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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086920/absence-of-system-xc-on-immune-cells-invading-the-central-nervous-system-alleviates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalitis
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Ellen Merckx, Giulia Albertini, Magdalena Paterka, Cathy Jensen, Philipp Albrecht, Michael Dietrich, Joeri Van Liefferinge, Eduard Bentea, Lise Verbruggen, Thomas Demuyser, Lauren Deneyer, Jan Lewerenz, Geert van Loo, Jacques De Keyser, Hideyo Sato, Pamela Maher, Axel Methner, Ann Massie
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS), leading to neurodegeneration and chronic disability. Accumulating evidence points to a key role for neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and excitotoxicity in this degenerative process. System xc(-) or the cystine/glutamate antiporter could tie these pathological mechanisms together: its activity is enhanced by reactive oxygen species and inflammatory stimuli, and its enhancement might lead to the release of toxic amounts of glutamate, thereby triggering excitotoxicity and neurodegeneration...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079158/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-dependent-regulation-of-pulmonary-mirna-by-chronic-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Sarah Rogers, Angela Rico de Souza, Michela Zago, Matthew Iu, Necola Guerrina, Alvin Gomez, Jason Matthews, Carolyn J Baglole
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor historically known for its toxic responses to man-made pollutants such as dioxin. More recently, the AhR has emerged as a suppressor of inflammation, oxidative stress and apoptosis from cigarette smoke by mechanisms that may involve the regulation of microRNA. However, little is known about the AhR regulation of miRNA expression in the lung in response to inhaled toxicants. Therefore, we exposed Ahr(-/-) and Ahr(+/-) mice to cigarette smoke for 4 weeks and evaluated lung miRNA expression by PCR array...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078262/the-leaf-of-diospyros-kaki-thumb-ameliorates-renal-oxidative-damage-in-mice-with-type-2-diabetes
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Myung-Sook Choi, Mi Ji Jeong, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim, Un Ju Jung
Diabetic kidney disease is the most common and severe chronic complication of diabetes. The leaf of Diospyros kaki Thumb (persimmon) has been commonly used for herbal tea and medicinal purposes to treat a variety of conditions, including hypertension and atherosclerosis. However, the effect of persimmon leaf on kidney failure has not been investigated. This study aimed to examine the role of persimmon leaf in protecting the diabetes-associated kidney damage in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes. Mice were fed either a normal chow diet with or without powered persimmon leaf (5%, w/w) for 5 weeks...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077289/vitamin-d3-protects-against-a%C3%AE-peptide-cytotoxicity-in-differentiated-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells-a-role-for-s1p1-p38mapk-atf4-axis
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Federica Pierucci, Mercedes Garcia-Gil, Alessia Frati, Francesca Bini, Maria Martinesi, Eleonora Vannini, Marco Mainardi, Federico Luzzati, Paolo Peretto, Matteo Caleo, Elisabetta Meacci
Besides its classical function of bone metabolism regulation, 1A,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), acts on a variety of tissues including the nervous system, where the hormone plays an important role as neuroprotective, antiproliferating and differentiating agent. Sphingolipids are bioactive lipids that play critical and complex roles in regulating cell fate. In the present paper we have investigated whether sphingolipids are involved in the protective action of 1,25(OH)2D3. We have found that 1,25(OH)2D3 prevents amyloid-β peptide (Aβ(1-42)) cytotoxicity both in differentiated SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells and in vivo...
January 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076365/gene-expression-profiling-in-slow-type-calf-soleus-muscle-of-30-days-space-flown-mice
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Guido Gambara, Michele Salanova, Stefano Ciciliot, Sandra Furlan, Martina Gutsmann, Gudrun Schiffl, Ute Ungethuem, Pompeo Volpe, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dieter Blottner
Microgravity exposure as well as chronic disuse are two main causes of skeletal muscle atrophy in animals and humans. The antigravity calf soleus is a reference postural muscle to investigate the mechanism of disuse-induced maladaptation and plasticity of human and rodent (rats or mice) skeletal musculature. Here, we report microgravity-induced global gene expression changes in space-flown mouse skeletal muscle and the identification of yet unknown disuse susceptible transcripts found in soleus (a mainly slow phenotype) but not in extensor digitorum longus (a mainly fast phenotype dorsiflexor as functional counterpart to soleus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074830/tet1-in-nucleus-accumbens-opposes-depression-and-anxiety-like-behaviors
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Jian Feng, Catherine J Pena, Immanuel Purushothaman, Olivia Engmann, Deena Walker, Amber N Brown, Orna Issler, Marie Doyle, Eileen Harrigan, Ezekiell Mouzon, Vincent Vialou, Li Shen, Meelad M Dawlaty, Rudolf Jaenisch, Eric J Nestler
Depression is a leading cause of disease burden, yet current therapies fully treat <50% of affected individuals. Increasing evidence implicates epigenetic mechanisms in depression and antidepressant action. Here, we examined a possible role for the DNA dioxygenase, ten eleven translocation protein 1 (TET1), in depression-related behavioral abnormalities. We applied chronic social defeat stress, an ethologically validated mouse model of depression-like behaviors, and examined Tet1 expression changes in nucleus accumbens (NAc), a key brain reward region...
January 11, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073366/oral-treatment-with-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-attenuates-behavioural-deficits-and-immune-changes-in-chronic-social-stress
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Aadil Bharwani, M Firoz Mian, Michael G Surette, John Bienenstock, Paul Forsythe
BACKGROUND: Stress-related disorders involve systemic alterations, including disruption of the intestinal microbial community. Given the putative connections between the microbiota, immunity, neural function, and behaviour, we investigated the potential for microbe-induced gut-to-brain signalling to modulate the impact of stress on host behaviour and immunoregulation. METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice treated orally over 28 days with either Lactobacillus rhamnosus (JB-1) ™ or vehicle were subjected to chronic social defeat and assessed for alterations in behaviour and immune cell phenotype...
January 11, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069457/quercetin-prevents-chronic-unpredictable-stress-induced-behavioral-dysfunction-in-mice-by-alleviating-hippocampal-oxidative-and-inflammatory-stress
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Vineet Mehta, Arun Parashar, Malairaman Udayabanu
It is now evident that chronic stress is associated with anxiety, depression and cognitive dysfunction and very few studies have focused on identifying possible methods to prevent these stress-induced disorders. Previously, we identified abundance of quercetin in Urtica dioica extract, which efficiently attenuated stress related complications. Therefore, current study was designed to investigate the effect of quercetin on chronic unpredicted stress (CUS) induced behavioral dysfunction, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in the mouse hippocampus...
January 7, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068856/effects-of-ethanol-on-social-avoidance-induced-by-chronic-social-defeat-stress-in-mice
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Cristiane A Favoretto, Giovana C Macedo, Isabel M H Quadros
In rodents, chronic social defeat stress promotes deficits in social interest and social interaction. We further explored these anti-social effects by comparing the consequences of two different defeat stress protocols (episodic vs. continuous stress) in a social investigation test. We expected that continuous, but not episodic, stress would induce social deficits in this model. Furthermore, we tested whether a potentially anxiolytic dose of ethanol reverses social deficits induced by defeat stress. Male Swiss mice were exposed to a 10-day social defeat protocol, using daily confrontations with an aggressive resident mouse...
January 9, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068373/stress-dependent-changes-in-the-cacybp-sip-interacting-protein-s100a6-in-the-mouse-brain
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Katarzyna Bartkowska, Izabela Swiatek, Agata Aniszewska, Ewelina Jurewicz, Kris Turlejski, Anna Filipek, Rouzanna L Djavadian
The CacyBP/SIP target S100A6 is widely present in the nervous system, and its up-regulation is associated with certain neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we examined the involvement of S100A6 protein in stress responses in mice. Using Western blotting, we observed a marked change in brainstem structures, whereby stressed mice showed approximately one-third the protein level produced in the control group. A decreased level of S100A6 protein in stressed animals was also detected in the olfactory bulb and the cerebellum and stress-related structures such as the hippocampus and the hypothalamus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062796/integrated-cellular-and-plasma-proteomics-of-contrasting-b-cell-cancers-reveals-common-unique-and-systemic-signatures
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Harvey E Johnston, Matthew J Carter, Kerry L Cox, Melanie Dunscombe, Antigoni Manousopoulou, Paul A Townsend, Spiro D Garbis, Mark S Cragg
Approximately 800,000 leukaemia and lymphoma cases are diagnosed worldwide each year. Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), are examples of contrasting B-cell cancers; BL is a highly aggressive lymphoid tumour, frequently affecting children, whilst CLL typically presents as an indolent, slow-progressing leukaemia affecting the elderly. The B-cell-specific over-expression of the myc and tcl1 oncogenes in mice induce spontaneous malignancies modelling BL and CLL, respectively. Quantitative mass spectrometry proteomics and isobaric labelling were employed to examine the biology underpinning contrasting Eμ-myc and Eμ-TCL1 B-cell tumours...
January 4, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062415/cardiomyocyte-specific-ablation-of-cd36-accelerates-the-progression-from-compensated-cardiac-hypertrophy-to-heart-failure
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Miranda M Sung, Nikole J Byrne, Ty T Kim, Jody Levasseur, Grant Masson, Jamie Boisvenue, Maria Febbraio, Jason R B Dyck
Previous studies have shown that loss of CD36 protects the heart from dysfunction induced by pressure overload in the presence of diet-induced insulin resistance and/or obesity. The beneficial effects of CD36 ablation in this context are mediated by preventing excessive cardiac fatty acid (FA) entry and reducing lipotoxic injury. However, whether or not the loss of CD36 can prevent pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction in the absence of chronic exposure to high circulating FAs is currently unknown. To address this, we utilized a tamoxifen inducible cardiomyocyte-specific CD36 knockout (icCD36KO) mouse and genetically deleted CD36 in adulthood...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058270/validity-assessment-of-5-day-repeated-forced-swim-stress-to-model-human-depression-in-young-adult-c57bl-6j-and-balb-cj-mice
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Joram D Mul, Jia Zheng, Laurie J Goodyear
The development of animal models with construct, face, and predictive validity to accurately model human depression has been a major challenge. One proposed rodent model is the 5 d repeated forced swim stress (5d-RFSS) paradigm, which progressively increases floating during individual swim sessions. The onset and persistence of this floating behavior has been anthropomorphically characterized as a measure of depression. This interpretation has been under debate because a progressive increase in floating over time may reflect an adaptive learned behavioral response promoting survival, and not depression (Molendijk and de Kloet, 2015)...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057718/calcium-mediated-oxidative-stress-a-common-mechanism-in-tight-junction-disruption-by-different-types-of-cellular-stress
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Ruchika Gangwar, Avtar Meena, Pradeep Shukla, Archana Nagaraja, Piotr Dorniak, Sandeep Pallikuth, Christopher Waters, Anil Sood, Radhakrishna Rao
The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in osmotic stress, dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and cyclic stretch-induced tight junction disruption was investigated in Caco-2 cell monolayers in vitro , and restraint stress-induced barrier dysfunction in mouse colon in vivo Live cell imaging showed that osmotic stress, cyclic stretch and DSS triggered rapid production of ROS in Caco-2 cell monolayers, which was blocked by depletion of intracellular Ca(2+) by BAPTA. Knockdown of CaV1.3 or TRPV6 channels blocked osmotic stress and DSS-induced ROS production and attenuated tight junction disruption and barrier dysfunction...
January 5, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057038/aldose-reductase-mediates-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-induced-by-high-uric-acid-concentrations
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Zhiyong Huang, Quan Hong, Xueguang Zhang, Wenzhen Xiao, Liyuan Wang, Shaoyuan Cui, Zhe Feng, Yang Lv, Guangyan Cai, Xiangmei Chen, Di Wu
BACKGROUND: Uric acid (UA) is an antioxidant found in human serum. However, high UA levels may also have pro-oxidant functions. According to previous research, aldose reductase (AR) plays a vital role in the oxidative stress-related complications of diabetes. We sought to determine the mechanism by which UA becomes deleterious at high concentrations as well as the effect of AR in this process. METHOD: Endothelial cells were divided into three groups cultured without UA or with 300 μM or 600 μM UA...
January 5, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056723/chronic-treatment-with-minoxidil-induces-elastic-fiber-neosynthesis-and-functional-improvement-in-the-aorta-of-aged-mice
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Marion Coquand-Gandit, Marie Paule Jacob, Wassim Fhayli, Beatriz Romero Ruiz de la Hermosa, Miglena Georgieva, Stéphanie Bouillot, Eric Estève, Jean-Pierre Andrieu, Sandrine Brasseur, Sophie Bouyon, Natalio Garcia-Honduvilla, Philippe Huber, Julia Bujan, Milena Atanasova, Gilles Faury
Normal arterial aging processes involve vascular cell dysfunction associated with wall stiffening, the latter being due to progressive elastin and elastic fiber degradation, as well as elastin and collagen cross-linking by advanced glycation end-products (AGE). These processes progressively lead to cardiovascular dysfunction during aging. Elastin is only synthesized during late gestation and childhood, and further degradation occurring throughout adulthood cannot be physiologically compensated by replacement of altered material...
January 5, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054037/gene-expression-alterations-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-and-blood-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression-during-menopause
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Shigeo Miyata, Masashi Kurachi, Noriko Sakurai, Yuchio Yanagawa, Yasuki Ishizaki, Masahiko Mikuni, Masato Fukuda
AIMS: The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) is higher in women than in men, and this may be due to the decline in estrogen levels that occurs during the menopausal transition. We studied the biological alterations in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is a region that is highly implicated in the neurobiology of MDD, and the blood cells (BCs) of ovariectomized (OVX) mice subjected to chronic mild stress (CMS), which represents a mouse model of depression during menopause...
December 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053040/disruption-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-signaling-in-sim1-neurons-reduces-physiological-and-behavioral-reactivity-to-acute-and-chronic-stress
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Sriparna Ghosal, Amy E B Packard, Parinaz Mahbod, Jessica M McKlveen, Randy J Seeley, Brent Myers, Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, Eric P Smith, David A D'Alessio, James P Herman
: Organismal stress initiates a tightly orchestrated set of responses involving complex physiological and neurocognitive systems. Here, we present evidence for glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)-mediated paraventricular hypothalamic circuit coordinating the global stress response. The GLP-1 receptor (Glp1r) in mice was knocked down in neurons expressing single-minded 1, a transcription factor abundantly expressed in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. Mice with single-minded 1-mediated Glp1r knockdown had reduced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to both acute and chronic stress and were protected against weight loss associated with chronic stress...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053029/mutant-%C3%AE-synuclein-overexpression-induces-stressless-pacemaking-in-vagal-motoneurons-at-risk-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Efrat Lasser-Katz, Alon Simchovitz, Wei-Hua Chiu, Wolfgang H Oertel, Ronit Sharon, Hermona Soreq, Jochen Roeper, Joshua A Goldberg
: α-Synuclein overexpression (ASOX) drives the formation of toxic aggregates in neurons vulnerable in Parkinson's disease (PD), including dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra (SN) and cholinergic neurons of the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus (DMV). Just as these populations differ in when they exhibit α-synucleinopathies during PD pathogenesis, they could also differ in their physiological responses to ASOX. An ASOX-mediated hyperactivity of SN dopamine neurons, which was caused by oxidative dysfunction of Kv4...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045589/dietary-selenium-protects-adiponectin-knockout-mice-against-chronic-inflammation-induced-colon-cancer
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Arpit Saxena, Raja Fayad, Kamaljeet Kaur, Samantha Truman, Julian Greer, James A Carson, Anindya Chanda
Selenium (Se) is an essential dietary micronutrient that has been examined for protection against different types of cancers including colon cancer. Despite an established inverse association between Se and chronic inflammation induced colon cancer (CICC), the mechanistic understanding of Se's protective effects requires additional in-vivo studies using preclinical animal models of CICC. Adiponectin (APN) is an adipocytokine that is protective against CICC as well. However, its role in the anti-mutagenic effects of the Se-diet remains unknown...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
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