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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790749/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-8-hydroxydaidzein-in-lps-stimulated-bv2-microglial-cells-via-activation-of-nrf2-antioxidant-and-attenuation-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-signaling-pathways-as-well-as-inhibition-of-cox-2-activity
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Pei-Shan Wu, Hsiou-Yu Ding, Jui-Hung Yen, Shu-Fen Chen, Kuan-Han Lee, Ming-Jiuan Wu
It was demonstrated that isoflavones can cross the blood-brain barrier, making them desirable candidate agents for the prevention of neurological symptoms. 8-Hydroxydaidzein (8-OHD, 4',7,8-trihydoxyisoflavone) is an isoflavone found only in fermented soy food. Current results showed that 8-OHD inhibited LPS-stimulated production of nitric oxide (NO) and proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6, by inhibiting gene expression in BV2 microglial cells. Moreover, 8-OHD markedly quenched reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activated NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) so as to upregulate expression of Phase II enzymes, including heme oxygenase (HO)-1, NAD(P)H quinone dehydrogenase 1 (NQO1), and the modifier subunit of glutamate cysteine ligase (GCLM)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775890/triterpenic-acids-enriched-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-attenuates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-improving-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Meng-Ge Zhao, Xue-Ping Sheng, Ya-Ping Huang, Yi-Ting Wang, Cui-Hua Jiang, Jian Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin
The effects of triterpenic acids-enriched fraction from Cyclocarya paliurus (CPT) on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were investigated using in vivo and in vitro models. In high fat diet-induced Wister rats, CPT significantly increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and glutathione/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) ratio, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PCO) levels. Moreover, CPT restored mitochondrial membrane potential dysfunction, decreased cytochrome P450 enzyme 2E1 (CYP2E1) activity, improved nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase1 (HO-1) expression...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775573/indole-3-carbinol-i3c-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-murine-breast-adenocarcinoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-dox-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%AE-blocking-angiogenesis-and-regulation-of-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
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Subhadip Hajra, Arup Ranjan Patra, Abhishek Basu, Prosenjit Saha, Sudin Bhattacharya
Various epidemiological and preclinical studies have already established the cancer chemopreventive potential of naturally occurring glucosinolate breakdown product Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) as well as its abilities to induce selective cell death towards malignant cell. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to improve the therapeutic efficacy and prevention of doxorubicin (DOX)-induced toxicity, by the concurrent use of Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C). In this study, I3C was administered (20 mg/kg b.w., p...
May 15, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750296/hyperoside-protects-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-against-oxidative-damage-induced-by-oxalic-acid
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Yongliang Chen, Lihong Ye, Wangjian Li, Dongzhang Li, Feng Li
The majority of renal calculi (kidney stones) are calcium stones. Oxidative damage to renal tubular epithelial cells induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is the predominant cause of calcium oxalate stone formation. Hyperoside (Hyp) is a flavonol glycoside extracted from medicinal plants and appears to exhibit potent antioxidant activity in various cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of Hyp on renal cells exposed to oxidative stress simulated by oxalic acid (OA), and to determine whether the underlying mechanism involves the nuclear factor E2‑related factor2 (Nrf2)‑antioxidative response element signaling pathway...
May 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748533/p53-attenuates-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-regulating-drug-metabolizing-enzymes-and-transporter-expression
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Jiahong Sun, Yajie Wen, Yanying Zhou, Yiming Jiang, Yixin Chen, Huizheng Zhang, Lihuan Guan, Xinpeng Yao, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the most frequent cause of drug-induced acute liver failure. Inhibition of APAP metabolic activation and promotion in APAP disposition are important to protect against APAP-induced liver injury. Tumor suppressor p53 is traditionally recognized as a surveillance molecule to preserve genome integrity. Recent studies have emerged on discovering its functions in metabolic regulation. Our previous study reported that p53 promoted bile acid disposition and alleviated cholestastic syndrome...
May 10, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743984/ingredients-from-litsea-garrettii-as-potential-preventive-agents-against-oxidative-insult-and-inflammatory-response
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Yan-Ru Li, Guo-Hui Li, Lin Sun, Lin Li, Yue Liu, De-Gang Kong, Shu-Qi Wang, Dong-Mei Ren, Xiao-Ning Wang, Hong-Xiang Lou, Tao Shen
Oxidative stress and inflammation undoubtedly contribute to the pathogenesis of many human diseases. The nuclear transcription factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) and the nuclear factor κ B (NF- κ B) play central roles in regulation of oxidative stress and inflammation and thus are targets for developing agents against oxidative stress- and inflammation-related diseases. Our previous study indicated that the EtOH extract of Litsea garrettii protected human bronchial epithelial cells against oxidative insult via the activation of Nrf2...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743974/simvastatin-treatment-upregulates-ho-1-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-but-independently-of-nrf2
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Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Aleksandra Kopacz, Damian Kloska, Branislav Zagrapan, Christoph Neumayer, Anna Grochot-Przeczek, Ihor Huk, Christine Brostjan, Jozef Dulak, Alicja Jozkowicz
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), encoded by HMOX1 gene and regulated by Nrf2 transcription factor, is a cytoprotective enzyme. Its deficiency may exacerbate abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development, which is also often associated with hyperlipidemia. Beneficial effects of statins, the broadly used antilipidemic drugs, were attributed to modulation of Nrf2/HO-1 axis. However, the effect of statins on Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in patients with AAA has not been studied yet. We analyzed AAA tissue from patients treated with simvastatin ( N  = 28) or without statins ( N  = 14)...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737854/halobenzoquinone-induced-alteration-of-gene-expression-associated-with-oxidative-stress-signaling-pathways
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Jinhua Li, Birget Moe, Yanming Liu, Xing-Fang Li
Halobenzoquinones (HBQs) are emerging disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that effectively induce reactive oxygen species and oxidative damage in vitro. However, impacts of HBQs on oxidative stress related gene expression have not been investigated. In this study, we examined alteration in the expression of 44 genes, related to oxidative stress-induced signaling pathways, in human uroepithelial cells (SV-HUC-1) upon exposure to six HBQs. The results show structure-dependent effects of HBQs on the studied gene expression...
May 8, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733330/benefits-of-caloric-restriction-in-longevity-and-chemical-induced-tumorigenesis-are-transmitted-independent-of-nqo1
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Alberto Diaz-Ruiz, Andrea Di Francesco, Bethany A Carboneau, Sophia R Levan, Kevin J Pearson, Nathan L Price, Theresa M Ward, Michel Bernier, Rafael de Cabo, Evi M Mercken
Caloric restriction (CR) is the most potent nonpharmacological intervention known to both protect against carcinogenesis and delay aging in laboratory animals. There is a growing number of anticarcinogens and CR mimetics that activate NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1). We have previously shown that NQO1, an antioxidant enzyme that acts as an energy sensor through modulation of intracellular redox and metabolic state, is upregulated by CR. Here, we used NQO1-knockout (KO) mice to investigate the role of NQO1 in both the aging process and tumor susceptibility, specifically in the context of CR...
May 4, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731194/lipoxin-a4-inhibits-uv-radiation-induced-skin-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-mice
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R M Martinez, V Fattori, P Saito, C B P Melo, S M Borghi, I C Pinto, A J C Bussmann, M M Baracat, S R Georgetti, W A Verri, R Casagrande
BACKGROUND: Lipoxin A4 (LXA4 ) is a metabolic product of arachidonic acid. Despite potent anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution activities, it remains to be determined if LXA4 has effect on ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced skin inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of systemic administration with LXA4 on UV radiation-induced inflammation and oxidative damage in the skin of mice. METHODS: Varied parameters of inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin of mice were evaluated after UV radiation (4...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725495/characterization-of-the-antioxidant-effects-of-%C3%AE-oryzanol-involvement-of-the-nrf2-pathway
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W Rungratanawanich, G Abate, M M Serafini, M Guarienti, M Catanzaro, M Marziano, M Memo, C Lanni, D Uberti
γ -Oryzanol (ORY) is well known for its antioxidant potential. However, the mechanism by which ORY exerts its antioxidant effect is still unclear. In this paper, the antioxidant properties of ORY were investigated for its potential effects as a reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) scavenger and in activating antioxidant-promoting intracellular pathways utilizing the human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293). The 24 h ORY exposure significantly prevented hydrogen peroxide- (H2 O2 -) induced ROS/RNS production at 3 h, and this effect was sustained for at least 24 h...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725048/glycine-n-methyltransferase-inhibits-aristolochic-acid-nephropathy-by-increasing-cyp3a44-and-decreasing-nqo1-expression-in-female-mouse-hepatocytes
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Ming-Min Chang, Chang-Ni Lin, Cheng-Chieh Fang, Marcelo Chen, Peir-In Liang, Wei-Ming Li, Bi-Wen Yeh, Hung-Chi Cheng, Bu-Miin Huang, Wen-Jeng Wu, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
Plants containing aristolochic acids (AA) are nephrotoxins. Glycine N-methyltransferase (GNMT) acts to bind environmental toxins such as benzo(a)pyrene and aflatoxin B1, translocate into nucleus, and alter hepatic metabolism. This study aims to determine the role of GNMT in AA-induced nephropathy. We established an AA nephropathy mouse model and found that AA type I (AAI)-induced nephropathy at a lower concentration in male than in female mice, implying sex differences in AAI resistance. Microarray analysis and AAI-treated mouse models showed that GNMT moderately reduced AAI-induced nephropathy by lowering the upregulated level of NQO1 in male, but significantly improved the nephropathy additionally by increasing Cyp3A44/3A41 in female...
May 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704732/paeonol-alleviated-acute-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-via-sirt1-nrf2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Xing Sun, Peng Wang, Li-Ping Yao, Wei Wang, Yi-Meng Gao, Jing Zhang, Yu-Jie Fu
In this study, the beneficial effect of paeonol on acute alcohol-induced liver injury and the basic mechanisms were investigated. in vitro, HepG2 cells were treated with paeonol for 24 h before it were exposed to alcohol for 24 h. in vivo, male C57BL/6 mice were used to establish alcohol-induced liver injury models by oral gavage of alcohol (5 g/kg BW). Paeonol pretreatment showed statistically significant reduction in alcohol-induced ROS, MDA, IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, and nitric oxide, while GSH content was retained (P < 0...
April 22, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693453/identification-of-a-novel-small-molecule-keap1-nrf2-ppi-inhibitor-with-cytoprotective-effects-on-lps-induced-cardiomyopathy
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Cheng-Shi Jiang, Chun-Lin Zhuang, Kongkai Zhu, Juan Zhang, Luis Alexandre Muehlmann, João Paulo Figueiró Longo, Ricardo Bentes Azevedo, Wen Zhang, Ning Meng, Hua Zhang
A new Keap1-Nrf2 protein-protein interaction (PPI) inhibitor ZJ01 was identified from our compound library by fluorescence polarization assay, surface plasmon resonance, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation. ZJ01 could in vitro trigger Nrf2 nuclear translocation, subsequently resulting in increased mRNA levels of Nrf2 target genes HO-1 and NQO1. Meanwhile, ZJ01 suppressed LPS-induced production of ROS and the mRNA levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6 in H9c2 cardiac cells...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693091/ginnalin-a-from-kujin-tea-acer-tataricum-subsp-ginnala-exhibits-a-colorectal-cancer-chemoprevention-effect-via-activation-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway
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Wu Bi, Chun-Nian He, Xiao-Xiao Li, Liu-Ying Zhou, Rui-Jie Liu, Sai Zhang, Guo-Qing Li, Zhu-Chu Chen, Peng-Fei Zhang
Ginnalin A (also known as acertannin) is one of the most important phenolic compounds of several beverage Acer plants. In this study, it is reported for the first time that ginnalin A is an activator of the Nrf2 signaling pathway in human colon cancer cells. Ginnalin A, isolated from the leaves of Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala, exhibited promising preventive activity against colon cancer cells (HCT116, SW480 and SW620) with IC50 values of 24.8 μM, 22.0 μM and 39.7 μM, respectively. In addition, it significantly reduced the colony formation of these cells...
April 25, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689272/ontogeny-and-aging-of-nrf2-pathway-genes-in-livers-of-rats
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Shang-Fu Xu, Li-Li Ji, Qin Wu, Jin Li, Jie Liu
The Nrf2/Keap1 antioxidant system plays important roles in protecting against oxidative stress and toxic stimuli, which may vary in infants, elderly, and females. AIM: The constitutive expression of the Nrf2 genes during development and aging in both sexes would help our understanding of the Nrf2/Keap1 pathway in toxicological studies. MAIN METHODS: Sprague Dawley rat livers were collected at 11 age points from prenatal (-2d), neonatal (1, 7, 14 and 21d), at puberty (28 and 35d), at adulthood (60 and 180d), to aging (540 and 800d) from both sexes...
April 21, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688134/genistein-attenuates-brain-damage-induced-by-transient-cerebral-ischemia-through-up-regulation-of-nrf2-expression-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Zhong-Yan Miao, Xu Xia, Lu Che, Yan-Tao Song
OBJECTIVE: Postmenopausal women possess higher incidence of stroke and worse prognosis. Although estrogen replacement therapy has obvious neuroprotective effects against stroke, it is always accompanied with several adverse effects and undesired outcomes. Genistein, a natural phytoestrogen, has been indicated to be a potential neuroprotective alternative for postmenopausal women against stroke. However, the role and mechanism of genistein's neuroprotective effects against stroke in ovariectomized rats have rarely been explored...
April 24, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684505/protective-effects-of-sulforaphane-on-cognitive-impairments-and-ad-like-lesions-in-diabetic-mice-are-associated-with-the-upregulation-of-nrf2-transcription-activity
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Die Pu, Yuxing Zhao, Jinliang Chen, Yue Sun, Ankang Lv, Shiyu Zhu, Cheng Luo, Kexiang Zhao, Qian Xiao
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-associated oxidative stress contributes to cognitive deficiencies and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Sulforaphane (SFN) is a pharmacological activator of Nrf2 that provokes Nrf2-mediated intracellular defenses, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory responses, under oxidative stress (OS) conditions. This study investigated the effects of SFN on DM-related cognitive decline and its potential mechanisms. Morris water maze (MWM) tests showed that SFN (1 mg/kg i.p. for 28 days) mitigated the cognitive decline of db/db mice, a transgenic mouse model of T2DM...
April 20, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676103/-protective-effect-and-mechanism-of-p-hydroxybenzaldehyde-on-blood-brain-barrier
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Yan-Ping Zhu, Xin Li, Yao Du, Lu Zhang, Li Ran, Ning-Na Zhou
The disruption of blood-brain barrier(BBB) induced by oxidative stress is an important pathological reaction which results in secondary brain injury during the cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. This study was designed to investigate the protective effect and mechanism of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (p-HBA) from Gastrodia elata on BBB. The BBB is mainly consisted of vascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, so brain microvascular endothelial cell line (bEnd.3) and astrocytes (Ast) in mice were used in this study to establish BBB model...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676102/-effects-of-flavonoids-from-gynostemma-pentaphyllum-on-a549-cells-damaged-by-hydrogen-peroxide
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Yu-Rong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei-Ye Cui, Xiang-Lan Piao
This study focuses on the therapeutical effect of flavonoids from Gynostemma pentaphyllum on human lung carcinoma A549 cells induced by H₂O₂ oxidative stress and its possible mechanisms. The oxidative damage model was established using different concentrations H₂O₂ to induce A549 cell for different hours, and then treated with the flavonoids for 10 hours. The effects of flavonoids from G. pentaphyllum on cell viability of A549 cell damaged by H₂O₂ were detected by MTT assay. The contents of ROS were detected by DCFH-DA fluorescent probe method via flow cytometer...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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