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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315789/involvement-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-afforded-by-activation-of-lox-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-klf6-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Xiao-Zhou Zou, Zhi-Cheng Gong, Ting Liu, Fang He, Tian-Tian Zhu, Dai Li, Wei-Fang Zhang, Jun-Lin Jiang, Chang-Ping Hu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Diabetic pulmonary fibrosis is a severe disease that increases mortality risk of diabetes. However, the molecular mechanisms leading to pulmonary fibrosis in diabetes are poorly understood. This study investigated the roles of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the associated molecular mechanisms in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced rat pulmonary fibrosis. METHODS: The rat model of diabetic pulmonary fibrosis was established by intraperitoneal injection of a single dose of STZ (35 mg/kg)...
March 15, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274103/expression-and-characterization-of-a-single-chain-variable-fragment-against-human-lox-1-in-escherichia-coli-and-brevibacillus-choshinensis
#2
Wei Hu, Jun-Yan Xiang, Ping Kong, Ling Liu, Qiuhong Xie, Hongyu Xiang
The single-chain variable fragment (scFv) against lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is a promising molecule for its potential use in the diagnosis and immunotherapy of atherosclerosis. Producing this scFv in several milligram amounts could be the starting point for further engineering and application of the scFv. In this study, the abundant expression of the anti-LOX-1 scFv was attempted using Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Brevibacillus choshinensis (B. choshinensis). The scFv had limited soluble yield in E...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259654/lox-1-promotes-right-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-hypoxia-exposed-rats
#3
Tian-Tian Zhu, Wei-Fang Zhang, Ping Luo, Zhao-Xin Qian, Feng Li, Zheng Zhang, Chang-Ping Hu
AIM: Chronic hypoxia leads to right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH). RVH is believed to result from hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. However, if hypoxia impacts RVH directly awaits clarification. Hypoxia triggers oxidative stress, and lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) mediates reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in different cells. Therefore, this study aims to explore whether LOX-1-mediated oxidative stress accounts for hypoxia-induced RVH. MAIN METHODS: Rats developed RVH after 3weeks of hypoxia (10% O2)...
March 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258529/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-inflammatory-bowel-disease-through-the-regulation-of-15-lox-1-in-macrophages
#4
Fei Mao, Yunbing Wu, Xudong Tang, Juanjuan Wang, Zhaoji Pan, Peng Zhang, Bin Zhang, Yongmin Yan, Xu Zhang, Hui Qian, Wenrong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hucMSCs) in the treatment of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). RESULTS: ICG-hucMSCs homed to colon tissues of IBD mice 12 h after injection. The injection of hucMSCs significantly relieved the IBD symptoms and inflammatory cell infiltration. The expression of IL-10 gene increased while those of 15-LOX-1, TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β, and IP-10 genes decreased in colon tissues and spleens of hucMSCs-treated mice...
March 3, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253210/the-association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-genetic-polymorphisms-a-multicenter-study
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Ahmet Uygun, Kadir Ozturk, Hakan Demirci, Ali Oztuna, Fatih Eren, Salih Kozan, Yusuf Yilmaz, Omer Kurt, Turker Turker, Sezgin Vatansever, Emrah Alper, Belkis Unsal
INTRODUCTION: Growing evidence suggests that multiple factors, such as insulin resistance, nutritional factors, gut microbiota, and hormones released from the adipose tissue, act together on genetically predisposed individuals. We aimed to investigate whether various single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) play a role in the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and severity of liver damage in the Anatolian population. METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 150 control participants, aged 18-70 years, were consecutively enrolled in this multicenter study...
April 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247010/pathological-and-molecular-analyses-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-apoe-knockout-mice
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Masa-Aki Shibata, Eiko Shibata, Kentaro Maemura, Yoichi Kondo, Mariko Harada-Shiba
The establishment of consistent and reliable methods for the analysis of atherosclerosis molecular pathways and for testing the efficiency of new therapeutics is of utmost importance. Here, we fed ApoE-knockout (KO) mice with high-fat diet to for 16 weeks to induce atherosclerosis. Atherosclerotic lesions in mice were methodically investigated using pathologic analyses and molecular biology tools. These lesions were histopathologically classified into three categories: early, progressive, and combined lesions...
February 28, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217098/quercetin-inhibits-lps-induced-inflammation-and-ox-ldl-induced-lipid-deposition
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Feng Xue, Xiaobo Nie, Jianping Shi, Qingxue Liu, Ziwei Wang, Xiting Li, Jinqiu Zhou, Jia Su, Mingming Xue, Wei-Dong Chen, Yan-Dong Wang
Aberrant activation of inflammation and excess accumulation of lipids play crucial role in the occurrence and progression of atherosclerosis (AS). Quercetin (QCT) has been tested effectively to cure AS. It is widely distributed in plant foods and has been proved to have potential antioxidative and anticancer activities. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of OCT in AS are not completely understood. In the present study, we stimulated murine RAW264.7 cells with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDL) to mimic the development of AS...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202751/superiority-in-rhesus-macaques-of-targeting-hiv-1-env-gp140-to-cd40-versus-lox-1-in-combination-with-replication-competent-nyvac-kc-for-induction-of-env-specific-antibody-and-t-cell-responses
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Gerard Zurawski, Xiaoying Shen, Sandra Zurawski, Georgia D Tomaras, David C Montefiori, Mario Roederer, Guido Ferrari, Christine Lacabaratz, Peter Klucar, Zhiqing Wang, Kathryn E Foulds, Shing-Fen Kao, Xuesong Yu, Alicia Sato, Nicole L Yates, Celia LaBranche, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Karen Kibler, Bertram Jacobs, Andres Salazar, Steve Self, Jimmy Fulp, Raphael Gottardo, Lindsey Galmin, Deborah Weiss, Anthony Cristillo, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Yves Levy
We compared the HIV-1-specific immune responses generated by targeting HIV-1 envelope protein (Env gp140) to either CD40 or LOX-1, two endocytic receptors on dendritic cells (DCs), in Rhesus macaques primed with a poxvirus vector (NYVAC-KC) expressing Env gp140. The DC-targeting vaccines, humanized recombinant monoclonal antibodies fused to Env gp140, were administered as a boost with poly ICLC adjuvant either alone or co-administered with the NYVAC-KC vector. All the DC-targeting vaccine administrations with poly ICLC increased the low-level serum anti-Env IgG responses elicited by NYVAC-KC priming significantly more (up to P =0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202387/varenicline-enhances-oxidized-ldl-uptake-by-increasing-expression-of-lox-1-and-cd36-scavenger-receptors-through-%C3%AE-7-nachr-in-macrophages
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Yuki Kanaoka, Mitsuhisa Koga, Keita Sugiyama, Kaoru Ohishi, Yasufumi Kataoka, Atsushi Yamauchi
Varenicline is a widely used and effective drug for smoking cessation. It is a partial agonist of the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) and full agonist of α7 nAChR. We have reported that varenicline aggravates formation of atherosclerotic plaques through α7 nAChR in apolipoprotein E knockout mice. However, little is known about its effects on macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques. Here, we ascertained whether varenicline promotes oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) uptake in mouse peritoneal macrophages in vitro and clarified its mechanism...
February 12, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199510/endothelial-lox-1-activation-differentially-regulates-arterial-thrombus-formation-depending-on-oxldl-levels-role-of-the-oct-1-sirt1-and-erk1-2-pathways
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Alexander Akhmedov, Giovanni G Camici, Martin F Reiner, Nicole Bonetti, Sarah Costantino, Erik W Holy, Remo D Spescha, Simona Stivala, Ariane Schaub Clerigué, Thimoteus Speer, Alexander Breitenstein, Jasmin Manz, Christine Lohmann, Francesco Paneni, Juerg-Hans Beer, Thomas F Lüscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182779/o-prenylated-3-carboxycoumarins-as-a-novel-class-of-15-lox-1-inhibitors
#11
Atena Jabbari, Mina Mousavian, Seyed Mohamad Seyedi, Mehdi Bakavoli, Hamid Sadeghian
Allyloxy, Isopentenyloxy, geranyloxy and farnesyloxy derivatives of 3-carboxycoumarin, at position 5, 6, 7, and 8, were synthesized and their inhibitory potency against human 15-lipoxygenase-1 (human 15-LOX-1) were determined. Among the synthetic coumarins, O-allyl and O-isopentenyl derivatives demonstrated no considerable lipoxygenase inhibition while O-geranyl and O-farnesyl derivatives demonstrated potent inhibitory activity. 5-farnesyloxy-3-carboxycoumarin demonstrated the most potent inhibitory activity by IC50 = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146073/lox-1-and-its-splice-variants-a-new-challenge-for-atherosclerosis-and-cancer-targeted-therapies
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Barbara Rizzacasa, Elena Morini, Sabina Pucci, Michela Murdocca, Giuseppe Novelli, Francesca Amati
Alternative splicing (AS) is a process in which precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) splicing sites are differentially selected to diversify the protein isoform population. Changes in AS patterns have an essential role in normal development, differentiation and response to physiological stimuli. It is documented that AS can generate both "risk" and "protective" splice variants that can contribute to the pathogenesis of several diseases including atherosclerosis. The main endothelial receptor for oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDLs) is LOX-1 receptor protein encoded by the OLR1 gene...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108289/negative-feedback-regulation-between-microrna-let-7g-and-lox-1-mediated-hypoxia-induced-pasmcs-proliferation
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Wei-Fang Zhang, Tian-Tian Zhu, You-Wen Xiong, Ai-Zhen Xiong, Xiao-Yue Ge, Chang-Ping Hu, Zheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a proliferative disorder associated with enhanced proliferation and suppressed apoptosis of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Our lately study demonstrated that let-7g inhibited hypoxia-induced proliferation of PASMCs via repressing c-myc-Bmi-1-p16 signaling pathway. However, the upstream of let-7g has not yet been fully defined. Previous studies have shown that LOX-1, a target of let-7g, could also regulate the expression of let-7g in human aortic endothelial cells...
January 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072480/free-fatty-acids-induce-autophagy-and-lox-1-upregulation-in-cultured-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Cheng-I Cheng, Yueh-Hong Lee, Po-Han Chen, Yu-Chun Lin, Ming-Huei Chou, Ying-Hsien Kao
Elevation of free fatty acids (FFAs) is known to affect microvascular function and contribute to obesity-associated insulin resistance, hypertension, and microangiopathy. Proliferative and synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) increase intimal thickness and destabilize atheromatous plaques. This study aimed to investigate whether saturated palmitic acid (PA) and monounsaturated oleic acid (OA) modulate autophagy activity, cell proliferation, and vascular tissue remodeling in an aortic VSMC cell line...
May 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995732/oxldl-antibody-inhibits-mcp-1-release-in-monocytes-macrophages-by-regulating-ca-2-k-channel-flow
#15
Jinyu Su, Hui Zhou, Xianyan Liu, Jan Nilsson, Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson, Ming Zhao
oxLDL peptide vaccine and its antibody adoptive transferring have shown a significantly preventive or therapeutic effect in atherosclerotic animal model. The molecular mechanism behind this is obscure. Here, we report that oxLDL induces MCP-1 release in monocytes/macrophages through their TLR-4 (Toll-like receptor 4) and ERK MAPK pathway and is calcium/potassium channel-dependent. Using blocking antibodies against CD36, TLR-4, SR-AI and LOX-1, only TLR-4 antibody was found to have an inhibitory effect and ERK MAPK-specific inhibitor (PD98059) was found to have a dramatic inhibitory effect compared to inhibitors of other MAPK group members (p38 and JNK MAPKs) on oxLDL-induced MCP-1 release...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940550/cox-2-dependent-and-independent-effects-of-cox-2-inhibitors-and-nsaids-on-proatherogenic-changes-in-human-monocytes-macrophages
#16
Iryna Voloshyna, Lora J Kasselman, Steven E Carsons, Michael J Littlefield, Irving H Gomolin, Joshua De Leon, Allison B Reiss
It is the second decade of controversy regarding the cardiovascular effects of cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors. At this time, celecoxib is the only available COX-2-specific inhibitor for treatment of pain and inflammation. Therefore, the present study was designed primarily to determine the impact of celecoxib on cholesterol handling (uptake via scavenger receptors and efflux from the cells) and foam cell formation in human THP-1 macrophages, followed by comparison to rofecoxib and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...
March 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891092/dihydrotanshinone-i-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-role-of-nox4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-lectin-like-oxidized-ldl-receptor-1-lox-1-of-the-endothelium
#17
Wenwen Zhao, Chunxia Li, Hongwei Gao, Qin Wu, Jingshan Shi, Xiuping Chen
Dihydrotanshinone I (DHT) is a natural compound extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge which has been widely used for treating cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in atherosclerosis remains unclear. In this study, the effect of DHT on atherosclerosis were investigated using apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice and endothelial cells. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), DHT (10 nM) decreased lectin-like ox-LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) and NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) expression, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, NF-κB nuclear translocation, ox-LDL endocytosis and monocytes adhesion...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866534/-dihydrotestosterone-inhibits-foam-cell-formation-via-a-lectin-like-ox-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-mediated-mechanism-in-j774-1-cell-line
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Y Qiu, H D Hu, B Q Hu, X Y Chen, P Y Xu, L Cui, P Li, C Liu, L Li
Objective: To investigate the effect of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on lectin-like ox- low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor(LOX-1)expression and foam cell formation in the female macrophage cell line J774.1. Methods: In cultured J774.1 cells, after pretreated with DHT at concentrations of 1×10(-9) mol/L and 1×10(-8) mol/L, ox-LDL-induced LOX-1 expression and foam cell formation were investigated by quantitative real-time PCR, Western blotting, and oil-red O staining. Results: DHT at concentrations of 1×10(-9) mol/L and 1×10(-8) mol/L inhibited ox-LDL-induced LOX-1 mRNA (2...
November 15, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864235/l5-ldl-from-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-induces-il-1%C3%AE-production-via-lox-1-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-macrophages
#19
Tzu-Ching Yang, Po-Yuan Chang, Shao-Chun Lu
L5-LDL, the most electronegative LDL associated with major cardiovascular risks, significantly rises in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The inflammatory nature of atherosclerotic vascular diseases has prompted us to investigate whether L5-LDL induces the production of inflammatory cytokines, especially vascular ischemia-related interleukin (IL)-1β in the pathogenesis of STEMI. Clinical data showed that plasma levels of L5-LDL and IL-1β were higher in the STEMI patients than in the controls (p < 0...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825104/human-15-lipoxygenase-1-is-a-regulator-of-dendritic-cell-spreading-and-podosome-formation
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Hongya Han, Xiuming Liang, Monica Ekberg, Joanna S Kritikou, Åsa Brunnström, Benjamin Pelcman, Maria Matl, Xinyan Miao, Margareta Andersson, Xiaotian Yuan, Frida Schain, Selina Parvin, Eva Melin, Jan Sjöberg, Dawei Xu, Lisa S Westerberg, Magnus Björkholm, Hans-Erik Claesson
Dendritic cells (DCs) involved in proinflammatory immune responses derive mainly from peripheral monocytes, and the cells subsequently mature and migrate into the inflammatory micromilieu. Here we report that suppressing of 15-lipoxygenase-1 led to a substantial reduction in DC spreading and podosome formation in vitro. The surface expression of CD83 was significantly lower in both sh-15-lipoxygenase-1 (15-LOX-1)-transduced cells and DCs cultivated in the presence of the inhibitor. The T-cell response against tetanus-pulsed DCs was only affected to a minor extent on inhibition of 15-LOX-1...
October 17, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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