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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107025/association-of-changes-in-er-stress-mediated-signaling-pathway-with-lead-induced-insulin-resistance-and-apoptosis-in-rats-and-their-prevention-by-a-type-dimeric-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
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Chan-Min Liu, Jie-Qiong Ma, Jian-Mei Sun, Zhao-Jun Feng, Chao Cheng, Wei Yang, Hong Jiang
A-type dimeric epigallocatechin-3-gallate (A-type-EGCG-dimer, AEd), a new proanthocyanidins dimer from persimmon fruits, has been shown to have health benefit effects. However, A-type-EGCG-dimer affects gluose metabolism in the liver and the underlying mechanism is not clarified. The present study aims to examine the protective effects of A-type-EGCG-dimer on Pb-induced hepatic insulin resistance, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis in rats. Male wistar rats exposed to 0.05% w/v Pb acetate in the drinking water with or without A-type-EGCG-dimer coadministration (200 mg/kg body weight/day, intragastrically) for three months...
October 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093682/salidroside-a-natural-antioxidant-improves-%C3%AE-cell-survival-and-function-via-activating-ampk-pathway
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Linjie Ju, Xiaohua Wen, Chunjun Wang, Yingjie Wei, Yunru Peng, Yongfang Ding, Liang Feng, Luan Shu
Aim: The enhanced oxidative stress contributes to progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and induces β-cell failure. Salidroside is a natural antioxidant extracted from medicinal food plant Rhodiola rosea. This study was aimed to evaluate protective effects of salidroside on β-cells against diabetes associated oxidative stress. Methods and Results: In diabetic db/db and high-fat diet-induced mice, we found salidroside ameliorated hyperglycemia and relieved oxidative stress. More importantly, salidroside increased β-cell mass and β-cell replication of diabetic mice...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074535/flaxseed-consumption-inhibits-chemically-induced-lung-tumorigenesis-and-modulates-expression-of-phase-ii-enzymes-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-a-j-mice
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Shireen Chikara, Sujan Mamidi, Avinash Sreedasyam, Kishore Chittem, Ralph Pietrofesa, Athena Zuppa, Ganesh Moorthy, Neil Dyer, Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou, Katie M Reindl
Flaxseed consumption is associated with reduced oxidative stress and inflammation in lung injury models, and has shown anti-cancer effects for breast and prostate tissues. However, the chemopreventive potential of flaxseed remains unexplored for lung cancer. In this study, we investigated the effect of flaxseed on tobacco smoke carcinogen (NNK)-induced lung tumorigenesis in an A/J mouse model. Mice exposed to NNK were fed a control diet or a 10% flaxseed-supplemented diet for 26 weeks. Flaxseed-fed mice showed reduced lung tumor incidence (78%) and multiplicity, with an average of 2...
October 26, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037328/xyloglucan-intake-attenuates-myocardial-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-improving-energy-metabolism-in-a-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#4
Sun Ha Lim, Jongwon Lee
The development of coronary heart disease can be divided into preocclusion and postocclusion steps. We previously showed that cell wall polysaccharides consisting of a high content of arabinose and/or xylose, such as apple pectin, protected against myocardial injury by inhibiting postocclusion steps. We hypothesized that xyloglucan, another apple cell wall polysaccharide that consists of a high content of xylose, might also show myocardial protection. To test the hypothesis, rats were supplemented with either tamarind xyloglucan (TXG) (1, 10, and 100 mg/kg per day) or cotton cellulose (CCL) (100mg/kg per day) for 3 days...
September 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034730/corydaline-inhibits-enterovirus-71-replication-by-regulating-cox-2-expression
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Hui-Qiang Wang, Jin Hu, Hai-Yan Yan, Shuo Wu, Yu-Huan Li
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a huge threat to the worldwide public health and there is no approved antiviral drug for EV71-induced disease therapy. Corydaline exists antiallergic and antinociceptive activities, but the anti-EV71 activity of corydaline is still not reported. In this study, corydaline could suppress the expression of viral structural and non-structural proteins. Furthermore, corydaline inhibits EV71 replication by suppressing the COX-2 expression and the phosphorylation of JNK MAPK and P38 MAPK but not ERK MAPK in vitro...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018453/inulin-type-fructans-modulates-pancreatic-gut-innate-immune-responses-and-gut-barrier-integrity-during-experimental-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-chain-length-dependent-manner
#6
Yue He, Chengfei Wu, Jiahong Li, Hongli Li, Zhenghua Sun, Hao Zhang, Paul de Vos, Li-Long Pan, Jia Sun
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common abdominal inflammatory disorder and one of the leading causes of hospital admission for gastrointestinal disorders. No specific pharmacological or nutritional therapy is available but highly needed. Inulin-type fructans (ITFs) are capable of modifying gut immune and barrier homeostasis in a chemistry-dependent manner and hence potentially applicable for managing AP, but their efficacy in AP has not been demonstrated yet. The current study aimed to examine and compare modulatory effects of ITFs with different degrees of fermentability on pancreatic-gut immunity and barrier function during experimentally induced AP in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017174/cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-all-trans-retinoic-acid-is-detrimental-in-normal-rats
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Renata A C Silva, Andréa F Gonçalves, Priscila P Dos Santos, Bruna Rafacho, Renan F T Claro, Marcos F Minicucci, Paula S Azevedo, Bertha F Polegato, Silméia G Zanati, Ana Angélica Fernandes, Sergio A R Paiva, Leonardo A M Zornoff
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to discern whether the cardiac alterations caused by retinoic acid (RA) in normal adult rats are physiologic or pathologic. METHODS AND RESULTS: Wistar rats were assigned into four groups: control animals (C, n = 20) received a standard rat chow; animals fed a diet supplemented with 0.3 mg/kg/day all-trans-RA (AR1, n = 20); animals fed a diet supplemented with 5 mg/kg/day all-trans-RA (AR2, n = 20); and animals fed a diet supplemented with 10 mg/kg/day all-trans-RA (AR3, n = 20)...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935193/celastrol-inhibits-hepatitis-c-virus-replication-by-upregulating-heme-oxygenase-1-via-the-jnk-mapk-nrf2-pathway-in-human-hepatoma-cells
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Chin-Kai Tseng, Sung-Po Hsu, Chun-Kuang Lin, Yu-Hsuan Wu, Jin-Ching Lee, Kung-Chia Young
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Celastrol, a quinone methide triterpene isolated from the root extracts of Tripterygium wilfordii, can greatly induce the gene expression activity of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) to achieve disease prevention and control. HO-1 induction was recently shown to result in anti-HCV activity by inducing type I interferon and inhibiting hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease activity. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the anti-HCV activity of celastrol and characterize its mechanism of inhibition...
September 19, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916723/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-fgf2-regulates-cytoglobin-expression-and-activation-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-jnk-signaling
#9
Misako Sato-Matsubara, Tsutomu Matsubara, Atsuko Daikoku, Yoshinori Okina, Lisa Longato, Krista Rombouts, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Jun Adachi, Takeshi Tomonaga, Kazuo Ikeda, Katsutoshi Yoshizato, Massimo Pinzani, Norifumi Kawada
Cytoglobin (CYGB) belongs to the mammalian globin family and is exclusively expressed in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in the liver. In addition to its gas-binding ability, CYGB is relevant to hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer because of its antioxidative properties; however, the regulation of CYGB gene expression remains unknown. Here, we sought to identify factors that induce CYGB expression in HSCs and to clarify the molecular mechanism involved. We used the human HSC cell line HHSteC and primary human HSCs isolated from intact human liver tissues...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899582/fgf2-mediated-attenuation-of-myofibroblast-activation-is-modulated-by-distinct-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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David M Dolivo, Sara A Larson, Tanja Dominko
BACKGROUND: Previous human and animal studies have demonstrated the ability of exogenously administered basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF2) to act as an antifibrotic agent in the skin. Though the activity of FGF2 as an anti-scarring agent is well-established for fibrotic skin wounds, the mechanisms by which FGF2 exerts these actions are not entirely understood. Canonical FGF2 signaling proceeds in part via FGFR/MAPK pathways in human dermal fibroblasts, and FGF2 has been described to prevent or reverse the fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transition, which is driven by TGFβ signaling and understood to be an important step in the formation of a fibrotic scar in vivo...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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-cell-models
#11
Jiarui Nie, Yaning Chang, Yujia Li, Yingjun Zhou, Jiawen Qin, Zhen Sun, Haibin Li
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), extracted from propolis, was evaluated for the ameliorative effects on insulin resistance and the mechanisms were identified, using non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) model mice and insulin resistance (IR) model cells. After 5 weeks of CAPE supplementation, insulin sensitivity, hyperlipidemia, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-α) levels were improved in mice. Proinflammatory cytokines in serum and the expressions of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) mRNA in tissues were markedly downregulated from CAPE-treated mice...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769771/upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-primary-cultured-rat-astrocytes-induced-by-2-chloroethanol-via-mapk-signal-pathways
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Tong Wang, Yingjun Liao, Qi Sun, Hongge Tang, Gaoyang Wang, Fenghong Zhao, Yaping Jin
2-Chloroethanol (2-CE) is one of the reactive metabolites of 1,2-DCE in vivo, which might contribute to brain edema formation induced by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) poisoning. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathways in upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in 2-CE exposed rat astrocytes. Expression of p38 MAPK (p38), extracellular signal regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and MMP-9 at both protein and gene levels in rat astrocytes were determined using western blot and real-time RT-PCR methods...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689355/vitamin-d3-reverses-the-hippocampal-cytoskeleton-imbalance-but-not-memory-deficits-caused-by-ovariectomy-in-adult-wistar-rats
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Cassiana Siebert, Paula Pierozan, Janaina Kolling, Tiago Marcon Dos Santos, Matheus Coimbra Sebotaio, Eduardo Peil Marques, Helena Biasibetti, Aline Longoni, Fernanda Ferreira, Regina Pessoa-Pureur, Carlos Alexandre Netto, Angela T S Wyse
The objective of study was to investigate changes caused by ovariectomy (OVX) on aversive and non-aversive memories, as well as on cytoskeleton phosphorylating system and on vitamin D receptor (VDR) immunocontent in hippocampus. The neuroprotective role of vitamin D was also investigated. Ninety-day-old female Wistar rats were divided into four groups: SHAM, OVX, VITAMIN D and OVX + VITAMIN D; 30 days after the OVX, vitamin D supplementation (500 IU/kg), by gavage, for 30 days was started. Results showed that OVX impaired short-term and long-term recognition, and long-term aversive memories...
September 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681938/%C3%AF-hydroxyundec-9-enoic-acid-induces-apoptosis-by-ros-mediated-jnk-and-p38-phosphorylation-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Joungjwa Ahn, Youn Wook Chung, Jin-Byung Park, Kyung Mi Yang
ω-Hydroxyundec-9-enoic acid (ω-HUA), a plant secondary metabolite, exhibits anti-fungal activity. However, its effect on breast cancer cells is unknown. Here, we investigated the anti- breast cancer activity of ω-HUA and its underlying mechanism. Treatment of human breast cancer cell lines, MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-435, with ω-HUA induced apoptotic cell death with increased cleaved caspase-3 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) levels, and p38 and JNK phosphorylation. Inhibition of these mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways using specific inhibitors or siRNA, for p38 and JNK, respectively, blocked the ω-HUA-induced apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619064/protective-effect-of-rutin-supplementation-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Ali R Alhoshani, Mohamed M Hafez, Sufia Husain, Abdel Malek Al-Sheikh, Moureq R Alotaibi, Salim S Al Rejaie, Musaad A Alshammari, Mashal M Almutairi, Othman A Al-Shabanah
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (CP) is commonly used in the treatment of different types of cancer but nephrotoxicity has been a major limiting factor. Therefore, the present study aimed to study the possible protective effect of rutin against nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin in rats. METHODS: Forty male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into 4 groups. Rats of group 1 control group intraperitoneal (i.p.) received 2.5 ml/kg, group 2 CP group received single dose 5 mg/kg cisplatin i...
June 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585748/effects-of-curcumin-on-tobacco-smoke-induced-hepatic-mapk-pathway-activation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-vivo
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Zhaofeng Liang, Rui Wu, Wei Xie, Chunfeng Xie, Jieshu Wu, Shanshan Geng, Xiaoting Li, Mingming Zhu, Weiwei Zhu, Jianyun Zhu, Cong Huang, Xiao Ma, Wenrong Xu, Caiyun Zhong, Hongyu Han
Tobacco smoke is a major risk factor for hepatic cancer. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by tobacco smoke is crucially involved in the initiation and development of cancer. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways play important roles in tobacco smoke-associated carcinogenesis including EMT process. The chemopreventive effect of curcumin supplementation against cancers has been reported. In this study, we investigated the effects of tobacco smoke on MAPK pathway activation and EMT alterations, and then the preventive effect of curcumin was examined in the liver of BALB/c mice...
August 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559210/cinnamaldehyde-in-diabetes-a-review-of-pharmacology-pharmacokinetics-and-safety
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Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Chenyue Liu, Lili Wang, Rufeng Ma, Beibei Chen, Lin Li, Jianzhao Niu, Min Fu, Dongwei Zhang, Sihua Gao
Cinnamaldehyde, one of the active components derived from Cinnamon, has been used as a natural flavorant and fragrance agent in kitchen and industry. Emerging studies have been performed over the past decades to evaluate its beneficial role in management of diabetes and its complications. This review highlights recent advances of cinnamaldehyde in its glucolipid lowering effects, its pharmacokinetics, and its safety by consulting the Pubmed, China Knowledge Resource Integrated, China Science and Technology Journal, National Science and Technology Library, Wanfang Data, and the Web of Science Databases...
May 27, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546532/regulation-of-c-jun-n-terminal-protein-kinase-jnk-pathway-in-apoptosis-of-endothelial-outgrowth-cells-induced-by-asymmetric-dimethylarginine
#18
Fu-Qing Zhang, Wei Lu, Wen-Xiao Yuan, Xin Li
BACKGROUND Endothelial outgrowth cells (EOCs) are terminal endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) has been identified as a novel risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Our aim in the present study was to investigate the effect of regulation of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) on EOCs apoptosis and to explore the underlining mechanisms of c-Jun N-terminal protein kinase (JNK) pathway in the process. MATERIAL AND METHODS EOCs were harvested from umbilical cord blood and obtained by using density gradient centrifugation and adhesive culture methods...
May 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522560/effect-of-long-term-maternal-smoking-on-the-offspring-s-lung-health
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Surpon Sukjamnong, Yik Lung Chan, Razia Zakarya, Sonia Saad, Pawan Sharma, Rachana Santiyanont, Hui Chen, Brian G Oliver
Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders that can manifest in either childhood or adulthood. Receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) are multiligand receptors abundantly localized in the lung, capable of responding to by-products of reactive oxygen species and proinflammatory responses. RAGE signaling is a key regulator of inflammation in cigarette smoking-related pulmonary diseases. However, the impact of maternal cigarette smoke exposure on lung RAGE signaling in the offspring is unclear...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503189/eicosapentaenoic-acid-shows-anti-inflammatory-effect-via-gpr120-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-attenuates-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Hodaka Yamada, Tomio Umemoto, Masafumi Kakei, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Masanobu Kawakami, San-E Ishikawa, Kazuo Hara
BACKGROUND: Saturated fatty acids have been shown to cause insulin resistance and low-grade chronic inflammation, whereas unsaturated fatty acids suppress inflammation via G-protein coupled receptor 120 (GPR120) in macrophages. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of unsaturated fatty acids in adipocytes have yet to be elucidated. Hence, the aims of the present study were to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) via GPR120 in adipocytes. METHODS: We used 250 μM palmitate as a representative saturated fatty acid...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
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