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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075173/tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-lncrna-uca1-upregulation-promotes-gastric-cancer-invasion-and-migration
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Zhong-Kun Zuo, Yi Gong, Xiang-Heng Chen, Fei Ye, Zheng-Ming Yin, Qian-Ni Gong, Jiang-Sheng Huang
According to recent studies, long noncoding RNA urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1) is involved in the development and progression of many malignant tumors, including gastric cancer (GC). We validated the detailed role of UCA1 in human GC cell lines and GC tissues so as to determine its exact function and the underlying mechanism of GC invasion and migration. In our research, lncRNA-UCA1 was specifically upregulated in GC tissues and cell lines, and augmented GC cell proliferation, and invasive and migratory capabilities...
January 11, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067024/treatment-with-alpha-galactosylceramide-protects-mice-from-early-onset-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-role-of-intestinal-barrier-function
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Anna Janina Engstler, Cathrin Sellmann, Cheng Jun Jin, Annette Brandt, Kathleen Herz, Josephine Priebs, Ina Bergheim
SCOPE: The role of invariant natural killer T cells in the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has not yet been fully understood. Here, the effect of the invariant natural killer T cell activator alpha-galactosylceramide (αGalCer) on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and intestinal barrier function was assessed in a mouse model of early Western-style diet (WSD)-induced NASH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female C57BL/6J mice were either fed a liquid control diet or a liquid fructose-enriched WSD for 6 weeks while being treated 3-times weekly with αGalCer (2 μg i...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063950/dietary-alpha-linolenic-acid-linoleic-acid-ratios-modulate-immune-response-physical-barrier-and-related-signaling-molecules-mrna-expression-in-the-gills-of-juvenile-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Yun-Yun Zeng, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study was conducted to explore the possible effects of dietary ALA/LNA ratios on the gill immunity, tight junction and antioxidant capacity, and the related signaling factor mRNA levels of juvenile grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Fish were fed diets with different ALA/LNA ratios (0.01, 0.34, 0.68, 1.03, 1.41, 1.76 and 2.15) for 60 days. The present results showed that ALA/LNA ratio of 1.03 significantly enhanced lysozyme and acid phosphatase activities, complement 3 contents, promoted mRNA levels of antimicrobial peptides (Hepcidin and liver expression antimicrobial peptide-2), anti-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 10 and transforming growth factor β1) and inhibitor protein κBα, whereas suppressed pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 1β, interleukin 8, tumor necrosis factor a and interferon γ2), and signal molecules (IκB kinase β, IκB kines γ and nuclear factor κB p65) mRNA levels in the gill, indicating that optimal dietary ALA/LNA ratio improve gill immunity of juvenile fish...
January 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063233/establishment-of-a-new-conditionally-immortalized-human-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-endothelial-cell-line
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Hironori Sano, Yasuteru Sano, Eri Ishiguchi, Fumitaka Shimizu, Masatoshi Omoto, Toshihiko Maeda, Hideaki Nishihara, Yukio Takeshita, Shiori Takahashi, Mariko Oishi, Takashi Kanda
In skeletal muscle, the capillaries have tight junctions (TJs) that are structurally similar to those in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-nerve barrier (BNB). Although many findings have been clarified in the territory of BBB and BNB, few have so far examined the TJs of capillaries in the skeletal muscle. In addition, no in vitro human skeletal muscle microvasculature models have been reported thus far. We newly established a new human skeletal muscle microvascular endothelial cell (HSMMEC) line. HSMMECs were isolated from human skeletal muscle and were infected with retroviruses harboring temperature-sensitive SV40 T antigen and telomerase genes...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057697/zonula-occludens-1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cxcl8-a-new-regulatory-axis-for-tumor-angiogenesis
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Julien Lesage, Meggy Suarez-Carmona, Deborah Neyrinck-Leglantier, Simon Grelet, Silvia Blacher, Walter Hunziker, Philippe Birembaut, Agnes Noël, Béatrice Nawrocki-Raby, Christine Gilles, Myriam Polette
Zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) is a submembrane scaffolding protein that may display proinvasive functions when it relocates from tight junctions into the cyto-nuclear compartment. This article examines the functional involvement of ZO-1 in CXCL8/IL-8 chemokine expression in lung and breast tumor cells. ZO-1 small interfering RNA and cDNA transfection experiments emphasized regulation of CXCL8/IL-8 expression via a cyto-nuclear pool of ZO-1. Luciferase reporter assays highlighted a 173-bp region of CXCL8/IL-8 promoter that responded to ZO-1...
January 5, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052271/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-sv40-large-t-antigen-transduced-porcine-colonic-epithelial-cell-line
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Bastian Kaiser, Martina Böttner, Thilo Wedel, Ronald M Brunner, Tom Goldammer, Szilvia Lesko, Gotthold Gäbel, Alexander Gleich, Helga Pfannkuche
Continuous cell lines have become indispensable tools that have enabled investigations into cellular mechanisms by increasing experimental reproducibility and sample availability, and decreasing the use of experimental animals. To facilitate studies of epithelial barrier function of the porcine colon, we aimed to establish an epithelial cell line with an extended replicative capacity. Cells were isolated from the proximal colon of a 3-week-old piglet and transduced using a recombinant retroviral vector construct containing the simian virus 40 large T antigen (SV40 TAg)...
January 5, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038359/green-tea-extract-treatment-reduces-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-mice-with-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-lowering-tnfr1-and-tlr4-expression-and-ligand-availability
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Jinhui Li, Teryn N Sapper, Eunice Mah, Meredith V Moller, Joshua B Kim, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Joshua D McDonald, Richard S Bruno
NFκB-mediated inflammation contributes to liver injury during nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We hypothesized that antiinflammatory activities of green tea extract (GTE) during NASH would lower tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR1)- and Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4)-mediated NFκB activation. Male C57BL6/J mice (6 weeks old) were fed a low-fat (LF) or high-fat (HF) diet for 12 weeks to induce NASH. They were then randomized to continue on these diets supplemented with 0 or 2% GTE (n=10/group) for an additional 8 weeks prior to evaluating NASH, NFκB inflammation and TNFR1 and TLR4 receptor complexes and their respective ligands, TNFα and endotoxin...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030826/inhibition-of-trpc6-reduces-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion
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Li-Li Yang, Bing-Chen Liu, Xiao-Yu Lu, Yan Yan, Yu-Jia Zhai, Qing Bao, Paul W Doetsch, Xingming Deng, Tiffany L Thai, Abdel A Alli, Douglas C Eaton, Bao-Zhong Shen, He-Ping Ma
Recent studies indicate that the transient receptor potential canonical 6 (TRPC6) channel is highly expressed in several types of cancer cells. However, it remains unclear whether TRPC6 contributes to the malignancy of human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We used a human NSCLC A549 cell line as a model and found that pharmacological blockade or molecular knockdown of TRPC6 channel inhibited A549 cell proliferation by arresting cell cycle at the S-G2M phase and caused a significant portion of cells detached and rounded-up, but did not induce any types of cell death...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011475/a-novel-nherf1-mutation-in-human-breast-cancer-and-effects-on-malignant-progression
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Xiaomei Yang, Guifang DU, Zhen Yu, Yang Si, Tracey A Martin, Junqi He, Shan Cheng, Wen G Jiang
Na(+)/H(+) exchanger regulatory factor 1 (NHERF1) has been reported to interact with post-synaptic density protein/Drosophila disc large tumour suppressor/zonula occludens 1 protein (PDZ) binding proteins by its two PDZ domains. These associations have effects on cellular signal transductions. NHERF1 has also been indicated as a cancer-related gene in several solid tumour types. We identified a novel mutation (A190D), of the PDZ2 domain of NHERF1 in breast cancer tissues. NHERF1 A190D mutation abolished NHERF1 modulation of proliferation and migration...
January 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999452/microrna-regulation-of-endothelial-junction-proteins-and-clinical-consequence
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Yugang Zhuang, Hu Peng, Victoria Mastej, Weiguo Chen
Cellular junctions play a critical role in structural connection and signal communication between cells in various tissues. Although there are structural and functional varieties, cellular junctions include tight junctions, adherens junctions, focal adhesion junctions, and tissue specific junctions such as PECAM-1 junctions in endothelial cells (EC), desmosomes in epithelial cells, and hemidesmosomes in EC. Cellular junction dysfunction and deterioration are indicative of clinical diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are ~20 nucleotide, noncoding RNAs that play an important role in posttranscriptional regulation for almost all genes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982094/huangqin-tang-ameliorates-dextran-sodium-sulphate-induced-colitis-by-regulating-intestinal-epithelial-cell-homeostasis-inflammation-and-immune-response
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Ying Zou, Jiantao Lin, Wenyang Li, Zhuguo Wu, Zhiwei He, Guoliang Huang, Jian Wang, Caiguo Ye, Xiaoyan Cheng, Congcong Ding, Xuebao Zheng, Honggang Chi
Huangqin-tang (HQT) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula widely used for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in China. However, the molecular mechanisms by which HQT protects the colon are unclear. We studied the protective effects of HQT and the underlying mechanisms in an experimental mouse model and in vitro. In vivo, dextran sodium sulphate (DSS)-induced acute and chronic colitis were significantly ameliorated by HQT as gauged by phenotypic, histopathologic and inflammatory manifestations of the disease...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979493/curcumin-attenuates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Jichao Yuan, Wei Liu, Haitao Zhu, Xuan Zhang, Yang Feng, Yaxing Chen, Hua Feng, Jiangkai Lin
BACKGROUND: Early brain injury, one of the most important mechanisms underlying subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), comprises edema formation and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption. Curcumin, an active extract from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, alleviates neuroinflammation by as yet unknown neuroprotective mechanisms. In this study, we examined whether curcumin treatment ameliorates SAH-induced brain edema and BBB permeability changes, as well as the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956237/the-ameliorative-effects-of-exercise-on-cognitive-impairment-and-white-matter-injury-from-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-induced-by-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-in-adolescent-rats
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Jae-Min Lee, Jong-Min Park, Min Kyung Song, Yoo Joung Oh, Chang-Ju Kim, Youn-Jung Kim
Vascular dementia is the progressive change in blood vessels that leads to neuronal injuries in vulnerable areas induced by chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH). CCH induces disruption of blood-brain barrier (BBB), and this BBB disruption can initiate the cognitive impairment and white matter injury. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of treadmill exercise on the cognitive impairment, white matter injury, and BBB disruption induced by CCH. Vascular dementia was induced by permanent bilateral common carotid arteries occlusion (BCCAO) in rats...
December 9, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930969/rhapontin-ameliorates-colonic-epithelial-dysfunction-in-experimental-colitis-through-sirt1-signaling
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Wencheng Wei, Lei Wang, Kai Zhou, Haifeng Xie, Mian Zhang, Chaofeng Zhang
Rhapontin (3, 3', 5-trihydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene-3-O-glucoside) has anti-thrombotic, anti-allergic and anti-diabetic activities. This study aimed to assess the protective effects of rhapontin on intestinal damage in vivo and in vitro. In a dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced mouse model, oral administration of rhapontin (100mg/kg) significantly attenuated colonic pathological damage and remarkably inhibited infiltration by inflammatory cells, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, NLRP3 inflammasome activation and SIRT1 expression in the colon...
January 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929421/ghrelin-attenuates-intestinal-barrier-dysfunction-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Yijun Cheng, Yongxu Wei, Wenlei Yang, Yu Cai, Bin Chen, Guoyuan Yang, Hanbing Shang, Weiguo Zhao
Intestinal barrier dysfunction remains a critical problem in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and is associated with poor prognosis. Ghrelin, a brain-gut peptide, has been shown to exert protection in animal models of gastrointestinal injury. However, the effect of ghrelin on intestinal barrier dysfunction post-ICH and its possible underlying mechanisms are still unknown. This study was designed to investigate whether ghrelin administration attenuates intestinal barrier dysfunction in experimental ICH using an intrastriatal autologous blood infusion mouse model...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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