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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453986/sterol-o-acyltransferase-1-deficiency-improves-defective-insulin-signaling-in-the-brains-of-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Ning Xu, Hao Meng, Tian-Yi Liu, Ying-Li Feng, Yuan Qi, Dong-Huan Zhang, Hong-Lei Wang
Insulin resistance induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) is related to metabolic diseases, and sterol O-acyltransferase 1 (SOAT1) is a key enzyme for the biosynthesis of cholesteryl ester. In the present study, wild-type (WT) mice and SOAT1-knockout (KO) mice with a C57BL6 background fed a HFD were used to explore the role of SOAT1 in the hypothalamus. The results show that the WT mice exhibited a significant increase in body weight as well as hepatic histologic changes; they also had a lower glucose and insulin tolerance than the WT mice fed a normal diet...
February 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453972/artemin-regulates-cxcr4-expression-to-induce-migration-and-invasion-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-through-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Juan Wang, Hui Wang, Jun Cai, Shaoxia Du, Beibei Xin, Wei Wei, Ti Zhang, Xiaohong Shen
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most lethal human malignant tumor because of the early onset of local invasion and distant metastasis. Perineural invasion is a prominent characteristic of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, which is a multifactorial process that involves various signaling molecules from different signaling pathways. The glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor family of ligands was reported to be involved in perineural invasion in pancreatic cancer. Artemin is one member of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor family of ligands...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453896/the-anti-malarial-mefloquine-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Xin Xu, Jun Wang, Kunkun Han, Shaoyan Li, Feng Xu, Yili Yang
The NF-κB signaling pathway is activated in many colorectal cancer (CRC) cells and in the tumor microenvironment, which plays a critical role in cancer initiation, development, and response to therapies. We found in the present study that the widely used antimalarial drug mefloquine was a NF-κB inhibitor that blocked the activation of IκBα kinase, leading to the reduction of IκBα degradation, decrease of p65 phosphorylation, and suppressed expression of NF-κB target genes in colorectal cancer cells. We also found that mefloquine induced growth arrest and apoptosis of colorectal cancer cells harboring phosphorylated p65 in culture and mice...
February 17, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453823/paeoniflorin-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-via-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-osteoclast-differentiation
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Haiyan Xu, Li Cai, Lili Zhang, Guojue Wang, Rongli Xie, Yongshuai Jiang, Yuanyang Yuan, Hong Nie
Paeoniflorin (PF), extracted from the root of Paeonia lactiflora Pall, exhibits anti-inflammation properties in several autoimmune diseases. Osteoclast, the only somatic cell with bone resorbing capacity, was the direct cause of bone destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its mouse model, such as collagen induced arthritis(CIA). The objective of this study is to estimate the effect of PF on CIA mice, and explore the mechanism of PF on bone destruction. We demonstrated that PF treatment significantly ameliorated CIA via inflammatory response inhibition and bone destruction suppression...
February 17, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453720/cytotoxic-effect-of-chlorpyrifos-is-associated-with-activation-of-nrf-2-ho-1-system-and-inflammatory-response-in-tongue-of-male-wistar-rats
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Norhan M El-Sayed, Amal A M Ahmed, Manar A A Selim
Repeated administration of chlorpyrifos (CPF), an organophosphate pesticide, can increase the risk of oral cytotoxicity. The current study was designed to assess the mechanism by which CPF mediates its cytotoxic effect on lingual mucosa of rats. Twenty-four male Wistar rats were used in the present study and divided into three groups: group I: healthy rats (negative control), group II: rats treated with CPF 1/40 LD50 (3.375 mg/kg, orally/daily) for 28 days, group III: rats treated with CPF 1/10 LD50 (13.5 mg/kg, orally/daily) for 28 days...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453046/molecular-chemoprevention-by-morin-a-plant-flavonoid-that-targets-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-in-experimental-colon-cancer
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Sharada H Sharma, Jayasurya Suresh Kumar, David Raj Chellappan, Sangeetha Nagarajan
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. The development of effective, inexpensive and safe chemopreventive agents would be of great benefit as it involves use of natural products to prevent or suppress the progression of precursor lesions. Morin a flavonoid found in figs (Ficus carica) and other plants is shown to inhibit 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) induced colon cancer progression in a short term and long term model of colon cancer rats; however, the molecular target for the colon cancer chemoprotective efficacy of morin is yet to be discovered...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452637/ubiquitin-mediated-regulation-of-ripk1-kinase-activity-independent-of-ikk-and-mk2
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Alessandro Annibaldi, Sidonie Wicky John, Tom Vanden Berghe, Kirby N Swatek, Jianbin Ruan, Gianmaria Liccardi, Katiuscia Bianchi, Paul R Elliott, Sze Men Choi, Samya Van Coillie, John Bertin, Hao Wu, David Komander, Peter Vandenabeele, John Silke, Pascal Meier
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) can drive inflammation, cell survival, and death. While ubiquitylation-, phosphorylation-, and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-dependent checkpoints suppress the cytotoxic potential of TNF, it remains unclear whether ubiquitylation can directly repress TNF-induced death. Here, we show that ubiquitylation regulates RIPK1's cytotoxic potential not only via activation of downstream kinases and NF-kB transcriptional responses, but also by directly repressing RIPK1 kinase activity via ubiquitin-dependent inactivation...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452636/disruption-of-xiap-rip2-association-blocks-nod2-mediated-inflammatory-signaling
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Tatiana Goncharov, Stefanie Hedayati, Melinda M Mulvihill, Anita Izrael-Tomasevic, Kerry Zobel, Surinder Jeet, Anna V Fedorova, Celine Eidenschenk, Jason deVoss, Kebing Yu, Andrey S Shaw, Donald S Kirkpatrick, Wayne J Fairbrother, Kurt Deshayes, Domagoj Vucic
Inflammatory responses mediated by NOD2 rely on RIP2 kinase and ubiquitin ligase XIAP for the activation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB), mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), and cytokine production. Herein, we demonstrate that selective XIAP antagonism blocks NOD2-mediated inflammatory signaling and cytokine production by interfering with XIAP-RIP2 binding, which removes XIAP from its ubiquitination substrate RIP2. We also establish that the kinase activity of RIP2 is dispensable for NOD2 signaling. Rather, the conformation of the RIP2 kinase domain functions to regulate binding to the XIAP-BIR2 domain...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452196/staphylococcus-aureus-induces-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-bfgf-expression-through-the-activation-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcription-factors-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Jianmei Wu, Yulin Ding, Jinling Wang, Fenglong Wang
Staphylococcus aureus is a common Gram-positive pathogen that causes bovine mastitis, a persistent infection of the bovine mammary gland. Bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMEC) are important parenchymal cells of the bovine mammary gland. To better understand the importance of BMEC and the roles of the TLR-NF-κBand TLR-AP-1 signaling pathways in the regulation of S. aureus-associated mastitis and mammary fibrosis, BMEC cultured in vitro were stimulated with different concentrations of heat-inactivated S. aureus to analyze the gene and protein expression and production of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) as well as the protein expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and activation protein-1 (AP-1) by means of quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blotting, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452193/antidepressant-activity-of-vorinostat-is-associated-with-amelioration-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-a-corticosterone-induced-chronic-stress-model-in-mice
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Athira Kv, Rajaram Mohanrao Madhana, Indu Chandran Js, Mangala Lahkar, Swapnil Sinha, V G M Naidu
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a multifactorial neuropsychiatric disorder. Chronic administration of corticosterone (CORT) to rodents is used to mimic the stress associated dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a well-established feature found in depressive patients. Recently, preclinical studies have demonstrated the antidepressant potential of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. So, we examined the antidepressant potential of vorinostat (VOR), a HDAC inhibitor against CORT injections in male mice...
February 13, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452167/microrna-136-inhibits-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-and-radiosensitivity-of-cervical-carcinoma-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-by-targeting-e2f1
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Hong-Jie Lu, Pei-Ying Jin, Yao Tang, Shao-Hua Fan, Zi-Feng Zhang, Fang Wang, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
AIMS: Several microRNAs (miRs) are expressed aberrantly and associated with progression, tumorigenesis, and prognosis of haematological and solid tumors. The study aimed to identify the effects involved with microRNA-136 (miR-136) on the concurrent enhancement of proliferation, apoptosis and radiosensitivity of cervical carcinoma through the NF-κB signaling pathway by targeting E2F1. MAIN METHODS: Totally 338 patients with cervical carcinoma were recruited in this study...
February 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452068/glycyrrhizin-attenuates-histamine-mediated-muc5ac-upregulation-inflammatory-cytokine-production-and-aquaporin-5-downregulation-through-suppressing-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-human-nasal-epithelial-cells
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Haixia Li, Dandan Guo, Liangran Zhang, Xiao Feng
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic respiratory inflammatory disease. Glycyrrhizin is a main bioactive component of the licorice root extract and exhibits anti-inflammatory activity. However, the role of glycyrrhizin in AR has not been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of glycyrrhizin on histamine-induced human nasal epithelial cells (HNEpCs). Here, we found that glycyrrhizin (20 or 40 μM) inhibited histamine-induced the mRNA expression and secretion of mucin 5 subtype AC (MUC5AC), interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 in HNEpCs...
February 13, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451405/astragalus-polysaccharide-alleviates-lps-induced-inflammation-injury-by-regulating-mir-127-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
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Qi Ren, Shaojun Zhao, Changjie Ren, Zhen Ma
Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) has been widely reported to play an important role in inflammatory response. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects and underlying mechanisms of APS on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation injury in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts. H9c2 cells were treated with different concentrations of APS, and cell viability was detected by the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. Then, the effect of APS on cell viability and apoptosis induced by LPS was determined by CCK-8, flow cytometry, and western blot...
January 2018: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451015/chemical-constituents-from-the-rhizomes-of-polygonatum-sibiricum-red-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-raw264-7-macrophage-cells
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Huan Zhao, Qiao-Lian Wang, Shu-Bing Hou, Guang Chen
Chemical investigation of the rhizomes of Polygonatum sibiricum Red. led to the identification of 27 constituents. Among them, a total of 16 compounds were obtained from Polygonatum for the first time, in which, 3 and 4 were also firstly isolated as natural products. Anti-inflammatory activity studies on 13 isolated compounds showed that β-carboline constituents, especially compounds 1 and 2, significantly inhibited the expression of NO, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated RAW264.7 macrophage cells...
February 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449693/tumor-cell-intrinsic-tim-3-promotes-liver-cancer-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-6-stat3-axis
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Hualin Zhang, Yang Song, Huimin Yang, Zhiyan Liu, Lifen Gao, Xiaohong Liang, Chunhong Ma
T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin-domain containing-3 (Tim-3), mediating immune exhaustion in tumor microenvironment, has become a promising target for tumor therapy. However, the exact mechanisms for tumor cell-intrinsic Tim-3 in tumor development and its potential contribution in Tim-3-targeted therapy strategy have not been elucidated yet. In this study, we showed that human liver cancer tissues contained high ratio of Tim-3-expressing hepatocytes, and cytokines rich in tumor microenvironment and HBV involved in Tim-3 upregulation in malignant hepatocytes...
February 16, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449668/rhinovirus-3c-protease-suppresses-apoptosis-and-triggers-caspase-independent-cell-death
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Mark Lötzerich, Pascal S Roulin, Karin Boucke, Robert Witte, Oleg Georgiev, Urs F Greber
Apoptosis and programmed necrosis (necroptosis) determine cell fate, and antagonize infection. Execution of these complementary death pathways involves the formation of receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) containing complexes. RIPK1 binds to adaptor proteins, such as TRIF (Toll-IL-1 receptor-domain-containing-adaptor-inducing interferon-beta factor), FADD (Fas-associated-protein with death domain), NEMO (NF-κB regulatory subunit IKKγ), SQSTM1 (sequestosome 1/p62), or RIPK3 (receptor-interacting protein kinase 3), which are involved in RNA sensing, NF-κB signaling, autophagosome formation, apoptosis, and necroptosis...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449647/the-pro-inflammatory-phenotype-of-the-human-non-classical-monocyte-subset-is-attributed-to-senescence
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Siew-Min Ong, Eva Hadadi, Truong-Minh Dang, Wei-Hseun Yeap, Crystal Tze-Ying Tan, Tze-Pin Ng, Anis Larbi, Siew-Cheng Wong
Human primary monocytes comprise a heterogeneous population that can be classified into three subsets based on CD14 and CD16 expression: classical (CD14 high /CD16 - ), intermediate (CD14 high /CD16 + ), and non-classical (CD14 low /CD16 + ). The non-classical monocytes are the most pro-inflammatory in response to TLR stimulation in vitro, yet they express a remarkably high basal level of miR-146a, a microRNA known to negatively regulate the TLR pathway. This concurrence of a pro-inflammatory status and a high miR-146a level has been associated with cellular senescence in other cell types...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449376/structural-basis-for-the-glycosyltransferase-activity-of-the-salmonella-effector-ssek3
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Diego Esposito, Regina A Günster, Luigi Martino, Kamel El Omari, Armin Wagner, Teresa L M Thurston, Katrin Rittinger
The Salmonella secreted effector SseK3 translocates into host cells, targeting innate immune responses including NF-κB activation. SseK3 is a glycosyltransferase that transfers an N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) moiety onto the guanidino group of a target arginine, modulating host cell function. However, a lack of structural information has precluded elucidation of the molecular mechanisms in arginine and GlcNAc selection. We report here the crystal structure of SseK3 in its apo form and in complex with hydrolysed UDP-GlcNAc...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449334/rgc-32-response-gene-to-complement-32-protein-deficiency-protects-endothelial-cells-from-inflammation-and-attenuates-atherosclerosis
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Xiao-Bing Cui, Jun-Na Luan, Kun Dong, Sisi Chen, Yongyi Wang, Wendy T Watford, Shi-You Chen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the role and underlying mechanisms of RGC-32 (response gene to complement 32 protein) in atherogenesis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: RGC-32 was mainly expressed in endothelial cells of atherosclerotic lesions in both ApoE -/- (apolipoprotein E deficient) mice and human patients. RGC-32 deficiency (Rgc32 -/- ) attenuated the high-fat diet-induced and spontaneously developed atherosclerotic lesions in ApoE -/- mice without affecting serum cholesterol concentration...
February 15, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449332/inhibition-of-endothelial-notch1-signaling-attenuates-inflammation-by-reducing-cytokine-mediated-histone-acetylation-at-inflammatory-enhancers
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Lars la Cour Poulsen, Reidunn Jetne Edelmann, Stig Krüger, Rodrigo Diéguez-Hurtado, Akshay Shah, Tor Espen Stav-Noraas, Anastasia Renzi, Monika Szymanska, Junbai Wang, Manuel Ehling, Rui Benedito, Monika Kasprzycka, Espen Bækkevold, Olav Sundnes, Kim S Midwood, Helge Scott, Philippe Collas, Christian W Siebel, Ralf H Adams, Guttorm Haraldsen, Eirik Sundlisæter, Johanna Hol
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial upregulation of adhesion molecules serves to recruit leukocytes to inflammatory sites and appears to be promoted by NOTCH1; however, current models based on interactions between active NOTCH1 and NF-κB components cannot explain the transcriptional selectivity exerted by NOTCH1 in this context. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Observing that Cre/Lox-induced conditional mutations of endothelial Notch modulated inflammation in murine contact hypersensitivity, we found that IL (interleukin)-1β stimulation induced rapid recruitment of RELA to genomic sites occupied by NOTCH1-RBPJ and that NOTCH1 knockdown reduced H3K27 acetylation at a subset of NF-κB-directed inflammatory enhancers...
February 15, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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