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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331880/preventive-effects-of-indole-3-carbinol-against-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-mice-via-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-apoptotic-mechanisms-role-of-gut-liver-adipose-tissue-axis
#1
Youngshim Choi, Mohamed A Abdelmegeed, Byoung-Joon Song
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), found in Brassica family vegetables, exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancerous properties. Here, we aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of I3C against ethanol (EtOH)-induced liver injury and study the protective mechanism(s) by using the well-established chronic-plus-binge alcohol exposure model. The preventive effects of I3C were evaluated by conducting various histological, biochemical, and real-time PCR analyses in mouse liver, adipose tissue, and colon, since functional alterations of adipose tissue and intestine can also participate in promoting EtOH-induced liver damage...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328946/kaempferol-alleviates-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-and-bbb-dysfunction-in-mice-via-inhibiting-hmgb1-release-and-down-regulating-tlr4-myd88-pathway
#2
Xiao Cheng, Ying-Lin Yang, Huan Yang, Yue-Hua Wang, Guan-Hua Du
Kaempferol is a natural flavonoid with many biological activities including anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation. Nevertheless, its anti-neuroinflammation role and the relevant mechanism remain unclear. The present study was to investigate effects of kaempferol against LPS-induced neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier dysfunction as well as the mechanism in mice. BALB/c mice were treated with LPS 5mg/kg to induce inflammation after pre-treatment with kaempferol 25, 50, or 100mg/kg for 7days. The results showed that kaempferol reduced the production of various pro-inflammatory factors and inflammatory proteins including IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, MCP-1, COX-2 and iNOS in brain tissues...
January 9, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325417/rhubarb-supplementation-promotes-intestinal-mucosal-innate-immune-homeostasis-through-modulating-intestinal-epithelial-microbiota-in-goat-kids
#3
Jinzhen Jiao, Jian Wu, Min Wang, Chuanshe Zhou, Rong-Zhen Zhong, Zhi-Liang Tan
The abuse and misuse of antibiotics in livestock production pose a potential health risk globally. Rhubarb can serve as a potential alternative to antibiotics, and several studies have looked into its anti-cancer, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to test the effects of rhubarb supplementation to the diet of young ruminants on innate immune function and epithelial microbiota in the small intestine. Goat kids were fed with a control diet supplemented with or without rhubarb (1...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324052/the-expression-profile-of-claudin-family-members-in-the-developing-mouse-lung-and-expression-alterations-resulting-from-exposure-to-secondhand-smoke-shs
#4
Joshua B Lewis, Felix R Jimenez, Brigham J Merrell, Brent Kimbler, Juan A Arroyo, Paul R Reynolds
Claudins are tight junctional proteins implicated in cell polarity and epithelial barrier maintenance. Claudin misregulation adversely impacts developmental aspects of cell differentiation and proliferation. The current research evaluated transcriptional expression for Claudins 1-11 and 18 in the developing murine lung at embryonic days (E) 14.5, 16.5, and 18.5 and at post-natal day (PN) 3 and PN15. Mouse lungs were also assessed by immunohistochemical analysis to qualitatively evaluate Claudin protein expression...
January 11, 2018: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319048/analysis-of-differential-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-in-cultured-oral-epithelial-cells-altered-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-and-extracellular-adenosine-triphosphate
#5
Wei Guo, Peng Wang, Zhong-Hao Liu, Ping Ye
Tight junctions (TJs) are the most apical intercellular junctions of epithelial cells formed by occludin, claudins, junctional adhesion molecules (JAMs), and zonula occludens (ZO). Tight junction proteins can sense the presence of bacteria and regulate the transcription of target genes that encode effectors and regulators of the immune response. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of TJ proteins in response to Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (P. gingivalis LPS), and extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the oral epithelial cell culture model...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317263/keratinocyte-specific-ablation-of-ripk4-allows-epidermal-cornification-but-impairs-skin-barrier-formation
#6
Corinne Urwyler-Rösselet, Giel Tanghe, Kirsten Leurs, Barbara Gilbert, Riet De Rycke, Michiel De Bruyne, Saskia Lippens, Sonja Bartunkova, Philippe De Groote, Carine Niessen, Marek Haftek, Peter Vandenabeele, Wim Declercq
In humans, RIPK4 mutations can lead to the autosomal recessive Bartsocas-Papas and popliteal pterygium syndromes, which are characterized by severe skin defects, pterygia as well as clefting. We show here that the epithelial fusions observed in RIPK4 full KO mice are E-cadherin dependent, as keratinocyte-specific deletion of E-cadherin in RIPK4 full KO mice rescued the tail-to-body fusion and fusion of oral epithelia. To elucidate RIPK4 function in epidermal differentiation and development we generated epidermis-specific RIPK4 knockout mice (RIPK4EKO)...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314300/low-grade-fibromyxoid-sarcoma-arising-within-the-median-nerve
#7
Amy A Swanson, Caterina Giannini, Andrew L Folpe, Daniel L Van Dyke, Kimberly K Amrami, William A Michalak, Rachael A Vaubel
We report a case of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma arising within the median nerve. A 31-year-old woman presented with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and an enlarging mass in her right palm over 1 year. MRI demonstrated a mass associated with the right median nerve with solid and cystic components. At surgery, the mass was located within the epineurium, could be bluntly dissected from the nerve fascicles, and was suspected to be a schwannoma. A 3.4 cm, tan-pink, glistening, smooth, homogenous mass was submitted to pathology...
January 3, 2018: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290442/effects-of-heat-stress-and-dietary-zinc-source-on-performance-and-mammary-epithelial-integrity-of-lactating-dairy-cows
#8
X Weng, A P A Monteiro, J Guo, C Li, R M Orellana, T N Marins, J K Bernard, D J Tomlinson, J M DeFrain, S E Wohlgemuth, S Tao
Dietary Zn and heat stress alter gut integrity in monogastric animals. However, effects of Zn on mammary epithelial integrity in heat-stressed lactating dairy cows have not been studied. Multiparous lactating Holstein cows (n = 72) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement to study the effects of environment and Zn source on performance and mammary epithelial integrity. Treatments included 2 environments [cooled (CL) or not cooled (NC)] and 2 Zn sources [75 mg/kg of supplemental Zn as Zn hydroxychloride (IOZ) or 35 mg/kg of Zn hydroxychloride + 40 mg/kg of Zn-Met complex (ZMC)]...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277540/claudin-3-loss-causes-leakage-of-sweat-from-the-sweat-gland-to-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-atopic-dermatitis
#9
Kosuke Yamaga, Hiroyuki Murota, Atsushi Tamura, Hirofumi Miyata, Masato Ohmi, Junichi Kikuta, Masaru Ishii, Sachiko Tsukita, Ichiro Katayama
The transfer of sweat to the skin surface without leakage is important for the homeostatic regulation of skin and is impaired in atopic dermatitis (AD). Although the precise composition of the leakage barrier remains obscure, there is a large contribution from claudins, the major components of tight junctions. In humans, claudin-1, -3, and -15 are expressed on sweat ducts, and claudin-3 and -10 are expressed on secretory coils. Although only two claudins are expressed in murine sweat glands, we found that the expression of claudin-3 is conserved...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273721/topographical-diversity-of-common-skin-microflora-and-its-association-with-skin-environment-type-an-observational-study-in-chinese-women
#10
Xi Li, Chao Yuan, Licong Xing, Philippe Humbert
This study evaluated cutaneous microbial distribution, and microbial co-occurrence at different body sites and skin environments in Chinese women (39.6 ± 11.9 years, N = 100) during the winter season. Microbial distribution (Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Lactobacillus, Pseudomonadaceae, and Malassezia furfur), association with biomarkers (antimicrobial peptides: LL-37, β-defensins [HBD-2, HBD-3]), and claudin-1) and skin biophysical parameters (transepidermal water loss, pH, skin scaliness and roughness, sebum and hydration levels) were also determined...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259899/infliximab-relieves-blood-retinal-barrier-breakdown-through-the-p38-mapk-pathway-in-a-diabetic-rat-model
#11
Mao-Song Xie, Yong-Zheng Zheng, Li-Bin Huang, Guo-Xing Xu
AIM: To clarify the mechanism of infliximab treatment in diabetic macular edema (DME) and to provide a new alternative therapy for DME. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into the control group, the model group and the infliximab treatment group. A diabetic rat model was created. The concentration of TNF-α in the vitreous body was detected by ELISA. The expressions of B-Raf, p38, claudin-1 and occludin in the retina were detected by Western blot. The integrity of the blood retinal barrier (BRB) was measured using Evan's blue as a tracer...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235125/nasal-epithelial-barrier-disruption-by-particulate-matter-%C3%A2-2-5-%C3%AE-m-via-tight-junction-protein-degradation
#12
Renwu Zhao, Zhiqiang Guo, Ruxin Zhang, Congrui Deng, Jian Xu, Weiyang Dong, Zhicong Hong, Hongzhi Yu, Huiru Situ, Chunhui Liu, Guoshun Zhuang
Upper airway diseases including sinonasal disorders may be caused by exposure to fine particulate matter (≤2.5 μm; PM2.5), as proven by epidemiological studies. PM2.5 is a complex entity whose chemical constituents and physicochemical properties are not confined to a single, independent "particle" but which in this study means a distinctive environmental "toxin." The mechanism whereby PM2.5 induces nasal epithelial barrier dysfunction leading to sinonasal pathology remains unknown. In the present study, human nasal epithelial cells were exposed to non-cytotoxic doses of PM2...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211897/effect-of-yeast-cell-wall-on-the-growth-performance-and-gut-health-of-broilers-challenged-with-aflatoxin-b1-and-necrotic-enteritis
#13
N Liu, J Q Wang, S C Jia, Y K Chen, J P Wang
This study aimed to investigate the effect of yeast cell walls (YCW) on the growth performance, visceral lesions, intestinal integrity, enterotoxicity, and bacteria of broilers challenged with aflatoxin B1 (AF) and necrotic enteritis (NE) from 1 to 21 d of age. A total of 576 one-day-old broilers were assigned to a 2 × 2 × 2 design for diets containing AFB1 (0 or 40 μg/kg), NE (challenged or unchallenged), or YCW (0 or 500 mg/kg). The main effect analysis showed that AF depressed (P < 0.01) average daily feed intake (ADFI), average daily body weight gain (ADG), the mRNA profiles of polymeric Ig receptor (pIgR), claudin-1, and occludin, but increased (P < 0...
December 2, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210152/hbahp-25-attenuates-hiv-1-gp120-mediated-inflammation-and-barrier-dysfunction
#14
T Bashir, Kvr Reddy
OBJECTIVES: Development of HbAHP-25, a peptide that prevents HIV-1 entry into cells by blocking gp120-CD4 interaction, as a topical anti-HIV drug, necessitates that it is first tested for toxic or abrasive effects on genital epithelial cells and also on the vaginal microbiome. The present study was, therefore, undertaken to investigate whether: (1) HbAHP-25 has any adverse effect on growth and membrane integrity of various cell lines, and (2) HbAHP-25 neutralizes gp120 mediated insults on genital epithelial cells...
December 6, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190550/green-tea-extract-protects-against-hepatic-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-along-the-gut-liver-axis-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-reducing-endotoxin-and-tlr4-myd88-signaling
#15
Jinhui Li, Geoffrey Y Sasaki, Priyankar Dey, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Allison N Labyk, Joshua D McDonald, Joshua B Kim, Richard S Bruno
Green tea extract (GTE) reduces NFκB-mediated inflammation during nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We hypothesized that its anti-inflammatory activities would be mediated in a Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-dependent manner. Wild-type (WT) and loss-of-function TLR4-mutant (TLR4m) mice were fed a high-fat diet containing GTE at 0 or 2% for 8 weeks before assessing NASH, NFκB-mediated inflammation, TLR4 and its adaptor proteins MyD88 and TRIF, circulating endotoxin, and intestinal tight junction protein mRNA expression...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183030/emodin-inhibits-atp-induced-proliferation-and-migration-by-suppressing-p2y-receptors-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#16
Xia Wang, Long Li, Ruijuan Guan, Danian Zhu, Nana Song, Linlin Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Extracellular ATP performs multiple important functions via activation of P2 receptors on the cell surface. P2Y receptors play critical roles in ATP evoked response in human lung adenocarcinoma cells (A549 cells). Emodin is an anthraquinone derivative originally isolated from Chinese rhubarb, possesses anticancer properties. In this study we examined the inhibiting effects of emodin on proliferation, migration and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by suppressing P2Y receptors-dependent Ca2+ increase and nuclear factor-κB (NF-KB) signaling in A549 cells...
November 29, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182510/high-dengue-virus-load-differentially-modulates-human-microvascular-endothelial-barrier-function-during-early-infection
#17
Hui Jen Soe, Asif M Khan, Rishya Manikam, Chandramathi Samudi Raju, Paul Vanhoutte, Shamala Devi Sekaran
Plasma leakage is the main pathophysiological feature in severe dengue, resulting from altered vascular barrier function associated with an inappropriate immune response triggered upon infection. The present study investigated functional changes using an electric cell-substrate impedance sensing system in four (brain, dermal, pulmonary and retinal) human microvascular endothelial cell (MEC) lines infected with purified dengue virus, followed by assessment of cytokine profiles and the expression of inter-endothelial junctional proteins...
November 24, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181184/claudin-1-expression-in-cervical-cancer
#18
Friederike Hoellen, Annika Waldmann, Constanze Banz-Jansen, Uwe Holtrich, Thomas Karn, Martina Oberländer, Jens K Habermann, Mareike Hörmann, Frank Köster, Julika Ribbat-Idel, Marc Thill, Achim Rody, Ahmed El-Balat, Lars Hanker
Claudin-1 is a tight junction protein that has been demonstrated to be involved in tumorigenesis and tumor progression in various types of solid tumors. In the present study, the protein expression of claudin-1 in squamous cervical cancer tissues obtained from 106 patients was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. In addition, the grade of claudin-1 expression was analyzed for associations with certain clinicopathological parameters. A significant overexpression of claudin-1 was detected in the tumor cells, when compared with that in the peritumoral stroma...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179184/potential-regulatory-effects-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-on-tight-junction-related-intestinal-epithelial-permeability-are-partially-mediated-by-ck8-upregulation
#19
Hu Yue, Lu Bin, Chen Chaoying, Zhang Meng, Li Meng, Wang Xi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intestinal permeability and stress have been implicated in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Cytokeratin 8 (CK8), for the first time, has been shown to mediate corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)-induced changes in intestinal permeability in animal models of IBS. In this study, we investigated the regulatory effects of CRF on the permeability of human intestinal epithelial cells through the CK8-mediated tight junction. METHODS: The expression levels of corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 (CRFR1) and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 2 (CRFR2) on the HT29 cell surface were determined by immunofluorescence, RT-PCR, and Western blotting...
November 28, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166952/effects-of-dietary-live-yeast-supplementation-on-growth-performance-diarrhoea-severity-intestinal-permeability-and-immunological-parameters-of-weaned-piglets-challenged-with-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-k88
#20
Lianqiang Che, Qin Xu, Cheng Wu, Yuheng Luo, Xiaobo Huang, Bo Zhang, Eric Auclair, Tadele Kiros, Zhengfeng Fang, Yan Lin, Shengyu Xu, Bin Feng, Jian Li, De Wu
This study aimed to investigate the effects of dietary live yeast (LY) supplementation on growth, intestinal permeability and immunological parameters of piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88 (ETEC). Piglets weaned at 21 d were allocated into three treatments with six pens and six piglets per pen, receiving the control diet (CON), diets supplemented with antibiotics plus zinc oxide (ANT-ZnO) and LY (Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain CNCM I-4407), respectively, for a period of 2 weeks. On day 8, thirty-six piglets were selected as control without ETEC (CON), CON-ETEC, ANT-ZnO-ETEC and LY-ETEC groups challenged with ETEC until day 10 for sample collections...
November 23, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
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