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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443465/bauerenol-a-triterpenoid-from-indian-suregada-angustifolia-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-p38mapk-activation-and-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
#1
Perumal Sathish Kumar, Madepalli Byrappa Gowdu Viswanathan, Muthappan Venkatesan, Kedike Balakrishna
The triterpenoid, bauerenol, from Suregada angustifolia (Baill. ex Muell.-Arg.) Airy Shaw (Euphorbiaceae) was screened for anti-cancer property using hepatocellular carcinoma cell line, HepG2. Bauerenol exhibited growth inhibitory and apoptosis inducing potential against HepG2 cancer cells. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide cytotoxic assay revealed that bauerenol treatment significantly reduced the growth of HepG2 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner with 50% growth inhibitory concentration doses of 45 and 25 µg/mL at 24 and 48 h treatments, respectively...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441795/yji-7-suppresses-ros-production-and-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-via-modulation-of-p38mapk-and-jnk-signaling-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
#2
Hye Jin Oh, Til Bahadur Thapa Magar, Nirmala Tilija Pun, Yunji Lee, Eun Hye Kim, Eung-Seok Lee, Pil-Hoon Park
Chalcone, (2E)-1,3-Diphenylprop-2-en-1-one, and its synthetic derivatives are known to possess anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, we prepared a novel synthetic chalcone compound, (E)-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-(2-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)prop-2-en-1-one name (YJI-7), and investigated its inhibitory effects on endotoxin-stimulated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and expression of inflammatory mediators in macrophages. We demonstrated that treatment of RAW 264.7 macrophages with YJI-7 significantly suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated ROS production...
April 6, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428059/the-decreased-growth-performance-and-impaired-immune-function-and-structural-integrity-by-dietary-iron-deficiency-or-excess-are-associated-with-tor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-nrf2-and-mlck-signaling-in-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#3
Yan-Lin Guo, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary iron on the growth, and immune function and structural integrity in head kidney, spleen and skin as well as the underlying signaling of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Total 630 grass carp (242.32 ± 0.58 g) were fed diets containing graded levels of iron at 12.15 (basal diet), 35.38, 63.47, 86.43, 111.09, 136.37 mg/kg (diets 2-6 were added with ferrous fumarate) and 73.50 mg/kg (diet 7 was added with ferrous sulfate) diet for 60 days...
April 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427134/-role-of-bone-marrow-tyrosine-kinase-on-chromosome-x-in-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-from-mouse-mononuclear-macrophages-raw264-7-induced-by-endotoxin-lipopolysaccharide-and-its-mechanism
#4
X Fang, Y Hu, Y Wang, S Liu, F Wang, X L Chen
Objective: To investigate the role of bone marrow tyrosine kinase on chromosome X (BMX) in the production of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) from mouse mononuclear-macrophages induced by endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and its related mechanism. Methods: Mouse mononuclear-macrophages RAW264.7 were inoculated in 6-well plates and routinely cultured for the following experiments. (1) Cells were collected and divided into blank control group, LPS control group, and 75, 750, 7 500, 75 000 nmol/L BMX-IN-1 pretreatment groups according to the random number table, with 8 wells in each group...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417018/dna-damage-induced-phosphatase-wip1-in-regulation-of-hematopoiesis-immune-system-and-inflammation
#5
REVIEW
B Uyanik, B B Grigorash, A R Goloudina, O N Demidov
PP2C serine-threonine phosphatase, Wip1, is an important regulator of stress response. Wip1 controls a number of critical cellular functions: proliferation, cell cycle arrest, senescence and programmed cell death, apoptosis or autophagy. Ppm1d, the gene encoding Wip1 phosphatase, is expressed in hematopoietic progenitors, stem cells, neutrophils, macrophages B and T lymphocytes in bone marrow and peripheral blood. The Wip1-/- mice display immunodeficiency, abnormal lymphoid histopathology in thymus and spleen, defects in B- and T-cell differentiation, as well as susceptibility to viral infection...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415997/dusuqing-granules-dsq-suppress-inflammation-in-klebsiella-pneumonia-rat-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-signaling
#6
Xue Mei, Hao-Xun Wang, Jian-Sheng Li, Xiao-Hui Liu, Xiao-Fan Lu, Ya Li, Wei-Yu Zhang, Yan-Ge Tian
BACKGROUND: Dusuqing granules (DSQ) have been used in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia clinically, with remarkable benefits. This study was initiated to explore the effects of DSQ on pulmonary inflammation by regulating nuclear factor (NF)-κB/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling in bacterial pneumonia rats. METHODS: Rat model was duplicated with Klebsiella pneumonia by a one-time intratracheal injection. Rats were randomized into control, model, DSQ and levofloxacin (LVX) groups...
April 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408945/recuperating-lung-decoction-attenuates-the-oxidative-stress-state-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-inhibiting-the-mapk-ap-1-signal-pathway-and-regulating-%C3%AE-gcs
#7
Chunlei Li, Qi Shi, Yue Yan, Yanhua Kong, YanYan Meng, Tiezhu Wang, Xing Zhang, Haipeng Bao, Youlin Li
Purpose/Objective. To evaluate the effects of Recuperating Lung Decoction (RLD) on the indices of oxidative stress in a rat model of COPD and detect the indices of the MAPK/AP-1/γ-GCS signal pathway for a further survey of the possible targeting site of RLD. Methods/Materials. The rats of COPD were treated with RLD. The protein levels of glutathione (GSH), oxidized glutathione (GSSG), 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) were measured. In addition, the levels of key signaling molecules (extracellular signal-regulated kinases [ERK], the c-jun N-terminal kinase [JNKs signal pathway], and p38 MAP kinase [p38MAPK], AP-1 proteins [C-fos, C-jun], and γ-glutamyl-cysteine synthetase [γ-GCS-h]) of the MAPK/AP-1/γ-GCS-h signal pathway were assessed...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408819/simvastatin-nanoparticles-attenuated-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-downregulating-bmp4-cox-2-pathway-in-rats
#8
Fei Tong, Bo Dong, Rongkui Chai, Ke Tong, Yini Wang, Shipiao Chen, Xinmei Zhou, Daojun Liu
The purpose of the research was to explore the therapeutic action of simvastatin-loaded poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(gamma-benzyl l-glutamate) (PEG-b-PBLG50) on intestinal ischemia/reperfusion injury (II/RI) through downregulating bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4)/cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathway as compared to free simvastatin (Sim). Sprague Dawley rats were preconditioned with 20 mg/kg Sim or simvastatin/PEG-b-PBLG50 (Sim/P) compounds, and then subjected to 45 min of ischemia and 1 h of reperfusion. The blood and small intestines were collected, serum levels of interleukin-4 (IL-4), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-10 (IL-10), tumor necrosis factor-α, and nitric oxide (NO) were checked, and the dry/wet intestine ratios, superoxide dismutase activity, myeloperoxidase content, reactive oxygen species, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, protein 47 kDa phagocyte oxidase (p47phox), BMP4, COX-2, and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38MAPK) expressions were measured in intestinal tissues...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405919/iron-overload-may-promote-alteration-of-nk-cells-and-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-by-jnk-and-p38-pathway-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Yanni Hua, Chaomeng Wang, Huijuan Jiang, Yihao Wang, Chunyan Liu, Lijuan Li, Hui Liu, Zonghong Shao, Rong Fu
The objective of the study was to examine levels of intracellular iron, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the expression of JNK and p38MAPK in NK cells and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) in MDS patients, and explore potential mechanisms by which iron overload (IOL) promotes MDS progression. Thirty-four cases of MDS and six cases of AML transformed from MDS (MDS/AML) were included. HSPCs and NK cells were isolated by magnetic absorption cell sorting. We used flow cytometry to detect the levels of ROS and intracellular JNK and P38 in NK cells and HSPCs...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404978/effects-of-aqp5-gene-silencing-on-proliferation-migration-and-apoptosis-of-human-glioma-cells-through-regulating-egfr-erk-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#10
Jian Yang, Jian-Nan Zhang, Wei-Lin Chen, Gui-Song Wang, Qing Mao, Shan-Quan Li, Wen-Hao Xiong, Ying-Ying Lin, Jian-Wei Ge, Xiao-Xiong Li, Zhao Gu, Chun-Run Zhao
We investigated the effects of aquaporin 5 (AQP5) gene silencing on the proliferation, migration and apoptosis of human glioma cells through regulating the EGFR/ERK/p38MAPK signaling pathway. qRT-PCR was applied to examine the mRNA expressions of AQP5 in five human glioma cell lines. U87-MG, U251 and LN229 cells were selected and assigned into blank, vector, AQP5 siRNA and FlagAQP5 groups. MTT assay was used to measure cell proliferation. Flow cytometry (FCM) with AnnexinV-FITC/PI double staining and PI staining were employed to analyze cell apoptosis and cell cycle respectively...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402394/autophagy-and-trkc-nt-3-signaling-joined-forces-boost-the-hypoxic-glioblastoma-cell-survival
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Soha Jawhari, Barbara Bessette, Sophie Hombourger, Karine Durand, Aurélie Lacroix, François Labrousse, Marie-Odile Jauberteau, Marie-Hélène Ratinaud, Mireille Verdier
Glioblastoma multiform (GBM), the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor, is characterized by a high degree of hypoxia and resistance to therapy because of its adaptation capacities, including autophagy and growth factors signaling. In this study, we show an efficient hypoxia-induced survival autophagy in four different GBM cell lines (U87MG, M059K, M059J and LN-18) and an activation of a particular neurotrophin signaling pathway. Indeed, the enhancement of both TrkC and NT-3 was followed by downstream p38MAPK phosphorylation, suggesting the occurrence of a survival autocrine loop...
March 31, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398098/mapk-signaling-has-stage-dependent-osteogenic-effects-on-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-vitro
#12
Eric J Tsang, Benjamin Wu, Patricia Zuk
PURPOSE: The use of pro-osteogenic growth factors, such as BMP2, in human adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) osteogenesis is well described. Because these growth factors work via signal transduction pathways, such as the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade, a study of the relationship between MAPK signaling and ASC osteogenesis was conducted. METHODS: ERK, JNK, and p38MAPK activation were measured in ASCs osteo-induced using either dexamethasone or vitamin D3 and correlated to mineralization...
April 11, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397192/effects-of-asarinin-on-dopamine-biosynthesis-and-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-cytotoxicity-in-pc12-cells
#13
Hyun Jin Park, Kyung Sook Lee, Ting Ting Zhao, Kyung Eun Lee, Myung Koo Lee
This study investigated the effects of asarinin on dopamine biosynthesis and 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced cytotoxicity in rat adrenal pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells. Treatment with asarinin (25-50 μM) increased intracellular dopamine levels and enhanced L-DOPA-induced increases in dopamine levels. Asarinin (25 μM) induced cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) signaling, leading to increased cyclic AMP-response element binding protein (CREB) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) phosphorylation, which in turn stimulated dopamine production...
April 10, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396837/myostatin-promotes-tenogenic-differentiation-of-c2c12-myoblast-cells-through-smad3
#14
Kazutaka Uemura, Masanori Hayashi, Toshiro Itsubo, Ayumu Oishi, Hiroko Iwakawa, Masatoshi Komatsu, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Hiroyuki Kato
Myostatin, a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, is expressed in developing and adult skeletal muscle and negatively regulates skeletal muscle growth. Recently, myostatin has been found to be expressed in tendons and increases tendon fibroblast proliferation and the expression of tenocyte markers. C2C12 is a mouse myoblast cell line, which has the ability to transdifferentiate into osteoblast and adipocyte lineages. We hypothesized that myostatin is capable of inducing tenogenic differentiation of C2C12 cells...
April 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392465/l-carnitine-preserves-cardiac-function-by-activating-p38-mapk-nrf2-signalling-in-hearts-exposed-to-irradiation
#15
Zhigang Fan, Yang Han, Yuanpeng Ye, Chao Liu, Hui Cai
Radiation-induced heart damage (RIHD) is now considered to be one of the causes of mortality in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Cardiac function impairments are clinical manifestations of RIHD. L-carnitine shows protective effects against irradiation and heart disease. This study was aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effects and potential molecular mechanisms of L-carnitine against RIHD. Mouse hearts were exposed to γ-radiation to induce RIHD. L-carnitine at doses of 100mg/Kg and 200mg/Kg was used to treat animals intraperitoneally...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392410/differential-roles-of-pkc-isoforms-pkcs-in-gnrh-stimulation-of-mapk-phosphorylation-in-gonadotrope-derived-cells
#16
REVIEW
Shany Mugami, Masha Dobkin-Bekman, Liat Rahamim-Ben Navi, Zvi Naor
The role of protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms (PKCs) in GnRH-stimulated MAPK [ERK1/2, JNK1/2 and p38) phosphorylation was examined in gonadotrope derived cells. GnRH induced a protracted activation of ERK1/2 and a slower and more transient activation of JNK1/2 and p38MAPK. Gonadotropes express conventional PKCα and PKCβII, novel PKCδ, PKCε and PKCθ, and atypical PKC-ι/λ. The use of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-PKCs constructs revealed that GnRH induced rapid translocation of PKCα and PKCβII to the plasma membrane, followed by their redistribution to the cytosol...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384253/epicatechin-elicits-myod-dependent-myoblast-differentiation-and-myogenic-conversion-of-fibroblasts
#17
Sang-Jin Lee, Young-Eun Leem, Ga-Yeon Go, Younhee Choi, Yoo Jin Song, Insol Kim, Do Yoon Kim, Yong Kee Kim, Dong-Wan Seo, Jong-Sun Kang, Gyu-Un Bae
Prevention of age-associated reduction in muscle mass and function is required to manage a healthy life. Supplemental (-)-Epicatechin (EC) appears to act as a potential regulator for muscle growth and strength. However, its cellular and molecular mechanisms as a potential muscle growth agent have not been studied well. In the current study, we investigated a role of EC in differentiation of muscle progenitors to gain the molecular insight into how EC regulates muscle growth. EC enhanced myogenic differentiation in a dose-dependent manner through stimulation of promyogenic signaling pathways, p38MAPK and Akt...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382366/delayed-onset-of-procoagulant-signalling-revealed-by-kinetic-analysis-of-coat-platelet-formation
#18
Lorenzo Alberio, Catherine Ravanat, Béatrice Hechler, Pierre H Mangin, François Lanza, Christian Gachet
The combined action of collagen and thrombin induces the formation of COAT platelets, which are characterised by a coat of procoagulant and adhesive molecules on their surface. Although recent work has started to highlight their clinical relevance, the exact mechanisms regulating the formation of procoagulant COAT platelets remain unclear. Therefore, we employed flow cytometry in order to visualise in real time surface and intracellular events following simultaneous platelet activation with convulxin and thrombin...
April 6, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380414/the-role-of-sirt1-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#19
REVIEW
Hedyieh Karbasforooshan, Gholamreza Karimi
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has been increasing worldwide. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCP) is the major risk for diabetes associated morbidity and mortality. Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia play an indispensable role in underlying mechanisms of DCP. They increase advanced glycation end products (AGEs) following a series of events leading to myocardial damage and cardiomyopathy which include oxidative stress, increased inflammation, fibrosis, hypertrophy and apoptosis. SIRT1 is a nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent deacetylase that removes acetyl groups from proteins which can be implicated in DCP...
April 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371678/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-new-pyrazolyl-ureas-and-imidazopyrazolecarboxamides-able-to-interfere-with-mapk-and-pi3k-upstream-signaling-involved-in-the-angiogenesis
#20
Elda Meta, Chiara Brullo, Adama Sidibe, Beat A Imhof, Olga Bruno
Taking into account the structure activity relationship information given by our previous studies, we designed and synthesized a small library of pyrazolylureas and imidazopyrazolecarboxamides fluorinated on urea moiety and differently decorated on pyrazole nucleus. All compounds were preliminary screened by Western blotting technique to evaluate their activity on MAPK and PI3K pathways by monitoring ERK1/2, p38MAPK and Akt phosphorylation, and also screened with a wound healing assay to assess their capacity in inhibiting endothelial cell migration, using human umbilical vein endothelial cells stimulated with VEGF...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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