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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241200/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-associated-with-complement-factor-h-mutation-and-iga-nephropathy-a-case-report-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
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Hironori Nakamura, Mariko Anayama, Mutsuki Makino, Yasushi Makino, Katsuhiko Tamura, Masaki Nagasawa
We present a rare case of IgA nephropathy in a patient who developed atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) associated with a complement factor H (CFH) gene mutation, and who was successfully treated with eculizmab. A 76-year-old man was admitted as the patients had thrombotic microangiopathies findings. The patient was treated with plasma exchange, hemodialysis and methylprednisolone. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 level was not decreased. Light microscopy findings were consistent with hemolytic uremic syndrome and immunofluorescence analysis revealed IgA and C3 were detected...
December 14, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241196/calycosin-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasion-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-down-regulation-of-foxp3-expression
#2
Shuangxi Li, Yafei Wang, Chan Feng, Guoli Wu, Yu Ye, Jing Tian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Calycosin, a phytoestrogenic compound, has recently emerged as a promising antitumor drug. It has been shown that calycosin suppresses growth and induces apoptosis of breast cancer cells. However, the effect of calycosin on migration and invasion of breast cancer cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms have not been elucidated. METHODS: Human breast cancer cells MCF-7 and T47D were treated with, or without, different doses (0, 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50, 100 or 150 μM) of calycosin, and the viability of different groups was determined by MTT assay...
December 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241192/microrna-92a-3p-regulates-aggrecanase-1-and-aggrecanase-2-expression-in-chondrogenesis-and-il-1%C3%AE-induced-catabolism-in-human-articular-chondrocytes
#3
Guping Mao, Peihui Wu, Ziji Zhang, Zhiqi Zhang, Weiming Liao, Yukang Li, Yan Kang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aggrecanase-1 (ADAMTS-4) and aggrecanase-2 (ADAMTS-5) are secreted enzymes belonging to the ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) family that play significant roles in the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Here, we aimed to determine whether the expression of ADAMTS-4/5 in chondrogenesis and inflammation is regulated by microRNA-92a-3p (miR-92a-3p). METHODS: MiR-92a-3p and ADAMTS-4/5 expressions were determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241071/insights-on-ornithine-decarboxylase-silencing-as-a-potential-strategy-for-targeting-retinoblastoma
#4
Sivashanmugam Muthukumaran, Renganathan Bhuvanasundar, Vetrivel Umashankar, K N Sulochana
Ornithine Decarboxylase (ODC) is a key enzyme involved in polyamine synthesis and is reported to be up regulated in several cancers. However, the effect of ODC gene silencing in retinoblastoma is to be understood for utilization in therapeutic applications. Hence, in this study, a novel siRNA (small interference RNA) targeting ODC was designed and validated in Human Y79 retinoblastoma cells for its effects on intracellular polyamine levels, Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 & 9 activity and Cell cycle. The designed siRNA showed efficient silencing of ODC mRNA expression and protein levels in Y79 cells...
December 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239818/inhibitory-effect-of-compound-chuanxiong-kangxian-granules-on-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-rats
#5
Weiyi Shi, Bo Feng, Shuguang Xu, Xiaoyun Shen, Tiefeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: The diverse medicinal properties of herbal compounds make them suitable candidates to treat multifactorial conditions such as pulmonary fibrosis. We investigated the effects and mechanisms of compound Chuanxiong Kangxian granules (CCKG) on a bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis model in rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following an intratracheal instillation of BLM, Sprague Dawley rats were intragastrically administrated with different doses of CCKG solution or hydrocortisone for 28 d, while control and BLM-treated rats were administered with saline solution...
November 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238715/chemopreventive-potential-of-2-3-5-4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-on-the-formation-of-aberrant-crypt-foci-in-azoxymethane-induced-colorectal-cancer-in-rats
#6
Chien-Liang Lin, Jiiang-Huei Jeng, Chih-Chung Wu, Shu-Ling Hsieh, Guan-Cheng Huang, Wan Leung, Chining-Ting Lee, Chung-Yi Chen, Chien-Hsing Lee
2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (THSG) has been shown to have antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. Oxidative and inflammatory reactions are related to the development of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). In the present study, we characterized the preventive activities of THSG on colon carcinogenesis using the azoxymethane- (AOM-) mediated rat colon carcinogenesis model. F344 male rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (untreated and AOM model rats treated with or without THSG at 30, 150, or 250 mg/kg) after which the numbers of aberrant crypt foci (ACF) were assessed in the colon tissues of all rats...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237912/effects-of-exogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-on-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#7
Hui Liu, Junkai Chang, Zhenhua Zhao, Yang Li, Junqing Hou
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of exogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on the proliferation and invasion of human bladder cancer cells. METHODS: Human bladder cancer EJ cells were cultured and then treated with sodium bisulfide (NaHS) (100 μmol/L for low dosage, 200 μmol/L for moderate dosage, 400 μmol/L for high dosage). The differences on proliferation and invasion of EJ cells were detected among different groups with MTT and transwell invasion assays...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237464/tlr3-promotes-mmp-9-production-in-primary-human-airway-epithelial-cells-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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P-J Royer, K Henrio, M Pain, J Loy, A Roux, A Tissot, P Lacoste, C Pison, S Brouard, A Magnan
BACKGROUND: Airway epithelial cells (AEC) act as the first line of defence in case of lung infections. They constitute a physical barrier against pathogens and they participate in the initiation of the immune response. Yet, the modalities of pathogen recognition by AEC and the consequences on the epithelial barrier remain poorly documented. METHOD: We investigated the response of primary human AEC to viral (polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid, poly(I:C)) and bacterial (lipopolysaccharide, LPS) stimulations in combination with the lung remodeling factor Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β)...
December 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236764/dexamethasone-inhibits-activation-of-monocytes-macrophages-in-a-milieu-rich-in-27-oxygenated-cholesterol
#9
Bo-Young Kim, Yonghae Son, Jeonga Lee, Jeongyoon Choi, Chi Dae Kim, Sun Sik Bae, Seong-Kug Eo, Koanhoi Kim
Molecular mechanisms underlying the decreased number of macrophages and T cells in the arteries of cholesterol-fed-rabbits following dexamethasone administration are unknown. We investigated the possibility that dexamethasone could affect activation of monocytic cells induced by oxygenated derivatives of cholesterol (oxysterols) using THP-1 monocyte/macrophage cells. 27-Hydroxycholesterol (27OHChol), an oxysterol elevated with hypercholesterolemia, enhanced production of CCL2, known as MCP1, chemokine from monocytes/macrophages and migration of the monocytic cells, but the CCL2 production and the cell migration were reduced by treatment with dexamethasone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236314/il-1%C3%AE-induced-mir-34a-up-regulation-inhibits-cyr61-to-modulate-osteoarthritis-chondrocyte-proliferation-through-adamts-4
#10
Bo Yang, Jiangdong Ni, Hui Long, Jun Huang, Cheng Yang, Xianzhe Huang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent degenerative joint disease with multifactorial etiology caused by risk factors. The degradation of aggrecan by upregulated ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) is the key event in the development of OA. ADAMTS-4 contributes to aggrecan degradation in human OA. Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61), which is associated with diseases related to chronic inflammation, is found in articular cartilage from patients with osteoarthritis and appears to suppress ADAMTS-4 activity, possibly leading to chondrocyte cloning...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236309/leptin-induces-mmp1-13-and-adamts-4-expressions-through-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-autocrine-effect-in-human-chondrocytes
#11
Yu-Ping Su, Cheng-Nan Chen, Kuo-Chin Huang, Hsin-I Chang, Ko-Chao Lee, Chun-Min Lo, Shun-Fu Chang
The induction of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 2 in injured and arthritis articular cartilage has been proposed, but the precise mechanism has not been clearly clarified. Our previous study has found that leptin could stimulate the BMP2 autocrine effect to increase the anabolic collagen II expression when it initiates the catabolic response in human chondrocytes. It has been suggested that this BMP2 autocrine effect contributes to a reparative role in leptin-stimulated human chondrocytes. In this study, we further determined whether this BMP2 autocrine effect also affect the expressions of catabolic matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motif (ADAMTS)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236166/correction-to-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-12-is-highly-specific-for-non-proliferating-invasive-trophoblasts-in-the-first-trimester-and-temporally-regulated-by-oxygen-dependent-mechanisms-including-hif-1a
#12
Ursula Hiden, Christian P Eyth, Alejandro Majali-Martinez, Gernot Desoye, Carmen Tam-Amersdorfer, Berthold Huppertz, Nassim Ghaffari Tabrizi-Wizsy
In the original publication, the contribution of Dr. Christian Eyth as equal first author was not indicated. This has been corrected confirming that U. Hidden and C. Eyth contributed equally to this work.
December 13, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234420/mmp-inhibitory-effects-of-flavonoid-glycosides-from-edible-medicinal-halophyte-limonium-tetragonum
#13
Min Joo Bae, Fatih Karadeniz, Jung Hwan Oh, Ga Hyun Yu, Mi-Soon Jang, Ki-Ho Nam, Youngwan Seo, Chang-Suk Kong
Limonium tetragonum has been well-known for its antioxidative properties as a halophyte. This study investigated the antimetastasis effect of solvent-partitioned L. tetragonum extracts (LTEs) and isolated compounds on HT1080 mouse melanoma cell model with a focus on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity and TIMP and MAPK pathways. Upregulation and stimulation of MMPs result in elevated degradation of extracellular matrix which is part of several complications such as metastasis, cirrhosis, and arthritis. The anti-MMP capacity of LTEs was confirmed by their MMP-inhibitory effects, regulation of MMP and TIMP expression, and suppression of MAPK pathway...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234202/matrix-metalloproteinases-mmps-in-liver-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Adnan Naim, Qiuwei Pan, Mirza S Baig
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are proteinases capable of degrading components of the extracellular matrix and numerous nonmatrix proteins. MMPs along with tissue inhibitors of MMPs, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of liver diseases. Although, the precise mechanism-of-actions of MMPs in various liver related disorders is largely unknown, however, data from diverse experimental models indicate that these proteinases influence cellular activities including proliferation and survival, gene expression, as well as multiple aspects of inflammation...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233714/bi-layered-nanocomposite-bandages-for-controlling-microbial-infections-and-overproduction-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-activity
#15
J Anjana, Annapoorna Mohandas, S Seethalakshmy, Maneesha K Suresh, Riju Menon, Raja Biswas, R Jayakumar
Chronic diabetic wounds is characterised by increased microbial contamination and overproduction of matrix metalloproteases that would degrade the extracellular matrix. A bi-layer bandage was developed, that promotes the inhibition of microbial infections and matrix metalloprotease (MMPs) activity. Bi-layer bandage containing benzalkonium chloride loaded gelatin nanoparticles (BZK GNPs) in chitosan-Hyaluronic acid (HA) as a bottom layer and sodium alendronate containing chitosan as top layer was developed. We hypothesized that the chitosan-gelatin top layer with sodium alendronate could inhibit the MMPs activity, whereas the chitosan-HA bottom layer with BZK GNPs (240±66nm) would enable the elimination of microbes...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233192/methanolic-extract-of-euchelus-asper-exhibits-in-ovo-anti-angiogenic-and-in-vitro-anti-proliferative-activities
#16
Sweta Agrawal, Sachin Chaugule, Shashank More, Gargi Rane, Madhavi Indap
BACKGROUND: The marine environment is a rich source of bioactive natural products. Many of the marine bioactive compounds have been derived successfully from molluscs. Euchelus asper is a marine mollusc which is commonly found in the intertidal rocky regions of the Mumbai coast. The present study was focused on evaluating the anti-angiogenic and anti- proliferative activities of methanolic extract of Euchelus asper (EAME). METHODS: The anti-angiogenic activity of EAME (50-800 μg/mL) was assessed by chick chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM) model wherein multiple parameters in the CAM blood vessels were analysed through morphometric and histological investigations...
December 12, 2017: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233174/sprifermin-rhfgf18-modulates-extracellular-matrix-turnover-in-cartilage-explants-ex-vivo
#17
Ditte Reker, Cecilie F Kjelgaard-Petersen, Anne Sofie Siebuhr, Martin Michaelis, Anne Gigout, Morten A Karsdal, Christoph Ladel, Anne C Bay-Jensen
BACKGROUND: Sprifermin (recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18) is in clinical development as a potential disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD). In vitro studies have shown that cartilage regenerative properties of sprifermin involve chondrocyte proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) production. To gain further insight into the process of sprifermin in the cartilage tissue, this study aimed at investigating the ECM turnover of articular cartilage explants in a longitudinal manner...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233029/molecular-hepatoprotective-effects-of-lipoic-acid-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-hepatoprotection-at-molecular-level
#18
K M Sadek, E A Saleh, S M Nasr
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is a noteworthy well-being issue that can prompt the progression of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Prominently, many antioxidants have been shown to have defensive impacts against liver fibrosis. AIM: Subsequently, in the present study, the viability of alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA) in ensuring against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-actuated liver fibrosis and the mechanism(s) involved in this defensive impact were considered in rats...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232935/extraction-optimization-of-flavonoids-from-hypericum-formosanum-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-inhibitory-activity
#19
Ho-Shin Huang, Ean-Tun Liaw
Hypericum formosanum is a valuable herb in Taiwan. In this study, response surface methodology was employed to optimize the ultrasound-assisted extraction of flavonoids from Hypericum formosanum. A central composite design with three variables (ethanol concentration, extraction time, and extraction temperature) was applied. Experimental results were fitted to the second order polynomial model and one-way analysis of variance was used to determine the goodness of fit of the model and the optimal conditions for responses...
December 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232190/the-effects-of-curcuma-longa-and-curcumin-on-reproductive-systems
#20
R Mohebbati, A Anaeigoudari, M R Khazdair
OBJECTIVE: Curcuma longa (C. longa) was used in some countries such as China and India for various medicinal purposes. Curcumin, the active component of C. longa, is commonly used as a coloring agent in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. C. longa and curcumin have been known to act as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagen, and anti-carcinogenic agents. Th e attempt of the present review was to give an effort on a detailed literature survey concentrated on the protective effects of C...
October 26, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
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