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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228072/curcumin-and-endothelial-function-evidence-and-mechanisms-of-protective-effects
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103508/the-mechanism-of-alopolysaccharide-protecting-ulceralive-colitis
#6
Hu Lin, Li Honglang, Li Weifeng, Chen Junmin, Yang Jiantao, Gu Junjing
The aim of this study is to explain the mechanism of alopolysaccharide protecting ulceralive colitis in cells and animal models. We divided this study into two parts: cell and animal research parts. In the cell research, HT-29 cells were divided into normal group, model group, aloe polysacchride group and positive drug group, the cell model was used by tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF-α) combine with LPS, detecting IL-6 concentration of difference groups by Elisa testing, Apoptosis of each group was detected by flow cytometry...
January 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101184/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-luteolin-on-experimental-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-mice
#7
Nan Xia, Gang Chen, Min Liu, Xiaozhen Ye, Yahui Pan, Jiuyu Ge, Yanting Mao, Hongwei Wang, Jian Wang, Sijing Xie
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common organ-specific autoimmune disease and is believed to be a predominately T cell-mediated autoimmunity. Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 is a crucial transcription factor of T cell-mediated immunity, with key roles in the proliferation and migration of T helper (Th) cells, differentiation of Th cells into Th17 cells, and the balance between Treg cells and Th17 cells. Flavonoid luteolin has been shown to markedly inhibit Tyr705 activation/phosphorylation of STAT3 and exert anti-inflammatory effects in multiple sclerosis...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096316/bay-11-7082-inhibits-the-nf-kb-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-pathways-and-protects-against-imq-induced-psoriasis
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Natasha Irrera, Mario Vaccaro, Alessandra Bitto, Giovanni Pallio, Gabriele Pizzino, Maria Lentini, Vincenzo Arcoraci, Letteria Minutoli, Michele Scuruchi, Giuseppina Cutroneo, Giuseppe Pio Anastasi, Roberta Ettari, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla
BAY 11-7082 antagonizes I-κB kinase-β preventing nuclear translocation of NF-κB; it also inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation.NF-κB is involved in psoriasis, while the role of NLRP3 is controversial. We investigated BAY 11-7082 effects in an experimental model of psoriasis-like dermatitis. Psoriasis-like lesions were induced by a topical application of imiquimod cream (IMQ; 62.5 mg/day) on the shaved back skin of C57BL/6 and NLRP3 knock-out mice for 7 consecutive days. Sham psoriasis animals were challenged with vaseline cream...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086773/pleurotus-giganteus-berk-karun-hyde-the-giant-oyster-mushroom-inhibits-no-production-in-lps-h2o2-stimulated-raw-264-7-cells-via-stat-3-and-cox-2-pathways
#9
Asweni Baskaran, Kek Heng Chua, Vikineswary Sabaratnam, Mani Ravishankar Ram, Umah Rani Kuppusamy
BACKGROUND: Pleurotus giganteus (Berk. Karunarathna and K.D. Hyde), has been used as a culinary mushroom and is known to have medicinal properties but its potential as an anti-inflammatory agent to mitigate inflammation triggered diseases is untapped. In this study, the molecular mechanism underlying the protective effect of ethanol extract of P. giganteus (EPG) against lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and combination of LPS and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced inflammation on RAW 264.7 macrophages was investigated...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075470/combined-effects-of-atorvastatin-and-aspirin-on-growth-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#10
Yan He, Huarong Huang, Chelsea Farischon, Dongli Li, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, Xi Zheng, Susan Goodin
Epidemiologic studies indicate the use of either statins or aspirin have beneficial effects in prostate cancer patients. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects and mechanisms of atorvastatin and aspirin alone or in combination in human prostate cancer cells cultured in vitro and grown as xenograft tumors in severe combined immune-deficient (SCID) mice. The growth and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells were determined by the trypan blue exclusion and propidium iodide staining assays. Activation of the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) was measured by luciferase reporter assay, and the levels of phospho-signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat)3 and phospho-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Erk)1/2 were determined by western blot analysis...
February 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063793/interleukin-6-increases-the-expression-of-key-proteins-associated-with-steroidogenesis-in-human-nci-h295r-adrenocortical-cells
#11
Janae Strickland, Stephen McIlmoil, Brice J Williams, Dennis C Seager, James P Porter, Allan M Judd
Mechanisms of interleukin-6 (IL-6)-induced cortisol release (CR) were investigated by exposing H295R cells to IL-6 and determining mRNA/protein expression (PCR/western blots) for steroidogenic enzymes (SE), steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR), steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1) (enhances SE/StAR expression), activator protein 1 (AP-1) (regulates SE/StAR expression) and adrenal hypoplasia congenita-like protein (DAX-1) (inhibits SE/StAR expression). Promoter activity of StAR (SPA) was measured by a luciferase-coupled promoter...
January 4, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054602/identification-of-guanosine-5-diphosphate-as-potential-iron-mobilizer-preventing-the-hepcidin-ferroportin-interaction-and-modulating-the-interleukin-6-stat-3-pathway
#12
Stanzin Angmo, Neha Tripathi, Sheenu Abbat, Shailesh Sharma, Shelley Sardul Singh, Avishek Halder, Kamalendra Yadav, Geeta Shukla, Rajat Sandhir, Vikas Rishi, Prasad V Bharatam, Hariom Yadav, Nitin Kumar Singhal
Hepcidin, a peptide hormone, is a key regulator in mammalian iron homeostasis. Increased level of hepcidin due to inflammatory conditions stimulates the ferroportin (FPN) transporter internalization, impairing the iron absorption; clinically manifested as anemia of inflammation (AI). Inhibiting hepcidin-mediated FPN degradation is proposed as an important strategy to combat AI. A systematic approach involving in silico, in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo studies is employed to identify hepcidin-binding agents. The virtual screening of 68,752 natural compounds via molecular docking resulted into identification of guanosine 5'-diphosphate (GDP) as a promising hepcidin-binding agent...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035387/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-ibuprofen-prednisone-and-betamethasone-in-osteoarthritis
#13
Fenglong Sun, Yaohua Zhang, Qiang Li
The present study aimed to investigate the therapeutic mechanisms of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and steroids in osteoarthritis (OA). The CHON‑002 human chondrocyte cell line was used in the study. The levels of the cytokines, interleukin (IL)‑1β, IL‑6, IL‑8 and IL‑10, released by cells treated with tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α) were determined by ELISA. Levels of collagen I, aggrecan, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑1, MMP‑13, signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3, nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) subunit p65 and inhibitory subunit of NF‑κB (IκB) following treatment with IL‑1β, IL‑6, IL‑8 or IL‑10 were assessed by western blot...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031326/myocyte-derived-hsp90-modulates-collagen-upregulation-via-biphasic-activation-of-stat-3-in-fibroblasts-during-cardiac-hypertrophy
#14
Ritwik Datta, Trisha Bansal, Santanu Rana, Kaberi Datta, Ratul Datta Chaudhuri, Mamta Chawla-Sarkar, Sagartirtha Sarkar
Signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT-3) mediated signalling in relation to upregulated collagen expression in fibroblasts is well defined during cardiac hypertrophy. Recent findings from our laboratory have identified Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) as a critical modulator of fibrotic signalling in cardiac fibroblasts in this disease milieu. The present study was therefore intended to analyze the role of Hsp90 in the STAT-3 mediated collagen upregulation process. Our data revealed a significant difference between in vivo and in vitro results pointing to a possible involvement of myocyte-fibroblast crosstalk in this process...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008946/htra2-suppresses-autoimmune-arthritis-and-regulates-activation-of-stat3
#15
Seung Hoon Lee, Young-Mee Moon, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Se-Young Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Junyeong Yi, Min-Kyung Nam, Jun-Ki Min, Sung-Hwan Park, Hyangshuk Rhim, Mi-La Cho
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that is related to the induction of T helper (Th)17 cells, which secrete interleukin-17, and activation of the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3. The expression of high-temperature requirement protein A (HtrA) 2, a serine protease involved in apoptosis, was decreased in RA patients nonresponsive to drug treatment of RA. The aim of this study was to determine whether overexpression of HtrA2 has a therapeutic effect on RA. Th17 differentiation, osteoclastogenesis, and lymphocyte activation are increased in motor neuron degeneration (mnd)2 mice, which lack HtrA2 activity because of a missense mutation (Ser276Cys) in the protease domain of HtrA2...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000752/infergen-stimulated-macrophages-restrict-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-growth-by-autophagy-and-release-of-nitric-oxide
#16
Susanta Pahari, Nargis Khan, Mohammad Aqdas, Shikha Negi, Jagdeep Kaur, Javed N Agrewala
IFN alfacon-1 (Infergen) is a synthetic form of Interferon (IFN)-α2b. Infergen has immunomodulatory activity and is effective against hepatitis C virus. However, the effect of Infergen (IFG) on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has not yet been reported. Therefore, for the first time, we have studied the influence of IFG in constraining the survival of Mtb in human macrophages. We observed that IFG significantly enhanced the maturation and activation of macrophages. Further, it substantially augmented the secretion of IL-6, nitric oxide (NO) and antigen uptake...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998770/microrna-340-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-targeting-jak1
#17
Jianyong Yuan, Hongxiang Ji, Feng Xiao, Zhipeng Lin, Xijun Zhao, Zhouchong Wang, Jun Zhao, Junhua Lu
Increasing evidence indicates that dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) contributes to tumorigenesis. MicroRNA-340 (miR-340) is downregulated in several types of cancer. However, the functional mechanism of miR-340 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. Here, we showed that miR-340 was significantly downregulated in HCC tissues and cell lines. Gain-of-function experiments demonstrated that miR-340 overexpression inhibited HCC cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro, and suppressed tumor growth in vivo...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974423/vegf165b-modulates-endothelial-vegfr1-stat3-signaling-pathway-and-angiogenesis-in-human-and-experimental-peripheral-arterial-disease
#18
Vijay Chaitanya Ganta, Min Choi, Anna Kutateladze, Brian H Annex
RATIONALE: Atherosclerotic-arterial occlusions decrease tissue perfusion causing ischemia to lower limbs in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Ischemia in muscle induces an angiogenic response, but the magnitude of this response is frequently inadequate to meet tissue perfusion requirements. Alternate splicing in the exon-8 of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A results in production of proangiogenic VEGFxxxa isoforms (VEGF165a, 165 for the 165 amino acid product) and antiangiogenic VEGFxxxb (VEGF165b) isoforms...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895788/effects-of-microrna-21-on-the-biological-functions-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-leukemia
#19
Cunzhen Shi, Xudong Zhang, Xin Li, Lei Zhang, Ling Li, Zhenchang Sun, Xiaorui Fu, Jingjing Wu, Yu Chang, Wencai Li, Qingjiang Chen, Mingzhi Zhang
Previous studies have demonstrated that microRNA-21 (miR-21) is an oncogene and is significantly upregulated in tumor tissue. However, its association with T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukemia (T-ALL) remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of miR-21 on T-ALL cells by constructing Jurkat cells infected with recombinant adenovirus adv-miR-21 or adv-anti-miR-21. In addition, the target gene of miR-21 was identified by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881463/sestrin-3-modulation-is-essential-for-therapeutic-efficacy-of-cucurbitacin-b-in-lung-cancer-cells
#20
Naghma Khan, Farah Jajeh, Mohammad Imran Khan, Eiman Mukhtar, Sameh M Shabana, Hasan Mukhtar
Many purified compounds from dietary sources have been investigated for their anticancer activities. The main issue with most agents is their effectiveness at high doses which generally could not be delivered to humans through dietary consumption. Here, we observed that cucurbitacin B, a tetracyclic triterpenoid present in pumpkins, gourds and squashes, exhibits antiproliferative effects on human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells at nanomolar concentrations. Treatment with cucurbitacin B (0.2-0.6 μM; 24 h) was found to result in decrease in the viability of EGFR-wild type (A549 and H1792) and EGFR-mutant lung cancer cells (H1650 and H1975) and reduction in cell-colonies but had only minimal effect on normal human bronchial epithelial cells...
November 23, 2016: Carcinogenesis
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