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Alfredo Briones-Herrera, Sabino Hazael Avila-Rojas, Omar Emiliano Aparicio-Trejo, Magdalena Cristóbal, Juan Carlos León-Contreras, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Enrique Pinzón, José Pedraza-Chaverri, Laura Gabriela Sánchez-Lozada, Edilia Tapia
Maleic acid (MA)-induced nephropathy that is characterized by proteinuria, glycosuria, phosphaturia and a deficient urinary acidification and concentration. Sulforaphane (SF) is an indirect antioxidant that shows nephroprotective effects. The aim of the present work was to test the pre-treatment with SF against the MA-induced nephropathy. Wistar rats (230-260 g) were separated in the following groups: control, MA (which received 400 mg/kg of MA), SF + MA (which received MA and 1 mg/kg of SF each day for four days) and SF (which only received SF)...
March 13, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Juan Román, Antonio Castillo, Luis Cottet, Andrea Mahn
Myrosinase is a glycosylated enzyme present in the Brassicaceae family that catalyzes the hydrolysis of glucoraphanin to yield sulforaphane, recognized as a health-promoting compound found in cruciferous foods. Broccoli myrosinase has been poorly characterized. In this work, the enzyme was purified from broccoli florets and its kinetic behaviour was analyzed. The cDNA of broccoli myrosinase was isolated and sequenced to obtain the amino acids sequence of the enzyme. A three-dimensional structural model of a broccoli myrosinase subunit was built and used to perform molecular docking simulations with glucoraphanin and other glucosinolates...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Martin A Bewley, Richard C Budd, Eilise Ryan, Joby Cole, Paul Collini, Jennifer Marshall, Umme Kolsum, Gussie Beech, Richard D Emes, Irina Tcherniaeva, Guy A M Berbers, Sarah R Walmsley, Gavin Donaldson, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Iain Kilty, William Rumsey, Yolanda Sanchez, Christopher E Brightling, Louise E Donnelly, Peter J Barnes, Dave Singh, Moira K B Whyte, David H Dockrell
RATIONALE: Previous studies have identified defects in bacterial phagocytosis by alveolar macrophages (AM) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but the mechanisms and clinical consequences remain incompletely defined. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of COPD on AM phagocytic responses and identify the mechanisms, clinical consequences and potential for therapeutic manipulation of these defects. METHODS: We isolated alveolar macrophages (AM) and monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) from a cohort of COPD patients and controls within the MRC COPD-MAP consortium and measured phagocytosis of bacteria in relation to opsonic conditions and clinical features...
March 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Leilei Mao, Tuo Yang, Xin Li, Xia Lei, Yang Sun, Yongfang Zhao, Wenting Zhang, Yanqin Gao, Baoliang Sun, Feng Zhang
The major pathophysiological process of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is chronic cerebral ischemia, which causes disintegration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), neuronal death, and white matter injury. This study aims to test whether sulforaphane (Sfn), a natural activator of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), reduces the chronic ischemic injury and cognitive dysfunction after VCI. Experimental VCI was induced in rats by permanent occlusion of both common carotid arteries for six weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Teresa Oliviero, Simone Lamers, Edoardo Capuano, Matthijs Dekker, Ruud Verkerk
SCOPE: Optimization of bioavailability of dietary bioactive health-beneficial compounds is as important as increasing their concentration in foods. The aim of this study was to explore the change in bioavailability of isothiocyanates in broccoli sprouts incorporated in protein, fibre and lipid gels. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five participants took part in a cross-over study and collected timed urine samples before up to 24-hours after consumption of proteins, dietary fibres and lipids gels containing broccoli spouts powder...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Yang Yang, Lan Luo, Xueting Cai, Yuan Fang, Jiaqi Wang, Gang Chen, Jie Yang, Qian Zhou, Xiaoyan Sun, Xiaolan Cheng, Huaijiang Yan, Wuguang Lu, Chunping Hu, Peng Cao
Oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OIPN) is a severe, dose-limiting toxicity associated with cancer chemotherapy. The efficacy of antioxidant administration in OIPN is debatable, as the promising preliminary results obtained with a number of antioxidants have not been confirmed in larger clinical trials. Besides its antioxidant activity, the transcription factor, nuclear factor-erythroid 2 (NF-E2) p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a crucial role in the maintenance of mitochondrial homeostasis, and mitochondrial dysfunction is a key contributor to OIPN...
March 9, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Kyoung A Jhang, Jin-Sun Park, Hee-Sun Kim, Young Hae Chong
BACKGROUND: Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK) activity necessary for amyloid-stimulated phagocytosis strongly implicates that MerTK dysregulation might contribute to chronic inflammation implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. However, the precise mechanism involved in the regulation of MerTK expression by amyloid-β (Aβ) in proinflammatory environment has not yet been ascertained. METHODS: The objective of this study was to determine the underlying mechanism involved in Aβ-mediated decrease in MerTK expression through Aβ-mediated regulation of MerTK expression and its modulation by sulforaphane in human THP-1 macrophages challenged with Aβ1-42...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Tongliang Ma, Decai Zhu, Duoxue Chen, Qiaoyun Zhang, Huifang Dong, Wenwu Wu, Huihe Lu, Guangfu Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sulforaphane (SFN), a natural isothiocyanate compound, in a rabbit ascending aortic cerclage model of chronic heart failure (CHF). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty New Zealand White rabbits were divided into the sham operation group (n=10), the CHF group (n=10), and the CHF + SFN group (n=10) treated with subcutaneous SFN (0.5 mg/kg) for five days per week for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, echocardiography and biometric analysis were performed, followed by the examination of the rabbit hearts...
March 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Linbo Gao, David Cheng, Jie Yang, Renyi Wu, Wenji Li, Ah-Ng Kong
Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic aberrations contribute to the development and progression of cancers such as lung cancer. The promoter region of miR-9-3 was recently found to be hypermethylated in lung cancer, resulting in down-regulation of miR-9-3 and poor patient prognosis. Sulforaphane (SFN), a natural compound that is obtained from cruciferous vegetables, has potent anticancer activities. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of SFN on restoring the miR-9-3 level in lung cancer A549 cells through epigenetic regulation...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Paola Arcidiacono, Catherine M Webb, Matthew A Brooke, Huiqing Zhou, Paul J Delaney, Keat-Eng Ng, Diana C Blaydon, Andrew Tinker, David P Kelsell, Anissa Chikh
Hyperproliferative keratinocytes induced by trauma, hyperkeratosis and/or inflammation display molecular signatures similar to those of palmoplantar epidermis. Inherited gain-of-function mutations in RHBDF2 (encoding iRHOM2) are associated with a hyperproliferative palmoplantar keratoderma and squamous oesophageal cancer syndrome (termed TOC). In contrast, genetic ablation of rhbdf2 in mice leads to a thinning of the mammalian footpad, and reduces keratinocyte hyperproliferation and migration. Here, we report that iRHOM2 is a novel target gene of p63 and that both p63 and iRHOM2 differentially regulate cellular stress-associated signalling pathways in normal and hyperproliferative keratinocytes...
March 9, 2018: Nature Communications
Piman Pocasap, Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Kanjana Thumanu
The structure of the isothiocyanates (ITCs)-erucin, sulforaphane, erysolin, sulforaphene, and phenethyl isothiocyanate-were assessed as well as their respective in vitro anticancer activity on the hepatocellular carcinoma cell line HepG2. All of these ITCs induced both apoptotic and necrotic cell death. FTIR analysis indicated that the ITCs caused changes in cellular components comparable to vinblastine. Despite no observable effect on DNA, the ITCs all induced generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and suppressed microtubule polymerization...
March 6, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Chhanda Bose, Sanjay Awasthi, Rajendra Sharma, Helen Beneš, Martin Hauer-Jensen, Marjan Boerma, Sharda P Singh
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women of the Western world. Doxorubicin (DOX) continues to be used extensively to treat early-stage or node-positive breast cancer, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer, and metastatic disease. We have previously demonstrated in a mouse model that sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate isolated from cruciferous vegetables, protects the heart from DOX-induced toxicity and damage. However, the effects of SFN on the chemotherapeutic efficacy of DOX in breast cancer are not known...
2018: PloS One
Hanna Bessler, Meir Djaldetti
The favourable properties of broccoli on human health are due to their abundant content of vitamins, minerals and isothiocyanates, the sulforaphane (SFN) being the most important. SFN is created from its precursor glucoraphanin and it is released by myrosinase enzymes produced during crushing of the plant. SFN has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. The aim of the study was to determine if SFN may affect the immune dialogue between human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and HT-29 and RKO human colon cancer cells lines...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Antonio Cuadrado, Gina Manda, Ahmed Hassan, María José Alcaraz, Coral Barbas, Andreas Daiber, Pietro Ghezzi, Rafael León, Manuela G López, Baldo Oliva, Marta Pajares, Ana I Rojo, Natalia Robledinos-Antón, Angela M Valverde, Emre Guney, Harald H H W Schmidt
Systems medicine has a mechanism-based rather than a symptom- or organ-based approach to disease and identifies therapeutic targets in a nonhypothesis-driven manner. In this work, we apply this to transcription factor nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NRF2) by cross-validating its position in a protein-protein interaction network (the NRF2 interactome) functionally linked to cytoprotection in low-grade stress, chronic inflammation, metabolic alterations, and reactive oxygen species formation. Multiscale network analysis of these molecular profiles suggests alterations of NRF2 expression and activity as a common mechanism in a subnetwork of diseases (the NRF2 diseasome)...
April 2018: Pharmacological Reviews
Rocío Recio, Eleonora Elhalem, Juan M Benito, Inmaculada Fernández, Noureddine Khiar
Sulforaphane (SFN), a phytochemical isolated from broccoli, is an important antitumoral compound with additional beneficial effect on other important diseases. However, the chemical instability of SFN has hampered its clinical use. In order to circumvent this problem, we report the first comparative study on the inclusion complexes of SFN and SFN homologues with different cyclodextrins by NMR spectroscopy. From this study it has been shown that α-CD is the most indicated cyclodextrin for the stabilization of SFN and SFN homologues, and that the highest affinity constant is that of the isothiocyanate obtained from the wasabi...
May 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
Sin Young Choi, Hae Jin Kee, Li Jin, Yuhee Ryu, Simei Sun, Gwi Ran Kim, Myung Ho Jeong
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are gaining increasing attention as potential therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer. We recently reported that the class II HDAC inhibitor, MC1568, and the phytochemical, gallic acid, lowered high blood pressure in mouse models of hypertension. We hypothesized that class II HDACs may be involved in the regulation of hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the effects of well-known HDAC inhibitors (TMP269, panobinostat, and MC1568), phytochemicals (gallic acid, sulforaphane, and piceatannol), and anti-hypertensive drugs (losartan, carvedilol, and furosemide) on activities of class IIa HDACs (HDAC4, 5, 7, and 9)...
February 23, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Marcos Roberto de Oliveira, Flávia Bittencourt Brasil, Cristina Ribas Fürstenau
Sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate obtained from cruciferous vegetables, exerts antioxidant, antiapoptotic, and antitumor activities in different cell types. Moreover, SFN has been viewed as an anti-inflammatory agent. Nonetheless, the mechanism underlying the ability of SFN in modulating the immune response in mammalian cells is not completely understood yet. Therefore, we investigated here whether and how SFN would be effective in preventing inflammation induced by a pro-oxidant agent (hydrogen peroxide, H2 O2 ) in the human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
February 23, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
Katsuki Mukaigasa, Tadayuki Tsujita, Vu Thanh Nguyen, Li Li, Hirokazu Yagi, Yuji Fuse, Yaeko Nakajima-Takagi, Koichi Kato, Masayuki Yamamoto, Makoto Kobayashi
Nrf2 plays critical roles in animals' defense against electrophiles and oxidative stress by orchestrating the induction of cytoprotective genes. We previously isolated the zebrafish mutant it768 , which displays up-regulated expression of Nrf2 target genes in an uninduced state. In this paper, we determine that the gene responsible for it768 was the zebrafish homolog of phosphomannomutase 2 (Pmm2), which is a key enzyme in the initial steps of N-glycosylation, and its mutation in humans leads to PMM2-CDG (congenital disorders of glycosylation), the most frequent type of CDG...
February 22, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Dushani L Palliyaguru, Jian-Min Yuan, Thomas W Kensler, Jed W Fahey
Isothiocyanates from cruciferous vegetables have been studied extensively in cells and in animals for their disease preventive and therapeutic effects. However, translating their utility to human populations has been both limited and challenging. Herein, clinical trials employing two isothiocyanates, sulforaphane (SFN; 1-Isothiocyanato-4-(methylsulfinyl) butane) and phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC; 2-isothiocyanatoethylbenzene) that are isolated principally from broccoli and watercress, respectively, are summarized and discussed...
February 21, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
Daoyuan Lv, Qin Zhou, Yue Xia, Xu You, Zhihong Zhao, Yongqiang Li, Hequn Zou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic renal allograft dysfunction (CRAD) is a leading cause of long-term renal allograft loss. Oxidative stress may account for the nonspecific interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy that occur in CRAD. An antioxidant intervention via Nrf2 signaling pathway activation might be a promising therapy for some kidney diseases. The present paper investigates whether there is an association between oxidative stress alleviation via sulforaphane-induced Nrf2-HO-1/NQO-1 signaling pathway activation and CRAD improvement...
February 16, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
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