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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434118/hyperoside-inhibits-the-effects-induced-by-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-oxldl-lox-1-erk-pathway
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Zhengyu Zhang, Dongdong Zhang, Baoling Du, Zhiqiang Chen
Hyperoside is a major active constituent in many medicinal plants traditionally used in Chinese medicines for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and vascular protective effects. Recent studies have focused on the protective effects of hyperoside on hyperlipidemia. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects are unknown. In this study, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were treated in vitro with oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in the presence or absence of hyperoside. Western blotting, quantitative PCR, and tetrazolium assay were used to detect lectin-like oxLDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) expression and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) activation, and to determine VSMCs viability...
April 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432557/proteomic-analysis-of-mitochondrial-proteins-in-the-guinea-pig-heart-following-long-term-normobaric-hyperoxia
#2
Lucia Lichardusova, Zuzana Tatarkova, Andrea Calkovska, Daniela Mokra, Ivan Engler, Peter Racay, Jan Lehotsky, Peter Kaplan
Normobaric hyperoxia is applied for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases and clinical conditions related to ischemia or hypoxia, but it can increase the risk of tissue damage and its efficiency is controversial. In the present study, we analyzed cardiac mitochondrial proteome derived from guinea pigs after 60 h exposure to 100% molecular oxygen (NBO) or O2 enriched with oxygen cation (NBO+). Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis followed by MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometry identified twenty-two different proteins (among them ten nonmitochondrial) that were overexpressed in NBO and/or NBO+ group...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432556/enzymes-that-hydrolyze-adenine-nucleotides-in-a-model-of-hypercholesterolemia-induced-by-triton-wr-1339-protective-effects-of-%C3%AE-caryophyllene
#3
Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Pedro H Doleski, Daniela B R Leal, Lenita M Stefani, Aline A Boligon, Silvia G Monteiro
Purinergic system has been proven to play a critical role in the inflammatory process and to represent an important therapeutic target to improve the immune response during hypercholesterolemia. β-caryophyllene, a phytocannabinoid compound, has a powerful hypolipidemic and anti-inflammatory actions. However, the effects of β-caryophyllene on seric enzymes of purinergic system have not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether β-caryophyllene is able to ameliorate the seric activities of NTPDase and adenosine deaminase (ADA) in a model of hypercholesterolemia induced by Triton WR-1339...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432555/rotundarpene-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-activation-of-the-akt-mtor-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-and-the-jnk-and-p38-associated-with-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#4
Arum Kim, Yoon Jeong Nam, Yong Kyoo Shin, Min Sung Lee, Dong Suep Sohn, Chung Soo Lee
Ilex Rotunda Thunb has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In human keratinocytes, we investigated the effect of rotundarpene (4-caffeoyl-3-methyl-but-2-ene-1,4-diol) on the TNF-α-stimulated production of inflammatory mediators in relation to the Akt, mTOR, and NF-κB pathways, and the JNK and p38-MAPK. Rotundarpene, Akt inhibitor, Bay 11-7085, rapamycin, and N-acetylcysteine inhibited the TNF-α-stimulated production of cytokines and chemokines, increase in the levels of p-Akt and mTOR, activation of NF-κB, and production of reactive oxygen species in keratinocytes...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432554/epigallocatechin-gallate-protects-beas-2b-cells-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-apoptosis-through-upregulation-of-gastrin-releasing-peptide
#5
Peethambaran Divya, Bijesh Puthusseri, Denny Joseph Kollareth Manual, Mohammed Azharuddin Savanur
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) plays a major role in the development and maintenance of lung epithelial cells by promoting cell division, whereas its suppression causes growth arrest and apoptosis. The present study shows that human bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), an endotoxin from gram-negative bacteria, downregulated GRP expression and induced apoptosis via upregulation of p53 and active caspase-3, signifying the importance of GRP in lung epithelial cell survival...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432553/cardiolipin-deficiency-causes-triacylglycerol-accumulation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#6
Pradeep Kumar Yadav, Ram Rajasekharan
In yeast, the synthesis of cardiolipin (CL) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) occurs mainly in mitochondria. CL and PE have overlapping functions, and they are required for mitochondrial function. PE is physiologically linked with triacylglycerol (TAG) metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, involving an acyl-CoA-independent pathway through the phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase activity of the Lro1 protein. There is no report on the physiological link between CL and TAG metabolism. Here we report a metabolic link between CL and TAG accumulation in the S...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432552/subchronic-nandrolone-administration-reduces-cardiac-oxidative-markers-during-restraint-stress-by-modulating-protein-expression-patterns
#7
Barbara Pergolizzi, Vitina Carriero, Giuliana Abbadessa, Claudia Penna, Paola Berchialla, Silvia De Francia, Enrico Bracco, Silvia Racca
Nandrolone decanoate (ND), an anabolic-androgenic steroid prohibited in collegiate and professional sports, is associated with detrimental cardiovascular effects through redox-dependent mechanisms. We previously observed that high-dose short-term ND administration (15 mg/kg for 2 weeks) did not induce left heart ventricular hypertrophy and, paradoxically, improved postischemic response, whereas chronic ND treatment (5 mg/kg twice a week for 10 weeks) significantly reduced the cardioprotective effect of postconditioning, with an increase in infarct size and a decrease in cardiac performance...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432551/partial-p53-dependence-of-anisomycin-induced-apoptosis-in-pc12-cells
#8
R Schipp, J Varga, J Bátor, M Vecsernyés, Z Árvai, M Pap, József Szeberényi
The bacterial antibiotic anisomycin is known to induce apoptosis by activating several mitogen-activated protein kinases and by inhibiting protein synthesis. In this study, the influence of p53 protein on the apoptosis-inducing effect of anisomycin was investigated. The effect of protein synthesis-inhibiting concentration of anisomycin on apoptotic events was analyzed using Western blot, DNA fragmentation, and cell viability assays in wild-type PC12 and in mutant p53 protein expressing p143p53PC12 cells. Anisomycin stimulated the main apoptotic pathways in both cell lines, but p143p53PC12 cells showed lower sensitivity to the drug than their wild-type counterparts...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432550/estradiol-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-renal-failure-through-nmda-receptor-antagonism-in-rats
#9
Amrit Pal Singh, Nirmal Singh, Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi
In the present study, we investigated possible involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) in estradiol mediated protection against ischemia reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute renal failure (ARF) in rats. Bilateral renal ischemia of 40 min followed by reperfusion for 24 h induced ARF in male wistar rats. Quantification of serum creatinine, creatinine clearance (CrCl), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid, potassium, fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa), and urinary microproteins was done to assess I/R-induced renal damage in rats...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405849/hypomethylation-agent-decitabine-restores-drug-sensitivity-by-depressing-p-glycoprotein-activity-through-mapk-signaling-pathway
#10
Huihan Wang, Xiaobin Wang, Aijun Liao, Zhuogang Liu
The multidrug resistance (MDR) continues to be an obstacle in the treatment of both hematological and solid tumors. Hypomethylation agent, decitabine (5-Aza-dC), is an experimental agent in MDR therapy, while the mechanism is not very clear. In the present study, we demonstrated 5-Aza-dC may reverse MDR induced by P-glycoprotein (P-gp) coded by mdr1 gene in both hematologic K562/ADR cells and solid tumor MCF-7/ADR cells with time and dose-dependent manner. 5-Aza-dC significantly increased drug sensitivity in patients' leukemic cells which had higher expression of mdr1 gene...
April 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397014/geraniol-attenuates-4nqo-induced-tongue-carcinogenesis-through-downregulating-the-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-rats
#11
Arumugam Madankumar, Sasivarnam Tamilarasi, Thandavamoorthy Premkumar, Mani Gopikrishnan, Natesh Nagabhishek, Thiruvengadam Devaki
Geraniol, an acyclic monoterpene found in lemon grass and aromatic herb oil, has been shown to exert antitumor and antioxidant activities against various cancer types. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential chemoprotective role of geraniol against 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4NQO)-induced oral carcinogenesis in male Wistar rats and furthermore to study anti-inflammatory mechanisms of action through possible NF-κB signaling. 4NQO was administered to rats at the dose of 50 ppm through drinking water to induce tongue cancer in 20 weeks...
April 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397013/modulatory-efficacy-of-dieckol-on-xenobiotic-metabolizing-enzymes-cell-proliferation-apoptosis-invasion-and-angiogenesis-during-ndea-induced-rat-hepatocarcinogenesis
#12
Velayutham Sadeeshkumar, Arul Duraikannu, Samuthrapandian Ravichandran, Paulrasu Kodisundaram, Wilson Sylvester Fredrick, Rajagopal Gobalakrishnan
Dieckol (DEK) is a major polyphenol of marine brown seaweed Ecklonia cava which is a potential candidate for cancer therapy. However, the underlying mechanism of DEK as an anticancer drug remains to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated the molecular mechanisms involved in the chemopreventive efficacy of DEK in N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)-induced hepatocarcinogenesis rats by analyzing markers of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes (XMEs), apoptosis, invasion, and angiogenesis. Rats administered NDEA developed hepatocarcinogenesis that displayed apoptosis avoidance coupled to upregulation of pro-inflammatory, invasion, and angiogenesis markers...
April 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397012/live-kinase-b1-maintains-cd34-cd38-aml-cell-proliferation-and-self-renewal
#13
Huihan Wang, Xiaobin Wang, Na Xin, Lin Qi, Aijun Liao, Wei Yang, Zhuogang Liu, Chenghai Zhao
Live kinase B1 (LKB1) has been recognized as a tumor suppressor in many human cancers; however, LKB1 maintains self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). The existence of leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is responsible for drug resistance and leukemia relapse. In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), CD34(+)CD38(-) fraction is the most enriched compartment for LSCs. We found that LKB1 was upregulated in CD34(+)CD38(-) AML cells. LKB1 downregulation suppressed the long-term proliferation of CD34(+)CD38(-) AML cells, induced CD34(+)CD38(-) AML cells into G2/M phase, and enhanced the sensitivity of CD34(+)CD38(-) AML cells to chemotherapy...
April 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391553/effect-of-a-bradykinin-potentiating-factor-isolated-from-scorpion-venom-leiurus-quinquestriatus-on-some-blood-indices-and-lipid-profile-in-irradiated-rats
#14
Muhammad M A Salman, Ahmed M Kotb, Mohie A M Haridy, Klaus Golka, Seddik Hammad
Bradykinin appears to be an important regulator of cardiovascular function. It is also being increasingly noted as a participant in actions of drugs that affect the liver, kidney, and circulation. In our previous studies, bradykinin-potentiating factor (BPF) isolated from scorpion venom (Leiurus quinquestriatus) has been shown to be protective against hepato- and nephrotoxicity as well as healing skin burns by reducing oxidative stress in hyperglycemic conditions. Therefore, we aim to evaluate the ability of BPF in treating irradiated rats...
April 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391552/effect-of-empagliflozin-on-cardiac-biomarkers-in-a-zebrafish-model-of-heart-failure-clues-to-the-empa-reg-outcome-trial
#15
Xingjuan Shi, Subodh Verma, Junghwa Yun, Koroboshka Brand-Arzamendi, Krishna K Singh, Xiangdong Liu, Ankit Garg, Adrian Quan, Xiao-Yan Wen
The sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor empagliflozin was recently reported to reduce heart failure-associated hospitalizations and cardiovascular mortality amongst individuals with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk. We sought to elucidate the underlying mechanism(s) for these protective effects using a validated zebrafish heart failure model to evaluate the impact of empagliflozin on the expression of biomarkers of heart failure and mortality. We used aristolochic acid (AA) to induce heart failure in developing cmlc2::GFP transgenic zebrafish embryos and monitored BNP signaling in nppb::Luc transgenic zebrafish with a luciferase reporter assay...
April 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386846/different-effects-of-neuropeptide-y-on-proliferation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-regulation-of-geminin
#16
Zhou-Qin Jiang, You-Li Zhou, Xia Chen, Lin-Yu Li, Shi-Yu Liang, Shu Lin, Mao-Qin Shu
The proliferation-promoting effect of neuropeptide Y (NPY) always functions in low-serum-cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and the phenotypic switch of VSMCs is regulated by concentrations of serum. Whether the property of the NPY proliferative effect in VSMCs relies on phenotype of VSMCs is unclear. We aimed to explore the role of NPY on proliferation of different VSMC phenotypes in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. By stimulating A10 cells with 200 nM NPY in 0.5 or 10% serum, 3H-thymidine and 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) and CCK8 measurements were used to detect VSMC proliferation...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386845/sub-physiological-oxygen-levels-optimal-for-growth-and-survival-of-human-atrial-cardiac-stem-cells
#17
Deepthi Sreerengam RajendranNair, Jayakumar Karunakaran, Renuka R Nair
Cardiac stem cells reside in niches where the oxygen levels are close to 3%. For cytotherapy, cells are conventionally expanded in ambient oxygen (21% O2) which represents hyperoxia compared to the oxygen tension of niches. Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) are then transplanted to host tissue with lower-O2 levels. The high-O2 gradient can reduce the efficacy of cultured cells. Based on the assumption that minimizing injury due to O2 gradients will enhance the yield of functionally efficient cells, CDCs were cultured in 3% O2 and compared with cells maintained in ambient O2...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386844/toll-like-receptor-4-mediates-vascular-remodeling-in-hyperhomocysteinemia
#18
REVIEW
Anastasia Familtseva, Nevena Jeremic, George H Kunkel, Suresh C Tyagi
Although hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is known to promote downstream pro-inflammatory cytokine elevation, the precise mechanism is still unknown. One of the possible receptors that could have significant attention in the field of hypertension is toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4). TLR-4 is a cellular membrane protein that is ubiquitously expressed in all cell types of the vasculature. Its mutation can attenuate the effects of HHcy-mediated vascular inflammation and mitochondria- dependent cell death that suppresses hypertension...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386843/differential-expression-of-ap-1-transcription-factors-in-human-prostate-lncap-and-pc-3-cells-role-of-fra-1-in-transition-to-crpc-status
#19
K Kavya, M Naveen Kumar, Rajeshwari H Patil, Shubha M Hegde, K M Kiran Kumar, Rashmi Nagesh, R L Babu, Govindarajan T Ramesh, S Chidananda Sharma
Androgen receptor (AR) signaling axis plays a vital role in the development of prostate and critical in the progression of prostate cancer. Androgen withdrawal initially regresses tumors but eventually develops into aggressive castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Activator Protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factors are most likely to be associated with malignant transformation in prostate cancer. Hence, to determine the implication of AR and AP-1 in promoting the transition of prostate cancer to the androgen-independent state, we used AR-positive LNCaP and AR-negative PC-3 cells as an in vitro model system...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386842/vitamin-k2-inhibits-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-calcification-by-restoring-the-gas6-axl-akt-anti-apoptotic-pathway
#20
Cuiting Qiu, Haijun Zheng, Huiren Tao, Wenjun Yu, Xiaoyu Jiang, Aiqin Li, Hui Jin, Anlin Lv, Huan Li
Vascular calcification is associated with cardiovascular disease as a complication of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease. Vitamin K2 (VK2) delays vascular calcification by an unclear mechanism. Moreover, apoptosis modulates vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) calcification. This paper aimed to study VK2-modified VSMC calcification and survival cell signaling mediated by growth arrest-specific gene 6 (Gas6) and its tyrosine kinase receptor Axl. Primary-cultured VSMCs were dose-dependently treated with VK2 in the presence of calcification medium for 8 days, or pre-treated for 1 h with/without the Axl inhibitor R428 (2 μmol/L) or the caspase inhibitor Z-VAD-fmk (20 μmol/L) followed by treatment with VK2 (10 μmol/L) or rmGas6 (200 nmol/L) in calcification medium for 8 days...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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