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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550800/2-phthalimidethanol-and-2-phthalimidethyl-nitrate-inhibit-mechanical-allodynia-neutrophil-recruitment-and-cytokine-and-chemokine-production-in-a-murine-model-of-articular-inflammation
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Adriana M Godin, Débora P Araújo, Raquel R Menezes, Ana M S de Brito, Ivo S F Melo, Giovanna M E Coura, Leandro F S Bastos, Flávio A Amaral, Mauro M Teixeira, Ângelo de Fátima, Márcio M Coelho, Renes R Machado
BACKGROUND: Phthalimide analogs have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, analgesic and immunomodulatory activities in different preclinical assays. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of 2-phthalimidethanol (PTD-OH) and 2-phthalimidethyl nitrate (PTD-NO) in a murine model of antigen-induced articular inflammation. METHODS: Articular inflammation was induced by intra-articular injection of methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) in the knee joint of immunized male C57BL/6J mice...
February 8, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550522/reduced-monocyte-adhesion-to-aortae-of-diabetic-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-knockout-mice
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Ruozhi Zhao, Khuong Le, Mohammed H Moghadasian, Garry X Shen
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To determine the requirement of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1-knockout (PAI-1) for monocyte adhesion in animals and cells under diabetic conditions. METHODS AND SUBJECTS: Monocyte adhesion assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and Western blotting were used in analyzing samples from PAI-1-knockout (PAI-1-KO) mice or cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). TREATMENTS: Diabetes in PAI-1-KO and wild-type mice was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ)...
May 26, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550460/the-impact-of-non-genetic-and-genetic-factors-on-a-stable-warfarin-dose-in-thai-patients
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Nitsupa Wattanachai, Sutthida Kaewmoongkun, Burabha Pussadhamma, Pattarapong Makarawate, Chaiyasith Wongvipaporn, Songsak Kiatchoosakun, Suda Vannaprasaht, Wichittra Tassaneeyakul
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the contributions of non-genetic and genetic factors on the variability of stable warfarin doses in Thai patients. METHODS: A total of 250 Thai patients with stable warfarin doses were enrolled in the study. Demographics and clinical data, e.g., age, body mass index, indications for warfarin and concomitant medications, were documented. Four single nucleotide polymorphisms in the VKORC1 - 1639G > A, CYP2C9*3, CYP4F2 rs2108622, and UGT1A1 rs887829 genes were detected from gDNA using TaqMan allelic discrimination assays...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550445/%C3%AE-carotene-at-physiologically-attainable-concentration-induces-apoptosis-and-down-regulates-cell-survival-and-antioxidant-markers-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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G Sowmya Shree, K Yogendra Prasad, H S Arpitha, U R Deepika, K Nawneet Kumar, Priya Mondal, P Ganesan
Although β-carotene is known for its anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties, a few recent epidemiological and experimental evidence show that at higher concentration it acts as pro-oxidant and induces cancer. Since the global burden of breast cancer exceeds all other types of cancer, and its incidence rates is also in increasing trend, the present study attempted to evaluate the anti-cancer molecular mechanism of β-carotene (at 1 µM concentration) isolated from Spinacia oleracea in human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells...
May 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550372/tnf%C3%AE-induced-dlk-activation-contributes-to-apoptosis-in-the-beta-cell-line-hit
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Svenja Börchers, Rohollah Babaei, Catarina Klimpel, Jorge Duque Escobar, Sabine Schröder, Roland Blume, Muhammad Nasir Hayat Malik, Elke Oetjen
Reduction in beta-cell mass and function contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus type 2. The proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α and interleukin (IL)-1β have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this disease. Overexpression of the dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK) inhibits beta-cell function and induces apoptosis in the beta-cell line HIT. In the present study, it was investigated whether TNFα or IL-1β stimulates DLK enzymatic activity. Immunoblot analysis, transient transfection with luciferase reporter gene assays, and immunofluorescence were used...
May 27, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550287/up-regulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-xloc_010235-regulates-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-to-promote-metastasis-by-associating-with-snail1-in-gastric-cancer
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Yu-Yi Liu, Ze-Hong Chen, Jian-Jun Peng, Jia-Lin Wu, Yu-Jie Yuan, Er-Tao Zhai, Shi-Rong Cai, Yu-Long He, Wu Song
We previously performed long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression microarray analyses to identify novel indicators for gastric cancer (GC) metastasis and prognosis in which we identified lncRNA XLOC_010235 (XLOC) as a candidate RNA. However, XLOC_010235 molecular mechanism of action remains unclear. Gain and loss of function approaches were used to investigate the biological role of XLOC in vitro. The effects of XLOC on cell viability were assessed by CCK-8 proliferation assays. Real-time PCR, western-blot and immunofluorescence were used to evaluate the mRNA and protein expression of Snail and multiple EMT related molecules...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550056/biofilm-formation-potential-of-heat-resistant-escherichia-coli-dairy-isolates-and-complete-genome-of-mdr-heat-resistant-strain-fam21845
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Roger Marti, Michael Schmid, Sandra Kulli, Kerstin Schneeberger, Javorka Naskova, Susanne Knøchel, Christian H Ahrens, Jörg Hummerjohann
We tested the biofilm formation potential of 30 heat resistant and six heat sensitive E. coli dairy isolates. The production of curli and cellulose, static biofilm formation on polystyrene (PS) and stainless steel, formation of biofilm under dynamic conditions (Bioflux), and initial adhesion rates (IAR) were evaluated. Biofilm formation varied greatly between strains, media and assay. Our results highlight the importance of the experimental setup to determine biofilm formation under conditions of interest, as correlation between different assays was often not given...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549972/quality-by-design-approach-for-studying-the-impact-of-formulation-and-process-variables-on-product-quality-of-oral-disintegrating-films
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Sonal Mazumder, Naresh Pavurala, Prashanth Manda, Xiaoming Xu, Celia N Cruz, Yellela S R Krishnaiah
The present investigation was carried out to understand the impact of formulation and process variables on the quality of oral disintegrating films (ODF) using Quality by Design (QbD) approach. Lamotrigine (LMT) was used as a model drug. Formulation variable was plasticizer to film former ratio and process variables were drying temperature, air flow rate in the drying chamber, drying time and wet coat thickness of the film. A Definitive Screening Design: of Experiments (DoE) was used to identify and classify the critical formulation and process variables impacting critical quality attributes (CQA)...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549935/the-conserved-domain-in-morf-proteins-has-distinct-affinities-to-the-ppr-and-e-elements-in-ppr-rna-editing-factors
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Eszter Bayer-Császár, Sascha Haag, Anja Jörg, Franziska Glass, Barbara Härtel, Toshihiro Obata, Etienne H Meyer, Axel Brennicke, Mizuki Takenaka
In plant organelles specific nucleotide motifs at C to U RNA editing sites are recognized by the PLS-class of pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins, which are additionally characterized by a C-terminal E domain. The PPR elements bind the nucleotides in the target RNA, while the function of the E domain has remained unknown. At most sites RNA editing also requires multiple organellar RNA editing factor (MORF) proteins. To understand how these two types of proteins are involved in RNA editing complexes, we systematically analyzed their protein-protein interactions...
May 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549913/microrna-186-5p-overexpression-modulates-colon-cancer-growth-by-repressing-the-expression-of-the-fam134b-tumour-inhibitor
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Farhadul Islam, Vinod Gopalan, Jelena Vider, Riajul Wahab, Faeza Ebrahimi, Cu-Tai Lu, Kais Kasem, Alfred K Y Lam
OBJECTIVES: The role and underlying mechanism of miR-186-5p in colorectal cancer remain unknown. The present study aims to examine the various cellular effects of miR-186-5p in the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer. Also, the interacting targets and association of clinicopathological factors with miR-186-5p expression in patients with colorectal cancer were analysed. METHODS: The miR-186-5p expression levels in colorectal cancer tissues (n=126) and colon cancer cell lines (n=3) were analysed by real-time PCR...
May 23, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549866/venom-of-the-peruvian-snake-bothriopsis-oligolepis-detection-of-antibacterial-activity-and-involvement-of-proteolytic-enzymes-and-c-type-lectins-in-growth-inhibition-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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M A Sulca, C Remuzgo, J Cárdenas, S Kiyota, E Cheng, M P Bemquerer, M T Machini
There is a rising interest in snake venoms proteins (SVPs) because these macromolecules are related to pharmacological properties that manifest themselves during poisoning and can lead to secondary microbial infections. Interestingly, researchers have somehow neglected the antimicrobial activity of SVPs. The aims of this study were: (i) to verify whether the venom of the Peruvian snake Bothriopsis oligolepis displays such activity; (ii) to isolate and identify some its antimicrobial constituents. Liquid growth inhibition assays revealed that the crude venom inhibited the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but not of Candida species...
May 23, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549861/the-ethanol-extract-of-leonurus-sibiricus-l-induces-antioxidant-antinociceptive-and-topical-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Alan Santos Oliveira, Luana Mendonça Cercato, Marília Trindade de Santana Souza, Allan John de Oliveira Melo, Bruno Dos Santos Lima, Marcelo Cavalcante Duarte, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araujo, Ana Mara de Oliveira E Silva, Enilton Aparecido Camargo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Leonurus sibiricus L. (Lamiaceae), popularly known as motherwort, or "erva-de-macaé" or "rubim" in Brazil, is a plant used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, but few studies have evaluated this anti-inflammatory activity or other activities that may be relevant. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was undertaken to investigate the antioxidant, antinociceptive and topical anti-inflammatory effects of the ethanol extract of L. sibiricus (EELs)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549801/methanolic-extract-of-boswellia-serrata-exhibits-anti-cancer-activities-by-targeting-microsomal-prostaglandin-e-synthase-1-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
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Tayebe Ranjbarnejad, Massoud Saidijam, Shirin Moradkhani, Rezvan Najafi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer. A proper method to reduce mortality of CRC is chemoprevention to prevent initiation and promotion of intestinal tumorgenesis. One of the promising and developing chemopreventive agents is natural compounds found in plants. Frankincense, the resin extract from the Boswellia specious, has been used in traditional and modern medicine for treating various diseases with very minimal side effects. In the current study, we investigated the anti-cancer activity of methanolic extract of Boswellia serrata (B...
May 23, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549681/a-new-cell-to-cell-interaction-model-for-epithelial-microfold-cell-formation-and-the-enhancing-effect-of-epidermal-growth-factor
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Puwich Chaikhumwang, Dachrit Nilubol, Angkana Tantituvanont, Pithi Chanvorachote
The formation of epithelial microfold (M) cells is mediated through cell-to-cell interactions between enterocytes and lymphocytes. Based on this concept, we developed a cell-to-cell model by encouraging interactions between enterocyte C2BBe1 and Raji B cells through a preincubation approach. Raji B cells and C2BBe1 cells were allowed to interact in detached condition for 2h at ratios of 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 and then plated in culture plates. Monocultured C2BBe1 cells were used as the control. Flow cytometric analysis of the M cell-specific marker clusterin revealed that the optimum ratio of Raji B to C2BBe1 cells to obtain the maximum number of M cells was 1:1...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549423/glyoxalase-1-expression-is-associated-with-an-unfavorable-prognosis-of-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Nele Kreycy, Christiane Gotzian, Thomas Fleming, Christa Flechtenmacher, Niels Grabe, Peter Plinkert, Jochen Hess, Karim Zaoui
BACKGROUND: Glyoxalase 1 is a key enzyme in the detoxification of reactive metabolites such as methylglyoxal and induced Glyoxalase 1 expression has been demonstrated for several human malignancies. However, the regulation and clinical relevance of Glyoxalase 1 in the context of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has not been addressed so far. METHODS: Argpyrimidine modification as a surrogate for methylglyoxal accumulation and Glyoxalase 1 expression in tumor cells was assessed by immunohistochemical staining of tissue microarrays with specimens from oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients (n = 154)...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549232/identification-and-characterization-of-transcription-factor-zmereb94-involved-in-starch-synthesis-in-maize
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Hui Li, Qianlin Xiao, Chunxia Zhang, Jia Du, Xiao Li, Huanhuan Huang, Bin Wei, Yangping Li, Guowu Yu, Hanmei Liu, Yufeng Hu, Yinghong Liu, Junjie Zhang, Yubi Huang
Maize is an important food crop and industrial material owing to its high starch content. However, the mechanism of starch synthesis is not fully elucidated, especially with regard to the expression and regulation of starch synthetic genes. The APETALA2/Ethylene Responsive Factor (AP2/ERF) family plays a crucial role in various biological processes via regulating gene expression. In this study, the ZmEREB94 gene was identified through co-expression analysis. Bioinformatics analysis confirmed that ZmEREB94 belongs to the AP2/ERF family...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549169/regulatory-dynamics-of-11p13-suggest-a-role-for-ehf-in-modifying-cf-lung-disease-severity
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Lindsay R Stolzenburg, Rui Yang, Jenny L Kerschner, Sara Fossum, Matthew Xu, Andrew Hoffmann, Kay-Marie Lamar, Sujana Ghosh, Sarah Wachtel, Shih-Hsing Leir, Ann Harris
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause cystic fibrosis (CF), but are not good predictors of lung phenotype. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) previously identified additional genomic sites associated with CF lung disease severity. One of these, at chromosome 11p13, is an intergenic region between Ets homologous factor (EHF) and Apaf-1 interacting protein (APIP). Our goal was to determine the functional significance of this region, which being intergenic is probably regulatory...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548885/metformin-inhibits-p-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-lps-influenced-inflammatory-response-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts-via-regulating-activating-transcription-factor-3-atf3-expression
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Wenyan Kang, Ting Wang, Zhekai Hu, Feng Liu, Yundong Sun, Shaohua Ge
BACKGROUND: Chronic periodontitis is one of the most prevalent oral diseases, which is associated with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) infection, and has profound effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). Metformin, a well-known antidiabetic agent, has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory effects on various cells. This study aimed to investigate the role of metformin on LPS-influenced inflammatory response in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). METHODS: Dose-dependent additive effects of metformin on LPS-influenced HGFs were detected...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548679/cyclin-d1-gene-silencing-promotes-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-chondrocytes
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Peng-Fei Zan, Zhong Wu, Yong Yang, Zhi Zhao, Min Wu, Guo-Dong Li
This study investigated the effects of cyclin D1 gene silencing on cell proliferation and apoptosis of interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes. Chondrocytes from healthy sprague-dawley rats were divided into blank, OA model (chondrocytes underwent IL-1β inducement), OA trial (chondrocytes underwent IL-1β inducement with cyclin D1-shRNA treatment), and negative control (NC; chondrocytes underwent IL-1β inducement and control-shRNA treatment) groups. Cell proliferation was assessed by CCK-8 assay, and cell cycle and apoptosis by flow cytometry...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548571/correlation-of-cdc42-activity-with-cell-proliferation-and-palmitate-mediated-cell-death-in-human-umbilical-cord-wharton-s-jelly-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Jun Lu, Qinghua Wang, Lianghu Huang, Huiyue Dong, Lingjing Lin, Jianming Tan
RHO GTPases regulate cell migration, cell-cycle progression, and cell survival in response to extracellular stimuli. However, the regulatory effects of RHO GTPases in mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are unclear. Herein, we show that CDC42 acts as an essential factor in regulating cell proliferation and also takes part in lipotoxic effects of palmitate in human umbilical cord Wharton's jelly derived MSCs (hWJ-MSCs). Cultured human bone marrow (hBM-MSCs), adipose tissue (hAD-MSCs), and umbilical cord Wharton's jelly (hWJ-MSCs) derived cells had varying pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion levels and cell death rates when treated by palmitate...
May 26, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
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