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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943399/testosterone-bicalutamide-antagonism-at-the-predicted-extracellular-androgen-binding-site-of-zip9
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Ahmed Bulldan, Viveka Nand Malviya, Neha Upmanyu, Lutz Konrad, Georgios Scheiner-Bobis
ZIP9 is a Zn(2+) transporter, testosterone receptor, and mediator of signaling events through G-proteins. Despite these pivotal properties, however, its physiological and pathophysiological significance has not yet been comprehensively addressed. Using a cell line that lacks the classical androgen receptor we show that ZIP9-mediated phosphorylation of Erk1/2, CREB, or ATF-1 and expression of claudin-5 and zonula occludens-1 by testosterone can be completely antagonized by bicalutamide (Casodex), an anti-androgen of significant clinical impact...
September 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939530/towards-the-modulation-of-oxidative-damage-apoptosis-and-tight-junction-protein-in-response-to-dietary-leucine-deficiency-a-likely-cause-of-ros-induced-gill-structural-integrity-impairment
#2
Wei-Dan Jiang, Yu-Ping Deng, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Pei Wu, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
The current study explored the protective effect of leucine on antioxidant status, apoptosis and tight junction damage in the gill of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella Val.). The trial was conducted by feeding grass carp with six graded level of leucine (7.1, 8.9, 11.0, 13.3, 15.2 and 17.1 g kg(-1) diet) for 8 weeks. The fish were fed to apparent satiation 4 times per day. The results indicated that compared with the leucine deficiency group, 8.9-11.3 g leucine kg(-1) diet supplementations decreased protein carbonyl (PC), malondialdehyde (MDA) and ROS contents, which may be partially attributed to the improvement of antioxidant status in the gill by increasing hydroxyl radical capacity and anti-superoxide radicals, glutathione contents and the activities and mRNA levels of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), catalase (CAT), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR), that referring to the up-regulation of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) mRNA expression...
September 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939367/comparison-of-three-human-platelet-lysates-used-as-supplements-for-in-vitro-expansion-of-corneal-endothelium-cells
#3
Tsung-Jen Wang, Ming-Sheng Chen, Ming-Li Chou, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Jerard Seghatchian, Thierry Burnouf
BACKGROUND: Human platelet lysates (HPLs) are emerging as the new gold standard supplement of growth media for ex vivo expansion of cells for transplant. However, variations do exist in the way how HPLs are prepared. In particular, uncertainties still exist regarding the type of HPL most suitable for corneal endothelium cells (CEC) expansion, especially as these cells have limited proliferative capacity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three distinct HPL preparations were produced, with or without calcium chloride/glass beads activation, and with or without heat treatment at 56°C for 30min...
August 31, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932213/petri-net-based-model-of-helicobacter-pylori-mediated-disruption-of-tight-junction-proteins-in-stomach-lining-during-gastric-carcinoma
#4
Anam Naz, Ayesha Obaid, Faryal M Awan, Aqsa Ikram, Jamil Ahmad, Amjad Ali
Tight junctions help prevent the passage of digestive enzymes and microorganisms through the space between adjacent epithelial cells lining. However, Helicobacter pylori encoded virulence factors negatively regulate these tight junctions and contribute to dysfunction of gastric mucosa. Here, we have predicted the regulation of important tight junction proteins, such as Zonula occludens-1, Claudin-2 and Connexin32 in the presence of pathogenic proteins. Molecular events such as post translational modifications and crosstalk between phosphorylation, O-glycosylation, palmitoylation and methylation are explored which may compromise the integrity of these tight junction proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930913/the-effect-of-lactoferrin-and-pepsin-treated-lactoferrin-on-iec-6-cell-damage-induced-by-clostridium-difficile-toxin-b
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Kosuke Otake, Norio Sato, Ayako Kitaguchi, Takayuki Irahara, Satoru Murata, Keiichiro Shiraga, Yuichi Ogawa, Takahiro K Fujiwara, Kaoru Koike, Hiroyuki Yokota
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have recently increased worldwide. Some CDI progress to fulminant and recurrent CDI and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. CD produces toxins A and B, which cause intestinal mucosal damage, although toxin B exhibits greater cytotoxicity. Pepsin-treated lactoferrin (PLF) is the decomposed product of lactoferrin (LF), a multifunctional glycoprotein with anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we investigate the effects of LF and PLF in toxin B-stimulated rat intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917843/rapgef2-a-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-for-rap1-small-gtpases-plays-a-crucial-role-in-adherence-junction-aj-formation-in-radial-glial-cells-through-erk-mediated-upregulation-of-the-aj-constituent-protein-expression
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Maged Ibrahim Farag, Yoko Yoshikawa, Kazuhiro Maeta, Tohru Kataoka
Rapgef2 and Rapgef6 define a subfamily of guanine nucleotide exchange factors for Rap1, characterized by possession of the Ras/Rap-associating domains and implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia. We previously found that dorsal telencephalon-specific Rapgef2 conditional knockout mice exhibits severe defects in formation of apical surface adherence junctions (AJs) and localization of radial glial cells (RGCs). In this study, we analyze the underlying molecular mechanism by using primary cultures of RGCs established from the developing cerebral cortex...
September 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906444/short-term-intake-of-a-fructose-fat-and-cholesterol-rich-diet-causes-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice-effect-of-antibiotic-treatment
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Annette Brandt, Cheng Jun Jin, Katja Nolte, Cathrin Sellmann, Anna Janina Engstler, Ina Bergheim
Intestinal microbiota and barrier functions seem to play an important role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, whether these changes are an early event in the development of NAFLD or are primarily associated with later stages of the disease, has not yet been clarified. Using a pair-feeding model, we determined the effects of a short-term intake of a fat-, fructose- and cholesterol-rich diet (FFC) on the development of early hepatic steatosis and markers of intestinal barrier function in mice treated with and without non-resorbable antibiotics (AB)...
September 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901449/fk506-suppresses-hypoxia%C3%A2-induced-inflammation-and-protects-tight-junction-function-via-the-can%C3%A2-nfatc1-signaling-pathway-in-retinal-microvascular-epithelial-cells
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Yaguang Hu, Boyu Yang, Yue Xu, Li Jiang, Ching-Kit Tsui, Xiaoling Liang
The present study aimed to identify whether FK506 suppresses hypoxia‑induced inflammation and protects tight junction function via the calcineurin‑nuclear factor of activated T‑cells 1 (CaN‑NFATc1) signaling pathway in mouse retinal microvascular endothelial cells (mRMECs). The mRMECs were treated with FK506 at different concentrations following the induction of hypoxia. Trans‑epithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and cell permeability were examined to measure the integrity of the tight junctions...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867253/estrogen-decreases-tight-junction-protein-zo-1-expression-in-human-primary-gut-tissues
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Zejun Zhou, Lumin Zhang, Miao Ding, Zhenwu Luo, Shao Yuan, Meena B Bansal, Gary Gilkeson, Ren Lang, Wei Jiang
Females have a higher prevalence of most autoimmune diseases; however, the mechanism is unknown. In this study, we examined the expression of tight junction protein zonula occludens 1 (ZO-1) and estrogen receptor (ER)-α/β in human primary gut tissues by immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and qPCR. The expression of ZO-1 and ER-β but not ER-α was present in both male and female gut tissues. There was no sex difference in ER-β expression, but ZO-1 expression was decreased in females compared to males...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859273/establishment-of-minimal-positive-control-conditions-to-ensure-brain-safety-during-rapid-development-of-emergency-vaccines
#10
Hyekyung Baek, Kwang Ho Kim, Min Young Park, Kyeongryun Kim, Bokyeong Ko, Hyung Seok Seo, Byoung Soo Kim, Tae-Wook Hahn, Sun Shin Yi
With the increase in international human and material exchanges, contagious and infectious epidemics are occurring. One of the effective methods of epidemic inhibition is the rapid development and supply of vaccines. Considering the safety of the brain during vaccine development is very important. However, manuals for brain safety assays for new vaccines are not uniform or effective globally. Therefore, the aim of this study is to establish a positive-control protocol for an effective brain safety test to enhance rapid vaccine development...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835236/impact-of-copper-oxide-nanomaterials-on-differentiated-and-undifferentiated-caco-2-intestinal-epithelial-cells-assessment-of-cytotoxicity-barrier-integrity-cytokine-production-and-nanomaterial-penetration
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Victor C Ude, David M Brown, Luca Viale, Nilesh Kanase, Vicki Stone, Helinor J Johnston
BACKGROUND: Copper oxide nanomaterials (CuO NMs) are exploited in a diverse array of products including antimicrobials, inks, cosmetics, textiles and food contact materials. There is therefore a need to assess the toxicity of CuO NMs to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract since exposure could occur via direct oral ingestion, mucocillary clearance (following inhalation) or hand to mouth contact. METHODS: Undifferentiated Caco-2 intestinal cells were exposed to CuO NMs (10 nm) at concentrations ranging from 0...
August 23, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807200/a-sequential-assessment-of-the-preservation-injury-in-porcine-intestines
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Mihai Oltean, Lucian Jiga, Mats Hellström, John Söfteland, Marius Papurica, Teodora Hoinoiu, Mihai Ionac, Anna Casselbrant
BACKGROUND: Clinical and experimental evidence strongly suggest that ischemia-reperfusion injury after intestinal transplantation has deleterious short- and long-term effects and finding means to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury is a major research area. The anatomical and physiological similarities between the human and porcine digestive tract favor its use as a preclinical model for translational research. Intriguingly, no systematic appraisal of the development of the intestinal preservation injury in pigs is available...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804564/incrna-h19-promotes-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression-through-%C3%AE-catenin-gsk3%C3%AE-emt-signaling-via-association-with-ezh2
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Da-Ming Zhang, Zhao-Yu Lin, Zhao-Hui Yang, You-Yuan Wang, Di Wan, Jiang-Long Zhong, Pei-Lin Zhuang, Zhi-Quan Huang, Bin Zhou, Wei-Liang Chen
H19 is involved in tumor metastasis and associated with tumor progression. Enhancer of zest homolog 2 (EZH2) is overexpressed in multiple cancer types and correlates with tumor proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and poor prognosis. However, the interaction between H19 and EZH2 to promote tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) progression remains largely uncharacterized. Insitu hybridization and quantitative reverse-transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) were performed to measure H19 expression in primary TSCC and adjacent normal tissues and cell lines...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804459/metabolic-variability-of-a-multispecies-probiotic-preparation-impacts-on-the-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Michele Biagioli, Luca Laghi, Adriana Carino, Sabrina Cipriani, Eleonora Distrutti, Silvia Marchianò, Carola Parolin, Paolo Scarpelli, Beatrice Vitali, Stefano Fiorucci
Background: In addition to strain taxonomy, the ability of probiotics to confer beneficial effects on the host rely on a number of additional factors including epigenetic modulation of bacterial genes leading to metabolic variability and might impact on probiotic functionality. Aims: To investigate metabolism and functionality of two different batches of a probiotic blend commercialized under the same name in Europe in models of intestinal inflammation. Methods: Boxes of VSL#3, a probiotic mixture used in the treatment of pouchitis, were obtained from pharmacies in UK subjected to metabolomic analysis and their functionality tested in mice rendered colitis by treatment with DSS or TNBS...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774775/mir-15a-16-inhibits-tgf-beta3-vegf-signaling-and-increases-retinal-endothelial-cell-barrier-proteins
#15
Eun-Ah Ye, Li Liu, Jena J Steinle
Hyperglycemia is a significant risk factor for diabetic retinopathy and induces multiple biochemical changes, including inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in the retina. Alterations in microRNA expression have been implicated in the pathological responses of diabetic retinopathy and the manipulation of microRNA may provide powerful strategy for therapeutics. Among the predicted targets of miR-15a and -16 are TGF-beta3, SMAD2/3, and VEGF, all of which are known to play a role in vascular endothelial functions...
July 31, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771730/in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-regulates-intestinal-barrier-functions-of-posthatch-broilers-by-activating-the-mtor-signaling-pathway
#16
Tian Gao, Minmeng Zhao, Lin Zhang, Jiaolong Li, Lanlin Yu, Feng Gao, Guanghong Zhou
BACKGROUND: During the last phase of incubation, dramatic physiological and metabolic changes occur in chick embryos, and supplies of nutrients and energy are always insufficient. This study investigated the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) of l-arginine (Arg) on the hatchability, growth performance, intestinal development and functions of posthatch broilers. RESULTS: The IOF of Arg increased (P < 0.05) the feed intake and body weight gain during 1-21 days and 1-42 days, and the intestinal weight of 7- and 21-day-old broilers, compared with non-injected control and diluent-injected groups...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769101/allostimulatory-capacity-of-conditionally-immortalized-proximal-tubule-cell-lines-for-bioartificial-kidney-application
#17
Milos Mihajlovic, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Joost G Hoenderop, Jitske Jansen, Martijn J Wilmer, Annemarie J F Westheim, Wil A Allebes, Dimitrios Stamatialis, Luuk B Hilbrands, Rosalinde Masereeuw
Novel renal replacement therapies, such as a bioartificial kidney (BAK), are needed to improve current hemodialysis treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. As BAK applications may reveal safety concerns, we assessed the alloimmunization and related safety aspects of readily available conditionally immortalized human proximal tubule epithelial cell (ciPTEC) lines to be used in BAK. Two ciPTEC lines, originally derived from urine and kidney tissue, were characterized for the expression and secretion of relevant molecules involved in alloimmunization and inflammatory responses, such as HLA class-I, HLA-DR, CD40, CD80, CD86, as wells as soluble HLA class I and proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α)...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765694/lactobacillus-acidophilus-alleviates-pouchitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-in-rats
#18
Yan-Yan Xu, Ying-Ying Zhang, An-Qi He, Kai-Yu Li, Sen-Yang Gao, Gang Liu
AIM: To assess the therapeutic potential of Lactobacillus acidophilus (LA) for the treatment of pouchitis in a rat model. METHODS: Sprague Dawley rats underwent proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis followed by administration of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) to induce pouchitis. Rats with pouchitis were randomly divided into three groups: no intervention (NI), normal saline (NS, 3 mL/d normal saline for 7 d), and LA (3 mL/d LA at 1× 10(10) colony-forming units for 7 d)...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761621/toxicity-and-immunogenicity-in-murine-melanoma-following-exposure-to-physical-plasma-derived-oxidants
#19
Sander Bekeschus, Katrin Rödder, Bob Fregin, Oliver Otto, Maxi Lippert, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Kristian Wende, Anke Schmidt, Rajesh Kumar Gandhirajan
Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive and deadly disease. Therapeutic advance has been achieved by antitumor chemo- and radiotherapy. These modalities involve the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, affecting cellular viability, migration, and immunogenicity. Such species are also created by cold physical plasma, an ionized gas capable of redox modulating cells and tissues without thermal damage. Cold plasma has been suggested for anticancer therapy. Here, melanoma cell toxicity, motility, and immunogenicity of murine metastatic melanoma cells were investigated following plasma exposure in vitro...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761317/physical-disruption-of-cell-cell-contact-induces-vegf-expression-in-rpe-cells
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Farhad Farjood, Elizabeth Vargis
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of RPE cell-cell contact in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) protein expression in cultures of primary human RPE (hRPE) cells and a human RPE cell line (ARPE-19). METHODS: Two in vitro methods, scratching and micropatterning, were used to control the physical dissociation of RPE cell-cell junctions. Scratching was performed by scoring monolayers of RPE cells with a cell scraper. Micropatterning was achieved by using a stencil patterning method...
2017: Molecular Vision
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