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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748103/role-of-ghrelin-in-the-pancreatic-exocrine-secretion-via-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-in-rats
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Kyung-Hoon Lee, Jae-Sung Lee, Tao Wang, Jin-Ju Oh, Sanggun Roh, Hong-Gu Lee
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the impact of exogenous ghrelin on the pancreatic α-amylase outputs and responses of pancreatic proteins to ghrelin that may relate to pancreatic exocrine. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley male rats (9 weeks old, 300 ± 10 g) were injected with ghrelin via intraperitoneal (i.p.) infusion at dosage of 0, 0.1, 1.0 and 10.0 μg/kg body weight (BW), respectively. The plasma ghrelin and cholecystokinin (CCK) level were determined using enzyme immunoassay kit; the mRNA expression of ghrelin receptor (GHSR-1α) and growth hormone (GH) receptor were assessed by reverse transcription PCR; the expressions of pancreatic α-amylase activity, extracellular-signal-regulated kinases (ERK), phosphorylated extracellular-signal-regulated kinases (pERK) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) were evaluated by western blotting; moreover the responses of pancreatic proteins to ghrelin were analyzed using the two-dimensional gel electrophoresis system...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744771/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-stearidonic-acid-mediated-by-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-map-kinase-pathways-in-macrophages
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Jeehye Sung, Heemang Jeon, In-Hwan Kim, Heon Sang Jeong, Junsoo Lee
Stearidonic acid (SDA, 18:4n-3) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid present in oils derived from plants of the Boraginaceae family. In this study, we determined the anti-inflammatory effects of SDA isolated from echium oil on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory responses in RAW 264.7 macrophages. SDA significantly downregulated the levels of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) protein, thereby suppressing the production of nitric oxide (NO) in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. In addition, SDA inhibited the nuclear translocation and promoter activity of nuclear factor κB (NFκB) and the phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) such as extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2, c-jun N terminal kinase, and p38 in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
July 25, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743391/valporic-acid-enhances-the-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-anp-mediated-anti-hypertrophic-activity-by-modulating-the-npr1-gene-transcription-in-h9c2-cells-in-vitro
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Senthamizharasi Manivasagam, Tamilselvi Velusamy, Boopathi Sowndharajan, Navvi Chandrasekar, Suresh Dhanusu, Elangovan Vellaichamy
The present study was aimed to determine whether stimulating Npr1 gene activity using Valporic acid (VA), a small short chain fatty acid molecule can enhance ANP mediated anti-hypertrophic activity in isoproterenol (ISO) - treated H9c2 cells in vitro. H9c2 cells were treated with ISO (10(-5) M) and co-treated with VA (10(-5) M) in the presence and absence of ANP (10(-8) M), for 48hours. ATRA (10(-5) M) was used as a positive inducer of Npr1 gene transcription. The mRNA expression of Npr1 and PKG-I genes, proto-oncogenes (c-fos, c-jun and c-myc) and hypertrophic markers (ANP, BNP, α-sk and β-MyHC), genes were determined by quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742995/icaritin-induces-mc3t3-e1-subclone14-cell-differentiation-through-estrogen-receptor-mediated-erk1-2-and-p38-signaling-activation
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Zhidi Wu, Ling Ou, Chaopeng Wang, Li Yang, Panpan Wang, Hengrui Liu, Yingquan Xiong, Kehuan Sun, Ronghua Zhang, Xiaofeng Zhu
Icaritin (ICT), a hydrolytic product of icariin from the genus Epimedium, has many indicated pharmacological and biological activities. Several studies have shown that ICT has potential osteoprotective effects, including stimulation of osteoblast differentiation and inhibition of osteoclast differentiation. However, the molecular mechanism for this anabolic action of ICT remains largely unknown. Here, we found that ICT could enhance MC3T3-E1 subclone 14 preosteoblastic cell differentiation associated with increased mRNA levels and protein expression of the differentiation markers alkaline phosphatase (ALP), type 1 collagen (COL1), osteocalcin (OC), osteoponin (OPN) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), and improved mineralization, confirmed by bone nodule formation and collagen synthesis...
July 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740538/linarin-enriched-extract-attenuates-liver-injury-and-inflammation-induced-by-high-fat-high-cholesterol-diet-in-rats
#5
Zhen-Jie Zhuang, Chao-Wen Shan, Bo Li, Min-Xia Pang, Han Wang, Yan Luo, Yin-Lan Liu, Yu Song, Nan-Nan Wang, Su-Hong Chen, Jun-Ping Shi, Gui-Yuan Lv
The aim of this study was to explore the potential beneficial effects of linarin enriched Flos Chrysanthemi extract (Lin-extract) on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) induced by high-fat high-cholesterol (HFHC) diet in rats. SD rats received normal diet, HFHC diet, or HFHC diet plus different doses of Lin-extract. The liver content of triglyceride and total cholesterol markedly increased in HFHC diet-fed model rats while middle and high dose of Lin-extract lowered liver cholesterol significantly. The expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) was upregulated by HFHC diet and further elevated by high dose Lin-extract...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739736/puerarin-induces-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis-modulated-by-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-a-dose-dependent-manner
#6
Wei-Guo Zhang, Xiu-Cai Yin, Xiao-Fang Liu, Ke-Wei Meng, Kun Tang, Fei-Long Huang, Gang Xu, Jie Gao
BACKGROUND/AIM: Puerarin possesses a battery of therapeutic values in diverse disorders, including pro-apoptotic actions in multiple cancers. Herein, we investigated the effects of puerarin on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT and flow cytometry were carried out to evaluate the viability and apoptosis of SMMC-7721 HCC cells in the presence of different concentrations of puerarin. Moreover, expression levels, as well as phosphorylation status of several canonical components in mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, including extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), c- Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38, were measured by reverse transcription and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blot analysis at indicated time intervals...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739394/ameliorative-effect-of-%C3%AE-tocopherol-on-polychlorinated-biphenyl-pcbs-induced-testicular-sertoli-cell-dysfunction-in-f1-prepuberal-rats
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Sugantha Priya Elayapillai, Dhanaraj Teekaraman, Raja Singh Paulraj, Arunakaran Jagadeesan
The study was conducted to investigate the protective role of α-tocopherol against polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) induced effect in Sertoli cell function of F1 prepuberal rats. Dams were grouped into six; each group consists of six animals. Group 1-control treated with corn oil as vehicle, group II- 0.5mgPCBs/kg bw/day, group III- 0.5mgPCBs/kg bw/day with α-tocopherol (50mg α-tocopherol/kg bw/day), group IV- 1mgPCBs/kg bwt/day, group V- 1mgPCBs/kg bw/day with α-tocopherol (50mg α-tocopherol/kg bw/day) and group VI - α-tocopherol alone treated orally from postpartum day1-20...
July 21, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738843/astaxanthin-mitigates-cobalt-cytotoxicity-in-the-mg-63-cells-by-modulating-the-oxidative-stress
#8
Dahe Li, Wenwen Tong, Denghui Liu, Yuming Zou, Chen Zhang, Weidong Xu
BACKGROUND: With the re-popularity of metal-on-metal (MoM) bearing in recent years, the cobalt toxicity has been a cause for concern in the total hip replacement surgery by both physicians and patients. METHODS: MG-63 cell line was cultured in vitro and incubated with cobalt (II) chloride (CoCl2) and/or with astaxanthin (ASX) for 24 h. MTT assay was conducted to evaluate the cell viability after cobalt exposure and ASX treatment. Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis was performed to examine the reactive oxygen species (ROS) level...
July 24, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738542/protective-effects-of-tannic-acid-on-acute-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-involvement-of-suppression-in-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#9
Jianping Zhang, Lijing Cui, Xue Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Xi Chu, Fenghua Zhang, Ying Zhang, Li Chu
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a highly effective drug, but its cardiotoxicity restricts its therapeutic index. Oxidative stress is the major etiopathological factor in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Tannic acid (TA) has various anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. The purpose of the study was to survey the possible effects of TA against acute DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Male Sprague-Dawleyrats were randomly divided into five groups: control, DOX (10mg/kg) alone, DOX with TA (20 and 40mg/kg), or DOX withcaptopril (30mg/kg) treatments...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738499/aqueous-extract-of-codium-fragile-suppressed-inflammatory-responses-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-raw264-7-cells-and-carrageenan-induced-rats
#10
Seul Ah Lee, Sung-Min Moon, Yun Hee Choi, Seul Hee Han, Bo-Ram Park, Mi Suk Choi, Jae-Sung Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Do Kyung Kim, Chun Sung Kim
Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot has been used in Oriental medicine for the treatment of enterobiasis, dropsy, and dysuria and has been shown to have various biological effects. In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of aqueous extract of C. fragile (AECF) using in vitro and in vivo models. Nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), inflammatory-related mRNAs, and proteins were determined using the Griess assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and western blotting, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735730/impressic-acid-from-acanthopanax-koreanum-possesses-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-down-regulating-capacity-and-protects-cartilage-destruction
#11
Hyun Lim, Dong Suk Min, Han Eul Yun, Kil Tae Kim, Ya Nan Sun, Le Duc Dat, Young Ho Kim, Hyun Pyo Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Acanthopanax koreanum (Araliaceae) has been used in traditional medicine for enhancing vitality, rheumatism, and bone-related pains. But its activity on cartilage protection has not been known yet. AIM OF THE STUDY: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-13 has an important role in degrading cartilage materials under pathologic conditions such as arthritis. The present study was designed to find the inhibitory activity of impressic acid on MMP-13 expression and cartilage protective action...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733031/mkk4-activates-non-canonical-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-by-promoting-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb2-p100-processing
#12
Jeong Seon Kim, Eun Ju Kim, Hee-Sun Kim, Jonathan M Kurie, Young-Ho Ahn
The NFκB family of transcription factors is crucial for innate or adaptive immunity, inflammation, and diseases including cancer. The two NFκB signaling pathways (canonical and non-canonical) differ from each other in extracellular signals, membrane receptors, signaling adaptors, and dimer subunits. The p52 (NFκB2) subunit, which participates in the non-canonical pathway, is generated by ubiquitin-mediated processing of the p100 precursor. Here, we found that NFκB2 processing and activation were mediated by mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase-4 (MKK4) and its substrate c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732803/-7-s-hydroxymatairesinol-protects-against-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-response-in-endothelial-cells-by-blocking-the-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-ho-1
#13
Di Yang, Chen-Xi Xiao, Zheng-Hua Su, Meng-Wei Huang, Ming Qin, Wei-Jun Wu, Wan-Wan Jia, Yi-Zhun Zhu, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Endothelial inflammation is an increasingly prevalent condition in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. (-)-7(S)-hydroxymatairesinol (7-HMR), a naturally occurring plant lignan, possesses both antioxidant and anti-cancer properties and therefore would be a good strategy to suppress tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-mediated inflammation in vascular endothelial cells (VECs). PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate for its anti-inflammatory effect on TNF-α-stimulated VECs and underling mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732646/phosphatase-wip1-controls-the-development-of-th9-cells-and-allergic-airway-inflammation
#14
Peng Wang, Huiting Su, Lianjun Zhang, Hui Chen, Xuelian Hu, Fan Yang, Jun Lu, Lianfeng Zhang, Yong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Allergic asthma is one of the most common diseases worldwide, resulting in a burden of diseases. No available therapeutic regimens can cure asthma so far. OBJECTIVE: To identify new molecular targets for Th9 cells-mediated allergic airway inflammation. METHODS: Wild-type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1) gene knockout mice, Wip1 inhibitor-treated mice and ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic airway inflammation mouse models were employed to characterize the roles of Wip1 in allergic airway inflammation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732530/minocycline-modulates-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-phosphorylation-and-enhances-antimicrobial-activity-against-staphylococcus-aureus-in-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells
#15
Alberto Daniel Guerra, Warren E Rose, Peiman Hematti, W John Kao
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have demonstrated pro-healing properties due to their anti-inflammatory, angiogenic, and even antibacterial properties. We have shown previously that minocycline enhances the wound healing phenotype of MSCs, and MSCs encapsulated in poly(ethylene glycol) and gelatin-based hydrogels with minocycline have antibacterial properties against Staphylococcus aureus (SA). Here, we investigated the signaling pathway that minocycline modulates in MSCs which results in their enhanced wound healing phenotype and determined whether preconditioning MSCs with minocycline has an effect on antimicrobial activity...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732366/rassf6-downregulation-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
#16
Rui Zhou, Lin Qiu, Xiaolong Liu, Lijuan Ling, Ninglei Li, Kun Zhou, Jingbo Sun, Jian Yan, Canliang Tan, Xiaoping Huang, Luzhe Han, Liangchun Yin, Gang Xiao, Lixin Liu
Distant metastasis is the primary barrier for the successful treatment of patients with colorectal cancer, and thus, searching for new therapeutic targets by further exploring the molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer metastasis is important. In this study, we investigated the biological and clinical significance of RASSF6 in colorectal cancer as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that low RASSF6 expression corresponds to a poor prognosis in colorectal cancer patients, and low RASSF6 expression is distinctly associated with tumour progression...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731287/tricetin-suppresses-human-oral-cancer-cell-migration-by-reducing-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-expression-through-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
#17
Tsung-Te Chung, Chun-Yi Chuang, Ying-Hock Teng, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Ji-Ching Lai, Yi-Ting Chuang, Mu-Kuan Chen, Shun-Fa Yang
Tricetin is a flavonoid derivative and a potent anti-inflammatory and anticancer agent. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the effects of tricetin on human oral cancer cell migration remains unclear. The cell migration and invasion abilities of three oral cancer cell lines (SCC-9, HSC-3, and OECM-1) were analyzed using Boyden chamber migration assays. Our results demonstrated that tricetin attenuates 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced SCC-9, HSC-3, and OECM-1 cell invasiveness and migration by reducing matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 enzyme activity...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731097/dba-induced-caspase-3-dependent-apoptosis-occurs-through-mitochondrial-translocation-of-cyt-c-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#18
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/28729244/apoptosis-repressor-with-caspase-recruitment-domain-ameliorates-amyloid-induced-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis-and-jnk-pathway-activation
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Andrew T Templin, Tanya Samarasekera, Daniel T Meier, Meghan F Hogan, Mahnaz Mellati, Michael T Crow, Richard N Kitsis, Sakeneh Zraika, Rebecca L Hull, Steven E Kahn
Islet amyloid is present in more than 90% of individuals with type 2 diabetes, where it contributes to β-cell apoptosis and insufficient insulin secretion. Apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain (ARC) binds and inactivates components of the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways, and was recently found to be expressed in islet β cells. Using a human islet amyloid polypeptide transgenic mouse model of islet amyloidosis, we show ARC knockdown increases amyloid-induced β-cell apoptosis and loss, while ARC overexpression decreases amyloid-induced apoptosis, thus preserving β cells...
July 20, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726782/pkc%C3%AE-phosphorylates-traf2-to-protect-against-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-injury
#20
Wei Zhou, Jihong Yao, Guangzhi Wang, Zhao Chen, Zhenlu Li, Dongcheng Feng, Yang Li, Wasim Qasim, Wenzhi Tan, Shili Ning, Xiaofeng Tian
Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a common clinical problem that occurs during various clinical pathological processes. Excessive apoptosis has an indispensable role in intestinal I/R injury. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 2 (TRAF2) and PKCζ have an essential role in apoptosis. Here, we aimed to investigate the effects of PKCζ and TRAF2 and to explore the correlation between PKCζ and TRAF2 in intestinal I/R injury. Mice were subjected to intestinal I/R injury in vivo. In vitro experiments were conducted by treating Caco-2 cells with hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) stimulation to simulate intestinal I/R...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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