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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(42): 11657-11664, 2019 Oct 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31549821

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The therapeutic benefits of whole grains on diabetes mellitus have been continuously confirmed by in-depth research. To date, limited studies have investigated the effect of extruded products of whole grains on the insulin signaling pathway in vivo. This study investigated the effects of oral consumption of whole grain extrudate, including 97% brown rice and 3% defatted rice bran (w/w, BRD), on glucose metabolism and the hepatic insulin signaling pathway in C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice. BRD treatment induced a remarkable reduction in blood glucose. Moreover, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance were ameliorated in the BRD-treated group compared with those in the db/db control group. BRD also increased the hepatic glycogen content by reducing the expression and increasing the phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase 3ß (GSK3ß). The activities of glucose-6-phosphatase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and their respective mRNA expression levels in the liver were simultaneously decreased in the BRD-treated group. BRD also significantly upregulated the expression of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and increased the phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) and protein kinase B (AKT). These results indicate that BRD exhibits antidiabetic potential by activating the IRS1/PI3K/AKT signaling pathway, further regulating the expression of the FOXO1 gene and p-GSK3ß protein, thus inhibiting hepatic gluconeogenesis, increasing hepatic glycogen storage, and improving insulin resistance. Therefore, BRD could be used as a functional ingredient to alleviate the symptoms of hyperglycemia.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/dietoterapia , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Oryza/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Teste de Tolerância a Glucose , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/genética , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Obesos , Oryza/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 233: 116732, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394125

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AIMS: Linderane, an important bioactive compound in Linderae, improved glucose and lipid metabolism in ob/ob mice. However, the effect of linderane on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced oxidative damage in INS-1 cells remains unclear. MAIN METHODS: INS-1 cells were pre-treated with different doses of linderane for 2 h and then treated with 3 mM STZ for 12 h. Cell viability was determined by MTT assay. Cell apoptosis was detected using an Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit. The level of intracellular ROS was determined using dichlorofluorescein-diacetate (DCFH-DA). The activities of insulin secretion, SOD, catalase (CAT) and GPx were measured using ELISA kits. The expression levels of bax, bcl-2, p38, p-p38, nuclear Nrf2 and HO-1 were measured using western blot. KEY FINDINGS: The results showed that STZ-caused inhibitory effects on cell viability and insulin secretion were mitigated by linderane. Furthermore, linderane inhibited apoptosis and oxidative stress in STZ-induced INS-1 cells. Finally, linderane suppressed the activation of p38 MAPK pathway, as well as enhanced the activation of Nrf2 pathway in STZ-induced INS-1 cells. Activation of p38 MAPK pathway or inhibition of Nrf2 significantly reversed the protective effects of linderane against STZ-induced ROS production and cell apoptosis. SIGNIFICANCE: The protective effects of linderane on STZ-induced INS-1 cells might be attributed to the inhibition of p38 MAPK and activation of Nrf2 pathway.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Furanos/farmacologia , Insulina/metabolismo , Insulinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Estreptozocina/toxicidade , Animais , Insulinoma/metabolismo , Insulinoma/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Ratos , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10521-10533, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31461284

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This work was designed to comparatively investigate 27 dietary flavonoids that act as α-glucosidase inhibitors and insulin sensitizers. On the basis of the results of an in vitro experiment of α-glucosidase inhibition, myricetin (IC50 = 11.63 ± 0.36 µM) possessed the strongest inhibitory effect, followed by apigenin-7-O-glucoside (IC50 = 22.80 ± 0.24 µM) and fisetin (IC50 = 46.39 ± 0.34 µM). A three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship model of α-glucosidase inhibitors with good predictive capability [comparative molecular field analysis, q2 = 0.529, optimum number of components (ONC) = 10, R2 = 0.996, F = 250.843, standard error of estimation (SEE) = 0.064, and two descriptors; comparative similarity index analysis, q2 = 0.515, ONC = 10, R2 = 0.997, F = 348.301, SEE = 0.054, and four descriptors] was established and indicated that meta positions of ring B favored bulky and minor, electron-withdrawing, and hydrogen bond donor groups. The presence of electron-donating and hydrogen bond acceptor groups at position 4' of ring B could improve α-glucosidase activity. Position 3 of ring C favored minor, electron-donating, and hydrogen bond donor groups, whereas position 7 of ring A favored bulky and hydrogen bond acceptor groups. Molecular docking screened five flavonoids (baicalein, isorhamnetin-3-O-rutinoside, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, kaempferol-7-O-ß-glucoside, and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside) that can act as insulin sensitizers and form strong combinations with four key protein targets involved in the insulin signaling pathway. Apigenin-7-O-glucoside (60 µM) can effectively improve insulin resistance, and glucose uptake increased by approximately 73.06% relative to the model group of insulin-resistant HepG2 cells. Therefore, apigenin-7-O-glucoside might serve as the most effective α-glucosidase inhibitor and insulin sensitizer. This work may guide diabetes patients to improve their condition through dietary therapy.


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Flavonoides/química , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/química , Insulina/metabolismo , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/farmacologia , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzimologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , alfa-Glucosidases/química , alfa-Glucosidases/metabolismo
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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 ; 234: 116734, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394126

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AIMS: Acute myocardial insulin resistance is an independent risk factor for patients who undergo cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, the underlying mechanism of insulin resistance during CPB has not been fully investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To explore the role of myocardial insulin resistance on the cardiac function and its underlying mechanism, CPB operation and pharmacological intervention were applied in mini pigs, and myocardial insulin signaling, glucose uptake, ATP production and cardiac function were examined. KEY FINDINGS: Our data showed that CPB elicited not only hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, but also inactivated Akt, and impaired the transposition of membrane glucose transporter-4 (GLUT-4), reduced glucose uptake and ATP production in the myocardium as well, which in turn was accompanied with cardiac dysfunction. Meanwhile, linear correlations were established among reduced myocardial glucose uptake, ATP production, and depressed cardiac systolic or diastolic function. Reactivation of Akt by SC79, an Akt agonist, partially alleviated myocardial insulin resistance and restored post CPB cardiac function via augmenting myocardial glucose uptake and ATP production. SIGNIFICANCE: These findings revealed that acute myocardial insulin resistance due to inactivation of Akt played a key role in cardiac dysfunction post CPB via suppressing glucose metabolism related energy supply.


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Ponte Cardiopulmonar/efeitos adversos , Resistência à Insulina , Insulina/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Animais , Glucose/metabolismo , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 4/metabolismo , Coração/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Miocárdio/patologia , Suínos , Porco Miniatura
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Life Sci ; 234: 116776, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31425698

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 is a peptide of incretin family which is used in the management of diabetes as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA). Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 enzyme metabolizes glucagon-like peptide-1 and various dipeptidyl peptidase-4 enzyme inhibitors (DPP-4i) are also used in the management of diabetes. These antidiabetic agents provide anti-hyperglycemic effects via several molecular mechanisms including promoting insulin secretion, suppression of glucagon secretion and slowing the gastric emptying. There is some research suggesting that they can induce insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissues. In this study, we review the possible molecular mechanisms by which GLP-1RA and DPP-4i can improve insulin resistance and increase insulin sensitivity in insulin-dependent peripheral tissues.


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Diabetes Mellitus/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/uso terapêutico , Receptor do Peptídeo Semelhante ao Glucagon 1/agonistas , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Resistência à Insulina , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus/metabolismo , Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/farmacologia , Peptídeo 1 Semelhante ao Glucagon/metabolismo , Receptor do Peptídeo Semelhante ao Glucagon 1/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Humanos , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Insulina/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 234: 116793, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31465735

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INTRODUCTION: Environmental factors have a key role in the control of gut microbiota and obesity. TLR2 knockout (TLR2-/-) mice in some housing conditions are protected from diet-induced insulin resistance. However, in our housing conditions these animals are not protected from diet-induced insulin-resistance. AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of our animal housing conditions on the gut microbiota, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in TLR2-/- mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The microbiota was investigated by metagenomics, associated with hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp and GTT associated with insulin signaling through immunoblotting. RESULTS: The results showed that TLR2-/- mice in our housing conditions presented a phenotype of metabolic syndrome characterized by insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and increase in body weight. This phenotype was associated with differences in microbiota in TLR2-/- mice that showed a decrease in the Proteobacteria and Bacteroidetes phyla and an increase in the Firmicutesphylum, associated with and in increase in the Oscillospira and Ruminococcus genera. Furthermore there is also an increase in circulating LPS and subclinical inflammation in TLR2-/-. The molecular mechanism that account for insulin resistance was an activation of TLR4, associated with ER stress and JNK activation. The phenotype and metabolic behavior was reversed by antibiotic treatment and reproduced in WT mice by microbiota transplantation. CONCLUSIONS: Our data show, for the first time, that the intestinal microbiota can induce insulin resistance and obesity in an animal model that is genetically protected from these processes.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Resistência à Insulina , Insulina/metabolismo , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/genética , Animais , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático , Deleção de Genes , Intolerância à Glucose/genética , Intolerância à Glucose/metabolismo , Intolerância à Glucose/microbiologia , Abrigo para Animais , Resistência à Insulina/genética , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/metabolismo
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Am J Vet Res ; 80(8): 792-798, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31339765

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of body condition on permeability of intestinal mucosa in horses. ANIMALS: 13 horses (7 obese and 6 lean) from 8 to 15 years of age. PROCEDURES: Body condition score was assessed, and an oral sugar test (OST) was performed to evaluate glucose and insulin dynamics. Horses were allowed a 2-week diet acclimation period and were then euthanized. Tissue samples were collected from the jejunum, ileum, cecum, pelvic flexure, right dorsal colon, and rectum. Mucosal permeability was assessed by measuring transepithelial resistance and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) flux across tissue samples mounted in Ussing chambers. RESULTS: 5 obese horses and 1 lean horse had evidence of insulin dysregulation, whereas 1 obese and 5 lean horses had no abnormalities in results of the OST. Results for the OST were not available for 1 obese horse. Mucosal transepithelial resistance did not differ in any intestinal segment between obese and lean horses. Obese horses had a significantly higher LPS flux across jejunal mucosa, compared with results for lean horses, but there were no significant differences between obese and lean horses for other intestinal segments. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Obese horses may have had greater paracellular mucosal permeability of jejunal mucosa to LPS, compared with that for lean horses. This finding was consistent with data for the gastrointestinal mucosa of humans and mice and supported the hypothesis that obese horses may be at higher risk from chronic exposure to increased amounts of LPS, compared with the risk for lean horses.


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Doenças dos Cavalos/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Obesidade/veterinária , Animais , Constituição Corporal , Ceco/metabolismo , Colo/metabolismo , Absorção Gastrointestinal , Glucose/metabolismo , Cavalos , Insulina/metabolismo , Jejuno/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/metabolismo , Obesidade/metabolismo , Permeabilidade
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Life Sci ; 233: 116698, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31356906

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AIM: Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) is a common chronic disease in childhood. Increasing insulin resistance in puberty gives rise to higher doses of insulin usage in treatment. Of this reason new approaches in treatment are needed. Noopept researches suggest it to have anti-diabetic properties. We tried to determine the effects of noopept on pubertal diabetes. MAIN METHOD: The research was made with 60 prepubertal, 28 day-old, male, Sprague Dawley rats. The rats were divided into randomised 6 groups (n = 10/group). i) Control, ii) Diabetes Control, iii) Noopept Control, iv) Diabetes + Noopept, v) Diabetes + Insulin, vi) Diabetes + Insulin + Noopept. T1DM model was induced by streptozotocin on postnatal 28th day. 0.5 mg/kg noopept and 1 IU insulin were administered intraperitoneally for 14 days. Blood glucose and body weight measurements, puberty follow-up and MWM tests were performed. Hippocampus, hypothalamus and testis were evaluated histologically. Hypothalamic GnRH and kisspeptin were studied immunohistochemically. Serum LH, FSH and insulin, hippocampal homogenate NGF and BDNF levels were determined by ELISA. KEY FINDINGS: Delayed puberty was normalized by noopept (p < 0.05). Blood glucose levels were lower in noopept-administered diabetic groups (p < 0.05). Noopept decreased HOMA-IR in insulin administered diabetic group (p < 0.05). Number of degenerated cells in hippocampus and testis were higher in diabetes control group when compared with other groups (p < 0.05). GnRH immunoreactivity in Diabetes + Noopept group was increased when compared to insulin + noopept group (p = 0.018). There was no difference in kisspeptin, serum LH, FSH, hippocampal NGF-BDNF levels and spatial learning assessment among groups (p > 0.05). SIGNIFICANCE: Noopept may have positive effect in treatment of pubertal diabetes.


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Cognição/fisiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Dipeptídeos/farmacologia , Resistência à Insulina , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Puberdade/fisiologia , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/metabolismo , Cognição/efeitos dos fármacos , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Insulina/metabolismo , Masculino , Fator de Crescimento Neural/metabolismo , Puberdade/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8839-8846, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31334651

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Natural products are one of the main sources for discovering new lead compounds. We previously reported that cinnamon extract has a promising effect in regulating lipid tissue volume and insulin sensitivity in vivo. However, its effective component and the underlying mechanism are not known. In the present study, we analyzed the effect of different components of cinnamon on regulating insulin sensitivity in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Functional assay revealed that, of the six major components of cinnamon extracts, the B-type procyanidin, procyanidin C1, improves the differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells (TG content: 1.10 ± 0.09 mM at a dosage of 25 µM vs 0.67 ± 0.02 mM in vehicle group, p < 0.001) and promotes insulin-induced glucose uptake (8.58 ± 1.43 at a dosage of 25 µM vs 3.05 ± 1.24 in vehicle group, p < 0.001). Mechanism studies further suggested that procyanidin C1 activates the AKT-eNOS pathway, thus up-regulating glucose uptake and enhancing insulin sensitivity in mature adipocytes. Taken together, our study identified B-type procyanidin C1, a component of cinnamon extract, that stimulates preadipocyte differentiation and acts as a potential insulin action enhancer through the AKT-eNOS pathway in mature adipocytes.


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Adipócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Biflavonoides/farmacologia , Catequina/farmacologia , Cinnamomum zeylanicum/química , Insulina/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proantocianidinas/farmacologia , Células 3T3-L1 , Adipócitos/citologia , Animais , Transporte Biológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/metabolismo , Camundongos , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/genética , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116612, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31260687

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AIMS: Accumulating evidence suggest that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is an important mechanism underlying the development of diabetes. We have reported that sustained treatment with N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) results in apoptotic ß-cell death and impairs insulin secretion. However, the molecular mechanism responsible for NMDA-induced ß-cell dysfunction remains largely obscure. Thus, this study aimed to determine whether sustained activation of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) causes ß-cell dysfunction through ER stress. MAIN METHODS: Primary mouse islets and MIN6 mouse pancreatic ß-cells were treated with NMDA for 24 h or high-glucose for 72 h. After the treatment, glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and the expression of ER stress markers were measured, respectively. In vivo, the expression of ER stress markers was measured in the pancreas of diabetic mice treated with or without NMDARs inhibitor Memantine. KEY FINDINGS: NMDA treatment caused an increase in the expression of ER stress markers (ATF4, CHOP, GRP78, and Xbp1s) in primary islets. While, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), an inhibitor of ER stress, significantly attenuated NMDA-induced ß-cell dysfunction, including the loss of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and reduction of pancreas duodenum homeobox factor-1 (Pdx-1) mRNA expression, a transcription factor regulating insulin synthesis. Besides, NMDA-induced ER stress strongly promoted pro-inflammatory cytokines synthesis (IL-1ß and TNF-α) in ß cells. Interestingly, knockdown of CHOP attenuated ß-cell dysfunction evoked by NMDA. Furthermore, we demonstrated that blockade of NMDARs ameliorated high-glucose-induced ER stress in vitro and in vivo. SIGNIFICANCE: This study confirms that ER stress is actively involved in the activation of NMDARs-related ß-cell dysfunction.


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Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/fisiologia , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição CHOP/metabolismo , Fator 4 Ativador da Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Secreção de Insulina/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Secretoras de Insulina/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , N-Metilaspartato/farmacologia , Receptores de N-Metil-D-Aspartato/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína 1 de Ligação a X-Box/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(61): 8975-8978, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31290492
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 200-214, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287628

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Skeletal mass loss is reported in several catabolic conditions and it has been associated with a reduced intracellular L-glutamine content. We investigated the association of intracellular L-glutamine concentration with the protein content in skeletal muscle cells. METHODS: We cultivated C2C12 myotubes in the absence or presence of 2 (reference condition), 8 or 16 mM L-glutamine for 48 hours, and the variations in the contents of amino acids and proteins measured. We used an inhibitor of L-glutamine synthesis (L-methionine sulfoximine - MSO) to promote a further reduction in intracellular L-glutamine levels. Amino acids contents in cells and media were measured using LC-MS/MS. We measured changes in phosphorylated Akt, RP-S6, and 4E-BP1contents in the absence or presence of insulin by western blotting. RESULTS: Reduced intracellular L-glutamine concentration was associated with decreased protein content and increased protein breakdown. Low intracellular glutamine levels were also associated with decreased p-Akt contents in the presence of insulin. A further decrease in intracellular L-glutamine caused by glutamine synthetase inhibitor reduced protein content and levels of amino acids generated from glutamine metabolism and increased bAib still further. Cells exposed to high medium glutamine levels did not have any change in protein content but exhibited increased contents of the amino acids derived from L-glutamine metabolism. CONCLUSION: Intracellular L-glutamine levels per se play a role in the control of protein content in skeletal muscle myotubes.


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Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Glutamina/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/metabolismo , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteína S6 Ribossômica/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/análise , Linhagem Celular , Cromatografia Líquida , Glutamina/análise , Insulina/análise , Camundongos , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/química , Fosfoproteínas/análise , Fosforilação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/análise , Proteína S6 Ribossômica/análise , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Environ Pollut ; 251: 871-878, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31234252

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Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) is an ubiquitous and emerging contaminant that is widely present in food, agricultural crop, and the environment, posing a potential risk to human health. This study utilized the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to decipher the toxic effects of early life exposure to DEHP on aging and its underlying mechanisms. The results showed that exposure to DEHP at 0.1 and 1.5 mg/L inhibited locomotive behaviors. In addition, DEHP exposure significantly shortened the mean lifespan of the worms and further adversely affected pharyngeal pumping rate and defecation cycle in aged worms. Moreover, DEHP exposure also further enhanced accumulation of age-related biomarkers including lipofuscin, lipid peroxidation, and intracellular reactive oxygen species in aged worms. In addition, exposure to DEHP significantly suppressed gene expression of hsp-16.1, hsp-16.49, and hsp-70 in aged worms. Further evidences showed that mutation of genes involved in insulin/IGF-1-like signaling (IIS) pathway (daf-2, age-1, pdk-1, akt-1, akt-2, and daf-16) restored lipid peroxidation accumulation upon DEHP exposure in aged worms, whereas skn-1 mutation resulted in enhanced lipid peroxidation accumulation. Therefore, IIS and SKN-1 may serve as an important molecular basis for DEHP-induced age-related declines in C. elegans. Since IIS and SKN-1 are highly conserved among species, the age-related declines caused by DEHP exposure may not be exclusive in C. elegans, leading to adverse human health consequences due to widespread and persistent DEHP contamination in the environment.


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Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Caenorhabditis elegans/efeitos dos fármacos , Dietilexilftalato/toxicidade , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Fator de Crescimento Insulin-Like I/metabolismo , Longevidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Plastificantes/toxicidade , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/biossíntese , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/biossíntese , Insulina/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipofuscina/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Anim Genet ; 50(4): 376-380, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31179571

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Ketosis (KET) is one common metabolic disorder that occurs mainly in early lactation and affects the dairy industry with significant economic losses. Cows with ketosis have lower milk yield and reproductive performance and greater risk of other periparturient diseases. As a metabolic disease, the pathogenesis of KET is multifactorial. To better understand the genetic background of KET, a genome-wide association study was performed using the Illumina BovineSNP50 BeadChip. Single-step genomic BLUP methodology was used to incorporate genomic data into a threshold-liability model. Results of the GWAS are reported as the proportion of variance explained by 20-SNP windows. Six genomic regions on Bos taurus autosomes 10, 13, 14 and 25 showed association with KET. Most interestingly, several candidate genes, including previously reported genes (BMP4, HNF4A and APOBR) and newly identified genes (SOCS4, GCH1, ATG14, RGS6, CYP7A1 and MAPK3), are involved in insulin metabolism or lipid metabolism, implicating the contribution of energy-metabolism-associated genes to the genetic basis of KET. Our results provide new information about the underlying biology and molecular mechanisms associated with KET. Future studies that combine genomic variation analysis and functional gene information may help elucidate the biology of KET.


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Cetose/veterinária , Animais , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 4/genética , Bovinos , Cromossomos de Mamíferos , GTP Cicloidrolase/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Insulina/metabolismo , Cetose/metabolismo , Lactação , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/genética
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(6): 637-643, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31238863

RESUMO

Taking into account a special role of pancreatic ß-cells in the development of diabetes mellitus, the effects of peroxiredoxin 6 (Prx6) on the viability and functional activity of rat insulinoma RIN-m5F ß-cells were studied under diabetes-simulating conditions. For this purpose, the cells were cultured at elevated glucose concentrations or in the presence of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-1) known for their special role in the cytotoxic autoimmune response in diabetes. It was found that the increased glucose concentration of 23-43 mM caused death of 20-60% ß-cells. Prx6 added to cells significantly reduced the level of reactive oxygen species and protected the RIN-m5F ß-cells from hyperglycemia, reducing the death of these cells by several fold. A measurement of insulin secretion by the RIN-m5F ß-cells showed a significant stimulatory effect of Prx6 on the insulin-producing activity of pancreatic ß-cells. It should be noted that the stimulatory activity of Prx6 was detected during culturing the cells under both normal and unfavorable conditions. The regulation of the NF-κB signaling cascade could be one of the mechanisms of Prx6 action on ß-cells, in particular, through activation of RelA/p65 phosphorylation at Ser536.


Assuntos
Citocinas/toxicidade , Glucose/toxicidade , Células Secretoras de Insulina/efeitos dos fármacos , Peroxirredoxina VI/fisiologia , Animais , Morte Celular/fisiologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/fisiologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Insulina/biossíntese , Insulina/metabolismo , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Interleucina-1/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Ratos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2581, 2019 06 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31197173

RESUMO

Despite existing reports on differential DNA methylation in type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity, our understanding of its functional relevance remains limited. Here we show the effect of differential methylation in the early phases of T2D pathology by a blood-based epigenome-wide association study of 4808 non-diabetic Europeans in the discovery phase and 11,750 individuals in the replication. We identify CpGs in LETM1, RBM20, IRS2, MAN2A2 and the 1q25.3 region associated with fasting insulin, and in FCRL6, SLAMF1, APOBEC3H and the 15q26.1 region with fasting glucose. In silico cross-omics analyses highlight the role of differential methylation in the crosstalk between the adaptive immune system and glucose homeostasis. The differential methylation explains at least 16.9% of the association between obesity and insulin. Our study sheds light on the biological interactions between genetic variants driving differential methylation and gene expression in the early pathogenesis of T2D.


Assuntos
Metilação de DNA/fisiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Glucose/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Obesidade/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Simulação por Computador , Ilhas de CpG/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética/fisiologia , Epigenômica/métodos , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Homeostase/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Redes e Vias Metabólicas/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/metabolismo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/fisiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2692, 2019 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31217420

RESUMO

Sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase acid-like 3b (SMPDL3b) is a lipid raft enzyme that regulates plasma membrane (PM) fluidity. Here we report that SMPDL3b excess, as observed in podocytes in diabetic kidney disease (DKD), impairs insulin receptor isoform B-dependent pro-survival insulin signaling by interfering with insulin receptor isoforms binding to caveolin-1 in the PM. SMPDL3b excess affects the production of active sphingolipids resulting in decreased ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) content as observed in human podocytes in vitro and in kidney cortexes of diabetic db/db mice in vivo. Podocyte-specific Smpdl3b deficiency in db/db mice is sufficient to restore kidney cortex C1P content and to protect from DKD. Exogenous administration of C1P restores IR signaling in vitro and prevents established DKD progression in vivo. Taken together, we identify SMPDL3b as a modulator of insulin signaling and demonstrate that supplementation with exogenous C1P may represent a lipid therapeutic strategy to treat diabetic complications such as DKD.


Assuntos
Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Nucleotídeo Cíclico Fosfodiesterase do Tipo 3/metabolismo , Nefropatias Diabéticas/patologia , Insulina/metabolismo , Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Esfingomielina Fosfodiesterase/metabolismo , Animais , Caveolina 1/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Ceramidas/metabolismo , Ceramidas/uso terapêutico , Nucleotídeo Cíclico Fosfodiesterase do Tipo 3/genética , Nefropatias Diabéticas/tratamento farmacológico , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Podócitos/citologia , Podócitos/metabolismo , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(26): 7348-7364, 2019 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31180673

RESUMO

A chemical study on the peels of the cultivated edible mushroom Wolfiporia cocos led to the isolation and identification of 47 lanostane triterpenoids including 16 new compounds (1-16). The structures of the new compounds were determined by analysis of the NMR, MS, and electronic circular dichroism (ECD) data. Compounds 1 and 2 represent new members of the family of 4,5-secolanostane triterpenes. Compound 3 is a new aromatic lanostane triterpene with an unusual methyl rearrangement from C-10 to C-6. The absolute configurations of 1 and 8 were assigned by ECD spectra calculation. All compounds were evaluated for cytotoxicity (K562, SW480, and HepG2) and glucose-uptake-stimulating effects. Compounds 23, 25, 29, and 31 showed weak inhibition on the K562 cells with IC50 in the range of 25.7 to 68.2 µM, respectively. Compounds 21, 28, and 30 increased the glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 cells by 25%, 14%, and 50% at 5 µM, respectively. In addition, compounds 14, 23, 29, 35, and 43 showed insulin-sensitizing activity by increasing the insulin-stimulated glucose uptake at 2.5 µM in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. A preliminary structure-activity relationship analysis indicates that the 6/6/6/5 ring skeleton and the double bond between C-8 and C-9 are beneficial for the glucose-uptake-stimulating and insulin-sensitizing activities. Furthermore, the alkaline-insoluble fraction mainly containing compounds 22, 24, 28, and 31 were confirmed to have hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity on high-fat-diet-induced obese mice. This work confirms the potential of the peels' extracts of W. cocos as a functional food or dietary supplements.


Assuntos
Glucose/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Wolfiporia/química , Células 3T3-L1 , Adipócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Animais , Transporte Biológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipoglicemiantes/química , Hipoglicemiantes/isolamento & purificação , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Insulina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Triterpenos/química , Triterpenos/isolamento & purificação
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 136, 2019 Jun 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31215434

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) has been suggested to be useful for the prevention of diabetes. Esculeoside A is the main saponin compounds in tomatoes. This study investigated the hypoglycemic effects and the underlying mechanism of esculeoside A in C57BLKS/Leprdb (db/db) mice. METHODS: Wild-type C57BLKS (db/dm) mice were used in the db/dm mouse group and db/db mice were randomly divided into 2 groups: untreated and treated db/db mouse groups. Esculeoside A (100 mg/kg) was administered by gavage for 56 days to the treated db/db mouse group. Distilled water was administered to the db/dm mouse group and the untreated db/db mouse group. The blood and liver biochemical parameters and the expression of liver insulin signaling-related proteins were examined. RESULTS: The results showed that esculeoside A reduced the fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels and improved the glucose tolerance. Further investigation revealed that hepatic protein expressions of total AMP-activated protein kinase (T-AMPK), phosphorylated AMP-activated protein kinase (p-AMPK), insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), and glucokinase (GCK) were significantly upregulated after esculeoside A treatment. In contrast, the hepatic protein expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) was significantly downregulated by esculeoside A treatment. CONCLUSION: These findings suggested that esculeoside A has a potential of alleviating the metabolic abnormalities in db/db mice via regulation of AMPK/IRS-1 pathway. Our findings supported a possible application of esculeoside A as a functional supplement for diabetes treatment.


Assuntos
Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Sapogeninas/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/enzimologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Glucoquinase/genética , Glucoquinase/metabolismo , Humanos , Insulina/metabolismo , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima
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