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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078843/association-between-expression-of-cumulus-expansion-markers-and-real-time-proliferation-of-porcine-follicular-granulosa-cells-in-a-primary-cell-culture-model
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S Ciesiółka, J Budna, A Bryja, W Kranc, A Chachuła, M Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, H Piotrowska, D Bukowska, P Antosik, M Bruska, K P Brüssow, M Nowicki, M Zabel, B Kempisty
Folliculogenesis is a compound process that involves both ovarian follicle growth and oocyte development, which is tightly attached to the follicular wall. During this process, cells that form the follicle structure undergo substantial morphological and molecular modifications that finally lead to differentiation and specialization of ovarian follicular cells. The differentiation of ovarian cells encompasses formation of follicle, which is composed of theca (TCs), mural granulosa (GCs), and cumulus cells (CCs)...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077357/triglyceride-rich-lipoprotein-lipolysis-products-increase-blood-brain-barrier-transfer-coefficient-and-induce-astrocyte-lipid-droplets-and-cell-stress
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Linda L Lee, Hnin Hnin Aung, Dennis W Wilson, Steven E Anderson, John C Rutledge, Jennifer M Rutkowsky
Elevation of blood triglycerides, primarily as triglyceride-rich lipoproteins (TGRL), has been linked to cerebrovascular inflammation, vascular dementia, and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Brain microvascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, two cell components of the neurovascular unit, participate in controlling blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and regulating neurovascular unit homeostasis. Our studies showed that infusion of high physiological concentrations of TGRL lipolysis products (TGRL + lipoprotein lipase) activate and injure brain endothelial cells and transiently increases the BBB transfer coefficient (Ki=permeability x surface area/volume) in vivo...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076890/suppression-of-osteogenic-activity-by-regulation-of-wnt-and-bmp-signaling-during-titanium-particle-induced-osteolysis
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Ju-Suk Nam, Ashish Ranjan Sharma, Supriya Jagga, Dong-Hyun Lee, Garima Sharma, Lich Thi Nguyen, Yeon Hee Lee, Jun-Dong Chang, Chiranjib Chakraborty, Sang-Soo Lee
Periprosthetic osteolysis remains the leading obstacle for total joint replacements. Primarily, it was thought that aseptic loosening is mainly caused by macrophage mediated inflammatory process arising from production of wear debris. The role of osteoclasts and its sequential bone resorption ability has been extensively studied, but little is known about impaired osteogenesis during osteolysis. In the current study, we have tried to delineate the regulatory mechanism of osteogenic signals by Ti particles in osteoprogenitor cells as well its participatory role in wear debris induced osteolysis...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076474/growth-factors-and-cox2-in-wound-healing-an-experimental-study-with-ehrlich-tumors
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Flávio L L Salgado, Ricardo Artigiani-Neto, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes-Filho
Background: Healing is an innate biological phenomenon, and carcinogenesis acquired, but with common humoral and cellular elements. Carcinogenesis interferes negatively in healing. Aim: To evaluate the histological changes in laparotomy scars of healthy Balb/c mice and with an Ehrlich tumor in its various forms of presentation. Methods: Fifty-four mice were divided into three groups of 18 animals. First group was the control; the second had Ehrlich tumor with ascites; and the third had the subcutaneous form of this tumor...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069903/improvement-of-in-vitro-produced-bovine-embryo-treated-with-coa-a-under-heat-stressed-condition
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Imran Khan, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Lianguang Xu, Ayman Mesalam, Mmr Chowdhury, Myeong-Don Joo, Ihsan-Ul- Haq, Bushra Mirza, Il-Keun Kong
Heat stress has large effects on reproduction including conception rate in cattle. In this study, we examined the effects of coagulansin-A (coa-A), a steroidal lactone, on acquired thermo tolerance during in vitro production of bovine embryos. Oocytes were incubated in in vitro maturation (IVM) media with or without coa-A at two different temperatures, 40.5 °C and 42 °C, for 20 h. The treatment of coa-A significantly improved blastocyst development only at 40.5 °C (P < 0.05). Interestingly, immunofluorescence analysis demonstrated that coa-A induced heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), but significantly attenuated nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2)...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068380/the-complete-maternally-and-paternally-inherited-mitochondrial-genomes-of-a-freshwater-mussel-potamilus-alatus-bivalvia-unionidae
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Hai B Wen, Zhe M Cao, Dan Hua, Pao Xu, Xue Y Ma, Wu Jin, Xin H Yuan, Ruo B Gu
Doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI) of mitochondrial DNA, found only in some bivalve families and characterized by the existence of gender-associated mtDNA lineages that are inherited through males (M-type) or females (F-type), is one of the very few exceptions to the general rule of strict maternal mtDNA inheritance in animals. M-type sequences are often undetected and hence still underrepresented in the GenBank, which hinders the progress of the understanding of the DUI phenomenon. We have sequenced and analyzed the complete M and F mitogenomes of a freshwater mussel, Potamilus alatus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057461/anisakis-simplex-complex-ecological-significance-of-recombinant-genotypes-in-an-allopatric-area-of-the-adriatic-sea-inferred-by-genome-derived-simple-sequence-repeats
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Ivona Mladineo, Željka Trumbić, Ivana Radonić, Anamarija Vrbatović, Jerko Hrabar, Ivana Bušelić
The genus Anisakis includes nine species which, due to close morphological resemblance even in the adult stage, have previously caused many issues in their correct identification. Recently observed interspecific hybridisation in sympatric areas of two closely related species, Anisakis simplex sensu stricto (s.s.) and Anisakis pegreffii, has raised concerns whether a F1 hybrid generation is capable of overriding the breeding barrier, potentially giving rise to more resistant/pathogenic strains infecting humans...
January 3, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054242/anti-nociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-sulforaphane-in-chronic-constriction-injury-induced-neuropathic-pain-mice
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Cheng Wang, Congpin Wang
Neuropathic pain is still considered as incurable disease as current therapies are not ideal in terms of efficacy and tolerability. It is imperative to search for novel drugs to obtain better treatments. Sulforaphane (SFN), a derivative of glucoraphanin present in cruciferous vegetables, exhibits therapeutic effects on inflammation-related diseases. Since inflammation plays an important role in regulating chronic pain, in the present study, we investigated anti-nociceptive effects of SFN and its underlying mechanisms in a neuropathic pain mouse model, sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI)...
January 4, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043910/metformin-inhibits-castration-induced-emt-in-prostate-cancer-by-repressing-cox2-pge2-stat3-axis
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Dali Tong, Qiuli Liu, Gaolei Liu, Jing Xu, Weihua Lan, Yao Jiang, Hualiang Xiao, Dianzheng Zhang, Jun Jiang
Castration is the standard therapeutic treatment for advanced prostate cancer but with limited benefit due to the profound relapse and metastasis. Activation of inflammatory signaling pathway and initiation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) are closely related to drug resistance, tumor relapseas well as metastasis. In this study, we demonstrated that metformin is capable of inhibiting prostate cancer cell migration and invasion by repressing EMT evidenced by downregulating the mesenchymal markers N-cadherin, Vimentin, and Twist and upregulating the epithelium E-cadherin...
December 30, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035695/effects-of-low-energy-shock-wave-therapy-on-inflammatory-moleculars-bladder-pain-and-bladder-function-in-a-rat-cystitis-model
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Hung-Jen Wang, Wei-Chia Lee, Pradeep Tyagi, Chao-Cheng Huang, Yao-Chi Chuang
AIMS: Low energy shock wave (LESW) is known to facilitate tissue regeneration with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. We examined the effects of LESW on the expression of inflammatory molecules, pain behavior, and bladder function in a rat cystitis model. METHODS: Control and experimental animals were injected with saline or cyclophosphamide (CYP; 75 mg/kg intraperitoneally) on day 1 and 4. After lower midline incision, the bladders were exposed to LESW (300 pulses, 0...
December 30, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025110/hypomethylation-of-inflammatory-genes-cox2-egr1-and-socs3-and-increased-urinary-8-nitroguanine-in-arsenic-exposed-newborns-and-children
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Preeyaphan Phookphan, Panida Navasumrit, Somchamai Waraprasit, Jeerawan Promvijit, Krittinee Chaisatra, Thitirat Ngaotepprutaram, Mathuros Ruchirawat
Early-life exposure to arsenic increases risk of developing a variety of non-malignant and malignant diseases. Arsenic-induced carcinogenesis may be mediated through epigenetic mechanisms and pathways leading to inflammation. Our previous study reported that prenatal arsenic exposure leads to increased mRNA expression of several genes related to inflammation, including COX2, EGR1, and SOCS3. This study aimed to investigate the effects of arsenic exposure on promoter DNA methylation and mRNA expression of these inflammatory genes (COX2, EGR1, and SOCS3), as well as the generation of 8-nitroguanine, which is a mutagenic DNA lesion involved in inflammation-related carcinogenesis...
December 23, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012923/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ethanolic-extract-of-rosmarinus-officinalis-l-and-rosmarinic-acid-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Mahboobeh Ghasemzadeh Rahbardar, Bahareh Amin, Soghra Mehri, Seyed Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
BACKGROUND: Rosemary, Rosmarinus (R.) officinalis L. is a well-known plant with several useful properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-neurodegenerative. It has been used in folk medicine to alleviate rheumatic pain, stomachache and dysmenorrhea. Rosemary has several constituents such as rosmarinic acid which can be responsible for therapeutic properties been noted with rosemary. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential anti-inflammatory effects of R. officinalis and rosmarinic acid in a rat model of sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain to verify usage of rosemary in folk medicine...
December 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004841/the-citrus-flavonoid-naringenin-confers-protection-in-a-murine-endotoxaemia-model-through-ampk-atf3-dependent-negative-regulation-of-the-tlr4-signalling-pathway
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Xin Liu, Ning Wang, Shijun Fan, Xinchuan Zheng, Yongjun Yang, Yuanfeng Zhu, Yongling Lu, Qian Chen, Hong Zhou, Jiang Zheng
Excessive activation of the TLR4 signalling pathway is critical for inflammation-associated disorders, while negative regulators play key roles in restraining TLR4 from over-activation. Naringenin is a citrus flavonoid with remarkable anti-inflammatory activity, but the mechanisms underlying its inhibition of LPS/TLR4 signalling are less clear. This study investigated the molecular targets and therapeutic effects of naringenin in vitro and in vivo. In LPS-stimulated murine macrophages, naringenin suppressed the expression of TNF-α, IL-6, TLR4, inducible NO synthase (iNOS), cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX2) and NADPH oxidase-2 (NOX2)...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996936/prostaglandin-signaling-regulates-nephron-segment-patterning-of-renal-progenitors-during-zebrafish-kidney-development
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Shahram Jevin Poureetezadi, Christina N Cheng, Joseph M Chambers, Bridgette E Drummond, Rebecca A Wingert
Kidney formation involves patterning events that induce renal progenitors to form nephrons with an intricate composition of multiple segments. Here, we performed a chemical genetic screen using zebrafish and discovered that prostaglandins, lipid mediators involved in many physiological functions, influenced pronephros segmentation. Modulating levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) or PGB2 restricted distal segment formation and expanded a proximal segment lineage. Perturbation of prostaglandin synthesis by manipulating Cox1 or Cox2 activity altered distal segment formation and was rescued by exogenous PGE2...
December 20, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984048/hypothalamic-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-an-animal-model-of-binge-eating
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Silvia Alboni, Maria Vittoria Micioni di Bonaventura, Cristina Benatti, Maria Elena Giusepponi, Nicoletta Brunello, Carlo Cifani
Binge eating episodes are characterized by uncontrollable, distressing eating of a large amount of highly palatable food and represent a central feature of bingeing related eating disorders. Research suggests that inflammation plays a role in the onset and maintenance of eating-related maladaptive behavior. Markers of inflammation can be selectively altered in discrete brain region where they can directly or indirectly regulate food intake. In the present study we measured expression levels of different components of cytokine systems (IL-1, IL-6, IL-18, TNF-α and IFN-ɣ) and related molecules (iNOS and COX2) in the preoptic and anterior-tuberal parts of the hypothalamus of a validated animal model of binge eating...
October 28, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974694/hormophysa-triquerta-polyphenol-an-elixir-that-deters-cxcr4-and-cox2-dependent-dissemination-destiny-of-treatment-resistant-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Sheeja Aravindan, Satishkumar Ramraj, Kathiresan Kandasamy, Somasundaram S Thirugnanasambandan, Dinesh Babu Somasundaram, Terence S Herman, Natarajan Aravindan
Therapy-resistant pancreatic cancer (PC) cells play a crucial role in tumor relapse, recurrence, and metastasis. Recently, we showed the anti-PC potential of an array of seaweed polyphenols and identified efficient drug deliverables. Herein, we investigated the benefit of one such deliverable, Hormophysa triquerta polyphenol (HT-EA), in regulating the dissemination physiognomy of therapy-resistant PC cells in vitro,and residual PC in vivo. Human PC cells exposed to ionizing radiation (IR), with/without HT-EA pre-treatment were examined for the alterations in the tumor invasion/metastasis (TIM) transcriptome (93 genes, QPCR-profiling)...
December 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960106/aldose-reductase-deficiency-leads-to-oxidative-stress-induced-dopaminergic-neuronal-loss-and-autophagic-abnormality-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Patrick K K Yeung, Angela K W Lai, Hyo Jin Son, Xu Zhang, Onyou Hwang, Stephen S M Chung, Sookja K Chung
Fungicide exposure causes degeneration of dopaminergic neurons and contributes to Parkinson's disease (PD). Benomyl inhibits enzymes responsible for detoxifying the reactive dopamine metabolite 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde. Aldose reductase (AR) is known as tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) reductase that generates BH4, a cofactor for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) involved in dopamine synthesis. AR also acts as an aldehyde reductase involved in detoxifying 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde. In PD patients, the level of AR is significantly lower in the cerebellum...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938411/butyrate-attenuates-lipolysis-in-adipocytes-co-cultured-with-macrophages-through-non-prostaglandin-e2-mediated-and-prostaglandin-e2-mediated-pathways
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Hideo Ohira, Wao Tsutsui, Rie Mamoto, Sayaka Yamaguchi, Masako Nishida, Miki Ito, Yoshio Fujioka
BACKGROUND: Interactions between adipocytes and macrophages are associated with metabolic disorders. Production of pro-inflammatory mediators and the release of free fatty acids (FFAs) increase when these cells are co-cultured; butyrate significantly diminishes these effects by suppressing both the macrophage inflammatory and adipocyte lipolysis pathways. Butyrate is known to up-regulate the expression of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Therefore, we hypothesized that PGE2 is associated with the suppression of lipolysis by butyrate in co-culture...
December 9, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928444/the-remote-effects-of-intravitreal-anti-vegf-therapy
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Balta F, Merticariu M, Taban C, Neculau G, Merticariu A, Muresanu D, Badescu D, Jinga V
Objective: To study the effects of intravitreal anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) therapy with Avastin for wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)-related symptoms. Methods: An exploratory trial was conducted from August 1, 2013 to February 1, 2014, that included 14 male patients previously diagnosed with BPH, who were aged between 59 and 69 years. The trial was performed in Bucharest and involved two medical institutions: the Clinical Hospital of Eye Emergencies and the "Prof...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913448/targeting-inflammation-in-cancer-prevention-and-therapy
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Jelena Todoric, Laura Antonucci, Michael Karin
Inflammation is associated with the development and malignant progression of most cancers. As most of the cell types involved in cancer-associated inflammation are genetically stable and thus are not subjected to rapid emergence of drug resistance, the targeting of inflammation represents an attractive strategy both for cancer prevention and for cancer therapy. Tumor-extrinsic inflammation is caused by many factors, including bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases, obesity, tobacco smoking, asbestos exposure, and excessive alcohol consumption, all of which increase cancer risk and stimulate malignant progression...
December 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
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