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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721338/is-aortic-aneurysm-preventable
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Undurti N Das
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a chronic inflammatory condition, triggered by the local accumulation of macrophages, oxidative stress and damage to the aortic wall. Pro-inflammatory eicosanoids seem to play a significant role in AAA. The pro-inflammatory events seen in AAA could be due to a deficiency of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids such as lipoxin A4 (LXA4), resolvins, protectins and maresins as a result of reduced tissue concentrations of their precursors: arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719356/co-incubation-of-pmn-and-caco-2-cells-modulates-inflammatory-potential
#2
M B Schaefer, C A Schaefer, M Hecker, R E Morty, M Witzenrath, W Seeger, K Mayer
Polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMN) are activated in inflammatory reactions. Intestinal epithelial cells are relevant for maintaining the intestinal barrier. We examined interactions of PMN and intestinal epithelial cell-like CaCo-2 cells to elucidate their regulation of inflammatory signalling and the impact of cyclooxygenase (COX), nitric oxide (NO) and platelet-activating factor (PAF). Human PMN and CaCo-2 cells, separately and in co-incubation, were stimulated with the calcium ionophore A23187 or with N-Formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanin (fMLP) that activates PMN only...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718684/role-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-in-regulation-of-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-pi3-k-akt-oncogenic-pathway-in-colon-cancer
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Shelly Jain, Preety Ghanghas, Chandan Rana, S N Sanyal
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are emerging as novel chemopreventive agents because of their ability in blocking cellular proliferation, and thereby tumor development, and also by promoting apoptosis. GSK-3β, a serine threonine kinase and a negative regulator of the oncogenic Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, plays a critical role in the regulation of oncogenesis. Celecoxib and etoricoxib, the two cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective NSAIDs, and Diclofenac, a preferential COX-2 inhibitory NSAID, had shown uniformly the chemopreventive and anti-neoplastic effects in the early stage of colon cancer by promoting apoptosis as well as an over-expression of GSK-3β while down-regulating the PI3-K/Akt oncogenic pathway...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718447/prostaglandin-e2-signaling-alternative-target-for-glioblastoma
#4
Jianxiong Jiang, Jiange Qiu, Qianqian Li, Zhi Shi
Elevated cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and the associated inflammation within the brain contribute to glioblastoma development. However, medical use of COX inhibitors in glioblastoma treatment has been limited due to their well-documented vascular toxicity and inconsistent outcomes from recent human studies. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has emerged as a principal mediator for COX-2 cascade-driven gliomagenesis. Are PGE2 terminal synthases and receptors feasible therapeutic targets for glioblastoma?
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716085/the-protective-effect-of-fermented-curcuma-longa-l-on-memory-dysfunction-in-oxidative-stress-induced-c6-gliomal-cells-proinflammatory-activated-bv2-microglial-cells-and-scopolamine-induced-amnesia-model-in-mice
#5
Cheong-Su Eun, Jong-Soon Lim, Jihye Lee, Sam-Pin Lee, Seun-Ah Yang
BACKGROUND: Curcuma longa L. is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used for its anti-cancer, neuroprotective, and hepatoprotective effects. However, the neuroprotective effect of fermented C. longa (FCL) has not been reported. Therefore, in this study, the effectiveness of FCL for the regulation of memory dysfunction was investigated in two brain cell lines (rat glioma C6 and murine microglia BV2) and scopolamine-treated mice. METHODS: C. longa powder was fermented by 5% Lactobacillus plantarum K154 containing 2% (w/v) yeast extract at 30 °C for 72 h followed by sterilization at 121 °C for 15 min...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714918/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-vitisinol-a-and-four-other-oligostilbenes-from-ampelopsis-brevipedunculata-var-hancei
#6
Chi-I Chang, Wei-Chu Chien, Kai-Xin Huang, Jue-Liang Hsu
In this study, the cytotoxicities and anti-inflammatory activities of five resveratrol derivatives-vitisinol A, (+)-ε-viniferin, (+)-vitisin A, (-)-vitisin B, and (+)-hopeaphenol-isolated from Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. hancei were evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 cells, respectively. The result from MTT assay analysis indicated that vitisinol A has lower cytotoxicity than the other four well-known oligostilbenes...
July 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713991/pien-tze-huang-gan-bao-attenuates-carbon-tetrachloride%C3%A2-induced-hepatocyte-apoptosis-in-rats-associated-with-suppression-of-p53-activation-and-oxidative-stress
#7
Jinyan Zhao, Yuchen Zhang, Yun Wan, Haixia Hu, Zhenfeng Hong
Pien Tze Huang Gan Bao (PZH‑GB), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for thousands of years as a protective remedy effective against liver injury induced by excessive alcohol and smoking. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effects and potential mechanisms of PZH‑GB against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)‑induced hepatic injury. Rats were pre‑treated with silymarin (50 mg/kg) or different doses of PZH‑GB (150, 300 or 600 mg/kg) orally administered for 7 days. At the end of treatment, the rats were intraperitoneally injected with CCl4, or control rats received a corn oil injection...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713945/mir%C3%A2-433-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-growth-in-high%C3%A2-glucose-conditions
#8
Min Wang
Pancreatic β cell dysfunction is a key characteristic in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus (DM). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified to serve a role in DM pathogenesis, but how specific miRNAs regulate glucose‑stimulated β cell functions remain unclear. The present study aimed to explore the effects of miR‑433 on cell growth under high‑glucose culture conditions and to determine the possible mechanisms involved. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) analysis was performed to detect the expression levels of miRNAs in Min‑6 pancreatic β cells cultured in high‑glucose medium, which revealed that miR‑433 was significantly downregulated...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713783/streptococcus-pyogenes-phospholipase-a2-induces-the-expression-of-adhesion-molecules-on-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-and-aorta-of-mice
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Masataka Oda, Hisanori Domon, Mie Kurosawa, Toshihito Isono, Tomoki Maekawa, Masaya Yamaguchi, Shigetada Kawabata, Yutaka Terao
The Streptococcus pyogenes phospholipase A2 (SlaA) gene is highly conserved in the M3 serotype of group A S. pyogenes, which often involves hypervirulent clones. However, the role of SlaA in S. pyogenes pathogenesis is unclear. Herein, we report that SlaA induces the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM1) via the arachidonic acid signaling cascade. Notably, recombinant SlaA induced ICAM1 and VCAM1 expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), resulting in enhanced adhesion of human monocytic leukemia (THP-1) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712920/amelioration-of-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-by-targeted-cyclooxygenase-1-sirna-delivery-to-liver-sinusoidal-endothelium-with-polyethylenimine-grafted-hyaluronic-acid
#10
Liteng Lin, Mingyue Cai, Shaohui Deng, Wensou Huang, Jingjun Huang, Xinghua Huang, Mingsheng Huang, Yong Wang, Xintao Shuai, Kangshun Zhu
Portal hypertension (PH), a leading cause of mortality in cirrhosis, lacks effective clinical therapeutic strategies. The increased thromboxane A2 (TXA2), derived primarily from the upregulation of cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) in cirrhotic liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), is responsible for hepatic endothelial dysfunction and PH. Thus, blocking the COX-1 pathway in cirrhotic LSECs may benefit the treatment of PH. In this study, hyaluronate-graft-polyethylenimine (HA-PEI) was synthesized for the targeted delivery of COX-1 siRNA to LSECs...
July 13, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710965/structural-basis-for-selective-inhibition-of-cyclooxygenase-1-cox-1-by-diarylisoxazoles-mofezolac-and-3-5-chlorofuran-2-yl-5-methyl-4-phenylisoxazole-p6
#11
Gino Cingolani, Andrea Panella, Maria Grazia Perrone, Paola Vitale, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Cosimo G Fortuna, Roger S Armen, Savina Ferorelli, William L Smith, Antonio Scilimati
The diarylisoxazole molecular scaffold is found in several NSAIDs, especially those with high selectivity for COX-1. Here, we have determined the structural basis for COX-1 binding to two diarylisoxazoles: mofezolac, which is polar and ionizable, and 3-(5-chlorofuran-2-yl)-5-methyl-4-phenylisoxazole (P6) that has very low polarity. X-ray analysis of the crystal structures of COX-1 bound to mofezolac and 3-(5-chlorofuran-2-yl)-5-methyl-4-phenylisoxazole allowed the identification of specific binding determinants within the enzyme active site, relevant to generate structure/activity relationships for diarylisoxazole NSAIDs...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710775/cyclooxygenase-inhibition-pain-inflammation-and-the-cardiovascular-system
#12
Tilo Grosser, Katherine N Theken, Garret A FitzGerald
Inhibitors of the cyclooxygenases (COXs), the non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), relieve inflammatory pain, but are associated with gastrointestinal and cardiovascular complications. Given the widespread use of NSAIDs there has been a longstanding interest in optimizing their risk-benefit ratio for example by reducing the gastrointestinal risk. More recently, the focus has shifted toward the cardiovascular complications of NSAIDs and very large prospective studies have been performed to compare cardiovascular risk across distinct NSAIDs...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710683/highly-selective-cb2-receptor-agonist-a836339-has-gastroprotective-effect-on-experimentally-induced-gastric-ulcers-in-mice
#13
M Salaga, H Zatorski, M Zielińska, P Mosinska, J-P Timmermans, R Kordek, M Storr, J Fichna
Cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptors are distributed in central and peripheral tissues, including immunocytes and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, suggesting that CB2 receptor agonists represent potential therapeutics in GI inflammatory states. In this study, we investigated the effect of highly selective CB2 agonist, A836339, on the development of gastric lesions. We used two models of gastric ulcer (GU) induced by ethanol (EtOH) and diclofenac. To confirm the involvement of CB2 receptors, a selective CB2 antagonist, AM630 was used...
July 14, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710231/tuberin-regulates-prostaglandin-receptor-mediated-viability-via-rheb-in-mtorc1-hyperactive-cells
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Chenggang Li, Xiaolei Liu, Yang Liu, Erik Zhang, Kantha Medepalli, Kohei Masuda, Na Li, Elizabeth J Kopras, David J Kwiatkowski, Michael T Borchers, Kathryn A Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Andrew Osterburg, Maxwell Mays, Yang Sun, David R Plas, Julia L Sun, David N Franz, Jamie K Capal, Anya Alayev, Marina K Holz, Darcy A Krueger, Brian J Siroky, Jane J Yu
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a tumor suppressor syndrome affecting multiple organs, including the brain, skin, kidneys, heart, and lungs. TSC is associated with mutations in TSC1 or TSC2 resulting in hyperactivation of mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). Clinical trials demonstrate that mTORC1 inhibitors decrease tumor volume and stabilize lung function in TSC patients; however, mTOR inhibitors are cytostatic not cytocidal, and long-term benefits and toxicities are uncertain. Previously, we identified rapamycin-insensitive upregulation of cyclooxygenase 2 (PTGS2/COX2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in TSC2-deficient cells and postulate that the action of excess PGE2 and its cognate receptors (EPs) contribute to cell survival...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709637/tubulointerstitial-fibrosis-can-sensitize-the-kidney-to-subsequent-glomerular-injury
#15
Beom Jin Lim, Jae Won Yang, Jun Zou, Jianyong Zhong, Taiji Matsusaka, Ira Pastan, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Raymond C Harris, Hai-Chun Yang, Agnes B Fogo
Chronic glomerular injury is associated with eventual development of tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Here we aimed to assess whether, and how, mild chronic tubulointerstitial injury affects glomeruli. For this, we generated mice expressing different toxin receptors, one on their proximal tubular epithelial cells (diphtheria toxin receptor [DTR]) and the other only on podocytes (human CD25 [IL-2R] driven by the nephrin promoter [Nep25]), allowing serial induction of tubule-specific and glomerular (podocyte)-specific injury, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708587/sodium-fluoride-induces-renal-inflammatory-responses-by-activating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-reducing-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-in-mice
#16
Qin Luo, Hengmin Cui, Huidan Deng, Ping Kuang, Huan Liu, Yujiao Lu, Jing Fang, Zhicai Zuo, Junliang Deng, Yinglun Li, Xun Wang, Ling Zhao
Fluoride is widely distributed in the environment and often results in adverse health effects on animals and human beings. It has been proved that fluoride can induce inflammatory responses in vitro. However, very limited reports are focused on fluoride-induced inflammatory responses in vivo. In this study, mice were used to investigate sodium fluoride (NaF) induced renal inflammatory responses and the potential mechanism by using the methods of pathology, biochemistry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and western blot...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708506/expression-and-localization-of-cyclooxygenases-in-the-oviduct-of-laying-hens-during-the-ovulatory-cycle
#17
M Elhamouly, N Isobe, Y Yoshimura
Prostaglandins (PGs) play important roles in regulation of the functions of the hen oviduct. However, little is known about the expression and localization of the rate-limiting cyclooxygenases (COX-1 and COX-2) in the oviduct. The aim of this study was to determine the COXs expression and localization in the different segments of the oviduct and to investigate changes in their expression levels during the ovulatory cycle of laying hens. White Leghorn laying hens were killed at 0, 4, 7, 16 and 24 h after oviposition, and samples from the infundibulum, magnum, isthmus, uterus, and vagina were collected...
June 13, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708434/epithelial-cells-induce-a-cyclooxygenase-1-dependent-endogenous-reduction-in-airway-smooth-muscle-contractile-phenotype
#18
Michael J O'Sullivan, Elizabeth Gabriel, Alice Panariti, Chan Y Park, Gijs Ijpma, Jeffrey J Fredberg, Anne-Marie Lauzon, James G Martin
Airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells are phenotypically regulated to exist in either a proliferative or a contractile state. However the influence of other airway structural cell types on ASM cell phenotype is largely unknown. Although epithelial cells are known to drive ASM proliferation, their effects on the contractile phenotype are uncertain. In the current study we tested the hypothesis that epithelial cells reduce the contractile phenotype of ASM cells. To do so, we measured force production by traction microscopy, gene and protein expression as well as calcium release by Fura-2 ratiometric imaging...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706452/elucidation-of-the-profound-antagonism-of-contractile-action-of-phenylephrine-in-rat-aorta-effected-by-an-atypical-sympathomimetic-decongestant
#19
Eldina Rizvić, Goran Janković, Miroslav M Savić
Vasoconstrictive properties of sympathomimetic drugs are the basis of their widespread use as decongestants and possible source of adverse responses. Insufficiently substantiated practice of combining decongestants in some marketed preparations, such are those containing phenylephrine and lerimazoline, may affect the overall contractile activity, and thus their therapeutic utility. This study aimed to examine the interaction between lerimazoline and phenylephrine in isolated rat aortic rings, and also to assess the substrate of the obtained lerimazoline-induced attenuation of phenylephrine contraction...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704403/genetic-variants-of-ptgs2-txa2r-and-txas1-are-associated-with-carotid-plaque-vulnerability-platelet-activation-and-txa2-levels-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
#20
Xingyang Yi, Jing Lin, Hua Luo, Chun Wang, Yingying Liu
Eicosanoids may play a role in ischemic stroke. However, the associations of variants in cyclooxygenase (COX) pathway genes and interaction among these variants with carotid plaque vulnerability are not fully understood. In present study, twelve variants in COX pathway genes were examined using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry method in 396 patients with ischemic stroke and 291 controls. Platelet aggregation, platelet-leukocyte aggregates, and urine 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 (11-dTxB2) were also measured...
2017: PloS One
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