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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213267/ferulic-acid-inhibits-neuro-inflammation-in-mice-exposed-to-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Ya-Min Liu, Ji-Duo Shen, Li-Ping Xu, Han-Bing Li, Yu-Cheng Li, Li-Tao Yi
Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid that widely presents in plant cell wall components. It has been demonstrated that ferulic acid can attenuate depressive-like behaviors in both forced swimming test and tail suspension test. Considering that depression is an inflammatory related mental disease, our present study was aimed to investigate the role of ferulic acid in the regulation of microglia activation, pro-inflammatory cytokines, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in mice exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)...
February 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212885/epinephrine-promotes-cox-2-dependent-immune-suppression-in-myeloid-cells-and-cancer-tissues
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Ravikumar Muthuswamy, Nana J Okada, Frank J Jenkins, Kandace McGuire, Priscilla F McAuliffe, Herbert J Zeh, David L Bartlett, Callen Wallace, Simon Watkins, Jill D Henning, Dana H Bovbjerg, Pawel Kalinski
Activation of the sympathetic nervous system (e.g., due to stress) has been implicated in cancer progression and recurrence, but its cancer-promoting effects have been variable between different studies. Here, we report that although catecholamines, mediators of systemic sympathetic activity, display only weak immunosuppressive impact on their own, their combination with inflammatory signals leads to the induction of COX-2 and multiple COX-2-dependent suppressive factors in human myeloid cells and cancer tissues...
February 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212276/preventive-effects-of-pentoxifylline-on-the-development-of-colonic-premalignant-lesions-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
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Kazufumi Fukuta, Yohei Shirakami, Akinori Maruta, Koki Obara, Soichi Iritani, Nobuhiko Nakamura, Takahiro Kochi, Masaya Kubota, Hiroyasu Sakai, Takuji Tanaka, Masahito Shimizu
Obesity and its related metabolic abnormalities, including enhanced oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, are closely related to colorectal tumorigenesis. Pentoxifylline (PTX), a methylxanthine derivative, has been reported to suppress the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and possess anti-inflammatory properties. The present study investigated the effects of PTX on the development of carcinogen-induced colorectal premalignant lesions in obese and diabetic mice. Male C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice, which are severely obese and diabetic, were administered weekly subcutaneous injections of the colonic carcinogen azoxymethane (15 mg/kg body weight) for four weeks and then received drinking water containing 125 or 500 ppm PTX for eight weeks...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209760/glucoraphanin-ameliorates-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-through-adipose-tissue-browning-and-reduction-of-metabolic-endotoxemia-in-mice
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Naoto Nagata, Liang Xu, Susumu Kohno, Yusuke Ushida, Yudai Aoki, Ryohei Umeda, Nobuo Fuke, Fen Zhuge, Yinhua Ni, Mayumi Nagashimada, Chiaki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Shuichi Kaneko, Tsuguhito Ota
Low-grade sustained inflammation links obesity to insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, therapeutic approaches to improve systemic energy balance and chronic inflammation in obesity are limited. Pharmacological activation of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) alleviates obesity and insulin resistance in mice; however, Nrf2 inducers are not clinically available owing to safety concerns. Thus, we examined whether dietary glucoraphanin, a stable precursor of the Nrf2 inducer sulforaphane, ameliorates systemic energy balance, chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and NAFLD in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208711/antidepressant-effects-of-aripiprazole-augmentation-for-cilostazol-treated-mice-exposed-to-chronic-mild-stress-after-ischemic-stroke
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Yu Ri Kim, Ha Neui Kim, Ki Whan Hong, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Byung Tae Choi
The aim of this study was to determine the effects and underlying mechanism of aripiprazole (APZ) augmentation for cilostazol (CLS)-treated post-ischemic stroke mice that were exposed to chronic mild stress (CMS). Compared to treatment with either APZ or CLS alone, the combined treatment resulted in a greater reduction in depressive behaviors, including anhedonia, despair-like behaviors, and memory impairments. This treatment also significantly reduced atrophic changes in the striatum, cortex, and midbrain of CMS-treated ischemic mice, and inhibited neuronal cell apoptosis, particularly in the striatum and the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197343/chronic-social-defeat-stress-modulates-dendritic-spines-structural-plasticity-in-adult-mouse-frontal-association-cortex
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Yu Shu, Tonghui Xu
Chronic stress is associated with occurrence of many mental disorders. Previous studies have shown that dendrites and spines of pyramidal neurons of the prefrontal cortex undergo drastic reorganization following chronic stress experience. So the prefrontal cortex is believed to play a key role in response of neural system to chronic stress. However, how stress induces dynamic structural changes in neural circuit of prefrontal cortex remains unknown. In the present study, we examined the effects of chronic social defeat stress on dendritic spine structural plasticity in the mouse frontal association (FrA) cortex in vivo using two-photon microscopy...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195035/pre-s2-mutant-induced-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signal-pathways-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chiao-Fang Teng, Han-Chieh Wu, Woei-Cherng Shyu, Long-Bin Jeng, Ih-Jen Su
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Pre-S2 mutant represents an HBV oncoprotein that is accumulated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and manifests as type II ground glass hepatocytes (GGHs). Pre-S2 mutant can induce ER stress and initiate multiple ER stress-dependent or -independent cellular signal pathways, leading to growth advantage of type II GGH. Importantly, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signal pathways are consistently activated throughout the liver tumorigenesis in pre-S2 mutant transgenic mice and in human HCC tissues, leading to hepatocyte proliferation, metabolic disorders, and HCC tumorigenesis...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193888/interleukin-37-reverses-the-metabolic-cost-of-inflammation-increases-oxidative-respiration-and-improves-exercise-tolerance
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Giulio Cavalli, Jamie N Justice, Kristen E Boyle, Angelo D'Alessandro, Elan Z Eisenmesser, Jonathan J Herrera, Kirk C Hansen, Travis Nemkov, Rinke Stienstra, Cecilia Garlanda, Alberto Mantovani, Douglas R Seals, Lorenzo Dagna, Leo A B Joosten, Dov B Ballak, Charles A Dinarello
IL-1 family member interleukin 37 (IL-37) has broad antiinflammatory properties and functions as a natural suppressor of innate inflammation. In this study, we demonstrate that treatment with recombinant human IL-37 reverses the decrease in exercise performance observed during systemic inflammation. This effect was associated with a decrease in the levels of plasma and muscle cytokines, comparable in extent to that obtained upon IL-1 receptor blockade. Exogenous administration of IL-37 to healthy mice, not subjected to an inflammatory challenge, also improved exercise performance by 82% compared with vehicle-treated mice (P = 0...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193523/faah-inhibition-produces-antidepressant-like-efforts-of-mice-to-acute-stress-via-synaptic-long-term-depression
#9
Ying Wang, Xia Zhang
Recent studies have shown that inhibition of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), the major degradative enzyme of the endocannabinoid N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), produced antidepressant behavioral responses, but its underlying mechanism is not clear. Here we find that a systemic administration of the FAAH inhibitor PF3845 or an intra-CA1 application of AEA elicits an in vivo long-term depression (LTD) at excitatory glutamatergic CA3-CA1 synapses of the hippocampus. The PF3845- and/or AEA-elicited LTD are abolished by the LTD-blocking peptide Tat-GluR2...
February 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192190/%C3%AE-7-integrin-and-madcam-1-play-opposing-roles-during-the-development-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Hannah K Drescher, Angela Schippers, Thomas Clahsen, Hacer Sahin, Heidi Noels, Mathias Hornef, Norbert Wagner, Christian Trautwein, Konrad L Streetz, Daniela C Kroy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in western countries. It is unclear how infiltrating leukocytes affect NASH-development. Hence our study aims to investigate the role of the homing/receptor-pair mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1)/β7-Integrin for immune cell recruitment and disease progression in a steatohepatitis model. METHODS: Constitutive β7-Integrin deficient (β7(-/-)) and MAdCAM-1 deficient (MAdCAM-1(-/-)) mice were fed high-fat-diet (HFD) for 26 weeks or methionine-choline-deficient-diet (MCD) for 4 weeks...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191274/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-carvacrol-on-ethanol-induced-hippocampal-neurons-impairment-via-the-antioxidative-and-antiapoptotic-pathways
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Peng Wang, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Hui Ding, Yonggang Cao, Juan Yu, Ruxia Liu, Qianlong Zhang, Hui Zhu, Lihui Qu
Chronic alcohol consumption causes hippocampal neuronal impairment, which is associated with oxidative stress and apoptosis. Carvacrol is a major monoterpenic phenol found in essential oils from the family Labiatae and has antioxidative stress and antiapoptosis actions. However, the protective effects of carvacrol in ethanol-induced hippocampal neuronal impairment have not been fully understood. We explored the neuroprotective effects of carvacrol in vivo and in vitro. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to 35% ethanol for 4 weeks to establish ethanol model in vivo, and hippocampal neuron injury was simulated by 200 mM ethanol in vitro...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190393/significance-of-cholinergic-and-peptidergic-nerves-in-stress-induced-ulcer-and-malt-lymphoma-formation
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Masahiko Nakamura, Anders Øverby, Akina Uehara, Masaya Oda, Shinichi Takahashi, Somay Y Murayama, Hidenori Matsui
: Backgound: The role of enteric nerves has previously been demonstrated in the formation of several gastric diseases. In the present review, the significance of the cholinergic nerves in stress-induced ulcer formation as well as the importance of substance P in the formation of gastric MALT lymphoma is discussed. METHODS: The stress-induced ulcer was induced by the plaster bandage methods in rats. The gastric MALT lymphoma was formed by the peroral infection of gastric mucosal homogenate of the infected mouse in C57BL/6 mice...
February 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187198/two-stable-variants-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-strain-mshr5848-express-broadly-divergent-in-vitro-phenotypes-associated-with-their-virulence-differences
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A A Shea, R C Bernhards, C K Cote, C J Chase, J W Koehler, C P Klimko, J T Ladner, D A Rozak, M J Wolcott, D P Fetterer, S J Kern, G I Koroleva, S P Lovett, G F Palacios, R G Toothman, J A Bozue, P L Worsham, S L Welkos
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp), the agent of melioidosis, causes disease ranging from acute and rapidly fatal to protracted and chronic. Bp is highly infectious by aerosol, can cause severe disease with nonspecific symptoms, and is naturally resistant to multiple antibiotics. However, no vaccine exists. Unlike many Bp strains, which exhibit random variability in traits such as colony morphology, Bp strain MSHR5848 exhibited two distinct and relatively stable colony morphologies on sheep blood agar plates: a smooth, glossy, pale yellow colony and a flat, rough, white colony...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186661/brain-neurochemical-and-hemodynamic-findings-in-the-ny1dd-mouse-model-of-mild-sickle-cell-disease
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Min-Hui Cui, Sandra M Suzuka, Nicholas A Branch, Kamalakar Ambadipudi, Sangeetha Thangaswamy, Seetharama A Acharya, Henny H Billett, Craig A Branch
To characterize the cerebral profile associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), we used in vivo proton MRI and MRS to quantify hemodynamics and neurochemicals in the thalamus of NY1DD mice, a mild model of SCD, and compared them with wild-type (WT) control mice. Compared with WT mice, NY1DD mice at steady state had elevated cerebral blood flow (CBF) and concentrations of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), glutamate (Glu), alanine, total creatine and N-acetylaspartylglutamate. Concentrations of glutathione (GSH) at steady state showed a negative correlation with BOLD signal change in response to 100% oxygen, a marker for oxidative stress, and mean diffusivity assessed using diffusion-tensor imaging, a marker for edematous inflammation...
February 10, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186655/chronic-transgenerational-vitamin-b12-deficiency-of-severe-and-moderate-magnitudes-modulates-adiposity-probable-underlying-mechanisms
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Shampa Ghosh, Jitendra Kumar Sinha, Bojanapalli Muralikrishna, Uday Kumar Putcha, Manchala Raghunath
We have demonstrated previously that severe but not moderate vitamin B12 deficiency altered body composition and induced adiposity in female C57BL/6 mice. This study aims to elucidate the effects of chronic transgenerational dietary vitamin B12 restriction on body composition and various biochemical parameters in the F1 generation offspring of our mouse models of severe and moderate vitamin B12 deficiency established earlier. Female weanling C57BL/6 mice received, ad libitum, for 4 weeks a (i) control diet, (ii) vitamin B12-restricted diet with pectin as dietary fiber (severely deficient diet), or (iii) vitamin B12-restricted diet with cellulose as dietary fiber (moderately deficient diet) and then mated with control males...
February 10, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185898/sirt2-inhibition-modulate-glutamate-and-serotonin-systems-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-and-induces-antidepressant-like-action
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Mercedes Erburu, Irene Muñoz-Cobo, Teresa Díaz-Perdigon, Paolo Mellini, Takayoshi Suzuki, Elena Puerta, Rosa M Tordera
Growing evidence suggests that changes in histone acetylation in specific sites of the chromatin modulate neuronal plasticity and contribute to antidepressant-like action. Sirtuin 2 (SIRT2) is a class III NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase involved in transcriptional repression of genes regulating synaptic plasticity. Importantly, a key role for the glutamate system in prefrontal cortex (PFC) synaptic plasticity changes induced by antidepressants has been suggested. Here, we asked whether SIRT2 could be a pharmacological target for depression therapy...
February 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185878/chronic-mild-stress-augments-mptp-induced-neurotoxicity-in-a-murine-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Udaiyappan Janakiraman, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Chinnasamy Dhanalakshmi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Byoung-Joon Song, Gilles J Guillemin
Depression is frequently encountered during Parkinson's disease (PD) as a non-motor feature, which has been reported to cause and exaggerate motor deficits and neurodegenerative events in experimental PD models. We studied the effect of chronic mild stress (CMS) (pre, post and pre & post) exposure mediated depression on motor and non-motor symptoms, oxidative stress, inflammation and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels and its related signalling molecules against the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine/probenecid (MPTP/p) induced neurotoxicity in mice...
February 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183531/cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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Mustafa Gerçek, Muhammed Gerçek, Sebastian Kant, Sakine Simsekyilmaz, Astrid Kassner, Hendrik Milting, Elisa A Liehn, Rudolf E Leube, Claudia A Krusche
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is a hereditary disease leading to sudden cardiac death or heart failure. AC pathology is characterized by cardiomyocyte loss and replacement fibrosis. Our goal was to determine whether cardiomyocytes respond to AC progression by pathological hypertrophy. To this end, we examined tissue samples from AC patients with end-stage heart failure and tissue samples that were collected at different disease stages from desmoglein 2-mutant mice, a well characterized AC model. We find that cardiomyocyte diameters are significantly increased in right ventricles of AC patients...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178625/vaccinium-virgatum-fruit-extract-as-an-important-adjuvant-in-biochemical-and-behavioral-alterations-observed-in-animal-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Pathise Souto Oliveira, Marta Gazal, Natália Porto Flores, Aline Rigon Zimmer, Vitor Clasen Chaves, Flávio Henrique Reginatto, Manuella Pinto Kaster, Rejane Giacomelli Tavares, Roselia Maria Spanevello, Claiton Leoneti Lencina, Francieli Moro Stefanello
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum) fruit extract on metabolic, behavioral and oxidative stress parameters in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of mice submitted to an experimental model of metabolic syndrome induced by a highly palatable diet (HPD). Mice C57BL/6 were divided into 4 experimental groups: (1) received standard chow and saline orally, (2) received standard chow and blueberry hydroalcoholic extract, (3) received HPD and saline orally, (4) received HPD and blueberry hydroalcoholic extract...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177129/role-of-parp-activity-in-lung-cancer-induced-cachexia-effects-on-muscle-oxidative-stress-proteolysis-anabolic-markers-and-phenotype
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Alba Chacon-Cabrera, Mercè Mateu-Jimenez, Klaus Langohr, Clara Fermoselle, Elena García-Arumí, Antoni L Andreu, Jose Yelamos, Esther Barreiro
Strategies to treat cachexia are still at its infancy. Enhanced muscle protein breakdown and ubiquitin-proteasome system are common features of cachexia associated with chronic conditions including lung cancer (LC). Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARP), which play a major role in chromatin structure regulation, also underlie maintenance of muscle metabolism and body composition. We hypothesized that protein catabolism, proteolytic markers, muscle fiber phenotype, and muscle anabolism may improve in respiratory and limb muscles of LC-cachectic Parp-1-deficient (Parp-1(-/-) ) and Parp-2(-/-) mice...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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