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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211084/endothelial-cells-biophysical-biochemical-and-chromosomal-aberrancies-in-high-glucose-condition-within-the-diabetic-range
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Aysa Rezabakhsh, Elahe Nabat, Mina Yousefi, Soheila Montazersaheb, Omid Cheraghi, Amir Mehdizadeh, Farzaneh Fathi, Ali Akbar Movassaghpour, Nasrin Maleki-Dizaji, Reza Rahbarghazi, Alireza Garjani
To date, many studies have been conducted to find out the underlying mechanisms of hyperglycemia-induced complications in diabetes mellitus, attributed to the cellular pathologies of different cells-especially endothelial cells. However, there are still many ambiguities and unresolved issues to be clarified. Here, we investigated the alteration in biophysical and biochemical properties in human umbilical vein endothelial cells exposed to a high-glucose concentration (30mM), comparable to glucose content in type 2 diabetes mellitus, over a course of 120 hours...
February 17, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193579/zinc-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-caco-2-cells
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Yuxin Shao, Patricia G Wolf, Shuangshuang Guo, Yuming Guo, H Rex Gaskins, Bingkun Zhang
Zinc plays an important role in maintaining intestinal barrier function as well as modulating cellular signaling recognition and protein kinase activities. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) cascade has been demonstrated to affect intercellular integrity and tight junction (TJ) proteins. The current study investigated the hypothesis that zinc regulates intestinal intercellular junction integrity through the PI3K/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. A transwell model of Caco-2 cell was incubated with 0, 50 and 100 μM of zinc at various time points...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193461/gill-structural-integrity-changes-in-fish-deficient-or-excessive-in-dietary-isoleucine-towards-the-modulation-of-tight-junction-protein-inflammation-apoptosis-and-antioxidant-defense-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tor-and-nrf2-signaling-pathways
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Lin Feng, Lu Gan, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Ling Tang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study firstly aimed to test the impact of dietary isoleucine (Ile) on tight junction protein, inflammation, apoptosis, antioxidant defense and related signaling molecule gene expression in the gill of fish. Young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) (weighing 256.8 ± 3.5 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of Ile, namely, 3.8, 6.6, 9.3, 12.5, 15.2 and 18.5 g/kg diet for 8 weeks. The results firstly revealed that Ile deficiency down-regulated the mRNA expressions of claudin-3, claudin-b, claudin-c, occludin and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) and up-regulated the mRNA expression of claudin-12, which led to the intercellular structure damage of fish gill...
February 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182318/molecular-and-structural-changes-related-to-hepatitis-e-virus-hev-antigen-and-its-expression-in-testis-inducing-apoptosis-in-mongolian-gerbil-model
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Majid Hussain Soomro, Ruihan Shi, Ruiping She, Yifei Yang, Tongtong Wang, Qiaoxing Wu, Heng Li, Wenzhuo Hao
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been associated with a wide range of extrahepatic manifestations, so this study was designed to examine the effect and role of HEV on structural and molecular changes in the testicular tissues of Mongolian gerbils experimentally infected with swine HEV. HEV RNA was first detected in testis at 14 day post inoculation and reached a peak between 28 to 42 days later with viral load between 3.12 logs g-¹ to 6.23 logs g-¹ by PCR assays. Microscopic changes showed vacuolation, sloughing of germ cells, formation of multinuclear giant cells, degeneration, necrosis of tubules and damaged blood-testis barrier was observed through transmission electron microscopy...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170537/adenosine-deaminase-2-induced-hyperpermeability-in-human-retinal-vascular-endothelial-cells-is-suppressed-by-microrna-146b-3p
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Yara A Samra, Heba M Saleh, Khaled A Hussein, Nehal M Elsherbiny, Ahmed S Ibrahim, Khaled Elmasry, Sadanand Fulzele, Mamdouh M El-Shishtawy, Laila A Eissa, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Gregory I Liou
Purpose: We recently demonstrated that adenosine deaminase-2 (ADA2) contributes to diabetic retinopathy (DR) via up-regulating the production of inflammatory cytokines in macrophages. Also, microRNA (miR)-146b-3p has the ability to inhibit ADA2. The goal of this study was to investigate the potential role of ADA2 and therapeutic benefit of miR-146b-3p in retinal inflammation and endothelial barrier dysfunction during diabetes. Methods: Adenosine deaminase-2 activity was determined by colorimetric method in diabetic human vitreous...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156053/urothelial-cell-expansion-and-differentiation-are-improved-by-exposure-to-hypoxia
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Stéphane Chabaud, Ingrid Saba, Clément Baratange, Brice Boiroux, Maude Leclerc, Alexandre Rousseau, Sara Bouhout, Stéphane Bolduc
Cells obtained from a patient's biopsy have to be expanded after extraction to produce autologous tissues, but standard cell culture conditions often limit their growth or lifespan and could induce early and inadequate cell differentiation. Moreover, it has previously been reported that the air-liquid interface, that induces maturation of the urothelium, stimulated inadequate differentiation associated with aberrant keratin-14 expression. The aim of this study was to test the benefits of hypoxia during expansion of urothelial cells and maturation of the bladder epithelium in the context of tissue engineering...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153728/mir-34c-and-plncrna1-mediated-the-function-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-by-regulating-tight-junction-proteins-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Tanzhou Chen, Haibo Xue, Ruoyang Lin, Zhiming Huang
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is originated from uncontrolled inflammation, and desired methods for IBD therapy remains the main difficult. The network comprised with miRNA and lncRNA has been verified to play an important role on diverse human diseases. In this study, we demonstrated the role of miR-34c and lncRNA PlncRNA1 on the function of intestinal barrier. METHODS: Intestinal epithelial barrier model was constructed based on normal intestinal epithelial cell line Caco-2...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151586/nuclear-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-activation-inhibits-house-dust-mite-induced-sinonasal-epithelial-cell-barrier-dysfunction
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Nyall R London, Anuj Tharakan, Andrew P Lane, Shyam Biswal, Murugappan Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated sinonasal epithelial cell (SNEC) barrier function has been proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of sinonasal inflammatory conditions such as allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Allergens such as house dust mite (HDM) have been reported to disrupt SNEC barrier integrity. We have recently identified nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) activation via sulforaphane (SFN) stimulation to stabilize SNEC barrier function. The purpose of this study was to explore whether Nrf2 activation could ameliorate HDM-induced SNEC barrier dysfunction...
February 2, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146004/epithelial-specific-toll-like-receptor-tlr-5-activation-mediates-barrier-dysfunction-in-experimental-ileitis
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Loris R Lopetuso, Ruo Jia, Xiao-Ming Wang, Li-Guo Jia, Valentina Petito, Wendy A Goodman, Jon B Meddings, Fabio Cominelli, Brian K Reuter, Theresa T Pizarro
BACKGROUND: A large body of evidence supports a central role of TLR5 and its natural ligand, flagellin, in Crohn's disease (CD), with the precise mechanism(s) still unresolved. METHODS: We investigated the role of flagellin/TLR5 in SAMP1/YitFc (SAMP) mice, a spontaneous model of Crohn's disease-like ileitis. RESULTS: Ileal Tlr5 and serum antiflagellin IgG antibodies were increased in SAMP before the onset of inflammation and during established disease; these trends were abrogated in the absence of colonizing commensal bacteria...
January 31, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132653/a-cafeteria-diet-triggers-intestinal-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-obese-rats
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K Gil-Cardoso, I Ginés, M Pinent, A Ardévol, X Terra, M Blay
The gastrointestinal alterations associated with the consumption of an obesogenic diet, such as inflammation, permeability impairment and oxidative stress, have been poorly explored in both diet-induced obesity (DIO) and genetic obesity. The aim of the present study was to examine the impact of an obesogenic diet on the gut health status of DIO rats in comparison with the Zucker (fa/fa) rat leptin receptor-deficient model of genetic obesity over time. For this purpose, female Wistar rats (n 48) were administered a standard or a cafeteria diet (CAF diet) for 12, 14·5 or 17 weeks and were compared with fa/fa Zucker rats fed a standard diet for 10 weeks...
January 30, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132078/targeting-the-tight-junction-protein-zonula-occludens-1-with-the-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-%C3%AE-ct1-reduces-vegf-dependent-rpe-pathophysiology
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Elisabeth Obert, Randy Strauss, Carlene Brandon, Christina Grek, Gautam Ghatnekar, Robert Gourdie, Bärbel Rohrer
: A critical target tissue in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which forms the outer blood-retina barrier (BRB). RPE-barrier dysfunction might result from attenuation/disruption of intercellular tight junctions. Zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) is a major structural protein of intercellular junctions. A connexin43-based peptide mimetic, αCT1, was developed to competitively block interactions at the PDZ2 domain of ZO-1, thereby inhibiting ligands that selectively bind to this domain...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125771/dietary-tryptophan-enhanced-the-expression-of-tight-junction-protein-zo-1-in-intestine
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Wenhui Liu, Shumei Mi, Zheng Ruan, Jing Li, Xugang Shu, Kang Yao, Min Jiang, Zeyuan Deng
Dietary amino acids provide various beneficial effects for our health. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of tryptophan (Trp) supplementation on barrier function. Ninety-six healthy finishing pigs (initial body weight 51.49 ± 1.12 kg) were randomly allocated into 2 treatment groups, control group, and 0.2% Trp group. The control group was fed the basal diet, and 0.2% Trp group was fed basal diet plus 0.2% Trp. The trial period is 60 d. Compared with control group, the mRNA abundance of claudin-3 and zonula occluden-1 (ZO-1) in the jejunum in 0...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114583/role-of-caveolin-1-for-blocking-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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Yosuke Nagasaka, Hiroki Kaneko, Fuxiang Ye, Shu Kachi, Tetsu Asami, Seiichi Kato, Kei Takayama, Shiang-Jyi Hwang, Keiko Kataoka, Hideyuki Shimizu, Takeshi Iwase, Yasuhito Funahashi, Akiko Higuchi, Takeshi Senga, Hiroko Terasaki
Purpose: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is one of the most severe ocular diseases. Fibrotic changes in retinal cells are considered to be involved in the pathogenesis of PVR. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of RPE cells is one of the main concepts in the pathogenesis of fibrovascular membranes (FVMs) in PVR. In this study, we examined the expression of Caveolin-1 in human FVMs from patients with PVR. We also examined the role of Caveolin-1 in the pathogenesis of PVR. Methods: Western blotting, real-time PCR, and immunohistochemistry were performed with human FVMs and mouse eyes with PVR...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114578/compound-49b-regulates-zo-1-and-occludin-levels-in-human-retinal-endothelial-cells-and-in-mouse-retinal-vasculature
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Youde Jiang, Li Liu, Jena J Steinle
Purpose: To investigate whether Epac1 is key to Compound 49b's regulation of zonula occluden 1 (ZO-1) and occludin levels in human retinal endothelial cells (REC) and in an Epac1 vascular-specific conditional knockout mouse retina. Methods: Primary REC were grown in normal (5 mM) or high glucose (25 mM). Some cells were treated with a novel β-adrenergic receptor agonist, Compound 49b. Additional dishes were treated with Epac1 siRNA or Compound 49b + Epac1 siRNA...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111380/baicalin-protects-against-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-injury-by-down-regulating-mir-191a-that-targets-the-tight-junction-protein-zo-1-in-iec-6-cells
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Li Wang, Ren Zhang, Jian Chen, Qihui Wu, Zaoyuan Kuang
TNF-α plays an important role in the developing process of inflammatory bowel disease. Tight junction protein zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1), one of epithelial junctional proteins, maintains the permeability of intestinal barrier. The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism of the protective effect of baicalin on TNF-α-induced injury and ZO-1 expression in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs). We found that baicalin pretreatment significantly improved cell viability and cell migration following TNF-α stimulation...
January 20, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104981/sodium-butyrate-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-steatohepatitis-in-mice-by-improving-gut-microbiota-and-gastrointestinal-barrier
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Da Zhou, Qin Pan, Feng-Zhi Xin, Rui-Nan Zhang, Chong-Xin He, Guang-Yu Chen, Chang Liu, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan
AIM: To investigate whether gut microbiota metabolite sodium butyrate (NaB) is an effective substance for attenuating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the internal mechanisms. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were divided into three groups, normal control were fed standard chow and model group were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 16 wk, the intervention group were fed HFD for 16 wk and treated with NaB for 8 wk. Gut microbiota from each group were detected at baseline and at 16 wk, liver histology were evaluated and gastrointestinal barrier indicator such as zonula occluden-1 (ZO-1) were detected by immunohistochemistry and realtime-PCR, further serum or liver endotoxin were determined by ELISA and inflammation- or metabolism-associated genes were quantified by real-time PCR...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097491/small-interfering-rna-targeting-dickkopf-1-contributes-to-neuroprotection-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Zhihua Li, Xi Chen, Xiaoyang Zhang, Xiuhua Ren, Xuemei Chen, Jing Cao, Weidong Zang, Xianzhi Liu, Fuyou Guo
Excessive Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) plays a vital role in secondary brain injury following ischemic stroke and psychotic disease. However, it is unclear whether an increased expression of Dkk-1 occurred after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The present study examined the potential role of Dkk-1 after ICH. ICH was induced by a single injection of autologous blood into the basal ganglia of rats. Dkk-1 protein levels in brain tissue and serum were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay after ICH. Rats were treated with small interfering RNA targeting Dkk-1 (siDkk-1) or vehicle following ICH...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091584/enhancement-of-outflow-facility-in-the-murine-eye-by-targeting-selected-tight-junctions-of-schlemm-s-canal-endothelia
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Lawrence C S Tam, Ester Reina-Torres, Joseph M Sherwood, Paul S Cassidy, Darragh E Crosbie, Elke Lütjen-Drecoll, Cassandra Flügel-Koch, Kristin Perkumas, Marian M Humphries, Anna-Sophia Kiang, Jeffrey O'Callaghan, John J Callanan, A Thomas Read, C Ross Ethier, Colm O'Brien, Matthew Lawrence, Matthew Campbell, W Daniel Stamer, Darryl R Overby, Pete Humphries
The juxtacanalicular connective tissue of the trabecular meshwork together with inner wall endothelium of Schlemm's canal (SC) provide the bulk of resistance to aqueous outflow from the anterior chamber. Endothelial cells lining SC elaborate tight junctions (TJs), down-regulation of which may widen paracellular spaces between cells, allowing greater fluid outflow. We observed significant increase in paracellular permeability following siRNA-mediated suppression of TJ transcripts, claudin-11, zonula-occludens-1 (ZO-1) and tricellulin in human SC endothelial monolayers...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078800/ghrelin-ameliorates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-the-systemic-hypoxia
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Gisou Mohaddes, Jalal Abdolalizadeh, Shirin Babri, Fezzeh Hossienzadeh
The blood brain barrier (BBB), which serves to protect homeostasis of the central nervous system, is formed by tight junction proteins. Several studies have indicated that systemic hypoxia leads to cerebral edema through disruption of the tight junction proteins such as occludin and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1). According to our previous studies ghrelin attenuates cerebral edema in the hypoxic brain. However, its mechanisms are not completely understood. The present study was aimed to determine the effect of ghrelin on occludin and Zo-1 in the hypoxic brain...
January 11, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077322/a-protein-kinase-a-ezrin-complex-regulates-connexin-43-gap-junction-communication-in-liver-epithelial-cells
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Aleksandra R Dukic, Linda Hofstad Haugen, Guillaume Pidoux, Edward Leithe, Oddmund Bakke, Kjetil Taskén
Communication between adjacent cells can occur via gap junctions (GJ) composed of connexin (Cx) hexamers that allow passage of small molecules. One of the most widely and highly expressed Cxs in human tissues is Cx43, shown to be regulated through phosphorylation by several kinases including PKA. Ezrin is a membrane associated protein that can serve as an A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP) and hold an anchored pool of PKA. Here, we used the liver epithelial cell line IAR20, which expresses Cx43 as the predominant GJ protein, to test the hypothesis that Ezrin may associate with Cx43 in cell types that form stable GJs and serve as an AKAP...
January 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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