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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245072/phloretin-attenuates-mucus-hypersecretion-and-airway-inflammation-induced-by-cigarette-smoke
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Hao Wang, Ting Yang, Tao Wang, Nanya Hao, Yongchun Shen, Yanqiu Wu, Zhicheng Yuan, Lei Chen, Fuqiang Wen
BACKGROUNDS: Cigarette smoke (CS)-induced airway mucus hypersecretion and inflammation are the prominent features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As an anti-inflammatory flavonoid, phloretin was found to be involved in various inflammatory disorders such as sepsis. In this study, the effects of phloretin on CS-induced airway mucin secretion and inflammation were investigated in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: Phloretin dissolved in 1% DMSO was daily injected intraperitoneally to mice, which were then exposed to CS for four weeks...
December 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245047/polyriboinosinic-polyribocytidylic-acid-facilitates-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-8-secretion-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-via-the-jak-stat3-and-p38-mapk-signal-transduction-pathways
#2
Zhang Ying Zhu, Cong Zhuo Jia, Jian Min Luo, Li Wang
Polyriboinosinic-polyribocytidylic acid (polyI:C) is a viral dsRNA analoguethat promotes wounds healing, accelerates re-epithelialization, granulation and neovascularization, and induces pro-inflammatory cytokine release. Little is known about polyI:C mediated induction of inflammatory mediators in human dermal fibroblast (HDFs), which form the primary scaffold for epithelial cells covering the wound. Here, we found that polyI:C enhances IL-6 and IL-8 mRNA expression and induces of IL-6 and IL-8 production in a concentration-dependent and time-dependent manner in HDFs...
December 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244196/iron-overload-induces-g1-phase-arrest-and-autophagy-in-murine-preosteoblast-cells
#3
Wan-Jing Cen, Yi Feng, Shu-Shu Li, Wei-Liang Huang, Tao Zhang, Wu Zhang, Wei-Dong Kong, Jian-Wei Jiang
This study aimed to investigate the cell cycle arrest and autophagy induced by iron overload inMC3T3-E1 cells. MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured in different concentrations of ferric ammonium citrate (FAC), and Perls' Prussian blue reaction was used to detect the iron levels of the cells. CCK-8 assays were used to detect the growth of MC3T3-E1. The level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) within cells was investigated with DCFH-DA. PI staining was used to analyze the cell cycle distribution of MC3T3-E1 cells. Finally, the expression levels of cell cycle related proteins, autophagy related proteins, AKT, p38 MAPK, Stat3 and their downstream proteins were detected with western blot assays...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243822/nrf2-promotes-oesophageal-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-metabolic-reprogramming-and-detoxification-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#4
Yuki Kitano, Yoshifumi Baba, Shigeki Nakagawa, Keisuke Miyake, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Masayuki Watanabe, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Hideo Baba
Cancer cells consume a large amount of energy and maintain high levels of anabolism to promote cell proliferation via metabolic reprogramming. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2; NFE2L2) is a master transcription regulator of stress responses and promotes metabolic reprogramming to support cell proliferation in various types of cancer. As oesophageal cancer is one of the most aggressive gastrointestinal cancers, we aimed to clarify the effect of Nrf2 on metabolic reprogramming in oesophageal cancer...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243310/coriolus-versicolor-aqueous-extract-ameliorates-insulin-resistance-with-pi3k-akt-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways-involved-in-diabetic-skeletal-muscle
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Hui-Min Xian, Hui Che, Ying Qin, Fan Yang, Song-Yan Meng, Xiao-Guang Li, Yun-Long Bai, Li-Hong Wang
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are usually with poor immunity and easier to suffer from cancer and microbial infections. Herein, we report an efficient anti-diabetic medicinal mushroom, Coriolus versicolor (CV). This study aimed to investigate the anti-diabetic and anti-insulin-resistance effects of CV aqueous extract in myoblasts (L6 cells) and skeletal muscle of T2DM rat. Our results showed that CV extract treatment significantly reduced blood glucose levels of T2DM rats, whereas CV extract increased glucose consumption in insulin resistant L6 cells...
December 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243061/neuroprotective-effect-of-curcumin-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-via-mediating-autophagy-and-inflammation
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Lifa Huang, Chengwei Chen, Xin Zhang, Xu Li, Zupeng Chen, Chao Yang, Xiaolong Liang, Guochong Zhu, Zhen Xu
Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound extracted from Curcuma longa, has drawn attention for its effective bioactivities against ischemia-induced injury. This study aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of curcumin and investigate the underlying mechanism that mediates autophagy and inflammation in an animal model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats. Curcumin was delivered to Sprague Dawley male rats at a dose of 200 mg/kg curcumin by intraperitoneal injection 30 min after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242170/a-shift-in-the-il-6-stat3-signalling-pathway-imbalance-towards-the-shp2-pathway-in-severe-asthma-results-in-reduced-proliferation-process
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Ikhlass Haj Salem, Sophie Plante, Abdelilah S Gounni, Mahmoud Rouabhia, Jamila Chakir
BACKGROUND: Bronchial fibroblasts are the main structural cells responsible for extracellular matrix production and turnover in lung tissue. They play a key role in airway remodelling in asthma through different cytokines including interleukin (IL-6). OBJECTIVE: To decipher IL-6 signalling in bronchial fibroblasts obtained from severe eosinophilic asthmatics compared to mild asthmatics and healthy controls. METHODS: Human bronchial fibroblasts were isolated from bronchial biopsies of mild and severe eosinophilic asthmatics and non-atopic healthy controls...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242167/membrane-initiated-nuclear-trafficking-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-hypothalamic-neurons
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Jennifer R Rainville, Grant L Weiss, Nathan Evanson, James P Herman, Nandini Vasudevan, Jeffrey G Tasker
Glucocorticoid binding to the intracellular glucocorticoid receptor (GR) stimulates the translocation of the GR from the cytosol to the nucleus, which leads to the transactivation or transrepression of gene transcription. However, multiple lines of evidence suggest that glucocorticoid signaling can also be initiated from the plasma membrane. Here, we provide evidence for membrane-initiated glucocorticoid signaling by a membrane-impermeant dexamethasone-bovine serum albumin (Dex-BSA) conjugate, which induced GR nuclear trafficking in hypothalamic neurons in vitro and in vivo...
December 11, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241180/high-mobility-group-box1-inhibitor-glycyrrhizic-acid-attenuates-kidney-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Hong Zhang, Ru Zhang, Juan Chen, Min Shi, Wei Li, Xiangcheng Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is an important mediator of the inflammatory response. It has been implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, atherosclerosis, and obesity. However, the effects of HMGB1 on diabetic nephropathy remain unclear. Here, we investigated the potential roles and mechanisms of an HMGB1 inhibitor, glycyrrhizic acid (GA), in renal injury with the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced rat model. METHODS: The diabetic rat was generated by intraperitoneal injection of STZ and then treated with the HMGB1 inhibitor GA or saline for 8 weeks...
November 15, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241070/protocatechuic-acid-ameliorates-high-glucose-induced-extracellular-matrix-accumulation-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Yali Ma, Fang Chen, Suxia Yang, Baoping Chen, Jun Shi
Protocatechuic acid (PCA), a phenolic compound of anthocyanins, was reported to possess various pharmacologic properties, including anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis, anti-diabetic and anti-tumor activities. However, the role of PCA in diabetic nephropathy remains elusive. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of PCA on extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation in high glucose (HG)-induced human mesangial cells (MCs) and explore the possible mechanism. Our results demonstrated that PCA obviously inhibited HG-induced proliferation of MCs in a dose-dependent manner...
December 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239335/saponins-from-panax-japonicus-attenuate-age-related-neuroinflammation-via-regulation-of-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-signaling-pathways
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Li-Li Deng, Ding Yuan, Zhi-Yong Zhou, Jing-Zhi Wan, Chang-Cheng Zhang, Chao-Qi Liu, Yao-Yan Dun, Hai-Xia Zhao, Bo Zhao, Yuan-Jian Yang, Ting Wang
Neuroinflammation is recognized as an important pathogenic factor for aging and related cognitive disorders. Mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor kappa B signaling pathways may mediate neuroinflammation. Saponins from Panax japonicus are the most abundant and bioactive members in rhizomes of Panax japonicus, and show anti-inflammatory activity. However, it is not known whether saponin from Panax japonicus has an anti-inflammatory effect in the aging brain, and likewise its underlying mechanisms...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239233/in-vitro-metabolism-study-of-a-novel-p38-kinase-inhibitor-in-silico-predictions-structure-elucidation-using-ms-ms-i
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Hanaa Ma Hashem, Marianne A Mahrouse
AIM: Metabolism study of PH-797804, a promising newly developed drug for treatment of chronic inflammation which inhibits P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. MATERIALS & METHODS: Susceptibility of PH-797804 to metabolism was first investigated using SMARTCyp and Xenosite web servers. Molecular docking of the drug into CYP3A4 crystal structures evaluated binding interactions with active site. The predicted results were confirmed by in vitro incubation with rat S9 fraction...
December 14, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238002/yin-yang-regulating-effects-of-cancer-associated-genes-proteins-and-cells-an-ancient-chinese-concept-in-vogue-in-modern-cancer-research
#13
Shuyong Wei
Great achievements have been made in human cancer research, but most of this research is focused on conditions at the microscopic rather than the systemic level. Recent studies have increasingly cited the ancient Chinese theory of yin-yang in an effort to expand beyond the microscopic level. Various cancer-associated genes and proteins such as mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), p38, p53, c-Myc, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, NF-κB, Cyclin D1, and cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) and cells such as T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, and fibroblasts have been reported to regulate various types of cancers in a yin-yang manner...
December 14, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237470/gimatecan-exerts-potent-antitumor-activity-against-gastric-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-via-akt-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
#14
Zuhua Chen, Zhentao Liu, Wenwen Huang, Zhongwu Li, Jianling Zou, Jingyuan Wang, Xiaoting Lin, Beifang Li, Dongshao Chen, Yanting Hu, Jiafu Ji, Jing Gao, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: We investigated antitumor activity and underlying mechanisms of DNA topoisomerase I (TopI) inhibitor gimatecan and irinotecan in gastric cancer (GC) in vitro cell lines and in vivo patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models. METHODS: GC cell lines SNU-1, HGC27, MGC803 and NCI-N87 were used to evaluate cell viability and apoptosis after gimatecan or irinotecan treatment, using a cell proliferation assay and flow cytometry, respectively. DNA TopI expression and critical molecules of PI3K/AKT, MAPK and apoptosis signaling pathways were analyzed with western blot...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237430/antitumor-effect-of-quercetin-on-y79-retinoblastoma-cells-via-activation-of-jnk-and-p38-mapk-pathways
#15
Haojie Liu, Ming Zhou
BACKGROUND: Quercetin (QCT) is a flavonol present in many vegetables, it is proved to show chemo preventive effect against lung, cervical, prostate, breast and colon cancer due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant property. Looking into the reported chemo-preventive effect we speculated antitumor activity in retinoblastoma (RB) Y79 cells, we also studied the molecular mechanism for antitumor activity. METHODS: The effect of QCT on Y79 cell viability count was done by cell counting kit, cell cycle distribution, apoptosis studies and mitochondrial membrane potential was evaluated by flow cytometry...
December 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236328/mirnalet-7a-mediates-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cell-invasion-migration-by-inducing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-ccr7-mapk-pathway
#16
Tang Guanlin, Du Ruoyang, Tang Zhaobing, Kuang Youlin
Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies in older men. Recent evidence has demonstrated microRNA (miRNA) Let-7a expression decreased in prostate cancer, while the expression of C-C chemokine receptor type 7 (CCR7) increased. In this study, we investigated whether CCR7 overexpression was associated with a decrease in the expression of miRNA let-7a in invasion and metastasis of prostate cancer cell. Methods Synthetic let-7a mimics and let-7a inhibitors were transfected into prostate cancer PC-3 cells repectively...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236068/in-silico-screening-and-in-vitro-activity-measurement-of-javamide-analogues-as-potential-p38-mapk-inhibitors
#17
Jae B Park
p38 Mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) is a protein kinase critically involved in the progress of inflammation/stress-associated diseases. Our data suggested that javamide analogues may contain strong anti-inflammation activities, but there is little information about their effects on p38 MAPK. Therefore, in this paper, the effects of thirty javamide analogues on p38 MAPK were investigated using in silico screening and in vitro p38 MAPK assay methods. The javamide analogues were synthesized and their chemical structures were confirmed using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235416/skeletal-muscle-cell-contraction-reduces-a-novel-myokine-chemokine-c-x-c-motif-ligand-10-cxcl10-potential-roles-in-exercise-regulated-angiogenesis
#18
Yuri Ishiuchi, Hitoshi Sato, Kazuki Tsujimura, Hideo Kawaguchi, Takashi Matsuwaki, Keitaro Yamanouchi, Masugi Nishihara, Taku Nedachi
Accumulating evidence indicates that skeletal muscle secrets proteins referred to as myokines and that exercise contributes to their regulation. In this study, we propose that chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10 (CXCL10) functions as a novel myokine. Initially, we stimulated differentiated C2C12 myotubes with or without electrical pulse stimulation (EPS) to identify novel myokines. Cytokine array analysis revealed that CXCL10 secretion was significantly reduced by EPS, which was further confirmed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
December 13, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235249/anticancer-effects-of-resveratrol-in-canine-hemangiosarcoma-cell-lines
#19
A Carlson, K S Alderete, M K O Grant, D M Seelig, L C Sharkey, B N M Zordoky
Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a highly malignant tumour with aggressive biological behaviour. HSAs are more common in dogs than other domestic animals. The median survival time of dogs with HSA remains short, even with chemotherapy and surgery. Therefore, there is a critical need to improve the adjuvant chemotherapeutic regimens to improve clinical outcomes in dogs with HSA. Resveratrol has been shown to possess strong anti-proliferative and/or pro-apoptotic properties in human cancer cell lines. Nevertheless, the potential anticancer effects of resveratrol have not been reported in canine HSAs...
December 13, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235191/the-effect-of-cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-on-uva-induced-damage-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#20
Shi Wu, Yunfeng Hu, Zhen Li, Weibin Bai, Jiayi Zhao, Cuiqin Huang, Qin Li, Chongzhu Fan, Liehua Deng, Daxiang Lu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ultraviolet-A (UVA) radiation can induce photoaging and skin cancer, but means to prevent or treat UVA-induced skin damage require further study. We investigated the effects of cyanidin-3-o-glucoside (C3G), a monomer of anthocyanin, on UVA-induced damage in primary human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), and we identify possible mechanisms underlying the protective effects of this compound. METHODS: Primary HDFs were pretreated with 80 μM C3G for 2 h and UVA irradiated at 12 J/cm2 ...
December 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
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