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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820910/impaired-dendritic-growth-and-positioning-of-cortical-pyramidal-neurons-by-activation-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-signaling-in-the-developing-mouse
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Eiki Kimura, Ken-Ichiro Kubo, Toshihiro Endo, Wenting Ling, Kazunori Nakajima, Masaki Kakeyama, Chiharu Tohyama
The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors exert multiple functions in mammalian cerebral cortex development. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a member of the bHLH-Per-Arnt-Sim subfamily, is a ligand-activated transcription factor reported to regulate nervous system development in both invertebrates and vertebrates, but the functions that AhR signaling pathway may have for mammalian cerebral cortex development remains elusive. Although the endogenous ligand involved in brain developmental process has not been identified, the environmental pollutant dioxin potently binds AhR and induces abnormalities in higher brain function of laboratory animals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817646/genetic-dissection-of-endothelial-transcriptional-activity-of-zebrafish-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptors-ahrs
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Wade W Sugden, Roberto C Leonardo-Mendonça, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, Arndt F Siekmann
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor conserved across phyla from flies to humans. Activated by a number of endogenous ligands and environmental toxins, studies on AHR function and gene regulation have largely focused on a toxicological perspective relating to aromatic hydrocarbons generated by human activities and the often-deleterious effects of exposure on vertebrates mediated by AHR activation. A growing body of work has highlighted the importance of AHR in physiologic processes, including immune cell differentiation and vascular patterning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816414/accuracy-and-utility-of-an-epigenetic-biomarker-for-smoking-in-populations-with-varying-rates-of-false-self-report
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Allan M Andersen, Robert A Philibert, Fredrick X Gibbons, Ronald L Simons, Jeffrey Long
Better biomarkers to detect smoking are needed given the tremendous public health burden caused by smoking. Current biomarkers to detect smoking have significant limitations, notably a short half-life for detection and lack of sensitivity for light smokers. These limitations may be particularly problematic in populations with less accurate self-reporting. Prior epigenome-wide association studies indicate that methylation status at cg05575921, a CpG residue located in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AHRR) gene, may be a robust indicator of smoking status in individuals with as little as half of a pack-year of smoking...
September 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812970/indole-3-carbinol-induces-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-in-thp-1-monocytic-cell-line
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Saeed Mohammadi, Fakhri Sadat Seyedhosseini, Nasser Behnampour, Yaghoub Yazdani
OBJECTIVES: The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in carcinogenesis has been studied recently. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is an AhR agonist and a potential anticancer agent. Here, we investigated the effects of I3C on cell cycle progression and apoptosis through activation of AhR on THP-1 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell line. METHODS: MTT viability assay was used to measure the cytotoxic effects of I3C on THP-1 cells. Apoptosis and cell cycle assays were investigated using flow cytometry...
October 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810591/dual-character-of-flavonoids-in-attenuating-and-aggravating-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury
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Wenqiang Li, Yun Li, Ruifang Sun, Sumei Zhou, Meifeng Li, Mingchen Feng, Yingguang Xie
The concept that flavonoids exert cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury has been acknowledged by a large body of evidence. However, recent studies reported cardiotoxic effects of certain flavonoids, while the underlying mechanisms have remained largely elusive. Flavonoids have been demonstrated to activate aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr), which is implicated in an array of cell signaling processes. The present study examined the cardioprotective roles of quercetin (Qu) and β-naphthoflavone (β-NF) against I/R injury and explored whether the underlying mechanism proceeds via molecular signaling downstream of Ahr...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796169/cell-surface-and-nuclear-receptors-in-the-colon-as-targets-for-bacterial-metabolites-and-its-relevance-to-colon-health
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REVIEW
Sathish Sivaprakasam, Yangzom D Bhutia, Sabarish Ramachandran, Vadivel Ganapathy
The symbiotic co-habitation of bacteria in the host colon is mutually beneficial to both partners. While the host provides the place and food for the bacteria to colonize and live, the bacteria in turn help the host in energy and nutritional homeostasis, development and maturation of the mucosal immune system, and protection against inflammation and carcinogenesis. In this review, we highlight the molecular mediators of the effective communication between the bacteria and the host, focusing on selective metabolites from the bacteria that serve as messengers to the host by acting through selective receptors in the host colon...
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791025/the-ido-ahr-axis-controls-th17-treg-immunity-in-a-pulmonary-model-of-fungal-infection
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Eliseu Frank de Araújo, Claudia Feriotti, Nayane Alves de Lima Galdino, Nycolas Willian Preite, Vera Lúcia Garcia Calich, Flávio Vieira Loures
In infectious diseases, the enzyme indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase-1 (IDO1) that catalyzes the tryptophan (Trp) degradation along the kynurenines (Kyn) pathway has two main functions, the control of pathogen growth by reducing available Trp and immune regulation mediated by the Kyn-mediated expansion of regulatory T (Treg) cells via aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). In pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) caused by the dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, IDO1 was shown to control the disease severity of both resistant and susceptible mice to the infection; however, only in resistant mice, IDO1 is induced by TGF-β signaling that confers a stable tolerogenic phenotype to dendritic cells (DCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782227/short-androgen-receptor-poly-glutamine-promoted-endometrial-cancer-is-associated-with-benzo-a-pyrene-mediated-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation
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Lumin Chen, Bo-Ying Bao, Wei-Chun Chang, Jason Yen-Ping Ho, Bi-Hua Cheng, Chung-Lin Wang, Qifeng Tang, Wei-Chung Cheng, Hui-Wen Chang, Yao-Ching Hung, Wen-Lung Ma
The androgen receptor (AR) poly-glutamine polymorphism (AR-Q) was reported to play role in endometrial cancer (EMCA) development, yet controversial. Environmental factors interact with genetic variation have been reported in EMCA. Aerosol toxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), are EMCA facilitators. This report examined the interplay between AR-Qs and BaP in EMCA. During analysing patient AR-Q polymorphism and Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) expressions, we found overall survival (OS) benefit is ascending with AR-Q lengths (5-year OS of 61...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775213/lactobacillus-reuteri-induces-gut-intraepithelial-cd4-cd8%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Luisa Cervantes-Barragan, Jiani N Chai, Ma Diarey Tianero, Blanda DiLuccia, Philip P Ahern, Joseph Merriman, Victor S Cortez, Michael G Caparon, Mohamed S Donia, Susan Gilfillan, Marina Cella, Jeffrey I Gordon, Chyi-Song Hsieh, Marco Colonna
The small intestine contains CD4(+)CD8αα(+) double-positive intraepithelial T lymphocytes (DP IELs), which originate from intestinal CD4(+) T cells through downregulation of the transcription factor ThPOK and have regulatory functions. DP IELs are absent in germ-free mice, suggesting that their differentiation depends on microbial factors. We found that DP IEL numbers in mice varied in different vivaria, correlating with the presence of Lactobacillus reuteri This species induced DP IELs in germ-free mice and conventionally raised mice lacking these cells...
August 3, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765071/ficz-generates-human-tdcs-that-induce-cd4-cd25-high-foxp3-treg-like-cell-differentiation
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Brenda B Jurado-Manzano, Daniel Zavala-Reyes, Edgar A Turrubiartes-Martínez, Diana P Portales-Pérez, Roberto González-Amaro, Esther Layseca-Espinosa
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a central role in the maintenance of immune homeostasis, their participation as professional antigen presenting cells is essential to the initiation of the adaptive immune response as well as to the induction of tolerance. The recently described role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in the immune system, particularly in the modulation of the adaptive immune response has attracted the attention as a potential player in the induction of immune tolerance. However, the effects of AhR activation through endogenous ligands on human DCs have been poorly evaluated...
July 29, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764121/ahr-and-cyp1a-expression-link-historical-contamination-events-to-modern-day-developmental-effects-in-the-american-alligator
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Matthew D Hale, Thomas M Galligan, Thomas R Rainwater, Brandon C Moore, Philip M Wilkinson, Louis J Guillette, Benjamin B Parrott
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that initiates a transcriptional pathway responsible for the expression of CYP1A subfamily members, key to the metabolism of xenobiotic compounds. Toxic planar halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, including dioxin and PCBs, are capable of activating the AHR, and while dioxin and PCB inputs into the environment have been dramatically curbed following strict regulatory efforts in the United States, they persist in the environment and exposures remain relevant today...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761287/adiponectin-upregulates-filaggrin-expression-via-sirt1-mediated-signaling-in-human-normal-keratinocytes
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Taewon Jin, Kui Young Park, Seong Jun Seo
BACKGROUND: Filaggrin (FLG) is the major component of the epidermal granular layer and binds to and condenses the keratin cytoskeleton. FLG thus contributes to cell compaction and serves as a natural moisturizing factor by promoting unfolding and degradation into hygroscopic amino acids. Loss or downregulation of FLG has been shown to result in a weak stratum corneum, which causes water loss and increases the possibility of skin barrier-related seizure. Adiponectin (Acrp30) contributes to the functional recovery of somatic cells, including human normal epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs)...
August 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749959/low-levels-of-the-ahr-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-derived-lung-cells-increases-cox-2-protein-by-altering-mrna-stability
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Michela Zago, Jared A Sheridan, Hussein Traboulsi, Emelia Hecht, Yelu Zhang, Necola Guerrina, Jason Matthews, Parameswaran Nair, David H Eidelman, Qutayba Hamid, Carolyn J Baglole
Heightened inflammation, including expression of COX-2, is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathogenesis. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is reduced in COPD-derived lung fibroblasts. The AhR also suppresses COX-2 in response to cigarette smoke, the main risk factor for COPD, by destabilizing the Cox-2 transcript by mechanisms that may involve the regulation of microRNA (miRNA). Whether reduced AhR expression is responsible for heightened COX-2 in COPD is not known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729290/choroidal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-protection-against-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-retinal-injury
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Zhenyang Zhao, Yuejin Liang, Yin Liu, Pei Xu, Miles J Flamme-Wiese, Deming Sun, Jiaren Sun, Robert F Mullins, Yan Chen, Jiyang Cai
γδ T cells located near the epithelial barrier are integral components of local inflammatory and innate immune responses. We have previously reported the presence of choroidal γδ T cells in a model of chronic degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The goals of the current study were to further define the functions of choroidal γδ T cells and to explore the underlying mechanisms of their action. Our data demonstrate that choroidal γδ T cells are activated by RPE injury in response to NaIO3 treatment, and that they express genes that encode immunosuppressive cytokines, such as IL-4 and IL-10...
July 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726766/the-alternaria-alternata-mycotoxin-alternariol-suppresses-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation
#15
Shivani Grover, Christopher B Lawrence
The Alternaria mycotoxins alternariol (AOH) and alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) have been shown to possess genotoxic and cytotoxic properties. In this study, the ability of AOH and AME to modulate innate immunity in the human bronchial epithelial cell line (BEAS-2B) and mouse macrophage cell line (RAW264.7) were investigated. During these studies, it was discovered that AOH and to a lesser extent AME potently suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced innate immune responses in a dose-dependent manner. Treatment of BEAS-2B cells with AOH resulted in morphological changes including a detached pattern of growth as well as elongated arms...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726741/magnolol-a-natural-polyphenol-attenuates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice
#16
Ling Zhao, Hai-Tao Xiao, Huai-Xue Mu, Tao Huang, Ze-Si Lin, Linda L D Zhong, Guang-Zhi Zeng, Bao-Min Fan, Cheng-Yuan Lin, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Magnolol is a lignan with anti-inflammatory activity identified in Magnolia officinalis. Ulcerative colitis (UC), one of the types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the colon. To investigate the effect of magnolol in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental UC model, male C57 mice were treated with 2% DSS drinking water for 5 consecutive days followed by intragastric administration with magnolol (5, 10 and 15 mg/kg) daily for 7 days. The results showed that magnolol significantly attenuated disease activity index, inhibited colonic shortening, reduced colonic lesions and suppressed myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity...
July 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725001/2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd-elicited-effects-on-bile-acid-homeostasis-alterations-in-biosynthesis-enterohepatic-circulation-and-microbial-metabolism
#17
Kelly A Fader, Rance Nault, Chen Zhang, Kazuyoshi Kumagai, Jack R Harkema, Timothy R Zacharewski
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a persistent environmental contaminant which elicits hepatotoxicity through activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). Male C57BL/6 mice orally gavaged with TCDD (0.01-30 µg/kg) every 4 days for 28 days exhibited bile duct proliferation and pericholangitis. Mass spectrometry analysis detected a 4.6-fold increase in total hepatic bile acid levels, despite the coordinated repression of genes involved in cholesterol and primary bile acid biosynthesis including Cyp7a1...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713383/the-toxicological-mechanisms-of-environmental-soot-black-carbon-and-carbon-black-focus-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-pathways
#18
REVIEW
Rituraj Niranjan, Ashwani Kumar Thakur
The environmental soot and carbon blacks (CBs) cause many diseases in humans, but their underlying mechanisms of toxicity are still poorly understood. Both are formed after the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons but differ in their constituents and percent carbon contents. For the first time, "Sir Percival Pott" described soot as a carcinogen, which was subsequently confirmed by many others. The existing data suggest three main types of diseases due to soot and CB exposures: cancer, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular dysfunctions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712079/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-gene-transitions-c-742c-t-c-1661g-a-and-idiopathic-male-infertility-a-case-control-study-with-in-silico-and-meta-analysis
#19
Younes Aftabi, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar, Faramarz Mehrnejad, Ensiyeh Seyedrezazadeh, Emadoddin Moudi
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is responsible for crucial events in male reproductive biology. Here, the association of the AHR transitions c.-742C>T and c.1661G>A with idiopathic male infertility was investigated in a case-control study, which is followed by a meta-analysis and a bioinformatic investigation. Blood and semen samples were obtained from a total of 135 idiopathic infertile men and 130 healthy controls. Participants were genotyped for the transitions using a PCR-RFLP method. A meta-analysis of five sets of data evaluated the association of c...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711771/toxicity-of-organic-compounds-from-unresolved-complex-mixtures-ucms-to-primary-fish-hepatocytes
#20
Karina Petersen, Maria T Hultman, Steven J Rowland, Knut Erik Tollefsen
Many environmental matrices contaminated with organic pollutants derived from crude oil or degraded petroleum contain mixtures so complex that they are typically unresolved by conventional analytical techniques such as gas chromatography. The resulting chromatographic features have become known as 'humps' or unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs). These UCMs often dominate the organic contaminants of polluted environmental samples: for example, in oil sands produced water up to 150mgL(-1) of 'naphthenic acids' appear as UCMs when examined by gas chromatography as the esters...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
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