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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239848/protein-phosphatase-2a-pp2a-regulation-of-markers-of-extracellular-matrix-remodelling-in-hcc-cells-functional-consequences-for-tumour-invasion
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M P Ward, J P Spiers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A hallmark of tumour invasion is breakdown of the extracellular matrix as a consequence of dysregulation of the MMP system. While our understanding of how this is regulated by kinase signalling pathways is well established, its counter-regulation by protein phosphatases is less well known. Therefore, we investigated the effect of inhibition of protein phosphatases on markers of extracellular remodelling and how PP2A modulates MMP-9 abundance and function of Hep3B cells...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239846/inhibition-of-6-phosphofructo-2-kinase-suppresses-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-mediated-synovial-inflammation-and-joint-destruction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yaoyao Zou, Shan Zeng, Mingcheng Huang, Qian Qiu, Youjun Xiao, Maohua Shi, Zhongping Zhan, Liuqin Liang, Xiuyan Yang, Hanshi Xu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Abnormal glycolytic metabolism contributes to joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aims of this study were to investigate the role of 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase 3 (PFKFB3), a bifunctional enzyme that controls the glycolytic rate, in regulating fibroblast-like synoviocyte (FLS)-mediated synovial inflammation and invasiveness in RA. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A specific PFKFB3 inhibitor, PFK15, and siRNA were used to evaluate the role of PFKFB3...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239377/pro-inflammatory-signaling-in-a-3d-organotypic-skin-model-after-low-let-irradiation-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cox-2-activation-and-impact-on-cell-differentiation
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Anna Acheva, Giuseppe Schettino, Kevin M Prise
Nearly 85% of radiotherapy patients develop acute radiation dermatitis, which is an inflammatory reaction of the skin at the treatment field and in the surrounding area. The aims of this study were to unravel the mechanisms of radiation-induced inflammatory responses after localized irradiation in a human 3D organotypic skin culture model. This could provide possible inflammatory targets for reduction of skin side effects. 3D organotypic skin cultures were set up and locally irradiated with 225 kVp X-rays, using a combination of full exposure and partial shielding (50%) of the cultures...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239238/cytokine-imbalance-as-a-common-mechanism-in-both-psoriasis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yong Tan, Qiu Qi, Cheng Lu, Xuyan Niu, Yanping Bai, Chunyan Jiang, Yang Wang, Youwen Zhou, Aiping Lu, Cheng Xiao
Psoriasis (PS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Previous studies showed that these two diseases had a common pathogenesis, but the precise molecular mechanism remains unclear. In this study, RNA sequencing of peripheral blood mononuclear cells was employed to explore both the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) of 10 PS and 10 RA patients compared with those of 10 healthy volunteers and the shared DEGs between these two diseases. Bioinformatics network analysis was used to reveal the connections among the shared DEGs and the corresponding molecular mechanism...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239159/sarsasapogenin-aa13-inhibits-lps-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-macrophage-cells-in-vitro-and-relieves-dimethylbenzene-induced-ear-edema-in-mice
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Dong Dong, Nan-Nan Zhou, Rui-Xuan Liu, Jia-Wei Xiong, Hui Pan, Si-Qi Sun, Lei Ma, Rui Wang
Sarsasapogenin-AA13 (AA13) is a novel synthetic derivative of sarsasapogenin extracted from the Chinese herb Rhizoma Anemarrhenae. In this study we investigated the effects of AA13 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of inflammatory factors in macrophage cells and the anti-inflammatory activity of AA13 in an inflammatory model of dimethylbenzene-induced ear edema. Macrophage cells (RAW264.7 cells and mouse peritoneal macrophages) were exposed to LPS (1 μg/mL); pretreatment with AA13 (5-20 μmol/L) dose-dependently inhibited LPS-induced production of NO, TNF-α and PGE2, and LPS-stimulated expression levels of COX-2 and iNOS...
February 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239034/effects-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-osteoclasts-analysis-with-goldfish-scales-as-a-model-of-bone
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Taizo Hanmoto, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Mika Ikegame, Takashi Kondo, Kei-Ichiro Kitamura, Masato Endo, Isao Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Mishima, Toshio Sekiguchi, Makoto Urata, Azusa Seki, Sachiko Yano, Atsuhiko Hattori, Nobuo Suzuki
The effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on osteoclastogenesis were examined using fish scales that had both osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The binding of the receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) in osteoblasts to the receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK) in osteoclasts induced osteoclastogenesis. Therefore, we focused on RANK/RANKL signaling. After 6 h of incubation following LIPUS treatment, mRNA expression of RANKL increased significantly. Resulting from the increased RANKL mRNA level, the expression of transcription-regulating factors significantly increased after 6 h of incubation, and then the mRNA expression of functional genes was significantly up-regulated after 12 h of incubation...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238890/time-lapse-imaging-of-p65-and-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-translocation-kinetics-following-ca-2-induced-neuronal-injury-reveals-biphasic-translocation-kinetics-in-surviving-neurons
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Robert Schwamborn, Heiko Düssmann, Hans-Georg König, Jochen H M Prehn
The transcription factor nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) regulates neuronal differentiation, plasticity and survival. It is well established that excitatory neurotransmitters such as glutamate control NF-κB activity. Glutamate receptor overactivation is also involved in ischemic- and seizure-induced neuronal injury and neurodegeneration. However, little is known at the single cell-level how NF-κB signaling relates to neuronal survival during excitotoxic injury. We found that silencing of p65/NF-κB delayed N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-induced excitotoxic injury in hippocampal neurons, suggesting a functional role of p65 in excitotoxicity...
February 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238828/dilodendron-bipinnatum-radlk-inhibits-pro-inflammatory-mediators-through-the-induction-of-mkp-1-and-the-down-regulation-of-mapkp38-jnk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-and-cox-2-in-lps-activated-raw-264-7-cells
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Ruberlei Godinho de Oliveira, Geovane Roberto de Campos Castilho, André Luiz da Cunha, Fábio Miyajima, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The stem bark of Dilodendron bipinnatum Radlk. (Sapindaceae), a tree native to Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil, popularly known as "mulher-pobre" (poor woman), has been historically used by the locals, after decoction and maceration, for the treatment of inflammatory conditions. We have recently shown that these preparations indeed possess anti-inflammatory properties, which are mediated by the inhibition of cell migration and the modulation of Th1 and Th2 cytokines...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238827/rhizoma-smilacis-glabrae-inhibits-pathogen-induced-upper-genital-tract-inflammation-in-rats-through-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Wei Zou, Hougang Zhou, Jian Hu, Li Zhang, Qiue Tang, Xiaoke Wen, Zuoqi Xiao, Wei Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae (RSG) is traditionally used to treat gynecological disease, which is simply recorded in Chinese Pharmacopoeia. However, whether it has effect on upper genital tract inflammation (UGTI) is unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the pharmacological effect of RSG on UGTI in rats and analyze its phytochemistry characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The substances in RSG extract was qualified by LC-Q-TOF-MS method, and 11 substances were further quantified...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237914/apigenin-attenuates-hippocampal-oxidative-events-inflammation-and-pathological-alterations-in-rats-fed-high-fat-fructose-diet
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Jagan Kalivarathan, Sathiya Priya Chandrasekaran, Kalpana Kalaivanan, Vidhya Ramachandran, Anuradha Carani Venkatraman
High calorie diet promotes oxidative stress and chronic low grade inflammation that predispose to brain dysfunction and neurodegeneration. Hippocampus region of the brain has been shown to be particularly sensitive to high calorie diet. We hypothesize that apigenin (API), a flavonoid could attenuate hippocampal derangements induced by high fat-high fructose diet (HFFD). In this study, we investigated the effects of API on oxidative stress and inflammation in the hippocampus, and compared with those of sitagliptin (STG), a standard drug with neuroprotective properties...
February 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237876/passive-transfer-of-interferon-%C3%AE-over-expressing-macrophages-enhances-resistance-of-scid-mice-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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Rajamouli Pasula, William J Martin, Banu Rekha Kesavalu, Maher Y Abdalla, Bradley E Britigan
Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) is associated with increased deaths worldwide. Alveolar macrophages (AMs) play a critical role in host defense against infection with this pathogen. In this work we tested the hypothesis that passive transfer of normal AMs, IFN-γ activated AMs, or macrophages transduced to over-express IFN-γ into the lungs of immunosuppressed SCID mice, where resident macrophages are present but not functional, would enhance alveolar immunity and increase clearance of pulmonary M...
February 23, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237874/interleukin-37-suppresses-the-inflammatory-response-to-protect-cardiac-function-in-old-endotoxemic-mice
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Jilin Li, Yufeng Zhai, Lihua Ao, Haipeng Hui, David A Fullerton, Charles A Dinarello, Xianzhong Meng
Myocardial inflammatory responses to endotoxemia are enhanced in old mice, which results in worse cardiac dysfunction. Anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-37 has a broad effect on innate immunoresponses. We hypothesized that IL-37 suppresses myocardial inflammatory responses to protect cardiac function during endotoxemia in old mice. Old (20-24month) wild-type (WT), and IL-37 transgenic (IL-37tg) mice were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 0.5mg/kg, iv) or normal saline (0.1ml/mouse, iv). Six hours later, left ventricle (LV) function was assessed using a pressure-volume microcatheter...
February 23, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237856/wogonin-a-plant-derived-small-molecule-exerts-potent-anti-inflammatory-and-chondroprotective-effects-through-the-activation-of-ros-erk-nrf2-signaling-pathways-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
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Nazir M Khan, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Y Ansari, Pratap Devarapalli, Sara Haynie, Tariq M Haqqi
Osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage, is the most common form of human arthritis. Here, we evaluated the potential chondroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of Wogonin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, in IL-1β-stimulated human OA chondrocytes and cartilage explants. Wogonin completely suppressed the expression and production of inflammatory mediators including IL-6, COX-2, PGE2, iNOS and NO in IL-1β-stimulated OA chondrocytes. Further, Wogonin exhibits potent chondroprotective potential by switching the signaling axis of matrix degradation from catabolic towards anabolic ends and inhibited the expression, production and activities of matrix degrading proteases including MMP-13, MMP-3, MMP-9, and ADAMTS-4 in OA chondrocytes, and blocked the release of s-GAG and COL2A1 in IL-1β-stimulated OA cartilage explants...
February 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237795/iterative-modeling-reveals-evidence-of-sequential-transcriptional-control-mechanisms
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Christine S Cheng, Marcelo S Behar, Gajendra W Suryawanshi, Kristyn E Feldman, Roberto Spreafico, Alexander Hoffmann
Combinatorial control of gene expression is presumed to be mediated by molecular interactions between coincident transcription factors (TFs). While information on the genome-wide locations of TFs is available, the genes they regulate and whether they function combinatorially often remain open questions. Here, we developed a mechanistic, rather than statistical, modeling approach to elucidate TF control logic from gene expression data. Applying this approach to hundreds of genes in 85 datasets measuring the transcriptional responses of murine fibroblasts and macrophages to cytokines and pathogens, we found that stimulus-responsive TFs generally function sequentially in logical OR gates or singly...
February 10, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237719/il-1%C3%AE-directly-suppress-ghrelin-mrna-expression-in-ghrelin-producing-cells
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Mika Bando, Hiroshi Iwakura, Yoko Ueda, Hiroyuki Ariyasu, Hidefumi Inaba, Yasushi Furukawa, Hiroto Furuta, Masahiro Nishi, Takashi Akamizu
In animal models, ghrelin production is suppressed by LPS administration. To elucidate the detailed molecular mechanisms involved in the phenomenon, we investigated the effects of LPS and LPS-inducible cytokines, including TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6, on the expression of ghrelin in the ghrelin-producing cell line MGN3-1. These cells expressed IL-1R, and IL-1β significantly suppressed ghrelin mRNA levels. The suppressive effects of IL-1β were attenuated by knockdown of IKKβ, suggesting the involvement of the NF-κB pathway...
February 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237661/inflammation-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-the-tissue-specific-functions-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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REVIEW
Leen Catrysse, Geert van Loo
Obesity is becoming a major health concern in Western society, and medical conditions associated with obesity are grouped in the metabolic syndrome. Overnutrition activates several proinflammatory signaling pathways, leading to a condition of chronic low-grade inflammation in several metabolic tissues affecting their proper function. Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling is a crucial pathway in this process and has been studied extensively in the context of obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Here we give an overview of the molecular mechanisms behind the inflammatory function of NF-κB in response to overnutrition and the effect this has on several metabolic tissues...
February 22, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237649/protein-kinase-ck2%C3%AE-catalytic-subunit-ameliorates-diabetic-renal-inflammatory-fibrosis-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Junying Huang, Zhiquan Chen, Jie Li, Qiuhong Chen, Jingyan Li, Wenyan Gong, Jiani Huang, Peiqing Liu, Heqing Huang
Activation of casein kinase 2 (CK2) is closely linked to the body disturbance of carbohydrate metabolism and inflammatory reaction. The renal chronic inflammatory reaction in the setting of diabetes is one of the important hallmarks of diabetic renal fibrosis. However, it remains unknown whether CK2 influences the process of diabetic renal fibrosis. The current study is aimed to investigate if CK2α ameliorates renal inflammatory fibrosis in diabetes via NF-κB pathway. To explore potential regulatory mechanism of CK2α, the expression and activity of CK2α, which were studied by plasmid transfection, selective inhibitor, small-interfering RNA (siRNA) and adenovirus infection in vitro or in vivo, were analyzed by means of western blotting (WB), dual luciferase reporter assay and electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA)...
February 22, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237528/identification-of-potential-therapeutic-target-genes-key-mirnas-and-mechanisms-in-oral-lichen-planus-by-bioinformatics-analysis
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Cuihua Gong, Shangtong Sun, Bing Liu, Jing Wang, Xiaodong Chen
The study aimed to identify the potential target genes and key miRNAs as well as to explore the underlying mechanisms in the pathogenesis of oral lichen planus (OLP) by bioinformatics analysis. The microarray data of GSE38617 were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. A total of 7 OLP and 7 normal samples were used to identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs. The DEGs were then performed functional enrichment analyses. Furthermore, DEG-miRNA network and miRNA-function network were constructed by Cytoscape software...
February 12, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237485/effect-of-curcumin-on-expressions-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAbp65-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-8-in-placental-tissue-of-premature-birth-of-infected-mice
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Yan-Zi Guo, Ping He, Ai-Min Feng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of curcumin on expressions of nuclear transcription factor-kappa Bp65 (NF-κBp65), TNF-α and IL-8 in placental tissue of premature birth of infected mice induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). METHODS: A total of 60 C57BL/6 mice pregnant with 15 d were collected and randomly divided into control group, model group, treatment group and preventative group. LPS was repeatedly injected in abdominal cavity to construct infected premature birth model, while mice of control group were given with 100 mg/kg of vitamin C through abdominal cavity injection and mice of treatment group and preventative group were given curcumin of 100 mg/kg through abdominal cavity injection after modeling operation and before 1 d of modeling operation, respectively...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237480/preventive-and-therapeutic-effect-of-simvastatin-on-secondary-inflammatory-damage-of-rats-with-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Hong-Xia Zhou, Ling-Huan Gao, Ling-Li Meng, Yu-Xin Zhang, Zi-Feng Wei, Dao-Wen Si
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the preventive and therapeutic effect and mechanism of simvastatin on secondary inflammatory damage of rats with cerebral hemorrhage. METHODS: Sixty SD rat aged 9-12 weeks were chosen and divided into the control group, model group and simvastatin-treated group randomly with 20 rats in each group. Rats in the model group and simvastatin-treated group were infused with autologous fresh uncoagulated blood to the right brain tissue of the basal ganglia to build the cerebral hemorrhage model, while rats in the control group were treated with the same amount of normal saline...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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