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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792952/anticancer-mechanism-of-sinapic-acid-in-pc-3-and-lncap-human-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
#1
Canan Eroğlu, Ebru Avcı, Hasibe Vural, Ercan Kurar
Sinapic acid (SA) is a derivative of hydroxycinnamic acid and found in various vegetables and fruit species. Aim was to evaluate the anticancer effects of SA in PC-3 and LNCaP human prostate cancer cells. The effect of SA on cell viability was determined using XTT assay. Expressions of 8 genes for apoptosis and 6 genes for metastasis were evaluated by qPCR. Caspase-3 activity was determined using caspase-3 colorimetric assay kit. Effect of SA on cell invasion was evaluated with cell invasion assay. The IC50 dose of SA in PC-3 and LNCaP cells was found to be 1000 μM for 72 h...
May 21, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787833/dehydroepiandrosterone-molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-implications-in-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Kai Huang, Li-Dong Wu
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a 19-carbon steroid hormone primarily synthesized in the adrenal gland, exerts a chondroprotective effect against osteoarthritis (OA) and has been considered an effective candidate of disease-modifying OA drugs (DMOADs) that slow disease progression. We and others previously demonstrated that DHEA exerted a beneficial effect on osteoarthritic cartilage by positively modulating the balance between anabolic and catabolic factors (e.g., MMPs/TIMP-1, ADAMTS/TIMP-3 and cysteine proteinases/cystatin C), inhibiting catabolic signaling pathways (e...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783661/analysis-of-short-term-smoking-effects-in-pbmc-of-healthy-subjects-preliminary-study
#3
Joanna Wieczfinska, Tomasz Kowalczyk, Przemyslaw Sitarek, Ewa Skała, Rafal Pawliczak
Early structural changes exist in the small airways before the establishment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). These changes are believed to be induced by oxidation. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of short-term smoking on the expression of the genes contributing to airway remodeling and their relationship with the oxidative status of human blood cells. Blood mononuclear cells were isolated from 16 healthy volunteers and treated with cigarette smoke ingredients (CSI): nicotine, 1-Nitrosodimethylamine, N-Nitrosopyrrolidyne, vinyl chloride, acetone, and acrolein...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782979/chondroitin-sulfate-from-sturgeon-bone-ameliorates-pain-of-osteoarthritis-induced-by-monosodium-iodoacetate-in-rats
#4
Yingjiao Sun, Guozhuan Zhang, Qian Liu, Xudong Liu, Lei Wang, Jianfeng Wang, Lishuang Liang
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is an important component of the extracellular matrix of cartilage and has been widely used as one of the main drugs for the treatment of joint pain-related nutraceuticals and medicines. Sturgeon bone (SB) is the main waste during deep processing of sturgeons in fishery production. The present study was evaluated the therapeutic effect of CS from SB (CSSB) on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis (OA) pain and further explored the potential medicinal value of CSSB. The OA pain model was induced by intra-articular injection of MIA and then treated with CSSB...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782915/new-insights-into-the-natural-course-of-knee-osteoarthritis-early-regulation-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-with-emphasis-on-sex-dependent-angiogenesis-and-tissue-remodeling-a-pilot-study
#5
Kalle Kisand, Ann Tamm, Mare Lintrop, Agu Tamm
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify cytokine profiles associated with radiographic phenotypes of knee osteoarthritis (rKOA) with a focus on early stage of the disease. METHODS: The pilot population study involved 60 middle-aged patients (mean age 50±7.3y.). Standardized weight-bearing anteroposterior and axial radiographs were used to assess rKOA severity in tibiofemoral (TFJ) of patellofemoral joint (PFJ) by grading system (grades 0-3). Luminex (xMAP® ) technology was used to simultaneously assess 60 biomarkers...
May 18, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778391/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-human-cumulus-and-granulosa-cells-as-biomarkers-for-oocyte-quality-estimation
#6
Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Camilla Marrocco, Angela Capaldo, Valentina Pavone, Laura Bianchi, Letizia Boschi, Giuseppe Morgante, Paola Piomboni, Vincenzo de Leo
OBJECTIVE: To study the molecular profile of metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in granulosa and cumulus cells in a subset of fertile and infertile women. DESIGN: Molecular study with granulosa and cumulus cells. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Forty-four women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques for female infertility factor, with partners having a normal spermiogram and 15 normally fertile women with male partner affected by severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia or nonobstructive azoospermia...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777769/a-combined-approach-for-the-early-recognition-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-adult-cardiac-surgery
#7
Cédrick Zaouter, Julien Potvin, Marie-Lise Bats, Marie-Christine Beauvieux, Alain Remy, Alexandre Ouattara
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is a frequent complication. The current criteria to detect CSA-AKI rise only when organic dysfunction has occurred. The Doppler Renal Resistive Index (RRI) and the urinary G1 cell cycle arrest proteins (TIMP-2 and IGFBP7) have been advocated to predict CSA-AKI at an early stage after cardiac surgery. The primary objective was to determine the predictive value of these new markers to detect CSA-AKI after elective heart surgery in patients at risk to develop AKI...
May 16, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777274/the-natural-agent-4-vinylphenol-targets-metastasis-and-stemness-features-in-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells
#8
Hoi-Wing Leung, Chun-Hay Ko, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Ingrid Herr, Clara Bik-San Lau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cancer stem-like cells (CSC) are regarded as the source of tumour origins, metastasis and drug resistance, and limits current treatment regimens. Previously, we reported the first study of the anti-angiogenic and anti-tumour activities of 4-vinylphenol. To further examine the therapeutic role of 4-vinylphenol, the inhibitory effects of 4-vinylphenol on cancer stemness, drug resistance and metastasis in breast cancer were investigated in the present study. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We enriched parental MDA-MB-231 cells with CSCs in serum-free medium to give spheroids...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775412/inhibitor-of-lysyl-oxidase-improves-cardiac-function-and-the-collagen-mmp-profile-in-response-to-volume-overload
#9
Elia C El Hajj, Milad C El Hajj, Van K Ninh, Jason D Gardner
The cardiac extracellular matrix is a complex architectural network that serves many functions including providing structural and biochemical support to surrounding cells, and regulating intercellular signaling pathways. Cardiac function is directly affected by extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, and alterations of the ECM contribute to progression of heart failure. Initially, collagen deposition is an adaptive response that aims to preserve tissue integrity and maintain normal ventricular function. However, the synergistic effects of the pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic responses induce a vicious cycle which causes excess activation of myofibroblasts, significantly increasing collagen deposition and accumulation in the matrix...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774825/dietary-zinc-modulates-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Angus Scrimgeour, Christopher Carrigan, Michelle Lynn Condlin, Maria L Urso, Roland M van den Berg, Herman P M van Helden, Scott J Montain, Marloes J A Joosen
Animal models of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) provide opportunity to examine the extent to which dietary interventions can be used to improve recovery after injury. Animal studies also suggest that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a role in tissue remodeling post-TBI. Because dietary zinc (Zn) improved recovery in non-blast mTBI models, and the MMPs are Zn-requiring enzymes, we evaluated the effects of low- and adequate Zn diets on MMP expression and behavioral responses, following exposure to a single blast...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772213/enhanced-liver-fibrosis-elf-score-reference-ranges-biological-variation-in-healthy-subjects-and-analytical-considerations
#11
Antonín Jabor, Zdenek Kubíček, Soňa Fraňková, Renáta Šenkeříková, Janka Franeková
BACKGROUND: The Enhanced Liver Fibrosis score has been recognized as a non-invasive test for liver fibrosis. However, reference intervals, biological variation and analytical performance have not been studied in detail so far. The aim was to acquire data that are essential for correct interpretation. METHODS: A total of 40 apparently healthy volunteers were evaluated for reference ranges of serum concentration of hyaluronic acid, aminoterminal propeptide of type III collagen, and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteases-1, and calculated ELF score...
May 14, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770894/efficacy-of-punarnavine-in-restraining-organ-specific-tumour-progression-in-4t1-induced-murine-breast-tumour-model
#12
Gilcy George Kallivalappil, Girija Kuttan
Most of the breast cancer deaths occur when cancer cells depart from their tumour of origin and spread systemically and colonise distant organs. The present study was to find out whether punarnavine, the quinolizidine alkaloid, with already proven antimetastatic effect on spontaneous B16F10 pulmonary metastasis has got any effect on a drastic organ-specific breast cancer spread. For the study, we selected a syngenic mouse 4T1 breast tumour model that mimics stage four of human breast cancer. The metastatic progression of 4T1 to lymph nodes, lungs, and liver was reduced by punarnavine (40 mg/kg body weight) administration in BALB/c mice...
May 17, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770800/current-and-future-circulating-biomarkers-for-cardiac-amyloidosis
#13
REVIEW
Marco Luciani, Luca Troncone, Federica Del Monte
Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) comprises a heterogeneous group of medical conditions affecting the myocardium. It presents with proteinaceous infiltration with variable degrees of severity, prevalence and evolution. Despite this heterogeneity, erroneous protein folding is the common pathophysiologic process, yielding the formation of a single misfolded protein (monomer) that progressively evolves and ultimately forms amyloid fibers. Additionally, by seeding out from the organs of origin, intermediates called oligomers metastasize and restart the process...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769086/inflammatory-pattern-of-the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-in-dogs-with-canine-cruciate-ligament-disease
#14
Manuel R Schmidli, Bettina Fuhrer, Nadine Kurt, David Senn, Michaela Drögemüller, Ulrich Rytz, David E Spreng, Simone Forterre
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of inflammation during the pathogenesis of cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs and despite the latest knowledge suggesting a significant role of adipose tissue in osteoarthritis, the infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) was up to now mostly disregarded in veterinary investigations. In the present study, the inflammatory activity of the IFP, the main adipose structure within the stifle joint, was thoroughly investigated to evaluate its potential impact in the pathogenesis of this common disease of our canine companions...
May 16, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765883/the-validity-of-two-neuromotor-assessments-for-predicting-motor-performance-at-12-months-in-preterm-infants
#15
You Hong Song, Hyun Jung Chang, Yong Beom Shin, Young Sook Park, Yun Hee Park, Eun Sol Cho
Objective: To evaluate the validity of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP) and general movements (GMs) assessment for predicting Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) score at 12 months in preterm infants. Methods: A total of 44 preterm infants who underwent the GMs and TIMP at 1 month and 3 months of corrected age (CA) and whose motor performance was evaluated using AIMS at 12 months CA were included. GMs were judged as abnormal on basis of poor repertoire or cramped-synchronized movements at 1 month CA and abnormal or absent fidgety movement at 3 months CA...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765319/progression-and-regression-of-hepatic-lesions-in-a-mouse-model-of-nash-induced-by-dietary-intervention-and-its-implications-in-pharmacotherapy
#16
Zhi-Ming Ding, Yue Xiao, Xikun Wu, Haixia Zou, Shurong Yang, Yiyun Shen, Juehua Xu, Heather C Workman, Amy L Usborne, Haiqing Hua
Understanding of the temporal changes of hepatic lesions in the progression and regression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is vital to elucidation of the pathogenesis of NASH, and critical to the development of a strategy for NASH pharmacotherapy. There are challenges in studying hepatic lesion progression and regression in NASH patients due to the slow development of NASH in humans, one being the requirement for multiple biopsies during the longitudinal follow-up. Here we studied lesion progression and regression in the diet-induced animal model of NASH by application or removal of the pathogenic diet for multiple time periods...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763380/angiogenin-and-the-mmp9-timp2-axis-are-up-regulated-in-proangiogenic-decidual-nk-like-cells-from-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#17
Antonino Bruno, Barbara Bassani, Davide Giuseppe D'Urso, Ilvana Pitaku, Elisa Cassinotti, Giuseppe Pelosi, Luigi Boni, Lorenzo Dominioni, Douglas M Noonan, Lorenzo Mortara, Adriana Albini
NK cells are effector lymphocytes involved in tumor immunosurveillance; however, in patients with solid malignancies, NK cells have compromised functions. We have previously reported that lung tumor-associated NK cells (TANKs; peripheral blood) and tumor-infiltrating NK cells (TINKs) show proangiogenic, decidual NK-like (dNK) phenotype. In this study, we functionally and molecularly investigated TINKs and TANKs from blood and tissue samples of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), a neoplasm in which inflammation and angiogenesis have clinical relevance, and compared them to NK cells from controls and patients with nononcologic inflammatory bowel disease...
May 15, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763348/histological-alterations-from-condyle-repositioning-with-functional-appliances-in-rats
#18
Michiko Nakatsuka, Shunji Kumabe
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the morphological and histological alterations of the condyle of rats undergoing forward mandibular repositioning via functional appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional appliances were mounted onto the upper jaws of rats. Morphological analysis was conducted on micro-CT images of sacrificed animals. Histological changes in condyle were examined by immunohistochemistry using proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), interleukin 1b (IL-1β), Aggrecan and Type II collagen...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760617/roc-analysis-of-selected-matrix-metalloproteinases-mmps-and-tissue-inhibitors-of-metalloproteinases-timps-in-psoriatic-patients
#19
Edyta K Glazewska, Marek Niczyporuk, Slawomir Lawicki, Maciej Szmitkowski, Monika Zajkowska, Magdalena Donejko, Andrzej Przylipiak
Introduction: Psoriasis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease characterised by typical scaly skin lesions. The role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in the pathogenesis and development of this condition have been repeatedly emphasised in available literature. Aim: ROC analysis of selected MMPs (MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-9, MMP-12, TIMP-2) and TIMPs (TIMP-2, TIMP-3) in psoriasis patients. The area under the ROC curve (AUC) indicates the clinical usefulness of a biomarker and its diagnostic power...
April 2018: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759660/extensive-serum-biomarker-analysis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#20
Daoyuan Gong, Ziping Li, Rui Ding, Min Cheng, Huakun Huang, Aiping Liu, Mei Kang, Haijian He, Ying Xu, Jing Shao, Yong Wang, Chaohui Duan
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a fast-growing cancer characterized by high occurrences of nodal and distant metastases and poor prognosis. It is therefore important to identify new serum biomarkers for the early diagnosis and prognostic prediction of this disease. The present study identifies biomarkers in NPC patient serum using a solid-phase antibody array detecting the expression profiles of 174 cytokines in a single experiment. ELISA was performed to validate the array results. The levels of TIMP-2, SELL, CCL24, MMP-1, MMP-3, IGF-I and IL-8 were significantly higher in serum from NPC patients, while the levels of MSP-alpha and HCC-4 were lower...
May 11, 2018: Cytokine
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