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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784301/two-new-farnesyl-phenolic-compounds-with-anti-inflammatory-activities-from-ganoderma-duripora
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Jie-Qing Liu, Chen-Lei Lian, Tian-Yong Hu, Cui-Fang Wang, Ying Xu, Lei Xiao, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Shu-Qi Qiu, Bao-Hui Cheng
Ganoderma fungi have long been used as a famous traditional medicine and food in country of East Asia. In this work, two new farnesyl phenolic compounds, ganoduriporols A and B (1 and 2), were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma duripora, and their structures were elucidated using various spectroscopic methods. Anti-inflammatory activities were assayed and evaluated for the two compounds. Ganoduriporols A and B exhibited dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects in RAW 264.7 cells. Furthermore, ganoduriporol A was demonstrated to inhibit the production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) through the suppression of COX-2, MAPK and NF-κB signaling pathway in LPS-induced macrophage cells...
October 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783120/canine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-enhance-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-the-cox-2-pge-2-pathway
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Hye-Mi Yang, Woo-Jin Song, Qiang Li, Su-Yeon Kim, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Min-Ok Ryu, Jin-Ok Ahn, Hwa-Young Youn
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used in studies on treatment of various diseases, and their application to immune-mediated diseases has garnered interest. Various methods for enhancing the immunomodulation effect of human MSCs have been used; however, similar approaches for canine MSCs are relatively unexplored. Accordingly, we evaluated immunomodulatory effects and mechanisms in canine MSCs treated with TNF-α and IFN-γ. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells were incubated with the conditioned media (CM) from canine MSCs for 48 h...
May 14, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783015/extracts-of-compound-muniziqi-granule-suppressed-uterus-contraction-and-ameliorated-oxytocin-inducedprimary-dysmenorrhea
#3
Yue Wei, Tingyun Ma, Hanxue Wang, Jianguo Xing, Yuwen Wang, Zhengyi Gu, Dandan Mu, Qiang Yin, Xuemei Cheng, Changhong Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Compound Muniziqi granule (CMG) is usually used as a traditional Uighur medicine to treat acne, chloasma, skin inflammation, primary dysmenorrhea (PDM), and menopausal syndrome. However, there are no sufficient data to support the clinic uses of CMG in PDM. AIM OF THE STUDY: This work aims to examine the effect of CMG as a treatment for PDM and reveal its possible therapeutic mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vivo and in vitro mouse PDM models were utilized in this study...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781175/translational-safety-biomarkers-of-colonic-barrier-integrity-in-the-rat
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Tim Erkens, Ruud Bueters, Marjolein van Heerden, Filip Cuyckens, Rob Vreeken, Nick Goeminne, Lieve Lammens
The intestinal barrier controls intestinal permeability, and its disruption has been associated with multiple diseases. Therefore, preclinical safety biomarkers monitoring barrier integrity are essential during the development of drugs targeting the intestines, particularly if starting treatment early after onset of disease. Classical toxicology endpoints are not sensitive enough and therefore our objective was to identify non-invasive markers enabling early in vivo detection of colonic barrier perturbation...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780814/targeting-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells-can-transcriptional-program-be-a-druggable-target-for-cancers
#5
REVIEW
Yosuke Masamoto, Mineo Kurokawa
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm resulting from acquisition of constitutively active BCR-ABL protein tyrosine kinase in a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC). Though tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have changed a fatal disease into manageable disease, most patients cannot discontinue TKI treatment due to persistence of TKI-resistant leukemia stem cells (LSCs). Much effort has been made to find out factors or pathways specifically operating in LSCs to selectively target LSCs, with some promising results at least in preclinical models...
2018: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778785/oral-ibuprofen-differentially-affects-plasma-and-sweat-lipid-mediator-profiles-in-healthy-adult-males
#6
Karan Agrawal, Rémy Bosviel, Brian D Piccolo, John W Newman
Sweat contains a variety of lipid mediators, but whether they originate from the plasma filtrate or from the cutaneous sweat glandular tissues themselves is unknown. To explore this knowledge gap, we collected plasma and sweat from healthy men (n = 9) immediately before and 0.5, 2 and 4 h after oral administration of 400 mg ibuprofen. Of the over 100 lipid mediators assayed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, ~45 were detected in both plasma and sweat, and 36 were common to both matrices...
May 17, 2018: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778281/role-of-the-water-drinking-test-in-medically-treated-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients
#7
H Salcedo, D Arciniega, M Mayorga, L Wu
PURPOSE: The water-drinking test (WDT) has recently re-emerged as a possible way to determine the competency of the trabecular meshwork. We performed a prospective interventional study to test the hypothesis that the WDT could be useful in assessing fluctuations in patients undergoing treatment for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: We included 122 patients; 62 on medical treatment for POAG (n=123 eyes) and 60 controls (n=120 eyes). The study group had been on intraocular pressures (IOP) lowering treatment continuously for at least 3months with stable IOP...
May 16, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777723/effect-of-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-donepezil-and-rivastigmine-on-the-activity-and-expression-of-cyclooxygenases-in-a-model-of-the-inflammatory-action-of-fluoride-on-macrophages-obtained-from-thp-1-monocytes
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Marta Goschorska, Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Izabela Gutowska, Maciej Tarnowski, Katarzyna Piotrowska, Emilia Metryka, Krzysztof Safranow, Dariusz Chlubek
Inflammation is an important factor in the development of many diseases of the central nervous system, including Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. ‪Given that acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are also currently believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (rivastigmine, donepezil) on cyclooxygenase activity and expression using the proinflammatory action of fluoride (F- ) on cultured macrophages obtained from THP-1 monocytes...
May 16, 2018: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777040/obe022-an-oral-and-selective-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-receptor-antagonist-as-an-effective-and-safe-modality-for-the-treatment-of-preterm-labor
#9
Oliver Pohl, Andre Chollet, Sung Hye Kim, Lucia Riaposova, Francois Spezia, Frederic Gervais, Philippe Guillaume, Philippe Lluel, Murielle Meen, Frederique Lemaux, Vasso Terzidou, Phillip R Bennett, Jean-Pierre Gotteland
Preterm birth is the major challenge in obstetrics affecting ~10% of pregnancies. Pan-prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors (NSAID) prevent preterm labor and prolong pregnancy but raise concerns about fetal renal and cardiovascular safety. We conducted preclinical studies examining the tocolytic effect and fetal safety of the oral prodrug candidate OBE022 and its parent OBE002, both potent and highly selective antagonist of the contractile PGF2α prostaglandin receptor (FP). Efficacy of OBE022 and OBE002, alone and in combination with other tocolytics, was assessed in human tissues and pregnant animal models for inhibition of uterine contraction and delay of parturition...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775960/strategies-to-decrease-oxidative-stress-biomarker-levels-in-human-medical-conditions-a-meta-analysis-on-8-iso-prostaglandin-f-2%C3%AE
#10
Thomas J van 't Erve
The widespread detection of elevated oxidative stress levels in many medical conditions has led to numerous efforts to design interventions to reduce its effects. Efforts have been wide-ranging, from dietary changes to administration of antioxidants, supplements, e.g., omega-3-fatty acids, and many medications. However, there is still no systemic assessment of the efficacy of treatments for oxidative stress reduction across a variety of medical conditions. The goal of this meta-analysis is, by combining multiple studies, to quantitate the change in the levels of the popular oxidative stress biomarker 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α ) after a variety of treatment strategies in human populations...
May 9, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775722/inflammatory-and-oxidative-mechanisms-potentiate-bifenthrin-induced-neurological-alterations-and-anxiety-like-behavior-in-adult-rats
#11
Brahim Gargouri, Harsharan S Bhatia, Michèle Bouchard, Bernd L Fiebich, Hamadi Fetoui
Bifenthrin (BF) is a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide widely used in several countries to manage insect pests on diverse agricultural crops. Growing evidence indicates that BF exposure is associated with an increased risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders. However, the mechanisms by which BF induces neurological and anxiety alterations in the frontal cortex and striatum are not well known. The present in vivo study was carried out to determine whether reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated oxidative stress (OS) and neuroinflammation are involved in such alterations...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775418/prolonged-activation-of-camp-signaling-leads-to-endothelial-barrier-disruption-via-transcriptional-repression-of-rras
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Carole Y Perrot, Junko Sawada, Masanobu Komatsu
The increase in cAMP levels in endothelial cells triggers cellular signaling to alter vascular permeability. It is generally considered that cAMP signaling stabilizes the endothelial barrier function and reduces permeability. However, previous studies have only examined the permeability shortly after cAMP elevation and thus have only investigated acute responses. Because cAMP is a key regulator of gene expression, elevated cAMP may have a delayed but profound impact on the endothelial permeability by altering the expression of the genes that are vital for the vessel wall stability...
May 18, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774967/re-optimization-of-the-organocatalyzed-double-aldol-domino-process-to-a-key-enal-intermediate-and-its-application-to-the-total-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-prostaglandin-j%C3%A2
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Andrejs Pelss, Narasimhulu Gandhamsetty, James Robin Smith, Damien Mailhol, Mattia Silvi, Andrew Watson, Isabel Perez-Powell, Sébastien Prévost, Nina Schützenmeister, Peter Moore, Varinder Kumar Aggarwal
Re-investigation of the L-proline catalyzed double aldol cascade dimerization of succinaldehyde for the synthesis of a key bicyclic enal intermediate, pertinent in the field of stereoselective prostaglandin synthesis, is reported. The yield of this process has been more than doubled, from 14% to a 29% isolated yield on a multi-gram scale (32% NMR yield), through conducting a detailed study of the reaction solvent, temperature and concentration, as well as a catalyst screen. The synthetic utility of this enal intermediate has been further demonstrated through the total synthesis of Δ¹²-prostaglandin J₃, a compound with known anti-leukemic properties...
May 18, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773555/prostaglandin-f-2%C3%AE-facilitates-hepatic-glucose-production-through-camkii%C3%AE-p38-foxo1-signaling-pathway-in-fasting-and-obesity
#14
Yuanyang Wang, Shuai Yan, Bing Xiao, Shengkai Zuo, Qianqian Zhang, Guilin Chen, Yu Yu, Di Chen, Qian Liu, Yi Liu, Yujun Shen, Ying Yu
Gluconeogenesis is drastically increased in patients with type 2 diabetes and accounts for increased fasting plasma glucose concentrations. Circulating prostaglandin (PG) F2α is also markedly elevated in diabetes mellitus; however, whether and how PGF2α regulates hepatic glucose metabolism remain unknown. Here, we demonstrated that PGF2α receptor (F-prostanoid receptor; FP) was upregulated in livers of mice upon fasting- and diabetic stress. Hepatic deletion of the FP receptor suppressed fasting-induced hepatic gluconeogenesis, whereas FP overexpression enhanced hepatic gluconeogenesis in mice...
May 17, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773005/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-in-vitro-cultures-of-the-white-button-mushroom-agaricus-bisporus-agaricomycetes-in-caco-2-cells
#15
Bozena Muszynska, Agata Grzywacz, Katarzyna Kala, Joanna Gdula-Argasinska
Agaricus bisporus (white button mushroom) is one of the most popular culinary-medicinal mushrooms worldwide. This species has for decades been the subject of numerous scientific studies. The aim of this study was to examine the pro- or anti-inflammatory properties of A. bisporus and biomass extracts from in vitro cultures growing in Oddoux medium enriched with α-linolenic acid in colon epithelial Caco-2 cells activated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. Incubation of Caco-2 cells with A...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771750/injectable-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-in-sport
#16
Matthew J Matava
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this article is to review the basic science of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), their clinical effects, indications, potential complications, and ethical issues associated with the use of injectable NSAIDs in the treatment of athletes. These objectives are presented taking into consideration the contemporaneous issues associated with the treatment of amateur and professional athletes. DATA SOURCES: A nonformal review of the published medical literature and lay media focusing on the use of injectable NSAIDs in athletes was used for this article...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770236/magnoliae-cortex-and-maize-modulate-porphyromonas-gingivalis-induced-inflammatory-reactions
#17
Jae-Yoon Kim, Kyoung-Hwa Kim, Eun-Hye Kwag, Yang Jo Seol, Yong Moo Lee, Young Ku, In-Chul Rhyu
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of single and combined applications of the bark of the stems and roots of Magnolia officinalis Rehd. et Wils. (Magnoliae Cortex) and Zea mays L. (maize) to modulate inflammation in RAW 264.7 cells stimulated with Porphyromonas gingivalis . Methods: RAW 264.7 cells were stimulated with P. gingivalis , and Magnoliae Cortex and/or maize was added. Cytotoxicity and the capacity to modulate inflammation were determined with a methylthiazol tetrazolium (MTT) assay, nitrite production, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and western blotting...
April 2018: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770156/probing-into-the-mechanism-of-alkaline-citrus-extract-promoted-apoptosis-in-pulmonary-fibroblasts-of-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-mice
#18
Qi Wu, Yao Zhou, Fan-Chao Feng, Yi-Han Jin, Zhi-Chao Wang, Xian-Mei Zhou
We extracted the primary pulmonary fibroblasts of the normal and bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis mice and investigated the functioning mechanism of citrus alkaline extract (CAE) in the induction of pulmonary fibroblast apoptosis. The expression intensity of vimentin of the pulmonary fibroblasts in the model mice was higher than that in the normal mice. Meanwhile, the positive expression rate and expression intensity of alpha smooth muscle actin ( α -SMA) of the pulmonary fibroblasts in the model mice were higher than those in the normal mice...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769213/chemopreventive-efficacy-of-the-cyclooxygenase-2-cox-2-inhibitor-celecoxib-is-predicted-by-adenoma-expression-of-cox-2-and-15-pgdh
#19
Jiping Wang, Nancy L Cho, Ann G Zauber, Meier Hsu, Dawn Dawson, Amitabh Srivastava, Kisha A Mitchell-Richards, Sanford D Markowitz, Monica M Bertagnolli
BACKGROUND: The APC trial showed that cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) inhibitor, celecoxib, decreased adenoma development in patients at high risk for colorectal cancer. A prospectively planned analysis of the APC trial tested the hypothesis that expression of target enzymes in adenomas removed before beginning study treatment would identify individuals at high risk of adenoma development, and/or predict response to Cox-2 inhibition. METHODS: Pre-treatment adenomas were examined using immunohistochemistry (IHC) to assess expression of Cox-2 (high vs...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766433/the-role-of-heat-shock-protein-70-in-oxidant-stress-and-inflammatory-injury-in-quail-spleen-induced-by-cold-stress
#20
Jiayi Ren, Chunpeng Liu, Dan Zhao, Jing Fu
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) in oxidative stress and inflammatory damage in the spleen of quails which were induced by cold stress. One hundred ninety-two 15-day-old male quails were randomly divided into 12 groups and kept at 12 ± 1 °C to examine acute and chronic cold stress. We first detected the changes in activities of antioxidant enzymes in the spleen tissue under acute and chronic cold stress. The activities of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) fluctuated in acute cold stress groups, while they were significantly decreased (p < 0...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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