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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537913/interaction-of-microrna-21-145-and-smad3-domain-specific-phosphorylation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
Ji Yu Wang, Meng Fang, Alex Boye, Chao Wu, Jia Jun Wu, Ying Ma, Shu Hou, Yue Kan, Yan Yang
MicroRNAs 21 and 145 exhibit inverse expression in Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but how they relate to Smad3 C-terminal and Link region phosphorylation (pSmad3C and pSmad3L) downstream of TGF-β/MAPK signaling, remains inconclusive. Our results suggest microRNA-145 targets Smad3 in HepG2 cells. Decreased tumor volume and increased apoptosis were produced in both microRNA-21 antagomir and microRNA-145 agomir groups compared to controls. Inhibition of TβRI and MAPK (ERK, JNK, and p38) activation respectively produced decreased microRNA-21 but increased microRNA-145 expression...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537905/suppression-of-lps-induced-inflammatory-responses-by-the-hydroxyl-groups-of-dexamethasone
#2
Ting-Yun Chuang, An-Jie Cheng, I-Ting Chen, Tien-Yun Lan, I-Hsuan Huang, Chung-Wai Shiau, Chia-Lin Hsu, Ya-Wen Liu, Zee-Fen Chang, Ping-Hui Tseng, Jean-Cheng Kuo
The innate immune response is a central process that is activated during pathogenic infection in order to maintain physiological homeostasis. It is well known that dexamethasone (Dex), a synthetic glucocorticoid, is a potent immunosuppressant that inhibits the cytokine production induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Nevertheless, the extent to which the functional groups of Dex control the excessive activation of inflammatory reactions remains unknown. Furthermore, importantly, the role of Dex in the innate immune response remains unclear...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537766/pirfenidone-induces-g1-arrest-in-human-tenon-s-fibroblasts-in-vitro-involving-akt-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Xiujuan Guo, Yangfan Yang, Liling Liu, Xiaoan Liu, Jiangang Xu, Kaili Wu, Minbin Yu
PURPOSE: To investigate the underlying mechanism by which pirfenidone blocks the transition from the G1 to S phase in primary human Tenon's fibroblasts. METHODS: Primary human Tenon's fibroblasts were characterized by immunocytofluorescence staining with vimentin, fibroblast surface protein, and cytokeratin. After treating Tenon's fibroblasts with pirfenidone under proliferation conditions (10% fetal bovine serum), cell proliferation was measured using a WST-1 assay...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535510/heat-shock-protein-a12b-protects-vascular-endothelial-cells-against-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#4
Yi Chen, Lei Wang, Qiuxiang Kang, Xu Zhang, Guifang Yu, Xiaojian Wan, Jiafeng Wang, Keming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary endothelial injury is a critical process in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury (ALI) during sepsis. Heat shock protein A12B (HSPA12B) is mainly expressed in endothelial cells and protects against several harmful factors. However, the effects of HSPA12B in sepsis-induced ALI and its potential mechanisms of action remain unclear. METHODS: For in vivo experiments, C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): a sham operation group, a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, a HSPA12B siRNA-CLP group and a negative control (NC) siRNA-CLP group...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535372/a-brain-region-specific-neural-pathway-regulating-germinal-matrix-angiogenesis
#5
Shang Ma, Devi Santhosh, Peeyush Kumar T, Zhen Huang
Intimate communication between neural and vascular cells is critical for normal brain development and function. Germinal matrix (GM), a key primordium for the brain reward circuitry, is unique among brain regions for its distinct pace of angiogenesis and selective vulnerability to hemorrhage during development. A major neonatal condition, GM hemorrhage can lead to cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and mental retardation. Here we identify a brain-region-specific neural progenitor-based signaling pathway dedicated to regulating GM vessel development...
May 22, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535079/the-tomato-kinase-pti1-contributes-to-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-response-to-two-flagellin-derived-peptides-and-promotes-resistance-to-pseudomonas-syringae-infection
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Simon Schwizer, Christine M Kraus, Diane M Dunham, Yi Zheng, Noe Fernandez-Pozo, Marina A Pombo, Zhangjun Fei, Suma Chakravarthy, Gregory Martin
The Pti1 kinase was identified from a reverse genetic screen as contributing to pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) against Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato (Pst). This was unexpected because Pti1 was originally identified as an interactor of the Pto kinase and was implicated in effector-triggered immunity. The tomato genome has two Pti1 genes, referred to as Pti1a and Pti1b. A hairpin-Pti1 (hpPti1) construct was developed and used to generate two independent stable transgenic tomato lines, which had reduced transcript abundance of both genes...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535046/inhibitory-effect-of-piceatannol-on-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#7
Yanfang Li, Puyu Yang, Qimeng Chang, Jing Wang, Jie Liu, Yuan Lv, Thomas T Y Wang, Boyan Gao, Yaqiong Zhang, Liangli Lucy Yu
Piceatannol, a bioactive component in grapes and blueberry, was examined for its potential in decreasing the inflammatory activities in adipocytes using a co-cultured adipocytes and macrophages system, and suppressing TNF-α mediated inflammation and the related insulin resistance using a 3T3-L1 adipocytes model. Piceatannol treatment significantly reduced the release of inflammatory cytokines of TNF-α and MCP-1 in the co-cultured system and inhibited TNF-α induced expression of IL-6 and MCP-1 at both mRNA and protein levels in the 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534957/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-modulating-the-mapk-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#8
Jin-Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Youngchul Kim, Minji Choi, Seoyeon Min, Yong Hoon Joo, Sung-Vin Yim, Namhyun Chung
In the present study, we aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms and prophylactic effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Cell counting and MTT assays were used to assess cell viability in the absence or presence of GSP. Reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) was performed for several inflammation-related genes (NOD1, NOD2, TLR2, TLR4, IL-1 β, IL-6, IL-8, iNOS and COX-2). The expression of anti-inflammatory cell signaling molecules, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38, extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK), Akt, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), inhibitory-κBα (IκBα), iNOS and COX-2, was evaluated by western blot analysis...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534853/the-1-tosylpentan-3-one-protects-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity
#9
Chien-Jen Kao, Wu-Fu Chen, Bo-Lin Guo, Chien-Wei Feng, Han-Chun Hung, Wen-Ya Yang, Chun-Sung Sung, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Hsin Chu, Nan-Fu Chen, Zhi-Hong Wen
Previous studies have demonstrated that the marine compound austrasulfone, isolated from the soft coral Cladiella australis, exerts a neuroprotective effect. The intermediate product in the synthesis of austrasulfone, dihydroaustrasulfone alcohol, attenuates several inflammatory responses. The present study uses in vitro and in vivo methods to investigate the neuroprotective effect of dihydroaustrasulfone alcohol-modified 1-tosylpentan-3-one (1T3O). Results from in vitro experiments show that 1T3O effectively inhibits 6-hydroxydopamine-induced (6-OHDA-induced) activation of both p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and caspase-3 in SH-SY5Y cells; and enhances nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression via phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) signaling...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534168/father-s-obesity-programs-the-adipose-tissue-in-the-offspring-via-the-local-renin-angiotensin-system-and-mapks-pathways-especially-in-adult-male-mice
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Fernanda Ornellas, Isabele Bringhenti, Brenda Akemi N F Mattos, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Marcia Barbosa Aguila
PURPOSE: Studies demonstrated the influence of mother's obesity on offspring. However, the father is also related to programming the future generation. The study aimed to evaluate the effects of father's obesity upon white adipose tissue (WAT) remodeling, resulting in activation of signaling pathways and inflammation in male and female offspring. METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice received control diet (lean father group; 17% energy from lipids) or high-fat diet (obese father group; 49% energy from lipids) for 8 weeks before mating...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534138/a-chemically-modified-curcumin-cmc-2-24-inhibits-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-inflammatory-bone-loss-in-murine-models-of-lps-induced-experimental-periodontitis-and-diabetes-associated-natural-periodontitis
#11
Muna S Elburki, Carlos Rossa, Morgana R Guimarães-Stabili, Hsi-Ming Lee, Fabiana A Curylofo-Zotti, Francis Johnson, Lorne M Golub
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of a novel chemically modified curcumin (CMC 2.24) on NF-κB and MAPK signaling and inflammatory cytokine production in two experimental models of periodontal disease in rats. Experimental model I: Periodontitis was induced by repeated injections of LPS into the gingiva (3×/week, 3 weeks); control rats received vehicle injections. CMC 2.24, or the vehicle, was administered by daily oral gavage for 4 weeks. Experimental model II: Diabetes was induced in adult male rats by streptozotocin injection; periodontal breakdown then results as a complication of uncontrolled hyperglycemia...
May 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533948/radiosensitization-effect-of-hsa-mir-138-2-3p-on-human-laryngeal-cancer-stem-cells
#12
Ying Zhu, Li-Yun Shi, Yan-Min Lei, Yan-Hong Bao, Zhao-Yang Li, Fei Ding, Gui-Ting Zhu, Qing-Qing Wang, Chang-Xin Huang
BACKGROUND: Treatments that target cancer stem cells play an important role in the controlling and eliminating of tumor initiation as well as in development, progression, and chemotherapy/radiotherapy resistance. In our previous study, we cultured and harvested human laryngeal cancer stem cells (CSCs) and applied microRNA biochips to screen differentially expressed miRNAs that were related to radiation tolerance in irradiated human laryngeal CSCs. According to the predicted genes and pathways of differential miRNAs target, down-regulated expression of hsa-miR-138-2-3p under radiation was thought to play a key role in enhancing the radio-sensitivity in human laryngeal squamous cancer stem cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533741/adulthood-exposure-to-lipopolysaccharide-exacerbates-the-neurotoxic-and-inflammatory-effects-of-rotenone-in-the-substantia-nigra
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Chun Huang, Li Zhu, Huan Li, Fu-Guo Shi, Guo-Qing Wang, Yi-Zheng Wei, Jie Liu, Feng Zhang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most neurodegenerative disorder with a regional decrease of dopamine (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Despite intense exploration, the etiology of PD progressive process remains unclear. This study was to investigate the synergistic effects of systemic inflammation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and neurotoxicity of rotenone (ROT) on exacerbating DA neuron lesion. Male SD adulthood rats received a single intraperitoneal injection of LPS. Seven months later, rats were subcutaneously given ROT five times a week for consecutive 4 weeks...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533659/braf-inhibitor-treatment-of-melanoma-causing-colonic-polyps-an-alternative-hypothesis
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Fergal C Kelleher, Grainne Callaghan, Catriona Gallagher, Hazel O'Sullivan
Colonic polyps may arise from BRAF inhibitor treatment of melanoma, possibly due to paradoxical activation of the mitogen-activated protein (MAP)-kinase pathway. In an alternative evidence based scenario, tubular colonic adenomas with APC gene mutations have also been identified in the context of BRAF inhibitor treatment, in the absence of mutations of MAPK genes. A minority of colorectal cancers develop by an alternative "serrated polyp pathway". This article postulates a novel hypothesis, that the established phenotypic and molecular characteristics of serrated colonic polyps/CRC offer an intriguing insight into the pathobiology of BRAF inhibitor induced colonic polyps...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532828/expression-of-apelin-and-apelin-receptor-apj-in-porcine-ovarian-follicles-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-effect-of-apelin-on-steroidogenesis-and-proliferation-through-apj-activation-and-different-signaling-pathways
#15
A Rak, E Drwal, Ch Rame, K Knapczyk-Stwora, M Słomczyńska, J Dupont, E L Gregoraszczuk
Apelin was thought to be an adipocyte-specific hormone, but recent studies indicate a link between apelin and female reproductive function. Using real-time PCR, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry and ELISA, we demonstrated expression of apelin and its receptor (APJ) in ovarian follicles of different sizes from mature pigs. Apelin concentration in the follicular fluid, and expression of both apelin and APJ, increased with follicular growth; greatest values were found in large follicles. Immunohistochemistry revealed the positive staining for apelin and APJ in membranes of granulosa, than theca cells...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531812/macrophages-produce-il-33-by-activating-mapk-signaling-pathway-during-rsv-infection
#16
Feifei Qi, Song Bai, Dandan Wang, Lei Xu, Haiyan Hu, Sheng Zeng, Ruonan Chai, Beixing Liu
It has been reported that RSV infection can enhance IL-33 production in lung macrophages. However, little is known about specific signaling pathways for activation of macrophages during RSV infection. In the present study, by using real-time RT-PCR as well as western blot assay, it became clear that RSV infection can enhance not only the expression of mRNAs for MAPK molecules (including p38, JNK1/2, and ERK1/2), but also the levels of MAPK proteins in lung macrophages as well as RAW264.7 cells. Furthermore, infection with RSV resulted in an increased level of phosphorylated MAPK proteins in RAW264...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531207/benzo-a-pyrene-activates-interleukin-6-induction-and-suppresses-nitric-oxide-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#17
Huei-Ping Tzeng, Kuo-Cheng Lan, Ting-Hua Yang, Min-Ni Chung, Shing Hwa Liu
Benzo[a]pyrene, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, has been suggested to be capable of initiating and/or accelerating atherosclerosis. Accumulation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in vessel intima is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. Nitric oxide (NO) can suppress VSMCs proliferation and induce VSMCs apoptosis. NO plays a compensatory role in the vascular lesions to reduce proliferation and/or accelerate apoptosis of VSMCs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether benzo[a]pyrene can affect VSMCs growth and apoptosis induced by NO...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530238/micrornas-146a-b-5-and-425-3p-and-24-3p-are-markers-of-antidepressant-response-and-regulate-mapk-wnt-system-genes
#18
Juan Pablo Lopez, Laura M Fiori, Cristiana Cruceanu, Rixing Lin, Benoit Labonte, Hannah M Cates, Elizabeth A Heller, Vincent Vialou, Stacy M Ku, Christophe Gerald, Ming-Hu Han, Jane Foster, Benicio N Frey, Claudio N Soares, Daniel J Müller, Faranak Farzan, Francesco Leri, Glenda M MacQueen, Harriet Feilotter, Kathrin Tyryshkin, Kenneth R Evans, Peter Giacobbe, Pierre Blier, Raymond W Lam, Roumen Milev, Sagar V Parikh, Susan Rotzinger, Steven C Strother, Cathryn M Lewis, Katherine J Aitchison, Gayle M Wittenberg, Naguib Mechawar, Eric J Nestler, Rudolf Uher, Sidney H Kennedy, Gustavo Turecki
Antidepressants (ADs) are the most common treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). However, only ∼30% of patients experience adequate response after a single AD trial, and this variability remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated microRNAs (miRNAs) as biomarkers of AD response using small RNA-sequencing in paired samples from MDD patients enrolled in a large, randomized placebo-controlled trial of duloxetine collected before and 8 weeks after treatment. Our results revealed differential expression of miR-146a-5p, miR-146b-5p, miR-425-3p and miR-24-3p according to treatment response...
May 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529245/inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-improves-insulin-resistance-of-l6-cells
#19
Fengyang Xie, Jian Zhu, Baolian Hou, Yuan Wang, Fanzhu Meng, Zhixing Ren, Shuping Ren
To explore the role of NF-κB activation in the development of insulin resistance and investigate whether or not that the inhibition of NF-κB activation by PDTC will improve the insulin resistance of L6 cells exposed to H2O2. L6 cells were treated with H2O2, PDTC or both H2O2 and PDTC for 4 hours. The uptake of glucose with stimulation of insulin, the expression of P38-MAPK, p- P38-MAPK, NF-κBp65, p- NF-κBp65, IRS-1, IRS-2, p-IRS-2, PI3K, IκBα, p- IκBα, caspase-8 and GLUT4, the production of ROS, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β as well as the apoptosis rate of L6 cells were determined and compared in L6 treated with H2O2 alone or both H2O2 and PDTC...
May 20, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529177/senecio-brasiliensis-impairs-eclosion-rate-and-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-in-larvae-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Giulianna Echeverria Macedo, Karen Kich Gomes, Nathane Rosa Rodrigues, Illana Kemmerich Martins, Gabriel da Luz Wallau, Nélson Rodrigues de Carvalho, Litiele Cezar da Cruz, Dennis Guilherme da Costa Silva, Aline Augusti Boligon, Jeferson Luis Franco, Thaís Posser
Senecio brasilienis (Spreng) Less., is a species native from Brazil, popularly known as "maria mole", and known to induce hepatotoxicity due to its high content of Pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Despite its toxicity, this plant is widely used in Brazilian folk medicine. Considering the antagonizing effects described for S. brasiliensis, we describe here molecular markers involved in the toxicity of hydroalcoholic extract from leaves of S. brasiliensis (HESB) in Drosophila melanogaster. Phytochemical analysis of HESB revealed the presence of phenolic acids and flavonoids...
May 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
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