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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535415/dual-hypopigmentary-effects-of-punicalagin-via-the-erk-and-akt-pathways
#1
Jun Seob Shin, Jun Hee Cho, Hana Lee, Hyo-Soon Jeong, Myo-Kyoung Kim, Hye-Young Yun, Nyoun Soo Kwon, Dong-Seok Kim
Punicalagin is a phenolic compound with antioxidant properties. However, the effects of punicalagin on melanin synthesis have been poorly evaluated. Therefore, we investigated the effects of punicalagin on melanogenesis in Mel-Ab cells. Punicalagin significantly inhibited melanin synthesis in a dose-dependent manner. In accordance with the melanin content, punicalagin also dose-dependently decreased tyrosinase activity. Punicalagin did not directly inhibit tyrosinase in a cell-free system but did downregulate the expression of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) and tyrosinase...
May 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533189/potential-therapeutic-effects-of-odorants-through-their-ectopic-receptors-in-pigmented-cells
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REVIEW
Barbara Pavan, Antonio Capuzzo, Alessandro Dalpiaz
Several olfactory receptors (ORs) have been characterized outside the olfactory neuroepithelium in neuronal and non-neuronal tissues, where they were implicated in the recognition of diverse chemical signals. ORs have been found to regulate melanogenesis in skin melanocytes, and OR expression has been found in the human brain nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons, where production of melanin occurs as neuromelanin and can change with age; OR expression is downregulated in Parkinson's disease. Therefore, we propose several odorants as new functional ligands to ORs expressed in non-olfactory pigmented cells as dopaminergic neurons and melanocytes, where, by acting on cAMP-induced melanin production, they could help to counteract melanogenic and neurodegenerative dysfunctions, including melanoma and Parkinson's disease...
May 19, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515769/inhibitory-effects-of-different-fractions-of-nepeta-satureioides-on-melanin-synthesis-through-reducing-oxidative-stress
#3
Seyed Ahmad Emami, Rezvan Yazdian-Robati, Mohammad Sadeghi, Javad Baharara, Elaheh Amini, Farzaneh Salek, Zahra Tayarani-Najaran
Nepeta satureioides Boiss. has been used in traditional medicine of eastern countries and is famous for its medicinal properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of methanol (MeOH), n-hexane and dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) fractions of the extract on melanin synthesis and oxidative stress in B16F10 melanoma cell line. The B16F10 cell line viability after treatment with increasing concentrations of different fractions of the plant (5-60 μg/mL) was measured using MTT assay. The inhibitory effect on synthesis of melanin, mushroom tyrosinase activity, cellular tyrosinase and oxidative stress were determined by the colorimetric and fluorometric methods...
April 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507486/melanin-and-lipofuscin-as-hallmarks-of-skin-aging
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REVIEW
Anna Skoczyńska, Elżbieta Budzisz, Ewa Trznadel-Grodzka, Helena Rotsztejn
Discoloration are symptoms of skin aging. They are connected with presence of melanin and lipofuscin, whose excess and abnormal distribution in the skin cause dark spots to appear. Melanin is formed under the influence of tyrosinase during melanogenesis. Its content changes with age, which may be a result of menopause. Lipofuscin is another example of the age pigment. It is composed of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. It is described as an age pigment because its content increases with age. The formation and accumulation of lipofuscin is inevitable and leads to cell and homeostasis dysfunction because it reduces the proteasome activity...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505073/anti-pigmentary-effect-of-4-hydroxysattabacin-from-the-marine-derived-bacterium-bacillus-sp
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Kyuri Kim, Alain S Leutou, Haein Jeong, Dayoung Kim, Chi Nam Seong, Sang-Jip Nam, Kyung-Min Lim
Bioactivity-guided isolation of a crude extract from a culture broth of Bacillus sp. has led to the isolation of (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin (1). The inhibitory effect of (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin (1) was investigated on melanogenesis in the murine melanoma cell line, B16F10, and human melanoma cell line, MNT-1, as well as a pigmented 3D-human skin model. (-)-4-Hydroxysattabacin treatment decreased melanin contents in a dose-dependent manner in α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated B16F10 cells. Quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) demonstrated that treatment with (-)-4-hydroxysattabacin down-regulated several melanogenic genes, including tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRP-1), and tyrosinase-related protein 2 (TRP-2) while their enzymatic activities were unaffected...
May 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497306/triterpenoid-saponins-from-polaskia-chichipe-backbg-and-their-inhibitory-or-promotional-effects-on-the-melanogenesis-of-b16-melanoma-cells
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Koji Fujihara, Kunio Takahashi, Kiyotaka Koyama, Kaoru Kinoshita
Five new oleanane-type saponins 1-5 together with a known saponin 6 and a steroidal glycoside 7 were isolated from Polaskia chichipe Backbg., and their structures were determined from their 1D and 2D NMR and HRFABMS spectral data. The six isolated saponins 1-6 were tested for their effects on the melanogenesis of B16 melanoma 4A5 cells. Compound 1 exerted an inhibitory effect at 100 μM whereas compound 3 promoted melanogenesis at the same concentration, even though these two compounds contain the same aglycon structure...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494100/paracrine-regulation-of-melanogenesis
#7
REVIEW
X H Yuan, Z H Jin
Melanocytes are generally characterized by the basic ability of melanin synthesis and transfer to adjacent keratinocytes to constitute individual skin phenotype and provide epidermal protection from various stimuli, such as ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, through a complex process called melanogenesis, which can be regulated by autocrine or paracrine factors. Recent evidences have revealed the paracrine effects of keratinocytes on melanogenesis by secreting cytokines, including alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and endothelin-1...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492484/the-potential-of-triterpenoids-from-loquat-leaves-eriobotrya-japonica-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-skin-disorder
#8
Hui Tan, Tamrakar Sonam, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
The leaves of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) possess high medicinal value and have been used as traditional medicines. However, there are no evidence-based studies on the skin-care effects of E. japonica leaves. To explore new biological activities of E. japonica leaves against skin disorder and to gain a better understanding of the chemical components associated with bioactivities, we evaluated 18 triterpenoids from E. japonica leaves on anti-melanogenesis, anti-acne, anti-allergy and anti-aging activities. Our results revealed that eight compounds showed anti-melanogenesis activity, of which ursolic acid (1) and maslinic acid (7) were the most potent with the similar selective index to that of arbutin...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488417/melanogenesis-inhibitory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-phenolics-from-periploca-forrestii
#9
Cai-Ling Sun, Lei Chen, Jian Xu, Wei Qu, Li Guan, Wen-Yuan Liu, Toshihiro Akihisa, Feng Feng, Jie Zhang
Two new tetrahydrofuran-type lignans, (-)-gentioluteol-9-O-β-D-glucoside (1), (-)-berchemol 9-O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1→6)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2), along with sixteen known compounds 3-18 were isolated from the 95% EtOH extract of the stems of Periploca forrestii. The structures of new tetrahydrofuran-type lignans were determined by HR-ESI-MS and various NMR techniques in combination with CD method. Then, their antioxidant abilities were evaluated by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazul (DPPH), 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radical scavenging activity, and ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays...
May 10, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486572/evaluation-of-mc1r-high-throughput-nucleotide-sequencing-data-generated-by-the-1000-genomes-project
#10
Leonardo Arduino Marano, Letícia Marcorin, Erick da Cruz Castelli, Celso Teixeira Mendes-Junior
The advent of next-generation sequencing allows simultaneous processing of several genomic regions/individuals, increasing the availability and accuracy of whole-genome data. However, these new approaches may present some errors and bias due to alignment, genotype calling, and imputation methods. Despite these flaws, data obtained by next-generation sequencing can be valuable for population and evolutionary studies of specific genes, such as genes related to how pigmentation evolved among populations, one of the main topics in human evolutionary biology...
May 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481450/novel-regulation-of-melanogenesis-by-adiponectin-via-the-ampk-crtc-pathway
#11
Seunghyun Bang, Kwang Hee Won, Hye-Rim Moon, Hanju Yoo, Areum Hong, Youngsup Song, Sung Eun Chang
Several studies observed that adiponectin, an important adipokine that improves glucose metabolism by regulating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling, is dermatologically beneficial. In our recent microarray data, we found that adiponectin expression was lower in lesional skin than in non-lesional skin of melasma patients. Given that AMPK is a key adiponectin signaling mediator, we investigated the role of adiponectin and AICAR, a cell-permeable AMPK activator, in melanogenesis. We herein showed that adiponectin and AICAR downregulated MITF, tyrosinase, TRP-1, and DCT expression and reduced melanin content in normal human and mouse melanocytes...
May 8, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480983/effects-of-two-chronic-stresses-on-mental-state-and-hair-follicle-melanogenesis-in-mice
#12
Sha Liao, Jinpeng Lv, Jia Zhou, Praveen Kumar Kalavagunta, Jing Shang
Growing bodies of data show that psychological stress can be associated with hair loss and vitiligo. Researchers have revealed that stress could indeed inhibit hair growth in vivo, but the relationship between chronic stress and melanogenesis remains unknown. In this study, we established two types of stress models, chronic restraint stress (CRS) and chronic unpredicted mild stress (CUMS) mice models, and explored the possible role of stress in mice hair follicle melanogenesis. We found that stress changed hippocampal morphology, decreased 5-HT level in brain and skin and down-regulated 5-HT1A receptor expression in hippocampal CA1 region and skin...
May 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465218/structure-toxicity-relationship-of-cefoperazone-and-its-impurities-to-developing-zebrafish-by-transcriptome-and-raman-analysis
#13
Ying Han, Jianqin Qian, Jingpu Zhang, Changqin Hu, Chen Wang
Cefoperazone (CFP) is a potent antibacterial agent that is widely used for the treatment of bacterial infections. Previously, we found that both the C-7 and C-3 substituents of CFP are toxic functional groups, and two groups could affect gene expression in zebrafish embryos, thereby resulting in variable abnormal phenotypes. (6R, 7S)-cefoperazone (7S-CFP) is the 7-epimer of CFP and 1-methyl-1H-tetrazole-5-thiol (MTT) is the C-3 substituent of CFP. Both molecules are impurities isolated from CFP that can induce adverse effects...
April 29, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463841/skin-pigmentation-genetics-for-the-clinic
#14
Stephen A Ainger, Kasturee Jagirdar, Katie J Lee, H Peter Soyer, Richard A Sturm
Human pigmentation characteristics play an important role in the effects of sun exposure, skin cancer induction and disease outcomes. Several of the genes most important for this diversity are involved in the regulation and distribution of melanin pigmentation or enzymes involved in melanogenesis itself within the melanocyte cell present in the skin, hair and eyes. The single nucleotide polymorphisms and extended haplotypes within or surrounding these genes have been identified as risk factors for skin cancer, in particular, melanoma...
May 3, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461770/pimecrolimus-increases-the-melanogenesis-and-migration-of-melanocytes-in-vitro
#15
Ping Xu, Jie Chen, Cheng Tan, Ren-Sheng Lai, Zhong-Sheng Min
Vitiligo is an intriguing depigmentary disorder and is notoriously difficult to be treated. The ultimate goal of vitiligo treatment is to replenish the lost melanocytes by immigration from hair follicle and to restore the normal function of melanogenesis by residual melanocytes. There are two types of topical calcineurin inhibitors called tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, and are recommended as the first-line treatments in vitiligo. Although pimecrolimus is efficacious for the repigmentation of vitiligo, its intrinsic mechanisms have never been investigated in vitro...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460440/histamine-therapeutic-efficacy-in-metastatic-melanoma-role-of-histamine-h4-receptor-agonists-and-opportunity-for-combination-with-radiation
#16
Noelia A Massari, Melisa B Nicoud, Lorena Sambuco, Graciela P Cricco, Diego J Martinel Lamas, María V Herrero Ducloux, Horacio Blanco, Elena S Rivera, Vanina A Medina
The aims of the work were to improve our knowledge of the role of H4R in melanoma proliferation and assess in vivo the therapeutic efficacy of histamine, clozapine and JNJ28610244, an H4R agonist, in a preclinical metastatic model of melanoma. Additionally, we aimed to investigate the combinatorial effect of histamine and gamma radiation on the radiobiological response of melanoma cells.Results indicate that 1205Lu metastatic melanoma cells express H4R and that histamine inhibits proliferation, in part through the stimulation of the H4R, and induces cell senescence and melanogenesis...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457648/circulating-testosterone-and-its-feather-gene-expression-of-receptors-and-metabolic-enzymes-in-relation-to-melanin-based-coloration-in-the-barn-owl
#17
Paul Béziers, Anne-Lyse Ducrest, Céline Simon, Alexandre Roulin
Knowledge of how and why secondary sexual characters are associated with sex hormones is important to understand their signalling function. Such a link can occur if testosterone participates in the elaboration of sex-traits, if the display of an ornament triggers behavioural response in conspecifics that induce a rise in testosterone or if genes implicated in the elaboration of a sex-trait pleiotropically regulate testosterone physiology. To evaluate the origin of the covariation between melanism and testosterone we measured this hormone and the expression of enzymes involved in its metabolism in feathers of barn owl (Tyto alba) nestlings at the time of melanogenesis and in adults outside the period of melanogenesis...
April 27, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456625/effects-of-matsutake-mushroom-scent-compounds-on-tyrosinase-and-murine-b16-f10-melanoma-cells
#18
Hiroki Satooka, Philip Cerda, Hae-Jung Kim, William F Wood, Isao Kubo
Tyrosinase-catalyzed l-tyrosine oxidation is a key step in melanogenesis, and intense melanin formation is often a problem in chemotherapies or food preservation. Here we report that methyl cinnamate one of the constituents characterized from mycelium and sporocarp of American matsutake mushroom Tricholoma magnivelare inhibits both enzymatic and cellular melanin formation. Methyl cinnamate inhibits mushroom tyrosinase-catalyzed l-tyrosine oxidation while the oxidation of l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l-DOPA) was not inhibited...
June 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454470/terrein-performs-antitumor-functions-on-esophageal-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-cell-proliferation-and-synergistic-interaction-with-cisplatin
#19
Yanqing Wu, Yinghua Zhu, Shunrong Li, Minhua Zeng, Junjun Chu, Pengnan Hu, Jingjing Li, Qiannan Guo, Xiao-Bin Lv, Guofu Huang
Terrein is a bioactive fungal metabolite isolated from Aspergillus terreus. Besides being a melanogenesis inhibitor, previous studies have revealed that terrein has antiproliferative effects on a number of types of cancer tumors. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of terrein on esophageal cancer was evaluated and the possible underlying mechanisms were investigated. The results revealed that terrein inhibited the proliferation of Eca109 esophageal cancer cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Mechanistically, terrein treatment led to the G2/M phase arrest of Eca109 cells by indirectly regulating cyclin B1 and phosphorylating the cell division cycle protein 2 genes...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447043/comparative-genomics-of-human-stem-cell-factor-scf
#20
Moein Dehbashi, Elahe Kamali, Sadeq Vallian
Stem cell factor (SCF) is a critical protein with key roles in the cell such as hematopoiesis, gametogenesis and melanogenesis. In the present study a comparative analysis on nucleotide sequences of SCF was performed in Humanoids using bioinformatics tools including NCBI-BLAST, MEGA6, and JBrowse. Our analysis of nucleotide sequences to find closely evolved organisms with high similarity by NCBI-BLAST tools and MEGA6 showed that human and Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) were placed into the same cluster. By using JBrowse, we found that SCF in Neanderthal had a single copy number similar to modern human and partly conserved nucleotide sequences...
March 2017: Molecular Biology Research Communications
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