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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773191/anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-effects-of-2-2-dipyridyl-diselenide-through-reduction-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-phosphorylation-levels-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
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Suzan Gonçalves Rosa, César Augusto Brüning, Ana Paula Pesarico, Ana Cristina Guerra de Souza, Cristina Wayne Nogueira
Appropriate treatment of pain requires analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs generally associated with undesirable side effects and not fully effective in a significant proportion of patients. Organoselenium compounds elicit a plenty of pharmacological effects in different animal models. Among these compounds, the 2,2`-dipyridyl diselenide (DPD) has a potent antioxidant effect and low toxicity. In this way, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible DPD antinociceptive effect and its mechanism of action, as well as the safety of the compound...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772805/ethyl-acetate-fraction-from-persimmon-diospyros-kaki-ameliorates-cerebral-neuronal-loss-and-cognitive-deficit-via-the-jnk-akt-pathway-in-tmt-induced-mice
#2
Jong Min Kim, Seon Kyeong Park, Jin Yong Kang, Su Bin Park, Seul Ki Yoo, Hye Ju Han, Chul-Woo Kim, Uk Lee, Sea-Hyun Kim, Ho Jin Heo
This study was conducted to assess the antioxidant capacity and protective effect of the ethyl acetate fraction from persimmon ( Diospyros kaki ) (EFDK) on H₂O₂-induced hippocampal HT22 cells and trimethyltin chloride (TMT)-induced Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice. EFDK had high antioxidant activities and neuroprotective effects in HT22 cells. EFDK ameliorated behavioral and memory deficits in Y-maze, passive avoidance and Morris water maze tests. Also, EFDK restored the antioxidant system by regulating malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and reduced gluthathione (GSH), and the cholinergic system by controlling the acetylcholine (ACh) level and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and expression...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772687/metformin-induces-apoptosis-and-alters-cellular-responses-to-oxidative-stress-in-ht29-colon-cancer-cells-preliminary-findings
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Paola Sena, Stefano Mancini, Marta Benincasa, Francesco Mariani, Carla Palumbo, Luca Roncucci
Accumulating evidence suggests that metformin, used as an antidiabetic drug, possesses anti-cancer properties. Metformin reduced the incidence and growth of experimental tumors in vivo. In a randomized clinical trial among nondiabetic patients, metformin treatment significantly decreased the number of aberrant crypt foci compared to the untreated group with a follow-up of 1 month. In our study, HT29 cells were treated with graded concentrations of metformin, 10 mM/25 mM/50 mM for 24/48 h. We performed immunofluorescence experiments by means of confocal microscopy and western blot analysis to evaluate a panel of factors involved in apoptotic/autophagic processes and oxidative stress response...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772680/the-crosstalk-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-er-stress-pathways-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-complex-mechanisms-relevant-for-cancer-inflammation-and-infection
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REVIEW
M Lienhard Schmitz, M Samer Shaban, B Vincent Albert, Anke Gökçen, Michael Kracht
Stressful conditions occuring during cancer, inflammation or infection activate adaptive responses that are controlled by the unfolded protein response (UPR) and the nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells (NF-κB) signaling pathway. These systems can be triggered by chemical compounds but also by cytokines, toll-like receptor ligands, nucleic acids, lipids, bacteria and viruses. Despite representing unique signaling cascades, new data indicate that the UPR and NF-κB pathways converge within the nucleus through ten major transcription factors (TFs), namely activating transcription factor (ATF)4, ATF3, CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (CEBP) homologous protein (CHOP), X-box-binding protein (XBP)1, ATF6α and the five NF-κB subunits...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771406/bay-11-7082-induces-apoptosis-of-multiple-myeloma-u266-cells-through-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Y Wang, X-L Zhang, C-M Sun
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of BAY-11-7082 on proliferation and apoptosis of U266 cells and its mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiple myelomas U266 cells were cultured and divided into control group and gradient-concentration BAY-11-7082 groups (1 μmol/L, 2 μmol/L, 4 μmol/L and 8 μmol/L). Cells in BAY-11-7082 groups were treated with drugs in different concentrations for 4 h, while those in control group were added with an equal volume of solvent...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770329/aeg-1-contributes-to-metastasis-in-hypoxia-related-ovarian-cancer-by-modulating-the-hif-1alpha-nf-kappab-vegf-pathway
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Xiaoyu Yu, Yan Wang, Huilei Qiu, Hongtao Song, Di Feng, Yang Jiang, Shuzhe Deng, Hongxue Meng, Jingshu Geng
Objective: Ovarian carcinoma represents one of the deadliest malignancies among female cancer patients. Astrocyte-elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) participates in the ontogenesis of multiple human malignant diseases. Here we evaluated AEG-1, hypoxia-inducible factor- (HIF-) 1 α , nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF- κ B), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) amounts in hypoxia induced ovarian carcinoma cells. This study aimed to explore the mechanism by which AEG-1 regulates metastasis in hypoxia induced ovarian carcinoma...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768726/ribes-nigrum-l-prevents-uvb-mediated-photoaging-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-potential-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Lu Li, Eunson Hwang, Hien T T Ngo, Seul A Seo, Pei Lin, Wei Gao, Ying Liu, Tae-Hoo Yi
Black currants (Ribes nigrum L, RN) are known as a "super fruit" to possess for their many potential health benefits such as the alleviation of oxidative stress-related disorders. However, little skin photoaging-related research has been done on the use of this agent. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of RN in UVB-irradiated human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs). RN treatment in UVB-irradiated skin models alleviated UVB-mediated photoaging through several mechanisms: Treatment with RN downregulated MAPK-related signaling models, such as those of activation protein 1 (AP-1) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)...
May 16, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766758/anti-inflammatory-peptide-attenuates-edema-and-promotes-bmp-2-induced-bone-formation-in-spine-fusion
#8
Juliane D Glaeser, Khosrowdad Salehi, Linda Kanim, Dmitriy Sheyn, Zachary NaPier, Phillip Behrens, Leslie Garcia, Jason M Cuéllar, Hyun W Bae
Recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2) loaded absorbable collagen sponges (ACS) have been successfully used to enhance bone formation and to induce spinal fusion in humans. However, side effects, such as soft-tissue edema and inflammation, have been reported. NEMO binding domain peptide (NBD) inhibits activation of nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), a central regulator of immune response. In this study, we investigated NBD's potential to reduce BMP-2-induced soft-tissue inflammation without affecting BMP-2-mediated spinal fusion in rat...
May 16, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766433/the-role-of-heat-shock-protein-70-in-oxidant-stress-and-inflammatory-injury-in-quail-spleen-induced-by-cold-stress
#9
Jiayi Ren, Chunpeng Liu, Dan Zhao, Jing Fu
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) in oxidative stress and inflammatory damage in the spleen of quails which were induced by cold stress. One hundred ninety-two 15-day-old male quails were randomly divided into 12 groups and kept at 12 ± 1 °C to examine acute and chronic cold stress. We first detected the changes in activities of antioxidant enzymes in the spleen tissue under acute and chronic cold stress. The activities of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) fluctuated in acute cold stress groups, while they were significantly decreased (p < 0...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766429/naringin-protects-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-through-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-apoptosis-autophagy-and-dna-damage
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Cuneyt Caglayan, Yusuf Temel, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Serkan Yildirim, Sefa Kucukler
Cyclophosphamide (CP) is a common chemotherapeutic agent that is effective against a wide variety of tumors. The associated hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity, however, limit its therapeutic use. Naringin (NG) is a natural flavanone glycoside that has pharmacological and therapeutic activities, such as anti-inflammation, anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant properties. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of NG against CP-induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in rats. Rats were pre-treated with NG (50 and 100 mg/kg b...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765202/inhibition-of-human-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells-and-targeting-of-pc-3-derived-prostate-cancer-stem-cells-with-koenimbin-a-natural-dietary-compound-from-murraya-koenigii-l-spreng
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Behnam Kamalidehghan, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Elahe Motevaseli, Fatemeh Ahmadipour
Background: Inhibition of prostate cancer stem cells (PCSCs) is an efficient curative maintenance protocol for the prevention of prostate cancer. The objectives of this study were to assess the efficiency of koenimbin, a major biologically active component of Murraya koenigii (L) Spreng, in the suppression of PC-3 cells and to target PC-3-derived cancer stem cells (CSCs) through apoptotic and CSC signaling pathways in vitro. Materials and methods: The antiproliferative activity of koenimbin was examined using MTT, and the apoptotic detection was carried out by acridine orange/propidium iodide (AO/PI) double-staining and multiparametric high-content screening (HCS) assays...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765014/steroid-receptor-coactivator-interacting-protein-sip-suppresses-myocardial-injury-caused-by-acute-pancreatitis
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Xin Chen, Bin Zhu
BACKGROUND Steroid receptor coactivator-interacting protein (SIP) inhibits the activation of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) by interacting with p65. The occurrence of acute pancreatitis (AP) is closely associated with pro-inflammatory response. The present study aimed to investigate the role of SIP on myocardial injury caused by AP. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rat pancreatic acinar tumor cell line AR42J cells were treated with caerulein to establish AP cell models. The levels of TNF-α, IL-6, cTnI, CK-MB, and LDH1 were detected by ELISA assay...
May 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762854/the-influence-of-palatable-high-energy-diet-in-diet-induced-obesity-pregnant-rats-on-offspring-oxidative-stress-in-liver
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J-T Jiang, Y-J Jiang
OBJECTIVE: We established an animal model of diet-induced obesity pregnant rats and their offsprings, and explored the effect of high-energy feeding on oxidative stress in filial rat liver, as well as the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into two groups: control group and palatable high-energy diet (PHED) group. Liver tissues were obtained 12 days after offspring rats were born for further study...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762844/free-fatty-acids-mediates-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-inflammation-through-toll-like-receptor-4
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L Chen, C-X Yu, B Song, W Cai, C Liu, Q-B Guan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) in the free fatty acids (FFAs) induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) inflammation and to explore the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HUVECs and HEK293 cell lines were obtained from Shanghai Type Culture Collection. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK8) and flow cytometry (FCM) were performed to examine the cell viability and apoptosis rate of HUVECs induced by FFAs treatments with or without infection of toll-like receptor-4 interference (TLR4i) adenovirus...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758494/uncovering-potential-anti-neuroinflammatory-components-of-modified-wuziyanzong-prescription-through-a-target-directed-molecular-docking-fingerprint-strategy
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Jinfeng Chen, Jinlong Wang, Yingyuan Lu, Shaoyang Zhao, Qian Yu, Xuemei Wang, Pengfei Tu, Kewu Zeng, Yong Jiang
Neuroinflammation is a main factor in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer disease. Our previous studies indicated that the modified Wuziyanzong Prescription (MWP) can suppress neuroinflammatory responses via nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) signaling pathways. However, the anti-neuroinflammatory components of MWP remain unclear. Herein, a target-directed molecular docking fingerprint (TMDF) strategy, via integrating the chemical profiling and molecular docking approaches, was developed to identify the potential anti-neuroinflammatory components of MWP...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758489/fisetin-inhibits-the-generation-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-human-lung-epithelial-cells-by-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-erk1-2-pathways
#16
Hui-Ling Peng, Wen-Chung Huang, Shu-Chen Cheng, Chian-Jiun Liou
Fisetin, a flavone that can be isolated from fruits and vegetables, has anti-tumor and anti-oxidative properties and ameliorates airway hyperresponsiveness in asthmatic mice. This study investigated whether fisetin can suppress the expression of inflammatory mediators and intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) in A549 human lung epithelial cells that were stimulated with interleukin-1β (IL-1β) to induce inflammatory responses. A549 cells were treated with fisetin (3-30 μM) and then with IL-1β. Fisetin significantly inhibited COX-2 expression and reduced prostaglandin E2 production, and it suppressed the levels of IL-8, CCL5, monocyte chemotactic protein 1, tumor necrosis factor α, and IL-6...
May 11, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757957/arthroprotective-effects-of-cf-02-sharing-structural-similarity-with-quercetin
#17
Feng-Cheng Liu, Jeng-Wei Lu, Chiao-Yun Chien, Hsu-Shan Huang, Chia-Chung Lee, Shiu-Bii Lien, Leou-Chyr Lin, Liv Weichien Chen, Yi-Jung Ho, Min-Chung Shen, Ling-Jun Ho, Jenn-Haung Lai
In this study, we synthesized hundreds of analogues based on the structure of small-molecule inhibitors (SMIs) that were previously identified in our laboratory with the aim of identifying potent yet safe compounds for arthritis therapeutics. One of the analogues was shown to share structural similarity with quercetin, a potent anti-inflammatory flavonoid present in many different fruits and vegetables. We investigated the immunomodulatory effects of this compound, namely 6-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-3-(3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-2 H -benzo[ e ][1,3]oxazine-2,4(3 H )-dione (Cf-02), in a side-by-side comparison with quercetin...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756515/effects-of-polaprezinc-on-gastric-mucosal-damage-and-neurotransmitters-in-a-rat-model-of-chemotherapy-induced-vomiting
#18
Zhao Yang Liu, Wen Bo Xie, Ming Ru Li, Nan Teng, Xiao Liang, Zi Qiang Zhang
Objective To investigate the effects of polaprezinc (PZ) on cyclophosphamide (CTX)- or cisplatin (DDP)-induced gastric mucosal injury and on a rat model of neurotransmitter-mediated vomiting. Methods Sprague-Dawley rats were divided at random into Control, CTX, DDP, PZ+CTX, and PZ+DDP groups. After 20 days, brain tissues and sera were analyzed for the levels of dopamine (DA), 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB). Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of stomach, intestine, and brain tissues were examined using light microscopy...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753822/the-protective-role-of-selenium-against-cadmium-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-laying-hens-expression-of-hsps-and-inflammation-related-genes-and-modulation-of-elements-homeostasis
#19
Runxiang Zhang, Yanhong Liu, Lu Xing, Ning Zhao, Qimin Zheng, Jianhong Li, Jun Bao
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential role of high selenium (Se) diets in alleviating chronic cadmium (Cd) hepatic toxicity in laying hens. In the present study, 128 healthy 31-week-old laying hens were fed a diet supplemented with Se (Na2 SeO3 , 2 mg/kg), Cd (CdCl2 , 150 mg/kg), or both Se and Cd (150 mg/kg of CdCl2 and 2 mg/kg of Na2 SeO3 ) for 90 days. The expression levels of heat shock proteins (Hsps, including Hsp60, Hsp70 and Hsp90) and inflammation-related factors, including nuclear factor-kappa B p50 (NF-κB), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), prostaglandin E synthases (PTGES), interleukin 1-beta (IL-1β), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were investigated...
May 10, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753717/trim38-regulates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-through-tab2-degradation-in-osteoclast-and-osteoblast-differentiation
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Kabsun Kim, Jung Ha Kim, Inyoung Kim, Semun Seong, Nacksung Kim
The tripartite motif protein 38 (TRIM38), a member of the TRIM family, is involved in various cellular processes such as cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and antiviral defense. However, the role of TRIM38 in osteoclast and osteoblast differentiation is not yet known. In this study, we report the involvement of TRIM38 in osteoclast and osteoblast differentiation. Overexpression of TRIM38, in osteoclast precursor cells, attenuated receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclast formation, RANKL-triggered NF-κB activation, and expression of osteoclast marker genes, such as NFATc1, osteoclast-associated receptor (OSCAR), and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP); and down-regulation of TRIM38 expression showed the opposite effects...
May 10, 2018: Bone
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