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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213159/signal-transduction-cascades-in-axon-regeneration-insights-from-c-elegans
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Naoki Hisamoto, Kunihiro Matsumoto
Axon regeneration after nerve injury is a conserved biological process in many animals, including humans. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) has recently emerged as a genetically tractable model for studying regenerative responses in neurons. Extensive studies over several years using this organism have revealed a number of intrinsic and extrinsic signal transduction cascades that regulate axon regeneration, and these are found to be conserved from worms to humans. Further studies have demonstrated that these cascades consist of several signaling networks that ultimately merge into the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) cascade...
February 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212571/activation-of-jnk-and-ire1-is-critically-involved-in-tanshinone-i-induced-p62-dependent-autophagy-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-cells-implication-of-p62-uba-domain
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Jihyun Lee, Eun Jung Sohn, Sangwook Yoon, Gunho Won, Chang Geun Kim, Ji Hoon Jung, Sung-Hoon Kim
The aim of present study is to elucidate autophagic mechanism of tanshinone I (Tan I) in H28 and H2452 mesothelioma cells. Herein, Tan I exerted cytotoxicity with autophagic features of autophagy protein 5 (ATG5)/ microtubule-associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3II (LC3 II) activation, p62/sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1) accumulation and increased number of LC3II punctae, acridine orange-stained cells and autophagic vacuoles. However, 3-methyladenine (3MA) and NH4Cl increased cytotoxicity in Tan I treated H28 cells...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210912/inhibitory-effects-of-emodin-thymol-and-astragalin-on-leptospira-interrogans-induced-inflammatory-response-in-the-uterine-and-endometrium-epithelial-cells-of-mice
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Wenlong Zhang, Xiaojie Lu, Wei Wang, Zhuang Ding, Yunhe Fu, Xiaofei Zhou, Naisheng Zhang, Yongguo Cao
Leptospirosis is a systemic infection that causes, among others, acute kidney injury, acute liver disease, muscle pain, vasculitis, bleeding disorders, and reproductive loss. In an effort to reduce uterine inflammatory responses induced by Leptospira, we evaluated the anti-inflammation effects of emodin, thymol, and astragalin in a mouse model. Our results showed that treatment with emodin, thymol, and astragalin alleviated uterine inflammation induced by leptospira infection via suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and prevented tissue damage...
February 16, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210203/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-drives-thioacetamide-mediated-heteroprotection-against-acetaminophen-induced-lethal-liver-injury
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Vivekkumar P Dadhania, Bharat Bhushan, Udayan Apte, Harihara M Mehendale
Preplacement of compensatory tissue repair (CTR) by exposure to a nonlethal dose of a toxicant protects animals against a lethal dose of another toxicant. Although CTR is known to heteroprotect, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not completely known. Here, we investigated the mechanisms of heteroprotection using thioacetamide (TA): acetaminophen (APAP) heteroprotection model. Male Swiss Webster mice received a low dose of TA or distilled water (DW) vehicle 24 hours prior to a lethal dose of APAP. Liver injury, tissue repair, and promitogenic signaling were studied over a time course of 24 hours after APAP overdose to the TA- and DW-primed mice (TA + APAP and DW + APAP, respectively)...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208809/a-lipid-emulsion-reverses-toxic-dose-bupivacaine-induced-vasodilation-during-tyrosine-phosphorylation-evoked-contraction-in-isolated-rat-aortae
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Seong-Ho Ok, Soo Hee Lee, Seong-Chun Kwon, Mun Hwan Choi, Il-Woo Shin, Sebin Kang, Miyeong Park, Jeong-Min Hong, Ju-Tae Sohn
The goal of this in vitro study was to examine the effect of a lipid emulsion on toxic-dose bupivacaine-induced vasodilation in a model of tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor sodium orthovanadate-induced contraction in endothelium-denuded rat aortae and to elucidate the associated cellular mechanism. The effect of a lipid emulsion on vasodilation induced by a toxic dose of a local anesthetic during sodium orthovanadate-induced contraction was examined. In addition, the effects of various inhibitors, either bupivacaine alone or a lipid emulsion plus bupivacaine, on protein kinase phosphorylation induced by sodium orthovanadate in rat aortic vascular smooth muscle cells was examined...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207754/ascofuranone-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-via-nf-kappab-and-ap-1-p-erk-tnf-%C3%AE-il-6-and-il-1%C3%AE-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Jun-Young Park, Tae-Wook Chung, Yun-Jeong Jeong, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Sun-Hyung Ha, Kyung-Min Kwon, Fukushi Abekura, Seung-Hak Cho, Young-Choon Lee, Ki-Tae Ha, Junji Magae, Young-Chae Chang, Cheorl-Ho Kim
The natural fungal compound ascofuranone (5-chloro-3-[(2E,6E)-7-[(2S)-5,5-dimethyl-4-oxo-tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-3-methyl-octa-2,6-dienyl]-2,4-dihydroxy-6-methyl-benzaldehyde, MW 420.93) (AF) isolated from Ascochyta viciae has been known to promote cell cycle arrest and inhibit invasion of tumor cells. We have previously studied a structurally similar compound ascochlorin (ASC; MW 404.93) with regard to its anti-inflammatory activity in LPS- stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. In order to examine the relationship between the anti-inflammatory activities and the molecular differences between AF and ASC, the activity of AF is herein studied, because ASC has a unique trimethyl oxocyclohexyl structure, while AF has a unique dimethyl-oxo-tetrahydrofuran structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205631/immature-mice-are-more-susceptible-than-adult-mice-to-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-injury
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Yan Lu, Cheng Zhang, Yuan-Hua Chen, Hua Wang, Zhi-Hui Zhang, Xi Chen, De-Xiang Xu
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose induces acute liver injury. The aim of the present study was to analyze the difference of susceptibility between immature and adult mice to APAP-induced acute liver injury. Weanling immature and adult mice were injected with APAP (300 mg/kg). As expected, immature mice were more susceptible than adult mice to APAP-induced acute liver injury. APAP-evoked hepatic c-Jun N-terminal kinase phosphorylation was stronger in immature mice than in adult mice. Hepatic receptor-interacting protein (RIP)1 was obviously activated at APAP-exposed immature and adult mice...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204833/small-heterodimer-partner-attenuates-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-expression-of-cyclooxygenase-2-and-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-by-suppression-of-activator-protein-1-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-renal-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cells
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Jung Sun Park, Hoon In Choi, Eun Hui Bae, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim
The orphan nuclear receptor, small heterodimer partner (SHP), plays a negative regulatory role in innate immune responses and is involved in various inflammatory signaling pathways. In the present study, we aimed to ascertain whether SHP is effective in preventing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced kidney tubular inflammation and explored the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of SHP. Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury was induced in mice by clamping both renal pedicles for 30 min...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204822/melittin-inhibits-osteoclast-formation-through-the-downregulation-of-the-rankl-rank-signaling-pathway-and-the-inhibition-of-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-murine-macrophages
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Jung-Yoon Choe, Seong-Kyu Kim
Melittin is a major toxic component of bee venom (Apis mellifera). It is not known whether melittin is involved in bone metabolism and osteoclastogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of melittin in the regulation of osteoclastogenesis. In vitro osteoclastogenesis assays were performed using mouse RAW 264.7 cells and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) treated with receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF). Morphologic and functional analyses for osteoclast-like multinucleated cells (MNCs) were performed by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining, F-actin staining and pit formation methods...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202124/-effect-of-heat-shock-factor-1-on-airway-hyperresponsiveness-and-airway-inflammation-in-mice-with-allergic-asthma
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Jing Wang, Li-Hong Xin, Wei Cheng, Zhen Wang, Wen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) on airway hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation in mice with asthma and possible mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 36 mice were randomly divided into four groups: control, asthma, HSF1 small interfering RNA negative control (siHSF1-NC), and siHSF1 intervention (n=9 each). Ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge were performed to induce asthma in the latter three groups. The mice in the siHSF1-NC and siHSF1 groups were treated with siHSF1-NC and siHSF1, respectively...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202025/mild-electrical-stimulation-with-heat-shock-guides-differentiation-of-embryonic-stem-cells-into-pdx1-expressing-cells-within-the-definitive-endoderm
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Tomoaki Koga, Nobuaki Shiraki, Shuichiro Yano, Mary Ann Suico, Saori Morino-Koga, Takashi Sato, Tsuyoshi Shuto, Shoen Kume, Hirofumi Kai
BACKGROUND: Because of the increasing number of diabetic patients, it is important to generate pancreatic and duodenal homeobox gene 1 (Pdx1)-expressing cells, which are capable of differentiating into pancreatic endocrine β cells. Mild electrical stimulation was reported to modulate the differentiation of ES cells into ectoderm-derived neuronal cells or mesoderm-derived cardiac cells. RESULTS: In this study, we report that mild electrical stimulation with heat shock (MET) potentiates the differentiation of ES cells into definitive endoderm-derived Pdx1-expressing cells...
February 15, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196296/age-related-reduction-of-dermal-fibroblast-size-up-regulates-multiple-matrix-metalloproteinases-as-observed-in-aged-human-skin-in-vivo
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Z Qin, R M Balimunkwe, T Quan
BACKGROUND: Fragmentation of collagen fibrils, the major structure protein in skin, is a hallmark of dermal aging. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are largely responsible for fragmentation of collagen fibrils. However, the alteration of all known mammalian MMPs and the mechanism underlying altered expression of MMPs in chronologically aged human skin are less understood. OBJECTIVES: To quantify gene expression of all 23 known mammalian MMPs in sun-protected young and aged human skin in vivo, and investigate the potential mechanism underlying age-related alteration of multiple MMPs...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196103/anti-proliferative-activities-of-finasteride-in-benign-prostate-epithelial-cells-require-stromal-fibroblasts-and-c-jun-gene
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Kai Wang, Song Jin, Dongdong Fan, Mingshuai Wang, Nianzeng Xing, Yinong Niu
This study aimed to identify the role of mouse fibroblast-mediated c-Jun and IGF-1 signaling in the therapeutic effect of finasteride on benign prostatic epithelial cells. BPH-1 cells, alone or with fibroblasts (c-Jun+/+ or c-Jun-/-), were implanted subcutaneously in male nude mice who were then treated with finasteride. The degrees of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and sizes of the xenografts were determined. BPH-1 cells were grown alone or co-cultured with mouse fibroblasts in the presence of finasteride and the level of IGF-1 secreted into the medium by the fibroblasts was determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191764/neural-progenitor-like-cells-induced-from-human-gingiva-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regulate-myelination-of-schwann-cells-in-rat-sciatic-nerve-regeneration
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Qunzhou Zhang, Phuong Nguyen, Qilin Xu, Wonse Park, Sumin Lee, Akihiro Furuhashi, Anh D Le
Regeneration of peripheral nerve injury remains a major clinical challenge. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been considered as potential candidates for peripheral nerve regeneration; however, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we show that human gingiva-derived MSCs (GMSCs) could be directly induced into multipotent NPCs (iNPCs) under minimally manipulated conditions without the introduction of exogenous genes. Using a crush-injury model of rat sciatic nerve, we demonstrate that GMSCs transplanted to the injury site could differentiate into neuronal cells, whereas iNPCs could differentiate into both neuronal and Schwann cells...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188924/daphnetin-mediated-nrf2-antioxidant-signaling-pathways-ameliorate-tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-t-bhp-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cell-death
#15
Hongming Lv, Qinmei Liu, Junfeng Zhou, Guangyun Tan, Xuming Deng, Xinxin Ci
Daphnetin (Daph), a natural coumarin derivative isolated from plants of the Genus Daphne, possesses abundant biological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. In the present study, we focused on investigating the protective effect of Daph against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced oxidative damage, mitochondrial dysfunction and the involvement of underlying molecular mechanisms. Our findings indicated that Daph effectively inhibited t-BHP-stimulated cytotoxicity, cell apoptosis, and mitochondrial dysfunction, which are associated with suppressed reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, decreased malondialdehyde (MDA) formation, increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels and glutathione (GSH)/GSSG (oxidized GSH) ratio...
February 7, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188410/simvastatin-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-suppressing-the-nf-kb-and-mapk-pathways-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#16
Tu Ji, Li Wentian, Zhang Yukun, Wu Xinghuo, Song Yu, Kang Liang, Liu Wei, Wang Kun, Li Shuai, Hua Wenbin, Yang Cao
Statins are widely used hypocholesterolemic drugs that block the mevalonate pathway. Some studies have shown that statins may have the potential to inhibit intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration (IDD). Interleukin (IL)-1β, a catabolic cytokine, is a key regulator of IDD. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying the effect of simvastatin on IDD. The viability of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells was determined by the methyl-thiazolyl-tetrazolium (MTT) assay. The apoptosis of NP cells was measured by flow cytometric analysis, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), and western blotting of relevant apoptotic proteins...
February 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186963/an-oral-quinoline-derivative-mpt0b392-causes-leukemic-cells-mitotic-arrest-and-overcomes-drug-resistant-cancer-cells
#17
Min-Wu Chao, Han-Li Huang, Wei-Chun HuangFu, Kai-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Min Liu, Yi-Wen Wu, Chao-Feng Lin, Yi-Lin Chen, Mei-Jung Lai, Hsueh-Yun Lee, Jing-Ping Liou, Che-Ming Teng, Chia-Ron Yang
Despite great advances in the treatment of acute leukemia, a renaissance of current chemotherapy needs to be improved. The present study elucidates the underlying mechanism of a new synthetic quinoline derivative, MPT0B392 (B392) against acute leukemia and its potential anticancer effect in drug resistant cells. B392 caused mitotic arrest and ultimately led to apoptosis. It was further demonstrated to be a novel microtubule-depolymerizing agent. The effects of oral administration of B392 showed relative potent anti-leukemia activity in an in vivo xenograft model...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184937/rhein-exhibits-antitumorigenic-effects-by-interfering-with-the-interaction-between-prolyl-isomerase-pin1-and-c-jun
#18
Jin Hyoung Cho, Jung-Il Chae, Jung-Hyun Shim
The Pin1 protein (or peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase) specifically catalyzes the cis/trans isomerization of phosphorylated serine/threonine-proline (Ser/Thr-Pro) bonds and plays an important role in many cellular events through the effects of conformational change in the function of c-Jun, its biological substrate. Pin1 expression is involved in essential cellular pathways that mediate cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, tumorigenesis and apoptosis by altering their stability and function, and it is overexpressed in various types of tumors...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182113/evaluation-of-an-aqueous-extract-from-horseradish-root-armoracia-rusticana-radix-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cellular-inflammation-reaction
#19
Corinna Herz, Hoai Thi Thu Tran, Melinda-Rita Márton, Ronald Maul, Susanne Baldermann, Monika Schreiner, Evelyn Lamy
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a perennial crop and its root is used in condiments. Traditionally, horseradish root is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract and urinary bladder. The antiphlogistic activity, determined in activated primary human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), was evaluated for an aqueous extract and its subfractions, separated by HPLC. Compound analysis was done by UHPLC-QToF/MS and GC-MS. The aqueous extract concentration-dependently inhibited the anti-inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in terms of TNF-α release at ≥37 μg/mL...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181586/protective-effect-of-mangiferin-on-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-role-of-age-rage-mapk-pathways
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Kapil Suchal, Salma Malik, Sana Irfan Khan, Rajiv Kumar Malhotra, Sameer N Goyal, Jagriti Bhatia, Santosh Kumari, Shreesh Ojha, Dharamvir Singh Arya
Hyperglycemia induced advanced glycation end products-receptor for advanced glycation end products (AGE-RAGE) activation is thought to involve in the development of cardiovascular disease in diabetics. Activation of AGE-RAGE axis results in the oxidative stress and inflammation. Mangiferin is found in the bark of mango tree and is known to treat diseases owing to its various biological activities. Thus, this study was designed to evaluate the effect of mangiferin in ischemia-reperfusion (IR) induced myocardial injury in diabetic rats...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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