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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10595-10603, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31475817

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While ß-cryptoxanthin is hypothesized to have a preventive effect on lifestyle-related diseases, its underlying mechanisms are unknown. We investigated the effect of ß-cryptoxanthin on energy metabolism in adipose tissues and its underlying mechanism. C57BL/6J mice were fed a high-fat diet (60% kcal fat) containing 0 or 0.05% ß-cryptoxanthin for 12 weeks. ß-cryptoxanthin treatment was found to reduce body fat gain and plasma glucose level, while increasing energy expenditure. The expression of uncoupling protein (UCP) 1 was elevated in adipose tissues in the treatment group. Furthermore, the in vivo assays showed that the Ucp1 mRNA expression was higher in the ß-cryptoxanthin treatment group, an effect that disappeared upon cotreatment with a retinoic acid receptor (RAR) antagonist. In conclusion, we report that ß-cryptoxanthin reduces body fat and body weight gain and that ß-cryptoxanthin increases the expression of UCP1 via the RAR pathway.


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Tecido Adiposo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , beta-Criptoxantina/administração & dosagem , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores do Ácido Retinoico/metabolismo , Proteína Desacopladora 1/genética , Animais , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos dos fármacos , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/genética , Obesidade/metabolismo , Receptores do Ácido Retinoico/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Desacopladora 1/metabolismo
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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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Life Sci ; 234: 116780, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430453

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Bronchial asthma and obesity are common health problems. Obesity is already responsible for 300,000 deaths per year. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to assess whether apocynin, alpha lipoic acid and probiotic administration in combination with low-fat diet supplementation influences the levels of antioxidant enzymes in the pulmonary tissues of obese asthmatic mice. MAIN METHODS: The study was performed on male C57/BL6 mice divided into 10 groups: (I) control; (II) asthma; (III) obesity; (IV) asthma + obesity; (V) asthma + obesity + apocynin p.o. 15 mg/kg/day for 12 weeks; (VI) asthma + obesity + low-fat diet for 12 weeks; (VII) asthma + obesity + low-fat diet for 12 weeks with apocynin p.o. 15 mg/kg/day; (VIII) asthma + obesity + low-fat diet with probiotics for 12 weeks; (IX) asthma + obesity + low-fat diet for 12 weeks with lipoic acid p.o. 100 mg/kg/day for 12 weeks; (X) asthma + obesity + standard diet with probiotics for 12 weeks. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione reductase (GR) activity were examined. The administration of apocynin alone and apocynin in combination with a low-fat diet resulted in a significant increase in SOD values (respectively p < 0.001; p = 0.010). Application of probiotics resulted in a decrease in CAT activity (p = 0.037) and an increase in GPx activity (p < 0.001) compared to obese asthmatic mice. The administration of lipoic acid resulted in an increase in GR activity (p = 0.024 vs. control). KEY FINDINGS: Supplementation containing apocynin, lipoic acid and probiotics has a positive influence on the antioxidant capacity of the pulmonary tissues of obese asthmatic mice. SIGNIFICANCE: These results may contribute to the development of new therapeutic approaches.


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Acetofenonas/uso terapêutico , Antioxidantes/uso terapêutico , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Probióticos/uso terapêutico , Ácido Tióctico/uso terapêutico , Animais , Asma/complicações , Asma/metabolismo , Catalase/análise , Catalase/metabolismo , Glutationa Peroxidase/análise , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Obesos , Obesidade/complicações , Obesidade/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Superóxido Dismutase/análise , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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J Appl Oral Sci ; 27: e20180365, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365708

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OBJECTIVES: Visfatin is an adipokine that plays an important role in immune functions as a growth factor, enzyme, and pro-inflammatory mediator. We aimed to determine the levels of visfatin, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in both obese/non-obese patients, with/without generalized chronic periodontitis (GCP). METHODOLOGY: Patients were categorized as obese (O) (n=31) or non-obese (nO) (n=19). Groups were divided into four subgroups according to periodontal conditions: (1) periodontally healthy without obesity (nO-Ctrl); (2) GCP without obesity (nO-CP); (3) periodontally healthy with obesity (O-Ctrl); and (4) GCP with obesity (O-CP). Demographic variables, anthropometric and laboratory data were recorded. Periodontal parameters were measured at baseline and 3rd months after either non-surgical periodontal treatment or calorie -restricted diet therapy. At the same time, GCF samples were taken from patients to analyze TNF-alpha, IL-6,and visfatin levels. RESULTS: Periodontal parameters were significantly higher in the O group than in the nO group (P<0.05). IL-6 levels were higher in the O group than in the nO group (P<0.001). The visfatin levels of the obese patients were reduceddecreased following the treatments (P<0.05). Cholesterol levels were higher in the O group than in the nO groups (P<0.05). IL-6 levels were higher in O-CP and O-Ctrl groups than in the nO-Ctrl group (P<0.05). Compared to the other groups, visfatin levels were significantly higher in the O-CP group but decreased following treatment (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that visfatin and IL-6 levels in GCF are associated with the pathogenesis of obesity and periodontitis. Within the limits of this study, we considered that there might be an association between the lipid profile and periodontitis on systemically healthy individuals.


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Citocinas/análise , Líquido do Sulco Gengival/química , Interleucina-6/análise , Nicotinamida Fosforribosiltransferase/análise , Obesidade/metabolismo , Periodontite/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/análise , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores/análise , Índice de Massa Corporal , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Citocinas/fisiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Interleucina-6/fisiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nicotinamida Fosforribosiltransferase/fisiologia , Índice Periodontal , Periodontite/diagnóstico por imagem , Radiografia Panorâmica , Valores de Referência , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/fisiologia
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Rev Med Chil ; 147(3): 314-321, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31344168

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BACKGROUND: Weight-based stigmatization is frequent among overweight and obese people. AIM: To determine the association between weight-based stigmatization, psychological stress, cortisol, negative emotions, and eating behavior in a sample of middle-aged women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-two women aged 45 ± 8 years, 55% with overweight or obesity, were randomly allocated to watch a video called "Stigma: the human cost of obesity" or a control video about planet earth. The effect of watching either video on calorie consumption, psychological stress and cortisol reactivity was assessed. Cortisol was measured on four salivary samples. Psychological stress and negative emotions were self-reported. RESULTS: Among women who watched the stigmatizing video, there was a direct association between psychological stress and calorie intake, but negative emotions did not mediate this association. Moreover, psychological stress moderated the association between watching the stigmatizing video and the cortisol output (ß = 0.32; p = 0.005). CONCLUSIONS: Women with high psychological stress have a greater intake of calories. After watching the stigmatizing video, a greater psychological stress is associated with greater cortisol output.


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Ingestão de Energia , Obesidade/psicologia , Sobrepeso/psicologia , Estigma Social , Estereotipagem , Estresse Psicológico/psicologia , Adulto , Peso Corporal , Comportamento Alimentar/psicologia , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/metabolismo , Sobrepeso/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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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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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(29): e16527, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31335732

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INTRODUCTION: Several studies have found that obesity is associated with atopic dermatitis (AD); however, the mechanisms underlying the association are largely unknown. This study aims to assess the association of AD with obesity in the Korean population and verify its mechanism via a multi-omics analysis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A case-control study will be conducted in the Republic of Korea. A total of 80 subjects, aged 4 to 12 years, matched for age and sex, with body mass index at or above the 85th percentile or at or below the 25th percentile, will be included. Subjects will be assigned to the following 4 groups: obese/overweight with AD, normal/underweight with AD, obese/overweight control, and normal/underweight control. Serum metabolome and immune biomarkers, as well as fecal metabolome and microbiome biomarkers, will be analyzed. Serum eosinophil cationic protein, total serum Immunoglobulin E (IgE), and specific IgE will be analyzed to assess allergic tendency. The SCORing of AD index, the children's dermatology life quality index, body composition analysis, and the Korean gastrointestinal symptom rating scale will be obtained to assess the disease status and severity of the subjects. DISCUSSION: The findings of this study are expected to provide evidence of an association between AD and obesity via a gut microbiome-metabolome-immune mechanism. Therefore, it may improve future management strategies for AD. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study has been registered at the Korean National Clinical Trial Registry, Clinical Research Information Service (KCT0003630).


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Dermatite Atópica/complicações , Dermatite Atópica/metabolismo , Obesidade/complicações , Obesidade/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/sangue , Índice de Massa Corporal , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Dermatite Atópica/imunologia , Dermatite Atópica/microbiologia , Proteína Catiônica de Eosinófilo/sangue , Fezes/química , Fezes/microbiologia , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Humanos , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Masculino , Metaboloma , Obesidade/imunologia , Obesidade/microbiologia , Qualidade de Vida , República da Coreia
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Life Sci ; 230: 188-196, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31150686

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AIMS: Hyperoxia has beneficial metabolic effects in type 2 diabetes. However, hyperoxia exacerbates already existing oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes. Nitrate, a nitric oxide donor, is an effective new treatment in type 2 diabetes and also has antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to determine whether nitrate administration can attenuate hyperoxia-induced oxidative stress in obese type 2 diabetic rats. MAIN METHODS: Fifty-six male Wistar rats (190-210 g) were divided into 8 groups: Controls (non-treated, nitrate-treated, O2-treated, and nitrate + O2-treated) and diabetes (non-treated, nitrate-treated, O2-treated, and nitrate + O2-treated). Diabetes was induced using high-fat diet and low-dose of streptozotocin (30 mg/kg). Rats in intervention groups, were exposed to 95% oxygen and consumed sodium nitrate (100 mg/L) in drinking water. Serum fasting glucose, oxidized (GSSG) and reduced (GSH) glutathiones, total oxidant status (TOS), catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities, and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) were measured after intervention. Oxidative stress index (OSI) was calculated as TOS/TAC ratio. KEY FINDINGS: Diabetic rats had increased oxidative stress and hyperoxia exacerbated it. In O2-diabetic rats, nitrate decreased GSSG (102.7 ±â€¯2.1 vs. 236.0 ±â€¯20.1 µM, P < 0.001), TOS (67.7 ±â€¯7.3 vs. 104 ±â€¯3.8 µM, P < 0.001), and OSI (0.44 ±â€¯0.04 vs. 0.91 ±â€¯0.07, P < 0.001) and increased catalase (2.8 ±â€¯0.13 vs. 1.8 ±â€¯0.21 KU/L, P = 0.014), SOD (53.4 ±â€¯1.5 vs. 38.4 ±â€¯1.2 U/mL, P < 0.001), GSH (43.7 ±â€¯1.4 vs. 17.8 ±â€¯0.5 mM, P = 0.003), TAC (152.5 ±â€¯1.9 vs. 116.7 ±â€¯5.0 mM, P < 0.001), and GSH/GSSG ratio (0.43 ±â€¯0.01 vs. 0.08 ±â€¯0.01, P = 0.005). Nitrate also potentiated effects of hyperoxia on decreasing fasting glucose. SIGNIFICANCE: Our results showed that dietary nitrate attenuates hyperoxia-induced oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic rats.


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Nitratos/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Glicemia/análise , Catalase/análise , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Suplementos Nutricionais , Glucose/metabolismo , Glutationa/análise , Hiperóxia/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperóxia/metabolismo , Masculino , Nitratos/metabolismo , Obesidade/complicações , Obesidade/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Superóxido Dismutase/análise
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2375, 2019 05 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31147543

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Human antigen R (HuR) is a member of the Hu family of RNA-binding proteins and is involved in many physiological processes. Obesity, as a worldwide healthcare problem, has attracted more and more attention. To investigate the role of adipose HuR, we generate adipose-specific HuR knockout (HuRAKO) mice. As compared with control mice, HuRAKO mice show obesity when induced with a high-fat diet, along with insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, hypercholesterolemia and increased inflammation in adipose tissue. The obesity of HuRAKO mice is attributed to adipocyte hypertrophy in white adipose tissue due to decreased expression of adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL). HuR positively regulates ATGL expression by promoting the mRNA stability and translation of ATGL. Consistently, the expression of HuR in adipose tissue is reduced in obese humans. This study suggests that adipose HuR may be a critical regulator of ATGL expression and lipolysis and thereby controls obesity and metabolic syndrome.


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Tecido Adiposo Branco/metabolismo , Proteína Semelhante a ELAV 1/genética , Intolerância à Glucose/genética , Hipercolesterolemia/genética , Resistência à Insulina/genética , Lipase/genética , Obesidade/genética , Adipócitos/patologia , Tecido Adiposo/imunologia , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Tecido Adiposo Branco/imunologia , Animais , Crescimento Celular , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Proteína Semelhante a ELAV 1/metabolismo , Fígado Gorduroso/genética , Fígado Gorduroso/metabolismo , Fígado Gorduroso/patologia , Intolerância à Glucose/metabolismo , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/metabolismo , Hipertrofia , Inflamação/imunologia , Lipase/metabolismo , Síndrome Metabólica/genética , Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Obesidade/metabolismo , Biossíntese de Proteínas , Estabilidade de RNA/genética , Gordura Subcutânea/metabolismo
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(5): 553-561, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31234769

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Obesity is accompanied by dyslipidemia, hypoxia, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and inflammation, representing the major risk factor for the development of insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes. We modeled these conditions in cultured 3T3-L1 adipocytes and studied their effect on insulin signaling, glucose uptake, and inflammatory response via activation of stress-dependent JNK1/2 kinases. Decreased insulin-induced phosphorylation of the insulin cascade components IRS, Akt, and AS160 was observed under all tested conditions (lipid overloading of cells by palmitate, acute inflammation induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharide, hypoxia induced by Co2+, and ER stress induced by brefeldin A). In all the cases, except the acute inflammation, glucose uptake by adipocytes was reduced, and the kinetics of JNK1/2 activation was bi-phasic exhibiting sustained activation for 24 h. By contrast, in acute inflammation, JNK1/2 phosphorylation increased transiently and returned to the basal level within 2-3 h of stimulation. These results suggest a critical role of sustained (latent) vs. transient (acute) inflammation in the induction of IR and impairment of glucose utilization by adipose tissue. The components of the inflammatory signaling can be promising targets in the development of new therapeutic approaches for preventing IR and type 2 diabetes.


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Inflamação , Resistência à Insulina , Obesidade/patologia , Células 3T3-L1 , Adipócitos/citologia , Adipócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Animais , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácidos Graxos não Esterificados/farmacologia , Inflamação/etiologia , Insulina/farmacologia , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Camundongos , Proteína Quinase 8 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 9 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Obesidade/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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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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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(25): 7136-7146, 2019 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31240929

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Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) and phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) are organosulfur phytochemicals rich in cruciferous vegetables. We investigated the antiobesity and antihepatosteatosis activities of BITC and PEITC and the working mechanisms involved. C57BL/6J mice were fed a low-fat diet (LFD), a high-fat diet (HFD), or a HFD supplemented with 0.5 (L) or 1 g/kg (H) BITC or PEITC for 18 weeks. Compared with the HFD group, BITC or PEITC decreased the final body weight of mice in a dose-dependent manner [39.0 ± 3.1 (HFD), 34.4 ± 3.2 (BITC-L), 32.4 ± 2.8 (BITC-H), 36.2 ± 4.4 (PEITC-L), and 32.8 ± 2.9 (PEITC-H) g, p < 0.05], relative weight of epididymal fat [5.7 ± 0.4 (HFD), 4.7 ± 0.7 (BITC-L), 3.7 ± 0.3 (BITC-H), 4.4 ± 1.0 (PEITC-L), and 3.2 ± 0.6 (PEITC-H) %, p < 0.05], hepatic triglycerides [98.4 ± 6.0 (HFD), 81.0 ± 8.9 (BITC-L), 63.5 ± 5.6 (BITC-H), 69.3 ± 5.6 (PEITC-L), and 49.4 ± 2.9 (PEITC-H) mg/g, p < 0.05], and plasma total cholesterol [140 ± 21.3 (HFD), 109 ± 5.6 (BITC-L), 101 ± 11.3 (BITC-H), 126 ± 8.3 (PEITC-L), and 91.8 ± 12.7 (PEITC-H) mg/dL, p < 0.05]. Q-PCR and immunoblotting assays revealed that BITC and PEITC suppressed the expression of liver X receptor α, sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c, stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1, fatty acid synthase, and acetyl-CoA carboxylase in both epididymal adipose and liver tissues. After a single oral administration of 85 mg/kg BITC or PEITC, the maximum plasma concentrations ( Cmax) of BITC and PEITC were 5.8 ± 2.0 µg/mL and 4.3 ± 1.9 µg/mL, respectively. In 3T3-L1 adipocytes, BITC and PEITC dose-dependently reduced adipocyte differentiation and cell cycle was arrested in G0/G1 phase. These findings indicate that BITC and PEITC ameliorate HFD-induced obesity and fatty liver by down-regulating adipocyte differentiation and the expression of lipogenic transcription factors and enzymes.


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Adipogenia/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado Gorduroso/tratamento farmacológico , Isotiocianatos/administração & dosagem , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Fígado Gorduroso/metabolismo , Fígado Gorduroso/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/fisiopatologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2581, 2019 06 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31197173

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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.


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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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Gene ; 711: 143938, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31220580

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The pathogenesis of endometrial cancer (EC) involves many regulatory pathways including transcriptional regulatory networks supported by transcription factors and microRNAs only in part known. The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the possible correlation in the EC microenvironment between master regulators of complex phenomena such as steroid responsiveness through estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR), epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (supported by SLUG transcription factor), hypoxia (with hypoxia inducible factor-1 alpha, HIF-1α), and obesity that has been recognized as a EC risk factor. METHODS: Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) blocks from University of Ferrara Pathology Archive were used and allocated into 2 groups according to their immunohistochemical positivity to ERα and PR, distinguishing the samples with a more benign prognosis (ERα+/PR+) from those with a poorer prognosis (ERα-/PR-). Immunohistochemistry for HIF1-α and SLUG was also performed. Body mass index (BMI) was registered at the time of diagnosis: patients with BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 were defined obese (OB). Total RNA was isolated for miR-221 analysis. RESULTS: We showed a comparable percentage of HIF1-α and SLUG positive samples in the ERα+/PR+ and ERα-/PR- groups. However, the obesity factor impacted more in the ERα+/PR+ group since the ratio between OB and non-obese (NOB) patients with high expression of HIF1-α and SLUG was higher in ERα+/PR+ than in the ERα-/PR- group. miR-221 levels were significantly higher in the OB than NOB patients, and, also in this case, obesity impacted more in the ERα+/PR+ group. CONCLUSIONS: A molecular circuit of mutual regulation between ERα, PR, HIF1-α, SLUG and miR-221 is feasible in the EC and was firstly suggested by our research. In this interplay miR-221 seems to be in a nodal point of the regulatory system that is particularly strengthened by the metabolic changes in obesity.


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Neoplasias do Endométrio/genética , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/metabolismo , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Obesidade/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição da Família Snail/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Índice de Massa Corporal , Neoplasias do Endométrio/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Obesidade/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Transcrição da Família Snail/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral
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Arch Endocrinol Metab ; 63(3): 241-249, 2019 May 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31166364

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of flavonoid intake during pregnancy with maternal excessive body weight and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 785 adult women in singleton pregnancies, and data were collected at the time of the oral glucose tolerance test. For the body mass index (BMI) classification according to the gestational age, the criteria of Atalah was used, and the diagnosis of GDM was based on the World Health Organization of 2014. Two 24-hour dietary recalls were obtained, and the usual intake was determined by the Multiple Source Method. Adjusted multinomial logistic regression was used to investigate the relationship of the flavonoids with overweight and obesity, and adjusted non-conditional logistic regression for the relationship of the flavonoids with GDM. RESULTS: The mean (SD) age of the women was 28 (5) years, 32.1% were overweight, 24.6% were obese and 17.7% were diagnosed with GDM. The median (P25, P75) of total flavonoid intake was 50 (31,75) mg/day. Considering the eutrophic women as the reference, the pregnant women with a higher total flavonoid intake [OR 0.62 (95% CI 0.38; 0.96)] and anthocyanidin intake [OR 0.62 (95% CI 0.40; 0.99)] were less likely to be obese when compared to the women with lower intakes. No association of the flavonoids intake with overweight or GDM was found. CONCLUSION: A very low intake of flavonoids was observed. The data suggest that the intake of foods naturally rich in total flavonoids and anthocyanidin has a beneficial role regarding obesity among pregnant women.


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Diabetes Gestacional/metabolismo , Comportamento Alimentar , Flavonoides/administração & dosagem , Obesidade/metabolismo , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , Registros de Dieta , Feminino , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Teste de Tolerância a Glucose , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidez , Adulto Jovem
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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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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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