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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534957/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-modulating-the-mapk-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Jin-Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Youngchul Kim, Minji Choi, Seoyeon Min, Yong Hoon Joo, Sung-Vin Yim, Namhyun Chung
In the present study, we aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms and prophylactic effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Cell counting and MTT assays were used to assess cell viability in the absence or presence of GSP. Reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) was performed for several inflammation-related genes (NOD1, NOD2, TLR2, TLR4, IL-1 β, IL-6, IL-8, iNOS and COX-2). The expression of anti-inflammatory cell signaling molecules, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38, extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK), Akt, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), inhibitory-κBα (IκBα), iNOS and COX-2, was evaluated by western blot analysis...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534083/synthetic-alpha-synuclein-fibrils-cause-mitochondrial-impairment-and-selective-dopamine-neurodegeneration-in-part-via-inos-mediated-nitric-oxide-production
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Victor Tapias, Xiaoping Hu, Kelvin C Luk, Laurie H Sanders, Virginia M Lee, J Timothy Greenamyre
Intracellular accumulation of α-synuclein (α-syn) are hallmarks of synucleinopathies, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Exogenous addition of preformed α-syn fibrils (PFFs) into primary hippocampal neurons induced α-syn aggregation and accumulation. Likewise, intrastriatal inoculation of PFFs into mice and non-human primates generates Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites associated with PD-like neurodegeneration. Herein, we investigate the putative effects of synthetic human PFFs on cultured rat ventral midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons...
May 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533892/malate-aspartate-shuttle-inhibitor-aminooxyacetic-acid-blocks-lipopolysaccharides-induced-activation-of-bv2-microglia
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Wangsong Shang, Xunbin Wei, Weihai Ying
NADH shuttles, including malate-aspartate shuttle (MAS) and glycerol-3-phosphate shuttle, mediate the transfer of the reducing equivalents of cytosolic NADH into mitochondria. In our current study, we used BV2 microglia as a cellular model to determine the roles of NADH shuttles in lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-induced microglial activation. We found that aminooxyacetic acid (AOAA), a widely used MAS inhibitor, significantly attenuated LPS-induced increases in the levels of nitric oxide-a hallmarker of microglial activation...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533328/tendon-stem-progenitor-cells-regulate-inflammation-in-tendon-healing-via-jnk-and-stat3-signaling
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Solaiman Tarafder, Esther Chen, Yena Jun, Kristy Kao, Kun Hee Sim, Jungho Back, Francis Y Lee, Chang H Lee
Tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSCs) have been found in different anatomic locations and showed a promising regenerative potential. We identified a role of TSCs in the regulation of inflammation during healing of acute tendon injuries. Delivery of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) into full-transected rat patellar tendons significantly increased the number of CD146(+) TSCs, leading to enhanced healing. In parallel, CTGF delivery significantly reduced the number of iNOS(+) M1 Mϕs and increased the expression of anti-inflammatory IL-10 at 2 d after surgery, with over 85% CD146(+) TSCs expressing IL-10...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532842/effects-of-diet-and-arginine-treatment-during-the-luteal-phase-on-ovarian-no-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-ewes
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Yi-Xuan Guo, Hai-Tao Nie, Ling-Wei Sun, Guo-Min Zhang, Kai-Ping Deng, Yi-Xuan Fan, Feng Wang
The aim of this study was to determine whether arginine (Arg) supplementation of malnourished ewes affects the expression of key NO/PGC-1α signaling pathway genes in the ovary. On Day 6-15 of the estrous cycle, 24 multiparous Hu sheep (BW = 43.56 ± 1.53 kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: control group (CG; n = 6), restriction group (RG; n = 9) and l-arginine group (AG; n = 9), and administered Arg treatment (or vehicle) three times per day. The ewes were slaughtered at the end of treatment, and blood samples and ovaries were collected for analysis...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532201/vitamin-d-status-in-algerian-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-patients-an-immunomodulatory-effect-on-no-pathway
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Zineb Djeraba, Fatiha Benlabidi, Fatma Zohra Djaballah-Ider, Oussama Medjeber, Amina Arroul-Lammali, Houda Belguendouz, Fifi Otmani, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
Behçet's disease (BD) is an inflammatory multisystemic disorder associated with orogenital ulcers, uveitis and skin lesions with unpredictable episodes of exacerbations and remissions. Even though several immunological and environmental factors contribute to BD progression, its ethiopathogenesis remains uncertain and elusive. Considered as one of the potent environmental factors that can increase prevalence of some autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to several diseases as BD...
May 22, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531922/protective-effect-of-averrhoa-bilimbi-l-fruit-extract-on-ulcerative-colitis-in-wistar-rats-via-regulation-of-inflammatory-mediators-and-cytokines
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Jagadish Kumar Suluvoy, Sakthivel K M, Guruvayoorappan C, Berlin Grace V M
Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a lingering type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which affects the colon mucosa. Ulcerative colitis is majorly associated with oxidative stress and inflammation in colon tissue leading to damage. Averrhoa bilimbi L. fruit is rich in antioxidant phytochemicals including Vitamin C. In the current research, we have evaluated the defence mechanism of Averrhoa bilimbi L. on Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Male wistar rats were treated with Averrhoa bilimbi L. fruit extract (50mg/kg/bwt and 100mg/kg/bwt) and a standard drug Sulfasalazine (100mg/kg/bwt) for 6 consecutive days via intra peritoneally...
May 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529743/omental-synovial-sarcoma-mimicking-an-ovarian-malignancy-a-case-report
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Naoyuki Iwahashi, Yoko Deguchi, Yuko Horiuchi, Kazuhiko Ino, Kenichi Furukawa
Synovial sarcoma is clinically rare, and cases of synovial sarcoma arising in the omentum are particularly rare. Only 3 cases have been reported in the literature to dtae, and they were associated with a poor prognosis. We herein report a rare case of aggressive primary omental synovial sarcoma presenting as an ovarian malignancy. A 53-year-old multigravida woman was referred to our hospital due to progressive abdominal distension. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large heterogeneous mass with an irregular component occupying the lower abdominal cavity, with an intact uterus...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529178/anti-inflammatory-activities-of-compounds-from-twigs-of-morus-alba
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Huynh Nguyen Khanh Tran, Van Thu Nguyen, Jeong Ah Kim, Seong Soo Rho, Mi Hee Woo, Jae Sui Choi, Jeong-Hyung Lee, Byung Sun Min
Five new compounds, 10-oxomornigrol F (1), (7″R)-(-)-6-(7″-hydroxy-3″,8″-dimethyl-2″,8″-octadien-1″-yl)apigenin (2), ramumorin A (3), ramumorin B (4), and (4S,7S,8R)-trihydroxyoctadeca-5Z-enoic acid (5), together with 31 known compounds (6-36), were isolated from the twigs of Morus alba (Moraceae). The chemical structures of these compounds were established using spectroscopic analyses, 1D and 2D NMR, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HRESIMS), and Mosher's methods. The anti-inflammatory activities of the compounds were evaluated by investigating their ability to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophage RAW 264...
May 18, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528333/effect-of-1-25-oh-2d3-on-proliferation-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-and-expressions-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-through-regulating-microrna-22-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ping Fan, Lan He, Nan Hu, Jing Luo, Jing Zhang, Ling-Fei Mo, Yan-Hua Wang, Dan Pu, Xiao-Hong Lv, Zhi-Ming Hao, Chang-Hai Ding, Wu-Jun Xue, Yang Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the regulatory mechanism of 1,25-(OH)2D3 on the proliferation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) and expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rats via microRNA-22 (miR-22). METHODS: A rat model of RA was established with a subcutaneous injection of type II collagen. After treated with different concentrations of 1,25-(OH)2D3 the proliferation of FLS was estimated by the MTT method, and the optimal concentration of 1,25-(OH)2D3 was selected for further experiments...
May 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527839/modulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-14-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-3-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-4-and-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-the-development-of-periapical-lesions
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Lorena Teodoro de Castro Cassanta, Virmondes Rodrigues, Jose Roberto Violatti-Filho, Benedito Alves Teixeira Neto, Vinícius Marques Tavares, Eduarda Castelo Branco Araujo Bernal, Danila Malheiros Souza, Marcelo Sivieri Araujo, Sanivia Aparecida de Lima Pereira, Denise Bertulucci Rocha Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Periapical cysts and granulomas are chronic lesions caused by an inflammatory immune response against microbial challenge in the root canal. Different cell types, cytokines, and molecules have been associated with periapical lesion formation and expansion. Therefore, because of the chronic inflammatory state of these lesions, the aim of this study was to evaluate the in situ expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-14 and -19, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-3 and -4, CD68, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in periapical cysts and granulomas...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524200/isolation-of-a-novel-bioactive-protein-from-an-edible-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii-and-its-anti-inflammatory-potential
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Biao Yuan, Liyan Zhao, Kanyasiri Rakariyatham, Yanhui Han, Zili Gao, Benard Muinde Kimatu, Qiuhui Hu, Hang Xiao
Edible mushrooms are rich sources of bioactive components. In this study, a bioactive protein, PEP, was isolated from an edible mushroom, Pleurotus eryngii, through (NH4)2SO4 precipitation and ion-exchange chromatography. Proteomic analysis by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry showed that PEP was a novel protein with a molecular weight of 40 kDa. PEP exhibited anti-inflammatory effects in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages by inhibiting the overproduction of pro-inflammatory mediators including nitric oxide (NO), cytokine IL-1β and IL-6...
May 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524086/dietary-green-pea-protects-against-dss-induced-colitis-in-mice-challenged-with-high-fat-diet
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Shima Bibi, Luís Fernando de Sousa Moraes, Noelle Lebow, Mei-Jun Zhu
Obesity is a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease. Pea is unique with its high content of dietary fiber, polyphenolics, and glycoproteins, all of which are known to be health beneficial. We aimed to investigate the impact of green pea (GP) supplementation on the susceptibility of high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis. Six-week-old C57BL/6J female mice were fed a 45% HFD or HFD supplemented with 10% GP. After 7-week dietary supplementation, colitis was induced by adding 2...
May 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524081/protective-effects-of-tormentic-acid-a-major-component-of-suspension-cultures-of-eriobotrya-japonica-cells-on-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice
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Wen-Ping Jiang, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hiroshi Saito, Naoto Uramaru, Hui-Ya Ho, Jin-Bin Wu, Guan-Jhong Huang
An acetaminophen (APAP) overdose can cause hepatotoxicity and lead to fatal liver damage. The hepatoprotective effects of tormentic acid (TA) on acetaminophen (APAP)-induced liver damage were investigated in mice. TA was intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered for six days prior to APAP administration. Pretreatment with TA prevented the elevation of serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), total bilirubin (T-Bil), total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), and liver lipid peroxide levels in APAP-treated mice and markedly reduced APAP-induced histological alterations in liver tissues...
May 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522271/medroxyprogesterone-acetate-drives-m2-macrophage-differentiation-toward-a-phenotype-of-decidual-macrophage
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Yung-Chieh Tsai, Joseph T Tseng, Chia-Yih Wang, Mei-Tsz Su, Jyun-Yuan Huang, Pao-Lin Kuo
M1 macrophage differentiation plays a crucial role in enhanced inflammation during pregnancy, which may lead to pregnancy complications. Therefore, modulation of macrophage differentiation toward the M2 phenotype is desirable to ensure a successful pregnancy. Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is a potent progestin with an anti-inflammatory property, but its effect on macrophage differentiation is unknown. This study aimed to examine whether MPA can induce an M2 macrophage differentiation by using the human monocytes cell line THP-1 or primary monocytes...
May 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518138/betulin-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-lps-stimulated-macrophages-and-endotoxin-shocked-mice-through-an-ampk-akt-nrf2-dependent-mechanism
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Xinxin Ci, Junfeng Zhou, Hongming Lv, Qinlei Yu, Liping Peng, Shucheng Hua
Continued oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn could mediate most chronic diseases including cancer. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2), a critical transcriptional activator for antioxidative responses, has envolved to be an attractive drug target for the treatment or prevention of human diseases. In the present study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of betulin on Nrf2 activation and its involvement in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-triggered inflammatory system...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515388/nitric-oxide-is-critical-for-avoiding-hepatic-lipid-overloading-via-il6-induction-during-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy-in-mice
#17
Yue Yu, Miho Tamai, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa
Nitric oxide (NO), generated from L-arginine by three different isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), is a pleiotropic factor to regulate physiological functions in almost every organ and tissue. Each knockout mouse of iNOS or eNOS has been used to suggest that NO has a crucial role in liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PH), for NO may inhibit caspase 3 activity and is required for EGFR signaling. In previous reports, defective mitochondrial β-oxidation was observed in eNOS KO mice, and hepatic steatosis was often correlated to deficient liver regeneration, so we focused on metabolic perspective and hypothesized that NO depletion in PH mice would affect hepatocytic lipolysis and impair hepatocytes proliferation...
May 18, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515369/effect-of-reverse-vessel-remodeling-on-regression-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-treated-with-aggressive-lipid-and-blood-pressure-lowering-therapy%C3%A3-insight-from-million-study
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Tadatsugu Gamou, Kenji Sakata, Hayato Tada, Tetsuo Konno, Kenshi Hayashi, Hidekazu Ino, Masakazu Yamagishi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri
BACKGROUND: The MILLION study, a prospective randomized multicenter study, revealed that lipid and blood pressure (BP)-lowering therapy resulted in regression of coronary plaque as determined by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). In the present study we performed additional analysis to investigate the associated factors with regression of coronary plaque.Methods and Results:We investigated serial 3D IVUS images from 68 patients in the MILLION study. Standard IVUS parameters were assessed at both baseline and follow-up (18-24 months)...
May 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513991/immunoprotective-effect-of-chitosan-particles-on-hymenolepis-nana-infected-mice
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Mahmoud Abdel-Latif, Gamal El-Shahawi, Shawky M Aboelhadid, Heba Abdel-Tawab
Hymenolepis nana is the most commonly known intestinal cestode infecting mainly human. The present study aimed to investigate the potential effect of chitosan particles (CSP) to enhance the immune system against H. nana infection. Determination of worm burden, egg output, histopathological changes, oxidative stress markers (lipid peroxidation & reduced glutathione), goblet (GCs) and mucosal mast cells (MMCs) counts in intestinal ileum were performed. In addition, levels of intestinal mRNA expression of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-9, stem cell factor (SCF), type I & II interferons (IFN)-α/ γ, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, mucin 2 (MUC2), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOs) were investigated using real-time PCR...
May 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513174/structure-and-activity-relationship-of-curcumin-role-of-methoxy-group-in-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-colitis-effects-of-curcumin
#20
Haixia Yang, Zheyuan Du, Weicang Wang, Mingyue Song, Katherine Z Sanidad, Elvira Sukamtoh, Jennifer Zheng, Li Tian, Hang Xiao, Zhenhua Liu, Guodong Zhang
Curcumin, a dietary compound from Turmeric, has beneficial effects on inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease. While most previous studies have focused on structure-activity relationship of the thiol-reactive α, β-unsaturated carbonyl groups of curcumin, little is known about the roles of methoxy groups in biological activities of curcumin. Here we synthesized a series of curcumin analogs with different substitution groups (R = H-, Br-, Cl-, F-, NO2-, CH3-, and OH-) to replace the methoxy group, and evaluated their biological effects in vitro and in vivo...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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