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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664131/anti-fibrotic-actions-of-ghrelin-by-inhibition-of-the-nadph-oxidase-ros-signaling-pathway
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Qian Wang, Xin Sui, Rui Chen, Peiyong Ma, Tao Ding, Dianjun Sui, Ping Yang
This study aims to investigate whether the molecular mechanisms by which Ghrelin inhibits cardiac fibrosis are linked to the NADPH oxidase-ROS signaling pathway. Adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: sham, myocardial infarction (MI), MI + Ghrelin (100 μg/kg, twice daily, subcutaneous for 4 weeks beginning 24 h post-MI), or Ghrelin alone. Adult rat cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) were isolated and pretreated with or without Ghrelin for 24 h, followed by stimulation with or without angiotensin II (Ang II) for another 24 h...
April 17, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649568/honokiol-alleviates-the-degeneration-of-intervertebral-disc-via-suppressing-the-activation-of-txnip-nlrp3-inflammasome-signal-pathway
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Pan Tang, Jia-Ming Gu, Zi-Ang Xie, Yu Gu, Zhi-Wei Jie, Kang-Mao Huang, Ji-Ying Wang, Shun-Wu Fan, Xue-Sheng Jiang, Zhi-Jun Hu
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is a multifactorial disease and responsible for many spine related disorders, causes disability in the workforce and heavy social costs all over the world. Honokiol, a low molecular weight natural product, could penetrate into and distribute in IVDs to achieve therapeutic effect in a rat tail model. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to examine the antiinflammatory, antioxidation and chondroprotective effect of honokiol using nucleus pulposus cells and investigate its mechanisms to provide a new basis for future clinical treatment of IVDD...
April 9, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501491/blockage-of-akap12-accelerates-angiotensin-ii-ang-ii-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice-by-regulating-the-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pathway
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Yong Li, Qiu-Hua Yu, Ying Chu, Wei-Min Wu, Jian-Xiang Song, Xiao-Bo Zhu, Qiang Wang
Hypertension is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease that leads to cardiac remodeling. A-kinase anchor protein 12 (AKAP12) is a scaffolding protein that has multiple functions in various biological events, including the regulation of vessel integrity and differentiation of neural barriers in blood. However, the role of AKAP12 in angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac injury remains unclear. In the present study, Ang II infusion reduced AKAP12 expressions in the hearts of wild-type (WT) mice, and AKAP12 knockout (KO) enhanced the infiltration of inflammatory cells...
May 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486589/autophagy-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-redox-imbalance-mediated-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
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Ying Meng, Miao-Xia Pan, Bo-Jun Zheng, Yan Chen, Wei Li, Qian-Jie Yang, Ze-Mao Zheng, Na-Na Sun, Yue Zhang, Xu Li
<b><i>Aims:</i></b> The NLRP3 (NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain containing 3) inflammasome, which is activated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and respressed by autophagy, has been identified as a novel agent of pulmonary fibrosis. Angiotensin II (AngII), the bioactive pro-oxidant in the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), aggravates lung fibrosis. However, the effect of AngII on NLRP3 inflammasome and autophagy in lung fibrosis remains unknown. <i><b>Objective:</b></i> To investigate a potential link between AngII, redox balance, autophagy and the NLRP3 inflammasome, which determines extracellular matrix accumulation in lung fibrosis...
February 27, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472601/reactive-oxygen-species-mediate-the-suppression-of-arterial-smooth-muscle-t-type-ca-2-channels-by-angiotensin-ii
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Ahmed M Hashad, Maria Sancho, Suzanne E Brett, Donald G Welsh
Vascular T-type Ca2+ channels (CaV 3.1 and CaV 3.2) play a key role in arterial tone development. This study investigated whether this conductance is a regulatory target of angiotensin II (Ang II), a vasoactive peptide that circulates and which is locally produced within the arterial wall. Patch clamp electrophysiology performed on rat cerebral arterial smooth muscle cells reveals that Ang II (100 nM) inhibited T-type currents through AT1 receptor activation. Blocking protein kinase C failed to eliminate channel suppression, a finding consistent with unique signaling proteins enabling this response...
February 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366881/metallic-gold-and-bioactive-quinacrine-hybrid-nanoparticles-inhibit-oral-cancer-stem-cell-and-angiogenesis-by-deregulating-inflammatory-cytokines-in-p53-dependent-manner
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Shakti Ranjan Satapathy, Anmada Nayak, Sumit Siddharth, Sarita Das, Deepika Nayak, Chanakya Nath Kundu
Complete eradication of aggressive oral cancer remains a challenge due to the presence of CSCs. They resist to conventional chemotherapeutic agents due to their self-renewal, drug efflux, and efficient DNA repair capacity. Here, we formulated a hybrid-nanoparticle (QAuNP) using quinacrine and gold and characterized; investigated its anti-angiogenic and anti-metastatic effect on OSCC-CSCs. QAuNP significantly inhibited cellular proliferation, caused apoptosis in vitro, disrupted angiogenesis in vivo and tumor regression in xenograft mice model...
January 20, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351466/telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-protects-against-angiotensin-ii-induced-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction
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Karima Ait-Aissa, Andrew O Kadlec, Joseph Hockenberry, David D Gutterman, Andreas M Beyer
A rise in reactive oxygen species (ROS) may contribute to cardiovascular disease by reducing nitric oxide (NO) levels, leading to loss of NO's vasodilator and anti-inflammatory effects. Although primarily studied in the larger conduit arteries, excess ROS release and a corresponding loss of NO also occurs in the smaller resistance arteries of the microcirculation, but underlying mechanisms and therapeutic targets have not been fully characterized. We examined whether either of the two subunits of telomerase, telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) or telomerase RNA component (TERC), affect microvascular ROS production and peak vasodilation at baseline and in response to in vivo administration to angiotensin II (ANG II)...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167164/nrf2-prevents-hypertension-increased-adma-microvascular-oxidative-stress-and-dysfunction-in-mice-with-two-weeks-of-ang-ii-infusion
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Cheng Wang, Zaiming Luo, Gabriella Carter, Anton Wellstein, Pedro A Jose, James Tomlinson, James Leiper, William J Welch, Christopher S Wilcox, Dan Wang
Nuclear factor erythyroid factor 2 (Nrf2) transcribes genes in cultured endothelial cells that reduce reactive oxygen species (ROS) and generate nitric oxide (NO) or metabolize asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), which inhibits NO synthase (NOS). Therefore, we undertook a functional study to test the hypothesis that activation of Nrf2 by tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) preserves microvascular endothelial function during oxidative stress. Wild-type CB57BL/6 (wt), Nrf2 wt (+/+), or knockout (-/-) mice received vehicle (Veh) or tBHQ (0...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155324/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-irbesartan-reduces-stress-induced-intestinal-inflammation-via-at1a-signaling-and-ace2-dependent-mechanism-in-mice
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Maimaiti Yisireyili, Yasuhiro Uchida, Koji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakayama, Xian Wu Cheng, Tadashi Matsushita, Shigeo Nakamura, Toyoaki Murohara, Kyosuke Takeshita
Stress is associated with pathophysiology of both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hypertension. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have anti-inflammatory properties via inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II)/Ang II type I receptor axis (AT1). Inhibition of the classical RAS pathway is also involved in upregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2), which activates the Ang-(1-7)/Mas pathway to counteract inflammatory signaling and acts as a partner of the amino acid transporter, B0 AT-1, to absorb tryptophan for regulation of microbiota-gut-brain axis...
November 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123378/10-h-3-6-diazaphenothiazine-induces-g-2-m-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-and-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-invasion-of-a2780-ovarian-carcinoma-cells-through-the-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-birc6-xiap-complexes
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Jianxin Zhang, Chen Ming, Wenzhi Zhang, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Beata Morak-Młodawska, Krystian Pluta, Małgorzata Jeleń, Abdah Md Akim, Kok-Pian Ang, Kah Kooi Ooi
The asymptomatic properties and high treatment resistance of ovarian cancer result in poor treatment outcomes and high mortality rates. Although the fundamental chemotherapy provides promising anticancer activities, it is associated with severe side effects. The derivative of phenothiazine, namely, 10 H -3,6-diazaphenothiazine (PTZ), was synthesized and reported with ideal anticancer effects in a previous paper. In this study, detailed anticancer properties of PTZ was examined on A2780 ovarian cancer cells by investigating the cytotoxicity profiles, mechanism of apoptosis, and cell invasion...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115506/angiotensin-ii-induces-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein%C3%A2-1-expression-by-increasing-reactive-oxygen-species%C3%A2-mediated-activation-of-the-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-osteoblasts
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Changyao Wang, Cailong Zhang, Feng Zhou, Lei Gao, Yingzhen Wang, Chunsheng Wang, Yongtao Zhang
The present study investigated the effect of angiotensin II (Ang II) on monocyte chemoattractant protein‑1 (MCP‑1) expression and the underlying mechanism in osteoblasts. MCP‑1 expression levels were analyzed by ELISA and reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR). Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R) expression levels was examined by RT‑qPCR, western blotting and immunostaining. In addition, the nuclear factor (NF)‑κB signaling pathway was investigated via western blot analysis...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051011/carbon-monoxide-co-inhibits-hydrogen-peroxide-h-2-o-2-induced-oxidative-stress-and-the-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-lens-epithelial-cells
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Yang Huang, Tianju Ma, Zi Ye, Hang Li, Yang Zhao, Wenqian Chen, Yu Fu, Zheng Ye, Ang Sun, Zhaohui Li
Lens epithelial cells (LECs) play a critical role in the maintenance of clear crystalline lens. Previously, we reported that heme oxygenase-1 can protect LECs from hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-induced apoptosis and oxidative stress; however, to the best of our knowledge, these protection mechanisms have not yet been explained. As carbon monoxide (CO) is an active by-product of heme degradation, we investigated its cytoprotective mechanism in both H2 O2 -treated human LECs (SRA 01/04) and primary rabbit LECs. CO-releasing molecule-3 was used as a CO releasing vehicle...
January 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939023/vascular-protective-effects-of-aqueous-extracts-of-tribulus-terrestris-on-hypertensive-endothelial-injury
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Yue-Hua Jiang, Jin-Hao Guo, Sai Wu, Chuan-Hua Yang
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is involved in endothelium injury during the development of hypertension. Tribulus terrestris (TT) is used to treat hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and post-stroke syndrome in China. The present study aimed to determine the effects of aqueous TT extracts on endothelial injury in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and its protective effects against Ang II-induced injury in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). SHRs were administered intragastrically with TT (17.2 or 8.6 g·kg-1·d-1) for 6 weeks, using valsartan (13...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916337/angiotensin-ii-induces-calcium-mediated-autophagy-in-podocytes-through-enhancing-reactive-oxygen-species-levels
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Na Gao, Hui Wang, Hongqiang Yin, Zhuo Yang
As well known, abnormalities of Angiotensin II (Ang II) is closely related with glomerular damage. This study was to investigate whether Ang II could affect autophagy in podocytes via oxidative stress, and whether autophagy had a positive role in protecting podocytes impaired by Ang II. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay showed that Ang II induced podocyte death. The measurements of malondialdehyde (MDA) and H2O2 levels, and flow cytometry assay revealed that Ang II considerably increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in podocytes...
November 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840773/prorenin-receptor-prr-mediated-nadph-oxidase-nox-signaling-regulates-vegf-synthesis-under-hyperglycemic-condition-in-arpe-19-cells
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Rashidul Haque, P Michael Iuvone, Li He, Elizabeth H Hur, Kimberly Su Chung Choi, Daniel Park, Annie N Farrell, Ashley Ngo, Samantha Gokhale, Madiha Aseem, Bhavna Kumar
The stimulation of angiotensin II (Ang II), the effector peptide of renin-angiotensin system, has been reported to increase the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) through the activation of the Ang II type 1 receptor (AT1R). In this study, we investigated whether hyperglycemia (HG, 33 mM glucose) in ARPE-19 cells could promote the expression of VEGF independently of Ang II through prorenin receptor (PRR), via an NADPH oxidase (Nox)-dependent mechanism. ARPE-19 cells were treated with the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor perindopril to block the synthesis of Ang II...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814529/selective-hif-1-regulation-under-nonhypoxic-conditions-by-the-p42-p44-map-kinase-inhibitor-pd184161
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Maroua Jalouli, Sophie Mokas, Catherine A Turgeon, Laurent Lamalice, Darren E Richard
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a key gene regulator for cellular adaptation to low oxygen. In addition to hypoxia, several nonhypoxic stimuli, including hormones and growth factors, are essential for cell-specific HIF-1 regulation. Our studies have highlighted angiotensin II (AngII), a vasoactive hormone, as a potent HIF-1 activator in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). AngII increases HIF-1 transcriptional activity by modulating specific signaling pathways. In VSMC, p42/p44 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway activation is essential for HIF-1-mediated transcription during AngII treatment...
November 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743964/toll-like-receptor-4-deficiency-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-macrophage-mediated-inflammation-in-hypertensive-kidney
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Sathnur Pushpakumar, Lu Ren, Sourav Kundu, Alejandra Gamon, Suresh C Tyagi, Utpal Sen
Oxidative stress and inflammation are integral to hypertension-induced renal injury. A unifying feature for the two components is Toll-like receptors (TLR), which are key regulators of the innate immune system. Recent studies implicate TLR4 activation and oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases and also as a link between inflammation and hypertension. However, its role in hypertension induced renal injury remains unexplored. In the present study, we investigated whether TLR-4 deficiency reduces Ang-II-induced renal injury and fibrosis by attenuating reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and inflammation...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653133/dysregulation-of-cerebellar-adrenomedullin-signaling-during-hypertension
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Leticia Figueira, Anita Israel
Adrenomedullin (AM) is a peptide involved in blood pressure regulation. AM activates three different receptors, the AM type 1 (AM1), type 2 (AM2), and calcitonin gene-related peptide 1 (CGRP1) receptors. AM triggers several signaling pathways such as adenylyl cyclase (AC), guanylyl cyclase (GC), and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) and modulates reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolism. Cerebellar AM, AM-binding sites, and its receptor components are altered during hypertension, although it is unknown if these alterations are associated with changes in AM signaling...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630660/npc-exs-alleviate-endothelial-oxidative-stress-and-dysfunction-through-the-mir-210-downstream-nox2-and-vegfr2-pathways
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Hua Liu, Jinju Wang, Yusen Chen, Yanfang Chen, Xiaotang Ma, Ji C Bihl, Yi Yang
We have demonstrated that neural progenitor cells (NPCs) protect endothelial cells (ECs) from oxidative stress. Since exosomes (EXs) can convey the benefit of parent cells through their carried microRNAs (miRs) and miR-210 is ubiquitously expressed with versatile functions, we investigated the role of miR-210 in the effects of NPC-EXs on oxidative stress and dysfunction in ECs. NPCs were transfected with control and miR-210 scramble/inhibitor/mimic to generate NPC-EXs(con), NPC-EXs(sc), NPC-EXs(anti-miR-210), and NPC-EXs(miR-210)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512108/clinical-relevance-and-role-of-neuronal-at1-receptors-in-adam17-mediated-ace2-shedding-in-neurogenic-hypertension
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Jiaxi Xu, Srinivas Sriramula, Huijing Xia, Lisa Moreno-Walton, Frank Culicchia, Oliver Domenig, Marko Poglitsch, Eric Lazartigues
RATIONALE: Neurogenic hypertension is characterized by an increase in sympathetic activity and often resistance to drug treatments. We previously reported that it is also associated with a reduction of angiotensin-converting enzyme type 2 (ACE2) and an increase in a disintegrin and metalloprotease 17 (ADAM17) activity in experimental hypertension. In addition, while multiple cells within the central nervous system have been involved in the development of neurogenic hypertension, the contribution of ADAM17 has not been investigated...
June 23, 2017: Circulation Research
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