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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726741/magnolol-a-natural-polyphenol-attenuates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice
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Ling Zhao, Hai-Tao Xiao, Huai-Xue Mu, Tao Huang, Ze-Si Lin, Linda L D Zhong, Guang-Zhi Zeng, Bao-Min Fan, Cheng-Yuan Lin, Zhao-Xiang Bian
Magnolol is a lignan with anti-inflammatory activity identified in Magnolia officinalis. Ulcerative colitis (UC), one of the types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the colon. To investigate the effect of magnolol in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental UC model, male C57 mice were treated with 2% DSS drinking water for 5 consecutive days followed by intragastric administration with magnolol (5, 10 and 15 mg/kg) daily for 7 days. The results showed that magnolol significantly attenuated disease activity index, inhibited colonic shortening, reduced colonic lesions and suppressed myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity...
July 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720062/hes1-overexpression-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-breast-cancer-and-predicts-poor-survival
#3
Xiaoying Li, Yu Cao, Mu Li, Feng Jin
HES1 is a transcriptional repressor involved in cell differentiation and proliferation, but the expression pattern and biological roles of HES1 in breast cancer have not been examined. In this study, we examined HES1 expression in breast cancer tissues using immunohistochemistry and western blot analyses and investigated HES1 function using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide and Matrigel invasion assays. Significant relationships were observed between HES1 upregulation and advanced tumour-node-metastasis stage (p = 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719892/cinnamaldehyde-ameliorates-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice-by-inducing-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue
#4
Jiacheng Zuo, Dandan Zhao, Na Yu, Xin Fang, Qianqian Mu, Yue Ma, Fangfang Mo, Rui Wu, Rufeng Ma, Lili Wang, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Dongwei Zhang, Sihua Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obesity has become a major health concern with few effective medications. Cinnamaldehyde (CA) has been reported to exhibit anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. However, whether CA shows anti-obesity activity remains unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the potential anti-obesity effects of CA on mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) and to explore the possible mechanisms involved. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice fed an HFD for 12 weeks were supplemented with CA (40 mg/kg/day) via gavage for an additional 8 weeks...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714582/altered-levels-of-soluble-cd18-may-associate-immune-mechanisms-with-outcome-in-sepsis
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Tue Wenzel Kragstrup, Kristian Juul-Madsen, Stig Hill Christiansen, Xianwei Zhang, Jan Krog, Thomas Vorup-Jensen, Anders Gade Kjaergaard
The pathogenesis of sepsis involves a dual inflammatory response, with a hyper-inflammatory phase followed by, or in combination with, a hypo-inflammatory phase. The adhesion molecules LFA-1 (CD11a/CD18) and Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18) support leukocyte adhesion to intercellular adhesion molecules and phagocytosis through complement opsonisation, both processes relevant to the immune response during sepsis. Here, we investigate the role of soluble (s)CD18 in sepsis with emphasis on sCD18 as a mechanistic biomarker of immune reactions and outcome of sepsis...
July 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713967/involvement-of-notch2-in-all%C3%A2-trans-retinoic-acid%C3%A2-induced-inhibition-of-mouse-embryonic-palate-mesenchymal-cell-proliferation
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Yadong Zhang, Shiyi Dong, Jianning Wang, Miao Wang, Mu Chen, Hongzhang Huang
Cleft palate is among the most common congenital disorders, and can be induced by exposure to all‑trans retinoic acid (atRA) during mice and human embryogenesis. However, the mechanism underlying the implication of atRA in the development of cleft palate has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, atRA administered by gavage resulted in formation of a cleft palate in 99% of treated C57BL/6 mice. Notch2 was revealed to be upregulated in mouse embryonic palate mesenchymal (MEPM) cells in the atRA‑treated group compared with untreated control mice between embryonic day (E)12...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700093/interleukin-10-release-from-astrocytes-suppresses-neuronal-apoptosis-via-the-tlr2-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-a-neonatal-rat-model-of-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage
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Mu Lan He, Ze Yu Lv, Xia Shi, Ting Yang, Yun Zhang, Ting-Yu Li, Jie Chen
The biological function of Interleukin-10 (IL-10) and the relationship between IL-10 secretion and the Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) expression levels in the central nervous system following hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD) are poorly understood. Here, we intend to elucidate the biological function and mechanism of IL-10 secretion following HIBD. In the current study, we used a neonatal rat model of HIBD and found that rats injected with adeno-associated virus (AAV)-IL-10-shRNA (short hairpin RNA) exhibited partially impaired learning and memory function compared to rats administered AAV-control-shRNA...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699905/fkbp51-decreases-cell-proliferation-and-increases-progestin-sensitivity-of-human-endometrial-adenocarcinomas-by-inhibiting-akt
#8
Jing Dong, Yulian Jiao, Wenli Mu, Bingru Lu, Muyun Wei, Linying Sun, Shengnan Hu, Bin Cui, Xiaowen Liu, Zijiang Chen, Yueran Zhao
In this study, we investigated the role of FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP51) in human endometrial adenocarcinoma progression. Immunohistochemical analysis showed decreased FKBP51 expression in endometrial adenocarcinoma tissues. Moreover, higher FKBP51 expression was observed in the normal secretory phase than in proliferative-phase endometrial tissues. FKBP51-shRNA transfected KLE cells showed high Ser473-phospho Akt with decreased p21 and p27 levels, which promoted S-G2/M phase cell cycle progression and proliferation...
June 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699350/analgesic-properties-of-opioid-nk1-multitarget-ligands-with-distinct-in-vitro-profiles-in-naive-and-chronic-constriction-injury-cci-mice
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Joanna Starnowska, Roberto Costante, Karel Guillemyn, Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Nga N Chung, Carole Lemieux, Attila Keresztes, Joost Van Duppen, Adriano Mollica, John M Streicher, Jozef Vanden Broeck, Peter W Schiller, Dirk Tourwé, Joanna Mika, Steven Ballet, Barbara Przewlocka
The lower efficacy of opioids in neuropathic pain may be due to the increased activity of pronociceptive systems such as substance P. We present evidence to support this hypothesis in this work from the spinal cord in a neuropathic pain model in mice. Biochemical analysis confirmed the elevated mRNA and protein level of pronociceptive substance P, the major endogenous ligand of the neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor, in the lumbar spinal cord of chronic constriction injury (CCI)-mice. To improve opioid efficacy in neuropathic pain, novel compounds containing opioid agonist and neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist pharmacophores were designed...
July 12, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693920/s100b-promotes-injury-induced-vascular-remodeling-through-modulating-smooth-muscle-phenotype
#10
Teng Cao, Lei Zhang, Ling-Ling Yao, Fei Zheng, Lu Wang, Jian-Ye Yang, Ling-Yun Guo, Xing-Yuan Li, Yu-Wen Yan, Ya-Mu Pan, Miao Jiang, Long Chen, Jun-Ming Tang, Shi-You Chen, Jia-NingWang
S100B is a biomarker of nervous system injury, but it is unknown if it is also involved in vascular injury. In the present study, we investigated S100B function in vascular remodeling following injury. Balloon injury in rat carotid artery progressively induced neointima formation while increasing S100B expression in both neointimal vascular smooth muscle (VSMC) and serum along with an induction of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). Knockdown of S100B by its shRNA delivered by adenoviral transduction attenuated the PCNA expression and neointimal hyperplasia in vivo and suppressed PDGF-BB-induced VSMC proliferation and migration in vitro...
July 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691411/kupffer-cell-in-the-immune-activation-and-tolerance-toward-hbv-hcv-infection
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REVIEW
Yuan Fangchao, Zhang Wenfeng, Mu Di, Gong Jianping
Kupffer cells(KCs) largely found in the sinusoids are the macrophages which specifically reside in liver. KC is a crucial part of innate immune system, acting as scavenger and phagocyte. KCs and sinusoidal endothelial cells together form the first immune barrier of the portal system. Studies show that KCs can not only maintain homeostasis in immune response, but also facilitate the pathogenesis of type B and type C hepatitis through their antigen-presenting function and secretion of soluble mediators. KCs can express TLRs (Toll-like receptors), FasL, Programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and secrete large amount of inflammatory factors to lead to the tolerant state of immune response toward HBV/HCV...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684360/regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-5-rgs5-inhibits-sonic-hedgehog-function-in-mouse-cortical-neurons
#12
Chuanliang Liu, Qiongqiong Hu, Jia Jing, Yun Zhang, Jing Jin, Liulei Zhang, Lili Mu, Yumei Liu, Bo Sun, Tongshuai Zhang, Qingfei Kong, Guangyou Wang, Dandan Wang, Yao Zhang, Xijun Liu, Wei Zhao, Jinghua Wang, Tao Feng, Hulun Li
Regulator of G protein signaling 5 (RGS5) acts as a GTPase-activating protein (GAP) for the Gαi subunit and negatively regulates G protein-coupled receptor signaling. However, its presence and function in postmitotic differentiated primary neurons remains largely uncharacterized. During neural development, sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling is involved in cell signaling pathways via Gαi activity. In particular, Shh signaling is essential for embryonic neural tube patterning, which has been implicated in neuronal polarization involving neurite outgrowth...
July 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679775/detection-of-activating-estrogen-receptor-gene-esr1-mutations-in-single-circulating-tumor-cells
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Carmela Paolillo, Zhaomei Mu, Giovanna Rossi, Matthew J Schiewer, Thomas Nguyen, Laura Austin, Ettore Capoluongo, Karen E Knudsen, Massimo Cristofanilli, Paolo Fortina
Early detection is essential for treatment plans before onset of metastatic disease. Our purpose was to demonstrate feasibility to detect and monitor estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) gene mutations at the single circulating tumor cell (CTC) level in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). <br /><br />Experimental Design: We used a CTC molecular characterization approach to investigate heterogeneity of 14 hot spot mutations in ESR1 and their correlation with endocrine resistance. Combining the CellSearch(®) and DEPArray™ technologies allowed recovery of 71 single CTCs and 12 WBC from 3 ER-positive MBC patients...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674470/eluxadoline-viberzi-a-mu-opioid-receptor-agonist-for-the-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
#14
Fraidy Maltz, Brooke Fidler
Eluxadoline (Viberzi) for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.
July 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673713/alterations-in-opioid-inhibition-cause-widespread-nociception-but-do-not-affect-anxiety-like-behavior-in-oral-cancer-mice
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Yi Ye, Daniel G Bernabé, Elizabeth Salvo, Chi T Viet, Kentaro Ono, John C Dolan, Malvin Janal, Brad E Aouizerat, Christine Miaskowski, Brian L Schmidt
Widespread pain and anxiety are commonly reported in cancer patients. We hypothesize that cancer is accompanied by attenuation of endogenous opioid-mediated inhibition, which subsequently causes widespread pain and anxiety. To test this hypothesis we used a mouse model of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the tongue. We found that mice with tongue SCC exhibited widespread nociceptive behaviors in addition to behaviors associated with local nociception that we reported previously. Tongue SCC mice exhibited a pattern of reduced opioid receptor expression in the spinal cord; intrathecal administration of respective mu (MOR), delta (DOR), and kappa (KOR) opioid receptor agonists reduced widespread nociception in mice, except for the fail flick assay following administration of the MOR agonist...
June 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669034/cannabinoid-reward-and-aversion-effects-in-the-posterior-ventral-tegmental-area-are-mediated-through-dissociable-opiate-receptor-subtypes-and-separate-amygdalar-and-accumbal-dopamine-receptor-substrates
#16
Tasha Ahmad, Steven R Laviolette
RATIONALE: The ventral tegmental area (VTA) and its projections to the basolateral amygdala (BLA) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) are critical for cannabinoid-related motivational effects. Cannabinoid CB1 receptor (CB1R) transmission modulates VTA dopamine (DA) neuron activity and previous reports demonstrate anatomically segregated effects of CB1R transmission in the VTA. However, the underlying pharmacological and anatomical regions responsible for these effects are currently unknown. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to characterize the motivational effects of localized anterior vs...
August 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667175/the-relevance-of-agrp-neuron-derived-gaba-inputs-to-pomc-neurons-differs-for-spontaneous-and-evoked-release
#17
Andrew R Rau, Shane T Hentges
Hypothalamic agouti-related peptide (AgRP) neurons potently stimulate food intake, whereas proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons inhibit feeding. Whether AgRP neurons exert their orexigenic actions, at least in part, by inhibiting anorexigenic POMC neurons remains unclear. Here, the connectivity between GABA-releasing AgRP neurons and POMC neurons was examined in brain slices from male and female mice. Spontaneous GABA-mediated inhibitory postsynaptic currents (sIPSCs) in POMC neurons were unaffected by disturbing GABA release from AgRP neurons either by cell-type-specific deletion of the vesicular GABA transporter or by expression of botulinum toxin in AgRP neurons to prevent VAMP2-dependent vesicle fusion...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666257/neuropilin-1-is-a-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-receptor-in-glioblastoma
#18
Shen Sun, Yu Lei, Qi Li, Yue Wu, Lin Zhang, Pei-Pei Mu, Guang-Quan Ji, Chuan-Xi Tang, Yu-Qian Wang, Jian Gao, Jin Gao, Li Li, Lang Zhuo, Yun-Qing Li, Dian-Shuai Gao
The aim of this study was to identify the receptor for glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). After GST pull-down assays, membrane proteins purified from C6 rat glioma cells were subjected to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The differentially expressed proteins were annotated using Gene Ontology, and neuropilin-1 (NRP1) was identified as the putative GDNF receptor in glioma. NRP1 was more highly expressed in human GBM brains and C6 rat glioma cells than in normal human brains or primary rat astrocytes...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659791/pentazocine-protects-sn4741-cells-against-mpp-induced-cell-damage-via-up-regulation-of-the-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#19
Jiancai Wang, Jintao Gu, Hao Wu, Gang Zhu, Dayun Feng, Yuqian Li, Wei Guo, Keyong Tian, Guodong Gao, Li Gao
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been linked to many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease (PD). A glycoprotein named Dickkopf-1 (Dkk1) can combine with the receptor complex on cell membrane to inhibit Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Opioids, a series of compounds including morphine, fentanyl and pentazocine, have been reported to contribute to the up-regulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Naloxone is an antagonist that has been used as an antidote to opioids through mu-opioid receptor...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653080/alterations-of-expression-of-inflammation-immune-related-genes-in-the-dorsal-and-ventral-striatum-of-adult-c57bl-6j-mice-following-chronic-oxycodone-self-administration-a-rna-sequencing-study
#20
Yong Zhang, Yupu Liang, Orna Levran, Matthew Randesi, Vadim Yuferov, Connie Zhao, Mary Jeanne Kreek
INTRODUCTION: Non-medical use of prescription opioids such as the mu opioid receptor (MOP-r) agonist oxycodone is a growing problem in the USA and elsewhere. There is limited information about oxycodone's impact on diverse gene systems in the brain. OBJECTIVES: The current study was designed to examine how chronic oxycodone self-administration (SA) affects gene expression in the terminal areas of the nigrostriatal and mesolimbic dopaminergic pathways in mice. METHOD: Adult male C57BL/6J mice underwent a 14-day oxycodone self-administration procedure (4 h/day, 0...
August 2017: Psychopharmacology
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