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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905149/interactions-between-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-and-ppar-gamma-on-neuroinflammation-demyelination-and-remyelination-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Alexandre Vallée, Jean-Noël Vallée, Rémy Guillevin, Yves Lecarpentier
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is marked by neuroinflammation and demyelination with loss of oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system. The immune response is regulated by WNT/beta-catenin pathway in MS. Activated NF-kappaB, a major effector of neuroinflammation, and upregulated canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway positively regulate each other. Demyelinating events present an upregulation of WNT/beta-catenin pathway, whereas proper myelinating phases show a downregulation of WNT/beta-catenin pathway essential for the promotion of oligodendrocytes precursors cells proliferation and differentiation...
September 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899427/activation-of-dorsal-horn-cannabinoid-cb2-receptor-suppresses-the-expression-of-p2y12-and-p2y13-receptors-in-neuropathic-pain-rats
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Juan Niu, Dujuan Huang, Rui Zhou, MingXia Yue, Tao Xu, Junna Yang, Li He, Hong Tian, XiaoHong Liu, Junwei Zeng
BACKGROUND: More evidence suggests that dorsal spinal cord microglia is an important site contributing to CB2 receptor-mediated analgesia. The upregulation of P2Y12 and P2Y13 purinoceptors in spinal dorsal horn microglia is involved in the development of pain behavior caused by peripheral nerve injury. However, it is not known whether the expression of P2Y12 and P2Y13 receptors at spinal dorsal horn will be influenced after CB2 receptor activation in neuropathic pain rats. METHODS: Chronic constriction injury (CCI) and intrathecal ADPbetaS injection were performed in rats to induce neuropathic pain...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892788/triptolide-suppresses-growth-and-hormone-secretion-in-murine-pituitary-corticotroph-tumor-cells-via-nf-kappab-signaling-pathway
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Ran Li, Zhuo Zhang, Junwen Wang, Yiming Huang, Wei Sun, Ruifan Xie, Feng Hu, Ting Lei
Triptolide is a principal diterpene triepoxide from the Chinese medical plant Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f., whose extracts have been utilized in dealing with diverse diseases in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Recently, the antitumor effect of triptolide has been found in several pre-clinical neoplasm models, but its effect on pituitary corticotroph adenomas has not been investigated so far. In this study, we are aiming to figure out the antitumor effect of triptolide and address the underlying molecular mechanism in AtT20 murine corticotroph cell line...
September 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867254/the-sneaking-ligand-approach-for-cell-type-specific-modulation-of-intracellular-signalling-pathways
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Bettina Sehnert, Harald Burkhardt, Stephanie Finzel, Stefan Dübel, Reinhard E Voll
Small molecules interfering with intracellular signalling pathways are used in the treatment of multiple diseases including RA. However, small molecules usually affect signalling in most cell types, not only in those which need to be targeted. This general inhibition of signalling pathways causes often adverse effects, which could be avoided by cell type-specific inhibitors. For cell-type specific modulation of signal transduction, we developed the sneaking ligand fusion proteins (SLFPs). SLFPs contain three domains: (1) the binding domain mediating cell type-specific targeting and endocytosis; (2) the endosomal release sequence releasing the effector domain into the cytoplasm; (3) the effector domain modulating signalling...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813514/the-helicobacter-pylori-type-iv-secretion-system-promotes-il-8-synthesis-in-a-model-of-pediatric-airway-epithelium-via-p38-map-kinase
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Myra G Dela Pena-Ponce, Monica T Jimenez, Lori M Hansen, Jay V Solnick, Lisa A Miller
Epidemiologic studies have reported an inverse relationship between childhood Helicobacter pylori infection and development of allergic asthma. Because lung epithelium plays an important role in allergic asthma pathogenesis, we hypothesized that H. pylori may directly influence airway epithelial cell innate immune function, particularly in early childhood. To test our hypothesis, we established an in vitro H. pylori infection model using primary tracheobronchial epithelial cell cultures derived from infant, juvenile and adult rhesus monkeys...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780075/brca1-associated-protein-increases-invasiveness-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yanjie Zhao, Lixuan Wei, Mingming Shao, Xudong Huang, Jiang Chang, Jian Zheng, Jiahui Chu, Qionghua Cui, Linna Peng, Yingying Luo, Wenle Tan, Wen Tan, Dongxin Lin, Chen Wu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a screen for genes whose expression correlates with invasiveness of esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (ESCC) cells. We studied the effects of overexpression and knockdown of these genes in cell lines and expression levels in patient samples. METHODS: We selected genes for analysis from 11 loci associated with risk of ESCC. We analyzed the effects of knocking down expression of 47 of these genes using RNA interference on-chip analysis in ESCC cells and HeLa cells...
August 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759055/a-role-for-the-tfs3-ice-encoded-type-iv-secretion-system-in-pro-inflammatory-signalling-by-the-helicobacter-pylori-ser-thr-kinase-ctka
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Maher N Alandiyjany, Nicola J Croxall, Jane I Grove, Robin M Delahay
Two distinct type IV secretion systems (T4SSs) can be identified in certain Helicobacter pylori strains, encoded on mobile genetic elements termed tfs3 and tfs4. Although their function remains unknown, both have been implicated in clinical outcomes of H. pylori infection. Here we provide evidence that the Tfs3 T4SS is required for activity of the pro-inflammatory Ser/Thr kinase protein, CtkA, in a gastric epithelial cell infection model. Previously, purified recombinant CtkA protein has been shown to upregulate NF-kappaB signalling and induce TNF-alpha and IL-8 cytokine secretion from cultured macrophages suggesting that it may potentiate the H...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748913/d-chiro-inositol-effectively-attenuates-cholestasis-in-bile-duct-ligated-rats-by-improving-bile-acid-secretion-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress
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Shuang-Shuang Zhao, Na-Ren Li, Wu-Li Zhao, Hong Liu, Mao-Xu Ge, Yi-Xuan Zhang, Long-Yin Zhao, Xue-Fu You, Hong-Wei He, Rong-Guang Shao
Cholestatic liver diseases are important causes of liver cirrhosis and liver transplantation, but few drugs are available for treatment. D-chiro-inositol (DCI), an isomer of inositol found in many Leguminosae plants and in animal viscera, is used clinically for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes mellitus. In this study, we investigated whether DCI exerted an anti-cholestatic effect and its underlying mechanisms. A cholestatic rat model was established via bile duct ligation (BDL)...
July 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691147/gastric-bypass-simultaneously-improves-adipose-tissue-function-and-insulin-dependent-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Adrian T Billeter, Spiros Vittas, Barbara Israel, Katharina M Scheurlen, Asa Hidmark, Thomas H Fleming, Stefan Kopf, Markus W Büchler, Beat P Müller-Stich
OBJECTIVE: The underlying causes of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remain poorly understood. Adipose tissue dysfunction with high leptin, inflammation, and increased oxidative stress may play a pivotal role in T2DM development in obese patients. Little is known about the changes in the adipose tissue after Roux-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in non-severely obese patients (BMI < 35 kg/m(2)) and since these patients have more T2DM-associated complications than obese patients ("obesity paradox"), we investigated changes in adipose tissue function in a cohort of BMI <35 kg/m(2) with insulin-dependent T2DM after RYGB surgery which resolves T2DM...
July 9, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681591/o-glcnacylation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-promotes-lung-metastasis-of-cervical-cancer-cells-via-upregulation-of-cxcr4-expression
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Akhtar Ali, Sung Hwan Kim, Min Jun Kim, Mee Young Choi, Sang Soo Kang, Gyeong Jae Cho, Yoon Sook Kim, Jun-Young Choi, Wan Sung Choi
C-X-C chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) stimulates cancer metastasis. NF-κB regulates CXCR4 expression in cancer cells, and O-GlcNAc modification of NF-κB promotes its transcriptional activity. Here, we determined whether CXCR4 expression is affected by O-GlcNAcylation of NF-κB in lung metastasis of cervical cancer. We found elevated levels of O-linked-N-actylglucosamine transferase (OGT) and O-GlcNAcylation in cervical cancer cells compared to those in non-malignant epithelial cells and detected increased expression of NF-κB p65 (p65) and CXCR4 in cervical cancer cells...
July 31, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666238/protective-effects-of-paeoniflorin-on-tnbs-induced-ulcerative-colitis-through-inhibiting-nf-kappab-pathway-and-apoptosis-in-mice
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Peiqing Gu, Lei Zhu, Yajun Liu, Lu Zhang, Junlou Liu, Hong Shen
Paeoniflorin is traditionally used to treat inflammatory disorders. In our laboratory, we have scientifically validated the anti-inflammatory effect of paeoniflorin. In this study, it has been aimed to evaluate in vivo anti-inflammatory effect of paeoniflorin isolated from the dried peeled root of Paeonia lactiflora Pall. It was further intended to find out the probable mechanism of anti-inflammatory effect of paeoniflorin. The anti-inflammatory effect of paeoniflorin (15, 30 and 45mg/kg) was measured employing TNBS-induced ulcerative colitis model of acute inflammation...
June 27, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629826/silencing-of-fkbp51-alleviates-the-mechanical-pain-threshold-inhibits-drg-inflammatory-factors-and-pain-mediators-through-the-nf-kappab-signaling-pathway
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Hong-Mei Yu, Qi Wang, Wen-Bo Sun
Neuropathic pain is chronic pain caused by lesions or diseases of the somatosensory system, currently available analgesics provide only temporal relief. The precise role of FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP51) in neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) is not clear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of FKBP51 in neuropathic pain in the rat model of CCI. Our results showed that FKBP51 was obviously upregulated in a time-dependent manner in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in CCI rats...
June 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623958/knockdown-of-subunit-3-of-the-cop9-signalosome-inhibits-c2c12-myoblast-differentiation-via-nf-kappab-signaling-pathway
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Mariam A Ba, Jeffrey Surina, Cherie A Singer, Maria L Valencik
BACKGROUND: The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a conserved protein complex composed of 8 subunits designated CSN1-CSN8. CSN3 represents the third subunit of the CSN and maintains the integrity of the complex. CSN3 binds to the striated muscle-specific β1D integrin tail, and its subcellular localization is altered in differentiated skeletal muscle cells. However, the role of CSN3 in skeletal muscle differentiation is unknown. The main goal of this study was to identify whether CSN3 participates in myoblast differentiation and the signalling mechanisms involved using C2C12 cells as a skeletal muscle cell model...
June 17, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615451/molecular-mechanisms-of-signaling-via-the-docosanoid-neuroprotectin-d1-for-cellular-homeostasis-and-neuroprotection
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Aram Asatryan, Nicolas G Bazan
Docosahexaenoic acid, enriched in the brain and retina, generates docosanoids in response to disruptions of cellular homeostasis. Docosanoids include neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1), which is decreased in the CA1 hippocampal area of patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD). We summarize here how NPD1 elicits neuroprotection by up-regulating c-REL, a nuclear factor (NF)-κB subtype that, in turn, enhances expression of BIRC3 (baculoviral inhibitor of apoptosis repeat-containing protein 3) in the retina and in experimental stroke, leading to neuroprotection...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611356/the-osteogenesis-promoting-effects-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-against-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis-through-the-nox4-nf-kappab-jnk-and-pi3k-akt-pathways
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Shi-Yu Lu, Chang-Yuan Wang, Yue Jin, Qiang Meng, Qi Liu, Zhi-Hao Liu, Ke-Xin Liu, Hui-Jun Sun, Mo-Zhen Liu
Recently, accumulating evidence has indicated that glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) is closely related to oxidative stress and apoptosis. Alpha-lipoic acid (LA), a naturally endogenous anti-oxidant, possesses anti-oxidative and anti-apoptosis activities, implicating LA as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of GIOP. In this study, the osteogenesis-promoting effects of LA against GIOP were investigated and the mechanisms were further probed. Here, the results showed that LA inhibited oxidative stress, suppressed apoptosis and improved osteopenia by promoting the expression of osteogenesis markers, including ALP, COL-I, OCN, BMP-2, RUNX2 and OSX...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601055/the-effect-of-lactobacillus-actobacillus-peptidoglycan-on-bovine-%C3%AE-lactoglobulin-sensitized-mice-via-tlr2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Ai-Li Li, Yi-Qio Sun, Peng Du, Xiang-Chen Meng, Ling Guo, Shuang Li, Chao Zhang
Our previous study reported that Lactobacillus acidophilus(L.acidophilus)  key laboratory of dairy science  (KLDS) 1.0738 had an effective impact on inhibiting β-lactoglobulin (β-lg) allergy. This study further investigated the anti-allergic activity of peptidoglycan (PGN) isolated from KLDS 1.0738. This study aimed to assess whether toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2)/NF-kappaB (NF-κB) signaling activated by PGN was responsible for reducing allergic inflammation.  Our data showed that administration of  L. acidophilus PGN inhibited IgE production and improved the Treg/Th17 balance toward a Treg response in a mouse model of β-lg allergy...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598072/-the-effects-of-nf-kappab-signalling-on-the-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-ratios-of-mmps-to-timps-in-chondrocytes
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Lin-Yi Cai, Xiang-Li Kong, Qiang Xie, Jing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To explore the influence of the NF-κB inhibitor (bay11-7082) on tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-induced different ratios of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in chondrocytes. METHODS: Chondrocytes were isolated from the knee joint of a 1-day old mouse by trypsin digestion method. Hematoxylin-Eosin (HE) stain was used to show the morphology of isolated chondrocytes; Semi-quantitative PCR was applied to analyze the influence of bay11-7082 on gene expressions of TNF-α-induced MMPsand TIMPsin chondrocytes; Zymography was used to elucidate activities of the gelatinases induced by TNF-α and/or bay11-7082...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585206/adipocyte-macrophage-cross-talk-in-obesity
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REVIEW
Ayse Basak Engin
Obesity is characterized by the chronic low-grade activation of the innate immune system. In this respect, macrophage-elicited metabolic inflammation and adipocyte-macrophage interaction has a primary importance in obesity. Large amounts of macrophages are accumulated by different mechanisms in obese adipose tissue. Hypertrophic adipocyte-derived chemotactic monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)/C-C chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) pathway also promotes more macrophage accumulation into the obese adipose tissue...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585201/the-pathogenesis-of-obesity-associated-adipose-tissue-inflammation
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REVIEW
Atilla Engin
Obesity is characterized by a state of chronic, low-grade inflammation. However, excessive fatty acid release may worsen adipose tissue inflammation and contributes to insulin resistance. In this case, several novel and highly active molecules are released abundantly by adipocytes like leptin, resistin, adiponectin or visfatin, as well as some more classical cytokines. Most likely cytokines that are released by inflammatory cells infiltrating obese adipose tissue are such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 6 (IL-6), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) (CCL-2) and IL-1...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585197/human-protein-kinases-and-obesity
#20
REVIEW
Atilla Engin
The action of protein kinases and protein phosphatases is essential for multiple physiological responses. Each protein kinase displays its own unique substrate specificity, and a regulatory mechanism that may be modulated by association with other proteins. Protein kinases are classified by the target amino acid in their substrates. Some protein kinases can phosphorylate both serine/threonine, as well as tyrosine residues. This group of kinases has been known as dual specificity kinases. Unlike the dual specificity kinases, a heterogeneous group of protein phosphatases are known as dual-specificity phosphatases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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