Articles by Nicole Hannemann in JoVE
Mechanism of Regulation of Adipocyte Numbers in Adult Organisms Through Differentiation and Apoptosis Homeostasis Aline Bozec1,2, Nicole Hannemann1,2 1Department of Medicine 3, Rheumatology and Immunology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, 2Nikolaus Fiebiger Center of Molecular Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Adipose tissue (AT) can influence whole body homeostasis, therefore understanding the molecular mechanisms of adipocyte differentiation and function is of importance. We provide a protocol for gaining new insights into these processes by analyzing adipocyte homeostasis, differentiation and hypoxia exposure as a model for induced adipocyte apoptosis.
Other articles by Nicole Hannemann on PubMed
Microbiota from Obese Mice Regulate Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation by Altering the Bone Niche Cell Metabolism. Nov, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 26387866 The effect of metabolic stress on the bone marrow microenvironment is poorly defined. We show that high-fat diet (HFD) decreased long-term Lin(-)Sca-1(+)c-Kit(+) (LSK) stem cells and shifted lymphoid to myeloid cell differentiation. Bone marrow niche function was impaired after HFD as shown by poor reconstitution of hematopoietic stem cells. HFD led to robust activation of PPARγ2, which impaired osteoblastogenesis while enhancing bone marrow adipogenesis. At the same time, expression of genes such as Jag-1, SDF-1, and IL-7 forming the bone marrow niche was highly suppressed after HFD. Moreover, structural changes of microbiota were associated to HFD-induced bone marrow changes. Antibiotic treatment partially rescued HFD-mediated effects on the bone marrow niche, while transplantation of stools from HFD mice could transfer the effect to normal mice. These findings show that metabolic stress affects the bone marrow niche by alterations of gut microbiota and osteoblast-adipocyte homeostasis.
Inhibition of Osteoarthritis by Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells Overexpressing Fra-1 in Mice Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.). Jan, 2016 | Pubmed ID: 26361381 To determine whether overexpression of the activator protein 1 (AP-1) transcription factor Fra-1 in adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs) is an effective treatment of collagenase-induced osteoarthritis (OA).