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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319807/targeting-nf-kappa-b-signaling-by-artesunate-restores-sensitivity-of-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-to-antiandrogens
#1
Jessica J Nunes, Swaroop K Pandey, Anjali Yadav, Sakshi Goel, Bushra Ateeq
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the most preferred treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). However, the disease eventually progresses and develops resistance to ADT in majority of the patients, leading to the emergence of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Here, we assessed artesunate (AS), an artemisinin derivative, for its anticancer properties and ability to alleviate resistance to androgen receptor (AR) antagonists. We have shown AS in combination with bicalutamide (Bic) attenuates the oncogenic properties of the castrate-resistant (PC3, 22RV1) and androgen-responsive (LNCaP) PCa cells...
March 16, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319095/rcn1-suppresses-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-via-calcium-homeostasis-and-perk-chop-signaling
#2
S Xu, Y Xu, L Chen, Q Fang, S Song, J Chen, J Teng
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is caused by the disturbance of ER homeostasis and leads to the activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), which alleviates stress at an early stage and triggers apoptosis if homeostasis fails over a prolonged timeframe. Here, we report that reticulocalbin 1 (RCN1), a member of the CREC family, is transactivated by nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) during ER stress and inhibits ER stress-induced apoptosis. The depletion of RCN1 increases the UPR during drug-induced ER stress by activating PRKR-like ER kinase-CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-homologous protein (PERK-CHOP) signaling, thus inducing apoptosis...
March 20, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318829/toll-like-receptor-4-inhibitor-protects-against-retinal-ganglion-cell-damage-induced-by-optic-nerve-crush-in-mice
#3
Yukimichi Nakano, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Kazuki Ojino, Hiroshi Izawa, Hiroto Takeuchi, Yuki Inoue, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Hideaki Hara
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays key roles in innate immune responses and inflammatory reactions. TAK-242 (resatorvid) is a small-molecule cyclohexene derivative that selectively inhibits TLR4 signaling pathways and suppresses inflammatory reactions. Here we investigated the protective effects of TAK-242 against optic nerve crush (ONC) which induces axonal injury like glaucoma in mice. TAK-242 was injected intravitreally immediately after ONC. The effect of TAK-242 was evaluated by measuring the number of fluorogold-labeled retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) at 10 days after ONC...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317877/transcription-factor-nf-kappa-b-represses-ant1-transcription-and-leads-to-mitochondrial-dysfunctions
#4
Chen Zhang, Hui Jiang, Pin Wang, Heng Liu, Xiulian Sun
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles involved in cell survival and death, and dysfunctions of mitochondria are related to neurodegenerative diseases. As the most abundant protein in the mitochondrial inner membrane, adenine nucleotide translocator 1 (ANT1) plays a critical role in mitochondrial function, including the exchange of adenosine triphosphate/adenosine diphosphate (ATP/ADP) in mitochondria, basal proton leak and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP). Here, we show that ANT1 transcription is regulated by transcription factor NF-kappa B (NF-κB)...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317735/l-carnitine-ameliorates-the-oxidative-stress-response-to-angiotensin-ii-by-modulating-nadph-oxidase-through-a-reduction-in-protein-kinase-c-activity-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-translocation-to-the-nucleus
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Antonio J Blanca, María V Ruiz-Armenta, Sonia Zambrano, José L Miguel-Carrasco, Francisco M González-Roncero, Ana Fortuño, Elisa Revilla, Alfonso Mate, Carmen M Vázquez
l-Carnitine (LC) exerts beneficial effects in arterial hypertension due, in part, to its antioxidant capacity. We investigated the signalling pathways involved in the effect of LC on angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced NADPH oxidase activation in NRK-52E cells. Ang II increased the generation of superoxide anion from NADPH oxidase, as well as the amount of hydrogen peroxide and nitrotyrosine. Co-incubation with LC managed to prevent these alterations and also reverted the changes in NADPH oxidase expression triggered by Ang II...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316065/identification-of-key-genes-and-construction-of-microrna-mrna-regulatory-networks-in-multiple-myeloma-by-integrated-multiple-geo-datasets-using-bioinformatics-analysis
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Hongyu Gao, Huihan Wang, Wei Yang
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a common hematological malignancy. To identify key genes and microRNAs in MM, we downloaded two gene expression profiles (GSE16558 and GSE47552) and two microRNA expression profiles (GSE17498 and GSE16558) from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. A total of 596 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and 39 differentially expressed microRNAs (DEMs) were screened out. Pathway analysis showed that upregulated genes were mainly enriched in the "B cell receptor signaling pathway", "Cell cycle" and "NF-kappa B signaling pathway", whereas downregulated genes were mainly enriched in the "Ribosome", "FoxO signaling pathway" and "p53 signaling pathway"...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315681/differential-sex-specific-effects-of-oxygen-toxicity-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#7
Yuhao Zhang, Krithika Lingappan
Despite the well-established sex-specific differences in the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), the molecular mechanism(s) behind these are not completely understood. Pulmonary angiogenesis is critical for alveolarization and arrest in vascular development adversely affects lung development. Human neonatal umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) provide a robust in vitro model for the study of endothelial cell physiology and function. Male and Female HUVECs were exposed to room air (21% O2, 5% CO2) or hyperoxia (95% O2, 5% CO2) for up to 72 h...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314479/new-insights-into-the-effects-and-mechanism-of-a-classic-traditional-chinese-medicinal-formula-on-influenza-prevention
#8
Huan Chen, Chong Jie, Lu-Ping Tang, He Meng, Xiao-Bo Li, Yan-Bing Li, Le-Xing Chen, Chang Yan, Hiroshi Kurihara, Yi-Fang Li, Rong-Rong He
BACKGROUND: KangBingDu (KBD) is a classic traditional Chinese medicinal formula widely used to treat influenza. However, little information is available from controlled studies regarding the anti-influenza pharmacological activities of KBD and its underlying mechanisms, at least partly due to the lack of appropriate study models. PURPOSE: We hypothesized that KBD might provide a protection against influenza infection by reducing the host's susceptibility to viruses...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303499/pregnane-x-receptor-not-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-up-regulates-p-glycoprotein-expression-in-the-brain-of-chronic-epileptic-rats-induced-by-kainic-acid
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Nian Yu, Yan-Fang Zhang, Kang Zhang, Yong-Fei Cheng, Hai-Yan Ma, Qing Di
Drug-resistance epilepsy (DRE) is attributed to the brain P-glycoprotein (P-gp) overexpression. We previously reported that nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) played a critical role in regulating P-gp expression at the brain of the acute seizure rats. This study was extended further to investigate the interaction effect of NF-κB and pregnane X receptor (PXR) on P-gp expression at the brain of chronic epileptic rats treated with carbamazepine (CBZ). The chronic epileptic models were induced by the micro-injection of kainic acid (KA) into rats' hippocampus...
March 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303157/tangshen-formula-attenuates-colonic-structure-remodeling-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#10
Pengmin Chen, Jingbo Zhao, Haojun Zhang, Xin Yang, Tingting Zhao, Huicun Zhang, Meihua Yan, Lin Pan, Xin Li, Yun Zhang, Ping Li
Aim. This study investigated the effect and mechanism of the Chinese herbal medicine Tangshen Formula (TSF) on GI structure remodeling in the rat model of diabetes. Methods. Type 2 diabetic rats were used. Wet weight per unit length, layer thicknesses, levels of collagens I and III, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), interferon-γ (IFN-γ), interleukin-6 (IL-6), transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), and Smad2/3 expression in the rat colon were measured. Results. Compared with the control group animals, wet weight and layer thicknesses of the colon increased, and expressions of collagens I and III, NF-κB, IFN-γ, IL-6, TGF-β1, and Smad2/3 increased significantly in the diabetic animals...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302560/2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd-induces-hepatic-stellate-cell-hsc-activation-and-liver-fibrosis-in-c57bl6-mouse-via-activating-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Ming Han, Xipeng Liu, Suyi Liu, Guanglei Su, Xikang Fan, Jie Chen, Qianting Yuan, Guangfei Xu
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a widespread environmental pollutant that could induce serious toxic effects in both humans and rodents. Some studies suggested that TCDD exposure may facilitate the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and liver injury. However, the underlying molecular mechanism by which environmental pollutants promote liver injury remains poorly understood. In the present study, we established an animal model of TCDD exposure by intraperitoneal injection of TCDD in male C57BL/6J mice...
March 13, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301045/beneficial-effect-of-ustekinumab-in-familial-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-with-a-new-missense-mutation-in-card14
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S M Lwin, C-K Hsu, L Liu, H-Y Huang, N J Levell, J A McGrath
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) represents a group of rare chronic inflammatory skin disorders in which ~1 in 20 affected individuals show autosomal dominant inheritance. In such cases, there may be gain-of-function mutations in CARD14, encoding caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 14 (CARD14) that activates the non-canonical nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) pathway, thereby promoting cutaneous inflammation. Here, we report a mother and son with PRP due to a new missense mutation in CARD14 and describe the beneficial clinical effects of ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody against interleukins-12 and -23, in both subjects...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297724/intraocular-delivery-of-mir-146-inhibits-diabetes-induced-retinal-functional-defects-in-diabetic-rat-model
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Pei Zhuang, Chithra K Muraleedharan, Shunbin Xu
Purpose: Previously, we showed that microRNA-146 (miR-146) is a pivotal negative feedback regulator of multiple nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) activation pathways in retinal endothelial cells (RECs). We hypothesized that miR-146 plays an important role in diabetic retinopathy (DR) by inhibiting diabetes-induced inflammatory response in the retina. The purpose of the current study is to test this hypothesis in vivo. Methods: Lentiviruses expressing rno-miR-146a, lenti-miR-146a, and negative control oligonucleotide with scrambled sequence, lenti-miR-neg ctl, were produced...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296552/enhanced-socs3-in-osteoarthiritis-may-limit-both-proliferation-and-inflammation
#14
T Gui, B S He, Q Gan, C Yang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that is characterized by localized inflammatory and secondary proliferative changes. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is elevated during OA development. We investigated the effects of this protein on human chondrocyte survival in OA and the inflammatory response together with the mechanisms of these effects. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) was used to knock down the expression of SOCS3 in interleukin(IL)-1β-induced primary human osteoarthritic chondrocytes...
2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295567/melatonin-reverses-h2-o2-induced-senescence-in-sh-sy5y-cells-by-enhancing-autophagy-via-sirtuin-1-deacetylation-of-the-rela-p65-subunit-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Chutikorn Nopparat, Puritat Sinjanakhom, Piyarat Govitrapong
Autophagy, a degradation mechanism that plays a major role in maintaining cellular homeostasis and diminishes in aging, is considered an aging characteristic. Melatonin is an important hormone that plays a wide range of physiological functions, including the anti-aging effect, potentially via the regulation of the Sirtuin1 (SIRT1) pathway. The deacetylation ability of SIRT1 is important for controlling the function of several transcription factors, including nuclear factor kappa B (NF-ĸB). Apart from inflammation, NF-ĸB can regulate autophagy by inhibiting Beclin1, an initiator of autophagy...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294540/traditional-chinese-medicine-bushen-jianpi-huoxue-decoction-prevents-diabetic-osteoporosis-in-rats-via-wnt-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-signaling-pathways
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Yongqing Zhang, Mingming Liu, Haisheng Li, Zetao Chen, Na Liang, Jianguo Xu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yihang Zhang
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Bushen-Jianpi-Huoxue decoction (BJHD), on diabetic osteoporosis (DOP) and the action mechanisms likely mediated by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and Wnt signaling pathways. METHODS: Fifty-five male Wistar rats were used in this study; they were divided into normal control (n = 10) and established DOP model (n = 45) groups. The DOP model was induced using a combination high carbohydrate - high fat diet and intraperitoneal injections of streptozotocin (STZ)...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292468/microrna-34a-targets-regulator-of-calcineurin-1-to-modulate-endothelial-inflammation-after-fetal-cardiac-bypass-in-goat-placenta
#17
Hai-Yun Yuan, Cheng-Bin Zhou, Ji-Mei Chen, Xiao-Bing Liu, Shu-Sheng Wen, Gang Xu, Jian Zhuang
INTRODUCTION: Placental dysfunction characterized by vascular endothelial inflammation is one of the most notable responses to fetal cardiac bypass. Regulator of calcineurin 1 (RCAN1) is an important regulator of inflammatory responses. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are essential post-transcriptional modulators of gene expression, and miRNA-34a (miR-34a) was showed to activate vascular endothelial inflammation. We hypothesized that miR-34a may be a key regulator of placental dysfunction after fetal cardiac bypass...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292028/bixin-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice-through-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-suppression
#18
Zhou Xu, Xiang-Qing Kong
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is known as an essential complication of diabetes, a main reason leading to mortality for diabetic patients, and novel therapeutic strategies for treatment are urgently required. Bixin (BX), isolated from the seeds of Bixa orellana, is a carotenoid, possessing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant activities. In our study, we attempted to calculate the role of bixin in cardiac injury progression, and reveal the possible molecular mechanism. Bixin treatment ameliorated cardiac dysfunction through inhibiting fibrosis, inflammation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
March 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285646/angiopoietin-like-protein-2-is-a-positive-regulator-of-osteoblast-differentiation
#19
Aiko Takano, Takao Fukuda, Takanori Shinjo, Misaki Iwashita, Etsuko Matsuzaki, Kensuke Yamamichi, Masaaki Takeshita, Terukazu Sanui, Fusanori Nishimura
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Several studies have reported that angiopoietin-like protein 2 (Angptl2) is expressed abundantly in adipocytes and is associated with adipose tissue inflammation. In the present study, we found that osteoblasts and mesenchymal stem cells also expressed Angptl2 at high levels. The aim of this study was to understand the role of Angptl2 in osteoblastic cell differentiation. METHODS: Angptl2 expression was examined during osteoblast and adipocyte differentiation...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284343/sphk1-mediates-neuroinflammation-and-neuronal-injury-via-traf2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-activated-microglia-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
#20
Danying Su, Yuefeng Cheng, Shi Li, Dawei Dai, Wei Zhang, Manhua Lv
Sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1), a key enzyme responsible for phosphorylating sphingosine into sphingosine1-phosphate (S1P), plays an important role in mediating post-stroke neuroinflammation. However, the pathway and mechanism of the Sphk1-mediated inflammatory response remains unknown. In this study, we found that suppression of Sphk1 decreased IL17 production and relieved neuronal damage induced by microglia in cerebral ischemia reperfusion (IR) or in an in vitro oxygen-glucose deprivation reperfusion (OGDR) system...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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