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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801369/hepatitis-b-virus-upregulates-the-expression-of-c-reactive-protein-both-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#1
Shiyong Hao, Yan Wang, Guosheng Gao, Zhishan Li
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection induces immune-mediated inflammatory responses. The C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory marker that is synthesized by the liver. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of HBV infection on the expression of CRP and its clinical significance. A reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis was employed to examine the expression of CRP mRNA in the human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines HepG2 and HepG2.2.15. A fully automatic biochemical analyzer was used to examine the serum levels of CRP in patients with chronic HBV infections and in healthy controls...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800792/microrna-125a-5p-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-downregulation-of-erbb3
#2
Guoyun Li, Wei Zhang, Li Gong, Xiaoping Huang
MicroRNAs, a class of endogenous non-coding RNAs, regulate gene expression at post-transcriptional level, thus taking part in multiple biological processed. Increasing miRNAs are found to be dysregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and are involved in liver tumorigenesis. In this study, miR-125a-5p was found to obviously downregulate much more in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC. To investigate the effects of miR-125a-5p, miR-125a-5p was overexpressed in HepG2.2.15 and HepG3X cells, respectively. The findings have indicated that overexpression of miR-125a-5p dramatically inhibited cell proliferation and induced cell apoptosis...
August 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763862/-a-screening-system-for-anti-metastatic-small-molecule-compounds-based-on-perinucleolar-compartment-prevalence-in-liver-cancer-cells
#3
F F Liu, G H Lou, Y N Liu, H H Zhu, Z Chen
Objective: To establish a screening system for anti-metastatic small-molecule compounds based on perinucleolar compartment (PNC) prevalence in liver cancer cells and to investigate its validity. Methods: Polypyrimidine tract-binding protein (PTB) monoclonal antibody was used to measure the PNC prevalence in HepG2, HepG2M, and Huh7 cells, and wound healing assay and transwell assay were used to analyze the migration and invasion abilities of hepatoma cells. HepG2M cells were used as the model for the screening of anti-metastatic small-molecule compounds, and after the treatment with the compounds A1, A4, and E696, qPCR was used to measure the expression of metastasis-related miRNAs (miR-141 and miR-200c)...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745269/hepatitis-b-virus-prevents-excessive-viral-production-via-reduction-of-cell-death-inducing-dff45-like-effectors
#4
Jun Yasumoto, Hirotake Kasai, Kentaro Yoshimura, Teruhime Otoguro, Koichi Watashi, Takaji Wakita, Atsuya Yamashita, Tomohisa Tanaka, Sen Takeda, Kohji Moriishi
The relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and lipid accumulation remains largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of HBV propagation on lipid droplet growth in HBV-infected cells and HBV-producing cell lines, HepG2.2.15 and HBV-inducible Hep38.7-Tet. The amount of intracellular triglycerides was significantly reduced in HBV-infected and HBV-producing cells compared with HBV-lacking control cells. Electron and immunofluorescent microscopic analyses showed that the average size of a single lipid droplet (LD) was significantly less in the HBV-infected and HBV-producing cells than in the HBV-lacking control cells...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742374/high-throughput-analysis-identifying-drugs-that-regulate-apolipoprotein-a-i-synthesis
#5
Michael J Haas, Luisa Onstead-Haas, William Kurban, Harshit Shah, Monica Plazarte, Ayham Chamseddin, Arshag D Mooradian
Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) is the primary antiatherogenic protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Despite the controversy as to the clinical effectiveness of raising HDL, the search is ongoing for safe and effective drugs that increase HDL and apo A-I levels. To identify novel compounds that can increase hepatic apo A-I production, two drug libraries were screened. The NIH clinical collection (NCC) and the NIH clinical collection 2 (NCC2) were purchased from Evotec (San Francisco, CA). The NCC library contains 446 compounds and the NCC2 library contains 281 compounds, all dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide at a concentration of 10 mM...
July 25, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740345/mir-29a-promotes-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-and-expression-by-targeting-smarce1-in-hepatoma-carcinoma
#6
Hong-Jie Wu, Ya Zhuo, Yan-Cai Zhou, Xin-Wei Wang, Yan-Ping Wang, Chang-Yun Si, Xin-Hong Wang
AIM: To investigate the functional role and underlying molecular mechanism of miR-29a in hepatitis B virus (HBV) expression and replication. METHODS: The levels of miR-29a and SMARCE1 in HBV-infected HepG2.2.15 cells were measured by quantitative real-time PCR and western blot analysis. HBV DNA replication was measured by quantitative PCR and Southern blot analysis. The relative levels of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B e antigen were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732860/structure-features-and-in-vitro-hypoglycemic-activities-of-polysaccharides-from-different-species-of-maidong
#7
Yajun Gong, Jie Zhang, Fei Gao, Jiewen Zhou, Zhinan Xiang, Chenggao Zhou, Luosheng Wan, Jiachun Chen
Structures and in vitro hypoglycemic activities of polysaccharides from different species of Maidong were studied. The primary structures of polysaccharides were elucidated on the basis of GC, GC-MS, infrared, NMR and periodate oxidation-Smith degradation. Liriope spicata polysaccharide (LSP), Ophiopogon japonicus polysaccharide (OJP) and Liriope muscari polysaccharide (LMP) were composed of β-fructose and α-glucose. The average molecular weights of LSP, OJP and LMP were 4742, 4925 and 4138Da with polydispersity indexes of 1...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732858/optimization-of-microwave-assisted-extraction-of-sargassum-thunbergii-polysaccharides-and-its-antioxidant-and-hypoglycemic-activities
#8
Beibei Ren, Chun Chen, Chao Li, Xiong Fu, Lijun You, Rui Hai Liu
In the present work, optimization of microwave-assisted extraction of polysaccharides from Sargassum thunbergii was investigated. The physicochemical properties, structural characteristics, and in vitro antioxidant and hypoglycemic activities were determined. The optimal extraction conditions with a yield of 2.84±0.09% for extraction of polysaccharides (STP-1) were extraction time 23min, microwave power 547W, extraction temperature 80°C, and the ratio of raw material to water 1:27g/mL. STP-1 contained 32...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714938/taxifolin-activates-the-nrf2-anti-oxidative-stress-pathway-in-mouse-skin-epidermal-jb6-p-cells-through-epigenetic-modifications
#9
Haixue Kuang, Zhenqiu Tang, Chengyue Zhang, Zhibin Wang, Wenji Li, Chunjuan Yang, Qiuhong Wang, Bingyou Yang, Ah-Ng Kong
Nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a vital transcription factor that regulates the anti-oxidative defense system. Previous reports suggested that the expression of the Nrf2 gene can be regulated by epigenetic modifications. The potential epigenetic effect of taxifolin (TAX), a potent cancer chemopreventive agent, in skin cancer chemoprotection is unknown. In this study, we investigated how Nrf2 is epigenetically regulated by TAX in JB6 P+ cells. TAX was found to inhibit the 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced colony formation of JB6 P+ cells...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714848/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-activates-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-siah-1-to-control-virus-propagation-via-a-negative-feedback-loop
#10
Sujeong Yeom, Soo Shin Kim, Hyerin Jeong, Kyung Lib Jang
The seven in absentia homologue 1 (Siah-1) protein is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that induces ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal degradation of HBx, the principal regulatory protein of hepatitis B virus (HBV); however, its role in HBV propagation remains unknown. Here, we found that HBx upregulates Siah-1 levels in HepG2 but not in Hep3B cells, in which p53 is absent. For this effect, HBx sequentially activated ataxia telangiectasia mutated kinase and checkpoint kinase 2 via phosphorylation at the Ser-1981 and Thr-68 residues, respectively, which led to the activation of p53 via phosphorylation at the Ser-15 and Ser-20 residues...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709980/downregulation-of-usp18-inhibits-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-in-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-suppressing-bcl2l1
#11
Jing Cai, Tiande Liu, Xiaoliu Jiang, Changkuo Guo, Anwen Liu, Xinlan Xiao
Ubiquitin-specific peptidase 18 (USP18) is closely related with hepatitis B virus (HBV), which has been involved in tumourigenesis. However, there has been little research into the role of USP18 on the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially in HBV-related HCC. In present study, we found that USP18 expression was aberrantly elevated in HCC tissues than adjacent non-tumour tissues. Importantly, USP18 expression was higher in HBV-related HCC cell lines (HepG2.2.15 and Hep3B) than HBV-unrelated HCC cell lines...
July 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699009/bio-fabrication-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-the-leaf-extract-of-an-ancient-herbal-medicine-dandelion-taraxacum-officinale-evaluation-of-their-antioxidant-anticancer-potential-and-antimicrobial-activity-against-phytopathogens
#12
Rijuta G Saratale, Giovanni Benelli, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Dong Su Kim, Ganesh D Saratale
In recent years, the use of nanoparticle-based antimicrobials has been increased due to many advantages over conventional agrochemicals. This study investigates the utilization of common medicinal plant dandelion, Taraxacum officinale, for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (TOL-AgNPs). AgNPs were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against two important phytopathogens, Xanthomonas axonopodis and Pseudomonas syringae. The morphology, size, and structure of TOL-AgNPs were characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678687/ceruloplasmin-inhibits-the-production-of-extracellular-hepatitis-b-virions-by-targeting-its-middle-surface-protein
#13
Kaitao Zhao, Chunchen Wu, Yongxuan Yao, Liang Cao, Zhenhua Zhang, Yifei Yuan, Yun Wang, Rongjuan Pei, Jizheng Chen, Xue Hu, Yuan Zhou, Mengji Lu, Xinwen Chen
Ceruloplasmin (CP) is mainly synthesized by hepatocytes and plays an essential role in iron metabolism. Previous reports have shown that CP levels correlate negatively with disease progression in patients with chronic hepatitis B. However, the function of CP in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) life cycle and the mechanism underlying the above correlation remain unclear. Here, we report that CP can selectively inhibit the production of extracellular HBV virions without altering intracellular viral replication. HBV expression can also downregulate the expression of CP...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672977/in-vitro-evaluation-of-novel-antiviral-activities-of-60-medicinal-plants-extracts-against-hepatitis-b-virus
#14
Ahmed Hassan Arbab, Mohammad Khalid Parvez, Mohammed Salem Al-Dosari, Adnan Jathlan Al-Rehaily
Currently, >35 Saudi Arabian medicinal plants are traditionally used for various liver disorders without a scientific rationale. This is the first experimental evaluation of the anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) potential of the total ethanolic and sequential organic extracts of 60 candidate medicinal plants. The extracts were tested for toxicity on HepG2.2.15 cells and cytotoxicity concentration (CC50) values were determined. The extracts were further investigated on HepG2.2.15 cells for anti-HBV activities by analyzing the inhibition of HBsAg and HBeAg production in the culture supernatants, and their half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) and therapeutic index (TI) values were determined...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649844/chemical-constituents-with-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-mrna-expression-inhibitory-activity-from-dried-immature-morus-alba-fruits
#15
Pisey Pel, Hee-Sung Chae, Piseth Nhoek, Young-Mi Kim, Young-Won Chin
Phytochemical investigation for a chloroform-soluble extract of dried Morus alba fruits, selected by proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) mRNA expression monitoring assay in HepG2 cells, led to the isolation of a new benzofuran, isomoracin D (1), and a naturally occurring compound, N-(N-benzoyl-l-phenylalanyl)-l-phenylalanol (2), along with 13 known compounds (3-15). All of the structures were established by NMR spectroscopic data as well as MS analysis. Of the isolates, moracin C (7) was found to inhibit PCSK9 mRNA expression with an IC50 value of 16...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646655/syntheses-toxicities-and-anti-inflammation-of-h2s-donors-based-on-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#16
Meng Li, Jili Li, Taofeng Zhang, Quanyi Zhao, Jie Cheng, Bin Liu, Zhen Wang, Libo Zhao, Chenwei Wang
Three series of H2S donors based on NSAIDs were synthesized and characterized by (1)H-NMR, IR and ESI-HRMS. The H2S-release abilities of all compounds were evaluated in the presence of TECP or cysteine. The results show all compounds were fast H2S-releasers, and their half-lives were in range of 0-20 min. Under the same condition, H2S released from compound 9 was more than any other compounds. In cytotoxicity aspect, all compounds but 1 and 2 displayed much lower toxicities to both LO2 and HepG2 cell lines, and the IC50 values of most compounds were over 800 μM...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636424/fluid-shear-stress-regulates-hepg2-cell-migration-though-time-dependent-integrin-signaling-cascade
#17
Hongchi Yu, Yang Shen, Jingsi Jin, Yingying Zhang, Tang Feng, Xiaoheng Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a subtype of malignant liver cancer with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. It is noteworthy that mechanical forces in tumor microenvironment play a pivotal role in mediating the behaviors and functions of tumor cells. As an instrumental type of mechanical forces in vivo, fluid shear stress (FSS) has been reported having potent physiologic and pathologic effects on cancer progression. However, the time-dependent mechanochemical transduction in HCC induced by FSS remains unclear...
June 21, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629319/polymorphism-in-asparagine-synthetase-is-associated-with-overall-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#18
Wei Li, Chengwei Dong
BACKGROUND: Recently, it is reported that asparagine synthetase (ASNS) is an independent predictor of surgical survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. It is also reported that activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6) expression is decreased in HCC patients. So in the present study, we explored the relationship between ASNS and ATF6, and whether ASNS expression was associated with HCC. METHODS: ATF6 was over expressed in 3 HCC cell lines (HepG2, HepG2...
June 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614380/interleukin-34-inhibits-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Sheng-Tao Cheng, Hua Tang, Ji-Hua Ren, Xiang Chen, Ai-Long Huang, Juan Chen
BACKGROUND: The hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection could activate the immune system and induce extensive inflammatory response. As the most important inflammatory factor, interleukins are critical for anti-viral immunity. Here we investigated whether interleukin-34 (IL-34) play a role in HBV infection. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, we first found that both serum IL-34 and IL-34 mRNA in PBMCs in chronic HBV patients was significantly decreased compared to the healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605880/js-k-a-nitric-oxide-prodrug-induces-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-hbv-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-2-15-cell
#20
Zhengyun Liu, Guangmin Li, Ying Gou, Dongyan Xiao, Guo Luo, Joseph E Saavedra, Jie Liu, Huan Wang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most important cause of cancer-related death, and 85% of HCC is caused by chronic HBV infection, the prognosis of patients and the reduction of HBV DNA levels remain unsatisfactory. JS-K, a nitric oxide-releasing diazeniumdiolates, is effective against various tumors, but little is known on its effects on HBV positive HCC. We found that JS-K reduced the expression of HBsAg and HBeAg in HBV-positive HepG2.2.15 cells. This study aimed to further examine anti-tumor effects of JS-K on HepG2...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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