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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668114/-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptors-inhibit-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-human-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes
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Franca Marino, Angela Scanzano, Laura Pulze, Monica Pinoli, Emanuela Rasini, Alessandra Luini, Raffaella Bombelli, Massimiliano Legnaro, Magda de Eguileor, Marco Cosentino
This study tests the hypothesis that in isolated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) adrenergic ligands can affect neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. We have previously shown that, in PMN, adrenaline (A), through the activation of adrenergic receptors (AR), reduces stimulus-dependent cell activation; we have, therefore, planned to investigate if AR are involved in NET production. PMN were obtained from venous blood of healthy subject. The ability of adrenergic ligands to affect reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, NET production, and cell migration was investigated in cells cultured under resting conditions or after activation with N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP), LPS, or IL-8...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668110/phenylbutyl-isoselenocyanate-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-to-inhibit-androgen-receptor-and-to-initiate-p53-mediated-apoptosis-in-lncap-prostate-cancer-cells
#2
Wei Wu, Deepkamal Karelia, Kartick Pramanik, Shantu G Amin, Arun K Sharma, Cheng Jiang, Junxuan Lu
Previous studies have established the in vivo bioavailability and efficacious dosages of phenylbutyl isoselenocyanate (ISC-4), a selenium-substituted isothiocyanate, against mouse xenograft models of human melanoma and colorectal cancer. To explore its potential attributes against prostate cancer, we treated human LNCaP prostate cancer cells with ISC-4 and examined their apoptosis responses, and interrogated the signaling mechanisms through pharmacological and siRNA knockdown approaches. Our results show that ISC-4 was more potent at inducing apoptosis than its sulfur analog phenylbutyl isothiocyanate (PBITC) without suppressing protein kinase AKT Ser473 phosphorylation...
April 18, 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667418/granulatosides-d-e-and-other-polar-steroid-compounds-from-the-starfish-choriaster-granulatus-their-immunomodulatory-activity-and-cytotoxicity
#3
Natalia V Ivanchina, Alla A Kicha, Timofey V Malyarenko, Sofiya D Ermolaeva, Ekaterina A Yurchenko, Evgeny A Pislyagin, Chau Van Minh, Pavel S Dmitrenok
Two new steroid glycosides, granulatosides D (1) and E (2), belonging to the group of bi- and monoglycosides of polyhydroxysteroids, respectively, were isolated from the ethanolic extract of the starfish Choriaster granulatus along with thirteen previously known glycosides of polyhydroxysteroids (3-15) and one steroid heptaol (16). The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive NMR and ESIMS techniques. Cytotoxic and immunomodulatory activities of compounds 1, 3-8, and 10-16 using murine splenocytes and peritoneal macrophages were studied...
April 18, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667293/enhanced-in-vitro-biocompatibility-and-water-dispersibility-of-magnetite-and-cobalt-ferrite-nanoparticles-employed-as-ros-formation-enhancer-in-radiation-cancer-therapy
#4
Stefanie Klein, Melek Kızaloğlu, Luis Portilla, Hyoungwon Park, Tobias Rejek, Julian Hümmer, Karsten Meyer, Rainer Hock, Luitpold V R Distel, Marcus Halik, Carola Kryschi
Efficient magnetic reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation enhancing agents after X-ray treatment are realized by functionalizing superparamagnetic magnetite (Fe3 O4 ) and Co-ferrite (CoFe2 O4 ) nanoparticles with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). The Fe3 O4 and CoFe2 O4 nanoparticles are synthesized using Massart's coprecipitation technique. Successful surface modification with the SAM forming compounds 1-methyl-3-(dodecylphosphonic acid) imidazolium bromide, or (2-{2-[2-hydroxy-ethoxy]-ethoxy}-ethyl phosphonic acid provides biocompatibility and long-term stability of the Fe3 O4 and CoFe2 O4 nanoparticles in cell media...
April 18, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667201/functioning-of-potassium-and-magnesium-in-photosynthesis-photosynthate-translocation-and-photoprotection
#5
Merle Tränkner, Ershad Tavakol, Bálint Jákli
Potassium (K) and magnesium (Mg) are mineral nutrients that are required in large quantities by plants. Both elements critically contribute to the process of photosynthesis and the subsequent long-distance transport of photoassimilates. If K or Mg are not present in sufficient quantities in photosynthetic tissues, complex interactions of anatomical, physiological and biochemical responses result in a reduction of photosynthetic carbon assimilation. As a consequence, excessive production of reactive oxygen species causes photooxidation of the photosynthetic apparatus and cause an up-regulation of photoprotective mechanisms...
April 18, 2018: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667111/propofol-specifically-suppresses-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-but-increases-bacterial-survival-in-staphylococcus-aureus-infected-raw264-7-cells
#6
Ming-Shan Chen, Wen-Chun Lin, Hsuan-Te Yeh, Chia-Lin Hu, Shew-Meei Sheu
Anesthetics have immunomodulatory effects, but the use of different assay systems has contributed to inconsistent results in the literature. IL-1β and reactive oxygen species (ROS) secreted by phagocytes are important factors that protect against Staphylococcus aureus infection. In this study, the effects of four intravenous anesthetics (propofol, thiamylal sodium, midazolam, and ketamine) on IL-1β secretion, ROS, and bacterial survival in S. aureus-infected RAW264.7 cells were evaluated. S. aureus-infected RAW264...
April 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667027/neonatal-overfeeding-impairs-differentiation-potential-of-mice-subcutaneous-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#7
Isabelle Dias, Ísis Salviano, André Mencalha, Simone Nunes de Carvalho, Alessandra Alves Thole, Laís Carvalho, Erika Cortez, Ana Carolina Stumbo
Nutritional changes in the development (intrauterine life and postnatal period) may trigger long-term pathophysiological complications such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic programming leads to organs and tissues modifications, including adipose tissue, with increased lipogenesis, production of inflammatory cytokines, and decreased glucose uptake. However, stem cells participation in adipose tissue dysfunctions triggered by overfeeding during lactation has not been elucidated. Therefore, this study was the first to evaluate the effect of metabolic programming on adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ASC) from mice submitted to overfeeding during lactation, using the litter reduction model...
April 17, 2018: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666854/casein-glycomacropeptide-hydrolysates-inhibit-pge2-production-and-cox2-expression-in-lps-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophage-cells-via-akt-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-pathways
#8
Tiange Li, Dongxiao Gao, Min Du, Xue Cheng, Xueying Mao
A casein glycomacropeptide hydrolysate (GMPH) was found to possess inhibitory activity against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in our previous study. In the current study, the inhibitory effect and the underlying molecular mechanism of GMPH on inflammatory response in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages were further investigated. Results showed that GMPH significantly suppressed LPS-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production. GMPH reduced the production of prostaglandin E2 (PEG2) and the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2) in LPS-stimulated macrophages...
April 18, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666708/nonphotodynamic-roles-of-methylene-blue-display-of-distinct-antimycobacterial-and-anticandidal-mode-of-actions
#9
Rahul Pal, Moiz A Ansari, Venkata Saibabu, Shrayanee Das, Zeeshan Fatima, Saif Hameed
Significance of methylene blue (MB) in photodynamic therapy against microbes is well established. Previously, we have reported the antifungal potential of MB against Candida albicans . The present study attempts to identify additional antimicrobial effect of MB against another prevalent human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). We explored that MB is efficiently inhibiting the growth of Mycobacterium at 15.62  μ g/ml albeit in bacteriostatic manner similar to its fungistatic nature. We uncovered additional cell surface phenotypes (colony morphology and cell sedimentation rate) which were impaired only in Mycobacterium ...
2018: Journal of Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666470/glucose-regulated-protein-78-is-essential-for-cardiac-myocyte-survival
#10
Xiaoding Wang, Xukun Bi, Guangyu Zhang, Yingfeng Deng, Xiang Luo, Lin Xu, Philipp E Scherer, Anwarul Ferdous, Guosheng Fu, Thomas G Gillette, Amy S Lee, Xuejun Jiang, Zhao V Wang
Secretory and transmembrane proteins rely on proper function of the secretory pathway for folding, posttranslational modification, assembly, and secretion. Accumulation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stimulates the unfolded protein response (UPR), which communicates between the ER and other organelles to enhance ER-folding capacity and restore cellular homeostasis. Glucose-regulated protein of 78 kDa (GRP78), an ER-resident protein chaperone, is a master regulator of all UPR signaling branches...
April 17, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666467/ascorbic-acid-induces-global-epigenetic-reprogramming-to-promote-meiotic-maturation-and-developmental-competence-of-porcine-oocytes
#11
Xiao-Xia Yu, Yun-Hua Liu, Xiao-Man Liu, Pei-Chao Wang, Shuai Liu, Jia-Kun Miao, Zhi-Qiang Du, Cai-Xia Yang
L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) can enhance the meiotic maturation and developmental competence of porcine oocytes, but the underlying molecular mechanism remains obscure. Here we show the role of ascorbic acid in regulating epigenetic status of both nucleic acids and chromatin to promote oocyte maturation and development in pigs. Supplementation of 250 μM L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate sesquimagnesium salt hydrate (AA2P) during in vitro maturation significantly enhanced the nuclear maturation (as indicated by higher rate of first polar body extrusion and increased Bmp15 mRNA level), reduced level of reactive oxygen species, and promoted developmental potency (higher cleavage and blastocyst rates of parthenotes, and decreased Bax and Caspase3 mRNA levels in blastocysts) of pig oocytes...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666281/pathogenic-effects-of-ifit2-and-interferon-%C3%AE-during-fatal-systemic-candida-albicans-infection
#12
Marcin Stawowczyk, Shamoon Naseem, Valeria Montoya, Darren P Baker, James Konopka, Nancy C Reich
A balanced immune response to infection is essential to prevent the pathology and tissue damage that can occur from an unregulated or hyperactive host defense. Interferons (IFNs) are critical mediators of the innate defense to infection, and in this study we evaluated the contribution of a specific gene coding for IFIT2 induced by type I IFNs in a murine model of disseminated Candida albicans Invasive candidiasis is a frequent challenge during immunosuppression or surgical medical interventions, and C. albicans is a common culprit that leads to high rates of mortality...
April 17, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666217/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-plant-photoprotection
#13
REVIEW
Alberta Pinnola, Roberto Bassi
Photosynthesis uses sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into biomass and oxygen. When in excess, light can be dangerous for the photosynthetic apparatus because it can cause photo-oxidative damage and decreases the efficiency of photosynthesis because of photoinhibition. Plants have evolved many photoprotective mechanisms in order to face reactive oxygen species production and thus avoid photoinhibition. These mechanisms include quenching of singlet and triplet excited states of chlorophyll, synthesis of antioxidant molecules and enzymes and repair processes for damaged photosystem II and photosystem I reaction centers...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666112/increased-erythrophagocytosis-induces-ferroptosis-in-red-pulp-macrophages-in-a-mouse-model-of-transfusion
#14
Lyla A Youssef, Abdelhadi Rebbaa, Sergey Pampou, Stuart P Weisberg, Brent R Stockwell, Eldad A Hod, Steven L Spitalnik
Macrophages play important roles in recycling iron derived from the clearance of red blood cells (RBCs). They are also a critically important component of host defense, protecting against invading pathogens. However, the effects on macrophage biology of acutely ingesting large numbers of RBCs are not completely understood. To investigate this issue, we used a mouse model of RBC transfusion and clearance, which mimics the clinical setting. In this model, transfusions of refrigerator storage-damaged (i.e., "old") RBCs led to increased erythrophagocytosis by splenic red pulp macrophages (RPMs)...
April 17, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665958/ros-and-trehalose-regulate-sclerotial-development-in-rhizoctonia-solani-ag-1-ia
#15
Chenjiaozi Wang, Lei Pi, Shaofeng Jiang, Mei Yang, Canwei Shu, Erxun Zhou
Rhizoctonia solani AG-1 IA is the causal agent of rice sheath blight (RSB) and causes severe economic losses in rice-growing regions around the world. The sclerotia play an important role in the disease cycle of RSB. In this study, we report the effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and trehalose on the sclerotial development of R. solani AG-1 IA. Correlation was found between the level of ROS in R. solani AG-1 IA and sclerotial development. Moreover, we have shown the change of ROS-related enzymatic activities and oxidative burst occurs at the sclerotial initial stage...
May 2018: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665957/hydrogen-rich-water-mediates-redox-regulation-of-the-antioxidant-system-mycelial-regeneration-and-fruiting-body-development-in-hypsizygus-marmoreus
#16
Hui Chen, Haibo Hai, Hong Wang, Qian Wang, Mingjie Chen, Zhiyong Feng, Ming Ye, Jinjing Zhang
Hypsizygus marmoreus is an important industrialized mushroom, yet the lack of basic research on this fungus has hindered further development of its economic value. In this study, mycelia injured by scratching were treated with hydrogen-rich water (HRW) to investigate the involvement of the redox system in fruiting body development. Compared to the control group, damaged mycelia treated with HRW regenerated earlier and showed significantly enhanced fruiting body production. Antioxidant capacity increased significantly in damaged mycelia after HRW treatment, as indicated by higher antioxidant enzyme activities and antioxidant contents; the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were also reduced at the mycelial regeneration stage after treatment with HRW...
May 2018: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665697/redox-control-of-angiogenesis
#17
Katrin Schröder
SIGNIFICANCE: Angiogenesis is the formation of new vessels that sprout from existing vessels. This process is highly complex and requires a coordinated shift of the endothelial phenotype from a quiescent cell in the vessel wall into a migrating or proliferating cell. Such change in the life of the endothelial cell is induced by a variety of factors such as hypoxia, metabolic changes or cytokines. CRITICAL ISSUES: According to the wide variety of stimuli that induce angiogenesis a complex signaling network is needed to support a coordinated response of the endothelial...
April 18, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665656/forskolin-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-ros-production
#18
Xiangrui Guo, Xiaohui Bai, Li Li, Jianfeng Li, Haibo Wang
Cisplatin is widely used in the treatment of various types of cancer. However, it could cause severe side effects such as ototoxicity, which greatly limit the clinical application of cisplatin. Forskolin (FSK) is a diterpene derived from the plant Coleus forskohlii, and has been proven an effective drug for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma because of its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Here, we investigated the effects of FSK in cisplatin-induced ototoxicity, and we found that FSK could significantly protect against cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in both cell line and isolated mouse cochlear...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665635/a-mechanism-study-on-toxicity-of-graphene-oxide-to-daphnia-magna-direct-link-between-bioaccumulation-and-oxidative-stress
#19
Xiaohui Lv, Yao Yang, Yi Tao, Yuelu Jiang, Baiyang Chen, Xiaoshan Zhu, Zhonghua Cai, Bing Li
Graphene oxide (GO) possesses versatile applicability and high hydrophilicity, thus may have frequent contact with aquatic organisms. However, the ecological risks of GO in aquatic ecosystems remain largely unexplored currently. This study evaluated the comprehensive toxicological effects of GO on Daphnia magna, a key species in fresh water ecosystem. The results revealed nonsevere acute toxicities, including immobility (72 h EC50 : 44.3 mg/L) and mortality (72 h LC50 : 45.4 mg/L), of GO on D. magna. To understand the underlying mechanism of GO exposure, changes in superoxide dismutase (SOD) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) of D...
March 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665407/3-4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-quenches-ros-and-rns-and-protects-human-blood-cells-from-cr-vi-induced-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity
#20
Nazim Husain, Riaz Mahmood
Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is the most toxic and potent form of chromium and induces multiple organ damage in humans and experimental animals. Oxidative stress has been implicated in the toxicity of Cr(VI). We have examined the potential role of 3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (DHB), a plant polyphenolic antioxidant, in protecting human erythrocytes and lymphocytes from Cr(VI)-induced cytotoxicity and genotoxicity. Erythrocytes were treated with potassium dichromate, a Cr(VI) compound, in presence and absence of DHB...
April 14, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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