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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332605/janus-faced-acrolein-prevents-allergy-but-accelerates-tumor-growth-by-promoting-immunoregulatory-foxp3-cells-mouse-model-for-passive-respiratory-exposure
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Franziska Roth-Walter, Cornelia Bergmayr, Sarah Meitz, Stefan Buchleitner, Caroline Stremnitzer, Judit Fazekas, Anna Moskovskich, Mario A Müller, Georg A Roth, Krisztina Manzano-Szalai, Zdenek Dvorak, Alina Neunkirchner, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Acrolein, a highly reactive unsaturated aldehyde, is generated in large amounts during smoking and is best known for its genotoxic capacity. Here, we aimed to assess whether acrolein at concentrations relevant for smokers may also exert immunomodulatory effects that could be relevant in allergy or cancer. In a BALB/c allergy model repeated nasal exposure to acrolein abrogated allergen-specific antibody and cytokine formation, and led to a relative accumulation of regulatory T cells in the lungs. Only the acrolein-treated mice were protected from bronchial hyperreactivity as well as from anaphylactic reactions upon challenge with the specific allergen...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332288/tetrandrine-an-agonist-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-reciprocally-modulates-the-activities-of-stat3-and-stat5-to-suppress-th17-cell-differentiation
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Xusheng Yuan, Yannong Dou, Xin Wu, Zhifeng Wei, Yue Dai
Tetrandrine, a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid constituent of the root of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore, was previously shown to suppress the differentiation of T helper 17 (Th17) cells and consequently ameliorate the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in mice by activating the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), but its underlying mechanism is incompletely understood. Here, we investigated how tetrandrine suppressed Th17 cell differentiation through the AhR pathway. The naïve CD4(+) T cells were stimulated with anti-CD3/CD28 for 72 hrs in the presence or absence of tetrandrine under the Th17-polarizing condition...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325761/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-governs-epithelial-cell-invasion-during-oropharyngeal-candidiasis
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Norma V Solis, Marc Swidergall, Vincent M Bruno, Sarah L Gaffen, Scott G Filler
Oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), caused predominantly by Candida albicans, is a prevalent infection in patients with advanced AIDS, defects in Th17 immunity, and head and neck cancer. A characteristic feature of OPC is fungal invasion of the oral epithelial cells. One mechanism by which C. albicans hyphae can invade oral epithelial cells is by expressing the Als3 and Ssa1 invasins that interact with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on epithelial cells and stimulate endocytosis of the organism. However, the signaling pathways that function downstream of EGFR and mediate C...
March 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320933/activin-a-co-opts-irf4-and-ahr-signaling-to-induce-human-regulatory-t-cells-that-restrain-asthmatic-responses
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Sofia Tousa, Maria Semitekolou, Ioannis Morianos, Aggelos Banos, Aikaterini I Trochoutsou, Tess M Brodie, Nikolaos Poulos, Konstantinos Samitas, Maria Kapasa, Dimitris Konstantopoulos, Giannis Paraskevopoulos, Mina Gaga, Catherine M Hawrylowicz, Federica Sallusto, Georgina Xanthou
Type 1 regulatory T (Tr1) cells play a pivotal role in restraining human T-cell responses toward environmental allergens and protecting against allergic diseases. Still, the precise molecular cues that underlie their transcriptional and functional specification remain elusive. Here, we show that the cytokine activin-A instructs the generation of CD4(+) T cells that express the Tr1-cell-associated molecules IL-10, inducible T-Cell costimulator (ICOS), lymphocyte activation gene 3 protein (LAG-3), and CD49b, and exert strongly suppressive functions toward allergic responses induced by naive and in vivo-primed human T helper 2 cells...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318896/role-of-ahr-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-glioblastoma-metabolism
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REVIEW
Galina Gabriely, Michael A Wheeler, Maisa C Takenaka, Francisco J Quintana
Glioblastoma (GBM) progression is associated with metabolic remodeling in both glioma and immune cells, resulting in the use of aerobic glycolysis as the main source of energy and biosynthetic molecules. The transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α drives this metabolic reorganization. Oxygen levels, as well as other factors, control the activity of HIF-1α. In addition, the ligand-activated transcription factor aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) modulates tumor-specific immunity and can also participate in metabolic remodeling...
March 16, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314140/an-investigation-of-the-immunotoxicity-of-oil-sands-processed-water-and-leachates-in-trout-leukocytes
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F Gagné, A Bruneau, P Turcotte, C Gagnon, E Lacaze
Increased oil sands (OS) mining activity has raised concerns about impacts on aquatic organisms. This study sought to examine the effects of single representative compounds from OS (benzo(a)pyrene, naphthalene), a mixture of naphthenic acids (NAs), OS-processed water (OSPW) and OS leachate (OSL) extracts on rainbow trout leukocytes. Primary cultures of trout leukocytes were exposed to increasing concentrations of benzo(a)pyrene, naphthalene, NAs, OSPW and OSL for 48h at 18°C. Immunocompetence was followed by measuring changes in lymphocyte and macrophage viability and phagocytosis...
March 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300668/protective-effects-of-coffee-against-oxidative-stress-induced-by-the-tobacco-carcinogen-benzo-%C3%AE-pyrene
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Sandra Kalthoff, Steffen Landerer, Julia Reich, Christian P Strassburg
AIMS: Coffee consumption has been epidemiologically associated with a lower risk for liver cirrhosis and cancer. UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT1A) catalyze the detoxification of reactive metabolites thereby acting as indirect antioxidants. Aim of the study was to examine UGT1A regulation in response to Benzo[α]pyrene (BaP) to elucidate the potentially protective effects of coffee on BaP-induced oxidative stress and toxicity. RESULTS: In cell culture (HepG2, KYSE70 cells) and in htgUGT1A-WT mice, UGT1A transcription was activated by BaP, while it was reduced or absent htgUGT1A-SNP (containing 10 commonly occurring UGT1A-SNPs) mice...
March 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291036/potential-mechanisms-of-hematological-adverse-drug-reactions-in-patients-receiving-clozapine-in-combination-with-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Michał Wiciński, Mateusz M Węclewicz, Mateusz Miętkiewicz, Bartosz Malinowski, Elżbieta Grześk, Joanna Klonowska
Clozapine is a second-generation antipsychotic which has proven efficacy in treating the symptoms of schizophrenia. Although clozapine therapy is associated with a number of adverse drug reactions, it is frequently used. One of the most common adverse drug reactions is gastroesophageal reflux disease which is an indication for treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Coadministration of clozapine and PPIs increases the risk of hematological adverse drug reactions, including neutropenia and agranulocytosis...
March 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289825/the-highly-bioactive-molecule-and-signal-substance-6-formylindolo-3-2-b-carbazole-ficz-plays-bi-functional-roles-in-cell-growth-and-apoptosis-in-vitro
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Afshin Mohammadi-Bardbori, Farzaneh Bastan, Amin-Reza Akbarizadeh
The maintenance of cellular homeostasis is a complex process that is governed by the receipt of prototypical growth and death signals. The endogenous functions of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in cellular homeostasis are not well understood. We aimed to establish whether the disturbance of endogenously activated AHR can influence cell growth, and if so, what mechanism(s) are involved. Cell growth was measured in mouse hepatoma Hepa-1 wild-type and cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1)-deficient c37 cells. In other sets of experiments, HepG2 cells were exposed to different doses of FICZ (0...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287659/mechanisms-and-therapeutic-prospects-of-polyphenols-as-modulators-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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REVIEW
Zhaohui Xue, Dan Li, Wancong Yu, Qian Zhang, Xiaonan Hou, Yulong He, Xiaohong Kou
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a pleiotropic nuclear factor that was originally recognized as a "master" of xenobiotic metabolism but demonstrated recently to be a vital regulator of many normal physiological events. Understanding of the mechanism of action of AhR-targeted compounds, as represented by polyphenols (the greatest source of xenobiotic AhR modulators in the human diet) is of critical importance for the development of polyphenol-based nutraceutical strategies or the prevention of AHR-mediated toxicity associated with polyphenol intake...
March 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286876/diversity-as-opportunity-insights-from-600-million-years-of-ahr-evolution
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Mark E Hahn, Sibel I Karchner, Rebeka R Merson
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) was for many years of interest only to pharmacologists and toxicologists. However, this protein has fundamental roles in biology that are being revealed through studies in diverse animal species. The AHR is an ancient protein. AHR homologs exist in most major groups of modern bilaterian animals, including deuterostomes (chordates, hemichordates, echinoderms) and the two major clades of protostome invertebrates [ecdysozoans (e.g. arthropods and nematodes) and lophotrochozoans (e...
February 2017: Curr Opin Toxicol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285566/involvement-of-the-cytokine-ido1-ahr-loop-in-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-induced-acute-pulmonary-inflammation
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Chia-Chi Ho, Hui-Ling Lee, Chao-Yu Chen, Yueh-Hsia Luo, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Hui-Ti Tsai, Pinpin Lin
Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) are widely used in our daily life, such as in sunscreens and electronic nanodevices. However, pulmonary exposure to ZnONPs causes acute pulmonary inflammation, which is considered as an initial event for various respiratory diseases. Thus, elucidation of the underlying cellular mechanisms of ZnONPs can help us in predicting their potential effects in respiratory diseases. In this study, we observed that ZnONPs increased proinflammatory cytokines, accompanied with an increased expression of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and its downstream target cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) in macrophages in vitro and in mouse lung epithelia in vivo...
March 13, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285151/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-upregulates-il-1%C3%AE-expression-in-hcmec-d3-human-cerebral-microvascular-endothelial-cells-after-tcdd-exposure
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Aude Jacob, Céline Tomkiewicz-Raulet, Charlotte Jamet, Reina Bendayan, France Massicot, Xavier Coumoul, Xavier Declèves
The AhR is a cytosolic ligand-dependent transcription factor activated by both endogenous and exogenous chemicals. It can regulate expression of many target genes including some inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. To date AhR implication in the regulation of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines at human cerebral endothelium has not been addressed. In the present study, we investigated whether AhR could regulate the expression of two pro-inflammatory cytokines and one chemokine i.e. IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 in the hCMEC/D3 human cerebral microvascular endothelial cell line...
March 8, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285017/effects-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-agonist-3-methylcholanthrene-on-the-17%C3%AE-estradiol-regulated-mrna-transcriptome-of-the-rat-uterus
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Janina Helle, Annekathrin M Keiler, Oliver Zierau, Peggy Dörfelt, Günter Vollmer, Leane Lehmann, Sridar V Chittur, Martin Tenniswood, JoEllen Welsh, Georg Kretzschmar
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are products of incomplete combustion of organic compounds, abundant in exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke. They act by binding to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) which induces expression of phase 1 and phase 2 enzymes in the liver. PAH induced AHR activation may also lead to adverse effects by modulating other pathways, for example estrogen receptor (ER) signaling in the female reproductive tract. We have investigated the effects of the PAH 3-methylcholanthrene (3-MC) on 17β-estradiol (E2) dependent signaling in the uterus of ovariectomized rats to characterize the cross talk between AHR and ER on an mRNA transcriptome wide scale...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284859/molecular-mechanisms-of-3-3-4-4-5-pentachlorobiphenyl-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Li Song, Linlin Guo, Zhuoyu Li
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are classic persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Many studies have found a positive association between the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and PCBs exposure. However, the influence of PCBs on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of HCC remains to be unclear. In this study, we explored the effect of PCB126 on EMT in HCC cells and its underlying mechanisms. The data showed that PCB126, exposing both Bel-7402 and SMMC-7721 cells for 48h, promoted EMT that was demonstrated by E-cadherin repression, up-regulation of N-cadherin and vimentin, and morphological alteration...
March 8, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284116/effects-of-pentachlorophenol-on-the-quail-coturnix-japonica-liver-detoxification-pathway
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Peng Jiang, Jianshe Wang, Nan Sheng, Dongbing Wei, Jiayin Dai
Pentachlorophenol (PCP), an extensively used pesticide and biocide, is of critical environmental concern due to its toxicity and recalcitrance to degradation. In this study, the effect of PCP on induction of transcription factors, cytochrome P450 (CYP450) genes, and the antioxidative enzyme system were investigated in the quail liver. A total of 60 (4- to 6-week-old) male quails (Coturnix japonica) were administered 0, 0.05, 0.5, and 5 mg/kg/d PCP orally for 42 d. Following exposure, both absolute and relative liver weights were significantly lower than those of the control...
March 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279696/hydroxystilbenes-and-methoxystilbenes-activate-human-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-induce-cyp1a-genes-in-human-hepatoma-cells-and-human-hepatocytes
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Barbora Pastorková, Aneta Vrzalová, Petr Bachleda, Zdeněk Dvořák
Natural polyphenol resveratrol (trihydroxystilbene) is a partial agonist of human aryl hydrocarbon receptor AhR, thereby, displaying a plethora of biological effects. Biological activities of metoxylated and hydroxylated stilbenes were studied in the past. The aim of the current study was to describe the effects of 13 different hydroxy- and methoxystilbenes, including their cis/trans isomers on the transcriptional activity of AhR and the expression of CYP1A genes in hepatic cancer cells HepG2 and in primary human hepatocytes...
March 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276465/cytochrome-p450s-in-human-immune-cells-regulate-il-22-and-c-kit-via-an-ahr-feedback-loop
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Renate Effner, Julia Hiller, Stefanie Eyerich, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Knut Brockow, Massimo Triggiani, Heidrun Behrendt, Carsten B Schmidt-Weber, Jeroen T M Buters
The mechanisms how environmental compounds influence the human immune system are unknown. The environmentally sensitive transcription factor aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) has immune-modulating functions and responds to small molecules. Cytochrome P4501 enzymes (CYP1) act downstream of the AHR and metabolize small molecules. However, it is currently unknown whether CYP1 activity is relevant for immune modulation. We studied the interdependence of CYP1 and AHR in human primary immune cells using pharmacological methods...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275212/long-non-coding-rna-profiling-in-a-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rodent-model-new-insight-into-pathogenesis
#19
Yi Chen, Haixiu Huang, Chengfu Xu, Chaohui Yu, Youming Li
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most prevalent chronic liver diseases worldwide with an unclear mechanism. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as important regulatory molecules. To better understand NAFLD pathogenesis, lncRNA and messenger RNA (mRNA) microarrays were conducted in an NAFLD rodent model. Potential target genes of significantly changed lncRNA were predicted using cis/trans-regulatory algorithms. Gene Ontology (GO) analysis and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis were then performed to explore their function...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273792/antioxidants-for-healthy-skin-the-emerging-role-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptors-and-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2
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REVIEW
Masutaka Furue, Hiroshi Uchi, Chikage Mitoma, Akiko Hashimoto-Hachiya, Takahito Chiba, Takamichi Ito, Takeshi Nakahara, Gaku Tsuji
Skin is the outermost part of the body and is, thus, inevitably exposed to UV rays and environmental pollutants. Oxidative stress by these hazardous factors accelerates skin aging and induces skin inflammation and carcinogenesis. Aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AHRs) are chemical sensors that are abundantly expressed in epidermal keratinocytes and mediate the production of reactive oxygen species. To neutralize or minimize oxidative stress, the keratinocytes also express nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor-2 (NRF2), which is a master switch for antioxidant signaling...
March 3, 2017: Nutrients
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