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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647734/mir-4673-modulates-paclitaxel-induced-oxidative-stress-and-loss-of-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-by-targeting-8-oxoguanine-dna-glycosylase-1
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Hai-Li Huang, Ya-Peng Shi, Hui-Juan He, Ya-Hong Wang, Ting Chen, La-Wei Yang, Teng Yang, Jie Chen, Jun Cao, Wei-Min Yao, Gang Liu
BACKGROUND: Our previous study identified a novel microRNA, miR-4673, which is upregulated in A549 cells exposed to paclitaxel (PTX). In this study, we investigated the role of miR-4673 in PTX-induced cytotoxicity. METHODS: 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, apoptosis assay, 5,5',6,6'-Tetrachloro-1,1',3,3'-tetraethyl-imidacarbocyanine iodide (JC-1) staining and 2',7'-Dichlorofluorescein (DCFH) staining were used to evaluate cell viability, apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) loss and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in A549 and H1299 cells...
June 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647730/qiliqiangxin-attenuates-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction-in-ovariectomized-mice-via-activation-of-ppar%C3%AE
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Shutong Shen, Huimin Jiang, Yihua Bei, Jialiang Zhang, Haifeng Zhang, Hongsheng Zhu, Chenlin Zhang, Wenming Yao, Cong Wei, Hongcai Shang, Xinli Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was designed to investigate the therapeutic effect of traditional Chinese medication Qiliqiangxin (QLQX) on adverse cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) in bilateral ovariectomized (OVX) female mice. METHODS: Eight-week old female C57BL/6 mice were operated to ligate the left anterior descending coronary artery seven days after bilateral ovariectomy and were orally administered either QLQX or vehicle. 21 days after ligation, echocardiography was performed to evaluate the heart function of all mice...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641303/microrna-122a-regulates-zonulin-by-targeting-egfr-in-intestinal-epithelial-dysfunction
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Bin Zhang, Yinghai Tian, Ping Jiang, Yanqiong Jiang, Chao Li, Ting Liu, Rujian Zhou, Ning Yang, Xinke Zhou, Zhihua Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the role of microRNA (miR)-122a in regulating zonulin during the modulation of intestinal barrier. METHODS: Zonulin proteins and their target gene expression were analyzed in miR-122a-overexpressing cell lines and in the target gene of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). An mmu-miR-122a intestinal epithelial conditional transgenic (miR-122a-TG) mouse model was established to investigate EGFR and zonulin expression...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641286/effect-of-bexarotene-on-platelet-activation-and-apoptosis
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Hang Cao, Rosi Bissinger, Anja T Umbach, Meinrad Gawaz, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The retinoid X receptor (RXRs) stimulator Bexarotene ((4-[1-(3,5,5,8,8-pentamethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)ethynyl] benzoic acid) is used for the treatment of several malignancies. Bexarotene is at least in part effective by stimulation of apoptosis of tumor cells. Moreover, Bexarotene triggers eryptosis, the suicidal death of erythrocytes. Similar to erythrocytes, blood platelets lack nuclei but are nevertheless able to enter an apoptosis-like phenotype, characterized by caspase activation, cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling with phospha-tidylserine translocation to the cell surface...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641278/astragaloside-iv-alleviates-heat-induced-inflammation-by-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-autophagy
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Zhiwei Dong, Jian Zhou, Ying Zhang, Yajie Chen, Zichen Yang, Guangtao Huang, Yu Chen, Zhiqiang Yuan, Yizhi Peng, Tongtong Cao
BACKGROUND: Thermal injury is the main cause of pulmonary disease in stroke after burn and can be life threatening. Heat-induced inflammation is an important factor that triggers a series of induces pathological changes. However, this mechanism underlying heat-induced inflammation in thermal inhalation injury remains unclear. Studies have revealed that astragaloside-IV (AS-IV), a natural compound extracted from Astragalus membranaceus, has protective effects in inflammatory diseases. Here, we investigated whether the protective effects of AS-IV occur because of the suppression of heat-induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and excessive autophagy Methods: AS-IV was administered to Wistar rats after thermal inhalation injury and 16HBE140-cells were treated with AS-IV...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641276/atherosclerosis-and-the-hydrogen-sulfide-signaling-pathway-therapeutic-approaches-to-disease-prevention
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Zhi-Jun Wang, Jian Wu, Wei Guo, Yi-Zhun Zhu
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is now admitted as a third gasotransmitter together with nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), albeit it was originally considered as a foul and poisonous gas. Endogenous H2S production in mammalian cells is counting on the three enzymes acting on cysteine. Involvement of H2S in various physiological and pathological processes has been extensively studied in the last fifteen years. Mounting evidence suggests that H2S is able to protect against atherosclerosis development and progression...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628921/activation-of-cox-2-mpges-1-pge2-cascade-via-nlrp3-inflammasome-contributes-to-albumin-induced-proximal-tubule-cell-injury
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Yibo Zhuang, Fei Zhao, Jing Liang, Xu Deng, Yue Zhang, Guixia Ding, Aihua Zhang, Zhanjun Jia, Songming Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The activation of NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been shown to be positively correlated with the severity of proteinuria in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), an important inflammatory mediator, is also involved in various kidney injuries. The aim of the present study was to investigate the involvement of NLRP3 inflammasome and PGE2 synthetic pathway in albumin-induced renal tubular injury. METHODS: Murine proximal tubular cells (mPTCs) were treated with albumin to induce cell injury...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628920/predictive-effects-of-circulating-mir-221-mir-130a-and-mir-155-for-coronary-heart-disease-a-multi-ethnic-study-in-china
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Qiao-Wei Jia, Zhao-Hong Chen, Xiao-Qing Ding, Jie-Yin Liu, Peng-Cheng Ge, Feng-Hui An, Li-Hua Li, Lian-Sheng Wang, Wen-Zhu Ma, Zhi-Jian Yang, En-Zhi Jia
BACKGROUND: Differences in microRNA (miRNA) profiles between patients with and without coronary heart disease (CHD)have not been fully determined. The purpose of the study was to evaluate in a multi-ethnic population in China the predictive value of miRNAs previously suggested to have a role in CHD. SUBJECT AND METHOD: 932 participants were included, and plasma samples obtained. A quantitative reverse-transcription PCR(RT-qPCR) assay was conducted to confirm the concentration of plasma miRNAs...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628915/mir-495-promotes-senescence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-bmi-1
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Xiujun Li, Yuxian Song, Dan Liu, Jiaojiao Zhao, Jingjing Xu, Jing Ren, Yali Hu, Zhiqun Wang, Yayi Hou, Guangfeng Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in regulating angiogenesis and immune balance. Abnormal proliferation and function of MSCs were reported at maternal fetal interface in patients with pre-eclampsia (PE). Micro-RNA-495 was known to be upregulated in the MSCs derived from patients with PE. However, it is not clear whether the up-regulated miR-495 is related to the pathogenesis of PE. METHODS: We analyzed the expression of miR-495 in MSCs and umbilical cords derived from healthy pregnancies (NC) and PE, then we upregulated or downregulated the expression of miR-495 in MSCs derived from NC and tested the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, tube formation and senescence...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628912/liver-kinase-b1-amp-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-activation-attenuated-the-progression-of-endotoxemia-in-the-diabetic-mice
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Yan Yang, Ruolan Dong, Danli Hu, Zhihui Chen, Menglu Fu, Dao Wen Wang, Xizhen Xu, Ling Tu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Sepsis is a common disease that continues to increase in prevalence worldwide, and diabetes mellitus may make the situation worse. This study was designed to determine the role of Liver Kinase B1 (LKB1)/adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway in diabetic mice complicated with systemic endotoxemia. METHODS: The effects of LKB1/AMPK signaling pathway activation on endotoxemia were investigated in streptozotocin induced diabetic mice (STZ-mice) and db/db diabetic mice...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624824/effect-of-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibition-on-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-neurological-function-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury-via-the-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-a-rat-model
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Ren-Jun Peng, Bing Jiang, Xi-Ping Ding, He Huang, Yi-Wei Liao, Gang Peng, Quan Cheng, Jian Xi
AIM: The present study aimed to examine the effect of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibition on bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in neurological function recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI) via the Wnt signaling pathway in a rat model. METHODS: The rat model of SCI was established using Allen's method. Seventy-two adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into 4 groups (18 rats in each group): the sham control group, saline control group, BMSCs group (injection with BMSCs at the injured site) and BMSCs + TNF-α group (injection with BMSCs under TNF-α treatment at the injured site)...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618429/microarray-expression-profile-of-circular-rnas-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Qingqing Ouyang, Jing Wu, Zhenlan Jiang, Jinjun Zhao, Ran Wang, Aiju Lou, Dingji Zhu, Guo-Ping Shi, Min Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) compose a large class of RNAs that can be used as biomarkers in clinical blood samples. This study aimed to determine the expression of circRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to identify novel biomarkers for RA screening. METHODS: We started with a microarray screening of circRNA changes in PBMCs from 5 RA patients and 5 healthy controls. We then confirmed the selected circRNA changes in PBMCs from 30 RA patients and 25 age- and sex-matched controls using the real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618428/the-impact-of-circulating-mitochondrial-dna-on-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-and-myocardial-injury-after-tlr4-activation-in-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis
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Bangwei Wu, Huanchun Ni, Jian Li, Xinyu Zhuang, Jinjin Zhang, Zhiyong Qi, Qiying Chen, Zhichao Wen, Haiming Shi, Xinping Luo, Bo Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), acting as a newly found 'danger-associated molecular patterns' (DAMPs), is released into circulation upon tissue injury and performs as a considerable activator of inflammation and immune response. However, the role of circulating mtDNA in experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) as well as Toll like receptor4 (TLR4) mediated cardiac inflammation and injury remains unknown. METHODS: A model of EAM was established in BALB/c mice by immunization with porcine cardiac myosin...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618421/identification-of-tisp40-as-an-essential-regulator-of-renal-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-pathway
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Cheng-Cheng Xiao, Jie Zhang, Peng-Cheng Luo, Cong Qin, Yang Du, Jin-Zhuo Ning, Hai-Zhou Zheng
BACKGROUND: Tisp40, a transcription factor of the CREB/CREM family, is involved in cell proliferation, differentiation and other biological functions, but its role in renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis is unknown. METHODS: In our study, we investigated the effects of Tisp40 on extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the underlying molecular mechanisms in transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-stimulated TCMK-1 cells by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), Western blot analysis and immunofluorescence in vitro, and further explored the role of Tisp40 on renal fibrosis induced by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) by qPCR, Western blot analysis, hydroxyproline analysis, Masson trichrome staining and immunohistochemistry staining in vivo...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618418/prognostic-significance-of-microrna-7-and-its-roles-in-the-regulation-of-cisplatin-resistance-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#15
Mao-Wei Cheng, Ze-Tian Shen, Gu-Yu Hu, Li-Guo Luo
BACKGROUND: Previously, microRNA (miR)-7 has been reported to function as a tumor suppressor in human cancers, but the correlations of miR-7 expression with prognosis and cisplatin (CDDP) resistance in lung adenocarcinoma (LA) are unclear. Here, our aim is to determine the prognostic significance of miR-7 and its roles in the regulation of CDDP resistance in LA. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) assay was performed to determine miR-7 expression in 108 paired of LA tissues and analyze its correlations with clinicopathological factors of patients...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618417/cholesterol-enhances-colorectal-cancer-progression-via-ros-elevation-and-mapk-signaling-pathway-activation
#16
Caihua Wang, Peiwei Li, Junmei Xuan, Chunpeng Zhu, Jingjing Liu, Lizhen Shan, Qin Du, Yuezhong Ren, Jun Ye
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Elevated serum cholesterol levels were linked to a higher risk of colorectal adenoma and colorectal cancer (CRC), while the effect of cholesterol on CRC metastasis has not been widely studied. METHODS: CRC patients were enrolled to evaluate the association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and CRC metastases, and LDL receptor (LDLR) level of the CRC tissue was assessed by immunohistochemistry. The effects of LDL on cell proliferation, migration and stemness were assessed in CRC cells in vitro, and the effects of high fat diet (HFD) on tumor growth and intestinal tumorigenicity were investigated in vivo...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618416/shock-wave-therapy-promotes-cardiomyocyte-autophagy-and-survival-during-hypoxia
#17
Ling Du, Tao Shen, Bing Liu, Yunhe Zhang, Cong Zhao, Na Jia, Que Wang, Qing He
BACKGROUND: Autophagy plays an important role in cardiovascular disease. Controversy still exists regarding the effect of autophagy on ischemic/hypoxic myocardium. Cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) is an effective alternative treatment for refractory ischemic heart disease. Whether CSWT can regulate cardiomyocyte autophagy under hypoxic conditions is not clear. We established a myocardial hypoxia model using the H9c2 cell line and performed shock waves (SWs) treatment to evaluate the effect of SW on autophagy...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618413/induction-of-apoptosis-in-heparg-cell-line-by-aloe-emodin-through-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
#18
Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Changhai Qu, Chunjing Yang, Huyiligeqi He, Jian Ni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone), an anthraquinone active compounds, is isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. The aim of this study was to determine potential cytotoxic effects of aloe-emodin on HepaRG cells and to define the underlying mechanism. METHODS: MTT was used to evaluate cell viability. Apoptotic cell death was analyzed via Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601875/activities-of-mscs-derived-from-transgenic-mice-seeded-on-adm-scaffolds-in-wound-healing-and-assessment-by-advanced-optical-techniques
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Ning Wang, Hanping Liu, Xuefeng Li, Qilei Zhang, Maosheng Chen, Ying Jin, Xiaoyuan Deng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bone marrow Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising for promoting cutaneous wound healing through reinforcing cellular processes. We evaluated the effect of GFP-tagged MSCs transplantation on skin regeneration in excisional wounds in mice. METHODS: MSCs from GFP-labeled transgenic mice were co-cultured with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) scaffolds, and MSC-ADM scaffolds were transplanted into surgical skin wounds of BALB/c mice. After implantation, the survival and behavior of MSCs were examined by second harmonic generation and two-photon excitation fluorescence imaging, western blotting and DNA amplification and sequencing...
June 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595186/age-related-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-4-overexpression-inhibits-osteogenic-differentiation-of-rat-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Jinhui Wu, Chao Wang, Xiong Miao, Yungang Wu, Jiabin Yuan, Muchen Ding, Jingfeng Li, Zhicai Shi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBP) play important roles in bone metabolism. IGFBP4 is involved in senescent-associated phenomena in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The goal of the present study was to determine whether age-related IGFBP4 overexpression is associated with the impaired osteogenic differentiation potential of aged bone marrow derived MSCs. METHODS: MSCs were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats aged 3-26 months. The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2-induced osteogenic differentiation of rat MSCs was assessed by analyzing the expression levels of osteoblast marker genes [runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and osteocalcin (OC)], ALP activity and calcification...
June 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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