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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156292/dietary-luteolin-protects-against-hgcl2-induced-renal-injury-via-activation-of-nrf2-mediated-signaling-in-rat
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Xiao Tan, Biying Liu, Jingjing Lu, Siyu Li, Ruiqi Baiyun, Yueying Lv, Qian Lu, Zhigang Zhang
Luteolin (Lut) belongs to the flavonoid family with various beneficial bioactivities. Here, we investigated whether Lut attenuate mercuric chloride (HgCl2)-induced renal injury in rat. We found that oral gavage administration of Lut (80mg/kg) alleviated anemia and renal histology upon HgCl2 treatment (80mg/L). Lut also significantly reduced HgCl2-induced oxidative stress and inflammatory, presenting as the reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) formation, increased glutathione (GSH) level, and inhibited activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155359/4-methylthio-3-butenyl-isothiocyanate-mediates-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-activation-by-regulating-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-human-esophageal-epithelial-cells
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Tadashi Hirata, Young-Man Cho, Isamu Suzuki, Takeshi Toyoda, Jun-Ichi Akagi, Yasushi Nakamura, Satoshi Numazawa, Kumiko Ogawa
4-Methylthio-3-butenyl isothiocyanate (MTBITC) extracted from daikon (Raphanus sativus), which shows antimutagenicity, may have applications as an effective chemopreventive agent in several cancers; however, few reports have described the associated mechanisms. We investigated whether MTBITC induced cytoprotective genes, including phase II enzymes, in Het-1A human esophageal epithelial cells. HMOX1, NQO1, and GCLC mRNA levels and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) protein levels were increased in Het-1A cells exposed to 10 μM MTBITC...
November 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153953/inhibition-of-curcumin-on-influenza-a-virus-infection-and-influenzal-pneumonia-via-oxidative-stress-tlr2-4-p38-jnk-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Jianping Dai, Liming Gu, Yun Su, Qianwen Wang, Ying Zhao, Xiaoxua Chen, Huixiong Deng, Weizhong Li, Gefei Wang, Kangsheng Li
Oxidative stress, Nrf2-HO-1 and TLR-MAPK/NF-κB signaling pathways have been proved to be involved in influenza A virus (IAV) replication and influenzal pneumonia. In the previous studies, we have performed several high-throughput drug screenings based on the TLR pathways. In the present study, through plaque inhibition test, luciferase reporter assay, TCID50, qRT-PCR, western blotting, ELISA and siRNA assays, we investigated the effect and mechanism of action of curcumin against IAV infection in vitro and in vivo...
November 15, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153688/genetic-association-of-the-nqo1-rs1800566-609c-t-variant-with-risk-of-preeclampsia-in-the-chinese-han-population
#4
Liping Zhao, Jingjing Liu, Ping Tan, Wenke Zhang, Qun Gao, Xueying Li, Yan Lin, Qian Dong, Haiyan Wang, Shiguo Liu
AIMS: The NQO1 gene, located on chromosome 16q22, encodes NAD(P)H dehydrogenase 1, an enzyme that can reduce the production of reactive oxygen species and thereby protect cells from oxidative damage. A functional variant of NQO1, rs1800566 (c.C609T/p.Pro187Ser), has significantly less enzymatic activity. Oxidative imbalance plays an important role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE). The purpose of our study is to investigate whether the NQO1 variant is associated with susceptibility to PE in Chinese women...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149616/protective-effects-of-proanthocyanidins-against-cadmium-induced-testicular-injury-through-the-modification-of-nrf2-keap1-signal-path-in-rats
#5
Liu He, Peng Li, Li-Hui Yu, Lin Li, Yi Zhang, Yang Guo, Miao Long, Jian-Bin He, Shu-Hua Yang
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential chemoprotective effects of proanthocyanidins (PAs) against cadmium (Cd)-induced oxidative damage of testes via Nrf2-Keap1 signal pathway in rats. Briefly, by using biochemical histological analysis, as well as the real time PCR and western blot approach, oxidative damage in rat testicular tissue was observed after exposure to Cd. In addition, significant down-regulations of mRNA and protein levels of nuclear erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), γ-glutamyl cysteine synthetase (γ-GCS), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1), as well as a significant up-regulation of Kelch sample related protein-1 (Keap1) levels in testicular tissue were observed after Cd exposure...
November 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145658/characterization-of-detergent-insoluble-proteome-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Jonathan D Cherry, Ahmad Zeineddin, Eric B Dammer, James A Webster, Duc Duong, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey, Victor E Alvarez, Bertrand R Huber, Thor D Stein, Patrick T Kiernan, Ann C McKee, James J Lah, Chadwick M Hales
Quantitative proteomics of postmortem human brain can identify dysfunctional proteins that contribute to neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia. Similar studies in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are limited, therefore we hypothesized that proteomic sequencing of CTE frontal cortex brain homogenates from varying CTE pathologic stages may provide important new insights into this disorder. Quantitative proteomics of control, CTE and AD brains was performed to characterize differentially expressed proteins, and we identified over 4000 proteins in CTE brains, including significant enrichment of the microtubule associated protein tau...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144506/soluble-p-selectin-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-through-activation-of-nrf2-signaling-after-ischemia-injury
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Kishan Kapupara, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai, Shun-Ping Huang
Retinal ischemic injuries play an important role in the pathogenesis of several eye disorders. Inflammation and oxidative stress are key players in ischemic injuries. Following retinal ischemia, vascular endothelial cells and leukocytes express several inflammatory adhesion receptors, such as selectins and cell adhesion molecules. P-selectin stimulates leukocyte recruitment to platelet aggregates and has an important role in vascular homeostasis and inflammatory leukocyte extravasation. Soluble P-selectin can be neuroprotective through competitive binding to the receptors of endogenous P-selectin molecules...
November 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144408/antioxidant-effect-of-barley-sprout-extract-via-enhancement-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-activity-and-glutathione-synthesis
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Yun-Hee Lee, Sou Hyun Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Kyung-Mi Kim, Jae-Chul Jung, Tae Gen Son, Sung Hwan Ki, Woo-Duck Seo, Jae-Hwan Kwak, Jin Tae Hong, Young-Suk Jung
We previously showed that barley sprout extract (BSE) prevents chronic alcohol intake-induced liver injury in mice. BSE notably inhibited glutathione (GSH) depletion and increased inflammatory responses, revealing its mechanism of preventing alcohol-induced liver injury. In the present study we investigated whether the antioxidant effect of BSE involves enhancing nuclear factor-erythroid 2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) activity and GSH synthesis to inhibit alcohol-induced oxidative liver injury. Mice fed alcohol for four weeks exhibited significantly increased oxidative stress, evidenced by increased malondialdehyde (MDA) level and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) immunostaining in the liver, whereas treatment with BSE (100 mg/kg) prevented these effects...
November 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143802/the-inhibitory-effects-of-cobalt-protoporphyrin-ix-and-cannabinoid-2-receptor-agonists-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
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Christina McDonnell, Sergi Leánez, Olga Pol
The activation of the transcription factor Nrf2 inhibits neuropathy and modulates the activity of delta-opioid receptors (DOR) in type 2 diabetic mice but the impact of Nrf2/HO-1 pathway on the antinociceptive actions of cannabinoid 2 receptors (CB2R) has not been assessed. Using male mice BKS.Cg-m+/+Leprdb/J (db/db) we investigated if treatment with cobalt protoporphyrin IX (CoPP), an HO-1 inductor, inhibited mechanical allodynia, hyperglycemia and obesity associated to type 2 diabetes. The antinociceptive effects of JWH-015 and JWH-133 (CB2R agonists) administered with and without CoPP or sulforaphane (SFN), a Nrf2 transcription factor activator, have been also evaluated...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136249/natural-polyphenol-chlorogenic-acid-protects-against-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-activating-erk-nrf2-antioxidative-pathway
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Mengjuan Wei, Zhiyong Zheng, Liang Shi, Yao Jin, Lili Ji
Hepatotoxicity due to acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is a leading cause of drug-induced acute liver failure in clinic. Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a dietary polyphenol, was reported to prevent APAP-induced liver injury in our previous studies. This study aims to investigate the protection provided by CGA against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity via focusing on nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK)1/2. CGA prevented APAP-induced oxidative liver injury and enhanced Nrf2 activation in mice and in hepatocytes in vitro...
November 10, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135935/tucum-do-cerrado-bactris-setosa-mart-may-promote-anti-aging-effect-by-upregulating-sirt1-nrf2-pathway-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Marcela de Sá Barreto da Cunha, Sandra Fernandes Arruda
Aging may be related to oxidative damage accumulation and a low-grade inflammation, both responses are modulated by iron and phytochemicals. This study investigated the effect of tucum-do-cerrado (Bactris setosa Mart.) consumption on the expression of sirtuins (SIRT 1 and 3) and senescence marker protein-30 (SMP30), and on the redox and inflammatory responses, in adult rats supplemented or not with dietary iron. Male Wistar rats were treated for 12 weeks with: control diet (CT); iron enriched-diet (+Fe); control diet + 15% tucum-do-cerrado (Tuc); or iron enriched-diet + 15% tucum-do-cerrado (Tuc + Fe)...
November 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128856/activation-of-nrf2-pathway-and-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-contribute-to-the-protective-effect-of-chlorogenic-acid-on-acute-liver-injury
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Ameng Shi, Haitao Shi, Yan Wang, Xin Liu, Yan Cheng, Hong Li, Hongli Zhao, Shuangni Wang, Lei Dong
Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a kind of polyphenol found in coffee, fruits and vegetables, has potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Our previous studies showed CGA could efficiently alleviate liver fibrosis in rats. However, whether CGA regulates nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) anti-oxidant pathway and NLRP3 inflammasome activation and protects against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury are unknown. We found that CGA could increase Nrf2 activation and expression of Nrf2-related anti-oxidant genes, including HO-1, NQO1 and GCLC...
November 9, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116991/association-between-polymorphisms-of-metabolic-enzyme-genes-and-chromosomal-damage-in-benzene-exposed-workers-in-china
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Yan Fang, Han-Tian Wu, Yun-Jie Ye, Li-Fang Zhou, Wei Hu, Guang-Hui Zhang, Pin Sun, William Au, Zhao-Lin Xia
OBJECTIVE: To provide better understanding of genetic susceptibility for health risk among current benzene-exposed workers. METHODS: Four hundred sixty one benzene-exposed workers and 88 matched controls were recruited, and their benzene exposure doses were monitored. Associations between genetic susceptibility for polymorphisms of metabolic enzymes CYP2E1 and NQO1, and expression of cytokinesis-block micronucleus (MN) were investigated. RESULTS: Mean MN frequency in the exposed workers was significantly higher than that in the control group (P < 0...
November 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110315/nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-silencing-aggravates-hormone-induced-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-mice
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H-T Kim, Y-J Kim, S-R Park, S-Y Ryu, J-Y Jung
NAD(P)H-quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) is a highly inducible flavoprotein known to involve in various cellular defence mechanisms. In this study, we explored whether NQO1 deletion affects hormone-induced prostatic hyperplasia. Testosterone propionate (3 mg/kg, IP) was injected into wild-type (WT) and NOQ1 knockout C57BL/6 mice (NQO1(-/-) ) for 14 consecutive days, and the samples were collected for biological and histochemical studies. The testosterone-treated NQO1(-/-) showed about 140% higher prostate weight than the testosterone-treated WT, with enhanced connective tissue and hyperplastic glands formations...
November 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108775/facilitation-of-9-10-phenanthrenequinone-elicited-neuroblastoma-cell-apoptosis-by-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1
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Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Kyoko Kamase, Hiroaki Takasawa, Yukiko Yamaji, Satoshi Endo, Ossama El-Kabbani, Akira Ikari
9,10-Phenanthrenequinone (PQ), a major quinone component in diesel exhaust particles, is considered to provoke damage of respiratory and vascular cells through highly producing reactive oxygen species (ROS), but little is known about its pathophysiological role in neuronal cell damage. In this study, we found that incubation with 1,2-naphthoquinone, 1,4-naphthoquinone and PQ, major quinone components in diesel exhausts, provokes apoptosis of human neuroblastoma cell lines. SK-N-SH cell treatment with a lethal concentration of PQ facilitated ROS production within 6 h...
November 10, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105806/the-orally-active-pterocarpanquinone-lqb-118-exhibits-cytotoxicity-in-prostate-cancer-cell-and-tumor-models-through-cellular-redox-stress
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Thiago Martino, Tarana A Kudrolli, Binod Kumar, Isis Salviano, André Mencalha, Marsen Garcia P Coelho, Graça Justo, Paulo R Ribeiro Costa, Kátia C Carvalho Sabino, Shawn E Lupold
BACKGROUND: The targeted induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a developing mechanism for cancer therapy. LQB-118 is a pterocarpanquinone and ROS-inducing agent with proven antineoplastic activity. Here, LQB-118 efficacy and mechanism of activity, were examined in Prostate Cancer (PCa) cell and tumor models. METHODS: PC3, LNCaP, and LAPC4 PCa cells were applied. Dicoumarol treatment was used to inhibit quinone reductase activity. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was applied as a ROS scavenger...
November 6, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101037/hyperoxia-mediated-transcriptional-activation-of-cytochrome-p4501a1-cyp1a1-and-decreased-susceptibility-to-oxygen-mediated-lung-injury-in-newborn-mice
#17
Weiwu Jiang, Paramahamsa Maturu, Yanhong Wei Liang, Lihua Wang, Krithika Lingappan, Xanthi Couroucli
Hyperoxia contributes to the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in premature infants. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that newborn transgenic mice carrying the human CYP1A1-Luc promoter will display transcriptional activation of the human CYP1A1 promoter in vivo upon exposure to hyperoxia, and that these mice will be less susceptible to hyperoxic lung injury and alveolar simplification than similarly exposed wild type (WT) mice. Newborn WT (CD-1) or transgenic mice carrying a 13.2 kb human CYP1A1 promoter and the luciferase (Luc) reporter gene (CYP1A1-luc) were maintained in room air or exposed to hyperoxia (85% O2) for 7-14 days...
October 31, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100982/thermodynamics-of-cooperative-binding-of-fad-to-human-nqo1-implications-to-understanding-cofactor-dependent-function-and-stability-of-the-flavoproteome
#18
Rafael Clavería-Gimeno, Adrian Velazquez-Campoy, Angel Luis Pey
The stability of human flavoproteins strongly depends on flavin levels, although the structural and energetic basis of this relationship is poorly understood. Here, we report an in-depth analysis on the thermodynamics of FAD binding to one of the most representative examples of such relationship, NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1). NQO1 is a dimeric enzyme that tightly binds FAD, which triggers large structural changes upon binding. A common cancer-associated polymorphism (P187S) severely compromises FAD binding...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100208/differential-exposure-and-acute-health-impacts-of-inhaled-solid-fuel-emissions-from-rudimentary-and-advanced-cookstoves-in-female-cd-1-mice
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Eugene A Gibbs-Flournoy, M Ian Gilmour, Mark Higuchi, James Jetter, Ingrid George, Lisa Copeland, Randy Harrison, Virginia C Moser, Janice A Dye
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need to provide access to cleaner end user energy technologies for the nearly 40% of the world's population who currently depend on rudimentary cooking and heating systems. Advanced cookstoves (CS) are designed to cut emissions and solid-fuel consumption, thus reducing adverse human health and environmental impacts. STUDY PREMISE: We hypothesized that, compared to a traditional (Tier 0) three-stone (3-S) fire, acute inhalation of solid-fuel emissions from advanced natural-draft (ND; Tier 2) or forced-draft (FD; Tier 3) stoves would reduce exposure biomarkers and lessen pulmonary and innate immune system health effects in exposed mice...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096944/an-in-vitro-inflammation-model-to-study-the-nrf2-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-crosstalk-in-presence-of-ferulic-acid-as-modulator
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Nadia Lampiasi, Giovanna Montana
The aim of this study was to evaluate the crosstalk between Nrf2 and NF-κB signaling pathways and to explore the modulating activity actuated by ferulic acid. In the inflammation process, a key player is the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) transcription factor pathway. On the contrary, the activation of Nrf2 inhibits inflammation and impairs degenerative disease providing an interface between redox and anti-inflammatory responses. Recent studies have demonstrated that protein phosphorylation of IKK complex is a potential mechanism for the activation of both Nrf2 and NF-κB pathways...
October 27, 2017: Immunobiology
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