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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404953/hydrogen-rich-saline-attenuates-spinal-cord-hemisection-induced-testicular-injury-in-rats
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Li Ge, Li-Hua Wei, Chang-Qing Du, Guo-Hua Song, Ya-Zhuo Xue, Hao-Shen Shi, Ming Yang, Xin-Xin Yin, Run-Ting Li, Xue-Er Wang, Zhen Wang, Wen-Gang Song
To study how hydrogen-rich saline (HS) promotes the recovery of testicular biological function in a hemi-sectioned spinal cord injury (hSCI) rat model, a right hemisection was performed at the T11-T12 of the spinal cord in Wistar rats. Animals were divided into four groups: normal group; vehicle group: sham-operated rats administered saline; hSCI group: subjected to hSCI and administered saline; HRST group: subjected to hSCI and administered HS. Hind limb neurological function, testis index, testicular morphology, mean seminiferous tubular diameter (MSTD) and seminiferous epithelial thickness (MSET), the expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), mitofusin-2 (MFN-2), and high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB-1), cell ultrastructure, and apoptosis of spermatogenic cells were studied...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392904/protective-effects-of-tanshinone-iia-sodium-sulfonate-on-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury-in-rats
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Yun Pan, Jin-Xian Qian, Shi-Qi Lu, Jing-Wei Chen, Xiao-Dong Zhao, Yan Jiang, Lin-Hui Wang, Guo-Xing Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the protective effect of tanshinone IIA sodium sulfonate (TSS) on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) induced cardiac injury, and the underlying mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to a 30-min coronary arterial occlusion followed by 24 hours' reperfusion. Half an hour before the left coronary artery ligation, rats were pretreated with TSS in three different dosages (15, 30, 70 mg/kg, IP)...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370295/hypoxia-mediates-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-to-promote-tumor-growth-via-hmgb1-and-tlr9-interaction
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Samer Tohme, Hamza O Yazdani, Yao Liu, Patricia Loughran, Dirk J van der Windt, Hai Huang, Richard L Simmons, Sruti Shiva, Sheng Tai, Allan Tsung
The ability of cancer cells to survive and grow under hypoxic conditions has been known for decades, but the mechanisms remain poorly understood. Under certain conditions, cancer cells undergo changes in their bioenergetic profile to favor mitochondrial respiration by activating the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PGC-1α) and upregulating mitochondrial biogenesis. In this study, we hypothesized that augmented mitochondrial biogenesis plays a critical role for cancer cells to survive hypoxia...
March 30, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365681/bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cell-therapy-accelerates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-recovery-by-modulating-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-apoptotic-related-molecules
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Felipe Mateus Ornellas, Débora Santos Ornellas, Sabrina Vargas Martini, Raquel Carvalho Castiglione, Grasiella Maria Ventura, Patrícia R Rocco, Bianca Gutfilen, Sergio A de Souza, Christina Maeda Takiya, Marcelo Marcos Morales
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We investigated the regenerative capacity of intravenous administration of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMCs) in a rat model of bilateral renal ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury and the involvement of inflammatory anti-inflammatory and other biological markers in this process. METHODS: Rats were subjected to 1h bilateral renal pedicle clamping. BMMCs were injected i.v 1h after reperfusion and tracked by 99mTc and GFP+ BMMCs. Twenty-four hours after reperfusion, renal function and histological changes were evaluated...
March 31, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363279/blood-markers-of-fibrinolysis-and-endothelial-activation-in-canine-babesiosis
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Josipa Kuleš, Jelena Gotić, Vladimir Mrljak, Renata Barić Rafaj
BACKGROUND: Canine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by hemoprotozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. The disease can be clinically classified into uncomplicated and complicated forms. The aim of this study was to assess the level of endothelial activation and alterations in the fibrinolytic pathway during canine babesiosis. RESULTS: Blood samples were collected on the day of admission and on the 6th day after treatment with imidocarb propionate, from 30 dogs of various breeds and of both sexes with naturally occurring babesiosis caused by B...
March 31, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361247/the-potential-curative-effect-of-rebamipide-in-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Abdallah M Gendy, Dalaal M Abdallah, Hanan S El-Abhar
Rebamipide (Reba), a gastroprotective drug, has signified its hepatoprotective activity; however, its possible post-therapeutic intervention in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) remains elusive. Consequently, the intent of this study was to test Reba modulatory effect on nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling in hepatic I/R model. Rats were randomized into sham, I/R, Reba 60, and Reba100 (60 and 100 mg/kg, respectively) groups. Ischemia was induced for 30 min followed by 3-day reperfusion to set up a model of partial (70%) warm hepatic ischemia...
March 30, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286376/high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-and-outcomes-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients-requiring-open-abdominal-management
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Michelle S Malig, Craig N Jenne, Chad G Ball, Derek J Roberts, Zhengwen Xiao, Andrew W Kirkpatrick
Background. Previous studies assessing various cytokines in the critically ill/injured have been uninformative in terms of translating to clinical care management. Animal abdominal sepsis work suggests that enhanced intraperitoneal (IP) clearance of Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns (DAMPs) improves outcome. Thus measuring the responses of DAMPs offers alternate potential insights and a representative DAMP, High Mobility Group Box-1 protein (HMGB-1), was considered. While IP biomediators are being recognized in critical illness/trauma, HMGB-1 behaviour has not been examined in open abdomen (OA) management...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255175/disruption-of-endothelial-cell-homeostasis-plays-a-key-role-in-the-early-pathogenesis-of-coronary-artery-abnormalities-in-kawasaki-disease
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Kentaro Ueno, Yumiko Ninomiya, Daisuke Hazeki, Kiminori Masuda, Yuichi Nomura, Yoshifumi Kawano
Disruption of endothelial cell homeostasis may be associated with the pathogenesis of coronary artery abnormalities (CAA) in Kawasaki disease (KD). We sought to clarify the poorly understood pathogenic role of endothelial cell survival and death in KD vasculitis. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) stimulated with sera from KD patients, compared with sera from patients with bacterial infections, exhibited significant increases in cytotoxicity, high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB-1), and caspase-3/7 and a decrease in phosphorylated Akt/Akt (pAkt/Akt) ratios...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145460/caffeic-acid-cyclohexylamide-rescues-lethal-inflammation-in-septic-mice-through-inhibition-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-kinase-in-innate-immune-process
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Jun Hyeon Choi, Sun Hong Park, Jae-Kyung Jung, Won-Jea Cho, Byeongwoo Ahn, Cheong-Yong Yun, Yong Pyo Choi, Jong Hun Yeo, Heesoon Lee, Jin Tae Hong, Sang-Bae Han, Youngsoo Kim
Targeting myeloid differentiation protein 2 (MD-2) or Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) with small molecule inhibitor rescues the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in sepsis due to infection with Gram-negative bacteria but not other microbes. Herein, we provided IκB kinase β (IKKβ) in innate immune process as a molecular target of caffeic acid cyclohexylamide (CGA-JK3) in the treatment of polymicrobial TLR agonists-induced lethal inflammation. CGA-JK3 ameliorated E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS, MD-2/TLR4 agonist)-induced endotoxic shock, cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-challenged septic shock or LPS plus D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced acute liver failure (ALF) in C57BL/6J mice...
February 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135708/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-and-sevoflurane-postconditioning-synergistically-protect-rats-from-myocardial-injury-induced-by-ischemia-and-reperfusion-partly-via-inhibition-tlr4-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Jiru Zhang, Jing Zhang, Peng Yu, Min Chen, Qingfeng Peng, Zhiqiang Wang, Nan Dong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A combination sevoflurane postconditioning (SPC) and remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is proved effective in an ex vivo rat heart perfusion model. However, the combined effect of those two interventions is not tested in rat myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model, and the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. This study aimed to investigate the effect in vivo using a rat myocardial I/R model and illuminate the related mechanisms. METHODS: Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the following 5 groups: i) sham-operated control; ii) I/R; iii) I/R + RIPC; iv) I/R + SPC; v) I/R + RIPC + SPC...
January 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125840/association-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-with-th-cell-related-cytokines-in-the-vitreous-of-ocular-sarcoidosis-patients
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Masaru Takeuchi, Manzo Taguchi, Tomohito Sato, Kyoko Karasawa, Yutaka Sakurai, Kohzou Harimoto, Masataka Ito
Purpose: High-mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) is a nonhistone DNA-binding nuclear protein released from necrotic cells, which is also secreted by activated leukocytes and acts as a primary proinflammatory cytokine. In this study, we compared vitreous HMGB1 levels in ocular sarcoidosis with those in noninflammatory vitreoretinal diseases and evaluated its association with Th cell-related and proinflammatory cytokines. Methods: The study group consisted of 24 patients with ocular sarcoidosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061787/plasma-markers-of-inflammation-and-hemostatic-and-endothelial-activity-in-naturally-overweight-and-obese-dogs
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R Barić Rafaj, J Kuleš, A Marinculić, A Tvarijonaviciute, J Ceron, Ž Mihaljević, A Tumpa, V Mrljak
BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems in the canine population. While haemostatic parameters and markers of endothelial function have been evaluated in various disease conditions in dogs, there are no studies of these markers in canine obesity. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of naturally gained weight excess and obesity on inflammatory, hemostatic and endothelial biomarkers in dogs. A total of 37 overweight and obese dogs were compared with 28 normal weight dogs...
January 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059131/dioscin-relieves-endotoxemia-induced-acute-neuro-inflammation-and-protect-neurogenesis-via-improving-5-ht-metabolism
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Rui Yang, Wei Chen, Ye Lu, Yingke Li, Hongli Du, Songyan Gao, Xin Dong, Hongbin Yuan
Sepsis, in addition to causing fatality, is an independent risk factor for cognitive impairment among sepsis survivors. The pathologic mechanism of endotoxemia induced acute neuro-inflammation still has not been fully understood. For the first time, we found the disruption of neurotransmitters 5-HT, impaired neurogenesis and activation of astrocytes coupled with concomitant neuro-inflammation were the potential pathogenesis of endotoxemia induced acute neuro-inflammation in sepsis survivors. In addition, dioscin a natural steroidal saponin isolated from Chinese medicinal herbs, enhanced the serotonergic system and produced anti-depressant effect by enhancing 5-HT levels in hippocampus...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990361/upregulated-inflammatory-associated-factors-and-blood-retinal-barrier-changes-in-the-retina-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-model
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Rui-Jin Ran, Xiao-Ying Zheng, Li-Ping Du, Xue-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Li Chen, Shen-Yin Zhu
AIM: To examine the expression of high mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in the retina and the hippocampal tissues; and further to evaluate the association of these two molecules with the alterations of blood-retinal barrier (BRB) and blood-brain barrier (BBB) in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM) model was established with a high-fat and high-glucose diet combined with streptozotocin (STZ)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981190/stress-induced-neuroinflammatory-priming-a-liability-factor-in-the-etiology-of-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Matthew G Frank, Michael D Weber, Linda R Watkins, Steven F Maier
Stress and glucocorticoids (GCs) have universally been considered to be anti-inflammatory, however in recent years, stress and GCs have been found to exert permissive effects (immunological priming) on neuroinflammatory processes. This phenomenon of priming is characterized by prior stress or GC exposure potentiating the neuroinflammatory response to a subsequent immune challenge. A considerable body of evidence is discussed here that supports this permissive effect of stress and GCs. In light of this evidence, a mechanism of neuroinflammatory priming is proposed involving a signal cascade in the brain involving danger-associated molecular patterns (HMGB-1) and inflammasomes (NLRP3), which results in an exaggerated or amplified neuroinflammatory response and subsequently, the amplification of the physiological and behavioral sequelae of this response (i...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942008/the-dpp4-inhibitor-linagliptin-protects-from-experimental-diabetic-retinopathy
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Nadine Dietrich, Matthias Kolibabka, Stephanie Busch, Petra Bugert, Ulrike Kaiser, Jihong Lin, Thomas Fleming, Michael Morcos, Thomas Klein, Andrea Schlotterer, Hans-Peter Hammes
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) inhibitors improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes, however, their influence on the retinal neurovascular unit remains unclear. METHODS: Vasculo- and neuroprotective effects were assessed in experimental diabetic retinopathy and high glucose-cultivated C. elegans, respectively. In STZ-diabetic Wistar rats (diabetes duration of 24 weeks), DPP4 activity (fluorometric assay), GLP-1 (ELISA), methylglyoxal (LC-MS/MS), acellular capillaries and pericytes (quantitative retinal morphometry), SDF-1a and heme oxygenase-1 (ELISA), HMGB-1, Iba1 and Thy1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908811/decreased-serum-levels-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-hmgb-1-after-graft-replacement-or-stenting-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Daiki Ousaka, Yasuhiro Fujii, Susumu Oozawa, Masahiro Nishibori, Yosuke Kuroko, Zenichi Masuda, Shunji Sano
OBJECTIVES: High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB-1) is a key substance mediating inflammation and development of atherosclerotic lesions (AL), including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Serum levels of HMGB-1 are increased in patients with AAA than in normal controls because the ALs in AAAs secrete HMGB-1. We therefore postulate that the serum HMGB-1 level should decrease after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) or open aortic repair (OAR). However, there is no evidence of this in the literature...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869797/the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-impairs-collateral-formation-in-both-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-mice
#18
Laura M Hansen, Divya Gupta, Giji Joseph, Daiana Weiss, W Robert Taylor
Diabetics often have poor perfusion in their limbs as a result of peripheral artery disease and an impaired ability to generate collateral vessels. The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is one protein that is thought to play a detrimental role in collateral development in diabetics due to increased levels of advanced glycation end products (AGE), one of its ligands, in diabetes. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of RAGE in both diabetic and non-diabetic settings in a model of collateral formation in mice...
January 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860296/impact-of-subnormothermic-machine-perfusion-preservation-in-severely-steatotic-rat-livers-a-detailed-assessment-in-an-isolated-setting
#19
Y Okamura, K Hata, H Tanaka, H Hirao, T Kubota, O Inamoto, S Kageyama, I Tamaki, N Yermek, J Yoshikawa, S Uemoto
The current drastic shortage of donor organs has led to acceptance of extended-criteria donors for transplantation, despite higher risk of primary nonfunction. Here, we report the impact of subnormothermic machine perfusion (SMP) preservation on the protection of >50% macrosteatotic livers. Dietary hepatic steatosis was induced in Wistar rats via 2-day fasting and subsequent 3-day re-feeding with a fat-free, carbohydrate-rich diet. This protocol induces 50-60% macrovesicular steatosis, which should be discarded when preserved via cold storage (CS)...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847406/high-mobility-group-box-1-a-missing-link-between-diabetes-and-its-complications
#20
REVIEW
Han Wu, Zheng Chen, Jun Xie, Li-Na Kang, Lian Wang, Biao Xu
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1), a damage-associated molecular pattern, can be actively or passively released from various cells under different conditions and plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of inflammation and angiogenesis-dependent diseases. More and more evidence suggests that inflammation, in addition to its role in progression of diabetes, also promotes initiation and development of diabetic complications. In this review, we focus on the role of HMGB-1 in diabetes-related complications and the therapeutic strategies targeting HMGB-1 in diabetic complications...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
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