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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527797/mir-26b-promoter-analysis-reveals-regulatory-mechanisms-by-lipid-related-transcription-factors-in-goat-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Hui Wang, Jun Luo, Qiuya He, Dawei Yao, Jiao Wu, Juan J Loor
MicroRNA (miRNA) regulate protein abundance and control diverse aspects of cellular processes and biological functions associated with lipid metabolism. MiR-26b and its host gene CTDSP1 regulate triacylglycerol synthesis by synergistically suppressing the insulin-induced gene 1 (INSIG1); however, the direct regulators of miR-26b expression remain unknown. In the present study, we characterized the activity of a novel putative promoter region in miR-26b. Results revealed that promoter activity and miR-26b expression are dynamically regulated by different transcription factors including peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG), sterol regulatory element binding transcription factor 1 (SREBF1), and liver X receptor α (LXRα)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517024/treatment-of-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Nicolas Lanthier, Peter Stärkel
Alcoholic hepatitis manifests as a clinical syndrome characterized by recent jaundice and liver function deterioration in an actively drinking patient. The principal cause of alcoholic hepatitis is alcoholic steatohepatitis defined histologically by the coexistence of steatosis, hepatocyte ballooning and satellitosis. While non-severe alcoholic hepatitis usually responds to alcohol abstinence, severe alcoholic hepatitis, identified by Maddrey scoring ≥ 32, has a bad prognosis and is traditionally treated by a 28-day course of prednisone therapy...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515923/expression-of-cxcr-4-and-ido-in-human-colorectal-cancer-an-immunohistochemical-approach
#3
Masaichi Ogawa, Michiaki Watanabe, Takuo Hasegawa, Kohei Ichihara, Kazuhiko Yoshida, Katsuhiko Yanaga
C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), the receptor for the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1 [also known as C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12)], is involved in lymphocyte trafficking. Recent studies have demonstrated that, during pregnancy, a placental enzyme called indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) exerts a key role in suppressing the maternal T-cell response against the fetus. In the present study, the significance of CXCR4 and IDO expression in human colorectal cancer (CRC) has been investigated by immunohistochemical assay, and their association with survival was analyzed...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515843/emerging-concepts-in-alcoholic-hepatitis
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REVIEW
Phoenix Fung, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Severe alcoholic hepatitis is implicated as a costly, worldwide public health issue with high morbidity and mortality. The one-month survival for severe alcoholic hepatitis is low with mortality rates high as 30%-50%. Abstinence from alcohol is the recommended first-line treatment. Although corticosteroids remain as the current evidence based option for selected patients with discriminant function > 32, improvement of short-term survival rate may be the only benefit. Identification of individuals with risk factors for the development of severe alcoholic hepatitis may provide insight to the diverse clinical spectrum and prognosis of the disease...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511797/deficiency-of-liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-reduces-glucose-uptake-and-worsens-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
#5
Qingqi Ji, Yichao Zhao, Ancai Yuan, Jun Pu, Ben He
Liver X receptor α (LXRα) is an endogenous protective receptor against ischemic heart diseases, and its beneficial effects have been associated with the regulation of lipid metabolism in heart. However, whether LXRα regulated glucose metabolism in ischemic heart diseases has not been investigated. In this study we investigated the involvement of LXRα on glucose metabolism in cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). MI was induced in mice by permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LCA)...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508927/tumor-lxr-expression-is-a-prognostic-marker-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Houyong Long, Xingjun Guo, Shen Qiao, Qingxing Huang
Liver X receptor (LXR) activation exerts an anti-tumor effect. However, whether the tumor LXR expression has prognostic significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient has not been addressed yet. Primary HCC and the adjacent non-tumor tissues were obtained from 169 patients who underwent routine curative surgical treatment. All patients were followed for prognosis analyses. Tumor LXR was detected by immunohistochemical analysis. In in vitro study, several HCC cell lines were cultured for cellular protein detection of LXR and other cytokines, including nuclear factor kappa (NFκB), Matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 (MMP-2 and -9)...
May 16, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505368/farnesoid-x-receptor-protects-against-low-dose-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-injury-through-the-taurocholate-jnk-pathway
#7
Shogo Takahashi, Naoki Tanaka, Srujana Golla, Tatsuki Fukami, Kristopher W Krausz, Marianne A Polunas, Blair C Weig, Yusuke Masuo, Cen Xie, Changtao Jiang, Frank J Gonzalez
Hepatotoxicity is of major concern for humans exposed to industrial chemicals and drugs. Disruption of farnesoid X receptor (FXR), a master regulator of bile acid (BA) metabolism, enhanced the sensitivity to liver injury in mice after toxicant exposure, but the precise mechanism remains unclear. In this study, the interconnection between BA metabolism, FXR, and chemically-induced hepatotoxicity was investigated using metabolomics, Fxr-null mice and hepatocytes, and adenovirus. A single low-dose intraperitoneal injection of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), an inducer of acute hepatitis in mice, resulted in more severe hepatocyte damage and higher induction of pro-inflammatory mediators, such as chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (Ccl2), in Fxr-null mice...
May 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505327/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-saha-is-a-novel-promising-treatment-for-cushing-s-disease
#8
Jie Lu, Grégoire P Chatain, Alejandro Bugarini, Xiang Wang, Dragan Maric, Stuart Walbridge, Zhengping Zhuang, Prashant Chittiboina
Context: Remission failure following transsphenoidal surgery in Cushing's disease (CD) from pituitary corticotroph tumors (CtT) remains clinically challenging. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are antitumor drugs approved for oral clinical use, with potential to affect adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) hypersecretion by inhibiting proopiomelanocortin (POMC) transcription. Objective: Testing efficacy of suberolyl hydroxamic acid (SAHA) on human and murine ACTH-secreting tumor cells...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503816/xanthophylls-increased-hdlc-level-and-nuclear-factor-ppar%C3%AE-rxr%C3%AE-and-rar%C3%AE-expression-in-hens-and-chicks
#9
Y-Y Gao, L Jin, H Peng, L-H Xu, Q-X Wang, J Ji, C-K Wang, Y-Z Bi
This study was designed to investigate effects of xanthophylls on serum lipid profile (triglyceride, TG; cholesterol, CHO; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDLC; and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDLC) and nuclear factor (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, PPARγ; PPAR gamma coactivator 1 alpha, PGC1α; retinoid X receptor gamma, RXRγ; and retinoic acid receptor alpha, RARα) gene expression of breeding hens and chicks. In experiment 1, 432 hens were divided into three groups and fed diets supplemented with 0 (as control group), 20 or 40 mg/kg xanthophylls...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501703/xanthohumol-a-hop-derived-prenylated-flavonoid-promotes-macrophage-reverse-cholesterol-transport
#10
Hiroshi Hirata, Harumi Uto-Kondo, Masatsune Ogura, Makoto Ayaori, Kazusa Shiotani, Ami Ota, Youichi Tsuchiya, Katsunori Ikewaki
Xanthohumol, a prominent prenyl flavonoid from the hop plant (Humulus lupulus L.), is suggested to be antiatherogenic since it reportedly increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. It is not clear whether xanthohumol promotes reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), the most important antiatherogenic property of HDL; therefore, we investigated the effects of xanthohumol on macrophage-to-feces RCT using a hamster model as a CETP-expressing species. In vivo RCT experiments showed that xanthohumol significantly increased fecal appearance of the tracer derived from intraperitoneally injected [(3)H]-cholesterol-labeled macrophages...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496332/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-correlates-with-gefitinib-resistance-in-nsclc-cells-and-the-liver-x-receptor-ligand-gw3965-reverses-gefitinib-resistance-through-inhibition-of-vimentin
#11
Yong Hu, Jialan Zang, Xiaobing Qin, Dali Yan, Haixia Cao, Leilei Zhou, Jie Ni, Shaorong Yu, Jianzhong Wu, Ji-Feng Feng
The role of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in cancer drug resistance is increasingly acknowledged. We examined whether epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition affects gefitinib resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. Cell viability was detected by CCK-8 assay, VIM expression levels were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Western blot and immunocytochemistry were performed to determine the protein expression level of vimentin. We observed morphologic differences between gefitinib-sensitive and -insensitive cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496104/gender-differences-in-bile-acids-and-microbiota-in-relationship-with-gender-dissimilarity-in-steatosis-induced-by-diet-and-fxr-inactivation
#12
Lili Sheng, Prasant Kumar Jena, Hui-Xin Liu, Karen M Kalanetra, Frank J Gonzalez, Samuel W French, Viswanathan V Krishnan, David A Mills, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan
This study aims to uncover how specific bacteria and bile acids (BAs) contribute to steatosis induced by diet and farnesoid X receptor (FXR) deficiency in both genders. A control diet (CD) and Western diet (WD), which contains high fat and carbohydrate, were used to feed wild type (WT) and FXR knockout (KO) mice followed by phenotyping characterization as well as BA and microbiota profiling. Our data revealed that male WD-fed FXR KO mice had the most severe steatosis and highest hepatic and serum lipids as well as insulin resistance among the eight studied groups...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496040/induction-of-human-cytochrome-p450-3a-enzymes-in-cultured-placental-cells-by-thalidomide-and-relevance-to-bioactivation-and-toxicity
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Norie Murayama, Yasuhiro Kazuki, Daisuke Satoh, Kazuya Arata, Tasuku Harada, Norio Shibata, F Peter Guengerich, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Evidence has been presented for auto-induced human cytochrome P450 3A enzyme involvement in the teratogenicity and clinical outcome of thalidomide due to oxidation to 5-hydroxythalidomide and subsequent metabolic activation in livers. In this study, more relevant human placenta preparations and placental BeWo cells showed low but detectable P450 3A4/5 mRNA expression and drug oxidation activities. Human placental microsomal fractions from three subjects showed detectable midazolam 1´- and 4-hydroxylation and thalidomide 5-hydroxylation activities...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496032/farnesoid-x-receptor-regulates-the-growth-of-renal-adenocarcinoma-cells-without-affecting-that-of-a-normal-renal-cell-derived-cell-line
#14
Tomofumi Fujino, Ryosuke Sakamaki, Haruka Ito, Yumiko Furusato, Nami Sakamoto, Toshiyuki Oshima, Makio Hayakawa
The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a bile acid-activated nuclear receptor which is abundant in the liver, intestine, and kidney. FXR is a pivotal factor in cholesterol/bile acid homeostasis but is involved in the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. In the present study, we investigated whether FXR is also involved in the growth of renal adenocarcinoma cells. The cell growth of renal adenocarcinoma cell line ACHN was inhibited by FXR knockdown and stimulated by FXR ligand, while that of a normal renal cell-derived cell line, HK-2, was not affected...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492976/squalene-promotes-cholesterol-homeostasis-in-macrophage-and-hepatocyte-cells-via-activation-of-liver-x-receptor-lxr-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE
#15
Hoang Thi Minh Hien, Nguyen Cam Ha, Le Thi Thom, Dang Diem Hong
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of squalene on liver X receptors (LXRs) that regulate target genes associated with reverse cholesterol transport and thus control whole-body cholesterol homeostasis. RESULTS: To examine the effect of squalene on liver X receptors (LXRs) that regulate target genes associated with reverse cholesterol transport and thus control whole-body cholesterol homeostasis. Squalene significantly stimulated the transactivation of liver X receptor modulator LXRα and LXRβ...
May 10, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488421/retinoic-acid-modulates-lipid-accumulation-glucose-concentration-dependently-through-inverse-regulation-of-srebp-1-expression-in-3t3l1-adipocytes
#16
Mabrouk Attia Abd Eldaim, Shinya Matsuoka, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Akihiro Kamikawa, Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed, Akira Terao, Kei-Ichi Nakajima, Kazuhiro Kimura
It is well known that retinoic acid (RA) suppresses adipogenesis, although there are some contradicting reports. In this study, we examined the effect of extracellular glucose on RA-induced suppression of adipogenesis in 3T3L1 cell culture. When the cells were cultured in normal glucose medium (NG), the addition of RA suppressed lipid accumulation. However, when cultured in high glucose medium (HG), addition of RA to the cells enhanced lipid accumulation. These changes were accompanied by parallel alterations in fatty acid synthase (FAS) and sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP)-1 gene expression...
May 10, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483571/sinigrin-attenuates-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice-fed-a-high-cholesterol-diet-potentially-by-inhibiting-vcam-1-expression
#17
Yeon Jeong Jang, Bongkyun Park, Hee-Weon Lee, Hye Jin Park, Hyun Jung Koo, Byung Oh Kim, Eun-Hwa Sohn, Sung Hee Um, Suhkneung Pyo
Atherosclerosis is a complex inflammatory disease associated with elevated levels of atherogenic molecules for leukocyte recruitment. Sinigrin (2-propenylglucosinolate) is found mainly in broccoli, brussels sprouts, and black mustard seeds. Recently, sinigrin has received attention for its role in disease prevention and health promotion. In this study, we examined the effect of sinigrin on development of atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice and the expression of adhesion molecules in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)...
May 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482409/-protective-effect-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibition-via-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-activation-in-mice-with-acute-liver-failure
#18
H B Shi, H L Shi, X Y Zhang, D X Chen, Z P Duan, F Ren
Objective: To investigate the role of the glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) signaling pathway in acute liver failure and related mechanisms in a mouse model of acute liver failure induced by D-galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide (D-GalN/LPS). Methods: C57BL/6 mice were given intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN/LPS to establish a mouse model of acute liver failure. SB216763 was used to inhibit the activity of GSK3β and PPARα siRNA was used to inhibit the expression of PPARα...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480221/liver-x-receptor-agonist-to901317-attenuates-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jnk-p38-mapk-signal-pathways
#19
Xiao Hu, Haitao Shen, Yu Wang, Min Zhao
Paraquat (PQ) is a widely used herbicide with extremely high poisoning mortality mostly from acute lung injury (ALI) or progressive pulmonary fibrosis. Toxicity mechanisms remain unclear, but a redox cycling process that generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) is involved, as are inflammation and cell apoptosis. We established an ALI mouse model by intraperitoneal injection of PQ (28 mg/kg) and then investigated the effects of a potent liver X receptor (LXR) agonist, TO901317 (5 or 20 mg/kg), injected intraperitoneally 30 min after PQ administration...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474246/pectin-penta-oligogalacturonide-suppresses-intestinal-bile-acids-absorption-and-downregulates-the-fxr-fgf15-axis-in-high-cholesterol-fed-mice
#20
Rugang Zhu, Yuting Hou, Yandi Sun, Tuoping Li, Jungang Fan, Gang Chen, Junxiu Wei
Haw pectin penta-oligogalacturonide (HPPS), purified from the hydrolysates of haw pectin, has important role in decreasing hepatic cholesterol accumulation and promoting bile acids (BA) excretion in the feces of mice fed a high-cholesterol diet (HCD). However, the mechanism is not clear. This study aims to investigate the effects of HPPS on BA reabsorption in ileum and biosynthesis in liver of mice. Results showed that HPPS increased fecal BA output by approximately 110%, but decreased ileal BA and the total BA pool size by approximately 47 and 36%, respectively, compared to HCD...
May 4, 2017: Lipids
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