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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679944/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-attenuates-microcystin-lr-induced-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-through-activation-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
#1
Jun Shi, Min Zhang, Libin Zhang, Huipin Deng
Our previous study showed that the tea extract, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), protects against microcystin-LR (MC-LR) -mediated apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs); however, the mechanism underlying MC-LR-induced HUVEC apoptosis remains incompletely understood. In this study, we investigated whether the nuclear factor erythroid-like 2 (NRF2)/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway, which regulates antioxidant transcriptional regulation of oxidative stress and apoptosis, is involved in this process...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679925/tocotrienol-rich-fraction-supplementation-reduces-hyperglycemia-induced-skeletal-muscle-damage-through-regulation-of-insulin-signaling-and-oxidative-stress-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
#2
Heaji Lee, Yunsook Lim
Chronic hyperglycemia induces impairment of muscle growth and development of diabetes mellitus (DM). Since skeletal muscle is the major site for disposal of ingested glucose, impaired glucose metabolism causes imbalance between protein synthesis and degradation which adversely affects physical mobility. In this study, we investigated the effect of tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) supplementation on skeletal muscle damage in diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by a high-fat diet with streptozotocin (STZ) injection (100 mg/kg) in male C57BL/6J mice...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679908/recent-advances-in-colony-stimulating-factor-1-receptor-c-fms-as-an-emerging-target-for-various-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Archana Kumari, Om Silakari, Rajesh K Singh
Colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) is one of the most common proinflammatory cytokine responsible for various inflammatory disorders. It has a remarkable role in the development and progression of osteoarthritis, cancer and other autoimmune disease conditions. The CSF-1 acts by binding to the receptor, called colony stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R) also known as c-FMS resulting in the cascade of signalling pathway causing cell proliferation and differentiation. Interleukin-34 (IL-34), recently identified as another ligand for CSF-IR, is a cytokine protein...
April 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679905/qing-brick-tea-qbt-aqueous-extract-protects-monosodium-glutamate-induced-obese-mice-against-metabolic-syndrome-and-involves-up-regulation-transcription-factor-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
#4
Wenqi Gao, Changyi Xiao, Jun Hu, Biaoxin Chen, Chunyan Wang, Bangping Cui, Pengyi Deng, Jian Yang, Zhifang Deng
BACKGROUND: Qing brick tea (QBT), traditional and popular beverage for Chinese people, is an important post-fermentation dark tea. Our present study was performed to investigate the ameliorative effects of QBT aqueous extract on metabolic syndrome (Mets) in monosodium glutamate-induced obese mice and the potential mechanisms. METHOD: Monosodium glutamate-induced obese mice were used to evaluate the anti-Mets effects of QBT. Content levels of malonaldehyde (MDA), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protein carbonylation, antioxidant enzyme activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase (CAT), glutathione reductase (GR) in the skeletal muscle were assessed by commercial kits, respectively...
April 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679904/tanshinone-iia-protects-murine-chondrogenic-atdc5-cells-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-injury-by-down-regulating-microrna-203a
#5
Luan Luan, Zhiyuan Liang
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is the most common bone-joint disease in middle and older people all over the world. Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) is the main lipophilic diterpenoid isolated from the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Lamiaceae). This study analyzed the protective effects of Tan IIA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced murine chondrogenic ATDC5 cell inflammatory injury model. METHODS: Cell viability was assessed using cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. Cell apoptosis was detected using Annexin V-FITC/PI staining...
April 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679903/isoharringtonine-inhibits-breast-cancer-stem-like-properties-and-stat3-signaling
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Wei Chen, Hui Wang, Mei Cheng, Ling Ni, Li Zou, Qin Yang, Xianghai Cai, Baowei Jiao
OBJECTIVES: Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) contribute to breast cancer progression, relapse, and treatment resistance. Identification of the natural inhibitory components of BCSCs is therefore critical for clinical treatment. Here, we investigated whether isoharringtonine (IHT) had inhibitory effects on BCSCs in breast cancer cell lines. METHODS: HCC1806, HCC1937, and MCF7 cells were treated with IHT. The proliferation and the migration of cells were detected by MTS assay and wound healing migration assay, respectively...
April 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679858/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-apo-9-fucoxanthinone-via-inhibition-of-mapks-and-nf-kb-signaling-pathway-in-lps-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages-and-zebrafish-model
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Eun-A Kim, Seo-Young Kim, Bo-Ram Ye, Junseong Kim, Seok-Chun Ko, Won Woo Lee, Kil-Nam Kim, Il-Whan Choi, Won-Kyo Jung, Soo-Jin Heo
In this study, we confirmed the anti-inflammatory effect of Apo-9-fucoxanthinone (AF) in in vitro RAW 264.7 cells and in vivo zebrafish model. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated zebrafish, AF significantly decreased the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nitric oxide (NO) and cell death. In addition, the mRNA expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), suppressed cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and an inflammatory cytokines; IL-1β, TNF-α were shown reduction. And AF significantly inhibited NO production and expression of iNOS in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
April 18, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679794/multi-paratopic-vegf-decoy-receptor-have-superior-anti-tumor-effects-through-anti-egfrs-and-targeted-anti-angiogenic-activities
#8
Dae Hee Lee, Myeong Youl Lee, Youngsuk Seo, Hyo Jeong Hong, Hyun Joo An, Jong Soon Kang, Ho Min Kim
Limitation of current anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) cancer therapy is transitory responses, inevitable relapses and its insufficient tumor-targeting. Thus, multifaceted approaches, including the development of bispecific antibodies and combination strategies targeting different pathways have been proposed as an alternative. Here, we developed a novel multi-paratopic VEGF decoy receptor, Cetuximab-VEGF-Grab and Trastuzumab-VEGF-Grab, by genetically fusing VEGF decoy receptor (VEGF-Grab) to a single chain Fv of anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) antibody (Cetuximab and Trastuzumab)...
April 16, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679755/long-non-coding-rna-xist-sponges-mir-34a-to-promotes-colon-cancer-progression-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#9
Ningning Sun, Guozun Zhang, Yingying Liu
Little is known about the role of long non-coding RNA XIST in the development of colon cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the levels of XIST in colon cancer, and explore its underlying mechanism. In this study, we found XIST expression level was upregulated in colon cancer tissues and cell lines. In addition, the growth rate of cells transfected with si-XIST was significantly decreased compared to that with si-NC, which was reversed by miR-34a targeted with 3'-UTR. Moreover, miR-34a suppressed the expression of WNT1 by binding with the 3'-UTR, which interact with WNT1 to inhibit the proliferation of cells...
April 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679733/il-6-trans-signalling-mediates-trabecular-but-not-cortical-bone-loss-after-ovariectomy
#10
Leah Lazzaro, Brett A Tonkin, Ingrid J Poulton, Narelle E McGregor, Walter Ferlin, Natalie A Sims
Bone loss associated with estrogen deficiency occurs due to a high level of bone remodelling, with a greater increase in the level of osteoclast-mediated bone resorption than osteoblast-mediated bone formation. Early studies showed that Interleukin-6 (IL-6) inhibition could prevent the increase in osteoclast numbers associated with ovariectomy. However, IL-6 signals through two possible pathways: classic IL-6 signalling (cis) utilizes a membrane-bound IL-6 receptor (IL-6R), while IL-6 trans-signalling occurs through a soluble IL-6R (sIL-6R)...
April 18, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679702/alamandine-attenuates-sepsis-associated-cardiac-dysfunction-via-inhibiting-mapks-signaling-pathways
#11
Peng Li, Xi-Ru Chen, Fei Xu, Chi Liu, Chang Li, Hui Liu, Hui Wang, Wei Sun, Yan-Hui Sheng, Xiang-Qing Kong
Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction represents a major cause of death in intensive care units. Alamandine is an important biologically active peptide in the renin-angiotensin system. The present study evaluated whether alamandine improves cardiac dysfunction, inflammation, and apoptosis, and affects the signaling pathways involved in these events. Experiments were carried out in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or alamandine, and in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Alamandine increased the ejection fraction and fractional shortening, both of which were decreased upon LPS infusion in mice...
April 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679701/the-role-of-%C3%AE-2-integrin-associated-heparin-binding-protein-release-in-ards
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Yang Liu, Shaolin Ma, Xuebin Wang, Yajing Feng, Shouqin Zhang, Sheng Wang, Xiangyu Zhang
AIMS: PMNs (polymorphonuclear neutrophil) play important roles in early stage of inflammation induced ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Both HBP (Heparin-Binding Protein) released from active PMNs and β2 integrins on the surface of PMNs are involved in vascular leakage. The role and relationship of HBP and β2 integrins on ARDS still requires study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We established ARDS model using C57BL/6 mice with cecal ligation and puncture and eliminating HBP and β2 integrin with respective antibodies...
April 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679680/ns6740-an-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-silent-agonist-disrupts-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity
#13
Roger L Papke, Can Peng, Ashok Kumar, Clare Stokes
Long-term potentiation (LTP) in the dentate gyrus was previously shown to be enhanced by nicotine, an effect dependent on both homomeric α7 and heteromeric α2β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR). In our experiments, bath-applied nicotine produced no significant enhancement of LTP. The α7 nAChR silent agonist NS6740, a weak activator of α7 nAChR ion channels but an effective modulator of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway, decreased LTP and, additionally, produced a substantial reduction in the baseline synaptic function prior to the high frequency stimulation used to induce LTP...
April 18, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679656/pd-1-blocks-lytic-granule-polarization-with-concomitant-impairment-of-integrin-outside-in-signaling-in-natural-killer-cell-immunological-synapse
#14
Yu Huang, Zhiying Chen, Joon Hee Jang, Mirza S Baig, Grant Bertolet, Casey Schroeder, Shengjian Huang, Qian Hu, Yong Zhao, Dorothy E Lewis, Lidong Qin, Michael Xi Zhu, Dongfang Liu
BACKGROUND: Inhibitory receptor programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) is upregulated on a variety of immune cells, including natural killer (NK) cells, during chronic virus infection and tumorigenesis. Blockade of PD-1 or its ligands produces durable clinical responses with tolerable side effects in patients with a broad spectrum of cancers. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of how PD-1 regulates NK cell function remain poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine what effect PD-1 signaling has on NK cells...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679615/novel-protective-role-of-kallistatin-in-obesity-by-limiting-adipose-tissue-low-grade-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#15
Gema Frühbeck, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Amaia Rodríguez, Beatriz Ramírez, Víctor Valentí, Rafael Moncada, Sara Becerril, Xabier Unamuno, Camilo Silva, Javier Salvador, Victoria Catalán
OBJECTIVE: Kallistatin plays an important role in the inhibition of inflammation, oxidative stress, fibrosis and angiogenesis. We aimed to determine the impact of kallistatin on obesity and its associated metabolic alterations as well as its role in adipocyte inflammation and oxidative stress. METHODS: Samples obtained from 95 subjects were used in a case-control study. Circulating concentrations and expression levels of kallistatin as well as key inflammation, oxidative stress and extracellular matrix remodelling-related genes were analyzed...
April 18, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679565/activation-of-tlr3-and-its-adaptor-ticam-1-increases-mir-21-levels-in-extracellular-vesicles-released-from-human-cells
#16
Yoshimi Fukushima, Masaaki Okamoto, Kana Ishikawa, Takahisa Kouwaki, Hirotake Tsukamoto, Hiroyuki Oshiumi
Pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) recognizes viral RNAs and trigger the innate immune responses. Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3), a PRR, recognizes viral double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) in endolysosomes, whereas cytoplasmic dsRNA is sensed by another PRR, MDA5. TLR3 and MDA5 utilize TICAM-1 and MAVS, respectively, to trigger the signal for inducing innate immune responses. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) include the exosomes and microvesicles; an accumulating body of evidence has shown that EVs delivers functional RNA, such as microRNAs (miRNAs), to other cells and thus mediate intercellular communications...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679558/self-restrained-regulation-of-stem-cell-niche-activity-by-niche-components-in-the-drosophila-testis
#17
Ran Xu, Jing Li, Hang Zhao, Ruiyan Kong, Min Wei, Lin Shi, Guang Bai, Zhouhua Li
Most, if not all, stem cells reside in a defined microenvironment, called the niche. Short-ranged niche signal must be tightly controlled to be active only inside the niche to maintain the proper balance of stem cell self-renewal verse differentiation. However, how niche components restrict localized niche signal activation remains largely unknown. Here, we find that Thickveins (Tkv, a type I receptor of the Dpp signaling pathway) in cyst stem cells (CySCs) of the testis niche prevents Dpp signaling activation outside of the niche...
April 18, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679557/acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-is-attenuated-in-transgenic-fat-1-mice-endogenously-synthesizing-long-chain-n-3-fatty-acids
#18
Ruibing Feng, Yang Wang, Conghui Liu, Chunyan Yan, Hang Zhang, Huanxing Su, Jing X Kang, Chang-Zhen Shang, Jian-Bo Wan
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose-caused hepatotoxicity is the most commonly cause of drugs-induced liver failurecharacterized by oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and cell damage. Therapeutic efficacy of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) in several models of liver disease is well documented. However, the impacts of n-3 PUFA on APAP hepatotoxicity are not adequately addressed. In this study, the fat-1 transgenic mice that synthesize endogenous n-3 PUFA and wild type (WT) littermates were injected intraperitoneally with APAP at the dose of 400 mg/kg to induce liver injury, and euthanized at 0 h, 2 h, 4 h and 6 h post APAP injection for sampling...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679507/novel-inhibitors-of-the-cellular-ras-components-poricoic-acids-target-smad3-phosphorylation-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-against-renal-fibrosis
#19
Ming Wang, Dan-Qian Chen, Lin Chen, Gang Cao, Hui Zhao, Dan Liu, Nosratola D Vaziri, Yan Guo, Ying-Yong Zhao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tubulo-interstitial fibrosis is the final pathway of progression of CKD to ESRD. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a major role in CKD progression. Present study demonstrates efficacy of the novel RAS inhibitors isolated from Poria cocos against renal fibrosis. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effect of three novel tetracyclic triterpenoid compounds poricoic acid ZC (PZC), poricoic acid ZD (PZD) and poricoic acid ZE (PZE) was investigated on TGF-β1- and angiotensin II (AngII)-treated HK-2 cells and UUO mice...
April 21, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679465/generating-anchors-only-to-lose-them-the-unusual-story-of-glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchor-biosynthesis-and-remodeling-in-yeast-and-fungi
#20
REVIEW
Sneha Sudha Komath, Sneh Lata Singh, Vavilala A Pratyusha, Sudisht Kumar Sah
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) are present ubiquitously at the cell surface in all eukaryotes. They play a crucial role in the interaction of the cell with its external environment, allowing the cell to receive signals, respond to challenges, and mediate adhesion. In yeast and fungi, they also participate in the structural integrity of the cell wall and are often essential for survival. Roughly four decades after the discovery of the first GPI-APs, this review provides an overview of the insights gained from studies of the GPI biosynthetic pathway and the future challenges in the field...
May 2018: IUBMB Life
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