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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535182/characterization-of-liver-injury-oval-cell-proliferation-and-cholangiocarcinogenesis-in-glutathione-s-transferase-a3-knockout-mice
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Dana R Crawford, Zoran Ilic, Ian Guest, Ginger L Milne, John D Hayes, Stewart Sell
We recently generated glutathione S-transferase (GST) A3 knockout (KO) mice as a novel model to study the risk factors for liver cancer. GSTA3 KO mice are sensitive to the acute cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), confirming the crucial role of GSTA3 in resistance to AFB1. We now report histopathological changes, tumor formation, biochemical changes and gender response following AFB1 treatment as well as the contribution of oxidative stress. Using a protocol of weekly 0.5 mg AFB1/kg administration, we observed extensive oval (liver stem) cell (OC) proliferation within 1-3 weeks followed by microvesicular lipidosis, megahepatocytes, nuclear inclusions, cholangiomas, and small nodules...
May 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534813/synthesis-and-characterization-of-dual-sensitive-fluorescent-nanogels-for-enhancing-drug-delivery-and-tracking-intracellular-drug-delivery
#2
Szu-Yuan Wu, Tilahun Ayane Debele, Yu-Chih Kao, Hsieh-Chih Tsai
Here, dual-sensitive fluorescent branched alginate-polyethyleneimine copolymer (bAPSC) nanogels were synthesized from thiolated alginate and stearoyl-derivatized branched polyethyleneimine. The formation of bAPSC conjugates was confirmed through proton nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, whereas dynamic light scattering was used to measure the particle size and ζ potential of the nanogels. The fluorescent properties of the nanogels were confirmed through fluorescent spectroscopy and microscopy...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529531/the-protective-effect-of-lavender-essential-oil-and-its-main-component-linalool-against-the-cognitive-deficits-induced-by-d-galactose-and-aluminum-trichloride-in-mice
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Pan Xu, Kezhu Wang, Cong Lu, Liming Dong, Li Gao, Ming Yan, Silafu Aibai, Yanyan Yang, Xinmin Liu
Lavender essential oil (LO) is a traditional medicine used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It was extracted from Lavandula angustifolia Mill. This study was designed to investigate the effects of lavender essential oil (LO) and its active component, linalool (LI), against cognitive impairment induced by D-galactose (D-gal) and AlCl3 in mice and to explore the related mechanisms. Our results revealed that LO (100 mg/kg) or LI (100 mg/kg) significantly protected the cognitive impairments as assessed by the Morris water maze test and step-though test...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529047/bezafibrate-prevents-mitochondrial-dysfunction-antioxidant-system-disturbance-glial-reactivity-and-neuronal-damage-induced-by-sulfite-administration-in-striatum-of-rats-implications-for-a-possible-therapeutic-strategy-for-sulfite-oxidase-deficiency
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Mateus Grings, Alana Pimentel Moura, Belisa Parmeggiani, Julia Tauna Pletsch, Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Pauline Maciel August, Cristiane Matté, Angela T S Wyse, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Sulfite accumulates in tissues of patients affected by sulfite oxidase (SO) deficiency, a neurometabolic disease characterized by seizures and progressive encephalopathy, often resulting in early death. We investigated the effects of sulfite on mitochondrial function, antioxidant system, glial reactivity and neuronal damage in rat striatum, as well as the potential protective effects of bezafibrate on sulfite-induced toxicity. Thirty-day-old rats were intrastriatally administered with sulfite (2μmol) or NaCl (2μmol; control) and euthanized 30min after injection for evaluation of biochemical parameters and western blotting, or 7days after injection for analysis of glial reactivity and neuronal damage...
May 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526682/aeroallergens-induce-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-dna-damage-and-dampen-antioxidant-responses-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Tze Khee Chan, W S Daniel Tan, Hong Yong Peh, W S Fred Wong
Exposure to environmental allergens is a major risk factor for asthma development. Allergens possess proteolytic activity that is capable of disrupting the airway epithelium. Although there is increasing evidence pointing to asthma as an epithelial disease, the underlying mechanism that drives asthma has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated the direct DNA damage potential of aeroallergens on human bronchial epithelial cells and elucidated the mechanisms mediating the damage. Human bronchial epithelial cells, BEAS-2B, directly exposed to house dust mites (HDM) resulted in enhanced DNA damage, as measured by the CometChip and the staining of DNA double-strand break marker, γH2AX...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524081/protective-effects-of-tormentic-acid-a-major-component-of-suspension-cultures-of-eriobotrya-japonica-cells-on-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice
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Wen-Ping Jiang, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hiroshi Saito, Naoto Uramaru, Hui-Ya Ho, Jin-Bin Wu, Guan-Jhong Huang
An acetaminophen (APAP) overdose can cause hepatotoxicity and lead to fatal liver damage. The hepatoprotective effects of tormentic acid (TA) on acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver damage were investigated in mice. TA was intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered for six days prior to APAP administration. Pretreatment with TA prevented the elevation of serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), total bilirubin (T-Bil), total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), and liver lipid peroxide levels in APAP-treated mice and markedly reduced APAP-induced histological alterations in liver tissues...
May 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523535/self-protection-against-triptolide-induced-toxicity-in-human-hepatic-cells-via-nrf2-are-nqo1-pathway
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Ling-Ling Zhou, Cong Zhou, Xiao-Wen Liang, Zhe Feng, Zhang-Pu Liu, Hao-Lu Wang, Xue-Ping Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To find the signaling pathway of triptolide (TP)-induced liver injury and to reveal whether NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays an important role in cellular self-protection. METHODS: The L-02 and HepG2 cells were cultured and treated with various concentrations of TP. The cell viability was observed, and the cell medium was collected for detecting the aspartate aminotransferase (ALT), alanine aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and L-glutathione production (GSH) levels...
May 18, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522909/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antioxidative-and-hepatoprotective-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-cortex-dictamni
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Lin Li, Yun-Feng Zhou, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Li Wang, Hiderori Arai, Yang Xu
AIM: To investigate the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of Cortex Dictamni aqueous extract (CDAE) in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage in rats. METHODS: The in vitro antioxidant effect of CDAE was investigated using α,α-diphenyl-β-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2'-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), β-carotene bleaching, reducing power, and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance assays. A linoleic acid system, including ferric thiocyanate (FTC) and thiobarbituric acid (TBA) assays, was used to evaluate the inhibition of lipid peroxidation...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520765/an-integrative-analysis-of-tissue-specific-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-responses-to-short-term-dietary-methionine-restriction-in-mice
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Sujoy Ghosh, Laura A Forney, Desiree Wanders, Kirsten P Stone, Thomas W Gettys
Dietary methionine restriction (MR) produces a coordinated series of transcriptional responses in peripheral tissues that limit fat accretion, remodel lipid metabolism in liver and adipose tissue, and improve overall insulin sensitivity. Hepatic sensing of reduced methionine leads to induction and release of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), which acts centrally to increase sympathetic tone and activate thermogenesis in adipose tissue. FGF21 also has direct effects in adipose to enhance glucose uptake and oxidation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514181/folic-acid-modulates-dmba-tpa-induced-changes-in-skin-of-mice-a-study-relevant-to-carcinogenesis
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Ashwani Koul, Navneet Kaur, Neha Arora Chugh
The present study was aimed at investigating the modulatory effects of folic acid (FA) on early stages of chemically induced skin cancer. For this, a two-stage model of skin tumorigenesis was employed. 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA, 500 nmol/100 ul of acetone) was applied topically for two weeks (twice weekly), followed by phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (TPA, 1.7 nmol/100 ul) twice weekly for six weeks on the depilated skin of mice, and FA was administered orally at a dose of 40 microgram/animal for 10 weeks daily...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507557/exogenous-glutathione-enhances-mercury-tolerance-by-inhibiting-mercury-entry-into-plant-cells
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Yeon-Ok Kim, Hyeun-Jong Bae, Eunjin Cho, Hunseung Kang
Despite the increasing understanding of the crucial roles of glutathione (GSH) in cellular defense against heavy metal stress as well as oxidative stress, little is known about the functional role of exogenous GSH in mercury (Hg) tolerance in plants. Here, we provide compelling evidence that GSH contributes to Hg tolerance in diverse plants. Exogenous GSH did not mitigate the toxicity of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), or zinc (Zn), whereas application of exogenous GSH significantly promoted Hg tolerance during seed germination and seedling growth of Arabidopsis thaliana, tobacco, and pepper...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502309/effects-of-vitrification-of-cumulus-enclosed-porcine-oocytes-at-the-germinal-vesicle-stage-on-cumulus-expansion-nuclear-progression-and-cytoplasmic-maturation
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Ruth Appeltant, Tamás Somfai, Elisa C S Santos, Thanh Quang Dang-Nguyen, Takashi Nagai, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
Although offspring have been produced from porcine oocytes vitrified at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage, the rate of embryo development remains low. In the present study, nuclear morphology and progression, cumulus expansion, transzonal projections (TZPs), ATP and glutathione (GSH) levels were compared between vitrified cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) and control COCs (no cryoprotectant treatment and no cooling), as well as a toxicity control (no cooling). Vitrification was performed with 17.5% (v/v) ethylene glycol and 17...
May 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501692/trans-chalcone-added-in-topical-formulation-inhibits-skin-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-a-model-of-ultraviolet-b-radiation-skin-damage-in-hairless-mice
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Renata M Martinez, Felipe A Pinho-Ribeiro, David L Vale, Vinicius S Steffen, Fabiana T M C Vicentini, Josiane A Vignoli, Marcela M Baracat, Sandra R Georgetti, Waldiceu A Verri, Rubia Casagrande
Trans-chalcone (TC) is a common precursor of flavonoids. However, the pharmacological properties of TC remain to be fully understood. The present study investigated whether topical formulation containing TC (TFcTC) presents therapeutic effect in UVB radiation-induced skin damage using disease, enzyme activity, antioxidant activity, protein and mRNA parameters. Control topical formulation (CTF) and TFcTC were applied in hairless mice before and after exposure to UVB radiation. Dorsal skin samples were collected after UVB exposure to evaluate: i) skin edema (weight) was measured by punch biopsy; ii) spectrophotometric assays were used to measure myeloperoxidase (MPO) and catalase activities, ferric (FRAP) and ABTS cation reducing antioxidant power, superoxide anion production and levels of reduced glutathione (GSH); iii) enzymography was used to measure matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) activity; iv) chemiluminescence was used to measure the lipid peroxidation (LPO); v) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to measure tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) levels; vi) reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) was used to measure cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), gp91(phox) (NADPH oxidase sub-unity), glutathione peroxidase-1 (Gpx1), glutathione reductase (Gr), nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) mRNA expression...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501426/attenuation-of-diabetic-nephropathy-by-sanziguben-granule-inhibiting-emt-through-nrf2-mediated-anti-oxidative-effects-in-streptozotocin-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Chenxue Zhang, Qian Li, Sisi Lai, Lei Yang, Guoqi Shi, Qing Wang, Zijie Luo, Ruizhi Zhao, Yang Yu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is an acute and serious diabetic complication characterized by renal hypertrophy and renal fibrosis with the expansion of extracellular matrices. Diabetic nephropathy has become a major cause of end-stage kidney disease. Sanziguben Granule (SZGB) is a compound prescription which has been widely applied in clinical medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetic nephropathy as well as for acute and chronic kidney injuries...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500680/rapid-detoxification-via-glutathione-s-transferase-gst-conjugation-confers-high-level-of-atrazine-resistance-in-palmer-amaranth-amaranthus-palmeri
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Sridevi Nakka, Amar S Godar, Curtis R Thompson, Dallas E Peterson, Mithila Jugulam
BACKGROUND: Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) is an economically troublesome, aggressive and damaging weed that has evolved resistance to six herbicide modes of action (MOA) including photosystem II (PS II)-inhibitors, such as atrazine. The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism and inheritance of atrazine resistance in Palmer amaranth. RESULTS: A population of Palmer amaranth from Kansas (KSR) had a high level (160-198 fold more; SE ± 21-26) of resistance to atrazine compared to the two known susceptible populations MSS and KSS, from Mississippi and KS, respectively...
May 13, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499974/prefrontal-cortical-glutathione-dependent-defense-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-chronically-isolated-rats-modulation-by-fluoxetine-or-clozapine
#16
Nevena Todorović, Dragana Filipović
Chronic psychosocial stress modulates brain antioxidant systems and causes neuroinflammation that plays a role in the pathophysiology of depression. Although the antidepressant fluoxetine (FLX) represents the first-line treatment for depression and the atypical antipsychotic clozapine (CLZ) is considered as a second-line treatment for psychotic disorders, the downstream mechanisms of action of these treatments, beyond serotonergic or dopaminergic signaling, remain elusive. We examined behavioral changes, glutathione (GSH)-dependent defense and levels of proinflammatory mediators in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of adult male Wistar rats exposed to 21days of chronic social isolation (CSIS)...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499242/potential-ameliorative-effects-of-grape-seed-derived-polyphenols-against-cadmium-induced-prostatic-deficits
#17
Yongfang Lei, Qian Chen, Jinglou Chen, Dong Liu
Grape (Vitis vinifera) is consumed as fruit and wine for people. In this study, rat model of prostatic deficits was induced by orally receiving 60mg/L cadmium chlorine (CdCl2) through drinking water for 20 weeks. Grape seed-derived polyphenols extract (GSP) was orally given for 20 weeks. Finally, the prostatic levels of E-cadherin, fibronectin, and α-smooth muscle actin were measured by immunohistochemical and qPCR analysis. The oxidative stress was measured by detecting the levels of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, reduced glutathione/oxidized glutathione and enzymatic antioxidant status...
May 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498799/dietary-luteolin-attenuates-chronic-liver-injury-induced-by-mercuric-chloride-via-the-nrf2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p53-signaling-pathway-in-rats
#18
Haili Zhang, Xiao Tan, Daqian Yang, Jingjing Lu, Biying Liu, Ruiqi Baiyun, Zhigang Zhang
Mercury exposure is a common cause of metal poisoning which is biotransformed to highly toxic metabolites thus eliciting biochemical alterations and oxidative stress. Luteolin, a phenolic compound found in many natural products, has multiple biological functions. Our study was aimed to explore the biological effects of luteolin in a liver injury model induced in rats by mercuric chloride (HgCl2). Criteria for injury included liver enzyme, glutathione and malondialdehyde levels, histopathology, TUNEL assay, hepatocyte viability and reactive oxygen species levels...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487966/oligomeric-proanthocyanidins-protects-a549-cells-against-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-via-the-nrf2-are-pathway
#19
Chao Sun, Weiguo Jin, Hongcan Shi
Oxidative signaling and oxidative stress contribute to aging, cancer and diseases resulting from lung fibrosis. In this study, we explored the anti-oxidative potential of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), natural flavonoid compounds. We examined the protective effects of OPCs against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress in non-small cell lung cancer cells (A549). We demonstrated that OPC markedly attenuated H2O2-induced A549 cell viability, as shown by by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)]-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483492/dexamethasone-induces-human-glutathione-s-transferase-alpha-1-hgsta1-expression-through-the-activation-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-hgr
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Carmen Martínez-Guzmán, Pedro Cortés-Reynosa, Eduardo Pérez-Salazar, Guillermo Elizondo
The glutathione S transferases (GSTs) are a superfamily of isoenzymes that play an important role in xenobiotic and endobiotic detoxification, cellular protection from oxidative stress and modulation of signalling pathways. Human GSTA1 (hGSTA1), a cytosolic isoform, is the most abundant GST in the liver and is involved in the metabolism of carcinogenic compounds, chemotherapeutic agents and lipid peroxidation products. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the regulation of hGSTA1 expression is not well understood...
May 5, 2017: Toxicology
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