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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337145/dioscin-protects-anit-induced-intrahepatic-cholestasis-through-regulating-transporters-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
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Hong Yao, Youwei Xu, Lianhong Yin, Xufeng Tao, Lina Xu, Yan Qi, Xu Han, Pengyuan Sun, Kexin Liu, Jinyong Peng
Intrahepatic cholestasis, a clinical syndrome, is caused by excessive accumulation of bile acids in body and liver. Proper regulation of bile acids in liver cells is critical for liver injury. We previously reported the effects of dioscin against α-naphthylisothio- cyanate (ANIT)-induced cholestasis in rats. However, the pharmacological and mechanism data are limited. In our work, the animals of rats and mice, and Sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCHs) were caused by ANIT, and dioscin was used for the treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323302/vegetable-and-fruit-juice-enhances-antioxidant-capacity-and-regulates-antioxidant-gene-expression-in-rat-liver-brain-and-colon
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Linhong Yuan, Jinmeng Liu, Jie Zhen, Yao Xu, Shuying Chen, Nicholas Van Halm-Lutterodt, Rong Xiao
To explore the effect of fruit and vegetable (FV) juice on biomarkers of oxidative damage and antioxidant gene expression in rats, 36 adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, low FV juice dosage or high FV juice dosage treatment groups. The rats were given freshly extracted FV juice or the same volume of saline water daily for five weeks. After intervention, serum and tissues specimens were collected for biomarker and gene expression measurement. FV juice intervention increased total antioxidant capacity, glutathione, vitamin C, β-carotene, total polyphenols, flavonoids levels andglutathione peroxidaseenzyme activity in rat serum or tissues (p < 0...
March 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300285/hx-1171-a-novel-nrf2-activator-induces-nqo1-and-hmox1-expression
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Jimin Kim, Su-Hyun Shin, Young-Eun Ko, Tokutaro Miki, Heung-Mo Bae, Jong-Koo Kang, Jae Wha Kim
HX-1171 (1-O-hexyl-2,3,5-trimethylhydroquinone) is a novel synthesized vitamin E derivative, which reportedly has positive effects on various diseases and conditions, such as liver fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis, and cancer. In this study, we analyzed the transcriptional activity induced by HX-1171. Results from reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and promoter assays reveal that HX-1171 increased the expression of NQO1 and HMOX1, encoding antioxidant-related enzymes, in A549 human lung epithelial cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295950/sulforaphane-attenuates-di-n-butylphthalate-induced-reproductive-damage-in-pubertal-mice-involvement-of-the-nrf2-antioxidant-system
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Xu-Ping Jiang, Jing-Yuan Tang, Zhen Xu, Peng Han, Zhi-Qiang Qin, Cheng-di Yang, Shang-Qian Wang, Min Tang, Wei Wang, Chao Qin, Yang Xu, Bai-Xin Shen, Wei-Min Zhou, Wei Zhang
di-N-butylphthalate (DBP) is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant used for plastic coating and in the cosmetics industry. It has toxic effects on body health, especially the male reproductive system. Here, we investigated the effects of DBP on the male reproductive system of pubertal mice and explored the protective role of sulforaphane (SFN). The results showed that DBP significantly reduced the anogenital distance, testicular weight, sperm count and motility, and plasma and testicular testosterone levels and significantly increased the oxidative stress, sperm abnormalities, and testicular cell apoptosis...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291250/site-to-site-interdomain-communication-may-mediate-different-loss-of-function-mechanisms-in-a-cancer-associated-nqo1-polymorphism
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Encarnación Medina-Carmona, Jose L Neira, Eduardo Salido, Julian E Fuchs, Rogelio Palomino-Morales, David J Timson, Angel L Pey
Disease associated genetic variations often cause intracellular enzyme inactivation, dysregulation and instability. However, allosteric communication of mutational effects to distant functional sites leading to loss-of-function remains poorly understood. We characterize here interdomain site-to-site communication by which a common cancer-associated single nucleotide polymorphism (c.C609T/p.P187S) reduces the activity and stability in vivo of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1). NQO1 is a FAD-dependent, two-domain multifunctional stress protein acting as a Phase II enzyme, activating cancer pro-drugs and stabilizing p53 and p73α oncosuppressors...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283797/influence-of-nrf2-activators-on-subcellular-skeletal-muscle-protein-and-dna-synthesis-rates-after-6%C3%A2-weeks-of-milk-protein-feeding-in-older-adults
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Adam R Konopka, Jaime L Laurin, Robert V Musci, Christopher A Wolff, Justin J Reid, Laurie M Biela, Qian Zhang, Fredrick F Peelor, Christopher L Melby, Karyn L Hamilton, Benjamin F Miller
In older adults, chronic oxidative and inflammatory stresses are associated with an impaired increase in skeletal muscle protein synthesis after acute anabolic stimuli. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and Protandim have been shown to activate nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (Nrf2), a transcription factor for the antioxidant response element and anti-inflammatory pathways. This study tested the hypothesis that compared to a placebo control (CON), CLA and Protandim would increase skeletal muscle subcellular protein (myofibrillar, mitochondrial, cytoplasmic) and DNA synthesis in older adults after 6 weeks of milk protein feeding...
March 10, 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274305/-protective-effect-of-quercetin-against-immunological-liver-injury-through-activating-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
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Caibing Wei, Liandi Zhou, Yuzhen Zhang, Jiawei Zhang, Qihui Zhang, Kun Tao
Objective To observe the protective effect of quercetin against immunological liver injury induced by triptolide, and investigate the involvement of Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway in the protection. Methods Fifty C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into five groups: control group, model group, (20, 50, 80) mg/kg quercetin pre-treatment groups. Each group included 10 mice. The mice were treated with different doses of quercetin once daily for consecutive 10 days. At the end of the experiment, triptolide (500 μg/kg) was given intragastrically to induce immunological liver injury in all groups except for the control group...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264783/dietary-lipids-differentially-modulate-the-initiation-of-experimental-breast-carcinogenesis-through-their-influence-on-hepatic-xenobiotic-metabolism-and-dna-damage-in-the-mammary-gland
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Miguel Ángel Manzanares, Cristina de Miguel, M Carme Ruiz de Villa, Regina M Santella, Eduard Escrich, Montserrat Solanas
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women worldwide. In addition to reproductive factors, environmental factors such as nutrition and xenobiotic exposure have a role in the etiology of this malignancy. A stimulating and a potentially protective effect on experimental breast cancer has been previously described for high corn oil and high extra-virgin olive oil diets, respectively. This work investigates the effect of these lipids on the metabolism of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA), a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon that can initiate carcinogenesis and its consequences in an experimental rat breast cancer model...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263979/stress-induced-nqo1-controls-stability-of-c-ebp%C3%AE-against-20s-proteasomal-degradation-to-regulate-p63-expression-with-implications-in-protection-against-chemical-induced-skin-cancer
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254546/relb-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-apoptosis-in-association-with-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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Matthew Iu, Michela Zago, Angela Rico de Souza, Manuella Bouttier, Swati Pareek, John H White, Qutayba Hamid, David H Eidelman, Carolyn J Baglole
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic and prevalent respiratory disease caused primarily by long term inhalation of cigarette smoke. A major hallmark of COPD is elevated apoptosis of structural lung cells including fibroblasts. The NF-κB member RelB may suppress apoptosis in response to cigarette smoke, but its role in lung cell survival is not known. RelB may act as a pro-survival factor by controlling the expression of superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2). SOD2 is also regulated by the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that suppresses cigarette smoke-induced apoptosis...
February 27, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253885/the-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-nrf2-activator-dh404-protects-against-diabetes-induced-endothelial-dysfunction
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Arpeeta Sharma, Luddwi Rizky, Nada Stefanovic, Mitchel Tate, Rebecca H Ritchie, Keith W Ward, Judy B de Haan
BACKGROUND: Vascular dysfunction is a pivotal event in the development of diabetes-associated vascular disease. Increased inflammation and oxidative stress are major contributors to vascular dysfunction. Nrf2, a master regulator of several anti-oxidant genes and a suppressor of inflammatory NF-κB, has potential as a target to combat oxidative stress and inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a novel Nrf2 activator, the bardoxolone methyl derivative dh404, on endothelial function in vitro and in vivo...
March 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253373/de-novo-sequencing-and-comparative-analysis-of-testicular-transcriptome-from-different-reproductive-phases-in-freshwater-spotted-snakehead-channa-punctatus
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Alivia Roy, Reetuparna Basak, Umesh Rai
The spotted snakehead Channa punctatus is a seasonally breeding teleost widely distributed in the Indian subcontinent and economically important due to high nutritional value. The declining population of C. punctatus prompted us to focus on genetic regulation of its reproduction. The present study carried out de novo testicular transcriptome sequencing during the four reproductive phases and correlated differential expression of transcripts with various testicular events in C. punctatus. The Illumina paired-end sequencing of testicular transcriptome from resting, preparatory, spawning and postspawning phases generated 41...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250190/activation-of-nrf2-antioxidant-signaling-by-1-25-dihydroxycholecalciferol-prevents-leptin-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-human-endothelial-cells
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Thaisa M Teixeira, Danielly C da Costa, Angela C Resende, Christophe O Soulage, Flavia F Bezerra, Julio B Daleprane
Background: Obesity is associated with hyperleptinemia and endothelial dysfunction. Hyperleptinemia has been reported to induce both oxidative stress and inflammation by increasing reactive oxygen species production.Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [1,25(OH)2D3] against leptin-induced oxidative stress and inflammation in human endothelial cells.Methods: Small interfering RNA (siRNA) were used to knock down the expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249220/chloroquine-attenuates-paraquat-induced-lung-injury-in-mice-by-altering-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-fibrosis
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Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Hongyu Zhao, Lichun Zhang, Tiegang Li, Min Zhao
Paraquat is one of the most extensively used herbicides and has high toxicity for humans and animals. However, there is no effective treatment for paraquat poisoning. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of chloroquine on paraquat-induced lung injury in mice. Mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of paraquat and a daily intraperitoneal injection of the indicated dosages of chloroquine or dexamethasone. The histological changes, inflammation and oxidative stress in the lungs were examined at day 3, and the degree of pulmonary fibrosis was examined at day 28...
February 25, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246026/the-novel-nrf2-inducer-tfm-735-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-mice
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Chika Higashi, Atsuko Kawaji, Naoto Tsuda, Makiko Hayashi, Ryota Saito, Yoko Yagishita, Takafumi Suzuki, Akira Uruno, Masaki Nakamura, Kazunari Nakao, Shoji Furusako, Masayuki Yamamoto
The transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key regulator of cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stress. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, is characterized by progressive demyelination and neurodegeneration induced by inflammation and oxidative stress. The induction of Nrf2 signaling has been shown to inhibit disease development and progression in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of MS in mice. In the present study, we performed a high-throughput screening assay using a chimeric construct of the N-terminal portion of Nrf2 fused to LacZ...
February 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243358/hydrogen-rich-water-ameliorates-total-body-irradiation-induced-hematopoietic-stem-cell-injury-by-reducing-hydroxyl-radical
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Junling Zhang, Xiaolei Xue, Xiaodan Han, Yuan Li, Lu Lu, Deguan Li, Saijun Fan
We examined whether consumption of hydrogen-rich water (HW) could ameliorate hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) injury in mice with total body irradiation (TBI). The results indicated that HW alleviated TBI-induced HSC injury with respect to cell number alteration and to the self-renewal and differentiation of HSCs. HW specifically decreased hydroxyl radical ((∙)OH) levels in the c-kit(+) cells of 4 Gy irradiated mice. Proliferative bone marrow cells (BMCs) increased and apoptotic c-kit(+) cells decreased in irradiated mice uptaken with HW...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237856/wogonin-a-plant-derived-small-molecule-exerts-potent-anti-inflammatory-and-chondroprotective-effects-through-the-activation-of-ros-erk-nrf2-signaling-pathways-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#17
Nazir M Khan, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Y Ansari, Pratap Devarapalli, Sara Haynie, Tariq M Haqqi
Osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage, is the most common form of human arthritis. Here, we evaluated the potential chondroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of Wogonin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, in IL-1β-stimulated human OA chondrocytes and cartilage explants. Wogonin completely suppressed the expression and production of inflammatory mediators including IL-6, COX-2, PGE2, iNOS and NO in IL-1β-stimulated OA chondrocytes. Further, Wogonin exhibits potent chondroprotective potential by switching the signaling axis of matrix degradation from catabolic towards anabolic ends and inhibited the expression, production and activities of matrix degrading proteases including MMP-13, MMP-3, MMP-9, and ADAMTS-4 in OA chondrocytes, and blocked the release of s-GAG and COL2A1 in IL-1β-stimulated OA cartilage explants...
February 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236663/catalytic-competence-structure-and-stability-of-the-cancer-associated-r139w-variant-of-the-human-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-nqo1
#18
Wolf-Dieter Lienhart, Emilia Strandback, Venugopal Gudipati, Karin Koch, Alexandra Binter, Michael K Uhl, David M Rantasa, Benjamin Bourgeois, Tobias Madl, Klaus Zangger, Karl Gruber, Peter Macheroux
The human NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1; EC 1.6.99.2) is an essential enzyme in the antioxidant defence system. Furthermore, NQO1 protects tumour suppressors like p53, p33(ING)(1b) and p73 from proteasomal degradation. The activity of NQO1 is also exploited in chemotherapy for the activation of quinone-based treatments. Various single nucleotide polymorphisms are known, such as NQO1*2 and NQO1*3 yielding protein variants of NQO1 with single amino acid replacements, i.e. P187S and R139W, respectively...
February 25, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230744/s-allylmercaptocysteine%C3%A2-attenuates%C3%A2-cisplatin-induced%C3%A2-nephrotoxicity%C3%A2-through%C3%A2-suppression%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-apoptosis-%C3%A2-oxidative%C3%A2-stress-%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-inflammation
#19
Xiaosong Zhu, Xiaoyan Jiang, Ang Li, Zhongxi Zhao, Siying Li
Cisplatin is a potent chemotherapeutic agent, but its clinical usage is limited by nephrotoxicity. S-allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC), one of the water-soluble organosulfur garlic derivatives, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and plays an important role in protecting cells from apoptosis. This study aims to examine the protective effects of SAMC on cisplatin nephrotoxicity and to explore the mechanism of its renoprotection. Rats were treated with cisplatin with or without pre-treatment with SAMC...
February 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229933/nuclear-lamins-and-progerin-are-dispensable-for-antioxidant-nrf2-response-to-arsenic-and-cadmium
#20
Kazunori Hashimoto, Rima Majumdar, Yoshiaki Tsuji
Lamins are important constituents of the nuclear inner membrane and provide a platform for transcription factors and chromatin. Progerin, a C-terminal truncated lamin A mutant, causes premature aging termed Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS). Oxidative stress appears to be involved in the pathogenesis of HGPS, although the mechanistic role of progerin remains elusive. Here we examined whether nuclear lamins are important for a cellular antioxidant mechanism, and whether progerin compromises it. We investigated the activation of nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) which regulates various antioxidant genes including heme oxygenase-1 (HMOX1), following exposure to sodium arsenite or cadmium chloride in lamin knockdown human cell lines and primary HGPS human fibroblasts...
May 2017: Cellular Signalling
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