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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424262/magnesium-reduces-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco-and-modulates-lipogenesis-and-lipolysis-via-ppara-jak-stat-and-ampk-pathways-in-hepatocytes
#1
Chuan-Chuan Wei, Kun Wu, Yan Gao, Li-Han Zhang, Dan-Dan Li, Zhi Luo
Background: Magnesium influences hepatic lipid deposition in vertebrates, but the underlying mechanism is unknown.Objective: We used yellow catfish and their isolated hepatocytes to test the hypothesis that magnesium influences lipid deposition by modulating lipogenesis and lipolysis.Methods: Juvenile yellow catfish (mean ± SEM weight: 3.43 ± 0.02 g, 3 mo old, mixed sex) were fed a 0.14- (low), 0.87- (intermediate) or 2.11- (high) g Mg/kg diet for 56 d. Primary hepatocytes were incubated for 48 h in control or MgSO4-containing medium with or without 2-h pretreatment with an inhibitor (AG490, GW6471, or Compound C)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420927/in-silico-analysis-of-fragile-histidine-triad-involved-in-regression-of-carcinoma
#2
Muhammad Asif Rasheed, Fatima Tariq, Sara Afzal, Shazia Mannanv
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCCa) is a primary malignancy of the liver. Many different proteins are involved in HCCa including insulin growth factor (IGF) II , signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) 3, STAT4, mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 4 (SMAD 4), fragile histidine triad (FHIT) and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) etc. The present study is based on the bioinformatics analysis of FHIT protein in order to understand the proteomics aspect and improvement of the diagnosis of the disease based on the protein...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413603/hepatitis-b-virus-promotes-cancer-cell-migration-by-downregulating-mir-340-5p-expression-to-induce-stat3-overexpression
#3
Qiushuang Xiong, Shaoshuai Wu, Jingwen Wang, Xianhuang Zeng, Jianwen Chen, Mingcong Wei, Haotong Guan, Chengpeng Fan, Lang Chen, Deyin Guo, Guihong Sun
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a leading cause of HCC. Previous studies have demonstrated that expression of the tumor inhibitor miR-340 is significantly downregulated in HCC tissues compared with normal liver tissues. However, the precise biological role of miR-340-5p in HBV-HCC and its molecular mechanism of action remain unknown. RESULTS: Expression of miR-340-5p was downregulated in HBV-associated HCC liver tissue and HBV-infected cells, facilitating migration of liver cancer cells...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393380/th1-and-th17-polarized-immune-infiltrates-in-eosinophilic-fasciitis-a-potential-marker-for-histopathologic-distinction-from-morphea
#4
Andrea Primiani Moy, Elena Maryamchik, Olga V Nikolskaia, Rosalynn M Nazarian
Morphea (localized scleroderma) and eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) are rare fibrosing disorders which may present a diagnostic challenge. While histopathologic features are often distinct, in some cases there may be overlap. T-cells contribute to etiopathogenesis of both autoimmune conditions. We sought to determine whether T-cell immune polarization enables histopathologic distinction. We retrospectively examined clinicopathologically confirmed cases of morphea (n = 12) and EF (n = 8) using immunohistochemistry for CD3, CD8, and dual staining for CD4 with T-bet, GATA-3, STAT-3, or BNC-2 (transcription factors reported to be specific and mutually exclusive for Th1, Th2, Th17 and Th22 cells, respectively) to characterize the T-cell infiltrate...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386145/significance-of-stat3-signaling-in-epithelial-cell-differentiation-of-fetal-mouse-lungs
#5
Hiroki Kameyama, Shinji Kudoh, Jun Hatakeyama, Akira Matuo, Takaaki Ito
To study the significance of signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat) 3 in lung epithelial development of fetal mice, we examined fetal mouse lungs, focusing on the expression of Clara cell secretory protein (CCSP), Forkhead box protein J1 (Foxj1), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), phosphorylated Stat3 (Tyr705), and hairy/enhancer of split (Hes) 1, and observed cultured fetal lungs upon treatment with IL-6, a Stat3 activator, or cucurbitacin I, a Stat3 inhibitor. Moreover, the interaction of Stat3 signaling and Hes1 was studied using Hes1 gene-deficient mice...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381801/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-stat3-abcb1-and-abcg2-with-stomatitis-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-sunitinib-a-retrospective-analysis-in-japanese-patients
#6
Aimi Watanabe, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Takeshi Ioroi, Sachi Hirata, Kenichi Harada, Hideaki Miyake, Masato Fujisawa, Tsutomu Nakagawa, Ikuko Yano, Midori Hirai
Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 is a key factor in homeostasis of the oral mucosa by regulating the production of inflammatory cytokines. Sunitinib is a substrate of P-glycoprotein (multidrug resistance (MDR)-1/ABCB1) and breast-cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2). In this retrospective study, we evaluated the association between sunitinib-induced stomatitis and STAT3, ABCB1, and ABCG2 polymorphisms in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Fifty-two Japanese patients with RCC treated with sunitinib were retrospectively genotyped to elucidate a potential association between STAT3, ABCB1, and ABCG2 polymorphisms and stomatitis development...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379605/microrna-126-inhibits-proliferation-migration-invasion-and-emt-in-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-zeb1
#7
Rui Jiang, Chao Zhang, Guangyao Liu, Rui Gu, Han Wu
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a tumor with rapid progression, high metastatic potential and poor clinical prognosis. This study was aimed to investigate the function of miR-126 in OS cells. The miR-126 expression in OS cell lines and OS tissues were explored by qRT-PCR. Then, the effects of miR-126 on proliferation, cycle, migration, invasion and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) were assessed. Predicted by TargetScan, one of target genes for miR-126 was verified by luciferase activity assay...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361042/sodium-octanoate-modulates-the-innate-immune-response-of-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-through-the-tlr2-p38-jnk-erk1-2-pathway-implications-during-staphylococcus-aureus-internalization
#8
Nayeli Alva-Murillo, Alejandra Ochoa-Zarzosa, Joel E López-Meza
Bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs) contribute to mammary gland defense against invading pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus (intracellular facultative), which is recognized by TLR2. In a previous report, we showed that sodium octanoate [NaO, a medium chain fatty acid (C8)] induces (0.25 mM) or inhibits (1 mM) S. aureus internalization into bMECs and differentially regulates the innate immune response (IIR). However, the molecular mechanisms have not been described, which was the aim of this study...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315704/interleukin-6-and-prostate-cancer-current-developments-and-unsolved-questions
#9
Zoran Culig, Martin Puhr
Interleukin (IL)-6 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is expressed in prostate tumors and in the stromal tumor micro-enviroment. It is known to regulate proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and differentiation. The signaling pathway of Janus kinase and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3, which is activated by IL-6, is in the focus of scientific investigations for improved treatment approaches. Different effects of IL-6 and/or STAT3 on tumor cell growth have been observed in human and murine prostate cancer (PCa) models...
March 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315446/targeted-delivery-of-morin-a-dietary-bioflavanol-encapsulated-mannosylated-liposomes-to-the-macrophages-of-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats-inhibits-inflammatory-immune-response-and-osteoclastogenesis
#10
Farhath Sultana, Manoj Kumar Neog, MahaboobKhan Rasool
The purpose of the study was to develop a liposomal drug delivery system for morin, a dietary polyphenol, in order to target the synovial macrophages and investigate the remission of disease severity in the adjuvant-induced arthritic (AIA) rats. To do so, mannose decorated liposomal morin (ML-Morin) was prepared using the thin film hydration method and the physicochemical properties were characterized. The particle size and zeta potential of liposomal morin (L-Morin) was found to be 127.9nm ± 2.6 and -24.5mV ± 0...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296539/high-salt-induced-activation-and-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-cultured-astrocytes
#11
Zhezhi Deng, Yuge Wang, Li Zhou, Yilong Shan, Sha Tan, Wei Cai, Siyuan Liao, Lisheng Peng, Zhengqi Lu
Salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) accumulation in the brain is associated with various diseases of central nervous system (CNS). Activation of astrocytes is an important manifestation of pathophysiological processes in the CNS. However, the direct impact of high salt (HS) environment on astrocytes is unclear. In the current study, we found that high salt treatment can induce activation of astrocytes both in vivo and in vitro, manifested as morphological alteration coupled with increased expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)...
April 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282360/an-alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-gts-21-promotes-c2c12-myonuclear-accretion-in-association-with-release-of-interleukin-6-il-6-and-improves-survival-in-burned-mice
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Mohammed A S Khan, Mohammed F Khan, Shizuka Kashiwagi, William R Kem, Shingo Yasuhara, Masao Kaneki, Ronald G Tompkins, J A Jeevendra Martyn
The role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in physiological processes and disease is poorly understood. The hypothesis tested in this study was that selective alpha7 acetylcholine receptor (α7AChR) agonist, GTS-21, releases of IL-6 in association with myonuclear accretion and enhances insulin signaling in muscle cells, and improves survival of burn injured (BI) mice. The in vitro effects of GTS-21 were determined in C2C12 myoblasts and 7-day differentiated myotubes (myotubes). The in vivo effects of GTS-21 were tested in BI wild type (WT) and IL-6 knockout (IL6KO) mice...
March 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275390/dual-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-cancer
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T G Shrihari
Inflammation is the body's response to noxious stimuli such as infectious, physiological or chemical agents, it releases various inflammatory mediators via immune cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes. These inflammatory mediators are growth factors, chemokines, and cytokines. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS) activate transcriptional factors (NF-KB, STAT-3) and bring about cellular proliferation, genomic instability, angiogenesis, resistance to apoptosis, invasion, and metastasis...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257824/27-hydroxycholesterol-induces-invasion-and-migration-of-breast-cancer-cells-by-increasing-mmp9-and-generating-emt-through-activation-of-stat-3
#14
Zhaoxia Shen, Dongmei Zhu, Jiao Liu, Juan Chen, Yun Liu, Chunyan Hu, Zhong Li, Yuan Li
Breast carcinoma plays a vital role in the reasons of global women's death. ER-related invasion and migration play an important part in the development and prognosis of breast cancer. Here, we found that 27-Hydroxycholesterol (27HC) could induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and increase the expression of the matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) at mRNA level and the active form. Meanwhile, interestingly, we found 27HC activated signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT-3) in ER positive cells except activation of ER signaling...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254482/lithospermum-erythrorhizon-extract-inhibits-der-p2-induced-inflammatory-response-through-alleviation-of-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-inflammasome-expression-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#15
Chung-Yang Yen, Wen-Dee Chiang, Shang-Yong Liu, Kun-Teng Wang, En-Chih Liao, Ching-Liang Hsieh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Lithospermum erythrorhizon (LE) and Angelica sinensis (AS), widely used in several folk medicine for wound, pus discharge and dermatitis for the history of several hundred years in Asian countries. AIM OF STUDY: To investigate the therapeutic effect of LE and AS on Der p2-induced inflammatory response in human bronchial epithelial (BEAS-2B) cells. METHODS: The effects of Der p2 stimulation on thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway, the inflammasome (specifically, the apoptosis speck-like protein [ASC] and nod-like receptor 3 [NLRP3]), Caspase-1 and the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 pathway were evaluated in the human bronchial epithelial (BEAS-2B) cells...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228072/curcumin-and-endothelial-function-evidence-and-mechanisms-of-protective-effects
#16
Maryam Saberi Karimian, Matteo Pirro, Thomas P Johnston, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: The endothelium is a large paracrine organ regulating cell growth, vascular tone and thrombogenicity as well as platelet and leukocyte interactions. Endothelial function can be assessed by non-invasive techniques [e.g. flow-mediated vasodilation, nitroglycerin-mediated dilation and pulse wave velocity] and measuring specific circulating biomarkers [cell adhesion molecules, endothelial microparticles and endothelial progenitor cells]. Impaired endothelial function plays a key role in the development of atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension, heart failure, ischemia-reperfusion injury, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions...
February 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213977/mitochondria-targeted-esculetin-inhibits-pai-1-levels-by-modulating-stat3-activation-and-mir-19b-via-sirt3-role-in-acute-coronary-artery-syndrome
#17
Sujana Katta, Santosh Karnewar, Devayani Panuganti, Mahesh Kumar Jerald, Sastry B K, Srigiridhar Kotamraju
In this study, we explored the microRNAs responsible for the regulation of PAI-1 during LPS-stimulated inflammation in human aortic endothelial cells, subsequently studied the effect of a newly synthesized mitochondria-targeted esculetin (Mito-Esc) that was shown for its anti-atherosclerotic potential in modulating PAI-1 levels and its targeted miRs during angiotensin-II-induced atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice. LPS-stimulated PAI-1 was accompanied with an upregulation of miR-19b and down-regulation of miR-30c...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132721/hepatic-interleukin-6-production-is-maintained-during-endotoxin-tolerance-and-facilitates-lipid-accumulation
#18
Anna Dembek, Stephan Laggai, Sonja M Kessler, Beate Czepukojc, Yvette Simon, Alexandra K Kiemer, Jessica Hoppstädter
Gut-derived bacterial endotoxins, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS), contribute to the pathogenesis of steatosis and steatohepatitis by activating Kupffer cells, the resident liver macrophages. Exposure of macrophages to low doses of LPS causes hyporesponsiveness upon subsequent endotoxin challenge, a phenomenon termed endotoxin or LPS tolerance. In the present study, we aimed to examine whether LPS-induced lipid accumulation is affected by endotoxin tolerance. LPS pretreatment reduced the expression of proinflammatory mediators upon subsequent high-dose LPS treatment in murine livers...
January 20, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115165/repression-of-smad3-by-stat3-and-c-ski-snon-induces-gefitinib-resistance-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#19
Yojiro Makino, Jeong-Hwan Yoon, Eunjin Bae, Mitsuyasu Kato, Keiji Miyazawa, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Ikeda, Masahiko Kuroda, Mizuko Mamura
Cancer-associated inflammation develops resistance to the epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) harboring oncogenic EGFR mutations. Stat3-mediated interleukin (IL)-6 signaling and Smad-mediated transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathways play crucial regulatory roles in cancer-associated inflammation. However, mechanisms how these pathways regulate sensitivity and resistance to EGFR-TKI in NSCLCs remain largely undetermined...
January 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110210/il-12-and-il-23-modulate-plasticity-of-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-in-human-leprosy
#20
Mohd Tarique, Chaman Saini, Raza Ali Naqvi, Neena Khanna, Alpana Sharma, D N Rao
Leprosy is a bacterial disease caused by M. leprae. Its clinical spectrum reflects the host's immune response to the M. leprae and provide an ideal model to investigate the host pathogen interaction and immunological dysregulation. Tregs are high in leprosy patients and responsible for immune suppression of the host by producing IL-10 and TGF-β cytokines. In leprosy, plasticity of Tregs remain unstudied. This is the first study describing the conversion of Tregs into Th1-like and Th17-like cells using in vitro cytokine therapy in leprosy patients...
March 2017: Molecular Immunology
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