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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107571/increased-pd-l1-expression-in-breast-and-colon-cancer-stem-cells
#1
Yanheng Wu, Mingshui Chen, Peihong Wu, Chen Chen, Zhi Ping Xu, Wenyi Gu
Here we report the expression of programmed cell death ligand 1/2 (PD-L1/L2) in breast and colon cancer stem cells (CSCs). The stemness of these cells was confirmed by their surface markers. Using flow cytometry analysis we demonstrated that PD-L1 expression was higher in CSCs of both cancers compared to non-stem like cancer cells. Consistent with this, detection of cellular PD-L1 proteins by Western blot assay also showed increased PD-L1 protein in CSCs. In contrast, only trance amounts of PD-L2 were detected in CSCs of both cancers...
January 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093793/the-sex-dependent-effects-of-letrozole-on-anxiety-in-middle-aged-rats
#2
Veronika Borbélyová, Emese Domonkos, Melinda Csongová, Mária Kačmárová, Daniela Ostatníková, Peter Celec, Július Hodosy
Aromatase catalyzes the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and is involved in physiological effects of sex hormones on brain functions. Animal experiments have shown that the aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, can induce anxiety in young ovariectomized females that are used as a model of aging. Whether or not these effects would be similar in intact middle-aged animals is unknown. The aim of our study was to analyze the effects of letrozole on anxiety in middle-aged rats of both sexes. Fifteen months old male and female rats were treated daily with either letrozole or vehicle for 2 weeks...
January 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079268/renoprotective-effect-of-hypericum-perforatum-against-diabetic-nephropathy-in-rats-insights-in-the-underlying-mechanisms
#3
Dalia M Abd El Motteleb, Dalia I Abd El Aleem
Oxidative stress and inflammation play a key role in the initiation and progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The present study aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of hypericum perforatum (HP) against DN. Rats were allocated into six groups; control: received normal saline, diabetic untreated (DM): received single dose of streptozotocin (STZ) after injection of nicotinamide (NA), gliclazide: received STZ,NA+ gliclazide (10mg/kg), DM+HP50, DM+HP100, DM+HP200:received STZ,NA and HP 50, 100, 200 mg/kg respectively...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079261/effect-of-parthanatos-on-ropivacaine-induced-damage-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#4
Ting Zheng, Chun-Ying Zheng, Xiao-Chun Zheng, Ruo-Guang Zhao, Yan-Qing Chen
Ropivacaine is one of the most common but toxic local anesthetics, and the mechanisms underlying its neurotoxicity are still largely unknown. This study was conducted to prepare a ropivacaine-induced neuronal injury model and research the effects of ropivacaine on PARP-1 activation and NAD(+) depletion. The cell death and apoptosis of ropivacaine-induced SH-SY5Y cells were detected with flow cytometry. The lactate dehydrogenase cycling reaction measured the NAD(+) level, and Western blots were used to analyze the expression levels of PARP-1 and AIF after ropivacaine treatments with different concentrations and durations...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074479/gdf8-inhibits-bone-formation-and-promotes-bone-resorption-in-mice
#5
Yu-Si Chen, Qi Guo, Li-Juan Guo, Ting Liu, Xian-Ping Wu, Zhang-Yuan Lin, Hong-Bo He, Tie-Jian Jiang
Growth Differentiation Factor 8 (GDF8), also called myostatin, is a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β super-family. As a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth, GDF8 is also associated with bone metabolism. However, the function of GDF8 in bone metabolism is not fully understood. Our study aimed to investigate the role of GDF8 in bone metabolism, both in vitro and in vivo. Our results showed that GDF8 had a negative regulatory effect on primary mouse osteoblasts, and promoted receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis in vitro...
January 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063172/prognostic-value-of-the-microrna-29-family-in-multiple-human-cancers-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#6
Yan Qi, Yalan Huang, Lijuan Pang, Wenyi Gu, Ning Wang, Jianming Hu, Xiaobin Cui, Jun Zhang, Jin Zhao, Chunxia Liu, Wenjie Zhang, Hong Zou, Feng Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in cancer development have attracted much attention in recent years. miR-29 is known to critically affect cancer progression by functioning as a tumor suppressor. However, it may also act as an oncogene under certain situations. The prognostic value of miR-29 family in cancer progression is still under debate and reported results are inconsistent. Therefore, we reported here a meta-analysis and systematic review to analyze the prognostic role of miR-29 family in cancer. We screened 20 published studies and calculated pooled hazard ratios (HRs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival/recurrence-free survival (DFS/RFS)...
January 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063156/effect-of-a-selective-sglt2-inhibitor-luseogliflozin-on-circadian-rhythm-of-sympathetic-nervous-function-and-locomotor-activities-in-metabolic-syndrome-rats
#7
Asadur Rahman, Yoshihide Fujisawa, Daisuke Nakano, Hirofumi Hitomi, Akira Nishiyama
Metabolic syndrome is often associated with disruption of circadian rhythm of systemic hemodynamics and cardiovascular disease. Experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of luseogliflozin, a selective SGLT2 inhibitor, on circadian rhythm of sympathetic nervous function and locomotor activity (LA) in metabolic syndrome rats. The difference in the low frequency component of systolic blood pressure between the dark and light period significantly increased in the luseogliflozin-treated SHRcp. LA also increased in the dark period compared with the light period following luseogliflozin treatment...
January 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063155/effects-of-electrical-lesion-of-basolateral-amygdala-nucleus-on-rat-anxiety-like-behavior-under-acute-sub-chronic-and-chronic-stresses
#8
Hoda Ranjbar, Maryam Radahmadi, Parham Reisi, Hojjatallah Alaei
Stress contributes, as a risk factor, to such psychological disorders as anxiety. The effects of electrical lesions in the basolateral amygdala nucleus (BLA) were investigated on the locomotor activity and anxiety-like behavior in different stress durations. For this purpose, rats were randomly allocated to control, sham, and experimental groups, the latter including groups with and without BLA nucleus subjected to acute, sub-chronic, and chronic stress conditions for 1, 7, and 21 days, respectively, applied 6 hours/day...
January 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058743/the-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-dapoxetine-inhibits-voltage-dependent-k-channels-in-rabbit-coronary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
#9
Han Sol Kim, Hongliang Li, Hye Won Kim, Sung Eun Shin, Won-Kyo Jung, Kwon-Soo Ha, Eun-Taek Han, Seok-Ho Hong, Amy L Firth, Il-Whan Choi, Won Sun Park
We investigated the inhibitory effect of dapoxetine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), on voltage-dependent K(+) (Kv) channels using native smooth muscle cells from rabbit coronary arteries. Dapoxetine inhibited Kv channel currents in a concentration-dependent manner, with an IC50 value of 2.68 ± 0.94 μM and a slope value (Hill coefficient) of 0.63 ± 0.11. Application of 10 μM dapoxetine accelerated the rate of inactivation of Kv currents. Although dapoxetine did not modify current activation kinetics, it caused a significant negative shift in the inactivation curves...
January 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058732/bromocriptine-treatment-at-the-end-of-lactation-prevents-hyperphagia-higher-visceral-fat-and-liver-triglycerides-in-early-weaned-rats-at-adulthood
#10
Nayara Peixoto-Silva, Egberto G Moura, Janaine C Carvalho, Jéssica L Nobre, Fernanda T Quitete, Cintia R Pinheiro, Ana Paula Santos-Silva, Elaine de Oliveira, Patricia C Lisboa
Non-pharmacological early weaning (NPEW) leads offspring to obesity, higher liver oxidative stress and microsteatosis in adulthood. Pharmacological EW (PEW) by maternal treatment with bromocriptine (BRO) causes obesity in the adult progeny but precludes hepatic injury. To test the hypothesis that BRO prevents the deleterious changes of NPEW, we injected BRO into the pups from the NPEW model on late lactation. Lactating rats were divided into 2 groups: dams with an adhesive bandage around the body to prevent breastfeeding on the last 3 days of lactation and dams whose pups had free suckling (C)...
January 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042884/pharmacokinetics-of-the-antimicrobial-drug-sulfanilamide-is-altered-in-a-preclinical-model-of-vascular-calcification
#11
Anabel Brandoni, Adriana Mónica Torres
In vascular smooth muscle, calcium overload is linked to advancing age. The pharmacokinetics of sulfanilamide (SA), a compound with antibacterial properties, was evaluated in a preclinical model of vascular calcification. SA was used since it is useful to study possible modifications in the renal and hepatic management of drugs. Vascular calcification was induced by administration of a single high dose of vitamin D3 to rats (treated group) 10 days before the experiments. A parallel control group was processed...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024120/ion-channels-long-qt-syndrome-and-arrhythmogenesis-in-ageing
#12
Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Karan R Chadda, Samantha C Salvage, Haseeb Valli, Shiraz Ahmad, Andrew A Grace, Christopher L-H Huang
Ageing is associated with increased prevalences of both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, reflecting disruption of the normal sequence of ion channel activation and inactivation generating the propagated cardiac action potential. Experimental models with specific ion channel genetic modifications have helped clarify the interacting functional roles of ion channels and how their dysregulation contributes to arrhythmogenic processes at the cellular and systems level. They have also investigated interactions between these ion channel abnormalities and age-related processes in producing arrhythmic tendency...
December 26, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008646/acute-cardiac-support-with-intravenous-milrinone-promotes-recovery-from-early-brain-injury-in-a-murine-model-of-severe-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#13
Tomoko Mutoh, Tatsushi Mutoh, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Yukiko Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Tsuru, Hirokazu Tsubone, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Yasuyuki Taki
Early brain injury/ischemia (EBI) is a serious complication early after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) that contributes to development of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). This study aimed to determine the role of inotropic cardiac support using milrinone (MIL) on restoring acute cerebral hypoperfusion attributable to EBI and improving outcomes after experimental SAH. Forty-three male C57BL/6 mice were assigned to either sham surgery (SAH-sham), SAH induced by endovascular perforation plus postconditioning with 2% isoflurane (Control), or SAH plus isoflurane combined with MIL with and without hypoxia-inducible factor inhibitor (HIF-I) pretreatment...
December 23, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008641/effects-of-mirnas-on-myocardial-apoptosis-by-modulating-mitochondria-related-proteins
#14
REVIEW
Yanfang Zhao, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Yanhan Dong, Lei Zhang, Kun Wang, Peifeng Li
Myocardial apoptosis play a vital role in pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. The intrinsic pathway of apoptosis (mitochondrial apoptosis pathway) and abnormal mitochondrial fission and fusion have a detrimental effect on cells under a variety of intracellular stresses including hypoxia, oxidative stress, drug toxicity or DNA damage and contributes to the development of heart failure (HF), myocardial infarction (MI), diabetic cardiomyopathy and ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/R). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous short noncoding RNAs, which target 3'-untranslated region of mRNA to switch off gene expression...
December 23, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008635/regulatory-b-cell-is-critical-in-bone-union-process-through-suppressing-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-stimulating-foxp3-in-treg-cells
#15
Guojing Sun, Yicun Wang, Yunfan Ti, Jun Wang, Jianning Zhao, Hongbo Qian
Bone fractures may result in delayed union (DU) or non-union (NU). Evidence suggest that the skewing of the immune system toward the proinflammatory type is a contributing factor. Because B cells were previously found to infiltrate the fracture healing site at abundant levels, we examined the regulatory B cells (Bregs) in DU/NU patients. In bone fracture patients with normal healing, the frequency of interleukin (IL)-10-expressing B cells was significantly upregulated in the early healing process (6 weeks post-surgery) and was downregulated later on (18 weeks post-surgery), whereas in DU/NU patients, the early upregulation of IL-10-expressing B cells was missing...
December 23, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004401/hypoxia-inducible-factors-as-neuroprotective-agent-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
REVIEW
Ben Sundra Ashok, Thekkuttuparambil Ananthanarayanan Ajith, Senthilkumar Sivanesan
Beta amyloid (Aβ)-42 peptide and phosphorylated tau protein had been demonstrated as the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A gradual decline of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain during aging or hypoxia was manifested as contributing factors to hypometabolism. The brain regions susceptible to hypometabolism are hippocampus, entorhinal cortex and cognition-associated neocortical regions like parietal, temporal and frontal cortex. In AD patients, the brain regions with hypometabolism can trigger overexpression of amyloid precursor protein and decreased the clearance of Aβ...
December 22, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998008/antihypertensive-methyldopa-labetalol-hydralazine-and-clonidine-reversed-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibited-enos-expression-in-endothelial-trophoblast-cellular-networks
#17
Bei Xu, Gabriele Bobek, Angela Makris, Annemarie Hennessy
Medications used to control hypertension in pregnancy also improve trophoblast and endothelial cellular interaction in vitro. Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibits trophoblast and endothelial cellular interactions and simultaneously decreases endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression. This study investigated whether antihypertensive medications improved these cellular interactions by modulating eNOS and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression. Human uterine myometrial microvascular endothelial cells (UtMVECs) were pre-incubated with (or without) low dose TNF-α (0...
December 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998006/pravastatin-attenuates-the-action-of-the-ets-domain-containing-protein-elk1-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-knockout-mice-via-modulation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-signal-pathway
#18
Wei Yan, Dan Li, Xiaoxu Zhou
Oxidative stress plays an important role in atherosclerosis, a vascular disease with high morbidity and mortality. The ETS domain-containing protein ELK1 is an oxidative stress-sensitive factor modulated by the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 pathway. However, the role of ELK1 in the prevention of atherosclerosis by pravastatin remains unclear. In the present study, male apolipoprotein E-knockout (apoE(-/-) ) mice fed a diet containing 1.25% cholesterol (w/w) were divided into two groups, one treated with pravastatin (80 mg/kg, 2-2...
December 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998005/sex-differences-in-ischaemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury-depends-on-the-degradation-of-noradrenaline-by-monoamine-oxidase
#19
Ryosuke Tanaka, Maki Yazawa, Yuri Morikawa, Hidenobu Tsutsui, Mamoru Ohkita, Tokihito Yukimura, Yasuo Matsumura
Ischaemic acute kidney injury (AKI) is a leading killer of both sexes; however, resistance to this injury is higher among women than men. We found that renal venous noradrenaline (NAd) overflow after reperfusion played important roles in the development of ischaemic AKI, and that the attenuation of AKI observed in female rats may be dependent on depressing the renal sympathetic nervous system with endogenous oestrogen. In the present study, we used male and female Sprague-Dawley rats to investigate whether sex differences in the pathogenesis of ischaemic AKI are related to the degradation of NAd by monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the kidney...
December 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998004/dexmedetomidine-preconditioning-for-myocardial-protection-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-by-downregulation-of-the-hmgb1-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#20
Yu-Fan Yang, Ke Peng, Hong Liu, Xiao-Wen Meng, Jing-Jing Zhang, Fu-Hai Ji
Pharmacological preconditioning reduces myocardial infarct size in ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury. Dexmedetomidine, a selective α2 -adrenoceptor agonist, has proven cardioprotective effect when administered prior to I-R, although underlying mechanisms for this effect are not fully understood. We evaluated whether dexmedetomidine preconditioning could induce a myocardio-protective effect against I-R injury by inhibiting associated inflammatory processes through downregulation of the high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1)-toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway...
December 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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