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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778464/peroxiredoxin-2-deficiency-accelerates-age-related-ovarian-failure-through-the-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-jnk-pathway-in-mice
#1
Sun-Ji Park, Jung-Hak Kim, Dong Gil Lee, Jin-Man Kim, Dong-Seok Lee
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in biological reactions have been shown to contribute to ovarian aging. Peroxiredoxin 2 (Prx2) is an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells by scavenging ROS; however, its effect on age-related, oxidative stress-associated ovarian failure has not been reported. Here, we investigated its role in age-related ovarian dysfunction and 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD)-induced premature ovarian failure using Prx2-deficient mice. Compared to those in wildtype (WT) mice, serum levels of anti-Müllerian hormone, 17β-estradiol, and progesterone and numbers of follicles and corpora lutea were significantly lower in 18-month-old Prx2-/- mice...
May 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773191/anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-effects-of-2-2-dipyridyl-diselenide-through-reduction-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-phosphorylation-levels-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
#2
Suzan Gonçalves Rosa, César Augusto Brüning, Ana Paula Pesarico, Ana Cristina Guerra de Souza, Cristina Wayne Nogueira
Appropriate treatment of pain requires analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs generally associated with undesirable side effects and not fully effective in a significant proportion of patients. Organoselenium compounds elicit a plenty of pharmacological effects in different animal models. Among these compounds, the 2,2`-dipyridyl diselenide (DPD) has a potent antioxidant effect and low toxicity. In this way, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible DPD antinociceptive effect and its mechanism of action, as well as the safety of the compound...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772805/ethyl-acetate-fraction-from-persimmon-diospyros-kaki-ameliorates-cerebral-neuronal-loss-and-cognitive-deficit-via-the-jnk-akt-pathway-in-tmt-induced-mice
#3
Jong Min Kim, Seon Kyeong Park, Jin Yong Kang, Su Bin Park, Seul Ki Yoo, Hye Ju Han, Chul-Woo Kim, Uk Lee, Sea-Hyun Kim, Ho Jin Heo
This study was conducted to assess the antioxidant capacity and protective effect of the ethyl acetate fraction from persimmon ( Diospyros kaki ) (EFDK) on H₂O₂-induced hippocampal HT22 cells and trimethyltin chloride (TMT)-induced Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice. EFDK had high antioxidant activities and neuroprotective effects in HT22 cells. EFDK ameliorated behavioral and memory deficits in Y-maze, passive avoidance and Morris water maze tests. Also, EFDK restored the antioxidant system by regulating malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and reduced gluthathione (GSH), and the cholinergic system by controlling the acetylcholine (ACh) level and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and expression...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769649/organoruthenium-ii-complexes-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-and-impedes-the-age-associated-deterioration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-through-jnk-1-daf-16-signalling
#4
G Devagi, A Mohankumar, G Shanmugam, S Nivitha, F Dallemer, P Kalaivani, P Sundararaj, R Prabhakaran
New ruthenium(II) complexes were synthesised and characterized by various spectro analytical techniques. The structure of the complexes 3 and 4 has been confirmed by X-ray crystallography. The complexes were subjected to study their anti-oxidant profile and were exhibited significantly greater in vitro DPPH radical scavenging activity than vitamin C. We found that complexes 1-4 confered tolerance to oxidative stress and extend the mean lifespan of mev-1 mutant worms and wild-type Caenorhabditis elegans. Further, mechanistic study and reporter gene expression analysis revealed that Ru(ƞ6 -p-cymene) complexes maintained the intracellular redox status and offers stress resistance through activating JNK-1/DAF-16 signaling axis and possibly by other antioxidant response pathway...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768726/ribes-nigrum-l-prevents-uvb-mediated-photoaging-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-potential-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
#5
Lu Li, Eunson Hwang, Hien T T Ngo, Seul A Seo, Pei Lin, Wei Gao, Ying Liu, Tae-Hoo Yi
Black currants (Ribes nigrum L, RN) are known as a "super fruit" to possess for their many potential health benefits such as the alleviation of oxidative stress-related disorders. However, little skin photoaging-related research has been done on the use of this agent. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of RN in UVB-irradiated human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs). RN treatment in UVB-irradiated skin models alleviated UVB-mediated photoaging through several mechanisms: Treatment with RN downregulated MAPK-related signaling models, such as those of activation protein 1 (AP-1) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)...
May 16, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767555/protective-effect-of-the-bet-protein-inhibitor-jq1-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
#6
Liping Sun, Jing Liu, Yanggang Yuan, Xinzhou Zhang, Zheng Dong
As a potent chemotherapy drug, cisplatin is also notorious for its side effects including nephrotoxicity in kidneys, presenting a pressing need to identify renoprotective agents. Cisplatin nephrotoxicity involves epigenetic regulations, including changes in histone acetylation. Bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins are "readers" of the epigenetic code of histone acetylation. Here, we investigated the potential renoprotective effects of JQ1, a small molecule inhibitor of BET proteins. We show that JQ1 significantly ameliorated cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice as indicated by the measurements of kidney function, histopathology, and renal tubular apoptosis...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765322/therapeutic-potential-of-ginsenosides-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-diabetes
#7
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Litao Bai, Jialiang Gao, Fan Wei, Jing Zhao, Danwei Wang, Junping Wei
Ginseng, one of the oldest traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, has been used widely in China and Asia for thousands of years. Ginsenosides extracted from ginseng, which is derived from the roots and rhizomes of Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer, have been used in China as an adjuvant in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Owing to the technical complexity of ginsenoside production, the total ginsenosides are generally extracted. Accumulating evidence has shown that ginsenosides exert antidiabetic effects. In vivo and in vitro tests revealed the potential of ginsenoside Rg1, Rg3, Rg5, Rb1, Rb2, Rb3, compound K, Rk1, Re, ginseng total saponins, malonyl ginsenosides, Rd, Rh2, F2, protopanaxadiol (PPD) and protopanaxatriol (PPT)-type saponins to treat diabetes and its complications, including type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic cognitive dysfunction, type 2 diabetes mellitus with fatty liver disease, diabetic cerebral infarction, diabetic cardiomyopathy, and diabetic erectile dysfunction...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761921/trans-cinnamic-aldehyde-inhibit-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-induced-inflammation-thp-1-derived-macrophages-via-autophagy-activation
#8
Jin Chung, Sumi Kim, Hyun Ah Lee, Mi Hee Park, Seyeon Kim, Yu Ri Song, HeeSam Na
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation is an essential response against bacterial infection as a host defense mechanism, which can lead to tissue damage. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) is major pathogen for aggressive periodontitis characterized by rapid destruction of periodontal tissue surrounding teeth. Trans-cinnamic aldehyde is a key bioactive compound of the cinnamon extracts, which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretic, antimicrobial, and anti-cancer properties. The objective of the present study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of trans-cinnamic aldehyde against Aa infection in human THP-1 derived macrophages and on Aa-induced periodontitis in mice...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761825/zinc-mitigates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-by-modulating-oxidative-stress-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-autophagy
#9
Najet Hadj Abdallah, Anna Baulies, Ahlem Bouhlel, Mohamed Bejaoui, Mohamed A Zaouali, Safa Ben Mimouna, Imed Messaoudi, José C Fernandez-Checa, Carmen García Ruiz, Hassen Ben Abdennebi
Oxidative stress is a major factor involved in the pathogenesis of renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Exogenous zinc (Zn) was suggested as a potent antioxidant; however, the mechanism by which it strengthens the organ resistance against the effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is not yet investigated. The present study aims to determine whether acute zinc chloride (ZnCl2 ) administration could attenuate endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, autophagy, and inflammation after renal I/R. Rats were subjected to either sham operation (Sham group, n = 6), or 1 hr of bilateral ischemia followed by 2 hr of reperfusion (I/R groups, n = 6), or they received ZnCl2 orally 24 hr and 30 min before ischemia (ZnCl2 group, n = 6)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758019/ginkgo-biloba-l-extract-reduces-h2o2-induced-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cytotoxicity-by-regulating-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-signaling-pathways-and-oxidative-stress
#10
Ao Wang, Qiwei Yang, Qiuju Li, Xiaonan Wang, Shuhong Hao, Jincheng Wang, Ming Ren
BACKGROUND The oxidative stress environment of pathological tissue has an adverse effect on the survival of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation. Ginkgo biloba L. extract (EGB) has a potent antioxidant effect. In this research, we assessed the protective effects of EGB and EGB-Containing Serum (EGB CS) on BMSCs against injury induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). MATERIAL AND METHODS BMSCs were pretreated with EGB or EGB CS and treated with H2O2. The cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) method was utilized to detect cell viability...
May 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754474/oxymatrine-causes-hepatotoxicity-by-promoting-the-phosphorylation-of-jnk-and-induction-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-by-ros-in-lo2-cells
#11
Li-Li Gu, Zhe-Lun Shen, Yang-Lei Li, Yi-Qi Bao, Hong Lu
Oxymatrine (OMT) often used in treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infection in clinic. However, OMT-induced liver injury has been reported. In this study, we aim to investigate the possible mechanism of OMT-induced hepatotoxicity in human normal liver cells (L02). Exposed cells to OMT, the cell viability were decreased and apoptosis rate increased, the intracellular markers of oxidative stress were changed. Simultaneously, OMT altered apoptotic related proteins levels, including Bcl-2, Bax and pro-caspase-8/-9/-3...
May 10, 2018: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753785/lactoferrin-inhibits-aflatoxin-b1-and-aflatoxin-m1-induced-cytotoxicity-and-dna-damage-in-caco-2-hek-hep-g2-and-sk-n-sh-cells
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Nan Zheng, Huan Zhang, Songli Li, Jiaqi Wang, Jia Liu, Hui Ren, Yanan Gao
Aflatoxins, including aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) and M1 (AFM1 ), are natural potent carcinogens produced by Aspergillus spp. These compounds, which can often be detected in dairy foods, can cause diseases in human beings. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in cytotoxicity, as well as methods for intervention, remain largely unexplored. For example, it is unclear whether lactoferrin (LF), a major antioxidant in milk, can inhibit the cytotoxicity of AFB1 and AFM1 . In this study, we assessed AFB1 - and AFM1 -induced cell toxicity by measuring cell viability, membrane permeability, and genotoxicity, and then investigated the ability of LF to protect cells against AFB1 and AFM1 ...
May 10, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721581/glycyrrhizin-suppresses-rankl-induced-osteoclastogenesis-and-oxidative-stress-through-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-and-activating-ampk-nrf2
#13
Zhikun Li, Chao Chen, Xiaodong Zhu, Yifan Li, Ronghua Yu, Wei Xu
The treatment for osteoporosis involves inhibiting bone resorption and osteoclastogenesis. Glycyrrhizin (GLY) is a triterpenoid saponin glycoside known to be as the most medically efficacious component of the licorice plant. It has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor properties. We investigated the effect of GLY on osteoclastogenesis, bone resorption, and intracellular oxidative stress and its molecular mechanisms. In vitro osteoclastogenesis assays were performed using bone marrow monocytes with and without glycyrrhizin...
May 2, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721509/anthocyanins-function-as-anti-inflammatory-agents-in-a-drosophila-model-for-adipose-tissue-macrophage-infiltration
#14
Alice Valenza, Carola Bonfanti, Maria Enrica Pasini, Paola Bellosta
Epidemiological and preclinical studies have demonstrated that bioactive foods like flavonoids, polyphenolic compounds derived from fruits and vegetables, exert a protective action against obesity, cardiovascular disorders, and Adipocyte Tissue Macrophage infiltration (ATM). All these pathologies are characterized by increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and in proinflammatory cytokines that have been shown to favor the migration of immune cells, particularly of macrophages, in metabolically active organs like the liver and adipose tissue, that in Drosophila are constituted by a unique organ: the fat body...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710667/%C3%AE-caryophyllene-bcp-ameliorates-mpp-induced-cytotoxicity
#15
Guifang Wang, Weibin Ma, Jingwei Du
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases resulting from the continuous death of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra. MPP+ (1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium) has been reported to be a major neurotoxin causing neurotoxic insults on dopaminergic neurons in humans. β-Caryophyllene (BCP), an important cannabinoid derived from the essential oils of different species, has displayed pharmacological properties in different kinds of tissues and cells. However, neuroprotective effects of BCP in PD haven't been reported before...
April 25, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710525/balanites-aegyptiaca-ameliorates-insulin-secretion-and-decreases-pancreatic-apoptosis-in-diabetic-rats-role-of-sapk-jnk-pathway
#16
Kamel M A Hassanin, Mohamed O Mahmoud, Hossam M Hassan, Abdel-Razik H Abdel-Razik, Lourin N Aziz, Mostafa E Rateb
SAPK-JNK pathway performs a significant role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Balanites aegyptiaca (BA) is used as an anti-diabetic agent in folk medicine however its hypoglycemic mechanism is not fully elucidated. The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of crude extract, butanol, and dichloromethane fractions from BA on the stress-activated protein kinase/c-Jun N-terminal kinase (SAPK-JNK) pathway in experimental diabetic rats. Six groups of male Wistar rats were included: normal control, diabetic, diabetic rats treated with crude, butanol or dichloromethane fraction from BA (50 mg/kg BW) and diabetic rats treated with gliclazide as a reference drug for one month...
April 3, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707240/dual-function-of-peroxiredoxin-i-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-osteoblast-apoptosis-via-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-apoptosis-signal-regulating-kinase-1-signaling-pathway
#17
Hao Feng, Ziyu Li, Juan Du, Jing Sun, Wei Feng, Dongfang Li, Shanshan Liu, Wei Wang, Hongrui Liu, Norio Amizuka, Minqi Li
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced osteoblast apoptosis is a prominent factor to the defect in periodontal tissue repair in periodontal disease. LPS challenge contributes to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in periodontitis, and peroxiredoxin 1 (Prx1) is an antioxidant protein that protect cells against oxidative damage from ROS. Without LPS stimulation, apoptotic rates were higher in both Prx1 knockout (Prx1KO ) and Prx1 overexpression (Prx1OE ) cells compared with wild type. After LPS stimulation, intracellular ROS in Prx1KO cells showed the highest level and Prx1OE cells showed the least...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679979/acute-dose-of-melatonin-via-nrf2-dependently-prevents-acute-ethanol-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-rodent-brain
#18
Tahir Ali, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Fawad Ali Shah, Myeong Ok Kim
BACKGROUND: Melatonin is a well-known potent endogenous antioxidant pharmacological agent with significant neuroprotective actions. Here in the current study, we explored the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) gene-dependent antioxidant mechanism underlying the neuroprotective effects of the acute melatonin against acute ethanol-induced elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in the developing rodent brain. METHODS: In vivo rat pups were co-treated with a single dose of acute ethanol (5 g/kg, subcutaneous (S...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677535/betulinic-acid-attenuates-dexamethasone-induced-oxidative-damage-through-the-jnk-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-mice
#19
Lijuan Zhu, Xianglian Yi, Jing Zhao, Zhihang Yuan, Lixin Wen, Blazej Pozniak, Bozena Obminska-Mrukowicz, Yanan Tian, Zhuliang Tan, Jing Wu, Jine Yi
Dexamethasone (Dex), a potent anti-inflammatory/immunosuppressive agent, has been shown to induce oxidative stress. Betulinic acid (BA) is a pentacyclic lupane triterpene with a potent antioxidant activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the ameliorative effect and underlying mechanisms of BA on Dex-induced oxidative damage. Mice were pretreated with BA orally (0, 0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 mg/kg) daily for 14 days, and then a single dose of Dex (25 mg/kg body weight) was administered intraperitoneally 8 h after the last administration of BA to induce oxidative stress...
April 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670896/short-term-treatment-with-esmolol-reverses-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-adult-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA-b-and-nfatc4
#20
Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, David A Goukassian, Sharath P Sasi, Emilio Delgado-Baeza
Our group has previously demonstrated that short-term treatment with esmolol reduces left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). The present study aimed to assess the molecular mechanisms related to this effect. Fourteen-month-old male SHRs were treated intravenously with saline as vehicle (SHR) or esmolol (SHR-E) (300  μ g/kg/min). Age-matched vehicle-treated male Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats served as controls. After 48 hours of treatment, the hearts were harvested and left ventricular tissue was separated and processed for Western blot analysis to determine the levels of Akt, NF- κ B, NFATc4, Creb1, Serca2a, Erk1/2, and Sapk/Jnk...
2018: BioMed Research International
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