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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819369/in-vitro-cytotoxic-activities-of-the-oral-platinum-iv-prodrug-oxoplatin-and-hsp90-inhibitor-ganetespib-against-a-panel-of-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
#1
Lukas Klameth, Barbara Rath, Gerhard Hamilton
Gastric cancer exhibits a poor prognosis and is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Chemotherapy of metastatic gastric cancer is based on combinations of platinum drugs and fluoropyrimidines, with added agents. Oxoplatin is a stable oral platinum(IV) prodrug which is converted to a highly active tetrachlorido(IV) complex under acidic conditions. In the present work, we studied the cytotoxic effects of oxoplatin against a panel of four gastric cancer cell lines in vitro. Furthermore, the role of HSP90 in chemoresistance of these lines was investigated using the specific inhibitor ganetespib...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818393/the-modulation-of-the-phosphorylation-status-of-nkcc1-in-organ-cultured-bovine-lenses-implications-for-the-regulation-of-fiber-cell-and-overall-lens-volume
#2
Irene Vorontsova, Paul J Donaldson, Zhiying Kong, Chiharu Wickremesinghe, Leo Lam, Julie C Lim
In this study we have used an antibody that specifically detects the phosphorylation status of the Sodium/Potassium/2 Chloride Cotransporter (NKCC1) to study whether the activity of NKCC1 can be regulated in organ cultured bovine lenses. Western blotting was first used to confirm the expression of NKCC1, phosphorylated NKCC1 (NKCC1-P) and the regulatory kinases WNK/SPAK and phosphatases PP1/PP2A in bovine lenses at the protein level. Changes to NKCC1-P status were then assessed by organ culturing bovine lenses in either isotonic, hypertonic or hypotonic solutions in the presence or absence of the NKCC inhibitor, bumetanide, or phosphatase inhibitors okadaic acid and calyculin A...
August 14, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810624/high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-inhibition-of-the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Yan-Hong Zhou, Qian-Feng Han, Lan-Hua Wang, Tao Liu, Xiao-Yan Meng, Lei Wu, Tai Li, Yue-Ru Jiao, Heng-Chen Yao, De-Yong Zhang
The present study aimed to determine the effects of high mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) on myocardial ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats following acute myocardial ischemia and investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects. Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into the following groups (n=10/group): Sham operation; I/R; HMGB50 (50 ng/kg HMGB1 before I/R); HMGB100 (100 ng/kg HMGB1 before I/R); and HMGB200 (200 ng/kg HMGB1 before I/R). Serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI), interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α levels were subsequently measured...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810547/salvianolic-acid-a-protects-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-platelet-activation-and-inflammation
#4
Xiaoling Yuan, Yijia Xiang, Ning Zhu, Xuyong Zhao, Shiyong Ye, Peng Zhong, Chunlai Zeng
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of salvianolic acid A (SAA) on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. SAA (10 mg/kg) or Tirofiban (60 µg/kg) was administered to rats by jugular vein injection 10 min before the initiation of reperfusion. After 3 h of reperfusion, platelet aggregation was measured using an aggregometer and levels of nitric oxide (NO) were detected using an ultraviolet spectrophotometer. Serum levels of cardiac troponin T (cTnT), creatine kinase isoenzyme MB (CK-MB), p-selectin, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were also measured 3 and 24 h after reperfusion...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807209/induction-of-autophagy-reduces-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-steatotic-rat-livers
#5
Chunyi Kan, Anding Liu, Haoshu Fang, Olaf Dirsch, Uta Dahmen, Michael Boettcher
BACKGROUND: Steatotic livers are particularly vulnerable to ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). One of the reasons is an underlying impairment of autophagy. Autophagy is regulated by glycogen synthase kinase 3b (GSK3b) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2) pathways. Both of them are target proteins of a cell-protective drug, lithium chloride. Lithium chloride treatment reduces IRI in many organs including liver. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of lithium chloride treatment on autophagy induction in steatotic rat livers...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798690/risk-of-myopathy-in-patients-in-therapy-with-statins-identification-of-biological-markers-in-a-pilot-study
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Giulia M Camerino, Olimpia Musumeci, Elena Conte, Kejla Musaraj, Adriano Fonzino, Emanuele Barca, Marco Marino, Carmelo Rodolico, Domenico Tricarico, Claudia Camerino, Maria R Carratù, Jean-François Desaphy, Annamaria De Luca, Antonio Toscano, Sabata Pierno
Statin therapy may induce skeletal muscle damage ranging from myalgia to severe rhabdomyolysis. Our previous preclinical studies showed that statin treatment in rats involves the reduction of skeletal muscle ClC-1 chloride channel expression and related chloride conductance (gCl). An increase of the activity of protein kinase C theta (PKC theta) isoform, able to inactivate ClC-1, may contribute to destabilize sarcolemma excitability. These effects can be detrimental for muscle function leading to drug-induced myopathy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782830/altered-behavioral-responses-to-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-pharmacological-agents-in-a-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#7
Yi-Ting Hsu, Ya-Gin Chang, Ching-Pang Chang, Jian-Jing Siew, Hui-Mei Chen, Chon-Haw Tsai, Yijuang Chern
BACKGROUND: Disruptions in gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) acid signaling are believed to be involved in Huntington's disease pathogenesis, but the regulation of GABAergic signaling remains elusive. Here we evaluated GABAergic signaling by examining the function of GABAergic drugs in Huntington's disease and the expression of GABAergic molecules using mouse models and human brain tissues from Huntington's disease. METHODS: We treated wild-type and R6/2 mice (a transgenic Huntington's disease mouse model) acutely with vehicle, diazepam, or gaboxadol (drugs that selectively target synaptic or extrasynaptic GABAA receptors) and monitored their locomotor activity...
August 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771720/cyanidin-chloride-inhibits-ovariectomy-induced-osteoporosis-by-suppressing-rankl-mediated-osteoclastogenesis-and-associated-signaling-pathways
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Jianwen Cheng, Lin Zhou, Qian Liu, Jennifer Tickner, Zhen Tan, Xiaofeng Li, Mei Liu, Xixi Lin, Tao Wang, Nathan J Pavlos, Jinmin Zhao, Jiake Xu
Over-production and activation of osteoclasts is a common feature of osteolytic conditions such as osteoporosis, tumor-associated osteolysis, and inflammatory bone erosion. Cyanidin Chloride, a subclass of anthocyanin, displays antioxidant and anti-carcinogenesis properties, but its role in osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoporosis is not well understood. In this study, we showed that Cyanidin Chloride inhibits osteoclast formation, hydroxyapatite resorption, and receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclast marker gene expression; including ctr, ctsk and trap...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754379/%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-induced-modulation-of-transglutaminase-2-transamidase-activity-in-cardiomyoblasts
#9
Falguni S Vyas, Carl P Nelson, Fiona Freeman, David J Boocock, Alan J Hargreaves, John M Dickenson
Tissue transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is modulated by protein kinase A (PKA) mediated phosphorylation: however, the precise mechanism(s) of its modulation by G-protein coupled receptors coupled to PKA activation are not fully understood. In the current study we investigated the potential regulation of TG2 activity by the β2-adrenoceptor in rat H9c2 cardiomyoblasts. Transglutaminase transamidation activity was assessed using amine-incorporating and protein cross-linking assays. TG2 phosphorylation was determined via immunoprecipitation and Western blotting...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748322/schisandrin-b-ameliorates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-attenuation-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis
#10
Wei Zhang, Zhiqing Sun, Fanhua Meng
Schisandrin B (Sch B), an active composition isolated from the fruit of Schisandra chinensis, has been proved to possess antiinflammatory, antioxidant and anti-endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress effects in many rodent tissues. However, the exact mechanism of cardioprotective effect of Sch B still needs more study. Here, we detected the effects of Sch B on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury rats. I/R injury model in this study was established by left anterior descending coronary artery ligation for 40 min followed by 1 h of reperfusion...
July 26, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745369/chlorogenic-acid-protects-against-aluminium-induced-cytotoxicity-through-chelation-and-antioxidant-actions-in-primary-hippocampal-neuronal-cells
#11
Xiaomei Wang, Xinguang Fan, Shuzhi Yuan, Wenxiao Jiao, Bangdi Liu, Jiankang Cao, Weibo Jiang
Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a major polyphenolic component of many plants, displays antioxidant and neuroprotective properties in neurodegenerative diseases. To investigate whether CGA may influence aluminium (Al) induced cytotoxicity, aluminium chloride (50 μM Al) was administered in primary hippocampal neuronal cells presupplemented with CGA (10, 50 and 100 μM). Our study shows that the exposure to Al caused cell death, Al(3+) accumulation, reactive oxygen species generation and mitochondrial damage in cells...
August 1, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738843/astaxanthin-mitigates-cobalt-cytotoxicity-in-the-mg-63-cells-by-modulating-the-oxidative-stress
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Dahe Li, Wenwen Tong, Denghui Liu, Yuming Zou, Chen Zhang, Weidong Xu
BACKGROUND: With the re-popularity of metal-on-metal (MoM) bearing in recent years, the cobalt toxicity has been a cause for concern in the total hip replacement surgery by both physicians and patients. METHODS: MG-63 cell line was cultured in vitro and incubated with cobalt (II) chloride (CoCl2) and/or with astaxanthin (ASX) for 24 h. MTT assay was conducted to evaluate the cell viability after cobalt exposure and ASX treatment. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis was performed to examine the reactive oxygen species (ROS) level...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722226/biology-of-slac1-type-anion-channels-from-nutrient-uptake-to-stomatal-closure
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Rainer Hedrich, Dietmar Geiger
Contents 1 I. 1 II. 2 III. 5 IV. 8 V. 11 VI. 12 13 13 References 13 SUMMARY: Stomatal guard cells control leaf CO2 intake and concomitant water loss to the atmosphere. When photosynthetic CO2 assimilation is limited and the ratio of CO2 intake to transpiration becomes suboptimal, guard cells, sensing the rise in CO2 concentration in the substomatal cavity, deflate and the stomata close. Screens for mutants that do not close in response to experimentally imposed high CO2 atmospheres identified the guard cell-expressed Slowly activating anion channel, SLAC1, as the key player in the regulation of stomatal closure...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698124/the-role-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-oh-kinase-pi3-kinase-and-respiratory-burst-enzymes-in-the-omim-bf4-mediated-toxic-mode-of-action-in-mussel-hemocytes
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Alexia Belavgeni, Stefanos Dailianis
The present study investigates the role of phosphatidylinositol-3-OH-kinase (PI3-kinase) and respiratory burst enzymes, NADPH oxidase and NO synthase, in the 1-methyl-3-octylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([omim][BF4])-mediated toxic mode of action in mussel hemocytes. Specifically, cell viability (using the neutral red uptake assay) was primarily tested in hemocytes treated with different concentrations of [omim][BF4] (0.1-10 mg L(-1)) and thereafter [omim][BF4]-mediated oxidative (in terms of superoxide anions/O2(-) and nitric oxide/NO generation, as well as the enhancement of lipid peroxidation by-products, in terms of malondialdehyde/MDA) and genotoxic (in terms of DNA damage) effects were determined in hemocytes treated with 1 mg L(-1) [omim][BF4]...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677776/sasanquasaponin-induces-increase-of-cl%C3%A2-hco3%C3%A2-exchange-of-anion-exchanger-3-and-promotes-intracellular-cl%C3%A2-efflux-in-hypoxia-reoxygenation-cardiomyocytes
#15
Ling-Yu Qiu, Guang-Ling Duan, Yu-Feng Yan, Yuan-Yuan Li, Huan Wang, Ling Xiao, Zhang-Ping Liao, He-Ping Chen
Anion exchanger 3 (AE3) is known to serve crucial roles in maintaining intracellular chloride homeostasis by facilitating the reversible electroneutral exchange of Cl‑ for HCO3‑ across the plasma membrane. Our previous studies reported that sasanquasaponin (SQS) can inhibit hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)‑induced elevation of intracellular Cl‑ concentration ([Cl‑]i) and elicit cardioprotection by favoring Cl‑/HCO3‑ exchange of AE3. However, the molecular basis for SQS‑induced increase of Cl‑/HCO3‑ exchange of AE3 remains unclear...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673194/evaluation-of-ctad-citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole-as-a-universal-anticoagulant-in-dogs
#16
Fanny A Granat, Anne Geffré, Laetitia A Lucarelli, Jean-Pierre D Braun, Catherine Trumel, Nathalie H Bourgès-Abella
CTAD (citrate-theophylline-adenosine-dipyridamole) has been shown to be an almost universal anticoagulant in human and feline medicine, allowing most hematology, coagulation, and biochemical analyses. Forty canine blood specimens were collected in CTAD, EDTA, heparin, and citrate for hematology, biochemistry, and coagulation analyses. CTAD partially limited platelet aggregation observed in EDTA blood smears. CTAD specimens gave similar and well-correlated results for most variables of a complete blood cell count, except for mean corpuscular volume, which was moderately higher, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, which was moderately lower in CTAD than in EDTA; reticulocyte and platelet indexes were poorly correlated...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672812/in-depth-proteomic-analysis-of-the-hippocampus-in-a-rat-model-after-cerebral-ischaemic-injury-and-repair-by-danhong-injection-dhi
#17
Yiran Cui, Xin Liu, Xianyu Li, Hongjun Yang
Stroke is the second most common cause of death worldwide. A systematic description and characterization of the strokes and the effects induced in the hippocampus have not been performed so far. Here, we analysed the protein expression in the hippocampus 24 h after cerebral ischaemic injury and repair. Drug intervention using Danhong injection (DHI), which has been reported to have good therapeutic effects in a clinical setting, was selected for our study of cerebral ischaemia repair in rat models. A larger proteome dataset and total 4091 unique proteins were confidently identified in three biological replicates by combining tissue extraction for rat hippocampus and LC-MS/MS analysis...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671055/silencing-of-long-non-coding-rna-ccat2-depressed-malignancy-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#18
Yuji Ma, Xuanhao Hu, Chao Shang, Ming Zhong, Yan Guo
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a common and lethal malignancy affecting the head and neck region. CCAT2 (colon cancer-associated transcript 2) gene is affiliated with long non-coding RNAs, which are often found to have important regulatory roles in cancers. This study aims to assess the expression and clinical significance of CCAT2 gene, identify its malignant biological behaviors, and explore the possible mechanisms in oral squamous cell carcinoma. CCAT2 expression was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, and its relationship with clinical factors was assayed using the Kaplan-Meier survival curve...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670699/the-desert-plant-phoenix-dactylifera-closes-stomata-via-nitrate-regulated-slac1-anion-channel
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Heike M Müller, Nadine Schäfer, Hubert Bauer, Dietmar Geiger, Silke Lautner, Jörg Fromm, Markus Riederer, Amauri Bueno, Thomas Nussbaumer, Klaus Mayer, Saleh A Alquraishi, Ahmed H Alfarhan, Erwin Neher, Khaled A S Al-Rasheid, Peter Ache, Rainer Hedrich
Date palm Phoenix dactylifera is a desert crop well adapted to survive and produce fruits under extreme drought and heat. How are palms under such harsh environmental conditions able to limit transpirational water loss? Here, we analysed the cuticular waxes, stomata structure and function, and molecular biology of guard cells from P. dactylifera. To understand the stomatal response to the water stress phytohormone of the desert plant, we cloned the major elements necessary for guard cell fast abscisic acid (ABA) signalling and reconstituted this ABA signalosome in Xenopus oocytes...
July 3, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670393/chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-decreases-pulmonary-clearance-of-99m-tc-labelled-particulate-matter-in-mice
#20
Cuiping Fu, Huan Lu, Xu Wu, Jie Liu, Chengying Liu, Zilong Liu, Wei Yuan, Jian Zhou, Shanqun Li
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) could cause systematic inflammation including pulmonary inflammatory response, whereas the influence of OSAHS in pulmonary clearance ability remains unknown. The main pathophysiological feature of OSAHS is chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). The goal of this study is to clarify the airway clearance of particulate matter (PM) in CIH mice, and to explore the potential mechanism. METHODS: Balb/c mice were divided into a CIH group and a control group, exposed to intermittent hypoxia and air chamber, respectively...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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