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Leilei Mao, Tuo Yang, Xin Li, Xia Lei, Yang Sun, Yongfang Zhao, Wenting Zhang, Yanqin Gao, Baoliang Sun, Feng Zhang
The major pathophysiological process of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is chronic cerebral ischemia, which causes disintegration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), neuronal death, and white matter injury. This study aims to test whether sulforaphane (Sfn), a natural activator of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), reduces the chronic ischemic injury and cognitive dysfunction after VCI. Experimental VCI was induced in rats by permanent occlusion of both common carotid arteries for six weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Xiao Xu, Shaokui Chen, Haibo Wang, Zhixiao Tu, Shuhui Wang, Xiuying Wang, Huiling Zhu, Chunwei Wang, Jiadong Zhu, Yulan Liu
This study was conducted to evaluate whether medium-chain TAG (MCT) could alleviate Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intestinal injury by regulating intestinal epithelial inflammatory response, as well as necroptosis. A total of twenty-four weanling piglets were randomly allotted to one of four treatments in a 2×2 factorial arrangement including diet type (5 % maize oil v. 4 % MCT+1 % maize oil) and immune stress (saline v. E. coli LPS). The piglets were fed diets containing maize oil or MCT for 21 d...
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Wen-Jing Li, Chang Xu, Kun Wang, Teng-Yan Li, Xiao-Nan Wang, Hui Yang, Tiaosi Xing, Wen-Xia Li, Yan-Hua Chen, Hong Gao, Lei Ding
BACKGROUND: As a potential tumor suppressor gene, Claudin-7 (Cldn7), which is a component of tight junctions, may play an important role in colorectal cancer occurrence and development. AIMS: To generate a knockout mouse model of inducible conditional Cldn7 in the intestine and analyze the phenotype of the mice after induction with tamoxifen. METHODS: We constructed Cldn7-flox transgenic mice and crossed them with Villin-CreERT2 mice. The Cldn7 inducible conditional knockout mice appeared normal and were well developed at birth...
February 27, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Anniina Jääskeläinen, Ylermi Soini, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Päivi Auvinen, Kirsi-Maria Haapasaari, Peeter Karihtala
BACKGROUND: The subtype of claudin-low breast cancer can be reliably determined only by gene-expression profiling. Attempts have been made to develop immunohistochemical surrogates, which nearly always focus on membranous claudin expression. METHODS: We assessed the immunohistochemical expression of both membranous and cytoplasmic claudins 3, 4 and 7 in a series of 197 non-metastatic breast cancers, enriched with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs; 60%). The expression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-regulating transcription factors Sip1, Zeb1 and vimentin had previously been determined in the same material...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
Liangyu Chen, Yixue Xue, Jian Zheng, Xiaobai Liu, Jing Liu, Jiajia Chen, Zhen Li, Zhuo Xi, Hao Teng, Ping Wang, Libo Liu, Yunhui Liu
The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) hinders delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to tumors in the brain; previous studies have shown that the BTB can be selectively opened by endothelial monocyte activating polypeptide-II (EMAP-II), but the specific mechanism involved remains elusive. In this study, we found that microRNA-429 (miR-429) expression in glioma vascular endothelial cells (GECs) was far lower than in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (ECs). miR-429 had lower expression in GECs and glioma tissues compared to ECs or normal tissues of the brain...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Zhihong Xie, Wei Liu, Yu Sun, Rimin Shen, Xiaoxiao Dang, Xiaolin Liu, Fu Sui, Yan Li, Zhenpeng Zhang, Gladys Alexandre, Claudine Elmerich
The genome of the Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571 contains a unique chemotaxis gene cluster (che) including 5 chemotaxis genes: cheAWY1BR. Analysis of the role of the chemotaxis cluster of A. caulinodans, using deletion mutant strains revealed that CheA or Che signaling pathway controls chemotaxis behavior and flagella-driven motility, and plays important roles in biofilms formation and production of extracellular polysaccharides. Furthermore, the deletion mutants (ΔcheA and ΔcheA-R) were defective in competitive adsorption and colonization on the root surface of host plants...
February 9, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
Rupal L Shah, Qing Li, Wanting Zhao, Milly S Tedja, J Willem L Tideman, Anthony P Khawaja, Qiao Fan, Seyhan Yazar, Katie M Williams, Virginie J M Verhoeven, Jing Xie, Ya Xing Wang, Moritz Hess, Stefan Nickels, Karl J Lackner, Olavi Pärssinen, Juho Wedenoja, Ginevra Biino, Maria Pina Concas, André Uitterlinden, Fernando Rivadeneira, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Pirro G Hysi, Xueling Sim, Nicholas Tan, Yih-Chung Tham, Sonoko Sensaki, Albert Hofman, Johannes R Vingerling, Jost B Jonas, Paul Mitchell, Christopher J Hammond, René Höhn, Paul N Baird, Tien-Yin Wong, Chinfsg-Yu Cheng, Yik Ying Teo, David A Mackey, Cathy Williams, Seang-Mei Saw, Caroline C W Klaver, Jeremy A Guggenheim, Joan E Bailey-Wilson
Purpose: To identify genes and genetic markers associated with corneal astigmatism. Methods: A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of corneal astigmatism undertaken for 14 European ancestry (n=22,250) and 8 Asian ancestry (n=9,120) cohorts was performed by the Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia. Cases were defined as having >0.75 diopters of corneal astigmatism. Subsequent gene-based and gene-set analyses of the meta-analyzed results of European ancestry cohorts were performed using VEGAS2 and MAGMA software...
2018: Molecular Vision
Lihong Wang, Long Li, Yan Lv, Qiaoling Chen, Junchang Feng, Xin Zhao
Salmonella infections in newly hatched chicks result in enteric and systemic diseases with a high mortality. Probiotics can improve the health of a host. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of Lactobacillus plantarum LTC-113 on the gut permeability in the presence or absence of Salmonella (Salmonella Typhimurium) infection. Newly hatched chicks were randomly allocated to 4 treatments (i) NC (negative control); (ii) LAC (the L. plantarum LTC-113-treated group); (iii) SAL (the Salmonella-infected group), and (iv) LAC + SAL (the L...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
R A Pederzolli, A G Van Kessel, J Campbell, S Hendrick, K M Wood, G B Penner
The objective of this study was to determine effect of ruminal acidosis and low feed intake on the regional barrier function of the gastrointestinal tract. Twenty-one Holstein steers were fed for ad libitum intake for 5 d (CON), fed at 25% of ad libitum intake for 5 d (LFI), or provided 2 d of ad libitum intake follows by 1-d of feed restriction (25% of ad libitum intake), 1 day where 30% of ad libitum DMI was provided as pelleted barley followed by the full allocation (RA) and fed for ad libitum intake the following day...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Joshua B Lewis, Felix R Jimenez, Brigham J Merrell, Brent Kimbler, Juan A Arroyo, Paul R Reynolds
Claudins are tight junctional proteins implicated in cell polarity and epithelial barrier maintenance. Claudin misregulation adversely impacts developmental aspects of cell differentiation and proliferation. The current research evaluated transcriptional expression for Claudins 1-11 and 18 in the developing murine lung at embryonic days (E) 14.5, 16.5, and 18.5 and at post-natal day (PN) 3 and PN15. Mouse lungs were also assessed by immunohistochemical analysis to qualitatively evaluate Claudin protein expression...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
X Weng, A P A Monteiro, J Guo, C Li, R M Orellana, T N Marins, J K Bernard, D J Tomlinson, J M DeFrain, S E Wohlgemuth, S Tao
Dietary Zn and heat stress alter gut integrity in monogastric animals. However, effects of Zn on mammary epithelial integrity in heat-stressed lactating dairy cows have not been studied. Multiparous lactating Holstein cows (n = 72) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement to study the effects of environment and Zn source on performance and mammary epithelial integrity. Treatments included 2 environments [cooled (CL) or not cooled (NC)] and 2 Zn sources [75 mg/kg of supplemental Zn as Zn hydroxychloride (IOZ) or 35 mg/kg of Zn hydroxychloride + 40 mg/kg of Zn-Met complex (ZMC)]...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Xiaohong Tan, Zhenzhu Sun, Chuanpeng Zhou, Zhong Huang, Lianjie Tan, Pengwei Xun, Qianqian Huang, Heizhao Lin, Chaoxia Ye, Anli Wang
Intestinal morphology, antioxidant status, immune function and tight junction proteins mRNA expression were examined in golden pompano (Trachinotus ovatus) that fed respectively six diets containing dandelion extracts (DE) at 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 and 10 g kg-1 after 8 weeks feeding. The study indicated that dietary DE significantly improved intestinal antioxidant abilities by increasing SOD, CAT, T-AOC activities and up-regulating intestinal cat, gpx mRNA levels, but by decreasing MDA content and down-regulating intestinal keap1 mRNA levels in golden pompano...
December 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Marco F Morini, Costanza Giampietro, Monica Corada, Federica Pisati, Elisa Lavarone, Sara I Cunha, Lei L Conze, Nicola O'Reilly, Dhira Joshi, Svend Kjaer, Roger George, Emma Nye, Anqi Ma, Jian Jin, Richard Mitter, Michela Lupia, Ugo Cavallaro, Diego Pasini, Dinis P Calado, Elisabetta Dejana, Andrea Taddei
RATIONALE: The mechanistic foundation of vascular maturation is still largely unknown. Several human pathologies are characterized by deregulated angiogenesis and unstable blood vessels. Solid tumors, for instance, get their nourishment from newly formed structurally abnormal vessels which present wide and irregular interendothelial junctions. Expression and clustering of the main endothelial-specific adherens junction protein, VEC (vascular endothelial cadherin), upregulate genes with key roles in endothelial differentiation and stability...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
Solveig Heide, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Boris Keren, Madeleine D Harbison, Salah Azzi, Sylvie Rossignol, Caroline Michot, Marilyn Lackmy-Port Lys, Bénédicte Demeer, Claudine Heinrichs, Ron S Newfield, Pierre Sarda, Lionel Van Maldergem, Véronique Trifard, Eloise Giabicani, Jean-Pierre Siffroi, Yves Le Bouc, Irène Netchine, Frédéric Brioude
BACKGROUND: The 11p15 region contains two clusters of imprinted genes. Opposite genetic and epigenetic anomalies of this region result in two distinct growth disturbance syndromes: Beckwith-Wiedemann (BWS) and Silver-Russell syndromes (SRS). Cytogenetic rearrangements within this region represent less than 3% of SRS and BWS cases. Among these, 11p15 duplications were infrequently reported and interpretation of their pathogenic effects is complex. OBJECTIVES: To report cytogenetic and methylation analyses in a cohort of patients with SRS/BWS carrying 11p15 duplications and establish genotype/phenotype correlations...
March 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Jinyun Li, Chongchang Zhou, Shumin Ni, Shaomin Wang, Chao Ni, Ping Yang, Meng Ye
As one of crucial epigenetic modification, DNA methylation plays an important role during the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). In the current study, we used a human genome methylation array to detect the aberrant methylation genes in CRC. We further identified the hypermethylation of claudin-11 ( CLDN11 ) and proved inverse correlation between CLDN11 methylation and its expression in CRC. In vitro experiments showed debased migration ability of colonic cancer cells in accompany with the converted methylation of CLDN11 after colonic cancer cells treated with demethylation agent, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Jianjun Lv, Wei Hu, Zhi Yang, Tian Li, Shuai Jiang, Zhiqiang Ma, Fulin Chen, Yang Yang
Claudin-5 is a tight junction (TJ) protein in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that has recently attracted increased attention. Numerous studies have demonstrated that claudin-5 regulates the integrity and permeability of the BBB. Increased claudin-5 expression plays a neuroprotective role in neurological diseases, particularly in cerebral ischemic stroke. Moreover, claudin-5 might be a potential marker for early hemorrhagic transformation detection in ischemic stroke. In light of the distinctive effects of claudin-5 on the nervous system, we present the elaborate network of roles that claudin-5 plays in ischemic stroke...
February 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
Keisuke Nishiura, Naoki Ichikawa-Tomikawa, Kotaro Sugimoto, Yasuto Kunii, Korehito Kashiwagi, Mizuko Tanaka, Yuichi Yokoyama, Mizuki Hino, Takashi Sugino, Hirooki Yabe, Hitoshi Takahashi, Akiyoshi Kakita, Tetsuya Imura, Hideki Chiba
Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors; however, its pathogenesis remains largely unknown. Here, we focus on the endothelial tight-junction protein claudin-5 (CLDN5), because the CLDN5 gene is mapped to the schizophrenia-associated 22q11.2 deletion region, and a single nucleotide polymorphism in the CLDN5 locus is also linked to schizophrenia. We show, by RT-qPCR and immunohistochemistry, that the expressions of CLDN5 mRNA and protein are significantly increased and decreased, respectively, in the schizophrenic prefrontal cortex (PFC) compared with control PFC...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
Yuan Xiao, Wentao Yuan, Bo Yu, Yan Guo, Xu Xu, Xinqiong Wang, Yi Yu, Yi Yu, Biao Gong, Chundi Xu
OBJECTIVE: To identify causal mutations in certain genes in children with acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) or chronic pancreatitis (CP). STUDY DESIGN: After patients were enrolled (CP, 55; ARP, 14) and their clinical characteristics were investigated, we performed next-generation sequencing to detect nucleotide variations among the following 10 genes: cationic trypsinogen protease serine 1 (PRSS1), serine protease inhibitor, Kazal type 1 (SPINK1), cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR), chymotrypsin C (CTRC), calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), cathepsin B (CTSB), keratin 8 (KRT8), CLAUDIN 2 (CLDN2), carboxypeptidase A1 (CPA1), and ATPase type 8B member 1 (ATP8B1)...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
Tung-Hsia Liu, Ren-Hua Chung, Sheng-Chang Wang, Chiu-Ping Fang, Hsiao-Hui Tsou, Chia-Lung Shih, Hsiang-Wei Kuo, Yun Wang, Yu-Li Liu
We previously reported a high plasma chemokine interferon gamma-inducible protein 10 (IP-10) level and prolonged electrocardiography QT-interval in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients with HIV or HCV infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the genetic association of high plasma IP-10 level in the MMT patients. The gene-based and pathway-based association analyses were conducted using a genome-wide association study dataset in 344 MMT patients for identifying genes and pathways associated with plasma IP-10 level...
2017: PloS One
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