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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534945/trb3-mediates-advanced-glycation-end-product-induced-apoptosis-of-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-through-the-protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE-pathway
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Meng Wang, Wenjian Zhang, Shiqing Xu, Liang Peng, Zai Wang, Honglin Liu, Qing Fang, Tingting Deng, Xiuli Men, Jinning Lou
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which accumulate in the body during the development of diabetes, may be one of the factors leading to pancreatic β-cell failure and reduced β-cell mass. However, the mechanisms responsible for AGE‑induced apoptosis remain unclear. This study identified the role and mechanisms of action of tribbles homolog 3 (TRB3) in AGE-induced β-cell oxidative damage and apoptosis. Rat insulinoma cells (INS-1) were treated with 200 µg/ml AGEs for 48 h, and cell apoptosis was then detected by TUNEL staining and flow cytometry...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533545/treatment-effects-of-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-shenks-in-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-through-regulation-of-tgf-beta-smad3-signaling-and-oxidative-stress
#2
Haiyan Chu, Ying Shi, Shuai Jiang, Qicheng Zhong, Yongqiang Zhao, Qingmei Liu, Yanyun Ma, Xiangguang Shi, Weifeng Ding, Xiaodong Zhou, Jimin Cui, Li Jin, Gang Guo, Jiucun Wang
Pulmonary fibrosis is a kind of devastating interstitial lung disease due to the limited therapeutic strategies. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practices have put forth Shenks as a promising treatment approach. Here, we performed in vivo study and in vitro study to delineate the anti-fibrotic mechanisms behind Shenks treatment for pulmonary fibrosis. We found that regardless of the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment, Shenks was able to attenuate BLM-induced-fibrosis in mice, down regulate extracellular matrix genes expression, and reduce collagen production...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515175/role-for-reactive-oxygen-species-in-flow-stimulated-inner-medullary-collecting-duct-endothelin-1-production
#3
Will Wheatley, Donald E Kohan
Inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD)-derived endothelin-1 (ET-1) is stimulated by volume expansion, in part through augmented luminal flow, whereupon it can elicit natriuresis and diuresis. Since flow can alter nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), both of which can affect collecting duct salt transport, we asked whether NO and/or ROS mediate flow-stimulated IMCD ET-1. Mouse IMCD3 cells were exposed to flow and ET-1/GAPDH mRNA assessed. A shear stress of 10 dyne/cm2 for 1 hr increased ET-1 mRNA by 4-fold compared to no flow (ET-1 flow response)...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510506/signaling-at-the-crossroads-matrix-derived-proteoglycan-and-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling
#4
Madalina-Viviana Nastase, Andrea Janicova, Malgorzata Wygrecka, Liliana Schaefer
SIGNIFICANCE: Proteoglycans (PGs), besides their structural contribution, have emerged as dynamic components that mediate a multitude of cellular events. The various roles of PGs are attributed to their structure, spatial localization, and ability to act as ligands and receptors. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are small mediators, which are generated in physiological and pathological conditions. Besides their reactivity and ability to induce oxidative stress, a growing body of data suggests that ROS signaling is more relevant than direct radical damage in development of human pathologies...
May 16, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499910/sparc-paucity-alleviates-superoxide-mediated-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-diabetogenic-hepatocytes
#5
Kanikkai Raja Aseer, Allwin Jennifa Silvester, Anuj Kumar, Myung-Sook Choi, Jong Won Yun
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is known to play a previously unappreciated role in diabetes, but its precise mechanism in liver/hepatocyte pathology remains unknown. Inhibition of SPARC is critical in resolving candidate pathogenic events such as production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are broadly considered for their roles in diabetes, and is capable of protecting functional hepatocytes. Here, we provide in vitro and in vivo evidence demonstrating pathological correlations between SPARC and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat livers as well as cultured hepatocytes induced by diabetogenic stimuli...
May 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487945/nox4-is-involved-in-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-via-notch-pathway
#6
Min Yao, Feng Gao, Xiaomeng Wang, Yonghong Shi, Shuxia Liu, Huijun Duan
It has previously been demonstrated that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate‑oxidase (NADPH) oxidase 4 (Nox4), is important in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN), however the exact mechanisms remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to examine the effect of Nox4 on the alteration of the Notch pathway and cell apoptosis in the renal tubular epithelial cell line, HKC, under conditions of high glucose (HG; 30 mmol/l glucose). Nox4 and the Notch pathway were inhibited by N‑acetylcysteine (NAC), diphenylene iodonium (DPI) or γ‑secretase inhibitor (DAPT)...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484701/dual-specificity-phosphatase-4-overexpression-in-cells-prevents-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-apoptosis-via-the-upregulation-of-enos
#7
Julie A Dougherty, Joanna Kilbane Myers, Mahmood Khan, Mark G Angelos, Chun-An Chen
Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) signaling cascades regulate several cellular functions, including differentiation, proliferation, survival, and apoptosis. The duration and magnitude of phosphorylation of these MAPKs are decisive determinants of their physiological functions. Dual-specificity phosphatases exert kinetic control over these signaling cascades. Previously, we demonstrated that DUSP4(-/-) hearts sustain a larger infarct and have poor functional recovery, when isolated hearts were subjected to ischemia/reperfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476015/synergistic-protection-of-schizandrin-b-and-glycyrrhizic-acid-against-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-pathways-and-overexpression-of-nox4
#8
Di Zhang, Bin Liu, Bo Cao, Fei Wei, Xin Yu, Guo-Feng Li, Hong Chen, Lu-Qing Wei, Pei-Lan Wang
Pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and lethal lung disease, is a major therapeutic challenge for which new therapeutic strategies are warranted. Schisandrin B (Sch B) and Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) are the principal active ingredients of Schisandra chinensis and Glycyrrhiza glabra respectively, which have been reported to protect against lung injures. The present study was aimed at exploring the combinatorial therapeutic effects on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Lung fibrotic injuries were induced in mice by a single intratracheal instillation of 5mg/kg bleomycin (BLM)...
May 2, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473742/nadph-oxidase-activation-contributes-to-heavy-ion-irradiation-induced-cell-death
#9
Yupei Wang, Qing Liu, Weiping Zhao, Xin Zhou, Guoying Miao, Chao Sun, Hong Zhang
Increased oxidative stress plays an important role in heavy ion radiation-induced cell death. The mechanism involved in the generation of elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) is not fully illustrated. Here we show that NADPH oxidase activation is closely related to heavy ion radiation-induced cell death via excessive ROS generation. Cell death and cellular ROS can be greatly reduced in irradiated cancer cells with the preincubation of diphenyleneiodium, an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase. Most of the NADPH oxidase (NOX) family proteins (NOX1, NOX2, NOX3, NOX4, and NOX5) showed increased expression after heavy ion irradiation...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473473/the-emerging-role-of-nadph-oxidase-nox5%C3%A2-in-vascular-disease
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EDITORIAL
Jay C Jha, Anna M D Watson, Geetha Mathew, Lisanne C de Vos, Karin Jandeleit-Dahm
Oxidative stress is a consequence of up-regulation of pro-oxidant enzyme-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and concomitant depletion of antioxidants. Elevated levels of ROS act as an intermediate and are the common denominator for various diseases including diabetes-associated macro-/micro-vascular complications and hypertension. A range of enzymes are capable of generating ROS, but the pro-oxidant enzyme family, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases (NOXs), are the only enzymes known to be solely dedicated to ROS generation in the vascular tissues, kidney, aortas and eyes...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462005/inhibitors-of-dna-methylation-support-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-il11-expression-in-gingival-fibroblasts
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Irina-Georgeta Sufaru, Gabriel Beikircher, Andreas Weinhaeusel, Reinhard Gruber
PURPOSE: Oral wound healing requires gingival fibroblasts to respond to local growth factors. Epigenetic silencing through DNA methylation can potentially decrease the responsiveness of gingival fibroblasts to local growth factors. In this study, our aim was to determine whether the inhibition of DNA methylation sensitized gingival fibroblasts to transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). METHODS: Gingival fibroblasts were exposed to 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza), a clinically approved demethylating agent, before stimulation with TGF-β1...
April 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450188/hydrogen-sulfide-attenuates-cardiac-injury-in-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress
#12
Zhihong Zhang, Sheng Jin, Xu Teng, Xiaocui Duan, Yuhong Chen, Yuming Wu
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning with the absence of coronary occlusion, which is an acute cardiac syndrome with substantial morbidity and mortality. It was reported that reduced endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels may be related to various heart diseases. The present study investigated the mechanism by which H2S administration modulates and protects cardiac function in TCM rats. In order to establish a TCM model, Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were injected with a single dose of β-adrenergic agonist isoprenaline (ISO)...
April 24, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447737/17%C3%AE-estradiol-protects-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats-by-regulating-nadph-oxidase-and-apoptosis-genes
#13
Xiao-Juan Zhang, Xiao-Qing Cao, Chun-Sheng Zhang, Zhuo Zhao
Doxorubicin (DOX) is one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of a number of malignancies. However, its use is limited by serious cardiotoxic effects, for which there are currently no reliable pharmacologic therapies. Estrogen has exhibited protective effects against cardiac stressors in male and female animal models; however, its effects on DOX‑induced cardiotoxicity remain unknown. High mortality and morbidity rates have been observed in patients with cancer worldwide, and DOX is often administered to a greater number of men than women...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438648/the-superoxide-dismutase-mimetic-tempol-blunts-diabetes-induced-upregulation-of-nadph-oxidase-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Miles J De Blasio, Anand Ramalingam, Anh H Cao, Darnel Prakoso, Ji-Ming Ye, Raelene Pickering, Anna M D Watson, Judy B de Haan, David M Kaye, Rebecca H Ritchie
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to progression of diabetic nephropathy, which promotes end-stage renal failure in diabetic patients. This study was undertaken to investigate the actions of tempol and ramipril, pharmacological agents that target the consequences of NADPH oxidase, on diabetic nephropathy in a rat model of type 1 diabetes, with an emphasis on markers of ER stress. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intravenously with a single bolus of streptozotocin (55mg/kg) to induce type 1 diabetes...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431936/galectin-3-mediates-the-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-induced-right-ventricular-remodeling-through-interacting-with-nadph-oxidase-4
#15
Jingni He, Xiaohui Li, Hui Luo, Tangzhiming Li, Lin Zhao, Qiangqiang Qi, Yuwei Liu, Zaixin Yu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disorder that affects both pulmonary vasculature and the heart. The response of the right ventricle (RV) to the increased afterload is an important determinant of the PAH final outcome. Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a novel biomarker in left cardiac remodeling, takes part in multiple pathophysiological processes including the inflammation, fibrosis, immunity, and oxidative stress. The levels of Gal-3 are elevated in PAH patients, although the exact mechanisms underlie the PAH-induced right ventricular structural changes remain unclear...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430866/maternal-high-sucrose-diets-altered-vascular-large-conductance-ca2-activated-k-channels-via-reactive-oxygen-species-in-offspring-rats%C3%A2
#16
Xueqin Feng, Xiuwen Zhou, Wenna Zhang, Xiang Li, Axin He, Bailin Liu, Ruixiu Shi, Lei Wu, Jue Wu, Di Zhu, Na Li, Miao Sun, Zhice Xu
Overnutrition during pregnancy could increase risks of cardiovascular diseases in late life. This study investigated whether and how reactive oxygen species (ROS) may influence functions of large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels (BKCa) in the offspring exposed to prenatal high-sucrose (HS). We found that prenatal high-sucrose diets significantly increased phenylephrine (PE)-induced vessel contractions in mesenteric arteries of the adult offspring. Pretreatment with iberiotoxin (BKCa blocker, IBTX) significantly increased PE-mediated vascular contractions in the control, not in the HS group...
April 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424170/ros-induced-ros-release-orchestrated-by-nox4-nox2-and-mitochondria-in-vegf-signaling-and-angiogenesis
#17
Young-Mee Kim, Seok-Jo Kim, Ryosuke Tatsunami, Hisao Yamamura, Tohru Fukai, Masuko Ushio-Fukai
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from NADPH oxidase (NOX) and mitochondria play a critical role in growth factor-induced switch from a quiescent to an angiogenic phenotype in endothelial cells (ECs). However, how highly diffusible ROS produced from different sources can coordinate to stimulate VEGF signaling and drive the angiogenic process remains unknown. Using the cytosol- and mitochondria-targeted redox-sensitive RoGFP biosensors with real-time imaging, here we show that VEGF stimulation in human ECs rapidly increases cytosolic RoGFP oxidation within 1 min, followed by mitochondrial RoGFP oxidation within 5 min, which continues at least for 60 min...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423654/mcl-1-regulates-reactive-oxygen-species-via-nox4-during-chemotherapy-induced-senescence
#18
Abeba Demelash, Lukas W Pfannenstiel, Li Liu, Brian R Gastman
Mcl-1, a Bcl-2 family member, is highly expressed in a variety of human cancers and is believed to enhance tumorigenic potential and chemotherapy resistance through the inhibition of apoptosis and senescence. We previously reported that Mcl-1's regulation of chemotherapy-induced senescence (CIS) is dependent on its ability to prevent reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. In this report, we demonstrate that Mcl-1-regulated CIS requires not only ROS, but specifically mitochondrial ROS, and that these events are upstream of activation of the DNA damage response, another necessary step toward senescence...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422720/overexpression-of-nox4-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-progression-in-human-colorectal-cancer
#19
Xiao-Lu Lin, Li Yang, Seng-Wang Fu, Wen-Feng Lin, Yun-Jie Gao, Hao-Yan Chen, Zhi-Zheng Ge
NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4), a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, has been increasingly reported to be involved in tumorigenesis and/or tumor progression, but limited data are available regarding the role of NOX4 in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). We retrieved six independent investigations from Oncomine database and found that NOX4 is highly expressed in CRC tissues compared with corresponding normal controls. Similar results were also found in clinical specimens at both mRNA and protein levels...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396118/superoxide-and-hydrogen-peroxide-counterregulate-myogenic-contractions-in-renal-afferent-arterioles-from-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
Lingli Li, En Yin Lai, Zaiming Luo, Glenn Solis, Kathy K Griendling, W Robert Taylor, Pedro A Jose, Anton Wellsten, William J Welch, Christopher S Wilcox
Myogenic contractions protect kidneys from barotrauma but are impaired in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Since myogenic contractions are enhanced by superoxide but impaired by hydrogen peroxide, we tested the hypothesis that they are counterregulated by superoxide and H2O2 from NOX2/p47phox and/or NOX4/POLDIP2 in CKD. Myogenic contraction in isolated perfused afferent arterioles from mice with surgical 5/6 nephrectomy or sham operations fed a 6% sodium chloride diet was measured directly while superoxide and H2O2 were measured by fluorescence microscopy...
April 7, 2017: Kidney International
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