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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238035/long-non-coding-rna-meg3-functions-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-ischemic-neuronal-death-by-targeting-mir-21-pdcd4-signaling-pathway
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Honglin Yan, Jie Rao, Jingping Yuan, Likun Gao, Wenxian Huang, Lina Zhao, Jiacai Ren
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3) has been demonstrated as an important regulator in diverse human cancers. However, its function and regulatory mechanism in ischemic stroke remains largely unknown. Here, we report that MEG3 is physically associated with microRNA-21 (miR-21), while miR-21 is downregulated following ischemia in the ischemic core in vitro and in vivo, which is opposite to MEG3. Besides, overexpression of miR-21 protects oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD/R)-induced apoptotic cell death...
December 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236747/a-meta-analysis-of-effects-of-post-hatch-food-and-water-deprivation-on-development-performance-and-welfare-of-chickens
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Ingrid C de Jong, Johan van Riel, Marc B M Bracke, Henry van den Brand
A 'meta-analysis' was performed to determine effects of post-hatch food and water deprivation (PHFWD) on chicken development, performance and welfare (including health). Two types of meta-analysis were performed on peer-reviewed scientific publications: a quantitative 'meta-analysis' (MA) and a qualitative analysis (QA). Previously reported effects of PHFWD were quantified in the MA, for variables related to performance, mortality and relative yolk sac weight. The QA counted the number of studies reporting (non-)significant effects when five or more records were available in the data set (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236326/knockdown-of-ski-decreased-the-reactive-astrocytes-proliferation-in-vitro-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation
#3
Xin Zhao, Kai-Sheng Zhou, Zhong-Hao Li, Wei Nan, Jing Wang, Ya-Yi Xia, Hai-Hong Zhang
Glia scar is a pathological marker in late phase of brain ischemia disease, which constitutes a major physical biochemical barrier to impede axonal regrowth. Astrocytes are known to be critically involved in the formation of glial scar. However, their response to ischemia and their role in neuroprotection after central nervous system (CNS) injury are not completely clear. Recently, we have demonstrated for the first time that Ski was up-regulated in reactive astrocytes after spinal cord injury in vivo and in vitro, which indicates Ski may be a new molecule that control astrocytes biologic properties after CNS injury...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234386/neuroprotective-effect-of-modified-xijiao-dihuang-decoction-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-reoxygenation-induced-injury-in-pc12-cells-involvement-of-tlr4-myd88-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Xu Zhang, Xiaojun Fei, Weiwei Tao, Jingbo Li, Hao Shen, Xuanye Wang, Hongquan Liu, Yun Xu
Modified Xijiao Dihuang (XJDH) decoction has been shown to exert powerful neuroprotective properties in clinical ischemic stroke treatment. It consists of 4 Chinese herbs: Buffalo Horn, Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews, Rehmannia glutinosa (Gaertn.) DC, and Paeonia lactiflora Pall. In the present study, the neuroprotective effect and specific mechanisms of XJDH in protecting PC12 cells from oxygen-glucose deprivation-induced injury were investigated. It was found that OGD/R significantly decreased the cell viability and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and increased the release of IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α in PC12 cells, and these effects were suppressed by XJDH and one of its major active constituents, paeoniflorin...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230199/resource-legacies-of-organic-and-conventional-management-differentiate-soil-microbial-carbon-use
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Melissa M Arcand, David J Levy-Booth, Bobbi L Helgason
Long-term contrasts in agricultural management can shift soil resource availability with potential consequences to microbial carbon (C) use efficiency (CUE) and the fate of C in soils. Isothermal calorimetry was combined with 13C-labeled glucose stable isotope probing (SIP) of 16S rRNA genes to test the hypothesis that organically managed soils would support microbial communities with greater thermodynamic efficiency compared to conventional soils due to a legacy of lower resource availability and a resultant shift toward communities supportive of more oligotrophic taxa...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228630/transplantation-of-ips-cell-derived-neural-progenitors-overexpressing-sdf-1%C3%AE-increases-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-ischemic-stroke
#6
Monica Chau, Todd C Deveau, Mingke Song, Zheng Z Wei, Xiaohuan Gu, Shan Ping Yu, Ling Wei
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of human death and disability while clinical treatments are limited. The adult brain possesses endogenous regenerative activities that may benefit tissue repair after stroke. Trophic factors such as stromal cell-derived factor 1 alpha (SDF-1α) are upregulated in the ischemic brain, which promote endogenous regeneration. The regenerative response, however, is normally insufficient. Transplantation of exogenous cells has been explored as regenerative therapies. One promising cell type for transplantation is induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells which are cells genetically reprogrammed from adult somatic cells...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225891/evaluation-of-a-type-2-diabetes-prevention-program-using-a-commercial-weight-management-provider-for-non-diabetic-hyperglycemic-patients-referred-by-primary-care-in-the-uk
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Carolyn Piper, Agnes Marossy, Zoe Griffiths, Amanda Adegboye
Objectives: To determine if a diabetes prevention program (DPP) delivered by a commercial weight management provider using a UK primary care referral pathway could reduce the progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D) in those diagnosed with non-diabetic hyperglycemia (NDH-being at high risk of developing T2D). Research design: This is a quasi-experimental translational research study. Methods: 14 primary care practices identified, recruited and referred patients with NDH (fasting plasma glucose ≥5...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224109/testosterone-therapy-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-men-with-testosterone-deficiency-hypogonadism
#8
Farid Saad
Since the early 1990s, it has been recognized that testosterone (T) levels are lower in men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared with nondiabetic men (controls). Hypogonadism has been reported in approximately 50% of men with T2DM with robust correlations with measures of obesity, such as waist circumference and body mass index (BMI). In longitudinal studies, hypogonadism has been identified as a predictor of incident T2DM. Experimental withdrawal of T led to acute decreased insulin sensitivity, which can be reversed by normalization of T concentrations...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223591/mild-hypothermia-protects-hippocampal-neurons-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-injury-through-inhibiting-caspase-3-activation
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Tianen Zhou, Hui Lin, Longyuan Jiang, Tao Yu, Chaotao Zeng, Juanhua Liu, Zhengfei Yang
Mild hypothermia (MH) is thought to be one of the most effective therapeutic methods to treat hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) after cardiac arrest (CA). However, its precise mechanisms remain unclear. In this research, hippocampal neurons were cultured and treated with mild hypothermia and Ac-DEVD-CHO after oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). The activity of caspase-3 was detected, in order to find the precise concentration of Ac-DEVD-CHO with the same protective role in OGD injury as MH treatment. Western blot and immunofluorescence staining were conducted to analyze the effects of MH and Ac-DEVD-CHO on the expressions of caspase-3, caspase-8, and PARP...
December 6, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221205/thrombospondin-1-modified-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bmscs-promote-neurite-outgrowth-and-functional-recovery-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Yujie Pu, Ke Meng, Chuanlong Gu, Linlin Wang, Xiaoming Zhang
Stem cell therapies are currently gaining momentum in the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, unsatisfied intrinsic neurite growth capacity constitutes significant obstacles for injured spinal cord repair and ultimately results in neurological dysfunction. The present study assessed the efficacy of thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1), a neurite outgrowth-promoting molecule, modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on promoting neurite outgrowth in vitro and in vivo of Oxygen-Glucose Deprivation (OGD) treated motor neurons and SCI rat models...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216630/rapamycin-promotes-the-survival-and-adipogenesis-of-ischemia-challenged-adipose-derived-stem-cells-by-improving-autophagy
#11
Chichi Li, Lechi Ye, Li Yang, Xiaofang Yu, Yucang He, Zhuojie Chen, Liqun Li, Dan Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemia is one of the main causes of the high rate of absorption of transplanted autologous fat. Autophagy allows cells to survive by providing energy under starvation. Rapamycin has been found to play a role in promoting autophagy. In this study, we investigated whether rapamycin participates in the survival and adipogenesis of ischemia-challenged adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) by regulating autophagy. METHODS: Before the cells were exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD), a simulated ischemic microenvironment, the level of autophagy was reduced or increased by lentiviral transfection with short hairpin RNA targeting microtubule-associated protein 1-light chain 3 gene (shRNA-LC3) or treatment with rapamycin, respectively...
December 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215097/the-molecular-dialogue-between-arabidopsis-thaliana-and-the-necrotrophic-fungus-botrytis-cinerea-leads-to-major-changes-in-host-carbon-metabolism
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Florian Veillet, Cécile Gaillard, Pauline Lemonnier, Pierre Coutos-Thévenot, Sylvain La Camera
Photoassimilates play crucial roles during plant-pathogen interactions, as colonizing pathogens rely on the supply of sugars from hosts. The competition for sugar acquisition at the plant-pathogen interface involves different strategies from both partners which are critical for the outcome of the interaction. Here, we dissect individual mechanisms of sugar uptake during the interaction of Arabidopsis thaliana with the necrotrophic fungus Botrytis cinerea using millicell culture insert, that enables molecular communication without physical contact...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215013/allosteric-pyruvate-kinase-based-logic-gate-synergistically-senses-energy-and-sugar-levels-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Wenhe Zhong, Liang Cui, Boon Chong Goh, Qixu Cai, Peiying Ho, Yok Hian Chionh, Meng Yuan, Abbas El Sahili, Linda A Fothergill-Gilmore, Malcolm D Walkinshaw, Julien Lescar, Peter C Dedon
Pyruvate kinase (PYK) is an essential glycolytic enzyme that controls glycolytic flux and is critical for ATP production in all organisms, with tight regulation by multiple metabolites. Yet the allosteric mechanisms governing PYK activity in bacterial pathogens are poorly understood. Here we report biochemical, structural and metabolomic evidence that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) PYK uses AMP and glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) as synergistic allosteric activators that function as a molecular "OR logic gate" to tightly regulate energy and glucose metabolism...
December 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212895/functional-metabolomics-characterizes-a-key-role-for-n-acetyl-neuraminic-acid-in-coronary-artery-diseases
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Lei Zhang, Ting-Ting Wei, Yong Li, Jing Li, Yong Fan, Feng-Qing Huang, Yuan-Yuan Cai, Gaoxiang Ma, Jin-Feng Liu, Qian-Qian Chen, Shi-Lei Wang, Honglin Li, Raphael N Alolga, Baolin Liu, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Jian-Hua Shen, Xiang-Ming Wang, Wei Zhu, Ping Li, Lian-Wen Qi
Background -As new biomarkers of coronary artery diseases (CAD) emerge via metabolomics, the underlying functional mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Functional metabolomics aims to translate metabolomics-derived biomarkers to disease mechanisms. Methods -A cohort of 2324 patients who underwent coronary angiography from 4 independent centers was studied. A combination of ultra-performance liquid chromatography and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q/TOF-MS) in the negative ion mode was employed for untargeted analysis of metabolites in plasma...
December 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212737/astrocytic-lrp4-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-protein-4-contributes-to-ischemia-induced-brain-injury-by-regulating-atp-release-and-adenosine-a2ar-adenosine-a2a-receptor-signaling
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Xin-Chun Ye, Jin-Xia Hu, Lei Li, Qiang Li, Fu-Lei Tang, Sen Lin, Dong Sun, Xiang-Dong Sun, Gui-Yun Cui, Lin Mei, Wen-Cheng Xiong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lrp4 (low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4) is predominantly expressed in astrocytes, where it regulates glutamatergic neurotransmission by suppressing ATP release. Here, we investigated Lrp4's function in ischemia/stroke-induced brain injury response, which includes glutamate-induced neuronal death and reactive astrogliosis. METHODS: The brain-specific Lrp4 conditional knockout mice (Lrp4GFAP-Cre), astrocytic-specific Lrp4 conditional knockout mice (Lrp4GFAP-creER), and their control mice (Lrp4f/f) were subjected to photothrombotic ischemia and the transient middle cerebral artery occlusion...
December 6, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212172/safflor-yellow-b-reduces-hypoxia-mediated-vasoconstriction-by-regulating-endothelial-micro-ribonucleic-acid-nitric-oxide-synthase-signaling
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Chaoyun Wang, Ying Yang, Miao Li, Xin Liu, Qiaoyun Wang, Wenyu Xin, Hongliu Sun, Qingyin Zheng
Hypoxia-induced generation of vasoconstrictors reduces cerebral blood flow (CBF) while nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) and microRNAs (miRNA) in endothelial cells (ECs) suppress vasoconstriction. Safflor yellow B (SYB), a natural plant compound, previously attenuated angiotensin II-mediated injury of ECs and maintained endothelial function. This study investigated the putative involvement of NOS and miRNAs in SYB-mediated resistance to hypoxia-induced vasoconstriction. In vivo, chronic hypoxia was induced in rats, and SYB was administered intravenously...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210287/dexmedetomidine-protects-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-injury-induced-apoptosis-via-the-p38-mapk-erk-signalling-pathway
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Ke Wang, Yuekun Zhu
Objective To investigate the protective effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) in oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) injury, which is involved in a number of ischaemic diseases. Methods An in vitro OGD/R injury model was generated using mouse Neuro 2A neuroblastoma (N2A) cells. Different concentrations of DEX were administrated to OGD/R cells. CV-65 was used to inhibit p38 microtubule associated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinases (MAPK/ERK) signalling. Cell proliferation, cell cycle, apoptosis, and the levels of proteins related to p38 MAPK/ERK signalling and apoptosis were evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8, flow cytometry, TdT-UTP nick end labelling and Western blot analysis, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209515/ketogenic-diets-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-in-glioblastoma-the-keating-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-pilot-study
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Kirsty J Martin-McGill, Anthony G Marson, Catrin Tudur Smith, Michael D Jenkinson
Background: Glioblastoma is the commonest form of malignant brain tumour in adults, affecting 2-3 people per 100,000 per year. Despite current treatment options including surgical resection, radiotherapy and temozolomide chemotherapy, overall survival at 2 years is approximately 27%, with a median survival of 12-14 months. The ketogenic diet (KD) is postulated to work by simulating the metabolic response to fasting by promoting the utilisation of ketones as a primary energy source, and depriving the glycolytic pathways utilised by malignant glioma cells for growth...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209026/qskl-protects-against-myocardial-apoptosis-on-heart-failure-via-pi3k-akt-p53-signaling-pathway
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Hong Chang, Chun Li, Qiyan Wang, Linghui Lu, Qian Zhang, Yi Zhang, Na Zhang, Yong Wang, Wei Wang
The ancient traditional Chinese medicine Qishenkeli (QSKL) is widely used in the treatment of heart failure (HF) in China. Previous studies have shown that QSKL has definite effects on HF. The purpose of this study is to identify the regulation of QSKL on apoptosis and clarify the underlying mechanism. An apoptosis model of H9C2 cells was induced by oxygen-glucose deprivation/recovery (OGD/R). An animal model of HF was induced by ligation of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in rat. We found that QSKL reduced intracellular ROS generation, increased mitochondrial membrane potential and protected H9C2 cells against OGD/R-induced apoptosis...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208245/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-is-a-mechanistic-link-between-increased-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-autophagy-in-the-placentas-of-pregnancies-complicated-by-growth-restriction
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Tai-Ho Hung, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh, Chung-Pu Wu, Meng-Jen Li, Yi-Lin Yeh, Szu-Fu Chen
INTRODUCTION: Increased endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy have been noted in the placentas of pregnancies complicated by idiopathic intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR); however, the cause of these phenomena remains unclear. We surmised that oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) may increase ER stress and autophagy and that mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling is involved in regulating placental ER stress and autophagy in pregnancies complicated by IUGR. METHODS: We obtained placentas from women with normal term pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by IUGR to compare ER stress, mTOR signaling, and levels of autophagy-related proteins between the two groups and used primary cytotrophoblast cells treated with or without salubrinal (an ER stress inhibitor), MHY1485 (an mTOR activator), or rapamycin (an mTOR inhibitor) to investigate the effects of OGD on ER stress, mTOR activity, and autophagy levels in vitro...
December 2017: Placenta
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