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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542559/fluvastatin-inhibits-age-induced-cell-proliferation-and-migration-via-an-erk5-dependent-nrf2-pathway-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Ae-Rang Hwang, Jung-Hwa Han, Jae Hyang Lim, Young Jin Kang, Chang-Hoon Woo
Advanced glycation endproduct (AGE)-induced vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production are emerging as important mechanisms of diabetic vasculopathy, but little is known about the molecular mechanism responsible for the antioxidative effects of statins on AGEs. It has been reported that statins exert pleiotropic effects on the cardiovascular system due to decreases in AGE-induced cell proliferation, migration, and vascular inflammation. Thus, in the present study, the authors investigated the molecular mechanism by which statins decrease AGE-induced cell proliferation and VSMC migration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539530/active-form-of-vitamin-d-ameliorates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-alleviating-oxidative-stress-in-a-high-fat-diet-rat-model
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Chong-Gui Zhu, Ya-Xin Liu, Hao Wang, Bao-Ping Wang, Hui-Qi Qu, Bao-Li Wang, Mei Zhu
The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment using the active form of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3) could protect against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats and ameliorate oxidative stress. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups and treated with standard chow, HFD, or HFD plus intraperitoneal injection of 1,25(OH)2D3 (5 μg/kg body weight, twice per week), respectively, for 16 weeks. Serum lipid profiles, hepatic function, intrahepatic lipid, and calcium levels were determined...
May 23, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529598/biological-interaction-of-cigarette-smoking-on-the-association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-involved-in-inflammation-and-the-risk-of-lung-cancer-a-case-control-study-in-japan
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Yuzo Yamamoto, Chikako Kiyohara, Saiko Suetsugu-Ogata, Naoki Hamada, Yoichi Nakanishi
Chronic inflammation serves an important role in lung carcinogenesis, thus genetic polymorphisms involved in this pathway may affect the risk of lung cancer. The present case-control study focused on the association between lung cancer risk and genetic polymorphisms involved in inflammatory pathways. The study comprised 462 lung cancer cases and 379 controls from Japan. The roles of interleukin 8 (IL8) rs4073, nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB) rs28362491, cytochrome b-245, alpha polypeptide (CYBA) rs4673, NAD(P) H dehydrogenase, quinone 1 (NQO1) rs1800566, nitric oxide synthase 2 and inducible (NOS2) rs2297518 polymorphisms in lung carcinogenesis were investigated...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523535/self-protection-against-triptolide-induced-toxicity-in-human-hepatic-cells-via-nrf2-are-nqo1-pathway
#4
Ling-Ling Zhou, Cong Zhou, Xiao-Wen Liang, Zhe Feng, Zhang-Pu Liu, Hao-Lu Wang, Xue-Ping Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To find the signaling pathway of triptolide (TP)-induced liver injury and to reveal whether NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays an important role in cellular self-protection. METHODS: The L-02 and HepG2 cells were cultured and treated with various concentrations of TP. The cell viability was observed, and the cell medium was collected for detecting the aspartate aminotransferase (ALT), alanine aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and L-glutathione production (GSH) levels...
May 18, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522909/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antioxidative-and-hepatoprotective-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-cortex-dictamni
#5
Lin Li, Yun-Feng Zhou, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Li Wang, Hiderori Arai, Yang Xu
AIM: To investigate the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of Cortex Dictamni aqueous extract (CDAE) in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage in rats. METHODS: The in vitro antioxidant effect of CDAE was investigated using α,α-diphenyl-β-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2'-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), β-carotene bleaching, reducing power, and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance assays. A linoleic acid system, including ferric thiocyanate (FTC) and thiobarbituric acid (TBA) assays, was used to evaluate the inhibition of lipid peroxidation...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521407/clinicopathological-implications-of-nqo1-overexpression-in-the-prognosis-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#6
Meiying Ji, Aihua Jin, Jie Sun, Xuelian Cui, Yang Yang, Liyan Chen, Zhenhua Lin
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) protects cells from oxidative damage. NQO1 has been reported to be upregulated in numerous solid tumors, suggesting a role in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The present study attempted to investigate the clinical prognostic significance of NQO1 overexpression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). A total of 181 tissue specimens were studied, including 126 PDAC and 55 normal pancreas specimens, which were selected for immunohistochemical staining of NQO1 protein...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518138/betulin-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-lps-stimulated-macrophages-and-endotoxin-shocked-mice-through-an-ampk-akt-nrf2-dependent-mechanism
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Xinxin Ci, Junfeng Zhou, Hongming Lv, Qinlei Yu, Liping Peng, Shucheng Hua
Continued oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn could mediate most chronic diseases including cancer. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2), a critical transcriptional activator for antioxidative responses, has envolved to be an attractive drug target for the treatment or prevention of human diseases. In the present study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of betulin on Nrf2 activation and its involvement in the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-triggered inflammatory system...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515695/chronic-endurance-exercise-impairs-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-middle-aged-mice-with-impaired-nrf2-signaling
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Gobinath Shanmugam, Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Robbie L Conley, Thiagarajan Sairam, Ashutosh Kumar, Ronald P Mason, Ramalingam Sankaran, John R Hoidal, Namakkal S Rajasekaran
Nuclear factor erythroid 2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling maintains the redox homeostasis and its activation is shown to suppress cardiac maladaptation. Earlier we reported that acute endurance exercise (2 days) evoked antioxidant cytoprotection in young WT animals but not in aged WT animals. However, the effect of repeated endurance exercise during biologic aging (WT) characterized by an inherent deterioration in Nrf2 signaling and pathological aging (pronounced oxidative susceptibility-Nrf2 absence) in the myocardium remains elusive...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513573/nrf2-inhibits-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-apoptosis-under-excessive-oxidative-stress
#9
Yanli Liu, Hongxu Yang, Yi Wen, Bingyi Li, Yinhua Zhao, Jing Xing, Min Zhang, Yongjin Chen
The present study aimed to analyze novel mechanisms underlying Nrf2-mediated anti-apoptosis in periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) in the periodontitis oxidative microenvironment. We created an oxidative stress model with H₂O₂-treated PDLSCs. We used real-time PCR, Western blotting, TUNEL staining, fluorogenic assay and transfer genetics to confirm the degree of oxidative stress and apoptosis as well as the function of nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). We demonstrated that with upregulated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA), the effect of oxidative stress was obvious under H₂O₂ treatment...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512249/p62-sqstm1-cooperates-with-hyperactive-mtorc1-to-regulate-glutathione-production-maintain-mitochondrial-integrity-and-promote-tumorigenesis
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Hilaire C Lam, Christian V Baglini, Alicia Llorente Lope, Andrey Parkhitko, Heng-Jia Liu, Nicola Alesi, Izabela A Malinowska, Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Afshin Saffari, Jane J Yu, Ana Pereira, Damir Khabibullin, Barbara Ogorek, Julie S Nijmeh, Taylor Kavanagh, Adam Handen, Stephen Y Chan, John M Asara, William M Oldham, Maria Diaz-Meco, Jorge Moscat, Mustafa Sahin, Carmen Priolo, Elizabeth P Henske
p62/sequestosome-1 (SQSTM1) is a multifunctional adaptor protein and autophagic substrate which accumulates in cells with hyperactive mTORC1, such as kidney cells with mutations in the tumor suppressor genes TSC1 or TSC2. Here we report that p62 is a critical mediator of TSC2-driven tumorigenesis, as Tsc2+/- and Tsc2f/f Ksp-CreERT2+ mice crossed to p62-/- mice were protected from renal tumor development. Metabolic profiling revealed that depletion of p62 in Tsc2-null cells decreased intracellular glutamine, glutamate, and glutathione (GSH)...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510254/effects-of-mutant-tdp-43-on-the-nrf2-are-pathway-and-protein-expression-of-mafk-and-jdp2-in-nsc-34-cells
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Y P Tian, F Y Che, Q P Su, Y C Lu, C P You, L M Huang, S G Wang, L Wang, J X Yu
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons and lacks an effective treatment. The disease pathogenesis has not been clarified at present. Pathological transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ALS. Nuclear translocation of nuclear factor erythroid 2 (NF-E2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is found in a mutant TDP-43 transgenic cell model, but its downstream antioxidant enzyme expression is decreased. To elucidate the specific mechanism of Nrf2/ARE (antioxidant responsive element) signaling dysfunction, we constructed an ALS cell model with human mutant TDP-43 using the NSC-34 cell line to evaluate the impact of the TDP-43 mutation on the Nrf2/ARE pathway...
May 10, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506752/thio-functionalized-carbohydrate-thiosemicarbazones-and-evaluation-of-their-anticancer-activity
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Anna Czubatka-Bieńkowska, Joanna Sarnik, Anna Macieja, Grzegorz Galita, Zbigniew J Witczak, Tomasz Poplawski
Thiosemicarbazides and their analogs have shown potential medical applications as antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer drugs. We designed, synthesized and evaluated in vitro anticancer activity against ovarian (A2780), cervix (HeLa), colon (LoVo), breast (MCF-7) and brain (MO59J) human cancer cell lines of seven novel compounds -S-glycosylated thiosemicarbazones. We assessed the cyto- and genotoxic properties of all novel compounds using a variety of methods including comet assay, XTT assay, various fluorescent assays and toxicology PathwayFinder expression array...
April 21, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503686/mesoporous-nanocarriers-with-a-stimulus-responsive-cyclodextrin-gatekeeper-for-targeting-tumor-hypoxia
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Jeonghun Lee, Eun-Taex Oh, Haerry Yoon, Chan Woo Kim, Yeji Han, Jaehun Song, Hyunil Jang, Heon Joo Park, Chulhee Kim
Tissue hypoxia developed in most malignant tumors makes a significant difference to normal tissues in the reduction potential and the activity of various bioreductive enzymes. Given the superior enzymatic activity of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1, a cytosolic reductase up-regulated in many human cancers) in hypoxia relative to that in normoxia, NQO1 has great potential for targeting hypoxic tumor cells. In the present report, the core concept of hypoxic NQO1-responsive mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) is based on the reasoning that the superior enzymatic activity of NQO1 within hypoxic cancer cells can be utilized as a key stimulus for the selective cleavage of an azobenzene stalk triggering the on-off gatekeeping for controlled release of guest drugs...
May 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501854/dual-negative-expression-of-nrf2-and-nqo1-predicts-superior-outcomes-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ying-Hui Tong, Bo Zhang, You-You Yan, Yun Fan, Jia-Wen Yu, Si-Si Kong, Dan Zhang, Luo Fang, Dan Su, Neng-Ming Lin
Functional studies in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients revealed that hyperactivation of the NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway facilitates tumor growth. We examined the usefulness of Nrf2 and NQO1 as indicators of prognosis in NSCLC. Tumor and adjacent non-tumor tissue samples were collected from 215 NSCLC patients who had tumor resections between 2006 and 2011. Immunohistochemistry was performed to detect Nrf2 or NQO1 expression. The correlation between Nrf2 or NQO1 expression and survival outcomes was evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards regression model...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500309/resveratrol-inhibits-release-of-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-sflt-1-and-soluble-endoglin-and-improves-vascular-dysfunction-implications-as-a-preeclampsia-treatment
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Natalie J Hannan, Fiona C Brownfoot, Ping Cannon, Minh Deo, Sally Beard, Tuong V Nguyen, Kirsten R Palmer, Stephen Tong, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino
Preeclampsia is a disease of pregnancy associated with placental oxidative stress, inflammation and elevated release of anti-angiogenic factors sFlt-1 and soluble endoglin. These placental factors cause generalized maternal endothelial dysfunction. There are no treatments to halt disease progression; delivery is the only cure. Resveratrol modulates pathways involved in inflammation and oxidative stress and may offer a potential therapeutic for preeclampsia. Resveratrol reduced sFlt-1, sFlt-1 e15a and soluble endoglin secretion from primary trophoblasts and HUVECs and reduced mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory molecules NFκB, IL-6 and IL-1β in trophoblasts...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498397/dihydroartemisinin-inhibits-the-viability-of-cervical-cancer-cells-by-upregulating-caveolin%C3%A2-1-and-mitochondrial-carrier-homolog%C3%A2-2-involvement-of-p53-activation-and-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase%C3%A2-1-downregulation
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Ting Zhang, Yuan Hu, Ting Wang, Peiling Cai
Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) has been shown to inhibit the viability of various cancer cells. Previous studies have revealed that the mechanisms involved in the inhibitory effects of DHA are based on theactivation of p53 and the mitochondrial-related cell death pathway. However, the exact association between upstream signaling and the activation of cell death pathway remains unclear. In this study, we found that DHA treatment induced the upregulation of caveolin 1 (Cav1) and mitochondrial carrier homolog 2 (MTCH2) in HeLa cells, and this was associated with the DHA-induced inhibition of cell viability and DHA-induced apoptosis...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489907/anti-oxidative-effects-of-4-hydroxybenzyl-alcohol-in-astrocytes-confer-protective-effects-in-autocrine-and-paracrine-manners
#17
Lidan Luo, Seung-Woo Kim, Hye-Kyung Lee, Il-Doo Kim, Hahnbie Lee, Ja-Kyeong Lee
4-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol (4-HBA) is an important phenolic constituent of Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB), a traditional herbal medicine used in East Asia. Many activities have been reported to underlie the beneficial effects of 4-HBA in the brain, and in particular, its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-zinc-toxic effects have been implicated in the postischemic brain. Here, the authors investigated the anti-oxidative effect of 4-HBA on astrocytes and sought to identify the underlying molecular mechanisms involved...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487966/oligomeric-proanthocyanidins-protects-a549-cells-against-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-via-the-nrf2-are-pathway
#18
Chao Sun, Weiguo Jin, Hongcan Shi
Oxidative signaling and oxidative stress contribute to aging, cancer and diseases resulting from lung fibrosis. In this study, we explored the anti-oxidative potential of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), natural flavonoid compounds. We examined the protective effects of OPCs against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress in non-small cell lung cancer cells (A549). We demonstrated that OPC markedly attenuated H2O2-induced A549 cell viability, as shown by by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)]-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479510/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-properties-of-carexanes-in-ags-cells-transfected-with-the-helicobacter-pylori-s-protein-hspb
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Elisabetta Buommino, Brigida D'Abrosca, Giovanna Donnarumma, Annamaria Parisi, Monica Scognamiglio, Antonio Fiorentino, Antonio De Luca
Naturally derived compounds represent a potential source of pharmacologically active drugs able to contrast different diseases, including gastric cancer, a multifactorial disease, in which the important role played by H. pylori infection has been demonstrated. Carexanes, stilbene derivatives, isolated from plants of the Carex distachya Desf., are unusual secondary metabolites with a tetracyclic skeleton arising from a cyclization of prenylstilbenoid precursors. In this study we firstly showed the ability of three purified carexanes CxB, CxG, and CxI to enhance the antioxidant response of AGS cells and to contrast the effect of the H...
May 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472605/total-flavonoid-extract-from-abelmoschus-manihot-l-medic-flowers-attenuates-d-galactose-induced-oxidative-stress-in-mouse-liver-through-the-nrf2-pathway
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Yan Qiu, Peng-Fei Ai, Jian-Jun Song, Chang Liu, Zhi-Wei Li
Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medic is an edible hibiscus that is rich in flavonoids, and its use as Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of diseases and health maintenance dates back to ancient times. The chemical compositions of total flavonoid of A. manihot (L.) Medic flower extract (TFAE) were identified and determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The effects of TFAE on antioxidative activities in a d-galactose (d-gal)-induced mouse model and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant responses were evaluated...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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