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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214858/hepatitis-b-virus-core-antigen-stimulates-il-6-expression-via-p38-erk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-hepatocytes
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Zhi Chen, Yang-Xia Li, Hai-Jing Fu, Yan-Li Ren, Ling Zou, Shi-Zhen Shen, Ping Chen, Ting Sun, Chun-Hong Huang
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes both acute and chronic liver injury. Viral proteins are involved in the pathological progress. Hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg), a component of viral nucleocapsid, is not only essential for HBV lifecycle, but also exhibits strong immunogenicity. The cytoplasmic location of HBcAg in liver biopsy is associated with liver injury and inflammation, but the exact mechanisms remain to be elaborated. METHODS: Huh7, SMMC-7721 and L-02 cells were transfected with pEGFP-N1-HBcAg to establish an intracellular HBcAg expression model...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214672/evaluation-of-molecular-chaperone-drug-function-regorafenib-and-%C3%AE-cyclodextrins
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Xiurong Hu, Mengying Sun, Yang Li, Guping Tang
Regorafenib (RG) was an oral multi-kinase inhibitor with poor water solubility. In order to enhance the drug's solubility, dissolution and bioavailability, the binary molecular chaperone drug between RG and β-cyclodetrin (β-CD) had prepared by co-crystallization. The structure of RG-β-CD was characterized by thermal analysis, powder X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance. Phase-solubility study revealed the higher solubility and complexing ability of β-CDwith RG.The solubility and dissolution of RG-β-CD was significantly enhanced in pH 1...
February 7, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213291/hepatoprotective-effect-of-2-o-galloylhyperin-against-oxidative-stress-induced-liver-damage-through-induction-of-nrf2-are-mediated-antioxidant-pathway
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Peng Wang, Yi-Meng Gao, Xing Sun, Na Guo, Ji Li, Wei Wang, Li-Ping Yao, Yu-Jie Fu
2'-O-galloylhyperin (2'-O-GH), an active compound isolated from Pyrola calliantha, possesses remarkable antioxidant activity. The aims of this study were to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of 2'-O-GH against oxidative stress and elucidate the underlying mechanistic signaling pathways in HepG2 cells as well as in an animal model. Results showed that 2'-O-GH significantly inhibited hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced HepG2 cell death in a dose dependent manner. The mitogen-activated protein kinase activation, ROS production, mitochondrial membrane potential, intracellular calcium level and subsequent apoptotic protein activation in H2O2-stimulated HepG2 cells were remarkably inhibited by 2'-O-GH...
February 14, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213287/butein-induction-of-ho-1-by-p38-mapk-nrf2-pathway-in-adipocytes-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-adipose-hypertrophy-in-mice
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Zheng Wang, Sun-O Ka, Youngyi Lee, Byung-Hyun Park, Eun Ju Bae
Adipose tissue inflammation and oxidative stress are key components in the development of obesity and insulin resistance. Heme oxygenase (HO)-1 in adipocytes protects against obesity and adipose dysfunction. In this study, we report the identification of butein, a flavonoid chalcone, as a novel inducer of HO-1 expression in adipocytes in vitro and in vivo. Butein upregulated HO-1 mRNA and protein expression in 3T3-L1 adipocytes, accompanied by Kelch-Like ECH-Associated Protein (Keap) 1 degradation and increase in the nuclear level of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211012/f4-80-inhibits-osteoclast-differentiation-via-downregulation-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-1
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Ju-Hee Kang, Jung-Sun Sim, Ting Zheng, Mijung Yim
Osteoclastogenesis is an essential process in bone metabolism, which can be induced by RANKL stimulation. The F4/80 glycoprotein is a member of the EGF-transmembrane 7 (TM7) family and has been established as a specific cell-surface marker for murine macrophages. This study aimed to identify the role of F4/80 in osteoclastogenesis. Using mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs), we observed that the mRNA level of F4/80 was dramatically reduced as these cells differentiated into osteoclasts. Furthermore, osteoclastogenesis was decreased in F4/80(high) BMMs compared to F4/80(-/low) BMMs...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208005/expression-of-microrna-in-host-cells-infected-with-helicobacter-pylori
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Jun-Won Chung, Seok Hoo Jeong, Sun Mi Lee, Jhang Ho Pak, Gin Hyug Lee, Jin-Yong Jeong, Jin-Ho Kim
Background/Aims: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression. We assess miRNA regulation by Helicobacter pylori infection and elucidate their role in H. pylori-infected gastric epithelial cells. Methods: The relationship between miRNA expression and DNA methylation was examined. Cells were treated with the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) inhibitor Bay 11-7082 to determine the relationship between miRNA expression and NF-κB signal transduction. Results: In the negative control cells infected with H...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208002/expression-of-hepatocyte-hepatitis-b-core-antigen-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-as-a-marker-in-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Sun Young Yim, Tae Hyung Kim, Suh Sang Jun, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yeon Seok Seo, Hyung Joon Yim, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hoon Jai Chun, Hong Sik Lee, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim, Nam Hee Won, Ho Sang Ryu
Background/Aims: We aimed to clarify the association of HBsAg/HBcAg with the disease status and treatment response in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: We investigated 171 biopsy-proven entecavir-treated CHB patients (109 HBeAg-positive, 62 HBeAg-negative). HBcAg expression was positive when ≥10% of hepatocytes stained, and classified into nuclear, mixed, and cytoplasmic patterns. HBsAg expressions were intracytoplasmic (diffuse, globular, and submembranous) and membranous...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207754/ascofuranone-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-via-nf-kappab-and-ap-1-p-erk-tnf-%C3%AE-il-6-and-il-1%C3%AE-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Jun-Young Park, Tae-Wook Chung, Yun-Jeong Jeong, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Sun-Hyung Ha, Kyung-Min Kwon, Fukushi Abekura, Seung-Hak Cho, Young-Choon Lee, Ki-Tae Ha, Junji Magae, Young-Chae Chang, Cheorl-Ho Kim
The natural fungal compound ascofuranone (5-chloro-3-[(2E,6E)-7-[(2S)-5,5-dimethyl-4-oxo-tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-3-methyl-octa-2,6-dienyl]-2,4-dihydroxy-6-methyl-benzaldehyde, MW 420.93) (AF) isolated from Ascochyta viciae has been known to promote cell cycle arrest and inhibit invasion of tumor cells. We have previously studied a structurally similar compound ascochlorin (ASC; MW 404.93) with regard to its anti-inflammatory activity in LPS- stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. In order to examine the relationship between the anti-inflammatory activities and the molecular differences between AF and ASC, the activity of AF is herein studied, because ASC has a unique trimethyl oxocyclohexyl structure, while AF has a unique dimethyl-oxo-tetrahydrofuran structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205579/tim-3-inhibits-macrophage-control-of-listeria-monocytogenes-by-inhibiting-nrf2
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Zhiding Wang, Dejun Sun, Guojiang Chen, Ge Li, Shuaijie Dou, Renxi Wang, He Xiao, Chunmei Hou, Yan Li, Jiannan Feng, Beifen Shen, Gencheng Han
T cell immunoglobulin mucin-3 (Tim-3) is an immune checkpoint inhibitor and its dysregulation has been related to T cell tolerance and many immune disorders, such as tumors and infection tolerance. However, the physiopathology roles of Tim-3 in innate immunity remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that Tim-3 inhibits macrophage phagocytosis of L. monocytogenes by inhibiting the nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway and increases bacterial burden. Tim-3 signaling promotes Nrf2 degradation by increasing its ubiquitination and, as a result, decreasing its nuclear translocation...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204833/small-heterodimer-partner-attenuates-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-expression-of-cyclooxygenase-2-and-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-by-suppression-of-activator-protein-1-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-renal-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cells
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Jung Sun Park, Hoon In Choi, Eun Hui Bae, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
The orphan nuclear receptor, small heterodimer partner (SHP), plays a negative regulatory role in innate immune responses and is involved in various inflammatory signaling pathways. In the present study, we aimed to ascertain whether SHP is effective in preventing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced kidney tubular inflammation and explored the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of SHP. Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury was induced in mice by clamping both renal pedicles for 30 min...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202386/paraquat-and-maneb-co-exposure-induces-noradrenergic-locus-coeruleus-neurodegeneration-through-nadph-oxidase-mediated-microglial-activation
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Liyan Hou, Cong Zhang, Ke Wang, Xiaofang Liu, Hongwei Wang, Yuning Che, Fuqiang Sun, Xueying Zhou, Xiulan Zhao, Qingshan Wang
Co-exposure to paraquat (PQ) and maneb (Mb) has been shown to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) is observed in PQ and Mb-treated experimental animals. The loss of noradrenergic locus coeruleus (LC/NE) neurons in brainstem is a common feature shared by multiple neurodegenerative diseases, including PD. However, whether PQ and Mb is able to damage LC/NE neurons remains undefined. In this study, mice treated with combined PQ and Mb displayed progressive LC/NE neurodegeneration...
February 12, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201983/comparative-analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-genomes-of-colletotrichum-gloeosporioides-sensu-lato-insights-into-the-evolution-of-a-fungal-species-complex-interacting-with-diverse-plants
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Xiaofei Liang, Xianglin Tian, Wenkui Liu, Tingyu Wei, Wei Wang, Qiuyue Dong, Bo Wang, Yanan Meng, Rong Zhang, Mark L Gleason, Guangyu Sun
BACKGROUND: The fungal species complex Colletotrichum gloeosporioides sensu lato contains over 20 plant-interacting species. These species exhibit different life styles (e.g., endophytes, foliar and fruit pathogens) and show considerable variation in host and tissue adaptation strategies. Accurate species delimitation in C. gloeosporioides s.l. is very challenging due to nascent lineage boundaries and phenotypic plasticity, which strongly impedes studies of the complex's host-interaction biology...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193701/osteoblastic-lrp4-promotes-osteoclastogenesis-by-regulating-atp-release-and-adenosine-a2ar-signaling
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Lei Xiong, Ji-Ung Jung, Hao-Han Guo, Jin-Xiu Pan, Xiang-Dong Sun, Lin Mei, Wen-Cheng Xiong
Bone homeostasis depends on the functional balance of osteoblasts (OBs) and osteoclasts (OCs). Lrp4 is a transmembrane protein that is mutated in patients with high bone mass. Loss of Lrp4 in OB-lineage cells increases bone mass by elevating bone formation by OBs and reducing bone resorption by OCs. However, it is unclear how Lrp4 deficiency in OBs impairs osteoclastogenesis. Here, we provide evidence that loss of Lrp4 in the OB lineage stabilizes the prorenin receptor (PRR) and increases PRR/V-ATPase-driven ATP release, thereby enhancing the production of the ATP derivative adenosine...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193640/grk2-mediates-arginine-vasopressin-induced-il-6-production-via-nf-kb-signaling-in-neonatal-rat-cardiac-fibroblast
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Feifei Xu, Suzhen Sun, Xiaojun Wang, Eran Ni, Lingling Zhao, Weizhong Zhu
: Elevated interleukin 6(IL-6) levels in congestive heart failure are associated with myocardial damage during acute exacerbation and with chronic inflammation. Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a hormone released in response to cardiac stress, could be a factor of inflammation and fibrosis in the pathogenesis of heart failure. Recently, we have shown that AVP promotes the proliferation of neonatal rat cardiac fibroblasts (NRCFs) through a V1Avasopressin receptor-mediated G protein-coupled receptor kinase2 (GRK2) signaling...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192242/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-temporal-expression-of-the-clock-genes-period-and-timeless-in-the-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense-during-female-reproductive-development
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SuHua Chen, Hui Qiao, HongTuo Fu, Shengming Sun, WenYi Zhang, ShuBo Jin, Yongsheng Gong, Sufei Jiang, Weiyi Xiong, YanWu
The circadian clock is crucial for sustaining rhythmic biochemical, physiological, and behavioral processes in living creatures. In this study, we isolated and characterized two circadian clock genes in Macrobrachium nipponense, period (Mnper) and timeless (Mntim). The complete Mnper cDNA measures 4283bp in length with an open reading frame encoding 1292 amino acids, including functional domains such as PER-ARNT-SIM (PAS), cytoplasmic localization domain (CLD), TIM interaction site (TIS), and nuclear localization signal (NLS)...
February 10, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187833/effects-of-high-temperature-on-life-history-traits-and-heat-shock-protein-expression-in-chlorpyrifos-resistant-laodelphax-striatella
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Lihua Wang, Dan Shan, Yueliang Zhang, Xiangdong Liu, Yang Sun, Zhichun Zhang, Jichao Fang
The resistance of the small brown planthopper (SBPH), Laodelphax striatella, to insecticides has been widely found in China, and has posed serious problems to efforts to control the pest. To determine the costs and benefits of resistance, the life tables of chlorpyrifos-resistant and -susceptible strains were constructed at 24 and 30°C. The results showed the resistant SBPH (YN-CPF) had lower fitness at 24°C, but slightly higher fitness at 30°C compared to the susceptible SBPH. Transcriptomic analysis showed there are five heat shock protein genes changed their expression, and the up-regulated genes are LsHsc70-1 and LsHsc70-2...
March 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186992/autophagy-is-highly-targeted-among-host-comparative-proteomes-during-infection-with-different-virulent-rabv-strains
#17
Ling Li, Hongli Jin, Hualei Wang, Zengguo Cao, Na Feng, Jianzhong Wang, Yongkun Zhao, Xuexing Zheng, Pengfei Hou, Nan Li, Hang Chi, Pei Huang, Cuicui Jiao, Qian Li, Lina Wang, Tiecheng Wang, Weiyang Sun, Yuwei Gao, Changchun Tu, Guixue Hu, Songtao Yang, Xianzhu Xia
Rabies virus (RABV) is a neurotropic virus that causes serious disease in humans and animals worldwide. It has been reported that different RABV strains can result in divergent prognoses in animal model. To identify host factors that affect different infection processes, a kinetic analysis of host proteome alterations in mouse brains infected with different virulent RABV strains was performed using isobaric tags for a relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ)-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) proteomics approach, and this analysis identified 147 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) between the pathogenic challenge virus standard (CVS)-11 strain and the attenuated SRV9 strain...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186385/activating-nuclear-xenobiotic-receptors-and-triggering-er-stress-and-hepatic-cytochromes-p450-systems-in-quails-coturnix-c-coturnix-during-atrazine-exposure
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Zheng-Hai Du, Lei Qin, Jia Lin, Yan-Chun Sun, Jun Xia, Cong Zhang, Xue-Nan Li, Jin-Long Li
Atrazine (ATR) is one of the most widely detected contaminant in the ecosystem. Nuclear xenobiotic receptors are activated by herbicides and induce the transcription of CYP450 isoforms involved in xenobiotic metabolism and transport. However, little is known about hepatic nuclear xenobiotic receptors in birds are responsible for ATR-induced hepatotoxicity via regulating the cytochrome P450 enzyme systems (CYP450s). The objective of this study was to investigate the mechanism of ATR hepatotoxicity in quails...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185403/traf3-delays-cyst-formation-induced-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Liping Sun, Chaofeng Hu, Xinzhou Zhang
This study aims to investigate the effects of TNF receptors associated factor 3 (TRAF3) on the signaling pathway and expression of downstream products of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) in the epithelial cells of renal ducts in individuals with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). We observe the TRAF3 genic overexpression of the epithelial cells, which form a tubular branch structure, in polycystic kidneys and to explore the protective effect of TRAF3 on the cystogenesis and progression of PKD. Western blotting analysis was conducted to examine the signaling changes of NF-κB in PKD the epithelial cells and TRAF3 transgenic PKD epithelial cells...
February 10, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185326/alkaloids-from-piper-nigrum-exhibit-antiinflammatory-activity-via-activating-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Quynh Mai Thi Ngo, Phuong Thao Tran, Manh Hung Tran, Jeong Ah Kim, Seong Soo Rho, Chi-Hwan Lim, Jin-Cheol Kim, Mi Hee Woo, Jae Sui Choi, Jeong-Hyung Lee, Byung Sun Min
In the present study, ten alkaloids, namely chabamide (1), pellitorine (2), retrofractamide A (3), pyrroperine (4), isopiperolein B (5), piperamide C9:1 (8E) (6), 6,7-dehydrobrachyamide B (7), 4,5-dihydropiperine (8), dehydropipernonaline (9), and piperine (10), were isolated from the fruits of Piper nigrum. Among these, chabamide (1), pellitorine (2), retrofractamide A (3), isopiperolein B (5), and 6,7-dehydrobrachyamide B (7) exhibited significant inhibitory activity on lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in RAW264...
February 10, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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