1 antagonist, SB-705498 repressed the insulin sensitivity upregulated by SIRT6 overexpression accompanied with the inhibition of CGRP and decrease in GLUT proportions. The results also showed that TRPV1 agonist, Capsaicin boosted the SIRT6-induced glucose uptake, CGRP production, and GLUT4 levels. SIGNIFICANCE: Overall, SIRT6 was concluded to be involved in the TRPV1-CGRP-GLUT4 signaling axis thus leading to increased glucose uptake and decreased IR in HFD mice and 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Therefore, in terms of obesity and diabetes, SIRT6 is a novel candidate for treating IR.


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Glucose/metabolismo , Resistência à Insulina/fisiologia , Sirtuínas/metabolismo , Células 3T3-L1 , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Animais , Transporte Biológico , Peptídeo Relacionado com Gene de Calcitonina/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 4/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Obesidade/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion TRPV/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 231: 116542, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176781

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AIM: To compare the effect of 150 min vs. 300 min of weekly moderate intensity exercise training on the activation of the opioid system and apoptosis in the hearts of a diet-induced obesity model. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were fed with either control (CON) or high fat (HF) diet for 32 weeks. At the 20th week, HF group was subdivided into sedentary, low (LEV, 150 min·week-1) or high (HEV, 300 min·week-1) exercise volume. After 12 weeks of exercise, body mass gain, adiposity index, systolic blood pressure, cardiac morphometry, apoptosis biomarkers and opioid system expression were evaluated. RESULTS: Sedentary animals fed with HF presented pathological cardiac hypertrophy and higher body mass gain, systolic blood pressure and adiposity index than control group. Both exercise volumes induced physiological cardiac hypertrophy, restored systolic blood pressure and improved adiposity index, but only 300 min·week-1 reduced body mass gain. HF group exhibited lower proenkephalin, PI3K, ERK and GSK-3ß expression, and greater activated caspase-3 expression than control group. Compared to HF, no changes in the cardiac opioid system were observed in the 150 min·week-1 of exercise training, while 300 min·week-1 showed greater proenkephalin, DOR, KOR, MOR, Akt, ERK and GSK-3ß expression, and lower activated caspase-3 expression. CONCLUSION: 300 min·week-1 of exercise training triggered opioid system activation and provided greater cardioprotection against obesity than 150 min·week-1. Our findings provide translational aspect with clinical relevance about the critical dose of exercise training necessary to reduce cardiovascular risk factors caused by obesity.


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Cardiomegalia/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal/fisiologia , Receptores Opioides/fisiologia , Adiposidade , Animais , Apoptose/fisiologia , Pressão Sanguínea , Peso Corporal , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Encefalinas/metabolismo , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Coração/fisiopatologia , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/fisiologia , Masculino , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/fisiopatologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal/métodos , Precursores de Proteínas/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 117, 2019 Jun 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31170991

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BACKGROUND: Glossogyne tenuifolia (GT) is a traditional herbal tea in Penghu Island, Taiwan. Its extract is traditionally been used as an antipyretic, hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory remedy in folk medicine among local residents. The present study investigated whether GT could improve streptozotocin-induced acute liver injury of type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Male Wistar rats aged eight weeks were induced to be hyperglycemic by the subcutaneous injection of streptozotocin-nicotinamide (STZ-NA) and a combination of a high-fat diet (HFD) (N group). The animals were given GT extracts at a low dose (50 mg/kg) (L group) or a high dose (150 mg/kg) (H group) or an anti-diabetic drug (acarbose) (P group) in drinking water for 4 weeks. RESULTS: The results revealed that STZ-NA increased hepatomegaly, hepatocyte cross-sectional area, hypertrophy-related pathways (IL6/STAT3-MEK5-ERK5, NFATc3, p38 and JNK MAPK), proapoptotic molecules (cytochrome C, cleaved caspase-3), and fibrosis-related pathways (FGF-2, pERK1/2). These pathway components were then expressed at lower levels in the L and H group when compared with the N group. The liver-protective effect of GT in STZ-NA-induced diabetic rats with hyperlipidemia was through an enhancement in the activation of the compensatory PI3K-Akt and Bcl2 survival-related pathway. CONCLUSION: The results demonstrate that the hot water extracts of GT efficiently ameliorates the STZ-NA-induced diabetes associated liver damage in rat models.


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Asteraceae , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/complicações , Falência Hepática Aguda/prevenção & controle , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Animais , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Falência Hepática Aguda/etiologia , Masculino , Niacinamida , Fitoterapia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Ratos Wistar , Estreptozocina
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110558, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31175915

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Effects of Spirulina platensis 55% ethanol extract (SPL55) on lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced hyperlipidaemic rats were investigated. Ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry indicated that SPL55 was enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids. Meanwhile, serum and liver lipid levels, including total triglyceride, total cholesterol, and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, were significantly decreased in hyperlipidaemic rats of SPL55. Analysis of tissue sections showed that SPL55 treatment could markedly inhibit hepatic lipid accumulation and steatosis. Moreover, SPL55 regulated the mRNA and protein expression levels of SREBP-1c, HMG-CoA, PEPCK, ACC, and AMPK genes involved in lipid metabolism. Furthermore, SPL55 led to decrease the abundances of Turicibacter, Clostridium_XlVa, and Romboutsia, which were positive correlation with lipid metabolism indicators, and has also enriched Alloprevotella, Prevotella, Porphyromonadaceae, and Barnesiella. These results provided evidence that SPL55 might be developed as a functional food to ameliorate lipid metabolic disorders and hyperlipidaemia.


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Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/farmacologia , Fígado Gorduroso/prevenção & controle , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Spirulina/química , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , HDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Fígado/patologia , Microalgas/química , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110562, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31181236

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Brown seaweed Sargassum confusum (C. Agardh) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anti-diabetic effect of oligosaccharides from brown seaweed S. confusum (SCO). The anti-diabetic effect of SCO was evaluated in vivo using high-fat/high-sucrose fed hamsters. Molecular mechanisms of modulating gene expression of specific members of insulin signaling pathways were determined. The components of the intestinal microflora in diabetic animals were also analyzed by high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing. And it was found that SCO had a sequence of sulfated anhydrogalactose and methyl sulfated galactoside units. Fasting blood glucose levels were significantly decreased after SCO administration. Histology showed that SCO could protect the cellular architecture of the liver. SCO could also significantly increase the relative abundance of Lactobacillus and Clostridium XIVa and decrease that of Allobaculum, Bacteroides and Clostridium IV. The active role of SCO in anti-diabetic effect was revealed by its regulation of insulin receptor substrate 1/phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and c-Jun N-terminal kinase pathways. These results suggested that SCO might be used as a functional material to regulate gut microbiota in obese and diabetic individuals.


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Diabetes Mellitus/tratamento farmacológico , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligossacarídeos/uso terapêutico , Sargassum/química , Animais , Bactérias/genética , Sequência de Bases , Glicemia/efeitos dos fármacos , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Dieta da Carga de Carboidratos , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Hipoglicemiantes/isolamento & purificação , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Mesocricetus , Oligossacarídeos/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Alga Marinha/química
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Chem Biol Interact ; 310: 108719, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31238026

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Both obesity and arsenic exposure are global public health problems that are associated with increased risk of renal disease. The effect of whole-life exposure to environmentally relevant levels of arsenic within dietary high fat diet on renal pathogenesis were examined. In this study, C57BL/6 J mice were parentally exposed to 100 ppb arsenic before conception. After weaning, both male and female offspring were maintained on 100 ppb arsenic and fed either a normal (LFD) or high fat diet (HFD). At 10 and 24 weeks of age, the offspring were sacrificed and kidneys collected. Exposure to arsenic led to an increase body-weight in LFD diet-fed female but not male mice. This response was not observed in HFD-fed female mice; however male mice showed significant increases in body weight in both As- and non-treated animals. Histological analysis shows that arsenic exposure significantly increases HFD-induced glomerular area expansion, mesangial matrix accumulation and fibrosis compared to LFD control animals. HFD alone increases renal inflammation and fibrosis; reflected by increases in IL-1ß, ICAM-1 and fibronectin levels. Arsenic exposure significantly increases HFD-induced inflammatory and oxidative stress responses. In general, male mice have more severe responses than female mice to HFD or arsenic treatment. These results demonstrate that arsenic exposure causes sex-dependent alterations in HFD-induced kidney damage.


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Arsênico/efeitos adversos , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Nefropatias/etiologia , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Arsênico/toxicidade , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/etiologia , Rim/lesões , Nefropatias/induzido quimicamente , Nefropatias/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores Sexuais
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(25): 7040-7049, 2019 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31199141

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Obesity is a metabolic syndrome worldwide that causes many chronic diseases. Recently, we found an antiobesity effect of flaxseed polysaccharide (FP), but the mechanism remains to be elucidated. In this study, rats were first induced to develop obesity by being fed a high-fat diet. The obese rats were then fed a control diet, AIN-93M (group HFD), or a 10% FP diet (group FPD). The body weight, body fat, adipose tissue and liver sections, serous total triglycerides, levels of fasting blood glucose in serum, serous insulin, inflammatory cytokines in serum, and serous proteins within the leptin-neuropeptide Y (NPY) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway were determined and analyzed. FP intervention significantly reduced body weight and abdominal fat from 530 ± 16 g and 2.15% ± 0.30% in group HFD to 478 ± 10 g and 1.38% ± 0.48% in group FPD, respectively. This effect was achieved by removing leptin resistance possibly by inhibiting inflammation and recovering satiety through the significant downregulation of NPY and the upregulation of glucagon-like peptide 1. Adiponectin was then significantly upregulated probably via the gut-brain axis and further activated the AMPK signaling pathway to improve lipid metabolism including the improvement of lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation and the suppression of lipogenesis. This is the first report of the proposed antiobesity mechanism of FP, thereby providing a comprehensive understanding of nonstarch polysaccharides and obesity.


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Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Linho/química , Leptina/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polissacarídeos/administração & dosagem , Saciação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Animais , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/psicologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Polissacarídeos/química , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Sementes/química , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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