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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533191/mir-34a-knockout-attenuates-cognitive-deficits-in-app-ps1-mice-through-inhibition-of-the-amyloidogenic-processing-of-app
#1
Chongdong Jian, Mengru Lu, Zhao Zhang, Long Liu, Xianfeng Li, Fang Huang, Ning Xu, Lina Qin, Qian Zhang, Donghua Zou
The noncoding miRNA-34a (miR-34a) is involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathologenesis and shows potential for application as a biomarker for early diagnosis and intervention. Here, we established miR-34a knockout mice in an APP/PS1 background (APP/PS1-miR-34a KO mice) by crossbreeding miR-34a(-/-) mice with APP/PS1 mice. We then investigated cognitive impairment and related pathologies. The results showed that the level of miR-34a was increased at about 6months in APP/PS1 mice, consistent with the increase in amyloid β (Aβ), and cognitive function was significantly improved in mice when miR-34a was knocked out in 9-month-old and 12-month-old mice, indicating that miR-34a is a potential candidate for determining the progression of AD...
May 19, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528862/crocetin-restores-diabetic-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction-by-enhancing-no-bioavailability-via-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-enos-and-ros-pathways
#2
Wei Cao, Jinjin Cui, Shufeng Li, Donghui Zhang, Yibo Guo, Qiannan Li, Ying Luan, Xian Liu
AIMS: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) dysfunction underlies a critical risk factor in diabetic vascular complications due to function defect in restoring endothelium injury. Crocetin has attracted increasing attention in several vascular-related diseases. In present study, we aimed to explore the role of crocetin in diabetic EPC dysfunction. MAIN METHODS: EPCs were isolated from bone marrow in diabetic mice and identified using the fluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528861/mechanism-of-melatonin-protection-against-copper-ascorbate-induced-oxidative-damage-in-vitro-through-isothermal-titration-calorimetry
#3
Arnab K Ghosh, Shamreen Naaz, Bharati Bhattacharjee, Nirajan Ghosal, Aindrila Chattopadhyay, Souvik Roy, Russel J Reiter, Debasish Bandyopadhyay
AIMS: Involvement of oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases is well established. Melatonin's role as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger via its receptor dependent and receptor independent pathways is well known. The aim of this study is to identify and elaborate upon a third mechanism by which melatonin is able to abrogate oxidative stress. MAIN METHODS: Oxidative stress was induced in vitro, by copper (0.2mM)-ascorbate (1mM) in isolated goat heart mitochondria, cytosol and peroxisomes and they were co-incubated with graded doses of melatonin...
May 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527784/phrenic-and-hypoglossal-nerve-activity-during-respiratory-response-to-hypoxia-in-6-ohda-unilateral-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Kryspin Andrzejewski, Krystyna Budzińska, Katarzyna Kaczyńska
AIMS: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients apart from motor dysfunctions exhibit respiratory disturbances. Their mechanism is still unknown and requires investigation. Our research was designed to examine the activity of phrenic (PHR) and hypoglossal (HG) nerves activity during a hypoxic respiratory response in the 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) model of PD. MAIN METHODS: Male adult Wistar rats were injected unilaterally with 6-OHDA (20μg) or the vehicle into the right medial forebrain bundle (MFB)...
May 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527783/identification-of-novel-selective-p2y6-receptor-antagonists-by-high-throughput-screening-assay
#5
Masaaki Ito, Shin-Ichiro Egashira, Kazuki Yoshida, Tomoko Mineno, Kazuo Kumagai, Hirotatsu Kojima, Takayoshi Okabe, Tetsuo Nagano, Michio Ui, Isao Matsuoka
AIMS: The P2Y6 nucleotide receptor is widely involved in inflammatory responses, and is a promising molecular target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Although several P2Y6 receptor antagonists have been developed and evaluated thus far, none has successfully been developed into a therapeutic drug. In this study, we explored new promising compounds that inhibit the human P2Y6 receptor. MAIN METHODS: High-throughput screening (HTS) was used to study the effects of various compounds on human P2Y6 receptors expressed in 1321N1 human astrocytoma cells by monitoring intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) levels using an FDSS7000 real-time fluorescence detector...
May 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527782/protective-roles-of-bioactive-peptides-during-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Dongdong Wu, Jun Wang, Honggang Wang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a well-known pathological condition which may lead to disability and mortality. I/R injury remains an unresolved and complicated situation in a number of clinical conditions, such as cardiac arrest with successful reanimation, as well as ischemic events in brain and heart. Peptides have many attractive advantages which make them suitable candidate drugs in treating I/R injury, such as low toxicity and immunogenicity, good solubility property, distinct tissue distribution pattern, and favorable pharmacokinetic profile...
May 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522175/pharmacological-inhibition-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-or-genetic-deletion-reduces-diclofenac-induced-gastric-ulcers
#7
Sumanta Kumar Goswami, Amelia Ann Rand, Debin Wan, Jun Yang, Bora Inceoglu, Melany Thomas, Christophe Morisseau, Guang-Yu Yang, Bruce D Hammock
AIMS: This research was conducted to evaluate the hypothesis that gastric ulcers caused by the NSAID diclofenac sodium (DCF) can be prevented by the soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor TPPU. MAIN METHODS: Mice were administered a single dose of 10, 30 or 100mg/kg of DCF. Once an ulcerative dose of DCF was chosen, mice were pretreated with TPPU for 7days at 0.1mg/kg to evaluate anti-ulcer effects of the sEH inhibitor on anatomy, histopathology, pH, inflammatory markers and epithelial apoptosis of stomachs...
May 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506682/colorectal-cancer-inflammatory-bowel-disease-nexus-and-felony-of-escherichia-coli
#8
REVIEW
Abdul Arif Khan, Zakir Khan, Abdul Malik, Mohd Abul Kalam, Phillip Cash, Mohd Tashfeen Ashraf, Aws Alshamsan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a multifactorial etiology. Although the exact cause behind CRC is still elusive, recent studies have indicated microbial involvement in its etiology. Escherichia coli has emerged as an important factor in CRC development since the bacterium can cause changes in the gut that lead to cancerous transformation. A number of studies indicate that chronic inflammation induced by microorganisms, including E. coli, during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) predisposes an individual to CRC. The evidence that support the role of E...
May 12, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504115/protocatechuic-acid-inhibits-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-by-activating-erk1-2-pathway-and-down-regulating-hnf4%C3%AE-and-hnf1%C3%AE-in-vitro
#9
Xiao-Qing Dai, Wen-Tao Cai, Xiao Wu, Yong Chen, Feng-Mei Han
AIMS: Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is a phenolic compound found in many antiviral Chinese herbal medicines. HNF4α and HNF1α, the members of hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF) family, play an important regulatory role in the gene transcription of hepatitis B virus (HBV). Previous studies found that PCA inhibited HBV antigen secretion and HBV DNA replication in HepG2.2.15 cells, but its anti-HBV mechanism has not been fully understood. We aim to illustrate the anti-HBV mechanism of PCA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT was used to estimate cytotoxicity...
May 12, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504116/exercise-reverses-pain-related-weight-asymmetry-and-differentially-modulates-trabecular-bone-microarchitecture-in-a-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
#10
Jim Cormier, Katherine Cone, Janell Lanpher, Abigail Kinens, Terry Henderson, Lucy Liaw, Edward J Bilsky, Tamara King, Clifford J Rosen, Glenn W Stevenson
There is great interest in developing and utilizing non-pharmacological/non-invasive forms of therapy for osteoarthritis (OA) pain including exercise and other physical fitness regimens. AIMS: The present experiments determined the effects of prior wheel running on OA-induced weight asymmetry and trabecular bone microarchitecture. MAIN METHODS: Wheel running included 7 or 21days of prior voluntary access to wheels followed by OA induction, followed by 21days post-OA access to wheels...
May 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501483/reversal-of-bioenergetics-dysfunction-by-diphenyl-diselenide-is-critical-to-protection-against-the-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-failure
#11
Nélson R Carvalho, Cintia C Tassi, Fernando Dobraschinski, Guilherme P Amaral, Ana P Zemolin, Ronaldo M Golombieski, Cristiane L Dalla Corte, Jeferson L Franco, José L Mauriz, Javier González-Gallego, Félix A Soares
Physiopathological conditions such as acute liver failure (ALF) induced by acetaminophen (APAP) can often impair the mitochondrial bioenergetics. Diphenyl diselenide [(PhSe)2] has been shown protects against APAP-induced ALF. The present study aimed to clarify the signaling mechanism involved in the protection of bioenergetics dysfunction associated with ALF-induced by APAP overdose. Mice received APAP (600mg/kg) or (PhSe)2 (15.6mg/kg) alone, or APAP+(PhSe)2, all the solutions were administered by the intraperitoneal (i...
May 10, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501482/ciproxifan-improves-cholinergic-transmission-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-oxidative-stress-but-does-not-reduce-amyloid-level-in-transgenic-mice
#12
Vasudevan Mani, Siti Murnirah Jaafar, Nur Syamimi Mohd Azahan, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Siong Meng Lim, Long Chiau Ming, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed
AIM: The present study is aimed to investigate the ability of ciproxifan, a histamine H3 receptor antagonist to inhibit β-amyloid (Aβ)-induced neurotoxicity in SK-N-SH cells and APP transgenic mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro studies was designed to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of ciproxifan in Aβ25-35 - induced SK-N-SH cells. For the in vivo study, ciproxifan (1 and 3mg/kg, i.p.) was administrated to transgenic mice for 15days and behaviour was assessed using the radial arm maze (RAM)...
May 10, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499935/sub-chronic-lead-exposure-produces-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-downregulation-decreasing-arterial-pressure-reactivity-in-rats
#13
Cindy Medici Toscano, Maylla Ronacher Simões, Maria Jesus Alonso, Mercedes Salaices, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Mirian Fioresi
Lead is considered a causative factor for hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. AIMS: To investigate the effects of sub-chronic lead exposure on blood pressure reactivity and cardiac β1-adrenoceptor activity and to evaluate whether the effects found in vitro are similar to those found in vivo. MAIN METHODS: Male Wistar rats were randomly distributed into two groups: control rats (Ct) and rats administered drinking water containing 100ppm lead (Pb) for 30days...
May 9, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499934/matrine-promotes-oligodendrocyte-development-in-cns-autoimmunity-through-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#14
Shuqing Liu, Mingliang Zhang, Huijun Zhang, Fangzhou Liu, Raojuan Chu, Guang-Xian Zhang, Lin Zhu
AIMS: Matrine (MAT), a quinolizidine alkaloid derived from the herb Radix Sophorae flavescens, has been recently found to be beneficial in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis, mainly through its anti-inflammatory effect. In the present study, we tested the effect of MAT on ongoing EAE and defined possible mechanisms underlying its effects on myelination and oligodendrocytes. MAIN METHODS: EAE was induced in C57BL/6 mice and MAT treatment was started at disease onset...
May 9, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495516/7-o-geranylquercetin-induced-autophagy-contributes-to-apoptosis-via-ros-generation-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#15
En-Xia Wang, Bo-Yang Zou, Lei Shi, Lin-Ying Du, Yan-Yan Zhu, Ya-Meng Jiang, Xiao-Dong Ma, Xiao-Hui Kang, Chang-Yuan Wang, Yu-Hong Zhen, Li-Dan Sun
AIMS: To investigate the antitumor effects of 7-O-geranylquercetin (GQ), a novel O-alkylated derivative of quercetin, against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines A549 and NCI-H1975 and the corresponding mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay. The expression of proteins involved in apoptosis and autophagy was measured using western blotting. Besides, apoptosis was determined with DAPI staining, Annexin V-PI staining and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) assay, and autophagy was observed with TEM assay...
May 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495515/renal-protective-effects-of-thymoquinone-against-sodium-nitrite-induced-chronic-toxicity-in-rats-impact-on-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#16
Nehal M Elsherbiny, Nadia M Maysarah, Mohamed El-Sherbiny, Mohamed M Al-Gayyar
AIMS: Sodium nitrite is a widely used color fixative and preservative. However, it has been reported to exert deleterious toxic effects on various body organs. Moreover, thymoquinone (TQ), the active constituent of Nigella sativa oil is known to possess beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The present study was conducted to evaluate the potential protective effects of TQ against sodium nitrite-induced renal toxicity. MAIN METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with sodium nitrite (80mg/kg, po, daily) in presence or absence of TQ (25 and 50mg/kg, po, daily)...
May 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487215/micturition-dysfunction-in-four-month-old-ovariectomized-rats-effects-of-testosterone-replacement
#17
Sandra M Bonilla-Becerra, Mariana G de Oliveira, Fabiano B Calmasini, Julio A Rojas-Moscoso, Angelina Zanesco, Edson Antunes
AIMS: Androgen deficiency has been implicated in urological complications of postmenopausal women. This study examined the effects of testosterone replacements on the lower urinary tract dysfunction in 4-month old ovariectomized (OVX) rats. MAIN METHODS: Sprague-Dawley female rats were OVX bilaterally. Three months later, rats received single intramuscular injections of testosterone undecanoate. Cystometric study, and bladder and urethra smooth muscle reactivities were evaluated...
May 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483438/construction-of-vascularized-pacemaker-tissues-by-seeding-cardiac-progenitor-cells-and-endothelial-progenitor-cells-into-matrigel
#18
Luping Zhang, Xiaotong Li, Xiaolong Yu, Yuquan Li, Aijun Sun, Chao Huang, Feng Xu, Jinping Guo, Yao Sun, Xi Zhang, Xiangqun Yang, Chuansen Zhang
AIMS: Transplantation of a tissue engineered cardiac pacemaker (TECP) may represent a novel therapy for cardiac sinus node dysfunction. We previously reported that cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) derived from embryonic heart tubes could differentiate into cardiac pacemaking cells after endothelin-1 treatment. We aimed to examine the feasibility of TECP fabricated from CPCs-derived pacemaking cells and vascularization of TECP fabricated from CPCs-derived pacemaking cells and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in vitro and in vivo implantation...
May 5, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483437/4-phenyl-butyric-acid-increases-particulate-hexokinase-activity-and-protects-against-ros-injury-in-l6-myotubes
#19
Michele Hinerasky da Silva, Flavia Letícia Martins Peçanha, Aline Machado de Oliveira, Wagner Seixas da-Silva
Hexokinase (HK) is the first enzyme in the glycolytic pathway and is responsible for glucose phosphorylation and fixation into the cell. HK (HK-II) is expressed in skeletal muscle and can be found in the cytosol or bound mitochondria, where it can protect cells against insults such as oxidative stress. 4-Phenyl butyric acid (4-PBA) is a chemical chaperone that inhibits endoplasmic reticulum stress and contributes to the restoring of glucose homeostasis. AIMS: Here, we decided to investigate whether HK activity and its interaction with mitochondria could be a target of 4-PBA action...
May 5, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478265/role-of-sdf-1-cxcr4-and-cytokines-in-the-development-of-ovary-injury-in-chemotherapy-drug-induced-premature-ovarian-failure-mice
#20
Qianqian Luo, Na Yin, Lianshuang Zhang, Wendan Yuan, Wei Zhao, Xiying Luan, Hongqin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mechanism of chemotherapy drug induced ovarian injury in premature ovarian failure (POF) mice. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were treated with Cyclophosphamide and Busulfan by intraperitoneal injection. One week after treatment, the estrous cycles, folliculogenesis, ovarian endocrine function and ovarian histopathological changes were evaluated the ovarian function. The serum levels of cytokines, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol (E2) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 3, 2017: Life Sciences
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