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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923621/transcriptomic-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiles-of-stomach-carcinoma-reveal-abnormal-expression-of-mitotic-components
#1
Hongfei Tong, Jisheng Wang, Hui Chen, Zhaohong Wang, Henwei Fan, Zhonglin Ni
AIMS: In order to explore the etiology of gastric cancer on global gene expression level, we developed advanced bioinformatic analysis to investigate the variations of global gene expression and the interactions among them. MAIN METHODS: We downloaded the dataset GSE63288 from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database which included 22 human gastric cancer and 22 healthy control samples. We identified the differential expression genes, and explored the Gene ontology (GO) and pathways of the differentially expressed genes...
December 3, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919825/gene-expression-of-t3-regulated-genes-in-a-mouse-model-of-the-human-thyroid-hormone-resistance
#2
L A Santiago, L C Faustino, G F Pereira, G E Imperio, C C Pazos-Moura, F E Wondisford, F F Bloise, T M Ortiga-Carvalho
AIMS: To understand how thyroid hormone (TH) regulates tissue-specific gene expression in patients with the syndrome of resistance to TH (RTHβ), we used a mouse model that replicates the human RTHβ, specifically the ∆337T mutation in the thyroid hormone receptor β (THRβ). MAIN METHODS: We investigated the expression of key TH target genes in the pituitary and liver of TRβ(∆337T) and wild type THRβ mice by qPCR before and after a T3 suppression test consisting of the administration of increasing concentrations of T3 to hypothyroid mice...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919824/melatonin-s-role-as-a-co-adjuvant-treatment-in-colonic-diseases-a-review
#3
REVIEW
Eduardo Esteban-Zubero, Laura López-Pingarrón, Moisés Alejandro Alatorre-Jiménez, Purificación Ochoa-Moneo, Celia Buisac-Ramón, Miguel Rivas-Jiménez, Silvia Castán-Ruiz, Ángel Antoñanzas-Lombarte, Dun-Xian Tan, José Joaquín García, Russel J Reiter
Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland as well as many other organs, including the enterochromaffin cells of the digestive mucosa. Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that resists oxidative stress due to its capacity to directly scavenge reactive species, to modulate the antioxidant defense system by increasing the activities of antioxidant enzymes, and to stimulate the innate immune response through its direct and indirect actions. In addition, the dysregulation of the circadian system is observed to be related with alterations in colonic motility and cell disruptions due to the modifications of clock genes expression...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919823/nerve-growth-factor-carbon-nanotube-complex-exerts-prolonged-protective-effects-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#4
Parichehr Hassanzadeh, Elham Arbabi, Fatemeh Atyabi, Rassoul Dinarvand
AIMS: The therapeutic potential of nerve growth factor (NGF) against the neurological disorders may be negatively affected by its short half-life. Based on the superior properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for controlled drug delivery, we aimed to prepare CNT-NGF complex and evaluate its effect in an in vitro model of ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs)-NGF complex was prepared using amino-functionalized COOH-MWCNTs and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919822/astrocyte-contributes-to-pain-development-via-mmp2-jnk1-2-signaling-in-a-mouse-model-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#5
Guogang Tian, Xin Luo, Chaoliang Tang, Xiang Cheng, Sookja Kim Chung, Zhengyuan Xia, Chi Wai Cheung, Qulian Guo
BACKGROUND: The activation of spinal glial cells (astrocyte and microglia) is reported in patient with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). However, the roles of spinal glial activities in the pathophysiology of CRPS are unclear. Here, we explored the roles of spinal astrocyte and microglia and the molecular mechanisms underlying CRPS using a mouse model of chronic post-ischemia pain (CPIP). RESULTS: CPIP injury increased the level of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP, reactive astrocyte biomarker), but had no significant impact on ionized calcium binding adaptor molecule 1 (IBA1, reactive microglia biomarker), in the ipsilateral dorsal horn on post-injury day (PID) 3 when the pain threshold started to reduce significantly...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919821/specific-micrornas-comparisons-in-hypoxia-and-morphine-preconditioning-against-hypoxia-reoxgenation-injury-with-and-without-heart-failure
#6
Hai-Juan Zhu, Zheng-Yi Han, Shu-Fang He, Shi-Yun Jin, Shi-Jin Xu, Xiang-Dong Fang, Ye Zhang
AIMS: Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury is an inevitable event arising during the cardiovascular diseases development and the process of potent surgical treatments. microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators of multiple cell processes including I/R injury. The present study aims to quantify miRNA alterations and regulated genes upon hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) injury in a rat heart failure model comparing with normal cardiomyocytes. MAIN METHODS: Chronic heart failure was established by injecting doxorubicin (2mg/kg/week) for 6weeks, then H/R was performed on primary cultured cardiomyocytes isolated from normal and failed heart...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919820/tnf-%C3%AE-and-cancer-cachexia-molecular-insights-and-clinical-implications
#7
REVIEW
Hetal J Patel, Bhoomika M Patel
Cancer cachexia characterized by a chronic wasting syndrome, involves skeletal muscle loss and adipose tissue loss and resistance to conventional nutritional support. Cachexia is responsible for the reduction in quality and length of life of cancer patients. It also decreases the muscle strength of the patients. The pro-inflammatory and pro-cachectic factors produced by the tumor cells have important role in genesis of cachexia. A number of pro-inflammatory cytokines, like interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-6, tumor necrosis factor- alpha (TNF-α) may have important role in the pathological mechanisms of cachexia in cancer...
December 2, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916734/azithromycin-ameliorates-airway-remodeling-via-inhibiting-airway-epithelium-apoptosis
#8
Yuanqi Liu, Yue Pu, Diandian Li, Liming Zhou, Lihong Wan
AIMS: Azithromycin can benefit treating allergic airway inflammation and remodeling. In the present study, we hypothesized that azithromycin alleviated airway epithelium injury through inhibiting airway epithelium apoptosis via down regulation of caspase-3 and Bax/Bcl2 ratio in vivo and in vitro. MAIN METHODS: Ovalbumin induced rat asthma model and TGF-β1-induced BEAS-2B cell apoptosis model were established, respectively. In vivo experiments, airway epithelium was stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE) and periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) to histologically evaluate the airway inflammation and remodeling...
December 1, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916733/sirt1-regulates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cd40-expression-in-renal-medullary-collecting-duct-cells-by-suppressing-the-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#9
Qin-Qin Lin, Yuan-Wen Geng, Zhong-Wei Jiang, Zhen-Jun Tian
AIMS: Recent evidence indicates that sirtuin1 (SIRT1), a NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase, exerts a protective effect against inflammatory kidney injury by suppressing pro-inflammatory cytokines production. The co-stimulatory molecule, CD40, is expressed in a variety of inflammatory diseases in the kidney. Here, we aimed to investigate the potential effect of SIRT1 on CD40 expression induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and to disclose the underlying mechanisms in renal inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) cells...
December 1, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916732/ghrelin-improves-vascular-autophagy-in-rats-with-vascular-calcification
#10
Mingming Xu, Lin Liu, Chenfang Song, Wei Chen, Shuyan Gui
BACKGROUNDS: This study aimed to investigate whether ghrelin ameliorated vascular calcification (VC) through improving autophagy. METHODS: VC model was induced by nicotine plus vitamin D3 in rats and β-glycerophosphate in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC). Calcium deposition was detected by von Kossa staining or alizarin red S staining. ALP activity was also detected. Western blot was used to assess the protein expression. RESULTS: Ghrelin treatment attenuated the elevation of calcium deposition and ALP activity in VC model both in vivo and in vitro...
December 1, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914922/negative-regulation-of-hepatic-fat-mass-and-obesity-associated-fto-gene-expression-by-insulin
#11
Tooru M Mizuno, Pei San Lew, Yanming Luo, Arnold Leckstrom
AIMS: To investigate the role of glucose and insulin in the regulation of hepatic fat mass and obesity associated (Fto) gene expression and the role of hepatic Fto in the regulation of gluconeogenic gene expression. MAIN METHODS: To determine the effect of hyperglycemia on hepatic Fto expression, levels of Fto mRNA in liver were compared between normoglycemic/normoinsulinemic, hypereglycemic/hyperinsulinemic, and hyperglycemic/hypoinsulinemic mice. To determine the direct effect of insulin on Fto expression, levels of Fto, glucose-6-phosphatase (G6pase), and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (Pepck) mRNA levels were compared between control and insulin-treated mouse liver tissues cultured ex vivo and immortalized mouse hepatocytes AML12...
November 30, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913103/ontogeny-aging-and-gender-related-changes-in-hepatic-multidrug-resistant-protein-genes-in-rats
#12
Qiong-Ni Zhu, Wei-Yu Hou, Shang-Fu Xu, Yuan-Fu Lu, Jie Liu
: Multidrug resistance proteins (Mrps) are efflux transporters playing important roles in endogenous substances and xenobiotics transport out of the liver. Children, elderly, gender and physio-pathological conditions could influence their expression and result in changes in drug disposition. AIM: This study was aimed to examine the development-, ageing-, and sex-dependent changes in Mrp1-4 and ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2 (Abcg2) gene expressions in livers of rats...
November 29, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894854/decreased-level-of-endogenous-ghrelin-is-involved-in-the-progression-of-lung-injury-induced-by-oleic-acid
#13
Zhijun Liu, Ting Yu, Haitao Yang, Xiuli Tian, Linlin Feng
AIMS: Acute lung injury (ALI) is associated with excessive mortality and lacks appropriate therapy. Ghrelin is a novel peptide that protects the lung against ALI. This study aimed to investigate the role of endogenous ghrelin in the pathogenesis of ALI. MAIN METHODS: We used a rat oleic acid (OA)-induced ALI model. Pulmonary impairment was detected by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining, lung mechanics, wet/dry weight ratio, and arterial blood gas analysis. Plasma and lung content of ghrelin was examined by ELISA, and mRNA expression of ghrelin was measured by quantitative real-time PCR...
November 25, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890776/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-alleviates-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-inhibits-upregulation-of-toll-like-receptors
#14
Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Zhenning Liu, Hongyu Zhao, Min Zhao
AIMS: To evaluate the detoxifying effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on paraquat (PQ)-induced acute lung injury in mice, and to explore the action mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Following administration of PQ, the mice received a low, a medium or a high dose of EGCG daily for three days. Histopathology of the lungs were examined by H&E staining. The levels of inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6, in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
November 24, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889560/microrna-let-7g-inhibited-hypoxia-induced-proliferation-of-pasmcs-via-g0-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-by-targeting-c-myc
#15
Wei-Fang Zhang, You-Wen Xiong, Tian-Tian Zhu, Ai-Zhen Xiong, Hui-Hui Bao, Xiao-Shu Cheng
AIMS: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a proliferative disorder characterized by enhanced proliferation and suppressed apoptosis of intrapulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells. Recently, network-based bioinformatics have identified let-7 family, a tumor suppressive microRNA, regulate multiple interacting targets relevant to PH. However, the role of let-7 in vascular homeostasis in PH remains unknown. Thus, we wanted to investigate the role of let-7 in hypoxia-induced PASMCs proliferation and the underlying mechanism in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH)...
November 23, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888116/hpv16-induces-a-wasting-syndrome-in-transgenic-mice-amelioration-by-dietary-polyphenols-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition
#16
Rui M Gil da Costa, Sofia Aragão, Magda Moutinho, Antonieta Alvarado, Diogo Carmo, Fátima Casaca, Sandra Silva, Joana Ribeiro, Hugo Sousa, Rita Ferreira, Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Maria João Pires, Bruno Colaço, Carlos Venâncio, Maria Manuel Oliveira, Margarida M S M Bastos, Carlos Lopes, Paula A Oliveira
Cancer patients often show a wasting syndrome for which there are little therapeutic options. Dietary polyphenols have been proposed for treating this syndrome, but their usefulness in cases associated with human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cancers is unknown. We characterized HPV16-transgenic mice as a model of cancer cachexia and tested the efficacy of long-term oral supplementation with polyphenols curcumin and rutin. Both compounds were orally administered to six weeks-old HPV16-transgenic mice showing characteristic multi-step skin carcinogenesis, for 24weeks...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888115/application-of-carbon-nanotubes-as-the-carriers-of-the-cannabinoid-2-arachidonoylglycerol-towards-a-novel-treatment-strategy-in-colitis
#17
Parichehr Hassanzadeh, Elham Arbabi, Fatemeh Atyabi, Rassoul Dinarvand
AIMS: Treatment of colitis has remained a major clinical challenge. The cannabinoid, 2-arachidonoyglycerol (2-AG), has shown beneficial effects in colitis, however, poor solubility or rapid hydrolysis may limit its efficiency. According to the high biocompatibility of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their ability for controlled drug delivery, we aimed to prepare multi-walled CNTs-2-AG (MWCNTs-2-AG) complex in order to improve the pharmacological profile of 2-AG and evaluate the therapeutic potential of this nanocomplex in a rat model of colitis...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888114/limonene-reduces-hyperalgesia-induced-by-gp120-and-cytokines-by-modulation-of-il-1-%C3%AE-and-protein-expression-in-spinal-cord-of-mice
#18
Ana Claudia Piccinelli, Priscila Neder Morato, Marcelo Dos Santos Barbosa, Julio Croda, Jared Sampson, Xiangpeng Kong, Elisabete Castelon Konkiewitza, Edward B Ziff, Jaime Amaya-Farfan, Cândida Aparecida Leite Kassuya
AIMS: We have investigated the antihyperalgesic effects of limonene in mice that received intrathecal injection of gp120. MAIN METHODS: Male Swiss mice received gp120, IL-1β or TNF-α intrathecally or sterile saline as a control. A mechanicalsensitivity test was performed at 2 and 3h after the injection. Spinal cord and blood samples were isolated for protein quantification. KEY FINDINGS: Intrathecal administration of gp120 increased mechanical sensitivity measured with an electronic Von Frey apparatus, at 2 and 3h after the injections...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888113/circadian-urinary-citrate-excretion-in-a-rat-model-of-exercise
#19
Paula Nuñez, Irene Diaz, Carmen Perillan, Juan Arguelles, Elena Diaz
AIMS: Circadian rhythms are the approximate 24h biological cycles that function to prepare an organism for daily environmental changes. Circadian rhythms unquestionably play critical roles in metabolic homeostasis and the exercise has emerged as a strong non-photic time cue or zeitgeber in animal models and humans. Numerous studies on the effects of exercise on the citrate synthase activity have been published. Citrate is used to assess energy production or expenditure because it is a substrate of the Krebs Cycle, a cycle for oxidative energy production...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888112/satellite-cell-activation-induced-by-aerobic-muscle-adaptation-in-response-to-endurance-exercise-in-humans-and-rodents
#20
REVIEW
Phablo Abreu, Sávio Victor Diógenes Mendes, Vânia Marilande Ceccatto, Sandro Massao Hirabara
Although the requirement of satellite cells activation and expansion following injury, mechanical load or growth stimulus provoked by resistance exercise has been well established, their function in response to aerobic exercise adaptation remains unclear. A clear relationship between satellite cell expansion in fiber-type specific myosin heavy chain and aerobic performance has been related, independent of myonuclear accretion or muscle growth. However, the trigger for this activation process is not fully understood yet and it seems to be a multi-faceted and well-orchestrated process...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
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