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8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine ameliorates features of metabolic syndrome in obese mice.
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PMID:  24333420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Metabolic syndrome describes a group of clinical features that together increase the incidence of coronary artery disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is a major risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome. A chronic state of inflammation accompanies the accumulation of surplus lipids in adipose and liver tissue, frequently involved in insulin resistance. 8-Oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-Oxo-dG) is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that inactivates both Rac1 and Rac2 which are critical to initiating the inflammatory responses in various cell types, including macrophages. In this study, we explored whether 8-Oxo-dG suppressed a series of systemic inflammatory cascades, resulting in the amelioration of typical features of metabolic syndrome in obese mice. The results demonstrate that 8-Oxo-dG effectively improved hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia and fatty liver changes in obese mice. The level of biochemical markers indicative of systemic inflammation were reduced in 8-Oxo-dG treated mice, whereas serum levels of adiponectin, a crucial factor associated with improved metabolic syndrome, were enhanced. Our results demonstrate that 8-Oxo-dG effectively disrupts the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and obesity-associated metabolic syndrome.
Seong-Hee Ko; Jin-Ku Lee; Hyun Joo Lee; Sang-Kyu Ye; Hyun-Sook Kim; Myung-Hee Chung
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-10
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Title:  Biochemical and biophysical research communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372516     Medline TA:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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