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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318663/dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-in-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#1
Patrícia Lourenço, Sérgio Silva, Filipe Cunha, Joana Pereira, Ana Ribeiro, Nuno Silva, João Tiago Guimarães, José Paulo Araújo, Paulo Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: An association between dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors with worse prognosis in HF has been suggested. We aimed to assess the serum DPP-IV levels in chronic stable HF patients and determine their association with prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Chronic stable HF patients with optimized prognostic-modifying therapy were prospectively recruited. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: 1) ejection fraction>50%, 2) hospitalizations or therapeutic adjustments in the previous 2months; 3) patients on renal replacement therapy, and 4) use of DPP-IV inhibitors...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317866/cyclooxygenase-2-facilitates-dengue-virus-replication-and-serves-as-a-potential-target-for-developing-antiviral-agents
#2
Chun-Kuang Lin, Chin-Kai Tseng, Yu-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Chun-Yu Lin, Chung-Hao Huang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Jin-Ching Lee
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is one of the important mediators of inflammation in response to viral infection, and it contributes to viral replication, for example, cytomegalovirus or hepatitis C virus replication. The role of COX-2 in dengue virus (DENV) replication remains unclear. In the present study, we observed an increased level of COX-2 in patients with dengue fever compared with healthy donors. Consistent with the clinical data, an elevated level of COX-2 expression was also observed in DENV-infected ICR suckling mice...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314589/fgfr2-mutations-are-associated-with-poor-outcomes-in-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
#3
Yvette W Jeske, Shamshad Ali, Sara A Byron, Feng Gao, Robert S Mannel, Rahel G Ghebre, Paul A DiSilvestro, Shashikant B Lele, Michael L Pearl, Amy P Schmidt, Heather A Lankes, Nilsa C Ramirez, Golnar Rasty, Matthew Powell, Paul J Goodfellow, Pamela M Pollock
PURPOSE: Activating FGFR2 mutations have been identified in ~10% of endometrioid endometrial cancers (ECs). We have previously reported that mutations in FGFR2 are associated with shorter disease free survival (DFS) in stage I/II EC patients. Here we sought to validate the prognostic importance of FGFR2 mutations in a large, multi-institutional patient cohort. METHODS: Tumors were collected as part of the GOG 210 clinical trial "Molecular Staging of Endometrial Cancer" where samples underwent rigorous pathological review and had more than three years of detailed clinical follow-up...
March 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301518/cyclooxygenase-2-expression-is-positively-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#4
Gui Yang, Qiaoling Deng, Wei Fan, Zheng Zhang, Peipei Xu, Shihui Tang, Ping Wang, Jun'e Wang, Mingxia Yu
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is involved in head and neck cancers, especially in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the association between COX-2 expression and lymph node metastasis in NPC remains uncertain. This systematic review and meta-analysis meta-analysis investigated the relationship between COX-2 expression and lymph node metastasis and other signs of disease progression in NPC. METHODS: Previously published studies assessing COX-2 expression and lymph node metastasis in NPC were identified in four English databases and three Chinese ones (Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, Vip Journal Integration Platform) up to November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300223/role-of-cyclooxygenase-2-on-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-lung-tumor-malignancy-in-a-mouse-model-of-sleep-apnea
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Noelia Campillo, Marta Torres, Antoni Vilaseca, Paula Naomi Nonaka, David Gozal, Jordi Roca-Ferrer, César Picado, Josep Maria Montserrat, Ramon Farré, Daniel Navajas, Isaac Almendros
An adverse role for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in cancer epidemiology and outcomes has recently emerged from clinical and animal studies. In animals, intermittent hypoxia (IH) mimicking OSA promotes tumor malignancy both directly and via host immune alterations. We hypothesized that IH could potentiate cancer aggressiveness through activation of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathway and the concomitant increases in prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). The contribution of the COX-2 in IH-induced enhanced tumor malignancy was assessed using celecoxib as a COX-2 specific inhibitor in a murine model of OSA bearing Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC1) tumors...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292936/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-the-novel-prostamide-15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostamide-j2-as-a-selective-anti-tumor-therapeutic
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Daniel A Ladin, Eman Soliman, Rene Escobedo, Timothy L Fitzgerald, Li V Yang, Colin Burns, Rukiyah Van Dross
15-deoxy, Δ12,14-prostaglandin J2-ethanolamide, also known as 15-deoxy, Δ12,14-prostamide J2 (15d-PMJ2) is a novel product of the metabolism of arachidonoyl ethanolamide (AEA) by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). 15d-PMJ2 preferentially induced cell death and apoptosis in tumorigenic A431 keratinocytes and B16F10 melanoma cells compared to non-tumorigenic HaCaT keratinocytes and Melan-A melanocytes. Activation of the ER stress execution proteins, PERK and CHOP10, was evaluated to determine if this process was involved in 15d-PMJ2 cell death...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290146/cyclooxygenase-2-directs-microglial-activation-mediated-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-leading-to-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-zn-induced-parkinsonism
#7
Amit Kumar Chauhan, Namrata Mittra, Devendra Kumar Patel, Chetna Singh
Inflammation is decisive in zinc (Zn)-induced nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurodegeneration; however, the contribution of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is not yet known. The present study aimed to explore the role of COX-2 in Zn-induced Parkinsonism and its association with the microglial activation. Male Wistar rats were treated intraperitoneally (i.p.) with Zn as zinc sulphate (20 mg/kg) along with respective controls for 2-12 weeks. In a few sets, animals were also treated with/without celecoxcib (CXB, 20 mg/kg, i...
March 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288823/cadmium-induced-il-6-and-il-8-expression-and-release-from-astrocytes-are-mediated-by-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Suttinee Phuagkhaopong, Dusadee Ospondpant, Thitima Kasemsuk, Nathawut Sibmooh, Sunhapas Soodvilai, Christopher Power, Pornpun Vivithanaporn
Chronic exposure to cadmium has been linked to brain cancers, learning disabilities and memory deficits. Previous studies of cadmium toxicity in the central nervous system report cadmium induces oxidative stress in neurons and astrocytes. In the peripheral system, cadmium promotes interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 production and release. Elevation of IL-6 expression is linked to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and astrogliosis. IL-8 plays a role in angiogenesis of gliomas and neurodegenerative diseases...
March 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288820/resveratrol-inhibits-bk-induced-cox-2-transcription-by-suppressing-acetylation-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-human-rheumatoid-arthritis-synovial-fibroblasts
#9
Chuen-Mao Yang, Yu-Wen Chen, Pei-Ling Chi, Chih-Chung Lin, Li-Der Hsiao
Bradykinin (BK) induces inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Resveratrol is a potent activator of Sirt1 which could modulate inflammation through deacetylating histones of transcription factors. Here, we investigated the mechanisms underlying BK-induced COX-2 expression which is modulated by resveratrol/Sirt1 in human rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASFs). We found that BK-induced COX-2 protein and mRNA expression associated with PGE2 synthesis, and promoter activity was mediated through B2R receptors, which were attenuated by selective B2R antagonist Hoe140 or transfection with B2R siRNA...
March 10, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286190/outcome-of-adults-with-eisenmenger-syndrome-treated-with-drugs-specific-to-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-french-multicentre-study
#10
Sebastien Hascoet, Emmanuelle Fournier, Xavier Jaïs, Lauriane Le Gloan, Claire Dauphin, Ali Houeijeh, Francois Godart, Xavier Iriart, Adelaïde Richard, Jelena Radojevic, Pascal Amedro, Gilles Bosser, Nathalie Souletie, Yvette Bernard, Pamela Moceri, Hélène Bouvaist, Pierre Mauran, Elise Barre, Adeline Basquin, Clement Karsenty, Damien Bonnet, Laurence Iserin, Olivier Sitbon, Jérôme Petit, Elie Fadel, Marc Humbert, Magalie Ladouceur
BACKGROUND: The relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific drug therapy (PAH-SDT) and mortality in Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is controversial. AIMS: To investigate outcomes in patients with ES, and their relationship with PAH-SDT. METHODS: Retrospective, observational, nationwide, multicentre cohort study. RESULTS: We included 340 patients with ES: genetic syndrome (n=119; 35.3%); pretricuspid defect (n=75; 22...
March 9, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286182/crotalus-helleri-venom-preconditioning-reduces-postoperative-cerebral-edema-and-improves-neurological-outcomes-after-surgical-brain-injury
#11
Cherine H Kim, Devin W McBride, Prativa Sherchan, Carl E Person, Eric C K Gren, Wayne Kelln, Tim Lekic, William K Hayes, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative cerebral edema is a devastating complication in neurosurgical patients. Loss of blood-brain barrier integrity has been shown to lead to the development of brain edema following neurosurgical procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate preconditioning with Crotalus helleri venom (Cv-PC) as a potential preventive therapy for reducing postoperative brain edema in the rodent SBI model. C. helleri venom is known to contain phospholipase A2 (PLA2), an enzyme upstream to cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the inflammatory cascade, acts to increase the production of inflammatory mediators, such as prostaglandins...
March 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286156/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-asthma-and-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Whitney W Stevens, Anju T Peters, Annemarie G Hirsch, Cara M Nordberg, Brian S Schwartz, Dione G Mercer, Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Leslie C Grammer, Kathryn E Hulse, Robert C Kern, Pedro Avila, Robert P Schleimer
BACKGROUND: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) comprises the triad of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), asthma, and intolerance to inhibitors of the cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) enzyme. The prevalence of AERD remains unclear, and few studies have compared the clinical characteristics of patients with AERD to those with CRSwNP alone, asthma alone, or both CRSwNP and asthma. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of AERD within a tertiary care setting, and to identify unique clinical features that could distinguish these patients from those with both CRSwNP and asthma or with CRSwNP alone...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285462/2-3-diarylxanthones-as-potential-inhibitors-of-arachidonic-acid-metabolic-pathways
#13
Clementina M M Santos, Daniela Ribeiro, Artur M S Silva, Eduarda Fernandes
In response to an inflammatory stimulus, arachidonic acid (AA), the main polyunsaturated fatty acid present in the phospholipid layer of cell membranes, is released and metabolized to a series of eicosanoids. These bioactive lipid mediators of inflammation arise physiologically through the action of the enzymes 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and cyclooxygenases (constitutive COX-1 and inducible COX-2). It is believed that dual inhibition of 5-LOX and COXs may have a higher beneficial impact in the treatment of inflammatory disorders rather than the inhibition of each enzyme...
March 11, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284805/novel-2-phenyl-4-5-6-7-tetrahydro-b-benzothiophene-analogues-as-selective-cox-2-inhibitors-design-synthesis-anti-inflammatory-evaluation-and-molecular-docking-studies
#14
Chetan K Khatri, Krishna S Indalkar, Chandragouda R Patil, Sameer N Goyal, Ganesh U Chaturbhuj
A series of 2-phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro[b]benzothiophene derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for in vitro COX inhibitory potential. Within the series, compounds 4a, 4j, 4k, and 4q were identified as potential and selective COX-2 inhibitors with COX-2 IC50 in 0.31-1.40µM range; COX-2 selectivity index (SI)=48.8-183.8 range and they showed percent PGE-2 inhibitory activity in the range of 25.4-46.9. Further, compounds 4a, 4j, 4k and 4q displayed potent anti-inflammatory activity with percentage rise in paw volume ranging from 21...
March 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284330/inhibition-of-ages-rage-rho-rock-pathway-suppresses-non-specific-neuroinflammation-by-regulating-bv2-microglial-m1-m2-polarization-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#15
Jingkao Chen, Zhaowei Sun, Minghua Jin, Yalin Tu, Shengnan Wang, Xiaohong Yang, Qiuhe Chen, Xiao Zhang, Yifan Han, Rongbiao Pi
The microglia-mediated neuroinflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Advanced glycation end products (AGEs)/receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) or Rho/Rho kinase (ROCK) are both involved in the development of non-specific inflammation. However, there are few reports about their effects on neuroinflammation. Here, we explored the mechanism of AGEs/RAGE/Rho/ROCK pathway underlying the non-specific inflammation and microglial polarization in BV2 cells...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283936/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ethanol-fraction-from-periploca-forrestii-schltr
#16
Li Dong, Yun Zhang, Xia Wang, Yong-Xi Dong, Lin Zheng, Yong-Jun Li, Jing-Man Ni
OBJECTIVE: To determine the anti-inflammatory effects of an ethanol fraction of Periploca forrestii Schltr. (EFPF) and to investigate the potential mechanisms underlying in vivo and in vitro models. METHODS: The antiinflammatory effects of EFPF were evaluated using the xylene-induced mouse ear edema and carrageenan-induced rat paw edema models in vivo. In vitro, RAW264.7 cells were exposed to 0-800 μg/mL EFPF and the cell viability was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
March 10, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283800/blocking-cox-2-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-proliferation-via-the-akt-survivin-and-akt-id3-pathway-in-low-grade-glioma
#17
Aya Sato, Yoshifumi Mizobuchi, Kohei Nakajima, Kenji Shono, Toshitaka Fujihara, Teruyoshi Kageji, Keiko Kitazato, Kazuhito Matsuzaki, Hideo Mure, Kazuyuki Kuwayama, Akiko Sumi, Hideyuki Saya, Oltea Sampetrean, Shinji Nagahirao
Approximately half of surgically-treated patients with low-grade-glioma (LGG) suffer recurrence or metastasis. Currently there is no effective drug treatment. While the selective COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib showed anti-neoplastic activity against several malignant tumors, its effects against LGG remain to be elucidated. Ours is the first report that the expression level of COX-2 in brain tissue samples from patients with LGG and in LGG cell lines is higher than in the non-neoplastic region and in normal brain cells...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282576/antioxidation-anti-inflammation-and-anti-apoptosis-by-paeonol-in-lps-d-galn-induced-acute-liver-failure-in-mice
#18
Xiaobao Gong, You Yang, Ligua Huang, Qingyan Zhang, Rong-Zhen Wan, Peng Zhang, Baoshun Zhang
To evaluate the hepatoprotective effects and potential mechanisms of paeonol (Pae) against acute liver failure (ALF) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/d-galactosamine (d-GalN) in mice, we examined anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities of Pae. We found that Pae pretreatment markedly reduced the activities of alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase as well as the histopathological changes induced by LPS/d-GalN. Catalase, glutathione and superoxide dismutase activities increased and reactive oxygen species activity decreased after Pae treatment compared with LPS/d-GalN treatment...
March 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282308/bullous-reactions-associated-with-cox-2-inhibitors
#19
Alin L Tatu, Lawrence C Nwabudike
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February 28, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280620/potential-actionable-targets-in-appendiceal-cancer-detected-by-immunohistochemistry-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-and-mutational-analysis
#20
Erkut Borazanci, Sherri Z Millis, Jeffery Kimbrough, Nancy Doll, Daniel Von Hoff, Ramesh K Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal cancers are rare and consist of carcinoid, mucocele, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), goblet cell carcinoma, lymphoma, and adenocarcinoma histologies. Current treatment involves surgical resection or debulking, but no standard exists for adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for metastatic disease. METHODS: Samples were identified from approximately 60,000 global tumors analyzed at a referral molecular profiling CLIA-certified laboratory. A total of 588 samples with appendix primary tumor sites were identified (male/female ratio of 2:3; mean age =55)...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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