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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718669/fruit-peel-polyphenolic-extract-induced-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-is-associated-with-ros-production-and-modulation-of-p38mapk-erk1-2-and-the-akt-signaling-pathway
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Martin Kello, Lucia Kulikova, Janka Vaskova, Alexandra Nagyova, Jan Mojzis
Polyphenols represent a large group of natural substances with different biological properties. Currently, polyphenols are well studied due to their free radicals' scavenging and antioxidant activities. However, some studies indicate that polyphenols also exhibit pro-oxidant properties. In this study, the possible involvement of the pro-oxidant activities of fruit polyphenols was investigated in relation to apoptosis induction. To determine the type of cell death induced by fruit polyphenols (Flavine; F7), we assessed a series of assays, including measurements of caspase-7 activation, membrane mitochondrial potential changes, reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen species production, lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes activities, and PARP cleavage...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717410/fish-scale-collagen-peptides-protect-against-cocl2-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-cytotoxicity-and-inflammation-via-inhibition-of-ros-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-hacat-cells
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Fazli Subhan, Hae Yeong Kang, Yeseon Lim, Muhammad Ikram, Sun-Yong Baek, Songwan Jin, Young Hun Jeong, Jong Young Kwak, Sik Yoon
Skin diseases associated with inflammation or oxidative stress represent the most common problem in dermatology. The present study demonstrates that fish scale collagen peptides (FSCP) protect against CoCl2-induced cytotoxicity and TNF-α-induced inflammatory responses in human HaCaT keratinocyte cells. Our study is the first to report that FSCP increase cell viability and ameliorate oxidative injury in HaCaT cells through mechanisms mediated by the downregulation of key proinflammatory cytokines, namely, TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-8, and iNOS...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716662/lgtf-effects-of-haemophilus-parasuis-los-induced-inflammation-through-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-signaling-pathways
#3
Ze Zeng, Bin Zhang, Huan He, Xinnuo Chen, Yupeng Ren, Hua Yue, Cheng Tang
The lgtF gene encodes a glucosyltransferase responsible for adding a glucose to the first sugar of heptose I in the synthesis of lipooligosaccharides (LOS). To study the function of lgtF, we constructed an lgtF mutant (ΔlgtF) from Haemophilus parasuis SC096 using a natural transformation system. A highly purified preparation of LOS from ΔlgtF (ΔlgtF-LOS) exhibited an obvious truncation in structure compared to the LOS of the wild-type SC096 strain (WT-LOS). The ΔlgtF-LOS also displayed a significantly reduced ability to induce inflammatory cytokine mRNA expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1α (IL-1α), IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 in porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) in comparison with the WT-LOS...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715131/transcriptome-analysis-suggests-a-role-for-the-differential-expression-of-cerebral-aquaporins-and-the-mapk-signalling-pathway-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Mootaz M Salman, Mariam A Sheilabi, Dev Bhattacharyya, Philip Kitchen, Alex C Conner, Roslyn M Bill, M Nicola Woodroofe, Matthew T Conner, Alessandra P Princivalle
Epilepsies are common disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), affecting up to 2% of the global population. Pharmaco-resistance is a major clinical challenge affecting about 30% of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients. Water homeostasis has been shown crucial for regulation of neuronal excitability. The control of water movement is achieved through a family of small integral membrane channel proteins called aquaporins (AQPs). Despite the fact that changes in water homeostasis occur in sclerotic hippocampi of people with TLE, the expression of AQPs in the epileptic brain is not fully characterised...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713990/inhibition-of-p38mapk-potentiates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-against-myocardial-infarction-injury-in-rats
#5
Zhiling Zhang, Shulan Zhou, Zhiliang Mei, Ming Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in combination with p38 mitogen‑activated protein (MAPK) inhibition against myocardial infarction (MI) injury in rats, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. An MI model was established by ligation of the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery. The rats were divided into four groups: MSC transplantation, p38MAPK inhibitor (SB203580), MSC + SB203580 and model control group. HE staining and a TUNEL assay were performed to evaluate pathological changes and apoptosis...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713949/shikonin-suppresses-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-leukemia-nb4-cells-through-modulation-of-mapks-and-c%C3%A2-myc
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Zhi-Ling Shan, Liang Zhong, Chu-Lan Xiao, Liu-Gen Gan, Ting Xu, Hao Song, Rong Yang, Liu Li, Bei-Zhong Liu
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a special subtype of acute myeloid leukemia that responds to treatment with all‑trans retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide. However, severe side effects and drug resistance limit the effectiveness of these treatments. Hence, new drugs for APL are required urgently. Shikonin, an active naphthoquinone derived from the Chinese medical herb Zi Cao exerts antitumor activity in several cancers. In the present study, the effects of shikonin on proliferation and apoptosis in NB4 cells, as well as related mechanisms were assessed...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713946/ginkgo-biloba-extract-prevents-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-suppresses-the-inflammation%C3%A2-and-apoptosis%C3%A2-regulating-p38-mitogen%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinases-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-b%C3%A2-cell-lymphoma-2-signaling-pathways
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Yanping Li, Ya Zhang, Min Wen, Ju Zhang, Xia Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Jiagang Deng
Ginkgo biloba is a plant known from the Mesozoic and has been regarded as one of the first to be used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The plant extract has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. The Ginkgo biloba leaf contains flavones and diterpenes. In addition, Ginkgo biloba performs certain pharmacologic actions, including antioxidant and anti‑aging activities. The aim of the present study was to examine whether Ginkgo biloba extract prevents acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713822/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-the-function-of-dendritic-cells-by-secreting-galectin-1
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Yue Zhang, Xia-Hui Ge, Xue-Jun Guo, Si-Bin Guan, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen Gu, Wei-Guo Xu
This study aimed to investigate whether bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) can inhibit function of dendritic cells (DCs) by secreting Galectin-1 (Gal-1). BM-MSCs have been shown to inhibit the maturation and function of DCs, further inhibiting the activation and proliferation of T cells. However, the detailed mechanism remains unknown. In this current study, MSCs and DCs derived from mouse bone marrow were cocultured using Transwell culture plates under different in vitro conditions. The results showed that as the ratio of MSC to DC of the coculture system increased and the coculture time of the two cells prolonged, the concentrations of Gal-1, interleukin- (IL-) 10, and IL-12 in the supernatants were increased and the protein expression of Gal-1 on and within DCs was also enhanced...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713776/modulation-of-trehalose-dimycolate-and-immune-system-by-rv0774c-protein-enhanced-the-intracellular-survival-of-mycobacterium-smegmatis-in-human-macrophages-cell-line
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Arbind Kumar, Varinder Saini, Anjani Kumar, Jasbinder Kaur, Jagdeep Kaur
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Rv0774c protein was reported previously to express under stress conditions. Therefore, Rv0774c gene was cloned and expressed in Mycobacterium smegmatis, a surrogate host, to determine its role in bacterial persistence and immune modulation in natural environment. The bacterial colonies expressing Rv0774c (Ms_rv0774c) were larger, smoother, more moist, and flatter than the control ones (Ms_ve). Enhanced survival of Ms_rv0774c after treatment with streptomycin was observed when compared with control...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713491/mulberry-anthocyanin-extract-ameliorates-oxidative-damage-in-hepg2-cells-and-prolongs-the-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-through-mapk-and-nrf2-pathways
#10
Fujie Yan, Yushu Chen, Ramila Azat, Xiaodong Zheng
Mulberry anthocyanins possess many pharmacological effects including liver protection, anti-inflammation, and anticancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether mulberry anthocyanin extract (MAE) exerts beneficial effects against oxidative stress damage in HepG2 cells and Caenorhabditis elegans. In vitro, MAE prevented cytotoxicity, increased glucose consumption and uptake, and eliminated excessive intracellular free radicals in H2O2-induced cells. Moreover, MAE pretreatment maintained Nrf2, HO-1, and p38 MAPK stimulation and abolished upregulation of p-JNK, FOXO1, and PGC-1α that were involved in oxidative stress and insulin signalling modulation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712932/pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-pdtc-inhibits-inflammatory-signaling-via-expression-of-regulator-of-calcineurin-activity-1-rcan1
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Eun Hye Lee, Seon Sook Kim, Su Ryeon Seo
Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) is a thiol compound that elicits anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting NF-κB signaling. In this study, we report that regulator of calcineurin activity 1 (RCAN1) expression is induced by PDTC treatment and that increased RCAN1 expression is dependent on the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activation of p38 MAPK and JNK signaling. We also report that the ability of PDTC to induce RCAN1 is mediated by activator protein-1 (AP-1)-dependent gene transcription, and identified a functional AP-1 binding site in the RCAN1 promoter by producing mutations and conducting chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) analyses...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712866/cell-free-methemoglobin-drives-platelets-to-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-ros-mediated-activation-of-jnk-and-p38-map-kinase
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Somanathapura K NaveenKumar, Mahadevappa Hemshekhar, Mahalingam S Sundaram, Kempaiah Kemparaju, Kesturu S Girish
Cell-free hemoglobin (Hb), a well-known marker of intravascular hemolysis, is eventually oxidized to methemoglobin (MtHb). Elevated levels of MtHb have been noted, alongside depleted levels of platelets, in several hemolytic diseases. The current study aims to probe the possible role of MtHb in platelet death, based on the facts that it is a pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic agent, as well as the sensitive nature of platelets and their tendency to undergo apoptosis under oxidative stress. Consequently an attempt is made to establish the link between hemolysis and thrombocytopenia, by deciphering the underlying molecular signaling pathways...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712788/antimalarial-agent-artesunate-protects-concanavalin-a-induced-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-mice-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses
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Xin Zhao, MingJiang Liu, JinGui Li, ShaoJie Yin, YangYang Wu, AnYuan Wang
The anti-malarial drug artesunate (ARS) has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity. Its effect on autoimmune hepatitis remains unclear. Concanavalin A (Con A)-induced hepatitis was used in this study to reveal the potential action of ARS and the related mechanism. Mice were pretreated with ARS followed by Con A challenge. Con A caused obvious hepatic injury with higher levels of liver enzymes, elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways...
July 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712392/-protection-of-rho-associated-protein-kinase-inhibitor-y-27632-in-mrl-lpr-mice
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Yuanyuan Wang, Xiaoyun Jia, Qiyi Wang, Ming Ye, Yang Lu, Jiajia Zhang, Sheng Chen, Yanglei Li, Junying Wu, Changhao Xie
Objective To investigate the immunological effect of Rho-associated protein kinase inhibitor Y-27632 on MRL/lpr mice and explore its underlying mechanisms. Methods The study collected 10 wild-type C57BL/6 mice as normal controls and 20 MRL/lpr mice that were randomly assigned to MRL/lpr group and 5 mg/kg Y-27632-treated MRL/lpr group, with 10 mice in each group. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), methane dicarboxylic aldehyde (MDA), interleukin 6 (IL-6), IL-1β and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in the serum or spleen were detected by ELISA...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708509/gdf8-activates-p38-mapk-signaling-during-porcine-oocyte-maturation-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Junchul David Yoon, Seon-Ung Hwang, Eunhye Kim, Minghui Jin, Soochong Kim, Sang-Hwan Hyun
Growth Differentiation Factor 8 (GDF8) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family and has been identified as a strong physiological regulator. This factor is expressed as a paracrine factor in mural granulosa cells. To investigate the effects of GDF8 on the in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes, we assessed the quality of matured oocytes as well as the specific gene transcription and protein activation levels in oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) after IVM and subsequent embryonic development after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and parthenogenetic activation (PA)...
June 6, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708322/ganglioside-gm3-suppresses-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-raw-264-7-macrophage-cells-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ap-1-and-mapks-signaling
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Junyoung Park, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Sun-Hyung Ha, Kyung-Min Kwon, Fukushi Abekura, Seung-Hak Cho, Young-Chae Chang, Young-Choon Lee, Ki-Tae Ha, Tae-Wook Chung, Cheorl-Ho Kim
Gangliosides are known to specifically inhibit vascular leukocyte recruitment and consequent interaction with the injured endothelium, the basic inflammatory process. In this study, we have found that the production of nitric oxide (NO), a main regulator of inflammation, is suppressed by GM3 on murine macrophage RAW264.7 cells, when induced by LPS. In addition, GM3 attenuated the increase in cyclooxyenase-2 (COX-2) protein and mRNA levels in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated RAW 264.7 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707739/angiotensin-ii-preconditioning-is-associated-with-increased-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-pkc%C3%AE-ratio-and-prosurvival-kinases-in-mitochondria
#17
Rebeca E Nuñez, Sabzali Javadov, Nelson Escobales
Angiotensin II preconditioning (APC) has been shown to reproduce the cardioprotective effects of ischaemic preconditioning (IPC), however, molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of APC remain unknown. In this study, Langendorff-perfused rat hearts were subjected to IPC, APC or both (IPC/APC) followed by ischaemia-reperfusion (IR), to determine translocation of PKCε, PKCδ, Akt, Erk1/2, JNK, p38 MAPK and GSK-3β to mitochondria as an indicator of activation of the protein kinases. In agreement with previous observations, IPC, APC and IPC/APC increased the recovery of left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP), reduced infarct size (IS) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, compared to controls...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707073/protective-effects-of-spatholobi-caulis-extract-on-neuronal-damage-and-focal-ischemic-stroke-reperfusion-injury
#18
Hee Ra Park, Heeeun Lee, Jung-Jin Lee, Nam-Hui Yim, Min-Jung Gu, Jin Yeul Ma
Neuronal apoptotic cell death plays an important role in many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and ischemic stroke. Spatholobi Caulis (SC) has been widely used in traditional herbal medicine for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, viral infection, and anemia. However, the protective effects of SC extract (SCE) against apoptotic cell death in the brain have not been reported. We investigated the protective effects of SCE against neuronal injury etoposide-induced neurotoxicity and in rats subjected to focal transient ischemic stroke middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 45 min, followed by 7 days of reperfusion...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706886/the-effects-of-indoxyl-sulfate-induced-endothelial-microparticles-on-neointimal-hyperplasia-formation-in-an-ex-vivo-model
#19
Jung-Hwa Ryu, HeeJung Park, Seung-Jung Kim
PURPOSE: Neointimal hyperplasia (NH) is considered to be one of the main causes of vascular access occlusion in patients receiving hemodialysis. Endothelial injury and TGF-β-mediated proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) induce NH. Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) are also increased by endothelial injury. We aimed to investigate the effects of EMPs and TGF-β expression on VSMC proliferation and their contributions to NH formation in an ex vivo model. METHODS: EMPs were collected from the culture media of human umbilical vein endothelial cells treated with indoxyl sulfate (IS, 250 µg/mL) after ultracentrifugation at 100,000 × g...
July 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706768/dna-pk-and-p38-mapk-a-kinase-collusion-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jyotshna Kanungo
The pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), characterized by prevalent neuronal death and extracellular deposit of amyloid plaques, is poorly understood. DNA lesions downstream of reduced DNA repair ability have been reported in AD brains. Neurons predominantly use a mechanism to repair double-strand DNA breaks (DSB), which is non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). NHEJ requires DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) activity. DNA-PK is a holoenzyme comprising the p460 kD catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) and its activator Ku, a heterodimer of p86 and p70 subunits...
2017: Brain Disorders & Therapy
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