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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457680/chronic-lead-exposure-enhances-the-sympathoexcitatory-response-associated-with-p2x4-receptor-in-rat-stellate-ganglia
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Gaochun Zhu, Zhenying Chen, Bo Dai, Chaoran Zheng, Huaide Jiang, Yurong Xu, Xuan Sheng, Jingjing Guo, Yu Dan, Shangdong Liang, Guilin Li
Chronic lead exposure causes peripheral sympathetic nerve stimulation, including increased blood pressure and heart rate. Purinergic receptors are involved in the sympathoexcitatory response induced by myocardial ischemia injury. However, whether P2X4 receptor participates in sympathoexcitatory response induced by chronic lead exposure and the possible mechanisms are still unknown. The aim of this study was to explore the change of the sympathoexcitatory response induced by chronic lead exposure via the P2X4 receptor in the stellate ganglion (SG)...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456715/protective-effect-of-vitexin-reduces-sevoflurane-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-through-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-newborn-rats
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Zhipai Lyu, Jing Cao, Ju Wang, Hongmei Lian
Previous studies have demonstrated that Vitexin possesses antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory and potential anticancer effects. The present study aimed to investigate whether the protective effect of vitexin protects against sevoflurane-induced neuronal apoptosis and the underlying mechanisms of this protective effect. The results demonstrated that Vitexin pretreatment significantly reduced neuronal apoptosis, and inhibited caspase-3 activity, apoptosis regulator BAX protein expression and malondialdehyde levels in sevoflurane-induced newborn rats...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456683/carbenoxolone-inhibits-mechanical-stress-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-regulating-p38-mapk-phosphorylation
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Shenglong Li, Jing Wang, Yudi Han, Xiaoteng Li, Changjian Liu, Zhengshuai Lv, Xiuhui Wang, Xin Tang, Zhe Wang
The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of pannexin1 (Px1) protein channels on osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) under mechanical stress stimulation. MSCs were isolated from Sprague Dawley rats (3 weeks old, weighing 100-120 g) and cultured in vitro . A safe concentration of carbenoxolone was determined (CBX, an inhibitor of Px1 channels; 100 µM) on MSCs using the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK8) method. MSCs were divided into 6 groups: Control, stress (4,000 µ strain), and stress following 3, 6, 12, and 24 h pretreatment with CBX...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454702/c-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-2-induces-proliferation-and-prevents-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Changwon Yang, Whasun Lim, Hyocheol Bae, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) is a small chemokine which belongs to the CC-type chemokine family, and has chemoattractant activity for recruitment of monocytes to sites of inflammation. Overexpressed CCL2 binding to its receptor C-C chemokine receptor 2 increases the risk of breast cancer in humans, but its effects on proliferation of bovine mammary epithelial cells is not known. Maintaining a high level of proliferative activity in bovine mammary epithelial cells during lactation is important for improving milk yield and can benefit the dairy industry economically...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453279/il-12-il-18-cosignaling-in-human-macrophages-and-lung-epithelial-cells-activates-cathelicidin-and-autophagy-inhibiting-intracellular-mycobacterial-growth
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Rui Yang, Enzhuo Yang, Ling Shen, Robert L Modlin, Hongbo Shen, Zheng W Chen
The ability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to block host antimicrobial responses in infected cells provides a key mechanism for disease pathogenesis. The immune system has evolved to overcome this blockade to restrict the infection, but it is not clear whether two key innate cytokines (IL-12/IL-18) involved in host defense can enhance antimycobacterial mechanisms. In this study, we demonstrated that the combination of IL-12 and IL-18 triggered an antimicrobial response against mycobacteria in infected macrophages (THP-1 and human primary monocyte-derived macrophages) and pulmonary epithelial A549 cells...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451351/delphinidin-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-erk-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-human-osteosarcoma-cell-lines
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Hae-Mi Kang, Bong-Soo Park, Hyun-Kyung Kang, Hae-Ryoun Park, Su-Bin Yu, In-Ryoung Kim
Delphinidin is major anthocyanidin that is extracted from many pigmented fruits and vegetables. This substance has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, and anti-cancer properties. In addition, delphinidin strongly suppresses the migration and invasion of various cancer cells during tumorigenesis. Although delphinidin has anti-cancer effects, little is known about its functional roles in osteosarcoma (OS). For these reasons, we have demonstrated the effects of delphinidin on OS cell lines. The effects of delphinidin on cell viability and growth of OS cells were assessed using the MTT assay and colony formation assays...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451217/neuroprotective-mechanisms-of-rutin-for-spinal-cord-injury-through-anti-oxidation-and-anti-inflammation-and-inhibition-of-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
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Hong-Liang Song, Xiang Zhang, Wen-Zhao Wang, Rong-Han Liu, Kai Zhao, Ming-Yuan Liu, Wei-Ming Gong, Bin Ning
Rutin has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-tumor and immune regulatory effects. However, the neuroprotective effects of rutin in spinal cord injury are unknown. The p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) pathway is the most important member of the MAPK family that controls inflammation. We assumed that the mechanism of rutin in the repair of spinal cord injury is associated with the inhibition of p38 MAPK pathway. Allen's method was used to establish a rat model of spinal cord injury...
January 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449644/inhibition-of-the-jnk-mapk-signaling-pathway-by-myogenesis-associated-mirnas-is-required-for-skeletal-muscle-development
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Shu-Juan Xie, Jun-Hao Li, Hua-Feng Chen, Ye-Ya Tan, Shu-Rong Liu, Yin Zhang, Hui Xu, Jian-Hua Yang, Shun Liu, Ling-Ling Zheng, Mian-Bo Huang, Yan-Hua Guo, Qi Zhang, Hui Zhou, Liang-Hu Qu
Skeletal muscle differentiation is controlled by multiple cell signaling pathways, however, the JNK/MAPK signaling pathway dominating this process has not been fully elucidated. Here, we report that the JNK/MAPK pathway was significantly downregulated in the late stages of myogenesis, and in contrast to P38/MAPK pathway, it negatively regulated skeletal muscle differentiation. Based on the PAR-CLIP-seq analysis, we identified six elevated miRNAs (miR-1a-3p, miR-133a-3p, miR-133b-3p, miR-206-3p, miR-128-3p, miR-351-5p), namely myogenesis-associated miRNAs (mamiRs), negatively controlled the JNK/MAPK pathway by repressing multiple factors for the phosphorylation of the JNK/MAPK pathway, including MEKK1, MEKK2, MKK7, and c-Jun but not JNK protein itself, and as a result, expression of transcriptional factor MyoD and mamiRs were further promoted...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449022/expression-patterns-of-claudin-5-and-its-related-signals-during-luteal-regression-in-pseudopregnant-rats-the-enhanced-effect-of-additional-pgf-treatment
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Lina Qi, Jingle Jiang, Pengjin Jin, Meiqian Kuang, Quanwei Wei, Fangxiong Shi, Dagan Mao
To study the expression patterns of claudin-5 and its related signals during luteal regression in rats, a sequential PMSG/hCG treatment paradigm was used to obtain a single, well-defined generation of corpus luteum (CL). A total of 35 rats were treated with one PGF or two PGF at an interval of 24 h from day 7 of pseudopregnancy to induce CL regression. Serum and ovaries were collected at 0, 2, 4, 8 or 24 h after one PGF injection (1 PGF), 2 or 24 h after two PGF injections (2 PGF). The serum progesterone level was detected by RIA; the ovarian expression of claudin-5, the phosphorylations of STAT3 (p-STAT3), Akt (p-Akt), ERK1/2 (p-ERK) and p38 MAPK (p-p38) were detected by western blot, real-time PCR and IHC...
February 12, 2018: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448086/exposure-to-diisodecyl-phthalate-exacerbated-th2-and-th17-mediated-asthma-through-aggravating-oxidative-stress-and-the-activation-of-p38-mapk
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Wei Qin, Ting Deng, Haiyan Cui, Qian Zhang, Xudong Liu, Xu Yang, Mingqing Chen
Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) is considered to be one of the less toxic phthalates. However epidemiological studies suggest that DIDP is associated with the occurrence of asthma. The effect of DIDP exposure on allergic asthma and the underlying mechanism have not been fully elucidated. Here, mice were exposed to DIDP and sensitization with OVA. The results demonstrated that DIDP exposure aggravated allergic asthma. Exposure to 15 mg/kg/day DIDP markedly exacerbated airway remodeling and promoted airway hyperresponsiveness (AhR)...
February 12, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444827/site-specific-polyubiquitination-differentially-regulates-parathyroid-hormone-receptor-initiated-mapk-signaling-and-cell-proliferation
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Qiangmin Zhang, Kunhong Xiao, Hongda Liu, Lei Song, Jennifer C McGarvey, W Bruce Sneddon, Alessandro Bisello, Peter A Friedman
G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling and trafficking are essential for cellular function and regulated by phosphorylation, β-arrestin, and ubiquitination. The GPCR parathyroid hormone receptor (PTHR) exhibits time-dependent reversible ubiquitination. The exact ubiquitination sites in PTHR are unknown, but extend upstream of its intracellular tail. Here, using tandem MS, we identified Lys-388 in the third loop and Lys-484 in the C-terminal tail as primary ubiquitination sites in PTHR. We found that PTHR ubiquitination requires β-arrestin and does not display a preference for β-arrestin1 or 2...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444163/the-effect-of-nutramiltm-complex-food-for-special-medical-purpose-on-breast-and-prostate-carcinoma-cells
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Aneta A Koronowicz, Mariola Drozdowska, Barbara Wielgos, Ewelina Piasna-Słupecka, Dominik Domagała, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Teresa Leszczyńska
NutramilTM Complex is a multicomponent food product that meets the requirements of a food for special medical purpose. As a complete, high-energy diet it consists of properly balanced nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of NutramilTM Complex on breast and prostate carcinoma cells. Our results showed that NutramilTM Complex reduced the viability and proliferation of breast and prostate cancer cells and that this process was associated with the induction of apoptosis via activation of caspase signalling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440560/osteogenic-protein-1-attenuates-apoptosis-and-enhances-matrix-synthesis-of-nucleus-pulposus-cells-under-high-magnitude-compression-though-inhibiting-the-p38-mapk-pathway
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Haolin Fang, Xianzhou Li, Haiming Shen, Buwei Sun, Haijun Teng, Pei Li
BACKGROUND: Disc degeneration is correlated with mechanical load. Osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1) is potential to regenerate degenerative disc. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether OP-1 can protect against high magitude compression-induced nucleus pulposus (NP) cell apoptosis and NP matrix catabolism, and its potential mechanism. METHODS: Porcine discs were cultured in a bioreactor and compressed at a relatively high-magnitude mechanical compression (1...
February 13, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440449/impact-of-the-anti-cancer-drug-nt157-on-tyrosine-kinase-signalling-networks
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Shih-Ping Su, Efrat Flashner-Abramson, Shoshana Klein, Mor Gal, Rachel S Lee, Jianmin Wu, Alexander Levitzki, Roger J Daly
The small molecule drug NT157 has demonstrated promising efficacy in pre-clinical models of a number of different cancer types, reflecting activity against both cancer cells and the tumour microenvironment. Two known mechanisms of action are degradation of insulin-receptor substrates (IRS)-1/2, and reduced Stat3 activation, although it is possible that others exist. In order to interrogate the effects of this drug on cell signalling pathways in an unbiased manner, we have undertaken mass spectrometry-based global tyrosine phosphorylation profiling of NT157-treated A375 melanoma cells...
February 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436689/microrna-655-attenuates-the-malignant-biological-behaviours-of-retinoblastoma-cells-by-directly-targeting-pax6-and-suppressing-the-erk-and-p38%C3%A2-mapk-signalling-pathways
#15
Min Zhang, Qiongxia Li, Yingzhe Pan, Hui Wang, Gang Liu, Hui Yin
Numerous studies have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate signalling molecules by acting as oncogenes or tumour-suppressor genes in retinoblastoma (RB). Therefore, investigation of the expression pattern, biological roles and associated mechanisms of cancer-related miRNAs in RB may provide novel therapeutic targets for patients with this disease. miRNA-655 (miR-655) has been reported to be aberrantly expressed in many types of cancers. However, the expression pattern, detailed biological function and underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-655 in RB remain to be clarified...
February 13, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436589/ferroptosis-is-associated-with-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-sertoli-cell-death
#16
Li Li, Yu Hao, Yu Zhao, Huijuan Wang, Xiujun Zhao, Yan Jiang, Fulu Gao
Sertoli cell death contributes to spermatogenesis impairment, which is associated with male infertility. Testicular ischemia‑reperfusion (I/R) injury induces the cell death of germ cells and Sertoli cells, whereas inhibition of cell death ameliorates acute testicular I/R damage. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism of I/R stress-induced cell death in TM4 cells. Oxygen‑glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD/R) was demonstrated to induce I/R injury and cell death in TM4 cells...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435202/podocyte-derived-microparticles-promote-proximal-tubule-fibrotic-signaling-via-p38-mapk-and-cd36
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Mercedes N Munkonda, Shareef Akbari, Chloe Landry, Suzy Sun, Fengxia Xiao, Maddison Turner, Chet E Holterman, Rania Nasrallah, Richard L Hébert, Christopher R J Kennedy, Dylan Burger
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis is a hallmark of advanced diabetic kidney disease that is linked to a decline in renal function, however the pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood. Microparticles (MPs) are 100-1000 nm vesicles shed from injured cells that are implicated in intercellular signalling. Our lab recently observed the formation of MPs from podocytes and their release into urine of animal models of type 1 and 2 diabetes and in humans with type 1 diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of podocyte MPs in tubular epithelial cell fibrotic responses...
2018: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435145/tnf-%C3%AE-inhibits-satb2-expression-and-osteoblast-differentiation-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-pathways
#18
Chijian Zuo, Xiaoying Zhao, Yu Shi, Wen Wu, Ning Zhang, Jiake Xu, Chuandong Wang, Guoli Hu, Xiaoling Zhang
Although the mechanisms of Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) on facilitating osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption is well known, the mechanisms behind the suppression of the osteoblast differentiation from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are still poorly understood. In this study, we observed a negative correlation between TNF-α levels and the expression of special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (SATB2), a critical osteoblastogenesis transcription factor, in ovariectomy (OVX)-induced bone loss and IL-1-induced arthritis animal model...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434992/salvianolic-acid-b-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-osteosarcoma-through-p38-mediated-reactive-oxygen-species-generation
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Zhaoyang Zeng, Hua Zhang, Xin Wang, Kai Liu, Tian Li, Shaobo Sun, Hailong Li
The present study aimed to investigate the potential anticancer effect and mechanisms of salvianolic acid B on osteosarcoma. Salvianolic acid B suppressed osteosarcoma cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in the osteosarcoma MG63 cell line, and activated the expressions of cleaved caspase-3, phosphorylated-tumor protein (p)38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p-p38 MAPK) and phosphorylated-p53 (p-p53) proteins in the MG63 cells. Additionally, Salvianolic acid B also increased the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in the MG63 cells...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434807/influence-of-sevoflurane-exposure-on-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-and-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-crmp-2-signaling-pathways-in-the-developing-rat-brain
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Yafang Liu, Chuiliang Liu, Minting Zeng, Xue Han, Kun Zhang, Yanni Fu, Jue Li, Yujuan Li
Prolonged exposure to volatile anesthetics causes neurodegeneration in developing animal brains. However, their underlying mechanisms of action remain unclear. The current study investigated the expression of proteins associated with the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) and protein kinase B (Akt)/glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β)/collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP-2) signaling pathways in the cortices of neonatal mice following exposure to sevoflurane. Seven-day-old (P7) neonatal C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into 2 groups and either exposed to 2...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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