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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812968/jnk-pathway-in-osteoarthritis-pathological-and-therapeutic-aspects
#1
Hong-Xing Ge, Fu-Man Zou, Yan Li, An-Min Liu, Min Tu
CONTEXT: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common chronic degenerative joint disease resulting in physical disability and reduced quality of life. Different biochemical signaling pathways are involved in the progression of OA, including the c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) signal transduction pathway. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we have reviewed the recent updates on the association of JNK pathway with OA. METHODS: In this review, we have explored the databases like PubMed, Google Scholar, Medline, Scopus, etc...
October 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810654/roles-of-p38-and-jnk-protein-kinase-pathways-activated-by-compound-cantharidin-capsules-containing-serum-on-proliferation-inhibition-and-apoptosis-of-human-gastric-cancer-cell-line
#2
Yonghao Sun, Dejuan Zhang, Mao Mao, Yangping Lu, Ning Jiao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of compound cantharides capsules (CCCs) on the viability and apoptosis of human gastric cancer cell lines, BGC-823 and SGC-7901, and to detect its regulation of gene expression levels, as well as its inhibition mechanisms. Each cell line was grouped into a control group, CCC serum group, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) group, combination therapy group (CCC serum + 5-FU) and serum control group. Growth curves were measured and flow cytometry was used to detect cell apoptosis and cell viability...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810254/insulin-influences-lps-induced-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-release-through-distinct-pathways-in-mouse-macrophages-from-different-compartments
#3
Fernando H G Tessaro, Thais S Ayala, Eduardo L Nolasco, Leonardo M Bella, Joilson O Martins
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic subjects are more susceptible to infections, which is partially due to insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia. We hypothesized that insulin influences cytokine release by macrophages from diabetic C57BL/6 mice stimulated with lipopolysaccharides (LPS). METHODS: Bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM) and tissue-specific macrophages from diabetic (alloxan 60 mg/kg, i.v.) male C57BL/6 mice were stimulated by LPS (100 ng/mL) and/or treated by insulin (1 mU/mL)...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808034/feedback-amplification-loop-drives-malignant-growth-in-epithelial-tissues
#4
Mariana Muzzopappa, Lada Murcia, Marco Milán
Interactions between cells bearing oncogenic mutations and the surrounding microenvironment, and cooperation between clonally distinct cell populations, can contribute to the growth and malignancy of epithelial tumors. The genetic techniques available in Drosophila have contributed to identify important roles of the TNF-α ligand Eiger and mitogenic molecules in mediating these interactions during the early steps of tumor formation. Here we unravel the existence of a tumor-intrinsic-and microenvironment-independent-self-reinforcement mechanism that drives tumor initiation and growth in an Eiger-independent manner...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807789/the-expression-of-erk-and-jnk-in-patients-with-an-endemic-osteochondropathy-kashin-beck-disease
#5
XiaoXia Dai, RuiXia Song, YongMin Xiong
Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is a chronic, endemic osteochondropathy. Its etiopathogenesis is still obscure until now. Epidemiological observation has shown that low selenium play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of KBD. Extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) and C-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), members of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) superfamily, play an important role in cell proliferation and differentiation. Nuclear factor-ĸB (NF-ĸB), an important signaling mediator for inflammatory and immune responses, is involved in the regulation of osteoclastogenesis...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806729/erk2-and-jnk1-contribute-to-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-il-8-expression-in-synovial-fibroblasts
#6
Shinichi Namba, Rei Nakano, Taku Kitanaka, Nanako Kitanaka, Tomohiro Nakayama, Hiroshi Sugiya
Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) induces the expression and secretion of interleukin 8 (IL-8), which contributes to synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To elucidate the mechanism of the onset of RA, we used synovial fibroblasts without autoimmune inflammatory diseases and investigated MAPK signaling pathways in TNF-α-induced IL-8 expression. Synovial fibroblasts isolated from healthy dogs were characterized by flow cytometry, which were positive for the fibroblast markers CD29, CD44, and CD90 but negative for the hematopoietic cell markers CD14, CD34, CD45, and HLA-DR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803836/methionine-sulfoxide-reductase-a-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-septic-shock-via-negative-regulation-of-the-proinflammatory-responses
#7
Mahendra Pratap Singh, Ki Young Kim, Geun-Hee Kwak, Suk-Hwan Baek, Hwa-Young Kim
Methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA) is a major antioxidant enzyme that specifically catalyzes the reduction of methionine S-sulfoxide. In this study, we used MsrA gene-knockout (MsrA(-/-)) mice and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) to investigate the role of MsrA in the regulation of inflammatory responses induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). MsrA(-/-) mice were more susceptible to LPS-induced lethal shock than wild-type (MsrA(+/+)) mice. Serum levels of the proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 and TNF-α induced by LPS were higher in MsrA(-/-) than in MsrA(+/+) mice...
August 10, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803608/identification-of-simvastatin-regulated-targets-associated-with-jnk-activation-in-du145-human-prostate-cancer-cell-death-signaling
#8
Eun Joo Jung, Ky Hyun Chung, Choong Won Kim
In this study, our results showed that the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation was associated with the enhancement of docetaxel-induced cytotoxicity by simvastatin in DU145 human prostate cancer cells. To better understand the basic molecular mechanisms, we investigated simvastatin-regulated targets during simvastatin-induced cell death in DU145 cells using two-dimensional (2D) proteomic analysis. Thus, vimentin, Ras-related protein Rab-1B (RAB1B), cytoplasmic hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA synthase (cHMGCS), thioredoxin domain-containing protein 5 (TXNDC5), heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein K (hnRNP K), N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) and isopentenyl-diphosphate Delta-isomerase 1 (IDI1) protein spots were identified as simvastatin-regulated targets involved in DU145 cell death signaling pathways...
August 11, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803158/balasubramide-derivative-3c-modulates-microglia-activation-via-camkk%C3%AE-dependent-ampk-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway-in-neuroinflammatory-conditions
#9
Yunjie Wang, Wenchen Ruan, Junru Mi, Jingzi Xu, Haojie Wang, Zhengyu Cao, Juan M Saavedra, Luyong Zhang, Hansen Lin, Tao Pang
Neuroinflammation plays a vital role in the pathological process of cerebral ischemic stroke, but currently there is no effective treatment. After ischemia, microglia-produced proinflammatory mediator expression contributes to the aggravation of neuroinflammation, while anti-inflammatory activation of microglia develops an anti-neuroinflammatory effect via secretion of anti-inflammatory factor. Promoting the anti-inflammatory activation of microglia might be an effective treatment of stroke. Previously, we discovered one derivative of the natural product (+)-balasubramide, compound 3C, that exhibits a remarkably anti-neuroinflammatory effect in vitro with unknown mechanisms...
August 9, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801998/resistin-like-molecule-beta-relm-%C3%AE-regulates-proliferation-of-human-diabetic-nephropathy-mesangial-cells-via-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-mapk-signaling-pathway
#10
Yun-Qian Wang, Cong-Cong Fan, Bao-Ping Chen, Jun Shi
BACKGROUND Resistin-like molecule beta (RELM-β) has been reported to be associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, the role of RELM-β in DN is poorly understood. This study was conducted to delineate the underlying mechanisms of action and to investigate the role of RELM-β in the primitive development of DN via MAPK signaling pathways. MATERIAL AND METHODS Lentivirus-mediated vectors and RNAi technology were used to establish the model of RELM-β up-regulated and down-regulated expression in human mesangial cells (HMCs)...
August 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801533/glibenclamide-induces-apoptosis-by-activating-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-jnk-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#11
Bin Yan, Zhiyong Peng, Xiao Xing, Du Chunling
Glibenclamide (Gli) is a widely employed drug in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and many lines of evidence has described its anti-tumoral effects in some neoplasms. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Gli on apoptosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and to analyze the underlying pathway involved in this action. Two HCC cell lines, HepG-2 and Huh7 were used as the cell models. We found that Gli treatment significantly inhibited cell viability, induced a significant cell-cycle arrest in G2/M phase and induced apoptosis in both HepG-2 and Huh7 cells...
August 11, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801290/-quinalizarin-induces-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer-ags-cells-via-mapk-and-akt-signaling-pathway
#12
Chang Liu, Ying-Hua Luo, Xian-Ji Piao, Yue Wang, Ling-Qi Meng, Hao Wang, Jia-Ru Wang, Yi Zhang, Jin-Qian Li, Cheng-Hao Jin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate quinalizarin-induced apoptosis in gastric cancer cells in vitro and explore the molecular mechanisms. METHODS: MTT assay was used to determine the cytotoxic effects of quinalizarin on human gastric cancer AGS, MKN-28 and MKN-45 cells. Annexin V-FITC/PI staining and flow cytometry were used to assess quinalizarin-induced apoptosis in AGS cells and its effect on intracellular ROS levels; the expression levels of apoptotic proteins in the cells were determined with Western blotting...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801140/the-therapeutic-effects-of-longikaurin-a-a-natural-ent-kauranoid-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-depend-on-ros-accumulation-and-jnk-p38-mapk-activation
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Yun Che, Jingnan Wang, Zuyang Yuan, Yuan Li, Zhiliang Lu, Zhirong Zhang, Jinyao Zhang, Jun Wan, Handong Sun, Zhaoli Chen, Jianxin Pu, Jie He
Effective treatments for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), one of the most common cancers in China, are lacking. Longikaurin A (LK-A), an ent-kauranoid diterpenoid isolated from Isodon ternifolius, has been shown to have potent cytotoxic effects on ESCC cells both in vivo and in vitro, mainly by inducing apoptosis. In this study, LK-A inhibited ESCC cells viability and induced G2/M cell cycle arrest. Moreover, LK-A was also highly effective in a KYSE-30 xenograft nude mouse model. Treatment with Z-VAD(OMe)-FMK partially attenuated LK-A-induced apoptosis...
August 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799756/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-propolis-extract-ameliorates-insulin-resistance-by-inhibiting-jnk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-pathways-in-diabetic-mice-and-hepg2-cells-models
#14
Jia-Rui Nie, Ya-Ning Chang, Yujia Li, Yingjun Zhou, Jiawen Qin, Zhen Sun, Haibin Li
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), extracted from propolis, was evaluated the ameliorative effects on insulin resistance and identified the mechanisms, using noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) model mice and insulin resistance (IR) model cells. After 5-week of CAPE supplementation, insulin sensitivity, hyperlipidemia, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-α) levels were improved in mice. Pro-inflammatory cytokines in serum and the expressions of tumour necrosis factor- alpha (TNF-α) mRNA in tissues were markedly down-regulated from CAPE-treated mice...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798932/lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-protect-rat-corneal-epithelial-cells-against-ultraviolet-b-induced-apoptosis-by-attenuating-the-mitochondrial-pathway-and-inhibiting-jnk-phosphorylation
#15
Shaobo Du, Biao Han, Kang Li, Xuan Zhang, Xueli Sha, Lan Gao
Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBPs) have been shown to play a key role in protecting the eyes by reducing the apoptosis induced by certain types of damage. However, it is not known whether LBPs can protect damaged corneal cells from apoptosis. Moreover, no reports have focused on the role of LBPs in guarding against ultraviolet B- (UVB-) induced apoptosis. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect and underlying mechanism of LBPs against UVB-induced apoptosis in rat corneal epithelial (RCE) cells...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798388/angiotensin-ii-induces-connective-tissue-growth-factor-expression-in-human-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-a-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-independent-mechanism
#16
Ao Li, Jingyao Zhang, Xiaoxun Zhang, Jun Wang, Songsong Wang, Xiao Xiao, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
Angiotensin II (Ang II) promotes hepatic fibrosis by increasing extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis and emerges as downstream of the profibrogenic cytokine transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). We aimed to investigate the molecular events that lead from the Ang II receptor to CTGF upregulation in human hepatic stellate cells, a principal fibrogenic cell type. Ang II produced an early, AT1 receptor-dependent stimulation of CTGF expression and induced a rapid activation of PKC and its downstream p38 MAPK, thereby activating a nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and Smad2/3 cross-talk pathway...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798154/a-novel-synthetic-analogue-of-%C3%AF-3-17-18-epoxy-eicosatetraenoic-acid-activates-tnf-receptor-1-ask1-jnk-signaling-to-promote-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Herryawan Ryadi Eziwar Dyari, Tristan Rawling, Yongjuan Chen, William Sudarmana, Kirsi Bourget, Julie M Dwyer, Sarah E Allison, Michael Murray
A saturated analog of the cytochrome P450-mediated ω-3-17,18-epoxide of ω-3-eicosapentaenoic acid (C20E) activated apoptosis in human triple-negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. This study evaluated the apoptotic mechanism of C20E. Increased cytosolic cytochrome c expression and altered expression of pro- and antiapoptotic B-cell lymphoma-2 proteins indicated activation of the mitochondrial pathway. Caspase-3 activation by C20E was prevented by pharmacological inhibition and silencing of the JNK and p38 MAP kinases (MAPK), upstream MAPK kinases MKK4 and MKK7, and the upstream MAPK kinase kinase apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1)...
August 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793292/huangqi-decoction-ameliorates-streptozotocin-induced-rat-diabetic-nephropathy-through-antioxidant-and-regulation-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-mapk-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling
#18
Haiyan Han, Aili Cao, Li Wang, Hengjiang Guo, Yingjun Zang, Zezheng Li, Xuemei Zhang, Wen Peng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Huangqi Decoction (HQD) has been traditionally used to treat diabetes mellitus in China. The present study was carried out to assess the protective effect of HQD on diabetic nephropathy (DN) using the streptozotocin-induced (STZ) diabetic rats. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (60 mg/kg) in male Wistar rats. 40 diabetic rats were divided into 5 groups: vehicle-treated (DN group), 0.45, 0.15, 0.05 g/kg HQD-treated diabetic group (HQD group) and 1 mg/kg rosiglitazone-treated diabetic group (RGZ group)...
August 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791487/metformin-attenuates-the-tlr4-inflammatory-pathway-in-skeletal-muscle-of-diabetic-rats
#19
Leonardo Gomes Peixoto, Renata Roland Teixeira, Danielle Diniz Vilela, Lara Naves Barbosa, Douglas Carvalho Caixeta, Simone Ramos Deconte, Fernanda de Assis de Araújo, Robinson Sabino-Silva, Foued Salmen Espindola
AIMS: Inflammation induced by hyperglycemia triggers the toll-like receptor (TLR) pathway into cells. Our hypothesis was that metformin treatment attenuates the TLR signaling pathways triggered by inflammation in skeletal muscle of hypoinsulinemic/hyperglycemic STZ-induced rats. Thus, we examined TLR signaling under hypoinsulinemia and hyperglycemia conditions and its correlation with insulin resistance in muscle of diabetic rats treated with metformin. METHODS: Ten-day diabetic rats were submitted to 7 days of saline (D group) or metformin (500 mg/kg once per day) (D + M group)...
August 9, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791016/doxycycline-attenuates-leptospira-induced-il-1%C3%AE-by-suppressing-nlrp3-inflammasome-priming
#20
Wenlong Zhang, Xufeng Xie, Dianjun Wu, Xuemin Jin, Runxia Liu, Xiaoyu Hu, Yunhe Fu, Zhuang Ding, Naisheng Zhang, Yongguo Cao
Doxycycline (Dox), a semisynthetic antibiotic, has been reported to exert multiple immunomodulatory effects. Treatment with Dox has a satisfactory curative effect against leptospirosis. In addition to its antibacterial action, we supposed that Dox also modulated immune response in controlling leptospira infection. Using J774A.1 mouse macrophages, the effects of Dox on protein and mRNA levels of IL-1β and TNF-α were investigated after infection with live or sonicated Leptospira interrogans serovar Lai strain Lai (56601)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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