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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730529/role-of-the-golgi-apparatus-in-the-blood-brain-barrier-golgi-protection-may-be-a-targeted-therapy-for-neurological-diseases
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Shuwen Deng, Hui Liu, Ke Qiu, Hong You, Qiang Lei, Wei Lu
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from toxic material in the blood, provides nutrients for brain tissues, and screens harmful substances from the brain. The specific brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMVECs), tight junction between endothelial cells, and astrocytes ensure proper function of the central nervous system (CNS). Pathological factors disrupt the integrity of the BBB by destroying the normal function of endothelial cells and decreasing the production of tight junction proteins or the expression of proteins specifically localized on astrocytes...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730091/aberrant-expression-of-genes-and-proteins-in-pterygium-and-their-implications-in-the-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Qing-Yang Feng, Zi-Xuan Hu, Xi-Ling Song, Hong-Wei Pan
Pterygium is a common ocular surface disease induced by a variety of factors. The exact pathogenesis of pterygium remains unclear. Numbers of genes and proteins are discovered in pterygium and they function differently in the occurrence and development of this disease. We searched the Web of Science and PubMed throughout history for literatures about the subject. The keywords we used contain pterygium, gene, protein, angiogenesis, fibrosis, proliferation, inflammation, pathogenesis and therapy. In this review, we summarize the aberrant expression of a range of genes and proteins in pterygium compared with normal conjunctiva or cornea, including growth factors, matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases, interleukins, tumor suppressor genes, proliferation related proteins, apoptosis related proteins, cell adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix proteins, heat shock proteins and tight junction proteins...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730078/effect-of-pyridone-agent-on-blood-retinal-barrier-in-diabetic-mice
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Si-Qi Xiong, Hai-Bo Jiang, Hui-Zhuo Xu, Xiao-Bo Xia
AIM: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of fluorofenidone on disrupted blood-retinal barrier in the diabetic mice and uncover its underlying mechanism. METHODS: db/db mice were randomly chosen for treatment with daily doses of fluorofenidone or placebo at 5-week-old, treatment continued until mice reach 24-week-old. Then, expression of transcriptiona factor insulin gene enhancer binding protein-1 (Islet-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in murine retinas were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730076/scutellaria-barbata-attenuates-diabetic-retinopathy-by-preventing-retinal-inflammation-and-the-decreased-expression-of-tight-junction-protein
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Xi-Yu Mei, Ling-Yu Zhou, Tian-Yu Zhang, Bin Lu, Li-Li Ji
AIM: To observe the attenuation of ethanol extract of Herba Scutellaria barbata (SE) against diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its engaged mechanism. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were intraperitoneally injected with streptozotocin (STZ, 55 mg/kg) for 5 consecutive days to induce diabetes. The diabetic mice were orally given with SE (100, 200 mg/kg) for 1mo at 1mo after STZ injection. Blood-retinal barrier (BRB) breakdown was detected by using Evans blue permeation assay. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot and immunofluorescence staining were used to detect mRNA and protein expression...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726958/wasabia-japonica-is-a-potential-functional-food-to-prevent-colitis-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Jeong-Eun Jang, Prakash Ramalingam, Young Tag Ko, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are prevalent and debilitating health problems worldwide. Many types of drugs are used to treat IBDs, but they exhibit adverse effects such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc. In order to overcome the limitations of current therapeutic drugs, scientists have searched for functional foods from natural resources. In this study, we investigated the anti-colitic effects of Wasabia japonica extract in a DSS-induced colitis model...
July 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724925/a-comparative-study-of-five-physiological-key-parameters-between-four-different-human-trophoblast-derived-cell-lines
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Mario Rothbauer, Nilaykumar Patel, Hajnalka Gondola, Monika Siwetz, Berthold Huppertz, Peter Ertl
The human placenta plays a crucial role as the interface between mother and fetus. It represents a unique tissue that undergoes morphological as well as functional changes on the cellular and tissue level throughout pregnancy. To better understand how the placenta works, a variety of techniques has been developed to re-create this complex physiological barrier in vitro. However, due to the low availability of freshly isolated primary cells, choriocarcinoma cell lines remain the usual suspects as in vitro models for placental research...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724654/mfsd2a-major-facilitator-superfamily-domain-containing-2a-attenuates-intracerebral-hemorrhage-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-by-inhibiting-vesicular-transcytosis
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Yuan-Rui Yang, Xiao-Yi Xiong, Juan Liu, Li-Rong Wu, Qi Zhong, Kai Zhou, Zhao-You Meng, Liang Liu, Fa-Xiang Wang, Qiu-Wen Gong, Mao-Fan Liao, Chun-Mei Duan, Jie Li, Mei-Hua Yang, Qin Zhang, Chang-Xiong Gong, Qing-Wu Yang
BACKGROUND: Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption aggravates brain injury induced by intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH); however, the mechanisms of BBB damage caused by ICH remain elusive. Mfsd2a (major facilitator superfamily domain containing 2a) has been known to play an essential role in BBB formation and function. In this study, we investigated the role and underlying mechanisms of Mfsd2a in BBB permeability regulation after ICH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using ICH models, we found that Mfsd2a protein expression in perihematomal brain tissues was significantly decreased after ICH...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724416/protective-effects-of-chebulic-acid-on-alveolar-epithelial-damage-induced-by-urban-particulate-matter
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Kyung-Won Lee, Mi-Hyun Nam, Hee-Ra Lee, Chung-Oui Hong, Kwang-Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Chebulic acid (CA) isolated from T. chebula, which has been reported for treating asthma, as a potent anti-oxidant resources. Exposure to ambient urban particulate matter (UPM) considered as a risk for cardiopulmonary vascular dysfunction. To investigate the protective effect of CA against UPM-mediated collapse of the pulmonary alveolar epithelial (PAE) cell (NCI-H441), barrier integrity parameters, and their elements were evaluated in PAE. METHODS: CA was acquired from the laboratory previous reports...
July 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722688/spin-dependent-seebeck-effects-in-a-graphene-superlattice-p-n-junction-with-different-shapes
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Benhu Zhou, Benliang Zhou, Yagang Yao, Guanghui Zhou, Ming Hu
We theoretically calculate spin-dependent transmission probability and spin Seebeck coefficient for a zigzagedge graphene nanoribbon (ZGNR) p-n junction with periodically attached stubs under a perpendicular magnetic field and a ferromagnetic insulator. By using the nonequilibrium Green's function (NEGF) method combining with the tight-binding Hamiltonian, it is demonstrated that, the spin-dependent transmission probability and spin Seebeck coefficient for two types of superlattices can be modulated by the potential drop, the magnetization strength, the number of periods of the superlattice, the strength of the perpendicular magnetic field, and the Anderson disorder strength...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721446/rhamnolipids-enhance-in-vivo-oral-bioavailability-of-poorly-absorbed-molecules
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El-Sayed Khafagy, Mona F El-Azab, Mohamed E H ElSayed
PURPOSE: This report describes the effect of rhamnolipids (RLs) on the tight junctions (TJ) of the intestinal epithelium using the rat in-situ closed loop model. METHODS: We investigated the transport of 5 (6)-carboxyfluorescein (CF) and fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dextrans with average molecular weights of 4.4 and 10 kDa (FD-4 and FD-10) when co-administered with different concentrations of RLs. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage assay and histopathological examination of treated intestinal loops were used to assess potential toxicity of RLs...
July 18, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719888/inhibition-of-single-routes-of-intracellular-signaling-is-not-sufficient-to-neutralize-the-biphasic-disturbance-of-a-retinal-endothelial-cell-barrier-induced-by-vegf-a165
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Heidrun L Deissler, Gerhard K Lang, Gabriele E Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hallmark of diabetic macular edema is the enhanced permeability of retinal endothelial cells (REC) induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A165), which acts through activating specific receptors. To improve the predictability of inhibitors' potentials to block harmful effects of VEGF-A165, we investigated if its signaling pathways triggered in REC are redundant. METHODS: Immortalized bovine REC monolayers were treated with inhibitors specific for various protein kinases in combination with VEGF-A165...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715808/retinoic-acid-facilitates-toll-like-receptor-4-expression-to-improve-intestinal-barrier-function-through-retinoic-acid-receptor-beta
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Yingying Li, Yuan Gao, Ting Cui, Ting Yang, Lan Liu, Tingyu Li, Jie Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Vitamin A (VA) protects the intestinal epithelial barrier by improving cell migration and proliferation. Our previous studies demonstrated that VA deficiency (VAD) during pregnancy suppresses the systemic and mucosal immune responses in the intestines of offspring and that VA supplementation (VAS) during early life can increase immune cell counts. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which VA regulates intestinal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: Caco-2 cells were treated with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) for 24 hours to determine the optimum ATRA concentration to which the cells in question respond...
July 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715583/tnf%C3%AE-induced-disruption-of-the-blood-retinal-barrier-in-vitro-is-regulated-by-intracellular-3-5-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-levels
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Anne-Eva van der Wijk, Ilse M C Vogels, Cornelis J F van Noorden, Ingeborg Klaassen, Reinier O Schlingemann
Purpose: Proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) may have a causative role in blood-retinal barrier (BRB) disruption, which is an essential step in the development of diabetic macular edema. The purpose of our study was to determine whether TNFα increases permeability in an in vitro model of the BRB and to explore the mechanisms involved. Methods: Primary bovine retinal endothelial cells (BRECs) were grown on Transwell inserts and cells were stimulated with TNFα or a combination of TNFα, IL1β, and VEGF...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715434/engineered-extracellular-matrices-with-controlled-mechanics-modulate-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-epithelialization
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Jeffrey A Beamish, Evan Chen, Andrew J Putnam
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Recovery from many forms of AKI involves the proliferation of renal proximal tubular epithelial cells (RPTECs), but the influence of the microenvironment in which this recovery occurs remains poorly understood. Here we report the development of a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel platform to study the influence of substrate mechanical properties on the proliferation of human RPTECs as a model for recovery from AKI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713423/discovering-the-unexpected-with-the-utilization-of-ngs-in-diagnostics-of-non-syndromic-hearing-loss-disorders-the-family-case-of-ildr1-dependent-hearing-loss-disorder
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Jernej Kovač, Gašper Klančar, Katarina Trebušak Podkrajšek, Saba Battelino
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a heterogeneous family of hearing disabilities with congenital (including genetic) as well as acquired etiology. Congenital SNHL of genetic etiology is further sub-divided into autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive and X-linked SNHL. More than 60 genes are involved in the etiology of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) commonly manifesting as heterogeneous pre-lingual profound to severe non-progressive clinical phenotype. ILDR1-dependent ARNSHL (DFNB42, OMIM: # 609646) is a very rare sub-type of hearing disability, with unknown prevalence, caused by function-damaging genetic variants in ILDR1 gene reported in families of Middle-Eastern origin...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713327/il-2-anti-il-2-complex-attenuates-inflammation-and-bbb-disruption-in-mice-subjected-to-traumatic-brain-injury
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Weiwei Gao, Fei Li, Ziwei Zhou, Xin Xu, Yingang Wu, Shuai Zhou, Dongpei Yin, Dongdong Sun, Jianhua Xiong, Rongcai Jiang, Jianning Zhang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces the excessive inflammation and disruption of blood-brain barrier, both of which are partially mediated by the activation of microglia and release of inflammatory cytokines. Previous reports showed that administration of regulatory T cells (Tregs) could suppress inflammation and promote neurological function recovery, and that the IL-2/anti-IL-2 complex (IL-2C) could increase the number of Tregs. Thus, we hypothesized that IL-2C-mediated expansion of Tregs would be beneficial in mice subjected to TBI...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713243/synaptic-interactome-mining-reveals-p140cap-as-a-new-hub-for-psd-proteins-involved-in-psychiatric-and-neurological-disorders
#17
Annalisa Alfieri, Oksana Sorokina, Annie Adrait, Costanza Angelini, Isabella Russo, Alessandro Morellato, Michela Matteoli, Elisabetta Menna, Elisabetta Boeri Erba, Colin McLean, J Douglas Armstrong, Ugo Ala, Joseph D Buxbaum, Alfredo Brusco, Yohann Couté, Silvia De Rubeis, Emilia Turco, Paola Defilippi
Altered synaptic function has been associated with neurological and psychiatric conditions including intellectual disability, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Amongst the recently discovered synaptic proteins is p140Cap, an adaptor that localizes at dendritic spines and regulates their maturation and physiology. We recently showed that p140Cap knockout mice have cognitive deficits, impaired long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), and immature, filopodia-like dendritic spines...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711627/vasoactive-intestinal-polypeptide-and-mast-cells-regulate-increased-passage-of-colonic-bacteria-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#18
Olga Bednarska, Susanna A Walter, Maite Casado-Bedmar, Magnus Ström, Eloísa Salvo-Romero, Maria Vicario, Emeran A Mayer, Åsa V Keita
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and symptoms of IBS develop following gastroenteritis. We aimed to study passage of live bacteria through the colonic epithelium, and determine the role of mast cells and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in barrier regulation in IBS and healthy individuals. METHODS: Colon biopsies from 32 women with IBS and 15 age-matched healthy women (controls) were mounted in Ussing chambers; we measured numbers of fluorescently labeled Escherichia coli HS and Salmonella typhimurium that passed through from the mucosal side to the serosal side of the tissue...
July 12, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710028/gene-expression-profiles-of-fin-regeneration-in-loach-paramisgurnus-dabryanu
#19
Li Li, Jingya He, Linlin Wang, Weihua Chen, Zhongjie Chang
Teleost fins can regenerate accurate position-matched structure and function after amputation. However, we still lack systematic transcriptional profiling and methodologies to understand the molecular basis of fin regeneration. After histological analysis, we established a suppression subtraction hybridization library containing 418 distinct sequences expressed differentially during the process of blastema formation and differentiation in caudal fin regeneration. Genome ontology and comparative analysis of differential distribution of our data and the reference zebrafish genome showed notable subcategories, including multi-organism processes, response to stimuli, extracellular matrix, antioxidant activity, and cell junction function...
July 18, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709869/protective-effect-of-bacillopeptidase-cfr5-from-bacillus-subtilis-cfr5-on-cerulein-induced-pancreatitis
#20
G R Sharmila, G Venkateswaran
Bacillopeptidase is a serine peptidase, known for its fibrinolytic activity. However, a very little information is known about its in vivo inflammatory and/or anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, to understand whether bacillopeptidase incorporation can regulate pancreatitis or not, the cerulein-induced pancreatitis model was used, and the role of bacillopeptidase on pancreatitis was studied. In this study, 46 kDa protein was purified from Bacillus subtilis and identified as bacillopeptidase CFR5 (BPC) through MS/MS analysis...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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