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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925185/effects-of-carbocysteine-and-beclomethasone-on-histone-acetylation-deacetylation-processes-in-cigarette-smoke-exposed-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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E Pace, S Di Vincenzo, M Ferraro, L Siena, G Chiappara, P Dino, P Vitulo, A Bertani, F Saibene, L Lanata, M Gjomarkaj
Histone deacetylase expression/activity may control inflammation, cell senescence, and responses to corticosteroids. Cigarette smoke exposure, increasing oxidative stress, may negatively affect deacetylase expression/activity. The effects of cigarette smoke extracts (CSE), carbocysteine, and beclomethasone dipropionate on chromatin remodelling processes in human bronchial epithelial cells are largely unknown. The present study was aimed to assess the effects of cigarette smoke, carbocysteine, and beclomethasone dipropionate on histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) expression/activity, N-CoR (nuclear receptor corepressor) expression, histone acetyltransferases (HAT) (p300/CBP) expression, p-CREB and IL-1 m-RNA expression, neutrophil chemotaxis...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911957/tristetraprolin-down-regulation-contributes-to-persistent-tnf-alpha-expression-induced-by-cigarette-smoke-extract-through-a-post-transcriptional-mechanism
#2
Xue-Ke Zhao, Pulin Che, Ming-Liang Cheng, Quan Zhang, Mao Mu, Hong Li, Yuan Luo, Yue-Dong Liang, Xin-Hua Luo, Chang-Qing Gao, Patricia L Jackson, J Michael Wells, Yong Zhou, Meng Hu, Guoqiang Cai, Victor J Thannickal, Chad Steele, J Edwin Blalock, Xiaosi Han, Ching-Yi Chen, Qiang Ding
RATIONALE: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a potent pro-inflammatory mediator and its expression is up-regulated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tristetraprolin (TTP) is implicated in regulation of TNF-α expression; however, whether TTP is involved in cigarette smoke-induced TNF-α expression has not been determined. METHODS: TTP expression was examined by western blot analysis in murine alveolar macrophages and alveolar epithelial cells challenged without or with cigarette smoke extract (CSE)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908030/influences-of-noise-interruption-and-information-bearing-acoustic-changes-on-understanding-simulated-electric-acoustic-speech
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Christian Stilp, Gail Donaldson, Soohee Oh, Ying-Yee Kong
In simulations of electrical-acoustic stimulation (EAS), vocoded speech intelligibility is aided by preservation of low-frequency acoustic cues. However, the speech signal is often interrupted in everyday listening conditions, and effects of interruption on hybrid speech intelligibility are poorly understood. Additionally, listeners rely on information-bearing acoustic changes to understand full-spectrum speech (as measured by cochlea-scaled entropy [CSE]) and vocoded speech (CSECI), but how listeners utilize these informational changes to understand EAS speech is unclear...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906671/risk-stratification-of-thyroid-nodules-with-bethesda-category-iii-results-on-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-the-additional-value-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography
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Chong-Ke Zhao, Hui-Xiong Xu, Jun-Mei Xu, Cheng-Yu Sun, Wei Chen, Bo-Ji Liu, Xiao-Wan Bo, Dan Wang, Shen Qu
To assess the value of conventional ultrasound, conventional strain elastography (CSE) and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in differentiating likelihood of malignancy for Bethesda category III thyroid nodules. 103 thyroid nodules with Bethesda category III results on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in 103 patients were included and all were pathologically confirmed after surgery. Conventional ultrasound, CSE and ARFI elastography including ARFI imaging and point shear wave speed (SWS) measurement were performed...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905026/native-matrix-based-human-lung-alveolar-tissue-model-in-vitro-studies-of-the-reparatory-actions-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Ieva Bruzauskaite, Jovile Raudoniute, Jaroslav Denkovskij, Edvardas Bagdonas, Sandra Meidute-Abaraviciene, Vaida Simonyte, Daiva Bironaite, Almantas Siaurys, Eiva Bernotiene, Ruta Aldonyte
Studies of lung diseases in vitro often rely on flat, plastic-based monocultures, due to short lifespan of primary cells, complicated anatomy, lack of explants, etc. We hereby present a native 3D model with cues for repopulating epithelial cells. Abilities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to modulate bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and cigarette smoke-induced injury to pulmonary epithelium were tested in our model. Post-mortem human lung tissue was sliced, cut and decellularized. Resulting matrix pads were reseeded with pulmonary epithelium (A549 line)...
December 1, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904096/development-and-analysis-of-novel-therapeutic-targets-to-improve-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-type-2-diabetes
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Yukiko K Kaneko
 Pancreatic β-cell dysfunction is a major feature of type 2 diabetes. Therefore maintenance of β-cell function is essential to preventing the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the regulation of insulin secretion and β-cell survival, we particularly focused on the roles of gasotransmitters in pancreatic β-cells. Nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are recognized as toxic gases. However, they are also vital physiological and pathophysiological mediators in various cell types...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902352/cohnella-lubricantis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-coolant-lubricant-solution
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Peter Kämpfer, Stefanie P Glaeser, Hans-Jürgen Busse
A Gram-staining-positive, aerobic, non-endospore forming organism, isolated from a coolant lubricant solution was studied for its taxonomic position. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity comparisons, strain KSS-154-50T was grouped into the genus Cohnella, most closely related to Cohnella formosensis ALFALFA-35T (97.3 %), Cohnella rhizosphaerae CSE-5610T (97.1 %) and Cohnella nanjingensis D-45T (97.0%). The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to other Cohnella species was < 97.0 %. The fatty acid profile from whole cell hydrolysates was very similar to those reported for other Cohnella species supported the allocation to the genus Cohnella...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890826/relevant-variations-and-neuroprotecive-effect-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-a-rat-glaucoma-model
#8
Shouyue Huang, Ping Huang, Xiaohong Liu, Zhongjing Lin, Jing Wang, Shuo Xu, Lei Guo, Christopher Kai-Shun Leung, Yisheng Zhong
Glaucoma is an irreversible and blinding neurodegenerative disease of the eye, and is characterized by progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Since endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was reported to be involved in neurodegeneration in the central nervous system, the authors aimed to develop a chronic ocular hypertension (COH) rat model simulating glaucoma and therein test the H2S level together with the retinal protein expressions of related synthases, and further investigated the effect of exogenous H2S supplement on RGC survival...
November 24, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882474/effects-of-cck-8-and-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-hydrogen-sulfide-system-on-acute-lung-injury-in-rats
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Fengjun Tian, Yiling Ling, Yuqin Chen, Zhiyong Wang
Acute lung injury (ALI) is mainly characterized by diffusive injuries to lung epithelium and increased permeability of alveolar-capillary membranes caused by various factors, which leads to pulmonary edema and pulmonary closure. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which is the main component of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria, is one of the most important factors causing pulmonary infection and ALI. More and more reports have indicated that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is closely correlated with ALI and has anti-inflammation function, while the specific mechanism needs further investigation...
November 24, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882191/protective-effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-the-ageing-kidney
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Cui-Lan Hou, Ming-Jie Wang, Chen Sun, Yong Huang, Sheng Jin, Xue-Pan Mu, Ying Chen, Yi-Chun Zhu
Aims. The study aimed to examine whether hydrogen sulfide (H2S) generation changed in the kidney of the ageing mouse and its relationship with impaired kidney function. Results. H2S levels in the plasma, urine, and kidney decreased significantly in ageing mice. The expression of two known H2S-producing enzymes in kidney, cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) and cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), decreased significantly during ageing. Chronic H2S donor (NaHS, 50 μmol/kg/day, 10 weeks) treatment could alleviate oxidative stress levels and renal tubular interstitial collagen deposition...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878299/antioxidant-and-antitumor-activities-of-capparis-spinosa-l-and-the-related-mechanisms
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Lei Yu, Jinghhui Yang, Xin Wang, Bo Jiang, Yongxue Sun, Yubin Ji
The 'ethnodrug' Capparis spinosa L. has several pharmacological activities. First, it was found in previous experiments that an ethyl acetate extract of Capparis spinosa L. (CSE) exhibited antioxidant activity. In order to further research this finding, the present study investigate the blood biochemical indices, injury, energy metabolism, oxidative damage and mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) level of cardiac cells to study the effect of CSE on doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity. CSE had protective effects on the cardiac toxic effect of doxorubicin, and decreased the activity of lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK)...
November 16, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874084/silymarin-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-inflammation-via-simultaneous-inhibition-of-autophagy-and-erk-p38-mapk-pathway-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Diandian Li, Jun Hu, Tao Wang, Xue Zhang, Lian Liu, Hao Wang, Yanqiu Wu, Dan Xu, Fuqiang Wen
Cigarette smoke (CS) is a major risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), contributing to airway inflammation. Our previous study revealed that silymarin had an anti-inflammatory effect in CS-exposed mice. In this study, we attempt to further elucidate the molecular mechanisms of silymarin in CS extract (CSE)-induced inflammation using human bronchial epithelial cells. Silymarin significantly suppressed autophagy activation and the activity of ERK/p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in Beas-2B cells...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871808/new-mechanism-of-lipotoxicity-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-deficiency-of-endogenous-h2s-production-and-er-stress
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Runmin Guo, Zijun Wu, Jiamei Jiang, Chang Liu, Bin Wu, Xingyue Li, Teng Li, Hailiang Mo, Songjian He, Shanghai Li, Hai Yan, Ruina Huang, Qiong You, Keng Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the roles and mechanisms of endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: Blood of DCM patients included in the study were collected. The model of DCM rats was established using streptozotocin (STZ) injection. Cardiac lipotoxicity in vitro models were established using 500μM palmitic acid (PA) treatment for 24h in AC16 cardiomyocytes. Endogenous H2S production in plasma, culture supernatant and heart was measured by sulphur ion-selective electrode assay...
November 18, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866297/nps2143-inhibits-muc5ac-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-cigarette-smoke-extract-cse-stimulated-human-airway-epithelial-cells
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Jae-Won Lee, Ji-Won Park, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Hee Jae Lee, Hye Gwang Jeong, Jae-Hong Kim, Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyoung-Seop Ahn
Mucus overproduction is a fundamental hallmark of COPD that is caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. MUC5AC is one of the main mucin genes expressed in the respiratory epithelium, and its transcriptional upregulation often correlates with increased mucus secretion. Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) antagonists have been reported to possess anti-inflammatory effects. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective role of NPS2143, a selective CaSR antagonist on cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-stimulated NCI-H292 mucoepidermoid human lung cells...
November 19, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864656/nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-interact-when-modulating-gastric-physiological-functions-in-rodents
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Larisse Tavares Lucetti, Renan Oliveira Silva, Ana Paula Macedo Santana, Bruno de Melo Tavares, Mariana Lima Vale, Pedro Marcos Gomes Soares, Francisco José Batista de Lima Júnior, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães, Fernando de Queiroz Cunha, Ronaldo de Albuquerque Ribeiro, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Marcellus Henrique Loiola Ponte Souza
AIM: The objective was to evaluate the effects of nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) donors and possible interactions between these two systems in modulating gastric function. METHODS: Mice received saline, sodium nitroprusside (SNP), or sodium hydrosulfite (NaHS), and after 1 h, the animals were killed for immunofluorescence analysis of CSE or eNOS expressions, respectively. Other groups received saline, SNP, NaHS, Lawesson's reagent (H2S donor), PAG + SNP, L-NAME, L-NAME + NaHS, or L-NAME + Lawesson's reagent...
November 18, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848249/cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-deficiency-exacerbates-ccl4-induced-acute-hepatitis-and-fibrosis-in-the-mouse-liver
#16
Lei Ci, Xing Yu Yang, Xiao Wen Gu, Qing Li, Yang Guo, Zi Ping Zhou, Meng Jie Zhang, Jia Hao Shi, Hua Yang, Zhu Gang Wang, Jian Fei
AIMS: The present study examined the role of cystathionine γ-lyase (CSE) in CCl4- induced liver damage. RESULTS: A CSE gene knock-out and luciferase gene knock-in mouse model was constructed to study the function of CSE and trace its expression in living status. CCl4 or LPS markedly downregulated CSE expression in the liver of mice. CSE-deficient mice showed increased serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase levels, and liver damage after CCl4 challenge, whereas albumin and endogenous H2S levels decreased significantly...
November 16, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846769/effect-of-cichorium-intybus-l-seed-extract-on-renal-parameters-in-experimentally-induced-early-and-late-diabetes-type-2-in-rats
#17
Yasin Pourfarjam, Lotfollah Rezagholizadeh, Azin Nowrouzi, Alipasha Meysamie, Sarah Ghaseminejad, Nasrin Ziamajidi, Davood Norouzi
Blood and urine biochemistry screening tests are important for initial detection of diabetes, determination of severity of its complications, and monitoring of therapy. We evaluated the effects of aqueous chicory seed extract (CSE), on renal biochemical parameters, histology, and Na+/glucose cotansporters, SGLT1 and SGLT2 expression levels using metformin, and aspirin as controls. Late stage type 2 diabetes (LT2D; FBS, >300 mg/dl) and early stage type 2 diabetes (ET2D; FBS, 140-220 mg/dl) were induced in rats by streptozotocin (STZ group) and a combination of STZ and niacinamide (NIA/STZ group), respectively...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836711/effect-of-cigarette-smoke-extract-on-p-glycoprotein-function-in-primary-cultured-and-newly-developed-alveolar-epithelial-cells
#18
Mikihisa Takano, Ryosuke Naka, Yoshihiro Sasaki, Saori Nishimoto, Ryoko Yumoto
The effect of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) on P-glycoprotein (P-gp) function in the distal lung is unclear. In this study, we first examined the expression and function of P-gp and the effect of CSE in rat primary cultured alveolar epithelial cells. The expression of P-gp protein was observed in type I-like cells, but not in type II cells. In type I-like cells, rhodamine 123 (Rho123) accumulation was enhanced by various P-gp inhibitors such as verapamil and cyclosporine A. In addition, the expression of P-gp mRNAs, mdr1a and mdr1b, as well as P-gp activity increased along with the transdifferentiation...
August 31, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835930/master-autophagy-regulator-transcription-factor-eb-tfeb-regulates-cigarette-smoke-induced-autophagy-impairment-and-copd-emphysema-pathogenesis
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Manish Bodas, Neel Patel, David Silverberg, Kyla Walworth, Neeraj Vij
AIMS: Recent studies have shown that cigarette smoke (CS)-induced oxidative-stress impairs autophagy resulting in aggresome-formation that correlates with the severity of COPD-emphysema. Although, specific step in autophagy-pathway that is impaired is unknown. Hence, in this study we aimed to evaluate the role of master autophagy-regulator and transcription factor-EB (TFEB) in CS-induced COPD-emphysema pathogenesis. RESULTS: We first observed that TFEB-accumulates in the peri-nuclear spaces of the COPD lung tissues of tobacco-smokers and severe-emphysema subjects...
November 11, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832175/rnai-screen-for-nrf2-inducers-identifies-targets-that-rescue-primary-lung-epithelial-cells-from-cigarette-smoke-induced-radical-stress
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Frances-Rose Schumacher, Steffen Schubert, Michael Hannus, Birte Sönnichsen, Carina Ittrich, Stefan Kreideweiss, Thimo Kurz, Jörg F Rippmann
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent condition characterized by inflammation and progressive obstruction of the airways. At present, there is no treatment that suppresses the chronic inflammation of the disease, and COPD patients often succumb to the condition. Excessive oxidative stress caused by smoke inhalation is a major driving force of the disease. The transcription factor NRF2 is a critical player in the battle against oxidative stress and its function is impaired in COPD...
2016: PloS One
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