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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679858/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-apo-9-fucoxanthinone-via-inhibition-of-mapks-and-nf-kb-signaling-pathway-in-lps-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages-and-zebrafish-model
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Eun-A Kim, Seo-Young Kim, Bo-Ram Ye, Junseong Kim, Seok-Chun Ko, Won Woo Lee, Kil-Nam Kim, Il-Whan Choi, Won-Kyo Jung, Soo-Jin Heo
In this study, we confirmed the anti-inflammatory effect of Apo-9-fucoxanthinone (AF) in in vitro RAW 264.7 cells and in vivo zebrafish model. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated zebrafish, AF significantly decreased the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nitric oxide (NO) and cell death. In addition, the mRNA expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), suppressed cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and an inflammatory cytokines; IL-1β, TNF-α were shown reduction. And AF significantly inhibited NO production and expression of iNOS in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
April 18, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679789/tissue-bioconcentration-and-effects-of-fluoxetine-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-and-red-crucian-cap-carassius-auratus-after-short-term-and-long-term-exposure
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Chenyuan Pan, Ming Yang, Hai Xu, Bentuo Xu, Lihui Jiang, Minghong Wu
Fluoxetion (FLU) is an antidepressant pharmaceutical most commonly detected in the aquatic environment. The present study aims to elucidate the tissue accumulation and effects of FLU using two different fish models. First, the multiple effects and the FLU levels in fish, were examined in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos exposed to FLU concentrations (0, 0.1, 1, 10, 100, 1000 μg/L) from 4 h post-fertilization (hpf) until 120 hpf. Exposure to FLU accelerated heart rates, postponed hatching time, and increased swimming speed of fish...
April 16, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678815/feedback-between-tissue-packing-and-neurogenesis-in-the-zebrafish-neural-tube
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Tom W Hiscock, Joel B Miesfeld, Kishore R Mosaliganti, Brian A Link, Sean G Megason
Balancing the rate of differentiation and proliferation in developing tissues is essential to produce organs of robust size and composition. Whilst many molecular regulators have been established, how these connect to physical and geometrical aspects of tissue architecture is poorly understood. Here, using high-resolution timelapse imaging, we find that changes to cell geometry associated with dense tissue packing play a significant role in regulating differentiation rate in the zebrafish neural tube. Specifically, progenitors that are displaced away from the apical surface due to crowding tend to differentiate, in a Notch-dependent manner...
April 20, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678641/liver-directed-microrna-7a-depletion-induces-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-stabilizing-yy1-mediated-lipogenic-pathways-in-zebrafish
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Chi-Yu Lai, Chiu-Ya Lin, Chia-Chun Hsu, Kun-Yun Yeh, Guor Mour Her
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been associated with the function and changes in expression levels of microRNAs (miRs). MiR-7 has been proven to play an important role in many cellular processes; however, its functions in the context of liver lipogenesis remain unknown. We applied the microRNA-sponge (miR-SP) technology and generated transgenic miR-7a-SP models (hC7aSP and bC7aSP), which disrupted the activities of hepatic miR-7a and induced the early onset of NAFLD and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in zebrafish...
April 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678547/pamam-dendrimers-as-a-carbamazepine-delivery-system-for-neurodegenerative-diseases-a-biophysical-and-nanotoxicological-characterization
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Daniela E Igartúa, Carolina S Martinez, C Facundo Temprana, Silvia Del V Alonso, M Jimena Prieto
Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an antiepileptic drug, which also could be used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as the Alzheimer's disease. However, its use has been limited due to its low solubility, inefficient pharmacokinetic profiles, and multiple side effects. PAMAM dendrimers, ethylenediamine core, generation 4.0 (amine terminal groups) and 4.5 (carboxylate terminal groups) (DG4.0 and DG4.5 respectively) are polymers that can increase drug solubility through complexation. Thus, the aim of this work was to obtain and characterize complexes between CBZ and dendrimers...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676772/functional-roles-of-eriocalyxin-b-in-zebrafish-revealed-by-transcriptome-analysis
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Xunian Zhou, Cyanne Ye Cao, Angel Tsz-Yau Wan, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Frankie Hin-Fai Kwok, Kwok-Pui Fung, Handong Sun, Clara Bik-San Lau, Pema-Tenzin Puno, Stephen Kwok-Wing Tsui
BACKGROUND: Eriocalyxin B (EriB) is a natural ent-kaurane diterpenoid obtained from Isodon eriocalyx var. laxiflora (family Lamiaceae), which has multiple biological activities (e.g. anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory) via the alteration of gene expression and signaling transduction. Recently, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has been developed as a dynamic transcriptome approach to analyze the transcriptional profile and in addition use such gene expression profiles to identify novel candidate genes in a zebrafish model...
April 20, 2018: Molecular omics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672841/mutant-myo1f-alters-the-mitochondrial-network-and-induces-tumor-proliferation-in-thyroid-cancer
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Chiara Diquigiovanni, Christian Bergamini, Cecilia Evangelisti, Federica Isidori, Andrea Vettori, Natascia Tiso, Francesco Argenton, Anna Costanzini, Luisa Iommarini, Hima Anbunathan, Uberto Pagotto, Andrea Repaci, Giulia Babbi, Rita Casadio, Giorgio Lenaz, Kerry J Rhoden, Anna Maria Porcelli, Romana Fato, Anne Bowcock, Marco Seri, Giovanni Romeo, Elena Bonora
Familial aggregation is a significant risk factor for the development of thyroid cancer and Familial Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer (FNMTC) accounts for 5-7% of all NMTC. Whole Exome Sequencing analysis in the family affected by FNMTC with oncocytic features where our group previously identified a predisposing locus on chromosome 19p13.2, revealed a novel heterozygous mutation (c.400G>A, NM_012335; p.Gly134Ser) in exon 5 of MYO1F, mapping to the linkage locus. In the thyroid FRTL-5 cell model stably expressing the mutant MYO1F p...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672015/zebrafish-based-discovery-of-antiseizure-compounds-from-the-red-sea-pseurotin-a-2-and-azaspirofuran-a
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Daniëlle Copmans, Mostafa Rateb, Jioji N Tabudravu, Mercedes Pérez-Bonilla, Nina Dirkx, Riccardo Vallorani, Caridad Diaz, José Pérez Del Palacio, Alan J Smith, Rainer Ebel, Fernando Reyes, Marcel Jaspars, Peter A M de Witte
In search for novel antiseizure drugs (ASDs), the European FP7-funded PharmaSea project used zebrafish embryos and larvae as a drug discovery platform to screen marine natural products to identify promising antiseizure hits in vivo for further development. Within the framework of this project, seven known heterospirocyclic γ-lactams, namely, pseurotin A, pseurotin A2 , pseurotin F1, 11- O-methylpseurotin A, pseurotin D, azaspirofuran A, and azaspirofuran B, were isolated from the bioactive marine fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, and their antiseizure activity was evaluated in the larval zebrafish pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) seizure model...
April 19, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670865/opposite-effects-of-two-human-atg10-isoforms-on-replication-of-a-hcv-sub-genomic-replicon-are-mediated-via-regulating-autophagy-flux-in-zebrafish
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Yu-Chen Li, Miao-Qing Zhang, Jing-Pu Zhang
Autophagy is a host mechanism for cellular homeostatic control. Intracellular stresses are symptoms of, and responses to, dysregulation of the physiological environment of the cell. Alternative gene transcription splicing is a mechanism potentially used by a host to respond to physiological or pathological challenges. Here, we aimed to confirm opposite effects of two isoforms of the human autophagy-related protein ATG10 on an HCV subgenomic replicon in zebrafish. A liver-specific HCV subreplicon model was established and exhibited several changes in gene expression typically induced by HCV infection, including overexpression of several HCV-dependent genes ( argsyn, leugpcr, rasgbd , and scaf-2 ), as well as overexpression of several ER stress related genes ( atf4, chop, atf6 , and bip )...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668739/physiochemical-characterization-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation-of-mercury-based-formulation-for-the-development-of-anticancer-therapeuticals
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Kannan N, Shanmuga Sundar S, Balaji S, Arul Amuthan, Anil Kumar Nv, Balasubramanian N
BACKGROUND: The present study is aimed to evaluate the physiochemical properties and cytotoxicity of mercury-based formulation for the development of anticancer therapeuticals. METHODS: The elemental and morphological features of the formulation were characterized by FE-SEM, XPS and EDS. The described formulation was evaluated for its cytotoxicity on Hek293 and MCF7 cell lines using MTT assay to study the in vitro effects. The in vivo developmental toxicity was also studied on zebrafish embryos and the lethal concentration (LC50) values were calculated as per the OECD regulations...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667652/commentary-establishing-zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-the-anxiolytic-effects-of-scopolamine
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Murilo S de Abreu, Ashton J Friend, Tamara G Amstislavskaya, Allan V Kalueff
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2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666124/generation-of-a-double-binary-transgenic-zebrafish-model-to-study-myeloid-gene-regulation-in-response-to-oncogene-activation-in-melanocytes
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Amy Kenyon, Daria Gavriouchkina, Jernej Zorman, Vanessa Chong-Morrison, Giorgio Napolitani, Vincenzo Cerundolo, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler
A complex network of inflammatory genes is closely linked to somatic cell transformation and malignant disease. Immune cells and their associated molecules are responsible for detecting and eliminating cancer cells as they establish themselves as the precursors of a tumour. By the time a patient has a detectable solid tumour, cancer cells have escaped the initial immune response mechanisms. Here, we describe the development of a double binary zebrafish model that enables regulatory programming of the myeloid cells as they respond to oncogene-activated melanocytes to be explored, focussing on the initial phase when cells become the precursors of cancer...
April 6, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665086/severely-impaired-bone-material-quality-in-chihuahua-zebrafish-resembles-classical-dominant-human-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Imke A K Fiedler, Felix N Schmidt, Eva M Wölfel, Christine Plumeyer, Petar Milovanovic, Roberta Gioia, Francesca Tonelli, Hrishikesh A Bale, Katharina Jähn, Roberta Besio, Antonella Forlino, Björn Busse
Excessive skeletal deformations and brittle fractures in the vast majority of patients suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) are a result of substantially reduced bone quality. Since the mechanical competence of bone is dependent on the tissue characteristics at small length scales, it is of crucial importance to assess how osteogenesis imperfecta manifests at the micro- and nanoscale of bone. In this context, the Chihuahua (Chi/ +) zebrafish, carrying a heterozygous glycine substitution in the α1 chain of collagen type I, has recently been proposed as suitable animal model of classical dominant OI, showing skeletal deformities, altered mineralization patterns and a smaller body size...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663654/nifurpirinol-a-more-potent-and-reliable-substrate-compared-to-metronidazole-for-nitroreductase-mediated-cell-ablations
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David Bergemann, Laura Massoz, Jordane Bourdouxhe, Claudio A Carril Pardo, Marianne L Voz, Bernard Peers, Isabelle Manfroid
The zebrafish is a popular animal model with well-known regenerative capabilities. To study regeneration in this fish, the nitroreductase/metronidazole-mediated system is widely used for targeted ablation of various cell types. Nevertheless, we highlight here some variability in ablation efficiencies with the metronidazole prodrug that led us to search for a more efficient and reliable compound. Herein, we present nifurpirinol, another nitroaromatic antibiotic, as a more potent prodrug compared to metronidazole to trigger cell-ablation in nitroreductase expressing transgenic models...
April 17, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662661/targeting-oncogenic-ras-by-the-clostridium-perfringens-toxin-tpel
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Björn Schorch, Hannah Heni, Nour-Imene Zahaf, Tilman Brummer, Marina Mione, Gudula Schmidt, Panagiotis Papatheodorou, Klaus Aktories
Clostridium perfringens toxin TpeL belongs to the family of large clostridial glycosylating toxins. The toxin causes N-acetylglucosaminylation of Ras proteins at threonine35 thereby inactivating the small GTPases. Here, we show that all main types of oncogenic Ras proteins (H-Ras, K-Ras and N-Ras) are modified by the toxin in vitro and in vivo . Toxin-catalyzed modification of Ras was accompanied by inhibition of the MAP kinase pathway. Importantly, TpeL inhibited the paradoxical activation of the MAP kinase pathway induced by the BRAF inhibitor Vemurafenib in the human melanoma cell line SBCL2...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662090/optical-interrogation-of-neuronal-circuitry-in-zebrafish-using-genetically-encoded-voltage-indicators
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Hiroaki Miyazawa, Kanoko Okumura, Kanae Hiyoshi, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Hisaya Kakinuma, Ryunosuke Amo, Hitoshi Okamoto, Kyo Yamasu, Sachiko Tsuda
Optical measurement of membrane potentials enables fast, direct and simultaneous detection of membrane potentials from a population of neurons, providing a desirable approach for functional analysis of neuronal circuits. Here, we applied recently developed genetically encoded voltage indicators, ASAP1 (Accelerated Sensor of Action Potentials 1) and QuasAr2 (Quality superior to Arch 2), to zebrafish, an ideal model system for studying neurogenesis. To achieve this, we established transgenic lines which express the voltage sensors, and showed that ASAP1 is expressed in zebrafish neurons...
April 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660852/etiology-and-functional-validation-of-gastrointestinal-motility-dysfunction-in-a-zebrafish-model-of-charge-syndrome
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Kellie Cloney, Shelby L Steele, Matthew R Stoyek, Roger P Croll, Frank M Smith, Sergey V Prykhozhij, Mary M Brown, Craig Midgen, Kim Blake, Jason N Berman
CHARGE syndrome is linked to autosomal dominant mutations in the CHD7 gene and results in a number of physiological and structural abnormalities, including heart defects, hearing and vision loss and gastrointestinal (GI) problems. Of these challenges, GI problems have a profound impact throughout an individual's life, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. A homologue of CHD7 has been identified in the zebrafish, the loss of which recapitulates many of the features of the human disease. Using a morpholino chd7 knockdown model complemented by a chd7 null mutant zebrafish line, we examined GI structure, innervation, and motility in larval zebrafish...
April 16, 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659850/orthologues-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-nuclease-a-spna-and-streptococcal-5-nucleotidase-a-s5na-found-in-streptococcus-iniae
#18
Kar Yan Soh, Jacelyn Mei San Loh, Thomas Proft
Streptococcus pyogenes nuclease A (SpnA) and streptococcal 5' nucleosidase A (S5nA) are two recently described virulence factors from the human pathogen S. pyogenes. In-vitro studies have shown that SpnA is a nuclease that cleaves ssDNA and dsDNA, including the DNA backbone of neutrophil extracellular traps. S5nA was shown to hydrolyse AMP and ADP, but not ATP, to generate the immunomodulatory molecule adenosine. S5nA also generates the macrophage-toxic deoxyadenosine from dAMP. However, detailed in vivo studies of the two enzymes have been hampered by difficulties with using current animal models for this exclusive human pathogen...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658479/-the-zebrafish-model-in-oncology
#19
Pamela Völkel, Babara Dupret, Xuefen Le Bourhis, Pierre-Olivier Angrand
Although cell culture and mouse models will remain a cornerstone of cancer research, the unique capabilities of the zebrafish outline the potential of this model for shedding light on cancer biology in vivo. Zebrafish develops cancers spontaneously, after chemical mutagenesis or through genetic manipulations. Furthermore, zebrafish cancers are similar to human tumors at the histological and molecular levels allowing the study of tumor initiation, progression and heterogeneity. Xenotransplantation of human cancer cells in embryos or adult zebrafish presents the advantage of following cancer cell behavior in vivo...
April 2018: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656096/the-influence-of-exercise-on-anxiety-like-behavior-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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C DePasquale, J Leri
In non-human mammals, exercise has been shown to decrease anxiety-like behavior. Conversely, a number of studies have reported no effect or even an increase in anxiety-like behavior after exercise, however, inconsistent training regimes and behavioral paradigms across studies may be confounding the results. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are a well-established animal model in neurobehavioral research, and have the potential to shed new insight into the effects of exercise on anxiety-like behavior where previous research has been limited, due to the ability to precisely control intensity and duration of exercise, and the validation of tests for measuring different aspects of anxiety-like behaviors...
April 12, 2018: Behavioural Processes
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