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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928708/withania-somnifera-reverses-transactive-response-dna-binding-protein-43-proteinopathy-in-a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
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Kallol Dutta, Priyanka Patel, Reza Rahimian, Daniel Phaneuf, Jean-Pierre Julien
Abnormal cytoplasmic mislocalization of transactive response DNA binding protein 43 (TARDBP or TDP-43) in degenerating neurons is a hallmark of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with ubiquitin-positive inclusions (FTLD-U). Our previous work suggested that nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) may constitute a therapeutic target for TDP-43-mediated disease. Here, we investigated the effects of root extract of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha), an herbal medicine with anti-inflammatory properties, in transgenic mice expressing a genomic fragment encoding human TDP-43(A315T) mutant...
December 7, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928219/salidroside-protects-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#2
Rufeng Lu, Yueguo Wu, Honggang Guo, Xiaomin Huang
Salidroside (SDS) has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties. The objective of this study was to investigate the protective effect of SDS on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. BALB/c mice were pretreated with SDS 1 hour before intranasal instillation of LPS. Seven hours after LPS administration, the myeloperoxidase in histology of lungs, lung wet/dry ratio, and inflammatory cells in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were determined. The levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL 1β), and IL-6 in the BALF were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 2016: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927222/tollip-an-early-regulator-of-the-acute-inflammatory-response-in-the-substantia-nigra
#3
Marie Humbert-Claude, D Duc, D Dwir, L Thieren, J Sandström von Tobel, C Begka, F Legueux, D Velin, M H Maillard, K Q Do, F Monnet-Tschudi, L Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: Tollip is a ubiquitously expressed protein, originally described as a modulator of the IL-1R/TLR-NF-κB signaling pathways. Although this property has been well characterized in peripheral cells, and despite some evidence of its expression in the central nervous system, the role of Tollip in neuroinflammation remains poorly understood. The present study sought to explore the implication of Tollip in inflammation in the substantia nigra pars compacta, the structure affected in Parkinson's disease...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922103/hypothalamic-activation-is-essential-for-endotoxemia-induced-acute-muscle-wasting
#4
Kaipeng Duan, Qiyi Chen, Minhua Cheng, Chenyan Zhao, Zhiliang Lin, Shanjun Tan, Fengchan Xi, Tao Gao, Jialiang Shi, Juanhong Shen, Weiqin Li, Wenkui Yu, Jieshou Li, Ning Li
Growing evidence suggests acute skeletal muscle wasting is a key factor affecting nutritional support and prognosis in critical patients. Previously, plenty of studies of muscle wasting focused on the peripheral pathway, little was known about the central role. We tested the hypothesis whether central inflammatory pathway and neuropeptides were involved in the process. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treated rats, hypothalamic NF-κB pathway and inflammation were highly activated, which was accompanied with severe muscle wasting...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920947/the-daniel-k-inouye-college-of-pharmacy-scripts-poha-berry-physalis-peruviana-with-potential-anti-inflammatory-and-cancer-prevention-activities
#5
Leng Chee Chang, Mayuramas Sang-Ngern, John M Pezzuto, Carolyn Ma
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, during a historic event in Spring 2016, graduated the first two students in the Pacific region to earn a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. The college offers PhD programs in these five disciplines: Cancer Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, and Pharmacology. One of the Pharmacognosy dissertations focused on plant-derived natural products with potential anti-inflammatory and cancer chemopreventive activities...
November 2016: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920521/celastrol-nanomicelles-attenuate-cytokine-secretion-in-macrophages-and-inhibit-macrophage-induced-corneal-neovascularization-in-rats
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Zhanrong Li, Jingguo Li, Lei Zhu, Ying Zhang, Junjie Zhang, Lin Yao, Dan Liang, Liya Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of celastrol-loaded nanomicelles (CNMs) on activated macrophage-induced corneal neovascularization (CNV) in rats and cytokine secretion in macrophages. Using an angiogenesis assay in vitro, we detected the effects of CNMs on human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) migration and invasion. In addition, the expression levels of cytokines secreted from hypoxia-induced macrophages were assessed through cytokine array analysis. The expression of hypoxia-inducible factors-1α (HIF-1α), nuclear factor-kappa B p65 (NF-κB p65), phospho-nuclear factor-kappa B p65 (phospho-NF-κB p65), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), phospho-p38 MAPK, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), and phospho-ERK1/2 was analyzed by western blotting...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919962/ascorbyl-stearate-promotes-apoptosis-through-intrinsic-mitochondrial-pathway-in-hela-cancer-cells
#7
Shirish D Mane, Maikho Thoh, Deepak Sharma, Santosh K Sandur, K Akhilender Naidu
BACKGROUND: Ascorbic acid is proposed to have antitumor potential against certain cancer types but has the limitation of requiring high doses for treating cancer. Ascorbyl stearate (ASC-S) is a fatty acid ester derivative of ascorbic acid with comparable potent apoptotic activity. The present study was aimed at understanding the pathway involved in apoptotic activity of ASC-S in cervical cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of ASC-S on reactive oxygen species (ROS), and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) was studied in HeLa cells...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919735/quercetin-attenuates-high-fructose-feeding-induced-atherosclerosis-by-suppressing-inflammation-and-apoptosis-via-ros-regulated-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#8
Xue-Li Lu, Cui-Hua Zhao, Xin-Liang Yao, Han Zhang
Quercetin is a dietary flavonoid compound extracted from various plants, such as apple and onions. Previous studies have revealed its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activities. This study investigated the ability of quercetin to inhibit high fructose feeding- or LPS-induced atherosclerosis through regulating oxidative stress, apoptosis and inflammation response in vivo and in vitro experiments. 50 and 100mg/kg quercetin were used in our study, showing significant inhibitory role in high fructose-induced atherosclerosis via reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, Caspase-3 activation, inflammatory cytokines releasing, the number of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL)-positive cells and collagen contents as well as modulating apoptosis- and inflammation-related proteins expression...
December 2, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915092/acupuncture-ameliorates-inflammatory-response-in-a-chronic-unpredictable-stress-rat-model-of-depression
#9
Jun Lu, Run-Hui Shao, Shu-Ying Jin, Li Hu, Ya Tu, Jian-You Guo
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. Chronic inflammatory response has been viewed as a key factor in depression. Acupuncture in Chinese medicine has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. In the present study, we investigated the mechanism underlying antidepressant effect of acupuncture. The rats were subjected to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) for 28days to induce depressive-like behaviors. Acupuncture treatment was applied once every other day during the 28-day stress period...
November 30, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909742/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-montelukast-a-cysteinyl-leukotriene-receptor-1-antagonist-against-estradiol-induced-nonbacterial-inflammation-in-the-rat-prostate
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Mahmoud M Said, Maarten C Bosland
There is no standard treatment of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis in humans. The current study was aimed to investigate the effect of montelukast, an antagonist of cysteinyl leukotriene receptor-1, against estrogen-induced, nonbacterial lateral lobe-specific prostate inflammation in rats. Male Wistar rats were randomized into five groups of six rats, including sham controls (group 1) and castrated rats (group 2), whereas nonbacterial prostatitis (NBP) was induced in groups 3-5 by castration followed by a daily subcutaneous injection of estradiol (0...
December 1, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908701/inhibitory-effects-of-l-theanine-on-airway-inflammation-in-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
#11
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 29, 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
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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/27898411/radioprotective-effects-of-heat-killed-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-cultured-cells-and-radiosensitive-tissues
#13
Yuanyuan Chen, Yang Xu, Jicong Du, Jiaming Guo, Xiao Lei, Jianguo Cui, Cong Liu, Ying Cheng, Bailong Li, Fu Gao, Jintao Ju, Jianming Cai, Yanyong Yang
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ionizing radiation (IR) often causes severe damage to radiosensitive tissues, which limits the use of radiotherapy in cancer patients. Novel safe and effective radioprotectant is urgently required. It has been reported toll like receptor 2 (TLR2) plays a critical role in radioresistance. In this study, we demonstrated the protective effects of Heat-Killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis (HKMT), a potent TLR2 agonist, against IR. METHODS: Cell survival and apoptosis were determined by CCK-8 assay and Annexin V assay, respectively...
November 30, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#20
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...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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