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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303228/molecular-cloning-and-functional-identification-of-a-cdna-encoding-4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl-diphosphate-reductase-from-tripterygium-wilfordii
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Qiqing Cheng, Yuru Tong, Zihao Wang, Ping Su, Wei Gao, Luqi Huang
The 4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate reductase (HDR) is the last step key enzyme of the methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway, synthesizing isopentenyl diphosphate and its allyl isomer dimethylallyl diphosphate, which is important for regulation of isoprenoid biosynthesis. Here the full-length cDNA of HDR, designated TwHDR (GenBank Accession No. KJ933412.1), was isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii for the first time. TwHDR has an open reading frame (ORF) of 1386 bp encoding 461 amino acids. TwHDR exhibits high homology with HDRs of other plants, with an N-terminal conserved domain and three conserved cysteine residues...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291803/induction-of-hsp70-in-tumor-cells-treated-with-inhibitors-of-the-hsp90-activity-a-predictive-marker-and-promising-target-for-radiosensitization
#3
Vladimir A Kudryavtsev, Anna V Khokhlova, Vera A Mosina, Elena I Selivanova, Alexander E Kabakov
We studied a role of the inducible heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) in cellular response to radiosensitizing treatments with inhibitors of the heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) chaperone activity. Cell lines derived from solid tumors of different origin were treated with the Hsp90 inhibitors (17AAG, geldanamycin, radicicol, NVP-AUY922) or/and γ-photon radiation. For comparison, human cells of the non-cancerous origin were subjected to the same treatments. We found that the Hsp90 inhibitors yielded considerable radiosensitization only when they cause early and pronounced Hsp70 induction; moreover, a magnitude of radiosensitization was positively correlated with the level of Hsp70 induction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274305/-protective-effect-of-quercetin-against-immunological-liver-injury-through-activating-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
#4
Caibing Wei, Liandi Zhou, Yuzhen Zhang, Jiawei Zhang, Qihui Zhang, Kun Tao
Objective To observe the protective effect of quercetin against immunological liver injury induced by triptolide, and investigate the involvement of Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway in the protection. Methods Fifty C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into five groups: control group, model group, (20, 50, 80) mg/kg quercetin pre-treatment groups. Each group included 10 mice. The mice were treated with different doses of quercetin once daily for consecutive 10 days. At the end of the experiment, triptolide (500 μg/kg) was given intragastrically to induce immunological liver injury in all groups except for the control group...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230788/the-adverse-effects-of-triptolide-on-the-reproductive-system-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-oogenesis-impairment-and-decreased-oocyte-quality
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Qinli Ruan, Yun Xu, Rui Xu, Jiaying Wang, Yongqing Hua, Meng Wang, Jinao Duan
Previous studies have revealed that Triptolide damages female reproductive capacity, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, we used Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the effects of Triptolide on the germline and explore its possible mechanisms. Our data show that exposure for 4 h to 50 and 100 mg/L Triptolide reduced C. elegans fertility, led to depletion and inactivation of spermatids with the changes in the expression levels of related genes, and increased the number of unfertilized oocytes through damaging chromosomes and DNA damage repair mechanisms...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224432/effect-of-triptolide-on-expression-of-oxidative-carbonyl-protein-in-renal-cortex-of-rats-with-diabetic-nephropathy
#6
Xing-Gang Dong, Zeng-Mei An, Yuan Guo, Jia-Liang Zhou, Tao Qin
The traditional Chinese medicine (Tripterygium wilfordiiHook.f., TWH) has been clinically used to treat primary and secondary renal diseases and proteinuria for nearly 40 years. However, there is a rare literature about the effect of triptolide (the main active ingredient of TWH) on the expression of oxidative carbonyl protein (OCP) in diabetic nephropathy (DN). This study aimed to provide experimental evidence for triptolide treatment on DN through its effect on the expression of OCP, in order to investigate the effects of triptolide on the expression of OCP in rats with DN...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202417/triptolide-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-myocardial-remodeling-in-mice-via-the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-expression
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Rujun Li, Kuiying Lu, Yao Wang, Mingxing Chen, Fengyu Zhang, Hui Shen, Deshan Yao, Kaizheng Gong, Zhengang Zhang
Triptolide is the predominant active component of the Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) that has been widely used to treat several chronic inflammatory diseases due to its immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative properties. In the present study, we elucidated the cardioprotective effects of triptolide against cardiac dysfunction and myocardial remodeling in chronic pressure-overloaded hearts. Furthermore, the potential mechanisms of triptolide were investigated. For this purpose, C57/BL6 mice were anesthetized and subjected to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) or sham operation...
March 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192510/downregulation-of-sp1-by-minnelide-leads-to-decrease-in-hsp70-and-decrease-in-tumor-burden-of-gastric-cancer
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Nivedita Arora, Osama Alsaied, Patricia Dauer, Kaustav Majumder, Shrey Modi, Bhuwan Giri, Vikas Dudeja, Sulagna Banerjee, Daniel Von Hoff, Ashok Saluja
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related mortality worldwide with poor survival rates. Even though a number of chemotherapeutic compounds have been used against this disease, stomach cancer has not been particularly sensitive to these drugs. In this study we have evaluated the effect of triptolide, a naturally derived diterpene triepoxide and its water soluble pro-drug Minnelide on several gastric adenocarcinoma cell lines both as monotherapy and in combination with CPT-11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168657/retraction-note-to-triptolide-tpl-improves-locomotor-function-recovery-in-rats-and-reduces-inflammation-after-spinal-cord-injury
#9
Bing Wang, Chen Chen, Jing-Tao Zhang, Ruo-Xian Song, Xiu-Chun Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144973/minnelide-inhibits-androgen-dependent-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-growth-by-decreasing-expression-of-androgen-receptor-full-length-and-splice-variants
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Sumit Isharwal, Shrey Modi, Nivedita Arora, Charles Uhlrich, Bhuwan Giri, Usman Barlass, Ayman Soubra, Rohit Chugh, Scott M Dehm, Vikas Dudeja, Ashok Saluja, Sulagna Banerjee, Badrinath Konety
BACKGROUND: With almost 30,000 deaths per year, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) has been the corner stone of prostate cancer treatment for decades. However, despite an initial response of prostate cancer to ADT, this eventually fails and the tumors recur, resulting in Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC). Triptolide, a diterpene triepoxide, has been tested for its anti-tumor properties in a number of cancers for over a decade...
February 1, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137215/targeting-cancer-stem-cells-for-chemoprevention-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Dharmalingam Subramaniam, Gaurav Kaushik, Prasad Dandawate, Shrikant Anant
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in United States. Regardless of the advances in molecular pathogenesis and consequential efforts to suppress the disease, this cancer remains a major health problem in United States. By 2030, the projection is that pancreatic cancer will be climb up to be the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is a rapidly invasive and highly metastatic cancer, and does not respond to standard therapies...
January 26, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128232/functional-characterization-of-nes-and-ges-responsible-for-the-biosynthesis-of-e-nerolidol-and-e-e-geranyllinalool-in-tripterygium-wilfordii
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Ping Su, Tianyuan Hu, Yujia Liu, Yuru Tong, Hongyu Guan, Yifeng Zhang, Jiawei Zhou, Luqi Huang, Wei Gao
Triptolide and celastrol, two principal bioactive compounds in Tripterygium wilfordii, are produced from geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) and farnesyl diphosphate ((E,E)-FPP) through terpenoid biosynthesis pathway. However, little is known about T. wilfordii terpene synthases which could competitively utilize GGPP and (E,E)-FPP as substrates, producing C15 and C20 tertiary alcohols. Here we firstly cloned the genes encoding nerolidol synthase (NES) and geranyllinalool synthases (GES1, GES2), which are responsible for the biosynthesis of (E)-nerolidol and (E,E)-geranyllinalool...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100505/-5r-5-hydroxytriptolide-ameliorates-lupus-nephritis-in-mrl-lpr-mice-by-preventing-infiltration-of-immune-cells
#13
Lu-Yao Zhang, Heng Li, Yan-Wei Wu, Lei Cheng, Yu-Xi Yan, Xiao-Qian Yang, Feng-Hua Zhu, Shi-Jun He, Wei Tang, Jian-Ping Zuo
(5R)-5-Hydroxytriptolide (LLDT-8), a triptolide derivative with low toxicity, was previously reported to have strong immunosuppressive effects both in vitro and in vivo, but it remains unknown whether LLDT-8 has a therapy effect on systemic lupus erythematosus. In this study, we aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of LLDT-8 on lupus nephritis in MRL/lpr mice, a model of systemic lupus erythematosus. Compared with vehicle group, different clinical parameters were improved upon LLDT-8 treatment: prolonged life-span of mice, decreased proteinuria, downregulated blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine, reduced glomerular IgG deposits, and ameliorated histopathology...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098861/triptolide-inhibits-viability-and-induces-apoptosis-in-liver-cancer-cells-through-activation-of-the-tumor-suppressor-gene-p53
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Yan-Yan Sun, Lei Xiao, Dong Wang, Yan-Chao Ji, Yu-Peng Yang, Rong Ma, Xi-Hai Chen
The present study investigated the effect of triptolide on viability and apoptosis along with underlying mechanism in liver cancer cells. CCK-8 assay showed that triptolide treatment for 48 h significantly reduced the viability of HepG2 and QSG7701 cells at 50 µM concentration. Annexin V-FITC and propidium iodide staining showed that triptolide treatment of HepG2 cells at 50 µM concentrations induced apoptosis in 56.45% cells compared to only 2.36% cells in the control cultures. Western blot assay showed that treatment of HepG2 cells with 50 µM concentration of triptolide significantly induced phosphorylation of p53 in a 2 h-treatment...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087909/-tripotolide-ameliorates-inflammation-and-apoptosis-induced-by-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats
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Shi Bai, Yayi Sun, Lijuan Wu, Zhongmin Wu, Marong Fang
Objective: To investigate the effects of triptolide on inflammation and apoptosis induced by focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion in rats. Methods: The rat model of focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury was established according to Longa's method. A total of 80 SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups:normal control, sham group, DMSO group, middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) group, and MCAO with tripolide treatment group. TTC staining was used to examine the site and volume of cerebral infarction, and Longa score was employed for neurological disorders measurement...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087860/retraction-note-triptolide-contributes-to-decrease-in-tlr4-expression-by-upregulating-mir-224-3p-to-inhibit-the-inflammatory-reaction-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#16
Bei Sun, Shaolan Hu, Yongmei Li, Endong Zhu, Li Li, Fei Han, Chun-Jun Li, Liming Chen
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December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078622/evidence-that-polycystins-are-involved-in-hydra-cnidocyte-discharge
#17
Susan McLaughlin
Like other cnidarians, the freshwater organism Hydra is characterized by the possession of cnidocytes (stinging cells). Most cnidocytes are located on hydra tentacles, where they are organized along with sensory cells and ganglion cells into battery complexes. The function of the battery complexes is to integrate multiple types of stimuli for the regulation of cnidocyte discharge. The molecular mechanisms controlling the discharge of cnidocytes are not yet fully understood, but it is known that discharge depends on extracellular Ca(2+) and that mechanically induced cnidocyte discharge can be enhanced by the presence of prey extracts and other chemicals...
March 2017: Invertebrate Neuroscience: IN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072994/-effect-of-triptolide-on-human-oral-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-pten-gene-mrna-expression-in-oral-cancer
#18
L J Pei, J D Li, Z H Zhao, J Li, R Y Liang, Z Q Xin
Objective: To investigate the effect of triptolide on human oral cancer cell (HB) proliferation and phosphates and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten gene (PTEN) mRNA expression in oral cancer. Methods: The cancer cells were cultured in the medium containing triptolide of different concentrations for 24, 48 and 72 h. Methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method was used to test the rate of growth inhibition of cancer cells, flow cytometer to detect the change of cell cycle and reveres transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) to examine the expression of PTEN mRNA...
January 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064091/dose-response-characteristics-of-clematis-triterpenoid-saponins-and-clematichinenoside-ar-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rats-by-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-serum-and-urine-metabolomics
#19
Rui Li, Lin-Xiu Guo, Yi Li, Wen-Qi Chang, Jian-Qun Liu, Li-Fang Liu, Gui-Zhong Xin
Clematidis Radix et Rhizoma is a traditional Chinese medicine widely used for treating arthritic disease. Clematis triterpenoid saponins (TS) and clematichinenoside AR (C-AR) have been considered to be responsible for its antiarthritic effects. However, the underling mechanism is still unclear because of their low bioavailability. To address of this issue, metabolomics tools were performed to determine metabolic variations associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and responses to Clematis TS, C-AR and positive drug (Triptolide, TP) treatments...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056947/triptolide-induces-hepatotoxicity-via-inhibition-of-cyp450s-in-rat-liver-microsomes
#20
Yan Lu, Tong Xie, Yajie Zhang, Fuqiong Zhou, Jie Ruan, Weina Zhu, Huaxu Zhu, Zhe Feng, Xueping Zhou
BACKGROUND: Triptolide (TP), an active constituent of Tripterygium wilfordii, possesses numerous pharmacological activities. However, its effects on cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYP450s) in rats remain unexplored. METHODS: In this study, the effects of triptolide on the six main CYP450 isoforms (1A2, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 2E1, and 3A) were investigated both in vivo and in vitro. We monitored the body weight, survival proportions, liver index, changes in pathology, and biochemical index upon TP administration, in vivo...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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