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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087752/deficient-retinoid-driven-angiogenesis-may-contribute-to-failure-of-adult-human-lung-regeneration-in-emphysema
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John-Poul Ng-Blichfeldt, Joana Alçada, M Angeles Montero, Charlotte H Dean, Uta Griesenbach, Mark J Griffiths, Matthew Hind
BACKGROUND: Molecular pathways that regulate alveolar development and adult repair represent potential therapeutic targets for emphysema. Signalling via retinoic acid (RA), derived from vitamin A, is required for mammalian alveologenesis, and exogenous RA can induce alveolar regeneration in rodents. Little is known about RA signalling in the human lung and its potential role in lung disease. OBJECTIVES: To examine regulation of human alveolar epithelial and endothelial repair by RA, and characterise RA signalling in human emphysema...
January 13, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081170/an-alpha-1a-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-prevents-acute-doxorubicin-cardiomyopathy-in-male-mice
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Megan D Montgomery, Trevor Chan, Philip M Swigart, Bat-Erdene Myagmar, Rajesh Dash, Paul C Simpson
Alpha-1 adrenergic receptors mediate adaptive effects in the heart and cardiac myocytes, and a myocyte survival pathway involving the alpha-1A receptor subtype and ERK activation exists in vitro. However, data in vivo are limited. Here we tested A61603 (N-[5-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-2-hydroxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl]methanesulfonamide), a selective imidazoline agonist for the alpha-1A. A61603 was the most potent alpha-1-agonist in activating ERK in neonatal rat ventricular myocytes. A61603 activated ERK in adult mouse ventricular myocytes and protected the cells from death caused by the anthracycline doxorubicin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080141/low-concentration-of-oleic-acid-exacerbates-lps-induced-cell-death-and-inflammation-in-human-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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Altug Kucukgul, Suat Erdogan
PURPOSE: The current study aimed to investigate in vitro effects of oleic acid on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury in the human lung epithelial cells (A549). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell viability was evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) tests. Selected gene expression levels were analyzed by Real-Time Quantitative-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR). RESULTS: 24 hours of LPS (100 ng/mL) exposure decreased the cells viability by 44...
January 12, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078252/the-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-herbal-extract-on-osteoarthritis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Jaeyong Kim, Siyoung Yang, Chul-Yung Choi
In this study, the anti-osteoarthritis effects of Cynanchum wilfordii, Phlomis umbrosa, and Angelica gigas extract (CPAE), observed and confirmed in previously clinical studies were further investigated by in vitro and in vivo studies. Anabolic biomarkers related to healthy cartilage maintenance, such as aggrecan, type II collagen α-1 (Col2a1), sex determining region Y-box-9 (Sox-9), and catabolic biomarkers related to osteoarthritis, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), matrix metalloproteinase-13 (Mmp13), and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (Nfκb), were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and reporter gene assay...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077582/severity-of-plasma-leakage-is-associated-with-high-levels-of-interferon-%C3%AE-inducible-protein-10-hepatocyte-growth-factor-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-during-dengue-virus-infection
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Zhisheng Her, Yiu-Wing Kam, Victor C Gan, Bernett Lee, Tun-Linn Thein, Jeslin J L Tan, Linda K Lee, Katja Fink, David C Lye, Laurent Rénia, Yee-Sin Leo, Lisa F P Ng
BACKGROUND:  Dengue virus infection typically causes mild dengue fever, but, in severe cases, life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) occur. The pathophysiological hallmark of DHF and DSS is plasma leakage that leads to enhanced vascular permeability, likely due to a cytokine storm. METHODS:  Ninety patients with dengue during 2010-2012 in Singapore were prospectively recruited and stratified according to their disease phase, primary and secondary infection status, and disease severity, measured by plasma leakage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076559/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-lycopene-on-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-rats
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Tuğba Göncü, Elif Oğuz, Hatice Sezen, Sezen Koçarslan, Halit Oğuz, Ali Akal, Fatih Mehmet Adıbelli, Sevim Çakmak, Nurten Aksoy
Purpose: We evaluated the efficacy of lycopene, a dietary carotenoid and potent antioxidant, against ocular inflammation and oxidative stress in an experimental uveitis model. Methods: Endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by a single subcutaneous injection of 200 μg lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Induction of EIU was preceded by daily intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg lycopene for three consecutive days (Lycopene + LPS group) or equivolume vehicle (Vehicle + LPS group)...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073833/exosomal-mir-142-3p-is-increased-during-cardiac-allograft-rejection-and-augments-vascular-permeability-through-down-regulation-of-endothelial-rab11fip2-expression
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Ihdina Sukma Dewi, Selvi Celik, Anna Karlsson, Zsuzsanna Hollander, Karen Lam, Janet-Wilson McManus, Scott Tebbutt, Raymond Ng, Paul Keown, Robert McMaster, Bruce McManus, Jenny Öhman, Olof Gidlöf
AIMS: Exosome-mediated microRNA transfer is a recently discovered mode of cell-to-cell communication, in which microRNAs act as paracrine molecules, exerting their regulatory effects in recipient cells. T cells and endothelial cells are two main players in the mechanism of acute cellular cardiac rejection. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of exosomal microRNAs in the crosstalk between T cells and endothelial cells and its implications for the molecular mechanisms that drive acute cellular rejection in heart transplantation...
January 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073413/-cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE
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M J Jiao, L Zhou, F Ren, Y D Wang, C Shen, Z P Duan, C Y Zhao
Objective: To investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effect of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα). Methods: Firstly, bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) were randomly divided into control group, LPS group, WY14643 10 μmol/L group, WY14643 25 μmol/L group, and WY14643 50 μmol/L group using a random number table. Secondly, BMDMs were randomly divided into LPS group, WY14643+LPS group, and 3-MA+WY14643+LPS group. Primary BMDMs were stimulated by LPS (20 ng/ml) to establish the cellular model of inflammation...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069066/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-resveratrol-in-human-coronary-arterial-endothelial-cells-via-induction-of-autophagy-implication-for-the-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease
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Fu-Chen Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo, Ying-Hsien Huang, Hong-Ren Yu, Sung-Chou Li, Hsing-Chun Kuo
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis in childhood, which is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. If untreated, KD can result in coronary aneurysms in 25% of patients, and even under intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, 10-20% of children will have IVIG resistance and increased risk of developing coronary arteritis complication. Additional therapies should be explored to decrease the incidence of coronary artery lesions and improve the prognosis in KD...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068000/strem-1-is-elevated-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-correlates-with-proteases
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D L Forrester, H L Barr, A Fogarty, A Knox
BACKGROUND: sTREM-1 (soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1) is a novel inflammatory marker that may be of clinical use in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dysregulation of the TREM pathway has been demonstrated in other inflammatory diseases and modulation in animal models has therapeutic benefit. We hypothesised that sTREM-1 could act as a biomarker of disease in cystic fibrosis. METHODS: Plasma from 17 patients with CF (stable and pre and post pulmonary exacerbation) and eight healthy volunteers was analyzed for sTREM-1 and proteases (matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8), MMP-9, and human neutrophil elastase HNE)...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066148/inhibition-of-erk1-2-by-silymarin-in-mouse-mesangial-cells
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Cha Kyung Youn, Sung Il Cho, Min Young Lee, Young Jin Jeon, Seog Ki Lee
The present study aimed to show that pro-inflammatory cytokines [tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-1β] synergistically induce the production of nitric oxide (NO) production in mouse mesangial cells, which play an important role in inflammatory glomerular injury. We also found that co-treatment with cytokines at low doses (TNF-α; 5 ng/ml, IFN-γ; 5 ng/ml, and IL-1β; 1.25 U/ml) synergistically induced NO production, whereas treatment with each cytokine alone did not increase NO production at doses up to 100 ng/ml or 50 U/ml...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065890/impact-of-obesity-on-antiretroviral-pharmacokinetics-and-immuno-virological-response-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-case-control-study
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Vincent Madelain, Minh P Le, Karen Champenois, Charlotte Charpentier, Roland Landman, Veronique Joly, Patrick Yeni, Diane Descamps, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Peytavin
BACKGROUND: Obesity has high prevalence among HIV-infected patients. Increased adipose tissue mass affects the pharmacokinetics of numerous drugs, but few data are available for antiretroviral drugs. OBJECTIVES: In this study we aimed to explore the pharmacokinetics of antiretroviral drugs and the immuno-virological response in obese patients with HIV infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined data from 2009 to 2012 in our hospital's database for HIV-1-infected patients who received an antiretroviral drug (abacavir, emtricitabine, lamivudine, tenofovir, efavirenz, etravirine, nevirapine, atazanavir/ritonavir, darunavir/ritonavir, lopinavir/ritonavir or raltegravir)...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061792/quantification-of-two-isomeric-flavones-in-rat-colon-tissue-using-reverse-phase-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
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Crystal L Whitted, Victoria E Palau, Ruben D Torrenegra, Oscar E Rodriguez, Sam Harirforoosh
BACKGROUND: Antineoplastic activity has been previously shown for two isomeric flavones, 5,7-dihydroxy-3,6,8-trimethoxy flavone (flavone A) and 3,5-dihydroxy-6,7,8-trimethoxy flavone (flavone B), against colon cancer cell lines (Thomas et al. in PLoS ONE 7:e39806, 5). Here, we present modified methods for the extraction and quantification of flavones A and B in rat colon tissue after intravenous dosing via high performance liquid chromatography, from the originally described procedure for extraction and quantification in rat plasma (Whitted et al...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059867/influence-of-the-kdm4a-rs586339-polymorphism-on-overall-survival-in-asian-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Charlie Marvalim, Jing Xiang Gimson Wong, Natalia Sutiman, Wan Teck Lim, Shao Weng Tan, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Quan Sing Ng, Amit Jain, Mei Kim Ang, Wan Ling Tan, Chee Keong Toh, Eng Huat Tan, Balram Chowbay
The critical role of lysine demethylase 4A (KDM4A), in regulating chromatin structure and consequently in driving cellular proliferation and oncogenesis has been the focus of recent studies. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with adenocarcinoma histology who were homozygous for KDM4A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-A482 (rs586339) were recently shown to have significantly worse overall survival (OS) compared with patients with the wild-type or the heterozygous genotype at this locus (hazard ratio=1...
January 2, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058624/zebrafish-phenotypic-screen-identifies-novel-notch-antagonists
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Vithya Velaithan, Kazuhide Shaun Okuda, Mei Fong Ng, Norazwana Samat, Sze Wei Leong, Siti Munirah Mohd Faudzi, Faridah Abas, Khozirah Shaari, Sok Ching Cheong, Pei Jean Tan, Vyomesh Patel
Zebrafish represents a powerful in vivo model for phenotype-based drug discovery to identify clinically relevant small molecules. By utilizing this model, we evaluated natural product derived compounds that could potentially modulate Notch signaling that is important in both zebrafish embryogenesis and pathogenic in human cancers. A total of 234 compounds were screened using zebrafish embryos and 3 were identified to be conferring phenotypic alterations similar to embryos treated with known Notch inhibitors...
January 5, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056053/soluble-b-and-t-lymphocyte-attenuator-correlates-to-disease-severity-in-sepsis-and-high-levels-are-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-mortality
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Anna Lange, Jonas Sundén-Cullberg, Anders Magnuson, Olof Hultgren
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: B- and T-lymphocyte Attenuator (BTLA), Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) are co-inhibitory receptors that regulate T cell activation. In the present study of ICU-treated patients we measured plasma concentrations of their soluble isoforms, with the aim to evaluate their potential as sepsis biomarkers and utility as prognostic indicators. METHODS: 101 patients with sepsis, 28 patients with non-infectious critical illness (ICU controls) and 31 blood donors (healthy controls, HC) were included in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054119/nitric-oxide-mediates-prolyl-hydroxylase-3-expression-in-mesangial-cells-and-in-glomerulonephritis
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Ahmed Aglan, Sebastian Longen, Nathalie Dehne, Yvette Köhler, Mohamed Hassan, Martina Beck, Claudia Tredup, Meike Boosen, Tzung-Harn Louise Hsieh, Liliana Schaefer, Karl-Friedrich Beck, Josef Pfeilschifter
: Renal mesangial cells are regarded as main players in glomerular inflammatory diseases. To investigate a possible crosstalk between inflammatory and hypoxia-driven signaling processes, we stimulated cultured mouse mesangial cells with different inflammatory agents and analyzed the expression of prolyl hydroxylase domain containing proteins (PHDs), the main regulators of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) stability. Administration of IL-1β (1 nM) and TNF-α (1 nM), a combination further referred to as cytokine mix (CM), resulted in a fivefold increase in PHD3 but not PHD1 and PHD2 mRNA expression compared to untreated controls...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052016/total-dna-input-is-a-crucial-determinant-of-the-sensitivity-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-egfr-mutation-detection-using-droplet-digital-pcr
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Yu Zhang, Yan Xu, Wei Zhong, Jing Zhao, Minjiang Chen, Li Zhang, Longyun Li, Mengzhao Wang
We evaluated the use of droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) to detect plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Compared with tumor-tissue-based detection, the sensitivity of ddPCR for detecting plasma cfDNA tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-sensitizing EGFR mutations was 61.3%, the specificity was 96.7%, and the consistency rate was 81.4% (κ=0.605, 95% confidence interval: 0.501-0.706, p <0.0001). The sensitivity declined from 82...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051355/pharmacokinetic-interaction-of-aconitine-liquiritin-and-6-gingerol-in-a-traditional-chinese-herbal-formula-sini-decoction
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Sen Sun, Qingshan Chen, Jiyun Ge, Xiang Liu, Xinxia Wang, Qi Zhan, Hai Zhang, Guoqing Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the pharmacokinetic interaction of the three ingredients in a traditional Chinese herbal formulation, Sini Decoction, and provide evidence for its compatibility mechanism. Firstly, the effect of liquiritin and 6-gingerol on the pharmacokinetic parameters of aconitine were investigated in rats by using a sensitive and reliable LC-MS/MS method. Then the Caco-2 cell monolayer model and Rhodamine-123 uptake assay were used to investigate the effect of liquiritin and 6-gingerol on the absorption of aconitine and the activity of P-gp...
January 4, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050798/effects-of-long-term-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-regression-and-metabolic-status-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Zahra Vahedpoor, Mehri Jamilian, Fereshteh Bahmani, Esmat Aghadavod, Maryam Karamali, Maryam Kashanian, Zatollah Asemi
We are not aware of any study examining the effects of long term vitamin D administration on regression and metabolic status of patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN1). This study was performed to evaluate the effects of long-term vitamin D administration on regression and metabolic status of patients with CIN1. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed among 58 women diagnosed with CIN1. CIN1 diagnosis was performed based on specific diagnostic procedures of biopsy, pathological diagnosis, and colposcopy...
January 3, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
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