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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145213/depressed-immune-responses-and-accelerated-splenic-apoptosis-due-to-experience-of-food-deprivation-and-inequality-but-not-unstable-social-status-in-balb-c-mice
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Marjan Aghajani, Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi, Mohsen Khalili Najafabadi, Tooba Ghazanfari, Fatemeh Moradi, Ravieh Golchoobian, Hasan Askari, Nima Sanadgol, Ehsan Kazemi Moghaddam
OBJECTIVE(S): We aimed to show that the immune system is sensitive to the detrimental effects of inequality and social injustice, and splenic vulnerability to apoptosis may also increase. METHODS: In order of better determination of immune responses to chronic social stress, we implemented food deprivation, food intake inequality, and unstable social status (a change of cage-mate every 3 days) for a period of 14 days in 60 male Balb/c mice. At the end of this stress period, nitric oxide (NO) production by peritoneal adherent cells and the serum concentration of corticosterone were measured...
November 17, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144408/antioxidant-effect-of-barley-sprout-extract-via-enhancement-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-activity-and-glutathione-synthesis
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Yun-Hee Lee, Sou Hyun Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Kyung-Mi Kim, Jae-Chul Jung, Tae Gen Son, Sung Hwan Ki, Woo-Duck Seo, Jae-Hwan Kwak, Jin Tae Hong, Young-Suk Jung
We previously showed that barley sprout extract (BSE) prevents chronic alcohol intake-induced liver injury in mice. BSE notably inhibited glutathione (GSH) depletion and increased inflammatory responses, revealing its mechanism of preventing alcohol-induced liver injury. In the present study we investigated whether the antioxidant effect of BSE involves enhancing nuclear factor-erythroid 2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) activity and GSH synthesis to inhibit alcohol-induced oxidative liver injury. Mice fed alcohol for four weeks exhibited significantly increased oxidative stress, evidenced by increased malondialdehyde (MDA) level and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) immunostaining in the liver, whereas treatment with BSE (100 mg/kg) prevented these effects...
November 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141007/escitalopram-and-nht-normalized-stress-induced-anhedonia-and-molecular-neuroadaptations-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression
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Or Burstein, Motty Franko, Eyal Gale, Assaf Handelsman, Segev Barak, Shai Motsan, Alon Shamir, Roni Toledano, Omri Simhon, Yafit Hirshler, Gang Chen, Ravid Doron
Anhedonia is defined as a diminished ability to obtain pleasure from otherwise positive stimuli. Anxiety and mood disorders have been previously associated with dysregulation of the reward system, with anhedonia as a core element of major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of the present study was to investigate whether stress-induced anhedonia could be prevented by treatments with escitalopram or novel herbal treatment (NHT) in an animal model of depression. Unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) was administered for 4 weeks on ICR outbred mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138513/foxa2-alleviates-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis-by-protecting-hepatocytes-in-mice
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Wei Wang, Li-Jia Yao, Weifeng Shen, Kai Ding, Pei-Mei Shi, Fei Chen, Jin He, Jin Ding, Xin Zhang, Wei-Fen Xie
The liver-enriched transcription factor Forkhead Box A2 (FOXA2) has been reported to be involved in bile acid homeostasis and bile duct development. However, the role of FOXA2 in liver fibrogenesis remains undefined. In this study, we found that the abundance of FOXA2 was significantly lower in fibrotic livers of patients and mice treated with CCl4 than in controls. Interestingly, the expression level of FOXA2 decreased in hepatocytes, whereas FOXA2 was elevated in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) of mouse fibrotic livers...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136776/dihydroartemisinin-inhibits-er-stress-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway-to-attenuate-hepatocyte-lipoapoptosis-via-blocking-the-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Xingran Chen, Mianli Bian, Chenxi Zhang, Jun Kai, Zhen Yao, Huanhuan Jin, Chunfeng Lu, Jiangjuan Shao, Anping Chen, Feng Zhang, Shizhong Zheng
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD), characterized by accumulation of fatty acids in liver cells, is usually caused by Chronic alcohol consumption. Our previous study has identified that DA protects against alcoholic liver injury in alcohol-fed rats through alleviating hepatocyte steatosis. It has emerged that saturated fatty acids could provoke endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis in hepatocytes. This study was aimed to explore the impact of DA on ALD and further elaborate the underlying mechanisms. Results demonstrated that DA attenuates alcoholic liver injury in mice...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130831/a-predominant-oxidative-renal-metabolite-of-empagliflozin-in-male-mice-is-cytotoxic-in-mouse-renal-tubular-cells-but-not-genotoxic
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James D Smith, Zimei Huang, Patricia A Escobar, Pamela Foppiano, Hlaing Maw, William Loging, Hongbin Yu, Jonathan A Phillips, Mitchell Taub, Warren W Ku
In a previously reported CD-1 mouse 2-year carcinogenicity study with the sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor empagliflozin, an increased incidence of renal tubular adenomas and carcinomas was identified only in the male high-dose group. Follow-up investigative studies have shown that the renal tumors in male high-dose mice were preceded by a number of renal degenerative/regenerative findings. Prior cross-species in vitro metabolism studies using microsomes identified an oxidative metabolite (M466/2) predominantly formed in the male mouse kidney and which spontaneously degrades to a metabolite (M380/1) and reactive 4-OH crotonaldehyde (CTA)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130486/rtp801-is-a-critical-factor-in-the-neurodegeneration-process-of-a53t-alpha-synuclein-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-under-chronic-restraint-stress
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Zhao Zhang, Shi-Feng Chu, Sha-Sha Wang, Yi-Na Jiang, Yan Gao, Peng-Fei Yang, Qi-Di Ai, Nai-Hong Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The incidence of Parkinson's disease exhibited a younger tendency in recent years with the constantly increased stressors of modern society, but this relationship remains obscured. We performed this study to investigate whether stress contributes to this tendency and identify the executor during this process. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Ten-month-old α-synuclein A53T mice, a PD mice model, were treated with chronic restraint stress (CRS) to simulate a PD-sensitive person with constant stress stimulation...
November 11, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126308/nrf2-deficiency-promotes-the-progression-from-acute-tubular-damage-to-chronic-renal-fibrosis-following-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Weiwei Kong, Jingqi Fu, Nan Liu, Congcong Jiao, Guangying Guo, Junjun Luan, Huihui Wang, Li Yao, Lining Wang, Masayuki Yamamoto, Jingbo Pi, Hua Zhou
Background: Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a central mediator of cellular responses to oxidative stress. We hypothesized that Nrf2 modulates progression from acute tubular damage to renal fibrosis. We asked whether Nrf2 deletion increases renal injury in mice following unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Methods: We explored the time course of renal injury and Nrf2 expression in Nrf2+/+ mice following UUO. We compared Nrf2+/+ and Nrf2-/- mice following UUO in tubular damage, transdifferentiation [vimentin, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)], fibrosis [fibronectin, α-smooth muscle actin (SMA)], antioxidative and inflammatory responses...
November 6, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118713/corticotropin-releasing-factor-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-in-socially-defeated-and-non-stressed-mice-with-a-history-of-chronic-alcohol-intake
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Lucas Albrechet-Souza, Thiago W Viola, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira, Klaus A Miczek, Rosa M M de Almeida
Stress exposure has been identified as one risk factor for alcohol abuse that may facilitate the transition from social or regulated use to the development of alcohol dependence. Preclinical studies have shown that dysregulation of the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) neurotransmission has been implicated in stress-related psychopathologies such as depression and anxiety, and may affect alcohol consumption. The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) contains CRF-producing neurons which seem to be sensitive to stress...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118417/brain-activation-induced-by-chronic-psychosocial-stress-in-mice
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Mikaela A Laine, Ewa Sokolowska, Mateusz Dudek, Saija-Anita Callan, Petri Hyytiä, Iiris Hovatta
Chronic psychosocial stress is a well-established risk factor for neuropsychiatric diseases. Abnormalities in brain activity have been demonstrated in patients with stress-related disorders. Global brain activation patterns during chronic stress exposure are less well understood but may have strong modifying effects on specific brain circuits and thereby influence development of stress-related pathologies. We determined neural activation induced by chronic social defeat stress, a mouse model of psychosocial stress...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115597/quantitative-proteomic-study-of-the-plasma-reveals-acute-phase-response-and-lxr-rxr-and-fxr-rxr-activation-in-the-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-mouse-model-of-depression
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Chuangchuang Yang, Chanjuan Zhou, Jie Li, Zhi Chen, Haiyang Shi, Wensong Yang, Yinhua Qin, Lin Lü, Libo Zhao, Liang Fang, Haiyang Wang, Zicheng Hu, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder is a severe neuropsychiatric disease that negatively impacts the quality of life of a large portion of the population. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying depression are still unclear. The pathogenesis of depression involves several brain regions. However, most previous studies have focused only on one specific brain region. Plasma and brain tissues exchange numerous components through the blood‑brain barrier. Therefore, in the present study, plasma samples from control (CON) mice and mice subjected to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) were used to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of depression, and the association between the peripheral circulation and the central nervous system...
October 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107957/febuxostat-ameliorates-secondary-progressive-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-restoring-mitochondrial-energy-production-in-a-got2-dependent-manner
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Josephe A Honorat, Yuji Nakatsuji, Mikito Shimizu, Makoto Kinoshita, Hisae Sumi-Akamaru, Tsutomu Sasaki, Kazushiro Takata, Toru Koda, Akiko Namba, Kazuya Yamashita, Eri Sanda, Manabu Sakaguchi, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Takashi Shirakura, Mizuho Tamura, Saburo Sakoda, Hideki Mochizuki, Tatsusada Okuno
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction are important determinants of neurodegeneration in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). We previously showed that febuxostat, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, ameliorated both relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) by preventing neurodegeneration in mice. In this study, we investigated how febuxostat protects neuron in secondary progressive EAE. A DNA microarray analysis revealed that febuxostat treatment increased the CNS expression of several mitochondria-related genes in EAE mice, most notably including GOT2, which encodes glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase 2 (GOT2)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107647/muscle-protective-effects-of-schisandrae-fructus-extracts-in-old-mice-after-chronic-forced-exercise
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Ki-Young Kim, Sae-Kwang Ku, Ki-Won Lee, Chang-Hyun Song, Won G An
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schisandrae Fructus (SF), the dried fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill., is a well-known traditional herb used in Asia for enhancing physical work capacity as well as providing anti-stress and anti-inflammatory effects. Extracts of SF (SFe) have also been reported to increase skeletal muscle mass and inhibit muscle atrophy. AIM OF THE STUDY: We examined whether SFe had muscle-protective effects in old mice after chronic forced exercises, and, if so, relevant mechanisms...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107291/absence-of-the-kinase-s6k1-mimics-the-effect-of-chronic-endurance-exercise-on-glucose-tolerance-and-muscle-oxidative-stress
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C Binsch, T Jelenik, A Pfitzer, M Dille, S Müller-Lühlhoff, S Hartwig, S Karpinski, S Lehr, D G Kabra, A Chadt, M Roden, H Al-Hasani, T R Castañeda
OBJECTIVE: Ribosomal protein S6 Kinase-1 (S6K1) has been linked to resistance exercise-mediated improvements in glycemia. We hypothesized that S6K1 may also play a role in regulating glycemic control in response to endurance exercise training. METHODS: S6k1-knockout (S6K1KO) and WT mice on a 60 cal% high-fat diet were trained for 4 weeks on treadmills, metabolically phenotyped, and compared to sedentary controls. RESULTS: WT mice showed improved glucose tolerance after training...
November 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105627/macrophage-related-cytokine-expressions-in-depression-mouse-model-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Shoulian Zhu, Lejing Li, Ying Li, Wenyuan Cao
Depression is characterized by mental retardation, interest blank, hypoactivity, anxiety, appetite loss, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders and other symptoms. The incidence of depressed patients has demonstrated an upward trend in recent years. Antidepressant drugs are commonly used in modern medicine, but they have the side effect of drug resistance. This study aims to explore the effect of acupuncture stimulation on expressions of macrophage-related cytokines in mice with depression induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), and to explore the underlying immunological mechanism...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104656/therapeutic-effects-of-stemonine-on-particulate-matter-2-5-induced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-mice
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Jinbo Zhang, Shiqing Li, Li Sun, Yanxia Chen, Lei Zhang, Zhenghui Zhang
Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) is a growing concern worldwide due to its association with respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Stemonine, a traditional Chinese herb, has been demonstrated to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it a potential drug for the treatment of respiratory diseases. The therapeutic effects of stemonine on mice with PM2.5-induced COPD were investigated in the present study. Kunming mice were randomly divided into the following five groups (n=10/group): Control, model, low-dose stemonine, moderate-dose stemonine and high-dose stemonine...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104232/treatment-with-a-catalytic-superoxide-dismutase-sod-mimetic-improves-liver-steatosis-insulin-sensitivity-and-inflammation-in-obesity-induced-type-2-diabetes
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Gina M Coudriet, Meghan M Delmastro-Greenwood, Dana M Previte, Meghan L Marré, Erin C O'Connor, Elizabeth A Novak, Garret Vincent, Kevin P Mollen, Sojin Lee, H Henry Dong, Jon D Piganelli
Oxidative stress and persistent inflammation are exaggerated through chronic over-nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle, resulting in insulin resistance. In type 2 diabetes (T2D), impaired insulin signaling leads to hyperglycemia and long-term complications, including metabolic liver dysfunction, resulting in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The manganese metalloporphyrin superoxide dismustase (SOD) mimetic, manganese (III) meso-tetrakis (N-ethylpyridinium-2-yl) porphyrin (MnP), is an oxidoreductase known to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and decrease pro-inflammatory cytokine production, by inhibiting nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) activation...
November 1, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100420/protein-bound-uremic-toxins-impaired-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-functions
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Chiao-Yin Sun, Mei-Ling Cheng, Heng-Chih Pan, Jia-Hung Lee, Chin-Chan Lee
Protein-bound uremic toxins, indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate, increase oxidative stress and adversely affect chronic kidney disease progression and cardiovascular complications. In this study, we examined whether mitochondria are the target of indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate intoxication in vivo and in vitro. The kidneys of 10-week-old male B-6 mice with ½-nephrectomy treated with indoxyl sulfate and p-cresol sulfate were used for the animal study. Cultured human renal tubular cells were used for the in vitro study...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100417/inhibition-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-alleviates-cigarette-smoke-induced-airway-inflammation-and-emphysema
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Yong Wang, Zhen-Zhen Wu, Wei Wang
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are pathologic features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoke (CS)-induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been implicated in the COPD development, but the molecular mechanism by which it contributes to COPD etiology and the specific role it plays in COPD pathogenesis remain poorly understood. Here, we aimed to determine the role of ER stress in the pathogenesis of CS-induced airway inflammation and emphysema. Exposure to CS significantly increased the expression of ER stress markers in Beas-2B cells and in mouse lungs, possibly through the production of oxidative stress...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090682/a-novel-method-for-chronic-social-defeat-stress-in-female-mice
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Alexander Z Harris, Piray Atsak, Zachary H Bretton, Emma S Holt, Raisa Alam, Mitchell P Morton, Atheir I Abbas, E David Leonardo, Scott S Bolkan, René Hen, Joshua A Gordon
Historically, preclinical stress studies have often omitted female subjects, despite evidence that women have higher rates of anxiety and depression. In rodents, many stress susceptibility and resilience studies have focused on males since one commonly used paradigm-chronic social defeat stress-has proven challenging to implement in females. We report a new version of the social defeat paradigm that works in female mice. By applying male odorants to females in order to increase resident male aggressive behavior, we find that female mice undergo repeated social defeat stress and develop social avoidance, decreased sucrose preference and decreased time in the open arms of the elevated plus maze relative to control mice...
November 1, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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