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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627694/investigation-of-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-a-novel-synthetic-compound-via-the-mitochondrial-pathway
#1
Di Wang, Shuang Hu, Junrong Zhang, Qiuyue Li, Xinyu Liu, Yu Li
The present study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effect of a novel synthetic compound (5zou) on differentiated PC12 cells against 6‑hydroxydopamine (6‑OHDA) and L‑glutamic acid (L‑Glu) neurotoxin‑induced cell injury and the potential mechanisms involved. 5zou is a 2, 2‑disubstituted 1,2‑dihydropyridine. PC12 cells were treated with 6‑OHDA and L‑Glu to establish neurotoxic cell models. MTT assay, DCFH‑DA staining, Fluo‑4‑AM staining, JC‑1 staining and western blotting were used to determine the changes in cell viability, intracellular reactive oxygen species concentration, Ca2+ influx, mitochondrial membrane potential and the protein expressions of B‑cell lymphoma‑2 (Bcl‑2) and B‑cell lymphoma‑extra large (Bcl‑xL)...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610850/dietary-myo-inositol-deficiency-decreased-the-growth-performances-and-impaired-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-partly-relating-to-nrf2-jnk-e2f4-and-mlck-signaling-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#2
Shuang-An Li, Wei-Dan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
In this study, we investigated the effects of dietary myo-inositol on the growth and intestinal physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (221.83 ± 0.84 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of myo-inositol (27.0, 137.9, 286.8, 438.6, 587.7 and 737.3 mg/kg) for 10 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. The results indicated that compared with optimal myo-inositol levels, myo-inositol deficiency (27...
June 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608226/blocking-rhoa-rock-inhibits-the-pathogenesis-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-through-tak1-nod2-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#3
Junqin Liang, Xuewen Zeng, Yilinuer Halifu, Wenjing Chen, Fengxia Hu, Peng Wang, Huan Zhang, Xiaojing Kang
Oxidative stress and apoptosis play critical roles in pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The main aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of RhoA/ROCK signaling on UVB-induced oxidative damage, and to delineate the molecular mechanisms involved in the UVB-mediated inflammatory and apoptotic response. In HaCaT cells, we observed that blockage of RhoA/ROCK signaling with the inhibitor CT04 or Y27632 greatly inhibited the UVB-mediated increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Additionally, inhibition of RhoA/ROCK signaling reduced UVB-induced apoptosis, as exemplified by a reduction in DNA fragmentation, and also elevated anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein, concomitant with reduced levels of pro-apoptotic protein Bax, caspase-3 cleavage and decreased PARP-1 protein...
June 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602868/protective-effects-of-oviductus-ranae-on-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#4
Xiao-Mei Ling, Xu-Hui Zhang, Yan Tan, Jing-Jing Yang, Bo Ji, Xin-Rong Wu, Yankui Yi, Lei Liang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Oviductus Ranae (OR) is a traditional Chinese medicine derived from Rana temporaria chensinensis, and is known to have a wide variety of pharmacological effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate the function and mechanism of OR in protecting rat ovarian granulosa cells from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H2O2-treated granulosa cells were pretreated with OR-containing serum, and their viability and proliferation were evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589371/activator-protein-1-ap-1-a-bridge-between-life-and-death-in-lung-epithelial-a549-cells-under-hypoxia
#5
Seema Yadav, Namita Kalra, Lilly Ganju, Mrinalini Singh
Activator protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factor plays a central role in hypoxia to modulate the expression of genes that decides the fate of the cell. The aim of the present study was to explore the role of AP-1 subunits in lung epithelial (A549) cells under hypoxia. Cell cycle studies by flow cytometry indicated that cell viability was unaffected by the initial hypoxia exposure (0.5% O2 at 37 °C) for 6 and 12 h. However, both transient cell cycle arrest and cell death was detected at 24 and 48 h. Flow cytometry and spectrofluorometry data confirmed the increase in ROS levels...
June 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537893/alpha-mangostin-induces-apoptosis-through-activation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-ask1-p38-signaling-pathway-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#6
Chien-Hsing Lee, Tsung-Ho Ying, Hui-Ling Chiou, Shu-Ching Hsieh, Shiua-Hua Wen, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Yi-Hsien Hsieh
Alpha-mangostin, a natural xanthonoid, has been reported to possess the anti-cancer property in various types of human cancer. However, its effects and mechanism of α-mangostin in cervical cancer remain unclear. We found that α-mangostin effectively inhibited cell viability, resulted in loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), release of cytochrome C, increase of Bax, decrease of Bcl-2, and activation of caspase-9/caspase-3 cascade in cervical cancer cells. Alpha-mangostin elevated the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to activate p38...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481246/hepatoprotective-effect-of-carboxymethyl-pachyman-in-fluorouracil-treated-ct26-bearing-mice
#7
Canhong Wang, Xiaowei Huo, Li Gao, Guibo Sun, Cao Li
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is the chemotherapeutic agent of first choice for the treatment ofcolorectal cancer, however, treatment-related liver toxicity remains a major concern. Thereby, it is desirable to search for novel therapeutic approaches that can effectively enhance curative effects and reduce the toxic side effects of 5-FU. Carboxymethyl Pachyman (CMP) exhibits strong antitumor properties, but the antitumor and hepatoprotective effects of CMP and the molecular mechanisms behind these activities, are however poorly explored...
May 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475120/protective-effect-of-fragaria-ananassa-crude-extract-on-cadmium-induced-lipid-peroxidation-antioxidant-enzymes-suppression-and-apoptosis-in-rat-testes
#8
Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Manal F Elkhadragy, Ebtesam M Al-Olayan, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Cadmium is a deleterious environmental pollutant that threats both animals and human health. Oxidative stress and elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) have recently been reported to be the main cause of cellular damage as a result of cadmium exposure. We investigate, here, the protective effect of strawberry crude extracts on cadmium-induced oxidative damage of testes in rats. Four groups (n = 8) of 32 adult male Wistar rats weighing 160-180 g were used. The control group received 0.9% saline solution all over the experimental period (5 days)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472754/ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes-synthesis-characterization-and-anticancer-activity-studies-on-bel-7402-cells
#9
Dan Wan, Shang-Hai Lai, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Cheng Zhang, Bing Tang, Yun-Jun Liu
Two new ligand PTTP (2-phenoxy-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and FTTP (2-(3-fluoronaphthalen-2-yloxy)-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and their six ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(N-N)2(PTTP)](ClO4)2 and [Ru(N-N)2(FTTP)](ClO4)2 (N-N=dmb: 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipiridine; dmp: 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline; ttbpy: 4,4'-ditertiarybutyl-2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized and characterized. The cytotoxic activity of the complexes against cancer cells HeLa, BEL-7402, A549, HepG-2, HOS and normal cell LO2 was evaluated by MTT method...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444183/calcium-dysregulation-and-cdk5-atm-pathway-involved-in-a-mouse-model-of-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
#10
Gaëlle Robin, José R López, Glenda M Espinal, Susan Hulsizer, Paul J Hagerman, Isaac N Pessah
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurological disorder that affects premutation carriers with 55-200 CGG-expansion repeats (preCGG) in FMR1, presenting with early alterations in neuronal network formation and function that precede neurodegeneration. Whether intranuclear inclusions containing DNA damage response (DDR) proteins, are causally linked to abnormal synaptic function, neuronal growth and survival are unknown. In a mouse that harbors a premutation CGG expansion (preCGG), cortical and hippocampal FMRP expression is moderately reduced from birth through adulthood, with greater FMRP reductions in the soma than in the neurite, despite several-fold elevation of Fmr1 mRNA levels...
April 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440462/imperatorin-efficiently-blocks-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-activation-of-ros-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#11
Ke Si Wang, Ying Lv, Zhe Wang, Juan Ma, Chunliu Mi, Xuezheng Li, Guang Hua Xu, Lian Xun Piao, Sheng Zhe Zheng, Xuejun Jin
Inflammation contributes to development and progression in a variety of cancers, including cervical cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. In this study, we examined the anti-inflammatory effects of imperatorin, a psoralen-type furanocoumarin from the fruits of Angelica dahurica, in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated HeLa cells by investigating its impact on the production and expression of cytokines and the major signal-transduction pathways. We found this compound significantly inhibited the TNF-α-induced expression of NF-κB target genes, such as COX-2, cyclin  D1, MMP-9, VEGF, IL-6 and Bcl-xL in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428059/the-decreased-growth-performance-and-impaired-immune-function-and-structural-integrity-by-dietary-iron-deficiency-or-excess-are-associated-with-tor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-nrf2-and-mlck-signaling-in-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#12
Yan-Lin Guo, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary iron on the growth, and immune function and structural integrity in head kidney, spleen and skin as well as the underlying signaling of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Total 630 grass carp (242.32 ± 0.58 g) were fed diets containing graded levels of iron at 12.15 (basal diet), 35.38, 63.47, 86.43, 111.09, 136.37 mg/kg (diets 2-6 were added with ferrous fumarate) and 73.50 mg/kg (diet 7 was added with ferrous sulfate) diet for 60 days...
April 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370894/antrodia-camphorata-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-induced-ros-production-dna-damage-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#13
Hsin-Ling Yang, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Cheng-Hsien Chen, Wei-Jung Peng, Chee-Shan Chen, Mei-Ling Li, Li-Sung Hsu, Jiunn-Wang Liao, You-Cheng Hseu
Cigarette smoke exposure activates several cellular mechanisms predisposing to atherosclerosis, including oxidative stress, dyslipidemia, and vascular inflammation. Antrodia camphorata, a renowned medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, has been investigated for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiatherosclerotic properties in cigarette smoke extracts (CSE)-treated vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and ApoE-deficient mice. Fermented culture broth of Antrodia camphorata (AC, 200-800 µg/mL) possesses effective antioxidant activity against CSE-induced ROS production...
April 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366952/oxidative-stress-and-apotosis-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryos-exposed-to-perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-and-zno-nanoparticles
#14
Jia Du, Jun Cai, Shutao Wang, Hong You
OBJECTIVES: Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) are frequently detected in the environment but few studies have assessed the joint toxicity of them. Oxidative stress and apoptosis to zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos induced by the PFOS and ZnO-NPs were investigated in this study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The embryos were exposed to the PFOS (0, 0.4, 0.8 and 1.6 mg/l), ZnO-NPs (12.5, 25, 50 mg/l) and PFOS plus ZnO-NPs (0.4+12.5, 0...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352125/hydrogen-sulfide-ameliorates-chronic-renal-failure-in-rats-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-inflammation-through-ros-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#15
Dongdong Wu, Ning Luo, Lianqu Wang, Zhijun Zhao, Hongmin Bu, Guoliang Xu, Yongjun Yan, Xinping Che, Zhiling Jiao, Tengfu Zhao, Jingtao Chen, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Garrick D Lee
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is a major public health problem worldwide. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays important roles in renal physiological and pathophysiological processes. However, whether H2S could protect against CRF in rats remains unclear. In this study, we found that H2S alleviated gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity by reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated apoptosis in normal rat kidney-52E cells. We demonstrated that H2S significantly improved the kidney structure and function of CRF rats. We found that H2S decreased the protein levels of Bax, Caspase-3, and Cleaved-caspase-3, but increased the expression of Bcl-2...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323898/perfluorocarbon-reduces-cell-damage-from-blast-injury-by-inhibiting-signal-paths-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-and-bcl-2-bax-signaling-pathway-in-a549-cells
#16
Zhaorui Zhang, Zhixin Liang, Huaidong Li, Chunsun Li, Zhen Yang, Yanqin Li, Danyang She, Lu Cao, Wenjie Wang, Changlin Liu, Liangan Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Blast lung injury is a common type of blast injury and has very high mortality. Therefore, research to identify medical therapies for blast injury is important. Perfluorocarbon (PFC) is used to improve gas exchange in diseased lungs and has anti-inflammatory functions in vitro and in vivo. The aim of this study was to determine whether PFC reduces damage to A549 cells caused by blast injury and to elucidate its possible mechanisms of action. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A549 alveolar epithelial cells exposed to blast waves were treated with and without PFC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288411/vitexin-alleviates-ox-ldl-mediated-endothelial-injury-by-inducing-autophagy-via-ampk-signaling-activation
#17
Shaoli Zhang, Changlei Guo, Zhigang Chen, Peiyong Zhang, Jianhua Li, Yan Li
Endothelial cell injury plays a crucial role in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Vitexin is a natural flavonoid characterized by anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of vitexin on ox-LDL-induced endothelial dysfunction and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. In the present study, vitexin was found to play a protective role against ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury. Vitexin significantly promoted cell viability and inhibited apoptosis in ox-LDL-treated HUVECs...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257878/the-carboxyl-terminus-of-heat-shock-protein-70-interacting-protein-chip-participates-in-high-glucose-induced-cardiac-injury
#18
Wenjun Xiong, Shiwen Liu, Wenyao Cai, Jinhua Wen, Yongnan Fu, Jingtian Peng, Zeqi Zheng
The carboxyl terminus of heat shock protein 70-interacting protein (CHIP) is confirmed to have a protective effect on the myocardium, but its effect on diabetic cardiomyopathy is unclear. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) was used for knockdown experiments in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes to examine the function of CHIP in high glucose-induced injury. High glucose stimulated the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NOX), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) production...
February 28, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245385/-isoalantolactone-inhibits-proliferation-of-k562-a02-cells-through-caspase-dependent-apoptotic-pathway
#19
Yong-Hai Guan, Xiao-Dan Zhang, Hong Cai, Chun-Hui Yang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the apoptosis-inducing effects of isoalantolactone on chronic myeloid leukemia drug-resistant cell line K562/A02. METHODS: K562/A02 cells were treated with 0, 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50, and 100 µmol/L isoalantolactone for 12 h, 24 h, and 48 h. The cell viability was analyzed with CCK8 assay. The effects of isoalantolactone on mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), reactive oxygen species(ROS) and apoptosis of K562/A02 cells were measured by flow cytometry...
February 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219713/effect-of-doxorubicin-induced-ovarian-toxicity-on-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#20
Ting Zhang, Wan Hong He, Ling Lin Feng, Hao Guang Huang
The objective of this study was to identify the effect of doxorubicin-induced ovarian toxicity on mouse ovarian granulosa cells. After granulosa cells were treated with doxorubicin at the final concentrations of 0, 0.4, 0.8, and 1.6 μg/ml for 24 h, cell apoptosis was detected by DAPI staining or caspase-3/7 fluorescence probe; ROS was determined by 2', 7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescin diacetate fluorescence probe; mitochondrial membrane potential was detected by rhodamine-123 fluorescence probe; and mRNA expression levels of Bax, Bcl-2, p53, FSHR, StAR, P450scc and P450arom were analyzed by RT-PCR...
February 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
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