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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651246/lactone-component-from-ligusticum-chuanxiong-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-injury-through-inhibiting-autophagy
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Gang Wang, Guoliang Dai, Jie Song, Maomao Zhu, Ying Liu, Xuefeng Hou, Zhongcheng Ke, Yuanli Zhou, Huihui Qiu, Fujing Wang, Nan Jiang, Xiaobin Jia, Liang Feng
The dysregulation of autophagy is associated with a series of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial ischemia injury. Lactone component from Ligusticum chuanxiong (LLC) is the major constituent of the traditional Chinese herb L. chuanxiong Hort., which has been reported to hold potential cardioprotective effects. In this study, to determine whether LLC protects the heart through regulation of autophagy, we explored the effects of LLC on cardioprotection and autophagy in myocardial ischemia injured rats and H9c2 cardiomyocytes...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651234/pathophysiology-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Weimin Ren, Xiaobo Yang
Stroke is a neurological disease with high disability and fatality rates, and ischemic stroke accounts for 75% of all stroke cases. The underlying pathophysiologic processes of ischemic stroke include oxidative stress, toxicity of excitatory amino acids, excess calcium ions, increased apoptosis and inflammation. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may participate in the regulation of the pathophysiologic processes of ischemic stroke as indicated by altered expression of lncRNAs in blood samples of acute ischemic stroke patients, animal models of focal cerebral ischemia and oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) cell models...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649567/nrf2-signaling-and-autophagy-are-complementary-in-protecting-breast-cancer-cells-during-glucose-deprivation
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Alyssa Walker, Anju Singh, Ellen Tully, Juhyung Woo, Anne Le, Tu Nguyen, Shyam Biswal, Dipali Sharma, Edward Gabrielson
Autophagy can serve as a mechanism for survival of cells during nutrient deprivation by recycling cellular macromolecules and organelles transiently to provide essential metabolic substrates. However, autophagy itself causes metabolic stress to cells, and other cellular protective mechanisms likely cooperate with autophagy to promote cell survival during nutrient deprivation. In this study, we explored protective mechanisms in breast cancer cells in the setting of glucose deprivation. While breast cancer cells (MCF7 and T47D) survive in glucose-free medium for three days or more, autophagy is induced in this setting...
April 9, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627876/naringin-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibiting-peroxynitrite-mediated-mitophagy-activation
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Jinghan Feng, Xingmiao Chen, Shengwen Lu, Wenting Li, Dan Yang, Weiwei Su, Xijun Wang, Jiangang Shen
Excessive autophagy/mitophagy plays important roles during cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Peroxynitrite (ONOO- ), a representative reactive nitrogen species, mediates excessive mitophagy activation and exacerbates cerebral I/R injury. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that naringin, a natural antioxidant, could inhibit ONOO- -mediated mitophagy activation and attenuate cerebral I/R injury. Firstly, we demonstrated that naringin possessed strong ONOO- scavenging capability and also inhibited the production of superoxide and nitric oxide in SH-SY5Y cells exposed to 10 h oxygen-glucose-deprivation plus 14 h of reoxygenation or ONOO- donor 3-morpholinosydnonimine conditions...
April 7, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624520/inhibition-of-microrna-429-attenuates-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-neuronal-injury-by-promoting-expression-of-gata-binding-protein-4
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Jie Xiao, Ranran Kong, Jingye Hu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been documented as critical regulators in ischemia/reperfusion-induced neuronal death. A better understanding of miRNA-mediated molecular mechanisms in ischemia/reperfusion-induced neuronal death may provide therapeutic targets for cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. A growing body of evidence suggests that miR-429 is a apoptosis-related miRNA that is also induced by hypoxia. However, whether miR-429 is involved in regulating neuronal apoptosis during cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury remains unclear...
April 5, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623838/mir-29-targets-puma-to-suppress-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation-reperfusion-ogd-r-induced-cell-death-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Rong Wei, Rufang Zhang, Hongmei Li, Hongyun Li, Saiji Zhang, Yewei Xie, Shen Li, Fang Chen
We previously demonstrate that microRNAs (miRNA) play an important role in hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA)-associated neural injury. However, the specific role of miRNAs in the pathogenesis of DHCA-induced neuron death is still unclear. Thus, in the present study, we investigated miR-29 expression and roles in neuronal HT-22 cells with oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R). In this study, the model of OGD/R was established using an airtight culture container and the anaeropack. Measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) was used the probes of JC-1 and H2DCFDA...
April 3, 2018: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622770/tnf-%C3%AE-induces-human-neural-progenitor-cell-survival-after-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Miri Kim, Kwangsoo Jung, Il-Sun Kim, Il-Shin Lee, Younhee Ko, Jeong Eun Shin, Kook In Park
Neural progenitor cell (NPC) transplantation has been shown to be beneficial in the ischemic brain. However, the low survival rate of transplanted NPCs in an ischemic microenvironment limits their therapeutic effects. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is one of the proinflammatory cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of various injuries. On the other hand, several studies have shown that TNF-α influences the proliferation, survival, and differentiation of NPCs. Our study investigated the effect of TNF-α pretreatment on human NPCs (hNPCs) under ischemia-related conditions in vitro...
April 6, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621765/nrf2-activation-induced-by-sirt1-ameliorates-acute-lung-injury-after-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-through-nox4-mediated-gene-regulation
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DongDong Chai, Lei Zhang, SiWei Xi, YanYong Cheng, Hong Jiang, Rong Hu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Nuclear erythroid 2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) is a major stress-response transcription factor that has been implicated in regulating ischemic angiogenesis. We investigated the effects of Nrf2 in regulating revascularization and modulating acute lung injury. METHODS: The expression of Nrf2 and sirtuin1 (Sirt1) was assessed in lung tissue by western blotting and immunofluorescence staining after intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (IIR) in Nrf2-/- and wild-type (WT) mice...
March 29, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620280/melatonin-protects-brain-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Yu Wen Lin, Tsung Ying Chen, Chia Yang Hung, Shih Huang Tai, Sheng Yang Huang, Che Chao Chang, Hsin Yi Hung, E Jian Lee
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays a vital role in mediating ischemic reperfusion damage in brain. In this study, we evaluated whether melatonin inhibits ER stress in cultured neurons exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) and in rats subjected to transient focal cerebral ischemia. Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with melatonin (5 mg/kg) or control at reperfusion onset after transient occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) for 90 min. Brain infarction and hemorrhage within infarcts were measured...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618657/17-%C3%AE-estradiol-regulates-proglucagon-derived-peptide-secretion-in-mouse-and-human-%C3%AE-and-l-cells
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Sandra Handgraaf, Rodolphe Dusaulcy, Florian Visentin, Jacques Philippe, Yvan Gosmain
Clinical and experimental data indicate a beneficial effect of estrogens on energy and glucose homeostasis associated with improved insulin sensitivity and positive effects on insulin secretion. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of estrogens on proglucagon-producing cells, pancreatic α cells, and enteroendocrine L cells. The consequences of sexual hormone deprivation were evaluated in ovariectomized mice (ovx). Ovx mice exhibited impaired glucose tolerance during oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT), which was associated with decreased GLP-1 intestinal and pancreatic secretion and content, an effect that was reversed by estradiol (E2) treatment...
April 5, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617444/ambient-but-not-local-lactate-underlies-neuronal-tolerance-to-prolonged-glucose-deprivation
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Courtney Sobieski, Natasha Warikoo, Hong-Jin Shu, Steven Mennerick
Neurons require a nearly constant supply of ATP. Glucose is the predominant source of brain ATP, but the direct effects of prolonged glucose deprivation on neuronal viability and function remain unclear. In sparse rat hippocampal microcultures, neurons were surprisingly resilient to 16 h glucose removal in the absence of secondary excitotoxicity. Neuronal survival and synaptic transmission were unaffected by prolonged removal of exogenous glucose. Inhibition of lactate transport decreased microculture neuronal survival during concurrent glucose deprivation, suggesting that endogenously released lactate is important for tolerance to glucose deprivation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616128/egfr-tki-resistance-and-map17-are-associated-with-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties
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Yi Shao, Hui Lv, Dian-Sheng Zhong, Qing-Hua Zhou
Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with sensitive epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations generally react well to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However acquired resistance eventually occurs. Several mechanisms contribute to the resistance including T790M mutation, c-Met amplification and PIK3CA mutation. In recent years, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been suggested to be involved in TKI resistance. MAP17 is aberrantly overexpressed in a number of malignancies. However, the expression pattern and function of MAP17 in CSCs are still unclear...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616092/endoplasmic-reticulum-chaperone-glucose-regulated-protein-78-in-gastric-cancer-an-emerging-biomarker
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REVIEW
Yan Wang, Jian-Hong Wang, Xun-Lei Zhang, Xiao-Li Wang, Lei Yang
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the principal organelle responsible for the synthesis, initial post-translational modification, folding, export and secretion of proteins. It is also responsible for the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. In response to cellular stress conditions including glucose deprivation, hypoxia and changes in calcium homeostasis, ER stress machinery is activated and triggers the unfolded protein response, resulting in the restoration of homeostasis or activation of cell death. Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78), a molecular chaperone, may be induced by ER stress at the transcriptional and translational level...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614993/impact-of-resistance-training-on-body-composition-and-metabolic-syndrome-variables-during-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jacqueline K Dawson, Tanya B Dorff, E Todd Schroeder, Christianne J Lane, Mitchell E Gross, Christina M Dieli-Conwright
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) experience adverse effects such as lean mass loss, known as sarcopenia, fat gain, and changes in cardiometabolic factors that increase risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Resistance training can increase lean mass, reduce body fat, and improve physical function and quality of life, but no exercise interventions in prostate cancer patients on ADT have concomitantly improved body composition and MetS. This pilot trial investigated 12 weeks of resistance training on body composition and MetS changes in prostate cancer patients on ADT...
April 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614440/effect-of-phosphate-nutrition-on-growth-physiology-and-phosphate-transporter-expression-of-cucumber-seedlings
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Zakira Naureen, Arjun Sham, Hibatullah Al Ashram, Syed A Gilani, Salma Al Gheilani, Fazal Mabood, Javid Hussain, Ahmed Al Harrasi, Synan F AbuQamar
Although abundantly present in soils, inorganic phosphate (Pi) acquisition by plants is highly dependent on the transmembrane phosphate transporter (PT) gene family. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) requires a large amount of phosphorus (P). The purpose of this study was to isolate the CsPT2-1 from cucumber roots, and to determine the influence of Pi nutrition on cucumber growth, metabolism and transcript levels of CsPT2-1 in tissues. Full length CsPT2-1 was cloned and phylogenetically identified. In two greenhouse experiments, P-deficient seedlings provided with low or high P concentrations were sampled at 10 and 21 days post treatment, respectively...
March 26, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614316/lacosamide-protects-striatal-and-hippocampal-neurons-from-in-vitro-ischemia-without-altering-physiological-synaptic-plasticity
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Petra Mazzocchetti, Michela Tantucci, Guendalina Bastioli, Valeria Calabrese, Massimiliano Di Filippo, Alessandro Tozzi, Paolo Calabresi, Cinzia Costa
Lacosamide ([(R)-2-acetamido-N-benzyl-3-methoxypropanamide], LCM), is an antiepileptic that exerts anticonvulsant activity by selectively enhancing slow sodium channel inactivation. By inhibiting seizures and neuronal excitability it might therefore be a good candidate to stabilize neurons and protect them from energetic insults. Using electrophysiological analyses, we have investigated in mice the possible neuroprotective effect of LCM against in vitro ischemia obtained by oxygen and glucose deprivation (ODG), in striatal and hippocampal tissues, two brain structures particularly susceptible to ischemic injury and of pivotal importance for different form of learning and memory...
March 31, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614311/mir-138-sirt1-axis-is-implicated-in-impaired-learning-and-memory-abilities-of-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
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Feng Tian, Chao Yuan, Hongmei Yue
The present study aimed to explore whether deregulated miR-138 is implicated in cerebral I/R injury-impaired learning and memory abilities. Rats were subjected to bilateral common carotid occlusion followed by reperfusion to induce cerebral I/R injury. A model of oxygen-glucose deprivation and reperfusion (OGD/R) was conducted to mimic cerebral I/R conditions in vitro. MiR-138 expression levels were reduced in the hippocampus of cerebral I/R injured rats. Inhibition of miR-138 ameliorated the impaired learning and memory abilities of rats, and promoted autophagy and thus attenuated apoptosis in the OGD/R-treated hippocampal neurons...
March 31, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606966/protective-effects-of-glucosamine-and-its-acetylated-derivative-on-serum-glucose-deprivation-induced-pc12-cells-death-role-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#18
Seyed Hadi Mousavi, Elham Bakhtiari, Azar Hosseini, Khadijeh Jamialahmadi
Finding products with antiapoptotic activities has been one of the approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Serum/glucose deprivation (SGD) has been used as a model for the investigation of the molecular mechanisms of neuronal ischemia. Recent studies indicated that glucosamine (GlcN) and N-acetyl glucosamine (GlcNAc) have many pharmacological effects including antioxidant activities. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of GlcN and GlcNAc against SGD-induced PC12 cells injury...
April 2018: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596155/mir-221-alleviates-the-inflammatory-response-and-cell-apoptosis-of-neuronal-cell-through-targeting-tnfaip2-in-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion
#19
Dong Zhao, Shu-Cai Deng, Yi Ma, Yong-Hong Hao, Zhan-Hua Jia
This study aimed to examine the role of miR-221 in inflammatory response and apoptosis of neuronal cells after spinal cord ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Blood samples were obtained from 20 I/R patients and that of 20 healthy individuals were used as a control. AGE1.HN and SY-SH-5Y neuronal cell lines subjected to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) stress were used in cell experiments. Real-time PCR and western blot were used to evaluate the expression of miR-221, tumor necrosis factor-α, and TNFAIP2. TUNEL assay analyzed cell apoptosis...
March 28, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595056/live-cell-imaging-in-microfluidic-device-proves-resistance-to-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-in-hips-cms
#20
Sebastian Martewicz, Giulia Gabrel, Marika Campesan, Marcella Canton, Fabio Di Lisa, Nicola Elvassore
Analyses of cellular responses to fast oxygen dynamics are challenging and require ad hoc technological solutions, especial-ly when decoupling from liquid media composition is required. In this work, we present a microfluidic device specifically designed for culture analyses with high resolution and magnification objectives, providing full optical access to the cell cul-ture chamber. This feature allows fluorescence-based assays, photo-activated surface chemistry and live cell imaging under tightly controlled pO2 environments...
March 29, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
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