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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092793/high-dilutions-of-antimony-modulate-cytokines-production-and-macrophage-leishmania-l-amazonensis-interaction-in-vitro
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Fabiana Rodrigues de Santana, Luciane C Dalboni, Kátia F Nascimento, Fabiana Toshie Konno, Anuska M Alvares-Saraiva, Michelle S F Correia, Maristela Dutra Correa Bomfim, Renato C V Casarin, Elizabeth C Perez, Maria Anete Lallo, Giovani B Peres, Márcia Dalastra Laurenti, Nilson R Benites, Dorly F Buchi, Leoni Villano Bonamin
BACKGROUND: In previous results mice treated with high dilutions of antimony presented reduction of monocyte migration to the site of infection with increase in B lymphocytes population in the local lymph node. AIMS: To know the mechanisms involved, a series of in vitro studies was done, using co-cultures of macrophages (RAW 264.7) and Leishmania (L.) amazonensis treated with different dilutions of antimony (Antimonium crudum or AC), in different times. METHODOLOGY: Spreading, phagocytosis, the oxidative activity of macrophages, the viability of free promastigotes and the cytokines/chemokines concentration in the supernatant were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089828/nitrite-increases-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-and-islet-insulin-content-in-obese-type-2-diabetic-male-rats
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Sevda Gheibi, Fatemeh Bakhtiarzadeh, Sajad Jeddi, Khadijeh Farrokhfall, Homeira Zardooz, Asghar Ghasemi
PURPOSE: Reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) is associated with pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Nitrite can act as a substrate for generation of systemic NO. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of nitrite administration on glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and islet insulin content in obese type 2 diabetic rats. METHODS: Male rats were divided into 4 groups: Control, control + nitrite, diabetes, and diabetes + nitrite. Sodium nitrite (50 mg/L in drinking water) was administered for 8 weeks...
January 9, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086769/effect-of-ginseng-extract-on-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
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Mohamed M Hafez, Sherifa S Hamed, Manal F El-Khadragy, Zeinab K Hassan, Salim S Al Rejaie, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Naif O Al-Harbi, Khalid A Al-Hosaini, Mohamed M Al-Harbi, Ali R Alhoshani, Othman A Al-Shabanah, Shakir Dekhal Alsharari
BACKGROUND: Liver diseases are major global health problems. Ginseng extract has antioxidant, immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effect of ginseng extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group, ginseng group, CCl4 group and CCl4 + ginseng group. Liver injury was induced by the intraperitoneal (I.P) injection of 3 ml/kg CCl4 (30% in olive oil) weekly for 8 weeks...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068646/sclareol-ameliorate-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-through-inhibition-of-mapk-and-induction-of-ho-1-signaling
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Yung-Hung Hsieh, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Hsin-Pao Pan, Jung-Chun Liao, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Guan-Jhong Huang
Sclareol is a natural fragrance compound that is used widely in the cosmetic and food industries. This study examined the effect of sclareol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Mice were treated with sclareol 1h before an intratracheal (I.T.) LPS challenge to induce an ALI model. The effects on lung tissue and lung injury were evaluated 6h after LPS induction. Pretreatment with sclareol noticeably improved the LPS-induced histological alterations and edema in lung tissue. Sclareol also inhibited the release of pro-inflammatory mediators...
January 6, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066142/participation-of-central-gabaa-receptors-in-the-trigeminal-processing-of-mechanical-allodynia-in-rats
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Min Ji Kim, Young Hong Park, Kui Ye Yang, Jin Sook Ju, Yong Chul Bae, Seong Kyu Han, Dong Kuk Ahn
Here we investigated the central processing mechanisms of mechanical allodynia and found a direct excitatory link with low-threshold input to nociceptive neurons. Experiments were performed on male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 230-280 g. Subcutaneous injection of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) (1 ng/10 µL) was used to produce mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia. Intracisternal administration of bicuculline, a gamma aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor antagonist, produced mechanical allodynia in the orofacial area under normal conditions...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065853/sitagliptin-inhibit-human-lymphocytes-proliferation-and-th1-th17-differentiation-in-vitro
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Marcelo Maia Pinheiro, Caroline Lais Stoppa, Claudete Justina Valduga, Cristina Eunice Okuyama, Renata Gorjão, Regina Mara Silva Pereira, Susana Nogueira Diniz
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a new class of anti-diabetic agents that are widely used in clinical practice to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. DPP-4 is also known as lymphocyte cell surface protein, CD26, and plays an important role in T-cell immunity. Recent studies suggest that DPP-4 inhibitors improve beta-cell function and attenuate autoimmunity in type 1 diabetic mouse models. To investigate the direct effect of DPP4 in immune response, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy volunteers were obtained by Ficoll gradient and cultivated in the absence (control) or presence of phytohemagglutinin (PHA), or stimulated with PHA and treated with sitagliptin...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062922/interferon-%C3%AE-mediates-human-beta-cell-hla-class-i-overexpression-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-apoptosis-three-hallmarks-of-early-human-type-1-diabetes
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Laura Marroqui, Reinaldo S Dos Santos, Anne Op de Beeck, Alexandra Coomans de Brachène, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti, Decio L Eizirik
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Three hallmarks of the pancreatic islets in early human type 1 diabetes are overexpression of HLA class I, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and beta cell apoptosis. The mediators of these phenomena remain to be defined. The type I interferon IFNα is expressed in human islets from type 1 diabetes patients and mediates HLA class I overexpression. We presently evaluated the mechanisms involved in IFNα-induced HLA class I expression in human beta cells and determined whether this cytokine contributes to ER stress and apoptosis...
January 6, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058139/the-effect-of-anakinra-on-paclitaxel-induced-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
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Ufuk Kuyrukluyıldız, İlke Küpeli, Zehra Bedir, Özgür Özmen, Didem Onk, Bahadır Süleyman, Renad Mammadov, Halis Süleyman
OBJECTIVE: Paclitaxel is used in the treatment of cancer, and it may cause interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-related peripheral neuropathic pain. While our primary aim was to investigate the analgesic efficacy of an IL-1β antagonist, a secondary outcome was to assess whether a correlation exists between analgesic effects and antioxidant activity. METHODS: A total of 24 albino Wistar male rats were divided into the following groups: paclitaxel-control, paclitaxel+50 mg kg(-1) anakinra, paclitaxel+100 mg kg(-1) anakinra and healthy group (HG)...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056924/anti-arthritic-activity-of-ethanol-extract-of-claoxylon-indicum-on-freund-s-complete-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-mice
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Yong Chen, Qi-Wen Wang, Jian Zuo, Jian-Wei Chen, Xiang Li
BACKGROUND: Claoxylon indicum Hassk. (Euphorbiaceae), named Diu Le Bang, have functions of dehumidification and relieving swelling pain, and is used as a folk medicine to treat Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lumbocrural pain and foot edema in the south of China. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-arthritic activity of the ethanol extract of Claoxylon indicum (CIE) on mice with adjuvant induced joint arthritis. METHODS: Adjuvant arthritis was induced in mice by subcutaneous injection of complete Freund's adjuvant into the plantar surface of right hind paw...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054176/oleanane-triterpenoids-from-akebiae-caulis-exhibit-inhibitory-effects-on-a%C3%AE-42-induced-fibrillogenesis
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Md Anisuzzaman Chowdhury, Hae Ju Ko, Hwan Lee, Md Aminul Haque, Il-Seon Park, Dong-Sung Lee, Eun-Rhan Woo
Previous phytochemical investigations of Akebiae Caulis resulted in the isolation of triterpenes, triterpene glycosides, phenylethanoid glycosides and megastigmane glycoside. Amyloid beta (Aβ), the main component of the senile plaques detected in Alzheimer's disease, induces cell death. However, only a limited number of studies have addressed the biological and pharmacological effects of Akebiae Caulis. In particular, the inhibitory activity of Akebiae Caulis against Aβ42 fibrillogenesis remains unclear. Herein, a new triterpene glycoside, akequintoside F (1), along with nine known compounds pulsatilla saponin A (2), collinsonidin (3), akebonic acid (4), hederagenin (5), 1-(3',4'-dihydroxycinnamoyl) cyclopentane-2,3-diol (6), asperosaponin C (7), leontoside A (8), quinatic acid (9), and quinatoside A (10) were isolated from Akebiae Caulis using repeated column chromatography with silica gel, LiChroprep RP-18, and MCI gel...
January 4, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039556/microrna-15b-silencing-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-targeting-smad3-in-human-nucleus-pulposus-cells
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Liang Kang, Cao Yang, Huipeng Yin, Kangcheng Zhao, Wei Liu, Wenbin Hua, Kun Wang, Yu Song, Ji Tu, Shuai Li, Rongjin Luo, Yukun Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of microRNA-15b (miR-15b) in interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-induced extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation in the nucleus pulposus (NP). RESULTS: MiR-15b was up-regulated in degenerative NP tissues and in IL-1β-stimulated NP cells, as compared to the levels in normal controls (normal tissue specimens from patients with idiopathic scoliosis). Bioinformatics and luciferase activity analyses showed that mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 3 (SMAD3), a key mediator of the transforming growth factor-β signaling pathway, was directly targeted by miR-15b...
December 30, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033066/clinical-immune-and-microbiome-traits-of-gingivitis-and-peri-implant-mucositis
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G P Schincaglia, B Y Hong, A Rosania, J Barasz, A Thompson, T Sobue, F Panagakos, J A Burleson, A Dongari-Bagtzoglou, P I Diaz
Tissues surrounding dental implants and teeth develop clinical inflammation in response to microbial stimuli. However, the literature suggests that differences exist in the microbial insult and inflammatory responses leading to gingivitis and peri-implant mucositis. In this pilot study, the authors use for the first time a systems biology approach to comprehensively evaluate clinical parameters, selected inflammatory markers, and the microbiome of subject-matched tooth and implant sites during native inflammation and in response to experimental plaque accumulation...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032743/sustained-local-release-of-ngf-from-a-chitosan-sericin-composite-scaffold-for-treating-chronic-nerve-compression
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Lei Zhang, Wen Yang, Kaixiong Tao, Yu Song, Hongjian Xie, Jian Wang, Xiaolin Li, Xiaoming Shuai, Jinbo Gao, Panpan Chang, Guobin Wang, Zheng Wang, Lin Wang
Chronic nerve compression (CNC), such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), is a common cause of peripheral nerve dysfunction and chronic peripheral nerve pain. Current available treatments for CNC are ineffective as they usually aim to alleviate symptoms at the acute phase with limited capability towards restoring injured nerve function. New approaches for effective recovery of CNC injury are highly desired. Here we report for the first time a tissue-engineered approach for the repair of CNC. A genipin cross-linked chitosan-sericin 3D scaffold for delivering nerve growth factor (NGF) was designed and fabricated...
December 29, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031105/-xinfeng-capsule-improves-pulmonary-function-of-rats-with-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-via-regulating-the-expressions-of-autophagy-related-proteins
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Lei Wan, Jian Liu, Chuanbing Huang, Xiaojun Zhang, Yali Wang, Yue Sun, Lei Liu
Objective To observe the effect of Xinfeng Capsule (XFC) on autophagy related gene (ATG), microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3II (LC3-II), beclin 1 in the rat model of adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA). Methods Rats were divided for four groups: normal control (NC) group, model control (MC) group, leflunomide (LEF) group, and XFC group, with 10 rats in each group. Complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA, 0.1 mL) was injected into the right foot plantar skin of all rats except for the NC group. To enhance the immune response, 0...
January 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027874/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-reverses-the-gene-expression-of-cytokines-and-their-receptors-as-well-as-neuronal-degeneration-in-epileptic-rats
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Ying-Chuan Chen, Guan-Yu Zhu, Xiu Wang, Lin Shi, Yin Jiang, Xin Zhang, Jian-Guo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT-DBS) is effective in seizure control. However, the mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: Sixty-four rats were randomly assigned to the control group, the kainic acid (KA) group, the sham-DBS group and the DBS group. Video-electroencephalogram (EEG) was used to monitor seizures. Quantitative real time PCR (qPCR) was applied for detecting interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), IL-1 receptor (IL-1R), IL-6, IL-6 receptor (IL-6R), gp130, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), TNF-receptor 1 (TNF-R1) and TNF-receptor 2 (TNF-R2) expression 12 hours after the establishment of an epileptic model...
December 24, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012923/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ethanolic-extract-of-rosmarinus-officinalis-l-and-rosmarinic-acid-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Mahboobeh Ghasemzadeh Rahbardar, Bahareh Amin, Soghra Mehri, Seyed Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
BACKGROUND: Rosemary, Rosmarinus (R.) officinalis L. is a well-known plant with several useful properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-neurodegenerative. It has been used in folk medicine to alleviate rheumatic pain, stomachache and dysmenorrhea. Rosemary has several constituents such as rosmarinic acid which can be responsible for therapeutic properties been noted with rosemary. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential anti-inflammatory effects of R. officinalis and rosmarinic acid in a rat model of sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain to verify usage of rosemary in folk medicine...
December 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012777/sequential-administration-of-a-mva-based-muc1-cancer-vaccine-and-the-tlr9-ligand-litenimod-li28-improves-local-immune-defense-against-tumors
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Emmanuelle Schaedler, Christelle Remy-Ziller, Julie Hortelano, Nadine Kehrer, Marie-Christine Claudepierre, Tanja Gatard, Christopher Jakobs, Xavier Préville, Antoine F Carpentier, Karola Rittner
TG4010 is an immunotherapeutic vaccine based on Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) encoding the human tumor-associated antigen MUC1 and human IL-2. In combination with first-line standard of care chemotherapy in advanced metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), repeated subcutaneous injection of TG4010 improved progression-free survival in phase 2b clinical trials. In preclinical tumor models, MVATG9931, the research version of TG4010, conferred antigen-specific responses against the weak antigen human MUC1...
December 21, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011992/appl1-prevents-pancreatic-beta-cell-death-and-inflammation-by-dampening-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-1-diabetes
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Xue Jiang, Yawen Zhou, Kelvin K L Wu, Zhanrui Chen, Aimin Xu, Kenneth K Y Cheng
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Beta cell inflammation and demise is a feature of type 1 diabetes. The insulin-sensitising molecule 'adaptor protein, phosphotyrosine interacting with PH domain and leucine zipper 1' (APPL1), which contains an NH2-terminal Bin/Amphiphysin/Rvs domain, a central pleckstrin homology domain and a COOH-terminal phosphotyrosine-binding domain, has been shown to modulate inflammatory response in various cell types but its role in regulating beta cell mass and inflammation in type 1 diabetes remains unknown...
December 23, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004339/bace1-deficient-mice-exhibit-alterations-in-immune-system-pathways
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L Stertz, V Contreras-Shannon, N Monroy-Jaramillo, J Sun, C Walss-Bass
BACE1 encodes for the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 or β-secretase. Genetic deletion of Bace1 leads to behavioral alterations and affects midbrain dopaminergic signaling and memory processes. In order to further understand the role of BACE1 in brain function and behavior, we performed microarray transcriptome profiling and gene pathway analysis in the hippocampus of BACE1-deficient mice compared to wild type. We identified a total of 91 differentially expressed genes (DEGs), mostly enriched in pathways related to the immune and inflammation systems, particularly IL-9 and NF-κB activation pathways...
December 21, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003411/dorsal-versus-ventral-differences-in-fast-up-state-associated-oscillations-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mpfc-of-the-urethane-anaesthetised-rat
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Sabine Gretenkord, Adrian Rees, Miles A Whittington, Sarah E Gartside, Fiona E N LeBeau
Cortical slow oscillations (0.1 - 1 Hz), which may play a role in memory consolidation, are a hallmark of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and also occur under anaesthesia. During slow oscillations the neuronal network generates faster oscillations on the active Up-states and these nested oscillations are particularly prominent in the PFC. In rodents the mPFC consists of several subregions: anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), prelimbic (PrL), infralimbic (IL) and dorsal peduncular cortices (DP). Although each region has a distinct anatomy and function, it is not known whether slow or fast network oscillations differ between subregions in vivo...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
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