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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150085/pinocembrin-alleviates-cognition-deficits-by-inhibiting-inflammation-in-diabetic-mice
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Bing Pei, Jian Sun
Diabetic encephalopathy (DE) is one of the most common diabetic complications in diabetes mellitus and is characterized by cognitive impairment and neuroinflammation. It has been reported that hyperglycemia can induce hippocampal and cortical neuronal damage, which can result in severe spatial learning and memory impairment. Pinocembrin (Pino) has been widely used in the therapy of cancer and other diseases due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-viral activities...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147012/piperidylmethyloxychalcone-improves-immune-mediated-acute-liver-failure-via-inhibiting-tak1-activity
#2
Sun Hong Park, Jeong-Ah Kwak, Sang-Hun Jung, Byeongwoo Ahn, Won-Jea Cho, Cheong-Yong Yun, Chang Seon Na, Bang Yeon Hwang, Jin Tae Hong, Sang-Bae Han, Youngsoo Kim
Mice deficient in the toll-like receptor (TLR) or the myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) are resistant to acute liver failure (ALF) with sudden death of hepatocytes. Chalcone derivatives from medicinal plants protect from hepatic damages including ALF, but their mechanisms remain to be clarified. Here, we focused on molecular basis of piperidylmethyloxychalcone (PMOC) in the treatment of TLR/MyD88-associated ALF. C57BL/6J mice were sensitized with D-galactosamine (GalN) and challenged with Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS, TLR4 agonist) or oligodeoxynucleotide containing unmethylated CpG motif (CpG ODN, TLR9 agonist) for induction of ALF...
November 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145148/honokiol-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-against-high-glucose-and-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-injury-by-activating-nrf2-are-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Chen-Guang Li, Chang-Lin Ni, Min Yang, Yun-Zhao Tang, Zhu Li, Yan-Juan Zhu, Zhen-Huan Jiang, Bei Sun, Chun-Jun Li
Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is associated with glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although several studies have revealed that intermittent hypoxia (IH) in OSAHS may further aggravate pancreatic β cell damage and promote the evolution of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) by increasing oxidative stress, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Honokiol, a potent radical scavenger, has been demonstrated to ameliorate oxidative stress in many cases. The present study aimed to explore the potential mechanism of IH and diabetes synergistically damage and destruct the pancreatic β cell, examine the effects of honokiol on ameliorating pancreatic β cell injury in this context and explore the mechanism of such effects...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145064/dog-cloning-with-in%C3%A2-vivo-matured-oocytes-obtaining-using-serum-estradiol-levels-for-predicting-time-of-ovulation
#4
Minghui Zhao, Seunghoon Lee, Dong-Hoon Kim, Jingu No, Yoonseok Nam, Sun A Ock, Yeoung-Gyu Ko, Tai-Young Hur
Dog cloning using in vivo-matured oocytes has been carried out for a decade. To obtain mature oocytes, serum progesterone (P4) levels are used to evaluate ovulation. However, the accuracy of these methods is not sufficient. Thus, the aim of the present study was to verify the feasibility of serum estradiol (E2) on canine ovulation determination as assessed by the percentage of dogs yielding mature oocytes. In vivo-matured oocytes were utilized for canine somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), and serum P4 and E2 levels were assessed to determine ovulation and oocyte maturation...
October 27, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141376/-clinical-significance-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grades-in-inflammatory-response-of-critically-ill-patients
#5
J Wang, Y L Gao, W W Yu, Y H Xia, Y Z Sun
Objective: To explore the value of acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grades in inflammatory response of critically ill patients. Methods: Ptients with AGI severity from Ⅰ to Ⅳ were randomly selected(20 for each)from July 2014 to June 2015 in ICU of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital. The expression of NF-κB were detected by immunofluorescence. The expression of TNF-α and IL-6 were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Procalcitonin (PCT) and C reactive protein (CRP) were measured. Statistical analysis was carried out...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140467/genomic-prediction-in-a-nuclear-population-of-layers-using-single-step-models
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Yiyuan Yan, Guiqin Wu, Aiqiao Liu, Congjiao Sun, Wenpeng Han, Guangqi Li, Ning Yang
Single-step genomic prediction method has been proposed to improve the accuracy of genomic prediction by incorporating information of both genotyped and ungenotyped animals. The objective of this study is to compare the prediction performance of single-step model with a 2-step models and the pedigree-based models in a nuclear population of layers. A total of 1,344 chickens across 4 generations were genotyped by a 600 K SNP chip. Four traits were analyzed, i.e., body weight at 28 wk (BW28), egg weight at 28 wk (EW28), laying rate at 38 wk (LR38), and Haugh unit at 36 wk (HU36)...
November 11, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138817/reduced-triglyceride-accumulation-due-to-overactivation-of-farnesoid-x-receptor-signaling-contributes-to-impaired-liver-regeneration-following-50-hepatectomy-in-extra%C3%A2-cholestatic-liver-tissue
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Wen-Jun Jia, Shi-Quan Sun, Luo-Shun Huang, Qiao-Li Tang, Yu-Dong Qiu, Liang Mao
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of triglyceride metabolism in the effect of obstructive cholestasis on liver regeneration following 50% partial hepatectomy (PH). Obstructive cholestatic rat models were achieved via ligation of the common bile duct (BDL). Following comparisons between hepatic pathological alterations with patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, rats in the 7 day post‑BDL group were selected as the BDL model for subsequent experiments. Liver weight restoration, proliferating cell nuclear antigen labeling index, cytokine and growth factor expression levels, and hepatic triglyceride content were evaluated to analyze liver regeneration post‑PH within BDL and control group rats...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135973/hdac6-regulates-microrna-27b-that-suppresses-proliferation-promotes-apoptosis-and-target-met-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Y J Jia, Z B Liu, W G Wang, C B Sun, P Wei, Y L Yang, M J You, B H Yu, X Q Li, X Y Zhou
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is frequently altered in DLBCL and inhibition of HDAC6 has potent anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo. We profiled miRNAs that altered in the HDAC6 knockdown DLBCL cells with NanoString nCounter assay and identified microRNA-27b (miR-27b) as the most significantly increased miRNA. We validated decreased expression of miR-27b in DLBCL tissues, and we found that low expression of miR-27b was associated with poor overall survival of patients with DLBCL...
September 28, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133981/electrostatic-interactions-between-polyglutamic-acid-and-polylysine-yields-stable-polyion-complex-micelles-for-deoxypodophyllotoxin-delivery
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Yutong Wang, Liping Huang, Yan Shen, Lidan Tang, Runing Sun, Di Shi, Thomas J Webster, Jiasheng Tu, Chunmeng Sun
To achieve enhanced physical stability of poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(d,l-lactide) polymeric micelles (PEG-PDLLA PMs), a mixture of methoxy PEG-PDLLA-polyglutamate (mPEG-PDLLA-PLG) and mPEG-PDLLA-poly(l-lysine) (mPEG-PDLLA-PLL) copolymers was applied to self-assembled stable micelles with polyion-stabilized cores. Prior to micelle preparation, the synthetic copolymers were characterized by (1)H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared spectroscopy (IR), and their molecular weights were calculated by (1)H-NMR and gel permeation chromatography (GPC)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133588/quantitative-analysis-of-multilayer-organization-of-proteins-and-rna-in-nuclear-speckles-at-super-resolution
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Jingyi Fei, Mahdieh Jadaliha, Tyler S Harmon, Isaac T S Li, Boyang Hua, Qinyu Hao, Alex S Holehouse, Matthew Reyer, Qinyu Sun, Susan M Freier, Rohit V Pappu, Kannanganattu V Prasanth, Taekjip Ha
Nuclear speckles are self-assembled organelles composed of RNAs and proteins. They are proposed to act as structural domains that control distinct steps in gene expression, including transcription, splicing, and mRNA export. Earlier studies identified differential localization of a few components within the speckles. It was speculated that the spatial organization of speckle components might contribute directly to the order of operations that coordinate distinct processes. By performing multi-color structured illumination microscopy, we characterized the multilayer organization of speckles at a higher resolution...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133129/hbsag-mrna-degradation-induced-by-dihydroquinolizinone-molecule-depends-on-hbv-posttranscriptional-regulatory-element
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Tianlun Zhou, Timothy Block, Fei Liu, Andrew S Kondratowicz, Liren Sun, Siddhartha Rawat, Jeffrey Branson, Fang Guo, Hongyan Liang, Lauren Bailey, Chris Moore, Xiaohe Wang, Andy Cuconatti, Min Gao, Amy C H Lee, Troy Harasym, Tim Chiu, Dimitar Gotchev, Bruce Dorsey, Rene Rijnbrand, Michael J Sofia
In pursuit of novel therapeutics targeting the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, we evaluated a dihydroquinolizinone compound (DHQ-1) that possessed nanomolar activities against the production of virion and surface protein (HBsAg) in tissue culture. This compound also showed broad HBV genotype coverage and was inactive against a panel of DNA and RNA viruses of other species. Oral administration of DHQ-1 in the AAV-HBV mouse model resulted in a strong reduction of serum HBsAg as soon as 4 days following the commencement of treatment...
November 10, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131001/atorvastatin-calcium-inhibits-pdgf-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-vsmcs-through-the-g0-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-and-suppression-of-activated-pdgfr%C3%AE-pi3k-akt-signaling-cascade
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Shuang Chen, Siyuan Dong, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Naijin Zhang, Bo Yu, Yingxian Sun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Abnormal proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is a hallmark of vascular lesions, such as atherosclerosis and restenosis. PDGF-ββ, an isoform of PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor), has been demonstrated to induce proliferation and migration of VSMCs. Atorvastatin calcium, a selective inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, has favorable protective effects on VSMCs. This study examined the effects of atorvastatin calcium on the proliferation and migration of PDGF-ββ-treated VSMCs, as well as its underlying mechanisms...
November 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130426/nupr1-maintains-autolysosomal-efflux-by-activating-snap25-transcription-in-cancer-cells
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Yanchao Mu, Xiaojie Yan, Ding Li, Dan Zhao, Lingling Wang, Xiaoyang Wang, Dan Gao, Jie Yang, Hua Zhang, Yanzhe Li, Yanan Sun, Yiliang Wei, Zhenfa Zhang, Xinzhong Chang, Zhi Yao, Shanshan Tian, Kai Zhang, Lance S Terada, Zhenyi Ma, Zhe Liu
In the advanced stages of cancer, autophagy is thought to promote tumor progression through its ability to mitigate various cellular stresses. However, the details of how autophagy is homeostatically regulated in such tumors are unknown. Here, we report that NUPR1 (nuclear protein 1, transcriptional regulator), a transcriptional coregulator, is aberrantly expressed in a subset of cancer cells and predicts low overall survival rates for lung cancer patients. NUPR1 regulates the late stages of autolysosome processing through the induction of the SNARE protein SNAP25, which forms a complex with the lysosomal SNARE-associated protein VAMP8...
November 13, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129677/upregulated-bmp6-pathway-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-vivo
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Sun Lin, Li Wei, Yang Ping, Li Xia, Xiao Shifu
In our previous work, we demonstrated the protective effect of BMP6 on neuron against Aβ toxicity in vitro. In the present study, our aim was to determine the effects of BMP6 in Aβ toxicity in vivo. Firstly, we evaluated the levels and localization of endogenous BMP6 in APP/PS1 transgenic mice. Secondly, dose-response effects of exogenous BMP6 and BMP6 pathway antagonists were tested in transgenic CL2006C. elegans (expressing Aβ3-42) lifespan and locomotor activity. We have three findings: 1) BMP6 was upregulated in the hippocampus in APP/PS1 mice...
November 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128494/the-shrimp-hormone-receptor-acts-as-an-anti-apoptosis-and-anti-inflammatory-factor-in-innate-immunity
#15
Zhi Wang, Baozhen Sun, Fei Zhu
Previously, we found that the expression of several genes, including HR, varied in Drosophila melanogaster after white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection. In this present study, we further investigated the role of HR in Kuruma shrimp, Marsupenaeus japonicus and determined its anti-apoptosis and anti-inflammation role in the innate immune system. We successfully identified a partial sequence (866 bp in length) of the M. japonicus hormone receptor ligand binding domain (mjHR_LBD/mjHR). The 5' end of mjHR was successfully obtained; the open reading frame (ORF) ran from 33 to 701 bp, and encoded a protein containing 222 amino acids...
November 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127013/lycorine-possesses-notable-anticancer-potentials-in-on-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-via-blocking-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt
#16
Yanfang Sun, Pingping Wu, Yang Sun, Farukh S Sharopov, Qi Yang, Fangming Chen, Pan Wang, Zongsuo Liang
Lycorine, an natural isoquinoline alkaloid has reportedly that possesses multi-anticancer activity. However, to date, the anticancer feature of lycorine in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) has still not fully been spelled out. The present study mainly focused on the molecular mechanism of lycorine against NSCLC in vitro and vivo. The results showed that lycorine evidently inhibited proliferation of A549 and H460 with IC50 values were 10.83 ± 1.14 μM and 12.35 ± 1.13 μM, while caused slight cytotoxicity in normal pulmonary epithelial Beas-2B cells, and arrested cell cycle in G0/G1 phase...
November 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126931/phytochemical-allylguaiacol-exerts-a-neuroprotective-effect-on-hippocampal-cells-and-ameliorates-scopolamine-induced-memory-impairment-in-mice
#17
Hye-Sun Lim, Bu-Yeo Kim, Yu Jin Kim, Soo-Jin Jeong
Allylguaiacol is a phytochemical occurring in various plants such as cloves, cinnamon, basil, and nutmeg. Pharmacological effects of allylguaiacol include antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, and neuroprotective activity. Although allylguaiacol is considered to have neuroprotective effects, there is no report on its regulatory mechanisms at the molecular level. In the present study, we investigated the mechanisms of allylguaiacol as an antioxidant and neuroprotective agent using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-treated HT22 hippocampal cells...
November 7, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125569/rapid-determination-of-major-compounds-in-the-ethanol-extract-of-geopropolis-from-malaysian-stingless-bees-heterotrigona-itama-by-uhplc-q-tof-ms-and-nmr
#18
Lingling Zhao, Mengjiao Yu, Minghui Sun, Xiaofeng Xue, Tongtong Wang, Wei Cao, Liping Sun
A reliable, rapid analytical method was established for the characterization of constituents of the ethanol extract of geopropolis (EEGP) produced by Malaysian stingless bees-Heterotrigona itama-by combining ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography with quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF/MS). Based on known standards, the online METLIN database, and published literature, 28 compounds were confirmed. Phenolic acids, flavones, triterpenes and phytosterol were identified or tentatively identified using characteristic diagnostic fragment ions...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123173/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-inflammation-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-activity-in-overweight-obese-adults-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Josphin Johnson, Karly Sourris, Maximilian P J de Courten, Kirsty Wilson, Robert Scragg, Magdalena Plebanski, Barbora de Courten
In-vitro studies suggest that vitamin D reduces inflammation by inhibiting nuclear factor kappa-B (NFκB) activity. Yet, no trials have examined the effects of vitamin D supplementation on NFκB activity in-vivo in humans. We conducted a double-blind randomized trial (RCT) examining effects of vitamin D supplementation on inflammatory markers and NFκB activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Sixty-five overweight/obese, vitamin D-deficient (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] ≤ 50 nmol/L) adults were randomized to a single 100,000 IU bolus followed by 4,000 IU daily cholecalciferol or matching placebo for 16 weeks...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119279/mechanical-stress-promotes-matrix-synthesis-of-mandibular-condylar-cartilage-via-the-rkip-erk-pathway
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Lian Sun, Jing Zhao, Hua Wang, Yongchu Pan, Lin Wang, Wei-Bing Zhang
Mandibular hypoplasia is a common jaw deformity that affects breathing, occlusal function and facial aesthetics. Stimulating mandibular condylar growing with functional appliances is an ordinary but controversial treatment method in orthodontics. Therefore, it is vital to clarify how functional appliances affect condylar growing. Raf-1 kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP), as an endogenous inhibitory molecule of the ERK signaling, is postulated to involve in stress-induced response to articular cartilage. This study was to reveal the role of RKIP in regulating cartilage matrix synthesis with functional appliance treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
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