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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743128/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-protect-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-against-oxidation-by-modulating-nitric-oxide-release-and-autophagy
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Stefano De Cillà, Serena Farruggio, Stela Vujosevic, Giulia Raina, Davide Filippini, Valentina Gatti, Nausicaa Clemente, David Mary, Diego Vezzola, Giamberto Casini, Luca Rossetti, Elena Grossini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: the anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), Aflibercept and Ranibizumab, are used for the treatment of macular degeneration. Here we examined the involvement of nitric oxide (NO), mitochondria function and of apoptosis/autophagy in their antioxidant effects in human retinal pigment epithelium cells (RPE). METHODS: RPE were exposed to Ranibizumab/Aflibercept in the absence or presence of NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor and of autophagy activator/blocker, rapamicyn/3-methyladenine...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743126/frontal-cortex-and-hippocampal-%C3%AE-secretase-activating-protein-levels-in-prodromal-alzheimer-disease
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Sylvia E Perez, Muhammad Nadeem, Michael H Malek-Ahmadi, Bin He, Elliott J Mufson
BACKGROUND: β-Amyloid (Aβ) is the product of concerted cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β- and γ-secretases. However, the molecular mechanisms that regulate this process are not well understood. Recently, evidence was reported that γ-secretase activating protein (GSAP, 16 kDa), derived from a larger precursor protein (98 kDa), plays a role in Aβ metabolism through a mechanism involving its interaction with both γ-secretase and APP. However, a detailed evaluation of GSAP protein levels and their association with clinical and neuropathological variables are lacking during the clinical progression of Alzheimer disease (AD)...
July 26, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743116/the-role-of-tumoral-foxp3-on-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer
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Lu Zhang, Jianghao Xu, Xuan Zhang, Yi Zhang, Lu Wang, Xiaoxu Huang, Zekuan Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is little published data on the role of FOXP3 in gastric cancer. METHODS: FOXP3 expression and localization in gastric cancer tissues and cells were examined by immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, flow cytometry, western blot, and laser confocal microscopy. CCK8, plate clone, wound healing, and transwell insert assays were performed for gastric cancer cells. Potential molecules and signaling pathways were screened using high-throughput transcriptome sequencing...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743114/cervical-alpha-actinin-4-is-upregulated-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labor-and-microbial-invasion-of-the-amniotic-cavity
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Teresa Cobo, Montse Palacio, Maribel Grande, Ana B Sánchez-García, Josep M Estanyol, Marta López, Jordi Bosch, Cristina Martí, Eduard Gratacós
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the proteome profile of women with threatened preterm labor (PTL) below 34;0 weeks with and without microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) using mass spectrometry in the amniotic fluid (AF) and Western blot analysis in the cervical mucus and the vaginal fluid. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the discovery phase, a case-control study including 8 women with MIAC and 7 without matched for gestational age at sampling was performed. Proteomic profile characterization was done using the LTQ VELOS Orbitrap mass spectrometer in the AF...
July 26, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743112/microrna-302b-3p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-through-akt-pathway-by-targeting-igf-1r-in-human-gastric-cancer
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Bo Guo, Zhenghao Zhao, Zhen Wang, Qian Li, Xiaofei Wang, Wenjing Wang, Tusheng Song, Che Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MiR-302b is a major microRNA found in human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. However, its function in gastric cancer progression remains unclear. METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription-PCR was performed to detect the expression levels of miR-302b-3p in gastric cancer tissues. MTT, colony formation, and flow cytometer analyses were conducted to explore the function of miR-302b-3p in MKN-45/SGC-7901 cells. A dual-luciferase reporter was used to validate the bioinformatics-predicted target gene of miR-302b-3p...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743082/characterization-and-evaluation-of-nanoencapsulated-diethylcarbamazine-in-model-of-acute-hepatic-inflammation
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Gabriel Barros Rodrigues, Elquio Eleamen Oliveira, Francisco Jaime Bezerra Mendonça Junior, Laise Aline Martins Dos Santos, Wilma Helena de Oliveira, Maria Eduarda Rocha de França, Deniele Bezerra Lós, Brennda Martins Gabínio, Fábia Cristiane Melo Leite de Lira, Christina Alves Peixoto
Previous studies from our laboratory have demonstrated that Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) is a potent anti-inflammatory drug. The aim of the present study was to characterize the nanoencapsulation of DEC and to evaluate its effectiveness in a model of inflammation for the first time. C57BL/6 mice were divided into six groups: 1) Control; 2) Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4); 3) DEC 25mg/kg+CCl4; 4) DEC 50mg/kg+CCl4; 5) DEC-NANO 05mg/kg+CCl4 and 6) DEC-NANO 12.5mg/kg+CCl4. Liver fragments were stained with hematoxylin-eosin, and processed for Western blot, ELISA and immunohistochemistry...
July 22, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743080/the-role-of-hexon-in-egg-drop-syndrome-virus-edsv-inducing-apoptosis-in-duck-embryo-fibroblast-cells
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Xuefeng Qi, Jiamin Xu, Zugui Wang, Xueping Wang, Jingyu Wang
Although extensive efforts have been made to understand adenovirus infection in human cells, little is known for egg drop syndrome virus (EDSV) infection in the avian-derived cells. In this study, the effects of EDSV infection as well as the possible role hexon protein, the main building block of the EDSV capsid, on apoptosis induction in duck embryo fibroblast (DEF) cells was examined. Flow cytometry analysis and TUNEL assay revealed that EDSV infection induced significant apoptosis in DEF cells compared with mock infected cells...
July 17, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742973/role-of-vitamin-a-oral-supplementation-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-response-in-the-liver-of-trained-rats
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Lyvia Lintzmaier Petiz, Alice Kunzler, Rafael Calixto Bortolin, Juciano Gasparotto, Cristiane Matté, José Claudio Fonseca Moreira, Daniel Pens Gelain
The use of dietary supplements to enhance the benefit of exercise training is a common practice. The liver is the organ where all substances are metabolized, and certain supplements have been associated with liver injury. Vitamin A (VA), a liposoluble vitamin stored in the liver, is commonly used as an antioxidant supplement. Here, we evaluated the effect of chronic VA supplementation on oxidative damage and stress parameters in trained rats. Animals were divided into the following groups: sedentary (SE), sedentary/VA (SE+VA), exercise training (ET), and exercise training/VA (ET+VA)...
July 25, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742795/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-promote-bone-invasion-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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A A Elmusrati, A E Pilborough, S A Khurram, D W Lambert
BACKGROUND: The molecular mechanisms involved in the invasion of bone by oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) are poorly understood, and little is known about the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), the presence of which confers a poor prognosis. METHODS: Clinicopathological data from 277 OSCC cases involving bone resections were reviewed, and 32 cases thoroughly analysed histologically. Immunohistochemistry was used to examine αSMA, RANKL and OPG. Western blotting and qPCR were used to assess myofibroblast (CAF-like) differentiation, RANKL and OPG expression in vitro, and RANKL secretion was analysed by ELISA...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742793/intracrine-vegf-signalling-mediates-colorectal-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion
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Rajat Bhattacharya, Fan Fan, Rui Wang, Xiangcang Ye, Ling Xia, Delphine Boulbes, Lee M Ellis
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors (VEGFRs) are key regulators of angiogenesis, affecting endothelial cell survival and function. However, the effect of VEGF-VEGFR signalling on tumour cell function is not well understood. Our previous studies in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells have demonstrated an intracrine VEGF/VEGFR1 signalling mechanism that mediates CRC cell survival and chemo-sensitivity. Since extracellular VEGF signalling regulates migration of endothelial cells and various tumour cells, we attempted to determine whether intracrine VEGF signalling affects CRC cell motility...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742374/high-throughput-analysis-identifying-drugs-that-regulate-apolipoprotein-a-i-synthesis
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Michael J Haas, Luisa Onstead-Haas, William Kurban, Harshit Shah, Monica Plazarte, Ayham Chamseddin, Arshag D Mooradian
Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) is the primary antiatherogenic protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Despite the controversy as to the clinical effectiveness of raising HDL, the search is ongoing for safe and effective drugs that increase HDL and apo A-I levels. To identify novel compounds that can increase hepatic apo A-I production, two drug libraries were screened. The NIH clinical collection (NCC) and the NIH clinical collection 2 (NCC2) were purchased from Evotec (San Francisco, CA). The NCC library contains 446 compounds and the NCC2 library contains 281 compounds, all dissolved in dimethylsulfoxide at a concentration of 10 mM...
July 25, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742209/the-expression-significance-of-serum-mir-21-in-patients-with-osteosarcoma-and-its-relationship-with-chemosensitivity
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Y Hua, Z Jin, F Zhou, Y-Q Zhang, Y Zhuang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression level of serum microRNA-21 (miR-21) in 69 patients with osteosarcoma, to analyze the changes in miR-21 expression in the serum and tumor tissues before and after chemotherapy in patients with osteosarcoma, and to investigate the relationship between the expression of serum miR-21 in patients with osteosarcoma and chemosensitivity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to detect the expression level of serum miR-21 in 69 patients with osteosarcoma before and after chemotherapy, and analyze the relationship between the expression of miR-21 with tumor necrosis grading and chemosensitivity...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742201/the-study-on-expression-of-ciapin1-interfering-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-its-mechanisms
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Z Huang, G-F Su, W-J Hu, X-X Bi, L Zhang, G Wan
OBJECTIVE: Liver cancer is one of the common gastrointestinal cancers. This study was designed to investigate the effect of the cytokine-induced apoptosis inhibitor 1 (CIAPIN1) on hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation and invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To establish a low and high expression of CIAPIN1 in hepatoma cell lines, pGPU6/GFP/Neo and CIAPIN1 siRNA vectors were constructed. The growth curve of liver cancer cells with a low and high expression of CIAPIN1 was measured by MTT assay and colony formation in soft...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742200/hypoxia-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-inducing-twist1-expression
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X-D Zhang, X-Q Dong, J-L Xu, S-C Chen, Z Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether hypoxia microenvironment induced hepatocellular carcinoma cells SMMC-7721 epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and to explore the underlying molecular mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, SMMC-7721 cells were cultured under normoxia and hypoxia conditions, respectively. RT-PCR and Western blot were used to monitor the expression level of EMT-related markers, E-cadherin, and vimentin, as well as hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and Twist1...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742199/cyramza-induces-apoptosis-of-hcc4006-cell-by-affecting-the-level-of-bcl-w
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L Fang, Z Li, Y-J Chen, G-M Xiao
OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer seriously threats to patient's life and health. Cyramza is a therapeutic drug for inhibition of vessel formation and growth in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cyramza on growth and apoptosis of non-small lung cancer HCC4006 and explore the related mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability and apoptosis were examined by MTT assay and flow cytometry, respectively. Western blot was employed to examine the effect of cyramza on the apoptotic protein Bcl-w...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742193/relationship-between-il-1%C3%AE-polymorphisms-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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T-Y Tang, X-X Zhou, H Huang, Q-D Huang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and polymorphism in the IL-1β gene. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 164 OSAS patients to the observation group and 146 healthy people to the control group during the same period. Using RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism), we detected higher G/G and C/C rates on locus 154 of the IL-1β gene in the OSAS patients compared with the control group. RESULTS: Quantitative fluorescence PCR results showed no significant differences in the mRNA expression between the OSAS patients and the healthy people...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742154/lipopolysaccharide-inhibits-myogenic-differentiation-of-c2c12-myoblasts-through-the-toll-like-receptor-4-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-myoblast-derived-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE
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Yuko Ono, Kazuho Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: Circulating lipopolysaccharide (LPS) concentrations are often elevated in patients with sepsis or with various endogenous diseases that are associated with metabolic endotoxemia. Involuntary loss of skeletal muscle, termed muscle wasting, is commonly observed in these conditions, suggesting that circulating LPS might play an essential role in its development. Although impairment of muscle regeneration is an important determinant of skeletal muscle wasting, it is unclear whether LPS affects this process and, if so, by what mechanism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741790/diallyl-trisulfide-inhibits-cell-migration-and-invasion-of-human-melanoma-a375-cells-via-inhibiting-integrin-facal-adhesion-kinase-pathway
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Hsiao-Chi Wang, Yung-Lin Chu, Shu-Chen Hsieh, Lee-Yan Sheen
Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease due to its propensity for metastasis. Studies have shown that integrin-mediated focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signal pathway is implicated in cell proliferation, survival and metastasis of tumor cells. Our previous results indicated that diallyl trisulfide (DATS) provided its antimelanoma activity via inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to explore DATS mediated antimetastatic effect and the corresponding mechanism in human melanoma A375 cells...
July 25, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741686/gpr55-receptor-antagonist-decreases-glycolytic-activity-in-panc-1-pancreatic-cancer-cell-line-and-tumor-xenografts
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Michel Bernier, Jonathan Catazaro, Nagendra S Singh, Artur Wnorowski, Anna Boguszewska-Czubara, Krzysztof Jozwiak, Robert Powers, Irving W Wainer
The Warburg effect is a predominant metabolic pathway in cancer cells characterized by enhanced glucose uptake and its conversion to L-lactate and is associated with upregulated expression of HIF-1α and activation of the EGFR-MEK-ERK, Wnt-β-catenin and PI3K-AKT signaling pathways. (R,R')-4'-methoxy-1-naphthylfenoterol ((R,R')-MNF) significantly reduces proliferation, survival, and motility of PANC-1 pancreatic cancer cells through inhibition of the GPR55 receptor. We examined (R,R')-MNF's effect on glycolysis in PANC-1 cells and tumors...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741286/interleukin-6-receptor-il-6r-was-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-cervical-cancer
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Shaohong Luan, Zhijie An, Shuna Bi, Long Chen, Jun Fan
IL-6 has been found to be associated with poor response to chemoradiotherapy and poor overall prognosis of patients with cervical cancer. However, little is known about the clinicopathological significance of IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) expression in the setting of cervical cancer. To investigate the clinicopathological meaning of IL-6R in cervical cancer, expression of IL-6R was detected using immunohistochemistry in cervical cancer tissue microarray composed of 98 cases of cervical cancer and paired normal controls...
July 25, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
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