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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810535/curcumin-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-renal-cancer-cells-by-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Gang Li, Ziming Wang, Tie Chong, Jie Yang, Hongliang Li, Haiwen Chen
The radiation resistance of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains the primary obstacle to improve patient survival. This study aimed to investigate the effects of curcumin on the radiosensitivity of RCC cells. Human RCC cell (ACHN) was exposed to irradiation (IR) and/or curcumin treatment. Cell viability, DNA repair, cell cycle, and apoptosis, were evaluated by MTT, immunofluoresence staining and flow cytometry. Moreover, ACHN cells were xenografted into nude mice and subjected to IR and/or curcumin treatment...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807877/cryptotanshinone-promotes-commitment-to-the-brown-adipocyte-lineage-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-c3h10t1-2-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-ampk-and-p38-mapk-signaling
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Khan Mohammad Imran, Naimur Rahman, Dahyeon Yoon, Miso Jeon, Byong-Taek Lee, Yong-Sik Kim
Although white adipose tissue (WAT) stores triglycerides and contributes to obesity, brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy as heat. Therefore, browning of WAT is regarded as an attractive way to counteract obesity. Our previous studies have revealed that treatment with cryptotanshinone (CT) during adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells inhibits their differentiation. Here, we found that pretreatment of C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cells with CT before exposure to adipogenic hormonal stimuli promotes the commitment of these mesenchymal stem cells to the adipocyte lineage as confirmed by increased triglyceride accumulation...
August 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803898/electrospun-fibrous-membranes-featuring-sustained-release-of-ibuprofen-reduce-adhesion-and-improve-neurological-function-following-lumbar-laminectomy
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Shen Liu, Guoqing Pan, Guangwang Liu, José das Neves, Sa Song, Shuai Chen, Bangjun Cheng, Zhiyong Sun, Bruno Sarmento, Wenguo Cui, Cunyi Fan
Electrospun fibrous membranes provide suitable physical anti-adhesion barriers for reducing tissue anti-adhesion following surgery. However, often during the biodegradation process, these barriers trigger inflammation and cause a foreign body reaction with subsequent decrease in anti-adhesion efficacy. Here, a facile strategy comprising the incorporation of ibuprofen (IBU) into implantable membranes and its sustained release was proposed in order to improve anti-adhesion effects and neurological outcomes, namely to prevent failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803844/the-atf6%C3%AE-arm-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-mediates-replicative-senescence-in-human-fibroblasts-through-a-cox2-prostaglandin-e2-intracrine-pathway
#4
Johanna Cormenier, Nathalie Martin, Julie Deslé, Clara Salazar-Cardozo, Albin Pourtier, Corinne Abbadie, Olivier Pluquet
Senescence is recognized as a cellular state acquired in response to various stresses. It occurs in correlation with the activation of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) pathway. However, the UPR targets which might relay the establishment of the senescent phenotype are not known. Herein, we investigated whether the up-regulation of the COX2 (PTGS2) limiting enzyme in the prostaglandin biosynthesis pathway, known to mediate cellular senescence in normal human fibroblasts, could be controlled by the UPR sensors ATF6α, IRE1α and PERK...
August 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800785/mir-26b-mimic-inhibits-glioma-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-suppressing-cox-2-expression
#5
Zheng-Gang Chen, Chuan-Yi Zheng, Wang-Qing Cai, Da-Wei Li, Fu-Yue Ye, Jian Zhou, Ran Wu, Kun Yang
Glioma is the most common malignant tumor of the nervous system. Studies have shown the microRNA (miR)-26b/cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 axis in the development and progression in many tumor cells. Our study aims to investigate the effect and mechanism of miR-26b/COX-2 axis in glioma. Decreased expression of miR-26b with increased level of COX-2 was found in glioma tissues compared with matched normal tissues. A strong negative correlation was observed between the level of miR-26b and COX-2 in 30 glioma tissues. The miR-26b was then overexpressed by transfecting miR-26b mimic into U-373 cells...
August 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800556/supplementation-of-lycopene-in-maturation-media-improves-bovine-embryo-quality-in%C3%A2-vitro
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M M R Chowdhury, Byung-Hyun Choi, Imran Khan, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Ayman Mesalam, Seok-Hwan Song, Lianguang Xu, Myeong-Don Joo, Fahmida Afrin, Il-Keun Kong
This study sought to modulate factors that reduce embryo quality in in vitro culture (IVC) systems. Over eight replicates, 3075 oocytes were cultured in in vitro maturation media containing various concentrations of lycopene, followed by in vitro fertilization and culture. The percentages of MII-stage oocytes, the presumptive zygotes that underwent cleavage and developed into blastocysts were significantly (P < 0.05) higher, the intracellular ROS concentrations reduced significantly (P < 0.05) in oocytes/blastocysts, TUNEL assay demonstrates reduced apoptosis and increased total cell number per blastocyst (P < 0...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795389/anti-nociceptive-effect-of-patchouli-alcohol-involving-attenuation-of-cyclooxygenase-2-and-modulation-of-mu-opioid-receptor
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Xuan Yu, Xin-Pei Wang, Xiao-Jin Yan, Jing-Fei Jiang, Fan Lei, Dong-Ming Xing, Yue-Ying Guo, Li-Jun Du
OBJECTIVE: To explore the anti-nociceptive effect of patchouli alcohol (PA), the essential oil isolated from Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Bent, and determine the mechanism in molecular levels. METHODS: The acetic acid-induced writhing test and formalin-induced plantar injection test in mice were employed to confifirm the effect in vivo. Intracellular calcium ion was imaged to verify PA on mu-opioid receptor (MOR). Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) and MOR of mouse brain were expressed for determination of PA's target...
August 9, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782484/gene-expression-meta-analysis-of-potential-metastatic-breast-cancer-markers
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R Bell, R Barraclough, O Vasieva
Breast cancer metastasis is a highly prevalent cause of death for European females. DNA microarray analysis has established that primary tumors, which remain localized, differ in gene expression from those that metastasize. The aim of the project was to validate suggested prognostic and therapeutic markers using meta-analysis of data on gene expression in metastatic and primary breast cancer tumors combined from 12 studies available from the Genevestigator database. Our analysis suggested that transcriptional expression of the COX2 gene is significantly downregulated in metastatic tissue compared to normal breast tissue, but is not downregulated in primary tumors compared with normal breast tissue and may be used as a differential marker in metastatic breast cancer diagnostics...
August 7, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782172/3-sialyllactose-protects-against-osteoarthritic-development-by-facilitating-cartilage-homeostasis
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Jimin Jeon, Li-Jung Kang, Kwang Min Lee, Chanmi Cho, Eun Kyung Song, Wook Kim, Tae Joo Park, Siyoung Yang
3'-Sialyllactose has specific physiological functions in a variety of tissues; however, its effects on osteoarthritic development remain unknown. Here, we demonstrated the function of 3'-sialyllactose on osteoarthritic cartilage destruction. In vitro and ex vivo, biochemical and histological analysis demonstrated that 3'-sialyllactose was sufficient to restore the synthesis of Col2a1 and accumulation of sulphated proteoglycan, a critical factor for cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritic development, and blocked the expression of Mmp3, Mmp13 and Cox2 induced by IL-1β, IL-6, IL-17 and TNF-α, which mediates cartilage degradation...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780891/vitamin-d-and-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-in-term-and-preterm-birth-potential-contributions-to-preterm-labor-and-birth-outcome
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Sara A Mohamed, Abdeljabar El Andaloussi, Ayman Al-Hendy, Ramkumar Menon, Faranak Behnia, Jay Schulkin, Michael L Power
BACKGROUND: Poor maternal vitamin D status and elevated circulating corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) are associated with preterm birth. It is not known if these risk factors are independent or interrelated. Both are associated with inflammation. METHODS: We measured maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) and CRH from 97 samples collected from 15 early-preterm, 31 late-preterm, 21 early-term, and 30 term births. The potential involvement of vitamin D in the regulation of inflammation was evaluated by Q-PCR in human uterine smooth muscle (UTSM) cell line...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769026/chemical-composition-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-antiproliferative-activities-of-the-plant-lebanese-crataegus-azarolus-l
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Hany Kallassy, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Rawan Makki, Yolla El-Makhour, Eva Hamade, Hasan Rammal, David Y Leger, Vincent Sol, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Bertrand Liagre, Bassam Badran
BACKGROUND In the present study, phytochemical screening, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative capacities of 3 extracts from leaves of Lebanese Crataegus azarolus L. were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fresh leaves were dissolved in 3 different solvents: distilled water, ethanol, and methanol. The chemical composition was determined using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and the content of essential oil of this plant was examined by gas chromatography (GC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS)...
August 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764637/invasive-anisakiasis-by-the-parasite-anisakis-pegreffii-nematoda-anisakidae-diagnosis-by-real-time-pcr-hydrolysis-probe-system-and-immunoblotting-assay
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Simonetta Mattiucci, Michela Paoletti, Alessandra Colantoni, Antonella Carbone, Raffaele Gaeta, Agnese Proietti, Stefano Frattaroli, Paolo Fazii, Fabrizio Bruschi, Giuseppe Nascetti
BACKGROUND: Anisakiasis is a fish-borne zoonosis caused by Anisakis spp. larvae. One challenging issue in the diagnosis of anisakiasis is the molecular detection of the etiological agent even at very low quantity, such as in gastric or intestinal biopsy and granulomas. Aims of this study were: 1) to identify three new cases of invasive anisakiasis, by a species-specific Real-time PCR probe assay; 2) to detect immune response of the patients against the pathogen. METHODS: Parasite DNA was extracted from parasites removed in the three patients...
August 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738497/oeanolic-acid-protects-against-the-hepatotoxicity-of-d-galactosame-plus-endotoxin-in-mice
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Xiao-Li Wan, Yuan-Fu Lu, Shang-Fu Xu, Qin Wu, Jie Liu
Oleanolic acid (OA) is a triterpenoid contained in many herbal medicines. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of OA against D-galactosame plus lipopolysaccharides (D-GalN/LPS)-induced acute liver injury and the underling mechanisms. Mice were randomly divided into normal control with vehicles only (corn oil), D-GalN/LPS only (700mg/10μg/kg, ip), OA-po (200μmol/kg in corn oil, po) plus D-GalN/LPS, and OA-sc (50μmol/kg in 2% tween 80, sc) plus D-GalN/LPS groups. OA pretreatment was conducted twice daily for 4 consecutive days...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720379/inhibition-of-12-15-lox-ameliorates-cognitive-and-cholinergic-dysfunction-in-mouse-model-of-hypobaric-hypoxia-via-attenuation-of-oxidative-nitrosative-stress
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Richa Choudhary, Udayabanu Malairaman, Anju Katyal
12/15 Lipoxygenase has recently been described as potent propagator of oxidative stress and is closely associated with cognitive decline in neurodegenerative diseases. The mechanism/s behind 12/15 LOX involvement in cognitive deficits remain obscure. The current study has been designed to investigate the underlying role of 12/15LOX and effect of 12/15 LOX inhibition on hypobaric hypoxia-induced memory impairment and cholinergic deficits. Male Balb/c mice subjected to simulated hypobaric hypoxia/reoxygenation condition for 3days showed marked working memory impairment concomitant with hippocampal neuronal damage and malondialdehyde production which were significantly attenuated by baicalein, a specific inhibitor of 12/15LOX...
July 15, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713945/mir%C3%A2-433-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-growth-in-high%C3%A2-glucose-conditions
#15
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...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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/28708489/2-methoxystypandrone-improves-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-bovine-embryo-quality-through-inhibition-of-ikbkb
#17
Ayman Mesalam, Imran Khan, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Seok-Hwan Song, M M R Chowdhury, Zia Uddin, Ki Hun Park, Il-Keun Kong
2-Methoxystypandrone (2-MS), a naphthoquinone from Polygonum cuspidatum, has been reported to exhibit antioxidant activities. However, its pharmacological properties have not been fully studied in vitro culture system of oocytes and embryos development. In this study, we examined the effects of 2-MS on bovine blastocyst developmental competency during preimplantation using TUNEL assay, qRT-PCR and immunocytochemistry. Oocytes were treated with 1 μM 2-MS during maturation, followed by in vitro fertilized and the zygotes were cultured...
May 19, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700713/increased-urinary-prostaglandin-e2-metabolite-a-potential-therapeutic-target-of-gitelman-syndrome
#18
Xiaoyan Peng, Lanping Jiang, Chen Chen, Yan Qin, Tao Yuan, Ou Wang, Xiaoping Xing, Xuemei Li, Min Nie, Limeng Chen
BACKGROUND: Gitelman syndrome (GS), an inherited autosomal recessive salt-losing renal tubulopathy caused by mutations in SLC12A3 gene, has been associated with normal prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels since 1995 by a study involving 11 clinically diagnosed patients. However, it is difficult to explain why cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) inhibitors, which pharmacologically reduce PGE2 synthesis, are helpful to patients with GS, and few studies performed in the last 20 years have measured PGE2 levels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697535/cancer-stem-cells-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-urothelial-carcinoma-possible-pathways-and-potential-therapeutic-approaches
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Dong Fang, Hiroshi Kitamura
There is growing evidence of the presence of cancer stem cells in urothelial carcinoma. Cancer stem cells have the ability to self-renew and to differentiate into all cell types of the original heterogeneous tumor. A panel of diverse cancer stem cell markers might be suitable for simulation studies of urothelial cancer stem cells and for the development of optimized treatment protocols. The present review focuses on the advances in recognizing the markers of urothelial cancer stem cells and possible therapeutic targets...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688903/differential-effects-between-developmental-and-postpubertal-exposure-to-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-on-progenitor-cell-proliferation-of-rat-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-relation-to-cox2-expression-in-granule-cells
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Yousuke Watanabe, Kota Nakajima, Sayaka Mizukami, Yumi Akahori, Nobuya Imatanaka, Gye-Hyeong Woo, Toshinori Yoshida, Makoto Shibutani
This study was performed to compare the exposure effects of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), a cytocidal agent of proliferating cells, on rat hippocampal neurogenesis between developmental and postpubertal periods. Developmental exposure through maternal drinking water from gestational day 6 to day 21 after delivery on weaning decreased GFAP-immunoreactive ((+)) stem cells and increased immunoreactive cells indicative of subsequent progenitor and postmitotic immature neuronal populations, TUNEL(+) or p21(Cip1/Waf1+) stem/progenitor cells and COX2(+) granule cells, on postnatal day (PND) 21...
July 6, 2017: Toxicology
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