AMPKAdenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase
AMPK5-Prime-Amp-Activated Protein Kinase
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The AMPK system controls transcription, while PPAR-a causes phosphorylation of existing enzymes.
The biological effects of increased AMPK activity include inhibition of fat storage, reduced triglyceride synthesis, and increased glucose uptake into muscle for metabolism.
Study design/methods: Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) was used to investigate the potential roles of AMPK in carbon tetrachloride (C[Cl.
reported that under hypoxia, BNIP3 is induced and degraded by autophagy in various types of tumor cell including human adenocarcinoma cells specifically triggered by ULK1-mediated autophagy, which could be regulated by mTORC1 and AMPK.
Therefore, we established and characterized a Bama mini-pig model of obesity, measured plasma glucose and insulin levels, and examined the changes of adiponectin, IL-6 and TNF-[alpha] and their association with AMPK activity.
The annealing temperatures were 55[degrees]C for AMPK, heat shock protein (HSP), and AK; 54[degrees]C for NKA, NK2C1, and NHE; and 53.
We've since published dozens of articles advocating that non-diabetics consider using metformin to prevent and treat cancer, to prevent type II diabetes, and to slow aging processes by activating an enzyme called AMPK.
One should note, however, that in animal AMPK knockout models, the effects of metformin are still not attenuated (1).
To evaluate how compound 1 induced autophagy of the cells, the phosphorylation status of AMPK and mTOR were determined using immunoblotting.
AMPK is activated by the increase of AMP/ATP ratio from environmental or nutritional stress factors including oxidants, hypoxia and nutrient deprivation, (3,4) then the activated kinase phosphorylates and regulates a variety of downstream molecules that maintains the balance between the consumption and generation of cellular energy.