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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816559/the-role-of-the-lectin-like-oxldl-receptor-lox-1-in-traffic-generated-air-pollution-exposure-mediated-alteration-of-the-brain-microvasculature-in-apolipoprotein-apo-e-knockout-mice
#1
JoAnn Lucero, Usa Suwannasual, Lindsay M Herbert, Jacob D McDonald, Amie K Lund
Recent studies have shown a strong correlation between air pollution-exposure and detrimental outcomes in the central nervous system, including alterations in blood brain barrier (BBB) integrity, neuroinflammation, and neurodegeneration. However, the mechanisms mediating these pathologies have not yet been fully elucidated. We have previously reported that exposure to traffic-generated air pollution results in increased circulating oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), associated with alterations in BBB integrity, in atherosclerotic Apolipoprotein E null (ApoE(-/-)) mice...
August 17, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816402/blocking-the-erk1-2-signal-pathway-can-inhibit-s100a12-induced-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells-damage
#2
Wanli Jiang, Zhiwei Wang, Zhipeng Hu, Hongbing Wu, Rui Hu, Xiaoping Hu, Zongli Ren, Jizhen Huang
Increased levels of S100A12 and activated matrix metalloproteinase 2/9 (MMP-2/9) produced by human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) have recently implicated in the development of thoracic aortic disease. In the present study, we investigated the effect of S100A12 on HASMCs and identified the intracellular signal pathways involved by western blot. The results were shown that up-expression of S100A12 in HASMCs induced cell apoptosis and inhibited cell proliferation. Additionally, S100A12 significantly increased the expression of MMP-2, MMP-9 and VCAM-1 in HASMCs at translational levels...
August 17, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814754/unveiling-cerebral-leishmaniasis-parasites-and-brain-inflammation-in-leishmania-donovani-infected-mice
#3
Guilherme D Melo, Sophie Goyard, Laurence Fiette, Alexandre Boissonnas, Christophe Combadiere, Gisele F Machado, Paola Minoprio, Thierry Lang
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a systemic disease with multifaceted clinical manifestations, including neurological signs, however, the involvement of the nervous system during VL is underestimated. Accordingly, we investigated both brain infection and inflammation in a mouse model of VL. Using bioluminescent Leishmania donovani and real-time 2D-3D imaging tools, we strikingly detected live parasites in the brain, where we observed a compartmentalized dual-phased inflammation pattern: an early phase during the first two weeks post-infection, with the prompt arrival of neutrophils and Ly6C(high) macrophages in an environment presenting a variety of pro-inflammatory mediators (IFN-γ, IL-1β, CXCL-10/CXCR-3, CCL-7/CCR-2), but with an intense anti-inflammatory response, led by IL-10; and a re-inflammation phase three months later, extremely pro-inflammatory, with novel upregulation of mediators, including IL-1β, TNF-α and MMP-9...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810554/beneficial-effects-of-dried-pomegranate-juice-concentrated-powder-on-ultraviolet-b-induced-skin-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
#4
Su-Jin Kang, Beom-Rak Choi, Seung-Hee Kim, Hae-Yeon Yi, Hye-Rim Park, Chang-Hyun Song, Sae-Kwang Ku, Young-Joon Lee
The present study investigated the anti-aging effects of pomegranate juice concentrated powder (PCP) in hairless mice following 15 weeks of UVB irradiation (three times a week; 0.18 J/cm(2)). Skin moisturizing effects were evaluated through skin water, collagen type I and hyaluronan contents, as well as collagen type I and hyaluronan synthesis-related transcript levels. Wrinkle formation and edema scores (skin weights) were also assessed, along with skin matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-9 and MMP-13 transcript levels...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810543/atorvastatin-has-a-protective-effect-in-a-mouse-model-of-bronchial-asthma-through-regulating-tissue-transglutaminase-and-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-expression
#5
Ming-Wei Liu, Rong Liu, Hai-Ying Wu, Mei Chen, Min-Na Dong, Yun-Qiao Huang, Chun-Hai Zhang, Yin-Zhong Wang, Jing Xia, Yang Shi, Feng-Mei Xie, Hua Luo, Xin-Yuan Zhao, Wei Wei, Mei-Xian Su
Airway remodeling in asthma contributes to airway hyperreactivity, loss of lung function and persistent symptoms. Current therapies do not adequately treat the structural airway changes associated with asthma. Statin drugs have improved respiratory health and their therapeutic potential in asthma has been tested in clinical trials. However, the mechanism of action of statins in this context has remained elusive. The present study hypothesized that atorvastatin treatment of ovalbumin-exposed mice attenuates early features of airway remodeling via a mevalonate-dependent mechanism...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810525/in-vitro-anticancer-activities-of-osthole-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-cells
#6
Lei Liu, Jun Mao, Qifei Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Guangzhen Wu, Qizhen Tang, Bin Zhao, Lianhong Li, Quanlin Li
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urinary malignancy that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Osthole, a monomer compound extracted from a traditional Chinese herb, has potent anti-tumor effects on various types of cancer cells. However, the therapeutic effects of osthole on RCC remain unclear. In our study, osthole could suppress the proliferation and colony formation of two RCC cell lines, ACHN and 786-O cells, in a dose-dependent manner. Treatment with osthole resulted in a significant, dose-dependent increase in the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (cleaved caspase-3 and Bax) and decreased expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (Bcl-2 and survivin), which were consistent with evidence of apoptotic nuclear morphology revealed by DAPI staining...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810065/olodaterol-shows-anti-fibrotic-efficacy-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
#7
Franziska Elena Herrmann, Lutz Wollin, Johannes Wirth, Florian Gantner, Bärbel Lämmle, Eva Wex
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal respiratory disease characterized by excessive fibroblast activation ultimately leading to scarring of the lungs. Although, the activation of β2 -adrenergic receptors (β2 -AR) has been shown to inhibit pro-fibrotic events primarily in cell lines, the role of β2 -AR agonism has not yet been fully characterized. The aim of our study was to explore the anti-fibrotic activity of the long-acting β2 -AR-agonist olodaterol in primary human lung fibroblasts, and in murine models of pulmonary fibrosis...
August 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806983/profiling-of-metalloprotease-activities-in-cerebrospinal-fluids-of-patients-with-neoplastic-meningitis
#8
Catharina Conrad, Kristina Dorzweiler, Miles A Miller, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Herwig Strik, Jörg W Bartsch
BACKGROUND: Neoplastic invasion into leptomeninges and subarachnoid space, resulting in neoplastic meningitis (NM) is a fatal complication of advanced solid and hematological neoplasms. Identification of malignant involvement of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) early in the disease course has crucial prognostic and therapeutic implications, but remains challenging. As indicators of extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and breakdown of the blood-brain-barrier, Matrix Metalloproteases (MMPs) and A Disintegrin and Metalloproteases (ADAMs) are potential analytes for cerebral pathophysiology and metastatic dissemination of tumor cells into the CSF...
August 14, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806534/knockdown-of-snail-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-human-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hep-2-cells-through-vdr-signaling-pathway
#9
Xue Zhao, Dan Yu, Jingpu Yang, Kai Xue, Yan Liu, Chunshun Jin
It has been well-documented that Snail plays a decisive role in various tumors. However, the direct effect of Snail on laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) has not been elaborated. In this study, we firstly detected the expression of Snail in 14 samples of patients with LSCC and found that its content was high in cancer tissues compared with adjacent tissues. Then we established LSCC Hep-2 cells with Snail silencing and validated the knockdown efficiency by western blotting and real-time PCR. Results showed that silencing of Snail significantly inhibited the ability of adhesion, migration, and invasion of Hep-2 cells...
August 14, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805677/endocytosis-of-albumin-induces-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-by-activating-the-erk-signaling-pathway-in-renal-tubule-epithelial-cells
#10
Xiaoming Chen, Alyssa Cobbs, Jasmine George, Ashmeer Chima, Fidele Tuyishime, Xueying Zhao
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is dysregulated in chronic kidney diseases including diabetic nephropathy. This study was performed to examine the expression of MMP-9 in renal tubule epithelial cells (TECs) under diabetic conditions and its regulatory mechanisms. We characterized MMP-9 protein in diabetic animals and primary cultured rat TECs exposed to exogenous albumin and high glucose. We also used specific inhibitors to determine if internalization of albumin and/or extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) phosphorylation were required for MMP-9 secretion...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805547/the-association-between-methylation-levels-of-targeted-genes-and-albuminuria-in-patients-with-early-diabetic-kidney-disease
#11
Ozgur Aldemir, Faruk Turgut, Cumali Gokce
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of diabetes and its complications are greatly increasing world-wide. Diabeticnephropathy (DN) is the main cause of end-stage renal disease and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is important to predict patients with high risk for DN in the early stage. We selected the genes which have an important role on diabetic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the association between DNA methylation levels of targeted genes and albuminuria in patients with early DN...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805195/-the-plasma-levels-and-diagnostic-utility-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-ca-125-in-cervical-cancer-patients
#12
Emilia Lubowicka, Ewa Gacuta, Monika Zajkowska, Edyta Katarzyna Głażewska, Andrzej Przylipiak, Lech Chrostek, Monika Zbucka-Krętowska, Sławomir Ławicki
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of proteolytic enzymes, involved in the degradation of extracellular matrix components. The physiological function of MMP-9 is associated with regulation of immune processes, embryogenesis, reproduction and wound healing. MMP-9 also plays a critical role in tumor invasion, degrading the basement membrane, what is observed in different types of cancers: breast, gastrointestinal, and gynecological. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the plasma levels and diagnostic utility of MMP-9 and CA 125 in cervical cancer patients...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804538/exendin-4-assisted-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-protects-renal-function-against-co-existing-acute-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-severe-sepsis-syndrome-in-rat
#13
Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Pei-Lin Shao, Yung-Lung Chen, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Yi-Ling Chen, Tien-Hung Huang, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
This study tested the hypothesis that combined therapy with exendin-4 (Ex4) and autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) was superior to either alone for protecting renal function against acute kidney ischemia-reperfusion (IR; 40-min ischemia/27-h reperfusion) injury when complicated by sepsis syndrome (SS; by cecal-ligation-puncture). Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=40) were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (IR-SS), group 3 (IR-SS + Ex4, 10 μg/kg subcutaneously 30 min after reperfusion and daily for 3 days), group 4 [IR-SS + ADMSC (1...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800785/mir-26b-mimic-inhibits-glioma-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-suppressing-cox-2-expression
#14
Zheng-Gang Chen, Chuan-Yi Zheng, Wang-Qing Cai, Da-Wei Li, Fu-Yue Ye, Jian Zhou, Ran Wu, Kun Yang
Glioma is the most common malignant tumor of the nervous system. Studies have shown the microRNA (miR)-26b/cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 axis in the development and progression in many tumor cells. Our study aims to investigate the effect and mechanism of miR-26b/COX-2 axis in glioma. Decreased expression of miR-26b with increased level of COX-2 was found in glioma tissues compared with matched normal tissues. A strong negative correlation was observed between the level of miR-26b and COX-2 in 30 glioma tissues. The miR-26b was then overexpressed by transfecting miR-26b mimic into U-373 cells...
August 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799743/reducing-interstitial-fluid-pressure-ifp-and-inhibiting-pulmonary-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-gelatin-modified-cationic-lipid-nanoparticles
#15
Xuan Gao, Jun Zhang, Zun Huang, Tiantian Zuo, Qing Lu, Guangyu Wu, Qi Shen
Interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) in tumor is much higher than that in normal tissue and it constitutes a great obstacle for the delivery of anti-tumor drugs, which makes it a potential target for cancer therapy. In this study, cationic nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) were modified by gelatin with low molecular weight in order to achieve the desirable reduction of tumor IFP and improve the drug delivery as well as the chemotherapy on tumor proliferation and pulmonary metastasis. The nanoparticles were used to entrap three drugs - docetaxel (DTX), quercetin (Qu) and imatinib (IMA) - with high encapsulation efficiency of 89...
August 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798935/altered-maternal-serum-matrix-metalloproteinases-mmp-2-mmp-3-mmp-9-and-mmp-13-in-severe-early-and-late-onset-preeclampsia
#16
Marzena Laskowska
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether maternal serum matrix metalloproteinases 2, 3, 9, and 13 levels differ in early- and late-onset preeclampsia and uncomplicated pregnancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was carried out in 125 pregnant women (29 with early-onset preeclampsia; 31 preeclamptic patients with late-onset preeclampsia; and 65 healthy pregnant controls). Levels of MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-9, and MMP-13 were measured in the maternal serum using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797776/increase-in-seizure-susceptibility-in-sepsis-like-condition-explained-by-spiking-cytokines-and-altered-adhesion-molecules-level-with-impaired-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-experimental-model-of-rats-treated-with-lipopolysaccharides
#17
Rakesh K Sewal, Manish Modi, Uma Nahar Saikia, Amitava Chakrabarti, Bikash Medhi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. Sepsis is a condition which initiates a cascade of a surge of inflammatory mediators. Interplay between seizures and inflammation other than of brain origin is yet to be explored. The present study was designed to evaluate the seizure susceptibility in experimental models of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced sepsis. DESIGN AND METHODS: Experimental sepsis was induced using lipopolysaccharides in Wistar rats...
June 15, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797724/the-effect-of-newly-synthesized-progesterone-derivatives-on-apoptotic-and-angiogenic-pathway-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Shaymaa M M Yahya, Abdou O Abdelhamid, Mervat M Abd-Elhalim, Ghada H Elsayed, Emad F Eskander
Due to its high potency and selectivity, anticancer agents consisting of combined molecules have gained great interests. The current study introduces newly synthesized progesterone derivatives of promising anticancer effect. Moreover, the pro-apoptotic and anti-angiogenic effects of these compounds were studied extensively. Several thiazole, pyridine, pyrazole, thiazolopyridine and pyrazolopyridine progesterone derivatives were synthesized. The structure of the novel progesterone derivatives was elucidated and confirmed using the analytical and spectral data...
August 8, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796783/myd88-contribution-to-ocular-surface-homeostasis
#19
Rose Y Reins, Justin Courson, Carolina Lema, Rachel L Redfern
The cornea must maintain homeostasis, enabling rapid response to injury and microbial insult, to protect the eye from insult and infection. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are critical to this innate immune response through the recognition and response to pathogens. Myeloid differentiation primary response (MyD88) is a key signaling molecule necessary for Toll-like receptor (TLR) and interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R)-mediated immune defense and has been shown to be necessary for corneal defense during infection. Here, we examined the intrinsic role of TLR signaling in ocular surface tissues by determining baseline levels of inflammatory mediators, the response to mechanical stimuli, and corneal infection in MyD88-deficient mice (MyD88-/-)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795388/brucine-suppresses-breast-cancer-metastasis-via-inhibiting-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-matrix-metalloproteinases-expressions
#20
Miao Li, Ping Li, Mei Zhang, Feng Ma
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of brucine on the migration, invasion, adhesion and expressions of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the highly metastatic breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231 and Hs578-T. METHODS: MDA-MB-231 and Hs578-T cells were divided to 4 groups: the control group (0.1% DMSO), and 25, 50 and 100 μmol/L brucine groups. The cell viability was determined using a CellTiter-Glo® luminescent cell viability...
August 9, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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