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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088324/protective-effect-of-sugar-cane-extract-against-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colonic-inflammation-in-mice
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Bin Wang, Yansen Li, Masami Mizu, Toma Furuta, ChunMei Li
Sugar cane extract (SCE) exhibits various biological effects and has been reported to enhance animal growth performance. However, the effect of SCE on inflammation in animals is still obscure. To study the effects and underlying mechanism of SCE on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colonic inflammation, forty female ICR mice (26.63±0.19g, 6-week-old) were assigned into four groups: a control group (Cont), a DSS-challenged group (DSS), a SCE-supplemented group (SCE), and a DSS+SCE group (DSS+SCE). Mice in Cont group and DSS group were fed basic diet and other mice received 1% SCE supplemented in basic diet from 6-week to 8-week-old...
December 26, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087985/prophylactic-tributyrin-treatment-mitigates-chronic-binge-alcohol-induced-intestinal-barrier-and-liver-injury
#2
Gail A Cresci, Bryan Glueck, Megan R McMullen, Wei Xin, Danielle Allende, Laura E Nagy
BACKGROUND/AIM: Impaired gut-liver axis is a potential factor contributing to alcoholic liver disease. Ethanol depletes intestinal integrity and causes gut dysbiosis. Butyrate, a fermentation byproduct of gut microbiota, is altered negatively following chronic ethanol exposure. This study aimed to determine whether prophylactic tributyrin could protect the intestinal barrier and liver in mice during combined chronic-binge ethanol exposure. METHODS: C57BL/6 J mice exposed to 5% v/v ethanol-containing diet for 10 days received a single ethanol gavage (5 g/kg) 9 hrs prior to euthanasia...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087264/independent-impedimetric-analysis-of-two-cell-populations-co-cultured-on-opposite-sides-of-a-porous-support
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Kathrin Hajek, Joachim Wegener
The transepithelial or -endothelial electrical resistance (TEER) is a very common and routinely recorded parameter describing the expression of barrier-forming cell-cell contacts (tight junctions) in quantitative terms. To determine TEER, barrier-forming cell monolayers are cultured on porous filter supports that separate two fluid compartments. The frequency-dependent impedance of the cell layer is then recorded and analyzed by means of equivalent circuit modeling providing TEER and the cell layer capacitance...
January 10, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081460/blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-induced-by-silica-nps-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-and-rho-kinase-jnk-signaling-pathways
#4
Xin Liu, Baiyan Sui, Jiao Sun
Silica nanoparticles (SiO2-NPs) has been extensively exploited in biomedical fields and mostly designed to enter the circulatory system, however, few studies focused on the potential adverse effects of SiO2-NPs exposure on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) that serves as a critical barrier between the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral circulation. This study attempts to provide an understanding of whether and how SiO2-NPs disrupts the BBB in vitro and in vivo. Through a human BBB model, we found that SiO2-NPs could induce tight junction loss and cytoskeleton arrangement, and increase inflammatory response and the release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) of brain microvessel endothelial cells (BMECs), which further activates astrocytes to amplify the generation of VEGF and increase the aquaporin-4 expression, and thus causing BBB disruption through a complex immunoregulatory loop between BMECs and astrocytes under SiO2-NPs exposure...
January 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081450/heparanase-driven-inflammation-from-the-ages-stimulated-macrophages-changes-the-functions-of-glomerular-endothelial-cells
#5
Guang Xu, Qiaojing Qin, Min Yang, Zhongdong Qiao, Yong Gu, Jianying Niu
AIMS: Amounts of macrophages were infiltrated in glomeruli in diabetic nephropathy. Heparanase has been thought to be closely related to proteinuria. Our aims were to determine the effect of heparanase on the inflammation in AGEs-stimulated macrophages and its role on the functions of glomerular endothelial cells (GEnCs). METHODS: The expression of inflammation cytokines in macrophages were assayed by q-RT PCR, western, and ELISA. Then western was used to measure the expression of RAGE and key proteins in NF-κB pathway in macrophages...
December 30, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079891/crb3-regulates-contact-inhibition-by-activating-the-hippo-pathway-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Xiaona Mao, Pingping Li, Yaochun Wang, Zheyong Liang, Jie Liu, Juan Li, Yina Jiang, Gang Bao, Lei Li, Bofeng Zhu, Yu Ren, Xinhan Zhao, Jianmin Zhang, Yu Liu, Jin Yang, Peijun Liu
The loss of contact inhibition is a hallmark of cancer cells. The Hippo pathway has recently been shown to be an important regulator of contact inhibition, and the cell apical polarity determinant protein CRB3 has been suggested to be involved in Hippo signalling. However, whether CRB3 regulates contact inhibition in mammary cells remains unclear, and the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. As shown in the present study, CRB3 decreases cell proliferation, promotes apoptosis, and enhances the formation of tight and adherens junctions...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079139/blood-occludin-level-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-blood-brain-barrier-damage-following-ischemic-stroke
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Rong Pan, Kewei Yu, Theodore Weatherwax, Handong Zheng, Wenlan Liu, Ke Jian Liu
Concern about intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the primary reason for withholding tPA therapy from patients with ischemic stroke. Early blood brain barrier (BBB) damage is the major risk factor for fatal post-thrombolysis ICH, but rapidly assessing BBB damage before tPA administration is highly challenging. We recently reported that ischemia induced rapid degradation of tight junction protein occludin in cerebromicrovessels. The present study investigates whether the cleaved occludin is released into the blood stream and how blood occludin levels correlate to the extent of BBB damage using a rat model of ischemic stroke...
January 12, 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/28078626/time-course-investigation-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-tight-junction-protein-changes-in-a-rat-model-of-permanent-focal-ischemia
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Peng Liu, Rui Zhang, Danyang Liu, Jinling Wang, Chunling Yuan, Xuemei Zhao, Yinjie Li, Xuefei Ji, Tianyan Chi, Libo Zou
Permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) is an animal model that is widely used to simulate human ischemic stroke. However, the timing of the changes in the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins and synaptic proteins associated with pMCAO remain incompletely understood. Therefore, to further explore the characteristics and mechanisms of blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage during cerebral ischemic stroke, we used a pMCAO rat model to define dynamic changes in BBB permeability within 120 h after ischemia in order to examine the expression levels of the TJ proteins claudin-5 and occludin and the synaptic proteins synaptophysin (SYP) and postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD95)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078480/muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-tight-junction-opening-is-involved-in-epiphora-in-late-phase-of-submandibular-gland-transplantation
#10
Ning-Yan Yang, Chong Ding, Jing Li, Yan Zhang, Ruo-Lan Xiang, Li-Ling Wu, Guang-Yan Yu, Xin Cong
Submandibular gland (SMG) autotransplantation is an effective therapy for treating severe dry eye syndrome. However, epiphora occurs in more than 40% of patients 6 months after operation. We previously found that muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) plays a crucial role in regulating SMG secretion partially through the modulation on tight junction (TJ)-based paracellular pathway. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the possible involvement of mAChR and TJ in a rabbit long-term model of SMG transplantation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076855/microrna-126-reduces-blood-retina-barrier-breakdown-via-the-regulation-of-vcam-1-and-bcl2l11-in-ischemic-retinopathy
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Xia Bai, Junpeng Luo, Xiaofeng Zhang, Jingjing Han, Zhaoyue Wang, Jingcheng Miao, Yanyan Bai
To evaluate the role of microRNA-126 (miR-126) in maintaining the integrity of the blood-retina barrier (BRB), we established a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) and measured the retinal levels of miR-126 using recombinant plasmid pCMV-MIR or pCMV-MIR-126 intravitreal injections. We also detected VCAM-1 and BCL2L11 levels. Retinal vaso-obliteration, VCAM-1 localization on retinal endothelial cells, the blood-retina vascular permeability or albumin leakage in retinas, TUNEL histology, Evans blue assays, or Western blotting for detecting albumin or tight junction levels in the retina was performed...
January 12, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075171/the-role-of-tumor-microenvironment-in-collective-tumor-cell-invasion
#12
Jia-Shun Wu, Su-Rui Sheng, Xin-Hua Liang, Ya-Ling Tang
For many cancer types, cancer cells invade into surrounding tissues by collective movement of cell groups that remain connected via cell-cell junctions. This migration is completely distinguished from single-cell migration, in which cancer cells disrupt the tight intercellular junctions and gain a mesenchymal phenotype. Recently, emerging evidence has revealed that collective cell invasion depends on not only cell-intrinsic mechanisms but also on extracellular mechanisms by bidirectional interplay between the tumor cell and the tumor environment...
January 11, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072465/splicing-regulation-and-dysregulation-of-cholinergic-genes-expressed-at-the-neuromuscular-junction
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REVIEW
Kinji Ohno, Mohammad Alinoor Rahman, Mohammad Nazim, Farhana Nasrin, Yingni Lin, Jun-Ichi Takeda, Akio Masuda
We humans have evolved by acquiring diversity of alternative RNA metabolisms including alternative means of splicing and transcribing non-coding genes, and not by acquiring new coding genes. Tissue-specific and developmental stage-specific alternative RNA splicing is achieved by tightly regulated spatiotemporal regulation of expressions and activations of RNA-binding proteins that recognize their cognate splicing cis-elements on nascent RNA transcripts. Genes expressed at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) are also alternatively spliced...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071680/loss-of-tricellular-tight-junction-protein-lsr-promotes-cell-invasion-and-migration-via-upregulation-of-tead1-areg-in-human-endometrial-cancer
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Hiroshi Shimada, Shyuetsu Abe, Takayuki Kohno, Seiro Satohisa, Takumi Konno, Syunta Takahashi, Tsubasa Hatakeyama, Chihiro Arimoto, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Ken-Ichi Takano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takashi Kojima
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a unique molecule of tricellular contacts of normal and cancer cells. We investigated how the loss of LSR induced cell migration, invasion and proliferation in endometrial cancer cell line Sawano. mRNAs of amphiregulin (AREG) and TEA domain family member 1 (TEAD1) were markedly upregulated by siRNA-LSR. In endometrial cancer tissues, downregulation of LSR and upregulation of AREG were observed together with malignancy, and Yes-associated protein (YAP) was present in the nuclei...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070565/activation-of-respiratory-complex-i-from-escherichia-coli-studied-by-fluorescent-probes
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Nikolai Belevich, Galina Belevich, Zhiyong Chen, Subhash C Sinha, Marina Verkhovskaya
Respiratory Complex I from E. coli may exist in two interconverting forms: resting (R) and active (A). The R/A transition of purified, solubilized Complex I occurring upon turnover was studied employing two different fluorescent probes, Annine 6+, and NDB-acetogenin. NADH-induced fluorescent changes of both dyes bound to solubilized Complex I from E. coli were characterized as a function of the protein:dye ratio, temperature, ubiquinone redox state and the enzyme activity. Analysis of this data combined with time-resolved optical measurements of Complex I activity and spectral changes indicated two ubiquinone-binding sites; a possibility of reduction of the tightly-bound quinone in the resting state and reduction of the loosely-bound quinone in the active state is discussed...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069965/dual-role-of-alcam-in-neuroinflammation-and-blood-brain-barrier-homeostasis
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Marc-André Lécuyer, Olivia Saint-Laurent, Lyne Bourbonnière, Sandra Larouche, Catherine Larochelle, Laure Michel, Marc Charabati, Michael Abadier, Stephanie Zandee, Neda Haghayegh Jahromi, Elizabeth Gowing, Camille Pittet, Ruth Lyck, Britta Engelhardt, Alexandre Prat
Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) is a cell adhesion molecule found on blood-brain barrier endothelial cells (BBB-ECs) that was previously shown to be involved in leukocyte transmigration across the endothelium. In the present study, we found that ALCAM knockout (KO) mice developed a more severe myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)35-55-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The exacerbated disease was associated with a significant increase in the number of CNS-infiltrating proinflammatory leukocytes compared with WT controls...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069576/dysbiosis-and-zonulin-upregulation-alter-gut-epithelial-and-vascular-barriers-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#17
Francesco Ciccia, Giuliana Guggino, Aroldo Rizzo, Riccardo Alessandro, Michele Maria Luchetti, Simon Milling, Laura Saieva, Heleen Cypers, Tommaso Stampone, Paola Di Benedetto, Armando Gabrielli, Alessio Fasano, Dirk Elewaut, Giovanni Triolo
BACKGROUND: Dysbiosis has been recently demonstrated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) but its implications in the modulation of intestinal immune responses have never been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of ileal bacteria in modulating local and systemic immune responses in AS. METHODS: Ileal biopsies were obtained from 50 HLA-B27(+) patients with AS and 20 normal subjects. Silver stain was used to visualise bacteria. Ileal expression of tight and adherens junction proteins was investigated by TaqMan real-time (RT)-PCR and immunohistochemistry...
January 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067896/pathogenic-role-of-endogenous-tnf-%C3%AE-in-the-development-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-like-sialadenitis-and-secretory-dysfunction-in-non-obese-diabetic-mice
#18
Jing Zhou, Toshihisa Kawai, Qing Yu
Patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS), an autoimmune disease primarily affecting exocrine glands, exhibit enhanced TNF-α expression in the saliva and salivary glands. However, the precise in vivo role of TNF-α during the initiation and development of SS is not clearly defined. The present study is undertaken to determine the function of endogenously produced TNF-α in the pathogenesis of SS in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice, a model of this human disease. Administration of a neutralizing anti-TNF-α antibody to female NOD mice during the stage prior to disease onset significantly improved salivary secretion, indicating a remission of clinical symptoms of SS...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067024/treatment-with-alpha-galactosylceramide-protects-mice-from-early-onset-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-role-of-intestinal-barrier-function
#19
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
#20
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
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