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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222403/muscular-effects-of-vitamin-d-in-young-athletes-and-non-athletes-and-in-the-elderly
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Nikolaos E Koundourakis, Pavlina D Avgoustinaki, Niki Malliaraki, Andrew N Margioris
Muscles are major targets of vitamin D. Exposure of skeletal muscles to vitamin D induces the expression of multiple myogenic transcription factors enhancing muscle cell proliferation and differentiation. At the same time vitamin D suppresses the expression of myostatin, a negative regulator of muscle mass. Moreover, vitamin D increases the number of type II or fast twitch muscle cells and in particular that of type IIA cells, while its deficiency causes type IIA cell atrophy. Furthermore, vitamin D supplementation in young males with low vitamin D levels increases the percentage of type IIA fibers in muscles, causing an increase in muscular high power output...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221973/a-bioprocessed-polysaccharide-from-lentinus-edodes-mycelia-cultures-with-turmeric-protects-chicks-from-a-lethal-challenge-of-salmonella-gallinarum
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Dalmuri Han, Hyung Tae Lee, June Bong Lee, Yongbaek Kim, Sang Jong Lee, Jang Won Yoon
Our previous studies demonstrated that a bioprocessed polysaccharide (BPP) isolated from Lentinus edodes mushroom mycelia cultures supplemented with black rice bran can protect mice against Salmonella lipopolysaccharide-induced endotoxemia and reduce the mortality from Salmonella Typhimurium infection through upregulated T-helper 1 immunity. Here, we report that a BPP from L. edodes mushroom mycelia liquid cultures supplemented with turmeric (referred to as BPP-turmeric) alters chicken macrophage responses against avian-adapted Salmonella Gallinarum and protects chicks against a lethal challenge from Salmonella Gallinarum...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217374/plecanatide-mediated-activation-of-guanylate-cyclase-c-suppresses-inflammation-induced-colorectal-carcinogenesis-in-apc-min-fccc-mice
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Wen-Chi L Chang, Shet Masih, Anusha Thadi, Viren Patwa, Apoorva Joshi, Harry S Cooper, Vaseem A Palejwala, Margie L Clapper, Kunwar Shailubhai
AIM: To evaluate the effect of orally administered plecanatide on colorectal dysplasia in Apc(+/Min-FCCC) mice with dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced inflammation. METHODS: Inflammation driven colorectal carcinogenesis was induced in Apc(+/Min-FCCC) mice by administering DSS in their drinking water. Mice were fed a diet supplemented with plecanatide (0-20 ppm) and its effect on the multiplicity of histopathologically confirmed polypoid, flat and indeterminate dysplasia was evaluated...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216083/maternal-vitamin-d-sufficiency-and-reduced-placental-gene-expression-in-angiogenic-biomarkers-related-to-comorbidities-of-pregnancy
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Elizabeth V Schulz, Lori Cruze, Wei Wei, John Gehris, Carol L Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has been shown to optimize production of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] during pregnancy at approximately 100nmoles/L, which has pronounced effects on fetal health outcomes. Additionally, associations are noted between low maternal 25(OH)D concentrations and vascular pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia. To further elucidate the effects of vitamin D activity in pregnancy, we investigated the role of maternal 25(OH)D, the nutritional indicator of vitamin D status, in relation to placental maintenance and, specifically, expression of placental gene targets related to angiogenesis and vitamin D metabolism...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212548/branched-chain-amino-acids-prevent-hepatic-fibrosis-and-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Kai Takegoshi, Masao Honda, Hikari Okada, Riuta Takabatake, Naoto Matsuzawa-Nagata, Jean S Campbell, Masashi Nishikawa, Tetsuro Shimakami, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Yoshio Sakai, Taro Yamashita, Toshinari Takamura, Takuji Tanaka, Shuichi Kaneko
Oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA; leucine, isoleucine, and valine) in patients with liver cirrhosis potentially suppresses the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and improves event-free survival. However, the detailed mechanisms of BCAA action have not been fully elucidated. BCAA were administered to atherogenic and high-fat (Ath+HF) diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice. Liver histology, tumor incidence, and gene expression profiles were evaluated. Ath+HF diet mice developed hepatic tumors at a high frequency at 68 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210955/the-effects-of-igf-1-on-tnf-%C3%AE-treated-drg-neurons-by-modulating-atf3-and-gap-43-expression-via-pi3k-akt-s6k-signaling-pathway
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Lei Zhang, Yaping Yue, Meishuo Ouyang, Huaxiang Liu, Zhenzhong Li
Upregulation of the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) is involved in the development and progression of numerous neurological disorders. Recent reports have challenged the concept that TNF-α exhibits only deleterious effects of pro-inflammatory destruction, and have raised the awareness that it may play a beneficial role in neuronal growth and function in particular conditions, which prompts us to further investigate the role of this cytokine. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a cytokine possessing powerful neuroprotective effects in promoting neuronal survival, neuronal differentiation, neurite elongation, and neurite regeneration...
February 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210626/osteogenic-differentiation-capacity-of-in-vitro-cultured-human-skeletal-muscle-for-expedited-bone-tissue-engineering
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Chunlei Miao, Lulu Zhou, Lufeng Tian, Yingjie Zhang, Wei Zhang, Fanghong Yang, Tianyi Liu, Shengjian Tang, Fangjun Liu
Expedited bone tissue engineering employs the biological stimuli to harness the intrinsic regenerative potential of skeletal muscle to trigger the reparative process in situ to improve or replace biological functions. When genetically modified with adenovirus mediated BMP2 gene transfer, muscle biopsies from animals have demonstrated success in regenerating bone within rat bony defects. However, it is uncertain whether the human adult skeletal muscle displays an osteogenic potential in vitro when a suitable biological trigger is applied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209841/salicylic-acid-dependent-plant-stress-signalling-via-mitochondrial-succinate-dehydrogenase
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Katharina Belt, Shaobai Huang, Louise F Thatcher, Hayley Casarotto, Karam Singh, Olivier Van Aken, A Harvey Millar
Mitochondria are known for their role in ATP production and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), but little is known about the mechanism of their early involvement in plant stress signalling. The role of mitochondrial succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) in salicylic acid (SA) signalling was analysed using two mutants; disrupted in stress response 1 (dsr1) which is a point mutation in SDH1 identified in a loss of SA signalling screen, and a knockdown mutant (sdhaf2) for SDH assembly factor 2 that is required for FAD insertion into SDH1...
February 16, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209621/prominent-oncogenic-roles-of-evi1-in-breast-carcinoma
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Hui Wang, Thorsten Schaefer, Martina Konantz, Martin Braun, Zsuzsanna Varga, Anna M Paczulla, Selina Reich, Francis Jacob, Sven Perner, Holger Moch, Tanja Fehm, Lothar Kanz, Klaus Schulze-Osthoff, Claudia Lengerke
Overexpression of the EVI1 oncogene is associated typically with aggressive myeloid leukemia, but is also detectable in breast carcinoma (BC) where its contributions are unexplored. Analyzing a tissue microarray of 608 BC patient specimens, we documented EVI1 overexpression in both estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) and estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) BC. Here we report prognostic relevance of EVI1 overexpression in triple-negative BC (TNBC) but not in the HER2-positive BC subset. In human breast cancer cells, EVI1 silencing reduced proliferation, apoptosis resistance and tumorigenicity, effects rescued by estrogen supplementation in ER+ BC cells...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208647/soy-leaf-extract-exerts-atheroprotective-effects-via-modulation-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-2-and-adhesion-molecules
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Jong-Min Han, Hua Li, Moon-Hee Cho, Seung-Hwa Baek, Chul-Ho Lee, Ho-Yong Park, Tae-Sook Jeong
Soy-leaf extracts exert their cardioprotective effects by inducing endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the arteries, and they favorably modulate the serum lipid profile. In this study, we investigated the atheroprotective effects of an ethanol extract of soy leaf (ESL) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and high-cholesterol diet (HCD)-fed low-density lipoprotein receptor deficient (LDLR-/-) mice. ESL induced the expression of Krüppel-like factor 2 (KLF2), an endothelial transcription factor, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and suppressed the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) through moderate inflammatory signal activation, not only in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated HUVECs but also in 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC)-stimulated HUVECs...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205459/effects-of-an-antagonistic-analog-of-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-on-endometriosis-in-a-mouse-model-and-in-vitro
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Frank Köster, Li Jin, Yuanming Shen, Andrew V Schally, Ren-Zhi Cai, Norman L Block, Daniela Hornung, Gabriele Marschner, Achim Rody, Jörg B Engel, Dominique Finas
Endometriosis is a benign gynecologic disorder causing dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and subfertility. Receptors for the growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) were found in endometriotic tissues. Antagonists of GHRH have been used to inhibit the growth of endometriotic endometrial stromal cells. In this study, the GHRH receptor splice variant (SV) 1 was detected in human endometrial tissue samples by Western blots and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The highest messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels of SV1 were found in eutopic endometrium from patients with endometriosis compared to ectopic endometriotic tissues and endometrium from normal patients...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196859/dietary-nitrite-reverses-features-of-postmenopausal-metabolic-syndrome-induced-by-high-fat-diet-and-ovariectomy-in-mice
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Kazuo Ohtake, Nobuyuki Ehara, Hiroshige Chiba, Genya Nakano, Kunihiro Sonoda, Junta Ito, Hiroyuki Uchida, Jun Kobayashi
Menopausal women are at greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome with reduced endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activity. Hormone replacement therapy increases eNOS activity and normalizes some characteristics of metabolic syndrome. We hypothesized that nitric oxide (NO) supplementation should have a therapeutic effect in this syndrome. We examined the effect of dietary nitrite on mice model with postmenopausal metabolic syndrome induced by ovariectomy (OVX) with high fat diet (HF). C57BL/6 female mice were divided into five groups, sham+normal fat diet (NF), sham+ HF, OVX+HF without or with sodium nitrite (50mg and 150mg/L) in drinking water...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194261/gelidium-amansii-extract-ameliorates-obesity-by-down-regulating-adipogenic-transcription-factors-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Ji-Hye Kang, Hyun-Ah Lee, Hak-Ju Kim, Ji-Sook Han
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In this study, we investigated whether Gelidium amansii extract (GAE) ameliorates obesity in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice. MATERIALS/METHODS: The mice were maintained on a high-fat diet (HD) for 5 weeks to generate the DIO mouse model. And then mice fed HD plus 0.5% (GAE1), 1% (GAE2) or 2% (GAE3) for 8 weeks. RESULTS: After the experimental period, GAE-supplemented groups were significantly lower than the HD group in body weight gain and liver weight...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193316/polydatin-improves-the-developmental-competence-of-bovine-embryos-in-vitro-via-induction-of-sirtuin-1-sirt1
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Imran Khan, Sung Woo Kim, Kyung-Lim Lee, Seok-Hwan Song, Ayman Mesalam, M M R Chowdhury, Zia Uddin, Ki Hun Park, Il-Keun Kong
The aim of the present study was to investigate the beneficial effect of polydatin (PD), the glycoside form of resveratrol, on embryo development in vitro. Oocytes were aspirated from ovaries of Korean Hanwoo cows and cultured until Day 8 in a humidified atmosphere of 5% CO2 in air at 38.5°C. Protein and gene expression levels were determined through confocal microscopy and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction respectively, whereas the number of total and apoptotic cells in Day 8 blastocysts was determined using Hoechst 33342 staining and terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-digoxigenin nick end-labelling...
February 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193308/review-exogenous-butyrate-implications-for-the-functional-development-of-ruminal-epithelium-and-calf-performance
#15
B Niwińska, E Hanczakowska, M B Arciszewski, R Klebaniuk
The importance of the use of exogenous butyrate in calves' diets is due to its role as a factor stimulating the functional development of ruminal epithelium and improving calf performance during the transition from preruminant to ruminant status. Our review will first present results related to effects of the administration of butyrate in calves' diets on the development of ruminal epithelium toward a more effective absorption and metabolism of fermentation products from the rumen. The introduction of sodium butyrate at a level of about 0...
February 14, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191670/involvement-of-the-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-signaling-pathway-in-bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-stimulated-osteogenic-differentiation-and-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-production-in-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts
#16
Kirara Furue, Kotaro Sena, Kenji Sakoda, Toshiaki Nakamura, Kazuyuki Noguchi
Recent studies have shown that bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP-9) can induce osteogenic differentiation in human periodontal stem cells and human periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs). Bone morphogenetic protein 9 may be used in periodontal tissue regeneration because of its potent osteoinductive ability. Human periodontal ligament cells also have been demonstrated to produce stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1), which is important for stem-cell homing and recruitment to injured sites. In the present study, we examined the involvement of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling axis in osteogenic differentiation and SDF-1 production in human PDLFs stimulated with BMP-9 in osteogenic medium supplemented with dexamethasone and ascorbic acid...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186459/bioactivity-of-carotenoids-chasms-of-knowledge
#17
Torsten Bohn
Carotenoid dietary intake, especially within fruits/vegetables and their plasma levels have been associated in many epidemiological studies with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases, including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, several types of cancer, and agerelated macular degeneration. However, intervention trials with isolated carotenoids (as supplements) have fallen short of fulfi lling the hopes that were placed in these lipophilic pigments, often producing no positive or even adverse effects, such as increased lung cancer rate or total mortality...
February 10, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153841/cholic-acid-feeding-leads-to-increased-cyp2d6-expression-in-cyp2d6-humanized-mice
#18
Xian Pan, Rebecca Kent, Kyoung-Jae Won, Hyunyoung Jeong
Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) is a major drug-metabolizing enzyme, but factors governing transcriptional regulation of its expression remain poorly understood. Based on previous reports of small heterodimer partner (SHP) playing an important role as a transcriptional repressor of CYP2D6 expression, here we investigated how a known upstream regulator of SHP expression, namely cholestasis triggered by cholic acid (CA) feeding in mice, can lead to altered CYP2D6 expression. To this end, CYP2D6-humanized (Tg-CYP2D6) mice were fed with CA-supplemented or control diet for 14 days, and hepatic expression of multiple genes was examined...
February 2, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144629/pho4-is-essential-for-dissemination-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-to-the-host-brain-by-promoting-phosphate-uptake-and-growth-at-alkaline-ph
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Sophie Lev, Keren Kaufman-Francis, Desmarini Desmarini, Pierre G Juillard, Cecilia Li, Sebastian A Stifter, Carl G Feng, Tania C Sorrell, Georges E R Grau, Yong-Sun Bahn, Julianne T Djordjevic
Phosphate acquisition by fungi is regulated by the phosphate-sensing and acquisition (PHO) signaling pathway. Cryptococcus neoformans disseminates from the lung to the brain and is the commonest cause of fungal meningitis worldwide. To investigate the contribution of PHO signaling to cryptococcal dissemination, we characterized a transcription factor knockout strain (hlh3Δ/pho4Δ) defective in phosphate acquisition. Despite little similarity with other fungal Pho4 proteins, Hlh3/Pho4 functioned like a typical phosphate-responsive transcription factor in phosphate-deprived cryptococci, accumulating in nuclei and triggering expression of genes involved in phosphate acquisition...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142150/camel-whey-protein-protects-b-and-t-cells-from-apoptosis-by-suppressing-activating-transcription-factor-3-atf-3-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-enhancing-phosphorylation-of-akt-and-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-%C3%AE-in-type-i-diabetic-mice
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Gamal Badr, Leila H Sayed, Hossam El-Din M Omar, Ali M Abd El-Rahim, Emad A Ahmed, Mohamed H Mahmoud
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with severe immune system complications. Camel whey protein (CWP) decreases free radicals (ROS) and modulates immune functions, but its effect on DM-impaired immune systems has not been studied. We investigated the impact of CWP on the immune system in a Type 1 diabetes mouse model. METHODS: Three experimental groups were used: (1) non-diabetic control; (2) diabetic; and (3) CWP-treated diabetic mice. RESULTS: Induction of diabetes by streptozotocin was associated with reduction of body weight and insulin level, increase in glucose level and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α), and reduction in IL-2 and IL-4 levels...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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