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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243095/ca2-camkk%C3%AE-pathway-is-required-for-adiponectin-induced-secretion-in-rat-submandibular-gland
#1
Chong Ding, Zhi-Hao Du, Sheng-Lin Li, Li-Ling Wu, Guang-Yan Yu
Adiponectin functions as a promoter of saliva secretion in rat submandibular gland via activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and increased paracellular permeability. Ca2+ mobilization is the primary signal for fluid secretion in salivary acinar cells. However, whether intracellular Ca2+ mobilization is involved in adiponectin-induced salivary secretion is unknown. Here, we found that full-length adiponectin (fAd) increased intracellular Ca2+ and saliva secretion in submandibular glands...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242274/sema4d-plexinb1-inhibition-ameliorates-blood-brain-barrier-damage-and-improves-outcome-after-stroke-in-rats
#2
Yi-Fan Zhou, Ya-Nan Li, Hui-Juan Jin, Jie-Hong Wu, Quan-Wei He, Xu-Xia Wang, Hao Lei, Bo Hu
The inflammatory process in stroke is the major contributor to blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown. Previous studies indicated that semaphorin 4D (Sema4D), an axon guidance molecule, initiated inflammatory microglial activation and disrupted endothelial function in the CNS. However, whether Sema4D disrupts BBB integrity after stroke remains unclear. To study the effect of Sema4D on BBB disruption in stroke, rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion and targeted injection of lentivirus-mediated clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 gene disruption of PlexinB1...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239532/a-3d-real-scale-biomimetic-and-biohybrid-model-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-fabricated-through-two-photon-lithography
#3
Attilio Marino, Omar Tricinci, Matteo Battaglini, Carlo Filippeschi, Virgilio Mattoli, Edoardo Sinibaldi, Gianni Ciofani
The investigation of the crossing of exogenous substances through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is object of intensive research in biomedicine, and one of the main obstacles for reliable in vitro evaluations is represented by the difficulties at the base of developing realistic models of the barrier, which could resemble as most accurately as possible the in vivo environment. Here, for the first time, a 1:1 scale, biomimetic, and biohybrid BBB model is proposed. Microtubes inspired to the brain capillaries were fabricated through two-photon lithography and used as scaffolds for the co-culturing of endothelial-like bEnd...
December 14, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238980/influence-of-paeoniflorin-and-menthol-on-puerarin-transport-across-mdck-and-mdck-mdr1-cells-as-blood-brain-barrier-in%C3%A2-vitro-model
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Bing Yang, Shouying Du, Yang Lu, Shan Jia, Mengdi Zhao, Jie Bai, Pengyue Li, Huichao Wu
OBJECTIVE: Our objective of this research was (1) to investigate the transport characteristics of puerarin through MDCK-MDR1 and MDCK cells and (2) to evaluate the effects of paeoniflorin and menthol on puerarin transport so as to (3) explore the enhancement mechanism. METHODS: The cytotoxicity of drugs on MDCK and MDCK-MDR1 was evaluated by the MTT assay, and the transport studies were performed in both directions. The membrane fluidity was evaluated by fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, and the membrane potential was estimated by the accumulation of DiBAC4(3) in the cells...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238877/cryptogenic-cholestasis-in-young-and-adults-atp8b1-abcb11-abcb4-and-tjp2-gene-variants-analysis-by-high-throughput-sequencing
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Giovanni Vitale, Stefano Gitto, Francesco Raimondi, Alessandro Mattiaccio, Vilma Mantovani, Ranka Vukotic, Antonietta D'Errico, Marco Seri, Robert B Russell, Pietro Andreone
BACKGROUND: Mutations in ATP-transporters ATPB81, ABCB11, and ABCB4 are responsible for progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) 1, 2 and 3, and recently the gene for tight junction protein-2 (TJP2) has been linked to PFIC4. AIM: As these four genes have been poorly studied in young people and adults, we investigated them in this context here. METHODS: In patients with cryptogenic cholestasis, we analyzed the presence of mutations by high-throughput sequencing...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237740/grhl2-is-required-for-collecting-duct-epithelial-barrier-function-and-renal-osmoregulation
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Christian Hinze, Janett Ruffert, Katharina Walentin, Nina Himmerkus, Elham Nikpey, Olav Tenstad, Helge Wiig, Kerim Mutig, Zeliha Yesim Yurtdas, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands, Federica Branchi, Michael Schumann, Sebastian Bachmann, Markus Bleich, Kai M Schmidt-Ott
Collecting ducts make up the distal-most tubular segments of the kidney, extending from the cortex, where they connect to the nephron proper, into the medulla, where they release urine into the renal pelvis. During water deprivation, body water preservation is ensured by the selective transepithelial reabsorption of water into the hypertonic medullary interstitium mediated by collecting ducts. The collecting duct epithelium forms tight junctions composed of barrier-enforcing claudins and exhibits a higher transepithelial resistance than other segments of the renal tubule exhibit...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236735/hypertension-in-rats-is-associated-with-an-increased-permeability-of-the-colon-to-tma-a-gut-bacteria-metabolite
#7
Kinga Jaworska, Tomasz Huc, Emilia Samborowska, Leszek Dobrowolski, Klaudia Bielinska, Maciej Gawlak, Marcin Ufnal
An increased blood trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) has emerged as a marker of cardiovascular mortality, however, the mechanisms of the increase are not clear. We evaluated if hypertension was associated with changes in the colon permeability to trimethylamine (TMA), a TMAO precursor. We did experiments on male, 24-26-week-old normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY), spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and SHR treated with enalapril, an antihypertensive drug (SHR-E). To check the colon permeability and liver TMA clearance, blood was collected from the portal vein and hepatic veins confluence, at baseline and after the intracolonic administration of TMA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235125/nasal-epithelial-barrier-disruption-by-particulate-matter-%C3%A2-2-5-%C3%AE-m-via-tight-junction-protein-degradation
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Renwu Zhao, Zhiqiang Guo, Ruxin Zhang, Congrui Deng, Jian Xu, Weiyang Dong, Zhicong Hong, Hongzhi Yu, Huiru Situ, Chunhui Liu, Guoshun Zhuang
Upper airway diseases including sinonasal disorders may be caused by exposure to fine particulate matter (≤2.5 μm; PM2.5), as proven by epidemiological studies. PM2.5 is a complex entity whose chemical constituents and physicochemical properties are not confined to a single, independent "particle" but which in this study means a distinctive environmental "toxin." The mechanism whereby PM2.5 induces nasal epithelial barrier dysfunction leading to sinonasal pathology remains unknown. In the present study, human nasal epithelial cells were exposed to non-cytotoxic doses of PM2...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234067/the-human-blood-nerve-barrier-transcriptome
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Steven P Palladino, E Scott Helton, Preti Jain, Chaoling Dong, Michael R Crowley, David K Crossman, Eroboghene E Ubogu
The blood-nerve barrier (BNB), formed by tight junction-forming microvessels within peripheral nerve endoneurium, exists to regulate its internal microenvironment essential for effective axonal signal transduction. Relatively little is known about the unique human BNB molecular composition. Such knowledge is crucial to comprehend the relationships between the systemic circulation and peripheral nerves in health, adaptations to intrinsic or extrinsic perturbations and alterations that may result in disease. We performed RNA-sequencing on cultured early- and late-passage adult primary human endoneurial endothelial cells and laser-capture microdissected endoneurial microvessels from four cryopreserved normal adult human sural nerves referenced to the Genome Reference Consortium Human Reference 37 genome browser, using predefined criteria guided by known transcript or protein expression in vitro and in situ...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232851/a-novel-prebiotic-blend-product-prevents-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-mice-by-improving-gut-microbiota-and-modulating-immune-response
#10
Qian Chen, Yiping Ren, Jihong Lu, Mark Bartlett, Lei Chen, Yan Zhang, Xiaokui Guo, Chang Liu
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder yet it still lacks effective prevention therapies. The aim of this study is to determine whether a novel prebiotic blend (PB) composed of fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), galactooligosaccharide (GOS), inulin and anthocyanins could be effective in preventing the development of IBS. We explored the possible mechanisms both in animal and in cells. Post-infectious IBS models in C57BL/6 mice were established and were pretreated with the PB, PB and probiotic strains 8 weeks in advance of infection...
December 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231875/live-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-does-not-enhance-epithelial-barrier-integrity-in-an-apical-anaerobic-co-culture-model-of-the-large-intestine
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Eva Maier, Rachel C Anderson, Nicole C Roy
Appropriate intestinal barrier maturation during infancy largely depends on colonization with commensal bacteria. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is an abundant obligate anaerobe that colonizes during weaning and is thought to maintain colonic health throughout life. We previously showed that F. prausnitzii induced Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) activation, which is linked to enhanced tight junction formation. Therefore, we hypothesized that F. prausnitzii enhances barrier integrity, an important factor in appropriate intestinal barrier maturation...
December 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230100/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-prevents-the-disruption-of-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-via-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Binbin Zheng, Yulong Zhou, Hongyu Zhang, Guangyong Yang, Zhenghua Hong, Dandan Han, Qingqing Wang, Zili He, Yanlong Liu, Fenzan Wu, Xie Zhang, Songlin Tong, Huazi Xu, Jian Xiao
After spinal cord injury (SCI), the destruction of blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) is shown to accelerate gathering of noxious blood-derived components in the nervous system, leading to secondary neurodegenerative damages. SCI activates endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress), which is considered to evoke secondary damages of neurons and glia. Recent evidence indicates that Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) has the neuroprotective effect in ischaemic brain injury, but whether it has protective effects on SCI or not is largely unclear...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228724/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-requires-the-ste20-like-kinase-slk-independently-of-its-catalytic-activity
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Jillian Conway, Khalid N Al-Zahrani, Benjamin R Pryce, John Abou-Hamad, Luc A Sabourin
Invasion can be stimulated in vitro using the soluble ligand transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) to induce a process called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) characterized by cell-cell junction breakdown and an invasive phenotype. We have previously demonstrated a role for Ste20-like kinase SLK cell migration and invasion. Here we show that SLK depletion in NMuMG mammary epithelial cells significantly impairs their TGFβ-induced migration and invasion. Immunofluorescence studies show that a fraction of SLK localizes to E-cadherin-positive adherens junction and that SLK impairs the breakdown of cell-cell contacts...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228440/metformin-regulates-tight-junction-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-via-mlck-mlc-signaling-pathway
#14
H-Y Zhou, H Zhu, X-M Yao, J-P Qian, J Yang, X-D Pan, X-D Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of metformin on the tight junction of intestinal epithelial cells and its relevant mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Caco-2 cell monolayers were incubated with or without tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) (10 ng/mL) in the absence or presence of indicated concentrations of metformin. Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) was measured at various time points. Caco-2 cell permeability was assessed using fluorescein permeability test...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225050/inhibition-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-prevents-il-13-and-allergen-mediated-airway-epithelial-apoptosis-and-loss-of-barrier-function
#15
Sara C Sebag, Olha M Koval, John D Paschke, Christopher J Winters, Alejandro P Comellas, Isabella M Grumbach
Mitochondria are increasingly recognized as key mediators of acute cellular stress responses in asthma. However, the distinct roles of regulators of mitochondrial physiology on allergic asthma phenotypes are currently unknown. The mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter (MCU) resides in the inner mitochondrial membrane and controls mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake into the mitochondrial matrix. To understand the function of MCU in models of allergic asthma, in vitro and in vivo studies were performed using models of functional deficiency or knockout of MCU...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224009/itraq-based-proteomics-analysis-of-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-oleic-acid-in-mice
#16
Xiaotao Xu, Qingwei Zhu, Rong Zhang, Yan Wang, Fangfang Niu, Wenying Wang, Dawei Sun, Aizhong Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) and the pathogenesis of oleic acid (OA)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. METHODS: Eight-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were injected with OA through the tail vein and sacrificed 6 hours after OA administration to identify protein expression levels in lung tissue using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) technology...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223862/wave-regulates-cadherin-junction-assembly-and-turnover-during-epithelial-polarization
#17
Shashikala Sasidharan, Sofya Borinskaya, Falshruti Patel, Yelena Bernadskaya, Sailaja Mandalapu, Maria Agapito, Martha Soto
Actin is an integral component of epithelial apical junctions, yet the interactions of branched actin regulators with apical junction components are still not clear. Biochemical data have shown that α-catenin inhibits Arp2/3-dependent branched actin. These results suggested that branched actin is only needed at earliest stages of apical junction development. We use live imaging in developing C. elegans embryos to test models for how WAVE-induced branched actin collaborates with other apical junction proteins during the essential process of junction formation and maturation...
December 6, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223764/hypoxia-induced-and-hif1%C3%AE-vegf-mediated-tight-junction-dysfunction-in-choriocarcinoma-cells-implications-for-preeclampsia
#18
Yuan Zhang, Hai-Jun Zhao, Xin-Ru Xia, Fei-Yang Diao, Xiang Ma, Jing Wang, Li Gao, Jie Liu, Chao Gao, Yu-Gui Cui, Jia-Yin Liu
INTRODUCTION: Accumulated data indicate that placental hypoxia is implicated in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). Tight junction (TJ) is important structure that sustains normal placental barrier function, its dysregulation under hypoxia has been observed. This study was designed to explore hypoxia-induced TJ dysfunction in trophoblast cells and its possible involvement in PE pathophysiology. METHODS: Choriocarcinoma cells were grown in a monolayer and treated with cobalt chloride (CoCl2) to induce hypoxia...
December 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223398/epha7-regulates-claudin6-and-pronephros-development-in-xenopus
#19
Jian Sun, Xiaolei Wang, Yu Shi, Jiejing Li, Chaocui Li, Zhaoying Shi, Yonglong Chen, Bingyu Mao
Eph/ephrin molecules are widely expressed during embryonic development, and function in a variety of developmental processes. Here we studied the roles of the Eph receptor EphA7 and its soluble form in Xenopus pronephros development. EphA7 is specifically expressed in pronephric tubules at tadpole stages and knockdown of EphA7 by a translation blocking morpholino led to defects in tubule cell differentiation and morphogenesis. A soluble form of EphA7 (sEphA7) was also identified. Interestingly, the membrane level of claudin6 (CLDN6), a tetraspan transmembrane tight junction protein, was dramatically reduced in the translation blocking morpholino injected embryos, but not when a splicing morpholino was used, which blocks only the full length EphA7...
December 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222109/marcks-related-protein-regulates-cytoskeletal-organization-at-cell-cell-and-cell-substrate-contacts-in-epithelial-cells
#20
Christina M Van Itallie, Amber Jean Tietgens, Angel Aponte, Marjan Gucek, Alexander X Cartagena-Rivera, Richard S Chadwick, James M Anderson
MARCKS-related protein (MRP) is tagged by biotin ligase fused to occludin and the level of tagging increases ∼20-fold following IFN/TNF treatment. GFP-MRP is focused at the lateral cell membrane and its overexpression potentiates the physiological response of the tight junction barrier to cytokines. However, deletion of MRP does not abrogate cytokine responses, suggesting that MRP is not required in the occludin-dependent IFN/TNF response. Instead, our results reveal a key role for MRP in epithelial cells in control of multiple actin-based structures, likely by regulation of integrin signaling...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
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