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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735448/inhibitory-effects-of-andrographolide-on-activated-macrophages-and-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Swati Gupta, Kamla Prasad Mishra, Shashi Bala Singh, Lilly Ganju
Andrographolide, a diterpenoid lactone obtained from plant Andrographis paniculata, is used in South Asian countries to relieve various inflammatory symptoms. To study the effects of this agent, the impact of andrographolide on production of inflammatory mediators were delineated in mouse peritoneal macrophages (PMϕ). Inflammatory mediators like nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin-6 and related molecular mechanisms of andrographolide-mediated inhibition of enzymes/transcription factors were studied...
July 22, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735081/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-cecropin-a2-from-musca-domestica
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Rui-Yang Wei, Jie Bai, Meng-Fei Zhao, Bin Xu, Wen-Jia Li, Feng-Xian Wei, Yan-Yan Xi, Shao-Yu Li
This study aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of Musca domestica cecropin-A2 (Mdc-A2) toward Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) to learn more about their immunological functions. RAW264.7 cells were transfected with recombinant lentiviruses introduce pLEX-Mdc-A2into the RAW264.7 cell line (RAW-Mdc-A2). The RAW264.7 cell line with empty pLEX (RAW-pLEX) was produced in the same manner as a negative control. Real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) was performed to analyze the mRNA expression of TNF-a, IL-1β, NFκB-1 and NFκB-2 in S...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735033/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-vimentin-is-involved-in-steroidogenesis-stimulated-by-mono-butyl-phthalate-in-primary-cultured-ovarian-granulosa-cells
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Chang Zhang, Pan Gong, Yan Ye, Lulu Zhang, Minjian Chen, Yanhui Hu, Aihua Gu, Shanshan Chen, Yubang Wang
Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) and its active metabolite, monobutyl phthalate (MBP) are the most common endocrine disrupting chemicals. Many studies indicated the effects of MBP on male steroidogenesis, however, little attention have been paid on the effects of low levels of MBP on female steroidogenesis. This study was aimed to assess steroidogenesis stimulated by low-dose MBP on primary cultured ovarian granulosa cells (mGCs). Ovarian granulosa cells were isolated from ICR female mice. Hormone levels in medium were detected by ELISA, mRNA and protein expressions of vimentin, NF-κB p65 and phosphorylation of NF-κB p65 (p-p65) were assayed by qRT-PCR, western blot and immunohistochemistry, respectively...
July 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734766/trpv1-modulates-morphine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-via-p38-mapk-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
#4
Sa-Ik Hong, Thi-Lien Nguyen, Shi-Xun Ma, Hyoung-Chun Kim, Seok-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang
Emerging evidence suggests that the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 channel (TRPV1) is a novel target for the treatment of drug addiction, such as cocaine and morphine. Previously we reported that TRPV1 inhibition reduced morphine reward in the dorsal striatum (DSt) of mice and morphine self-administration through a decrease in accumbal activity in rats. However, the role of TRPV1 on morphine-conditioned reward in addiction-related brain regions, such as the nucleus accumbens (NAc), has not been previously established...
July 19, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734155/activation-of-mtor-is-involved-in-anti-%C3%AE-2gpi-%C3%AE-2gpi-induced-expression-of-tissue-factor-and-il-8-in-monocytes
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Longfei Xia, Hong Zhou, Ting Wang, Yachao Xie, Ting Wang, Xiaoyan Wang, Jinchuan Yan
Previous study has demonstrated that activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in endothelial cells (ECs) results in the formation of chronic vascular lesions associated with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In addition, it has been shown that stimulation of monocytes and ECs by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) leads to a prothrombotic and proinflammatory state and up-regulated expression of tissue factor (TF) and inflammatory cytokines. However, the role of mTOR in pathogenic mechanisms of APS remains largely unexplored...
June 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733880/effect-of-asiatic-acid-on-the-ang-ii-at1r-nadph-oxidase-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-renovascular-hypertensive-rats
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Putcharawipa Maneesai, Sarawoot Bunbupha, Upa Kukongviriyapan, Laddawan Senggunprai, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Parichat Prachaney, Poungrat Pakdeechote
Asiatic acid, a triterpenoid compound derived from Centella asiatica, has been demonstrated to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The present study evaluated the effects of asiatic acid on hemodynamic alterations, renin-angiotensin system (RAS), oxidative stress, and inflammation in 2K-1C hypertensive rats. Renovascular hypertension was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats and treated with vehicle, asiatic acid (30 mg/kg/day), or captopril (5 mg/kg/day) for 4 weeks. We observed that 2K-1C hypertensive rats exhibited hemodynamic alterations such as high blood pressure, heart rate, hindlimb vascular resistance, and low hindlimb blood flow...
July 21, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733866/inhibitory-effect-and-mechanism-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-melanoma-cells
#7
J Zhang, L Hou, D Zhao, M Pan, Z Wang, H Hu, J He
PURPOSE: To explore the inhibitory effect and mechanism of MSCs on melanoma proliferation. METHODS: The inhibitory effect of MSCs on melanoma A375 cells was detected by co-culture and conditioned medium (CM) experiments using MTT method. The cell cycle was analyzed by flow cytometry. Then, Western Blot experiment detected the expression of proteins related to NF-κB signaling in A375 cells. The expression of IL-1Ra in MSCs was proved by RT-PCR. The over-expression and silencing vector pcDNA3...
July 21, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733583/activation-of-lxr%C3%AE-improves-cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-pulmonary-artery-hypertension-in-rats
#8
Yibo Gong, Yifeng Yang, Qin Wu, Ge Gao, Yin Liu, Yaoyao Xiong, Can Huang, Sijie Wu
Inflammatory factors regulated by NF-κB play a significant role in PAH and myocardial hypertrophy. LXR activation may inhibit myocardial hypertrophy via suppressing inflammatory pathways; it is unknown whether LXR is also involved in PAH-induced myocardial hypertrophy or remodeling. To further explore the protective effect of LXR in PAH-induced cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling, a PAH model was developed, and T0901317, an agonist of LXR, was used to examine the effect of LXR activation. PAH rats demonstrated obvious cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling in the right ventricle, but significant improvement of cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling was observed in PAH rats treated with T0901317...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733545/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-targeting-the-aurkc-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-interaction-decreases-transformed-growth-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Eun Hee Han, Jin-Young Min, Shin-Ae Yoo, Sung-Joon Park, Yun-Jeong Choe, Hee Sub Yun, Zee-Won Lee, Sun Woo Jin, Hyung Gyun Kim, Hye Gwang Jeong, Hyun Kyoung Kim, Nam Doo Kim, Young-Ho Chung
The Aurora kinases, Aurora A (AURKA), Aurora B (AURKB), and Aurora C (AURKC), are serine/threonine kinases required for the control of mitosis (AURKA and AURKB) or meiosis (AURKC). Several Aurora kinase inhibitors are being investigated as novel anticancer therapeutics. Recent studies demonstrated that AURKC activation contributes to breast cancer cell transformation. Therefore, AURKC is both a promising marker and therapeutic target for breast cancer; however, its signaling network has not been fully characterized...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733537/depdc1-is-required-for-cell-cycle-progression-and-motility-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#10
Xuefei Feng, Chundong Zhang, Ling Zhu, Lian Zhang, Hongxia Li, Longxia He, Yan Mi, Yitao Wang, Jiang Zhu, Youquan Bu
DEP domain containing 1 (DEPDC1) is a newly identified cancer-related and cell cycle related gene and has been demonstrated as a novel therapeutic target for bladder cancer. However, the functional involvement and therapeutic potential of DEPDC1 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unclear. Our results showed that DEPDC1 was overexpressed at both mRNA and protein levels in NPC tissues compared with normal or non-tumor tissues. The siRNA-mediated DEPDC1 depletion resulted in significant inhibition of proliferation and delay in cell cycle progression in both NPC cell lines, CNE-1 and HNE-1...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733487/the-stat4-mll1-epigenetic-axis-regulates-the-antimicrobial-functions-of-murine-macrophages
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William F Carson, Karen A Cavassani, Elyara M Soares, Soichiro Hirai, Nicolai A Kittan, Matthew A Schaller, Melissa M Scola, Amrita Joshi, Akihiro Matsukawa, David M Aronoff, Craig N Johnson, Yali Dou, Katherine A Gallagher, Steven L Kunkel
Macrophages are critical immune cells for the clearance of microbial pathogens and cellular debris from peripheral tissues. Macrophage inflammatory responses are governed by gene expression patterns, and these patterns are often subject to epigenetic control. Chromatin modifications, such as histone methylation, regulate gene accessibility in macrophages, and macrophage polarization is governed in part by the expression and function of chromatin-modifying enzymes. The histone methyltransferase mixed-lineage leukemia 1 (MLL1) preferentially modifies lysine residue 4 on the unstructured protein tail of histone H3...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733462/human-t-cell-immunosenescence-and-inflammation-in-aging
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Arsun Bektas, Shepherd H Schurman, Ranjan Sen, Luigi Ferrucci
The aging process is driven by a finite number of inter-related mechanisms that ultimately lead to the emergence of characteristic phenotypes, including increased susceptibility to multiple chronic diseases, disability, and death. New assays and analytical tools have become available that start to unravel some of these mechanisms. A prevailing view is that aging leads to an imbalance between stressors and stress-buffering mechanisms that causes loss of compensatory reserve and accumulation of unrepaired damage...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733218/esculentoside-a-inhibits-lps-induced-bv2-microglia-activation-through-activating-ppar-%C3%AE
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Dong Li-Hua, Li Yan, Wang Shi-Ji, Wang Guang, Sheng Lu-Lu, Pan Xue-Feng, Sun Pengda
Neuroinflammation has been recognized as a factor in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. Esculentoside A (EsA), a saponin isolated from Phytolacca esculenta, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory activity. However, little research has been reported on the anti-neuroinflammatory effects of EsA. EsA concentration-dependently suppressed LPS-induced TNF-α, IL-1β, and PGE2 production. LPS-induced NF-κB activation was inhibited by treatment of EsA. Furthermore, EsA concentration-dependently up-regulated the expression of PPAR-γ...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733217/protective-effect-of-forsythiaside-a-on-ova-induced-asthma-in-mice
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Jin Qian, Xiaorong Ma, Yali Xun, Lei Pan
Forsythiaside A (FSA), an active constituent isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb Forsythia suspensa, has been known to have anti-inflammatory effect. However, the effect of FSA on allergic airway inflammation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of FSA on OVA-induced asthma in mice. Mice model of asthma was induced by OVA. OVA-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) and inflammatory cells in BALF were detected. The production of IgE, IL-4, IL-5, IFN-γ, and IL-13 were detected by ELISA...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733145/adipocytes-promote-nicotine-induced-injury-of-endothelial-cells-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#15
Xiu Liu, Chao-Nan Wang, Chen-Yang Qiu, Wei Song, Lin-Fang Wang, Bao Liu
Cigarette smoking is one of the most important risk factors of atherosclerosis, which can induce endothelial injury. Meanwhile, adipocytes are the main cell type of perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT), the largest endocrine and paracrine organ and direct anatomical connection to adventitia, which may play a key role in the injury of endothelial cells. We used nicotine to induce dysfunctional HUVECs and adipocytes. In addition, we used a novel model to co-culture HUVECs and adipocytes in vitro by the transwell co-culture system to determine the effect of adipocytes on endothelial injury...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733032/pilose-antler-polypeptides-potentiates-osteoblast-differentiation-and-inhibits-osteoclastogenesis-via-manipulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Guangwang Liu, Chao Ma, Peian Wang, Peiying Zhang, Xinhua Qu, Shen Liu, Zanjing Zhai, Degang Yu, Juan Gao, Jun Liang, Weixiang Dai, Lindong Zhou, Mengjiao Xia, Huilin Yang
Bones are inflexible yet ever-changing metabolic organs, and bone homeostasis is maintained through two delicately regulated processes: bone construction and bone reabsorption. An imbalance in bone metabolism is linked to most orthopedic diseases, including osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Importantly, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blocks osteoblast differentiation and stimulates osteoclast formation, resulting in delayed deposition of new bone and accelerated bone resorption, especially in rheumatoid arthritis patients with inflammatory conditions...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732288/lncrna-hotair-alleviates-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-targeting-mir-138-and-inactivating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#17
Hong-Ju Zhang, Qiao-Feng Wei, Shu-Jun Wang, Hong-Jie Zhang, Xiu-Ying Zhang, Qin Geng, Yan-Hui Cui, Xiu-Hua Wang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and autoimmune-mediated inflammatory disease. We aimed to investigate the regulation of lncRNA HOTAIR in LPS-treated chondrocytes and RA mouse. Our results showed that HOTAIR expression was significantly reduced in LPS-treated chondrocytes. The HOTAIR was then over-expressed in chondrocytes by transfecting recombinant lentivirus carrying sequences encoding HOTAIR. The LPS-induced reduction of cell proliferation rate and production of two inflammatory factors interleukin (IL)-17, IL-23 were markedly inhibited...
July 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732110/growth-inhibitory-effect-of-%C3%AE-eudesmol-on-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-and-its-potential-suppressive-effect-on-heme-oxygenase-1-production-stat1-3-activation-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-downregulation
#18
Vivek Bhakta Mathema, Wanna Chaijaroenkul, Juntra Karbwang, Kesara Na-Bangchang
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a progressively fatal form of cancer originating from the malignant transformation of hepatic biliary cholangiocytes. The present study reports for the first time in vitro growth inhibitory activities of β-eudesmol, the bioactive sesquiterpenoid present in the rhizome of Atractylodes lancea (Thunb) DC., with respect to its underlying potential effects on heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) production, STAT1/3 phosphorylation, and NF-κB protein expression in human CCA cell line CL-6. The cytotoxic effect of β-eudesmol on CL-6 cells was evaluated by MTT assay using normal human embryonic fibroblast (OUMS) as a control cell line...
July 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732027/serum-irisin-and-myostatin-levels-after-2-weeks-of-high-altitude-climbing
#19
Ewa Śliwicka, Tomasz Cisoń, Zbigniew Kasprzak, Alicja Nowak, Łucja Pilaczyńska-Szcześniak
Exposure to high-altitude hypoxia causes physiological and metabolic adaptive changes by disturbing homeostasis. Hypoxia-related changes in skeletal muscle affect the closely interconnected energy and regeneration processes. The balance between protein synthesis and degradation in the skeletal muscle is regulated by several molecules such as myostatin, cytokines, vitamin D, and irisin. This study investigates changes in irisin and myostatin levels in male climbers after a 2-week high-altitude expedition, and their association with 25(OH)D and indices of inflammatory processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731891/white-wine-consumption-influences-inflammatory-phase-of-repair-following-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#20
Nikola Ključević, Ana Marija Milat, Mia Grga, Ivana Mudnić, Mladen Boban, Ivica Grković
Effects of white wine consumption on the expression of inflammatory markers/mediators (MMP-2, MMP-9, NF-ĸB p65 and TGF-β1) in myocardial tissue following experimentally induced permanent myocardial ischemia was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given either a combination of white wine and water or water only, for 28 days. After coronary ligation, animals were left to survive for 24 hours. Three representative areas: infarct/ischemic, peri-infarct/border zone and control/non-ischemic zones were analysed for expression of immunoreactivity by measuring threshold area % of signal density...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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