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Yongming Pan, Jianqin Xu, Cheng Chen, Fangming Chen, Ping Jin, Keyan Zhu, Chenyue W Hu, Mengmeng You, Minli Chen, Fuliang Hu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia characterized by aggregation of amyloid β (Aβ) and neuronal loss. One of the risk factors for AD is high cholesterol levels, which are known to promote Aβ deposition. Previous studies have shown that royal jelly (RJ), a product of worker bees, has potential neuroprotective effects and can attenuate Aβ toxicity. However, little is known about how RJ regulates Aβ formation and its effects on cholesterol levels and neuronal metabolic activities...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Ali Hafez Ali Mohammed El-Far, Seiichi Munesue, Ai Harashima, Akira Sato, Mika Shindo, Shingo Nakajima, Mana Inada, Mariko Tanaka, Akihiko Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hazem M E Shaheen, Yasser S El-Sayed, Shuhei Kawano, Sei-Ichi Tanuma, Yasuhiko Yamamoto
Receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is a pattern recognition receptor implicated in the pathogenesis of certain types of cancer. In the present study, papaverine was identified as a RAGE inhibitor using the conversion to small molecules through optimized-peptide strategy drug design system. Papaverine significantly inhibited RAGE-dependent nuclear factor κ-B activation driven by high mobility group box-1, a RAGE ligand. Using RAGE- or dominant-negative RAGE-expressing HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cells, the present study revealed that papaverine suppressed RAGE-dependent cell proliferation and migration dose-dependently...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Z Merhi, E Buyuk, M J Cipolla
STUDY QUESTION: Does vitamin D attenuate the adverse effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on steroidogenesis by human granulosa cells (GCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: AGEs alter the expression of genes important in steroidogenesis while 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (vit D3) in vitro attenuates some of the actions of AGEs on steroidogenic gene expression, possibly by downregulating the expression of the pro-inflammatory cell membrane receptor for AGEs (RAGE). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Vitamin D attenuates the pro-inflammatory effects of AGEs in non-ovarian tissues...
March 12, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
Masaki Kobayashi, Douglas W Zochodne
Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) continues to be generally considered as a "microvascular" complication of diabetes mellitus alongside nephropathy and retinopathy. The microvascular hypothesis, however, may be tempered by the concept that diabetes directly targets dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons. This neuron specific concept, supported by accumulating evidence, might account for important features of DPN, such as its early sensory neuron degeneration. Diabetic sensory neurons develop neuronal atrophy alongside a series of mRNA changes related to declines in structural proteins, increases in heat shock protein (HSP), increases in the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE), declines in growth factor signaling and other changes...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
Stefano Menini, Carla Iacobini, Luisa de Latouliere, Isabella Manni, Vittoria Ionta, Claudia Blasetti Fantauzzi, Carlo Pesce, Paola Cappello, Francesco Novelli, Giulia Piaggio, Giuseppe Pugliese
Diabetes is an established risk factor for pancreatic cancer (PaC), together with obesity, Western diet and tobacco smoking. The common mechanistic link might be the accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which characterizes all the above disease conditions and unhealthy habits. Surprisingly, however, the role of AGEs in PaC has not been examined yet, despite the evidence of a tumor-promoting role of RAGE, the receptor for AGEs. Here, we tested the hypothesis that AGEs promote PaC through RAGE activation...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Ae-Rang Hwang, Ju-Ock Nam, Young Jin Kang
Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is a novel fibrotic mediator, which is considered to mediate fibrosis through extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis in diabetic cardiovascular complications. Statins have significant immunomodulatory effects and reduce vascular injury. We therefore examined whether fluvastatin has anti-fibrotic effects in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and elucidated its putative transduction signals. We show that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) stimulated CTGF mRNA and protein expression in a time-dependent manner...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
Christoph A Thaiss, Maayan Levy, Inna Grosheva, Danping Zheng, Eliran Soffer, Eran Blacher, Sofia Braverman, Anouk C Tengeler, Oren Barak, Maya Elazar, Rotem Ben-Zeev, Dana Lehavi-Regev, Meirav N Katz, Meirav Pevsner-Fischer, Arieh Gertler, Zamir Halpern, Alon Harmelin, Suhail Aamar, Patricia Serradas, Alexandra Grosfeld, Hagit Shapiro, Benjamin Geiger, Eran Elinav
Obesity, diabetes and related manifestations are associated with an enhanced, but poorly understood risk for mucosal infection and systemic inflammation. Here, we show in mouse models of obesity and diabetes that hyperglycemia drives intestinal barrier permeability, through GLUT2-dependent transcriptional reprogramming of intestinal epithelial cells and alteration of tight and adherence junction integrity. Consequently, hyperglycemia-mediated barrier disruption leads to systemic influx of microbial products and enhanced dissemination of enteric infection...
March 8, 2018: Science
F Zhou, Y Tan, X-H Chen, F-L Wu, D-J Yang, X-W Zhang, X-M Wu, Y-Q Deng
OBJECTIVE: To study the improving effect of atorvastatin on plaque stability in diabetes mellitus (DM) mice complicated with atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-/- mice were used to establish the DM mouse model. Half of the mice received atorvastatin after successful modeling. ApoE-/- and C57BL/6J mice were used as controls. Oil red O staining and Masson staining were performed to detect the lipid and collagen components in mice. Immunohistochemical assay was used to observe the expressions of smooth muscle cell (SMC) and Ly-6c...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Li Zhou, Di Yao, Songqing Zhao, Yuzhang Jiang, Weiping Lu
INTRODUCTION: A variety of molecular pathways, such as generation of advanced glycation end products, inflammation, and oxidative stress, are involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Recently, a protective effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the kidney has been reported. This study aimed to determine serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) level and its association with inflammation factors in patients with DN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred patients with type 2 diabetic mellitus were divided into 3 groups of non-DN, early DN, and clinical DN, based on 24-hour urinary albumin levels...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Xinya Xu, Yue Zheng, Yunfen Huang, Jian Chen, Zijian Gong, Yuying Li, Chun Lu, Wei Lai, Qingfang Xu
BACKGROUND: The deposition of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) is accelerated in photoaged skin, but the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Intracellular degradation has been recently considered to play an important role in AGEs removal. Although lysosomal cathepsin D (CatD), B (CatB), L(CatL) and proteasomes are found to degrade internalized AGEs, it remains unknown which protease degrades internalized AGEs in human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), and whether a decrease in intracellular degradation contributes to enhanced AGEs deposition in photoaged skin...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
Moon Ho Do, Jinyoung Hur, Jiwon Choi, Mina Kim, Min Jung Kim, Yoonsook Kim, Sang Keun Ha
Eucommia ulmoides Oliv. (EU), also known as Du-Zhong, is a medicinal herb commonly used in Asia to treat hypertension and diabetes. Despite evidence of the protective effects of EU against diabetes, its precise effects and mechanisms of action against advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are unclear. In this study, we evaluated the effects of EU on AGEs-induced renal disease and explored the possible underlying mechanisms using streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. STZ-induced diabetic mice received EU extract (200 mg/kg) orally for 6 weeks...
February 26, 2018: Nutrients
Hui-Yeng Y Yap, Nget-Hong Tan, Szu-Ting Ng, Chon-Seng Tan, Shin-Yee Fung
Naturally occurring anti-glycation compounds have drawn much interest in recent years as they show potential in reducing or preventing the risk of chronic complications for diabetic patients. In this study, annotation of the genome-transcriptome data from tiger milk mushroom ( Lignosus rhinocerus , syn. Lignosus rhinocerotis ) to PlantCyc enzymes database identified transcripts that are related to anti-diabetic properties, and these include genes that are involved in carotenoid and abscisic acid biosynthesis as well as genes that code for glyoxalase I, catalase-peroxidases, and superoxide dismutases...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Keping Cheng, Aijuan Yang, Xiaohui Hu, Dongbo Zhu, Kaizhong Liu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of curcumin in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced neonatal acute lung injury (ALI) and the possibly associated molecular mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS ALI neonatal animal model was established by using LPS. Curcumin and/or peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) inhibitor BADGE (bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) were administrated to animals. Lung edema was evaluated by PaO2 and lung wet/dry weight ratio (W/D) measurements. EMSA was used to determine the PPARγ activity...
February 26, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Maxime Cournot, Elena Burillo, Pierre-Jean Saulnier, Cynthia Planesse, Elise Gand, Michaela Rehman, Stéphanie Ragot, Philippe Rondeau, Aurélie Catan, Marie-Paule Gonthier, Eva Feigerlova, Olivier Meilhac, Samy Hadjadj
BACKGROUND: Despite pathophysiological relevance and promising experimental data, the usefulness of biomarkers of oxidative stress for cardiac risk prediction is unclear. The aim of our study was to investigate the prognostic value of 6 biomarkers exploring different pathways of oxidative stress for predicting adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus beyond established risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: The SURDIAGENE (Survie, Diabete de type 2 et Genetique) prospective cohort study consecutively recruited 1468 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
February 25, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
M R Preetha Rani, Nair Anupama, Mohan Sreelekshmi, K G Raghu
A series of cardiovascular complications associated with hyperglycemia is a critical threat to the diabetic population. Here we elucidate the link between hyperglycemia and cardiovascular diseases onset, focusing on oxidative stress and associated cardiac dysfunctions. The contribution of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and protein kinase C (PKC) signaling is extensively studied. For induction of hyperglycemia, H9c2 cells were incubated with 33 mM glucose for 48 h to simulate the diabetic condition in in vitro system...
February 22, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Govindarajan Prasanna, Pu Jing
In this study, chemical chaperone like function of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) was investigated through fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and molecular docking studies. Early and advanced glycation inhibitory effect was evaluated by fluorescence spectroscopy and agarose gel electrophoresis. Amyloids were investigated based on their propensity to bind Congo Red (CR) and Thioflavin T (ThT) by multiple microscopic approaches...
February 20, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Gabriella S Antoniotti, Melinda Coughlan, Lois A Salamonsen, Jemma Evans
STUDY QUESTION: Do obese levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) within the uterine cavity detrimentally alter tissue function in embryo implantation and placental development? SUMMARY ANSWER: Obese levels of AGEs activate inflammatory signaling (p65 NFκB) within endometrial epithelial cells and alter their function, cause endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in endometrial stromal cells and impair decidualization, compromise implantation of blastocyst mimics and inhibit trophoblast invasion...
February 20, 2018: Human Reproduction
Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek, Waldemar Placek, Adam Osowski, Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Changes in articular cartilage during the aging process are a stage of natural changes in the human body. Old age is the major risk factor for osteoarthritis but the disease does not have to be an inevitable consequence of aging. Chondrocytes are particularly prone to developing age-related changes. Changes in articular cartilage that take place in the course of aging include the acquisition of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype by chondrocytes, a decrease in the sensitivity of chondrocytes to growth factors, a destructive effect of chronic production of reactive oxygen species and the accumulation of the glycation end products...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Francesca Polverino, Bartolome R Celli, Caroline A Owen
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic expiratory airflow obstruction that is not fully reversible. COPD patients develop varying degrees of emphysema, small and large airway disease, and various co-morbidities. It has not been clear whether these co-morbidities share common underlying pathogenic processes with the pulmonary lesions. Early research into the pathogenesis of COPD focused on the contributions of injury to the extracellular matrix and pulmonary epithelial cells...
January 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
Zhao-Jun Wang, Hai-Bin Zhang, Cheng Chen, Hao Huang, Jian-Xia Liang
Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in articular cartilage is thought to represent a major risk factor for osteoarthritis development. In this study we aimed to probe the role of AGEs in human chondrocytes and to determine the impact of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARG) on AGEs-induced cell autophagy. Cell viability was measured after human chondrocytes were treated with different concentrations of AGEs with or without the PPARG inhibitor, T0070907, or agonist, pioglitazone...
February 17, 2018: Cell Biology International
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