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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803836/methionine-sulfoxide-reductase-a-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-septic-shock-via-negative-regulation-of-the-proinflammatory-responses
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Mahendra Pratap Singh, Ki Young Kim, Geun-Hee Kwak, Suk-Hwan Baek, Hwa-Young Kim
Methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA) is a major antioxidant enzyme that specifically catalyzes the reduction of methionine S-sulfoxide. In this study, we used MsrA gene-knockout (MsrA(-/-)) mice and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) to investigate the role of MsrA in the regulation of inflammatory responses induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). MsrA(-/-) mice were more susceptible to LPS-induced lethal shock than wild-type (MsrA(+/+)) mice. Serum levels of the proinflammatory cytokines IL-6 and TNF-α induced by LPS were higher in MsrA(-/-) than in MsrA(+/+) mice...
August 10, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793292/huangqi-decoction-ameliorates-streptozotocin-induced-rat-diabetic-nephropathy-through-antioxidant-and-regulation-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-mapk-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling
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Haiyan Han, Aili Cao, Li Wang, Hengjiang Guo, Yingjun Zang, Zezheng Li, Xuemei Zhang, Wen Peng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Huangqi Decoction (HQD) has been traditionally used to treat diabetes mellitus in China. The present study was carried out to assess the protective effect of HQD on diabetic nephropathy (DN) using the streptozotocin-induced (STZ) diabetic rats. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (60 mg/kg) in male Wistar rats. 40 diabetic rats were divided into 5 groups: vehicle-treated (DN group), 0.45, 0.15, 0.05 g/kg HQD-treated diabetic group (HQD group) and 1 mg/kg rosiglitazone-treated diabetic group (RGZ group)...
August 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782507/mapk-jnk1-activation-protects-cells-against-cadmium-induced-autophagic-cell-death-via-differential-regulation-of-catalase-and-heme-oxygenase-1-in-oral-cancer-cells
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Keum-Young So, Sang-Hun Kim, Ki-Tae Jung, Hyun-Young Lee, Seon-Hee Oh
Antioxidant enzymes are related to oral diseases. We investigated the roles of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and catalase in cadmium (Cd)-induced oxidative stress and the underlying molecular mechanism in oral cancer cells. Exposing YD8 cells to Cd reduced the expression levels of catalase and superoxide dismutase 1/2 and induced the expression of HO-1 as well as autophagy and apoptosis, which were reversed by N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC). Cd-exposed YD10B cells exhibited milder effects than YD8 cells, indicating that Cd sensitivity is associated with antioxidant enzymes and autophagy...
August 4, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776259/increased-egfr-expression-induced-by-a-novel-oncogene-cug2-confers-resistance-to-doxorubicin-through-stat1-hdac4-signaling
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Sirichat Kaowinn, Seung Won Jun, Chang Seok Kim, Dong-Myeong Shin, Yoon-Hwae Hwang, Kyujung Kim, Bosung Shin, Chutima Kaewpiboon, Hyeon Hee Jeong, Sang Seok Koh, Oliver H Krämer, Randal N Johnston, Young-Hwa Chung
BACKGROUND: Previously, it has been found that the cancer upregulated gene 2 (CUG2) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) both contribute to drug resistance of cancer cells. Here, we explored whether CUG2 may exert its anticancer drug resistance by increasing the expression of EGFR. METHODS: EGFR expression was assessed using Western blotting, immunofluorescence and capacitance assays in A549 lung cancer and immortalized bronchial BEAS-2B cells, respectively, stably transfected with a CUG2 expression vector (A549-CUG2; BEAS-CUG2) or an empty control vector (A549-Vec; BEAS-Vec)...
August 3, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769771/upregulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-primary-cultured-rat-astrocytes-induced-by-2-chloroethanol-via-mapk-signal-pathways
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Tong Wang, Yingjun Liao, Qi Sun, Hongge Tang, Gaoyang Wang, Fenghong Zhao, Yaping Jin
2-Chloroethanol (2-CE) is one of the reactive metabolites of 1,2-DCE in vivo, which might contribute to brain edema formation induced by 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCE) poisoning. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathways in upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in 2-CE exposed rat astrocytes. Expression of p38 MAPK (p38), extracellular signal regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and MMP-9 at both protein and gene levels in rat astrocytes were determined using western blot and real-time RT-PCR methods...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757373/anti-inflammatory-mechanism-of-galangin-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-microglia-critical-role-of-ppar-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Min-Ji Choi, Eun-Jung Lee, Jin-Sun Park, Su-Nam Kim, Eun-Mi Park, Hee-Sun Kim
Since microglia-associated neuroinflammation plays a pivotal role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, controlling microglial activation has been suggested as a potential therapeutic strategy. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of galangin (3,5,7-trihydroxyflavone) in microglia and analyzed the underlying molecular mechanisms. Galangin inhibited the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and pro-inflammatory cytokines and enhanced the expression of anti-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-10 in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BV2 microglia...
July 28, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738518/teucrium-polium-extract-reverses-symptoms-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-via-rebalancing-the-pdx1-and-foxo1-expressions
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Parvaneh Sadat Tabatabaie, Razieh Yazdanparast
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Teucrium polium Lamiaceae. an antidiabetic traditional medicine was observed to stimulate insulin secretion and β-cell mass restoration in pancreatic of diabetic rats. Bioactive compounds in T. polium such as terpenoids and flavonoids have a wide range of antioxidant properties. Given this background, our research was aimed at probing the effective molecular mechanism of T. polium which in turn protects the pancreatic β-cells of diabetic rats through attenuation of streptozotocin-induced oxidative stress...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737666/the-role-of-aopp-in-age-related-bone-loss-and-the-potential-benefits-of-berry-anthocyanins
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REVIEW
Melissa M Melough, Xin Sun, Ock K Chun
Age-related bone loss is a major factor in osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures among the elderly. Because bone homeostasis involves a balance between bone formation and resorption, multiple mechanisms may induce age-dependent changes in bone. Oxidative stress is one such factor that contributes to the pathology of aging-associated osteoporosis (AAO). Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) are a biomarker of oxidant-mediated protein damage, and can also act to increase the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), thereby perpetuating oxidative damage...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736247/interleukin-1%C3%AE-affects-the-phospholipid-biosynthesis-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-from-human-osteoarthritic-knee-joints
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K D Sluzalska, G Liebisch, G Lochnit, B Ishaque, H Hackstein, G Schmitz, M Rickert, J Steinmeyer
OBJECTIVE: Phospholipids (PLs), together with hyaluronan and lubricin, are involved in boundary lubrication within human articular joints. Levels of lubricants in synovial fluid (SF) have been found to be associated with the health status of the joint. However, the biosynthesis and release of PLs within human joints remains poorly understood. This study contributes to our understanding of the effects of cytokines on the biosynthesis of PLs using cultured fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) from human osteoarthritic knee joints...
July 20, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734787/selenium-deficiency-induced-thioredoxin-suppression-and-thioredoxin-knock-down-disbalanced-insulin-responsiveness-in-chicken-cardiomyocytes-through-pi3k-akt-pathway-inhibition
#10
Jie Yang, Sattar Hamid, Jingzeng Cai, Qi Liu, Shiwen Xu, Ziwei Zhang
Thioredoxin (Txn) system is the most crucial antioxidant defense mechanism in cell consisting of Txn, thioredoxin reductase (TR) and Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADPH). Perturbations in Txn system may compromise cell survival through oxidative stress induction. Metabolic activity of insulin plays important roles in fulfilling the stable and persistent demands of heart through glucose metabolism. However, the roles of Txn and Txn system in insulin modulated cardiac energy metabolism have been less reported...
July 19, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734225/adverse-effects-of-methylmercury-mehg-on-life-parameters-antioxidant-systems-and-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-the-rotifer-brachionus-koreanus-and-the-copepod-paracyclopina-nana
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Young Hwan Lee, Duck-Hyun Kim, Hye-Min Kang, Minghua Wang, Chang-Bum Jeong, Jae-Seong Lee
To evaluate the adverse effects of MeHg on the rotifer Brachionus koreanus and the copepod Paracyclopina nana, we assessed the effects of MeHg toxicity on life parameters (e.g. growth retardation and fecundity), antioxidant systems, and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways at various concentrations (1ng/L, 10ng/L, 100ng/L, 500ng/L, and 1000ng/L). MeHg exposure resulted in the growth retardation with the increased ROS levels but decreased glutathione (GSH) levels in a dose-dependent manner in both B...
September 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732805/capillarisin-attenuates-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-through-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Minjee Kim, Jaemoo Chun, Hyun Ah Jung, Jae Sue Choi, Yeong Shik Kim
BACKGROUND: Intense exercise has the potential to increase oxidative stress and cause muscle damage. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) are two major regulators of gene transcription in response to oxidative stress in the skeletal muscle. Pure capillarisin (CAP) isolated from Artemisia capillaris Thunberg is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: We hypothesized CAP to exert antioxidant activity against exercise-induced oxidative stress and suppress acute inflammatory response...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731097/dba-induced-caspase-3-dependent-apoptosis-occurs-through-mitochondrial-translocation-of-cyt-c-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#13
Wenbo Jiang, Yingying Chen, Bai Li, Shuying Gao
Dibromoacetic acid (DBA), a by-product of disinfection, develops in drinking water during chlorination or ozonation processes. Water intake is the main source of DBA exposure in humans, which is potentially neurotoxic. The present study investigated the neurotoxic effects of DBA by assessing the behavioral and biochemical characteristics of Sprague Dawley rats intragastrically treated with DBA at concentrations of 20, 50 and 125 mg kg(-1) body weight for 28 consecutive days. The results indicated that animal weight gain and food consumption were not significantly affected by DBA...
July 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724214/potential-protective-effects-of-alpha-pinene-against-cytotoxicity-caused-by-aspirin-in-the-iec-6-cells
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Hafsia Bouzenna, Najla Hfaiedh, Marie-Agnès Giroux-Metges, Abdelfattah Elfeki, Hélène Talarmin
Alpha-pinene is a key compound of the essential oils extracted from many species of coniferous trees. It is known for its biological activities. The aim of the present study was to determine the preventive effect of alpha-pinene on aspirin-induced toxicity in vitro, using IEC-6 cells, and to investigate its antioxidant activities. The antioxidant activities were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP). The cytotoxicity and oxidative stress were detected by cell viability, antioxidant enzyme activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) and GSH production, and the activation of MAPK pathways...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721018/salidroside-pretreatment-attenuates-apoptosis-and-autophagy-during-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-in-mice
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Jiao Feng, Qinghui Zhang, Wenhui Mo, Liwei Wu, Sainan Li, Jingjing Li, Tong Liu, Shizan Xu, Xiaoming Fan, Chuanyong Guo
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) contributes to liver damage in many clinical situations, such as liver resection and liver transplantation. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer agent salidroside (Sal) on hepatic IRI in mice. The mice were randomly divided into six groups: normal control, Sham, Sal (20 mg/kg), IRI, IRI + Sal (10 mg/kg), and IRI + Sal (20 mg/kg). We measured liver enzymes, proinflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and interleukin-6, and apoptosis- and autophagy-related marker proteins at 2, 8, and 24 hours after reperfusion...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711624/curcumin-attenuates-oxidative-stress-induced-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-dependent-apoptosis-of-splenocytes-in-diabetes
#16
Kahkashan Rashid, Sayantani Chowdhury, Sumit Ghosh, Parames C Sil
The present study was aimed to determine the curative role of curcumin against diabetes induced oxidative stress and its associated splenic complications. Diabetes was induced in the experimental rats via the intraperitoneal administration of a single dose of STZ (65 mg kg(-1) body weight). Increased blood glucose and intracellular ROS levels along with decreased body weight, the activity of cellular antioxidant enzymes and GSH/GSSG ratio were observed in the diabetic animals. Histological assessment showed white pulp depletion and damaged spleen anatomy in these animals...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709620/synthesis-and-anti-diabetic-activity-of-new-n-n-dimethylphenylenediamine-derivatized-nitrilotriacetic-acid-vanadyl-complexes
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Xia Niu, Jichun Yang, Xiaoda Yang
Vanadium compounds are promising anti-diabetic agents. However, reducing the metal toxicity while keeping/improving the hypoglycemic effect is still a big challenge towards the success of anti-diabetic vanadium drugs. To improve the therapeutic potency using the anti-oxidative strategy, we synthesized new N,N-dimethylphenylenediamine (DMPD)-derivatized nitrilotriacetic acid vanadyl complexes ([VO(dmada)]). The in vitro biological evaluations revealed that the DMPD-derivatized complexes showed improved antioxidant capacity and lowered cytotoxicity on HK-2 cells than bis(maltolato)oxidovanadium (IV) (BMOV)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708100/airborne-pm2-5-induced-hepatic-insulin-resistance-by-nrf2-jnk-mediated-signaling-pathway
#18
Jinxia Xu, Wei Zhang, Zhongbing Lu, Fang Zhang, Wenjun Ding
Animal and epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to airborne particulate matter (PM) with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) is associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the mechanism underlying this risk is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the effects of PM2.5 exposure on glucose homeostasis and related signaling pathways in mice. Wild-type and nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) knockout (Nrf2(-)(/)(-)) C57BL/6 male mice were exposed to either ambient concentrated PM2...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706418/naringenin-prevents-experimental-liver-fibrosis-by-blocking-tgf%C3%AE-smad3-and-jnk-smad3-pathways
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Erika Hernández-Aquino, Natanael Zarco, Sael Casas-Grajales, Erika Ramos-Tovar, Rosa E Flores-Beltrán, Jonathan Arauz, Mineko Shibayama, Liliana Favari, Víctor Tsutsumi, José Segovia, Pablo Muriel
AIM: To study the molecular mechanisms involved in the hepatoprotective effects of naringenin (NAR) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. METHODS: Thirty-two male Wistar rats (120-150 g) were randomly divided into four groups: (1) a control group (n = 8) that received 0.7% carboxy methyl-cellulose (NAR vehicle) 1 mL/daily p.o.; (2) a CCl4 group (n = 8) that received 400 mg of CCl4/kg body weight i.p. 3 times a week for 8 wk; (3) a CCl4 + NAR (n = 8) group that received 400 mg of CCl4/kg body weight i...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703940/ebselen-impairs-cellular-oxidative-state-and-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-activation-of-crucial-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-in-pancreatic-tumour-ar42j-cells
#20
Patricia Santofimia-Castaño, Alicia Izquierdo-Alvarez, María Plaza-Davila, Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Miguel Fernandez-Bermejo, Jose M Mateos-Rodriguez, Gines M Salido, Antonio Gonzalez
Ebselen (2-phenyl-1,2-benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-one) is an organoselenium radical scavenger compound, which has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. However, evidence suggests that this compound could exert deleterious actions on cell physiology. In this study we have analyzed the effect of ebselen on rat pancreatic AR42J cells. Cytosolic free-Ca2(+) concentration ([Ca(2+) ]c ), cellular oxidative status, setting of endoplasmic reticulum stress and phosphorylation of major mitogen-activated protein kinases were analyzed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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