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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329851/short-tslp-attenuates-toluene-diisocyanate-tdi-induced-airway-inflammation-and-inhibits-hmgb1-rage-and-long-tslp-expression
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Yanhong Wang, Yanqing Le, Wenqu Zhao, Yun Lin, Yue Wu, Changhui Yu, Jing Xiong, Fei Zou, Hangming Dong, Shaoxi Cai, Haijin Zhao
Short thymic stromal lymphopoietin (short TSLP), one of TSLP variants, exerts anti-inflammatory activities in endotoxin shock and colitis mouse models. Our latest work reported that short TSLP prevented house dust mite (HDM)-induced epithelial barrier disruption. Yet the role of short TSLP in toluene diisocyanate (TDI)-induced asthma is unknown. Male BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with TDI to generate a chemical-induced asthma model. Synthetic short TSLP peptides were given intranasally (i.n.) or intraperitoneally (i...
February 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329830/secondhand-smoke-prevalent-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-binary-mixture-induced-specific-mitogenic-and-pro-inflammatory-cell-signaling-events-in-lung-epithelial-cells
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Ross S Osgood, Brad L Upham, Pierre R Bushel, Kalpana Velmurugan, Ka-Na Xiong, Alison K Bauer
Low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (LMW PAHs; < 206.3 g/mol) are prevalent and ubiquitous environmental contaminants, presenting a human health concern, and have not been as thoroughly studied as the high MW PAHs. LMW PAHs exert their pulmonary effects, in part, through P38-dependent and -independent mechanisms involving cell-cell communication and the production of pro-inflammatory mediators known to contribute to lung disease. Specifically, we determined the effects of two representative LMW PAHs, 1-methylanthracene (1-MeA) and fluoranthene (Flthn), individually and as a binary PAH mixture on the dysregulation of gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) and connexin 43 (Cx43), activation of mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPK), and induction of inflammatory mediators in a mouse non-tumorigenic alveolar type II cell line (C10)...
January 30, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328092/neferine-enhances-the-antitumor-effect-of-mitomycin-c-in-hela-cells-through-the-activation-of-p38-mapk-pathway
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Wassim Eid, Wafaa Abdel-Rehim
Current treatment options for patients with cervical cancer are far from desirable, with cervical cancer remaining to be one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths; this highlights the need to formulate strategies that enhance the efficacy of available therapies. Mitomycin C (MMC) possesses antitumor effect in different cancers. However, the efficacy of MMC depends on other drugs in the combinational therapy and is often hampered by side-effects. Neferine, a natural alkaloid, exhibits antitumor effects in various cancers...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327651/inhibition-of-cathepsin-s-confers-sensitivity-to-methyl-protodioscin-in-oral-cancer-cells-via-activation-of-p38-mapk-jnk-signaling-pathways
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Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chiao-Wen Lin, Mu-Kuan Chen, Su-Yu Chien, Yu-Sheng Lo, Yi-Ching Chuang, Yi-Ting Hsi, Chia-Chieh Lin, Jui-Chieh Chen, Shun-Fa Yang
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Approximately 90% of oral cancers are subtyped to oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Despite advances in diagnostic techniques and improvement in treatment modalities, the prognosis remains poor. Therefore, an effective chemotherapy mechanism that enhances tumor sensitivity to chemotherapeutics is urgently needed. Methyl protodioscin (MP) is a furostanol bisglycoside with a wide range of beneficial effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325837/threonine-eliminylation-by-bacterial-phosphothreonine-lyases-rapidly-causes-crosslinking-of-mapk-in-live-cells
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Benoit M Meijer, Suk Min Jang, Ida C Guerrera, Cerina Chhuon, Joanna Lipecka, Caroline Reisacher, Françoise Baleux, Philippe Sansonetti, Christian Muchardt, Laurence Arbibe
Old long-lived proteins contain dehydroalanine (Dha) and dehydrobutyrine (Dhb), two amino acids engendered by dehydration of serines and threonines respectively. While these residues have a suspected role in protein crosslink and aggregation, their direct implication has yet to be determined. Here, we have taken advantage of the ability of the enteropathogen Shigella to convert the phosphothreonine residue of the pT-X-pY consensus sequence of ERK and p38 into Dhb, and followed the impact of dehydration on the fate of the two MAPKs...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324027/follistatin-targets-distinct-pathways-to-promote-brown-adipocyte-characteristics-in-brown-and-white-adipose-tissues
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Rajan Singh, Melissa Braga, Srinivasa T Reddy, Se-Jin Lee, Meher Parveen, Victor Grijalva, Laurent Vergnes, Shehla Pervin
We previously demonstrated that Fst expression is highest in brown adipose tissue (BAT) and skeletal muscle, but is also present at substantial levels in epididymal (Epi) and subcutaneous (SC) white adipose tissues (WAT). Fst promotes mouse brown preadipocyte differentiation and promotes browning during differentiation of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). Fst-transgenic (Fst-Tg) mouse show significant increase in circulating Fst levels and increased brown adipose mass. BAT of Fst-Tg mice had increased expression of brown adipose-associated markers including uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1), PRDM16, PGC-1α and Glut4...
January 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323898/perfluorocarbon-reduces-cell-damage-from-blast-injury-by-inhibiting-signal-paths-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-and-bcl-2-bax-signaling-pathway-in-a549-cells
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Zhaorui Zhang, Zhixin Liang, Huaidong Li, Chunsun Li, Zhen Yang, Yanqin Li, Danyang She, Lu Cao, Wenjie Wang, Changlin Liu, Liangan Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Blast lung injury is a common type of blast injury and has very high mortality. Therefore, research to identify medical therapies for blast injury is important. Perfluorocarbon (PFC) is used to improve gas exchange in diseased lungs and has anti-inflammatory functions in vitro and in vivo. The aim of this study was to determine whether PFC reduces damage to A549 cells caused by blast injury and to elucidate its possible mechanisms of action. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A549 alveolar epithelial cells exposed to blast waves were treated with and without PFC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323520/anti-proliferation-effect-of-guanosine-on-hct-116-cells-involves-mapk-and-ampk-pathways
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Wuen Yew Teoh, Norhanom Abdul Wahab, Kae Shin Sim
This study aims to investigate the mechanisms associated with the anti-proliferation effect of guanosine on human colon carcinoma HCT 116 cells. In this study, guanosine induced more drastic cell cycle arrest effect than cell death effect on HCT 116 cells. The cell cycle arrest effect of guanosine on HCT 116 cells appeared to be associated with the increased activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) such as ERK1/2, p38 and JNK. The decreased of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation and cyclin D1 expression was also involved...
March 21, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322778/down-regulation-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-and-mapk-through-estrogen-receptor-mediated-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-breast-cancer-induced-by-gold-nanoparticle-tagged-toxin-protein-nkct1
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Tanmoy Bhowmik, Antony Gomes
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether gold nanoparticles conjugated cytotoxic protein NKCT1 (GNP-NKCT1) acted through the estrogen receptor mediated pathway in MCF-7 cells and to establish the MAPK and PI3k/Akt signal transduction pathway. METHODS: Apoptosis was done by flow cytometry. BrdU incorporation and nuclear proliferating antigen was measured by flow cytometry. Wound healing assay along with matrigel chamber invasion and migration was done...
March 17, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322749/cannabinoid-receptor-1-contributes-to-sprouted-innervation-in-endometrial-ectopic-growth-through-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-activation
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Hongxiu Han, Xizi Liang, Juan Wang, Qianqian Zhao, Mei Yang, Weifang Rong, Guohua Zhang
The endocannabinoid system regulates neurite outgrowth and neurogenesis during development of the central nervous system. Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) is expressed in neurons, including the somata and fibers, that innervate the endometrial ectopic cyst in rats. Here, we investigated the contribution of CB1R and its downstream signaling to the innervation of endometrial ectopic growth. We found that intrathecal injection of a CB1R agonist enhanced both the density of protein gene product (PGP) 9.5-immunoreactive sprouted nerve fibers and the protein level of PGP 9...
March 17, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322382/regulation-of-raw-264-7-cell-mediated-immunity-by-polysaccharides-from-agaricus-blazei-murill-via-the-mapk-signal-transduction-pathway
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Feier Cheng, Xiaoyan Yan, Miaoqing Zhang, Mingchang Chang, Shaojun Yun, Junlong Meng, Jingyu Liu, Cui-Ping Feng
Agaricus blazei Murill (ABM) is a common anticancer folk remedy. Its active ingredients, i.e., polysaccharides, have been isolated and exhibit indirect tumor-suppressing activity via immunological activation. The effects of polysaccharides derived from A. blazei Murill (ABMP) on RAW 264.7 cells were examined by western blotting and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The effects of 500, 1000, and 2000 μg mL(-1) ABMP on the growth of RAW 264.7 cells were evaluated by measuring the OD490 value; the optimum concentration was found to be 1000 μg mL(-1)...
March 21, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320610/carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-401-suppresses-polymorphonuclear-leukocyte-migratory-potential-by-modulating-f-actin-dynamics
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Ken Inoue, Eric K Patterson, Alfredo Capretta, Abdel R Lawendy, Douglas D Fraser, Gediminas Cepinskas
Carbon monoxide-releasing molecules (CORMs) suppress inflammation by reducing polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) recruitment to the affected organs. We investigated modulation of PMN-endothelial cell adhesive interactions by water-soluble CORM-401 using an experimental model of endotoxemia in vitro. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells grown on laminar-flow perfusion channels were stimulated with 1 μg/mL lipopolysaccharide for 6 hours and perfused with 100 μmol/L CORM-401 (or inactive compound iCORM-401)-pretreated PMN for 5 minutes in the presence of 1...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317735/l-carnitine-ameliorates-the-oxidative-stress-response-to-angiotensin-ii-by-modulating-nadph-oxidase-through-a-reduction-in-protein-kinase-c-activity-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-translocation-to-the-nucleus
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Antonio J Blanca, María V Ruiz-Armenta, Sonia Zambrano, José L Miguel-Carrasco, Francisco M González-Roncero, Ana Fortuño, Elisa Revilla, Alfonso Mate, Carmen M Vázquez
l-Carnitine (LC) exerts beneficial effects in arterial hypertension due, in part, to its antioxidant capacity. We investigated the signalling pathways involved in the effect of LC on angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced NADPH oxidase activation in NRK-52E cells. Ang II increased the generation of superoxide anion from NADPH oxidase, as well as the amount of hydrogen peroxide and nitrotyrosine. Co-incubation with LC managed to prevent these alterations and also reverted the changes in NADPH oxidase expression triggered by Ang II...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316375/torilin-inhibits-inflammation-by-limiting-tak1-mediated-map-kinase-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Mehari Endale, Tae-Hwan Kim, Yi-Seong Kwak, Na-Mi Kim, Seung-Hyung Kim, Jae Youl Cho, Bong-Sik Yun, Man-Hee Rhee
Torilin, a sesquiterpene isolated from the fruits of Torilis japonica, has shown antimicrobial, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, data on the mechanism of torilin action against inflammation is limited. This study aimed at determining the anti-inflammatory property of torilin in LPS-induced inflammation using in vitro model of inflammation. We examined torilin's effect on expression levels of inflammatory mediators and cytokines in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. The involvement of NF-kB and AP-1, MAP kinases, and adaptor proteins were assessed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314481/benzophenones-and-xanthone-derivatives-from-garcinia-schomburgkiana-induced-p-glycoprotein-overexpression-in-human-colorectal-caco-2-cells-via-oxidative-stress-mediated-mechanisms
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Cherdsak Boonyong, Chutichot Pattamadilok, Rutt Suttisri, Suree Jianmongkol
BACKGROUND: Up-regulation of P-gp is an adaptive survival mechanism of cancer cells from chemotherapy. Three new phytochemicals including two benzophenones, guttiferone K (GK) and oblongifolin C (OC), and a xanthone, isojacaruebin (ISO), are potential anti-cancer agents. However, the capability of these compounds to increase multidrug-resistance (MDR) through P-gp up-regulation in cancer cells has not been reported. PURPOSE: This study was to investigate the effects of GK, OC and ISO on P-gp up-regulation in colorectal adenocarcinoma cells (Caco-2 cells)...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314430/calf-spleen-extractive-injection-csei-a-small-peptides-enriched-extraction-induces-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis-via-ros-mapks-dependent-mitochondrial-pathway
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Dongxu Jia, Wenqian Lu, Xinrui Zhang, Guangsheng Cai, Lirong Teng, Xinyu Wang, Minghai Zhang, Yan Zeng, Chunhua Liang, Di Wang
Calf Spleen Extractive Injection (CSEI), a small peptides enriched extraction, performs immunomodulatory activity on cancer patients suffering from radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The present study aims to investigate the anti-hepatocellular carcinoma effects of CSEI in cells and tumor-xenografted mouse models. In HepG2 and SMMC-7721 cells, CSEI reduced cell viability, enhanced apoptosis rate, caused reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, inhibited migration ability, and induced caspases cascade and mitochondrial membrane potential dissipation...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302174/feedback-inhibition-of-creb-signaling-by-p38-mapk-contributes-to-the-negative-regulation-of-steroidogenesis
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Jiaxin Li, Qian Zhou, Zhuang Ma, Meina Wang, Wen-Jun Shen, Salman Azhar, Zhigang Guo, Zhigang Hu
BACKGROUND: Steroidogenesis is a complex, multi-steps biological process in which, cholesterol precursor is converted to steroids in a tissue specific and tropic hormone dependent manner. Given that steroidogenesis is achieved by coordinated functioning of multiple tissue specific enzymes, many steroids intermediates/metabolites are generated during this process. Both the steroid products as well as major lipoprotein cholesterol donor, high-density lipoprotein 3 (hHDL3) have the potential to negatively regulate steroidogenesis via increased oxidative stress/reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
March 16, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301919/clostridium-difficile-toxin-a-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-p38mapk-activation-to-exert-cellular-toxicity-in-neuronal-cells
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Peng Zhang, Ji Hong, I Na Yoon, Jin Ku Kang, Jae Sam Hwang, Ho Kim
Clostridium difficile releases two exotoxins, toxin A and toxin B, which disrupt the epithelial cell barrier in the gut to increase mucosal permeability and trigger inflammation with severe diarrhea. Many studies have suggested that enteric nerves are also directly involved in the progression of this toxin-mediated inflammation and diarrhea. C. difficile toxin A is known to enhance neurotransmitter secretion, increase gut motility, and suppress sympathetic neurotransmission in the guinea pig colitis model. Although previous studies have examined the pathophysiological role of enteric nerves in gut inflammation, the direct effect of toxins on neuronal cells and the molecular mechanisms underlying toxin-induced neuronal stress remained to be unveiled...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301149/methyl-protodioscin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells-by-caspase-dependent-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Shun-Cheng Tseng, Tai-Shan Shen, Chia-Chieh Wu, Ing-Lin Chang, Hsin-Yao Chen, Chen-Pu Hsieh, Chun-Hsiang Cheng, Chiu-Liang Chen
Methyl protodioscin (MPD), a furostanol saponin derived from the rhizomes of Dioscorea collettii var. hypoglauca (Dioscoreaceae), has been shown to exhibit a broad bioactivities such as anti-inflammation and anti-tumor activity. Here, we explored the molecular mechanisms by which MPD-induced apoptosis in MG-63 cells. The data shown that MPD significantly suppressed cell growth (cell viabilities: 22.5 ± 1.9 % for 8 μM of MPD versus 100 ± 1.4% for control, p < 0.01) and enhanced cell apoptosis. The exposure of MPD resulted in a significant induction of reactive oxygen species, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, and activation of caspase-9 and caspase-3 (P < 0...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300618/the-novel-and-potent-anti-depressive-action-of-triptolide-and-its-influences-on-hippocampal-neuroinflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-depression-comorbidity-of-chronic-pain
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Xiaofan Hu, Yulin Dong, Xiaohang Jin, Chunkui Zhang, Ting Zhang, Jie Zhao, Juan Shi, Jinlian Li
Chronic pain and depression frequently coexist in clinical setting, and current clinical treatments for this comorbidity have shown limited efficacy. Triptolide (T10), an active component of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., has been demonstrated to exert strong analgesic activities in experimental pain models, but whether it possesses anti-depressive actions remains unknown. Using a depression comorbidity of chronic pain rat model induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL), we investigated the potency of T10 for the treatment of comorbid depression in comparison with a widely used antidepressant, fluoxetine (FLX)...
March 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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