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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637012/infiltrating-macrophages-in-diabetic-nephropathy-promote-podocytes-apoptosis-via-tnf-%C3%AE-ros-p38mapk-pathway
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Yinfeng Guo, Zhixia Song, Min Zhou, Ying Yang, Yu Zhao, Bicheng Liu, Xiaoliang Zhang
Macrophage infiltration has been linked to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, how infiltrating macrophages affect the progression of DN is unknown. Although infiltrating macrophages produce pro-inflammatory mediators and induce apoptosis in a variety of target cells, there are no studies in podocytes. Therefore, we tested the contribution of macrophages to podocytes apoptosis in DN. in vivo experiments showed that apoptosis in podocytes was increased in streptozocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats compared with control rats and that this apoptosis was accompanied by increased macrophages infiltration in the kidney...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636542/niaoduqing-granules-relieve-chronic-kidney-disease-symptoms-by-decreasing-renal-fibrosis-and-anemia
#2
Xu Wang, Suyun Yu, Qi Jia, Lichuan Chen, Jinqiu Zhong, Yanhong Pan, Peiliang Shen, Yin Shen, Siliang Wang, Zhonghong Wei, Yuzhu Cao, Yin Lu
NiaoDuQing (NDQ) granules, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been clinically used in China for over fourteen years to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD). To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of NDQ, we designed an approach incorporating chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, network biology methods, and cellular and molecular biology experiments. A total of 182 active compounds were identified in NDQ granules, and 397 putative targets associated with different diseases were derived through ADME modelling and target prediction tools...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634033/nickel-sulfate-promotes-il-17a-producing-cd4-t-cells-by-an-il-23-dependent-mechanism-regulated-by-tlr4-and-jak-stat-pathways
#3
Rami Bechara, Diane Antonios, Hayat Azouri, Marc Pallardy
Allergic contact dermatitis, caused by nickel, is a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction and 14.5% of the general population may be affected in Europe. Among a wide range of cytokines, the IL-12 family has unique structural and immunological characteristics. While IL-12p70 promotes T helper (Th) 1 cells polarization, IL-23 promotes Th17 cells development and both have been isolated from nickel-allergic patients. In this work, we were interested in understanding the mechanism behind nickel-induced Th17 cells development...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629242/differential-effect-of-p38-and-mk2-kinase-inhibitors-on-the-inflammatory-and-toxicity-biomarkers-in-vitro
#4
R K Singh, M Diwan, S G Dastidar, A K Najmi
BACKGROUND: Many inflammatory responses including chemotaxis, production of nitric oxide, and modulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines in immunological cells are mediated by p38MAPK. Due to its pivotal role, p38MAPK has been extensively explored as a molecular target for inhibition of chronic inflammation; however, it has not been successful so far due to serious toxicity issues. Among several downstream substrates of p38, mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) has been reported to be a direct and essential downstream component in regulation of innate immune and inflammatory responses...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624598/inhibition-of-lps-induced-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-raw-264-7-macrophage-cells-by-pvp-coated-naringenin-nanoparticle-via-down-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-mediated-stress-signaling
#5
Pradeep Kumar R, Annie Abraham
BACKGROUND: Naringenin (NAR) was found to display strong pharmacological properties. Since the clinical relevance of NAR is limited by its low bioavailability, we effectively synthesized and characterized a novel PVP-coated NAR nanoparticle (NAR NP) to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of NAR. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of NAR NP on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. METHODS: In vitro cell culture studies of LPS stimulated RAW 264...
April 6, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620161/different-signaling-patterns-contribute-to-loss-of-keratinocyte-cohesion-dependent-on-autoantibody-profile-in-pemphigus
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Elias Walter, Franziska Vielmuth, Lukas Rotkopf, Miklós Sárdy, Orsolya N Horváth, Matthias Goebeler, Enno Schmidt, Rüdiger Eming, Michael Hertl, Volker Spindler, Jens Waschke
Pemphigus is an autoimmune blistering skin disease caused primarily by autoantibodies against desmoglein (Dsg)1 and 3. Here, we characterized the mechanisms engaged by pemphigus IgG from patients with different clinical phenotypes and autoantibody profiles. All pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and pemphigus foliaceus (PF) IgG and AK23, a monoclonal mouse antibody against Dsg3, caused loss of cell cohesion, cytokeratin retraction and p38MAPK activation. Strong alterations in Dsg3 distribution were caused by mucosal (aDsg3 antibodies), mucocutaneous (aDsg1 + aDsg3) as well as atypical (aDsg3) PV-IgG...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620155/shp-2-activating-mutation-promotes-malignant-biological-behaviors-of-glioma-cells
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Yong Zhao, Lin Lin, Yonghui Zhang, Dangmurenjiafu Geng
BACKGROUND This study investigated the mechanism underlying the activating mutation of SHP-2 in promoting malignant biological behaviors of glioma cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS The SHP-2 empty plasmid pcDNA3.1 and SHP-2 activating mutation plasmid pcDNA3.1 SHP-2 D61G mutant eukaryotic expression vectors were designed; stable SHP-2-expressing cells transfected with pcDNA3.1 SHP-2 D61G mutant were set as the mutation group; cells transfected with pcDNA3.1 were set as the empty vector group; and cells without transfection were set as the control group...
June 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616865/isoacteoside-a-dihydroxyphenylethyl-glycoside-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-blocking-tlr4-dimerization
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Hongwei Gao, Yankun Cui, Naixin Kang, Xin Liu, Yanli Liu, Yue Zou, Ziyu Zhang, Xiaoran Li, Shilin Yang, Ji Li, Chunming Wang, Qiong-Ming Xu, Xiuping Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Isoacteoside (ISO) is a phenylethanoid isolated from Monochasma savatieri Franch. ex Maxim., which is an anti-inflammatory herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the exact mechanism of the anti-inflammatory activity of ISO is not completely understood. In this study, its anti-inflammatory mechanism in mouse macrophages was elucidated. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The expression of the NF-κB pathway, MAPK pathway, iNOS, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β was evaluated using western blotting, qRT-PCR or ELISA...
June 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610850/dietary-myo-inositol-deficiency-decreased-the-growth-performances-and-impaired-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-partly-relating-to-nrf2-jnk-e2f4-and-mlck-signaling-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#9
Shuang-An Li, Wei-Dan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
In this study, we investigated the effects of dietary myo-inositol on the growth and intestinal physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (221.83 ± 0.84 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of myo-inositol (27.0, 137.9, 286.8, 438.6, 587.7 and 737.3 mg/kg) for 10 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. The results indicated that compared with optimal myo-inositol levels, myo-inositol deficiency (27...
June 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610547/human-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-improves-survival-and-neurite-outgrowth-of-spiral-ganglion-neurons-in-vitro
#10
Michael Stolle, Jennifer Schulze, Ariane Römer, Thomas Lenarz, Martin Durisin, Athanasia Warnecke
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich and platelet poor plasma (PRP and PPP) are autologous preparations from peripheral blood and contain several growth factors and cytokines involved in tissue repair. Although their neuroprotective and -regenerative properties have been already described, little is known about their effects in the inner ear. We therefore examined the effects of PRP and PPP on spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) in vitro. RESULTS: For all experiments, spiral ganglia were isolated from neonatal rats and were cultured in serum-free medium...
June 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609714/mfhas1-suppresses-tlr4-signaling-pathway-via-induction-of-pp2a-c-subunit-cytoplasm-translocation-and-inhibition-of-c-jun-dephosphorylation-at-thr239
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Qiqing Shi, Bo Xiong, Jing Zhong, Huihui Wang, Duan Ma, Changhong Miao
TLR4, an important Toll-like receptor in innate immunity, can be activated by LPS and induce proinflammatory cytokines to resist invasion of pathogenic microorganism, but excessive inflammation can trigger tissue injury. Many genes negatively regulate TLR4 signaling pathway. Recent studies found that malignant fibrous histiocytoma amplified sequence 1 (MFHAS1) suppressed the expression of cytokine IL6 in Raw264.7 cells stimulated by LPS, but the mechanisms remained unclear. This study investigated the role of MFHAS1 in TLR4 signaling pathway and the possible mechanisms implicated...
June 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600798/inhibition-of-p38mapk-signaling-prevents-epidermal-blistering-and-alterations-of-desmosome-structure-induced-by-pemphigus-autoantibodies-in-human-epidermis
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D T Egu, E Walter, V Spindler, J Waschke
BACKGROUND: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a skin blistering disease caused by autoantibodies targeting the desmosomal adhesion proteins desmoglein (Dsg) 3 and 1. The mechanisms underlying pemphigus skin blistering are not fully elucidated but p38MAPK activation is one of the signaling events necessary for full loss of cell cohesion. However, it is unclear whether ultrastructural hallmarks of desmosome morphology as observed in patients' lesions are mediated by p38MAPK signaling. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we tested the relevance of p38MAPK for blister formation and the ultrastructural changes induced by PV autoantibodies in human skin...
June 10, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600205/structural-characterization-of-a-pectic-polysaccharide-from-codonopsis-pilosula-and-its-immunomodulatory-activities-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Pei Zhang, Linhai Hu, Ruibin Bai, Xiaoping Zheng, Yuling Ma, Xia Gao, Bolu Sun, Fangdi Hu
A pectic polysaccharide (named as CPP1c) extracted from Codonopsis pilosula was evaluated for its structural features and potential of immune-modulating activities in an aging mouse model of senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) in vitro and in vivo. The relative molecular weight and the absolute molecular weight of CPP1c were 1.26×10(5)Da and 1.49×10(5)Da, respectively. Investigation of structural features by a combination of chemical and instrumental analysis showed CPP1c was composed of →1)-α-L-Rhap-(2,4→, →1)-α-L-Araf-(5→, →1)-α-D-Galp-(6→ and →1)-α-D-GalpA-(4→ in a molar ratio of 3:1:2:33...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600187/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-influences-migration-and-focal-adhesions-but-not-proliferation-or-viability-of-human-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-derived-from-olfactory-epithelium
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Gerardo Bernabé Ramírez-Rodríguez, Gerardo Rodrigo Perera-Murcia, Leonardo Ortiz-López, Nelly Maritza Vega-Rivera, Harish Babu, Maria García-Anaya, Jorge Julio González-Olvera
In humans, new neurons are continuously added in the olfactory epithelium even in the adulthood. The resident neural stem/progenitor cells (hNS/PCs-OE) in the olfactory epithelium are influenced by several growth factors and neurotrophins. Among these modulators the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has attracted attention due its implicated in cell proliferation, survival and migration of other type of neural/stem progenitor cells. Interestingly, VEGFr2 receptor expression in olfactory epithelium has been described in amphibians but not in humans...
June 7, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598489/nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-protection-of-the-rat-heart-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion
#15
Spyros A Mavropoulos, Nayaab S Khan, Asaph C J Levy, Bradley T Faliks, Cristina P Sison, Valentin A Pavlov, Youhua Zhang, Kaie Ojamaa
Reperfusion injury following acute myocardial infarction is associated with significant morbidity. Activation of neuronal or non-neuronal cholinergic pathways in the heart has been shown to reduce ischemic injury and this effect has been attributed primarily to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. In contrast, the role of nicotinic receptors, specifically alpha-7 subtype (α7nAChR) in the myocardium remains unknown which offers an opportunity to potentially repurpose several agonists/modulators that are currently under development for neurologic indications...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592882/ml290-is-a-biased-allosteric-agonist-at-the-relaxin-receptor-rxfp1
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Martina Kocan, Mohsin Sarwar, Sheng Y Ang, Jingbo Xiao, Juan J Marugan, Mohammed A Hossain, Chao Wang, Dana S Hutchinson, Chrishan S Samuel, Alexander I Agoulnik, Ross A D Bathgate, Roger J Summers
Activation of the relaxin receptor RXFP1 has been associated with improved survival in acute heart failure. ML290 is a small molecule RXFP1 agonist with simple structure, long half-life and high stability. Here we demonstrate that ML290 is a biased agonist in human cells expressing RXFP1 with long-term beneficial actions on markers of fibrosis in human cardiac fibroblasts (HCFs). ML290 did not directly compete with orthosteric relaxin binding and did not affect binding kinetics, but did increase binding to RXFP1...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592707/endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-independent-pleiotropic-effects-of-pitavastatin-against-atherogenesis-and-limb-ischemia-in-mice
#17
Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Ryoko Uemoto, Kazue Ishikawa, Sumiko Yoshida, Yasumasa Ikeda, Shusuke Yagi, Toshio Matsumoto, Masashi Akaike, Ken-Ichi Aihara
AIM: Statins have a protective impact against cardiovascular diseases through not only lipid-lowering effects but also pleiotropic effects, including activation of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) system. We aimed to clarify the protective effects of a statin against atherogenesis and ischemia in eNOS(-/-) mice. METHODS: Study 1. eNOS(-/-) Apolipoprotein E (ApoE)(-/-) mice were treated with a vehicle or pitavastatin (0.3 mg/kg/day) for 4 weeks...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587350/effects-of-hyperbaric-factors-on-lidocaine-induced-apoptosis-in-spinal-neurons-and-the-role-of-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-in-rats-with-diabetic-neuropathic-pain
#18
Xiaolan Zheng, Ling Chen, Xiaohong Du, Junying Cai, Shuchun Yu, Hongtao Wang, Guohai Xu, Zhenzhong Luo
The application of lidocaine can lead to nerve damage. Evidence suggests that patients with diabetic neuropathy are at a higher risk for neurotoxicity. In the present study, the successful induction of diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) in rats via a high-sugar, high-fat diet and intraperitoneal injection of 1% streptozotocin was verified and pronounced tactile allodynia was observed. It was found that intrathecal injections of hyperbaric lidocaine produced motor blocks of longer durations in the DNP model rats than in nondiabetic rats, or in DNP model rats injected with isobaric lidocaine...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586028/atm-mediates-dab2ip-deficient-bladder-cancer-cell-resistance-to-ionizing-radiation-through-the-p38mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#19
Hui He, Rulve Chang, Tingting Zhang, Chen Yang, Zhaolu Kong
Although surgery remains the standard therapy for the treatment of bladder cancer (BCa), the data from previous clinical studies suggest that there is an increase in the number of patients with a preference for bladder preservation strategies, including radiotherapy, to improve their life quality. Our preliminary results showed that disabled homolog 2 interactive protein (DAB2IP), a putative tumor suppressor gene, is often downregulated in BCa with a radioresistant phenotype. Subsequent investigations revealed that elevated expression of ataxia‑telangiectasia mutated (ATM) induced by DAB2IP‑knockdown may be the key event in BCa cell resistance to ionizing radiation (IR)...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581447/time-window-is-important-for-adenosine-preventing-cold-induced-injury-to-the-endothelium
#20
Yan Li, Xiao-Xia Hu, Li Fu, Jing Chen, Li-He Lu, Xiang Liu, Zhe Xu, Li Zhou, Zhi-Ping Wang, Xi Zhang, Zhi-Jun Ou, Jing-Song Ou
Cold cardioplegia is used to induce heart arrest during cardiac surgery. However, endothelial function may be compromised after this procedure. Accordingly, interventions such as adenosine, that mimic the effects of preconditioning, may minimize endothelial injury. Herein, we investigated whether adenosine prevents cold-induced injury to the endothelium. Cultured human cardiac microvascular endothelial cells were treated with adenosine for different durations. Phosphorylation and expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), p38MAPK, ERK1/2, and p70S6K6 were measured along with nitric oxide (NO) production using diaminofluorescein-2 diacetate (DAF-2DA) probe...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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