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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432984/cigarette-smoke-extract-counteracts-atheroprotective-effects-of-high-laminar-flow-on-endothelial-function
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Sindy Giebe, Natalia Cockcroft, Katherine Hewitt, Melanie Brux, Anja Hofmann, Henning Morawietz, Coy Brunssen
Tobacco smoking and hemodynamic forces are key stimuli in the development of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. High laminar flow has an atheroprotective effect on the endothelium and leads to a reduced response of endothelial cells to cardiovascular risk factors compared to regions with disturbed or low laminar flow. We hypothesize that the atheroprotective effect of high laminar flow could delay the development of endothelial dysfunction caused by cigarette smoking. Primary human endothelial cells were stimulated with increasing dosages of aqueous cigarette smoke extract (CSEaq)...
April 7, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427200/idh1-r132h-mutation-regulates-glioma-chemosensitivity-through-nrf2-pathway
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Kaishu Li, Leping Ouyang, Mingliang He, Ming Luo, Wangqing Cai, Yalin Tu, Rongbiao Pi, Anmin Liu
PURPOSE: Numerous studies have reported that glioma patients with isocitrate dehydrogenase 1(IDH1) R132H mutation are sensitive to temozolomide treatment. However, the mechanism of IDH1 mutations on the chemosensitivity of glioma remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the role and the potential mechanism of Nrf2 in IDH1 R132H-mediated drug resistance. METHODS: Wild type IDH1 (R132H-WT) and mutant IDH1 (R132H) plasmids were constructed. Stable U87 cells and U251 cells overexpressing IDH1 were generated...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421738/targeting-the-nrf2-amyloid-beta-liaison-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-rational-approach
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Elena Simoni, Melania M Serafini, Roberta Caporaso, Chiara Marchetti, Marco Racchi, Anna Minarini, Manuela Bartolini, Cristina Lanni, Michela Rosini
Amyloid is a prominent feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Yet, a linear linkage between amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) and the disease onset and progression has recently been questioned. In this context, the crucial partnership between Aβ and Nrf2 pathways is acquiring paramount importance, offering prospects for deciphering the Aβ-centered disease network. Here, we report on a new class of antiaggregating agents rationally designed to simultaneously activate transcription-based antioxidant responses, whose lead 1 showed interesting properties in a preliminary investigation...
April 25, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416455/protection-from-cr-vi-induced-malignant-cell-transformation-and-tumorigenesis-of-cr-vi-transformed-cells-by-luteolin-through-nrf2-signaling
#4
Young-Ok Son, Poyil Pratheeshkumar, Yuting Wang, Donghern Kim, Zhuo Zhang, Xianglin Shi
Cr(VI) is a well known environmental carcinogen, but its mechanism of action and the measures required to mitigate its effects remain to be investigated. Our previous studies showed that exposure of human bronchial epithelial (BEAS-2B) cells to Cr(VI) caused malignant transformation, that these transformed cells progressed through tumorigenesis, and that luteolin, a natural compound, inhibited both of these processes. The present study investigates the underlying mechanisms by which luteolin protects cells against Cr(VI)-induced transformation and tumorigenesis...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392465/l-carnitine-preserves-cardiac-function-by-activating-p38-mapk-nrf2-signalling-in-hearts-exposed-to-irradiation
#5
Zhigang Fan, Yang Han, Yuanpeng Ye, Chao Liu, Hui Cai
Radiation-induced heart damage (RIHD) is now considered to be one of the causes of mortality in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Cardiac function impairments are clinical manifestations of RIHD. L-carnitine shows protective effects against irradiation and heart disease. This study was aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effects and potential molecular mechanisms of L-carnitine against RIHD. Mouse hearts were exposed to γ-radiation to induce RIHD. L-carnitine at doses of 100mg/Kg and 200mg/Kg was used to treat animals intraperitoneally...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390311/metformin-mitigates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-and-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
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Kerui Fan, Kejia Wu, Ling Lin, Pu Ge, Jie Dai, Xiaojiao He, Kai Hu, Li Zhang
Increasing evidence suggests that the widely used antidiabetic drug metformin have an extensive therapeutic range beyond hypoglycemic therapy. We previously found that metformin significantly attenuated acute hepatitis. The present study investigated the potential effects of metformin on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in mice. The results indicated that treatment with metformin suppressed CCl4-induced elevation of liver index, formation of fibrotic septa, accumulation of connective tissue and upregulation of collagen I...
April 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382390/protective-effect-of-glutamine-on-the-main-and-adjacent-organs-damaged-by-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats
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Renata Minuzzo Hartmann, Francielli Licks, Elizângela Gonçalves Schemitt, Josieli Raskopf Colares, Mariana do Couto Soares, Gilmara Pandolfo Zabot, Henrique Sarubbi Fillmann, Norma Possa Marroni
Intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) causes cellular and tissue damage to the intestine and remote organs such as the liver. Increased production of ROS and nitric oxide and dysregulation of cytoprotective enzymes may be involved in intestinal I/R. The aim was to evaluate the protective effects of glutamine on the intestine and liver of rats with intestinal I/R injury. Twenty male Wistar rats (300 g) were divided into four groups: sham-operated (SO), glutamine + SO (G + SO), I/R, and glutamine + I/R (G + I/R)...
April 5, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381791/anti-oxidative-activity-of-hydrolysate-from-rice-bran-protein-in-hepg2-cells
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Chie Moritani, Kayoko Kawakami, Akiko Fujita, Koji Kawakami, Tadashi Hatanaka, Seiji Tsuboi
Glutathione (GSH) is an ubiquitous thiol-containing tripeptide, which plays important roles in cellular protection from oxidative stress. In our search for a dietary source that can increase glutathione (GSH) levels, we discovered that a 24 h treatment of HepG2 cells with rice bran protein hydrolysate (RBPH), prepared by Umamizyme G-catalyzed hydrolysis, increased the GSH content in a dose-dependent manner. RBPH elevated the expression levels ofγ-glutamylcysteine synthetase (γ-GCS), which constitutes the rate-limiting enzyme of GSH synthesis, and of another two enzymes, hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1) and NAD(P)H quinone oxidoreductase1 (NQO1)...
April 6, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370349/the-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-nrf2-antioxidant-response-promotes-melanocyte-viability-and-reduces-toxicity-of-the-vitiligo-inducing-phenol-monobenzone
#9
Omotayo A Arowojolu, Seth J Orlow, Nada Elbuluk, Prashiela Manga
Vitiligo, characterized by progressive melanocyte death, can be initiated by exposure to vitiligo-inducing phenols (VIPs). VIPs generate oxidative stress in melanocytes and activate the master antioxidant regulator NRF2. While NRF2-regulated antioxidants are reported to protect melanocytes from oxidative stress, the role of NRF2 in the melanocyte response to monobenzone, a clinically relevant VIP, has not been characterized. We hypothesized that activation of NRF2 may protect melanocytes from monobenzone-induced toxicity...
March 31, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367064/role-of-nrf2-signaling-pathway-in-the-radiation-tolerance-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#10
Tao Wang, Peng Hu, Bo Li, Jun-Peng Zhang, Yu-Feng Cheng, Ye-Min Liang
We aimed to investigate the relationship between the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway and the radiation tolerance of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). From January 2015 to January 2016, 117 patients with HNSCC were enrolled in our study and assigned into the sensitive and tolerance groups based on curative effect. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was conducted to measure protein expressions of Nrf2, heme oxygenase-1 (HO1), NADPH quinine oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) and glutathione S-transferase (GST)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337145/dioscin-protects-anit-induced-intrahepatic-cholestasis-through-regulating-transporters-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
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Hong Yao, Youwei Xu, Lianhong Yin, Xufeng Tao, Lina Xu, Yan Qi, Xu Han, Pengyuan Sun, Kexin Liu, Jinyong Peng
Intrahepatic cholestasis, a clinical syndrome, is caused by excessive accumulation of bile acids in body and liver. Proper regulation of bile acids in liver cells is critical for liver injury. We previously reported the effects of dioscin against α-naphthylisothio- cyanate (ANIT)-induced cholestasis in rats. However, the pharmacological and mechanism data are limited. In our work, the animals of rats and mice, and Sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCHs) were caused by ANIT, and dioscin was used for the treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300285/hx-1171-a-novel-nrf2-activator-induces-nqo1-and-hmox1-expression
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Jimin Kim, Su-Hyun Shin, Young-Eun Ko, Tokutaro Miki, Heung-Mo Bae, Jong-Koo Kang, Jae Wha Kim
HX-1171 (1-O-hexyl-2,3,5-trimethylhydroquinone) is a novel synthesized vitamin E derivative, which reportedly has positive effects on various diseases and conditions, such as liver fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis, and cancer. In this study, we analyzed the transcriptional activity induced by HX-1171. Results from reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and promoter assays reveal that HX-1171 increased the expression of NQO1 and HMOX1, encoding antioxidant-related enzymes, in A549 human lung epithelial cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295950/sulforaphane-attenuates-di-n-butylphthalate-induced-reproductive-damage-in-pubertal-mice-involvement-of-the-nrf2-antioxidant-system
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Xu-Ping Jiang, Jing-Yuan Tang, Zhen Xu, Peng Han, Zhi-Qiang Qin, Cheng-di Yang, Shang-Qian Wang, Min Tang, Wei Wang, Chao Qin, Yang Xu, Bai-Xin Shen, Wei-Min Zhou, Wei Zhang
di-N-butylphthalate (DBP) is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant used for plastic coating and in the cosmetics industry. It has toxic effects on body health, especially the male reproductive system. Here, we investigated the effects of DBP on the male reproductive system of pubertal mice and explored the protective role of sulforaphane (SFN). The results showed that DBP significantly reduced the anogenital distance, testicular weight, sperm count and motility, and plasma and testicular testosterone levels and significantly increased the oxidative stress, sperm abnormalities, and testicular cell apoptosis...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283797/influence-of-nrf2-activators-on-subcellular-skeletal-muscle-protein-and-dna-synthesis-rates-after-6%C3%A2-weeks-of-milk-protein-feeding-in-older-adults
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Adam R Konopka, Jaime L Laurin, Robert V Musci, Christopher A Wolff, Justin J Reid, Laurie M Biela, Qian Zhang, Fredrick F Peelor, Christopher L Melby, Karyn L Hamilton, Benjamin F Miller
In older adults, chronic oxidative and inflammatory stresses are associated with an impaired increase in skeletal muscle protein synthesis after acute anabolic stimuli. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and Protandim have been shown to activate nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (Nrf2), a transcription factor for the antioxidant response element and anti-inflammatory pathways. This study tested the hypothesis that compared to a placebo control (CON), CLA and Protandim would increase skeletal muscle subcellular protein (myofibrillar, mitochondrial, cytoplasmic) and DNA synthesis in older adults after 6 weeks of milk protein feeding...
March 10, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274305/-protective-effect-of-quercetin-against-immunological-liver-injury-through-activating-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
#15
Caibing Wei, Liandi Zhou, Yuzhen Zhang, Jiawei Zhang, Qihui Zhang, Kun Tao
Objective To observe the protective effect of quercetin against immunological liver injury induced by triptolide, and investigate the involvement of Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway in the protection. Methods Fifty C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into five groups: control group, model group, (20, 50, 80) mg/kg quercetin pre-treatment groups. Each group included 10 mice. The mice were treated with different doses of quercetin once daily for consecutive 10 days. At the end of the experiment, triptolide (500 μg/kg) was given intragastrically to induce immunological liver injury in all groups except for the control group...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254546/relb-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-apoptosis-in-association-with-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
#16
Matthew Iu, Michela Zago, Angela Rico de Souza, Manuella Bouttier, Swati Pareek, John H White, Qutayba Hamid, David H Eidelman, Carolyn J Baglole
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic and prevalent respiratory disease caused primarily by long term inhalation of cigarette smoke. A major hallmark of COPD is elevated apoptosis of structural lung cells including fibroblasts. The NF-κB member RelB may suppress apoptosis in response to cigarette smoke, but its role in lung cell survival is not known. RelB may act as a pro-survival factor by controlling the expression of superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2). SOD2 is also regulated by the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that suppresses cigarette smoke-induced apoptosis...
February 27, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253885/the-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-nrf2-activator-dh404-protects-against-diabetes-induced-endothelial-dysfunction
#17
Arpeeta Sharma, Luddwi Rizky, Nada Stefanovic, Mitchel Tate, Rebecca H Ritchie, Keith W Ward, Judy B de Haan
BACKGROUND: Vascular dysfunction is a pivotal event in the development of diabetes-associated vascular disease. Increased inflammation and oxidative stress are major contributors to vascular dysfunction. Nrf2, a master regulator of several anti-oxidant genes and a suppressor of inflammatory NF-κB, has potential as a target to combat oxidative stress and inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a novel Nrf2 activator, the bardoxolone methyl derivative dh404, on endothelial function in vitro and in vivo...
March 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250190/activation-of-nrf2-antioxidant-signaling-by-1-25-dihydroxycholecalciferol-prevents-leptin-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-human-endothelial-cells
#18
Thaisa M Teixeira, Danielly C da Costa, Angela C Resende, Christophe O Soulage, Flavia F Bezerra, Julio B Daleprane
Background: Obesity is associated with hyperleptinemia and endothelial dysfunction. Hyperleptinemia has been reported to induce both oxidative stress and inflammation by increasing reactive oxygen species production.Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [1,25(OH)2D3] against leptin-induced oxidative stress and inflammation in human endothelial cells.Methods: Small interfering RNA (siRNA) were used to knock down the expression of vitamin D receptor (VDR) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249220/chloroquine-attenuates-paraquat-induced-lung-injury-in-mice-by-altering-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-fibrosis
#19
Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Hongyu Zhao, Lichun Zhang, Tiegang Li, Min Zhao
Paraquat is one of the most extensively used herbicides and has high toxicity for humans and animals. However, there is no effective treatment for paraquat poisoning. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of chloroquine on paraquat-induced lung injury in mice. Mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of paraquat and a daily intraperitoneal injection of the indicated dosages of chloroquine or dexamethasone. The histological changes, inflammation and oxidative stress in the lungs were examined at day 3, and the degree of pulmonary fibrosis was examined at day 28...
February 25, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246026/the-novel-nrf2-inducer-tfm-735-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-mice
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Chika Higashi, Atsuko Kawaji, Naoto Tsuda, Makiko Hayashi, Ryota Saito, Yoko Yagishita, Takafumi Suzuki, Akira Uruno, Masaki Nakamura, Kazunari Nakao, Shoji Furusako, Masayuki Yamamoto
The transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key regulator of cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stress. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, is characterized by progressive demyelination and neurodegeneration induced by inflammation and oxidative stress. The induction of Nrf2 signaling has been shown to inhibit disease development and progression in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of MS in mice. In the present study, we performed a high-throughput screening assay using a chimeric construct of the N-terminal portion of Nrf2 fused to LacZ...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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