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Ause mitochondrial dysfunction [16], ATP deficiency [25] and apoptosis. The structural similarities between STZ and nitrosamines, including N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) [26], together with experimental evidence that high doses of STZ cause cancer while lower doses cause diabetes or AD-type neurodegeneration with cognitive impairment [15,16,22] led us to hypothesiz
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Ration have soared over the past several decades, suggesting that exposures rather than genetics dictate their etiologies. Our over-arching hypothesis is that shifts in lifestyles and economics have led us to chronically consume excess fat, and get exposed to agents that cause insulin resistance. Consideration given to potential pathogenic agents was focused by the experimental evidence showing th
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Y effects of NDEA on insulin receptor, IGF2 receptor, and IRS-2 were muted by the chronic HFD feeding. Moreover, the main effect of NDEA, irrespective of HFD feeding, was to reduce tau gene expression, whereas chronic HFD feeding, irrespective of NDEA treatment, significantly inhibited ChAT. The only unique effect of HFD+NDEA treatment was to reduce insulin gene expression in the brain.Effects of
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Fasting blood glucose and serum insulin concentrations were significantly lower in the LFD+VEH treated control group compared with all other groups. The mean levels of both serum glucose and insulin were next higher in the LFD+NDEA group, followed by the HFD group. The HFD+NDEA treated rats had the highest mean serum glucose and insulin levels. Correspondingly, serum leptin levels were significant
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Ysiol Cell Physiol. 2012;302(2):C383?91. 68. Sachdev U, Cui X, Hong G, Namkoong S, Karlsson JM, Baty CJ, et al. High mobility group box 1 promotes endothelial cell angiogenic behavior in vitro and improves muscle perfusion in vivo in response to ischemic injury. J Vasc Surg. 2012;55(1):180?1.Yang et al. Cell Bioscience (2015) 5:Page 10 of69. Kang R, Livesey KM, Zeh HJ, Loze MT, Tang D. HMGB1: a
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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
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Lyclonal and monoclonal antibodies and immunodetection reagents were purchased from Abcam (Cambridge, MA), Vector Laboratories (Burlingame, CA), Upstate (Billerica, MA), Chemicon (Temecula, CA), or Molecular Probes (Eugene, OR). The insulin ultra-sensitive ELISA kit was obtained from ALPCO Diagnostics (Salem, NH). Histochoice fixative was purchased from Amresco, Inc (Solon, OH). Antibodies to tumo
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Ld lower than the cumulative doses needed to produce cancer in experimental animals [93-96], and beginning in early adolescence, we pair-fed the rats with either high (60 ) or low (5 ) fat containing diets. The NDEA doses were selected to be far below those needed for carcinogenesis and were based on empirical studies demonstrating absence of acute toxic effects in the rats.Longer durations of NDE

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