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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647573/focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling-regulates-anti-inflammatory-function-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-induced-by-biomechanical-force
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Hyun Jung Lee, Miguel F Diaz, Adesuwa Ewere, Scott D Olson, Charles S Cox, Pamela L Wenzel
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have tremendous potential for use in regenerative medicine due to their multipotency and immune cell regulatory functions. Biomimetic physical forces have been shown to direct differentiation and maturation of MSCs in tissue engineering applications; however, the effect of force on immunomodulatory activity of MSCs has been largely overlooked. Here we show in human bone marrow-derived MSCs that wall shear stress (WSS) equivalent to the fluid frictional force present in the adult arterial vasculature significantly enhances expression of four genes that mediate MSC immune regulatory function, PTGS2, HMOX1, IL1RN, and TNFAIP6...
June 21, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642632/mcl-plays-an-anti-inflammatory-role-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-induced-immune-response-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
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Qingwen Zhang, Xinru Jiang, Weigang He, Kailin Wei, Jinxia Sun, Xiangyang Qin, Yuejuan Zheng, Xin Jiang
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remains a significant menace to global health as it induces granulomatous lung lesions and systemic inflammatory responses during active tuberculosis (TB). Micheliolide (MCL), a sesquiterpene lactone, was recently reported to have a function of relieving LPS-induced inflammatory response, but the regulative role of MCL on the immunopathology of TB still remains unknown. In this experiment, we examined the inhibitory effect of MCL on Mtb-induced inflammatory response in mouse macrophage-like cell line Raw264...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639029/cox2-induction-a-mechanism-of-endocrine-breast-cancer-resistance
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Brandi L Clark, Michael A Murphy, Landry K Kamdem
PURPOSE: Urine prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels have shown to be a risk factor of breast cancer, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is known to be beneficial in preventing breast cancer risk and/or recurrence with or without aromatase inhibitors. We hypothesized that the use of an aromatase inhibitor triggers the activation of the inflammatory pathway via release of PGE2. METHODS: A single oral 25 mg dose of an aromatase inhibitor (exemestane) was given to 14 healthy postmenopausal female volunteers...
June 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634076/lncrna-hulc-promotes-the-growth-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-stabilizing-cox-2-protein
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Haojun Xiong, Bo Li, Jintao He, Yijun Zeng, Yan Zhang, Fengtian He
Highly upregulated in liver cancer (HULC), a lncRNA overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), has been demonstrated to be involved in the carcinogenesis and progression of HCC. However, the mechanisms of HULC promoting the abnormal growth of HCC cells are still not well elucidated. In the present study, we for the first time demonstrated that HULC promoted the growth of HCC cells through elevating COX-2 protein. Moreover, the study of the corresponding mechanism by which HULC upregulated COX-2 showed that HULC enhanced the level of ubiquitin-specific peptidase 22 (USP22), which decreased ubiquitin-mediated degradation of COX-2 protein by removing the conjugated polyubiquitin chains from COX-2 and finally stabilized COX2 protein...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630633/djc-suppresses-advanced-glycation-end-products-induced-jak-stat-signaling-and-ros-in-mesangial-cells
#5
Min Sun, Yan Li, Wenjie Bu, Jindong Zhao, Jianliang Zhu, Lingling Gu, Pingping Zhang, Zhaohui Fang
The antidiabetic properties and anti-inflammatory effects of Danzhi Jiangtang Capsules (DJC) have been demonstrated in clinical and laboratory experiments. In this study, we explored whether DJC can ameliorate advanced glycation end products- (AGEs-) mediated cell injury and the precise mechanisms of DJC in treating diabetic nephropathy (DN). Western blot analysis was employed to assess the expressions of iNOS, COX2, and SOCS and the phosphorylation of JAK2, STAT1, and STAT3 in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) after treatment with DJC...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607936/epidemiological-survey-and-phylogenetic-characterization-of-cysticercus-tenuicollis-isolated-from-tibetan-pigs-in-tibet-china
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Houqiang Luo, Hui Zhang, Kun Li, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Khalid Mehmood, Yanfang Lan, Shucheng Huang, Jiakui Li
Cysticercus tenuicollis, commonly known as "water bell," is a larva of Taenia hydatigena, which is the most significant parasite of pigs. However, until now very few information is available regarding the prevalence and genetic characterization of the Cysticercus tenuicollis in Tibetan pigs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and phylogenetic analysis of Cysticercus tenuicollis in Tibetan pigs. For this purpose, the COX2 gene of Cysticercus tenuicollis was amplified and sequenced for the first time in Tibetan pigs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606318/integrative-taxonomy-of-goezia-spinulosa-nematoda-raphidascarididae-from-arapaimas-in-the-northwestern-brazil
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Maralina Torres da Silva, Pedro Hercílio de Oliveira Cavalcante, Ana Carolina Alves de Camargo, Vanessa Aparecida das Chagas Moutinho, Everton Gustavo Nunes Dos Santos, Cláudia Portes Santos
Arapaima gigas, a fish with a high market value, has been farmed in different localities within Brazil. Among its parasites, adults of Goezia spinulosa are reported to cause ulcers in the stomach and to result in the death of farmed fingerlings. Due to the veterinary importance of this nematode in cultured arapaimas, an integrative taxonomic study is proposed, combining morphological, ultrastructural and genetic profiles of this parasite. The fish were obtained from semi-intensive fish farming in Acre State, Brazil...
August 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602741/disease-resistance-and-response-against-vibrio-anguillarum-intestinal-infection-in-european-seabass-dicentrarchus-labrax-fed-low-fish-meal-and-fish-oil-diets
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S Torrecillas, M J Caballero, D Mompel, D Montero, M J Zamorano, L Robaina, F Rivero-Ramírez, V Karalazos, S Kaushik, M Izquierdo
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of low levels of dietary fish meal (FM) and fish oil (FO) on disease resistance and gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) response after an experimental intestinal infection with V. anguillarum in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) For that purpose, sea bass juveniles were fed one of four diets containing combined levels of FO and FM as follows: 20%FM/6%FO, 20%FM/3%FO, 5%FM/6%FO and 5%FM/3%FO during 153 days. At the end of the feeding trial, fish were subjected to either an in vivo exposure to a sub-lethal dose of V...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598398/right-vs-left-sided-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-differences-in-tumor-biology-and-bevacizumab-efficacy
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Paola Ulivi, Emanuela Scarpi, Elisa Chiadini, Giorgia Marisi, Martina Valgiusti, Laura Capelli, Andrea Casadei Gardini, Manlio Monti, Silvia Ruscelli, Giovanni Luca Frassineti, Daniele Calistri, Dino Amadori, Alessandro Passardi
There is evidence of a different response to treatment with regard to the primary tumor localization (right-sided or left-sided) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We analyzed the different outcomes and biomolecular characteristics in relation to tumor localization in 122 of the 370 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer enrolled onto the phase III prospective multicenter "Italian Trial in Advanced Colorectal Cancer (ITACa)", randomized to receive first-line chemotherapy (CT) or CT plus bevacizumab (CT + B)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598390/the-implication-of-substance-p-in-the-development-of-tendinopathy-a-case-control-study
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Soo-Hong Han, Wonchul Choi, Jiye Song, Jaehee Kim, Seungyong Lee, Youngrak Choi, Seong-Eun Byun, Taekeun Ahn, Heejung Ahn, Catherine Ding, Lloyd Baik, Spencer Ward, Kang Ting, Soonchul Lee
It was reported that substance P had beneficial effects in the healing of acute tendon injury. However, the relationship between substance P and degenerative tendinopathy development remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of substance P in the pathogenesis of tendinopathy. Healthy and tendinopathy tendon were harvested from human and tenocytes were cultured individually. The expression levels of genes associated with tendinopathy were compared. Next, substance P was exogenously administered to the healthy tenocyte and the effect was evaluated...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595493/genetic-variation-in-mitochondrial-cox2-of-heterakis-gallinarum-from-poultry-in-sichuan-china
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Xiao-Bin Gu, Bao-Jian Wang, Xi-Bin Zhao, Yan-Fang Li, Guang-You Yang, Wei-Ming Lai, Zhi-Jun Zhong, Guang-Neng Peng
Heterakis gallinarum is one of the common parasitic nematodes found in the caecum of poultry. To investigate the genetic diversity and genetic structure of the H. gallinarum population in Sichuan, we amplified and sequenced the complete mitochondrial (mt) cytochrome c oxidase subunit II (cox2) gene of 59 H. gallinarum isolates from seven different geographical regions, then analyzed their genetic polymorphisms. All cox2 genes of the 59 H. gallinarum isolates were 696 bp in length, with an average A + T content of 67...
June 8, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591725/foxp3-inhibits-cancer-stem-cell-self-renewal-via-transcriptional-repression-of-cox2-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Shuo Liu, Cun Zhang, Kuo Zhang, Yuan Gao, Zhaowei Wang, Xiaoju Li, Guang Cheng, Shuning Wang, Xiaochang Xue, Weina Li, Wei Zhang, Yingqi Zhang, Xianghui Xing, Meng Li, Qiang Hao
Colon cancer stem cell (cCSC) is considered as the seed cell of colon cancer initiation and metastasis. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2), a downstream target of NFκB, is found to be essential in promoting cancer stem cell renewal. However, how COX2 is dysregulated in cCSCs is largely unknown. In this study, we found that the expression of transcription factor FOXP3 was much lower in the spheroids than that in the parental tumor cells. Overexpression of FOXP3 significantly decreased the numbers of spheres, reduced the side population...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587064/prostaglandin-e2-induced-cox-2-expressions-via-ep2-and-ep4-signaling-pathways-in-human-lovo-colon-cancer-cells
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Hsi-Hsien Hsu, Yueh-Min Lin, Chia-Yao Shen, Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Shin-Yi Li, Sheng-Huang Chang, Chien-Chung Lin, Ray-Jade Chen, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Hui-Nung Shih, Chih-Yang Huang
Metastasis is the most dangerous risk faced by patients with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC). The expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) has been observed in several types of human cancers and regulates the efficacy of many therapies. Here, we show that treatment with various concentrations of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2; 0, 1, 5 or 10 μM) promotes the migration ability of the human LoVo colon cancer cell line. As demonstrated by mRNA and protein expression analyses, EP2 and EP4 are the major PGE2 receptors expressed on the LoVo cell membrane...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575807/a-holistic-review-on-the-autoimmune-disease-vitiligo-with-emphasis-on-the-causal-factors
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Seema Patel, Abdur Rauf, Haroon Khan, Biswa Ranjan Meher, Syed Shams Ul Hassan
Vitiligo is an idiopathic systemic autoimmune disease affecting skin, hair and oral mucosa. This genetic yet acquired disease characterized by melanin loss is a cause of morbidity across all races. Though thyroid disturbance has been recognized as a key trigger of this pathology, an array of other factors plays critical role in its manifestation. Multiple hormones (corticotropin-releasing hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melatonin, calcitriol, testosterone, estrogen), genes (Human leukocyte antigen (HLA), Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), Forkhead box D3 (FOXD3), Cluster of differentiation 117 (CD117), Estrogen receptor (ESR) 1, Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2), Vitiligo-associated protein 1 (VIT1)), and lifestyle choices (stress, diet, cosmetic products, and medications) have been suspected as drivers of this disorder...
May 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569430/mir-377-regulates-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-in-rats-after-cerebral-ischemic-injury
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Yiling Fan, Shenghao Ding, Yameng Sun, Bing Zhao, Yaohua Pan, Jieqing Wan
Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of disabilities worldwide. MicroRNA-377 (miR-377) plays important roles in ischemic injury. The present study focused on the mechanisms of miR-377 in protecting ischemic brain injury in rats. Cerebral ischemia was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats. Primary rat microglial cells and brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) were exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). The concentrations of cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, IFN-γ, TGF-β, MMP2, COX2 and iNOS) in the culture medium were measured by specific ELISA...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567040/a-unique-cellular-and-molecular-microenvironment-is-present-in-tertiary-lymphoid-organs-of-patients-with-spontaneous-prostate-cancer-regression
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María de la Luz García-Hernández, Norma Ofelia Uribe-Uribe, Ricardo Espinosa-González, W Martin Kast, Shabaana A Khader, Javier Rangel-Moreno
OBJECTIVE: Multiple solid cancers contain tertiary lymphoid organs (TLO). However, it is unclear whether they promote tumor rejection, facilitate tumor evasion, or simply whether they are a byproduct of chronic inflammation. We hypothesize that although chronic inflammation induces TLO formation, the tumor milieu can modulate TLO organization and functions in prostate cancer. Therefore, our study seeks to elucidate the cellular and molecular signatures in unique prostatectomy specimens from evanescent carcinoma patients to identify markers of cancer regression, which could be harnessed to modulate local immunosuppression or potentially enhance TLO function...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558354/anthocyanin-rich-riceberry-bran-extract-attenuates-gentamicin-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Phatchawan Arjinajarn, Nuttawud Chueakula, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Krit Jaikumkao, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Sugunya Mahatheeranont, Orranuch Norkaew, Nipon Chattipakorn, Anusorn Lungkaphin
Liver plays an important role in the detoxification and metabolic elimination of various drugs and harmful substances. The damaging effects on the liver tissue treated with gentamicin are multi-factorial and their mechanisms remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of anthocyanin-rich Riceberry bran extract on gentamicin-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Riceberry bran extract was given by oral administration 30min before gentamicin injection for 15 consecutive days. Serum levels of liver marker enzymes, AST and ALT, were significantly elevated and the total serum protein level was markedly reduced in gentamicin-treated rats...
May 27, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558037/inhibition-of-chronic-prostate-inflammation-by-hyaluronic-acid-through-an-immortalized-human-prostate-stromal-cell-line-model
#18
Ming-Che Liu, Wei-Hong Chen, Chi-Sheng Chiou, Wen-Cheng Lo, Navneet Kumar Dubey, Yu-Chin Chen, Wen-Fu T Lai, Shauh-Der Yeh, Han-Sun Chiang, Win-Ping Deng
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common urologic disease among elderly men. A well-established in vitro cell model is required to determine the therapeutic mechanism of BPH inflammation. In this study, we attempted to establish an immortalized human prostate stromal cell line by transfecting with HPV-16 E6/E7 and designated as ihPSC. No significant difference was found in fibroblast-like morphology between primary hPSC and ihPSC. The ihPSC possessed a significantly higher cell proliferation rate than primary hPSC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554197/a-new-neolignan-derivative-balanophonin-isolated-from-firmiana-simplex-delays-the-progress-of-neuronal-cell-death-by-inhibiting-microglial-activation
#19
Soo Young Lim, Lalita Subedi, Dongyun Shin, Chung Sub Kim, Kang Ro Lee, Sun Yeou Kim
Excessive activation of microglia causes the continuous production of neurotoxic mediators, which further causes neuron degeneration. Therefore, inhibition of microglial activation is a possible target for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Balanophonin, a natural neolignoid from Firmiana simplex, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the anti-neuroinflammatory effects and mechanism of Balanophonin in Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV2 microglia cells...
May 30, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539967/5-7-dihydroxyflavone-analogues-may-regulate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-by-suppressing-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-linked-akt-and-erk5-phosphorylation-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
#20
Atsuyoshi Nishina, Kazue Shimizu, Mamoru Koketsu, Masayuki Ninomiya, Daisuke Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Satoshi Hayakawa, Hirokazu Kimura
We studied the anti-inflammatory activity of twelve 5,7-dihydroxyflavone analogues in lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. We found that chrysin (1) and 4'-methoxytricetin (9) showed relatively significant anti-inflammatory activity and low cytotoxicity. Moreover, 1 and 9 recovered the expression levels of iNOS and COX2, as well as those of the intracellular inflammatory mediators IL-1β and IL-6, which were upregulated by LPS stimulation. In addition, 1 and 9 actively regulated the phosphorylation of IκBα, leading to the activation of NFκB...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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