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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29292033/iloprost-a-prostacyclin-analog-inhibits-the-invasion-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-downregulating-matrix-metallopeptidase-2-mmp-2-through-the-ip-dependent-pathway
#1
Ji-Hye Ahn, Kyung-Tae Lee, Youn Seok Choi, Jung-Hye Choi
Recent studies have shown that a bioactive lipid prostacyclin (PGI2) plays a role in various cancers, including lung cancer. However, the specific function of PGI2 in ovarian cancer progression has not been determined. This study investigated the effects of PGI2 on cell growth, migration, and invasion in ovarian cancer cells using iloprost, a stable PGI2 analog. Iloprost significantly inhibited migration and invasion, but not cell growth, in a dose-dependent manner in human ovarian cancer cells (A2780 and SKOV3)...
December 29, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287795/hif-1%C3%AE-l-pgds-ppar%C3%AE-regulates-hypoxia-induced-anp-secretion-in-beating-rat-atria
#2
Xiang Li, Ying Zhang, Bo Zhang, Xia Liu, Lan Hong, Li-Ping Liu, Cheng-Zhe Wu, Xun Cui
Lipocalin-type prostaglandin D synthase (L-PGDS) and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) play important roles in cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless, effects of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) on L-PGDS and PPARγ protein levels and its role in hypoxia-induced atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) secretion are unclear. In perfused beating rat atria, we observed that hypoxia significantly increased HIF-1α protein levels and stimulated ANP secretion, while upregulating L-PGDS. Hypoxia-induced ANP secretion was clearly attenuated by HIF-1α antagonist 2-methoxyestradiol, downregulating both HIF-1α and L-PGDS protein levels...
December 26, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180071/role-of-thromboxane-a2-signaling-in-endothelium-dependent-contractions-of-arteries
#3
REVIEW
H Chen
Thromboxane A2 (TxA2) plays a very important role in various cardiovascular diseases through its action on platelet aggregation, vasoconstriction, and proliferation. The present article focuses on the role of TxA2 signaling in endothelium-dependent contractions of arteries. Arachidonic acid (AA) is metabolized by cyclooxygenase (COX) to form the unstable prostaglandin H2 which is further converted into TxA2. After being produced by thromboxane synthase (TxAS), TxA2 ultimately stimulates TxA2/prostanoid (TP) receptor to induce vasoconstriction...
November 24, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155368/urinary-11-dehydro-thromboxane-b2-levels-are-associated-with-vascular-inflammation-and-prognosis-in-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
#4
Nan Wang, Kimberly C Vendrov, Brian P Simmons, Robert N Schuck, George A Stouffer, Craig R Lee
Cyclooxygenase-derived thromboxane (TxA2) and prostacyclin (PGI2) regulate atherogenesis in preclinical models. However, the relationship between TxA2 and PGI2 biosynthesis, vascular inflammation, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) progression in humans remains unclear. The association between stable urine metabolites of thromboxane (TxA2-M) and prostacyclin (PGI2-M), circulating levels of cellular adhesion molecules (CAMs: E-selectin, P-selectin), chemokines and C-reactive protein, and the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) were evaluated in 120 patients with stable ASCVD on aspirin therapy...
November 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154978/7-ketocholesterol-induces-ros-mediated-mrna-expression-of-12-lipoxygenase-cyclooxygenase-2-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-mesangial-cells-potential-role-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#5
Yasuhiro Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi, Noriko Ishihara, Shoko Nakamura, Sho Tanaka, Rena Oka, Haruki Imamura, Yuta Sato, Noriko Ban, Hidetoshi Kawana, Masahiro Ohira, Naomi Shimizu, Atsuhito Saiki, Ichiro Tatsuno
7-Ketocholesterol (7-KCHO) is a highly proinflammatory oxysterol and plays an important role in the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Lipoxygenases (LOXs) and cyclooxygenases (COXs) are also involved in the development of DN. The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of 7-KCHO on mRNA expression of LOXs and COXs as well as pro-inflammatory cytokines in human mesangial cells (HMC). We evaluated cell viability by WST-8 assay and measured mRNA expression by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
November 15, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129796/comprehensive-profiling-of-prostaglandins-in-human-ovarian-follicular-fluid-using-mass-spectrometry
#6
Bruce Pier, Johnathan W Edmonds, Landon Wilson, Alireza Arabshahi, Ray Moore, G Wright Bates, Jeevan K Prasain, Michael A Miller
Prostaglandins are formed by enzymatic and non-enzymatic mechanisms. They have been detected in human ovarian follicular fluid (HFF), a medium rich in growth factors and nutrients important for oocyte growth and fertility. However, the comprehensive identification of HFF prostaglandins has not been addressed. Here we use hybrid triple quadrupole time-of-flight and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers to comprehensively analyze prostaglandins in HFF. We identified PGE1, PGE2, PGF2α, and other prostaglandins synthesized via prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase (i...
November 9, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113951/editorial-special-issue-of-the-6th-european-workshop-on-lipid-mediators
#7
EDITORIAL
Dieter Steinhilber, Sönmez Uydeş Doğan, Gökçe Topal, Joan Clària, Xavier Norel, Nils Helge Schebb, Gerard Bannenberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104159/physiological-and-pathophysiological-implications-of-pge2-and-the-pge2-synthases-in-the-kidney
#8
REVIEW
Jing Wang, Min Liu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Guangrui Yang, Lihong Chen
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is the most abundant prostanoid synthesized in the kidney and plays an important role in renal function. Physiologically, PGE2 regulates renal hemodynamics, water and sodium metabolism, blood pressure, and so on. As a well-known proinflammatory lipid mediator, PGE2 also substantially mediates renal injury under many pathophysiological conditions. Multiple enzymes are involved in renal PGE2 biosynthesis, including the three main PGE2 terminal synthases, i.e. microsomal PGE2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1), mPGES-2 and cytosolic PGE2 synthase (cPGES)...
November 2, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107024/relaxant-effect-of-the-prostacyclin-analogue-iloprost-on-isolated-human-radial-artery-an-approach-for-the-reversal-of-graft-spasm
#9
Ersoy Engin, F İlkay Alp Yildirim, Deniz Kalelі Durman, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu, Deniz Göksedef, Önder Teskіn, Ozan Onur Balkanay, Gökhan İpek, B Sönmez Uydeş Doğan
Radial artery graft spasm in the perioperative or postoperative period of coronary bypass surgery necessitates urgent treatment due to risk of graft failure and mortality. Herein, we evaluated the effect of iloprost, a prostacyclin (PGI2) analogue, against the contractions produced by noradrenaline and potassium chloride on isolated human radial artery. Following the determination of endothelial and vascular relaxing capacities of the arteries, iloprost (10(-9)M-10(-6)M) was cumulatively applied on rings precontracted submaximally with the spasmogens...
October 26, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107023/intermittent-hypoxia-alters-dose-dependent-caffeine-effects-on-renal-prostanoids-and-receptors-in-neonatal-rats
#10
Kay D Beharry, Charles L Cai, Kultida Soontarapornchai, Taimur Ahmad, Gloria B Valencia, Jacob V Aranda
Caffeine, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in preterm neonates, is given in standard or suprapharmacologic doses. Although known as a diuretic, its effects in the neonatal kidneys are not well studied. We tested the hypothesis that neonatal intermittent hypoxia (IH) and high caffeine doses (HCD) alter renal regulators of vasomotor tone and water balance. Newborn rats were randomized to room air, hyperoxia, or IH and treated with standard or high caffeine doses; or placebo saline. Renal prostanoids; histopathology; and cyclooxygenase (COX), prostanoid receptor, and aquaporin (AQP) immunoreactivity were determined...
October 26, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042181/opposing-roles-of-pgd2-in-gbm
#11
Matthew Thomas Ferreira, Renata Nascimento Gomes, Alexandros Theodoros Panagopoulos, Fernando Gonçalves de Almeida, José Carlos Esteves Veiga, Alison Colquhoun
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization classifies glioblastoma (GBM) as a grade IV astrocytoma. Despite the advances in chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation treatments that improve a patient's length of survival, the overall trajectory of the disease remains unchanged. GBM cells produce significant levels of various types of bioactive lipids. Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) influences both pro- and anti-tumorigenic activities in the cell; however, its role in GBM is unclear. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the impact of PGD2 on GBM cell activities in vitro...
October 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031792/control-of-myogenic-tone-and-agonist-induced-contraction-of-intramural-coronary-resistance-arterioles-by-cannabinoid-type-1-receptors-and-endocannabinoids
#12
Mária Szekeres, György L Nádasy, Eszter Soltész-Katona, László Hunyady
It was tested whether intrinsic CB1R activation modifies myogenic and agonist induced contraction of intramural coronary resistance arteries of the rat. CB1R protein was detected by immuno-histochemistry and by Western blot, its mRNA by qRT-PCR in their wall. Microsurgically prepared cylindrical coronary segments (∼100-150μm) developed myogenic contraction (∼20% of relaxed luminal diameter), from which a substantial relaxation (∼15%) in response to WIN55212 (a specific agonist of the CB1Rs) has been found...
October 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951260/selective-inhibition-of-20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-lowers-blood-pressure-in-a-rat-model-of-preeclampsia
#13
Jessica L Faulkner, Nicole L Plenty, Kedra Wallace, Lorena M Amaral, Mark W Cunningham, Sydney Murphy, Babbette LaMarca
Little is currently known of the role(s) of the vasoconstrictor 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) in hypertensive pregnancies. We hypothesized that specific inhibition of 20-HETE would attenuate increases in blood pressure in the reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) rat model of preeclampsia. Specific 20-HETE synthesis inhibitor HET0016 (1mg/kg) was administered daily to RUPP rats from gestational days 14-18. Blood pressure (BP) increased in RUPP rats and was decreased with HET0016 administration...
September 22, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942325/effects-of-stimulation-technique-anatomical-region-and-time-on-human-sweat-lipid-mediator-profiles
#14
Karan Agrawal, Justin D Waller, Theresa L Pedersen, John W Newman
Few studies compare sampling protocol effect on sweat composition. Here we evaluate the impact of sweat stimulation mode and site of collection on lipid mediator composition. Sweat from healthy males (n=7) was collected weekly for three weeks from the volar forearm following either pilocarpine iontophoresis or exercise, and from the forearm, back and thigh following pilocarpine iontophoresis only. Sweat content of over 150 lipid mediators were measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Seventy lipid mediators were routinely detected, including prostanoids, alcohols, diols, epoxides, ketones, nitrolipids, N-acylethanolamides, monoacylglycerols, and ceramides...
September 21, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923362/human-retinal-endothelial-cells-and-astrocytes-cultured-on-3-d-scaffolds-for-ocular-drug-discovery-and-development
#15
Kay D Beharry, Charles L Cai, Gloria B Valencia, Douglas Lazzaro, Arwin M Valencia, Fabrizio Salomone, Jacob V Aranda
Topical ocular ketorolac improves the outcomes of severe retinopathy of prematurity and when administered with systemic caffeine, decreases the severity of oxygen-induced retinopathy. We tested the hypothesis that co-cultures of human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) and human retinal astrocytes (HRAs) on 3-dimensional (3-D) hydrogel scaffolds is a more representative biomimetic paradigm of the blood-retinal-barrier (BRB) than 2-D cultures, and should be utilized for preclinical drug discovery and development...
September 18, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917610/low-dose-dha-induced-astrocyte-proliferation-can-be-attenuated-by-insufficient-expression-of-blbp-in-vitro
#16
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
#17
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/28873340/personalized-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-as-a-potential-adjunctive-treatment-for-anorexia-nervosa
#18
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/28928099/wec-2016-special-issue-editorial
#19
EDITORIAL
Dipak Panigrahy, Darryl C Zeldin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450270/pro-resolution-therapeutics-for-cardiovascular-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Justin Heinz, Michael Marinello, Gabrielle Fredman
Studies over the last couple of decades suggest that failed resolution of a chronic inflammatory response is an important driving force in the progression of atherosclerosis. Resolution of inflammation is mediated in part by lipid-derived specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) such as lipoxins, resolvins, protectins and maresins. The major functions of SPMs are to quell inflammation and repair tissue damage in a manner that does not compromise host defense. An imbalance between SPMs and pro-inflammatory mediators like leukotriene B4 (LTB4) are associated with several prevalent human diseases, including atherosclerosis...
September 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
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