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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938397/regulation-of-orbital-fibrosis-and-adipogenesis-by-pathogenic-th17-cells-in-graves-orbitopathy
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Sijie Fang, Yazhuo Huang, Sisi Zhong, Yangyang Li, Yidan Zhang, Yinwei Li, Jing Sun, Xingtong Liu, Yang Wang, Shuo Zhang, Tianle Xu, Xiaodong Sun, Ping Gu, Dan Li, Huifang Zhou, Bin Li, Xianqun Fan
Context: Th17 cells are correlated with many human autoimmune disorders including Graves' disease, and may play key roles in the pathogenesis of Graves' orbitopathy (GO). Objective: To study the phenotype of Th17 cells in patients with GO and healthy subjects, investigate the fibrosis and adipogenesis in orbital fibroblasts (OFs) modulated by IL-17A, and determine the interaction between Th17 cells and OFs. Design/Setting/Participants: Blood samples and orbital tissues from GO patients and healthy controls were collected...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937079/neonatal-bartter-syndrome-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-baby
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Deeparaj Hegde, Jayashree Mondkar, Nitinkumar Abdagire
Early diagnosis of Bartter syndrome (BS) in the neonatal period is a clinical challenge, more so in an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) baby because of the inherent renal immaturity and the associated difficulty in fluid management. However, once a diagnosis is made, the disorder is known to respond well to fluid and electrolyte management, prostaglandin inhibitors, and potassium-sparing diuretics. Herein, we report a case of neonatal BS in a very premature ELBW infant.
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935957/modulation-of-cyclic-nucleotide-mediated-cellular-signaling-and-gene-expression-using-photoactivated-adenylyl-cyclase-as-an-optogenetic-tool
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Meenakshi Tanwar, Lohit Khera, Nemneineng Haokip, Rajeev Kaul, Aruna Naorem, Suneel Kateriya
Cyclic nucleotide signaling pathway plays a significant role in various biological processes such as cell growth, transcription, inflammation, in microbial pathogenesis, etc. Modulation of cyclic nucleotide levels by optogenetic tools has overcome certain limitations of studying transduction cascade by pharmacological agents and has allowed several ways to modulate biological processes in a spatiotemporal manner. Here, we have shown the optogenetic modulation of the cyclooxygenase 2 (Cox-2) gene expression and their downstream effector molecule (PGE2) in HEK-293T cells and the development process of Dictyostelium discoideum via modulating the cyclic nucleotide (cAMP) signaling pathway utilizing photoactivated adenylyl cyclases (PACs) as an optogenetic tool...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935286/mercury-exposure-induces-proinflammatory-enzymes-in-vascular-fibroblasts
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Alberto Millán Longo, Óscar Montero Saiz, Claudia Sarró Fuente, Andrea Aguado Martínez, Mercedes Salaices Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies show that mercury exposure increases cardiovascular risk, although the underlying cellular mechanisms have still not been fully studied. The aim of this project is to study, in vascular fibroblasts (VF), the effect of HgCl2 exposure on the expression of enzymes involved in the synthesis of prostanoids and reactive oxygen species (ROS). These molecules have been shown to participate in the inflammatory response associated with cardiovascular diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adventitial VF cultures of Sprague-Dawley rat aortas, shown to be α-actin negative by immunofluorescence, were exposed to HgCl2 (0...
September 18, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934629/lacking-linearity-in-quantitative-stable-isotope-lc-ms-ms-measurement-of-f2-isoprostanes-is-an-irrefutable-indicator-of-analytical-inadequacy
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Dimitrios Tsikas, Erik Hanff
In LC-MS/MS-basedquantitative analysis of biological substances such as the F2-isoprostanes including 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (i.e., 8-iso-PGF2α) use of stable-isotope labelled analogues at matrix-relevant concentrations is indispensable, enables linearity in relevant concentration ranges, and minimizes matrix effects. The quality of the linearity of calibration curves is an indicator of the analytical reliability of the LC-MS/MS method. Poor linearity is a convincing evidence of lacking analytical reliability...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933476/piceatannol-inhibits-the-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-osteoarthritic-chondrocytes-and-ameliorates-osteoarthritis-in-mice-by-activating-nrf2
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Qian Tang, Zhenhua Feng, Minji Tong, Jianxiang Xu, Gang Zheng, Liyan Shen, Ping Shang, Yu Zhang, Haixiao Liu
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex process, to which an inflammatory environment contributes markedly. Piceatannol exerts anti-inflammatory effects on several diseases. In the current study, we explored the protective effects of piceatannol on the progression of OA and investigated its molecular target. In vitro, piceatannol not only attenuated the over-production of inflammatory mediators and cytokines-such as nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6)-but also suppressed the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) at both the mRNA and protein levels...
September 21, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933223/genetic-and-histological-alterations-reveal-key-role-of-prostaglandin-synthase-and-cyclooxygenase-1-and-2-in-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-neuroinflammation-in-the-cerebral-cortex-of-rats-exposed-to-moderate-fluid-percussion-injury
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Hideki Shojo, Cesario V Borlongan, Tadashi Mabuchi
After the initial insult in traumatic brain injury (TBI), secondary neurodegeneration occurs that is intimately associated with neuroinflammation. Prostaglandin (PG) synthases and cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 and 2 may contribute to inflammation in the brain. Temporal and spatial expression features of PG and COX1 and 2 following trauma may guide the development of antineuroinflammation strategies. Here, we examined PG synthase signaling and COX1 and 2 gene expression levels and COX-1- and 2-positive cell types and their temporal localization in TBI-induced brain in an effort to reveal their participation in the disease's evolving neuroinflammation...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932774/transcriptomic-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-the-early-time-course-of-the-response-to-prostaglandin-f2-alpha-in-the-bovine-corpus-luteum
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Heather Talbott, Xiaoying Hou, Fang Qiu, Pan Zhang, Chittibabu Guda, Fang Yu, Robert A Cushman, Jennifer R Wood, Cheng Wang, Andrea S Cupp, John S Davis
RNA expression analysis was performed on the corpus luteum tissue at five time points after prostaglandin F2 alpha treatment of midcycle cows using an Affymetrix Bovine Gene v1 Array. The normalized linear microarray data was uploaded to the NCBI GEO repository (GSE94069). Subsequent statistical analysis determined differentially expressed transcripts ± 1.5-fold change from saline control with P ≤ 0.05. Gene ontology of differentially expressed transcripts was annotated by DAVID and Panther. Physiological characteristics of the study animals are presented in a figure...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930684/tumor-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-use-distinct-mechanisms-to-block-the-activity-of-natural-killer-cell-subsets
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Sabine Galland, Joanna Vuille, Patricia Martin, Igor Letovanec, Anne Caignard, Giulia Fregni, Ivan Stamenkovic
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) display pleiotropic functions, which include secretion of soluble factors with immunosuppressive activity implicated in cancer progression. We compared the immunomodulatory effects on natural killer (NK) cells of paired intratumor (T)- and adjacent non-tumor tissue (N)-derived MSCs from patients with squamous cell lung carcinoma (SCC). We observed that T-MSCs were more strongly immunosuppressive than N-MSCs and affected both NK function and phenotype, as defined by CD56 expression...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930429/mapping-protein-targets-of-bioactive-small-molecules-using-lipid-based-chemical-proteomics
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Kenneth M Lum, Yoshiaki Sato, Brittney A Beyer, Warren C Plaisted, Justin L Anglin, Luke L Lairson, Benjamin F Cravatt
Lipids play critical roles in cell biology, often through direct interactions with proteins. We recently described the use of photoreactive lipid probes combined with quantitative mass spectrometry to globally map lipid-protein interactions, and the effects of drugs on these interactions, in cells. Here, we investigate the broader potential of lipid-based chemical proteomic probes for determining the cellular targets of biologically active small molecules, including natural product derivatives and repurposed drugs of ill-defined mechanisms...
September 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929622/endonuclease-regnase-1-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-induced-protein-1-mcpip1-in-controlling-immune-responses-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Osamu Takeuchi
The activation of inflammatory cells is controlled at transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels. Posttranscriptional regulation modifies mRNA stability and translation, allowing for elaborate control of proteins required for inflammation, such as proinflammatory cytokines, prostaglandin synthases, cell surface co-stimulatory molecules, and even transcriptional modifiers. Such regulation is important for coordinating the initiation and resolution of inflammation, and is mediated by a set of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), including Regnase-1, Roquin, Tristetraprolin (TTP), and AU-rich elements/poly(U)-binding/degradation factor 1 (AUF1)...
September 20, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928655/effects-of-simvastatin-beyond-dyslipidemia-exploring-its-antinociceptive-action-in-an-animal-model-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-i
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Graziela Vieira, Juliana Cavalli, Elaine C D Gonçalves, Tainara R Gonçalves, Larissa R Laurindo, Maíra Cola, Rafael C Dutra
Simvastatin is a lipid-lowering agent that blocks the production of cholesterol through inhibition of 3-hydroxy-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. In addition, recent evidence has suggested its anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive actions during inflammatory and pain disorders. Herein, we investigated the effects of simvastatin in an animal model of complex regional pain syndrome-type I, and its underlying mechanisms. Chronic post-ischemia pain (CPIP) was induced by ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury of the left hind paw...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927593/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-angiogenic-activities-of-a-purified-polysaccharide-from-flesh-of-cipangopaludina-chinensis
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Qingping Xiong, Hairong Hao, Lian He, Yi Jing, Tingting Xu, Jing Chen, Haijiang Zhang, Tao Hu, Qianghua Zhang, Xue Yang, Jun Yuan, Yu Huang
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic activities of a purified polysaccharide (CCPSn) from flesh of Cipangopaludina chinensis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activated RAW264.7 macrophages and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), respectively. Anti-inflammatory results showed that CCPSn not only greatly decreased the pro-/anti-inflammatory cytokine secretion ratios, including TNF-α/IL-10, IL-6/IL-10 and IL-1β/IL-10, but also reduced release levels of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and suppressed expressions of cyclooxygenase2 (COX2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923705/effect-of-gnrh-on-ovulatory-response-after-luteolysis-induced-by-two-low-doses-of-pgf2%C3%AE-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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Tsung-Ching Liu, Chen-Fei Chiang, Chia-Tang Ho, Jacky Peng-Wen Chan
This study investigated the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) on ovulatory response after complete luteolysis induced by two low doses of prostaglandin (PG)F2α in lactating dairy cows. Cows (n = 18) ranging between 45 and 65 days in milk were recruited for synchronization by a modified Ovsynch-48 protocol (GnRH-7 days-375 μg PGF2α-1 day-250 μg of PGF2α-1 day-GnRH) over a total of 23 estrous cycles. Synchronized cows (n = 16) were randomly assigned to GnRH and Saline groups in stage 1 of the experiment after 9-10 days of ovulation in synchronization...
September 9, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923590/isoprostanes-neuroprostanes-and-phytoprostanes-an-overview-of-25years-of-research-in-chemistry-and-biology
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REVIEW
Jean-Marie Galano, Yiu Yiu Lee, Camille Oger, Claire Vigor, Joseph Vercauteren, Thierry Durand, Martin Giera, Jetty Chung-Yung Lee
Since the beginning of the 1990's diverse types of metabolites originating from polyunsaturated fatty acids, formed under autooxidative conditions were discovered. Known as prostaglandin isomers (or isoprostanoids) originating from arachidonic acid, neuroprostanes from docosahexaenoic acid, and phytoprostanes from α-linolenic acid proved to be prevalent in biology. The syntheses of these compounds by organic chemists and the development of sophisticated mass spectrometry methods has boosted our understanding of the isoprostanoid biology...
September 15, 2017: Progress in Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923355/in-vitro-anticancer-activity-of-new-gold-iii-porphyrin-complexes-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Fatima Dandash, David Yannick Léger, Chloë Fidanzi-Dugas, Soumaya Nasri, Frédérique Brégier, Robert Granet, Walid Karam, Mona Diab-Assaf, Vincent Sol, Bertrand Liagre
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed worldwide. The limitations of cisplatin-based chemotherapy have prompted intense interest among scientists to search for alternative metal-based anticancer medicines. Gold(III) complexes have been among the most widely investigated since they showed higher cytotoxicity than cisplatin and promising in vitro and in vivo anticancer activities in CRC but their clinical usefulness has been limited by their poor stability under physiological conditions...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923309/altered-penile-caveolin-expression-in-diabetes-potential-role-in-erectile-dysfunction
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Jay Parikh, Alice Zemljic-Harpf, Johnny Fu, Dimosthenis Giamouridis, Tung-Chin Hsieh, Adam Kassan, Karnam S Murthy, Valmik Bhargava, Hemal H Patel, M Raj Rajasekaran
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of increased severity of erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes and their poor response to oral pharmacotherapy are unclear. Defective vascular endothelium and consequent impairment in the formation and action of nitric oxide (NO) are implicated as potential mechanisms. Endothelial NO synthase, critical for NO generation, is localized to caveolae, plasma membrane lipid rafts enriched in structural proteins, and caveolins. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-induced changes in caveolin expression are recognized to play a role in cardiovascular dysfunction...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923043/rosmarinic-acid-induces-rabbit-articular-chondrocyte-differentiation-by-decreases-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-and-inflammation-by-upregulating-cyclooxygenase-2-expression
#18
Seong-Hui Eo, Song Ja Kim
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are known to play an important role in the degradation of the extracellular matrix and the pathological progression of osteoarthritis (OA). The natural polyphenolic compound rosmarinic acid (Ros. A) has been shown to suppress the inhibitory activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). However, the effects of Ros. A on OA have not been investigated. METHODS: In the current study, primary articular chondrocytes were cultured from rabbit articular cartilage and treated with Ros...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922964/oral-treprostinil-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Jeremy Feldman, Naomi Habib, John Radosevich, Mohan Dutt
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease resulting in progressive remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature and eventual right ventricular failure. Despite the development of 13 therapies for PAH since 2000, the use of continuously infused prostanoids retains a special role. Infused medications present unique challenges, and the search for an efficacious oral prostanoid culminated in the FDA approval of oral treprostinil - a first in class oral prostanoid medication approved to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
September 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920504/outpatient-cervical-ripening-in-a-district-general-hospital-a-five-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lauren Barnfield, Edmund Neale, Sarah Reynolds
The number of women undergoing induction of labour has risen steadily in recent years. Outpatient induction is becoming more common in the UK in response to the required increase in resources, although evidence supporting its safety is lacking. We reviewed the notes of low-risk women presenting for outpatient cervical ripening using prostaglandins over a five-year period, and compared our neonatal and maternal outcomes to local and national data. Of the 502 eligible women, 400 underwent outpatient treatment...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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