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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931128/antioxidant-activities-of-ginsenoside-rg1-against-cisplatin-induced-hepatic-injury-through-nrf2-signaling-pathway-in-mice
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Yan Gao, Shifeng Chu, Qianhang Shao, Meijin Zhang, Congyuan Xia, Yingying Wang, Yueting Li, Yuxia Lou, Huiyong Huang, Naihong Chen
Oxidative stress is mainly caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The damage causes a net stress on normal organs, leading to a gradual loss of vital physiological function. ROS, such as free radicals, represent a class of molecules which are derived from the metabolism of oxygen and exist inherently. However, excessive produced ROS can damage all aerobic organisms. Ginseng is one of the most commonly used alternative herbal medicines, also as a traditional Chinese medicine. The aim of this study is to investigate the antioxidant potential function of ginsenoside Rg1 against cisplatin-caused hepatic damage...
December 8, 2016: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923689/eupafolin-nanoparticle-improves-acute-renal-injury-induced-by-lps-through-inhibiting-ros-and-inflammation
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Hao Zhang, Ming-Kun Chen, Ke Li, Cheng Hu, Min-Hua Lu, Jie Situ
Acute renal injury is a common severe clinical syndrome, occurring in many clinical situations. It is necessary to explore effective drugs to treat it. Eupafolin is a flavonoid compound, derived from Phyla nodiflora, which has been previously reported to possess a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. However, it is known little about how it works in acute renal injury. Also, eupafolin is characterized by skin penetration and poor water solubility, limiting its clinical applications...
December 3, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916558/role-of-carvacrol-in-cardioprotection-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-through-activation-of-mapk-erk-and-akt-enos-signaling-pathways
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Yunping Chen, Lina Ba, Wei Huang, Yan Liu, Hao Pan, E Mingyao, Pilong Shi, Ye Wang, Shuzhi Li, Hanping Qi, Hongli Sun, Yonggang Cao
Carvacrol (CAR) is a compound isolated from some essential oils, many studies have demonstrated its therapeutic potential on different diseases. This study aims to evaluate the protective effect of CAR against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. Male adult rats underwent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) in I/R models. Rats were treated with CAR after LAD. The levels of I/R- induced infarct size, cardiomyocyte apoptosis and cardiac functional impairment were examined...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914828/oleuropein-protects-l-02-cells-against-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-by-increasing-sod1-gpx1-and-cat-expression
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Ce Shi, Xiangrong Chen, Zuojia Liu, Rizeng Meng, Xingchen Zhao, Zonghui Liu, Na Guo
Oleuropein (OL), a natural phenolic compound, comprises the major constituent of Olea europea leaves and unprocessed olives, and OL is considered to be the principal components that confer the characteristic taste and stability of olive oil. Oxidative damage induced by H2O2 treatment can irreversibly damage the L-02 cells, resulting in cell death and apoptosis. Whether the effects of oxidative stress could be attenuated in cultured human L-02 cells by incubation with OL is still unknown. In this research, the function of OL in protecting human L-02 cells against H2O2 induced cell death and cell apoptosis was investigated, and the mechanism by which OL underlies the effect was also examed...
November 30, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912883/miltirone-protects-human-ea-hy926-endothelial-cells-from-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-derived-oxidative-stress-via-a-heme-oxygenase-1-and-mapk-nrf2-dependent-pathway
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Liu Zhang, Hui Zhang, Xueyan Li, Bingjie Jia, Yuyu Yang, Ping Zhou, Ping Li, Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is an underlying cause of endothelial dysfunction, which is an early event in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In our previous study, we established an ARE-driven luciferase reporter system and screened out several potential Nrf2 activators from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. PURPOSE: Since miltirone showed the most potent ARE-driven luciferase activity, the aim of this study was to test the protective role of miltirone against oxidative stress in endothelial cell and to investigate the underlying mechanistic signaling pathways...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907022/nicotine-induces-podocyte-apoptosis-through-increasing-oxidative-stress
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Xiqian Lan, Rivka Lederman, Judith M Eng, Seyedeh Shadafarin Marashi Shoshtari, Moin A Saleem, Ashwani Malhotra, Pravin C Singhal
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking plays an important role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Nicotine, one of the major components of cigarette smoking, has been demonstrated to increase proliferation of renal mesangial cells. In this study, we examined the effect of nicotine on podocyte injury. METHODS: To determine the expression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR subunits) in podocytes, cDNAs and cell lysate of cultured human podocytes were used for the expression of nAChR mRNAs and proteins, respectively; and mouse renal cortical sections were subjected to immunofluorescant staining...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903425/activation-of-akt-and-jnk-nrf2-nqo1-pathway-contributes-to-the-protective-effect-of-coptisine-against-aaph-induced-oxidative-stress
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Yin-Ran Hu, Hang Ma, Zong-Yao Zou, Kai He, Yu-Bo Xiao, Yue Wang, Min Feng, Xiao-Li Ye, Xue-Gang Li
Coptisine (COP) is one of the main active constituents of Coptidis Rhizoma. Previous studies have clarified that COP possesses antioxidant activity, but its defensive effects against pathological characteristics accompanied by oxidative damage in animal models and antioxidant mechanism are still unclear. Therefore, our purpose was to confirm the antioxidant activity of COP and explore its mechanism of action. We first detected the effects of COP on intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), heart beating rate, lipid peroxidation and cell death in zebrafish model with AAPH-induced oxidative stress...
November 27, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896567/foxo1-and-lxr%C3%AE-downregulate-the-apolipoprotein-a-i-gene-expression-during-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells
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Vladimir S Shavva, Alexandra M Bogomolova, Artemy A Nikitin, Ella B Dizhe, Galina N Oleinikova, Ivan A Lapikov, Dmitry A Tanyanskiy, Andrej P Perevozchikov, Sergey V Orlov
Reactive oxygen species damage various cell components including DNA, proteins, and lipids, and these impairments could be a reason for severe human diseases including atherosclerosis. Forkhead box O1 (FOXO1), an important metabolic transcription factor, upregulates antioxidant and proapoptotic genes during oxidative stress. Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) forms high density lipoprotein (HDL) particles that are responsible for cholesterol transfer from peripheral tissues to liver for removal in bile in vertebrates...
November 28, 2016: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896021/lithocholic-acid-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-autophagy-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Ahmed A Gafar, Hossam M Draz, Alexander A Goldberg, Mohamed A Bashandy, Sayed Bakry, Mahmoud A Khalifa, Walid AbuShair, Vladimir I Titorenko, J Thomas Sanderson
Lithocholic acid (LCA) is a secondary bile acid that is selectively toxic to human neuroblastoma, breast and prostate cancer cells, whilst sparing normal cells. We previously reported that LCA inhibited cell viability and proliferation and induced apoptosis and necrosis of androgen-dependent LNCaP and androgen-independent PC-3 human prostate cancer cells. In the present study, we investigated the roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, autophagy and mitochondrial dysfunction in the toxicity of LCA in PC-3 and autophagy deficient, androgen-independent DU-145 cells...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891510/tropisetron-protects-against-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-via-suppressing-hepatic-oxidative-stress-and-modulating-the-activation-of-jnk-erk-mapk-pathways
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Fu-Chao Liu, Hung-Chen Lee, Chia-Chih Liao, Allen H Li, Huang-Ping Yu
Objectives. To investigate the protective effects of tropisetron on acetaminophen- (APAP-) induced liver injury in a mice model. Methods. C57BL/6 male mice were given tropisetron (0.3 to 10 mg/kg) 30 minutes before a hepatotoxic dose of acetaminophen (300 mg/kg) intraperitoneally. Twenty hours after APAP intoxication, sera alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels, hepatic myeloperoxidase (MPO), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities, and liver histopathological changes were examined...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884591/toll-like-receptor-ligands-induce-cytokine-and-chemokine-production-in-human-inner-ear-endolymphatic-sac-fibroblasts
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Takechiyo Yamada, Kazuhiro Ogi, Masafumi Sakashita, Masafumi Kanno, Seita Kubo, Yumi Ito, Yoshimasa Imoto, Takahiro Tokunaga, Masayuki Okamoto, Norihiko Narita, Shigeharu Fujieda
OBJECTIVE: Against recent reports concerning cytokine or chemokine in mouse or rat inner ear cells, it is almost unknown whether human inner ear cells would produce cytokine or chemokine. We have for the first time established the human inner-ear-derived fibroblasts from endolymphatic sac. METHODS: The expression levels of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in human endolymphatic sac fibroblasts, and the effect on cytokine or chemokine production of the TLR ligands have been examined...
November 21, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867272/oryza-sativa-rice-hull-extract-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-in-raw264-7-macrophages-by-suppressing-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Sang Keun Ha, Jeehye Sung, Inwook Choi, Yoonsook Kim
BACKGROUND: Rice (Oryza sativa) is a major cereal crop in many Asian countries and an important staple food source. Rice hulls have been reported to possess antioxidant activities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the antiinflammatory effects of rice hull extract and associated signal transduction mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. RESULTS: We found that rice hull extract inhibited nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 by suppressing the expression of inducible NO synthase and cyclooxygenase-2, respectively...
October 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864692/transglutaminase-2-is-involved-in-amyloid-beta1-42-induced-pro-inflammatory-activation-via-ap1-jnk-signalling-pathways-in-thp-1-monocytes
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Monica Currò, Chiara Gangemi, Maria Laura Giunta, Nadia Ferlazzo, Michele Navarra, Riccardo Ientile, Daniela Caccamo
Deposition of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides has been shown to induce the release of inflammatory factors by activated microglia and brain infiltrating monocytes/macrophages. Interestingly, the enzyme transglutaminase 2 (TG2) has been shown to play a key role in neuroinflammation and regulation of transcription factors involved in immunomodulation. In this study, we aimed to better elucidate the mechanisms underlying TG2 involvement in the pro-inflammatory signaling pathway activated by fibrillar Aβ1-42 in THP-1 monocytes...
November 18, 2016: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859591/nrf2-activation-as-a-protective-feedback-to-limit-cell-death-in-high-glucose-exposed-cardiomyocytes
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Cheng-Yen Tsai, Su-Ying Wen, Shi-Yann Cheng, Chung-Hsing Wang, Yao-Chih Yang, Chih-Yang Huang, Wei-Wen Kuo
Hyperglycemia leads to excess reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, which causes many diabetic complications, such as cardiomyopathy. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a redox-sensing transcription factor, can up-regulate its downstream antioxidant gene expressions in response to oxidative stress. However, the regulatory signal pathway in which high glucose (HG) induces Nrf2 activation is still unclear. Our results demonstrated that HG (33mM) can indeed stimulate Nrf2 protein expression and translocation into the nucleus in cardiomyocytes, enhancing the downstream antioxidant protein levels...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846303/auranofin-inhibits-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cell-survival-through-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Xiaodong Chen, Radouil Tzekov, Mingyang Su, Haiyan Hong, Wang Min, Aidong Han, Wensheng Li
Abnormal survival of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a sight-threatening disease. In this study, we explored the effect of the anti-rheumatic agent auranofin (AF) on RPE cell survival and studied the underlying signaling mechanisms in vitro. Our results showed that AF inhibited ARPE-19 cell survival in a dose and time-dependent manner. Application of AF induced several effects: a significant decrease in total epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and an increase in phosphorylated EGFR and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), including extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P38MAPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), c-Jun, mitogen activated protein kinase activated protein kinase 2(MAPKAPK2), and heat shock protein 27 (HSP27)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833552/hydrogen-h2-inhibits-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-via-antioxidative-pathways
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Yaxing Zhang, Jingting Xu, Zhiyuan Long, Chen Wang, Ling Wang, Peng Sun, Ping Li, Tinghuai Wang
Background and Purpose: Hydrogen (H2) has been shown to have a strong antioxidant effect on preventing oxidative stress-related diseases. The goal of the present study is to determine the pharmacodynamics of H2 in a model of isoproterenol (ISO)-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Methods: Mice (C57BL/6J; 8-10 weeks of age) were randomly assigned to four groups: Control group (n = 10), ISO group (n = 12), ISO plus H2 group (n = 12), and H2 group (n = 12). Mice received H2 (1 ml/100g/day, intraperitoneal injection) for 7 days before ISO (0...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785931/role-of-glutathione-s-transferases-in-neurological-problems
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Anil Kumar, Dinesh K Dhull, Varun Gupta, Priyanka Channana, Arti Singh, Manveen Bhardwaj, Poonam Ruhal, Ruchika Mittal
Role of Glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs) has been well explored in the cellular detoxification process, regulation of redox homeostasis and S-glutothionylation of target proteins like JNK, ASK1 etc. However, altered levels or functions of this enzyme or their subtypes have emerged in the development of several pathologies diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, cancer and related conditions. Oxidative stress is one of the possible pathological events that contributes significantly to activation of degenerating cascades inside neuronal cells...
October 27, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785026/amorphous-silica-nanoparticles-trigger-vascular-endothelial-cell-injury-through-apoptosis-and-autophagy-via-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-mapk-bcl-2-and-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling
#18
Caixia Guo, Man Yang, Li Jing, Ji Wang, Yang Yu, Yang Li, Junchao Duan, Xianqing Zhou, Yanbo Li, Zhiwei Sun
Environmental exposure to silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) is inevitable due to their widespread application in industrial, commercial, and biomedical fields. In recent years, most investigators focus on the evaluation of cardiovascular effects of SiNPs in vivo and in vitro. Endothelial injury and dysfunction is now hypothesized to be a dominant mechanism in the development of cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to explore interaction of SiNPs with endothelial cells, and extensively investigate the exact effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the signaling molecules and cytotoxicity involved in SiNPs-induced endothelial injury...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779694/fentanyl-induces-autophagy-via-activation-of-the-ros-mapk-pathway-and-reduces-the-sensitivity-of-cisplatin-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Jiaqi Yao, Chi Ma, Wei Gao, Jinxiao Liang, Chang Liu, Hongfang Yang, Qiu Yan, Qingping Wen
Cancer pain is the most common complication of lung carcinoma. Opioid agonist fentanyl is widely used for relieving pain in cancer patients, and cisplatin (DDP)‑based chemotherapy is commonly used for the treatment of advanced lung cancer; these two drugs are always used together in lung carcinoma patients. However, the mechanisms and related biological pathways by which fentanyl influences cisplatin sensitivity are relatively poorly reported. Here, we found that fentanyl reduces the sensitivity of cisplatin in human lung cancer cells and induces autophagy...
October 19, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765361/aralia-elata-var-mandshurica-rupr-maxim-j-wen-an-overview-of-pharmacological-studies
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Alexander N Shikov, Olga N Pozharitskaya, Valery G Makarov
PURPOSE: Aralia elata var. mandshurica (Rupr. & Maxim.) J.Wen syn. A. mandshurica Rupr. & Maxim is evaluated for its medicinal application. The aim of this study is to analyze pharmacological studies on A. elata var. mandshurica published until December 2015. METHODS: The information regarding the chemistry, safety, effectiveness, and pharmacological and clinical effects of A. elata was systematically collected from the scientific literature through library catalogs; online services such as E-library...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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