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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646487/immunotoxic-effects-of-thymus-in-mice-following-exposure-to-nanoparticulate-tio2
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Fashui Hong, Yaoming Zhou, Yingjun Zhou, Ling Wang
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been extensively used in industry, medicine, and daily life, and have shown potential toxic effects for animals or humans. We noted that the effects of TiO2 NPs on the immune system and its mechanism of action in animals or humans have not been elucidated. Thus, mice were exposed to the TiO2 NPs (0, 1.25, 2.5, or 5 mg kg(-1) body weight) for 9 consecutive months. Exposure to TiO2 NPs was accumulated in the thymus, leading to a decrease in body weight and increases in the weight of the thymus or thymus indices...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645700/antagonistic-regulation-of-spermatogonial-differentiation-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-by-igf3-and-amh
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R D V S Morais, D Crespo, R H Nóbrega, M S Lemos, H J G van de Kant, L R de França, R Male, J Bogerd, R W Schulz
Fsh-mediated regulation of zebrafish spermatogenesis includes modulating the expression of testicular growth factors. Here, we study if and how two Sertoli cell-derived Fsh-responsive growth factors, anti-Müllerian hormone (Amh; inhibiting steroidogenesis and germ cell differentiation) and insulin-like growth factor 3 (Igf3; stimulating germ cell differentiation), cooperate in regulating spermatogonial development. In dose response and time course experiments with primary testis tissue cultures, Fsh up-regulated igf3 transcript levels and down-regulated amh transcript levels; igf3 transcript levels were more rapidly up-regulated and responded to lower Fsh concentrations than were required to decrease amh mRNA levels...
June 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644845/lipo-pge1-suppresses-collagen-production-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-via-the-erk-ets-1-signaling-pathway
#3
Yoolhee Yang, Hee Jung Kim, Kyong-Je Woo, Daeho Cho, Sa Ik Bang
Dysregulation of collagen production contributes to various pathological processes, including tissue fibrosis as well as impaired wound healing. Lipo-prostaglandin E1 (Lipo-PGE1), a lipid microsphere-incorporated prostaglandin E1, is used as a vasodilator for the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. Lipo-PGE1 was recently shown to enhance human dermal fibroblast (HDF) migration and in vivo wound healing. No published study has characterized the role of Lipo-PGE1 in collagen regulation in HDFs. Here, we investigated the cellular signaling mechanism by which Lipo-PGE1 regulates collagen in HDFs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642580/a-snake-venom-group-iia-pla2-with-immunomodulatory-activity-induces-formation-of-lipid-droplets-containing-15-d-pgj2-in-macrophages
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Karina Cristina Giannotti, Elbio Leiguez, Ana Eduarda Zulim de Carvalho, Neide Galvão Nascimento, Márcio Hideki Matsubara, Consuelo Latorre Fortes-Dias, Vanessa Moreira, Catarina Teixeira
Crotoxin B (CB) is a catalytically active group IIA sPLA2 from Crotalus durissus terrificus snake venom. In contrast to most GIIA sPLA2s, CB exhibits anti-inflammatory effects, including the ability to inhibit leukocyte functions. Lipid droplets (LDs) are lipid-rich organelles associated with inflammation and recognized as a site for the synthesis of inflammatory lipid mediators. Here, the ability of CB to induce formation of LDs and the mechanisms involved in this effect were investigated in isolated macrophages...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642262/arterial-stiffness-induces-remodeling-phenotypes-in-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-via-yap-taz-mediated-repression-of-cyclooxygenase-2
#5
Paul B Dieffenbach, Christina Mallarino Haeger, Anna Maria F Coronata, Kyoung Moo Choi, Xaralabos Varelas, Daniel J Tschumperlin, Laura E Fredenburgh
Pulmonary arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for mortality in pulmonary hypertension (PH), and plays a critical role in PH pathophysiology. We have recently demonstrated arterial stiffening early in experimental PH, along with evidence for a mechanobiologic feedback loop by which arterial stiffening promotes further cellular remodeling behaviors. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin signaling have been implicated in stiffness-mediated regulation, with prostaglandin activity inversely correlated to matrix stiffness and remodeling behaviors in vitro, as well as to disease progression in rodent PH models...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641613/-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-4-agonist-promotes-human-cd34-cell-proliferation-in-vitro-by-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#6
Ya-Qun Wang, Fang-Jie Liu, Hui-Zhen Chen, He-Hua Wang, Wai-Yi Zou, Chang Su, Juan Li, Duo-Rong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential signaling pathway that regulates the proliferation of human CD34(+) cells stimulated by prostaglandin E2 receptor 4 agonist (EP4A) in vitro. METHODS: Twenty samples of peripheral blood containing stem cells were collected from the G-CSF mobilized healthy donors in our department of hematology. Human CD34(+) cells were isolated by magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) microbeads kit. The Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK8) assay was used to determine the optimal concentration and time of EP4A to promote human CD34(+) cell proliferation in vitro...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640163/mistletoe-fig-ficus-deltoidea-jack-leaf-extract-prevented-postmenopausal-osteoarthritis-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-cartilage-degradation-in-rat-model
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Nur Adeelah Che Ahmad Tantowi, Paisal Hussin, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Ficus deltoidea Jack (mistletoe fig) is an ornamental plant found in various parts of the world and used as traditional herbal medicine in some countries. This study investigated the potential use of F deltoidea leaf extract to mitigate osteoarthritis (OA) in ovariectomized (estrogen-deficient postmenopausal model) rats and the mechanisms involved. Diclofenac was used for comparison. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley female rats (12 weeks old) were divided randomly into five groups (n = 6): healthy; nontreated OA; OA + diclofenac (5 mg/kg); OA + extract (200 mg/kg); and OA + extract (400 mg/kg)...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639029/cox2-induction-a-mechanism-of-endocrine-breast-cancer-resistance
#8
Brandi L Clark, Michael A Murphy, Landry K Kamdem
PURPOSE: Urine prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels have shown to be a risk factor of breast cancer, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is known to be beneficial in preventing breast cancer risk and/or recurrence with or without aromatase inhibitors. We hypothesized that the use of an aromatase inhibitor triggers the activation of the inflammatory pathway via release of PGE2. METHODS: A single oral 25 mg dose of an aromatase inhibitor (exemestane) was given to 14 healthy postmenopausal female volunteers...
June 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638881/aristolochia-bracteolate-retz-attenuates-hyperuricemia-in-a-metabolic-arthritis-rat-model
#9
Yun-Peng Li, Shuang Wu, Afou Ran, Da-Yong Xu, Jing-Mei Wei, Zi-Long Zhao
BACKGROUND: The leaves of Aristolochia bracteolata Retz. has been documented in the folk medicine literature for its anti-arthritic activity. The target of the research envisaged was to elucidate the activity of A. bracteolata extract on hyperuricemic condition in arthritis rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dried and powdered plant leaves were extracted using ether and chloroform. Potassium oxonate was injected intra-articularly to produce arthritis. The hyperuricemic effect, of A...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637652/gm-csf-and-m-csf-primed-m%C3%AF-s-present-similar-resolving-but-distinct-inflammatory-lipid-mediator-signatures
#10
Ana Lukic, Pia Larssen, Alexander Fauland, Bengt Samuelsson, Craig E Wheelock, Susanne Gabrielsson, Olof Radmark
M1 and M2 activated Mϕs have different roles in inflammation. Because pathogens may first encounter resting cells, we investigated lipid mediator profiles prior to full activation. Human monocytes were differentiated with granulocyte Mϕ colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or Mϕ colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF), which are known to prime toward M1 or M2 phenotypes, respectively. Lipid mediators released during resting conditions and produced in response to bacterial stimuli (LPS/N-formylmethionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine or peptidoglycan) were quantified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
June 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636992/acetylsalicylic-acid-inhibits-the-growth-of-melanoma-tumors-via-sox2-dependent-paf-r-independent-signaling-pathway
#11
Anita Thyagarajan, Jeremiah Saylae, Ravi P Sahu
Acquired resistance to standard therapies remains a serious challenge, requiring novel therapeutic approaches that incorporate potential factors involved in tumor resistance. As cancers including melanoma express inflammatory cyclooxygenases generating prostaglandins implicated in tumor growth, we investigated mechanism of anti-inflammatory drug, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) which has been shown to inhibit various tumor types, however, its effects against highly aggressive melanoma model are unclear. Given our reports that an activation of platelet-activating factor-receptor (PAF-R) augments the growth and impede efficacies of therapeutic agents in experimental melanoma, we also sought to determine if PAF-R mediates anti-melanoma activity of ASA...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635609/gastroprotective-effect-of-ghrelin-against-indomethacin-induced-gastric-injury-in-rats-possible-role-of-heme-oxygenase-1-pathway
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Mona M Allam, Ola A El-Gohary
Ghrelin has been shown to ameliorate gastric injury by several mechanisms in experimental animal models. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of pretreatment with ghrelin on indomethacin-induced gastric injury in rats and the role of heme oxygenase-1(HO-1) pathway as a novel mechanism underlying the gastroprotective effect of ghrelin. In all groups studied, ulcer score (U.S), ulcer index (U.I) and preventive index (P.I) were evaluated and the gastric inflammatory biomarkers including levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity as well as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), HO-1 and bilirubin as an indicator of heme oxygenase activity were measured...
July 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632747/selective-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-by-sc-560-improves-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-cirrhotic-rats
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Ching-Chih Chang, Wen-Shin Lee, Hsian-Guey Hsieh, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shou-Dong Lee
OBJECTIVE: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by hypoxia in patients with chronic liver disease. The mechanism of HPS includes pulmonary vasodilatation, inflammation, and angiogenesis. Prostaglandins synthesized by cyclooxygenases (COX) participate in vascular responsiveness, inflammation and angiogenesis, which can be modulated by COX inhibitors. We therefore evaluated the impact of COX inhibition in rats with common bile duct ligation (CBDL)-induced liver cirrhosis and HPS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631554/the-effects-of-platelet-activating-factor-on-uterine-contractility-perfusion-hypoxia-and-pain-in-mice
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Kevin M Hellman, Peter Y Yu, Folabomi A Oladosu, Chaya Segel, Alice Han, Pottumarthi V Prasad, Tamas Jilling, Frank F Tu
It is widely hypothesized that menstrual pain is triggered by prostaglandin synthesis that evokes high-pressure uterine contractions and ischemia. However, the effects of molecules implicated in menstrual pain on uterine contractility, perfusion, and oxygenation in vivo have been rarely demonstrated. Studies in women that do not respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have reported elevated levels of platelet-activating factor (PAF). To establish in vivo evidence of PAF's capability to impair uterine homeostasis and to elicit visceral pain, we examined the effects of the PAF receptor agonist (carbamyl PAF [CPAF]) in comparison to other molecules hypothesized to play a role in uterine pain in mice...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631175/orthodontic-force-application-upregulated-pain-associated-prostaglandin-i2-pgi2-receptor-trpv1-pathway-related-gene-expression-in-rat-molars
#15
Mariko Ohkura, Naoto Ohkura, Nagako Yoshiba, Kunihiko Yoshiba, Hiroko Ida-Yonemochi, Hayato Ohshima, Isao Saito, Takashi Okiji
This study aimed to analyze the mRNA expression and protein localization of prostaglandin I2 (PGI2) synthase (PGIS), the PGI2 receptor (IP receptor) and transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 1 (TRPV1) in force-stimulated rat molars, toward the elucidation of the PGI2-IP receptor-TRPV1 pathway that is in operation in the pulp and possibly associated with orthodontic pain and inflammation. Experimental force was applied to the maxillary first and second molars by inserting an elastic band between them for 6-72 h...
June 19, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630405/sex-differences-in-prostaglandin-biosynthesis-in-neutrophils-during-acute-inflammation
#16
Simona Pace, Antonietta Rossi, Verena Krauth, Friederike Dehm, Fabiana Troisi, Rossella Bilancia, Christina Weinigel, Silke Rummler, Oliver Werz, Lidia Sautebin
The severity and course of inflammatory processes differ between women and men, but the biochemical mechanisms underlying these sex differences are elusive. Prostaglandins (PG) and leukotrienes (LT) are lipid mediators linked to inflammation. We demonstrated superior LT biosynthesis in human neutrophils and monocytes, and in mouse macrophages from females, and we confirmed these sex differences in vivo where female mice produced more LTs during zymosan-induced peritonitis versus males. Here, we report sex differences in PG production in neutrophils during acute inflammation...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630327/virus-induced-inflammasome-activation-is-suppressed-by-prostaglandin-d2-dp1-signaling
#17
Rahul Vijay, Anthony R Fehr, Ann M Janowski, Jeremiah Athmer, Dorthea L Wheeler, Matthew Grunewald, Ramakrishna Sompallae, Samarchith P Kurup, David K Meyerholz, Fayyaz S Sutterwala, Shuh Narumiya, Stanley Perlman
Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), an eicosanoid with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties, is the most abundantly expressed prostaglandin in the brain. Here we show that PGD2 signaling through the D-prostanoid receptor 1 (DP1) receptor is necessary for optimal microglia/macrophage activation and IFN expression after infection with a neurotropic coronavirus. Genome-wide expression analyses indicated that PGD2/DP1 signaling is required for up-regulation of a putative inflammasome inhibitor, PYDC3, in CD11b(+) cells in the CNS of infected mice...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630008/contribution-of-the-carbohydrate-binding-ability-of-vatairea-guianensis-lectin-to-induce-edematogenic-activity
#18
Gabriela F O Marques, Vinicius J S Osterne, Livia M Almeida, Luiz A C Brizeno, Vanir R Pinto-Junior, Mayara Q Santiago, Antonio H B Neco, Mario R L Mota, Luiz A G Souza, Kyria S Nascimento, Alana F Pires, Benildo S Cavada, Ana M S Assreuy
Vatairea guianensis lectin (VGL), Dalbergiae tribe, is a N-acetyl-galactosamine (GalNAc)/Galactose (Gal) lectin previously purified and characterized. In this work, we report its structural features, obtained from bioinformatics tools, and its inflammatory effect, obtained from a rat paw edema model. The VGL model was obtained by homology with the lectin of Vatairea macrocarpa (VML) as template, and we used it to demonstrate the common characteristics of legume lectins, such as the jellyroll motif and presence of a metal-binding site in the vicinity of the carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD)...
June 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629174/using-coexpression-protein-interaction-network-analysis-to-identify-mechanisms-of-danshensu-affecting-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#19
Mengqi Huo, Zhixin Wang, Dongxue Wu, Yanling Zhang, Yanjiang Qiao
Salvia miltiorrhiza, known as Danshen, has attracted worldwide interest for its substantial effects on coronary heart disease (CHD). Danshensu (DSS) is one of the main active ingredients of Danshen on CHD. Although it has been proven to have a good clinical effect on CHD, the action mechanisms remain elusive. In the current study, a coexpression network-based approach was used to illustrate the beneficial properties of DSS in the context of CHD. By integrating the gene expression profile data and protein-protein interactions (PPIs) data, two coexpression protein interaction networks (CePIN) in a CHD state (CHD CePIN) and a non-CHD state (non-CHD CePIN) were generated...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628921/activation-of-cox-2-mpges-1-pge2-cascade-via-nlrp3-inflammasome-contributes-to-albumin-induced-proximal-tubule-cell-injury
#20
Yibo Zhuang, Fei Zhao, Jing Liang, Xu Deng, Yue Zhang, Guixia Ding, Aihua Zhang, Zhanjun Jia, Songming Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The activation of NOD-like receptor family, pyrin domain containing3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been shown to be positively correlated with the severity of proteinuria in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), an important inflammatory mediator, is also involved in various kidney injuries. The aim of the present study was to investigate the involvement of NLRP3 inflammasome and PGE2 synthetic pathway in albumin-induced renal tubular injury. METHODS: Murine proximal tubular cells (mPTCs) were treated with albumin to induce cell injury...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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