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Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Hye-Sook Han, Byeong Hun Choi, Seo Young Jang, Seri Choi, Geum-Sook Hwang, Seung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatic lipogenesis is elevated in nutrient abundant conditions to convert the excess carbohydrate into triacylglycerol (TAG). Fatty acyl moiety of TAG is eventually transported into adipose tissues by very low density lipoprotein, leading to the accumulation of TAG as a preferred storage form of excess energy. Disruption of the balance between TAG clearance and synthesis leads to the accumulation of lipids in the liver, leading to the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis...
May 23, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Maximilian Huttasch, Michael Roden, Sabine Kahl
Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) closely associates with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle intervention and bariatric surgery aiming at substantial weight loss are cornerstones of MASLD treatment by improving histological outcomes and reducing risks of comorbidities. Originally developed as antihyperglycemic drugs, incretin (co-)agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors also reduce steatosis and cardiorenovascular events. Certain incretin agonists effectively improve histological features of MASLD, but not fibrosis...
May 21, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Stergios A Polyzos, Christos S Mantzoros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Joseph Adu-Amankwaah, Adebayo Oluwafemi Adekunle, Ziqing Tang, Aisha Bushi, Rubin Tan, Lu Fu, Zheng Gong, Ziyu Ma, Richard Mprah, Marie Louise Ndzie Noah, Prosperl Ivette Wowui, Jeremiah Ong'achwa Machuki, Xiuhua Pan, TaoLi, Hong Sun
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Clinically, septic males tend to have higher mortality rates, but it is unclear if this is due to sex differences in cardiac dysfunction, possibly influenced by hormonal variations. Cardiac dysfunction significantly contributes to sepsis-related mortality, primarily influenced by metabolic imbalances. Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Delta (PPARδ) is a key player in cardiac metabolism and its activation has been demonstrated to favor sepsis outcomes...
May 16, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Li-You Lian, Giovanni Targher, Christopher D Byrne, Wen-Yue Liu, Ming-Hua Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Zixin Cai, Yan Yang, Jiaxin Zhong, Yujiao Ji, Ting Li, Jing Luo, Shanbiao Hu, Hairong Luo, Yan Wu, Feng Liu, Jingjing Zhang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: cGAS (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase) has been implicated in various cellular processes, but its role in β-cell proliferation and diabetes is not fully understood. This study investigates the impact of cGAS on β-cell proliferation, particularly in the context of diabetes. METHODS: Utilizing mouse models, including cGAS and STING (stimulator of interferon genes) knockout mice, we explored the role of cGAS in β-cell function. This involved β-cell-specific cGAS knockout (cGASβKO ) mice, created by breeding cGAS floxed mice with transgenic mice expressing Cre recombinase under the insulin II promoter...
May 8, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
María S Avendaño, Cecilia Perdices-Lopez, Yolanda Guerrero-Ruiz, Francisco Ruiz-Pino, Ana B Rodriguez-Sanchez, María J Sanchez-Tapia, Verónica Sobrino, Rafael Pineda, Alexia Barroso, Alejandro Correa-Sáez, Maribel Lara-Chica, José C Fernandez-Garcia, Ana B García-Redondo, Raquel Hernanz, Miguel Ruiz-Cruz, David Garcia-Galiano, Nelly Pitteloud, Marco A Calzado, Ana M Briones, María J Vázquez, Manuel Tena-Sempere
BACKGROUND: Obesity-induced hypogonadism (OIH) is a prevalent, but often neglected condition in men, which aggravates the metabolic complications of overweight. While hypothalamic suppression of Kiss1-encoded kisspeptin has been suggested to contribute to OIH, the molecular mechanisms for such repression in obesity, and the therapeutic implications thereof, remain unknown. METHODS: A combination of bioinformatic, expression and functional analyses was implemented, assessing the role of the evolutionary-conserved miRNAs, miR-137 and miR-325, in mediating obesity-induced suppression of hypothalamic kisspeptin, as putative mechanism of central hypogonadism and metabolic comorbidities...
May 8, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Martin Hagve, Suzette L Pereira, Dillon K Walker, Marielle P K J Engelen, Nicolaas E P Deutz
BACKGROUND: Statins, or hydroxy-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, are one of the most commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol. Myopathic side-effects ranging from pain and soreness to critical rhabdomyolysis are commonly reported and often lead to discontinuation. The pathophysiological mechanism is, in general, ascribed to a downstream reduction of Coenzyme Q10 synthesis, resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction. HMG-CoA is a metabolite of leucine and its corresponding keto acid α-ketoisocaproic acid (KIC) and beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB), however little is known about the changes in the metabolism of leucine and its metabolites in response to statins...
April 25, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Aleksandra Zeljkovic, Jelena Vekic, Aleksandra Stefanovic
Childhood obesity with its growing prevalence worldwide presents one of the most important health challenges nowadays. Multiple mechanisms are involved in the development of this condition, as well as in its associations with various cardiometabolic complications, such as insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease and cardiovascular diseases. Recent findings suggest that childhood obesity and associated dyslipidemia at least partly originate from epigenetic modifications that take place in the earliest periods of life, namely prenatal and perinatal periods...
April 21, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Zhaohui Pei, Yandong Liu, Suqin Liu, Wei Jin, Yuanfei Luo, Mingming Sun, Yu Duan, Amir Ajoolabady, James R Sowers, Yan Fang, Feng Cao, Haixia Xu, Yaguang Bi, Shuyi Wang, Jun Ren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Hanlong Zhu, Tianming Zhao, Si Zhao, Suzhen Yang, Kang Jiang, Shupei Li, Ying Kang, Zhuoxin Yang, Jiajia Shen, Si Shen, Hui Tao, Ji Xuan, Miaofang Yang, Bing Xu, Fangyu Wang, Mingzuo Jiang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its progressive variant, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), constitute a burgeoning worldwide epidemic with no FDA-approved pharmacotherapies. The multifunctional immunometabolic receptor, fatty acid translocase CD36 (CD36), plays an important role in the progression of hepatic steatosis. O-GlcNAcylation is a crucial posttranslational modification that mediates the distribution and function of CD36, but its involvement in NAFLD remains poorly understood...
April 18, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Sundararaj Stanleyraj Jeremiah, Abu Saleh Md Moin, Alexandra E Butler
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is comprised of two predominant subtypes: type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), accounting for approximately 5 % of cases worldwide and resulting from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing β-cells, and type 2 (T2DM), accounting for approximately 95 % of cases globally and characterized by the inability of pancreatic β-cells to meet the demand for insulin due to a relative β-cell deficit in the setting of peripheral insulin resistance. Both types of DM involve derangement of glucose metabolism and are metabolic diseases generally considered to be initiated by a combination of genetic and environmental factors...
April 18, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Michael M Richter, Ida M Kemp, Sara Heebøll, Marie Winther-Sørensen, Sasha A S Kjeldsen, Nicole J Jensen, Janus D Nybing, Frederik H Linden, Erik Høgh-Schmidt, Mikael P Boesen, Sten Madsbad, Frank Vinholt Schiødt, Kirsten Nørgaard, Signe Schmidt, Lise Lotte Gluud, Steen B Haugaard, Jens J Holst, Søren Nielsen, Jørgen Rungby, Nicolai J Wewer Albrechtsen
INTRODUCTION: Glucagon receptor agonism is currently explored for the treatment of obesity and metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD). The metabolic effects of glucagon receptor agonism may in part be mediated by increases in circulating levels of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) and Growth Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF15). The effect of glucagon agonism on FGF21 and GDF15 levels remains uncertain, especially in the context of elevated insulin levels commonly observed in metabolic diseases...
April 15, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Motoharu Awazawa, Maya Matsushita, Ikumi Nomura, Naoki Kobayashi, Miwa Tamura-Nakano, Yuriko Sorimachi, Keiyo Takubo, Kohjiro Ueki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Hong-Yang Luo, Wang-Jing Mu, Min Chen, Jie-Ying Zhu, Yang Li, Shan Li, Lin-Jing Yan, Ruo-Ying Li, Meng-Ting Yin, Xin Li, Hu-Min Chen, Liang Guo
Exercise is an effective non-pharmacological strategy for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), but the underlying mechanism needs further investigation. Kruppel-like factor 10 (Klf10) is a transcriptional factor that is expressed in multiple tissues including liver, whose role in NASH is not well defined. In our study, exercise induces hepatic Klf10 expression through the cAMP/PKA/CREB pathway. Hepatocyte-specific knockout of Klf10 (Klf10LKO ) increases lipid accumulation, cell death, inflammation and fibrosis in NASH diet-fed mice and reduces the protective effects of treadmill exercise against NASH, while hepatocyte-specific overexpression of Klf10 (Klf10LTG ) works in concert with exercise to reduce NASH in mice...
April 12, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Xiaodong Zhao, Yunkuo Li, Jinyu Yu, Haolin Teng, Shouwang Wu, Yishu Wang, Honglan Zhou, Faping Li
Renal fibrosis, specifically tubulointerstitial fibrosis, represents the predominant pathological consequence observed in the context of progressive chronic kidney conditions. The pathogenesis of renal fibrosis encompasses a multifaceted interplay of mechanisms, including but not limited to interstitial fibroblast proliferation, activation, augmented production of extracellular matrix (ECM) components, and impaired ECM degradation. Notably, mitochondria, the intracellular organelles responsible for orchestrating biological oxidation processes in mammalian cells, assume a pivotal role within this intricate milieu...
April 10, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Devaraj Ezhilarasan
Saroglitazar (SARO), a dual peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR)-α/γ agonist, has been used to treat metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance and diabetic dyslipidemia in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). SARO, administered at a dose of 4 mg/day, has been consistently studied in clinical trials with different time points ranging from 4 to 24 weeks with NAFLD patients. Due to its PPAR-γ agonistic action, SARO prevents adipose tissue-mediated fatty acid delivery to the liver by increasing insulin sensitivity and regulating adiponectin and leptin levels in adipose tissue...
April 10, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Wenjie Yu, Yu Zhang, Linfeng Sun, Wei Huang, Xiangdong Li, Nan Xia, Xuejiao Chen, Likalamu Pascalia Wikana, Yuhao Xiao, Minhao Chen, Sheng Han, Ziyi Wang, Liyong Pu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) is increasing year by year and has become one of the leading causes of end-stage liver disease worldwide. Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells 2 (Trem2) has been confirmed to play an essential role in the progression of MASLD, but its specific mechanism still needs to be clarified. This study aims to explore the role and mechanism of Trem2 in MASLD. METHODS: Human liver tissues were obtained from patients with MASLD and controls...
April 10, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Xiaoli Pan, Shuwei Hu, Yanyong Xu, Raja Gopoju, Yingdong Zhu, Fathima N Cassim Bawa, Hui Wang, Jiayou Wang, Zaid Batayneh, Alyssa Clark, Yuhao Zeng, Li Lin, Xinwen Wang, Liya Yin, Yanqiao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Krüppel-like factor 10 (KLF10), a zinc finger transcription factor, plays a pivotal role in modulating TGF-β-mediated cellular processes such as growth, apoptosis, and differentiation. Recent studies have implicated KLF10 in regulating lipid metabolism and glucose homeostasis. This study aimed to elucidate the precise role of hepatic KLF10 in developing metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH) in diet-induced obese mice. METHODS: We investigated hepatic KLF10 expression under metabolic stress and the effects of overexpression or ablation of hepatic KLF10 on MASH development and lipidemia...
April 4, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Yuxuan Yang, Xiaokun Liu, Di Yang, Lianhui Li, Sheng Li, Sen Lu, Ning Li
CD36, a scavenger receptor B2 that is dynamically distributed between cell membranes and organelle membranes, plays a crucial role in regulating lipid metabolism. Abnormal CD36 activity has been linked to a range of metabolic disorders, such as obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. CD36 undergoes various modifications, including palmitoylation, glycosylation, and ubiquitination, which greatly affect its binding affinity to various ligands, thereby triggering and influencing various biological effects...
March 26, 2024: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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