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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107775/beta-caryophyllene-protects-against-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-metabolic-dysregulation-in-mice
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Zoltan V Varga, Csaba Matyas, Katalin Erdelyi, Resat Cinar, Daniela Nieri, Andrea Chicca, Balazs Tamas Nemeth, Janos Paloczi, Tamas Lajtos, Lukas Corey, Gyorgy Hasko, Bin Gao, George Kunos, Jürg Gertsch, Pal Pacher
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a plant-derived FDA approved food additive with anti-inflammatory properties. Some of its beneficial effects in vivo reported to involve activation of cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB2) that are predominantly expressed in immune cells. Herein, we evaluated the translational potential of BCP using a well-established model of chronic and binge alcohol-induced liver injury. METHODS: In this study we investigated the effects of BCP on liver injury induced by chronic plus binge alcohol feeding in mice in vivo by using biochemical assays, real-time PCR and histology analyses...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099680/novel-putative-pharmacologic-therapies-to-protect-the-right-ventricle-in-pulmonary-hypertension-a-review-of-current-literature
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REVIEW
Gerald J Maarman, Rainer Schulz, Karen Sliwa, Ralph Schermuly, Sandrine Lecour
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure following the pathologic remodelling of small pulmonary arteries. An increase in right ventricular (RV) afterload results in RV hypertrophy and RV failure. The pathophysiology of PH, and RV remodelling in particular, are not well understood, thus explaining, at least in part, why current PH therapies have a limited effect. Existing therapies mostly target the pulmonary circulation. Because the remodelled RV fails to support normal cardiac function, patients eventually succumb from RV failure...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098360/morroniside-a-secoiridoid-glycoside-from-cornus-officinalis-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-by-activation-of-spinal-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptors
#3
Meng Xu, Hai-Yun Wu, Hao Liu, Nian Gong, Yi-Rui Wang, Yong-Xiang Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Iridoid glycosides with intact double bond scaffold of cyclopentapyran were reversible and orthosteric agonists of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors and possess antinociception and neuroprotection. Morroniside, derived from the medicinal herb Cornus officinalis, is an atypical secoiridoid replaced by a six-membered cyclic inner ether fragment. This study investigated whether morroniside was an orthosteric GLP-1 receptor agonist and had antihypersensitivity activities in neuropathy...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098342/the-evolution-of-rgs-proteins-as-drug-targets-20%C3%A2-years-in-the-making-iuphar-review-x
#4
REVIEW
B Sjögren
Regulators of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins are celebrating the 20(th) anniversary of their discovery. The unveiling of this new family of negative regulators of G protein signaling in the mid-1990's solved a persistent conundrum in the G protein signaling field, in which the rate of deactivation of signaling cascades in vivo could not be replicated in exogenous systems. Since then, there has been tremendous advancement in the knowledge of RGS protein structure, function, regulation and their role as novel drug targets...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095606/endothelin-1-et-1-and-its-receptors-on-haemorrhoidal-tissue-a-potential-site-for-therapeutic-intervention
#5
Varut Lohsiriwat, John H Scholefield, Vincent G Wilson, Michael R Dashwood
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Haemorrhoids is a common anorectal condition affecting millions worldwide. We have studied the effect of endothelin-1 (ET-1) and the role of ETA and ETB receptors in haemorrhoid tissue. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Protein expression of ET-1, ETA and ETB receptors were compared between haemorrhoids and normal rectal submucosa using Western blot analysis, with the localisation of proteins determined by autoradiography and immunohistochemistry. The effect of ET-1 and sarafotoxin 6a on human colonic and rectal arteries and veins was assessed by wire myography and the involvement of receptor subtypes established by selective antagonists...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095588/potent-effects-of-dioscin-against-pancreatic-cancer-via-mir-149-3p-mediated-inhibition-of-akt1-signaling-pathway
#6
Lingling Si, Lina Xu, Lianhong Yin, Yan Qi, Xu Han, Youwei Xu, Yanyan Zhao, Kexin Liu, Jinyong Peng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of dioscin against pancreatic cancer in vitro and in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In vitro actions of dioscin on ASPC-1 and PANC-1 cells, and in vivo effects to suppress the tumor growth of cell xenografts in nude mice were carried out. In addition, microRNA microarray analysis was used to find the differential expressed microRNAs caused by dioscin. Then, the mechanisms of dioscin against pancreatic cancer were carried out...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094846/chronic-drug-induced-effects-on-contractile-motion-properties-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#7
Ivan Kopljar, An De Bondt, Petra Vinken, Ard Teisman, Bruce Damiano, Nick Goeminne, Ilse Van den Wyngaert, David J Gallacher, Hua Rong Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Risk assessment of chronic cardiac safety liabilities within the pharmaceutical industry is mostly performed during late stages of pre-clinical drug development using in vivo animal models. Here, we explored the potential of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs) to detect chronic cardiac risks such as drug-induced cardiomyocyte toxicity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Video microscopy-based motion field imaging was applied to evaluate chronic effect (over 72 h) of cardiotoxic drugs on the contractile motion of hiPS-CMs...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094839/improved-fluorescence-assays-to-measure-the-defects-associated-with-f508del-cftr-allow-identification-of-new-active-compounds
#8
Emily Langron, Michela I Simone, Clémence M S Delalande, Jean-Louis Reymond, David L Selwood, Paola Vergani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a debilitating disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which codes for a Cl-/HCO3 - channel. F508del, the most common CF-associated mutation, causes both gating and biogenesis defects in the CFTR protein. This paper describes the optimisation of two fluorescence assays, capable of measuring CFTR function and cellular localisation, and their use in a pilot drug screen. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: HEK293 cells expressing YFP-F508del-CFTR, in which halide sensitive YFP is tagged to the N-terminal of CFTR, were used to screen a small library of compounds based on the VX-770 scaffold...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093718/ribosomal-protein-s3-gene-silencing-protects-against-experimental-allergic-asthma
#9
Jinrui Dong, Wupeng Liao, Hong Yong Peh, Tze Khee Chan, W S Daniel Tan, Li Li, Amy Yong, W S Fred Wong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ribosomal protein S3 (RPS3) is a 40S ribosomal protein of the S3P family essential for executing protein translation. RPS3 has recently been found to interact with the p65 subunit of the NF-κB complex, and promote p65 DNA-binding activity. Persistent activation of the NF-κB pathway is evident in allergic asthma. We hypothesized that gene silencing of lung RPS3 can ameliorate allergic airway inflammation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Gene silencing efficacy of RPS3 siRNA was screened in three different mouse cell lines by real-time PCR and immunoblotting...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087979/rapid-antidepressant-effect-of-ketamine-correlates-with-astroglial-plasticity-in-the-hippocampus
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Maryam Ardalan, Ali H Rafati, Jens R Nyengaard, Gregers Wegener
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Astroglia contributes to the pathophysiology of major depression and the action of antidepressant drugs through modulating synaptic plasticity; therefore, present study investigated whether fast antidepressant action of ketamine is reflected in the rapid alteration of the astrocytes morphology in a genetic animal model of depression. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: S-Ketamine (15 mg/kg) or saline was administered as a single injection to Flinders Line (FSL/FRL) rats...
January 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079248/inhibition-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-by-a-barbiturate-nitrate-hybrid-ameliorates-dextran-sulphate-sodium-induced-colitis-effect-on-inflammation-related-genes
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Shane O'Sullivan, Jun Wang, Maria T Pigott, Neil Docherty, Noreen Boyle, Samuel Kana Lis, John F Gilmer, Carlos Medina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 is upregulated in Ulcerative Colitis and implicated in the pathology of the disease. In this study, we have examined the effects of a barbiturate-based MMP inhibitor incorporating a nitric oxide donor/mimetic group (dinitrate-barbiturate) in the intestinal injury induced by dextran sulphate sodium (DSS). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In-vivo experiments were carried out using male Wistar rats given DSS 5% ad libitum in drinking water...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072464/genistein-and-tyrphostin-ag556-decrease-human-atrial-ultra-rapidly-activating-delayed-rectifier-potassium-current-by-inhibiting-egfr-tyrosine-kinase
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Guo-Sheng Xiao, Yan-Hui Zhang, Wei Wu, Hai-Ying Sun, Yan Wang, Gui-Rong Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ultra-rapidly activating delayed rectifier K(+) current IKur (encoded by Kv1.5 or KCNA5) plays an important role in human atrial repolarization. The present study investigates the regulation of this current by protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Whole-cell patch voltage-clamp technique, and immunoprecipitation/western blotting analysis were used to investigate whether the PTK inhibitors genistein, Tyrphostin AG556 (AG556) and PP2 regulate human atrial IKur , and hKv1...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071789/aspirin-triggered-lipoxin-inhibits-atherosclerosis-progression-in-apoe-mice
#13
Marcelo H Petri, Andrés Laguna-Fernandez, Hildur Arnardottir, Craig E Wheelock, Mauro Perretti, Göran K Hansson, Magnus Bäck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Atherosclerosis is characterized by a chronic non-resolving inflammation in the arterial wall. Aspirin-triggered lipoxin A4 (ATL) is a potent anti-inflammatory mediator, involved in the resolution of inflammation. However, the therapeutic potential of immune targeting by means of ATL in atherosclerosis has not previously been explored. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of ATL and its receptor Fpr2 on atherosclerosis development and progression in apolipoprotein E (ApoE(-/-) ) deficient mice...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071786/functional-and-cardioprotective-effects-of-simultaneous-and-individual-activation-of-protein-kinase-a-and-epac
#14
Igor Khaliulin, Mark Bond, Andrew F James, Zara Dyar, Raheleh Amini, Jason L Johnson, M-Saadeh Suleiman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocardial cAMP elevation confers cardioprotection against ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. cAMP activates two independent signalling pathways, PKA and Epac. This study investigated the cardiac effects of activating PKA and/or Epac and their involvement in cardioprotection against I/R. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Hearts extracted from male rats were used either for determination of PKA and PKC activation or perfused in the Langendorff mode for either cardiomyocytes isolation or used to monitor functional activity at basal levels and after 30 min global ischaemia and 2 h reperfusion...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071785/bioactive-polyphenols-and-cardiovascular-disease-chemical-antagonists-pharmacological-agents-or-xenobiotics-that-drive-an-adaptive-response
#15
REVIEW
Katarzyna Goszcz, Garry G Duthie, Derek Stewart, Stephen J Leslie, Ian L Megson
Polyphenols are widely regarded to have a wide range of health-promoting qualities, including in the sphere of cardiovascular disease. Historically, the benefits have been linked to their well-recognised powerful antioxidant activity. However, the concept that the beneficial effects are attributable to direct antioxidant activity in vivo does not pay sufficient heed to the fact that polyphenols degrade rapidly, are poorly absorbed and rapidly metabolised, resulting in very low bioavailability. This review explores alternative mechanisms by which polyphenols, or their metabolites, exert biological activity via mechanisms that can be activated by physiologically relevant concentrations...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063251/perivascular-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-vascular-disease
#16
REVIEW
Ryszard Nosalski, Tomasz J Guzik
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. In vascular pathologies perivascular adipose tissue increases in volume and becomes dysfunctional, with altered cellular composition and molecular characteristics. PVAT dysfunction is characterized by its inflammatory character, oxidative stress, diminished production of vaso-protective adipocyte derived relaxing factors (ADRFs) and increased production of paracrine factors such as resistin, leptin, cytokines (IL-6, TNF-α) and chemokines (RANTES, MCP-1)...
January 7, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063237/novel-approaches-to-the-treatment-of-bacterial-biofilm-infections
#17
REVIEW
Gareth Hughes, Mark A Webber
Bacterial infection remains a major challenge to healthcare and is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. This situation is becoming complicated by an increasingly ageing and susceptible population and large numbers of bacterial isolates which have developed resistance to antibiotics. Bacteria which form biofilms and colonise or infect medical devices or wounds are particularly hard to treat as biofilms are inherently highly antibiotic resistant. Most infections have a component where bacteria exist as a biofilm and as a result prevention or treatment of biofilm associated infections is highly important...
January 7, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060997/effect-of-hypercholesterolemia-on-myocardial-function-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-cardioprotection-by-preconditioning-postconditioning-and-remote-conditioning
#18
REVIEW
Ioanna Andreadou, Efstathios K Iliodromitis, Antigone Lazou, Anikó Görbe, Zoltán Giricz, Rainer Schulz, Péter Ferdinandy
Hypercholesterolemia is considered to be a principle risk factor for cardiovascular disease, having direct negative effects on the myocardium itself, in addition to the development of atherosclerosis. Since hypercholesterolemia affects global cardiac gene expression profile, among many other factors, increased myocardial oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and inflammation trigger apoptosis and this may account for myocardial dysfunction and increased susceptibility of the myocardium to infarction. In addition, numerous experimental and clinical studies revealed that hyperlcholesterolemia may interfere with the cardioprotective potential of conditioning mechanisms...
January 6, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055105/restoration-of-perivascular-adipose-tissue-function-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-without-changing-bodyweight
#19
Ning Xia, Sabrina Weisenburger, Egon Koch, Martin Burkart, Gisela Reifenberg, Ulrich Förstermann, Huige Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We have recently shown that a reduced function of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in the perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) contributes crucially to obesity-induced vascular dysfunction in mice. The current study was conducted to test the hypothesis that vascular dysfunction in obesity can be reversed by in vivo improvement of PVAT eNOS activity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Male C57BL/6 J mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 22 weeks to induce obesity...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052321/canonical-hedgehog-signaling-regulates-hepatic-stellate-cell-mediated-angiogenesis-in-liver-fibrosis
#20
Feng Zhang, Meng Hao, Huanhuan Jin, Zhen Yao, Naqi Lian, Li Wu, Jiangjuan Shao, Anping Chen, Shizhong Zheng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are liver-specific pericytes regulating angiogenesis during liver fibrosis. We aimed to elucidate the mechanisms by which hedgehog signaling regulated HSC angiogenic properties and to validate the therapeutic implications. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Rats and mice were intoxicated with carbon tetrachloride for in vivo evaluation of hepatic angiogenesis and fibrotic injury. Diversified molecular approaches including real-time PCR, Western blot, luciferase reporter assay, chromatin immunoprecipitation, electrophoretic mobility shift assay, and co-immunoprecipitation were used to investigate the underlying mechanisms in vitro...
January 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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