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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221883/anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-of-sesquiterpenoids-isolated-from-nardostachys-jatamansi
#1
Chi-Su Yoon, Kwan-Woo Kim, Sang-Chan Lee, Youn-Chul Kim, Hyuncheol Oh
Two new nardosinone-type sesquiterpenoids, namely kanshone J (1) and kanshone K (2) along with seven known terpenoids (3-9) were isolated from the rhizomes and roots of Nardostachys jatamansi DC (Valerianaceae). The structures of these compounds were determined mainly by analysis of 1D-, 2D-NMR and MS data. In addition, the absolute configuration of compound 1 was assigned by application of the modified Mosher's method. In an initial assay to evaluate their anti-neuroinflammatory effects, compounds 1-5 and 9 exhibited dose-dependent inhibitory effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in BV2 cells, with IC50 values ranging from 2...
November 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220411/hexahydrocurcumin-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-attenuates-inflammation-and-improves-antioxidant-defenses-in-a-rat-stroke-model
#2
Piyawadee Wicha, Jiraporn Tocharus, Adchara Janyou, Jinatta Jittiwat, Chatchawan Changtam, Apichart Suksamrarn, Chainarong Tocharus
The purpose of the present experiment was to investigate whether hexahydrocurcumin (HHC) attenuates brain damage and improves functional outcome via the activation of antioxidative activities, anti-inflammation, and anti-apoptosis following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). In this study, rats with cerebral I/R injury were induced by a transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 2 h, followed by reperfusion. The male Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups, including the sham-operated, vehicle-treated, 10 mg/kg HHC-treated, 20 mg/kg HHC-treated, and 40 mg/kg HHC-treated I/R groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218088/effect-of-astragaloside-iv-on-diabetic-gastric-mucosa-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#3
Ningding Wang, Frederick Siu, Yongbin Zhang
This study evaluated the effects of AS-IV on high glucose induced-gastric mucosal lesions compared to the effects of the Bu-zhong-yi-qi pill and the Xiaoke pill, which are already in clinical use. STZ-induced diabetic SD rats were treated with drugs for 12 weeks. Diabetes serum (DS) was used to mimic high glucose conditions in GES-1 cells in vitro at different concentrations and time points. The drugs were set at three concentration gradients for 24, 48 and 72 h before being added to DS-induced GES-1 cells...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217486/aberrant-promoter-methylation-in-genes-related-to-hematopoietic-malignancy-in-workers-exposed-to-a-voc-mixture
#4
Octavio Jiménez-Garza, Liqiong Guo, Hyang-Min Byun, Mariella Carrieri, Giovanni Battista Bartolucci, Briscia Socorro Barrón-Vivanco, Andrea A Baccarelli
Occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may cause hematopoietic malignancy, either by single exposure to benzene or possibly due to a concomitant exposure to several VOCs. Since oxidative stress, inflammation and DNA repair pathways are closely involved in cancer development, the effect of VOC exposure on expression of proteins involved in these pathways has been studied, but epigenetic changes have not been well described. Here, DNA methylation status following occupational exposure to a VOC mixture was assessed by bisulfite sequencing of the promoter regions of seven genes involved in the mentioned pathways...
December 4, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216640/celecoxib-down-regulates-the-hypoxia-induced-expression-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-through-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#5
Yi-Zhou Sun, Na Cai, Ning-Ning Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The goal of this study was to detect the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells treated with celecoxib, a selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, under hypoxic and normoxic conditions and to explore the signaling mechanism involved in regulating the hypoxia-induced expression of HIF-1α and VEGF in RPE cells. METHODS: D407 cells were cultured in normoxic or hypoxic conditions, with or without celecoxib or a PI3K inhibitor (LY294002)...
December 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216624/sildenafil-viagra%C3%A2-prevents-cox-1-txa2-pathway-mediated-vascular-hypercontractility-in-apoe-mice
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Marcos A S Leal, Ananda T Dias, Marcella L Porto, Bruna F Brun, Agata L Gava, Silvana S Meyrelles, José Gil-Longo, Manuel Campos-Toimil, Thiago M C Pereira, Elisardo C Vasquez
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE-/-) mouse exhibits impaired vasodilation and enhanced vasoconstriction responsiveness. The objectives of this study were: a) to determine the relative contribution of cyclooxygenases (Cox-1 and Cox-2), thromboxane A2 (TXA2) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) to enhancing vascular hyperresponsiveness in this model of atherosclerosis and b) to investigate the beneficial effects of the phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor sildenafil on this endothelial dysfunction...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215850/-the-role-of-prostaglandins-and-cyclooxygenase-in-pathogenesis-of-chronic-endometritis
#7
E I Samodelkin, N G Mercucheva, P V Kosareva, L Y Nesterova
The purpose: to present the modern data of cyclooxygenase role (COX) in the development of chronic endometritis.106 references on the role of COX-1 and COX-2 in the development of chronic endometritis in patients of reproductive age, published in the Medline database, Pubmed, Scopus were analyzed; 14 sources are included in this review. Prostaglandins (PG) play an important role in maintaining inflammatory process in the endometrium. Nevertheless, the production of PG and leukotrienes (LTS) - lipid mediators, which, along with PG, play a major role in the inflammatory process of the inflamed uterus, is not fully understood...
April 2017: Patologicheskaia Fiziologiia i èksperimental'naia Terapiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215713/nicotine-increases-colon-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt-cox-2-involvement
#8
Simona Dinicola, Maria Grazia Masiello, Sara Proietti, Pierpaolo Coluccia, Gianmarco Fabrizi, Angela Catizone, Giulia Ricci, Giorgio De Toma, Mariano Bizzarri, Alessandra Cucina
Cigarette smoking is a recognized risk factor for colon cancer and nicotine, the principal active component of tobacco, plays a pivotal role in increasing colon cancer cell growth and survival. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of nicotine on cellular Caco-2 and HCT-8 migration and invasion, focusing on epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) induction and COX-2 pathway involvement. In both these cell lines, treatment with nicotine increased COX-2 expression and the release of its enzymatic product PGE2 ...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214554/geniposide-suppresses-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rat-chondrocytes-via-the-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#9
Tianlong Pan, Xuchao Shi, Huan Chen, Rong Chen, Dengying Wu, Zeng Lin, Jingdong Zhang, Jun Pan
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease that is principally characterized by progressive joint dysfunction and cartilage degradation. Inflammation and apoptosis play critical roles in the progression of OA. Geniposide (GPO), one of the principal components of the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and other pharmacological effects. In this study, we performed in vitro experiments on rat chondrocytes to examine the therapeutic effects of GPO on OA and investigated its effects in vivo in a rat model of OA induced by medial meniscal tear (MMT)...
December 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214381/exposure-to-cox-2-inhibitors-coxibs-during-the-first-trimester-and-pregnancy-outcome-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Katarina Dathe, Stephanie Padberg, Stefanie Hultzsch, Luisa-Maria Köhler, Katja Meixner, Anne-Katrin Fietz, Tatjana Tissen-Diabaté, Reinhard Meister, Christof Schaefer
PURPOSE: Cox-2-inhibitors (coxibs) are not recommended in pregnancy but early exposure may occur, for instance in unplanned pregnancies. Experience in pregnancy is limited leading to concerns in patients and their health care providers. Therefore, further data on coxibs and their effects on embryogenesis are needed. METHODS: This observational cohort study evaluates pregnancies ascertained in Germany during the study period from January 2000 to January 2016. A cohort of 174 women exposed to coxibs in the first trimester was compared to a randomly selected cohort of 521 women without exposure to coxibs, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or known teratogens...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212296/immune-enhancement-effect-of-asterias-amurensis-fatty-acids-through-nf-kappab-and-mapk-pathways-on-raw-264-7-cells
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Chaiwat Monmai, Seok Hyeon Go, Il-Sik Shin, SangGuan You, Hyungjae Lee, SeokBeom Kang, Woo Jung Park
Asterias amurensis is a marine organism that causes damage to the fishing industry worldwide; however, it has been considered a promising source of functional components. The present study aimed to investigate the immune-enhancing effects of fatty acids from three organs of A. amurensis on murine macrophages (RAW 264.7 cells). A. amurensis fatty acids boosted production of immune-associated factors such as nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 in RAW 264.7 cells. A. amurensis fatty acids also enhanced expression of critical immune-associated genes, including iNOS, TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6, as well as COX-2...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212197/paeoniflorin-prevents-postoperative-peritoneal-adhesion-formation-in-an-experimental-rat-model
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Qi Gao, Guangbing Wei, Yunhua Wu, Na Yao, Cancan Zhou, Kai Wang, Kang Wang, Xuejun Sun, Xuqi Li
Although materials and modern surgical techniques have been developed to suppress postoperative adhesions, adhesion formation can still occur, and thus, a novel effective anti-adhesion drug is greatly needed. In the present study, we explored the efficacy of paeoniflorin treatment against postoperative peritoneal adhesions and examined the anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory properties of PE. Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 6 groups for the study: the sham, control, hyaluronan and three concentrations (10, 20 and 40 mg/kg/d) paeoniflorin groups...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211014/lipopolysaccharide-induced-nitric-oxide-prostaglandin-e2-and-cytokine-production-of-mouse-and-human-macrophages-are-suppressed-by-pheophytin-b
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Chun-Yu Lin, Wen-Hung Wang, Shin-Huei Chen, Yu-Wei Chang, Ling-Chien Hung, Chung-Yi Chen, Yen-Hsu Chen
Sepsis is an overwhelming systemic response to infection that frequently results in tissue damage, organ failure, and even death. Nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and cytokine overproduction are thought to be associated with the immunostimulatory cascade in sepsis. In the present study, we analyzed the anti-inflammatory efficacy of the pheophytin-b on both RAW 264.7 murine macrophage and purified human CD14⁺ monocytes stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and elucidated the mechanisms by analyzing the cell signaling pathways known to be activated in sepsis...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209578/effects-of-shinbuto-and-ninjinto-on-prostaglandin-e2-production-in-lipopolysaccharide-treated-human-gingival-fibroblasts
#14
Toshiaki Ara, Norio Sogawa
Previously, we revealed that several kampo medicines used for patients with excess and/or medium patterns (kakkonto (TJ-1), shosaikoto (TJ-9), hangeshashinto (TJ-14), and orento (TJ-120)) reduced prostaglandin (PG)E2 levels using LPS-treated human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). Recently, we examined other kampo medicines used for patients with the deficiency pattern [bakumondoto (TJ-29), shinbuto (TJ-30), ninjinto (TJ-32), and hochuekkito (TJ-41)] and the herbs comprising shinbuto and ninjinto using the same experimental model...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208407/dehydrocavidine-attenuates-d-galactose-induced-learning-and-memory-impairment-in-rats
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Peng Fu, Qing Zhang, Dong-Ye Yi, Ahmed Abdelmaksoud, Qin Huang, Hong-Yang Zhao, Wei Xiang, Nan-Xiang Xiong
OBJECTIVE: Dehydrocavidine (DEH) is the major component of a plant corydalis saxicola Bunting, which is used to treat the patients with hepatic disorders, there is still no report about the effect of DEH on the brain disorder. In this study, the effect and mechanism of DEH on D-galactose (D-gala) induced learning and memory impairment in rats was investigated. METHODS: A learning and memory impairment rat model was employed by chronic intraperitoneal injection of D-gala and intragastric administration of DEH, then Morris water maze test was used to investigate the effect of DEH on learning and memory impairment, Golgi stain and biochemical methods, real time PCR were used to investigate underlying mechanism...
December 2, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208272/biosynthesis-of-cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-and-their-effect-on-lipopolysaccharide-lps-induced-sepsis-mortality-and-associated-hepatic-dysfunction-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
#16
Guoqiang Chen, Yunfei Xu
The fetal/life challenging Sepsis is an urgent medical disaster which have developed "blood poisoning". The sepsis is one of the disorders of organs which cause death in patients. The investigational models that mimicchemical change of sepsis in human bodywereessential. We have synthesized CeO2 NPs using eco-friendly method using plant extract. The characterization of synthesized CeO2 NPs was studied using UV-Vis, FTIR, XRD, SEM, EDX and TEM analysis. The results were confirmed that the synthesized CeO2 was in nano size with spherical shape...
February 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207817/immunohistochemical-expression-of-cyclo-oxygenase-2-and-liver-x-receptor-%C3%AE-in-acne-vulgaris
#17
Ola Ahmed Bakry, Shawky Mahmoud El Farargy, Noha Nour El Din El Kady, Hend Farag Abu Dawy
Introduction: Acne Vulgaris (AV) is a common inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous units. Liver X Receptor-α (LXR-α) is a ligand activated transcription factor. It controls transcription of genes involved in lipid and fatty acid synthesis. Cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX2) is a rate limiting enzyme in prostaglandin synthesis. It plays important role in inflammation. Aim: To evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of LXR-α and COX2 in acne vulgaris skin biopsies to explore their possible pathogenic role in this disease...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207603/effects-of-baicalein-on-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rat-articular-chondrocytes
#18
Yue Li, Jinglu Wang, Xiaopeng Song, Hui Bai, Tianwen Ma, Zhiheng Zhang, Xinran Li, Renli Jiang, Guanying Wang, Xiaojing Fan, Xu Liu, Li Gao
In osteoarthritis (OA), activated synoviocytes and articular chondrocytes produce pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-1β, that promote chondrocyte apoptosis and activate the NF-κB signaling pathway to induce catabolic factors. In this study, we examined the anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effect of baicalein on IL-1β signaling and NF-κB-regulated gene products in rat chondrocytes. Rat chondrocytes were pretreated with 10 ng/ml IL-1β for 24 h and then co-treated with 10 ng/ml IL-1β and 50 μM baicalein for 0, 12, 24, 36 and 48h...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207498/steppogenin-isolated-from-cudrania-tricuspidata-shows-antineuroinflammatory-effects-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-pathways-in-lps-stimulated-bv2-and-primary-rat-microglial-cells
#19
Dong-Cheol Kim, Tran Hong Quang, Hyuncheol Oh, Youn-Chul Kim
Excessive microglial stimulation has been recognized in several neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), HIV-associated dementia (HAD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and stroke. When microglia are stimulated, they produce proinflammatory mediators and cytokines, including nitric oxide (NO) derived from inducible NO synthase (iNOS), prostaglandin E2 (PGE₂) derived from cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-12 (IL-12), and interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
December 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207118/oxysophoridine-rescues-spinal-cord-injury-via-anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-anti%C3%A2-oxidative-stress-and-anti%C3%A2-apoptosis-effects
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Zhong Cao, Liang Chen, Yanbin Liu, Tao Peng
Oxysophoridine (OSR) is an alkaloid extracted from Sophora alopecuroides L and has various pharmacological activities. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of OSR on spinal cord injury (SCI), a clinically common serious trauma, in a rat model. The results of the present study demonstrated that the anti‑inflammatory effect of OSR improved Basso, Beatie and Bresnahan Locomotor Rating Scale scores and reduced spinal cord tissue water contents in an SCI rat model...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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