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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343435/paracrine-wnt5a-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-triggers-a-metabolic-program-that-drives-dendritic-cell-tolerization
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Fei Zhao, Christine Xiao, Kathy S Evans, Tbalamayooran Theivanthiran, Nicholas DeVito, Alisha Holtzhausen, Juan Liu, Xiaojing Liu, David Boczkowski, Smita Nair, Jason W Locasale, Brent A Hanks
Despite recent advances, many cancers remain refractory to available immunotherapeutic strategies. Emerging evidence indicates that the tolerization of local dendritic cells (DCs) within the tumor microenvironment promotes immune evasion. Here, we have described a mechanism by which melanomas establish a site of immune privilege via a paracrine Wnt5a-β-catenin-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) signaling pathway that drives fatty acid oxidation (FAO) in DCs by upregulating the expression of the carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1A (CPT1A) fatty acid transporter...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333383/inhibitory-effects-of-butein-on-adipogenesis-through-upregulation-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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Jinwoo Yang, Jeehye Sung, Younghwa Kim, Heon Sang Jeong, Junsoo Lee
Butein is reported to have many biological effects, including anti-fibrogenic, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory activities. This study investigated the effects of butein on adipocyte differentiation and the Nrf2/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway's involvement in its anti adipogenic mechanism. Butein treatment reduced protein expression of key adipogenic transcription factors such as CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ). At a concentration of 5, 10, and 25 μM butein, PPARγ was decreased by 78...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332143/conjunction-of-g-quadruplex-and-stem-loop-in-the-5-untranslated-region-of-mouse-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4-alpha1-mediates-strong-inhibition-of-protein-expression
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Shangdong Guo, Hong Lu
Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4-alpha (HNF4α) is a well-established master regulator of liver development and function. Restoration of HNF4α can treat multiple liver disorders and liver cancers. To date, HNF4α is still "undruggable" due to lack of known activating ligands. Thus, understanding the regulatory mechanism of HNF4α expression may help develop an alternative approach to modulate HNF4α protein levels. G-quadruplexes (G4) are non-canonical stable secondary structures discovered mostly in the promoters of oncogenes...
January 13, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331661/effect-of-laf3-ag-fluorescent-nanoparticles-on-photodynamic-efficiency-and-cytotoxicity-of-protoporphyrin-ix-photosensitizer
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F Tavakkoli, M Zahedifar, E Sadeghi
LaF3: Ag nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by the co-precipitation method. The produced NPs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern, scanning electron microscope (SEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The emission spectrum of LaF3:Ag NPs is mostly overlapped with the absorption band of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and their conjugation was confirmed by studying fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from LaF3:Ag donor to protoporphyrin IX acceptor...
January 10, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328470/cobalt-protoporphyrin-enhances-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-and-attenuates-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Jing Li, Bin Wu, Dahong Teng, Xiaoye Sun, Junjie Li, Jiang Li, Guoliang Zhang, Jinzhen Cai
The aim of the present study was to investigate the preconditioning effect and underlying mechanisms of cobalt-protoporphyrin (CoPP) in a mouse model of liver ischemia‑reperfusion (I/R) injury. Mice were divided into five groups: Sham‑operated (control), I/R, I/R + CoPP, I/R + CoPP and zinc‑protoporphyrin (ZnPP) and I/R + ZnPP. Serum levels of aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were detected using commercial kits. The expression of the pro‑apoptotic protein caspase‑3 was detected by immunohistochemistry and the expression levels of the anti‑apoptotic protein B‑cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl‑2) and heme oxygenase 1 (HO‑1) were analyzed by western blotting...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327259/5-aminolevulinic-acid-squalene-nanoassemblies-for-tumor-photodetection-and-therapy-in-vitro-studies
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Andrej Babič, V Herceg, E Bastien, H-P Lassalle, L Bezdetnaya, Norbert Lange
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) as natural photosensitizer derived from administration of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has found clinical use for photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy of several cancers. However, broader use of 5-ALA in oncology is hampered by its charge and polarity that result in its reduced capacity for passing biological barriers and reaching the tumor tissue. Advanced drug delivery platforms are needed to improve the biodistribution of 5-ALA. Here, we report a new approach for the delivery of 5-ALA...
January 11, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309766/heme-oxygnease-1-induction-by-methylene-blue-protects-raw264-7-cells-from-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-injury
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Xiao-Tong Zhang, Xue-Qiang Sun, Chen Wu, Jun-Liang Chen, Jia-Jia Yuan, Qing-Feng Pang, Zhi-Ping Wang
Althoughmethylene blue (MB) has showed strong antioxidant effect, its effect related with heme oxygenase-1(HO-1) is still unclear. Thus, we investigated the effects of MB on HO-1 protein content and enzyme activity, and its protective effect against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)- induced oxidative damage in RAW264.7 macrophage. The cellviability and the release of lactate dehydrogenase of RAW264.7 were determined. The mitochondrial functions were valuated through these indexes: content of adenosine triphosphate, superoxide dismutase, concentration of reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial membrane potential...
January 5, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308888/fe-iii-protoporphyrin-ix-encapsulated-in-a-zinc-metal-organic-framework-shows-dramatically-enhanced-peroxidatic-activity
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Nicola A Dare, Lee Brammer, Susan A Bourne, Timothy J Egan
Two MOFs, [H2N(CH3)2][Zn3(TATB)2(HCOO)]·HN(CH3)2·DMF·6H2O (1) and Zn-HKUST-1 (2), were investigated as potential hosts to encapsulate Fe(III) heme (Fe(III) protoporphyrin IX = Fe(III)PPIX). Methyl orange (MO) adsorption was used as an initial model for substrate uptake. MOF 1 showed good adsorption of MO (10.3 ± 0.8 mg g-1) which could undergo in situ protonation upon exposure to aqueous HCl vapor. By contrast, MO uptake by 2 was much lower (2 ± 1 mg g-1), and PXRD indicated that structural instability on exposure to water was the likely cause...
January 8, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307774/liaison-between-heme-metabolism-and-bioenergetics-pathways-a-multimodal-elucidation-for-early-diagnosis-of-oral-cancer
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Ripon Sarkar, Kabita Chaterjee, Durbadal Ojha, Bijurica Chakraborty, Sanghamitra Sengupta, Debprasad Chattopadhyay, Chirasree RoyChaudhuri, Ananya Barui
Metabolic alterations of oral epithelial cells under oxidative stress are important signatures for early diagnosis of oral cancer. Amongst different metabolic alterations, non-invasive photo-diagnostic methods have been extensively used for determining cellular heme metabolism and accumulation of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) under administration of suitable photosensitizer. In this study, we report these metabolic alterations by direct analysis of oral exfoliated cells obtained from individuals with prolonged smoking habit without the exogenous administration of any photosensitizer...
January 4, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298658/hemopexin-promotes-angiogenesis-via-up-regulating-ho-1-in-rats-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Beibei Dong, Zhishen Zhang, Keliang Xie, Yongyan Yang, Yuan Shi, Chenxu Wang, Yonghao Yu
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a critical pathophysiological change of ischemic stroke. Heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a rate-limiting enzyme of eliminating excessive free heme by combining with hemopexin (HPX), a plasma protein contributing to alleviating infarct size due to ischemia stroke. This study was to investigate whether HPX could improve angiogenesis after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion via up-regulating HO-1. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into five groups: sham, MCAO, MCAO + Vehicle, MCAO + HPX and MCAO + HPX + protoporphyrin IX (ZnPPIX, an HO-1 inhibitor)...
January 3, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259740/radiochemical-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-13n-labeled-5-aminolevulinic-acid-for-pet-imaging-of-gliomas
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Adam B Pippin, Ronald J Voll, Yuancheng Li, Hui Wu, Hui Mao, Mark M Goodman
The endogenous amino acid, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), has received significant attention as an imaging agent, including ongoing clinical trials for image-guided tumor resection due to its selective uptake and subsequent accumulation of the fluorescent protoporphyrin IX in tumor cells. Based on the widely reported selectivity of 5-ALA, a new positron emission tomography imaging probe was developed by reacting methyl 5-bromolevulinate with [13N] ammonia. The radiotracer, [13N] 5-ALA, was produced in high radiochemical yield (65%) in 10 min and could be purified using only solid phase cartridges...
December 14, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247614/mechanism-implicated-in-the-anti-allodynic-and-anti-hyperalgesic-effects-induced-by-the-activation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-carbon-monoxide-signaling-pathway-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-mice-with-neuropathic-pain
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Gabriela Riego, Alejandro Redondo, Sergi Leánez, Olga Pol
The administration of a carbon monoxide-releasing compound (tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II)dimer, CORM-2) or an heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) inductor (cobalt protoporphyrin IX, CoPP) exerts potent antinociceptive effects during chronic pain, but their actions in the central nervous system of animals with neuropathic pain have not been evaluated. Our objective is to investigate the effects of these treatments on the oxidative, inflammatory and molecular changes induced by sciatic nerve injury in several brain areas...
December 13, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247123/taurine-chloramine-potentiates-phagocytic-activity-of-peritoneal-macrophages-through-up-regulation-of-dectin-1-mediated-by-heme-oxygenase-1-derived-carbon-monoxide
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Seung Hyeon Kim, Xiancai Zhong, Wonki Kim, Kyeojin Kim, Young-Ger Suh, Chaekyun Kim, Yeonsoo Joe, Hun Taeg Chung, Young-Nam Cha, Young-Joon Surh
Resolution of inflammation that occurs after microbial infection or tissue damage is an important physiologic process in maintaining or restoring host homeostasis. Taurine chloramine (TauCl) is formed by a reaction between taurine and hypochlorite in leukocytes, and it is especially abundant in activated neutrophils that encounter an oxidative burst. As neutrophils undergo apoptosis, TauCl is released to the extracellular matrix at the inflamed sites, thereby affecting coexisting macrophages in the inflammatory microenvironment...
December 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227548/resistance-of-oral-cancer-cells-to-5-ala-mediated-photodynamic-therapy
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Flávia Cristina Perillo Rosin, Marina Gabriela Teixeira, Cibele Pelissari, Luciana Corrêa
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been indicated for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) at early stages. Chemo and radio-resistance are frequently observed in OSCC, but it is unknown whether this tumor can develop resistance to PDT. It was investigated the process of acquiring resistance to multiple cycles of PDT by using OSCC cells. We also analyzed the expression of anti-apoptotic proteins and those related to Akt/mTOR pathway. Sub-lethal doses of PDT were applied, consisting of a constant concentration of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) (1 mM, 4-hour incubation) and increasing irradiation dose with LED (from 5...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222482/poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-alt-maleic-acid-and-ethyl-monoester-as-building-polymers-for-drug-loadable-electrospun-nanofibers
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Amalia Mira, C Reyes Mateo, Ricardo Mallavia, Alberto Falco
New biomaterials are sought for the development of bioengineered nanostructures. In the present study, electrospun nanofibers have been synthesized by using poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic acid) and poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic ethyl monoester) (PMVEMA-Ac and PMVEMA-ES, respectively) as building polymers for the first time. To further functionalize these materials, nanofibers of PMVEMA-Ac and PMVEMA-ES containing a conjugated polyelectrolyte (HTMA-PFP, blue emitter, and HTMA-PFNT, red emitter) were achieved with both forms maintaining a high solid state fluorescence yield without altered morphology...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209351/perturbations-in-the-photosynthetic-pigment-status-result-in-photooxidation-induced-crosstalk-between-carotenoid-and-porphyrin-biosynthetic-pathways
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Joon-Heum Park, Lien H Tran, Sunyo Jung
Possible crosstalk between the carotenoid and porphyrin biosynthetic pathways under photooxidative conditions was investigated by using their biosynthetic inhibitors, norflurazon (NF) and oxyfluorfen (OF). High levels of protoporphyrin IX (Proto IX) accumulated in rice plants treated with OF, whereas Proto IX decreased in plants treated with NF. Both NF and OF treatments resulted in greater decreases in MgProto IX, MgProto IX methyl ester, and protochlorophyllide. Activities and transcript levels of most porphyrin biosynthetic enzymes, particularly in the Mg-porphyrin branch, were greatly down-regulated in NF and OF plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201196/lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-protects-against-neurotoxicity-via-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Shumei Cao, Jianlong Du, Qiaohong Hei
The incidence of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease has markedly increased over the past few decades. Oxidative stress is considered to be a common pathophysiological condition resulting in neurotoxicity. Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) is the major active component of Lycium barbarum L., which exhibit potent antioxidant activity. The current study investigated the neuroprotective effects of LBP in H2O2-treated PC12 cells in vitro and in CoCl2-treated rats in vivo...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196245/novel-potential-photodynamic-therapy-strategy-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-for-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Toshiya Teshigawara, Mika Mizuno, Takuya Ishii, Yuya Kitajima, Fumi Utsumi, Jun Sakata, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Kiyosumi Shibata, Masahiro Ishizuka, Fumitaka Kikkawa
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is known as a minimally invasive treatment for cancer. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is a precursor of the photosensitizing agent protoporphyrin IX (PpIX). Patients with ovarian clear-cell carcinoma (CCC) have poorer prognoses than those of patients with other histological CCC types. We evaluated the efficacy of ALA-PDT on CCC cells in vitro. METHODS: We used seven human CCC cell lines to measure the cytotoxicity of ALA-PDT. PpIX production in cancer cells was measured using a micro-plate reader...
November 28, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194091/menthol-reduces-phototoxicity-pain-in-a-mouse-model-of-photodynamic-therapy
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Lisa Wright, Daniel Baptista-Hon, Fiona Bull, Faith Dalgaty, Michael Gallacher, Sally H Ibbotson, Tim G Hales
Phototoxicity-induced pain is a major clinical problem triggered by light acting on photosensitising drugs or endogenous porphyrins, notably protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), an intermediary in heme biosynthesis. Protoporphyrin IX accumulates in individuals with erythropoietic protoporphyria and is elevated during photodynamic therapy subsequent to application of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA). Pain occurs during irradiation of PpIX and responds poorly to conventional analgesics. Our objective was to develop a model of PpIX phototoxicity pain and investigate the potential of menthol as an analgesic...
November 25, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192767/a-trojan-horse-for-light-triggered-bifurcated-production-of-singlet-oxygen-and-fenton-reactive-iron-within-cancer-cells
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Daniela Cioloboc, Christopher Kennedy, Emily N Boice, Emily R Clark, Donald M Kurtz
Traditional photodynamic therapy for cancer relies on dye-photosensitized generation of singlet oxygen. However, therapeutically effective singlet oxygen generation requires well-oxygenated tissues, whereas many tumor environments tend to be hypoxic. We describe a platform for targeted enhancement of photodynamic therapy that produces singlet oxygen in oxygenated environments and hydroxyl radical, which is typically regarded as the most toxic reactive oxygen species, in hypoxic environments. The 24-subunit iron storage protein bacterioferritin (Bfr) has the unique property of binding 12 heme groups in its protein shell...
December 1, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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