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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913993/antifreeze-glycopeptides-from-structure-and-activity-studies-to-current-approaches-in-chemical-synthesis
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Małgorzata Urbańczyk, Jerzy Góra, Rafał Latajka, Norbert Sewald
Antifreeze glycopeptides (AFGPs) are a class of biological antifreeze agents found predominantly in Arctic and Antarctic species of fish. They possess the ability to regulate ice nucleation and ice crystal growth, thus creating viable life conditions at temperatures below the freezing point of body fluids. AFGPs usually consist of 4-55 repetitions of the tripeptide unit Ala-Ala-Thr that is O-glycosylated at the threonine side chains with β-D-galactosyl-(1 → 3)-α-N-acetyl-D-galactosamine. Due to their interesting properties and high antifreeze activity, they have many potential applications, e...
December 2, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913418/a-novel-rhamnose-rich-hetero-exopolysaccharide-isolated-from-lactobacillus-paracasei-dg-activates-thp-1-human-monocytic-cells
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Silvia Balzaretti, Valentina Taverniti, Simone Guglielmetti, Walter Fiore, Mario Minuzzo, Hansel N Ngo, Judith B Ngere, Sohaib Sadiq, Paul N Humphreys, Andrew P Laws
: Lactobacillus paracasei DG is a bacterial strain with recognized probiotic properties and is used in commercial probiotic products. However, the mechanisms underlying its probiotic properties are mainly unknown. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the capability of strain DG to interact with the host is, at least partly, associated with its ability to synthesize a surface-associated exopolysaccharide (EPS). Comparative genomics revealed the presence of putative EPS gene clusters in DG genome; accordingly, EPS was isolated from the surface of the bacterium...
December 2, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912738/hepatoprotective-activity-of-lepidium-sativum-seeds-against-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-animal-model
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Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Khalid M Alkharfy, Syed Rizwan Ahamad, Kazi Mohsin, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari
BACKGROUND: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is clinical syndrome with very poor prognosis and high mortality there is urgent need for the development of safe and non-toxic hepatoprotective agents for the adequate management of hepatitis. Hepatoprotective effect of the Lepidium sativum ethanolic extract (LSEE) was assessed by D-galactosamine-induced/lipopolysaccharide (400 mg/kg and 30 μg/kg) liver damage model in rats. METHODS: Hepatoprotective activity of LSEE (150 and 300 mg/kg) and silymarin on D-GalN/LPS induced FHF in rat was assessed using several liver function enzyme parameters...
December 3, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879415/the-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor-captopril-rescues-mice-from-endotoxin-induced-lethal-hepatitis
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Pu Ge, Rong Jiang, Xin Yao, Jing Li, Jie Dai, Li Zhang, Bin Ye
The renin-angiotensin system is classically regarded as a crucial regulator of circulatory homeostasis, but recent studies also revealed its pro-inflammatory roles. The beneficial effects of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) in severe inflammatory injury in the lung and heart have been previously reported, but its potential effects on lethal hepatitis were unknown. In this study, a mouse model with LPS/d-galactosamine (GalN)-induced fulminant hepatitis were used to test the protective potential of captopril, a representative ACEI...
November 22, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878238/nobiletin-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-d%C3%A2-galactosamine%C3%A2-induced-liver-injury-in-mice-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway-and-subsequently-inhibiting-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%A2-mediated-cytokine-production
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Zhenxing He, Xuanfei Li, Hao Chen, Kun He, Yiming Liu, Junhua Gong, Jianping Gong
Inflammation and oxidative stress serve an important role in the development of lipopolysaccharide/D-galactosamine (LPS/GalN)‑induced acute liver injury. Nobiletin, which is found in high quantities in the peel of citrus fruits, is able to modulate immune responses, including inflammatory response and oxidative stress. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of nobiletin on LPS/GalN‑induced acute liver injury. Male C57BL/6 mice were intraperitoneally treated with nobiletin (50, 100 and 200 mg/kg) 2 h prior to LPS/GalN injection...
November 15, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876602/genistein-attenuates-d-galn-induced-liver-fibrosis-chronic-liver-damage-in-rats-by-blocking-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
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Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Mohammad Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Genistein is a major isoflavonoid abundantly found in soy. Earlier genistein has been reported to possess protective effect against a multitude of disorders including cancer. Previously we demonstrated the protective effects of Genistein in d-Galactosamine (D-GalN) induced fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in rats. In present study, we evaluated the hepatoprotective activity of Genistein in rat model of chronic liver damage and liver fibrosis. METHODS: Liver fibrosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (250 mg/kg BW) twice a week for 12 weeks...
November 19, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861739/afzelin-ameliorates-d-galactosamine-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fulminant-hepatic-failure-by-modulating-mitochondrial-quality-control-and-dynamics-150-150
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Sang-Bin Lee, Jung-Woo Kang, So-Jin Kim, Jongmin Ahn, Jinwoong Kim, Sun-Mee Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is a fatal clinical syndrome that results in excessive inflammation and hepatocyte death. Mitochondrial dysfunction is considered to be a possible mechanism of FHF. Afzelin, a flavonol glycoside found in Houttuynia cordata Thunberg, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The present study elucidated the cytoprotective mechanisms of afzelin against D-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced FHF, particularly focusing on mitochondrial quality control and dynamics...
November 15, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836788/regression-of-fibrosis-cirrhosis-by-glycine-propionyl-l-carnitine-treatment-in-d-galactosamine-induced-chronic-liver-damage
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Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganaie, Nishika Verma, Humaira Farooqi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis are leading causes of morbidity and mortality, with majority of preventable cases attributed to excessive alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We previously reported the hepatoprotective effect of Glycine propionyl-l-carnitine (GPLC) against the fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) induced by d-Galactosamine (D-GalN). In this study we evaluated the protective effect of GPLC against D-GalN induced chronic liver damage...
November 9, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833028/qingchangligan-formula-attenuates-the-inflammatory-response-to-protect-the-liver-from-acute-failure-induced-by-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-in-mice
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Xiangying Zhang, Jianbo Ding, Chunyan Gou, Tao Wen, Li Li, Xiaojun Wang, Huasheng Yang, Dan Liu, Jinli Lou, Dexi Chen, Feng Ren, Xiuhui Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Qingchangligan formula, a traditional Chinese medicine comprising five herbs, is useful for treatment of patients with liver failure; however, its protective and regulatory mechanisms remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the Qingchangligan formula protects mice against acute liver failure by inhibiting liver inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute liver failure (ALF) was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (700mg/kg) plus LPS (10μg/kg)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832135/intestinal-dendritic-cells-are-altered-in-number-maturity-and-chemotactic-ability-in-fulminant-hepatic-failure
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Mei Liu, Peng Wang, Min Zhao, D Y Liu
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is defined as rapid acute liver injury, often complicated with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). The precise onset of FHF with SBP is still unknown, but it is thought that SBP closely correlates with a weakened intestinal barrier. Dendritic cells (DCs) play a crucial role in forming the intestinal immune barrier, therefore the number, maturity and chemotactic ability of intestinal DCs were studied in FHF. Mouse intestinal and spleen DCs were isolated by magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) and surface markers of DCs, namely CD11c, CD74, CD83 and CD86, were identified using flow cytometry...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788709/-role-of-autophagy-in-acute-liver-failure-induced-by-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-in-mice
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L L Wei, X Y Zhang, L Zhang, R R Yang, H B Shi, T Wen, D X Chen, Z P Duan, F Ren
Objective: To investigate the expression and role of autophagy in the progression of acute liver failure (ALF) using the mouse model of ALF induced by D-galactosamine/LPS (D-GalN/LPS). Methods: The C57BL/6 mice were used, and intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine (D-GalN) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was performed to establish the mouse model of ALF. The mice were divided into control group and 2-, 4-, and 6-hour D-GalN/LPS-induced ALF model groups. The serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were measured to assess liver function, and the pathological changes in liver tissue were observed to evaluate the status of liver injury...
August 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788708/-role-of-neutrophils-in-treatment-of-rats-with-d-galactosamine-induced-acute-liver-failure-with-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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X Zhao, X L Shi, Z H Zhang, H C Ma, X W Yuan, Y T Ding
Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cell (BMSC) transplantation on D-galactosamine-induced acute liver failure in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, as well as the mechanism of neutrophils in this process. Methods: A total of 39 male SD rats were divided into control group (8 rats, intraperitoneal injection of isotonic saline), model group (10 rats, intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine), solvent group (9 rats, tail vein injection of isotonic saline at 2 hours after intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine), and treatment group (12 rats, tail vein injection of MSCs at 2 hours after intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine)...
August 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775348/synthesis-of-d-galactosamine-and-d-allosamine-derivatives-via-a-microwave-assisted-preparation-of-1-6-anhydroglucosamine
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Vijay M Dhurandhare, Yuh-Sheng Wen, Sachin D Gawande, Pin-Hsuan Liao, Cheng-Chung Wang
We report a microwave-assisted intramolecular anomeric protection (iMAP) of glucosamine, which facilitates concise transformation of 1,6-anhydroglucosamine into 1,6-anhydrogalactosamine and 1,6-anhydroallosamine. The iMAP simultaneously obviates both the O1 and O6 protection, and the differentiation between O3 and O4 can be well-controlled by the N2 functionality because of the hydrogen bonding between N2 and O4. Epimerization of O4 afforded the galactosamine derivative and that of O3 yielded allosamine.
October 24, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733910/sphingosine-kinase-1-inhibition-improves-lipopolysaccharide-d-galactosamine-induced-acute-liver-failure-by-inhibiting-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-pathway
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Tao Tian, Weiliang Tian, Fan Yang, Risheng Zhao, Qian Huang, Yunzhao Zhao
BACKGROUND: Sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1)/sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)/sphingosine-1-phosphate receptors (S1PRs) signaling plays a key role in inflammatory responses. Lei et al. showed that SphK1 inhibition presented a hepatoprotective effect on acute liver damage via decreasing hepatic high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) cytoplasmic translocation. OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine whether SphK1 or S1PRs inhibition improves lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced acute liver failure by inhibiting the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) pathway...
October 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718219/molecular-heterogeneity-of-aggrecan-based-perineuronal-nets-around-five-subclasses-of-parvalbumin-expressing-neurons-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Jun Yamada, Shozo Jinno
Subsets of GABAergic neurons are surrounded by perineuronal nets (PNNs), which play a critical role in the regulation of neural plasticity and neuroprotection. Although the plant lectin Wisteria floribunda agglutinin (WFA) has been commonly used to label PNNs, WFA only detects N-acetyl-d-galactosamine on aggrecan, a member of the lectican family. In this study, we used WFA and the antibody against the core protein of aggrecan (ACAN) to investigate the molecular heterogeneity of aggrecan-based PNNs around five subclasses of parvalbumin-expressing (PV+) γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic neurons in the CA1 and CA3 regions of the mouse hippocampus...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714757/the-protective-effect-of-the-natural-compound-hesperetin-against-fulminant-hepatitis-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Xueting Bai, Peixuan Yang, Qiaoling Zhou, Bozhi Cai, Manon Buist-Homan, He Cheng, Jiyang Jiang, Daifei Shen, Lijun Li, Xiajiong Luo, Klaas Nico Faber, Han Moshage, Ganggang Shi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Liver diseases are mostly accompanied by inflammation and hepatocyte death. Therapeutic approaches targeting both hepatocyte injury and inflammation are not available. Natural compounds are considered as potential treatment for inflammatory liver diseases. Hesperetin, a flavonoid component of citrus fruits has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory properties of hesperetin both in vitro and in models of fulminant hepatitis...
October 7, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711079/inactivation-of-sirt1-in-mouse-livers-protects-against-endotoxemic-liver-injury-by-acetylating-and-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Xiaolan Cui, Qian Chen, Zhen Dong, Longmei Xu, Tianfei Lu, Dawei Li, Jiangjun Zhang, Ming Zhang, Qiang Xia
Sirtuin 1 (Sirt1) is a deacetylase that regulates many cellular processes in the liver, and so far its role in endotoxemic liver injury is elusive. So we conditionally inactivate Sirt1 in murine hepatocytes to determine its role in d-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced liver damage, which is a well-established experimental model mimicking septic liver injury and fulminant hepatitis. Ablation of Sirt1 shows remarkable protection against GalN/LPS-induced liver injury, which is a result of enhanced NF-κB response because knockdown of RelA/p65 negates the protective effect of Sirt1 knockout...
October 6, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685635/circulating-histones-are-major-mediators-of-systemic-inflammation-and-cellular-injury-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
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Zongmei Wen, Zhen Lei, Lu Yao, Ping Jiang, Tao Gu, Feng Ren, Yan Liu, Chunyan Gou, Xiuhui Li, Tao Wen
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a life-threatening systemic disorder. Here we investigated the impact of circulating histones, recently identified inflammatory mediators, on systemic inflammation and liver injury in murine models and patients with ALF. We analyzed histone levels in blood samples from 62 patients with ALF, 60 patients with chronic liver disease, and 30 healthy volunteers. We incubated patients' sera with human L02 hepatocytes and monocytic U937 cells to assess cellular damage and cytokine production...
2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670746/bartonella-quintana-lipopolysaccharide-lps-structure-and-characteristics-of-a-potent-tlr4-antagonist-for-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-applications
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Gosia Malgorzata-Miller, Lena Heinbockel, Klaus Brandenburg, Jos W M van der Meer, Mihai G Netea, Leo A B Joosten
The pattern recognition receptor TLR4 is well known as a crucial receptor during infection and inflammation. Several TLR4 antagonists have been reported to inhibit the function of TLR4. Both natural occurring antagonists, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Gram-negative bacteria as well as synthetic compounds based on the lipid A structure of LPS have been described as potent inhibitors of TLR4. Here, we have examined the characteristics of a natural TLR4 antagonist, isolated from Bartonella quintana bacterium by elucidating its chemical primary structure...
September 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667108/-role-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-activity-in-pathogenesis-of-acute-liver-failure-in-mice
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H Gao, X Y Zhang, L Y Yue, Z Y Liu, N N Jia, D X Chen, Z P Duan, F Ren
Objective: To study the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) activity in the pathological process of liver injury in acute liver failure (ALF) mice. Methods: ALF model was established by intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide (D-GalN/LPS) in C57BL/6 mice. The mice were divided into control group (n=10), ALF model group (n=18), 4-phenylbutyrate (4-PBA, an ER stress inhibitor) group (n=18) and SB216763 (a specific inhibitor of GSK3β) group (n=16)...
September 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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