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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332347/genetically-engineered-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-co-expressing-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-10-inhibit-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-modulating-mapk-pathway
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Hao Wang, Jun Wang, Xiaolei Shi, Yitao Ding
PURPOSE: One of the major challenges in delivering cytokines for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the mode of delivery. This study hypothesized that genetically engineered bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) co-expressing IFN-γ and IL-10 can serve as a potential therapeutic strategy in the treatment of HCC by inhibiting cell proliferation. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=5, 200-250 g) for BMSCs isolation and Nude/SCID mice (n=35,12-20g) to develop liver cancer xenograft model were used...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330470/%C3%AE-ecdysterone-protects-sh-sy5y-cells-against-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-apoptosis-via-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-akt-associated-complementary-pathways
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Tianjiao Xu, Chengu Niu, Xiaojie Zhang, Miaoxian Dong
Recently, the significantly higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in women than in men has been attributed to the loss of neuroprotective estrogen after menopause. Does phytoestrogen have the ability to protect against amyloid-β (Aβ) toxicity? The aim of this study was to evaluate hypothesis that β-ecdysterone (β-Ecd) protects SH-SY5Y cells from Aβ-induced apoptosis by separate signaling pathways involving protein kinase B (Akt) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK). Here, we demonstrate that phytoestrogen β-Ecd inhibits Aβ-triggered mitochondrial apoptotic pathway, as indicated by Bcl-2/Bax ratio elevation, cytochrome c (cyt c) release reduction, and caspase-9 inactivation...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330061/forsythoside-a-inhibited-s-aureus-stimulated-inflammatory-response-in-primary-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#3
Jiali Zhang, Yue Zhang, Hailong Huang, Haiwei Zhang, Wei Lu, Guoqun Fu, Yunzhang Zhu
Forsythoside A (FTA), the major bioactive component extracted from Forsythiae fructus, has multiple biological properties especially anti-inflammatory property. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a Gram-positive organism, is one of most common pathogens that cause bovine mastitis. This study evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of FTA in S. aureus-stimulated primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMEC). Primary bovine mammary epithelial cells were isolated from the mammary tissue of lactating cows and identified as bMEC...
January 9, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329586/il-33-st2-signaling-contributes-to-radicular-pain-by-modulating-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-inflammatory-mediator-expression-in-the-spinal-cord-in-rat-models-of-noncompressive-lumber-disk-herniation
#4
Si-Jian Huang, Jian-Qin Yan, Hui Luo, Lu-Yao Zhou, Jian-Gang Luo
BACKGROUND: Immune and inflammatory responses occurring in the spinal cord play a pivotal role in the progression of radicular pain caused by intervertebral disk herniation. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) orchestrates inflammatory responses in a wide range of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the nervous system. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the expression of IL-33 and its receptor ST2 in the dorsal spinal cord and to elucidate whether the inhibition of spinal IL-33 expression significantly attenuates pain-related behaviors in rat models of noncompressive lumbar disc herniation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329279/diosgenin-protects-rats-from-myocardial-inflammatory-injury-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion
#5
Hong-Wei Wang, Hua-Jin Liu, Hua Cao, Zeng-Yong Qiao, Ya-Wei Xu
BACKGROUND Diosgenin, a phytosteroid sapogenin, has anti-inflammatory properties shown to reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI). However, the specific mechanism by which this is achieved is not clear. This study investigated the protective effects of diosgenin on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and the potential anti-inflammatory mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Healthy adult male SD rats, body weight (b.w.) 250-280 g, were used to model ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and were administered diosgenin (50 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg b...
January 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328482/cytisine-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-caused-by-calcium-overload-in-hepg2-cells
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Lei Yu, Bo Jiang, Zhifeng Chen, Xin Wang, Dongxue Shang, Xiaopo Zhang, Yongxue Sun, Jinghui Yang, Yubin Ji
Cytisine, a quinolizidine alkaloid, is one of the major bioactive components found in the small tree Sophora Alopecuraides L., and is a traditional Chinese medicine that is used for treating hepatitis and liver cancer. In the 1960s, quinolizidine alkaloids were reported to exhibit inhibitory effects on tumour cell proliferation in several types of cancer cells. However, few studies have investigated the effect of cytisine on liver cancer. Our team confirmed that cytisine induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells via a mitochondrial pathway...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328481/ttf1%C3%A2-np-induces-protective-autophagy-during-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-akt-mtor-pathway-and-activating-jnk-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
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Xuan Zhang, Meilan Zhang, Bin Xiao, Wenjun Jiao, Silin Zhang, Xuewu Zhang
TTF1‑NP is a flavonoid nanoparticle based on 5,2',4'‑trihydroxy‑6,7,5'‑trimethoxyflavone (TTF1), which is derived from the medicinal plant Sorbaria sorbifolia that grows in the Changbai Mountain. We previously demonstrated antitumor effects of TTF1‑NP in human hepatoma including induction of apoptosis and inhibition of angiogenesis, migration and invasion. Herein, we examined the effects of TTF1‑NP on autophagy and its relationship with apoptosis, and explored potential underlying mechanisms in human hepatoma cell lines...
January 5, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328382/propofol-postconditioning-protects-h9c2-cells-from-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-inducing-autophagy-via-the-sapk-jnk-pathway
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Hao Li, Xuan Zhang, Jian Tan, Li Sun, Long-He Xu, Yu-Ge Jiang, Jing-Sheng Lou, Xue-Yin Shi, Wei-Dong Mi
Propofol postconditioning (P‑PostC) offers cardioprotection in mice, and the upregulation of autophagy protects cardiac cells against ischemia/reperfusion injury. The present study aimed to examine the effects of P‑PostC on the induction of autophagy and its potential roles in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury. Rat heart‑derived H9c2 cells were exposed to H/R, comprising 6 h of hypoxia followed by 4 h of reoxygenation, as well as postconditioning with various concentrations of propofol at the onset of reperfusion...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326072/novel-1-4-naphthoquinone-derivatives-induce-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-p38-mapk-akt-and-stat3-signaling-in-human-hepatoma-hep3b-cells
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Chang Liu, Gui-Nan Shen, Ying-Hua Luo, Xian-Ji Piao, Xue-Yuan Jiang, Ling-Qi Meng, Yue Wang, Yi Zhang, Jia-Ru Wang, Hao Wang, Wan-Ting Xu, Jin-Qian Li, Yang Liu, Yi-Qin Wu, Hu-Nan Sun, Ying-Hao Han, Mei-Hua Jin, Yu-Dong Cui, Nan-Zhu Fang, Cheng-Hao Jin
1,4-Naphthoquinone and its derivatives have shown some efficacy as therapeutic compounds for cancer and inflammation, though their clinical application is limited by their side-effects. To reduce the toxicity of these compounds and optimize their effects, we synthesized two 1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives-2-butylsulfinyl- 1,4-naphthoquinone (BSNQ) and 2-octylsulfinyl-1,4-naphthoquinone (OSNQ)-and investigated their effects and underlying mechanisms in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. BSNQ and OSNQ decreased cell viability and significantly induced apoptosis, accompanied by the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323736/mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathways-regulate-the-expression-of-mirna-let-7f-in-human-endocervical-epithelial-cells
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Kanchana K Ayyar, Kvr Reddy
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) mediate post-transcriptional gene suppression and are a critical component of the complex regulatory networks in epithelial immune responses. Transcription of miRNA genes in epithelial cells can be elaborately controlled through Toll-like receptors (TLRs), and associated nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, leading to nuclear transcription factor associated-transactivation and transrepression of miRNAs. MiRNA, let-7f is involved in the regulation of innate immune responses post TLR3 stimulation in human endocervical cells (End1/E6E7) and decreased let-7f is associated with poor immune activation...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323338/ulinastatin-attenuates-lps-induced-inflammation-in-mouse-macrophage-raw264-7-cells-by-inhibiting-the-jnk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-activating-the-pi3k-akt-nrf2-pathway
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Si-Tong Li, Qi Dai, Shu-Xian Zhang, Ya-Jun Liu, Qiu-Qiong Yu, Fei Tan, Shu-Hong Lu, Quan Wang, Jian-Wen Chen, He-Qing Huang, Pei-Qing Liu, Min Li
Ulinastatin (UTI) is a broad-spectrum serine protease inhibitor isolated and purified from human urine with strong anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective actions, which is widely used for the treatment of various diseases, such as pancreatitis and sepsis. Although the therapeutic effects of UTI are reported to be associated with a variety of mechanisms, the signaling pathways mediating the anti-inflammatory action of UTI remain to be elucidated. In the present study we carried out a systematic study on the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative mechanisms of UTI and their relationships in LPS-treated RAW264...
January 11, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323257/dengue-virus-induced-er-stress-is-required-for-autophagy-activation-viral-replication-and-pathogenesis-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ying-Ray Lee, Szu-Han Kuo, Ching-Yen Lin, Po-Jung Fu, Yee-Shin Lin, Trai-Ming Yeh, Hsiao-Sheng Liu
Dengue virus (DENV) utilizes the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) for replication and assembling. Accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER lumen leads to ER stress and unfolded protein response (UPR). Three branches of UPRs temporally modulated DENV infection. Moreover, ER stress can also induce autophagy. DENV infection induces autophagy which plays a promotive role in viral replication has been reported. However, the role of ER stress in DENV-induced autophagy, viral titer, and pathogenesis remain unclear. Here, we reveal that ER stress and its downstream UPRs are indispensable for DENV-induced autophagy in various human cells...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323102/propionibacterium-acnes-induces-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-by-promoting-nucleus-pulposus-cell-apoptosis-via-the-tlr2-jnk-mitochondrial-mediated-pathway
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Yazhou Lin, Yucheng Jiao, Ye Yuan, Zezhu Zhou, Yuehuan Zheng, Jiaqi Xiao, Changwei Li, Zhe Chen, Peng Cao
Evidence suggests that intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) can be induced by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), although the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we analyzed the pathological changes in degenerated human intervertebral discs (IVDs) infected with P. acnes. Compared with P. acnes-negative samples, P. acnes-positive IVDs showed increased apoptosis of nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) concomitant with severe IVDD. Then, a P. acnes-inoculated IVD animal model was established, and severe IVDD was induced by P...
January 10, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323050/long-non-coding-rna-nonmmug014387-promotes-schwann-cell-proliferation-after-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Bin Pan, Zhong-Ju Shi, Jia-Yin Yan, Jia-He Li, Shi-Qing Feng
Schwann cells play a critical role in peripheral nerve regeneration through dedifferentiation and proliferation. In a previous study, we performed microarray analysis of the sciatic nerve after injury. Accordingly, we predicted that long non-coding RNA NONMMUG014387 may promote Schwann cell proliferation after peripheral nerve injury, as bioinformatic analysis revealed that the target gene of NONMMUG014387 was collagen triple helix repeat containing 1 (Cthrc1). Cthrc1 may promote cell proliferation in a variety of cells by activating Wnt/PCP signaling...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322133/anti-fibrotic-activity-of-polyphenol-enriched-sugarcane-extract-in-rats-via-inhibition-of-p38-and-jnk-phosphorylation
#15
Liwen Wang, Min-Hsiung Pan, Chih-Yu Lo, Hui Zhao, Shiming Li, Chi-Tang Ho, Guliang Yang
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.), which is one of the most important sources of sugar, is also rich in polyphenolic compounds. In this study, polyphenols from sugarcane were extracted, and the dominant component was characterized quantitatively via HPLC to be (-)-epicatechin. Fibrosis occurs in many organs and is associated with severe tissue damage. Liver fibrosis is the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins and advanced liver fibrosis, resulting in cirrhosis, liver failure and portal hypertension...
January 11, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321004/rcc2-over-expression-in-tumor-cells-alters-apoptosis-and-drug-sensitivity-by-regulating-rac1-activation
#16
Nan Wu, Dong Ren, Su Li, Wenli Ma, Shaoyan Hu, Yan Jin, Sheng Xiao
BACKGROUND: Small GTP binding protein Rac1 is a component of NADPH oxidases and is essential for superoxide-induced cell death. Rac1 is activated by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs), and this activation can be blocked by regulator of chromosome condensation 2 (RCC2), which binds the switch regions of Rac1 to prevent access from GEFs. METHODS: Three cancer cell lines with up- or down-regulation of RCC2 were used to evaluate cell proliferation, apoptosis, Rac1 signaling and sensitivity to a group of nine chemotherapeutic drugs...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319180/wisp1-promotes-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-skeletal-muscle-insulin-resistance-via-tlr4-jnk-signaling
#17
Tae Woo Jung, Changmuk Kang, Jiwon Goh, Soo In Chae, Hyoung-Chun Kim, Tae Jin Lee, A M Abd El-Aty, Ji Hoon Jeong
Wnt1-inducible signaling pathway protein-1 (WISP1) is a Cyr61/CTGF/NOV (CCN) family matricellular protein involved in adipogenesis and low-grade inflammation in obesity. However, the roles of WISP1 in hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle remain elusive. Mouse primary hepatocytes and differentiated mouse skeletal muscle cells (C2C12) were treated with various concentrations of WISP1 and the functions and signaling pathways were analyzed by Western blot analysis. In vivo transfection for WISP1 knockdown was also performed to examine the effects of WISP1 on hepatic steatosis and skeletal muscle insulin resistance...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318480/rosmarinic-acid-mitigates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neuroinflammatory-responses-through-the-inhibition-of-tlr4-and-cd14-expression-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#18
Yicong Wei, Jianxiong Chen, Yonghong Hu, Wei Lu, Xiaoqin Zhang, Ruiguo Wang, Kedan Chu
The excessive activation of microglia plays a key role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The neuroprotective properties of rosmarinic acid have been reported in a variety of disease models both in vitro and in vivo; however, the mechanism underlying its anti-neuroinflammatory activity has not been clearly elucidated. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of rosmarinic acid in conditions of neuroinflammatory injury in vitro and in vivo. The results indicated that rosmarinic acid reduced the expression of CD11b, a marker of microglia and macrophages, in the brain and dramatically inhibited the levels of inflammatory cytokines and mediators, such as TNFα, IL-6, IL-1β, COX-2, and iNOS, in a dose-dependent manner both in vitro and in vivo...
January 9, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317250/arctigenin-protects-against-ultraviolet-a-induced-damage-to-stemness-through-inhibition-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-pathway
#19
See-Hyoung Park, Jae Youl Cho, Sae Woong Oh, Mingyeong Kang, Seung Eun Lee, Ju Ah Yoo, Kwangseon Jung, Jienny Lee, Sang Yeol Lee, Jongsung Lee
The stemness of stem cells is negatively affected by ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation. This study was performed to examine the effects of arctigenin on UVA-irradiation-induced damage to the stemness of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) derived from adipose tissue. The mechanisms of action of arctigenin were also investigated. A BrdU-incorporation assay demonstrated that arctigenin attenuated the UVA-induced reduction of the cellular proliferative potential. Arctigenin also increased the UVA-induced reduction in stemness of hMSCs by upregulating stemness-related genes such as SOX2, OCT4, and NANOG...
January 6, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316840/protective-effect-of-motiliperm-in-varicocele-induced-oxidative-injury-in-rat-testis-by-activating-phosphorylated-inositol-requiring-kinase-1%C3%AE-p-ire1%C3%AE-and-phosphorylated-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-p-jnk-pathways
#20
Kiran Kumar Soni, Li Tao Zhang, Bo Ram Choi, Keshab Kumar Karna, Jae Hyung You, Yu Seob Shin, Sung Won Lee, Chul Young Kim, Chen Zhao, Han-Jung Chae, Hye Kyung Kim, Jong Kwan Park
CONTEXT: MOTILIPERM was prepared as a mixture of extracts of three medicinal herbs [roots of Morinda officinalis How (Rubiaceae), outer scales of Allium cepa L. (Liliaceae) and seeds of Cuscuta chinensis Lamark (Convolvulaceae)]. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-based endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in a rat model of varicocele and the therapeutic efficacy of MOTILIPERM in this model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty male rats were divided into five experimental groups: a normal control group (CTR + vehicle), a control group administered MOTILIPERM 200 mg/kg (CTR + M 200), a varicocele-induced control group (VC + vehicle) and two varicocele-induced groups administered MOTILIPERM 100 (VC + M 100) or 200 (VC + M 200) mg/kg for 4 weeks...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
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