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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028073/polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-alleviates-high-glucose-induced-h9c2-cell-damage-through-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Z-M Wang, C-Y Zhong, G-J Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to study the protective effect of polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on high glucose-induced oxidative damage of H9C2 cells and to investigate the relationship between this effect and phosphatidyl inositol 3 kinase-serine/threonine kinase (P13K/Akt) signal transduction pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H9C2 cells were used as objects of study, 350 mM glucose serum-free medium was used as the high glucose molding condition, and LY294002 (10 μM) was used as the PI3K/Akt inhibitor...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936738/vascular-calcification-regulation-by-exosomes-in-the-vascular-wall
#2
Marcel Liberman, Luciana Cavalheiro Marti
Vascular calcification is a tightly regulated process that increases during ageing and occurs mainly in patients with diabetes and chronic renal failure. Exosomes are small membrane vesicles that are synthesized in a particular population of endosomes, also called multivesicular bodies, by inside budding into the lumen of the compartment. After fusion of exosome with the plasma membrane, these internal vesicles are secreted. Exosomes have a defined set of membrane and cytosolic proteins. The physiological function of exosomes is still a matter of debate...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821470/design-of-the-drepagreffe-trial-a-prospective-controlled-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-benefit-of-genoidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-over-chronic-transfusion-in-sickle-cell-anemia-children-detected-to-be-at-risk-of-stroke-by-transcranial
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Sylvie Chevret, Suzanne Verlhac, Elisabeth Ducros-Miralles, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Regis Peffault de Latour, Mariane de Montalembert, Malika Benkerrou, Corinne Pondarré, Isabelle Thuret, Corinne Guitton, Emmanuelle Lesprit, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Gisèle Elana, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Patrick Lutz, Bénédicte Neven, Claire Galambrun, Catherine Paillard, Camille Runel, Charlotte Jubert, Cécile Arnaud, Annie Kamdem, Valentine Brousse, Florence Missud, Marie Petras, Lydia Doumdo-Divialle, Claire Berger, Françoise Fréard, Olivier Taieb, Elise Drain, Monique Elmaleh, Manuela Vasile, Yacine Khelif, Myriam Bernaudin, Philippe Chadebech, France Pirenne, Gérard Socié, Françoise Bernaudin
BACKGROUND: Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have an 11% risk of stroke by the age of 18. Chronic transfusion applied in patients detected to be at risk by transcranial Doppler allows a significant reduction of stroke risk. However, chronic transfusion exposes to several adverse events, including alloimmunization and iron overload, and is not curative. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation allows termination of the transfusion program, but its benefit has not been demonstrated...
November 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802974/characteristics-of-thrombin-generation-in-a-fulminant-porcine-sepsis-model
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Judit Tóth, Ildikó Beke Debreceni, Ádám Deák, Katalin Pető, Mariann Berhés, Endre Hajdú, Judit Szabó, Norbert Németh, Béla Fülesdi, János Kappelmayer
INTRODUCTION: The activation of blood coagulation has been demonstrated in most cases of sepsis, however previous studies in humans could not detect hypercoagulability with global hemostasis assays. In a fulminant porcine sepsis model we analysed coagulation screening tests and thrombin generation to evaluate hemostatic alterations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Live Escherichia coli bacteria were inoculated to female pigs and prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, thrombin time and fibrinogen were measured by coagulometry...
August 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739368/andrographolide-induces-oxidative-stress-dependent-cell-death-in-unicellular-protozoan-parasite-trypanosoma-brucei
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Malabika Banerjee, Debaprasad Parai, Pranab Dhar, Manab Roy, Rajib Barik, Subrata Chattopadhyay, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
African sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease in humans and livestock caused by Trypanosoma brucei throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Absence of appropriate vaccines and prevalence of drug resistance proclaim that a new way of therapeutic interventions is essential against African trypanosomiasis. In the present study, we have looked into the effect of andrographolide (andro), a diterpenoid lactone from Andrographis paiculata on Trypanosoma brucei PRA 380. Although andro has been recognized as a promosing anti-cancer drug, its usefulness against Trypanosoma spp remained unexplored...
December 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730954/evaluation-of-in-vitro-anti-psoriatic-activity-of-a-novel-polyherbal-formulation-by-multiparametric-analysis
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Nadav Shraibom, Alka Madaan, Vidushi Joshi, Ritu Verma, Anika Chaudhary, Gautam Mishra, Anshumali Awasthi, Anu Taneja Singh, Manu Jaggi
The beneficial role of traditional herbal medicines in the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders has been widely reported. Psoriasis is characterized by uncontrolled hyper-proliferation of keratinocytes, disturbed apoptosis, over-secretion of inflammatory cytokines and angiogenic factors. We have developed a novel aqueous polyherbal formulation (SIRB-001) consisting of 3 herbs; Rheum palmatum L., Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch and Lonicera Japonica in the ratio 1:1:3. SIRB-001 has demonstrated efficacious effects in psoriasis patients...
July 20, 2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730515/selective-induction-of-dna-damage-g2-abrogation-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis-by-leaf-extract-of-traditional-medicinal-plant-wrightia-arborea-in-k562-cells
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T Lakshmipriya, T Soumya, P R Jayasree, P R Manish Kumar
Plants have proved to be an important source of anti-cancer drugs. Wrightia arborea, an Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plant, is used traditionally to treat a variety of ailments. This study evaluates the antiproliferative/apoptotic potential of Wrightia arborea leaf extracts, prepared in different organic solvents, on cancer cell lines. MTT assay, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, DNA laddering, alkaline comet assay, and western blotting were some of the techniques used for evaluation. Combinations of camptothecin, either with CHK1 inhibitor-PD407824 or with W...
July 20, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713924/a-systematic-study-of-girdin-on-cell-proliferation-migration-and-angiogenesis-in-different-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Hongbin Wang, Jiajun Zhang, Ming Zhang, Li Wei, Hong Chen, Zhigao Li
Breast cancer has one of the highest incidences in females worldwide. Girdin is a novel actin‑binding protein, that induces cell migration and angiogenesis. However, a systematic study of Girdin function in distinct subtypes of breast cancer has not been reported to date. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the role of Girdin on cell proliferation, migration and angiogenesis in different subtypes of breast cancer. For this purpose, the breast epithelial MCF‑7, breast ductal T47D and breast metastatic MDA‑MB‑231 cancer cell lines were selected...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542284/haemocytes-collected-from-experimentally-infected-pacific-oysters-crassostrea-gigas-detection-of-ostreid-herpesvirus-1-dna-rna-and-proteins-in-relation-with-inhibition-of-apoptosis
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Claire Martenot, Ophélie Gervais, Bruno Chollet, Maryline Houssin, Tristan Renault
Recent transcriptomic approaches focused on anti-viral immunity in molluscs lead to the assumption that the innate immune system, such as apoptosis, plays a crucial role against ostreid herpesvirus type 1 (OsHV-1), infecting Pacific cupped oyster, Crassostrea gigas. Apoptosis constitutes a major mechanism of anti-viral response by limiting viral spread and eliminating infected cells. In this way, an OsHV-1 challenge was performed and oysters were monitored at three times post injection to investigate viral infection and host response: 2h (early after viral injection in the adductor muscle), 24h (intermediate time), and 48h (just before first oyster mortality record)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490634/inflammatory-cytokines-down-regulate-the-barrier-protective-prostasin-matriptase-proteolytic-cascade-early-in-experimental-colitis
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Marguerite S Buzza, Tierra A Johnson, Gregory D Conway, Erik W Martin, Subhradip Mukhopadhyay, Terez Shea-Donohue, Toni M Antalis
Compromised gastrointestinal barrier function is strongly associated with the progressive and destructive pathologies of the two main forms of irritable bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and Crohn's disease (CD). Matriptase is a membrane-anchored serine protease encoded by suppression of tumorigenicity-14 (ST14) gene, which is critical for epithelial barrier development and homeostasis. Matriptase barrier-protective activity is linked with the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored serine protease prostasin, which is a co-factor for matriptase zymogen activation...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472616/stereochemistry-and-concentration-dependent-effects-of-phosphatidylserine-enrichment-on-platelet-function
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Audrey F Meyer, Sarah M Gruba, Donghyuk Kim, Ben M Meyer, Secil Koseoglu, Joseph J Dalluge, Christy L Haynes
Platelets are small (1-2μm in diameter), circulating anuclear cell fragments with important roles in hemostasis and thrombosis that provide an excellent platform for studying the role of membrane components in cellular communication. Platelets use several forms of communication including exocytosis of three distinct granule populations, formation of bioactive lipid mediators, and shape change (allowing for adhesion). This work explores the role of stereochemistry and concentration of exogenous phosphatidylserine (PS) on platelet exocytosis and adhesion...
August 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448535/alpha-1-antitrypsin-supplementation-improves-alveolar-macrophages-efferocytosis-and-phagocytosis-following-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Karina A Serban, Daniela N Petrusca, Andrew Mikosz, Christophe Poirier, Angelia D Lockett, Lauren Saint, Matthew J Justice, Homer L Twigg, Michael A Campos, Irina Petrache
Cigarette smoking (CS), the main risk factor for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in developed countries, decreases alveolar macrophages (AM) clearance of both apoptotic cells and bacterial pathogens. This global deficit of AM engulfment may explain why active smokers have worse outcomes of COPD exacerbations, episodes characterized by airway infection and inflammation that carry high morbidity and healthcare cost. When administered as intravenous supplementation, the acute phase-reactant alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) reduces the severity of COPD exacerbations in A1AT deficient (AATD) individuals and of bacterial pneumonia in murine models, but the effect of A1AT on AM scavenging functions has not been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322991/thyroid-hormone-induce-a-p53-dependent-dna-damage-through-pi3k-akt-activation-in-sperm
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Hong Xian, Fang Wang, Wending Teng, Dong Yang, Ming Zhang
Accumulating evidences showed that thyroid hormone was participated in the functioning of the reproductive system, and an elevated level of thyroid hormones had a negative impact on reproductive system. However, the molecular basis for this observation still remains to be fully understood. Here, we show that l-Thyroxine significantly impaired human sperm motility. The molecular basis showed that thyroxine receptor stimulation triggers Phosphatidyl Inositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling activation leading to the E3 ligase MDM2 phosphorylation at serine 166, which directly interacted with p53 for degradation...
June 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306533/ros-mediated-induction-of-apoptosis-by-benzoquinone-embelin-in-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-cells-ht-29
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Kodandaram Sumalatha, Mohan Gowda, Sreepriya Meenakshisundaram
Background Embelin is a benzoquinone reported to possess anticancer activity in several in vivo and in vitro models of carcinogenesis, especially hematopoietic and prostate malignancy. A detailed investigation on the influence of embelin on epithelial malignancy model system, especially colon adenocarcinoma, is lacking. The objective of the current study is to investigate the antiproliferative, antiinvasive and proapoptotic potential of embelin on colon adenocarcinoma cell line HT-29. Methods The effect of embelin (35 µg/mL for 24 h) on cell proliferation was assessed by Sulforhodamine B assay and bromodeoxyuridine incorporation test, antiinvasive effect by Boyden chamber assay and scratch assay...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286882/a-study-to-investigate-the-role-of-gulp-ced-6-gene-in-eat-me-signaling-in-cellular-efferocytosis-and-immunosurveillance
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H Banerjee, B Bazemore, A Barfield, D Crummity, C Krauss, G Payne, J Rousch, V Manglik
In this report, investigations were done to study human GULP/ CED 6 genes role in presenting cancer cells to scavenger cells. CED 6 SiRNA was used to knock out the gene in Astrocytoma (HTB-12) cell lines to study its effects on expression of various "eat me" signals on these cells including Phosphatidyl serine (PtdSer) expression, nitric oxide (NO) signaling and Leukotrine B4 (LTB4) expression and Caspase 3 activation. Investigations were done by fluorescence microscopy techniques, ELISA assay and colorimetric assays using a standard microplate reader and spectrophotometer...
December 2016: Immunological Disorders & Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286004/computational-modeling-reveals-that-signaling-lipids-modulate-the-orientation-of-k-ras4a-at-the-membrane-reflecting-protein-topology
#16
Zhen-Lu Li, Matthias Buck
The structural, dynamical, and functional characterization of the small GTPase K-Ras has become a research area of intense focus due to its high occurrence in human cancers. Ras proteins are only fully functional when they interact with the plasma membrane. Here we present all-atom molecular dynamics simulations (totaling 5.8 μs) to investigate the K-Ras4A protein at membranes that contain anionic lipids (phosphatidyl serine or phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate). We find that similarly to the homologous and highly studied K-Ras4B, K-Ras4A prefers a few distinct orientations at the membrane...
April 4, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273904/methionine-aminopeptidase-2-is-a-key-regulator-of-apoptotic-like-cell-death-in-leishmania-donovani
#17
Ritesh Kumar, Kartikeya Tiwari, Vikash Kumar Dubey
We investigate the role of methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MAP2) in miltefosine induced programmed cell death (PCD) in promastigote form of L. donovani. We report that TNP-470, an inhibitor of MAP2, inhibits programmed cell death in miltefosine treated promastigotes. It inhibits the biochemical features of metazoan apoptosis, including caspase3/7 protease like activity, oligonucleosomal DNA fragmentation, collapse of mitochondrial transmembrane potential, and increase in cytosolic pool of calcium ions but did not prevent the cell death and phosphatidyl serine externalization...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123531/goniothalamin-induces-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-associated-with-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-activation-of-jnk-in-hela-cells
#18
Thanet Sophonnithiprasert, Wilawan Mahabusarakam, Yukio Nakamura, Ramida Watanapokasin
Goniothalamin, a natural occurring styryl-lactone isolated from Goniothalamus macrophyllus (Blume) Hook. f. & Thomson var. macrophyllus, can trigger cancer cell death in various types of cancer cell. The present study focused on elucidation of the mitochondria-mediated apoptosis associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced activation of c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) by goniothalamin in HeLa cervical cancer cells. Cell viability was determined using an MTT assay, and DNA condensation and loss of mitochondrial membrane potential were determined using Hoechst 33342 and JC-1 staining, respectively...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896225/the-urokinase-urokinase-receptor-system-in-mast-cells-effects-of-its-functional-interaction-with-fmlf-receptors
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Francesca Wanda Rossi, Nella Prevete, Felice Rivellese, Filomena Napolitano, Nunzia Montuori, Loredana Postiglione, Carmine Selleri, Amato de Paulis
Mast cell and basophils express the high affinity receptor for IgE (FcɛRI) and are primary effector cells of allergic disorders. The urokinase (uPA)-mediated plasminogen activation system is involved in physiological and pathological events based on cell migration and tissue remodelling, such as inflammation, wound healing, angiogenesis and metastasis. uPA is a serine protease that binds uPAR, a high affinity glycosyl-phosphatidyl-inositol (GPI)-anchored receptor. uPAR focuses uPA activity at the cell surface and activates intracellular signaling through lateral interactions with integrins, receptor tyrosine kinases and the G-protein-coupled family of fMLF chemotaxis receptors (FPRs)...
November 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869259/the-effect-of-top-layer-chemistry-on-the-formation-of-supported-lipid-bilayers-on-polyelectrolyte-multilayers-primary-versus-quaternary-amines
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E Diamanti, P Andreozzi, R Anguiano, L Yate, D Gregurec, N Politakos, R F Ziolo, E Donath, S E Moya
The influence of the surface chemistry of polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) on the formation of lipid bilayers is studied here for PEMs with either polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAH) or polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDADMAC) as a polycation as a top layer, and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) as a polyanion. Small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs) composed of phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine at a 50 : 50 molar ratio are deposited on top of the PEM films. The assembly of the SUVs into bilayers is studied via a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP)...
November 30, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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