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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927156/activation-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-promotes-cellular-proliferation-in-human-glioblastoma
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Jing-Jing He, Wen-Hua Zhang, Shi-Ling Liu, Yi-Fang Chen, Chen-Xi Liao, Qian-Qing Shen, Ping Hu
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive form of primary malignant brain tumor. Previous evidence demonstrates that β-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) are closely associated with the occurrence and development of brain tumors. However, the functional role of β-ARs in human glioblastoma and the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In the present study, by using the MTT assay, western blotting, and the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, it was revealed that isoproterenol (ISO), an agonist of β-ARs, promoted the proliferation of U251 cells but not U87-MG cells, and that this effect was blocked by the β-ARs antagonist propranolol...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927119/effect-of-glutamine-enriched-nutritional-support-on-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-mmp-2-mmp-9-and-immune-function-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-during-perioperative-chemotherapy
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Juan Wang, Yanfen Li, Yuanling Qi
We studied the effects of glutamine-enriched nutritional support on intestinal mucosal barrier, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and immune function during perioperative chemotherapy in patients with advanced gastric cancer. The study was conducted on 94 patients with advanced gastric cancer admitted from April 2015 to March 2016. They were randomly divided into observation and control groups, n=47. Control group was given basic nutritional support whereas glutamine-enriched nutritional support was given to patients in observation group...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927111/luteolin-reduces-migration-of-human-glioblastoma-cell-lines-via-inhibition-of-the-p-igf-1r-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Qiang Wang, Handong Wang, Yue Jia, Hui Ding, Li Zhang, Hao Pan
Luteolin (3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a common dietary flavonoid, which has been demonstrated to exert anticancer effects in multiple cancer models. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effect of luteolin on glioblastoma cell metastasis remain poorly understood. The present study assessed the effects of luteolin in the U251MG and U87MG human glioblastoma cell lines. Luteolin treatment significantly inhibited glioblastoma cell migration, and this effect was associated with downregulated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and upregulated tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 and TIMP-2...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926576/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-world-trade-center-particulate-induced-lung-function-loss-a-case-cohort-study-and-murine-model-of-acute-particulate-exposure
#4
Erin J Caraher, Sophia Kwon, Syed H Haider, George Crowley, Audrey Lee, Minah Ebrahim, Liqun Zhang, Lung-Chi Chen, Terry Gordon, Mengling Liu, David J Prezant, Ann Marie Schmidt, Anna Nolan
World Trade Center-particulate matter(WTC-PM) exposure and metabolic-risk are associated with WTC-Lung Injury(WTC-LI). The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is most highly expressed in the lung, mediates metabolic risk, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms at the AGER-locus predict forced expiratory volume(FEV). Our objectives were to test the hypotheses that RAGE is a biomarker of WTC-LI in the FDNY-cohort and that loss of RAGE in a murine model would protect against acute PM-induced lung disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922584/characterization-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-of-spore-and-hyphae-samples-from-various-mold-species
#5
E Øya, Akj Afanou, N Malla, S Uhlig, E Rolen, I Skaar, A Straumfors, J O Winberg, B E Bang, P E Schwarze, W Eduard, J A Holme
Mold particles from Aspergillus fumigatus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys chartarum have been linked to respiratory-related diseases. Here we characterized X-ray-inactivated spores and hyphae fragments from these species by number of particles, morphology, and mycotoxin, β-glucan and protease content/activity. The pro-inflammatory properties of mold particles were examined in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and THP-1 monocytes and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-differentiated THP-1...
September 18, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922541/effects-of-collagen-peptides-intake-on-skin-ageing-and-platelet-release-in-chronologically-aged-mice-revealed-by-cytokine-array-analysis
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Hongdong Song, Ling Zhang, Yongkang Luo, Siqi Zhang, Bo Li
Action mechanisms underlying various biological activities of collagen peptides (CPs) remained to be elucidated. Cytokines may play an important role in mediating these health benefits of CPs. This study aimed to systemically examine the cytokines in skin and blood regulated by CPs intake. Thirteen-month-old female Kunming mice were administered with CPs for 2 months (0 or 400 mg/kg bodyweight/day). The cytokines in skin and plasma were analysed using a 53-cytokine array and corresponding ELISA kits. In skin, CPs intake significantly down-regulated placenta growth factor (PIGF-2), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP) -2 and IGFBP-3, and up-regulated platelet factor 4 (PF4), serpin E1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 ...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922437/molecular-biomarkers-as-predictors-for-biliary-complications-following-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-study
#7
Bogdan Dorobantu, Irinel Popescu, Simona Dima, Anca Nastase, Speranta Iacob
BACKGROUND: The biliary complications (BC) have been always considered the "Achilles' heel" of liver transplantation (LT), being one of the leading causes of postoperative morbidity. AIM: To analyse predictors of BC, by monitoring in the peripheral blood the biomarkers involved in the inflammation and hepatic fibrosis, such as the matrix metalloproteinases (MMP 2, 9) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMP1), the interleukins (IL 2, 8), alfa-TNF, the endothelins and their receptors...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919298/mxra5-is-decreased-in-preeclampsia-and-affects-trophoblast-cell-invasion-through-the-mapk-pathway
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Lan Ding, Shaocong Li, Yanshang Zhang, Junfeng Gai, Jianfang Kou
Preeclampsia causes gestational failure in a significant number of women annually. Insufficient trophoblast cell invasion plays an essential role in preeclampsia pathogenesis. Matrix-remodeling associated 5 (MXRA5) is a proteoglycan involved in adhesion and matrix remodeling. This study sought to explore the role of MXRA5 in trophoblast cell invasion. Preeclamptic villi were obtained for the delineation of MXRA5 expression. Specific MXRA5 siRNA and pcDNA3.1/MXRA5 were used to manipulate MXRA5 expression in HTR-8/SVneo...
September 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917186/compounds-isolated-from-eriobotrya-deflexa-leaves-protect-against-ultraviolet-radiation-b-induced-photoaging-in-human-fibroblasts
#9
Chung-Yu Huang, Yi-Tzu Lin, Hsiang-Chun Kuo, Wen-Fei Chiou, Mei-Hsien Lee
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation leads to skin photoaging because of the upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and downregulation of type I collagen and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1. Eriobotrya deflexa (Hemsl.) Nakai (Rosaceae) is a flowering plant endemic to Taiwan, and its leaves have been used as an expectorant and in antitussive folk remedy. Our previous studies have demonstrated that an E. deflexa leaf extract functions as a free radical scavenger. The current evaluated the antiphotoaging effect of partitioned fractions and specific compounds from the leaves of E...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916318/matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-in-campylobacter-jejuni-induced-paralytic-neuropathy-resembling-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-chickens
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Kishan Kumar Nyati, Kashi Nath Prasad, Vinita Agrawal, Nuzhat Husain
Inflammation in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is manifested by changes in matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression. We investigated the expression of MMP-2, -9 and TNF-α and correlated it with pathological changes in sciatic nerve tissue from Campylobacter jejuni-induced chicken model for GBS. Campylobacter jejuni and placebo were fed to chickens and assessed for disease symptoms. Sciatic nerves were examined by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Expressions of MMPs and TNF-α, were determined by real-time PCR, and activities of MMPs by zymography...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915597/il-8-promotes-inflammatory-mediators-and-stimulates-activation-of-p38-mapk-erk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-reduction-of-jnk-in-hnscc
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Leong-Perng Chan, Cheng Liu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Ling-Feng Wang, Ka-Wo Lee, Wan-Ting Chen, Po-Lin Kuo, Chia-Hua Liang
This investigation identifies interleukin 8 (IL-8) as the main inflammatory mediator in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The expressions of chemokines of IL-8, IL-1β and IL-6 and the cytokines of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were higher in HNSCC patient tissues than in non-cancerous matched tissues (NCMT) whereas the expression of IL-10 was lower. IL-8 is most highly expressed in the tissues of patients with HNSCC. Treatment of HNSCC cells with IL-8 increased the secretion of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α and reduced IL-10 expression; the increase in the expression of IL-1β was particularly considerable...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915589/casticin-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-and-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-by-blocking-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathway
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Ling Zhou, Xiaoying Dong, Linlin Wang, Lanlan Shan, Ting Li, Wanfu Xu, Yan Ding, Mingqiang Lai, Xiaojun Lin, Meng Dai, Xiaochun Bai, Chunhong Jia, Hang Zheng
Although many advances have been made in understanding the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis, few options are available for treatment. Casticin, one of the major flavonoids in Fructus Viticis extracts, has shown hepatoprotective potential, but its effects on liver fibrosis are not clear. In this study, we investigated the antifibrotic activity of casticin and its underlying mechanism in vivo and in vitro. Male mice were injected intraperitoneally with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) or underwent bile duct ligation (BDL) to induce liver fibrosis, followed by treatment with casticin or vehicle...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915439/alpha-mangostin-suppresses-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-chondrocytes-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-and-delays-the-progression-of-osteoarthritis-in-a-rat-model
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Tianlong Pan, Rong Chen, Dengying Wu, Ningyu Cai, Xuchao Shi, Bin Li, Jun Pan
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease that is characterized by progressive joint dysfunction and pain. Apoptosis and catabolism in chondrocytes play critical roles in the development of OA. Alpha-Mangostin (α-MG), one of the main components of the mangosteen, has been reported to have anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. We investigated the therapeutic effects of α-MG on OA through experiments on rat chondrocytes in vitro and in a rat model of OA induced by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM)...
September 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912713/meta-analysis-for-clinical-evaluation-of-xingnaojing-injection-for-the-treatment-of-cerebral-infarction
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Xiao Ma, Yu X Yang, Nian Chen, Qian Xie, Tao Wang, Xuan He, Jian Wang
Objective: Xingnaojing injection (XNJ) is derived from An-Gong-Niu-Huang pill, a well-known traditional Chinese patent medicine, which is widely used for stroke. To evaluate the therapeutic effect of XNJ on cerebral infarction, an extensive meta-analysis was used. Methods: Six major electronic databases including the Chinese Biomedical Database (CBM), Wanfang, the VIP medicine information system (VMIS) and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were examined to retrieve randomized controlled trials designed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of XNJ in treating CI before November 26, 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912497/selective-antibody-activation-through-protease-activated-pro-antibodies-that-mask-binding-sites-with-inhibitory-domains
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I-Ju Chen, Chih-Hung Chuang, Yuan-Chin Hsieh, Yun-Chi Lu, Wen-Wei Lin, Chien-Chiao Huang, Ta-Chun Cheng, Yi-An Cheng, Kai-Wen Cheng, Yeng-Tseng Wang, Fang-Ming Chen, Tian-Lu Cheng, Shey-Cherng Tzou
Systemic injection of therapeutic antibodies may cause serious adverse effects due to on-target toxicity to the antigens expressed in normal tissues. To improve the targeting selectivity to the region of disease sites, we developed protease-activated pro-antibodies by masking the binding sites of antibodies with inhibitory domains that can be removed by proteases that are highly expressed at the disease sites. The latency-associated peptide (LAP), C2b or CBa of complement factor 2/B were linked, through a substrate peptide of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), to an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody and an anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antibody...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912068/angiogenic-imbalance-and-diminished-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-underlie-regional-decreases-in-uteroplacental-vascularization-and-feto-placental-growth-in-hypertensive-pregnancy
#16
Carlos A Dias-Junior, Juanjuan Chen, Ning Cui, Charles L Chiang, Minglin Zhu, Zongli Ren, Jose S Possomato-Vieira, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is a form of hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) with unclear mechanism. Generalized reduction of uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) could be an initiating event leading to uteroplacental ischemia, angiogenic imbalance, and HTN-Preg. Additional regional differences in uteroplacental blood flow could further affect the pregnancy outcome and increase the risk of preeclampsia in twin or multiple pregnancy, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. To test the hypothesis that regional differences in angiogenic balance and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) underlie regional uteroplacental vascularization and feto-placental development, we compared fetal and placental growth, and placental and myoendometrial vascularization in the proximal, middle and distal regions of the uterus (in relation to the iliac bifurcation) in normal pregnant (Preg) and RUPP rats...
September 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911340/ursolic-acid-attenuates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-nsclc-by-targeting-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-5-mmps-signaling
#17
Jun Shan Ruan, Huan Zhou, Lin Yang, Ling Wang, Zong Sheng Jiang, Hong Sun, Shao Ming Wang
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of non-small-cell carcinoma (NSCLC) may contribute to tumor metastasis. TGF-β1-induced EMT in H1975 cells (a human NSCLC cell line) resulted in the adoption of mesenchymal responses that were predominantly mediated via the TGF-β1-integrin signaling pathway. Ursolic acid has been previously reported to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis in several cancers. However, whether ursolic acid can attenuate TGF-β1-induced EMT in H1975 cells and its underlying mechanisms remains unknown...
September 14, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910973/lycorine-inhibits-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-through-the-blockage-of-stat3-signaling-pathway
#18
Jian Wang, Jie Xu, Guoqiang Xing
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is involved in the growth and metastasis of breast cancer, and represents a potential target for developing new anti-tumor drugs. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Lycorine, a pyrrolo[de]phenanthridine ring-type alkaloid extracted from Amaryllidaceae genera, could inhibit breast cancer by targeting STAT3 signaling pathway. The human breast cancer cell lines were incubated with various concentrations of Lycorine, and cell proliferation, colony formation, cell cycle distribution, apoptosis, migration and invasion were assayed by several in vitro approaches...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906407/gelatinases-and-physical-exercise-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-from-human-studies
#19
Rosalia Lo Presti, Eugenia Hopps, Gregorio Caimi
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), particularly gelatinase A (MMP-2) and gelatinase B (MMP-9), as well as their tissue inhibitors (TIMP-1 and TIMP-2), are involved in the development of skeletal muscle tissue, in the repair process after muscle injury and in the adaptive modifications induced by physical exercise in skeletal muscle. This paper aims at reviewing results from human studies that investigated the role of gelatinases and their inhibitors in skeletal muscle response to acute physical exercise or training...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903498/from-the-cover-lifelong-exposure-of-c57bl-6n-male-mice-to-bisphenol-a-or-bisphenol-s-reduces-recovery-from-a-myocardial-infarction
#20
Amanda Kasneci, Jun Seong Lee, Tae Jin Yun, Jijun Shang, Shaun Lampen, Tamar Gomolin, Cheolho C Cheong, Lorraine E Chalifour
Bisphenol A (BPA) leaches from plastics to contaminate foodstuffs. Analogs, such as bisphenol S (BPS), are now used increasingly in manufacturing. Greater BPA exposure has been correlated with exacerbation of cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction (MI). To test the hypothesis that bisphenol exposure impairs cardiac healing, we exposed C57bl/6n mice to water containing 25ng/ml BPA or BPS from conception and surgically induced an MI in adult male progeny. Increased early death and cardiac dilation, and reduced cardiac function were found post-MI in BPA- and BPS-exposed mice...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
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