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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056373/jte-852-a-novel-spleen-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-blocks-immunoglobulin-g-mediated-cellular-responses-and-autoimmune-reactions-in-vivo
#1
Toshinobu Kato, Takeshi Ohta, Hidenori Iwasaki, Hatsue Kobayashi, Akira Matsuo, Takahiro Hata, Mutsuyoshi Matsushita
AIMS: Immune and inflammatory responses mediated by immunoglobulin (Ig) G are largely responsible for the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) plays a pivotal role in the IgG-mediated responses; therefore, Syk has emerged as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory actions of JTE-852, a novel Syk inhibitor, on IgG-mediated cellular responses and autoimmune reactions in vivo. MAIN METHODS: We examined mediator secretion from human monocytes...
October 19, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054455/dadle-enhances-viability-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-human-mscs-subjected-to-serum-free-apoptotic-condition-in-part-via-the-dor-pi3k-akt-pathway
#2
L Vinod Kumar Reddy, Dwaipayan Sen
AIM: Nutritional deprivation and inflammation-rich zones are the major causative reasons for poor survivability of transplanted mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Therefore in the present study, we demonstrated the cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of activated delta (δ)-opioid receptor (DOR) with synthetic peptide [D-Ala(2), D-Leu(5)]-enkephalin (DADLE) treatment on human MSCs cultured in serum-starved condition. MAIN METHODS: Cell viability was measured using MTT and Annexin V/PI assays...
October 19, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055802/gefitinib-and-pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-decrease-viral-replication-and-cytokine-production-in-dengue-virus-infected-human-monocyte-cultures
#3
Anyelo Duran, Nereida Valero, Jesús Mosquera, Edgard Fuenmayor, Melchor Alvarez-Mon
AIMS: The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and nucleotide-binding and oligomerization-domain containing 2 (NOD2) are important in cancer and in microbial recognition, respectively. These molecules trigger intracellular signaling pathways inducing the expression of inflammatory genes by NF-kB translocation. Gefitinib (GBTC) and pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) are capable of inhibiting EGFR/NOD2 and NF-kB, respectively. In earlier stages of dengue virus (DENV) infection, monocytes are capable of sustaining viral replication and increasing cytokine production, suggesting that monocyte/macrophages play an important role in early DENV replication...
October 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055801/hormone-induced-rat-model-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Azita Zadeh-Vakili, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani
Despite polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) being one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting reproductive-aged women, the etiopathogenesis and mechanisms of this syndrome remain unclear. Considering the ethical limitations in human studies, animal models that reflect many features of PCOS are crucial resources to investigate this syndrome. We aimed to introduce the most suitable rat model of PCOS that closely mimics the endocrine, ovarian and metabolic disturbances of human PCOS phenotype, while maintaining normal reproductive system morphology in adulthood, in order to further more detailed investigations about PCOS...
October 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055800/anti-diabetic-potential-of-peptides-future-prospects-as-therapeutic-agents
#5
REVIEW
Marya, Haroon Khan, Seyed Mohammad Nabvi, Solomon Habtemariam
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which the glucose level in blood exceeds beyond the normal level and its effective control is recognized as a global challenge for clinician. Persistent hyperglycemia leads to diabetes late complication and obviously account for a large number of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Numerous therapeutic options are available for the treatment of diabetes including insulin for type I and oral tablets for type II, but its effective management is still a dream. Several options are under investigation in various research laboratories for efficacious and safer agents...
October 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054454/senescent-hepatocyte-secretion-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-is-regulated-by-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#6
Jinfeng Zang, Min Sha, Chi Zhang, Jun Ye, Kezhi Zhang, Junye Gao
AIMS: Cellular senescence and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in liver diseases. The source and regulating factors of MMPs in senescent hepatocytes are not known. We investigated whether senescent hepatocytes secreted MMPs and if this was regulated by nuclear factor (NF)-κB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The TGF-α transgenic mouse hepatocyte line AML12 was treated with H2O2 to induce senescence. NF-κB signaling was examined by Western blotting and luciferase reporter assays...
October 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054453/disruption-of-dopamine-d1-d2-receptor-complex-is-involved-in-the-function-of-haloperidol-in-cardiac-h9c2-cells
#7
L Lencesova, I Szadvari, P Babula, J Kubickova, B Chovancova, K Lopusna, I Rezuchova, Z Novakova, O Krizanova, M Novakova
AIMS: Haloperidol is an antipsychotic agent and acts as dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) antagonist, as a prototypical ligand of sigma1 receptors (Sig1R) and it increases expression of type 1 IP3 receptors (IP3R1). However, precise mechanism of haloperidol action on cardiomyocytes through dopaminergic signaling was not described yet. This study investigated a role of dopamine receptors in haloperidol-induced increase in IP3R1 and Sig1R, and compared physiological effect of melperone and haloperidol on basic heart parameters in rats...
October 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054452/mechanism-of-aquaporin-4-aqp-4-up-regulation-in-rat-cerebral-edema-under-hypobaric-hypoxia-and-the-preventative-effect-of-puerarin
#8
Chi Wang, Muyang Yan, Hui Jiang, Qi Wang, Shang He, Jingwen Chen, Chengbin Wang
AIM: We aim to investigate the mechanism of aquaporin 4 (AQP 4) up-regulation during high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) in rats under hypobaric hypoxia and preventative effect of puerarin. METHODS: Rats were exposed to a hypobaric chamber with or without the preventative treatment of puerarin or dexamethasone. Morriz water maze was used to evaluate the spatial memory injury. HE staining and W/D ratio were used to evaluate edema injury. Rat astrocytes and microglia were co-cultured under the condition of hypoxia with the administration of p38 inhibitor, NF-κB inhibitor or puerarin...
October 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054451/phenolic-alkaloid-oleracein-e-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-neurotoxicity-in-alcl3-treated-mice
#9
Lingyu Li, Yanni Jiao, Tianyun Jin, Hongxiang Sun, Shaoqiang Li, Cuirong Jin, Shuiyao Hu, Jianbo Ji, Lan Xiang
AIMS: Chelation therapy and antioxidant supplements have been demonstrated to be useful in ameliorating aluminum (Al) induced neurotoxicity. Oleracein E (OE) is a phenolic antioxidant alkaloid which possesses a rare tetrahydroisoquinoline/pyrrolidone tricyclic skeleton and a catechol moiety. The aim of this study was to investigate whether OE can chelate with Al and alleviate AlCl3-induced oxidative stress and neurotoxicity. MAIN METHODS: Kunming mice were administered AlCl3 (40mg/kg/d, i...
October 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037842/puerarin-inhibits-expression-of-tissue-factor-induced-by-oxidative-low-density-lipoprotein-through-activating-the-pi3k-akt-enos-pathway-and-inhibiting-activation-of-erk1-2-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#10
Hue-Fei Deng, Xiao-Li Wang, Hui Sun, Xian-Zhong Xiao
AIMS: The present study aimed to investigate whether puerarin regulated tissue factor (TF) expression induced by oxidative low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis, and its mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: TF expression at the mRNA level was determined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and its expression at the protein level, as well as other target proteins, was assessed by western blotting. Nitric oxide (NO) production was measured by a nitrate reduction method...
October 13, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032242/combination-of-vitamin-b12-active-forms-improved-fetal-growth-in-wistar-rats-through-up-regulation-of-placental-mir-16-and-mir-21-levels
#11
Tejas Shah, Sanjay Mishra, Amol More, Suhas Otiv, Kishori Apte, Kalpana Joshi
Aim Epidemiological studies have indicated importance of folate and vitamin (B12) during pregnancy. Also available evidence on efficacy of B12 forms viz. Cyanocobalamin (Cbl), Methylcobalamin (MeCbl), Adenosylcobalamin (AdCbl) and Hydroxycobalamin (HCbl) in preventing or treating cobalamin deficiency is limited. The present study examines the effect of various B12 forms in combination with folate during pregnancy and their effect on gestational outcomes. MAIN METHOD: In the present study, we examined the effect of various vitamin B12 forms in presence of recommended folate (RFol: 400μg/day) and high folate (HFol: 5mg/day) on gestational outcomes in female Wistar rats...
October 12, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032116/mechanisms-of-action-for-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-blockers-in-storage-symptoms-with-new-insights-into-the-micturition-reflex
#12
REVIEW
Tsuyoshi Hattori, Kimio Sugaya
Elderly patients suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are widely prescribed α1-adrenoceptor blockers (α1-blockers) to improve voiding and storage symptoms. The mechanism of action for improvements in voiding symptoms is well understood; tonus of the urethra and prostate are decreased and urinary flow rate is increased by α1-blockers. However, the mechanisms underlying storage symptoms have remained unclear, although detrusor hyperactivity has been identified as a significant factor...
October 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032115/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-impairs-nitric-oxide-contributing-to-angiotensin-ii-induced-cavernosal-dysfunction
#13
Kenia P Nunes, Gisele F Bomfim, Haroldo A Toque, Theodora Szasz, R Clinton Webb
AIM: Angiotensin II (AngII), a corpus cavernosum (CC) constrictor peptide, modulates Toll like receptor (TLR) expression, a key element of the innate immune system, contributing to impaired vascular function in pathological conditions. However, it is unknown whether TLR4 is involved in AngII-induced erectile dysfunction. In this study, we investigated whether TLR4 plays a role in cavernosal dysfunction caused by AngII upregulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cavernosal smooth muscle cells (CSMC) from C57/BL6 mice were treated with AngII (0...
October 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032114/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-reduces-the-proliferation-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-cells-via-regulation-of-focal-adhesions
#14
Burcu Erbaykent Tepedelen, Elif Soya, Mehmet Korkmaz
AIMS: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common urological disease that is characterized by the excessive growth of prostatic epithelial and stromal cells. Pharmacological therapy for BPH has limited use due to the many side effects so there is a need for new agents including natural compounds such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This study was undertaken to assess the role of EGCG, suppressing the formation of BPH by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, in cytoskeleton organization and ECM interactions via focal adhesions...
October 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030089/knockdown-of-hif-1%C3%AE-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-outer-root-sheath-cells-exposed-to-hypoxia-in-vitro-an-involvement-of-shh-pathway
#15
Haihua Zhang, Weixiao Nan, Xingchao Song, Shiyong Wang, Huazhe Si, Guangyu Li
AIMS: Outer root sheath (ORS) is a highly proliferative component of a hair follicle. This study is performed to investigate whether hypoxia-induced elevation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α, a transcriptional activator, contributes to the outgrowth of ORS cells in vitro. MAIN METHODS: Hair follicles with intact ORS collected from 4-month old male American minks were cultured in normoxic or hypoxic condition (3% oxygen) for 7days. Primary ORS cells isolated from the mink hair follicles were exposed to hypoxia for 12, 24 or 48h, and their proliferation was analyzed with immunofluorescence assay using anti-proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) antibody...
October 10, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030088/effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-isolated-skeletal-muscle-contractile-properties-after-an-acute-bout-of-aerobic-exercise
#16
Paulo R Jannig, Christiano R R Alves, Vanessa A Voltarelli, Luiz H M Bozi, Janaína S Vieira, Patricia C Brum, Luiz R G Bechara
AIMS: The current study tested the hypotheses that 1) an acute bout of aerobic exercise impairs isolated skeletal muscle contractile properties and 2) N-acetylcysteine (a thiol antioxidant; NAC) administration can restore the impaired muscle contractility after exercise. MAIN METHODS: At rest or immediately after an acute bout of aerobic exercise, extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles from male Wistar rats were harvested for ex vivo skeletal muscle contraction experiments...
October 10, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030087/current-insights-on-the-role-of-iron-and-copper-dyshomeostasis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-bilirubin-neurotoxicity
#17
REVIEW
Alena Viktorinova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993146/exercise-training-reverses-the-negative-effects-of-chronic-l-arginine-supplementation-on-insulin-sensitivity
#18
Rafael Barrera Salgueiro, Frederico Gerlinger-Romero, Lucas Guimarães-Ferreira, Thais de Castro Barbosa, Maria Tereza Nunes
L-Arginine has emerged as an important supplement for athletes and non-athletes in order to improve performance. Arginine has been extensively used as substrate for nitric oxide synthesis, leading to increased vasodilatation and hormonal secretion. However, the chronic consumption of arginine has been shown to impair insulin sensitivity. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate whether chronic arginine supplementation associated with exercise training would have a beneficial impact on insulin sensitivity...
October 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993145/an-inhibitory-mechanism-of-action-of-a-novel-syringic-acid-derivative-on-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-msh-induced-melanogenesis
#19
Yoon Ju Jeong, Jae-Young Lee, Jino Park, Soo Nam Park
AIMS: To report the effects of a novel syringic-acid derivative, (R)-ethyl-2-acetamido-3-(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzoylthio)propanoate (EABTO), on melanin synthesis and to identify its mechanism of action in B16F1 melanoma cells. METHODS: The effects of EABTO on melanin synthesis in B16F1 cells and human epidermal melanocytes and the influence on cell-free tyrosinase activity were evaluated. EABTO-induced cellular signaling cascades were studied by western blotting...
October 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993144/microrna-139-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-osteosarcoma-cells-via-targeting-forkhead-box-p2
#20
Chunan Zhong, Jijun Liu, Yuzhe Zhang, Jianping Luo, Jia Zheng
AIMS: Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary bone malignancy that affects adolescents. Although great attention has been paid to the diagnosis of and therapy for OS, the 5-year survival rate of patients with this disease remains poor. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs involved in pathogenesis and progression of human malignancies. MiR-139 has been implicated in several human cancers. However, the role played by miR-139 in pathogenesis of human OS has remained largely unknown. MAIN METHODS: Realtime PCR was used to detect the expression of miR-139...
October 6, 2017: Life Sciences
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