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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813533/18%C3%A3-glycyrrhetinic-acid-derivative-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-aquaporin-3-expression-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Chi-Feng Hung, Chien-Yu Hsiao, Wen-Hao Hsieh, Hsin-Ju Li, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chun-Nan Lin, Hsun-Hsien Chang, Nan-Lin Wu
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza) species have been widely used as a traditional medicine and a natural sweetener in foods. The 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (18β-GA) is a bioactive compound in licorice that exhibits potential anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activities. Many synthesized derivatives of 18β-GA have been reported to be cytotoxic and suggested for the treatment of malignant diseases. In this study, we explored the possible pharmacological roles of an 18β-GA derivative in skin biology using primary human dermal fibroblasts and HaCaT keratinocytes as cell models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812276/arundic-acid-increases-expression-and-function-of-astrocytic-glutamate-transporter-eaat1-via-the-erk-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Pratap Karki, Peter Hong, James Johnson, Edward Pajarillo, Deok-Soo Son, Michael Aschner, Eunsook Y Lee
Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, but excessive synaptic glutamate must be removed to prevent excitotoxic injury and death. Two astrocytic glutamate transporters, excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT) 1 and 2, play a major role in eliminating excess glutamate from the synapse. Dysregulation of EAAT1 contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), ataxia, traumatic brain injuries, and glaucoma. In the present study, we investigated the effect of arundic acid on EAAT1 to determine its efficacy in enhancing the expression and function of EAAT1, and its possible mechanisms of action...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811578/an-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-inducing-potential-of-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-in-colon-cancer
#3
Yaqiong Chen, Zhi Zhao, Yu Chen, Zhonglin Lv, Xin Ding, Renxi Wang, He Xiao, Chunmei Hou, Beifen Shen, Jiannan Feng, Renfeng Guo, Yan Li, Hui Peng, Gencheng Han, Guojiang Chen
Growing evidence shows that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) has progression-promoting potentials in certain solid tumors, which is largely attributed to the immunomodulatory function of this cytokine in tumor niches. However, little is known about the effect of GM-CSF on cancer cells. Herein, we show that chronic exposure of colon cancer cells to GM-CSF, which harbor its receptor, leads to occurrence of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), in time and dose-dependent manners...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811486/detecting-human-melanoma-cell-re-differentiation-following-braf-or-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibition-using-photoacoustic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Anant Shah, Teresa Delgado-Goni, Teresa Casals Galobart, Slawomir Wantuch, Yann Jamin, Martin O Leach, Simon P Robinson, Jeffrey Bamber, Mounia Beloueche-Babari
Targeted therapies specific to the BRAF-MEK-ERK signaling pathway have shown great promise in the treatment of malignant melanoma in the last few years, with these drugs now commonly used in clinic. Melanoma cells treated using these agents are known to exhibit increased levels of melanin pigment and tyrosinase activity. In this study we assessed the potential of non-invasive imaging approaches (photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)) to detect melanin induction in SKMEL28 human melanoma cells, following inhibition of Hsp90 and BRAF signaling using 17-AAG and vemurafenib, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810936/lncrna-c2dat1-promotes-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-mir-34a-5p-in-osteosarcoma-cells
#5
Daofu Jia, Yanping Niu, Dongling Li, Zhaorui Liu
Osteosarcoma is a highly aggressive malignant bone tumor with poor prognosis in cases. Evidence suggested that lncRNAsare deregulated in multiple cancers. In this study, we investigated the role of the lncRNA C2dat1 on the biological functions of osteosarcoma cells. The expressions of C2dat1, miR-34a-5p and Sirt1 in human osteosarcoma cells were altered by transfection with their specific vectors/shRNA, or mimic/inhibitor. Then, cell viability, migration, invasion and apoptosis were respectively assessed post-transfection...
August 15, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810836/suppression-of-agr2-in-a-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-smad-regulatory-pathway-mediates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#6
Lucia Sommerova, Eva Ondrouskova, Borivoj Vojtesek, Roman Hrstka
BACKGROUND: During cancer progression, epithelial cancer cells can be reprogrammed into mesenchymal-like cells with increased migratory potential through the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), representing an essential step of tumor progression towards metastatic state. AGR2 protein was shown to regulate several cancer-associated processes including cellular proliferation, survival and drug resistance. METHODS: The expression of AGR2 was analyzed in cancer cell lines exposed to TGF-β alone or to combined treatment with TGF-β and the Erk1/2 inhibitor PD98059 or the TGF-β receptor specific inhibitor SB431542...
August 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810643/occludin-downregulation-in-high-glucose-is-regulated-by-sstr2-via-the-vegf-nrp1-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rf-6a-cells
#7
Mengling Li, Shuaiwei Wang, Songjiang Wang, Lei Zhang, Dongdong Wu, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Jun Wang
Occludin is a tight junction protein that forms the permeability barrier, which is typically disturbed in ischemic associated diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) in RF/6A cells is involved in the modulation of the downregulation of occludin induced by high glucose, and to evaluate the implicated molecules. RF/6A cells were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium and treated with 0 or 30 mM D-glucose. SSTR2 agonist octreotide (OCT), OCT with SSTR2 antagonist cycle-somatostatin (c-SOM) and neuropilin 1 (NRP1) inhibitor ATWLPPR, respectively, were administered to RF/6A cells under high glucose conditions...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810597/dual-inhibition-of-met-and-src-kinase-activity-as-a-combined-targeting-strategy-for-colon-cancer
#8
Na Song, Xiujuan Qu, Shizhou Liu, Simeng Zhang, Jing Liu, Jinglei Qu, Huachuan Zheng, Yunpeng Liu, Xiaofang Che
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/MET signaling is implicated in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) and possesses therapeutic value for various types of cancer. However, inhibition of MET alone has been demonstrated to have limited efficacy. The present study examined the combined inhibition of MET and SRC kinase activity in colon cancer cells. Furthermore, the role of the HGF/MET pathway in ligand-dependent and -independent activation was demonstrated. The single inhibition of MET by knockdown small interfering RNA or inhibitor indicated a limited anti-viability effects without inhibiting the basal phosphorylation levels of SRC, protein kinase B (AKT) or extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810581/protective-effect-of-glycyrrhizin-on-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-induced-oxidative-stress-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-inflammatory-reactions-through-high-mobility-group-box-1-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-expression
#9
Xiangna Cai, Xin Wang, Jilin Li, Shuying Chen
Glycyrrhizin, which is a type of perennial leguminous caudex, has been used in various Asian countries, including P.R. China, India and Japan, for thousands of years. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of glycyrrhizin on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury through oxidative stress, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and inflammatory reactions via high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) expression. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: Sham; myocardial I/R injury + non-treated; myocardial I/R injury + 2 mg/kg glycyrrhizin; myocardial I/R injury + 4 mg/kg glycyrrhizin; and myocardial I/R injury + 10 mg/kg glycyrrhizin...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810534/thymoquinone-prevents-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-mitochondria-induced-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-partial-hepatic-warm-ischemia-reperfusion
#10
Ahlem Bouhlel, Ben Mosbah, Hadj Abdallah, Catherine Ribault, Roselyne Viel, Saber Mannaï, Anne Corlu, Ben Abdennebi
This study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of thymoquinone (TQ), the bioactive compound of Nigella sativa seeds, against warm ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in liver. Rats were given an oral administration of a vehicle solution (sham group) or TQ at the appropriate dose (10, 20, 30 and 40mg/kg) for ten days consecutively. Following, they were subjected to 60min of partial hepatic ischemia followed by 24h of reperfusion. .Transaminase activities, histopathological changes, TNFα and antioxidant parameters were evaluated...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810254/insulin-influences-lps-induced-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-release-through-distinct-pathways-in-mouse-macrophages-from-different-compartments
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Fernando H G Tessaro, Thais S Ayala, Eduardo L Nolasco, Leonardo M Bella, Joilson O Martins
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diabetic subjects are more susceptible to infections, which is partially due to insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia. We hypothesized that insulin influences cytokine release by macrophages from diabetic C57BL/6 mice stimulated with lipopolysaccharides (LPS). METHODS: Bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM) and tissue-specific macrophages from diabetic (alloxan 60 mg/kg, i.v.) male C57BL/6 mice were stimulated by LPS (100 ng/mL) and/or treated by insulin (1 mU/mL)...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810249/knockdown-of-cxcl10-inhibits-mesangial-cell-proliferation-in-murine-habu-nephritis-via-erk-signaling
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Jie Gao, Lingling Wu, Yong Wang, Shaoyuan Cui, Shuwei Duan, Zheyi Dong, Zhe Feng, Xiangmei Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: IFN-γ-inducible protein 10 (IP-10, CXCL10) has been widely demonstrated to be involved in chemotaxis, cell growth regulation and angiogenesis inhibition. It has been reported that CXCL10 expression is significantly increased in patients with MesPGN (Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis). However, the underlying mechanism of CXCL10 in MesPGN reminds unclear. METHODS: Wildtype (Cxcl10+/+) mice and Cxcl10-deficient (Cxcl10-/-) mice were used to generate a murine model of MesPGN...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808415/foxo-signaling-pathways-as-therapeutic-targets-in-cancer
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Mohd Farhan, Haitao Wang, Uma Gaur, Peter J Little, Jiangping Xu, Wenhua Zheng
Many transcription factors play a key role in cellular differentiation and the delineation of cell phenotype. Transcription factors are regulated by phosphorylation, ubiquitination, acetylation/deacetylation and interactions between two or more proteins controlling multiple signaling pathways. These pathways regulate different physiological processes and pathological events, such as cancer and other diseases. The Forkhead box O (FOXO) is one subfamily of the fork head transcription factor family with important roles in cell fate decisions and this subfamily is also suggested to play a pivotal functional role as a tumor suppressor in a wide range of cancers...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808342/effect-of-nitric-oxide-on-human-corneal-epithelial-cell-viability-and-corneal-wound-healing
#14
Joo-Hee Park, Ja-Yeon Kim, Dong Ju Kim, Martha Kim, Minwook Chang, Roy S Chuck, Choul Yong Park
Although the wound healing effects of nitric oxide (NO) are known, the mechanism by which NO modulates corneal wound healing remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effect of exogenous NO donor (NaNO2) on corneal wound healing. We found that NaNO2 (0.1 μM to 100 μM) increased human corneal epithelial cell (HCEC) viability and migration. It also modulated the phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in a time- dependent manner in those HCECs. Further, p38 MAPK phosphorylation increased at 6 h and normalized at 24 h, while the phosphorylation of extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK) was increased both at 6 h and 24 h...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808050/inactivating-braf-mutations-modulate-ras-mapk-signaling
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Hypoactive BRAF mutants bind more tightly to active RAS and amplify ERK signaling.
August 14, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808038/the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-pathway-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-bladder-cancer
#16
Shuxiong Zeng, Yanjun Zhu, Ai-Hong Ma, Weimin Yu, Hongyong Zhang, Tzu-Yin Lin, Wei Shi, Clifford G Tepper, Paul T Henderson, Susan Airhart, Jianming Guo, Chuanliang Xu, Ralph de Vere White, Chong-Xian Pan
PURPOSE: Activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway occurs in over 40% of bladder urothelial cancers. The aim of this study is to determine the therapeutic potential, the underlying action and resistant mechanisms of drugs targeting the PI3K pathway. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Urothelial cancer cell lines and patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) were analyzed for alterations of the PI3K pathway and for their sensitivity to the small molecule inhibitor pictilisib alone and in combination with cisplatin and/or gemcitabine...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808027/de-novo-mutations-in-inhibitors-of-wnt-bmp-and-ras-erk-signaling-pathways-in-non-syndromic-midline-craniosynostosis
#17
Andrew T Timberlake, Charuta G Furey, Jungmin Choi, Carol Nelson-Williams, Erin Loring, Amy Galm, Kristopher T Kahle, Derek M Steinbacher, Dawid Larysz, John A Persing, Richard P Lifton
Non-syndromic craniosynostosis (NSC) is a frequent congenital malformation in which one or more cranial sutures fuse prematurely. Mutations causing rare syndromic craniosynostoses in humans and engineered mouse models commonly increase signaling of the Wnt, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP), or Ras/ERK pathways, converging on shared nuclear targets that promote bone formation. In contrast, the genetics of NSC is largely unexplored. More than 95% of NSC is sporadic, suggesting a role for de novo mutations. Exome sequencing of 291 parent-offspring trios with midline NSC revealed 15 probands with heterozygous damaging de novo mutations in 12 negative regulators of Wnt, BMP, and Ras/ERK signaling (10...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807980/cd177-modulates-human-neutrophil-migration-through-activation-mediated-integrin-and-chemoreceptor-regulation
#18
Ming Bai, Ricardo Grieshaber-Bouyer, Junxia Wang, Angela B Schmider, Zachary S Wilson, Liling Zeng, Olha Halyabar, Matthew D Godin, Hung N Nguyen, Anaïs Levescot, Pierre Cunin, Craig T Lefort, Roy J Soberman, Peter A Nigrovic
CD177 is a GPI-anchored protein expressed by a variable proportion of human neutrophils that mediates surface expression of the anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) antigen proteinase 3. CD177 associates with β2 integrins and recognizes PECAM-1, suggesting a role in neutrophil migration. However, CD177(pos) neutrophils exhibit no clear migratory advantage in vivo, despite interruption of transendothelial migration by in vitro CD177 ligation. We sought to understand this paradox. Using a PECAM-1-independent transwell system, we found that CD177(pos) and CD177(neg) neutrophils migrated comparably...
August 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807789/the-expression-of-erk-and-jnk-in-patients-with-an-endemic-osteochondropathy-kashin-beck-disease
#19
XiaoXia Dai, RuiXia Song, YongMin Xiong
Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is a chronic, endemic osteochondropathy. Its etiopathogenesis is still obscure until now. Epidemiological observation has shown that low selenium play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of KBD. Extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) and C-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), members of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) superfamily, play an important role in cell proliferation and differentiation. Nuclear factor-ĸB (NF-ĸB), an important signaling mediator for inflammatory and immune responses, is involved in the regulation of osteoclastogenesis...
August 11, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807774/chlorin-e6-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-promotes-collagen-production-and-suppresses-mmps-expression-via-modulating-ap-1-signaling-in-p-acnes-stimulated-hacat-cells
#20
A-Reum Ryu, Mi-Young Lee
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a clinically approved therapeutics for cancers and non-neoplastic diseases, based on the use of a photosensitizer activated by a light. The feasibility of PDT depends on several factors, such as PDT dose, photosensitizer efficacy, type of light source, and target tissue irradiated. METHODS: In this study, the second generation photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) and halogen light were used to investigate their PDT effect on the collagen production and MMPs expression of heat killed P...
August 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
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