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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341803/licorice-pretreatment-protects-against-brain-damage-induced-by-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-mice
#1
Chiyeon Lim, Sehyun Lim, Byoungho Lee, Buyeo Kim, Suin Cho
Licorice is extracted from the roots of plants in the Glycyrrhiza genus, especially Glycyrrhiza uralensis in China and Korea. It has several pharmacological activities, including neuro-protective, anti-fungal, and anti-cariogenic effects. Ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain injury is a leading cause of adult disability and death; thus, the identification of anti-apoptotic, neuro-protective therapeutic agents is viewed as an attractive drug development strategy. Infarct volumes and the expression of several apoptosis-related proteins, including Bcl-xL, Bcl-2, caspase-8, and caspase-9, were evaluated by western blotting in the brains of mice subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341317/apoptosis-induction-in-k562-human-myelogenous-leukaemia-cells-is-connected-to-the-modulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-by-bhx-a-novel-pyrazoline-derivative
#2
Hanmei Bao, Qing Zhang, Yibo Du, Cai Zhang, Hui Xu, Zhongling Zhu, Zhao Yan
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to explore the effects of BHX on human chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CML cell line K562 cells were treated with BHX. The effects of BHX on cell proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle were detected. Subsequently, the caspase, ATP activity, Ca2+ , ROS and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) levels treated with various concentrations of BHX were analysed...
January 16, 2018: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339045/deficiency-of-dietary-pyridoxine-disturbed-the-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#3
Pei Wu, Xin Zheng, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of dietary pyridoxine (PN) deficiency on intestinal antioxidant capacity, cell apoptosis and intercellular tight junction in young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (231.85 ± 0.63 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of PN (0.12-7.48 mg/kg diet) for 10 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, the fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 2 weeks. The results showed that compared with the optimal PN level, PN deficiency (1) increased the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PC), decreased the activities and mRNA levels of antioxidant enzymes such as copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR) (P < ...
January 12, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339024/nrf2-are-pathway-attenuates-oxidative-and-apoptotic-response-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes-by-activating-erk1-2-elk1-p70s6k-p90rsk-signaling-axis
#4
Nazir M Khan, Imran Ahmad, Tariq M Haqqi
Nrf2, a redox regulated transcription factor, has recently been shown to play a role in cartilage integrity but the mechanism remains largely unknown. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial disease in which focal degradation of cartilage occurs. Here, we studied whether Nrf2 exerts chondroprotective effects by suppressing the oxidative stress and apoptosis in IL-1β stimulated human OA chondrocytes. Expression of Nrf2 and its target genes HO-1, NQO1 and SOD2 was significantly high in OA cartilage compared to normal cartilage and was also higher in damaged area compared to smooth area of OA cartilage of the same patient...
January 12, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338725/herbal-formula-ygjdsj-inhibits-anchorage-independent-growth-and-induces-anoikis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-bel-7402-cells
#5
Bing Hu, Tong Zhang, Hong-Mei An, Jia-Lu Zheng, Xia Yan, Xiao-Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Based on clinical medications and related studies, we established a Yang-Gan Jie-Du Sang-Jie (YGJDSJ) herbal formula for hepatocarcinoma treatment. In present study, we evaluated the anti-cancer potential of YGJDSJ on suspension-grown human hepatocellular carcinoma Bel-7402 cells. METHODS: Bel-7402 cells were cultured in poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (poly-HEMA) coated plates and treated with YGJDSJ. Anchorage-independent cell growth was detected by cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and soft agar colony formation assay...
January 16, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337904/maternal-exposure-to-pm2-5-during-pregnancy-induces-impaired-development-of-cerebral-cortex-in-mice-offspring
#6
Tianliang Zhang, Xinrui Zheng, Xia Wang, Hui Zhao, Tingting Wang, Hongxia Zhang, Wanwei Li, Hua Shen, Li Yu
Air pollution is a serious environmental health problem closely related to the occurrence of central nervous system diseases. Exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 µm (PM2.5) during pregnancy may affect the growth and development of infants. The present study was to investigate the effects of maternal exposure to PM2.5 during pregnancy on brain development in mice offspring. Pregnant mice were randomly divided into experimental groups of low-, medium-, or high-dosages of PM2...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337619/the-role-of-necroptosis-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-fowl-cholera-associated-liver-injury-in-a-chicken-model
#7
Qiyu Tang, Weitian Li, Na Dai, Yiming Gao, Yu Han, Guofu Cheng, Changqin Gu
Fowl cholera resulting from infection with Pasteurella multocida causes huge economic losses in the poultry industry. Necrotic hepatitis is reported to be a significant lesion associated with fowl cholera in chickens. Clarifying the underlying molecular mechanism of hepatic injury caused by P. multocida infection is needed to develop new strategies to control fowl cholera. Pasteurella multocida Q (the standard reference strain) and P. multocida 1G1 (a clinical strain) were used to infect healthy laying hens...
December 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336364/mechanism-of-chronic-stress-induced-reduced-atherosclerotic-medial-area-and-increased-plaque-instability-in-rabbit-models-of-chronic-stress
#8
Ze-Mou Yu, Xiao-Tao Deng, Ruo-Mei Qi, Lu-Yan Xiao, Chong-Qing Yang, Tao Gong
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. However, its underline mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism via which chronic stress exerts its effect on atherosclerosis (AS). METHODS: Fifty male New Zealand white rabbits were used. Aortic balloon-injury model was applied. Both social stress and physical stress methods were adopted to establish chronic stress models...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335203/inhibitor-of-the-human-telomerase-reverse-trancriptase-htert-gene-promoter-induces-cell-apoptosis-via-a-mitochondrial-dependent-pathway
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Yuyin Li, Guojun Pan, Yue Chen, Qian Yang, Tiantian Hao, Lianbo Zhao, Long Zhao, Yusheng Cong, Aipo Diao, Peng Yu
Telomerase is aberrantly expressed in many cancers and plays an important role in the development of cellular immortality and oncogenesis, which makes it a potential cancer therapeutic target for drug discovery. Here, we constructed a firefly luciferase reporter driven by the human telomerase reverse trancriptase (hTERT) gene promoter to screen for inhibitory compounds. Compound 5c was discovered and shown to significantly inhibit the promoter activity of hTERT gene. Furthermore, five analogs of compound 5c were synthesized, and compound 8b was shown to be a more potent inhibitor of hTERT gene promoter activity and subsequent expression of hTERT mRNA and protein...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335202/5-bromo-oxoisoaporphine-platinum-ii-complexes-exhibit-tumor-cell-cytotoxcicity-via-inhibition-of-telomerase-activity-and-disruption-of-c-myc-g-quadruplex-dna-and-mitochondrial-functions
#10
Zu-Zhuang Wei, Qi-Pin Qin, Ting Meng, Cai-Xing Deng, Hong Liang, Zhen-Feng Chen
Two platinum(II) complexes [Pt(L)(DMSO)Cl] (1) and [Pt(L)(pn)]Cl (2) with 5-bromo-oxoisoaporphine (H-L) were synthesized. We found that the two new platinum(II) complexes were more selective for Hep-G2 tumor cells than for normal cells (HL-7702, WI-38 and L-o2 cell lines). 5-Bromine-oxoisoaporphine platinum(II) complex 2 was a telomerase inhibitor targeting c-myc G4, and it triggered Hep-G2 cell apoptosis more potently than complex 1. Moreover, they induced cell apoptosis via disruption of mitochondrial functions...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332300/long-term-exposure-to-cell-phone-frequencies-900-and-1800%C3%A2-mhz-induces-apoptosis-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-and-trpv1-channel-activation-in-the-hippocampus-and-dorsal-root-ganglion-of-rats
#11
Kemal Ertilav, Fuat Uslusoy, Serdar Ataizi, Mustafa Nazıroğlu
Mobile phone providers use electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with frequencies ranging from 900 to 1800 MHz. The increasing use of mobile phones has been accompanied by several potentially pathological consequences, such as neurological diseases related to hippocampal (HIPPON) and dorsal root ganglion neuron (DRGN). The TRPV1 channel is activated different stimuli, including CapN, high temperature and oxidative stress. We investigated the contribution TRPV1 to mitochondrial oxidative stress and apoptosis in HIPPON and DRGN following long term exposure to 900 and 1800 MHz in a rat model...
January 13, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331652/salinomycin-induces-primary-chicken-cardiomyocytes-death-via-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis
#12
Xiuge Gao, Yani Zheng, Xiangchun Ruan, Hui Ji, Lin Peng, Dawei Guo, Shanxiang Jiang
Salinomycin, as a polyether ionophore antibiotic, is extensively used as a feed additive against coccidiosis in poultry and as a growth promoter of ruminants worldwide. Owing to its narrow therapeutic index, numerous intoxication have been reported in target/non-target animals by overdosage, misuse or drug interactions as well as human who consumed salinomycin accidently. Salinomycin-induced cardiotoxicity in chicken and non-target animals is considered as a major contributor to animal death. In the current study, we aim to elucidate the underlying mechanism of its myocardial toxicity using primary chicken myocardial cell as an in vitro model...
January 10, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331495/role-of-bcl2l10-in-regulating-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-oocyte-maturation
#13
Yu-Lin Huang, Huan-Jing Wang, Fu-Mei Chen, Xiu-Ling Zhao, Qiang Fu, Peng-Fei Zhang, Li-Ping Pu, Feng-Ling Huang, Yang-Qing Lu, Ming Zhang
It has been reported that BCL2L10 is abundantly and specifically expressed in adult human and mouse oocytes and played a very important role in oocytes maturation and early embryonic development. This study is to investigate the expression pattern of BCL2L10 in buffalo ovaries and its effect on the in vitro maturation of buffalo oocytes, so as to dissect mechanism of oocytes maturation and provide theoretical guidance for improvement of the in vitro maturation of buffalo oocytes. The results showed that BCL2L10 gene was enriched in ovary and the expression of BCL2L10 was oocyte specific and up-regulated during oocyte maturation...
December 30, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331422/fept-cys-nanoparticles-induce-ros-dependent-cell-toxicity-and-enhance-chemo-radiation-sensitivity-of-nsclc-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#14
Yingming Sun, Hongtao Miao, Shijing Ma, Lei Zhang, Chengcheng You, Fang Tang, Cui Yang, Xiaoli Tian, Feng Wang, Yuan Luo, Xiangjie Lin, Hui Wang, Chunyang Li, Zhijun Li, Hongnv Yu, Xuefeng Liu, Yu Xiao, Yan Gong, Junhong Zhang, Hong Quan, Conghua Xie
FePt-Cys nanoparticles (FePt-Cys NPs) have been well used in many fields, despite their poor solubility and stability. We synthetized a cysteine surface modified FePt NPs, which exhibited good solubility, stability and biocompatibility. We explored the insight mechanisms of the antitumor effects of this new nanoparticle system in lung cancer cells. In the in vitro study, FePt-Cys NPs induced a reactive oxygen species (ROS) burst, which suppressed the antioxidant protein expression and induced cell apoptosis...
January 10, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331314/chloroquine-inhibits-autophagy-and-deteriorates-the-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-in-hypoxic-rat-neurons
#15
Peng Li, Lei Hao, Yan-Yan Guo, Guang-Lu Yang, Hua Mei, Xiao-Hua Li, Qiong-Xiang Zhai
AIMS: Mitochondrial dysfunction (MD) and apoptosis in the neurons are associated with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) encephalopathy (HIE). The present study was to explore the influence of autophagy on the induction of MD and apoptosis in the neurons in a neonatal HIE rats and in hypoxia-treated neurons in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten-day-old HI rat pups were sacrificed for brain pathological examination and immunohistochemical analysis. The induction of autophagy, apoptosis and MD were also determined in the neurons under hypoxia, with or without autophagy inhibitor, chloroquine (CQ) treatment...
January 10, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330470/%C3%AE-ecdysterone-protects-sh-sy5y-cells-against-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-apoptosis-via-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-akt-associated-complementary-pathways
#16
Tianjiao Xu, Chengu Niu, Xiaojie Zhang, Miaoxian Dong
Recently, the significantly higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in women than in men has been attributed to the loss of neuroprotective estrogen after menopause. Does phytoestrogen have the ability to protect against amyloid-β (Aβ) toxicity? The aim of this study was to evaluate hypothesis that β-ecdysterone (β-Ecd) protects SH-SY5Y cells from Aβ-induced apoptosis by separate signaling pathways involving protein kinase B (Akt) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK). Here, we demonstrate that phytoestrogen β-Ecd inhibits Aβ-triggered mitochondrial apoptotic pathway, as indicated by Bcl-2/Bax ratio elevation, cytochrome c (cyt c) release reduction, and caspase-9 inactivation...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328487/combination-of-gemcitabine-and-erlotinib-inhibits-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer-growth-in-mice-via-the-jak-stat-pathway
#17
Liwen Chen, Ding'an Zhou, Zhehao Liu, Xinhao Huang, Qianfan Liu, Yiping Kang, Zili Chen, Yuntao Guo, Haitao Zhu, Chengyi Sun
Compared to single gemcitabine treatment, the combination of gemcitabine and erlotinib has shown effective response in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. However, the combination therapy has not proven effective in patients with pancreatic cancer after R0 or R1 resection. In the present study, a nude mice model of orthotopic xenotransplantation after tumor resection was established using pancreatic cancer cell lines, BxPC-3 and PANC‑1. Mice were divided in four groups (each with n=12) and were treated as follows: the control group received a placebo via intraperitoneal injection (i...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328461/anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-effects-of-gambogic-acid-in-murine-collagen%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#18
Qing Lai Wang, Dong Zhen Yang, Cunxian Lv
Garcinia angustifolia is a dry resin secreted by Garcinia cambogia, which has the functions of breaking blood, detoxifying, stopping bleeding and killing insects. It is used for the treatment of cancer and brain edema. Gambogic acid is the primary active ingredient. The present study aimed to investigate the anti‑inflammatory and antiproliferative effects of gambogic acid on arthritis and the possible mechanisms. It was demonstrated that gambogic acid decreased arthritic scores in murine collagen‑induced arthritic mice...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328454/resveratrol-ameliorates-depressive-disorder-through-the-netrin1-mediated-extracellular%C3%A2-signal-regulated-kinase-camp-signal-transduction-pathway
#19
Feifei Wang, Jinhui Wang, Jinghong An, Guoming Yuan, Xiaolei Hao, Yi Zhang
Depressive disorder is a mental health disorder caused by the dysfunction of nerve regeneration, neuroendocrine and neurobiochemistry, which frequently results in cognitive impairments and disorder. Evidence has shown that resveratrol offers benefits for the treatment of depressive disorder. In the present study, the therapeutic effects of resveratrol were investigated and the potential mechanisms mediated by resveratrol were analyzed in hippocampal neuron cells. The anti‑oxidative stress and anti‑inflammatory properties of resveratrol were also examined in vitro and in vivo...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328422/l%C3%A2-mimosine-induces-caspase%C3%A2-9%C3%A2-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells
#20
Yiwen Xu, Lin Cai
L-mimosine is a rare plant amino acid extracted from Mimosa or Leucaena spp., and it has been reported to exhibit antitumor activity in a number of types of cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be clarified. In the present study, the effect of L‑mimosine was investigated in human osteosarcoma cells. A Cell Counting Kit‑8 assay and flow cytometry were used for toxicity detection. Hoechst staining and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), in addition to western blot analysis, were used for the examination of the associated mechanisms...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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