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Antibody (1:10000) and Amplex Red soluble fluorophore [79]. Amplex Red fluorescence was measured (Ex 579/Em 595) in a SpectraMax M5 microplate reader (Molecular Devices Corp., Sunnyvale, CA). Negative control reactions included substitutions with nonrelevant primary or secondary antibodies, and omission of primary or secondary antibody. Immunoreactivities were normalized to protein content as dete
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D (Ex 579 nm/Em 595 nm) in a Spectromax M5, and results were normalized to sample protein content in the wells. Box plots depict mean, range ?S.D. of results (N = 8-10/group). Inter-group comparisons were made using ANOVA with the post-hoc Bonferroni multiple comparisons test of significance. Significant P-values are indicated within the panels.Tong et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2010, 10:4 http:/
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Lusions: Early limited exposure to nitrosamines exacerbates the adverse effects of later chronic high dietary fat intake in promoting T2DM and neurodegeneration. The mechanism involves increased generation of ceramides and probably other toxic lipids in brain.Background The prevalence rates of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and metabol
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Ry. Early limited exposure to NDEA had no significant effect on any of the indices measured relative to control. Chronic HFD feeding significantly increased the mean levels of pGSK-3b, GFAP, and N-Tyr relative to all other groups (P
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D (Ex 579 nm/Em 595 nm) in a Spectromax M5, and results were normalized to sample protein content in the wells. Box plots depict mean, range ?S.D. of results (N = 8-10/group). Inter-group comparisons were made using ANOVA with the post-hoc Bonferroni multiple comparisons test of significance. Significant P-values are indicated within the panels.Tong et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2010, 10:4 http:/
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Changes characterized by focal loss of Purkinje neurons (Fig. 1-A3). NDEA exposure, with or without chronic HFD feeding, resulted in loss of Purkinje cells (Figs. 1-A2, 1-A4) and variable thinning of the granule cell layer. Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated similar levels and distributions of GFAP immunoreactivity in cells distributed in the granule layer of control (Fig 1-B1) and HFD-fed
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Www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6823/10/Page 6 ofthe context of peripheral insulin resistance or T2DM. Similar results have been reported previously, in which the investigators generated models with much higher doses of NDEA [84]. One potential explanation for this paradox is that homeostatic mechanisms may have shifted toward increased storage of lipids/triglycerides in adipose tissue, skeletal muscle
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In brain [85-88]; 2) cause cytotoxicity and insulin resistance [83,88]; and 3) are increased in brains with neurodegeneration [85,89-91]. We measured mRNA levels of ceramide synthases (CER), UDP glucose ceramide glycosyltransferase (UGCG), serine palmitoyltransferase (SPTLC), and sphingomyelin phosphodiesterases (SMPD), due to their demonstrated relevance to neurodegeneration [45,83]. HFD feeding