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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181132/anti-tgf%C3%AE-1-receptor-inhibitor-mediates-the-efficacy-of-the-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-liver-fibrosis-through-tgf%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway
#1
Ji Xuan, Wang Feng, Zheng-Tao An, Jian Yang, Hua-Bing Xu, Jing Li, Zhi-Fei Zhao, Wei Wen
The aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the anti-fibrosis potential of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) and further to explore some of its underlying mechanisms. Hepatic fibrosis mice model was induced by CCl4. Liver function parameters in serum and fibrosis-associated markers in tissues were detected. Moreover, SB-431542, an anti-TGFβ-1 receptor inhibitor, was employed in vitro to reveal the underlying mechanism of TGFβ-1/Smad pathway on hUC-MSCs against liver fibrosis...
February 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154170/tgf-%C3%AE-directly-activates-the-jak1-stat3-axis-to-induce-hepatic-fibrosis-in-coordination-with-smad-pathway
#2
Liu-Ya Tang, Mary Heller, ZhaoJing Meng, Li-Rong Yu, Yi Tang, Ming Zhou, Ying E Zhang
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signals through both SMAD and non-SMAD pathways to elicit a wide array of biological effects. Existing data have shown the association and coordination between STATs and SMADs in mediating TGF-β functions in hepatic cells, but it is not clear how STATs are activated under these circumstances. Here, we report that JAK1 is a constitutive TGFβRI binding protein and is absolutely required for phosphorylation of STATs in a SMADs-independent manner within minutes of TGF-β stimulation...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153731/positive-feedback-loop-of-yb-1-interacting-with-smad2-promotes-liver-fibrosis
#3
Panpan Xiong, Jun Zhang, Diannan Xu, Jie Zhu, Wenshuai Li, Jie Liu, Fei Liu
Y-box binding protein (YB-1), known as a multifunctional cellular protein in various biological processes, was recently reported to be associated with liver fibrosis. The critical role of TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway in stimulating the transcription of fibrotic genes in fibroblasts have already been identified, however, whether and how YB-1 modulated liver fibrosis via TGF-β/Smad signaling pathway remains largely unknown. In our previous study, we proved that ectopic TGF-β was associated with YB-1 expression...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147890/astragaloside-iv-synergizes-with-ferulic-acid-to-suppress-hepatic-stellate-cells-activation-in-vitro
#4
Haiying Dong, Hongyan Guo, Yini Liang, Xing Wang, Yingcai Niu
Because hepatic fibrosis usually involves more than one pathological process, combination therapy with modalities that target aberrant signaling cascade in activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) represents an alternative strategy. This study evaluates the hypothesis that astragaloside IV (AS-IV) and ferulic acid (FA) synergize to inhibit HSCs activation via simultaneous activating nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and blocking transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) pathways. The combination of FA and AS-IV, hereafter referred to as the AS-IV/FA, at suboptimal concentrations synergistically inhibited HSCs activation, as measured by expressions of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), collagen α type I (Col I), and fibronectin...
February 1, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115038/identification-of-mfge8-in-mesenchymal-stem-cell-secretome-as-an-anti-fibrotic-factor-in-liver-fibrosis
#5
Yu Jin Jang, Su Yeon An, Jong-Hoon Kim
Beneficial paracrine roles of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in tissue repairs promise potential therapeutic strategies against different diseases. However, key therapeutic factors secreted from MSCs and their exact molecular mechanisms of action are not well defined. We found that the cell-free secretome of umbilical cord-derived MSCs had significant anti-fibrotic activity in mouse models of liver fibrosis. Our study demonstrated that the reduction in fibrosis was achieved by perturbing hepatic stellate cell activation by directly inhibiting TGFβ/Smad-signaling...
January 24, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086769/effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
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Mohamed M Hafez, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F El-Khadragy, Zeinab K Hassan, Salim S Al Rejaie, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Naif O Al-Harbi, Khalid A Al-Hosaini, Mohamed M Al-Harbi, Ali R Alhoshani, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Shakir Dekhal Alsharari
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases are major global health problems. Ginseng extract has antioxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effect of ginseng extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group, ginseng group, CCl4 group and CCl4 + ginseng group. Liver injury was induced by the intraperitoneal (I.P) injection of 3 ml/kg CCl4 (30% in olive oil) weekly for 8 weeks...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991776/capsaicin-inhibits-dimethylnitrosamine-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway-via-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-activation
#7
Jae Ho Choi, Sun Woo Jin, Chul Yung Choi, Hyung Gyun Kim, Gi Ho Lee, Yong An Kim, Young Chul Chung, Hye Gwang Jeong
Capsaicin (CPS) exerts many pharmacological effects, but any possible influence on liver fibrosis remains unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the inhibitory effects of CPS on dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) and TGF-β1-induced liver fibrosis in rats and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). CPS inhibited DMN-induced hepatotoxicity, NF-κB activation, and collagen accumulation. CPS also suppressed the DMN-induced increases in α-SMA, collagen type I, MMP-2, and TNF-α. In addition, CPS inhibited DMN-induced TGF-β1 expression (from 2...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990439/effect-of-exogenous-fetuin-a-on-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
#8
Yulai Zhou, Shuang Yang, Pan Zhang
Objective. To explore the effects of low concentration of exogenous fetuin-A intervention on TGF-β1 induced LX2 cells through detection of the expression of mRNA and protein of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7. Methods. MTT assay was used to detect the LX2 cells proliferation and the regression equation calculating software was applied to determine IC50 of fetuin-A. RT-PCR was used to determine the relative content of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7 mRNA in LX2 cells. Western blot was used to detect the LX2 cells relative content of Smad2, Smad3, Smad7 protein expression, respectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956229/milk-fat-globule-egf-factor-8-secreted-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-protects-against-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
#9
Su Yeon An, Yu Jin Jang, Hee-Joung Lim, Jiyou Han, Jaehun Lee, Gyunggyu Lee, Ji Young Park, Seo-Young Park, Ji Hyang Kim, Byung-Rok Do, Chugseong Han, Hee-Kyung Park, Ok-Hee Kim, Myeong Jun Song, Say-June Kim, Jong-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) mediate tissue repair and might be used to prevent or reduce liver fibrosis. However, little is known about the anti-fibrotic factors secreted from MSCs or their mechanisms. METHODS: Umbilical cord-derived MSCs (UCMSCs) were differentiated into hepatocyte-like cells (hpUCMSCs), medium was collected, and secretome proteins were identified and quantified using nanochip-liquid chromatography/quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
December 9, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922109/regulation-of-hepcidin-expression-by-inflammation-induced-activin-b
#10
Yohei Kanamori, Makoto Sugiyama, Osamu Hashimoto, Masaru Murakami, Tohru Matsui, Masayuki Funaba
Activin B is induced in response to inflammation in the liver and enhances hepcidin expression, but the source of activin B and the molecular mechanism underlying hepcidin induction are not clear yet. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation induced inhibin βB but not inhibin α or inhibin βA expression in the liver, implicating activin B induction. Immunoreactive inhibin βB was detected in endothelial cells and Kupffer cells in LPS-treated liver. Activin B, but not activin A or activin AB, directly increased hepcidin expression...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876602/genistein-attenuates-d-galn-induced-liver-fibrosis-chronic-liver-damage-in-rats-by-blocking-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
#11
Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Mohammad Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Genistein is a major isoflavonoid abundantly found in soy. Earlier genistein has been reported to possess protective effect against a multitude of disorders including cancer. Previously we demonstrated the protective effects of Genistein in d-Galactosamine (D-GalN) induced fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in rats. In present study, we evaluated the hepatoprotective activity of Genistein in rat model of chronic liver damage and liver fibrosis. METHODS: Liver fibrosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (250 mg/kg BW) twice a week for 12 weeks...
January 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775690/knockout-of-microrna-21-reduces-biliary-hyperplasia-and-liver-fibrosis-in-cholestatic-bile-duct-ligated-mice
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Lindsey L Kennedy, Fanyin Meng, Julie K Venter, Tianhao Zhou, Walker A Karstens, Laura A Hargrove, Nan Wu, Konstantina Kyritsi, John Greene, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Shannon S Glaser, Heather L Francis, Gianfranco Alpini
Cholestasis is a condition that leads to chronic hepatobiliary inflammation, fibrosis, and eventually cirrhosis. Many microRNAs (miRs) are known to have a role in fibrosis progression; however, the role of miR-21 during cholestasis remains unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the role of miR-21 during cholestasis-induced biliary hyperplasia and hepatic fibrosis. Wild-type (WT) and miR-21(-/-) mice underwent Sham or bile duct ligation (BDL) for 1 week, before evaluating liver histology, biliary proliferation, hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation, fibrotic response, and small mothers against decapentaplegic 7 (Smad-7) expression...
December 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756878/plumbagin-protects-liver-against-fulminant-hepatic-failure-and-chronic-liver-fibrosis-via-inhibiting-inflammation-and-collagen-production
#13
Huafeng Wang, Huan Zhang, Yuqing Zhang, Dan Wang, Xixi Cheng, Fengrui Yang, Qi Zhang, Zhenyi Xue, Yan Li, Lijuan Zhang, Luhong Yang, Guolin Miao, Daiqing Li, Zhiyu Guan, Yurong Da, Zhi Yao, Fei Gao, Liang Qiao, Li Kong, Rongxin Zhang
Plumbagin is a quinonoid constituent extracted from Plumbago genus, and it exhibits diverse pharmacological effects. This study thoroughly investigated the effects of plumbagin on thioacetamide-induced acute and chronic liver injury. Results shown that plumbagin increased survival rate, reduced liver congestion and inflammation, and decreased macrophages and neutrophils in the fulminant hepatic failure model, and remarkably diminished liver fibrosis and inflammation in the chronic liver injury model. Furthermore, plumbagin significantly suppress the HSCs/myofibroblasts activation by reduced expression of markers α-SMA and COL-1/3, and reduced macrophage in liver...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711215/heparanase-overexpression-reduces-hepcidin-expression-affects-iron-homeostasis-and-alters-the-response-to-inflammation
#14
Michela Asperti, Tanja Stuemler, Maura Poli, Magdalena Gryzik, Lena Lifshitz, Esther G Meyron-Holtz, Israel Vlodavsky, Paolo Arosio
Hepcidin is the key regulator of systemic iron availability that acts by controlling the degradation of the iron exporter ferroportin. It is expressed mainly in the liver and regulated by iron, inflammation, erythropoiesis and hypoxia. The various agents that control its expression act mainly via the BMP6/SMAD signaling pathway. Among them are exogenous heparins, which are strong hepcidin repressors with a mechanism of action not fully understood but that may involve the competition with the structurally similar endogenous Heparan Sulfates (HS)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693511/infection-of-hepatocytes-with-hcv-increases-cell-surface-levels-of-heparan-sulfate-proteoglycans-uptake-of-cholesterol-and-lipoprotein-and-virus-entry-by-up-regulating-smad6-and-smad7
#15
Fang Zhang, Catherine Sodroski, Helen Cha, Qisheng Li, T Jake Liang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The signaling molecule and transcriptional regulator SMAD6, which inhibits the transforming growth factor β signaling pathway, is required for infection of hepatocytes by hepatitis C virus (HCV). We investigated the mechanisms by which SMAD6 and another inhibitory SMAD (SMAD7) promote HCV infection in human hepatoma cells and hepatocytes. METHODS: We infected Huh7 and Huh7.5.1 cells and primary human hepatocytes with Japanese fulminant hepatitis-1 (JFH1) HCV cell culture system (HCVcc)...
January 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660075/hnf-4alpha-negatively-regulates-hepcidin-expression-through-bmpr1a-in-hepg2-cells
#16
Wencai Shi, Heyang Wang, Xuan Zheng, Xin Jiang, Zheng Xu, Hui Shen, Min Li
Hepcidin synthesis is reported to be inadequate according to the body iron store in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) undergoing hepatic iron overload (HIO). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We hypothesize that hepatocyte nuclear factor-4α (HNF-4α) may negatively regulate hepcidin expression and contribute to hepcidin deficiency in NAFLD patients. The effect of HNF-4α on hepcidin expression was observed by transfecting specific HNF-4α small interfering RNA (siRNA) or plasmids into HepG2 cells...
September 23, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633729/anti-hepatic-fibrosis-effects-of-a-novel-turtle-shell-decoction-by-inhibiting-hepatic-stellate-cell-proliferation-and-blocking-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-pathway-in-rats
#17
Ganping Bai, Guohe Yan, Guojian Wang, Ping Wan, Ronghua Zhang
Hepatic fibrosis (HF), a wound-healing response to a variety of chronic stimuli, is characterized by the excessive synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins by hepatic stellate cells (HSC) and eventually the development of hepatic cirrhosis. Turtle shell pill (TSP) is a common traditional Chinese medicine used for preventing and treating HF and early hepatic cirrhosis, but its side-effects and the shortage of ingredients limit its clinical application. In addition, its mechanism of action is not clear...
November 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632915/lower-hepatic-iron-storage-associated-with-obesity-in-mice-can-be-restored-by-decreasing-body-fat-mass-through-feeding-a-low-fat-diet
#18
Hak Chung, Dayong Wu, Donald Smith, Simin Nikbin Meydani, Sung Nim Han
High-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity has been reported to result in low hepatic iron storage. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that these obesity-related changes in hepatic iron status could be reversed by decreasing adiposity by feeding a low-fat diet. Five-week-old C57BL/6 mice were assigned to 3 groups: the LL group was fed a control diet for 31 weeks, the HH group was fed a HFD for 31 weeks, and the HL group was fed the HFD for 15 weeks and then switched to the control diet for 16 weeks. The fat mass of the HL group decreased by 3...
September 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602086/mir-10a-improves-hepatic-fibrosis-by-regulating-the-tgf%C3%AE-l-smads-signal-transduction-pathway
#19
Guangyao Zhou, Wei Lin, Peipei Fang, Xiuzhen Lin, Lu Zhuge, Zhiqiu Hu, Lingxiang Jin
The aim of the present study was to examine the expression variation of the mouse hepatic fibrosis tissue transforming growth factor (TGF)-βl/Smads signal transduction pathway and its correlation with progression of hepatic fibrosis. The promotion effect of microRNA (miR)-10a on hepatic fibrosis and its possible mechanism was also assessed. Forty healthy female 8-week-old C57BL6/J mice were randomly divided into the control group (intraperitoneal injection of 5 µl/g normal saline, twice per week for 8 weeks) and the hepatic fibrosis group (intraperitoneal injection of 5 µl/g 10% CCI4 olive oil, twice per week for 8 weeks), with 20 mice per group...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551308/vitamin-a-deficiency-modulates-iron-metabolism-independent-of-hemojuvelin-hfe2-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-6-bmp6-transcript-levels
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Juliana Frossard Ribeiro Mendes, Egle Machado de Almeida Siqueira, João Gabriel Marques de Brito E Silva, Sandra Fernandes Arruda
BACKGROUND: Considering that vitamin A deficiency modulates hepcidin expression and consequently affects iron metabolism, we evaluated the effect of vitamin A deficiency in the expression of genes involved in the hemojuvelin (HJV)-bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6)-small mothers against decapentaplegic protein (SMAD) signaling pathway. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were treated: control AIN-93G diet (CT), vitamin A-deficient diet (VAD), iron-deficient diet (FeD), vitamin A- and iron-deficient diet (VAFeD), or 12 mg all-trans retinoic acid (atRA)/kg diet...
2016: Genes & Nutrition
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