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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917610/low-dose-dha-induced-astrocyte-proliferation-can-be-attenuated-by-insufficient-expression-of-blbp-in-vitro
#1
Haoming Li, Qingqing Yang, Xiao Han, Xuefeng Tan, Jianbing Qin, Guohua Jin
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is involved in a wide range of cellular processes in human cells. Brain lipid binding protein (BLBP) exhibits a high affinity for n-3 PUFAs, especially DHA, but the precise functional contributions of DHA and BLBP in astrocytes are not clear. We analyzed cell viability and the ratio of Ki67 positive cells after manipulating DHA and/or BLBP levels in cultured astrocytes, and found that low-dose DHA stimulated proliferation of astrocytes, whereas this proliferative effect could be attenuated by downregulation of BLBP...
September 13, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916261/differential-involvement-of-l-and-t-type-ca-2-channels-store-operated-calcium-channel-trpc-and-rho-kinase-signaling-pathway-s-in-pgf2%C3%AE-induced-contractions-in-myometrium-of-non-pregnant-and-pregnant-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
#2
Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Pooja Jaitley, Vipin Sharma, Soumen Choudhury, Satish Kumar Garg
This study unravels the differential involvement of calcium signaling pathway(s) in PGF2α-induced contractions in myometrium of non-pregnant and pregnant buffaloes. Compared to the myometrium of pregnant animals, myometrium of non-pregnant buffaloes was more sensitive to PGF2α-induced contractile effect as manifested by the changes in mean integral tension (MIT) and tonicity. However, phasic contraction was significantly more in myometrium of pregnant animals. The uterotonic effect of PGF2α was dependent on extracellular Ca(2+) and its influx through nifedipine-sensitive L-type Ca(2+) channels both in non-pregnant and pregnant animals, but T-type Ca(2+) channels play an additional role during pregnancy...
September 12, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890385/reduced-coronary-reactive-hyperemia-in-mice-was-reversed-by-the-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitor-t-aucb-role-of-adenosine-a2a-receptor-and-plasma-oxylipins
#3
Ahmad Hanif, Matthew L Edin, Darryl C Zeldin, Christophe Morisseau, John R Falck, Catherine Ledent, Stephen L Tilley, Mohammed A Nayeem
Coronary reactive hyperemia (CRH) protects the heart against ischemia. Adenosine A2AAR-deficient (A2AAR(-/-)) mice have increased expression of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH); the enzyme responsible for breaking down the cardioprotective epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) to dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs). sEH-inhibition enhances CRH, increases EETs, and modulates oxylipin profiles. We investigated the changes of oxylipins and their impact on CRH in A2AAR(-/-) and wild type (WT) mice. We hypothesized that the attenuated CRH in A2AAR(-/-) mice is mediated by changes in oxylipin profiles, and that it can be reversed by either sEH- or ω-hydroxylases-inhibition...
September 7, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873340/-%C3%A2-prepared-for-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-6th-european-workshop-on-lipid-mediators-special-issue-si-6ewlm-prostaglandins-and-other-lipid-mediators
#4
P Betty Shih, Christophe Morisseau, Thu Le, Blake Woodside, J Bruce German
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a complex psychiatric disorder with high morbidity and mortality rates. While many individuals make full recoveries, up to a third of patients develop a chronic, treatment-resistant form of the illness that leads to a premature death in 15-20% of those affected. There have been few advances in treatment, both in terms of psychological or pharmacologic treatment over the last 30 years. Food aversion is commonly cited by patients with AN as a barrier to normalizing eating and weight. Our group has a keen interest in examining factors that might allow this to be addressed, thus improving treatment outcomes through personalized dietary plans or nutritional supplementation related to underlying genetic status...
September 2, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847566/modulation-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-are-key-mechanisms-for-the-wide-ranging-actions-of-epoxy-fatty-acids-and-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitors
#5
REVIEW
Bora Inceoglu, Ahmed Bettaieb, Fawaz G Haj, Aldrin V Gomes, Bruce D Hammock
The arachidonic acid cascade is arguably the most widely known biologic regulatory pathway. Decades after the seminal discoveries involving its cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase branches, studies of this cascade remain an active area of research. The third and less widely known branch, the cytochrome P450 pathway leads to highly active oxygenated lipid mediators, epoxy fatty acids (EpFAs) and hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs), which are of similar potency to prostanoids and leukotrienes. Unlike the COX and LOX branches, no pharmaceuticals currently are marketed targeting the P450 branch...
August 25, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838848/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-reduce-vascular-tone-and-inflammation-in-human-saphenous-vein
#6
Armond Daci, Gülsev Özen, İmran Uyar, Erkan Civelek, F İlkay Alp Yildirim, Deniz Kaleli Durman, Önder Teskin, Xavier Norel, B Sönmez Uydeş-Doğan, Gökce Topal
Dietary intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), has been reported to have beneficial cardiovascular effects. However, little is known about the effect of EPA and DHA on human vascular tone. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of EPA and DHA on vascular tone of the human saphenous vein (SV) obtained from patients undergoing coronary bypass operation under normal and inflammatory conditions. Moreover, we aimed to investigate the effect of EPA and DHA on the release of inflammatory mediators from SV...
August 21, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827137/a-novel-mechanism-of-ascorbate-direct-modulation-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase
#7
Bin Zhang, Sharath Kandhi, Yang-Ming Yang, Yicong Le, Wensheng Deng, Jun Qin, Houli Jiang, Ghezal Froogh, Dong Sun, An Huang
To test the hypothesis that VitC downregulates soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH, responsible for converting EETs to DHETs) to stabilize tissue EETs, the heart, lung, liver, kidney, and mesenteric arteries isolated from normal rats were incubated with VitC (1000μM) for 72h, and tissue sEH expression, along with EET and DHET profiles were assessed. VitC caused significant reductions in sEH mRNA and protein content in the liver, heart and vessels, but had no effect on renal and pulmonary sEH expression, revealing a tissue-specific regulatory mechanism...
August 18, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822809/inhibition-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-lowers-portal-hypertension-in-cirrhotic-rats-by-ameliorating-endothelial-dysfunction-and-liver-fibrosis
#8
Wensheng Deng, Yiming Zhu, Jiayun Lin, Lei Zheng, Chihao Zhang, Meng Luo
Epoxyeicostrienoic acids (EETs) are arachidonic acid derived meditators which are catalyzed by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) to less active dihydroeicostrienoics acids (DHETS). The aim of our study is to investigate the effects of sEH inhibition on hepatic and systemic hemodynamics, hepatic endothelial dysfunction, and hepatic fibrosis in CCl4 cirrhotic rats. The sEH inhibitor,trans-4-{4-[3-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)-ureido]cyclohexyloxy}benzoic acid (t-TUCB) was administered to stabilize hepatic EETs by gavage at a dose of 1mg/kg/d...
August 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822808/bml-111-equilibrated-ace-angii-at1r-and-ace2-ang-1-7-mas-axis-to-protect-hepatic-fibrosis-in-rats
#9
Quandong Hu, Zhenzhen Hu, Qiongfeng Chen, Yonghong Huang, Zi Mao, Fangyun Xu, Xiaoyan Zhou
BACKGROUND: It was recently reported Lipoxins (LXs) had protective effects on fibrous diseases, and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) had played vital and bidirectional roles in hepatic fibrosis. In this paper, a hepatic fibrosis model, induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCL4) in rats, was used to observe the relations between RAAS and LXs, as well as to further explore the alternative anti-fibrosis mechanisms of LXs. METHODS: The model was evaluated by morphological observations and biochemical assays...
August 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818625/the-therapeutic-potential-of-crth2-dp2-beyond-allergy-and-asthma
#10
REVIEW
Katharina Jandl, Akos Heinemann
Prostaglandin (PG) D2 has been in the focus of research for quite a long time, but its biological effects and its roles in human disease are still not fully characterized. When in 2001 a second major PGD2 receptor termed chemoattractant receptor homologue expressed on Th2 cells (CRTH2; alternative name DP2) was discovered, diverse investigations started to shed more light on the complex and often controversial actions of the prostaglandin. With various immunomodulating effects, such as induction of migration, activation, and cytokine release of leukocytes observed both in vivo and in vitro, CRTH2 has emerged as a promising target for the treatment of allergic diseases...
August 14, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807746/20-hete-regulated-psmb5-expression-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
#11
Guangrui Lai, Ru Sun, Jingjing Wu, Bijun Zhang, Yanyan Zhao
We previously found that 20-hydroxyeicosatetraeonic acid (20-HETE) showed an effect on proteasome activity in cytochrome P450 F2 (CYP4F2) transgenic mice. Proteasome subunit β5 (PSMB5) is a primary subunit of the proteasome. In the current study, we examine whether 20-HETE has any affect on PSMB5. We found that PSMB5 was upregulated in the liver, but downregulated in the kidney of transgenic mice, when compared with wild-type mice. Luciferase reporter gene experiments and electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) suggested that Smad3 directly associated with the putative Smad binding element (SBE) of the Psmb5 promoter...
August 11, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803964/tgf%C3%AE-smad-signalling-modulates-mll-and-mll-af4-mediated-5-lipoxygenase-promoter-activation
#12
Meike J Saul, Florian Groher, Anett B Hegewald, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Rolf Marschalek, Beatrix Suess, Dieter Steinhilber
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) catalyzes the initial two steps of the conversion of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes which represent a group of pro-inflammatory lipid mediators involved in immune defense reactions as well as inflammation, allergy and cancer. Transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) and calcitriol strongly upregulate 5-LO expression during myeloid cell differentiation and MLL-AF4 has been shown to strongly activate the 5-LO promoter. Here, we investigated the role of TGFβ/SMAD signalling in 5-LO promoter activation...
August 10, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802571/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-improve-endothelial-function-in-humans-at-risk-for-atherosclerosis-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Kayla R Zehr, Mary K Walker
Epidemiology studies and clinical trials show that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can prevent atherosclerotic morbidity and evidence suggests this may be mediated by improving endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial dysfunction is characterized by reduced vasodilation and a pro-inflammatory, pro-thrombotic state, and is an early pathological event in the development of atherosclerosis. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD), a gold standard for assessing endothelial dysfunction, is a predictor of future cardiovascular events and coronary heart disease risk...
August 9, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797636/modulating-effect-of-inositol-hexaphosphate-on-arachidonic-acid-dependent-pathways-in-colon-cancer-cells
#14
Małgorzata Kapral, Joanna Wawszczyk, Stanisław Sośnicki, Katarzyna Jesse, Ludmiła Węglarz
Cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) are key enzymes of arachidonic acid metabolism. Their products, prostaglandins and leukotrienes, are involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer. The aim of the study was to examine the influence of inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), a naturally occurring phytochemical, on the expression of genes encoding COX and LOX isoforms and synthesis of their products (PGE2 and LTB4) in colon cancer cell line Caco-2 stimulated with pro-inflammatory agents (IL-1β/TNFα)...
August 8, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789919/identification-of-long-and-very-long-chain-fatty-acids-plasmalogen-c16-0-and-phytanic-acid-as-new-lipid-biomarkers-in-tunisian-coronary-artery-disease-patients
#15
Samia Hadj Ahmed, Nadia Koubaa, Wafa Kharroubi, Amira Zarrouk, Amira Mnari, Fethi Batbout, Habib Gamra, Sonia Hammami, Gérard Lizard, Mohamed Hammami
Long and very long chain fatty acids (LCFAs and VLCFAs) may play an active role in coronary artery diseases (CAD) etiology. Our aim was to evaluate the associations between LCPUFAs (C20:4n-6; C20:5n-3 and C22:6n-3) and VLCSFAs (C22:0, C24:0; and C26:0), as well as markers of peroxisomal integrity evaluated by phytanic acid and plasmalogen-C16:0 (PL-C16:0) in addition to the markers of lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde [MDA] and conjugated dienes [CD]) and inflammation (high sensitivity C-reactive protein [hs-CRP]) with vascular severity evaluated by Gensini score in order to determine their possible effects on CAD in Tunisian population...
August 5, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760712/glucose-impairs-aspirin-inhibition-in-platelets-through-a-nad-p-h-oxidase-signaling-pathway
#16
Gennadi Kobzar, Vilja Mardla, Nigulas Samel
Hyperglycemia has been suggested to play a role in the increased platelet resistance to antiplatelet therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Exposure to high glucose impairs platelet inhibition by aspirin. It has been found that antioxidant agents reduce the effect of glucose, confirming the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the effect of glucose. The aim of the study was to examine the mechanism of ROS increase by high glucose in aspirin-treated platelets. Platelet aggregation was measured by the optical method, and the production of ROS was detected using luminol-dependent horseradish peroxidase-enhanced chemiluminescence...
July 29, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736329/cord-blood-eicosanoid-signatures-and-newborn-gestational-age
#17
Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Dries S Martens, Tim S Nawrot, Malin L Nording
Beyond prostaglandins, the function of eicosanoids and other oxylipins in pregnancy and labor is poorly understood. In contrast to earlier work focusing on preterm infants, we investigated how oxylipin levels in newborns (measured in cord blood) vary during the last weeks of pregnancy in 190 mother-newborns (≥37 weeks of gestation) of the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, Belgium. We found increased levels of PGE2 (p=0.003), PGF2α (p=0.042), 8,9-DHET (p=0.037), 11-HETE (p=0.034), and 15-HETrE (p=0.008) associated with full term pregnancy compared to early term labor...
July 20, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729091/phosphatase-activity-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase
#18
REVIEW
Jan Kramer, Ewgenij Proschak
Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is a bifunctional enzyme that exhibits lipid epoxide hydrolase (sEH-H) and lipid phosphatase activity (sEH-P), with each being located in its own distinct domain. While the epoxide hydrolase activity is well-investigated, the role of the phosphatase domain remains unclear. This article briefly summarizes the evolution, structure and SNPs of the human sEH, with a special focus on the function and postulated role of the N-terminal domain of sEH. Furthermore, the article provides an overview of tools to study sEH-P...
July 17, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709878/differential-tbxa2-receptor-transcript-stability-is-dependent-on-the-c924t-polymorphism
#19
Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Alfonso Pennelli, Marika Caruso, Angela Nunziata, Antonio Marino, Vincenzo Flati, Francesco Cipollone, Maria Adele Giamberardino, Gianfranco Vitullo, Elena Toniato, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
BACKGROUND: In order to better characterize the molecular mechanisms involved in processing mutated transcripts, we investigated the post-transcriptional role of the C924T polymorphism (rs4523) located in the 3' region of the TBXA2R gene. METHODS: and RESULTS: Experiments of dose response with Actinomycin D on MEG-01 human cell line showed a significant decrease on cell viability that was more evident on cells treated for 24h. In addition, we showed that treatments with 5-10μM, 15μM and 20μM of actinomycin D reduced cell viability by 44%, 72% and 75%, respectively, compared to the control group...
July 11, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647317/associations-of-systemic-sphingolipids-with-measures-of-hepatic-function-in-liver-cirrhosis-are-related-to-cholesterol
#20
Sabrina Krautbauer, Reiner Wiest, Gerhard Liebisch, Christa Buechler
Lipoprotein particles are composed of various lipid classes including cholesterol and sphingolipids, and are low in serum of patients with liver cirrhosis. Hepatic decompensation is associated with a further decline of lipoproteins. Aim of the present work was to evaluate whether ceramide and sphingomyelin species are similarly changed in patients with liver cirrhosis and whether these variations are related to systemic cholesterol levels. In a cohort of 45 patients suffering from liver cirrhosis, cholesteryl ester species and subsequently total cholesterol were identified to be negatively associated with model of end stage liver disease (MELD) score...
June 21, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
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