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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908701/inhibitory-effects-of-l-theanine-on-airway-inflammation-in-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
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Yong Pil Hwang, Sun Woo Jin, Jae Ho Choi, Chul Yung Choi, Hyung Gyun Kim, Se Jong Kim, Yongan Kim, Kyung Jin Lee, Young Chul Chung, Hye Gwang Jeong
L-theanine, a water-soluble amino acid isolated from green tea (Camellia sinensis), has anti-inflammatory activity, antioxidative properties, and hepatoprotective effects. However, the anti-allergic effect of L-theanine and its underlying molecular mechanisms have not been elucidated. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of L-theanine on asthmatic responses, particularly airway inflammation and oxidative stress modulation in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced murine model of asthma. Treatment with L-theanine dramatically attenuated the extensive trafficking of inflammatory cells into bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)...
November 28, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902962/sargachromenol-protects-against-vascular-inflammation-by-preventing-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-monocyte-adhesion-to-primary-endothelial-cells-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#2
Wi-Gyeong Gwon, Eun-Ji Joung, Mi-Sung Kwon, Su-Jin Lim, Tadanobu Utsuki, Hyeung-Rak Kim
Vascular inflammation is a key factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective effects of sargachromenol (SCM) against tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced vascular inflammation. SCM decreased the expression of cell adhesion molecules, including intracellular adhesion molecule-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, in TNF-α-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), resulted in reduced adhesion of monocytes to HUVECs. SCM also decreased the production of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in TNF-α-induced HUVECs...
November 27, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895780/curcumin-potentiates-the-effect-of-chemotherapy-against-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Helia Judith Pimentel-Gutiérrez, Lucina Bobadilla-Morales, César Cenobio Barba-Barba, Citlalli Ortega-De-La-Torre, Fernando Antonio Sánchez-Zubieta, Jorge Román Corona-Rivera, Betsy Annel González-Quezada, Juan S Armendáriz-Borunda, Rocío Silva-Cruz, Alfredo Corona-Rivera
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accounts for 30% of all pediatric cancers. Currently available treatments exhibit toxicity and certain patients may develop resistance. Thus, less toxic and chemoresistance-reversal agents are required. In the present study, the potential effect of curcumin, a component of Curcuma longa, as a pharmacological co-adjuvant of several chemotherapeutic agents against ALL, including prednisone, 6-mercaptopurine, dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, l-asparaginase, vincristine, daunorubicin, doxorubicin, methotrexate and cytarabine, was investigated in the REH ALL cell line cultures treated in combination with chemotherapeutic agents and curcumin...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894215/the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Niklas Vogt, Beiying Dai, Tabea Erdmann, Wolfgang E Berdel, Georg Lenz
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is characterized by the translocation t(11;14) leading to constitutive cyclin D1 overexpression. However, overexpression of cyclin D1 alone is insufficient to cause malignant transformation. Secondary genetic alterations and deregulated signaling pathways involved in DNA damage response, cell proliferation, and apoptosis are indispensable for MCL lymphomagenesis. Recent studies investigating the biology of MCL have revealed crucial importance of B-cell receptor (BCR), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and BCL2 signaling for the molecular pathogenesis of MCL...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889435/role-of-hmgb1-translocation-to-neuronal-nucleus-in-rat-model-with-septic-brain-injury
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Yafei Li, Xihong Li, Yi Qu, Jichong Huang, Tingting Zhu, Fengyan Zhao, Shiping Li, Dezhi Mu
High-mobility Group Box-1 (HMGB1) is a central late proinflammatory cytokine that triggers the inflammatory response during sepsis. However, whether HMGB1 is involved in the pathogenesis of septic brain damage is unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of HMGB1 in regulating brain injury in a rat model of sepsis. Wistar rats were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) to induce septic brain injury. Hematoxylin and eosin staining was used to detect pathological changes in the cortex. The cellular localization of HMGB1 was determined using immunostaining...
November 23, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888442/annulohpoxylotol-a-and-b-new-sesquiterpenoids-from-the-endophytic-fungus-annulohypoxylon-truncatum-are-natural-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibitors
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Wei Li, Ya Nan Sun, Changyeol Lee, Sung Hee Bang, Soonok Kim, Jin Yeul Ma, Young Ho Kim, Sang Hee Shim
Two sesquiterpenoids, annulohpoxylotol A and B, were isolated along with five sterols from an ethyl acetate extract of cultures of the endophytic fungus Annulohypoxylon truncatum growing on leaves of Zizania caduciflora. The structures of the isolated compounds were established using one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D)-NMR and mass spectrometry. The nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) inhibitory activities of the isolated compounds stimulated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) were measured using a luciferase reporter system...
November 25, 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887948/s-allyl-cysteine-ameliorates-cognitive-deficits-in-streptozotocin-diabetic-rats-via-suppression-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-acetylcholinesterase
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Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Zahra Kiasalari, Siamak Afshin-Majd, Zahra Ghasemi, Mehrdad Roghani
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with learning, memory, and cognitive deficits. S-allyl cysteine (SAC) is the main organosulfur bioactive molecule in aged garlic extract with anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and nootropic property. This research was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of SAC on alleviation of learning and memory deficits in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats and to explore involvement of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), and heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) signaling cascade...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887602/combination-of-aspirin-with-essential-fatty-acids-is-superior-to-aspirin-alone-to-prevent-or-ameliorate-sepsis-or-ards
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EDITORIAL
Undurti N Das
It has been suggested that aspirin may be of benefit in treating sepsis and ARDS in view of its ability to block cyclo-oxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 activities; inhibit nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB); enhance the production of endothelial nitric oxide (eNO) and lipoxin A4 (LXA4). Our previous studies revealed that plasma phospholipid content of arachidonic acid (AA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is low in patients with sepsis. This implies that beneficial actions of aspirin in sepsis and ARDS is unlikely to be obtained in view of deficiency of AA and EPA, the precursors of LXA4 and resolvins respectively that are potent anti-inflammatory compounds and enhancers of eNO generation...
November 25, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886548/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-asymmetric-ef24-analogues-as-potential-anti-cancer-agents-for-lung-cancer
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Jianzhang Wu, Shoubiao Wu, Lingyi Shi, Shanshan Zhang, Jiye Ren, Song Yao, Di Yun, Lili Huang, Jiabing Wang, Wulan Li, Xiaoping Wu, Peihong Qiu, Guang Liang
The nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway has been targeted for the therapy of various cancers, including lung cancer. EF24 was considered as a potent inhibitor of NF-κB signaling pathway. In this study, a series of asymmetric EF24 analogues were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-cancer activity against three lung cancer cell lines (A549, LLC, H1650). Most of the compounds exhibited good anti-tumor activity. Among them, compound 81 showed greater cytotoxicity than EF24. Compound 81 also possessed a potent anti-migration and anti-proliferative ability against A549 cells in a concentration-dependent manner...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881951/neuronal-gene-targets-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-their-dysregulation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Wanda M Snow, Benedict C Albensi
Although, better known for its role in inflammation, the transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) has more recently been implicated in synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. This has been, in part, to the discovery of its localization not just in glia, cells that are integral to mediating the inflammatory process in the brain, but also neurons. Several effectors of neuronal NF-κB have been identified, including calcium, inflammatory cytokines (i.e., tumor necrosis factor alpha), and the induction of experimental paradigms thought to reflect learning and memory at the cellular level (i...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881676/cytoplasmic-localization-of-proline-glutamic-acid-leucine-rich-protein-1-pelp1-induces-breast-epithelial-cell-migration-through-upregulation-of-inhibitor-of-kappa-b-kinase-epsilon-and-inflammatory-crosstalk-with-macrophages
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Brian J Girard, Todd P Knutson, Bethanie Kuker, Laura McDowell, Kathryn L Schwertfeger, Julie H Ostrander
Cytoplasmic localization of proline, glutamic acid, leucine rich protein 1 (PELP1) is observed in about 40% of women with invasive breast cancer. In mouse models, PELP1 overexpression in the mammary gland leads to pre-malignant lesions and eventually mammary tumors. In preliminary clinical studies, cytoplasmic localization of PELP1 was seen in 36% of women at high risk of developing breast cancer. Here, we investigated whether cytoplasmic PELP1 signaling promotes breast cancer initiation in models of immortalized human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880964/protective-effects-of-standardized-siegesbeckia-glabrescens-extract-and-its-active-compound-kirenol-against-uvb-induced-photoaging-through-inhibition-of-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Jongwook Kim, Mi-Bo Kim, Jun Gon Yun, Jae Kwan Hwang
Anti-photoaging effects of standardized Siegesbeckia glabrescens extract (SGE) and its major active compound kirenol were investigated using Hs68 human dermal fibroblasts and hairless mice, respectively. UVB-irradiated hairless mice that received oral SGE (600 mg/kg/day) showed reduced wrinkle formation and skinfold thickness compared to the UVB-irradiated control. Furthermore, SGE treatment increased the mRNA levels of collagen synthesis genes (COL1A1, COL3A1, COL4A1, and COL7A1) and activated antioxidant enzyme (catalase), while suppressing the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs; MMP-2, -3, -9, and -13) expression...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877109/npas3-regulates-transcription-and-expression-of-vgf-implications-for-neurogenesis-and-psychiatric-disorders
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Dongxue Yang, Wenbo Zhang, Arshad Padhiar, Yao Yue, Yonghui Shi, Tiezheng Zheng, Kaspar Davis, Yu Zhang, Min Huang, Yuyuan Li, Li Sha
Neuronal PAS domain protein 3 (NPAS3) and VGF (VGF Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Inducible) are important for neurogenesis and psychiatric disorders. Previously, we have demonstrated that NPAS3 regulates VGF at the transcriptional level. In this study, VGF (non-acronymic) was found regulated by NPAS3 in neuronal stem cells. However, the underlying mechanism of this regulation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the correlation of NPAS3 and VGF, and their roles in neural cell proliferation, in the context of psychiatric illnesses...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876836/nf-kappa%C3%AE-inducing-kinase-regulates-stem-cell-phenotype-in-breast-cancer
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Karla Vazquez-Santillan, Jorge Melendez-Zajgla, Luis Enrique Jimenez-Hernandez, Javier Gaytan-Cervantes, Laura Muñoz-Galindo, Patricia Piña-Sanchez, Gustavo Martinez-Ruiz, Javier Torres, Patricia Garcia-Lopez, Carolina Gonzalez-Torres, Victor Ruiz, Federico Avila-Moreno, Marco Velasco-Velazquez, Mayra Perez-Tapia, Vilma Maldonado
Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) overexpress components of the Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling cascade and consequently display high NF-κB activity levels. Breast cancer cell lines with high proportion of CSCs exhibit high NF-κB-inducing kinase (NIK) expression. The role of NIK in the phenotype of cancer stem cell regulation is poorly understood. Expression of NIK was analyzed by quantitative RT-PCR in BCSCs. NIK levels were manipulated through transfection of specific shRNAs or an expression vector...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876618/tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ceramide-signaling-contributes-to-ox-ldl-induced-calcification-of-human-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Yan Song, Menglin Hou, Zhenlin Li, Chufan Luo, Jing-Song Ou, Huimin Yu, Jianyun Yan, Lihe Lu
Vascular calcification is a major feature of advanced atherosclerosis and highly associated with cardiovascular diseases. Oxidized low density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) has been recognized as a critical risk factor for atherosclerosis and osteogenic differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Previous studies have demonstrated that toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) is highly expressed in atherosclerotic lesions and participates in the progression of atherosclerosis. However, the role of TLR4 in vascular calcification remains unknown...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876112/antioxidant-defense-of-nrf2-vs-pro-inflammatory-system-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-during-the-amoebic-liver-infection-in-hamster
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Liseth R Aldaba-Muruato, Martin H Muñoz-Ortega, María Del R Campos-Esparza, José R Macías-Pérez, Nayeli A Márquez-Muñoz, Ana G Villalobos-Santos, Javier Ventura-Juárez
Entamoeba histolytica is the causative agent of amoebic liver abscess (ALA), which course with an uncontrolled inflammation and nitro-oxidative stresses, although it is well known that amoeba has an effective defence mechanisms against this toxic environment, the underlying molecular factors responsible for progression of tissue damage remain largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to determine during the acute stage of ALA in hamsters, the involvement of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), which are activated in response to oxidative stress...
November 23, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873354/gastroprotective-effect-of-esculin-on-ethanol-induced-gastric-lesion-in-mice
#17
Weifeng Li, Yu Wang, Xiumei Wang, Hailin Zhang, Zehong He, Wenbing Zhi, Fang Liu, Xiaofeng Niu
The gastroprotective effect of esculin was investigated in a mouse model of ethanol-induced gastric lesion. Administration of esculin at doses of 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg body weight prior to ethanol ingestion led to significant gastroprotection compared to untreated mice. Gastric mucosal lesions were evaluated by macroscopic and histopathological alterations, lesion index, and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. Pretreatment with esculin significantly reduced macroscopic and histopathological damage, gastric lesion index, and MPO activity in a dose-dependent manner...
November 22, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872711/ozone-therapy-could-attenuate-tubulointerstitial-injury-in-adenine-induced-ckd-rats-by-mediating-nrf2-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Gang Yu, Xiuheng Liu, Zhiyuan Chen, Hui Chen, Lei Wang, Zhishun Wang, Tao Qiu, Xiaodong Weng
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine the effects of ozone therapy on restoring impaired Nrf2 activation to ameliorate chronic tubulointerstitial injury in rats with adenine-induced CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with 0.75% adenine-containing diet to induce CKD and chronic tubulointerstitial injury. Ozone therapy was administered by rectal insufflation. After 4 weeks, serum and kidney samples were collected and analyzed. Renal function and systemic electrolyte level were detected...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869499/capsaicinoids-improve-egg-production-by-regulating-ovary-nuclear-transcription-factors-against-heat-stress-in-quail
#19
N Sahin, C Orhan, M Tuzcu, V Juturu, K Sahin
1. To examine the molecular mechanism of capsaicinoid supplementation from Capsicum extract, laying Japanese quail (n=180, 5 weeks old) were reared either at 22(o)C for 24 h/d (thermoneutral, TN) or 34(o)C for 8 h/d (heat stress, HS) and fed on one of three diets containing 0, 25 or 50 mg of capsaicinoids per kg for 12 weeks (2x3 factorial arrangement). 2. The results revealed that exposure to HS decreased feed consumption by 10.7% and egg production by 13.6%, increased serum and ovary malondialdehyde (MDA) levels by 66...
November 21, 2016: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867272/oryza-sativa-rice-hull-extract-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-in-raw264-7-macrophages-by-suppressing-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#20
Sang Keun Ha, Jeehye Sung, Inwook Choi, Yoonsook Kim
BACKGROUND: Rice (Oryza sativa) is a major cereal crop in many Asian countries and an important staple food source. Rice hulls have been reported to possess antioxidant activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the antiinflammatory effects of rice hull extract and associated signal transduction mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. RESULTS: We found that rice hull extract inhibited nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 by suppressing the expression of inducible NO synthase and cyclooxygenase-2, respectively...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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