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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531805/troxerutin-txn-potentiated-5-fluorouracil-5-fu-treatment-of-human-gastric-cancer-through-suppressing-stat3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-bcl-2-signaling-pathways
#1
Gui-Yun Xu, Xiao-Jun Tang
Gastric cancer still presents a significant problem for public health worldwide. Troxerutin (TXN), a flavonoid present in tea, coffee, cereal grains, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, exhibits various pharmacological and biological activities in vitro and in vivo. We investigated the ability of TXN to reverse the in vitro and in vivo drug resistance of human gastric cancer cells, which were resistant to treatment of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU). 5-Fu is a pyrimidine analog, which is widely used in the treatment of cancers...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526710/gbt1118-a-potent-allosteric-modifier-of-hemoglobin-oxygen-affinity-increases-tolerance-to-severe-hypoxia-in-mice
#2
Kobina Dufu, Ozlem Yalcin, Eilleen Sy Ao-Ieong, Athiwat Hutchaleelala, Qing Xu, Zhe Li, Nicholas Vlahakis, Donna Oksenberg, Josh Lehrer-Graiwer, Pedro Cabrales
Adaptation to hypoxia requires compensatory mechanisms that affect oxygen (O2) transport and utilization. Decreased hemoglobin (Hb)-O2 affinity is considered part of the physiological adaptive process to chronic hypoxia. This manuscript explores the hypothesis that increased Hb-O2 affinity can complement acute physiological responses to hypoxia by increasing O2 uptake and delivery when compared to normal Hb-O2 affinity during acute severe hypoxia. To test this hypothesis, mice Hb-O2 affinity was increased via oral administration of 70 or 140 mg/kg GBT1118...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526369/quorum-sensing-modulators-exhibit-cytotoxicity-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-cells-and-interfere-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#3
Natarajan Nandakumar, Rambabu Dandela, Jacob Gopas, Michael M Meijler
In recent years it has become evident that bacteria can modulate signaling pathways in host cells through the secretion of small signaling molecules. We have evaluated the cytotoxic effects and NF-κB inhibitory activities of a panel of quorum sensing molecules and their reactive analogs on Hodgkin's lymphoma cells (L428). We found that several molecules inhibited NF-κB signaling in a dose dependent manner. Three inhibitors (ITC-12, ITC-Cl and Br-Furanone) showed 50% NF-κB inhibition at concentrations less than 10µM (4...
May 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518477/acute-oligodendrocyte-loss-with-persistent-white-matter-injury-in-a-third-trimester-equivalent-mouse-model-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
#4
Jessie Newville, Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, Lu Li, Lauren L Jantzie, Lee Anna Cunningham
Alcohol exposure during central nervous system (CNS) development can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Human imaging studies have revealed significant white matter (WM) abnormalities linked to cognitive impairment in children with FASD; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we evaluated both the acute and long-term impacts of alcohol exposure on oligodendrocyte number and WM integrity in a third trimester-equivalent mouse model of FASD, in which mouse pups were exposed to alcohol during the first 2 weeks of postnatal development...
May 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516227/impairment-in-mismatch-negativity-but-not-repetition-suppression-in-schizophrenia
#5
Brian A Coffman, Sarah M Haigh, Tim K Murphy, Dean F Salisbury
Schizophrenia is characterized by impaired auditory-evoked potentials (AEPs), mismatch negativity (MMN), and sensory gating of AEPs to repeated stimuli (repetition suppression, RS). In the predictive modeling framework, MMN and RS reflect encoding of prediction error and model sharpening, respectively. We compared P50, N100, P200 RS, and pitch and duration MMN in 26 participants diagnosed with schizophrenia (SZ) and 26 matched healthy controls (HC), and assessed relationships between MMN, RS, and SZ diagnosis...
May 17, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515090/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p50-nfkb1-contributes-to-pathogenesis-in-the-e%C3%AE-tcl1-mouse-model-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#6
Timothy L Chen, Minh Tran, Aparna Lakshmanan, Bonnie K Harrington, Virginia M Goettl, Amy M Lehman, Stephen Trudeau, David M Lucas, Amy J Johnson, John C Byrd, Erin Hertlein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511977/role-of-acetylcholine-and-serotonin-in-novelty-processing-using-an-oddball-paradigm
#7
S Caldenhove, L G J M Borghans, A Blokland, A Sambeth
The processing of novel stimuli is known to take place in the hippocampus and frontal cortex, and is influenced by the cholinergic system. This ability is crucial to help detect changes in the environment and adapt behavior accordingly. Previous research has shown that acetylcholine (ACh) can interact with serotonin (5-HT) at the hippocampal level, which may have consequences for cognitive functioning. However, little is known about the exact nature of this ACh and 5-HT interaction as well their possible interactive effects on novelty processing...
May 13, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491470/effect-of-active-and-passive-smoking-on-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-and-ganglion-cell-complex
#8
Amany Abd El-Fattah El-Shazly, Yousra Ahmed Thabet Farweez, Lamia Salah Elewa, Yasser Abdelmageuid Elzankalony, Botheina Ahmed Thabet Farweez
Aim. To evaluate the possible structural and functional changes in the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and the ganglion cell complex (GCC) of chronic smokers and compare them with those of passive healthy smokers using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and pattern electroretinogram (PERG). Materials and Methods. We include 80 active chronic smokers and 80 age- and sex-matched healthy passive smokers. After a full ophthalmological examination, SD-OCT and PERG were tested for all participants...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491467/association-between-asymptomatic-unilateral-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-electrophysiological-function-of-the-retina-and-optic-nerve
#9
Anna Machalińska, Aleksandra Kowalska-Budek, Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Arkadiusz Kazimierczak, Krzysztof Safranow, Marta Kirkiewicz, Grażyna Wilk, Wojciech Lubiński, Piotr Gutowski, Bogusław Machaliński
Purpose. This study was designed to assess retinal and optic nerve bioelectrical function in patients with unilateral asymptomatic but hemodynamically significant internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS). Methods. Forty-two subjects with a diagnosis of unilateral ICAS and 34 controls were analyzed. Full-field electroretinogram (ERG), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and pattern visual-evoked potentials, as well as optical coherence tomography and ophthalmological examination, were performed. Data analysis included eyes ipsilateral to ICAS (EIS) and eyes contralateral to ICAS (ECS)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489589/inhibitory-effect-of-ethanol-extract-of-nannochloropsis-oceanica-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neuroinflammation-oxidative-stress-amyloidogensis-and-memory-impairment
#10
Ji Yeon Choi, Chul Ju Hwang, Hee Pom Lee, Hee Sik Kim, Sang-Bae Han, Jin Tae Hong
Oxidative stress and neuroinflammation is implicated in the pathogenesis and development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we investigated the suppressive possibility of ethanol extract of Nannochloropsis oceanica (N. oceanica) on memory deficiency along with the fundamental mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated mice model. Among several extracts of 32 marine microalgae, ethanol extract of N. oceanica showed the most significant inhibitory effect on nitric oxide (NO) generation, NF-κB activity and β-secretase activity in cultured BV-2 cells, neuronal cells and Raw 264...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482921/the-autocrine-role-of-proteoglycan-4-prg4-in-modulating-osteoarthritic-synoviocyte-proliferation-and-expression-of-matrix-degrading-enzymes
#11
Ali Alquraini, Maha Jamal, Ling Zhang, Tannin Schmidt, Gregory D Jay, Khaled A Elsaid
BACKGROUND: Lubricin/proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) is a mucinous glycoprotein secreted by synovial fibroblasts and superficial zone chondrocytes. Recently, we showed that recombinant human PRG4 (rhPRG4) is a putative ligand for CD44 receptor. rhPRG4-CD44 interaction inhibits cytokine-induced rheumatoid arthritis synoviocyte proliferation. The objective of this study is to decipher the autocrine function of PRG4 in regulating osteoarthritic synoviocyte proliferation and expression of catabolic and pro-inflammatory mediators under basal and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-stimulated conditions...
May 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471449/loss-of-mir-514a-3p-regulation-of-peg3-activates-the-nf-kappa-b-pathway-in-human-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Deniz Mahmut Özata, Xidan Li, Linkiat Lee, Jikai Liu, Dudi Warsito, Praveensingh Hajeri, Isabell Hultman, Omid Fotouhi, Stefan Marklund, Lars Ährlund-Richter, Carl Christofer Juhlin, Catharina Larsson, Weng-Onn Lui
Deregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) contributes to the development and progression of many cancer types; however, their functions in the pathogenesis of testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) remain unclear. Here, we determined miRNA expression profiles of TGCTs and normal testes using small RNA sequencing, and identified several deregulated miRNAs in TGCTs, including the miR-506~514 cluster. In functional studies in vitro we demonstrated that miR-514a-3p induced apoptosis through direct regulation of the paternally expressed gene 3 (PEG3), and ectopically expressed PEG3 could rescue the apoptotic effect of miR-514a-3p overexpression...
May 4, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469638/novel-insights-into-the-role-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p50-in-astrocyte-mediated-fate-specification-of-adult-neural-progenitor-cells
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Valeria Bortolotto, Mariagrazia Grilli
Within the CNS nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) transcription factors are involved in a wide range of functions both in homeostasis and in pathology. Over the years, our and other groups produced a vast array of information on the complex involvement of NF-κB proteins in different aspects of postnatal neurogenesis. In particular, several extracellular signals and membrane receptors have been identified as being able to affect neural progenitor cells (NPC) and their progeny via NF-κB activation. A crucial role in the regulation of neuronal fate specification in adult hippocampal NPC is played by the NF-κB p50 subunit...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462362/early-life-stress-leads-to-developmental-and-sex-selective-effects-on-performance-in-a-novel-object-placement-task
#14
Kevin G Bath, Arielle Schilit Nitenson, Ezra Lichtman, Chelsea Lopez, Whitney Chen, Meghan Gallo, Haley Goodwill, Gabriela Manzano-Nieves
Disruptions in early life care, including neglect, extreme poverty, and trauma, influence neural development and increase the risk for and severity of pathology. Significant sex disparities have been identified for affective pathology, with females having an increased risk of developing anxiety and depressive disorder. However, the effects of early life stress (ELS) on cognitive development have not been as well characterized, especially in reference to sex specific impacts of ELS on cognitive abilities over development...
December 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461777/js-iii-49-a-hydroquinone-derivative-exerts-anti-inflammatory-activity-by-targeting-akt-and-p38
#15
Young-Su Yi, Mi-Yeon Kim, Jae Youl Cho
Since previous studies have reported that hydroquinone (HQ) exerted immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory activity, various HQ derivatives have been synthesized and their biological activities investigated. In this study, we explored the anti-inflammatory activity of JS-III-49, a novel HQ derivative, in macrophage-mediated inflammatory responses. JS-III-49 suppressed the production of the inflammatory mediators nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and down-regulated the mRNA expression of the inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) as well as the expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1b without cytotoxicity in LPS-stimulated RAW264...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460480/htert-promotes-gastric-intestinal-metaplasia-by-upregulating-cdx2-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#16
Bai-Jun Chen, Shuo Zeng, Rui Xie, Chang-Jiang Hu, Su-Ming Wang, Yu-Yun Wu, Yu-Feng Xiao, Shi-Ming Yang
BACKGROUND: hTERT has been reported involved in the proliferation and metastasis of gastric cancer, but the role of hTERT in gastric intestinal metaplasia, a premalignant lesion of the gastric mucosa was unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of hTERT in GIM and the effect of hTERT on CDX2 expression in gastric cells. RESULTS: Experiments showed that expression of hTERT was significantly higher in GIM than in normal gastric mucosa. Moreover, hTERT increased the KLF4 level via NF-κB during GIM...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452361/elevated-levels-of-bcl-3-inhibits-treg-development-and-function-resulting-in-spontaneous-colitis
#17
Sonja Reißig, Yilang Tang, Alexei Nikolaev, Katharina Gerlach, Christine Wolf, Kathrin Davari, Christian Gallus, Joumana Masri, Ilgiz A Mufazalov, Markus F Neurath, F Thomas Wunderlich, Jörn M Schattenberg, Peter R Galle, Benno Weigmann, Ari Waisman, Elke Glasmacher, Nadine Hövelmeyer
Bcl-3 is an atypical NF-κB family member that regulates NF-κB-dependent gene expression in effector T cells, but a cell-intrinsic function in regulatory T (Treg) cells and colitis is not clear. Here we show that Bcl-3 expression levels in colonic T cells correlate with disease manifestation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Mice with T-cell-specific overexpression of Bcl-3 develop severe colitis that can be attributed to defective Treg cell development and function, leading to the infiltration of immune cells such as pro-inflammatory γδT cells, but not αβ T cells...
April 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438776/the-immunoproteasome-is-induced-by-cytokines-and-regulates-apoptosis-in-human-islets
#18
Morten Lundh, Marco Bugliani, Tina Dahlby, Danny Hung-Chieh Chou, Bridget Wagner, Seyed Mojtaba Ghiasi, Vincenzo De Tata, Zhifei Chen, Marianne Nissen Lund, Michael J Davies, Piero Marchetti, Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen
In addition to degrading misfolded and damaged proteins, the proteasome regulates the fate of cells in response to stress. The role of the proteasome in pro-inflammatory cytokine-induced human beta-cell apoptosis is unknown. INS-1, INS-1E and human islets were exposed to combinations of IFNγ, IL-1β and TNFα with or without addition of small molecules. Gene expression was assessed by microarray or quantitative PCR. Proteasome activities were analyzed using luminescent assays. Protein oxidation, Western blotting and electron microscopy were used to examine mechanisms underlying cytokine-induced apoptosis...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426175/differences-in-xylem-and-leaf-hydraulic-traits-explain-differences-in-drought-tolerance-among-mature-amazon-rainforest-trees
#19
Thomas L Powell, James K Wheeler, Alex A R de Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Lola da Costa, Scott R Saleska, Patrick Meir, Paul R Moorcroft
Considerable uncertainty surrounds the impacts of anthropogenic climate change on the composition and structure Amazon forests. Two large-scale ecosystem drought experiments in the eastern Brazilian Amazon observed increases in mortality rates among some tree species but not others; and therefore, the physiological traits underpinning these differential demographic responses were investigated. Xylem pressure at 50% conductivity (xylem-P50 ), leaf turgor loss point (TLP), cellular osmotic potential (πo ) and cellular bulk modulus of elasticity (ε), all traits mechanistically linked to drought tolerance, were measured on upper canopy branches and leaves of mature trees from selected species growing at the two drought experiment sites...
April 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417313/impact-of-season-and-different-vitamin-d-thresholds-on-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-epidemiological-cohorts-a-note-of-caution
#20
Sara Schramm, Harald Lahner, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Raimund Erbel, Dagmar Führer, Susanne Moebus
PURPOSE: We investigated the impact of different cut-offs on the prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25-(OH)D] deficiency. METHODS: We used baseline data of 4149 participants (45-75 years, 50% women) of the population-based Heinz Nixdorf Recall study. Serum 25-(OH)D was measured with the Roche Cobas assay. Quartiles (p25, p50, and p75) were calculated. Data were stratified by months, sex, and age. According to the recommendations of 'Dachverband Osteologie', Endocrine Society and National Institute of Health we used 25-(OH)D thresholds of 12, 20, and 30 ng/ml to estimate vitamin D deficiency...
April 17, 2017: Endocrine
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