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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148754/eurycomalactone-inhibits-expression-of-endothelial-adhesion-molecules-at-a-post-transcriptional-level
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Clemens Malainer, Daniel Schachner, Enrico Sangiovanni, Atanas G Atanasov, Stefan Schwaiger, Hermann Stuppner, Elke H Heiss, Verena M Dirsch
The C-19 quassinoid eurycomalactone (1) has recently been shown to be a potent (IC50 = 0.5 μM) NF-κB inhibitor in a luciferase reporter model. In this study, we show that 1 with similar potency inhibited the expression of the NF-κB-dependent target genes ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and E-selectin in TNFα-activated human endothelial cells (HUVECtert) by flow cytometry experiments. Surprisingly, 1 (2 μM) did not inhibit TNFα-induced IKKα/β or IκBα phosphorylation significantly. Also, the TNFα-induced degradation of IκBα remained unchanged in response to 1 (2 μM)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139546/up-regulation-of-pyk2-pkc%C3%AE-dependent-ho-1-by-co-releasing-molecule-corm-2-attenuates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-lung-inflammation
#2
Chih-Chung Lin, Yu-Ching Chiang, Rou-Ling Cho, Wei-Ning Lin, Chien-Chung Yang, Li-Der Hsiao, Chuen-Mao Yang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) could provide cytoprotection against various inflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2)-induced HO-1 expression protecting against TNF-α-induced inflammatory responses in human pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells (HPAEpiCs) remain unknown. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: CORM-2-induced HO-1 protein and mRNA expression, and signaling pathways were determined by Western blot and real-time PCR, coupled using respective pharmacological inhibitors or transfection with siRNAs...
November 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133026/levels-of-adhesion-molecules-in-peripheral-blood-correlat-with-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-may-serve-as-bio-markers-for-microvascular-complications
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Arnon Blum, Nina Pastukh, Dorina Socea, Hanin Jabaly
BACKGROUND: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is a devastating complication of diabetes mellitus, developing within 15 years in 50% of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) and in 10% of patients with type 2 DM. The correlation between levels of inflammatory markers in the peripheral blood and retinopathy staging has not been studied yet, and the purpose of this prospective study was to find a possible association between inflammation and staging of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: A prospective (pilot) study that measured level of adhesion molecules in the peripheral blood of 10 healthy subjects and 30 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131133/sulphonated-formononetin-induces-angiogenesis-through-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-camp-response-element-binding-protein-early-growth-response-3-vascular-cell-adhesion-molecule-1-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Zhaoju Dong, Yanan Shi, Huijuan Zhao, Ning Li, Liang Ye, Shuping Zhang, Haibo Zhu
BACKGROUND: Sodium formononetin-3'-sulphonate (Sul-F) is a derivative of the isoflavone formononetin. In this study, we investigated whether Sul-F can regulate angiogenesis and the potential mechanism in vitro. METHODS: We examined the effects of Sul-F on cell proliferation, cell invasion, and tube formation in the human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC). To better understand the mechanism involved, we investigated effects of the following compounds: cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB) inhibitor 2-naphthol-AS-E-phosphate (KG-501), early growth response 3 (Egr-3) siRNA, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sFlt-1), VEGF receptor 2 blocker SU-1498, Wnt5a antagonist WIF-1 recombinant protein (WIF-1), and inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin recombinant Dickkopf-1 protein (DKK-1)...
October 31, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131009/effects-of-microrna-499-on-the-inflammatory-damage-of-endothelial-cells-during-coronary-artery-disease-via-the-targeting-of-pdcd4-through-the-nf-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Yu-Hong Zhang, Keng He, Gang Shi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to analyze the impact of microRNA-499 (miR-499) on the inflammatory damage of endothelial cells during coronary artery disease (CAD) via the targeting of PDCD4 through the NF-kB/ TNF-α signaling pathway. METHODS: A total of 216 CAD patients (CAD group) and 90 healthy people (normal group) were enrolled in our study. Endothelial cells were collected and assigned into normal, OX-LDL, negative control (NC), miR-499 inhibitor, miR-499 mimic, PDCD4 siRNA, and miR-499 inhibitor + PDCD4 siRNA groups...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130961/endothelial-cell-derived-microparticles-from-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypoxia-syndrome-and-coronary-artery-disease-increase-aortic-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
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Lixin Jia, Jingyao Fan, Wei Cui, Sa Liu, Na Li, Wayne Bond Lau, Xinliang Ma, Jie Du, Shaoping Nie, Yongxiang Wei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obstructive sleep apnea hypoxia syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Treatment of OSAHS improves clinical outcome in some CAD patients, but the relationship between OSAHS and CAD is complex. Microparticles (MPs) are shed by the plasma membrane by either physiologic or pathologic stimulation. In the current study, we investigated the role of MPs in the context of OSAHS. METHODS AND RESULTS: 54 patients with both suspected coronary artery stenosis and OSAHS were recruited and underwent both coronary arteriography and polysomnography...
November 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129649/tsg-6-a-double-edged-sword-for-osteoarthritis
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Ching-Heng Chou, David E Attarian, Hans-Georg Wisniewski, Philip A Band, Virginia B Kraus
PURPOSE: To explore mechanisms underlying the association of TSG-6 with osteoarthritis (OA) progression. METHODS: TSG-6-mediated heavy chain (HC) transfer (TSG-6 activity) and its association with inflammatory mediators were quantified in knee OA (n=25) synovial fluids. Paired intact and damaged cartilages from the same individuals (20 tibial and 12 meniscal) were analyzed by qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for gene and protein expression of TSG-6 and components of IαI (necessary for TSG-6 activity), and for TSG-6 activity +/- spiked in IαI...
November 9, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126419/the-adverse-vascular-effects-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-mwcnts-to-human-vein-endothelial-cells-huvecs-in-vitro-role-of-length-of-mwcnts
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Jimin Long, Yafang Xiao, Liangliang Liu, Yi Cao
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidences indicate that exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) could induce adverse vascular effects, but the role of length of MWCNTs in determining the toxic effects is less studied. This study investigated the adverse effects of two well-characterized MWCNTs to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS: The internalization and localization of MWCNTs in HUVECs were examined by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124041/alteration-of-gut-microbiota-and-inflammatory-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-in-5-fluorouracil-induced-intestinal-mucositis
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Hong-Li Li, Lan Lu, Xiao-Shuang Wang, Li-Yue Qin, Ping Wang, Shui-Ping Qiu, Hui Wu, Fei Huang, Bei-Bei Zhang, Hai-Lian Shi, Xiao-Jun Wu
Disturbed homeostasis of gut microbiota has been suggested to be closely associated with 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) induced mucositis. However, current knowledge of the overall profiles of 5-Fu-disturbed gut microbiota is limited, and so far there is no direct convincing evidence proving the causality between 5-Fu-disturbed microbiota and colonic mucositis. In mice, in agreement with previous reports, 5-Fu resulted in severe colonic mucositis indicated by weight loss, diarrhea, bloody stool, shortened colon, and infiltration of inflammatory cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122817/apo-a-i-apolipoprotein-a-i-vascular-gene-therapy-provides-durable-protection-against-atherosclerosis-in-hyperlipidemic-rabbits
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Bradley K Wacker, Nagadhara Dronadula, Lianxiang Bi, Alexis Stamatikos, David A Dichek
OBJECTIVE: Gene therapy that expresses apo A-I (apolipoprotein A-I) from vascular wall cells has promise for preventing and reversing atherosclerosis. Previously, we reported that transduction of carotid artery endothelial cells with a helper-dependent adenoviral (HDAd) vector expressing apo A-I reduced early (4 weeks) fatty streak development in fat-fed rabbits. Here, we tested whether the same HDAd could provide long-term protection against development of more complex lesions. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Fat-fed rabbits (n=25) underwent bilateral carotid artery gene transfer, with their left and right common carotids randomized to receive either a control vector (HDAdNull) or an apo A-I-expressing vector (HDAdApoAI)...
November 9, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118911/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-delayed-endothelial-replicative-senescence-and-protected-cells-from-h2o2-induced-premature-senescence-through-sirt1
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Jinhua Yan, Jinli Wang, Huijin Huang, Yi Huang, Tao Mi, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Vascular aging is an independent risk factor for age-related diseases, including atherosclerosis. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) has been widely recognized as a metabolic regulator that is elevated in response to caloric and nutritional restrictions. Recent studies have demonstrated its emerging role as a pro-longevity hormone, but its effects on the senescence of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) remain unclear. In the present study, we explored the anti-senescence effects and underlying mechanism of FGF21 on HUVECs...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112932/anti-atherosclerotic-effect-of-longxuetongluo-capsule-in-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-model-rats
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J M Zhou, H M Wang, Y Z Lv, Z Z Wang, W Xiao
Chinese dragon's blood, the red resin of Dracaena cochinchinensis, one of the famous traditional medicines, has been used to promote blood circulation, disperse blood stasis, stop bleeding, relieve pain and muscle regeneration for thousands of years. The aims of this study were to evaluate the anti-atherosclerotic effect of Longxuetongluo Capsule (LTC), which made by total phenolic compounds of Chinese dragon's blood, in high cholesterol diet (HCD)-induced atherosclerosis model rats and explore the possible mechanism...
November 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110132/novel-mesenchymal-stem-cell-strategy-in-alleviating-toll-like-receptor-4-p53-and-nrf2-signaling-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rat-model
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Mai O Kadry, Rehab M Abdel-Megeed
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells that merit the differentiation into various cell types. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that the cardioprotective effect of MSCs transplantation and digoxin treatment is mediated via the regulation of messenger RNA gene expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and apoptotic markers. Myocardial infarction was induced in Wistar rats via isoproterenol injection in a dose of (85 mg/kg, subcutaneously, twice at an interval of 24 h)...
November 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105783/clinical-implications-of-mast-cell-involvement-in-allergic-conjunctivitis
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REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Leonard Bielory
The conjunctiva is a common site for the allergic inflammatory response due to it being highly vascularized, having constant exposure to environmental pollutants and allergenic pollens and having a unique conjunctival associated lymphoid tissue. The primary morbidity of anterior surface conjunctival disorders that include allergic conjunctivitis and tear film disorders is associated with its high frequency of involvement rather than its severity, although the more chronic forms can involve the cornea and lead to sight threatening conditions...
November 6, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104011/oxytocin-inhibits-ox-ldl-induced-adhesion-of-monocytic-thp-1-cells-to-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Shuyan Liu, Shengying Pan, Jing Tan, Weina Zhao, Fengguo Liu
The attachment of monocytes to human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMVEs) caused by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is associated with an early event and the pathological progression of cerebrovascular diseases. Oxytocin (OT) is a human peptide hormone that is traditionally used as a medication to facilitate childbirth. However, little information is available regarding the physiological function of OT in brain endothelial dysfunction. In the present study, our results indicate that the oxytocin receptor (OTR) was expressed in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMVEs) and was upregulated in response to ox-LDL in a concentration-dependent manner...
November 2, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100413/the-pretubulysin-induced-exposure-of-collagen-is-caused-by-endothelial-cell-retraction-that-results-in-an-increased-adhesion-and-decreased-transmigration-of-tumor-cells
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Rebecca Schwenk, Tanja Stehning, Iris Bischoff, Angelika Ullrich, Uli Kazmaier, Robert Fürst
Microtubule-targeting agents (MTAs) are the most widely used chemotherapeutic drugs. Pretubulysin (PT), a biosynthetic precursor of the myxobacterial tubulysins, was recently identified as a novel MTA. Besides its strong anti-tumoral activities, PT attenuates tumor angiogenesis, exerts anti-vascular actions on tumor vessels and decreases cancer metastasis formation in vivo. The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of PT on the interaction of endothelial and tumor cells in vitro to gain insights into the mechanism underlying its anti-metastatic effect...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097419/differential-expression-of-homing-receptor-ligands-on-tumor-associated-vasculature-that-control-cd8-effector-t-cell-entry
#17
Amber N Woods, Ashley L Wilson, Nithya Srivinisan, Jianhao Zeng, Arun B Dutta, J David Peske, Eric F Tewalt, Randal K Gregg, Andrew R Ferguson, Victor H Engelhard
Although CD8+ T cells are critical for controlling tumors, how they are recruited and home to primary and metastatic lesions is incompletely understood. We characterized the homing receptor (HR) ligands on tumor vasculature to determine what drives their expression and their role in T cell entry. The anatomic location of B16-OVA tumors affected the expression of E-selectin, MadCAM-1, and VCAM-1, whereas the HR ligands CXCL9 and ICAM-1 were expressed on the vasculature regardless of location. VCAM-1 and CXCL9 expression was induced by IFNgamma-secreting adaptive immune cells...
November 2, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096830/serum-of-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-induces-adhesion-molecules-in-endothelial-cells
#18
Bettina Engel, Gregor Müller, Beate Roch, Hans-Egbert Schröder, Martin Aringer, Stefan R Bornstein, Henning Morawietz
OBJECTIVE: The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic auto-immune disease with an unclear pathophysiology. The aim of our study was to understand the development of APS on a cellular level. Therefore, we analyzed the influence of human serum of APS patients on endothelial expression of specific genes and proteins in comparison to a control group. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed the expression of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, E-selectin and annexin V in primary cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in response to 10% (v/v) serum of control patients (n = 6), patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and no APS (n = 4) or APS patients (n = 9) for 24 h...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096169/lunasin-abrogates-monocytes-to-endothelial-cells
#19
Yongjun Zhu, Hui Li, Xuezhen Wang
The adherence of monocytes to endothelial cells plays a causal role in the early development of atherosclerosis and is driven by several inflammatory stimuli, which includes oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL). Lunasin, a natural peptide identified in soybean seeds, soy-derived food products, other grains and herbal plants, has been found to exert numerous biological activities, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, little is known regarding the mechanism of action of lunasin in ox-LDL-induced endothelial inflammation...
October 30, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092860/exercise-training-reverses-inflammation-and-muscle-wasting-after-tobacco-smoke-exposure
#20
Karsten Krüger, Michael Seimetz, Robert Ringseis, Jochen Wilhelm, Alexandra Pichl, Aline Couturier, Klaus Eder, Norbert Weissmann, Frank C Mooren
Long term cigarette smoking induces inflammatory processes in the pulmonary system which are suggested to "spill over" into systemic inflammation. Regular exercise has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of therapeutic exercise on inflammation and muscle wasting in smoke-exposed mice. C57BL/6J-mice (n = 30) were separated into three groups to receive either: (1) controls with no specific treatment (Con group), (2) 8 months exposure to cigarette smoke (smoke-exposed (SE) group), (3) 8 months of cigarette smoke combined with exercise training during the last 2 months (SEex group)...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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