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Uncoupling Exercise Bioenergetics From Systemic Metabolic Homeostasis by Conditional Inactivation of Baf60 in Skeletal Muscle

Impaired skeletal muscle energy metabolism is linked to the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in type 2 diabetes. The contractile and metabolic properties of myofibers exhibit a high degree of heterogeneity and plasticity. The regulatory circuitry underpinning skeletal muscle energy metabolism is critically linked to exercise endurance and systemic homeostasis. Recent work has identified the Baf60 subunits of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex as powerful regulato...


Hyperlipidemia-Induced MicroRNA-155-5p Improves {beta}-Cell Function by Targeting Mafb

A high-fat diet increases bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the circulation and thereby stimulates glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)–mediated insulin secretion by upregulating interleukin-6 (IL-6). Although microRNA-155-5p (miR-155-5p), which increases IL-6 expression, is upregulated by LPS and hyperlipidemia and patients with familial hypercholesterolemia less frequently develop diabetes, the role of miR-155-5p in the islet stress response to hyperlipidemia is unclear. In this study, w...


Increased Lipolysis, Diminished Adipose Tissue Insulin Sensitivity, and Impaired {beta}-Cell Function Relative to Adipose Tissue Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Youth With Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Despite evidence of insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction in glucose metabolism in youth with prediabetes, the relationship between adipose tissue insulin sensitivity (ATIS) and β-cell function remains unknown. We investigated whole-body lipolysis, ATIS, and β-cell function relative to ATIS (adipose disposition index [DI]) in obese youth with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) versus normal glucose tolerance (NGT). Whole-body lipolysis (glycerol appearance rate [GlyRa], [2H5]gl...


Myeloid Sirtuin 6 Deficiency Causes Insulin Resistance in High-Fat Diet-Fed Mice by Eliciting Macrophage Polarization Toward an M1 Phenotype

Obesity-related insulin resistance is closely associated with macrophage accumulation and subsequent cytokine release in local tissues. Sirtuin 6 (Sirt6) is known to exert an anti-inflammatory function, but its role in macrophages in the context of obesity has not been investigated. We generated myeloid-specific Sirt6 knockout (mS6KO) mice and investigated the metabolic characteristics after high-fat diet (HFD) feeding for 16 weeks. Compared with their wild-type littermates, HFD-fed mS6KO mice ...


Low-Dose Persistent Organic Pollutants Impair Insulin Secretory Function of Pancreatic {beta}-Cells: Human and In Vitro Evidence

Low-dose persistent organic pollutants (POPs), especially organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have emerged as a new risk factor for type 2 diabetes. We evaluated whether chronic exposure to low-dose POPs affects insulin secretory function of β-cells in humans and in vitro cells. Serum concentrations of OCPs and PCBs were measured in 200 adults without diabetes. Mathematical model–based insulin secretion indices were estimated by using a 2-h seven-sa...


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