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We-Ping Chen, Guo-Jun Jin, Yan Xiong, Peng-Fei Hu, Jia-Peng Bao, Li-Dong Wu
Rosmarinic acid (RosA) is a water-soluble polyphenol, which can be isolated from many herbs such as orthosiphon diffuses and rosmarinus officinalis. Previous studies have shown that RosA possesses various biological properties. In this study, we investigate the anti-osteoarthritic effects of RosA in rat articular chondrocytes. Chondrocytes were pre-treated with RosA, followed by the stimulation of IL-1β. Real-time PCR and Western blot were performed to detect the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-3 and MMP-13...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Jiaming Cui, Tongda Zhang, Jianyi Xiong, Wei Lu, Li Duan, Weimin Zhu, Daping Wang
The present study aimed to investigate idiopathic adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), to gain insights on its pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapeutic targets. Using RNA‑sequencing (seq), the present study investigated differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in five samples from five idiopathic adhesive capsulitis patients and two samples from two acromioclavicular dislocation patients, without idiopathic adhesive capsulitis. The DEGs were analyzed using the following tools: Gene Ontology enrichment analysis, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways analysis and protein‑protein interaction analysis...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Zhong-Kuan Lyu, Chang-Ling Li, Yan Jin, Yu-Zhao Liu, Xi Zhang, Fang Zhang, Lu-Ning Ning, Er-Shun Liang, Min Ma, Wei Gao, Ming-Xiang Zhang, De-Shan Liu
Paeonol (Pae) is an herbal extract that has attracted extensive attention for its anti‑cancer effects demonstrated by a number of studies, which have predominantly demonstrated inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis. The influence of Pae on cancer cell metastasis has been less widely reported. The present study aimed to investigate the under‑reported effects of Pae on the growth, invasion and migration of poorly differentiated BGC823 gastric cancer cells with strong invasive and metastatic abilities...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Wei Song, Hongbo Ci, Guanglei Tian, Yanjun Zhang, Xiaohu Ge
Anticoagulant therapy is prescribed to millions of patients worldwide for the prevention and treatment of venous thrombosis. Evidence has indicated that edoxaban is a potential drug of oral anticoagulant in the acute treatment of venous thromboembolism. Hydrogen sulfide and homocysteine plasma concentration are indicators of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease risk factors that have attracted considerable attention for regulation of vascular health and homeostasis. However, the molecular mechanism of edoxaban‑mediated differences of hydrogen sulfide and homocysteine has not been investigated in the progression of venous thrombosis...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Chiyo Ohkouchi, Kensuke Kumamoto, Motonobu Saito, Teruhide Ishigame, Shin-Ichi Suzuki, Seiichi Takenoshita, Cutis C Harris
Inhibitor of growth 2 (ING2) is involved in chromatin remodeling and it has previously been suggested that ING2 may regulate gene expression. The authors previously identified matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP13) as a target gene of ING2 in colorectal cancer. The aim of the present study was to identify novel genes regulated by ING2 and histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and to clarify the biological significance of the ING2 structure. The present study generated the point mutant constructs of ING2 and deletion constructs consisting of partial ING2 to investigate the effect on gene expression and verify the interaction with HDAC1, mSin3A and sap30...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
J Vallejo, P Dunér, G N Fredrikson, J Nilsson, E Bengtsson
BACKGROUND: Oxidation of LDL particles entrapped in the extracellular matrix of the arterial wall is a key factor in the development of atherosclerosis. Lipid oxidation products, such as malondialdehyde (MDA), react with surrounding extracellular matrix proteins and cause modifications that are recognized by the immune system. MDA modification of collagen type IV is increased in carotid lesions from symptomatic patients and correlates with autoantibodies against MDA-modified collagen type IV in plasma...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
A S Shadrina, M A Smetanina, K S Sevost'yanova, A I Shevela, E I Seliverstov, E A Zakharova, E N Voronina, E A Ilyukhin, I A Zolotukhin, A I Kirienko, M L Filipenko
We studied the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter regions of matrix metalloproteinase genes rs1799750 (-1607dupG) MMP1, rs243865 (C-1306T) MMP2, rs3025058 (-1171dupA) MMP3, and rs11568818 (A-181G) MMP7 on the risk of varicose vein of the lower extremities in ethnical Russians, residents of the Russian Federation. We genotyped 536 patients with this pathology and 273 healthy participants without history of chronic venous disease. Association was examined using logistic regression analysis...
September 25, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Yuka Koga, Noriaki Maeshige, Hiroto Tabuchi, Mikiko Uemura, Michiko Aoyama-Ishikawa, Makoto Miyoshi, Chikako Katakami, Makoto Usami
AIM: To evaluate the antifibrogenic effects of butyrate or phenylbutyrate, a chemical derivative of butyrate, in human pterygium fibroblasts. METHODS: Human pterygium fibroblasts obtained from patient pterygium tissue were treated with butyrate or phenylbutyrate for 48h. Expression of α-smooth muscle actin, collagen I, collagen III and matrix metalloproteinase-1 mRNA was measured by quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, and acetylated histone was evaluated by Western blotting...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Ji-Ping Teng, Zhi-Ying Yang, Yu-Ming Zhu, Da Ni, Zhi-Jun Zhu, Xiao-Qiang Li
Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related mortalities worldwide. In the present study, a comparison of To determine the roles of ARHGAP10 in the proliferation, migration and invasion of lung cancer cells expression levels between normal lung tissues and lung cancer tissues were compared using immunoblotting, and CCK-8 and Transwell assays. Lung cancer tissues had a decreased ARHGAP10 mRNA expression level compared to the adjacent normal tissues. The ectopic expression of ARHGAP10 significantly suppressed the migration, invasion and proliferation of lung cancer cells...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
Tao Huang, Yuan Zhou, Yun Cao, Jie Tao, Zhi-Hui Zhou, Dong-Hua Hang
Serine/threonine kinase 39 (STK39) is associated with hypertension, autism, Parkinson's disease and various types of cancer in recent years. This study investigated STK39 expression and possible roles in osteosarcoma using qPCR and western blot analysis. Compared to normal bone tissues, the mRNA and protein expression of STK39 was found to be upregulated in osteosarcoma. Using small interfering RNA transfection, STK39 was knocked down into two cell lines of osteosarcoma, U2OS and MG63, and the effects exerted on cell functioning were examined...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
Rui Zhang, Jian Zhao, Jian Xu, De-Xin Jiao, Jian Wang, Zhi-Qiang Gong, Jian-Hui Jia
Modern pharmacological research has revealed that andrographolide has various functions, including anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects, immunoregulation, treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and prevention and treatment of alcoholic liver injury. The present study investigated whether andrographolide suppresses the proliferation of human colon cancer cell through the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor (NF)-κB/matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) signaling pathway...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
Lan Shen, Fang Zhang, Ruimin Huang, Jun Yan, Bing Shen
Urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is one of the most common urological cancer types. Muscle invasive bladder cancer possesses high propensity for metastasis with poor prognosis. Honokiol is a lignan isolated from Magnolia officinalis with high bioavailability and potent anticancer effects. The results of the present study demonstrated that honokiol significantly inhibited UBC cell migration and invasion in a dose-dependent manner compared with the vehicle-treated control group. In addition, honokiol treatment suppressed epithelial-mesenchymal transition by induction of E-cadherin and repression of N-cadherin...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
Su Li, Hua Li, Ying Xu, Xiaomei Lv
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is a common cancer in women worldwide. The present study assessed effective biomarkers for the prognosis of EOC metastasis. The GSE30587 dataset, containing 9 EOC primary tumor samples and 9 matched omental metastasis samples, was analyzed. Following normalization, the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between these samples were identified using the limma package for R. Subsequently, pathway enrichment analysis was performed using ClueGO, and a protein-protein interaction (PPI) network was constructed using the Search Tool for the Retrieval of Interacting Genes database...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
Guilherme Ribeiro Romualdo, Tony Fernando Grassi, Renata Leme Goto, Mariana Baptista Tablas, Lucas Tadeu Bidinotto, Ana Angélica Henrique Fernandes, Bruno Cogliati, Luís Fernando Barbisan
This study aimed the integrative characterization of morphological, biochemical and molecular features of chemically-induced cirrhosis-associated hepatocarcinogenesis. Thus, male Wistar rats were submitted to a diethylnitrosamine (DEN)/thioacetamide (TAA)-induced model. Liver tissue was processed for global gene expression, histopathological and collagen evaluations; as well as immunohistochemical and oxidative stress analysis. Gene Ontology and functional analysis showed the upregulation of extracellular matrix deposition genes, such as collagen type I alpha 1 and 2 (Col1α1 and Col1α2) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 and 2 genes (Timp1 and Timp2)...
September 21, 2017: Toxicology Letters
Hideki Kawasaki, Asaithambi Manickam, Rima Shahin, Manabu Ote, Masashi Iwanaga
The present study was conducted to clarify the involvement of the basement membrane (BM) in insect metamorphosis through analysis of the expression profile of two types of metalloproteinase (MMP and ADAMTS) genes in several organs, their ecdysone involvement, and the histological change of BM. BM was observed around wing sac and in the wing cavity and around fat bodies at the W0 stage but disappeared after the W3 stage, and wing discs evaginated and fat body cells scattered after the W3 stage. The disappearance of the BM of midgut and silk glands was not observed after the W3 stage, but degenerated epithelium cells in the midgut and shrunken cells in the silk gland were observed after the W3 stage...
September 21, 2017: Gene
Rong Fan, Tong Pan, An-Li Zhu, Mei-Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Naringenin, a bioflavonoid present in various species of citrus fruit, tomatoes and grapes, has been shown to have various pharmacological effects. We evaluated the anti-arthritic potential of naringenin in formaldehyde-induced inflammation and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis. METHODS: For both evaluations, rats were divided into groups of six. Different doses of naringenin (5, 10 and 20mg/kg) were used in the models. Body weight and the arthritic index were assessed...
April 13, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
S Pisamai, A Rungsipipat, N Kunnasut, G Suriyaphol
Feline mammary carcinoma (FMC) is a common cancer with high metastatic potential and high mortality rate. Loss of cell-cell interactions and degradation of the extracellular matrix by proteinases enhances tumour invasion and metastasis. Peripheral neoplastic foci (PNF) are defined as the presence of discrete tumour cell clusters, splitting off from central neoplastic foci (CNF) and lodging around these CNF. PNF therefore locate at the tumour-host interface at the site of invasion. The aim of this study was to evaluate immunohistochemically the expression of cell adhesion molecules (e-cadherin [CDH-1], syndecan 1 [SDC-1] and nectin-2), matrix metalloproteinases (matrix metalloproteinase [MMP]-2, MMP-7 and MMP-9) and their tissue inhibitors (tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase [TIMP]-1 and TIMP-2) together with the cellular proliferation marker, Ki67, in CNF and PNF of FMCs of different clinical stages and histological grades...
August 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Kirthika Sreenivas, Haripriya Kalyanaraman, Subash Babu, Rangarajan Badri Narayanan
Prolonged existence of filarial parasites and their molecules within the host modulate the host immune system to instigate their survival and induce inflammatory responses that contribute to disease progression. Recombinant Brugia malayi pepsin inhibitor (rBm33) modulates the host immune responses by skewing towards Th1 responses characterized by secretion of inflammatory molecules such as TNF-α, IL-6, nitric oxide (NO). Here we also specified the molecular signaling events triggered by rBm33 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of filarial endemic normals (EN)...
September 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
Dan Zhao, Changyue Xue, Qianshun Li, Mengting Liu, Wenjuan Ma, Tengfei Zhou, Yunfeng Lin
Tumor tissue tends to stiffen during solid tumor progression. Substrate stiffness is known to alter cell behaviors, such as proliferation and migration, during which angiogenesis is requisite. Mono-culture and co-culture systems of lung cancer cell line A549 and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), on polydimethylsiloxane substrates (PDMS) with varying stiffness, were used for investigating the effects of substrate stiffness on the migration and angiogenesis of lung cancer. The expressions of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and angiogenesis-related growth factors were up-regulated with the increase of substrate stiffness, whereas that of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMPs) were down-regulated with increasing substrate stiffness...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Tsuyoshi Morisaki, Yo Kishimoto, Ichiro Tateya, Yoshitaka Kawai, Ryo Suzuki, Takuya Tsuji, Nao Hiwatashi, Tatsuo Nakamura, Koichi Omori, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi, Shigeru Hirano
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to reveal the effects of adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) on prevention of vocal fold scarring by investigating how the immediate ASCs transplantation into the injured rat vocal fold affect the levels of gene transcription and translation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective animal experiments with controls. METHODS: ASCs harvested from green fluorescent protein transgenic rat (ASCs group) or saline (sham group) were injected into the thyroarytenoid muscle of Sprague-Dawley rats immediately after stripping the vocal fold...
September 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
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