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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454346/microrna-134-targets-kras-to-suppress-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaomei Su, Ling Zhang, Hua Li, Peng Cheng, Yajie Zhu, Zhen Liu, Yu Zhao, Hongyu Xu, Dong Li, Hui Gao, Tao Zhang
The expression patterns and functions of microRNA-134 (miR-134) have been previously studied in numerous types of cancer. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of miR-134 in human breast cancer. In the present study, the expression patterns, biological functions and underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-134 in human breast cancer were investigated. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction evaluated the expression of miR-134 in human breast cancer tissues, matched normal adjacent tissues, breast cancer cell lines and a normal mammary epithelial cell line...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454323/microrna-29a-b-c-targets-inos-and-is-involved-in-protective-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-an-ischemia-reperfusion-rat-model-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#2
Yun-Fei Duan, Dong-Lin Sun, Jing Chen, Feng Zhu, Yong An
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) protects against the injury that is incurred by ischemia and reperfusion (IR); however, the role of RIPC in liver IR injury in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains unclear. In this study, a NAFLD rat model was utilized in a series of different surgical procedures and molecular experiments. Rats of the IR group and the RIPC+IR group exhibited more severe injury than NAFLD control rats (in which the liver was prodded following a median-incision laparotomy). The liver condition, measured by serum alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase levels, of the RIPC+IR group was better than that of the IR group...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454214/genome-wide-analysis-of-gynecologic-cancer-the-cancer-genome-atlas-in-ovarian-and-endometrial-cancer
#3
Moito Iijima, Kouji Banno, Ryuichiro Okawa, Megumi Yanokura, Miho Iida, Takashi Takeda, Haruko Kunitomi-Irie, Masataka Adachi, Kanako Nakamura, Kiyoko Umene, Yuya Nogami, Kenta Masuda, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
Cancer typically develops due to genetic abnormalities, but a single gene abnormality cannot completely account for the onset of cancer. The Cancer Genome Atlas (CGA) project was conducted for the cross-sectional genome-wide analysis of numerous genetic abnormalities in various types of cancer. This approach has facilitated the identification of novel AT-rich interaction domain 1A gene mutations in ovarian clear cell carcinoma, frequent tumor protein 53 (TP53) gene mutations in high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma, and Kirsten rat sarcoma and B-rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase gene mutations in low-grade ovarian serous carcinoma...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454211/targeting-the-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Sufang Yang, Guohua Liu
Although the biological basis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear, effective treatments and improvement of the survival rate remain worthwhile research goals. Abnormal protein signaling pathways contributing to uncontrolled cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and apoptosis are biomarkers of the carcinogenic process. Certain mutated components or overexpression of the rat sarcoma virus (Ras)/rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma (Raf)/mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway are increasingly being studied in HCC carcinogenesis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454190/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-epilobium-angustifolium-aqueous-extract-on-lncap-cell-proliferation-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Jakub P Piwowarski, Barbara Bobrowska-Korczak, Iwona Stanisławska, Wojciech Bielecki, Robert Wrzesien, Sebastian Granica, Katarzyna Krupa, Anna K Kiss
Epilobium sp. are commonly used in traditional medicine in the treatment of early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia and inflammation. It is suggested that a dominating constituent, oenothein B, is responsible for the extracts therapeutic effects. Several bioactivities were established for extracts and oenothein B in various in vitro models, but due to the questionable bioavailability of this dimeric macrocyclic ellagitannin, their significance in the in vivo effects remains unresolved. We have thus focused our attention on a complex comparative investigation of the in vitro and in vivo activities of phytochemically characterized Epilobium angustifolium aqueous extract and oenothein B on prostate cancer cells proliferation...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454186/distribution-and-clearance-of-blood-constituents-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats-mechanisms-and-relevance-for-functional-outcomes
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Zhanyin Chen, Yuhang Liang, Fengjian Chen, Haifeng Lin, Yiyi Chen, Guolin He
Background and Objective To evaluate the impact of blood clearance mechanisms on neurologic damage and functional outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in rats. Methods A rat model of ICH was established through pre-cannulation and injection of autologous arterial blood into the caudate nucleus. Blood was supplemented with 6-amino-caproic acid (a procoagulant), low-molecular-weight heparin (an anticoagulant), or vehicle. Relationships between hematoma volume and edema size and neurologic damage were assessed at different times...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454116/neuroprotection-by-ifn-%C3%AE-via-astrocyte-secreted-il-6-in-acute-neuroinflammation
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Lijie Sun, Yan Li, Xiuzhi Jia, Qi Wang, Yue Li, Minghui Hu, Linlu Tian, Jinfeng Yang, Wenjing Xing, Weihua Zhang, Jingtao Wang, Hongwei Xu, Lihua Wang, Dekai Zhang, Huan Ren
Inflammation eliminates pathogenic infections while also threatening the integrity of the central nervous system. In this study, using in vivo and in vitro models of acute neuroinflammation, we investigated the mechanisms by which inflammation and astrocytes affect neuronal apoptosis. The in vitro model mimicked acute neuroinflammation by incubation in IFN-γ-containing media with primary cultured cerebellar granule neurons, with or without cultured astrocytes. This quickly induced neuronal apoptosis characterized by cleaved caspase-3 expression, Hoechst 33342 staining, and intercellular Ca2+ influx, whereas the presence of astrocytes significantly protected neurons from these effects...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454097/upregulation-of-calprotectin-in-mild-ige-mediated-ovalbumin-hypersensitivity
#8
Qingling Zhu, Feng Li, Junli Wang, Jingqiu Ma, Xiaoyang Sheng
Calprotectin, also known as S100A8/A9, has been linked to gut inflammation caused by IgE-mediated food hypersensitivities, but the pathophysiologic abnormalities it causes remain to be determined. We created a mild food hypersensitivity model through oral gavage of ovalbumin in Norway brown rats without using immune adjuvant. Changes in the levels of calprotectin and inflammation-associated cytokines were then observed over time. We found that fecal calprotectin as well as jejunal and liver TLR4, TNF-α, NF-κB, IL-1β, and IL-6 were upregulated in hypersensitive rats...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454084/preliminary-biological-evaluation-of-18f-alf-nota-mal-cys-annexin-v-as-a-novel-apoptosis-imaging-agent
#9
Chunxiong Lu, Quanfu Jiang, Minjin Hu, Cheng Tan, Huixin Yu, Zichun Hua
A novel annexin V derivative (Cys-Annexin V) with a single cysteine residue at its C-terminal has been successfully labeled site-specifically with NOTA-maleimide aluminum [18F]fluoride complexation and evaluated it as a novel apoptosis agent in vitro and in vivo. The total synthesis time of 18F-AlF-NOTA-MAL-Cys-Annexin V from [18F]fluoride was about 65 min. The tracer was stable in vitro and it was excreted through renal in normal mice. The rate of the tracer bound to erythrocytes with exposed phosphatidylserine was 89...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454064/withaferin-a-a-steroidal-lactone-encapsulated-mannose-decorated-liposomes-ameliorates-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-intriguing-the-macrophage-repolarization-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritic-rats
#10
Farhath Sultana, Manoj Kumar Neog, MahaboobKhan Rasool
In order to develop a better therapeutic approach for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), withaferin-A; a steroidal lactone incorporated with mannosylated liposomes (ML-WA) was administered to adjuvant induced arthritic rats in intent to target the synovial macrophages. The confocal microscopy studies showed a successful internalization of ML-WA in the primarily isolated synovial macrophages. Consequently, targeting synovial macrophages via ML-WA reduced the oxidative stress (ROS and NO), and paw edema, however, a progressive gain in the body weight was observed in AIA rats...
April 23, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454041/long-term-intake-of-a-high-protein-diet-increases-liver-triacylglycerol-deposition-pathways-and-hepatic-signs-of-injury-in-rats
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Rubén Díaz-Rúa, Jaap Keijer, Andreu Palou, Evert M van Schothorst, Paula Oliver
Intake of high-protein (HP) diets has increased over the last years, mainly due to their popularity for body weight control. Liver is the main organ handling ingested macronutrients and it is associated with the beginning of different pathologies. We aimed to deepen our knowledge on molecular pathways affected by long-term intake of an HP diet. We performed a transcriptome analysis on liver of rats chronically fed with a casein-rich HP diet and analyzed molecular parameters related to liver injury. Chronic increase in the dietary protein/carbohydrate ratio up-regulated processes related with amino acid uptake/metabolism and lipid synthesis, promoting a molecular environment indicative of hepatic triacylglycerol (TG) deposition...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453954/local-delivery-of-chondroitinase-abc-with-or-without-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-functional-repair-in-the-injured-rat-spinal-cord
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Malgosia M Pakulska, Charles H Tator, Molly S Shoichet
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for which functional recovery remains elusive. Due to the complex nature of SCI pathology, a combination treatment strategy will likely be required for success. We hypothesized that tissue and functional repair would be achieved in a rat model of impact-compression SCI by combining degradation of the glial scar, using chondroitinase ABC (ChABC), with recruitment of endogenous neural precursor cells (NPCs), using stromal cell-derived factor 1α (SDF)...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453851/eradication-of-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-infections-using-synthetic-antimicrobial-peptides
#13
Marta Zapotoczna, Éanna Forde, Siobhan Hogan, Hilary Humphreys, James P O'Gara, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, Marc Devocelle, Eoghan O'Neill
Here, we demonstrate that antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are an effective antibiofilm treatment when applied as catheter lock solutions (CLSs) against S. aureus biofilm infections. The activity of synthetic AMPs (Bac8c, HB43, P18, Omiganan, WMR, Ranalexin, and Polyphemusin) was measured against early and mature biofilms produced by methicillin-resistant S. aureus and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus isolates from patients with device-related infections grown under in vivo-relevant biofilm conditions. The cytotoxic and hemolytic activities of the AMPs against human cells and their immunomodulatory potential in human blood were also characterized...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453574/social-defeat-stress-causes-depression-like-behavior-with-metabolite-changes-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-rats
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Yi-Yun Liu, Xin-Yu Zhou, Li-Ning Yang, Hai-Yang Wang, Yu-Qing Zhang, Jun-Cai Pu, Lan-Xiang Liu, Si-Wen Gui, Li Zeng, Jian-Jun Chen, Chan-Juan Zhou, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder is a serious mental disorder with high morbidity and mortality. The role of social stress in the development of depression remains unclear. Here, we used the social defeat stress paradigm to induce depression-like behavior in rats, then evaluated the behavior of the rats and measured metabolic changes in the prefrontal cortex using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Within the first week after the social defeat procedure, the sucrose preference test (SPT), open field test (OFT), elevated plus maze (EPM) and forced swim test (FST) were conducted to examine the depressive-like and anxiety-like behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453571/effect-of-shenmai-injection-on-preventing-the-development-of-nitroglycerin-induced-tolerance-in-rats
#15
Qian Zhou, Yan Sun, Wangxiao Tan, Xiao Liu, Yuchen Qian, Xianghui Ma, Ting Wang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Long-term nitroglycerin (NTG) therapy causes tolerance to its effects attributing to increased oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. Shenmai injection (SMI), which is clinically used to treat cardiovascular diseases, consists of two herbal medicines, Ginseng Rubra and Ophiopogonjaponicas, and is reported to have antioxidant effects. The present study was designed to investigate the potential preventive effects of Shenmai injection on development of nitroglycerin-induced tolerance. The present study involves both in vivo and in vitro experiments to investigate nitroglycerin-induced tolerance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453557/perivascular-radiofrequency-renal-denervation-lowers-blood-pressure-and-ameliorates-cardiorenal-fibrosis-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#16
Shujie Wei, Dan Li, Yan Zhang, Linan Su, Yunrong Zhang, Qiang Wang, Dachun Yang, De Li, Yongjian Yang, Shuangtao Ma
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) is a promising approach to treat hypertension, but innervation patterns limit the response to endovascular RDN and the post-procedural renal artery narrowing or stenosis questions the endovascular ablation strategy. This study was performed to investigate the anti-hypertensive and target organ protective effects of perivascular RDN in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS: SHR and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were divided into sham group (n = 10), radiofrequency ablation group (n = 20) in which rats received bilateral perivascular ablation with radiofrequency energy (2 watts), and chemical (10% phenol in 95% ethanol) ablation group (n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453556/characterization-of-interfragmentary-motion-associated-with-common-osteosynthesis-devices-for-rat-fracture-healing-studies
#17
Nicholaus Meyers, Matthias Sukopp, Rudolf Jäger, Malte Steiner, Romano Matthys, Bernd Lapatki, Anita Ignatius, Lutz Claes
Rat models are widely used in preclinical studies investigating fracture healing. The interfragmentary movement at a fracture site is critical to the course of healing and therefore demands definition in order to aptly interpret the experimental results. Estimation of this movement requires knowledge of the fixation stiffness and loading. The characteristic loading for the rat femur has been estimated, but the stiffness of fixation used in rat studies has yet to be fully described. This study aimed to determine the 6 degree of freedom stiffness of four commonly used implants, two external fixators (RatExFix and UlmExFix), a locking plate, and a locking intramedullary nail, in all degrees of freedom and estimate the interfragmentary movement under specific physiological loads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453542/phospholipid-profiling-of-plasma-from-gw-veterans-and-rodent-models-to-identify-potential-biomarkers-of-gulf-war-illness
#18
Tanja Emmerich, Zuchra Zakirova, Nancy Klimas, Kimberly Sullivan, Ashok K Shetty, James E Evans, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, Gary S Laco, Bharathi Hattiangady, Geetha A Shetty, Michael Mullan, Gogce Crynen, Laila Abdullah, Fiona Crawford
Gulf War Illness (GWI), which affects at least one fourth of the 700,000 veterans deployed to the Gulf War (GW), is characterized by persistent and heterogeneous symptoms, including pain, fatigue and cognitive problems. As a consequence, this illness remains difficult to diagnose. Rodent models have been shown to exhibit different symptomatic features of GWI following exposure to particular GW agents (e.g. pyridostigmine bromide, permethrin and DEET) and/or stress. Preclinical analyses have shown the activation of microglia and astroglia as a pathological hallmark in these mouse and rat models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453529/effect-of-mild-hypothermia-preconditioning-against-low-temperature-4%C3%A2-c-induced-rat-liver-cell-injury-in-vitro
#19
Jiasheng Qin, Yanxing Mai, Yang Li, Zesheng Jiang, Yi Gao
Bioartificial liver holds special position in the field of regenerative medicine, and cold environment at 4℃ is widely used for the short storage of both organ and liver cell for later application. However, the disadvantages of such cold storage could influence cell viability and lead to cell apoptosis in different degrees. In this study, we mainly explore the pre-protective effect of mild hypothermia against low temperature (4℃)-induced rat liver cell injury in vitro. Our results indicated that the precondition with mild hypothermia could increase cell viability, such as cell proliferation, LDH regulation and glycogen synthesis ability of liver cell...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453493/s-adenosylmethionine-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-neuroinflammation-induced-by-amyloid-%C3%AE-through-modulation-of-glutathione-metabolism
#20
Qian Li, Jing Cui, Chen Fang, Min Liu, Guowen Min, Liang Li
Oxidative stress and neuroinflammation are mainly involved in the pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid-β (Aβ), the main component of senile plaques, is a kind of strong inducer of oxidative stress. Glutathione is an endogenous antioxidant protecting cells from oxidative injury. S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) produced in the methionine cycle is the primary methyl donor and the precursor of glutathione. In this study, the Aβ intrahippocampal injection rat model and cultured SH-SY5Y cells were used to explore the neuroprotective effect of SAM...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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